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Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones: 'We made our chances count'
England boss Eddie Jones insists that his side were deserving of their 30-6 victory over Australia in a match that saw a number of decisions go against the visitors.
Nov 18, 22:23
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones refutes 'bullying' claims
England head coach Eddie Jones expects another "physical" contest against Australia on Saturday, but insists that his side will not be overly physical.
Nov 17, 17:23
Owen Farrell scores a try for England against Australia on June 25, 2016
Owen Farrell returns to England team
Saracens centre Owen Farrell is recalled as one of four changes to the England starting lineup for Saturday's Test against Australia.
Nov 16, 20:41
Tom Croft of Leicester Tigers poses for a portrait at the photocall held at Welford Road on August 16, 2013
England international Tom Croft retires on medical grounds
Leicester Tigers, England and British and Irish Lions forward Tom Croft announces his retirement with immediate effect due to a neck injury.
Nov 16, 13:23
Richie McCaw of New Zealand lifts the trophy during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
France win vote to host Rugby World Cup for third time in 2023
France see off competition from Ireland and preferred hosts South Africa to win the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Nov 15, 13:27
George Kruis of Saracens catches the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Harlequins at Wembley Stadium on March 22, 2014
England lock George Kruis dropped for Australia clash
George Kruis is one of a number of players to be overlooked for selection ahead of England's second Test of the Autumn International series against Australia.
Nov 14, 15:43
England's Eddie Jones and Dylan Hartley on June 18, 2016
Clive Woodward: 'Dylan Hartley, George Ford should be dropped'
Sir Clive Woodward hopes to see Jamie George start against Australia in England's second Autumn International, with skipper Dylan Hartley the man to make way.
Nov 12, 20:45
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones defends foul-mouthed outburst
England boss Eddie Jones describes his side's victory over Argentina as a "grindathon", as he admits to being frustrated by what he saw at Twickenham.
Nov 11, 22:28
South Africa's prop Trevor Nyakane (C) stands with South Africa team mates as they watch the Samoa team perform the Haka ahead of the Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Samoa at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on
Samoa prime minister: 'Rugby union in nation is bankrupt'
Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao, Samoa's prime minister and chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, reveals that the sport's national governing body is bankrupt.
Nov 9, 20:51
Jonny May scores the first try for England during the Rugby World Cup game with Wales on September 26, 2015
Elliot Daly, Jonny May retained in England squad
Elliot Daly and Jonny May appear to have won their fitness battles as both men are named in England's 26-man squad to face Argentina on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 7, 20:43
Jonathan Davies of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014
Jonathan Davies confident of beating Australia
Wales centre Jonathan Davies insists that his side can halt their 12-match losing streak against Australia when they welcome the Wallabies to Cardiff.
Nov 4, 22:14
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Matt Mullan, Elliot Daly ruled out of England training camp
England prop Matt Mullan and centre Elliot Daly are ruled out of next week's training camp in Portugal after sustaining injuries for club side Wasps.
Oct 29, 20:40
James Haskell and his beard address the media at an England press conference on August 17, 2015
England coach Eddie Jones: 'James Haskell not playing well enough to make squad'
England head coach Eddie Jones explains why James Haskell was left out of his squad for November's fixtures.
Oct 26, 19:45
Joe Marler looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 7, 2013
England prop Joe Marler given three-week ban after pleading guilty to striking
Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler is banned for three weeks after pleading guilty to striking and will miss England's Tests with Argentina and Australia.
Oct 25, 20:28
Gregor Townsend, the Glasgow coach issues instructions during the Heineken Cup Pool 2 match between Toulon and Glasgow Warriors at the Felix Mayol Stadium on October 13, 2013
Gregor Townsend learning from Pep Guardiola
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend reveals that he is taking inspiration from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola when preparing for the Autumn Internationals.
Oct 23, 15:16
A general view of the stadium ahead of the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Wasps at Welford Road on November 1, 2015
Matt O'Connor: 'Still long way for Leicester Tigers to go'
Matt O'Connor is pleased that Leicester Rugby are now 'in control of their own destiny' after returning to winning ways with a 54-29 triumph over Castres on Saturday.
Oct 22, 12:21
George North in action at a Wales training session on August 4, 2015
Wales wing George North likely to miss Autumn Internationals
Wales wing George North looks set to miss his nation's internationals after suffering a sprain to his posterior cruciate ligament.
Oct 17, 21:21
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland not interested in next British and Irish Lions tour
Warren Gatland insists that he will not be taking charge of the British and Irish Lions in 2021 and will "let someone else reinvent the wheel".
