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The “I Can’t Believe They Were Picked By The Lions” XV

Melbourne Rebels v British & Irish Lions

Every four years we are told how special it is to be selected by the Lions and how those players rank among a unique few to have worn the famous red jersey. However, thanks to overeager broadcasters replaying tapes of hair-raising speeches and famous tries, so much of what made the Lions extraordinary is becoming mundane. In fact, the mythology once associated …

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Andy Goode Column: The Teams I Expect To Lose Out In The Tightest Relegation Dog Fight We Have Ever Seen

Harlequins v Bristol - Aviva Premiership

Not only will the race for the play-off positions be massively competitive this season, but for those fighting to avoid the drop into the Championship, the coming campaign will be truly testing. In all, there are four or five teams who could potentially go down, with established sides such as Gloucester and Harlequins in danger of becoming entangled in the …

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England’s One-Cap Wonders (1997 to 2016): Do England Waste Talent?

Does England waste talent? It’s something fans of the Red Rose have been asking themselves for decades and it’s something a number of high-profile names in the game have accused the country of doing, including World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Graham Henry. A while back this writer put together an England ‘Wasted Talent’ XV made up of players who were …

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The Under Appreciated England XV

Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons - Aviva Premiership

England possess a number of players who are not wholly appreciated outside of their clubs. Although most rugby fans get excited before an international squad announcement, generally coaches might only include two or three new faces. While some might criticise coaches for being too conservative in their selections, given the cut throat nature of international rugby, those in charge have little …

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Opinion: Why We Should Thank Ex-England Coach Stuart Lancaster

during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on September 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

Stuart Lancaster’s time in charge of England ended with scathing criticism from both the media and fans alike, but now that the dust has settled, is it time to re-evaluate his tenure and what he achieved with England? Lancaster’s time in charge of England ended where it began: a miserable World Cup curtailed with an early exit. Back in 2011, …

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Video: Billy Twelvetrees’ Incredible Show Of Sportsmanship

Billy Twelvetrees is a gentleman, and we respect him no end for this. During the Premiership tie between Gloucester and Wasps over the weekend, Lorenzo Cittadini was called by the TMO for a punch on the England international centre. However, Twelvetrees was not too upset over the fact that he was just punched in the face, and pleaded Cittadini’s innocence. Unfortunately, his …

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Should Lorenzo Cittadini Have Been Sent Off For This Incident

Wasps prop Lorenzo Cittadini was sent off for punching Billy Twelvetrees. With Wasps firmly in control of this afternoon’s clash with Gloucester, Italian prop Lorenzo Cittadini was sent off for striking Billy Twelvetrees in the 73rd minute. Not only were Wasps leading 23-3 at the time of the incident, but Gloucester had also been reduced to 14 men after David Halaifonua was sent off …

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The Selection Dilemmas Facing Stuart Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster will cull his 45 man squad today England’s World Cup preparations will step up a notch today, as Stuart Lancaster will cull up to nine players from his initial 45 man squad. Speculation as to who Lancaster plans to drop has been rife, with arguments having been made for the inclusion of the likes of Sam Burgess, Kyle Eastmond and Luke …

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Sam Burgess To Be Selected Ahead of Billy Twelvetrees?

Reports Suggest that Sam Burgess will be included in Stuart Lancaster’s squad ahead of warm up games With Stuart Lancaster looking to trim his England squad by up to nine players, both The Telegraph and Daily Mail have reported that Sam Burgess will avoid being dropped. It has been reported that Burgess will be included at the expense of Billy Twelvetrees, who along with …

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