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5 Established Stars At Risk Of Missing Out On Lions Selection

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

Time is running out for a number of players to force their way into Lions reckoning. As interesting as it maybe, selecting a Lions squad so far in advance of the tour kicking off is pure folly. However, with limited international game time now available, players can certainly rule themselves out of the reckoning this early in the season. Although a …

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Eddie Jones Unveils 34 Man England Squad To Face South Africa

England Media Access

England will take on an out of sorts South Africa next weekend. Despite incurring a number of injuries in recent weeks, England will be expected to beat South Africa next Saturday, after the Springboks just about managed to secure a draw with the Barbarians yesterday. Nevertheless, all eyes will be on Eddie Jones, as this will be the first time …

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Matt Toomua Ruled Out For Six Months After Suffering Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 - European Rugby Champions Cup

Leicester Tigers have been hit with yet more injury trouble. This last last year Leicester Tigers fans were drooling over the prospect of watching Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua link up in midfield this season. The Australian international had just come off the back of Australia’s World Cup campaign and was an important member of their Rugby Championship winning squad last season. Consequently, …

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Who Is England’s Most Irreplaceable Player?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: England line up for the anthem during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

England’s lengthening injury list ahead of the 2016 autumn internationals has raised the question: who is Eddie Jones’ most irreplaceable player? As a shortlist of five, I would say that England’s key players thus far under Jones have been Dylan Hartley, Maro Itoje, Billy Vunipola, Owen Farrell and Anthony Watson. England, quietly, are building a squad with significant depth. And …

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What Is England’s Henry Slade’s Best Position?

He’s been shunted around between fly-half, inside centre and at 13, but multi-talent Exeter Chiefs back Henry Slade needs to nail down one position to get himself into the England test team. Against Clermont Auvergne he acted as a replacement fly-half for Gareth Steenson, the week before he acted as inside centre against Gloucester in a partnership with Sam Hill. …

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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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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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