England

Lean on me: Uncapped second-rower Ed Slater has been selected as England's captain to face the Crusaders

England v Crusaders: England hunting spirited win

During the naming of the England squad to face the Canterbury Crusaders on the Tuesday night before the third and final Test in Hamilton, mid-week captain Ed Slater explained how…

Follow my lead: Chris Robshaw was outstanding for England, both on and off the pitch in Auckland

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Captain Fantastic England skipper Chris Robshaw had a stunning game against New Zealand on Saturday and oh-so-nearly led his team to a famous victory against all the odds.…

The deciding moment: Conrad Smith touches down to score the only try of the Test

England push All Blacks all the way at Eden Park

With the game finely poised at 15-all and only minutes remaining, Aaron Cruden shunned the straightforward shot at goal, following a penalty award, and took a tap. His decision to…

Cruden in the mood: Aaron Cruden attacks England at Twickenham in the 2013 November Test

Aaron Cruden: The cheeky All Black

As the All Blacks announced their team for the first Test against England this Saturday, head coach Steve Hansen was all at once relaxed, droll and positive. Beside him sat…