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Striking A Balance: England’s New Generation Of Hookers

The wonderful ball-handling skills of the likes of new caps Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jamie George have won over fans and pundits alike in both the Aviva Premiership and now on the international stage, but even younger tyros like Harry Thacker and Jack Walker are beginning to make an impression. Yet so often England have turned their backs on fluidity in …

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Eddie Jones’ England Could Decimate Australia this summer

France v England - RBS Six Nations

Eddie Jones takes his England side to his homeland with every intention of shredding the Wallabies Summer rugby tours are a real treat for fans in the northern hemisphere. Domestic and European leagues are reaching their ever climactic conclusions and fans normally face a summer without their rugby heroes to cheer on. This year however, fans are spoiled for choice. …

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Ireland Half-Back Legends Honoured By Their Peers

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 10: Ronan O'Gara of Ireland looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at Aviva Stadium on March 10, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Irish rugby’s greatest ever pairing continue to receive accolades as they approach 40. Since the advent of the professional era, Irish rugby has been on an upward trajectory. With the establishment of the provincial model a golden generation of rugby quickly followed and saw Irish clubs win five European (Heineken) Cups between 2006 and 2012. The national squad also enjoyed …

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The Five Secrets Behind Eddie Jones’ England Six Nations Success

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Eddie Jones, head coach of England looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Many England fans had high hopes when experienced ‘super coach’ Eddie Jones was appointed to the post of England head coach back in November, but few genuinely believed he would lead England to a first Grand Slam in 13 years. So how did Jones do it? _____ 5. Emphasis On The Players Although Jones quickly appointed Steve Borthwick and Paul …

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Owen Farrell Warns Rivals That England Are Only Going To Get Better

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Owen Farrell of England celebrates victory on the final whistle during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Last week, England captured their first Grand Slam title since 2003. The Red Rose, under the stewardship of Eddie Jones, were immense throughout the Six Nations, and were full value for their win. Saracens out-half Owen Farrell was playing in the midfield for the most part throughout the tournament, and his rise in form was indicative of the whole team. …

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Brian Moore Highlights Stuart Lancaster’s Role In England’s Grand Slam Triumph

France v England - RBS Six Nations

Brian Moore paid tribute to Stuart Lancaster for identifying many of England’s key players. Although Stuart Lancaster’s tenure as England coach came to an unfortunate end, he nonetheless remains popular in English rugby circles. Indeed, even his most ardent critics would concede that Lancaster did a great deal for rugby at grass roots, and perhaps his skills are better suited to …

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England: Grand Slam Has To Be Just The Start

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

Today could potentially be a historic day for English rugby as the Eddie Jones’ England side look for the country’s first grand slam since 2003, but whilst an important step forward, it should only be just the start. Any victory in Paris is in itself impressive. Wales won there last year and Ireland in 2014, but the last time England …

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Exclusive: Jason Robinson Tells Us How Eddie Jones Has Improved England

Jason Robinson identifies what Eddie Jones has brought to England. Given where England found themselves in the immediate aftermath of the World Cup, few could point to anyone other than Eddie Jones as being the catalyst for their Six Nations triumph. Although he has often courted controversy, Jones has brought a resolve and a determination to England that had been …

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Why The England Rugby Team Should Embrace The Hate

England at Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

Everybody hates bad winners. Anyone who has ever played some type of competitive sport as a kid has experienced both the joys of victory and the agony of defeat. When we win there’s no greater feeling in the world and when we lose it can be unbelievably crushing. In victory, we’re thought to be gracious, humble and complementary towards our opponents while in …

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Guy Noves Names Strong France Side For England Showdown

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Guilhem Guirado, captain of France and head coach Guy Noves pose with the trophy during the RBS Six Nations launch at The Hurlingham Club on January 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones’ England side travel to Paris on Saturday looking to secure their first Grand Slam title since 2003. It is a big ask to get a win against France in Paris, but the Red Rose have learned from past mistakes, and will not count their chickens before they hatch. Les Bleus have ran out of steam in this tournament, and …

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Eddie Jones Names Team For Grand Slam Decider

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England will be looking to claim their first Grand Slam since 2003. Although much was expected of England under Eddie Jones, few anticipated the Australian coach winning the Six Nations Championship in his debut season, never mind the Grand Slam. Indeed, given that many fans were underwhelmed by the team Jones selected to play Scotland, this weekend’s opportunity against France comes as an …

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