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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
New menstrual cycle tracking technology used by Wales during Six Nations
New landmark technology has been introduced to allow Wales Women to analyse how the menstrual cycle impacts performance, wellbeing…
Lucy Lomax
12 Apr 2023, 7:37
The work Ivan Nemer is undertaking after ban for racism incident
Italy prop Ivan Nemer has started his ‘Racism is a bad story’ project with the Italian rugby federation after his suspension f…
Liam Heagney
12 Apr 2023, 4:48
Jason Holland confirms ‘discussions’ surrounding All Blacks coaching set-up
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland has confirmed that there have been “a few discussions” about his potential involvement in Scott…
Finn Morton
12 Apr 2023, 2:21
Why Tate McDermott has fallen down the Wallabies No 9 pecking order
Nic White and Ryan Lonergan are Eddie Jones' preferred halfbacks for Australia.
Nick Bishop
11 Apr 2023, 9:16
IRFU statements: Contract extensions for Ryan and van der Flier
The IRFU have confirmed that James Ryan and Josh van der Flier have agreed to respective contract extensions through to the summer…
Liam Heagney
11 Apr 2023, 5:33
‘I said sorry’: Why All Black Codie Taylor ‘got mad’ at Richie McCaw
Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is admired by rugby fans all around the world. Love him or hate him, what McCaw achieved in…
Finn Morton
11 Apr 2023, 1:15
Have faith, Beauden Barrett will show up for the All Blacks when it matters
Beauden Barrett’s form with the Blues matters as much as today’s weather in six month’s time as far as the All Blacks are co…
Ben Smith
10 Apr 2023, 23:45
'Dan Carter, he's done': Ex-Wallaby on why Beauden Barrett can't be written off
Former Wallaby midfielder Morgan Turinui has explained why Blues first five-eighth Beauden Barrett can't be written off for the Al…
Kim Ekin
10 Apr 2023, 18:25
All Black hooker becomes first player to commit to NZR for next World Cup cycle
Samisoni Taukei’aho has become the first All Black signed until the end of the next Rugby World Cup cycle.
Kim Ekin
10 Apr 2023, 17:42
Kiwis star Joey Manu on what he told Suaalii about code switch
Joey Manu and Joseph Suaalii have formed a tight bond in the youngster's stint at the Sydney Roosters.
10 Apr 2023, 17:37
Motion filed calling on 4 Fiji Rugby Union board members to stand down
The Suva Rugby Union claims a “massive loss” is behind its decision to file a motion calling for four of the Fiji Rugby Union…
Chris Jones
10 Apr 2023, 8:53
'I'm still a bit bitter' - How Borthwick exit blindsided Leicester players
Springbok No.8 Jasper Wiesse has lifted the lid on exactly how Steve Borthwick and Kevin Sinfield broke the news of the departure …
Ian Cameron
10 Apr 2023, 6:47
'Players who can grow': Eddie Jones explains 'interesting' Wallabies selections
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones made international rugby headlines earlier this month as he named his first national squad ahead  of …
Finn Morton
09 Apr 2023, 22:40
'It's there for him': Cam Roigard continues to stake All Blacks claim
Halfback Cam Roigard is shaping up as a genuine All Blacks bolter ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup after a stellar start to …
Finn Morton
09 Apr 2023, 20:44
All Black Sevens book place at the Paris Olympics
The New Zealand All Blacks Sevens triumphed at the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, securing their fourth tournament title of the HSBC…
Ian Cameron
09 Apr 2023, 13:01
Quarter-finals confirmed after thrilling opening day at Singapore Sevens
An exciting set of quarter-finals awaits following a thrilling day one at the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens in which Argentina, New …
Kim Ekin
08 Apr 2023, 18:41
How Brodie Retallick 'changed the game' for locks in New Zealand
Retallick's tireless effort around the park set an entirely new precedent for locks when he first came into Super Rugby, and he's …
Ned Lester
07 Apr 2023, 23:56
Noah Lolesio rising to Eddie Jones' challenge after Wallabies omission
Stephen Larkham has no doubt Noah Lolesio still has a Wallabies future after the ACT Brumbies five-eighth's "superb" response to h…
07 Apr 2023, 18:18
The major thing Martin Gleeson wants to see after his England exit
Former England attack coach Martin Gleeson has called for even greater collaboration between rugby union and league.
Liam Heagney
07 Apr 2023, 14:00
Sharks deliver a very worrying update on the injured Eben Etzebeth
Springboks talisman Eben Etzebeth is facing a race against time to be fit for the start of the upcoming 2023 Rugby Championship.
Liam Heagney
07 Apr 2023, 10:09
Nigel Owens has reportedly reached a decision over Springboks job
Centurion referee Nigel Owens has reportedly given Rassie Erasmus his final decision about an offer to work with the Springboks at…
Liam Heagney
07 Apr 2023, 6:30
Frans Steyn's World Cup hopes in major doubt
rans Steyn, the double World Cup winning Springbok, could have his bid to appear in a fourth tournament in France later this year …
Chris Jones
07 Apr 2023, 3:47
Jordan Uelese on overcoming injuries and cancer scare for Wallabies return
Uelese was called into his first Wallabies squad in 2017 after just 28 minutes of Super Rugby and was part of their 2019 Rugby Wor…
07 Apr 2023, 1:51
Why Eddie Jones thinks the Wallabies need 'a number of captains'
Coach Eddie Jones has named his first Wallabies squad ahead of a training camp on the Gold Coast this month, but there’s one big…
Finn Morton
07 Apr 2023, 1:44
The 'damaging' loose forwards staking their All Blacks claim
A question familiar to All Blacks fans in the Ian Foster era is that of the starting loose forward trio, balancing the explosive p…
Ned Lester
07 Apr 2023, 1:21
McKenzie's challenge a welcomed reignition of the All Black No 10 debate
The All Black first five debate has yet again reared it's head, eight months after Richie Mo'unga seemingly settled the dust on Ia…
Ned Lester
06 Apr 2023, 21:42
What's gone wrong with Beauden Barrett?
Beauden Barrett's form has been trending downwards for the better part of a year.
06 Apr 2023, 12:17
Bernard Laporte tweets reply to claim he is joining Galthie's France
Ex-France coach Bernard Laporte has taken to Twitter following a claim that he was reportedly set to join Fabien Galthie’s staff…
Liam Heagney
06 Apr 2023, 4:05
How the All Blacks Sevens can qualify for Olympics this weekend
Fresh off a thrilling weekend in Hong Kong, the world’s 16 best men’s teams have arrived in Singapore.
Kim Ekin
06 Apr 2023, 1:56
'It's a privilege': Why Tate McDermott re-signed with Rugby Australia and QRU
Reds co-captain Tate McDermott has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union until the end of 2027.
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2023, 21:40
Why the All Blacks will 'surprise a few people' at this year's RWC
Injured prop Angus Ta’avao is expecting the All Blacks to “surprise a few people” at this year’s Rugby World Cup in France…
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2023, 20:09
Noah Lolesio 'confused' over Wallabies status after axing
Wallabies great Stephen Larkham hopes another national team axing for Noah Lolesio won't shatter the young five-eighth's confidenc…
05 Apr 2023, 19:35
'Eradicate this from our sport': Maro Itoje on racism in rugby after damning report
Maro Itoje says he has experienced moments that have been “below standard” as rugby confronts the findings of a damming report…
05 Apr 2023, 19:15
SA tribute paid following death of ex-Springboks coach Ian McIntosh
SA Rugby have paid tribute to Ian McIntosh, the former Springboks coach and selector, following his death on Wednesday at the age …
Liam Heagney
05 Apr 2023, 8:27
Exeter address the question of Joe Hawkins' availability for Wales
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has explained that he signed Joe Hawkins with the expectation that the youngster wouldn’t be at Sandy Par…
Liam Heagney
05 Apr 2023, 5:54
Nathan Cleary one of three NRL superstars on Eddie Jones' 'hit-list'
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has set his sights on three Australian rugby league representatives as potential transfer targets, inc…
Finn Morton
05 Apr 2023, 1:12
'It's the pinnacle': Why Hong Kong title meant so much to AB 7s
The All Blacks Sevens made history on Sunday night as they ended nine years of heartbreak and disappointment with a Cup final triu…
Finn Morton
04 Apr 2023, 20:24
The Semi Radradra verdict on Joseph Suaalii joining union from NRL
Fijian powerhouse Semi Radradra has given his verdict on the recent signing by Rugby Australia of Joseph Suaalii from the NRL.
Liam Heagney
04 Apr 2023, 11:34
The Nic Dolly injury update that will enthuse Leicester and England
Leicester boss Richard Wigglesworth has reported that Nic Dolly is on the verge of a playing comeback just 11 months following the…
Liam Heagney
04 Apr 2023, 9:01
Ben Youngs: The 'main England difference' between Borthwick, Jones
Centurion Test scrum-half Ben Youngs has revealed what he claims to be the main England difference now that Steve Borthwick has su…
Liam Heagney
04 Apr 2023, 5:40
Ex-Ireland back-rower Jordi Murphy announces his retirement
Ireland international forward Jordi Murphy has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of this season. Capped 30 times…
04 Apr 2023, 4:28
Ethan de Groot confirms future in New Zealand beyond World Cup
All Blacks prop Ethan de Groot has signed a new contract with New Zealand Rugby that will keep him in New Zealand until the end of…
Kim Ekin
03 Apr 2023, 21:29
Rising Reds star Lynagh locked in until 2025
The 19-year-old has played himself onto the Wallabies radar with four strong Super Rugby Pacific performances after debuting in ro…
03 Apr 2023, 21:02
Wales' Joe Hawkins World Cup in doubt following Prem switch
The Ospreys centre has made a major impact for his country.
03 Apr 2023, 12:20
Is Jed Holloway the man to fix Australia's lineout woes?
One of Eddie Jones' first tasks will be righting the Wallabies lineout.
Nick Bishop
03 Apr 2023, 10:14
Eddie Jones had some choice words for Australia's highest paid player
Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has left out veteran lock Rory Arnold from his 33-player squad and took a dig at the player for h…
Ian Cameron
03 Apr 2023, 5:19
Eddie Jones' 'bricks**thouse' bolter eager for first contact
Affectionately dubbed a "brick s**thouse" by Eddie Jones, new Wallabies squad member Blake Schoupp has pledged to keep working to …
03 Apr 2023, 4:20
Watch Eddie Jones' full, no-holds-barred Wallabies squad video conference
Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has named a 33-man squad for the team's first training camp of the year, with six uncapped player…
Ian Cameron
02 Apr 2023, 8:42
Eddie Jones ends Wallabies speculation on Emmanuel Meafou
Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has ended speculation around the Test future of Toulouse's giant, Australian second row Emmanuel …
Ian Cameron
02 Apr 2023, 8:34
Why the AB 7s were 'emotional' after thrilling semi-final win
The All Blacks Sevens are off to the big dance in Hong Kong after beating fierce rivals France 12-7 in a thrilling semi-final on S…
Finn Morton
02 Apr 2023, 6:59
'Just taking care of the old man body': USA 7s star Perry Baker not done yet
Speedster Perry Baker is one of the greatest players to have ever donned the red, white and blue of the USA on the rugby sevens fi…
Finn Morton
02 Apr 2023, 5:35
Springboks Nigel Owens deal on verge of completion - report
South Africa's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has revealed that he is on the verge of securing retired Welsh referee Nigel Owens…
Ian Cameron
02 Apr 2023, 5:04
Surprise omissions as Eddie Jones names his first Wallabies squad
Eddie Jones has caught Formula 1 fever, likening his first Wallabies training squad to the motor sport pre-season.
02 Apr 2023, 3:46
'One of my goals': Debutant realises AB 7s 'dream' in Hong Kong
Rising star Codemeru Vai realised a childhood dream on Friday as he made his international debut for the All Blacks Sevens in Hong…
Finn Morton
02 Apr 2023, 2:26
Why French sevens hero is 'happy' to play NZ in HK semis
Sevens World Series heavyweights France survived an almighty scare on Sunday morning after going to extra time in their men’s qu…
Finn Morton
02 Apr 2023, 0:42
'Pretty disappointed': Star left 'gutted' as Aus fail to qualify for HK quarters
Australia have failed to defend their Hong Kong Sevens crown after falling at the final hurdle of pool play against the United Sta…
Finn Morton
01 Apr 2023, 10:51
Suaalii not a 15 in rugby union says Wallaby great
One of the Wallabies' all-time great fullbacks doesn't think code-hopping sensation Joseph Suaalii should play 15 when he switches…
Ian Cameron
01 Apr 2023, 6:50
'We love it': AB 7s hold on for tough win over rivals RSA
In just a few words, All Blacks Sevens co-captain Dylan Collier summed up the esteemed rugby rivalry between New Zealand and South…
Finn Morton
01 Apr 2023, 3:20
Everything you need to know about the Hong Kong Sevens
The party is just getting started here in Hong Kong.
Finn Morton
31 Mar 2023, 21:08
'Like going to war': ABs 7s primed for 'tough' South Africa clash
Co-captain Dylan Collier is ready to go “to war” on Saturday when the All Blacks Sevens taken on fierce rivals South Africa in…
Finn Morton
31 Mar 2023, 7:40
Bolts from the blue could reinvigorate Wallabies
Eddie Jones will name his first Wallabies training squad on Sunday.
