St. Patrick’s Day: Jamie Dornan, Niall Horan & More Hot Stars Who Hail From Ireland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with us by taking a look at some of the hottest stars who happen to be Irish!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Today, March 17, is all about celebrating Irish culture, so we decided there’s no better way to do that than to honor some of our favorite celebrities who hail from Ireland. (Well, besides wearing plenty of green, of course.) Let’s get to it, shall we?

One of our favorite Irishmen is Niall Horan! The former One Direction member grew up in Mullingar, and has always been proud of his roots. Unfortunately since becoming famous, Niall has spent less time in Ireland than he’d like to – and it’s proven to be a bit of a different experience. He opened up about fans swarming his family’s house when he’s around in a 2016 interview on The Graham Norton Show.

“I go home a couple times a year. My dad still lives in the same spot, so it gets kind of hectic around the house,” he said. “I remember Robbie Williams once said something to me. He was like ‘My mum closed the curtains in ’92 and never opened them again.’ I get it! Yeah, it’s good. I get to go home and see the lads and stuff like that. See the family. I like that side of it. I miss Ireland, obviously would like to go there a lot more.”

The “Slow Hands” crooner then went on to explain how locals have started treating him differently when he’s in town. “Sometimes if I’m walking home, right? I go home around Christmas and there’s no taxis and I start walking home. The police will drive past me, pick me up and bring me home,” he revealed, adding, “I remember when they used to do that for a different reason.”

But Niall isn’t the only Irish celeb we love! Jamie DornanSaoirse Ronan, and Colin Farrell also come from Ireland. Head up to the gallery above to see pics of more Irish celebrities! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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'Five Feet Apart' star Cole Sprouse says he lost 25 pounds for role as teen with cystic fibrosis

Cole Sprouse arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Five Feet Apart" on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Cole Sprouse went to great depths to get into the mindset — and body — of his latest lead character: a young man with cystic fibrosis (CF) who falls for a woman suffering from the same illness.

The 26-year-old "Riverdale" star said he did thorough research as he joined the cast of the romance film "Five Feet Apart," which hit theaters this week. Sprouse said portraying a CF patient really opened his eyes and helped him better understand those with the genetic condition.

“It’s one of those illnesses that everyone sort of knows the name of but doesn’t really know the gravity of," Sprouse recently told People.

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Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson, who plays his love interest 17-year-old Stella, both went on strict diets and studied CF before filming the movie directed by "Jane the Virgin" star Justin Baldoni.

“We built this whole nutritional regimen dedicated to embodying the physical limitations of cystic fibrosis. I lost 25 pounds for the role,” Sprouse told the publication, admitting it wasn't an easy feat. “Everything we had to learn was covered in a mortality that was debilitating. But we were lucky enough to work with not only medical professionals who are extremely trained with cystic fibrosis, but also with patients themselves. I feel pretty well-versed about cystic fibrosis now.”

The genetic disease causes persistent lung infections and limits a patient’s ability to breathe. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, it can cause extensive lung damage, and eventually respiratory failure.

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"In cystic fibrosis, a defect (mutation) in a gene changes a protein that regulates the movement of salt in and out of cells. The result is thick, sticky mucus in the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems, as well as increased salt in sweat," the Mayo Clinic explains on its website.

Sprouse has been working closely with the CF community to help educate the public about the condition.

“We made sure to be as accurate as possible,” Sprouse said. “And for us, the greatest feedback has been from the CF [cystic fibrosis] community going, ‘Yeah, we know that this is still a Hollywood production but it’s very clear that production has put a lot of attention to detail in how this thing really affects our lives.’ And that’s the badge of honor that we want.”

"We wanted this movie to feel sort of like a beacon of hope, and not feel debilitating. We’re certainly pulling on the heart strings, but we had curated the script and the performances in a way to make it feel hopeful, which we found quite important for the CF community and not just for the audience," the star added.

Fox News’ Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.

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How to wear green for St. Patrick's Day and do it your way

We found the perfect pieces to get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit!

These lucky looks can be worn on Sunday, March 17, or any other spring day, since green is a such a versatile color.

From festive necklaces and accessories to emerald clothing pieces, get your wardrobe ready for the big day.

Luck of the Irish to you and go green!

