The Sale Sharks rugby club has witnessed a lot of ups and downs in the previous three seasons of the rugby championship. In 2010 they were up against the likes of Leeds, Newcastle and Leicester whereby they impressed a lot finishing second in the group and securing a position in the knock out stages. This was followed up by another impressive show thanks to their star performer Danny Bibby who went on to play for England. Although they managed to qualify for the finals, they lost both their games and crashed out of the competition.
Manu Tuilagi has been one of the most controversial yet important figures in the England national team of Rugby in the recent years. The Samoan born rugby player is known for his big hits, sheer power and outrageous speed along with his heavy built body. He currently plays for the Leicester Tigers and earned his English cap after staying long enough in the country. All of his brothers namely - Henry, Freddie, Alesana, Anitelea, Sanele have represented Samoa in international matches. He has been living in Leicestershire since his childhood and has completed his education in the same area.
Danny Cipriani hopes his role in guiding the Sale Sharks to sixth in the Aviva Premiership will be enough to hand him a recall to the England Rugby Team for the first time in six years.
The fly half has not been a part of the national team setup since 2008 but the 26 year old has hit top form just in time for his club side after a couple of troubled seasons.
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.