31 Mar 2023, 5:19
Papali'i tops Cane for All Blacks' 2022 form XV spot
The major takeaways from the All Blacks form XV was the team's captain being demoted to the bench while an uncapped back makes an …
Kim Ekin
31 Mar 2023, 0:45
Live blog: Hong Kong Sevens day one
Finn Morton
31 Mar 2023, 0:00
Sevens set for 46-year first as World Series returns to Hong Kong
The world-famous Hong Kong skyline provided the backdrop as captains of the 28 men’s and women’s teams gathered ahead of the C…
Kim Ekin
30 Mar 2023, 23:30
Len Ikitau re-signs with Brumbies through until 2025
Rugby Australia have announced the re-signing of rising Brumbies and Wallabies star Len Ikitau, who has confirmed his commitment t…
Kim Ekin
30 Mar 2023, 19:26
Under the radar All Blacks have no time to spare
The All Blacks are building towards the World Cup in the most unconventional manner.
Gregor Paul
30 Mar 2023, 10:30
RFU statement: England recruit another 2019 Rugby World Cup winner
New England boss Steve Borthwick has recruited a second member of the Springboks 2019 World Cup-winning staff after securing a dea…
Liam Heagney
30 Mar 2023, 9:21
Danny Cipriani comments on diving in rugby has splits fans
Former England fly-half Danny Cipriani has sparked a heated debate on Twitter by suggesting that diving or simulation could be see…
Ian Cameron
30 Mar 2023, 7:39
'The last 20 minutes were horrible' - Thibaud Flament on playing Ireland
France second row Thibaud Flament says that Ireland were without a doubt the best team he has faced playing for Les Bleus in the T…
Ian Cameron
30 Mar 2023, 6:40
Why Eddie Jones is off the mark about the Wallabies' new tactics
Possession-based rugby is alive and well - perhaps just not in Australia.
Nick Bishop
30 Mar 2023, 5:59
'I don't know why anyone's shocked': Suaalii's switch planned years ago
Souths coach Jason Demetriou says Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii has been planning his code hop for years but cast doubt on Cam Murray foll…
29 Mar 2023, 22:13
Why changing All Blacks eligibility would be so detrimental to New Zealand rugby
The All Blacks' Rugby Championship rivals have each adopted more inclusive eligibility rules that sees each of the tier-one sides …
Ned Lester
29 Mar 2023, 20:15
The little known international team that Scott Robertson has already coached
“We not only had Razor; there was also Tabai Matson, Brent Frew, Dallas Seymour coaching our fifteens and sevens, as well as tra…
Frankie Deges
29 Mar 2023, 16:52
Joseph Suaalii recruitment a triumph even if Wallabies out of reach
Joseph Suaalii's recruitment by Rugby Australia could have a long-lasting effect.
Tom Vinicombe
29 Mar 2023, 10:47
'Was in my bed crying': Why Aussie 7s ace thought his career was over at 16
Darby Lancaster’s rise to World Series stardom with the Australian Sevens team is a story of grit, resilience and passion.
Finn Morton
29 Mar 2023, 1:03
'I'm still pretty angry about it': Injured All Black Tupaea resentful over Swain cleanout
All Black second five-eighth Quinn Tupaea has opened up about his recovery from the ACL injury he suffered in last year's Bledislo…
Ben Smith
28 Mar 2023, 18:16
10 of the best tweets about the bombshell Stuart Hogg retirement
There has been a massive online reaction to Monday’s bombshell announcement by Stuart Hogg that he will retire from playing rugb…
Liam Heagney
28 Mar 2023, 6:46
'We invented a lot of stuff 10-12 years ago': All Blacks in desperate need of innovation
A semi-final loss at the 2019 World Cup saw a fresh wave of scrutiny, claiming the team was hanging on to old tactics and not evol…
Ned Lester
28 Mar 2023, 0:06
'Sugar rush': Ex-All Black slams 'laughable' deal by Rugby Australia for Suaalii
Former All Black first five-eighth Stephen Donald has slammed Rugby Australia's latest deal.
Kim Ekin
27 Mar 2023, 22:51
Ex-Wallaby hits back at league and the Roosters 'fool' who opened his mouth
Former Waratah and 2014 Super Rugby winner Stephen Hoiles and former Wallaby Morgan Turinui have hit back at comments coming from …
Kim Ekin
27 Mar 2023, 21:15
Eight England players whose RWC journeys will end this Autumn
We look at a number of England players who - if selected - will almost certainly play in their last tournament this year when they…
Ian Cameron
27 Mar 2023, 11:23
Stuart Hogg drops rugby retirement bombshell
Scottish rugby legend Stuart Hogg has announced that he will retire from international rugby after the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Fra…
Ian Cameron
27 Mar 2023, 9:42
Time's running out as the Roger Tuivasa-Sheck debate rages on
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck might not be the best No 12 in Auckland, let alone New Zealand.
Nick Bishop
27 Mar 2023, 8:05
Ex-Wallaby captain not sold on Suaalii deal
Former World Cup captain Stirling Mortlock has questioned Rugby Australia's multi-million-dollar investment in Joseph-Aukuso Suaal…
27 Mar 2023, 0:32
Report: Tuivasa-Sheck to reject league and stay in union after World Cup
Blues and All Black midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is reportedly set to reject a return to the NRL after this year's World Cup.
Ben Smith
26 Mar 2023, 19:52
The All Blacks injury toll five rounds into Super Rugby Pacific
Round five of Super Rugby Pacific was a designated 'rest week' for many All Blacks which helped softened the growing injury toll.
Ben Smith
26 Mar 2023, 17:36
A 'definitive' heaviest rugby players XV in 2023
The internet is littered with lists of the heaviest rugby players playing the sport, even if frustratingly few are anything like a…
Ian Cameron
26 Mar 2023, 14:06
'Rugby will never be perfectly safe, people need to accept that'
Sam Warburton is full of the joys of spring these days. Usually, at this time of year, he would be a wreck with the Guinness Six N…
Liam Heagney
26 Mar 2023, 4:11
Springbok hero Cheslin Kolbe leaves pitch in tears after being carted off
The Springboks camp face a nervous wait after South Africa's 2019 World Cup hero Cheslin Kolbe left Toulon's match against Lyon on…
Kim Ekin
25 Mar 2023, 22:27
'Isn't going to help beat the All Blacks': Roosters teammate on Suaalii's monster RA deal
Kiwi league international Brandon Smith has offered his thoughts on his Roosters' teammate Joseph Suaalii's new deal with Rugby Au…
Kim Ekin
25 Mar 2023, 20:39
Joseph Suaalii is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist for Rugby Australia
Eddie Jones will hope his new league recruit will have as much impact as Israel Folau did in his Test debut in the last Lions seri…
Ben Smith
25 Mar 2023, 20:02
The 'big difference' that denied Marcus Smith a fair England chance
Former England player Austin Healey has claimed that Marcus Smith wasn’t given a fair chance to impress by new head coach Steve …
Liam Heagney
25 Mar 2023, 13:45
Who is Joseph Suaalii and why is his rugby union switch such a big deal?
He's being billed as the next Israel Folau, but who is 19-year-old Joseph Suaalii and why is it such a big deal that he's switchin…
Ian Cameron
25 Mar 2023, 10:03
Eddie Jones poised to recruit recently sacked Top 14 coach - report
Eddie Jones’ next staff recruitment for the Wallabies is set to be Pierre-Henry Broncan, the Frenchman who recently lost his job…
Liam Heagney
25 Mar 2023, 9:17
Eddie Jones gets his top target as Joseph Suaalii signs with Rugby Aus
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has landed his top target with Sydney Roosters flyer Joseph Suaalii signing a deal with Rugby Australi…
Finn Morton
25 Mar 2023, 3:20
'Creeping sense of arrogance': Aussie scribe slams ABs after coaching saga
New Zealand Rugby’s decision to appoint the next All Blacks coach ahead of this year’s World Cup has not gone down well across…
Finn Morton
24 Mar 2023, 23:27
Sir Steve Hansen isn't sure 'why the big onus is on red cards' in fight for player safety
All Blacks coaching great Sir Steve Hansen has offered his opinion on ways to improve the disciplinary system in rugby after Fredd…
Ned Lester
24 Mar 2023, 19:49
Why Carter Gordon might just be the Wallabies' last hope
Carter Gordon has made a promising start to the Super Rugby Pacific season.
Nick Bishop
24 Mar 2023, 19:42
Tom Pearson: 'I'd love to play in a World Cup'
The buccaneering young London Irish backrow has been getting rave reviews all season and is on England's radar
Owain Jones
24 Mar 2023, 14:10
Springboks can still 'dominate' Ireland in one facet of game
Former South Africa head coach Nick Mallett believes that the Springboks still have it in their wheel house to beat Ireland at the…
Ian Cameron
24 Mar 2023, 12:41
'Without offending anyone' - How Bastareud feels watching France
Former France centre Matthieu Bastareaud has expressed his discontent with the coaching style he experienced during his time repre…
Ian Cameron
24 Mar 2023, 10:53
'Possession rugby is dead': Eddie Jones plots power game for the Wallabies
Eddie Jones has warned fans expecting the Wallabies to return to the glory days of the Galloping Greens-like running rugby under…
24 Mar 2023, 3:56
'It's really poor': Eddie Jones criticises All Blacks coaching process
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has criticised New Zealand Rugby for their “poor” treatment of All Blacks boss Ian Foster.
Finn Morton
24 Mar 2023, 2:58
Reports: Rugby Australia close to landing NRL star Joseph Sua'ali'i
Eddie Jones' desires to convert some of the NRL's finest to rugby union are a step closer to reality this week with multiple sourc…
Ned Lester
23 Mar 2023, 23:26
Razor is the injection of authenticity NZ desperately needs
Scott Robertson will be one of the most engaging coaches on the international circuit.
Gregor Paul
23 Mar 2023, 12:49
As Six Nations red cards fly one side has kept a clean sheet for 23 years
It's hardly a secret that there has seen a significant increase in red cards in recent years in rugby union - and the Guinness Six…
Ian Cameron
23 Mar 2023, 7:40
Vern Cotter has new club in sights after shock Fiji exit
Just seven weeks after he quit as head coach of Fiji in dramatic fashion and Vern Cotter appears to have a new club on the horizon…
Ian Cameron
23 Mar 2023, 6:50
Shaun Edwards wades in on Freddie Steward's rescinded red
French defence coach Shaun Edwards has expressed his bemusement over the decision to send off Freddie Steward in England's final S…
Ian Cameron
23 Mar 2023, 5:59
Eddie Jones adds former England forwards coach to Wallabies staff
The Wallabies’ coaching setup has continued to take shape ahead of this year’s World Cup, with Eddie Jones calling on another …
Finn Morton
23 Mar 2023, 0:10
'I'd entertain it': NRL star admits code switch 'wouldn't be off the cards'
Cronulla Sharks enforcer Toby Rudolf has admitted that a stunning code switch to rugby union “wouldn’t be off the cards” in …
Finn Morton
22 Mar 2023, 19:26
Why next ABs coach Scott Robertson can 'become one of the greats'
Former New Zealand coach Laurie Mains has explained why newly appointed All Blacks coach Scott Robertson has the potential to “b…
Finn Morton
22 Mar 2023, 2:26
Why Brumbies star needs to be in Eddie Jones' RWC plans
With this year’s Rugby World Cup just around the corner, Brumbies halfback Ryan Lonergan may have given Wallabies coach Eddie Jo…
Finn Morton
21 Mar 2023, 23:55
'Maybe it is possible': Hurricanes star emerges as potential RWC 'bolter'
By his own admission, Cam Roigard is coming off his “best performance in the Canes jersey” after the halfback scored a double …
Finn Morton
21 Mar 2023, 20:43
Winners and losers from the appointment of Robertson as All Blacks coach
New Zealand Rugby revealed that Scott Robertson will coach the All Blacks from 2024 onward, securing the most successful Super Rug…
Ben Smith
21 Mar 2023, 19:16
Robertson's anti-climatic appointment ends sorry coaching saga
When everyone knows you should be coach - and that you’ll eventually get the job one day - a lot of the suspense and excitement …
Hamish Bidwell
21 Mar 2023, 16:58
Greed kills World Cup campaigns
Wales, Grand Slam winners in 2019, were not able to peak at the business end of that year's Rugby World Cup as a result. The injur…
Ben Smith
21 Mar 2023, 2:36
Former All Black names his three NZ halfbacks for RWC
With this year’s Rugby World Cup less than six months away, former All Black Steve Devine has named the three New Zealand halfba…
Finn Morton
21 Mar 2023, 1:39
'It's an honour': Scott Robertson named next All Blacks coach
After months of rumours and speculation, New Zealand Rugby have confirmed that Scott Robertson will be the next head coach of the …
Finn Morton
20 Mar 2023, 23:26
New All Blacks coach to be announced today - report
Following months of rumours and speculation, New Zealand Rugby are expected to announce the next All Blacks coach at 4pm NZT today…
Finn Morton
20 Mar 2023, 21:36
Radradra among 3 stars confirmed to face Eddie Jones' Barbarians in May
Former New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has confirmed the recruitment of three superstars for his World XV ahead of their match…
Ian Cameron
20 Mar 2023, 7:04
The subtle change to TMO useage in this year's Six Nations
It is easy for us all to forget that the use of the TMO, like VAR in football and to a lesser extent the third umpire in cricket, …
Paul Smith
19 Mar 2023, 10:08
Ref Watch: Brainless machismo and courage under fire
From a refereeing perspective, one of the unfortunate aspects of being required to issue a red card is that the rest of your perfo…
Paul Smith
19 Mar 2023, 5:14
Former Wallaby snubs Barretts, Taukei'aho in combined ANZAC XV
Wallabies legend Tim Horan has sensationally snubbed the Barrett brothers and world-class hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho from his hy…
Finn Morton
18 Mar 2023, 23:59
Gregor Townsend's Scotland future to be discussed
The Scotland head coach is out of contract after this year’s World Cup.
