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The Red Roses – Verdict – an exceptional squad of players

This is one spectator’s reading of the qualities that went to make up such an exceptional squad of players: Sarah Hunter Astonishing work-rate from a centurion. Her tackle-scores are scarcely credible and she links with her outside support more than ever. She led a highly talented team with obvious pride and pleasure. Zoe Aldcroft Her

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England v Italy – No Concessions!

Six Nations – Round 4 – England v Italy, Sandy Park Exeter The moment Simon Middleton announced his side to meet the Italians, we could see the outline of a potential XV to take the World Cup in two year’s time. Little room for sentiment here – the contracted players who have been mere extras

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6 Nations 2019 – Round 3 Wales v England

6 Nations 2019 – Round 3 – Wales v England – Arms Park February 24 2019 Part One (if you’re anxious for the action, scroll to Part Two) The fixture-maker-in-the-sky pays no attention to the demands of heightened drama. Otherwise the France-England clash would always be placed last – for the women’s 6 Nations at least. England’s last three

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England v France 2019 – an analysis

Annick Heyraud, France’s experienced manager, had mixed feelings about the 41-26 defeat to England at Doncaster. ‘In the first half we were non-existent’ was her damning judgement. The second half told a different story but it was too steep a hill to climb. The great French sports newspaper L’Équipe was in no doubt: ‘The French

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