World Cup

Battling England lose again

Battling England lose again

England suffered their fifth successive defeat after South Africa claimed a 31-28 triumph at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Argentina hold out in Italy

Argentina hold out in Italy

Argentina held on to claim a 20-18 victory in their rescheduled Autumn International clash in Genoa on Friday.

Sky Live: England v S Africa

Sky Live: England v S Africa

England will seek to end a run of four successive defeats when South Africa arrive at Twickenham on Saturday.

IRB: Samoa will face England

IRB: Samoa will face England

The IRB has allayed fears that Samoa’s players could boycott their game against England on November 22.

Experts & Blogs

Dewi Morris

Losing faith?

Dewi Morris says Owen Farrell is not the answer to England's centre problems when they face Australia.

Phil Edwards

Great expectations

Defeat to Australia this weekend does not mean the end of England's World Cup hopes, says Phil Edwards


Rugby League World Cup Group A
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2England3201564
3Fiji3102-362
4Ireland3003-1100
Rugby League World Cup Group B
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1New Zealand33001126
2Samoa3201324
3France3102-632
4Papua New Guinea3003-810
Rugby League World Cup Group C
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1Scotland3210165
2Tonga3201204
3Italy 311103
Rugby League World Cup Group D
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2Cook Islands 3102-142
3Wales3003-280

Features

Phil Edwards explains why England's World Cup dreams will not be over if they lose their next two games

Phil Edwards explains why England's World Cup dreams will not be over if they lose their next two games

If England are to have any chance of launching a successful assault on the Everest that is next year's World Cup, then the widespread feeling seems to be that they simply have to win their next two games.

Pro12 Highlights

Pro12 Highlights

Highlights of all the Pro12 action, including Ulster's win over the Ospreys and Treviso's draw with Leinster.

Back Ireland to continue their winning ways

Back Ireland to continue their winning ways

It has been fairly even between Ireland and Australia in the last six meetings, three wins to Australia, two Irish victories and a draw, but recent form comes down in Ireland’s favour, with eight wins from nine contrasting to Australia's three victories in nine.

Complacency is the Springboks' biggest threat, says Thinus Delport

Complacency is the Springboks' biggest threat, says Thinus Delport

The Springboks arrive in Italy with plenty of attacking options, but it is the basics of the game that they will need to get right, says Thinus Delport.

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu explains why Samoa are fighting for their rugby future

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu explains why Samoa are fighting for their rugby future

England see their QBE International against Samoa on Saturday as a chance to get back to winning ways. Having suffered defeats to New Zealand and South Africa, Stuart Lancaster’s men are desperate to get a win and are looking to do that against Samoa.

Italy to ensure a close game against the Springboks, says Corniel van Zyl

Italy to ensure a close game against the Springboks, says Corniel van Zyl

The Springboks have left London and have now landed in Italy to take on the Azzurri this weekend, and Benetton Treviso's South African-born captain Corniel van Zyl believes the Italians will ensure a close match when the two teams face off on Saturday.