Best of the Aviva Premiership 2017/18 ‘so far’

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The Aviva Premiership 2017/18 returns this weekend after the distraction of the Six Nations. Whilst it is only for one week before the European quarter finals weekend, there is a lot to look forward to in Round 17 and beyond. In anticipation, James Barker takes a look back at the highlights of the Aviva Premiership […] READ MORE



England in freefall – what’s to blame?

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England, double Six Nations champions in 2016 and 2017 limped into 5th place, on the final weekend of the competition, their worst finish for 31 years. There has been plenty of debate as to why the beginning of 2018 has left England in freefall. Fatigue after a Lions year? Imbalance in the back row? George […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones must find his way again to return England to top form

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Much like Dorothy and Toto, England head coach Eddie Jones must find his way again and stick to the yellow brick road after being diverted by various distractions along the way, writes Alistair Stokes. We flashback to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where Eddie Jones is an outsider to the England camp. The Australian spoke […] READ MORE


‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 28

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It was a thrilling round of Six Nations fixtures this past weekend. ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod were glued to the fixtures, especially that few hours on Saturday afternoon. We even have a Championship winner with a round to spare! Congratulations to Ireland, who thoroughly deserved it! Guess which host was happier with the result… […] READ MORE


Operation Grand Slam is on! #ENGvIRE

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The goal is clear now. Stay unbeaten, but not ‘just unbeaten’. To be unbeatable. And if you were to accomplish that, then the prize is Grand indeed. For Ireland Rugby, this weekend Operation Grand Slam is on! Immediately after last weekends triumph over Scotland, the Ireland team captain Rory Best, and his head coach Joe […] READ MORE


England’s Poor Execution costs Victory in France

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England’s poor execution, and a tactical ineptitude resulted in a 22 – 16 loss at the Stade de France this weekend. And crushed any hope of retaining their 2017 Six Nations title.   Ireland set the Bar Many in England’s camp had earlier watched the result come in from Dublin. Not only had Ireland beaten Scotland, they […] READ MORE



‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 27

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We’re all desperately coping with the last weekend break of the 6 Nations, but ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod is here to tide you over! As always, winter can bring us ‘the best of times, or the worst of times’. And while the ice melts, players are ready to run off the cobwebs–just as Last […] READ MORE


‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 26

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It was a Super Saturday in the Six Nations this past weekend! As long as you weren’t English or Welsh anyway! But ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod enjoyed every minute of it anyway, and cannot wait to share the news and views this week. Paddy and Andy are in contrasting moods, ready to dive into […] READ MORE