Northampton centre Luther Burrell felt "let down" by head coach Stuart Lancaster after he was left out of England's squad for the World Cup.Read the full story ›
Leicester Tigers have announced that Australia international Matt Toomua will join the club in the summer of 2016.Read the full story ›
A girl has died and seven people have been injured after two families were involved in a two car crash.Read the full story ›
Northampton Saints have announced the signing of France and Toulouse star Louis Picamoles for next season.
Number 8 Picamoles was part of the French World Cup squad which reached the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup last month.
He scored in their 13-62 loss against New Zealand in the knockout stages of the tournament.
“It is going to be an honour to become part of a club as prestigious as the Saints. I’m really looking forward to learn more about the club, my future team mates, to play in the Aviva Premiership and to immerse myself in the English culture, especially my first big derby against Leicester!"
Firefighters have come to the rescue of a bull which had its head stuck in a tree.
Crews from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue received the call just before 11am this morning, and went to Barby Road in Rugby.
It took them just over an hour to free the bull.
Following England's 60-3 win over Uruguay yesterday, Wasps' James Haskell has revealed that he is looking forward to returning to his club.Read the full story ›
Two men from Rugby have been jailed for possession with intent to supply cannabis and production of cannabis.
Grzegorz Klocek, 25, from Howkins Road in Rugby, was found guilty on Monday of possession with intent to supply cannabis and production of cannabis. He was sentenced to 27 months in prison at Warwick Crown Court
Krzysztof Stanczyk, 33, also from Howkins Road, was also found guilty of possession with intent to supply cannabis and production of cannabis. He received the same sentence.
In February, Warwickshire Police officers discovered a large scale commercial cannabis set-up in a property in Rugby that had evidence of a recently harvested crop.
They discovered dried cannabis with a potential street value of between £2,940 and £3,360. The officers also seized over £1500 in cash and the cannabis growing equipment.
Eight players from Midlands teams have been named in the England side to play Wales in their crucial group stage Rugby World Cup clash on Saturday.
More than a third of the starting fifteen are from teams in the region, with two more on the bench:
- Tom Youngs (Leicester)
- Dan Cole (Leicester)
- Courtney Lawes (Northampton)
- Tom Wood (Northampton)
- Ben Youngs (Leicester)
- Jonny May (Gloucester)
- Joe Launchbury (Wasps) - Substitute
- James Haskell (Wasps) - Substitute
England won their opening match against Fiji, claiming a crucial bonus point in the process. Wales currently are top of Pool A on points difference, with England in second.
Rugby schoolboy William Webb Ellis and Leicester Tigers legend Martin Johnson featured in tonight's Opening Ceremony for the Rugby World Cup.
Webb Ellis, who is credited with inventing the sport when he picked up the ball and ran with it at Rugby school, was played by an actor.
He scaled a human pyramid of rugby players to rescue the Rugby World Cup Trophy, known as the Webb Ellis Cup, before placing it upon a stand.
Leicester Tigers legend Martin Johnson then took to the stage as each country was represented by one of their rugby greats. Johnson, who captained the national side to the trophy in 2003, was representing England.
Wales international forward Jonathan Thomas has been forced to retire from rugby at the age of 32 after being diagnosed with epilepsy.Read the full story ›