Sport Scotland lock Alastair Kellock will miss the Six Nations after undergoing surgery on an arm injury

Scotland lock Alastair Kellock will miss the Six Nations after undergoing surgery on an arm injury.

Samoa make England go back to the basics

England 26 Samoa 13: Johnson's changed side huff and puff against tough islanders as they struggle to match performance of a week earlier

Midfield experiment shows Banahan is centre of learning

"Not every game," Martin Johnson said, "will be played the same way as the Australia game." Which was the England manager's way of saying, when he named his starting XV against Samoa, that just because the home side exhilarated one week, don't expect them to do so seven days later.

England clinch hard-fought victory against Samoa

England 26 Samoa 13

Martin Johnson: So we've won a game. Let's calm down

There is not much point in a team staging the rugby equivalent of a Lord Mayor's Show, as England did in beating the Wallabies at Twickenham last weekend, if they fail to avoid the thing that traditionally comes after it.

Martin Johnson warns England players about 'instant society'

Martin Johnson has warned his England players ahead of the clash with Samoa that their heroics against Australia last week could easily be forgotten in today's "instant society".

Ireland can challenge New Zealand insists Declan Kidney

Head coach Declan Kidney is adamant Ireland have it within their power to ignite their autumn when they face New Zealand at Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

Martin Johnson wants England to build on victory

Martin Johnson warned England must build on their record victory over Australia or risk being punished by Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday.

Nick Easter to captain England against Samoa

Nick Easter will captain England in Saturday's Investec Test against Samoa after manager Martin Johnson made four changes from the team that beat Australia.

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.

North's fairy-tale debut lacks a happy ending

Wales 25 South Africa 29

Ruck and Maul: Premiership clubs subscribe to the view that online is on target

England's Aviva Premiership clubs are prepared to take a financial hit to sell their matches to online consumers. Premiership Rugby TV offers subscribers extended highlights within three hours of the final whistle. Ruck and Maul understands that the three-year deal with production company Perform is costing the clubs £200,000 a year before they make any revenue. Punters pay 99p for a14-day trial, rising to £4.99 a month or £49.99 for an annual subscription. With only 930 subscribers to date, the costs will not be covered this season but the clubs will stick with it.

Win a trip to Twickenham for you and five mates to watch England

To celebrate the visit of Samoa to Twickenham next weekend, the Independent has teamed up with RFU TV to offer you the chance to win a great day out for yourself and five mates at the home of rugby.

Mike Tindall: Staring role in the battle of who blinks first

England have not beaten the All Blacks for six years but the squire to the Queen's granddaughter is ready to fight for his country. Hugh Godwin meets Mike Tindall

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.

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