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England

Owen Farrell injury no cause for concern, says Saracens boss

Julian Guyer Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall tried to allay concerns over the fitness of Owen Farrell after the England fly-half missed Saturday's 40-19 Premiership win over Sale with a thigh strain.

Martin Johnson breaks silence on England's 2011 Rugby World Cup woes

Regrets: Former England manager Martin Johnson.

Duncan Johnstone England legend Martin Johnson has finally broken his silence on the team's World Cup embarrassments off the field in New Zealand, saying he lamented the way "rugby got dragged through the mud".

Kyle Eastmond not concerned by challenge of Sam Burgess

Kyle Eastmond

Andrew Baldock Kyle Eastmond claims that neither England nor Sam Burgess feature in his current thought process after he helped to inspire Bath's record-breaking 45-0 Aviva Premiership romp against Leicester.

England criticised over use of Victoria Cross on new rugby shirt

Controversial design: The offending article features the icon on the chest area.

England rugby bosses have had second thoughts about championing a Victoria Cross design on controversial new jerseys for their national team.

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Danny Cipriani and Freddie Burns stake World Cup claim

Danny Cipriani inspired Sale to take an early lead over Gloucester.

Julian Guyer Freddie Burns was praised by Richard Cockerill after guiding Leicester to a 24-20 English Premiership win at Exeter on Saturday but the Tigers boss insisted there was more to come from his young outside-half.

Strettle's treble helps Saracens stun Wasps

David Strettle.

Saracens kicked off their Premiership campaign in controversial fashion as David Strettle's hat-trick sealed a dramatic 34-28 victory over Wasps at Twickenham on Saturday.

All Blacks were awesome, but England are still in a good place

Mike Brown had a night to forget.

Ian McGeechan Lancaster and his players have learnt much on this tour - now they must put the lessons to good use, writes Ian McGeechan.

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Rugby

New Zealand All Blacks crush England 36-13 in Hamilton

New Zealand's Malakai Fekitoa is tackled by England's Tom Wood at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

Daniel Gilhooly England melted in the face of a merciless All Blacks first-half onslaught to lose the third Test 36-13 in Hamilton and suffer a 3-0 series whitewash.

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Rugby

Tuilagi back as centre of attention

Back in his natural position: Manu Tuilagi.

Manu Tuilagi's transition to test winger has been shortlived with his reinstatement at centre for England's third and final test against New Zealand at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.

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Rugby

New Zealand All Blacks clinch series against England

Ma'a Nonu dives over to score for the All Blacks against England at Dunedin.

Daniel Gilhooly Dunedin: The All Blacks spluttered into life in the second half to hold off England 28-27 in the second Test in Dunedin and clinch their three-match series.

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Stuart Lancaster hopes Manu Tuilagi can wing it

Winging it: Manu Tuilagi.

Mick Cleary Stuart Lancaster has opted for the most audacious selection of his international coaching career in picking Manu Tuilagi on the right wing for the second test in Dunedin on Saturday, enabling him to choose one of the most physical, imposing back lines of his tenure.

New Zealand All Blacks scrape past England in First Test

Clash of the Titans: Ma'a Nonu tackles England's Marland Yarde.

Marc Hinton A scratchy All Blacks side have survived a scare to down England 20-15 in Auckland in the opening match of their three-Test rugby series.

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Rugby

Danny Care injury hits an already-depleted England as All Blacks loom

Sidelined: Danny Care.

Liam Napier and Mick Cleary A miskick has ruled England halfback Danny Care out of Saturday’s first Test against the All Blacks at Eden Park.

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Jonah Lomu: England have no excuses for failure

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu.

Mick Cleary Former All Black winger believes that the next generation will step up, writes Mick Cleary.

James Haskell earns recall to England side

Recalled: James Haskell.

Loose forward James Haskell has been recalled to England's starting team after an absence of 12 months for the opening match of their three-test series against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday.

Rugby

All Black Brodie Retallick fails to name a single England player

Faux pas: Brodie Retallick of the Chiefs and All Blacks.

If England's goal was for an anonymous build-up to the first Test against New Zealand on Saturday, it appears to have been a success.

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Barbarians get into Gear against England

Henry Slade of England fails to stop Hosea Gear of the Barbarians scoring his second try.

