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Stuart Lancaster fears he will be forever bear the scars of having presided over England’s worst World Cup performance.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach, faces the meda at Pennyhill Park. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Stuart Lancaster has ruled out a trip to the cinema to help pass the long hours before England’s decisive World Cup showdown with Australia after his last visit resulted in an unfortunate choice of film.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Ben Morgan catches the ball during the England training session at Pennyhill Park. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ben Morgan insists England must summon Australia’s demons by using their pack to reopen old wounds at Twickenham.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Owen Farrell (L) looks on with team mate Sam Burgess during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on September 25, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Former Ireland centre Gordon D’Arcy has delivered a scathing assessment of Sam Burgess’ performance against Wales by claiming his “naivety embarrassed those around him”.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
England's Billy Vunipola is treated by medical staff during the World Cup group match against Wales at Twickenham

Saracens and England star Billy Vunipola is “gutted” that his World Cup campaign is over after his injury in Saturday night’s painful defeat to Wales.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach, faces the meda at Pennyhill Park. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has acknowledged “everything rests” on the outcome of Saturday’s World Cup clash with Australia.

Monday, September 28, 2015
England captain Chris Robshaw looks dejected after his team's defeat during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England enter the decisive week of Stuart Lancaster’s reign nursing a potentially-damaging injury list and with a disciplinary question mark over flanker Tom Wood.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
(L-R) Sam Warburton of Wales and Chris Robshaw of England pose with the trophy during the launch of the 2015 RBS Six Nations. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

England and Wales will face off in a crucial World Cup clash at Twickenham on Saturday, when the victors will enhance their quarter-final chances and losers face a mountain to climb in terms of reaching the knockout stages.

Friday, September 25, 2015
A general view of the Olympic Stadium. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

West Ham move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford next season and despite a number of changes still to be made, they were pretty impressed with it for Thursday’s Rugby World Cup clash between New Zealand and Namibia.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Owen Farrell (L) looks on with team mate Sam Burgess during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on September 25, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Stuart Lancaster accepts the visit of Wales and Australia to Twickenham over the next two weekends will define his stewardship as England’s World Cup enters a critical phase.

Friday, September 25, 2015
A general view of the Olympic Stadium. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

The Olympic Stadium is currently being used for the Rugby World Cup and is a talking point consistently.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Australia's Israel Folau is congratulated after scoring a try against Wales (pic: David Davies/PA)

Wallabies in ‘toughest group’ says UCS Old Boys’ Duke

Monday, September 21, 2015
89, 019 people were at Wembley to watch New Zealand vs Argentina

A crowd of 89,019 – the highest ever attendance for a Rugby World Cup match – was in attendance at Wembley Stadium on Sunday as two-time winners New Zealand came from behind to win their opening Pool C clash with Argentina.

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Wales head coach Warren Gatland (pic: Joe Giddens/PA)

Romford & Gidea Park’s Davies backs coach

Saturday, September 19, 2015
France captain Thierry Dusautoir (centre) with his team-mates at their welcome ceremony at the Old Royal Naval College, London (pic: Andrew Matthews/PA).

East London centre backs fellow countrymen

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Saracens Schalk Brits is tackled by Clermont's Mike Delany during a Heineken Cup semi final match at Twickenham, London (pic: David Davies/PA)

Saracens hooker used to English conditions

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Italy's Mauro Bergamasco is playing in his fifth World Cup

Former Italy international Marco Rivaro holds little hope for his nation as they kick off their Rugby World Cup campaign against France tonight (Saturday), stating the Azzurri go into the tournament “in the worst condition ever”.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
The Canada team pose for a squad photo during the welcome ceremony (pic: David Davies/PA)

Dagenham PE teacher hopeful for countrymen

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Johnny Sexton will be a key man for Ireland

Hendon Rugby Club’s new captain Cian Hynes believes his Irish compatriots can justify their top-three place in the world rankings by reaching the semi-finals for the first time – and he feels they could go further.

Friday, September 18, 2015
TV replays show England being awarded a penalty try against Fiji in the early stages of their World Cup opener at Twickenham

England 35 Fiji 11

Friday, September 18, 2015
England players pose for a team photo after the welcome ceremony at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (pic: Andrew Matthews/PA)

Saracens centre reveals confident camp

Friday, September 18, 2015
England celebrate with the Webb Ellis Cup after beating Australia in the World Cup Final at the Telstra Stadium, Sydney, Australia (pic: David Davies/PA)

RFU president Jason Leonard says that there are six teams that can win the World Cup - including England

Friday, September 18, 2015
England's Sam Burgess (left) and Brad Barritt during the World Cup Warm up match at Twickenham Stadium, London (pic: Andrew Matthews/PA)

We’re one big group now says Barritt

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Matt Dawsona and actors dressed as rugby players can be seen twirling their hips in the haka parody (Picture: YouTube/Jacamo)

An advert starring England rugby legend Matt Dawson which mocks the New Zealand traditional dance, the haka, by mixing it with 1990s hit the ‘Macarena’ has sparked controversy ahead of this month’s tournament in London.

Saturday, September 5, 2015
England's Anthony Watson (right) escapes Ireland's Simon Zebo prior to scoring their second try during the World Cup warm-up match at Twickenham Stadium (pic: Andrew Matthews/PA)

England 21 Ireland 13

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
David Strettle (left) and Richard Wigglesworth celebrate with the trophy after winning the Premiership title at Twickenham

David Strettle won the Premiership title with Saracens on Saturday – and promptly announced he was leaving for Clermont Auvergne, ending any lingering hopes of playing for England in this year’s home World Cup.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Saracens' Maro Itoje in action against Northampton Saints in the Premiership semi-final

Saracens’ Maro Itoje is savouring a “surreal” 12 months and the best year of his life after winning the Premiership title and being selected in England’s World Cup training squad.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Eton Manor coaches Jamie Connors, Simon Bottomley and Ben Thomas celebrate (pic: Martin Pearl)

New Zealander reflects on release of fixtures for new National League Three South campaign

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Saracens' Jamie George touched down in the victory at Northampton in Saturday's Premiership semi-final

Jamie George says Saturday’s victory in the Premiership semi-final at Northampton was “a real statement of intent” as Saracens prepare for this weekend’s final at Twickenham.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Saracens'  Chris Wyles has scored two tries in each of this season's games against Northampton Saints, but he has been on the losing side on both occasions

Chris Wyles admits Saracens face a huge challenge as they travel to face the Premiership’s top team Northampton Saints in Saturday’s play-off semi-final.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Chris Robshaw of England looks on (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England lit up the Six Nations with their attacking flair and eye for the line and captain Chris Robshaw believes that is the final piece in their World Cup puzzle.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Saracens hope Billy Vunipola (centre) will be fit to return against London Welsh

Saracens travel to London Welsh on Saturday for the final match of the regular Premiership season – and they must defeat the relegated side to maintain their hopes of reaching the play-offs.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The 16 international captains during the Marriott London Sevens Launch on  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images for RFU)

Twickenham fans will be hoping this weekend’s Marriott London Sevens will not be the last time an England side lifts silverware at Rugby HQ in 2015.

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Thomas Waldrom of Exeter celebrates (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Two tries from Thomas Waldrom gave Exeter a 24-20 victory over Saracens at Allianz Park to keep alive their hopes of securing an Aviva Premiership play-off spot.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves

Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves has issued a rallying cry to fans ahead of Sunday’s “do or die” Premiership showdown with Exeter Chiefs at Allianz Park on Sunday.


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