Thge French had hoped to face Fiji in the last eight but a 22-6 defeat to Samoa means they will meet the hosts for a place in the semi-finals
Rob Burrow demonstrated at the weekend that a role has to be found for him in the latter stages of the tournament, as England look to progress beyond the quarter-finals.
Runners-up sport in Group A now assured
England’s progress into the World Cup quarter-finals might look a formality, but they are preparing themselves for a searching physical test from Fiji in their final group game in Hull this afternoon.
The government of Fiji has reacted angrily to the country's depiction in an undercover investigation that led to the resignation of MP Patrick Mercer.
Host's top group and will face South Africa in the quarter-finals
England's second-row forward Joe Launchbury has been voted his team's "man of the series" for the autumn internationals, despite only starting two of the four games.
England have been drawn against Wales and Australia in what is already being dubbed the 'group of death' at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Captain Robshaw comes under fire for England's off-colour display
Former Fiji and Toulouse wing Maleli Kunavore died in hospital last night, the Fiji Rugby Union announced today.
Chris Ashton is back to haunt Australia after being recalled to the England side for Saturday's Cook Cup showdown at Twickenham.
Stuart Lancaster warned England must be prepared for an Australian backlash in Saturday's Cook Cup showdown.
Coach's view: England coach will want to emerge with a clear idea of who he can trust to deliver
2015 rugby showpiece risks being devalued by incentives offered to Pacific Islanders to ignore countries' call
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