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The XV England Coach Eddie Jones Must Pick To Face France

during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England.

After England’s heroic hour against Wales on Saturday, the Red Rose are now one game away from securing their first grand slam in 13 years. Because of this, it is paramount that head coach Eddie Jones gets his selection right. There were a number of notable performances for England, none more so than young second row tyro Maro Itoje, who appears …

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England’s Illegal Scrummaging Explained

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 06: England huddle 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)

The first salvoes in the fight between the Welsh and the English have been fired ahead of today’s huge Six Nations clash. They were fired over the scrum. In interviews with the BBC, Eddie Jones and Welsh forwards coach Robin McBryde each accused the other side of scrummaging illegally. Jones claimed the Welsh consistently engage early, which ruins the game. McBryde is …

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Forget Ford, All Eyes Should Be On England’s Owen Farrell Against Wales

during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on March 10, 2016 in Bagshot, England.

Everyone from the media to coaches to fans has spoken about George Ford’s diminutive stature, but the real focus should be on England’s makeshift 12, Owen Farrell. For only the sixth time in their international careers, Ford and Farrell will line up at 10 and 12 together, having already faced Samoa, Uruguay, Scotland, Italy and Ireland together. However, the ferocious …

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Six Nations – Eddie Jones Counter-Accuses Wales Of Illegal Play

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)

Things are heating up in advance of the winner takes all encounter between England and Wales in Saturday’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham. The hand bags are out and the mind games have begun. First blood went to Wales after Warren Gatland and Robin McBryde accused England of some illegal scrummaging techniques, singling out Joe Marler in particular. Now, in …

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Eddie Jones Makes Significant Changes For Mammoth England-Wales Game

during the England training session held the University of Bath on March 1, 2016 in Bath, England.

Eddie Jones made significant changes for England’s most important match of the Six Nations so far when he announced his 24-man squad for the game late last night. In the forwards, Northampton’s Paul Hill has been axed to make way for the Saints’ other tighthead, Kieran Brookes. Considering Saints had selected Brookes over Hill for their paramount fixture against Saracens …

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Opinion: Banning Tackling In Schools Would Destroy English Rugby

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: Edan Kelly of Wakefield is tackled by Will Tanner of Warwick during the NatWest Schools U15 Cup Final between Warwick School and Qegs Wakefield at Twickenham Stadium on March 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Here Paddy Goodings argues that a proposed ban on tackling in schools would have an adverse effect on the development of English rugby.  On the 4th April 1998 Jonny Wilkinson came off the bench to face Ireland at Twickenham. He was 18 years old. This writer, like many others, has been horrified over the last few weeks to read in the …

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These Are Worrying Times For England’s U-20s

CUMBERNAULD, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 05: The England team sing the National anthem during the U20 Six Nations Championship match at Broadwood Stadium on February 5, 2016 in Cumbernauld, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

Having won two Junior World Championships in 2013 and 2014, finished as runners-up in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2015, and won the Six Nations Championship in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, England U-20s has been one of the best age grade sides in the world for some time. But this season they have already lost two games to Scotland …

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The XV England Boss Eddie Jones Should Now Pick To Play Wales

during the RBS Six Natiions match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

After England’s pragmatic but dominant display against Ireland, all eyes will turn to the Red Rose’s crucial clash with an undefeated Wales team brimming with confidence after a draw in Dublin and two victories against Scotland and France. Eddie Jones will have some difficult selection decisions to make after a third successive victory. In the pack, Jamie George’s cameo off …

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Watch: Five Reasons Why Elliot Daly Is So Highly Rated

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Elliot Daly of Wasps pushes forward during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Wasps and Leinster Rugby at Ricoh Arena on January 23, 2016 in Coventry, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

England fans have been clambering to demand Elliot Daly’s inclusion in an England match day squad and head coach Eddie Jones has finally given him his chance. Paul Wassell has trawled the internet to find five videos that showcase his talent and the skills that he can bring to the international game. _____ 5. Daly’s Form This Season Here, Daly …

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How France’s Club Game Is Contributing To The Decline Of The National Team

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 26: Guy Noves the head coach of France looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Despite all the press over England’s embarrassing World Cup exit, France’s shocking 62-13 loss to New Zealand at the World Cup highlights fundamental issues in French rugby, argues Paul Wassell. France have coughed and spluttered their way to two victories so far in this year’s Six Nations Championship against a determined Italian side and a struggling and injury-hit Irish team, …

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The England ‘Wasted Talent’ XV

England has often been accused of wasting the huge pool of talent that is available to them. Here, Paul Wassell puts together a team made up of some of the players who never quite achieved what they arguably could and should have done, whether down to injury or poor management. Back in 2012, World Cup winning coach Graham Henry labelled …

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Watch: Ten Videos Showcasing Andy Goode’s Greatness

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Andy Goode of Newcastle lines up a penalty during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints at Kingston Park on February 21, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Paul Wassell has sifted his way through the interweb to find these ten superb videos, which go some way to outlining the greatness that Andy Goode exudes on and off the pitch.  _____ 10. Andy Goode Gracefully Runs On To The Pitch Here, the nonchalant Goode swats aside an apoplectic stadium filled with green-eyed London Irish fans. Home supporters were disillusioned with life …

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What Would English Regional Teams Look Like?

Gloucester Rugby v Sale Sharks

Imagine that somehow, despite everything this writer had previously written, the RFU and the clubs had agreed to completely alter the face of rugby in England with the replacement of the existing club structure with 5 regional sides. It’ll never happen, but it is fun to hypothesise on the potential line ups of each team. Here are some of the …

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Aviva Premiership: Ones To Watch This Weekend

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: during day 2 of the HSBC Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium on February 07, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Gallo Images)

Paul Wassell takes a closer look at the standout fixtures happening in the Aviva Premiership this weekend. _____ Harlequins vs Leicester, Friday 19th February (Kick-off: 7:45pm) After last weekend’s 28-6 loss to Gloucester, Harlequins will be looking to make amends against a revived Leicester outfit. Marland Yarde will be looking to show Eddie Jones what he is missing out on …

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Is Manu Tuilagi England’s Answer At 12?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manusamoa Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Manu Tuilagi has been named at 12 for Leicester’s Premiership fixture against Harlequins on Friday, only his second game back after 15 months away from the game. Can he be the answer to England’s long-term problems at inside centre? Paul Wassell investigates. Owen Farrell has started both of England’s Six Nations games at inside centre this season and has made …

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