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Geoff Parling Has Just Signed For Threatened Australian Super Rugby Side

Geoff Parling’s announcement earlier this season that he was going to leave the Exeter Chiefs was undoubtedly met with disappointment by supporters of the Sandy Park outfit. Parling has played an instrumental role in the Chiefs’ engine room as he helped the club to a historic Premiership title this season.  The 29-times capped England international has also won silverware with …

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The England ‘Forgotten’ XV

With England being spoilt for choice in terms of depth and the quality of talent available to the coaching team, we take a look at the players who have largely been ignored since the Eddie Jones era began back in December 2015. David Wilson One of three tighthead props in Stuart Lancaster’s 2015 World Cup squad, experienced head Wilson has …

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Watch: Delon Armitage Handed Two Week Ban For Hand Off During Top 14 Encounter

Fans, referees, and players have yet to get fully acquainted with World Rugby’s latest tackle directives. The game between the Exeter Chiefs and Saracens last weekend saw Richard Barrington sent off for a high tackle on Geoff Parling, a red card that was subsequently rescinded, as Brad Barritt’s initial challenge sent the England lock falling in the direction of the prop’s …

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The ‘Proper’ Northern England XV

Previously we’ve looked at dividing England’s player base into two teams of ‘north’ and ‘south’, but this time we’ve put together a team of players born and bred in the north of the country, and it’s not a bad looking side at all. 1) Davey Wilson Wilson normally plays at tighthead, but he can also cover loosehead as well. Wilson …

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England Watch: Which Players Are On Fire In The Aviva Premiership?

We take a look at all the latest statistics from England’s Aviva Premiership as we get closer and closer to England’s autumn international campaign in November. We’ll start with the best tacklers in the Premiership so far. Top EQP Tacklers This Season Tom Savage 63 Luke Wallace 63 Chris Robshaw 59 Charlie Ewels 57 Mark Wilson 55 Brad Barritt 55 …

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Talent Playing Under The Radar: An Underrated XV Selection

Despite producing the goods week in week out for their clubs, this XV selection remains unappreciated by the majority outside their club or country walls. Some remain under the radar at international level while others despite being capped, never seem to get the credit they deserve. Here’s an underrated XV: _____ 15. Chris Pennell (Worcester Warriors): Dangerous in attack, solid defensively, …

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Analysis: If ‘North’ England played ‘South’ England, Who Would Win?

Is there a North/South divide in English rugby? We split the Premiership clubs’ England-qualified player bases into two geographical halves to take a look at what English ‘North’ and ‘South’ teams might look like, with some interesting results. Please note that Midlands clubs have been divided up into either side depending on their geographical proximity to what are commonly known …

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