Clifford has the chance to be England’s openside, as well as covering No 8, while Robshaw contests the blindside position
Tom Youngs will captain Leicester, hoping to impress the England coach, Eddie Jones
The first of a series of retrospectives in which we ask our correspondents to select the ups and downs, the best and worst, the heroes and villains of 2015 in their chosen fields
An injury caused the 25-year-old to cut short her playing career and take up officiating
Jonny Wilkinson joins rugby stars past and present in paying tribute to a 'fabulous human being'
Holders look even stronger with the imminent arrival of awesome All Black Ma'a Nonu
Mike Ford hopes Bath’s comfortable 45-14 Premiership victory at London Irish can put a line under the Sam Burgess era at the Rec as attention now turns to a heavyweight European date with Toulon.
Wasps 23 Gloucester 3: Daly kicked two wide-angled penalties from his own half, hitting the spot as easily as Phil Mickelson finds the green with a pitching wedge
He is expected to return to South Sydney Rabbitohs, the club he served with such distinction until the 2014 NRL Grand Final
English top-flight set for its most competitive season yet, but is dogged by financial allegations – and England’s failure
The Grand Final and England v Uruguay are both being played in Manchester, but league and union remain miles apart in terms of respect
England coach supports captain after risky call leads to World Cup loss against Wales but does say Farrell was ‘kicking well’
Richie McCaw, the record-breaking All Black captain who is attempting to become the first man to lead his country to successive world titles, will not entertain talk of retirement – perhaps because he knows that every other player in the international game wishes he had retired already.
With Pool A clashes against Wales and Australia lying in wait, England know that defeat on Friday is not an option
The indications are that Lancaster, encouraged by much of England’s rugby in the warm-up victory over Ireland nine days ago, will keep changes to a minimum
Warburton became the first to agree a deal with the Welsh Rugby Union that will keep him playing for the Cardiff Blues