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‘Proving people wrong’: How Du’Plessis Kirifi overcame NZ Schoolboys heartbreak
Years ago, Du'Plessis Kirifi was right next to future Hurricanes teammate Jordie Barrett at Francis Douglas Memorial College when …
Finn Morton
23 May, 1:54
Son of former Wallaby named Australia U20 captain
Wilson will lead the side in a two-match series against the New Zealand under-20 side next week before the squad heads to South Af…
22 May, 22:17
'They'll find room for him': The fringe All Black tipped to make World Cup squad
The battle for loose forward positions in the All Blacks will be hotly contested in 2023 with versatility a key differentiator, wh…
Ben Smith
22 May, 20:08
Mapletoft takes over England U20s
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has officially announced the appointment of Mark Mapletoft as the new England men's U20 head coach.…
Ian Cameron
22 May, 10:45
Argentina claim third gold medal at London Sevens
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 came to a thrilling conclusion on Saturday at Twickenham Stadium with Argentina defeating …
Ben Smith
21 May, 21:11
Australian sevens men make Olympics after rocky ride
Australia's rugby sevens men have booked their ticket to the Olympic Games but only after a dramatic afternoon...
21 May, 13:57
18-year-old All Black Sevens' injury call-up steps off plane and smokes the Blitzboks
All Blacks Sevens' Xavier Tito-Harris was called up as injury replacement for Moses Leo for the final leg of the World Sevens Seri…
Ben Smith
20 May, 22:36
Warren Gatland reacts to shock Wales retirements
Ospreys lock has called time on stellar Test career.
19 May, 14:04
Record-breaking Alun Wyn Jones will go down as a rugby union all-time great
The Welshman enjoyed a stellar career at the highest level.
19 May, 13:33
Eight teams confirmed for rugby union's 'biggest prize'
Eight leading international Rugby Sevens teams are gearing up to compete for what will be the most lucrative prize fund in the spo…
Ian Cameron
19 May, 12:17
Alun Wyn Jones 'steps away' from international rugby
Wales icon and rugby's record caps holder Alun Wyn Jones has announced that he is retiring from international just four months out…
Ian Cameron
19 May, 11:07
RFU lean into Pride month as Israel Folau arrives at Twickenham
The Rugby Football Union has announced that the LGBTQ+ Pride Progress flag will be flown over Twickenham stadium ahead of Israel F…
Nick Heath
19 May, 10:18
Barbarians, World XV have named star-studded Killik Cup squads
The Barbarians and the World XV have confirmed their incredibly talented squads for their May 28 Killik Cup encounter at Twickenha…
Liam Heagney
19 May, 5:02
Wallaroos to set next generation of talent loose against Fiji
Brumbies youngster Faitala Moleka will be one of four players making their debut for Australia in Saturday's Test at Allianz Stadi…
19 May, 0:54
All Blacks Sevens wary of ‘challenging pool’ in London
The All Blacks Sevens clinched their 14th World Series crown in Toulouse last weekend, but the season isn’t over just yet.
Finn Morton
19 May, 0:46
How the Australian Men’s Sevens team can qualify for Olympics this weekend
Olympic qualification is practically within reach for the Australian Men’s Sevens team, but they’ll have to do one of the brea…
Finn Morton
19 May, 0:27
Tom Curry wants action over technique that sidelined twin Ben
Ben Curry will miss Sale’s Gallagher Premiership final against Saracens with a hamstring injury and is likely out of the World C…
18 May, 14:11
Who former Test centre Allen would select in England's midfield
England centre Anthony Allen believes the “door is open” for Dan Kelly to become Steve Borthwick’s midfield general for year…
Jon Newcombe
18 May, 10:17
Nic Gill: Why 'slow and weak' Richie McCaw was still All Blacks freak
All Blacks head of performance Nic Gill has revealed fascinating insights about some of the players he has worked with during his …
Liam Heagney
18 May, 7:45
Matt Philip's Rugby World Cup hopes receive a boost
Matt Philip's hopes of playing in this year's Rugby World Cup have received a boost, with the Wallabies lock named for his first…
17 May, 23:32
‘Earn his position’: Eddie Jones’ message for Wallaby Mark Nawaqanitawase
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones insists winger Mark Nawaqanitawase will have to “earn his position back in the squad” after re-sig…
Finn Morton
17 May, 19:49
Cooper and Kerevi out to impress Eddie Jones at Twickenham
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will get a close look at his returning World Cup probables Quade Cooper and Samu Kerevi.
17 May, 16:48
Watch: American YouTuber's jaw-dropping reaction to Jonah Lomu footage
An American content creator new to rugby was left blown away when filming himself reviewing a highlights reel showing a collection…
Liam Heagney
17 May, 9:19
Australian grassroots player banned for 96 weeks
An unnamed grassroots player in Australia has been banned for 96 weeks – essentially the length of five seasons when translated …
Liam Heagney
17 May, 6:36
Smart ball to transform U20s Championship refereeing in five areas
World Rugby is set to conduct the world's first trial of smart ball technology in a live match officiating capacity at the World R…
17 May, 3:00
Aussie 7s ace included in Junior Wallabies squad for New Zealand series
Australian Sevens ace Darby Lancaster headlines an exciting 31-man Junior Wallabies squad to take on the New Zealand Under-20s in …
Finn Morton
16 May, 21:12
Why Anton Lienert-Brown ‘wasn’t ready’ to leave New Zealand Rugby
All Black Anton Lienert-Brown is a competitor, and that’s why the veteran centre decided to fend off overseas interest by re-sig…
Finn Morton
16 May, 20:13
How the Tuivasa-Sheck experiment could have succeeded for NZR and the All Blacks
When Tuivasa-Sheck's union career is finally over and the dust settles, hindsight will reveal the missteps along the way that wast…
Ben Smith
16 May, 18:54
'We were down 22-21 and inside our 22': How Hamilton Boys' HS claimed Sanix World title
Last week he led Hamilton to a fourth Sanix World Youth Invitational title in Japan. In the final Hamilton conquered Higashi Fukuo…
Adam Julian
16 May, 18:10
Is New Zealand finally ready to commit their future to Japan?
NZR has never been certain how to approach rugby's next frontier.
Gregor Paul
16 May, 17:38
Rugby Australia re-signs Wallaby midfielder on one-year extension
Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) have today announced the re-signing of Hunter Paisami until the end of the 20…
Kim Ekin
16 May, 16:59
Canada look to follow Irish, Italian model with new appointment
Rugby in Canada has decided to go down the Italian route to try and generate long-term improvements in their national team followi…
Liam Heagney
16 May, 5:16
All Black Ethan Blackadder re-signs with Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby
Crusaders flanker Ethan Blackadder is the latest All Black to re-sign with New Zealand Rugby beyond this year’s World Cup in Fra…
Finn Morton
16 May, 1:45
‘I’m actually a big fan’: Why Jordan Petaia should change positions
As a teenager, Jordan Petaia announced himself to the rugby world with some impressive performances in Wallaby gold at the 2019 Ru…
Finn Morton
15 May, 23:05
Why the All Blacks ‘need to take’ Beauden Barrett to Rugby World Cup
Former Test halfback Justin Marshall believes the All Blacks “need to take” under-fire playmaker Beauden Barrett to this year…
Finn Morton
15 May, 22:33
Tuivasa-Sheck's code swap a cautionary tale for Suaalii and Rugby Australia
Like Laumape was, Suaalii isn’t too far removed from his 1st XV days. In Tuivasa-Sheck’s case, it was 10 years since he’d pl…
Hamish Bidwell
15 May, 21:49
'Not a single guy and England has got four': Ex-Bok coaches give raw views on RWC referees
Two former Springbok coaches have given their differing views on the 12 referees appointed to officiate the Rugby World Cup later …
Ben Smith
15 May, 20:41
‘A huge honour’: Why the Rugby World Cup is the pinnacle for referees
The Rugby World Cup is the most prestigious event in the sport, and it’s less than four months away.
Finn Morton
15 May, 20:20
Anton Lienert-Brown re-signs with NZR and the Chiefs
All Blacks midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown said there was a sense of unfinished business when he put pen to paper on a new deal.
Kim Ekin
15 May, 17:28
Historic match on the table for All Blacks and Fiji for 2024
NZ Rugby CEO Mark Robinson has revealed that discussions are underway for a historic first Test between the All Blacks and Fiji on…
Ben Smith
14 May, 22:49
Cody Vai's journey to All Blacks Sevens debut at 18 to making the NZ U20 squad
Cody Vai was only two years old when Tim Mikkelson made his debut for the All Black Sevens in 2007. Last night when Mikkelson help…
Adam Julian
14 May, 22:20
The Rugby Championship needs Japan and Fiji
The flagship Rugby Championship competition already lacks unpredictability and expansion with Fiji and Japan adds a missing elemen…
Ben Smith
14 May, 20:36
All Blacks Sevens claim Toulouse after golden-point try from Roderick Solo
The All Blacks Sevens have claimed a dramatic golden-point 24-19 win in the Cup final of the men's event of the HSBC World Rugby S…
Ben Smith
14 May, 19:40
The outsized underdog trying to make Scotland's World Cup
As was Stafford McDowall, who had also been involved in the autumn. In fact, the Glasgow centre first appeared in a Scotland...
Bryn Palmer
14 May, 3:24
Los Pumas coach Michael Cheika a 'shock candidate' for NRL gig
Former Wallabies head coach and current Los Pumas head coach Michael Cheika has reportedly been thrown into the mix for an NRL swi…
Ben Smith
14 May, 0:47
'There is going to be some questions': Why Tuivasa-Sheck snub hurts the Blues' brand
Not being picked for the Blues will harm those chances but Lowe said that Tuivasa-Sheck's reputation remains in tact and it is the…
Ben Smith
13 May, 20:22
Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens into semi-finals in Toulouse
The Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens have qualified for the semi-finals of the World Sevens Series in Toulouse.
Ben Smith
13 May, 19:04
Three more countries to become full World Rugby members
The ascension of the three national unions from associate members was confirmed at the Annual Meeting of Council on Thursday.
13 May, 3:52
The rippa rugby team with '400-500 Test matches on the sideline'
Sam Whitelock is a proud member of the 'Mighty Pups' fan club and the 143 cap All Black is not the only international veteran lini…
Ned Lester
13 May, 2:15
Niall Guthrie opens up on ‘bittersweet emotions’ at last sevens event
Guthrie will play her final match on the World Series in Toulouse this weekend after signing a deal with an Australian rugby leagu…
Finn Morton
12 May, 21:50
Jason Ryan reveals what it will take for players to make the All Blacks' World Cup squad
With just four months before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in France, the All Blacks' selection race is getting tense and the pres…
Ned Lester
12 May, 20:03
World Rugby move to stabilise Fiji Rugby Union
World Rugby are moving to stabilise the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) after weeks of internal crisis behind the scenes on the Pacific isl…
Ian Cameron
12 May, 9:30
Rugby 200: Beaumont calls on sport to harness inventive spirit
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has urged the sport to harness the pioneering spirit of William Webb Ellis to shape a brigh…
12 May, 5:02
How family, 5am training sessions & a canteen influenced Madison Ashby’s career
In a team full of world-class talent, Madison Ashby might just hold the key for Australia ahead of the Toulouse Sevens and an Olym…
Finn Morton
12 May, 0:37
How All Blacks and Black Ferns Sevens can clinch World Series glory in Toulouse
The 16 men’s and 12 women’s team captains gathered on Wednesday at Port de la Daurade on the bank of the Garonne river ahead o…
Kim Ekin
11 May, 23:12
‘It’s unbelievable’: Why Tim Mikkelson is the sevens GOAT
To be viewed as a legend of a sport is a simply unreal achievement for any athlete, but to be considered the greatest of all time …
Finn Morton
11 May, 22:42
Rieko Ioane's new contract won't sway brother Akira into staying
Ioane is one of many Kiwi Super Rugby stars who are yet to confirm their playing future beyond 2023, and as much as he enjoys play…
Ned Lester
11 May, 20:50
The play that made Israel Dagg profess Emoni Narawa 'has deadset got to be' an All Black
The ever-growing list of outside-backs vying for a spot in the All Blacks' World Cup campaign promises to give Ian Foster's select…
Ned Lester
11 May, 18:51
Wrist injury threatens in-form Wallaby's World Cup bid
In nine games, sharing the fullback and wing duties with Jock Campbell, he's scored a team-high seven tries and 10 line breaks.
11 May, 17:13
World Rugby statement: Community rugby lower tackle height trials
World Rugby council has unanimously approved a recommendation that unions participate in trials of a lower tackle height in commun…
Liam Heagney
11 May, 12:25
The streets won't forget Jaque Fourie
Which is why I had to double-take at a tweet last month that started with the line, “The streets won’t forget Jaque Fourie”.
Daniel Gallan
11 May, 10:04
John Jeffrey named new World Rugby vice-chairman
John Jeffrey was formally confirmed as World Rugby Vice-Chairman at the international federation’s Annual Meeting of Council hel…
11 May, 9:45
Rugby Australia accused of showing a lack of class
Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has rubbished reports Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii could be released to rugby union a year early.
