IN THE aftermath of the Six Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture, there were at least some standouts in recent weeks. So in the interest of making clear what Warren Gatland, Graham Rowntree, Rob Howley and Andy Farrell face
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ENGLAND TOOK a giant step towards their first Grand Slam in a decade with a 23-13 victory over France. The most important statistic is that Stuart Lancaster’s men found a way to win. They are getting very good at that. But it was a far from perfect performance. There will be much for the England management to address over the next fortnight.
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DYLAN HARTLEY and Joe Launchbury dissect the scrum in the run up to England v France at Twickenham. But what else have the England squad been up to in camp? In this week’s video, Ben Youngs takes us to breakfast, plus we go behind the scenes Owen Farrell and Mako Vunipola, and meet England’s kit man…
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THE BRITISH and Irish Lions are still hotter than a Justin Bieber and David Beckham collaborative calendar. Need proof? Every single test ticket for this summer’s tour sold out in 15 minutes. People are tearing their hair out, trying to find a seat. The powers that be Down Under have promised a spectacle to rival the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the omens are good.
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Four wins from five. Not even the most optimistic England fan in their right mind would have predicted that outcome at the start of this year’s RBS 6 Nations. Yet now England will look back on their defeat to Wales not with the same sense of pride they seemed to feel at the time, but with a sour taste of what might have been.
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PARIS IN the springtime (well nearly). That’s the venue for this weekend’s RBS 6 Nations tie between France and England – the first time the two sides have met since Les Bleus knocked Martin Johnson’s men out of the World Cup in October. Both sides have new coaches in charge now – Philippe Saint-Andre in the blue corner and Stuart Lancaster in the white – so what can we expect when the two sides meet at Stade de France on Sunday afternoon?
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STUART LANCASTER has picked an unchanged England starting XV to play France in Paris in the RBS 6 Nations on Sunday afternoon.
The only changes from the England 22 that lost 19-12 to Wales come on the bench with Stade Francais lock Tom Palmer replacing the injured Courtney Lawes and fit-again Charlie Hodgson, the Saracens fly-half, coming in for Toby Flood.