Autumn International’s dates set, including Nations Cup & Women’s Tests

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As the year passes the change in seasons, gladly for rugby fans, it means Autumn International’s dates have been set, including Nations Cup and Women’s Test matches. Knowing this, it brings the theatre of International rugby a step closer. All the while, Guinness PRO14 and the Premiership point towards their playoffs and grand final. All […] READ MORE


Owen Farrell banned for five games

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The much anticipated disciplinary panel of the England captain has laid down the punishment. It sees Owen Farrell banned for five games. This rules him out of the Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster. Owen Farrell appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel this evening and has been handed a five-match suspension. — Saracens Rugby Club […] READ MORE


Headingley F.C – Yorkshire’s forgotten club

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The demise of Yorkshire/Leeds Carnegie reached a sad conclusion this season after the former Premiership side dropped down to National League 1 after financial turmoil. It could be seen as a crisis that has overshadowed the great foundations of the club from many years ago. In this series we look to uncover one half of […] 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


Bill Sweeney – One metre social distancing worth £3m for RFU

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The RFU CEO Bill Sweeney has revealed the full extent of social distancing has on the RFU home internationals financially, if they can go ahead with crowds later this year. Robert Rees brings the latest from RFU HQ. Capacity decreased Sweeney confirmed that Twickenham, which usually has a capacity of 82,000, could drop as low […] 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


England v Wales: England improving but is Jones’ gameplan the right one?

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England v Wales never disappoints and Saturday at Twickenham was no different. It had everything: red cards, memorable tries, big hits, banter and some decent physicality. And yet both teams will walk away thinking of what might have been. Harsh perhaps on England as they will take the win very happily. A poor second half […] READ MORE


Ruaridh McConnochie shows Eddie Jones what he is missing

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Bath Rugby winger Ruaridh McConnochie ‘just wants to perform’ and is not worried about England after a sensational brace in Bath’s 19-12 victory over Harlequins. The World Cup try-scorer was the star at the Rec yesterday scoring both tries for the home side. The first a mazy finish followed by a surging run down the […] READ MORE