Joe Marler Has Got Himself In Trouble Despite Not Even Touring With England

England prop Joe Marler has risked sanction from the Rugby Football Union after using social media to direct an obscene remark at former Australia coach Bob Dwyer. Marler used Twitter to call Dwyer “a w*****” in response to his claim that Dan Cole scrummaged illegally in the first Test against the Wallabies last Saturday. The tweet was quickly deleted. The …

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Pacific Islands Receive Huge Boost For Future Internationals

World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot is to look into the sport’s international eligibility rules as part of a wide-ranging report into the sustainability of the game in the Pacific Islands. The former Argentina international came out strongly against the existing rules, which allow a player to represent a country if they have lived there for three years, when he was …

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England Must Now Begin To Revel In The ‘Arrogant’ Label

It is one of the oldest cliches in modern rugby, but now it is time for England to make the ‘arrogant’ tag their own rather than shying away from it. Until recently, the England side often looked afraid of their own shadows. They became so preoccupied with how the rest of the world perceived them that they lost sight of …

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