Promising England Rugby U20 future

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England kicked off 2021 with the announcement of their Under 20 Elite Player squad. Coached by Alan Dickens, the Elite Player pathway has to date been a resounding success, the former saint will hope to continue that. England Rugby U20 – Who are the next names coming through? The 2019 Rugby World Cup squad contained […] READ MORE


Is Alfie Barbeary the real deal?

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The 19 year old hooker/flanker hit the headlines last night, and for all the right reasons. However, lets look into the making of the man and whether Alfie Barbeary has what it takes to fulfil the potential often spoke about. What was witnessed on Wednesday night was definitely an impressive performance from a dominant and […] READ MORE


6 Players to Watch in the England U20s Six Nations

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As the international window rolls around once again we are to be treated to a smorgasbord of rugby. Alongside the England Men’s Six Nations we also have the Women’s and the U20s taking place. To shine a light on some of the lesser-known players in these competitions David Challis has taken a look six English […] READ MORE


England Rugby U20s role models from 2012

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England Rugby U20s sealed fifth place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on June 22nd, with a comprehensive 45-26 win over Wales. This was their poorest performance in the tournament since 2012, having either won or finished runners up in the past six years. A bad sign for the future prospects of these players? U20s […] READ MORE


Six Players to Watch for England U20s

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With the Six Nations looming soon that means we will also have the yearly treat of the U20s tournament. It is always intriguing and exciting to see the young guns perform at that level. This year we potentially see the strongest England U20s side ever. However they will face strong competition from the likes of […] READ MORE




World Rugby Under 20 Championship, France 2018

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Just days until the premier nations in World Rugby send their best stars to France, Last Word on Rugby features the teams and challenges ahead of the Under 20 Championship tournament. To be hosted by France, it is the annual competition for the ‘stars of tomorrow’. A stage where players can make a name for […] READ MORE