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 15

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‘In the Bin’ rugby pod hits the fullback position this week – episode number 15 is completed. With the evasive skills of a good 15 and like a good politician, we’re going to bypass any actual news this week and jump straight into the matches. Autumn Internationals…..outside the International Window mind you It was the international […] READ MORE


Visser Gives Saracens Plenty to Ponder

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Danny Care was the difference as he created all three Harlequins tries, the third and final one sending Tim Visser over in the final minute to condemn Saracens to their worst losing run since 2010. Strange to think that Care is effectively England’s second choice scrum-half, hard to think that will remain if he continues […] READ MORE


‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Autumn Internationals in Focus; Episode 13

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Back on the normal schedule this week and running as smoothly as Beauden Barrett; it’s the ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod. Autumn Internationals in Focus Starting you off with Autumn Internationals, England defeated Australia in a tightly contested game. This one was ultimately decided by Australia’s inability to take ‘Care’ of England’s replacements. The Aussies […] READ MORE


Harlequin’s Spine Crucial in Navigating Injury Woes

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Harlequin’s season was dealt a significant blow last week with the 7-week ban for Kyle Sinckler who was found guilty of making illegal contact with the eye or eye area of another player. The ban adds further pressure on to Director of Rugby John Kingston and his coaching staff as another of their front-line players […] READ MORE


Exeter boom, Harlequins almost bust: Aviva Premiership assessment

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Exeter did on Friday night what they’ve done in almost every Aviva Premiership game since November – win. Devon ruled the capital as Exeter’s pursuit for a home semi-final continued with a 39-26 bonus-point win over Harlequins at the Stoop. Since their 13-10 reverse to Bath on October 30, Rob Baxter’s side has won 11 […] READ MORE