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What Goes On Tour in Hamilton - Chiefs v British & Irish Lions Match Review & Highlights
Jamie Wall was at FMG Stadium in Hamilton where the British & Irish Lions crushed the Chiefs. Here he is with some highlights and …
Sam Smith
20 Jun, 19:39
Foster upbeat over Read fitness for first Lions Test
The All Blacks are confident Kieran Read will be fit for the first Test against the Lions. "He is desperate to play," said Ian…
Christopher Devine
20 Jun, 10:18
Doddie Weir diagnosed with motor neurone disease
Doddie Weir, who earned 61 Scotland caps during an illustrious career, plans to create a charitable foundation after his MND diagn…
Christopher Devine
20 Jun, 6:39
What Goes On Tour in Hamilton - Chiefs v British & Irish Lions Match Preview
Here's Jamie Wall to take you through The Warm Up ahead of tonight's big game between the Chiefs and British & Irish Lions.
Sam Smith
19 Jun, 19:17
Ruggamatrix - Where to now for the Wallabies?
19 Jun, 16:58
Great moments in Lions tour history: When Warren Gatland scored against the Lions
As the Lions roll into Hamilton to play the Chiefs, the coach will no doubt be regaling anyone who'll listen with the story of the…
Jamie Wall
19 Jun, 6:36
VIDEO: Cheika calls Wallabies fan after social media rant
After an angry social media post following Australia's defeat to Scotland, Michael Cheika called the fan to discuss his frustratio…
Alex Fisher
19 Jun, 5:34
STATS: Could climate change ruin the All Blacks?
Could wet conditions in New Zealand give the Lions a chance this week and could global climate change ultimately be the undoing of…
James Flaus
19 Jun, 4:44
Who was the most impressive British touring side this weekend?
In case you missed it, British touring teams ruled the Southern Hemisphere over the weekend.
Jamie Wall
18 Jun, 19:05
Jones excited by England's potential after Argentina whitewash
England's touring party of Argentina may have lacked experience on the international scene but Eddie Jones was pleased with their …
Alex Fisher
18 Jun, 5:30
What Goes On Tour - The Alternative Commentary Collective Experience
We sent Employee of the Month Runner Up Sam Smith along for The Alternative Commentary Collective experience during the M?ori All …
Sam Smith
18 Jun, 4:55
Haka - Essential or Unnecessary
If there's two words in rugby bound to inflame immediate argument, it's those two. Whenever the All Blacks tour the UK it's only a…
Martin Devlin
18 Jun, 1:54
England wrap up series with Argentina thriller
Will Collier's try and a drop-goal from George Ford got England out of reach of a resilient Argentina side in Santa Fe.
Tom Webber
17 Jun, 21:31
Match Highlights & Review: Maori All Blacks v British & Irish Lions
Jamie Wall
17 Jun, 18:27
Scotland win thriller against Australia
A second-half try from Hamish Watson saw Scotland overcome Australia in Sydney.
Dejan Kalinic
17 Jun, 5:35
Lions Tour Dispatch - Episode 3
When will these tourists finally start to play some quality rugby? Why is Warren repeating the exact same two-different-teams rou…
Martin Devlin
16 Jun, 5:54
Why we shouldn't write off Samoa against the All Blacks
The All Blacks are at short odds to deliver a big win against Samoa at Eden Park tonight, but history suggests it might not be so …
Jamie Wall
15 Jun, 20:16
Penaud to debut for much-changed France, Mapoe replaces Kriel for Boks
France have made eight changes for the second Test with South Africa, but the Boks' only alteration is forced with Jesse Kriel una…
Christopher Devine
15 Jun, 17:00
What Goes On Tour at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
Sam Smith
15 Jun, 15:07
Quartet to make first Ireland starts against Japan
Joe Schmidt has made six alterations to the Ireland team to take on Japan.
Peter Thompson
15 Jun, 8:14
Scotland make eight changes for Wallabies Test
Gregor Townsend has rung the changes for Scotland's Test against the Wallabies in Sydney.
Peter Thompson
15 Jun, 7:29
Farrell's injury coincides with Goode's arrival in New Zealand
Owen Farrell has been ruled out of Saturday's Maori All Blacks game with a quad injury. Farrell is now also a doubt for the first …
Fred Culazzo
15 Jun, 4:40
Stand Off - The Disappointing Lions
Tired after a long season? Suffering jetlag? Struggling to gel? Martin Devlin's having none of it in his latest Stand Off with pro…
Martin Devlin
15 Jun, 3:32
O'Mahony to lead Lions against Maori All Blacks
The Lions have announced a near full strength squad to face the Maori All Blacks on Saturday in Rotorua. Peter O’Mahony will …
Fred Culazzo
14 Jun, 23:09
Evans among trio of starting Wales debutants against Tonga
Steffan Evans, Seb Davies and Thomas Young will all make their debuts for Wales against Tonga at Eden Park on Friday.
Jamie Smith
14 Jun, 6:27
RuggaMatrix - Lions show their hand to the All Blacks
Have the Lions already given up their secrets before the first Test against the All Blacks? How good were the Wallabies against Fi…
14 Jun, 0:16
Why don't the Lions have a midweek jersey?
The Lions rotate their squad for midweek games, why not the colours of their kit?
Jamie Wall
13 Jun, 22:37
New Zealand U20's reach final following French stare down
New Zealand have reached the U20 Championship final following an eventful semi-final win over France. The game began with a 2-minu…
Fred Culazzo
13 Jun, 22:33
What Goes On Tour in Dunedin - Highlanders v Lions Match Review & Highlights
Journalist Jamie Wall and I - employee of the month runner up Sam Smith were in Dunedin to witness the Highlanders narrow victory …
Sam Smith
13 Jun, 16:29
The Rugby Pod - Episode 35 - Cowboys
We’re back in studio after our live show in Temple. Jim & Goodey are planning their trip down to New Zealand for the Lions Tour …
Rugby Pod
13 Jun, 0:12
Solomona: England debut was best and worst of my career
Denny Solomona redeemed himself with a late try on his England debut against Argentina.
Jack Davies
12 Jun, 10:32
Emosi Tuqiri - Human wrecking ball
At only 16 years old, Emosi Tuqiri is already wreaking havoc in Australian schoolboy rugby. He Captained the Marist College Ashgro…
Fred Culazzo
12 Jun, 4:54
WATCH: What Goes On Tour in Dunedin with Otago Legend John Leslie
We sent Jamie Wall to meet Otago & Highlanders legend John Leslie ahead of tomorrow's match against the British & Irish Lions.
Jamie Wall
12 Jun, 0:54
Great moments in Lions tour history: When the All Blacks were so boring the locals supported the visitors
Jamie Wall takes us back to the upside-down world of 1959 when a freewheeling try-scoring Lions side met a conservative kick-happy…
Jamie Wall
11 Jun, 21:39
VIDEO - Tries of the weekend on RugbyPass
A much-improved Lions side and four full internationals were among the highlights of the weekend's rugby
11 Jun, 10:54
Nine-try Ireland account for USA
Ireland kicked off their tour in style thanks to Keith Earls' first-half double at Red Bull Arena on Saturday.
Sacha Pisani
10 Jun, 23:44
Solomona snatches stunning victory for England over Pumas
The international debut of Denny Solomona looked set to be a chastening one, before the wing scored a remarkable match-winning try…
Christopher Devine
10 Jun, 17:36
What Goes On Tour in Christchurch - Crusaders v British & Irish Lions Analysis + Highlights
Christchurch played host to one of the most dull games of rugby they've seen all year when the British & Irish Lions came to t…
Jamie Wall
10 Jun, 11:49
Ford double gives Townsend winning start
Ross Ford scored two second-half tries against Italy as Scotland got off to a winning start under the leadership of Gregor Townsen…
Alex Fisher
10 Jun, 11:11
VIDEO: 'Dangerous' Folau scores brace of tries in Wallabies win
Israel Folau was back on the scoreboard and Michael Cheika delighted in seeing him translate his Waratahs form to the Wallabies.
Tom Webber
10 Jun, 6:50
Folau double inspires Wallabies to victory over Fiji
Israel Folau ended his 11-game run without a try by crossing over twice to ensure Australia opened their international campaign wi…
Sacha Pisani
10 Jun, 5:34
The Warm Up with Jamie Wall - Crusaders v British & Irish Lions
10 Jun, 2:42
What Goes On Tour - Auckland to Pomeroy's
We've sent RugbyPass Employee of the Month Runner Up Sam Smith all the way down the line with journalist Jamie Wall. Looks like th…
Sam Smith
09 Jun, 11:49
Lions Tour Dispatch - Episode 2
Two games in and Martin Devlin & Chris Jones are back give us a Lions second dispatch. Why is Gats so grumpy? How close will this …
08 Jun, 23:05
Off-field battles. Gatland versus the media
As is often the case with touring UK sports teams, ongoing battles are fought both on and off-field. Take this Lions tour, e.g., w…
Martin Devlin
08 Jun, 22:16
Curry to become youngest England debutant since Wilkinson
Denny Solomona will start on the bench when England take on Argentina, but Tom Curry will be the youngest debutant in 19 years.
Jack Davies
08 Jun, 16:36
The Rugby Pod - LIVE SHOW
The Rugby Pod, live from Walkabout, Temple, in Central London. Andy and Jim are joined by Lions legend Simon Shaw for this week's …
Rugby Pod
08 Jun, 6:44
Uncapped Jordie Barrett, Laumape named in All Blacks squad
A pair of potential debutants were named for New Zealand ahead of their series against the British and Irish Lions.
Dejan Kalinic
07 Jun, 21:22
ABs Selectors Name Strong Attacking Squad
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named a strong attacking squad for the upcoming test series against the British & Irish Lions an…
Richard North
07 Jun, 21:06
What Goes On Tour in Auckland - The Blues v British & Irish Lions
Jamie Wall was at Eden Park to witness The Blues' victory over the British & Irish Lions. Check out what goes on tour in the follo…
Sam Smith
07 Jun, 18:06
Four reasons for Lions hope
Conor Murray, Sean O’Brien, Jonathan Davies and George North remain untainted by the fall-out from the British and Irish Lions o…
Chris Jones
07 Jun, 7:35
Townsend makes changes for Italy Test
Scotland face Italy in Singapore and head coach Gregor Townsend has opted to make changes.
Dejan Kalinic
07 Jun, 3:16
WATCH: What Goes On Tour in Auckland with Ofisa Tonu'u
Jamie Wall is embedded inside a 6-berth campervan with RugbyPass Employee of the Month Sam Smith on the British & Irish Lions tou…
Sam Smith
06 Jun, 21:15
Great moments in Lions tour history: When Brian Moore went mountain climbing at Eden Park
Jamie Wall pays tribute to one of the great practitioners of the lost art of rucking.
