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Journey through rugby – Matt Banahan

Moved from the back row to the wing by Brian Ashton, Matt Banahan has taken an unusual journey to Test rugby. Here he tells his story… My first sport was…

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England U20 Six Nations squad

England U20 head coach Rob Hunter, pictured above, today announced his revised Under 20 Elite Player Squad for this season’s major tournaments. Hunter, assisted by Nick Walshe, has made one…

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Few facts about England wing Charlie Sharples

The England EPS squad was named today, and included the Gloucester wing, Charlie Sharples. Here’s a little bit about him… Charlie Sharples was born in Hong Kong on 17 August…

England EPS and Saxons squad announced

England EPS and Saxons squad announced

England today announced the January 2012 Senior and England Saxons Elite Player Squads, with 15 changes compared to the squad of August 2011. First time call-ups include: Saracens centres Brad…

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England move pre-season training to Leeds

England will move their pre-tournament training base ahead of the RBS 6 Nations to Leeds. They will use facilities around the North Leeds area, including West Park Leeds RUFC –…

Sale are rebuilding but coach Steve Diamond says they can be a giant: “Six million people live within 40 minutes of us, which is more people than in NZ”

Rebuilding the North – Stephen Jones

This is not to sound patronising or like a northern send-up à la Monty Python. But probably my happiest times in rugby reporting concern the consumption of mushy peas –…

Change in scoring system may mean less focus on Jonny and fellow fly-halfs

Altered scoring system to be tested in South Africa

The usual post-RWC tinkering with the laws has begun, the IRB agreeing to experiment with the point-scoring system, writes Paul Morgan. The IRB have granted permission for South Africa’s Varsity…

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James Haskell in Japan – Exclusive pictures

Remember when Sean Connery’s James Bond reinvents himself as a Japanese man in You Only Live Twice? That – and he’ll like this analogy – is what another James is…

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New Look England – Stuart Barnes

The build-up to England’s bid to win the 2015 World Cup should have already begun. It should have started the day after France beat them in the quarter-final of the…