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Owen Farrell: England fly-half ‘doesn’t get same protection from referees’, says Eddie Jones

Owen Farrell has taken part in tailored fitness sessions this week as England prepare to face the All Blacks England v New Zealand Venue: Twickenham. Date: 10 November. Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live (build-up from 14:30) and live text commentary on BBC Sport website. Highlights on BBC Two at 19:30 GMT. England head coach Eddie Jones believes “warrior” co-captain Owen Farrell does not get the same protection from referees as other fly-halves. Farrell picked up a hip injury in Saturday’s win over South Africa…

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Owen Farrell: England fly-half admits nerves over late tackle review

Highlights: England 12-11 South Africa: England edge topsy-turvy match Owen Farrell has admitted he did not know how the referee would rule on the huge 84th-minute tackle that sealed England’s 12-11 win over South Africa. Farrell’s crunching hit on Andre Esterhuizen was reviewed by the video official after England had kicked the ball dead to seemingly end the game. Referee Angus Gardner decided Farrell was not too high and made enough effort to wrap his arms in the collision. “Of course,” Farrell replied when asked if he was nervous during…

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England v South Africa: Owen Farrell at fly-half, Manu Tuilagi on bench

Farrell has only made three previous starts at fly-half for England under coach Eddie Jones England v South Africa Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday 3 November Time: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website and app; watch highlights on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and online from 19:30 GMT. England co-captain Owen Farrell starts at fly-half in Saturday’s Test against South Africa at Twickenham. Ben Te’o is at inside centre, despite playing fewer than 30 minutes for Worcester this season. Blind-side Brad Shields and Mark…

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Jimmy Gopperth: Wasps lose prolific fly-half to ACL injury

Jimmy Gopperth was the star of 2016-17, winning the players’, Premiership and Wasps’ player of the year awards Wasps could be without playmaker Jimmy Gopperth for up to nine months after anterior cruciate ligament surgery. The 35-year-old, who can play fly-half or inside centre, was injured in a pre-season friendly against Connacht, and will miss six to nine months. Gopperth played 22 games last season at inside centre and stand-off. All Blacks fly-half Lima Sopoaga is unlikely to arrive in time for Wasps’ away Premiership opener against Worcester on 1…

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Danny Cipriani: England should judge fly-half on field – Gloucester’s Johan Ackermann

Danny Cipriani helped England win June’s third Test in South Africa England should judge Danny Cipriani on his performances on the field and “move on” from the incident in Jersey, says Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann. After a five-hour hearing on Wednesday, the Rugby Football Union opted not to sanction the fly-half beyond the £2,000 fines imposed on him by both Jersey magistrates and his Premiership club. He had pleaded guilty to common assault and resisting arrest on 16 August. Cipriani, 30, will now face Dragons at home in Thursday’s…

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Danny Cipriani: England and Gloucester fly-half not sanctioned by RFU

England and Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani will face no punishment from the Rugby Football Union after a nightclub incident in Jersey. On Friday, Cipriani was charged with “conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game”. An RFU misconduct hearing took place in Bristol on Wednesday. More to follow. Source link

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Danny Cipriani: Gloucester fine England fly-half £2,000 after nightclub incident

Danny Cipriani joined Gloucester from Wasps in May and has made 16 appearances for England England fly-half Danny Cipriani has been fined £2,000 by his club Gloucester over a nightclub incident in Jersey. The 30-year-old had already been fined £2,000 by magistrates after pleading guilty to assault and resisting arrest. And he was charged by the Rugby Football Union on Friday with “conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game”. Cipriani has also been told by his club to do 10 hours of community service. A Gloucester Rugby statement described…

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Danny Cipriani: England should stick with fly-half, says Sale boss Steve Diamond

Danny Cipriani appeared in court on Thursday Danny Cipriani must still be part of England’s plans this autumn, says Steve Diamond, who managed him at Sale. Gloucester fly-half Cipriani was fined on Thursday after pleading guilty to assault and resisting arrest following an incident in a Jersey nightclub. Diamond, who was the 30-year-old’s director of rugby for four years at Sale, says the episode should not spell an end to his England career. “It would be too harsh,” he told BBC Radio 5 live. “England need all the help they…

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Danny Cipriani: ‘For me it’s always been about playing for England,’ says returning fly-half

Danny Cipriani came off the bench last Saturday to win just his 15th cap for England Third Test: South Africa v England Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town Date: Saturday, 23 June Kick-off: 16:05 BST Coverage: Live radio and text commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Danny Cipriani’s England career so far could be considered one of under-achievement and wasted talent. His dazzling debut against Ireland in 2008 is one of just four starts for England, and his total of 15 caps seems a scant…

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