Andy Bull at Twickenham

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Nov 18

England’s furious intent batters open door at fortress Twickenham | Andy Bull

Eddie Jones will delight in the way England rode their luck to scramble a win against Australia from the chaos at their intimidating, unforgiving homeThe RFU is spending £50m rebuilding the eastern half of Twickenham. It is putting up a new rooftop ros…

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Nov 11

England flanker Sam Underhill leaves bruising impression on Argentinians | Andy Bull

Bath’s No7 looked the real deal for his country on his debut at Twickenham with some huge early hits but Eddie Jones will want more from him at the breakdownA cold, sorry November Saturday, and at Twickenham a first gathering of the clan since the Six …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/nov/11/england-sam-underhill-eddie-jones-argentina

Nov 05

Barbarians run out reminds players why they fell in love with the game | Andy Bull

George Bridge missed a holiday with friends to play for the Barbarians against New Zealand at Twickenham. For players, the BaaBaas represent rugby as a game, not a jobIn the match programme, George Bridge, full-back for Canterbury, the Crusaders, and n…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/nov/05/barbarians-reminds-players-why-fell-in-love-with-game

Nov 04

Steve Hansen gets Baa-Baas reminders yet regrets missing Steve Luatua | Andy Bull

With 10 New Zealanders in the Barbarians XV, the All Blacks coach watched the opposition carefully but the Bristol man is out of reach for the World CupMost players tend to have three good reasons to turn out for the Barbarians: the honour, the fun and…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/nov/04/all-blacks-barbarians-steve-hansen-steve-luatua-twickenham

Nov 26

Battle with Argentina reveals England’s enormous progress | Andy Bull

Victory over Argentina in a thrilling and brutal encounter was further proof that England have been transformed under the leadership of Eddie Jones

Late on Saturday afternoon a brilliant red sunset settled over south-west London, making a fitting backdrop for a bloody match at Twickenham. It was a game that contained, as Eddie Jones said, more drama than your average EastEnders omnibus. It was bracketed by two red cards, one for Elliot Daly four minutes from the start, another for Enrique Pieretto four minutes from the finish. In between, including all the extra time at the end of the first half, there was an 80-minute melee, which looked, at times, like one of those cartoon bust-ups in which everything is a blur of flying fists and feet. It was a match you would have to watch back even to begin to understand exactly how it all went down.

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