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Stay up to date with all of the latest international rugby news here at RugbyPass. From live match updates and coverage to squad and player announcements, our rugby gurus are on-hand with all of the latest information. Scroll down to read the latest interviews, reports and news articles from the world of international rugby.

The Manu Tuilagi verdict on England rule as he heads to the Top 14
The England centre will play what could be his final home game for Sale Sharks on Friday before he joins French Top 14 club Bayonn…
PA
08 May 2024, 11:54
Major shake-up in Italy sees Zebre trade coaches with national team
Zebre assistant coach Richard Hodges is set to become Italy's new defence coach ahead of their tour of their July internationals. …
Josh Raisey
08 May 2024, 9:58
Louis Rees-Zammit: Mahomes, route running, settling in at Chiefs
The 23-year-old has been living his American dream since he quit rugby last January to successfully participate in the internation…
Interview
Liam Heagney
08 May 2024, 6:30
Is South America rugby's new promised land?
The South American nations have shown tantalising potential, but harnessing it is another matter.
FEATURE
Francisco Isaac
08 May 2024, 6:13
'Bulls***': Ex-England international calls out Eben Etzebeth
It was last week when the Springboks talisman was interviewed on The Rugby Pod while he was in London ahead of the Sharks’ EPCR …
Liam Heagney
07 May 2024, 14:02
How Steve Borthwick inspired England's 'night and day' mindset shift
England's performances in the first half and the second half of the Guinness Six Nations this year were so radically different tha…
Josh Raisey
07 May 2024, 11:48
Stuart Hogg given court order, has trial date set – report
It emerged over the weekend that the former full-back was due to answer a domestic charge this week relating to an incident that t…
Liam Heagney
07 May 2024, 10:32
Why two All Blacks coaches attended New Zealand U20 match in Australia
All Blacks coaches Jason Ryan and Leon MacDonald watched on from the stands as New Zealand U20s won on Tuesday.
Interview
Finn Morton
07 May 2024, 9:10
Ex-All Blacks scrum-half Byron Kelleher guilty of domestic violence
Kelleher received a suspended six-month prison sentence for domestic violence against his former girlfriend when he returned to Fr…
Rugby365
07 May 2024, 7:26
Australia U20 v South Africa U20: Boks don’t look like world champs, Aussie looked ‘a lot better’
The Junior Wallabies have got their Rugby Championship U20 campaign back on track with a hard-earned 24-19 win over the Junior Spr…
Opinion
Finn Morton
07 May 2024, 6:56
World Rugby confirms July referee list, including Springboks-Ireland
Thirty referees in total have been selected to take charge of 49 men’s internationals.
Liam Heagney
07 May 2024, 6:43
New Zealand U20s v Argentina U20s: Can’t do that against NZ, Kiwis on track for title
The Baby Blacks are potentially one more win away from claiming the inaugural Rugby Championship U20 trophy.
Opinion
Finn Morton
07 May 2024, 4:48
The five experienced overseas picks for Joe Schmidt and the Wallabies
Whichever way you cut the cake; the fact remains some extremely talented Wallaby-eligible players are plying their trade abroad.
John Ferguson
06 May 2024, 22:29
Portugal international Pierre-Mathieu Fernandes dies aged 22
With great sadness, the Portuguese Rugby Union and CS Vienne have confirmed that Pierre Mathieu-Fernandes has passed away followin…
Francisco Isaac
06 May 2024, 13:43
England back-row Tom Curry takes significant step forward on return from injury
England back-row Tom Curry has taken a significant stride forward in his return from major hip surgery and is looking in “great …
PA
06 May 2024, 11:45
OTD – Declan Kidney takes step up into Test rugby
Declan Kidney was appointed head coach of the Ireland rugby union team on this day in 2008. The 48-year-old was Munster director o…
PA
06 May 2024, 7:29
Banned Springbok Elton Jantjies releases prickly statement
Elton Jantjies has vowed to return to the rugby field in the future. Last year the Springbok tested positive for Clenbuterol.
Rugby365
06 May 2024, 7:05
Madrid Grand Final next: SVNS champions will be crowned as top 8s locked in
The top eight teams in the women’s and men’s competitions will contest for HSBC SVNS Series championship glory in a Grand Fina…
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 22:26
More than a game: All Blacks Sevens star’s class act for two young fans
All Blacks Sevens ace Tone Ng Shiu is the latest Kiwi to give back to SVNS fans with a meaningful gesture.
Exclusive
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 10:33
New Zealand claim another SVNS double with both teams winning Cup finals
New Zealand have claimed a famous double on the SVNS Series for the second time in as many events.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 7:39
Stuart Hogg breaks silence on rumoured rugby return
Troubled former Scotland rugby captain Stuart Hogg has addressed rumours of an unlikely return to rugby as a player.
Ian Cameron
05 May 2024, 7:36
Great Britain qualify for SVNS Grand Final but not without drama
Great Britain are the eighth and final men’s team to secure their spot in the SVNS Series’ upcoming Grand Final in Madrid.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 5:36
Argentina crowned SVNS Series League winners for the first time
Argentina have been crowned the men’s SVNS Series League winners for the first time ever.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 5:10
Lawrence Dallaglio: 'A real problem and it’s only going to get worse'
It was in 2009, a year after his retirement from playing, when Wasps legend Dallaglio, the 2003 Rugby World Cup winner with Englan…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
05 May 2024, 4:27
Both New Zealand qualify for Singapore Cup finals with classy wins
Both New Zealand teams are through to their respective Cup finals after clinical wins over tough opposition in Singapore.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 2:48
How the Aussie men have defied the odds to make Singapore semis
Coach John Manenti has revealed the full extent of Australia’s depleted ranks at SVNS Singapore.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 10:50
Ireland and Great Britain prepare to clash in meaningful Singapore semi
Ireland and Great Britain are just two wins away from a potentially season-defining result.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 10:06
Stuart Hogg hit with stalking charges - report
Former Scotland rugby captain Stuart Hogg will appear in court on Tuesday facing multiple charges including stalking. The 31-year-…
Ian Cameron
04 May 2024, 5:51
‘We never take it for granted’: Blitzboks go coast-to-coast to stun France
South Africa will play Australia in a blockbuster men’s quarter-final at SVNS Singapore.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 4:26
New Zealand keep title hopes alive by beating Australia in ‘must-win’ clash
New Zealand have lived to fight another game after overcoming Australia 26-10 in a “must-win” clash.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 4:03
‘Dug ourselves into a hole’: Fiji beat Ireland but miss Singapore quarters
Fiji may have beaten Ireland but they've still missed out on the SVNS Singapore quarter-finals.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 2:35
Both Australian teams impress with unbeaten starts at SVNS Singapore
Both Australian teams finished day one at the SVNS Singapore with unbeaten records from two starts.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 11:49
Watch: Michael Hooper scores first SVNS Series try but ‘not happy’ with form
Michael Hooper can tick off an impressive SVNS milestone with the distinguished former Wallabies captain scoring his first try on …
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 11:14
SVNS leaders Argentina bounce back with 33-point blitz against New Zealand
SVNS Series leaders Argentina may have silenced some doubters on Friday evening with a stunning 28-point win over New Zealand.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 9:40
Great Britain keep SVNS Grand Final hopes alive with win over Fiji
Great Britain have kept their hopes of playing in the upcoming SVNS Grand Final in Madrid alive with a hard-fought 19-14 win over …
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 7:33
‘Bloody oath’: Ex-Junior Wallabies skipper completes 3 week switch to SVNS
Last year’s Junior Wallabies captain Teddy Wilson rose from the bench at Singapore’s National Stadium before running out on th…
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 4:53
Kitiona Vai scores twice as New Zealand sneak past Canada in golden point
When the All Blacks Sevens needed a hero, Kitiona Vai stepped up and answered that call not once but twice.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 3:58
‘It killed me’: USA thrash Fiji to take step towards SVNS Grand Final
The United States of America have taken a significant step towards securing their place in the SVNS Series’ Grand Final in Madri…
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 2:09
What the 'Cry Boks' say about the modern South African male
In a sport filled with tough men, Duane Vermuelen stood out across a 19-year career. You don’t earn the nickname “Thor” by p…
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
02 May 2024, 13:03
'Chaos': Lawes sheds light on the social that ended 2 England careers
England's 2019 World Cup training camp in Italy had a lasting impact on the squad, but not necessarily one that then-head coach Ed…
Josh Raisey
02 May 2024, 12:34
Ex-Ireland wing brands Six Nations champs 'not that good an Irish side'
Ireland and South Africa have developed quite a peculiar rivalry in recent months as it is one that was not created on the pitch, …
Josh Raisey
02 May 2024, 8:47
Ex-Wallabies duo agree Noah Lolesio should currently start for Australia
Former Wallabies Tim Horan and Cameron Shepherd agree that flyhalf Noah Lolesio would start for Australia if there was a Test tomo…
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 21:41
Edinburgh tie down another Scotland lock with new deal
Edinburgh lock Jamie Hodgson has signed a new deal with the club, keeping him in the Scottish capital until 2026.
Josh Raisey
01 May 2024, 10:30
Eben Etzebeth has his say on who next Springboks captain should be
With Siya Kolisi, the skipper of the 2019 and 2023 Rugby World Cup-winning teams now based in France, there has been talk that Ras…
Liam Heagney
01 May 2024, 8:33
The Joe Schmidt update on the uncertain future of Carter Gordon
With the future of Gordon's Super Rugby Pacific side, the Melbourne Rebels, in major doubt, the 23-year-old has reportedly had pre…
AAP
01 May 2024, 4:50
The Springbok Eben Etzebeth calls ‘one of the hardest men in rugby’
The 33-year-old Mbonambi became a pivotal part of South Africa’s successful Rugby World Cup title defence in 2023 after Malcolm …
Liam Heagney
01 May 2024, 3:01
Argentina U20 name strong side for historic clash with Junior Wallabies
Coach Alvaro Galindo had to make some “difficult” selection decisions when picking the Argentina Pumitas team to take on tourn…
Finn Morton
30 Apr 2024, 23:22
Junior Springboks ‘eager’ for historic clash with rivals New Zealand U20
Zachary Porthen will lead the Junior Springboks in a historic U20 Rugby Championship clash against traditional rugby rivals New Ze…
Finn Morton
30 Apr 2024, 22:23
Junior Wallabies side named for first-ever round of U20 Rugby Championship
Toby Macpherson will lead the Junior Wallabies into battle on Thursday evening when the Australians take on Argentina in the openi…
Finn Morton
30 Apr 2024, 21:53
Dan Carter weighs in on who should be Scott Robertson's All Black 10
The debate is largely between Barrett and Chiefs maestro Damian McKenzie, both of whom were key cogs for the All Blacks' 2023 Rugb…
Ned Lester
30 Apr 2024, 16:34
The post-game Ireland arrogance that left Eben Etzebeth in shock
South Africa were beaten 8-13 by the Irish in Paris but the defending champions from 2019 went on to retain their crown by defeati…
Liam Heagney
30 Apr 2024, 11:50
Eben Etzebeth names 'biggest life achievement', issues Boks warning
The 32-year-old is currently in London preparing for the Sharks’ EPCR Challenge Cup semi-final versus Clermont at the Twickenham…
Liam Heagney
30 Apr 2024, 8:06
Australians are quite right to be complaining about Samipeni Finau
If Samipeni Finau is to be a legitimate weapon in the Chiefs’ and All Blacks’ arsenal, then the timing is critical.
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
29 Apr 2024, 22:00
Kwagga Smith: 'My work-rate rather than my size will define me'
Raised on a farm, Kwagga Smith's attributes and impact regularly see him top South Africa's 'battle-stats' in big matches.
FEATURE
Jon Cardinelli
29 Apr 2024, 9:46
‘It's the people’s champions against the actual champions’ - Ireland great weighs in
The build up to the most hotly contested midyear tour is ramping up, as outspoken former Ireland centre Gordon D’arcy has added …
Grant Constable
29 Apr 2024, 5:00
Stuart Hogg reveals time in rehab has helped him ‘reset’
Former Scotland captain Stuart Hogg has revealed spending time at a rehabilitation centre helped him “reset” after being charg…
PA
28 Apr 2024, 17:11
Little known 6'7 English rugby player picked in NFL draft
While the eighth tier of domestic rugby in England would not usually be a hotbed for potential NFL talent, Travis Clayton has show…
Grant Constable
28 Apr 2024, 8:30
Why the Wallabies won't be following the Springboks' rush defence under Schmidt
While an attack under Schmidt will be more intricate than seen in previous Wallabies teams the team’s defence and breakdown work…
Analysis
John Ferguson
27 Apr 2024, 23:33
Test sabbatical over as Owen Farrell will take on France in June
The 32-year-old announced a Test rugby sabbatical away from England duty following the completion of last year’s Rugby World Cup…
Liam Heagney
26 Apr 2024, 7:03
Waisea Nayacalevu: 'Fiji can win the Rugby World Cup'
The Sale-bound Fijian captain recounts his cherished village upbringing and searing rise to international history-maker.
FEATURE
Jamie Lyall
26 Apr 2024, 3:33
Brothers to take on SVNS world as New Zealand squads named for Singapore
Cody Vai will look to help the All Blacks Sevens win more silverware alongside his brother Kitona.
Finn Morton
26 Apr 2024, 0:36
NRL star Joey Manu insists All Blacks ‘not the main focus’ in rugby switch
Joey Manu insists an All Blacks cap remains a distant goal, even if his impending switch to the 15-man game has experts excited.
