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Martin Johnson wants England to build on victory

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Mark Cueto unconcerned by lack of England tries

Mark Cueto is sick to the back teeth of being reminded that he has now gone 15 Tests without scoring a try for England.

Ben Youngs credits Australian for performance

England star Ben Youngs has revealed how his man-of-the-match display against Australia on Saturday was inspired by a former Wallaby.

Johnson warns England to cut out the 'if onlys' in Australia duel

Whatever it was the long-suffering Twickenham crowd took from England's second-half performance against the All Blacks last weekend – a degree of satisfaction in the re-emergence of the red-rose pack as a serious force in the international game, perhaps, or a strong impression that Chris Ashton might develop into a wing of the highest class – it cut little ice with the manager. Martin Johnson was as grumpy yesterday as he had been at the end of the summer tour of Australia and New Zealand, and for precisely the same reasons.

Martin Johnson issues challenge to England youngsters

England manager Martin Johnson has urged his young guns to feed off the excitement of facing New Zealand and not be overawed by the All Black aura.

Northampton's Phil Dowson given England call up

Northampton number eight Phil Dowson has been called into the England squad as injury cover for Lewis Moody, who suffered a cut to the top of his head in Bath's 6-6 draw with Harlequins yesterday.

Wilkinson to miss autumn Tests

Jonny Wilkinson's international career, so frequently punctuated by injury, was interrupted once again yesterday when the England medical team ruled him out of the autumn Test series in its entirety. Wilkinson, struggling with a fresh bout of trouble in the neck-shoulder area after picking up a knock playing for Toulon, was always a long-odds contender for the meeting with New Zealand at Twickenham a week today, but the red-rose management hoped he might be available for the subsequent matches against Australia, Samoa and South Africa, the world champions.

More agony for Fourie on dire night for Leeds

Leeds 3 Sale 6

Toulon set to play hardball with Johnson over Wilkinson

It would be stretching a point to suggest that Jonny Wilkinson's participation in the forthcoming autumn internationals is at risk because of the hardy annual known as the club-versus-country row. Toulon, the increasingly powerful French Top 14 side he joined at the start of last season, have yet to confirm their willingness to meet the demands of the England manager Martin Johnson, who wants uninterrupted access to his Test squad for almost a fortnight before the meeting with New Zealand at Twickenham on 6 November. However, Wilkinson is all but certain to be released for the full build-up, as are two of his fellow exiles – the Stade Français forwards Tom Palmer and James Haskell.

Fourie heroics in vain as Lamb leads Exiles to slaughter Leeds

London Irish 40 Leeds 24

Dickson leaves England calling card as Tigers receive mauling

Northampton 27 Leicester 19

Vickery looks to regain England slot

Phil Vickery yesterday maintained that he will never give up on playing for England. The 34-year-old Wasps prop is fit again after undergoing a fourth neck operation last season but he was left out of Martin Johnson's 32-man senior England squad.

Foden praises England's 'happier atmosphere'

England's 2011 World Cup prospects appear considerably better than this time last year, something Ben Foden attributes to much improved performances from both players and management.

Wilkinson blocked from England training

England manager Martin Johnson will be without Jonny Wilkinson for next week's Twickenham training camp after Toulon confirmed they would not be releasing the fly-half. They said Wilkinson would "honour his contract" and stay in France for their opening match of the Top 14 season against Bayonne.

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