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Eddie Jones’ England rebuild complicated by future of his Saracens | Paul Rees

Youth will be added for the Six Nations to a core group distracted by impending relegation at their clubEddie Jones names his England squad for the Six Nations on Monday and at least he does not have to fret about some of his Saracens contingent being …

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England add Matt Proudfoot and Simon Amor to coaching team for Six Nations

Proudfoot leads forwards, Amor is in charge of attackSteve Borthwick shifts role to become skills coachTen weeks and three months after South Africa’s pack laid the foundation for World Cup victory over England, Eddie Jones has turned to the Springboks…

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England’s Henry Slade suffers ‘serious’ ankle injury with Six Nations looming

• Exeter centre limped off during win over Leicester• Rob Baxter says he is going to be out for ‘a little while’Henry Slade has emerged as an injury concern for the start of England’s Six Nations campaign after the Exeter director of rugby, Rob Baxter,…

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England players urge RFU to play more games away from Twickenham

• Internationals may go on the road in 2021• RFU says it is happy with head coach’s Japan workEngland’s World Cup players have urged the Rugby Football Union to take more international matches away from Twickenham. England played their final World Cup …

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My blueprint for 2020: more diversity, salary cap clarity and Six Nations swagger | Ugo Monye

Rugby has much to build on after a thrilling year but clarity on calendars and wages is needed plus more attacking gameplansAt the very top of my agenda for the new year is a commitment to everyone involved in the game in this country to build on the e…

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England in ‘no rush’ to extend Eddie Jones’s contract, says RFU chief

• New deal to 2023 was mooted after World Cup final• ‘There is no deadline,’ says RFU chief Bill SweeneyEddie Jones is yet to reach an agreement with the Rugby Football Union over continuing as the England coach until 2023 despite a series of meetings …

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Danny Cipriani: ‘From a kid to an adult, it’s been rejection for me’

The Gloucester fly-half on coming to terms with his England snub and only learning what Eddie Jones thinks of him through his bookFor a long time Danny Cipriani believed in destiny. He would be turning 32 on 2 November, the same day as the Rugby World …

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Scott Wisemantel appointed Australia attack coach after leaving England

• England scrum coach Neal Hatley also left after World Cup• Kyle Sinckler captains Harlequins in crunch game with UlsterScott Wisemantel has been appointed attack coach by Australia after leaving England’s backroom team following the World Cup. Wisema…

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Scott Wisemantel appointed Australia attack coach after leaving England

• England scrum coach Neal Hatley also left after World Cup• Kyle Sinckler captains Harlequins in crunch game with UlsterScott Wisemantel has been appointed attack coach by Australia after leaving England’s backroom team following the World Cup. Wisema…

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Sale’s Marland Yarde defies medical opinion with his rapid return

The wing was told he might never play again after suffering a horrific knee injury but was lining up for his club within a yearWhatever Marland Yarde goes on to accomplish in a career that has earned him 13 England caps, nothing in his mind will match …

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Warren Gatland wants Premiership final moved to accommodate Lions in 2021

• Lions set to release schedule for 2021 South Africa tour• Barbarians game at Twickenham hinges on PRL playing ballThe British & Irish Lions are poised to announce the schedule for their eight?match tour to South Africa in 2021 but a proposed warm…

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Ben Youngs: ‘I can’t quite put my finger on why it just didn’t happen’

The Leicester scrum-half is still searching for answers after England’s World Cup final defeat to South AfricaIn theory Ben Youngs should be sitting in Oadby on a grey midweek lunchtime thinking solely about Leicester’s next game. No one would ever des…

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Conor O’Shea to join RFU next year as director of performance rugby

• Nigel Melville will step down from RFU position in December• O’Shea: ‘It is a really exciting time for English rugby’Conor O’Shea will join the Rugby Football Union as director of performance rugby next year, the governing body has announced. Irishma…

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Christian Wade: ‘I don’t have time to miss anything about rugby’

The former England winger talks about life in the NFL, the spirit in Buffalo Bills locker room and their very long meetingsBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredSix years after playing for the British and Irish Lions, Christian Wade is trying to make…

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Eddie Jones confirms attack coach Wisemantel has left England set-up

• Attack coach tipped to join Australia set-up under Dave Rennie• Second member of Jones’ staff to leave after World CupEddie Jones has confirmed attack coach Scott Wisemantel has left the England set-up.The 49-year-old marshalled England’s attack as t…

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‘Hey, horsey!’: Harlequins prop Joe Marler goes viral – video

Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler has taken the internet by storm with a drawn-out horse metaphor in a training ground interview. After a heavy defeat against Clermont Auvergne last Saturday, he sent a message to the club’s fans in unique fas…

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‘Hey horsey!’: England rugby star Joe Marler bucks trend of dull sporting interviews

It started out with the usual cliches. But then things took a turn for the bizarre …In a sporting world of such intense scrutiny where athletes are media trained to within an inch of their lives lest they say anything remotely interesting, the same old…

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‘Hey horsey!’: England rugby star Joe Marler bucks trend of dull sporting interviews

It started out with the usual cliches. But then things took a turn for the bizarre …In a sporting world of such intense scrutiny where athletes are media trained to within an inch of their lives lest they say anything remotely interesting, the same old…

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Have rugby’s super-coaches stunted the growth of those following them?

The giant coaching box redwoods of yore are thinning out and an injection of fresh thinking is required at the top nationsIt is hard to believe but somewhere out there is a well-known rugby coach without a new book out. It is tempting to imagine Eddie …

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Eddie Jones warns that England could suffer from Saracens fallout

England coach says players may put club over countryJones: ‘We may have to work to mend relationships’Eddie Jones fears England may feel the fallout from Saracens’ salary cap breach as main sponsors Allianz seek talks with the double winners over conce…