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 Michael Cheika: “I’d rather win it our way or no way. That’s the way Aussies want us to play.”

Michael Cheika said he would prefer to lose the Australian way, with ball in hand, than win by playing a more conservative game after the Wallabies cr(...)

Jonny May of England scores a try during the Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between England and Australia, in Oita. Photo: Hiroshi Yamamura/EPA

England 40 Australia 16 Not for the first time in their Rugby World Cup history England gave their fans some palpitations en route, but Eddie Jones a(...)

Bulgaria coach  Krasimir Balakov  reacts during the  qualifier against England that was marred by racist chanting by some Bulgarian fans at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Borislav Mihaylov has confirmed he has resigned as president of the Bulgarian Football Union in the wake of the racist chanting that marred England’s (...)

England’s Owen Farrell during a training session ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Rugby World Cup quarter-final: England v Australia Kick-off: 8.15am Irish time, Saturday. Venue: Oita Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblo(...)

Maro Itoje  during  England rugby training  at Jissoji Ground in Beppu, Japan on Wednesday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England’s Maro Itoje has slammed this week’s racist abuse in football as appalling and abysmal and warned that rugby union should not consider itself (...)

Support for  England Women has risen dramatically since their march to the  World Cup semi-final in France last summer.  Photograph:  Geert van Erven/Soccrates/Getty Images

England Women have sold out Wembley for the first time for their friendly against Germany on November 9th. The attendance will smash the 45,619 record(...)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino:  ‘We still face challenges to tackle this problem in our sport, as we do in society.’ Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has demanded “new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football” in the wake of the abuse suffered(...)

A sign outside of the Yokohama Stadium informs of the cancellation of the England v France game due to Typhoon Hagibis. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England and France will not play in Yokohama on Saturday evening after World Rugby and tournament organisers took the unprecedented step of cancelling(...)

Antoine Dupont under pressure during France’s Six Nations defeat to England at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rarely, if ever, have England been involved in a World Cup fixture which their opponents would secretly prefer to lose. France’s players and coaches w(...)

Billy Vunipola picked up an ankle injury during England’s win over Argentina. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

England are still sweating on the fitness of Billy Vunipola after the No 8 suffered a twisted ankle against Argentina on Saturday. Vunipola has had a (...)

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