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EXCLUSIVE – England’s Charlie Ewels: ‘We Want To Play An All-Court Game’

England’s newest cap Charlie Ewels spoke exclusively to Pundit Arena’s Paul Wassell about his transition into international rugby, working with head coach Eddie Jones and becoming a better player. “Mate, it feels unbelievable, it’s like a dream come true, I guess. Growing up and watching the England team being successful in the past and to think that now I’m capped …

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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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Ranking The Very Best: England’s Top Five Wingers

We take a look at the five most talented wingers available to England right now, including some big names here but having to leave out some fantastic individuals out as well. 5) Christian Wade Despite prodigious talent, Christian Wade just cannot seem to get a look-in when it comes to England selection. Part of a scintillating Wasps side this season …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Exeter Chiefs

Despite heartbreak at losing out to Saracens in a pulsating Premiership final last season, Exeter Chiefs are one of the greatest success stories of the professional game, going from giant-killers to worthy giants themselves in the space of only a few years. Under the guidance of self-made and self-styled coaching guru Rob Baxter, the Chiefs have moved from surviving in …

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Wales To Play ‘A’ Games Again For The First Time Since 2002

Perhaps partially motivated by Wales’ tremendously embarrassing 40 – 7 loss to Waikato’s Chiefs in the midweek fixture between the first and second tests of their tour of New Zealand, the Welsh Rugby Union announced on Tuesday that it is bringing back ‘A’ team fixtures for next season. As WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips explained (via WRU): “Outside of the national …

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England Saxons Claim Historic Series Win In South Africa

After a hard-fought first victory in Bloemfontein last Friday, England Saxons were victorious 29-26 in George and wrapped up the two match series 2 – 0. Despite an increase in intensity from the previous week’s game and some ferocious defending and attacking from South Africa ‘A’, England were able to claim the win thanks to an opportunistic score from winger …

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Turning The Tables: The Northern Hemisphere Fights Back

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Ben Youngs of England celebrates victory after the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images for HSBC)

After a World Cup dominated by the Southern Hemisphere’s rugby giants, Europe’s finest took a huge step towards regaining their dignity over the course of the weekend with some wonderful results and some truly exceptional performances. It all began on Friday evening when England Saxons outshone South African ‘A’ in Bloemfontein 32 – 24. A mixture of a handful of …

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England’s ‘Forgotten Men’ XV

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Harry Thacker of Leicester breaks with the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final match between Leicester Tigers and Stade Francais at Welford Road on April 10, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones has named three squads in the past couple of days: his squad to tour Australia, his Saxons squad to head to South Africa and finally his extended squad to take on Wales in the one-off Test this coming Sunday. Yet, there are still a number of players who will count themselves very unlucky to not be involved. We …

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Watch: England Prospect Harry Thacker’s Superb Handling Skills

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Harry Thacker of Leicester breaks with the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final match between Leicester Tigers and Stade Francais at Welford Road on April 10, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leicester’s youthful English hooker is turning heads at Welford Road with his superb performances for the Tigers, but this young tyro is not your old-fashioned type of hooker. Watch this fantastic ‘no-look’ pass against semi-final opponents Racing 92 last weekend: Harry Thacker is now in the #Ballers club with this ridic no-look pass pic.twitter.com/fynoNmkuyZ — Saturday RugbyChat (@Rugby_Chat) April 28, …

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Has Eddie Jones Just Found England Rugby’s Next Attack Coach?

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Exeter’s Ali Hepher is to be appointed England Saxons backs coach for their tour of South Africa this summer, a move which could act as a stepping stone to him being appointed England’s senior backs coach after the Australia tour. The Guardian are reporting that Hepher has accepted by invitation to coach England Saxons’ backs for the two matches against South …

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These Are Worrying Times For England’s U-20s

CUMBERNAULD, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 05: The England team sing the National anthem during the U20 Six Nations Championship match at Broadwood Stadium on February 5, 2016 in Cumbernauld, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

Having won two Junior World Championships in 2013 and 2014, finished as runners-up in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2015, and won the Six Nations Championship in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, England U-20s has been one of the best age grade sides in the world for some time. But this season they have already lost two games to Scotland …

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Irish Places There For The Taking – McFadden

Ireland winger Fergus McFadden insists all those selected for the Irish Wolfhounds clash with England Saxons at Irish Independent Park hope their performance could lead to a selection for Ireland’s 6 Nations clash with Italy next week. McFadden is named in an exciting back-line which includes fellow Leinster backs Luke Fitzgerald and Gordon D’Arcy along with the Munster pair of …

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