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A Hypothetical Rugby XV Made Up Of Premier League Footballers

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Peter Crouch of Stoke City (R) wins a header during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Bet365 Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

With the Six Nations well underway, here we take a look at some Premier League stars that would make admirable rugby players if they switched to the oval ball.  _________ 1. Loosehead Prop: Jonathan Walters A powerful, physical and terrifying opponent, Walters would be perfect for the front row. _________ 2. Hooker: Wayne Rooney The perfect build for hooker, Rooney’s vision …

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An England ‘One Cap Wonders’ XI

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 07: Joey Barton of England is challenged by Fernando Torres of Spain during the International Friendly match between England and Spain at Old Trafford on February 7, 2007 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Though Roy Hodgson will be taking a young England squad to France for this summer’s European Championships, it would be fair to say that they are not short on international experience. Of the 23 man squad that Hodgson has selected, only a handful have less than 10 international caps – and of those, only Marcus Rashford and Tom Heaton have …

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Five Talking Points From Stoke vs Man Utd

This was the first Premier League game of 2015. Both teams wanted to start the new year with a bang but the spoils were to be shared with the game finishing 1-1. Here are the five talking points.  1. Ryan Shawcross would start for United all day The former Manchester United centre back has now played over 300 games at …

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The Aggrieved XI – Players That Didn’t Make The England World Cup Squad

Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad was announced earlier this week, with Ashley Cole’s omission and subsequent international retirement dominating the headlines. Although there can be no doubting that the Chelsea left back was the most high-profile casualty, there are a number of English players that will feel a little aggrieved that their outstanding performances this season were not rewarded with a trip to …

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