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The 'six teams' that Eddie Jones thinks can challenge for World Cup glory
According to former England coach Eddie Jones, there are six teams who could bring the Webb Ellis Cup home with them this year.
Finn Morton
09 Jan 2023, 1:23
'It won't happen': Rennie rules out Jones' Wallabies homecoming before RWC
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has ruled out working alongside former England boss Eddie Jones at this year’s Rugby World Cup.
Finn Morton
08 Jan 2023, 21:03
Wallabies coach Rennie set to head overseas - report
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is reportedly set for a sensational career move after this year’s Rugby World Cup in France, accordi…
Finn Morton
08 Jan 2023, 19:40
'He's gotten away with this one' - Lions teammate addresses Farrell tackle
Former Ireland and British & Irish Lions centre Brian O'Driscoll was asked about Owen Farrell's most recent tackle controversy, sa…
Ian Cameron
08 Jan 2023, 11:28
Brad Weber the latest All Black set to leave NZ
Scrumhalf Brad Weber looks to be the latest All Black set to leave New Zealand after the Rugby World Cup in France.
Ian Cameron
08 Jan 2023, 6:22
'A motivator of men': Why Jones would make a 'good' NRL coach
Dual international Mat Rogers has explained why former England coach Eddie Jones would be successful if he made a stunning code sw…
Finn Morton
08 Jan 2023, 0:38
The best backline in the world: How the Wallabies compare to other teams
If the Wallabies can avert another disastrous injury toll this year, then they’ll pose a genuine threat at the World Cup. In fac…
Finn Morton
07 Jan 2023, 23:27
'It was a classic game of New Zealand versus South Africa rugby': How Hamilton Boys topped the world
Hamilton Boys’ High School enhanced their already formidable rugby reputation when they won the World Schools Rugby Festival in …
Adam Julian
07 Jan 2023, 21:41
Munster table substantial offer for Malcolm Marx
Irish heavyweights Munster have tabled a sizeable deal in a bid to land Springbok World Cup winner Malcolm Marx - RugbyPass unders…
Ian Cameron
07 Jan 2023, 10:09
Sebastien Chabal responds to scalping accusations
Former France No.8 Sebastien Chabal has denied any involvement in ticket scalping ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
Ian Cameron
07 Jan 2023, 8:39
Former NRL star Vunivalu falls further down Wallaby pecking order
Wallabies captain James Slipper said that all NRL convert Suliasi Vunivalu needs is "time in the saddle" in order for the star win…
Ned Lester
06 Jan 2023, 21:09
'There were a couple of mistakes': Eddie Jones on England tenure and 'outstanding' Borthwick
Jones was dismissed last month after poor results in 2022 but is itching to get back into rugby and revealed he is mulling over tw…
06 Jan 2023, 19:15
Former All Black Nick Evans joins England for 2023 Six Nations
Harlequins have confirmed that Nick Evans, the former All Blacks out-half, will join Steve Borthwick’s England as an assistant c…
Liam Heagney
06 Jan 2023, 9:06
'Our game with England in the World Cup will be like a final for us'
Mateo Carreras is a constant reminder of the clear and present danger waiting for England at the Rugby World Cup and the recent 30…
Chris Jones
06 Jan 2023, 6:51
SA Rugby include swipe at NZR in lengthy statement on CEO's exit
SA Rugby and Jurie Roux have issued joint statements after it was confirmed he would be departing the role as CEO after 12 years f…
Ian Cameron
06 Jan 2023, 6:16
Townsend left with Scotland void to fill as AB Zondagh set to exit
Gregor Townsend and Scotland look set to lose assistant attack coach AB Zondagh to the Top 14 - with reports in France suggesting …
Ian Cameron
06 Jan 2023, 5:41
'Even Henry would admit he was out of sorts earlier in the season'
Exeter boss Rob Baxter believes Henry Slade is poised to enjoy a rewarding 2023 back in the thick of it with England. The midfield…
Liam Heagney
06 Jan 2023, 4:46
Dave Rennie names Wallabies squad for January training camp
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has named a 44-man squad for next week's four-day training camp that will take place on the Gold Coast…
Ned Lester
05 Jan 2023, 23:18
Fiji Rugby CEO resigns effective immediately with more changes possible
Fiji Rugby Chief Executive Mr. John O’Connor has resigned effective immediately, after six years in the role since joining the r…
Sam Smith
05 Jan 2023, 20:18
A young Bongi Mbonambi made rugby balls when there were none around
There were no rugby balls where Springbok Bongi Mbonambi grew up, so he and his friends had to make their own out of orange bags a…
Ned Lester
05 Jan 2023, 19:10
Scotland's Adam Hastings likely to miss Six Nations
The fly-half damaged his shoulder while playing for Gloucester in their Gallagher Premiership defeat away to Leicester on Christma…
