Rugby between England and Australia is always interesting not only for the matches but for the underlying rivalry and fires that are set which lead to interesting incidents on and off the field.
The England rugby team finally seems ready to win something on the world stage, with a fantastic victory against Australia in their return to international rugby in the Australian Series helping to give them a nudge in the right direction to becoming a global rugby superpoer once more.
Rugby league is not about skills, it is a game designed to hurt people. That was Jones's opinion of the rival sport when asked about his thoughts on Sam Burgess's failed attempt to play in rugby union.
In 2014, Burgess decided to walk away from the South Sydney Rabbitohs to represent England at the 2015 World Cup. Despite making the starting XV, he was blamed for the poor showing at the tournament when England were dumped out in the pool stages.
The Aussies would be taking a big risk if they play Israel Folau at a central position instead of his more familiar full-back role in the Brisbane Test on Saturday, believes England's center Jonathan Joseph.
Despite the fact that Folau has spent most of his career playing at full-back, NSW Waratahs' trainer Daryl Gibson has played the 27-year-old in a midfield position this year.
All eyes are on the England rugby team after their feat in the Six Nations win.
Indeed, last year did not end well for this team, which lost out to Australia in the World cup tournament. With a new coach and a resurgent attitude the team started off the New Year which showed the results already. It could be a coincidence that Dylan Hartley, who captained for the team in the first Grand Slam is set to return to the team again after a span of thirteen years.
England under Aussie coach Eddie Jones are determined to upset Australia in the opening Brisbane Test on Saturday. Jones is priming his boys for a physical onslaught on the Australian side, who eight months ago humiliated the hosts in the World Cup with a 33-13 victory at Twickenham.
But now optimism is running high within the English ranks as they have not yet lost a match under their new coach. Earlier this season, Jones guided his side to win the first Grand Slam in thirteen years. To motivate his side for the upcoming series, Jones has been providing the players with footage of cricket's Bodyline Ashes tour.
Post the very celestial feel of scoring 1st England try during the match against Italy, Nick Easter happily cherished his return to grass-roots rugby, even though it got him gild ribbing from Wimbledin Rugby.
The 36 year old has been joining up the playing duties at Harlequins along with his role of the head coach for Wimbledon- the regional league that belongs to 6th tier of England rugby.
Easter’s achievement as oldest try-scorer at 5 or 6 Nations championship wasn’t lost out on his team during training session- as he got an off day from the England duty.
Jonny Wilkinson, the Rugby World Cup winning hero of the England Rugby Team has said that his country must win the Six Nations Championship before they can even think about going all the way in the World Cup.
The former Toulon and Newcastle Falcons man said that before England can dream about ruling the world, they must start closer to home and conquer Europe, adding that the first step towards that is a win in the Six Nations Championship.
The England Rugby Team and Stuart Lancaster have their contracts till 2020 as Lancaster is ready to lead team England in the two upcoming World Cups of Rugby.
Lancaster was appointed to the post of head coach in March 2012 by the RFU. He has also guided England to get the spot of Runners up in the six championships. Coach Mike Catt was the support system that he had to give the team the attack skills education.