11 May, 4:22
‘New Zealand wants it more’: Australia seek ‘redemption’ in Toulouse
When the full-time siren sounded after an enthralling women’s Cup final at the Hong Kong Sevens in April, the Black Ferns began …
Finn Morton
11 May, 0:45
'A bit of Ma'a Nonu about him': Robertson implores young All Black to reject French advances
Incoming All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson has expressed his desire for young All Black and Crusaders wing Leicester Fainga'an…
Ben Smith
10 May, 22:52
Why the All Blacks ‘are in a great position’ to win the Rugby World Cup
Former Test flyhalf Stephen Donald believes New Zealand “are in a great position” to win the tournament.
Finn Morton
10 May, 20:06
Tug of war for giant 125kg lock has reportedly gone south for Australian rugby
The Waratahs' imminent signing of giant Australian-born lock Miles Amatosero was reported back in March but it now appears that th…
Ben Smith
10 May, 17:47
New Zealand has reason to feel aggrieved with Australia's latest tactics
Some of Rugby Australia's behaviour in recent times has been perplexing, to say the least.
Gregor Paul
10 May, 17:37
String of Brumbies players banging on Eddie Jones' World Cup door
Dominant Super Rugby Pacific form is putting a string of Brumbies players into the Wallabies pipeline.
10 May, 2:52
Test great backs Eddie Jones for coaching miracle with Wallabies
Test great Joe Roff believes Eddie Jones can pull off a coaching miracle and guide Australia to Rugby World Cup glory.
10 May, 2:45
Why Shaun Stevenson believes he’s ‘ready to play Test rugby’
Make no mistake, Chiefs fullback Shaun Stevenson believes he’s “ready to play Test rugby.”
Finn Morton
10 May, 1:01
All Blacks to play ‘regular’ matches in Japan as part of landmark deal
The All Blacks will play “regular matches” against the Brave Blossoms during the next World Cup cycle as part of a momentous a…
Finn Morton
09 May, 23:03
‘We’ll see how this goes’: Emoni Narawa reacts to All Blacks bolter talk
Narawa has been nothing short of sensational for the undefeated Chiefs this season, but the 23-year-old isn’t getting caught up …
Finn Morton
09 May, 21:09
‘I’m a big fan’: Former All Black selects his midfield duo for 2023
This time last year, All Blacks and Hurricanes star Jordie Barrett was widely considered to be the best fullback in New Zealand. N…
Finn Morton
09 May, 19:45
'Easily afford him': Rugby Australia boss wants another Roosters star to join Suaalii
Rugby Australia Chairman Hamish McLennan has publicly endorsed an early exit for Roosters star Joseph Suaalii while opening the do…
Ben Smith
09 May, 18:26
Is Michael Hooper at risk of missing out on the World Cup?
Michael Hooper is struggling to find form in Super Rugby Pacific.
Nick Bishop
09 May, 12:39
Scotland statement: Contract extension for Gregor Townsend
Speculation about who will coach the Scotland team after the upcoming Rugby World Cup in France ended on Tuesday morning with a st…
Liam Heagney
09 May, 4:41
'I belonged': Max Jorgensen thrives amid talk of Wallabies World Cup spot
Teenage sensation Max Jorgensen says he feels like he belongs as Wallabies coach Eddie Jones toys with the notion of thrusting the…
09 May, 2:43
‘Wasn’t hesitant’: Why Will Jordan should be the All Blacks’ fullback
All Blacks and Crusaders outside back Will Jordan “didn’t really miss a beat” as he made his highly anticipated return to Su…
Finn Morton
09 May, 1:27
‘Good chance of leaving’: How Rugby Australia could land Joseph Suaalii early
Rugby Australia would be “delighted to take” star signing Joseph Suaalii a year early, with the Sydney Roosters reportedly con…
Finn Morton
09 May, 0:32
Eddie Jones recruits former England pyschologist to Wallabies staff
A clinical psychologist who now has her own consultancy, Reid was brought in for last month's Wallabies camp on the Gold Coast.
08 May, 23:45
‘Got more memories to make’: Wallaby Pete Samu to leave Brumbies
Wallaby Pete Samu will leave the ACT Brumbies at the end of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign, the club confirmed on Tues…
Finn Morton
08 May, 22:15
Hamilton Boys' HS have the strongest case as the world's best rugby school
With four triumphs, the most of any school at the Sanix World Rugby Youth tournament, Hamilton Boys have previously won the title …
Ben Smith
08 May, 21:29
‘Can rely on him’: Why the All Blacks have to select Shaun Stevenson
Legendary halfback Justin Marshall believes All Blacks selectors would be “very brave” to "leave" the high-flying Shaun Steven…
Finn Morton
08 May, 21:22
‘I couldn’t be happier’: Wallaby Nic White signs with Western Force
Looking to “grow the game” in Western Australia, the Force have landed a major coup by signing Wallaby Nic White to a two-year…
Finn Morton
08 May, 20:09
'Shut up and come here': New Zealand ref goes viral after laying down the law
A local referee in New Zealand has gone viral after laying down the law to a lippy player during a grassroots fixture in the New Z…
Kim Ekin
07 May, 21:06
'There are too many laws': Ex-All Blacks react to Wayne Smith's comments
Former All Black wingers Sir John Kirwan and Jeff Wilson have supported Wayne Smith's calls for changes
Ben Smith
07 May, 20:22
England confirm coaching ticket to include 4 of Borthwick's Tigers staff
Steve Borthwick has named Tom Harrison as England’s new scrum coach as he finalised his staff for the World Cup.
07 May, 7:54
Evan Roos: 'There is no hate or anything between us. Just respect'
It didn’t take long for the endearing Evan Roos to emit a mischievous grin when he pulled up a balcony chair to shoot the breeze…
Liam Heagney
07 May, 4:23
'Very, very strange decisions': Ex-Bok coach blames refs for Nienaber's record
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber will step down from the post at the end of this year's Rugby World Cup after four seasons i…
Ben Smith
06 May, 19:32
Everyone is making the same joke about Richie McCaw's corronation cameo
Richie McCaw had the honour of representing his country at the coronation of King Charles III in London.
Ian Cameron
06 May, 12:06
Borthwick raids Leicester Tigers yet again - report
England head coach Steve Borthwick is set to raid Leicester Tigers once again, this time for the services of scrum coach Tom Harri…
Ian Cameron
06 May, 9:31
Nigel Owens has his say on the Joe Hawkins ineligible-for-Wales saga
Test centurion referee Nigel Owens has waded into the debate about Wales midfielder Joe Hawkins signing for Exeter, a decision tha…
Liam Heagney
06 May, 7:08
'No one stood a chance': Waratahs forward on facing NBA hardman Steven Adams
At 202 cm and 117kg, Taleni Seu's physicality has proved damaging for his Waratahs side in Super Rugby Pacific. However, the same …
Kim Ekin
06 May, 2:12
'I'm limping my way to a hundy': Anton Lienert-Brown on finally reaching elusive milestone
Anton Lienert-Brown's 100th Super Rugby match has been looming over him for some time now, a string of unfortunately timed injurie…
Ned Lester
05 May, 20:41
Why Damian McKenzie still might not belong at No 10 for the All Blacks
Can Damian McKenzie be trusted as the All Blacks' primary playmaker?
Nick Bishop
05 May, 20:14
The recently retired Josh Navidi has named his Ultimate XV
Former Wales back-rower Josh Navidi has named his Ultimate XV, an understandably Welsh-biased selection peppered with legends such…
Liam Heagney
05 May, 4:54
A reinvigorated Suliasi Vunivalu on how Eddie Jones' 'jokes' have made him run faster
Suliasi Vunivalu's code switch has been far from the journey the former NRL champion expected, injuries have kept him off the fiel…
Ned Lester
05 May, 1:24
Waratahs look to tackle inconsistencies against fierce rivals Reds
NSW Waratahs halfback Jake Gordon believes his side can maintain their late-season finals push if they can address minor inconsist…
04 May, 23:26
Why the return of ‘superstar’ Will Jordan is so important for All Blacks
Crusaders flyer Will Jordan hasn’t played a game of Super Rugby Pacific this season, but the outside could hold the key for the …
Finn Morton
04 May, 22:49
‘A true inspiration’: Tim Mikkelson set for ‘significant milestone’ in Toulouse
All Blacks Sevens great Tim Mikkelson will become the first New Zealander to reach an incredible milestone when he makes his highl…
Finn Morton
04 May, 22:25
Israel Folau set for Twickenham return in Steve Hansen's World XV side
Folau is being earmarked to play in a star-studded backline for a World XV who'll be taking on the world-famous Barbarians invitat…
04 May, 21:07
Rising star Ruben Love re-signs with Hurricanes
Young Hurricanes and Maori All Blacks fullback Ruben Love has announced his signing of a new contract with the Hurricanes through …
Ned Lester
04 May, 18:31
RFU confirm appointment of John Mitchell
As exclusively revealed by RugbyPass this week, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have confirmed that John Mitchell is set to take ov…
Ian Cameron
04 May, 7:19
'This is bigger than me. It’s bigger than any player'
If there’s anyone who understands that club rugby and the international game are worlds apart, it’s Kate Zackary
Daniel Gallan
04 May, 6:31
Rugby Australia prepared to offer NRL star massive deal – report
After signing Sydney Roosters flyer Joseph Suaalii on a lucrative deal earlier this year, Rugby Australia are reportedly prepared …
Finn Morton
04 May, 0:56
‘They didn’t believe that women could pass the ball': How women’s rugby went from ‘blow-up posts’ to record crowds
Last weekend’s enthralling Six Nations clash between England and France marked another historic milestone in the continued growt…
Finn Morton
03 May, 22:58
'Calling me a schoolboy': Why All Black Dane Coles ‘sprayed’ Tyrel Lomax
All Blacks front-rowers Tyrel Lomax and Dane Coles have formed a formidable connection at both Super Rugby and Test level, but the…
Finn Morton
03 May, 20:36
'Done deal': Ex-All Black claims young Chiefs' winger is a bolter selection
Chiefs breakout wing Emoni Narawa is a 'done deal' for All Blacks selection according to Highlanders great and ex-All Black Jeff W…
Ben Smith
03 May, 19:05
Joe Hawkins issues social media statement defending Exeter move
Wales international Joe Hawkins is gutted to miss out on the upcoming Rugby World Cup after prioritising his “professional devel…
03 May, 16:15
World Rugby statement: The death of ex-chairman Bernard Lapasset
World Rugby have paid tribute to Bernard Lapasset, the international federation’s former chairman who led rugby back to the Olym…
Liam Heagney
03 May, 9:11
Brumbies star set to be lured to the Force
The Western Force are hopeful of luring Wallabies halfback Nic White for next season, and former whizkid James O'Connor could join…
03 May, 1:03
‘It felt strange’: The All Black who could’ve been a Wallaby
Hurricanes enforcer Tyrel Lomax finished last year’s end-of-season tour as the All Blacks’ first choice tighthead prop, but hi…
Finn Morton
03 May, 0:11
‘No real rush’: Injured All Black Quinn Tupaea shares injury update
Injured All Blacks and Chiefs midfielder Quinn Tupaea has shared a positive update on his recovery from an ACL tear.
Finn Morton
02 May, 23:12
Damian McKenzie should be the All Black first five on form
McKenzie is enjoying his best Super Rugby season since before the ACL knee injury in 2019 that robbed him of his first World Cup a…
Ben Smith
02 May, 21:09
‘They’ve got that bang’: The NRL star Aaron Smith would ‘hate’ to see in rugby
Rugby Australia pulled off a major coup earlier this year by signing Sydney Roosters flyer Joseph Suaalii on a lucrative deal, and…
Finn Morton
02 May, 20:17
'We have De Jager, De Allende and Koroibete': Japan's appetite for world class players has a limit says GM
In England and Wales, where some clubs are cash-strapped and players face uncertain futures, some appear to be looking to Japan fo…
02 May, 17:18
The midfielder who could have proved the difference for the All Blacks
One offshore-based midfielder could have been a lynchpin for the All Blacks.
Nick Bishop
02 May, 14:51
'I’m 31 and never expected this' - The Scot living the Belgian dream
Ryan Godsmark was deliriously overjoyed in the wake of last Sunday’s triumph by Belgium in the second leg of the 2023 Challenger…
Liam Heagney
02 May, 7:15
The Tonga answer to the Pitau at London Sevens qualifier question
Tonga boss Tevita Tuifua has revealed he won’t be getting out his contacts book to call in star reinforcements for the upcoming …
Liam Heagney
02 May, 3:25
‘Starting to find my feet’: Jock Campbell ‘excited’ as Reds find form
Jock Campbell's season has gone a bit like the Queensland Reds' but the understated back thinks he and the team are now finally fi…
02 May, 0:46
NSW Waratahs chase momentum not Test spots against Reds
Momentum is the buzzword at the NSW Waratahs but even they concede it's folly to claim having it without winning successive games …
02 May, 0:38
Super Rugby can revive itself with a quasi-American model
The goal of Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby should be to create an entertainment product worth more than the All Blacks and …
Ben Smith
02 May, 0:31
‘People don't get it’: Aaron Smith on the return of Eddie Jones to the Wallabies
All Blacks star Jordie Barrett broke the hearts of Wallabies fans with an 81st minute try at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in Septe…
Finn Morton
01 May, 23:23
The All Blacks overseas selection policy is no longer fit for purpose
The arguments against selecting overseas All Blacks are dwindling.