Jamie Wall
06 Jun, 21:13
Scotty Stevenson: The experts have spoken on Warren Gatland
Forget everything the British & Irish Lions coach has achieved with Waikato, the Chiefs, Wasps, Ireland, Wales... the proof is alw…
Scotty Stevenson
06 Jun, 20:39
Gatland and Umaga square up to media
Warren Gatland bemoans the recurring questions about “Warrenball” while Sonny Bill Williams steps in to deflect attention from…
Chris Jones
06 Jun, 3:55
Lions Attrition Rate
One of the few positives to come out of the British and Irish Lions debacle against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians was the …
Chris Jones
05 Jun, 4:19
VIDEO: Milner-Skudder is Back
Nehe Milner-Skudder is back in action after spending three months on the sidelines through injury. The winger was in fine form as …
Fred Culazzo
05 Jun, 1:43
The greatest 10 Ireland never had
The greatest 10 Ireland never had. Of that there can be little question. For what other out-half in Irish history could kick his c…
Michael Cantillon
04 Jun, 22:52
10 of the most monstrous specimens at the World Rugby U20 Championship
If you wanted evidence of the increasing size of players entering the ranks of professional rugby, you don't have to go to far. Th…
Ian Cameron
04 Jun, 7:24
WATCH: What Goes On Tour with the British & Irish Lions Visit to Whangarei Boys High School
And we're off! The 2017 British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand is officially underway, with the team traveling to the town of W…
Sam Smith
02 Jun, 10:37
Lions back Payne ruled out of Tour opener
Injury has struck early in the British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand, with Jared Payne forced out of their opening match.
Russell Greaves
02 Jun, 2:50
RugbyPass - Lions Tour Dispatch - Episode 1
Two of the UK and New Zealand's finest Rugby pundits join forces to give you the inside track on the Lions Tour to New Zealand. In…
01 Jun, 22:12
World Cup 2023: Last-ditch problems with two bids
Irish and French bids hit stumbling blocks shortly before the deadline for submissions
James Harrington
01 Jun, 17:21
10 Things that’ll definitely happen during the Lions Tour
10 games, 10 things. Martin Devlin takes a look at what we can look forward to over the next six weeks as the Lions Tour finally g…
Martin Devlin
01 Jun, 5:02
Great moments in Lions history: The surprisingly swinging 1930 tour
Jamie Wall uncovers an alarming (if true) revelation about the 1930 Lions tour of New Zealand.
Jamie Wall
31 May, 19:37
Row erupts in Irish rugby as U20s player excluded in wake of possible Saracens deal
A row has erupted in Irish rugby after a talented age grade hooker was removed from their U20s panel set to compete at the Junior …
Ian Cameron
31 May, 7:55
Exclusive: Stunning All Blacks Jersey Revealed!
A dynamic new graphic design and a special crest marking the legacy of the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions are the key fe…
30 May, 2:00
Solomona faces fitness test ahead of Argentina tour
England must wait on the fitness of Denny Solomona after he was named in their final squad to face Argentina over two Tests next m…
Alex Fisher
29 May, 22:59
Halfpenny ready for Lions kicking battle
Leigh Halfpenny is relishing the battle to be the number one goal-kicker for the British and Irish Lions' first Test with New Zeal…
Alex Fisher
29 May, 22:58
Gatland tactics will stifle Lions hopes, says England boss Jones
The British and Irish Lions face a daunting challenge in New Zealand and Eddie Jones is not confident over their chances.
Russell Greaves
29 May, 5:59
George North tells brilliant anecdote that may alter how you view Paul O'Connell
New Zealand bound George North has opened up about how Sam Warburton and Justin Tipiric compare in terms of their athletic ability…
Ian Cameron
26 May, 15:55
Cheika to stick with Moore as Wallabies captain
Michael Cheika said aggressive leader Stephen Moore is still the right man to lead the Wallabies.
Peter Thompson
26 May, 14:21
INTERVIEW: 'I was a snotty-nosed, skinny white boy, playing a game with giants' - Hayden Triggs
Leinster’s Kiwi second row Hayden Triggs has emerged as one of the most likeable players in the European game over the last 19 m…
Michael Cantillon
26 May, 7:24
VIDEO: Tadgh 'Tad' Furlong reveals Lions teammates' struggles with his name
Ireland and Leinster tighthead Tadgh Furlong has revealed the struggles his British and Irish Lions teammates are having getting t…
Ian Cameron
25 May, 13:41
Q & A: Ruan Pienaar reveals his scrumhalf life hacks and cheat codes
Ulster no 9 Ruan Pienaar may have played his last game for the Irish province but he is expected to run out one final time at the …
Gavin Hickie
25 May, 10:48
Could James Haskell's banter derail the Lions?
In the run up to the 2003 Rugby World England head coach Sir Clive Woodward emphasized the importance of detail, and took addressi…
Ian Cameron
25 May, 8:23
VIDEO: David Pocock on the moment he tackled 'homophobic slurs' in 2015
Apart from being arguably the greatest openside on the planet, Wallaby backrow David Pocock is a man of deeply convictions. Po…
Ian Cameron
25 May, 5:13
Malaysia Keep Rugby World Cup Dream Alive
Malaysia have secured promotion to the Premier Division of the Asian Rugby Championship next year following a 22-9 win over Sri La…
Fred Culazzo
25 May, 2:07
Great moments in Lions tour history: The time Allen Prince flipped off Rory Underwood on his way to the tryline
Jamie Wall remembers one of rugby's greatest – and most ill-advised – middle fingers.
Jamie Wall
24 May, 19:15
Uncapped Dollman earns Wales call
Wales have called up Aaron Shingler and Phil Dollman to their squad as injury cover ahead of Tests with Samoa and Tonga.
Alex Fisher
24 May, 14:07
Australia coach Cheika hails retiring Wallaby Mumm
Australia lock Dean Mumm has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the year, earning praise from Wallabies coach Miche…
Alex Fisher
24 May, 11:14
The greatest trick Gatland's Lions could pull on this tour
A surprise player boost to the Lions' Dublin training camp may distill a little extra team spirit - but the tourists still head so…
James Harrington
24 May, 8:30
The Rugby Pod on Tour
It’s official! Jim Hamilton & Andy Goode are taking The Rugby Pod on Tour. RugbyPass will be filming their journey as they ventu…
Fred Culazzo
23 May, 22:56
Whiteley named Springboks captain as Steyn, Ralepelle recalled
South Africa's 31-man squad to face France features Francois Steyn and Chiliboy Ralepelle, while Warren Whiteley will captain the …
Christopher Devine
23 May, 16:40
Robinson backs 'phenomenal' Farrell to handle Lions pressure
England star Owen Farrell is the man Jason Robinson would endorse as a potentially decisive presence for the British and Irish Lio…
Iain Strachan
23 May, 11:39
Warburton declares himself fully fit for Lions tour
Former Wales captain Sam Warburton said he has ticked all the boxes and is ready to "crack on" for the tour of New Zealand.
Peter Thompson
23 May, 1:41
All Blacks coaches sign new contracts
New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew said Ian Foster and Mike Cron continue to make "invaluable contributions to the All Blacks"
Peter Thompson
22 May, 16:26
VIDEO: Lions prepare for All Blacks by attempting to destroy drone
Billy Vunipola may have been withdrawn from the tour to New Zealand, but that body blow has been mitigated by the availability of …
Ian Cameron
22 May, 12:22
Richie Gray out of Scotland tour with back issue
Richie Gray will spend the coming months recovering from a back issue, losing his place in Scotland's touring party.
Tom Webber
22 May, 9:11
Smith to step down as All Blacks assistant
Steve Hansen said Wayne Smith has left "an everlasting legacy which is all one can expect of an All Black man."
Peter Thompson
19 May, 3:46
Let's ban talking about Brian O'Driscoll's shoulder for the next two months
Please can everybody – including Brian O'Driscoll – stop going on about Brian O'Driscoll this Lions tour, pleads Jamie Wall. …
Jamie Wall
17 May, 19:36
Edinburgh sign 6'3, 107kg former Springbok U20s wing
Edinburgh Rugby has signed Montpellier wing Duhan van der Merwe on a two-year deal. The 21-year-old wing tips the scales at 107kg …
17 May, 11:25
Size matters for England in Argentina
Relatively unknown monsters in England shirts are heading to South America next month. James Harrington wonders why. England co…
James Harrington
16 May, 11:25
Episode 33 - Dan Leo & The Big "R"
It's official, Big Jim is hanging up his boots. After picking up almost* every accolade in the game, he's calling it a day. Goodey…
Rugby Pod
16 May, 8:43
Schmidt picks eight uncapped players for Ireland's USA tour
Joe Schmidt has thrown the gauntlet down to Ireland's youngsters after naming eight uncapped players in his 31-man squad for the t…
Russell Greaves
16 May, 7:54
Six Nations fixtures revealed for 2018 and 2019
Reigning champions England will begin their next two Six Nations campaigns on the road and finish both on home soil. The fixtur…
Russell Greaves
16 May, 6:55
Lions must be 'immaculate', says Rowntree
The British and Irish Lions must execute their plans "immaculately" if they are to emerge victorious from their tour to New Zealan…
Russell Greaves
16 May, 5:24
Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure
The British and Irish Lions were whitewashed on their last trip to New Zealand, but a tighter series is anticipated this year.
Russell Greaves
16 May, 4:36
Forget eligibility rules, Super Rugby can plug PI player drain - Dan Leo
World Rugby's changes to Regulation 8 will do little to stop the plunder of the Pacific Islands' player stocks, ex-Samoa captain D…
James Harrington
15 May, 9:44
Gatland wants Warburton to sit out Blues' European play-offs
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland wants captain Sam Warburton to miss Cardiff Blues' European play-off campaign to…
Jack Davies
15 May, 5:21
Top 5 winners and losers from the RWC draw
Draws are interesting. They're usually previews of a tournament that don't actually go remotely as you expected. This is true even…
Jake Howe
14 May, 9:24
Scarlets coach Jones to miss Wales tour
With Scarlets having reached the Pro12 semi-finals, backs coach Stephen Jones has sidelined his Wales commitments.
Russell Greaves
12 May, 10:19
What does Christian Wade have to do to get another England call-up?
The only answer, writes Lee Calvert, may be to put on 10kg and grow 20cm taller. Wasps secured their place atop the Aviva Premi…
Lee Calvert
11 May, 18:35
Here's when we will really notice rugby's Regulation 8 Effect – it's sooner than you might think
James Harrington
11 May, 16:30
Strettle bemoans lack of patience with England's flair players
There has been too much chopping and changing in the England set-up rather than backing talented players, David Strettle says.
Peter Thompson
11 May, 10:32
All Blacks skipper Read 'touch and go' for Samoa clash
Kieran Read underwent surgery after breaking his thumb in Crusaders' win over Cheetahs, leaving him battling to regain fitness.
