Leicester Tigers beat defending champion Harlequins 33-16 to reach their ninth consecutive English Premiership rugby final.
Mako Vunipola will make his first start for the England rugby team in this weekend’s Six Nations match against Italy.
England defeated Samoa 26-13 in their rugby union international match at Twickenham, while Scotland upset South Africa 21-17. New Zealand overcame Ireland 38-18 in Dublin.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
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.
Tom Johnson and Joe Marler will make their England rugby team debuts in this weekend’s tour-opening Test against 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.
Captain Lewis Moody is among four players returning to the England rugby team for this weekend’s international Test against South Africa.
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:
"It was a good run out for the boys."
- Tom Croft on Aug 06, 2011