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England Watch: Who Might Make It Onto The Argentina Tour?

Although much of the media focus over the next few months will be on the Lions tour to New Zealand, Eddie Jones will be taking his England charges out to Argentina for a two test series that promises to be truly competitive. England could be missing as many as 15 or more senior players from their squad, meaning Jones will …

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The International Rugby ‘Away Form’ XV

Winning away from home is always a significant challenge for any international rugby team, and this year’s Six Nations is the latest piece of evidence of this. Out of the 15 games played, Italy – who were mostly dreadful the entire tournament – lost three at home and England defeated Wales in Cardiff. Every other game was a victory for …

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Opinion: Why Denny Solomona Should Not Play For England

SALFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Denny Solomona of Sale Sharks looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Sale Sharks and Saracens at AJ Bell Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Salford, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks’ rugby league convert Denny Solomona has lit up the Aviva Premiership with pace, power and guile that has won him many admirers in the union world. Yet the winger’s recent announcement of his intention to play for England is deeply problematic. Born in New Zealand, the Auckland powerhouse quickly made an impact at London Broncos and Castleford Tigers, …

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A Potential England Squad To Tour Argentina

With England likely to have a significant number of their players on the Lions tour later this year, coach Eddie Jones has a chance to experiment with some second stringers and new players in a two test series against Argentina in the summer. Eddie Jones’ Current Crop Below we have named a squad of 32 (the same size as the …

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England’s Six Nations Campaign – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Eddie Jones’ England team finished an overall superb fourteen months on a particularly disappointing low point against a dominant Ireland side on Saturday evening, but the side still have much to take out of their Six Nations campaign. We review the good, the bad and the ugly of this year’s tournament. The Good As well as winning four games out …

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England Player Ratings V Ireland

After England lost their first game in 19 matches and missed out on a back-to-back Grand Slam – thanks to a superb Irish defence – we rate the entire England 23 out of 10. 1) Joe Marler A solid enough performance in the first half, but being replaced at half time was telling. He is likely to lose his spot …

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Old Heads, Young Shoulders: Why England Are So Successful

It’s the kind of transformation that is more associated with the make-believe world of Hollywood than real life, but England’s revival from World Cup flops to being on the brink of back-to-back Grand Slams and on the cusp of breaking a tier one world record for consecutive wins is truly exceptional an achievement. Much credit must go to Eddie Jones …

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Eddie Jones Names England Squad To Face Ireland

England coach Eddie Jones has named a 25 man squad to prepare to take on Ireland on Saturday. The entire 23 from the 61 – 21 thrashing of Scotland is retained, with winger Jonny May and hooker Tommy Taylor also staying with the squad for this week’s preparations. Whilst it is very likely the coaches will select the same starting …

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England’s World Cup Squad Starts To Take Shape

As the second Six Nations in the latest World Cup cycle draws to a close this weekend, England’s plans for the next edition of the tournament in 2019 are moving up a gear – with almost as many as two thirds of the 31 man squad looking near certain to be selected for the competition in two years’ time. Barring …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Face Ireland

After England’s total demolition of Scotland on Saturday, Eddie Jones has some difficult selection decisions to make to finalise his 23 to take on Ireland in Dublin – with so much at stake. Should England be victorious, not only will they seal back-to-back grand slams, achieving ‘greatness’ as claimed by Jones, but also set a new world record for consecutive …

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Six Key Lessons From The Penultimate Weekend Of Six Nations Action

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Danny Care of England celebrates scoring his sides seventh try with Tom Wood of England and Jack Nowell of England during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

England have done it. After winning their 18th consecutive Test match they moved level on victories with New Zealand’s run last year for the greatest number of consecutive victories.  They were simply incredible on Saturday, making a dangerous and strong Scottish side look incredibly weak. Meanwhile, Wales ended Ireland’s hopes, with the latter hosting grand slam-chasing England next week and …

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England Player Ratings V Scotland

As England roared to a superb victory over Scotland and sealed back-to-back championships in the process, we rate all of the home team’s 23 out of 10. 1) Joe Marler Had the edge over Fagerson at scrum time early on. England’s pack was almost totally on top at scrum time in the match and Marler was part of a whole …

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England Watch: Which Players Are Pushing For International Honours?

After last weekend’s round of the Aviva Premiership, a number of up-and-coming and fringe England-qualified players made their mark in the latest series of exciting matches in the country’s top domestic competition. We take a look at the individuals giving Eddie Jones and the rest of his coaching team something to think about. Top EQP Tacklers Exeter Chiefs’ 34-15 triumph …

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The England ‘Forgotten’ XV

With England being spoilt for choice in terms of depth and the quality of talent available to the coaching team, we take a look at the players who have largely been ignored since the Eddie Jones era began back in December 2015. David Wilson One of three tighthead props in Stuart Lancaster’s 2015 World Cup squad, experienced head Wilson has …

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England Watch: Which Players Are Pushing For International Honours?

After another exciting round of Premiership action, we pick out the best England-qualified players from last weekend and look at the key stats across the six fixtures. Top EQP Tacklers Brad Barritt Saracens 23 Thomas Waldrom Exeter 21 Dom Barrow Leicester 19 Elliot Stooke Bath 19 Ross Batty Bath 18 Premiership champions Saracens put a disappointing few weeks behind them …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick For Scotland

After a disappointing and frankly bizarre match against Italy, England coach Eddie Jones may look to make changes to his team to face a resurgent and impressive Scotland outfit. With England’s inability to deal with the Azzurri’s ‘non-engagement’ ploy, the first half was disjointed in terms of attacking play, but at the same time the men in white were dominated …

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