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Wallaby Tom Hooper ‘raring to get back’ after tough debut
Playing in front of a packed house at the world-famous Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria earlier this month, debutant Tom Hooper sang th…
Finn Morton
27 Jul 2023, 0:24
‘No one better’: Why Carter Gordon was destined to face the All Blacks
Hoping to prove themselves to new Wallabies coach Eddie Jones, the best rugby players in Australia assembled for a three-day train…
Finn Morton
26 Jul 2023, 23:38
‘Expect a massive challenge’: Ardie Savea to captain All Blacks against Wallabies
Backrower Ardie Savea will lead the All Blacks into a Bledisloe Cup battle on Saturday night with regular skipper Sam Cane failing…
Finn Morton
26 Jul 2023, 21:09
Wallabies confirm new-look halves duo to take down All Blacks
At just 22 years of age, rising star Carter Gordon has been given the Wallabies’ playmaking reins ahead of this weekend’s Bled…
Finn Morton
26 Jul 2023, 19:44
The Care, Youngs verdict on new England assistant Wigglesworth
Danny Care and Ben Youngs have given their verdict on having their old rival for the England No9 shirt, Richard Wigglesworth, now …
Liam Heagney
26 Jul 2023, 12:59
Samoa boss Mapusua explains delayed arrival of Lima Sopoaga in Apia
Relocating his family for a new rugby life in Japan is hampering the attempt of Lima Sopoaga, the former All Blacks fly-half, to l…
Chris Jones
26 Jul 2023, 6:44
One new cap to start as Scotland make 11 changes for Italy rematch
Gregor Townsend has named a team to face Italy this Saturday that shows 11 changes from the XV that defeated the Azzurri 19 weeks …
Liam Heagney
26 Jul 2023, 6:34
‘A notch above’: Why the Wallabies will win back the Bledisloe
For the Wallabies and Matt Philip, it doesn’t get much bigger than this. It’s Test week in Melbourne, and the All Blacks are c…
Finn Morton
26 Jul 2023, 1:57
Wallaby Carter Gordon set to start against the All Blacks – report
Playmaker Carter Gordon is set to start against the All Blacks on Saturday night, with the 22-year-old beating veteran Quade Coope…
Finn Morton
26 Jul 2023, 0:37
'You're not weak in speaking up': Taniela Tupou's message after emotional rehab
Tupou said he had to learn to speak up and ask for help from his Wallabies brethren and staff to climb out of the mental hole.
25 Jul 2023, 23:59
'Winning is a habit': How the Wallabies ditching their eligibility laws hurts the team
Rugby Australia is yet to see any reward for that decision, with the Wallabies having lost their opening two matches of 2023.
Ned Lester
25 Jul 2023, 23:04
Why playing the All Blacks isn’t ‘the biggest thing’ Samu Kerevi looks forward to
The drawcard of potentially playing against the All Blacks isn’t the main motivator for Samu Kerevi as the Wallaby looks to retu…
Finn Morton
25 Jul 2023, 1:49
Why Wallabies star Samu Kerevi thinks All Blacks duo are ‘up there with the best’
With just two months to go until the upcoming Rugby World Cup, there was plenty of intrigue and anticipation surrounding the All B…
Finn Morton
25 Jul 2023, 1:19
Why Sam Whitelock is as hungry as ever to play for the All Blacks
Sam Whitelock may have played 143 matches for the All Blacks, but the veterans hunger is “exactly the same as it always is” ah…
Finn Morton
24 Jul 2023, 21:17
Summer Nations Series to trial major new card system
The Six Nations-owned Summer Nations Series have confirmed that the tournament will feature a number of exciting innovations, incl…
Ian Cameron
24 Jul 2023, 8:45
Rugby Photographer of the Year wants your entries
The 2023 'Rugby Photographer of the Year' competition has been officially launched, aiming to recognize and celebrate the finest p…
Ian Cameron
24 Jul 2023, 6:02
The in-camp Wallabies reaction to Eddie Jones' latest high profile axing
Andrew Kellaway believes the cut-throat battle for Rugby World Cup spots hasn't changed the mindset of the Wallabies players as th…
24 Jul 2023, 5:52
Samoa rock Japan as captain Leitch red carded
In a gripping Pacific Nations Cup encounter at the Sapporo Dome, Samoa claimed a narrow 24-22 victory over hosts Japan.
Ian Cameron
22 Jul 2023, 5:18
Flying Fijians hit Tonga with three early tries and outlast spirited comeback
A superb debut from Caleb Muntz set his spectacular outsides away for some classic Flying Fiji rugby.
Ned Lester
22 Jul 2023, 1:13
'It feels like they have fallen away': Concern for Japan after 'emphatic' loss
While hoping to kick their World Cup year off with a win, Jamie Joseph's men were beaten to the punch by an explosive All Blacks X…
Ned Lester
21 Jul 2023, 20:32
Anscombe reveals how Eddie Jones' pep talk influenced Japanese move
Gareth Anscombe has spoken about his excitement over a new rugby challenge in Japan but insists he aims to continue his internatio…
Liam Heagney
21 Jul 2023, 5:17
'It is what it is... it hasn’t really affected us'
The ban means that the 38-year-old fly-half will miss Ireland’s three warm-up fixtures.
21 Jul 2023, 4:03
What's killing the Wallabies: 'I haven't seen a ruck stat this low at International rugby'
Eddie Jones was only ever going to have five Tests before the World Cup kicked off to get his team aligned and ready to face Pool …
Ned Lester
21 Jul 2023, 1:36
‘We are up for it’: Michael Hooper echoes Eddie Jones’ warning for All Blacks
Following the Wallabies’ tough 31-34 loss to Argentina in Sydney last weekend, coach Eddie Jones walked into the post-match pres…
Finn Morton
20 Jul 2023, 22:26
Injured Wallaby Michael Hooper on his chances of playing in Bledisloe I
After missing the Wallabies' thrilling Test against Los Pumas with a calf injury, Australian co-captain Michael Hooper has reveale…
Finn Morton
20 Jul 2023, 20:49
Tonga and Fiji name star-studded teams for Pacific Battle
Josua Tuisova will line up in the midfield opposite former All Black Malakai Fekitoa for one of many mouthwatering matchups.
Ned Lester
20 Jul 2023, 20:02
‘Better Never Rests’: How the All Blacks are inspiring college football champions
The Georgia Bulldogs have been the best team in College Football over the last two years, and they’re preparing to begin their q…
Finn Morton
20 Jul 2023, 19:53
Baby Blacks to compete in new U20 Rugby Championship
The Junior Wallabies and Baby Blacks will compete in a new SANZAAR U20 Rugby Championship in 2024 alongside Argentina and South Af…
Finn Morton
20 Jul 2023, 0:47
All Black draws comparisons to legend Jerome Kaino after ‘game for the ages’
Shannon Frizell has been compared to one of the greatest blindside flankers in All Blacks history after his sensational performanc…
Finn Morton
19 Jul 2023, 23:43
Why the All Blacks need to stick with ‘all-time great’ Richie Mo’unga
The All Blacks dropped a selection bombshell ahead of their opening Test of the year by giving Damian McKenzie the first opportuni…
Finn Morton
19 Jul 2023, 22:33
Tom Wright dropped as Eddie Jones confirms key changes to Wallabies squad
Coach Eddie Jones has confirmed some significant changes to the Wallabies’ squad ahead of their two-match Bledisloe Cup series w…
Finn Morton
19 Jul 2023, 21:10
‘There’s no guarantees’: All Blacks coach provides injury update on Sam Whitelock
Assistant coach Jason Ryan has provided an injury update on lock Sam Whitelock ahead of the All Blacks’ opening Bledisloe Cup cl…
Finn Morton
19 Jul 2023, 20:29
‘I quite fancy ourselves’: Eddie Jones backs Wallabies to challenge All Blacks
Eddie Jones knows his Wallabies have no right to be confident but the coach still fancies his Bledisloe Cup chances.
19 Jul 2023, 19:12
All Blacks availability will make or break ANZAC Lions 'Test'
The last time an Australia-New Zealand composite side took the field, there were few All Blacks to speak of.
Jim Tucker
19 Jul 2023, 12:44
Why Quade Cooper is the man to take down the All Blacks, not Carter
By the end of Saturday night’s thrilling Test between the Wallabies and Pumas in Sydney, legendary coach Eddie Jones had “prob…
Finn Morton
19 Jul 2023, 0:03
'Is Sam an impact player?': Pundits deliver verdict on All Blacks locking duo
Whitelock has returned from injury which makes the upcoming Bledisloe Test a moment of truth for selectors.
Ned Lester
18 Jul 2023, 23:59
Why Wallaby Will Skelton is ‘one of the best locks in the world’
The Wallabies may be struggling at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped a former Australian international from heaping praise upo…
Finn Morton
18 Jul 2023, 23:28
Time is running out for Leicester Fainga'anuku
Panellists were keen to see Fainga'anuku take the field but were torn given the balanced skillsets on offer with Telea and Jordan …
Ned Lester
18 Jul 2023, 21:13
Why the All Blacks aren’t currently good enough to win World Cup
New Zealand rugby fans have been singing the All Blacks’ praises after their scintillating 35-20 win over world champions South …
Finn Morton
18 Jul 2023, 20:15
Beauden Barrett on how the All Blacks have learnt to attack line speed
The coaches spend the international off-season dissecting trends from across the globe and dreaming up schemes to counter those on…
Ned Lester
18 Jul 2023, 19:25
What Stuart Lancaster said when asked if he would coach England again
Eight years after getting unceremoniously sacked as England boss following the Rugby World Cup, Stuart Lancaster has suggested tha…
Liam Heagney
18 Jul 2023, 7:13
Why ‘proud’ Australian Michael Cheika has no sympathy for Wallabies
Los Pumas coach Michael Cheika is “proud” to be an Australian, but that doesn’t mean he has any sympathy for the Wallabies a…
Finn Morton
17 Jul 2023, 23:49
The stunning stat that shows the All Blacks are better with Shannon Frizell
Flanker Shannon Frizell stole the show against the Springboks on Saturday night with a potentially career-defining performance in …
Finn Morton
17 Jul 2023, 22:08
Will Jordan opens up on ‘jitters’ before All Blacks return
After almost 300 days away from international rugby, winger Will Jordan was back in black last weekend as New Zealand ran away wit…
Finn Morton
17 Jul 2023, 19:53
Two more players cut from England training squad ahead of World Cup
Sam Underhill has been left out of the updated England training squad as head coach Steve Borthwick steps up preparations for the …
17 Jul 2023, 16:09
All Blacks XV player ratings vs Brave Blossoms
The All Blacks XV had an entertaining 41-27 win over Japan in sticky conditions in Tokyo with All Blacks XV centre Billy Procter a…
Adam Julian
17 Jul 2023, 0:13
Sam Cane discusses injury concern after All Blacks’ big win over Boks
When the All Blacks emerged out of the half-time sheds during their big win over South Africa on Saturday, there was one glaring a…
Finn Morton
16 Jul 2023, 0:57
‘We’re disappointed’: Eddie Jones comments on Len Ikitau’s devastating injury
The Wallabies were dealt a cruel blow during their thrilling loss to Argentina with centre Len Ikitau leaving CommBank Stadium to …
Finn Morton
15 Jul 2023, 20:26
‘A bit of a process’: Why Eddie Jones believes the Wallabies will ‘get it right’
Coach Eddie Jones is confident that the Wallabies will “get it right” after showing plenty of fight and character during their…
Finn Morton
15 Jul 2023, 19:55
‘I’d look out’: Eddie Jones’ warning for All Blacks ahead of Bledisloe I
The Wallabies may have fallen to their second consecutive loss in as many starts on Saturday night, but it didn’t stop coach Edd…
Finn Morton
15 Jul 2023, 19:15
Los Pumas player ratings vs Wallabies | 2023 Rugby Championship
Los Pumas certainly enjoy playing in Parramatta, beating the All Blacks in 2020 and remaining unbeaten against the Wallabies after…
Frankie Deges
15 Jul 2023, 9:18
Wallabies player ratings vs Los Pumas | 2023 Rugby Championship
The Wallabies have fallen to their second loss in as many Tests under new coach Eddie Jones, with the men in gold losing to Argent…
Finn Morton
15 Jul 2023, 8:02
Watch: Will Jordan ‘brilliance’ sets up opening try against Boks
The All Blacks looked like a team possessed during the opening 10 minutes of their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday, but one p…
Finn Morton
15 Jul 2023, 3:33
'It’s gonna be a good day’: Pumas ‘feeling very good’ before Wallabies clash
On a perfect day in Greater Western Sydney, Los Pumas playmakers including Nicolas Sanchez and Emiliano Boffelli ran out onto Comm…
Finn Morton
14 Jul 2023, 19:31
Tonga upset Australia A in Nuku'alofa
The Wallabies' depth ahead of the Rugby World Cup has been called into serious question, with an Australia A side beaten 27-21 by …
14 Jul 2023, 5:55
Rugby Championship results could see England fall to record ranking low
England's position in the World Rugby ranking hangs in the balance following this weekend's Rugby Championship matches, with the p…
Ian Cameron
14 Jul 2023, 4:28
‘It was funny’: Wallaby Jed Holloway ready for ‘world-class’ Pablo Matera
Jed Holloway will run out onto CommBank Stadium for his first Wallabies appearance in more than 230 days this weekend, and a tough…
Finn Morton
14 Jul 2023, 1:53
‘Going to be a great challenge’: What the Wallabies expect from Pumas
Los Pumas will be desperate to bounce back from their disappointing loss to the All Blacks in the opening round of The Rugby Champ…
Finn Morton
13 Jul 2023, 22:56
‘Keeps you on your toes’: What it's like to be coached by Eddie Jones
Ahead of Australia's clash with Argentina in Sydney, Wallabies Matt Philip and Rob Leota have given a fresh insight into the coach…
Finn Morton
13 Jul 2023, 19:25
The most crucial match for the Wallabies' World Cup hopes has arrived
The most influential prop in Australian rugby is set to play his first match in eight months on Saturday.
