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Six Nations Analysis: Examining England’s Attacking Game Plan And Its Weaknesses

Any post-Rugby World Cup analysis/Six Nations preview has focused on the attacking strategies of the northern hemisphere sides. With two nations changing coach and much talk of “evolving game plans” two games in is a constructive starting point to look closely at what each team is attempting to do. Behind the now overused jargon of an “offload” driven “heads up …

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Why Is Eddie Jones Being Conservative With England?

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 14: Eddie Jones the head coach of England speaks with England captain Dylan Hartley following their team's 40-9 victory during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After two solid but unspectacular performances so far, Eddie Jones’ England side has certainly been more Anglo-Saxon evolution than the ‘turning Japanese’ revolution as some fans had hoped for. The selections for both games have mirrored those of the Lancaster era and in particular, the back row balance still remains at the crux of England’s issues and arguably – to …

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Serving Two Masters: England’s Fitness Woes

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Chris Robshaw of England packs down at a srummage 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)

Paul Wassell argues that while England’s players continue to serve two masters (the RFU and their club) as opposed to having centralised contracts like in New Zealand, they will continue to suffer the same fitness woes Eddie Jones has discussed of late. Last week, Jones highlighted that England’s players were not fit enough to challenge the southern hemisphere superpowers that dominated last …

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Eddie Jones’ Search For England’s Perfect Ten

BARNET, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Owen Farrell of Saracens avoids a tackle from Robbie Diack of Ulster during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Ulster Rugby at Allianz Park on January 16, 2016 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

With the news that potential inside centre solution Henry Slade is returning sooner rather than later to fitness, Eddie Jones will soon have to make the decision between George Ford or Owen Farrell, or go for a more unorthodox selection in Danny Cipriani or Freddie Burns. Although this particular selection conundrum has been delayed while Farrell acts as a makeshift …

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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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England’s Greatest Full-Backs

LONDON - MARCH 20: Jason Robinson of England in action during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham on March 20, 2004 in London, England. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Mike Brown is the current incumbent of England’s 15 shirt, but he has followed in the footsteps of some pretty impressive players. Back in the 1970s, Dusty Hare (now working as Northampton Saints’ Recruitment and Development Manager) and Alastair Hignell – a former BBC journalist – battled it out to be England’s last line of defence, before Jonathan Webb established …

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Who Will Be Winging It For England Rugby?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 21: Jack Nowell of England dives over to score England's fifth try during the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on March 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

If there is one position England has not struggled with in terms of quality and depth in recent years it is on the wings. When one thinks of famous England wingers from the past, one harkens back to Rory Underwood – England’s highest try scorer with 49 – or even Alexander Obelensky, The Flying Prince, whose try-scoring feat against New …

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Eddie Jones on Maro Itoje – ‘I Want Him To Be A 60-Test Player’

England coach Eddie Jones has said that he wants 21-year-old Saracens second-rower Maro Itoje to be a 60-test player for England in the future and that in order for him to gain selection in the national team the Camden native needs to be given more time to develop. Speaking ahead of England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland on Saturday, Jones said that …

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