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Leicester City Assistant Manager reduces England role

Leicester City's Assistant Manager Craig Shakespeare is no longer apart of the England coaching staff after agreeing to reduce his responsibilities with the Football Association.

It follows the recent restructure of the management for the national team.

The decision was mutual.

Leicester City's Assistant Manager Craig Shakespeare Credit: Nick Potts / PA Wire/Press Association Images

“We really appreciate Craig’s contribution with the England team and would like to thank him for his hard work with us. Craig is an outstanding coach and would be welcome back in the England set-up at any time.”

– FA Technical Director, Dan Ashworth

Jamie Vardy: It was an 'unbelievable feeling' to score for England

Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy says it was an "unbelievable feeling" to score for England in the Euro's against Wales.

Vardy spoke to the media earlier today ahead of England's Group B match against Slovakia on Monday night.

He scored England's equaliser against Wales on Thursday - a match which England won in injury time to take them top of their group.

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Leicester's Jamie Vardy helps England to victory over Wales

Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy Credit: Owen Humphreys / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester City's star striker Jamie Vardy made a fantastic impression when he came on for England at half-time against Wales to score the equaliser.

Daniel Sturridge, who also came off the bench, earned England the vital win with a late goal.

England went into half-time behind following a Gareth Bale free-kick.

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Lawes out of England 6 Nations squad to face Ireland

Courtney Lawes and Eddie Jones Credit: PA Images

Northampton Saints star Courtney Lawes has been dropped from the England squad to face Ireland at Twickenham.

Lawes misses out in favour of Saracens' Maro Itoje.

It means that Lawes, can play in Northampton's Aviva Premiership clash with Worcester on Saturday.

England Squad: Forwards D Cole (Leicester Tigers), J Clifford (Harlequins), J George (Saracens), D Hartley (Northampton Saints, capt), J Haskell (Wasps), P Hill (Northampton Saints), M Itoje (Saracens), G Kruis (Saracens), J Launchbury (Wasps), J Marler (Harlequins), C Robshaw (Harlequins), B Vunipola (Saracens), M Vunipola (Saracens).

Backs: M Brown (Harlequins), D Care (Harlequins), E Daly (Wasps), O Farrell (Saracens), G Ford (Bath Rugby), A Goode (Saracens), J Joseph (Bath Rugby), J Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), A Watson (Bath Rugby), B Youngs (Leicester Tigers).

England and Wasps star sees tough week ahead

England and Wasps star Joe Launchbury says he sees a tough week ahead, after England crashed out of their own Rugby World Cup.

England lost at Twickenham to Australia, meaning they exit the tournament, with Wales and Australia progressing to the quarter finals.

Speaking to ITV Sport, Launchbury added that the performance in next week's dead rubber against Uruguay will now be important to ensure England can exit the tournament with some pride.

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