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Zander Fagerson added to Scotland's Six Nations injury list
Another key Scotland player has emerged as a doubt for the Six Nations after Zander Fagerson was ruled out for “the foreseeable…
PA
13 Dec, 6:34
Eddie Jones lands Barbarians job against old rival
One week after being sacked by England, the Barbarians have named Eddie Jones as their coach to face a World XV in May next year.
Josh Raisey
13 Dec, 5:00
The All Blacks who are on the World Cup selection bubble after 2022
The All Blacks made significant strides in 2022 towards finding the 33 players who will jump on a plane to France next year.
OPINION
Ben Smith
13 Dec, 0:11
'He said he had watched every one of my carries for the last 2 or 3 years'
England star Anthony Watson has described Steve Borthwick as “a ridiculously good coach” ahead of his likely ascension to Engl…
PA
12 Dec, 13:25
'My goodness' - Scottish punter confuses NFL with classic rugby play
Scottish NFL punter Jamie Gillan has confused American football fans and officials alike after drop-kicking the ball after as he b…
Ian Cameron
12 Dec, 10:23
Winning isn't everything - but neither is the Rugby World Cup
New Zealand and England have endured tumultuous seasons in 2022 - but only one coach has lost their jobs.
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
12 Dec, 8:33
Clermont confirm signing of jilted All Black on two-year deal
Two-cap All Black Pita Gus Sowakula has ostensibly given up hope on ever playing for the New Zealand national side again, signing …
Tom Vinicombe
12 Dec, 7:14
The winners and losers for the All Blacks in 2022
The All Blacks 2022 season will be remembered as a turbulent time for the the men in black after a rocky start that almost culmina…
Ben Smith
11 Dec, 20:58
Owen Farrell: Players not behind Eddie Jones' sacking
Australian Jones lost his job after overseeing England’s worst year of results since 2008.
AAP
11 Dec, 19:09
'I thought I was the man': Why Lowe wouldn't have picked himself for ABs
It wasn’t that long that ago that Ireland star James Lowe was one of the most exciting players in New Zealand rugby, and appeare…
Finn Morton
11 Dec, 13:45
The winners and losers from the 2022 Wallabies season
An injury-ravaged Wallabies side showed plenty of fight, character and potential throughout a tough international campaign which w…
OPINION
Finn Morton
11 Dec, 13:06
Top English rugby ref hits out at Gary Neville remarks
Gallagher Premiership referee Christophe Ridley has hit out at remarks made by ITV football pundit Gary Neville following England'…
Ian Cameron
11 Dec, 10:33
Four sides linked to Eddie Jones as one Test side goes public in bid for coach
For a man deemed to be surplus to requirements by the Rugby Football Union - Eddie Jones sure is a man in demand.
Ian Cameron
11 Dec, 7:15
Rugby 'snobbery' towards Fifa World Cup controversy is getting crucified online
A social media post by a rugby website taking the high ground over a Fifa World Cup controversy has backfired.
Sam Smith
10 Dec, 19:18
Why Aussie scribe is 'quietly confident' Jones will return to Wallabies
The Rugby Football Union made a bold call earlier this week by axing super coach Eddie Jones nine months out from the World Cup, b…
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 18:05
Eddie Jones breaks silence: 'Nothing is off the table'
Former England head coach Eddie Jones has broken his silence, speaking to respected Australian rugby league writer Danny Weidler i…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 16:15
Robshaw on why he thinks RFU ultimately sacked Eddie Jones
Former England captain Chris Robshaw has given an insight into why he believes the Rugby Football Union ultimately sacked Eddie Jo…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 14:26
'I don't think modern rugby players are all that happy'
Australian icon David Campese believes that modern rugby has lost its sense of fun and that there are less and less mavericks plyi…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 6:42
Gary Gold steps down as US Eagles coach with 'immediate effect'
USA Eagles head coach Gary Gold has stepped down from his role following on from the side's failure to qualify for the 2023 Rugby …
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 5:09
'It would be great': Etzebeth on Springboks joining the Six Nations
Talk of restructuring the domestic tournaments around the world to better suit an international season - as well as potentially in…
Ned Lester
10 Dec, 0:20
Two key forwards ready to make a return to the Crusaders engine room
There's some good news on the injury front for the Crusaders ahead of the 2023 season.
Sam Smith
09 Dec, 11:14
Borthwick reveals chat with Eddie Jones as he's quizzed on England job
Steve Borthwick has revealed he spoke to sacked Eddie Jones this week but insists his expected elevation to replace his former men…
Chris Jones
09 Dec, 10:42
Eddie Jones may ditch rugby union entirely according to latest rumour
Former England head coach Eddie Jones could ditch rugby union entirely according to latest rumour doing the rounds.
Ian Cameron
09 Dec, 9:01
'Huge honour and privilege': Savea reacts to ABs Player of the Year Award
All Blacks Player of the Year Ardie Savea has spoken about how much of an “honour and privilege” it is to win the award in vid…
Finn Morton
08 Dec, 20:46
'I feel for Noah Lolesio': RWC winner weighs in on Australia's 'selection policy'
While the Wallabies showed plenty of potential during an injury-ravaged campaign, it seems like they’re still not getting the mo…
Finn Morton
08 Dec, 20:11
Scott Robertson razor focussed on Crusaders amidst England speculation
With the recent sackings of Wayne Pivac and Eddie Jones, rumours again started swirling that Scott Robertson could be appointed he…
Ned Lester
08 Dec, 19:45
Wallabies player ratings: Tight five struggled to excel during tough year
After a tough international campaign, not many players in Australia's tight five stood out - but that doesn't mean there are no po…
OPINION
Finn Morton
08 Dec, 17:08
'It is the worst and the lowest I've ever known it to be in my life'
Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio has pinpointed what he sees as the 'worst aspect' of the last 12 months for the national…
Ian Cameron
08 Dec, 7:08
Rassie Erasmus makes public Whats App message from Eddie Jones
South Africa’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has shown his respect for Eddie Jones, who was given the boot by the Rugby Footb…
Rugby365
08 Dec, 6:10
Eddie Jones may already have a new job
Dismissed England head coach Eddie Jones may already have found a new job - in the Top 14.
Ian Cameron
08 Dec, 4:25
Ruahei Demant and Ardie Savea recognised as NZ's best at annual awards
Black Ferns co-captain and World Cup winner, Ruahei Demant has collected three major prizes at the 2022 ASB Rugby Awards, includin…
Sam Smith
08 Dec, 4:14
'Any loss in a Springbok jersey is tough… but I think we all know the big games are next year'
After losing thrilling Test matches against both France and Ireland during the Autumn Nations Series, star centre Jesse Kriel beli…
Finn Morton
08 Dec, 0:12
'Spineless': When the All Blacks massacred the Boks in 2011
In a stiff Wellington southerly the Springboks were smite by the All Blacks after a sublime performance by Dan Carter.
Sam Smith
08 Dec, 0:05
Wilson to cling onto hope after being left 'frustrated' in Wallabies wilderness
Out-of-favour Queensland backrower Harry Wilson will cling onto hope of winning a World Cup recall, despite another frustrating se…
AAP
07 Dec, 23:42
'I was too light': Former Wallaby whiz kid opens up on early international career
Former Wallaby and Australian rugby prodigy Jack Maddocks has opened up about his short international career.
Sam Smith
07 Dec, 20:31
'He gave me my greatest moment in an England shirt… I do owe a lot to him'
Veteran halfback Danny Care has revealed what message he sent to outgoing England coach Eddie Jones after it was confirmed the rug…
Finn Morton
07 Dec, 17:37
The big play by Codie Taylor that made Willie le Roux and Ellis Park furious
A big play by hooker Codie Taylor shook the South African crowd as he came up with a massive kick chase to pin the Springboks deep…
Sam Smith
07 Dec, 16:54
Wallabies player ratings: No. 8 locks down jersey as loosie combination takes shape
The Wallabies didn't win as many Test matches as they deserved this year, but that doesn't players didn't stand out. Here's how th…
OPINION
Finn Morton
07 Dec, 14:30
Former England star explains why RFU made 'right' Jones decision
Rugby guru Eddie Jones will go down in history as one of the greatest England coaches of all time, even though recent results have…
Finn Morton
07 Dec, 14:21
'The problem this autumn was quite a few things got magnified'
Rob Baxter believes it would be “fantastic” if Steve Borthwick’s work in the Gallagher Premiership underpins his expected ap…
PA
07 Dec, 13:11
The three fixable factors behind Eddie Jones' England stagnation
Eddie Jones' England weren't far away from making the grade.
RUGBYPASS+
Nick Bishop
07 Dec, 11:29
The nine pre-RWC matches the new England coach has to turn team around
England’s new coach will have five competitive Tests until the World Cup to reverse the team’s fortunes with the Six Nations g…
PA
07 Dec, 11:26
Darcy Graham faces Six Nations fitness race after knee injury
Scotland and Edinburgh winger Darcy Graham is set to be out of action until February, meaning he faces a race to be fit in time fo…
Josh Raisey
07 Dec, 10:21
The problems Steve Borthwick must fix in post-Jones era
England responded to their worst year of results since 2008 by sacking Eddie Jones as head coach, with Steve Borthwick expected to…
PA
07 Dec, 7:45
James Haskell slams 'utter madness' of Eddie Jones axing
Former England flanker James Haskell has described the Rugby Football Union's decision to sack head coach Eddie Jones nine months …
Josh Raisey
07 Dec, 7:38
Will Gatland's homecoming with the Chiefs be remembered fondly, if at all?
Warren Gatland won't go down as the worst Super Rugby coach in New Zealand history but statistically speaking, he's not far off.
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
07 Dec, 5:17
Steve Borthwick gets backing for England job from Premiership rival
Sale boss Alex Sanderson is backing Steve Borthwick to replace Eddie Jones as England head coach and is convinced he has “earne…
Chris Jones
07 Dec, 4:12
'I am absolutely gutted': Fans slam 'awful' and 'pathetic' Jones axing
Another traditional Test heavyweight has made a drastic change to their coaching setup in the hopes of turning their poor form aro…
Finn Morton
06 Dec, 21:30
The end of the Eddie Jones era
Jones deserves a healthy amount of credit for leading them through this prosperous period, but it was not all down to Eddie's meth…
OPINION
Ben Smith
06 Dec, 20:04
'A reckless move': Why Aus & NZ would be 'crazy' to axe their coaches
New Zealand rugby great Murray Mexted believes the Wallabies and All Blacks would be “crazy” to fire their respective coaches …
Finn Morton
06 Dec, 18:57
Wallabies player ratings: Clear first-choice halfback emerges during average year for halves
This week, RugbyPass is rating the Wallabies players' performances from the year that was. Today, we take a look at the halves.
OPINION
Finn Morton
06 Dec, 17:23
Borthwick is the RFU's man but he wouldn't be my choice - Andy Goode
The RFU finally decided enough is enough, albeit potentially 18 months too late, but now they should be bold in appointing Eddie J…
Andy Goode
06 Dec, 12:14
Scottish Rugby to begin recruitment drive in new year
Scotland have begun a recruitment drive to find a new Chair of the Scottish Rugby Limited Board to replace John Jeffrey, who will …
Josh Raisey
06 Dec, 12:06
Steve Borthwick set to replace Eddie Jones as England boss
It has always been a question of when, not if, Steve Borthwick would take charge of England.
PA
06 Dec, 10:46
Clive Woodward: 'He is a shadow of the Jones I competed with'
Sir Clive Woodward believes Eddie Jones will be remembered for “misguided rhetoric and unfulfilled promises” during his time a…
PA
06 Dec, 9:07
The highs and lows of Eddie Jones' England tenure
Eddie Jones has been sacked as England head coach in response to a dismal autumn with the 2023 World Cup fast approaching.
PA
06 Dec, 8:23
'Big mistake before a World Cup': England fans on Eddie Jones sacking
The RFU's decision to sack Eddie Jones following their recent Autumn Nations Series has been met by a range of responses from Engl…
Josh Raisey
06 Dec, 7:33
Where it all went wrong for Eddie Jones and England
Eddie Jones has been sacked after seven turbulent years as England head coach that have produced highs and lows in equal measure.