Gregor Paul
01 May, 21:00
'I got sick of passing the ball': Former halfback's journey to New Zealand U20s selection as a No 8
The industrious loose forward, selected for the New Zealand Under 20s, prefers to deal in actions rather than words.
Adam Julian
01 May, 20:53
‘A number of players’ pushing for All Blacks selection, says Ian Foster
With this year’s Rugby World Cup in France just over four months away, All Blacks coach Ian Foster has said that “a number of …
Finn Morton
01 May, 19:58
'Maybe he can watch and learn from me': Wallabies No 7 battle heats up as Hooper challenged
The pair took part in Eddie Jones' first Test squad camp on the Gold Coast last month, with the new coach's direction exciting McR…
01 May, 18:33
Warren Gatland explains shock axing of 2021 Lions starter
The 31-year-old prop has won 48 caps for his country.
01 May, 17:13
Cooper on track for World Cup but Jones isn't impressed with another Japan-based Wallaby
01 May, 16:22
Ex-England prop will ‘bring something different’ – Gatland
The Montpellier tighthead won seven caps between 2013 and 2014.
01 May, 12:52
'Right time for me to move on': Rugby Australia boss quits
Despite the Rugby World Cup kicking off in France in less than four months, Marinos said he felt the timing was right for a change…
30 Apr, 23:52
'Doesn't create supermen': Eddie Jones' latest All Blacks jibe
Jones was the last coach to steer the Wallabies to trans-Tasman success against the All Blacks, back in 2002, and sees no reason w…
30 Apr, 23:45
Gripping late drama sees Springboks, Belgium win Challenger titles
The second leg of the Sevens Challenger Series in Stellenbosch provided a dramatic denouement on Sunday, South Africa producing a …
Liam Heagney
30 Apr, 10:01
All Blacks icon set to exit New Zealand rugby - reports
Sam Whitelock, the most capped All Blacks lock of all time, is set to leave New Zealand rugby after the Rugby World Cup in order t…
Ian Cameron
30 Apr, 9:05
Springboks succession plans already confirmed?
A defence coach for the Springboks seems to be the only position that the South African Rugby Union (SARU) are looking to fill.
30 Apr, 5:52
Ex-England lock Attwood calls time on his career
Former England lock Dave Attwood has called time on his career at the age of 36. The hulking lock has represented England, Bath, B…
Ian Cameron
30 Apr, 5:24
Damian McKenzie becomes latest star to pen new NZR deal
Chiefs playmaker Damian McKenzie has become the latest All Black that the NZR have nailed down with a new deal.
Ian Cameron
30 Apr, 5:02
Live blog: Sevens Challenger Series – day three
RugbyPass is live from Stellenbosch for the third and final day of the second and final leg of the 2023 Challenger Series. Saturda…
Liam Heagney
30 Apr, 2:03
Ian Foster's 'simple' theory for the All Blacks' World Cup squad
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has offered his thoughts on Rugby World Cup squads which are set to expand to 33 from 31 players
Ben Smith
29 Apr, 21:23
'It'd be a disaster': Foster's warning to NZR over All Black eligibility
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has warned New Zealand Rugby not to tinker with All Blacks eligibility.
Ben Smith
29 Apr, 18:58
Live blog: Sevens Challenger Series – day two
RugbyPass is live from Stellenbosch for the second day of the second and final leg of the 2023 Challenger Series.
Liam Heagney
29 Apr, 1:22
‘What we’ve learned’: What the All Blacks need to do to win the Rugby World Cup
With this year’s Rugby World Cup just around the corner, coach Ian Foster has spoken about what lessons the All Blacks have lear…
Finn Morton
29 Apr, 0:38
Siya Kolisi in race to be fit for World Cup after knee surgery
South Africa flanker Siya Kolisi has had knee surgery in a bid to be fit for the Rugby World Cup.
28 Apr, 22:14
'Viewing figures on the BBC are all over one million' - Red Roses value to RFU rapidly ‘rising’
England's Red Roses host France in a Grand Slam decider with over 53,000 Twickenham tickets already sold.
28 Apr, 13:14
'The more you suffer, the more you enjoy it at the end'
Jose Escobedo was the toast of Chile on Friday after his last gasp-try in the corner in Stellenbosch defeated Tonga, last weekend…
Liam Heagney
28 Apr, 10:57
Injured Siya Kolisi picks up National Order of Ikhamanga
South African rugby player Siya Kolisi has been honoured with the National Order of Ikhamanga, a prestigious award that recognizes…
Ian Cameron
28 Apr, 9:51
Eddie Jones reveals Wallabies will wear white in France
Eddie Jones has revealed the Wallabies will wear their new white jerseys in a World Cup warm-up match against France in August in …
Chris Jones
28 Apr, 8:34
Incoming All Blacks assistant Jason Holland reflects on ‘special’ opportunity
For any rugby player or coach in New Zealand, contributing to the history of the All Blacks or Black Ferns is the “pinnacle."
Finn Morton
28 Apr, 1:12
Live blog: Sevens Challenger Series – day one
RugbyPass is live from Stellenbosch for the opening day of the second and final leg of the 2023 Sevens Challenger Series featuring…
Liam Heagney
28 Apr, 0:44
Overseas players should be available for England – RPA
Players based at overseas clubs should be available for England selection under a temporary lifting of the current restriction enf…
27 Apr, 13:22
Sarah Massey appointed RWC 2025 managing director
Preparations for England’s Rugby World Cup 2025 hosting have reached another significant milestone with the appointment of Sarah…
27 Apr, 8:44
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones wants Harry Wilson to ‘work harder’
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has called on Harry Wilson to “work harder” after the Reds backrower re-signed with the Queensland…
Finn Morton
26 Apr, 22:13
‘Dream job’: Why All Blacks assistant role ‘suits’ Leon MacDonald
Incoming assistant coach Leon MacDonald will lead the All Blacks’ attack under Scott Robertson from next year, New Zealand Rugby…
Finn Morton
26 Apr, 20:55
The unlikely All Black Sevens debutant named after a famous South African cricketer
Rhodes Featherstone described Sevens as a “marathon with contact,” an apt description of the pathway taken by the prop to the …
Adam Julian
26 Apr, 20:47
‘Interest from overseas’: Why Harry Wilson decided to stay in Australia
Backrower Harry Wilson has knocked back “interest from overseas clubs” to re-sign with the Queensland Rugby Union and Rugby Au…
Finn Morton
26 Apr, 19:25
Cardiff and Wales hooker announces retirement
Dacey made over 200 appearances for Cardiff after joining them from Pontypridd in 2010 and won eight caps for Wales between 2015 a…
26 Apr, 16:54
NRL players are actively chasing code swaps says RA boss McLennan
Confirming a raid on NRL talent, Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has made the startling revelation "lots of league player…
26 Apr, 16:33
Tackle height is coming down but RFU have work to do to repair ill-feeling – Andy Goode
The tackle height is coming down and the base of the sternum is an improvement but there’s a lot of ill-feeling around the way i…
Andy Goode
26 Apr, 12:20
Willie le Roux posts 'epic' farewell message to Toyota Verblitz
Veteran Springboks full-back Willie le Roux has brought the curtain down on his four-year stay in Japan, posting his Toyota Verbli…
Liam Heagney
26 Apr, 3:35
‘Restore some normality’: Rugby Australia announce profit after 'wild ride’
Rugby Australia has announced a surplus of $8.2 million at its 2022 annual general meeting, returning the business to profit for …
26 Apr, 2:21
Julian Savea concedes he left New Zealand 'too early' as he reflects on career
Reflecting on what has been a long career in New Zealand rugby, Savea didn't hold regrets but would've stay longer if he had the c…
Kim Ekin
26 Apr, 1:34
New Zealand Rugby confirm Scott Robertson’s All Blacks coaching group
New Zealand Rugby have confirmed the four assistants who will join Scott Robertson in the All Blacks’ coaching group after this …
Finn Morton
25 Apr, 23:43
What a stacked Wallabies XV for 2025 looks like after successful NRL raids
What could the Wallabies look like by the time the British & Irish Lions tour takes place should Rugby Australia successfully pull…
Ben Smith
25 Apr, 23:14
Why Kiwi-born league star turned down the Wallabies despite dad's blessing
Nelson Asofa-Solomona had his late dad's blessing to play for the Wallabies but in the end said he couldn't leave the Storm.
25 Apr, 17:59
Will size really matter in Eddie Jones' first Wallabies back row?
Eddie Jones has a number of permutations to consider in the Wallabies loose forwards.
Nick Bishop
25 Apr, 9:29
It's easy to be seduced by McKenzie's Super Rugby form
That’s no knock on McKenzie or Spencer. They’ve had brilliant careers, with highlight reels to be proud of. But every player h…
Hamish Bidwell
25 Apr, 1:48
‘Be global superstars’: Why NRL players may consider code switch
As the code war between rugby union and the NRL continues to rage on in Australia, former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles has added more fu…
Finn Morton
24 Apr, 20:18
Jack Willis pleads with the RFU for change after leaving England for France
The 26-year-old’s Test future is in the air after recently agreeing a three-year contract extension with Toulouse..
24 Apr, 17:49
Siya Kolisi in doubt for World Cup after suffering knee injury
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi may miss this year's World Cup event after scans confirmed the worst after a knee injury against Mu…
Ben Smith
24 Apr, 16:58
Jordan Petaia is starting to deliver on his unlimited potential
Jordan Petaia is developing into an almighty force for the Reds.
Jim Tucker
24 Apr, 8:15
Koroibete clinches second John Eales Medal as Wallabies' best player
Star Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete has clinched his second John Eales Medal as Australia's best rugby player
23 Apr, 22:37
NRL declares war with fund to chase Argentinian and South African union players
V'landys, who has been engaged in a war of words with Rugby Australia boss Hamish McLennan, has come up with the counter-offensive…
Ben Smith
23 Apr, 19:29
Payne Haas 'seriously' considering move to rugby union
NRL superstar Payne Haas is reportedly 'seriously' considering a move back to rugby union, the game he played as a youngster.
Ian Cameron
23 Apr, 11:35
Victor Matfield names his preferred next Springboks head coach
Former Springboks captain Victor Matfield has named his preferred candidates to take over from Jacques Nienaber as Springboks head…
Kim Ekin
23 Apr, 2:10
Worries for All Black pair after Blues win over Tahs
The Blues left Eden Park with a big win over the flailing Waratahs but with injury concerns over two All Blacks.
Ben Smith
23 Apr, 1:56
Australian rugby's guru to retire from coaching
Former Wallabies assistant Laurie Fisher will step down from fulltime coaching at the end of 2023.
22 Apr, 21:15
South Africa and Tonga win Challenger Series opening leg trophies
South Africa women and Tonga men lifted trophies in Stellenbosch on Saturday after winning the opening tournament in the two-legge…
Liam Heagney
22 Apr, 18:57
Stevenson on All Black radar but Foster name drops another potential Chiefs' bolter
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has revealed that the selectors are 'looking hard' at outside back options across Super Rugby Pac…
Kim Ekin
22 Apr, 18:20
Another World Cup dark horse has emerged for the All Blacks
A young Chief could force his way into the national selection frame with more minutes under his belt.
Tom Vinicombe
21 Apr, 13:12
RFU alter tackle height adjustment in face of uproar
The legal tackle height in community rugby will be lowered to the base of the sternum from July 1 following a vote by the Rugby Fo…
21 Apr, 12:30
Race to qualify for WXV gathers momentum
The first teams to confirm their places in the inaugural WXV competition could be known this weekend if England and France avoid d…
Lucy Lomax
21 Apr, 9:03
The two uncapped players who ‘really impressed’ Eddie Jones at Wallabies camp
Coach Eddie Jones has revealed the two players who “really impressed” him during the three-day Wallabies camp on the Gold Coas…
Finn Morton
21 Apr, 1:57
Ex-Wallabies coach believes All Blacks are ‘very capable of winning' World Cup
Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans believes the All Blacks are “very capable of winning” this year’s Rugby World Cup, but s…
Finn Morton
21 Apr, 1:12
Eddie Jones tips Cooper to bring 'Quade magic' in long-awaited return
He will return for bottom-placed Kintetsu Liners, whom he guided to League One promotion last season, against NEC Green Rockets To…
21 Apr, 0:45
‘It’s massive’: Why All Black Roger Tuivasa-Sheck chose NRL over rugby union
Blues and All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has opened up about his decision to leave rugby union after signing with the N…
Finn Morton
21 Apr, 0:22
Former All Black Thrush returns to retirement after Super Rugby SOS
The 38-year-old's return has been etched into Force folklore with Thrush scoring the winning try in a 34-27 win over the Melbourne…
20 Apr, 20:03
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's positional uncertainty a lesson for code switchers
Kemp suggests that Tuivasa-Sheck's ceiling was established before he had even taken the field for his Blues debut, when Leon MacDo…
Ned Lester
20 Apr, 19:00
Cardiff statement: Josh Navidi has retired with immediate effect
Wales back-rower Josh Navidi has been forced to retire from playing with immediate effect. He played his final match in July 2022 …
Liam Heagney
20 Apr, 17:54
The All Blacks beast is stirring
The pieces are falling into place for the post-2023 All Blacks.
