England omitted Leicester fly-half Toby Flood from its 35-man Six Nations rugby squad because of his expected move to Toulouse, and named Bath’s George Ford as his replacement.
Chris Ashton scored two tries and Toby Flood kicked a record 25 points as England beat Australia 35-18 in an international rugby Test in London.
England defeated France 23-13 to remain the only unbeaten team in European rugby’s Six Nations Championship.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster recalled prop Dan Cole for the match against top-ranked New Zealand at Twickenham in two days.
England coach Stuart Lancaster picked Toby Flood ahead of Owen Farrell at fly-half for the second rugby Test against South Africa in Johannesburg on June 16.
South Africa continued its domination of England by holding on for a 16-15 win in an international rugby Test match at Twickenham in London.
Saracens center Joel Tomkins was selected to make his England rugby debut against Australia at Twickenham this weekend.
England averted a potential upset against Italy to keep alive its bid for a sweep of its European rivals in rugby’s Six Nations Championship.