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# england - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From The42 Kenya take major step towards first-ever Rugby World Cup qualification Underdogs

Kenya take major step towards first-ever Rugby World Cup qualification

The east Africans pulled off an impressive victory over Namibia in Madagascar.

# england - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From The42 I will not resign, insists returning Roy Hodgson Three Lions

I will not resign, insists returning Roy Hodgson

The England boss reckons he’s the right man for the euro 2016 campaign.

From The42 Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform Part 2

Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform

Julian ‘The Bus’ Savea finished one move superbly, while Ben Smith’s forward pass spoiled another.

# england - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From The42 Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action World Cup 2014

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action

Including Colombian class, Greek drama and, you guessed it, Suarez’ bite.

From The42 Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform Part 1

Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform

We’ve taken a detailed look at the Kiwis’ attacking out of touch last weekend.

# england - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The42 Frank Lampard handed the biggest possible insult of this tournament Lolz

Frank Lampard handed the biggest possible insult of this tournament

The midfielder won’t be happy when he sees this photo.

From The42 Gerrard: ‘The players that want the money and the fame – it will have an effect’ Reality Bytes

Gerrard: ‘The players that want the money and the fame – it will have an effect’

After another poor showing at a major tournament, the English inquest has already begun.

From The42 Aaron Smith underlines the importance of intelligent support play Analysis

Aaron Smith underlines the importance of intelligent support play

The New Zealand scrum-half scored two tries against England due to his work off the ball.

# england - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The42 Southern Hemisphere sides prove their dominance in June Test whitewashes The Big Three

Southern Hemisphere sides prove their dominance in June Test whitewashes

South Africa, New Zealand and Australia all wrapped up series successes last weekend.

# england - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From The42 Steven Gerrard ‘needs more time’ to decide England future No Rush

Steven Gerrard ‘needs more time’ to decide England future

Captain admits to being ‘broken’ over the team’s failure to make it past the group stage of the World Cup.

# england - Friday 20 June, 2014

From The42 Things got heated between Kenny Cunningham and Eamon Dunphy on RTE earlier Gloves Off

Things got heated between Kenny Cunningham and Eamon Dunphy on RTE earlier

The pair clashed over whether John Terry would’ve improved England’s World Cup campaign.

From The42 Gerrard’s performance deemed so bad last night that Spanish paper AS didn’t even rate him Must Try Harder

Gerrard’s performance deemed so bad last night that Spanish paper AS didn’t even rate him

England skipper endured a disappointing game and has come in for a stream of criticism.

From The42 Scholesy: ‘England need players with balls’ Ginger Spice

Scholesy: ‘England need players with balls’

The former Manchester United midfielder doesn’t hold back and reserves majority of his criticism for the English defence.

From The42 Brazilian newspapers have some fun after England’s result against Uruguay Crabby Road

Brazilian newspapers have some fun after England’s result against Uruguay

Daily publication Lance! goes for the Abbey Road parody and nails it. But Roy Hodgson as John Lennon?

From The42 England U20s hold off Baby ‘Boks to take second straight JWC title Sweet Young Chariot

England U20s hold off Baby ‘Boks to take second straight JWC title

Nathan Earle and Joel Conlon tries helped the reigning champions toe a one-point win.

Poll: Did you cheer when Luis Suarez scored the winner against England? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you cheer when Luis Suarez scored the winner against England?

When the chips were down last night how did you feel?

From The42 Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the eighth night of World Cup action King Luis

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the eighth night of World Cup action

England were left on the brink of an early exit after a brilliant brace by Luis Suarez.

# england - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From The42 Superb Suárez puts England on the brink Match Report

Superb Suárez puts England on the brink

Wayne Rooney netted his first World Cup goal to level the game in the second half, but it was Uruguay who got off the mark in Group D.

From The42 All Blacks looking to ‘put the foot on the throat’ of England as Fekitoa starts Number One

All Blacks looking to ‘put the foot on the throat’ of England as Fekitoa starts

The Kiwis are looking to equal the longest run of wins in international rugby with their 17th consecutive victory.

From The42 Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the seventh night of World Cup action A Week On

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the seventh night of World Cup action

As Spain bid us adios, will England or Uruguay join them through the exit door?

# england - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From The42 ‘How to boss the midfield’ — This Andrea Pirlo cartoon is 46 seconds of absolute perfection Sketch Show

‘How to boss the midfield’ — This Andrea Pirlo cartoon is 46 seconds of absolute perfection

Featuring Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson running around aimlessly.

From The42 Analysis: Ben Smith’s extra detail distinguishes his fullback play In Form

Analysis: Ben Smith’s extra detail distinguishes his fullback play

The Highlanders player once again showed an intelligent skill to buy his side time at the breakdown.

