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So Steve Bates is the latest age group pathway coach to get the push at the RFU!!
I can't believe any half decent coach would want to work there. It sounds like a real shambles.


I know they are cost cutting, but surely the pathway development coaches are among the cheaper areas of the RFUs remit and the ones that have the biggest outcomes for the future? The RFU seem to be cutting off their own future here.


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So Steve Bates is the latest age group pathway coach to get the push at the RFU!!
I can't believe any half decent coach would want to work there. It sounds like a real shambles.


He's not been great.

Anybody seen the video of exeter players getting a beating in ibiza? believed to be hepburn and armand.


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Oh, and i think england women are on tv tonight :blush:


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Oh, and i think england women are on tv tonight :blush:


Yup :lol:


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To be fair his U20s team have been the worst performing one for some years. We need a coach who can get these young twats to play a lot better than we've seen this past season.


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England squad for the next training squad named; Dombrandt, Dunn and Brown in :thumbup:

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40 players have been called up with Harlequins players Mike Brown, Alex Dombrandt and Marcus Smith joining the squad alongside Bath Rugby’s Tom Dunn and Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby).
Danny Cipriani (Gloucester Rugby), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby) and Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby) will do specialised strength and conditioning work separately off site.

“Our preparation is about making sure the players peak for the World Cup," said England head coach Eddie Jones. "It’s not about being ready now for it.

“Some players we feel will benefit now from being away from the camp for a little bit and will do specialised strength and conditioning work.

“We want to keep the squad fresh and alive which is important and we want to make sure there is a little bit of cooperative competition for selection and edge around.”

Jones added about the Bristol camp: “We are in Bristol this week as a bit of a change of scenery and pace. We have got good facilities and will continue to work very hard on particularly our physical conditioning but also our ability to implement our game plan under those physical conditions.

“The ante goes up again in this week. The players who have come in from the Premiership final will increase their contribution and the other guys are in their fourth week and are starting to get near good physical condition.”

England will play Wales (11 August) and Ireland (24 August) at Twickenham Stadium and Italy (6 September) in Newcastle as part of the Quilter Internationals as well as an away fixture against Wales (17 August) in Cardiff.
England will travel to Treviso, Italy for a heat camp from 22 July until 2 August before returning to Italy on 28 August until 5 September. The squad will also be based in Bristol in August (12-16) ahead of England’s away match against Wales. For the two matches against Wales and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, the squad will train at Pennyhill Park.
England will begin their Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan against Tonga in Sapporo (22 September, KO 11:15am UK time) before playing USA Rugby in Kobe (26 September, KO 11:45am UK time), Argentina in Tokyo (5 October, KO 09:00am UK time) and France in Yokohama (12 October, KO 09:15am UK time).
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Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 85 caps)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 11 caps)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 10 caps)
Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, uncapped)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 9 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 37 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27 caps)
George Kruis (Saracens, 32 caps)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 58 caps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 71 caps)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 59 caps)
Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs, 8 caps)
Brad Shields (Wasps, 8 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 22 caps)
Jack Singleton (Saracens, uncapped)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 41 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53 caps)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 17 caps)
Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons / Sale Sharks, 13 caps)
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Mike Brown (Harlequins, 72 caps)
Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 4 caps)
Elliot Daly (Saracens, 30 caps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 70 caps)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 55 caps)
Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 4 caps)
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 40 caps)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps)
Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 22 caps)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, upcapped)
Ben Spencer (Saracens, 3 caps)
Ben Te’o (unattached, 18 caps)
Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 32 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 85 caps)


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Wtf is eddie playing at.


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IRON MIKE f**king BROWN.


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DragsterDriver wrote:
SaintK wrote:
So Steve Bates is the latest age group pathway coach to get the push at the RFU!!
I can't believe any half decent coach would want to work there. It sounds like a real shambles.



He's not been great.

