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Vunipola 'very likely' to face Australia

21 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

England number eight Billy Vunipola trained on Tuesday and is "very likely" to start Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia, according to assistant coach John Mitchell.   The...

England upbeat over Billy Vunipola's chances of facing Australia

1 day ago by The Guardian

John Mitchell says No 8 ‘very likely’ to start gameSquad train in front of new arrival, Ricky StuartEngland have insisted Billy Vunipola is “very likely” to start their World Cup quarter-final...

Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...

Ben Youngs warns Australia best is still to come before World Cup showdown

2 days ago by The Guardian

• Scrum-half says England are yet to show their hand• ‘It is always big whenever you play an Australia fixture’Ben Youngs has warned Australia that England have yet to show their hand at the World...

RWC Preview: United States v Tonga

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is determined to send retiring captain Siale Piutau out a winner against the United States in a Rugby World Cup contest on Sunday that is still in the hands of the weather.   Typhoon...

Billy Vunipola confident of being fit for England’s World Cup quarter-final

3 days ago by The Guardian

• No 8 suffered a twisted ankle against Argentina• Mako Vunipola also expected to start last-eight tieBilly Vunipola is confident of being fit for England’s World Cup quarter-final next Saturday...

Argentina sign off from Rugby World Cup with convincing win over US

1 week ago by The Guardian

South Americans score seven tries in 47-17 winArgentina finish third after defeats to France and EnglandArgentina ended a disappointing World Cup campaign on a high as they ran in seven tries to hammer...

RWC Preview: Argentina v USA

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina will be without Tomas Lavanini when they round off a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign against the United States.   Lock Lavanini was banned for four matches after he was sent off...

Extent of Billy Vunipola injury still unknown as England prepare for France

1 week ago by The Guardian

No 8 waiting on scan results before France game‘We plan for all eventualities,’ says Neal HatleyEngland are still sweating on the fitness of Billy Vunipola after the No 8 suffered a twisted ankle against...

Eddie Jones remains focused on improving England for France decider

1 week ago by The Guardian

• England coach claims he has not looked at the permutations• Jones claims he is only interested in building for next matchEddie Jones plans to ring the changes against France on Saturday, with England...