Michael Aylwin at Twickenham

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Name: Michael Aylwin at Twickenham
Date registered: November 8, 2014
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/new-zealand-rugby-union-team

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  1. Gregor Townsend will need to address Scotland’s lack of physicality | Michael Aylwin — March 11, 2017
  2. France played the better rugby but have forgotten how to win again | Michael Aylwin — February 4, 2017
  3. England 27-14 Argentina: how the players rated at Twickenham — November 26, 2016

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Mar 11

Gregor Townsend will need to address Scotland’s lack of physicality | Michael Aylwin

Speculation had it that England were nervous going into the Calcutta Cup, but Scotland instead met with a clinical brutality they could not handleSo, some way still to go. Scotland came south, heralded, rightly, as the best side to do so this century. …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/mar/11/scotland-england-six-nations-2017-

Feb 04

France played the better rugby but have forgotten how to win again | Michael Aylwin

England did not deserve victory, but despite some superb play the French failed again to close out the game, something the hosts have learned to do at any cost

France now look stuck in that seemingly eternal Scotland rut – playing some great stuff, deserving of victory, yet not achieving it. And thus, the hard-bitten among us will insist, not deserving of victory at all. The good teams find a way to win when they’re not playing well; the hopeful, promising ones find a way to lose even when they are. It is not fair, but it is the way of the world.

Related: Eddie Jones: England were awful but I always thought we were going to win

Related: Ben Te’o comes to England’s rescue after France threaten shock victory

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/feb/04/france-rugby-england-louis-picamoles

Nov 26

England 27-14 Argentina: how the players rated at Twickenham

Jonny May produced an inspired display and got through a tremendous amount of work after Eliot Daly’s sending-off, earning himself 8 out of 10

Mike Brown, Full-Back 7/10 If only he’d consummated his performance with the try it deserved. Could have been two, as would have finished the penalty try. Rock solid and metres galore. Great battle with Cordero.

Jonny May, Wing 8/10 England’s best player in our opinion. When his mate went off he had twice the work and did it. Defence remarkable, pace and support lines deadly. Well-deserved try. He’s back. And better.

Related: England and Owen Farrell dig deep to win 14-man battle with Argentina

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

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