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Five Reasons You Have To Watch England’s Tour Of Argentina

All rugby eyes will be on the Lions’ tour of New Zealand this summer, but make room in your weekend schedules for England’s two test trip to South America. Here are five reasons why you should definitely sit down and watch what is likely to be an epic pair of international matches. 5) Argentina have just named their test squad …

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Eddie Jones: Tom Wood “Highly Unlikely” To Make England Tour

England’s 50-cap flanker Tom Wood is unlikely to make his country’s tour to Argentina after being sent off for stamping in Northampton Saints’ Champions Cup play-off game against Stade Francais, according to coach Eddie Jones. The Australian feels Wood will not make the tour following his act of indiscipline during Friday night’s close-fought match (via ESPN): “He had an error …

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England Player Ratings V Barbarians

After England’s impressive win over an experienced Barbarians outfit, we rate the entire 23 out of 10. _________ 1. Ellis Genge 6 Got on top of Census Johnston on a few occasions at scrum time and offered some of his trademark barrelling runs in the loose. Will likely start against Argentina to earn his second cap. _________ 2. Jack Singleton …

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Why You Must Watch England V Barbarians

Eddie Jones’ young England side take on the world famous Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday, but despite it being a non-cap affair this match could well prove pivotal to the country’s rugby future. The end-of-season matches between the men in white and the invitational Baa Baas can often be viewed as a bit of a damp squib before the Test squad …

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The Likely England XV To Take On The Barbarians

With England coach Eddie Jones having named his squad to take on the Barbarians next Sunday, we put together a team of the players Jones is likely to field in the match. Because Jones is unable to select any Wasps or Exeter players involved in next weekend’s Premiership final, as well as any internationals involved with Lions training, it means …

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Exclusive – Lions On Lions: Four 2005 Tourists Talk New Zealand

With the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand the first time the iconic side has faced the All Blacks in 12 years, Pundit Arena caught up with four 2005 tourists from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland to get their thoughts on their experiences and what they hope for this summer. We spoke to Ireland’s Shane Byrne, Scotland’s Chris Cusiter, England’s Andy …

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Two Irish And Two English Internationals Make Shortlist For EPCR European Player Of The Year

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In March, the EPCR released a 15-strong list of nominees for their 2017 European Player of the Year. Today, 10 of those players were dropped, as the organisation announced a 5-man shortlist. Eliminated from the running were Wasps flanker Thomas Young, Clermont Auvergne’s Noa Nakaitaci, Glasgow lock Jonny Gray, Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong, Wasps standout Joe Launchbury, Munster scrumhalf Conor …

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The England Outcast XV

Eddie Jones shocked many England fans when he named 15 uncapped players in his squad to tour Argentina this summer, but in doing so he axed or ignored a number of individuals whom many would consider next in line or in form for their clubs. We put together a starting XV made up of just some of these players. The …

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Five Things Eddie Jones’ England Squad Tells Us

Wow. That is the best word to describe Eddie Jones’ unorthodox squad selected to tour Argentina this summer. No one expected the Australian to select fifteen – yes, fifteen – uncapped players in his 31-man squad, but Jones really has torn up the England selection rulebook this time around. 16 of the country’s finest players are joining up with the …

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The Likely England XV To Take On Argentina

Now that the dust has settled on today’s Lions squad announcement, Eddie Jones and his England coaching panel can start to work out which players they will take on their two-Test tour of Argentina this summer. Previously, Jones has spoken of not resting big name players until the autumn, so it is very likely he will take all his major …

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The Lions Outcast XV

With Warren Gatland today naming his Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer, there were of course many, many big name players who have not made the cut. We put together a XV made up of those players who missed out on selection this time around. 1) Rob Evans There is a tremendous amount of talent in the Lions …

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England Suffer Significant Injury Blow Before Summer Tour

England coach Eddie Jones will be without one of his major players when the men in white tour Argentina in the summer. Harlequins have today confirmed back rower Jack Clifford will undergo surgery on his shoulder to repair a reoccurring injury sustained earlier this season. The club also said Clifford would be ruled out of the summer tour and he …

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Star Names Unveiled For Barbarians’ England Match

Rugby’s legendary Barbarians take on England for the Old Mutual Wealth Cup on 28th May, and head coach Vern Cotter has announced some stellar names to feature for the visiting invitational team. Australian legends Adam Ashley-Cooper and Will Genia will join Argentina’s Facundo Ice and Samoa’s Census Johnston – all of whom currently ply their trade in France – in …

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Wasps Looking To Sign Springbok Centre [Report]

English club Wasps are in talks with former Springboks centre Juan de Jongh, according to reports. Neil Fissler, journalist with the Sunday Express and The Rugby Paper, believes the Premiership table toppers are looking to line up the quick-footed, diminutive back from the Stormers. I understand that Wasps are in talks with Lions and former Springbok centre Juan de Jongh …

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