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Lyon aims to 'end careers' of England players

Lyon aims to 'end careers' of England players

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Australia v England, first Ashes TestDate: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT Venue: Gabba, BrisbaneCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full coverageOff-spinner Nathan Lyon hopes Australia can "end the careers" of some England players during the Ashes series.Graeme Swann retired in the midst of England's 5-0 defeat in 2013-14, Kevin Pietersen was discarded after the series, and Jonathan Trott and Matt Prior hardly played again. "Being part of that squad, seeing Mitchell Johnson scare them, was unbelievable," said Lyon. "We knew that they were broken. Hopefully we can recreate history."The first Ashes Test starts in Brisbane on Thursday.And, on a day w...
Scratchy England beat PNG to make World Cup semi-finals – highlights & report

Scratchy England beat PNG to make World Cup semi-finals – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device Rugby League World Cup quarter-finalEngland (14) 36Tries: McGillvary 2, Walmsley, Currie, Watkins 2, Hall Goals: Widdop 4Papua New Guinea (0) 6Try: Lo Goal: MartinEngland beat Papua New Guinea to set up a World Cup semi-final against Tonga despite an error-strewn performance.England built a healthy half-time lead after a double from winger Jermaine McGillvary and Alex Walmsley's score.Ben Currie crossed after the break as Garry Lo got PNG on the board, but two tries from Kallum Watkins and a late try from Ryan Hall sealed the victory.But the winning margin masked a 56% completion rate and an error count of 20 from Wayne Bennett's side.Relive England's quarter-final victoryMcGillvary was one ...
Chris Robshaw is feeling the love with England again thanks to ‘special’ Eddie Jones

Chris Robshaw is feeling the love with England again thanks to ‘special’ Eddie Jones

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Chris Robshaw has pointed to his close network of family and friends as the key reason behind his ability to put World Cup disappointment behind him.The former England captain led the host nation to a pool-stage exit in 2015 after deciding not to attempt a late penalty against Wales that would have salvaged the campaign.Eddie Jones replaced Stuart Lancaster as boss before stripping Robshaw of the captaincy and appointing Dylan Hartley as his successor.And Robshaw feels he has come a long way since seeing his three-and-a-half-year tenure as England captain come to an end.“A lot of that is down to the support I’ve had,” Robshaw told talkSPORT.“Having Camilla [his wife] at home, my family, my friends, my teammates – Eddie [Jones] himself – just gives you the confidence and support to go out t
England 0-0 Brazil: Three Lions hold out Neymar and company

England 0-0 Brazil: Three Lions hold out Neymar and company

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England stifled superior opponents for the second time in under a week as Brazil followed Germany in settling for a Wembley stalemate.Gareth Southgate's long-term mission is to win hearts and minds, if not World Cups, with his fresh-faced Three Lions.And if two 0-0 draws in five days represents a slow start then it might easily have been worse given the calibre of the opposition.Brazil arrived at full strength and with a formidable run of form behind them. But while they dominated possession, their vaunted front three of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus laboured without reward.Liverpool's Dominic Solanke had a late chance to end England's 2017 calendar with a stunning debut winner, and it was also a night on which the likes of Joe Hart, Joe Gomez and Kyle Walker earned plenty of...
England 0-0 Germany: Three Lions hold world champions to goalless draw

England 0-0 Germany: Three Lions hold world champions to goalless draw

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Gareth Southgate dished out five debutsFriday, November 10, 2017England enjoyed a glimpse of future promise at Wembley as a fresh-faced side battled world champions Germany to a 0-0 draw at Wembley.With a host of familiar faces either injured or overlooked, Gareth Southgate dished out five debuts in an experimental team which earned its share of a goalless, but not guileless, friendly.Germany had the better chances, Leroy Sane denied by the crossbar and Phil Jones' brave header, but eye-catching bows from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek meant the Three Lions left with plenty of credit.More to follow...Let's block ads! (Why?)