Leicester Tigers beat defending champion Harlequins 33-16 to reach their ninth consecutive English Premiership rugby final.
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.
Ronan O’Gara kicked all the points for two-time champion Munster in an 18-12 win over Harlequins in the quarterfinals of European rugby’s Heineken Cup today. Toulon also reached the last four.
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.
England defeated France 23-13 to remain the only unbeaten team in European rugby’s Six Nations Championship.
Mako Vunipola will make his first start for the England rugby team in this weekend’s Six Nations match against Italy.
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.
Leicester beat Toulouse 9-5 to win Pool 2 and reach the knockout phase of European rugby’s Heineken Cup after today’s final round of group games.
Owen Farrell returns to start at fly-half for the England rugby team in this weekend’s Test against world champion New Zealand.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.