Jim Tucker
13 Jul 2023, 11:04
Michael Cheika relishing latest coaching duel with Eddie Jones
Michael Cheika knows one swallow doesn't make a summer as he tries to plot another rare coaching win over long-time friend and foe…
13 Jul 2023, 0:29
‘It’s Richie’s turn’: Why Damian McKenzie missed out on All Blacks selection
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has explained the somewhat surprising decision to leave Damian McKenzie out of the matchday squad to t…
Finn Morton
13 Jul 2023, 0:18
‘Made a long-term decision’: Ian Foster provides injury update on Sam Whitelock
Coach Ian Foster has revealed that veteran Sam Whitelock was “available for selection” this week, but the All Blacks have deci…
Finn Morton
12 Jul 2023, 23:03
Returning Wallaby 'desperate' to push for World Cup honours
The Wallabies were preparing to fly out to France ahead of their end-of-season tour last year when disaster struck for one of thei…
Finn Morton
12 Jul 2023, 22:05
Will Jordan and Brodie Retallick return for All Blacks against Boks
The return of electric outside back Will Jordan and Test centurion Brodie Retallick headlines a star-studded All Blacks side to ta…
Finn Morton
12 Jul 2023, 21:23
Wallabies confirm Michael Hooper’s replacement for Los Pumas clash
Flanker Michael Hooper will miss the Wallabies’ flash with Michael Cheika’s Pumas on Saturday after suffering an injury at tra…
Finn Morton
12 Jul 2023, 20:19
Seven capped players named in All Blacks XV side to face Japan for final run
All Blacks XV Head Coach Leon MacDonald has named his playing 23 to challenge Japan’s national team, the Brave Blossoms in their…
Kim Ekin
12 Jul 2023, 19:57
Ireland face nervous wait as Johnny Sexton disciplinary hearing approaches
Johnny Sexton faces a disciplinary hearing on Thursday that could see the outcome impact Ireland’s World Cup preparations.
12 Jul 2023, 6:32
Flying Fijians receive financial breakthrough with World Cup looming
The Pacific Players Association has helped broker a daily allowance increase for the Flying Fijians achieved against the backdrop …
Chris Jones
12 Jul 2023, 4:45
O'Connor and Foley named in Australia A side to face Tonga
Australia A coach Jason Gilmore has announced his 23-man squad for the upcoming match against Tonga's Ikale Tahi in Nuku'alofa.
Ian Cameron
12 Jul 2023, 3:56
'I have no regrets': Springbok veteran calls time on career
François Steyn has announced his immediate retirement from all forms of professional rugby after a 17-year career spanning three …
Kim Ekin
12 Jul 2023, 0:56
Adam Radwan: 'I still see myself having a long-term involvement with England'
Missing out on the chance to represent your country at the World Cup would be a bitter blow to any hopeful, but Newcastle Falcons …
Josh Raisey
11 Jul 2023, 10:48
The three changes Eddie Jones needs to make to his Wallabies XV
Not long after the full-time siren had sounded at Loftus Versfield in Pretoria last weekend, Wallabies coach Eddie Jones attempted…
Finn Morton
10 Jul 2023, 22:12
‘If it’s not perfect…’ Jordie Barrett reviews the All Blacks’ ‘great’ start to 2023
Midfielder Jordie Barrett has described the All Blacks’ sensational 41-12 win over Argentina in Mendoza as a “great” way to …
Finn Morton
09 Jul 2023, 21:44
‘Dream come true’: All Black Emoni Narawa reflects on try-scoring debut
Rising star Emoni Narawa made his international debut on Saturday and performed brilliantly as the All Blacks ran away with a big …
Finn Morton
09 Jul 2023, 18:45
‘Bit of a hairy moment’: Damian McKenzie reacts to the All Blacks’ ‘lucky’ start
The All Blacks laid down their challenge to Los Pumas on Saturday with a scintillating rendition of Kapa o Pango in front of a buz…
Finn Morton
09 Jul 2023, 17:03
Why debutant Emoni Narawa thought the All Blacks ‘were setting me up’
Rising star Emoni Narawa had an All Blacks debut that he’ll never forget.
Finn Morton
08 Jul 2023, 23:05
‘Taking steps in the right direction’: All Blacks continue to build ahead of RWC
This time last year, the All Blacks were a team under pressure.
Finn Morton
08 Jul 2023, 21:54
All Blacks make a statement with big win over Los Pumas
With two months to go until the opening match of this year’s Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks have sent a message to their intern…
Finn Morton
08 Jul 2023, 18:27
Wallabies player ratings vs Springboks | The Rugby Championship
The Wallabies’ new era under coach Eddie Jones has begun with a disappointing 43-12 loss to defending world champions South Afri…
Finn Morton
08 Jul 2023, 13:10
Backlash erupts over Scottish Rugby board appointment
The recent appointment of former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson to the board of Scottish Rugby has triggered a conside…
Ian Cameron
08 Jul 2023, 10:50
All Blacks XV player ratings vs Japan XV
The All Blacks XV squad featured more than a handful of players with All Blacks experience and World Cup ambitions.
Ned Lester
08 Jul 2023, 6:28
'They are a great team, but…’: Why Los Pumas ‘can beat’ the All Blacks again
The stage is set in Mendoza for what promises to be another exciting instalment of a fiery southern hemisphere rugby rivalry betwe…
Finn Morton
07 Jul 2023, 20:46
‘He’s been exceptional’: Sam Cane’s assessment of rising star Emoni Narawa
Ahead of the All Blacks’ first team naming of the year, there was plenty of interest and intrigue surrounding the direction of I…
Finn Morton
07 Jul 2023, 20:01
‘We beat them twice and we know how to do it’: Pumas ready for ABs
After beating the All Blacks twice in three years, Argentina are full of confidence ahead of their highly anticipated Rugby Champi…
Finn Morton
07 Jul 2023, 19:23
‘Battle of collisions’: Sam Cane expects ‘physical’ challenge against Los Pumas
Captain Sam Cane is expecting a “battle of collisions” on Saturday when the All Blacks open their Rugby Championship campaign …
Finn Morton
07 Jul 2023, 18:31
TJ Perenara set to re-sign with New Zealand Rugby – report
Injured Hurricanes halfback and 80-Test All Blacks veteran TJ Perenara is set to re-sign with New Zealand Rugby on a two-year deal…
Finn Morton
07 Jul 2023, 11:45
Ruth Davidson named non-executive director of Scottish Rugby’s operational board
Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has been appointed non-executive director of Scottish Rugby’s operational boar…
07 Jul 2023, 4:10
‘Didn’t expect it’: Damian McKenzie excited for ‘first crack’ at 10 jersey
Playmaker Damian McKenzie has won the race to start in the No. 10 jersey against Los Pumas, and it’s an opportunity the 40-Test …
Finn Morton
06 Jul 2023, 18:28
The All Blacks’ road to Rugby World Cup glory starts in Mendoza
The Rugby Championship will set the tone for their World Cup campaign, and for the All Blacks, it all starts in Argentina.
Finn Morton
06 Jul 2023, 13:26
Five Wallabies with plenty to prove in The Rugby Championship
Late last month, the Wallabies confirmed their 34-man squad for The Rugby Championship.
Finn Morton
06 Jul 2023, 12:36
Damian McKenzie earns start as All Blacks name team for Pumas clash
Playmaker Damian McKenzie will have first crack at the All Blacks’ No. 10 jersey.
Finn Morton
06 Jul 2023, 11:57
How French demigods will replicate the U20s to dominate All Blacks
The Under 20s World Championship has become another precious tool for evaluation.
Nick Bishop
06 Jul 2023, 11:19
Former Ireland coach Roly Meates passes away
Former Ireland and Leinster rugby coach Roly Meates has passed away after a long illness. Known as a scrum guru, Meates had a dist…
Ian Cameron
06 Jul 2023, 10:55
Jamie Joseph to step down as Japan head coach
Jamie Joseph will step down as Japan head coach after this year's Rugby World Cup in France. The 53-year-old took over in 2016 and…
06 Jul 2023, 4:47
All Blacks XV named to play Japan
All Blacks XV headicoach Leon MacDonald has named his playing 23 to face a Japan XV in the first of a two match series.
Ian Cameron
06 Jul 2023, 3:49
The rich will get richer when the Nations Championship kicks off
Rugby could take one large step forward with the Nations Championship, but it needs to be careful that it doesn’t also take two …
Gregor Paul
05 Jul 2023, 17:23
All Black great explains why Los Pumas were destined to become rugby powerhouse
“We’d never been exposed to a skill set like his before. I think that really influenced Grant Fox who became even more dedicat…
Adam Julian
04 Jul 2023, 23:29
Australia A squad named to face Tonga
Some experienced Wallaby campaigners have been named in the Australia A squad which is set to face a rejuvenated Tonga team on Jul…
Kim Ekin
04 Jul 2023, 22:49
Five predictions for the Wallabies ahead of The Rugby Championship
Following last year’s disastrous international season, new coach Eddie Jones has helped breathe new life into the Wallabies and …
Finn Morton
04 Jul 2023, 20:24
‘He’s a big man’: Brodie Retallick’s verdict on rising star Josh Lord
Towards the end of the All Blacks’ first on-field training session in Mendoza on Tuesday, Brodie Retallick and Josh Lord were bo…
Finn Morton
04 Jul 2023, 18:09
‘We’ll deal with it’: All Blacks ready for some Argy 'biff'
The All Blacks and Los Pumas have almost come to blows during some fiery Test matches over the years, and the passionate rugby riv…
Finn Morton
04 Jul 2023, 16:00
What happened to the most fearsome scrum in world rugby?
Argentina have historically built their game around the set-piece - but that's no longer the case.
Nick Bishop
04 Jul 2023, 9:18
‘Doubt creeps in’: Why Richie Mo’unga is ‘ready to own’ All Blacks role
After battling “doubt” and a lack of confidence during his Test career, flyhalf Richie Mo’unga believes he's “ready to own…
Finn Morton
03 Jul 2023, 19:57
Wallaby Allan Alaalatoa ‘ready to go’ against South Africa
Allan Alaalatoa is set to add some much-needed experience to the Wallabies pack after declaring himself fit for the daunting task …
03 Jul 2023, 17:17
Former Scotland international dies in accident in South Africa
Former Scotland international and Munster Rugby Elite Performance Officer Greig Oliver died following an accident in South Africa…
Ian Cameron
03 Jul 2023, 16:17
What the All Blacks expect from ‘passionate’ Los Pumas
Assistant coach Jason Ryan is expecting a “passionate” and “aggressive” Los Pumas side when the All Blacks open their Rugb…
Finn Morton
03 Jul 2023, 15:20
'It's a disgrace... I don’t know what’s going on'
Junior Wallabies coach Nathan Grey expressed his frustration with numerous controversial decisions and calls during his side's 30-…
Ian Cameron
03 Jul 2023, 4:37
Hopeful update issued on ex-Bok flyhalf Hougaard
Former Springbok rugby player Derick Hougaard has been discharged from the hospital after a three-week stay in the Intensive Care …
Ian Cameron
02 Jul 2023, 11:20
'It was absolutely savage... literally eat, sleep, train. So brutal'
Sam Warburton was thankfully alive and kicking this past week, restored to rude health after feeling unwell and being unable to sp…
Liam Heagney
02 Jul 2023, 3:22
Emmanuel Meafou could have been a world-beater for the Wallabies
Emmanuel Meafou has been lost to Rugby Australia - and France look to be the beneficiaries.
Nick Bishop
01 Jul 2023, 15:11
Six Nations, SANZAAR statement: New tournaments to launch in 2026
The Six Nations and SANZAAR have issued a joint statement explaining their ambitious plans to launch a new tournament in 2026 in t…
Liam Heagney
01 Jul 2023, 3:12
Exodus XV vs the class of '24: How the All Blacks' future squad stacks up
Eleven of the exodus XV make up the recently named 36-man Rugby Championship squad, the remaining 25 will be available for selecti…
Ned Lester
01 Jul 2023, 2:04
'He's a winger talking about loose forwards': Former All Black No 8 rejects benching Savea
A hot take was delivered on The Breakdown this week when former All Black Jeff Wilson claimed he would shift Ardie Savea to the Al…
Ned Lester
30 Jun 2023, 22:37
Luke McAlister opens up on the personal challenges behind his unique career
The former world U21 Player of the Year offered insight into what was going on in the background throughout his career.
Ned Lester
30 Jun 2023, 19:25
Five uncapped players in official England squad as big names miss out
There is also a call-up for uncapped back-row forward Tom Willis in the 41-man group.
30 Jun 2023, 5:56
How Rugby League will influence the next era of All Blacks rugby
Two of New Zealand's three opponents in the upcoming Rugby Championship will feature defences coached by former NRL players.
Ned Lester
29 Jun 2023, 22:01
Taylor v Taukei'aho: Former All Black names his starter
Going head-to-head in the final, Taylor and Taukei'aho battled in a tight contest that ultimately went the way of the Crusaders.
Ned Lester
29 Jun 2023, 18:55
'He's here for a reason': A Carter Gordon debut in South Africa is sounding likely
Gordon revealed he'd never experienced training standards as high as coach Eddie Jones is generating from his Wallabies squad.
