England Rugby

England coach Stuart Lancaster aims to rewrite history in Argentina

Stuart Lancaster. Photo: AFP

Stuart Lancaster's England are bidding to rewrite history when their two-test series against Argentina starts in Salta today. No England side have ever won two tests in Argentina and the last side to triumph in a series were the one led by Bill Beaumont in 1981, who won one international and drew another.

Friday, 28 February, 2014, 8:24pm

Farrell faces boyhood idol Wilkinson in Cup clash

Jonny Wilkinson.

England's past, present and future will be on show when fly-halves Jonny Wilkinson and Owen Farrell face one another in a European Cup semi-final between Toulon and Saracens at Twickenham today.

28 Feb 2014 - 10:14pm

England left shell-shocked as Fiji continue impressive run

New Zealand's Ben Lam has space to run against the US during his team's 24-12 win. Photo: Felix Wong

They saved Private Ryan, but there was no salvation for England's sevens general with the same name. Ben Ryan's odyssey with England for a first Cup title under his watch continues after the crowd favourites were knocked out of the Cup competition at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens last night.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Stuart Lancaster includes three centres in squad for Ireland game

Stuart Lancaster

England coach Stuart Lancaster kept Ireland guessing by including centres Billy Twelvetrees, Brad Barritt and Manu Tuilagi in his 25-man squad for Sunday's Six Nations clash in Dublin.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:27pm

England skipper Chris Robshaw reveals sting of criticism

England captain Chris Robshaw. Photo: AFP

England captain Chris Robshaw admits to being hurt by the criticism he encountered after some questionable decision-making during last year's internationals.

28 Feb 2014 - 10:05pm

England dream of upset win over All Blacks

England’s Chris Robshaw and Owen Farrell. Photo: Reuters

New Zealand may be overwhelming favourites to beat England at Twickenham today, but coach Steve Hansen is adamant the world champions won't take their hosts lightly.

21 Feb 2014 - 6:23pm

Blackheath RFC

Like the title character in Woody Allen's film Zelig, who pops up in news clips at all manner of historic events, England's Blackheath RFC appear an uncanny amount of times at key points in the game's early history.

1 Mar 2014 - 2:40pm

Pricey weekend

Rugby fans will have to pay about 23 per cent more for tickets to the Rugby Sevens in March. Do you think this price rise is too much and would you be willing to pay up to enjoy three days of top rugby action? Write to us

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

British league plan collapses

London: Plans to launch a revolutionary British league in rugby union this season were counted out yesterday.

The long-cherished project has been put on hold because of time constraints and a failure to thrash out an agreement between all interested parties.

12 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Fran Cotton calles emergency meeting of English rugby administrators

FORMER England captain Fran Cotton has called for an emergency meeting of English rugby's administrators and for a vote of no confidence in the Rugby Football Union (RFU) council, along with the expulsion of clubs who disobey the Union's rules.

3 May 1998 - 12:00am

Mystery shrouds Carling's Hong Kong benefit match claims

Former England captain Will Carling has said Hong Kong has expressed interest in hosting his benefit match next season.

But local rugby sources, including the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU), say they know nothing about the match.

25 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Secrecy shrouds meeting

A veil of secrecy was drawn over last night's talks between the five First Division clubs and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union as to how to handle issues brought about by professionalism.

After more than three hours of discussions, club representatives emerged, but refused to elaborate on what had gone on behind closed doors.

14 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Champ suffering the slings and Arrows of outrageous fortune

Doesn't your heart just cry out for Damon Hill? There he is, Formula One world champion, Britain's Sports Personality of the Year, a son who emulated his illustrious father, a multi-millionaire - and his car has as much oomph as a go-kart.

5 May 1997 - 12:00am

Clubs gamble on pro future

IT is financially unsound to bet on something you know little about as I found to my cost last weekend when backing Scotland to beat England in the Five Nations.

The bet involved receiving a 14-point start for the Scots but rosy hopes of a return on the investment at half-time disappeared in a glorious six-minute spell for England in the second half.

9 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Harlequins trio rebuked

ENGLAND forwards Jason Leonard and Brian Moore, plus Alex Snow, were reprimanded by their county rugby union authorities for wearing illegally long studs in a club match last month.

The Harlequins trio were ordered to change their studs by referee Stewart Piercy during the cup game against Waterloo. His report to the English Rugby Union was passed to Middlesex for action.

16 Mar 1993 - 12:00am