British and Irish Lions watch: Ben Youngs has still got it

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With the 2020 Six Nations eventually signing off over the weekend we took a look at who impressed Warren Gatland, the British and Irish Lions coach. In truth, the quality came in the France/Ireland match. Wales and Scotland played out a dour contest in a windy Llanelli and England were distinctly rusty in Rome against […] READ MORE


Rusty England win the title and France are back

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England won the battle, but it felt like France had won the war after their breath-taking performance over Ireland. On Saturday evening in Paris, France put on a show which gallic legends like Serge Blanco and Philippe Sella would have been proud of. It was brilliant at times, in stark contrast to a turgid affair […] 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



England v Argentina: England to play with tempo and discipline

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England v Argentina contests are always brutal and Eddie Jones has named his strongest team for Saturday’s game. As predicted the Ford/Farrell axis is retained and fit-again Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell are on the bench. Lewis Ludlam’s strong performances have been rewarded with a place in the match-day twenty three. What’s clear is the […] READ MORE


Dan Biggar’s arrival closed the game – Wales vs England analysis

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Following Wales’ dramatic victory over England at the Principality Stadium in round three of the Guinness Six Nations, Robert Rees looks over the performance and analyses the match. Dan Biggar’s arrival closed the game as a game of passive kicking swung the pendulum.  Dan Biggar’s arrival closed the game Biggar’s immediate impact was felt all […] READ MORE


Leicester Tigers Fall Short Again: Season Assessment

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It’s not the type of season a Leicester Tiger fan is accustomed to, but there is light at the end of the tunnel following a defiant defeat at Wasps. Three Different Coaches Three different head coaches, a record home defeat in Europe and two catastrophic losses to nil were not part of Leicester Tiger’s pre-season plan. […] READ MORE