Jonathan Joseph will be partnered by Brad Barritt at centre in England’s side to play Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England have selected Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph as their centre pairing for Saturday’s World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. It(...)

Sam Burgess has made the final English World Cup squad. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sam Burgess has been named in England’s Rugby World Cup squad, completing a remarkable rise since converting from rugby league just 10 months ago, whi(...)

Anthony Watson goes over to score his and England’s  second try during the World Cup warm-up match against France at Twickenham. Photograph: David Davies/PA

England 19 France 14 Sam Burgess and Henry Slade played themselves into World Cup contention as England marked their 100th meeting with France with an(...)

 Sam Burgess will make his debut against France on Saturday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sam Burgess will make his England debut against France on Saturday with Stuart Lancaster insisting he has earned his place in the team after proving h(...)

England head coach Stuart Lancaster and Ireland head coach eaither side of the Six Nations Trophy. The English man is still frustrated by last year’s failings. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA 0:50

Stuart Lancaster admits England enter their 2015 RBS 6 Nations campaign nursing a deep sense of frustration at their failure to lift the crown for the(...)

Steffon Armitage and a Toulon team-mate have been arrested for an alleged attack, casting doubt on any potential involvement in England’s World Cup plans. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s injury-hit build-up to the Six Nations hit further trouble on Wednesday when their potential World Cup candidate Steffon Armitage was report(...)

Owen Farrell of Saracens and England will miss England’s Six Nations opener. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Owen Farrell has been ruled out of England’s entire Six Nations campaign with a knee injury.The Saracens outhalf, who was expected to supply midfield (...)

Sale Sharks’ Danny Cipriani has been called up to Stuart Lancaster’s England training squad for their Six Nations opener against Wales. (Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

England have named their 34-man training squad for the Six Nations game against Wales on 6 February, with Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani recalled from(...)

 Munster head coach Anthony Foley after the 33-10 Champions Cup defeat to Saracens at Allianz Park.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

A downbeat Anthony Foley could scarcely conceal his acute disappointment over Munster’s emphatic exit from the Champions Cup, thanks to a 33-10 defea(...)

 Ben Morgan of Gloucester is stretchered off after breaking a leg  during the Aviva Premiership match against  Saracens at Kingsholm Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England number eight Ben Morgan looks set to miss the entire Six Nations after breaking his leg in Gloucester’s Aviva Premiership victory over Sarace(...)