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Jonny May Joins Leicester As Ed Slater Signs For Gloucester

Gloucester Rugby have confirmed the signing of Leicester’s Ed Slater, with Jonny May going the other way.  Speculation around the transfer has been widespread of late and it is thought that the swap involves a monetary figure heading to the Cherry and Whites as part of the deal. This figure, according to Gloucestershire Live, is said to be around £150,000. Slater, who …

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The England ‘Forgotten’ XV

With England being spoilt for choice in terms of depth and the quality of talent available to the coaching team, we take a look at the players who have largely been ignored since the Eddie Jones era began back in December 2015. David Wilson One of three tighthead props in Stuart Lancaster’s 2015 World Cup squad, experienced head Wilson has …

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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 Midlands England XV

Having already created a team based on players born and/or bred in the North of England, we now move our focus on to those individuals who come from the Midlands. 1) Alex Waller Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, the young English loosehead went through his club’s academy before going on to make over 150 appearances for his club. Many Saints fans …

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An Uncapped England XV To Take On The World

Do England have enough depth to be able to select a team of uncapped players capable of challenging some of the best teams in the world? We’ve put together a team of some of the most promising young names in the English game. 1) Alex Waller The Northampton Saints loosehead has been close to an England call-up before; Stuart Lancaster …

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Who Can Replace Courtney Lawes In England’s Second Row?

Every injury presents an opportunity but every injury also cuts into the strength and depth of every squad. Fortunately for Eddie Jones and England, the Red Rose have enough depth to cover the loss of a Maro Itoje or a George Kruis, but what about both players? Itoje has been ruled out for the entirety of the November internationals with a broken …

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Aviva Premiership 2015-2016: The Top Ten Of Everything – Part 2

In the first part of this article we looked at the Premiership’s top ten tacklers, offloaders and more in last season’s Aviva Premiership competition. Now we take a look at the turnover kings, the penalty machines, the best breakers and beyond. Top Ten Total Penalties Conceded Nic Schonert (Worcester)    33 Henry Thomas (Bath)        30 Jamie Gibson (Northampton)     29 …

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Youngs Appointed As New Leicester Tigers Captain

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Ben Youngs of Leicester runs with the ball watched by his brother Tom Youngs during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Gloucester at Welford Road on December 29, 2012 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill has today confirmed the appointment of England international hooker Tom Youngs as club captain heading into the 2016/17 season. The 29-year old hooker has made over a hundred appearances for the Aviva Premiership club as well as amassing 28 England caps thus far in his career and was also a member of the British …

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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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Eddie Jones Unveils Squad For Wales Showdown

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Eddie Jones has been forced into some changes. With the weekend’s Premiership action having come to an end, Eddie Jones has announced his 33 man squad for England’s anticipated showdown with Wales this weekend. As expected, Courtney Lawes has missed out through injury, with Leicester’s Ed Slater selected instead. Elsewhere, Luther Burrell will join those selected to train at Pennyhill Park …

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Leicester’s Ed Slater May Have Suffered The Strangest Injury Ever

during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons at Welford Road on December 26, 2015 in Leicester, England.

Warning: this article is not for the faint-hearted. Ed Slater is known for his line-out work and his consistent performances for Leicester Tigers, who he captains. However, what the Australian-born man isn’t known for is his perfect bagel cutting skills simply because he does not have them. Slater contracted this nasty, deep laceration to his hand after struggling in his fight …

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