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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Tom Palmer, the Paris-based lock who cemented a place in the England engine room before last year's World Cup, has been dropped from the squad for this weekend's Six Nations match against Wales at Twickenham. He is not the only casualty of Stuart Lancaster's first selectorial tinkerings since taking over as caretaker coach. Two Harlequins, the full-back Mike Brown and the centre Jordan Turner-Hall, have also been cut from the party.
Saturday 18 February 2012
Friday 17 February 2012
Ben Youngs accepts that a frustrating loss of form has left him in danger of being dropped by England for the first time in his career.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
According to latest figures compiled by what might be called the Rugby Football Union's health and safety team – Dr Simon Kemp, head of sports medicine at Twickenham is the man principally responsible for collating the statistics – the game is no more dangerous to life and limb now than it was a decade ago, despite the greater speed and dynamism of the people who play it for a living and the heavier collisions in every area of the field.
Saturday 14 January 2012
Unfairly maligned as one-dimensional by some, Saracens' South African-born No 12 may actually provide an answer to England's long-standing problem position
Sunday 08 January 2012
Leicester Tigers 29 London Wasps 11
Sunday 08 January 2012
Versatile Saracen in with a shout of being England's new housewives' favourite
Saturday 07 January 2012
Weekend Preview: England's No 10 is out for a month but the Tigers can still muster a winning back line
Thursday 05 January 2012
Two-thirds of caretaker coaching team will seek to rebuild tarnished team by reconnecting with union's grass roots
Monday 02 January 2012
Leicester 28 Sale 23
Wednesday 28 December 2011
Worcester 13 Leicester 32
Friday 11 November 2011
Jonny Wilkinson has described his England team-mates as naive to think their World Cup drinking session would go unreported and believes some of them arrived at the tournament in the wrong frame of mind.
Sunday 06 November 2011
Leicester Tigers 24 London Irish 24
Saturday 29 October 2011
Sunday 02 October 2011
The euphoria of scoring England's winning try faded quickly for Chris Ashton. A short, sharp sprint took Ashton to the top of the World Cup scorers' charts but he was almost as relieved simply to get the ball in his hands as he was to score a 15th try in 19 Tests.
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