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RugbyU: Care targets England World Cup triumph

England scrum-half Danny Care believes the side's runners-up finish in the Six Nations has prepared them well for their upcoming tour of New Zealand and a serious tilt at the World Cup on home soil next year. Stuart Lancaster's men thrashed Italy 52-11 in Rome on Saturday but still finished second on points difference after eventual champions Ireland edged out France 22-20 in Paris. But there were plenty of encouraging signs for a youthful Six Nation side whose next international assignment is a three-Test series away to world champions New Zealand in June.

RugbyU: England down Wales to take Triple Crown

England clinched the Triple Crown and kept their Six Nations title hopes alive with a 29-18 win over champions Wales at Twickenham on Sunday. On a sunny dry day, ideal for running rugby, England saw scrum-half Danny Care and centre Luther Burrell score tries in a match where fly-half Owen Farrell kicked 19 points. All of Wales' points came courtesy of six penalties from full-back Leigh Halfpenny as England deservedly gained revenge for a record 30-3 defeat by the Welsh in Cardiff last year that cost them a Grand Slam.

RugbyU: England down Wales to take Triple Crown

England clinched the Triple Crown and kept their Six Nations title hopes alive with a 29-18 win over champions Wales at Twickenham on Sunday. On a sunny dry day, ideal for running rugby, England saw scrum-half Danny Care and centre Luther Burrell score tries in a match where fly-half Owen Farrell kicked 19 points. All of Wales' points came courtesy of six penalties from full-back Leigh Halfpenny as England deservedly gained revenge for a record 30-3 defeat by the Welsh in Cardiff last year that cost them a Grand Slam.

RugbyU: Morgan starts for England against Wales

Gloucester No 8 Ben Morgan was the one injury-enforced change to England's starting line-up announced by coach Stuart Lancaster on Friday for their Six Nations international against Wales at Twickenham this weekend. Morgan replaces Billy Vunipola, the man he came on for during England's 13-10 win over Ireland at Twickenham last time out, after his fellow back-row forward was ruled out of the final two rounds of the Six Nations with an ankle injury. Tom Johnson of Exeter has taken Morgan's place on the bench for Sunday's clash.

RugbyU: England braced for Welsh 'hate' - Nowell

Wales will be motivated by their hatred of England when the sides face off in Sunday's Six Nations showdown at Twickenham, according to English wing Jack Nowell. England are bidding to avenge last year's 30-3 loss to Wales, which enabled Warren Gatland's side to secure the title, and defeat would likely be fatal to either team's hopes of winning this year's championship.

RugbyU: Dominant England humble Scotland in Calcutta Cup

England got their Six Nations campaign back on track with a crushing 20-0 Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. Luther Burrell and Mike Brown, as they'd done in defeat by France last weekend, both scored tries as the 132nd edition of international rugby union's oldest fixture saw Scotland rendered pointless by England for the first time since a 15-0 loss at Murrayfield in 1978. Had not fly-half Owen Farrell missed several goalkicks, the final scoreline might have been even more lopsided.

RugbyU: Dominant England humble Scotland in Calcutta Cup

England got their Six Nations campaign back on track with a crushing 20-0 Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. Luther Burrell and Mike Brown, as they'd done in defeat by France last weekend, both scored tries as the 132nd edition of international rugby union's oldest fixture saw Scotland rendered pointless by England for the first time since a 15-0 loss at Murrayfield in 1978. Had not fly-half Owen Farrell missed several goalkicks, the final scoreline might have been even more lopsided.

RugbyU: Dominant England humble Scotland in Calcutta Cup

England got their Six Nations campaign back on track with a crushing 20-0 Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. Luther Burrell and Mike Brown, as they'd done in defeat by France last weekend, both scored tries as the 132nd edition of international rugby union's oldest fixture saw Scotland rendered pointless by England for the first time since a 15-0 loss at Murrayfield in 1978. Had not fly-half Owen Farrell missed several goalkicks, the final scoreline might have been even more lopsided.

RugbyU: Launchbury fit as England make four changes

Joe Launchbury will start England's decisive Six Nations clash against Wales after passing a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's Grand Slam showdown at the Millennium Stadium. Wasps lock Launchbury injured his elbow in England's 18-11 win against Italy but he has recovered to retain his place in a side, announced by coach Stuart Lancaster on Thursday, that features four changes for the Six Nations title decider.

Cool Farrell to lead England in Cardiff decider

By Mitch Phillips BAGSHOT, England (Reuters) - Owen Farrell and Ben Youngs, the halfbacks potentially key to England's assault on the 2015 World Cup, will get a taste of operating under the highest pressure in the Six Nations decider against Wales. Flyhalf Farrell, 21, missed last week's 18-11 victory over Italy with a thigh strain but comes back in for Toby Flood, while 23-year-old Youngs will start in Cardiff having edged out Danny Care in the team named by coach Stuart Lancaster on Thursday.
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