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England Receive Huge Injury Boost As Ireland Six Nations Opener Looms

Billy Vunipola England Injury Joe Launchbury

England have received a big injury boost ahead of their 2019 Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 2nd.  Saracens’ Billy Vunipola looks set to play for his club this weekend in the Gallagher Premiership. Vunipola has been absent since he fractured his arm while playing for Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup against the …

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Farrell Cites Leinster Loss As An Example Of How To Turn Things Around

Owen Farrell England Saracens Leinster

The fine line between winning and losing can boil down to confidence England rugby co-captain Owen Farrell told The Guardian on Tuesday. The 27-year-old fly-half — who has just completed a degree in management and leadership — said this was behind England’s largely disappointing year in 2018 which saw them tamely surrender their two-year reign as Six Nations champions and …

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Maro Itoje Emerges As A Doubt For Six Nations Opener Against Ireland

Maro Itoje Ireland Six Nations England

Maro Itoje has emerged as a doubt for England’s 2019 Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd.  Saracens confirmed today that Itoje suffered a knee injury during international duty with England. The 24-year-old has a chip in his kneecap and will be sidelined for “a number of weeks”. According to a report in The Telegraph, …

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Sam Burgess Blames “Egos” And “Selfish Players” For 2015 World Cup Failure

Sam Burgess England Rugby

The announcement of Andy Farrell as the new Ireland head coach after the 2019 World Cup has brought on plenty of commentary surrounding his time with England leading into the 2015 showpiece and with any conversation about that ill-fated tournament, the subject of Sam Burgess is never far away.  For Burgess, he has often been used as a scapegoat for England’s failure to …

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“We Want To Play Them Tomorrow!” – Eddie Jones Eyes Up Ireland

Eddie Jones Ireland

Eddie Jones has overseen a successful November window which saw England defeat South Africa, Japan and Australia while they suffered a narrow one-point defeat to world champions New Zealand.  After a disappointing Six Nations and a series loss to South Africa during the summer, the improvement in results will come as a welcome relief to Jones who must have been …

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Watch: Owen Farrell In The Spotlight Again With No Arms Tackle

Owen Farrell England Izack Rodda

So the vast majority of people on social media reckon Australia should have been awarded a penalty try due to Owen Farrell’s no-arms tackle on Izack Rodda at the end of the first-half.  At half-time, it’s currently deadlocked at 13-13. England got off to a bright start and took a 7-0 lead thanks to a Jonny May try which was …

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Michael Cheika Defiant Despite Upheaval In Wallabies Camp

Michael Cheika Matt burke

Australia coach Michael Cheika insisted the Wallabies were fully committed to the cause after his extraordinary revelation on the eve of their 2018 finale against England that two veteran backs had been dropped for inviting women into their hotel room. The breach of team discipline involving Adam Ashley-Cooper and Kurtley Beale occurred after Australia’s 9-6 defeat by Wales in Cardiff …

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Eddie Jones Names England Team For Wallabies Clash

Eddie Jones England Rugby Tuliagi

Eddie Jones has named his England matchday 23 for Saturday’s clash with the Wallabies at Twickenham.  There are nine changes to the team which beat Japan while there are three positional switches. Ben Moon and Kyle Sinckler return the front-row and they will pack down on either side of Jamie George who retains his place from Saturday. Maro Itoje has …

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Chris Ashton A Major Doubt For Wallabies Clash [Report]

Chris Ashton England Rugby

Chris Ashton has emerged as a major doubt for England’s Test match with Australia on Saturday.  Ashton suffered a calf injury in the win over Japan at Twickenham at the weekend. According to a report by Sky Sports, he also missed training this morning. The England flyer underwent a scan and an update on his injury is expected later this …

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