Owen Farrell  is congratulated by his Saracens team-mates after going over for a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match against Sale Sharks  at the AJ Bell Stadium  in Salford. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Champions Cup round-upPOOL 5 - Ospreys 19 Racing Metro 19Centre Josh Matavesi scored a try five minutes from time to keep alive Ospreys’ European Cham(...)

Ben Morgan of England barges towards the Australia line to score a try during the match at Twickenham. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

England 26 Australia 17England held their nerve in the face of a second-half fightback by Australia to end a frustrating autumn with a vital 26-17 vic(...)

England’s George Ford kicks a penalty during their international rugby test match against Samoa at Twickenham. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Outhalf George Ford is expected to keep his place for England against Australia this weekend after impressing on his first England start in the vic(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola in action against Northampton Saints at Allianz Park on Sunday. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

England number eight Billy Vunipola has been replaced by Thomas Waldrom in the squad preparing for Saturday’s QBE International against Australia beca(...)

Mike Brown scored England’s second try as they limped to a 28-9 victory over Samoa at Twickenham

George Ford brought England’s autumn to life with an impressive full debut as Samoa were swept aside 28-9 at Twickenham to end the 2015 World Cup host(...)

New Zealand’s Keven Mealamu: will break Colin Meads’ record for a New Zealander of 361 first-class appearances if he appears as a substitute in Cardiff. Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

It was the worst of times but it inspired the best of times. When New Zealand lost to France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup at the Millenniu(...)

George Ford will take the number 10 jersey for England against Samoa on Saturday with Owen Farrell moving to inside centre

Flyhalf George Ford will make his first England start against Samoa on Saturday but Owen Farrell remains in the side at inside centre with Stuart Lanc(...)

England’s head coach Stuart Lancaster has work to do after defeat to South Africa. Photograph: Philip Brown / Reuters

England captain Chris Robshaw bemoaned the fact his side had to play catch up as they slumped to a fifth defeat on the bounce, losing 31-28 to South A(...)

England captain cuts a dejected figure at Twickenham last week. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

A handsome new book entitled Behind the Rose has just been published, largely based on the testimonies of some of the 1,368 men who have represented E(...)

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(...)