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Toby Flood: England’s lack of tries in loss to Wales was ‘shameful’ gainst Wales | Paul Rees

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Features

• Fly-half says inability to score a try was ‘shameful’ • Captain Tindall explains refusal to kick for goal If England’s defeat by Wales demonstrated the problems facing the 2007 finalists before this year’s World Cup, honesty is not one of them. Toby Flood, who said in the build-up to the game that the country […]

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Ireland’s Declan Kidney has World Cup picks to make for France return

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Features

France 19-12 Ireland Declan Kidney has two days to try to work out where Irish World Cup hopes lie, before he has to make two announcements that will go a long way to revealing the 30 players he will take to New Zealand. After this second warm-up defeat, Kidney will on Wednesday name his squad […]

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Gavin Henson took 30 minutes to prove his genius against England in Cardiff. Injury should not keep him at home

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Features

Genius makes its own rules, so perhaps Warren Gatland will consider it worth ignoring the maxim, when he comes to make up his mind about whether to take Gavin Henson to New Zealand, that you do not take an injured player to a major tournament. In 30 minutes on the pitch in Cardiff on Saturday, […]

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Five things England got wrong against Wales | Paul Rees

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Features

England lacked clarity and struggled to react to what was going on in front of them during their defeat against Wales 1 Tactics England had a vision but no clarity. They looked to build on the physical dominance they had established against Wales at Twickenham but became obsessed with brawn and kept running straight lines, […]

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