Source: INPHO

Fly on the Wall at the French Debrief

The French management, Annick Hayraud and Samuel Cherouk, had to hold an intense debrief with the players to find out what happened in the opening minutes of the England game, when they left their aggression and spirit in the changing rooms; then what when wrong in the second half. It was vital to broach these

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The Six Nations kicks off a new Decade

France v England – Straight Royal Flush Not a picture-perfect start to proceedings. Three key matches all starting within half-an-hour of each other on a Sunday is not my idea of good planning. At least the choice of the day, 02022020, was sublimely rare. Another totally gripping drama between the two best sides in the

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Source: Bruce Perkins

The Red Roses all set to go

A Final Session on English Soil before the Crunch The England rugby squad used The Lensbury by the Thames at Teddington for their final session before they fly out to take on France in Pau on Sunday. There was no holding back. Backs and forwards exerted themselves to the full on a fine January afternoon.

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Simon Middleton springs a few surprises in 6 Nations squad

Simon Middleton has sprung a few surprises in his squad to compete in the 2020 version of the Six Nations: The Squad: Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning, 119 caps, captain) Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury, 16 caps) Sarah Beckett (Harlequins, 13 caps) Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears, 31 caps) Hannah Botterman (Saracens, 17 caps) Jess Breach (Harlequins, 10 caps)

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Any weaknesses in the Red Roses’ line-up?

It has been suggested, in a recent preview of England’s chances in the coming Six Nations tournament, that full-back and fly-half are positions where the Roses might be short of depth.  However, you could point a finger in a different direction. Not for the first time England’s second row is short of numbers. With the

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