AAP
25 Apr 2024, 23:43
The simple way to prove Boks also hold the 'unofficial world title'
There is precedent for lineal championships. The Ranfurly Shield in New Zealand domestic rugby has garnered enough interest to cre…
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
25 Apr 2024, 11:06
The day Sonny Bill Williams lost respect for All Blacks teammate
Playing in two World Cup-winning All Blacks sides would teach a player a lot about who his teammates are, but Sonny Bill Williams …
Josh Raisey
24 Apr 2024, 4:37
The Wallabies team Joe Schmidt must pick to win back Bledisloe Cup
Here’s a look at the Wallabies team that Joe Schmidt must pick by the time the two September Bledisloe Cup tests roll around.
Opinion
Finn Morton
24 Apr 2024, 2:46
Scott Robertson's strongest possible All Black side
Weighing up form versus experience, and returning players from overseas, how would Scott Robertson's strongest All Black side look…
Opinion
Ben Smith
23 Apr 2024, 22:11
Argentina name squad for ‘very demanding’ U20 Rugby Championship
Argentine Rugby has named a talented 31-man squad for the inaugural U20s Rugby Championship.
Finn Morton
23 Apr 2024, 19:52
Junior Wallabies confirm preliminary squad for U20s Rugby Championship
Coach Nathan Grey has confirmed an exciting 35-man preliminary Junior Wallabies squad for the inaugural U20s Rugby Championship on…
Finn Morton
23 Apr 2024, 19:21
Boks handed fresh concern as Kitshoff suffers season-ending injury
South Africa loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff has played his last game for Ulster, after the United Rugby Championship club confirme…
Josh Raisey
23 Apr 2024, 12:40
'A surreal and strange feeling': Fraser Brown announces retirement
Fraser Brown declared himself “hugely proud” of his Scotland career as he announced his retirement from professional rugby.
PA
23 Apr 2024, 12:14
Wales Rugby League statement: Richard Hibbard appointed as new CEO
The retired 40-year-old, who toured Australia with the 2013 British and Irish Lions, enjoyed a stellar 19-year career as a union p…
Liam Heagney
23 Apr 2024, 6:51
'Part of me will always wonder what could have been': Ellis Jenkins
Former Wales captain Ellis Jenkins has said that he "will always wonder what could have been" if he had not suffered his career-th…
Josh Raisey
23 Apr 2024, 4:51
Who will be Robertson's choice as All Blacks captain?
New Zealand's new coach may have to take a leap of faith given there is 'no perfect choice' available to him.
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
22 Apr 2024, 12:52
Caleb Muntz takes positive step in recovery from RWC-ending injury
Caleb Muntz, who helped the Flying Fijians record an historic first win over England but then seriously damaged his knee on the ev…
Chris Jones
22 Apr 2024, 12:33
The one question everyone is asking as 'scared' Wales confirm schedule
Wales' Autumn Nations Series schedule announcement has been met with one response- where is Georgia?
Josh Raisey
22 Apr 2024, 10:51
Ireland get major Autumn scheduling shake-up
In a change to the norm, Ireland are set to play two Test fixtures in this year's Autumn Nations Series on a Friday night under li…
Ian Cameron
22 Apr 2024, 8:31
Wales confirm autumn series with Springboks and 2 World Cup rematches
Wales will take on world champions South Africa in Cardiff in November as part of their three-match Autumn Nations Series.
Josh Raisey
22 Apr 2024, 8:23
The AI advantage: How the next two Rugby World Cups will be won
An AI model trained on enough games of professional rugby will find every weakness or vulnerability in every single player on the …
Opinion
Ben Smith
21 Apr 2024, 21:28
Nemani Nadolo: 'Now I cut grass, do gardens, cut hedges for a living'
It was at the Hong Kong 10s the other week when RugbyPass caught up with the 36-year-old who had pitched up in the Far East to rol…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
21 Apr 2024, 3:02
Jordie Barrett: Leinster move to become 'a better All Black'
The Hurricanes will be without one of their biggest stars in 2025 thanks to a new deal between Jordie Barrett and European heavywe…
Ned Lester
20 Apr 2024, 1:05
All Blacks sabbaticals ‘damage Super Rugby Pacific when it is fighting for survival’
Allowing stars to play elsewhere robs the competition of its biggest names and makes a mockery of NZR’s eligibility policy.
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
19 Apr 2024, 4:48
Sam Whitelock reveals why he doesn't want to keep that incredible record
The most capped All Black of all time recently told Johnnie Beattie that he still finds it hard to believe when people refer to th…
Exclusive
Grant Constable
19 Apr 2024, 4:34
Junior Springboks name 31-man group for inaugural U20 Rugby Championship
South Africa Rugby have named an exciting 31-man touring group as the Junior Springboks chase a slice of history at the first-ever…
Finn Morton
17 Apr 2024, 21:57
Ex-British & Irish Lion completes Wallabies’ full-time coaching group
Former British and Irish Lions lock Geoff Parling is the final piece of Joe Schmidt’s full-time coaching puzzle with the Wallabi…
Finn Morton
17 Apr 2024, 19:49
The 'outstanding' Warren Gatland tribute to the retiring Ken Owens
The 37-year-old, who was his country’s most capped hooker, also worked with Gatland on two British and Irish Lions tours but he …
Liam Heagney
17 Apr 2024, 12:37
Former Premiership winner Will Chudley to retire at end of season
Coventry scrum-half Will Chudley has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.
Josh Raisey
17 Apr 2024, 11:03
France and All Blacks in tug of war over latest star from New Caledonia
Patrick Tuifua is being courted by France's Top 14 giants but is also eligible for New Zealand.
FEATURE
Gavin Mortimer
17 Apr 2024, 9:30
Portugal appoint ex-All Black Simon Mannix as new coach
Former All Black and current Biarritz director of rugby Simon Mannix will take the reins of the Portugal men’s team for the next…
Francisco Isaac
17 Apr 2024, 6:30
Ken Owens announces immediate retirement
Scarlets, Wales, and British & Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens has announced his retirement from professional rugby due to injury.
Josh Raisey
17 Apr 2024, 6:24
100 days to go: Rugby sevens set for ‘coming of age’ at Paris Olympics
The dawn of an exciting new era for rugby sevens is rapidly approaching with the countdown to the Paris Olympics reaching an impor…
Finn Morton
16 Apr 2024, 21:30
'It has left a sour taste': Lima Sopoaga hits out at changes in Samoa
Samoan officials told Mapusua earlier this year that he wouldn’t be kept on and the position has since been given to Mahonri Sch…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
16 Apr 2024, 13:50
Laumape the latest ex-All Black to commit to Tonga
Assistant coach Nili Latu has revealed that former All Blacks star Ngani Laumape has made himself available to Tonga ahead of the …
Interview
Jon Newcombe
16 Apr 2024, 10:44
Mick Byrne named new Fiji head coach
Fiji have named Mick Byrne as their new head coach, ending a lengthy selection process to find Simon Raiwalui's successor.
Josh Raisey
16 Apr 2024, 4:16
Leinster sign All Black Jordie Barrett
Leinster have announced the signing All Blacks centre Jordi Barrett, who will join from the Hurricanes on a one-year sabbatical. …
Josh Raisey
15 Apr 2024, 13:06
Dan Sheehan promises 'best is yet to come' after signing IRFU contract
Hooker Dan Sheehan has signed a new two-year contract with Ireland and Leinster.
PA
15 Apr 2024, 7:35
Georgia flyhalf duo courted by French clubs
Georgia stalwarts Luka Matkava and Tedo Abzhandadze are in the process of negotiating the next step os their careers next step, wi…
Exclusive
Francisco Isaac
15 Apr 2024, 4:50
Patrick Pellegrini: 'All these fans going nuts is a great memory'
Just a few weeks earlier, he was hidden away, performing in a Premiership Rugby Cup campaign. Then came the emergency call from Fr…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
14 Apr 2024, 3:52
Will Skelton: 'I didn’t want the gig'
Australia’s reluctant Rugby World Cup 2023 captain gives his take on the Wallabies’ disastrous campaign in the first episode o…
Exclusive
Jon Newcombe
12 Apr 2024, 4:05
Former All Blacks assistant Mick Byrne expected to coach Fiji – report
Mick Byrne is set to leave the improving Super Rugby Pacific outfit at the end of the season to take up the top job with the natio…
Finn Morton
11 Apr 2024, 23:36
Wallaby Josh Kemeny explains decision to sign with Northampton Saints
Melbourne Rebels back-rower Josh Kemeny says his move overseas isn't about turning his back on the Wallabies but about making him …
AAP
11 Apr 2024, 21:18
Raw talent McKenzie primed to become next All Blacks No.10
Damian McKenzie is in pole position to become the All Blacks' new playmaker if he can polish up his game-management and decision-m…
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
11 Apr 2024, 11:47
Ellis Genge criticises class divide, talent ID system in English rugby
He also queried rugby’s talent identification, taking issue that it could miss out on a player such as Alex Dombrandt who only s…
Liam Heagney
11 Apr 2024, 8:43
Top flight rugby returns to Bilbao
Bilbao is set to host an international rugby match at San Mamés on 22 June where France will compete against a World XV team at 4…
Ian Cameron
11 Apr 2024, 6:54
Why Ireland has two unofficial world titles and South Africa has none
The Nations Championship will bolster the in-between years of a Rugby World Cup, but there has been an irregular, unofficial world…
Opinion
Ben Smith
10 Apr 2024, 17:56
OTD: Israel Folau finds himself in hot water again
Rugby Australia and New South Wales Waratahs terminated Israel Folau’s contract over discriminatory social media posts on this d…
PA
10 Apr 2024, 10:33
‘Like watching Brad Pitt’: Why Michael Hooper will 'benefit’ Aussie 7s
Former Wallaby Cameron Shepherd believes Michael Hooper can be a “big benefit” to the Australian sevens side after debuting on…
Finn Morton
09 Apr 2024, 23:27
What young Brumbies loosie needs to become an '80-Test Wallaby’
Brumbies loose forward Charlie Cale has been highlighted as a potential Wallabies bolter after a series of stunning performances i…
Finn Morton
09 Apr 2024, 22:09
'If I'm going to give union a crack': NRL star Angus Chrichton's rugby ultimatum
Angus Crichton has revealed it is almost a case of now or never for him to make a code switch, with the Sydney Roosters star admit…
AAP
09 Apr 2024, 21:39
The World Club Cup can't come soon enough
My only slight dismay at news that a World Club Cup might happen, is having to wait until 2028 to see it.
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
09 Apr 2024, 17:43
England double down on overseas policy amid player exodus to France
RFU chief Bill Sweeney has said that England have not changed their stance on selecting overseas players, asserting that picking p…
Josh Raisey
09 Apr 2024, 13:00
World Rugby reveal plans to improve tech for identifying concussion
Instrumented mouth guards that light up to indicate a possible concussion could become a feature of the community game, according …
PA
09 Apr 2024, 12:28
'We will have a discussion about what happens next for Fiji': Gilpin
World Rugby chief executive Alan Gilpin has revealed the question of Fiji’s place on the organisation's council will be discusse…
Chris Jones
09 Apr 2024, 9:11
Netherlands U20 international Joey Buskens dies aged 20
Netherlands U20 and Albi fullback Joey Buskens has died at the age of 20.
Josh Raisey
09 Apr 2024, 6:16
England statement: Andrew Strawbridge lands full-time role
England have announced that Andrew Strawbridge will join Steve Borthwick's staff on a full-time basis following his consultancy ro…
Josh Raisey
09 Apr 2024, 4:09
Why Aussie broadcaster ‘felt’ for Michael Hooper on SVNS debut in Hong Kong
Well-known SVNS commentator Sean Maloney has compared his struggles during a recent half-marathon to Michael Hooper’s debut at t…
Finn Morton
09 Apr 2024, 0:14
All Blacks manager confident 'the next Sam Whitelock' will emerge shortly
Sam Whitelock's grit and grind attitude coupled with his unrivalled expertise has been fuelling the All Blacks' engine room for we…
Ned Lester
08 Apr 2024, 18:44
New Zealand embraces on-field reforms amid angst over balance sheet
Proposals designed to speed up the game will benefit the All Blacks but a bleak financial position is causing concern.
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
08 Apr 2024, 17:52
Inaugural World Club Cup on course for 2028 launch
Rugby union’s inaugural World Club Cup is on course to launch in 2028 as talks over the new competition reach an advanced stage.
PA
08 Apr 2024, 17:31
New Bill Beaumont role: 'I was flattered to be approached about it'
Sir Bill Beaumont admitted he “did not give it a second thought” when he was approached to fill the latest role in his long an…
PA
08 Apr 2024, 8:45
TNT and Discovery win rights to Autumn Nations Series in UK and Ireland
The 2024 Autumn Nations Series will be broadcast exclusively on TNT Sports and discovery+ for UK and Ireland audiences, it has bee…
Ian Cameron
08 Apr 2024, 5:27
'Aaron Smith changed the theory of the way the halfback should modernize the game'
Sir Wayne Smith even went as far as to say the halfback was the best player in the world as recently as two years ago.
Ned Lester
08 Apr 2024, 1:51
‘Felt like I could compete’: Michael Hooper reflects on SVNS Series debut
Former Wallabies captain Michael Hooper “felt like I could compete” on the SVNS Series after making his debut in Hong Kong Chi…
Interview
Finn Morton
08 Apr 2024, 1:27
Hong Kong Sevens: France should be Olympic favourites, Hooper has long way to go
New Zealand have claimed a famous double at the Hong Kong Sevens with both the women’s and men’s teams winning their respectiv…
Opinion
Finn Morton
08 Apr 2024, 0:55
Cody Vai says ‘this is not it’ for All Blacks Sevens after Hong Kong triumph
All Blacks Sevens ace Cody Vai has vowed that “this is not it” for the New Zealanders this season after they claimed a drought…
Interview
Finn Morton
07 Apr 2024, 8:41
New Zealand go back-to-back with another historic double in Hong Kong
For the second time in as many years, New Zealand has claimed a famous double at the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens.
