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Four England XVs Highlighting The Country’s Depth Of Talent

Eddie Jones’ England are now on an unprecedented run of victories for the country, and part of that run of unparalleled form has been down to the depth of talent the head coach can choose from. Even with regulars like Billy and Mako Vunipola, Chris Robshaw and George Kruis out of the team, the side has still defeated both France …

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The England ‘I Can’t Believe He’s Not Been Picked!’ XV

Every England fan has been there. Whenever a squad is announced, there are always a few players that a supporter would like to see included but is sad to see them missing out. To Eddie Jones’ credit, he has done a superb job of balancing youth with experience, raw talent with reliability and consistency. Yet even when the Australian is …

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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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England Saxons Claim Historic Series Win In South Africa

After a hard-fought first victory in Bloemfontein last Friday, England Saxons were victorious 29-26 in George and wrapped up the two match series 2 – 0. Despite an increase in intensity from the previous week’s game and some ferocious defending and attacking from South Africa ‘A’, England were able to claim the win thanks to an opportunistic score from winger …

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Five Talking Points From the England Squad Announcement

England Media Access

Eddie Jones has shocked fans and commentators with his squad announcement. Given how few changes Eddie Jones made during the Six Nations, few commentators believed the England coach would stray too far from his Grand Slam winning selection. Indeed, this morning The Telegraph ran with the headline, ‘Eddie Jones ready to stand by Six Nations squad for Australia tour’. However, …

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Is English Rugby Still Elitist?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Statues are pictured outside Twickenham stadium during an England squad announcement at Twickenham stadium on January 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

For much of English rugby’s history the game has been regarded by many as one dominated by the middle and upper classes, while football was generally the preserve of the working class. However, has professionalism helped to change rugby’s appeal and is it now a more open game? To look at this issue, it’s important to analyse the educational make-up …

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Is This The England Saxons XV That Should Tour South Africa

Leicester Tigers v Gloucester Rugby - Aviva Premiership

It has been suggested that the England Saxons will tour South Africa this summer. Although the RFU have yet to confirm that the England Saxons will tour South Africa this summer, many rugby commentators are expecting an announcement in the near future. If such a tour does in fact take place, it will give a number of players on the fringes …

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Forget Australia, It’s Wales Next For Eddie Jones’ England

After Eddie Jones and his England team triumphed against France on Saturday, winning their country’s 13th grand slam in the process, heads will inevitably turn now to England’s next challenge. However, there’s another hurdle for England to overcome before they test themselves against World Cup finalists and current Rugby Championship trophy holders Australia. England have replaced their annual Barbarians fixture …

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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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England And Exeter Star Will Miss Six Nations Following ‘Pretty Major Operation’

England centre Henry Slade is to miss February’s Six Nations and potentially much more besides after undergoing surgery on a damaged ankle and broken leg.  Exeter head coach Rob Baxter (via the club’s official website) claims that the 22-year-old will likely be sidelined for about four months, meaning there is absolutely no possibility he will feature in next year’s international tournament. …

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