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FILE PHOTO: Australia's Israel Folou (L) fends off the challenge of England's Owen Farrell during their international rugby union test match at Twickenham in London, November 2, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville
FILE PHOTO: Australia's Folou fends off the challenge of England's Farrell during their international rugby union test match in London
FILE PHOTO: Australia's Israel Folou (L) fends off the challenge of England's Owen Farrell during their international rugby union test match at Twickenham in London, November 2, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville
<p>Steaming scrum: The British & Irish Lions and Maori All Blacks engage during a match at Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua, New Zealand, June 17, 2017.<br>All players in the Maori All Blacks must have a confirmed Maori whakapapa, or genealogy. The British & Irish Lions is a composite squad formed every year by players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, selected by the coach who oversees the tour. The squad tours every four years through one of the southern hemisphere’s big three rugby union nations: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The Rotorua match was played in wet conditions and ended with a 10-32 win for the Lions. (Photo: Stephen McCarthy/SportsFile) </p>
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Steaming scrum: The British & Irish Lions and Maori All Blacks engage during a match at Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua, New Zealand, June 17, 2017.
All players in the Maori All Blacks must have a confirmed Maori whakapapa, or genealogy. The British & Irish Lions is a composite squad formed every year by players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, selected by the coach who oversees the tour. The squad tours every four years through one of the southern hemisphere’s big three rugby union nations: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The Rotorua match was played in wet conditions and ended with a 10-32 win for the Lions. (Photo: Stephen McCarthy/SportsFile)

Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 England’s Dylan Hartley looks dejected at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland
Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 England’s Dylan Hartley looks dejected at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - England Training - Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Britain - March 14, 2018 England&#39;s Denny Solomona during training Action Images via Reuters/Adam Holt/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - England Training
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - England Training - Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Britain - March 14, 2018 England's Denny Solomona during training Action Images via Reuters/Adam Holt/File Photo
Rugby Union - England Training - Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Britain - March 14, 2018 England&#39;s Denny Solomona during training Action Images via Reuters/Adam Holt
Rugby Union - England Training
Rugby Union - England Training - Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Britain - March 14, 2018 England's Denny Solomona during training Action Images via Reuters/Adam Holt
FILE PHOTO: England&#39;s Dylan Hartley, sings the national anthem before the Rugby Union Six Nations Championship match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain, March 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: England's Dylan Hartley, sings the national anthem before the Rugby Union Six Nations Championship match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, London
FILE PHOTO: England's Dylan Hartley, sings the national anthem before the Rugby Union Six Nations Championship match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain, March 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Britain Rugby Union - England v Australia - 2016 Old Mutual Wealth Series - Twickenham Stadium, London, England - 3/12/16 England&#39;s Courtney Lawes in action with Australia&#39;s Israel Folau Action Images via Reuters / Henry Browne Livepic
FILE PHOTO: England's Courtney Lawes in action with Australia's Israel Folau
FILE PHOTO: Britain Rugby Union - England v Australia - 2016 Old Mutual Wealth Series - Twickenham Stadium, London, England - 3/12/16 England's Courtney Lawes in action with Australia's Israel Folau Action Images via Reuters / Henry Browne Livepic
FILE PHOTO: Britain Rugby Union - England v Australia - 2016 Old Mutual Wealth Series - Twickenham Stadium, London, England - 3/12/16 Australia&#39;s Israel Folau in action Action Images via Reuters / Henry Browne Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
FILE PHOTO: Australia's Israel Folau in action
FILE PHOTO: Britain Rugby Union - England v Australia - 2016 Old Mutual Wealth Series - Twickenham Stadium, London, England - 3/12/16 Australia's Israel Folau in action Action Images via Reuters / Henry Browne Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Rugby Union - England Training - Bagshot, Britain - February 2, 2018 England&#39;s Ben Youngs during training Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
England Training
Rugby Union - England Training - Bagshot, Britain - February 2, 2018 England's Ben Youngs during training Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 Ireland’s Conor Murray celebrates at the end of the match REUTERS/Toby Melville
Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland
Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 Ireland’s Conor Murray celebrates at the end of the match REUTERS/Toby Melville
Rugby Union - Rugby Test - England v Australia&#39;s Wallabies - Brisbane, Australia - 11/06/16. Injured Wallaby David Pocock reacts in the second half. REUTERS/Jason O&#39;Brien
England v Australia Wallabies - Rugby Test
Rugby Union - Rugby Test - England v Australia's Wallabies - Brisbane, Australia - 11/06/16. Injured Wallaby David Pocock reacts in the second half. REUTERS/Jason O'Brien
