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Owen Farrell At 12 As England Team Named For Tonga Clash

England Team

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team for Sunday’s clash with Tonga in Sapporo (KO 19:45 local time, 11:45 UK & IRE time).  Owen Farrell will captain the side at inside centre which sees George Ford get the nod at out-half. Ben Youngs will start at scrum-half where he will win his 90th cap for his country. Manu …

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A Combined England-Ireland XV As Voted By You

England Ireland Combined XV

With England and Ireland both announcing their starting XVs for Saturday’s clash at Twickenham on Thursday, we thought it would be interesting to see who would win out on a head-to-head basis.  Today, we asked you to vote in a poll to choose your combined XV based on the starting sides announced by Eddie Jones and Joe Schmidt. In some …

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Danny Care Reveals Pain Of Losing World Cup Spot To Willi Heinz

Danny Care

England’s second most capped scrum-half Danny Care has revealed his hurt at being left out of Eddie Jones’ squad for the World Cup.  Jones announced his 31-man squad for the tournament in Japan last week with Ben Youngs and Willi Heinz chosen to wear the number nine jersey. Heinz’ inclusion in the squad may have come as a surprise to …

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Eddie Jones Makes Three Changes To England Team For Wales Clash

England Team

Eddie Jones has made three changes to the team from Sunday’s win over Wales at Twickenham for the return fixture in Cardiff this weekend.  Saturday’s clash at the Principality Stadium will see an international debut for Bath’s Ruaridh McConnochie as he has been named to start on the right wing. Maro Itoje has been named in the second row where …

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Eddie Jones Names 31-Man England World Cup Squad

England World Cup Squad

Eddie Jones has named his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  The deadline for World Cup squads to be submitted is September 8 but despite this, Jones has decided to announce his squad almost four weeks early. “Today is another step in the progress towards the Rugby World Cup,” Jones said. “We have taken the decision to go …

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Eddie Jones Names Two Debutants In Starting XV For Wales Clash

England head coach Eddie Jones has named two debutants in his starting XV for Sunday’s clash with Wales at Twickenham. Jones hands Gloucester’s Willi Heinz his first cap at scrum half with Bath’s Ruaridh McConnochie set to start for England on the right wing. Leicester Tigers’ fly-half George Ford will captain the side on his 56th cap while Anthony Watson …

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Danny Cipriani Left Out Of Latest England Pre World Cup Squad

Danny Cipriani

England head coach Eddie Jones has left out Danny Cipriani in his latest World Cup training squad.  Jones has called up 38 players for what is England’s third official World Cup training camp. The camp will take place in Treviso, Italy in what will be warm-weather training to best prepare the players for the tough conditions which they will experience …

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Joe Marler Returns As Eddie Jones Names 35-Man England Squad

Joe Marler

Eddie Jones has named his official 35-man Rugby World Cup training squad which will assemble for England’s first official training camp next week and it includes Joe Marler.  Marler previously made himself unavailable for international selection due to his desire to focus on club commitments and spend more time with his family. His last cap came in last year’s summer …

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Eddie Jones Adds Five Players To England World Cup Training Squad


Eddie Jones has added five new faces to his latest England World Cup training squad ahead of the announcement of the official training squad next week. An initial squad, which was named last week, omitted Danny Care, Nathan Hughes and Dylan Hartley all missing out. Danny Cipriani (Gloucester Rugby), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby), Courtney Lawes (Northampton …

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Eddie Jones To Stay On With England Until 2021 At Least

Eddie Jones

The RFU have confirmed that England head coach Eddie Jones intends to see out the remainder of his contract until 2021 and that defence coach John Mitchell has also committed to two years post 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Mitchell was appointed defence coach in September 2018 and in the nine Test matches in which Mitchell has been involved in, England …

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Eddie Jones: Lions Head Coach Is An “Ambassador Job”

Gatland Jones Feature

Eddie Jones has dismissed the role of head coach of the British & Irish Lions as an “ambassador job” in a subtle dig at Warren Gatland. Speaking to the Brisbane Courier Mail, the England head coach also refused to rule out the possibility of succeeding Michael Cheika as the Australian boss. Current Wales head coach, Warren Gatland, has guided the …

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‘No One Thinks We Can Win’, Claims Eddie Jones Ahead Of Ireland Clash

Eddie Jones Joe Schmidt

Eddie Jones insisted England’s belief in their ability to beat champions Ireland was intact even though “no one thinks we can win” the Six Nations clash in Dublin. Ireland, who defeated England 24-15 at Twickenham to complete a Grand Slam last season, will be favourites for Saturday’s match at the Aviva Stadium. But few serious observers have completely written off …

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