PA
06 Dec, 6:46
Warren Gatland eyes 'competitive' Six Nations ahead of World Cup
Wales boss Warren Gatland says he is relishing the prospect of a “fantastic” Guinness Six Nations opener against world number …
PA
06 Dec, 5:53
Confirmed - Eddie Jones has been sacked by the RFU
The Rugby Football Union have confirmed that they have sacked Eddie Jones as England head coach after presiding over the national …
Josh Raisey
06 Dec, 5:30
Will Rowlands to leave Dragons at the end of the season
Wales lock Will Rowlands is set to leave the Dragons at the end of the season and has agreed terms with a club outside of Wales fr…
Josh Raisey
06 Dec, 4:59
England's defence is the first ailment in need of treatment
England's defence isn't porous, but is no longer dominant and struggled to consistently control the gain line this Autumn under Se…
ANALYSIS
Ben Smith
05 Dec, 22:01
'He deserves an opportunity': Who Gatland believes should coach the ABs next
Incoming Wales coach Warren Gatland has thrown his support behind Crusaders coach Scott Robertson for the All Blacks’ top job, s…
Finn Morton
05 Dec, 20:59
Wallabies player ratings: Ikitau impresses during mixed year for Australian centres
Injuries plagued the Wallabies throughout a tough 2022 season, and this was felt in their midfield. But while players were ruled o…
OPINION
Finn Morton
05 Dec, 19:10
Scott Robertson clearly has enemies in high places
Some people’s faces simply don’t fit, so we have to assume that this iteration of the All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) d…
OPINION
Hamish Bidwell
05 Dec, 18:03
'Like Ronaldo going back to Man Utd': Fans react to 'embarrassing' Gatland appointment
The Welsh Rugby Union have made a bold call about nine months out from the World Cup, as they confirmed Warren Gatland would repla…
Finn Morton
05 Dec, 16:06
Warren Gatland 'under no illusions what the expectations are' after Wales return
Warren Gatland says he is “under no illusions what the expectations are” after signing on for a second coaching stint with Wal…
PA
05 Dec, 15:37
Eddie Jones awaits his fate
The England head coach role could soon be vacant as the pressure mounts a year out from the World Cup in France
Jamie Lyall
05 Dec, 9:09
Eddie Jones to be sacked by the RFU - report
England head coach Eddie Jones has reportedly been sacked by the RFU following an Autumn Nations Series review.
Ian Cameron
05 Dec, 8:05
The full WRU statement on Gatland as Pivac left 'extremely sad'
The Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed that Warren Gatland will take over as Wales head coach for the Guinness Six Nations as the ax…
Ian Cameron
05 Dec, 7:14
Warren Gatland to be confirmed as new Wales head coach
Warren Gatland will be revealed as the new Wales head coach later today, replacing Wayne Pivac who has been sacked by the WRU -
Ian Cameron
05 Dec, 6:36
Wayne Pivac's Wales fate could be decided by Tuesday
The head coach’s job is on the line following a poor autumn campaign.
PA
05 Dec, 5:31
Missing Bok winger Sbu Nkosi has been spotted
The location of missing Springbok winger Sbu Nkosi appears to be known within the ranks of the Bulls camp.
Ian Cameron
05 Dec, 5:19
Welsh rugby to hold crisis meeting amid threat of player exodus
The Welsh Rugby Players Association is calling for an end to delays in the introduction of new finance model.
Chris Jones
05 Dec, 4:13
Report: Erasmus and Nienaber safe from job scrutiny by SA board
The tenures of Springboks Jacques Nienaber and SA Rugby's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus will not be discussed when the SARU boa…
Kim Ekin
05 Dec, 1:50
Wallabies player ratings: Two outside back stars shine as World Cup bolter emerges
This week, RugbyPass will be reviewing and rating the Wallabies players’ performances throughout the 2022 campaign. First up, we…
OPINION
Finn Morton
04 Dec, 21:13
Huge payout stands between RFU and Eddie Jones' replacement
A massive cash payout is one of the main obstacles standing between the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and their preferred replacement…
Ian Cameron
04 Dec, 16:20
Next All Blacks coach a 'sensitive' issue for NZR with real risk of Robertson leaving
New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson has explained the appointment of the next All Blacks head coach is a 'sensitive issue'
Ben Smith
04 Dec, 15:24
Springbok hospitalised after collapsing following plane trip home
Springboks No 8 Evan Roos had to be hospitalised on his return to South Africa after collapsing on arrival back home in Johannesbu…
Kim Ekin
03 Dec, 19:36
'I will probably be hanged in Wales for saying this' - Warburton's Gatland call
Former British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has tipped Warren Gatland as the perfect choice to take over the England head c…
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 14:42
Aussie women beat NZ in Dubai Sevens final
Australia's all-conquering rugby sevens women have crowned themselves "queens of the desert" after winning the Dubai Sevens for th…
AAP
03 Dec, 13:04
Bulls statement: 'Grave' concern for Sbu Nkosi
The Bulls have released a statement relaying their 'grave concern' for missing Springbok winger Sbu Nkosi.
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 12:02
Eddie Jones' England fate may already be sealed
Many news sources in the UK are reporting that England head coach Eddie Jones appears to be set to be axed when he faces a formal …
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 6:55
How O'Gara quit the England race with 'amicable' RFU conversation
Ronan O’Gara has explained his reasons for pulling out of the race in midweek to succeed Eddie Jones as the England boss.
RugbyPass
03 Dec, 5:56
Springbok winger reported missing in South Africa
Springbok winger Sbu Nkosi has been reported missing from the Bulls camp - according to South African news outlets.
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 5:49
Ian Foster grades the All Blacks' season
Foster admitted the England Test exposed an inability to "nail teams when we’ve got the foot on the throat" and that mental toug…
Ned Lester
02 Dec, 21:28
Jake White: 'My gut feeling is he is in trouble'
I remember it as if it were yesterday. I looked around Twickenham, and could hear a cacophony of boos, that went straight through …
OPINION
Jake White
02 Dec, 8:11
England prospect wants foot race with Prem's fastest players
Ollie Hassell-Collins, the London Irish wing, wants to race off against the Premiership’s fastest wings to determine who is Engl…
Chris Jones
02 Dec, 7:23
Eddie Jones to learn England fate next week
Jones is fighting for his future as head coach after presiding over England’s worst year since 2008.
PA
02 Dec, 5:55
Greg Garner: 'I wouldn't recommend any referee to go there'
Rassie Erasmus and Ronan O’Gara’s mutual target – almost needless to write – is the referee. Not one specific whistle-blow…
INTERVIEW
Paul Smith
02 Dec, 4:39
Ex-All Black praises forwards but calls out no 'rhythm and unity' in backline
Mexted was more concerned with the first 70 minutes of the Twickenham Test and how it compared to the Ireland series.
Ned Lester
01 Dec, 23:23
Eddie Jones responds to Clive Woodward
The Rugby Football Union is now conducting a review, which will inevitably decide if Jones is to continue until next year's World…
PA
01 Dec, 19:20
Rassie has once again masterfully manipulated the storyline
It lasted only 20 minutes and 34 seconds, but the brief monologue from Rassie Erasmus on Wednesday evening contained multiple plot…
Daniel Gallan
01 Dec, 10:20
Damian Penaud voted Autumn Nations Series player of the season
France winger Damian Penaud has been named the 2022 Autumn Nations Series Player of the Series. The Clermont star beat off New Zea…
Kim Ekin
01 Dec, 9:49
John Cooney's potential Scotland switch fires up a Twitter debate
Ex-Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter has questioned the idea that John Cooney, the out-of-favour Ireland No9, is considering a cha…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 8:04
Eddie Jones' media advisor apologises for dig at 'slippery' RFU CEO
RFU CEO Bill Sweeney has reportedly received an apology from Eddie Jones’ media advisor after a serious allegation attacking the…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 6:10
'Brutal' Chris Ashton reason for ending England career under Jones
A former England international has revealed that Chris Ashton didn’t want to play for the national team under Eddie Jones after …
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 4:09
Nigel Owens explains why referee was wrong to award Etzebeth try
Retired referee Nigel Owens has explained why Angus Gardner was wrong to award the Eben Etzebeth try to the Springboks last Saturd…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 3:52
How Dan Sheehan became one of the world's best hookers
Overlooked at age-grade level, Dan Sheehan has had intense competition for the Leinster and Ireland shirt but is seen as a rising …
RUGBYPASS+
Garry Doyle
01 Dec, 3:38
'We are making it a bit boring': Former Bok coach's gripe with current approach
Former Springboks head coach Peter de Villiers has offered his thoughts on who should play No 10 for South Africa heading into the…
Sam Smith
01 Dec, 0:33
'It's tracking okay': Wallabies 'not far off' after thrilling tour
While the Wallabies didn’t win as many Test matches as they would’ve liked or deserved to throughout their thrilling spring to…
Finn Morton
30 Nov, 21:28
Why a Wallabies great thinks the All Blacks are RWC 'favourites'
Australian rugby great Tim Horan believes the All Blacks are “still the favourites to win” next year’s World Cup in France, …
Finn Morton
30 Nov, 19:16
'That is not the game': Ex-Bok coach de Villiers calls out Erasmus' one-sided approach
Former Springboks head coach Peter de Villiers has shared his views on the Rassie Erasmus saga which he believes has taken the gam…
Sam Smith
30 Nov, 17:59
'I don't think there's any reason to change any coach this close to a World Cup'
While a few coaches appear to be under genuine pressure following the Autumn Nations Series, former Wallaby Morgan Turinui has sha…
Finn Morton
30 Nov, 17:34
George Ford reveals blueprint to get the best from Manu Tuilagi
George Ford believes deception is the key to unlocking the full potential of Manu Tuilagi when the former England and Leicester te…
PA
30 Nov, 15:47
Rassie Erasmus films 20-minute video explaining social media use
Controversial Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has filmed a 20-minute video explaining his use of social media. The South African di…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 15:03
Watch: Welsh pundits claim 'faceless' WRU isn't fit for purpose
A hard-hitting TV conversation featuring an ex-Wales international and a former Celtic League title-winning coach has claimed that…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 12:05
Springboks sub Thomas du Toit banned for his 'reckless' red card
Springboks sub Thomas du Toit has been banned following his red-carded collision with England’s Luke Cowan-Dickie last Saturday.…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 10:24
Antoine Dupont has beaten appeal odds and got his ban reduced
France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has beaten the disciplinary hearing odds after appealing the four-match ban he received for his A…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 9:58
Ronan O'Gara will not be replacing Eddie Jones as England coach
Ronan O’Gara has been ruled out of the race to succeed Eddie Jones as England coach as he is poised to sign a lengthy contract e…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 7:44
Bristol confirm true extent of the Kyle Sinckler England injury
England prop Kyle Sinckler is not expected to play again before Christmas after suffering an injury during the Autumn Nations Seri…
PA
30 Nov, 7:00
World Rugby reveal major shake-up of Sevens format
World Rugby have revealed a major shake-up of the Rugby Sevens World Series format which is set to be introduced at the end of 202…
Ian Cameron
30 Nov, 7:00
'Horrible, vicious person' query has shown Erasmus in a good light
Former Springboks skipper Bobby Skinstad has backed the trenchant way Rassie Erasmus defended South Africa during their recent Aut…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 5:45
A World Cup final referee has slammed 'dangerous' social media use
Test rugby referee Joy Neville has attacked people who use social media as a weapon to have a go at match officials.
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 5:17
The stat that shows World Rugby tackle school is actually working
A World Rugby review has highlighted that its tackle school initiative for suspended players is working. There had been criticism …
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 5:01
Lawrence Dallaglio demands an apology from England
Ex-England skipper Lawerence Dallaglio has lashed last Saturday’s loss to the Springboks, demanding that the players should apol…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 4:32
'If I had my time again, I would have picked him': Hansen's 2019 World Cup selection regret
Sir Steve Hansen has revealed his World Cup selection regret from the All Blacks failed bid in Japan for three consecutive World C…
Sam Smith
29 Nov, 21:58
'It's funny': Springboks captain dismisses All Blacks criticism
While the All Blacks are always under some degree of pressure and scrutiny, Springboks captain Siya Kolisi believes “it’s funn…
Finn Morton
29 Nov, 21:17
'Why not ask more of a kid who has a ceiling that I think is almost infinite'
Rising star Mark Nawaqanitawase has only played three Test matches in Wallaby gold, but the talented winger is already being toute…
Finn Morton
29 Nov, 20:12
How speeding rugby up could expose players' ability to 'think for themselves'
World Rugby's proposed law changes could expose captains' decision making abilities and reduce coach's influence during matches.
Ned Lester
29 Nov, 19:28
'It's the hope that kills you': The 'great lesson' the Wallabies needed to learn
Former Australian centre Morgan Turinui has praised the Wallabies for doing the “jersey proud” against Wales, as they overcame…
Finn Morton
29 Nov, 18:03
Scotland centre hoping to come full circle after making 2015 World Cup squad
Mark Bennett is braced for a fight to secure himself a spot in the Scotland squad for the World Cup next autumn.
PA
29 Nov, 14:28
Handre Pollard: It's too late to sack England boss Eddie Jones
Jones’ position is in doubt following a disastrous autumn that produced only one win in four Tests, completing England’s worst…
PA
29 Nov, 14:13
The All Blacks best XV is still up in the air as World Cup year looms
It would be a stretch to confidently say we have an outstanding or clearly defined All Blacks first XV in our midst.
