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Eddie Jones Gives Update On Tuilagi, Lawes And Curry Availability

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Eddie Jones says England are “cautiously optimistic” that Manu Tuilagi will recover from a groin strain in time to face New Zealand at Twickenham this weekend. Tuilagi, 27, was withdrawn from the bench on the eve of Saturday’s nailbiting 12-11 victory over South Africa after sustaining the injury during a training session at the squad’s Portugal camp. He was set …

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Lions And Blues Player Ratings – From A Kiwi Perspective

during the match between the Auckland Blues and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 7, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.

An epic battle on Wednesday was decided by a brilliant second-half try by substitute Ihaia West, which gave the Blues a deserved 22-16 over the Lions at Eden Park. The Lions forward pack were strong and several All Black contenders made huge impressions. So how did the players rate? ________ British And Irish Lions 15. Leigh Halfpenny (Wales) 6 Solid …

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Three-Man Shortlist Announced For England Player Of The Year

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Owen Farrell catches the ball during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on March 16, 2017 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Rugby Players Association has confirmed a three-man list of nominees for the England Player of the Year award. The three nominees are Northampton’s Courtney Lawes, Wasps’ Joe Launchbury and Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell. The three were all involved England’s recent retention of the Six Nations, as well as contributing to the side’s record-equalling winning run, and all will have …

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A Lions XV To Beat The All Blacks – From A Kiwi Perspective

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Twickenham Stadium, London, England 27/2/2016 England vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton

Warren Gatland faces his proverbial Everest when the Lions tour kicks off in June in New Zealand this year. He has an enviable talent pool to draw from but winning in New Zealand will require players with strength, agility, vision and grit in combination with very astute tactics. What the Irish did in Chicago needs to be replicated. So who …

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Opinion: Six Nations Team Of The Championship 2017

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 18: Stuart Hogg of Scotland celebrates at full time during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between Scotland and Italy at Murrayfield Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After a feast of rugby over the last two months, focus now turns to club action as well as the impending Lions tour. However, before we consign Six Nations 2017 to memory, we select our team of the tournament. _____ 15. Stuart Hogg Rob Kearney was solid and Halfpenny kicked well, but there was no real competitor to Scotland’s magician …

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