British and Irish Lions gear up for Springbok backlash

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Warren Gatland, the British and Irish Lions coach has made three changes to the side that won the first test. Mako Vunipola comes in for Rory Sutherland, Chris Harris replaces Elliot Daly and Conor Murray is in for Ali Price. There are also changes on the bench that sees Taulupe Faletau replace Hamish Watson. Elliot […] READ MORE


Proven Pacific Islands influence on the British and Irish Lions squad

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As British and Irish Lions fans eagerly await the announcement of Warren Gatland’s 2021 touring squad to face the Springboks this summer, let’s look at the Pacific Islands influence and the many senior and leading players of Pacifica descent. Experienced men that Lions’ management might call upon to lend their power and flair. Harry Hudson […] READ MORE


What Makes A World Class Prop?

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What makes a world class prop? Rugby is hailed as the sport for all shapes and sizes. You can be big, small, short or tall. There is a position in the game that will suit anyone. Some positions are certainly more suited to certain physiques. It would be tough to be under six foot and […] READ MORE


Will Saracens players be in Englands Six Nations Squad?

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Will Saracens players make the England Six Nations squad? The rugby season is well and truly underway domestically and in Europe. The rust that the players may have been feeling will have truly been shrugged off. There is also no evidence to suggest any impact on the performance with the short pre-season either. England were […] 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


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


Luke Jacobson first Injury-related casualty of RWC2019

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After all the competing teams were named, sides landed in Japan and began their first week of training and preparations, fans heard of the first injury-related casualty of RWC2019. Luke Jacobson was unlucky when his concussion symptoms saw him removed early from the tournament. The New Zealand player, a relatively new addition to the All […] READ MORE



‘In The Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 39

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In the last pod of this season, Paddy and Andy discuss both finals, with Saracens and Leinster worthy winners. Ashton also makes his point as the Baa-Baas spank England. We will also have all the usual features before predicting the outcomes of the summer tours. Cheers, from 'In the Bin' rugby pod READ MORE