England have to stop the Etzebeth juggernaut at Twickenham

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England v South Africa is such an enticing prospect given what is at stake for both sides. A ‘new’ England side can finish off their encouraging autumn campaign with a dose of revenge. Banishing the horrors of the 2019 World Cup Final will be high on Eddie Jones’s priority list. For South Africa, finishing their […] READ MORE


Underhill Withdraws from England Squad

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Sam Underhill has pulled out of England’s six nations squad with a hip injury. The Bath flanker has been replaced in the squad by Wasps Jack Willis. Underhill Withdraws from England Squad Underhill, who has 22 caps for England, would have likely started England’s opening game vs Scotland at Twickenham. Willis joins Ben Earl and […] READ MORE



Fondlegate: Joe Marler cited

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Joe Marler’s decision to take Alun Wyn Jones’ genitals in hand might prove to be a very costly error in judgment on his part. Divided opinion Social media has been divided on this issue. Many have stated that his actions are unacceptable in modern society. Others feel that it was just a little piece of […] READ MORE


Six Talking Points from England’s World Cup training squad

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England’s 38-man World Cup training squad has been announced by Eddie Jones. Although most of the squad was expected there have been a few surprises. David Challis looks at the biggest talking points from the squad announcement and what it could mean for England’s World Cup campaign. Joe Marler returns from Retirement The biggest shock […] READ MORE


Cipriani and Marler in England training squad ahead of 2019 RWC

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Eddie Jones has named his 35-man England training squad, which includes Gloucester fly half Danny Cipriani. In other key decisions, Joe Marler also returns alongside four uncapped England players.  England training squad Forwards Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 85 caps) Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 11 caps) Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 10 caps) Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, […] READ MORE


‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 19

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Normal service has well and truly resumed at ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod HQ. We prepare to bring you all the action from the Premiership and Pro14. All teams (well, apart from the South Africans) played their last games before the next round of European fixtures. Big Story Roundup In the news this week, Owen […] READ MORE


Harlequin’s Spine Crucial in Navigating Injury Woes

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Harlequin’s season was dealt a significant blow last week with the 7-week ban for Kyle Sinckler who was found guilty of making illegal contact with the eye or eye area of another player. The ban adds further pressure on to Director of Rugby John Kingston and his coaching staff as another of their front-line players […] READ MORE


‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 4

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This week on the ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod we get a bit carried away and discuss other things in addition to the Aviva Premiership. That’s right, actual other things. As usual, there are more opinions flying around than there are rugby fans in the USA… and we both go on a bit of a […] READ MORE


British and Irish Lions taste second defeat on 2017 Tour

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The Highlanders handed the British and Irish Lions their second defeat of the tour, with a thrilling 23-22 victory in Dunedin. A late penalty from Marty Banks gave the South Islanders a famous victory, after tries from Waisake Naholo and Liam Coltman put them into a winning position. The visitors held a slender advantage, before […] READ MORE