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Paul Wassell

Paul Wassell
Paul is an English teacher by day and an avid rugby fan the rest of the time. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook, or contact him at [email protected]

Why You Must Watch England V Barbarians

Eddie Jones’ young England side take on the world famous Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday, but despite it being a non-cap affair this match could well prove pivotal to the country’s rugby future. The end-of-season matches between the men in white and the invitational Baa Baas can often be viewed as a bit of a damp squib before the Test squad …

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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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Wales Lose Two Coaches For Summer Tour

Two coaches have withdrawn from Wales’ tour to Tonga and Samoa this summer, hampering preparations for a squad missing 12 of its frontline players due to Lions duty. Cardiff Blues coach Danny Wilson was originally named as part of interim head coach Robin McBryde’s coaching team back in December, along with fellow regional coaches Matt Sherratt (also Cardiff Blues) and …

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Exclusive – Lions On Lions: Four 2005 Tourists Talk New Zealand

With the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand the first time the iconic side has faced the All Blacks in 12 years, Pundit Arena caught up with four 2005 tourists from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland to get their thoughts on their experiences and what they hope for this summer. We spoke to Ireland’s Shane Byrne, Scotland’s Chris Cusiter, England’s Andy …

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The England Outcast XV

Eddie Jones shocked many England fans when he named 15 uncapped players in his squad to tour Argentina this summer, but in doing so he axed or ignored a number of individuals whom many would consider next in line or in form for their clubs. We put together a starting XV made up of just some of these players. The …

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Five Things Eddie Jones’ England Squad Tells Us

Wow. That is the best word to describe Eddie Jones’ unorthodox squad selected to tour Argentina this summer. No one expected the Australian to select fifteen – yes, fifteen – uncapped players in his 31-man squad, but Jones really has torn up the England selection rulebook this time around. 16 of the country’s finest players are joining up with the …

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The Likely England XV To Take On Argentina

Now that the dust has settled on today’s Lions squad announcement, Eddie Jones and his England coaching panel can start to work out which players they will take on their two-Test tour of Argentina this summer. Previously, Jones has spoken of not resting big name players until the autumn, so it is very likely he will take all his major …

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