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Eddie Jones Makes Three Changes To England Team For Wales Clash

England Team

Eddie Jones has made three changes to the team from Sunday’s win over Wales at Twickenham for the return fixture in Cardiff this weekend.  Saturday’s clash at the Principality Stadium will see an international debut for Bath’s Ruaridh McConnochie as he has been named to start on the right wing. Maro Itoje has been named in the second row where …

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Eddie Jones Names 31-Man England World Cup Squad

England World Cup Squad

Eddie Jones has named his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  The deadline for World Cup squads to be submitted is September 8 but despite this, Jones has decided to announce his squad almost four weeks early. “Today is another step in the progress towards the Rugby World Cup,” Jones said. “We have taken the decision to go …

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Wales Fail To Clinch Top Spot In Latest Rugby World Rankings

world rugby rankings

The recent weekend of international rugby has had a major bearing on the latest World Rugby rankings.  The last few days have seen a welcome return to top international rugby as countries around the world prepare for the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup. Australia’s emphatic win over the All Blacks in the opening match of this year’s Bledisloe Cup saw …

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Wales Could Be The Number One Team In The World This Weekend

Wales

Wales are going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in pretty good nick.  Warren Gatland’s side is currently on a 14-match winning streak which coincided with a Grand Slam victory in the Six Nations earlier this year. It all began with a win over Italy in last year’s Six Nations and continued throughout their summer tour, the Autumn internationals and …

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Danny Cipriani Left Out Of Latest England Pre World Cup Squad

Danny Cipriani

England head coach Eddie Jones has left out Danny Cipriani in his latest World Cup training squad.  Jones has called up 38 players for what is England’s third official World Cup training camp. The camp will take place in Treviso, Italy in what will be warm-weather training to best prepare the players for the tough conditions which they will experience …

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Billy Vunipola Regrets How His Comments Impacted His Teammates

Billy Vunipola

Billy Vunipola has admitted that he feels regret for how his controversial comments which he made in April affected his Saracens teammates.  Vunipola was the subject of a warning from the RFU after the England number eight defended Israel Folau’s anti-homosexual views on social media. Vunipola wrote on Instagram: “There just comes a point when you insult what I grew …

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Joe Marler Returns As Eddie Jones Names 35-Man England Squad

Joe Marler

Eddie Jones has named his official 35-man Rugby World Cup training squad which will assemble for England’s first official training camp next week and it includes Joe Marler.  Marler previously made himself unavailable for international selection due to his desire to focus on club commitments and spend more time with his family. His last cap came in last year’s summer …

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Chris Ashton Withdraws From England Squad For Family Reasons

Chris Ashton

The RFU have confirmed that England and Sale Sharks winger Chris Ashton has withdrawn from the World Cup training squad due to family reasons. A 28-man squad have convened at Pennyhill Park today for a training camp with another get together set to take place at Lensbury between June 30 and July 4. However, Ashton will not be a part …

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Ireland Name Side For England Clash At U20 World Championship

Ireland U20s

Ireland U20s head coach Noel McNamara has announced his starting XV which will take on England (KO 7:30 pm) in the 5th place semi-final at the World Rugby U20 Championships on Monday.  Ireland, who have suffered from an extensive injury list throughout this campaign, will meet England for the third time this season having defeated them already in the pool …

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Eddie Jones To Stay On With England Until 2021 At Least

Eddie Jones

The RFU have confirmed that England head coach Eddie Jones intends to see out the remainder of his contract until 2021 and that defence coach John Mitchell has also committed to two years post 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Mitchell was appointed defence coach in September 2018 and in the nine Test matches in which Mitchell has been involved in, England …

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Breaking: James Haskell To Retire At The End Of The Season

James Haskell

James Haskell has announced that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season.  The English flanker has endured an injury-plagued campaign with the Northampton Saints with recurring ankle and toe issues limiting his appearances at Franklin’s Gardens. “I have loved every minute of my career in rugby and feel very privileged to have played with …

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Billy Vunipola Given Formal Warning By RFU Over Israel Folau Support

England international, Billy Vunipola has been given a formal warning by the Rugby Football Union following his Instagram post supporting Israel Folau.  Folau, who has found himself under a cloud of controversy following an Instagram post that claimed: “Hell awaits drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators”. The full-back looks set to have his contract terminated by Rugby …

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