The England rugby team finally seems ready to win something on the world stage, with a fantastic victory against Australia in their return to international rugby in the Australian Series helping to give them a nudge in the right direction to becoming a global rugby superpoer once more. Every summer the England team make their
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
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.
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.
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.
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.