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Premiership Coaches Set Boycott Meeting With Eddie Jones

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: England head coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media during an England Rugby press conference at Twickenham Stadium on September 30, 2016 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Some Premiership coaches will not meet with Eddie Jones following England’s controversial training camp. The fallout following England’s controversial three day training camp in Brighton shows no sign abating, after a number of Premiership directors of rugby have stated their intention not to attend a pre-planned meeting with Eddie Jones ahead of the November series. Although there appears to be little …

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With Anthony Watson And Jack Nowell Injured, Who Should England Pick As Their Wingers Against South Africa

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England’s judo session didn’t go to plan last week. What started out as a novel idea, turned into rumbling club Vs country row following Eddie Jones’ decision to incorporate a judo session into England’s three day training camp last week. In the aftermath of what must have been a full on session, six players picked up knocks, some more serious …

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Opinion: This Is England, Eddie Jones

Everything seemed to be going so well for Eddie Jones and his England team, before the same old problems that have blighted English rugby for so long began to rear their ugly heads once more. The Red Rose has had plenty of new dawns in the last 13 years since the glorious times of 2003, but the golden aura that …

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Eddie Jones’ Plans Hit Again As England Suffer Another Significant Injury Blow

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)

Bath winger Anthony Watson is likely to miss England’s entire Autumn Test series following confirmation that he suffered an injury in training earlier this week. The 22-year-old suffered a fractured jaw while in camp with Eddie Jones and his international team-mates in Brighton. Commenting on the situation to the Bath Rugby website, Watson’s club coach, Todd Blackadder, said: “Anthony broke his jaw in the England training …

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Ranking The Very Best: England’s Top Five Wingers

We take a look at the five most talented wingers available to England right now, including some big names here but having to leave out some fantastic individuals out as well. 5) Christian Wade Despite prodigious talent, Christian Wade just cannot seem to get a look-in when it comes to England selection. Part of a scintillating Wasps side this season …

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Andy Goode Column: My England XV To Face The Springboks

England v South Africa - QBE International

England will face South Africa on November 12. 1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens) 2. Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) 3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) 4. Maro Itoje (Saracens) 5. George Kruis (Saracens) 6. Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) 7. Sam Jones (Wasps) 8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens) 9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) 10. George Ford (Bath) 11. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) 12. Owen Farrell (Saracens) 13. …

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Bath Set To Move For Wallaby Centre After Signing Robbie Fruean

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Todd Blackadder, the Bath director of rugby catches the ball during the warm up during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Bath at Franklin's Gardens on September 3, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Todd Blackadder has wasted little time in putting his own stamp on the Bath squad. Although Bath may have not been in need of a compete rebuild following Mike Ford’s departure, their squad never really had a balanced feel to it last season. Under Ford, Bath seemed to be collecting quality backrow players, but failed to add depth to their …

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Which Team Will Finally Bring The All Blacks’ Incredible Winning Run To An End?

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Kieran Read and Israel Dagg of New Zealand perform the haka with the team prior to the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

New Zealand’s 41-13 thrashing of South Africa effectively handed them their fourth Rugby Championship in five years and extended their superb unbeaten record to an incredible fourteen games. The win in Christchurch means Steve Hansen’s men are only two games away from equalling South Africa’s 17-match unbeaten streak, the world record for the most unbeaten games in a row by …

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Chris Ashton: A Troubled Talent

BARNET, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Chris Ashton of Saracens looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Allianz Park on September 17, 2016 in Barnet, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The curious case of Chris Ashton has been splashed all over the back pages this week as the Saracens and England winger has been banned yet again, this time for biting Northampton Saints prop Alex Waller. Ashton will now serve another 13 weeks away from the rugby pitch, after missing 10 weeks of the season last year for gouging Ulster …

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Identifying One Of The Few Flaws In England’s Defensive System

Italy v England - RBS Six Nations

England’s defence will come in for closer examination this season. Although most commentators were not blown away by England’s performance against Scotland on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, it was clear that Eddie Jones had instilled a resilience amongst his players that had sometimes been missing under Stuart Lancaster. As the Championship progressed, so did England, with their defence the …

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England’s 15 Most Likely Lions

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Maro Itoje of England scrummages 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)

England are arguably now the best they’ve been since the 2007 Rugby World Cup. After their disappearance at the World Cup last year, the forwards are again terrorising their opposite numbers while Eddie Jones also has pace and creativity amongst his back line. Elsewhere, the Ford-Farrell axis creates the space for the lightning-quick Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph. With the Lions …

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Andy Goode Column: My British And Irish Lions Starting XV

When the Lions tour New Zealand next summer, they will need power and mobility to overcome the mighty All Blacks. That’s why I have gone with Iain Henderson in the second row alongside Maro Itoje, and Taulupe Faletau at six to offer extra dynamism in the backrow. My team also includes four south sea islanders, who will love nothing more than to …

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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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