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The 'so special' reason why Scotland are predicting an ABs upset
Grant Gilchrist has called on Scotland to seize their chance to make history against New Zealand this weekend. The Scots have neve…
08 Nov, 13:48
The worrying 'no movement' England update on Courtney Lawes
Eddie Jones insists Courtney Lawes’ health is the number one priority after indicating that his preferred choice as England capt…
08 Nov, 13:32
Wales confess to a 'busy and quite emotional' Monday
Gethin Jenkins has said there is no point in Wales feeling sorry for themselves after a drubbing from New Zealand piled on the pre…
08 Nov, 12:36
Cian Healy weighs in on the medals debate surrounding No1 Ireland
Veteran prop Cian Healy has insisted that becoming the most-capped Ireland Test player would mean very little without lifting the …
08 Nov, 12:15
The 'big talking point' Springboks took time explaining on Tuesday
Jacques Nienaber has given a lengthy response regarding the current standard of Springboks' goalkicking after it became a major ta…
Liam Heagney
08 Nov, 11:30
Richie Mo'unga names recalled Finn Russell 'my favourite 10 in the world'
It should come as no surprise that the attention quickly turned to Scotland's recall of Finn Russell when All Blacks pivot Richie …
Tom Vinicombe
08 Nov, 10:23
Maro Itoje names the law change that robbed him of 'secret weapon'
England forward Maro Itoje has bemoaned the law change that has robbed him of what he called his secret weapon.
Liam Heagney
08 Nov, 10:10
Ex-England wing Yarde set to play first match since January arrest
Ex-England winger Marland Yarde is poised to play his first match in ten months following his exit from Sale earlier this year as …
Liam Heagney
08 Nov, 9:52
Wales rule out a duo versus Argentina that includes Tommy Reffell
Wales have suffered a double injury blow ahead of their Autumn Nations Series clash against Argentina with Leigh Halfpenny and Tom…
08 Nov, 8:35
Springboks explain 'new' position Mapimpi is filling for first time
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has shed light on why he has rejigged his entire back three at the expense of the benched Makazol…
Liam Heagney
08 Nov, 7:27
Wounded Springboks make five starting team changes to face France
Jacques Nienaber has reacted to last Saturday’s defeat to Ireland by naming a Springboks side to face France in Marseille next w…
Liam Heagney
08 Nov, 6:04
Ex-Springboks prop Adriaanse retires following cancer diagnosis
Former Springboks tighthead Lourens Adriaanse has revealed he has played his last rugby match after explaining on Facebook TV that…
Liam Heagney
08 Nov, 5:05
Jantjies breaks silence on his affair and drug rehab clinic claim
Out-of-favour Springboks fly-half Elton Jantjies has broken his recent silence, reportedly owning up to having an affair with nati…
Liam Heagney
08 Nov, 3:44
RFU statement: Replacement named as Seibold exit is confirmed
Last month’s speculation that Anthony Seibold will quit as the England defence coach after just a year in that job has been conf…
Liam Heagney
08 Nov, 3:04
'Should be the starting seven': The player putting pressure on Sam Cane
Flanker Dalton Papali’i did the All Blacks’ famous No. 7 jersey justice with his performance against Wales, after Sam Cane was…
Finn Morton
07 Nov, 21:47
'Had a point to prove': All Blacks praised after improved performance vs Wales
Rugby World Cup winner Mils Muliaina has praised the All Blacks for their improved performance against Wales last weekend, saying …
Finn Morton
07 Nov, 20:43
Aaron Smith 'rewound the clock' in historic Cardiff performance
Aaron Smith surpassed Dan Carter to claim the record of most Test caps for a back, but it was his performance against Wales that e…
Ned Lester
07 Nov, 19:48
Competition 'red hot' for Wallabies No 9 jersey
Gordon has no qualms about the rotation policy, with Rennie up-front about his indecision on the best fit at halfback for the team
07 Nov, 17:00
Farrell dismisses Erasmus' legacy comments about Irish players
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell says there is more to rugby than “beating your chest” on the back of his side’s bruising vic…
07 Nov, 12:39
Life's about to get much tougher for Caleb Clarke
The return of Anton Lienert-Brown could spell trouble for All Blacks wing Caleb Clarke.
Tom Vinicombe
07 Nov, 11:12
'My hair. My teeth. My f***ing choice with what I do'
Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has sent a message to fans and media that are focusing on his physical appearance rather than his ru…
Ian Cameron
07 Nov, 11:12
Five things we learned from the Autumn Nations openers
An air of weary resignation greeted England’s fifth defeat in nine Tests this year after the Pumas emerged worthy 30-29 winners.
07 Nov, 10:19
England lifted by unexpected personnel boost
The Lions front row has been included in a 36-man training squad for Saturday’s visit of Japan.
07 Nov, 9:20
Conor Murray ruled out of Ireland's Autumn
Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray will take no further part in Ireland's Autumn Nation Series after sustaining a groin strain in thei…
Ian Cameron
07 Nov, 8:49
Fourteen Boks named in South Africa 'A' but Erasmus a no show
South Africa ‘A’ coach Mzwandile Stick has named a strong side that features no less than fourteen Boks for their game with Mu…
Ian Cameron
07 Nov, 8:08
All Blacks face 'juggling act' ahead of final fixtures of the season
The All Blacks have a juggling act on their hands with just two matches remaining on their end-of-year tour and only seven games t…
Tom Vinicombe
07 Nov, 7:21
Finn Russell back in after controversial omission
Townsend cited “form and consistency” levels as the key reason behind leaving Russell out.
07 Nov, 7:09
France call in 15 players for Springboks as giant lock ruled out
France have called up 15 extra players ahead of their rugby Test against South Africa, including a replacement for injured lock Ki…
07 Nov, 5:31
Three England stars and 4 All Blacks confirmed in full Barbarians squad
The Barbarians have named a star-studded panel of players for their upcoming match with an All Blacks XV at Tottenham Hotspur Stad…
Ian Cameron
07 Nov, 5:00
Clive Woodward has gone to town on Eddie Jones
Rugby World Cup winner Sir Clive Woodward has given Eddie Jones both barrels following England's dismal loss to Argentina on Sunda…
Ian Cameron
07 Nov, 4:36
'No one really gave us a chance': Rennie 'gutted' but 'proud' after French test
Coach Dave Rennie said he was “wrapped with the character and attitude” shown by the Wallabies during their thrilling Test aga…
Finn Morton
06 Nov, 23:21
'An absolute weapon': Why Jordie Barrett needs to start at 12
Former Test lock Ian Jones believes the All Blacks need to start both Beauden and Jordie Barrett after their stellar performances …
Finn Morton
06 Nov, 21:21
Wallabies lose midfielder for rest of spring tour
Lalakai Foketi's spring tour is over, with the Wallabies try-scorer returning to Australia with a suspected leg fracture.
06 Nov, 20:20
The All Blacks XV star that may be 'ready' for Test rugby
All Blacks great Ian Jones believes Shaun Stevenson is “ready for the next step up” after his impressive performance against I…
Finn Morton
06 Nov, 19:27
'Not fit for purpose': Eddie Jones accused of gaslighting as England's loss leaves fans furious
England's catatrophic start to the Autumn Nations Series has been ridiculed online after falling to Argentina 30-29 at Twickenham.…
Sam Smith
06 Nov, 16:10
Eddie Jones: 'For the most part I thought we dominated the game'
The Pumas halted a 10-match losing run in the fixture dating back to 2009.
06 Nov, 14:28
What Los Pumas said at halftime in their boilover win over England
Michael Cheika has won his latest all-Australian coaching duel with his pal Eddie Jones, leading his Argentina side to a rare triu…
06 Nov, 13:38
Argentina shock a worryingly blunt England in Twickenham
England made a disastrous start to the autumn after Emiliano Boffelli inspired Argentina to only their second ever victory at Twic…
06 Nov, 11:43
England player ratings vs Argentina | Autumn Nations Series
England player ratings: England's November Test series is being billed as a dress rehearsal for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Ian Cameron
06 Nov, 11:23
'Absolutely appalling... unacceptable' - Brutal clearout call slammed
The decision not to red card a brutal shoulder-to-head contact on an unexpecting Kenyan player at the final Rugby World Cup qualif…
Ian Cameron
06 Nov, 9:21
TJ Perenara joins All Blacks as two players sent to play for B-team
TJ Perenara has earned an All Blacks reprieve and could feature for the New Zealand national side against Scotland this weekend.
Tom Vinicombe
06 Nov, 8:16
'We thought he wasn't fazed but he told us he was s****ing it'
Playing 53 minutes in the midfield against the world champion Springboks and finishing up on the winning side with Ireland wasn’…
Liam Heagney
06 Nov, 5:00
'I was linked to teams as ridiculous as Saracens... none of it was true'
Mike Brown is meticulously applying the finishing touches to his preparations as he gets ready to finally get back to doing what h…
Liam Heagney
06 Nov, 4:30
Real deal Farrell and the prop that 'never looked like budging'
Andy Farrell has certainly become the real deal as the Ireland head coach in recent times. Whereas initially he was shackled by th…
Liam Heagney
06 Nov, 4:12
The 'bad thing' Nienaber has accepted about latest Springboks loss
You’d imagine that yet another Springboks defeat, the ninth in the 23-match reign of Jacques Nienaber, would be the cause for gr…
Liam Heagney
06 Nov, 4:04
'Cop that on the chin': Campbell 'shattered' after missing key tackle vs France
Australian fullback Jock Campbell felt “shattered” after missing a key tackle in the Wallabies’ tense 30-29 loss to France …
Finn Morton
06 Nov, 1:10
'Let's not celebrate getting close': Wallabies great's blunt assessment after French Test
Wallabies great Drew Mitchell doesn’t believe Australia should “celebrate getting close” against France, after losing to the…
Finn Morton
05 Nov, 23:31
Watch: Jordie Barrett goes after rookie Welsh wing after spectacular aerial grab
Jordie Barrett landed in the in-goal to score a key try to put the All Blacks up 22-10 just before the half-time break.
Sam Smith
05 Nov, 22:10
'Icing on the cake': Savea's display highlights dominance of All Blacks' pack
The consistently energetic Ardie Savea powered the All Blacks pack once again with an impressive performance.
Ben Smith
05 Nov, 21:32
'We're pretty p****d off': How Japan Test 'woke' All Blacks up before Welsh demolition
Flanker Dalton Papali’i believes the win over Wales has helped the All Blacks “realise what we’re capable of” after an up …
Finn Morton
05 Nov, 20:43
'They'll say that was the difference': Springboks left to rue goal kicking
The in-form Irish laid down a marker ahead of next year’s World Cup pool-stage meeting with a deserved 19-16 Dublin success.
05 Nov, 20:05
Wallabies player ratings vs France | Autumn Nations Series
It was a scene we have seen before, with the Wallabies playing to protect the lead late in the game against France.
Jack O'Rourke
05 Nov, 19:53
'Horrendous showing': Springbok fans come to uncomfortable realisation after Ireland defeat
Springbok fans vented online at the 'horrendous showing' against Ireland with some coming to an uncomfortable realisation.
Sam Smith
05 Nov, 19:38
'A game of inches': France leave it late to beat Wallabies
France have denied the Wallabies an epic victory, snatching a record 11th straight Test win to underline their 2023 Rugby World …
05 Nov, 19:23
'We not going to get into that, we're miles off it'
Andy Farrell has spoken at length in the wake of the Ireland win over the Springboks but there was one topic he refused to enterta…
Liam Heagney
05 Nov, 17:44
'I don't like to over-run': Aaron Smith's double breaks long running drought in fashion
All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith broke his try scoring drought in Cardiff with a second half double to help the visitors beat Wales…
Ben Smith
05 Nov, 17:33
Ireland retain rugby's top spot but win over Boks comes at a cost
Mack Hansen scored a scintillating try as Ireland shrugged off a host of injury setbacks to cement their status as rugby’s top-r…
05 Nov, 16:31
Springboks player ratings vs Ireland | Autumn Nation Series
Springboks player ratings: If the Springboks are going to defend their World Cup title next year, they’ll have to find an extra …
Daniel Gallan
05 Nov, 16:13
Wayne Pivac hints at New Zealand skullduggery in Wales victory
The All Blacks scored eight tries and a record number of points in the fixture.
05 Nov, 15:59
Ireland player ratings vs Springboks | Autumn Nations Series
Ireland player ratings live from Aviva Stadium: This was a humdinger to warm the Irish hearts, Andy Farrell's team deservedly winn…
Liam Heagney
05 Nov, 15:54
All Blacks turn it on to trounce Wales in Cardiff
New Zealand continued their long reign of dominance over Wales by winning a one-sided Autumn Nations Series clash 55-23 in Cardiff…
05 Nov, 14:39
Wales player ratings vs New Zealand | Autumn Nations Series
Wales player ratings: Wales’ autumn campaign began with Wayne Pivac’s side playing a mildly off-colour All Blacks side - but a…
Will Owen
05 Nov, 13:21
All Blacks player ratings vs Wales | Autumn Nations Series
New Zealand have grabbed a comprehensive win over Wales in Cardiff. Who stood out in the victory?
