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Eddie Jones – “Someone Is Smiling On Us, The Typhoon Gods Maybe”

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Fans have been left disappointed by the news that World Rugby has cancelled two matches this weekend due to the impending Typhoon Hagibis.  One of the matches affected by the storm is England’s highly-anticipated clash with France. England head coach Eddie Jones informed the media that his side had been notified of the cancellation, confirming that the decision was out …

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Tomas Lavanini Sees Red For Nasty High Shot On Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell Red Card

At halftime, England lead Argentina 15-3 in a fiery encounter at the Tokyo Stadium.  Argentina are in must-win territory after their previous loss to France but they face an uphill task to keep their Rugby World Cup dreams alive after they were reduced to just 14 men after 18 minutes. Argentina opened the scoring with a penalty from Benjamin Urdapilleta …

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Eddie Jones Ready To Find Out If England Have Big Game Temperament

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England face into a potential banana skin tomorrow when they take on Argentina in the Tokyo Stadium (9 am Irish time). Having beaten both Tonga and the United States convincingly, tomorrow’s encounter with the Pumas represents the first real test of the World Cup for Eddie Jones’ side. Despite being one of the favourites to take home the Webb Ellis …

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England Name Powerful Team For Clash With Argentina

England Team

England head coach Eddie Jones has named a strong team for the much-anticipated Pool C clash with Argentina on Saturday at the Tokyo Stadium.  In total, Jones has made nine changes to the starting XV which beat the USA with only Joe Marler, George Kruis, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola, George Ford, and Elliot Daly retaining their place. Mako Vunipola returns …

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Owen Farrell At 12 As England Team Named For Tonga Clash

England Team

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team for Sunday’s clash with Tonga in Sapporo (KO 19:45 local time, 11:45 UK & IRE time).  Owen Farrell will captain the side at inside centre which sees George Ford get the nod at out-half. Ben Youngs will start at scrum-half where he will win his 90th cap for his country. Manu …

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Blow For England As Vunipola & Nowell Set To Miss Chunk Of RWC

Mako Vunipola

Eddie Jones and England have been dealt a blow with the news that both Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell will miss a number of games at the Rugby World Cup.  Both players have been included in Jones’ final 31-man selection but it looks like they won’t be featuring in Japan until the end of the pool stages. Vunipola suffered a …

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England Rise And Ireland Fall In Latest World Rankings

Ireland England Rankings

The biggest talking point of the weekend was England’s demolition job on Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. That 57-15 defeat for Ireland has raised serious questions about their prospects at the upcoming World Cup. Ireland were shambolic in defence while their set-piece crumbled under the pressure of an excellent England performance. There is no doubt that Joe Schmidt is facing …

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Joe Schmidt Provides Update On Cian Healy & Conor Murray

Healy Murray

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has provided an injury update on Cian Healy and Conor Murray.  Murray suffered a knock when he attempted to tackle Jonny May in the first half of Ireland’s 57-15 defeat to England at Twickenham this afternoon. The scrum-half was removed for a HIA, which he passed, but returned for the final minutes of the first …

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“It’s Hard To Describe It Without Using Profanity” – Rory Best

Rory Best

Rory Best cut a dejected figure when he spoke to Sky Sports immediately after his side’s embarrassing 57-15 loss to England at Twickenham this afternoon.  Ireland’s performance raises huge concerns ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and there are just a few weeks to go until Ireland’s opening game against Scotland in Yokohama. Speaking to Sky Sports, Best said …

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Ireland Embarrassed At Twickenham As England Run Riot

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England 57 Ireland 15 Ireland suffered their second consecutive defeat to England this year after they fell to an embarrassing 57-15 loss at Twickenham in their second World Cup warm-up game. Despite Owen Farrell opening the scoring after seven minutes with a penalty, it was Ireland who started the brighter and they went ahead after nine minutes thanks to a …

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A Combined England-Ireland XV As Voted By You

England Ireland Combined XV

With England and Ireland both announcing their starting XVs for Saturday’s clash at Twickenham on Thursday, we thought it would be interesting to see who would win out on a head-to-head basis.  Today, we asked you to vote in a poll to choose your combined XV based on the starting sides announced by Eddie Jones and Joe Schmidt. In some …

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Jaco Peyper Withdraws From Refereeing England V Ireland On Saturday

Jaco Peyper

World Rugby have confirmed that Jaco Peyper will not referee Saturday’s Test match between England and Ireland at Twickenham.  Peyper was originally pencilled in to be the man in the middle for the 3 pm kick-off on Saturday but due to flight and preparation issues, the 39-year-old South African has been stood down from the Test. Because of “significant” flight …

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Ireland Have The Chance To Make History This Weekend Against England

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For Ireland, their sole focus will be on delivering a performance when they take on England at Twickenham on Saturday. Their opening warm-up game, which saw Joe Schmidt’s side emerge 29-10 victors over Italy, was a non-affair but where exactly this Ireland team are with regards to their ability and confidence will be known once the full-time whistle is blown …

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Eddie Jones Names Powerful England Side For Ireland Challenge

Eddie Jones has announced his team for England’s clash with Ireland on Saturday.  Jones has made a number of changes to the side which lost to Wales in Cardiff last time out as captain Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs make their first starts of the summer. Jones said: “The players have come back in a very good physical …

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