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Manu Tuilagi Sidelined Again Following Yet Another Injury

England and Leicester Tigers star Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of action again following confirmation of yet another injury. The dynamic and powerful centre only returned to action during the preseason following a serious knee injury suffered last January and was looking to push his way back into the England squad for the Autumn Test series. Now, however, it has …

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“I Would Be Very Surprised If It Had Further Ramifications.” – Matt O’Connor

Manu Tuilagi is currently training with his club mates in Leicester as the Tigers continue their preparations ahead of the new Premiership season. Matt O’Conner’s side are up against Bath at Welford Road as they look to kick-off their campaign with a win.  For Tuilagi, he has the England incident hanging over him. The 26-year-old and his international colleague, Denny Solomona, …

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Manu Tuilagi And Denny Solomona Sent Home From Training Camp Due To ‘Team Culture Issues’

News has broken this Monday morning that Denny Solomona and Manu Tuilagi have both been sent home from England training camp due to apparent disciplinary reasons.  A very brief statement from the RFU states that both players have been sent home due to ‘team culture issues’. This coming after glowing comments from Eddie Jones on Manu Tuilagi the other day… …

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All Black Fan Pokes Fun At Lions, Sells ‘Rare’ Try In Online Auction

As Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland’s sniping ramps up tension before the first Test, a cheeky All Blacks fan has provided a bit of light-hearted relief by auctioning off a ‘rare’ Lions try online. The ‘try for sale’, which was listed in the ‘antiques and collectibles’ category of the Trade Me auction site, took aim at the conservative so-called ‘Warrenball’ …

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Could Manu Tuilagi End Up Becoming England’s Forgotten Man?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Manu Tuilagi of England smiles after the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi has been dogged by injury for well over a year and has only earned one appearance for England since Eddie Jones took over from Stuart Lancaster. It looks as though the place of a physical centre has been filled in Jones’ squad by Australian-born Worcester centre Ben Te’o. The 25-year-old is a hugely influential presence …

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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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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 Already Injured Six Nations XV

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Billy Vunipola of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Since the dawn of professionalism, rugby has become an increasingly attritional game. Players are now bigger, quicker and stronger than ever before, which in turn has led to greater and more dangerous collisions. In a study commissioned by the LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) and FFR (Fédération Française de Rugby) cataloguing all of the injuries suffered by Top 14 players between …

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Six Nations Team-By-Team Previews: Second Place – England

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Eddie Jones the England head coach watches over his team's warm up prior to kickoff during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

13 from 13: England’s 2016 was perfect. The men in white beat each of the sides ranked third through tenth in the world. It would fair to say they can be considered very serious contenders for this year’s title, and for many a World Cup. England’s grand slam was considered a great achievement, but against a struggling northern hemisphere, few …

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Opinion: Where Has It All Gone Wrong At Leicester Tigers?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: A Leicester Tigers supporter waves a flag during the Anglo-Welsh Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints at Welford Road Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

This season we have seen a further decline in the quality of rugby played by one of English rugby’s behemoth teams, Leicester Tigers. It begs the question, what has gone wrong? From 2004 to 2013 the Leicester Tigers featured in a record nine consecutive Premiership finals. This run epitomised a domination of English rugby that can not be truly appreciated without …

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RFU To Push For Five-Year Residency Rule

England’s governing body, the RFU, are to push for the existing global residency rule to be extended from three years to five, meaning players not born in or with parentage from their adopted country must live in that nation for at least five years to qualify. According to The Telegraph, the RFU’s chief executive is keen to see a change …

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Where Does Aaron Cruden Sit On The List Of Rugby’s Highest Earners?

Super Rugby Rd 3 - Chiefs v Highlanders

Very few observers were shocked to learn that Aaron Cruden had taken the decision to leave New Zealand and join Montpellier on a three-year deal. After falling behind Beauden Barrett in the All Blacks’ pecking order, Cruden’s departure had been expected. Indeed, last December French rugby site, Rugby 365, had even reported that Montpellier had secured the services of the 47 …

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Testing Out Depth: Three England XVs For 2017

England coach Eddie Jones faces some tough selection challenges in 2017, with increasing depth in nearly all positions and a Lions tour that will see the Australian lose a number of his first choice players. In an interview with former England coach Clive Woodward, Eddie Jones explained his plans for 2017 and how he intends to deal with the issue …

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