Leader: Robshaw was shackled by Aussies

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

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…

England scrum

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

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

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

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

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…

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…