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England v South Africa: The Preview

MALCOLM PREEDY was part of the first one-club front row to play for England. In 1984, the former Gloucester captain packed down with club-mates Steve Mills and Phil Blakeway against…

Leader: Robshaw was shackled by Aussies

England 14-20 Australia: The Verdict

ENGLAND WENT into this Test against a supposedly dispirited Wallaby squad full of confidence. Sadly, when the whistle went, the roles had been reversed, with England, not so regal, in…

Joe Launchbury

Reality check for Lancaster’s England

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

England v Australia: The Preview

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…

England scrum

Inside the England camp: Part 2

AFTER A comfortable win over Fiji in their opening QBE International, England are preparing to take on Australia at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon. So what have Chris Robshaw & Co…

Clean possession: England functioned well

England 54-12 Fiji: The Verdict

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell England performed a satisfactory, if perfunctory job on an underprepared and underpowered Fiji side. The hosts got off to a sluggish…

Lewis Moody’s greatest challenge

Lewis Moody’s greatest challenge

FORMER ENGLAND captain Lewis Moody is embarking on a huge challenge in February 2013. He’s heading to Canada to take part in the Yukon Arctic Ultra – a 300-mile trek…

A memorable try for Freddie Burns

A memorable try for Freddie Burns

GLOUCESTER FLY-HALF Freddie Burns scored 17 points in Gloucester’s 27-21 victory over Leicester in the Aviva Premiership in October, including an impressive chip-and-chase try. That touchdown was the Premiership’s Try…

Jonathan Joseph

England must develop killer instinct

Would New Zealand have put 80 points on this below-strength Fiji side? They may well have, such is their ability to see an opportunity and take it. That is what…