Tom Vinicombe
05 Nov, 13:09
Fiji player ratings vs Scotland | Autumn Nations Series
Fiji player ratings: Vern Cotter's side had a little more time to prepare for the first Test of their Autumn Nation Series against…
Ian Cameron
05 Nov, 11:34
Four-try Scotland overcome Fiji despite a rocky first-half period
Scotland overcame a rocky period in the first half to defeat Fiji 28-12 in their second Autumn Nations Series Test at BT Murrayfie…
05 Nov, 11:26
Scotland player ratings vs Fiji | Autumn Nations Series
Scotland bounced back from defeat to Australia a week ago to record their first win of this Autumn Nations Series campaign against…
Gavin Harper
05 Nov, 11:13
Late withdrawal forces Wales to rejig their backline
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has been forced to withdraw Leigh Halfpenny ahead of their clash with the All Blacks in Cardiff.
05 Nov, 10:14
England's Ellis Genge issues 'gloves are off' warning to Argentina
England prop Ellis Genge has warned Argentina the gloves are off when he places his admiration for the Pumas on ice for Sunday’s…
05 Nov, 9:11
Watch - Sonny Bill Williams gets KO'd in Sydney
Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has lost his unbeaten boxing record after getting knocked out by MMA legend Mark Hunt…
Ian Cameron
05 Nov, 8:17
Is Damian McKenzie a genuine No 10 option for the All Blacks?
Damian McKenzie delivered a sterling performance for the All Blacks XV against Ireland A.
Tom Vinicombe
05 Nov, 6:45
Wallabies to use insider knowledge and muscle against France
Wallabies skipper James Slipper sees an engaged Taniela Tupou and Will Skelton's local knowledge as points of difference ahead of …
05 Nov, 6:35
Bin the sandbagging Eddie, time to let England rip - Andy Goode
England fans have been waiting an age to watch this midfield combination in action and there shouldn’t be any holding back.
Andy Goode
05 Nov, 6:25
Owen Farrell's frank admission about his ref chat
Farrell will take charge at inside centre having recovered from concussion.
05 Nov, 4:27
Anscombe: Wales riding high from South Africa tour but wary of 'hungry' All Blacks
“We can’t afford to switch off, and they can come alive whenever. We have just got to be relentless in our pursuit of being ac…
05 Nov, 0:47
'The way he plays, I love the style': All Blacks' latest midfield partnership striking the right balance
Ian Foster has ordered the third instalment of the Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett midfield partnership after two impressive Bledis…
Ned Lester
05 Nov, 0:32
The 'bit of a statement' that left Leon MacDonald proud in Dublin
Leon MacDonald was like the cat that got the Irish cream on Friday night as he purred his way through a brisk six-minute media deb…
Liam Heagney
04 Nov, 21:41
Watch: All Blacks XV 'ruthless' counter-attack try is one of the best you will see
The All Blacks XV have scored one of the most incredible counter-attacking tries in recent memory with a 90-metre team effort agai…
Sam Smith
04 Nov, 20:08
Ireland A player ratings vs All Blacks XV | Autumn Nations Series
Ireland A player ratings live from the RDS: This was billed as a lovely niche fixture for the IRFU, an opportunity to give some of…
Liam Heagney
04 Nov, 17:48
All Blacks XV player ratings vs Ireland A | Autumn Nations Series
The All Blacks XV have scored a big 47-19 victory in their inaugural fixture, disposing of Ireland A in Dublin. Who were the best …
Tom Vinicombe
04 Nov, 17:47
'The plan was always to prepare him as back-up for Willie'
The Springboks have admitted that they have long planned for Cheslin Kolbe to switch to fullback as 'back up' to incumbent sweeper…
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 13:58
Ireland 'much better' than side who humilated Boks in 2017
The Springboks have not faced the Irish since suffering a 38-3 thrashing in 2017.
04 Nov, 13:13
Principality Stadium statement: Rail strike called-off
A planned rail strike that was set to wreak havoc for those travelling to the Wales clash with the All Blacks in Cardiff has been …
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 12:56
Bastareaud headlines an interesting French Babarians selection
Toulon's Matthieu Bastareaud will captain a French Barbarians side that is filled with snubbed former France players and a number …
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 12:30
Ireland explain 'stuck with it' backing for late change McCloskey
Stuart McCloskey has been backed as a great replacement after injury deprived Ireland of the world-class Robbie Henshaw on the eve…
04 Nov, 10:57
South Africa 'A' call in 3 players to replace fallen Boks
The Springboks have been forced to call in three replacements into their South Africa 'A' squad following injuries to three squad …
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 10:51
How Jamie Ritchie views tackling clubmate Bill Mata at Test level
Captain Jamie Ritchie has called on Scotland to impose their game on Fiji as they bid to bounce back from last weekend’s agonisi…
04 Nov, 10:34
Fresh doubts over Leigh Halfpenny after Wales' captain's run
The hopes that Leigh Halfpenny has of making a Wales return against New Zealand on Saturday could be dashed by injury.
04 Nov, 10:17
Three teams face World Cup oblivion in RWC's final qualification stage
Three teams face Rugby World Cup oblivion with the Final Qualification Tournament set to take place over the next three weekends i…
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 9:58
New Zealand suffer shock defeat on opening day of Hong Kong Sevens
The All Blacks Sevens have suffered a sizeable defeat in their opening match of the Hong Kong Sevens, throwing their tournament in…
Tom Vinicombe
04 Nov, 8:43
Late disruption for Ireland as Robbie Henshaw ruled out versus Boks
Andy Farrell’s best-laid plans ahead of Saturday’s Ireland match with the Springboks in Dublin have encountered a bump in the …
Liam Heagney
04 Nov, 8:37
Premiership flyer included as Argentina change three for England
The double jobbing Michael Cheika has named an Argentina team to take on England on Sunday that shows three changes - including th…
Liam Heagney
04 Nov, 8:09
Folau Fakatava's injury has 'opened the door' for Brad Weber and TJ Perenara
Brad Weber will make his return to the international arena on for the first time this year on Saturday when the All Blacks take on…
Tom Vinicombe
04 Nov, 7:25
England name team with eight changes, including a new cap at lock
Eddie Jones has named an England team to host Argentina on Sunday that shows eight changes - five in the pack - from the XV that s…
Liam Heagney
04 Nov, 7:22
The rankings permutations ahead of a massive weekend of rugby
World Rugby's No.1 rankings could change hands this weekend in Dublin if the Springboks best Andy Farrell's men in the first of th…
Kim Ekin
04 Nov, 7:14
Can Wales finally beat the All Blacks?
Wales have not beaten New Zealand since toppling them 13-8 on December 19, 1953.
04 Nov, 6:41
All three Pacific Island Test teams are lit this weekend
Tonga, who are giving debut caps to ex-All-Blacks Vaea Fifita and George Moala, Samoa and Fiji have all announced eye-catching XVs…
Liam Heagney
04 Nov, 6:22
What Andy Farrell told has his players ahead of Bok Test
Farrell’s in-form side have risen to the top of the world rankings and face South Africa on Saturday.
04 Nov, 5:16
Foley admits he hasn't 'shot the lights out' since international return but WC dream remains
Foley, who kicked nine points in Australia's 16-15 win over Scotland at Murrayfield last Saturday, is looking forward to an even m…
03 Nov, 22:12
Rennie not so impressed by ANZAC team proposal
Rennie admitted he hadn't heard anything about the prospect, adding "It's above my pay grade" and that the unions have more pressi…
03 Nov, 17:38
Wallabies preparing for mighty challenge in facing 'the best in the world'
Wallabies' coach Dave Rennie has hailed France as "the world's best" team as the hosts named a powerful outfit for the eagerly-awa…
03 Nov, 17:01
Andy Farrell has revealed 'biggest compliment I could pay Conor'
Andy Farrell has claimed he is in awe of Conor Murray after handing the scrum-half a rare recent start on the occasion of his 100t…
03 Nov, 14:54
The key area that Cheika is having 'profound impact' on Argentina
.Matias Moroni has insisted that Michael Cheika is instilling into his Argentina players the belief they can be world-beaters.
03 Nov, 14:08
The reason Wales are backing rookie Rio Dyer against All Blacks
Wales boss Wayne Pivac has backed Rio Dyer to relish the prospect of a Test match debut against New Zealand in Cardiff. The 22-yea…
03 Nov, 13:58
Townsend explains why benching Kinghorn is a 'positive thing'
Gregor Townsend has challenged both Blair Kinghorn and Adam Hastings to prove they can be the first-choice Scotland No10 for 2023.…
03 Nov, 13:48
Ian Foster issues update on Will Jordan, explains surprise selections for Wales
There are just a few surprises in the All Blacks side that Ian Foster has named to take on Wales this weekend.
Tom Vinicombe
03 Nov, 12:19
Neil de Kock: Well-balanced Ireland the ultimate litmus test for Springboks
It’s probably a good thing that the Springboks play Ireland and France first up because the men in green and gold can lay down a…
Neil de Kock
03 Nov, 11:49
In defence of the maul
That their driving maul from the base of a perfectly drilled line-out was somehow turning people off the sport even though it was…
Daniel Gallan
03 Nov, 11:45
Curry declares a keen understanding of what makes Argentina tick
Tom Curry has explained his admiration of the passion that is a hallmark of the Argentina game but he wants the England calling ca…
03 Nov, 11:32
Four Premiership players named as Scotland make six XV changes
Gregor Townsend has unveiled a Scotland team showing six changes to take on Fiji this Saturday at BT Murrayfield a week after thei…
Liam Heagney
03 Nov, 10:36
Three backline changes as Ireland team named to face Springboks
Andy Farrell has announced an Ireland team to host the Springboks this Saturday in Dublin that has three changes - all in the back…
Liam Heagney
03 Nov, 10:08
Eight changes for Wales, including a debut for winger Rio Dyer
Wayne Pivac has named a Wales team to play the All Blacks on Saturday in Cardiff that sees eight changes and a debut for winger Ri…
Liam Heagney
03 Nov, 8:40
All Blacks make 11 changes to their team to take on Wales
Ian Foster has made eleven changes to his All Blacks side to take on Wales this Saturday a week after their hectic 38-31 win over …
Liam Heagney
03 Nov, 7:37
France make 11 changes to their team to face the Wallabies
France boss Fabien Galthie has named his team to host Australia this Saturday in Paris, the first outing for the 2022 Grand Slam c…
Liam Heagney
03 Nov, 7:15
Skelton returns as Wallabies ring changes for France
Dave Rennie is pledging to 'pick and stick' after making another raft of changes for the Wallabies' spring tour showdown with Euro…
03 Nov, 6:59
USA Eagles draft in Test coach heavyweights as they face the unthinkable
Gary Gold, the USA Eagles head coach, has drafted in experienced coaches Mario Ledesma and John Plumtree in a bid to grab the fina…
Chris Jones
03 Nov, 5:39
Nigel Owens' 'clear message' after controversial Glen Young yellow
Retired referee Nigel Owens has weighed in on last Saturday’s controversial decision by Luke Pearce to only yellow card Scotland…
Liam Heagney
03 Nov, 3:32
Nigel Owens' 'no debate whatsoever' advice to red-carded Retallick
Test centurion referee Nigel Owens has delivered his verdict on the red card given to seasoned All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick la…
Liam Heagney
03 Nov, 3:24
'It doesn't fall on Kinghorn': How Scotland really gifted a win to the Wallabies
Former All Blacks hooker James Parsons believes Scotland gifted the win to the Wallabies by squandering key moments during their h…
Finn Morton
03 Nov, 1:22
The Springboks don't need a No10, they just need a goal kicker
Damian Willemse already adequately covers the role, but fear not, as the bigger picture has been missed here - there is no need fo…
Ben Smith
02 Nov, 22:26
'They have nothing to lose': Former All Blacks' warning ahead of Welsh Test
Former Blues captain James Parsons has warned the All Blacks that Wales have “nothing to lose” ahead of their crunch Test clas…
Finn Morton
02 Nov, 21:03
Tupou expected to start against Six Nations champions France
Destructive prop Taniela Tupou will return to the Wallabies starting side after Allan Alaalatoa was ruled out of Sunday's showdown…
02 Nov, 19:08
England's Jonny May on brink of remarkable injury return against Argentina
Jonny May is set to complete a remarkable recovery from a dislocated elbow against Argentina on Sunday.
02 Nov, 18:06
Have Saracens reminded Eddie Jones what England have been missing?
