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Watch: Will Greenwood Hints At Surprise Lions Call-Up For Retired Star

The British and Irish Lions will take on New Zealand in less than 24 hours at Eden Park for their first of three Tests against the world champions. Following a six-match build-up, anticipation couldn’t be higher. Prior to the commencement of the tour, the assumption was that attrition would be high within the squad. The fast-paced and hard-hitting southern hemisphere style of …

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Andy Goode Column: The Teams I Expect To Lose Out In The Tightest Relegation Dog Fight We Have Ever Seen

Harlequins v Bristol - Aviva Premiership

Not only will the race for the play-off positions be massively competitive this season, but for those fighting to avoid the drop into the Championship, the coming campaign will be truly testing. In all, there are four or five teams who could potentially go down, with established sides such as Gloucester and Harlequins in danger of becoming entangled in the …

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Andy Goode Column: Richard Cockerill Will Only Come Under Pressure If The Tigers Don’t Qualify For The Premiership Semi Finals

Wasps v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Although Saracens have replaced the Leicester Tigers as the Premiership’s dominant side, make no mistake about it, my old team remain box office and will maintain their place among England’s elite clubs in the future. Richard Cockerill has assembled a squad filled with attacking intent, and with Aaron Mauger now calling the shots as head coach, the Tigers are playing …

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Pic: Poll Reveals Who People Really Want As Lions Head Coach

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: The Lions supporters celebrate the Lions victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Today is the day. We finally learn who will lead the British and Irish Lions to New Zealand this year. Today’s announcement in Edinburgh seems a mere formality as last night we received a major hint (as if we needed one) that Warren Gatland is set to get the nod once again. However, an online poll has revealed who the …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Newcastle Falcons

Few people would envy Director of Rugby Dean Richards’ task of transforming Newcastle Falcons into a competitive Premiership outfit, but the former Leicester and Harlequins man has been quietly going about his business as usual and at the very least has done enough to maintain the club’s Premiership status. Looking at the club’s transfers ins and outs for the season …

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Andy Goode Column: My England XV To Whitewash Australia

Australia v England

1. Mako Vunipola When Joe Marler announced his decision to sit out the tour of Australia, Mako was handed the opportunity to make the loose-head jersey his own. He has done just that, with two massive performances both in the loose and at scrum time. 2. Dylan Hartley It was not too long ago when questions were raised as to appropriateness …

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Andy Goode Column: My England XV To Start Against Australia

England v Wales - Old Mutual Wealth Cup

1. Mako Vunipola With Joe Marler taking time off, and Matt Mullan inexperienced at test level, Mako Vunipola should really get the nod to start the first test against Australia. Saying that, he shouldn’t get too comfortable, because he faces a tough test against Sekope Kepu in the scrum.   2. Dylan Hartley Although Dylan has played little rugby after suffering a serious concussion against …

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Watch: Andy Goode Claims He Will Be Back Next Season

Looks like Andy Goode might have had a tad too much to drink at the RPA Premiership Rugby Awards… Former England international Andy Goode attended the Aviva Premiership Rugby awards this week and, speaking to the official Twitter account, he made a pretty sensational claim. First stating that he was delighted to see his ‘son’ Alex Goode winning the RPA Premiership …

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Andy Goode Column: Wasps To Secure Premiership Home Semi-Final

EXETER, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps kicks the ball past Gareth Steenson during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Wasps at Sandy Park on May 1, 2016 in Exeter, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Pundit Arena’s Andy Goode gives his take on a crucial weekend of Premiership action, with Wasps and Exeter battling for one home semi-final berth. This weekend throws up some interesting fixtures. I think Saracens are well able to attack on both fronts; the Premiership and the European Cup. They had a team trip to Debrovnik the week before they played …

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