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Five Left In The Hunt For European Player Of The Year

European Player Of The Year

The nominees for the 2019 EPCR European Player Of The Year award have been whittled down from 15 to five.  At the end of the pool stages, fifteen players were nominated for the award and that has now been reduced to five based on public voting and the verdict of a distinguished panel of rugby experts. Just two teams remain …

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An Analysis Of England’s Five Best Fullback Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Alex Goode of England dives to score his team's sixth try during the Old Mutual Wealth series match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on November 19, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Fullback is one of the most contested positions in the England set-up at the moment, with head coach Eddie Jones having many different and brilliant options to fill the 15 jersey. Here we take a look at the five main contenders: _________ 5. Mike Brown Over the last few years, Mike Brown has been the go-to man at the back, but …

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Six England ‘New Cap’ XVs For Every Era Since 1997

Every England coach brings in their own players and caps youngsters for the first time, but by compiling teams made up entirely of new caps under each successive coach, we are able to see why some of them succeeded and why some simply failed. Each side here tells a story of English rugby through the years. Clive Woodward New Caps …

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Four England XVs Highlighting The Country’s Depth Of Talent

Eddie Jones’ England are now on an unprecedented run of victories for the country, and part of that run of unparalleled form has been down to the depth of talent the head coach can choose from. Even with regulars like Billy and Mako Vunipola, Chris Robshaw and George Kruis out of the team, the side has still defeated both France …

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Does England Selection Favour Certain Clubs?

Does being at one club make you more likely to represent England than another? We take a look at the players who have been capped since the beginning of Stuart Lancaster’s time in charge and see if there are any correlations between capped players and the clubs they play at. This writer recently wrote a piece where it was suggested …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Fullback Options

DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 10: Rob Kearney of Ireland throws himself on the loose ball metres from his tryline as Mike Brown of England closes in during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at Aviva Stadium on February 10, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Lions

The final article in the series analyses the options Warren Gatland has at full back for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. It is anticipated that three full backs will be chosen for the initial Lions squad, as was the case in 2013 tour of Australia. Ireland – Rob Kearney, Simon Zebo, Tiernan O’Halloran Rob Kearney …

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Andy Goode Column: Why Jones Should Consider Transitioning The Captaincy Away From Hartley

England Captain's Run

Although we face into what will be another weekend of top quality Champions Cup action, Eddie Jones, as he so often does, stole the headlines on Friday when he announced England’s Six Nations squad. Despite there being no glaring omissions, Jones once gain left us with quite a few talking points following his press conference. There was talk of possible changes at fullback, …

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What England’s Latest EPS Squad Tells Us

After England coach Eddie Jones announced two new training squads for the coming year, we take an in-depth look at those selected and axed from the 33 and 45-man training groups for the start of 2017. Front Row Bath’s Nathan Catt is Eddie Jones’ traditional curveball, with the 28-year-old loosehead getting his chance to impress ahead of Leicester Tigers’ youngster …

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The England ‘I Can’t Believe He’s Not Been Picked!’ XV

Every England fan has been there. Whenever a squad is announced, there are always a few players that a supporter would like to see included but is sad to see them missing out. To Eddie Jones’ credit, he has done a superb job of balancing youth with experience, raw talent with reliability and consistency. Yet even when the Australian is …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Play Australia

What team should Eddie Jones pick when England face their final test of the autumn with a mighty match against the Australians at Twickenham? We put together our chosen 23. 1) Mako Vunipola Although Joe Marler is really starting to the push the Saracens prop for the number one shirt with impressive set piece performances from the bench, Vunipola brings …

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England Player Ratings V Argentina

In a game completely altered by one bizarre and silly mistake by centre-turned-winger Elliot Daly, England showed wonderful grit and resolve to grind out a win against a tired but determined Argentina team. We rate the players from 1 to 23: 1) Mako Vunipola In the early stages of the game he once again combined well with his brother Billy …

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England’s Likely Team To Face Argentina

With Eddie Jones this evening naming a 24-man squad to take on the Pumas in the third game of the autumn internationals, we’ve put together the likely starting lineup and bench to take on one of the world’s best and most consistent sides. The front row is likely to stay the same, but there will definitely be a change in …

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England Name 24-Man Squad To Face Argentina

England coach Eddie Jones has made some significant changes to his squad to face Argentina at Twickenham this coming weekend. A notable absentee is last week’s fullback Alex Goode, who will drop out of the squad entirely. Regular fullback Mike Brown is retained. Tom Wood and Jonny May have also returned to the squad after not featuring in last week’s …

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Winners And Losers – England v Fiji

England continued to steamroll their way through an undefeated 2016 with a 58-15 demolition of Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday. Two try doubles from Semesa Rokduguni, Jonathan Joseph and Joe Launchbury helped guide England to a comfortable win while Wasps centre Elliot Daly, Northampton flanker Teimana Harrison and Saracens fullback Alex Goode also crossed over for their first international tries. England …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Play Argentina

After a convincing first 30 minutes from England and moments of sporadic excellence throughout the rest of the game, the national side can take a lot of positives from their 58 – 15 performance against Fiji, although with some troubling setbacks they will want to put right in a week’s time. Although Mako Vunipola excelled in the loose and Dylan …

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England Player Ratings V Fiji

1) Mako Vunipola Some fantastic driving runs in the first half and some sensational handling skills throughout, including for Alex Goode’s try in the corner, Vunipola is starting to bring an added dimension to England’s attack that makes him resemble more of an All Blacks prop than being stereotypically English. Sometimes struggled at scrum time against an impressive Fiji front …

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