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Andy Goode Column: England Have To Keep The Ball Tight And Attack The Welsh Front Five

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Dan Cole of England is seen during the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on February 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Like almost every Wales-England game in recent times, Saturday’s match is almost impossible to call. Where one side is extremely strong, the other is very vulnerable. Take the front row for example, where Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley, and Dan Cole will be looking to plunder every available advantage at scrum time. Conversely, Rob Evans, Ken Owens, and Tomas Francis will be wanting to just survive …

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Watch: The Greatest Six Nations Battles Between England And Wales

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 5: Gavin Henson of Wales outpaces Mathew Tait of England during the RBS Six Nations game between Wales and England on February 5, 2005 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales and England have had some fantastic clashes down the years, but many have come since the beginning of the Six Nations.  Whether it’s peroxide blond Will Greenwood putting Wales to the sword, Gavin Henson’s howitzer at the start of an unlikely grand slam, James Hook scoring in every way possible, the comeback to end all comebacks, England’s Cardiff capitulation or …

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Six Questions Ahead Of The 2017 Six Nations

Port Elizabeth , South Africa - 23 June 2016; Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt during the team announcement press conference at the Boardwalk Hotel, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With the 2017 Six Nations set to kick off on the 4th of February, we take a look at some of the major talking points surrounding the teams taking part in this year’s tournament. Do Ireland deserve the ‘favourites’ tag? After beating New Zealand for the first time in their history, Irish rugby has sought to maintain the feel-good factor …

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Six Nations Team-By-Team Previews: 5th Place – Wales

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones and Jonathan Davies of Wales sing the national anthem prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Cast your mind back less than four years ago. Wales have almost single-handedly won the deciding Lions test in Australia with ten players. They were the Six Nations champions, having won the 2012 with a grand slam also. They had reason to be optimistic.   If you’d have told a Welsh fan what has happened since then they wouldn’t be …

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The Pro12’s Communications Manager Talks To Us About The Future Of The League, Conferences, Italian Participation And TV Deals

Despite the criticism directed towards the Guinness PRO12 in recent years, the league has hit back at its detractors this season by showcasing innovative and attacking rugby that has shaken up the European Rugby Champions Cup. This season alone 385 tries have been scored in the league, a record for the PRO12 at this point in any campaign. Furthermore, during …

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3 Biggest Talking Points From Liam Williams’ Move To Saracens

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Springboks player Faf de Klerk puts in a big tackle on Ross Moriarty of Wales during the International match between Wales and South Africa at Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Saracens completed the signing of Scarlets and Wales fullback Liam Williams yesterday in a move that sparks numerous questions. Here, Pundit Arena examines the three biggest. ________ What Does Liam Williams’ Arrival Mean For Alex Goode? The 2015-16 Premiership Player of the Year is Saracens’ fullback Alex Goode. Goode, who grew up playing at fly-half, has proven himself to be the …

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Welsh Rugby Legend Blasts Inexperienced Referees Over Their Handling Of The New High Tackle Laws

Rugby union is currently undergoing a process of recalibration following a rule change by World Rugby in relation to high tackles in the sport. As players and officials struggle with the new definition, the game has suffered. This past weekend, with the new laws getting their first real test in the Pro 12, Champions Cup and the English Premiership, numerous …

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British And Irish Lions 2017: Hooking Options

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 26/11/2016 Ireland vs Australia Ireland's Rory Best during the warm up Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The second in a series looking at the best options from each country for each position, this article analyses the options Warren Gatland and his coaching team have at hooker for the upcoming British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. It is assumed that three hookers will initially be chosen in the preliminary Lions squad, as was the …

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A Lions XV Made Up Of Players Under The Age Of 25

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Maro Itoje of England scrummages during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Here’s a Lions XV made up of players who are under the age of 25 on June 24, 2016, the day of the first test in New Zealand. Ellis Genge, England (22) A dynamic ball-carrier to threaten the All Blacks in the loose. Luke Cowan-Dickie, England (24) Another front-row dynamo with improving set-piece skills. Tadhg Furlong, Ireland (24) Forget his age, the …

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