Interview
Finn Morton
07 Apr 2024, 8:16
Flying Fijians 'are running out of time'
Senirusi Seruvakula , the Flying Fijians’ acting head coach, has warned the delay of the naming of the new head coach is hamperi…
Chris Jones
07 Apr 2024, 7:02
‘Never been a bigger year’: Why rugby sevens is set to reach new heights
World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin believes this is the biggest year in the already-decorated history of sevens.
Finn Morton
07 Apr 2024, 3:41
New Zealand move closer to Hong Kong double with wins over Australia
Both the New Zealand women’s and men’s teams have taken another step towards defending their Hong Kong Sevens crowns.
Interview
Finn Morton
07 Apr 2024, 3:04
Ex-Wallaby Michael Hooper reaches Hong Kong semi-finals on SVNS debut
Michael Hooper's debut sevens tournament continues to prove a success with the Olympics-hunting Wallabies great enjoying cameo rol…
AAP
06 Apr 2024, 22:09
Tone Ng Shiu the hero as All Blacks Sevens set up semi-final with Australia
The New Zealand men’s team are one win away from a place in the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Cup final but arch-rival Australia …
Interview
Finn Morton
06 Apr 2024, 10:03
Louis Rees-Zammit's NFL switch is a net positive for rugby
Which is why the hand-wringing and pearl-clutching over Louis Rees-Zammit’s move to the National Football League has struck a ne…
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
06 Apr 2024, 4:13
Argentina ‘praying’ for injured SVNS star Marcos Moneta, miss quarter-finals
SVNS Series leaders Argentina have failed to make the Hong Kong Sevens Cup quarter-finals after superstar Marcos Moneta picked up …
Interview
Finn Morton
06 Apr 2024, 2:21
All Blacks Sevens’ Tone Ng Shiu completes ‘hell of a journey’ back from injury
It’s been a long road back to the SVNS Series for Tone Ng Shiu.
Interview
Finn Morton
06 Apr 2024, 1:18
Why Scott Robertson won't be sweating over All Blacks injuries
Super Rugby Pacific is without some big names as we find ourselves at the season's midway point, and that's on top of the post-Wor…
Ned Lester
06 Apr 2024, 0:40
‘If that is what happens…’: What makes Samoa’s pool exit so ‘disappointing’
Samoa appear all but certain to battle it out at SVNS Madrid for a core status place in next season’s Series.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2024, 23:21
SVNS leaders Australia overcome ‘shaky start’ to finish day one unbeaten
Australia overcame more red card drama and a “shaky start against Fiji” to finish with an unbeaten 2-0 record on the opening d…
Interview
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2024, 9:01
Why ex-Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is wearing No.77 in SVNS
Michael Hooper ran out onto the sacred turf at Hong Kong Stadium while wearing the No. 77.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2024, 8:17
‘Was pretty nervy: What Michael Hooper thought of SVNS debut against Fiji
Former Wallabies captain Michael Hooper can now add SVNS Series debutant to his incredible rugby resume.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2024, 7:50
All Blacks Sevens thrash SVNS Series leaders Argentina in Hong Kong
New Zealand have sent a scarily impressive statement to the rest of the men’s SVNS Series sides by thrashing circuit heavyweight…
Interview
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2024, 6:35
Tom Maiava’s incredible journey from Sydney F45 coach to Hong Kong Sevens
Samoa’s Tom Maiava dropped his head as Spain kicked the ball into touch on Friday morning.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2024, 2:08
All Blacks Sevens leave it late as they start Hong Kong Sevens with win
New Zealand needed a hero in their opening match at the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens and it was youngster Tepaea Cook-Savage who s…
Interview
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2024, 2:01
Six-man Blitzboks survive Irish scare to claim statement win in Hong Kong
Ireland scored three unanswered tries but time wasn’t on their side as the Blitzboks held on for a tense 22-17 win.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2024, 0:46
Springboks great Bryan Habana backs Michael Hooper to succeed in SVNS
Michael Hooper is ready to launch the late-career switch to sevens from the international 15-a-side game.
AAP
04 Apr 2024, 21:48
Joe Schmidt must make political sacrifices to ensure Wallaby success
The new Australia boss may be forced to omit a slew of Waratahs from his first squad.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
04 Apr 2024, 10:59
Scotland star makes injury comeback for last-16 clash with Harlequins
Sione Tuipulotu will return from injury to make his first Glasgow appearance since January in Friday night’s Investec Champions …
PA
04 Apr 2024, 10:00
‘One of the best’: Sonny Bill Williams’ praise for ex-All Black Sam Whitelock
Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams has described former teammate Sam Whitelock as “one (of) the best” players…
Finn Morton
03 Apr 2024, 20:08
The Wallabies are now immeasurably better
Mike Cron will be more than just an assistant to Joe Schmidt and a technical resource for the Wallabies' players.
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
03 Apr 2024, 19:34
The understated flanker who could be just what Joe Schmidt is looking for
Liam Wright hasn’t pulled on the gold jersey since 2020, but with a new coach who looks for work effort and smarts around the fi…
Analysis
John Ferguson
03 Apr 2024, 18:13
Kolisi faces up to losing Bok captaincy ahead of return from surgery
Siya Kolisi has admitted that he knew his captaincy of South Africa was in jeopardy when he agreed to join Racing 92 in France.
Josh Raisey
03 Apr 2024, 12:43
'You can't coach 6 ft 5 and 19 st': Jenkins on heir to 'GOAT' Faletau
Cardiff flanker Ellis Jenkins has tipped his teammate, 20-year-old Mackenzie Martin, to be one of the leading contenders to take t…
Josh Raisey
03 Apr 2024, 9:40
Why the All Blacks Sevens are ‘confident’ before historic leg in Hong Kong
SVNS Series veteran Dylan Collier is back from an injury layoff and ready to lead the All Blacks Sevens into battle.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Apr 2024, 6:12
What Aussie 7s ace expects from debutant Michael Hooper at Hong Kong Sevens
Michael Hooper’s Australian teammates don’t want the SVNS convert to reinvent the wheel in Hong Kong.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Apr 2024, 4:53
Sir Steve Hansen: Sam Whitelock's legacy passes into rugby 'folklore'
Former All Blacks coach Sir Steve Hansen has heaped praise on retiring All Blacks legend Sam Whitelock, making a point of putting …
Ned Lester
03 Apr 2024, 0:26
The missed tackle Sam Whitelock labelled one of his 'favourite moments'
Sam Whitelock announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the conclusion of the current Top 14 season after 17 years of profession…
Ned Lester
02 Apr 2024, 21:35
Mike Cron on why he joined the Wallabies and the 'big gap'
After several months of pursuit from Joe Schmidt, scrum guru Mike Cron was convinced to lend a helping hand to the Wallabies after…
Ben Smith
02 Apr 2024, 18:57
'Not the international arena': Why Beauden Barrett is All Blacks' saviour
The All Blacks first five-eighth stocks have been depleted following uncertainty around Stephen Perofeta of the Blues and Damian M…
Ben Smith
02 Apr 2024, 15:59
Sam Whitelock ends All Blacks return talk by announcing retirement
Double World Cup winner and the All Blacks' most capped player Sam Whitelock has put an end to any speculation linking him with a …
Josh Raisey
02 Apr 2024, 7:15
Schmidt lures former All Black coaching guru to Wallabies staff
Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt has appointed vastly experienced Kiwi Mike Cron as his latest assistant.
AAP
01 Apr 2024, 18:07
The awkward question Louis Rees-Zammit's NFL switch poses
Louis Rees-Zammit's transition from rugby union to the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs - if successful - could have a significant …
Opinion
Ian Cameron
01 Apr 2024, 8:45
What next for Louis Rees-Zammit as NFL hopeful lands Kansas City Chiefs deal?
The former Wales wing has signed a three-year contract with the NFL champions.
PA
31 Mar 2024, 5:08
Manu Samoa appoint Mahonri Schwalger as their new head coach
The 45-year-old replaces Seilala Mapusua who has paid the price for what the Samoan Rugby Union feel was a disappointing Rugby Wor…
Jon Newcombe
31 Mar 2024, 4:32
Portugal legend ponders Test return... but there's a catch
Portugal is in the final stages of signing a new head coach, and the choice might be decisive for the possible return of one of th…
Francisco Isaac
30 Mar 2024, 7:04
Misguided pile-ons do more harm than good to women's rugby
In my job, social media is a necessary evil, but the cesspit that is X, formally Twitter, managed to outdo itself this week after …
Opinion
Neil Fissler
29 Mar 2024, 11:42
Louis Rees-Zammit's Chiefs deal: More details emerge
More details are emerging about Louis Rees-Zammit's deal with Super Bowl winning NFL franchise, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ian Cameron
29 Mar 2024, 9:08
Wales handed injury blow ahead of Springboks and Wallabies Tests
Wales centre Joe Roberts will be out of action until next season after undergoing an operation on a knee injury.
Josh Raisey
28 Mar 2024, 11:53
Rugby 24 statement: 'We regret to inform you...'
The troubled journey towards the launch of Rugby 24 - the much-anticipated rugby video game - has encountered another setback.
Ian Cameron
28 Mar 2024, 7:27
Ardie Savea: 'It still stings not being able to win the World Cup'
We were ostensible online to chat about the World Rugby player of the year’s new Japanese adventure, a stint at the high-flying …
Interview
Liam Heagney
28 Mar 2024, 7:04
Louis Rees-Zammit set to sign for Super Bowl champs Kansas City Chiefs
Louis Rees-Zammit is set to take a major stride towards fulfilling his dream of playing in the NFL by signing for Super Bowl champ…
Josh Raisey
28 Mar 2024, 5:21
Fijian legend Niko Matawalu signs for Caerphilly
Welsh National League side Caerphilly have announced the signing of Fijian legend Niko Matawalu as backs/attack coach for the 2024…
Jon Newcombe
28 Mar 2024, 3:22
‘Gonna find out’: Michael Hooper’s candid take on upcoming SVNS debut
Michael Hooper isn’t too sure what to expect from himself at the upcoming SVNS Series leg in Hong Kong but the former Wallabies …
Finn Morton
28 Mar 2024, 1:29
Wallabies power rankings: The Aussies in the mix to play under Joe Schmidt
For the players striving to pull on the Wallaby gold in 2024, they must impress the third Wallaby Coach in as many years.
Opinion
John Ferguson
27 Mar 2024, 18:42
Ex-Wallabies captain Michael Hooper named to debut on SVNS Series
Michael Hooper will debut on the SVNS Series at the prestigious event in Hong Kong next month after being named in Australia’s 1…
Finn Morton
27 Mar 2024, 18:23
'Crikey': Son of league legend Martin Offiah picked by England U18s
Age-grade coach Jonathan Pendlebury has included the London and South Central academy winger in the 26-strong squad for the eight-…
Liam Heagney
27 Mar 2024, 11:27
Rugby Australia statement: Max Jorgensen signs new Waratahs deal
It also ensures his availability for the Wallabies whose upcoming schedule includes the eagerly awaited 2025 tour of Australia by …
Liam Heagney
27 Mar 2024, 4:24
Louis Rees-Zammit signs for Roc Nation ahead of his Kansas visit
The former Wales winger has linked up with the management giants after visiting the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and Denver Bro…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
26 Mar 2024, 13:02
Jacques Nienaber explains a Springboks 'innovation' he won't forget
Jones, who joined the Boks as defence consultant in 2019, was working as attack coach when he and Nienaber went their separate way…
Liam Heagney
26 Mar 2024, 5:49
Referee Mathieu Raynal announces his retirement aged 42
Mathieu Raynal has announced that he will retire from refereeing at the end of the season at the age of 42. 
Josh Raisey
26 Mar 2024, 5:25
Max Jorgensen to make NRL decision as early as ‘this week’ – report
NRL powerhouse the Sydney Roosters may secure the services of another Australian rugby union star.
Finn Morton
25 Mar 2024, 20:34
Ireland's old guard nearing end... but key trio still needed
Succession planning is at an advanced stage but certain players will be needed for a while longer yet.
FEATURE
Pat McCarry
25 Mar 2024, 15:29
Peter de Villiers booted out of politics over sexual misconduct complaint
A South African political party has officially expelled former Springbok head coach Peter de Villiers from its ranks, citing alleg…
Ian Cameron
25 Mar 2024, 14:13
Warburton explains why pro game must be prioritised over grassroots
Former Wales captain Sam Warburton has elaborated on his stance on how the Welsh Rugby Union should spend their resources.
Josh Raisey
25 Mar 2024, 12:18
Super Bowl champs eye NFL hopeful Louis Rees-Zammit
Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, have emerged as potential contenders in the race to sign up former Wales superstar L…
Neil Fissler
25 Mar 2024, 10:58
'You lied. You're a ***king liar' - Rassie Erasmus' x-rated Bok rant
The first episode of the much-awaited rugby documentary series "Chasing the Sun 2" aired on Sunday, offering fans a riveting look …
Ian Cameron
25 Mar 2024, 10:32
Clayton McMillan: What 'the question really is' amid Whitelock rumours
Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan has shared some thoughts on the potential return to New Zealand shores of All Blacks legend Sam Whit…
Ned Lester
24 Mar 2024, 20:19
As Lagisquet exits Portugal a 2-man shortlist emerges
Esteban Meneses and Simon Mannix are in the race for Portugal’s head coach vacancy, with the decision to be made in the upcoming…
Exclusive
Francisco Isaac
24 Mar 2024, 13:51
Next season's 'England abroad XV' will be worryingly good
This match day squad made up of England talent playing abroad - as of next season - showcases the significant talent drain from th…
Ian Cameron
24 Mar 2024, 12:10
Gareth Baber answers SOS: 'I just want Fiji to be successful'
Gareth Baber knows all about handling the massive expectations of a nation after masterminding the Fiji men’s defence of their O…
Chris Jones
23 Mar 2024, 7:40
Former All Black says 'England can be really confident' heading into July series
With the Six Nations all wrapped up, attention now shifts to the next slate of men's international Tests, which for England and th…
Ned Lester
23 Mar 2024, 0:04
Rees-Zammit's vist 2 teams as his NFL journey heats up
Louis Rees-Zammit is taking another giant step towards a career in the NFL as he begins a series of team visits after dazzling on …
Neil Fissler
22 Mar 2024, 13:16
Scotland name chief new new medical officer to replace Dr James Robson
Scotland have confirmed that Dr Douglas Hammond has become their new chief medical officer following the retirement of Dr James Ro…
Josh Raisey
22 Mar 2024, 11:48
Wales' four-word response to challenge from Georgia
Wales have swiftly responded to the public challenge made by Georgia for a match later this year.
