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An Alternative Uncapped England Backline For Eddie Jones To Consider

Following the Argentina tour and the relative success of England u-20s in Georgia it seems youth could play an increasingly important part to Eddie Jones regime. This could mean we see the blooding of a number of new names when the autumn internationals roll around. ______ 9. Ben Spencer (Saracens) The Saracens scrum-half has for a long time now been …

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Why Flying Finn Russell Deserves His Lions Ticket

On Saturday evening Scotland made history, and the Lions’ latest tourist Finn Russell was right in the midst of it. The Scots have jetted Down Under just twelve times since 1970, and on nine of those occasions the hosts have won. Before Saturday’s game Scotland had won just two matches in Australia; once in 1982 and another back in 2012. …

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Aviva Premiership: Race for the Top Four Gathers Pace

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Brad Barritt, the Saracens captain, raises the Aviva Premiership trophy after their victory during the Aviva Premiership final match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on May 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s Premiership has been rumbling on these last few weeks whilst people’s attention has been drawn to the international arena, it has got awful tight in the top half. Five teams look to be vying for a spot in May’s play-offs and a shot at lifting the trophy at the home of rugby. Wasps currently sit pretty, six points clear …

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Ireland’s Six Nations Campaign: A Tale Of Two Out-Halves

Johnny Sexton Paddy Jackson Ireland

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has some tough decisions to make over the remaining Six Nations games as Leinster’s Johnny Sexton returns to the fold for international selection.  Sexton has been Ireland’s star player for the best part of the last five years, but now there is a new kid on the block, Ulster’s Paddy Jackson. Sexton and Jackson are …

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Shane Geraghty Makes Switch To Premiership Club

READING, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Shane Geraghty of London Irish gives instructions during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Leicester Tigers at Madejski Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Shane Geraghty is on the move. In sport, relegation often means that you will lose some of your better players to bigger sides. London Irish finished bottom of the Premiership last season. While they are finding things relatively easy as they look to bounce straight back up, the draw of the top tier is certainly something with which they need …

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Owen Farrell v George Ford: What If England Had To Choose Between The Two Fly-Halves?

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Owen Farrell (L) looks on with team mate George Ford during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 25, 2014 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England under Eddie Jones have so far tended to operate with George Ford at fly-half, and Owen Farrell moved to inside-centre. But is this a stop-gap measure or a long-term solution to England’s vexing and seemingly perennial midfield problem? Although it is very plausible that these two close friends, who had great success in junior rugby playing alongside each other, …

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Opinion: Why Jonathan Sexton Must Travel On The Lions Tour

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Jonathan Sexton of the Lions celebrates scoring a try during the match between the Waratahs and the British & Irish Lions at Allianz Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Warren Gatland’s coronation as head coach of the British and Irish Lions last week has sparked great deal of debate. Who will travel to New Zealand, and who will miss the cut? One of the positions causing the most debate is out-half. Should Dan Biggar lead the line? What about Owen Farrell or George Ford? There is little talk about …

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BREAKING: Andy Goode Has Just Signed A New Contract

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Andy Goode, the Newcastle Falcons flyhalf, celebrates their victory at the final whistle during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints at Kingston Park on February 21, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Here at Pundit Arena, Andy Goode is our favourite rugby player, and we’re not ashamed to admit it. Having skipped preseason last year, he came back to rugby for what we thought was one final season with the Newcastle Falcons, and didn’t do too badly! Although the general rugby public lamented that we had seen the last of him after his second …

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Harlequins Announce Signature Of Scotland International Ruaridh Jackson

Harlequins LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: A general view prior to kick off at the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Saracens at Twickenham Stoop on September 12, 2014 in London, England (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Premiership side Harlequins have announced that Scotland international pout-half Ruaridh Jackson will be moving to the London club next season. The 28 year-old, capped 28 times for Scotland, has played with Wasps for the last two seasons. Speaking on the Harlequins website, he spoke of his excitement at the news. “I’m extremely excited to be starting a new challenge with …

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Munster Rue Their Achilles Heel At Number Ten

As Johnny Sexton panted after the game – Leinster vs Munster is both sides’ biggest game of the year, even bigger than the overall scheme of the Pro12 Championship. Not too many would disagree with the oft grumbling pivot.  Such titanic battles, even on down years continue to be the benchmark to judge players and progression by.  This becomes all the …

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Andy Goode Set For Final Game Of His Rugby Career Tomorrow

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Andy Goode, the Newcastle Falcons flyhalf, celebrates their victory at the final whistle during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints at Kingston Park on February 21, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Say it ain’t so! Andy Goode is retiring from professional rugby this weekend, and this time around, he is going to stay retired. The English fly-half is one of our favourite rugby players here at Pundit Arena, but unfortunately, when Newcastle Falcons host his former side Wasps tomorrow afternoon, he will take to the field for the final time. Speaking …

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