Rugby World Cup

'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...

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

Vicky Chan | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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.

2014-2015 Rugby Season Wishlist

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 03.09.2014 | 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 21.08.2014 | 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 19.08.2014 | 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.

The Ultimate Test - England Women's World Cup Semi Final

Emma Thurston | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Today England Women face their toughest test since that heartbreaking World Cup Final four years ago... Ireland have shown that they are not afraid of anyone, their physicality is brutal... in just a few hours' time we will witness one of the greatest matches in the history of Women's Rugby.

England's World Cup Hopes Will Be Put to the Test by Ireland

Vicky Chan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

England will face Ireland in the Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final on Wednesday 13 August. Some might brush off Ireland and predict an easy English victory, however with the unpredictable twists and turns the tournament has taken so far, it won't be so black and white with who proceeds to the final on Sunday 17 August.

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...

Olympic Stadium Will Host 2015 World Cup Matches

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Sport

London's Olympic Stadium has been confirmed as one of 13 venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and will host five matches, tournament organisers announc...

2015 Rugby World Cup Draw

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Sport

England will have to get past Australia and Wales if they are to have any chance of winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The hosts avoided being drawn...

'That' Decision

Will Carling | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

This November has been a reality check for England following a good Six Nations that surprised many, including the players. They have now experienced how hard it is to beat two of the best teams in the world, and they are about to experience the best.

England Rugby Team Selection for a New Culture

Will Carling | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Sport
Will Carling

The new culture needs to start with respect for the shirt, not just for the honour of wearing it now, but for its history and the players that have gone before.

Would You Want 2015 Rugby World Cup Matches Staged At The Olympic Stadium?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Sport

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium could host rugby matches when the World Cup is held in England in 2015. While the tenants of the Stratford location...

Rugby Sevens is Exploding - and Here is its Greatest Ever Team

Scott Jordan Harris | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Scott Jordan Harris

For spectacular end-to-end excitement, there is no sport like rugby sevens--except perhaps that special brand of basketball played by the Harlem Globetrotters.

Rugby Coach Martin Johnson Quits England Post (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

Rugby coach Martin Johnson has quit his position as England team manager. "I think it's in the best interests of myself and the England team that ...

Wales Lick Their Rugby World Cup Wounds but Shouldn't Fell Injustice

Gary Andrews | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK
Gary Andrews

History is littered with great international teams who have stumbled when so close to the prize. New Zealand post-1987, the great Dutch footballers of...

Best Rugby World Cup 2011 Newspaper Front Page?

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK

The Western Mail has struck a chord with its rugby world cup audience by producing a front page which has set Twitter alight with admiration. Monda...

Thousands To Cheer On Wales From Millennium Stadium

PA | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK

More fans are expected to turn out at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium to watch Wales's Rugby World Cup semi-final match on giant TV screens than the actu...

Amy Huberman - Star of Comedy Central's Threesome (and Part-Time Rugby Wife)

Ben Falk | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

After watching the screening, I grabbed a couple of minutes with Huberman - an Irish actress best known in England for being Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll's wife, though she's had a successful decade-long career in her homeland.

Ireland and Wales gear up for what could be the game of the Rugby World Cup

Gary Andrews | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK
Gary Andrews

For two sides entering the tournament with their frailties on show, Ireland and Wales haven't done a bad job of banishing their demons. What's more, b...

Stephen Fry: 'The Most Exciting Game Man Has Ever Devised'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Actor and presenter Stephen Fry, a passionate supporter of rugby, describes it as the "most exciting game man has ever devised" in an interview with W...

Wales and England Need to Look Beyond the Familiar Stories in New Zealand

Gary Andrews | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK
Gary Andrews

England need to change their mindset, but not their resolve. A youthful Wales side, however, need to learn from mistakes of the past and go all out for victory. Another what could have been tournament will be no less painful, no matter how good the rugby played.

Rugby World Cup Opens In New Zealand

BBC | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK

The Rugby World Cup has officially opened in New Zealand, described by Prime Minister John Key as the biggest event his country has staged. Tens of...

Danny Care Ruled Out Of Rugby World Cup

news.bbc.co.uk | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK

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