Dan Cole against Fiji at Twickenham in 2012 (Getty Images)

Key statistics for England v Fiji

The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off with the hosts England taking on Fiji – a team the Red Rose has never lost to in five previous encounters. Previous meetings…

The Kriel thing: Jesse Kriel has made a big impact with the Boks. (Photo: Getty Images)

Here come the (new) boys

Kriel, 21, played full-back for the Bulls in this year’s Super Rugby tournament, but switched to outside centre to make his Test debut against Australia on 18 July, and grabbed…

Joe Schmidt

Why Ireland have no reason to panic

By Mark Coughlan It’s been a World Cup countdown of mixed emotions for Ireland fans. While England headed for Denver, Wales travelled to Qatar and their beloved Poland, and the…