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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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Big Statement Of Intent From Bristol As They Sign Highly Rated Hurricanes Back

Hurricanes full back and former New Zealand U20’s star Jason Woodward has agreed to join Premiership newcomers Bristol, with the club confirming the signing on the club’s official website earlier this afternoon. Woodward joins Andy Robinson’s squad after two successful seasons with the Hurricanes where he started 10 games last season en route to the club’s maiden Super Rugby championship. The …

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Polota-Nau Headlines Host Of Super Rugby Players Linked With A Move To The Premiership

Tatafu Polota-Nau of the Wallabies

Wallabies and NSW Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau headlines a host of Super Rugby players linked with a move to the Aviva Premiership with newly promoted Bristol reportedly interested in acquiring the 31-year-old forward. According to the Bristol Post, Polota-Nau has reportedly said his goodbyes to his Waratahs teammates, and is on the verge of signing for Andy Robinson’s side at the conclusion …

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England’s Got Talent: How The RFU Finally Got Its Act Together

The recently announced new ‘progressive partnership’ is the latest stage in the improving working relationship between England’s governing body the RFU and its clubs. However, there has been an incredible amount of work behind the scenes to sort out the player pathways into international rugby. Rob Andrew recently left the RFU having been its Director of Elite Rugby (with his …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Bristol

Bristol return to the Premiership for the first time since 2009 after numerous attempts to make it past the promotion play-offs, but always ending with being pipped to the post. With billionaire owner Stephen Lansdown providing financial stability to a club that has often struggled to compete with the top clubs in the country, the boys from the West Country …

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Making History: The Significance Of England’s Series Win

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Dylan Hartley, the England captain, lifts the Cook Cup and celebrates with team mates after their series victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Forget the World Cup victory of 2003, England’s series win in 2016 has far more historical significance. Before this series, England and Australia had faced each other 44 times. On those 44 occasions, England had won just 18 of those games with Australia being the victors 25 times. But in terms of victories Down Under, the win has even more …

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Exclusive – Wasps and England Saxons Coach Andy Titterrell: ‘We Showed A Hell Of A Lot Of Character In South Africa’

Being forced to retire due to injury is an issue that professional players are increasingly having to deal with and it was something that faced former England and Lions player Andy Titterrell. “I retired in March 2014 and then I went straight back into rugby in July time, but it was a difficult time when I retired because clubs were …

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Eddie Jones’ England: Unswerving, Unwavering, Uninhibited

The Australian’s Red Rose side is one built on a relentless desire to win at all costs, regardless of what strategy, gameplan or style of rugby is employed to gain victory. Stuart Lancaster’s England side were often consistently good but never good enough when it really mattered – as reflected by his teams’ second placed Six Nations finishes over four …

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Opinion: Eddie Jones Must Break Away From England’s League Convert Obsession

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, faces the media during the media session held at Pennyhill Park on February 22, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

As news broke of league convert Ben Te’o moving to Worcester to improve his international chances by representing England, memories of the national side’s recent past of flirting with rugby league players and tactics came back to haunt many fans. Reported by Pundit Arena’s Brian Barry, Te’o is leaving Leinster because he qualifies for England through his English mother. Moreover, …

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The Five Secrets Behind Eddie Jones’ England Six Nations Success

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Eddie Jones, head coach of England looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Many England fans had high hopes when experienced ‘super coach’ Eddie Jones was appointed to the post of England head coach back in November, but few genuinely believed he would lead England to a first Grand Slam in 13 years. So how did Jones do it? _____ 5. Emphasis On The Players Although Jones quickly appointed Steve Borthwick and Paul …

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Eddie Jones Steps Down As England Head Coach

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Eddie Jones, head coach of England smiles after the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

There is massive news emerging this morning, as Eddie Jones has stepped down from his position as England head coach. The Australian masterminded the Red Rose’s first Grand Slam since 2003, putting behind a torrid World Cup campaign. However, with Michael Cheika’s contract talks stalling with the Wallabies, it has been confirmed that Jones will take over of his native …

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