British and Irish Lions watch: Ben Youngs has still got it

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With the 2020 Six Nations eventually signing off over the weekend we took a look at who impressed Warren Gatland, the British and Irish Lions coach. In truth, the quality came in the France/Ireland match. Wales and Scotland played out a dour contest in a windy Llanelli and England were distinctly rusty in Rome against […] READ MORE


Has Eddie Jones potted the eight ball?

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Now Billy Vunipola has been ruled out of this year’s Six Nations tournament, Sam Simmonds and Alex Dombrandt became favourites to start against France on the opening weekend. However, both players were left out of  Eddie Jones’ squad and Tom Curry started against France at number eight, not his natural position. A faltering England were […] READ MORE



2019 Rugby World Cup – Tier 1 players to watch

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With the 2019 Rugby World Cup less than a fortnight away Robert Rees takes a look at the Tier One players to ‘keep an eye on’. Ireland – Tadgh Beirne The former Leinster man found plenty of form when he joined the Scarlets and has carried that through to Munster where he picked up his […] 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


Danny Cipriani named Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Season

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Danny Cipriani has been named Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Season at Premiership Rugby’s awards evening on Wednesday 22nd May. THE BIG ONE A season filled with exceptional performers from day one ⭐️ But the magician himself, @DannyCipriani87 has been majestic for @gloucesterrugby ? He is your @GallagherUK Rugby Player of the Season ?#PremRugbtAwards […] READ MORE



England and Wales poised for a classic in Cardiff

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England v Wales encounters are always passionate affairs and Saturday’s showdown could be one of the best yet. These two great rugby nations are evenly matched, are both winning and will tear into each other. Wales are very real challengers for the World Cup and deserve this recognition. England are totally different from last year’s […] READ MORE