2021 British and Irish Lions Squad: Could Itoje oust Jones as captain?

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Just imagine Maro Itoje captaining the 2021 British & Irish Lions against Siya Kolisi’s Springboks? What a statement that would make for next year’s hugely anticipated series. It is unlikely to happen given that Alun Wyn Jones, the overwhelming captaincy favourite is still in regal form. So, now that we have picked a team, we […] READ MORE


South Africa v British & Irish Lions 2021 – Hogg and Tipuric make XV

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Amidst all the doom and gloom of COVID-19, there is a shining rugby light on the horizon. The hugely anticipated British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 2021. Players from both sides will be champing at the bit to get out there again. With aching bodies now having the enforced rest period, nobody […] READ MORE


England v Wales: England improving but is Jones’ gameplan the right one?

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England v Wales never disappoints and Saturday at Twickenham was no different. It had everything: red cards, memorable tries, big hits, banter and some decent physicality. And yet both teams will walk away thinking of what might have been. Harsh perhaps on England as they will take the win very happily. A poor second half […] READ MORE


Calcutta Cup 2020: Jones rolls selection dice as ‘war’ awaits

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Eddie Jones, the England coach has made five changes from the disappointing defeat to France last Saturday. Despite huge criticism that followed England’s limp display in Paris, for this weekend’s Calcutta Cup fixture, Jones has refused to pick from outside the original group. That means no Alex Dombrandt with Lewis Ludlam coming into the backrow. […] READ MORE


2020 Six Nations: France could take advantage of Eddie Jones selection calls

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The 2020 Six Nations is here and could be the best yet after an exciting World Cup. Eddie Jones has rightly rewarded most of the squad who performed well at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. England has a decent production line of youth and talent coming through which bodes well for the future. On the […] READ MORE


2020 Six Nations: Eddie Jones’ confusing squad announcement

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Over the last four years, we have got used to Eddie Jones’ often controversial selection calls. Let’s be honest, more often than not he has got it right. A World Cup Final, two Six Nations’ trophies including a Grand Slam is testimony to that. However, Monday’s squad announcement for the forthcoming 2020 Six Nations was […] READ MORE


2019 Rugby World Cup Final: South Africa destroy England

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South Africa deserves all the plaudits after systematically destroying England to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final. England will be devastated. They were a shadow of the team we saw down the All Blacks a week earlier. Rassie Erasmus won the battle of the coaches as England were outthought and outmuscled. The Springboks were […] READ MORE


2019 Rugby World Cup Final Preview: England v South Africa

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Finally, after six thrilling weeks of competition, the World Cup Final has arrived. England v South Africa. Contests between these two sides are always brutal and Saturday’s final will be no different. South Africa seemingly are going in with their full metal jacket approach. They will want to bash England into submission. England will also […] READ MORE


2019 World Cup Final: Rugby’s Beauty and the Beast

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A thrilling 2019 Rugby World Cup will finish on Saturday with either England or the Springboks as the victors. England are heavy favourites after demolishing the All Blacks. And, that will suit South Africa just fine after they outmuscled Wales on Sunday. It feels like a beauty and the beast tussle. Ironic given that England’s […] READ MORE


England v New Zealand: SIX Reasons why England can win

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England v New Zealand is the first of two mouthwatering semi-finals as the 2019 World Cup reaches its climax. Many are saying that this is the final a week early. It is hard to disagree with this sentiment given how good England and New Zealand were in the quarter-finals. For all of the positivity around […] READ MORE