SCHMIDT TASKS IRELAND TO WRESTLE TITLE FROM ENGLAND

After making history following their thrilling win over Australia last weekend, Joe Schmidt has tasked his men to set their sights on ensuring that they wrestle the Six Nations title from current holders, England in 2017.

Since England’s World Cup win in 2003, Ireland has become the first side to defeat the “big three” of the Southern Hemisphere, thus handing Rory Best, Ireland’s captain a fairy tale ending to his 100th cap so far for his country.

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Jones Changing English Rugby Culture

The head coach of the England rugby team Edie Jones is on his way to change the culture of English rugby and he is doing it in his own style and way.

Jones recently had an interview session at an unusual place and that was the Pennyhill Park base located in Bagshot in Surrey. Jones regards this as one of the best facilities to train for a national side and he is happy that England is the team making use of these facilities.

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Jones slams rival rugby league

Rugby league is not about skills, it is a game designed to hurt people. That was Jones's opinion of the rival sport when asked about his thoughts on Sam Burgess's failed attempt to play in rugby union.

In 2014, Burgess decided to walk away from the South Sydney Rabbitohs to represent England at the 2015 World Cup. Despite making the starting XV, he was blamed for the poor showing at the tournament when England were dumped out in the pool stages.

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Folau should be played at Full-back

The Aussies would be taking a big risk if they play Israel Folau at a central position instead of his more familiar full-back role in the Brisbane Test on Saturday, believes England's center Jonathan Joseph.

Despite the fact that Folau has spent most of his career playing at full-back, NSW Waratahs' trainer Daryl Gibson has played the 27-year-old in a midfield position this year.

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England To Get Hartley Back

All eyes are on the England rugby team after their feat in the Six Nations win.

Indeed, last year did not end well for this team, which lost out to Australia in the World cup tournament. With a new coach and a resurgent attitude the team started off the New Year which showed the results already. It could be a coincidence that Dylan Hartley, who captained for the team in the first Grand Slam is set to return to the team again after a span of thirteen years.

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England look to rattle Wallabies

England under Aussie coach Eddie Jones are determined to upset Australia in the opening Brisbane Test on Saturday. Jones is priming his boys for a physical onslaught on the Australian side, who eight months ago humiliated the hosts in the World Cup with a 33-13 victory at Twickenham.

But now optimism is running high within the English ranks as they have not yet lost a match under their new coach. Earlier this season, Jones guided his side to win the first Grand Slam in thirteen years. To motivate his side for the upcoming series, Jones has been providing the players with footage of cricket's Bodyline Ashes tour.

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