18 Mar 2023, 15:17
Sonny Bill Williams makes shock predictions for Six Nations finale
Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has made a bold prediction for the final round of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.
Ian Cameron
18 Mar 2023, 7:07
PRB statement: First standard contracts in Welsh rugby now agreed
Wales’ final match in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations away to France on Saturday has coincided with a standard contract being pres…
Liam Heagney
18 Mar 2023, 6:39
Mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka announces end to All Blacks career
Legendary mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka has announced that his time with the All Blacks will come to an end at the conclusion …
Ned Lester
18 Mar 2023, 0:56
Have Hurricanes halves provided a glimpse at All Blacks future?
Cam Roigard and Brett Cameron will forge a strong halves combo for the Hurricanes.
17 Mar 2023, 11:17
Scotland must wean itself off imported talent
A home game to end the Six Nations against the bottom-ranked team. Win that and they’ll end third on the league table, their fir…
Daniel Gallan
17 Mar 2023, 7:49
What makes the 'new Ireland' so unbreakable?
Ireland, like all champion teams, are able to adapt under pressure.
17 Mar 2023, 7:00
Andy Marinos detests disloyal tag as Jones eyes NRL stars
Reports that suggest Eddie Jones and Rugby Australia's emphasis on recruiting NRL talent to bolster the Wallabies team is being re…
Ned Lester
16 Mar 2023, 23:43
Gilpin: 'Making the game better isn't safety versus spectacle'
World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin believes increasing the safety of the game is not at odds with increasing its entertainment value - an…
Ian Cameron
16 Mar 2023, 13:20
Why it's not 'entirely a bad thing' for Australian players to move overseas
Andy Marinos concedes Rugby Australia needs to step up its talent identification to avoid losing more Mack Hansens and the like …
16 Mar 2023, 1:23
Fraser McReight wants Wallabies 'bucket list' moment with Harry Wilson
Fraser McReight wants to wear a gold jersey alongside good mate Harry Wilson and hopes he'll follow his lead after committing to A…
16 Mar 2023, 1:03
'Best that I say nothing': Scott Robertson coy over All Blacks future
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson made international headlines earlier this year after dropping an All Blacks coaching bombshell ahe…
Finn Morton
15 Mar 2023, 20:46
All Black tighthead prop signs long-term extension after breakout season
Lomax has re-committed to New Zealand Rugby until the end of 2026, and will remain eligible for the All Blacks with the Hurricanes…
Ben Smith
15 Mar 2023, 19:10
'No one wanted him': Ex-Wallaby says Hansen had no future in Australia
Former Wallaby midfielder Morgan Turinui insists that Ireland's new star would not have got picked had he stayed in Australia.
Ben Smith
15 Mar 2023, 18:24
Crusaders midfielder commits to New Zealand Rugby until 2025
All Blacks back David Havili has his sights set on more success in Aotearoa after re-signing with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) until th…
Kim Ekin
15 Mar 2023, 17:10
Rugby Australia re-sign Hooper's heir apparent at openside
Michael Hooper's Wallabies heir apparent Fraser McReight will remain in Australian rugby beyond the World Cup.
15 Mar 2023, 17:05
How Mack Hansen outclassed Duhan van der Merwe in Edinburgh
Duhan van der Merwe will long remember Mack Hansen after their Edinburgh showdown.
Ben Smith
15 Mar 2023, 5:47
'I've got to perform': Asafo Aumua discusses his RWC ambitions
With this year’s Rugby World Cup just a matter of months away, there are a number of players in New Zealand with a genuine point…
Finn Morton
15 Mar 2023, 2:09
'Sick of hearing about it': Australia's rugby players fed up with Eddie Jones' flirtation
One of Australia's top player agents has come out with frustrations levelled at incoming Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones.
Kim Ekin
15 Mar 2023, 0:08
England's Maggie Alphonsi included on WRU independent review panel
Legendary England women’s player Maggie Alphonsi has been named on the panel that will investigate allegations of sexism, misogy…
Liam Heagney
14 Mar 2023, 6:18
Scotland Women in a good place ahead of Six Nations campaign
Scotland head coach Bryan Easson believes his side are entering a “fresh, exciting period” ahead of the Six Nations.
13 Mar 2023, 16:40
Why Noah Lolesio could be on the cusp of seizing Australia's No 10 jersey
There are already distinct signs that Stephen Larkham’s tutelage is bearing fruit for Noah Lolesio.
Nick Bishop
13 Mar 2023, 13:52
Players stabbed in South Africa by spectators, probe launched
South African rugby authorities have launched an investigation into allegations that players were stabbed by spectators following …
Chris Jones
13 Mar 2023, 6:28
Wallabies legend Sekope Kepu on the 'military style' abuse he suffered in New Zealand
Wallabies legend Sekope Kepu has detailed abuse he suffered at an Auckland boarding school that included 'military-style brutal be…
13 Mar 2023, 0:55
'Rugby really needs to get its own house in order': Rabbitohs hit back over rugby's raid
South Sydney Rabbitohs have hit back at the rival code after suggestions that Eddie Jones was interested in their star Origin rep.
Kim Ekin
13 Mar 2023, 0:16
Rugby Australia responds to World Rugby's new tackle trials
Rugby Australia has confirmed its intention to work with World Rugby on a global law trial reducing the legal height of the tackle…
Kim Ekin
12 Mar 2023, 21:45
'It was immense': Farrell hails Ireland's win as best he's seen after injury crisis
Andy Farrell praised the character of his Grand Slam-chasing Ireland side after they overcame the loss of five players.
12 Mar 2023, 20:08
Ref Watch: Sometimes less is more in rugby
I really like Luke Pearce’s approach to refereeing and will not be at all surprised if he survives the midway cut and takes char…
Paul Smith
12 Mar 2023, 15:55
Ringrose 'up and talking' as Ireland issue update on 5 injured players
Ireland centre Garry Ringrose is being closely monitored after suffering a head injury during Ireland's 22-7 Guinness Six Nations …
Ian Cameron
12 Mar 2023, 14:43
Injury ravaged Ireland on brink of Grand Slam after beating Scotland
The visitors put in a brilliant second-half display to win 22-7.
12 Mar 2023, 13:44
Scotland player ratings vs Ireland | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: Scotland were denied a first Triple Crown since 1990 as Ireland continued their quest for a Grand Slam wi…
Gavin Harper
12 Mar 2023, 13:29
Ref Watch: Ireland's disallowed try off a Scottish infringement
Ireland had an early try disallowed after they appeared to have legally stolen a Scotland throw and sent their forwards driving ov…
Paul Smith
12 Mar 2023, 11:47
A list of England Rugby's heaviest defeats
The 53-10 scoreline in England's devastating home defeat to France in the Guinness Six Nations has made the record books for all t…
Ian Cameron
12 Mar 2023, 8:28
One of the favourites to be next All Blacks coach withdraws
New Zealand assistant coach Joe Schmidt has confirmed that he will not lead the All Blacks next year, as his focus will remain on …
Ian Cameron
11 Mar 2023, 5:58
Pollard: 'England are in a good spot... that makes them dangerous'
Handre Pollard was in cracking form when put forward by Leicester for interview, embracing 34 wide-ranging questions over a 20-min…
Liam Heagney
11 Mar 2023, 4:45
Springbok training camp bolstered by eight newcomers
These camps are part of the Boks’ preparations for the Rugby World Cup in France in September and October, where they will attem…
10 Mar 2023, 18:10
James O'Connor eyes Wallabies revival after 'deflating' 2022
James O'Connor's chances of a Wallabies recall have increased with Eddie Jones at the helm.
Jim Tucker
10 Mar 2023, 14:38
Incumbent All Blacks' pain could be Shaun Stevenson's gain
A refresh on the wings could once again be on the cards for the All Blacks.
Tom Vinicombe
10 Mar 2023, 14:31
I like the lopsided nature of this Rugby World Cup
It’s not often those with their hands on the levers of power pay heed to the baying rabble and their noisy quibbles. Especially …
Daniel Gallan
10 Mar 2023, 5:47
'Well done to that fan': Eddie Jones reacts to leaked Wallabies draft
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones made international headlines last weekend after he was caught drafting a potential Wallabies squad dur…
Finn Morton
10 Mar 2023, 0:22
'Some of the best players in Australia' to square off in SR blockbuster
Three contenders for the Wallabies' fullback job at this year's World Cup will square off on Saturday night when the ACT Brumbies …
09 Mar 2023, 23:00
What happened the first time George Gregan tried to tackle Jonah Lomu
Wallaby great George Gregan admitted he was dumbfounded the first time he tried to tackle the late, great Jonah Lomu.
Ned Lester
09 Mar 2023, 22:27
Scott Barrett reveals his stance on future All Blacks captaincy
Crusaders captain Scott Barrett isn't looking too far ahead but admits he'd consider taking up the All Blacks' captainship after t…
Ned Lester
09 Mar 2023, 19:16
Injured All Black 'on track' for Super Rugby return this season
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland believes injured All Black TJ Perenara is “on track to be playing” before the end of this year…
Finn Morton
09 Mar 2023, 0:33
Wallabies versatile lock re-commits to Rugby Australia on new deal
The versatile forward, who can cover both lock and backrow positions has since made 76 appearances for the Waratahs over two stint…
Kim Ekin
08 Mar 2023, 14:59
All Blacks boosted by re-signing of Barrett for two more years
All Blacks forward Scott Barrett is set to continue building his legacy in Aotearoa after re-signing with New Zealand Rugby until …
Kim Ekin
08 Mar 2023, 14:53
The 'poppycock' Baxter reaction to England picking overseas players
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has shot down recent speculation that the restriction preventing overseas-based players from representing E…
Liam Heagney
08 Mar 2023, 5:53
'Want to represent Ireland': Why former Force star left Aussie rugby behind
Former Junior Wallabies squad member Byron Ralston will always be remembered as the player who scored the Western Force’s first …
Finn Morton
08 Mar 2023, 0:50
Why Eddie Jones should target QLD Maroons star
Brisbane Broncos forward Patrick Carrigan has been touted as a potential transfer target for Rugby Australia after another NRL sta…
Finn Morton
07 Mar 2023, 22:51
'You are having bad days': Kirwan calls for more superstars in All Blacks Sevens side
After winning back-to-back events in Sydney and Los Angeles, the All Blacks Sevens stumbled to a quarter-final loss to Australia i…
Ben Smith
07 Mar 2023, 20:43
Report: Top 14 club sign former Crusader and Wallaby loose forward
Former Crusader and current Wallaby and Brumbies flanker Pete Samu has inked a two-year deal in France following this year's Rugby…
Ben Smith
07 Mar 2023, 18:09
Change is scary but Welsh rugby not changing is even more frightening
Change can be scary. Besides, if it’s not broken, why try to fix things? Except things are broken, very broken, in Welsh rugby a…
Daniel Gallan
07 Mar 2023, 9:43
How the selection of Ollie Lawrence has 'solved' England's No 10 conundrum
Whoever wears No 10 for England, they will perform better with Ollie Lawrence outside them.
Nick Bishop
07 Mar 2023, 8:17
Kurt-Lee Arendse has made a decision on his post-World Cup future
Springboks winger Kurt-Lee Arendse has confirmed what he will do after the upcoming Rugby World Cup finals in France, agreeing to …
Liam Heagney
07 Mar 2023, 4:16
What if Darcy Swain made a throat-slash gesture to a New Zealand player?
If Wallabies lock Darcy Swain made a throat-slitting gesture at a New Zealand player, how would we like that? And, if not Swain, t…
Hamish Bidwell
06 Mar 2023, 21:17
'We will see where he can take us': Eddie Jones thinks Quade Cooper has another World Cup in him
Eddie Jones has backed flyhalf Quade Cooper to make the next World Cup at 35 years of age but stopped short of guaranteeing him a …
Ben Smith
06 Mar 2023, 16:01
Expectations for Razor as All Blacks coach should be dampened
Robertson is the candidate who can energise and rally support behind the All Blacks, but expectations shouldn't be held demanding …
Ben Smith
05 Mar 2023, 23:18
Los Pumas powerhouse Marcos Kremer signs for Clermont
Clermont has made yet another big-name signing ahead of the new season with the addition of Los Puma's powerhouse Marcos Kremer to…
Ian Cameron
05 Mar 2023, 10:49
'The last World Cup wasn't so happy for us... we now want revenge'
This weekend would have been very different for Matias Moroni if the world hadn’t abruptly shut down three years ago. Instead of…
Liam Heagney
05 Mar 2023, 4:30
Australia shock All Blacks Sevens in Vancouver
Australia has prevented another New Zealand sweep of men's and women's titles on the World Rugby Sevens circuit.
05 Mar 2023, 1:30
Japanese club cancel season after bar ransacked leaving Wallabies star in limbo
Wallabies lock Rory Arnold has been left in limbo after his Japanese club Hino Red Dolphins cancelled their season.
Kim Ekin
04 Mar 2023, 15:45
SA Rugby resort to blast from the past to replace Jurie Roux
SA Rugby have found a interim replacement for Jurie Roux as CEO, appointing Rian Oberholzer to the position.
