Posts Tagged ‘England’

Debate Over Denny Solomona

Monday, May 1st, 2017

There is much that goes on every week, including controversial discussions between rugby experts where different leaders give their opinions on pressing matters in the world of rugby.

The latest debate ensues about the stance that Rugby Football Union has taken over Denny Solomona. He has been in great form for Sale Sharks. There has now been a call for switching over from Castleford Tigers to get him fast tracked into the England squad of Eddie Jones or to get him for the Lions squad led by Warren Gatland.

There is much going for this 23 year old player who hails from New Zealand. He is a Samoan international player in the rugby league. He gained attention when he scored in five tries in the first games of the competition. As a result, he qualified for playing for England as on March 9th as per prevailing residency laws. He was a representative for the Samoa League last year as his grandparents are Samoan. (more…)

Jones keeps Itoje and Beaumont in England squad

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Josh Beaumont and Maro Itoje have been added to a twenty-five-strong England team for RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy, in Rome, on Sunday.

Eddie Jones, the chief coach, was awaited to name the machday-23 on Tuesday night, he had opted to keep those selected for the 15-9 win against Scotland, with the addition of No 8 Beaumont and 2nd row Itoje. Openside Matt Kvesic and outside centre Elliot Daly have been sent to their clubs for the Aviva Premiership matches this weekend.

Eddie Jones suggested that his starting-15 would be announced on Friday morning. In fact, he has also hinted that there would be some alterations in his team because of the conditions anticipated at the Stadio Olimpico in the Italian capital.

Maro Itoje showed his tremendous skills for Saracens in this season. There is a strong chance that he would be in the line up in the round two of the tournament, probably in expense of Joe Launchbury, George Kruis and Courtney Lawes.

Jones stated that they would select the best team for their match against Italy. The conditions in Italy would be very different. This is the reason why the squad would be different compared to the earlier mach. He added that the condition in Italy would be warmer. The pitch would be faster. He is expecting that they would be able to get their attack going a lot faster that it was against Scotland.

Speaking about the opponent to, he said that has some young players and they play that traditional European style of game, focused around their eight and nine. His team must not take them lightly.

Italy were defeated by France by a tiny margin of 23-21 in their first match.

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Friday, February 17th, 2012

The England rugby team has been facing quite a rough patch as of late at the current World cup campaign against New Zealand. They had anyway managed to annoy their hosts by wearing black kits.Despite this, they continued to create further controversies when the captain of the rugby team was seen flirting with a girl at the bar and groping one of the blondes. This incident made it to the front headlines of the Sun news paper.

What came ore of a shock was the fact that Mike Tindall, the captain of the England rugby team is recently married to Zara Philips, who is the Queen’s granddaughter. Such a behavior coming from the royalty was not expected and moreover, being the captain there was no sense of responsibility that one should be at the best of their behavior as they have come here for a Rugby World Cup campaign.

The entire fiasco took place at the Altitude bar supposedly where the initial phases started with the flirting after which Mike Tindall moved on to the doorway and the woman gestured Tindall towards her chest. The entire event had to be managed by the coach who kept on defending his captain and the team and made sure that he managed to ensure that people were convinced that is traditionally acceptable for a rugby player to occasionally visit a bar.

He tried to defend the captain’s professionalism as well, but the damage however was already done with the front page headlines. In contrast the last year England rugby team was more calm and sobered and stayed in a controlled environment. England has had quite a number of incidents like this of misbehavior in the oast few years and they should learn to bring themselves under control.


Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The England rugby team is all geared up to play at the Six Nation’s Championship where they will be facing Scotland in their first game. They have brought about a change in their squad and hope that this might help them to perform better and not face the terrible fiasco they had faced in the last world cup with a terrible performance. Brad Barritt, a 25 year old player qualified for the England team through his parents and grandparents. Apart from him, he will also be seen alongside Owen Farrell, the Saracens team mate who plays at the center position.

England is quite optimistic about their match with Scotland and hope to have a good game at the six nation’s Championship this year. They hope to perform better than the previous years and this selection shows that they have managed to be more systematic under the guidance of Coach Stuart Lancaster. The England rugby team is trying to have a flawless regime this time making sure that all the basic nitty-gritty are looked into to avoid any unforeseen circumstances later on during the championship proceedings.

There will be new additions to the team as well at various positions as the coach is not satisfied with the current standard of game play of the players. He wants to bring about a complete change in the profile of the England Rugby team and make them one of the best and most sought after clubs in the rugby world. It’s a good venture from the coach’s part as it is his responsibility to add new fresh players in the team and build on the spirit of the game. After all, he needs to distance them from Martin Johnson’s flawed game.