Australian captain  and hooker Stephen Moore and the rest of the Australian frontrowers did their talking on the pitch against England at Twickenham. Photograph:     David Rogers/Getty Images

We have all got to accept England are simply not good enough. There is no doubt they gave their best against Australia and turned up to play but acros(...)

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(...)

Former Springboks coach Jake White: “Ireland have an easier pool than some teams and they can almost measure the way they want to go in the whole World Cup. Photograph: Getty Images

South Africa’s World Cup winning coach Jake White believes Ireland are ideally positioned to lift the Webb Ellis Cup this time round. White, who guid(...)

France center Mathieu Bastareaud is tackled during the World Cup warm-up against England at the Stade de France. Photograph: Getty Images

France 25 England 20 England’s preparations for their home World Cup suffered a setback after they slumped to a 25-20 defeat by France that at (...)

Danny Cipriani was rarely involved during his 30 minutes on the pitch against France. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Danny Cipriani has been given another opportunity to stake a claim for a World Cup squad place after Stuart Lancaster named him on the bench for Satur(...)

Danny Cipriani has another chance to push for a World Cup spot as he starts off the bench for England against France on Saturday. Photograph: AFP

Danny Cipriani has been given another opportunity to stake his claim for a World Cup squad place after Stuart Lancaster named him on the bench for Sat(...)

 Danny Cipriani has been re-bailed following a car collision in June. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Danny Cipriani, who was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following an early morning car crash, is due to be available for England’s World Cup ca(...)

Danny Cipriani’s place in England’s Rugby World Cup squad is in jeopardy after he was arrested for drink driving. Photograph: PA

Danny Cipriani’s hopes of making England’s World Cup squad appear to be in jeopardy after the fly-half was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving afte(...)

England  get held up just short of the try line in the dying seconds of the  Six Nations  match against France at Twickenham Stadium. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

England 55 France 35England fell short of being crowned Six Nations champions for the first time under Stuart Lancaster despite toppling France 55-35 (...)