FILE PHOTO: Australian Wallabies coach Michael Cheika prepares to speak to the media after naming a 39-man training squad for the three tests against England at the Australian Rugby Union headquarters in Sydney, Australia, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Mulvenney
FILE PHOTO: Australian Wallabies coach Michael Cheika prepares to speak to the media after naming a 39-man training squad for the three tests against England at the Australian Rugby Union headquarters in Sydney, Australia
FILE PHOTO: Australian Wallabies coach Michael Cheika prepares to speak to the media after naming a 39-man training squad for the three tests against England at the Australian Rugby Union headquarters in Sydney, Australia, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Mulvenney
Since rugby union turned professional in 1995, England have played only five home games at anywhere other than &#39;fortress&#39; Twickenham, pictured here
Since rugby union turned professional in 1995, England have played only five home games at anywhere other than 'fortress' Twickenham, pictured here
Since rugby union turned professional in 1995, England have played only five home games at anywhere other than 'fortress' Twickenham, pictured here
Since rugby union turned professional in 1995, England have played only five home games at anywhere other than &#39;fortress&#39; Twickenham, pictured here
Since rugby union turned professional in 1995, England have played only five home games at anywhere other than 'fortress' Twickenham, pictured here
Since rugby union turned professional in 1995, England have played only five home games at anywhere other than 'fortress' Twickenham, pictured here
Since rugby union turned professional in 1995, England have played only five home games at anywhere other than &#39;fortress&#39; Twickenham, pictured here (AFP Photo/Ben STANSALL)
Since rugby union turned professional in 1995, England have played only five home games at anywhere other than 'fortress' Twickenham, pictured here
Since rugby union turned professional in 1995, England have played only five home games at anywhere other than 'fortress' Twickenham, pictured here (AFP Photo/Ben STANSALL)
Rugby Union - England - Eddie Jones Press Conference - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - January 17, 2018 England RFU CEO Steve Brown during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Rugby Union - England - Eddie Jones Press Conference
Rugby Union - England - Eddie Jones Press Conference - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - January 17, 2018 England RFU CEO Steve Brown during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale celebrates scoring their third try REUTERS/Toby Melville
FILE PHOTO: Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale celebrates scoring their third try REUTERS/Toby Melville
Rugby Union - South Africa v Argentina - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Third/Fourth Place Bronze Final Play-Off - Olympic Stadium, London, England - 30/10/15 South Africa&#39;s head coach Heyneke Meyer Action Images via Reuters / Peter Cziborra Livepic
South Africa v Argentina - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Third/Fourth Place Bronze Final Play-Off
Rugby Union - South Africa v Argentina - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Third/Fourth Place Bronze Final Play-Off - Olympic Stadium, London, England - 30/10/15 South Africa's head coach Heyneke Meyer Action Images via Reuters / Peter Cziborra Livepic
Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 Ireland’s Rory Best celebrates with the Six Nations trophy at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland
Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 Ireland’s Rory Best celebrates with the Six Nations trophy at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
Rugby Union - Rugby Test - England v Australia&#39;s Wallabies - Brisbane, Australia - 11/06/16. Injured Wallaby David Pocock reacts in the second half. REUTERS/Jason O&#39;Brien Picture Supplied by Action Images
England v Australia Wallabies - Rugby Test
Rugby Union - Rugby Test - England v Australia's Wallabies - Brisbane, Australia - 11/06/16. Injured Wallaby David Pocock reacts in the second half. REUTERS/Jason O'Brien Picture Supplied by Action Images
Rugby Union - England Training - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 16, 2018 England&#39;s Anthony Watson during training Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
England Training
Rugby Union - England Training - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 16, 2018 England's Anthony Watson during training Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 Ireland’s Rory Best, Peter O&#39;Mahony and team mates celebrate with the Six Nations trophy during the presentation at the end of the match REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 Ireland’s Rory Best, Peter O'Mahony and team mates celebrate with the Six Nations trophy during the presentation at the end of the match REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 England’s Elliot Daly in action REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 England’s Elliot Daly in action REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 Ireland’s Conor Murray celebrates at the end of the match REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England vs Ireland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 17, 2018 Ireland’s Conor Murray celebrates at the end of the match REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
England&#39;s Anthony Watson, left, and Ireland&#39;s Rob Kearney try to catch the ball during the Six Nations rugby union match between England and Ireland at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
England's Anthony Watson, left, and Ireland's Rob Kearney try to catch the ball during the Six Nations rugby union match between England and Ireland at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
England's Anthony Watson, left, and Ireland's Rob Kearney try to catch the ball during the Six Nations rugby union match between England and Ireland at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

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