England’s clash with the Barbarians could be cancelled following latest developments

The Rugby Football Union are reviewing if Sunday’s game can go ahead after a number of Barbarians players left the team bubble without permission!

In a statement, the RFU said: “The RFU is reviewing if this Sunday’s Quilter Cup fixture against the Barbarians can still go ahead following a breach of Covid protocols by several Barbarians players.

“The RFU will provide an update on the match status by 3pm on Friday 23 October. “

QUILTER CUP 2020

  • Sunday 25 October 2020: England v Barbarians, KO 14:00 GMT, Twickenham Stadium (LIVE on Sky Sports Arena) 

GUINNESS SIX NATIONS 2020 

  • Saturday 31 October 2020: Italy v England KO 16:45 GMT, Stadio Olimpico, Rome (LIVE on ITV)

ENGLAND MEN 2020 QUILTER INTERNATIONALS AS PART OF THE AUTUMN NATIONS CUP  

  • Saturday 14 November 2020: England v Georgia KO 15:00 GMT, Twickenham Stadium (LIVE on Amazon Prime)
  • Saturday 21 November 2020: England v Ireland KO 15:00 GMT, Twickenham  (LIVE on Amazon Prime and Channel 4)
  • Saturday 28 November 2020: Wales v England KO 16:00 GMT, venue TBC (LIVE on Amazon Prime)
  • Sunday 6 December 2020: England v TBC KO 14:00 GMT, Twickenham Stadium (LIVE on Amazon Prime)

The brilliant nicknames Joe Marler has given teammates in his autobiography

1. Joe Launchbury (Slosh, Sloshbucket, or Biscuit)

“He has the biggest arse in world rugby – and was forever knocking things over.”


2. James Haskell (The Unflushable Turd, Rig City)

“Despite being embroiled in a number of off-the-pitch controversies over the years and falling foul of various regimes, the unflushable turd has repeatedly bounced back.”

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