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What matters about the Daily Mail’s big Aaron Smith sex scandal story – and what doesn’t
Leaked texts and sordid details have brought the Aaron Smith scandal roaring back into the news. Lawyer Natalya King assesses the …
Natalya King
16 Aug 2017, 18:15
Springboks v Los Pumas - The Hard Numbers
South Africa host Argentina in their opening match of The Rugby Championship at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth where…
15 Aug 2017, 22:20
PODCAST: The Short Ball with Scotty & Mils
Scotty and Mils prepare for the upcoming Bledisoe Cup series by calling in former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles to find out whether the m…
15 Aug 2017, 18:57
RP Interview with Rhys Webb - 'Lions was pinnacle, but frustrating'
Rhys Webb chats about his British and Irish Lions tour experience, the new PRO14 and his ambitions with Wales and the Ospreys this…
Michael Cantillon
15 Aug 2017, 15:42
Wallabies v All Blacks - The Hard Numbers
The Rugby Championship kicks off this Saturday with the Wallabies v All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney where the All Blacks will …
Sam Smith
14 Aug 2017, 1:16
VIDEO: Woodman scores EIGHT tries as Black Ferns thrash Hong Kong 121-0
New Zealand hammered Hong Kong at the Women's Rugby World Cup, with Portia Woodman responsible for eight of the Black Ferns' 19 tr…
Christopher Devine
13 Aug 2017, 13:19
All Blacks in major content deal with US tech giant Amazon
The All Blacks will be featured in an in-depth eight part documentary series for Amazon Prime. New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew tal…
Duncan Greive
10 Aug 2017, 19:12
Will Genia's French adventure is officially over
Will Genia's French adventure is officially over, with Stade Francais' manager this week telling French sports weekly L'Equipe tha…
James Harrington
10 Aug 2017, 8:02
Jones leads England fact-finding mission in Japan
England coach Eddie Jones already has a firm grip on preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, having led a fact-finding trip to …
Matthew Scott
10 Aug 2017, 7:32
LISTEN: Matt Todd, the All Blacks' booty call
Sometimes you just need someone who you can rely on to hit the spot. A person who can just easily roll into your life and get the …
10 Aug 2017, 0:38
The rise and rise of David Havili
The All Blacks lose Jordie Barrett, so they simply call up another kid with a bottomless bag of tricks – the Crusaders' David Ha…
Scotty Stevenson
09 Aug 2017, 23:34
Another long term All Black injury - this time it's one of the Barretts
David Havili has been called up into the All Blacks, which is just reward for a strong Super Rugby season with the champion Crusad…
09 Aug 2017, 22:14
PODCAST: The Short Ball with Scotty & Mils + Scott Robertson
Mils and Scotty mull over what was an exciting Super Rugby final with the Crusaders vanquishing the Lions in Johannesburg. Crus…
09 Aug 2017, 1:28
Former England lock retires following medical advice
Capped 10 times by England and playing Super Rugby for the Sharks in his native South Africa, the 6 foot 5 forward admitted it was…
08 Aug 2017, 10:07
Why Manu Tuilagi's case should act as a warning to Rugby Union
With Manu Tuilagi sent home from England camp, for the latest in a long line of misdemeanors, is Rugby Union in danger of followin…
Dan Johansson
08 Aug 2017, 7:04
Further details of Tuilagi Solomona incident emerge
Further details of the incident that saw Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona ejected from the England camp have emerged. Yesterday…
Ian Cameron
08 Aug 2017, 4:41
BREAKING: Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona sent home from England camp
Denny Solomona and Manu Tuilagi have been sent home today from England's training camp following what been described as "team cul…
Ian Cameron
07 Aug 2017, 7:20
NAMED: All Black squad for The Rugby Championship
All Black coach Steve Hansen has announced a 34-man squad to contest this year's Rugby Championship. There are no new caps in the …
06 Aug 2017, 22:57
Tuilagi 'demolished New Zealand' - Eddie Jones reacts to star's return to squad
Eddie Jones believes Manu Tuilagi can be an "outstanding player" for England after the injury-plagued centre was recalled to the n…
Christopher Devine
04 Aug 2017, 10:42
Rugby Canada release statement regarding Mark Anscombe's tenure as headcoach
Rugby Canada’s General Manager of Rugby Operations and Performance, Jim Dixon announced that Rugby Canada will be making a chang…
Ian Cameron
04 Aug 2017, 5:55
VIDEO: Ireland reveal their season 2017/18 jersey
Ireland and their kit supplier Canterbury have released their new jersey ahead of the upcoming season. The kit features ground…
04 Aug 2017, 5:13
Cheika names Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named seven uncapped players in his squad for the 2017 Rugby Championship. Melbourne Rebels…
04 Aug 2017, 1:11
Key All Black remains committed to New Zealand
Codie Taylor has become the first All Black to sign a long-term contract with New Zealand Rugby, extending his contract through to…
03 Aug 2017, 16:36
BREAKING: Eddie Jones names 37 man England training squad
England Head Coach Eddie Jones has announced his training squad to take part in a pre-season camp at the Lensbury Hotel later this…
Ian Cameron
03 Aug 2017, 11:44
All Blacks Training Squad Named
An All Blacks wider training camp is being held in Christchurch this week ahead of The Rugby Championship. Players from the Crusad…
Sam Smith
01 Aug 2017, 23:31
Mauger named new Highlanders Head Coach
Former All Black Aaron Mauger will be the Pulse Energy Highlanders’ Head Coach from 2018 after signing a three-year deal with th…
Fred Culazzo
01 Aug 2017, 3:48
Letter to the Editor – The Super Rugby Fix?
