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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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Replacement Named For Manu Tuilagi In 33 Man England Squad

Bath winger Semesa Rokoduguni has been called up to the 33 man training squad that is meeting up on Monday and Tuesday in Brighton to prepare for the Six Nations, as an injured replacement for Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi. Tuilagi withdrew from England’s two day training camp after suffering a knee injury in Tigers’ home match against league title …

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Eddie Jones Unveils 33-Man England Training Squad Ahead Of Six Nations

England Training Session

Eddie Jones has included four uncapped players in his 33-man training squad who will attend a two-day camp in Brighton ahead of the Six Nations. Bath’s Nathan Catt, Sale Sharks’ Josh Beaumont, Mike Williams of the Leicester Tigers and Saracens fly-half Alex Lozowski have all been included in a squad that also contains the returning James Haskell, Maro Itoje, Manu Tuilagi, Jack Nowell and Anthony …

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Could This Be The England Team To Start The Six Nations?

With Eddie Jones announcing his England squad to train for the upcoming Six Nations on Saturday, we put together a side that could face France in the opening round of the tournament on 4th February 2017. 1) Joe Marler With Mako Vunipola likely to be ruled out of some if not all of the Six Nations due to damaged knee …

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5 Potential Candidates To Replace Richard Cockerill At The Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

The pressure appears to be mounting on Richard Cockerill following the Leicester Tigers’ 38-0 drumming at the hands of Munster last weekend. Indeed, citing sources within the club, the Daily Mail even claimed that Saturday’s return fixture could very well decide the future of the Tigers’ Director of Rugby. Although Cockerill has found himself in this position before, the manner …

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Coaching Culture At Leicester Tigers Said To Be “Toxic” As Richard Cockerill Is Set To Be Sacked

Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 - European Rugby Champions Cup

Richard Cockerill’s time in charge of the Leicester Tigers looks to be coming to an end. Despite lying fourth in the Premiership, the Leicester Tigers have struggled for consistency throughout the opening months of the season. Although the Tigers have been unable to field their first choice center partnership of Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua due to injury, Cockerill’s side have …

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Five Things That England Have Learnt From Their Autumn Campaign So Far

With England’s Autumn Internationals campaign about to come to close for another year once more, we take a look at the five main areas that Eddie Jones and his charges will have learnt from their three games so far. 1) England’s defence must still improve The ‘backs-to-the-wall’ resilience of England’s performance against Argentina when down to 14 and at times …

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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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Leicester Tigers Star On The Verge Of Joining Stade Francais

Telusa Veainu

It’s fair to say that the Leicester Tigers have not enjoyed the best start to the season. After adding Matt Toomua and JP Pietersen to his squad last summer, there was a great deal expected of Richard Cockerill’s side this season. However, the Tigers have failed to find any consistency, while injury has robbed them of Toomua and Manu Tuilagi. If that wasn’t …

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