Ian Cameron
03 Mar 2023, 3:48
How Dave Rennie's demands almost drove star winger out of rugby
Suliasi Vunivalu has revealed how Dave Rennie's training demands almost drove him out of rugby as he prepares to live up to new …
03 Mar 2023, 0:52
Sam Cane: Early coach appointment the 'writing on the wall' for Ian Foster
All Blacks captain Sam Cane admits he wasn't surprised by Ian Foster's decision to bow out of the running for All Blacks coach for…
Ned Lester
02 Mar 2023, 23:08
'Where is Mark Robinson?': NZR CEO accused of being 'missing in action'
David Moffet accused NZR's board of being in place for the wrong reasons, such as chasing recognition and the novelty of being in …
Ned Lester
02 Mar 2023, 18:09
Prince Harry tells naked truth about his love of rugby
Prince Harry has revealed the depth of his love for the game of rugby - collecting signatures from England's stark naked World Cup…
02 Mar 2023, 3:28
Can Eddie Jones find a way for broken Wallabies to beat All Blacks?
Australian players are habitual losers when faced with Kiwi opposition.
02 Mar 2023, 2:54
Young halves won't go unnoticed by Eddie Jones with All Blacks looming
Eddie Jones has inherited a slew of capped halves but it's the new breed that most excites.
02 Mar 2023, 1:03
'It's amateur hour': NZR slammed following coaching announcement
SENZ Breakfast host Tony Kemp hasn’t held back in his assessment of the coaching announcement, as he slammed NZR for their lack …
Finn Morton
01 Mar 2023, 20:38
Coaching staff stood down after death of Fiji U20s player
The Fiji U20s coaching staff have been stood down and an investigation launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ra…
Chris Jones
01 Mar 2023, 7:34
Ian Foster's shock bombshell in response to NZR's announcement
The All Blacks will have a new head coach in 2024 with Foster dropping out of contention. 
Ben Smith
28 Feb 2023, 23:25
Brumbies' Frost hungry to beef up ahead of World Cup
Brumbies man mountain Nick Frost says he's still on the extra meals as he looks to reach new heights that might help both club and…
28 Feb 2023, 23:18
New All Blacks coach to be appointed within 'the next four to six weeks'
New Zealand Rugby have confirmed that the next All Blacks head coach will be appointed within “the next four to six weeks.”
Finn Morton
28 Feb 2023, 19:48
'Let's be honest': Why Kiwi pundit is 'scared' of Eddie Jones' Wallabies
Eddie Jones hasn’t been back in Australia for long, but the legendary coach has already made an impression across the ditch.
Finn Morton
28 Feb 2023, 18:48
David Flatman: 'I fear the game is becoming too apologetic. Rugby simply will never appease everybody'
Rugby, like all sports, has its issues, but it should also shout a little louder about all the merits it possesses and stand proud
David Flatman
28 Feb 2023, 12:34
'That next level': Rebels prop Gibbon eyeing Rugby World Cup berth
There's no place like home for Melbourne prop Matt Gibbon, although his rugby aspirations stretch much further than AAMI Park.
28 Feb 2023, 0:29
The less said by Scott Robertson the better
Foster is neither a public relations asset, nor the owner of an accomplished coaching record, but he looks better than NZR right n…
Hamish Bidwell
27 Feb 2023, 23:45
Kieran Read on why New Zealand Rugby doesn't need to worry about All Black exodus
Former All Black captain Kieran Read has weighed in with what he expects for the All Blacks in 2024 after the next Rugby World Cup…
Ben Smith
27 Feb 2023, 22:37
'Disrespectful to our badge': Blitzboks coach tears into team after horror showing in LA
No one could have predicted the showing in Los Angeles as the Blitzboks slumped to four losses with just one lone win over Canada.…
Kim Ekin
27 Feb 2023, 17:49
RA statement: Eddie Jones names his new Wallabies coach
Eddie Jones has named his new Wallabies defence coach, appointing Brett Hodgson on a two-year deal through to the end of 2024.
Liam Heagney
27 Feb 2023, 4:28
Andy Farrell optimistic Ireland will have key players back for Scotland
Ireland boss Andy Farrell is optimistic most of his sidelined stars will be fit and firing for a crunch Murrayfield showdown with …
26 Feb 2023, 22:24
'Name the new coach or don't': Ex-All Black captain blasts handling of Foster situation
Ex-All Black captain Kieran Read has weighed in on the All Blacks coaching job drama between Ian Foster and Scott Robertson.
Ben Smith
26 Feb 2023, 20:16
Scotland player ratings vs France | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: Scotland's hopes of a first Six Nations Grand Slam were brought to an end in Paris as France edged a puls…
Gavin Harper
26 Feb 2023, 12:43
Scotland brought down to earth in France after horror start
Gregor Townsend’s side were ripped apart early on as the hosts raced into a 19-0 lead.
26 Feb 2023, 12:22
France player ratings vs Scotland | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Although France, last year's Grand Slam winners, suffered a setback in their previous match against Ireland, they were eager to re…
Ian Cameron
26 Feb 2023, 12:05
Springboks want to hire Nigel Owens ahead of RWC - report
The Springboks are reportedly set to make a bid to hire retired referee Nigel Owens to come and consult for the team ahead of the …
Ian Cameron
26 Feb 2023, 7:56
Ulster's message to Boks on a Duane Vermeulen RWC return
Ulster head coach Dan McFarland believes Duane Vermeulen can still be a vital cog in the Springboks’ squad when the World Cup co…
26 Feb 2023, 7:09
'Learning to walk again': Aussie 7s ace opens up about devastating injury
Defending World Series champions Australia will be desperate to bounce back in Los Angeles this weekend following their disappoint…
Finn Morton
25 Feb 2023, 0:05
Gareth Edwards' 1973 Barbarians jersey fetches eyewatering sum
Edwards finished off a spectacular seven-man move during the victory over New Zealand in Cardiff 50 years ago.
24 Feb 2023, 10:55
Ex-Ireland, Leicester and Munster scrumhalf Tom Tierney dead at 46
Former Ireland, Leicester Tigers and Munster scrumhalf Tom Tierney has passed away suddenly at the age of 46.
Ian Cameron
24 Feb 2023, 8:47
Fiji name a new head coach three weeks after Cotter's sudden exit
Fiji have named Simon Raiwalui as their new head coach just over three weeks after Vern Cotter surprisingly stepped away from the …
Liam Heagney
24 Feb 2023, 5:07
'Shaking my head' Eddie Jones pens open letter about the Wallabies
New Wallabies boss Eddie Jones has penned a lengthy open letter to Australian rugby fans on the opening weekend of the 2023 Super …
Liam Heagney
24 Feb 2023, 4:26
Steve Borthwick wants assurances he can pick 'best players possible' for England
Steve Borthwick has called on the Rugby Football Union to ensure he is able to select the strongest possible England team as fears…
24 Feb 2023, 0:01
The strategic shift behind Finn Russell's Scotland comeback
Finn Russell's turn of form with Scotland has not happened by chance.
Nick Bishop
23 Feb 2023, 15:21
'He's been smiling so that's a good sign, I think': Wallabies on 'scary' Eddie Jones
Even newly-crowned 2022 Australian Super Rugby player of the year Rob Valetini is fretting after only meeting Jones briefly for th…
22 Feb 2023, 22:48
'I've sat quiet and I've toed the line': Ian Foster doubles down on NZR call
Ian Foster has doubled down on his call for the announcement of the All Blacks coach beyond 2023 to be made following this year's …
Ned Lester
22 Feb 2023, 22:25
Rugby Australia re-sign 'world class' Valetini to long-term deal
Powerful backrower Rob Valetini has committed his future to Australian Rugby by signing a four-year extension
Kim Ekin
22 Feb 2023, 20:37
How the new law changes in Super Rugby can bring the All Blacks up to speed
Comparing statistics from Super Rugby Pacific and the top international teams is offering an insight into the rugby trends that co…
Ned Lester
22 Feb 2023, 17:04
'It was 100 per cent the right decision': Springbok coach on last year's 'failure'
South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber says the Springboks will continue to evolve their game-plan and add more attacking strings.
22 Feb 2023, 16:00
Cheslin Kolbe joins chorus of support for Springboks joining Six Nations
Cheslin Kolbe has become the latest high profile figure to put his support behind South Africa joining the Six Nations.
Ben Smith
22 Feb 2023, 15:52
Rugby Australia statement: Two assistant coaches have quit
Rugby Australia have issued a statement confirming that new head coach Eddie Jones will not be working with assistants Dan McKella…
Liam Heagney
22 Feb 2023, 7:10
'Highly unlikely that I will be': Foster makes startling prediction over his All Blacks future
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has weighed in on supposed timelines for the appointment of the All Blacks coaching job for 2024.
Ben Smith
21 Feb 2023, 19:34
Ex-All Black fears coaching distraction will derail World Cup campaign
Former All Black wing John Kirwan has expressed his doubt over this year's World Cup campaign as the distraction of the All Blacks…
Kim Ekin
21 Feb 2023, 16:45
Why Wayne Smith is incorrect about the rolling maul
The rolling maul isn't quite the weapon Wayne Smith makes it out to be.
Nick Bishop
21 Feb 2023, 9:52
Clive Woodward curiously changes tune on 2000 England player strike
Clive Woodward has curiously changed his tune on the England rugby player strike that took place in November 2000.
Liam Heagney
21 Feb 2023, 4:09
'Must have been told something': Why Scott Robertson will be the next ABs coach
Coach Scott Robertson is in demand, and has been for quite time. The Crusaders coach has been linked with a number of internationa…
Finn Morton
21 Feb 2023, 1:34
'It was a tough time': The All Black who 'had' to leave New Zealand
At just 25 years of age, one-Test All Black Brett Cameron left New Zealand to pursue an opportunity with Japanese club Kamaishi Se…
Finn Morton
20 Feb 2023, 23:28
Michael Hooper breaks silence on Wallabies captaincy question
A mentally and physically revitalised Michael Hooper has changed his tune and says he's ready to resume the Wallabies captaincy if…
20 Feb 2023, 3:43
Can the power of song lift beleaguered Wales to reignite their fire?
The Principality Stadium is renowned for its atmosphere, where players voices can be drowned out by wall of noise and mellifluous …
Jack Zorab
20 Feb 2023, 2:17
Eddie Jones reveals how close NRL immortal came to stunning code switch
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has dropped a bombshell in a conversation with NRL guru Phil ‘Gus” Gould. In fact, it might be the…
Finn Morton
19 Feb 2023, 23:38
The fallout from SARU's latest off-field debacle is escalating
The fall-out over the South African Rugby Union’s decision to ‘withdraw’ an invitation to Tel Aviv Heat to play in the Mzans…
Jan De Koning
19 Feb 2023, 9:23
'World-class' Wallaby heading to French club after RWC
Wallabies utility Reece Hodge is set to depart Australian rugby after the World Cup to join French Top 14 club Bayonne on a thre…
18 Feb 2023, 23:10
How Eddie Jones is helping rugby 'make a little bit more noise' in Australia
Super Rugby Pacific hasn’t started yet, and Test matches are still months away, but Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has already made…
Finn Morton
18 Feb 2023, 19:46
The All Blacks don't deserve to be let off the hook with 'underdog' status
But don’t take my word for it. It’s All Blacks great Justin Marshall who’s saying New Zealand’s now a world cup smokey.
Hamish Bidwell
18 Feb 2023, 19:16
'I love that': Maro Itoje welcomes Welsh hostility
Maro Itoje will welcome the noise generated by a hostile Principality Stadium when England and Wales collide.
18 Feb 2023, 18:53
Why New Zealand Rugby need to hear the story of David Nucifora
The idea of naming a coach's successor while the incumbent holds office is not new in the sport of rugby, although it is new to th…
Ned Lester
17 Feb 2023, 21:40
Rieko Ioane denies reports of a move to Japan in 2024
The rumoured contract may not come as a surprise, however, considering the nature of the contract extension Ioane signed last year…
Ned Lester
17 Feb 2023, 18:27
Richard Wigglesworth on England job, Mike Brown's Leicester debut
Interim Leicester boss Richard Wigglesworth has spoken for the first time about being a new addition to the Steve Borthwick coachi…
Liam Heagney
17 Feb 2023, 10:52
Gollings gives Fiji players 'shake-up' and removes captaincy
Fiji sevens coach Ben Gollings has drafted in four new players and taken the captaincy off Waisea Nacuqu in a bid
Chris Jones
17 Feb 2023, 4:19
'The Professor gave me love for the game': Scott Robertson discusses his coaching idol
The Professor's enthusiasm and understanding for the game rubbed off on a young Scott Robertson, who revealed just how the intrica…
Ned Lester
17 Feb 2023, 1:25
Aaron Smith credits All Blacks coaching reshuffle for his resurgence
A tumultuous start to the All Blacks' 2022 birthed an opportunity for Joe Schmidt, an opportunity that has seen the former Ireland…
Ned Lester
16 Feb 2023, 23:55
Eddie Jones describes recruiting assistant coaches as 'smash and grab' trophy heist
Eddie Jones won't dictate tactics to Super Rugby Pacific coaches but he may call on them to join his coaching staff for the Wallab…
16 Feb 2023, 16:52
Coachless Fiji offer top job to Scott Robertson
Currently coachless Fiji have offered a Test role to much sought-after Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson.
Ian Cameron
16 Feb 2023, 12:35
Munster recruit Maori All Blacks midfielder
Chiefs midfielder Alex Nankivell is set to play his final season of Super Rugby Pacific in 2023, with the 26-year-old signing for …
Kim Ekin
16 Feb 2023, 12:10
Former Lions starter Jack McGrath retires at 33
Former British & Irish Lions Test starting prop Jack McGrath has retired at the age of 33.
