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An Anzac XV To Take On The British And Irish Lions

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 22: The All Blacks perform the haka prior to the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Eden Park on October 22, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

It has often been argued that the game of the century would be the Lions taking on an Anzac XV – a side made up of the Wallabies and the All Blacks combined.  The brilliance of Lions tours is the bringing together of four nations who are usually rivals (Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales) in the space of just a few …

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Stuart Barnes Verbally Drop Kicks Eddie Jones Off His High Horse Over His Criticism Of Italian Rucking Tactics

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Eddie Jones, the England head coach looks on during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England head coach Eddie Jones’ comments about Italy’s ‘anti-rugby’ tactics during their recent Six Nations clash in Twickenham have seen the fiery Australian coach receive a good deal of criticism from the rugby community. Italy boss Conor O’Shea, along with defence coach Brendan Venter, concocted the novel approach of not challenging for the ball after a tackle, thus ensuring no …

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England Watch: Which Players Are Pushing For International Honours?

After another exciting round of Premiership action, we pick out the best England-qualified players from last weekend and look at the key stats across the six fixtures. Top EQP Tacklers Brad Barritt Saracens 23 Thomas Waldrom Exeter 21 Dom Barrow Leicester 19 Elliot Stooke Bath 19 Ross Batty Bath 18 Premiership champions Saracens put a disappointing few weeks behind them …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick For Scotland

After a disappointing and frankly bizarre match against Italy, England coach Eddie Jones may look to make changes to his team to face a resurgent and impressive Scotland outfit. With England’s inability to deal with the Azzurri’s ‘non-engagement’ ploy, the first half was disjointed in terms of attacking play, but at the same time the men in white were dominated …

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Danny Care Critical Of Former Coach Conor O’Shea’s ‘No-Ruck’ Tactics Against England

England scrum-half Danny Care, who was on the receiving end of Italy’s ‘no-ruck’ tactics last weekend, has spoken out against his former coach Conor O’Shea and plans to ‘pick his brains’ over the Azzurri’s novel approach to combating the powerful England pack. The 30-year-old Harlequins scrum-half served under O’Shea while the Irishman was director of rugby at the Premiership club, …

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Warren Gatland To Be Granted Increased Access To England’s Lions Hopefuls Ahead Of Scotland Clash

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British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is set to descend on England’s training camp ahead of their crucial and potentially record equaling clash with Scotland next weekend. The Lions boss is continuing his quiet preparations for the summer tour of New Zealand and with the Six Nations providing the perfect chance for prospective candidates to audition for their …

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World Cup Winning Coach Sir Clive Woodward Calls For Rule Change Following Italy’s ‘No Ruck’ Tactics

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Former England head coach Sir Clive Woodward has waded into the debate following Italy’s novel application of the rules against England in their Six Nations encounter on Sunday. The World Cup winning coach has been writing in his Dail Mail column and has admitted to rethinking his position on Italy’s decision not to contest the ball after a tackle, thus …

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England World Cup Winner Slams England’s Farcical Inability To Deal With Italy’s Ruck Tactics

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea and defence coach Brendan Venter concocted an inspired tactic of non-committal against England on Sunday and it caused the defending champions untold problems. Despite Eddie Jones’ side running out 36-15 winners, it was hardly the hammering the Australia was predicting for his 17 game winning streak side. Instead, The Azzurri made the world’s second ranked …

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England’s Eddie Jones Universally Lambasted For Sour Reaction To Inspired Italian Tactics In Six Nations Clash

England head coach Eddie Jones has come under fire for his less than complimentary comments of Italy following their Six Nations clash at Twickenham on Sunday. Despite running out 36-15 winners and maintaining the astonishing winning streak, now at 17 games, Jones was highly critical of the tactics employed by the Azzurri to disrupt the England breakdown. The decision to …

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“If That’s Rugby Then I’m Going To Retire” – Eddie Jones Fumes Over Italian Tactic In Six Nations Clash

England rugby head coach Eddie Jones has threatened to retire following his side’s somewhat bizarre Six Nations victory over Italy at Twickenham on Sunday. The fiery Australian hit out at Italy’s inspired application of the rugby rule book, which caused his English charges to universally scratch their heads for the entire first half of what was supposed to be a …

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Watch: Conor O’Shea Hits Out At Matt Dawson In Barb Filled Interview

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England overcame a massively improved Italy at Twickenham today, running out 36-15 winners over Conor O’Shea’s side. The visitors had Eddie Jones’ charges spinning with their clever tactics at the breakdown. They didn’t engage at ruck time, thus erasing any offside line, allowing the Azurri pack to target Danny Care at will. The scoreboard after 40 minutes, against every prediction, …

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England Player Ratings V Italy

In a rather bizarre game dominated by interpretations of the law rather than the performance itself, England struggled to build any momentum in the first half before producing a far more impressive effort in the last 30 minutes. Here we rate the entire 23 from one to ten: ________ 1) Joe Marler Early penalty conceded at the scrum after pressure …

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