05 Jan 2023, 13:01
'He went Monday': The Leicester verdict on Cole's England recall
New Leicester boss Richard Wigglesworth has confirmed that Dan Cole is back in the England mix, the seasoned tighthead attending a…
Liam Heagney
05 Jan 2023, 11:34
Jurie Roux steps down as SA Rugby CEO following financial scandal
SA Rugby have confirmed that Jurie Roux has stepped down from his position as CEO of SA Rugby in "the best interests of the game."…
Ian Cameron
05 Jan 2023, 11:23
Marcus Smith to meet Borthwick after missing training camp
Flyhalf Marcus Smith is set to meet Steve Borthwick in a one-on-one after he missed the new England head coach's first training ca…
Ian Cameron
05 Jan 2023, 9:05
Wallabies lose assistant coach eight months out from World Cup
The Wallabies have been dealt a blow about eight months out from this year’s World Cup, with assistant coach Scott Wisemantel ma…
Finn Morton
05 Jan 2023, 0:20
Why the Wallabies will win this year's World Cup
It would go down in history as the most incredible World Cup triumph of all time, but the Wallabies could stun rugby fans around t…
Finn Morton
04 Jan 2023, 22:45
France 'tired of waiting' for elusive RWC crown
History will be made in France later this year as 20 rugby nations prepare to chase the sports ultimate prize at the Rugby World C…
Finn Morton
04 Jan 2023, 18:53
Sam Cane is 'not the magnificent player he was five years ago'
Cane's run as captain of the All blacks has been littered with injuries and historic losses, the team's underwhelming record since…
Ned Lester
04 Jan 2023, 17:57
The Joe Marler decision has thrown referees under the bus
The latest instalment of the Joe Marler soap opera seemed like a best-forgotten storm in a teacup, but then in stepped the RFU who…
Paul Smith
04 Jan 2023, 8:03
Ex-England assistant Gustard touted for Wales role under Gatland
Wales boss Warren Gatland has a defence coach vacancy following Gethin Jenkins’ departure from the role and it is understood tha…
04 Jan 2023, 5:36
The 'example' that left Sinfield in no doubt about caring Borthwick
Kevin Sinfield believes his elevation to the England coaching team has only been made possible by the inspiration provided by his …
04 Jan 2023, 4:56
'Fascinating' Skivington view ahead of his first Borthwick meeting
Gloucester boss George Skivington is hoping that his first meeting this week with Steve Borthwick as the England coach can enhance…
Liam Heagney
04 Jan 2023, 3:48
'You're never happy when you're in the All Blacks, but they'll be satisfied'
It’s genuinely quite hard to think of any team in world sport who's constantly under as much pressure and scrutiny as the All Bl…
Finn Morton
03 Jan 2023, 20:50
Steve Hansen discusses 'biggest positive' from All Blacks' 2022 campaign
Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Sir Steve Hansen has compared utility back Jordie Barrett to two All Blacks greats following his s…
Finn Morton
03 Jan 2023, 20:00
'That's really up to Wales': Gloucester update Rees-Zammit injury
Gloucester boss George Skivington remains in the dark as to when exactly Wales’ Louis Rees-Zammit will be available to play agai…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan 2023, 10:58
'Contentious' scrum-half selection in Murphy's Ireland dream team
Former Ireland full-back Geordan Murphy, the ex-Leicester director of rugby, popped his head back above the parapet in November wh…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan 2023, 8:11
Scottish rugby's wish list for 2023
There are hopes north of the border that the New Year can bring a wave of optimism but there is clearly much work to be done
Jamie Lyall
03 Jan 2023, 7:20
'It was nasty, very hostile... a shameful second half'
Former Test referee Owen Doyle has recalled in his new book the infamous 1992 Five Nations Parc des Princes encounter between Fran…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan 2023, 6:11
Racing 92 statement: Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi
The new Stuart Lancaster era at Racing 92 has launched with a signing coup, the Parisian club confirming on Tuesday that the 2019 …
Liam Heagney
03 Jan 2023, 4:11
RFU statement: Matt Proudfoot
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have confirmed that Matt Proudfoot’s tenure as England senior men’s forwards coach has come to …
Kim Ekin
02 Jan 2023, 12:28
After landing All Black Clermont turn eyes to Wallaby Hanigan
After landing All Blacks No.8 Pita Gus Sowakula, Top 14 heavyweights Clermont Auvergne are turning their attention to signing a Wa…
Ian Cameron
02 Jan 2023, 9:54
Proudfoot exits England Rugby as Borthwick brings back veteran prop - reports
England forwards coach Matt Proudfoot is set to leave his RFU role to take up a new gig in South African rugby.
