England v Barbarians fixture aims to reignite Eddie’s men

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The key point to any ‘friendly’ International, is to prepare the team. So the England v Barbarians fixture aims to reignite Eddie Jones’ men, after a whole season stalled in the idle position. Like every other side, the Coronavirus not only interrupted their plans for the Guinness Six Nations but, it halted any momentum that […] READ MORE


England squad options for International rugby restart

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To assess the England rugby squad options that are available, one needs to look far and wide. From current squad members and to include in-form players. We are not far away from Eddie Jones first squad announcement since rugby restarted. The break in the season has allowed for some players to stand out and put […] READ MORE


The Simmonds Boys push for England recognition

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The Gallagher Premiership’s brutal schedule has inadvertently pushed a number of players into Eddie Jones’ eye line for England Rugby recognition. The England coach will be delighted that familiar and less familiar names have put themselves into consideration for the Autumn internationals. The intensity of two games a week has pushed certain players into form. […] READ MORE


Will Saracens’ relegation impact England?

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As Saracens prepare for life in the Championship, Eddie Jones must potentially begin to prepare for a year without a full strength team. Despite Saracens’ relegation a large chunk of the core ‘Wolfpack’ has opted to remain in North London. Owen Farrell, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, Elliot Daly and both Vunipola boys have put pen […] READ MORE


The four teams still in Six Nations contention

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With the Six Nations set to finish up over the course of two weekends in October, Last Word look at what needs to be done by the four teams who can still claim victory. Who isn’t in contention? It’s pretty simple for Wales and Italy, the latter of which have two games in hand, as […] READ MORE


The FOUR teams England could field internationally

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English rugby is on a high following a strong World Cup campaign that saw them lose out to South Africa in the final. Looking at the England squad Eddie Jones has assembled it’s not just the first XV that stands out, but England’s depth.  Robert Rees takes a look at the four impressive sides that […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones’ admission on radio “NZ is such a great team”

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The man ‘who killed the All Blacks hopes of Rugby World Cup dream’ Eddie Jones has given an insightful interview with a New Zealand sports talk show. Revealing much, it comes after Jones released his first authorized biography; my Life and Rugby. With the relaxed delivery he is famous for, revelations included his affection for […] READ MORE


Rugby coaching via remote device

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Rugby coaching via remote device has become the new norm, as Coronavirus limits inter-personal contact with sportspeople. That ability to speak directly to your athletes has led to some new and interesting adaptions, from teams around the globe. Coaching now with the introduction of remote devices and online contact is growing at an exponential rate. […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones’ England predicted Six Nations victory in latest data analysis

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Eddie Jones’ side have been labelled the overwhelming favourites to win the Guinness Six Nations when it’s likely to be re-scheduled later this year. Last Word have teamed up with Rugby4Cast (R4C) to bring you all the latest data predictions and analysis. Guinness Six Nations forecasting Eddie Jones is due a win in this year’s […] READ MORE


4 weeks for Manu Tuilagi – why was Jones not reprimanded too?

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“Why was Manu Tuilagi only sanctioned?” That is the reaction after World Rugby suspended the England Rugby player yet, excluded any reprimand for head coach Eddie Jones, who seemed to rebuke the match officials in last weekend’s Six Nations International. The England supremo had been explicit in his disdain for New Zealand referee Ben Skeen, […] READ MORE