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England Rugby Team

Au contraire to the last decade, the England rugby team will be led by the youth brigade, the representatives of this generation. There is a buzz about the England rugby team after a long dry season.

The main names chanted by the crowds are 22 year old Manu Tuilagi and 21 year old Owen Farrell. They have proved the age old myth of getting wizened players from south to win a tournament false with their recently kick started careers in the England rugby teams and their plethora of achievements.

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EMBARRASSING TIMES

This has to be one of the most embarrassing times for the England rugby circuit. Sam Burgess, who plays forward for the England rugby league, is facing a possible two game ban for what he did on the field, when the team was playing against Melbourne Storm.

Burgess has been accused of grabbing Will Chambers between the legs and injuring him during the later part of the game.

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Tait hopeful of England Rugby Team recall

Matthew Tait, the full back for the Aviva premiership Rugby Football Union club the Leicester Tigers says that he has not given up hope of earning a recall to the England Rugby Team.

The 27 year old has earned 38 international caps for the national team but the last of those caps came almost three years back in 2010, and the player himself has been plagued with injuries in the subsequent time, which has more than hampered his chances of getting back to the national team squad.

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Robshaw named captain of the England

Stuart Lancaster, the head coach of the England Rugby Team has given confirmation that Harlequins FC skipper Chris Robshaw has been reappointed as the captain of the team for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.

The Harlequins man was in scintillating form last term as he led the England team to a second placed finish in the Six Nations Championship and will wear the captain’s armband against Scotland when England play their first game at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, the 2nd of February.

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ONE OF THE BEST

Rugby is a widely popular game in England as well as almost all parts of the world. The national team for england rugby represents its country for all tournaments held under rugby union.

They participate in the famous tournaments held for the game like the annual national championships, rugby world cup and many more! They are the proud winners of the Six National Championships for a record breaking 26 times.

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Lancaster given Honorary Doctorate

Stuart Lancaster, the head coach of the national team for the England Rugby team in the Rugby Union has been granted an honorary degree from the Leeds Metropolitan University during their summer graduation ceremonies. Stuart, who studied as an undergraduate at the famous university, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Sport for the contribution he has made to sport of rugby, both as a player and a coach.

FOUR IN THE RUNNING

It is widely thought that there are only two candidates for the vacant England manager/head coach vacancy. It is generally thought that the next man to take to role on a full time basis will be either Stuart Lancaster or Nick Mallett.

Ian Ritchie, the RFU’s new Chief Executive has though revealed that there are two others in consideration for the job.

WHITE INTERESTED IN ENGLAND ROLE

Former South Africa coach, Jake White has confirmed that he is in contention for the vacant England manager’s job.

He has told his current employers, ACT Brumbies, that the RFU has approached him and is considering him for the job.

Brumbies seems highly supportive of their man and are keen for him to take the choice which would benefit his career the most. They do how highlight in a statement that White is in the first year of a four year contract and should he be successful there would be “many details that would need to be worked through”.

ROBSHAW NAMED AS CAPTAIN

Harlequins’ captain Chris Robshaw has been named as England’s skipper for the forthcoming Six Nations opener against Scotland despite only having made one appearance for his nation’s team to date.

Robshaw’s lone cap came over two and a half years ago, but is tipped to play an integral role in the future of the England side following some impressive form for Harlequins so far this season.

Robshaw fought off competition from Dylan Hartley, Tom Croft and Tom Wood for the role, but when Wood picked up a toe injury the Quins man emerged as the favourite to take the role.

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