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Rugby fans left counting the cost of England exit

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England fans woke up to a familiar hangover of bitter disappointment yesterday, while despair hung heavily in the air at the team’s base in Surrey as players and support staff attempted to come to terms with becoming the first Rugby World Cup hosts to ever go out in the pool stages.


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Pinoy Pride at the Rugby 7’s World Cup

To say that it’s not the winning that counts, but the taking part must be the most overly used cliché in sport. However, at the Rugby 7’s World Cup, for one nation in particular, it was certainly true.


England Head Coach Eddie Jones during training

Eddie Jones demands mental intensity from England as Australia tour looms

Eddie Jones has in his long career never been accused of being diplomatic but since taking over as England’s head coach at the end of last year he has adopted a national tradition: his upper lip has largely been stiff, apart from the odd twitch, but that is set to change in the coming months as his side switches from European skirmishes to battles against the might of the southern hemisphere.