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Jack Yates

Jack Yates
Jack achieved a Journalism degree from Bournemouth University and if he's not writing about rugby you can find him playing or refereeing it.

Crossing Codes: Has New Sale Acquisition Charnley Got What It Takes?

WIGAN, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Josh Charnley of Wigan Warriors beats Julian Busquet and Glenn Stewart of Catalans Dragons during the First Utility Super League match between Wigan Warriors and Catalans Dragons at DW Stadium on February 5, 2016 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks recently announced the signing of England and Wigan winger Josh Charnley, who will arrive in Salford at the end of this year’s Super League season, adding his name to a growing list of ‘code-crossers’ looking to succeed in both variations of the game. Many players of differing positions and statures have attempted to bridge the gap between league …

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England’s Summer Tour To Australia: Who Gets The Nod?

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on March 17, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

As Eddie Jones’ first XV begins to take shape, England’s tour down under in June will provide the perfect opportunity to try out a number of as yet unseen combinations, writes Jack Yates. Admittedly Jones’ predecessor Stuart Lancaster was castigated for his employment of an over-abundance of pairings, nowhere more so than in the centres, utilising no fewer than 13 …

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