OPINION
Hamish Bidwell
29 Nov, 14:05
'This relationship has maybe run its course at this point'
Jones is the subject of a review led by RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney that will decide if he still has a future at Twickenham.
PA
29 Nov, 9:35
Scotty Stevenson: 'Access to players has been weaponized'
Stevenson delivered an impassioned protest to the commercialisation of rugby in New Zealand and all of its seeping implications.
Ned Lester
28 Nov, 22:32
Springbok Du Toit awaits fate as disciplinary hearing set
The date has been set for South African prop Thomas du Toit's disciplinary hearing following his red card against England for a hi…
Sam Smith
28 Nov, 22:04
How the All Blacks changed their attacking game after losing to Argentina
The All Blacks took their attacking kicking game to greater heights in 2022 once Joe Schmidt joined the coaching group.
ANALYSIS
Ben Smith
28 Nov, 20:24
How the Wallabies can 'upset a few people' at next year's RWC
Australian rugby great Phil Waugh believes the Wallabies can “upset a few people” at next year’s World Cup in France, despit…
Finn Morton
28 Nov, 17:56
'We can genuinely win the Rugby World Cup': Wallabies fans reflect on 2022
Not everything went the Wallabies’ way in 2022, but it hasn’t stopped Australian rugby fans from daring to dream almost nine m…
Finn Morton
28 Nov, 16:18
McKenzie reveals 'ultimate goal' as he looks to make Test rugby return
World Cup hopeful Damian McKenzie has revealed his “ultimate goal” for next year, as the playmaker looks to make his return to…
Finn Morton
28 Nov, 13:58
Scottish rugby player receives three year ban
A Scottish Rugby Union player has been banned from all sport for a period of three years following a first Anti-Doping Rule Violat…
Ian Cameron
28 Nov, 12:31
Six Nations CEO Ben Morel to step down
Six Nations Rugby have this afternoon confirmed that their Chief Executive Officer, Ben Morel, has decided to step down at the end…
Ian Cameron
28 Nov, 9:24
Ditch the stereotype: This Springboks team can play
On Saturday, shortly after his team had trampled over England, Jacques Nienaber attended a press conference with a satisfied look …
OPINION
Daniel Gallan
28 Nov, 7:04
The ruck incident which kicked off Etzebeth and Itoje skirmish
Slow motion pictures from South Africa's mauling of England during their Autumn Nations Series clash on the weekend appear to capt…
Ian Cameron
28 Nov, 5:32
Willemse's brilliance can't save the Boks from the boring tag
The Springboks simply do not want the ball and that's okay. They are a defensive-minded team and play a pressure game based on ham…
OPINION
Ben Smith
28 Nov, 1:18
Fans react after 'stand out player' misses out on Player of the Series nomination
The three nominees for the Autumn Nations Series’ Player of the Series have been announced, but the omission of the “stand out…
Finn Morton
27 Nov, 22:20
'Some will be left out': Former All Black predicts major omissions from RWC squad
Former Test flyhalf Stephen Donald has revealed who he believes will make the All Blacks’ World Cup squad, with some world class…
Finn Morton
27 Nov, 18:55
'Too tough to ignore': ABs hero expects two bolters in RWC squad
All Blacks great Steven Donald believes two bolters will be named in next year’s Rugby World Cup squad, including an in-form out…
Finn Morton
27 Nov, 16:57
'Soul-destroying': Former England player takes to social media to blast current team
England slumped to a 27-13 loss to South Africa at Twickenham to end their Autumn campaign which Greenwood called the most 'soul-d…
Sam Smith
27 Nov, 15:05
WRU statement: Union breaks silence on Wales' dire Autumn
The WRU have broken their silence on Wales' horror-show Autumn Nation Series, where Wayne Pivac's team managed just one win from f…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov, 14:28
'I'm sure the fans have doubts and feel that I don't know how to coach'
The Rugby Football Union is to investigate a dismal campaign.
PA
27 Nov, 14:12
RFU issue statement after dismal England Autumn campaign
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have issued a statement this Sunday following a dire Autumn Nations Series campaign in which Englan…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov, 7:52
Four England takeaways, including case for a Smith/Farrell break up
Saturday was grim for England as the curtain fell on the Autumn Nations Series with a damaging thud, the comprehensive defeat to t…
OPINION
Liam Heagney
27 Nov, 6:27
How the 27 England players capped in the 2022 Autumn Nations rated
England player ratings - Autumn Nations Series: Leaving Twickenham on Saturday night, the dominant takeaway was that Eddie Jones i…
OPINION
Liam Heagney
27 Nov, 6:00
Warren Gatland front-runner to replace Wayne Pivac - reports
Former British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is being considered to return as Wales head coach to replace Wayne Pivac fo…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov, 5:53
'I have stopped believing what comes out of Eddie Jones' mouth'
Sir Clive Woodward insists Saturday’s dire 27-13 defeat by South Africa at Twickenham has completed the “worst week in English…
PA
27 Nov, 5:09
The 'great call' that convinced Kolisi 14-man Springboks would win
Thrilled Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi has saluted the ability of his team to suck up the anxiety of their latest red card and no…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov, 4:20
Springboks' 'most enjoyable' tour verdict is warning to the world
Watch out world was the reading between the lines takeaway after Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber described the past four we…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov, 3:53
Nienaber's 10-word answer when quizzed post-game on Erasmus
Rassie Erasmus was banned from attending Saturday’s match at Twickenham but the Springboks director of rugby still cast a shadow…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov, 3:40
Wallabies new winger could be World Cup bolter after starring against Wales
Mark Nawaqanitawase has emerged as an unlikely World Cup go-to man following an inspired spring tour of Europe.
AAP
27 Nov, 1:42
'Was the TMO in the toilet?': Legality of Eben Etzebeth's try under question
Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth scored a crucial try for South Africa against England but the legality of his actions have come under…
Sam Smith
27 Nov, 0:00
'Wallabies love giving us all heart attacks': Fans react to Australia's incredible win
The Wallabies’ stunning victory over Wales on Sunday morning (AEDT) may go down in history as one of the greatest rugby comeback…
Finn Morton
26 Nov, 21:55
'Our supporters have been put through the ringer': Why Wallabies' tour was a success
Dave Rennie has hailed the Wallabies' rollercoaster spring tour a success after watching his brave, makeshift outfit complete an e…
AAP
26 Nov, 21:24
Dupont appealing ban that was longer than Du Toit's sentence
France scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has appealed his ban for an aerial challenge on Springboks fullback Cheslin Kolbe.
Sam Smith
26 Nov, 20:31
'Don't lose faith in us': Why Wallabies 'had a lot of belief' vs Wales
Australian try-scoring hero Mark Nawaqanitawase has praised the Wallabies’ “character and courage” after their incredible co…
Finn Morton
26 Nov, 20:09
'Worst since 2015': England compared to Lancaster era after 'being battered' by Boks
After a disastrous Six Nations in 2021 and a third-place finish in 2022, questions over Jones' rebuild of his 2019 World Cup final…
Sam Smith
26 Nov, 18:21
Wallabies player ratings vs Wales | Autumn Nations Series
The Wallabies had a point to prove against Wales on Sunday morning (AEDT), as they looked to avoid a four-match losing streak to e…
OPINION
Finn Morton
26 Nov, 18:11
'I don't think Ireland poses any threat to us, neither does France': Bok legend dismisses RWC threats
Former Springbok legend Schalk Burger is confident that South Africa can defend their Rugby World Cup crown after what he has seen…
Ben Smith
26 Nov, 17:00
Jones' bizarre 'right direction' and 'not far away' England claim
Eddie Jones has remarkably claimed that his England team are not far away even though Saturday evening’s 13-27 hammering brought…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 16:36
The inspirational Wallabies halftime talk that ignited fightback win
The makeshift Wallabies have ended their spring tour on an incredible high with an epic 39-34 comeback win over the Wales in Cardi…
AAP
26 Nov, 16:15
Claims Kurt-Lee Arendse's try was illegal on two counts
A significant amount of England fans are complaining that Kurt-Lee Arendse's remarkable 33rd-minute try at Twickenham was illegal …
Kim Ekin
26 Nov, 15:42
'They've got to get rid of one of those two': Ex-Springbok Schalk Burger on England's problems
Former Springbok flanker Schalk Burger has questioned England's selections in the wake of South Africa's 27-13 win at Twickenham.…
Ben Smith
26 Nov, 15:06
Springboks player ratings vs England | Autumn Nation Series
Jacques Nienaber and his captain Siya Kolisi spent all week answering questions about social media conduct...
Daniel Gallan
26 Nov, 14:53
England player ratings vs South Africa | Autumn Nations Series
England player ratings live from Twickenham: A deja vu scenario, but with quite a damaging outcome for England on this occasion.
OPINION
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 14:50
England booed off the field after coming distant second to South Africa
England collapsed to their first defeat by South Africa at Twickenham for eight years as an autumn of crushing disappointment conc…
PA
26 Nov, 14:50
Wayne Pivac won't voluntarily step down despite atrocious year for Wales
Wales conceded 26 unanswered points during the final 22 minutes to the injury-hit Wallabies.
PA
26 Nov, 14:38
Watch: Arendse rinses Smith to conjure flashbacks of 2019 RWC Final
Springboks winger Kurt-Lee Arendse evoked memories of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final with a bamboozling try in Twickenham this eve…
Kim Ekin
26 Nov, 13:53
Pivac's Wales future in severe doubt after stunning Australia comeback
Wales were cruising to victory with a 34-13 lead after 58 minutes.
PA
26 Nov, 13:00
Doddie Weir passes away from MND aged 52
Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions second-row Doddie Weir has passed away at the age of 52 from complications due to Motor …
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 12:17
Wales player ratings vs Australia | Autumn Nations Series
Wales player ratings: It’s a difficult time to back Wales. Their brilliant win over Argentina feels like a lifetime ago because.…
Will Owen
26 Nov, 11:56
RFU bin half-time Barnes salute due to recent Springboks fallout
The recent Springboks' criticism of record-breaking referee Wayne Barnes had an unfortunate sequel at Twickenham on Saturday.
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 11:43
Late injury blow for Wales as Principality Stadium roof left partially open
The Principality Stadium roof has been left partially open in Cardiff for today's Autumn Nations Series game between Wales and Aus…
PA
26 Nov, 10:05
Rugby player who was banned for 6 years makes dramatic career u-turn
Fijian rugby player Keresi Maya had dreams of a glittering career in the sport until a moment of on-field madness in 2020 derailed…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 8:05
Erasmus tweets seven-word reaction to his meeting with World Rugby
Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has broken his recent social media silence to tweet his reaction to his clear-the-air meeting on Th…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 8:03
SA Rugby statement: Discussions with World Rugby
SA Rugby have said that they have held constructive discussions with World Rugby following the banning of Springboks director of r…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 6:21
Woodward takes pop at former Ireland player in latest rant on Jones
World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has returned to a favourite theme of his in his latest broadside on Eddie Jones - the i…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 6:01
The recurring theme of the Eddie Jones' era - Andy Goode
Last week’s England performance typified the second half of the Eddie Jones era and so does the situation they find themselves i…
OPINION
Andy Goode
26 Nov, 4:47
How the 'disillusioned' Mike Brown fell back in love with rugby
Ex-England full-back Mike Brown has taken to Linkedin to reveal the rejuvenating effect that his recent week of rugby with the Bar…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 4:14
'He should never captain the All Blacks again': NZ leadership guilty in numerous late collapses
The All Blacks' leadership has been called into question following a year riddled with down periods that allowed opponents back in…
Sam Smith
26 Nov, 1:06
Lima Sopoaga delivers selection criticism for 'head scratching' All Blacks performances
Sopoaga also had a word of warning for the Kiwi side ahead of the World Cup being held in his new home of France.
Ned Lester
25 Nov, 20:08
'I don't think it matters': World Cup edge not relevant for Wallabies
The injury-hit Wallabies' captain James Slipper is looking for the positives "The bus seems a little bit empty, but everyone survi…
AAP
25 Nov, 16:56
George North: Welsh response to Georgia loss 'brilliant' ahead of 'must win' Wallabies Test
A fourth successive victory over the Wallabies would not erase memories of the Georgia debacle, but it should at least lift spirit…
AAP
25 Nov, 16:10
After ducking the question Kolisi finally addresses Rassiegate
With a big clash at Twickenham looming, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was again asked for his opinion on the whole Rassie Erasmus …
Rugby365
25 Nov, 11:20
Four ex-England players and exiled Welsh star named in Barbarians team
Four former England players and a host of other international players have been named in the Barbarians team that will take on Nor…
Ian Cameron
25 Nov, 10:14
How 'quite stressed and nervous' advice paid off for van der Flier
Last Sunday’s announcement of Josh van der Flier as the 2022 World Rugby player of the year provided his club Leinster with the …
Liam Heagney
25 Nov, 9:18
Neil de Kock: Springboks only one percent off being the team to beat
Nevertheless, the Springboks have selected a strong side. In the backline, while the Boks have backed Damian Willemse at No.10, it…
OPINION
Neil de Kock
25 Nov, 6:13
5 major England-Springboks talking points, including Maro vs Eben
England complete their autumn schedule when the Springboks visit Twickenham in Saturday’s rematch of the 2019 World Cup final.
