Manchester United scotched plans for Old Trafford to host games at the 2015 World Cup.
Prop Joe Marler has said England would back themselves to win the World Cup if it started tomorrow.
England Rugby 2015 (ER 2015), the Organising Committee for Rugby World Cup 2015, has announced the appointment of Bill Beaumont and Paul Deighton to its Board.
The Welsh Rugby Union will consider installing a synthetic pitch at the Millennium Stadium ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
England Rugby 2015, tournament organisers of the 2015 World Cup, has appointed Neil Snowball to the new role of Rugby Operations Director.
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie has rejected the proposal that the England-Wales World Cup match should be staged in Cardiff.
Australia face the prospect of having to play 2015 World Cup pool matches against England at Twickenham and Wales in Cardiff.
France captain Thierry Dusautoir said the three-time losing finalists were seeking "revenge" for last year's heartbreak after being drawn in a "little Six Nations" for the 2015 World Cup in England.
Hosts England and reigning champions New Zealand could find themselves in the same pool when the draw for the 2015 World Cup takes place on Monday.