Anybody seen the video of exeter players getting a beating in ibiza? believed to be hepburn and armand.
just watched it; can't really tell what's going on: https://amp.diariodeibiza.es/pitiuses-b ... 78987.html

Skimmed the article, and from my very rusty Spanish it sounds like 4 English tourists turned up hammered at a club , tried to get in for free, and got a shoeing from the bouncers


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Danny Cipriani... will do specialised strength and conditioning work separately off site
So Cips injured? Or can we do some tinfoil hat conspiracy theorising that he's getting scrum half training (if you recall this article from a few weeks back https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... y-cipriani)


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Balls Out! wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
SaintK wrote:
So Steve Bates is the latest age group pathway coach to get the push at the RFU!!
I can't believe any half decent coach would want to work there. It sounds like a real shambles.



He's not been great.

Anybody seen the video of exeter players getting a beating in ibiza? believed to be hepburn and armand.
just watched it; can't really tell what's going on: https://amp.diariodeibiza.es/pitiuses-b ... 78987.html

Skimmed the article, and from my very rusty Spanish it sounds like 4 English tourists turned up hammered at a club , tried to get in for free, and got a shoeing from the bouncers


The doormen are savage enough there, they should be glad the police didn’t turn up and join in.


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What time is the kick-off for NZ woman-gaping England?


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I see that it has just kicked off.


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England look good :thumbup:


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I was encouraged by the way Englnd wrested control back toward the end of the second half. It felt like NZ could have been on the cusp of running riot.

Lack of a box kicker at 9 is a massive disadvantage in your own 22.


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DragsterDriver wrote:
Balls Out! wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
SaintK wrote:
So Steve Bates is the latest age group pathway coach to get the push at the RFU!!
I can't believe any half decent coach would want to work there. It sounds like a real shambles.



He's not been great.

Anybody seen the video of exeter players getting a beating in ibiza? believed to be hepburn and armand.
just watched it; can't really tell what's going on: https://amp.diariodeibiza.es/pitiuses-b ... 78987.html

Skimmed the article, and from my very rusty Spanish it sounds like 4 English tourists turned up hammered at a club , tried to get in for free, and got a shoeing from the bouncers


The doormen are savage enough there, they should be glad the police didn’t turn up and join in.


Apparently so. According to the story, the Exeter guys did not seem to do much wrong, they were drunk and tried to get into the club, but did not appear to do anything that justified being attacked. Let alone being laid into by a dozen security guards, who were kicking them repeatedly on the ground, and who then also attacked a couple of people who had been filming the attack. There was, it appears, a lot of blood and a lot more face-kicking not shown on video.

Some team-bonding weekend. It's like Kamp Staaldraad all over again!


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4071 wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
Balls Out! wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
SaintK wrote:
So Steve Bates is the latest age group pathway coach to get the push at the RFU!!
I can't believe any half decent coach would want to work there. It sounds like a real shambles.



He's not been great.

Anybody seen the video of exeter players getting a beating in ibiza? believed to be hepburn and armand.
just watched it; can't really tell what's going on: https://amp.diariodeibiza.es/pitiuses-b ... 78987.html

Skimmed the article, and from my very rusty Spanish it sounds like 4 English tourists turned up hammered at a club , tried to get in for free, and got a shoeing from the bouncers


The doormen are savage enough there, they should be glad the police didn’t turn up and join in.


Apparently so. According to the story, the Exeter guys did not seem to do much wrong, they were drunk and tried to get into the club, but did not appear to do anything that justified being attacked. Let alone being laid into by a dozen security guards, who were kicking them repeatedly on the ground, and who then also attacked a couple of people who had been filming the attack. There was, it appears, a lot of blood and a lot more face-kicking not shown on video.

Some team-bonding weekend. It's like Kamp Staaldraad all over again!


Pretty much par for the course over there, an ill advised location for sure!


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what's the plan regarding WC avatars this time round? matta did a tremendous job in 2015, was about the only positive memory from the WC

we need them again this time :thumbup:


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I didn’t think we mentioned 2015?


