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International Rugby – The Finishers XV

England rugby coach Eddie Jones has brought the term ‘finishers’ into common usage across the sport, with the idea being to change the paradigm around ‘replacements’ or ‘substitutes’ in the sport. Indeed, many international players have had a huge impact off the bench and were not simply there picking up splinters. We’ve put together a world XV of the players …

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England Watch: Which Players Are On Fire In The Aviva Premiership?

We take a look at all the latest statistics from England’s Aviva Premiership as we get closer and closer to England’s autumn international campaign in November. We’ll start with the best tacklers in the Premiership so far. Top EQP Tacklers This Season Tom Savage 63 Luke Wallace 63 Chris Robshaw 59 Charlie Ewels 57 Mark Wilson 55 Brad Barritt 55 …

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The Premiership ‘Young Guns’ XV

England and the Premiership clubs both claim that the academies in the country are doing sterling work to produce young talent for both club and country, but just how true is this? We put together a team of the youngest players to have made starts for their club in the Premiership in specific positions. 1) David Flatman, Saracens (18 years, …

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The Under Appreciated England XV

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England possess a number of players who are not wholly appreciated outside of their clubs. Although most rugby fans get excited before an international squad announcement, generally coaches might only include two or three new faces. While some might criticise coaches for being too conservative in their selections, given the cut throat nature of international rugby, those in charge have little …

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Should Jimmy Gopperth Have Seen Red For This Incident

Jimmy Gopperth was sent to the sin bin during Wasps 24-16 defeat to the Leicester Tigers. Wasps fly half, Jimmy Gopperth, received a yellow card from referee Tim Wigglesworth, after clashing with Mathew Tait earlier today. Gopperth was chasing his own garryowen when he and Tait clashed during the 63rd minute. While the nature of Gopperth’s challenge may have warranted a penalty, the …

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