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Loftus-Cheek Backs England Teammate Sterling’s Stance On Racism

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Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek praised his international team-mate Raheem Sterling for being strong-willed enough to speak out publicly against the racist abuse he has received. Television cameras caught a Chelsea fan allegedly aiming racist abuse at Sterling during the Blues’ 2-0 win over City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea and the British police are investigating the incident. …

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Tony Adams Named New English Rugby Football League President

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Former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams has been named the new president of English rugby league’s governing body, it announced on Wednesday. Despite his roots in football, Adams has close links with rugby league through his Sporting Chance charity. The 52-year-old will replace current Rugby Football League (RFL) president Andy Burnham, a politician for the centre-left Labour party and …

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Brian O’Driscoll Urges Owen Farrell To Improve Tackling Technique

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Former Irish captain Brian O’Driscoll has urged England’s Owen Farrell to improve his tackling technique following a number of controversial incidents that could have seen the out-half yellow carded. Farrell was criticised for his no-arms tackle on South Africa’s André Esterhuizen during England’s narrow victory over the Springboks at the beginning of the November Internationals. The challenge went unpunished, however …

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Declan Rice Confirms Crunch Talks With Mick McCarthy Over Irish Future

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has confirmed that he will sit down and discuss his international future with new Irish manager Mick McCarthy this month. The 19-year old has been involved in an international tug-of-war between England and Ireland ever since he was left out of Martin O’Neill’s squad in August amidst speculation over which nation he would be selecting. …

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Angus Gardner Admits He Got Farrell Tackle Decision Wrong

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Angus Gardner, the referee who oversaw the November Series clash between England and South Africa, has admitted that he should have awarded a penalty following Owen Farrell’s ‘no-arm’ tackle on Andre Esterhuizen. The shoulder-led tackle came at the end of the game when Rassie Erasmus’ side trailed by 12-11  in Twickenham. A penalty would have won the game for the southern …

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Jones ‘100%’ Confident For 2019 After Successful November

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England head coach Eddie Jones believes his side took a major step forward during the November internationals and are ready to take on Grand Slam champions, Ireland, in February. England enjoyed a 37-18 victory over his native Australia last night, meaning they have won three of their four November internationals, with the lone loss an agonising 16-15 defeat by world …

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Australia’s David Pocock Ruled Out Of England Match

Australia back-row David Pocock has been ruled out of Saturday’s international against England, just over a day before the Cook Cup clash at Twickenham. Pocock was in at No 8 when Wallaby coach Michael Cheika named his side on Thursday even though the loose forward was struggling with a neck injury suffered during last week’s 26-7 win away to Italy. …

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‘Excited Kid’ Tuilagi Eager For England Return, Says Youngs

“Excited kid” Manu Tuilagi has been promised an early sight of the ball by Leicester and England team-mate Ben Youngs should he come off the bench against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday. It is more than two years since Tuilagi played the last of his 26 England Tests, with the powerhouse centre’s career interrupted by several groin, knee and hamstring …

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Australia Sweat Over Illness To Key Men As England Test Looms

Australia are waiting anxiously to see whether stars Bernard Foley and Israel Folau recover from illness in time for Saturday’s one-off Test with England at Twickenham. Fly-half Foley and dynamic fullback Folau will be key to the Wallabies’ hopes of ending a tough year on a high but they have yet to train this week having been laid low by …

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Danny Care Dropped, Hughes Set For England Return Against Australia

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England have dropped scrum-half Danny Care for Saturday’s Test against Australia but Nathan Hughes is back in Eddie Jones’s squad for the final autumn fixture. The Wasps number eight was included in the 28-man group announced on Monday after serving a six-week suspension. Also axed after Saturday’s laboured 35-15 victory over Japan are centre Alex Lozowski and number eight Zach …

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Southgate Aiming To End Year With Revenge Against Croatia

Gareth Southgate has challenged England to end their “brilliant year” in memorable fashion by beating their World Cup conquerors Croatia at Wembley to reach the Nations League Finals on Sunday. Southgate’s side defied expectations earlier this year by reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990, where they were beaten by Croatia after extra-time in a gruelling …

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Premier League Set To Use VAR From Next Season

The Premier League is set to use the Video Assistant Referee system from next season after clubs “agreed in principle” to the move on Thursday. During a meeting attended by key members of all 20 Premier League clubs, officials were presented with an update on the non-live VAR trials taking place. They were also given “key learnings” from VAR’s use …

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George Ford To Captain England In Japan Test

England head coach, Eddie Jones, has made 11 changes to his side that narrowly lost out to New Zealand last weekend, including the introduction of debutant, Joe Cokanasiga. The Bath winger will feature alongside Chris Ashton and Elliot Daly in the backline while Jack Nowell Alex Lozowski are named as the centre pairing. George Ford will captain the side from outhalf on …

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Rooney Believes He Chose To Leave United At The Right Time

Wayne Rooney believes he left Manchester United at the right time, even though he wanted to finish his career at Old Trafford. The 33-year-old, who is set to make his final England appearance against the United States in a friendly international at Wembley on Thursday, is now playing for North American club side DC United in Major League Soccer. But …

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Fabian Delph To Captain England Against United States

Fabian Delph will captain England in their friendly against the United States on Thursday, manager Gareth Southgate has announced. It will be the first time the Manchester City midfielder has led his country, although Delph has confirmed he will pass the armband over to Wayne Rooney when the striker comes off the bench for his farewell England appearance. Delph succeeds …

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Wayne Rooney Excited For ‘Great Moment’ In England Farewell

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: England captain Wayne Rooney looks on during an England press conference at St George's Park on October 4, 2016 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Wayne Rooney says he is honoured to make a final appearance for England and happy for manager Gareth Southgate to decide his playing time Thursday against the United States. Former Manchester United star Rooney, in video comments released Monday by his Major League Soccer club DC United, detailed his excitement at earning his 120th cap for England in his farewell …

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