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Fans In Disbelief As George North Is Returned To The Field Despite Appearing To Be Concussed

George North has been the victim of a series of concussions throughout his career. The most public of which occurred during the 2015 Six Nations Championship clash between England and Wales, when the winger was seemingly knocked unconscious after being accidentally caught by Dave Attwood’s boot, but returned to the field eight minutes later after passing a Head Injury Assessment. However …

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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 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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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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The South West England XV

In a recent series of articles we have put together England teams made up of the best players from the North, the Midlands and the South East, but now we turn our attentions to the South West. All players in this side were either born and/or bred in the area. The ‘South West’ England XV 1) Ellis Genge England coach …

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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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Aviva Premiership Team Of The Week: Round Two

Exeter Chiefs v Saracens - Aviva Premiership

We’ve completed the second round of the Aviva Premiership. At the Rec, Bath ran up a big scoreline, beating the Newcastle Falcons 58-5. The top two teams from last year battled it out at Sandy Park, however Saracens came away with an easy victory. Northampton Saints breezed past Bristol, meanwhile Harlequins overcame Sale. Wasps won at Welford road for the first …

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Analysis: If ‘North’ England played ‘South’ England, Who Would Win?

Is there a North/South divide in English rugby? We split the Premiership clubs’ England-qualified player bases into two geographical halves to take a look at what English ‘North’ and ‘South’ teams might look like, with some interesting results. Please note that Midlands clubs have been divided up into either side depending on their geographical proximity to what are commonly known …

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Aviva Premiership Review: Top English Performers Of The Weekend

After England’s successful tour of Australia in the summer, the Aviva Premiership got back underway last weekend and we’ve rated the top English performers (including England qualified) from the opening round of League action – with one eye on the upcoming November’s Test matches. 1. Mako Vunipola – Saracens Vunipola gave another impressive performance in a game where Saracens struggled to make …

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Lock Stock: A Look At England’s Burgeoning Second Row Options

England and English rugby has always been known for its second rows, but after a decade of chopping and changing at four and five, the Red Rose might well have its most talented players and its greatest depth since the glory days of 2003. Take the incumbents Maro Itoje and George Kruis. The former has been the subject of much …

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By Numbers: The Aviva Premiership

Before the new Aviva Premiership season kicks off, we look at some of the most intriguing records from the history of the league, including the most points scored in games, the most red cards and some truly outstanding performances from individual players. Points mean prizes The biggest ever winning margin in a Premiership game was 94 points when Richmond thrashed …

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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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England Saxons Name Strong Team For Clash With Springbok’s ‘A’ Squad

The England Saxons have named an experienced line up for their clash with South Africa ‘A’. England Saxons coach, Ali Hepher, has named a XV packed with international experience for Friday’s clash with South Africa ‘A’ in Bloemfontein. As expected, Danny Cipriani starts at fly half in a side captained by Bath’s Dave Attwood. In total, the team includes over 60 caps worth of international experience, …

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