Chris Ashton

PARIS IN the springtime (well nearly). That’s the venue for this weekend’s RBS 6 Nations tie between France and England – the first time the two sides have met since…

Tom Palmer

STUART LANCASTER has picked an unchanged England starting XV to play France in Paris in the RBS 6 Nations on Sunday afternoon. The only changes from the England 22 that…

england fans

By Gavin Mortimer PARIS is known as the City of Love but frankly who cares about all that soppy stuff when it comes to Le Crunch? Whispering sweet nothings on…

Moody leaves the field for the last time...

Renowned for his fearless style of play, Lewis Moody has been putting his body on the line for club and country for 16 years. Making his first appearance for Leicester…

Stuart Lancaster

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor I WAS indulging in some girly pampering on my day off on Friday, but I couldn’t resist the odd glimpse at my Twitter…

england v wales

By Ben Coles FIRST things first; what an outstanding test match. The word brutal is commonly associated with international rugby, but rarely has it been showcased more viscerally than when…

Wales captain Sam Warburton holds aloft Wales' 20th Triple Crown

Wales won their first ever Triple Crown at Twickenham in a compelling encounter that gave the 82,000 crowd drama from the kick-off to the very final play of the game.…

David Strettle will be desperate for some attacking ball

Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor The big one. At least for those fans either side of Offa’s Dyke. 2012 is a very rare vintage in the recent history of these…

Farrell to start at No 10 for England

Stuart Lancaster has made four changes in personnel and one positional switch to the England team to face Wales at Twickenham on Saturday. Lee Dickson, Ben Morgan, and Geoff Parling…