PA
25 Nov, 5:47
5 talking points as Wales host Wallabies with Pivac's job in doubt
Wales end their Autumn Nations Series campaign when they tackle the Wallabies in Cardiff on Saturday with Wayne Pivac and his play…
PA
25 Nov, 5:27
What Ronan O'Gara feels about pecking order to succeed Eddie Jones
Ronan O’Gara has admitted he has spoken to a few people about the possibility of succeeding Eddie Jones as England coach.
Liam Heagney
25 Nov, 4:55
'The idea of being part of a World Cup is a dream of mine'
Jamie Hodgson insists he is not allowing thoughts of potential World Cup involvement to distract him from performing consistently.…
PA
25 Nov, 4:24
Watch: A 17-year-old Manu Tuilagi scoring his first Twickenham try
The official England Rugby Twitter account has whetted the appetite for this Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series finale by posting …
Liam Heagney
25 Nov, 4:10
England and South Africa look to address the same weakness in Twickenham showdown
The Springboks have had the upper hand on England for large chunks of their last two contests at Twickenham, but lost both by one …
AAP
25 Nov, 0:46
All Blacks player ratings: High highs and low lows for centres and outside backs
The All Blacks' midfielders and outside backs mixed moments of the sublime with an equal number of moments of despair in 2022.
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov, 22:59
Dave Rennie reveals Taniela Tupou's World Cup odds as Achilles rupture confirmed
Tupou suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon against Ireland on Sunday, with four other Wallabies also injured in the 13-10 loss in …
AAP
24 Nov, 20:35
Wallabies' 'unprecedented' run of injuries to be investigated
Rennie has fielded 50 players in the Wallabies' 14-test 2022 calendar, a number only equalled by last year's campaign.
Ned Lester
24 Nov, 17:58
Number of offshore Wallabies for World Cup to be settled in coming months
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed that the number of foreign-based players who are able to be selected in next year's Worl…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov, 17:50
Dave Rennie admits Wallabies' first-choice fullback still a mystery
Tom Wright will become the fourth player to wear the Wallabies No 15 jersey on their 2022 end-of-year tour when he runs out agains…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov, 16:50
'He wants to start': Dave Rennie on Noah Lolesio's surprise No 10 omission
Noah Lolesio was largely expected to wear the No 10 jersey for the Wallabies this weekend but in a surprise move, Ben Donaldson ha…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov, 16:20
Jacques Nienaber needs a hug
After the base requirements of physiological and safety concerns, the need for love and a sense of belonging are most important to…
Daniel Gallan
24 Nov, 14:57
Premiership club signs Pumas forward who helped to beat England
Rookie Argentina international Ignacio Ruiz has been unveiled as a new London Irish signing less than three weeks after he came of…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 11:04
Wayne Pivac once again quizzed on Wales future
Wales face a crucial finale to their Autumn Nations Series schedule.
PA
24 Nov, 10:59
Nigel Owens: Why Barrett yellow didn't lead to England penalty try
Nigel Owens has reviewed the yellow card brandished last Saturday at Twickenham to All Blacks full-back Beauden Barrett and explai…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 9:13
'Asleep on the job' - English rugby chiefs torn to shreds by MPs
English rugby chiefs have been accused by MPs of overseeing “a failure on an epic scale” following the demise of Wasps and Wor…
Chris Jones
24 Nov, 8:39
Eddie Jones takes a 'might come in a laundry box' swipe at Erasmus
England head coach Eddie Jones has insisted that referees must be treated with respect as he once again prepares to face a South A…
PA
24 Nov, 8:30
Rookie named in midfield as Pivac's Wales make six team changes
Wayne Pivac has named a Wales team to take on the Wallabies that has six changes - including a midfield Test debut for Joe Hawkins…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 7:36
Jake White: 'England are favourites for the World Cup. I'll tell you why'
The World Cup winning coach says Eddie Jones has every advantage to go to France and lift the prized trophy
Jake White
24 Nov, 7:17
Seven changes to Wallabies team, including a first Donaldson start
Wallabies boss Dave Rennie has unveiled a starting XV to play Wales this Saturday with seven alterations from the team that was be…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 6:45
Four changes in latest England team, including two in front row
England boss Eddie Jones has named a team to face the Springboks this Saturday in London that has four changes from the starting X…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 6:21
How Willie le Roux is unlocking Swiss army knife Springboks backline
New Zealand pundits are claiming Willie le Roux has come into his own thanks to the latest evolution of the Springboks game plan e…
Ned Lester
23 Nov, 21:31
Len Ikitau defends Dave Rennie ahead of Wallabies' last dance
Wallabies centre Len Ikitau insists coach Dave Rennie is not to blame for the team's lean spring tour, saying the players must tak…
AAP
23 Nov, 20:38
'We need wins': What's 'driving' the Wallabies before Wales clash
The Wallabies have shown plenty of promise and potential this year, but an inability to close out some tight Test matches this mon…
Finn Morton
23 Nov, 18:21
All Blacks implosion: What really happened at Twickenham
The All Blacks simply didn't adjust to the changes that were happening on the field.
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Nick Bishop
23 Nov, 17:53
Frank Bunce: All Blacks midfield on song but time for change in outside backs
Bunce's area of expertise - the midfield - has been chopped and changed throughout Ian Foster's tenure as head coach of the All Bl…
Ned Lester
23 Nov, 17:53
'See them not making the quarters': Early RWC exit predicted for Wallabies
The Wallabies have proved to the rugby world that they’re capable of challenging the best, but winning is ultimately all that ma…
Finn Morton
23 Nov, 16:30
All Blacks player ratings: Halves lacking influence in a year of stagnation
The All Blacks halfbacks and first fives failed to impress in 2022.
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
23 Nov, 16:04
Jamie George calls out play that was 'not the England standard'
Jamie George believes a confrontation with South Africa offers the perfect opportunity for the England pack to rediscover their ed…
PA
23 Nov, 14:16
The 'haven't adjusted' All Blacks aspect that has Marshall worried
Justin Marshall has given his verdict on how the All Blacks finished out their season under Ian Foster, suggesting they still have…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 11:53
Kremer banned for 'recklessly making forceful, direct contact'
Argentina back-rower Marcos Kremer has been banned following his red card during last Saturday’s defeat away to Scotland.
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 8:53
Wallabies tweet: Hooper to head home Thursday, misses Wales game
Former Australia captain Michael Hooper has been ruled out of the Wallabies’ Autumn Nations Series clash against Wales on Saturd…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 8:14
'They're f**ked, basically': Ex-England player slams Pivac's Wales
Former England out-half Andy Goode has stuck the boot in on Wales after their latest horror show under Wayne Pivac, losing last Sa…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 6:20
The 'quite honest' warning the Springboks have issued to the world
It doesn’t look polished on paper for Jacques Nienaber, his Springboks only winning seven of their twelve matches this calendar …
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 5:03
Springboks explain keeping Willemse at No10, not promoting Libbok
Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber has explained why he ignored the temptation to give rookie Manie Libbok his first Test career st…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 4:24
'They panicked': Why England should've risked it for the win vs ABs
Former Blues captain James Parsons believes England “panicked” against the All Blacks last weekend, as they decided to settle …
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 21:21
Opportunity beckons for fringe Wallabies as campaign draws to an end
The disappointment of three tight losses is driving the decimated Wallabies to finish their marathon spring tour on a high as they…
AAP
22 Nov, 20:13
The big picture risk totally lost on the Springboks' honchos
During this unproductive spiral of nitpicking which happens seemingly after every loss, the Springboks' current top brass have fai…
OPINION
Ben Smith
22 Nov, 19:39
Rennie can't turn rocks into diamonds but not all hope's lost for Wallabies
Dave Rennie is a smart operator, but he's no miracle worker.
Tom Vinicombe
22 Nov, 19:17
'Like to see what the criteria is': The 'interesting' omission from WR's dream team
When World Rugby announced the four nominees for Men’s 15s Player of the Year, there was one glaring omission which shocked the …
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 18:40
All Blacks player ratings: Savea the stand-out in a so-so year for locks and loosies
How did the All Blacks locks and loose forwards rate throughout an up-and-down season?
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
22 Nov, 17:11
Why Scott Robertson is 'exactly' the coach England 'need' to succeed Jones
Former international fullback Mike Brown believes Scott Robertson is “exactly the person” England “need” to succeed head c…
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 16:41
'We'll probably get worse decisions': Another Bok captain calls for action by SARU over Erasmus' saga
Former Springbok legend Victor Matfield has become the latest figure from South Africa to call on action from SARU to deal with Ra…
Sam Smith
22 Nov, 15:30
Scotland glad they are playing England next after November effort
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is already relishing the Six Nations opener away to England. The Scots rounded off their autum…
PA
22 Nov, 15:14
All Blacks' season defined long before their shambolic draw to England
I read and heard for weeks that playing England at Twickenham would define the All Blacks’ season. Nonsense.
OPINION
Hamish Bidwell
22 Nov, 15:06
The England message about 'preserving the brand of the Springboks'
Matt Proudfoot has explained that England satisfied with the established channels for clarifying officiating decisions as they pre…
PA
22 Nov, 14:57
Rylands Garth statement: Latest step in brain injury legal case
Rylands Garth, the sports law firm representing more than 225 players suffering from neurological impairments caused by brain inju…
PA
22 Nov, 13:10
Argentina back follows Matera in joining an NZ Super Rugby team
Martin Bogado has followed the precedent set by Pablo Matera and become the second Argentina player to sign for a New Zealand-base…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 12:36
Jack Willis cut loose by England as Jones reduces his squad to 26
Free agent Jack Willis was the highest-profile casualty on Tuesday evening when Eddie Jones cut his England squad to 26 ahead of S…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 11:48
Revealed: The Welsh camp's mood since 'one of the darkest days'
Neil Jenkins has claimed there is no hiding place for Wales in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series finale against Australia. The We…
PA
22 Nov, 10:45
Bath open up on the Joe Cokanasiga England injury mystery
Bath boss Johann van Graan has explained why Joe Cokanasiga was able to play for his club last Sunday versus the Barbarians just d…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 10:24
An ex-All Blacks fly-half has rated the 'bossing it' Marcus Smith
Harlequins attack coach Nick Evans has claimed that last Saturday’s remarkable England draw with New Zealand can be the launchin…
Chris Jones
22 Nov, 9:46
The Springboks verdict on regulation nine and the threat of England
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has spoken about the impact that World Rugby regulation nine on this week’s team selection and …
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 9:15
'Quite sad': Jacques Nienaber breaks silence on Rassie Erasmus ban
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has broken his silence on the latest match day ban preventing South African director of rug…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 7:58
Springboks change four for England and also add a third sub back
Jacques Nienaber has named a Springboks team to play England this Saturday that shows four changes from the XV that defeated Italy…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 6:55
John Smit takes swipe at Erasmus; Gilpin explains latest Rassie ban
Former Springboks skipper John Smit believes Rassie Erasmus and his frequent criticism of referees is the reason why South Africa …
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 6:23
'Give them every chance': Can the ABs win the World Cup?
After a dreadful start to their international season, the All Blacks appeared to a turn a corner against Wales – before a disast…
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 3:18
Mark Telea made himself undroppable for England Test - and what about 2023?
Few would have expected at the beginning of the season that Mark Telea would be the man entrusted with the No 14 jersey for the fi…
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov, 21:04
All Blacks player ratings: Which front-rowers proved stars in the making in 2022?
How did the All Blacks front-rowers rate throughout an up-and-down season?
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov, 19:41
Why the All Blacks aren't 'where we need to be'
International rugby is more competitive now than it ever has been before, but the expectation of the All Blacks remains the same: …
Finn Morton
21 Nov, 18:16
'Marcus Smith would be in his element': Mike Brown 'convinced' on Eddie Jones' successor
"He would come in and be a bit of a positive disruptor," Brown said, going on to claim "he would be the perfect successor to Eddie…
Ned Lester
21 Nov, 18:07
World Cup legends inspire Josh van der Flier after taking top prize
Newly-crowned men’s world player of the year Josh Van Der Flier says inspirational chats with previous winners Bryan Habana and …
PA
21 Nov, 9:38
Eddie Jones names unchanged squad for South Africa
Eddie Jones has named the same 36-man squad to prepare for South Africa this Saturday to the one that trained last week ahead of t…
Josh Raisey
21 Nov, 7:39
Manie Libbok gives Boks reason to dream
Something strange took place in Genoa on Saturday. It started just before 15:00 local time and lasted around 34 minutes.