29 Jun 2023, 17:29
Progress made on World Rugby's so-called 'World League'
World Rugby have said that progress has been made towards a global calendar in the sport, that would include the much touted World…
Ian Cameron
29 Jun 2023, 12:00
Ian Foster wants All Blacks to ‘challenge ourselves’ before RWC
For coach Ian Foster and the All Blacks' exciting 36-man squad, the journey to this year’s Rugby World Cup in France is already …
Finn Morton
29 Jun 2023, 1:25
Rising star hoping to learn ‘as much as I can’ from All Blacks greats
Test centurions Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock have formed a formidable partnership in the All Blacks’ second-row for more t…
Finn Morton
28 Jun 2023, 23:47
Why Dan Carter expects All Blacks to ‘make a real statement’ before RWC
Legendary playmaker Dan Carter has shared some of his wisdom ahead of the All Blacks’ pursuit of glory in France later this year…
Finn Morton
27 Jun 2023, 21:38
‘He rolled the dice’: Sam Whitelock ‘pretty sore’ after playing SRP Final
Foster revealed that Whitelock was “pretty sore” at the moment – and was unsure as to whether or not the All Blacks centurio…
Finn Morton
27 Jun 2023, 20:20
Why the All Blacks don't play anything like the Crusaders is beyond comprehension
The enterprising Chiefs didn’t look dissimilar to All Blacks sides of recent vintage, with the Crusaders resembling Ireland or F…
Hamish Bidwell
27 Jun 2023, 20:00
Ex-England player Tom Johnson opens up on getting bullied as a teen
Former England international Tom Johnson has revealed the traumatic bullying he suffered as a teenager. The soon-to-be 41-year-old…
Liam Heagney
27 Jun 2023, 6:21
Will Skelton can bring French 'edge' to Wallabies pack
Will Skelton admits he's yet to realise his potential in a Wallabies jersey but thinks with better knowledge of how to use his 150…
27 Jun 2023, 2:08
Josh Lord opens up on 11-month injury layoff and ‘special’ All Blacks return
With the Rugby World Cup nigh on the horizon, Lord reflected on the “special” opportunity to return to the national setup.
Finn Morton
27 Jun 2023, 1:56
Why Ardie Savea could pose a ‘greater’ threat off the bench at RWC
Putting passion, loyalty and rivalries aside, most rugby fans around the globe would agree that All Blacks backrower Ardie Savea i…
Finn Morton
26 Jun 2023, 19:53
Have the Wallabies missed a trick omitting Tawera Kerr-Barlow?
Former All Black Tawera Kerr-Barlow could add such key depth to the Wallabies' halfback stocks.
Nick Bishop
25 Jun 2023, 3:44
Eddie Jones confirms ‘world-class’ co-captains in 34-man Wallabies squad
The Wallabies have officially ushered in a new era under Eddie Jones, with the legendary coach commenting on a selection bombshell…
Finn Morton
24 Jun 2023, 22:50
England and Ireland play out brutal draw at World Rugby U20s
England and Ireland clashed in a fiercely physical encounter during the pool stages of the World Rugby U20s Championship, resultin…
Kim Ekin
24 Jun 2023, 11:14
Why Eddie Jones might not start Michael Hooper against Springboks
Test veteran Michael Hooper may not be called on by coach Eddie Jones to start in the No. 7 jersey against the Springboks next mon…
Finn Morton
23 Jun 2023, 23:25
Izack Rodda injured in training, will miss World Cup
Three further players under the injury cloud are Andrew Kellaway, Taniela Tupou and Agus Bell.
Ned Lester
23 Jun 2023, 19:44
Former dual-code international Bev Risman dies
Former dual-code international Bev Risman has died at the age of 85, the Rugby Football League has announced.
23 Jun 2023, 12:42
IRFU statement: Contract extension agreed with Iain Henderson
Ireland lock Iain Henderson has signed a two-year contract extension with the IRFU. The Irish union said that the 31-year-old Hend…
23 Jun 2023, 9:01
'He is fully converted now. I brought him over'
Former Australia international Jack Dempsey has “fully converted” his father to the Scotland cause as he prepares for his seco…
23 Jun 2023, 8:40
Jean Kleyn cleared to play for Springboks
World Rugby has officially confirmed that Jean Kleyn, the now former Irish international lock, has been granted clearance to be co…
Ian Cameron
23 Jun 2023, 4:35
NRL immortal Andrew Johns works with playmakers at Wallabies training
Eddie Jones has finally got his man, luring rugby league great Andrew Johns to work with the Wallabies halves ahead of next mont…
23 Jun 2023, 1:28
Junior Wallabies name side for ‘exciting’ opener at U20 Championships
The Junior Wallabies have confirmed their side to open their World Rugby U20 Championship campaign against Fiji.
Finn Morton
22 Jun 2023, 23:49
From Mendoza to Marseille, who will Los Pumas select?
Some have mentioned it could include up to 50 players, with squads being then named for each individual game or trip.
Frankie Deges
22 Jun 2023, 21:53
Mark Telea re-signs with New Zealand Rugby
Telea was also named Blues Player of the Year as well as Players Player of the Year at the annual Blues Awards.
Kim Ekin
22 Jun 2023, 21:14
Richard Kahui understands the thinking behind Stevenson's omission
Stevenson's omission has been met with disbelief after the Chiefs star dazzled throughout 2023's Super Rugby Pacific to build on w…
Ned Lester
22 Jun 2023, 20:23
The key to the Springboks' World Cup defence
South Africa’s potential lies in its diversity - and though corrupt politicians and bigoted citizens...
Daniel Gallan
22 Jun 2023, 13:47
Samoa add another weapon to their World Cup armoury
Theo McFarland, whose outstanding season at Saracens was ended by an anterior cruciate ligament injury, is on course to add his ta…
Chris Jones
22 Jun 2023, 6:22
Quade Cooper sets his sights on Wallabies No. 10 jersey
Star five-eighth Quade Cooper will be ready to go if called upon to steer the Wallabies in the opening Test against South Africa n…
22 Jun 2023, 1:00
How the Wallabies’ ‘classic’ 2023 RWC jersey can ‘inspire’ every Australian
For the first time at a Rugby World Cup since 1995, the Wallabies will return to their “classic” gold strip at this year's eve…
Finn Morton
22 Jun 2023, 0:49
‘Got the talent’: Aaron Smith’s verdict on All Blacks bolter Cam Roigard
Legendary halfback Aaron Smith has praised the selection of rising star Cam Roigard in the All Blacks’ first squad of the year.
Finn Morton
21 Jun 2023, 20:36
‘Travelling the world’: Why NRL star Joseph Suaalii signed with Rugby Australia
NRL star Joseph Suaalii admits the opportunity to potentially play against the British and Irish Lions in 2025 played a key role i…
Finn Morton
21 Jun 2023, 1:27
'Cheers bro': New All Black gives Foster most Kiwi response
After the squad naming at Te Awamutu Rugby Club, Foster and his assistants moved on to the joyful task of calling the five newbies…
Ned Lester
21 Jun 2023, 0:45
Why the ‘door’s not shut’ for injured All Black Ethan Blackadder
Assistant coach Jason Ryan insists the “door’s not shut” for a Crusaders trio who missed out on the All Blacks’ squad for …
Finn Morton
20 Jun 2023, 20:45
'Out of favour': Stats suggest Sotutu was unlucky to miss All Black selection
Sotutu's exclusion from the All Blacks squad is only half the equation, the dynamic forward was also absent from the All Blacks XV…
Ned Lester
20 Jun 2023, 19:25
Why Shaun Stevenson initially missed out on the All Blacks’ squad
To the surprise of many, Chiefs flyer Shaun Stevenson was a shock omission from the All Blacks’ initial 36-player squad for the …
Finn Morton
19 Jun 2023, 23:59
‘Lost for words’: How All Blacks bolter found out about ‘surprising’ selection
There’s been plenty of speculation and discussion surrounding the potential makeup of the All Blacks’ squad for the Rugby Cham…
Finn Morton
19 Jun 2023, 23:32
Warriors play down early NRL return for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Warriors coach Andrew Webster has poured cold water on speculation that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck could be in line for a shock early rec…
19 Jun 2023, 23:11
Why ‘fearsome Wallabies’ can win Rugby World Cup
Forwards coach Neal Hatley has welcomed the Wallabies' daunting trip to Pretoria as the perfect season starter.
19 Jun 2023, 23:06
Australian schoolboy rugby star has no regrets over career path
In 2016 Taulagi was playing for Brisbane State High in union when former North Queensland recruitment chief Clint Zammit was watch…
19 Jun 2023, 19:06
Crowley already has job lined up after stunning Italy exit revelation
Kieran Crowley appears to be poised to embark on a new chapter in his coaching career as he prepares to take the reins as head coa…
Ian Cameron
19 Jun 2023, 8:15
England name 38-man squad with update on Lawrence and Walker
England continue their World Cup preparations with a Brighton training camp.
19 Jun 2023, 4:30
Three All Blacks and a Wallaby named in Samoa squad
Samoa's Rugby World Cup training squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023 has been announced by head coach Seilala Mapusua.
Ian Cameron
18 Jun 2023, 11:02
Derick Hougaard given '50-50' chance by doctors
Former South African flyhalf Derick Hougaard has been given a "50/50" chance of emerging from a coma that has seen battling for li…
Ian Cameron
18 Jun 2023, 6:27
'Some Championship clubs would be envious of the support'
Alex Grove can’t wait for June 24. It was 2016 when the frustrated three-cap Scotland midfielder stepped away from the pro game,…
Liam Heagney
18 Jun 2023, 4:58
All Blacks XV squad named
The 30-strong All Blacks XV squad was selected by the All Blacks coaching team of Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan.
Kim Ekin
18 Jun 2023, 4:01
All Blacks Rugby Championship squad announced
The All Blacks have announced the first squad of the season. A 36-man squad for The Rugby Championship.
Kim Ekin
18 Jun 2023, 3:42
Former Bok and Saracens 10 Hougaard fighting for his life - reports
Former Springbok flyhalf Derick Hougaard is reported to be fighting for his life in South Africa after falling into a coma.
Ian Cameron
17 Jun 2023, 5:19
Quinn Tupaea: 'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'
All Blacks midfielder Quinn Tupaea is back on the training pitch after a challenging stint on the sidelines.
Jamie Wall
16 Jun 2023, 12:37
‘Rugby nerd’ Quade Cooper praises ‘special’ Wallabies rival
“Rugby nerd” Quade Cooper couldn’t have spoken more highly of the exciting young talent.
Finn Morton
16 Jun 2023, 5:58
Farrell may come to regret Kleyn call
Two years ago World Rugby proposed a radical change to the game’s eligibility rules. Recognising that too many developing nation…
Daniel Gallan
16 Jun 2023, 5:50
Welsh Rugby Union appoints Ieuan Evans' successor
Richard Collier-Keywood has been appointed as the Welsh Rugby Union’s first independent chair.
16 Jun 2023, 4:26
Italy to move on from coach Kieran Crowley after World Cup
Crowley said he would have liked to be involved with the Italy team for the next World Cup cycle as well.
15 Jun 2023, 18:20
Ex-Wallabies lock Adam Coleman named in 35-man Tonga squad
Tonga boss Toutai Kefu has named a star-studded 35-man squad for his team’s July fixtures in the run-up to the 2023 Rugby World …
Liam Heagney
14 Jun 2023, 4:15
Cadan Murley: 'I’m a bit different from other wingers'
Cadan Murley is willing to temporarily suspend his allegiance to Manchester United as he analyses Erling Haaland for clues on how …
14 Jun 2023, 3:18
Ex-England prop Paul Rendall dies
Former England prop Paul Rendall has died aged 69 following a battle with motor neurone disease.
13 Jun 2023, 10:03
24-second Aphiwe Dyantyi message confirms his deal to return to rugby
Banned ex-Springboks winger Aphiwe Dyantyi is officially back in rugby ahead of the upcoming expiry of his four-year ban for dopin…
Liam Heagney
13 Jun 2023, 3:53
Three players receive unanimous support as All Blacks bolters
Beyond the unanimous calls, there were some reservations about the All Blacks' depth heading into the World Cup.
Ned Lester
12 Jun 2023, 21:05
Simmonds walks away from England's Rugby World Cup campaign
Back row Sam Simmonds has made the difficult decision to withdraw himself from contention for England's Rugby World Cup squad.
Ian Cameron
12 Jun 2023, 4:54
'Probably the worst week of my life where I wanted to quit rugby'
Of all the weeks for Delon Armitage to hop on a Zoom call with RugbyPass, it had to be the one just gone, the one where his belove…
Liam Heagney
12 Jun 2023, 4:00
Two shock picks flagged for England training squad - report
Head coach Steve Borthwick is set to make at least two shock selections when he names his wider England training squad which will …
Ian Cameron
11 Jun 2023, 13:40
Seven omissions from the Springboks' 41-man training squad
We look at seven players that missed out on Jacques Nienaber's 41-man Springbok training squad ahead of the Rugby Championship.
Ian Cameron
11 Jun 2023, 12:56
Where are they now? – New Zealand 2008 Junior World Championship
This was the year when two worlds collided and morphed into one. Prior to 2008, World Rugby – known as IRB at the time – used …
Liam Heagney
10 Jun 2023, 16:30
'If it’s not Quade, it will be Bernard Foley'
Eddie Jones is not going to put the steering wheel of the Wallabies in the hands of a novice.
Jim Tucker
10 Jun 2023, 15:43
Barbarians appoint Australian coaches for their September tour
The Barbarians’ recent penchant for appointing Australian coaches will continue in September when the world’s most famous invi…
Liam Heagney
10 Jun 2023, 8:22
Ireland lock Kleyn to switch allegience to Springboks
Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber has named a 40-man South Africa training squad ahead of the truncated Rugby Championship.
