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The Future of England Rugby:What Would Eddie say? Leave a comment Read more »

The Future of England Rugby:What Would Eddie say?

Following England’s Six Nations win and their first Grand Slam since 2003 after beating France in Paris this past weekend, every man and his dog is offering up their opinion on the future of England rugby. I have been asked what I would do if…


Six Nations: Issues resolved….....maybe not? Leave a comment Read more »

Six Nations: Issues resolved……..maybe not?

For 40 minutes England had the southern Hemisphere scribes shuffling in their seats. Ford had a second touch in the first minute…wow! Brown was potent in attack, Itoje was everywhere, and England camped territorially. To win 25-21, be outscored 3-1 in tries however, stopped the…


Six Nations: It's Jones not Beckett, “Waiting for Manu” Leave a comment Read more »

Six Nations: It’s Jones not Beckett, “Waiting for Manu”

Is Manu Tualagi the answer to England’s performance and team play development? Billy Vunipolas bullocking runs close to the origin are tying in England’s 6 and 7. As a consequence, England have no back row support when they attack out wide. Manu’s ability to both…


3 Things Wrong with Professional Rugby Today Leave a comment Read more »

3 Things Wrong with Professional Rugby Today

A few things are bugging me about the professional game at the minute. So I thought I’d share my thoughts and see what other people’s views are. 1. The scrum (or lack of it) in the game   Now this might seem a very odd…


Six Nations: Brutal rugby storm approaching on March 19th Leave a comment Read more »

Six Nations: Brutal rugby storm approaching on March 19th

I’ve always believed it hard to predict against the French, however I’m forecasting a brutal final 6 Nations game in Paris on March 19th when they entertain England. In a game poorly refereed by Jaco Peyper, France sent out a brutal warning to future opponents.…


Two 10’s doesn’t equal 12, but two 7s might work? Leave a comment Read more »

Two 10’s doesn’t equal 12, but two 7s might work?

England won against Scotland and that’s important in the 6 Nations, but what can we glean from Eddie’s first team performance?


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