I reckon there's a real case to be made that the fix was in for the Lions in the Semi. This isn’t sour grapes. I couldn't give t…
31 Jul 2017, 3:59
Waving goodbye: another NZ rugby exodus
When the final whistle blew on the last World Cup final, it marked the end of an era. Dan Carter took his triumphant return to for…
Jamie Wall
31 Jul 2017, 0:31
'I remember thinking he was a lot bigger than I thought he was' - Hooper
Michael Hooper said Stephen Moore has had a huge influence on Australia rugby after the skipper announced he will end his Wallabie…
Peter Thompson
27 Jul 2017, 12:18
Wallabies captain Moore set to retire from international rugby
Wallabies captain Stephen Moore will retire from international rugby at the end of the year, though he will play for Super Rugby o…
Sacha Pisani
26 Jul 2017, 23:12
Jackson, Olding to be prosecuted in relation to alleged rape
Ireland internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are to be prosecuted in relation to the alleged rape of a woman in Belfast …
Christopher Devine
25 Jul 2017, 20:00
Former Ireland scrum-half O'Leary retires
Former Ireland scrum-half Tomas O'Leary has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 33. O'Leary was a member of the I…
Peter Thompson
25 Jul 2017, 19:59
What can Toulon expect from new midfield signing Malakai Fekitoa?
Is it fair to say the 25-year-old former All Black has never quite lived up to his potential? Jamie Wall looks back on the new Tou…
Jamie Wall
23 Jul 2017, 22:26
With 22,000 players and crowds of over 10,000 people - is this island nation rugby's best kept secret?
There are six countries in the world where rugby is the national game. Most are international power houses, New Zealand, Fiji, Sam…
James Flaus
21 Jul 2017, 17:33
The new scrum law changes are a complete waste of time
Once again, World Rugby has seen fit to tweak the laws of the game. Six new amendments were announced today, with a couple of typi…
Jamie Wall
21 Jul 2017, 0:00
BREAKING NEWS: Fekitoa confirms Toulon signing
Malakai Fekitoa has confirmed via Facebook that he has signed with French Top14 side Toulon. The young man says it was the hardest…
20 Jul 2017, 19:17
The injuries that will make you reassess what you think of Sexton's toughness
If you cast your mind back to the third test in Auckland two weeks ago, you may recall that Johnny Sexton spent a certain amount o…
Peteso Cannon
20 Jul 2017, 6:24
RuggaMatrix Episode 246 - Waratahs Woes and Super Rugby Finals 
Australia's biggest state bombs big time, while New Zealand teams dominate the first weekend of finals coming up in Super Rugby.
