Exeter Chiefs Rugby 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership focus

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Gallagher Premiership Rugby is just weeks away from beginning. Here at Last Word on Rugby, we’re turning the microscope on to all the major competing sides and focusing on Devon’s Exeter Chiefs. The former Championship winning club was bested in the final playoff match. One that will be remembered for the sheer excitement and to-and-fro […] 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


British and Irish Lions watch – Finn Russell is back

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Despite the empty stadiums’ international rugby is back and with it the long road to British and Irish Lions selection. God willing the British and Irish Lions will get the chance to tour South Africa. Unlikely but let’s enjoy the autumn whilst we can and the selection conundrums that Lions coach, Warren Gatland will face. […] READ MORE



Rugby World Cup quarterfinal: England Line Up and Ratings

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A hugely exciting weekend of Rugby World Cup quarterfinal action starts with England v Australia on Saturday morning. The team’s selection, and the England line up are critical to the hopes of the national side. Charlie Inglefield previews the two confirmed line-ups to see who has a slight advantage – starting with England. England Line […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones names his 31-man England World Cup squad

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Following his side’s 33-19 victory over Wales at Twickenham, Eddie Jones has named his 31-man England World Cup squad. Robert Rees has the latest. England World Cup squad Owen Farrell will captain England in his second Rugby World Cup. The squad of 31 players have over 1,000 caps, with 17 having played in at least […] READ MORE


The England rugby team will seek perfection against France

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England v Ireland on Saturday night was enthralling and significant. Significant because the England rugby team made an emphatic statement to the rest of the world that they are ready for the World Cup. This was a mighty performance by England when one considers the quality of the opposition and the venue. Winning away from […] READ MORE


Who would start for England in the World Cup

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England completed a positive autumn series with a resounding 37-18 win over their arch enemies Australia at Twickenham. Consider where England were in June after a desperately disappointing second test defeat to the Springboks in Bloemfontein? November was a crucial four weeks for Eddie Jones and England and they have responded with victories against South […] READ MORE


Why Eddie Jones has ‘kept the faith’ with Manu Tuilagi

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At his best, Manu Tuilagi is a true game-breaker in the number 13 jersey. At just 27-years-old, the Leicester centre should be in his absolute prime. He is not, and that’s a problem for Eddie Jones, even though he’ll keep faith in Tuilagi nonetheless. The dejected look across Jones’ face as he revealed that the […] READ MORE


If Ashton and Slade fire, England Rugby can ‘dare to dream’

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England versus the All Blacks has been long overdue. And despite Eddie Jones’ men having a dismal 2018 for England Rugby thus far, they can go into this eagerly awaited clash with some hope. England are heavy underdogs, which will mean the pressure valve which has encased English rugby since their disastrous 2018 Six Nations campaign, […] READ MORE