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Bodyline and border patrol: Can England’s ringmaster recreate the circus of 2016?

After invoking the spirit of Bodyline ahead of their last tour, Eddie Jones bowled most of the fiery bouncers himself. What’s in store six years later?

Iain Payten
Iain Payten

Deputy Sports Editor

Don’t be fooled, England have more than enough to challenge Wallabies

If you fight your way through the smokescreens, it’s easy to find a core of hardened, experienced and high-quality players around whom England’s game will revolve.

Paul Cully
Paul Cully

Rugby columnist

Eddie’s homecoming finds England coach in unfamiliar territory

England have returned to Australia for the first time since 2016. A lot has changed in the intervening years with Eddie Jones a coach under siege.

Georgina Robinson
Georgina Robinson

Chief Rugby Reporter


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‘Joined at the hip’: Why John O’Neill believes Australia should stick with Kiwis

The former Australian rugby boss earned his share of enemies in New Zealand but he doesn’t agree with ending a strong history of trans-Tasman competition.

  • by Iain Payten
Dave Rennie and Eddie Jones will go head to head in July.

‘Disappointing’: Rennie at a loss over 20-minute red card ruling

Twice it has been recommended that a 20-minute red card be trialled all over the world. Twice, a World Rugby committee has knocked it back.

  • by Georgina Robinson

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