18 Jul 2017, 4:01
Rugby's famous fans
It will come as no surprise to anyone that rugby has a litany of famous supporters. Over the course of a weekends rugby the camera…
Peteso Cannon
17 Jul 2017, 18:38
Crotty re-signs with All Blacks, Crusaders
After re-signing with New Zealand Rugby, the 28-year-old – who also plays for Canterbury – said: "I like to take things one ye…
Dejan Kalinic
16 Jul 2017, 23:46
Behind the scenes: The side effects of being on the Lions tour
There’s four of us on the trip, and we’re in a campervan. Our job is to document the tour for Rugby Pass, but it doesn’t sta…
Jamie Wall
15 Jul 2017, 0:22
Watch: Rugby's tallest ever players
Professional rugby players are often viewed as giants among men, in this context the second row become giants among giants. This m…
Peteso Cannon
14 Jul 2017, 16:53
The Rugby Pass Podcast: Scotty and Mils tackle double standards in head injuries
Join Scotty Stevenson and 100 test All Black Mils Muliaina as they discuss the upcoming final round of Super Rugby and what it can…
14 Jul 2017, 0:52
All Blacks of 2023
With only a few months to go before the host of the 2023 Rugby Wold Cup is announced, Connor Whittick ponders what a potential All…
Connor Whittick
13 Jul 2017, 3:21
The Rugby Pod - Season Finale
It's the end of the season and the lads are off on their summer holiday. One last episode to review the final Lions test, reminisc…
Fred Culazzo
12 Jul 2017, 4:26
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Over the last five weeks I was embedded with journalist Jamie Wall on the British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand. Along the way…
Sam Smith
11 Jul 2017, 22:09
Sinckler apologises for Auckland arrest
British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has issued an apology after he was arrested in Auckland following the third Test agains…
Christopher Devine
11 Jul 2017, 5:11
England scupper hopes for an unofficial fourth Lions test
The prospect of an unofficial “ fourth” Lions test against the All Blacks appears to have been scuppered by England’s decisi…
Chris Jones
10 Jul 2017, 21:40
Gatland & Hansen on 'Kissing Your Sister'
In the aftermath of the drawn 3rd Test between the All Blacks and British & Irish Lions, coaches of both teams described the feeli…
Sam Smith
10 Jul 2017, 19:36
Future Lions - The 2021 young guns
Despite what an old cantankerous journalist may have intimated, the Lions future is safe. With that in mind, we take a look at som…
Connor Whittick
09 Jul 2017, 23:54
A combined Lions/All Blacks form XV
After three tests, it's time to pick a combined side from the standouts of the Lions v All Blacks series. Let's just say there's n…
Jamie Wall
09 Jul 2017, 23:15
RuggaMatrix - Episode 245 - Reaction to the final test
The Lions series is over but controversy rages after a refereeing backflip denied the All Blacks a shot at a series winning penalt…
09 Jul 2017, 23:08
Lions 2017: The stats behind the drawn All Blacks series
The British and Irish Lions may have been forced to settle for a drawn series in New Zealand, but they come away with a fair amou…
09 Jul 2017, 16:54
Watch: Highlights of Jordie Barretts first test start
It's pretty impressive to get your first test start for the All Blacks at the tender age of twenty, but what's even more impressiv…
Peteso Cannon
09 Jul 2017, 16:49
Next stop for the Lions - Argentina?
One of the big talking points of 2017 is whether this British & Irish Lions tour would be the last we’d ever see. Now that it’…
Jamie Wall
09 Jul 2017, 3:58
What did Garcès say to Poite?
The final moments of the third test were clouded in controversy, but who ultimately influenced the crucial decision that left play…
Fred Culazzo
09 Jul 2017, 0:45
The good, the bad and the rugby – Lions Tour 2017
The last month has captured the attention of an entire nation. Here’s some of the highs and lows of the journey:
Jamie Wall
08 Jul 2017, 20:53
It should have been a penalty - Ex Lions admit All Blacks were hard done by
Former British and Irish Lions Martyn Williams and Matt Dawson both felt Romain Poite's decision to downgrade a potentially series…
Harry West
08 Jul 2017, 15:51
New Zealand 15 Lions 15: Top Opta facts
We take a look at the key Opta facts following New Zealand's series draw with the British and Irish Lions.
Harry West
08 Jul 2017, 14:14
Hansen says rules should be simpler following Eden Park controversy
After Romain Poite changed his mind over a crucial decision, Steve Hansen said: "There's too many avenues that you can go down."
Christopher Devine
08 Jul 2017, 13:37
Crossbar challenge? Rock, paper, scissors? How should Lions series have been settled?
The Lions series ended without a winner, but Twitter was full of suggestions for how the tourists and New Zealand could be separat…
Christopher Devine
08 Jul 2017, 13:28
VIDEO: Two proud captains share the lifting of the Lions trophy
Lions captain Sam Warburton's late intervention proved to be crucial as the Lions tied the series with New Zealand for the first t…
Peter Thompson
08 Jul 2017, 9:05
Proud Gatland not ruling out third Lions tour after holding All Blacks
Warren Gatland felt a draw was no more than the Lions deserved against the world champions.
