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Is Maro Itoje England’s Answer To Ireland Legend Paul O’Connell?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: England player Maro Itoje races past Alex Cuthbert of Wales to set up the first England try during the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

In what has been another enthralling weekend of Six Nations rugby, many of the questions have now been answered. England are the 2016 champions, Italy are the wooden spooners, France are a still a shadow of their former selves and Ireland can score tries after all. Grabbing the early headlines, Ireland demolished Italy in Saturday’s early game, running in nine …

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Four Reasons Why England Can Win The World Cup In 2019

during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England.

England have just won their 25th Triple Crown under Eddie Jones in his first Six Nations campaign. The pragmatic coach has guided his hard-working, relentless and determined team to this honour and they could even wrap up the tournament in Paris next weekend. This squad seems to have a work ethic that no northern hemisphere team can match, hence why they …

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Forget Ford, All Eyes Should Be On England’s Owen Farrell Against Wales

during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on March 10, 2016 in Bagshot, England.

Everyone from the media to coaches to fans has spoken about George Ford’s diminutive stature, but the real focus should be on England’s makeshift 12, Owen Farrell. For only the sixth time in their international careers, Ford and Farrell will line up at 10 and 12 together, having already faced Samoa, Uruguay, Scotland, Italy and Ireland together. However, the ferocious …

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Positive Injury News For England Coach Eddie Jones

BATH, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, looks on during the England training session held at the University of Bath on March 1, 2016 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones will be in high spirits after learning about his latest injury comeback. Centre and fly-half Henry Slade has returned to full training and has now become available for selection for Exeter. Before his leg break on the 5th of December 2015, many touted Slade as England’s answer at inside centre, but his injury meant Owen Farrell would have …

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Leicester’s Ed Slater May Have Suffered The Strangest Injury Ever

during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons at Welford Road on December 26, 2015 in Leicester, England.

Warning: this article is not for the faint-hearted. Ed Slater is known for his line-out work and his consistent performances for Leicester Tigers, who he captains. However, what the Australian-born man isn’t known for is his perfect bagel cutting skills simply because he does not have them. Slater contracted this nasty, deep laceration to his hand after struggling in his fight …

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Eddie Jones on Maro Itoje – ‘I Want Him To Be A 60-Test Player’

England coach Eddie Jones has said that he wants 21-year-old Saracens second-rower Maro Itoje to be a 60-test player for England in the future and that in order for him to gain selection in the national team the Camden native needs to be given more time to develop. Speaking ahead of England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland on Saturday, Jones said that …

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Who Will Eddie Jones Pick Ahead Of The 6 Nations?

The flamboyant Eddie Jones has picked his EPS squad and there’s no way back for him now. His squad drew minor criticism from the English fans but generally, it’s a nice blend of youth and experience, while it can not be doubted that there is talent within the England squad. Under Lancaster’s reign, selection was too varied and the wrong choices …

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Australia World Cup Prop Pens Deal With Exeter

Australia prop Greg Holmes has signed a two-year contract with Premiership club Exeter Chiefs. The 32-year-old will make the move to Exeter from Super Rugby’s Queensland Reds at the beginning of next season. With 132 appearances under his belt for the Suncorp Stadium side as well as 24 caps for Australia, the tight-head prop certainly has the experience to help …

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Bristol To Tempt Ireland & Leinster Man With Mammoth Wage Packet

Ian Madigan may be the latest Ireland-based player to be tempted by a move away from the Emerald Isle, with it being reported on Tuesday morning that English club Bristol are readying a €500,000-a-year deal for the Leinster man.  According to the Irish Independent, the English Championship club, along with Harlequins, are interested in luring Madigan across the Irish Sea. The …

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