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So Cipriani didn't last long then


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Saint wrote:
So Cipriani didn't last long then


Marchant also added :thumbup:

What’s your thoughts on Ludlum, Saint? With all the backrow talent around, no-one’s really mentioned his name as an England player before these camps


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In Cips' absence I see very little point in Heinz. The only explanation fro his presence I really bought into was the club combinations one (Farrel + Spencer, Ford + Youngs, Cipriani + Heinz).

Iron f**king Mike is still there. Get in.

My first time seeing Daly listed as a Saracens player. Even despite his blatant disinterest for Wasps last season, it still hurts.

Ludlum must be showing seriously well in training to still be in the mix.


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In Cips' absence I see very little point in Heinz.


Doesn't he offer a lot of variety?


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what's the plan regarding WC avatars this time round? matta did a tremendous job in 2015, was about the only positive memory from the WC

we need them again this time :thumbup:


Ah shucks, was just a 1 min photoshop job.

Happy to help again if there’s a theme going


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In Cips' absence I see very little point in Heinz.


Doesn't he offer a lot of variety?



Image


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Jake wrote:
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In Cips' absence I see very little point in Heinz.


Doesn't he offer a lot of variety?


57 varieties at last count :thumbup:


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Jake wrote:
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In Cips' absence I see very little point in Heinz.


Doesn't he offer a lot of variety?


Groan.


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In other news, U18s announced for the annual jaunt down to SA

https://www.englandrugby.com/news/artic ... nal-series

Players like Bailey, Baxter and Trenholm returning for the second year. Looks like another Grayson coming through at Northampton. For LI watch out for Haffar, who's a bit of a tank and JJ's younger brother Will (also a 13)

Forwards

Fin Baxter - Harlequins (Wellington College)
Phil Brantingham - Newcastle Falcons (RGS Newcastle)
Daniel Eckersley - Wasps (Bloxham School)
Jack Forsythe - Worcester Warriors (Warwick School)
Tarek Haffar - London Irish (St Pauls College)
Emeka Ilione - Leicester Tigers (Rugby School)
Joe Keohane - London Irish (St Pauls College)
Ewan Richards - Bath Rugby (Millfield School)
Kit Smith - Leicester Tigers (Oakham School)
Ethan Staddon - Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)
John Stewart - Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)
Freddie Thomas - Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School)
Will Trenholm - Harlequins (Cranleigh School)
Archie Vanes - Leicester Tigers (Brooksby Melton College)

Backs

Charlie Atkinson - Wasps (Abingdon School)
Orlando Bailey - Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)
Oscar Beard - Harlequins (Cranleigh School)
Sam Bryan - Saracens (Felsted School)
Michael Dykes - London Irish (St Pauls College)
Sam Edwards - Leicester Tigers (Brooksby Melton College)
Ethan Grayson - Northampton Saints (Northampton School for Boys)
Alex Harmes - London Irish (St Pauls College)
Louis Hillman-Cooper - Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College)
Will Joseph - London Irish (Millfield School)
Oliver Melville - Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School)
Matthew Ward - Newcastle Falcons (Gosforth Academy)


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Shit for saints and east anglia.


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Shit for saints and east anglia.


Swings and roundabouts I guess.

Interesting that the highest representation from individual schools are two state (AASE) schools in St Pauls and Beechen Cliff. More private school lads overall though


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Yep 1 Sarries!


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Margin_Walker wrote:
In other news, U18s announced for the annual jaunt down to SA

https://www.englandrugby.com/news/artic ... nal-series

Players like Bailey, Baxter and Trenholm returning for the second year. Looks like another Grayson coming through at Northampton. For LI watch out for Haffar, who's a bit of a tank and JJ's younger brother Will (also a 13)

Forwards

Fin Baxter - Harlequins (Wellington College)
Phil Brantingham - Newcastle Falcons (RGS Newcastle)
Daniel Eckersley - Wasps (Bloxham School)
Jack Forsythe - Worcester Warriors (Warwick School)
Tarek Haffar - London Irish (St Pauls College)
Emeka Ilione - Leicester Tigers (Rugby School)
Joe Keohane - London Irish (St Pauls College)
Ewan Richards - Bath Rugby (Millfield School)
Kit Smith - Leicester Tigers (Oakham School)
Ethan Staddon - Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)
John Stewart - Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)
Freddie Thomas - Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School)
Will Trenholm - Harlequins (Cranleigh School)
Archie Vanes - Leicester Tigers (Brooksby Melton College)

