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By Numbers: All Blacks v Wallabies – The Bledisloe Cup

Fans all over the world, beyond the borders of Australasia, have always been enchanted by the magic of New Zealand playing Australia in the Bledisloe Cup: a yearly series of matches that sees the two best attacking teams in the world come face-to-face. The fluidity in passing, the grace and dexterity of some of the world’s finest players, the peripheral …

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Making History: The Significance Of England’s Series Win

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Dylan Hartley, the England captain, lifts the Cook Cup and celebrates with team mates after their series victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Forget the World Cup victory of 2003, England’s series win in 2016 has far more historical significance. Before this series, England and Australia had faced each other 44 times. On those 44 occasions, England had won just 18 of those games with Australia being the victors 25 times. But in terms of victories Down Under, the win has even more …

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Opinion: The Second Redemption Of England’s Chris Robshaw

On a night when Chris Robshaw won his fiftieth England cap, he simultaneously became a crucial element within the first ever England team to win a Test series in Australia. It was the pinnacle of a career so far that has been built on  some dizzying heights and some crushing nadirs. It was back in 2009 that the Harlequins flanker …

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England Analysis: Jones Needs To Revert Back To The Ford-Farrell Axis

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: George Ford (L) and Owen Farrell walk off the ptich during the England training session at Latymer Upper School on February 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After sticking by the George Ford-Owen Farrell combination throughout the Six Nations, England Coach Eddie Jones broke up the dynamic duo for England’s opening two Tests of the mid-year internationals. Saracens fly-half Farrell was rested for England’s opening test against Wales at the end of last month while Ford was given the start at 10 during the 27-13 victory at Twickenham. …

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Turning The Tables: The Northern Hemisphere Fights Back

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Ben Youngs of England celebrates victory after the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images for HSBC)

After a World Cup dominated by the Southern Hemisphere’s rugby giants, Europe’s finest took a huge step towards regaining their dignity over the course of the weekend with some wonderful results and some truly exceptional performances. It all began on Friday evening when England Saxons outshone South African ‘A’ in Bloemfontein 32 – 24. A mixture of a handful of …

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England v Wales: Eddie Jones Must Weigh Up His Centre Options Quickly

With Manu Tuilagi out of England’s one-off Test against Wales on 29th May, Owen Farrell starting for Saracens and Henry Slade preoccupied with Exeter in the Premiership final the day before, the chance for another player to come forward and persuade Eddie Jones that he should wear the 12 shirt has suddenly arisen. Eddie Jones named both Luther Burrell and …

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Watch: A Flock Of Birds Caused Utter Carnage At NRC Semi-Final

In case you missed this gem from the weekend, you cannot escape the birds! The NRC semi final between Brisbane City and Sydney Stars.  Aussie commentators? Check. Uncontrollable animals? Check. This video already has two components that are sure to generate a laugh. Throw in some Rugby and we’re all over this. The manic chirping just does not stop throughout …

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