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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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Eddie Jones Makes Surprising Changes To England Squad For Italy

Eddie Jones has cut four players from his England squad and retains 24 men to take on the Azzurri this Sunday. Charlie Ewels, Teimana Harrison and Mike Williams have all returned to their clubs, as well as stalwart Jonathan Joseph – which will come as a shock to some supporters. Joseph has started almost every game during Eddie Jones’ reign …

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Eddie Jones Names England Squad To Take On Italy

England coach Eddie Jones has named a 28 man squad to train at Pennyhill Park this week in preparation for the game against Italy on 26th February. The 23 from the victory over Wales are included, as well as Teimana Harrison, the uncapped Mike Williams, Exeter Chiefs’ playmaker Henry Slade, and the returning duo of stalwarts Anthony Watson and Mako …

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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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Eddie Jones Unveils 33-Man England Training Squad Ahead Of Six Nations

England Training Session

Eddie Jones has included four uncapped players in his 33-man training squad who will attend a two-day camp in Brighton ahead of the Six Nations. Bath’s Nathan Catt, Sale Sharks’ Josh Beaumont, Mike Williams of the Leicester Tigers and Saracens fly-half Alex Lozowski have all been included in a squad that also contains the returning James Haskell, Maro Itoje, Manu Tuilagi, Jack Nowell and Anthony …

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England Name Squad Ahead Of November Series

Despite being inundated with injuries, Eddie Jones will be looking end 2016 unbeaten. Eddie Jones has named a 32 man squad for the upcoming games against South Africa, Australia, Argentina and Fiji. Given the number of injuries suffered by England in recent weeks, a number of changes were expected, particularly in the backrow. However, the injuries sustained by James Haskell, …

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What Is England’s Likely Starting XV For South Africa?

With Eddie Jones set to name his 32-man squad to prepare for the November and December tests next week, including a number of changes enforced by a spate of injuries, we take a look at the likely XV to start against South Africa – a team England have not beaten since 2006. It was back in the final days of …

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England Potentially Hit With Yet Another Backrow Injury After Today’s Action

England Media Access

Eddie Jones may have to deal with yet another injury in his backrow. After week in which the England suffered a series of injuries following their well publicised judo session, Eddie Jones might be about to receive yet more bad news following Saturday’s Premiership action. Before the Leicester Tigers kicked off against the Worcester Warriors, Richard Cockerill made one late …

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Leicester Tigers Backrow In Line For Shock Inclusion In England Squad Following Jack Clifford’s Injury

Harlequins v Cardiff Blues - European Rugby Challenge Cup

The injuries sustained by Jack Clifford and James Haskell will test England’s depth. Although England might not yet be suffering from injury crisis ahead of the Autumn internationals, Eddie Jones will be testing the depth of talent at his disposal after Jack Clifford joined James Haskell on the treatment table. Since the Australian took over as England coach, more often …

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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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An England XV Made Up Of Players Born Abroad

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Dylan Hartley of England sings the national anthem prior to 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)

England’s depth of players has never been in doubt. The population, the love of rugby and the funding pumped in outweighs other rugby-playing countries. Following many Under-20 World Cup wins, England claim to have the best youth system in the world, which it may be, but with help from abroad. However, as we know in international rugby, not everyone is as …

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Lock Stock: A Look At England’s Burgeoning Second Row Options

England and English rugby has always been known for its second rows, but after a decade of chopping and changing at four and five, the Red Rose might well have its most talented players and its greatest depth since the glory days of 2003. Take the incumbents Maro Itoje and George Kruis. The former has been the subject of much …

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Opinion: What Eddie Jones’ England EPS Squad Tells Us

Eddie Jones has today named his England EPS squad, but what exactly does it suggest about his plans for the Autumn Internationals and beyond? As per the new ‘progressive partnership’ between England and the Premiership clubs, 45 players will join up with the England coaching staff in both August and October before the Autumn International window begins. Therefore it’s important …

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