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Time for Lancaster to roll the dice?

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England Rugby Head Coach Stuart Lancaster

England Rugby Head Coach Stuart Lancaster

After a defeat as comprehensive as England's against Wales at the weekend, it is tough to draw positives. In the wake of their heaviest ever loss to the neighbours across the Severn, however, that is exactly what players, coaches and fans will be trying to do.

One thing that it could do is finally convince head coach Stuart Lancaster to make some changes. There are some players who have not looked up to it this Six Nations, and while loyalty is a valuable characteristic, when it starts to blind selection issues it can become a problem.

The next England matches come on their summer tour to Argentina. It coincides with the Lions tour, and is consequently an opportunity to blood some youngsters and introduce new players to international rugby. Having said that, after Saturday's capitulation there may be fewer England players away on Lions duty than previously expected.

Read full article from Jamie Hosie of Yahoo! Contributor Network

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