Ireland team

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland opened their World Cup 2015 campaign with a comprehensive and sparky hit out over Canada. Ireland were never expected to lose the game, but then…

France's wing Remy Grosso attends a press conference ahead of France v Romania

In four years in charge of France, Philippe Saint-André has used 82 players – one fewer than his predecessor Marc Lièvremont. Over the next fortnight, Saint-André should equal Lièvremont’s record…

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…

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…