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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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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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The London, South And South East England XV

Having named both ‘Northern‘ and ‘Midland‘ teams, we now move on to creating a London, South and South East England XV – made up of players born and/or bred in those parts of the country. 1) Joe Marler Born in Eastbourne, East Sussex and educated at Heathfield Community College in nearby Heathfield, Marler is now one of the leading props …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Saracens

How does anyone go about stopping the Saracens juggernaut? Given the signings that the club has made this season it’s going to be a question a lot of Premiership rivals will be asking this year. Even though Saracens have lost the likes of fly-half Charlie Hodgson and back row tackling machine Jacques Burger, their squad has been enhanced with the …

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International Rugby: The World’s Youngest XV

As a companion piece to the ‘The World’s Oldest XV‘ article, we take a look at the players who made their debuts in the Aviva Premiership, Pro 12, Top 14 or Super Rugby competitions at a very young age, with many of the players going on to become household names in the world of rugby. There are some notable names …

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