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

Martin Johnson expects Lewis Moody to be fit for World Cup

England manager Martin Johnson is confident Lewis Moody's knee injury will not prove serious enough to rule him out of the Rugby World Cup.

Stevens set for emotional Twickenham return

Matt Stevens is preparing to make an emotional return to the England team in Saturday's sold-out Investec international against Wales at Twickenham.

Martin Johnson: 'I've no time for Little England philosophy'

The England manager looks forward to a World Cup in the land where he cut his teeth, but never mind the foreign contingent – all that matters is winning. Hugh Godwin meets Martin Johnson

Lawes injury scare hits England trial

England manager Martin Johnson breathed a sigh of relief last night after Courtney Lawes was cleared of a serious neck injury.

Martin Johnson calm over RFU chaos

Martin Johnson has insisted the recent chaos at the Rugby Football Union has not impacted on England's World Cup preparations.

Heads target free school meals as route to extra funds

Low-income parents encouraged to sign up their children to trigger pupil premium payments

Thomas issues legal threat over report

The Rugby Football Union’s acting chief executive Martyn Thomas has threatened to sue the governing body’s chief disciplinary officer Jeff Blackett over the latter’s daming report into the sacking John Steele as chief executive.

Thomas quits to plunge RFU into further turmoil

Damaged chairman steps down after humiliating review of last month's sacking of John Steele

Teenage kicks for Farrell, an unlikely Saracens hero

Green grass, a tee, the ball placed on it with the sponsors' logo and stitching just so; a kick to win a Premiership semi-final. And dad standing behind you, about 10 feet away. Extraordinary and ho-hum, wrapped up in one. Owen Farrell laughs now at the TV pictures zooming in on his face, contorted in the moment of exultation when the ball flew through the posts, more or less confirming Saracens' place at Twickenham next week. Any advice from Farrell Snr? "He just handed me the tee and said 'stay calm'. But I was telling myself to do that anyway."

Manu Tuilagi cited by RFU for Chris Ashton punch

Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi has been cited for punching Northampton and England wing Chris Ashton, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

Ashton on the receiving end as Tigers claw way into final

Leicester 11 Northampton 3: Manu Tuilagi punches England wing three times but escapes red card as brother seals Saints' fate

Wasps suspend Andy Powell and Tim Payne with 'immediate effect'

Wasps have suspended their international forwards Andy Powell and Tim Payne.

Armitage brothers crack Chiefs to get Irish party started

London Irish 39 Exeter Chiefs 17

Delon Armitage desperate to return after ban

England full-back Delon Armitage admits the eight-week ban that forced him to miss the entire RBS 6 Nations was a "bitter pill to swallow".

Martin Johnson enjoying 'addictive' England job

Martin Johnson has given the strongest indication yet that he would like to continue in the "addictive" job of England manager beyond the end of this year's Rugby World Cup.

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