Jonathan Joseph scores a try for England against Italy. The centre crossed over twice in a man-of-the-match performance. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jonathan Joseph’s two-try performance for England against Italy not only earned him the man-of-the-match accolade but prompted a number of headline wr(...)

Munster’s Paul’Connell will have his own hands full as his side take on Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

To think that we could have missed out on this. The next two weekends of the traditional back-to-back pre-Christmas games could define European Cha(...)

20-year-old Anthony Watson will make his England debut against South Africa on Saturday after replacing injured Bath teammate Semesa Rokoduguni in Stuart Lancaster’s starting XV

Winger Anthony Watson will make his first start for England against South Africa on Saturday after edging Marland Yarde in the fight to replace the(...)

Manusamoa Tuilagi in action for Leicester yesterday. Photograph: Richard Sellers/Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi and Marland Yarde have been restored to England’s squad ahead of Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Wales, the Rugby Football Union(...)

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(...)

England’s Owen Farrell scores a try against Australia  at Twickenham in London. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

England 20 Australia 13England launched a year described by head coach Stuart Lancaster as “defining” with a spirited 20-13 victory over Australia at(...)

  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 (...)