Ian Cameron
10 Jun 2023, 6:21
Israel Dagg predicts the All Blacks XV side to face Japan
The selections include players ascending into the fringe All Black conversation as well as capped All Blacks who have failed to se…
Ned Lester
09 Jun 2023, 19:05
Five all-time great U20 sides that were littered with future superstars
France are the defending champions from four years ago and their seniors are favourites to hoist the William Webb Ellis trophy in …
Adam Julian
09 Jun 2023, 17:50
EBU and Rugby Europe agree to Sevens rights deal
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Rugby Europe have come together in a major collaboration to bring Rugby Sevens to select…
Ian Cameron
09 Jun 2023, 4:55
'No time for politics': Pundits plead for Fainga'anuku's move not to impact WC selection
Fainga'anuku's exit may be the one making the headlines, but Watson is of the opinion that there's another offshore signing that c…
Ned Lester
09 Jun 2023, 0:03
Dane Coles upholds the expectations and obligations of being an All Black
Coles makes the game personal and refuses to yield to anyone. That’s a trait more athletes should have and why he can make an en…
Hamish Bidwell
08 Jun 2023, 21:26
New contract places Slipper on track for most capped Wallaby title
With 127 Wallabies caps since his Test debut in 2010, he's poised to move past George Gregan's all-time mark of 139 in the coming …
08 Jun 2023, 17:45
Fainga'anuku's Toulon move confirmed but his All Black ambitions remain
Crusaders wing and All Black Leicester Fainga'anuku's move to Toulon next season has been confirmed, with the 23-year-old set to j…
Ben Smith
07 Jun 2023, 18:18
Six New Zealand players to watch at the World U20 Championships
The backline looks stacked with several Super Rugby players and All Blacks Sevens representation, but the microscope will be put o…
Adam Julian
07 Jun 2023, 17:59
Marcell Coetzee makes blunt assessment about his Springboks chances
Bulls flank Marcell Coetzee has admitted that his chances of making the Springboks Rugby World Cup squad are slim.
07 Jun 2023, 7:19
Where are they now? – France 2019 Junior World Championship
It’s hard to fathom that it was 2019 when the last full-on Junior World Championship was held, but that is about to change later…
Liam Heagney
07 Jun 2023, 4:01
Why Beauden Barrett is ‘lucky’ injury didn’t end Rugby World Cup dream
All Blacks fans can breathe easy as star playmaker Beauden Barrett prepares to return from a gruesome sidelines stint.
Finn Morton
07 Jun 2023, 2:12
Reds star Tom Lynagh headlines 30-player Junior Wallabies squad
Reds playmaker Tom Lynagh will represent the Junior Wallabies at the World Rugby U20 Championship in South Africa.
Finn Morton
06 Jun 2023, 21:36
Wallaby midfielder commits to Rugby Australia for two more years
He returned to Australia in 2018, linking up with his home state and the NSW Waratahs where he has developed into a leader and reg…
Kim Ekin
06 Jun 2023, 17:26
'It sounds pretty logical': Phil Waugh's plan to take Australia back to number one
Phil Waugh has set the lofty goal of taking Australia to the top of world rugby in all four formats of the game after being formal…
06 Jun 2023, 17:09
Player stabbing is third incident of recent SA Rugby club violence
SA Rugby have labelled the latest report of a stabbing in a South African club match a disgrace and unacceptable. According to loc…
06 Jun 2023, 8:53
New Zealander gets high performance job in 'sleeping giant' Spain
Former Spain international Brad Linklater has been appointed as the new high performance boss at the Spanish Rugby Federation.
Liam Heagney
06 Jun 2023, 4:52
Why the All Blacks’ depth is a ‘concern’ ahead of Rugby World Cup
With just three months to go until this year’s Rugby World Cup in France, the All Blacks’ injury toll has been described as a …
Finn Morton
05 Jun 2023, 23:13
Scott Barrett is the answer to one of the All Blacks’ toughest questions
When Jerome Kaino said au revoir to New Zealand Rugby by signing with French powerhouse Toulouse in early 2018, the search for the…
Finn Morton
05 Jun 2023, 22:17
New Zealand U20 squad named for World Championships in South Africa
The New Zealand Under 20 squad has been named ahead of the World Rugby U20 Championship later this month.
Kim Ekin
05 Jun 2023, 21:33
Former Wallaby confirmed as new Rugby Australia boss
Former Wallabies flanker Phil Waugh has been confirmed as the new chief executive of Rugby Australia.
05 Jun 2023, 19:09
New Zealand's World Cup-winning coach receives knighthood
Women's World Cup-winning coach Wayne Smith has received a knighthood for services to rugby in New Zealand's annual King's Birthda…
04 Jun 2023, 23:50
Where are they now? – South Africa 2012 Junior World Championship
When South Africa kick off their latest Junior World Championship campaign at home to Georgia in Stellenbosch on June 24, it will …
Liam Heagney
04 Jun 2023, 3:51
The towering 6 foot plus Junior Wallabies' midfielders turning heads
New Zealand's pundits were impressed with his size, he was described as a 'huge man' by former Highlander Joey Wheeler who was 'ev…
Ben Smith
03 Jun 2023, 23:24
Young Hurricanes fullback who replaced Payton Spencer stars for New Zealand U20
New Zealand's exciting prodigy Payton Spencer was injured in the first of two warm-up fixtures against the Junior Wallabies but hi…
Kim Ekin
03 Jun 2023, 21:34
Nigel Owens names the ex-Wales player he reckons could be a referee
Legendary referee Nigel Owens has named the recently retired Wales international that he reckons can stay involved in rugby – as…
Liam Heagney
03 Jun 2023, 5:22
‘We’ll improve’: Baby Blacks edge Junior Wallabies in thriller
The New Zealand Under 20s have beaten arch rivals the Junior Wallabies in a one-point thriller at Wellington’s Sky Stadium on Sa…
Finn Morton
03 Jun 2023, 2:45
'Like a superpower': The difference between Henry, Hansen and Foster
The 2010s were as dominant of a decade as modern rugby has witnessed and that era was spearheaded by a trio of coaches who graduat…
Ned Lester
02 Jun 2023, 19:35
Jake White reacts to Sbu Nkosi's 'break from being judged' message
Bulls boss Jake White has reacted to the curious social media post published earlier this week by Sbu Nkosi.
Liam Heagney
02 Jun 2023, 8:17
Luke Pearce shares thoughts about airport attack on Anthony Taylor
Rugby World Cup 2023 referee Luke Pearce has commented on Thursday’s incident which saw football referee Anthony Taylor and his …
Liam Heagney
02 Jun 2023, 5:48
Quade Cooper reveals double setback after 'amazing' Barbarians week
Wallabies out-half Quade Cooper suffered a double sting in the tail following his recent week-long stay in London with the Barbari…
Liam Heagney
02 Jun 2023, 5:16
Surprise omissions in Stephen Donald’s All Blacks starting XV for RWC
With this year’s Rugby World Cup just around the corner, former Test flyhalf Stephen Donald has picked his All Blacks’ startin…
Finn Morton
02 Jun 2023, 0:39
All Black opens up on ‘tough’ decision to leave New Zealand
Two-Test All Black Pita Gus Sowakula has opened up about his “tough” decision to leave New Zealand Rugby by signing sign for F…
Finn Morton
01 Jun 2023, 23:54
'I don’t know if I believe it': Former All Black dissects Eddie Jones' 'time to go' comments
Jones told the media this week that he has learnt from his mistakes and won't be hanging around after this year's World Cup.
Ned Lester
01 Jun 2023, 21:22
'Size, power and speed': Langi Gleeson re-signs with Rugby Australia
The 21-year-old had a breakout year in 2022, making both his Waratahs and Wallabies debuts, the latter in a winning side at Murray…
Kim Ekin
01 Jun 2023, 19:01
South Africa rugby chief wants crack down on 'hot-headed thugs'
South Africa Rugby president Mark Alexander is writing to all 15 member unions demanding a crack down on “hot-headed thugs” wh…
Chris Jones
01 Jun 2023, 11:57
Six Nations' World Cup warm-ups to be broadcast on Amazon Prime
Amazon has announced the return of live international rugby union to its Prime Video platform in the UK this August with the Summe…
Ian Cameron
01 Jun 2023, 11:30
England U20s suffer a shock defeat to Georgia
Recent England inconsistencies at U20s level continued on Thursday when they wrapped up their two-game tour of Georgia with a shoc…
Liam Heagney
01 Jun 2023, 10:15
The All Black who was 'supposed to' play basketball in America
Before he was an All Black, or even a member of the Tarnaki's academy, Pita Gus Sowakula was a basketballer in Fiji.
Finn Morton
01 Jun 2023, 1:50
How Eddie Jones and the Wallabies are plotting Rugby World Cup ‘smash and grab’
Once a week, Eddie Jones and his Wallabies inner-circle dial in for a Zoom meeting with one key focus - defying the odds and pinch…
01 Jun 2023, 0:34
‘We’ve got a job to do’: Junior Wallabies eye ‘back-to-back’ wins over NZ
The Junior Wallabies shocked their arch rivals New Zealand on Monday with a sensational 34-26 win in Wellington, and they aren’t…
Finn Morton
31 May 2023, 21:59
All Blacks centre David Havili to miss Rugby Championship
David Havili is expected to be sidelined for the entire Rugby Championship after suffering a serious hamstring injury in Super …
31 May 2023, 21:09
Why All Black Sam Whitelock chose to play in France after the World Cup
Veteran All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock will quit rugby in New Zealand to join the French Top 14 club Pau after this year's World Cu…
31 May 2023, 17:40
Alun Wyn Jones plays for both teams as the Barbarians beat Swansea
Wales great Alun Wyn Jones returned to the scene where his stellar world record-breaking career began by playing for both teams as…
31 May 2023, 16:52
‘An Origin three-game thing’: Why the North versus South clash should return
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic a few years ago, rugby fans in the southern hemisphere crowded around their television scree…
Finn Morton
31 May 2023, 0:45
'I know what it's like': How Richie McCaw's 'selfless' leadership rubbed off on a debutant
Having logged the most Test caps as captain in rugby history, one might expect Richie McCaw's leadership skills to be fairly impre…
Ned Lester
30 May 2023, 22:09
Why there’s ‘only’ one uncapped All Black ready for Rugby World Cup
Throughout this year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign, All Blacks supporters have engaged in seemingly endless debates surrounding…
Finn Morton
30 May 2023, 20:24
'Test match-winner': Suliasi Vunivalu recommits to Rugby Australia
Suliasi Vunivalu has recommitted to rugby union until the end of 2025, with Wallabies coach Eddie Jones saying the winger has the …
30 May 2023, 17:57
Barbarians name team for Swansea, reveal wicked AWJ twist
Welsh legend Alun Wyn Jones is back in the Barbarians line-up to face Swansea on Wednesday, three days after he was twice foiled i…
Liam Heagney
30 May 2023, 15:39
French prop Mohamed Haouas handed a one-year jail sentence
French international prop Mohamed Haouas was handed a one-year jail sentence on Tuesday for hitting his wife in public.
30 May 2023, 14:23
Michael Hooper unlikely to play on for Wallabies beyond 2023
Another overseas stint or chasing Olympic Games glory appear to be Michael Hooper's two options after the former Wallabies captain…
30 May 2023, 1:50
Wallaby prop Robertson signs new deal with unique clause
Tom Robertson will not let sport end his educational dreams, with the Wallabies prop negotiating a study sabbatical into his new …
29 May 2023, 23:36
Why the Wallabies will win multiple Bledisloe Cups before 2027
After more than 20 years of Bledisloe Cup pain, angst and frustration, there finally appears to be a golden light at the end of th…
Finn Morton
29 May 2023, 22:46
Emotional Sergio Parisse leaves the field in final ever match
Toulon said goodbye to two modern greats yesterday, as Sergio Parisse and Mathieu Bastareaud both played the final match of their …
Josh Raisey
29 May 2023, 7:47
The fixture that Eddie Jones never wants to see England play again
Ex-England boss Eddie Jones exited Twickenham with a Sunday evening parting shot for the RFU.
Liam Heagney
29 May 2023, 4:00
Junior Wallabies stun Baby Blacks with away win in Wellington
A hat-trick to right wing Ronan Leahy powered the Australia U20s to victory, who led the entire way after scoring the first try de…
Ben Smith
29 May 2023, 1:55
‘Don’t think we can beat South Africa’: Why the All Blacks need to be ‘courageous’
With the end of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign in sight, rugby fans and pundits in the southern hemisphere have alread…
Finn Morton
28 May 2023, 20:34
'A beautiful, romantic story': Blues veteran Bryce Heem and his All Black chances
The 34-year-old has been such a surprise performer that a previously unthinkable All Black debut is now being talked about as a sl…
Ben Smith
28 May 2023, 20:03
Eddie Jones issues update on Samu Kerevi's Barbarians injury
Wallabies boss Eddie Jones has given an update on the injury that forced Samu Kerevi out of Sunday’s Barbarians match after just…
Liam Heagney
28 May 2023, 14:42
'You can’t be punished for the rest of your life': Hansen on Folau future
The devout Christian was sacked by RA in 2019 for publishing a series of discriminatory posts on social media.
28 May 2023, 12:44
'I love him': Eddie Jones changes his tune on Alun Wyn Jones
Eddie Jones has paid tribute to Alun Wyn Jones, the legendary Wales lock who captained the Barbarians to their 48-42 win in a 14-t…
Liam Heagney
28 May 2023, 12:08
Barbarians player ratings vs World XV | 2023 Killik Cup
Barbarians player ratings live from Twickenham: Ex-England boss Eddie Jones was back in London on Sunday and here at the Barbarian…
Liam Heagney
28 May 2023, 11:11
Jack Nowell: 'I never thought I was going to be in the position'
Jack Nowell looked quite the chill picture lapping up the sunny Devon weather last Thursday morning from his back garden.
Liam Heagney
28 May 2023, 3:59
‘It’s not fair to be putting so many people through so much s***’
Nick Phipps was just finished on the World XV training ground in London when he shot the summer-time breeze with RugbyPass, bridgi…
Liam Heagney
28 May 2023, 3:23
Springboks name 33-man squad for latest camp in Durban
South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has confirmed the 33 players for the second Springboks preparation camp in Durban.