OPINION
Daniel Gallan
21 Nov, 7:22
Eddie Jones linked with huge eight-year deal after England job
England head coach Eddie Jones is close to signing an eight-year deal with the United States after his contract with England expir…
Josh Raisey
21 Nov, 5:23
'If you're standing still, you're going backwards'
Head coach Andy Farrell warned Ireland’s players “if you’re standing still, you’re going backwards” as he urged them to …
PA
21 Nov, 4:15
Watch Portugal vs USA highlights | RWC2023 Final Qualification Tournament
Catch up on all the highlights from the final game of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Final Qualification Tournament between USA and Port…
Sam Smith
20 Nov, 22:38
'With the greatest respect to Sam Cane': NZ great weighs in on No. 7 debate
All Blacks great Ian Jones has questioned whether Sam Cane will be “good enough” to wear the coveted No. 7 jersey during key m…
Finn Morton
20 Nov, 22:05
'We're gutted for him': All Blacks star facing up to nine months on the sidelines
TJ Perenara is in a race to be fit for next year’s Rugby World Cup after he ruptured his Achilles in the dying stages of the All…
Finn Morton
20 Nov, 21:04
'Does Ardie Savea not exist?': Fans react to World Rugby's dream team
World Rugby have announced the Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year, but the absence of two international superstars has left fans o…
Finn Morton
20 Nov, 19:50
Wallabies counting injury toll as six players sent home after loss to Ireland
Taniela Tupou is returning to Australia for further scans on his suspected ruptured Achilles tendon, among six Wallabies players d…
AAP
20 Nov, 18:14
Ireland star crowned the world's best male rugby player
Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier was crowned the world’s best male rugby player at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco on Sunday.
Finn Morton
20 Nov, 17:46
Ireland dominate with four selections while France secure just two in World XV
Ireland have dominated World Rugby's men's dream team of the year with four selections in the XV, the most of any country.
Ben Smith
20 Nov, 17:16
England and Chile scoop up best try of the year awards
England and Chile have been awarded the try of the year titles by World Rugby at the annual awards dinner in Monaco.
Ben Smith
20 Nov, 16:25
Black Ferns star and Italian fullback named Breakthrough Players of the Year
Black Ferns star Ruby Tui and Italian fullback Ange Capuozzo have been named World Rugby's Breakthrough Players of the Year.
Ben Smith
20 Nov, 16:01
England hint at Maro Itoje positional switch versus the Springboks
Maro Itoje has insisted that the climax to the autumn against South Africa can not come soon enough as England have reacted to the…
PA
20 Nov, 13:14
Kyran Bracken wades into the Nic White HIA 'at its worst' row
Former England scrum-half Kyran Bracken has added to the chorus of criticism that erupted over Nic White being allowed to play on …
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 12:44
'He's just electric to watch, I love playing with him'
Jamie Ritchie paid tribute to electric Darcy Graham after his Edinburgh teammate scored a stunning hat-trick in an emphatic 52-29 …
PA
20 Nov, 11:40
Springboks add six as Koch and co return to French, English clubs
Jacques Nienaber has confirmed that six players have been called up to his South Africa squad ahead as next Saturday's clash with …
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 11:16
Penaud on song as France extend their winning streak to 13 matches
Damian Penaud scored two tries for France as they beat Japan 35-17 at the Municipal Stadium in Toulouse to extend their unbeaten r…
PA
20 Nov, 10:18
'He is a good kid, he is hungry to learn, he is hugely ambitious'
Stand-in Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony says it is refreshing to see “hugely ambitious” Jack Crowley’s fearless approach t…
PA
20 Nov, 7:58
Four England takeaways: From brazen Eddie to 'missing' fans riddle
Saturday at Twickenham was bonkers. England looked set for a demoralising, depressing margin of defeat against a better, more alig…
OPINION
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 7:39
Taulupe Faletau sends warning to Australia after Wales' historic loss
Taulupe Faletau has delivered a rallying cry to beleaguered Wales after their Georgia humiliation left Wayne Pivac’s coaching re…
PA
20 Nov, 7:14
Andy Farrell assesses 'dogfight' in Johnny Sexton absence
Andy Farrell admits Ireland have “a lot to do” ahead of next year’s World Cup after ending a stellar 2022 with an unconvinci…
PA
20 Nov, 6:32
Eddie Jones takes tongue-in-cheek swipe at Will Stuart's finishing
England boss Eddie Jones has quipped that he will conduct a special training session on Monday for Will Stuart after the unorthodo…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 6:05
'It's definitely the highlight of my Ireland career, that's for sure'
Ross Byrne says his dramatic match-winning penalty against Australia is the highlight of his Ireland career after he capped “one…
PA
20 Nov, 5:45
Owen Farrell reveals the 100th cap moment that was 'a bit awkward'
Inspiring England captain Owen Farrell has revealed the one moment about his milestone 100th Test cap that felt awkward this weeke…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 4:29
Jones' expectation from the 'don't like getting beaten' Springboks
Eddie Jones has outlined precisely what he expects his England team to be confronted by next Saturday in London when the curtain f…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 4:03
The new Scotland pecking order at 10 as per Gregor Townsend
Russell starred in Saturday’s victory over Argentina.
PA
20 Nov, 3:35
'I've got a lot of confidence': Slipper believes Wallabies are heading in the right direction
Skipper James Slipper has boldly declared the Wallabies are heading in the right direction despite a third successive spring tour …
AAP
19 Nov, 22:47
The 10 minutes of terror that ended the All Blacks' winning streak
10 minutes of terror put a massive damper on what started out as one of the All Blacks' best performances in recent times when the…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov, 22:31
'It's been my life for the last sort of 12 years': Retallick reflects on career after 100th Test
While it wasn’t the result they would’ve wanted against England, the All Blacks still had 100 reasons to celebrate one of the …
Finn Morton
19 Nov, 21:42
More bad news for Australia with five players added to injury ward
The Wallabies' 13-10 loss to Ireland in Dublin could prove costly for the visitors, who are due to take on a hurting Wales side in…
AAP
19 Nov, 20:28
'Foster out': All Blacks fans react to draw which 'summed up our season'
The All Blacks’ disappointing draw with England on Sunday morning (NZT) has not gone down well with New Zealand rugby fans on Tw…
Finn Morton
19 Nov, 19:52
Ian Foster 'happy' with All Blacks' last-minute tactic
Ian Foster has made a case for the All Blacks' tactic to kick the ball back to England after their disappointing draw at Twickenha…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov, 19:11
The 'bend us' Ian Foster explanation for late All Blacks collapse
Ian Foster has offered up an explanation for the extraordinary late-game Twickenham collapse that resulted in his All Blacks stunn…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 18:19
Last-minute penalty sees Ireland pip Wallabies at the death
Ross Byrne landed a dramatic late penalty as Ireland overcame the loss of captain Johnny Sexton to cap a stellar year with a disjo…
PA
19 Nov, 18:14
A pass mark was never on the cards for the All Blacks
Have the All Blacks actually taken any major steps forwards since their horror start to the year?
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov, 18:06
Ireland player ratings vs Australia | Autumn Nations Series
The second half opened up with Ireland ultimately winning the arm wrestle. The fans won’t mind. By claiming a clean sweep of the…
OPINION
Daniel Gallan
19 Nov, 17:55
Wallabies player ratings vs Ireland | Autumn Nations Series
The Wallabies can take plenty of positives out of what was another heartbreaking loss on their spring tour, after they were beaten…
OPINION
Finn Morton
19 Nov, 17:51
Jamie Roberts rips into Pivac after dismal Welsh loss
Jamie Roberts has pointed the finger firmly at Wayne Pivac following their shock 13-12 loss to Georgia in Cardiff.
AAP
19 Nov, 16:42
Jones' verdict on Smith kicking the ball dead rather than playing on
Eddie Jones has defended the decision by Marcus Smith to kick the ball dead rather than launch a last-gasp England counterattack t…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 16:37
Ireland lose talisman Johnny Sexton moments before Wallabies skirmish
Ireland have been dealt a major blow ahead of their final Test of 2022 with captain Johnny Sexton scratched moments before kick-of…
PA
19 Nov, 15:09
England snatch thrilling draw from gobsmacked New Zealand
England snatched a sensational draw on an evening of high drama at Twickenham after Will Stuart crossed in the dying seconds to ho…
PA
19 Nov, 15:01
England player ratings vs New Zealand | Autumn Nations Series
England player ratings live from Twickenham: Another November Saturday, another intriguing England versus New Zealand collision, o…
OPINION
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 15:00
'Tells you everything about England' - Marcus Smith's final play questioned
England flyhalf Marcus Smith's decision to kick the ball out to draw their crunch Autumn Nations game with New Zealand has been qu…
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 14:50
All Blacks player ratings vs England | Autumn Nations Series
The All Blacks have drawn 25-all with England at Twickenham after letting their foot off the gas late in the piece. Who were the b…
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov, 14:39
Scotland run riot to set record against 14-man Argentina
The Pumas had Marcos Kremer red-carded in the first half and then received three yellow cards after the break.
PA
19 Nov, 13:07
Watch: Crowd drown out the haka as England players unmoved
The Twickenham crowd got in behind their England side as their players failed to respond to challenge of the New Zealand haka in t…
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 12:11
As 'Pivacout' trends Wales boss fields questions on his future
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac straight-batted questions about his future after a humiliating Autumn Nations Series home defeat agai…
PA
19 Nov, 11:50
Scotland player ratings vs Argentina | Autumn Nations Series
Scotland ended their autumn campaign with a comprehensive win over 14-man Argentina at Murrayfield.
Gavin Harper
19 Nov, 11:47
Springboks player ratings vs Italy | Autumn Nations Series
Springboks player ratings: It is six years to the day that Italy beat South Africa in Florence, but there was to be no repeat of t…
Daniel Gallan
19 Nov, 11:02
South Africa storm to victory in Italy with seven second-half tries
Kurt-Lee Arendse scored twice as a dominant second-half performance saw South Africa register their first Autumn Nations series wi…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 10:53
Pivac defends players in pitchside hot take as Wales reach lowest ebb
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has defended his players after their shock 13-12 loss to Georgia in the Autumn Nations Series.
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 10:44
Georgia shock the rugby world with win over Wales in Cardiff
Georgia have upset rugby's world order by defeating Wales in their Autumn Nations Series clash in Cardiff.
PA
19 Nov, 10:02
Wales player ratings vs Georgia | Autumn Nations Series
On the back of a heavy loss to New Zealand and a comfortable victory over Argentina, Wales moved on to Georgia with heads held hig…
Will Owen
19 Nov, 9:30
'Atrocious' - Mbonambi's comment to referee Matthew Carley panned
Comments made by South African hooker Bongi Mbonambi towards English match day referee Matthew Carley has been heavily criticised …
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 9:21
Watch: Ange Capuozzo splits Boks defence for another screamer
Italian flyer Ange Capuozzo has cut through the Springboks defence for another Autumn Nations Series 5 pointer - this time in Geno…
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 8:49
SA Rugby won't appeal Rassie Erasmus suspension
SA Rugby won't appeal Springboks director Rassie Erasmus two matches ban that was handed down by World Rugby on Thursday.
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 6:48
Shaun Edwards lift lids on England approach and a return to Wales
Much sought-after France defence coach Shaun Edwards has revealed he has designs on being a head coach at the international level …
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 4:52
England's spot on selection and the All Black they'll target - Andy Goode
Selection is the number one job of an international head coach and Eddie Jones has got it spot on this week with a team that has t…
OPINION
Andy Goode
19 Nov, 4:30
Springboks blank Rassie questions but row isn't going away
Springbok captain Siyamthanda Kolisi did his most eloquent tap-dance to suggest it won’t be a distraction, but the Rassie Erasmu…
Rugby365
19 Nov, 3:37
Zinzan Brooke on his best All Blacks teams vs the current squad: 'I'd fancy our chances'
Brooke was confident his All Blacks teams of '95, '96 and '97 could take Ian Fosters squad, but admitted another era would challen…
Ned Lester
18 Nov, 23:40
'We just couldn't not have him on the park': Another Barrett excelling in a different position
Selection for the final and most highly anticipated game of the All Blacks' 2022 Northern Tour is no mean feat, but as Jason Ryan …
Ned Lester
18 Nov, 21:36
'People walking down the street bring it up': The All Blacks can't escape the 2019 semi-final
All Blacks captain Sam Whitelock has admitted the external talk around his side's 2019 semi-final rematch with England has been im…
Ned Lester
18 Nov, 18:16
Josh Adams: competition in Wales squad 'as strong as it has ever been'
With Adams out, Dragons prospect Rio Dyer took his chance impressively in opening Autumn Nations Series games against New Zealand …
PA
18 Nov, 16:21
Mike Catt: Ireland on track to emulate 'life-changing' World Cup glory
Catt was standing just behind Wilkinson as the ball sailed between the posts. The 51-year-old has many fond memories of playing Au…
PA
18 Nov, 16:02
Slipper: Wallabies 'biggest positive' working in their favour against Ireland
"Performing off the back of a disappointment has probably been our biggest positive but in saying that I'd much prefer a consisten…
AAP
18 Nov, 15:53
Portugal through to Rugby World Cup as USA dumped out
Portugal have qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France after drawing with the USA in their crunch match in Dubai with the …
Ian Cameron
18 Nov, 12:46
Tipuric on what rising teammate must do to cement his Wales place
The countries meet at the Principality Stadium just under 11 months before a World Cup encounter in Nantes.
