England v Fiji

By Adam Hathaway Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph still to click We didn’t learn anything about this pair at all. Brad Barritt is reliable but when he makes an error…

Thumbs up? Should Wales be happy with their win? (Photo: Getty Images)

When is a job done satisfactorily? The difficulty with completing any job is that some people are never fully satisfied. Whether it’s a painter, gardener or rugby writer someone will…

New Zealand All Blacks IRB RWC 2011 Fan Day

Protein The Rugby World Cup squads will be educating all of their players on the importance of proteins. Proteins are not only essential for life but are crucial for many…

Sam Burgess in action against Fiji

Sam Burgess drew praise for his substitute appearance for England against Fiji on Friday night and the former Rugby League man insists he’s ready to play from the start against…

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New Zealand came through in the second half of this hugely enjoyable contest as a spirited Argentina ran out of steam just as the Kiwi substitutes changed the momentum of the…

Highs and lows: Cory Allen delighted the fans with a hat-trick but suffered an injury. (Photo Getty Images)

Wales avoided a first-day upset, running in eight tries to beat Uruguay at a canter. Four first-half tries – three by Cory Allen – set the scene and after the…

Louis Picamoles

France kicked off their World Cup campaign with a comfortable win over Italy at Twickenham, where they used the boot of Frederic Michalak to drum up a comfortable 15-3 lead…