Peter Thompson
11 May, 5:51
Filling in the gaps in the draw for the 2019 World Cup
There are a few holes in the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. James Harrington has done his best to fill them There yo…
James Harrington
10 May, 10:15
LIVE - Rugby World Cup Pool Draw
The draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup is taking place in Kyoto Japan. 20 teams will be split into four pools of five teams. The…
Fred Culazzo
09 May, 11:39
Roberts handed armband as Wales call up 13 new faces for June Tests
Jamie Roberts is to captain Wales for their June Tests against Tonga and Samoa, with interim head coach Robin McBryde including 13…
Peter Hanson
09 May, 8:03
Henshaw ready for a 'bit of niggle' with physical New Zealand
Robbie Henshaw is relishing a "bit of niggle" with New Zealand and wants the British and Irish Lions series against the All Blacks…
Peter Hanson
09 May, 5:19
Kiwis Abroad - Best New Zealand Squad Playing in Europe
Given the overflow of talent in New Zealand, as well as the money on offer in Europe, many Kiwis head north to ply their trade. Wh…
Connor Whittick
09 May, 3:26
Lions boss Gatland would welcome call from disgruntled Brown
Warren Gatland says he would be happy to explain to Mike Brown or any of the other players who failed to make the British and Iris…
Peter Thompson
08 May, 17:00
Townsend names uncapped trio in Scotland tour squad
Gregor Townsend has named uncapped trio Nick Grigg, D'Arcy Rae and George Turner in his first Scotland squad for the Tests against…
Peter Thompson
08 May, 9:59
Laidlaw relishing Lions chance despite tragic circumstances
After Ben Youngs withdrew from the Lions squad due to family reasons, replacement Greig Laidlaw has been in a rush to get himself …
Harry West
08 May, 7:17
O'Driscoll warns Lions of 'ferocious', 'brutal' New Zealand tour
His tour of New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions was infamously short, and Brian O'Driscoll has a warning for the class of…
Harry West
08 May, 5:22
Conor Murray: From unused schools substitute to Test Lion
“Earlsie always slags me that I wasn’t much good at rugby in school and that’s why I was an unused sub in the senior cup fin…
Michael Cantillon
07 May, 3:57
Charlie Ngatai is Back
Charlie Ngatai made his comeback tonight following 12 painful months on the sidelines. It's almost a year to the day since he suff…
Fred Culazzo
06 May, 5:20
Why Zinzan Brooke has got it wrong about Lions back rower Taulupe Faletau
Zinny thinks Taulupe Faletau lacks "mongrel edge" – but Lee Calvert argues the Bath and Wales number 8 is more than good enough …
Lee Calvert
05 May, 8:21
The Rug Round 11 Super Rugby Preview
The Rug is New Zealand’s premier Super Rugby preview podcast. Join BK and Townley as they put forward this week’s best bets an…
05 May, 4:50
Where were you the day Andrew Mehrtens flipped the bird at the Loftus crowd
Jamie Wall looks back on the infamous Andrew Mehtrens middle finger incident of 1999.
Jamie Wall
04 May, 19:16
Georgia great Gorgodze retires from international rugby
Explaining the decision to end his international career, Georgia's Mamuka Gorgodze said he gets "tired and hurt much easier than b…
Christopher Devine
04 May, 14:02
Georgia's 'Gorgodzilla' retires from International Rugby
Georgia's backrow beast, Mamuka "Gorgodzilla" Gorgodze, has announced his retirement from international Rugby. Having made his deb…
Fred Culazzo
04 May, 5:49
Gatland gives the likes of Haskell Lions hope
Warren Gatland said the likes of James Haskell must be ready for a British and Irish Lions call-up despite being snubbed for the t…
Peter Thompson
03 May, 11:57
Want to win a rugby tournament? Opt for age
They may be slower and not quite so powerful as they once were, but the old men of rugby can give so much more than their tyro cou…
James Harrington
01 May, 11:58
Uh oh – the All Blacks injury crisis is real
That confident smirk most Kiwis have been wearing whenever the topic of the Lions tour came up just turned into a slight grimace, …
Jamie Wall
30 Apr, 19:58
CJ Stander: The perfect Lion.
On April 19, Warren Gatland named his 41-man British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand, and deservedly included among them…
Michael Cantillon
29 Apr, 23:09
Evergreen Evans signs off from The Stoop in style
Nick Evans put in a man-of-the-match performance upon his final Harlequins appearance at The Stoop as Premiership leaders Wasps we…
Harry West
28 Apr, 17:13
WATCH: The Barrett Bolter that the ABs need
June 24th is rapidly approaching, so naturally it's time for all of us armchair selectors to start picking our All Blacks squad. …
28 Apr, 3:45
They’re England caps, you can’t just dish them out for free - Goode Questions Jones’ Squad
Former England fly half Andy Goode has questioned Eddie Jones’ decision to take a number of young, inexperienced players in his …
28 Apr, 0:52
Defence the best form of attack for Gatland's Lions
The Lions will leave the sparkling rugby to All Blacks when they arrive in New Zealand, but the tourists could well win the work-r…
James Harrington
27 Apr, 15:22
Lions 2005: Where are they now? Part 3
With Warren Gatland’s squad for the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand announced, we look back at the last time …
Dan Johansson
27 Apr, 6:27
Kaino expected to face Lions despite knee surgery
Jerome Kaino will be out for up to six weeks after suffering a slight meniscus tear, which requires surgery.
Peter Thompson
27 Apr, 5:18
Ireland prop Ross to retire
Mike Ross is to start a career in "the fast-growing world of technology" when his playing days come to an end.
Peter Thompson
25 Apr, 6:39
RugbyPass All Blacks Quiz - 25 April 2017
The Rugby Pass quiz. Test your knowledge on random rugby facts, stats and stories.
24 Apr, 21:47
11 memorable dates in Thierry Dusautoir's career
It's almost impossible to distill the career of soon-to-retire rugby legend Thierry Dusautoir into just a few key moments – but …
James Harrington
24 Apr, 14:28
RugbyPass Daily Quiz - 24/04/2017
The Rugby Pass quiz. Test your knowledge on random rugby facts, stats and stories.
24 Apr, 3:32
A British and Irish Lions' Coulda-Shoulda By-The-Phones Matchday 23
The time has come to second-guess Warren Gatland's Lions' picks and suggest who else could or should be on the plane to New Zealan…
James Harrington
21 Apr, 11:48
Former Fiji sevens coach Ryan immortalised in currency
Ben Ryan received the Companion of the Order of Fiji last year after the country's Olympic sevens triumph. He now features on a 50…
Christopher Devine
20 Apr, 12:27
Jones sets high expectations for England's new faces
England will be shorn of 16 British and Irish Lions representatives for their tour of Argentina, but Eddie Jones is focused on fin…
Christopher Devine
20 Apr, 11:11
Bulls and Springboks fly-half Pollard suffers another injury blow
Luckless Bulls fly-half Handre Pollard has been ruled out for up to 10 weeks after damaging his ankle in training on Thursday. …
Peter Thompson
20 Apr, 10:59
Lions 2017: How will Warren Gatland's Test XV look?
With the British and Irish Lions squad now in the public domain and the captain revealed to be Sam Warburton, thoughts quickly tur…
Jack Davies
20 Apr, 10:15
The British & Irish & Kiwi & Aussie & Everyone Else Lions 2017 Squad
Now the Lions squad has been announced, Jamie Wall calls for an immediate truce in any possible impending media battle over where …
Jamie Wall
20 Apr, 6:37
Hansen hints he would have picked Hartley for Lions
If Steve Hansen had been charged with picking the Lions squad, it appears Dylan Hartley would have been on the plane to New Zealan…
Christopher Devine
20 Apr, 6:09
Solomona selected as England name 15 uncapped players for Argentina tour
Denny Solomona is set to make his international rugby union debut on England's June tour of Argentina after being named as one of …
Christopher Devine
20 Apr, 5:18
All Blacks could be underestimating Lions, warns Fitzpatrick
Former New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick has warned his compatriots to not take the British and Irish Lions lightly when they m…
19 Apr, 17:08
The Gospel According to Saint Warren
Let There Be Lions 1 In the beginning was the speculation about the Lions' touring squad to New Zealand. 2 And the speculati…
James Harrington
19 Apr, 12:20
Lions 2017: Twitter reacts to Gatland's selection
Reactions to Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions squad announcement ranged from disbelief to unbridled joy.
Russell Greaves
19 Apr, 10:57
Lions 2017: Selfless Warburton reaps rewards of relinquishing Wales captaincy
Opting to step down as Wales captain has paid off for Sam Warburton, who can now look forward to leading the Lions again.
Peter Thompson
19 Apr, 10:47
Lions 2013 Back Three - Where Are They Now?
The final part of our seven-part series in the run up to this summer’s selection, taking a look at the 2013 incumbents and their…
Jake Howe
18 Apr, 22:32
Harlequins legend Evans to retire
Nick Evans is to bring the curtain down on his career at the end of Harlequins' current Premiership campaign.
Jack Davies
18 Apr, 6:19
Henry questions 'suicidal' Lions schedule
Graham Henry believes the British and Irish Lions could pay the price for a "suicidal" schedule on their tour to New Zealand. W…
Peter Thompson
18 Apr, 6:13
All Black Squire commits to Highlanders
Liam Squire has been linked with a move to France, but the New Zealand international has opted to remain with Highlanders.
Peter Thompson
18 Apr, 4:03
Wallabies star Drew Mitchell to retire
Only two players have scored more Rugby World Cup tries than Australia's Drew Mitchell, who is set to end his illustrious career.
Christopher Devine
17 Apr, 7:10
Lions 2013 Back row - Where Are They Now?
The fourth in a seven-part series in the run up to this summer's selection, taking a look at the 2013 incumbents and their chances…
Jake Howe
16 Apr, 4:43
Barrett expecting war of attrition when All Blacks face Lions
New Zealand star Beauden Barrett is expecting a war of attrition in the upcoming Test series against the British and Irish Lions. …
Peter Hanson
15 Apr, 10:11
Boyd: Milner-Skudder could miss Lions series
Chris Boyd thinks the Lions tour could come too soon for injured full-back Nehe Milner-Skudder.
Peter Thompson
15 Apr, 4:35
Lions 2017: The big decisions facing Warren Gatland
Time is running out for Warren Gatland to settle on the squad he will take to New Zealand in June in the hope of securing a second…
Jack Davies
14 Apr, 10:47
Folau remains Cheika's first-choice full-back
Israel Folau has not been operating at the peak of his powers for Waratahs, but Michael Cheika has backed the explosive back.
Peter Thompson
14 Apr, 4:16
The Rugby Pod - Kelly McBruune
Ex Scottish Captain, Saracens back-row, Crooner and Hotelier, Kelly Brown joins Big Jim, Goodey & Andy Rowe on this week's Pod. Ke…
Rugby Pod
14 Apr, 1:38
Lions 2013 Props - Where Are They Now?
