Joe Launchbury

STUART LANCASTER had described this autumn as "production time" for England. The Fiji Test was a nice dress rehearsal but Australia was the big opening night. And England fluffed their…

Catch me if you can: Ashton's famous score

AUSTRALIA HAVE made the short hop over the channel after their heavy loss to France still talking the talk, yet negativity seems to follow them like a bad odour at…

Influence: Pocock is breakdown king

THE AUTUMN Internationals start tomorrow, expect these players to make an impact in the coming weeks As a straight-running crash ball centre on the fringes of the Leicester squad three…

Enforcer: Jim Hamilton's aggression could be key against Australia's pack

EVERY FOUR years, a player not considered for the Lions tour suddenly finds themselves on the plane, regardless of Test experience or age. Ahead of the British & Irish Lions…

Australia v Argentina: The Rugby Championship

CONSIDERING THE enormous amount of criticism poured on Australia throughout The Rugby Championship, the fact that they finished the tournament in second place is somewhat of a surprise. Factor in…

Hungry for Wallabies: Jonny Wilkinson said playing for the Lions would be impossible to turn down

JONNY WILKINSON has declared himself available for selection for the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013, if Warren Gatland comes calling. The Toulon fly-half retired from international…