Gregor Paul
20 Apr, 15:32
The 'hit like a ton of bricks' reason why Stuart Hogg is retiring
Stuart Hogg has explained the moment in 2021 when he first thought of retiring as a player. The 30-year-old Scotland full-back rec…
Liam Heagney
20 Apr, 13:12
'He’s hellish. You and Peter O’Mahony are the worst to play against'
Stuart Hogg has named the two players who rubbed him up the most during his stellar career. The 30-year-old last month announced t…
Liam Heagney
20 Apr, 11:34
Stick should be the next Springboks coach
Opinion polls aren’t necessarily accurate predictors of the future. If they were, the UK would have voted to remain in the Europ…
Daniel Gallan
20 Apr, 11:32
France and Ireland dominate the World XV chosen by The Rugby Pod
Rugby Pod co-hosts Jim Hamilton and Andy Goode have named their current World XV, including six French players, five Irish, two So…
Liam Heagney
20 Apr, 7:47
All Black Roger Tuivasa-Sheck signs with the Warriors from 2024
Blues and All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will return to the NRL after signing a multi-year deal with the Warriors from …
Finn Morton
20 Apr, 2:48
‘I’m excited to be back’: Western Force sign Wallaby Isi Naisarani
The Western Force's forward stocks have been given a big boost after signing Wallabies enforcer Isi Naisarani for the remainder of…
20 Apr, 2:18
'He’s pretty confident': Blues coach provides update on injured Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Blues coach Leon MacDonald has revealed that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is “confident” with how he’s “tracking” at the moment, …
Finn Morton
20 Apr, 1:24
‘Need him to stay’: Broncos coach reacts to Rugby Australia’s interest in Payne Haas
A new Brisbane deal could be only weeks away for Payne Haas, whom Kevin Walters believes is little chance of defecting to Rugby …
19 Apr, 23:21
‘A very talented athlete’: Sonny Bill’s sister Niall Williams switches codes
New Zealand rugby sevens star Niall Williams has followed brother Sonny Bill in hopping codes, joining Gold Coast for the upcomi…
19 Apr, 21:23
‘It’s a unique situation’: All Black Will Jordan ‘really close’ to returning
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has provided a positive update on Will Jordan.
Finn Morton
19 Apr, 20:16
Broncos and Origin star held 'secret talks' with Rugby Australia over two years
Rugby league is dealing with revelations that Origin star and Broncos prop Payne Haas has been holding talks with Rugby Australia.
Kim Ekin
19 Apr, 19:54
Scotland hooker Stuart McInally has confirmed his retirement
Scotland international Stuart McInally will soon be flying high when he hangs up his boots in November to pursue a career as a com…
19 Apr, 9:52
Table Mountain gathering launches latest Sevens Challenger Series
The slopes of the iconic Table Mountain provided the backdrop for the launch of the two-legged World Rugby Sevens Challenger Serie…
Liam Heagney
19 Apr, 9:08
Appointing Scott Robertson early could be convincing All Blacks to stay
Just as Robertson appeared poised to inherit the coaching job last year, so was Ioane linked with a permanent move to Japan after …
Hamish Bidwell
19 Apr, 0:11
Rugby Australia name 41 players in U20 Junior Wallabies' squad
The selected players will attend a ten-day training camp with head coach Nathan Grey for the Junior Wallabies campaign at the Worl…
Kim Ekin
18 Apr, 22:25
Scott Robertson’s All Blacks assistants may be unveiled in ‘a matter of weeks’
New Zealand Rugby’s Chris Lendrum has revealed that Scott Robertson’s assistants may be unveiled in “a matter of weeks.”
Finn Morton
18 Apr, 22:07
All Black George Bower will miss World Cup with season-ending injury
All Blacks prop George Bower will miss this year’s Rugby World Cup after suffering an ACL injury against the Queensland Reds las…
Finn Morton
18 Apr, 20:48
'What's Moana Pasifika for then?': Ex-All Black sparks Aumua eligibility debate
Former All Black wing John Kirwan has questioned whether the All Blacks should be selecting players from the new Moana Pasifika fr…
Kim Ekin
18 Apr, 19:53
‘Not far away’: All Black Damian McKenzie hints at decision on future
While the 27-year-old remained coy about his future, McKenzie did say that he wasn’t “far away” from making a decision.
Finn Morton
18 Apr, 19:48
Latest World XV high-profile recruit is an ex-All Blacks assistant
Brad Mooar has become the latest high-profile name to become involved in next month’s bumper Killik Cup match at Twickenham, the…
Liam Heagney
18 Apr, 3:58
‘Boss the boys around’: Carter Gordon relishing first Wallabies experience
Carter Gordon lost the "keys", his form and his enjoyment for rugby last year but the Wallabies' No.10 bolter has found them aga…
18 Apr, 1:45
‘Was actually quite emotional’: Sir John Kirwan reacts to Rieko Ioane extension
On this week’s episode of The Breakdown, commentator Ken Laben called All Blacks midfielder Rieko Ioane “the best centre in th…
Finn Morton
17 Apr, 23:51
Why re-signing Jordie Barrett should be NZR’s ‘number one’ priority
While there are a lot of questions that remain unanswered about the futures of key All Blacks, SENZ Breakfast host Tony Kemp has n…
Finn Morton
17 Apr, 20:20
Flying Fijians land £1.36m World Cup sponsorship deal
The Flying Fijians, who are in the same Rugby World Cup pool as Eddie Jones’s Australia and Warren Gatland’s Wales, have recei…
Chris Jones
17 Apr, 9:59
World Rugby take next step in introducing 'TMO bunker'
World Rugby is set to further trial the Television Match Official (TMO) Bunker - a new innovation in officiating - at the 2023 Wor…
Ian Cameron
17 Apr, 8:54
British & Irish Lions and Rugby Australia announce 'joint venture'
The British & Irish Lions and Rugby Australia have announced a new joint venture for the 2025 Tour to Australia.
Ian Cameron
17 Apr, 4:39
Wallabies new halfback prospect wants to stick around
Lonergan is yet to make his Wallabies debut, and joins his Brumbies teammate Nic White as one of two No.9s in the squad.
17 Apr, 0:06
The next big re-signing priority for the All Blacks and NZR
With All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga departing to Japan the depth at first five-eighth is going to be tested like ne…
Ben Smith
16 Apr, 23:57
Why Rieko Ioane's new contract is such a big deal for New Zealand Rugby
What will make New Zealand rugby fans proud is that Ioane has sacrificed what he could get for what he can still become.
Ben Smith
16 Apr, 22:45
'Not be vindictive': Rugby Australia boss sends warning to League over Suaalii reaction
RA chairman McLennan said that they need to be 'dignified' in how they handle Joseph Suaalii and avoid burning bridges with the yo…
Ben Smith
16 Apr, 20:29
'We can't keep everybody': NZR preparing for financial battle after Rieko Ioane coup
NZ Rugby general manager of professional rugby Chris Lendrum conceded that they 'can't keep everybody' as they contend with a comp…
Ben Smith
16 Apr, 17:02
Brian O'Driscoll's dad among 12 internationals to receive an Ireland cap
The IRFU have announced that they will be awarding caps to 12 players who were not recognized at the time for their participation …
Ian Cameron
16 Apr, 8:36
On this day: Martin Johnson named England team manager
The World Cup-winning captain could not replicate his on-field success in his management role.
16 Apr, 4:00
'Seriously, I don't know what to expect': Wallabies bracing for first time with Eddie Jones
Australia's Rugby World Cup hopefuls are bracing for an "intense" first Wallabies training camp under no-nonsense new coach Eddie …
16 Apr, 3:01
Eddie Jones forced to make seven changes for Wallabies camp
Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has been forced to make a number of changes ahead of his first camp in charge of the national sid…
Ben Smith
15 Apr, 23:29
'We don't go 'That guy is pretty big and pretty ripped' so let's focus on him'
World Rugby is taking proactive steps to educate younger players about the dangers and pitfalls of taking performance-enhancing su…
Ian Cameron
15 Apr, 8:08
Victor Matfield names the toughest All Blacks team he ever faced
Record Springboks caps holder Victor Matfield has named the toughest All Blacks side that he faced throughout his lengthy career.
Liam Heagney
15 Apr, 4:10
What players can expect at Eddie Jones' first Wallabies training camp
In a couple of days’ time, Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will oversee the national team for the first time since returning to Aust…
Finn Morton
15 Apr, 2:38
Emmanuel Meafou delivers verdict on national allegiance
The 24-year-old was born in New Zealand but grew up in Australia and played lower-tier rugby with clubs in Melbourne and Sydney be…
14 Apr, 3:12
‘Very excited’: South Africa to host World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series 2023
Stellenbosch, South Africa, will play host to the third installment of the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series 2023, which featur…
Kim Ekin
14 Apr, 2:59
‘We need that’: The two World Cup bolters the All Blacks should consider
This year’s Rugby World Cup in France is less than five months away, but there are plenty of questions that remain unanswered ab…
Finn Morton
14 Apr, 1:01
'It's fitting': Samisoni Taukei'aho on why he chose the All Blacks over Tonga
Born in Tonga, Taukei'aho first ventured to New Zealand when captaining the Tonga under-15's team and was subsequently picked up b…
Ned Lester
13 Apr, 20:29
Michael Hooper talks Olympics and jokes about League amidst contract uncertainty
Michael Hooper is flirting with a career change, move abroad, an Olympic rugby sevens stint and even joking of a code switch as th…
13 Apr, 18:53
Victor Matfield has named his best all-time Springboks XV
Victor Matfield, the most capped Springboks international of all time, has named his best South African XV.
Liam Heagney
13 Apr, 12:08
The lie detector test that amusingly got under Jamie George's skin
England hooker Jamie George has admitted he would like to play abroad at some stage in his club career.
Liam Heagney
13 Apr, 4:50
‘I'm available for Hong Kong’: Brian O’Driscoll nearly went down the sevens path
Former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll rose to legendary status throughout his decorated international career, which could’ve…
Finn Morton
13 Apr, 0:17
Brumbies and Rugby Australia re-sign hooker on two-year deal
Rugby Australia and the Brumbies have announced that hooker Billy Pollard has signed on with Australian Rugby until the end of 202…
Ben Smith
12 Apr, 18:49
New menstrual cycle tracking technology used by Wales during Six Nations
New landmark technology has been introduced to allow Wales Women to analyse how the menstrual cycle impacts performance, wellbeing…
Lucy Lomax
12 Apr, 7:37
The work Ivan Nemer is undertaking after ban for racism incident
Italy prop Ivan Nemer has started his ‘Racism is a bad story’ project with the Italian rugby federation after his suspension f…
Liam Heagney
12 Apr, 4:48
Jason Holland confirms ‘discussions’ surrounding All Blacks coaching set-up
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland has confirmed that there have been “a few discussions” about his potential involvement in Scott…
Finn Morton
12 Apr, 2:21
Why Tate McDermott has fallen down the Wallabies No 9 pecking order
Nic White and Ryan Lonergan are Eddie Jones' preferred halfbacks for Australia.
Nick Bishop
11 Apr, 9:16
IRFU statements: Contract extensions for Ryan and van der Flier
The IRFU have confirmed that James Ryan and Josh van der Flier have agreed to respective contract extensions through to the summer…
Liam Heagney
11 Apr, 5:33
‘I said sorry’: Why All Black Codie Taylor ‘got mad’ at Richie McCaw
Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is admired by rugby fans all around the world. Love him or hate him, what McCaw achieved in…
Finn Morton
11 Apr, 1:15
Have faith, Beauden Barrett will show up for the All Blacks when it matters
Beauden Barrett’s form with the Blues matters as much as today’s weather in six month’s time as far as the All Blacks are co…
Ben Smith
10 Apr, 23:45
'Dan Carter, he's done': Ex-Wallaby on why Beauden Barrett can't be written off
Former Wallaby midfielder Morgan Turinui has explained why Blues first five-eighth Beauden Barrett can't be written off for the Al…
Kim Ekin
10 Apr, 18:25
All Black hooker becomes first player to commit to NZR for next World Cup cycle
Samisoni Taukei’aho has become the first All Black signed until the end of the next Rugby World Cup cycle.
Kim Ekin
10 Apr, 17:42
Kiwis star Joey Manu on what he told Suaalii about code switch
Joey Manu and Joseph Suaalii have formed a tight bond in the youngster's stint at the Sydney Roosters.