Josh Raisey
22 Mar 2024, 9:58
'I see them being Ireland’s biggest competitor in the next couple of years'
Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer has pinpointed England as Ireland's main competitors going forward, following a closely co…
Ian Cameron
22 Mar 2024, 6:43
Georgia publicly challenge Wales to match after wooden spoon
Just days after winning the Rugby Europe Championship in Paris, Georgia have challenged Wales to a match in Tbilisi this autumn.
Josh Raisey
22 Mar 2024, 6:40
Two star-studded Japan League One matches live on RugbyPass TV
Round 11 of the Japan Rugby League One kicks off on Friday night in Tokyo with a replay of the last Grand Final, while on Saturday…
Grant Constable
22 Mar 2024, 4:39
Ex-All Blacks coach sees no ‘downside’ in Sam Whitelock’s possible return
Former New Zealand coach Laurie Mains “can’t see a downside” in Sam Whitelock potentially returning to the All Blacks.
Finn Morton
21 Mar 2024, 20:57
Gatland faces tricky questions after Wales' Six Nations trauma
The longstanding Welsh coach may see light at the end of the tunnel but the worry is it might be an onrushing train.
FEATURE
Mark Orders
21 Mar 2024, 17:54
So-called 'world's best' Ireland set for Springbok reality check
The kegs of Guinness have been emptied and the confetti has all been swept away. Now that Ireland have secured a second consecutiv…
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
21 Mar 2024, 12:56
Jake White: Are modern rugby players actually better?
The Six Nations has given me bit of head space to reflect about rugby and its direction of travel. It’s funny, I remember Frik d…
Opinion
Jake White
21 Mar 2024, 7:53
Louis Rees-Zammit 'disappointed' with 40-yard-dash time
Louis Rees-Zammit has expressed disappointment after his 40-yard-dash time at the NFL Pro Day - the latest step in his journey thr…
Ian Cameron
21 Mar 2024, 6:11
Sam Whitelock approached about possible return to All Blacks – report
Sam Whitelock could make a stunning return to international rugby with All Blacks coach Scott Robertson reportedly approaching the…
Finn Morton
20 Mar 2024, 20:25
The five 'lost' Wallabies who could find their best positions under Joe Schmidt
The Wallabies have a new head coach in Joe Schmidt, and in his own words this is “a clean slate” for players, giving them the …
Opinion
John Ferguson
20 Mar 2024, 17:31
Louis Rees-Zammit receives offers from 3 NFL franchises
The 23-year-old Rees-Zammit is on a 10-week crash course to prepare to play American football as part of the 2024 International Pl…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
20 Mar 2024, 15:47
Galthie opens old wound with rebuke of RWC referee and one Springbok
Five months after France crashed out of their own World Cup at the hands of eventual winners South Africa, Fabien Galthie has revi…
Josh Raisey
20 Mar 2024, 13:54
Why NZ rugby is primed for renewed battle with league
With rugby league growing in popularity and power, union bosses are fighting another war with a rival code.
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
20 Mar 2024, 10:40
Owens gives nuanced take on 20-minute red as World Rugby explore trial
Nigel Owens fears the introduction of a 20-minute red card which is being considered by World Rugby could result in players not ch…
Josh Raisey
20 Mar 2024, 8:47
An U23 All Blacks XV: Monster tight five, lacking midfield
With a generation of talent coming through with no world-beating experience, is there cause for further concern over the All Black…
Opinion
Ned Lester
19 Mar 2024, 18:55
Scotland to host world champions in one of four autumn Tests
Scotland will face world champions South Africa in November at Scottish Gas Murrayfield in the first meeting between the two sides…
Josh Raisey
19 Mar 2024, 10:04
World Rugby plan to amend controversial 'Dupont Law'
World Rugby have revealed a list of law amendments and trials that will be considered by the World Rugby Council at its May 9 meet…
Josh Raisey
19 Mar 2024, 8:41
Joe Schmidt talks 'fickle' nature of talent, unlocking Australia's potential
It's how you bake the cake, according to Joe Schmidt, who has offered a different spin on how he plans to revive the Wallabies' fl…
AAP
18 Mar 2024, 17:32
Joe Schmidt hints at how success will dictate the length of his Wallaby tenure
Schmidt signed on as the replacement for Eddie Jones for only two years as he juggles family commitments including the care of his…
AAP
18 Mar 2024, 17:06
Lions could face a 'Reds-heavy' Wallaby team with young talent thriving
The Lions will play three Tests against the Wallabies as well as five games against Australia's Super Rugby Pacific outfits in Jun…
AAP
18 Mar 2024, 16:34
European giants table offer for Wallaby Taniela Tupou - report
Australia and Melbourne Rebels tighthead prop Taniel Tupou has received an offer from four-time European champions Leinster to joi…
Josh Raisey
18 Mar 2024, 8:17
Borthwick plotting New Zealand’s downfall this week with scouting mission
Steve Borthwick will begin plotting New Zealand’s downfall this week as he looks to build on England’s encouraging end to the …
PA
17 Mar 2024, 23:08
Andy Farrell: 'South Africa are 100 per cent the best'
Ireland now turn their attention to a two-match summer tour after winning the Six Nations.
PA
17 Mar 2024, 16:18
Erasmus addresses latest Hacjivah Dayimani selection snub
Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus explains Hacjivah Dayimani’s omission from the recent alignment camp in Cape Town.
Warren Fortune
17 Mar 2024, 6:51
'Challenge they need': Springboks next target for Six Nations champions Ireland
The Springboks have been described as the "challenge Ireland need" after they claimed the 16th Six Nations title in their history …
Ben Smith
16 Mar 2024, 22:30
SA Rugby raid Stormers for ex Super Rugby coach Wessels
Former Western Force and Melbourne Rebels head coach Dave Wessels has been appointed to a new role of General Manager for High Per…
Ian Cameron
16 Mar 2024, 10:38
Ireland can prove 'best team in world' tag this summer
As Ireland stands on the brink of Six Nations glory - with only one game against Scotland in Dublin this weekend standing in their…
Ian Cameron
15 Mar 2024, 11:00
Joe Schmidt brings Laurie Fisher back into Wallabies camp as assistant
Wallabies' coach Joe Schmidt has made the first key appointment in his support team by offering another chance to Laurie Fisher.
AAP
14 Mar 2024, 18:01
We need to talk about the 6-2 split
It revolves around the use of six forwards and two backs on the bench, a tactic employed by both the Scots and Irish as they were …
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
14 Mar 2024, 13:56
Stephen Varney: 'I would wake up in the morning and feel physically sick'
Italy's scrum-half on how he has overcome mental health issues to play a key role in the Azzurri revival
FEATURE
Alasdair Mackenzie
14 Mar 2024, 10:32
Two-time RWC winner Ma’a Nonu names All Blacks who would thrive in SVNS
Ma’a Nonu was quick to name a few current All Blacks who could hypothetically make a successful switch to the SVNS Series.
Interview
Finn Morton
14 Mar 2024, 0:00
The identity struggle the Springboks will have with Tony Brown
Do the South Africans need help from Kiwis on how to play attacking rugby? Perhaps the appointment says so. Brown is one of the mo…
Opinion
Ben Smith
13 Mar 2024, 21:21
The message North gave to his Wales teammates ahead of his final match
Wales star George North fought back tears as he reflected on an international career that saw him “live a dream”.
PA
13 Mar 2024, 11:01
Ex England centre Jonathan Joseph to team up with Zach Mercer again
Former England centre Jonathan Joseph is the third player to have committed to the Barbarians for their clash with Fiji in June at…
Josh Raisey
13 Mar 2024, 10:05
Elusive Teddy Thomas opens up on media, attention and fatherhood
As a guest on BastaShow, the international winger spoke openly about his family, his doubts, his mistakes, and his aspirations. A …
Exclusive
Willy Billiard
13 Mar 2024, 7:48
Eddie Jones eyes huge Japanese rankings surge with 'new style'
Japan's returning head coach Eddie Jones has said that there is "no reason" why his side cannot break into the top four of the wor…
Josh Raisey
13 Mar 2024, 6:58
2.6 million reasons why Wallabies review had to be released
Rugby Australia had no choice but to release the findings of their 2023 review, but will the lessons be heeded?
FEATURE
Brett McKay
13 Mar 2024, 5:26
Why Jordan Petaia’s NRL link is ‘a scary prospect’ for Australian rugby
Former Wallaby Cameron Shepherd has explained how losing Jordan Petaia to a rival code is “a scary prospect” for Australian ru…
Finn Morton
12 Mar 2024, 19:04
Tony Brown now open to coaching All Blacks after turning down 2019 offer
The defending World Champions' new attack coach also spoke of his long-standing admiration for the Springboks.
Ned Lester
12 Mar 2024, 18:59
Kolisi's Springboks captaincy in doubt after latest Erasmus comments
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has hinted that Siya Kolisi might lose his captaincy after opting to play abroad.
Josh Raisey
12 Mar 2024, 11:01
Rassie Erasmus adds Top 14 winner to his Springboks staff
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has added performance analyst Paddy Sullivan to his new-look coaching team.
Josh Raisey
12 Mar 2024, 6:22
Irish-born Green Bay Packers ace’s advice for NFL hopeful Louis Rees-Zammit
Green Bay Packers punter Daniel Whelan has shared some advice for Louis Rees-Zammit as the Welshman looks to make his NFL dream a …
Interview
Finn Morton
12 Mar 2024, 0:43
Fullback Love: 'He is the number 15 for the All Blacks right now'
With the try-scoring phenom Jordan unlikely to feature in the two Tests against England or the following week's clash with Fiji in…
Ned Lester
11 Mar 2024, 23:47
Fans hungry for top ranked clash snap up Springbok tickets in record time
Number one ranked South Africa will face Ireland in a Test series in July that many are calling the true decider for number one.
Grant Constable
11 Mar 2024, 7:45
Dr Rassie Erasmus? Springboks guru honoured in SA
Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus will receive an honorary doctorate from the North-West University in Potchefstroom in recognit…
Ian Cameron
09 Mar 2024, 10:11
Smart mouthguard protocols updated by World Rugby after teething problems
World Rugby has temporarily updated its protocols regarding smart mouthguards after encountering teething problems with the new te…
PA
09 Mar 2024, 8:30
Selection issues highlighted by players in review of Wallabies' 2023 fiasco
More transparency around player selections was one of 23 recommendations made to Rugby Australia following an external review into…
AAP
07 Mar 2024, 15:43
World Rugby refereeing rethink: Head coaches and talent ID roles
World Rugby has announced a new strategy aimed at transforming the landscape of high-performance match officiating worldwide.
Ian Cameron
07 Mar 2024, 10:54
Ex All Blacks assistant joins Argentina's new coaching team
Former All Blacks assistant coach Brad Mooar has joined Felipe Contemponi's new Argentina coaching team ahead of their training ca…
Josh Raisey
07 Mar 2024, 7:25
Fiji win Oceania Rugby U20 Challenger
Fiji U20s completed a clean sweep of wins at the Oceania Rugby U20 Challenger with a 31-17 victory over Samoa U20s in the competit…
Jon Newcombe
06 Mar 2024, 7:17
Lisa Cockburn: 'The World Cup suddenly became out of reach and that really floored me'
There were many high points for Scotland women’s rugby supporters during 2023...and right up there in that list was Lisa Cockbur…
Interview
Gary Heatly
06 Mar 2024, 6:45
The Rassie Erasmus verdict on first 2024 Springboks coaches meeting
The 2023 SA Rugby director of rugby has taken over as head coach following the post-Rugby World Cup exit of Jacques Nienaber to Le…
Liam Heagney
05 Mar 2024, 8:47
Who cares who wins this year's Six Nations?
With France still in post-World Cup trauma and other nations in transition, is this year's championship largely irrelevant?
FEATURE
Gavin Mortimer
05 Mar 2024, 3:39
SVNS HKG pools: All Blacks 7s out for revenge, France up against it
Looking ahead to a historic SVNS Series leg at the spiritual home of the sport, Hong Kong China, New Zealand will have their chanc…
Finn Morton
04 Mar 2024, 17:03
Exciting weekend at SVNS LAX sets the stage for ‘unique’ LA 2028 Olympics
The Los Angeles leg of the SVNS Series was held at the proposed venue for rugby sevens at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 Mar 2024, 16:09
Antoine Dupont helps France end 19-year drought with SVNS win in LA
For the first time in 19 years, France have won a Cup final on the SVNS Series.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar 2024, 23:13
‘Can beat anyone’: Ireland ‘dominated’ France but fall short of SVNS final
Ireland had a chance to send the semi-final to extra time but missed a conversion after the siren.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar 2024, 19:20
‘Wanted to go for it all’: Spain 7s fall in heartbreaking semi-final defeat
Spain were beaten by Great Britain in a thrilling Cup semi-final in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar 2024, 18:39
‘We’re cooking’: Samoa hold on to beat ‘neighbours’ New Zealand in LA
Samoa have still repaid the faith shown in them by their vibrant supporters as they hung on for a hard-fought win over New Zealand…
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar 2024, 16:32
10 England rugby players who defied convention
Manny Feyi-Waboso became the 1460th player to be capped by England when he came off the bench against Italy last month.
