ENGLAND SEVENS TO FACE IRELAND IN QUARTER FINALS

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England would clash with Ireland in the last eight of the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s.


George Chatterton, Mason Tonks and Alex Davis all scored tries as England defeated Italy 19-5. The victory is a much needed respite after losing the opening game to Spain 22-17.

England trailed 12-10 at the break with Harry Glover and Tonks scoring individual tries. The team lost CallumSirker but they kept the hopes alive when Henry Martin helped them take the lead. Spain kept up with the pressure, scoring and scoring until they won the game due to two late tries.

Then came Germany. Tonks kept his brilliant form but the Germans were better 17-5. The England team defeated the Italian side though. England led 7-5 at the break wither Chatterton on point. Davis, Will Edwards and Tonks then combined to take the tally to 14-5, before finishing off on a high.

Lions Up Against All Blacks

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Fans of the British Lions rugby team have been trying for days to come up with the line up that is being thought about for the crunch match against the All Blacks, with the winner-takes-all match set to have huge ramifications on coach Warren Gatland, and his reputation.

Following the loss last week in the second match in the series, the usually formidable team of New Zealand definitely needs gearing up. The Lions will be looking to match their most recent performance in the Test series win.

Johnny Sexton feels that is now ready for the battle, though admits his nerves seem to have become much worse in recent weeks! Being a fly half of Ireland, he will be directing the Lions in the back line along with Owen Farrell, the playmaker from England. This will be the final Test and third of the series, and is being held in Auckland this Saturday and promises to be a stellar game of rugby, in stadium that could have been sold out 3 times over, such has been the popularity for tickets!

England Rugby Summer Schedule

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So what is the England rugby team gearing up for this summer? You could wish them bon voyage as the England team travels to Argentina. On the other hand, Red Roses would be flying to New Zealand. The Under 20s team of England would be facing a second game in Georgia, which is part of the World Rugby U20 championship. The Lions meanwhile, would be getting their New Zealand tour underway.

Hence, it seems that the England rugby teams have a busy summer planned ahead. If you look at the related news that have been filtering in around these teams, there was the instance of Denny Solomona and how he is being made fit for going on the tour of Argentina.

England U20 Ready For Georgia

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The U20 team of England has named the members who would be facing Wales. Malins has been chosen to be captain of the squad while Morris and Crossdale are being kept out of the tournament. This would be the second game which is part of the World Rugby U20 Championship.

This game is scheduled this Sunday in Georgia. Max Malins would be captaining his side and he would be having Theo Brophy Clews and Sam Aspland-Robinson to start at center and winger respectively. Ben Earl would be starting for England as well. This would be in a back row position where players like Josh Bayliss and Zach Mercer would also be playing.

Stefano Pioli Targets Derby Win to Eliminate Slump

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Inter Milan slumped to a second consecutive defeat in the Italian Serie A after losing to relegation threatened Crotone during the week and.


The club are now winless for more than a month, as their last win was against Atalanta in the second week of March. There is a possibility of the run getting worse, as the club are up against archrivals AC Milan in the next match. However, manager Stefano Pioli is hoping that the derby will inspire the players in order to produce a great performance. A victory in the derby can help the club revive the thoughts of a Europa League qualification for next season.

The manager is clearly aware that a derby game does not depend on recent form, as players are extremely focused on winning the game more than anything else. Milan come into the game on the back of a good form, which has seen them suffer just one defeat in the last five league matches.