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Go green at work:

1. 70’s Tie Neck Bishop Sleeve Blouse, Shein

2. Maliyah Long Sleeve Midi Skater Dress, Lulus

3. Mini Adele Faux Leather Top Handle Bag, TOPSHOP

4. New Look Tailored Coat, Asos

5. Clover Necklace with Diamond, Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry

Go green for date night:

6. Thin Strap Mini Dress, Susana Monaco

7. Off The Shoulder Wrap Midi Dress, Boohoo

8. Petite Drop Earring Green Onyx, Latelita

9. Porto pointed high heeled pumps, ASOS

10. Equestrian Waist Belt, Banana Republic

Go green for play:

11. Chuck Taylor All Star, Converse

12. Union Sweater, Lovers + Friends

13. Plus Riviera Pants, LOFT

14. Junk Food Feelin’ Lucky Peanuts Tee, Urban Outfitters

15. Vivienne Velvet Headband, Urban Outfitters

Go green for the gym:

16. Colorblock Track Jacket, Forever 21

17. Contender Laser Cut, Athleta

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Texas teen dies after being stabbed in alleged fight over a brownie, police say

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A Texas teenager has died after reportedly being stabbed in the eye in a fight said to be over a brownie earlier this week, police said.

Police responded to reports Wednesday about 4:30 p.m. that a 14-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight with another juvenile, Houston Police Department said in a statement. Witnesses told police that they saw the victim arguing with another person just before he was attacked.

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Houston Independent School District Police Chief Paul Cordova said the fight erupted between the two individuals after school outside a convenience store across from the Jane Long Academy in southwest Houston.

After attacking the unidentified boy, the suspect, who has also not been identified, fled the scene.

Emergency personnel transported the teen to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries on Friday.

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Houston Police Homicide Division took over the case and made an arrest Friday afternoon.

Officials say the 14-year-old suspect is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Family of Ugandan boy Stacey Dooley posed with in Uganda speak out

‘Maybe it is a white saviour thing — but we need the help’: Family of the five-year-old boy Strictly TV star Stacey Dooley posed with in Uganda speak out amid Comic Relief row

  • Ugandan boy Mwesigwa Waiswa, 5, lives with his grandmother in brick shelter
  • TV star Dooley forced to deny she was playing a ‘white saviour’ by posing with the boy while filming in the village
  • Boy’s grandmother Beatrice Bugonzi says she ‘doesn’t mind foreigners coming’ but doesn’t know what Comic Relief is and has never seen any benefits from it 
  • A six-person BBC team spent two-and-a-half days recording in the village

The image is one that will be familiar to millions by now. Stacey Dooley, with professional blow-dry, beautiful teeth and half a million-plus Instagram followers after a successful turn on Strictly Come Dancing, hoisting a five-year-old Ugandan boy onto her hip for Comic Relief.

She beamed and gushed (‘Ob.sessssssssed’ followed by a broken heart emoji). The little boy sucked his finger while, from somewhere, came the sound of a diplomatic and ethical maelstrom — before chaos ensued.

While the picture, taken on Saturday, February 23, was gathering ‘likes’ (almost 52,000 at the last count) an indignant debate was raging over so-called ‘white saviour syndrome’.

Mwesigwa Waiswa, 5, (centre in yellow t-shirt) is looked after by his grandmother Beatrice Kituumira Bugonzi (above), 50, who holds cousin Faheem, 2, at their home in Luuka county. Ms Bugonzi said she 

The term refers to white people who travel to poorer, black nations in the belief they are helping without truly understanding the history and causes of the poverty. Crassly barging in with generous offers of help when people are entirely capable, and willing, to help themselves, painting themselves as the educators, the developers, the colonial supremacists still ‘in charge’.

Labour MP David Lammy waded into the fracas saying Stacey’s ‘colonial image’ did a disservice to poor Africans. Uganda’s High Commissioner Julius Peter Moto took to the This Morning sofa, while Stacey’s choice of caption on her Instagram photo was likened to how social media users described a new handbag or pair of shoes, not a little boy. In short, she was accused of ‘poverty porn’.

Stacey, a BBC presenter and successful documentary maker of ten years standing — and no wallflower — quickly sniped back. She said it was ‘ridiculous’ to suggest she would ‘stroll up’ to a child she did not know and force him to have a ‘selfie’, pointing out she had been working in Africa for nearly 12 years and knew how to behave.