Ian Cameron
27 May 2023, 15:32
Wayne Smith takes up new role with Black Ferns and All Blacks
New Zealand Rugby announced on Friday that rugby guru Smith will be “support the respective head coaches and enhancing the quali…
Finn Morton
25 May 2023, 22:11
All Blacks winger decides to leave New Zealand Rugby – report
All Blacks and Crusaders winger Leicester Fainga’anuku is set to head overseas at the end of the year after deciding not to re-s…
Finn Morton
25 May 2023, 20:33
The Wallaby that Eddie Jones said can 'be the world’s best fullback’ re-signs
Coach Eddie Jones believes Tom Wright has the ability “to be the world’s best fullback” after the Wallaby re-signed with Rug…
Finn Morton
25 May 2023, 19:56
Top sides from South Africa and New Zealand set to be announced in biggest World Schools Festival ever
The World Schools festival has been announced for 2023 with even bigger schools being rumoured to attend the premier school's even…
Tom Parker
25 May 2023, 13:22
‘We better use him’: The Tahs star that must be ‘considered’ for Test honours
Former Australian international Stephen Hoiles has urged the Wallabies to “use” Mahe Vailanu at Test level or risk losing the …
Finn Morton
24 May 2023, 20:21
How Eddie Jones' describes his current relationship with Borthwick
Eddie Jones has no emotional attachment to England as he prepares for his first appearance at Twickenham since being sacked by the…
24 May 2023, 13:30
Why the Wallabies cannot do without Will Skelton at the World Cup
Will Skelton has sent Eddie Jones a timely reminder of what Australian rugby is missing.
Nick Bishop
24 May 2023, 13:27
The 'bet' Eddie Jones would make about England and foreign coaches
Eddie Jones feels no bitterness over the way his England reign ended as he prepares to make his first appearance at Twickenham sin…
24 May 2023, 10:23
Manu Tuilagi: Fighting Ashton, Auckland ferry jump, scariest brother
Sale and England midfielder Manu Tuilagi has named which of his brothers he finds the scariest and answered if he would take on Ch…
Liam Heagney
24 May 2023, 6:59
Eddie Jones, Steve Hansen confirm their Barbarians, World XV teams
Eddie Jones and Steve Hansen have named their respective Barbarians and World XV starting teams for this Sunday’s star-studded K…
Liam Heagney
24 May 2023, 4:59
'The timing is really bad': Wallabies prop ruled out of Rugby World Cup
Wallabies prop Tom Robertson will miss this year's Rugby World Cup after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, but lock Izack …
24 May 2023, 1:57
‘I loved playing it’: How close All Blacks Sevens skipper came to AFL deal
Sam Dickson is coming off a stellar campaign with the All Blacks Sevens, which saw the skipper hoist the World Series trophy in tr…
Finn Morton
24 May 2023, 1:36
The Steve Hansen verdict on Twickenham pride flag with Folau playing
Steve Hansen has applauded the RFU’s decision to raise the pride flag above Twickenham on Sunday after acknowledging his selecti…
23 May 2023, 11:25
England U20s include nine uncapped players for Georgia tour
New England age-grade boss Mark Mapletoft has named a 29-strong U20s squad for the two-match tour to Georgia ahead of next month…
Liam Heagney
23 May 2023, 10:10
Doncaster confirm 20 leavers, including Chile skipper Martin Sigren
Mid-table Championship club Doncaster have confirmed the exit of 20 players following the end of the 2022/23 season, including Mar…
Liam Heagney
23 May 2023, 5:26
Barbarians, World XV make two changes each, Koroibete pulls out
Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete has pulled out of Steve Hansen’s World XV squad for this Sunday’s Killik Cup clash with Eddi…
Liam Heagney
23 May 2023, 5:00
‘Proving people wrong’: How Du’Plessis Kirifi overcame NZ Schoolboys heartbreak
Years ago, Du'Plessis Kirifi was right next to future Hurricanes teammate Jordie Barrett at Francis Douglas Memorial College when …
Finn Morton
23 May 2023, 1:54
Son of former Wallaby named Australia U20 captain
Wilson will lead the side in a two-match series against the New Zealand under-20 side next week before the squad heads to South Af…
22 May 2023, 22:17
'They'll find room for him': The fringe All Black tipped to make World Cup squad
The battle for loose forward positions in the All Blacks will be hotly contested in 2023 with versatility a key differentiator, wh…
Ben Smith
22 May 2023, 20:08
Mapletoft takes over England U20s
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has officially announced the appointment of Mark Mapletoft as the new England men's U20 head coach.…
Ian Cameron
22 May 2023, 10:45
Argentina claim third gold medal at London Sevens
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 came to a thrilling conclusion on Saturday at Twickenham Stadium with Argentina defeating …
Ben Smith
21 May 2023, 21:11
Australian sevens men make Olympics after rocky ride
Australia's rugby sevens men have booked their ticket to the Olympic Games but only after a dramatic afternoon...
21 May 2023, 13:57
18-year-old All Black Sevens' injury call-up steps off plane and smokes the Blitzboks
All Blacks Sevens' Xavier Tito-Harris was called up as injury replacement for Moses Leo for the final leg of the World Sevens Seri…
Ben Smith
20 May 2023, 22:36
Warren Gatland reacts to shock Wales retirements
Ospreys lock has called time on stellar Test career.
19 May 2023, 14:04
Record-breaking Alun Wyn Jones will go down as a rugby union all-time great
The Welshman enjoyed a stellar career at the highest level.
19 May 2023, 13:33
Eight teams confirmed for rugby union's 'biggest prize'
Eight leading international Rugby Sevens teams are gearing up to compete for what will be the most lucrative prize fund in the spo…
Ian Cameron
19 May 2023, 12:17
Alun Wyn Jones 'steps away' from international rugby
Wales icon and rugby's record caps holder Alun Wyn Jones has announced that he is retiring from international just four months out…
Ian Cameron
19 May 2023, 11:07
RFU lean into Pride month as Israel Folau arrives at Twickenham
The Rugby Football Union has announced that the LGBTQ+ Pride Progress flag will be flown over Twickenham stadium ahead of Israel F…
Nick Heath
19 May 2023, 10:18
Barbarians, World XV have named star-studded Killik Cup squads
The Barbarians and the World XV have confirmed their incredibly talented squads for their May 28 Killik Cup encounter at Twickenha…
Liam Heagney
19 May 2023, 5:02
Wallaroos to set next generation of talent loose against Fiji
Brumbies youngster Faitala Moleka will be one of four players making their debut for Australia in Saturday's Test at Allianz Stadi…
19 May 2023, 0:54
All Blacks Sevens wary of ‘challenging pool’ in London
The All Blacks Sevens clinched their 14th World Series crown in Toulouse last weekend, but the season isn’t over just yet.
Finn Morton
19 May 2023, 0:46
How the Australian Men’s Sevens team can qualify for Olympics this weekend
Olympic qualification is practically within reach for the Australian Men’s Sevens team, but they’ll have to do one of the brea…
Finn Morton
19 May 2023, 0:27
Tom Curry wants action over technique that sidelined twin Ben
Ben Curry will miss Sale’s Gallagher Premiership final against Saracens with a hamstring injury and is likely out of the World C…
18 May 2023, 14:11
Who former Test centre Allen would select in England's midfield
England centre Anthony Allen believes the “door is open” for Dan Kelly to become Steve Borthwick’s midfield general for year…
Jon Newcombe
18 May 2023, 10:17
Nic Gill: Why 'slow and weak' Richie McCaw was still All Blacks freak
All Blacks head of performance Nic Gill has revealed fascinating insights about some of the players he has worked with during his …
Liam Heagney
18 May 2023, 7:45
Matt Philip's Rugby World Cup hopes receive a boost
Matt Philip's hopes of playing in this year's Rugby World Cup have received a boost, with the Wallabies lock named for his first…
17 May 2023, 23:32
‘Earn his position’: Eddie Jones’ message for Wallaby Mark Nawaqanitawase
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones insists winger Mark Nawaqanitawase will have to “earn his position back in the squad” after re-sig…
Finn Morton
17 May 2023, 19:49
Cooper and Kerevi out to impress Eddie Jones at Twickenham
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will get a close look at his returning World Cup probables Quade Cooper and Samu Kerevi.
17 May 2023, 16:48
Watch: American YouTuber's jaw-dropping reaction to Jonah Lomu footage
An American content creator new to rugby was left blown away when filming himself reviewing a highlights reel showing a collection…
Liam Heagney
17 May 2023, 9:19
Australian grassroots player banned for 96 weeks
An unnamed grassroots player in Australia has been banned for 96 weeks – essentially the length of five seasons when translated …
Liam Heagney
17 May 2023, 6:36
Smart ball to transform U20s Championship refereeing in five areas
World Rugby is set to conduct the world's first trial of smart ball technology in a live match officiating capacity at the World R…
17 May 2023, 3:00
Aussie 7s ace included in Junior Wallabies squad for New Zealand series
Australian Sevens ace Darby Lancaster headlines an exciting 31-man Junior Wallabies squad to take on the New Zealand Under-20s in …
Finn Morton
16 May 2023, 21:12
Why Anton Lienert-Brown ‘wasn’t ready’ to leave New Zealand Rugby
All Black Anton Lienert-Brown is a competitor, and that’s why the veteran centre decided to fend off overseas interest by re-sig…
Finn Morton
16 May 2023, 20:13
How the Tuivasa-Sheck experiment could have succeeded for NZR and the All Blacks
When Tuivasa-Sheck's union career is finally over and the dust settles, hindsight will reveal the missteps along the way that wast…
Ben Smith
16 May 2023, 18:54
'We were down 22-21 and inside our 22': How Hamilton Boys' HS claimed Sanix World title
Last week he led Hamilton to a fourth Sanix World Youth Invitational title in Japan. In the final Hamilton conquered Higashi Fukuo…
Adam Julian
16 May 2023, 18:10
Is New Zealand finally ready to commit their future to Japan?
NZR has never been certain how to approach rugby's next frontier.
Gregor Paul
16 May 2023, 17:38
Rugby Australia re-signs Wallaby midfielder on one-year extension
Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) have today announced the re-signing of Hunter Paisami until the end of the 20…
Kim Ekin
16 May 2023, 16:59
Canada look to follow Irish, Italian model with new appointment
Rugby in Canada has decided to go down the Italian route to try and generate long-term improvements in their national team followi…
Liam Heagney
16 May 2023, 5:16
All Black Ethan Blackadder re-signs with Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby
Crusaders flanker Ethan Blackadder is the latest All Black to re-sign with New Zealand Rugby beyond this year’s World Cup in Fra…
Finn Morton
16 May 2023, 1:45
‘I’m actually a big fan’: Why Jordan Petaia should change positions
As a teenager, Jordan Petaia announced himself to the rugby world with some impressive performances in Wallaby gold at the 2019 Ru…
Finn Morton
15 May 2023, 23:05
Why the All Blacks ‘need to take’ Beauden Barrett to Rugby World Cup
Former Test halfback Justin Marshall believes the All Blacks “need to take” under-fire playmaker Beauden Barrett to this year…
Finn Morton
15 May 2023, 22:33
Tuivasa-Sheck's code swap a cautionary tale for Suaalii and Rugby Australia
Like Laumape was, Suaalii isn’t too far removed from his 1st XV days. In Tuivasa-Sheck’s case, it was 10 years since he’d pl…
Hamish Bidwell
15 May 2023, 21:49
'Not a single guy and England has got four': Ex-Bok coaches give raw views on RWC referees
Two former Springbok coaches have given their differing views on the 12 referees appointed to officiate the Rugby World Cup later …
Ben Smith
15 May 2023, 20:41
‘A huge honour’: Why the Rugby World Cup is the pinnacle for referees
The Rugby World Cup is the most prestigious event in the sport, and it’s less than four months away.
Finn Morton
15 May 2023, 20:20
Anton Lienert-Brown re-signs with NZR and the Chiefs
All Blacks midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown said there was a sense of unfinished business when he put pen to paper on a new deal.
Kim Ekin
15 May 2023, 17:28
Historic match on the table for All Blacks and Fiji for 2024
NZ Rugby CEO Mark Robinson has revealed that discussions are underway for a historic first Test between the All Blacks and Fiji on…
Ben Smith
14 May 2023, 22:49
Cody Vai's journey to All Blacks Sevens debut at 18 to making the NZ U20 squad
Cody Vai was only two years old when Tim Mikkelson made his debut for the All Black Sevens in 2007. Last night when Mikkelson help…
Adam Julian
14 May 2023, 22:20
The Rugby Championship needs Japan and Fiji
The flagship Rugby Championship competition already lacks unpredictability and expansion with Fiji and Japan adds a missing elemen…
Ben Smith
14 May 2023, 20:36
All Blacks Sevens claim Toulouse after golden-point try from Roderick Solo
The All Blacks Sevens have claimed a dramatic golden-point 24-19 win in the Cup final of the men's event of the HSBC World Rugby S…
Ben Smith
14 May 2023, 19:40
The outsized underdog trying to make Scotland's World Cup
As was Stafford McDowall, who had also been involved in the autumn. In fact, the Glasgow centre first appeared in a Scotland...
Bryn Palmer
14 May 2023, 3:24
Los Pumas coach Michael Cheika a 'shock candidate' for NRL gig
Former Wallabies head coach and current Los Pumas head coach Michael Cheika has reportedly been thrown into the mix for an NRL swi…
Ben Smith
14 May 2023, 0:47
'There is going to be some questions': Why Tuivasa-Sheck snub hurts the Blues' brand
Not being picked for the Blues will harm those chances but Lowe said that Tuivasa-Sheck's reputation remains in tact and it is the…
Ben Smith
13 May 2023, 20:22
Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens into semi-finals in Toulouse
The Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens have qualified for the semi-finals of the World Sevens Series in Toulouse.