Saracens have hauled themselves back into the spotlight of England selection by transforming their style of play.
Nick Bishop
02 Nov, 15:53
Rassie Erasmus vows his days as a water carrier are over
South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is relishing being back in the coaching box for the international against Ireland …
02 Nov, 13:50
Eight capped players included in All Blacks XV to take on Ireland A
Head coach Leon MacDonald has named the first-ever All Blacks XV match-day 23 for this Friday's fixture with the Irish Wolfhounds.
Tom Vinicombe
02 Nov, 13:11
Newcastle boss backs his Falcons to become key Pumas against England
Dave Walder, the Newcastle Falcons head coach, is backing his trio of Pumas to cause England problems at Twickenham on Sunday with…
Chris Jones
02 Nov, 13:06
Three uncapped players in England's 25-man squad for Argentina
Eddie Jones has named three uncapped players in his 25-man squad that prepares to take on Argentina this Sunday at Twickenham.
Josh Raisey
02 Nov, 12:18
Owen Farrell set to start for England after recovering from concussion
Owen Farrell is on course to start England’s autumn opener against Argentina at Twickenham on Sunday as he closes in on making a…
02 Nov, 10:59
'Can I keep up with that these days?'- Richie Gray on brother Jonny
Veteran lock Richie Gray is relishing being back in the Scotland squad after drifting out of the international picture in recent y…
02 Nov, 10:35
'We don't see them at all as being vulnerable'
Wales assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys has dismissed any notion of New Zealand vulnerability heading into Saturday’s Autumn Na…
02 Nov, 10:11
Ireland A name eight internationals in XV to face All Blacks XV
Ireland have named twelve internationals in their A squad to face the All Blacks XV this Friday, including eight in the starting X…
Josh Raisey
02 Nov, 9:43
'That was our downfall'- Vunipola on England's lessons from the past
The parallel between England's upcoming fixtures this month and what they might expect at the Rugby World Cup next year is not som…
Josh Raisey
02 Nov, 8:32
The lingering questions Eddie Jones must answer this autumn
Always a man who works to the finest detail, England coach Eddie Jones has lined up his four November opponents to mirror what the…
02 Nov, 7:30
Antoine Dupont relishes Springboks meeting with new France
Antoine Dupont is the reigning World Player of the Year and captained France to a first Grand Slam in more than a decade but the L…
02 Nov, 7:14
'There were 50 players... 20 of them are going to be left at home'
Captain Johnny Sexton says Ireland must keep striving for improvement in order to avoid complacency and a repeat of previous World…
02 Nov, 5:20
'Nervous whether I'd be able to play': Wallabies debutant opens up about gym injury
Wallaby Jock Campbell has opened up about the potentially devastating injury that left him “a bit nervous” last week, before h…
Finn Morton
02 Nov, 2:13
'It would be a belter': ANZAC team could take on B&I Lions in 2025
An ANZAC team could reportedly take on the British and Irish Lions during their 2025 tour to Australia, with New Zealand Rugby “…
Finn Morton
01 Nov, 23:46
'It makes a big difference': Who Will Genia would start at scrum half for Australia
Will Genia has revealed who he would want to start at scrumhalf for Australia in a big Test match, as he believes one player is be…
Finn Morton
01 Nov, 23:14
'Down to my preparation': Skelton makes big admission after joining Wallabies
Hoping to impress against rugby powerhouse France, giant lock Will Skelton admits he has so far under-delivered in his Wallabies …
01 Nov, 22:32
'Absolutely crazy': Baffling decision for Springboks-Ireland clash already causing headaches
The last time the two sides played in 2017 a similar situation played out with Ireland donning a greyish dark tone alternate jerse…
Sam Smith
01 Nov, 17:00
'The second time, I think I was swearing at myself...'
Soon-to-be centurion Test-level referee Wayne Barnes has criticised his performance in last Sunday’s Saracens versus Sale Gallag…
Liam Heagney
01 Nov, 14:36
Johnny Sexton has rubbished Ireland's current No1 world ranking
Johnny Sexton has said that Ireland must emulate South Africa in lifting the Webb Ellis Cup before they can truly be regarded as t…
01 Nov, 13:30
The retirement thoughts Ken Owens fought over the past 11 months
Ken Owens looks set to make a Wales return on Saturday after an eleven-month injury battle that severely tested his mental and phy…
01 Nov, 11:41
The 'exactly what you need' Springboks approach to facing Ireland
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has explained the logic behind his six/two ‘bomb squad’ split to face Ireland this weekend, a…
Liam Heagney
01 Nov, 11:24
Scotland name a replacement after injury forces Sam Skinner out
Edinburgh lock Jamie Hodgson has been called up to the Scotland squad after Sam Skinner withdrew through injury. The 27-year-old G…
01 Nov, 10:26
Jake White: Ireland are expected to beat the Boks after their heroics in New Zealand
The Test between Ireland and the Springboks sold out from the moment Ireland clinched the series in the summer and you’d expect …
Jake White
01 Nov, 9:48
Springboks explain naming Kolbe at No15, why he also covers No10
Saturday in Dublin will see a strange sight for Springboks fans - Cheslin Kolbe running out wearing the No15 jersey for the first …
Liam Heagney
01 Nov, 9:16
Kolbe recalled as Springboks make three changes to play Ireland
Jacques Nienaber has named a Springboks team to face Ireland this Saturday in Dublin that shows three changes - including a recall…
Liam Heagney
01 Nov, 8:08
World Rugby statement: Retallick cops ban after his red card
All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has copped a ban following his red card in the 66th minute of his country’s win last Saturday o…
Liam Heagney
01 Nov, 7:47
The former myth of a fading All Blacks aura is now a reality
Now, more than ever, the fear factor surrounding the All Blacks is flickering out.
Gregor Paul
01 Nov, 6:23
Cockerill's Matera verdict nine years after his Leicester stint
England's Richard Cockerill has given his verdict on Argentina forward Pablo Matera nine years after their paths first crossed at …
Liam Heagney
01 Nov, 5:14
'The Wallaby way': Holloway confident Australia can compete with the best
Australian flanker Jed Holloway is confident that if his team can compete with the best teams in the world if they play “the Wal…
Finn Morton
01 Nov, 0:15
'Become a real leader': Will Skelton a 'valuable asset' for Wallabies
His giant size and local knowledge make lock Will Skelton a "bloody valuable asset" for the Wallabies against France, according to…
31 Oct, 23:37
We expect so little from the All Blacks almost losing to Japan doesn't register
But do you hear and hue and cry from our rugby public? No, you don’t because, as I suggested last week, we’ve become condition…
Hamish Bidwell
31 Oct, 21:29
'Vying for blood': All Blacks great warns of 'tough' spring tour
Rugby World Cup winner Mils Muliaina has warned the All Blacks that the Northern Hemisphere teams will be “vying for blood” th…
Finn Morton
31 Oct, 21:26
How moving to Scotland 're-lit that fire' inside of former Wallaby
The Sydney-born back-rower won 14 caps for Australia between 2017 and 2019 but made his Scotland bow on Saturday.
31 Oct, 19:44
Whitelock leads All Blacks after Cane loss
Sam Whitelock will be New Zealand's replacement captain for the rest of the team's northern hemisphere tour, All Blacks forward co…
31 Oct, 15:34
'On the field, he's an absolute beast. He's a freak'
The pair are set to be reunited in the midfield when Argentina visit Twickenham on Sunday after starting two Tests together last a…
31 Oct, 15:23
'I have never faced New Zealand... I cannot wait'
Gloucester speedster in top form ahead of autumn Tests.
31 Oct, 13:11
Leinster's Abdaladze named in 34-man Georgia squad
Leinster prop Vakhtang Abdaladze has been named in Georgia's squad for the Autumn Nation Series.
Ian Cameron
31 Oct, 12:21
England name 36-man squad and call up backrower
Eddie Jones has named his 36-player England squad and called up a back-row reinforcement ahead of their opening Autumn Nations Ser…
Ian Cameron
31 Oct, 10:53
Ireland add 12 players to Autumn Nations squad
31 Oct, 10:01
Springboks admit to 'uncertainty' around duo
The Springboks have admitted to uncertainty around the availability of two individuals for their end-of-year tour of Europe.
Ian Cameron
31 Oct, 7:37
Rassie Erasmus: Why Boks dropped Joseph Dweba
Joseph Dweba has started in three Tests at hooker this year, but he has been ‘relegated’ to the South Africa ‘A’ team for …
Jan De Koning
31 Oct, 5:25
'Far too predictable': Carlos Spencer slams All Blacks after 'frustrating' performance
Rugby legend Carlos Spencer has slammed the All Blacks after a “frustrating” attacking display during their 38-31 win over Jap…
Finn Morton
30 Oct, 23:50
'No easy place to win': ABs legend praises Wallabies after 'great' result
All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens has praised the Wallabies for showing “a bit of character” in their hard-fought 16-15 win ove…
Finn Morton
30 Oct, 22:05
All Blacks Test further evidence of Japan's world class potential
"They were always trying something different and they were changing pictures for that All Black team and it made it hard to defend…
Ned Lester
30 Oct, 20:53
'Blatant red card': Fans react to 'baffling' decision not to send off Glen Young
Finn Morton
30 Oct, 20:04
Brodie Retallick's Northern Tour fate to be decided Tuesday
Retallick saw red for a dangerous clear-out on Kazuki Himeno in All Blacks’ 38-31 win over Japan in Tokyo at the weekend.
30 Oct, 17:08
Would Scotland have won if Finn Russell was playing?
For 79 minutes no one missed their exes. Ollie Smith was tearing up the Murrayfield turf from fullback. Blair Kinghorn was running…
Daniel Gallan
30 Oct, 8:26
'It's a good story, a good one for Michael to bring him back in'
London Irish have paid tribute to Agustin Creevy for forcing his way back on the Test rugby scene with Argentina, who open their A…
Liam Heagney
30 Oct, 6:00
'Flush the toliet': All Blacks fans not convinced after struggle over Japan
The All Blacks have copped a truck load of flak after a poor showing in the first Test of their end of year tour against Japan.
Sam Smith
30 Oct, 4:50
What Gregor Townsend told Glen Young after his yellow card clear-out
Gregor Townsend has backed the hurting Blair Kinghorn to bounce back from his costly late penalty miss in the agonising 16-15 Scot…
30 Oct, 4:05
Ian Foster responds after swipe at All Blacks' aura by Jamie Joseph
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has hit back at Jamie Joseph’s claim that teams no longer fear the All Blacks.
Finn Morton
30 Oct, 2:21
'Mentally, a step behind': Mo'unga on tight Japan Test
Mo'unga was questioned sideline after the game, agreeing with the observation that the All Blacks looked fatigued.
Ned Lester
30 Oct, 0:48
'Anyone can beat anyone': Rennie upbeat ahead of France challenge after downing Scotland
While the victory over Scotland did snap the Wallabies’ three match losing streak, their next Test might just be their toughest …
Finn Morton
30 Oct, 0:00
'Count himself pretty lucky': Scotland escape red card for high clean-out on McDermott
Luke Pearce’s decision to not send off Scotland’s Glen Young after a controversial clean-out against the Wallabies has been sl…
Finn Morton
29 Oct, 23:13
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster not convinced on Retallick red card
The card was given for a breakdown infringement when Retallick made contact with the back of Kazuki Himeno's neck.
Ned Lester
29 Oct, 22:21
Wallabies player ratings vs Scotland | Autumn Internationals
The Wallabies got their five-match spring tour off to an ideal start, as they fought for a tough 16-15 win over Scotland at Murray…
Finn Morton
29 Oct, 21:47
Hooper praises Wallabies 'grit' in his winning return to Test rugby
As the chants of happy birthday rang out across Murrayfield, Michael Hooper was all smiles after making a successful return to the…
29 Oct, 20:53
All Blacks lose Sam Cane and Dane Coles for rest of the year
The All Blacks have lost two more players to injury including captain Sam Cane and veteran hooker Dane Coles.
Ben Smith
29 Oct, 20:47
Scotland player ratings vs Australia | Autumn Nations Series
Scotland player ratings: It was a scrappy game, one that could have ended with either team lifting the Hopetoun Cup. It all came d…
Daniel Gallan
29 Oct, 15:47
Worrying Lawes 'symptoms' update five weeks after his head injury
Northampton boss Phil Dowson says that England captain Courtney Lawes continues to have symptoms after suffering a head injury fiv…
29 Oct, 13:38
The Martin Johnson pep talk that inspired Jack van Poortvliet
Jack van Poortvliet will enter World Cup year inspired by a talk from Martin Johnson that will fuel his drive to become the first-…
29 Oct, 13:05
'That's a high degree of danger with no mitigation... red card'
Ian Foster has jumped to the defence of red-carded All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick following his dismissal in the close-run win o…
Liam Heagney
29 Oct, 10:26
Sale name 'X-factor and superpower' of new England rookie Roebuck
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has revealed the X-factor and superpower that has brought Tom Roebuck, the new England call-up, to the at…
Liam Heagney
29 Oct, 8:02
The Irish verdict on rookie Pearson's latest England involvement
London Irish are hopeful that Tom Pearson has returned from Jersey another step closer to making his England Test debut.