Stacey Dooley posted this photo of her holding 5-year-old Mwesigwa Waiswa on February 23 during the Uganda  trip. Mr Lammy criticised the ‘white saviour’ complex promoted by celebrities such as Miss Dooley


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Comic Relief said the photo was a personal shot ‘taken at the request of the child’s family, and not part of any appeal film’. 

Others quickly leapt to defend the work of Comic Relief, which has raised more than £1billion for good causes and funds a number of projects in Uganda, filling a small part of a void left by a lack of state investment and high-level corruption.

There was a short volley of argument and counter argument before the news agenda moved on.

But what hasn’t been told — until now — is the story of the little boy himself.

We can reveal that his name is Mwesigwa Waiswa, and he was born in a rural village in Eastern Uganda. Mercifully, he probably still doesn’t know how poor he is.

‘She asked: “Can I hold him?” I said OK. She wanted to take a photo. Another person then asked if that was OK, so they brought out papers,’ said grandmother We had no idea who she was. For us, we just saw people.

This week, the Mail tracked down Mwesigwa and his family in his village. We found him sitting on the ground outside his home, dressed in a yellow T-shirt on back to front and inside out — every five-year-old’s preferred style.

Those deep brown eyes that melted Stacey’s heart had the same sullen intensity as he surveyed this new set of white strangers trailing to his home.

Not surprisingly, he was completely oblivious to the row his brief cuddle with Dooley caused.

Abandoned by his mother when he was just two years old, Mwesigwa is now raised by his paternal grandmother, Beatrice Kituumira Bugonzi. She is also looking after three other grandchildren including Mwesigwa’s older brother, another child abandoned by their mother and one orphaned after both parents died.

Dooley, 31, recently film a documentary with Comic Relief about neonatal clinics and malaria in Uganda. She presents a series called Stacey Dooley Investigates on BBC 3 which looks at  current affairs issues affecting young people around the world.

They share a single room in a brick shelter with rag mattresses on the floor, while cooking is done on a log fire outside.

Mrs Bugonzi is a subsistence farmer, growing foods such as sweet potatoes, bananas and cassava, which can be used to make flour, to feed herself and her grandchildren.

A widow after her husband died seven years ago, she is 50 but looks much older. She also does manual work for other people in her village to raise a few Ugandan shillings to pay for essentials such as paraffin and soap. ‘I’m finding it hard looking after these children. They were literally dumped here with me,’ said Mrs Bugonzi through an interpreter.

‘Their parents didn’t say anything after dropping them here. Sometimes they visit but they don’t bring anything and then they leave again. They don’t help at all.’

Mention Stacey Dooley and Comic Relief and she simply shrugs: ‘I have no idea of what Comic Relief help does — there is no direct help for me,’ she says.

‘Whether they pay for the facilities in the hospital, I have no idea. All I know is I am struggling to look after my children.

‘I don’t have a problem with foreigners coming and filming here if it results in help, but often they come and take pictures which are used to collect money.

‘Whatever happens with that money raised from pictures of my children, I do not see it. It does not benefit me directly.’

The Labour MP for Tottenham (pictured from behind) said today that her comments showed she had ‘failed to educate herself’, adding on BBC News’ Victoria Derbyshire show: ‘Her Instagram conveys the age old trope that is her as the heroine and the black child as the victim and we have to stop it’

Talk to Mwesigwa’s grandfather’s brother, 50-year-old Afani Isabirye, however, and another story emerges entirely. This is a complex situation, with no clear rights and wrongs.

Mr Isabirye is part of what is known locally as a Village Health Team — people trained to test children for malaria, administer medication if it is detected and give health advice, particularly to pregnant women.

Much of the training for the crucial volunteers is paid for by Comic Relief and Stacey — at the height of her popularity following her Strictly win — came to the region to hear the tragic story of a woman who had lost two babies because she was unable to get to the nearest hospital.

No doubt it was a harrowing story and an important issue, which will be relayed to viewers this Friday on Red Nose Day.

Mr Lammy did acknowledge Miss Dooley’s ‘good motives’ but bemoaned the British celebrity trope of travelling to poorer parts of Africa to film Comic Relief packages

Mr Isabirye said the BBC team spent two-and-a-half days in their village, after arriving in a couple of 4x4s and a people carrier.

He said the arrival of a team of six ‘white people’ as well as a number of local guides caused a bit of a stir and many villagers came out to see what was happening. Most of the filming, he said, was done with the woman who had lost her children, both inside and outside her home.

