Naturally at yesterday's announcement the decisions regarding Sam Burgess and Danny Cipriani were a keen focus with all seeking to hear clearly from England's management why certain decisions were made.
The fact that the Parisian crunch didn't go to plan means that emotions are running even higher than they would have been if England had delivered the performance that expected and as such secured a victory. We all have our opinions but at that end of the day they are just that and Stuart Lancaster and his coaching team will be the ones to decide.
So the question is, with 25 days to go until the tournament starts and one week until the formal deadline to submit a 31 man squad, should we and indeed Stuart Lancaster be panicking? Unsurprisingly, my answer is no.
One of the things that those of us immersed in the world of rugby are proud of is our sport's ability to help shape individuals for the better. The co...
Saturday's Test match against France certainly answered some of the questions that Stuart Lancaster and his coaching team had about individuals and units within their squad however some still remain.
As Stuart Lancaster woke up this morning I expect that he was feeling pretty content with the match that unfolded in front of his eyes last night for by anyone's standards, including his own, England's first hit out was a positive one.
The Rugby World cup, it's nearly here. It's going to be huge, the eyes of the world on England. Players of all nationalities arriving on the UK to p...
England's starting XV to face France this Saturday contains no less than 13 changes to the one that delivered the most magnificent finale to the 2015 RBS 6 Nations competition. This statistic is not set to alarm anyone instead it should be encouraging for it once again highlights the depth of talent housed at the top level of English rugby.
For those of us who haven't yet been formally introduced to rugby 7's and for those of you who are hardened fans of the sport I spoke to Ben Ryan, coach of the world's number one ranked rugby 7's team Fiji, to find out exactly how he feels about the upcoming Olympic games...
Only by accepting the realities of doping, as we would any criminal other activity, will we eradicate it.
When Mike Tindall hung up his boots after almost two decades of rugby he did so with 75 International Caps to his name and 206 Premiership appearances...
Six weeks ago, I played my last professional game of rugby. The chapter of my life that started with my debut at Newcastle at the age of 19, ended at 36 in Oxford with the final shrill of a referee's whistle. Just like that, Tom May, London Welsh captain became Tom May former rugby player. So what now?
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.
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.
With less than 100 days to go the countdown is finally upon us, as the Rugby World Cup trophy makes its away around Britain. But what about a host nation legacy plan? Who is set-up to deliver the longer term economic boost for Britain's nations and regions? Over the years VisitBritain, and, the wider tourism industry, has proven it can deliver.
The 100 Days To Go Event at Twickenham Stadium afforded a great opportunity to speak with the man himself and understand his perspective on all manner of things regarding England and the forthcoming tournament.