Marcus Smith needs Manu Tuilagi and not Owen Farrell at 12 for new-look England

Marcus Smith’s inclusion in the England squad at the expense of George Ford may well herald a new and exciting generation of English rugby. The landscape admittedly looked positive, albeit bland, at the end of 2020 after a clean sweep of both the Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup. Getty Smith looks set to start […]

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Ex-Ireland forward sacked after making ‘offensive’ remarks about Lions fly-half

Former Ireland forward Neil Francis has been sacked by Independent.ie following unacceptable comments he made about Lions and Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith. The Ireland international Francis was speaking on the Irish publication’s Left Wing podcast when he made the remark about Smith, who is of mixed British and Filipino heritage and was born in Manila. Getty Images The […]

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