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Testing Out Depth: Three England XVs For 2017

England coach Eddie Jones faces some tough selection challenges in 2017, with increasing depth in nearly all positions and a Lions tour that will see the Australian lose a number of his first choice players. In an interview with former England coach Clive Woodward, Eddie Jones explained his plans for 2017 and how he intends to deal with the issue …

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Could This Be The England Team To Start The Six Nations?

With Eddie Jones announcing his England squad to train for the upcoming Six Nations on Saturday, we put together a side that could face France in the opening round of the tournament on 4th February 2017. 1) Joe Marler With Mako Vunipola likely to be ruled out of some if not all of the Six Nations due to damaged knee …

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Do ‘Weakened’ Teams Damage The European Champions Cup?

With Northampton Saints facing the possibility of an EPCR investigation into the team they fielded against Leinster on Saturday evening, the issue of selecting perceived ‘weaker’ sides in Champions Cup fixtures has reared its head again, but is it right that teams should be forced to select their ‘best’ players? On the one hand for many outfits in the Champions …

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Statistically Speaking This Is The Best Lions XV Available To Warren Gatland Right Now

The guys over at rugby.net have for some time now, compiled lists detailing the best players in the world. Using mathematically generated data, they claim to objectively rate players from each of rugby’s elite competitions. Using their Rugby Net Rating Engine, thy interoperate an array of statistics, give them a weighting according to the competitions in which they were recorded and publish them …

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England Playing Ratings V Australia – In Depth

With England’s final victory of 2016 proving to be a classic game of two halves, we rate each of the players for their first and second half performances. 1) Mako Vunipola First half: Not given the chance to show off his running game in the first half, but solid at the scrum and powerful in defence. 6 Second half: Vunipola …

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All Blacks vs England: A Player vs Player Match-Up

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With the news that the All Blacks and England will avoid each other again in 2017, the arguments over which side is the dominant force in world rugby will only intensify. One way to decide could be if we took each side at their peak in 2016 – the All Blacks side which walloped South Africa 57-15 and the England …

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Eddie Jones Names England’s Starting XV For Test Against Australia

England Training Session

England will be hoping to record four consecutive victories over Australia. When England take to the field against Australia this Saturday, they will be playing for the opportunity to inflict four consecutive defeats on the Wallabies in six months and finish 2016 as international rugby’s only unbeaten side. Although much of the build up has once again centred around jibes directed toward …

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England’s Likely Team To Face Australia

With England having recently announced a 25 man squad for Saturday’s final autumn test against Australia, we take a look at the side that Eddie Jones is likely to select for his team’s final challenge of 2016. 1) Mako Vunipola Although Joe Marler is making a significant impact off the bench in terms of the set piece, he is likely …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Play Australia

What team should Eddie Jones pick when England face their final test of the autumn with a mighty match against the Australians at Twickenham? We put together our chosen 23. 1) Mako Vunipola Although Joe Marler is really starting to the push the Saracens prop for the number one shirt with impressive set piece performances from the bench, Vunipola brings …

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England Player Ratings V Argentina

In a game completely altered by one bizarre and silly mistake by centre-turned-winger Elliot Daly, England showed wonderful grit and resolve to grind out a win against a tired but determined Argentina team. We rate the players from 1 to 23: 1) Mako Vunipola In the early stages of the game he once again combined well with his brother Billy …

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Eddie Jones Names England Team To Face Argentina

England Training Session

Although Eddie Jones might have been tempted to experiment further with the depth of talent at his disposal against Argentina this weekend, the England coach has selected what could arguably be described as his best available XV. As expected, the front row remains unchanged with Mako Vunipola and Dan Cole playing either side of captain Dylan Hartley. George Kruis returns to the …

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England’s Likely Team To Face Argentina

With Eddie Jones this evening naming a 24-man squad to take on the Pumas in the third game of the autumn internationals, we’ve put together the likely starting lineup and bench to take on one of the world’s best and most consistent sides. The front row is likely to stay the same, but there will definitely be a change in …

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England Name 24-Man Squad To Face Argentina

England coach Eddie Jones has made some significant changes to his squad to face Argentina at Twickenham this coming weekend. A notable absentee is last week’s fullback Alex Goode, who will drop out of the squad entirely. Regular fullback Mike Brown is retained. Tom Wood and Jonny May have also returned to the squad after not featuring in last week’s …

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The Left Out Of The England Squad XV

Eddie Jones has been forced to look at alternatives after a number of players suffered injuries. The forward pack Eddie Jones has selected to play against South Africa feels very much like the unit that embarked on the 2015 World Cup campaign. After being described as being “distinctly average” by Jones, Northamton’s Tom Wood has come back into the side, …

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Eddie Jones Unveils 34 Man England Squad To Face South Africa

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England will take on an out of sorts South Africa next weekend. Despite incurring a number of injuries in recent weeks, England will be expected to beat South Africa next Saturday, after the Springboks just about managed to secure a draw with the Barbarians yesterday. Nevertheless, all eyes will be on Eddie Jones, as this will be the first time …

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