Oct 17, 21:07
Director of Rugby for Northampton Saints Jim Mallinder during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Northampton Saints at the AJ Bell Stadium on November 1, 2015
Jim Mallinder praises "exceptional" Saracens after defeat at Franklin's Gardens
Jim Mallinder concedes that Saracens "are a better side" than Northampton Saints after his team went down 57-13 in their European Rugby Champions Cup opener.
Oct 15, 22:10
England's Jack Nowell in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Jack Nowell doubtful for England's Autumn Internationals
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter reveals that Jack Nowell may miss England's Autumn Internationals after fracturing his cheek against Newcastle Falcons.
Oct 11, 15:52
England's Billy Vunipola in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Jack Clifford replaces Billy Vunipola in England training squad
Injured Saracens ace Billy Vunipola is replaced by Jack Clifford in England's 33-man squad for their three-day training camp in Oxford.
Sep 24, 10:20
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Mark McCall fears the worst for injury victim Billy Vunipola
Billy Vunipola picks up a knee injury in Saracens' 41-13 win over Sale Sharks, which director of rugby Mark McCall admits "did not look great".
Sep 23, 20:36
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Marcus Smith named in 33-man England training squad
Jonathan Joseph, Kyle Sinckler, George Kruis and James Haskell all miss out on England's 33-man training squad, while Marcus Smith and Tom Dunn are included.
Sep 22, 09:34
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Sean O'Brien criticises British and Irish Lions coaching setup
Sean O'Brien claims that the British and Irish Lions could have defeated New Zealand with more effective coaching.
Sep 21, 22:36
Danny Cipriani during a Wasps training session on May 22, 2017
Danny Cipriani sidelined for up to three months with knee injury
Premiership giants Wasps confirm that England fly-half Danny Cipriani will be out of action out for up to three months with a knee injury.
Sep 19, 20:41
England's Eddie Jones and Dylan Hartley on June 18, 2016
England to face New Zealand in 2018
England will face New Zealand for the first time in four years as part of the 2018 Autumn Internationals.
Sep 13, 11:38
Sam Warburton of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
Sam Warburton ruled out for four months with neck injury
Cardiff Blues and Wales flanker Sam Warburton is to undergo surgery on his neck which will likely rule him out for up to four months.
Sep 12, 15:02
Manu Tuilagi holds onto the ball during the England captain's run at the Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2013
Manu Tuilagi to miss England Autumn Internationals due to knee injury
Manu Tuilagi is unavailable for England's Autumn Internationals this November after suffering a knee injury in Leicester Tigers' Premiership opener against Bath.
Sep 8, 18:20
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Pep Guardiola made me a better coach'
England head coach Eddie Jones speaks of how he became a better coach after watching one of Pep Guardiola's training sessions at Bayern Munich.
Sep 5, 21:24
A general view of the match ball is tackled seen during the Super Rugby trial match between the Waratahs and the Blues at Allianz Stadium on February 7, 2014
Sale Sharks prop Eifion Lewis-Roberts forced into retirement
Sale Sharks legend Eifion Lewis-Roberts calls time on his playing career after failing to recover from an injury picked up against Bristol Rugby last October.
Sep 1, 15:26
Owen Farrell majestically hoists the trophy aloft after the Aviva Premiership final between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs on May 28, 2016
Owen Farrell pens new long-term deal with Saracens
England fly-half Owen Farrell targets more major honours with Saracens after signing a new five-year contract at Allianz Park.
Aug 29, 18:33
Denny Solomona of London Broncos during the Super League match between London Broncos and Catalan Dragons at Etihad Stadium on May 17, 2014
Denny Solomona determined to win back England place
Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona is determined to win back his England place after being sent home early from a pre-season training camp.
Aug 23, 21:47
New Zealand's Kieran Read scores his team's seventh try against Wales during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup on October 17, 2015.
Kieran Read blown away by first-half showing from New Zealand
New Zealand captain Kieran Read says that he found his side's dominant first-half showing against Australia "pretty surreal", as the Kiwis cruised to a 54-34 victory.
Aug 19, 22:40
England's Manusamoa Tuilagi celebrates after scoring a try against Italy during the Six Nations match on March 15, 2014
Dylan Hartley backs Manu Tuilagi, Denny Solomona to earn England recalls
Dylan Hartley challenges Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to prove their worth to England boss Eddie Jones after being sent home early from last week's training camp.
Aug 16, 15:55
Jonny May in action during an England training session on August 4, 2015
Premiership clubs close contract loophole after Jonny May deal
English Premiership clubs vote in favour of closing the contract loophole that enabled Jonny May to join Leicester Tigers.
Aug 10, 20:23
Manu Tuilagi holds onto the ball during the England captain's run at the Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2013
Manu Tuilagi, Denny Solomona sent home from England training camp
The Rugby Football Union confirms that England pair Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona were sent home from a three-day training camp over "team culture issues".
Aug 7, 12:59