Tries from Jonny May and Anthony Watson helped England to a 21-13 victory over Ireland in the final warm-up game for both teams before the Rugby World Cup later this month.
Updates from Cardiff as Warren Gatland's men host Italy as both countries complete their preparations for the Rugby World Cup.
England's 2015 vintage has top quality but the team will only get better, according to forwards coach Graham Rowntree.
From fly-tackling a cab horse to lying over tramlines, a tribute to the great Scot who died 100 years ago, David 'Darkie' Bedell-Sivright.
World Cup-winning coach calls for Stuart Lancaster to call for action over Wales and Australia's call to take two hookers to the tournament.
Michael Cheika weighs up new combinations as he arrows in on his starting XV for the first game of the Rugby World Cup.
"Is this team going to peak at this World Cup? I don't know."
Both Philippe Saint-Andre and Vern Cotter's sides will be heading into Paris full of confidence - and with high expectations ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
The Brave Blossoms meet the Lelos at Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium with both sides keen to end their warm-up campaigns on a high.
All enjoy victories on opening evening of the new Guinness PRO12 season.
Stuart Lancaster's side lose the coin toss to Fiji - and will have to use away dressing room at Twickenham.
"Nick is a model of integration who perfectly fits our game and progresses it through his performance and involvement."
Matt Trouville called in to replace LaValla who has fractured his elbow
"The priority was always to play for the Pumas and when it appeared the first idea of the franchise from then drove me crazy to be a part."
"As a player I feel ready. I have a lot of belief in the training I've done over the last 10 weeks."
Sam Warburton will make his first appearance of Wales' World Cup warm-up schedule when he returns to lead the team in Saturday's clash against Millennium Stadium visitors Italy.
Ireland will wheel out all available big guns for their final World Cup warm-up match against England at Twickenham on Saturday, except Cian Healy and Rob Kearney.
"It's been highlighted that it's a little bit of a risk. Everyone is taking risks"
Munster winger will deputise for Rob Kearney at fullback during the Rugby World Cup.
They kick off their Rugby World Cup campaign in the cavernous Millennium Stadium, but on Wednesday Canada turned out in a leafy Surrey suburb for a blood-and-thunder victory over Georgia.
Americans are "in awe" of rugby's continuous play and harnessing that interest through Sevens appears to be the key to growing the game in the Stateside.
Maitland, Seymour, Scott, Hardie and Richie Gray all start.
Dusautoir one of two changes with Flanquart replacing Maestri.
Exeter have tied down two of their most promising youngsters to new long-term deals as they seek to build on last season's Aviva Premiership success.
England centre Jonathan Joseph will not rest on his laurels as he lines up alongside Brad Barritt for the first time against Ireland on Saturday.
O'Callaghan arrives at Sixways with 94 caps for Ireland to his name.
The Welsh Rugby Union's trial is designed to test whether a more open and attacking game ensues, but needs World Rugby approval.
South Africa will be able to travel to England after a bid to confiscate the Springboks' passports was abandoned in the Pretoria High Court.
Darren Cave and Tadhg Furlong included as Schmidt takes two scrum-halves.
Samoa will be without Kane Thompson for their opening Rugby World Cup game after lock was handed a two-match ban following his red card last Saturday.
Scotland lock Jim Hamilton issues statement to announce retirement after Vern Cotter left him out of the 31-man squad to travel to England.
Vern Cotter has insisted the public reaction to John Hardie's inclusion in Scotland's Rugby World Cup squad was never a factor.
Front-row fitness essential to Wales' prospects in the Rugby World Cup, writes British & Irish Lion John Taylor
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw believes anxiety over Rugby World Cup selection has led to disjointed performances over the last 12 months.
Iestyn Harris, who played for Wales at the 2003 Rugby World Cup, has departed Super League outfit Salford Red Devils, the club have announced.
Squad includes 20 players who have never played in a World Cup with Blaine Scully confirmed as vice-captain.
Tim Nanai-Williams, injuries, sprinklers, world rankings and an under-cooked Georgia - we round up the weekend's talking points.
Zurab Zhvania and Giorgi Talakhadze to miss Rugby World Cup as head coach Milton Haig reveals his 31-man squad for the tournament.
"I hope that this time people want to talk about the right things: the rugby we play, not other stuff."
Slade went over in training but Ian Foster says fly-half is fit and firing ahead of World Cup.
Former England captain set to become non-executive director at Wasps, where he spent the entirety of his 8-year playing career.
Stuart Lancaster faces a lot of difficult questions with England - and Wales squad is more settled, claims coach Gatland.
Jones picked up a medial ligament strain against Ireland but Gatland has loaded the lock stocks.
Steve Hansen opts for two bolters in back three as Dagg and Jane miss out.
Blair Cowan, Jim Hamilton, Greig Tonks, Ruaridh Jackson and John Barclay miss out while Josh Strauss gets the nod.
Agency for New Agenda party books court date citing a 'lack of transformation in South African rugby'.
Luke Wallace brace helps Harlequins to 24-19 win in Philadelphia.
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