England U20 Head coach Rob Hunter

England U20 head coach Rob Hunter, pictured above, today announced his revised Under 20 Elite Player Squad for this season’s major tournaments. Hunter, assisted by Nick Walshe, has made one…

charlie sharples

The England EPS squad was named today, and included the Gloucester wing, Charlie Sharples. Here’s a little bit about him… Charlie Sharples was born in Hong Kong on 17 August…

England EPS and Saxons squad announced

England today announced the January 2012 Senior and England Saxons Elite Player Squads, with 15 changes compared to the squad of August 2011. First time call-ups include: Saracens centres Brad…

England in training

England will move their pre-tournament training base ahead of the RBS 6 Nations to Leeds. They will use facilities around the North Leeds area, including West Park Leeds RUFC –…

Sale are rebuilding but coach Steve Diamond says they can be a giant: “Six million people live within 40 minutes of us, which is more people than in NZ”

This is not to sound patronising or like a northern send-up à la Monty Python. But probably my happiest times in rugby reporting concern the consumption of mushy peas –…

Change in scoring system may mean less focus on Jonny and fellow fly-halfs

The usual post-RWC tinkering with the laws has begun, the IRB agreeing to experiment with the point-scoring system, writes Paul Morgan. The IRB have granted permission for South Africa’s Varsity…

hask

Remember when Sean Connery’s James Bond reinvents himself as a Japanese man in You Only Live Twice? That – and he’ll like this analogy – is what another James is…

2012englandteam

The build-up to England’s bid to win the 2015 World Cup should have already begun. It should have started the day after France beat them in the quarter-final of the…

Mike Ford and John Wells seen dring an interview during the World Cup

The Rugby Football Union today announced that John Wells and Mike Ford, England’s forwards and defence coaches respectively for the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups, will be leaving the…