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Eddie Jones: Dylan Hartley Let Down His Country

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, faces the media during the England press conference held at Pennyhill Park on December 1, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones has not minced his words when speaking about his England captain, Dylan Hartley. The hooker received a red card and a six week ban for swinging his arm at Seán O’Brien in the European Champions Cup a fortnight ago, bringing his aggregate career suspensions to 60 weeks. Therefore there are major concerns surrounding the reliability of Hartley, as …

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Could The All Blacks Be Playing Your Favourite Club Next Year?

New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew has said the All Blacks will look to play a fourth test or game on their end-of-year in 2017, according to reports, with the possibility of facing a club side rather than an international team. In a press conference held after the NZRU’s final board meeting of the year, Tew said (via …

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Opinion: It’s Time For Scottish Rugby To Break Free Of History

After a successful Scotland autumn campaign and a rampant Glasgow team in the European Champions Cup, it feels like a change is happening in Scottish rugby. In a year that has seen Ireland conquer the All Blacks for the first time and England win a first grand slam in 13 years, Scotland must follow suit, build on its excellent foundations …

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England’s 2017 November International Schedule Announced

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: A general view of play during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

England have announced their schedule for next November, and there is one glaring omission. The Red Rose will take on Argentina (November 11), Australia (November 18) and Samoa (November 25). It was also announced that they will also face the Barbarians in May before heading to Argentina to a two-test tour. However, the main grievance amongst England fans is that …

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RFU Chief’s Backing Of Dylan Hartley May Divide Opinion

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Dylan Hartley of Northampton walks off the pitch after being shown the red card by referee Jerome Garces during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Leinster at Franklin's Gardens on December 9, 2016 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Dylan Hartley has once again found himself embroiled in controversy this week. The England captain received a red card for swinging his arm at Seán O’Brien during Northampton’s loss to Leinster last Friday. Hartley’s disciplinary record was a major concern for many when he was initially appointed as captain by Eddie Jones, and up to this point the Australian’s decision …

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Mark McCall Blasts RFU For Giving Premiership Clubs ‘Ludicrous’ Disadvantage In The Champions Cup

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on October 29, 2016 in Barnet, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall has hit out at the RFU for giving Premiership clubs a disadvantage for this weekend’s round of European Champions Cup fixtures. England faced Australia on December 3, a full week after the rest of the Northern Hemisphere teams finished their schedules. This meant that the Premiership clubs only had one week with their England …

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Arsenal Chasing Two International-Quality Attacking Midfielders

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Jesse Lingard of England in action during the international friendly match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

With Arsenal challenging for their first league title since 2004, the Gunners have now been linked with January reinforcements in the form of Wolfsburg winger Julian Draxler and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been a long time admirer of German international Draxler, having attempted to sign him from Schalke, the club with which the youngster made his …

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Clear Favourites Emerge For British and Irish Lions Captaincy After Dylan Hartley’s Red Card

Northampton Saints v Leinster Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

After a year in which Dylan Hartley led England to 13 consecutive victories, a growing number of commentators expected the Northampton Saints hooker to be handed the captaincy of the British and Irish Lions by Warren Gatland. Although Hartley had accumulated many detractors over the course of his career, it appeared as though the 30 year-old had been tamed by Eddie …

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Watch: Jamie Carragher Names Four Liverpool Legends (And A Chelsea One) In His Dream 5-A-Side


Former Liverpool Defender Jamie Carragher has named his dream five-a-side, and all are former teammates of his. Speaking to Soccer AM on Sky Sports, the ex-defender shunned the opportunity to name himself in the five-man lineup, instead handing the central defensive berth to former England captain John Terry. Terry was the only non-Liverpool player to be picked by Carragher in …

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World Rugby Unveil Referees To Take Charge Of 2017 Six Nations

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Referee Nigel Owens of Wales in action during the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The autumn schedule may have just come to a close, but rugby fans north of the equator are already looking forward to the beginning of the 2017 Six Nations. Although there might be a great deal of club rugby to be played between now and then, World Rugby have already unveiled the referees who will take charge of each game …

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Steve Borthwick To Assist Western Force

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Steve Borthwick will join up with the Western Force during their pre-season preparations. Steve Borthwick has had an incredible 2016. In the immediate aftermath of England’s 2015 World Cup campaign, the former second row found himself in charge of Bristol’s forward pack. However the appointment of Eddie Jones as England coach saw the relatively inexperienced Borthwick brought into the England …

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