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walesonline
England reveal their potential first-choice Rugby World Cup XV... so are they better than Wales?The stakes couldn’t be higher for those starting a match neither side can affor
England reveal their potential first-choice Rugby World Cup XV... so are they better than Wales?
walesonline / Posted 18 hours ago
The stakes couldn’t be higher for those starting a match neither side can afford to come unstuck in because it would send the loser into the tournament having suffered back-to-back defeats. It’s clear the England team selected by coach Lancaster is... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Stuart Lancaster admits that George Ford's place is under threat from Owen FarrellLancaster has no qualms about staying true to the half-back combination that se
Stuart Lancaster admits that George Ford's place is under threat from Owen Farrell
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Lancaster has no qualms about staying true to the half-back combination that served England so well in the Six Nations when they scored 18 tries and missed out by only a whisker to Ireland on the title. He has a lot of trust in Ford although he did... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spotStuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first ch
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spot
Kingston Guardian / Posted yesterday
Stuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first choice fly-half is coming under growing pressure from Owen Farrell. Ford has been retained for Saturday's clash with Ireland at Twickenham knowing he must deliver against... Read more
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Oxford Mail
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spotStuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first ch
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spot
Oxford Mail / Posted yesterday
Stuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first choice fly-half is coming under growing pressure from Owen Farrell. Ford has been retained for Saturday's clash with Ireland at Twickenham knowing he must deliver against... Read more
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Gazette
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spotStuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first ch
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spot
Gazette / Posted yesterday
Stuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first choice fly-half is coming under growing pressure from Owen Farrell. Ford has been retained for Saturday's clash with Ireland at Twickenham knowing he must deliver against... Read more
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guardian-series
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spotStuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first ch
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spot
guardian-series / Posted yesterday
Stuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first choice fly-half is coming under growing pressure from Owen Farrell. Ford has been retained for Saturday's clash with Ireland at Twickenham knowing he must deliver against... Read more
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Harrow Times
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spotStuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first ch
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spot
Harrow Times / Posted yesterday
Stuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first choice fly-half is coming under growing pressure from Owen Farrell. Ford has been retained for Saturday's clash with Ireland at Twickenham knowing he must deliver against... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spotStuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first ch
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spot
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted yesterday
Stuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first choice fly-half is coming under growing pressure from Owen Farrell. Ford has been retained for Saturday's clash with Ireland at Twickenham knowing he must deliver against... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spotStuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first ch
George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spot
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted yesterday
Stuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first choice fly-half is coming under growing pressure from Owen Farrell. Ford has been retained for Saturday's clash with Ireland at Twickenham knowing he must deliver against... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against IrelandEngland have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against Ireland
Oxford Mail / Posted yesterday
England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. It will be the first time Barritt and Joseph have started a match together, although they formed... Read more
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Gazette
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against IrelandEngland have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against Ireland
Gazette / Posted yesterday
England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. It will be the first time Barritt and Joseph have started a match together, although they formed... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Barritt and Joseph team up for EnglandLONDON: England's probable World Cup midfield partnership of Brad Barritt and J
Barritt and Joseph team up for England
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
LONDON: England's probable World Cup midfield partnership of Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph will start together for the first time in Saturday's final warm up match against Ireland, coach Stuart Lancaster said on Tuesday. Barritt's last test was... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against Ireland « Shropshire StarIt will be the first time Barritt and Joseph have started a match together, alt
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against Ireland « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted yesterday
It will be the first time Barritt and Joseph have started a match together, although they formed makeshift midfields midway through Tests against New Zealand and Australia, in what is the 13th different 12-13 axis of Stuart Lancaster's... Read more
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guardian-series
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against IrelandEngland have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against Ireland
guardian-series / Posted yesterday