Ben Smith
13 May 2023, 19:04
Three more countries to become full World Rugby members
The ascension of the three national unions from associate members was confirmed at the Annual Meeting of Council on Thursday.
13 May 2023, 3:52
The rippa rugby team with '400-500 Test matches on the sideline'
Sam Whitelock is a proud member of the 'Mighty Pups' fan club and the 143 cap All Black is not the only international veteran lini…
Ned Lester
13 May 2023, 2:15
Niall Guthrie opens up on ‘bittersweet emotions’ at last sevens event
Guthrie will play her final match on the World Series in Toulouse this weekend after signing a deal with an Australian rugby leagu…
Finn Morton
12 May 2023, 21:50
Jason Ryan reveals what it will take for players to make the All Blacks' World Cup squad
With just four months before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in France, the All Blacks' selection race is getting tense and the pres…
Ned Lester
12 May 2023, 20:03
World Rugby move to stabilise Fiji Rugby Union
World Rugby are moving to stabilise the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) after weeks of internal crisis behind the scenes on the Pacific isl…
Ian Cameron
12 May 2023, 9:30
Rugby 200: Beaumont calls on sport to harness inventive spirit
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has urged the sport to harness the pioneering spirit of William Webb Ellis to shape a brigh…
12 May 2023, 5:02
How family, 5am training sessions & a canteen influenced Madison Ashby’s career
In a team full of world-class talent, Madison Ashby might just hold the key for Australia ahead of the Toulouse Sevens and an Olym…
Finn Morton
12 May 2023, 0:37
How All Blacks and Black Ferns Sevens can clinch World Series glory in Toulouse
The 16 men’s and 12 women’s team captains gathered on Wednesday at Port de la Daurade on the bank of the Garonne river ahead o…
Kim Ekin
11 May 2023, 23:12
‘It’s unbelievable’: Why Tim Mikkelson is the sevens GOAT
To be viewed as a legend of a sport is a simply unreal achievement for any athlete, but to be considered the greatest of all time …
Finn Morton
11 May 2023, 22:42
Rieko Ioane's new contract won't sway brother Akira into staying
Ioane is one of many Kiwi Super Rugby stars who are yet to confirm their playing future beyond 2023, and as much as he enjoys play…
Ned Lester
11 May 2023, 20:50
The play that made Israel Dagg profess Emoni Narawa 'has deadset got to be' an All Black
The ever-growing list of outside-backs vying for a spot in the All Blacks' World Cup campaign promises to give Ian Foster's select…
Ned Lester
11 May 2023, 18:51
Wrist injury threatens in-form Wallaby's World Cup bid
In nine games, sharing the fullback and wing duties with Jock Campbell, he's scored a team-high seven tries and 10 line breaks.
11 May 2023, 17:13
World Rugby statement: Community rugby lower tackle height trials
World Rugby council has unanimously approved a recommendation that unions participate in trials of a lower tackle height in commun…
Liam Heagney
11 May 2023, 12:25
The streets won't forget Jaque Fourie
Which is why I had to double-take at a tweet last month that started with the line, “The streets won’t forget Jaque Fourie”.
Daniel Gallan
11 May 2023, 10:04
John Jeffrey named new World Rugby vice-chairman
John Jeffrey was formally confirmed as World Rugby Vice-Chairman at the international federation’s Annual Meeting of Council hel…
11 May 2023, 9:45
Rugby Australia accused of showing a lack of class
Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has rubbished reports Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii could be released to rugby union a year early.
11 May 2023, 4:22
‘New Zealand wants it more’: Australia seek ‘redemption’ in Toulouse
When the full-time siren sounded after an enthralling women’s Cup final at the Hong Kong Sevens in April, the Black Ferns began …
Finn Morton
11 May 2023, 0:45
'A bit of Ma'a Nonu about him': Robertson implores young All Black to reject French advances
Incoming All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson has expressed his desire for young All Black and Crusaders wing Leicester Fainga'an…
Ben Smith
10 May 2023, 22:52
Why the All Blacks ‘are in a great position’ to win the Rugby World Cup
Former Test flyhalf Stephen Donald believes New Zealand “are in a great position” to win the tournament.
Finn Morton
10 May 2023, 20:06
Tug of war for giant 125kg lock has reportedly gone south for Australian rugby
The Waratahs' imminent signing of giant Australian-born lock Miles Amatosero was reported back in March but it now appears that th…
Ben Smith
10 May 2023, 17:47
New Zealand has reason to feel aggrieved with Australia's latest tactics
Some of Rugby Australia's behaviour in recent times has been perplexing, to say the least.
Gregor Paul
10 May 2023, 17:37
String of Brumbies players banging on Eddie Jones' World Cup door
Dominant Super Rugby Pacific form is putting a string of Brumbies players into the Wallabies pipeline.
10 May 2023, 2:52
Test great backs Eddie Jones for coaching miracle with Wallabies
Test great Joe Roff believes Eddie Jones can pull off a coaching miracle and guide Australia to Rugby World Cup glory.
10 May 2023, 2:45
Why Shaun Stevenson believes he’s ‘ready to play Test rugby’
Make no mistake, Chiefs fullback Shaun Stevenson believes he’s “ready to play Test rugby.”
Finn Morton
10 May 2023, 1:01
All Blacks to play ‘regular’ matches in Japan as part of landmark deal
The All Blacks will play “regular matches” against the Brave Blossoms during the next World Cup cycle as part of a momentous a…
Finn Morton
09 May 2023, 23:03
‘We’ll see how this goes’: Emoni Narawa reacts to All Blacks bolter talk
Narawa has been nothing short of sensational for the undefeated Chiefs this season, but the 23-year-old isn’t getting caught up …
Finn Morton
09 May 2023, 21:09
‘I’m a big fan’: Former All Black selects his midfield duo for 2023
This time last year, All Blacks and Hurricanes star Jordie Barrett was widely considered to be the best fullback in New Zealand. N…
Finn Morton
09 May 2023, 19:45
'Easily afford him': Rugby Australia boss wants another Roosters star to join Suaalii
Rugby Australia Chairman Hamish McLennan has publicly endorsed an early exit for Roosters star Joseph Suaalii while opening the do…
Ben Smith
09 May 2023, 18:26
Is Michael Hooper at risk of missing out on the World Cup?
Michael Hooper is struggling to find form in Super Rugby Pacific.
Nick Bishop
09 May 2023, 12:39
Scotland statement: Contract extension for Gregor Townsend
Speculation about who will coach the Scotland team after the upcoming Rugby World Cup in France ended on Tuesday morning with a st…
Liam Heagney
09 May 2023, 4:41
'I belonged': Max Jorgensen thrives amid talk of Wallabies World Cup spot
Teenage sensation Max Jorgensen says he feels like he belongs as Wallabies coach Eddie Jones toys with the notion of thrusting the…
09 May 2023, 2:43
‘Wasn’t hesitant’: Why Will Jordan should be the All Blacks’ fullback
All Blacks and Crusaders outside back Will Jordan “didn’t really miss a beat” as he made his highly anticipated return to Su…
Finn Morton
09 May 2023, 1:27
‘Good chance of leaving’: How Rugby Australia could land Joseph Suaalii early
Rugby Australia would be “delighted to take” star signing Joseph Suaalii a year early, with the Sydney Roosters reportedly con…
Finn Morton
09 May 2023, 0:32
Eddie Jones recruits former England pyschologist to Wallabies staff
A clinical psychologist who now has her own consultancy, Reid was brought in for last month's Wallabies camp on the Gold Coast.
08 May 2023, 23:45
‘Got more memories to make’: Wallaby Pete Samu to leave Brumbies
Wallaby Pete Samu will leave the ACT Brumbies at the end of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign, the club confirmed on Tues…
Finn Morton
08 May 2023, 22:15
Hamilton Boys' HS have the strongest case as the world's best rugby school
With four triumphs, the most of any school at the Sanix World Rugby Youth tournament, Hamilton Boys have previously won the title …
Ben Smith
08 May 2023, 21:29
‘Can rely on him’: Why the All Blacks have to select Shaun Stevenson
Legendary halfback Justin Marshall believes All Blacks selectors would be “very brave” to "leave" the high-flying Shaun Steven…
Finn Morton
08 May 2023, 21:22
‘I couldn’t be happier’: Wallaby Nic White signs with Western Force
Looking to “grow the game” in Western Australia, the Force have landed a major coup by signing Wallaby Nic White to a two-year…
Finn Morton
08 May 2023, 20:09
'Shut up and come here': New Zealand ref goes viral after laying down the law
A local referee in New Zealand has gone viral after laying down the law to a lippy player during a grassroots fixture in the New Z…
Kim Ekin
07 May 2023, 21:06
'There are too many laws': Ex-All Blacks react to Wayne Smith's comments
Former All Black wingers Sir John Kirwan and Jeff Wilson have supported Wayne Smith's calls for changes
Ben Smith
07 May 2023, 20:22
England confirm coaching ticket to include 4 of Borthwick's Tigers staff
Steve Borthwick has named Tom Harrison as England’s new scrum coach as he finalised his staff for the World Cup.
07 May 2023, 7:54
Evan Roos: 'There is no hate or anything between us. Just respect'
It didn’t take long for the endearing Evan Roos to emit a mischievous grin when he pulled up a balcony chair to shoot the breeze…
Liam Heagney
07 May 2023, 4:23
'Very, very strange decisions': Ex-Bok coach blames refs for Nienaber's record
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber will step down from the post at the end of this year's Rugby World Cup after four seasons i…
Ben Smith
06 May 2023, 19:32
Everyone is making the same joke about Richie McCaw's corronation cameo
Richie McCaw had the honour of representing his country at the coronation of King Charles III in London.
Ian Cameron
06 May 2023, 12:06
Borthwick raids Leicester Tigers yet again - report
England head coach Steve Borthwick is set to raid Leicester Tigers once again, this time for the services of scrum coach Tom Harri…
Ian Cameron
06 May 2023, 9:31
Nigel Owens has his say on the Joe Hawkins ineligible-for-Wales saga
Test centurion referee Nigel Owens has waded into the debate about Wales midfielder Joe Hawkins signing for Exeter, a decision tha…
Liam Heagney
06 May 2023, 7:08
'No one stood a chance': Waratahs forward on facing NBA hardman Steven Adams
At 202 cm and 117kg, Taleni Seu's physicality has proved damaging for his Waratahs side in Super Rugby Pacific. However, the same …
Kim Ekin
06 May 2023, 2:12
'I'm limping my way to a hundy': Anton Lienert-Brown on finally reaching elusive milestone
Anton Lienert-Brown's 100th Super Rugby match has been looming over him for some time now, a string of unfortunately timed injurie…
Ned Lester
05 May 2023, 20:41
Why Damian McKenzie still might not belong at No 10 for the All Blacks
Can Damian McKenzie be trusted as the All Blacks' primary playmaker?
Nick Bishop
05 May 2023, 20:14
The recently retired Josh Navidi has named his Ultimate XV
Former Wales back-rower Josh Navidi has named his Ultimate XV, an understandably Welsh-biased selection peppered with legends such…
Liam Heagney
05 May 2023, 4:54
A reinvigorated Suliasi Vunivalu on how Eddie Jones' 'jokes' have made him run faster
Suliasi Vunivalu's code switch has been far from the journey the former NRL champion expected, injuries have kept him off the fiel…
Ned Lester
05 May 2023, 1:24
Waratahs look to tackle inconsistencies against fierce rivals Reds
NSW Waratahs halfback Jake Gordon believes his side can maintain their late-season finals push if they can address minor inconsist…
04 May 2023, 23:26
Why the return of ‘superstar’ Will Jordan is so important for All Blacks
Crusaders flyer Will Jordan hasn’t played a game of Super Rugby Pacific this season, but the outside could hold the key for the …
Finn Morton
04 May 2023, 22:49
‘A true inspiration’: Tim Mikkelson set for ‘significant milestone’ in Toulouse
All Blacks Sevens great Tim Mikkelson will become the first New Zealander to reach an incredible milestone when he makes his highl…
Finn Morton
04 May 2023, 22:25
Israel Folau set for Twickenham return in Steve Hansen's World XV side
Folau is being earmarked to play in a star-studded backline for a World XV who'll be taking on the world-famous Barbarians invitat…
04 May 2023, 21:07
Rising star Ruben Love re-signs with Hurricanes
Young Hurricanes and Maori All Blacks fullback Ruben Love has announced his signing of a new contract with the Hurricanes through …
Ned Lester
04 May 2023, 18:31
RFU confirm appointment of John Mitchell
As exclusively revealed by RugbyPass this week, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have confirmed that John Mitchell is set to take ov…
Ian Cameron
04 May 2023, 7:19
'This is bigger than me. It’s bigger than any player'
If there’s anyone who understands that club rugby and the international game are worlds apart, it’s Kate Zackary
Daniel Gallan
04 May 2023, 6:31
Rugby Australia prepared to offer NRL star massive deal – report
After signing Sydney Roosters flyer Joseph Suaalii on a lucrative deal earlier this year, Rugby Australia are reportedly prepared …
Finn Morton
04 May 2023, 0:56
‘They didn’t believe that women could pass the ball': How women’s rugby went from ‘blow-up posts’ to record crowds
Last weekend’s enthralling Six Nations clash between England and France marked another historic milestone in the continued growt…
Finn Morton
03 May 2023, 22:58
'Calling me a schoolboy': Why All Black Dane Coles ‘sprayed’ Tyrel Lomax
All Blacks front-rowers Tyrel Lomax and Dane Coles have formed a formidable connection at both Super Rugby and Test level, but the…
Finn Morton
03 May 2023, 20:36
'Done deal': Ex-All Black claims young Chiefs' winger is a bolter selection
Chiefs breakout wing Emoni Narawa is a 'done deal' for All Blacks selection according to Highlanders great and ex-All Black Jeff W…
Ben Smith
03 May 2023, 19:05
Joe Hawkins issues social media statement defending Exeter move
Wales international Joe Hawkins is gutted to miss out on the upcoming Rugby World Cup after prioritising his “professional devel…
03 May 2023, 16:15
World Rugby statement: The death of ex-chairman Bernard Lapasset
World Rugby have paid tribute to Bernard Lapasset, the international federation’s former chairman who led rugby back to the Olym…
Liam Heagney
03 May 2023, 9:11
Brumbies star set to be lured to the Force
The Western Force are hopeful of luring Wallabies halfback Nic White for next season, and former whizkid James O'Connor could join…
03 May 2023, 1:03
‘It felt strange’: The All Black who could’ve been a Wallaby
Hurricanes enforcer Tyrel Lomax finished last year’s end-of-season tour as the All Blacks’ first choice tighthead prop, but hi…
Finn Morton
03 May 2023, 0:11
‘No real rush’: Injured All Black Quinn Tupaea shares injury update
Injured All Blacks and Chiefs midfielder Quinn Tupaea has shared a positive update on his recovery from an ACL tear.
