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A List Of Every Premier League Player Going To Euro 2016

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 26: Chris Smalling of England and Mesut Oezil of Germany compete for the ball during the International Friendly match between Germany and England at Olympiastadion on March 26, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The full list of players going to Euro 2016 was submitted to UEFA yesterday, comprising of 552 players representing 24 nations. Of those players, 103 ply their trade in the Premier League, with 50 more playing outside of England’s top division. In total, 153 play in the English leagues – more than double that of any other nation. 18 of the 24 …

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England Announce Squad Replacement For Manu Tuilagi

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Luther Burrell of England goes over for his side's first try during the Old Mutual Wealth Cup match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on May 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell has been called into the England squad by Eddie Jones as a replacement for the injured Manu Tuilagi who was ruled out following Leicester Tigers Aviva Premiership semi-final to Saracens. The twenty eight year-old, 6 ft 3 in centre is coming into the squad to tour Australia with a total of fourteen international caps to …

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Eddie Jones: We Beat Wales Five Tries To One And You Want To Talk About Missed Goals?

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, faces the media during the media session held at Pennyhill Park on February 22, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Never one to pull any punches, England head coach Eddie Jones was brutually honest in his assessment of the media’s reaction to the Red Rose’s 27-13 victory over Wales. Jones highlighted the ‘negativity’ he has perceived from the English media, with many pundits choosing to focus on George Ford’s missed kicks rather than how England put five tries on the visitors. …

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Eddie Jones Criticises England Fans After George Ford Was Jeered

England Media Access

George Ford had a poor day in front of goal, missing six of his seven kicks. It was generally accepted before today’s game that George Ford has not enjoyed his best season. Despite winning the Grand Slam with England, Ford was overshadowed by Owen Farrell at inside centre, while Bath have struggled throughout this campaign. However things went from bad …

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Opinion: Why England V Wales Spells Danger For Player Welfare

This time last year, an England XV was lining up to face the Barbarians at Twickenham. Featuring a mixture of some established players and a number of up-and-coming individuals, it was a joyous affair involving attacking rugby and no shortage of flair, nous and vivaciousness. Now, arguably the strongest team England can field will line up against a powerful Wales …

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This Rumoured England XV Leaves Little Room For Experimentation

Eddie Jones is set to select a strong starting XV against Wales. If there ever was a game where the coaches of both England and Wales could experiment, this weekend’s clash is it. Given that the fixture was scheduled so as to compensate clubs for the disruption caused during the World Cup, both Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland would have been forgiven …

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Leicester Tigers Sign England International Prop

CREMONA, ITALY - JUNE 20: Ellis Genge of England looks on during the World Rugby U20 Championship final match between England and New Zealand at Stadio Giovanni Zini on June 20, 2015 in Cremona, Italy. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers have completed the signing of loosehead prop Ellis Genge from Bristol Rugby. Genge has signed a long term contract with the Midlands club after having spent the last three months on loan with the side making five appearances including Leicester’s semi-final throbbing by Saracens last weekend. Genge impressed in each of his five outings so much so that …

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Chris Robshaw Exclusive: The Inclusion Of Ben Te’o Will Not Dilute Our Sense Of English Identity

Ben Te’o could make his debut against Australia next month. Last weekend Chris Robshaw joined 30 of the best schoolboys from this year’s NatWest Schools Cup. Alongside a number of coaches, Robshaw put the youngsters through their paces, before reviewing their training session with the help of England’s video analysts and players. As part of the NatWest Schools Cup Academy Day, the players …

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England v Wales: Eddie Jones Must Weigh Up His Centre Options Quickly

With Manu Tuilagi out of England’s one-off Test against Wales on 29th May, Owen Farrell starting for Saracens and Henry Slade preoccupied with Exeter in the Premiership final the day before, the chance for another player to come forward and persuade Eddie Jones that he should wear the 12 shirt has suddenly arisen. Eddie Jones named both Luther Burrell and …

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Watch: Dan Norton Scores Insane Try As England Crush Fiji And Offer Hope For The Olympics

Simon Amor’s England Sevens team humiliated World Series title-holders Fiji in London and made a mockery of Jarryd Hayne’s first tournament for his adopted country in the process. England scored five tries, including two from winger Dan Norton, to claim an impressive 31 – 10 victory over the World Series leaders Fiji at Twickenham. Although England are having a somewhat …

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England vs Wales: Eddie Jones’ Potential XV

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Eddie Jones, the England head coach looks on during the England training session held at Brighton College on May 17, 2016 in Brighton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones named his training squad for a three-day camp in Brighton last week in preparation for England’s one-off Test against Wales. However, shorn of his Aviva Premiership semi-finalist players (those from Saracens, Exeter, Wasps and Leicester), we look at all the possible XVs that could end up playing Wales’ best on May 29th. With World Cup seedings to be …

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Adam Jones Selects An Interesting Looking Lions XV

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 2

Debate surrounding lions selection has already begun. Despite the fact that the Lions will not tour New Zealand for another 13 months, debates as to the possible make up of the test team have been raging for some time. In the aftermath of the World Cup, some of Sky’s pundits selected touring sides that did not contain many England players. Given …

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England’s ‘Double-Barrelled’ XV

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Saints players George North (l) and James Wilson attempt to halt James Simpson-Daniel of Gloucester during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Northampton Saints at Kingsholm Stadium on September 21, 2013 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

England has always had a strong cultural tradition of double-barrelled surnames, where two names are hyphenated together, normally to preserve both family names in a marriage – particularly in the past where there was no male descendants to keep a family name alive. Here we take a look at a XV made up of players with double-barrelled names. 1) Nick Drake-Lee …

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Talks Under Way To Introduce A System Of Relegation Into Six Nations

France v England - RBS Six Nations

The Six Nations could be about to undergo a radical overhaul. Writing in The Rugby Paper, Peter Jackson has reported that Six Nations organisers are considering introducing a system of promotion and relegation between the championship and the European Nations Cup. Although many commentators have argued for the introduction of such a system, Six Nations chiefs have dismissed any such calls …

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International Rugby: Some Of The More Unusual Retirement Choices

In recent times former Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter announced he would retire from rugby in order to start up his own whisky business in Los Angeles, while Wasps hooker Edd Shervington has decided to pursue a West End acting and singing career. However, what other unusual retirement plans have players got themselves stuck into? Fran Cotton After a fantastic career …

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