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Has Eddie Jones’ England Team Peaked Too Soon?

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 11: England line up during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Principality Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

If England beat Italy this weekend, they will go level with the great South African side of the late 1990s and New Zealand’s World Cup-winning heroes of 2015, who fell at the 18th hurdle as they put together stunning winning runs that ended in 1998 and 2014 respectively. England have won their last 16 matches and have won all 23 …

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Mohed Altrad Blocked From Becoming Gloucester Majority Shareholder

Montpellier's President Mohed Altrad (C) looks on prior to the European Rugby Union Cup match between Castres and Montpellier on December 18, 2016 at the Pierre-Antoine Stadium in Castres's southern France. / AFP / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian-born billionaire Mohed Altrad will not become the majority shareholder at Gloucester Rugby, reports Gloucestershire Live. The current owner of Montpellier Herault in the Top 14 has been trying since November to acquire 54 per cent of the club’s shares, but has been told he cannot do this by the European Professional Club Rugby (EPRC) board. The rules state clearly that …

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Four England XVs Highlighting The Country’s Depth Of Talent

Eddie Jones’ England are now on an unprecedented run of victories for the country, and part of that run of unparalleled form has been down to the depth of talent the head coach can choose from. Even with regulars like Billy and Mako Vunipola, Chris Robshaw and George Kruis out of the team, the side has still defeated both France …

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Pro12 To Introduce Franchises From USA And Canada

Launch of the 2014/15 Guinness PRO12 Season 26/8/2014 General view of Guinness PRO12 trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Guinness Pro12 has been working behind the scenes to include US and Canadian franchises in a new incarnation of the league. As reported in The Scotsman, the new league format would be called the ‘Guinness Atlantic Rugby Championship’ and is planned to begin in the 2018-19 season. Such a prospect is clearly very exciting for all those involved and …

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Newcastle Falcons Secure Surprise Signing Ahead of Next Season

BARNET, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Maxime Mermoz of Leicester Tigers warms up prior to the Anglo-Welsh Cup match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on February 5, 2017 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

France international, Maxime Mermoz, who recently joined the Leicester Tigers on a short-term deal, has signed with the Newcastle Falcons for the 2017/18 season. The 30-year old joined the Tigers as injury cover for Matt Toomua and Manu Tuilagi after finding opportunities in the south of France few and far between. After tasting life in the Premiership, Mermoz has decided to join …

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