Liam Heagney
29 Oct, 6:38
Best loosehead in the world should be England captain - Andy Goode
Injuries might just have presented Eddie Jones with an open goal in terms of the England captaincy and he shouldn’t hesitate in …
Andy Goode
29 Oct, 5:54
Retallick red-carded as Japan give All Blacks an almighty scare
New Zealand have kicked off their end-of-year tour with a 38-31 victory over Japan but the makeshift All Blacks were given an almi…
29 Oct, 5:35
All Blacks player ratings vs Japan | Autumn Internationals
The All Blacks kept the lead in the second half but never looked completely convincing in their 38-31 win.
Ben Smith
29 Oct, 4:04
Wallabies captain's 'one wish' for Scotland test
Slipper feels a lack of discipline has been a major weakness for Australia, particularly on easily avoidable penalties like offsid…
28 Oct, 23:54
Tuivasa-Sheck's union gamble finally paying off
The 29-year-old abandoned a flourishing rugby league career at the end of 2021 in a bid to land a place in the All Blacks squad.
28 Oct, 17:24
England prop Vunipola likens November series to a 'mini World Cup'
England prop Mako Vunipola believes this autumn’s ‘mini World Cup’ will lay the foundations for the real thing next year.
28 Oct, 14:17
'Completely different' Wales warning ahead of All Blacks visit
Kieran Hardy has issued a warning to Wales ahead of their Autumn Nations Series opener against New Zealand next weekend.
28 Oct, 10:41
Ritchie names one Hogg tactic he wants to use as Scotland captain
New Scotland skipper Jamie Ritchie has explained there is one particular Stuart Hogg captaincy trait he would like to keep on usin…
28 Oct, 9:50
Erasmus explains decision to axe Vermeulen for Springboks tour
Duane Vermeulen was the big-name casualty when the Springboks confirmed their European tour squad on Friday, the veteran No8 being…
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 9:27
The England verdict on the return of Kyle Sinckler
England forwards coach Richard Cockerill has given his verdict on how Kyle Sinckler is faring in his first involvement with the sq…
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 7:38
RFU statement: England player names on shirts versus Argentina
England are set to break the mould at Test level next month after deciding to put the names of players on the back of shirts for t…
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 5:47
Springboks explain recall of Jason Jenkins, last capped in 2018
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has explained the sudden inclusion of Jason Jenkins in their tour squad four years after th…
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 4:06
35-strong Springboks squad includes Libbok, Mngomezulu and Jenkins
South African boss Jacques Nienaber has named a 35-strong Springboks squad for their upcoming European tour that includes a first …
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 3:09
'I'm ready': Robertson talks All Blacks coaching role and Crusaders new recruits
“I’ve spent the last 15 years coaching to get ready to be the head coach for the All Blacks, that’s really clear.”
Ned Lester
27 Oct, 21:08
Dempsey named to suit up for Scotland against former Wallaby team
Former Wallabies back-rower Jack Dempsey will be unleashed off the bench to tackle his Australian countrymen
27 Oct, 17:13
'He wasn't part of an academy system': Rennie to give late-blooming Wallaby fullback a crack
Dismissed as too small and too slow, Coach Dave Rennie is promising the 27-year-old some game time as he continues his search for …
27 Oct, 16:56
The Melbourne message that Townsend has warned his Scotland about
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is braced for a formidable Test against Australia on Saturday, dismissing any suggestion that …
27 Oct, 12:12
Scotland name team for Australia that shows six XV changes
Gregor Townsend has named a Scotland XV to face Australia this Saturday at BT Murrayfield that has six changes from the team that …
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 9:43
Hooper recalled as Wallabies make five changes for tour opener
Dave Rennie has made five changes to his Australia team for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series game versus Scotland following the …
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 7:16
The 'day in and day out' reason why Kinghorn has Scotland backing
Grant Gilchrist has backed his Edinburgh teammate Blair Kinghorn to handle the responsibility of replacing Finn Russell as the Sco…
27 Oct, 6:17
The bold prediction Wales have made about Christ Tshiunza
Wayne Pivac has described Exeter prospect Christ Tshiunza as a big player for the future ahead of an Autumn Nations Series that co…
27 Oct, 6:02
The Sale verdict on their live scrum/maul session with Argentina
Alex Sanderson has given his verdict after Sale hosted a 29-man Argentina squad at Carrington ahead of the Pumas' Test versus Engl…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 4:45
12 changes for All Blacks, including a first Tuivasa-Sheck start
The All Blacks have made a dozen changes to their starting XV to face Japan on Saturday, Brodie Retallick, Richie Mo’unga and Ca…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 3:55
Twickenham Test a chance for All Blacks and Springboks to right recent wrongs
France and Ireland sit at the pinnacle of the world game at present - that's not up for debate. But is it South Africa or New Zeal…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Oct, 23:25
There is a distinct chance the Wallabies could return home winless
An understrength Wallabies look to take on the might of European rugby in their own backyard - a daunting challenge for Dave Renni…
Nick Turnbull
26 Oct, 21:00
Ex-Wallaby Dempsey racing the clock to make Scotland debut
Former Wallaby Jack Dempsey looks to be winning his battle with a rib injury and could be in line to make his Scotland debut.
26 Oct, 17:00
Wallabies' Hooper to make his return against Scotland
Former skipper Michael Hooper has been rushed back into the Wallabies starting side to take on Scotland
26 Oct, 15:59
'Natural fit' Genge receives backing to be the England captain
The leadership credentials of Ellis Genge have received an emphatic endorsement from the most capped England player as contingency…
26 Oct, 14:30
Gloucester share a 'fingers crossed' Jonny May injury update
Gloucester boss George Skivington believes that the serious mental resilience of Jonny May will serve him well as he awaits the de…
26 Oct, 10:18
Exeter explain why they pulled unhappy Hogg early last Saturday
Exeter head coach Ali Hepher has explained why Stuart Hogg can be his own worst enemy when it comes to dealing with injuries. The …
Chris Jones
26 Oct, 8:08
Cockerill's England squad update zeroes in on hooker situation
England assistant Richard Cockerill has given his assessment of how Eddie Jones’ squad have fared in the early part of their Aut…
Liam Heagney
26 Oct, 7:39
The Erasmus verdict on Libbok, Mngomezulu after Springboks camp
Rassie Erasmus has given his thoughts on how newcomers Manie Libbok and Sacha Mngomezulu fared during this week’s Springboks tra…
Liam Heagney
26 Oct, 6:58
NZR statement: Saturday's All Blacks, Black Ferns fixtures gaffe
New Zealand Rugby have issued a statement admitting it neglected to take into account the women’s World Cup schedule when organi…
Liam Heagney
26 Oct, 5:23
All Blacks XV bring in six replacements for two-Test campaign
A heavy injury toll in the final rounds of this year's NPC competition coupled with a raft of players being called up to the All B…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Oct, 4:50
'If he has picked on form, f*** me it was a great 20 minutes'
Former Scotland second row Jim Hamilton and ex-England out-half Andy Goode have engaged in a lengthy discussion about the controve…
Liam Heagney
26 Oct, 4:37
Kellaway excited to face off with former U10s teammate in Scotland
"Jack and I started at the Waratahs together, and before that we were playing for Gordon in the under-10s together."
25 Oct, 23:04
I can't believe that this is what rugby in New Zealand has come to
Mils Muliaina’s comment that it would be acceptable for the All Blacks to lose to Scotland, on their upcoming tour, is the sadly…
Hamish Bidwell
25 Oct, 16:28
'Scary things' have Scotland on edge for the opener with Australia
Steve Tandy has backed Jamie Ritchie to embrace the Scotland captaincy as the Edinburgh flanker prepares to lead the national team…
25 Oct, 13:45
Barbarians name Marchant as one of three more players to face ABs
Joe Marchant has become the latest out-of-favour England player to accept an invitation from the Barbarians to join their squad fo…
Liam Heagney
25 Oct, 12:46
Ireland boss Farrell targets Springboks' 'unique way of playing'
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell says that none of his squad’s injured players have been ruled out of next week’s Autumn Nation…
25 Oct, 12:23
Wales explain 'dark times' reason for naming Tipuric as captain
New Wales captain Justin Tipuric will lead his country into the Autumn Nations Series after an intense 15-month injury battle that…
25 Oct, 11:44
Saracens' update on England doubt Farrell three days after injury
Saracens have provided an update on the first steps being taken by Owen Farrell in his bid to get back fit in time for the start o…
Liam Heagney
25 Oct, 10:37
'Not fit for purpose': NZ Rugby blasted for schedule clash
While the All Blacks are back on the menu this weekend, the Black Ferns will also be tackling Wales in their World Cup quarter-fin…
Sam Smith
25 Oct, 9:38
The 'better watch what I say' Irish update on the injured Arundell
London Irish boss Declan Kidney has confirmed that teenage sensation Henry Arundell is still in with a shout of playing for Englan…
Liam Heagney
25 Oct, 9:21
Ireland statement: Positive injury update for Farrell's squad
Andy Farrell has had a fitness boost ahead of this November’s Autumn Nations Series, as Ireland have reported that the recent in…
Liam Heagney
25 Oct, 7:51
The 'quite weird' Redpath reaction to his Scotland unavailability
Cameron Redpath is finally back to full fitness and is raring to go with Scotland, but the Bath midfielder is unavailable for this…
Liam Heagney
25 Oct, 7:15
The 'definite highlight' Tipuric reaction being named Wales captain
Ospreys flanker Justin Tipuric will captain Wales in the Autumn Nations Series. The 33-year-old, who has won 86 caps, takes over f…
25 Oct, 6:19
Wales draft in a replacement as Dewi Lake is ruled out of series
Dewi Lake has been ruled out of Wales’ Autumn Nations Series due to a shoulder injury. The Ospreys hooker was hurt during his te…
25 Oct, 5:29
Argentina assemble squad of 29 for their pre-England training camp
Michael Cheika has brought together a squad of 29 for this week’s three-day Argentina training camp at Sale, the Manchester-base…
Liam Heagney
25 Oct, 5:16
Mark Telea joins All Blacks, still no replacements named for XV
Mark Telea has been called into the All Blacks as cover for Leicester Fai'anganuku, who travelled home from Japan this week for fa…
Ned Lester
25 Oct, 0:57
'Just go out there and care': Jason Ryan on All Blacks coaching call-up and Ellis Park test
"I remember driving on the bus to Ellis Park and I could just feel it, you could feel it on the bus, it was immense, the pressure.…
Ned Lester
24 Oct, 22:50
Michael Hooper offers candid reflection of past three months and his mental health journey
"As a younger man, I viewed asking for help as, I guess, a bit of a weakness. You want to feel like you have it all worked out and…
24 Oct, 16:33
All Blacks lose another player ahead end-of-year tour
A seventh All Blacks player has been forced to withdraw from the team's end-of-year tour of Japan and Europe.
Ian Cameron
24 Oct, 8:24
Slade among 3 call-ups as England confirm injury toll
Henry Slade's omission from Eddie Jones England squad has in the end been short-lived as the RFU confirm the extent of injuries su…
Ian Cameron
24 Oct, 8:11
Four more Wales players potentially out of Autumn Nations Series
Wayne Pivac's Wales have been hit by a spate of late injuries on the eve of the Autumn Nations Series.
Ian Cameron
24 Oct, 6:04
'Why he's not in the All Blacks XV squad, I will never know'
Wellington Lions coach Leo Crowley is the latest high profile critic of the All Blacks XV selections.
Sam Smith
24 Oct, 0:28
How the All Blacks XV are suffering from their big brother's injury toll
The All Blacks XV squad was named with 28 players, of which four have been injured and another four called into the All Blacks as …
Ned Lester
24 Oct, 0:06
'If they lose against Scotland, I'm okay with that': Muliaina on All Blacks' Northern Tour priorities
"I will be ok with that, if they come away with the English test and they're really humming, I think they'll go into 2024 really c…
Ned Lester
23 Oct, 20:35
'A free bar - and chip butties for everyone!'
Ex-footballer Roddy Collins has hilariously recounted how he became a friend for life with Shaun Edwards after he mistook the curr…
Liam Heagney
23 Oct, 5:59
Former RFU boss blasts union and calls for radical reform of English game
Francis Baron, the former Rugby Football Union chief executive, is calling for a radical reform of the governing body.