10 Apr, 17:37
Motion filed calling on 4 Fiji Rugby Union board members to stand down
The Suva Rugby Union claims a “massive loss” is behind its decision to file a motion calling for four of the Fiji Rugby Union…
Chris Jones
10 Apr, 8:53
'I'm still a bit bitter' - How Borthwick exit blindsided Leicester players
Springbok No.8 Jasper Wiesse has lifted the lid on exactly how Steve Borthwick and Kevin Sinfield broke the news of the departure …
Ian Cameron
10 Apr, 6:47
'Players who can grow': Eddie Jones explains 'interesting' Wallabies selections
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones made international rugby headlines earlier this month as he named his first national squad ahead  of …
Finn Morton
09 Apr, 22:40
'It's there for him': Cam Roigard continues to stake All Blacks claim
Halfback Cam Roigard is shaping up as a genuine All Blacks bolter ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup after a stellar start to …
Finn Morton
09 Apr, 20:44
All Black Sevens book place at the Paris Olympics
The New Zealand All Blacks Sevens triumphed at the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, securing their fourth tournament title of the HSBC…
Ian Cameron
09 Apr, 13:01
Quarter-finals confirmed after thrilling opening day at Singapore Sevens
An exciting set of quarter-finals awaits following a thrilling day one at the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens in which Argentina, New …
Kim Ekin
08 Apr, 18:41
How Brodie Retallick 'changed the game' for locks in New Zealand
Retallick's tireless effort around the park set an entirely new precedent for locks when he first came into Super Rugby, and he's …
Ned Lester
07 Apr, 23:56
Noah Lolesio rising to Eddie Jones' challenge after Wallabies omission
Stephen Larkham has no doubt Noah Lolesio still has a Wallabies future after the ACT Brumbies five-eighth's "superb" response to h…
07 Apr, 18:18
The major thing Martin Gleeson wants to see after his England exit
Former England attack coach Martin Gleeson has called for even greater collaboration between rugby union and league.
Liam Heagney
07 Apr, 14:00
Sharks deliver a very worrying update on the injured Eben Etzebeth
Springboks talisman Eben Etzebeth is facing a race against time to be fit for the start of the upcoming 2023 Rugby Championship.
Liam Heagney
07 Apr, 10:09
Nigel Owens has reportedly reached a decision over Springboks job
Centurion referee Nigel Owens has reportedly given Rassie Erasmus his final decision about an offer to work with the Springboks at…
Liam Heagney
07 Apr, 6:30
Frans Steyn's World Cup hopes in major doubt
rans Steyn, the double World Cup winning Springbok, could have his bid to appear in a fourth tournament in France later this year …
Chris Jones
07 Apr, 3:47
Jordan Uelese on overcoming injuries and cancer scare for Wallabies return
Uelese was called into his first Wallabies squad in 2017 after just 28 minutes of Super Rugby and was part of their 2019 Rugby Wor…
07 Apr, 1:51
Why Eddie Jones thinks the Wallabies need 'a number of captains'
Coach Eddie Jones has named his first Wallabies squad ahead of a training camp on the Gold Coast this month, but there’s one big…
Finn Morton
07 Apr, 1:44
The 'damaging' loose forwards staking their All Blacks claim
A question familiar to All Blacks fans in the Ian Foster era is that of the starting loose forward trio, balancing the explosive p…
Ned Lester
07 Apr, 1:21
McKenzie's challenge a welcomed reignition of the All Black No 10 debate
The All Black first five debate has yet again reared it's head, eight months after Richie Mo'unga seemingly settled the dust on Ia…
Ned Lester
06 Apr, 21:42
What's gone wrong with Beauden Barrett?
Beauden Barrett's form has been trending downwards for the better part of a year.
06 Apr, 12:17
Bernard Laporte tweets reply to claim he is joining Galthie's France
Ex-France coach Bernard Laporte has taken to Twitter following a claim that he was reportedly set to join Fabien Galthie’s staff…
Liam Heagney
06 Apr, 4:05
How the All Blacks Sevens can qualify for Olympics this weekend
Fresh off a thrilling weekend in Hong Kong, the world’s 16 best men’s teams have arrived in Singapore.
Kim Ekin
06 Apr, 1:56
'It's a privilege': Why Tate McDermott re-signed with Rugby Australia and QRU
Reds co-captain Tate McDermott has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union until the end of 2027.
Finn Morton
05 Apr, 21:40
Why the All Blacks will 'surprise a few people' at this year's RWC
Injured prop Angus Ta’avao is expecting the All Blacks to “surprise a few people” at this year’s Rugby World Cup in France…
Finn Morton
05 Apr, 20:09
Noah Lolesio 'confused' over Wallabies status after axing
Wallabies great Stephen Larkham hopes another national team axing for Noah Lolesio won't shatter the young five-eighth's confidenc…
05 Apr, 19:35
'Eradicate this from our sport': Maro Itoje on racism in rugby after damning report
Maro Itoje says he has experienced moments that have been “below standard” as rugby confronts the findings of a damming report…
05 Apr, 19:15
SA tribute paid following death of ex-Springboks coach Ian McIntosh
SA Rugby have paid tribute to Ian McIntosh, the former Springboks coach and selector, following his death on Wednesday at the age …
Liam Heagney
05 Apr, 8:27
Exeter address the question of Joe Hawkins' availability for Wales
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has explained that he signed Joe Hawkins with the expectation that the youngster wouldn’t be at Sandy Par…
Liam Heagney
05 Apr, 5:54
Nathan Cleary one of three NRL superstars on Eddie Jones' 'hit-list'
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has set his sights on three Australian rugby league representatives as potential transfer targets, inc…
Finn Morton
05 Apr, 1:12
'It's the pinnacle': Why Hong Kong title meant so much to AB 7s
The All Blacks Sevens made history on Sunday night as they ended nine years of heartbreak and disappointment with a Cup final triu…
Finn Morton
04 Apr, 20:24
The Semi Radradra verdict on Joseph Suaalii joining union from NRL
Fijian powerhouse Semi Radradra has given his verdict on the recent signing by Rugby Australia of Joseph Suaalii from the NRL.
Liam Heagney
04 Apr, 11:34
The Nic Dolly injury update that will enthuse Leicester and England
Leicester boss Richard Wigglesworth has reported that Nic Dolly is on the verge of a playing comeback just 11 months following the…
Liam Heagney
04 Apr, 9:01
Ben Youngs: The 'main England difference' between Borthwick, Jones
Centurion Test scrum-half Ben Youngs has revealed what he claims to be the main England difference now that Steve Borthwick has su…
Liam Heagney
04 Apr, 5:40
Ex-Ireland back-rower Jordi Murphy announces his retirement
Ireland international forward Jordi Murphy has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of this season. Capped 30 times…
04 Apr, 4:28
Ethan de Groot confirms future in New Zealand beyond World Cup
All Blacks prop Ethan de Groot has signed a new contract with New Zealand Rugby that will keep him in New Zealand until the end of…
Kim Ekin
03 Apr, 21:29
Rising Reds star Lynagh locked in until 2025
The 19-year-old has played himself onto the Wallabies radar with four strong Super Rugby Pacific performances after debuting in ro…
03 Apr, 21:02
Wales' Joe Hawkins World Cup in doubt following Prem switch
The Ospreys centre has made a major impact for his country.
03 Apr, 12:20
Is Jed Holloway the man to fix Australia's lineout woes?
One of Eddie Jones' first tasks will be righting the Wallabies lineout.
Nick Bishop
03 Apr, 10:14
Eddie Jones had some choice words for Australia's highest paid player
Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has left out veteran lock Rory Arnold from his 33-player squad and took a dig at the player for h…
Ian Cameron
03 Apr, 5:19
Eddie Jones' 'bricks**thouse' bolter eager for first contact
Affectionately dubbed a "brick s**thouse" by Eddie Jones, new Wallabies squad member Blake Schoupp has pledged to keep working to …
03 Apr, 4:20
Watch Eddie Jones' full, no-holds-barred Wallabies squad video conference
Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has named a 33-man squad for the team's first training camp of the year, with six uncapped player…
Ian Cameron
02 Apr, 8:42
Eddie Jones ends Wallabies speculation on Emmanuel Meafou
Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has ended speculation around the Test future of Toulouse's giant, Australian second row Emmanuel …
Ian Cameron
02 Apr, 8:34
Why the AB 7s were 'emotional' after thrilling semi-final win
The All Blacks Sevens are off to the big dance in Hong Kong after beating fierce rivals France 12-7 in a thrilling semi-final on S…
Finn Morton
02 Apr, 6:59
'Just taking care of the old man body': USA 7s star Perry Baker not done yet
Speedster Perry Baker is one of the greatest players to have ever donned the red, white and blue of the USA on the rugby sevens fi…
Finn Morton
02 Apr, 5:35
Springboks Nigel Owens deal on verge of completion - report
South Africa's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has revealed that he is on the verge of securing retired Welsh referee Nigel Owens…
Ian Cameron
02 Apr, 5:04
Surprise omissions as Eddie Jones names his first Wallabies squad
Eddie Jones has caught Formula 1 fever, likening his first Wallabies training squad to the motor sport pre-season.
02 Apr, 3:46
'One of my goals': Debutant realises AB 7s 'dream' in Hong Kong
Rising star Codemeru Vai realised a childhood dream on Friday as he made his international debut for the All Blacks Sevens in Hong…
Finn Morton
02 Apr, 2:26
Why French sevens hero is 'happy' to play NZ in HK semis
Sevens World Series heavyweights France survived an almighty scare on Sunday morning after going to extra time in their men’s qu…
Finn Morton
02 Apr, 0:42
'Pretty disappointed': Star left 'gutted' as Aus fail to qualify for HK quarters
Australia have failed to defend their Hong Kong Sevens crown after falling at the final hurdle of pool play against the United Sta…
Finn Morton
01 Apr, 10:51
Suaalii not a 15 in rugby union says Wallaby great
One of the Wallabies' all-time great fullbacks doesn't think code-hopping sensation Joseph Suaalii should play 15 when he switches…
Ian Cameron
01 Apr, 6:50
'We love it': AB 7s hold on for tough win over rivals RSA
In just a few words, All Blacks Sevens co-captain Dylan Collier summed up the esteemed rugby rivalry between New Zealand and South…
Finn Morton
01 Apr, 3:20
Everything you need to know about the Hong Kong Sevens
The party is just getting started here in Hong Kong.
Finn Morton
31 Mar, 21:08
'Like going to war': ABs 7s primed for 'tough' South Africa clash
Co-captain Dylan Collier is ready to go “to war” on Saturday when the All Blacks Sevens taken on fierce rivals South Africa in…
Finn Morton
31 Mar, 7:40
Bolts from the blue could reinvigorate Wallabies
Eddie Jones will name his first Wallabies training squad on Sunday.
31 Mar, 5:19
Papali'i tops Cane for All Blacks' 2022 form XV spot
The major takeaways from the All Blacks form XV was the team's captain being demoted to the bench while an uncapped back makes an …
Kim Ekin
31 Mar, 0:45
Live blog: Hong Kong Sevens day one
Finn Morton
31 Mar, 0:00
Sevens set for 46-year first as World Series returns to Hong Kong
The world-famous Hong Kong skyline provided the backdrop as captains of the 28 men’s and women’s teams gathered ahead of the C…
Kim Ekin
30 Mar, 23:30
Len Ikitau re-signs with Brumbies through until 2025
Rugby Australia have announced the re-signing of rising Brumbies and Wallabies star Len Ikitau, who has confirmed his commitment t…
Kim Ekin
30 Mar, 19:26
Under the radar All Blacks have no time to spare
The All Blacks are building towards the World Cup in the most unconventional manner.
Gregor Paul
30 Mar, 10:30
RFU statement: England recruit another 2019 Rugby World Cup winner
New England boss Steve Borthwick has recruited a second member of the Springboks 2019 World Cup-winning staff after securing a dea…
Liam Heagney
30 Mar, 9:21
Danny Cipriani comments on diving in rugby has splits fans
Former England fly-half Danny Cipriani has sparked a heated debate on Twitter by suggesting that diving or simulation could be see…
Ian Cameron
30 Mar, 7:39
'The last 20 minutes were horrible' - Thibaud Flament on playing Ireland
France second row Thibaud Flament says that Ireland were without a doubt the best team he has faced playing for Les Bleus in the T…
Ian Cameron
30 Mar, 6:40
Why Eddie Jones is off the mark about the Wallabies' new tactics
Possession-based rugby is alive and well - perhaps just not in Australia.
Nick Bishop
30 Mar, 5:59
'I don't know why anyone's shocked': Suaalii's switch planned years ago
Souths coach Jason Demetriou says Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii has been planning his code hop for years but cast doubt on Cam Murray foll…
29 Mar, 22:13
Why changing All Blacks eligibility would be so detrimental to New Zealand rugby
The All Blacks' Rugby Championship rivals have each adopted more inclusive eligibility rules that sees each of the tier-one sides …
Ned Lester
29 Mar, 20:15
The little known international team that Scott Robertson has already coached
“We not only had Razor; there was also Tabai Matson, Brent Frew, Dallas Seymour coaching our fifteens and sevens, as well as tra…
Frankie Deges
29 Mar, 16:52
Joseph Suaalii recruitment a triumph even if Wallabies out of reach
Joseph Suaalii's recruitment by Rugby Australia could have a long-lasting effect.
Tom Vinicombe
29 Mar, 10:47
'Was in my bed crying': Why Aussie 7s ace thought his career was over at 16
Darby Lancaster’s rise to World Series stardom with the Australian Sevens team is a story of grit, resilience and passion.