Ian Cameron
16 Feb 2023, 6:17
Welsh winger 'full of beans and bouncing around' ahead of return
Louis Rees-Zammit is set to give Guinness Six Nations strugglers Wales a major boost by returning to action for his club Glouceste…
16 Feb 2023, 1:14
How Eddie Jones' return 'opens up opportunities' for forgotten Wallabies
Rugby Australia’s decision to replace Dave Rennie with Eddie Jones ahead of this year’s World Cup could breathe new life into …
Finn Morton
15 Feb 2023, 19:14
How Ireland and Scotland exposed the latest trend in rugby defences
Rugby league defence coaches have become all the rage in the Six Nations - but they'll have to rethink their strategies.
Nick Bishop
15 Feb 2023, 5:57
Why the All Blacks have an 'opportunity' to 'ambush' this year's RWC
Don’t put it down to the luck of the Irish, the world’s No. 1 team are more than deserving of the ‘favourites’ tag ahead o…
Finn Morton
15 Feb 2023, 0:03
How Eddie Jones will keep players 'on edge' this season
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says Eddie Jones' all-seeing eye will keep Super Rugby Pacific players "on edge" as they bid to s…
14 Feb 2023, 22:50
'Bit of a mistake': Former Chiefs back slams RA's decision to axe Rennie
Former Chiefs utility back Chase Tiatia has slammed Rugby Australia's decision to part ways with former Wallabies coach Dave Renni…
Finn Morton
13 Feb 2023, 22:12
What 'great man' Dave Rennie told dropped Wallabies star
With this year’s World Cup just around the corner, the Wallabies ramped up their preparations for the sport's most prestigious e…
Finn Morton
13 Feb 2023, 18:55
Simon Middleton urges RFU to bring women into England's coaching set up
The 57-year-old will step down as boss at the end of the upcoming Women’s Six Nations.
13 Feb 2023, 11:53
Mick Cleary: 'Even Tom Curry will have to go some to reclaim that starting shirt. Willis is back in the frame'
England put some pride back into the shirt with a much-improved effort against an ambitious Italy side, but there is still work to…
Mick Cleary
13 Feb 2023, 3:39
'I'm allowed to express myself': The secret behind Finn Russell's recent form
Finn Russell put his sensational recent form for Scotland down to finding renewed harmony with head coach Gregor Townsend.
12 Feb 2023, 23:46
What 'scared' Tahs flanker Lachlan Swinton about 'unknown' injury
Following a lengthy stint on the sidelines, Waratahs enforcer Lachlan Swinton has opened up about the cruel injury blow which left…
Finn Morton
12 Feb 2023, 22:55
'A big learning for me': RTS 'really stoked' with 2022 season
Dual international Roger Tuivasa-Sheck had to overcome an unprecedented amount of pressure and expectation as he pursued his All B…
Finn Morton
12 Feb 2023, 21:20
'We're well behind the eight ball': Why the Six Nations is better than TRC
If the opening two rounds of this year’s Six Nations is anything to go by, then the World Cup in France could be a momentous tou…
Finn Morton
12 Feb 2023, 19:38
Wales are being savaged following record loss to Scotland
Warren Gatland's Wales are being savaged after they suffered a record 35-7 loss to Scotland, one which had stood for 140 years of …
Ian Cameron
12 Feb 2023, 6:13
Scottish rugby enters uncharted territory
Early in the second half, a wave of anxiety swept around Murrayfield. You could feel the nerves in the simmering atmosphere.
Jamie Lyall
12 Feb 2023, 4:02
'Says a lot about Colesy': Why ABs veteran decided to retire in NZ
All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has never followed the status quo throughout his storied career, and the Test veteran isn’t about t…
Finn Morton
11 Feb 2023, 21:33
'All on a level playing field': Tahs enforcer eager to impress Eddie Jones
Waratahs enforcer Lachie Swinton has a point to prove to himself and Wallabies selectors in Super Rugby Pacific ahead of this year…
Finn Morton
11 Feb 2023, 20:37
'Contemplate and consider it': NRL star Cameron Murray refuses to rule out code switch
It’s no secret that Wallabies coach Eddie Jones is eager to lure some world class talent to the 15-player game from rugby league…
Finn Morton
11 Feb 2023, 19:41
Wales player ratings vs Scotland | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
Wales player ratings: Wales’ first round performance didn’t go as planned, but Warren Gatland used his strong record against S…
Will Owen
11 Feb 2023, 12:38
'Can't talk s***': Rassie Erasmus' audio rant attacks Nick Mallett
South African director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has gone on a rant about Nick Mallett, his former Springboks coach. Mallett was hea…
Liam Heagney
11 Feb 2023, 5:32
Fair Game: New podcast investigates exploitation of Pacific Nations in rugby
The RNZ podcast aims to get to the bottom of what is holding Nations like Fiji, Tonga and Samoa back from their immense potential.
Ned Lester
11 Feb 2023, 2:01
Corey Jane on the 'ball of muscle' ready to steamroll back into the All Blacks
The 2023 season offers an almighty opportunity for players looking to get a taste of international rugby and feature at the World …
Ned Lester
10 Feb 2023, 22:21
New Zealand's greatest coaches to never coach the All Blacks
There are plenty of heavyweights that have missed out in the past. Some for political reasons, some in the wrong place at the wron…
Adam Julian
10 Feb 2023, 17:14
The All Blacks need to find their new 'bastards'
Dane Coles and Brodie Retallick are going to be almost impossible for the All Blacks to replace.
Tom Vinicombe
10 Feb 2023, 10:17
England lock David Ribbans set to quit Northampton for the Top 14
David Ribbans has become the latest England player linked with a move to the Top 14 for the 2023/24 season.
Liam Heagney
10 Feb 2023, 4:43
Israel Dagg names his chosen heir to the All Blacks No 10 jersey
The impending exodus of All Blacks following this year's Rugby World Cup has New Zealand rugby fans particularly nervous about the…
Ned Lester
10 Feb 2023, 1:22
New Zealand Rugby's handling of the All Blacks coaching a 'disaster and debacle'
Criticism is again piling on New Zealand Rugby for their handling of the All Blacks coaching saga, with this week's Scott Robertso…
Ned Lester
09 Feb 2023, 18:45
SA Rugby had no choice but to expel Israeli club
SA Rugby really had no other choice. Sure, they got themselves in this mess by shortsightedness in the first place...
Daniel Gallan
09 Feb 2023, 13:19
Why Steve Borthwick must call time on England's playmaking experiment
The analysis doesn't lie; it's time for Steve Borthwick to ditch the Smith-Farrell axis.
Nick Bishop
09 Feb 2023, 11:40
Warren Gatland's message for axed Lions trio
Warren Gatland’s side are aiming to bounce back after an opening Six Nations defeat against Ireland.
09 Feb 2023, 9:29
Rugby unites to support Syria and Turkey
The global rugby family is uniting to support those affected by the devastating earthquakes that hit Syria and Turkey.
Online Editors
09 Feb 2023, 8:55
Long-term solution at 10 for Australia could be chip off old block
A new Lynagh is set to make a big splash in Australian rugby.
Jim Tucker
09 Feb 2023, 6:26
Why Eddie Jones' arrival has given Reds star 'a lot more hope'
A pre-season trial game in rural NSW shapes as a critical moment in Harry Wilson's rugby career.
09 Feb 2023, 2:24
'He was speaking more to the girls': When an Aussie 7s star met NBA royalty
The Tokyo Olympics will go down in history as the most unique celebration of sport, resilience and togetherness that the world has…
Finn Morton
08 Feb 2023, 19:14
Foster believed to be 'frustrated' with ABs head coach process - report
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson caught the attention of a nation on Wednesday as he dropped an intriguing hint about his future wi…
Finn Morton
08 Feb 2023, 18:27
NZR statement: The retirement of All Blacks hooker Dane Coles
All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has confirmed that he will retire from playing at the end of the 2023 season.
Liam Heagney
08 Feb 2023, 13:11
NZR statement: Brodie Retallick names his club in Japan for 2024
It’s official: All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick will play his club rugby overseas after the end of the 2023 season after confirm…
Liam Heagney
08 Feb 2023, 4:07
'Can't rule anything out': NRL star open to stunning code switch
Melbourne Storm enforcer Nelson Asofa-Solomona is interested in a stunning code switch to rugby union, but is “still waiting” …
Finn Morton
08 Feb 2023, 0:05
'Told that you're too small': How Aussie 7s ace defied the odds
Australian Sevens ace Maurice Longbottom has had to overcome unimaginable disappointment, rejection and bad luck on his way to Wor…
Finn Morton
07 Feb 2023, 21:31
'Know in the next few days': Robertson drops ABs coaching bombshell
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has dropped an intriguing hint about his future, saying the New Zealand Rugby Union may make an an…
Finn Morton
07 Feb 2023, 19:12
Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell explains what happened with Owen Farrell on the field
Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell has explained what happened with Owen Farrell during the on-field scuffle in the first half.
Kim Ekin
07 Feb 2023, 15:55
The 'point of discussion in the group' keeping Scotland on task
Pieter de Villiers is adamant there will be no complacency in the Scotland ranks as they bid to follow up their Calcutta Cup win a…
07 Feb 2023, 14:21
All Blacks are ill-prepared for departures of Barrett and Smith
Aaron Smith's and Beauden Barrett's departures overseas next year will leave the All Blacks in a sticky situation.
Tom Vinicombe
07 Feb 2023, 10:24
Leicester statement: The loss of Wigglesworth, Walters to England
Leicester have given their reaction to the latest destruction of their 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership title-winning staff, the RFU …
Liam Heagney
07 Feb 2023, 9:41
George Ford's timely return gives England options at No 10
The former Leicester Tiger was Steve Borthwick's on-field general and there will be a temptation to bring him back into the Test f…
Tom Bradshaw
07 Feb 2023, 9:33
RFU statement: More staff changes as England raid Leicester again
Steve Borthwick’s overhaul of the England setup he inherited in December had another major development on Tuesday when the Leice…
Liam Heagney
07 Feb 2023, 9:15
Watch: When 18 Ireland and France players piled into the same ruck
Ahead of this weekend’s Guinness Six Nations clash in Dublin between the World Rugby No1 ranked Ireland and defending champions …
Liam Heagney
07 Feb 2023, 8:25
Ex-Scotland lock Hamilton: 'We're 12 points better than Wales'
Jim Hamilton has claimed that Scotland are poised to make it two wins from two next Saturday in this 2023 Guinness Six Nations, su…
Liam Heagney
07 Feb 2023, 7:24
RFU statement: Richard Cockerill to quit his England forwards role
Richard Cockerill, the last remaining assistant coach that Steve Borthwick inherited from the Eddie Jones era, is to quit his role…
Liam Heagney
07 Feb 2023, 4:18
All Blacks stars Barrett, Smith and Retallick set to leave NZ Rugby
Three modern day All Blacks greats are set to continue their rugby careers in Japan following this year’s Rugby World Cup in Fra…
Finn Morton
07 Feb 2023, 1:59
'Exciting but tough': All Blacks set to play two Test matches in NZ this year
The New Zealand Rugby Union have announced the All Blacks’ home schedule for this season, which includes titanic clashes against…
Finn Morton
06 Feb 2023, 23:20
'You've got the job': Kiwi scribe slams Steve Borthwick's 'bizarre comments'
England began their new era under head coach Steve Borthwick with a stunning Calcutta Cup loss against fierce rivals Scotland at T…
Finn Morton
06 Feb 2023, 22:55
NZR cannot afford to sit idle on appointing the next All Blacks coach
Signposting that Ian Foster would ascend to Steve Hansen’s throne left the All Blacks without options back in 2019.
Hamish Bidwell
06 Feb 2023, 21:06
Sonny Bill Williams weighs in on Marcus Smith debate and his 'mistake' against Scotland
Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams has thrown his support behind England flyhalf Marcus Smith.
Kim Ekin
06 Feb 2023, 15:14
Duhan van der Merwe admits he 'giggles' when watching his Twickenham wonder try
The Edinburgh player stunned the home support when he ran from his own half and evaded five English tackles to touch down for his …
06 Feb 2023, 14:52
'I think it's coming in the elite game, I think it'll come fairly quickly'
Former British & Irish Lion Ben Kay believes that the lowering of the tackle height that the Rugby Football Union  (RFU) are intr…
Ian Cameron
06 Feb 2023, 8:27
How a former Aussie cricket coach inspired Eddie Jones to 'change' Wallabies rugby
When Eddie Jones was the coach of the Wallabies during their golden era in the early 2000s, rugby union was considered one of the …
Finn Morton
05 Feb 2023, 23:21
'Biggest setback I've faced': Aussie 7s skipper to miss rest of 2023 World Series
Australian Men’s Sevens captain Henry Hutchison will miss the rest of the 2023 World Series campaign after suffering the “bigg…
Finn Morton
05 Feb 2023, 21:46
Fabien Galthie left with 'bitter taste' as Italy run France close
.France head coach Fabien Galthie said he had been left with a “bitter taste” despite his team opening their Guinness Six Nati…
05 Feb 2023, 20:46
Why new ABs head coach process is 'stunningly disrespectful'
The New Zealand Rugby Union are expected to appoint the next All Blacks coach ahead of this year’s World Cup in France, which do…
Finn Morton
05 Feb 2023, 20:23
'AFL and NRL can't compete': Eddie Jones takes aim at rival codes
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has taken aim to rival codes Australian Rules Football and rugby league in the first episode of his po…
Finn Morton
04 Feb 2023, 23:54
Going after Finn Russell backfired for England
Two Scottish tries can be traced back to England chasing Russell and leaving the defensive line compromised. This tactic to go aft…
Ben Smith
04 Feb 2023, 23:27
'If I never end up playing again': ABs star TJ Perenara provides injury update
Injured All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara has provided an update on his road to recovery, as the test veteran continues to race agai…
Finn Morton
04 Feb 2023, 19:26
'Silences everyone else': Gregor Townsend on Van der Merwe's 'video game' try
Gregor Townsend likened Duhan Van Der Merwe’s stunning solo score to something from PlayStation game ‘Jonah Lomu Rugby’ afte…
04 Feb 2023, 16:19
'Lomu-ed the England backline': Rugby world react to Duhan van der Merwe's 55-metre ripper
The South African-born winger drew comparisons with the late great Jonah Lomu for the way he blew past five England defenders, bre…
Kim Ekin
04 Feb 2023, 16:04
Scotland player ratings vs England | 2023 Guinness Six Nations
A pair of outstanding tries by Duhan van der Merwe saw Scotland retain the Calcutta Cup for a third successive year.