PA
18 Nov, 12:21
Scarlets sign Wales international Sam Wainwright
Scarlets have confirmed that they have signed Wales international prop Sam Wainwright from Saracens for the remainder of the 2022-…
Kim Ekin
18 Nov, 10:23
Richard Cockerill urges England fans to drown out 'sterile' Haka
Cockerill famously confronted All Blacks hooker Norm Hewitt during the Maori war dance in 1997.
PA
18 Nov, 7:44
Nigel Owens on the 'dangerous outcome' red card for Antoine Dupont
Nigel Owens has given his verdict on the red card shown to Antoine Dupont in last weekend’s win for France in the Autumn Nations…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 7:27
Watch: Joe Marler converts his 'worldie' try versus the Barbarians
Joe Marler scored what the Barbarians described as a worldie of a try for Harlequins on Thursday, just four days after playing an …
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 7:08
Dupont-less France limit changes to three for final game with Japan
France boss Fabien Galthie has opted to change just three of his starting XV for this Sunday’s Autumn Nations Series finale with…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 6:21
Five England talking points as All Blacks loom
England and New Zealand will meet for the 43rd time on Saturday with the All Blacks odd-on favourites to storm Twickenham.
PA
18 Nov, 4:19
The Nigel Owens review of 'double movement' Sipili Falatea try
Nigel Owens has shared his thoughts on the much-debated Sipili Falatea try that clinched victory for France last Saturday night ov…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 3:51
What South Africa 'A' would do differently if they tour again
South Africa ‘A’ head coach Mzwandile Stick says his side would do things differently if they had do-over of their winless tou…
Ian Cameron
18 Nov, 2:56
'Counterproductive and totally inappropriate': World Rugby's Head of Match officials on Erasmus
World Rugby is yet to officially respond to Erasmus' latest outburst, however, Joël Jutge expressed confusion and concern at the …
Rugby365
17 Nov, 23:49
Brodie Retallick poised for uniquely historic outing at Twickenham
"Eleven players have done it and I've probably been around for nine". Retallick's wife and two children will be on hand to celebra…
Ned Lester
17 Nov, 23:23
'A load of bollocks': Justin Marshall on the All Blacks' inconsistencies
Ex-All Black captain Justin Marshall says it's too late to be 'tinkering' with selections. "If you don't know by now then the hors…
Ned Lester
17 Nov, 17:44
Neil de Kock: The adjustment the Boks must make against Italy
Jaques Nienaber’s men need to be accurate in terms of execution, disciplined and the non-negotiable is always physicality.
OPINION
Neil de Kock
17 Nov, 17:00
Bristol Bears heap more misery on winless South Africans
South Africa’s struggles in Europe continued as their reserve XV slumped to a 26-18 defeat at the hands of a fired-up Bristol in…
PA
17 Nov, 16:47
Andy Farrell anticipating Wallabies backlash will produce Dublin 'spectacle'
Farrell expects the alterations to create a "different vibe" and knows how dangerous the opposition can be, having tracked the Wal…
AAP
17 Nov, 16:39
Italy revamp their front row in search of second win over Springboks
"We have studied our opponents and prepared as best as we can for our task. We will continue on this path, showing that we can be …
AAP
17 Nov, 16:07
'We are - as parents, as a family - bursting with pride'
Farrell junior is poised to join Jason Leonard and Ben Youngs on England’s exclusive list of male Test centurions.
PA
17 Nov, 16:04
Eddie Jones heavily implies that England will respond to haka
The last time the two nations met, England ran out 19-7 winners in the 2019 World Cup semi-final.
PA
17 Nov, 13:08
Richie Gray decision 'lasted four-and-a-half hours'
Veteran lock Richie was starting to re-establish himself in the Scotland team.
PA
17 Nov, 12:55
Any of 4 nations could be world No.1 after this weekend
Any one of four nations can end the weekend ranked number one - with Ireland, France, New Zealand and South Africa all able to gra…
Kim Ekin
17 Nov, 12:39
Rassie Erasmus suspended by World Rugby
Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has been suspended by World Rugby after a string of Tweets over two weekends which foc…
Ian Cameron
17 Nov, 12:16
Latest Erasmus tweet cautions Springboks fans abusing Wayne Barnes
Rassie Erasmus has called on Springboks fans to stop abusing Wayne Barnes after the referee was threatened and abused following hi…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 10:25
The truth is the Springboks just want it more
No other side with realistic ambitions at next year’s World Cup has struggled as much against their rivals as South Africa.
Daniel Gallan
17 Nov, 10:17
Eddie Jones explains his new back-row selection for NZ
Jones has picked two number eights in Billy Vunipola and Sam Simmonds.
PA
17 Nov, 9:45
Scotland change two starters and overhaul their bench
Gregor Townsend has named a Scotland team that will host Argentina this Saturday at BT Murrayfield that shows just two changes fro…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 9:39
Eight XV changes for Ireland and uncapped forward named on bench
Andy Farrell has unveiled an Ireland team to host Australia this Saturday in Dublin that shows eight changes from the XV that secu…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 9:18
Hurting Wallabies make 10 changes in team for Ireland
Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie has wrung the changes ahead of their Autumn Nations Series match with Ireland following their sho…
Ian Cameron
17 Nov, 8:56
Dallaglio: 'You'd be lying if you said there wasn't a gap to bridge'
"We all trade in this unique currency called honest conversations and I think there will be an honest conversation in the England …
Josh Raisey
17 Nov, 8:32
The Nigel Owens verdict on the du Toit 'dangerous play' red card
Nigel Owens has given his verdict on the red card that resulted in Springboks back-rower Pieter-Steph du Toit getting banned for t…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 7:46
Jake White: The Springboks' unanswered questions
Italy are on an upward trajectory, but South Africa's World Cup winning coach can't see the Boks losing three in a row
OPINION
Jake White
17 Nov, 7:25
Dupont banned for longer than PSDT for air challenge on Kolbe
Antoine Dupont has been banned for a longer period than Pieter Steph du Toit for his air hit on Cheslin Kolbe in Marseille.
Ian Cameron
17 Nov, 7:08
All Blacks change six, including a recall for ban-served Retallick
Ian Foster has confirmed an All Blacks team to take on England this Saturday in London that has six changes from the XV that beat …
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 6:42
Pieter Steph du Toit banned after denying head charge warranted red
Springboks loose forward Pieter Steph du Toit has been banned despite denying his head charge into France centre Jonathan Danty wa…
Ian Cameron
17 Nov, 6:38
England change three and also switch Itoje, plus keep faith in JVP
Eddie Jones has named an England team to face the All Blacks this Saturday at Twickenham that contains three changes from the XV t…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 6:23
'Success dulls hunger': What makes the ABs 'dangerous' ahead of RWC
While the All Blacks are always under some degree of pressure and scrutiny, they “aren’t the number one dog in the house” an…
Finn Morton
17 Nov, 2:03
'Hurt like hell': Johnny Sexton admits he is still being fuelled by British and Irish Lions snub
Johnny Sexton says the enduring pain of being snubbed by the British and Irish Lions is fuelling his fine form.
PA
16 Nov, 23:53
The curse of the Barrett brothers
Beauden Barrett would benefit immensely from Jordie Barrett's presence in the midfield.
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Tom Vinicombe
16 Nov, 23:41
'It is strange': Ireland star reacts to 'pleasing' Player of the Year nomination
Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier said it was both “pleasing” and “strange” to be nominated for World Rugby’s Mens 15s …
AAP
16 Nov, 20:57
'That is massive to hear': Roos ready to fire against Italy with support from childhood hero
“There is the normal technical stuff which he always helps me with, but that little message that he sent me means quite a lot."
Rugby365
16 Nov, 18:36
'Ruthless': Ireland's blueprint for All Blacks toppling going unused
Scotland's inability to fatigue the All Blacks throughout the first three-quarters of the match made way for the All Blacks' late …
Ned Lester
16 Nov, 18:04
'I feel for Aussie': What's 'concerning' about the Wallabies' form
Former All Blacks hooker James Parsons has described the Wallabies’ “lack of consistency” as “concerning” following thei…
Finn Morton
16 Nov, 17:55
Tuisue banned after tackle he claimed was 'at most a yellow card'
Fiji back-rower Albert Tuisue has paid a heavy price for the tackle he claimed merited no more than a yellow card versus Ireland l…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 17:13
Ban has ended Richie Gray's Autumn Nations Series with Scotland
Hopes in Scotland that Richie Gray would escape a ban following the citing that arose from last Sunday’s defeat to the All Black…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 16:41
'Zen-like state': Owen Farrell's incredibly deep explanation of playing a test match
For Owen Farrell that job involves becoming completely immersed in Saturday’s all-too rare visit of the All Blacks to Twickenham…
PA
16 Nov, 16:29
'In my view, he's the best player in the world'
Manu Tuilagi has been hailed as the best player in the world as the destructive England centre prepares to face the All Blacks.
PA
16 Nov, 16:19
Sexton wants Wallabies scalp over world player of the year crown
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton insists he would rather beat Australia than be crowned world player of the year.