On the last day Mr Isabirye watched as his little great-nephew Mwesigwa wandered over to him, a bit grizzly and in need of attention, and he picked him up.

Documentary maker Stacey Dooley has been criticised for not meeting up with a No White Saviours group while on a charity trip to Uganda

That was when Stacey spotted him and went over. ‘We had no idea who she was. For us, we just saw people. She introduced herself as Stacey Dooley but she did not go into detail about who she was,’ says Mr Isabirye. ‘She asked: “Can I hold him?” I said OK. She wanted to take a photo. Another person then asked if that was OK, so they brought out papers (so they could sign their consent).

‘She did ask briefly about the boy, and we told them he had no parents. Once they took the photo that was the end and they went on to other filming.’

Not quite the same explanation given by Comic Relief, then, who insisted the encounter was instigated by Mwesigwa’s family.

Whatever the truth, Mr Isabirye was quick to praise Comic Relief and the work they did, dismissing concerns over ‘white saviourism’ as a luxury he could not afford.

He earns just 12,000 shillings a week — £2.50 — writing reports in his role with the Village Health Team in his village of 2,000 people. Like many East African countries, the divide between rich and poor in Uganda is stark.

While some in the capital Kampala enjoy a good quality of life, those in the rural north and east are hardest hit, with 84 per cent living in poverty, according to the World Bank’s poverty assessment report, with limited or no access to electricity.

Healthcare is provided by the government, but state-funded facilities are woefully lacking in vital medicines and equipment and are often miles from villages, with people unable to pay to travel when they fall ill.

Faced with impossible financial straits, Mr Isabirye — who is also a subsistence farmer — sees Comic Relief as a life-saver.

It helped train 200 village health teams and he had nothing but gratitude for Stacey.

In his broken English he explained: ‘It is important. I don’t know why they are criticising her. When these people come there is a possibility that people in the UK will watch — and when they watch, they will be able to help us. Maybe build a hospital.

‘If they don’t come people probably won’t donate. There is no doubt that we need the help, so how that help comes is not the problem. How it comes is not important.

‘Maybe it is a “white saviour” thing, but whatever it is we need the help, and if showing what is happening here means we get help, then so be it.’

Yet the image of the white woman, in her £265 boots, with a needy black child in her arms, rankles with local activists.

They speak of underlying discrimination and the relationship between white and black people that dates back to the first Europeans who raided Africa for slaves and raw materials.

MP David Lammy responds to critics who say that he should go to Uganda with Comic Relief rather than just criticise film-maker Dooley. He defended his decision to turn down an invitation to avoid becoming a ‘cheerleader’ instead of a representative

But as well as celebrities ‘roughing’ it for charity, Uganda is a mecca for evangelistic aid workers, and students on gap years — dubbed ‘voluntourists’ by critics. While the vast majority are undoubtedly well meaning, there are those who are not.

Later this month, an American woman is due in court in Uganda accused of running a clinic and treating children without being qualified.

She is being sued by the mothers of two children who are alleged to have died in her care.

Meanwhile, police are reportedly hunting a 70-year-old German, who is accused of sexually abusing children in his care at a rehabilitation centre on an island on Lake Victoria.

No White Saviours — a Ugandan campaign group set up in 2013, which first took Stacey to task over her posts — said discussion was required over the complex history of former colonies.

The group was set up by Kelsey Nielsen and Olivia Alaso after they met in Uganda when they were both taking their sick children to a health centre.

Kelsey, who is white and whose parents are evangelical Christians, has admitted she was ‘part of the problem’ when she left home aged 23 to set up a family centre in Uganda. She now says she had no business setting it up in the first place. Africa should not be a ‘playground’ for white people, she said.

Olivia said Mwesigwa’s family would have been unaware of how widely shared the photo would have been when they signed the consent — and pointed out that people would not approach children they did not know to take pictures in other countries.

She said: ‘What is he gaining from this? What did he gain from her likes on Instagram? What has she done for them? Nothing.’ Grace Deebula, assistant project co-ordinator at The AIDS Support Organisation (Taso) who was also pictured with Stacey during her trip, perhaps summed it up best when she said that while people needed help they were not helpless.

Grace works to raise awareness of malaria and the importance of diagnosing it early, after her own son Paul almost died when he was just a few months old. Comic Relief has funded testing kits and nets.