Finn Morton
02 May 2023, 23:12
Damian McKenzie should be the All Black first five on form
McKenzie is enjoying his best Super Rugby season since before the ACL knee injury in 2019 that robbed him of his first World Cup a…
Ben Smith
02 May 2023, 21:09
‘They’ve got that bang’: The NRL star Aaron Smith would ‘hate’ to see in rugby
Rugby Australia pulled off a major coup earlier this year by signing Sydney Roosters flyer Joseph Suaalii on a lucrative deal, and…
Finn Morton
02 May 2023, 20:17
'We have De Jager, De Allende and Koroibete': Japan's appetite for world class players has a limit says GM
In England and Wales, where some clubs are cash-strapped and players face uncertain futures, some appear to be looking to Japan fo…
02 May 2023, 17:18
The midfielder who could have proved the difference for the All Blacks
One offshore-based midfielder could have been a lynchpin for the All Blacks.
Nick Bishop
02 May 2023, 14:51
'I’m 31 and never expected this' - The Scot living the Belgian dream
Ryan Godsmark was deliriously overjoyed in the wake of last Sunday’s triumph by Belgium in the second leg of the 2023 Challenger…
Liam Heagney
02 May 2023, 7:15
The Tonga answer to the Pitau at London Sevens qualifier question
Tonga boss Tevita Tuifua has revealed he won’t be getting out his contacts book to call in star reinforcements for the upcoming …
Liam Heagney
02 May 2023, 3:25
‘Starting to find my feet’: Jock Campbell ‘excited’ as Reds find form
Jock Campbell's season has gone a bit like the Queensland Reds' but the understated back thinks he and the team are now finally fi…
02 May 2023, 0:46
NSW Waratahs chase momentum not Test spots against Reds
Momentum is the buzzword at the NSW Waratahs but even they concede it's folly to claim having it without winning successive games …
02 May 2023, 0:38
Super Rugby can revive itself with a quasi-American model
The goal of Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby should be to create an entertainment product worth more than the All Blacks and …
Ben Smith
02 May 2023, 0:31
‘People don't get it’: Aaron Smith on the return of Eddie Jones to the Wallabies
All Blacks star Jordie Barrett broke the hearts of Wallabies fans with an 81st minute try at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in Septe…
Finn Morton
01 May 2023, 23:23
The All Blacks overseas selection policy is no longer fit for purpose
The arguments against selecting overseas All Blacks are dwindling.
Gregor Paul
01 May 2023, 21:00
'I got sick of passing the ball': Former halfback's journey to New Zealand U20s selection as a No 8
The industrious loose forward, selected for the New Zealand Under 20s, prefers to deal in actions rather than words.
Adam Julian
01 May 2023, 20:53
‘A number of players’ pushing for All Blacks selection, says Ian Foster
With this year’s Rugby World Cup in France just over four months away, All Blacks coach Ian Foster has said that “a number of …
Finn Morton
01 May 2023, 19:58
'Maybe he can watch and learn from me': Wallabies No 7 battle heats up as Hooper challenged
The pair took part in Eddie Jones' first Test squad camp on the Gold Coast last month, with the new coach's direction exciting McR…
01 May 2023, 18:33
Warren Gatland explains shock axing of 2021 Lions starter
The 31-year-old prop has won 48 caps for his country.
01 May 2023, 17:13
Cooper on track for World Cup but Jones isn't impressed with another Japan-based Wallaby
01 May 2023, 16:22
Ex-England prop will ‘bring something different’ – Gatland
The Montpellier tighthead won seven caps between 2013 and 2014.
01 May 2023, 12:52
'Right time for me to move on': Rugby Australia boss quits
Despite the Rugby World Cup kicking off in France in less than four months, Marinos said he felt the timing was right for a change…
30 Apr 2023, 23:52
'Doesn't create supermen': Eddie Jones' latest All Blacks jibe
Jones was the last coach to steer the Wallabies to trans-Tasman success against the All Blacks, back in 2002, and sees no reason w…
30 Apr 2023, 23:45
Gripping late drama sees Springboks, Belgium win Challenger titles
The second leg of the Sevens Challenger Series in Stellenbosch provided a dramatic denouement on Sunday, South Africa producing a …
Liam Heagney
30 Apr 2023, 10:01
All Blacks icon set to exit New Zealand rugby - reports
Sam Whitelock, the most capped All Blacks lock of all time, is set to leave New Zealand rugby after the Rugby World Cup in order t…
Ian Cameron
30 Apr 2023, 9:05
Springboks succession plans already confirmed?
A defence coach for the Springboks seems to be the only position that the South African Rugby Union (SARU) are looking to fill.
30 Apr 2023, 5:52
Ex-England lock Attwood calls time on his career
Former England lock Dave Attwood has called time on his career at the age of 36. The hulking lock has represented England, Bath, B…
Ian Cameron
30 Apr 2023, 5:24
Damian McKenzie becomes latest star to pen new NZR deal
Chiefs playmaker Damian McKenzie has become the latest All Black that the NZR have nailed down with a new deal.
Ian Cameron
30 Apr 2023, 5:02
Live blog: Sevens Challenger Series – day three
RugbyPass is live from Stellenbosch for the third and final day of the second and final leg of the 2023 Challenger Series. Saturda…
Liam Heagney
30 Apr 2023, 2:03
Ian Foster's 'simple' theory for the All Blacks' World Cup squad
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has offered his thoughts on Rugby World Cup squads which are set to expand to 33 from 31 players
Ben Smith
29 Apr 2023, 21:23
'It'd be a disaster': Foster's warning to NZR over All Black eligibility
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has warned New Zealand Rugby not to tinker with All Blacks eligibility.
Ben Smith
29 Apr 2023, 18:58
Live blog: Sevens Challenger Series – day two
RugbyPass is live from Stellenbosch for the second day of the second and final leg of the 2023 Challenger Series.
Liam Heagney
29 Apr 2023, 1:22
‘What we’ve learned’: What the All Blacks need to do to win the Rugby World Cup
With this year’s Rugby World Cup just around the corner, coach Ian Foster has spoken about what lessons the All Blacks have lear…
Finn Morton
29 Apr 2023, 0:38
Siya Kolisi in race to be fit for World Cup after knee surgery
South Africa flanker Siya Kolisi has had knee surgery in a bid to be fit for the Rugby World Cup.
28 Apr 2023, 22:14
'Viewing figures on the BBC are all over one million' - Red Roses value to RFU rapidly ‘rising’
England's Red Roses host France in a Grand Slam decider with over 53,000 Twickenham tickets already sold.
28 Apr 2023, 13:14
'The more you suffer, the more you enjoy it at the end'
Jose Escobedo was the toast of Chile on Friday after his last gasp-try in the corner in Stellenbosch defeated Tonga, last weekend…
Liam Heagney
28 Apr 2023, 10:57
Injured Siya Kolisi picks up National Order of Ikhamanga
South African rugby player Siya Kolisi has been honoured with the National Order of Ikhamanga, a prestigious award that recognizes…
Ian Cameron
28 Apr 2023, 9:51
Eddie Jones reveals Wallabies will wear white in France
Eddie Jones has revealed the Wallabies will wear their new white jerseys in a World Cup warm-up match against France in August in …
Chris Jones
28 Apr 2023, 8:34
Incoming All Blacks assistant Jason Holland reflects on ‘special’ opportunity
For any rugby player or coach in New Zealand, contributing to the history of the All Blacks or Black Ferns is the “pinnacle."
Finn Morton
28 Apr 2023, 1:12
Live blog: Sevens Challenger Series – day one
RugbyPass is live from Stellenbosch for the opening day of the second and final leg of the 2023 Sevens Challenger Series featuring…
Liam Heagney
28 Apr 2023, 0:44
Overseas players should be available for England – RPA
Players based at overseas clubs should be available for England selection under a temporary lifting of the current restriction enf…
27 Apr 2023, 13:22
Sarah Massey appointed RWC 2025 managing director
Preparations for England’s Rugby World Cup 2025 hosting have reached another significant milestone with the appointment of Sarah…
27 Apr 2023, 8:44
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones wants Harry Wilson to ‘work harder’
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has called on Harry Wilson to “work harder” after the Reds backrower re-signed with the Queensland…
Finn Morton
26 Apr 2023, 22:13
‘Dream job’: Why All Blacks assistant role ‘suits’ Leon MacDonald
Incoming assistant coach Leon MacDonald will lead the All Blacks’ attack under Scott Robertson from next year, New Zealand Rugby…
Finn Morton
26 Apr 2023, 20:55
The unlikely All Black Sevens debutant named after a famous South African cricketer
Rhodes Featherstone described Sevens as a “marathon with contact,” an apt description of the pathway taken by the prop to the …
Adam Julian
26 Apr 2023, 20:47
‘Interest from overseas’: Why Harry Wilson decided to stay in Australia
Backrower Harry Wilson has knocked back “interest from overseas clubs” to re-sign with the Queensland Rugby Union and Rugby Au…
Finn Morton
26 Apr 2023, 19:25
Cardiff and Wales hooker announces retirement
Dacey made over 200 appearances for Cardiff after joining them from Pontypridd in 2010 and won eight caps for Wales between 2015 a…
26 Apr 2023, 16:54
NRL players are actively chasing code swaps says RA boss McLennan
Confirming a raid on NRL talent, Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has made the startling revelation "lots of league player…
26 Apr 2023, 16:33
Tackle height is coming down but RFU have work to do to repair ill-feeling – Andy Goode
The tackle height is coming down and the base of the sternum is an improvement but there’s a lot of ill-feeling around the way i…
Andy Goode
26 Apr 2023, 12:20
Willie le Roux posts 'epic' farewell message to Toyota Verblitz
Veteran Springboks full-back Willie le Roux has brought the curtain down on his four-year stay in Japan, posting his Toyota Verbli…
Liam Heagney
26 Apr 2023, 3:35
‘Restore some normality’: Rugby Australia announce profit after 'wild ride’
Rugby Australia has announced a surplus of $8.2 million at its 2022 annual general meeting, returning the business to profit for …
26 Apr 2023, 2:21
Julian Savea concedes he left New Zealand 'too early' as he reflects on career
Reflecting on what has been a long career in New Zealand rugby, Savea didn't hold regrets but would've stay longer if he had the c…
Kim Ekin
26 Apr 2023, 1:34
New Zealand Rugby confirm Scott Robertson’s All Blacks coaching group
New Zealand Rugby have confirmed the four assistants who will join Scott Robertson in the All Blacks’ coaching group after this …
Finn Morton
25 Apr 2023, 23:43
What a stacked Wallabies XV for 2025 looks like after successful NRL raids
What could the Wallabies look like by the time the British & Irish Lions tour takes place should Rugby Australia successfully pull…
Ben Smith
25 Apr 2023, 23:14
Why Kiwi-born league star turned down the Wallabies despite dad's blessing
Nelson Asofa-Solomona had his late dad's blessing to play for the Wallabies but in the end said he couldn't leave the Storm.
25 Apr 2023, 17:59
Will size really matter in Eddie Jones' first Wallabies back row?
Eddie Jones has a number of permutations to consider in the Wallabies loose forwards.
Nick Bishop
25 Apr 2023, 9:29
It's easy to be seduced by McKenzie's Super Rugby form
That’s no knock on McKenzie or Spencer. They’ve had brilliant careers, with highlight reels to be proud of. But every player h…
Hamish Bidwell
25 Apr 2023, 1:48
‘Be global superstars’: Why NRL players may consider code switch
As the code war between rugby union and the NRL continues to rage on in Australia, former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles has added more fu…
Finn Morton
24 Apr 2023, 20:18
Jack Willis pleads with the RFU for change after leaving England for France
The 26-year-old’s Test future is in the air after recently agreeing a three-year contract extension with Toulouse..
24 Apr 2023, 17:49
Siya Kolisi in doubt for World Cup after suffering knee injury
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi may miss this year's World Cup event after scans confirmed the worst after a knee injury against Mu…
Ben Smith
24 Apr 2023, 16:58
Jordan Petaia is starting to deliver on his unlimited potential
Jordan Petaia is developing into an almighty force for the Reds.
Jim Tucker
24 Apr 2023, 8:15
Koroibete clinches second John Eales Medal as Wallabies' best player
Star Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete has clinched his second John Eales Medal as Australia's best rugby player
23 Apr 2023, 22:37
NRL declares war with fund to chase Argentinian and South African union players
V'landys, who has been engaged in a war of words with Rugby Australia boss Hamish McLennan, has come up with the counter-offensive…
Ben Smith
23 Apr 2023, 19:29
Payne Haas 'seriously' considering move to rugby union
NRL superstar Payne Haas is reportedly 'seriously' considering a move back to rugby union, the game he played as a youngster.