# england - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The42 Joe Hart screamed and swore at a ballboy after Pirlo’s free-kick Joe Up To 90

Joe Hart screamed and swore at a ballboy after Pirlo’s free-kick

The England goalkeeper was in a rush after the set-piece smacked off the crossbar.

From The42 Analysis: England’s Chris Ashton shows the value of proactive support lines Off The Ball

Analysis: England’s Chris Ashton shows the value of proactive support lines

The Saracens wing got on the end of an England try against New Zealand thanks to his tracking.

From The42 All Blacks centre Smith ruled out of third Test against England Blow

All Blacks centre Smith ruled out of third Test against England

Meanwhile, Munster fans will get a chance to see Tyler Bleyendaal in action against a second-string English side tomorrow.

# england - Sunday 15 June, 2014

From The42 Ireland U20s well beaten as powerful England advance to JWC final Defeated

Ireland U20s well beaten as powerful England advance to JWC final

Mike Ruddock’s men conceded five tries and now face a 3rd/4th place play-off against South Africa or New Zealand.

From The42 Balotelli proves the game-winner as England suffer in Brazil opener Blue Velvet

Balotelli proves the game-winner as England suffer in Brazil opener

In the sweltering Manaus heat, Roy Hodgson’s side fought admirably but eventually ran out of steam.

# england - Saturday 14 June, 2014

From The42 As it happened: England v Italy, World Cup 2014 Group D Liveblog

As it happened: England v Italy, World Cup 2014 Group D

Revisit our coverage of tonight’s highly-anticipated clash.

From The42 English optimism grows as reports suggest Raheem Sterling will start against Italy Big Call

English optimism grows as reports suggest Raheem Sterling will start against Italy

Liverpool youngster given the nod by Roy Hodgson and expected to play behind Daniel Sturridge.

From The42 5 things Ireland U20s must do to beat England in tomorrow’s JWC semi-final Wolfpuppies

5 things Ireland U20s must do to beat England in tomorrow’s JWC semi-final

Ireland are in the final four of the Junior World Championship for the first time; can they go one better?

From The42 Note to streakers: You run onto a New Zealand rugby pitch, you get smashed in a big way Smashed 'em Bro This post contains videos

Note to streakers: You run onto a New Zealand rugby pitch, you get smashed in a big way

If you take your clothes off in public, it’s open season.

From The42 Brilliant Ben Smith intervention lays foundation for All Blacks win over England 2nd Test

Brilliant Ben Smith intervention lays foundation for All Blacks win over England

The fullback prevented a Manu Tuilagi breakaway try and scored himself to give New Zealand the lead in the second half.

# england - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From The42 Scholesy: ‘Ross Barkley must start against Italy’ Midfield Maestros

Scholesy: ‘Ross Barkley must start against Italy’

Youngster’s recent performances reminded Scholes of Wayne Rooney in Euro 2004.

From The42 Pirlo: Italy ‘always’ perform against England Bearded Gentleman

Pirlo: Italy ‘always’ perform against England

The Juve dead-ball specialist fancies his chances against the Three Lions.

From The42 England shift Tuilagi to the wing to face All Blacks’ returning Savea Changes

England shift Tuilagi to the wing to face All Blacks’ returning Savea

Two of the most explosive backs in world rugby will go head-to-head on Saturday.

# england - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The42 England better equipped to deal with Pirlo, says Hodgson Italian Job

England better equipped to deal with Pirlo, says Hodgson

Is he gonna play Danny Welbeck in the Park Ji Sung role?

From The42 Ireland U20s to face England in semi-finals of the JWC Wolfpuppies

Ireland U20s to face England in semi-finals of the JWC

Jack O’Donoghue will lead his side out against the English on Sunday in Auckland.

# england - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From The42 6 things we learned from today’s international rugby Talking Points

6 things we learned from today’s international rugby

It’s been a long day of rugby with Tests all over the southern hemisphere. Here are our initial thoughts on today’s big games.

From The42 Off-form All Blacks squeeze out victory over determined England Entertainment

Off-form All Blacks squeeze out victory over determined England

A late try from Conrad Smith saw Stuart Lancaster’s largely second-string side denied a famous result.

# england - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From The42 Scholesy: ‘Danny Welbeck could be England’s Ji-sung Park against Italy’ The Pirlo Problem

Scholesy: ‘Danny Welbeck could be England’s Ji-sung Park against Italy’

Former Manchester United midfielder feels Andrea Pirlo’s influence needs to be curbed.