Rugby World Cup tickets are available until 6pm tonight

Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets: Deadline day for ballot, but majority of matches remain available - including England's first game

Only 15 of the 48 matches have reached their subscription capacity and England's opening match against Fiji is still available

A view of Twickenham Stadium

Chelsea consider switch to Twickenham whilst Stamford Bridge is redeveloped

The Blues could temporarily play at the home of rugby

A view of the Webb Ellis trophy that will be the prize at the 2015 World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2015: Premiership clubs will play on under £13m deal agreed with RFU

Clubs will continue to play during the group phase

Stuart Lancaster walks off the Eden Park pitch after his England side lost to New Zealand 20-15

Rugby World Cup 2015: With a year to go until the tournament begins, how are England shaping up?

The most important year of Stuart Lancaster's reign begins against New Zealand on 8 November

Richie McCaw lifts the World Cup trophy after success in 2011

Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets: Fans warned buying from touts could result in refused entry ahead of ballot launch on Friday

Anyone found to have purchased tickets from touts risked being refused entry to matches as the Rugby World Cup organisers take measures to tackle unlicensed sources

Gareth Thomas inaction for Cardiff Blues

Gareth Thomas and I spent the morning in a graveyard, sitting on a bench, in the rain, discussing death, despair and divinity…

Michael Calvin meets the Welsh icon who has become a symbol of hope for the sporting gay community. But the former Lions captain’s journey has been a tortuous one that so nearly ended in a cliff-top suicide

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Owen Williams injury: Wales international making progress in recovery from spinal cord injury

Williams' club Cardiff Blues have confirmed that he has begun 'upper limb rehabilitation' and is able to leave the hospital for short periods

A view of the Webb Ellis trophy that will be the prize at the 2015 World Cup

World Cup 2015: RFU keen on peace deal with clubs over clash

Ian Ritchie is exploring ways  for clubs to be able to fulfil fixtures during the World Cup

Owen Farrell, the Saracens and England fly-half, is regaining fitness and relishing the new season

Owen Farrell ready to exorcise the ghosts of a testing summer

Losing two finals in eight days followed by heartache in New Zealand has not dimmed his desire to be England’s No 10, he tells Tom Peck

Former England captain and Independent columnist Lewis Moody

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Natasha Hunt, who scored two tries in England’s 65-3 win over Samoa, is back in the starting XV to face Canada

England bring greater focus to Canada test after Kiwis’ reverse blows cup wide open

England admit tournament is wide open after Ireland beat New Zealand

Anthony Tuitavake, Sam Tuitupou, Joe Rokocoko and Sitiveni Sivivatu

IRB loophole could see former New Zealand internationals switch allegiance and play for Samoa, Tonga and Fiji

The likes of Anthony Tuitavake and Sam Tuitupou have confirmed that they will switch international side after a change in regulations which will shake up the international stage

Clermont Auvergne players Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser

Aurelien Rougerie, Benjamin Kayser and Julien Pierre hospitalised after attack by gang with machetes, knifes and swords in France

French internationals suffer 'deep cuts' and Pierre will have to undergo surgery on his hip, but the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening

Mike Tindall has retired

Mike Tindall retires: Centre become the last of England's 2003 World Cup team to retire

The 35-year-old won 75 caps for his country

England captain Chris Robshaw during training yesterday ahead of this morning’s final Test

England can end tour on a high if they can stitch 80 minutes together against the All Blacks

The Test series has been in the All Black safe since last weekend’s one-point victory in the South Island’s wintry depths, but the world champions have yet to shake themselves free of a determined challenge to their sense of superiority.

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