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  • Sean Lamont focused on making Scotland World Cup squad

    Sean Lamont focused on making Scotland World Cup squad

    28 Aug 2015 11:46

    Scotland wing Sean Lamont is refusing to contemplate reaching his century of caps at the World Cup - because he fears he may not even make Vern Cotter's squad.The 34-year-old Glasgow veteran will make his 96th appearance for the Dark Blue

  • George North poised to set new youngest player to reach 50

    George North poised to set new youngest player to reach 50

    28 Aug 2015 10:31

    Wales star George North will set a new world record when he makes his rugby comeback in Saturday's Test match against Ireland. At 23 years and 138 days, Northampton wing North will become the youngest player in rugby union Test match his

  • Joseph backs Leali'ifano to make the right impression again

    Joseph backs Leali'ifano to make the right impression again

    28 Aug 2015 10:02

    Christian Leali'ifano is keen to show the Wallabies what they will miss at the World Cup when the Barbarians face Samoa, according to Jamie Joseph.The Brumbies playmaker was the surprise fall-guy to miss out on coach Michael Cheika's fina

  • England's Rugby World Cup squad

    England's Rugby World Cup squad

    27 Aug 2015 14:01

    England squad for the 2015 World Cup:Props: K Brookes (Northampton), D Cole (Leicester), J Marler (Harlequins), M Vunipola (Saracens), D Wilson (Bath).Hookers: J George (Saracens), R Webber (Bath), T Youngs (Leicester).Secon

  • England World Cup squad winners and losers

    England World Cup squad winners and losers

    27 Aug 2015 13:01

    England announced their 31-man World Cup squad on Thursday lunchtime. Here Press Association Sport examines the winners and losers after eight players were told they would not be involved in the global showpiece on home soil. Winners -

  • John Barclay handed return to Scotland starting XV

    John Barclay handed return to Scotland starting XV

    27 Aug 2015 11:46

    John Barclay will make his first Scotland start since November 2013 after being named in the team to face Italy in Saturday's third World Cup warm-up clash with Italy at Murrayfield.The Scarlets back-row forward went overlooked for more t

  • Sila Puafisi and Hugh Blake sign Glasgow Warriors deals

    Sila Puafisi and Hugh Blake sign Glasgow Warriors deals

    27 Aug 2015 11:01

    Glasgow have signed Tonga prop Sila Puafisi from Gloucester and snapped up new Scotland international Hugh Blake on a two-year deal.Puafisi, a 27-year-old tighthead prop, has 16 caps for his country and made 35 appearances for the Europe

  • Castleford Tigers Suspend Justin Carney

    Castleford Tigers Suspend Justin Carney

    27 Aug 2015 07:51

    Castleford have suspended Australian winger Justin Carney pending an internal investigation.In a brief statement on the club's website, the Tigers say the 27-year-old Australian has been suspended with immediate effect."Castleford

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