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Opinion: Why Is No One Calling For Steffon Armitage To Return As England’s Openside?

Steffon Armitage would surely have received a call-up to Eddie Jones’ squad had he moved back to England in the summer. However, given the crisis at openside ahead of the Autumn internationals, why aren’t people calling for his selection as an “exceptional circumstance”? It’s summer 2015. A World Cup is about to be played on home soil and you have been drawn …

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Manu Tuilagi Set For Early Return For England

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manu Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Manu Tuilagi was expected to miss much of England’s autumn series. When Richard Cockerill updated the media on Manu Tulaigi’s latest groin injury last month, England fans almost accepted the centre would miss out on yet another international series. However the Leicester Tigers player could yet feature this autumn, after the Daily Mail last night reported that Tuilagi could be fit …

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Owen Williams Vows: Best Is Yet To Come From Leicester This Season

Leicester fly-half Owen Williams believes his side have enough quality in their backline “to put teams to the sword” ahead of the Tigers’ game with one-win Worcester at Welford Road later this afternoon. Leicester currently sit in fourth place on the Premiership table with three wins and two losses so far this season and while the Tigers know that last weekend’s loss to Sale …

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Opinion: This Is England, Eddie Jones

Everything seemed to be going so well for Eddie Jones and his England team, before the same old problems that have blighted English rugby for so long began to rear their ugly heads once more. The Red Rose has had plenty of new dawns in the last 13 years since the glorious times of 2003, but the golden aura that …

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Opinion: Manu Tuilagi’s Latest Injury Is A Significant Concern For England As Well

Manu Tuilagi, the Leicester Tigers and England centre, will almost certainly play no part in this year’s final four internationals. But given the team’s recent success, do England need the midfield bruiser? The answer: Yes, absolutely. After Leicester’s win against Bath, Tuilagi was ruled out for six to eight weeks by Richard Cockerill due to recurring difficulties with his groin …

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Aviva Premiership Round 4: Top 5 Conclusions From The Weekend’s Action

We’re now four rounds into the new Aviva Premiership season and the league standings are starting to take shape. Here are five key conclusions we can draw from the weekend’s club rugby action in England. – 1. Wasps worthy leaders Wasps’ spot at the apex of the Aviva Premiership is thoroughly deserved after two superb wins in the East Midlands against …

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The 11 England Players Who Are Currently Out Injured

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manu Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones might have a few selection headaches ahead of the November internationals. When Richard Cockerill effectively ruled Manu Tuilagi out of England’s upcoming November series against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia, he brought the number of injured internationals up to 11. Although most of the players on the injury list will be available for the autumn series, some …

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Richard Cockerill Offers Devastating Manu Tuilagi Injury Update

Gloucester Rugby v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

After missing the best part of two seasons through injury, the 2016/17 campaign was supposed to signal the return of Manu Tuilagi. However, despite featuring in the Leicester Tiger’s opening day victory over Gloucester, the big centre suffered yet another groin injury. At the time it was believed that the injury would only keep Tuilagi on the sidelines for a short few weeks. …

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English Rugby: Who Would Win In A North Vs South Match?

BARNET, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Owen Farrell of Saracens passes the ball watched by Manu Tuilagi during the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on May 21, 2016 in Barnet, England.

Australian rugby league has its fiercely competitive state of origin series and England cricket recently announced plans to host a north versus south fixture, so wouldn’t it be great if English rugby could devise a similar match to pit the best players in the country against one another? Despite the extreme improbability of the RFU agreeing to the best players in …

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England’s 15 Most Likely Lions

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Maro Itoje of England scrummages during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England are arguably now the best they’ve been since the 2007 Rugby World Cup. After their disappearance at the World Cup last year, the forwards are again terrorising their opposite numbers while Eddie Jones also has pace and creativity amongst his back line. Elsewhere, the Ford-Farrell axis creates the space for the lightning-quick Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph. With the Lions …

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Leicester Tigers’ Manu Tuilagi Set For More Time On The Sidelines

during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England.

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi is set for a further spell on the sidelines after Tigers coach Richard Cockerill ruled the England international out of Leicester’s upcoming trip to Newcastle this weekend. The Tigers will play the Falcons at Kingston Park on Sunday but they will be without Tuilagi for the second straight week as the barnstorming centre remains sidelined …

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George Ford Rumoured To Be Joining Premiership Rivals

Bath Rugby v London Welsh - Aviva Premiership

George Ford could leave Bath at the end of the season. When Bruce Craig took the decision to sack Mike Ford toward the end of last season, rumours surrounding the future of George circulated freely. The Bath Chronicle fuelled such speculation, stating that George Ford had signed a new contract last December on the understanding that his father would remain in …

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An England XV Made Up Of Players Born Abroad

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Dylan Hartley of England sings the national anthem prior to the Old Mutual Wealth Cup match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on May 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

England’s depth of players has never been in doubt. The population, the love of rugby and the funding pumped in outweighs other rugby-playing countries. Following many Under-20 World Cup wins, England claim to have the best youth system in the world, which it may be, but with help from abroad. However, as we know in international rugby, not everyone is as …

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Andy Goode Column: My British And Irish Lions Starting XV

When the Lions tour New Zealand next summer, they will need power and mobility to overcome the mighty All Blacks. That’s why I have gone with Iain Henderson in the second row alongside Maro Itoje, and Taulupe Faletau at six to offer extra dynamism in the backrow. My team also includes four south sea islanders, who will love nothing more than to …

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Andy Goode Column: Richard Cockerill Will Only Come Under Pressure If The Tigers Don’t Qualify For The Premiership Semi Finals

Wasps v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Although Saracens have replaced the Leicester Tigers as the Premiership’s dominant side, make no mistake about it, my old team remain box office and will maintain their place among England’s elite clubs in the future. Richard Cockerill has assembled a squad filled with attacking intent, and with Aaron Mauger now calling the shots as head coach, the Tigers are playing …

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