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Billy Twelvetrees on his way to scoring a try

Saxons book final place in trying times for Tonga

England Saxons booked their place in the Churchill Cup final against Canada by destroying the Tonga pack in the Kingsholm rain. Stuart Lancaster’s side were awarded a hat-trick of penalty…

England Saxons prop Matt Stevens tackles Tonga Lea’aetoa at Kingsholm

Hardy boys take charge at scrum and lineout

Simon Hardy watched England Saxons overwhelm Tonga at the scrum and lineout and admitted: “As a forwards coach you couldn’t ask for any more.” The Saxons booked their place in…

Counties close clean sweep tour with Test win in Spain

Counties close clean sweep tour with Test win in Spain

England Counties completed their fifth successive summer tour clean sweep when they claimed another international Test scalpby beating Spain in Valladolid. The Counties scored seven tries and keep their lines…

England Saxons team to play Tonga on Sunday

England Saxons team to play Tonga on Sunday

England Saxons have made four changes to their starting line-up for Sunday’s Churchill Cup clash with Tonga at Gloucester (2.30pm). Full back Alex Goode (Saracens), wing Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby),…

Crane backs Johnson to climb England ranks

Crane backs Johnson to climb England ranks

England Saxons captain Jordan Crane is backing Exeter’s Tom Johnson to continue his climb up the international ranks. A superb first season in the Aviva Premiership with the Chiefs saw…

John Steele leaves the RFU

John Steele leaves the RFU

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) Board of Directors can confirm that John Steele has left the Union with immediate effect. Current RFU chairman and now acting Chief Executive Martyn Thomas…

Joe Ford signs for Leeds

Joe Ford signs for Leeds

Leeds Carnegie have announced the signing of fly half Joe Ford, 21, on a two year contract from Heineken Cup finalists Northampton Saints. Ford returns to Headingley Carnegie after a…

England Counties win in Madrid

England Counties win in Madrid

ENGLAND Counties launched their three-match tour to Spain with an eight-try demolition of a Madrid XV, their 53-24 success containing some quality moments laced with the inevitable disjointed moments which…

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Crane to captain Saxons v USA

England Saxons today named the side for their opening Churchill Cup game against the USA at Northampton on Saturday (5pm). There are only two survivors from the team that beat…