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Chris Ashton Determined To Work His Way Back Into England Team

Saracens winger Chris Ashton has said that he is determined to play international rugby again after a recent meeting with England coach Eddie Jones. Ashton was excluded from Jones’ 32-man squad to tour Australia during the summer and has not played for England since Jones took charge of the Red Rose in November 2015. Jones has been very honest about …

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Exclusive: England’s Stuart Lancaster – Revisiting A Legacy

Memory is a funny thing. When you think of New Zealand’s Graham Henry, you think of 2011 – not 2007. With Clive Woodward it is 2003, not 1999. Yet for former England head coach Stuart Lancaster he is seemingly always to be synonymous with 15 minutes of rugby in 2015, but not the three and half years preceding them. Exclusively …

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Bath Unveil Slick Home And Away Kits Ahead Of New Season

Bath Rugby v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

Canterbury, the world’s leading rugby brand, and Bath Rugby have unveiled the new kit for the 2016/17 season. The kit features Canterbury’s innovative technology, teamed with a contemporary design that will appeal to both competitive players and rugby fanatics alike. The range reflects the history of Bath Rugby, with a colour palette that links heritage with a modern style. The …

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Opinion: New Zealand’s Dominance Over Australia Puts England’s Series Win In Perspective

Even though Eddie Jones’ England impressed the global rugby community with a comprehensive 3-0 series victory over the Wallabies, New Zealand’s search for perfection in both and attack and defence against Australia in Sydney shows no one in the world comes close to them. For those Red Rose supporters getting a little carried away after their side won a trio of …

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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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Analysis: Imagining England Probables Versus England Possibles

Trial matches were an important part of the amateur era, particularly in the southern hemisphere where they would be used to determine the final make-up of squads for important games or tournaments. So what would the teams look like for an England ‘Probables’ v ‘Possibles’ match now? Warren Gatland, a proud New Zealander, introduced a Wales trial match in 2014, …

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England’s Greatest XV – Part 2

We continue our study of the best players to have played for England – statistically speaking – by looking at the best young players and the most successful players in terms of victories over the southern hemisphere and the four most powerful nations of Europe. The Young Guns XV This is a team made up of the most successful players …

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A Potential England Squad For The Autumn Internationals

England v Australia - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

As Eddie Jones and England move forward after a fantastic 2016 that has seen the team collect their first Grand Slam in thirteen years and win a historic series 3 – 0 in Australia, England will now play four teams in the Autumn: South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia. We take a look at the changes Jones could make to …

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If They Played Today, Who Would Win: England Or The All Blacks?

With both England and the All Blacks recording impressive 3-0 series wins in their respective summer tours, many rugby fans have been speculating what would happen if schedules changed and the two top sides in the world met later this year. We decided to examine the potential head-to-head player match ups, delve into form and stats and see which of the …

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A Post June Series British and Irish Lions XV

Golden Lions v British & Irish Lions

The countdown to the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand is on. With the summer series now wrapped up, rugby fans throughout the home nations await the appointment of the new British and Irish Lions coach. Although Warren Gatland appears to be the leading contender, Joe Schmidt cannot be ruled out as a possible alternative. Whoever the new …

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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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England Player Ratings V Australia

It was a truly heroic English defensive effort that kept an ebullient Australian attack at bay for the majority of the match and all the players walked away with considerable credit for their efforts. Here, we give the starting XV scores based out of 10, with 10 being truly exceptional. 1) Mako Vunipola – 8 As a scrummager Vunipola has …

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Opinion: Here’s An England Selection That Can Beat Australia

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: England player Mako Vunipola in action during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

We’re just days out from the beginning of the international summer tours, and Europe’s best hope for success in the southern hemisphere is probably England. Straight off their Six Nations Grand Slam victory, Eddie Jones’ squad will bid for victory against Australia in the Wallabies’ backyard. The first Tests commence this Saturday with Jones looking to take his biggest scalp yet and overcome former …

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