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Watch: Freddie Burns Pays Beautiful Tribute To ‘Inspirational’ Tom Youngs [Exclusive]

Speaking exclusively to Pundit Arena’s Nick Heath, Freddie Burns spoke about teammate Tom Youngs and how the Leicester hooker continues to be an inspiration to his team. Tom Youngs wife, Tiffany Youngs, was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer having previously fought and beaten the horrible illness back in 2014. With the entire family completely distraught by the horrific diagnosis, Tom’s …

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The England ‘Forgotten’ XV

With England being spoilt for choice in terms of depth and the quality of talent available to the coaching team, we take a look at the players who have largely been ignored since the Eddie Jones era began back in December 2015. David Wilson One of three tighthead props in Stuart Lancaster’s 2015 World Cup squad, experienced head Wilson has …

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Richard Cockerill Leaves Leicester Tigers

English club Leicester Tigers have announced that Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill is to leave his position with immediate effect. Cockerill’s association with the club is a long one given he is a former Tigers player himself and has been on the club’s coaching staff since 2004. He took up the position of Director of Rugby back in 2010. However, …

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The England ‘I Can’t Believe He’s Not Been Picked!’ XV

Every England fan has been there. Whenever a squad is announced, there are always a few players that a supporter would like to see included but is sad to see them missing out. To Eddie Jones’ credit, he has done a superb job of balancing youth with experience, raw talent with reliability and consistency. Yet even when the Australian is …

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Analysis: What England’s Latest EPS Really Tells Us

The changes to England’s EPS system and the way Eddie Jones announces his squad mean that we gain a greater insight into the coach’s selection thinking and it makes for very interesting study indeed. Eddie Jones names his final squad for the Autumn Internationals on 29th October, meaning those players inside and outside the coming three day training camp have …

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Three Winners And Losers From The England Squad Announcement

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England Head Coach Eddie Jones has announced his 45-man Elite Playing Squad and as always there have been a couple of first-time call ups and notable absentees. Jones has called up seven uncapped players into his latest EPS squad with Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks) Sam Jones (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps) and Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers) all coming into the forwards, while srum-half …

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Five England Players Who Have Massive Points To Prove This Season

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manu Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Competition for places in the England squad is intense. Although England fans did not know it at the time, this time last year Stuart Lancaster’s team were about to embark on a disastrous World Cup campaign. Fast forward twelve months, and England find themselves in a completely different place. Under the guidance of Eddie Jones, the Red Rose have claimed a Grand …

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Youngs Appointed As New Leicester Tigers Captain

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Ben Youngs of Leicester runs with the ball watched by his brother Tom Youngs during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Gloucester at Welford Road on December 29, 2012 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill has today confirmed the appointment of England international hooker Tom Youngs as club captain heading into the 2016/17 season. The 29-year old hooker has made over a hundred appearances for the Aviva Premiership club as well as amassing 28 England caps thus far in his career and was also a member of the British …

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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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Striking A Balance: England’s New Generation Of Hookers

The wonderful ball-handling skills of the likes of new caps Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jamie George have won over fans and pundits alike in both the Aviva Premiership and now on the international stage, but even younger tyros like Harry Thacker and Jack Walker are beginning to make an impression. Yet so often England have turned their backs on fluidity in …

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The Under Appreciated England XV

Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons - Aviva Premiership

England possess a number of players who are not wholly appreciated outside of their clubs. Although most rugby fans get excited before an international squad announcement, generally coaches might only include two or three new faces. While some might criticise coaches for being too conservative in their selections, given the cut throat nature of international rugby, those in charge have little …

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Leicester Tigers Hooker Tom Youngs Ruled Out For The Rest Of The Season

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Tom Youngs, the Leicester hooker throws the ball during the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers at Franklin's Gardens on May 16, 2014 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England international hooker Tom Youngs has been ruled out for the rest of the season, after undergoing back surgery. The 29 year-old was first choice hooker for the World Cup, but Eddie Jones dropped him in favour of new captain Dylan Hartley. Leicester Director of rugby Richard Cockerill spoke to BBC about the severity of the injury. “He had surgery to correct a …

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