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Andy Goode Column: The Teams I Expect To Lose Out In The Tightest Relegation Dog Fight We Have Ever Seen

Harlequins v Bristol - Aviva Premiership

Not only will the race for the play-off positions be massively competitive this season, but for those fighting to avoid the drop into the Championship, the coming campaign will be truly testing. In all, there are four or five teams who could potentially go down, with established sides such as Gloucester and Harlequins in danger of becoming entangled in the …

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Eddie Jones’ Red Rose Picks: The Top Three English Contenders In Each Position

Given the depth of talent available to England head coach Eddie Jones, it’s often hard to narrow down options to just one or two in each position across the rugby field.  However, ahead of the Autumn internationals, we’ve chosen our top English picks in every position on the field, assessing each player’s possible contribution to the Red Rose cause in the …

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An England XV Made Up Of Players Born Abroad

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Dylan Hartley of England sings the national anthem prior to the Old Mutual Wealth Cup match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on May 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

England’s depth of players has never been in doubt. The population, the love of rugby and the funding pumped in outweighs other rugby-playing countries. Following many Under-20 World Cup wins, England claim to have the best youth system in the world, which it may be, but with help from abroad. However, as we know in international rugby, not everyone is as …

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Analysis: If ‘North’ England played ‘South’ England, Who Would Win?

Is there a North/South divide in English rugby? We split the Premiership clubs’ England-qualified player bases into two geographical halves to take a look at what English ‘North’ and ‘South’ teams might look like, with some interesting results. Please note that Midlands clubs have been divided up into either side depending on their geographical proximity to what are commonly known …

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Chris Ashton Determined To Work His Way Back Into England Team

Saracens winger Chris Ashton has said that he is determined to play international rugby again after a recent meeting with England coach Eddie Jones. Ashton was excluded from Jones’ 32-man squad to tour Australia during the summer and has not played for England since Jones took charge of the Red Rose in November 2015. Jones has been very honest about …

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Aviva Premiership Team Of The Week- Round One

Saracens v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

The Aviva Premiership has begun! It’s been an enthralling, fanatic and energetic start to the 2016/17 season. Saracens carried on their dominance over English rugby with the largest win of the weekend against Worcester Warriors. Leicester Tigers produced a record breaking comeback against Gloucester to come out on top at Kingsholm. Meanwhile in Newcastle, the Falcons managed to pick up …

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Aviva Premiership 2015-2016: The Top Ten Of Everything – Part 2

In the first part of this article we looked at the Premiership’s top ten tacklers, offloaders and more in last season’s Aviva Premiership competition. Now we take a look at the turnover kings, the penalty machines, the best breakers and beyond. Top Ten Total Penalties Conceded Nic Schonert (Worcester)    33 Henry Thomas (Bath)        30 Jamie Gibson (Northampton)     29 …

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By Numbers: Harlequins In The Premiership

Harlequins won the Premiership for the first time in their history back in 2012, but their time in the league has been as patchwork in nature as their kit. The multi-coloured advocates of expansive English rugby certainly throw up a few surprises as we look at the statistics. Team Records Biggest win: 52-0 against London Welsh at The Stoop on …

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