Stuart Lancaster

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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…

chris robshaw england

RBS 6 Nations: England analysis: Round 3

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…

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Balshaw hoping to extend his French stay

FOR ALL the talk in recent weeks about Jonny Wilkinson, and will-he-or-won’t-he sign on for another stint at Toulon, there’s another Englishman in the south of France in a similar…

Matthew Rees

The home nations’ autumn report

With results and incidental occurrences varying throughout the autumn Internationals, it is not a case of saying that there were winners and losers. There is a cost for the smallest…

Joe Launchbury

Reality check for Lancaster’s England

STUART LANCASTER had described this autumn as "production time" for England. The Fiji Test was a nice dress rehearsal but Australia was the big opening night. And England fluffed their…