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Six Nations Squad News – The Early Statistics That Suggest An Enthralling Championship Battle Awaits

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 14: The Six nations trophy is displayed during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Dan Mullan - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

Two weeks out from another glorious instalment of the Six Nations, all but Italy have announced their squad for the first pair of fixtures and if nothing else, the respective squads make for very interesting reading. Coming off the back of a blistering November Test Series that saw England, Ireland and Scotland deliver strong and, at times, emphatic, performances, things are …

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Surprise Inclusions As Gareth Southgate Announces England Squad To Face Germany And Lithuania

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Jermain Defoe of England celebrates scoring the opening goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between Slovenia and England at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate has included a few surprise additions in his first England squad since becoming the full-time boss, for games against Germany and Lithuania later this month. Here we look at who was picked in each position, and who missed out on this occasion. Goalkeepers Southgate has decided not to mess around too much in the goalkeeper department. Joe Hart and …

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Three Winners And Losers From The England Squad Announcement

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England Head Coach Eddie Jones has announced his 45-man Elite Playing Squad and as always there have been a couple of first-time call ups and notable absentees. Jones has called up seven uncapped players into his latest EPS squad with Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks) Sam Jones (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps) and Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers) all coming into the forwards, while srum-half …

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England Name 45 Man Elite Playing Squad

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England Head Coach Eddie Jones has named his 45 man elite player squad ahead of the upcoming November internationals against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia. Jones has called up seven unubscapped players into his latest EPS squad with Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks) Sam Jones (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps) and Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers) coming into the forwards while scrum-half Dan Robson (Wasps) …

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Opinion: Why Wasps’ Hughes Shouldn’t Make England’s Match Day 23 This Autumn

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Nathan Hughes of Wasps passes the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs at the Ricoh Arena on September 4, 2016 in Coventry, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Nathan Hughes, the barnstorming Wasps number eight, shouldn’t make Eddie Jones’ England match day 23 this autumn because of a lack of versatility compared to his rivals and the form of the Billy Vunipola, the England vice-captain. Since Hughes’ breakthrough season in 2014/15, England fans have been awaiting his qualification for national service. Here was an abrasive backrower to give …

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Opinion: What Eddie Jones’ England EPS Squad Tells Us

Eddie Jones has today named his England EPS squad, but what exactly does it suggest about his plans for the Autumn Internationals and beyond? As per the new ‘progressive partnership’ between England and the Premiership clubs, 45 players will join up with the England coaching staff in both August and October before the Autumn International window begins. Therefore it’s important …

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Roy Hodgson Names Provisional 26-Man England Squad For Euro 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: England team line up prior to the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Two weeks ahead of the official deadline, Roy Hodgson has named his England squad for the upcoming European Championships in France. Having initially planned to announce the squad last Thursday, the England manager decided to take in the final round of Premier League fixtures and gauge the fitness of certain players before deciding whether or not to include them today. …

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Danny Cipriani Recalled To England Rugby Fold

Controversial rugby star Danny Cipriani has been recalled to the England squad for the upcoming games against the Barbarians and the tour to New Zealand. Cipriani, 26, was signed as Sale’s marquee signing in 2013 following a successful season with the Melbourne Rebels in Australia and has not been involved in England duty since he earned his seventh cap back in …

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The Aggrieved XI – Players That Didn’t Make The England World Cup Squad

Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad was announced earlier this week, with Ashley Cole’s omission and subsequent international retirement dominating the headlines. Although there can be no doubting that the Chelsea left back was the most high-profile casualty, there are a number of English players that will feel a little aggrieved that their outstanding performances this season were not rewarded with a trip to …

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