England Rugby

England Rugby - Grafting in Denver

Emma Thurston | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

For the past two weeks England Rugby have swapped the leafy suburbs of Bagshot in Surrey for the place commonly referred to as the 'Mile-High City', Denver in Colorado. The air may be thinner, with a documented 17% less oxygen than cities at sea level, however the focus and intensity of training has continued to rise and from a coach's perspective England are totally on track as Andy Farrell shared on their final Friday over the pond...

With the World Cup Coming, It's the Perfect Time to Try Touch Rugby

Jonny Wilkinson | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Sport
Jonny Wilkinson

I believe touch rugby and rugby in general is an incredibly positive and exciting team sport and the values involved in rugby are crucial for achieving anything in life. The values learnt through team skills, playing a role in a group and learning how to win or lose cannot be underestimated in terms of their value going forward. Whether you are young, old, male or female, the skills and values you can learn through rugby are hugely beneficial. The O2 Touch Tours are all about introducing people to rugby in the run up to the World Cup, taking place this year in England and Wales... and with the tournament fast approaching I believe England are in good shape.

England Rugby - Strettle, Selection and More

Emma Thurston | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

On Tuesday lunchtime Stuart Lancaster addressed the press for the first time from inside the England Rugby World Cup Training Camp; all fifty players had arrived at Pennyhill Park the day before and were in the middle of their first double day of training.

The 31 Man Conundrum - Selecting England Rugby's World Cup Squad

Emma Thurston | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

The fact is England's depth of talent is great, across the board, and that makes for some extremely tricky decisions either with or without injury and form changes between now and the start of the tournament.

England Rugby - Positively Positioned

Emma Thurston | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

With an intense camp and three warm up games to go England are where they should be going into such a daunting and defining period. From this point on every single side will raise their games to the next level courtesy of an extended period of training time together and the question will be how much more do England have to showcase

England's 2015 Rugby World Campaign Goes From Bad To Worse

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Sport

England's World Cup hopes have taken a further knock with the arrest of one of their star players. Fly-half Danny Cipriani has been arrested on sus...

Positive Frustration for England Rugby - 2015 Calcutta Cup Review

Emma Thurston | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

In the early stages of this week they'll be some sore English bodies and pensive players however their hearts and minds will be in a much better place than they were this time two weeks ago knowing that they have laid the foundations for one final, winner takes all, Six Nations' showdown.

RBS 6 Nations Preview - Ireland vs. England

Emma Thurston | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Strength is depth, it is a phrase that we have been itching to be able to use to describe England Rugby for a long time and if I'm brutally honest the words never quite fitted perfectly, instead England had depth but only in pockets, in one or two positions.

Time to Deliver on Home Soil - England v Italy RBS 6 Nations Round 2

Emma Thurston | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

The challenge that England face playing against Italy at Twickenham is completely different to Friday night's for the intensity of the rivalry between the two nations is less and the quality of the opposition is less...

A Friday Night In Cardiff - England vs. Wales RBS 6 Nations Opener

Emma Thurston | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Now is the time for England to march on from their developmental stage and deliver, these were the overarching messages from the men in charge at the first squad announcement of the year just 14 days ago. In last year's RBS 6 Nations England matured greatly and to be true contenders come September that is what they will need to do again this year.

England Saxons' Time to Shine Under The Friday Night Lights

Emma Thurston | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Tonight in Cork a group of players wearing white with red roses on their chests will run out and take on the might of Ireland, they are our England Saxons and what a group they are too. 'It is the strongest Saxons' squad that I have been involved with' those were the words of Stuart Lancaster..

Six Nations Six to Watch: The Backs

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

Certain players while have a huge influence on their team in the next ten months and so over the next two weeks we'll be looking at couple of players from each team who could play an important part in the success or lack thereof of their nation in what will be a key Six Nations for all involved...

