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Is This The Most Open Six Nations Ever?

Six Nations EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Keith Earls of Ireland during the RBS 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Going into this year’s Six Nations, England and Ireland were clear favourites and it was expected that it would be an open tournament for the other nations competing for the third to sixth spots. However, after this weekend’s set of games with Scotland’s unexpected win over Ireland, England looking far from the heights that they hit in 2016 and Italy improving …

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With England’s Back-Row Taking Another Hit, What Are Jones’ Options Now?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Eddie Jones,(L) the England head coach looks on with skills coach Glen Ella during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After sustaining an ankle injury playing in Harlequins’ 36-25 loss to Exeter last weekend, Jack Clifford is set to be out of action for ten weeks, as the injury requires surgery. Therefore, he will not be available for England’s four autumn internationals starting on November 12. This means Eddie Jones will need another think about his back-row options. With James Haskell …

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