Ronan O'Gara, Ireland's most capped player and top points scorer, announced his retirement from rugby on Saturday and will take up a coaching role at big-spending French club Racing Metro.
The Wallabies will face host nation England and fellow heavyweights Wales at Twickenham in their feature pool matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Julian Guyer Richard Hibbard scored his first Test try as defending Six Nations champions Wales maintained their title bid with a 28-18 victory over Scotland at a cold, blustery and wet Murrayfield on Saturday.
Julian Guyer England came through a huge scare to keep their Grand Slam hopes alive with an unconvincing 18-11 victory over Italy in the Six Nations Championship at Twickenham on Sunday.
Wales thrashed England by a record-breaking 30-3 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday to retain the Six Nations title and deny the visitors a Grand Slam.
Leicester flanker Tom Croft was added to England's training squad on Monday ahead of this weekend's Six Nations rugby fixture against Italy, while Owen Farrell is set to miss the Twickenham clash.
Julian Guyer Courtney Lawes will make his first England start at blindside flanker as one of three changes to a winning side announced on Thursday by head coach Stuart Lancaster for the Six Nations clash against...
Julian Guyer Manu Tuilagi scored a fortunate try as England remained on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam with a 23-13 win over France at Twickenham on Saturday.
England fly-half Owen Farrell is set to miss training this week as he continues his recovery from a thigh problem that led to an early exit during Saturday's Six Nations victory over France at...
Julian Guyer England forwards coach Graham Rowntree is to seek "clarification" from the International Rugby Board (IRB) regarding the performance of referee Steve Walsh in Saturday's 30-3 defeat by Wales.
Julian Guyer South Africa completed an unbeaten tour of Europe with a 16-15 victory over England at Twickenham on Saturday that did more damage to the hosts' hopes of a top four seeding at next month's World Cup...
Determined England deprived Kenya of a first world series sevens rugby title by winning a dramatic Wellington final 24-19 in extra time.
Julian Guyer England started their Six Nations campaign with a 38-18 Calcutta Cup win on Saturday as Scotland's 30-year wait for a Twickenham triumph was extended yet again.
Paul Ackford SO THE All Black romp was no fluke. England will have more difficult encounters in this season's Six Nations, but this performance reconfirmed them as a side with a bright future.
Paul Cully There are a couple of ways of looking at the opening weekend of the Six Nations.
Julian Guyer Owen Farrell held his nerve as England beat Ireland 12-6 at a rain-soaked Lansdowne Road on Sunday and so became the only side in this season's Six Nations capable of winning the Grand Slam.
Gavin Mairs Warren Gatland on Wednesday received the full support of England's representative on the British and Irish Lions board in the wake of the head coach's claims that an English-dominated party for the...
England flanker Tom Johnson has been ruled out of the upcoming Six Nations Championship with a knee ligament injury, it was announced on Wednesday.
Julien Guyer Uncapped Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees was set for an England debut against Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday after being confirmed Tuesday in coach Stuart Lancaster's 23-man matchday squad.
Brian Moore Fear. It comes in many guises; fear of the unknown; fear of failure; fear of success. In the second round of the Six Nations every facet of that concept was apparent but manifest in hugely different...