AAP
16 Nov, 16:11
Freddie Burns names the Leicester No9 he wants England to start
Freddie Burns has put his head on the chopping block ahead of Thursday’s latest England team announcement and named the Leiceste…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 14:58
Elton Jantjies exclusive: 'Believe me, it's nothing like that'
Elton Jantjies has broken his silence on his recent exclusion from the Springboks, explaining that it was the suggestion of SA dir…
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Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 13:26
Springboks confirm Esterhuizen and others absent versus England
Next week is going to be a weird one for Andre Esterhuizen, the midfielder who is starting at inside centre for the Springboks whe…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 11:48
Springboks explain Etzebeth benching after 18 straight Tests starts
One constant of the Jacques Nienaber era in charge of the Springboks has been the selection of Eben Etzebeth to start in the secon…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 7:05
Erasmus' unforgettable 'tackies' introduction to Lukhanyo Am
Rassie Erasmus has paid tribute to the determination of Springboks talisman Lukhanyo Am to succeed in rugby, emerging from humble …
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 6:23
The 'massive' U15s trial first impression Farrell made on George
Owen Farrell has been credited with single-handedly transforming the mindset of rugby in England as he prepares to join the nation…
PA
16 Nov, 4:12
The 'world-class' advice that has been the making of Dan Sheehan
Hooker Dan Sheehan always envisaged playing for Ireland but admits a whirlwind 2022 has exceeded expectations following his nomina…
PA
16 Nov, 4:01
Scotland explain why they feel Richie Gray can escape sanction
Assistant coach Pieter de Villiers is confident Scotland lock Richie Gray will escape sanction after he was cited for foul play in…
PA
16 Nov, 3:42
All Blacks' Codie Taylor pays England an 'athletes' compliment
New Zealand hooker Codie Taylor insists the All Blacks’ seismic World Cup semi-final defeat by England will have no bearing on S…
AAP
16 Nov, 3:33
'Like someone had shot him with a gun, you heard the rupture'
Josh Macleod is preparing to make his Wales debut against Georgia on Saturday. It would have happened last year against Six Nation…
PA
16 Nov, 3:22
'Testing yourself against the best': Foley excited about showdown with Sexton
Neither age nor injury are slowing down Johnny Sexton, with the talismanic playmaker set to return to lead top-ranked Ireland agai…
AAP
16 Nov, 2:02
'It'd be great to see him play': The World Cup bolter who should play against England
Former Blues captain James Parsons believes Mark Telea is “in the race” for the All Blacks’ World Cup squad after the winger…
Finn Morton
16 Nov, 1:03
Why it's more important than ever to remain disciplined in Test rugby
Former All Blacks hooker James Parsons said “there’s just no guarantee” in international rugby anymore as he discussed the i…
Finn Morton
16 Nov, 0:05
Nigel Owens weighs in on Erasmus' Tweet storms with a stern message
Former referee Nigel Owens is the latest high profile name to step into the debate around Springboks Director of Rugby Rassie Eras…
Sam Smith
15 Nov, 22:59
'Need to step it up': Wallabies prepare to play for coach Rennie
The Wallabies are pledging to perform against Ireland as they look to help extend the contract of their "phenomenal coach" Dave Re…
AAP
15 Nov, 21:40
It should really be Ardie Savea over Am
Frankly, there is not another nominee who has produced in as many areas of the game as Savea. Their workloads are about half of wh…
OPINION
Ben Smith
15 Nov, 20:42
England explain the Schmidt All Blacks influence they want to curb
England have highlighted the Joe Schmidt influence on the All Blacks that they will look to curb when the teams meet this Saturday…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 16:52
The England union player Seibold would love to see in the NRL
Incoming NRL head coach Anthony Seibold has named the one player from Eddie Jones’ England rugby union team he would love to see…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 16:10
Cokanasiga missing as Jones reduces England squad from 36 to 25
Two Joes who featured in last weekend’s England win over Japan - Joe Cokanasiga and Joe Heyes - have been omitted after Eddie Jo…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 12:49
Barbarians name team for Harlequins with Brown chosen as captain
Ex-England full-back Mike Brown has been named Barbarians captain for Thursday night’s tour game has Harlequins, the London club…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 12:22
England react to referee Raynal's emergency All Blacks appointment
England have reacted to the development on Tuesday that Mathieu Raynal, not Nic Berry, will be the referee in charge of this Satur…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 11:47
Anthony Seibold has broken silence on why he had to quit England
Soon-to-exit assistant coach Anthony Seibold has broken his silence on his decision to quit England for the NRL back home in Austr…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 9:07
World Rugby statement: Nic Berry replaced as England-All Blacks ref
French referee Mathieu Raynal is suddenly enjoying an unscheduled very busy November as he has followed his late appointment for l…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 7:56
Erasmus responds to fears he could be in trouble with World Rugby
Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has given his answer after being asked on Tuesday at an unscheduled media briefing appearance if he…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 7:24
Six changes for Wales including a new cap No8 and two bench rookies
Wayne Pivac has named a Wales team showing six changes to play Georgia this Saturday, including a debut at No8 for Josh Macleod fo…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 6:24
Springboks make four XV changes, bench Eben, go for six/two split
Jacques Nienaber has reacted to the latest defeat for his Springboks side by naming a team to take on Italy this Saturday in Genoa…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 6:03
'Don't be a parasite' warns Erasmus in his latest Twitter message
Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has posted his latest tweet, defending his use of social media in recent days to highlight his rugb…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 3:40
'Certainly good enough': Wallabies assistant adamant team can win RWC
The Wallabies have vowed to wield the axe on serial penalty offenders in a bid to defy the doomsayers by winning next year's Rugb…
AAP
15 Nov, 1:32
'He is our best 12 option': The All Blacks' 'big' midfield dilemma
Less than a year out from the Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks have some major selection decisions to make ahead of their final Tes…
Finn Morton
15 Nov, 1:18
'He's earned their respect': Australian-born Irish winger nominated for award after breakout season
Australian-born Irish winger Mack Hansen's brilliant arrival on the Test scene has been acknowledged by World Rugby while a pair…
AAP
15 Nov, 0:42
'New Joubert in town': Questions over Telea's match-winning try left unanswered
The All Blacks scored two tries while Dempsey was off the park including Mark Telea's second try which many felt deserved a second…
Sam Smith
14 Nov, 19:44
'Feels really rough': The All Black 'robbed' of world's best nomination
World Rugby has announced the four nominees for Mens 15s Player of the Year, but the glaring omission of an All Blacks star has st…
Finn Morton
14 Nov, 18:55
How a samurai sword and a kiwifruit inspired England's WC semi-final win in 2019
Underpinning the conviction that the All Blacks can be toppled on Saturday is England's emphatic 19-7 victory in Yokohama.
PA
14 Nov, 16:20
Johnny Sexton one of 4 nominated for world player of the year
The Ireland pair are on a four-man shortlist for the men’s award.
PA
14 Nov, 16:05
Watch: Rare haka versus haka at Tottenham Hotspur stadium
The crowd at the Barbarians versus All Blacks XV game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were treated to that rarest of rare sights …
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 9:53
Five changes in 12-Bok South Africa 'A' team for Bristol
There are five changes to the SA 'A' team that will face Bristol Bears following their shock loss to Munster in Cork last week.
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 7:04
Two players added as England name 36-man squad for NZ
Newcastle Falcons Adam Radwan is one two players recalled into Eddie Jones' England squad for All Blacks week.
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 6:49
The 4-man shortlist for World Rugby's coach of the year award
The Ireland boss is one of four men nominated for the prize.
PA
14 Nov, 6:23
Breakthrough player of the year nominees revealed
World Rugby have revealed the Breakthrough Player of the Year nominees ahead of the World Rugby Awards which will be held in Monac…
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 5:19
Jack van Poortvliet must start against the All Blacks - Andy Goode
England were always expected to physically dominate Japan but some key lessons will have been learned and Jack van Poortvliet has …
Andy Goode
14 Nov, 4:33
Ireland boss Andy Farrell conducts inquest after 'awful' Fiji display
An under-strength Ireland saw off Fiji 35-17.
PA
14 Nov, 4:07
'It's systemic': How indiscipline is hurting the Wallabies
Damning statistics have revealed the Wallabies' discipline is worsening despite repeated warnings, supporting a blast from former…
AAP
14 Nov, 1:24
'Fend on Stuart Hogg': All Black debutant Mark Telea's dream start at Murrayfield
All Blacks debutant Mark Telea got off to a dream debut with a try within seven minutes against Scotland at Murrayfield.
Ben Smith
13 Nov, 23:57
'Good signs of growth': How the All Blacks beat Scotland
After a mixed international season, coach Ian Foster believes the All Blacks showed “good signs of growth” during their hard-f…
Finn Morton
13 Nov, 23:29
'We were in pretty good control': Why the All Blacks always believed they'd beat Scotland
The All Blacks’ thrilling win over Scotland reflects the resilience, passion and skill that the team has – they never panicked…
Finn Morton
13 Nov, 21:54
Wallabies great slams 'poor coaching' after first ever loss to Italy
Wallabies great Drew Mitchell doesn’t believe Australia were “in a position to make 12 changes” to their starting XV before …
Finn Morton
13 Nov, 19:39
Only one loss compares to Scotland's near miss on All Blacks win
The hosts were 24-13 up heading into the final quarter before the All Blacks fought back.
PA
13 Nov, 16:36
All Blacks player ratings vs Scotland | Autumn Nations Series
The All Blacks banked their sixth win on the trot by downing Scotland in Edinburgh. Who were their best performers?
Tom Vinicombe
13 Nov, 11:51
Springboks heroism shone through the chaos of Marseille
It washed over us like a gathering storm. A cacophony of sound that rattled glass and steel and bones. Down below an electric ligh…
Daniel Gallan
13 Nov, 10:52
Ireland prop Jeremy Loughman has unorthodox initiation song teed up
The American-born prop made quite the impact.
PA
13 Nov, 10:03
Five England takeaways: Backing Jack, samurai Faz and 'elbows down'
England got their autumn show back on the road with Saturday’s 52-13 win over Japan six days after the excruciating 29-30 loss t…
OPINION
Liam Heagney
13 Nov, 5:45
'I'll be giving them a bit of lip, a little niggle at the rucks'
Surplus All Blacks winger George Bridge didn’t imagine life would pan out like this, packing his life into a couple of bags and …
INTERVIEW
Liam Heagney
13 Nov, 5:30
'I'm in a different headspace from looking to retire a few weeks ago'
John Ryan can’t believe the bucket moments he is suddenly ticking off his list. Just a few weeks ago, when Wasps went to the wal…
INTERVIEW
Liam Heagney
13 Nov, 5:00
South Africa 'A' lose another Springbok ahead of Bristol game
South Africa A have lost another Springbok ahead of their game with Bristol Bears, with utility back Aphelele Fassi ruled out due …
Kim Ekin
13 Nov, 4:37
The 'ridiculous' Freddie Steward 'flashiness' Jones wants to curb
Eddie Jones led the chorus of praise for man of the match Freddie Steward after Saturday’s comprehensive England win over Japan,…
Liam Heagney
13 Nov, 4:00
'We are no chance': Wallabies great makes major World Cup call
Fed-up former World Cup captain Stirling Mortlock says Rugby Australia must draw a line in the sand after the Wallabies' "train …
AAP
13 Nov, 1:57
How the 'Black Ferns legacy' inspired 'dream' RWC final win
World Cup winner Theresa Fitzpatrick said the Black Ferns “played a little bit” for the legacy of the jersey, and the players …
INTERVIEW
Finn Morton
13 Nov, 1:15
Wallabies player ratings vs Italy | Autumn Nations Series
Another week, another heartbreaking loss for the Wallabies, who were beaten by Italy for the first time ever in Florence on Sunday…
OPINION
Finn Morton
12 Nov, 20:14
Springboks player ratings vs France | Autumn Nation Series
Some of you will balk at the numbers posted below. A few may even assume that the Springboks came out on top of a thrilling encoun…
OPINION
Daniel Gallan
12 Nov, 19:19
France edge South Africa in titanic, controversial game in Marseille
France have beaten world champions South Africa by 30-26 in a brutal rugby Test in Marseille, completing a sweep of the southern h…
AAP
12 Nov, 18:15
Springboks fans float conspiracy theory around final French try
Springboks fans are floating a conspiracy theory around France's final try in their dramatic Autumn Nations Series victory over So…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 17:59
'The game flashed before our eyes': All Blacks reflect on Scotland history
It's been five years since Scotland came oh so close to grabbing a first-ever win over the All Blacks.
Tom Vinicombe
12 Nov, 17:46
Watch: 'Red card all day long' - PSTD sent off for head charge
Springboks loose forward Pieter Steph du Toit has been sensationally sent off for charging head-first into France centre Jonathan …
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 15:46
Jones backtracks on TV Smith/Farrell quip and has pop at Woodward
Eddie Jones has backtracked on his live TV comment that Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell is a strategy now seemingly set in stone for…
Liam Heagney
12 Nov, 15:10
Wales' amped up defence sees off Argentina
Tries from number eight Taulupe Faletau and scrum-half Tomos Williams saw them home.
PA
12 Nov, 15:00
Jones' 'they are there for the taking' warning for the All Blacks
Eddie Jones has issued a warning to the All Blacks after declaring himself impressed with Saturday’s seven-try, 52-13 win for En…
Liam Heagney
12 Nov, 13:44
England player ratings vs Japan | Autumn Nations Series
England player ratings live from Twickenham: Eddie Jones’ England tuned up for next weekend’s showdown with the All Blacks wit…
OPINION
Liam Heagney
12 Nov, 12:40
Andy Farrell scathing of 'underwhelming' Ireland display
The much-changed Irish were far below their free-flowing best.
PA
12 Nov, 12:13
Wales player ratings vs Argentina | Autumn Nations Series
Tom Vinicombe
12 Nov, 12:03
Rennie fronts the press as Wallabies make wrong kind of history
Even Dave Rennie was left empathising with disillusioned Australian rugby fans after presiding over the Wallabies' inglorious firs…
AAP
12 Nov, 11:34
Fiji player ratings vs Ireland | Autumn Nations Series
Fiji have fallen to a 35-17 defeat at the hands of Ireland in Dublin. How did they fare in the loss?
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
12 Nov, 10:49
Nick Timoney bags brace as much-changed Ireland beat 14-man Fiji
Fiji had flanker Albert Tuisue sent off for a high tackle on Joey Carbery.
PA
12 Nov, 10:49
Italy make history by downing the Wallabies in Florence
The Wallabies have plumbed new lows, losing to Italy for the first time in a 28-27 thriller in Florence.
