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Sir Clive Woodward has criticised England's World Cup performances

England 'simply not good enough' - Sir Clive Woodward

Tom Wood, left, has apologised after England were dumped out of the competition

Tom Wood apologises after England crash out

England head coach Stuart Lancaster during a press conference at Pennyhill Park

'No hasty reaction' to World Cup exit - RFU

Anthony Watson, centre, scored a try for England, but the hosts exited the World Cup

World Cup failure for England as they bow out with a whimper to Australia

Scotland coach Vern Cotter is looking to his players to start games more quickly

Vern Cotter hopes for a quicker start from Scotland

Bradford coach James Lowes criticised the Super 8s format

Bradford coach James Lowes left raging after Wakefield defeat

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, left, has no immediate plans to follow former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, right, into retirement

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no plans for retirement yet

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho challenged the club to sack him after the 3-1 loss to Southampton at Stamford Bridge

Mourinho challenges Chelsea to sack him over poor start

Sergio Aguero, left, was substituted before he could score a history making six goals

Pellegrini reveals Aguero was not fully fit after five-goal haul stuns Newcastle

Sunderland head Dick Advocaat has revealed he has made a decision over his future - but refused to say what it is

Advocaat has made his mind up about Sunderland future - but will not elaborate

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye, pictured right, won praise from his boss Alan Pardew

Palace boss Alan Pardew salutes Yohan Cabaye after masterclass sinks Baggies

England's coach Stuart Lancaster, right, could be looking at an exit

Lancaster to consider future after England go out of World Cup

James Taylor hopes to force his way into the Test side against Pakistan

James Taylor looking to push Test claims after earning England recall

Graziano Pelle celebrates scoring for Southampton against Chelsea

Saints offer no mercy as Chelsea lose again

Sergio Aguero will be keeping the match ball after scoring five for Manchester City

Fantastic five from Sergio Aguero as Manchester City sink Newcastle

Eddie Jones is pleased to have revitalised Japanese rugby

Japan's rugby players have their pride back, claims Eddie Jones

Schalk Burger scored one of South Africa's tries in their victory against Scotland

Scotland face crunch Samoa showdown after South Africa defeat

Jose Mourinho refused to walk away from his job at Stamford Bridge

Mourinho says he won't run away from Chelsea challenge despite another defeat

Tim Sherwood has another defeat to recover from

Tim Sherwood still searching for winning Aston Villa formula

Stoke's Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring against Aston Villa

Stoke defeat adds to Tim Sherwood's problems at Aston Villa

West Ham fought back from being two goals down to earn a point

Sunderland throw away lead to share points with West Ham

Jeff Schlupp was on target for Leicester

Goals from Leicester's Jamie Vardy and Jeff Schlupp ensure victory at Norwich

Yannick Bolasie's goal finally broke West Brom's resolve

Yannick Bolasie strike helps Crystal Palace to victory

Akihito Yamada crosses the try line in Japan's win

Japan sink Samoa to keep World Cup quarter-final hopes on track

Anthony Mullally celebrates his try for Wakefield against Bradford

Wakefield hold off Bradford challenge to retain Super League spot

Paul O'Connell expects Italy to give Ireland a real World Cup battle on Sunday

Ireland captain O'Connell braced for bruising encounter against Italy

Two AFC East rivals meet at Wembley in London on Sunday

Miami Dolphins take on New York Jets at Wembley in AFC East clash

Wolves striker Benik Afobe celebrates scoring his side's second goal

Benik Afobe grabs two goals as Wolves cruise to victory over Huddersfield

Eva Carneiro left her role with Chelsea after criticism from manager Jose Mourinho

Eva Carneiro takes FA to task over Mourinho investigation

Raheem Sterling has 17 senior England caps

Raheem Sterling: I never said I was too tired to play for England

Sepp Blatter is facing pressure from FIFA's sponsors

Greg Dyke: Sponsors' pressure on Blatter is a game-changer

Jamie Peacock, left, Kylie Leuluai, right, and Kevin Sinfield have one game left of their Leeds careers

Danny McGuire eyes perfect Grand Final send-off for departing Leeds trio

Stuart Lancaster knows England must peak at the right time

Stuart Lancaster ready for nervous day ahead of crunch Australia clash

Louis van Gaal anticipates a reaction from Arsenal when they host his Manchester United side on Sunday

Louis van Gaal expects Arsenal reaction after midweek Champions League defeat

Wayne Rooney yearns for international silverware

Wayne Rooney: Winning a trophy with England would top goalscoring record

Tim Sheens has quit as Australia coach to join Salford on a permanent basis

Tim Sheens quits Australia for full-time Salford role

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hit back at criticism of his team as 'very, very, very, very boring'

Arsene Wenger describes Arsenal critics as "very, very, very, very boring"

Jose Mourinho believes this season's results at Chelsea are his worst as a manager

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in "worst period" of his career

Kevin Sinfield's first 40-20 kick of the year proved to be the match winner

St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham lauds Kevin Sinfield after Leeds' win

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen expressed satisfaction at his team's progress into the World Cup quarter-finals

Steve Hansen satisfied as New Zealand book quarter-final place

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, pictured, goes head to head with Arsene Wenger on Sunday

Louis van Gaal hails Arsene Wenger as 'one of best managers in the world'

Stuart Lancaster wants England's players to look within themselves in pursuit of victory over Australia

Stuart Lancaster rallies England ahead of decisive Australia clash

Eva Carneiro has criticised the Football Association

Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro breaks her silence and criticises the FA

A number of FIFA sponsors have called for Sepp Blatter's immediate resignation

Major FIFA sponsors demand Sepp Blatter's resignation as president

England coach Trevor Bayliss, left, is pondering a new opening partner for Alastair Cook, right

England committed to positive approach on UAE tour

Julian Savea, front, scores his third try against Georgia

Concerns for New Zealand despite big win over Georgia

Ryan Hall scored another vital try for Leeds

Leeds edge ever closer to treble with victory over reigning champions St Helens

Manchester City must continue without injured captain Vincent Kompany

Man City boss Pellegrini: Kompany won't be fit to play for Belgium in qualifiers

Australia's Adam Ashley-Cooper, pictured, has hit back at Danny Cipriani following the latter's outspoken comments

Australia wing Adam Ashley-Cooper hits back at Danny Cipriani

Jared Payne has a foot injury

Ireland's Jared Payne misses Italy clash - and could be out of France match too

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