England Rugby

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.

Felicity A Morse

Training With Professional Rugby Coaches?

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

When the British Lions fitness coach called The Huffington Post to see if we'd like one of our reporters to train with the players we knew exactly who...

Rugby's Fight to Differentiate Itself and Be Heard

Will Carling | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

It's a tough ask, let's be honest, and tough for any sport competing with the giant that is football. And yet there are opportunities, weaknesses in the football armour, and that is what rugby needs to focus on.

England Report Referee Steve Walsh To IRB After Wales Performance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Sport

England will lodge a complaint to the International Rugby Board over the performance of referee Steve Walsh in Saturday's 30-3 Six Nations defeat to W...

England's Season - A Headmaster's Report

Will Carling | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

If I were a headmaster (some thought really!) my report would be predominantly positive, with underlying concerns about being too defensive and encouragement to take the risk and blood some attacking talent. But a pat on the back for the captain and maybe even a gold star.

Wales Thrash England 30-3 To Win Six Nations Championship (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Sport

Wales thrashed England 30-3 to dash their Six Nations Grand Slam hopes and beat them to retain their title. Spurred on by a rousing Millennium Stad...

An Englishman in Cardiff

Will Carling | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

When people ask me about this England v Wales game, one of the biggest challenges for the England players is understanding how much this means to the Welsh players, to the Welsh supporters and the country as a whole.

No Day Is the Same With the England Squad

Dave Tennison | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Sport
Dave Tennison

During the match I'll be on hand if any jerseys are ripped or bloodied. I tend to be up and down at least 20 times, so you don't really take in everything that happens on the pitch. I'll generally watch the recording the day after the match so see exactly how the team played!

Bring on the 15 Eric Cantonas

Will Carling | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

The French come with no pressure, no expectation, and that is when they are at their most dangerous. If England take to the field with the right attitude, then they have the ability to win, if they lose focus at any time, then the French could start smiling.

England Beat Ireland To Keep Six Nations Grand Slam Hopes Alive (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Sport

England coach Stuart Lancaster hailed the maturity of his young team after they battled to a first RBS 6 Nations victory over Ireland in Dublin for a ...

Immigration in English Rugby

Vikki Geary | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Sport
Vikki Geary

Playing for your country is the ultimate honour for most sportspeople. But when 'your country' is not yours in the eyes of the law, then complex legal issues can arise that can threaten your career - both on and off the field.

Rugby: Six Nations Preview

Brodie Smithers | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport
Brodie Smithers

If you believe statistics to be the answer then this year's Six Nations will come down to which team executes its set-piece the best, has the most effective back-row and the most potent finishers. For my money that would put Ireland or Wales on the podium as potential winners.