Stuart Lancaster name England’s World Cup squad

Former Rugby League star Sam Burgess included in 31-man party.

August 27, 2015 with 0 Comments

Jeremy Guscott’s column: Fortune will favour the brave in Ireland

The England-Ireland World Cup warm-up game on September 5 has huge significance for both sides. The managements can spin this however much..

August 27, 2015 with 0 Comments

Jeff Probyn’s column: Two ‘big hits’ not enough to put Sam Burgess ahead of Henry Slade

Looking back at last week’s game and the England team’s performance against France at Twickenham, I have the feeling that I watched a..

August 26, 2015 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain takes stock of how the England pack rates against the world’s best

Forwards, and how many of them he needs, will be at the top of Stuart Lancaster’s agenda as he contemplates cutting his England World Cup..

August 26, 2015 with 0 Comments

Dylan Hartley could still play in World Cup

Dylan Hartley could still play at the World Cup despite being dropped by Stuart Lancaster back in June. The England hooker was hit by a..

August 25, 2015 with 0 Comments

Michalak at 10 for France to take on England

Frederic Michalak will make his first Test start for France in over a year after being named at fly-half by Philippe Saint-Andre to take on..

August 20, 2015 with 0 Comments

Mike Friday: England have no midfield X-factor without Kyle Eastmond

Kyle Eastmond’s World Cup omission betrays a startling lack of England ambition, according to former Sevens boss Mike Friday. Friday says..

August 20, 2015 with 0 Comments

Alex Corbisiero suffers new injury set back

Alex Corbisiero’s chances to play at the World Cup are getting slimmer after the England prop suffered yet another injury setback. The..

August 19, 2015 with 0 Comments

VIDEO: Chris Robshaw returns to lead England against France

Chris Robshaw will captain England against France for the second of their World Cup warm-up games in Paris on Satruday. The flanker is one..

August 18, 2015 with 0 Comments

England v France teams

Sam Burgess, Henry Slade and Calum Clark all starting to make Test debut with Luke Cowan-Dickie on the bench.

August 14, 2015
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