Eddie Jones and the new England

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There is no getting away from the hard fact that Eddie Jones does not like change. On Sunday afternoon he finally fielded an experimental side. Ever since he took over England it has been Ford and Farrell as his generals. On Sunday we saw a new man running the ship – Marcus Smith. The result […] READ MORE



England Rugby in need of an overhaul

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Ireland strategically, emotionally and physically dominated England. Eddie Jones is now a man under pressure as are some of his lieutenants after a chastening afternoon in Dublin. The 32-18 scoreline flattered England and a distinctly mediocre 2021 Six Nations has mercifully come to an end. There were familiar failings, poor discipline, poor game management and […] READ MORE



Eddie Jones can reinvigorate England with Simmonds and Dombrandt

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With ‘Le Crunch’ fast approaching, all eyes will be on Eddie Jones squad selection on Thursday. After a deflating, penalty-strewn defeat to Wales, many are asking for Jones to swallow his pride and start picking from the Gallagher Premiership. Chief among the names is Sam Simmonds. The Exeter backrower has once again put in world-class […] READ MORE


England Rugby Decline and Eddie Jones’ Failings

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For the past eighteen months, England Rugby has been on the decline. The 26th of October 2019. A historic date for all English rugby fans. The day Eddie Jones’s men demolished the All Blacks in the semi-final of the 2019 RWC. As every English player walked off the pitch in Yokohama that day, they were […] READ MORE


Clinical Wales pile more pressure on Jones and Farrell

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England versus Wales encounters rarely disappoint and Saturday was no different. This has to be one of the more barmy matches, which had everything. Make no mistake Wales deserved their Triple Crown. A scoreline of 40-24 was perhaps pumped up by a few referee howlers, but clinical Wales were the better team. For England, their […] READ MORE


England rugby team improve but senior players struggle

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The England rugby team got their Six Nations campaign back on track with a 41-18 win against Italy. As per captain Owen Farrell’s post-match assessment, it was more like the ‘old’ England. But to say that England are back would be false. Once again discipline and unforced errors, 18 of them, blighted England. The form […] READ MORE


England Rugby at crossroads: same again or, try something new

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Scotland were magnificent, no matter what side of the border you reside in. If there had been a 20 point difference on the scoreboard, England could have had no complaints. England Rugby and Eddie Jones face an uncomfortably pressurized lead up to the Italy game next weekend. England Rugby at a crossroads For England fans, […] READ MORE


Underhill Withdraws from England Squad

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Sam Underhill has pulled out of England’s six nations squad with a hip injury. The Bath flanker has been replaced in the squad by Wasps Jack Willis. Underhill Withdraws from England Squad Underhill, who has 22 caps for England, would have likely started England’s opening game vs Scotland at Twickenham. Willis joins Ben Earl and […] READ MORE