England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. It will be the first time Barritt and Joseph have started a match together, although they formed... Read more
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Harrow Times
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against IrelandEngland have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against Ireland
Harrow Times / Posted yesterday
England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. It will be the first time Barritt and Joseph have started a match together, although they formed... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against Ireland England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairin
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against Ireland
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. It will be the first time... Read more
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walesonline
Rugby World Cup 2015: Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph pair up for EnglandEngland have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing
Rugby World Cup 2015: Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph pair up for England
walesonline / Posted yesterday
England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing for Saturday’s World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. It will be the first time Barritt and Joseph have started a match together, although they formed... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against IrelandEngland have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against Ireland
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted yesterday
England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. It will be the first time Barritt and Joseph have started a match together, although they formed... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against IrelandEngland have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing
Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph to pair up for England against Ireland
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted yesterday
England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. It will be the first time Barritt and Joseph have started a match together, although they formed... Read more
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sportsmole
Five changes for England against IrelandEngland coach Stuart Lancaster has made five changes for Saturday's final Rugby
Five changes for England against Ireland
sportsmole / Posted yesterday
England coach Stuart Lancaster has made five changes for Saturday's final Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Ireland at Twickenham Stadium. Saracens centre Brad Barritt returns to the starting XV after being out of the international fold for... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Burgess' inclusion in England's World Cup squad no gamble: LancasterRugby World Cup: Sam Burgess' inclusion in England squad not a gamble, says coa
Burgess' inclusion in England's World Cup squad no gamble: Lancaster
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
Rugby World Cup: Sam Burgess' inclusion in England squad not a gamble, says coach Stuart Lancaster Sam Burgess' inclusion in England's final 31-man World Cup squad is not a selection "gamble", according to coach Stuart Lancaster. Burgess was named... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
England turn to Geoff Parling to solve line-out woes“We’ve certainly looked at that combination with him and [Courtney] Lawes and W
England turn to Geoff Parling to solve line-out woes
Daily Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
“We’ve certainly looked at that combination with him and [Courtney] Lawes and Wood together in the pack. We ran that in the training session on Wednesday. Things were a lot more settled in that department so that will be a combination we’re looking... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Rugby World Cup: Sam Burgess picked in England squadEngland's Sam Burgess won an NRL title less than a year ago. Photo / AP Nine m
Rugby World Cup: Sam Burgess picked in England squad
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
England's Sam Burgess won an NRL title less than a year ago. Photo / AP Nine months after playing his first game of rugby union, Sam Burgess completed a remarkable rise to England's squad for the Rugby World Cup on Thursday in the most divisive... Read more
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walesonline
England Rugby World Cup squad verdict: Wales have better players... they have nothing to fearAmong those bombed out by the Red Rose coach were dangerous backs Luther Burrel
England Rugby World Cup squad verdict: Wales have better players... they have nothing to fear
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
Among those bombed out by the Red Rose coach were dangerous backs Luther Burrell and Danny Cipriani while play-making centre Billy Twelvetrees lost out to the exciting Henry Slade. Will Lancaster’s squad be good enough to finish in the top two of... Read more
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Eye Witness News
England announce 31-man squad for #RWC2015 Coach Lancaster has gone with 17 forwards and 14 backs in his side and has ke
England announce 31-man squad for #RWC2015
Eye Witness News / Posted 6 days ago
Coach Lancaster has gone with 17 forwards and 14 backs in his side and has kept Chris Robshaw as captain. FILE: England head coach Stuart Lancaster has named his final 31-man group of players who will... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
England Rugby World Cup team: Our writers select their XVs for opener against FijiEngland prospered in the Six Nations with the bulk of this side in place, and t
England Rugby World Cup team: Our writers select their XVs for opener against Fiji
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
England prospered in the Six Nations with the bulk of this side in place, and the return to fitness of lock, Joe Launchbury can only add to their strength. Ford had a difficult time in Paris last weekend but his forwards were on the back foot and he... Read more
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Chichester Observer
RUGBY WORLD CUP: Launchbury and Marler in England squad but Billy Twelvetrees left out - Chichester Observer with your email account {* traditionalSignIn_emailAddre
RUGBY WORLD CUP: Launchbury and Marler in England squad but Billy Twelvetrees left out
Chichester Observer / Posted 6 days ago
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sportsvibe
England Announce 31-Man World Cup SquadThe 26-year-old is the surprise name to have made the final cut having only mad
England Announce 31-Man World Cup Squad
sportsvibe / Posted 6 days ago
