Two days after Tom Croft retired, he went back for a gym session with his old Leicester Tigers team-mates. Back with the boys, as though nothing had changed. He had not even told most of them that it had changed and, if they did not know, well, life almost seemed normal. Now, nearly three months later, Croft has moved on. But not far. He has edged into acceptance.
England selected a 21-year-old loose-head prop in their NatWest Six Nations Championship squad yesterday and, given that he has started only four games for Harlequins, his club, you will not know much of him, so here is your easy-to-use factfile: he is from Middlesbrough, he went to the same school in Otley as Danny Care, he hits tackles hard, he used to be a boxer and he is probably seventh in line to the England No 1 shirt. Maybe sixth. Name: Lewis Boyce.
A new Natwest Six Nations Championship. A new set of injuries, and therefore a new squad. Eddie Jones named a squad of 35 to start the championship against Italy on February 4 and the nature of the group reflects the injury crisis. Actually, to be frank, it is not just an injury crisis, it is a suspensions crisis too. The injury list may concern England fans, but I am not quite so sure. Loose-head prop is the area that England’s depth will be most severely tested.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".