England Rugby

Women's Rugby World Cup 2014: A Realistic Chance for English Sporting Glory

Vicky Chan | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

England have featured in 5 of the 6 tightly contested Women's Rugby World Cup finals since its inauguration in 1991, being named champions just once in 1994... England haven't had a very happy summer of sport, and England Women's Rugby stand a good chance at grasping international glory in the coming weeks.

WATCH: Wilkinson's 6 England Tries (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Sport

Jonny Wilkinson will retire from rugby at the end of the season, but his sparkling performances for England in 2003, the year Sir Clive Woodward's tea...

England World Cup Hero Wilkinson To Retire (PICTURES)

Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Sport

Jonny Wilkinson, whose drop-goal clinched England's 2003 World Cup win, has announced he will retire at the end of the season. The 34-year-old fly-...

Danny Boy Will Be Back For England

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Sport

Danny Cipriani is set to make his first appearance in an England squad since 2008 when head coach Stuart Lancaster names the players selected for next...

Lancaster Ready To Unleash Tuilagi For Italy Game (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Sport

Manu Tuilagi is ready to unleash six months of frustration upon Italy if he is called on to reinforce England's final assault on the Six Nations title...

Slaying The Dragon: England Claim Triple Crown After Win Against Wales (VIDEO/PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Sport

Stuart Lancaster insists England need to continue to concentrate on their own game rather than worry about other fixtures after their 29-18 win over W...

Why the England Rugby Team Needs a Twitter-Free Week

Deborah Lee | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Lee

It does occur to me that maybe, just maybe taking to the social media airwaves in the lead up to any big bruising encounter isn't perhaps the best preparation they could get involved with, given that not everyone has positive things to say all the time.

5 Heartbreaking Wales Wins Over England

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Sport

Head coach Stuart Lancaster accepts England must win this year's RBS 6 Nations, but in Wales they face a team who administered perhaps the most signif...

England's Brown Credits Which Goalkeeping Legend For Match-Saving Catch?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Sport

Manchester United fan Mike Brown has revealed his spectacular diving catch in England's 13-10 RBS 6 Nations victory over Ireland was inspired by Peter...

Slammin' Sam A Man Apart

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

I was fortunate enough to see Sam Burgess in action early on in his career. I first saw him as a wet behind the ears forward playing for Bradford Bulls in Super League and even at such a young age you could tell he was a man apart.

WATCH: 5 Major Six Nations Upsets (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Edward Tew | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Sport

The opening match of the 2014 Six Nations sees Wales - the winners of the past two tournaments – face traditional wooden spooner recipients Italy in...

Six Nations 2014: Joe Launchbury Confident Ahead Of Opening Clash With France

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Sport

Joe Launchbury is confident England can dismiss any concerns following their humiliating defeat in Cardiff in last year’s 6 Nations Championship. ...

Nowell Handed England Debut For Six Nations Opener

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Sport

England will give uncapped Exeter wing Jack Nowell his debut in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations opener against France after their patience with Chris Ashton ...

Six Nations: England Vs France A 'Mythical Match', Says Pascale Pape (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

French captain Pascal Pape says they are "very motivated" ahead of the Six Nations after picking up the wooden spoon last season. ...

Robshaw Gets The Nod Again For Six Nations

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Chris Robshaw has been reappointed as England captain for this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship. The Rugby Football Union confirmed Harlequins f...

All Over For Flood As Ford Steps Up for Six Nations

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Toby Flood's England career looks officially over after George Ford was confirmed as his replacement in Stuart Lancaster's Elite Player Squad. Form...

Rugby: Is The Heineken Cup Really Without a Future?

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

The trajectory of the negotiations that started over a year ago to agree a new accord beyond the current season, is a tale of brinkmanship resulting from the abandonment of meaningful cooperation and a refusal to even contemplate change. Myopia is the common theme here and no group is blameless in this episode.

Do Fans Still Care About Their National Sides?

Tristan Cross | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Tristan Cross

For international football, the conclusion to be drawn from finding 11,809 people turning out to watch a cheap game featuring Gareth Bale in any way encouraging is not a promising one. With clubs long since deserting national sides and players following suit, even the fans have now begun to abandon it too.

ON THIS DAY: In 2003, England Won The Rugby World Cup (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Sport

If you're feeling glum after Australia humiliated England at the Gabba earlier today, then here comes a timely reminder: it is exactly 10 years since ...

Sport Can Help People Overcome Life's Toughest Challenges

Lawrence Dallaglio | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Lawrence Dallaglio

Rugby has helped me through some incredibly difficult periods in my life. When I lost my sister in the Marchioness tragedy in 1989, I felt lost and completely misunderstood. As a messed up young man, I made some poor life choices that led to me being expelled. Rugby came at a time when I badly needed guidance and support. That's why I set up Dallaglio Foundation's Rugby for Change project. With the help of money raised by The Supporters Club, BT Sport's charitable initiative, we help young people who have been excluded or expelled from school, and who need some inspiration to make positive life choices.

England's New Canterbury Rugby Kit Revealed (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Sport

Canterbury has unveiled the brand new England home kit, which will be worn by Stuart Lancaster’s squad during this autumn’s QBE International seri...

Time to Help Refs By Bringing DRS to Rugby

Windsor Roberts | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Sport
Windsor Roberts

Anything that makes a referee's job that little bit easier should be welcomed. And for an official, having a decision overturned is surely eminently preferable to having their performance torn apart in the days following a match.

England's New Rugby Kit 'Inspired By War Of The Roses' (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Sport

England's new "alternate kit" for the autumn Tests is inspired by the War of the Roses, the Rugby Football Union has revealed. Kit designers Canter...

No O'Driscoll

Will Carling | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

Why is the O'Driscoll selection of such significance? Because when you walk out to play a 'must win' game, which this third Test certainly is, you need to have a certain number of hardened, experienced winners in that lineup. The Lions have lost Warburton, O'Connell, and Jenkins already, and O'Driscoll was one of the key 'old heads' left to include.

Few Surprises in the Backs for the Lions

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

Understandably people are annoyed and upset but what did we expect? Could you really expect Warren Gatland to leave behind the likes of Tommy Bowe, Richie Gray and Dan Lydiate? It's not that he does not have other fantastic options open to him but quite simply he has to pick the best squad that he feels has the ability to defeat the Wallabies.