As part of our Rugby World Cup preview, we asked former captain Lawrence Dallaglio: could England win the tournament?
Today marks a hundred days until our region plays host to the Rugby World Cup. And at Twickenham this afternoon, the route was announced of a country-wide tour to be made by the Rugby World Cup Trophy.
It will arrive in our region on the 30th of August - at the World Cup host city of Brighton. A couple of days later it will make its way along the coast to Eastbourne - arriving there on 2 September. The next day, it moves on to Maidstone before heading out to Southend on 5 September.
Today, Prince Harry - and rugby royalty like Jonny Wilkinson - kicked off the countdown.
The family of missing student Eddie Gibson have donated £12,000 to buy floodlights for the rugby pitch in Hove on which he played.
Eddie disappeared ten years ago while travelling in Cambodia - where it's believed he was murdered. Andy Dickenson speaks to Eddie's father Mike, brother Max, and Adam Tunesi of Hove Rugby Club.
A rugby match in Dorset ended with a recording breaking score with the home side winning 212 - nil!
Spectators at Saturday's match between Dorset Dockers and Dorchester II may have witnessed a new record for a winning margin in competitive British rugby union.
The rout saw Dorset Dockers run riot with sixteen players scoring a try each.
Chairman Jeremy Cook told ITV Meridian that he had never seen anything like it.
Rugby fans have saved the life of an off duty firefighter when he collapsed with a heart attack during a game in Kent.
The supporters used the club's defibrillator to shock Mark Jones back to life. Doctors say their actions undoubtedly saved him and now, after hospital treatment, he's recovering at home in Eastly, near Sandwich.
Andrea Thomas has been hearing his remarkable story. She spoke to Mark, his wife Jo, his son Ben and Kate White, who helped to save Mark.
Rugby fans have saved the life of an off duty firefighter when he collapsed with a heart attack while watching a game in Kent.
The supporters used the club's defibrillator to shock Mark Jones back to life. Doctors say their actions undoubtedly saved him. He's now recovering at his home near Sandwich after hospital treatment.
Brighton and Hove Albion executive director Martin Perry said: "We are absolutely thrilled that the stadium and city has been chosen as a host venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and are now relishing the prospect of hosting four teams and two matches at one of the world's biggest sporting events.
"Right from the outset when we were planning the stadium, we recognised that the need for a new permanent home for Brighton & Hove Albion could also create an opportunity for new facilities to meet the wider sporting and community needs in Brighton, Hove and the South of England.
"We promised that the stadium, more than any other building, would have the ability to shape a city, it puts the city on the map, has the power to change people lives and represents a community's pride and aspirations.
"Our successful joint bid is just another legacy of that promise. Rugby fans in this area will be able to play their part in a global occasion which is going to put the stadium and Brighton & Hove on the world stage.
"We have two years to wait, but we are looking forward to providing a fabulous spectator experience and hope we can help provide many memories of what promises to be a truly unforgettable event.”
Responding to news that Brighton's new Amex Community Stadium has been chosen to host two games in the Rugby World Cup tournament in 2015, leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Jason Kitcat, said:
Brighton will host two international clashes in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, its been announced.
South Africa will face Asia at the Amex Community Stadium on Saturday, September 19. Somoa will then play Americas the day after.
Local councillor Geoffrey heobald said: “I was always confident that Brighton and Hove, and our fantastic new Community Stadium, would get the thumbs up from the World Cup organisers but it is a great relief to have it finally confirmed today.
"It will give a tremendous boost to the local economy with thousands of fans potentially coming to stay and spend their money in our hotels, restaurants, bars and shops."