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Opinion: English Rugby’s Golden Castles Built On Sand

A small group of English clubs are using their financial clout to take a stranglehold on both the Aviva Premiership and the European Champions Cup, but being funded by a number of multi-millionaires and billionaires means their success is not sustainable in the long-term, argues Paul Wassell. Talent-laden Saracens were the talk of the tournament on Saturday as the current …

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Opinion: Why Jamie George Should Be England’s First Choice Hooker

You might not realise it, but England’s most difficult positional decision lies at hooker. Jamie George is a talented all-round hooker with a very bright future, but his potential selection ahead of captain Dylan Hartley could have significant ramifications for the Red Rose as a whole. It’s hard to deny the impact that previously troubled Northampton Saints man Hartley has …

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Where Does England’s Danny Cipriani Rank In Eddie Jones’ Pecking Order At Fly-Half?

For England’s Danny Cipriani, the past is a foreign country that he can’t quite depart from; a brilliantly talented player, he has been permanently pigeonholed as a liability because of his previous misdemeanours. Despite flourishing at a vibrant Wasps outfit this season, he didn’t even make Eddie Jones’ expanded 45-man EPS squad for this coming international window. So, where exactly does …

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Boost For Saracens And England As The Latest Owen Farrell News Is Hugely Positive

Saracens coach Mark McCall and England head coach Eddie Jones will both be happier men after it was confirmed that influential fly-half Owen Farrell is set to start his first game of the season this weekend. The Aviva Premiership side face the almighty challenge of taking on Toulon at the Stade Felix-Mayol in France on Saturday afternoon, and having at last recovered from the …

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England Watch: Which Players Are On Fire In The Aviva Premiership?

Which England-qualified players took the Premiership by storm last weekend? We pick out all the best stats so you can see how your favourite players got on in the latest round of English rugby fixtures. Top EQP Tackles This Week Mike Haywood 17 Dave Attwood 17 Will Welch 17 Jacob Rowan 17 Mitch Eadie 16 Northampton Saints’ Mikey Haywood joins …

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5 England Players Who Should Be Looking Over Their Shoulders Ahead Of The November Series

Despite England’s best players apparently dropping like flies in intensive training sessions that have enraged club directors of rugby across the country, there is still enough competition across the field for many of the Red Rose’s players to be feeling the heat of selection. We take a look at the five incumbent players who should really be looking over their …

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Opinion: This Is England, Eddie Jones

Everything seemed to be going so well for Eddie Jones and his England team, before the same old problems that have blighted English rugby for so long began to rear their ugly heads once more. The Red Rose has had plenty of new dawns in the last 13 years since the glorious times of 2003, but the golden aura that …

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Eddie Jones’ Plans Hit Again As England Suffer Another Significant Injury Blow

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, faces the media during the media session held at Pennyhill Park on February 22, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Bath winger Anthony Watson is likely to miss England’s entire Autumn Test series following confirmation that he suffered an injury in training earlier this week. The 22-year-old suffered a fractured jaw while in camp with Eddie Jones and his international team-mates in Brighton. Commenting on the situation to the Bath Rugby website, Watson’s club coach, Todd Blackadder, said: “Anthony broke his jaw in the England training …

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England Watch: Which Players Are On Fire In The Aviva Premiership?

We take a look at all the latest statistics from England’s Aviva Premiership as we get closer and closer to England’s autumn international campaign in November. We’ll start with the best tacklers in the Premiership so far. Top EQP Tacklers This Season Tom Savage 63 Luke Wallace 63 Chris Robshaw 59 Charlie Ewels 57 Mark Wilson 55 Brad Barritt 55 …

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Ranking The Very Best: England’s Top Five Wingers

We take a look at the five most talented wingers available to England right now, including some big names here but having to leave out some fantastic individuals out as well. 5) Christian Wade Despite prodigious talent, Christian Wade just cannot seem to get a look-in when it comes to England selection. Part of a scintillating Wasps side this season …

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Analysis: What England’s Latest EPS Really Tells Us

The changes to England’s EPS system and the way Eddie Jones announces his squad mean that we gain a greater insight into the coach’s selection thinking and it makes for very interesting study indeed. Eddie Jones names his final squad for the Autumn Internationals on 29th October, meaning those players inside and outside the coming three day training camp have …

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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Springboks

Are you obsessed with the Springboks? Think you know everything green-and-gold inside out? Well, perhaps you might be a little surprised by some of these stats, facts and records below. 10) 774 players have been capped by the Springboks This number is significantly smaller than most of South Africa’s rivals, but much of this has to do with the years …

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Uncertainty Around Owen Farrell Could Affect England Preparations

The nature of Owen Farrell’s back injury means his club are still not sure when exactly he will return, according to reports. Head coach Mark McCall told the BBC that: “We don’t know if he will play against Toulon [mid-October]. There’s a chance he could face Wasps [on 9 October].” Farrell is believed to be having a scan on Thursday …

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