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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…

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England v Australia: The Preview

AUSTRALIA HAVE made the short hop over the channel after their heavy loss to France still talking the talk, yet negativity seems to follow them like a bad odour at…

Jonathan Joseph

England must develop killer instinct

Would New Zealand have put 80 points on this below-strength Fiji side? They may well have, such is their ability to see an opportunity and take it. That is what…

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Residency rules, okay?

  By Alex Lowe WHEN ENGLAND walk out to play South Africa at Twickenham on November 24, each player will be accompanied by a mascot from his formative club. It…

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England v Barbarians: The Preview

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THIS IS the strongest team England have put out for this fixture for many a year, with plenty of familiar faces from the…

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England squad to tour South Africa

STUART LANCASTER has included 13 uncapped players in his 42-man England squad to tour South Africa in June. Harlequins back-rower Chris Robshaw will again captain England on the five-match tour,…