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England's 2014/15 home kit

England launch new home and away kit – but will this be the strip that takes them to World Cup glory?

The latest incarnation of England’s two strips have been released, but it won't be hanging around for long

New Zealand's openside flanker captain Richie McCaw holds the Freedom Cup after their win during the Rugby Championship Test between New Zealand and South Africa

New Zealand vs South Africa match report: All Blacks maintain unbeaten run as Richie McCaw lays the platform for narrow victory

McCaw's second-half try cancelled out Cornal Hendrick's early effort and allowed Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett to boot the Kiwis to victory

Lions players celebrate after the final whistle, moving a step closer to winning the series (Dave Hunt/EPA)

Scottish Independence: The British and Irish Lions could face name change

If a yes vote for independence materialises, the name of the team will be discussed at the next Lions board meeting

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter is unlikely to play in the remainder of the Rugby Championship

Rugby Championship 2014: Dan Carter unlikely to play in remainder of tournament as New Zealand fly-half continues recovery from broken leg

Carter suffered the injury in the Super Rugby final defeat against the Waratahs and the Crusaders' fly-half is unlikely to feature for the All Blacks

Richie McCaw's New Zealand will play their first match in Samoa next summer

New Zealand confirm they will play first ever Test in Samoa next year as part of 2015 World Cup preparations

The reigning champions have been under political pressure to announce the fixture as they prepare to travel to the Pacific Island for the first time

Rob Horne runs in to score the match-winning try for Australia against South Africa

Australia vs South Africa match report: Rob Horne's late try clinches thrilling victory for Wallabies for first Rugby Championship win

Horne scored two minutes from time with Bryan Habana in the sin-bin on his 100th cap to give the hosts a narrow 24-23 victory

Julian Savea crosses the line for a try in New Zealand's 28-9 win over Argentina

New Zealand vs Argentina match report: Julian Savea double helps All Blacks grind out victory

The world champions have struggled to put away the Pumas in recent times and struggled once again before battling to a 28-9 win

England captain Chris Robshaw looks dejected after the final whistle following the narrow 20-15 loss to New Zealand

RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie gives no excuses for New Zealand whitewash as he admits 'disappointment and frustration' with England loss

Stuart Lancaster's side suffered  3-0 defeat against the All Blacks despite narrowly missing out in the first Test

James Simpson-Daniel in action during his last appearance for Gloucester, against Newcastle last year

England lose a little magic as James Simpson-Daniel quits due to ankle injury

The 32-year-old won only 10 full caps, as fitness issues set him back at important times

Richie McCaw lifts the World Cup trophy after success in 2011

Rugby World Cup 2015: New Zealand ignore promotional video snub as world champions focus on Argentina instead

The Kiwis face the Pumas in the third round of the Rugby Championship after being left out of the promotional video advertising tickets for the Rugby WOrld Cup 2015

Racing Metro and Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton

Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton in race to be fit for autumn internationals after suffering broken jaw in Racing Metro win over Toulon

Sexton picked up the injury in a clash with Craig Burden that saw the hooker yellow carded and threatens to keep the fly-half out for two months

The England captain Katy Mclean lifts the World Cup trophy after her side’s win over Canada in the final in Paris
Margaret Alphonsi of England in action during the England Captain's Run at Stade Montelievres

Women's rugby: Maggie Alphonsi racking up conversions

England's journey to the World Cup final has heralded a major reappraisal of the sport
Rickie McCaw looks on disappointed after the 12-12 draw with Australia

Australia vs New Zealand match report: Wallabies fight back to frustrate All Blacks and deny them record-breaking win

The world champions were looking for an 18th consecutive win but the opening match of the Rugby Championship ends in a stalemate

England’s Kay Wilson touches down against Ireland

Ireland vs England Women's Rugby World Cup match report: England find their best form to brush aside Irish and cruise into final

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