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Sale Sharks Sack Player After Team Leak Allegations

Sale Sharks v Harlequins - Aviva Premiership

Sale Sharks have today announced that winger Tom Arscott has had his contract terminated with the club. The statement released on behalf of the club reads: “Sale Sharks have today terminated the contract of Tom Arscott with immediate effect following a disciplinary investigation and hearing. No further comment will be made in accordance with the club’s disciplinary procedure.” It is …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Inside Centre Options

Guinness Series, Soldier Field, Chicago, USA 5/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw is tackled by New Zealand All Blacks’s Aaron Cruden

The tenth article in a series analyses the options Warren Gatland has at inside centre for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. Five centres were chosen for the 2013 Lions tour of Australia, with Owen Farrell filling the 12 jersey on occasion (even though he was chosen as a fly-half). With it being expected that Farrell …

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RFU To Push For Five-Year Residency Rule

England v South Africa - Old Mutual Wealth Series

England’s governing body, the RFU, are to push for the existing global residency rule to be extended from three years to five, meaning players not born in or with parentage from their adopted country must live in that nation for at least five years to qualify. According to The Telegraph, the RFU’s chief executive is keen to see a change …

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Top England Prospect Ellis Genge Commits Himself to Leicester

England Training Session

Since making the switch to Leicester Tigers last year, Ellis Genge has seen his promising kick into high gear. Now, despite his mentor Richard Cockerill’s departure from the Tigers, Genge is eager to commit his future to the club. The 21-year-old was brought to Leicester by Cockerill last season from Bristol and since joining the club, has steadily improved to …

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What Is Elliot Daly’s Best Position For England?

England v South Africa - International Match

England tyro Elliot Daly has already played in two positions for his country in his fledging international career and could line up for the national team at fullback as well, but where on the pitch would be best for him, his country and his future? We assess his options. Whilst Daly is a prodigious talent and has been impressive for …

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Dylan Hartley Must Complete Fitness Test In Order To Start For England In Six Nations

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Dylan Hartley of England looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham Stadium on February 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

England captain Dylan Hartley must prove his fitness in order to start against France in the Six Nations. The hooker is currently serving a six-week ban for striking Leinster flanker Sean O’Brien in the European Champions Cup. This means that the tie with France would be his first bit of action since early December. With Jamie George impressing for Saracens, Eddie …

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