Chris Jones
23 Oct, 5:21
The 'mega' Quirke reaction when 'told by Eddie he had three games'
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has revealed the depth of his admiration for the maturity shown by young Raffi Quirke in his recent comeb…
Liam Heagney
23 Oct, 5:15
Harlequins set to lose Wilco Louw to Jake White's Bulls
The Bulls have strengthened their front five with the acquisitional of Wilco Louw, who will leave Harlequins in July. The tighthea…
Stefan Frost
23 Oct, 4:50
Elton Jantjies breaks silence on Boks omission
Elton Jantjies says he “supports” the decision not to include him in the Bok squad for the upcoming November tour.
22 Oct, 6:51
'Are you doing enough?': Mark Robinson questioned on rugby's influence and domestic violence
New Zealand Rugby CEO, Mark Robinson, has fronted a line of direct questions around domestic violence while discussing the rugby c…
Ned Lester
21 Oct, 21:53
Six All Blacks withdrawn from Japan tour
The All Blacks have been forced to make personnel changes ahead of their departure to Tokyo for the Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup.
21 Oct, 16:38
'It would be amazing to work with him... if I don't get picked I don't get in a strop'
Former Wasps and England wing Christian Wade has given his take on working with Eddie Jones and the prospect of being coached by S…
Ian Cameron
21 Oct, 12:08
Former England captain Chris Robshaw retires
Former England captain Chris Robshaw has announced his retirement. Robshaw, 36, made his Test debut in 2009 and went on to win 66 …
21 Oct, 7:58
Laurie Fischer pulling no punches in new Wallabies coaching role
Newly appointed interim assistant coach Laurie Fischer has made it clear he won't tolerate mediocrity from the Wallabies on the fi…
21 Oct, 1:06
'I didn't actually sign up': The time Ruben Love was tricked into pursuing rugby
Only three outside backs were selected for the All Blacks XV squad, making Love's inclusion especially promising for his future in…
Ned Lester
20 Oct, 20:08
Solving the Springboks' No.10 conundrum
There are serious problems at No 10. There is no universally loved figure ready and able to occupy this crucial post.
Daniel Gallan
20 Oct, 9:28
Sale helping Argentina ahead of their clash with England
Sale Sharks are to help prepare Argentina for their opening Autumn international with England at Twickenham on November 6 with the…
Chris Jones
20 Oct, 6:47
England will be the blockbuster, but Scotland is the banana peel for the All Blacks
Most would pick the England test as the toughest of this tour, and it will be tough, but Scotland is the less fancied opponent tha…
Ben Smith
20 Oct, 1:20
'I can do some of the things he did': New Wallabies winger hopes to have 'Israel Folau' like impact
Mark Nawaqanitawase hopes to bring an Israel Folau-like X-factor to the Wallabies after being summonsed from holidays.
20 Oct, 0:46
All Blacks are a 'dangerous animal' right now says Wales coach Pivac
Wales boss Wayne Pivac believes that New Zealand's blistering finish to the Rugby Championship makes them a "dangerous animal".
19 Oct, 20:32
'My dad doesn't want me to': Ex-Wallaby on the verge of playing against Australia
Former Wallabies' flanker Jack Dempsey has switched rugby nations and is now in line to make his Test debut for Scotland.
19 Oct, 16:35
Townsend explains Russell axe, stripping Hogg's Scotland captaincy
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has insisted that disciplinary issues played no part in his selection snubs for Finn Russell a…
19 Oct, 15:08
'Really not sure if the relationship recovers from this'
Gregor Townsend’s decision to leave Finn Russell out of the Scotland squad for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series has been a hot…
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 14:34
The 'sensible' Exeter reaction to the England snub of Henry Slade
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has reacted magnanimously to the decision on Monday by Eddie Jones not to recall the fit-again Henry Slade …
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 12:54
No Russell in Scotland squad of 40 that has three uncapped players
Racing 92 fly-half Finn Russell has been left out of the Scotland squad for the Autumn Nations Series while Jamie Ritchie takes ov…
19 Oct, 11:27
For the All Blacks' sake, the Crusaders must spread the love
The selection of so many young, unproven Crusaders in the All Blacks XV raises the question whether New Zealand Rugby should inves…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Oct, 10:16
Andy Farrell includes six uncapped players in 37-man Ireland squad
Andy Farrell has named six uncapped players in his 37-man Ireland squad for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series which begins with a…
Kim Ekin
19 Oct, 9:35
RFU statement: England arrange 'benchmark' pre-World Cup friendly
Eddie Jones has added an away date in Ireland to the World Cup 2023 build-up he has planned for his England squad next year. It is…
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 9:21
Erasmus takes a pop at Eddie Jones over dual-qualified Mngomezulu
Rassie Erasmus has returned to the Springboks media spotlight with aplomb, even taking a pop at England boss Eddie Jones amid repo…
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 6:46
Wales to be given an 'unacceptable behaviour' lecture next Monday
Wales boss Wayne Pivac will remind his squad of the national team’s values after Cardiff took action against some of their playe…
19 Oct, 4:04
'Ready to go': Michael Hooper could make return against Scotland
Michael Hooper could be set for a surprise return in Australia's spring tour-opening Test against Scotland.
19 Oct, 2:19
Wallabies treating gruelling Autumn schedule as World Cup dry run
The Wallabies are carrying a World Cup-type mindset into a gruelling spring tour of Europe that Dave Rennie's men hope proves a tu…
19 Oct, 0:04
Former Bok captain not sold on Johan Goosen as Springboks flyhalf
Springbok legend Jean de Villiers believes the flyhalf position is a “big red flag” for the Springboks ahead of their Tests in…
Warren Fortune
18 Oct, 21:14
All Black wing George Bridge on his 'forced' decision to leave New Zealand
All Blacks wing George Bridge has opened up his call to finish his New Zealand rugby career ahead of Canterbury's NPC final agains…
Ben Smith
18 Oct, 20:16
Rieko Ioane signs short-term extension with New Zealand Rugby
All Blacks midfielder Rieko Ioane has extended his contract with New Zealand Rugby until the end of 2023.
Sam Smith
18 Oct, 17:58
Bridge among trio the Barbarians have added to face All Blacks XV
Out-of-favour All Blacks winger George Bridge has been added to Scott Robertson’s Barbarians squad to take on an All Blacks XV i…
Kim Ekin
18 Oct, 14:24
Erasmus breaks silence on Munster return and his 2019 Foley promise
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has revealed that he will next month keep the poignant promise he made in 2019 about…
Liam Heagney
18 Oct, 8:42
No Dan Biggar as Wales name five uncapped players in 35-man squad
Dan Biggar has not been included in Wales’ 35-man Autumn Nations Series squad due to the continued assessment of his knee injury…
Liam Heagney
18 Oct, 7:34
Erasmus explains why Jantjies hasn't gotten a Springboks recall
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has explained why the Springboks will not be recalling the out-of-favour Elton Jantj…
Liam Heagney
18 Oct, 7:10
Springboks name 26-man squad for Stellenbosch training camp
Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks have named a 26-strong squad for a three-day training camp next weekend at Stellenbosch to begin p…
Liam Heagney
18 Oct, 6:08
Have the All Blacks XV if you like, but make it New Zealand's genuine second XV
What’s the point of Tupou Vaa’i, Stephen Perofeta, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Folau Fakatava and others traipsing round with the All…
Hamish Bidwell
17 Oct, 22:53
'Let's be honest, some of these guys aren't proven': Ex-Crusader on All Blacks XV selections
Former Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall has offered his view on the All Blacks XV selections which may have an adverse impact.
Sam Smith
17 Oct, 17:09
France hand recall to Fijian-born powerhouse Raka for November internationals
France have recalled Fijian-born Clermont winger Alivereti Raka for the autumn international series, which kicks off with a test a…
17 Oct, 15:41
'When you're a tough, gritty player like Owen, it's harder to be liked'
Farrell is on course to win his 100th cap in the November 19th appointment with New Zealand.
17 Oct, 13:40
Ireland trio out of Autumn series, 3 more could follow
Three Ireland internationals have been ruled out in Andy Farrell's plans for the Autumn Nations Series this November after a bruta…
Ian Cameron
17 Oct, 12:55
England reveal latest coaching hire is hockey guru
Former Great Britain Hockey coach Danny Kerry has joined the England staff as training coordinator, the RFU have revealed.
Ian Cameron
17 Oct, 8:42
Eddie Jones' message to Slade and the other cut England players
England face Argentina, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa next month.
17 Oct, 8:05
The 7 major omissions from England's 36-man Autumn Nations squad
There have been a number of omissions from Eddie Jones' England squad for the Autumn Nations Series as the men in white prepare to…
Ian Cameron
17 Oct, 7:14
Slade cut as England's November squad named
Harlequins wing Cadan Murley features in a senior England squad for the first time.
17 Oct, 5:38
Ardie Savea confirms where he will head offshore after World Cup
All Blacks and Hurricanes loose forward Ardie Savea has confirmed he will take an offshore playing break in 2024.
Sam Smith
17 Oct, 2:00
Dave Rennie clarifies the plan for Wallabies captaincy with Hooper returning
The Wallabies have been boosted by the return of Michael Hooper, the most capped Wallaby captain of all-time, for their Spring tou…
Ben Smith
16 Oct, 21:07
'Can someone tell me what Pita Gus has done?': Capped All Black misses out again
Recently capped All Black and Taranaki loose forward Pita Gus Sowakula was left out of both the All Blacks and All Black XV tourin…
Sam Smith
16 Oct, 19:40
RFU chief says Premiership 'nuclear option' is now 'on the table'
The plight of Worcester and Wasps has seen the spotlight fall on the future of English club rugby.
16 Oct, 16:11
Wales fears grow for Biggar but England set for Lawes boost
Fears are growing that Dan Biggar will be unable to lead Wales in their Autumn internationals with the outside half seeking specia…
Chris Jones
16 Oct, 6:06
England duo injured on eve of Autumn Nations Series
Two more England stars have been injured with just weeks to go until Eddie Jones' men contest the Autumn Nations Series.
Ian Cameron
16 Oct, 5:07
Hooper returns for Australia's Northern Tour
Coach Dave Rennie named a 36-man squad on Sunday that included Hooper, however he said prop James Slipper would continue as captai…
15 Oct, 22:31
Last chance saloon arrives for 'master of none' Damian McKenzie
Is he a 10, or is he a 15? That's the conundrum that's plagued Damian McKenzie throughout his eight-year professional career to da…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Oct, 9:37
OTD: Andy Robinson appointed England head coach
A month after the shock resignation of World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward, Robinson stepped up from his role as caretaker,…
15 Oct, 1:37
Next year's World Cup won't be Eddie Jones' last tournament as coach
Eddie Jones is determined for his long-standing association with the World Cup to continue beyond the conclusion of his England co…
14 Oct, 15:49
The Rassie Erasmus documentary and his advice for 'flawless people'
Rassie Erasmus is set to return to the international stage with a bang in the coming weeks as the release of the documentary filme…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 11:18
The major challenge ahead for New Zealand's once premier wing
Sevu Reece no doubt had to think long and hard about signing a new contract with New Zealand Rugby, even with the World Cup on the…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Oct, 10:54
Japan XV bests Australia A in 15-try thriller
Japan XV has prevailed 52-48 against Australia A in a stunning 15-try point-scoring extravaganza in the final match of the teams…
Sam Smith
14 Oct, 9:25
Ex-All Black Fifita must attend tackle school or delay Tonga debut
Former All Blacks forward Vaea Fifita must successfully come through tackle school or his intended debut for Tonga will be pushed …
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 6:41
Confirmed: Former All Black George Bridge is heading to Europe
The Crusaders have announced that former All Blacks George Bridge has played his final game in the red and black jersey and will s…
Sam Smith
13 Oct, 14:49
All Blacks' clash with Japan could end more careers than it ignites
Finally, after what's felt like an eternity, New Zealand fans will get the chance to see what the likes of Folau Fakatava, Stephen…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Oct, 14:24
Statement throws Dan Biggar's Autumn Nations Series into doubt
A Northampton Saints statement has thrown doubt on Dan Biggar's participation in the Autumn Nation Series this afternoon.
Ian Cameron
13 Oct, 10:11
Anthony Seibold is reportedly set to quit as an England assistant
Eddie Jones is braced for another backroom staff reshuffle less than a year out from the World Cup following reports in Australia …
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 10:00
The gloves are off in rugby's newest rivalry
Last week I sobbed through Kenneth Branagh’s ode to his home town of Belfast. It doesn’t take much to move me to tears...
