Bath have sought to clarify the circumstances of Gary Gold’s departure as director of rugby by stating his removal followed a disagreement over his role.
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Saturday 09 June 2012
South Africa 22 England 17
Friday 08 June 2012
England head coach Stuart Lancaster is ready for the action to begin as he plots the next step in his side's development in South Africa.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
England prop Dan Cole is ready to take on the burden of extra responsibility despite still feeling a novice in international terms.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
England head coach Stuart Lancaster expects the roles of the two new captains to be crucial in the upcoming series against South Africa.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Highly rated coach walks out on Saracens to pave the way for a reunion with the England set-up
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Stuart Lancaster has warned Manu Tuilagi over his tackling technique after he faced the prospect of being banned from England's tour of South Africa.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
The England coach, Stuart Lancaster, last night received a significant helping hand from the Rugby Football Union's disciplinary class when Manu Tuilagi, a clear first choice at outside centre, was cleared to play in the three-Test series against South Africa, which begins in Durban in 10 days' time.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Stuart Lancaster is sweating on the availability of two key players for England's South Africa tour.
Monday 28 May 2012
Chris Ashton revealed he shelved his trademark 'Ash splash' try-scoring celebration after a conversation with England head coach Stuart Lancaster.
Saturday 26 May 2012
Ben Foden was keen to make himself clear. "When you play the Barbarians, you find yourselves being pulled into their style of rugby," the England full-back said this week. "It's hard not to get swept up in it and that's when mistakes happen. We need to control the tempo of the game, to play in the right areas." It was a thoughtful appraisal of the prospects for tomorrow's contest at Twickenham. Anyone would think it was a Test match.
Friday 18 May 2012
The last time Jonny Wilkinson and Iain Balshaw appeared together on a rectangle of mud down Twickenham way, they were overshadowed by a swaggering newcomer by the name of Danny Cipriani as England put 33 points on Ireland and finished second in the 2008 Six Nations. The two red-rose oldsters will be back in town this evening for the Amlin Challenge Cup final between Biarritz and Toulon at the Stoop and while Wilkinson is being given the top-of-the-bill treatment, they could easily find themselves marginalised again.
Sunday 13 May 2012
Harlequins 25 Northampton Saints 23
Friday 11 May 2012
Wade, Youngs and Lowe thrown in at deep end in 42-man England squad for tour of South Africa
Wednesday 09 May 2012
If certain Premiership clubs are struggling for coaching staff at the end of a fraught season, there is one very good reason: Bath have recruited them all. The West Country club yesterday confirmed that the former Springbok coach Gary Gold would lead them in 2012-13, supported by the former England defence coach Mike Ford and two of the men at the heart of London Irish's progress in recent years, Toby Booth and Neal Hatley.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
England's three-Test summer tour of South Africa will include midweek matches in Kimblerley and Potchefstroom against SA Barbarians teams, it was confirmed today.
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