Gavin Harper
04 Feb 2023, 13:57
Video - Duhan's 'mic drop' moment against England
The try of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations may have already been scored in the first round care of Duhan van der Merwe, who has scor…
04 Feb 2023, 13:01
The Borthwick era begins and a nation expects
A new era beckons at Twickenham and there is expectation in the air that Steve Borthwick can kickstart an England renaissance agai…
Owain Jones
04 Feb 2023, 3:04
Video - World Rugby's Carley and Gardner explain 7 key laws
At a recent Shape of the Game conference, all rugby stakeholders in the men’s XV game discussed ways of speeding up the game, ge…
Tom Brook
03 Feb 2023, 13:01
SA Rugby statement: Withdrawal of invitation to a team from Israel
An invitation for Tel Aviv Heat, the Israel-based Super Rugby Cup franchise, to participate in a provincial tournament in South Af…
Liam Heagney
03 Feb 2023, 11:28
Andy Goode: I don't agree with Borthwick's boldest selection call
Steve Borthwick has made some bold calls with his first England team selection but sticking with the Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell…
Andy Goode
03 Feb 2023, 8:35
Edinburgh-based Cockerill delivers 'passion' message to England
Richard Cockerill has insisted that England are ready to match Scottish passion in Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash as they aim to …
03 Feb 2023, 8:34
'I'd love to stay': Lions challenge a lure as Tupou weighs up future
The lure of the 2025 British and Irish Lions series and 2027 home World Cup could be key factors in keeping Wallabies powerhouse T…
03 Feb 2023, 1:16
'It's personal for Eddie': Why the RFU will be 'absolutely filthy'
When The Rugby Football Union made their staggering decision late last year to part ways with legendary coach Eddie Jones, they pr…
Finn Morton
02 Feb 2023, 23:30
'One of the greats': Wallabies legend Giteau announces retirement
Wallabies great Matt Giteau has officially announced his retirement from professional rugby union, saying he’s “milked this ga…
Finn Morton
02 Feb 2023, 20:54
Jake Polledri: 'The hardest thing is having no answers'
The Gloucester favourite is back in international waters after two years of pride-shattering injury and personal loss.
Jamie Lyall
02 Feb 2023, 16:44
A South African's view of the Guinness Six Nations
I’d have bet the farm on the All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks lifting the Six Nations trophy if given the chance.
Daniel Gallan
02 Feb 2023, 14:03
Scotland will beat England or die trying
England have laid paws on the Calcutta Cup once in five years. Their towering home record has gone up in smoke.
Jamie Lyall
02 Feb 2023, 12:45
Why Crosbie beat Christie, Bayliss and Dempsey to the Scotland No.7 spot
England have been warned Scotland flanker Luke Crosbie has the “super strengths” to make a major impact in the Calcutta Cup cl…
Chris Jones
02 Feb 2023, 11:44
England mainstay Tuilagi axed by Borthwick - report
A selection will apparently see veteran England centre Many Tuilagi is set to miss out on their Guinness Six Nations opener agains…
Ian Cameron
02 Feb 2023, 5:47
'I'm disappointed': Fiji coach Vern Cotter delivers World Cup blow
New Zealand-born Vern Cotter has stepped down as Fiji national coach little more than eight months out from the Rugby World Cup …
02 Feb 2023, 0:23
Dave Rennie will not be the next All Blacks coach - report
Former Wallabies coach Dave Rennie will not be considered for the All Blacks top job after this year’s Rugby World Cup in France…
Finn Morton
01 Feb 2023, 23:32
Why there needs to be 'common sense' with ABs resting policy during SR
Broadcaster Tony Johnson has weighed up the pros and cons of the All Blacks’ resting policy ahead of the new Super Rugby season.
Finn Morton
01 Feb 2023, 21:55
'Weren't at our best': What the ABs learnt throughout a 'bumpy' 2022 season
International rugby isn’t what it used to be, and the All Blacks may have learnt that the hard throughout a “gruelling” camp…
Finn Morton
01 Feb 2023, 19:56
'Toxic culture' WRU unveils plans to modernise its board
The Welsh Rugby Union has announced plans to modernise the profile of its board with a woman to be hired for at least one of its n…
01 Feb 2023, 14:12
Erasmus explains why Springboks wanted pre-RWC trip to Argentina
South African director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has explained why he has arranged for the Springboks to play a pre-Rugby World Cup …
Liam Heagney
01 Feb 2023, 7:24
Dave Cherry: 'If I see lads wasting an opportunity, I have a word'
Dave Cherry ended Scotland's worst rugby hoodoo on debut. He talks eye gouges, kiwi bars and the Calcutta Cup
Jamie Lyall
01 Feb 2023, 2:58
'Rumours are getting louder': RTS linked with return to former NRL club
All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has been linked with a sensational return to the Sydney Roosters, according to NRL premi…
Finn Morton
01 Feb 2023, 1:21
The All Blacks resting policy may actually work
But look at the alternatives. It’s so long since anyone other than New Zealand and South Africa has won a Rugby World Cup it’s…
Hamish Bidwell
31 Jan 2023, 22:51
'All about togetherness': Savea praises 'courageous' openly gay All Black
Former international prop Campbell Johnstone made history earlier this week as he became the first All Blacks player to come out a…
Finn Morton
31 Jan 2023, 21:22
'Change is coming': Why the All Blacks 'can't afford' a 'total cleanout'
The New Zealand Rugby rumour mill has been in full swing for quite some time now, with many fans calling for radical change in the…
Finn Morton
31 Jan 2023, 20:12
Is Hugo Keenan the world's best full-back?
A late developer, it was a steely resolve to get better that saw the Leinster man emerge on the world stage
Garry Doyle
31 Jan 2023, 13:20
Why Hastings would always pick Russell ahead of his son Adam
Legendary Scotland full-back Gavin Hastings has admitted he would never have any qualms about picking Finn Russell ahead of his ow…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2023, 11:49
Edwards' Barbarians jersey tipped to net world record auction fee
The Barbarians jersey worn by Gareth Edwards when he scored rugby union’s widely-acclaimed greatest try is to be sold at auction…
31 Jan 2023, 9:42
Eddie Jones targets new world order with Wallabies
Eddie Jones wants to usher in a brave new era for the Wallabies.
31 Jan 2023, 9:37
England legend: Curbing Finn Russell, and why Irish are title tip
Former England prop Jason Leonard has explained what Steve Borthwick’s team must do to curb the influence of Scotland No10 Finn …
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2023, 9:23
Eddie Jones shares his thoughts on 'the hierarchy of Wallabies 10s'
New Wallabies boss Eddie Jones has given his assessment of the battle for the No10 Australia shirt in a World Cup year where his f…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2023, 8:28
Eddie Jones couldn't resist 'still recovering' dig at referee Raynal
Eddie Jones was in his element at his introductory media briefing as the new Wallabies coach on Tuesday, speaking about a myriad o…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2023, 7:50
The 21-question 'beat the drum' Eddie Jones Aussie media unveiling
It’s incredible how quickly the rugby world can change. Just over nine weeks ago, Eddie Jones sounded deluded. England had just …
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2023, 5:58
What Eddie Jones said about England at first Wallabies media briefing
Eddie Jones opted at his first official media briefing as the Wallabies coach in Australia not to talk about England and the RFU…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan 2023, 3:53
Former Wallaby suggests why Jones really attended Sydney Sevens
Australian rugby fans roared with excitement on Sunday as incoming Wallabies coach Eddie Jones made a surprise appearance at the S…
Finn Morton
31 Jan 2023, 1:02
Why New Zealand Rugby is about to be 'hit with a big old shock'
The All Blacks have been “blessed” with some world class first-fives over the years, including the likes of Dan Carter and Bea…
Finn Morton
30 Jan 2023, 23:57
'We're coming after them': Jones' warning for the All Blacks
It might be his second coming as Wallabies coach but Eddie Jones insists he should not be treated as the messiah as he sets his si…
30 Jan 2023, 23:19
Gregor Townsend revisits the dropping of Finn Russell
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has said fans read too much into the dropping of Finn Russell from the Scotland squad during t…
Ian Cameron
30 Jan 2023, 13:40
Scotland get Jonny Gray boost ahead of England Test
The Exeter lock was not present at the training camp in Edinburgh last week because of what the SRU described as “an ongoing med…
30 Jan 2023, 12:19
Gareth Thomas explains why he settled deceptive HIV case out of court
The rugby star will pay £75,000 plus costs but said he has not admitted liability by settling.
30 Jan 2023, 11:50
Gareth Thomas settles HIV transmission case claim
Gareth Thomas, the former Wales and British and Irish Lion skipper, has reached a settlement with his ex-partner, Ian Baum, in a l…
Ian Cameron
30 Jan 2023, 11:25
Nigel Walker: 'They came to a view they couldn't substantiate the claim'
Allegations of a ‘toxic culture’ at the WRU were aired in a television documentary.
30 Jan 2023, 9:51
Former All Black prop comes out as gay
Campbell Johnstone, a prop who played three Tests in 2005 including two against the British and Irish Lions, has become the first …
30 Jan 2023, 3:54
'It's a relief': How the ABs 7s stunned RSA in Cup final
The All Blacks Sevens walked down the North-West tunnel at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium with heads hung low following a painful defe…
Finn Morton
29 Jan 2023, 21:48
'We lost to ourselves': Blitzboks veteran on 38-0 final defeat to New Zealand
The All Blacks Sevens ran riot putting up six tries in the rematch after South Africa had taken a 17-14 win in the pool stages.
Ben Smith
29 Jan 2023, 21:05
Former rugby league prospect going to the Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles
Former South Sydney Rabbitohs prospect Jordan Mailata is on his way to his first Super Bowl after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated…
Ben Smith
29 Jan 2023, 19:31
Rising star Payton Spencer sets sights on Olympics after 'special' final
After winning his first World Series event with the All Blacks Sevens in Sydney, rising star Payton Spencer reaffirmed his desire …
Finn Morton
29 Jan 2023, 19:08
New Zealand's latest 21-year-old Sevens star on the rise after 10 tries in two weeks
A breakout star of both tournaments has been 21-year-old Roderick Solo who has scored 10 tries over the two series showing blister…
Kim Ekin
29 Jan 2023, 16:04
Slade withdrawn from England squad as veteran pair recalled
Exeter Chiefs Henry Slade has been withdrawn from the England squad as new head coach Steve Borthwick named his 35-man squad for S…
Ian Cameron
29 Jan 2023, 14:18
Ieuan Evans' pledge as WRU plunge further into crisis
Former Olympic hurdler and Wales wing Nigel Walker has taken over as acting boss at the union.
29 Jan 2023, 8:57
'Really awesome': NZ rugby claims World Series double in Sydney
New Zealand rugby has claimed an incredible World Series double at the Sydney Sevens this weekend, following two emphatic performa…
Finn Morton
29 Jan 2023, 6:13
The Townsend verdict on call to ditch Flower of Scotland anthem
Gregor Townsend has explained why he doesn’t back a call from former Scotland coach Jim Telfer for Flower of Scotland to be ditc…
Liam Heagney
29 Jan 2023, 5:00
'A person has to be blind to not see how I survived'
Inspirational Georgia boss Levan Maisashvili doesn’t have a minute to lose these days. It’s not that he didn’t live life to …
Liam Heagney
29 Jan 2023, 4:10
Steve Phillips resigns as WRU chief executive amid claims of 'toxic culture'
Former Olympic hurdler and Wales wing Nigel Walker has taken over as acting boss at the union.
29 Jan 2023, 3:58
Son of ABs legend still yet to master 'new' skill before first Cup Final
Payton Spencer hasn’t looked out of place during his debut tournament on the Sevens World Series, but the teenager is still yet …
Finn Morton
29 Jan 2023, 1:36
'They were the better team': Aussie 7s star reflects on second consecutive loss
The Australian Men’s Sevens team looked like one of the teams to beat after the opening day of this season’s Sydney Sevens at …
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2023, 23:56
'Been a long 13 years': Retiring Sevens legend Ambaka 'happy' with career
Sevens World Series great Willy Ambaka has played his final match for Kenya, after they were beaten by Tonga at the Sydney Sevens …
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2023, 23:23
USA 7s star indicates he won't return this weekend after picking up 'little knock'
United States Sevens star Perry Baker has indicated he won’t return to the field in Sydney this weekend after sustaining "a litt…
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2023, 19:15
Recap: Sydney Sevens Day Three blog
It all comes down to this. After two days of unmissable rugby action at Allianz Stadium, the Sydney Sevens enters its final day.
