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England Pair Cited For Foul Play

READING, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Owen Farrell of Saracens handles the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup Semi Final between Saracens and Wasps at the Madejski Stadium on April 23, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

It is bad news for England, but after the actions of some of their finest players it is hardly a surprise that citings have been handed down for foul play. Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler was seen kicking the Grenoble hooker in the head last weekend during the Quins’ Challenge Cup game. He got away with it during the match, …

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England: Timing Of Marler Kick Couldn’t Be Worse Ahead Of Summer Tour

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Joe Marler of Harlequins looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Given the spotlight on Joe Marler at the moment, even when he’s in the dark he must still feel rugby’s glare on him. Friday’s return from suspension saw the England loosehead turn in a dominant display at scrum-time up against Dayna Edwards and Walter Desmaison of Grenoble, but that became the footnote to his comeback. Instead all the talking has …

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A XV Selected From The Vast Abundance Of Foreign Talent Within The Premiership

BARNET, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Charles Piutau of Wasps scores a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Wasps at Allianz Park on February 14, in Barnet, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The Aviva Premiership gains more and more world-class foreign players each season. For example, next season Saracens will benefit from having World Cup winner Schalk Burger in their pack. There is an attraction that the English top division has that other leagues apart from the Top 14 just cannot compete with. The atmosphere, players and the competitions are all reasons …

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Aviva Premiership: Ones To Watch This Weekend

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: during day 2 of the HSBC Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium on February 07, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Gallo Images)

Paul Wassell takes a closer look at the standout fixtures happening in the Aviva Premiership this weekend. _____ Harlequins vs Leicester, Friday 19th February (Kick-off: 7:45pm) After last weekend’s 28-6 loss to Gloucester, Harlequins will be looking to make amends against a revived Leicester outfit. Marland Yarde will be looking to show Eddie Jones what he is missing out on …

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Assessing England’s Uncapped Brigade

As Eddie Jones prepares to pen the next chapter in English rugby history books, he does so lumbered with a number of the same characters from the previous instalments. With his hands bound by Elite Player Squad regulations, the Australian – the first foreign head coach appointed by the RFU – is permitted to make only ten changes to the …

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Marland Yarde Commits His Long-Term Future To Quins

England winger Marland Yarde has signed a new multi-year contract with Harlequins after the club confirmed the deal on their website this afternoon. Yarde has scored nine tries in 30 games for Quins after making the move across London from London Irish last year and is delighted to commit his future to the club, claiming it to be a very …

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Moving To Munster May Be The Right Option For Madigan

The precarious nature of Ian Madigan’s contract negotiations have had many speculating on the future of Leinster’s versatile inside-back, and with Bristol and Harlequins both emerging as potential suitors, the IRFU will have to somehow convince the mercurial 26-year-old to stay on home soil. Madigan is a direct product of the Irish youth system having come up through the ranks from …

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Watch: Tim Visser’s Mesmerising Run vs Bath Was One For the Ages

Tim Visser’s debut for his new side, Harlequins, couldn’t have gone much better, with his team running out 38-28 winners against Bath.  One piece of individual brilliance has, however, stood out. It begins with Visser brilliantly catching the ball from a height before easily turning his opponent. He wasn’t done there though, as he sidestepped Bath’s oncoming players before eventually being taken …

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Tom Wood Accused Of Undermining Chris Robshaw’s Captaincy

Tom Wood was involved in a Twitter spat over England captaincy. The fallout from England’s disastrous World Cup campaign shows no sign of abating, after Tom Wood was accused of undermining the captaincy of Chris Robshaw. The accusation was made by Robshaw’s Harlequins team mate, Dave Ward, who was clearly angered by comments made by Wood during an interview with the Daily Mail. During …

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