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Watch: The Greatest Six Nations Battles Between England And Wales

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 5: Gavin Henson of Wales outpaces Mathew Tait of England during the RBS Six Nations game between Wales and England on February 5, 2005 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales and England have had some fantastic clashes down the years, but many have come since the beginning of the Six Nations.  Whether it’s peroxide blond Will Greenwood putting Wales to the sword, Gavin Henson’s howitzer at the start of an unlikely grand slam, James Hook scoring in every way possible, the comeback to end all comebacks, England’s Cardiff capitulation or …

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Sale Player Alleged To Have Leaked Team Info To Bristol Coach

SALFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Sale Sharks flags are flown during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and London Wasps at the Salford City Stadium on May 04, 2013 in Salford, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

It is being reported by Neil Fissler of the Sunday Express that a member of the Sale Sharks playing squad is due to face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after it was discovered he had passed confidential team information on to an opposition coach. It is understood that both Premiership Rugby and the RFU have been informed, with the leak alleged to …

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Leicester Tigers Sign French International Centre To Replace Manu Tuilagi

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Reliable reports breaking this evening claim Leicester Tigers have completed the signing of a replacement for the injured Manu Tuilagi. With the England centre out for the season, The Rugby Paper claim the English club have brought Maxime Mermoz in from Toulon. BEEAKING: Leicester are believed to have signed Maxime Mermoz with immediate effect as injury replacement to Manu Tuilagi …

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World Rugby Issues Critical Statement On George North Injury Saga

After the controversial incident involving the treatment of Northampton Saints’ George North and his head injury during their game with Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership on 3 December, and the subsequent Concussion Management Review Group investigtion whose findings were released this week, World Rugby has this evening issued its own statement regarding the findings. The sport’s governing body said: …

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Saracens Snap Up Australia International

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 19: Will Skelton of Australia bumps off Kevin Gourdon of France during the international match between France and Australia at Stade de France on November 19, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Saracens have signed Australia lock Will Skelton on a short-term deal with immediate effect, according to the BBC. Skelton has been capped 18 times by his country, and he is a replacement for recently retired captain Alistair Hargreaves, who left the club in October due to the effects of repeated concussions. Director of rugby Mark McCall told the Saracens Club website: …

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Should There Be A Play-Off Between The Championship’s Winners And The Premiership’s Losers?

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: The Aviva Premiership trophy sits on the edge of the pitch during the Aviva Premiership Season Launch 2011-2012 at Twickenham Stadium on August 24, 2011 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Aviva)

Taking a break from the international series briefly, it is time to look at the Premiership table and how it has changed while some players have been away on international duty. A familiar pattern has emerged with Saracens leading the way, and with new boys Bristol still winless in 12th, six points behind Worcester. At this stage last year, now relegated …

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Bristol Rugby Make ‘International Signing’ To Boost Premiership Survival Hopes

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Detail shot of the club crest during the Bristol Rugby squad photo call for the 2016-2017 Aviva Premiership Rugby season on August 23, 2016 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Bristol Rugby announced on Monday that they have signed an ‘international player’, who is set to arrive at Ashton Gate in January, according to the Bristol Post. Chairman Chris Booy commented on the side’s attempt to bolster their squad, after confirming the departure of Andy Robinson: “We’ve got another international player that we’ve signed – that’s done. We can’t disclose his name, because he’s still …

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Watch: Could This 19-Year-Old Be The Next Jason Robinson?

SALFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Paolo Odogwu of Sale Sharks beats Bryan Habana of RC Toulon during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Sale Sharks and RC Toulonon at AJ Bell Stadium on October 21, 2016 in Salford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks was the club where Jason Robinson found his feet in union after switching from league. 16 years on, Sale have found the closest thing to the legendary England back. His name is Paolo Odogwu and he crossed the whitewash against Toulon in the European Champions Cup. See Odogwu’s 25-metre finish below. Sale’s director of rugby Steve Diamond mentored …

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Wales’ English-Based Stars Will Be Available For Australia Test

Wales LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Rob Howley, Attack Coach of Wales looks on prior to kickoff during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales’ English-based stars will be able to play against Australia in their opening autumn test on November 5 after Premiership Rugby generously agreed to release all of them for the match, according to Wales Online. This means that the likes of George North (if he recovers from a  hand injury), Jamie Roberts, Luke Charteris, Ross Moriarty and Tomas Francis will be …

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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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Opinion: This Is England, Eddie Jones

Everything seemed to be going so well for Eddie Jones and his England team, before the same old problems that have blighted English rugby for so long began to rear their ugly heads once more. The Red Rose has had plenty of new dawns in the last 13 years since the glorious times of 2003, but the golden aura that …

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Bath Confirm Two New Signings

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Robbie Fruean of Hawke's Bay tries to keep the ball in play during the round six Mitre 10 Cup match between the Hawke's Bay and Tasman at McLean Park on September 24, 2016 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

In a busy morning on the transfers front, Bath Rugby on Tuesday confirmed the signing of centre Robbie Fruean from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand and tighthead prop Shaun Knight on loan from Newport Gwent Dragons.  Fruean, who will join at the completion of the Mitre 10 Cup competition in New Zealand, is a strong ball carrier with a highlight reel …

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Mike Ford Set To Be Named Head Coach Of French Giants Next Week

BATH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Mike Ford, the Bath director of rugby, looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Bath and Leinster at the Recreation Ground on November 21, 2015 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ex-Bath director of rugby Mike Ford is about to be named as first team coach of French giants Toulon, according to the BBC. Ford, who spent three years at the Rec before being fired at the end of last season following Bath’s poor ninth place finish, is set to begin working with the Top 14 side on Monday. The ex-rugby league star …

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