Sport Jonny Wilkinson of England kicks the winning drop goal during extra time in the Rugby World Cup Final match between Australia and England at Telstra Stadium in 2003

It is 10-years to the day since England lifted the Webb Ellis trophy

England stride to second as pack dominates Irish forwards

England 30 Ireland 9

Care arrested for third time following drink-related incident

Danny Care, the Harlequins and England scrum-half, was arrested again yesterday for a drink-related incident, his third such brush with the police since the beginning of December.

Jim Mallinder says the timing is not right for him to take charge of England

Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder rules himself out of England running

Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder has joined former New Zealand assistant Wayne Smith in ruling himself out of contention to be the next permanent England head coach.

England’s Mouritz Botha is given a Scottish welcome as Chris Cusiter brings him down

Lancaster's gait makes it all look like a stroll

England's caretaker appeared unfazed under the spotlight, writes Simon Turnbull at Murrayfield

Chris Robshaw celebrates with the Calcutta Cup

Youthful England win scrappy encounter against rivals

Scotland 6 England 13

Scotland's Sean Lamont runs out of a tackle

Six Nations: Old enemies prepare for new battle

After the global jamboree of a World Cup in New Zealand it's time to plunge back into the glorious chaos of European competition, says Chris Hewett

Stuart Lancaster's England could thrash Ireland and France and he still may not get the job

Lancaster has three games to make his case

Full-time England coach set to be named before Six Nations ends

'I haven’t worked out the starting pack yet. It depends on that first training week,' says Graham Rowntree

Graham Rowntree: Wanting English forwards to play it by ear

Scrum coach is losing sleep over Murrayfield clash but he's excited by the new charges in his pack

Newcastle's new director of rugby, Gary Gold, had success with the Springboks in the 2009 series win over the British and Irish Lions and was also in charge at London Irish

Newcastle hope that Gold has the Midas touch

Tait 'having a break' as South African takes helm with ex-England defence coach Ford at his side

Stuart Lancaster and forwards coach Graham Rowntree hold court

Changing of the guard as Lancaster dumps flops

End of the road for Tindall and Co after England caretaker coach calls up exciting and energised young guns, writes Chris Hewett

Stuart Lancaster and forwards coach Graham Rowntree hold court

Changing of the red-rose guard

It looks like the end of the road for Tindall and Co as Stuart Lancaster launches new era for English rugby by calling up exciting and energised young guns

Boris Johnson leads the way at a no-expenses-spared parade to mark the start of the London Olympics

James Corrigan: Blatter quits, and other impossible things

The Way I See It: As we enter one of Britain's most eagerly awaited sporting years we should discount the things which definitely won't happen

The England centre Manu Tuilagi runs in Leicester's first try against Clermont

Flood misses could be costly as Tigers fail to sweep Clermont away

Leicester Tigers 23 Clermont Auvergne 19: French bonus point leaves Leicester needing to win in Belfast next time out

Departing England coach Mike Ford hurt by criticism

Mike Ford is preparing to leave his role with the Rugby Football Union on good terms, although he admits to being hurt by the leaked criticism that was directed at him in the wake of the World Cup.

Jonny Wilkinson pictured celebrating England's 2003 World Cup triumph, in which he kicked the winning points in the final

Wilkinson draws line under glittering international career

English rugby is divided into two camps: those who consider Jonny Wilkinson to be the best player ever to pull on the white jersey – pretty much the only player worth watching, in fact – and those more realistic souls who decided long ago that the outside-half was not quite the genius his many thousands of supporters made him out to be. There is no disputing this much, however: no individual ever gave more of himself to, or prepared more thoroughly for, life in the international arena.

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