Julian Guyer New Zealand's Hosea Gear scored two tries as the Barbarians went some way to restoring their reputation with a 39-29 win over an unfamiliar-looking England at Twickenham on Sunday.

Zap! TV official hands Northampton first title

Phil Dowson of Northampton Saints dives in front of his teammates as they celebrate with the trophy.

Mitch Phillips So, after 132 regular season matches, two semi-finals and 99 minutes of a gloriously tense final, the English Premiership title was decided by a man watching TV in a small room buried in the depths of Twickenham on Saturday.

Rugby

Danny Cipriani set to face All Blacks in first Test

Prodigal son: Danny Cipriani last played for England in 2008.

Mick Cleary Danny Cipriani's big chance as George Ford misses tour of New Zealand

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Jonny Wilkinson ends his quest to be the perfect five-eighth

Wilkinson poses with his MBE in 2003. A knighthood beckons after his retirement.

Oliver Brown Jonny Wilkinson admits fears over step into the unknown as he confirms he will bring glittering career to a close at end of the season, writes Oliver Brown in Toulon.

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Rugby

Jonny Wilkinson to retire at end of season

England legend: Jonny Wilkinson

Toulon flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson, whose last-gasp drop goal secured England World Cup glory in 2003, will retire from rugby at the end of the season, he announced on Monday.

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Chris Ashton faces ban for shouting at kicker

Chris Ashton of Saracens breaks away to score a try.

England and Saracens winger Chris Ashton is facing a potential ban after allegedly shouting at Harlequins five-eighth Nick Evans as he attempted a conversion during the English Premiership semi-final.

Danny Cipriani gets England recall, for now

Cipriani

Danny Cipriani's six-year England rugby union exile came to an end Thursday when he was named in a preliminary training squad ahead of next month's tour of New Zealand.

Rugby

One of rugby's darkest and most shameful days

Players from Gloucester and Bath clash in an ugly match in the English Premiership.

Steve James This was one of the Aviva Premiership's darkest and most shameful days. The standard of rugby was woeful, and the refereeing from Tim Wigglesworth was little better.

Rugby

Farewell to Jonny, still England's golden boy

Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson will aim to retire with little fuss but make no mistake - he is one of the all-time greats, writes Mick Cleary.

Rugby

England on track for World Cup despite Six Nations near-miss, says Lancaster

Confident: England head coach Stuart Lancaster.

Mick Cleary There was an upbeat and defiant mood at the England team hotel in Rome on Sunday morning as Stuart Lancaster, the head coach, declared that his young side could win the 2015 Rugby World Cup and said they would go to New Zealand in June "with all guns blazing".

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Rugby

England crush Italy in Rome

Luther Burrell attempts a line break.

England scored seven tries in an emphatic 52-11 victory over Italy on Saturday.

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England are shaping as World Cup threats

Austin Healey

Austin Healey "Can England win the World Cup?" is a question that many fans have asked in recent weeks. It is certainly a topic of conversation Down Under where New Zealand, in particular, have started to take Stuart Lancaster's side seriously.

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Rugby

Manu Tuilagi on bench for England

Manu Tuilagi

Mitch Phillips Manu Tuilagi is set for his first England action in a year after being named among the replacements for Saturday's final Six Nations championship match against Italy in Rome.

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Rugby

Six Nations: Manu Tuilagi recalled to England team

Wrecking ball: Manu Tuilagi.

Centre Manu Tuilagi was recalled to the England squad on Tuesday for their final Six Nations match with Italy in Rome on Saturday.

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Rugby Championship 2014

Round 1
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
AUS 12 vs NZL 12 Report Stats
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
RSA 13 vs ARG 6 Report Stats
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Round 2
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NZL 51 vs AUS 20 Report Stats
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ARG 31 vs RSA 33 Report Stats
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Round 3
Sat, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
NZL 28 vs ARG 9 Report Stats
AUS 24 vs RSA 23 Report Stats
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Round 4
Sat, 13 SepTimes shown AEST
NZL 14 vs RSA 10 Report Stats
AUS 32 vs ARG 25 Report Stats
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Round 5
Sun, 28 SepTimes shown AEST
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Round 6
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ARG vs AUS 09:40Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
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New Zealand 5 4 0 1 75 21
South Africa 5 3 2 0 22 15
Australia 5 2 2 1 -41 10
Argentina 5 0 5 0 -56 3
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