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Ben Stokes is reshaping cricket and ranks as England’s most powerful captain in generations

Ben Stokes is reshaping cricket and ranks as England’s most powerful captain in generations

Ben Stokes may have trouble getting his ideas across when using the written word but there is no question his message has been heard at all levels of the English game after only four Tests as permanent captain. “It’s the last time I will ever write on a whiteboard because I needed to ask how …

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‘It’s frustrating when people say everyone who went to private school is posh’

If Eddie Jones was not previously aware that obsessing over class is England’s true national sport, he presumably is now. It is a week since the Australian casually lobbed his hand grenade at the private school system, and rugby’s reliance on it, and the reverberations are still being felt. There have been public slap-downs by …

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‘We are not trying to destroy rugby – we want to save it’

There is a school of thought that the legal proceedings brought against World Rugby by nearly 200 players will financially cripple the game. That’s the short-term view of the concussion epidemic which has engulfed rugby, but while the main priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of its players, they are also attempting to …

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