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Rugby News

New direction: England's Abigail Chamberlain will combine playing with coaching after being named an assistant coach at London Cornish

Rugby Union: England captain takes first step into coaching

Welcome: Dickon Moon, left, with Abi Chamberlain and Dan Leo        Picture: Ben Gilby

Rugby Union: London Cornish at the treble to stay in the promotion hunt

Happy to be back: Josh Drauniniu is pleased to be back in familiar surroundings

London Welsh: Welsh winger has unfinished business as Exiles return from Oxford exile

Flashback: Jon Mills & Co with the Championship trophy in 2012

Rugby union: Welsh must learn to win again, says Phillips

Winners: Rosslyn Park U8s

Rugby Union: Rosslyn Park youngsters triumph at the Tigers Challenge festival

Speedster: Jordan Burns has appeared for Harlequins more in the shortened format of the game

Harlequins: Burns can make Bedford Blues' number nine shirt his own

Family connection: England international Paul Hodgson is returning to the club that set him on the road to stardom

Sutton & Epsom: Hodgson is keeping it in the family

Wanted man: Former John Fisher schoolboy Jack Walsh is a patient man

Croydon boy Walsh is prepared to wait for his shot at Sevens glory

Ambassador: Former Harlequins and British & Irish Lion Ugo Monye

Rugby Union: Monye fronts up scheme to get kids playing more sport

Tough times: Scottish prop Jimmy Litchfield learned some harsh lessons in the Premiership last term

RUGBY UNION: Tough Welsh campaign sets me up for life, says Litchfield

London Scottish: New boy Bartle ready for the Championship

London Scottish: New boy Bartle ready for the Championship

Honour: Sir Clive Woodward with Kevin Mohr, centre, and club captain Gavin McIlreavy right

Rugby Union: Sutton & Epsom sign up to commemorate war heroes

Happy man: Coach Peter Richards, right with fellow coach Tim Payne, thinks he has found a gem in new boy Jason Harries

London Scottish: Englishman can impact the Scots

Now you see it, now you don't: England World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson and Prince Harry helped launch the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour at Twickenham stadium on Wednesday

RUGBY UNION: World Cup year is most significant event in English rugby history

All smiles: Jonny Wilkinson and Prince Harry at the launch this week

England Rugby 2015 pledges zero tolerance on bad behaviour at Rugby World Cup

Sewage works: Have been upgraded in recent years

Mogden pong "won't ruin Rugby World Cup", says Thames Water

Found him: Harlequins Joe Trayfoot, left, and Ross Chisholm catch up with the Shaun the Sheep in London

Harlequins: Chisholm and Trayfoot face up to formidable opponent

Rugby World Cup: Excitement building

The final countdown: Rugby World Cup volunteers form The Pack

New boys: Scottish appointed Tim Payne, left, and Peter Richards last week

London Scottish: New coach Richards warns play-offs will be tough ask next term

Rising star: Harlequins back rower Jack Clifford has impressed many this term, including England coach Stuart Lancaster

Harlequins: Clifford gets England call

Not surprised by Easter: England captain Chris Robshaw

Harlequins: Robshaw backs Easter for World Cup call

Trinity School choristers getting into the spirit of the World Cup

Croydon choristers singing their way to Rugby World Cup role

Recognition: Former London Scottish star Elliot Daly has been selected for the initial 50-man England World Cup squad

Rugby Union: Daly's international call-up reduces his mum to tears

Inluential: Paul Olima's thirst for the game is a key part of why Esher signed him up for another year

Esher: Ambitious Olima turns down French fancies to fire Esher title bid

Stars: Bill Beaumont and Tania Mathias, MP for Twickenham

Beaumont and Mathias launch Lensbury's new weights room ahead of Rugby World Cup

Happy memories: Players line-up after last year’s Frank Walsh memorial match at Kingston Rugby Club in Hook Road

RUGBY UNION: Kingston set to say final goodbye to Frank

Bang in form: Harlequins Nick Easter has played the best rugby of his career in the past few seasons

Harlequins: Veteran Easter makes first cut for World Cup

Presence: Jamie Roberts will add plenty of much needed grunt in the Quins midfield as he challenges himself to become a better player

Harlequins: Roberts will give Quins big game edge says O'Shea

Strong stuff: Quins centre Tom Casson makes a break and off-loads in a European Callenge Cup clash with I Estra at the Stoop in 2010

Harlequins: Casson feels heat of Roberts arrival and quits for Yorkshire Carnegie

The event featured matches and entertainment at the club

Rugby club marks 150 years with fun day attended by hundreds

Confident: England captain Chris Robshaw is pleased with the way his side is shaping up for the World Cup

RUGBY UNION: Attacking flair is final piece in England jigsaw, says skipper Robshaw

Standing down: Scottish director of rugby Mike Friday will leave the club at the end of the month to pursue other business and rugby interests

London Scottish: Business interests force Friday to quit, but he backs Scottish for top four again

On the up: Number eight Jack Clifford has impressed all this term

Harlequins: Clifford cleans up at Quins awards

Gone but not forgotten: Quins winger Tom Williams has called time on his playing career and will take up a coaching role at the club

Harlequins: Williams admits to having regrets as he calls time on Quins career

Confident: London Scottish's Pete Lydon says the exiles can play with freedom knowing the pressure is on Worcester tonight

London Scottish: Pressure is all on Worcester and that could benefit Scots

Thanks for the memory: Winger Aseli Tikoirotuma runs in his 70-yard interception try against Leinster in December

Harlequins: Tikoirotuma joins Quins exodus after one season at the Stoop

On his way: Prop Darryl Marfo will join Quins next season

Harlequins: Marfo makes the move to Welsh

Champions: Battersea Ironsides

PICTURE GALLERY: Battersea Ironsides rule Twickenham to become national champions

High octane action: Rosslyn Park and Wasps in action at last year's London Floodlit Sevens

Floodlit Sevens: Get ready for the capital's biggest rugby party at Rosslyn Park

Experience: Matt Corker is a veteran of two Championship winning seasons at London Welsh

London Welsh: Waters, Corker and Phillips sign up for Championship tilt

Heroes: Battersea Ironsides captain Colin O'Keeffe and try scorer Guy Newman with the National Junior Vase trophy

RUGBY UNION: Battersea Ironsides cap season with Junior Vase glory at Twickenham

Breaking new ground: Quins chief exec David Ellis

Harlequins: US tour breaks new ground on familiar territory for Quins

Relaxed: London Scottish coach Peter Richards

Rugby Union: Underdog tag is welcomed by London Scottish coach

One way traffic: Mark Bright is difficult to stop when he has white line fever

London Scottish: It is not all about me says hero Bright

Triumphant: Isabel Atkins, fourth from left, with her victorious Richmond team-mates

ATHLETICS: Wherefore art thou Romeo? ask Richmond girls

Looking ahead: The former Wasps star James Buckland has taken up the coaching job at Rosslyn Park

Rugby Union: Former Wasps star James Buckland named as new Rosslyn Park head coach

On the charge: Richmond skipper Will Warden has been singled out for praise this term

Richmond: Hill warns of bigger tests to come next season

Over the whitewash: Sam Shires scores for Park but it would not be enough         All pictures: David Whittam

Rosslyn Park: Season and Codling's reign ends on a losing note

Tough assignment: London Cornish's Ben Devonport looks for the ball at the back

Rugby Union: Spirited London Cornish put in the fight, but fall short in Kent

A star is born: James Gulliver made his international debut in England U16s win over Wales

Rugby Union: Weybridge Vandals junior Gulliver makes winning start to England career

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