Wallabies 'escape' to Europe

The Wallabies left Friday for a five-match European tour, relishing the chance to escape the dramas and turmoil that have swamped them in Australia.

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Matfield: RWC not a two-horse race

Victor Matfield believes that the home nations have a shot at winning the World Cup as the Springboks gear up to face the likes of England and Ireland. 
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New Zealand

Nothing 'flash' about England

Consistency rather than "flash stuff" has been the guiding principle behind England coach Stuart Lancaster's selections at flyhalf.

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England axe Ashton

Saracens wing Chris Ashton has been dropped from Stuart Lancaster's England squad for the November internationals.

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Haskell to stay in hospital

Wasps captain James Haskell was set to remain under observation in hospital after suffering what was thought to be a viral infection.

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Tuilagi blow for England

England will be without prolific centre Manu Tuilagi for at least the opening November Test  after suffering a recurrence of a groin injury.

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Cheika confirms Wallaby talks

Australian media are reporting that Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has accepted an ARU's offer to coach the Wallabies.
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Brits blow for Boks

Schalk Brits sustained a knee ligament injury playing for Saracens in their European Champions Cup game at home to Clermont Auvergne.
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Strettle questions Eng wing selection

David Strettle has queried whether England are going about selecting their wings in the right way ahead of squad announcment.

Carter, Sonny Bill back in Black

NEWS: New Zealand welcomed back superstars Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams for next month's Northern Hemisphere tour.

Laporte rules out Armitage move

Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte has ruled out a move by England flank Steffon Armitage to English Premiership side Bath.

Wilko: Enough is enough

Jonny Wilkinson has revealed that he retired at the end of last season because he'd simply had enough of the training needed to be a top level star in the game.

Bath stall Armitage move

Bath head coach Mike Ford says Steffon Armitage is not likely to join the club with negotiations between the two parties stalling.

Armitage in Eng World Cup frame?

Steffon Armitage has been linked with a shock move back to England in order to play in next year's World Cup after looking like he may play for France.

England coaching job for Wilko?

Jonny Wilkinson admits he is willing to lend his expertise to England's World Cup challenge as he moves into coaching.

Further blow for England

England's preparations for their November Test series were dealt another blow on Thursday with loose forward Tom Johnsonset to miss the series.

Lancaster not totally safe until 2020

England coach Stuart Lancaster's record six-year contract extension will be reviewed after next year's World Cup on home soil.

England retain coaches until 2020

The Rugby Football Union have decided to retain Stuart Lancaster as the Head Coach of England and have extended his contract until 2020.