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.

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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.

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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.

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NEWS: David Strettle has withdrawn from England's World Cup training squad, ahead of his move to French giants Clermont.

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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.

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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

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New Zealand

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.

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Deans heaps praise on Cipriani

REACTION: Robbie Deans strongly praised Danny Cipriani as the former Wallabies boss reflected on leading the Barbarians to their heaviest ever defeat.

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England hand BaaBaas record defeat

Christian Wade scored a hat-trick as England inflicted a record 73-12 defeat on the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday.

Thorn to captain BaaBaas

NEWS: New Zealand legend Brad Thorn will captain the Barbarians against England on Sunday.

Preview: England v Barbarians

Robbie Deans is hoping his Barbarians side can rub salt into the wounds of an England team still reeling from losing two crucial players.

Hartley axed by England

NEWS: Dylan Hartley's hopes of playing in the World Cup were all but ended, after England ran out of patience with the volatile hooker.

Dickson to lead England XV

NEWS: Northampton Saints scrumhalf Lee Dickson will captain the England XV team to face the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday.

World Cup blow for banned Hartley

NEWS: England bad boy Dylan Hartley will not be eligible to play in the first match of the World Cup later this year.

Hartley in danger of missing WC

NEWS: England and Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley will face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after being cited for foul play.

Bok scrumhalf answers BaaBaas' call

NEWS: World Cup-winning Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has completed the Barbarians squad to face Ireland and England this week.

England mix it up for Barbarians

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has named 10 players from his World Cup training group in a squad of 24 to play the Barbarians next Sunday Twickenham.

Kirchner answers BaaBaas call

NEWS: Shane Jennings will make the final appearances of his professional career for the Barbarians against Ireland and England next week.