Dave Nicoll

England Name Exciting Young Saxons Squad To Tour South Africa

England Saxons are to be coached by Ali Hepher in their two-Test series against South Africa A, with a 27-man squad being named for the tour. The squad, compromised of experienced names and emerging talent, will play South Africa’s second team in Bloemfontein on Friday 10 June and Outeniqua Park in George on Friday 17 June (7.10pm local time). England …

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Toulon’s Owner Has Made His Most Outrageous Claim Yet

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has written to Aviva Premiership chiefs about the possibility of his reigning European champions joining English rugby’s flagship domestic competition. A Premiership Rugby spokesman confirmed to the Press Association that a letter was received via email from the French club on Wednesday night. “It is a bit early for us to make a formal response,” the …

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The Top 5 Contenders For The England Captaincy

We take a look at the primary contenders for the England captaincy as Eddie Jones takes charge for his first Six Nations Championship… 1.Dylan Hartley Hartley is currently considered the favourite for the role by most of the press, and Jones himself has hinted at the possibility. Whilst there are a number of well known disciplinary issues in Hartley’s history, …

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Should This England’s Starting XV For The 2016 Six Nations?

We take a look at England’s potential starting XV and replacements to their Six Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield… 15.Mike Brown The incumbent, and probably England’s most well rounded full back right now. 14.Anthony Watson Has shown time and again he has what it takes to play at the very highest level. 13.Jonathan Joseph England’s stand-out player during last …

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7 Key Talking Points From England’s Six Nations Squad

We take a look at the seven key talking points from Eddie Jones’ England squad for the 2016 RBS Six Nations Championship… 1.There is no place for sentiment in the team Despite having been key figures during Stuart Lancaster’s tenure, both Tom Wood and Tom Youngs have been dropped from the squad completely, whilst other notable omissions include the likes …

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Could This Be The Most Exciting Six Nations Yet?

The final day of the 2015 Six Nations will live long in the memory, but can 2016’s tournament top it for excitement? In 2016, wherever you look there are reasons to be excited. From the new coaches leading England and France into the tournament, through to young players looking to break into the teams, there is something for everyone to get excited about. …

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Classic Rugby Shirts In A Synthetic World

If you’re anything like me, you may be getting sick of only being able to get your hands on the latest synthetic versions of modern rugby shirts. It seems almost impossible to get your hands on classic cotton rugby shirts that don’t feel like they were made from cardboard. The rise of the synthetic shirt has become an increasingly common …

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