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.
Saracens center Joel Tomkins was selected to make his England rugby debut against Australia at Twickenham this weekend.
Fullback Ben Foden will undergo ankle surgery and is set to miss England’s autumn internationals, the Rugby Football Union said on its website.
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.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Northampton beat Perpignan 23-7 today to reach the final of European rugby’s Heineken Cup where it will play Leinster.
Following is a list of the 30-man squads selected by the 20 teams for the Sept. 9-Oct. 23 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand:
Tom Johnson and Joe Marler will make their England rugby team debuts in this weekend’s tour-opening Test against South Africa.
New Zealand beat France 37-17 in captain Richie McCaw’s record 100th Test to clinch first place in their Rugby World Cup pool. England moved on top of its group by routing Romania 67-3.