Result: Australia battle to opening win over England at 2017 World CupAustralia overcome a valiant effort from England to register an 18-4 victory over Wayne Bennett's side in the opening game of the 2017 World Cup.
Oct 27, 12:01
Sam Burgess named England captain for upcoming Four Nations tournamentSam Burgess is named England captain for the upcoming Four Nations tournament.
Oct 17, 13:35
Sam Burgess named in England squad for Four Nations tournamentSam Burgess is named in the England squad for the Four Nations tournament, three years since his last appearance.
Oct 10, 12:50
Sam Burgess's return to South Sydney Rabbitohs stallsSam Burgess's return to South Sydney Rabbitohs is reportedly stalled by the NRL as the club would breach the salary cap if they do not offload some players.
Nov 26, 16:09
Report: Wasps, Worcester Warriors offer contract to Leicester's Manu TuilagiWasps and Worcester Warriors offer Manu Tuilagi a contract worth over £500k per year, according to reports.
Nov 24, 19:53
George Ford: 'Sam Burgess let Bath down'George Ford criticises Sam Burgess's decision to leave Bath and rugby union after only one year to return to Australia and rugby league.
Nov 14, 16:19
RFU's Ian Ritchie: 'No embarrassment over Sam Burgess rugby union exit'RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie says that Sam Burgess's decision to return to rugby league after a year in rugby union is not "embarrassing" for England.
Nov 11, 17:22
Sam Burgess: 'I needed to leave rugby union to play with passion and heart'Sam Burgess suggests that he wanted to leave rugby union in order to play with "passion and heart" again.
Nov 11, 08:06
George Ford: 'Bath players sacrificed a lot for Sam Burgess'Bath fly-half George Ford backs club captain Stuart Hooper for refusing to allow Sam Burgess the chance to address his teammates before switching back to rugby league.
Nov 10, 22:19
Mike Brown: 'Trust in England teammates is gone'England full-back Mike Brown claims that his trust in his teammates is "completely shot" following stories leaked in the wake of their Rugby World Cup exit.
Nov 10, 19:28
Bath head coach Mike Ford: 'Sam Burgess didn't have stomach to see out contract'Bath head coach Mike Ford says that Sam Burgess did not have the "stomach" to see out his contract.
Nov 10, 18:02
Scotland back-row David Denton leaves Edinburgh to join BathBath announce the signing of Scotland back-row forward David Denton from Edinburgh.
Nov 10, 15:05
Sam Burgess: 'My heart was not in rugby union'Sam Burgess admits that his heart was not in rugby union as he made the decision to rejoin NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs after just one year with Bath.
Nov 10, 02:13
Mike Ford: 'Sam Burgess left Bath Rugby too early'Mike Ford questions Sam Burgess's decision to switch codes back to rugby league, insisting that the England international still had plenty to offer at Bath Rugby.
Nov 8, 10:33
Bath confirm Sam Burgess has left to rejoin NRL side South Sydney RabbitohsBath confirm that Sam Burgess has left to rejoin NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs after spending just 12 months with the rugby union club.
Nov 6, 08:56
Sam Burgess cites family reasons behind return to rugby leagueSam Burgess admits that family reasons were the key element behind his decision to return to rugby league after one season in rugby union.
Nov 5, 22:45
Report: Sam Burgess leaves BathWidespread speculation claims that England international Sam Burgess is leaving Bath to return to the Sydney Rabbitohs.
Nov 5, 16:09
Bath expect Sam Burgess to stay in union amid links with rugby league returnBath head coach Mike Ford is adamant that Sam Burgess will remain a rugby union player amid reports that he is keen on a return to rugby league.
Nov 3, 17:08
Report: Sam Burgess code switch back on after talks with South Sydney RabbitohsSam Burgess will reportedly meet a high-ranking National Rugby League official to discuss a return to South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Nov 1, 18:26
Sam Burgess 'decides to stay at Bath after considering rugby future'Bath head coach Mike Ford reveals that Sam Burgess will stay at the club after considering whether or not to switch back to rugby league.
