England women’s coach Simon Middleton challenges his side to beat their male counterparts’ record

England women’s coach Simon Middleton challenges his side to beat their male counterparts’ record of 18-straight Test wins after moving to 17 following emphatic victory over Canada England beat Canada 51-12 and scored seven tries at the Twickenham Stoop The Red Roses face USA on Sunday in Worcester with history in their sights Heather Cowell … Read more

Bath prop Beno Obano facing another lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering knee injury

Bottom-of-the-table Bath hit by a second serious injury blow as England prop Beno Obano risks being out for the rest of the season after rupturing his knee ligament against Harlequins Bath prop Beno Obano has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee  His team-mate Anthony Watson suffered the same injury earlier this month  Obano … Read more

Bristol prop Sinckler and Bath back Watson given go-ahead to return in West Country derby

Bristol prop Kyle Sinckler and Bath back Anthony Watson given go-ahead to make early Premiership return from post-Lions break to play in Friday’s West Country derby Duo to come back before the end of stipulated 10-week post-Lions rest period Sinckler, a substitute for all the Tests against South Africa, will start for Bristol Watson, who … Read more

Kyran Bracken talks to Sir Clive Woodward about his crusade to tackle rugby’s head injury scandal

A parliamentary enquiry earlier this month revealed that one player in every international rugby match suffers a brain injury. The damning discovery is a worrying sign as more research is made into the relationship between concussion picked up in sport and brain injuries. Last week, former England rugby star Kyran Bracken spoke in the House … Read more

Kyran Bracken talks to Sir Clive Woodward about his crusade to tackle rugby’s head injury scandal

A parliamentary enquiry earlier this month revealed that one player in every international rugby match suffers a brain injury. The damning discovery is a worrying sign as more research is made into the relationship between concussion picked up in sport and brain injuries. Last week, former England rugby star Kyran Bracken spoke in the House … Read more

BBC and rugby chiefs condemn online trolls who left pitchside interviewer Sonja McLaughlan in tears

The BBC, along with rugby chiefs, have condemned online trolls who left pitchside interviewer Sonja McLaughlan in tears with ‘toxic’ abuse over her questions to England skipper Owen Farrell. McLaughlan interviewed Farrell in the aftermath of England’s shock 40-24 defeat against Wales on Saturday during which she questioned him about some of the refereeing decisions that … Read more

BBC and rugby chiefs condemn online trolls who left pitchside interviewer Sonja McLaughlan in tears

The BBC, along with rugby chiefs, have condemned online trolls who left pitchside interviewer Sonja McLaughlan in tears with ‘toxic’ abuse over her questions to England skipper Owen Farrell. McLaughlan interviewed Farrell in the aftermath of England’s shock 40-24 defeat against Wales on Saturday during which she questioned him about some of the refereeing decisions that … Read more

Dave Egerton: Fomer England and Bath rugby star passes away at 59 after a short battle with Covid-19

Dave Egerton, a five-time league winner with Bath and capped seven times by England, dies aged 59 – days after he was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 By Jack Bezants for MailOnline Published: 10:46 GMT, 9 February 2021 | Updated: 11:20 GMT, 9 February 2021 Former Bath and England number eight Dave Egerton has died … Read more

CLIVE WOODWARD: England’s defeat to Scotland was the worst I have ever seen us play given the stakes

One way or another I’ve watched every England game since the mid-1970s. I supported England, I was honoured to play for and then coach England, and in the media have covered England around the world. And that was the worst I have ever seen England play by some margin given what was at stake. I … Read more

England 6-11 Scotland: Eddie Jones’ men suffer a shock defeat in their Six Nations opener

Twickenham turned tartan as Scotland lifted the Calcutta Cup on English soil for the first time since 1983. The roars said it all as Hamish Watson booted the ball out for the final whistle. It was rugby history in the making. England were humbled and humiliated. Just to rub it in, it was former England … Read more