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The Likely Candidates To Succeed Dylan Hartley As England Captain

Eddie Jones has recently bemoaned the lack of captaincy options available to him as England enter into their second Six Nations campaign under the Australian head coach, so we take a look at the potential future captains of the England team. England coach Jones said in a recent interview (via The Mirror): “How many potential captains do we have in …

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What Eddie Jones’ Latest England Squad Tells Us

With the latest edition of the Six Nations tournament quickly looming on the horizon, England coach Eddie Jones has today named his 34-man squad to take on the best Europe has to offer and try to retain their Championship title from last year. Although we never expect to see wholesale changes in Jones’ squads, and indeed the Australian is limited …

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RFU To Push For Five-Year Residency Rule

England’s governing body, the RFU, are to push for the existing global residency rule to be extended from three years to five, meaning players not born in or with parentage from their adopted country must live in that nation for at least five years to qualify. According to The Telegraph, the RFU’s chief executive is keen to see a change …

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What Is Elliot Daly’s Best Position For England?

England tyro Elliot Daly has already played in two positions for his country in his fledging international career and could line up for the national team at fullback as well, but where on the pitch would be best for him, his country and his future? We assess his options. Whilst Daly is a prodigious talent and has been impressive for …

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The ‘Homegrown’ England XV: Do England Rely On Foreign-Born Talent?

Since the dawn of professionalism England has been accused by many of relying heavily on foreign-born talent to bolster its ranks at the highest level of the sport. The thorny issue of rugby’s residency rules has come back into the rugby community’s collective consciousness once more with new FFR president Bernard Laporte stating only ‘homegrown’ players will be able to …

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Testing Out Depth: Three England XVs For 2017

England coach Eddie Jones faces some tough selection challenges in 2017, with increasing depth in nearly all positions and a Lions tour that will see the Australian lose a number of his first choice players. In an interview with former England coach Clive Woodward, Eddie Jones explained his plans for 2017 and how he intends to deal with the issue …

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Replacement Named For Manu Tuilagi In 33 Man England Squad

Bath winger Semesa Rokoduguni has been called up to the 33 man training squad that is meeting up on Monday and Tuesday in Brighton to prepare for the Six Nations, as an injured replacement for Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi. Tuilagi withdrew from England’s two day training camp after suffering a knee injury in Tigers’ home match against league title …

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Watch: Danny Cipriani Scores Superb Solo Try Against Newcastle

Wasps fly half Danny Cipriani continued his recent good club form against Newcastle Falcons on Friday evening, scoring an excellent try to help his team to a narrow but exciting 34 – 30 at Kingston Park. With his team struggling to make headway into Newcastle’s 22, the fly-half took the matter into his own hands after a ricocheted ball landed …

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What England’s Latest EPS Squad Tells Us

After England coach Eddie Jones announced two new training squads for the coming year, we take an in-depth look at those selected and axed from the 33 and 45-man training groups for the start of 2017. Front Row Bath’s Nathan Catt is Eddie Jones’ traditional curveball, with the 28-year-old loosehead getting his chance to impress ahead of Leicester Tigers’ youngster …

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Could This Be The England Team To Start The Six Nations?

With Eddie Jones announcing his England squad to train for the upcoming Six Nations on Saturday, we put together a side that could face France in the opening round of the tournament on 4th February 2017. 1) Joe Marler With Mako Vunipola likely to be ruled out of some if not all of the Six Nations due to damaged knee …

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Semesa Rokoduguni Reveals Why He Was Dropped By England

England wing Semesa Rokoduguni has revealed the reasons he was dropped from the team after he won his second cap in two years playing against the country of his birth. In an interview with the Bath Chronicle, Rokoduguni explained that the coaches gave him a lot of positives, but also many things to work on: “One of them was to …

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The England Horrendously Underrated XV

England has enjoyed a superb rugby year where it has gone undefeated in 2016 and picked up a Grand Slam and a whitewashing of Australia along the way. In part this has been achieved because of the amount of quality players available to coach Eddie Jones. Even when openside flankers appeared to be dropping like flies in October and both …

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Eddie Jones: ‘England Players Are More Self-Reliant Now’

England coach Eddie Jones has praised his players and their development after completing his first year in charge of the national team. The Australian said (via Reuters): “The players have really changed, they are much more robust, more self-reliant. They can make decisions on the pitch by themselves, and we are seeing them (do that) in difficult games.” It’s often …

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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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Five Candidates To Replace Eddie Jones As England Coach in 2019

Eddie Jones has recently revealed that he will most likely leave his England head coach role after the Rugby World Cup in 2019, so who are the leading candidates to replace him should he go? We pick five potential replacements. 5) Steve Borthwick Former Bath, Saracens and English lock Borthwick moved straight into coaching before the conclusion of his playing …

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