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Six Talking Points From the June Tests

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

From the improvement of the Wallabies and Springboks to the USA beating a Tier One side for the first time in the professional era to the controversy around the officials, we reflect on what was an...

Pressure mounts on England’s Eddie Jones to rediscover his touch | Robert Kitson

2 months ago by The Guardian

In the wake of the first Test defeat in South Africa, questions arise over the coach’s selectorial touch and autocratic styleLosing the odd game of rugby is an occupational hazard but, as Eddie Jones...

There was only ever going to be one loser from Baa-Baas farce

2 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: My comments on the Barbarians this week caused a bit of a storm and its always great to get the feedback but I’m afraid I’m not backing down. ,

Retiring Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe attempts conversion for Baabaas

2 months ago by Rugby Dump

Former Argentina captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe had the honour of leading the Barbarians in Sunday's emphatic victory over England at Twickenham. In typical BaaBaas fashion, the retiring flanker...

Chris Ashton bags three as Barbarians beat England in high scoring try fest

2 months ago by Rugby Dump

The Barbarians ran riot against England on Sunday, with Chris Ashton scoring a first-half hat-trick and the Fijian pair of Semi Radraga and Josua Tuisova causing real problems in the 63-45 rout. Eddie...

Monday Morning Round Up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Quade Cooper sidelined with Knee Injury There is officially no chance Quade Cooper could be a shock inclusion in Michael Cheika's Wallaby squad to face Ireland after suffering an MCL injury in a Brisbane club...

WATCH: Pat Lam & Chris Ashton Post Match Press Conference

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pat Lam and Chris Ashton give their thoughts on the Barbarians 43-63 win over England.    Credit: BeanymanNews

George Ford: England need more hunger in defence after ‘embarrassing’ loss

2 months ago by The Guardian

• ‘We’re massively disappointed,’ fly-half admits after 63-45 defeat• Eddie Jones boosted as Billy Vunipola is unscathed in Saracens winGeorge Ford has admitted England’s record-breaking defeat...

England vs Barbarians: The Departure of a Legend, Radrada at 13, England’s Youngsters and Other Talking Points.

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe What a send-off for the Argentine legend. It may be the right time to go as well, as he needn’t have described his exhaustion during the HT interview, it was visible...

Chris Ashton hat-trick makes forceful point in Barbarians defeat of England

2 months ago by The Guardian

• England 45-63 Barbarians• Eddie Jones’s side concedes record points total at TwickenhamOccasionally in sport the story feels pre-ordained. Chris Ashton’s return to Twickenham always had the potential...