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


Second win for England Rugby ahead of key Argentina clash

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England will be satisfied with a powerful 45-7 win over the US Eagles, in Round two of RWC fixtures. Ten points from two pool games and ten points conceded are hard to argue against. Now the England Rugby team can look ahead to their key clash against Argentina. Many talking points have been raised, with […] READ MORE


George Ford should play scrum-half in England’s friendlies

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There is a familiar feel to England’s team for the arrival of the Irish on Saturday afternoon. Eddie Jones will be particularly delighted that Mako Vunipola and Sam Underhill are fit. George Ford should be tested at scrumhalf Apart from a couple of positions, England’s starting fifteen on Saturday looks like being the first choice […] READ MORE


Final chance to impress England Rugby selectors

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A final chance for England’s forgotten men? The Gallagher Premiership has served up an absolute feast of rugby this season, perhaps the greatest in the professional era. To add yet more intrigue to the semi-finals, there may be an unexpected chance for England’s hopefuls to impress head coach Eddie Jones and the England Rugby selectors. […] READ MORE


England v Italy: Eddie Jones must learn from lessons past

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England v Italy should be a foregone conclusion this weekend but, the Six Nations does unique things. England must take the Italian Rugby challenge seriously, though England Rugby head coach Eddie Jones must learn from lessons of the past. This year’s Six Nations is far from over. Current standings aside, results over the next two […] READ MORE