Peter Thompson
08 Jul 2017, 9:00
All Blacks 15 Lions 15 - immediate reaction
Well we've just seen a crazy end to an intense series. Here's my first takes on what promises to be a test that will get a lot of …
Jamie Wall
08 Jul 2017, 6:02
The last word – I asked Lions fans what they thought about Warren Gatland
I hit a few bars on Ponsonby Road and asked the traveling fans what they thought about their chances. I also asked them about what…
Jamie Wall
08 Jul 2017, 2:33
Lions v All Blacks Third Test: Three things that will happen tonight and three that won't
As we count down to kick off in the third and deciding test of the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, let’s look at the …
Jamie Wall
07 Jul 2017, 22:15
Great moments in Lions tour history – JPR’s drop goal and the All Blacks' brutal revenge
Jamie Wall
07 Jul 2017, 20:02
RugbyPass Podcast with Scotty Stevenson
Scotty Stevenson is back to preview the final test match of the Lions tour with All Blacks centurion Mils Muliaina. They discuss t…
07 Jul 2017, 5:51
Lions Tour Dispatch - Episode 6
New Zealand's unbeaten record in Eden Park since 1994 is under threat as the Lions roll back into Auckland. The All Blacks are on …
Martin Devlin
07 Jul 2017, 0:19
The centurion: Kieran Read's ten greatest hits
All the talk this week has been about the pressure the All Blacks are under after the Lions squared up the test series in Wellingt…
Jamie Wall
06 Jul 2017, 20:03
WATCH: The five biggest All Blacks losing margins
An All Blacks defeat is a rarity in itself, but rarer again is an All Blacks side that gets smashed. Well, smashed is a relative t…
Peteso Cannon
06 Jul 2017, 13:13
'We’re all feeling pretty chilled out at the minute' - Warburton
The Lions "have a chance to do something special" in Auckland by winning their series against New Zealand, Warren Gatland has ackn…
Christopher Devine
06 Jul 2017, 7:32
WATCH: Fans In Auckland Make Their Final Lions Tour Predictions
Jamie Wall was stationed down at the Fan Zone in Auckland earlier today when the sailors of Team New Zealand paraded past predicti…
Sam Smith
06 Jul 2017, 2:29
Catrakilis has to fill big boots at Harlequins
Demetri Catrakilis is relishing the daunting job of replacing All Black Nick Evans as the Harlequins play-maker and main points sc…
Chris Jones
05 Jul 2017, 21:53
Lions unchanged for All Blacks decider
Warren Gatland has kept faith with the 23 players who helped bring the British and Irish Lions back into the series with New Zeala…
Alex Fisher
05 Jul 2017, 19:37
BREAKING: The British and Irish Lions team for the third Test named
Ian Cameron
05 Jul 2017, 15:04
Jordie Barrett handed first All Blacks start as Julian Savea returns
Jordie Barrett will make his first New Zealand start against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday, while Julian Savea and Ngani…
Peter Thompson
05 Jul 2017, 14:09
VIDEO: Footage suggests Sonny Bill's red card hit more unlucky than malevolent
James Flaus
05 Jul 2017, 9:44
Lions defend Queenstown beers in build up to third Test
Peteso Cannon
05 Jul 2017, 8:50
Gatland can leave if he wants - Welsh rugby chief
Warren Gatland has been tipped as a future All Blacks coach and would not be prevented from leaving Wales.
Jack Davies
05 Jul 2017, 8:36
'Alcohol-fuelled' Lions fans directed lewd comments at teen dancers says artistic director
Ian Cameron
05 Jul 2017, 7:59
Lions v All Blacks decider like a World Cup final – Jenkins
Neil Jenkins knows there is everything to play for against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.
Sacha Pisani
05 Jul 2017, 5:38
Liam Williams misses Lions training
British and Irish Lions full-back Liam Williams sat out training on Wednesday but is expected to be fit for the final New Zealand …
Jack Davies
05 Jul 2017, 5:38
A new kind of roar: The case for the 2021 British and Irish Lionesses
As the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour draws to a close, opinion will be divided on whether rugby’s last traditional travellin…
Scotty Stevenson
04 Jul 2017, 23:43
Woodward: Under-pressure All Blacks boss Hansen got it wrong
Clive Woodward believes Steve Hansen got it wrong in New Zealand's game-two loss to the British and Irish Lions.
