England ready to name two spinners for second Test
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Saturday 01 January 2011
Thursday 23 December 2010
Sale Sharks have announced the immediate departure of their head coach Mike Brewer.
Saturday 11 December 2010
Sale Sharks head coach Mike Brewer will read little into Brive's current "crisis club" status ahead of today's Amlin Challenge Cup game in France.
Monday 06 December 2010
The chief executive of the rugby players' Association, Damian Hopley, has warned England's stance on not selecting players based abroad could be challenged under European law.
Friday 03 December 2010
Director of elite rugby Rob Andrew feels the Rugby Football Union's new rules on player eligibility will help England to approach the 2015 World Cup with their emerging stars at their best.
Thursday 02 December 2010
England today hardened their position on selecting overseas-based players by declaring they will only be chosen after the 2011 World Cup in "exceptional circumstances".
Sunday 28 November 2010
Sunday 14 November 2010
Saturday 13 November 2010
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Dylan Hartley will start at hooker for England against Australia.
Sunday 07 November 2010
Saturday 06 November 2010
Wednesday 03 November 2010
The way their rivals tell it, England reached the final of the last World Cup in 2007 playing "anti-rugby" – a profoundly negative, forward-driven, kick-obsessed style of union that undermined the tournament as a spectacle and drove the law-makers to seek radical new ways of selling the sport to a mass audience. The way the red-rose hierarchy told it yesterday, the killjoy spirit is alive and well. Martin Johnson's side will go into this weekend's highly significant match with New Zealand at Twickenham with one change in their starting line-up – Andrew Sheridan for Tim Payne at loose-head prop – and no change at all in their mindset.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Andrew Sheridan will return to the England front row after a 20-month absence for Saturday's showdown with New Zealand after recovering from shoulder surgery.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Experimentation? Martin Johnson never had the inclination, and now he doesn't have the time either. The seventh World Cup is less than a year away, so the prospects of the manager ripping things up and starting again at this stage in the game are on the distant side of remote. The vast majority of those who beat Australia last time out, in Sydney back in June, will take the field against the All Blacks at Twickenham on Saturday, and unless something really drastic happens – a defeat of 25 points or more – they are likely to stay together for the meeting with the Wallabies a week later.
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