England Students Secure Impressive Win Over Portugal XV

Vicky Chan | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

England Students sealed a 32-16 victory over Portugal XV in rugby union, with 17 newly capped players on Saturday 24th of January in Lisbon. "We are all pleased we got the win," England Students Head Coach Aaron James said. "They've worked hard all week for it, and I'm pleased they got the result."

Can Sam Burgess Make the England Rugby Team?

Phil Lovely | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Sport
Phil Lovely

Sam Burgess is now attempting to make the move to rugby union. Why? Not for money, he was incredibly successful in Australia as a league star. So not for fame, but for international glory. To really gain superstar status Sam Burgess knew he had to test himself in rugby union.

Why Extending Stuart Lancaster and His Coaching Team's Contracts Until 2020 Was the Right Thing to Do... Even Before the World Cup

Emma Thurston | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Yesterday it was announced that Stuart Lancaster and his core team, Andy Farrell, Mike Catt and Graham Rowntree have all had their contracts extended until the 2019/2020 season. When he made this announcement, the Chairman of the RFU, Ian Richie, used the following words; "we believe this is entirely the right decision for the future of England Rugby" and I have to say I totally agree with him and here is why.

'It's Touched A Raw Nerve' - RFU 'Sorry' For Victoria Cross England Kit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Sport

The Rugby Football Union has apologised "to those who may have taken offence" over the new England playing kit. England's new Canterbury-manufactur...

England Reveal Victoria Cross Canterbury Kit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Sport

England will wear symbols of the Victoria Cross for the first time this autumn after rubber grip areas inspired by the military medal were added to th...

One Year of Sportswomen

Anna Edwards | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Sport
Anna Edwards

As we head towards our first anniversary, Sportswomen returned to the all new Sky Sports News HQ studio for a third series today at the new time of 11.30am. This series of the show promises to showcase the very best in women's' sport and there couldn't be a better time for us to return! This summer produced some of the best ever results in women's sport and we're excited to be able to celebrate key successes.

Crucial Year for England Rugby - Neil Back's Insight on New Premiership Season and Elite Squad Selection

Vicky Chan | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

The first round of domestic rugby's top flight Aviva Premiership is complete, and each fixture was packed with the sort of excitement and intensity only rugby can bring. I spoke to former Lions and England international Neil Back MBE on Saturday morning before the London Double Header.

Normal Service Resumes...

Emma Thurston | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

For England's domestic rugby fans today is that day, rugby's Christmas Day and in a few short hours the Northampton Saints and Gloucester Rugby will kick off the 2014/15 Aviva Premiership Season.

2014-2015 Rugby Season Wishlist

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

England under Stuart Lancaster seem to be building something special (though we've been saying that for over two years now) but they haven't got a Six Nations title or currently a consistent record against the Sanzar nations. Yet they have provided moments and performances that suggest they could challenge in the long run or if the stars align next year.

What the England Women's Rugby Team Can Teach Us About Life

Vicky Chan | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

England Women came home on Monday after beating Canada 21-9 in the World Cup Final... Their victory has been hailed as a giant step forwards for women in sport, especially for women's rugby in England. Here are three lessons we can all learn from the England Women's Rugby team...

Forget Gerrard and Co. Bask in the Glory of Britain's Sporting Success.

Jack Target | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Target

As I sat there watching the last few seconds tick ever closer to confirming England's place a-top of the Women's Rugby Union World, I asked, we aren't that bad at sport are we? ... we are actually in a golden period for British sport. If you go through the most popular sports in the UK, you will find we have world beaters everywhere, including football.

Defining Moments for Women's Rugby

Emma Thurston | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

England Champions of the World, England Women World Cup Champions, England Women World Cup Winners, however you choose to phrase it, we will never tire of hearing it... this Women's Rugby World Cup catapults the sport forward in the UK and across the world and leaves a legacy that changes the Women's Rugby, for the better, forever.

England Are World Champions... In Women's Rugby

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Sport

Captain Katy Mclean hailed matchwinner Emily Scarratt as "a phenomenal player" after England won the Women's World Cup with victory over Canada in Par...