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England vs Wales: Eddie Jones’ Potential XV

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Eddie Jones, the England head coach looks on during the England training session held at Brighton College on May 17, 2016 in Brighton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones named his training squad for a three-day camp in Brighton last week in preparation for England’s one-off Test against Wales. However, shorn of his Aviva Premiership semi-finalist players (those from Saracens, Exeter, Wasps and Leicester), we look at all the possible XVs that could end up playing Wales’ best on May 29th. With World Cup seedings to be …

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Supporters Can’t Understand Why Ben Botica Surrendered Possession To Hand Montpellier Victory

Harlequins v Montpellier - European Rugby Challenge Cup Final

Ben Botica inexplicably kicked down field when Harlequins needed to score a try. Although it seemed as if Harlequins were simply going to be overpowered by Montpellier in the Challenge Cup final, Conor O’Shea’s side found themselves chasing an unlikely draw as the clock ticked past the 80 minute mark. Although Harlequins seemed to be dead and buried mid way …

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A Secret History: The Story Of London Irish

READING, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: London Irish fans wave flags during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Northampton Saints at Madejski Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

“They say they will return again, But they won’t say exactly when…” Those are the closing lines from a song aptly named ‘London Irish’ by The Divine Comedy. With the Reading-based club’s relegation fate all but sealed after losing to Harlequins on Sunday, the Premiership is waving goodbye to one of its most historic clubs. Yet it seems few know …

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Is English Rugby Still Elitist?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Statues are pictured outside Twickenham stadium during an England squad announcement at Twickenham stadium on January 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

For much of English rugby’s history the game has been regarded by many as one dominated by the middle and upper classes, while football was generally the preserve of the working class. However, has professionalism helped to change rugby’s appeal and is it now a more open game? To look at this issue, it’s important to analyse the educational make-up …

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Potential England U-23 Team For Tour Of South Africa

EXETER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: Sam Underhill of the Ospreys reacts during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Exeter Chiefs and Ospreys at Sandy Park on January 24, 2016 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

With a new England U-23 team likely to tour South Africa this summer, running in parallel with the senior squad’s tour of Australia as well as the U-20s Junior World Championship taking place in Manchester, it seems the nation’s playing resources are going to be stretched. However, Pundit Arena writer Alan Drumm pointed out that Eddie Jones has plenty of …

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Eddie Jones Unveils Squad For Wales Showdown

England Media Access

Eddie Jones has been forced into some changes. With the weekend’s Premiership action having come to an end, Eddie Jones has announced his 33 man squad for England’s anticipated showdown with Wales this weekend. As expected, Courtney Lawes has missed out through injury, with Leicester’s Ed Slater selected instead. Elsewhere, Luther Burrell will join those selected to train at Pennyhill Park …

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Potential England Squad For The Summer Tour Of Australia

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Luke Cowan-Dickie looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on August 10, 2015 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s last ‘proper’ tour of the southern hemisphere was back in 2012 when they went to South Africa. The tour of New Zealand is discounted as – due to the farce over the Premiership final clashing with England’s tour – essentially two different squads were sent over. In 2013 England sent a Lionless squad to Argentina and so was not …

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Opinion: Why We Should Thank Ex-England Coach Stuart Lancaster

during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on September 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

Stuart Lancaster’s time in charge of England ended with scathing criticism from both the media and fans alike, but now that the dust has settled, is it time to re-evaluate his tenure and what he achieved with England? Lancaster’s time in charge of England ended where it began: a miserable World Cup curtailed with an early exit. Back in 2011, …

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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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