The first in a seven-part series leading up to this summer's Lions tour to New Zealand, taking a look at the 2013 incumbents and …
Jake Howe
13 Apr, 0:51
The legend of Wyatt Crockett, Super Rugby's quiet record-breaker
Wyatt Crockett does not seem the most obvious man to set a new Super Rugby appearance record. But on Friday night, against the Sun…
Scotty Stevenson
12 Apr, 18:35
This is how you run a rugby tournament: A fan's experience of the Hong Kong Sevens
The Hong Kong leg of the IRB Sevens leaves New Zealand in the dust in terms of stadium experience, writes Jamie Wall. Attention…
Jamie Wall
11 Apr, 22:49
Warburton out for six weeks, but should make Lions tour
Sam Warburton has been ruled out for around six weeks with a knee injury but should be fit, if selected, for the British and Irish…
Peter Thompson
11 Apr, 11:41
Former Wales star Phillips to retire from rugby
Former Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the season. The Sale Sharks number …
Jack Davies
11 Apr, 11:05
Former Scotland skipper Brown to retire
Kelly Brown said he has been able to "live my dream for 13-years", but the time has come to announce his retirement.
Peter Thompson
11 Apr, 9:48
All Blacks captain Read revels in University comeback
Kieran Read has been carrying the water for Crusaders while not fully fit, but was back in action for club side University this we…
Peter Thompson
08 Apr, 5:37
Scotland to face Italy in Singapore
Gregor Townsend will kick off his Scotland tenure against Italy in Singapore.
Jack Davies
07 Apr, 8:40
All Blacks legend Carter to join Wilkinson, O'Driscoll in Hall of Fame
World Cup-winning New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter is to be inducted into the Rugby Players' Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony…
Harry West
03 Apr, 13:36
Shoot-out agony for Netherlands - but in rugby!
We're all used to shoot-outs in football, but Belgium and Netherlands experienced the extremely rare event of decisive penalties i…
Nicholas McGee
31 Mar, 13:00
Here are some things that should cheer up Australian rugby fans
It's been a tough old start to the Super Rugby season for Australian fans. In times like these it pays to remember the good times,…
Jamie Wall
30 Mar, 13:44
Why Denny Solomona's fast-track into an England jersey stinks
Like all England fans, I want to see the best players turning out for my national team, writes Lee Calvert – but as good as Denn…
Lee Calvert
29 Mar, 17:51
Reports of the death of Australian rugby may have been greatly exaggerated
Is rugby really the 26th most played sport in Australia, or are Roy Morgan's latest figures 'fake news'? Rugby is less popular …
Calum Henderson
27 Mar, 19:07
Ireland loss could be blessing in disguise for England, says Robinson
Jason Robinson hopes England's Six Nations defeat to Ireland can prove to be "a blessing in disguise" as they aim to emulate Clive…
Iain Strachan
27 Mar, 10:51
Weekend talking points: Lions' speculation, Rassie rumours, and the return of European rugby
There's still plenty of time to wonder who will make the plane for this summer's big New Zealand tour before Warren Gatland spoils…
James Harrington
27 Mar, 7:37
I should have put rugby on the backburner - Aaron Smith opens up on airport incident
Aaron Smith believes rugby should have taken a back seat as he attempted to patch things up with his family following his off-fiel…
Harry West
27 Mar, 5:52
There's still a way the All Blacks can play England in 2017
England and the All Blacks could still play each other in 2017 – albeit unofficially. Sounds far-fetched? It's happened before, …
Jamie Wall
23 Mar, 17:14
Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for second year running
Stuart Hogg has been named as the Six Nations Player of the Championship for the second year running with almost a quarter of the …
Peter Hanson
23 Mar, 9:38
Lucky Number Sevens: The link Between the Hong Kong Sevens and Chinese Rugby
?Much has been made of Alibaba’s USD100 million-dollar pledge to invest in domestic Chinese rugby. If the investment comes to fr…
Connor Frankhouser
23 Mar, 4:15
England vs New Zealand in Vegas
Talks had been proceeding at pace for arguably the biggest one-off money match in rugby history, although it has now been confirme…
Dan Johansson
22 Mar, 22:53
Ireland's World Cup 2023 Bid Videos
Competition to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 is heating up and Ireland are pulling out all the stops to impress World Rugby's T…
Fred Culazzo
22 Mar, 22:14
All Blacks to face Barbarians at Twickenham in November
England's hopes of facing New Zealand in November appear to have been dashed after the Barbarians confirmed they will take on the …
Jack Davies
22 Mar, 15:46
Alun Wyn Jones out for 'initial' six weeks
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones does not require surgery on the shoulder injury sustained against France on Saturday.
Jack Davies
22 Mar, 12:40
Jones would take four-captain Lions leadership group
England head coach Eddie Jones does not think only one Lions captain needs to be appointed before they head to New Zealand.
Peter Thompson
22 Mar, 5:09
The Rugby Pod - Episode 25 - Superfan
Superfan Andrew McNair hosts Big Jim & Goodey this week as they look back at the final round of action in this year's Six Nations.…
Rugby Pod
22 Mar, 0:11
The Tight Five: Stories From The World Of Rugby
First ACT Brumbies coach Rod Macqueen hopes Canberra has a Super Rugby future. Leicester Tigers leave Aaron Mauger 'devastated'…
21 Mar, 21:59
Who made our Six Nations Team of the Tournament?
The 2017 Six Nations is now but a memory. Lee Calvert relives the good times and honours the classiest of class acts with his Team…
Lee Calvert
21 Mar, 20:07
Scotland wing Lamont set to retire
Sean Lamont is set to bring the curtain down on his rugby career, having won 105 caps for Scotland.
Jack Davies
21 Mar, 13:31
Huw Jones out of Lions contention
Scotland and Stormers centre Huw Jones could miss up to five months with a hamstring tear, dashing his British and Irish Lions hop…
Jack Davies
21 Mar, 11:10
Good week, bad week: Who'd be a citing commissioner?
How the overwrought daytime soap opera in Paris can't hide Welsh problems; the continuing woes of Jacky and Thomas; Bucharest deli…
James Harrington
21 Mar, 10:09
Jones backs 'outstanding captain' Hartley
Dylan Hartley captained England to Six Nations glory again this year, but could miss out on a place in the British and Irish Lions…
Peter Thompson
21 Mar, 6:55
No action over alleged bite on North
George North held out his arm to show what appeared to be teeth marks in his arm at Stade de France.
Peter Thompson
21 Mar, 5:17
The Tight Five - Stories From The World Of Rugby
No action to be taken over alleged bite on George North. Read story. All Blacks security consultant wants Steve Hansen to appea…
20 Mar, 22:03
Jones insists England's World Cup bid not derailed by Ireland setback
One defeat does not alter England's chances of winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup, says head coach Eddie Jones.
Peter Hanson
20 Mar, 14:28
18 and out: All the talking points from the final weekend of the Six Nations
What went on in Paris, how the English loss might work in their favour, Vern's send-off, and what Warren Gatland said. Whatever…
James Harrington
20 Mar, 8:47
Wales are better than that - Tipuric
Justin Tipuric said Wales' fifth-placed finish in the Six Nations was tough to take and declared "we are better than that" after a…
Peter Thompson
19 Mar, 17:10
Lions Watch: O'Mahony makes most of late call-up, Test hooker spot up for grabs
Peter O'Mahony, Elliot Daly and Finn Russell were among the players to shine as British and Irish Lions hopefuls grasped their las…
Jack Davies
19 Mar, 11:33
England's 'finishers' meet their match in Ireland, but defeat keeps feet on the ground
'Finishers' is a word that has entered the lexicon of northern-hemisphere rugby since Eddie Jones was appointed England coach in N…
Jack Davies
19 Mar, 6:18
Back-to-back champions and world record holders - Jones tells England to be proud
Although England were unable to clinch a second straight Grand Slam against Ireland, Eddie Jones looked to the positives.
Tom Webber
18 Mar, 18:22
Maybe a leprechaun tackled him! - Jones' Heaslip remark shot down by Schmidt
Joe Schmidt did not take Eddie Jones' joke that a leprechaun had injured Jamie Heaslip ahead of Ireland's clash with England very …
Tom Webber
18 Mar, 17:57
New rules, same result? This is how the Six Nations table looks based on old points system
England won the Six Nations, but this is how the table would have looked under the old points system.
Jack Davies
18 Mar, 16:45
England's record-equalling run - Match by match
England won 18 Tests in succession. We take a look at their results during a record-equalling run of victories.
Christopher Devine
18 Mar, 16:31
Ireland were better than us - Jones
England could not find a way through a dogged Ireland defence in Dublin and Eddie Jones had no complaints following his side's def…
Christopher Devine
18 Mar, 15:52
More to come from 'incredible' England – Schmidt
Ireland halted another stunning winning run as England followed in the footsteps of New Zealand by tasting defeat at their hands.
Russell Greaves
18 Mar, 15:48
England 'not quite there yet' - Hartley
Dylan Hartley says England have plenty of room for improvement after Ireland ended their winning run at 18.
Christopher Devine
18 Mar, 15:23
Proud Best hails Ireland: We knew it would take a monumental effort
Ireland captain Rory Best hailed the "monumental effort" his side produced to deny England a Six Nations Grand Slam in Dublin. …
Christopher Devine
18 Mar, 15:23
It shouldn't ever happen again - Wales coach Howley enraged by France
Rob Howley has questioned the integrity of France's coaching staff and claims rugby was brought into disrepute during Wales' contr…
Iain Strachan
18 Mar, 15:06
Ireland deny England Slam glory in Dublin
England were not able to complete yet another late rescue act as their 18-match winning streak was halted by Ireland in Dublin.
Christopher Devine
18 Mar, 14:57
France snatch win over Wales with bizarre late drama
France's persistence finally paid off when Damien Chouly scored a late try in a confusing end to their clash with Wales.
Peter Thompson
18 Mar, 13:50
Tearful Cotter bids emotional farewell to Scotland
Vern Cotter got emotional after beating Italy in his final match as Scotland head coach.
Jack Davies
18 Mar, 11:22
Cotter ends Scotland reign with Italy victory
Scotland triumphed 29-0 over Italy to give themselves a chance of finishing second in the Six Nations.
Jack Davies
18 Mar, 10:48
Ireland v England - A Short History
When England arrived in Lansdowne Road 14 years ago for a Grand Slam decider, two rugby nations held their breath and prepared for…
Fred Culazzo
18 Mar, 0:24
Ireland v England: Everything you need to know
England already have the Six Nations title wrapped up, but victory against second-placed Ireland on Saturday will ensure they set …
Peter Thompson
17 Mar, 15:01
France v Wales: Everything you need to know
A possible ranking of fourth ahead of the Rugby World Cup draw is the prize on offer for Wales away to France in the Six Nations.
Iain Strachan
17 Mar, 14:48
Scotland v Italy: Everything you need to know
Gregor Townsend is primed to take over as Vern Cotter oversees his final Scotland game against Italy in the Six Nations.
Peter Hanson
17 Mar, 12:30
Hamstring injury rules Gray out of Cotter's farewell
Vern Cotter will be without Richie Gray for his final match in charge of Scotland due a hamstring injury.
