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Should Stuart Lancaster pick Steffon Armitage?

Roger Uttley believes Stuart Lancaster is gambling by not selecting Steffon Armitage and will have to think again should England come a cropper in the QBE autumn series. “Is Stuart…

Don't do it! Duncan Weir gets set to make the fateful pass

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

By Katie Field The Saints Brilliant BOD Only one man could head up the Saints list this week – the irrepressible Brian O’Driscoll, who became the world’s most-capped Test player…

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Stuart Lancaster at England’s kit launch

ENGLAND LAUNCHED their new home shirt in Leeds this week. Here coach Stuart Lancaster and wing Marland Yarde talk about the tradition of the jersey as well as the challenges…

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Who are the new boys in England’s EPS?

ON THURSDAY Stuart Lancaster recruited six new names to his Elite Player Squad (EPS), including five who won their first caps on England's summer tour to Argentina. Matt Kvesic, Billy…

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New Zealand v France: The Preview

HERE'S A curious stat for you. In the professional age, every Six Nations championship following a Lions tour has been won by the French. In 1998 they clinched the Grand…

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Goode ready for European test

GIVEN THE intelligent, unfussy rugby instincts that characterise his game, it comes as no surprise that Alex Goode also possesses a pretty precise memory. Describing a short sequence an hour…