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Who Is England Squad Member 18-Year-Old Marcus Smith?

TEDDINGTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Marcus Smith passes the ball as Jack Maunder tackles during the England training session at the Lensbury Club on August 7, 2017 in Teddington, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s pre-season training squad drew much attention following the inclusion of Manu Tuilagi. The Leicester Tigers man is gone already for disciplinary issues, but there was another surprise name in the squad, one that left many saying: ‘Who’s that?’ This is, of course, 18-year-old fly-half Marcus Smith. The youngster has never featured at a senior club, let alone in an international match, …

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Jonny Wilkinson Identifies How The Lions Can Beat The All Blacks

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 2: Jonny Wilkinson of the Lions kicks during the second test match between New Zealand All Blacks and British and Irish Lions at the Westpac Stadium on July 2, 2005 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

England’s legendary fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has indicated that the Lions’ strength in defence will be imperative in any hope of victory ahead of the highly-anticipated first Test on Saturday morning. Throughout the tour the Lions have been immense in defence and this would have struck fear into the All Blacks. This is clearly shown by the dominant displays that Warren …

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Top 14 Side Lyon Trying To Tempt Jonny Wilkinson Out Of Retirement

England rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson has been enjoying life away from the game since his retirement in 2014 but now, Top 14 side Lyon are reportedly trying to coax the World Cup winner back on a short-term contract. Retiring with a long list of accomplishments that include a World Cup winners medal, two Heineken Cups, four Six Nations titles, two …

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Toulon’s Best XV Of The Mourad Boudjellal Era

Toulon v Saracens - Heineken Cup Final

When it comes to paying outlandish salaries to southern hemisphere stars whose careers are coming toward a close, nobody does it with as much gusto than Toulon. Take Ma’a Nonu for example, a player who dominated in midfield for the All Blacks, but didn’t reach those heights consistently while playing with either the Hurricanes, Blues or Highlanders. This though didn’t put …

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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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The Greatest Lions XV Of The Professional Era

0 Jul 2001: The Lions injured consisting of (l to r) Brian O''Driscoll, Rob Henderson and Jonny Wilkinson watch training in Manly, Sydney, Australia. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Dave Rogers/ALLSPORT

The dawn of the professional era cast much doubt over the sustainability of the infamous British and Irish Lions tours. However, despite much scrutiny and several underwhelming campaigns, the Lions remain one of the novel aspects of a continuously evolving game. “Probably the most powerful brand in world rugby,” according to Sean Fitzpatrick, there is little fear of the Lions …

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Opinion: A Tale Of Two Quade Coopers

Australia’s Quade Cooper polarises opinions in the world of rugby arguably more than any other player, but can the Wallabies’ mercurial fly-half finally prove his worth for his country and cement his place in the starting XV under Michael Cheika? Do a quick search for Quade Cooper highlights and you’ll find very contrasting video showcases: from moments of genius to …

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By Numbers: Newcastle Falcons In The Premiership

Even though Newcastle won the first Premiership title of the professional era, they have since struggled to impose themselves as genuine title contenders in the league having never finished higher than sixth since 1998. We take a look at their statistical history in the Premiership. Team Records Biggest win: A 56 – 10 thrashing of Rotherham back on 9th November …

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The Premiership’s Top Try Scorers XV

Having extensively explored the try-scoring feats of some of the best names in international rugby, we now look at the most prolific try scorers in the Aviva Premiership. Who has scored the most tries at prop? Which scrum-half gets over the line the most? Read on to find out. Note: Totals are based on players within specific positions, not on …

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