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RFU Reveal England’s Top Performer Of 2016

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It being New Year’s Eve, various publications and websites are listing their top rugby moments, teams and players of 2016. Although such lists create interesting talking points for fans to debate, some prefer an analytical approach where objective analysis determines the outcome. While for some this method can seem a little too clinical as it leaves out certain immeasurable variables, …

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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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Northampton Saints Avoid Sanction Despite The RFU Acknowledging George North Was Concussed

Although many expected the Northampton Saints to be sanctioned after returning George North to the field of play during their clash with the Leicester Tigers on December 3, the RFU’s Concussion Management Review Group (CMRG) have decided not to impose any punishment on the embattled club. North suffered what looked to be a serious concussion following a dangerous Adam Thompstone challenge during the …

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Twitter Reaction To Dylan Hartley Ban

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 3, Franklin's Gardens, Northampton, England 9/12/2016 Northampton Saints vs Leinster Referee Jérôme Garcès red card Dylan Hartley of Northampton Saints

England hooker Dylan Hartley was handed a six week suspension by a disciplinary committee in London today. Hartley was cited under Law 10.4 (a) after being red carded for a swinging arm on Leinster’s Sean O’Brien’s during the second-half of Northampton’s Champions Cup home defeat to Leinster last Friday. Hartley was originally given a mid-range sanction of five weeks, which was then extended to …

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Who Is England’s Most Irreplaceable Player?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: England line up for the anthem during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

England’s lengthening injury list ahead of the 2016 autumn internationals has raised the question: who is Eddie Jones’ most irreplaceable player? As a shortlist of five, I would say that England’s key players thus far under Jones have been Dylan Hartley, Maro Itoje, Billy Vunipola, Owen Farrell and Anthony Watson. England, quietly, are building a squad with significant depth. And …

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RFU Chief Ian Ritchie Received Big Bonus After England’s World Cup Exit

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RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie was awarded a £100,000 bonus after England became the first host nation in Rugby World Cup history to be knocked out of the Rugby World Cup Pool Stages. The harrowing campaign ultimately led to coach Stuart Lancaster’s dismissal as England Head Coach, but Ritchie pocketed an extra £100,000 from the staggering financial success of the tournament. According to …

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At The Centre Of It All: The History Of The Rugby Ball

It has witnessed thousands of moments of pure brilliance, been the source of controversy throughout rugby’s history and ultimately contributes to the uniqueness of the sport we all adore. The humble rugby ball, formerly known as a ‘quanco’, is iconic in the game for its odd shape, completely different to almost every other sport. Whilst cricket, football, tennis and more …

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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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England Name 45 Man Elite Playing Squad

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England Head Coach Eddie Jones has named his 45 man elite player squad ahead of the upcoming November internationals against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia. Jones has called up seven unubscapped players into his latest EPS squad with Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks) Sam Jones (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps) and Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers) coming into the forwards while scrum-half Dan Robson (Wasps) …

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Eddie Jones Appoints Former World Cup Winner To England Backroom Team

Eddie Jones

England Head Coach Eddie Jones has appointed former Saracens and England flanker Richard Hill to England’s backroom team as Hill joins the English coaching ranks as a team manager leaving his current role as pathway liaison manager for the RFU. Hill was capped 71 times for his country and was an instrumental part of the 2003 World Cup-winning side under Sir Clive …

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English Rugby: Who Would Win In A North Vs South Match?

BARNET, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Owen Farrell of Saracens passes the ball watched by Manu Tuilagi during the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on May 21, 2016 in Barnet, England.

Australian rugby league has its fiercely competitive state of origin series and England cricket recently announced plans to host a north versus south fixture, so wouldn’t it be great if English rugby could devise a similar match to pit the best players in the country against one another? Despite the extreme improbability of the RFU agreeing to the best players in …

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