Neil Fissler
03 Mar 2024, 13:30
Simon Raiwalui: 'Straight in the fire, I've been around the world'
He brilliantly guided Fiji last October to their first Rugby World Cup quarter-final appearance in 16 years and is now in the earl…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
03 Mar 2024, 4:00
All-European LA semi-finals as Ireland shock Argentina, Spain make history
Four European teams will challenge for Cup final glory at SVNS Lax after some stunning upsets and hard-fought wins.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar 2024, 0:43
‘We want more’: Spain make first-ever SVNS semi-final with win over Fiji
For the first time ever, the Spanish men’s side has qualified for the Cup semi-finals at a SVNS Series event.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar 2024, 0:06
Perry Baker sends All Blacks Sevens packing before SVNS LAX quarters
The All Blacks Sevens have missed out on the Cup quarter-finals after losing to tournament hosts the USA 19-28 on Saturday.
Finn Morton
02 Mar 2024, 19:40
‘They just wanted it more’: Blitzboks miss out on Cup quarters again
South Africa will not play in the men’s Cup quarter-finals in Los Angeles.
Interview
Finn Morton
02 Mar 2024, 19:09
‘It means everything’: USA captain Kevon Williams makes SVNS history
USA captain Kevon Williams became the latest man to join the esteemed list of players who’ve represented their country at 50 int…
Interview
Finn Morton
02 Mar 2024, 16:03
‘Just so grateful’: Andrew Knewstubb back in black after two years of injuries
Andrew Knewstubb “never had any doubt” that he’d be back in black on the SVNS Series.
Interview
Finn Morton
02 Mar 2024, 15:37
Hooker at centre of racial slur drama brands England 'plastic'
Springboks hooker Bongi Mbonambi has accused the England team as using 'plastic energy' during their Rugby World Cup semi-final en…
Ian Cameron
02 Mar 2024, 11:34
‘Reeling them back’: Aussie reacts to his first SVNS win over New Zealand
There really is something special about the rivalry between Australia and New Zealand.
Interview
Finn Morton
02 Mar 2024, 0:19
Australia-born Irish 7s star sets personal ‘record’ in win over South Africa
Australian-born Connor O’Sullivan set an individual “record” during the win over South Africa.
Interview
Finn Morton
01 Mar 2024, 23:33
Joe Gray's start-up scores big following prime-time appearance on national TV
Former rugby star turned entrepreneur Joe Gray, who now coaches London Scottish, has received a potentially life-changing investme…
Grant Constable
01 Mar 2024, 8:17
Joe Schmidt: 'Gut feel, I'd like to go with the home-based player'
Schmidt spent his first official day as Australia's coach in Melbourne where he is taking in the Super Round, with all 12 teams pl…
AAP
01 Mar 2024, 3:32
World Rugby statement: Five Shape of the Game 2024 recommendations
The latest World Rugby Shape of the Game forum in London has put forward five recommendations for 2024 – speed and flow, languag…
Liam Heagney
29 Feb 2024, 15:23
Big shoes to fill: Akuila Rokolisoa and Tim Mikkelson ruled out of SVNS LAX
Akuila Rokolisoa and Tim Mikkelson have returned home to New Zealand after suffering injuries during last weekend’s run to the C…
Finn Morton
29 Feb 2024, 13:36
Open-minded Schmidt takes hands-on approach to Australia challenge
Joe Schmidt has been doing due diligence on the Wallabies even before he officially starts in the role.
FEATURE
Brett McKay
29 Feb 2024, 10:01
Zach Mercer sets international rugby return date but it's not with England
Spurned England No.8 Zach Mercer has confirmed his international rugby comeback but it won't be for England. 
Ian Cameron
29 Feb 2024, 9:56
Elder statesman Barrett poised to retain key role in Robertson's All Blacks
The World Cup final appeared to be Beauden Barrett's last act with New Zealand, but he is set to remain an integral figure.
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
29 Feb 2024, 9:31
Why the world needs a reverse Lions tour
There’s nothing like a British & Irish Lions tour. But what if there was something else? Something that could match the prestige…
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
28 Feb 2024, 5:22
The Simon Raiwalui verdict on the reimagined Pacific Nations Cup
Canada, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and the USA will be guaranteed a minimum of three Tests and one home fixture, boosting developme…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb 2024, 4:12
Ollie Hassell-Collins claims he'd 'never' turn down Wales – report
The Leicester back debuted for England in last year’s Guinness Six Nations opener at home to Scotland and he also started the fo…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb 2024, 10:03
World Rugby conference set to address the sport's biggest talking points
Off the back of a hugely successful Rugby World Cup 2023 and in the midst of the Six Nations, amongst other domestic rugby competi…
Grant Constable
27 Feb 2024, 7:53
Is New Zealand in danger of giving trade secrets to main rivals?
The continual loss of Kiwi coaching expertise to competitors could come back to bite the All Blacks
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
27 Feb 2024, 3:05
Rivalry renewed: Who New Zealand and Australia face at SVNS LAX
New Zealand and Australia will renew their epic sporting rivalry once again when they meet at SVNS LAX.
Finn Morton
26 Feb 2024, 17:01
Argentina make history while New Zealand end SVNS drought in Vancouver
Argentina have continued to stamp their mark on the Men’s SVNS Series with their third win in four Cup finals.
Interview
Finn Morton
25 Feb 2024, 21:55
Argentina chase history in Vancouver after making another SVNS final
Argentina are through to their fourth Cup final from as many SVNS Series events this season.
Interview
Finn Morton
25 Feb 2024, 17:46
New Zealand Sevens chase Vancouver double as both teams make their final
New Zealand have taken a big step towards a SVNS Vancouver double with both team's winning their semi-finals.
Interview
Finn Morton
25 Feb 2024, 17:23
Tough Series: SVNS titans South Africa beat Australia in battle for ninth
The “margin of error” is tiny in the new-look SVNS Series, as seen in Vancouver.
Interview
Finn Morton
25 Feb 2024, 15:36
England A take Portugal to the cleaners in Leicester
England A cruised to a thumping 91-5 victory over Portugal in front of a crowd of 15,123 at Leicester’s Mattioli Woods Welford R…
PA
25 Feb 2024, 12:11
England A ratings vs Portugal | 2024 Welford Road
Steve Borthwick, the England head coach, was present and wanted to see some of the country’s best talent operate at a higher lev…
Chris Jones
25 Feb 2024, 9:50
'Steve's seen something': England A verdict on Charlie Atkinson
The 22-year-old was a Christmas Eve arrival at Kingsholm from Leicester and despite only playing one match so far with his latest …
Liam Heagney
25 Feb 2024, 6:00
'Amazing trip; I learned how to tour with a senior men’s team'
Charlie Ewels was involved in the last game that his country played at A level, the Saxons’ 2016 tour win over South Africa A in…
Liam Heagney
25 Feb 2024, 3:47
Watch: Antoine Dupont breaks Irish hearts with last-gasp winner in quarter
Antoine Dupont has booked France a spot in the SVNS Vancouver semi-finals after scoring a last-play winner against Ireland.
Finn Morton
24 Feb 2024, 23:25
‘Backs against the wall’: All Blacks Sevens move on with win over Fiji
The All Blacks Sevens are through to the SVNS Vancouver semi-finals after beating Fiji.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb 2024, 22:56
Why 'it was scary' for Antoine Dupont to play sevens again after 10 years
SVNS Series debutant Antoine Dupont has explained why "it was scary" to make the switch from 15s.
Exclusive
Finn Morton
24 Feb 2024, 22:17
Watch: Antoine Dupont blitzes Australia to score first SVNS Series try
Antoine Dupont has scored his first try on the HSBC SVNS Series against Australia in Vancouver.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb 2024, 18:20
‘We're here to win’: Sam Dickson makes history as New Zealand top SVNS pool
New Zealand’s Sam Dickson has etched his name into the history books alongside All Blacks Sevens greats.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb 2024, 16:52
The Skivington message for England A fans after eight-year absence
Not since the 2016 Saxons tour to South Africa have England fielded at A team level.
Liam Heagney
24 Feb 2024, 5:45
What England A expect from 'let me do my thing' Alfie Barbeary
The 23-year-old was initially set to miss this Sunday’s fixture versus Portugal at Mattioli Woods Welford Road through suspensio…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb 2024, 4:47
France 7s captain praises world’s ‘best player’ Antoine Dupont after debut
France captain Paulin Riva has described Antoine Dupont as “the best player in the world” after Day One at SVNS Vancouver.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb 2024, 1:04
‘A different world’: Aussie 7s not losing sleep before Antoine Dupont clash
Australia's Henry Hutchison was asked about the threat that Antoine Dupont poses ahead of the upcoming must-win pool clash.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb 2024, 0:34
All Blacks Sevens ‘struggling’ for consistency on mixed day in Vancouver
New Zealand bounced back with a bit of a statement win over Ireland at BC Place Stadium on Friday night.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb 2024, 0:04
Watch: Antoine Dupont makes highly anticipated SVNS Series debut
Much to the delight of fans at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Friday afternoon, Frenchman Antoine Dupont debuted on the SVNS Se…
Finn Morton
23 Feb 2024, 19:11
South Africa overcome rivals New Zealand in ‘intense’ Vancouver clash
South Africa have started their SVNS Vancouver campaign with a confidence-building 21-12 win over New Zealand.
Interview
Finn Morton
23 Feb 2024, 17:52
Rassie Erasmus tweets clarification about his first Springboks camp
Erasmus named a 43-strong squad last Monday to attend a two-day camp in Cape Town from March 5.
Liam Heagney
23 Feb 2024, 7:44
Five Test players named in England A team, including Charlie Ewels
England have named an A team to take Portugal this Sunday in Leicester that includes eight players – including skipper Charlie E…
Liam Heagney
23 Feb 2024, 5:36
Jessie Kriel: 'I believe it’s the only way to defend'
Double World Cup-winning centre Jesse Kriel chats to the Boks Office crew about South Africa’s defensive philosophy.
Warren Fortune
22 Feb 2024, 9:44
Old habits die hard but Farrell's Ireland must embrace favourites' tag
Ireland habitually traded on an underdog status but have 'leaned into' a new identity under Andy Farrell
FEATURE
Pat McCarry
22 Feb 2024, 9:08
South Africa to face Wales at Twickenham in first match since RWC win
South Africa and Wales are set to go head-to-head at Twickenham in June this year, marking the first game for the Springboks since…
Josh Raisey
21 Feb 2024, 5:00
Don't be fearful of life without Whitelock, Retallick or Smith
I do have reservations about the depth of some of our Super Rugby Pacific squads, but not in our ability to still find enough capa…
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
20 Feb 2024, 21:54
Mapusua faces uncertain future as Samoa start new coach search
The decision is believed to be based on results at Rugby World Cup 2023 and has been met with some surprise.
Jon Newcombe
20 Feb 2024, 3:05
Thanks but no thanks, the All Blacks do not need to copy the Boks
The Springboks have not found a foolproof recipe for World Cup success that the All Blacks need to follow under Scott Robertson.
Opinion
Ben Smith
19 Feb 2024, 22:01
Ex-All Black Sir John Kirwan ‘uncomfortable’ with Joe Schmidt joining Wallabies
Sir John Kirwan has expressed his discomfort in former New Zealand assistant coach Joe Schmidt heading across the Tasman to take u…
Finn Morton
19 Feb 2024, 20:30
How Joe Schmidt can make the Wallabies competitive again
The driven New Zealander with a passion for detail can rebuild Australia after the trauma of Eddie Jones' tenure.
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
19 Feb 2024, 6:17
Erasmus names 16 uncapped players for Springboks alignment camp
Rassie Erasmus has named 16 uncapped players in his 43-man squad that will assemble in March for a two-day 'alignment camp'.
Josh Raisey
19 Feb 2024, 5:50
Why John Eales has urged Wallabies not to rush captaincy decision
It is not important who captains the Wallabies to begin the Joe Schmidt era following the instability of Eddie Jones' brief tenure…
AAP
19 Feb 2024, 1:16
Watch: Former All Black’s sensational showing in NRL pre-season return
Former All Black Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was sensational for the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday in their NRL pre-season defeat to the …
Finn Morton
18 Feb 2024, 22:52
Scott Robertson names two most challenging positions for All Blacks to fill
Scott Roberston has highlighted lock and halfback as the two toughest holes to fill for the All Blacks as they prepare to usher in…
Finn Morton
18 Feb 2024, 22:03
Scott Robertson's view of the Springboks and whether the All Blacks have to emulate them
New All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson has offered his view on whether the All Blacks have to change and become like the Spring…
Ben Smith
18 Feb 2024, 20:32
Wallabies star Izack Rodda puts foot faults behind him
Wallabies lock Izack Rodda is optimistic his foot injury woes are finally behind him, revealing a high arch that has now been flat…
AAP
18 Feb 2024, 7:16
Vesty: 'I’m probably not a great example of it, I only got a couple'
The Northampton head coach only made two senior international appearances – versus Argentina in 2009 under Martin Johnson.
