Chris Robshaw, Dave Atwood and Nathan Hughes from The English rugby team train at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey. Photo Andrew Boyers/Livepic/Reuters
A fan of Fiji celebrates victory after his side won the Rugby Sevens Men’s Gold Medal Match between Fiji and Great Britain at the Deodoro Stadium on the sixth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil
Fiji’s Rebecca Tavo, left, scores a try as USA’s Kelly Griffin, defends during the women’s rugby sevens match at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Australia’s Israel Folau scores a try in the second half as England play Australia’s Wallabies
Fans is fancy dress arrive before the game between New Zealand and Tonga at the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 at St James’ Park, Newcastle, England
Fiji perform the Cibi before the Rugby World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
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Komale, a Western Lowland Gorilla, inspects a rugby ball that has been placed into the enclosure at Bristol Zoo as part of its enrichment programme.
Sri Lankan schoolchildren play rugby on a beach at sunset in Colombo on Wednesday. Sri Lanka‘s youngsters aged between 10 and 19 make up some 15 per cent of the country’s 20m population
Rugby players Christian Leali’ifano (left) and Israel Folau (right) during a recovery session at Coogee Beach, Sydney in Australia.
Tongan Rugby player Toby Faletau of the British and Irish Lions team cools off using fans during a training session in Hong Kong on Friday. The rugby team will play the Barbarians at a XV-a-side rugby match on Saturday