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World Rugby Release Statement After Assistant Referee Bizarrely Attends England Training

World Rugby have admitted their error in allowing Marius Van Der Westhuizen attend England training this week… Ahead of England vs Ireland on Saturday afternoon, tensions have been bubbling all week. With Ireland chasing the Grand Slam and England eager to avoid a third consecutive loss, the stakes are higher than usual for the fixture. Earlier in the week, England brought Marius …

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England Opposed Law Change That Could Redefine The Ruck

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Dylan Hartley (C) the England captain talks to referee Romain Poite as Abraham Steyn (R) of Italy and James Haskell (L) of England looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham Stadium on February 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

Rugby is set for a seismic shift in its laws with the sport’s governing bodies trying their utmost to simplify the confusing aspects of the game. The law book could be cut by as much as 50% under the “Laws Simplification Project” commissioned by the World Rugby Council. They aim to have completed the process by late next year. The …

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England’s World Cup Pool Has Now Been Confirmed

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Following the thrilling conclusion of the Lions tour last week, attentions have already turned to two years time and the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The draw was made for the pool stages of the competition earlier this year with the final spots in each group to be confirmed by later results. Pool C consisted of England, France, Argentina, USA and …

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England Player Ratings V Barbarians

After England’s impressive win over an experienced Barbarians outfit, we rate the entire 23 out of 10. _________ 1. Ellis Genge 6 Got on top of Census Johnston on a few occasions at scrum time and offered some of his trademark barrelling runs in the loose. Will likely start against Argentina to earn his second cap. _________ 2. Jack Singleton …

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The Likely England XV To Take On The Barbarians

With England coach Eddie Jones having named his squad to take on the Barbarians next Sunday, we put together a team of the players Jones is likely to field in the match. Because Jones is unable to select any Wasps or Exeter players involved in next weekend’s Premiership final, as well as any internationals involved with Lions training, it means …

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Star Names Unveiled For Barbarians’ England Match

Rugby’s legendary Barbarians take on England for the Old Mutual Wealth Cup on 28th May, and head coach Vern Cotter has announced some stellar names to feature for the visiting invitational team. Australian legends Adam Ashley-Cooper and Will Genia will join Argentina’s Facundo Ice and Samoa’s Census Johnston – all of whom currently ply their trade in France – in …

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A Fool’s Hope: Five Reasons Scotland Can Go To Twickenham And Win

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Stuart Hogg of Scotland celebrates at full time during the 6 Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

All the talk this weekend is surrounding England’s bid for history, as they seek an 18th consecutive test victory, and rightly so. All the while, they pursue a second Grand Slam in a row. However, Scotland have performed admirably to date in this year’s Championship, and travel to London in search of a first Triple Crown since 1990. Should they …

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Aviva Premiership: Race for the Top Four Gathers Pace

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Brad Barritt, the Saracens captain, raises the Aviva Premiership trophy after their victory during the Aviva Premiership final match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on May 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s Premiership has been rumbling on these last few weeks whilst people’s attention has been drawn to the international arena, it has got awful tight in the top half. Five teams look to be vying for a spot in May’s play-offs and a shot at lifting the trophy at the home of rugby. Wasps currently sit pretty, six points clear …

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England Player Ratings V France

The worst performance by England under coach Eddie Jones saw the side do just enough to get over the finish line and earn an historic fifteenth consecutive victory, but the impact of the bench in the second half will certainly provide Jones with some selection headaches for next week’s match against Wales in Cardiff. 1) Joe Marler 5 This was …

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Watch: Adam Jones Channels His Inner Fly Half After Expertly Slotting Toe Poked Penalty In Twickenham

Although Adam Jones might be better known for his scrummaging and crazed hair style, he has clearly added a string to his bow in recent years, demonstrating a calmness when given the opportunity to kick for goal. Jones, who recently signed a new contract extension with Harlequins that will see him become a player/coach at the Stoop, was spotted warming up …

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Gloucester Coach Denies Saint-Andre Rumours

Gloucester Director of Rugby David Humphreys has vehemently denied that the club may bring in former coach Philippe Saint-Andre as his replacement. Billionaire Mohed Altrad – current owner of Top 14 side Montpellier – is looking to buy the club and take over from majority shareholder Martin St Quinton. Recent media reports have suggested Altrad wants to bring in his …

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