Northampton Saints 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership focus

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Last Word on Rugby is refocusing attention on the Gallagher Premiership ahead of the 2021/22 season. This article centers on Northampton Saints, who finished fifth last season but will be looking for a closer top-four challenge this time. Saints biggest departure in offseason Props Francois van Wyk and Owen Franks have departed, which could impact […] 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


Rugby World Cup – England ready to fire in Japan

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With the Rugby World Cup less than a fortnight away Charlie Inglefield looks at where England stand heading into the tournament. Joe Marchant takes his chance The last four warm-ups have served their purpose for England. They are coming to the boil nicely even if Italy was a bit of a stop-start affair. Despite a […] READ MORE



Who is England debutant Lewis Ludlam?

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England’s World Cup warm-up campaign got underway today with their Quilter International against Wales at Twickenham. Team announcements dominated pre-match build-up news. Eddie Jones chose to field an experimental English side against Warren Gatland’s experienced Welsh team. Debutant Lewis Ludlam Amongst Jones’ surprise line-up was Gloucester scrum-half Willi Heinz who was also awarded the vice-captain […] 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


Young Names to Watch in the Anglo Welsh Cup 2017/18

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The 2017 Autumn Internationals are almost upon us. This means the ‘big names’ will be off and some lesser known faces will get their chance to shine. The Anglo Welsh Cup 2017/18 will give younger players in particular an opportunity to make names for themselves. It has proven a launchpad for now established names like […] READ MORE