Finn Morton
29 Mar, 1:03
'I'm still pretty angry about it': Injured All Black Tupaea resentful over Swain cleanout
All Black second five-eighth Quinn Tupaea has opened up about his recovery from the ACL injury he suffered in last year's Bledislo…
Ben Smith
28 Mar, 18:16
10 of the best tweets about the bombshell Stuart Hogg retirement
There has been a massive online reaction to Monday’s bombshell announcement by Stuart Hogg that he will retire from playing rugb…
Liam Heagney
28 Mar, 6:46
'We invented a lot of stuff 10-12 years ago': All Blacks in desperate need of innovation
A semi-final loss at the 2019 World Cup saw a fresh wave of scrutiny, claiming the team was hanging on to old tactics and not evol…
Ned Lester
28 Mar, 0:06
'Sugar rush': Ex-All Black slams 'laughable' deal by Rugby Australia for Suaalii
Former All Black first five-eighth Stephen Donald has slammed Rugby Australia's latest deal.
Kim Ekin
27 Mar, 22:51
Ex-Wallaby hits back at league and the Roosters 'fool' who opened his mouth
Former Waratah and 2014 Super Rugby winner Stephen Hoiles and former Wallaby Morgan Turinui have hit back at comments coming from …
Kim Ekin
27 Mar, 21:15
Eight England players whose RWC journeys will end this Autumn
We look at a number of England players who - if selected - will almost certainly play in their last tournament this year when they…
Ian Cameron
27 Mar, 11:23
Stuart Hogg drops rugby retirement bombshell
Scottish rugby legend Stuart Hogg has announced that he will retire from international rugby after the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Fra…
Ian Cameron
27 Mar, 9:42
Time's running out as the Roger Tuivasa-Sheck debate rages on
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck might not be the best No 12 in Auckland, let alone New Zealand.
Nick Bishop
27 Mar, 8:05
Ex-Wallaby captain not sold on Suaalii deal
Former World Cup captain Stirling Mortlock has questioned Rugby Australia's multi-million-dollar investment in Joseph-Aukuso Suaal…
27 Mar, 0:32
Report: Tuivasa-Sheck to reject league and stay in union after World Cup
Blues and All Black midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is reportedly set to reject a return to the NRL after this year's World Cup.
Ben Smith
26 Mar, 19:52
The All Blacks injury toll five rounds into Super Rugby Pacific
Round five of Super Rugby Pacific was a designated 'rest week' for many All Blacks which helped softened the growing injury toll.
Ben Smith
26 Mar, 17:36
A 'definitive' heaviest rugby players XV in 2023
The internet is littered with lists of the heaviest rugby players playing the sport, even if frustratingly few are anything like a…
Ian Cameron
26 Mar, 14:06
'Rugby will never be perfectly safe, people need to accept that'
Sam Warburton is full of the joys of spring these days. Usually, at this time of year, he would be a wreck with the Guinness Six N…
Liam Heagney
26 Mar, 4:11
Springbok hero Cheslin Kolbe leaves pitch in tears after being carted off
The Springboks camp face a nervous wait after South Africa's 2019 World Cup hero Cheslin Kolbe left Toulon's match against Lyon on…
Kim Ekin
25 Mar, 22:27
'Isn't going to help beat the All Blacks': Roosters teammate on Suaalii's monster RA deal
Kiwi league international Brandon Smith has offered his thoughts on his Roosters' teammate Joseph Suaalii's new deal with Rugby Au…
Kim Ekin
25 Mar, 20:39
Joseph Suaalii is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist for Rugby Australia
Eddie Jones will hope his new league recruit will have as much impact as Israel Folau did in his Test debut in the last Lions seri…
Ben Smith
25 Mar, 20:02
The 'big difference' that denied Marcus Smith a fair England chance
Former England player Austin Healey has claimed that Marcus Smith wasn’t given a fair chance to impress by new head coach Steve …
Liam Heagney
25 Mar, 13:45
Who is Joseph Suaalii and why is his rugby union switch such a big deal?
He's being billed as the next Israel Folau, but who is 19-year-old Joseph Suaalii and why is it such a big deal that he's switchin…
Ian Cameron
25 Mar, 10:03
Eddie Jones poised to recruit recently sacked Top 14 coach - report
Eddie Jones’ next staff recruitment for the Wallabies is set to be Pierre-Henry Broncan, the Frenchman who recently lost his job…
Liam Heagney
25 Mar, 9:17
Eddie Jones gets his top target as Joseph Suaalii signs with Rugby Aus
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has landed his top target with Sydney Roosters flyer Joseph Suaalii signing a deal with Rugby Australi…
Finn Morton
25 Mar, 3:20
'Creeping sense of arrogance': Aussie scribe slams ABs after coaching saga
New Zealand Rugby’s decision to appoint the next All Blacks coach ahead of this year’s World Cup has not gone down well across…
Finn Morton
24 Mar, 23:27
Sir Steve Hansen isn't sure 'why the big onus is on red cards' in fight for player safety
All Blacks coaching great Sir Steve Hansen has offered his opinion on ways to improve the disciplinary system in rugby after Fredd…
Ned Lester
24 Mar, 19:49
Why Carter Gordon might just be the Wallabies' last hope
Carter Gordon has made a promising start to the Super Rugby Pacific season.
Nick Bishop
24 Mar, 19:42
Tom Pearson: 'I'd love to play in a World Cup'
The buccaneering young London Irish backrow has been getting rave reviews all season and is on England's radar
Owain Jones
24 Mar, 14:10
Springboks can still 'dominate' Ireland in one facet of game
Former South Africa head coach Nick Mallett believes that the Springboks still have it in their wheel house to beat Ireland at the…
Ian Cameron
24 Mar, 12:41
'Without offending anyone' - How Bastareud feels watching France
Former France centre Matthieu Bastareaud has expressed his discontent with the coaching style he experienced during his time repre…
Ian Cameron
24 Mar, 10:53
'Possession rugby is dead': Eddie Jones plots power game for the Wallabies
Eddie Jones has warned fans expecting the Wallabies to return to the glory days of the Galloping Greens-like running rugby under…
24 Mar, 3:56
'It's really poor': Eddie Jones criticises All Blacks coaching process
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has criticised New Zealand Rugby for their “poor” treatment of All Blacks boss Ian Foster.
Finn Morton
24 Mar, 2:58
Reports: Rugby Australia close to landing NRL star Joseph Sua'ali'i
Eddie Jones' desires to convert some of the NRL's finest to rugby union are a step closer to reality this week with multiple sourc…
Ned Lester
23 Mar, 23:26
Razor is the injection of authenticity NZ desperately needs
Scott Robertson will be one of the most engaging coaches on the international circuit.
Gregor Paul
23 Mar, 12:49
As Six Nations red cards fly one side has kept a clean sheet for 23 years
It's hardly a secret that there has seen a significant increase in red cards in recent years in rugby union - and the Guinness Six…
Ian Cameron
23 Mar, 7:40
Vern Cotter has new club in sights after shock Fiji exit
Just seven weeks after he quit as head coach of Fiji in dramatic fashion and Vern Cotter appears to have a new club on the horizon…
Ian Cameron
23 Mar, 6:50
Shaun Edwards wades in on Freddie Steward's rescinded red
French defence coach Shaun Edwards has expressed his bemusement over the decision to send off Freddie Steward in England's final S…
Ian Cameron
23 Mar, 5:59
Eddie Jones adds former England forwards coach to Wallabies staff
The Wallabies’ coaching setup has continued to take shape ahead of this year’s World Cup, with Eddie Jones calling on another …
Finn Morton
23 Mar, 0:10
'I'd entertain it': NRL star admits code switch 'wouldn't be off the cards'
Cronulla Sharks enforcer Toby Rudolf has admitted that a stunning code switch to rugby union “wouldn’t be off the cards” in …
Finn Morton
22 Mar, 19:26
Why next ABs coach Scott Robertson can 'become one of the greats'
Former New Zealand coach Laurie Mains has explained why newly appointed All Blacks coach Scott Robertson has the potential to “b…
Finn Morton
22 Mar, 2:26
Why Brumbies star needs to be in Eddie Jones' RWC plans
With this year’s Rugby World Cup just around the corner, Brumbies halfback Ryan Lonergan may have given Wallabies coach Eddie Jo…
Finn Morton
21 Mar, 23:55
'Maybe it is possible': Hurricanes star emerges as potential RWC 'bolter'
By his own admission, Cam Roigard is coming off his “best performance in the Canes jersey” after the halfback scored a double …
Finn Morton
21 Mar, 20:43
Winners and losers from the appointment of Robertson as All Blacks coach
New Zealand Rugby revealed that Scott Robertson will coach the All Blacks from 2024 onward, securing the most successful Super Rug…
Ben Smith
21 Mar, 19:16
Robertson's anti-climatic appointment ends sorry coaching saga
When everyone knows you should be coach - and that you’ll eventually get the job one day - a lot of the suspense and excitement …
Hamish Bidwell
21 Mar, 16:58
Greed kills World Cup campaigns
Wales, Grand Slam winners in 2019, were not able to peak at the business end of that year's Rugby World Cup as a result. The injur…
Ben Smith
21 Mar, 2:36
Former All Black names his three NZ halfbacks for RWC
With this year’s Rugby World Cup less than six months away, former All Black Steve Devine has named the three New Zealand halfba…
Finn Morton
21 Mar, 1:39
'It's an honour': Scott Robertson named next All Blacks coach
After months of rumours and speculation, New Zealand Rugby have confirmed that Scott Robertson will be the next head coach of the …
Finn Morton
20 Mar, 23:26
New All Blacks coach to be announced today - report
Following months of rumours and speculation, New Zealand Rugby are expected to announce the next All Blacks coach at 4pm NZT today…
Finn Morton
20 Mar, 21:36
Radradra among 3 stars confirmed to face Eddie Jones' Barbarians in May
Former New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has confirmed the recruitment of three superstars for his World XV ahead of their match…
Ian Cameron
20 Mar, 7:04
The subtle change to TMO useage in this year's Six Nations
It is easy for us all to forget that the use of the TMO, like VAR in football and to a lesser extent the third umpire in cricket, …
Paul Smith
19 Mar, 10:08
Ref Watch: Brainless machismo and courage under fire
From a refereeing perspective, one of the unfortunate aspects of being required to issue a red card is that the rest of your perfo…
Paul Smith
19 Mar, 5:14
Former Wallaby snubs Barretts, Taukei'aho in combined ANZAC XV
Wallabies legend Tim Horan has sensationally snubbed the Barrett brothers and world-class hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho from his hy…
Finn Morton
18 Mar, 23:59
Gregor Townsend's Scotland future to be discussed
The Scotland head coach is out of contract after this year’s World Cup.
18 Mar, 15:17
Sonny Bill Williams makes shock predictions for Six Nations finale
Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has made a bold prediction for the final round of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.
Ian Cameron
18 Mar, 7:07
PRB statement: First standard contracts in Welsh rugby now agreed
Wales’ final match in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations away to France on Saturday has coincided with a standard contract being pres…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar, 6:39
Mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka announces end to All Blacks career
Legendary mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka has announced that his time with the All Blacks will come to an end at the conclusion …
Ned Lester
18 Mar, 0:56
Have Hurricanes halves provided a glimpse at All Blacks future?
Cam Roigard and Brett Cameron will forge a strong halves combo for the Hurricanes.
17 Mar, 11:17
Scotland must wean itself off imported talent
A home game to end the Six Nations against the bottom-ranked team. Win that and they’ll end third on the league table, their fir…
Daniel Gallan
17 Mar, 7:49
What makes the 'new Ireland' so unbreakable?
Ireland, like all champion teams, are able to adapt under pressure.
17 Mar, 7:00
Andy Marinos detests disloyal tag as Jones eyes NRL stars
Reports that suggest Eddie Jones and Rugby Australia's emphasis on recruiting NRL talent to bolster the Wallabies team is being re…
Ned Lester
16 Mar, 23:43
Gilpin: 'Making the game better isn't safety versus spectacle'
World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin believes increasing the safety of the game is not at odds with increasing its entertainment value - an…
Ian Cameron
16 Mar, 13:20
Why it's not 'entirely a bad thing' for Australian players to move overseas
Andy Marinos concedes Rugby Australia needs to step up its talent identification to avoid losing more Mack Hansens and the like …
16 Mar, 1:23
Fraser McReight wants Wallabies 'bucket list' moment with Harry Wilson
Fraser McReight wants to wear a gold jersey alongside good mate Harry Wilson and hopes he'll follow his lead after committing to A…
16 Mar, 1:03
'Best that I say nothing': Scott Robertson coy over All Blacks future
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson made international headlines earlier this year after dropping an All Blacks coaching bombshell ahe…
Finn Morton
15 Mar, 20:46
All Black tighthead prop signs long-term extension after breakout season
Lomax has re-committed to New Zealand Rugby until the end of 2026, and will remain eligible for the All Blacks with the Hurricanes…
Ben Smith
15 Mar, 19:10
'No one wanted him': Ex-Wallaby says Hansen had no future in Australia
Former Wallaby midfielder Morgan Turinui insists that Ireland's new star would not have got picked had he stayed in Australia.
