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The Greatest Lions XV Of The Professional Era

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

The Lions have toured on five occasions since the dawn of professionalism. When rugby turned professional in August 1995, many questioned whether or not touring sides such as the British and Irish Lions had a place in the modern game. However, since the dawn of professionalism, the Lions have toured on five occasions. Nevertheless, while the Lions may have struggled for …

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Dragons Boss On Ashton Hewitt: ‘He Reminds Me Of Jason Robinson’

Newport Gwent Dragons boss Kingsley Jones has compared 22-year-old Dragons winger Ashton Hewitt to former dual code England international Jason Robinson. Hewitt, who was a bright spot in the Dragons’ 27-16 loss to the Cardiff Blues on Monday, scored the Dragons’ only try in what was a very frustrating afternoon for Jones’ charges at the Cardiff Arms Park. Hewitt’s first-half try marked …

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Opinion: Why Elliot Daly Is England’s Best Player In Years

England coach Eddie Jones has been eulogising about his team’s latest winger, Wasps’ Elliot Daly, but beneath the veneer of the Australian’s facetious hyperbole is a genuine excitement about one of the country’s brightest talents. Some players get thrown in at the deep end early on in their careers, individuals like Bath’s Anthony Watson who made his international debut at …

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Watch: Could This 19-Year-Old Be The Next Jason Robinson?

SALFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Paolo Odogwu of Sale Sharks beats Bryan Habana of RC Toulon during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Sale Sharks and RC Toulonon at AJ Bell Stadium on October 21, 2016 in Salford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks was the club where Jason Robinson found his feet in union after switching from league. 16 years on, Sale have found the closest thing to the legendary England back. His name is Paolo Odogwu and he crossed the whitewash against Toulon in the European Champions Cup. See Odogwu’s 25-metre finish below. Sale’s director of rugby Steve Diamond mentored …

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The World’s Five Greatest Rugby League Converts

Since the dawn of professionalism rugby union has embraced a number of players from the other code: rugby league. We take a look at the most successful players to have made the switch. For the purposes of this exercise we have ignored those players who first started out in union before switching to league, particularly players like Scott Gibbs and …

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England’s Greatest XV – Part 2

We continue our study of the best players to have played for England – statistically speaking – by looking at the best young players and the most successful players in terms of victories over the southern hemisphere and the four most powerful nations of Europe. The Young Guns XV This is a team made up of the most successful players …

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England’s Greatest XV – Part 1

England fans will always have their own ideas about the country’s greatest ever players, but we have decided to put together various statistically-based teams to help provide some more concrete evidence to support your claims for your favourites. Let’s begin with the players that have won the most games for their country: The Winners XV. The Winners XV To highlight …

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Road Runners: The Five Greatest Rugby Sidesteppers Of All Time

While the power players like Jonah Lomu, Julian Savea and George North are rightfully revered for their ability to clear bodies from their windscreens, the twinkle-toed quicksteppers that slice through gaps leaving defenders sprawled in yoga poses can be just as thrilling. Here’s a quick guide to the magicians with the finest sidesteps in modern rugby history. _____ Jason Robinson ‘Billy …

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Watch: Ten Of International Rugby’s Greatest Ever Tap Tackles

LONDON - MARCH 6: Jason Robinson of England is tap tackled by Ireland's Peter Stringer during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham on March 6, 2004 in London. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

We all enjoy a crunching tackle as much as beautifully-crafted try, but humble tap tackles so often go unrecognised as moments of superb athleticism, wonderful vision and the greatest weapon in the armoury of last-ditch defence. Let’s look at just ten of the best tap tackles seen on a professional rugby field: 10) Joe Worsley on Vincent Clerc, 2007 Often …

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International Rugby: Some Of The More Unusual Retirement Choices

In recent times former Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter announced he would retire from rugby in order to start up his own whisky business in Los Angeles, while Wasps hooker Edd Shervington has decided to pursue a West End acting and singing career. However, what other unusual retirement plans have players got themselves stuck into? Fran Cotton After a fantastic career …

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The Best Lions XV Of The Professional Era

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

The Lions have toured on five occasions since the dawn of professionalism. When rugby turned professional in August 1995, many questioned whether or not touring sides such as the Lions had a place in the modern game. However, since the dawn of professionalism, the Lions have toured on five occasions. Nevertheless, while the Lions may have struggled for tour success, off …

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Watch: Jason Robinson’s Ten Best Ever Tries

LONDON - MARCH 20: Jason Robinson of England in action during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham on March 20, 2004 in London, England. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Many players have made the jump between codes from league to union, but arguably none have made more of an impact than the wizard that is Jason Robinson. With blistering speed, power and pace the 51 times capped England international left many a despaired opponent in his wake. Through his super human side-stepping and intuition, ‘Billy-Whizz’, as he was nicknamed, …

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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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Watch: Ten Of England’s Greatest Tries

Every England fan has their favourite scores from years gone by, but here are ten of the most memorable from the men in white:   Prince Obolensky destroys New Zealand England’s naturalised Russian prince, known to fans as ‘The Flying Prince’ is famously remembered for scoring two tries on his debut against the All Blacks on 4th January 1936. You …

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English Rugby’s All-Time Greatest XV

Paul Wassell picks English rugby’s all-time greatest XV. Imagine if H G Wells, Robert Zemeckis and Russell T Davies were colossal rugby fans and met up in a pub beyond the constraints of space and time to concoct a story involving time travel and a brave protagonist bringing together English rugby’s greatest ever players to form the ultimate red rose …

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England’s Greatest Full-Backs

LONDON - MARCH 20: Jason Robinson of England in action during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham on March 20, 2004 in London, England. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Mike Brown is the current incumbent of England’s 15 shirt, but he has followed in the footsteps of some pretty impressive players. Back in the 1970s, Dusty Hare (now working as Northampton Saints’ Recruitment and Development Manager) and Alastair Hignell – a former BBC journalist – battled it out to be England’s last line of defence, before Jonathan Webb established …

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