The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) has announced it will bid for the 2023 World Cup.
The Barbarians will play Samoa in the first rugby union match to be played at London's Olympic Stadium in August.
England head coach Stuart Lancaster has all but confirmed Chris Robshaw will be his captain at the 2015 World Cup.
Former England winger Mark Cueto will have no sympathy for Steffon Armitage if he does not make England’s World Cup squad.
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie has told Steffon Armitage the door will always be open for him to play again for England.
Ireland's Johnny Sexton has been passed fit for next week’s Six Nations Championship match against France in Dublin.
Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care is targeting a place in the England squad for the 2015 World Cup.
Jonathan Davies looks back on a good year for club and country and shares his hopes for 2015.
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