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2023, 17:02
'It's happening': League boss sounds the alarm in response to Sonny Bill Williams
Gould, a prominent figure in the NRL for decades as a player, coach, media figure and executive, joined former All Black Sonny Bil…
Kim Ekin
28 Jan 2023, 16:12
Broadcaster deletes Nic White TV skit after 'heavy criticism' online
Australian broadcaster Stan have removed a TV skit filmed at the Australian Open in which Wallabies players were asked to target a…
Ian Cameron
28 Jan 2023, 7:35
Welsh players union statement: The WRU 'toxic culture' controversy
The Welsh rugby players union say they are appalled by the allegations of misogyny, sexism, racism and homophobia at the WRU, the …
28 Jan 2023, 5:01
'I can't see how Bill Sweeney's position is tenable' - Andy Goode
The RFU have apologised after the bungled announcement on lowering the tackle height across the community game but I can’t see h…
Andy Goode
28 Jan 2023, 4:40
NZ made to work 'really hard' for thrilling quarterfinal win
New Zealand are through to the semi-finals of the Sydney Sevens are a thrilling 12-0 win over rivals Samoa in the first men’s qu…
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2023, 4:28
'He looked pretty sore': Aussie captain 'unlikely' to return this weekend
The Australian Men’s Sevens team have been dealt a major blow ahead of their quarterfinal clash with France, with captain henry …
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2023, 2:28
'Flush it and move on': ABs 7s star 'gutted' after loss to RSA
The All Blacks Sevens have failed to top their pool at the Sydney Sevens after losing to South Africa 17-14 in a thriller.
Finn Morton
28 Jan 2023, 1:10
How Aussie 7s' Achilles heel could get them 'in trouble'
Reigning World Series champions Australia have begun their Sydney Sevens campaign with two wins from as many matches, but their Ac…
Finn Morton
27 Jan 2023, 21:21
'That hurt a lot': How Hamilton heartbreak is fuelling ABs 7s in Sydney
The All Blacks Sevens fell painfully short of a fairytale finish in Hamilton last weekend, and the feeling of heartbreak and defea…
Finn Morton
27 Jan 2023, 20:03
Recap: Sydney Sevens Day Two blog
After a thrilling opening day at Allianz Stadium, the Sydney Sevens is set to continue with more scintillating rugby fun over the …
Finn Morton
27 Jan 2023, 16:58
'Deeply sorry' Italian prop cops big ban for Traore banana 'gift'
Italy prop Ivan Nemer has copped a hefty ban following an investigation into his racist secret Santa gift to Benetton and Azzurri …
Liam Heagney
27 Jan 2023, 11:52
Ross Tucker: 'The public have made their mind up without looking at the evidence'
But how much change is too much? For Ross Tucker, a respected sports scientist and consultant for World Rugby, there is no obvious…
Daniel Gallan
27 Jan 2023, 10:19
RFU statement: Apology issued to community game over tackle law
The RFU have issued an apology for the anger and concern it has created amongst the rugby community in England following last week…
Liam Heagney
27 Jan 2023, 9:37
World Rugby statement: 'No immediate plan to implement blanket elite game tackle height reduction'
World Rugby have insisted there are no immediate plans to lower the legal tackle height in elite rugby around the globe.
Liam Heagney
27 Jan 2023, 5:53
Six Nations reveal Ben Morel's replacement as CEO
Six Nations Rugby has appointed Tom Harrison as their new CEO, replacing outgoing chief executive Ben Morel, who announced his int…
Ian Cameron
27 Jan 2023, 5:16
FFR boss Bernard Laporte resigns with immediate effect - report
Bernard Laporte has reportedly resigned as French rugby federation president with immediate effect following the ‘no’ outcome …
Liam Heagney
27 Jan 2023, 4:41
'I hope he doesn't give away too many of our secrets to the English boys'
Harlequins find themselves in a unique and undesirable position this Guinness Six Nations where not only their players are being s…
Josh Raisey
27 Jan 2023, 3:20
'Give them this grace': Aussie coach not satisfied with thrilling win
The Australian Men’s Sevens team may have beaten Great Britain in a thriller on Friday afternoon, but Head Coach John Manenti is…
Finn Morton
27 Jan 2023, 2:05
'It means everything': Son of ABs great reflects on 'unreal' sevens debut
Teenager Payton Spencer has followed in the footsteps of his legendary father with determination and poise, having made his intern…
Finn Morton
27 Jan 2023, 0:27
'It's so tough': Aussie sevens teams looking to avoid 'dogfight'
Australia's men's and women's sevens rugby teams are looking for a tournament win on home soil at the Sydney Sevens to boost the…
26 Jan 2023, 20:52
Recap: Sydney Sevens Day One blog
After last weekend’s thrilling tournament in Hamilton, the Sevens World Series has made its way across the ditch for three days …
Finn Morton
26 Jan 2023, 19:47
Ross Tucker: 'Doing nothing wasn't an option'
Ross Tucker, the respected sports scientist and research consultant for World Rugby, begins our conversation with a clear message.
Daniel Gallan
26 Jan 2023, 11:53
'Crushed': World Cup winner criticises lack of real England leaders
World Cup winner Neil Back has claimed there are at best just three players in the England squad who can be classed as real leader…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan 2023, 8:44
RFU tackle laws discussed in House of Commons
The Rugby Football Union should rethink radical new tackle laws to avoid a player exodus, a Conservative former minister has urged…
26 Jan 2023, 7:32
RFU could face 'no confidence' vote in wake of backlash from 200 clubs
The Rugby Football Union could face a no confidence vote generated by grassroots clubs in the wake of its radical tackle-height ch…
26 Jan 2023, 6:43
RFU statement: The 'significant feedback' over tackle law change
The RFU have issued a statement following the fallout from last week’s controversial decision to reduce the community game tackl…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan 2023, 5:21
'Under the pump' Fiji Sevens face unthinkable fate in Sydney
Fiji, the double Olympic Games sevens gold medallists, are in danger of missing out on automatic qualification for the Games in Fr…
Chris Jones
26 Jan 2023, 4:46
'Spoken a few times': Stuart Hogg tipped for a Japan league switch
Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw has hinted that Stuart Hogg could be tempted to join him in Japanese rugby as the Exeter Chi…
Bryn Palmer
26 Jan 2023, 4:29
Payton Spencer named for All Blacks Sevens debut
Both the Black Ferns Sevens and All Blacks Sevens confidently enter the HSBC Sydney Sevens, as series leaders.
Kim Ekin
26 Jan 2023, 2:50
Ex-All Blacks assistant lands new coaching role for Six Nations
Ex-All Blacks assistant Brad Mooar has found a new international team, landing a new coaching role on the eve of the Six Nations.…
Kim Ekin
26 Jan 2023, 2:38
'I think Foster is incredibly, incredibly stubborn on this': The changes the All Blacks need in 2023
The All Blacks will start their 2023 season riding a seven game undefeated streak after finishing last year with six wins and a dr…
Kim Ekin
25 Jan 2023, 20:08
'The DNA of Welsh rugby': Wales determined to give fans a team to be proud of
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA.
25 Jan 2023, 16:03
Cam Redpath explains why recent Scotland try 'wasn't one I loved'
Cam Redpath feels ready to start establishing himself in the Scotland set-up after a terrible series of injuries prevented him fro…
25 Jan 2023, 14:46
Ieuan Evans responds to allegations that have 'tarnished' WRU
WRU chair Ieuan Evans has vowed that a taskforce including external expertise will be established to help tackle allegations of ra…
25 Jan 2023, 14:29
'I've been in conversations with Steve, we've always kept in touch'
Former Wasps lock Joe Launchbury has signalled his intent to force his way into the England World Cup squad later this year despit…
Bryn Palmer
25 Jan 2023, 14:07
Seismic defensive shifts are on the horizon with new tackle laws
Rugby defences are going to have to make big changes with the new tackle laws.
Nick Bishop
25 Jan 2023, 9:31
England's overrated pack need to find some steel or risk being done by Scotland again
England's pack last year was overrated, the big names had minimal impact and in some cases were a net negative.
Ben Smith
24 Jan 2023, 22:57
'Unduly punished': Why RA have made a 'big mistake' by axing Rennie
Broadcaster Jamie McOnie believes former Wallabies coach Dave Rennie was “unduly punished” by Rugby Australia, as he was sensa…
Finn Morton
24 Jan 2023, 21:27
'One level of mediocrity to the next': Former Wallabies captain slams Aussie rugby
Former Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has slammed the current state of rugby union in Australia, saying he’s become “disillus…
Finn Morton
24 Jan 2023, 19:05
'I think radical action is needed': Ex-England international throws support behind RFU rule
The RFU's decision has found a supporter in former England international Ugo Monye, who backed the 'radical' move.
Kim Ekin
24 Jan 2023, 16:08
Former All Black Dan Carter weighs in on Rennie's axing
Dan Carter is backing ousted Wallabies mentor Dave Rennie to land on his feet and coach again at international level.
24 Jan 2023, 14:09
Bernard Laporte taken into police custody in France - report
Six weeks after receiving a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine from the Paris Criminal Court for a range of corruption …
Sam Smith
24 Jan 2023, 11:01
Glasgow statement: McLean contract terminated with immediate effect
Scotland winger Rufus McLean has had his contract terminated with immediate effect by Glasgow Warriors following a disciplinary he…
Liam Heagney
24 Jan 2023, 9:04
Sponsor calls on WRU to act on sexism, discrimination allegations
A leading Welsh rugby sponsor says it expects the Welsh Rugby Union to take immediate and decisive action with the governing body …
24 Jan 2023, 8:44
'McLennan needs to go': Former AB slams 'inhumane' treatment of Rennie
World Cup winning All Black Israel Dagg has sensationally called out Rugby Australia’s “inhumane” treatment of Dave Rennie, …
Finn Morton
23 Jan 2023, 20:31
'It's there for a reason': Rugby Australia boss holds firm on Giteau law
Rugby Australia Chairman Hamish McLennan has confirmed that the Giteau Law will remain in place.
Ben Smith
23 Jan 2023, 17:35
'Everything's been shaken up': Brumbies coach Larkham says Jones adds spice
Stephen Larkham expects players will be desirably on edge and uncomfortable attempting to impress incoming Wallabies coach Eddie J…
23 Jan 2023, 14:18
Jonny Gray hasn't joined Scotland camp as replacement called up
Gray has remained with Exeter ‘due to an ongoing medical issue’, the Scottish Rugby Union said.
23 Jan 2023, 13:20
Freddie Burns could be just the tonic the Highlanders need
Premiership winner Freddie Burns could push the Highlanders to greater heights.
Tom Vinicombe
23 Jan 2023, 11:56
McGuigan becomes latest international to switch countries
Byron McGuigan is preparing for a 5,387 mile journey from Manchester to Windhoek that will transform the Sale Sharks wing from a S…
Chris Jones
23 Jan 2023, 5:21
'Ma'a Nonu looked unbelievable': England's failed motivational video before playing All Blacks
James Haskell has recalled how former coach Martin Johnson's motivational methods went pear-shaped on two occasions against the A…
Kim Ekin
22 Jan 2023, 23:21
'You just don't know': Wallaby veteran left 'shocked' by Rennie decision
The 55 Test prop, who became a Wallabies captain under the Kiwi coach, did not expect such a swift move and his first response was…
Kim Ekin
22 Jan 2023, 22:25
Wallabies boosted as Alaalatoa re-signs with Rugby Australia
The 62-time Wallabies prop will continue playing his club rugby with the Brumbies, where he is captain and reigning player of the …
22 Jan 2023, 21:25
WRU rocked by allegations of sexism and discrimination
The Welsh Rugby Union is facing allegations of sexism and discrimination after an investigation by BBC Wales.
22 Jan 2023, 19:28
Nigel Owens on the RFU's divisive new tackle height law
Former international rugby referee Nigel Owens has expressed concerns about the new tackle laws set to take effect in English rugb…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan 2023, 10:40
'I shouldn't have even been on the field': Quade Cooper on his four-year Wallabies hiatus
Cooper revealed he 'shouldn't have even been on the field' when he last donned Wallaby colours in the June international window in…
Ben Smith
21 Jan 2023, 21:05
All Blacks and Black Ferns Sevens through to semi-finals
The All Blacks Sevens have qualified for the semi-finals of the World Sevens Series in Hamilton after squeaking past Ireland. 
Ben Smith
21 Jan 2023, 19:32
RFU's tackle height change is extraordinarily naive - Andy Goode
The RFU’s move to lower the tackle height across the community game is a PR disaster and has the potential to be catastrophic fo…
Andy Goode
21 Jan 2023, 3:30
Rugby Australia on the players' influence over Rennie's axing: 'We didn't consult them at all'
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has confirmed that the Wallabies players were not consulted on the decision to fire head …
Ned Lester
20 Jan 2023, 22:06
'Rugby is not an evasion sport' - SBW weighs in on tackle height controversy
Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has become the latest heavyweight star to weigh in on the RFU's controversial decisio…
Ian Cameron
20 Jan 2023, 12:44
Redemption awaits for All Blacks incumbent No 6 Scott Barrett
2023 could be the year that Scott Barrett proves himself world class.
Tom Vinicombe
20 Jan 2023, 12:25
RFU's tackle law opens new front in rugby's culture war
Columnist Daniel Gallan attempts a waistline tackle on the RFU's controversial new tackling laws that have angered so many rugby f…
Daniel Gallan
20 Jan 2023, 7:59
Rugby Australia statement: The arrest of Kurtley Beale
Rugby Australia have issued a statement following the arrest of Kurtley Beale, suspending the Test-level veteran from all rugby ac…
Liam Heagney
20 Jan 2023, 6:39
Waistline tackling is the death of rugby
For 20 years playing rugby has been a pillar of my life. It is no exaggeration to say that, yesterday, the RFU destroyed it.
