England ready to name two spinners for second Test

Andrew in firing line but coaches look safe

In a week when the England manager, Martin Johnson, had a go at a referee and then his players, there remained only the issue of coaching left to scrutinise. In the short term, at any rate. The role of director of elite rugby, currently held by Rob Andrew, will be in the gift of a new Rugby Football Union chief executive to succeed Francis Baron in the summer; hence the speculation over a return for Sir Clive Woodward.

Dan Cole: 'This is the biggest game I've ever played'

He is one of England's few successes from the Six Nations. But the prop knows he's up against the 'world's top scrummagers' today. Will he end on a high? He speaks to Chris Hewett

Mark Cueto: 'I can't pretend my own lack of tries isn't getting to me'

Like many in the England side, winger Mark Cueto needs to find form. So what does he have to say for himself? He makes some points to Chris Hewett

England's Six Nations challenge: 'Chopping and changing is just not going to work'

Ten questions for Monye, Corry and an unconvincing England – including No 10

Borthwick: time for our pack to bite back

England captain believes much-criticised forwards can finally fire against Wales

Jenkins' absence weakens Welsh

To lose one of your three Lions in the front-row in the run-up to a Twickenham showdown might be considered unfortunate. To lose two is downright careless. Wales will be praying the withdrawal of Gethin Jenkins does not prove downright calamitous.

Johnson finally turns attention to missing bite

Tait, Flutey and Armitage picked in most attacking side of England manager's reign

Adam Jones: 'The backs? They're all fake tan and shaved legs'

The Brian Viner Interview: Larger-than-life Wales prop explains why he's not too big to cry, why he bears no grudge against Bakkies Botha for ending his Lions tour, and why Wales will be just fine in the Six Nations without Gavin Henson

Banned Stevens hungry for return

Matt Stevens says he is relishing a chance to be part of "something special" by relaunching his career with Saracens.

Johnson keeps faith in captain Borthwick

England manager takes safe option to retain leader as Cole and Youngs called up

Kingsley Jones: 'In my day we'd all just play injured'

Sale's biggest names have moved on, and there's a queue for the physio's room. But as he faces Quins in the Heineken Cup, coach Kingsley Jones tells Chris Hewett why he's happy to stick with home-grown talents

Only victory can calm the storm for Johnson

Argentina's mighty pack are no push-over – especially for a makeshift England side. But another home loss may be too much for the Twickenham crowd to bear

David Flatman: Fired-up front three can handle weight of nation

View from the front row with Bath & England prop

Gloucester bid to end woe at Sale

Gloucester boss Bryan Redpath insists his team cannot carry the baggage of a crushing home defeat when they resume Guinness Premiership business tonight.

Tindall and Worsley out of England reckoning

Three more members of England's orthopaedically challenged squad for the forthcoming Autumn internationals – Gloucester centre Mike Tindall, Bath prop David Barnes and Wasps flanker Joe Worsley – were released back to their clubs yesterday.

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