International Rugby News

Rugby: England name bumper World Cup squad

Rugby: England name bumper World Cup squad

Winger Chris Ashton has been given the chance to resurrect his stalled England career after being named in Stuart Lancaster's bulging 50-man rugby World Cup training squad.

Rugby: Burgess ready to crash World Cup party

Sam Burgess is a Stuart Lancaster kind of guy, and whether he is a centre or flanker, the fearless rugby union fledgling is starting to look ever-more likely to claim a place in England's World Cup squad less than a year after switching codes.

Rugby: Armitage would have undone good work - Lancaster

Rugby: Armitage would have undone good work - Lancaster

Coach Stuart Lancaster has no regrets about overlooking Steffon Armitage and says the policy of excluding overseas-based players from playing for England protects the national team and is also good for the long-term health of English club rugby.

Rugby: Tuilagi out of World Cup after assault

Rugby: Tuilagi out of World Cup after assault

England centre Manu Tuilagi will not play in this year's World Cup after being convicted of three charges of assault and one of criminal damage, the Rugby Football Union and his club Leicester say.

Rugby: NZers prominent as European season nears end

Rugby: NZers prominent as European season nears end

New Zealanders are to the forefront as the big European rugby competitions enter the business end of a long season.

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