England Rugby 2021: State of the Nation report a positive one

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There is never a dull moment under Eddie Jones whether you are an England rugby fan, a player or a coach. The usual stoushes and flirting with the media, lost in translation barbs over Great Britain’s most promising sports stars (think tennis) and selections that no one saw coming. But, Eddie Jones has got England’s […] READ MORE


England v South Africa: A huge 2023 World Cup statement

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England v South Africa on Saturday will go down as one of the great Test matches of recent times. England’s 27-26 win over the Rugby World Cup Champions South Africa at Twickenham was a statement of intent that they are back. What made this game even more special for Eddie Jones was that England were […] READ MORE


England have to stop the Etzebeth juggernaut at Twickenham

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England v South Africa is such an enticing prospect given what is at stake for both sides. A ‘new’ England side can finish off their encouraging autumn campaign with a dose of revenge. Banishing the horrors of the 2019 World Cup Final will be high on Eddie Jones’s priority list. For South Africa, finishing their […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones faces Farrell selection headache; England v Australia

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England’s emphatic win over Tonga has given Eddie Jones a number of selection headaches ahead of England v Australia on Saturday. Every coach wants options but for Jones, he may have to make the biggest selection call of his England coaching tenure. Does he relegate Owen Farell now and promote Marcus Smith? The clamour to […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones benches Smith and Dombrandt for England v Tonga

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With respect to Tonga, this will be England’s easiest assignment of the winter. This England v Tonga is a match for the taking, though attacking talents like Alex Dombrandt and Marcus Smith being left on the bench will confuse many England fans in the side announced this Thursday. Owen Farrell comes back at fly-half with […] READ MORE



Fresh blood can reboot Eddie Jones’ 2021 England rugby overhaul

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The non-selection of the Vunipola brothers, George Ford and Jamie George for England’s training squad have caused headlines this week. Dubbed the ‘England rugby overhaul’, this is a genuine shake-up in selection by England coach, Eddie Jones after an underwhelming 2021 Six Nations. Significantly the inclusion of youngsters like Harlequins’ Louis Lynagh to go with […] READ MORE




British and Irish Lions gear up for Springbok backlash

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Warren Gatland, the British and Irish Lions coach has made three changes to the side that won the first test. Mako Vunipola comes in for Rory Sutherland, Chris Harris replaces Elliot Daly and Conor Murray is in for Ali Price. There are also changes on the bench that sees Taulupe Faletau replace Hamish Watson. Elliot […] READ MORE