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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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Eddie Jones Expected To Name Injured Trio In England’s Six Nations Squad

England v Australia - Old Mutual Wealth Series

Although England maybe the defending Grand Slam champions and are coming off the back of an undefeated year, Eddie Jones’ side maybe a little vulnerable coming into this season’s Six Nations. Jones will definitely be without Billy Vunipola and Chris Robshaw, while the participation of Mako Vunipola and Joe Marler in the early rounds of the Championship is in doubt. In …

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Teimana Harrison Makes Big Claim For England Selection With Two Try Display Against Castres

For the first time during his tenure as England boss, Eddie Jones is genuinely stuck for options in his backrow. Ever since Jones’ first game in charge against Scotland last year, the Australian has placed near implicit trust in the backrow trio of Billy Vunipola, Chris Robshaw and James Haskell. The trio were an integral part of England’s Grand Slam …

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Saracens Set To Move For Northampton Saints Flanker

Northampton Saints v Benetton Treviso - European Rugby Champions Cup

Although the Northampton Saints have recorded three consecutive victories following their concession of 97 points in their back-to-back Champions Cup games against Leinster, the atmosphere surrounding the club has yet to improve. Questions continue to hang over their handling of the George North affair, reports emanating from Ireland suggest that JJ Hanrahan could be on his way back to Munster, and …

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The Form Lions XV Ahead Of The Six Nations

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Although the Six Nations will prove the greatest indicator in determining the make-up of the Lions squad, it’s difficult not to consider and debate who might be included before the Championship kicks off next month. Nevertheless, the form of players such as Thomas Young, Gary Ringrose and Tommy Seymour could catapult those who were seen as outsiders at the beginning …

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T-Shirts Commemorating England’s 2017 Grand Slam Triumph Have Already Gone On Sale

France v England - RBS Six Nations

It’s that time of year when rugby supporters sometimes get a little carried away. Following their side’s victory over the All Blacks, Ireland fans come into the Six Nations anticipating a Grand Slam showdown with England on the final day of the Championship. Likewise, the sense of pessimism that seemed to engulf Wales during the autumn is beginning to make way …

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