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Freddie Burns has struggled to return to form

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Maynard was widely tipped to graduate to the England team

James Lawton: Terrible tragedy should act as a wake-up call for English cricket

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£29m facelift for Northern Ireland's Windsor Park

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7 – Chris Robshaw (England) – The English captain led his side to a first victory in Ireland for 10 years. Brilliant defensively and always looked to ship the ball on from first receiver. Lead-from-the-front example shown by taking final line-out

Mike Brown hails England captain Chris Robshaw as a 'brilliant leader'

Robshaw is in prime position for the British and Irish Lions captaincy

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