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Could This Be The England Team To Start The Six Nations?

With Eddie Jones announcing his England squad to train for the upcoming Six Nations on Saturday, we put together a side that could face France in the opening round of the tournament on 4th February 2017. 1) Joe Marler With Mako Vunipola likely to be ruled out of some if not all of the Six Nations due to damaged knee …

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Semesa Rokoduguni Reveals Why He Was Dropped By England

England wing Semesa Rokoduguni has revealed the reasons he was dropped from the team after he won his second cap in two years playing against the country of his birth. In an interview with the Bath Chronicle, Rokoduguni explained that the coaches gave him a lot of positives, but also many things to work on: “One of them was to …

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The England Horrendously Underrated XV

England has enjoyed a superb rugby year where it has gone undefeated in 2016 and picked up a Grand Slam and a whitewashing of Australia along the way. In part this has been achieved because of the amount of quality players available to coach Eddie Jones. Even when openside flankers appeared to be dropping like flies in October and both …

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Eddie Jones: ‘England Players Are More Self-Reliant Now’

England coach Eddie Jones has praised his players and their development after completing his first year in charge of the national team. The Australian said (via Reuters): “The players have really changed, they are much more robust, more self-reliant. They can make decisions on the pitch by themselves, and we are seeing them (do that) in difficult games.” It’s often …

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The England ‘I Can’t Believe He’s Not Been Picked!’ XV

Every England fan has been there. Whenever a squad is announced, there are always a few players that a supporter would like to see included but is sad to see them missing out. To Eddie Jones’ credit, he has done a superb job of balancing youth with experience, raw talent with reliability and consistency. Yet even when the Australian is …

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England Watch: The Best Performers This Week

After another engaging and enthralling round of Aviva Premiership rugby, we take a look at the England qualified players making the most impact for their clubs. Top EQP Tacklers Northampton Saints have been revelling in their 24 – 5 victory after a poor run of games – losing four matches on the trot – but the win over Sale Sharks …

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Five Candidates To Replace Eddie Jones As England Coach in 2019

Eddie Jones has recently revealed that he will most likely leave his England head coach role after the Rugby World Cup in 2019, so who are the leading candidates to replace him should he go? We pick five potential replacements. 5) Steve Borthwick Former Bath, Saracens and English lock Borthwick moved straight into coaching before the conclusion of his playing …

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Five England Captaincy Options If Dylan Hartley Is Banned

With it looking likely that current England captain Dylan Hartley will be banned for at least some of the Six Nations, Eddie Jones must quickly find a replacement captain for his team when there are no obvious replacements. We look at five possible candidates and their suitability for filling in for a man who has led England to thirteen victories …

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England’s Year In Review: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

With England riding off into the sunset with a convincing win over Australia, we take a look at Eddie Jones’ first year in charge of the national team and review the positives and the negatives across 2016. The Good Well, we have to open up with England’s unbeaten calendar year under Jones: 13 wins from 13 and every major team …

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England Playing Ratings V Australia – In Depth

With England’s final victory of 2016 proving to be a classic game of two halves, we rate each of the players for their first and second half performances. 1) Mako Vunipola First half: Not given the chance to show off his running game in the first half, but solid at the scrum and powerful in defence. 6 Second half: Vunipola …

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Ranking The Top 10 Rugby Nations In 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Jonathan Joseph of England (R) celebrates scoring his sides fourth try during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

After one of the best sets of autumn internationals ever, Pundit Arena takes stock and ranks the top ten rugby nations from the whole of 2016. Some big names are near the bottom, but how high up are the resurgent Ireland and Scotland? Does England’s perfect year knock the All Blacks off top spot? _______ 10. Italy But for a …

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England’s Likely Team To Face Australia

With England having recently announced a 25 man squad for Saturday’s final autumn test against Australia, we take a look at the side that Eddie Jones is likely to select for his team’s final challenge of 2016. 1) Mako Vunipola Although Joe Marler is making a significant impact off the bench in terms of the set piece, he is likely …

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Five Things That England Have Learnt From Their Autumn Campaign So Far

With England’s Autumn Internationals campaign about to come to close for another year once more, we take a look at the five main areas that Eddie Jones and his charges will have learnt from their three games so far. 1) England’s defence must still improve The ‘backs-to-the-wall’ resilience of England’s performance against Argentina when down to 14 and at times …

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