Two more Gallagher Premiership rounds before International Rugby takes over

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With just two more Gallagher Premiership rounds to be played before International Rugby begins, English rugby fans couldn’t be happier with such a full calendar. It happens in the Northern Hemisphere autumn though, last year was so badly interrupted that the pandemic interrupted so much of the calendar, 2021 is gratefully welcomed by stakeholders, players, […] 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


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


Calcutta Cup 2020: Jones rolls selection dice as ‘war’ awaits

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Eddie Jones, the England coach has made five changes from the disappointing defeat to France last Saturday. Despite huge criticism that followed England’s limp display in Paris, for this weekend’s Calcutta Cup fixture, Jones has refused to pick from outside the original group. That means no Alex Dombrandt with Lewis Ludlam coming into the backrow. […] READ MORE


England’s road to recovery: Five key moments to redemption

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England have a chance for history. Four years ago, English rugby experienced its darkest day. Stuart Lancaster and his men dumped out of a home World Cup and a reshuffle was imminent. In came Eddie Jones fresh off the high of an infamous win over the Springboks with up and coming Japan side. Fast forward […] READ MORE




England v Argentina: England to play with tempo and discipline

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England v Argentina contests are always brutal and Eddie Jones has named his strongest team for Saturday’s game. As predicted the Ford/Farrell axis is retained and fit-again Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell are on the bench. Lewis Ludlam’s strong performances have been rewarded with a place in the match-day twenty three. What’s clear is the […] READ MORE