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The XV England Boss Jones Should Select For Italy Game

during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

England’s 15-9 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday evening was pragmatic and conservative, but more importantly it was efficient. England had two clear try-scoring chances and they took both of them, with George Kruis using his giant frame to reach over the line and Jack Nowell finishing off a well worked move that featured some slick handling. Scotland, on …

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6 Nations Team Of The Weekend

Ireland v Wales - RBS Six Nations

The first round of 6 Nations fixtures has seen some epic performances. Despite having only played one round of matches, a number of players have already made massive impacts on the Championship, with Ireland’s CJ Stander and French winger Virimi Vakatawa particularly springing to mind. Indeed, despite many commentators questioning Eddie Jones’ decision to start James Haskell, the big flanker put …

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England’s Performance Will Not Worry Wales Or Ireland

Scotland v England - RBS Six Nations

England won ugly in Murrayfield. Although many fans may say otherwise, much was expected of England this evening. However, while Eddie Jones may have come away with a win, there was little to suggest that this side will worry either Ireland or Wales. Outside of some nice touches in the lead up to Jack Nowell’s try, England attempted to bully Scotland …

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Pre 6 Nations Lions XV

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: (L-R) Jamie Roberts of the Lions is mobbed by team mates Conor Murray and George North after scoring the Lions fourth try during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Six Nations will give the opportunity for a number of players to put their hands up for Lions selection. Although the Lions will not tour New Zealand until the summer of 2017, the upcoming Six Nations Championship will give a number of players the opportunity to put an early hand up for selection. Indeed much is expected of the …

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Why Jack Clifford Will Most Likely Start For England

during the European Rugby Challenge Cup Pool 3 match between Harlequins and Rugby Calvisano at Twickenham Stoop on December 19, 2015 in London, England.

Eddie Jones has been roundly criticised by commentators and fans alike for his conservative-looking 23 that is in all probability going to be the same 23 for the Scotland game next Saturday. In particular, former England international Austin Healey has criticised a number of key selections, most notably James Haskell’s inclusion as an openside flanker. One of the areas of …

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Assessing England’s Back Row Options Ahead Of The Six Nations

The competition for places in England’s backrow has become intense. Although critics pointed to many faults within the English team in the aftermath of the World Cup, the lack of balance in the backrow was the primary reason for England’s ignominious exit. Without a genuine openside, England struggled at the breakdown, while by Stuart Lancaster’s own admission, Dylan Hartley’s suspension meant …

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The England XV Eddie Jones Should Select For The Six Nations

After a disappointing World Cup last Autumn, the England rugby community looks to 2016 with a sense of a new beginning. The opening game of the Eddie Jones era is beckoning, with a date against Scotland to kickstart their Six Nations campaign. A different coach always has his favourite players, guys he can trust. Jones is no different to Stuart …

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Watch Billy Vunipola Goad Ulster Last Night

Billy Vunipola demanded that Ulster calm down in an unusual manner last night. The game between Ulster and Saracens last night was a feisty affair. The tone was set early on when Michael Rhodes could arguably have been sent off for tackling Andrew Trimble in the air. Indeed the game saw three yellow cards, as both sides attempted to bully the other. Nevertheless the …

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Jonathan Joseph And Ben Morgan Doubts For England

England Pair Jonathan Joseph and Ben Morgan are doubts for England’s clash with Wales. The BBC have reported that England’s Jonathan Joseph and Ben Morgan could miss England’s World Cup showdown with Wales. Joseph suffered a blow to the chest against Fiji that could rule him of tomorrow’s team announcement. The centres loss would be a considerable blow to Stuart …

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Billy Vunipola Didn’t Know Bonus Points Counted At The World Cup

England’s Billy Vunipola claims he didn’t know his try secured a bonus point. England were made sweat by Fiji last night, as they struggled to secure a bonus point victory. Although Stuart Lancaster’s charges looked to be in complete control after England scored a penalty try in the 12th minute, Fiji fought back to come within a score the tournament’s second …

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Aviva Premiership Player of the Year Shortlist Announced

The Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Year shortlist has been announced, and the future is bright for English rugby fans. The five man shortlist includes: Elliot Daly – Wasps George Ford – Bath Rugby Nathan Hughes – Wasps Jonathan Joseph – Bath Rugby Billy Vunipola – Saracens The Fijian-bron Hughes is eligible to play for England, and is just 23. Apart from …

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2015 Six Nations Team of the Tournament

Our team of the tournament for the 2015 Six Nations   The convulsions have stopped. For those of us who sat through the three enthralling games that brought the 2015 6 Nations championship to an end, it may just be possible to breathe in a normal rhythm again. After 15 fixtures over eight weeks, Ireland have retained their trophy, the …

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What Would A Lions XV in 2015 Look Like?

Here at Pundit Arena HQ, to say we’re heartbroken on a weekend with no Six Nations action is a bit of an understatement.   And as any rugby fan knows, there is no better way to pass the time than to sit down and ponder what would a Lions team look like if there was a tour this year. Fullback: …

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