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The Midlands England XV

Having already created a team based on players born and/or bred in the North of England, we now move our focus on to those individuals who come from the Midlands. 1) Alex Waller Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, the young English loosehead went through his club’s academy before going on to make over 150 appearances for his club. Many Saints fans …

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An Uncapped England XV To Take On The World

Do England have enough depth to be able to select a team of uncapped players capable of challenging some of the best teams in the world? We’ve put together a team of some of the most promising young names in the English game. 1) Alex Waller The Northampton Saints loosehead has been close to an England call-up before; Stuart Lancaster …

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England Call Up Josh Beaumont

Sale Sharks’ number eight Josh Beaumont has been called up to the England squad as an injury replacement for Courtney Lawes, the RFU has announced. Lawes will remain with the squad over the next couple of weeks and will fly out to Portugal with the squad as part of their preparations. Beaumont himself will fly out to Portugal to join …

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The Fly Half Merry-Go-Round George Ford’s Possible Departure From Bath Could Trigger

Wasps v Bath Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

There has been a great deal of speculation over the future of George Ford. Despite having a contract that is not set to expire until the summer of 2018, since Mike Ford’s departure from Bath last season, speculation has hung over George’s future at Bath. Throughout the last number of weeks, clubs such as the Sale Sharks, Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints, …

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European Rugby Champions Cup: As It Stands After Round Two

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Michael Rhodes of Saracens is congratulated after scoring a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Scarlets at Allianz Park on October 22, 2016 in Barnet, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Twenty European clubs have completed two rounds of the pool stages of the European Rugby Champions Cup. After round two, does anyone stand out? With a third of the pool games completed and the knockout stages being determined via a table, the 20 team table has been produced as a result of the first two fixtures. Information has been gathered via http://www.epcrugby.com/europeanrugbychampionscup/pools/index.php European …

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The ‘Proper’ Northern England XV

Previously we’ve looked at dividing England’s player base into two teams of ‘north’ and ‘south’, but this time we’ve put together a team of players born and bred in the north of the country, and it’s not a bad looking side at all. 1) Davey Wilson Wilson normally plays at tighthead, but he can also cover loosehead as well. Wilson …

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Where Does England’s Danny Cipriani Rank In Eddie Jones’ Pecking Order At Fly-Half?

For England’s Danny Cipriani, the past is a foreign country that he can’t quite depart from; a brilliantly talented player, he has been permanently pigeonholed as a liability because of his previous misdemeanours. Despite flourishing at a vibrant Wasps outfit this season, he didn’t even make Eddie Jones’ expanded 45-man EPS squad for this coming international window. So, where exactly does …

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England Watch: Which Players Are On Fire In The Aviva Premiership?

Which England-qualified players took the Premiership by storm last weekend? We pick out all the best stats so you can see how your favourite players got on in the latest round of English rugby fixtures. Top EQP Tackles This Week Mike Haywood 17 Dave Attwood 17 Will Welch 17 Jacob Rowan 17 Mitch Eadie 16 Northampton Saints’ Mikey Haywood joins …

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A European Based Tier Two XV To Rattle The Northern Hemisphere

South Africa v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Many of the tier two nations have started to close the gap on their established rivals. Although the 2015 World Cup has not proved to be the watershed moment many envisaged for tier two nations, the likes of Georgia are continuing to put forward their case for international advancement. While they are unlikely to gain entry into the Six Nations any …

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