Sacha Pisani
04 Jul 2017, 23:27
Migraines force Lions back Payne to miss decider against All Blacks
The Lions excluded New Zealand-born Jared Payne for Saturday's series decider at Eden Park in Auckland as he struggles with migrai…
Sacha Pisani
04 Jul 2017, 22:10
A tale of two chants: How the Lions tour is getting louder by the game
The All Blacks' attempt to start a parochial New Zealand rugby chant has been embraced wholeheartedly... by Lions supporters. T…
Jamie Wall
04 Jul 2017, 19:30
VIDEO: Rugby Unions top 10 match attendances
Ever wondered what was the largest crowd to ever attend a rugby match? Well wonder no more. Some of the below fixtures are…
Peteso Cannon
04 Jul 2017, 11:59
Payne doubtful for Lions decider due to ongoing migraines
Alex Fisher
04 Jul 2017, 8:36
Furlong braced for 'brutal' Lions showdown
Tadhg Furlong is braced for a "brutal" deciding Test with New Zealand after the British and Irish Lions levelled the series with v…
Alex Fisher
04 Jul 2017, 7:43
Kaino: All Blacks to 'impose' themselves physically in series decider
Saturday's decider with the British and Irish Lions feels like a World Cup final, says New Zealand forward Jerome Kaino.
Alex Fisher
04 Jul 2017, 5:54
Queenstown welcomes some Lions
Now there are two Remarkables to be seen in Queenstown. One is a group of imposing figures seemingly dominating the winter sport m…
Chris Jones
04 Jul 2017, 1:39
What Goes On Tour at The Giant Haka in Rotorua
Jamie Wall and I were privileged to take part in the Giant Haka upon the Village Green in Rotorua ahead of the Maori All Blacks v …
Sam Smith
03 Jul 2017, 22:35
What Goes On Tour on Rugby Street in Wellington
I was fortunate enough to be in Wellington for the Hurricanes and All Blacks matches against the British & Irish Lions. Wellingto…
Sam Smith
03 Jul 2017, 19:08
Ngani Laumape has joined an exclusive club of All Blacks
Taking the L in your first All Blacks test is a good omen, finds Jamie Wall.
Jamie Wall
02 Jul 2017, 17:50
It doesn't get better than this
Well done you Lions! As much as saying that might stick in the craw, and believe me it does, it's simply the truth. The men in …
Martin Devlin
02 Jul 2017, 4:09
Sean O'Brien cited for dangerous play
British & Irish Lions back row Sean O’Brien has been cited for dangerous play during the second Test at Westpac Stadium, Welling…
Fred Culazzo
01 Jul 2017, 19:36
Warburton hopes All Blacks scalp secures Lions future
Representing the British and Irish Lions is the pinnacle, says skipper Sam Warburton after an exhilarating win over New Zealand.
Peter Hanson
01 Jul 2017, 14:37
Warburton: Job only half done for Lions
Sam Warburton said the Lions must be ready for an "epic battle" as they eye only a second series victory in New Zealand at Eden Pa…
Peter Thompson
01 Jul 2017, 10:18
Gatland a 'happy clown' after Lions level series
Warren Gatland felt the Lions were worthy victors in Wellington, where they ended the All Blacks' 47-match winning run on home soi…
Peter Thompson
01 Jul 2017, 8:34
New Zealand 21 Lions 24: The key moments
We take a look at how the second Test in Wellington was won, picking out the most significant moments from an enthralling encounte…
Harry West
01 Jul 2017, 8:24
Williams red no excuse for deserved Lions win - Hansen
Steve Hansen said Sonny Bill Williams' red card was "not the issue" after New Zealand suffered their first home loss for eight yea…
Peter Thompson
01 Jul 2017, 8:05
Lions find their finishing touch in famous comeback
In completing a comeback that will live long in the memory, the British and Irish Lions found their finishing touch against the Al…
Nicholas McGee
01 Jul 2017, 8:03
Lions produce storming fightback to stun 14-man All Blacks
Sonny Bill Williams became the first All Black to be sent off for half a century as the Lions squared the series at 1-1.