Speaking during a training programme for health workers in the Amuria district, she said the BBC crew witnessed a little boy die of the disease.

‘Uganda can prevent malaria but they can’t do away with it. The standard of living is really too poor. Families have lots of children and the resources are not enough.

‘The money donated in the UK really helps and the visit by Comic Relief was really important — according to the information they gave us — in capturing the impact of malaria to show to the British people. I know when it is shown, they’ll really see the usefulness of the money they are donating.’

Asked about white celebrities fronting the films, she said: ‘Stacey is really a good person.

‘She interacted with the people, but maybe another time we could have someone from Uganda sharing the importance of Comic Relief and malaria.’

Meanwhile, back in the village, Mwesigwa and his great uncle are still to grasp the fuss that this image has caused. Without access to the internet, they probably never will.

But with malaria, disease and malnutrition an ever-present reality in this five-year-old’s life, Mr Isabirye says share away.

‘If it means more help, if people see my boy and how he comes from a poor place, then that is good.’

A Comic Relief spokesperson said last night: ‘Stacey was asked to make a film to explore the work we’re doing in Uganda and we’re grateful to her for this. She is a professional documentary maker and has a unique ability to connect with people.

‘Both Comic Relief and Stacey remain in ongoing communication with the project who are in contact with the family locally.

‘We regret the impact this is having on them, the project workers and community.’

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Russian ‘hitman’ loses eight-year fight to stay in the UK

Russian ‘hitman’ suspected of plotting to murder exiled prime minister of Chechnya on British soil loses eight-year fight to stay in the UK

  • The ‘hitman’ planned to murder Chechen secessionist figure Akhmed Zakayev
  • The Russian man, known as D2, lived in Britain with his wife and six children
  • D2 left Britain in 2010, but was barred from coming back by the Home Office 
  • The Special Immigration Appeals Commission has upheld the 2010 decision

A Russian ‘hitman’ suspected by the security services of plotting to murder the exiled prime minister of Chechnya on British soil has lost an extraordinary eight-year fight to stay in the UK.

MI5 said it had obtained intelligence that the former soldier planned to kill Akhmed Zakayev at the behest of Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya’s current leader and a close ally of Vladimir Putin.

But the would-be assassin – identified only as ‘D2’ in legal documents – argued that his human rights would be breached if he was barred from Britain.


MI5 intelligence suggests the ‘hitman’ was ordered by Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov (left) to murder secessionist figure Akhmed Zakayev (right)

Now The Mail on Sunday can reveal he has had his brazen bid to remain rejected, with legal experts putting the cost of the saga at up to £1 million.

After D2 left Britain to visit Chechnya in 2010, the then Home Secretary Theresa May ordered that he be prevented from returning.


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D2, whose wife and six children still live here, argued the move breached his ‘human right to a family’.

When he returned to Britain in 2012, he was arrested at Heathrow and told he would be detained in prison for the duration of his appeal.

Instead, he flew back to Chechnya after seven months to continue the appeal from abroad. 

But in a judgment issued last week, a panel of judges at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) ruled that the Home Office had been correct to brand D2 as a ‘threat to national security’.

The man, known as D2, left Britain in 2010, but was barred from coming back by then Home Secretary Theresa May (pictured in 2014)

The decision comes at a time when relations between Russia and Britain are strained following a series of suspected attacks on Russian dissidents and exiles on UK soil.

Sergei Skripal, 67, and his daughter Yulia, 34, were poisoned with the novichok nerve agent in Salisbury last year by a team from the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence service. 

The court heard D2 was an ally of Mr Kadyrov (left), who was appointed president of Chechnya by Vladimir Putin

In 2012, Russian businessman German Gorbuntsov, 52, was shot and left for dead outside his flat in Canary Wharf. And in 2006, Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London with radioactive polonium-210 on the orders of the Kremlin.

SIAC heard that D2 and his family were granted asylum in Britain in 2002, on the grounds that his life was in danger in Chechnya due to links with anti-Putin rebels.

Since then, the family has received benefits and are understood to live in council accommodation. 

D2’s wife and children became naturalised British citizens in 2009 but he was not granted the same status.

The court heard the 52-year-old became an ally of Mr Kadyrov, who was appointed president of Chechnya by Putin in 2007, after previously serving as prime minister.

