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Opinion: Six Nations Bonus Points Will Change Nothing

With the announcement of bonus points being introduced to the Six Nations for the first time in its long and glorious history, there has already been much delight and derision at their inclusion, but ultimately they will make little difference to the tournament’s quality of rugby. Bonus points are nothing new in rugby union and they’ve been in place in …

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Should There Be A Play-Off Between The Championship’s Winners And The Premiership’s Losers?

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: The Aviva Premiership trophy sits on the edge of the pitch during the Aviva Premiership Season Launch 2011-2012 at Twickenham Stadium on August 24, 2011 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Aviva)

Taking a break from the international series briefly, it is time to look at the Premiership table and how it has changed while some players have been away on international duty. A familiar pattern has emerged with Saracens leading the way, and with new boys Bristol still winless in 12th, six points behind Worcester. At this stage last year, now relegated …

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England Watch: All The Best Performers And Their Stats

Although Eddie Jones recently announced his 33 man squad to take on Australia in the final autumn test of the year, a number of EQPs have been in outstanding form in the Premiership. We take a look at the stats from last weekend’s round of Premiership rugby and unveil all the star performers. Top 5 EQP Tacklers Ben Curry Sale …

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England’s Elliot Daly Banned For Three Weeks

Elliot Daly, the England winger who was red carded for his challenge in the air on Argentina number eight Leonardo Senatore, has been banned for three weeks. Earlier today, Daly appeared before an independent World Rugby Disciplinary Committee, contravened Law 10.4 (i),in the fifth minute of the England v Argentina match at Twickenham on Saturday. In a statement released on behalf of World …

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Watch: Could England’s Jonny May Be The Next Openside Sensation?

England’s speedy winger Jonny May decided to join the national side’s pack against Argentina on the flank to try and bring some much needed ballast to a scrum reeling after England were down to only 13 men. What followed was unprecedented in rugby history. When wingers try to scrummage ! Bit of work to do @NealHatley1 @Mako_Vunipola pic.twitter.com/QqJjq4ApCP — Front …

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The Leading England Candidates To Replace Billy Vunipola

With England talisman Billy Vunipola ruled out of the final autumn test against Australia, and likely to be out of action for up to four months, we assess the options at number eight available to the national side for next week and beyond. Josh Beaumont The Sale Sharks captain was named in England’s extended 33 man squad to take on …

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England Name 33 Man Squad To Take On Australia

England coach Eddie Jones has tonight unveiled a 33 man England squad to take on Australia in the final test match of the Autumn Internationals. Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola is ruled out of the match through his injury picked up against the Argentinians on Saturday and is likely to be out of action for three to four months. Eddie …

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Opinion: Why Every England Fan Should Be Proud Of Their Team

Despite losing Elliot Daly due to an out-of-character challenge in the air, England’s defence stood resolute against an Argentina side that had no answers to the intelligence and foresight of the men in white’s brick wall. In the history of test rugby, 49 players have been red carded and seen their team still win, whereas 102 players have been red …

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The Five Worst Performances From England Vs Argentina

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Elliot Daly of England is sent off during the Old Mutual Wealth Series between England and Argentina at Twickenham Stadium on November 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

With very few players standing out from the England-Argentina test at Twickenham, Pundit Arena looks at the five worst performances in south west London on Saturday.  _______ 1. Elliot Daly Guilty of a bad missed tackle, Daly’s day began by giving Argentina good field position for a strong start at Twickenham. Minutes later he became the first ever England back to …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Play Australia

What team should Eddie Jones pick when England face their final test of the autumn with a mighty match against the Australians at Twickenham? We put together our chosen 23. 1) Mako Vunipola Although Joe Marler is really starting to the push the Saracens prop for the number one shirt with impressive set piece performances from the bench, Vunipola brings …

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England Player Ratings V Argentina

In a game completely altered by one bizarre and silly mistake by centre-turned-winger Elliot Daly, England showed wonderful grit and resolve to grind out a win against a tired but determined Argentina team. We rate the players from 1 to 23: 1) Mako Vunipola In the early stages of the game he once again combined well with his brother Billy …

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Opinion: Why Elliot Daly Is England’s Best Player In Years

England coach Eddie Jones has been eulogising about his team’s latest winger, Wasps’ Elliot Daly, but beneath the veneer of the Australian’s facetious hyperbole is a genuine excitement about one of the country’s brightest talents. Some players get thrown in at the deep end early on in their careers, individuals like Bath’s Anthony Watson who made his international debut at …

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EXCLUSIVE – England’s Charlie Ewels: ‘We Want To Play An All-Court Game’

England’s newest cap Charlie Ewels spoke exclusively to Pundit Arena’s Paul Wassell about his transition into international rugby, working with head coach Eddie Jones and becoming a better player. “Mate, it feels unbelievable, it’s like a dream come true, I guess. Growing up and watching the England team being successful in the past and to think that now I’m capped …

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England’s Likely Team To Face Argentina

With Eddie Jones this evening naming a 24-man squad to take on the Pumas in the third game of the autumn internationals, we’ve put together the likely starting lineup and bench to take on one of the world’s best and most consistent sides. The front row is likely to stay the same, but there will definitely be a change in …

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England Name 24-Man Squad To Face Argentina

England coach Eddie Jones has made some significant changes to his squad to face Argentina at Twickenham this coming weekend. A notable absentee is last week’s fullback Alex Goode, who will drop out of the squad entirely. Regular fullback Mike Brown is retained. Tom Wood and Jonny May have also returned to the squad after not featuring in last week’s …

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