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Eddie Jones Hails “Spiritual Leader” Farrell Ahead Of Springboks Clash

Eddie Jones believes “spiritual leader” Owen Farrell’s aggression will serve England well when an injury-hit side face South Africa in their opening November international at Twickenham on Saturday. Farrell, who led England in the absence of regular skipper Dylan Hartley during a 2-1 series loss in South Africa in June, finds himself in the unusual position of co-captain alongside the …

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Ireland Squad Named For Clash With Italy in Chicago

Joe Schmidt and Ireland

Ireland have named their squad of 26 players who will travel to Chicago to face Conor O’Shea’s Italy on Saturday, November 3rd. The squad includes two uncapped players – Leinster’s Ross Byrne and Ulster’s Will Addison, with the 26 man squad being whittled down to a matchday 23 at the end of the week. _____ Forwards (15): Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) …

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World Rugby Considering Huge Change To November Internationals

World Rugby are reportedly considering abandoning the current summer and November international test windows in favour of a world league format similar to that of the UEFA Nations League in football. French publication Midi Olympique reported the news on Sunday as World Rugby look to do away with the usual test format, introducing a tournament which would be held across five …

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Three Irish Stars From Fiji Win That Should Be In Joe Schmidt’s Plans For Argentina Clash

Ireland was made to work for their second victory of their November Test series on Saturday, with a spirited and physical Fiji side running the much-changed home side close at the Aviva Stadium. With both sides scoring three tries apiece, Joe Schmidt’s men emerged 23 – 20 victors thanks to a brace of penalties from fly-half substitute Ian Keatley late in …

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Ireland To Welcome Bitter Old Foes For 2017 November Internationals

Ireland’s 2017 November international fixtures have been announced and they look set to reacquaint themselves with one of their biggest bogey teams of the professional era.   Ireland will welcome Argentina to the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, November 25 and revenge will definitely be on the minds of the Irish players after suffering a heartbreaking exit from the 2015 World …

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England v Fiji Player Ratings

England continued their unbeaten 2016 with a comfortable 58-15 demolition of Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday. England winger Semesa Rokoduguni had a marvelous game with two tries as well as 163 metres on the ground in a man of the match performance. Eddie Jones side ran in nine tries to three as they cruised to an easy victory in London …

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Wales Selection For Argentina Clash Throws Up Two Massive Shocks

Interim Wales head coach Rob Howley rang the changes when selecting his team to face Argentina at the weekend. As reported on Thursday, Howley has made six changes from the team that was outclassed by Australia last weekend as he bids to get Wales back to winning ways again. With only three test victories in their last ten outings, the …

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Top 5 Contenders To Replace Kruis Ahead Of England Vs South Africa

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: George Kruis of Saracens wins the line out ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Wasps at Allianz Park on October 9, 2016 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Injuries have not been kind to England in the build-up to this November Series, and this trend continued as it was announced on Friday that George Kruis would be having ankle surgery, ruling him out for “a number of weeks” according to his club, Saracens. Mark McCall, Saracens director of rugby, said: “After consultation with George and England we are …

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George North May Not Be Released By Northampton For International Duty

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: George North of Northampton Saints is tackled by Alexandre Dumoulin and Frans Steyn of Montpellier during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Montpellier at Franklin's Gardens October 15, 2016 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Northampton winger George North may be ruled out of Wales’ opening November international against Australia, after Northampton backs coach Alan Dickens confirmed that the club have yet to receive contact from the Welsh Rugby Union regarding North’s availability. Current Premiership Rugby Limited rules stipulate that no non-English players will be released to play international games outside of the official World Rugby window with the PRL …

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