Eddie Jones Keeps Faith with Pack

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Eddie Jones has stuck with the eight forwards that provided England with such a platform to attack last week in Brisbane.  He will be hoping that they can provide the same physical characteristics that served them well against Australia last Saturday, when the two sides meet in Melbourne this weekend with a potential series win […] READ MORE


England’s First Test XV – Reaction

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There were high hopes for Eddie Jones’ first team selection against his home nation but it is interesting that for all the sound-bites, the analogies & the staunch defence of his under-fire fly-half, Jones has gone down the tried; and to a certain extent, tested route. Instead of going toe-to-toe with an Australian back row […] READ MORE



The Rise and Fall of Bath: Time Is Running Out

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Pre-season predictions by many had Stuart Hooper and his mates lifting the Aviva Premiership trophy at Twickenham come May 2016. There was a very strong case put forward by them last season as they finished 2nd with quite some razzmatazz. They were a side who had the backline movement and fluidity that would have kept […] READ MORE


Where Are They Now: England’s 2011 Junior World Championship Squad

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Last week, we continued this series by looking at seven forwards – Joe Launchbury, Charlie Matthews, Sam Twomey, Matt Everard, Sam Jones, Matt Kvesic and captain Alex Grey [see here] – in the second instalment of this series [see here for the first article]. Each of these players were a part of England’s successful 2011 Junior World Championship campaign, where the […] READ MORE