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Statistically Speaking This Is The Best Lions XV Available To Warren Gatland Right Now

The guys over at rugby.net have for some time now, compiled lists detailing the best players in the world. Using mathematically generated data, they claim to objectively rate players from each of rugby’s elite competitions. Using their Rugby Net Rating Engine, thy interoperate an array of statistics, give them a weighting according to the competitions in which they were recorded and publish them …

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England Playing Ratings V Australia – In Depth

With England’s final victory of 2016 proving to be a classic game of two halves, we rate each of the players for their first and second half performances. 1) Mako Vunipola First half: Not given the chance to show off his running game in the first half, but solid at the scrum and powerful in defence. 6 Second half: Vunipola …

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England’s Likely Team To Face Australia

With England having recently announced a 25 man squad for Saturday’s final autumn test against Australia, we take a look at the side that Eddie Jones is likely to select for his team’s final challenge of 2016. 1) Mako Vunipola Although Joe Marler is making a significant impact off the bench in terms of the set piece, he is likely …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Play Australia

What team should Eddie Jones pick when England face their final test of the autumn with a mighty match against the Australians at Twickenham? We put together our chosen 23. 1) Mako Vunipola Although Joe Marler is really starting to the push the Saracens prop for the number one shirt with impressive set piece performances from the bench, Vunipola brings …

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England Player Ratings V Argentina

In a game completely altered by one bizarre and silly mistake by centre-turned-winger Elliot Daly, England showed wonderful grit and resolve to grind out a win against a tired but determined Argentina team. We rate the players from 1 to 23: 1) Mako Vunipola In the early stages of the game he once again combined well with his brother Billy …

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England’s Likely Team To Face Argentina

With Eddie Jones this evening naming a 24-man squad to take on the Pumas in the third game of the autumn internationals, we’ve put together the likely starting lineup and bench to take on one of the world’s best and most consistent sides. The front row is likely to stay the same, but there will definitely be a change in …

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Winners And Losers – England v Fiji

England continued to steamroll their way through an undefeated 2016 with a 58-15 demolition of Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday. Two try doubles from Semesa Rokduguni, Jonathan Joseph and Joe Launchbury helped guide England to a comfortable win while Wasps centre Elliot Daly, Northampton flanker Teimana Harrison and Saracens fullback Alex Goode also crossed over for their first international tries. England …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Play Argentina

After a convincing first 30 minutes from England and moments of sporadic excellence throughout the rest of the game, the national side can take a lot of positives from their 58 – 15 performance against Fiji, although with some troubling setbacks they will want to put right in a week’s time. Although Mako Vunipola excelled in the loose and Dylan …

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England Player Ratings V Fiji

1) Mako Vunipola Some fantastic driving runs in the first half and some sensational handling skills throughout, including for Alex Goode’s try in the corner, Vunipola is starting to bring an added dimension to England’s attack that makes him resemble more of an All Blacks prop than being stereotypically English. Sometimes struggled at scrum time against an impressive Fiji front …

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England’s Likely Team To Face Fiji This Weekend

With Eddie Jones this evening announcing a 25 man squad to face Fiji on Saturday and naming some surprise names in his squad, we put together the team the Australian is likely to pick to take on the Pacific island’s best players. With Dave Attwood ruled out with injury, uncapped Bath lock Charlie Ewels is back in the squad and …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Play Against Fiji

After England’s solid victory against a disappointing South African outfit, with glimpses of genuine world-class quality from the men in white at times, head coach Eddie Jones has some difficult decisions to make for next week’s match against definite underdogs Fiji. We take a look at some of the options Jones could go for as his man management skills are …

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England Player Ratings V South Africa

Who excelled for England and who needs a better performance next week against Fiji? We rate all 23 players. 1) Mako Vunipola Brought his Saracens form back to the international stage and was a real threat in attack as well as solid in defence. Worringly, the loosehead struggled against South African tighthead and clubmate Vincent Koch at scrum time, which …

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What Is Eddie Jones’ Likely England Team For Saturday?

Eddie Jones this evening announced a reduced 25 man squad for Saturday’s big fixture against the Springboks, but his chosen men included a few surprising names and excluded a number of players thought almost certain to be a part of the final match day 23. We take you through each position and the players who will start and operate from …

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An England XV To Start Against South Africa

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Eddie Jones, the England head coach talks to George Ford duirng the England captain's run at Allianz Stadium on June 24, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Following a strong start to the Eddie Jones era with eight wins out of eight, times could just be about to get tougher for this England squad, with a number of injuries threatening their 100 per cent record. It was already known that James Haskell would not be available for the autumn tests, but following more and more injuries to …

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What England’s Latest EPS Squad Tells Us

There were mostly expected names in the most recent 33 man England EPS squad announced today, but a few surprise inclusions as well. Coming in from the cold are Gloucester number eight Ben Morgan and Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood, two players who were previously not included in Eddie Jones’ match day squads despite being regulars for former boss Stuart …

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What Is England’s Likely Starting XV For South Africa?

With Eddie Jones set to name his 32-man squad to prepare for the November and December tests next week, including a number of changes enforced by a spate of injuries, we take a look at the likely XV to start against South Africa – a team England have not beaten since 2006. It was back in the final days of …

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Andy Goode Column: My England XV To Face The Springboks

England v South Africa - QBE International

England will face South Africa on November 12. 1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens) 2. Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) 3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) 4. Maro Itoje (Saracens) 5. George Kruis (Saracens) 6. Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) 7. Sam Jones (Wasps) 8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens) 9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) 10. George Ford (Bath) 11. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) 12. Owen Farrell (Saracens) 13. …

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