England rugby team
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England's depth of talent has deepened to a point where in every position there are at least two or even three truly viable options... if England make the same amount of progression that they have done since this time last year then there is no reason why they won't head into the World Cup confident and fully ready.
It does occur to me that maybe, just maybe taking to the social media airwaves in the lead up to any big bruising encounter isn't perhaps the best preparation they could get involved with, given that not everyone has positive things to say all the time.
This is how I roll The back of my throat tastes metallic from running, I can't feel my feet, and my mascara's dripped so
Camilla Kerslake, girlfriend of England Rugby captain, Chris Robshaw, would be forgiven for thinking that the highlight of
New Zealand's preparations for Saturday's international against England have been disrupted as all but two of the squad have
If England are to progress up the International ladder, then this group of players are going to have to understand that a huge part of that process is their ability and desire to take on responsibility.
The mood in the camp is spot on at the moment. All the boys are raring to go against Fiji and we can't wait to get out in front of the fans at a sold out Twickenham on Saturday. We're pitted against some of the best sides in the world each autumn, so everyone is looking forward to the QBE Internationals this year.
The game is different. It is a different generation, and yes they are bigger, faster, stronger, and I am bloody grateful that I am in the stand or watching safely on TV! It is not for me to say whether it is better, just as when I was playing it was not right to say that our game was better than that played by such genuine legends as Duckham, Bennett, JPR, Edwards and Slattery etc.
Rugby coach Martin Johnson has quit his position as England team manager. "I think it's in the best interests of myself and