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The London, South And South East England XV

Having named both ‘Northern‘ and ‘Midland‘ teams, we now move on to creating a London, South and South East England XV – made up of players born and/or bred in those parts of the country. 1) Joe Marler Born in Eastbourne, East Sussex and educated at Heathfield Community College in nearby Heathfield, Marler is now one of the leading props …

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Who Can Replace Courtney Lawes In England’s Second Row?

Every injury presents an opportunity but every injury also cuts into the strength and depth of every squad. Fortunately for Eddie Jones and England, the Red Rose have enough depth to cover the loss of a Maro Itoje or a George Kruis, but what about both players? Itoje has been ruled out for the entirety of the November internationals with a broken …

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England Hit With Yet Another Second Row Injury

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Courtney Lawes of Northampton wins the lineout during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs at Franklin's Gardens on September 30, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England have already lost Maro Itoje and George Kruis to injury. Although South Africa maybe at a low ebb at the moment, the one area of the field where they remain a real threat to England is in the second row. Together, both Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager form one of the most formidable partnerships in world rugby. Therefore, supporters were …

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What England’s Latest EPS Squad Tells Us

There were mostly expected names in the most recent 33 man England EPS squad announced today, but a few surprise inclusions as well. Coming in from the cold are Gloucester number eight Ben Morgan and Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood, two players who were previously not included in Eddie Jones’ match day squads despite being regulars for former boss Stuart …

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Eddie Jones Sweats On The Fitness Of Maro Itoje Following Saracens’ Win Over Sacrlets

England have potentially been hit with yet more injury news. England might be without their first choice second row combination ahead of their autumn series against South Africa, Australia, Argentina and Fiji, after Maro Itoje was forced off the field during Saracens’ 44-26 win over the Scarlets. The lock was forced off the field after suffering a hand injury in a ruck …

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Top 5 Contenders To Replace Kruis Ahead Of England Vs South Africa

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: George Kruis of Saracens wins the line out ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Wasps at Allianz Park on October 9, 2016 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Injuries have not been kind to England in the build-up to this November Series, and this trend continued as it was announced on Friday that George Kruis would be having ankle surgery, ruling him out for “a number of weeks” according to his club, Saracens. Mark McCall, Saracens director of rugby, said: “After consultation with George and England we are …

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England Second Row Ruled Out Of Autumn Series

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Eddie Jones has even more injury problems to deal with. Eddie Jones will have to contend with yet another injury set back, after The Guardian this afternoon confirmed that George Kruis will miss the autumn series with an ankle injury. The Saracens lock is due to have surgery on his ankle which will keep him out of action for a …

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Opinion: English Rugby’s Golden Castles Built On Sand

A small group of English clubs are using their financial clout to take a stranglehold on both the Aviva Premiership and the European Champions Cup, but being funded by a number of multi-millionaires and billionaires means their success is not sustainable in the long-term, argues Paul Wassell. Talent-laden Saracens were the talk of the tournament on Saturday as the current …

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Ireland Legend Paul O’Connell Selects His Preferred Lions Lock Pairing

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 19: Paul O'Connell of Ireland in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Canada at the Millennium Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ireland and Lions legend Paul O’Connell has revealed the lock pairing he thinks should start against the All Blacks next year. When asked in an interview with the Daily Mail who should start at lock, O’Connell, who played 108 times for Ireland, went on three Lions tours and played in four World Cups, said: “Itoje. He’s phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. He is the …

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With Anthony Watson And Jack Nowell Injured, Who Should England Pick As Their Wingers Against South Africa

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England’s judo session didn’t go to plan last week. What started out as a novel idea, turned into rumbling club Vs country row following Eddie Jones’ decision to incorporate a judo session into England’s three day training camp last week. In the aftermath of what must have been a full on session, six players picked up knocks, some more serious …

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Andy Goode Column: My England XV To Face The Springboks

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England will face South Africa on November 12. 1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens) 2. Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) 3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) 4. Maro Itoje (Saracens) 5. George Kruis (Saracens) 6. Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) 7. Sam Jones (Wasps) 8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens) 9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) 10. George Ford (Bath) 11. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) 12. Owen Farrell (Saracens) 13. …

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Which Team Will Finally Bring The All Blacks’ Incredible Winning Run To An End?

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Kieran Read and Israel Dagg of New Zealand perform the haka with the team prior to the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

New Zealand’s 41-13 thrashing of South Africa effectively handed them their fourth Rugby Championship in five years and extended their superb unbeaten record to an incredible fourteen games. The win in Christchurch means Steve Hansen’s men are only two games away from equalling South Africa’s 17-match unbeaten streak, the world record for the most unbeaten games in a row by …

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The 11 England Players Who Are Currently Out Injured

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manu Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones might have a few selection headaches ahead of the November internationals. When Richard Cockerill effectively ruled Manu Tuilagi out of England’s upcoming November series against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia, he brought the number of injured internationals up to 11. Although most of the players on the injury list will be available for the autumn series, some …

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English Rugby: Who Would Win In A North Vs South Match?

BARNET, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Owen Farrell of Saracens passes the ball watched by Manu Tuilagi during the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on May 21, 2016 in Barnet, England.

Australian rugby league has its fiercely competitive state of origin series and England cricket recently announced plans to host a north versus south fixture, so wouldn’t it be great if English rugby could devise a similar match to pit the best players in the country against one another? Despite the extreme improbability of the RFU agreeing to the best players in …

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