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Five England Players Who Have Massive Points To Prove This Season

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)

Competition for places in the England squad is intense. Although England fans did not know it at the time, this time last year Stuart Lancaster’s team were about to embark on a disastrous World Cup campaign. Fast forward twelve months, and England find themselves in a completely different place. Under the guidance of Eddie Jones, the Red Rose have claimed a Grand …

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England’s Got Talent: How The RFU Finally Got Its Act Together

The recently announced new ‘progressive partnership’ is the latest stage in the improving working relationship between England’s governing body the RFU and its clubs. However, there has been an incredible amount of work behind the scenes to sort out the player pathways into international rugby. Rob Andrew recently left the RFU having been its Director of Elite Rugby (with his …

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Analysis: Imagining England Probables Versus England Possibles

Trial matches were an important part of the amateur era, particularly in the southern hemisphere where they would be used to determine the final make-up of squads for important games or tournaments. So what would the teams look like for an England ‘Probables’ v ‘Possibles’ match now? Warren Gatland, a proud New Zealander, introduced a Wales trial match in 2014, …

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The Secret Agent: Leicester Tigers Sign Munster Tighthead

When Ben Betts’ name was not included among the members of Munster’s academy for the 2016/17 season, I immediately became suspicious. After all, the tighthead was an important part of Ireland’s under 20 Championship campaign, and Munster are not blessed with a huge amount of talent in that position. The Young Munster player’s big carries and powerful scrummaging impressed people in …

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What If Rugby Players Were Valued At The Same Price As Footballers

This summer has already seen some crazy football transfers.  Although Kurtley Beale will become the highest paid rugby player on the planet when he joins Wasps, his £1.5 million pound salary is still some way off that which is paid to football’s elite players. Indeed, it remains relatively uncommon for players to transfer to another club while under contract. If anything, …

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World Rugby Set To Review International Residency Rules

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: (Back L-R) Bill Pulver (ARU CEO), Greg Peters (SANZAR CEO), Agustin Pichot (World Rugby Council Member for Argentina), Steve Tew, (NZ Rugby CEO), Jurie Roux (SARU CEO) and (front L-R) Michael Hawker AM (ARU Chairman), Mark Alexander (SARU & SANZAR Chairman), Carlos Araujo (UAR President), Brent Impey (NZ Rugby Chairman) and Tatsuzo Yabe (JRFU Chairman) pose for photographs during the SANZAR media event on November 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

World Rugby vice chairman Agustin Pichot is to lead an inquest into the make-up and design of the the international eligibility protocols which allows players to represent a country other than that of their birth. The inquest is seen as a defensive measure to protect the health of the game in countries who perennially suffer from the permutations of such …

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Eddie Jones Drops Massive Hint As To His Midfield Selection Against Australia

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Eddie Jones is already indulging in mind games ahead of test series. Within minutes of touching down in Australia, Eddie Jones began engaging in mind games, after the England coach claimed he was ‘shunted’ into a queue to have his bags checked by customs officials at Brisbane airport. Jones went further, arguing that the baggage search was part of an orchestrated campaign …

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England Announce Squad Replacement For Manu Tuilagi

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Luther Burrell of England goes over for his side's first try during 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)

Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell has been called into the England squad by Eddie Jones as a replacement for the injured Manu Tuilagi who was ruled out following Leicester Tigers Aviva Premiership semi-final to Saracens. The twenty eight year-old, 6 ft 3 in centre is coming into the squad to tour Australia with a total of fourteen international caps to …

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England Hit With Major Injury Blow Ahead Of Summer Tests

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Eddie Jones, the England head coach faces the media during the England media session held at Brighton College on May 17, 2016 in Brighton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England head coach Eddie Jones has been dealt a major blow today, with Manu Tuilagi being ruled out of Sunday’s tie with Wales as well as next month’s tour of Australia. The Leicester centre suffered the hamstring injury during Leicester’s defeat to Saracens in the semi-final of the Premiership on Saturday, and following a scan, it was advised that Tuilagi would …

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Five Talking Points From the England Squad Announcement

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Eddie Jones has shocked fans and commentators with his squad announcement. Given how few changes Eddie Jones made during the Six Nations, few commentators believed the England coach would stray too far from his Grand Slam winning selection. Indeed, this morning The Telegraph ran with the headline, ‘Eddie Jones ready to stand by Six Nations squad for Australia tour’. However, …

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Richard Cockerill Delivers Devastating Manu Tuilagi News

Saracens v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership Semi Final

Manu Tuilagi was forced off the field after only 20 minutes against Saracens. Manu Tuilagi looks set to miss England’s summer tour of Australian after suffering a hamstring injury during the Leicester Tigers’ 44-17 defeat at the hands of Saracens this afternoon. The centre was forced off the field after only twenty minutes of the Premiership of the semi final, …

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England vs Wales: Eddie Jones’ Potential XV

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Eddie Jones, the England head coach looks on during the England training session held at Brighton College on May 17, 2016 in Brighton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones named his training squad for a three-day camp in Brighton last week in preparation for England’s one-off Test against Wales. However, shorn of his Aviva Premiership semi-finalist players (those from Saracens, Exeter, Wasps and Leicester), we look at all the possible XVs that could end up playing Wales’ best on May 29th. With World Cup seedings to be …

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