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Eddie Jones Wants New Zealand In World Cup Semi-Final

England are the first side through to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals following their 40-16 win over Australia at Oita Stadium. Australia started well but England were full value for their win. Jonny May went over in the first-half for two tries in quick succession before Kyle Sinkler and Anthony Watson rounded off the win in the second half. England …

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Winners And Losers – England v Australia

England have done it. Eddie Jones’ side have run the gauntlet and completed a clean sweep of 2016 with their 13th consecutive victory. Jones deserves a huge amount of credit for what he’s achieved in 2016 as England completed a first Grandslam in 13 years, as well as a 4-0 rout of Australia over the summer and winter. For Australia and …

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Analysis: How Weak Is The England Back Row Versus Australia?

VILAMOURA, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 01: Nathan Hughes looks on during the England training session held at Brown's Sport Complex on November 1, 2016 in Vilamoura, Portugal. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The weakened England back row versus Australia looks there for the taking. Michael Hooper and David Pocock will be licking their lips. Injuries to James Haskell and Billy Vunipola have robbed England of two-thirds of their favoured back row – a triumvirate that did so well against Australia in June. The Red Rose are also without Maro Itoje, who would …

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A Combined England-Australia XV Right Now

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: David Pocock of Australia breaks during the international match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England and Australia take to the field on Saturday in their final autumn international. But if Eddie Jones or Michael Cheika could pick from both squads available at Twickenham, who would make the XV? This XV is based on the players available on Saturday, so certain picks such as Maro Itoje, Billy Vunipola and Will Genia are not considered. The …

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James Haskell Speaks About His Long Term Injury

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: James Haskell of England breaks with the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

James Haskell was ruled out of rugby for up to 6 months on Tuesday with a toe injury, and the English back-row is suitably devastated by the news. In response to the injury, ‘Hask’ took to his (highly recommended) YouTube channel to voice his outlook for the next number of months. Even today, 48 hours after the initial news broke, the …

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Opinion: The Second Redemption Of England’s Chris Robshaw

On a night when Chris Robshaw won his fiftieth England cap, he simultaneously became a crucial element within the first ever England team to win a Test series in Australia. It was the pinnacle of a career so far that has been built on  some dizzying heights and some crushing nadirs. It was back in 2009 that the Harlequins flanker …

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An England XV For The Second Test Against Australia

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Maro Itoje of England takes a lineout ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Although Eddie Jones’ side will not rest on their laurels with a first Test victory, an opportunity to experiment wisely with the starting XV arises. A win would secure a historic series win for the men in white, but a loss would not be catastrophic, with a third test and series decider remaining. Jones said himself that there were a number …

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Summer Tests: Our Injured XV Selection

The summer rugby tours of our home nations are set to kick off this weekend. Ireland, England and Wales all travel to the Super Rugby nations of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand respectively, while Scotland take on the emerging far eastern power that is Japan. As final match day squads are being formed, let’s take a look at the XV …

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Eddie Jones’ England Could Decimate Australia this summer

France v England - RBS Six Nations

Eddie Jones takes his England side to his homeland with every intention of shredding the Wallabies Summer rugby tours are a real treat for fans in the northern hemisphere. Domestic and European leagues are reaching their ever climactic conclusions and fans normally face a summer without their rugby heroes to cheer on. This year however, fans are spoiled for choice. …

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Video: The Massive Defensive Hits That Six Nations Sides Face This Summer

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Anthony Watson of England is tackled by Jamie Heaslip and Rory Best of Ireland during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The Six Nations touring sides are in for a tough time down under this summer as southern hemisphere defensive units activate ‘beast mode’. When one thinks of rugby highlights, one will automatically look at huge point scoring moments, last minute or length-of-the-field turnover tries, drop goals and pressure penalties to win a series or tournament. Often the headlines are reserved for these …

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England’s Media React To Their Team’s World Cup Exit

England’s World Cup exit has resulted in much soul searching this morning. England fans are waking up this morning to the doomsday scenario in which their team has failed to emerge from their World Cup pool. For many the inquest began last night after the final whistle, while others chose to drown their sorrows. In any event the English media …

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