Peter Hanson
17 Mar, 9:27
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World Of Rugby
World Rugby’s international calendar from 2020 boosts Georgia and co. Brian Ashton doesn’t believe Irish backlash will be e…
16 Mar, 19:57
Jones - England are not yet good enough to win World Cup
England coach Eddie Jones has insisted that his side are not yet ready to win the Rugby World Cup despite being one win away from …
Gareth Morgan
16 Mar, 17:18
Schmidt rues loss of key man Murray
Conor Murray's shoulder injury means that Kieran Marmion will make just his second Test start in Saturday's Six Nations clash with…
Gareth Morgan
16 Mar, 16:53
Jones challenges England to keep climbing the mountain
Eddie Jones has likened England's rise to climbing a mountain as they attempt to scale new heights by claiming a record 19th conse…
Peter Thompson
16 Mar, 13:05
Six Nations Preview: Ireland vs England
James Harrington
16 Mar, 12:05
Six Nations Preview: France vs Wales
James Harrington
16 Mar, 11:24
Rowntree named Lions assistant coach
Warren Gatland has added former England assistant Graham Rowntree to his British and Irish Lions coaching team.
Peter Hanson
16 Mar, 11:13
Six Nations Preview: Scotland vs Italy
James Harrington
16 Mar, 10:51
England vs New Zealand: The match everyone wants in 2017 ... but rugby does not need
James Harrington
16 Mar, 10:45
July Tests and more tier-two chances among big World Rugby calendar changes
More opportunities for tier-two nations were prominent in World Rugby's calendar alterations announced on Thursday.
Peter Hanson
16 Mar, 10:40
Murray ruled out of England clash
Kieran Marmion will make his first Six Nations start against champions England in Dublin due to Conor Murray's shoulder problem.
Peter Thompson
16 Mar, 10:25
How to beat England: Ireland's guide to ending another winning run
How will Ireland go about denying England a historic day in the Six Nations?
Jack Davies
16 Mar, 9:13
Ford replaces Brown for Italy clash
Scotland have replaced Fraser Brown with Ross Ford for their final match of the 2017 Six Nations against Italy at Murrayfield.
Alex Fisher
16 Mar, 8:08
France hand Vahaamahina recall for Wales clash
Guy Noves has made just one change for the final round of the 2017 Six Nations against Wales, Sebastien Vahaamahina starting at se…
Alex Fisher
16 Mar, 6:34
Vunipola returns as England chase All Blacks record in Dublin
Eddie Jones has recalled Billy Vunipola at number eight as England travel to Ireland in the Six Nations looking to surpass New Zea…
Matthew Scott
16 Mar, 6:12
Five key players in England's record-equalling run
Eddie Jones has been lauded for guiding England to a record-equalling 18 consecutive Test wins and he has called upon 49 players t…
Russell Greaves
16 Mar, 5:00
Can hungry England give 'Big Bad Wolf' Hansen a nasty surprise?
England stand on the brink of a record-breaking win in Ireland this weekend, but can they be a match for the All Blacks?
Peter Thompson
15 Mar, 15:49
Stat attack: How Sam Warburton is more effective than Louis Picamoles
Lee Calvert
15 Mar, 14:17
How the final act of the 2017 Six Nations could change the 2019 World Cup
The Irish should be cheering on the French this weekend. More weirdly, and depending on what happens in Paris, Welsh rugby fans ma…
James Harrington
15 Mar, 12:51
RFU open to England-New Zealand showdown in 2017
It is the match that everyone wants to see and England could yet play New Zealand in 2017.
Peter Hanson
15 Mar, 10:44
Daly on course to face Ireland
Elliot Daly is progressing well ahead of England's bid to win a record 19th consecutive game in Dublin.
Alex Fisher
15 Mar, 10:40
Wales unchanged for France clash
Rob Howley said the players who started Wales' victory over Ireland last Friday deserve to keep their shirts in Paris.
Peter Thompson
15 Mar, 6:34
The All Blacks have their own official podcast now: A review
Calum Henderson
14 Mar, 21:38
Daly retained in England squad
Elliot Daly could feature for England against Ireland this weekend after being retained in Eddie Jones' 25-man squad as his side g…
Alex Fisher
14 Mar, 19:09
Good week, bad week: England's seven-try MVP
James Harrington
14 Mar, 17:29
Scotland win not ideal preparation for England's Ireland trip - Johnson
Martin Johnson feels England would have preferred a sterner test from Scotland as they eye another Six Nations Grand Slam.
Alex Fisher
14 Mar, 12:34
Scotland hooker Brown cleared to face Italy
Vern Cotter will be able to call upon Fraser Brown for Scotland's Six Nations clash with Italy after the hooker avoided a suspensi…
Christopher Devine
14 Mar, 12:03
England followed concussion protocols to the letter with Daly, says Jones
Elliot Daly briefly returned to the field after suffering a head injury against Scotland, but Eddie Jones insists no protocol was …
Christopher Devine
14 Mar, 7:29
Watson lauds 'crucial' Ford-Farrell axis
George Ford and Owen Farrell have starred throughout England's winning run. "It's crucial having those two guys there," said Antho…
Christopher Devine
13 Mar, 18:30
England coach Jones wary of Big Bad Wolf Hansen
England coach Eddie Jones is wary of accepting compliments from the Big Bad Wolf, known more commonly as New Zealand counterpart S…
Peter Hanson
13 Mar, 17:47
Who's going to start for Stade Racing Francais Metro? And other talking points from the weekend's rugby
James Harrington
13 Mar, 16:00
Joining the immortals - how England's record-equalling run compares to New Zealand
England matched a record of 18 consecutive tier-one victories set by powerhouses New Zealand with their 61-21 dismantling of Scotl…
Peter Hanson
13 Mar, 14:04
Blow for Ireland's Bowe after suspected leg fracture
Ireland will be without winger Tommy Bowe in the Six Nations against England due to a suspected leg fracture.
Peter Hanson
13 Mar, 12:33
Edwards plays down row over 'harmless' middle-finger gesture
"There was nothing in it whatsoever" - Shaun Edwards shrugged off questions over his middle-finger salute during Wales v Ireland.
Harry West
13 Mar, 11:54
England's Slam chance in Ireland like a World Cup final - Jones
Not since 1997 and 1998 has a team completed back-to-back Grand Slams and Eddie Jones is rallying the England troops for the trip …
Peter Hanson
13 Mar, 11:15
It's just me not knowing the rules - Ireland's Henshaw holds his hands up
After his transgression cost Ireland a potentially match-winning try against Wales in the Six Nations, Robbie Henshaw owned up to …
Harry West
13 Mar, 9:13
Brown facing further punishment after Daly tackle
Scotland hooker Fraser Brown has been cited for his second-minute tip-tackle on England's Elliot Daly during Saturday's Six Nation…
Harry West
13 Mar, 7:31
Vunipola eager for England to overhaul All Blacks
A second Grand Slam in succession is tantalisingly close for England, but Billy Vunipola is keen to make sure the side continues t…
Christopher Devine
12 Mar, 20:05
Meticulous Jones will guarantee England are ready for Dublin, says Lawes
Courtney Lawes is confident there will be “no stone left unturned” as England seek to make history next weekend by completing …
Christopher Devine
12 Mar, 15:29
Lions Watch: Webb weaves his magic as Murray flops
Warren Gatland is edging ever closer to the day he will name his British and Irish Lions touring party, but who caught his eye thi…
Russell Greaves
12 Mar, 9:50
Scotland's Bennett set to miss Italy clash
Scotland were hampered by injuries in the heavy Six Nations loss to England and one casualty was replacement back Mark Bennett.
Russell Greaves
12 Mar, 7:48
Hansen lauds Jones after England equal All Blacks' record
England equalled New Zealand's record of 18 consecutive Test wins by beating Scotland and Steve Hansen said a solid work ethic was…
Russell Greaves
12 Mar, 7:29
Jones: Ireland have psychological advantage over vulnerable England
Eddie Jones is wary of Ireland, despite England's record pursuit after going back-to-back in the Six Nations.
Sacha Pisani
11 Mar, 20:54
That was useless - Barclay laments Scotland's Twickenham horror show
Scotland's hopes of a Six Nations title went up in smoke against England and captain John Barclay was brutally honest in his asses…
Harry West
11 Mar, 13:57
Jones hungry for Grand Slam after dismantling Scotland
England made it 18 Test wins in a row, equalling New Zealand's record, but coach Eddie Jones is hungry for more.
Russell Greaves
11 Mar, 13:54
Scotland thwarted by first-half injuries - Cotter
Scotland coach Vern Cotter felt the withdrawals of Stuart Hogg and Mark Bennett denied Scotland the chance to compete with England…
Tom Webber
11 Mar, 13:53
England hat-trick hero Joseph hails fast start after Scotland mauling
England spent two weeks preparing to start explosively against Scotland, according to Jonathan Joseph.
Tom Webber
11 Mar, 13:37
Eighteen wins and counting - England's record-equalling run
England have now won 18 Tests in succession. We take a look at their results during a record-equalling run of Test victories.
Christopher Devine
11 Mar, 13:15
Joseph's technicolour display seals England's Six Nations glory and equals All Blacks' record
Jonathan Joseph's treble inspired England to Six Nations triumph and a record-equalling win as Scotland were put to the sword at T…
Harry West
11 Mar, 13:06
Italy to pick up wooden spoon after France romp to Rome victory
A fortnight on from impressing in defeat to England, there was less for Italy to cheer as they were well beaten at home by France.
Christopher Devine
11 Mar, 10:36
Schmidt accepts costly Henshaw decision
Robbie Henshaw's illegal bind proved costly for Ireland, with Joe Schmidt admitting: "There were things that we've got to be bette…
Jack Davies
10 Mar, 19:34
England v Scotland: Everything you need to know
England could equal the All Blacks' record run and win the Six Nations with victory over Scotland on Saturday.
Jack Davies
10 Mar, 19:29
Howley proud of Wales after fortnight of 'hurt'
Rob Howley praised his Wales players following their Six Nations victory over Ireland, admitting: "There's been a lot of hurt in t…
Jack Davies
10 Mar, 18:13
Italy v France: Everything you need to know
Italy's tactics will be under the spotlight when they host France in the Six Nations at the Stadio Olimpico.
Nicholas McGee
10 Mar, 17:36
North answers critics as Wales open door for England
Wales' victory over Ireland leaves England on the brink of Six Nations glory, with George North having touched down twice.
Jack Davies
10 Mar, 17:22
Te'o on standby after Farrell misses training
Owen Farrell is a doubt for England, so Ben Te'o could face Scotland in the Six Nations.
Jack Davies
10 Mar, 15:26
Beale's Australia, Waratahs return confirmed
Wallabies back Kurtley Beale is returning to Australia, signing a two-year deal with Waratahs and the ARU. Beale, 28, played fo…
Dejan Kalinic
10 Mar, 0:16
Wales v Ireland: Everything you need to know
With Ireland seeking to keep the pressure on Six Nations leaders England, Wales will need to up their game to stop Joe Schmidt's s…
Russell Greaves
09 Mar, 14:35
Beale set for Australia return to pursue World Cup goal
A desire to feature for his country at the 2019 Rugby World Cup is behind Kurtley Beale's decision to return to Australia.
