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(...)

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(...)

Toulon beat both Munster and Leinster on the way to defending their European crown last season. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho 4:58

No less than having the offices in Dublin, there’s little doubt that five Irish Heineken Cup wins in a seven-year period (2006 to 2012) did not go (...)

 Leinster’s Jack McGrath will hope to impress against Northamnpton once more. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Richie Murphy, the Leinster skills coach was asked this week if there was any risk involved in moving the team from the RDS to the Aviva for tonight’s(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan will start at Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This will be interesting. No greater stamp of approval can be given to Dave Kearney, Ian Madigan and Rhys Ruddock than inclusion in this evening’s st(...)