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Lancaster on 'new era' for England

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:04:29 GMT

Interim England head coach Stuart Lancaster believes his squad announcement is the start of a new era for English rugby.

Wilkinson's hits, kicks and injuries

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:56:19 GMT

BBC Sport takes a look at the highs and lows of Jonny Wilkinson's career, after the fly-half announces his retirement from international rugby union. (UK users only)

Wilkinson - the 'perfectionist' who changed rugby

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:56:32 GMT

BBC Sport's Dan Roan takes a look back at the career of World Cup-winner Jonny Wilkinson, who has retired from international rugby union.

Hard work ahead for England players - Lancaster

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:42:06 GMT

New interim England coach Stuart Lancaster promises to be strong on discipline and make his selections work hard as he takes charge of the international side for the 2012 Six Nations tournament.

Real excitement around England - Rowntree

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:02:31 GMT

Assistant coach Graham Rowntree says England's recent World Cup disappointment represented "one of the hardest periods" of his life but believes the appointment of Stuart Lancaster and Andy Farrell on the coaching team marks a fresh start for the national side.

Highlights - Wales 18-24 Australia

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:00:22 GMT

Shane Williams scores with the last move of the match to cap his final Wales appearance with a 58th Test try, although Australia win the match 24-18, with three tries after Leigh Halfpenny's second half sin-binning (UK users only).

Williams scores for fitting farewell

Sat, 03 Dec 2011 23:50:18 GMT

Shane Williams scores his 58th Test try in his final appearance for Wales, stealing the headlines by crossing over the whitewash in the final minute.

Tearful Williams thanks Wales fans

Sat, 03 Dec 2011 23:50:31 GMT

Wales wing Shane Williams says he has had the best time of his life in the red jersey as he celebrates his final appearance with a last-minute try.

Gatland focused on youth as Williams retires

Sat, 03 Dec 2011 23:50:09 GMT

Wales coach Warren Gatland pays tribute to star winger Shane Williams following the 24-18 defeat by Australia at the Millennium Stadium, but says he can look to future now Williams has retired.

Lions want 12-month commitment from coach

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:57:30 GMT

British and Irish Lions team manager Andy Irvine says they will appoint the coach for the 2013 tour of Australia in April and expects the chosen candidate to be available to start a year before the tour.

RFU's silly decisions make rugby look daft - Moore

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:28:34 GMT

Brain Moore says the RFU's handling of Mike Tindall's ban and subsequent reinstatement to the elite squad is making rugby union "look daft."

Highlights - England 21-7 New Zealand

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 13:10:24 GMT

England women's rugby team complete a series win over world champions New Zealand.

Mallett rules himself back in to England job

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:15:43 GMT

Former Italy head coach Nick Mallett confirms he would be interested in the vacant England job after the Six Nations.

England are sleeping giants - White

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 13:13:17 GMT

South Africa's 2007 World Cup winning coach Jake White, now in charge of Super 15 side the Brumbies, tells BBC's Sportsweek that England are "sleeping giants" of the rugby world.

Cotton urges RFU to act quickly

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:04:44 GMT

Former England international Fran Cotton tells BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek that the Rugby Football Union is in a mess and urges the organisation to sort itself out.

Player boss calls leaks 'industrial sabotage'

Fri, 25 Nov 2011 19:07:14 GMT

Damian Hopley, chief executive of the Rugby Players' Union, calls the publication of confidential reports into England's poor World Cup performance rugby's "darkest day" and describes the leak as "industrial sabotage".

Mallinder confirms England interest

Sat, 19 Nov 2011 14:45:14 GMT

Jim Mallinder confirms his interest in replacing Martin Johnson as England manager.

Poyet remarks inappropriate - Ferguson

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:02:46 GMT

Sir Alex Ferguson says Brighton manager Gus Poyet has "chosen the wrong time" to defend compatriot Luis Suarez.

Moody 'gutted' over Johnson resignation

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:52:49 GMT

Lewis Moody is "gutted" that Martin Johnson has resigned as manager of England, but admits he does not mind if the Rugby Football Union (RFU) hire a non-Englishman as his replacement.

Martin Johnson's highs and lows

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:49:46 GMT

BBC Sport takes a look at the ups and the downs of Martin Johnson's three-year tenure as England manager. Available to UK users only.