Jonathan Beardmore
20 Jan 2023, 4:56
Kurtley Beale arrested in sexual assault investigation
Wallabies utility back Kurtley Beale has been arrested over an alleged sexual assault. Beale was taken into custody following Wara…
Ned Lester
20 Jan 2023, 3:06
'The personality of a chair': Ex-Wallaby blasts Dave Rennie
The outspoken Australian praised Jones' gravity on and off the field while throwing shade at Rennnie's lack of charisma amongst ot…
Ned Lester
19 Jan 2023, 23:52
Stephen Donald: Rugby Australia are missing the bigger picture
Earlier this week, Stephen Donald called Rennie the best coach he's played for, going on to call out Rugby Australia for turning o…
Ned Lester
19 Jan 2023, 22:17
Japan's haven of Wallaby talent keeping Eddie Jones busy
New Wallabies boss Eddie Jones is an adviser for Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath but his attention could be elsewhere during Japan Rugby …
19 Jan 2023, 20:07
Wallabies captaincy up for grabs as Eddie Jones looks to 'galvanise the troops'
Coach Eddie Jones will "walk the floor" to determine a worthy Wallabies captain that can galvanise the Test side ahead of this yea…
19 Jan 2023, 17:41
More players voice scrutiny over RFU's new tackle height laws
Strong opposition continues to build over the RFU's new tackle laws which are set to be introduced across the community game in En…
Ned Lester
19 Jan 2023, 17:24
Eddie Jones addresses Quade Cooper's Wallabies future
Eddie Jones has dropped his first selection hints in the wide-open race to wear the Wallabies' No.10 in France and it doesn't bode…
19 Jan 2023, 12:15
'Beginning of the end' - Shock RFU tackle change rocks English rugby
There has been a largely negative reaction to the Rugby Football Union's decision to change the tackle height to the waistline in …
Ian Cameron
19 Jan 2023, 8:36
RFU confirm waist high tackling for amateur rugby across England
The Rugby Football Union have confirmed that they will lower tackle height to the waist across amateur rugby across England from n…
Ian Cameron
19 Jan 2023, 7:21
Eddie Jones insists he didn't oust Dave Rennie from Wallabies gig
Eddie Jones admits the Wallabies are in the chasing pack but still close enough to the leaders, the incoming coach declaring the t…
19 Jan 2023, 5:23
Williams takes swipe at 'multi-million $ deals' for Jones and co
Former All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has taken a swipe at the big money recently splashed out on Test-level coaches, i…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan 2023, 4:56
Eddie Jones jabs back at NRL boss after dig
A cheeky jab at Peter V'landys has ensured Australia's footy code wars remain alive and well but a serious Eddie Jones...
19 Jan 2023, 3:48
RWC winning Black Ferns named for Hamilton Sevens return
Four members of the World Cup winning Black Ferns team are set to return to sevens this weekend, as they chase more silverware on …
Finn Morton
18 Jan 2023, 22:40
Why NZ Rugby should 'at least have a conversation' with Dave Rennie
Broadcaster Scotty Stevenson has called on New Zealand Rugby to “at least have a conversation” with former Wallabies coach Dav…
Finn Morton
18 Jan 2023, 21:51
Report: Two French clubs looking to swoop in on young All Black
Recently capped All Black and Crusaders winger Leicester Fainga'anuku has become the target for two interested Top 14 clubs.
Ben Smith
18 Jan 2023, 19:32
'NZ Rugby approached me': How close Cooper came to stunning move across the ditch
The unforgiving rivalry between the Wallabies and All Blacks reached its boiling point in the early 2010s, as flyhalf Quade Cooper…
Finn Morton
18 Jan 2023, 19:24
'We wish Eddie the best of luck': NRL boss mocks Rugby Australia's poaching plans
Peter V'landys has poked fun at rugby union after incoming Wallabies coach Eddie Jones' NRL poaching ambitions.
18 Jan 2023, 18:51
Why Jones' Wallabies homecoming could be 'bad news' for England
Chris Robshaw believes Eddie Jones will be determined to avenge his sacking by England and predicts Australia will benefit from an…
18 Jan 2023, 18:11
'Tackling's a tough one to call, I don't like the game to go soft'
Harlequins midfielder Andre Esterhuizen has admitted that his sights are very much on securing World Cup selection later this year…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan 2023, 5:55
'Embarrassed and disappointed': Cooper reflects on feud with 'favourite player' McCaw
Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper rose to infamy across the ditch more than a decade ago, as he taught himself to a hate a player the…
Finn Morton
18 Jan 2023, 0:54
'It's fine margins at this level': Pivac opens up after being dismissed by Wales
The international rugby coaching merry-go-round is in full swing, with three proud nations having announced significant changes as…
Finn Morton
17 Jan 2023, 23:52
'I'm disappointed': Rennie releases first statement after Wallabies axing
Former Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has expressed how “disappointed” he is, following Rugby Australia’s staggering decision t…
Finn Morton
17 Jan 2023, 22:44
How Jones will help Australia 'care about the Wallabies again'
Dual international Mat Rogers has warned the current crop of Wallabies that some “snowflakes” will “absolutely hate” being…
Finn Morton
17 Jan 2023, 21:11
'Win the World Cup': What Aussie fans 'want to see' from Jones' Wallabies
Incoming Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has one thing on his mind as he prepares to spearhead Australia’s Rugby World Cup campaign …
Finn Morton
17 Jan 2023, 19:43
'All-time great corporate howlers': English media panic over RFU's Jones decision as fears of retribution grow
Black humour has become the order of the day down Twickenham way after news that Eddie Jones is back.
17 Jan 2023, 15:32
The Will Skelton reaction to Eddie Jones becoming Wallabies boss
France-based second row Will Skelton has given his reaction to this week’s shock development of Eddie Jones being named Wallabie…
Liam Heagney
17 Jan 2023, 14:47
World Rugby promises fans 'largest-ever consultation on the sport'
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes rugby has the ability to become the world’s most progressive sport regarding player …
Liam Heagney
17 Jan 2023, 10:30
'I had that Barbarians commitment written into my new contract'
Eddie Jones has confirmed he will still definitely coach the Barbarians in May at Twickenham - even though he was unveiled as the …
Liam Heagney
17 Jan 2023, 10:03
Eddie Jones' big Wallabies challenge following England jilting
Sacking Eddie Jones could come back to bite the RFU at the Rugby World Cup.
Nick Bishop
17 Jan 2023, 9:00
Ex-England wing Ruaridh McConnochie named in Scotland squad of 40
Gregor Townsend has named four new players in his 40-strong Scotland squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations, a campaign that …
Liam Heagney
17 Jan 2023, 8:28
'Bizarre from the RFU, bizarre from Bill Sweeney...'
Former England international Andy Goode had taken a pop at Bill Sweeney, accusing the RFU CEO of being asleep at the wheel in allo…
Liam Heagney
17 Jan 2023, 7:52
Watch: Epic video of Eddie Jones' first Wallabies training in 2001
With Eddie Jones confirmed on Monday as the new Wallabies coach for a second stint through to 2027, a video has emerged of the 62-…
Liam Heagney
17 Jan 2023, 5:33
Why Ireland may rue Ben Healy pledging allegiance to Scotland
The talented Munster out-half has a Scottish mother and Gregor Townsend has lured him to play in blue, not green
Garry Doyle
17 Jan 2023, 4:24
'Come on over… Eden Park is waiting': The challenge waiting for 'little Eddie'
The Wallabies haven’t won the Bledisloe Cup sine 2002. Back then, legendary scrumhalf George Gregan was the captain, and Eddie J…
Finn Morton
17 Jan 2023, 0:54
'I'm going to be very honest': France's performance director shares concerns over Antoine Dupont
France's director of performance Thibault Giroud has shared his personal concerns for 2021 World Player of the Year Antoine Dupont…
Kim Ekin
16 Jan 2023, 23:45
All Blacks centurion Retallick set to leave New Zealand rugby - report
All Blacks centurion Brodie Retallick will play his final test in the coveted black jersey at this year’s World Cup, according t…
Finn Morton
16 Jan 2023, 22:18
Why Eddie Jones' honeymoon period will dissipate fast
New Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has five Tests to find answers with his new team ahead of this year's Rugby World Cup.
Ben Smith
16 Jan 2023, 21:06
'A great athlete': Son of All Blacks legend Carlos Spencer signs with NZ sevens
Rising star Payton Spencer has signed a deal with the All Blacks sevens squad, almost 20 years after his famous father’s last te…
Finn Morton
16 Jan 2023, 20:49
'They've turned on him': Former All Black slams RA's decision to axe Rennie
Rugby Australia’s staggering decision to axe coach Dave Rennie eight months out from this year’s World Cup has not gone down w…
Finn Morton
16 Jan 2023, 19:36
Once again Rugby Australia have run rings around New Zealand Rugby
Rugby Australia possesses the stomach for hard decisions that New Zealand Rugby do not after sacking Dave Rennie.
Hamish Bidwell
16 Jan 2023, 14:17
Eight coaches aiming to get their hands on the World Cup
The tournament takes place in France in September and October.
16 Jan 2023, 12:50
Dave Rennie sacking says more about Rugby Australia than coach
Dave Rennie isn't the first Wallabies coach to lose his job mid-contract.
16 Jan 2023, 10:38
Scotland centre Tuipulotu extends time in Glasgow
Scotland centre Sione Tuipulotu has penned a new contract with Glasgow Warriors - subject to visa - the club have confirmed.
Ian Cameron
16 Jan 2023, 9:57
'I'm delighted for Eddie that he is coaching his home country'
The England coach says he is concentrating fully on the forthcoming opener against Scotland.
16 Jan 2023, 9:36
Ten England selection casualties from Borthwick's first squad
New England head coach Steve Borthwick has taken a not inconsiderable selection departure from Eddie Jones - with a slew of player…
Ian Cameron
16 Jan 2023, 6:45
RFU disciplinary department confirm Owen Farrell will be available
England head coach Steve Borthwick confirmed that England skipper Owen Farrell will be available for the opening game of the Guinn…
16 Jan 2023, 6:17
'The boys won't know what's hit them' - Eddie Jones' return reactions
While forecast by some, the dramatic return of Eddie Jones to Australian rugby not much more than a month after being sacked off..…
16 Jan 2023, 5:06
'The rugby is not good enough': What Eddie Jones believes Aus needs to do differently
Incoming Wallabies coach Eddie Jones was recently asked about the state of Australian rugby, and how the sport could return to its…
Finn Morton
16 Jan 2023, 1:11
The timeline of Dave Rennie's short-lived Wallabies career
The key moments in Dave Rennie's Wallabies coaching career leading to his shock axing eight months out from the 2023 Rugby World C…
15 Jan 2023, 23:04
The Wallabies could've won this year's RWC with Rennie, but will under Jones
Rugby Australia’s staggering decision to axe Dave Rennie eight months out from this year’s World Cup has sent shockwaves aroun…
Finn Morton
15 Jan 2023, 19:59
Ex-Wallaby legend sets the 'pass mark' for incoming coach Eddie Jones
Former Wallaby legend and two-time World Cup-winner Tim Horan reacted to the blockbuster appointment as a bold 'risk'.
Kim Ekin
15 Jan 2023, 19:40
Rugby Australia confirm Dave Rennie sacked as Eddie Jones returns
The bombshell news dropped on Monday morning will see Rugby Australia part ways with former Chiefs coach Rennie after three years …
Ben Smith
15 Jan 2023, 18:02
'No matter what anyone thinks, the English team were not arrogant'
A slew of former England players, including Jeremy Guscott, had no qualms revisiting the painful 1990 Murrayfield ordeal they endu…
Liam Heagney
15 Jan 2023, 4:10
'I would be very surprised if he is not in Steve's squad on Monday'
Mark McCall believes Elliot Daly has done more than enough to make Steve Borthwick’s England squad.
14 Jan 2023, 20:37
'Shocked' Kiwi on verge of making Wallabies switch after All Black dream
Waratahs flanker Charlie Gamble is on the verge of completing an eligibility switch to represent Australia.
Kim Ekin
14 Jan 2023, 18:55
Haouas a court no-show on Friday in his 'wilful violence' case
France and Montpellier prop forward Mohamed Haouas will be back in court in May charged with “wilful violence” in an incident …
14 Jan 2023, 7:37
The tackle technique warnings Nigel Owens issued to Owen Farrell
Former Test referee Nigel Owens has revealed that he previously had a number of conversations with Owen Farrell where he warned th…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan 2023, 5:55
RFU statement: Gleeson exits England role with immediate effect
Seven days after the RFU confirmed that a deal was struck with Harlequins to allow their assistant Nick Evans to coach the England…
Liam Heagney
13 Jan 2023, 13:24
The 30-something South African prop tipped for a Wales call up
Ospreys boss Tony Booth has suggested that seasoned South African tighthead Tom Botha can be a 2023 Rugby World Cup selection bolt…
Liam Heagney
13 Jan 2023, 5:27
Rare matchups and famous rivalries: August's full slate of World Cup warm up games
The August schedule has evolved to offer a mouth-watering slate of warm-up matches to complement what will be a hotly-contested me…
Ned Lester
13 Jan 2023, 1:34
Top 14 move confirmed for Japan back-rower Tevita Tatafu
Japan back-rower Tevita Tatafu will stay on in France after the 2023 Rugby World Cup as Suntory Sungoliath have confirmed he will …
Liam Heagney
12 Jan 2023, 9:50
Vincent Koch opens up on Wasps redundancy and his switch to France
After the financial meltdown of Wasps, most of the players at the club have managed to rebound and find new homes, some even shini…
12 Jan 2023, 9:12

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