Daniel Gallan
13 Oct, 9:08
There's something off about a Moana Pasifika MVP playing for the All Blacks XV
Levi Aumua's inclusion in the All Blacks XV has answered one question that's been festering since Moana Pasifika were announced as…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Oct, 8:38
Sevu Reece re-signs with the Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby
Reece has 44 tries in 55 appearances along with four Super Rugby championship titles since his debut for the Canterbury side in Ma…
Ned Lester
13 Oct, 0:58
Ian Foster making no promises on minutes for Tuivasa-Sheck and fringe players
"We're making all sorts of assessments on players, on how they're training, the energy levels and the opportunities that they need…
Ned Lester
12 Oct, 23:43
How the All Blacks XV can use Damian McKenzie
"Depending on Jordie Barrett and what his position is going to be moving forward, that double pivot role, Damo can do that positio…
Ned Lester
12 Oct, 18:44
How the All Blacks XV could backfire on NZ Rugby
Will the All Blacks XV act as another carrot to prevent New Zealand’s next generation of talent from taking their services offsh…
Tom Vinicombe
12 Oct, 5:39
Levi Aumua knocking at the door for All Blacks selection
Whether it be NPC or even this year With Moana Pacifica - his ability to be able to beat the tackle one on one or even two to thre…
Ned Lester
12 Oct, 3:28
The 'most scary thing' Schalk Burger ever saw on the rugby field
Schalk Burger has labelled Samoan powerhouse Henry Tuilagi as the scariest thing he ever saw on the rugby field with the Springbok…
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 9:15
Tom Banks handed No 15 jersey for Australia A in final tour match
Melbourne Rebels scrumhalf James Tuttle has been named to lead Australia A in their final match against the Japan XV in Osaka on F…
Sam Smith
11 Oct, 6:29
Joe Marchant becomes latest England player linked to Top 14 switch
England midfielder Joe Marchant has been strongly linked with a switch to the Top 14 following next year’s World Cup in France. …
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 6:22
'We cannot change this team': Sir John Kirwan warns against experimentation on All Blacks tour
Former All Black great Sir John Kirwan has warned against experimenting with the All Blacks side.
Sam Smith
11 Oct, 0:31
All Blacks 'owe' Stephen Perofeta says head coach Ian Foster
Ian Foster said that he feels like they 'owe' Perofeta another chance to show what he has learned from being in the All Blacks env…
Sam Smith
10 Oct, 23:25
Japan could tip over All Blacks in ambush warns former Top League player
Former Highlanders lock Joey Wheeler has warned the All Blacks over what awaits the side on the first match of the Northern Tour.
Sam Smith
10 Oct, 21:37
Emerging Ireland accused of gamesmanship after 3-nil tour of SA
The Emerging Ireland team will celebrate an unbeaten three-match tour of South Africa. However, their hosts are fuming over the ob…
Jan De Koning
10 Oct, 8:43
Irish import Oli Jager takes a step closer to All Blacks
Irish-born tighthead Oli Jager has taken a step closer to donning the famous black jersey after being named in a 28-man All Blacks…
Ian Cameron
10 Oct, 5:01
Patrick Tuipulotu to captain All Blacks XV as squad named
Auckland and Blues lock Patrick Tuipulotu will captain the inaugural All Blacks XV squad selected for two matches against Ireland …
Sam Smith
09 Oct, 23:40
All Blacks squad named for Northern Tour
The bulk of the Rugby Championship squad has been retained as the All Blacks set their sights on the Northern Tour.
Online Editors
08 Oct, 23:41
Tom Banks returns to help Australia A to thrilling win over Japan
Wallabies fullback Tom Banks has made a successful return from a sickening arm injury as Australia A beat Japan XV.
08 Oct, 22:20
Jake White delivers bad news on Boks rookie Moodie
One of the Bulls’ most talented and exciting players will miss the Springboks’ year-end tour through injury.
Jan De Koning
08 Oct, 10:35
'I saw Jonny May in the kit shed and I was like wow, this is cool'
Freddie Steward was all sweetness and light when he took 18 minutes out of his Thursday afternoon to entertain a group of journali…
Liam Heagney
08 Oct, 4:15
'Surely this is a joke': New Zealand Rugby lambasted over new investment
New Zealand Rugby has raised the heckles of many online fans with their latest curious investment.
Sam Smith
07 Oct, 11:32
Will Skelton has his say on Kerr-Barlow's Wallabies ambition
Lock Will Skelton has given his view on the ambition of his La Rochelle club colleague Tawera Kerr-Barlow, the 2015 All Blacks Wor…
Liam Heagney
07 Oct, 6:00
All Blacks coach Ian Foster on Tuivasa-Sheck's latest move to the wing
Tuivasa-Sheck has been used sparingly by Ian Foster with just two bench appearances so far in his brief All Black career, but his …
Sam Smith
07 Oct, 1:09
'Quite a bit': Crusaders rival on how much chat Dane Coles dishes out
Crusaders rival and All Black teammate Braydon Ennor says he was 'not surprised' to hear of Dane Coles run-in with Pumas loose for…
Sam Smith
06 Oct, 17:24
Ex-Ireland hooker reveals the club that Rory Sutherland is joining
Lions prop Rory Sutherland has reportedly found himself a new club in the URC, but it isn’t with any of the teams he was initial…
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 17:07
Sean O'Brien agrees to play at grassroots AIL level in Ireland
Former British and Irish Lions back-rower Sean O’Brien has agreed to prolong his career at grassroots level in Ireland by signin…
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 11:33
Tall, dark and Hansen
Mack Hansen has been a breath of fresh air in the Ireland set-up and integral to Connacht's squad but his journey to Galway is lit…
Garry Doyle
06 Oct, 5:43
Australia A make five changes for second Japan clash
Australia A coach Jason Gilmore has made five changes to the starting team for Saturday's second clash against Japan XV in Fukuoka…
06 Oct, 5:05
Another All Black re-signs for 2023 World Cup
“He’s a quiet family man with strong values but is also a strong contributor to our team discussions – we are pleased to hav…
Ned Lester
06 Oct, 0:59
'We have to endure it': How referees are handling criticism
"We do have mental skills help in the background," O'Keeffe continued. "Especially in New Zealand Rugby, we have that resource but…
Ned Lester
05 Oct, 22:01
'I have my philosophies': Referee Ben O'Keeffe reveals how he previews games
"It's all related to what going to surprise me in this game, because as soon as referees are surprised, that's when they start mak…
Ned Lester
05 Oct, 18:47
Chiefs fullback reportedly being targeted by new NRL side
The Chiefs could be set to lose another player if rumours out of Australia are to be believed.
Sam Smith
05 Oct, 11:42
Excitement over Luatua's Samoa call-up is ruined by Bristol update
Excitement that Steven Luatua was one of two former All Blacks named in the 31-strong Samoa squad for their upcoming European tour…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 10:10
The All Blacks have found their No 12 - and must stick with him
Jordie Barrett is the answer to the All Blacks' problems in the midfield.
Nick Bishop
05 Oct, 7:54
Former All Black Steven Luatua to suit up for Samoa in November
Two former All Blacks will join Samoa's ranks for their upcoming trip to Europe.
Tom Vinicombe
05 Oct, 6:00
World Rugby statement: MND study findings on ex-Scottish players
World Rugby has welcomed the findings of a study which revealed concerning evidence of a considerably increased risk of motor neur…
05 Oct, 5:55
'Fantastic' Barnes set to overtake Owens' Test referee record
England referee Wayne Barnes is set to make history when he takes charge of his 100th and 101st Test matches during the upcoming N…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 4:55
'He's in tremendous shape, body weight is good, he's lean, ripped'
England have declared themselves pleased with what they saw of Manu Tuilagi at this week’s three-day training camp in London ahe…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 4:28
Rugby authorities urged to cut out contact training to reduce the risk of MND
Research led by the University of Glasgow found evidence of an increased risk of motor neurone disease among former rugby players.
04 Oct, 20:46
Saracens statement: Jamie George injury update
Saracens have confirmed that Jamie George will miss the upcoming Autumn Nations Series with England following an injury to his foo…
Liam Heagney
04 Oct, 10:23
SA Rugby statement: Rassie Erasmus and the upcoming A team tour
Fresh from the expiry of his lengthy World Rugby ban, South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has given himself an additiona…
Liam Heagney
04 Oct, 5:35
Jordie Barrett confirms playing future in New Zealand
“I feel as though the Hurricanes franchise is in a really good place at the moment and I feel like the All Blacks are building t…
03 Oct, 22:35
'You can't take too many risks': Pundits project areas of concern for All Blacks XV
"What we need to make sure that people are aware of, is this is basically an All Blacks selection, so the All Blacks selectors are…
Ned Lester
03 Oct, 22:15
Rugby fan glassed woman in face over Lions row court hears
A court in London has heard how a rugby fan glassed a woman in the face after the pair got into a row while watching the British &…
Ian Cameron
03 Oct, 9:50
England to play Fiji in RWC warm-up as well as Wales doubleheader
The RFU have confirmed that England will play Fiji as well as a doubleheader against Wales as part of the Rugby World Cup warm-ups…
Ian Cameron
03 Oct, 7:43
Three players withdrawn from England training camp
Head coach Eddie Jones has been forced to withdraw three players form his October mini-camp due to a slew of injuries over the cou…
Ian Cameron
02 Oct, 14:23
'There was one kid that told me I was rubbish, it was good to hear'
You’d think the last thing a professional rugby player would want to do on his day off is talk rugby yet there was England and N…
Liam Heagney
02 Oct, 3:37
'We have to speed this game up': Radical law changes to be trialled in QLD
World Rugby will be watching closely after approving a host of new rules to be trialled at two Queensland Reds games.
01 Oct, 11:30
The 'shut up by people in powerful positions' Erasmus retweet
Springboks World Cup winner Rassie Erasmus has celebrated the expiry of his hefty World Rugby ban by attending Saturday’s URC wi…
Liam Heagney
01 Oct, 11:00
Time ticks for Anton Lienert-Brown as All Black misses final round of NPC
Despite aiming for a return to action in the final round of the NPC regular season, Anton Lienert-Brown has been omitted from the …
Tom Vinicombe
01 Oct, 10:49
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck responds to NRL return rumours
Rumours have now started to circulate that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck might be weighing up a return to the 13-man game - what has the man…
Sam Smith
01 Oct, 9:32
'Pretty daunting': Tupaea discusses impending road to recovery
"I thought I'd won a penalty, heard the whistle go and then I just felt a bit of force hit my knee from the side. I've done my MCL…
Ned Lester
01 Oct, 0:20
Springbok players name their player of the year
“It remains a special award to receive, and what makes it great is that it was voted for by my teammates and fellow players. I a…
30 Sep, 21:18
Mathieu Raynal's decision could spark an All Blacks revival
A fast game is a good game and World Rugby might have to act soon.
Gregor Paul
30 Sep, 12:06
The URC 'double boost' that is music to the ears of Wayne Pivac
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has received a double boost ahead of the autumn Tests with Leigh Halfpenny and Ken Owens set to make …
30 Sep, 11:13
Will the All Blacks XV favour development or depth?
Will the All Blacks XV be used as a vehicle for ensuring the next best options in New Zealand are ready for action should they be …
Tom Vinicombe
30 Sep, 9:57
Mtawarira posts new Genge message 18 months after critical tweet
Former Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira has welcomed Ellis Genge to the Roc Nation fold 18 months after he called the England fron…
Liam Heagney
30 Sep, 6:35
Erasmus confirms his ban is over and names his stadium return
September 30 is a momentous day in the Springboks career of Rassie Erasmus as the ten-month ban handed down to the SA director of …
Liam Heagney
30 Sep, 5:02
'Send him for many reasons': Ex-All Black first five backs Julian Savea for All Blacks XV
Savea's experience and versatility offers real food for thought for McDonald and co in a selection field ripe with talent and form…
Ned Lester
29 Sep, 22:59
'Underwhelming' to 'cult hero': Joseph Dweba's journey is only just beginning
Dweba’s proverbial ‘fall from grace’ started when the 26-year-old featured in the 12-13 second Test loss to Wales in Bloemfo…
29 Sep, 17:29
URC statement: Bundee Aki cops hefty ban for his latest red card
Bundee Aki faces missing the entire Ireland Autumn Nations Series after he was handed a hefty ban following his latest red card. T…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 10:55
IRFU statement: 97-word comment issued on concussion court case
The IRFU have issued a short statement after it emerged that three former players - two of them ex-Ireland internationals - have s…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 10:11
Three Irish players named as concussion lawsuit proceedings begin
Three players - two of them former Ireland internationals, including David Corkery - have begun legal proceedings against the IRFU…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 8:04
'Andy Farrell will not be travelling, so what I am missing here?'
An ex-Ireland and Lions out-half has questioned the value of the Emerging Ireland tour to South Africa, a trip that Andy Farrell i…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 6:20
What 'frustrates' Wayne Smith the most and the law he would change
Blacks Ferns director of rugby Wayne Smith has revealed what he describes as the part of the game that leaves him most frustrated.
