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Three Winners And Losers From The England Squad Announcement

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England Head Coach Eddie Jones has announced his 45-man Elite Playing Squad and as always there have been a couple of first-time call ups and notable absentees. Jones has called up seven uncapped players into his latest EPS squad with Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks) Sam Jones (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps) and Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers) all coming into the forwards, while srum-half …

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England: Five Surprise Selections Eddie Jones Could Make Next Friday

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, looks around the stadium on a pre match visity to Murrayfield Stadium on February 5, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones since taking over the England head coach job has not been afraid to make interesting and tough calls. He announced Dylan Hartley as his captain ahead of more seemingly calm and respectable leaders. He’s started Chris Robshaw for every game of his tenure despite slagging off the former England captain as recently as this time last year. Even …

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Wasps Coach Dai Young Has Given An Update On Danny Cipriani’s Head Injury

Wasps head coach Dai Young has said that fly-half Danny Cipriani’s head injury “is nothing serious” following the playmaker’s departure from Wasps 20-15 win over the Northampton Saints on Saturday in Franklin’s Gardens. Cipriani was withdrawn early in the second half after colliding with Saints number 8 Louis Picamoles and did not return to the pitch as Jimmy Gopperth would move …

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Watch: Glorious Rugby Rule Technicality Ensures Danny Cipriani-Assisted Try


There are several technicalities in the fine game that is rugby football. Quite frankly, we have nothing but respect and admiration for the referees in a situation where something irregular unfolds so quickly, and they have to react immediately to implement the correct law. That’s exactly what happened over the weekend as Wasps faced Bristol in the Premiership. Dany Cipriani spotted …

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Preview: The Top 5 Battles To Watch In The Aviva Premiership This Weekend

Aviva Premiership Round 2 pairs together last season’s best four teams in a compelling set of fixtures. How will champions Saracens fare at Sandy Park and will Leicester Tigers’ pack prove too strong for Wasps? Here are the top five battles to watch from these two crucial Premiership matches. They’re going to be close… _____ Leicester Tigers v Wasps (Saturday) …

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Five England Players Who Have Massive Points To Prove This Season

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manu Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Competition for places in the England squad is intense. Although England fans did not know it at the time, this time last year Stuart Lancaster’s team were about to embark on a disastrous World Cup campaign. Fast forward twelve months, and England find themselves in a completely different place. Under the guidance of Eddie Jones, the Red Rose have claimed a Grand …

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Opinion: A Tale Of Two Quade Coopers

Australia’s Quade Cooper polarises opinions in the world of rugby arguably more than any other player, but can the Wallabies’ mercurial fly-half finally prove his worth for his country and cement his place in the starting XV under Michael Cheika? Do a quick search for Quade Cooper highlights and you’ll find very contrasting video showcases: from moments of genius to …

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Wasps Eye Up Deal For Scottish Flanker

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Wasps have been very active in the transfer market this summer. After already signing 13 players this summer, it appears that Wasps may not yet be finished adding players to their squad ahead of the new season. Although Dai Young secured the services of quality backs such as Danny Cipriani, Kurtley Beale and Willie le Roux, they have so far been unable …

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England’s One-Cap Wonders (1997 to 2016): Do England Waste Talent?

Does England waste talent? It’s something fans of the Red Rose have been asking themselves for decades and it’s something a number of high-profile names in the game have accused the country of doing, including World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Graham Henry. A while back this writer put together an England ‘Wasted Talent’ XV made up of players who were …

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The Left Out Of The England EPS XV

Eddie Jones unveiled his elite playing squad last week. After claiming a Grand Slam triumph and a series whitewash over Australia, it seems Eddie Jones can do no wrong. Even England’s normally cantankerous rugby writers withheld their criticism after the Australian unveiled his Elite Playing Squad last week. Indeed, the expected calls for the inclusion of Matt Kvesic were dispensed …

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Opinion: What Eddie Jones’ England EPS Squad Tells Us

Eddie Jones has today named his England EPS squad, but what exactly does it suggest about his plans for the Autumn Internationals and beyond? As per the new ‘progressive partnership’ between England and the Premiership clubs, 45 players will join up with the England coaching staff in both August and October before the Autumn International window begins. Therefore it’s important …

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