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Hepher hails 'top quality' Slade

Ali Hepher hailed an impressive performance by Exeter's England hopeful Henry Slade after the Chiefs stung Wasps 31-17 at Sandy Park.

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Vunipola ruled out for four months

England No. 8 Billy Vunipola has been ruled out for four months after undergoing knee surgery, his club Saracens have announced.

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England call up Clifford to replace Vunipola

Jack Clifford has been called up by England for their Oxford training camp after Billy Vunipola suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Saracens duty.

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Jones: I can't influence England recruitment

Eddie Jones has ruled out making a raid on rugby league to improve England's World Cup prospects in the mould of Sam Burgess' doomed cross-code switch.

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2dPA Sport

Kingston: Smith excels despite attention

Marcus Smith impressed Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston after producing another promising display, even if it was not enough to prevent a 31-28 Aviva Premiership defeat by Leicester.

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Saracens sweat over Billy Vunipola after injury

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall revealed that England number eight Billy Vunipola is having a scan on his knee after leaving the field injured during the 41-13 win over Sale.

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3dTom Hamilton

Phase Two: Assessing England ahead of RWC2019

Eddie Jones is entering the second phase of his tenure as he looks to guide England to World Cup glory in 2019. ESPN looks at what headaches he has over the next two years.

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Jones: Smith is an apprentice with England

Eddie Jones has sought to diffuse the expectation gathering around England prospect Marcus Smith by insisting his duties will be limited to polishing George Ford's boots.

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3dESPN Staff

Who are England's uncapped duo?

Eddie Jones has included uncapped Tom Dunn and Marcus Smith in his England squad for a training camp in Oxford. ESPN gives you the lowdown on the new(ish) faces.

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3dTom Hamilton

England training squad: Lions left out, Smith in

Eddie Jones has left out four players who toured with the British & Irish Lions in his latest England training squad ahead of the autumn internationals.

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4dESPN Staff

Vunipola: Lions win 3-0 if Jones in charge

Billy Vunipola has supported Sean O'Brien's criticism of the British & Irish Lions coaching staff and even claimed that Eddie Jones would've guided the side to a 3-0 series win in New Zealand.

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5dChris M. Jones

Hopley: Players don't support shortened Six Nations

Damian Hopley, CEO of the Rugby Players' Association, believes reducing the Six Nations by a week would put an unacceptable workload and pressure on international players.

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5dESPN Staff

England could skip 6N opener - report

England and France could skip the opening round of the Six Nations from 2020, according to a report in The Times.

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6dESPN Staff

Jones: Rugby can learn from football

England coach Eddie Jones believes rugby union could learn from football when it comes to developing skills.

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Marler warned over goading Haskell

Joe Marler has received a citing commissioner's warning for goading James Haskell in Harlequins' 24-21 win over Wasps.

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7dPA Sport

Leicester forwards coach Blaze resigns

Leicester forwards coach Richard Blaze has resigned from his position at the Aviva Premiership club for personal reasons.

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8dPA Sport

Young accuses Marler of goading Haskell

Dai Young hit out at Joe Marler for goading James Haskell into a yellow card in Wasps' 24-21 Aviva Premiership loss to Harlequins.

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9dMartyn Thomas

Evans on Smith: 'He's really gifted. He gets it'

Nick Evans knows what it takes to get to the top of professional rugby and while Marcus Smith is taking a different route to him, he is confident the teenage fly-half can be a success for club and country.

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Bath's Watson 'good to go' for Saints trip

Bath boss Todd Blackadder says England star Anthony Watson is "good to go" ahead of Friday's Aviva Premiership clash against Northampton.

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Sarries' Rhodes 'not thinking about England'

Saracens flanker Michael Rhodes' England mission is back on track thanks to an operation to fuse a piece of his hip into his collarbone.

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19dESPN Staff

Mako Vunipola eyes return at Bath

England and British & Irish Lions front row Mako Vunipola hopes to make his Saracens return against Bath this weekend in the Aviva Premiership.

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20dESPN Staff

Kruis set to return before autumn

Saracens believe the ankle injury sustained by England lock George Kruis is not as bad as was initially feared.

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20dESPN Staff

Jones issues final warning to Tuilagi

England head coach Eddie Jones has warned Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi that if he misbehaves again he will be "spending a lot of time in the Midlands."

2015 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • ENG5th
    TRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 25 Tries Scored
    NZ1st
    16
    25
  • ENG6th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 125 Points Difference
    NZ1st
    58
    125