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Category: England rugby union team

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Saracens’ Maro Itoje a doubt for Six Nations after suffering broken jaw

• Forward will see specialist after injury during Sunday’s defeat to Harlequins• Itoje could miss up to 10 weeks, including England’s opener against ItalyMaro Itoje is a doubt for the start of England’s Six Nations campaign after Saracens confirmed he …

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Sam Underhill: ‘If Eddie does not text you that is probably a good thing’

The Bath and England flanker talks about Eddie Jones’s unrelenting demands, how law changes have left tacklers exposed and his desire to improve in attackSam Underhill is the epitome of the modern professional rugby player: self-motivated, clean-cut, t…

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The one cloud on England’s horizon – is there life beyond Eddie Jones? | Robert Kitson

Finding a successor to the World Rugby Coach of the Year in 2019 is already concentrating minds at Twickenham and the search may lead to the PremiershipThe choice of Eddie Jones as World Rugby Coach of the Year was hardly the most startling news ever t…

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Scotland flowering nicely while southern hemisphere sides show signs of wear | Paul Rees

Everybody has felt the pace in the autumn internationals but Australia, South Africa and Argentina look pale imitations of the sides who reached the World Cup semi-finals in England two years agoEngland and Ireland both won their three matches but thei…

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Autumn Tests prove sharpest cutting edge will lift Six Nations crown | Robert Kitson

All Blacks’ style of skill and pace, a trend enthusiastically embraced by Scotland in autumn internationals, points way forward for England, Ireland and Walesthose who assume this has been just another routine autumn of Test rugby have not been paying …

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Autumn internationals: a team-by-team verdict of the tier-one nations | Nick Evans

With one international to go this autumn New Zealand and Scotland will be delighted, while Australia’s tour nosedived and South Africa are in a sorry stateThey have definitely got a rock under their towels when it comes to their holidays now. The red c…

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Elliot Daly at the top of the class in England’s half-term report

• Wing has been side’s brightest star in autumn internationals• Eddie Jones named World Rugby’s coach of the yearA ninth victory of the year, seven more tries and one or two World Cup prospects now burnished in the heat of international battle, yet a n…

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Eddie Jones a happy man as Jamie George keeps Dylan Hartley on his toes

England drop their intensity a notch but still prove too much for Samoa to handle as they complete a perfect autumn series with a 48-14 victoryPrecious little generosity off the pitch for Samoa; precious little on it. England duly completed their autum…

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England started well and then thought it would be easy, says Eddie Jones

• Jones: Facing Samoa was a great learning experience for England players• Dylan Hartley says home side not clinical enough and let down by disciplineEddie Jones will send his England players back to their clubs on Monday with the message that they hav…

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England 48-14 Samoa: player ratings from the autumn international

Sam Simmonds was brilliant with ball in hand on debut for England and Elliot Daly took both of his tries well against Samoa as he continues to grow as a wingerMike Brown, full-back, 6/10 A perfect start with England’s first try but unusually sloppy han…

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Elliot Daly helps seven-try England race away with it against Samoa

• England 48-14 Samoa• Daly scores twice in England’s 22 win in 23 gamesEngland’s players not only refused to hand over a percentage of their match fee but made Samoa pay at Twickenham. They did not charge interest, winning by a smaller margin than the…

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England v Samoa: rugby union international – live!

Minute-by-minute report from the action from TwickenhamGerard Meagher: England short of ball-carriers but not excitementAndy Bull: wealthy unions appear happy to keep Samoans under thumbEmail ben.fisher@theguardian.com | Tweet @benfisherj 2.36pm GMT Up…

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England short of ball-carriers but not excitement against Samoa

Maro Itoje, Ellis Genge and Sam Simmonds to quicken the pulse in England forward line led by co-captain Chris Robshaw, who Eddie Jones says ‘understands his own game beautifully’Dylan Hartley had to be reminded this week that the last time he appeared …

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Bigger wealthy unions appear happy to keep Samoans under the thumb

Huge difference in match fees between England and Samoa is another example of how the game stacks the odds against Pacific Islands teamsThere is an old Samoan saying, “only the snake looks at its killer”. The snake, according to the proverb, is the onl…

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Jamie George to make first England start but Dylan Hartley on bench against Samoa

• Hartley had captained England for all 22 Tests since Eddie Jones took over• George Ford and Chris Robshaw named co-captainsJamie George will make his first England start in Saturday’s match against Samoa, with Eddie Jones omitting Dylan Hartley from …

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England players will not give part of their match fee to ‘bankrupt’ Samoa

• Twickenham hosts will earn £23,000 while Samoans will get £600• ‘As players we feel it isn’t our place to get involved in a complex issue’England’s players have opted against giving a portion of their match fee to their Samoan counterparts ahead of S…

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England players will not give part of their match fee to ‘bankrupt’ Samoa

• Twickenham hosts will earn £23,000 while Samoans will get £600• ‘As players we feel it isn’t our place to get involved in a complex issue’England’s players have opted against giving a portion of their match fee to their Samoan counterparts ahead of S…

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England omit injured Nathan Hughes as one of eight changes for Samoa Test

• Wasps No8 will be out for up to four weeks with knee problem• Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson also released by Eddie JonesNathan Hughes has dropped out of the England squad for the Test against Samoa to undergo rehabilitation on a knee injury.The …

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Eddie Jones turns to Maro Itoje and Chris Robshaw for England openside

• England coach out of options for No7 shirt after Sam Underhill concussion• Itoje or Robshaw will be given role against Samoa at Twickenham on SaturdayEngland are considering entrusting their No7 jersey to either Maro Itoje or Chris Robshaw on Saturda…

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Michael Cheika facing World Rugby investigation for conduct during England v Australia

• Governing body looking into coach’s post-match comments at Twickenham • Cheika is expected to discover his fate on TuesdayMichael Cheika’s conduct during Australia’s 30-6 defeat by England at Twickenham has been referred for investigation by World Ru…