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Maro Itoje of England celebrates a series win over Australia on June 25, 2016
Maro Itoje set to be fit for England Six Nations title defence
Maro Itoje is set to be fit for the start of England's Six Nations title defence after Saracens revealed that he faces a maximum of four more weeks out with a fractured jaw.
Dec 14, 20:23
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
England's Eddie Jones named World Rugby coach of the year
Eddie Jones wins World Rugby coach of the year, becoming the first England head coach since Sir Clive Woodward to do so.
Nov 28, 10:03
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones: 'We made our chances count'
England boss Eddie Jones insists that his side were deserving of their 30-6 victory over Australia in a match that saw a number of decisions go against the visitors.
Nov 18, 22:23
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones refutes 'bullying' claims
England head coach Eddie Jones expects another "physical" contest against Australia on Saturday, but insists that his side will not be overly physical.
Nov 17, 17:23
Owen Farrell scores a try for England against Australia on June 25, 2016
Owen Farrell returns to England team
Saracens centre Owen Farrell is recalled as one of four changes to the England starting lineup for Saturday's Test against Australia.
Nov 16, 20:41
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England international Tom Croft retires on medical grounds
Leicester Tigers, England and British and Irish Lions forward Tom Croft announces his retirement with immediate effect due to a neck injury.
Nov 16, 13:23
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France win vote to host Rugby World Cup for third time in 2023
France see off competition from Ireland and preferred hosts South Africa to win the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Nov 15, 13:27
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England lock George Kruis dropped for Australia clash
George Kruis is one of a number of players to be overlooked for selection ahead of England's second Test of the Autumn International series against Australia.
Nov 14, 15:43
England's Eddie Jones and Dylan Hartley on June 18, 2016
Clive Woodward: 'Dylan Hartley, George Ford should be dropped'
Sir Clive Woodward hopes to see Jamie George start against Australia in England's second Autumn International, with skipper Dylan Hartley the man to make way.
Nov 12, 20:45
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones defends foul-mouthed outburst
England boss Eddie Jones describes his side's victory over Argentina as a "grindathon", as he admits to being frustrated by what he saw at Twickenham.
Nov 11, 22:28
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Samoa prime minister: 'Rugby union in nation is bankrupt'
Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao, Samoa's prime minister and chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, reveals that the sport's national governing body is bankrupt.
Nov 9, 20:51
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Elliot Daly, Jonny May retained in England squad
Elliot Daly and Jonny May appear to have won their fitness battles as both men are named in England's 26-man squad to face Argentina on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 7, 20:43
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Jonathan Davies confident of beating Australia
Wales centre Jonathan Davies insists that his side can halt their 12-match losing streak against Australia when they welcome the Wallabies to Cardiff.
Nov 4, 22:14
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Matt Mullan, Elliot Daly ruled out of England training camp
England prop Matt Mullan and centre Elliot Daly are ruled out of next week's training camp in Portugal after sustaining injuries for club side Wasps.
Oct 29, 20:40
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England coach Eddie Jones: 'James Haskell not playing well enough to make squad'
England head coach Eddie Jones explains why James Haskell was left out of his squad for November's fixtures.
Oct 26, 19:45
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England prop Joe Marler given three-week ban after pleading guilty to striking
Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler is banned for three weeks after pleading guilty to striking and will miss England's Tests with Argentina and Australia.
Oct 25, 20:28
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Gregor Townsend learning from Pep Guardiola
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend reveals that he is taking inspiration from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola when preparing for the Autumn Internationals.
Oct 23, 15:16
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Matt O'Connor: 'Still long way for Leicester Tigers to go'
Matt O'Connor is pleased that Leicester Rugby are now 'in control of their own destiny' after returning to winning ways with a 54-29 triumph over Castres on Saturday.
Oct 22, 12:21
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Wales wing George North likely to miss Autumn Internationals
Wales wing George North looks set to miss his nation's internationals after suffering a sprain to his posterior cruciate ligament.