Liam Heagney
18 Feb 2024, 6:30
What England A selection could do for 'powerful athlete' Tarek Haffar
Three Saints players – front-rower Haffar, Test-capped back-rower Tom Pearson and winger Ollie Sleightholme – were named last …
Liam Heagney
18 Feb 2024, 6:00
New doc reveals scathing Eddie Jones remarks on Wallabies rugby
Comments made by former Australia head coach Eddie Jones in which he lambasts the national team for a fundamental lack of toughnes…
Ian Cameron
18 Feb 2024, 5:05
Conor O'Shea: 'What Steve did in a short sprint was incredible'
Conor O’Shea was like a circus ringmaster last Thursday, enthusiastically jumping on a Zoom call with a host of media representa…
Interview
Liam Heagney
18 Feb 2024, 4:09
'It's going to set off a chain reaction': Rees-Zammit's NFL move
Louis Rees-Zammit's well-renowned move to the NFL's International Player Pathway in January will set off a "chain reaction", accor…
Josh Raisey
17 Feb 2024, 8:00
'I'm sure he'll have a role to play': Siya Kolisi's future in politics
South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard can "easily see" his teammate Siya Kolisi moving into politics when his rugby career comes to…
Josh Raisey
17 Feb 2024, 5:22
'He's ready this year': David Wilson endorses the next great Wallaby flanker
World Cup-winning Wallabies flanker David Wilson has tipped a modern day counterpart to own the position this season after the pai…
AAP
16 Feb 2024, 15:55
SA Rugby open letter: 'The Springboks are not being sold'
SA Rugby have penned an open letter following speculation over the a highly publicised multi-millon dollar investment being made i…
Ian Cameron
16 Feb 2024, 6:03
Fiji delay naming of Raiwalui successor as French coach gets backing
The Fiji Rugby Union has confirmed there will be a delay in naming a head coach to replace Simon Raiwalui, whose time in charge en…
Chris Jones
16 Feb 2024, 4:28
Rugby Australia announce increase in pay for female athletes
Australia's premier women's rugby players will receive a guaranteed $72,458 in 2024 following a 28 per cent increase from Rugby Au…
AAP
15 Feb 2024, 19:37
Stars return as New Zealand’s squads for SVNS Vancouver and LA named
Andrew Knewstubb’s two-year journey back to the SVNS Series is finally over.
Finn Morton
15 Feb 2024, 18:12
Vesty: What England A are hoping to see from Ollie Hassell-Collins
England A assistant coach Sam Vesty is hopeful that Ollie Hassell-Collins can use the February 25 fixture versus Portugal in Leice…
Liam Heagney
15 Feb 2024, 13:41
The RFU view on England A team 'capture' of dual-eligible players
England high performance boss Conor O’Shea has insisted that the revival of the A team after an eight-year break won’t be cyni…
Liam Heagney
15 Feb 2024, 13:17
England explain why Zach Mercer didn't make their A team squad
Conor O’Shea has shed light on the thinking behind the England A squad selection announced on Thursday, a 27-strong group that i…
Liam Heagney
15 Feb 2024, 10:54
Four changes Farrell made to reset Ireland on a path to glory
Andy Farrell is a much-changed coach from the one who critics felt was facing the sack three years ago
FEATURE
Garry Doyle
15 Feb 2024, 10:01
How the Springboks blueprint can help France and the Antoine Dupont situation
Pierre Dantin, a professor specialised in high performance, decodes the Springboks' formula for glory and France's under-performa…
Willy Billiard
15 Feb 2024, 8:25
England name 27-strong squad for A team game versus Portugal
England have named a 27-strong provisional squad to take Portugal on February 25 in Leicester – including five Test-capped playe…
Liam Heagney
15 Feb 2024, 5:08
John Eales helps revive legend of All Blacks' shock loss
When you're staging a play about beating the All Blacks, you could do worse than give John Eales a call.
AAP
14 Feb 2024, 21:57
‘Changed our lives’: Sir Wayne Smith’s ‘rocky road’ to leadership greatness
Legendary coach Sir Wayne Smith has helped both the All Blacks and Black Ferns win Rugby World Cup titles on home soil, but the jo…
Finn Morton
14 Feb 2024, 20:56
Early All Blacks depth chart: Roigard leads at halfback
What does the All Blacks' depth chart currently look like? Starting with the halfback position each player is ranked based on thei…
Ben Smith
14 Feb 2024, 20:52
Who can replace the iconic All Blacks duo Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick?
Josh Lord could be the answer as New Zealand seek to replace lock legends Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock.
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
14 Feb 2024, 11:28
SA Rugby issue statement over Springboks investment deal
SA Rugby have issued a statement to provide an update on reports that the Springboks are set to receive a multi-million dollar inv…
Josh Raisey
14 Feb 2024, 7:13
The Nienaber verdict on Jerry Flannery coaching Springboks' defence
Last week’s appointment of former Ireland international and Harlequins defence coach Jerry Flannery to the Springboks set-up has…
URC SA
13 Feb 2024, 5:52
Rugby Australia considers first afternoon Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney since 1995
The Wallabies’ home Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Sydney could go ahead at a “more family-friendly” time.
Finn Morton
12 Feb 2024, 20:28
New Zealand sevens star nears return after ‘really tough’ two-year journey
The road back to the SVNS Series has been long, tough and eventful for Andrew Knewstubb.
Finn Morton
11 Feb 2024, 17:54
Kurtley Beale cleared on rape charge after 2 hours of jury deliberation
Over two weeks, a trial has heard graphic and intimate details of the night Kurtley Beale was accused of raping a woman in the bat…
AAP
11 Feb 2024, 6:27
'I think the images are quite clear': Galthie's take on final call in Scotland-France
France head coach Fabian Galthie believes referee Nic Berry made the right call on the final play of France's 20-16 win over Scotl…
Ben Smith
10 Feb 2024, 20:05
Ex-Ireland player no longer 'embarrassed' at winning only one cap
The forward, who also played club rugby in France with Toulouse and Dax, made his only Test-level appearance on a tour in 2003.
Liam Heagney
10 Feb 2024, 7:01
Boks can relax as Ireland face world rankings impasse
Ireland faces a unique challenge in their quest to dethrone South Africa from the pinnacle of the World Rugby rankings.
Ian Cameron
09 Feb 2024, 7:26
Springboks on verge of multi-million dollar investment deal
The Springboks brand could be taken to new heights with the news that the South African Rugby Union (SARU) is on the verge of comp…
Rugby365
09 Feb 2024, 5:32
World Cup rematches inbound as Wallabies and Wallaroos release 2024 schedules
The Wallabies have the chance to exact some Rugby World Cup revenge when they host Wales in two Tests within a week this year.
AAP
08 Feb 2024, 22:17
NRL star Joey Manu's move to French rugby all but confirmed
Sydney Roosters star Joey Manu has indicated that he doesn’t want to play for another NRL team and is likely to leave the club f…
Grant Constable
08 Feb 2024, 4:02
Teddy Wilson leads the way: Time to ‘be excited’ about Australian rugby’s future
After beating New Zealand twice, the Junior Wallabies are Australian rugby's feel-good story of 2023.
Interview
Finn Morton
07 Feb 2024, 23:19
NRL-bound Mark Nawaqanitawase reveals ‘honest’ detail about move
Wallabies wing Mark Nawaqanitawase has revealed that the process of potentially pursuing an opportunity in the NRL began before la…
Finn Morton
07 Feb 2024, 18:01
Bernard Foley: 'I know I’m biased but rugby has got the best product'  
Bernard Foley knows his stuff when it comes to promoting rugby in Japan... and back in his native Australia.
Interview
Liam Heagney
07 Feb 2024, 17:58
Gilchrist says 'bitter-sweet' win over Wales will serve Scotland well
The Scots pulled off their first triumph in Cardiff for 22 years last weekend after clinging on to win 27-26.
PA
07 Feb 2024, 15:39
Wallabies backrower Valetini scoops Rugby Australia's top prize
The 25-year-old was one of the Wallabies' most consistent performers in an otherwise disappointing 12 months that culminated in Au…
AAP
07 Feb 2024, 14:52
Dane Coles: 'I’m not going to be an ex-player that kicks up a fuss'
Coles' script had been long written: he was to retire from playing as soon as the All Blacks’ campaign at France 2023 ended. How…
Interview
Liam Heagney
07 Feb 2024, 13:19
Calls mount for Fiji to appoint homegrown head coach
Interviews have started to take place with a decision expected later this month, and former Flying Fijians rugby wing Vilimoni Del…
Chris Jones
07 Feb 2024, 5:33
Angus Bell chasing ‘world-class’ status after breakout year in Wallaby gold
Angus Bell is chasing “world-class” status ahead of another big year with the Waratahs and likely the national team.
Finn Morton
06 Feb 2024, 20:53
Ireland and Springboks receive positive injury update from Munster
Munster have been handed a huge boost ahead of their United Rugby Championship clash with the Scarlets on Friday with double World…
Josh Raisey
06 Feb 2024, 10:35
SA Rugby statement: Rassie Erasmus to head coach, assistants named
With head coach Jacques Nienaber moving on to become senior coach at Leinster and assistant Felix Jones joining Steve Borthwick’…
Liam Heagney
06 Feb 2024, 7:18
Bernard Foley on Test recall chances with Schmidt now Wallabies boss
The 35-year-old Kubota Spears fly-half had looked set to go to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France after starting three of Australi…
Liam Heagney
06 Feb 2024, 6:17
Dane Coles' verdict on Joe Schmidt taking over the Wallabies
It was in London last August when the front-rower reacted with dismay on learning that Steve Hansen, his 2015 World Cup winning bo…
Liam Heagney
06 Feb 2024, 5:31
‘You never felt comfortable’: Jed Holloway opens up about Eddie Jones’ Wallabies
In an exclusive chat with RugbyPass, Jed Holloway has opened up about Eddie Jones' Wallabies in 2023.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 Feb 2024, 23:24
‘Setting the standard’: Australian halfback's praise for All Black Cam Roigard
Australian Teddy Wilson believes four-Test All Black Cam Roigard has raised the bar for all halfbacks around the world.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 Feb 2024, 21:10
‘All Blacks would be pretty cool’: NRL’s Joseph Manu weighing up code switch
Sydney Roosters and New Zealand Kiwis utility Joseph Manu is weighing up a potential full-time switch to rugby union.
Finn Morton
05 Feb 2024, 19:47
Why young Aussie considers Wallabies’ ‘s***’ World Cup a 'good experience’
Max Jorgensen didn’t play at last year’s Rugby World Cup, but the rising star still felt the full brunt of the Wallabies’ di…
Finn Morton
05 Feb 2024, 18:59
Teenage whiz Max Jorgensen clears up rugby future amid NRL interest
Max Jorgensen appears intent on staying in the code as the Australian looks ahead to potentially donning Wallaby gold against the …
Finn Morton
05 Feb 2024, 17:51
Rassie Erasmus makes public images of his chemical burns
Rassie Erasmus has shared images on Twitter revealing the severe chemical burns he suffered in a freak accident involving a potent…
Ian Cameron
05 Feb 2024, 5:23
New Zealand SVNS star Sam Dickson relishing ‘honour’ of being back in black
The return of New Zealand sevens veteran Sam Dickson is something to smile about.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 Feb 2024, 20:19
Portugal's fallen heroes face very different reception
Within two weeks of Portugal’s superb Rugby World Cup campaign coming to a close, Appleton was back treating patients at his cli…
Interview
Jon Newcombe
04 Feb 2024, 6:30
‘Did cross my mind’: Wales great George North's stunning rugby league revelation
George North has revealed there was “an opportunity” for him to make a stunning code switch to rugby league.
Finn Morton
03 Feb 2024, 22:03
Antoine Dupont’s ‘little initiation’ after joining France sevens training camp
One of the world’s best rugby players Antoine Dupont linked up with his new sevens teammates for the first time last month.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Feb 2024, 21:11
The All Blacks Sevens aren't 'stressing' and neither should their fans
They’re capable of turning it on, and once they do, New Zealand be up there with the best of the best once again.
Opinion
Finn Morton
03 Feb 2024, 20:14
Andy Farrell on whether World Cup ‘hangover’ was a concern before France thumping
Title holders Ireland host Italy in round two after opening their Six Nations defence with an impressive win over France.
PA
03 Feb 2024, 19:37
‘It’s true’: Ex-NRL & Origin prop ‘thought about’ rugby after chat with Eddie Jones
Tevita Pangai Junior has revealed he “definitely thought about going to rugby” after Eddie Jones approached the State of Origi…
Finn Morton
03 Feb 2024, 17:41
Former All Black to helm new MLR club and build toward 2031 'moon shot'
The 2031 Rugby World Cup will be held in The United States and the Eagles have plenty of work to do if they are to achieve their l…
Ned Lester
02 Feb 2024, 22:44
New Zealand Rugby CEO on Scott Robertson's start and speeding the game up
For the All Blacks to return to the mountain top of World Rugby, Robertson will have to prove the expansive style of play synonymo…
Ned Lester
02 Feb 2024, 21:21
The World Rugby ranking places at stake on eve of Six Nations
Ireland could narrow the gap with South Africa in the world rugby rankings to just 2.43 points from the current 3.97 if they secur…
Ian Cameron
02 Feb 2024, 10:41
The Handre Pollard advice that England's Finn Carnduff has lapped up
He is the third Leicester youngster in succession to be appointed age-grade captain, following in the slipstream of Emeka Ilione a…
Interview
Liam Heagney
02 Feb 2024, 7:51
England U20s explain their selection of Paris-based Junior Kpoku
The senior-level restriction hasn’t affected the 18-year Kpoku who has been popping across the Channel this winter from Paris to…
Liam Heagney
02 Feb 2024, 3:25
Former Test centres on why Tony Brown will fit in well with the Springboks
The panel on the latest episode of Boks Office have chimed in on who the next Springbok assistant coaches will be
Grant Constable
01 Feb 2024, 6:11
Flying Fijians make four-man shortlist for Simon Raiwalui successor
Head coach of the Fijian Drua Mick Byrne is one of four applicants hoping to replace Simon Raiwalui and take charge of the Flying …
Chris Jones
01 Feb 2024, 5:53
All Blacks’ 2024 schedule: 10 is the magic number in Scott Roberton’s first year
10 is the magic number for Scott Robertson’s All Blacks in 2024 – that should be widely seen as their winning pass mark.
