England

Courtney Lawes to retire from international rugby after conclusion of World Cup

Lawes, who is England’s fifth-most capped men’s player, is set for international retirement after 'bronze final' against Argentina on Friday.
22 October 2023

England's Tom Curry accuses South Africa's Bongi Mbonambi of alleged racial slur during World Cup semi-final

England flanker Tom Curry has accused South Africa's Bongi Mbonambi of calling him a 'white c**t' in their World Cup semi-final defeat on Saturday night.
22 October 2023

'Our discipline was awful in first half' - South Africa captain Siya Kolisi

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi admitted that his side's indiscipline in the first half almost costed them the Rugby World Cup semi-final game against England.
22 October 2023

'The players should be incredibly proud' - England coach Steve Borthwick

England head coach Steve Borthwick said that his players should be 'incredibly proud' of his team's performance in the ongoing Rugby World Cup.
22 October 2023

Rugby World Cup Highlights: Semi-final: England v South Africa

South Africa kept their hope of title defence alive as Handre Pollard's decisive penalty goal in the closing stage saw them edge out England 16-15 in the Rugby World Cup semi-final. Watch all the key moments of the high octane encounter.
22 October 2023

England 'proud' but left crestfallen as South Africa dig deep to secure place in World Cup final

South Africa dashed England's World Cup dreams as a late Handre Pollard penalty snatched a 16-15 victory for the Springboks in an absorbing contest at the Stade de France.
21 October 2023

Can England upset the applecart to beat South Africa?

Saturday's semi-final meeting in Paris will see the Springboks enter as heavy favourites but if there are areas where England can gain the upper hand, it could be an historic night for Borthwick’s boys.
21 October 2023

Tom Curry and England will look to use past experiences to help them topple South Africa

Curry has both positive and negative memories of facing the world champions as England prepare to overcome the almighty challenge of the Springboks.
20 October 2023

South Africa are more than a trophy-driven team - Siya Kolisi

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi insisted that the Springboks have a bigger purpose than winning trophies as they face England in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup on Friday.
20 October 2023

Maro Itoje positive England are going to be celebrating on Saturday night

England second-row Maro Itoje expressed confidence that his side will emerge victorious in the weekend's Rugby World Cup semi-final against South Africa.
20 October 2023

Freddie Steward and Joe Marler included in England line up for semi-final against South Africa

England head coach Steve Borthwick has made three changes to the starting XV for the upcoming Rugby World Cup semi-final against South Africa.
19 October 2023

South Africa name unchanged side for semi-final against England

South Africa have named an unchanged side for the Rugby World Cup semi-final against England to be played on Saturday.
19 October 2023

Kevin Sinfield wants England to overcome South Africa's aggressive defence

England defence coach Kevin Sinfield wants his side to come up with an improved performance when they face South Africa in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup.
18 October 2023

England are a 'massive speedbump' for South Africa - Rassie Erasmus

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has ramped up the mind games ahead of the Rugby World Cup semi-final against England to be played in Saint-Denis on Saturday.
18 October 2023

'A lot of people said we wouldn't get out of the pool' - Steve Borthwick after England's win in quarter-final

England head coach Steve Borthwick has hit back at the critics for writing his team off even before the World Cup started.
16 October 2023

Rugby World Highlights: Quarter-Final: England v Fiji

Owen Farrell contributed with 20 points as England edged out Fiji 30-24 in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup at Stade de Marseille on Sunday. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
16 October 2023

Ben Earl: 'Let's go and win the semi-final, let's get to the World Cup final'

Ben Earl is relishing being in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals after a standout display in England's 30-24 last-eight victory over Fiji
16 October 2023

France's ultimate dream has been dashed but the foundations behind the national side remain strong

Their quarter-final defeat by South Africa leaves the French with broken hearts but there is plenty of reason to still be upbeat despite the raw emotion of exiting a home World Cup,
16 October 2023

England survive late Fiji scare to seal place in World Cup semi-finals

England survived a storming fightback from Fiji to edge their way into the Rugby World Cup semi-finals following a 30-24 victory in Marseille.
15 October 2023

England prop Joe Marler on 'gobby' Marcus Smith who is constantly driving standards for club and country

Marler thought the 24-year-old was 'jumped up' and 'gobby' when he first came into the senior squad at Harlequins but he quickly realised Marcus Smith's unrelenting desire to drive standards.
13 October 2023