AAP
12 Nov, 10:20
Ireland player ratings vs Fiji | Autumn Nations Series
Irish player ratings: A lot the pre-game chat was around Vern Cotter's remarks that Ireland would treat the game like a training s…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 10:02
Late change for England as Jack Nowell drops out
England have been forced into a late change for their Autumn Nations Series game versus Japan as winger Jack Nowell has been withd…
Liam Heagney
12 Nov, 9:32
'Cheap and nasty' - The World Cup final complaint irking fans
While the general response to the Rugby World Cup final in Auckland has been overwhelmingly positive, there's one element of the e…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 7:55
Alex Cuthbert: Pumas should be 'wary' of kicking long with Louis Rees-Zammit at fullback
Wales' star winger steps into fullback for the third time in his professional career with Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams both i…
PA
11 Nov, 19:06
'Take the game by the scruff of the neck': Itoje warns Japan of 'confrontational' England response
“The England response I’m expecting to see is a team full of energy, a team that’s physical, tough and ready to take the gam…
PA
11 Nov, 17:45
Argentina forced into late change as skipper Montoya is ruled out
The best-laid Argentina plan to start the same XV against Wales that defeated England last Sunday at Twickenham came unstuck at Fr…
Liam Heagney
11 Nov, 15:19
England camp deny players are being held back
Attack coach Martin Gleeson denies that England are holding anything back in attack after a lacklustre showing against Los Pumas i…
PA
11 Nov, 12:46
The Gregor Townsend verdict on Finn Russell recall as Scotland No10
Gregor Townsend has praised the professionalism of Finn Russell after he handed the recalled stand-off an instant return to the Sc…
PA
11 Nov, 12:15
The return of Dalton Papali'i puts Sam Cane's spot in jeopardy
Sam Cane might be the All Blacks captain but Dalton Papali'i could be the No 7 they need.
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Nick Bishop
11 Nov, 11:45
Japan issue 'our guys are ready' warning to England
Jamie Joseph has urged his Japan players to impose themselves at Twickenham on Saturday as they attempt to inflict another shock d…
PA
11 Nov, 11:34
Ian Foster's quickfire retort regarding Scottish-born All Black Finlay Christie
The All Blacks have named Scottish-born scrumhalf Finlay Christie in the No 9 jersey for this weekend's fixture in Edinburgh.
Tom Vinicombe
11 Nov, 10:48
Wayne Pivac on Louis Rees-Zammit's 'exciting' positional switch
The Pumas arrive in Cardiff on the back of victories over Australia, the All Blacks and England.
PA
11 Nov, 10:46
SA 'A' showed 'warrior mindset' in loss to Munster
Mzwandile Stick has claimed that his SA 'A' showed a 'warrior mindset' in their loss to Munster in a wet Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Thu…
Ian Cameron
11 Nov, 10:24
'We've looked at the threat': Ian Foster explains extensive changes to All Blacks
Ian Foster appears to be using the 'easiest' of the All Blacks' European fixture to hand some final opportunities to fringe player…
Tom Vinicombe
11 Nov, 10:13
Player missing from photocall reveals late change for Springboks
The Springboks have been forced into a late change ahead of their year-end Test against France at Stade Vélodrome in Marseille on…
Rugby365
11 Nov, 10:02
Finn Russell straight back in at 10 as Scotland name team for NZ
Finn Russell will start for Scotland at flyhalf against the All Blacks despite being initially omitted from Gregor Townsend's orig…
Ian Cameron
11 Nov, 9:37
Easterby dismisses provocative remarks about Irish attitudes to Fiji
Fiji boss Cotter claimed Ireland will view Saturday’s Test match as a “training session”.
PA
11 Nov, 9:22
Latest winger off All Blacks' production line to be unleashed on Scotland
When New Zealand first announced their squad for their end-of-year tour to Japan and Europe, Mark Telea was nowhere to be found. N…
Tom Vinicombe
11 Nov, 9:19
Barbarians name a Whitelock-skippered team to face All Blacks XV
Co-coaches Scott Robertson and Ronan O’Gara have named their Barbarians team for Sunday’s match versus an All Blacks XV in Lon…
Liam Heagney
11 Nov, 8:55
The mandatory World Rugby video top teams must now watch
World Rugby have rolled out a video that all teams partaking in competitions using HIA protocols must now watch.
Ian Cameron
11 Nov, 8:03
The Nigel Owens verdict on controversial Cheslin Kolbe yellow card
Former Test referee Nigel Owens has shared his thoughts on one of last weekend’s hottest Autumn Nations Series topics, the yello…
Liam Heagney
11 Nov, 7:25
Seven changes for the All Blacks, including a debut for Mark Telea
Ian Foster has named an All Blacks side to face Scotland on Sunday that has seven changes from the comprehensive 55-23 win over Wa…
Liam Heagney
11 Nov, 6:41
Barbarians name Damian McKenzie in Wasps-flavour week two squad
Damian McKenzie will swap sides next week when he lines out for Scott Robertson’s Barbarians after playing against them this Sun…
Liam Heagney
11 Nov, 6:05
'It would be insane if we could win. It would be a historic win'
Scotland will tackle the All Blacks on Sunday.
PA
11 Nov, 4:12
Winger Ioane completes rugby's full circle
Monty Ioane will return to Australian rugby next season but not before playing against the Wallabies for his adopted Italy.
AAP
11 Nov, 3:51
The All Blacks XV side to play the Barbarians named
The All Blacks XV team has been named to play the Barbarians at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday.
Sam Smith
11 Nov, 3:01
'He's a big man': Dave Rennie backing X-factor rookie in Italy Test
Dave Rennie doesn't believe he's rolling the dice after picking the least experienced Wallabies line-up of his 32-Test tenure.
AAP
10 Nov, 18:17
Neil de Kock: Libbok can make Springbok statement with World Cup looming
With test match rugby, it’s always more comforting for a team to go in with an 80-90 percent goalkicker. Would I have preferre…
OPINION
Neil de Kock
10 Nov, 16:20
The Jonny May 'shock' that caught out England skipper Owen Farrell
The remarkable Jonny May comeback has even shocked roommate Owen Farrell as England look to the electric wing to inject pace into …
PA
10 Nov, 14:04
Revealed: The injury count that forced wholesale Ireland changes
Andy Farrell has revealed he is counting the cost of the bruising Ireland victory over world champions South Africa after omitting…
PA
10 Nov, 13:49
WRU statement: Anti-social behaviour at Wales vs All Blacks game
WRU officials have joined a police appeal for further information following an alleged anti-social behavior incident at last Satur…
Liam Heagney
10 Nov, 8:57
Rassie's narrative arc is turning us off
Twitter is a hellscape as far as public discourse is concerned. But it has also been a thermometer for gauging public sentiment.
OPINION
Daniel Gallan
10 Nov, 8:39
11 changes for Wallabies, including first Skelton start since 2016
Dave Rennie has named a Wallabies team to take on Italy on Saturday that shows eleven changes from last Saturday’s agonising one…
Liam Heagney
10 Nov, 8:31
Uncapped Loughman to start as Ireland make nine changes for Fiji
Andy Farrell has named an Ireland team to face Fiji on Saturday that has nine changes from the XV that defeated South Africa, with…
Liam Heagney
10 Nov, 8:10
Wales change three and hand Louis Rees-Zammit an exciting new role
Wayne Pivac has named a Wales team to take on Argentina on Saturday in Cardiff that shows three changes from last Saturday’s bas…
Liam Heagney
10 Nov, 7:44
Argentina team unchanged for Wales after shock defeat of England
Michael Cheika has given a huge vote of confidence to Argentina, naming the same starting 15 that defeated England last Sunday in …
Liam Heagney
10 Nov, 7:20
France name the same XV, only changing two subs to face Springboks
France have named an unchanged team to take on the world champion Springboks this Saturday in Marseille, naming the same XV that d…
Liam Heagney
10 Nov, 7:03
Mike Tindall: A brief rugby history
While for many Mike Tindall will be better known for his royal marriage and his newfound career as a reality television star, for …
Sam Smith
10 Nov, 6:49
England make five changes for Japan and hand debut to Dave Ribbans
England will take the field at Twickenham on Saturday to play Japan with a starting XV showing five changes from the team beaten 2…
Liam Heagney
10 Nov, 6:24
O'Gara has revisited his comments on coaching England post-Jones
Ronan O’Gara has reiterated his ambition to coach England once Eddie Jones finishes up in the position following the end of the …
Liam Heagney
10 Nov, 5:47
Jake White: I was surprised that Ireland didn't win by more
If Saturday was a measure of where South Africa and Ireland sit before they met in France, both sides will be happy.
Jake White
10 Nov, 4:30
'Honestly grateful for every moment': Perenara 'ready' if called upon for All Blacks
Halfback TJ Perenara believes he’s “ready” to bring his unique approach to rugby back to the Test arena if called upon to pl…
Finn Morton
10 Nov, 0:29
'A long day': Why Kerevi was 'glad' England star wasn't available for Wallabies series
World class centre Samu Kerevi has revealed why he was “glad” that Manu Tuilagi didn’t come to Australia for England’s thr…
Finn Morton
09 Nov, 21:25
'Captain Grumpy' Alaalatoa set to become 85th Wallabies captain
"Captain Grumpy" Allan Alaalatoa will lead the Wallabies for the first time after being rushed straight back in for Australia's sp…
AAP
09 Nov, 18:09
'The boys are up for the fight': All Blacks anticipating a 'fired up' Scottish side
"They'll come out guns blazing, and we have to match that and make sure the boys are up for the fight. Our breakdown will have to …
AAP
09 Nov, 16:20
Jamie George retained by England as Jones cuts squad to 25
England boss Eddie Jones has trimmed his 36-strong squad down to 25, including the fit-again Jamie George and excluding the likes …
Liam Heagney
09 Nov, 13:47
Cruel end to Alex Lozowski's Test career is back on England minds
England loosehead Mako Vunipola has admitted that the end of the Alex Lozowski Test career following a 2018 mistake against Japan …
PA
09 Nov, 13:21
Highlanders draft in former All Black as Folau Fakatava opts out of surgery
Highlanders and All Blacks halfback Folau Fakatava has elected a non-operative approach initially for his injured knee.
Sam Smith
09 Nov, 13:05
The 'rubbed off' Scotland reaction to having Finn Russell back
AB Zondagh explained that Finn Russell has had no problem slotting back into the Scotland squad after earning a recall this week.
PA
09 Nov, 13:02
Hilarious Furlong reaction to becoming first-time Ireland skipper
Tadhg Furlong says it will be class to captain Ireland for the first time after declaring himself fit for Saturday’s Dublin show…
PA
09 Nov, 11:54
Caleb Clarke wants to get more involved after 'pretty weird' Cardiff clash
While the All Blacks managed to score eight tries against Wales at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, it certainly wasn't the e…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Nov, 11:50
Burrell gives update on RFU investigation into racism allegations
Former England centre Luther Burrell has revealed that an RFU investigation into racism in the sport is about to be released and h…
Chris Jones
09 Nov, 11:34
The text message that triggered Treadwell's Ireland renaissance
Ireland lock Kieran Treadwell has revealed that a pre-match text message from his fiancee helped trigger his international renaiss…
PA
09 Nov, 10:32
Rio Dyer explains inspiration he has taken from Louis Rees-Zammit
Rio Dyer has taken inspiration from fellow Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit and his rapid emergence into becoming a world star.
PA
09 Nov, 9:10
Warren Gatland teases his next move, takes pop at Jones' England
Warren Gatland has opened up about his potential future beyond the expiry of his current deal with the Chiefs, while he also criti…
Liam Heagney
09 Nov, 8:54
Deal confirmed for Springboks prop Kitshoff to join Irish province
Springboks loosehead Steven Kitshoff has confirmed his next move, agreeing to join the Irish province Ulster on a three-year deal …
Liam Heagney
09 Nov, 8:28
First start for Frisch as Munster name team to play South Africa A
Graham Rowntree has named his Munster team to take on South Africa A in Cork on Thursday, changing seven of the XV beaten by Ulste…
Liam Heagney
09 Nov, 7:33
Cold-shouldered Raynal has been handed an Autumn Nations reprieve
French referee Mathieu Raynal has been handed a reprieve following the fallout from his controversial time-wasting penalty in the …
Liam Heagney
09 Nov, 6:25
Springboks name 'the thing I would like to see' from rookie Libbok
Saturday night in Marseille is set to be the biggest rugby experience so far in the career of Manie Libbok, the uncapped fly-half …
Liam Heagney
09 Nov, 4:14
The one thing Ardie Savea would 'love to see change' about rugby
All Blacks back-rower Ardie Savea has revealed the one thing he would love to change about rugby, predicting that the popularity o…
Liam Heagney
09 Nov, 3:38
The All Black who should be 'in the conversation' for world's best
Six-time Super Rugby champion Bryn Hall believes Ardie Savea must be “in the conversation” for World Rugby’s Men’s Player …
Finn Morton
08 Nov, 21:32
'We're never satisfied': All Blacks prepare for 'another step up' vs Scotland
Assistant coach Jason Ryan said the All Blacks are “never satisfied” after a big win, as the team prepares to take “another …
Finn Morton
08 Nov, 19:09
Wallabies looking to settle 'merry-go-round' of selections against Italy
The Wallabies have never lost to world No.12 Italy, who they last played in 2018, but winger Tom Wright said they needed to make s…
AAP
08 Nov, 17:05
Eddie Jones doubles down on experimentation through Autumn Nations Tests
Eddie Jones is expecting England to bounce back against Japan and admitted his World Cup preparations distracted his side in their…
AAP
08 Nov, 16:13

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