Stuart Lancaster has rung the changes to face Uruguay. Photo: Getty Images.

England turn to youth for dead rubber

In what could be his final game in charge Stuart Lancaster has rung the changes in his England team, naming a new-look backline to take on Uruguay. The dead rubber…

A record 25 million people watched Japan beat Samoa on television. Photo: Getty Images.

Japan breaking records on and off the pitch

Japanese rugby is riding a wave of popularity after an incredible 25 million people tuned in on television to watch their Pool B win over Samoa. Having stunned the world…

Ireland fans

Five things we’ve learnt: Ireland v Italy

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland and Italy served up a steaming dose of Six Nations mediocrity on Sunday, bringing a series of scratches to a sprakling weekend of quicksilver rugby…from…