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Leaked Footage Emerges Of Wales And England Scrum Training


Ahead of their opening November internationals this coming weekend, Wales and England are going through some last minute preparations. The Red Rose are facing Argentina in their first test, while the Welsh will host Australia in the Principality Stadium. It emerged last week that Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland were colluding to prep their teams ahead of the ties, by …

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Five Reasons Ireland Can Halt England’s Grand Slam Dreams

England come to town on Saturday, looking to create history. Eddie Jones’ side are hot on the heels of a second consecutive Grand Slam, and they will break the record for consecutive test victories in the process. However, they arguably face their toughest task to date in this 18-and-counting win-streak, as Joe Schmidt’s side look for redemption after a bruising …

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World Rugby Announce Seven New Law Changes That Will Come Into Effect On July 1

Some of rugby’s most recent law changes come into effect next month. Rugby is an ever evolving sport. At the beginning of each World Cup cycle, World Rugby address some of the issues affecting the game by altering it’s laws. Although rugby’s governing body sometimes make changes in order to create a fast flowing more entertaining game, they also endeavour to produce a safer sport. The …

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Video: The Law Changes That Could Change Rugby Forever

New Zealand v Australia - Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

World Rugby could be about to change the way rugby is played. When World Rugby announced they would be trialling a series of law variations in a number of tournaments around the globe this year, supports greeted the news with both interest and despair. While most fans agree that some intervention is necessary in order to save the game from the …

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Four Reasons Why England Will Beat Ireland

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Eddie Jones,(L) the England head coach faces the media alongside his captain Dylan Hartley during the England media conference held at Pennyhill Park on February 25, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Today is the day when England and Ireland go to battle at Twickenham Stadium. It’s a highly anticipated fixture, as each team looks to prove their worth against the very best of European opposition. England have had the better start this campaign with a second half rout against Italy impressing many rugby aficionados. In contrast, Ireland battled hard to draw against …

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Who Will Eddie Jones Choose As England’s Next Prop Stars?

Over the years England has produced some of the world’s best prop forwards. The 1970s saw the likes of Fran Cotton and Mike Burton debut, followed in the 1980s by the brute force of Phil Blakeway and the skilful Jeff Probyn. Next, the 1990s produced England’s most capped player, Jason Leonard, as well as the emergence of grand slam winner …

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Ian Peel Appointed England Rugby Scrum Coach

Eddie Jones’ coaching ticket for the England rugby team has just got considerably stronger, with the RFU confirming that Ian Peel will undertake the role of scrum coach for the Six Nations in 2016. Peel is a proven winner, and was the England u20 head coach. He will leave his position as an International Performance Coach with the RFU to join …

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Five Reasons Why England Will Beat Australia

England face Australia in Twickenham on Saturday night knowing that they must win in order to keep their World Cup alive. Brian Barry argues that Stuart Lancaster’s side will bounce back from their loss to Wales last week, and defeat the Wallabies. _____ Precedent Recent ties would suggest that Australia are a good match-up for England. Out of the last five …

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Video: France Scrum Destroyed By Japan, 72kg Lighter

France made light work of Japan in Saturday’s u20 World Cup encounter, winning 47-7. But credit must go to the Japan pack, who dominated their French counterparts at scrum-time. It is a myth that bigger forwards pre-meditate a bigger scrum. Despite the fact that the Japanese weighed 9kg lighter per man on average, they completely dominated the set-piece. The French …

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