Russell Greaves
09 Mar, 12:32
Six Nations Preview: Italy vs France
James Harrington
09 Mar, 11:19
Six Nations Preview: England vs Scotland
James Harrington
09 Mar, 10:04
Six Nations Preview: Wales vs Ireland
James Harrington
08 Mar, 11:11
The Six Types of Six Nations Rugby Fans
So the Six Nations has settled into a nice little groove and Super Rugby has returned in earnest. The first shoots of springtime a…
Dan Johansson
08 Mar, 10:46
England v Scotland Preview - 1983 - The Year That Was
Fred Culazzo
08 Mar, 9:51
Schmidt preaches importance of continuity as Ireland unchanged for Wales
Ireland have the benefit of naming an unchanged side to face Wales in the Six Nations, much to the delight of coach Joe Schmidt.
Peter Hanson
08 Mar, 9:09
Howley opts against Wales overhaul for Ireland clash
Despite their poor performance against Scotland, Wales name an unchanged squad for their Six Nations match against Ireland.
Jack Davies
08 Mar, 6:44
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World of Rugby
07 Mar, 17:11
Six Nations mid-term report cards: England still on track for an A, but Wales must try harder
Lee Calvert
07 Mar, 16:41
Good week, bad week: Why Wales are desperate for a win
James Harrington
07 Mar, 15:57
The opening salvos in French rugby's new battle over central contracts have begun
James Harrington
07 Mar, 15:35
O'Shea turns to Canna in the absence of injured Allan
Carlo Canna will start at fly-half against France on Saturday as Italy look to claim their first win of the 2017 Six Nations.
Alex Fisher
07 Mar, 11:01
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World of Rugby
06 Mar, 21:17
Billy Vunipola worthy of England recall, says scrum coach Hatley
England scrum coach Neal Hatley is not surprised that 72 minutes of action has been deemed sufficient for Billy Vunipola to be rec…
John Reeves
06 Mar, 12:26
Billy's back and all the other talking points from the weekend of European rugby
06 Mar, 10:35
Billy Vunipola added to England squad
England have recalled Billy Vunipola following his return from injury with Saracens.
Jack Davies
05 Mar, 17:08
Six Nations beckons as England's Vunipola survives Saracens return unscathed
Saracens welcomed back Billy Vunipola in a Premiership win over Newcastle Falcons, boosting his chances of England selection.
Peter Hanson
05 Mar, 12:41
When you coach the Springboks, there is always a gun to your head - Coetzee
Allister Coetzee has opened up on the pressure of coaching the Springboks, saying: "There is always a gun to your head."
Jack Davies
05 Mar, 11:36
Billy Vunipola return can tip the Six Nations balance for England - Ben Youngs
Ben Youngs believes England's Six Nations aspirations will be given a huge boost if Billy Vunipola returns to the fold in the comi…
Tom Webber
05 Mar, 5:22
SA Rugby bid to stop overseas exodus with new ruling
The number of players leaving South African shores to take up contracts overseas has long since been a concern for SA Rugby.
Peter Thompson
03 Mar, 9:43
Leinster pull off Fardy coup
Scott Fardy opted to turn his back on Brumbies in order to take on a new challenge in a different country.
Peter Thompson
03 Mar, 5:57
In defence of Eddie Jones' call to change the ruck laws
James Harrington
02 Mar, 10:30
Payne back in Ireland contention
Jared Payne could make his Ireland return against Wales after being included in a 36-man squad for the final two rounds of the Six…
Alex Fisher
02 Mar, 10:03
Allan injury forces Italy changes
Italy have named a 31-man squad to face France in the Six Nations, but there is no place for injured fly-half Tommaso Allan.
Alex Fisher
01 Mar, 12:47
Moody: England should be wary of Scotland threat
Scotland have the potential to deliver a huge blow to England's Six Nations hopes at Twickenham on March 11, according to Lewis Mo…
Alex Fisher
01 Mar, 12:25
Ireland fly-half Jackson signs new Ulster deal
Paddy Jackson had been linked with a move to Northampton Saints, but will stay with Ulster until at least 2019.
Peter Thompson
01 Mar, 11:14
Good week, bad week: Have we hit peak Braveheart yet?
28 Feb, 16:12
Lions Watch: Russell inspires Scotland, Joe launching into contention
Wales' Lions hopefuls were not at their best this weekend, but Finn Russell, Joe Launchbury and Jonathan Sexton caught the eye.
Peter Thompson
27 Feb, 11:54
Bernard Laporte's country-first changes are set for a backlash from clubs
James Harrington
27 Feb, 11:27
Springboks keep faith with Coetzee and bring in Smith
SA Rugby have kept faith with Allister Coetzee but the governing body have made changes to the coaching staff after a dismal 2016.
Peter Thompson
27 Feb, 10:42
What The Fox? Four talking points from the weekend's Six Nations
James Harrington
27 Feb, 8:42
Woodward lauds Italy's 'innovative' tactics against England
Eddie Jones has called for World Rugby's intervention to stop a repeat of Italy's unconventional tactics, but Clive Woodward was a…
Tom Webber
27 Feb, 6:28
Fishing for Big Vern: The tactics of Eddie Jones' post-match interview
Scotty Stevenson
26 Feb, 19:42
Jones, Ford call for World Rugby intervention after Italy 'no-ruck' tactics
England were unimpressed by Italy's gameplan in the Six Nations at Twickenham and Eddie Jones has called on World Rugby to take ac…
Harry West
26 Feb, 18:47
Scotland's Hardie to miss rest of Six Nations
They enjoyed a win over Wales on Saturday, but Scotland have lost flanker John Hardie for the remainder of the Six Nations.
Harry West
26 Feb, 18:25
It's not rugby - England coach Jones unamused by Italy tactics
Italy's unusual tactics at Twickenham drew criticism from Eddie Jones, whose England side solved the puzzle to claim a Six Nations…
Harry West
26 Feb, 13:12
England overcome tactical quandary from inventive Azzurri
Italy provided England with a tactical puzzle but Eddie Jones' side prevailed, scoring six tries in a 36-15 Six Nations win at Twi…
Harry West
26 Feb, 12:01
Noves able to find positives in France defeat
Guy Noves was not too disheartened despite France's 19-9 loss to Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Alex Fisher
25 Feb, 17:00
Schmidt delighted with Sexton return
Jonathan Sexton returned from injury to guide Ireland to a 19-9 victory over France in the Six Nations, much to the delight of Joe…
Alex Fisher
25 Feb, 16:52
Cotter relishing England-Scotland showdown after overcoming Wales
Scotland's win over Wales has set up a crucial Six Nations clash with England and Vern Cotter cannot wait for the game.
Peter Hanson
25 Feb, 12:39
Howley concedes Wales' title hopes are over after Scotland reverse
Wales are playing for nothing but pride in their final two Six Nations matches, says interim head coach Rob Howley.
Peter Hanson
25 Feb, 12:38
Scotland end Wales woes to enhance Six Nations hopes
Scotland have had to wait 10 long years for a win over Wales, but in doing so they provide a huge boost to their Six Nations hopes…
Peter Hanson
25 Feb, 11:38
England v Italy: Everything you need to know
Few will back against an England win at Twickenham on Sunday, but Italy will be desperate to avoid another heavy Six Nations defea…
Harry West
25 Feb, 6:48
Scotland v Wales: Everything you need to know
Scotland and Wales cannot afford another Six Nations defeat when they lock horns at Murrayfield after losing before the break.
Peter Thompson
24 Feb, 13:45
France not worried by Sexton return
Yannick Bru insists the return of Jonathan Sexton has not changed France's focus ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash in Dublin.
Alex Fisher
24 Feb, 13:04
Ireland v France: Everything you need to know
Ireland and France are both well aware that a defeat in Dublin would all but end their respective hopes of winning the Six Nations…
Peter Hanson
24 Feb, 12:56
Ireland must raise their game for France - O'Driscoll
Former captain Brian O'Driscoll has called on Ireland to find another gear to deal with the threat posed by France in the Six Nati…
Alex Fisher
24 Feb, 12:46
No one can match England's squad strength, claims Jones
England have more strength in depth than any of their rivals in world rugby, Eddie Jones claimed ahead of the Six Nations clash wi…
Alex Fisher
24 Feb, 12:03
Ireland v France - Rivalry Video
24 Feb, 10:57
I was not an Italian spy! - No ulterior motive for Conte in Eddie Jones meeting
Antonio Conte visited Eddie Jones at England's training centre this week, but insisted he was not serving as a spy for Italy.
Nicholas McGee
24 Feb, 10:20
Te'o handed first England start, bench role for Vunipola
Ben Te'o, Danny Care, James Haskell and Jonny May come into the England starting line-up for a game they will be expected to win e…
Peter Thompson
24 Feb, 5:29
Six Nations Preview: England vs Italy
James Harrington
24 Feb, 5:24
Why Georgia deserves a place in the Six Nations
James Harrington
23 Feb, 12:46
Howley wants bigger impact from the bench in Scotland
Following criticism of his changes against England, Wales coach Rob Howley wants a bigger impact from the bench in Scotland.
Jack Davies
23 Feb, 11:21
Sexton to start for Ireland against France
Ireland have been boosted by the return of Jonathan Sexton for their Six Nations clash with France.
Jack Davies
23 Feb, 9:57
Six Nations Preview: Ireland vs France
James Harrington
23 Feb, 9:26
Six Nations Preview: Scotland vs Wales
James Harrington
23 Feb, 7:46
Barclay named captain as Scotland change five for Wales
Vern Cotter has made five changes to Scotland's line-up to face Wales in the Six Nations with John Barclay to captain the team.
Peter Hanson
23 Feb, 7:16
Noves makes three France changes
Having beaten Scotland last time out, France head to Ireland for a match they likely must win to keep their Six Nations title hope…
Russell Greaves
23 Feb, 7:09
Farrell learning plenty from Wilkinson
Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson has been praised by England fly-half Owen Farrell.
Dejan Kalinic
22 Feb, 22:12
Joseph left out of England squad
Eddie Jones has dropped Jonathan Joseph from the England squad preparing to take on Italy in the Six Nations.
Jack Davies
22 Feb, 15:45
Laidlaw a massive loss for Scotland - Webb
Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb said Scotland will miss Greig Laidlaw "as a leader and as a kicker" ahead of Saturday's clash at Murray…
Peter Thompson
22 Feb, 12:08
Gatland plans nightly choir practice for Lions squad
The British and Irish Lions will need to be on song if they are to impress in New Zealand.
Jack Davies
22 Feb, 10:42
Allan and Campagnaro handed Italy starts at Twickenham
Conor O'Shea has reacted to Italy's humiliating 63-10 thrashing by Ireland by making four changes to the side to face England.
Peter Thompson
22 Feb, 9:25
It is a closed competition - Six Nations chief dashes Georgia's hopes
It seems unlikely that Georgia will feature in the Six Nations - or any amended version of the competition - in the near future.
