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Watch: Stirring Montage Relives The Rise And Rise Of England Under Eddie Jones

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Owen Farrell (L) of England, who scored the England winning goal celebrates with team mate Anthony Watson after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at AAMI Park on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

What a year it has been for England rugby. Following a disastrous World Cup campaign to end 2015 on a sour note, things were bleak for the Red Rose.

However, a change in both approach and personnel flipped their fortunes.

Eddie Jones came in as head coach, and they have risen up the rankings to be widely regarded as the second best team in the world.

They played 13 tests, and won all 13. This included a remarkable march to the Grand Slam, followed by a 3-0 series victory over Australia.

Test wins against Wales, South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia leave them in good nick facing into 2017.

The emergence of Maro Itoje, maturing of George Ford and Owen Farrell, and the redemption of Dylan Hartley means that the Red Rose are in a good place.

It was a truly remarkable year for English rugby, where they deployed some swashbuckling skill to blitz every opponent.

Take a look at this montage highlighting the best moments of the year.


Make sure to check out our weekly podcast, the Oval Office. In the latest episode, Brian Barry and Alan Drumm discuss the busy schedule over the festive period, and Nick Heath chats to Harlequins and Wales centre Jamie Roberts.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.