England’s Lydia Thompson  breaks clear from Michela Sillari of Italy to score a try during the Women’s Rugby World Cup match at Belfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England 56 Italy 13 England’s defence of their World Cup title continues to simmer as try doubles from Emily Scarratt, Danielle Waterman and Lydia T(...)

Ireland’s Jenny Murphy  runs at the  England defence during the Women’s Six Nations match against England at Donnybrook. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 7 England 34 The Grand Slam flickered into view until England woke from their slumber to remind everyone why they were crowned world champio(...)