Almost a year to the day since they were beaten by South Africa in the World Cup final, England climbed to the summit of the northern hemisphere's showcase tournament with a 34-5 win away to Italy during the second of the day's three games.
England rugby coach Eddie Jones advocates eliminating scrum resets, reducing substitutes to speed up sport
England rugby coach Eddie Jones says stoppages and too many reserve players are making rugby too much like American football and steps need to be taken to speed up the game.
Decision to put off the Italy-England men's, women's and under-20 rugby matches followed the decree from the Italian government that all sporting events in Italy must take place without spectators until 3 April
South Africa clinched the Rugby World Cup in Yokohama, Japan with a 32-12 win over England. South Africa have triumphed after consecutive title wins for New Zealand.
Throughout the Rugby World Cup, the two coaches, Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus, have often urged their players to inspire the nation back home and take minds off domestic problems.
Rugby World Cup 2019: Siya Kolisi, South Africa's first-ever black captain, stands on cusp of history
Siya Kolisi, the first black player appointed as Springboks captain, will have a chance to etch his name in history on Saturday when he leads South Africa in the final against England at Yokohama.
Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Ben Spencer goes from feeding kids to final squad in span of 'crazy few days'
Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer had been taking care of his children, having watched England's stunning 19-7 semi-final win over the All Blacks on television, when he got the call to pack his bags.
Rugby World Cup 2019: England fined for haka challenge even as All Blacks praise 'fantastic' response
England have been fined for crossing the halfway line during New Zealand's haka after they formed a provocative V-shaped formation at last weekend's World Cup semi-final in Yokohama, tournament organisers said
Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa’s boring tactics, England’s strategy in face of haka and other talking points from semis
South Africa will take on England in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup after vanquishing the challenges of Wales and New Zealand. Here are the biggest talking points from both semi-finals:
Rugby World Cup 2019: George Ford-led England end New Zealand's eight-year reign as champions with semi-final win
Another Ford penalty extended the lead but George's overthrown line-out near England's line was collected by Savea, with fly-half Richie Mo'unga converting
Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Joe Marler rebukes journalists for 'offending Japanese culture' in traditional bath
England's Joe Marler rebuked English journalists for "offending Japanese culture" by wearing trunks in an "onsen". He then told a photographer his camera shutter was too loud and asked a local female journalist why her sneakers had no laces.
England ran in seven tries and conceded just one -- in the 81st minute -- in humid conditions under the closed roof of the Kobe Misaki Stadium to make it two bonus-point wins from two Pool C matches this tournament.