The 26-year-old is the surprise name to have made the final cut having only made his debut for England in the recent Test against France. Burgess made his bow for Bath last November and despite his short time in Rugby Union, his impressive displays... Read more
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Super Sport
Burgess no World Cup 'gamble' - Lancaster Sam Burgess's inclusion in England's final 31-man World Cup squad was no sele
Burgess no World Cup 'gamble' - Lancaster
Super Sport / Posted 6 days ago
Sam Burgess's inclusion in England's final 31-man World Cup squad was no selection "gamble", coach Stuart Lancaster insisted on Thursday after including the centre just 10 months since the dynamic... Read more
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The New Age
Burgess and Slade leapfrog Burrell into England squadCentres Sam Burgess and Henry Slade, who have each played only one internationa
Burgess and Slade leapfrog Burrell into England squad
The New Age / Posted 6 days ago
Centres Sam Burgess and Henry Slade, who have each played only one international, were named in England's rugby World Cup squad as coach Stuart Lancaster culled Six Nations regular Luther Burrell from his final 31-man group on Thursday. Flyhalf... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
England World Cup squad pen-pics Age: 25. Position: Prop. Club: Harlequins. Test points: 0. Bio: Early-car
England World Cup squad pen-pics
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Age: 25. Position: Prop. Club: Harlequins. Test points: 0. Bio: Early-career reputation as something of a loose cannon, but he has matured into a fine Test prop. Mako Vunipola. Age: 24. Position: Prop. Club:... Read more
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SportsFan
Burgess in England's World Cup squadLess than 12 months after helping South Sydney to a first NRL premiership in ov
Burgess in England's World Cup squad
SportsFan / Posted 6 days ago
Less than 12 months after helping South Sydney to a first NRL premiership in over four decades, Sam Burgess has played his way into England's Rugby World Cup squad. Burgess, the Clive Churchill Medal winner in the Rabbitohs' Grand Final triumph over... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Slade and Burgess leapfrog Burrell into England squadLONDON Centres Sam Burgess and Henry Slade, who have each played only one inter
Slade and Burgess leapfrog Burrell into England squad
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 6 days ago
LONDON Centres Sam Burgess and Henry Slade, who have each played only one international, were named in England's rugby World Cup squad as coach Stuart Lancaster culled Six Nations regular Luther Burrell from his final 31-man group on... Read more
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Daily Mirror
England Rugby World Cup squad announcement recapDo you feel ready? “Yeah definitely. We’ve had a lot of time together, some ha
England Rugby World Cup squad announcement recap
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
Do you feel ready? “Yeah definitely. We’ve had a lot of time together, some hard sessions. “We feel ready. I’m just looking forward and excited to getting out there.” He said: “I never thought I would be in this position. “Brad hit the nail on... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Burgess’ RWC future with England decidedRugby World Cup 2015: Sam Burgess makes England’s 31-man squad to play at RWC |
Burgess’ RWC future with England decided
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Rugby World Cup 2015: Sam Burgess makes England’s 31-man squad to play at RWC | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on QuestNews website SearchUse keywords to search content on QuestNews website SAM Burgess is going to the Rugby... Read more
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norwichadvertiser24
Jamie George included in England’s 31-man World Cup squadRugby Thursday, August 27, 2015 Welwyn Garden City-born hooker Jamie George h
Jamie George included in England’s 31-man World Cup squad
norwichadvertiser24 / Posted 6 days ago
Rugby Thursday, August 27, 2015 Welwyn Garden City-born hooker Jamie George has been included in England’s 31-man squad for next month’s home World Cup. To send a link to this page to a... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Rugby World Cup 2015: Sam Burgess makes England’s 31-man squad to play at RWCSAM Burgess is going to the Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom after the cod
Rugby World Cup 2015: Sam Burgess makes England’s 31-man squad to play at RWC
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 6 days ago
SAM Burgess is going to the Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom after the code-hopping superstar was selected in coach Stuart Lancaster’s 31-man squad for the tournament. Burgess quit rugby league and South Sydney after leading the Rabbitohs to... Read more
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International Business Times
England Rugby World Cup squad: Sam Burgess and Henry Slade included by Stuart Lancaster Sam Burgess and Henry Slade have both been confirmed in the England squad for t
England Rugby World Cup squad: Sam Burgess and Henry Slade included by Stuart Lancaster
International Business Times / Posted 6 days ago
Sam Burgess and Henry Slade have both been confirmed in the England squad for the Rugby World Cup after the 31-man party was announced by coach Stuart Lancaster. Both Burgess and Slade only made their international debuts in the warm-up win over... Read more
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Daily Mail
Sam Burgess named in England World Cup squad ahead of Luther Burrell as Stuart Lancaster picks men to win on home soil Eng
Sam Burgess named in England World Cup squad
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
ahead of Luther Burrell as Stuart Lancaster picks men to win on home soil England coach Stuart Lancaster has named their 31-man World Cup squad Sam Burgess is picked ahead of Luther Burrell in fourth... Read more
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sportsmole
Burgess makes England Rugby World Cup squadThe 26-year-old is one of four centres chosen by coach Stuart Lancaster, but th
Burgess makes England Rugby World Cup squad
sportsmole / Posted 6 days ago
The 26-year-old is one of four centres chosen by coach Stuart Lancaster, but there is no place for Luther Burrell of Northampton Saints. Gloucester Rugby number eight Ben Morgan is also included, though Harlequins veteran Nick Easter has missed out... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Sam Burgess still sweating on England spot as Stuart Lancaster delays decisionLancaster is due to confirm his final tournament squad at 1.45pm on Thursday.
