Mako Vunipola will make his first start for the England rugby team in this weekend’s Six Nations match against Italy.
Courtney Lawes was among three changes to the England rugby team starting lineup for this weekend’s Six Nations game against France.
James Haskell returns to the England rugby team starting lineup for this weekend’s Six Nations match against Ireland.
Owen Farrell kicked all England’s points in a 12-6 win against Ireland that lifted his team atop the standings after two rounds of rugby’s Six Nations.
Danny Care and James Haskell were recalled to the England rugby team for next month’s tour of South Africa.
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.
England back-rower James Haskell will play for the Highlanders in the 2012 Super Rugby competition as one of five overseas World Cup internationals contracted to New Zealand franchises.
England held off Wales 23-19 in an international rugby Test match as Jonny Wilkinson kicked 13 points and Manu Tuilagi touched down in his national team debut.
Martin Johnson quit as coach of the England national rugby team following a disappointing World Cup campaign on and off the field.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.