England rate Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola as 'very likely' to be available for their World Cup quarter-final against Australia at Oita Stadium on Saturday.

England have sought to overcome any loss of momentum caused by the cancellation of their World Cup group decider by engaging in a full-blooded training session on the day they would have been facing France.

Jordan Wigham says Romford & Gidea Park must improve their taking of chances when they visit Stowmarket on Saturday, writes Dan Bennett.

Campion head coach Pat Hallahan admits he was disappointed with his side's performance - as well as some of the refereeing decisions - in their one-point loss to Upminster on Saturday.

Old Cooperians' director of rugby Andy Yarrow was pleased to see members of his squad make the step up in the 17-17 draw with Chelmsford.

England insist their World Cup bid will not be blown off course by the threat Super Typhoon Hagibis poses to their Pool C decider against France on Saturday.

Billy Vunipola appears increasingly unlikely to play any part in England's final World Cup group game against France.

Owen Farrell dismissed concern for his wellbeing after he was the victim of a dangerous tackle to the head in England's victory over Argentina at Tokyo Stadium.

It was a case of third time lucky as Romford & Gidea Park opened their account in London Two North East with a 62-15 win over Holt at Crow Lane.

Campion head coach Pat Hallahan is expecting Saturday's local derby with Upminster to be a difficult test but wants his side to take the positives from their last game.

Andy Yarrow says his Old Cooperians side needs to show more composure for the rest of the season after losing to Kings Cross Steelers on Saturday.

England are considering whether to fast track Mako Vunipola into their starting line-up for Saturday's pivotal World Cup group clash with Argentina.

Rugby World Cup: England 45 USA 7

Thursday, September 26, 2019

England's progress through the group phase gathered momentum as they overpowered the United States in a match marred by a savage challenge on Owen Farrell that produced the first red card of the tournament.

Eddie Jones defended his ongoing selection of Saracens' number eight Billy Vunipola for England's World Cup clash with the United States today (Thursday).

RWC: England 35 Tonga 3

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Manu Tuilagi powered England to a winning start as their World Cup was launched with victory over Tonga but the statement performance sought by Eddie Jones failed to materialise.

Owen Farrell has urged England to tap into the nation's love for big tournaments by generating a feel-good factor around the World Cup.

England will launch their World Cup quest with all guns blazing after naming their strongest available side for Sunday's clash with Tonga at the Sapporo Dome.

Romford & Gidea Park make the long trip to London Two North East rivals Norwich this weekend, following defeat in their season opener.

Campion cruised to a huge 61-12 victory over Basildon on the first day of the London 3 Essex season.

Old Cooperians celebrated an opening day victory over local rivals Ilford Wanderers in the London Three Essex.

Barking vice-captain Luke Seeley feels newly-promoted Upminster proved a point as his side fell to a 45-12 defeat in their London Three Essex season opener, writes Jacob Ranson.

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Romford & Gidea Park head coach Jordan Wigham expects a strong London Two North East this season, but is confident his team can enjoy success again, writes George Sessions.

Upminster relishing new challenges

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Upminster are relishing a new challenge this season according to director of rugby Scott Murphy.

England are willing to risk starting Saracens' Billy Vunipola throughout the build-up to the World Cup in the belief he is at his most effective when playing regularly.


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