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RFU Reveal England’s Top Performer Of 2016

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It being New Year’s Eve, various publications and websites are listing their top rugby moments, teams and players of 2016. Although such lists create interesting talking points for fans to debate, some prefer an analytical approach where objective analysis determines the outcome. While for some this method can seem a little too clinical as it leaves out certain immeasurable variables, …

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Eddie Jones Unveils 33-Man England Training Squad Ahead Of Six Nations

England Training Session

Eddie Jones has included four uncapped players in his 33-man training squad who will attend a two-day camp in Brighton ahead of the Six Nations. Bath’s Nathan Catt, Sale Sharks’ Josh Beaumont, Mike Williams of the Leicester Tigers and Saracens fly-half Alex Lozowski have all been included in a squad that also contains the returning James Haskell, Maro Itoje, Manu Tuilagi, Jack Nowell and Anthony …

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Eddie Jones Expected To Leave Two High Profile Wingers Out Of England’s Six Nations Squad

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Eddie Jones faces a number of selection dilemmas ahead of naming his 33-man England squad that will assemble for a training camp in Brighton next week. The knee injury sustained by Billy Vunipola during England’s 27-14 win over Argentina will see the number eight miss most, if not all, of the Six Nations Championship. While doubts also surround the availability of his …

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The Ultimate ‘International Rugby XV’ List For 2016

Despite being a pretty awful year for celebrities, 2016 has seen some wonderful rugby. We’ve compiled three different XVs made up of the best (and in some cases worst) performers of the calendar year. The Winners XV This side is made up of the players with the most wins in 2016, so it is essentially a Anglo-Kiwi XV – with both …

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Joe Marler Makes Big Claim To Be England’s Number One.. Again

When Mako Vunipola limped off against Sale two weeks ago, there was some genuine apprehension among English rugby fans as to how the front row would fare next season in their Six Nations Championship defence. A mainstay of England’s front row last season, Vunipola was sensational for Eddie Jones’ side and started in eleven of twelve games as the Red Rose …

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In Pictures: A Look Back At Some Of The Biggest Football Moments Of 2016

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2016 saw one of the biggest surprises in football history as Leicester City won the Premier League title. From starting odds of 5,000-1 Claudio Ranieri’s unfancied Foxes defied the bookmakers (and all logical thinking) through a combination of solid tactics from the manager, a hard-working defence and the brilliance of N’Golo Kanté, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, lifting the title …

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England Potentially Hit With Massive Injury Blow Ahead Of Six Nations

England Training Session

After what was a brilliant 2016 for England, the new year might become for more troublesome for Eddie Jones and his undefeated squad. Although Jones had to deal with numerous injuries during the autumn series, England concluded 2016 with 14 consecutive victories. However with Jones having to deal with the fallout of Dylan Hartley’s sending off, and possibly having to make a decision …

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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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