Richard Cockerill, the Director of Rugby of the reigning Aviva Premiership champions the Leicester Tigers believes his star man Manu Tuilagi should be the first name on the team sheet for the England Rugby Team, adding that his star man has an X-factor about his game which will be a key asset to the plans for the future, irrespective of the emergence of Luther Burrell.
Stuart Lancaster, the head coach of the England Rugby Team has admitted that he concerned with all the talk surrounding the collapse of the European rugby structure and has mentioned that a European rugby tournament must continue in order to boost the country’s chances in the 2015 Rugby World Cup on home soil.
Chris Robshaw has reacted to the stunning and spirited performance that the England Rugby Team put up against the Rugby World Cup holders New Zealand as they came very close to upsetting the odds and beat the world champions by declaring that the team needs to win the upcoming Six Nations title in order to show that there has been progress made by the team in the right direction.
Au contraire to the last decade, the England rugby team will be led by the youth brigade, the representatives of this generation. There is a buzz about the England rugby team after a long dry season.
The main names chanted by the crowds are 22 year old Manu Tuilagi and 21 year old Owen Farrell. They have proved the age old myth of getting wizened players from south to win a tournament false with their recently kick started careers in the England rugby teams and their plethora of achievements.
This has to be one of the most embarrassing times for the England rugby circuit. Sam Burgess, who plays forward for the England rugby league, is facing a possible two game ban for what he did on the field, when the team was playing against Melbourne Storm.
Burgess has been accused of grabbing Will Chambers between the legs and injuring him during the later part of the game.
Chris Ashton, the winger of the England Rugby Team has hailed the performances of his England international team mate Alex Corbisero following the stunning series victory of the British and Irish Lions against Australia last month.
And Corbisero, who was absolutely stellar in his role at prop as he scrummaged the Wallabies to submit, was singled out for praise by Ashton for his dominant displays which many critics have also hailed as the pivotal moment in the team’s triumph Down Under.
England and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has ruled out making a fresh approach for former England international Jonny Wilkinson regarding his availability for the Lions tour of Australia in the summer. Wilkinson was named as the European Player of the Year, merely 24 hours after leading his side Toulon to glory in the Heineken Cup over Clermont Auvergne in the final, helping the big spending French side to continental glory.
Matthew Tait, the full back for the Aviva premiership Rugby Football Union club the Leicester Tigers says that he has not given up hope of earning a recall to the England Rugby Team.
The 27 year old has earned 38 international caps for the national team but the last of those caps came almost three years back in 2010, and the player himself has been plagued with injuries in the subsequent time, which has more than hampered his chances of getting back to the national team squad.
Stuart Lancaster, the head coach of the England Rugby Team has given confirmation that Harlequins FC skipper Chris Robshaw has been reappointed as the captain of the team for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.
The Harlequins man was in scintillating form last term as he led the England team to a second placed finish in the Six Nations Championship and will wear the captain’s armband against Scotland when England play their first game at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, the 2nd of February.
Well it seems to be quite obvious that the return of Owen Farrell at fly-half for the England rugby team for the test against the world champion New Zealand has caused a big difference to the team after looking at the way the team beat New Zealand.