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 4:56
Darcy Swain branded an 'absolute coward' by ex-All Black
Wallabies forward Darcy Swain has been branded 'an absolute coward' by former All Blacks flyhalf Lima Sopoaga after the latest new…
Ian Cameron
29 Sep, 4:24
Fiji sevens caught up in political row over use of Melrose Cup
The Fiji Rugby World Cup Sevens winning squad has found itself embroiled in a political row over the use of the trophy and have re…
Chris Jones
29 Sep, 4:02
These All Blacks need to learn how to win ugly
"If they were more experienced, if there was a combination that had been to the coal face a lot more, had seen consistency in sele…
Ned Lester
28 Sep, 23:35
Latest scans reveal true extent of damage to Quinn Tupaea's knee
Ned Lester
28 Sep, 20:07
Pollard ahead of schedule in recovery from knee injury
"From the initial diagnosis we had in Australia, I’ve come back to London and got a different one, which was a lot more positive…
28 Sep, 18:32
Leon McDonald named to coach All Blacks XV
“The All Blacks XV will be a world-class, competitive team that we believe will be a drawcard for overseas rugby fans wanting to…
28 Sep, 18:00
Proposal of referee post-match interviews could clarify calls for fans
"I've done some work with a number of the referees around Super Rugby Pacific and certain things we're looking at and they actuall…
Ned Lester
28 Sep, 0:47
Behold the next two pivotal instalments of the Eddie Jones vs Michael Cheika saga
Who wouldn’t love to see ol’ Eddie Jones’ notes on Los Pumas, their first opponents come November? And also first opponents …
Frankie Deges
27 Sep, 21:03
Kolbe tips northern giants as World Cup 'Favourites'
He is set to return in time for the Boks’ November Tests against Ireland, France, Italy and England three years on from lifting …
27 Sep, 16:57
Jonny May to make first Gloucester appearance of season in West Country derby
England and Gloucester winger Jonny May is set to make his first appearance of the season for Gloucester tomorrow, two days after …
Josh Raisey
27 Sep, 8:03
If the Wallabies don't want Dave Rennie, the All Blacks should take him
The ills that plague Australia’s national team have little or nothing to do with Dave Rennie.
Hamish Bidwell
27 Sep, 6:03
'I take total responsibility for what I did': Raynal on time wasting call
Referee Mathieu Raynal has addressed his controversial decision to penalise Bernard Foley in the first Bledisloe Cup Test against …
Sam Smith
27 Sep, 5:39
Eddie Jones turns to US Navy SEALs as he plots World Cup campaign
The England coach spent two days with the elite fighting force at their San Diego base this month.
26 Sep, 13:35
'Someone could say something to them on the way to the ground'
With less than a year to go until the Rugby World Cup, England coach Eddie Jones is trying to formulate a group of players who can…
26 Sep, 9:59
'I am going to be biased but he has been outstanding'
Northampton boss Phil Dowson believes Alex Mitchell is delivering consistently “outstanding” performances in the Premiership a…
Chris Jones
26 Sep, 9:33
'We didn't pull him off' - Jones explains surprise selection calls
Eddie Jones has explained why he decided to exclude Kyle Sinckler, Danny Care and Henry Slade from his 3-day October training camp…
26 Sep, 7:49
'I'm either going to end up in jail or dead... or get my life together'
Troubled former All Blacks star Zac Guildford has admitted that he is going 'to end up in jail or dead' if he doesn't get his life…
Ian Cameron
26 Sep, 6:38
The 7 notable omissions from England's 3-day training squad
Jack van Poortvliet and Alex Mitchell join Youngs as the scrum-halves in the 36-man squad.
26 Sep, 5:48
Eddie Jones names 36-man England squad for October training camp
England head coach Eddie Jones has named a 36-man squad for his England Rugby October training camp ahead of the Autumn Nations Se…
Ian Cameron
26 Sep, 5:17
George McGuigan and his 'constant dialogue with England'
Dave Walder is hoping that Newcastle can get two hookers - the uncapped George McGuigan and the six-cap Jamie Blamire - named in t…
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 9:57
'I have the down moments, the uncertainty, the financial pressure'
Former England full-back Mike Brown has spoken about his struggle transitioning from being a high-profile rugby player to life aft…
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 9:43
The French disconnection
French referees are different to Anglophone ones – as Bernard Foley discovered to his, and Australia's cost
Gavin Mortimer
22 Sep, 9:09
'Incredible': Erasmus tweets about smart tactics' of Sexton, Steyn
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has tweeted praise for veteran pair Johnny Sexton and Frans Steyn and the way they a…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 8:33
French trial prosecutors want Laporte and Altrad to serve jail time
The prosecution team in the high-profile French rugby trial has outlined at the Paris Criminal Court the punishments it wants to b…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 7:39
Australia's 'cynical attempt' to reduce Darcy Swain's impending ban
The presence of one Darcy Swain in the recently announced Australia A side for their three-game series in Japan has raised a few e…
Sam Smith
21 Sep, 6:10
Strong Australia A squad named with 12 capped Wallabies for Japan tour
Australia A coach Jason Gilmore has confirmed a 34-man squad for the upcoming three-match tour against Japan XV in Japan.
Sam Smith
21 Sep, 2:25
'That just drains you': The advice from two All Black captains fuelling NRL back rower
As Parramatta's season intensifies, second-rower Isaiah Papali'i is using some advice from two former All Blacks captains.
20 Sep, 21:20
The All Blacks can't afford to lose Ardie Savea
Ardie Savea's absence against the Wallabies left a big hole in the All Blacks loose forwards.
Nick Bishop
20 Sep, 6:43
Cruel blow for Liam Williams as he is ruled out for Wales' November
Liam Williams will miss Wales’ autumn Tests after suffering a collarbone injury on his Cardiff debut. The British and Irish Lion…
20 Sep, 5:17
Wallabies still reeling from Bledisloe blow up as official complaint lodged
Five days after the dramatic Melbourne Test, Australian rugby remains consumed by contentious calls in the Wallabies 39-37 Bledisl…
19 Sep, 4:12
'I'm sorry Nic' - Raynal and White's heated exchange after final whistle
Unseen footage released by an Australian network reveals Mathieu Raynal apologised to Nic White after his late refereeing call hel…
Stefan Frost
18 Sep, 4:54
Grim injury bulletin from Bath on England duo Underhill and Obano
Flanker Sam Underhill is set to miss the England autumn Test programme because of a shoulder problem that requires surgery, while …
Liam Heagney
17 Sep, 13:10
George Bridge reportedly set to call time on All Blacks career
Former All Blacks wing George Bridge will reportedly call time on his Test career and link up with French powerhouse Montpellier f…
Sam Smith
17 Sep, 9:17
Reports: Beauden Barrett and Nepo Laulala in discussions with French clubs
The All Blacks are set to lose two of their most experienced players following the 2023 Rugby World Cup with Beauden Barrett and N…
Sam Smith
17 Sep, 8:49
Ian Foster doubles down on backing controversial Raynal call
Ian Foster says New Zealand have been driving a speed-up-the-game message all year and has doubled down on his endorsement...
17 Sep, 4:40
Jantjies issues statement 5 days after shock newspaper claims
Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies and team dietician Zeenat Simjee have released statements addressing the allegations they are cur…
16 Sep, 12:59
'Some guys might have got upset and made a scene, but he understood'
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi predicts a fierce breakdown battle in their must-win Rugby Championship clash against Argentina, …
16 Sep, 10:23
Nigel Owens has an interesting take on the Darcy Swain incident
Retired referee turned pundit Nigel Owens has suggested that Darcy Swain's illegal knee-busting clearout on All Blacks' centre Qui…
Ian Cameron
16 Sep, 9:01
'I'm less concerned with how the game looks and whether it's entertaining'
Dr Eanna Falvey has had two careers in sport where the main objectives are polar opposites. As a gifted heavyweight boxer, growing…
Owain Jones
16 Sep, 6:24
Wallabies to sink to record-low ranking
The Wallabies will sink to their worst-ever world ranking on the back of their dramatic loss to the All Blacks in Melbourne.
16 Sep, 4:37
'I felt at least and I'm pretty sure he felt the same way - just incredibly close'
Brian Moore has been left devastated by the death of BBC broadcasting colleague Eddie Butler at the age of 65.
16 Sep, 4:22
Iconic rugby commentator Eddie Butler dies aged 65
Former Wales captain and rugby commentator Eddie Butler has died aged 65, with tributes lamenting the loss of an “iconic” spor…
15 Sep, 13:20
'If we want to be absolutely great, we know what we have got to do'
Sarah Hunter has said that England women intend to shut out the white noise that is set to accompany their bid for World Cup glory…
15 Sep, 9:01
England women set all-time Test record with 25th successive victory
England women continued their World Cup preparations in landmark fashion as they crushed Wales 73-7 at Ashton Gate. It was the Red…
14 Sep, 16:59
'Very concerning': Jantjies' wife breaks silence, slams Springboks
Iva Jantjies has broken her silence after her husband Elton was sent home by the Springboks last Sunday following newspaper allega…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 12:19
Four capped players named in the 35-man Emerging Ireland squad
Robert Baloucoune, Caolin Blade, Shane Daly and Max Deegan are the four players previously capped by Andy Farrell at Test level wi…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 8:19
Saracens update: Nick Isiekwe a doubt for 2023 Six Nations start
Saracens boss Mark McCall has provided an update on the length of time that England lock Nick Isiekwe will be missing from the gam…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 4:06
Erasmus tweets back at Springboks legend who made Jantjies joke
Rassie Erasmus has responded on Twitter after he was tagged by a legendary Springboks back-rower in an awkward message about Elton…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 11:29
How the north have gained parity and taken control of the rugby world
The raw stats tell a very different story from the tale they would have narrated 20 years ago.
Nick Bishop
13 Sep, 9:22
'I watched it without getting too animated, but I care deeply'
If proof was needed that Henry Slade isn’t far from a return to the pitch with Exeter following the summer shoulder surgery, the…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 8:09
Monty Ioane makes the shift to Super Rugby
Monty Ioane is coming home.
Online Editors
13 Sep, 5:10
Ex-All Black Sonny Bill Williams' intellect attacked by former League player
Former All Black great Sonny Bill Williams has had his intelligence belittled in a verbal tirade by former rugby league player Pau…
Sam Smith
12 Sep, 16:30
'Should never be in the Springboks again' - SA rocked by Bok's scandal
Rugby fans have been reacting to a sensation turn of events for the Springboks, who have been rocked by a sex scandal involving fl…
Ian Cameron
11 Sep, 10:48
Springboks statement: Two team members sent home
The Springboks have sensationally sent two members of their team home to South Africa to minimise distractions for the team.
Ian Cameron
11 Sep, 8:18
'It's pointless': Japan to ditch daredevil style for 2023 World Cup
The Brave Blossoms beat Ireland and Scotland on home soil on their way to a historic first quarterfinal appearance and won plaudit…
10 Sep, 1:38
Would the Wallabies deserve ninth spot on the rankings following Bledisloe defeat?
The World Rugby rankings might be a questionable method of assessing teams' standings on the international circuit but it's fair t…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Sep, 8:27
Ireland's Oli Jager extends time in New Zealand
Irish Prop Oli Jager has signed on with the Crusaders until 2024
Sam Smith
09 Sep, 7:12
Queen Elizabeth II and her longstanding association with rugby
The Royal Family are mourning the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 96.
Owain Jones
09 Sep, 2:39
Anton Lienert-Brown targeting return to play in final weeks of NPC
While Ian Foster may believe the midfield partnership between David Havili and Rieko Ioane is starting to flourish for the All Bla…
Sam Smith
08 Sep, 10:23
Tributes pour in following death of famed commentator Willie Los'e
Colleagues, friends and fans around the world have paid tribute to former Test international Willie Los'e, who died suddenly in So…
Sam Smith
08 Sep, 8:11
It's officially one year to go until the men's Rugby World Cup 2023
There is officially now just one year to go until the start of the men's Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. RugbyPass will be coverin…
Tom Parker
08 Sep, 6:34
Welsh Rugby Union ban transgender women from competing in female category
The Welsh Rugby Union has become the latest domestic governing body to ban transgender women.
