Owen Farrell leaves the pitch after getting a yellow card against  Australia. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

“Getting better.” “Learning process.” “Hard lessons learned.” None of it seemed to wash for Andy Farrell at the England base in Bagshot. The former p(...)

Japan’s head coach Eddie Jones would be interested in the England job. Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie Jones is open to an approach from the Rugby Football Union about coaching England but thinks incumbent Stuart Lancaster deserves a fair review f(...)

Japan rugby fans celebrate their team’s second try as they watch Japan’s IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B match against Samoa at a public viewing event in Tokyo. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Japan coach Eddie Jones believes his players have put the pride back in Japanese rugby regardless of whether they qualify for the World Cup quarter-fi(...)

Japan players celebrate after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Japan 26 Samoa 5 Japan’s hopes of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals remain very much alive after their extraordinary tournament continued w(...)

 RC Toulon’s flanker Steffon Armitage could have given England an edge at the breakdown. Photograph: Getty Images

Japan coach Eddie Jones expects Australia to have a huge advantage at the breakdown in their crunch World Cup clash with England, tipping Michael Hoop(...)

Japan captain Michael Leitch speaks to reporters  ahead of the Scotland game. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

The rugby world marvelled at Japan’s victory over South Africa in Brighton. To demonstrate the moxie to turn down a penalty kick at goal in the final(...)

Japan’s head coach Eddie Jones  supervises  training  at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup Pool B game against Scotland. Photograph: Damien Meyer.

Japan coach Eddie Jones wants his men to beat Scotland on Wednesday and prove their stunning win over South Africa was no fluke. The Brave Blossoms ha(...)

Members of Scotland’s rugby squad participate in a team training session at Kingshlom stadium in Gloucester. Photograph: Getty Images

Scotland assistant coach Matt Taylor has shrugged off suggestions that the they are under extra pressure as they prepare to face World Cup shock-troop(...)

Japan head coach Eddie Jones and Kosei Ono celebrate after victory over South Africa in Pool B of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Japan celebrated their victory over South Africa with a dip on Brighton beach, the seafront cold and inhospitable in the autumnal chill, rain tumbling(...)

Samoa players sing their national anthem during the Rugby World Cup match at the Brighton Community Stadium. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Samoa are bracing themselves for a South African backlash when the teams square up at Villa Park at the weekend. The Springboks, two-time World Cup wi(...)