An MI5 agent accused Mr Kadyrov of creating a list of overseas enemies that he wanted eliminated, including Mr Zakayev, who fled Chechnya in 2001 and was given permission to stay in Britain.

It was claimed Mr Kadyrov (pictured) rewarded D2 with a luxury car after assassinating a former bodyguard of Mr Zakayev

The Security Service also told SIAC that it suspected D2 of involvement in the assassination of Umar Israilov, one of Mr Zakayev’s former bodyguards, in Vienna in 2009. 

It claimed D2 had been rewarded by Mr Kadyrov with a luxury car complete with personalised number-plate.

The SIAC judgment concluded: ‘In short, we consider that D2 is a future risk to national security… and would be in a good position, if he returned to the United Kingdom, to facilitate an assassination attempt against Zakayev.

‘Such an attack would clearly present a risk to national security.’

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Jack Nowell and Ben Moon to start for England against Wales in Six Nations

Just as SunSport told you, boss Eddie Jones has brought back Nowell onto the wing in place of injured Chris Ashton.


And his Exeter Chiefs team-mate Moon gets the nod ahead of Ellis Genge to start in Cardiff in place of crocked Mako Vunipola.

Giant winger Joe Cokanasiga is set for his tournament debut off the bench and flanker Brad Shields replaces sub Nathan Hughes in the final of four changes.

Jones said: “England and Wales is always a big game. Intense rivals and there is the historical context to it, but for us it is our most important game because it is our next game and that is how we are treating it.

“Whenever you play against a Warren Gatland side you are playing against a side that is going to be very physical on the gain line.

England starting XV (509 caps)

15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 27 caps), 14 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 31 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 19 caps), 12 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 29 caps), 11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 42 caps), 10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 67 caps) (captain), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 82 caps)

1 Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs, 5 caps), 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 34 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 19 caps), 4 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 70 caps), 5 George Kruis (Saracens, 29 caps), 6 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 10 caps), 7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 7 caps), 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 38 caps)

Subs (147 caps)

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps), 17 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 6 caps), 18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 16 caps), 19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 55 caps), 20 Brad Shields (Wasps, 5 caps), 21 Dan Robson (Wasps, 1 cap), 22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps), 23 Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 2 caps)

"They are always very fit so you have to make sure you win the gain line and then find opportunities of where you are going to attack them.

“As you have read in the media, it’s all about Wales, we are playing potentially the greatest team ever.

"Their players are full of emotion and it’s the biggest game they are going to play in their lives. We have had a good week just focussing on ourselves and focussing on getting our preparation right.”

On selection, Jones added: “Ben Moon will start and Ellis Genge will finish so we will get a great 80 minutes out of those two.

"It is disappointing to lose a player of the calibre of Mako Vunipola but we have two very good players who will do a great job for us.

“Jack Nowell will start and Joe Cokanasiga will come onto the bench.

"As we saw in the autumn Joe is a player of great potential so we are looking forward to him adding to the squad.

“Brad Shields comes in for Nathan Hughes as a finisher as we just feel like it is going to be a high work-rate game.”

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Katy Perry Sacrifices Her Career to Start Family With Orlando Bloom Soon

AceShowbiz -When Katy Perry decided that she’s going to marry Orlando Bloom, she’s all in to start a family with her now-fiance. The couple is said to be wanting to get married soon and have kids together, and she’s willing to sacrifice her career for it.

A source tells PEOPLE after the pair’s Valentine’s Day engagement, “Katy is slowing down her career this year,” adding that both Katy and Orlando “want to get married and start a family sooner rather than later.”

Another source echoes this, saying, “They both want kids together and will prioritize this.”

The source also claims that the couple’s decision to get married wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment choice. “They’ve been talking about getting engaged for a while. After reconciling Katy has felt very secure with Orlando and they both knew it was different this time,” the source explains. “They made their relationship a priority and both of them literally flew all around the world to keep their relationship strong.”

The so-called insider goes on dishing, “She was in such a bad place after her split from Russell [Brand], so to be getting married again is a huge deal. Their friends and family are so happy and excited for them.”

Katy and Orlando hinted at their engagement with a picture of her new ring on Instagram. Rocking a ring which features a ruby or a vivid pink diamond in the center surrounded by a floral halo of eight round diamonds, set in yellow gold, she captioned the picture, “full bloom.”

