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England Player Ratings V Argentina

Eddie Jones’ young England side made history by claiming a series victory in Argentina, where the hosts are known for their hostile reception.    In a match featuring end-to-end attacking rugby, we rate the entire 23 out of ten. 1) Ellis Genge A solid enough effort at scrum time and around the park, but was rather shown up by the …

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England’s World Cup Squad Starts To Take Shape

As the second Six Nations in the latest World Cup cycle draws to a close this weekend, England’s plans for the next edition of the tournament in 2019 are moving up a gear – with almost as many as two thirds of the 31 man squad looking near certain to be selected for the competition in two years’ time. Barring …

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Four England XVs Highlighting The Country’s Depth Of Talent

Eddie Jones’ England are now on an unprecedented run of victories for the country, and part of that run of unparalleled form has been down to the depth of talent the head coach can choose from. Even with regulars like Billy and Mako Vunipola, Chris Robshaw and George Kruis out of the team, the side has still defeated both France …

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An Alternative England XV To Face Wales On Saturday

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: England players line up for the national anthem prior to the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on February 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

After a hard-fought 19-16 victory over France at Twickenham on the opening weekend of this year’s Six Nations, England face a Wales team smirking from their 33-7 win over Italy at the Millennium Stadium this weekend.  Here Angus Cross picks his alternative England XV to face the Welsh on Saturday. ________ 1. Joe Marler After miraculously recovering from a broken leg, …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Face Wales

With England struggling against a resilient and highly impressive French outfit, but with the home side’s replacements making the difference to see the men in white take the victory, coach Eddie Jones has some very difficult selection decisions to make before next week’s game against Wales in Cardiff. We put together the side that we think Jones should consider for …

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Andy Goode Column: My England XV To Start Against France

1. Matt Mullan (Wasps) 2. Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) 3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) 4. George Kruis (Saracens) 5. Joe Launchbury (Wasps) 6. Maro Itoje (Saracens) 7. James Haskell (Wasps) 8. Nathan Hughes (Wasps) 9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) 10. George Ford (Bath) 11. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) 12. Owen Farrell (Saracens) 13. Jonathan Joseph (Bath) 14. Elliot Daly (Wasps) …

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Andy Goode Column: Why Jones Should Consider Transitioning The Captaincy Away From Hartley

England Captain's Run

Although we face into what will be another weekend of top quality Champions Cup action, Eddie Jones, as he so often does, stole the headlines on Friday when he announced England’s Six Nations squad. Despite there being no glaring omissions, Jones once gain left us with quite a few talking points following his press conference. There was talk of possible changes at fullback, …

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What Eddie Jones’ Latest England Squad Tells Us

With the latest edition of the Six Nations tournament quickly looming on the horizon, England coach Eddie Jones has today named his 34-man squad to take on the best Europe has to offer and try to retain their Championship title from last year. Although we never expect to see wholesale changes in Jones’ squads, and indeed the Australian is limited …

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What England’s Latest EPS Squad Tells Us

After England coach Eddie Jones announced two new training squads for the coming year, we take an in-depth look at those selected and axed from the 33 and 45-man training groups for the start of 2017. Front Row Bath’s Nathan Catt is Eddie Jones’ traditional curveball, with the 28-year-old loosehead getting his chance to impress ahead of Leicester Tigers’ youngster …

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The England Horrendously Underrated XV

England has enjoyed a superb rugby year where it has gone undefeated in 2016 and picked up a Grand Slam and a whitewashing of Australia along the way. In part this has been achieved because of the amount of quality players available to coach Eddie Jones. Even when openside flankers appeared to be dropping like flies in October and both …

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Analysis: What England’s Latest EPS Really Tells Us

The changes to England’s EPS system and the way Eddie Jones announces his squad mean that we gain a greater insight into the coach’s selection thinking and it makes for very interesting study indeed. Eddie Jones names his final squad for the Autumn Internationals on 29th October, meaning those players inside and outside the coming three day training camp have …

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Wasps Name Joe Launchbury Captain For The Coming Season

Wasps have announced that England second row Joe Launchbury will captain the club for the 2016/2017 season. Launchbury is now in his seventh season with the club, having joined from Worthing as a 19-year-old in 2009. In his time at Wasps, he has been part of a core group of players under Dai Young that has seen the team going …

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A Potential England Squad For The Autumn Internationals

England v Australia - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

As Eddie Jones and England move forward after a fantastic 2016 that has seen the team collect their first Grand Slam in thirteen years and win a historic series 3 – 0 in Australia, England will now play four teams in the Autumn: South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia. We take a look at the changes Jones could make to …

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Which England Team Should Eddie Jones Choose To Face Australia?

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 01: Alex Goode of England is tap tackled by Jonathan Joseph of England during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 1, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With a number of new faces and fringe players impressing against Wales on Sunday and with Saracens taking the domestic double for this season, Eddie Jones has some serious selection scenarios to ponder before the first test on 11th June. We take a look at a couple of possible teams the England head coach could choose. 1) The tried and …

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