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The England ‘Forgotten’ XV

With England being spoilt for choice in terms of depth and the quality of talent available to the coaching team, we take a look at the players who have largely been ignored since the Eddie Jones era began back in December 2015. David Wilson One of three tighthead props in Stuart Lancaster’s 2015 World Cup squad, experienced head Wilson has …

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Does England Selection Favour Certain Clubs?

Does being at one club make you more likely to represent England than another? We take a look at the players who have been capped since the beginning of Stuart Lancaster’s time in charge and see if there are any correlations between capped players and the clubs they play at. This writer recently wrote a piece where it was suggested …

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List Of Already Confirmed Aviva Premiership Transfers Ahead Of The 2017/18 Season

Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

During the course of the last few seasons, Aviva Premiership clubs have not been afraid to compete with the likes of Toulon, Racing 92, and Clermont Auvergne in the transfer market. Backed by a massive broadcasting deal signed with BT Sport in 2015, Premiership clubs attracted the likes of Kurtley Beale, Matt Toomua, Ben Te’o and Schalk Burger to England last summer. Despite the …

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The England ‘I Can’t Believe He’s Not Been Picked!’ XV

Every England fan has been there. Whenever a squad is announced, there are always a few players that a supporter would like to see included but is sad to see them missing out. To Eddie Jones’ credit, he has done a superb job of balancing youth with experience, raw talent with reliability and consistency. Yet even when the Australian is …

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The South West England XV

In a recent series of articles we have put together England teams made up of the best players from the North, the Midlands and the South East, but now we turn our attentions to the South West. All players in this side were either born and/or bred in the area. The ‘South West’ England XV 1) Ellis Genge England coach …

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Bath Reportedly Interested In Gloucester Playmaker

Bath Rugby v Gloucester Rugby - Aviva Premiership

Gloucester’s squad is set for a radical overhaul next summer. Earlier this week, GloucestershireLive reported that Matt Kvesic, Ben Morgan and James Hook were all set to leave Kingsholm at the end of the season. While the article suggested that the Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers were interested in Kvesic and Morgan respectively, there was some uncertainty over the possible destination of …

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Gloucester Trio Set To Depart At The End Of The Season [Report]

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Ben Morgan of Gloucester runs with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Bath at Kingsholm Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Premiership side Gloucester could be set for a massive shake-up. GloucestershireLive have reported that three of Gloucester’s most instrumental playmakers could be in line for a potential transfer. Matt Kvesic, James Hook and Ben Morgan are all said to be leaving Castle Grim. With the possible departure of three significant squad members, where will Gloucester invest to fill the hole? Matt Kvesic …

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Exclusive: Eddie Jones Reveals The Identity Of The Two Players Who Will Be Competing To Replace James Haskell

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, looks around the stadium on a pre match visity to Murrayfield Stadium on February 5, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England Head Coach Eddie Jones told Pundit Arena’s Nick Heath that he wants new call ups Sam Jones and Matt Williams to fight for the vacant number 7 jersey, after Wasps flanker James Haskell was ruled out of the November series through injury. Haskell has been England’s undisputed first choice at openside since Jones took over from Stuart Lancaster in November …

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With England’s Back-Row Taking Another Hit, What Are Jones’ Options Now?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Eddie Jones,(L) the England head coach looks on with skills coach Glen Ella 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)

After sustaining an ankle injury playing in Harlequins’ 36-25 loss to Exeter last weekend, Jack Clifford is set to be out of action for ten weeks, as the injury requires surgery. Therefore, he will not be available for England’s four autumn internationals starting on November 12. This means Eddie Jones will need another think about his back-row options. With James Haskell …

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Andy Goode Column: The Teams I Expect To Lose Out In The Tightest Relegation Dog Fight We Have Ever Seen

Harlequins v Bristol - Aviva Premiership

Not only will the race for the play-off positions be massively competitive this season, but for those fighting to avoid the drop into the Championship, the coming campaign will be truly testing. In all, there are four or five teams who could potentially go down, with established sides such as Gloucester and Harlequins in danger of becoming entangled in the …

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Analysis: If ‘North’ England played ‘South’ England, Who Would Win?

Is there a North/South divide in English rugby? We split the Premiership clubs’ England-qualified player bases into two geographical halves to take a look at what English ‘North’ and ‘South’ teams might look like, with some interesting results. Please note that Midlands clubs have been divided up into either side depending on their geographical proximity to what are commonly known …

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Four Premiership Clubs Competing To Sign Sam Underhill

Sam Underhill has become one of the hottest properties in English rugby. Although he may only be 20 years of age, Sam Underhill has become one of England’s most sought after players. However, as the openside finds himself playing for the Ospreys while studying in Cardiff, Underhill cannot be included in the England squad until he joins a Premiership club. Consequently, …

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The Left Out Of The England EPS XV

Eddie Jones unveiled his elite playing squad last week. After claiming a Grand Slam triumph and a series whitewash over Australia, it seems Eddie Jones can do no wrong. Even England’s normally cantankerous rugby writers withheld their criticism after the Australian unveiled his Elite Playing Squad last week. Indeed, the expected calls for the inclusion of Matt Kvesic were dispensed …

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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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England: The Top Three Contenders To Replace James Haskell

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: James Haskell, poses during the England media session held at Pennyhill Park on March 7, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Last week James Haskell was ruled out for up to six months with a toe injury. This will result in the flanker missing not only the start of the domestic season and the Champions Cup, he will also be missing out on the autumn internationals. This autumn will be the first time Eddie Jones can test his England side against …

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