Will Genia

Olympic allure appeals to Australia scrum-half Will Genia with prospect of sevens inclusion for Rio 2016

Genia has revealed it could take as little as a tap on the shoulder to consider going to Brazil for the Olympic

England lose out in Hong Kong Sevens final

New Zealand beat England 26-7 to win the Hong Kong Sevens and reclaim top spot in the overall standings in the IRB Sevens World Series yesterday.

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Neil Back: England will be driven on by title agony

Neil Back believes England will ultimately benefit from missing out on the Six Nations title, but warns only the Grand Slam is acceptable next year.

Mike Brown was speaking at Graveney School, 2014 NatWest Schools Cup Vase finalists, who will battle it out for the prestigious trophy at the home of England rugby, Twickenham, tomorrow

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Dan Carter is determined to put his 2011 World Cup final heartache behind him by succeeding in 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015: Dan Carter determined to put 2011 final heartache behind him with success in England next year

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England's victorious 2003 Rugby World Cup squad

Jonny Wilkinson retirement: With talk of World Cup hero 'calling it a day', where are the rest of the victorious 2003 squad today?

Reports claim Wilkinson has decided to hang up his boots at the end of the season, but how has that victorious 2003 World Cup winning squad got on since November 22, 2003?

England's Mike Brown celebrates after scoring a try during the Six Nations Rugby Union match between Italy and England at Rome's Olympic stadium (AP)

Six Nations 2014: England full-back Mike Brown named Player of the Championship

Brown also promises that England will come back even stronger nest year in their bid to win title

Stuart Hogg (R) makes a late charge on Wales fly-half Dan Biggar (C) to earn himself a red card and subsequent three week ban

Six Nations 2014: Stuart Hogg had his ban for late charge on Wales fly-half Dan Biggar downgraded due to Scotland full-back's 'remorse'

Hogg apologised to Biggar, his team-mates and referee Jerome Garces for the incident that saw him red carded in Scotland's 51-3 defeat to Wales last weekend

Warburton, right, dislocated his right shoulder in last weekend's Six Nations victory over Scotland

Shoulder injury puts Wales captain Sam Warburton out of South Africa tour

The Cardiff Blues flanker dislocated his right shoulder in last weekend's Six Nations victory over Scotland

Ireland players celebrate their Six Nations triumph on Saturday

Summer tours offer England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland chance to develop ahead of World Cup 2015

With the World Cup coming up next year, Chris Hewett examines if England can give the All Blacks a game, just what the Irish will do without O’Driscoll, Wales’ need to freshen up against the Springboks and the prospect of more Scottish gloom

Leading light: England captain Chris Robshaw takes centre stage in training – and aims to do the same in the match

Six Nations 2014: England vow to come back stronger, reveals Chris Robshaw

England feel agonisingly short as Ireland took the crown

George North runs in a try during Wales’ win over Scotland

Six Nations 2014: Warren Gatland accentuates the positives as Wales fail to rewrite history despite Scotland thrashing

This Six Nations was supposed to be the moment Wales wrote a new chapter in the annals of rugby history. Warren Gatland had encouraged his players on the eve of the tournament to talk about the potential to take their place in the record books by becoming the first team to win three consecutive Six Nations titles.

Rosy future: England players applaud the fans in Rome after their win which capped a strong Six Nations

Six Nations 2014: Time for humility in house of Lancaster

England's players and fans need to keep expectations in check ahead of assault on the World Cup

Golden Brown: The England full-back goes over for the second of his two tries against Italy in Rome yesterday

Six Nations 2014: Mike Brown quick to thank wife of gold medallist

England full-back scores two tries then reveals how new sprint coach taught him to run faster

Greig Laidlaw of Scotland passes the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland

Six Nations 2014: 10 things we've learnt at the tournament

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