Peter Thompson
01 Jul 2017, 6:22
Sir Ian McGeechan rushed to hospital in Wellington
Peteso Cannon
01 Jul 2017, 3:57
New Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Everything you need to know
It is now or never for the British and Irish Lions, who must defeat the all-conquering New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday if th…
Harry West
30 Jun 2017, 19:50
Get BIG: The one thing the Lions have to change in order to beat the All Blacks
As the weather closes in on Wellington and the vultures circle the conceptual carcass of the British and Irish Lions, the second t…
Scotty Stevenson
30 Jun 2017, 19:38
Read likens second Lions Test to World Cup final
Kieran Read is braced for a far tougher Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday, which the New Zealand captain has li…
Peter Thompson
30 Jun 2017, 11:16
Lions Tour Dispatch - Episode 5
Devlin and Jones preview the second test between the All Blacks & Lions and revel in the continued Hansen and Gatland love story.
Martin Devlin
29 Jun 2017, 21:42
The Kremlin ain’t that bad
Warning: This column is NOT about Warren Gatland. It will not mention anything about the (so-called) tit-for-tat coaches spat, won…
Martin Devlin
29 Jun 2017, 21:37
Lions Forwards - Midterm reports
With seven games played and the first of three severely tough examinations out of the way, we saw fit to go through each of the 22…
Michael Cantillon
29 Jun 2017, 19:55
My sporting peak: I was a Lions test ball boy in 1983
New Zealand Labour MP Grant Robertson remembers the day he patrolled the touchline for the third All Blacks vs Lions test at Caris…
Grant Robertson
29 Jun 2017, 19:32
VIDEO ANALYSIS: A breakdown of ref Jérome Garcés ahead of the 2nd Test
Of the 31 men on the pitch, none are more important than the man with the whistle. As we look forward to the second test this Satu…
James Flaus
29 Jun 2017, 16:14
VIDEO: This may well be the moment that lost Ben Te'o his Lions Test place
Arguably the biggest call from today’s Lions 2nd Test selection was the exclusion of Ben Te’o in favour of a Jonathan Sexton, …
Peteso Cannon
29 Jun 2017, 9:53
Hansen disappointed with media portrayal of Gatland
Steve Hansen rejected talk of a feud between him and Warren Gatland and hit out at the media portrayal of the British and Irish Li…
Nicholas McGee
29 Jun 2017, 6:39
Second Test a game to get to a cup final - Gatland
The British and Irish Lions are under no illusions as to the magnitude of the second Test and discipline will be key, says Warren …
Nicholas McGee
29 Jun 2017, 4:43
The All Blacks team to face the British & Irish Lions in 2nd Test
The All Blacks team to play the second Test against the British and Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, on Saturday 1 July…
29 Jun 2017, 2:20
CJ Stander Stumped When Asked To Pick Between Gatland & Schmidt
Fred Culazzo of The Rugby Pod was at Westpac Stadium to witness the thrilling 31-31 draw between the Super Ruby Champion Hurricane…
Sam Smith
29 Jun 2017, 1:42
BREAKING NEWS: Naholo and Lienert-Brown in for All Blacks as injuries force Hansen's hand
New Zealand have been forced into two changes for the second Test in Wellington, with Waisake Naholo and Anton Lienert-Brown set t…
Nicholas McGee
28 Jun 2017, 21:19
Great moments in Lions tour history: The All Blacks captain who scored with a broken collarbone
The story of Ron Elvidge is so good it should be made into a movie.
Jamie Wall
28 Jun 2017, 19:47
9 coaches who could take on France job if it all goes bad for Noves
Bernard Laporte has told Guy Noves that France must win three of their four November internationals. But what happens if it all go…
James Harrington
28 Jun 2017, 11:41
Grey to move into permanent Wallabies role
Nathan Grey is taking a permanent position with the Wallabies and will leave the Waratahs.
Dejan Kalinic
28 Jun 2017, 8:11
Gatland Admits Pressure From The Media Influenced His Use Of The Bench
Warren Gatland has been under huge pressure from both the public and the media following his decision to being in under par replac…
27 Jun 2017, 22:44
RuggaMatrix International - Lions and All Blacks Second Test form guide
The All Blacks are one up so what do the Lions need to do to square the series? The Wallabies win but now they're unfit... appare…
27 Jun 2017, 19:08
The Warm Up with Jamie Wall - Hurricanes v British & Irish Lions
We sent Jamie Wall to Westpac Stadium to preview tonight's match between the Super Rugby Champion Hurricanes and the British & Iri…
Sam Smith
26 Jun 2017, 23:44
What Goes On Tour from Auckland to Wellington
After a thrilling first test at Eden Park I had to move on immediately - our focus now drawn to the tasks that remain ahead on tou…
Sam Smith
26 Jun 2017, 19:35
New Edinburgh deal for Lion Dell
Having made his British and Irish Lions bow against the Chiefs, Allan Dell has won a new Edinburgh contact.
