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Stuart Lancaster: Should he stay or should he go?

Following England's exit from the World Cup, should Stuart Lancaster remain as head coach?<p><b>By Owain Jones & Sarah Mockford</b><p><b>England</b><b>‘</b>s defeat by <b>Australia</b> …

Rugby World Cup

England tickets up for sale but World Cup organisers stay upbeat

• Saturday’s Pool A match with Uruguay is now a dead rubber • Fans decide to sell their tickets after defeat by Australia<p>Rugby World Cup organisers have said that the vast majority of fans who have bought tickets for what is now a depressing dead rubber in Manchester on Saturday between England and …

Rugby World Cup

Johan Cruyff: Mourinho sets a bad example

The behavior of outspoken Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sets a bad example for young people, Dutch football great Johan Cruyff said on Tuesday.<p>Mourinho has hogged the headlines over the opening weeks of the Premier League season, hitting out at rival managers and attracting criticism for sidelining …

Why rugby team failed: they are too nice

Former England cricket captain Michael Atherton says the rugby team focussed too much on 'dressing nicely' and 'singing the national anthem'<p>In the aftermath of a crushing World Cup defeat, many opinions have been expressed as to the cause of England’s failure.<p>But Michael Atherton, the former …

How long does Jose Mourinho have at Chelsea after receiving dreaded vote of confidence?

History suggests that managers publicly backed by their board survive for only 48 days, which would mean Chelsea sacking Mourinho on November 22<p>When Chelsea this week issued their manager with a vote of confidence for the first time in the Roman Abramovich era, they probably did not realise the …

English rugby does not need a huge review to explain World Cup failings - they just weren't very good

The problems that blighted the attempt to win the tournament on home soil were easy to explain - muddled team selection, a poor pack and crumbling under pressure<p>Please, spare us a long review of England’s excruciating World Cup exit. Spare the players. Spare English rugby, which is quite capable of …

Stuart Lancaster drops Sam Burgess and makes nine changes to England team for Uruguay match

Under-fire head coach speaks to the media ahead of his side's Rugby World Cup dead rubber against Uruguay on Saturday

Why rugby union must try harder to bridge the north-south divide

England’s World Cup dead rubber will take place in Manchester, but playing regular Tests away from Twickenham is something the RFU should consider<p>As England’s shellshocked World Cup squad prepare to head north for the most posthumous of dead rubbers against Uruguay, their Twickenham-based overlords …

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Rugby World Cup Fans 'Scrum' Woman's Car After England Defeat

A woman was left "petrified" after a large group of rugby fans appeared to scrum her car as it waited at traffic lights in south London.<p>21-year-old …