Autumn Nations Cup

Exeter's dominance and England shine - TRU's 2020 Rugby Review

With 2021 inbound, Joe Harvey takes a look at the 2020 calendar year as a difficult 12 months for rugby, and the world, comes to an end.
30 December 2020

Amazon Prime targets Gallagher Premiership after Autumn Nations Cup success

Amazon Prime are now aiming for Premiership Rugby broadcasting rights following their successful stint in the Autumn Nations Cup.
16 December 2020

England are in excellent condition after World Cup rebuild

Any notion that England were going to fall out of the reckoning as one of the leading sides in the world after their defeat to South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final has been eradicated.
10 December 2020

Fiji showed us their value in sole Autumn Nations Cup appearance

It may have been a frustrating Autumn Test series for Vern Cotter’s side, but in just 80 minutes of rugby, the Pacific Islanders highlighted why they must be taken more seriously.
8 December 2020

TRU's Autumn Nations Cup: Finals Day

The TRU team looked at Round 4 in the Autumn Nations Cup, and picked out the players that delivered in the Final matches of this first-time competition.
7 December 2020

Match Report: Autumn Nations Cup: England 22-19 France

Owen Farrell kicked the decisive penalty goal in the sudden death as England edged out France 22-19 in the final of the Autumn Nations Cup at Twickenham Stadium.
6 December 2020

Achilles injury rules Mako Vunipola out of England's Autumn Nations Cup final against France

England have suffered an injury blow ahead of the Autumn Nations Cup final against France with Mako Vunipola ruled out of the encounter with an Achilles problem.
6 December 2020

Match Report: Autumn Nations Cup: Georgia 24-38 Fiji

Nemani Nadolo scored a hat-trick as Fiji came up with a six-try performance to beat Georgia 24-38 and seal a seventh place finish in the Autumn Nations Cup.
5 December 2020

Match Report: Autumn Nations Cup: Ireland 31-16 Scotland

Keith Earls scored a double as Ireland finished the Autumn Nations Cup with a third place after beating Scotland 31-16 at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
5 December 2020

England not underestimating France ahead of Autumn Nations Cup final

England captain Owen Farrell, openside Sam Underhill and wing Jonny May insist they will not be taking an inexperienced French team lightly when they face them in the Autumn Nations Cup final.
5 December 2020

Eddie Jones: Everyone wants to play beautiful rugby and we are no different

England head coach Eddie Jones explains how his team are hoping to learn from their past mistakes ahead of Sunday's Autumn Nations Cup final.
4 December 2020

Benjamin Kayser: Law variations in the community game must only be temporary

Former international hooker Benjamin Kayser hopes the adaptations to the community game are only short-term fixes.
4 December 2020

England bring in Anthony Watson for Autumn Nations Cup final against France

England coach Eddie Jones has made a solitary change in the starting XV for the Autumn Nations Cup final against France to be played at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday.
4 December 2020

Jersey connection between Callum Sheedy and Kieran Hardy could get Wales firing

Callum Sheedy will link up with Kieran Hardy against Italy this weekend after playing together in the Channel Islands.
4 December 2020

Exclusive: ‘The University of Exeter are one of the reasons for my success’ - Georgia’s Lasha Jaiani

From the Wednesday nights at Topsham Sports Ground to facing Tier One nations, Georgia’s Lasha Jaiani chats to Talking Rugby Union about his journey to the international stage and the progress of the Lelos.
4 December 2020

Jaco van der Walt to make Scotland debut against Ireland

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has made six changes to the starting line-up for the third place play-off in the Autumn Nations Cup against Ireland.
4 December 2020

Johnny Sexton returns at fly-half for Ireland against Scotland

Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton has overcome a hamstring injury to lead Ireland in the upcoming third place play-off game in the Autumn Nations Cup against Scotland.
3 December 2020

'When you’re not playing it pulls at your heartstrings' - Taylor keen to make up for lost time

Scotland centre Duncan Taylor is keen to make up for lost time on the international stage following numerous injury setbacks.
3 December 2020

Ollie Lawrence and Joe Marler included in England squad

England coach Eddie Jones has retained Ollie Lawrence and Joe Marler in the 27-man squad ahead of the Autumn Nations Cup final against France to be played at Twickenham Stadium.
3 December 2020

George North returns for Wales against Italy

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has recalled George North into the starting line-up for the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup fifth-place play-off to be played on Saturday.
2 December 2020