Oct 17, 21:21
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Warren Gatland not interested in next British and Irish Lions tour
Warren Gatland insists that he will not be taking charge of the British and Irish Lions in 2021 and will "let someone else reinvent the wheel".
Oct 17, 21:07
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Jim Mallinder praises "exceptional" Saracens after defeat at Franklin's Gardens
Jim Mallinder concedes that Saracens "are a better side" than Northampton Saints after his team went down 57-13 in their European Rugby Champions Cup opener.
Oct 15, 22:10
England's Jack Nowell in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Jack Nowell doubtful for England's Autumn Internationals
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter reveals that Jack Nowell may miss England's Autumn Internationals after fracturing his cheek against Newcastle Falcons.
Oct 11, 15:52
England's Billy Vunipola in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Jack Clifford replaces Billy Vunipola in England training squad
Injured Saracens ace Billy Vunipola is replaced by Jack Clifford in England's 33-man squad for their three-day training camp in Oxford.
Sep 24, 10:20
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Mark McCall fears the worst for injury victim Billy Vunipola
Billy Vunipola picks up a knee injury in Saracens' 41-13 win over Sale Sharks, which director of rugby Mark McCall admits "did not look great".
Sep 23, 20:36
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Marcus Smith named in 33-man England training squad
Jonathan Joseph, Kyle Sinckler, George Kruis and James Haskell all miss out on England's 33-man training squad, while Marcus Smith and Tom Dunn are included.
Sep 22, 09:34
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Sean O'Brien criticises British and Irish Lions coaching setup
Sean O'Brien claims that the British and Irish Lions could have defeated New Zealand with more effective coaching.
Sep 21, 22:36
Danny Cipriani during a Wasps training session on May 22, 2017
Danny Cipriani sidelined for up to three months with knee injury
Premiership giants Wasps confirm that England fly-half Danny Cipriani will be out of action out for up to three months with a knee injury.
Sep 19, 20:41
England's Eddie Jones and Dylan Hartley on June 18, 2016
England to face New Zealand in 2018
England will face New Zealand for the first time in four years as part of the 2018 Autumn Internationals.
Sep 13, 11:38
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Sam Warburton ruled out for four months with neck injury
Cardiff Blues and Wales flanker Sam Warburton is to undergo surgery on his neck which will likely rule him out for up to four months.
Sep 12, 15:02
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Manu Tuilagi to miss England Autumn Internationals due to knee injury
Manu Tuilagi is unavailable for England's Autumn Internationals this November after suffering a knee injury in Leicester Tigers' Premiership opener against Bath.
Sep 8, 18:20
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Pep Guardiola made me a better coach'
England head coach Eddie Jones speaks of how he became a better coach after watching one of Pep Guardiola's training sessions at Bayern Munich.
Sep 5, 21:24
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Sale Sharks prop Eifion Lewis-Roberts forced into retirement
Sale Sharks legend Eifion Lewis-Roberts calls time on his playing career after failing to recover from an injury picked up against Bristol Rugby last October.
Sep 1, 15:26
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Owen Farrell pens new long-term deal with Saracens
England fly-half Owen Farrell targets more major honours with Saracens after signing a new five-year contract at Allianz Park.
Aug 29, 18:33
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Denny Solomona determined to win back England place
Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona is determined to win back his England place after being sent home early from a pre-season training camp.
Aug 23, 21:47
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Kieran Read blown away by first-half showing from New Zealand
New Zealand captain Kieran Read says that he found his side's dominant first-half showing against Australia "pretty surreal", as the Kiwis cruised to a 54-34 victory.
Aug 19, 22:40
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Dylan Hartley backs Manu Tuilagi, Denny Solomona to earn England recalls
Dylan Hartley challenges Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to prove their worth to England boss Eddie Jones after being sent home early from last week's training camp.
Aug 16, 15:55



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