Calcutta Cup: Desperate England to edge out Scotland

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The 2023 Calcutta Cup is set for one of its most intriguing battles for many a year. England has a new coach, a seemingly new approach and they desperately need a win. Scotland have been the perennial underachiever with Gregor Townsend at the helm. So, who wins it? It is such a difficult one to […] READ MORE



Veterans may return for Steve Borthwick’s first Six Nations squad

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England coach Steve Borthwick will soon pick his eagerly awaited first Six Nations squad. There may be an ‘understandable’ leaning toward his Leicester Tigers England representatives plus, the return of a couple of veterans. Anthony Watson and Dan Cole are among several veterans who might be considered. Charlie Inglefield looks to pick a possible first […] READ MORE


Sacked Eddie Jones – an enigma who changed England rugby

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Eddie Jones should go down as one of England’s greatest coaches. Indisputable, even as the RFU sacked Eddie Jones overnight. That should not be his epitaph though.  Let’s not forget that no England coach has a higher win percentage than Eddie – 73% -and that includes his nemesis, Sir Clive Woodward. Eddie Jones was an […] READ MORE


Autumn International Series: Springboks lay down World Cup marker

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The Springboks have roared back into being one of the favorites for the World Cup next year. They utterly destroyed England at Twickenham on Saturday despite being at half-strength. They join Ireland and France as genuine contenders. There were upsets, led by Georgia’s memorable win over Wales, last-minute thrillers, and plenty of controversies. Charlie Inglefield […] READ MORE




England can beat the All Blacks with a bit of unpredictability

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England put on a much-improved performance against Japan after their limp display over the Pumas. An error-ridden Japan were poor, allowing England to rediscover their confidence ahead of this Saturday’s huge clash where they intend to beat the All Blacks. New Zealand, by contrast, was taken all the way by a brave Scottish team before […] READ MORE