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Tom May Column: England Changes Could Prove Crucial Against Ireland


The 6 Nations champions arrive in London making only one change. Ireland are in a good place and will go into the game as heavy favourites to hand England their third loss on the bounce, the hosts’ worst record since 2006. England have lacked any quick ball during this tournament and their ability to break down opposition defences has been …

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England’s 2017 November International Schedule Announced

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: A general view of play during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

England have announced their schedule for next November, and there is one glaring omission. The Red Rose will take on Argentina (November 11), Australia (November 18) and Samoa (November 25). It was also announced that they will also face the Barbarians in May before heading to Argentina to a two-test tour. However, the main grievance amongst England fans is that …

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England Fans In Ecstasy After Their Team’s Remarkable Second Half Performance Against Australia

England v Australia - Old Mutual Wealth Series

England beat Australia 37-21 in Twickenham. What a turn around it has been for English rugby. 12 months ago the Red Rose found themselves at an extremely low ebb following an embarrassing World Cup exit. However a little over one year later England find themselves as international rugby’s only unbeaten team, with largely the same group of players. Under Eddie Jones …

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What England’s Latest EPS Squad Tells Us

There were mostly expected names in the most recent 33 man England EPS squad announced today, but a few surprise inclusions as well. Coming in from the cold are Gloucester number eight Ben Morgan and Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood, two players who were previously not included in Eddie Jones’ match day squads despite being regulars for former boss Stuart …

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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Springboks

Are you obsessed with the Springboks? Think you know everything green-and-gold inside out? Well, perhaps you might be a little surprised by some of these stats, facts and records below. 10) 774 players have been capped by the Springboks This number is significantly smaller than most of South Africa’s rivals, but much of this has to do with the years …

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Eddie Jones: ‘England Can’t Be Bullied’

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Eddie Jones, the England head coach looks on duirng the England captain's run at Allianz Stadium on June 24, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England coach Eddie Jones has said that his side ‘can’t be bullied’ in the upcoming autumn internationals, and that his team haven’t achieved anything yet, as England have yet to displace the world champion All Blacks from the number one spot in World Rugby’s rankings. England currently sit second in the new world rankings and will look to gain ground on top …

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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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What’s In A Badge? The Significance Of Rugby’s Emblems

<> at Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

South Africa’s diminishing Springbok logo is once again threatened with extinction as an ANC politician has called for its permanent removal from the famous green and gold jersey, but what significance do the badges of some rugby’s other national sides have? Wales The Wales side has always embraced the ‘Prince of Wales’s feathers’, a symbol of royal heraldy that is …

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Opinion: Super Rugby? No Thanks, I’ll Stick To The Premiership

Super Rugby Rd 6 - Blues v Jaguares

With last year’s World Cup being dominated by the southern hemisphere teams, the old accusations of a disparity in class and talent were levelled at European domestic rugby in comparison to the Super Rugby competition. However, the past few weeks have shown English rugby is far from the dire straits it has been painted in previously. The sun is finally …

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