07 Sep, 21:58
'I didn't feel any symptoms': Vakatawa explains shock retirement
France midfielder Virimi Vakatawa has explained the reason why he has retired from playing rugby with immediate effect at the age …
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 7:58
'Something you dream of': Mercer to play against All Blacks XV
Zach Mercer, the likely 2023 World Cup call-up for England, will get an early chance to take on international opposition as he has…
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 7:04
Ex-Scotland wing Kenny Logan breaks silence on cancer diagnosis
Former Scotland winger Kenny Logan has revealed he has been treated for prostate cancer. The 50-year-old said the diagnosis had co…
06 Sep, 6:30
Corruption trial against Bernard Laporte opens on Wednesday
French rugby president Bernard Laporte, the current World Rugby vice-chairman, will be in court this Wednesday in France to answer…
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 6:06
Erasmus tweets promise following criticism from Springboks legend
Rassie Erasmus has again been busy on Twitter, this time reacting to online criticism from a former Springboks back-rower about So…
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 5:23
France centre Virimi Vakatawa banned from playing in France
Racing 92 have announced that Test centre Virimi Vakatawa has been banned from playing rugby in France. The Parisian club confirme…
Josh Raisey
05 Sep, 9:20
Wales flanker Ellis Jenkins sidelined following problems with knee surgery
Cardiff director of rugby Dai Young has revealed that flanker Ellis Jenkins has not trained all summer after a knee operation at t…
Sam Smith
04 Sep, 10:50
No ill feelings between Eben Etzebeth and Allan Alaalatoa after fracas
Any bad blood between South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth and Australia tighthead Allan Alaalatoa remained on the Allianz Stadium pitc…
Sam Smith
04 Sep, 5:00
'I was in denial I was missing it, I didn't admit it to myself'
It’s taken eight years but Brian O’Driscoll, the legendary Ireland midfielder who retired in 2014 after 15 years at the very t…
Liam Heagney
04 Sep, 4:23
'I'm hoping I haven't changed, fame isn't a massive thing for me'
If Tommy Freeman is indicative of the level-headedness of the new breed of youngsters making their way with England a year out fro…
Liam Heagney
04 Sep, 3:33
'I felt like Mr Burns off the Simpsons': Jonny May's mental torment
Jonny May admits that for the only time in his career he was relieved not to have been picked by England after a nasty dose of cov…
02 Sep, 14:00
'We are going above and beyond these days to protect the players'
The improvement in concussion management has outpaced even Marika Koroibete in recent years and Dr Sharron Flahive has been at the…
Owain Jones
02 Sep, 11:40
The post-tour change Irish have seen in new England cap Arundell
Declan Kidney had given his verdict on what becoming a newly capped England player has done for the teenage Henry Arundell now tha…
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 8:37
'I'm honoured': Former Russia coach Lyn Jones starts a new job
Ex-Russia boss Lyn Jones has landed himself a new coaching job with the Netherlands ten months after he stepped away from the coun…
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 7:19
Benetton statement: Monty Ioane exits with 'mental health issues'
Italian URC club Benetton have revealed their contract with Monty Ioane has been terminated by mutual agreement just months after …
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 6:40
Saracens statement: England lock Nick Isiekwe will undergo surgery
Nick Isiekwe will miss England’s Autumn Nations Series after Saracens confirmed that he will undergo an unspecified operation th…
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 4:27
IRFU statement: Emerging Ireland tour to South Africa
Andy Farrell is looking to quickly build on the recent Ireland tour to New Zealand by sending an Emerging Ireland squad to South A…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 6:32
'Close to crisis' - Springboks fans hung up on one major issue
After weeks of the spotlight being on Ian Foster and his floundering All Blacks, Jacques Nienaber might be forgiven for squirming …
Ian Cameron
29 Aug, 8:01
Black Ferns erupt as Wales self-destruct in World Cup warm-ups
With the Women’s Rugby World Cup fast approaching, a whole host of nations are putting in the finishing touches before beginning…
Stefan Frost
28 Aug, 11:11
Farrell to spring last minute Emerging Ireland tour to SA - report
It is being reported that head coach Andy Farrell is set to bring an Emerging Ireland team for a last-minute tour of South Africa …
Ian Cameron
28 Aug, 10:11
South Africa's Sevens Series title in jeopardy after early LA exit
Blitzboks head coach Neil Powell hammered his side’s defensive display after they were comfortably knocked out of the HSBC LA Se…
Stefan Frost
28 Aug, 8:24
Michael Hooper texted Fraser McReight immediately after Wallabies win
Australia’s Fraser McReight revealed he received congratulatory messages from Michael Hooper after starring in his nation’s 25…
Stefan Frost
28 Aug, 6:45
All Blacks craving fresh hooker blood
Dane Coles and Codie Taylor have been incredible servants of the game in NZ - but they're not the forces they once were.
Tom Vinicombe
27 Aug, 9:57
Munster statement: Venue for November game versus the Springboks
Munster have confirmed where they will host the Springboks, announcing that the 45,000-capacity Páirc Uí Chaoimh GAA ground in C…
Liam Heagney
27 Aug, 9:36
All Blacks fail to sell out 20,000 seater Orangetheory Stadium
The All Blacks have so far failed to sell out Orangetheory Stadium ahead of their match with Los Pumas this weekend.
Ian Cameron
26 Aug, 12:44
Springboks 'Bogeyman' can 'turn stones into bread on the field'
Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick claims that Warrick Gelant is so talented he can “turn stones into bread on the field…
Chris Jones
26 Aug, 7:13
Rookie All Black 'bloody excited' by crack at 10 jersey
Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga have long shut out other claimants to New Zealand's No.10 jersey.
26 Aug, 4:11
Frans Steyn's sobering message for Springboks fans
Frans Steyn has a sobering message for Springbok fans hoping he can deliver another of his famous long range match winning kicks w…
Chris Jones
25 Aug, 11:02
Ealing break new ground after linking up with Aussie schools giants
Ealing Trailfinders have broken new ground with a trans-continental partnership with acclaimed Australian rugby school St Joseph…
Ian Cameron
25 Aug, 6:32
Rennie breaks silence on Kerr-Barlow switch
The bold plan by former All Black Tawera Kerr-Barlow to switch allegiance to the Wallabies has been welcomed by Australian coach D…
25 Aug, 3:56
Will Jordan inks new deal with Crusaders, New Zealand Rugby
All Blacks wunderkind Will Jordan has inked a new deal to keep him in New Zealand until the end of 2023.
Sam Smith
24 Aug, 12:14
Springboks statement: Confirmed November tour match with Munster
Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber are taking their Springboks ‘home’ to Ireland next November after a fixture between Munste…
Liam Heagney
24 Aug, 7:51
'I'm available for the Wallabies': Ex-AB Kerr-Barlow wants to swap
All Blacks World Cup winner Tawera Kerr-Barlow has reiterated his desire to change allegiance and line out for the Wallabies. The …
Liam Heagney
24 Aug, 5:23
Nienaber defends his 3 most contentious Bok selections calls
Jacques Nienaber has defended his decision to retain players like Duane Vermeulen, Retshegofaditswe Nche and Joseph Dweba – desp…
Jan De Koning
22 Aug, 15:05
'Not every player is going to have brain health issues and not every person with early onset dementia played rugby'
When Conrad Smith hung up his battered size 11 adidas boots, he could have chosen to do pretty much anything he wanted.
Owain Jones
22 Aug, 10:55
Nienaber drops two players in tweaked Boks side for Wallabies
South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has tweaked his Springboks' side for their first Test with Australia in Adelaide.
Ian Cameron
22 Aug, 5:09
Rugby fans warned about 'return of the conmen'
Rugby fans in South Africa have been warned about scammers selling fake tickets ahead of the Rugby World Cup' Sevens.
Ian Cameron
22 Aug, 4:14
Bernard Foley on Cooper, Lolesio and next year's RWC
Foley was recalled to the Wallabies squad ahead of their first Rugby Championship Test against South Africa on Saturday in Adelaid…
22 Aug, 1:08
The changes the Boks must make to return to winning ways
Given South Africa’s perilous position, don’t expect Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber to ‘experiment’ too much Down Under.
Jan De Koning
21 Aug, 17:54
Former international to end 30-year association with Wales
Long-serving physio Mark Davies has called an end to his time with Wales, bringing his 30-year tenure with the national team to a …
Sam Smith
21 Aug, 11:00
Dumped All Blacks coach Plumtree lands on feet with new side
Axed All Blacks forwards coach John Plumtree has found himself a new role just weeks after he got his marching orders from the NZR…
Ian Cameron
21 Aug, 10:49
All Blacks legend Nonu turns hand to conservation project in South Africa
All Blacks great Ma'a Nonu has recently taken part in a rhino conservation safari in South Africa alongside former Maori All Black…
Josh Raisey
21 Aug, 7:35
'I hope and pray that rugby will get through this dark moment'
James Drake is feeling conflicted. He loves his rugby. Has done so ever since he was enchanted as a young boy playing at schools l…
Liam Heagney
21 Aug, 3:47
How Joe Schmidt and a few veteran All Blacks saved Foster's job
The pleas of a handful of experienced All Blacks combined with the appointment of Joe Schmidt to his coaching staff possibly saved…
Sam Smith
21 Aug, 1:02
Kurt Baker set to clock up rare milestone as All Blacks Sevens prepare for LA
All Blacks Sevens stalwart Kurt Baker will run out in the black jersey for the 50th time in Los Angeles next weekend, named in the…
Sam Smith
20 Aug, 11:37
Wallabies and Brave Blossoms A-sides to square off in three-game series
After first being reinstated for this year's Pacific Nations Cup competition, the second-string Australia A team will now travel t…
Sam Smith
20 Aug, 10:28
Premiership stats point the Springboks towards a new bruising No8
Ulster’s Duane Vermeulen and Leicester’s Jasper Wiese are currently the main No8 options in Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks sq…
20 Aug, 9:35
'I wouldn't like to be in his place in a few years, it's worrying'
Geoffrey Sella, the son of the legendary Philippe Sella who retired from professional rugby after a series of debilitating concuss…
Liam Heagney
20 Aug, 7:05
Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw's new role in the future of NZ rugby
Richie McCaw will play a major role in the future of the game in New Zealand
Sam Smith
19 Aug, 7:24
Five-year-old hospitalised after freak sideline incident in Argentina
A five-year-old has been left hospitalised after he was accidentally crushed by two players as he watched a rugby match in Argenti…
Ian Cameron
19 Aug, 6:12
Kaino names 2023 World Cup favourites and it isn't the All Blacks
Double World Cup winner Jerome Kaino has named his favourites for the 2023 World Cup - and it’s not the All Blacks even though h…
Liam Heagney
19 Aug, 5:58
Wallabies statement: Dave Rennie confirms change to coaching staff
The Wallabies will take on the Springboks next week in Adelaide in round three of the Rugby Championship a coach down after Dave R…
Liam Heagney
19 Aug, 4:23
Ngani Laumape posts intriguing 'goosebumps' tweet from Wellington
Former All Blacks midfielder Ngani Laumape has ratcheted up speculation about where he will next play after posting an intriguing …
Liam Heagney
18 Aug, 5:33
Rage fuels the rugby machine
Mere minutes had passed since the All Blacks had trounced the Springboks at South Africa rugby’s spiritual home.
Daniel Gallan
18 Aug, 5:30
Why Ireland will be quietly chuffed over All Blacks win at Ellis Park
Ireland would have watched the game taking notes with a smile as the team they just ran off the park in New Zealand, ran over Sout…
Ben Smith
18 Aug, 1:06
'What the hell is that smell?': Schalk Burger reveals his Bok teammate's pre-game disaster
De Villiers experienced what can only be described as a 'code brown wardrobe malfunction' after failing to heed the advice of Burg…
Sam Smith
17 Aug, 19:17
The two changes that elevated the All Blacks at Ellis Park
The All Blacks took their game up a level against the Springboks in Johannesburg.
Nick Bishop
17 Aug, 15:54
Which props will emerge unscathed from All Blacks' battle for the front row?
Having some newfound depth in the front row is a good position for the All Blacks to be in but it means tough decisions need to be…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Aug, 9:36
The painful Jonny Gray legacy that forced Henry Slade into surgery
Recuperating England midfielder Henry Slade has revealed that a legacy injury sustained when tackling Jonny Gray in 2018 was the r…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 6:46
'Today's not really about Razor. Today's about Ian and his team'
A penny for the thoughts of Scott Robertson after it was announced on Wednesday by New Zealand Rugby that Ian Foster will coach th…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 5:45
'Joe Schmidt has been on my radar probably for a couple of years'
Ian Foster has explained why he has now asked Joe Schmidt to have greater involvement in coaching the All Blacks. The ex-Ireland b…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 5:03
The 11 RPA achievements that ex-CEO Damian Hopley is most proud of
Ex-England international Damian Hopley has finished up as CEO of the RPA after a final day that included a visit to Wasps - his fo…
Liam Heagney
16 Aug, 4:54
Roos one of 8 omissions as Springboks name 34-man squad
Evan Roos is the headline omission from the Springboks' 34-man squad that will tour Australia later this month.
Ian Cameron
15 Aug, 10:09
Will what's been or what could be determine Ian Foster's future?
If there was enough on display at Ellis Park to suggest the All Blacks have turned a corner then the historic defeats can – and …
Tom Vinicombe
15 Aug, 9:44
'I was the quickest in the Prem... at my state school I wasn't even the quickest in my year'
Eddie Jones ignited a heated debate last week when he stated that English rugby is suffering because of its reliance on a private …
15 Aug, 7:51

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