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England Receive Huge Injury Boost As Ireland Six Nations Opener Looms

Billy Vunipola England Injury Joe Launchbury

England have received a big injury boost ahead of their 2019 Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 2nd.  Saracens’ Billy Vunipola looks set to play for his club this weekend in the Gallagher Premiership. Vunipola has been absent since he fractured his arm while playing for Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup against the …

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England Player Ratings V Argentina

Eddie Jones’ young England side made history by claiming a series victory in Argentina, where the hosts are known for their hostile reception.    In a match featuring end-to-end attacking rugby, we rate the entire 23 out of ten. 1) Ellis Genge A solid enough effort at scrum time and around the park, but was rather shown up by the …

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Why You Must Watch England V Barbarians

Eddie Jones’ young England side take on the world famous Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday, but despite it being a non-cap affair this match could well prove pivotal to the country’s rugby future. The end-of-season matches between the men in white and the invitational Baa Baas can often be viewed as a bit of a damp squib before the Test squad …

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“I’d Like To Think I Didn’t Mope” – Joe Launchbury Reveals More About His Lions Disappointment

England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury was probably the most high profile and surprising omission from Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions squad when it was announced last month. The towering second row was one of the standout players of  England’s successful Six Nations campaign this spring and the assumption was that he would have been one of the first …

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Joe Launchbury’s Reaction To Missing The Lions Tour Sums Up The Man

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Joe Launchbury of Wasps in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Northampton Saints at Adams Park on September 14, 2014 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The dust has settled on Warren Gatland’s Lions squad announcement last week, but there are still grievances amongst fans over the selection. Perhaps the most surprising exclusion from the squad was that of Joe Launchbury. The England international lock was, for many, the standout player of the Six Nations, but was deemed surplus to requirements. That left Wasps with just …

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Five Things Eddie Jones’ England Squad Tells Us

Wow. That is the best word to describe Eddie Jones’ unorthodox squad selected to tour Argentina this summer. No one expected the Australian to select fifteen – yes, fifteen – uncapped players in his 31-man squad, but Jones really has torn up the England selection rulebook this time around. 16 of the country’s finest players are joining up with the …

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England Fans Go In Hard On Ireland Lion Following Launchbury Omission

  Warren Gatland revealed his British and Irish Lions squad for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand on Wednesday and despite extending his squad from 37 to 41 players, there were still those who narrowly missed out. Despite being mooted earlier in the week, the revelation that England’s Joe Launchbury was not among the 41 names called out, has caused …

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The Likely England XV To Take On Argentina

Now that the dust has settled on today’s Lions squad announcement, Eddie Jones and his England coaching panel can start to work out which players they will take on their two-Test tour of Argentina this summer. Previously, Jones has spoken of not resting big name players until the autumn, so it is very likely he will take all his major …

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Wasps Less Than Impressed With Joe Launchbury’s Omission From Lions Squad

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Joe Launchbury of England looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Today’s Lions squad announcement left many disappointed. While Warren Gatland and his coaching teams made some controversial decisions, perhaps the most divisive omission was that of Joe Launchbury. The towering lock has been one of the most solid performers in the position over the past number of years. Launchbury was one of the few positives from a catastrophic 2015 World …

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The Lions Outcast XV

With Warren Gatland today naming his Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer, there were of course many, many big name players who have not made the cut. We put together a XV made up of those players who missed out on selection this time around. 1) Rob Evans There is a tremendous amount of talent in the Lions …

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