Oct 29, 08:39
Austin Healey: 'No way back for Stuart Lancaster'Stuart Lancaster should be sacked as head coach of the England rugby team following their disappointing World Cup campaign, Austin Healey tells Sports Mole.
Oct 13, 12:30
Interview: Former England international Austin HealeyFollowing England's early Rugby World Cup exit, Sports Mole speaks to Austin Healey about the potential ramifications.
Oct 13, 08:43
Steve McNamara tips Sam Burgess for rugby league returnEngland coach Steve McNamara is confident that Sam Burgess will return to rugby league once again in the future.
Oct 12, 23:00
Preview: England vs. UruguaySports Mole previews the Rugby World Cup match between England and Uruguay at the Etihad Stadium.
Oct 9, 00:14
Sam Burgess not in England squad for final Rugby World Cup matchSam Burgess loses his place in the England squad for the hosts' final Rugby World Cup match against Uruguay on Saturday.
Oct 6, 12:36
Billy Vunipola denies making claims about rumoured disharmony in England campBilly Vunipola denies reports that he made "negative" comments about the alleged disharmony in the England camp during the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 5, 09:22
Preview: England vs. AustraliaSports Mole takes a closer look at both teams as England and Australia prepare for Saturday's crucial Pool A clash at Twickenham.
Oct 1, 21:46
Jonathan Joseph returns for England, Sam Burgess drops to bench for Australia clashJonathan Joseph returns from injury for England's crunch Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Australia, replacing Sam Burgess at centre.
Oct 1, 11:53
Report: Jonathan Joseph to return against AustraliaJonathan Joseph will return for England against Australia in Saturday's crucial World Cup game at Twickenham.
Sep 30, 18:03
Gordon D'Arcy slams naive Sam BurgessEngland were punished for the naivety displayed by Sam Burgess in the loss to Wales, according to former Ireland centre Gordon D'Arcy.
Sep 30, 14:09
Mike Ford: 'England selection must be more positive'Bath coach Mike Ford believes that England need to be more positive in their team selection for their Rugby World Cup match against Australia.
Sep 28, 16:00
Brian O'Driscoll: 'England should pick George Ford, Henry Slade'Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll believes that England coach Stuart Lancaster should pick George Ford and Henry Slade for their crucial Pool A clash with Australia.
Sep 27, 19:23
Interview: England centre Sam BurgessEngland centre Sam Burgess speaks to Sports Mole following his side's 28-25 loss to Wales in the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 27, 03:59
Stuart Lancaster pleased with Sam Burgess displayEngland head coach Stuart Lancaster tells Sports Mole that he was pleased with the performances of Sam Burgess and Owen Farrell during the World Cup defeat to Wales.
Sep 27, 03:00
Interview: Former England scrum-half Kyran Bracken talks Rugby World CupSports Mole caught up with former England scrum-half Kyran Bracken at the PokerStars and Prostate Cancer UK Lads Night In to talk all things Rugby World Cup.
Sep 26, 15:02
England's Owen Farrell: 'George Ford friendship normal'Owen Farrell insists that his off-field relationship with George Ford has not changed after he was picked ahead of the latter for Saturday's Pool A clash with Wales.
Sep 25, 16:00
Clive Woodward: 'Wales are more dangerous after losing Leigh Halfpenny'Clive Woodward suggests that Leigh Halfpenny's injury could work for Wales as they are more dangerous with a back-three of Hallam Amos, George North and Liam Williams.
Sep 25, 11:18
Sam Burgess questions who his opposite centre Scott Williams isEngland's Sam Burgess adds fuel to Saturday's game against Wales by suggesting that he does not know who opposite centre Scott Williams is.
Sep 25, 09:28
Stuart Lancaster suggests next two matches will define his England careerStuart Lancaster says that the next two England games against Wales and Australia will define his career as the nation's head coach.
Sep 25, 09:15
Warren Gatland: 'Wales will not single out Sam Burgess'Wales coach Warren Gatland claims that his side will not single out inexperienced England centre Sam Burgess in Saturday's Rugby World Cup Pool A match at Twickenham.
Sep 24, 22:44