RWC2019: England v New Zealand Rate the Match

Owen Farrell

England are into the Rugby World Cup final! An incredible performance that dominated the All Blacks from start to finish, keeping them scoreless in the first half and only conceding one soft try in the second. What did you think of the match? What were the main talking points? Tell us what you

Rugby World Cup Predictions: Semi-finals

Billy Vunipola

Three out of the four quarter-finals last weekend ended up with a more one-sided score than expected, and despite picking all 4 winners, I didn't manage a single margin point. This weekend, we have two cracking semi-final ties to look forward to, with England facing New Zealand and Wales taking on

RWC 2019: England v New Zealand Combined XV

Manu Tuilagi

Analysing the two teams for Saturday's big game, how many All Blacks players would you select for England? Here's a Combined XV for discussion - let me know what changes you would make. Mako Vunipola1Joe Moody Jamie George2Codie Taylor Kyle Sinckler3Nepo Laulala Maro Itoje4Brodie Retallick Courtney Lawes5Sam Whitelock Tom Curry6Scott Barrett Sam Underhill7Ardie

RWC2019: Freshness Tells In Quarters

All Blacks

I read a comment on one of The Rugby Blog’s articles last week which mentioned hoping that France, New Zealand and England didn’t all win their quarter finals. The reason for this wish was due to the extra week of rest that those nations had had prior to their first

RWC2019: England Player Ratings Versus Australia

Tom Curry

England are starting to build something big in Japan. An unexceptional, though highly-professional, beginning to the tournament saw Eddie Jones’ recruits safely into the knockout stages, with the men in white continuing to improve as they swept aside old enemies Australia in the quarters. Now, they can prepare for a mouth-watering

RWC2019: England v Australia Rate the Match

Owen Farrell

What did you think of today's quarter-final match between England and Australia? What were the main talking points? Was it a fair result? Tell us what you thought of the game in the comments below, and we'll put together some reaction and analysis in due course.

RWC 2019: England v Australia Combined XV

Analysing the two teams for Saturday's big game, how many Australian players would you select for England? Here's a Combined XV for discussion - let me know what changes you would make. Mako Vunipola1Scott Sio Jamie George2Tolu Latu Kyle Sinckler3Allan Alaalatoa Maro Itoje4Izack Rodda Courtney Lawes5Rory Arnold Tom Curry6David Pocock Sam Underhill7Michael Hooper Billy