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‘Excited Kid’ Tuilagi Eager For England Return, Says Youngs

“Excited kid” Manu Tuilagi has been promised an early sight of the ball by Leicester and England team-mate Ben Youngs should he come off the bench against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday. It is more than two years since Tuilagi played the last of his 26 England Tests, with the powerhouse centre’s career interrupted by several groin, knee and hamstring …

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Conor Murray Is Looking Forward To Battle With Ben Youngs Who He Has “Massive Respect For”

Christmas is approaching and with that means it’s the season for crucial back-to-back Champions Cup fixtures.  Munster will face the Leicester Tigers this weekend at Thomond Park before travelling to Welford Road a week later for the return fixture. Of course, these sides are no strangers to one another. The Tigers are the only side to beat Munster at Thomond …

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Ben Youngs Out Of Lions Tour To New Zealand

Ben Youngs Lions

Warren Gatland’s 41-man Lions tour has taken its first hit today with the news that Ben Youngs will not travel to New Zealand. A Leicester Tigers statement read that the wife of the scrum-half’s brother Tom is battling cancer. She has been battling for three years and the family has now received the devastating news that the illness is terminal. …

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Andy Goode Selects His Lions 37-Man Squad

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With the Lions squad announcement drawing ever closer, speculation is sky-high as to which players will get the nod from Warren Gatland. With 37 seats on the plane to New Zealand available, there is going to be a wealth of talent left behind. Former England flyhalf and Pundit Arena columnist Andy Goode has selected the squad he would bring, and …

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The Fast XV: Picking The Quickest Team In World Rugby

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Jonathan Joseph of England scores his sides second try during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The main difference between England and Scotland in this year’s Six Nations was not power but speed. Jonathan Joseph’s impeccable timing and blazing pace saw him blast through the Scottish backline seemingly at will. But would the Bath flier make a World Fastest XV? 15  Israel Dagg  (New Zealand) A very tough one to pick but the way Israel Dagg …

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A Potential England Squad To Tour Argentina

With England likely to have a significant number of their players on the Lions tour later this year, coach Eddie Jones has a chance to experiment with some second stringers and new players in a two test series against Argentina in the summer. Eddie Jones’ Current Crop Below we have named a squad of 32 (the same size as the …

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