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Ireland U-20’s Name Starting XV For England Game Tomorrow

Ireland have named the team that will face off against England in tomorrow’s World Rugby U20’s Championships. Noel McNamara’s men will look to kick off their World Rugby U-20 championship with a win in their opening fixture against neighbours England. The tournament will take place in Argentina between June 4 and 22 and the Irish have been drawn in Pool …

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Opinion: It’s Time For Scottish Rugby To Break Free Of History

After a successful Scotland autumn campaign and a rampant Glasgow team in the European Champions Cup, it feels like a change is happening in Scottish rugby. In a year that has seen Ireland conquer the All Blacks for the first time and England win a first grand slam in 13 years, Scotland must follow suit, build on its excellent foundations …

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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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Opinion: What Eddie Jones’ England EPS Squad Tells Us

Eddie Jones has today named his England EPS squad, but what exactly does it suggest about his plans for the Autumn Internationals and beyond? As per the new ‘progressive partnership’ between England and the Premiership clubs, 45 players will join up with the England coaching staff in both August and October before the Autumn International window begins. Therefore it’s important …

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All Change Please: England Turn Disaster Into Delight Across The Board

Although the media focus has been on England’s glorious and unprecedented series win in Australia, English rugby has gone from absolute misery to majesty in only a few months across all levels. Back in November things were looking pretty disastrous for England. Images of a downtrodden Stuart Lancaster – a man broken by the strains and stresses of a home …

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Wales U20s Narrowly Lose Out Against New Zealand

After New Zealand’s shock 33 – 24 loss to Ireland last Sunday, expectations were great on the Baby Blacks to bounce back with a victory against a Wales side that had only just defeated minnows Georgia 10-9 previously in the U20s Championship. Yet like their senior counterparts, the Wales U20s team put in a terrific and ferocious performance that almost …

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Watch: The Best Tries From The U20 Championship

As the Junior World Championship continues in Manchester, there have been some surprising results but some even more spectacular tries scored throughout the two match days so far. Check out the best scores from day one. Watch the beautiful running lines from Japan, the brute force of France’s scrum, some simply amazing counter-attacking skills from Wales, some astounding handling skills …

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Watch: Best Tries From World Rugby’s U-20s Trophy

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The World Rugby U-20s Trophy showcases the best talent from eight emerging nations’ player bases. Here, we have a look at some of the best tries so far from the 2016 edition of the tournament being held in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe sizzler Is this the best try you’ve seen all year? Wonderful skill from @zimbabwerugby at #WorldRugbyU20s Trophyhttps://t.co/47XNoPtDUQ — World Rugby …

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The Sad Death Of Rugby’s ‘A’ Game

CORK, IRELAND - JANUARY 30: England's Elliot Daly takes on the Irish defence during the International match between the Ireland Wolfhounds and England Saxons at Irish Independent Park on January 30, 2015 in Cork, Ireland. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

Every nation should have a clear pathway from grassroots to the elite team, but in the northern hemisphere in particular the existence of ‘A’ fixtures is under threat. Traditionally, these fixtures have provided international set-ups with the opportunity to look at second string players or bed in bolters or up-and-coming players into the international set-up. In recent years only Ireland, …

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