England

Owen Farrell to miss England's first two Pool games in Rugby World Cup

England captain Owen Farrell will miss the first two Pool games in the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign after he was handed a four-game suspension.
23 August 2023

England's discipline issues highlight 'need for consistency' across the game

Recent red cards shown to England have only encouraged more question marks to resurface regarding player safety and the new tackle height laws in the community game.
22 August 2023

Match Centre: Ireland 29-10 England

England lost Billy Vunipola to red card as they were defeated 29-10 by Ireland in the World Cup warm-up game at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
20 August 2023

Owen Farrell to discover his Rugby World Cup fate on Tuesday

England captain Owen Farrell will be discovering his fate on the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign on Tuesday.
19 August 2023

Can England really deliver in Dublin and stun Ireland in latest pre-World Cup showdown?

To say the first two World Cup warm-up matches for Steve Borthwick have been challenging might be an understatement but regardless of what has gone on, England now need to begin generating some momentum.
18 August 2023

World Rugby to appeal disciplinary decision on Owen Farrell

World Rugby will appeal against the decision to overturn the red card given to Owen Farrell against Wales which could see the England captain miss the start of the World Cup.
17 August 2023

Former Ireland international Alan Quinlan does not expect England to have a successful World Cup

Former Ireland and Munster back-row Alan Quinlan believes England will struggle to make an impact in the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign.
17 August 2023

Owen Farrell's red card decision 'has made the game a complete and utter laughing stock' - Sir Clive Woodward

Former England head coach Sir Clive Woodward said the decision to overturn Owen Farrell's red card has made rugby "a complete and utter laughing stock".
16 August 2023

'It makes a mockery that player welfare is the game’s number one priority' - Owen Farrell cleared to play and has red card overturned

England captain Owen Farrell has been cleared to play at the Rugby World Cup after his red card in Saturday's warm-up match against Wales at Twickenham was rescinded.
15 August 2023

Ankle injury rules England's Jack van Poortvliet out of Rugby World Cup

England scrum-half Jack van Poortvliet has been ruled out of the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign in France following an ankle injury.
14 August 2023

England captain Owen Farrell to face disciplinary hearing on Tuesday

England captain Owen Farrell will have to wait until Tuesday to learn about his fate ahead of the Rugby World Cup opener against Argentina following his recent red-card incident.
14 August 2023

Match Centre: England 19-17 Wales

England captain Owen Farrell is in danger of missing the Rugby World Cup opener after being red-carded in their 19-17 win over Wales in the warm-up game at Twickenham Stadium.
13 August 2023

Peter Winterbottom Interview: Positivity over pragmatism, England's back-row and helping the fight against MND

The Esher Director of Rugby discusses England as well as how he and his club are supporting the fight against MND.
11 August 2023

It's time for England to get the Twickenham crowd on their feet

England will be looking for a response and a much-needed boost when Wales visit Twickenham while Scotland will be aiming to build on last weekend's excellent victory against France.
10 August 2023

Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola return to England side for Twickenham game against Wales

England head coach Steve Borthwick has made 11 changes to the side ahead of their second World Cup warm-up fixture against Wales at Twickenham Stadium.
10 August 2023

Was it time to move on? Do England need a spark and a change of direction at this World Cup?

People will argue experience is vital heading into any major tournament but perhaps the lack of exciting and 'x-factor' players is leaving England supporters less than enthused heading into the Rugby World Cup.
9 August 2023

"As fit as I've ever seen him" - Steve Borthwick on the inclusion of Billy Vunipola as Saracens star nears return

Whilst the absence of Henry Slade from England's World Cup plans grabbed many headlines on Monday, the selection of Billy Vunipola was also a standout call made by Steve Borthwick.
7 August 2023

Steve Borthwick confirms England's Rugby World Cup squad with Henry Slade not included

Steve Borthwick has confirmed his official 33-man squad for the Rugby World Cup but centre Henry Slade and back-row Alex Dombrandt miss the cut + what next for England's midfield.
7 August 2023

Mako Vunipola to miss World Cup with no place for Henry Slade or Alex Dombrandt

England will miss the services of Saracens prop Mako Vunipola in the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign following an injury while Henry Slade and Alex Dombrandt have reportedly not made the cut.
7 August 2023

Match Centre: Wales 20-9 England

Wales kick-started their Rugby World Cup preparation with a 20-9 victory in the warm-up game against England in Cardiff on Saturday.
6 August 2023