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(...)

England head coach Stuart Lancaster at a post match press conference, after the World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Stuart Lancaster has admitted he will consider resigning after England crashed out of the World Cup with a crushing 33-13 defeat to Australia. England(...)

Action from Ireland’s warm-up game against Scotland on Saturday ahead of September’s World Cup. Tickets remain for some of Ireland’s matches. (Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO)

Next month’s Rugby World Cup, hosted by England and Wales, is set to become the biggest in the sport’s history. With four weeks until England opens t(...)

Billy Vunipola looks on during the warm up during the Saracens training session on Tuesday. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens forward Billy Vunipola is free to play in Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final at Clermont Auvergne after being cleared of head-bu(...)

England fullback Mike Brown has been ruled out of Sunday’s RBS Six Nations match against Ireland after suffering a setback in his recovery from concussion, the Rugby Football Union has announced. Photograph: David Davies/PA

England full-back Mike Brown has been ruled out of Sunday’s RBS Six Nations match against Ireland after suffering a setback in his recovery from concu(...)

A French court has ordered more investigation in the case opposing Armitage to the client of a restaurant with whom he fought. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

A French court sent back the case against England rugby forward Steffon Armitage, who is accused of assaulting a man in the port city of Toulon where (...)

Northampton captain Dylan Hartley is sent off by referee JP Doyle during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers over the weekend. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The England and Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley’s latest Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing will take place in London on Tuesday.Northampton l(...)

  RFU Chairman Bill Beaumont says the RWC is the third biggest global event and will be even bigger by 2023. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Former Lions and England captain Bill Beaumont said that getting full government support and building strong partnerships with the GAA and other spo(...)

Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill fears that unless officials get a grasp on foul play, players will start to dive to draw penalties and cards. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire.

Rugby faces a potential rise in cynical dives and play-acting unless the directives given to referees and television match officials are re-examined, (...)

Fans outside Stamford Bridge prior to the game against   Aston Villa on Saturday. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Chelsea have had talks with England’s rugby chiefs about moving to Twickenham for a season while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped.The Rugby Football Uni(...)