Harry West
22 Feb, 6:12
North returns for Wales, Charteris back on bench
There were no surprises as Wales named their team to face Scotland, with the fit-again George North included in an otherwise uncha…
Christopher Devine
22 Feb, 4:33
O'Driscoll wary of 'bullish' Wales
The legendary Brian O'Driscoll warned Ireland cannot afford to think about facing England with France and Wales to come before the…
Peter Thompson
21 Feb, 12:38
North set for Wales return
George North came through training on Tuesday and is expected to be back in the Wales starting line-up against Scotland at Murrayf…
Peter Thompson
21 Feb, 10:23
Solomona deserves Lions place - Healey
He may only be five games into his rugby union career, but Austin Healey says Denny Solomona's explosive impact deserves Lions rec…
Alex Fisher
21 Feb, 4:54
Wallabies star Haylett-Petty re-signs with ARU
After a breakout 2016, Wallabies star Dane Haylett-Petty re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
Dejan Kalinic
20 Feb, 22:57
France lose Bastareaud and Chouly for Ireland clash
Mathieu Bastareaud and Damien Chouly will not travel with the France squad to take on Ireland in Dublin after sustaining injuries.
Peter Thompson
20 Feb, 17:36
Fit-again Mako Vunipola set to face Italy
After making his Saracens comeback on Friday, Mako Vunipola is now poised to return to the international scene this weekend.
Peter Thompson
20 Feb, 17:28
England no closer to All Blacks - Betsen
England have reeled off a record 16 consecutive wins, but Serge Betsen expects that run to come to an end during the Six Nations.
Peter Thompson
20 Feb, 12:25
Sexton and Kearney poised to face France
Jonathan Sexton could make his Ireland return this weekend, while Rob Kearney also appears to be winning his battle to be fit.
Peter Thompson
20 Feb, 10:51
Talking Points: What the hell is Tactical Periodisation?
20 Feb, 8:47
Billy Vunipola expects to miss Six Nations finale
England appear unlikely to welcome back Billy Vunipola during the Six Nations. "I probably won't make the Ireland game," said the …
Christopher Devine
20 Feb, 6:30
Solomona weeks away from England eligibility - Diamond
England could call on in-form Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona in the next "three to four weeks", according to Steve Diamond.
Alex Fisher
19 Feb, 13:49
Vickerman will be sorely missed, says Eddie Jones
Dan Vickerman was described as a "wonderfully committed team player and a good guy" by Eddie Jones, his former coach at internatio…
Christopher Devine
19 Feb, 9:03
A true gentleman of the game: Rugby world mourns Vickerman
Dan Vickerman, who has died at 37, has been hailed as "a true gentleman of the game" and "a real competitor" by former team-mates.
Christopher Devine
19 Feb, 4:23
Former Wallaby Vickerman dies aged 37
Dan Vickerman, a former lock for the Wallabies, Brumbies and Waratahs, died aged 37.
Dejan Kalinic
19 Feb, 0:23
McCall expects Vunipola to face Italy
Mako Vunipola produced an all-action display on his return from injury and Mark McCall thinks he is ready for England duty.
Peter Thompson
18 Feb, 10:17
Georgia promises 55,000 fans per game in Six Nations plea
"Tell us what we have to do" - Georgia has pleaded to be allowed into the Six Nations.
Jack Davies
18 Feb, 6:36
Lealiifano in remission following leukaemia diagnosis
After undergoing a bone marrow transplant, Christian Lealiifano said: "Everything is looking good. To be cancer-free is quite amaz…
Christopher Devine
18 Feb, 5:12
Wales great Edwards urges Howley to unleash Giles
Facing Scotland in the Six Nations would be an "easier baptism" for Keelan Giles, according to Wales legend Gareth Edwards.
Peter Thompson
17 Feb, 13:12
Hastings hopes 'cheeky chappy' Price is right to soften Laidlaw blow
Gavin Hastings said injuries are the "nature of the beast" after Greig Laidlaw was ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations.
Peter Thompson
17 Feb, 12:24
Scotland lose Strauss for rest of Six Nations
Two days after Greig Laidlaw was ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations, Josh Strauss' tournament has now come to a premature e…
Peter Thompson
17 Feb, 9:32
Wallaby Frisby extends Reds deal
Wallabies' Nick Frisby has extended his stay with Queensland Reds in Super Rugby.
Dejan Kalinic
17 Feb, 1:06
Carter apologises for drink-driving
Dan Carter apologised after the New Zealand great was caught drink-driving in France.
Dejan Kalinic
16 Feb, 22:18
Gatland keeping an open mind over Lions squad
Warren Gatland will pick the brains of his coaching staff after the Six Nations as he mulls over a squad for the Lions tour.
Peter Thompson
16 Feb, 17:00
Left-field options for the Lions captaincy? Five players Warren Gatland should consider
James Harrington
16 Feb, 14:00
Mako Vunipola set for Saracens return
Eddie Jones hopes to bring Mako Vunipola into the England squad if he comes through Saracens clash with Gloucester unscathed.
Jack Davies
16 Feb, 12:47
Charteris in line to return against Scotland
He has missed Wales' opening two Six Nations outings but Luke Charteris is in contention to feature against Scotland at Murrayfiel…
Harry West
16 Feb, 10:09
Lam hits back at Hansen over 'ex-New Zealander' jibe
Steve Hansen's description of Pat Lam as an "ex-New Zealander" has drawn the ire of the Connacht head coach.
Harry West
16 Feb, 3:52
Shots fired: Steve Hansen's hypocritical beef with Pat Lam
Jamie Wall
15 Feb, 22:11
Wallaby Hodge re-signs with Rebels
Reece Hodge's new contract runs through until the end of 2020, tying him down beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Sacha Pisani
15 Feb, 22:08
BREAKING NEWS: Scotland captain Laidlaw ruled out of Six Nations
An ankle injury has ended Greig Laidlaw's Six Nations campaign with Scotland prematurely.
Tom Webber
15 Feb, 8:57
Faletau given chance to prove fitness with Bath return
Bath will be bolstered by the returning Taulupe Faletau as the forward looks to prove his fitness ahead of the rest of the Six Nat…
Matthew Scott
15 Feb, 8:07
Lawes inspired by fierce competition
England have continued their winning run into the Six Nations and Courtney Lawes is one of many to have impressed for Eddie Jones'…
Russell Greaves
15 Feb, 4:34
Eddie Jones' 'finishers' are the only thing keeping England on track for the Slam
Lee Calvert
14 Feb, 16:57
Brisbane Global Rugby Tens - A Viral Masterpiece
Fred Culazzo
14 Feb, 7:42
Heaslip signs long-term IRFU contract
Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslip said his new deal with Leinster will give him the chance to "continue to chase the dream".
Peter Thompson
14 Feb, 7:12
Lions Watch: Stander outstanding, Daly delivers again
Lions hopefuls CJ Stander, Elliot Daly and Ross Moriarty were among the standout performers in the latest round of Six Nations gam…
Christopher Devine
13 Feb, 11:28
'Six Nations > Rugby Championship' and other talking points from Round Two
James Harrington
13 Feb, 8:09
Mako Vunipola in line for England return against Italy
England suffered a number of injury blows ahead of the Six Nations, but things are starting to improve for Eddie Jones.
Christopher Devine
13 Feb, 6:23
White is the new black – but Eddie Jones will never admit it
Scotty Stevenson
12 Feb, 23:44
Dagg commits to All Blacks
Israel Dagg said he has some "attractive offers" to leave New Zealand but was not ready to leave his homeland.
Peter Thompson
12 Feb, 17:00
Noves: France win was not a step back
France head coach Guy Noves was frustrated with his side's performance but happy with the result "for once" against Scotland.
Peter Thompson
12 Feb, 15:10
Frustrated Hogg says Scotland 'chucked it away'
Stuart Hogg said errors and an inability to respect the ball was Scotland's downfall at Stade de France.
Peter Thompson
12 Feb, 14:53
Weekend Round-Up: Proof this is the best Six Nations for years
12 Feb, 14:48
France bring Scotland back down to earth
Camille Lopez scored 17 points as France claimed their first win of the Six Nations in a bruising encounter with Scotland.
Peter Thompson
12 Feb, 12:27
Daly: I just pinned my ears back to get into that corner
England's match-winner Elliot Daly was thrilled to score his second international try to seal a second Six Nations win for Eddie J…
Alex Fisher
12 Feb, 8:04
Former All Black Lauaki dies aged 35
Former All Blacks forward Sione Lauaki died at the age of 35.
Dejan Kalinic
11 Feb, 21:19
Howley expects Murrayfield reaction from beaten Wales
After Wales suffered a painful 21-16 Six Nations loss to England, Rob Howley said: "I've got no doubt we'll have a reaction".
Christopher Devine
11 Feb, 17:59
England coach Jones: We've used up all our get-out-of-jail cards
England are set to make changes for Italy's visit, but Eddie Jones was delighted with his team's efforts in rescuing a win against…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb, 16:38
Jones left to rue 75-minute performance
After seeing his side lose to England in cruel fashion, Alun Wyn Jones said: "Hopefully we answered the critics and some of the do…
11 Feb, 14:55
Hartley, Jones hail England character after Cardiff comeback
England's latest comeback drew high praise from Eddie Jones, who said: "I think the players believe we can be the best team in the…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb, 14:17
Schmidt hails hat-trick hero Stander and Ireland character in record win
Ireland racked up a record victory over Italy in the Six Nations and head coach Joe Schmidt was in a buoyant mood.
Peter Hanson
11 Feb, 14:03
Daly rescues England in Cardiff thriller
England looked set to be beaten in Cardiff, but a late try from Elliot Daly kept Eddie Jones' team on course for a second successi…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb, 13:47
Treble for unlikely talisman Stander as Ireland thrash Italy
Ireland ran in nine tries, with three coming from CJ Stander, in a 63-10 Six Nations demolition of Italy in Rome.
Nicholas McGee
11 Feb, 11:26
North ruled out in late blow for Wales
George North was initially named in Wales' team to face England, but was ruled out on the day of the game with Alex Cuthbert repla…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb, 11:06
Nightmare 2016 can help South Africa - Jantjies
The Springboks lost eight of their 12 Tests in 2016, but Elton Jantjies sees hope for 2017.
Nicholas McGee
11 Feb, 10:09
France v Scotland: Everything you need to know
Vern Cotter's Scotland are bidding to back up their victory over Ireland with a long-awaited win away to an improving France.
Iain Strachan
11 Feb, 8:56
Ireland skipper Best out through illness
Rory Best will not feature for Ireland against Italy, with Niall Scannell taking his place at hooker.
Nicholas McGee
11 Feb, 8:42
France have to beat Scotland - Yachvili
Dimitri Yachvili feels there are many positive signs for France after their defeat to England. "Now we are waiting for the win," h…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb, 3:00
WATCH: Wales coach brings the house down with Eddie Jones quip
The quick-thinking Robin McBryde answered a journalist's phone during a press conference, pretending it was Eddie Jones on the lin…
Peter Thompson
10 Feb, 14:25
Italy v Ireland: Everything you need to know
Ireland training at Harlequins during the 2015 World Cup may give Italy coach Conor O'Shea an advantage ahead of their Six Nations…
Nicholas McGee
10 Feb, 12:44
Ireland hoping for the Best with unwell captain
There was a notable absentee for the captain's run in Rome on Friday with the skipper himself unable to train with his Ireland tea…
Peter Thompson
10 Feb, 12:42
Wales v England: Everything you need to know
On a 14-match winning run under Eddie Jones, England travel to Cardiff for a blockbuster Six Nations clash against Wales on Saturd…
Harry West
10 Feb, 11:33
Wales to make late call on North and Biggar
Dan Biggar and George North trained on Friday but there are no guarantees they will be fit to face England in Cardiff.