Backs

Charlie Atkinson - Wasps (Abingdon School)
Orlando Bailey - Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)
Oscar Beard - Harlequins (Cranleigh School)
Sam Bryan - Saracens (Felsted School)
Michael Dykes - London Irish (St Pauls College)
Sam Edwards - Leicester Tigers (Brooksby Melton College)
Ethan Grayson - Northampton Saints (Northampton School for Boys)
Alex Harmes - London Irish (St Pauls College)
Louis Hillman-Cooper - Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College)
Will Joseph - London Irish (Millfield School)
Oliver Melville - Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School)
Matthew Ward - Newcastle Falcons (Gosforth Academy)


So how does this work? Are these schoolboys who are part of club academies? Or are they old-boys of those schools? Or what?


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Margin_Walker wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
Shit for saints and east anglia.


Swings and roundabouts I guess.

Interesting that the highest representation from individual schools are two state (AASE) schools in St Pauls and Beechen Cliff. More private school lads overall though


Would be interesting to know how many are on scholarships (the majority, you’d imagine!)

Good to see Bath starting to figure in these lists again, after a long period of neglecting the academy


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Saint wrote:
So Cipriani didn't last long then


Marchant also added :thumbup:

What’s your thoughts on Ludlum, Saint? With all the backrow talent around, no-one’s really mentioned his name as an England player before these camps


Ludlum has show up all the way through age group, and if he hadn't been caught in the Mallinder "don't give youth a lookin" end years, would have a lot more than a season under his belt by now. He's a nailed on future club captain, and was developing last season at a rate of knots. I don't think he makes the plane (he really doesn't have enough experience), but I would expect him to be nailed on by the 6 nations.

The player I don;tget is Heinz, with or without Cipriani. There's any number of scrummies who should be ahead of him


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So how does this work? Are these schoolboys who are part of club academies? Or are they old-boys of those schools?


All schoolboys and technically still U17s until the end of the year. We switched to do that a year or two ago for this tour as previously current U18s had been involved. I think the idea was that this changed from the U18 season closer to the opener and players selected here could be used right through to the U18 6 nations in the spring.

All play a mix of school and club academy rugby.


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Joost wrote:
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Shit for saints and east anglia.


Swings and roundabouts I guess.

Interesting that the highest representation from individual schools are two state (AASE) schools in St Pauls and Beechen Cliff. More private school lads overall though


Would be interesting to know how many are on scholarships (the majority, you’d imagine!)

Good to see Bath starting to figure in these lists again, after a long period of neglecting the academy


Yeah Bath have been a lot stronger the last year or two. Should be some talent breaking through into the big time before too long.

Actually got a feeling the number of the privately educated lads on scholarships will be lower than you'd imagine, but I'm just guessing.


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Monk Zombie wrote:

So how does this work? Are these schoolboys who are part of club academies? Or are they old-boys of those schools?



All play a mix of school and club academy rugby.


That sounds like a tough gig. Are the schools not playing every week in the season?


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Monk Zombie wrote:
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Monk Zombie wrote:

So how does this work? Are these schoolboys who are part of club academies? Or are they old-boys of those schools?



All play a mix of school and club academy rugby.


That sounds like a tough gig. Are the schools not playing every week in the season?


Don't think it overlaps too much (if at all)

From memory they play school rugby for the first term, then switch to U18 Academy league around Christmas for a few months. Then back to schools sevens at the end for the year for the non fatties.

Edit - And U18 6N for those involved after the Academy league finishes


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For LI watch out for Haffar, who's a bit of a tank


So a bit of a Haffarlump then.


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So a bit of a Haffarlump then.


Pretty much

https://youtu.be/U5gg4EECvPQ?t=31

https://youtu.be/U5gg4EECvPQ?t=70


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