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RECAP: Wednesday’s Rugby Round-Up

  • Newport Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones has left the region by mutual consent because of illness
  • George Kruis believes Eddie Jones’ warning to under-performing England players will have the desired impact
  • Six England stars are in the running for European Player of the Year
  • England Sevens Sam Egerton will be a Newcastle player from next season
  • Fergus McFadden gets three-week ban for Hoyland tackle

Director of rugby Lyn Jones leaves Newport Gwent Dragons
Newport Gwent Dragons have announced the departure of their director of rugby Lyn Jones with immediate effect.

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The Dragons have claimed Jones has been missing from the region through illness for the last two weeks.

“With the club transitioning into a new era of potentially new ownership and new investors, the time felt right for me to step aside,” Jones explained following his departure.

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George Kruis says England players will take notice of Eddie Jones’ warning
Eddie Jones’ warning to under-performing England players will have the desired impact, according to lock George Kruis.
Strictly Editorial Use Only - No Merchandising. Mandatory Credit: Photo by JMP/REX Shutterstock (4962910ar) George Kruis of England England v France, United Kingdom - 15 Aug 2015

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George Kruis of England
England v France, United Kingdom – 15 Aug 2015

The Aussie revealed last week that a handful of his Grand Slam winners were in danger of missing the summer tour of Australia due to a lack of form their club sides.

Saracens’ Kruis, who played in every one of the Six Nations victories, said: “You do [pay attention] – it’s clever from Eddie,” Kruis told BBC 5 live.

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Six England stars in running for European Player of the Year

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Six of England’s Six Nations Grand Slam-winning squad are among the nominations for 2016 European player of the year, but it’s a former All Black who leads the running…
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Falcons sign England Sevens scrum-half Sam Egerton
England Sevens scrum-half Sam Egerton will be a Newcastle Falcons player from next season.

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The 24-year-old made his Sevens World Series debut for England last weekend in Singapore having spent the previous month at Harlequins, for whom he scored one try in two Premiership appearances.

Egerton scored a fine individual try for England Sevens in their Bowl semi-final match against Scotland, the former Yorkshire Carnegie scrum-half having enjoyed four Varsity Match victories during his successful time at Oxford University.

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Fergus McFadden gets three-week ban for Hoyland tackle

Leinster will be without Fergus McFadden for their Pro12 playoff semi-final, should they secure it, after the winger was slapped with a three-week suspension for his challenge on Edinburgh’s Damien Hoyland last Friday night.

McFadden escaped a card of any colour for the tackle during Leinster’s 30-23 bonus-point victory, but was cited last Monday after the independent citing commissioner reviewed the incident.