Peter Thompson
10 Feb, 10:24
Hogg to hit 50 for Scotland in Paris, Barclay replaces Wilson
Scotland have made a solitary change for their Six Nations match against France, which will see full-back Stuart Hogg earn his 50t…
Christopher Devine
10 Feb, 8:02
Goujon the sole change to France XV
Guy Noves has made just one change to the France side for their game with Scotland, Loann Goujon replacing Damien Chouly.
Nicholas McGee
10 Feb, 7:06
Yachvili tips Serin to make scrum-half jersey his own
Dimitri Yachvili has no doubt Baptiste Serin can be a star at scrum-half for France for years to come.
Peter Hanson
10 Feb, 4:00
Is Ardie Savea the most fashionable rugby player in the world?
Rose Hoare
09 Feb, 21:17
Six Nations 2017: France vs Scotland Preview
James Harrington
09 Feb, 20:55
Roof open for Wales-England Six Nations clash
After a week of uncertainty, Wales have confirmed the roof will be open when they play England in the Six Nations.
Peter Hanson
09 Feb, 13:25
Schmidt challenges Ireland to expect the unexpected after Murrayfield mishap
Ireland have to become more adaptable after losing their Six Nations opener, says head coach Joe Schmidt.
Peter Hanson
09 Feb, 12:52
Six Nations 2017: Wales vs England Preview
James Harrington
09 Feb, 12:14
England prepared for cunning Wales - Jones
England head coach Eddie Jones said he does not know what "cunning" Wales might have in store for his side in Cardiff.
Peter Thompson
09 Feb, 11:23
Six Nations 2017: Italy vs Ireland Preview
James Harrington
09 Feb, 10:05
Favaro returns as Italy change four for Ireland showdown
Conor O'Shea has opted to make four changes for Italy's showdown with Ireland in Rome, with Simone Favaro among those to come in.
Peter Hanson
09 Feb, 9:39
North, Biggar and Faletau fit to face England
There was positive injury news all round for Rob Howley ahead of England's visit to Cardiff this weekend.
Peter Thompson
09 Feb, 8:42
Sexton misses out again for Ireland
Ireland's Six Nations campaign is not going to plan thus far, with Jonathan Sexton losing his fitness battle to play in Italy on S…
Harry West
09 Feb, 8:39
Clifford gets call as Jones makes two England changes
Having started the defence of their Six Nations title with a win over France, England are set for a tough trip to take on Wales.
Russell Greaves
09 Feb, 5:31
Tuipulotu cleared of doping
Patrick Tuipulotu is free to make a return to rugby immediately after the New Zealand lock was cleared of doping.
Dejan Kalinic
08 Feb, 22:18
Six Nations Stats – Week 1
08 Feb, 20:34
Six Nations Trumped
Sam Smith
08 Feb, 16:56
Eddie Jones is like Brian Clough and great for rugby - Edwards
Wales' defence coach Shaun Edwards is a fan of Eddie Jones' outspoken approach as England head coach.
Peter Hanson
08 Feb, 14:52
Van der Westhuizen was the perfect scrum-half - Yachvili
Assessing the career of Joost van der Westhuizen, Dimitri Yachvili said: "He was perfect ... as fast as a winger, powerful like a …
Christopher Devine
08 Feb, 11:46
Biggar and North injuries worrying Wales
Shaun Edwards says Wales are "worried" about the fitness of Dan Biggar and George North as they prepare for Saturday's clash with …
Christopher Devine
08 Feb, 8:57
RUGDAQ Weekly: Who's going up and who's going down in the global rugby stockmarket
08 Feb, 7:41
Cheika: New Zealand apology not necessary
There has been tension between New Zealand and Australia over allegations of a listening device being planted in an All Blacks hot…
Russell Greaves
08 Feb, 6:54
Russell given all-clear for France clash
Scotland training on Tuesday included fly-half Finn Russell, who passed the final stage of the HIA process.
Tom Webber
07 Feb, 7:25
Man charged over listening device was employed by All Blacks - Hansen
New Zealand said it was "bizarre and unbelievable" to discover the identity of a man who was charged with public mischief on Tuesd…
Peter Thompson
07 Feb, 4:49
All Blacks vice-captain Smith signs new deal
All-Blacks vice-captain Ben Smith will not follow Aaron Cruden overseas after opting to remain in his homeland.
Peter Thompson
07 Feb, 4:00
Remembering Joost van der Westhuizen
Scotty Stevenson
06 Feb, 18:30
Kruis a chance for Lions 'gamble' - Jones
England's George Kruis will not play before Warren Gatland names his British and Irish Lions squad, but Eddie Jones has backed his…
Matthew Scott
06 Feb, 17:26
Jones out to 'paint our own picture' in England-Wales rivalry
England coach Eddie Jones says his side want to paint a new picture in a Six Nations rivalry with Wales that has often been one-si…
Matthew Scott
06 Feb, 11:47
Lions Watch: Hogg bosses Ireland, Hartley rusty on return
Dylan Hartley was out of sorts in England's win over France, but Stuart Hogg could do little more to impress Warren Gatland at Mur…
Peter Thompson
06 Feb, 11:39
Why 15-Win England Need a Change: Six Talking Points from the First Round of the Six Nations
James Harrington
06 Feb, 10:52
A true Springbok hero, a giant and a warrior - tributes pour in for Van der Westhuizen
Tributes poured in for South African rugby great Joost van der Westhuizen, who lost his battle with motor neuron disease on Monday…
Tom Webber
06 Feb, 8:46
South African legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies
06 Feb, 8:43
A Love Letter To Baptiste Serin
Lee Calvert
05 Feb, 17:04
Kruis out of Six Nations with Lions hopes in the balance
England have suffered a blow with the news George Kruis will undergo surgery on his knee injury, ruling him out of the Six Nations…
Harry West
05 Feb, 15:26
Wales to assess Biggar as Howley dodges Davies quandary
Wales' win at Italy came at a potential cost with Dan Biggar injured, but Rob Howley believes Sam Davies can fill the breach if ne…
Harry West
05 Feb, 12:55
Wales wear down Italy in Rome
It was a scrappy start for Wales, but an assured second-half performance earned Rob Howley's side an opening Six Nations win over …
Harry West
05 Feb, 11:06
Weekend Round-Up: Six Nations Kicks Off With An Edinburgh Epic
05 Feb, 8:16
Deja vu for downbeat Guirado
Guilhem Guirado said France's loss to England at Twickenham was "really hard to take."
Peter Thompson
05 Feb, 6:17
Moore moves on from 'frustrating' year for Wallabies
Stephen Moore is keen to see the Wallabies take positives from a disappointing and frustrating 2016.
Dejan Kalinic
05 Feb, 0:29
Jones expects France to become 'dominant'
France are set to become dominant in world rugby, according to England coach Eddie Jones.
Dejan Kalinic
04 Feb, 22:07
France have to keep working - Noves
Guy Noves felt France ultimately got what they deserved at Twickenham, while Louis Picamoles admitted they were "more than frustra…
Christopher Devine
04 Feb, 18:15
I always thought 'awful' England would win, says Jones
After England scraped past France on Saturday, Eddie Jones described the performance as "ugly" and the result as "beautiful".
Christopher Devine
04 Feb, 16:55
England have 'so much to work on' despite win - Hartley
England scraped to victory over France in their opening Six Nations match, but Dylan Hartley wants to see improvements against Wal…
Ben Spratt
04 Feb, 14:44
Te'o the hero as England scrape home to set record
England were below their best against France at Twickenham, but snatched a barely deserved victory to continue their winning run.
Christopher Devine
04 Feb, 14:10
Cotter revels in Scotland composure
Scotland held on for a surprise win over Ireland in the 2017 Six Nations opener and head coach Vern Cotter feels lessons have been…
Harry West
04 Feb, 12:57
Best bemoans slack start as Hogg hails Scotland win
Ireland came from 21-5 down to briefly lead at Murrayfield, but their poor start proved costly. "We weren't good enough," said Ror…
Christopher Devine
04 Feb, 12:36
Scotland end recent Ireland hoodoo thanks to Hogg heroics
A delighted Murrayfield crowd witnessed Scotland defeat Ireland in a breathtaking Six Nations opener on Saturday.
Peter Hanson
04 Feb, 11:35
Rugby great Van der Westhuizen 'in critical condition'
A statement issued by the J9 Foundation announced Springbok icon Joost van der Westhuizen was taken to hospital on Saturday.
Tom Webber
04 Feb, 7:59
Italy v Wales: Everything you need to know
With a new captain and a new coach from the previous campaign, Wales begin the 2017 Six Nations against last year's bottom side It…
Harry West
04 Feb, 6:30
Moore talks up Olympic rugby
The presence of Sevens at the Olympics will help rugby as a whole, according to Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.
Dejan Kalinic
03 Feb, 22:45
Why The Six Nations is a Bigger Deal Than The Super Bowl
Dan Johansson
03 Feb, 15:34
Coetzee set to learn South Africa fate
SA Rugby will make an announcement on Allister Coetzee's future "as soon as possible" after completing a review.
Peter Thompson
03 Feb, 15:25
England v France: Everything you need to know
England are strong favourites to extend their winning run to a record 15 Tests when they do battle with France at Twickenham.
Peter Thompson
03 Feb, 13:18
Moody tells Telfer to focus on Scotland after Jones jibe
England are right to be confident ahead of the Six Nations given their run of victories, says 2003 World Cup winner Lewis Moody.
Peter Hanson
03 Feb, 12:40
The 2017 Six Nations Will Have an Effect on the 2019 World Cup
James Harrington
03 Feb, 11:41
Betsen claims France could upset England
England are overwhelming favourites to beat France at Twickenham, but Serge Betsen told Omnisport Les Bleus should not be underest…
Peter Thompson
03 Feb, 10:52
Scotland v Ireland: Everything you need to know
Scotland must arrest a poor run of results against Ireland in the Six Nations if they are to emerge triumphant at Murrayfield.
Peter Hanson
03 Feb, 9:13
Rugby star Quade Cooper wins third professional fight with brutal stoppage
Once again Australia rugby star Quade Cooper proved more than adept in the boxing ring.
Peter Thompson
03 Feb, 6:53
Itoje ready for Lions captaincy, says Moody
Maro Itoje is a strong candidate to lead the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand later this year, according to Lewis Moody…
Alex Fisher
03 Feb, 3:43
Jones urges England to learn from Arsenal's mistakes
After watching Arsenal lose to Watford, Eddie Jones is keen to avoid a similar display of complacency when England host France on …
Alex Fisher
02 Feb, 18:07
England 'not far behind' All Blacks, Magne claims
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02 Feb, 4:25
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