Jack Davies
26 Jun 2017, 11:55
After years of procrastination, football is finally turning to rugby for inspiration
The legend goes that it was in 1823 that William Webb Ellis “with a fine disregard for the rules of football as played in his ti…
James Flaus
26 Jun 2017, 7:09
Did Sean O'Brien score the greatest Lions try ever?
Everyone can agree the Lions' first try on Saturday night was an absolute belter – but was it the greatest try in the long histo…
Jamie Wall
25 Jun 2017, 21:28
The difference between the All Blacks and the Lions in one word
If the Lions take a close look at the match statistics from Eden Park, they will head to Wellington this week convinced they have …
Scotty Stevenson
25 Jun 2017, 20:42
Laporte backs Noves but demands improvement from France
France coach Guy Noves has been backed to continue, but Bernard Laporte expects to see an upturn in fortunes come November.
Christopher Devine
25 Jun 2017, 14:40
What Goes On Tour at Eden Park - All Blacks v Lions Match Predictions
Andy Goode reckons Official Lions Rugby? will triumph 22-16, while Jamie Wall predicts the mighty All Blacks? will prevail 25-12. …
Sam Smith
23 Jun 2017, 23:08
The Rugby Pod On Tour - Eden Park
Andy Goode is at Eden Park with some predictions about tonight's test between the mighty All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions.…
Sam Smith
23 Jun 2017, 22:33
What Goes On Tour at Eden Park - All Blacks v British & Irish Lions
Jamie Wall is adamant in this video that the British & Irish Lions will need to cross the tryline tonight if they're any chance of…
Sam Smith
23 Jun 2017, 22:20
The Magnificent seven reasons why the All Blacks will win
It will be tight. It will be tough. It will be tense. But I still back the All Blacks to win the 1st test by a converted try, w…
Martin Devlin
23 Jun 2017, 19:01
Why Venter is the right man for the Boks
While the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions test series is dominating rugby, it is easy to miss the dramatic influence Dr Bre…
Chris Jones
23 Jun 2017, 5:08
Who is the Lions' first Test captain Peter O'Mahony?
Introducing the quiet Munsterman who, two years after suffering a career-threatening injury, will lead the tourists out to face th…
James Harrington
22 Jun 2017, 11:58
Ireland hand first starts to Tracy and Treadwell
Ireland thrashed Japan 50-22 in the series opener and Joe Schmidt has made six changes for this weekend's meeting.
22 Jun 2017, 10:49
Ford primed to make Scotland history
Ross Ford is set to make history on Saturday after being selected to face Fiji in what would be a record 110th appearance for Scot…
22 Jun 2017, 9:19
Rugby Pod - Auckland Sky Jump
Auckland Tourism invited Jim & Andy to see the sights from Auckland’s Sky Tower. What they didn’t mention is the lads would be…
Rugby Pod
22 Jun 2017, 7:35
Moore returns to Wallabies' starting line-up
The Wallabies made six changes to their starting team to face Italy, including welcoming back Stephen Moore.
Dejan Kalinic
22 Jun 2017, 7:07
The Rugby Pod on Tour - Day 2
The lads are off to Hamilton for the Chiefs game. Here's a recap of the day as they went pitch side and met up with a few Lions an…
Rugby Pod
22 Jun 2017, 3:18
What Goes On Tour - Jim Hamilton at Hamilton Old Boys
I met former Saracens and Scottish International player Jim Hamilton of The Rugby Pod at Hamilton Old Boys Rugby Club prior to the…
Sam Smith
22 Jun 2017, 0:02
What Goes On Tour - Hanmer Springs
It's me, Sam Smith, here I am at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools by recommendation of a friendly security official who stood guard at…
Sam Smith
21 Jun 2017, 19:54
Great moments in Lions tour history: The brief All Blacks career of Colin Farrell
In 1977 a 21-year-old Auckland fullback was plucked from obscurity to make his All Blacks debut against the Lions. Jamie Wall reme…
Jamie Wall
21 Jun 2017, 19:35
Gatland: Lions team picked to beat All Blacks
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says the form of players prompted his decision to make several surprise selections fo…
Iain Strachan
21 Jun 2017, 17:52
BREAKING: The Lions team to play the All Blacks in the first Test named
The British and Irish Lions have announced the team to play the All Blacks at the Eden Park Stadium on Saturday. Ireland flanke…
Ian Cameron
21 Jun 2017, 15:03
OPINION: Cheika - good at social media, rubbish at coaching
Richard North
21 Jun 2017, 6:01
The ten coolest day jobs held by players at the 1991 Rugby World Cup
A lorry driver, a chef and a flight attendant walk into a bar. There is no punchline – it's 1991 and they're all taking part in …
Calum Henderson
20 Jun 2017, 20:47
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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 19:17
Ruggamatrix - Where to now for the Wallabies?
