Chris Harris is best ” in the world” says George Skivington

Eddie Jones has been warned his makeshift midfield will have to break through the best defensive centre in World rugby when they take on Scotland in opening Guinness Six Nations clash at Murrayfield on Saturday. That is the accolade George Skivington, the Gloucester director of rugby, is giving his outside centre Chris Harris who will Read More …

Alfie Barbeary is ready for England call up says Wasps boss Lee Blackett

Lee Blackett, the Wasps head coach, believes Alfie Barbeary is ready to be included in England’s Six Nations squad after a series of eye catching performances, including his match winning turnover which helped end Leicester’s unbeaten start to the season. Having overcome a run of serious injuries, Barbeary has made a significant impact with his Read More …

Licking Carl Fearns’ head and spray tans help Falcons become Eddie’s new favourite team

Newcastle have been transformed from the unloved Northern outpost of Premiership rugby to Eddie Jones’s new favourite team with four players in the England squad – matching reigning champions Harlequins and eclipsing Bristol and Sale. This has been achieved by Dean Richards’ s men despite flanker Mark Wilson, previously their only England representative, being out Read More …

Tom Jones gives his verdict on England’s players as they defeat Italy 37-0.

15 Antony Watson; Worked hard in an attempt to get involved in a dire first half performance from England. Watson was eventually rewarded with a try, hitting a clever line on the 74 minute mark. 6.5 14 Ruaridh McConnochie; Defensively sound. Didn’t get enough ball in space to really test the Italian defence. Solid debut. Read More …

Mako delivers some good news for England’s Rugby World Cup preparations

Mako Vunipola will join England’s World Cup training camp having discarded his crutches and will tell head coach Eddie Jones he is confident of appearing in at least two of the warm up internationals before the squad heads to Japan. Vunipola revealed to RugbyPass the severity of the injury he suffered helping Saracens beat Leinster Read More …

King predicts Saracens machine will nullify French World Cup threats

Alex King, the Montpellier backs coach, believes an England team based around the Saracens “machine” will nullify World Cup pool arch-rivals France despite the attacking firepower on show in Saturday’s Top 14 final between Toulouse and Clermont Auvergne in Paris. Both teams carry potent attacking options for French coach Jacques Brunel who has yet to Read More …

Martin Johnson verdict on Dylan Hartley’s place in England World Cup squad

World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson is backing Dylan Hartley to be included in Eddie Jones’s England squad for this year’s tournament in Japan despite the Northampton hooker having been side-lined since December by a knee injury. Johnson knows what it’s like to triumph at the World Cup and also the problems associated with a Read More …

Mike Brown should be part of England’s World Cup armoury says All Black Evans

All Black Nick Evans believes Mike Brown has turned himself into an attacking force Eddie Jones must include in England’s World Cup squad in Japan despite the Harlequins full back having missed out on Six Nations action. Brown is stuck on 72 caps having been dropped for England’s November tests with Elliot Daly at No15 Read More …