England pick Delon Armitage v Argentina

England manager Martin Johnson has made just two changes, both forced, to the England team which won 20-9 in Ireland just under two weeks ago. Delon Armitage comes in on…

Scotland team to play Romania

Scotland coach Andy Robinson has made eight changes to the Scotland squad which beat Italy 23-12 just under three weeks ago. The front row from that match has been completely…

New Zealand v Tonga match preview

Rugby World Cup Pool A: New Zealand v Tonga Venue: Eden Park, Auckland Date: Friday 9 September Kick-off: 0930 BST Tournament coverage: Scores and reports on the BBC Sport website…

World Cup quotes of the day – Wed 7 September

“I think you always take confidence from a win but we’ve been really conscious of not looking too far ahead. That’s the challenge, I think, for the whole tournament, just…

The Eagles’ two warm-up matches against Canada were a bit like England’s games with Wales: we dominated possession for long periods but made silly mistakes and conceded sloppy tries so…

Brian O’Driscoll’s World Cup Verdict

I learned a long time ago that no good ever comes from dreaming about big games or big tournaments to come. Rugby has taught me that the game is fickle.…

The England team faced the traditional welcome at Dunedin Town Hall – the Maori war dance, lead by local school children. The hall, packed with England fans, witnessed the official…