Kirwan keen to guide England
30 November 2011 08:37
LONDON - John Kirwan is keen to guide England through next year's RBS 6 Nations as speculation mounts that the appointment of a new full-time head coach will be delayed until after the championship.
Kirwan is interested in succeeding Martin Johnson on an interim basis while the Rugby...
Mallett open to England talks
29 November 2011 09:33
LONDON - Nick Mallett has suggested he would be open to an approach from England next year.
Mallett rebuffed the Rugby Football Union when they enquired about his availability earlier this month, citing family reasons.
The former South Africa, Italy and Stade Francais coach is also...
26 November 2011 20:49
LONDON - Many England players are horrified by the series of leaked confidential reports on England's troubled World Cup campaign which are selective, former manager Martin Johnson said on Friday.

Widespread friction in the camp was revealed in three reports leaked to The Times...
Report leak highlights England meltdown
23 November 2011 14:37
LONDON - Leaked reports into England's rugby World Cup debacle paint a picture of a squad in meltdown and expose schisms and leadership failings greater than even their dismal performance had suggested.

A trio of reviews by the Rugby Football Union's director of elite rugby Rob...
Tindall up for appeal
23 November 2011 08:34
LONDON - Mike Tindall's appeal against the £25,000 fine imposed on him by the Rugby Football Union will be heard at Twickenham on Thursday.

The 33-year-old was fined and dropped from the England squad following an RFU investigation into his conduct during a night out in Queenstown...
Gatland issues Wales warning
22 November 2011 09:59
CARDIFF - Coach Warren Gatland has again warned his Wales stars that they are risking their international careers by plying their trade outside the principality.
Since his appointment following the 2007 World Cup the New Zealander has encouraged squad members to play their club rugby in...
Clive fears for England
21 November 2011 12:25
LONDON - Clive Woodward fears England is heading toward "another potential shambles" because the Rugby Football Union remains without a visionary as it seeks a new coach to replace Martin Johnson.
Woodward, who coached England to the World Cup title in 2003, said the RFU has reduced English...
Marshall close to record
11 November 2011 09:35
WELLINGTON - Benji Marshall is hoping to be within one match of equalling the record as the longest-serving New Zealand captain by the time he has finished with the Gillette Four Nations.
The Wests Tigers stand-off will lead his country for the 17th time when they take on England in Hull...
Lucky duo avoid bans
09 November 2011 08:36
LONDON - Gloucester front-rowers Nick Wood and Darren Dawidiuk have had their citings for dangerous tackles dismissed by a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel due to a procedural error by the governing body.
Prop Wood and hooker Dawidiuk were charged following tackles on Saracens' Brad...
Sonny staying
31 October 2011 12:19
WELLINGTON - All Blacks utility back Sonny Bill Williams has signed a one-year contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union and will play for the Waikato Chiefs in next year's Super 15 tournament.


The 26-year-old rugby league convert left New Zealand on Monday to holiday in...

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