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Steffon Armitage ‘Insulted’ By Attitude Of England Squad To Overseas Players

Steffon Armitage feels pretty insulted to hear England players claim he would have been a distraction had he been called into the World Cup squad. The Toulon flanker made the comment in an interview with Rugby World. In it, the 30-year-old echoed the sentiments of Clermont Auvergne full-back Nick Abendanon, who felt that the stance, supported by some of the players, was ‘pathetic’. When …

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England Confirm Training Ground Incident Involving Cipriani & Catt Prior To World Cup

England confirm that there was an incident between backs coach Mike Catt and Danny Cipriani prior to the World Cup but that it ‘played no bearing on selection.’ According to The Guardian, the incident happened just hours after Cipriani had learned of his exclusion from England’s 31-man World Cup squad and the day before the official announcement. The aforementioned daily …

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Long Read: 5 Takeaways From Gameweek 3 Of The Rugby World Cup

Week three of the 2015 Rugby World Cup is now consigned to the history books, and with it the hopes and dreams of the host nation winning the World Cup for the second time. England’s defeat on Saturday night means they can no longer progress from their pool. However, their defeat is far from the only talking point after another …

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England vs Wales: Six Key Players To Watch

As the second weekend off the 2015 Rugby World Cup falls upon us, there is no question as to which fixture will attract most attention. In the 28 years of the tournament’s history, it’s hard to envisage any clash that has been so pivotal, at such an early stage. Both teams won with bonus points first time out but a …

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Can Japan Deliver In England To Set Up Their 2019 Rugby World Cup Showcase?

Japan’s expectations for this year’s Rugby World Cup probably won’t be set on lifting the Webb-Ellis Cup, but tasked with the pressure of hosting World Rugby’s next flagship event, what can be considered a success for the Brave Blossoms?  For starters, Japan have a tough pool. Two-time world champions South Africa, a seemingly resurgent Scotland and the always dangerous Samoa, …

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Video: Ex-All Black Thorn Shows He’s Still As Competitive As Ever With Pulverising Tackle

In a recent Rugby Aid charity game between England and a Rest of World team, Brad Thorn literally cracked the ribs of one unfortunate opponent with a pulverising tackle.  Thorn obviously hasn’t lost his competitive edge having officially called time on his professional career at the end of last season, aged 40. Charity games, in any code, are renowned for their …

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England Squad: Did Lancaster Get It Right? A Position By Position Analysis

England coach Stuart Lancaster has named his final 31-man World Cup squad with a few surprise selections and a number of glaring omissions. Outside of the headline-grabbing Sam Burgess inclusion and Danny Cipriani omission, Lancaster opted to omit several experienced players including hooker Dylan Hartley, Lions prop Alex Corbisiero, centre Luther Burrell, winger Chris Ashton and number 8 Nick Easter, …

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Easter Misses Out As England Cut Squad To 45 For Training Camp

England Rugby coach Stuart Lancaster has cut his extended 50 man World Cup squad to 45 as Lancaster and his squad prepare to fly to Denver to continue their World Cup preparations. Nick Easter, Stephen Myler and Ed Slater have all been omitted from England’s travelling party while youngsters Elliot Daly and Mario Itoje also miss the flight stateside. It …

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That’s It? England Finally Unveil Their RWC Jersey

After teasing England fans with a highly effective pre-order campaign, England’s Rugby World Cup jersey is finally here.  For anyone that missed the teaser last month, England and Canterbury decided to test the commitment of fans, by having fans buy the Jersey on pre-order having only seen this image. Anyone brave enough to buy a jersey they hadn’t seen was …

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