Orlando shared the same snap on his own Instagram page and wrote along with it, “Lifetimes.”

Meanwhile, Katy’s mother spilled about the pair’s engagement in her Facebook post which has since been deleted. “Look who got engaged on Valentine’s Day!!” she exclaimed along with photos from what appears to be the couple’s engagement party. The images reportedly showed Katy dressed in red and Orlando wearing a suit surrounded by dozens of red flowers in a heart-shaped arrangement.

Interestingly, Katy’s engagement ring resembles to the one Orlando gifted his ex-wife Miranda Kerr when he proposed to her in 2010. The Australian actress’ engagement ring featured a huge center stone, with smaller diamonds surrounding it.

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Kristoff St. John Dies; The Young & The Restless Star Was 52

Actor Kristoff St. John, who starred on the long-running soap opera, The Young & The Restless, for nearly three decades, has died.

Over the weekend, he was found to have passed away in his home. The Daytime Emmy Award winner was 52 years old.

On Monday morning, TMZ broke the tragic news that St. John had died, or was discovered dead, on Sunday, February 3.

According to law enforcement sources, a friend went to visit the award-winning actor at his San Fernando Valley house.

The friend discovered his body and alerted emergency responders.

Police and paramedics reported to the residence, where Kristoff was declared dead at the scene.

This is absolutely heartbreaking. TMZ has been informed that there is, so far, no sign of foul play.

However, it is believed that alcohol may have played a role in Kristoff’s premature passing.

Kristoff is best known for his role as Neil WInters on CBS’ enduring soap opera, The Young & The Restless.

The role, which he has played since 1991, has earned him nine Daytime Emmy Award nominations.

In 1992, Kristoff won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Young Actor in a Drama Series.

He has also won 10 NAACP Image awards for his portrayal.

While it is a relief to hear that there is no sign of foul play, the first instinct of many The Young & The Resltess fans is to ask about suicide.

This is because of his tragic history with suicide, which begins with his son.

Kristoff and his ex-wife, boxer Mia St. John, lost their adult son on November 23, 2014.

Their late son, Julian, took his life while undergoing treatment in a mental health facility.

Kristoff and Mia sued the facility, alleging negligence. The suit was eventually settled.

This devastating loss had a long-term impact on Kristoff.

In November of 2017, Kristoff St. John threatened to kill himself with a gun.

It was the three-year anniversary of Julian’s suicide.

As anyone who has lost an immediate family member knows, the anniversary of a death can be especially difficult for surviving loved ones.

(Especially during those first few years.)

At the time, police placed Kristoff under a 72-hour hold for observation.

That response is designed to keep someone safe, hopefully until suicidal ideation passes.

Julian was Kristoff’s first child, born in 1989.

Kristoff is survived by his eldest daughter, Paris Nicole, who was born in 1992.

He is also survived by his second daughter, Lola, who was born in 2003 with his second wife, Allana Nadal.

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Kristoff had recently become engaged to Russian born model Kseniya Olegovna Mikhaleva.

The couple was planning to marry some time in the fall of 2019.

This ia a sudden and heartbreaking loss, shocking fans, family, and castmates alike.

Until we know more about his passing, we hope that everyone reserves judgment about who might “deserve” blame for his death.

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Our hearts go out to Kristoff St. John’s countless loved ones.

We hope that police can provide them with answers that grant some measure of closure.

Our hearts go out to his family, friends, castmates, and other loved ones — and to his countless fans.

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Soap Star Kristoff St. John's Autopsy Underway After Mysterious Death

An autopsy is underway for soap star Kristoff St. John, who was mysteriously found dead in his California home on Sunday, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.

An official at the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed to Radar that the autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning and could take “several hours” to complete.

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St. John, 52, was found deceased in his Woodland Hills home at around 2:05 p.m., LAPD confirmed to Radar.

A police official also confirmed that the actor’s death was possibly due to an alcohol overdose.

St. John was engaged to Russian model Kseniya Mikhaleva, who exclusively told Radar he sounded “sad” hours before his death. The two were in a long-distance relationship, as Mikhaleva is currently studying in Russia.

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St. John previously struggled with mental health issues. In 2017, The Young and The Restless actor was hospitalized after threatening suicide.

As Radar readers know, St. John’s son, Julian, whom he shared with ex-wife, boxer Mia St. John, took his own life in 2014.

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