19 Jun 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 21:31
Match Highlights & Review: Maori All Blacks v British & Irish Lions
Jamie Wall
17 Jun 2017, 18:27
Scotland win thriller against Australia
A second-half try from Hamish Watson saw Scotland overcome Australia in Sydney.
Dejan Kalinic
17 Jun 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 17:00
What Goes On Tour at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
Sam Smith
15 Jun 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 5:34
The Warm Up with Jamie Wall - Crusaders v British & Irish Lions
10 Jun 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 14:28
RugbyPass Daily Quiz - 24/04/2017
The Rugby Pass quiz. Test your knowledge on random rugby facts, stats and stories.
24 Apr 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 5:37
Scotland to face Italy in Singapore
Gregor Townsend will kick off his Scotland tenure against Italy in Singapore.
Jack Davies
07 Apr 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 13:05
Six Nations Preview: Ireland vs England
James Harrington
16 Mar 2017, 12:05
Six Nations Preview: France vs Wales
James Harrington
16 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 11:13
Six Nations Preview: Scotland vs Italy
James Harrington
16 Mar 2017, 10:51
England vs New Zealand: The match everyone wants in 2017 ... but rugby does not need
James Harrington
16 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 15:49
Stat attack: How Sam Warburton is more effective than Louis Picamoles
Lee Calvert
15 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 6:34
The All Blacks have their own official podcast now: A review
Calum Henderson
14 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 19:09
Good week, bad week: England's seven-try MVP
James Harrington
14 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 12:32
Six Nations Preview: Italy vs France
James Harrington
09 Mar 2017, 11:19
Six Nations Preview: England vs Scotland
James Harrington
09 Mar 2017, 10:04
Six Nations Preview: Wales vs Ireland
James Harrington
08 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 10:46
England v Scotland Preview - 1983 - The Year That Was
Fred Culazzo
08 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 6:44
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World of Rugby
07 Mar 2017, 17:11
Six Nations mid-term report cards: England still on track for an A, but Wales must try harder
Lee Calvert
07 Mar 2017, 16:41
Good week, bad week: Why Wales are desperate for a win
James Harrington
07 Mar 2017, 15:57
The opening salvos in French rugby's new battle over central contracts have begun
James Harrington
07 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 11:01
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World of Rugby
06 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 12:26
Billy's back and all the other talking points from the weekend of European rugby
06 Mar 2017, 10:35
Billy Vunipola added to England squad
England have recalled Billy Vunipola following his return from injury with Saracens.
Jack Davies
05 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 5:57
In defence of Eddie Jones' call to change the ruck laws
James Harrington
02 Mar 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 11:14
Good week, bad week: Have we hit peak Braveheart yet?
28 Feb 2017, 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 2017, 11:54
Bernard Laporte's country-first changes are set for a backlash from clubs
James Harrington
27 Feb 2017, 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 2017, 10:42
What The Fox? Four talking points from the weekend's Six Nations
James Harrington
27 Feb 2017, 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 2017, 6:28
Fishing for Big Vern: The tactics of Eddie Jones' post-match interview
Scotty Stevenson
26 Feb 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 12:03
Ireland v France - Rivalry Video
24 Feb 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 5:29
Six Nations Preview: England vs Italy
James Harrington
24 Feb 2017, 5:24
Why Georgia deserves a place in the Six Nations
James Harrington
23 Feb 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 9:57
Six Nations Preview: Ireland vs France
James Harrington
23 Feb 2017, 9:26
Six Nations Preview: Scotland vs Wales
James Harrington
23 Feb 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 10:51
Talking Points: What the hell is Tactical Periodisation?
20 Feb 2017, 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 2017, 6:30

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