Ben Smith
15 Mar, 18:24
Crusaders midfielder commits to New Zealand Rugby until 2025
All Blacks back David Havili has his sights set on more success in Aotearoa after re-signing with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) until th…
Kim Ekin
15 Mar, 17:10
Rugby Australia re-sign Hooper's heir apparent at openside
Michael Hooper's Wallabies heir apparent Fraser McReight will remain in Australian rugby beyond the World Cup.
15 Mar, 17:05
How Mack Hansen outclassed Duhan van der Merwe in Edinburgh
Duhan van der Merwe will long remember Mack Hansen after their Edinburgh showdown.
Ben Smith
15 Mar, 5:47
'I've got to perform': Asafo Aumua discusses his RWC ambitions
With this year’s Rugby World Cup just a matter of months away, there are a number of players in New Zealand with a genuine point…
Finn Morton
15 Mar, 2:09
'Sick of hearing about it': Australia's rugby players fed up with Eddie Jones' flirtation
One of Australia's top player agents has come out with frustrations levelled at incoming Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones.
Kim Ekin
15 Mar, 0:08
England's Maggie Alphonsi included on WRU independent review panel
Legendary England women’s player Maggie Alphonsi has been named on the panel that will investigate allegations of sexism, misogy…
Liam Heagney
14 Mar, 6:18
Scotland Women in a good place ahead of Six Nations campaign
Scotland head coach Bryan Easson believes his side are entering a “fresh, exciting period” ahead of the Six Nations.
13 Mar, 16:40
Why Noah Lolesio could be on the cusp of seizing Australia's No 10 jersey
There are already distinct signs that Stephen Larkham’s tutelage is bearing fruit for Noah Lolesio.
Nick Bishop
13 Mar, 13:52
Players stabbed in South Africa by spectators, probe launched
South African rugby authorities have launched an investigation into allegations that players were stabbed by spectators following …
Chris Jones
13 Mar, 6:28
Wallabies legend Sekope Kepu on the 'military style' abuse he suffered in New Zealand
Wallabies legend Sekope Kepu has detailed abuse he suffered at an Auckland boarding school that included 'military-style brutal be…
13 Mar, 0:55
'Rugby really needs to get its own house in order': Rabbitohs hit back over rugby's raid
South Sydney Rabbitohs have hit back at the rival code after suggestions that Eddie Jones was interested in their star Origin rep.
Kim Ekin
13 Mar, 0:16
Rugby Australia responds to World Rugby's new tackle trials
Rugby Australia has confirmed its intention to work with World Rugby on a global law trial reducing the legal height of the tackle…
Kim Ekin
12 Mar, 21:45
'It was immense': Farrell hails Ireland's win as best he's seen after injury crisis
Andy Farrell praised the character of his Grand Slam-chasing Ireland side after they overcame the loss of five players.
12 Mar, 20:08
Ref Watch: Sometimes less is more in rugby
I really like Luke Pearce’s approach to refereeing and will not be at all surprised if he survives the midway cut and takes char…
Paul Smith
12 Mar, 15:55
Ringrose 'up and talking' as Ireland issue update on 5 injured players
Ireland centre Garry Ringrose is being closely monitored after suffering a head injury during Ireland's 22-7 Guinness Six Nations …
Ian Cameron
12 Mar, 14:43
Injury ravaged Ireland on brink of Grand Slam after beating Scotland
The visitors put in a brilliant second-half display to win 22-7.
12 Mar, 13:44
Scotland player ratings vs Ireland | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: Scotland were denied a first Triple Crown since 1990 as Ireland continued their quest for a Grand Slam wi…
Gavin Harper
12 Mar, 13:29
Ref Watch: Ireland's disallowed try off a Scottish infringement
Ireland had an early try disallowed after they appeared to have legally stolen a Scotland throw and sent their forwards driving ov…
Paul Smith
12 Mar, 11:47
A list of England Rugby's heaviest defeats
The 53-10 scoreline in England's devastating home defeat to France in the Guinness Six Nations has made the record books for all t…
Ian Cameron
12 Mar, 8:28
One of the favourites to be next All Blacks coach withdraws
New Zealand assistant coach Joe Schmidt has confirmed that he will not lead the All Blacks next year, as his focus will remain on …
Ian Cameron
11 Mar, 5:58
Pollard: 'England are in a good spot... that makes them dangerous'
Handre Pollard was in cracking form when put forward by Leicester for interview, embracing 34 wide-ranging questions over a 20-min…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar, 4:45
Springbok training camp bolstered by eight newcomers
These camps are part of the Boks’ preparations for the Rugby World Cup in France in September and October, where they will attem…
10 Mar, 18:10
James O'Connor eyes Wallabies revival after 'deflating' 2022
James O'Connor's chances of a Wallabies recall have increased with Eddie Jones at the helm.
Jim Tucker
10 Mar, 14:38
Incumbent All Blacks' pain could be Shaun Stevenson's gain
A refresh on the wings could once again be on the cards for the All Blacks.
Tom Vinicombe
10 Mar, 14:31
I like the lopsided nature of this Rugby World Cup
It’s not often those with their hands on the levers of power pay heed to the baying rabble and their noisy quibbles. Especially …
Daniel Gallan
10 Mar, 5:47
'Well done to that fan': Eddie Jones reacts to leaked Wallabies draft
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones made international headlines last weekend after he was caught drafting a potential Wallabies squad dur…
Finn Morton
10 Mar, 0:22
'Some of the best players in Australia' to square off in SR blockbuster
Three contenders for the Wallabies' fullback job at this year's World Cup will square off on Saturday night when the ACT Brumbies …
09 Mar, 23:00
What happened the first time George Gregan tried to tackle Jonah Lomu
Wallaby great George Gregan admitted he was dumbfounded the first time he tried to tackle the late, great Jonah Lomu.
Ned Lester
09 Mar, 22:27
Scott Barrett reveals his stance on future All Blacks captaincy
Crusaders captain Scott Barrett isn't looking too far ahead but admits he'd consider taking up the All Blacks' captainship after t…
Ned Lester
09 Mar, 19:16
Injured All Black 'on track' for Super Rugby return this season
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland believes injured All Black TJ Perenara is “on track to be playing” before the end of this year…
Finn Morton
09 Mar, 0:33
Wallabies versatile lock re-commits to Rugby Australia on new deal
The versatile forward, who can cover both lock and backrow positions has since made 76 appearances for the Waratahs over two stint…
Kim Ekin
08 Mar, 14:59
All Blacks boosted by re-signing of Barrett for two more years
All Blacks forward Scott Barrett is set to continue building his legacy in Aotearoa after re-signing with New Zealand Rugby until …
Kim Ekin
08 Mar, 14:53
The 'poppycock' Baxter reaction to England picking overseas players
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has shot down recent speculation that the restriction preventing overseas-based players from representing E…
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 5:53
'Want to represent Ireland': Why former Force star left Aussie rugby behind
Former Junior Wallabies squad member Byron Ralston will always be remembered as the player who scored the Western Force’s first …
Finn Morton
08 Mar, 0:50
Why Eddie Jones should target QLD Maroons star
Brisbane Broncos forward Patrick Carrigan has been touted as a potential transfer target for Rugby Australia after another NRL sta…
Finn Morton
07 Mar, 22:51
'You are having bad days': Kirwan calls for more superstars in All Blacks Sevens side
After winning back-to-back events in Sydney and Los Angeles, the All Blacks Sevens stumbled to a quarter-final loss to Australia i…
Ben Smith
07 Mar, 20:43
Report: Top 14 club sign former Crusader and Wallaby loose forward
Former Crusader and current Wallaby and Brumbies flanker Pete Samu has inked a two-year deal in France following this year's Rugby…
Ben Smith
07 Mar, 18:09
Change is scary but Welsh rugby not changing is even more frightening
Change can be scary. Besides, if it’s not broken, why try to fix things? Except things are broken, very broken, in Welsh rugby a…
Daniel Gallan
07 Mar, 9:43
How the selection of Ollie Lawrence has 'solved' England's No 10 conundrum
Whoever wears No 10 for England, they will perform better with Ollie Lawrence outside them.
Nick Bishop
07 Mar, 8:17
Kurt-Lee Arendse has made a decision on his post-World Cup future
Springboks winger Kurt-Lee Arendse has confirmed what he will do after the upcoming Rugby World Cup finals in France, agreeing to …
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 4:16
What if Darcy Swain made a throat-slash gesture to a New Zealand player?
If Wallabies lock Darcy Swain made a throat-slitting gesture at a New Zealand player, how would we like that? And, if not Swain, t…
Hamish Bidwell
06 Mar, 21:17
'We will see where he can take us': Eddie Jones thinks Quade Cooper has another World Cup in him
Eddie Jones has backed flyhalf Quade Cooper to make the next World Cup at 35 years of age but stopped short of guaranteeing him a …
Ben Smith
06 Mar, 16:01
Expectations for Razor as All Blacks coach should be dampened
Robertson is the candidate who can energise and rally support behind the All Blacks, but expectations shouldn't be held demanding …
Ben Smith
05 Mar, 23:18
Los Pumas powerhouse Marcos Kremer signs for Clermont
Clermont has made yet another big-name signing ahead of the new season with the addition of Los Puma's powerhouse Marcos Kremer to…
Ian Cameron
05 Mar, 10:49
'The last World Cup wasn't so happy for us... we now want revenge'
This weekend would have been very different for Matias Moroni if the world hadn’t abruptly shut down three years ago. Instead of…
Liam Heagney
05 Mar, 4:30
Australia shock All Blacks Sevens in Vancouver
Australia has prevented another New Zealand sweep of men's and women's titles on the World Rugby Sevens circuit.
05 Mar, 1:30
Japanese club cancel season after bar ransacked leaving Wallabies star in limbo
Wallabies lock Rory Arnold has been left in limbo after his Japanese club Hino Red Dolphins cancelled their season.
Kim Ekin
04 Mar, 15:45
SA Rugby resort to blast from the past to replace Jurie Roux
SA Rugby have found a interim replacement for Jurie Roux as CEO, appointing Rian Oberholzer to the position.
Ian Cameron
03 Mar, 3:48
How Dave Rennie's demands almost drove star winger out of rugby
Suliasi Vunivalu has revealed how Dave Rennie's training demands almost drove him out of rugby as he prepares to live up to new …
03 Mar, 0:52
Sam Cane: Early coach appointment the 'writing on the wall' for Ian Foster
All Blacks captain Sam Cane admits he wasn't surprised by Ian Foster's decision to bow out of the running for All Blacks coach for…
Ned Lester
02 Mar, 23:08
'Where is Mark Robinson?': NZR CEO accused of being 'missing in action'
David Moffet accused NZR's board of being in place for the wrong reasons, such as chasing recognition and the novelty of being in …
Ned Lester
02 Mar, 18:09
Prince Harry tells naked truth about his love of rugby
Prince Harry has revealed the depth of his love for the game of rugby - collecting signatures from England's stark naked World Cup…
02 Mar, 3:28
Can Eddie Jones find a way for broken Wallabies to beat All Blacks?
Australian players are habitual losers when faced with Kiwi opposition.
02 Mar, 2:54
Young halves won't go unnoticed by Eddie Jones with All Blacks looming
Eddie Jones has inherited a slew of capped halves but it's the new breed that most excites.
02 Mar, 1:03
'It's amateur hour': NZR slammed following coaching announcement
SENZ Breakfast host Tony Kemp hasn’t held back in his assessment of the coaching announcement, as he slammed NZR for their lack …
Finn Morton
01 Mar, 20:38
Coaching staff stood down after death of Fiji U20s player
The Fiji U20s coaching staff have been stood down and an investigation launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ra…
Chris Jones
01 Mar, 7:34
Ian Foster's shock bombshell in response to NZR's announcement
The All Blacks will have a new head coach in 2024 with Foster dropping out of contention. 
Ben Smith
28 Feb, 23:25
Brumbies' Frost hungry to beef up ahead of World Cup
Brumbies man mountain Nick Frost says he's still on the extra meals as he looks to reach new heights that might help both club and…
28 Feb, 23:18
New All Blacks coach to be appointed within 'the next four to six weeks'
New Zealand Rugby have confirmed that the next All Blacks head coach will be appointed within “the next four to six weeks.”
Finn Morton
28 Feb, 19:48
'Let's be honest': Why Kiwi pundit is 'scared' of Eddie Jones' Wallabies
Eddie Jones hasn’t been back in Australia for long, but the legendary coach has already made an impression across the ditch.
Finn Morton
28 Feb, 18:48
David Flatman: 'I fear the game is becoming too apologetic. Rugby simply will never appease everybody'
Rugby, like all sports, has its issues, but it should also shout a little louder about all the merits it possesses and stand proud
David Flatman
28 Feb, 12:34
'That next level': Rebels prop Gibbon eyeing Rugby World Cup berth
There's no place like home for Melbourne prop Matt Gibbon, although his rugby aspirations stretch much further than AAMI Park.
28 Feb, 0:29
The less said by Scott Robertson the better
Foster is neither a public relations asset, nor the owner of an accomplished coaching record, but he looks better than NZR right n…
Hamish Bidwell
27 Feb, 23:45
Kieran Read on why New Zealand Rugby doesn't need to worry about All Black exodus
Former All Black captain Kieran Read has weighed in with what he expects for the All Blacks in 2024 after the next Rugby World Cup…
Ben Smith
27 Feb, 22:37
'Disrespectful to our badge': Blitzboks coach tears into team after horror showing in LA
No one could have predicted the showing in Los Angeles as the Blitzboks slumped to four losses with just one lone win over Canada.…
Kim Ekin
27 Feb, 17:49
RA statement: Eddie Jones names his new Wallabies coach
Eddie Jones has named his new Wallabies defence coach, appointing Brett Hodgson on a two-year deal through to the end of 2024.