Sam Burgess still sweating on England spot as Stuart Lancaster delays decision
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
Lancaster is due to confirm his final tournament squad at 1.45pm on Thursday. Burgess and Burrell are understood to have lined up against each other at inside centre in opposing sides during the final trial match at the squad’s training base on... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Danny Cipriani finds out his fate for Rugby World CupStuart Lancaster will leave the Sale Sharks man out of his team when he announc
Danny Cipriani finds out his fate for Rugby World Cup
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
Stuart Lancaster will leave the Sale Sharks man out of his team when he announces his final 31 players on Thursday afternoon. Cipriani, 27, has already been told personally by Lancaster that he has not made the squad. But despite being dropped,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Danny Cipriani left out of England's 31-man 2015 Rugby World Cup squad Stuart Lancaster is preparing to name his 31-man Rugby World Cup squad Ahead
Danny Cipriani left out of England's 31-man 2015 Rugby World Cup squad
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
Stuart Lancaster is preparing to name his 31-man Rugby World Cup squad Ahead of Thursday's 1:45pm announcement, Sportsmail understands that Danny Cipriani will not be in the... Read more
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walesonline
Why only FOUR England players would get into Warren Gatland's Wales XV.Well man for man, WalesOnline rugby correspondent Andy Howell reckons Warren Ga
Why only FOUR England players would get into Warren Gatland's Wales XV.
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
Well man for man, WalesOnline rugby correspondent Andy Howell reckons Warren Gatland’s side have nothing to fear from the showdown with England. Yes there is the Twickenham factor and home advantage to worry about, but when it comes to actual... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
George Ford's struggles against France show Owen Farrell could have crucial roleBut when he does play Ford must learn to get control of a game, to play the bal
George Ford's struggles against France show Owen Farrell could have crucial role
Daily Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
But when he does play Ford must learn to get control of a game, to play the ball in the right areas, know when to kick and when to run. I think it took 37 minutes for England to get any sort of phase play going last night. But as I said, these... Read more
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iafrica.com
Michalak sinks England with bootVeteran flyhalf Frederic Michalak delivered a record-breaking performance as Fr
Michalak sinks England with boot
iafrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Veteran flyhalf Frederic Michalak delivered a record-breaking performance as France downed England 25-20 in Saturday's Test. Michalak kicked 17 points as he became France's all-time leading scorer, boosting his hopes of a third World Cup appearance... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
England v France ratings James Haskell, third left, did his World Cup chances no harm in Paris MIKE B
England v France ratings
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
James Haskell, third left, did his World Cup chances no harm in Paris MIKE BROWN: One of England's best performers on a night when little went right. 7 JACK NOWELL: Wriggled through tackles and always made yards.... Read more
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Daily Mail
France 25-20 England: Lancaster's side fall to Stade de France defeatFrance 25-20 England: Stuart Lancaster's side fall to Stade de France defeat as
France 25-20 England: Lancaster's side fall to Stade de France defeat
Daily Mail / Posted 11 days ago
France 25-20 England: Stuart Lancaster's side fall to Stade de France defeat as they lose penultimate World Cup warm-up match Chris Robshaw returned to Stuart Lancaster's starting line-up to lead England in World Cup warm-up encounter Jonny May was... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
France vs England, Rugby World Cup warm-up live: England lose 25-20 to France, despite late comebackHello and welcome to our liveblog of the second leg of Le Crunch Rugby World Cu
France vs England, Rugby World Cup warm-up live: England lose 25-20 to France, despite late comeback
Daily Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
Hello and welcome to our liveblog of the second leg of Le Crunch Rugby World Cup warm-ups. England currently hold a narrow 19-14 lead after their victory at Twickenham last weekend, meaning that France need to win by more than five clear points... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
France vs England, Rugby World Cup warmHello and welcome to our liveblog of the second leg of Le Crunch Rugby World Cu
France vs England, Rugby World Cup warm
Daily Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
Hello and welcome to our liveblog of the second leg of Le Crunch Rugby World Cup warm-ups. England currently hold a narrow 19-14 lead after their victory at Twickenham last weekend, meaning that France need to win by more than five clear points... Read more
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