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What Is Eddie Jones’ Likely England Team For Saturday?

Eddie Jones this evening announced a reduced 25 man squad for Saturday’s big fixture against the Springboks, but his chosen men included a few surprising names and excluded a number of players thought almost certain to be a part of the final match day 23. We take you through each position and the players who will start and operate from …

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England Name 25 Man Squad To Take On South Africa

Eddie Jones has taken the unusual step of naming a 25 man squad the day before he announces his 23 take on South Africa in the first of four Old Mutual Wealth tests this autumn. In the traditional Jones way, the England head coach has included a couple of curveballs with Teimana Harrison being sent back to his club – …

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England Watch: Who’s Been The Best In The Premiership This Year?

After another weekend of exciting Aviva Premiership action, we look at the England players making the most of the opportunities for their clubs over the course of the season. Although Eddie Jones has already announced his 33 man squad to take on South Africa, Argentina, Fiji and Australia this year, a number of players who didn’t make the squad are …

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The London, South And South East England XV

Having named both ‘Northern‘ and ‘Midland‘ teams, we now move on to creating a London, South and South East England XV – made up of players born and/or bred in those parts of the country. 1) Joe Marler Born in Eastbourne, East Sussex and educated at Heathfield Community College in nearby Heathfield, Marler is now one of the leading props …

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The Midlands England XV

Having already created a team based on players born and/or bred in the North of England, we now move our focus on to those individuals who come from the Midlands. 1) Alex Waller Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, the young English loosehead went through his club’s academy before going on to make over 150 appearances for his club. Many Saints fans …

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The South West England XV

In a recent series of articles we have put together England teams made up of the best players from the North, the Midlands and the South East, but now we turn our attentions to the South West. All players in this side were either born and/or bred in the area. The ‘South West’ England XV 1) Ellis Genge England coach …

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An Uncapped England XV To Take On The World

Do England have enough depth to be able to select a team of uncapped players capable of challenging some of the best teams in the world? We’ve put together a team of some of the most promising young names in the English game. 1) Alex Waller The Northampton Saints loosehead has been close to an England call-up before; Stuart Lancaster …

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Three Different England Backrow Combinations Available To Eddie Jones

With the worst possible injury crisis occurring for England at the problematic position of openside flanker, the back row combination that Eddie Jones will select for the Red Rose this autumn will most likely be crucial for their next four internationals. We take a look a three different combinations the Australian could choose to make England competitive against South Africa, …

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England Call Up Josh Beaumont

Sale Sharks’ number eight Josh Beaumont has been called up to the England squad as an injury replacement for Courtney Lawes, the RFU has announced. Lawes will remain with the squad over the next couple of weeks and will fly out to Portugal with the squad as part of their preparations. Beaumont himself will fly out to Portugal to join …

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What England’s Latest EPS Squad Tells Us

There were mostly expected names in the most recent 33 man England EPS squad announced today, but a few surprise inclusions as well. Coming in from the cold are Gloucester number eight Ben Morgan and Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood, two players who were previously not included in Eddie Jones’ match day squads despite being regulars for former boss Stuart …

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The ‘Proper’ Northern England XV

Previously we’ve looked at dividing England’s player base into two teams of ‘north’ and ‘south’, but this time we’ve put together a team of players born and bred in the north of the country, and it’s not a bad looking side at all. 1) Davey Wilson Wilson normally plays at tighthead, but he can also cover loosehead as well. Wilson …

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What Is England’s Likely Starting XV For South Africa?

With Eddie Jones set to name his 32-man squad to prepare for the November and December tests next week, including a number of changes enforced by a spate of injuries, we take a look at the likely XV to start against South Africa – a team England have not beaten since 2006. It was back in the final days of …

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What Is England’s Henry Slade’s Best Position?

He’s been shunted around between fly-half, inside centre and at 13, but multi-talent Exeter Chiefs back Henry Slade needs to nail down one position to get himself into the England test team. Against Clermont Auvergne he acted as a replacement fly-half for Gareth Steenson, the week before he acted as inside centre against Gloucester in a partnership with Sam Hill. …

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