Farrell: 'It's been gruesome'

England defence coach Andy Farrell refused to downplay the excruciating difficulty of England's schedule across the Atlantic over the past fortnight

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Big decisions for England coaches

NEWS: Andy Farrell says the England coaches have gauged a great deal about their 45-man training squad over a pivotal week in Glendale, Colorado.

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England and USA join forces

NEWS: The RFU will help grow rugby commercially in the USA after they joined forces commercially.

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A Yarde away from WC selection

NEWS: Marland Yarde is working hard to make to make England's World Cup squad after playing just two matches for the national team in the last year.

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Strettle to follow Abendanon's lead

INTERVIEW: Dynamic wing David Strettle has no regrets about snubbing England ahead of the World Cup.

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All Blacks are England's only threat

According to former English centre and World Cup-winner Mike Tindall, only the All Blacks stand in the way of England winning the World Cup.

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Lancaster trims England squad

NEWS: England head coach Stuart Lancaster has culled five players from his original wider squad for their next training camp in Denver.

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B&I Lions get full monty in NZ

NEWS: The NZRU revealed a packed 10-match programme for the 2017 B&I Lions tour, including three Tests between the Lions and All Blacks.

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Stoop hosts Test clash

Harlequins' home ground the Stoop will play host to an international Test match for the first time between Fiji and Canada on September 6.

England unveil 3D jersey

NEWS: Hosts England will have a 3D look at the World Cup, following the unveiling of their jersey on Monday.

'Chirpy' English helping each other

INTERVIEW: England backline coach Andy Farrell is happy there are plenty of 'chirps' flying around at the national team's training camp.

England delay call on Burgess' role

INTERVIEW: England have delayed making a call on whether Rugby League recruit Sam Burgess will be a forward or back if he makes it to the World Cup.

Robshaw's Olympic dream

England captain Chris Robshaw hopes his side can follow the lead of top Olympic stars when the country hosts the World Cup.

Police to decide Cipriani's fate

England coach Stuart Lancaster will wait for the outcome of a police investigation to make a decision on Danny Cipriani's involvement in the World Cup squad.

Strettle drops out of World Cup race

NEWS: David Strettle has withdrawn from England's World Cup training squad, ahead of his move to French giants Clermont.

Aus host historic 2016 test series

NEWS: The Wallabies will play England in a blockbuster three-Test series in Australia in June 2016, the Australian Rugby Union announced on Friday.

Cipriani: Arrested for drunk driving

Sale Sharks and England flyhalf Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following a car crash in the early hours of Monday morning

Mixed-bag in Thorn's final hoorah

Brad Thorn brought the curtain down on a glittering career by scoring a try and being sin binned when the Barbarians suffered their worst-ever defeat.