Opinion
Finn Morton
31 Jan 2024, 20:14
Danny Cipriani confirms his retirement from rugby
Danny Cipriani has retired from professional rugby and declared it a “sobering but also freeing moment”.
PA
31 Jan 2024, 16:45
All Blacks release full schedule for 2024
The full schedule for the All Blacks in 2024 has been released today which includes a trip to America for the first time since 202…
Ben Smith
31 Jan 2024, 14:16
SVNS Perth: Incredible support lifts a ‘more aggressive’ Ireland side to bronze
As Ireland sevens star Jordan Conroy said on Sunday, “You’d think you’re back in Ireland.”
Interview
Finn Morton
30 Jan 2024, 22:46
Beauden Barrett: 'This time every year I say I want to play 10'
Beauden Barrett wants to play first five-eighth. That's the clear message he sent in an interview on Wednesday after a Rugby World…
Ned Lester
30 Jan 2024, 22:41
How sevens star's stunning Bronco time compares to All Black Cam Roigard
Cam Roigard has some serious competition from sevens star Andrew Knewstubb in the race to be crowned New Zealand’s fittest rugby…
Interview
Finn Morton
30 Jan 2024, 18:54
Griffin signs variation to Bath contract but keeps Wales career alive
Archie Griffin has signed a variation to his Bath contract, keeping the tighthead prop at the Rec for another three seasons.
Josh Raisey
30 Jan 2024, 6:48
Siya Kolisi outlines grand plans for life after retirement
At the age of 32, South Africa fans will be hoping that Siya Kolisi has many more years to give to the Springboks jersey- maybe ev…
Josh Raisey
30 Jan 2024, 6:20
Ex-Highlanders coach Tony Brown a 'done deal' for Springboks
Former Highlanders head coach and Japan assistant Tony Brown will join Rassie Erasmus' staff as an assistant coach with the Spring…
Ben Smith
29 Jan 2024, 19:48
'The difference between us and others': Erasmus' Bok 'transformation'
With two World Cups to his name now, one as head coach and one as director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus is already being heralded as o…
Josh Raisey
29 Jan 2024, 9:37
Siya Kolisi fires back at critics of future teammate Owen Farrell
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has leapt to the defence of his future Racing 92 teammate Owen Farrell in the wake of criticism h…
Josh Raisey
29 Jan 2024, 5:45
‘Not that I wouldn’t want to’: Quade Cooper discusses Wallabies future
80-Test Wallaby Quade Cooper had admitted that he’ll “probably” never play for Australia again.
Finn Morton
29 Jan 2024, 1:12
Australian coach’s praise for ‘quality player’ Marcos Moneta after Perth final
There might not be a better player on the SVNS Series than Argentina’s Marcos Moneta.
Interview
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2024, 22:06
‘Not the time to start’: Australia sevens coach discusses Michael Hooper’s future
The Aussies have big-name recruit Michael Hooper waiting to be called upon in the coming months.
Interview
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2024, 21:31
Wallabies’ World Cup disaster immortalised in new docuseries
The Wallabies' Rugby World Cup disaster in 2023 has been immortalised in a three-part Stan Sport docuseries.
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2024, 20:56
Springboks train eyes on former Ireland forward - report
Former Munster and Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery is poised to become the new defence coach for the Springboks  - report Afrikaans…
Ian Cameron
28 Jan 2024, 8:25
All Blacks Sevens dealt tough draw as SVNS Vancouver pools revealed
The New Zealanders will have to do it the hard way in Vancouver next month.
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2024, 6:51
Ireland and Argentina squash Australia’s hopes of historic home SVNS double
Ireland and Argentina have ended Australia’s hopes of claiming their first SVNS ‘double’ on home soil since 2018.
Interview
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2024, 6:15
‘We’re not stressing’: Sam Dickson explains All Blacks Sevens’ woes in Perth
The All Blacks Sevens were always going to have their work cut out for them under the scorching Australian sun.
Interview
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2024, 3:52
Australia women and men chase history after making SVNS Perth finals
Australia haven’t won the ‘double’ at a home event since the Sydney Sevens in 2018.
Interview
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2024, 1:30
Watch: Aussie youngster Henry Palmer scores with unbelievable finish in Perth
Henry Palmer stole the show on Saturday night with a spectacular finish against the United States.
Interview
Finn Morton
27 Jan 2024, 19:13
'Has to be done': The refereeing change Nigel Owens wants to see
The ex-Welsh official had taken umbrage over the disciplinary hearing decision to rescind the red card brandished last weekend to …
Liam Heagney
27 Jan 2024, 12:26
Australia’s ‘poor cousins’ men’s team charge into SVNS Perth semis
Australia has charged into the SVNS Perth Cup semi-finals after overcoming the United States on Saturday.
Finn Morton
27 Jan 2024, 8:40
First-ever HSBC SVNS Perth a success as World Rugby reveals day three is sold out
World Rugby has confirmed that day three of the SVNS Perth is a sell-out.
Finn Morton
27 Jan 2024, 6:28
SA Rugby statement: Rassie Erasmus hospitalised
SA Rugby have revealed that Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has been hospitalised following a freak accident in which …
Ian Cameron
27 Jan 2024, 5:20
Heartbreaking loss to Fiji sees All Blacks Sevens miss Cup quarters in Perth
New Zealand will battle it out for ninth place at Perth’s HBF Park after falling to France and Fiji in pool play.
Interview
Finn Morton
27 Jan 2024, 1:43
Regan Ware the hero as All Blacks Sevens survive golden point thriller
With everything on the All Blacks Sevens at the Perth SVNS on Friday night, veteran Regan Ware was the hero that New Zealand neede…
Interview
Finn Morton
26 Jan 2024, 7:32
'Cheslin is the happiest he has ever been in his career'
He is formally called Siyamthanda Kolisi OIG. However, to the world, he is just ‘Siya’. Kolisi, who was awarded South Africa…
Jan De Koning
26 Jan 2024, 7:01
Venue confirmed for historic first ever Test between Springboks and Portugal
The Springboks will face Portugal in a once off, historic clash that is the first ever meeting between the two sides.
Grant Constable
26 Jan 2024, 4:16
Young talent stars as France stun New Zealand with big win at Perth SVNS
Theo Forner has been described as “one of the most naturally talented players” in the French sevens setup after their big win …
Interview
Finn Morton
26 Jan 2024, 2:37
Barnes pays tribute to 'magnificent colleague' Peyper after retirement
Wayne Barnes has paid tribute to his "magnificent colleague" and great friend Jaco Peyper, who has joined him in retirement.
Josh Raisey
25 Jan 2024, 6:04
Confirmed: Eddie Jones to coach against England at Twickenham
The Australian was at the helm in England for seven years but his team’s disimproving results meant that an Autumn Nations Serie…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan 2024, 5:01
Ex-Ireland back: How to be 'a successful player' under Joe Schmidt
The ex-Irish head coach, who assisted the All Blacks to their recent second-place finish at the Rugby World Cup, has now taken on …
Liam Heagney
25 Jan 2024, 4:02
Joe Schmidt can’t afford to repeat Eddie Jones’ most costly Wallabies mistake
If the Wallabies are serious about winning Tests in 2024, then Len Ikitau needs to play.
Opinion
Finn Morton
24 Jan 2024, 16:07
'The time is now!' - Rugby must embrace its stars or wither on the vine
ROC Nation Sports president Michael Yormark issues an impassioned plea for change.
FEATURE
Daniel Gallan
24 Jan 2024, 9:31
Jerry Tuwai and coach Ben Gollings issue statement regarding their damaging rift
Double Olympic gold medallist Jerry Tuwai and Fiji sevens men’s head coach Ben Gollings have issued a joint statement insisting …
Chris Jones
24 Jan 2024, 4:19
James O'Connor explains bold ambitions he still has for his career
Now 33, O'Connor has shelved retirement plans and would love another Wallabies chance after a knee injury last year ended any hope…
AAP
24 Jan 2024, 3:44
Surely a man of Joe Schmidt’s track record could find something better
Surely a man of Joe Schmidt’s track record, contacts and acumen could find a cushier role than Wallabies coach.
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
23 Jan 2024, 20:11
Japanese rugby, NRL and NFL interested in Wallaby Jordan Petaia - report
Another Wallaby could be on the way out of Australian rugby as Jordan Petaia reportedly weighs up offers from three sports.
Finn Morton
23 Jan 2024, 17:26
Les Kiss: 'Surgical' Joe Schmidt will 'cut through the fluff' for Wallabies
The Wallabies' "surgical" new coach will get Australian rugby's different arms singing from the same hymn sheet once again.
AAP
23 Jan 2024, 16:20
Owen Farrell's move is not Steve Borthwick's biggest concern right now
The 32-year-old fly-half will join Racing 92 on a two-year deal from next season.
PA
23 Jan 2024, 9:17
Gregory Alldritt: 'I couldn't imagine doing things half-heartedly'
France's new captain reveals the values and influences that shaped his winning mentality.
FEATURE
David Beresford
23 Jan 2024, 8:32
‘I just want to win’: Wallaby Mark Nawaqanitawase discusses NRL move
Mark Nawaqanitawase has opened up about the “tough decision” to leave Australian rugby behind.
Finn Morton
22 Jan 2024, 23:43
Scott Robertson expecting feisty Bledisloe with Schmidt at helm for Wallabies
The Wallabies are in good hands with new coach Joe Schmidt, All Blacks mentor Scott Robertson says, and he's expecting Australia t…
AAP
22 Jan 2024, 23:34
What All Blacks hopeful Cortez Ratima thought after World Cup heartbreak
Cortez Ratima made sure to watch the World Cup final with loved ones – and just like any other All Blacks fan, Ratima was left …
Interview
Finn Morton
22 Jan 2024, 22:42
Seven candidates to make a Wallabies comeback in 2024
As the Wallabies prepare to usher in a new era, there are multiple ‘candidates’ worthy of a Test recall if they can impress Jo…
Opinion
Finn Morton
22 Jan 2024, 20:58
Australia's 'long-term vision' questioned after Joe Schmidt's 18-month contract
Of the questions yet to be fully answered from Joe Schmidt's appointment as Wallabies coach, one of the biggest has got to be why …
Ned Lester
22 Jan 2024, 19:53
Wallaby David Porecki extends deal with Rugby Australia and Waratahs
The Wallabies’ most recent captain David Porecki has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs until at least the end …
Finn Morton
22 Jan 2024, 18:28
'Great move': How English media reacted to Owen Farrell's Racing 92 deal
French club Racing 92 have confirmed England fly-half Owen Farrell will join them next season just two weeks after a public statem…
Ben Smith
22 Jan 2024, 16:33
Brodie Retallick reveals what he told Peter O’Mahony after World Cup thriller
Brodie Retallick has revealed what was said between him and Irish flanker Peter O’Mahony after last year’s thrilling World Cup…
Finn Morton
21 Jan 2024, 21:31
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen wows fans by ‘playing rugby’ in NFL playoffs
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has wowed fans by "playing rugby" in the NFL playoffs.
Finn Morton
21 Jan 2024, 20:37
'Greatest non-catch ever': Hurricanes star Ruben Love stuns in cricket match
The aerial grab saw Love launch from inside the oval, flying back to snag Gareth Hopkins' six with one hand. Unfortunately there w…
Kim Ekin
20 Jan 2024, 16:16
'The time isn't quite right' for Dan McKellar or Stephen Larkham with Wallabies
Rugby Australia's hiring of Joe Schmidt as Wallabies coach looks to wrap a band-aid around a sport in a state of healing after a d…
Ned Lester
20 Jan 2024, 0:08
Wallabies World Cup review lands on Joe Schmidt's desk hours before arrival
New Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt is yet to view the findings of a report into the side's World Cup failings that was submitted on t…
AAP
19 Jan 2024, 16:06
'A lot of work to do': Schmidt's advice from former Wallaby coaches
Schmidt said he had chatted to Dave Rennie and other former coaching staff, but not Eddie Jones, about what to expect with the Wal…
AAP
19 Jan 2024, 15:52
Joe Schmidt hoping World Cup hurt will breed new edge in Wallaby mentality
New coach Joe Schmidt is warning it will take time for the Wallabies' scars to heal from Eddie Jones's ill-fated second coming.
AAP
19 Jan 2024, 15:34
The 4 rugby players confirmed in this year's NFL Player Pathway program
The NFL's International Player Pathway Program, introduced back in 2017, is an initiative aimed at broadening the league's global …
Ian Cameron
19 Jan 2024, 12:15
Injury ends career of Jaco Peyper as top referee blows full time
International referee Jaco Peyper has announced his retirement from officiating at the age of 43.
Ian Cameron
19 Jan 2024, 9:30
Warren Gatland makes his case for an Anglo-Welsh competition
Warren Gatland has given his backing to an Anglo-Welsh competition and says it is a concept that should always be “on the table…
PA
19 Jan 2024, 4:06
Richard Cockerill: 'No one can still tell me what a tier one team is'
Richard Cockerill smiles when he playfully points out that he is the only head coach that England and Georgia have ever had with a…
Exclusive
Jon Newcombe
19 Jan 2024, 3:28
New coach Joe Schmidt ‘desperate’ to help Wallabies’ revival
The Wallabies are a fallen giant of the international game, and as coach Joe Schmidt explained, it's not good for the sport.
Finn Morton
19 Jan 2024, 1:56
‘I thought I’d retired’: Why Joe Schmidt embraced ‘unique’ Wallabies ‘challenge’
New Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt couldn’t guarantee “that I’ll succeed” in the role after making a surprising admission abo…
Finn Morton
19 Jan 2024, 1:28
Former Wallaby predicts Joe Schmidt's reign will end 'in tears'
Within just an hour of Joe Schmidt being unveiled as the new Wallabies coach, punditry has flooded in with varying takes on the ap…
Ned Lester
18 Jan 2024, 22:16
Risk isn’t worth the reward for new Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt
Joe Schmidt is good for the Wallabies, but whether the Wallabies are good for Joe Schmidt remains to be seen.
