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What Is England’s Henry Slade’s Best Position?

He’s been shunted around between fly-half, inside centre and at 13, but multi-talent Exeter Chiefs back Henry Slade needs to nail down one position to get himself into the England test team. Against Clermont Auvergne he acted as a replacement fly-half for Gareth Steenson, the week before he acted as inside centre against Gloucester in a partnership with Sam Hill. …

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Opinion: English Rugby’s Golden Castles Built On Sand

A small group of English clubs are using their financial clout to take a stranglehold on both the Aviva Premiership and the European Champions Cup, but being funded by a number of multi-millionaires and billionaires means their success is not sustainable in the long-term, argues Paul Wassell. Talent-laden Saracens were the talk of the tournament on Saturday as the current …

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Where Does England’s Danny Cipriani Rank In Eddie Jones’ Pecking Order At Fly-Half?

For England’s Danny Cipriani, the past is a foreign country that he can’t quite depart from; a brilliantly talented player, he has been permanently pigeonholed as a liability because of his previous misdemeanours. Despite flourishing at a vibrant Wasps outfit this season, he didn’t even make Eddie Jones’ expanded 45-man EPS squad for this coming international window. So, where exactly does …

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Watch: Bath Fullback Tom Homer’s Fascinating Eye’s View In Training

Tom Homer Bath Rugby

A fullback in modern day rugby can often produce many highlight reel moments by making the plays which all young rugby followers want to see and, even more so, want to imitate. In attack, these highlight reels would suggest they can often be found making exciting counter-attacking runs, assisting or scoring their team’s tries and taking numerous high balls under substantial pressure …

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England Watch: Which Players Are On Fire In The Aviva Premiership?

Which England-qualified players took the Premiership by storm last weekend? We pick out all the best stats so you can see how your favourite players got on in the latest round of English rugby fixtures. Top EQP Tackles This Week Mike Haywood 17 Dave Attwood 17 Will Welch 17 Jacob Rowan 17 Mitch Eadie 16 Northampton Saints’ Mikey Haywood joins …

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A European Based Tier Two XV To Rattle The Northern Hemisphere

South Africa v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Many of the tier two nations have started to close the gap on their established rivals. Although the 2015 World Cup has not proved to be the watershed moment many envisaged for tier two nations, the likes of Georgia are continuing to put forward their case for international advancement. While they are unlikely to gain entry into the Six Nations any …

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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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England Watch: Which Players Are On Fire In The Aviva Premiership?

We take a look at all the latest statistics from England’s Aviva Premiership as we get closer and closer to England’s autumn international campaign in November. We’ll start with the best tacklers in the Premiership so far. Top EQP Tacklers This Season Tom Savage 63 Luke Wallace 63 Chris Robshaw 59 Charlie Ewels 57 Mark Wilson 55 Brad Barritt 55 …

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Bath Sign Kiwi Winger As Todd Blackadder’s Revolution Takes Hold

Northampton Saints v Bath Rugby - Aviva Premiership

Todd Blackadder has been rebuilding the Bath squad since taking charge. Since taking charge at Bath last summer, Todd Blackadder has wasted little time putting his own stamp on the squad. Already the former Crusaders coach has re-signed Leroy Houston and Shaun Knight on short term deals, and added fellow kiwi’s Robbie Fruean and Paul Grant to an increasingly cosmopolitan Bath squad. Blackadder’s revolution doesn’t appear …

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Analysis: Wales Short On Back-Row Options Ahead Of Autumn Internationals

Wales are facing a shortage of options in the back row ahead of next month’s Autumn internationals after it was confirmed that Sam Warburton needs surgery on a fractured cheekbone. The Wales captain suffered the knock in Cardiff Blues’ defeat to Leinster on Saturday. It could be some very bad news for Cardiff Blues and Wales https://t.co/VySSy7J6kK — WalesOnline Rugby (@WalesRugby) October …

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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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Bath Confirm Signing Of Former New Zealand Sevens Star

Bath DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Paul Grant of Otago makes a break during the round four Mitre 10 Cup match between Otago and Tasman at Forsyth Barr Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

Bath have made a much improved start to this season, after winning three of their first four Premiership games, leaving them in third position. There is an air of confidence about The Rec, and the club have announced the signing of a new back-rower, Paul Grant from New Zealand. The former Montpellier star returned to New Zealand to play with …

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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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English Rugby: Who Would Win In A North Vs South Match?

BARNET, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Owen Farrell of Saracens passes the ball watched by Manu Tuilagi during the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on May 21, 2016 in Barnet, England.

Australian rugby league has its fiercely competitive state of origin series and England cricket recently announced plans to host a north versus south fixture, so wouldn’t it be great if English rugby could devise a similar match to pit the best players in the country against one another? Despite the extreme improbability of the RFU agreeing to the best players in …

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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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