Ian Cameron
23 Apr 2023, 11:35
Victor Matfield names his preferred next Springboks head coach
Former Springboks captain Victor Matfield has named his preferred candidates to take over from Jacques Nienaber as Springboks head…
Kim Ekin
23 Apr 2023, 2:10
Worries for All Black pair after Blues win over Tahs
The Blues left Eden Park with a big win over the flailing Waratahs but with injury concerns over two All Blacks.
Ben Smith
23 Apr 2023, 1:56
Australian rugby's guru to retire from coaching
Former Wallabies assistant Laurie Fisher will step down from fulltime coaching at the end of 2023.
22 Apr 2023, 21:15
South Africa and Tonga win Challenger Series opening leg trophies
South Africa women and Tonga men lifted trophies in Stellenbosch on Saturday after winning the opening tournament in the two-legge…
Liam Heagney
22 Apr 2023, 18:57
Stevenson on All Black radar but Foster name drops another potential Chiefs' bolter
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has revealed that the selectors are 'looking hard' at outside back options across Super Rugby Pac…
Kim Ekin
22 Apr 2023, 18:20
Another World Cup dark horse has emerged for the All Blacks
A young Chief could force his way into the national selection frame with more minutes under his belt.
Tom Vinicombe
21 Apr 2023, 13:12
RFU alter tackle height adjustment in face of uproar
The legal tackle height in community rugby will be lowered to the base of the sternum from July 1 following a vote by the Rugby Fo…
21 Apr 2023, 12:30
Race to qualify for WXV gathers momentum
The first teams to confirm their places in the inaugural WXV competition could be known this weekend if England and France avoid d…
Lucy Lomax
21 Apr 2023, 9:03
The two uncapped players who ‘really impressed’ Eddie Jones at Wallabies camp
Coach Eddie Jones has revealed the two players who “really impressed” him during the three-day Wallabies camp on the Gold Coas…
Finn Morton
21 Apr 2023, 1:57
Ex-Wallabies coach believes All Blacks are ‘very capable of winning' World Cup
Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans believes the All Blacks are “very capable of winning” this year’s Rugby World Cup, but s…
Finn Morton
21 Apr 2023, 1:12
Eddie Jones tips Cooper to bring 'Quade magic' in long-awaited return
He will return for bottom-placed Kintetsu Liners, whom he guided to League One promotion last season, against NEC Green Rockets To…
21 Apr 2023, 0:45
‘It’s massive’: Why All Black Roger Tuivasa-Sheck chose NRL over rugby union
Blues and All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has opened up about his decision to leave rugby union after signing with the N…
Finn Morton
21 Apr 2023, 0:22
Former All Black Thrush returns to retirement after Super Rugby SOS
The 38-year-old's return has been etched into Force folklore with Thrush scoring the winning try in a 34-27 win over the Melbourne…
20 Apr 2023, 20:03
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's positional uncertainty a lesson for code switchers
Kemp suggests that Tuivasa-Sheck's ceiling was established before he had even taken the field for his Blues debut, when Leon MacDo…
Ned Lester
20 Apr 2023, 19:00
Cardiff statement: Josh Navidi has retired with immediate effect
Wales back-rower Josh Navidi has been forced to retire from playing with immediate effect. He played his final match in July 2022 …
Liam Heagney
20 Apr 2023, 17:54
The All Blacks beast is stirring
The pieces are falling into place for the post-2023 All Blacks.
Gregor Paul
20 Apr 2023, 15:32
The 'hit like a ton of bricks' reason why Stuart Hogg is retiring
Stuart Hogg has explained the moment in 2021 when he first thought of retiring as a player. The 30-year-old Scotland full-back rec…
Liam Heagney
20 Apr 2023, 13:12
'He’s hellish. You and Peter O’Mahony are the worst to play against'
Stuart Hogg has named the two players who rubbed him up the most during his stellar career. The 30-year-old last month announced t…
Liam Heagney
20 Apr 2023, 11:34
Stick should be the next Springboks coach
Opinion polls aren’t necessarily accurate predictors of the future. If they were, the UK would have voted to remain in the Europ…
Daniel Gallan
20 Apr 2023, 11:32
France and Ireland dominate the World XV chosen by The Rugby Pod
Rugby Pod co-hosts Jim Hamilton and Andy Goode have named their current World XV, including six French players, five Irish, two So…
Liam Heagney
20 Apr 2023, 7:47
All Black Roger Tuivasa-Sheck signs with the Warriors from 2024
Blues and All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will return to the NRL after signing a multi-year deal with the Warriors from …
Finn Morton
20 Apr 2023, 2:48
‘I’m excited to be back’: Western Force sign Wallaby Isi Naisarani
The Western Force's forward stocks have been given a big boost after signing Wallabies enforcer Isi Naisarani for the remainder of…
20 Apr 2023, 2:18
'He’s pretty confident': Blues coach provides update on injured Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Blues coach Leon MacDonald has revealed that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is “confident” with how he’s “tracking” at the moment, …
Finn Morton
20 Apr 2023, 1:24
‘Need him to stay’: Broncos coach reacts to Rugby Australia’s interest in Payne Haas
A new Brisbane deal could be only weeks away for Payne Haas, whom Kevin Walters believes is little chance of defecting to Rugby …
19 Apr 2023, 23:21
‘A very talented athlete’: Sonny Bill’s sister Niall Williams switches codes
New Zealand rugby sevens star Niall Williams has followed brother Sonny Bill in hopping codes, joining Gold Coast for the upcomi…
19 Apr 2023, 21:23
‘It’s a unique situation’: All Black Will Jordan ‘really close’ to returning
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has provided a positive update on Will Jordan.
Finn Morton
19 Apr 2023, 20:16
Broncos and Origin star held 'secret talks' with Rugby Australia over two years
Rugby league is dealing with revelations that Origin star and Broncos prop Payne Haas has been holding talks with Rugby Australia.
Kim Ekin
19 Apr 2023, 19:54
Scotland hooker Stuart McInally has confirmed his retirement
Scotland international Stuart McInally will soon be flying high when he hangs up his boots in November to pursue a career as a com…
19 Apr 2023, 9:52
Table Mountain gathering launches latest Sevens Challenger Series
The slopes of the iconic Table Mountain provided the backdrop for the launch of the two-legged World Rugby Sevens Challenger Serie…
Liam Heagney
19 Apr 2023, 9:08
Appointing Scott Robertson early could be convincing All Blacks to stay
Just as Robertson appeared poised to inherit the coaching job last year, so was Ioane linked with a permanent move to Japan after …
Hamish Bidwell
19 Apr 2023, 0:11
Rugby Australia name 41 players in U20 Junior Wallabies' squad
The selected players will attend a ten-day training camp with head coach Nathan Grey for the Junior Wallabies campaign at the Worl…
Kim Ekin
18 Apr 2023, 22:25
Scott Robertson’s All Blacks assistants may be unveiled in ‘a matter of weeks’
New Zealand Rugby’s Chris Lendrum has revealed that Scott Robertson’s assistants may be unveiled in “a matter of weeks.”
Finn Morton
18 Apr 2023, 22:07
All Black George Bower will miss World Cup with season-ending injury
All Blacks prop George Bower will miss this year’s Rugby World Cup after suffering an ACL injury against the Queensland Reds las…
Finn Morton
18 Apr 2023, 20:48
'What's Moana Pasifika for then?': Ex-All Black sparks Aumua eligibility debate
Former All Black wing John Kirwan has questioned whether the All Blacks should be selecting players from the new Moana Pasifika fr…
Kim Ekin
18 Apr 2023, 19:53
‘Not far away’: All Black Damian McKenzie hints at decision on future
While the 27-year-old remained coy about his future, McKenzie did say that he wasn’t “far away” from making a decision.
Finn Morton
18 Apr 2023, 19:48
Latest World XV high-profile recruit is an ex-All Blacks assistant
Brad Mooar has become the latest high-profile name to become involved in next month’s bumper Killik Cup match at Twickenham, the…
Liam Heagney
18 Apr 2023, 3:58
‘Boss the boys around’: Carter Gordon relishing first Wallabies experience
Carter Gordon lost the "keys", his form and his enjoyment for rugby last year but the Wallabies' No.10 bolter has found them aga…
18 Apr 2023, 1:45
‘Was actually quite emotional’: Sir John Kirwan reacts to Rieko Ioane extension
On this week’s episode of The Breakdown, commentator Ken Laben called All Blacks midfielder Rieko Ioane “the best centre in th…
Finn Morton
17 Apr 2023, 23:51
Why re-signing Jordie Barrett should be NZR’s ‘number one’ priority
While there are a lot of questions that remain unanswered about the futures of key All Blacks, SENZ Breakfast host Tony Kemp has n…
Finn Morton
17 Apr 2023, 20:20
Flying Fijians land £1.36m World Cup sponsorship deal
The Flying Fijians, who are in the same Rugby World Cup pool as Eddie Jones’s Australia and Warren Gatland’s Wales, have recei…
Chris Jones
17 Apr 2023, 9:59
World Rugby take next step in introducing 'TMO bunker'
World Rugby is set to further trial the Television Match Official (TMO) Bunker - a new innovation in officiating - at the 2023 Wor…
Ian Cameron
17 Apr 2023, 8:54
British & Irish Lions and Rugby Australia announce 'joint venture'
The British & Irish Lions and Rugby Australia have announced a new joint venture for the 2025 Tour to Australia.
Ian Cameron
17 Apr 2023, 4:39
Wallabies new halfback prospect wants to stick around
Lonergan is yet to make his Wallabies debut, and joins his Brumbies teammate Nic White as one of two No.9s in the squad.
17 Apr 2023, 0:06
The next big re-signing priority for the All Blacks and NZR
With All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga departing to Japan the depth at first five-eighth is going to be tested like ne…
Ben Smith
16 Apr 2023, 23:57
Why Rieko Ioane's new contract is such a big deal for New Zealand Rugby
What will make New Zealand rugby fans proud is that Ioane has sacrificed what he could get for what he can still become.
Ben Smith
16 Apr 2023, 22:45
'Not be vindictive': Rugby Australia boss sends warning to League over Suaalii reaction
RA chairman McLennan said that they need to be 'dignified' in how they handle Joseph Suaalii and avoid burning bridges with the yo…
Ben Smith
16 Apr 2023, 20:29
'We can't keep everybody': NZR preparing for financial battle after Rieko Ioane coup
NZ Rugby general manager of professional rugby Chris Lendrum conceded that they 'can't keep everybody' as they contend with a comp…
Ben Smith
16 Apr 2023, 17:02
Brian O'Driscoll's dad among 12 internationals to receive an Ireland cap
The IRFU have announced that they will be awarding caps to 12 players who were not recognized at the time for their participation …
Ian Cameron
16 Apr 2023, 8:36
On this day: Martin Johnson named England team manager
The World Cup-winning captain could not replicate his on-field success in his management role.
16 Apr 2023, 4:00
'Seriously, I don't know what to expect': Wallabies bracing for first time with Eddie Jones
Australia's Rugby World Cup hopefuls are bracing for an "intense" first Wallabies training camp under no-nonsense new coach Eddie …
16 Apr 2023, 3:01
Eddie Jones forced to make seven changes for Wallabies camp
Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has been forced to make a number of changes ahead of his first camp in charge of the national sid…
Ben Smith
15 Apr 2023, 23:29
'We don't go 'That guy is pretty big and pretty ripped' so let's focus on him'
World Rugby is taking proactive steps to educate younger players about the dangers and pitfalls of taking performance-enhancing su…
Ian Cameron
15 Apr 2023, 8:08
Victor Matfield names the toughest All Blacks team he ever faced
Record Springboks caps holder Victor Matfield has named the toughest All Blacks side that he faced throughout his lengthy career.
Liam Heagney
15 Apr 2023, 4:10
What players can expect at Eddie Jones' first Wallabies training camp
In a couple of days’ time, Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will oversee the national team for the first time since returning to Aust…
Finn Morton
15 Apr 2023, 2:38
Emmanuel Meafou delivers verdict on national allegiance
The 24-year-old was born in New Zealand but grew up in Australia and played lower-tier rugby with clubs in Melbourne and Sydney be…
14 Apr 2023, 3:12
‘Very excited’: South Africa to host World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series 2023
Stellenbosch, South Africa, will play host to the third installment of the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series 2023, which featur…
Kim Ekin
14 Apr 2023, 2:59
‘We need that’: The two World Cup bolters the All Blacks should consider
This year’s Rugby World Cup in France is less than five months away, but there are plenty of questions that remain unanswered ab…
Finn Morton
14 Apr 2023, 1:01
'It's fitting': Samisoni Taukei'aho on why he chose the All Blacks over Tonga
Born in Tonga, Taukei'aho first ventured to New Zealand when captaining the Tonga under-15's team and was subsequently picked up b…
Ned Lester
13 Apr 2023, 20:29
Michael Hooper talks Olympics and jokes about League amidst contract uncertainty
Michael Hooper is flirting with a career change, move abroad, an Olympic rugby sevens stint and even joking of a code switch as th…
13 Apr 2023, 18:53
Victor Matfield has named his best all-time Springboks XV
Victor Matfield, the most capped Springboks international of all time, has named his best South African XV.
Liam Heagney
13 Apr 2023, 12:08
The lie detector test that amusingly got under Jamie George's skin
England hooker Jamie George has admitted he would like to play abroad at some stage in his club career.
Liam Heagney
13 Apr 2023, 4:50
‘I'm available for Hong Kong’: Brian O’Driscoll nearly went down the sevens path
Former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll rose to legendary status throughout his decorated international career, which could’ve…
Finn Morton
13 Apr 2023, 0:17
Brumbies and Rugby Australia re-sign hooker on two-year deal
Rugby Australia and the Brumbies have announced that hooker Billy Pollard has signed on with Australian Rugby until the end of 202…
Ben Smith
12 Apr 2023, 18:49

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