Opinion
Finn Morton
18 Jan 2024, 20:38
Rugby Australia confirm Joe Schmidt as Eddie Jones’ Wallabies successor
Rugby Australia has today confirmed the appointment of former World Rugby Coach of the Year Joe Schmidt as Eddie Jones’ successo…
Finn Morton
18 Jan 2024, 20:00
Ex-England hopeful Harry Mallinder to join Rees-Zammit in bid to crack NFL
Former England U20s star Harry Mallinder will join Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit in leaving rugby union as he sets his sights on …
Ian Cameron
18 Jan 2024, 12:51
South African Rugby issue statement after Elton Jantjies doping ban
South Africa Rugby have responded to the news that Springboks fly-half Elton Jantjies has been banned for four years for a failed …
Josh Raisey
18 Jan 2024, 11:21
Richard Cockerill takes on new dual role with Georgian rugby
The former Leicester Tigers head coach was today officially announced as Georgian rugby's next man in charge, with his job encompa…
Grant Constable
18 Jan 2024, 9:35
Springbok Elton Jantjies handed four year ban
South Africa fly-half Elton Jantjies has been banned for four years after testing positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol. …
Josh Raisey
18 Jan 2024, 5:52
Jake White: 'I'd probably get killed for saying that back home'
Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White, the 2007 World Cup-winning Springbok coach, has joined the chorus of voices that...
Rugby365
18 Jan 2024, 4:13
Joe Schmidt will succeed Eddie Jones as next Wallabies coach - report
Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is expected to be named as Eddie Jones’ successor at the helm of the Wallabies, with an officia…
Grant Constable
18 Jan 2024, 3:10
Perth SVNS: Henry Hutchison’s ‘long fight’ to return after ACL setback
Henry Hutchison’s injury a year ago in Sydney sparked a palpable sense of shock, sadness and empathy among fans.
Finn Morton
18 Jan 2024, 0:36
Perth SVNS: Aussie sevens ‘welcome’ pressure to win at home
Henry Hutchison has been named to return for the Aussie sevens side after a 12-month stint on the sideline with an ACL injury.
Finn Morton
17 Jan 2024, 23:48
Ex-England international Brad Shields reveals ‘desire’ to play for All Blacks
The former England international has returned to New Zealand’s shores and is once again eligible to finally play for the All Bla…
Interview
Finn Morton
17 Jan 2024, 22:54
All Blacks’ eligibility tradition isn’t worth losing the nation’s best talent
Richie Mo’unga might be the most talked about All Black of 2024 so far and he isn’t even eligible to represent New Zealand for…
Opinion
Finn Morton
17 Jan 2024, 17:20
George Skivington gives insight into LRZ mindset after NFL bombshell
Star wing has left a void for club and country.
PA
17 Jan 2024, 11:55
'Two vacant spots there': Forgotten All Black lock eyeing up international return
Returning Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu didn't feature at all for the All Blacks in 2023 as a broken arm saw him miss the Rugby …
Ben Smith
16 Jan 2024, 22:15
‘Acts as motivation’: All Blacks hopeful Cortez Ratima ‘chasing’ Cam Roigard
Cortez Ratima could potentially rival Roigard for the All Blacks’ No. 9 jersey for years to come.
Interview
Finn Morton
16 Jan 2024, 18:13
Warren Gatland ‘no idea’ if Louis Rees-Zammit will return to rugby after NFL bid
Rees-Zammit’s rugby union career comes to a halt after winning 32 Wales caps.
PA
16 Jan 2024, 17:24
The All Blacks who would have the best shot at making an NFL roster
From a New Zealand perspective, which athletes would conceivably have the best chance at making an NFL career had they made the mo…
Opinion
Ben Smith
16 Jan 2024, 17:18
This is the reality of how Louis Rees-Zammit can get into the NFL
Rees-Zammit has confirmed he is joining the NFL’s International Player Pathway programme.
PA
16 Jan 2024, 11:19
‘We let our country down’: Donaldson opens up on Wallabies' World Cup exit
As Wallaby Ben Donaldson discussed, it’s a memory that “lingered” for quite some time.
Interview
Finn Morton
15 Jan 2024, 23:54
Why Quade Santini Cooper will go down as a Wallabies great
Up there on the Mount Rushmore of Australian first-fives, Quade Cooper did things that others simply couldn’t.
Opinion
Finn Morton
15 Jan 2024, 22:11
Australia eager to ‘go one better’ in Perth after ‘bloody tough’ Cape Town SVNS
The Aussie men will be eager to improve once again when they take the field in front of their home fans later this month.
Finn Morton
15 Jan 2024, 19:07
Statement: England players reveal who will take on the role of the RPA
Following the recent announcement that the England men's team would be terminating the role of the Rugby Players Association (RPA)…
Grant Constable
15 Jan 2024, 5:48
Six candidates to make an All Blacks comeback in 2024
The chance to impress new All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson offers some previously capped players the chance to revive their i…
Opinion
Ben Smith
14 Jan 2024, 22:22
Robertson plays a smart hand on All Blacks eligibility issue
The new coach wants his employers to keep an open mind on a policy which may need revising if New Zealand are to remain successful…
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
14 Jan 2024, 5:11
All Black Emoni Narawa reveals frightening details about World Cup-ending injury
All Black Emoni Narawa has revealed some terrifying details about the back injury that ruled the wing out of last year’s Rugby W…
Finn Morton
13 Jan 2024, 21:35
Why 3-0 over the Wallabies is not guaranteed for the Lions
The British & Irish Lions will bring one of their strongest-ever touring squads to Australia in 2025 under new head coach Andy Far…
Opinion
Ben Smith
13 Jan 2024, 18:55
‘Eddie had a plan’: Wallaby on ‘shock’ World Cup omission of Quade Cooper
Playmaker Quade Cooper and veteran Michael Hooper were almost unanimously considered certainties for Eddie Jones’ World Cup squa…
Interview
Finn Morton
13 Jan 2024, 18:18
Jones to face familiar foes as Japan update 'historic' 2024 schedule
Japan's Brave Blossoms will play a "full season" of international Tests in 2024, with four opponents visiting the land of the risi…
Ned Lester
12 Jan 2024, 22:04
Mark Dodson to step down as Scottish Rugby CEO
Dodson’s decision comes in the wake of a financial year in which Scottish Rugby reported losses of £10million.
PA
12 Jan 2024, 5:45
JPR Williams to be remembered in Wales this weekend
Cardiff and the Ospreys will hold moments of recognition this weekend in their respective European matches for Wales legend JPR Wi…
Josh Raisey
12 Jan 2024, 5:07
Julian Savea reveals he was 'very close' to joining Samoa at World Cup
That door is still open in 2024, and now in camp with Moana Pasifika, his ties to the Manu Samoa squad are only growing.
Ned Lester
11 Jan 2024, 17:05
'I know Australia': Andy Farrell insists Lions wary of Wallabies 'psyche'
British and Irish Lions coach Andy Farrell is confident the Wallabies will overcome their woes and "get it right" in time for the …
AAP
11 Jan 2024, 15:21
Andy Farrell explains what could go wrong in picking his Lions coaches
Andy Farrell described his appointment as British and Irish Lions head coach as “pretty magical” but has ruled out a repeat of…
PA
11 Jan 2024, 11:47
Prepare for the Springboks' wheels to fall off
Just what is going on with the Sharks? It’s a question that continues to confound sharper rugby minds than the one expressed in …
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
11 Jan 2024, 10:21
Andy Farrell officially named 2025 British & Irish Lions head coach
The British & Irish Lions have confirmed today that Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will take charge of the tour of Australia in 2…
Josh Raisey
11 Jan 2024, 6:35
All Blacks Sevens drawn in Perth SVNS pool of death with rivals Fiji
The All Blacks Sevens will have their work cut out for them in Perth after being drawn in a pool of death alongside familiar foes.
Finn Morton
10 Jan 2024, 21:52
The big four era: where the World Rugby rankings will end after 2024
The rise of Ireland and France over the 2023 Rugby World Cup cycle has altered the world order of power in the international game,…
Opinion
Ben Smith
10 Jan 2024, 19:34
Wallabies’ World Cup fallout: All Blacks have ‘head start’ in 2024
Both the Wallabies and All Blacks will be disappointed with how their World Cup campaigns ended for different reasons, but the New…
Interview
Finn Morton
10 Jan 2024, 18:10
Report: Scotland in talks to poach All Black prospect from the Crusaders
Scotland have an All Black prospect in their sights as a shortage of U20 talent has forced a recruitment spree to raid eligible of…
Ben Smith
10 Jan 2024, 16:40
Championship statement: 'Urgent' request made to RFU
All eleven clubs in the Championship in England have made a request to the RFU to set an "urgent date", after plans were announced…
Josh Raisey
10 Jan 2024, 10:19
Sale confirm England's George Ford hasn’t travelled to South Africa
The England out-half suffered a bang to his knee near the end of the Sharks’ 17-21 Gallagher Premiership defeat at Northampton o…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan 2024, 10:13
Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions successor all but confirmed
Andy Farrell is expected to be named British and Irish Lions head coach for the 2025 tour to Australia on Thursday.
PA
10 Jan 2024, 8:54
Borthwick selects Skivington to coach England A against Portugal
Gloucester head coach George Skivington has been selected by Steve Borthwick and RFU director of performance Conor O'Shea to coach…
Josh Raisey
10 Jan 2024, 8:14
SVNS star Henry Hutchison ‘jumping out of his skin’ after 12-month injury spell
12 months on, Australian Henry Hutchison is finally nearing a return to the new-look SVNS Series.
Finn Morton
10 Jan 2024, 0:37
All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson will have frightened his employers already
It’s interesting, on a couple of fronts, to see new All Blacks coach Scott Robertson hold the door ajar to picking players from …
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
09 Jan 2024, 23:08
All Black Ardie Savea nominated for prestigious New Zealand sports award
The award nominations just keep on coming for All Black Ardie Savea who has been named as one of five finalists for the Sportsman …
Finn Morton
09 Jan 2024, 20:59
Five players in line for a change in national allegiance in 2024
World Rugby’s change in eligibility laws in 2022 has opened the door for players with mixed heritage to represent more than one …
Ned Lester
09 Jan 2024, 18:32
Round two: The Springboks return to regular scheduled programming
The Springboks start a second chapter as defending world champions in 2024 after claiming a 12-11 win over the 14-man All Blacks i…
Opinion
Ben Smith
09 Jan 2024, 18:23
Watch: Cam Roigard impresses after blitzing All Blacks' pre-season Bronco
Rising star Cam Roigard has drawn level with playmaker Beauden Barrett in the pre-season Bronco.
Finn Morton
09 Jan 2024, 18:08
Fiji player Api Ratuniyarawa is jailed for nearly three years
The 37-year-old international had been in Cardiff ahead of the game against Wales last autumn when he attacked the three young wom…
PA
09 Jan 2024, 13:18
'There was no one quite like him' - Prince of Wales leads tributes to legend
Former Wales and Lions full-back has died at the age of 74.
PA
09 Jan 2024, 8:44
Scott Robertson remains coy over All Blacks captaincy decision
Scott Robertson has confirmed that no captaincy decisions will be made until the squad is named before they reportedly face Englan…
Finn Morton
08 Jan 2024, 21:36
All Blacks embracing high ‘expectations’ as Scott Robertson era gets underway
The current crop of All Blacks are eager to lead “by example” during the upcoming Super Rugby Pacific season.
Finn Morton
08 Jan 2024, 20:53
Heir to the throne: Damian McKenzie on chasing the black 10 jersey
Damian McKenzie knows the opportunity before him after the departure of the All Blacks' top playmaker, Richie Mo'unga.
Ned Lester
08 Jan 2024, 20:34
Scott Robertson urges NZR to ‘keep an open mind’ about eligibility rules
New All Blacks coach Scott Robertson has urged New Zealand Rugby to “keep an open mind” about potentially reconsidering their …
Finn Morton
08 Jan 2024, 20:04
All Black Will Jordan opens up on trying to ‘get over’ World Cup heartbreak
Will Jordan has opened up on how tough it was to try and “get over” the one-point loss in last year's World Cup final.
Finn Morton
08 Jan 2024, 19:36
JPR Williams: The orthopaedic surgeon who broke bones with Lions and Wales
The fearless full-back also enjoyed a career in medicine, qualifying as a physician in 1973 after studying at St Mary’s Hospital…
PA
08 Jan 2024, 16:51
Wales and British and Irish Lions legend JPR Williams dies aged 74
A former Wales captain, Williams was influential in one of the country's finest rugby eras, winning successive Grand Slams and Tr…
Ned Lester
08 Jan 2024, 16:29
Wallabies shock All Blacks, Springboks’ fall from grace: 10 bold predictions for 2024
‘New Year, new me’ is a phrase that we all hear every 12 months. The start of a new year presents us all with an opportunity t…
Opinion
Finn Morton
07 Jan 2024, 22:00
Wales set to miss out on rising star Immanuel Feyi-Waboso
Exeter Chiefs rising star Immanuel Feyi-Waboso has reportedly made a call on his international eligibility with the Wales-born, En…
Ben Smith
07 Jan 2024, 15:31
Mike Blair announces retirement from international rugby - OTD
Blair made the decision in order to focus on life in France, where he was playing for Brive.
PA
07 Jan 2024, 6:26
Leicester make bold England claim about Ollie Chessum, George Martin
Saturday’s win over Saracens was only the second time that the youthful pair had started together as a lock partnership in the T…
Liam Heagney
07 Jan 2024, 5:30
Steve Borthwick drops more details on groundbreaking new England contracts
Up to 25 of the contracts will be given to leading squad members chosen by Borthwick.
PA
07 Jan 2024, 4:22

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