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Alex Corbisiero Selects An Interesting Looking Lions Pack

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

Competition for places in the Lions squad is already heating up. Although the British and Irish Lions will not tour New Zealand for another 15 months, commentators already have one eye on the potential make up of the squad. It was therefore not at all surprising to read an article published on Sky Sports‘ website, in which Alex Corbisiero selected his …

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Warren Gatland Defends Joe Marler

Warren Gatland believes the ‘gypsy boy’ issue should be put to bed. Although England secured the Six Nations Championship last weekend, their achievement was overshadowed by the claims of unsporting conduct. Indeed supporters of both England and Wales seemed to trade accusations in the aftermath of Saturday’s result. While England fans were quick to highlight the manner in which Tomas Francis made …

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Tomas Francis Suspended For Eye Gouge On Dan Cole

Tomas Francis

Wales prop Tomas Francis has been suspended for eight weeks for making contact with Dan Cole’s eye during his side’s 25-21 loss to England at Twickenham on Saturday. Referee Craig Joubert elected not to show the prop a card, but now Francis has been suspended for a lengthly period. The incident occurred as Wales began an unlikely comeback that could …

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The Way The Guardian Scored England’s Players You’d Swear They Lost

England v Wales - RBS Six Nations

The Guardian were particularly harsh on England’s players. Selecting a team of the weekend or rating a team’s performance is of course pretty subjective. For rugby writers, this issue is exacerbated, with backs often guilty of not having a full appreciation for the technique involved in scrummaging for example. As a result, rugby fans often find themselves engaged in long …

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The XV England Coach Eddie Jones Must Pick To Face France

during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England.

After England’s heroic hour against Wales on Saturday, the Red Rose are now one game away from securing their first grand slam in 13 years. Because of this, it is paramount that head coach Eddie Jones gets his selection right. There were a number of notable performances for England, none more so than young second row tyro Maro Itoje, who appears …

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Video: Should Tomas Francis Be Expecting A Call From The Citing Commissioner?

Tomas Francis

Tomas Francis appeared to make contact with Dan Cole’s eye. Although referee, Craig Joubert, thought otherwise, Tomas Francis could have been sent off for making contact with Dan Cole’s eye. The incident occurred as Wales began an unlikely comeback that could have seen them leave Twickenham with yet another famous win. Despite Warren Gatland conceding that the incident ‘didn’t look …

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England’s Illegal Scrummaging Explained

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 06: England huddle during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The first salvoes in the fight between the Welsh and the English have been fired ahead of today’s huge Six Nations clash. They were fired over the scrum. In interviews with the BBC, Eddie Jones and Welsh forwards coach Robin McBryde each accused the other side of scrummaging illegally. Jones claimed the Welsh consistently engage early, which ruins the game. McBryde is …

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Potential England Squad For The Summer Tour Of Australia

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Luke Cowan-Dickie looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on August 10, 2015 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s last ‘proper’ tour of the southern hemisphere was back in 2012 when they went to South Africa. The tour of New Zealand is discounted as – due to the farce over the Premiership final clashing with England’s tour – essentially two different squads were sent over. In 2013 England sent a Lionless squad to Argentina and so was not …

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Statistically Speaking This Is The Best XV Of The Six Nations So Far

England v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

The Six Nations has seen some powerful performances. Like most rugby fans, we here at Pundit Arena HQ love debating the merits of including certain players in fantasy XVs. However, while many of us can agree on 75% selections, the remainder sees long and arduous arguments take place, where cases are made for the inclusion of one player over another. …

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The XV England Boss Eddie Jones Should Now Pick To Play Wales

during the RBS Six Natiions match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

After England’s pragmatic but dominant display against Ireland, all eyes will turn to the Red Rose’s crucial clash with an undefeated Wales team brimming with confidence after a draw in Dublin and two victories against Scotland and France. Eddie Jones will have some difficult selection decisions to make after a third successive victory. In the pack, Jamie George’s cameo off …

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Eddie Jones Claims England Have No World Class Players

Italy v England - RBS Six Nations

Eddie Jones plays down expectations ahead of Ireland clash. In an interview in The Telegraph that seems to shatter the image of an arrogant England, Eddie Jones has claimed that England do not possess any world class players. When asked if England had such players at their disposal after their victories over Scotland and Italy, Jones replied, ‘Not at the …

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The England-Ireland Combined XV

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 14: Jonathan Joseph of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Natiions match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With round two of the Six Nations now in the past (where Ireland will want to keep it), we can now look forward to the third round in less than two weeks. Though the players may welcome this short break, for us, the fans, we just want to keep the action going. In round three, a bruised and battered Irish …

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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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