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Six Nations: how far can this new England side go?

Six Nations: how far can this new England side go?

Saturday marks a new year of international rugby. With last year’s championship forgotten, and recollections of the World Cup in New Zealand now assigned to the history books, European rugby reaches the peak of its season, with the six [read more]

New Zealand crowned Rugby World Cup 2011 champions after edging France in final

New Zealand crowned Rugby World Cup 2011 champions after edging France in final

New Zealand 8-7 France All Black captain Richie McCaw celebrates with teammates after a dramatic finale in Eden Park. Photo: rugbyworldcup_ The whole of New Zealand released a collective sigh they had been harbouring for 24 years as its [read more]

Rugby World Cup – Agony for Wales as France squeeze through to final

Rugby World Cup – Agony for Wales as France squeeze through to final

France 9-8 Wales A brave performance from 14-man Wales could not overturn the stacked odds of a hard fought World Cup semi-final, as they were edged out by just one point to France at Eden Park in Auckland. The game finished 9-8 to [read more]

Rugby World Cup: England 16-12 Scotland

Rugby World Cup: England 16-12 Scotland

Chris Ashton scrambles the ball over the line to break Scottish hearts. Photo: rugbyworldcup England 16-12 Scotland A tactically indisciplined England never got out of first gear as they were out-thought and out-fought by Scotland. [read more]

Rugby World Cup opens with a bang, All Blacks crush Tonga

Rugby World Cup opens with a bang, All Blacks crush Tonga

New Zealand kicked off the 2011 Rugby World Cup in style with a comfortable 41-10 win over Tonga in their Pool A clash at Eden Park. The hosts have never lost a pool match at a World Cup and Tonga never threatened to break that record, [read more]

England drop Flutey for Rugby World Cup

England drop Flutey for Rugby World Cup

Rikki Flutey has been left out of the England Rugby World Cup squad, as manager Martin Johnson names the 17 forwards and 13 backs who will be travelling to New Zealand to compete at the tournament in September. The 31-year-old’s [read more]

Martin Johnson has faith in Rugby World Cup hopefuls

Martin Johnson has faith in Rugby World Cup hopefuls

With the Rugby World Cup countdown well underway and just over three weeks to go, England manager Martin Johnson is confident that captain Lewis Moody, scrum-half Ben Youngs and prop Andrew Sheridan will be fit to make his 30-man squad. [read more]

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