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Eddie Jones: Tom Wood “Highly Unlikely” To Make England Tour

England’s 50-cap flanker Tom Wood is unlikely to make his country’s tour to Argentina after being sent off for stamping in Northampton Saints’ Champions Cup play-off game against Stade Francais, according to coach Eddie Jones. The Australian feels Wood will not make the tour following his act of indiscipline during Friday night’s close-fought match (via ESPN): “He had an error …

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England Suffer Significant Injury Blow Before Summer Tour

England coach Eddie Jones will be without one of his major players when the men in white tour Argentina in the summer. Harlequins have today confirmed back rower Jack Clifford will undergo surgery on his shoulder to repair a reoccurring injury sustained earlier this season. The club also said Clifford would be ruled out of the summer tour and he …

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England’s World Cup Squad Starts To Take Shape

As the second Six Nations in the latest World Cup cycle draws to a close this weekend, England’s plans for the next edition of the tournament in 2019 are moving up a gear – with almost as many as two thirds of the 31 man squad looking near certain to be selected for the competition in two years’ time. Barring …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick For Scotland

After a disappointing and frankly bizarre match against Italy, England coach Eddie Jones may look to make changes to his team to face a resurgent and impressive Scotland outfit. With England’s inability to deal with the Azzurri’s ‘non-engagement’ ploy, the first half was disjointed in terms of attacking play, but at the same time the men in white were dominated …

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England Player Ratings V Italy

In a rather bizarre game dominated by interpretations of the law rather than the performance itself, England struggled to build any momentum in the first half before producing a far more impressive effort in the last 30 minutes. Here we rate the entire 23 from one to ten: ________ 1) Joe Marler Early penalty conceded at the scrum after pressure …

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Six England ‘New Cap’ XVs For Every Era Since 1997

Every England coach brings in their own players and caps youngsters for the first time, but by compiling teams made up entirely of new caps under each successive coach, we are able to see why some of them succeeded and why some simply failed. Each side here tells a story of English rugby through the years. Clive Woodward New Caps …

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Four England XVs Highlighting The Country’s Depth Of Talent

Eddie Jones’ England are now on an unprecedented run of victories for the country, and part of that run of unparalleled form has been down to the depth of talent the head coach can choose from. Even with regulars like Billy and Mako Vunipola, Chris Robshaw and George Kruis out of the team, the side has still defeated both France …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Face Italy

With England looking more like their old selves against bitter rivals Wales in a ferociously intimidating Principality Stadium in Cardiff after a lacklustre effort against the French, coach Eddie Jones is in an excellent position to test out some new faces and fresh combinations when facing a below par Italy on 26th February. But although Jones has said he will …

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Tom Wood Cleared To Play Against Wales But Could Still Face Axing

Northampton and England flanker Tom Wood has been cleared to play against Wales on Saturday after overcoming a shoulder injury in the wake of England’s 19-16 win over France last weekend. Wood played the full 80 minutes against the French but was seen leaving Twickenham with his arm in a sling, which raised concerns over his availability for England’s second round trip …

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An Alternative England XV To Face Wales On Saturday

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: England players line up for the national anthem prior to the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on February 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

After a hard-fought 19-16 victory over France at Twickenham on the opening weekend of this year’s Six Nations, England face a Wales team smirking from their 33-7 win over Italy at the Millennium Stadium this weekend.  Here Angus Cross picks his alternative England XV to face the Welsh on Saturday. ________ 1. Joe Marler After miraculously recovering from a broken leg, …

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Does England Selection Favour Certain Clubs?

Does being at one club make you more likely to represent England than another? We take a look at the players who have been capped since the beginning of Stuart Lancaster’s time in charge and see if there are any correlations between capped players and the clubs they play at. This writer recently wrote a piece where it was suggested …

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The Likely Candidates To Succeed Dylan Hartley As England Captain

Eddie Jones has recently bemoaned the lack of captaincy options available to him as England enter into their second Six Nations campaign under the Australian head coach, so we take a look at the potential future captains of the England team. England coach Jones said in a recent interview (via The Mirror): “How many potential captains do we have in …

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What Eddie Jones’ Latest England Squad Tells Us

With the latest edition of the Six Nations tournament quickly looming on the horizon, England coach Eddie Jones has today named his 34-man squad to take on the best Europe has to offer and try to retain their Championship title from last year. Although we never expect to see wholesale changes in Jones’ squads, and indeed the Australian is limited …

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