Courtney Lawes warned clubmate Dan Biggar he is on the warpath as England rejected Sir Ian Botham’s claim that they are an unhappy camp. Lawes has been tasked with upping the physicality on Saturday in Wales where England must win to keep alive their Six Nations title hopes. Last night the Northampton forward spelled out his intention to “rattle” Welsh playmaker Biggar and ignite England’s tournament after a poor start. “My game is based on physicality and bringing that edge to the team,” said Lawes. “I am always pretty sore after games as I try to make good hits - and plenty of them. “Biggs is pretty tough to be fair, especially for a 10. But I caught him the last time we played and he said he felt it, which I was kind of chuffed about. “He is obviously a class player so if I can get some pressure on him I certainly will. I don’t think it will rattle him too much but I will try.” If Biggar was in any doubt of what is coming his way, his Saints employers kindly posted a … [Read more...] about Courtney Lawes on warpath as Saints prepare to collide in Wales-England showdown
Ruth Wilson was seen filming Oslo, her new HBO political drama based on the play of the same name, in a west London park on Wednesday. The actress, 39, wrapped up warm in a winter trench and black leather gloves for the scenes, as she was seen looking stern and tense for the sequence. The screen star's appearance was the first time she has been seen since Idris Elba announced there is to be a film version of Luther, the BBC cop drama Ruth stars in alongside him. On location: Ruth Wilson was seen filming Oslo in a west London park on Wednesday - her new political drama based on the play of the same name Ruth looked chic in the ensemble - a dark grey coat over a thick blue rollneck sweater and leather knee-high boots. She wore her chestnut locks loosely and displayed a natural wash of make-up. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'It's been a long time coming!' Idris Elba CONFIRMS he will... PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Lady Gaga makes her first … [Read more...] about Ruth Wilson wraps up in a trench coat and leather gloves as she films scenes for HBO political drama Oslo in a London park
As he pulled on an England shirt again Kyle Sinckler stopped to think who he was about to represent. A nation in lockdown, looking for a reason to be cheerful on yet another blank weekend. Kids, like his twin brother and sister, climbing the walls at home, unable to go to school or take part in any sort of sport. He then went out and delivered a man of the match display which led Eddie Jones to liken him to a tiger. “Eddie made the point in our team talk beforehand that 8.7 million people watched our game against Scotland,” said the Bristol prop. “You can only imagine how many of them are kids that look up to us as players. “My little brother and sister play football, rugby, tennis and at the moment they are just stuck at home. We wanted to put smiles on faces.” Sinckler’s performance on his first game back from suspension was emblematic of this England victory. It was about taking responsibility for past failings and showing lessons had been learned. In England’s case … [Read more...] about Kyle Sinckler earns his stripes on redemption day for him and England in Six Nations
Stacey Dooley presented another episode of DNA Family Secrets on BBC2 on Tuesday in a heartbreaking episode that saw a man find out about his biological father. Bill wanted to find out about his dad, who he had never known, and lost the only photograph he had of him, he had lost. He had left Bill and his mother when he went over to the US as a GI, and Bill's mother had eventually remarried, leaving Bill not wanting to ask too many questions but wondered why his father never returned for them. Geneticist Turi examined Bill and his father's DNA, and revealed that his father was likely to come from the Congo or Cameroon, which she said was where the slave trade began, meaning his ancestors arrived in the US in the 1700s as slaves. Turi explained: "We know that your father was with somebody before he met your mum, and they had a child. This would be your half-brother, his name is Don." Stunned, Bill said: "Oh wow... That is... I am just... That is real news to me. I thought … [Read more...] about DNA Family Secrets star discovers secret half-brother but is met with tragic news
GRACE Dent is well known as a restaurant critic and judge on cooking TV shows, but the foodie is also an accomplished author and broadcaster. The columnist and panel judge grew up on "Findus Crispy Pancakes and mince", but has gone on to dine at some of the world's finest eateries. Who is Grace Dent? Grace Dent, 47, was born in Carlisle and studied English Literature at Stirling University. It was while she was at university that she began her journalism career with features for Cosmopolitan. After graduating she jumped ships and worked as an editorial assistant for Vogue. Later she worked as a freelance journalist writing features and columns for magazines like Glamour, Marie Claire and More. Grace wrote about television for The Guardian for 12 years between 2000 and 2012, before moving to The Independent. From 2011 to 2017 she penned a restaurant column for The Evening Standard called ‘Grace and Flavour’. The foodie was the creative director for the Evening … [Read more...] about Who is MasterChef critic Grace Dent?