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England Legend Heaps Praise On Sexton For That Drop Goal But Berates Ireland For That Performance

England and British and Irish Lions legend Jeremy Guscott has joined the chorus of praise that has rained down on Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton following his last-gasp drop goal heroics in Paris on Saturday. The veteran of three Lions tours, including the 1997 instalment that saw his own late drop goal seal victory and the series against South Africa in 1997, writing …

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The Top Five British And Irish Lions Bolters Of All Time

4 Jun 1997: Will Greenwood of the British Lions takes on a defender during the tour match against Mpumalanga at the Jan van Riebeeck Stadium at Witbank, South Africa. The British Lions won the match 14-64. Mandatory Credit: Alex Livesey /Allsport

The Lions bolter is a famous and commonly used term among the rugby community. It denotes a player whose been selected having come from relative obscurity, with little or no international experience. Managing to be picked in the tour party due to outstanding form for their club, they often make a massive impact on the tour. This has got me thinking, who …

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Just The Stats: The Greatest Lions XV

Having researched the best XVs of all the leading rugby nations, we now move on to looking at the best players for the Lions, based entirely on statistics. Be prepared to be in for a shock as most of the teams are dominated by individuals from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. However, perhaps that shouldn’t be such a surprise, given …

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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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International Rugby: The ‘Drop Kick Kings’ XV

The drop goal is one of the many features of the sport of rugby that are unique to the game. It’s also an incredibly potent weapon for beating sides in attritional matches and we’ve seen a regular occurence of them during world cup tournaments. This writer has put together a side made up of players in each position who have …

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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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Four Of Rugby’s Greatest Ever Centre Partnerships

during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Patrick Perry takes a look at the great partnerships in rugby. The most important partnership in rugby is your centre pairing. No team this millennium has been successful without two world-class centres. Through time the ideal 12 and 13 have changed but what has not changed is the quality of centres the game continues …

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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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