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 4:28
Andy Farrell optimistic Ireland will have key players back for Scotland
Ireland boss Andy Farrell is optimistic most of his sidelined stars will be fit and firing for a crunch Murrayfield showdown with …
26 Feb, 22:24
'Name the new coach or don't': Ex-All Black captain blasts handling of Foster situation
Ex-All Black captain Kieran Read has weighed in on the All Blacks coaching job drama between Ian Foster and Scott Robertson.
Ben Smith
26 Feb, 20:16
Scotland player ratings vs France | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: Scotland's hopes of a first Six Nations Grand Slam were brought to an end in Paris as France edged a puls…
Gavin Harper
26 Feb, 12:43
Scotland brought down to earth in France after horror start
Gregor Townsend’s side were ripped apart early on as the hosts raced into a 19-0 lead.
26 Feb, 12:22
France player ratings vs Scotland | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Although France, last year's Grand Slam winners, suffered a setback in their previous match against Ireland, they were eager to re…
Ian Cameron
26 Feb, 12:05
Springboks want to hire Nigel Owens ahead of RWC - report
The Springboks are reportedly set to make a bid to hire retired referee Nigel Owens to come and consult for the team ahead of the …
Ian Cameron
26 Feb, 7:56
Ulster's message to Boks on a Duane Vermeulen RWC return
Ulster head coach Dan McFarland believes Duane Vermeulen can still be a vital cog in the Springboks’ squad when the World Cup co…
26 Feb, 7:09
'Learning to walk again': Aussie 7s ace opens up about devastating injury
Defending World Series champions Australia will be desperate to bounce back in Los Angeles this weekend following their disappoint…
Finn Morton
25 Feb, 0:05
Gareth Edwards' 1973 Barbarians jersey fetches eyewatering sum
Edwards finished off a spectacular seven-man move during the victory over New Zealand in Cardiff 50 years ago.
24 Feb, 10:55
Ex-Ireland, Leicester and Munster scrumhalf Tom Tierney dead at 46
Former Ireland, Leicester Tigers and Munster scrumhalf Tom Tierney has passed away suddenly at the age of 46.
Ian Cameron
24 Feb, 8:47
Fiji name a new head coach three weeks after Cotter's sudden exit
Fiji have named Simon Raiwalui as their new head coach just over three weeks after Vern Cotter surprisingly stepped away from the …
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 5:07
'Shaking my head' Eddie Jones pens open letter about the Wallabies
New Wallabies boss Eddie Jones has penned a lengthy open letter to Australian rugby fans on the opening weekend of the 2023 Super …
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 4:26
Steve Borthwick wants assurances he can pick 'best players possible' for England
Steve Borthwick has called on the Rugby Football Union to ensure he is able to select the strongest possible England team as fears…
24 Feb, 0:01
The strategic shift behind Finn Russell's Scotland comeback
Finn Russell's turn of form with Scotland has not happened by chance.
Nick Bishop
23 Feb, 15:21
'He's been smiling so that's a good sign, I think': Wallabies on 'scary' Eddie Jones
Even newly-crowned 2022 Australian Super Rugby player of the year Rob Valetini is fretting after only meeting Jones briefly for th…
22 Feb, 22:48
'I've sat quiet and I've toed the line': Ian Foster doubles down on NZR call
Ian Foster has doubled down on his call for the announcement of the All Blacks coach beyond 2023 to be made following this year's …
Ned Lester
22 Feb, 22:25
Rugby Australia re-sign 'world class' Valetini to long-term deal
Powerful backrower Rob Valetini has committed his future to Australian Rugby by signing a four-year extension
Kim Ekin
22 Feb, 20:37
How the new law changes in Super Rugby can bring the All Blacks up to speed
Comparing statistics from Super Rugby Pacific and the top international teams is offering an insight into the rugby trends that co…
Ned Lester
22 Feb, 17:04
'It was 100 per cent the right decision': Springbok coach on last year's 'failure'
South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber says the Springboks will continue to evolve their game-plan and add more attacking strings.
22 Feb, 16:00
Cheslin Kolbe joins chorus of support for Springboks joining Six Nations
Cheslin Kolbe has become the latest high profile figure to put his support behind South Africa joining the Six Nations.
Ben Smith
22 Feb, 15:52
Rugby Australia statement: Two assistant coaches have quit
Rugby Australia have issued a statement confirming that new head coach Eddie Jones will not be working with assistants Dan McKella…
Liam Heagney
22 Feb, 7:10
'Highly unlikely that I will be': Foster makes startling prediction over his All Blacks future
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has weighed in on supposed timelines for the appointment of the All Blacks coaching job for 2024.
Ben Smith
21 Feb, 19:34
Ex-All Black fears coaching distraction will derail World Cup campaign
Former All Black wing John Kirwan has expressed his doubt over this year's World Cup campaign as the distraction of the All Blacks…
Kim Ekin
21 Feb, 16:45
Why Wayne Smith is incorrect about the rolling maul
The rolling maul isn't quite the weapon Wayne Smith makes it out to be.
Nick Bishop
21 Feb, 9:52
Clive Woodward curiously changes tune on 2000 England player strike
Clive Woodward has curiously changed his tune on the England rugby player strike that took place in November 2000.
Liam Heagney
21 Feb, 4:09
'Must have been told something': Why Scott Robertson will be the next ABs coach
Coach Scott Robertson is in demand, and has been for quite time. The Crusaders coach has been linked with a number of internationa…
Finn Morton
21 Feb, 1:34
'It was a tough time': The All Black who 'had' to leave New Zealand
At just 25 years of age, one-Test All Black Brett Cameron left New Zealand to pursue an opportunity with Japanese club Kamaishi Se…
Finn Morton
20 Feb, 23:28
Michael Hooper breaks silence on Wallabies captaincy question
A mentally and physically revitalised Michael Hooper has changed his tune and says he's ready to resume the Wallabies captaincy if…
20 Feb, 3:43
Can the power of song lift beleaguered Wales to reignite their fire?
The Principality Stadium is renowned for its atmosphere, where players voices can be drowned out by wall of noise and mellifluous …
Jack Zorab
20 Feb, 2:17
Eddie Jones reveals how close NRL immortal came to stunning code switch
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has dropped a bombshell in a conversation with NRL guru Phil ‘Gus” Gould. In fact, it might be the…
Finn Morton
19 Feb, 23:38
The fallout from SARU's latest off-field debacle is escalating
The fall-out over the South African Rugby Union’s decision to ‘withdraw’ an invitation to Tel Aviv Heat to play in the Mzans…
Jan De Koning
19 Feb, 9:23
'World-class' Wallaby heading to French club after RWC
Wallabies utility Reece Hodge is set to depart Australian rugby after the World Cup to join French Top 14 club Bayonne on a thre…
18 Feb, 23:10
How Eddie Jones is helping rugby 'make a little bit more noise' in Australia
Super Rugby Pacific hasn’t started yet, and Test matches are still months away, but Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has already made…
Finn Morton
18 Feb, 19:46
The All Blacks don't deserve to be let off the hook with 'underdog' status
But don’t take my word for it. It’s All Blacks great Justin Marshall who’s saying New Zealand’s now a world cup smokey.
Hamish Bidwell
18 Feb, 19:16
'I love that': Maro Itoje welcomes Welsh hostility
Maro Itoje will welcome the noise generated by a hostile Principality Stadium when England and Wales collide.
18 Feb, 18:53
Why New Zealand Rugby need to hear the story of David Nucifora
The idea of naming a coach's successor while the incumbent holds office is not new in the sport of rugby, although it is new to th…
Ned Lester
17 Feb, 21:40
Rieko Ioane denies reports of a move to Japan in 2024
The rumoured contract may not come as a surprise, however, considering the nature of the contract extension Ioane signed last year…
Ned Lester
17 Feb, 18:27
Richard Wigglesworth on England job, Mike Brown's Leicester debut
Interim Leicester boss Richard Wigglesworth has spoken for the first time about being a new addition to the Steve Borthwick coachi…
Liam Heagney
17 Feb, 10:52
Gollings gives Fiji players 'shake-up' and removes captaincy
Fiji sevens coach Ben Gollings has drafted in four new players and taken the captaincy off Waisea Nacuqu in a bid
Chris Jones
17 Feb, 4:19
'The Professor gave me love for the game': Scott Robertson discusses his coaching idol
The Professor's enthusiasm and understanding for the game rubbed off on a young Scott Robertson, who revealed just how the intrica…
Ned Lester
17 Feb, 1:25
Aaron Smith credits All Blacks coaching reshuffle for his resurgence
A tumultuous start to the All Blacks' 2022 birthed an opportunity for Joe Schmidt, an opportunity that has seen the former Ireland…
Ned Lester
16 Feb, 23:55
Eddie Jones describes recruiting assistant coaches as 'smash and grab' trophy heist
Eddie Jones won't dictate tactics to Super Rugby Pacific coaches but he may call on them to join his coaching staff for the Wallab…
16 Feb, 16:52
Coachless Fiji offer top job to Scott Robertson
Currently coachless Fiji have offered a Test role to much sought-after Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson.
Ian Cameron
16 Feb, 12:35
Munster recruit Maori All Blacks midfielder
Chiefs midfielder Alex Nankivell is set to play his final season of Super Rugby Pacific in 2023, with the 26-year-old signing for …
Kim Ekin
16 Feb, 12:10
Former Lions starter Jack McGrath retires at 33
Former British & Irish Lions Test starting prop Jack McGrath has retired at the age of 33.
Ian Cameron
16 Feb, 6:17
Welsh winger 'full of beans and bouncing around' ahead of return
Louis Rees-Zammit is set to give Guinness Six Nations strugglers Wales a major boost by returning to action for his club Glouceste…
16 Feb, 1:14
How Eddie Jones' return 'opens up opportunities' for forgotten Wallabies
Rugby Australia’s decision to replace Dave Rennie with Eddie Jones ahead of this year’s World Cup could breathe new life into …
Finn Morton
15 Feb, 19:14
How Ireland and Scotland exposed the latest trend in rugby defences
Rugby league defence coaches have become all the rage in the Six Nations - but they'll have to rethink their strategies.
Nick Bishop
15 Feb, 5:57
Why the All Blacks have an 'opportunity' to 'ambush' this year's RWC
Don’t put it down to the luck of the Irish, the world’s No. 1 team are more than deserving of the ‘favourites’ tag ahead o…
Finn Morton
15 Feb, 0:03
How Eddie Jones will keep players 'on edge' this season
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says Eddie Jones' all-seeing eye will keep Super Rugby Pacific players "on edge" as they bid to s…
14 Feb, 22:50
'Bit of a mistake': Former Chiefs back slams RA's decision to axe Rennie
Former Chiefs utility back Chase Tiatia has slammed Rugby Australia's decision to part ways with former Wallabies coach Dave Renni…
Finn Morton
13 Feb, 22:12
What 'great man' Dave Rennie told dropped Wallabies star
With this year’s World Cup just around the corner, the Wallabies ramped up their preparations for the sport's most prestigious e…
Finn Morton
13 Feb, 18:55
Simon Middleton urges RFU to bring women into England's coaching set up
The 57-year-old will step down as boss at the end of the upcoming Women’s Six Nations.
13 Feb, 11:53
Mick Cleary: 'Even Tom Curry will have to go some to reclaim that starting shirt. Willis is back in the frame'
England put some pride back into the shirt with a much-improved effort against an ambitious Italy side, but there is still work to…
Mick Cleary
13 Feb, 3:39
'I'm allowed to express myself': The secret behind Finn Russell's recent form
Finn Russell put his sensational recent form for Scotland down to finding renewed harmony with head coach Gregor Townsend.
12 Feb, 23:46
What 'scared' Tahs flanker Lachlan Swinton about 'unknown' injury
Following a lengthy stint on the sidelines, Waratahs enforcer Lachlan Swinton has opened up about the cruel injury blow which left…
Finn Morton
12 Feb, 22:55
'A big learning for me': RTS 'really stoked' with 2022 season
Dual international Roger Tuivasa-Sheck had to overcome an unprecedented amount of pressure and expectation as he pursued his All B…
Finn Morton
12 Feb, 21:20
'We're well behind the eight ball': Why the Six Nations is better than TRC
If the opening two rounds of this year’s Six Nations is anything to go by, then the World Cup in France could be a momentous tou…
Finn Morton
12 Feb, 19:38
Wales are being savaged following record loss to Scotland
Warren Gatland's Wales are being savaged after they suffered a record 35-7 loss to Scotland, one which had stood for 140 years of …
Ian Cameron
12 Feb, 6:13
Scottish rugby enters uncharted territory
Early in the second half, a wave of anxiety swept around Murrayfield. You could feel the nerves in the simmering atmosphere.
Jamie Lyall
12 Feb, 4:02

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