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  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(...)

Debbie Jevans (R) and head of the Rugby World Cup Limited, Alan Gilpin (L) pose beside the Webb Ellis Cup, the winner’s trophy for the upcoming England 2015 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty Images

Competing players at next summer’s rugby World Cup in England may be banned from using their mobile phones as concern grows over claims of match-fi(...)

Schalk Burger returns to  South Africa’s starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against England at Twickenham. Photograph: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images.

It is the question faced by every coach of every team ahead of this series of phoney war clashes a year out from next year’s Rugby World Cup. Are you(...)

Ma’a Nonu is reported to have agreed a deal with Toulon.

New Zealand’s Ma’a Nonu will join European and French Top 14 champions Toulon after next year’s Rugby World Cup, according to a report in today’s Midi(...)

 Seán McMahon of Australia breaks with the ball during the Killick Cup match against  the Barbarians   at Twickenham.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Australia coach Michael Cheika has made two changes from the side beaten 29-28 by New Zealand last month for Saturday’s Test match against Wales in Ca(...)

England lock Joe launchbury has rejected moves from other Premiership clubs and has agreed to extend his contract and stay with Wasps for  their relocation to Coventry. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire.

Wasps have announced that England lock Joe Launchbury has agreed a contract extension. Launchbury’s decision represents a major coup for Wasps ahead o(...)

England and Australia clash at Twickenham Stadium last November: 650,000 people applied for tickets to the pool game between the two sides at next year’s World Cup. Photograph: Tom Shaw/Getty.

A record 950,000 tickets were allocated in the September general sale for next year’s Rugby World Cup in England. The number of applications from Ire(...)

 Steffon Armitage could be set for a return to England to try and revive his international career. Photograph:  Nick Laham/Getty Images

Steffon Armitage is on the verge of an unforeseen return home to the English Premiership from Toulon. The flanker is rapidly running out of time if he(...)

New Zealand out half dan Carter taking a carry against Ireland with Alan Quinlan making a tackle. The All Black is again injured and unavailable for the All Blacks. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Daniel Carter’s ‘annus horribilis’ continued when a calf injury ruled the All Black outhalf out of Canterbury’s provincial clash with Tasman on Saturd(...)

England coach Stuart Lancaster has been given an extended contract until 2020. Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA

Stuart Lancaster and his coaching team are to remain in charge of England’s rugby fortunes until 2020 after the English Rugby Football Union agreed to(...)

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