Undated handout photo provided by Synergy of England players wearing the new England rugby home kit.  Photograph: PA Wire.

England will wear symbols of the Victoria Cross for the first time this autumn after rubber grip areas inspired by the military medal were added to t(...)

The Celtic Manor Resort, outside Newport, south Wales, will host Ireland during their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. Photograph: Giddens/PA Wire

The bases for all of the teams competing at next year’s 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales have been completed.Joe Schmidt’s Irish side will m(...)

Captain Richie McCaw with team-mates at a New Zealand training session ahead of their Bledisloe Cup match against Australia on Saturday in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters

At 8.05pm local time in Sydney, or 11.05am Irish time on Saturday morning, New Zealand will attempt to establish the longest winning sequence in the (...)

Leinster Rugby Training & Press Briefing, Rosemount, UCD 17/12/2012Brian O'DriscollMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Former Ireland and Leinster captain Brian O’Driscoll was named the fifth most influential person in world rugby. In a list compiled by Rugby World mag(...)

 Manu Tuilagi  during  England training  at the Christchurch Club  in Christchurch, New Zealand, yesterday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi’s transition to international winger has been short lived with his reinstatement at centre for England’s third and final Test against New(...)

Joe Launchbury, who replaces the injured Geoff Parling in the third test against the All Backs, catches the ball during the England captain’s run at the Waikato Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

England’s prospects of departing New Zealand with a precious All Blacks scalp have dwindled after Geoff Parling was ruled out of the climax to the ser(...)

Danny Cipriani of England breaks clear with the ball during the match between the Crusaders and England at the AMI Stadium. Photograph by David Rogers/Getty Images

England registered a first victory on their tour of New Zealand with Danny Cipriani pressing his claim against a weakened Crusaders for a place on the(...)

Owen Farrell will not play in England’s final Test match against New Zealand because of an knee injury he picked up in the second game. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

England outhalf Owen Farrell has been ruled out of Saturday’s final Test against New Zealand due to a knee injury. Farrell strained the medial ligamen(...)

England’s  Manu Tuilagi: moves to the wing for the Second Test against New Zealand. Photo: David Rogers/Getty  Images

Next year’s World Cup is undoubtedly the underlying subtext of the second Test between New Zealand and England, although both sides have immediate poi(...)

  Manu Tuilagi  will play oin the right wing for England against New Zealand. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi has been warned to expect an aerial bombardment as New Zealand seek to expose the England wing’s inexperience in his new position.Tuilag(...)