Northampton Saints Alex Corbisiero is tackled by Wasps Ashley Johnson. The former will be out of action until the near year. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Alex Corbisiero out until new year
  • Rugby
  • September 30, 2014, 12:55

Alex Corbisiero will miss England’s autumn Tests after suffering a shoulder injury.The Northampton prop was hurt during Saints’ 31-24 Aviva Premiersh(...)

England coach Stuart Lancaster (left) congratulates England players including Owen Farrell (number 10) as they leave the pitch following the Six Nations win over  Italy. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

England head coach Stuart Lancaster was proud of the performance his players produced in beating Italy 52-11 in Rome, even if it fails to land(...)

Chris Henry:  “It’s about sticking to the game plan no matter what happens. It is all about the next play, the next five minutes, next 10 minutes.” Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The fear about Saturday is an awfully Irish one. The stars are not aligned. There is no axe to grind. Just cold, hard facts indicatin(...)

Chris Ashton of England has been dropped for the opening Six Nations fixture against France. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England have dropped Chris Ashton for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against France in favour of uncapped Exeter wing Jack Nowell. Ashton was selected (...)

 Connacht team look on after conceding another try against Saracens. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images
Connacht bow out with a whimper
  • Rugby
  • January 18, 2014, 16:18

Saracens 64 Connacht 6: Connacht suffered their worst ever Heineken Cup defeat as Saracens crushed Pat Lam’s side to make sure of their place in the(...)

England’s Chris Ashton in action against Australia at Twickenham.

One of Stuart Lancaster’s key targets is for his England side to be sitting in second place in the world rankings by next September. It could happen a(...)

David Wilson will start in the front row against Argentina. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

England have selected a new front row of Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley and David Wilson for Saturday’s match against Argentina at Twickenham.Marler replac(...)

  Lee Dickson passes the ball during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

England have selected Lee Dickson ahead of Ben Youngs at scrumhalf for Saturday’s opening autumn international against Australia at Twickenham.Dickson(...)

 Ben Alexander of Australia: scarred by third Test performance against British and Irish Lions. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Australia prop Ben Alexander is haunted by his feeble scrummaging display in the third Test against the British and Irish Lions.The Wallabies’ woeful (...)

Brian O’Driscoll (centre right) and Paul O’Connell (centre) lift the trophy after the Lions won the Third Test against Australia. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Alex Corbisiero insists England and Northampton will benefit from the confidence-enhancing end to his British and Irish Lions tour.Corbisiero was ove(...)