Reds Chairman Rod McCall, James Horwill and Coach Richard Graham

James Horwill to join Harlequins: Former Australia captain to join Premiership club after the Rugby World Cup

29-year-old lock will continue to play with the Reds and the Wallabies until he moves to the Premiership at the end of the year

Carter will join Racing Metro following the Rugby World Cup this year

Dan Carter to join Racing Metro: New Zealand fly-half agrees move to French club after the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Carter could be paid as much as £1m per year in a three-year contract that will also end his international Test career

Bath centre Sam Burgess

Sam Burgess will only get so far with his athletic ability, but if he adapts to rugby union as well as he did league then England are in for a treat

Burgess has played just 55 minutes of rugby union but is already tipped for an England Saxons call-up, so the question remains: Is 'Slammin' Sam' the real deal?

Phil Batty with Harley Street colleague Marco Zanobbi working with Leyton Orient footballer Gary Sawyer

From patching up the England rugby team to Manchester City: Injury-time secrets of a club doctor

Sports physician Dr Phil Batty has patched up the England rugby team, Manchester City and Blackburn and tells Tim Rich how tiredness causes injuries, alcohol makes them worse and how much his field has changed

David Pocock, former Australian rugby captain, issued warning after arrest at coal mine protest

The sportsman joined around 30 demonstrators forming a blockade at the Maules Creek mine. He was arrested after chaining himself to machinery

Ben Morgan has made huge strides for England at No 8

Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 

Chris Henry in action for Ireland against Scotland in the 2014 Six Nations

Ulster and Ireland flanker Chris Henry set to miss number of months after being diagnosed with a 'blocked blood vessel in his brain'

Six Nations-winning flanker has missed Ireland's last two matches with an 'unspecified illness' and the IRFU have confirmed the seriousness of his injury

What goes on tour stays on tour by Brian Moore

Book of the week: What goes on tour stays on tour by Brian Moore

Former England international reveals what life's like behind the scenes when on a rugby tour

Referee Nigel Owens

Stuart Lancaster supports RFU's investigation into alleged homophobic abuse aimed at referee Nigel Owens at Twickenham

A letter was written to the RFU by a fan in the crowd during England's 24-21 defeat to New Zealand to report the allegations

Brad Barritt

Lewis Moody column: Brad Barritt is not the future for England. He is a stop-gap

The World Cup winner offers his view ahead of the clash with South Africa

Referee Nigel Owens

RFU investigating alleged homophobic abuse aimed at referee Nigel Owens during England vs New Zealand match

Owens has claimed he was the subject of discriminatory taunts during England's 24-21 defeat to the All Blacks last weekend

Joe Marler knows he must impress during the autumn Tests with Alex Corbisiero ready to return

Joe Marler interview: I'll take my frustration out on the South Africa, says England prop

England prop still smarting from All Blacks defeat as he prepares for Saturday’s physical battle

Wales second-row Jake Ball

BBC forced to apologise after website prints Wales second-row's name as 'Jake Ballsack'

Scarlets and Wales lock Jake Ball featured in the 28-33 defeat to Australia at the weekend, but the BBC had a bit of trouble in getting his surname right

Richie McCaw after victory for New Zealand at Twickenham

England vs New Zealand comment: Warrior wisdom of old battler Richie McCaw separates the men from the boys at Twickenham

The All Blacks remain far superior 10 months out from the World Cup

Non-existent with the ball given England didn’t know how to get him into the game. Useful in defence, but replaced after 62 minutes on his debut

England vs New Zealand player ratings: How did Semesa Rokodugani and captain Chris Robshaw perform?

A look at the individual performances at Twickenham

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