New Zealand beat England 30-22 to extend its international rugby winning streak to 13 games and avenge its most recent defeat.
England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster recalled prop Dan Cole for the match against top-ranked New Zealand at Twickenham in two days.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
France rebounded from back-to-back losses to defeat England 19-12 and reach its fifth straight Rugby World Cup semifinal, where it will face Wales.
England defeated France 17-9 in a matchup of unbeaten teams in rugby’s Six Nations championsip.
Morne Steyn and Jean de Villiers scored second-half tries as South Africa beat England 22-17 in their opening rugby Test in Durban.
England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster added flanker James Haskell, wing Ugo Monye, prop Mako Vunipola and hooker Tom Youngs to the 32-man squad preparing to play Fiji at Twickenham Nov. 10.
Leinster rallied in the second half to defeat Northampton 33-22 in the final of rugby’s Heineken Cup.
Uncapped Leicester hooker Tom Youngs is in the starting line-up for England’s Test against Fiji at Twickenham in two days, the Rugby Football Union said in a release.
World Champion South Africa beat England 21-11 in an international rugby Test match at Twickenham Stadium in London.