England centre Manu Tuilagi, 24, has been named in the national squad for their Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday, at Twickenham. Tuilagi had not played for the national team since June 2014 due to groin injury and disciplinary issues. He replaced Alex Goode in the 24-man England squad.
Manu Tuilagi has scored eleven tries in 25 appearances for England. Injury and disciplinary issues has hampered his playing career. Last year, he was out of the World Cup squad after he admitted that he assaulted police officers in April, 2015.
James Haskell, the England flanker, said that he is a very special player. He is pace, power and strength personified. He believes that, like always, he would leave an impact in the coming match. He has played with Tuilagi against some of the best teams in the world and he really a threat to them. Haskell further added that he was really missed at the World Cup. In fact, he is always missed whenever he is not in the team.
England face Wales on Saturday 12th March, and are still on course to complete a grand slam, having successfully despatched France and Italy. Tickets for the match at Twickenham were snapped up in a matter of minutes, but there are still some available via this link.
Meanehile, Lock Joe Launchbury has also been named among 14 forwards for the Saturday match. He earlier missed the Ireland match because of hamstring injury. Paul Hill has been replaced by Prop Kieran Brookes, while hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie will stay with the squad as Jamie George’s cover.
According to reports, England head coach Eddie Jones stated that Jamie George sustained an injury to his arm during this afternoon’s training so Luke Cowan-Dickie remains with the squad as cover while Jamie undergoes further medical assessments.
On Thursday, Eddie Jones will announce his starting XV.
The Scottish Rugby Union or the SRU has confirmed a new deal with broadcast giants BT that will see them become the principal sponsors for all the teams in Scotland Rugby, including the men’s and women’s national teams.
The three year deal is expected to bring about yet another new kit for the national teams when the deal kicks in this July, signalling the end of a four year long association with the Royal Bank of Scotland or the RBS Group that will now become the official banking partner of Scottish Rugby.
BT has been slowly and steadily making its presence felt in Scotland Rugby for some time now. First, they signed an agreement to become the shirt sponsors for Edinburgh Rugby and the Glasgow Warriors, the country’s only two professional teams in 2013 and followed it up by acquiring the naming rights for the national stadium Murrayfield.
A new deal also saw BT become the new sponsors of the country’s domestic league and cup tournaments and the three regional academies run by the SRU.
BT already sponsors the Rugby Sevens team of Scotland and this new deal will see them have a monopoly over all the national teams, including the three age groups teams as well. The Scotland Under-20 side will become the first national team to sport the new outfit bearing the new sponsor’s name when they kick of their campaign in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship this June. Continue reading “BT to become sponsors of Scotland Rugby”
Stuart Lancaster, the 45 years old Head Coach of England National Rugby Union team still thinks that his team still is capable of becoming the champion of Six Nations Rugby notwithstanding the fact that his team has lost the match against Ireland on Sunday, 1st March and along with it all the hopes of winning the Grand Slam.
It has been 12 years since England Rugby team managed to win Grand Slam. On Sunday’s Match, the England Rugby team managed to score only 9 points while their opponent, Ireland’s score was 19.
Ireland managed to win by a big margin indeed. The team still has a chance of winning Grand Slam this year but they have to compete in matches in Scotland and Wales. It has been six years since the last time Ireland won Grand Slam. England desperately needs to keep their morale up for matches against France and Scotland which are going to be held in their home ground. Continue reading “Stuart Lancaster Still Thinks His Team Can Win Six Nations Rugby”