As attentions turn back to domestic rugby on the eve of the home nation’s autumn internationals, we look at what we’ve learnt from the opening two rounds of the European Rugby Champion’s Cup…   By @BradJSharp * * *1)      You’ve got to play for the full 80 minutes…or 85 if you’re playing Munster!*   Sounds simple but the big difference between domestic rugby and that of rugby in Europe is that you can’t take your foot off the gas at any point in the match.

Stuart Lancaster has named his 33-man squad for the upcoming autumn international series in which England will be tested against reigning world champions New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Samoa.But how does this new look squad size up against these southern hemisphere giants?   @BradJSharp     It's no secret that injuries have hit the side pretty hard at the start of the current campaign as the ever-increasing intensity of the modern game begins to take its toll on players.

By Bradley Sharp