Ian Cameron
01 Jan 2023, 10:45
No Etzebeth or Savea in Midi Olympique's XV of the year
Midi Olympique have thrown the cat among the pigeons with their team of the year for 2022 - leaving out Eben Etzebeth and Ardie Sa…
Ian Cameron
01 Jan 2023, 7:40
Pumas announce Australia, NZ dates
Argentina will host New Zealand for the first time in four years in the 2023 Rugby Championship.
31 Dec 2022, 13:49
Joe Marler's latest ban is a farce - Andy Goode
Joe Marler being banned for just two weeks is a farce and World Rugby need to clamp down on unions dishing out whatever punishment…
Andy Goode
31 Dec 2022, 11:19
'Nothing short of an absolute disgrace' - Sinfield snubbing blasted
The apparent decision not to include new England rugby defence coach Kevin Sinfield in the New Year's honours list has been put on…
Ian Cameron
31 Dec 2022, 8:15
'Rugby was my ego, rugby was who I was': Anton Lienert-Brown opens up on his anxiety
in 2016, a 21-year-old Lienert-Brown made his All Blacks debut, a huge accomplishment but not one that alleviated any symptoms of …
Ned Lester
30 Dec 2022, 20:50
Joe Marler banned for 'wholly inappropriate' comment
Joe Marler has been banned for two weeks with a further four weeks suspended for comments made towards Bristol flanker Jake Heenan…
30 Dec 2022, 16:26
Springbok Handre Pollard to make long-awaited return for Tigers
Handre Pollard, one of the most highly anticipated Premiership signings of the 2022-23 season will make his starting debut for Lei…
Tom Vinicombe
29 Dec 2022, 10:31
2022's top international points scorer extends stay with Edinburgh
Edinburgh Rugby has been handed a significant boost ahead of tomorrow night’s 1872 Cup decider at BT Murrayfield with the re-sig…
Online Editors
29 Dec 2022, 9:44
'That wasn't meant to be': Former Wales centre announces retirement
Centre Cory Allen has today announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.
Sam Smith
29 Dec 2022, 9:06
Gatland makes major call on Wales coaching team
Jonathan Humphreys and Neil Jenkins will remain part of Warren Gatland’s coaching team as the new Wales boss selects his backroo…
29 Dec 2022, 7:56
Will the next All Blacks blindside flanker please stand up?
While there's no obvious successor on the blindside flank for the All Blacks come 2024, the cupboard is hardly bare.
Tom Vinicombe
29 Dec 2022, 6:50
'Just back me': The big call Damian De Allende's dad had to make
Named at No 12 in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year 2022, De Allende's consistency and class were rare constants in the injury-…
Ned Lester
28 Dec 2022, 22:26
Shannon Frizell confirms move to Japan after World Cup
Frizell will join All Blacks teammate Richie Mo'unga in Tokyo for Toshiba Brave Lupus, coached by Todd Blackadder. 
Ned Lester
28 Dec 2022, 17:24
Powerhouses set to square off as 2024 July tours revealed
Six huge matchups have been reported for the 2024 July tours, potentially the last of the traditionally scheduled international se…
Ned Lester
27 Dec 2022, 20:32
Mo'unga reveals the reason for his 'life-changing' move overseas
All Blacks flyhalf Richie Mo’unga has opened up about his stunning decision to leave New Zealand rugby behind after next year’…
Finn Morton
27 Dec 2022, 19:32
Sir Steve Hansen warns NZRU over coaching 'distraction'
World Cup winning coach Sir Steve Hansen has issued a warning to the New Zealand Rugby Union.
Finn Morton
27 Dec 2022, 18:40
Richie Mo'unga officially signs in Japan
All Blacks star Richie Mo'unga is heading to Japanese club rugby after the 2023 Rugby World Cup, signing with Toshiba Brave Lupus.
25 Dec 2022, 23:49
Steve Hansen on what 'probably' cost Eddie Jones his job
Steve Hansen believes Eddie Jones's big focus on next year's Rugby World Cup probably cost him his England job.
24 Dec 2022, 4:43
'I'm going to get right amongst it': Jason Ryan reveals robust plan for 2023
Ryan has planned out his 2023 to ensure he excels in all facets of his role with the All Blacks, planning for the World Cup, spend…
Ned Lester
23 Dec 2022, 18:30
Sinckler: 'I knew the cameras were there. I just wanted the attention'
Bristol Bears and England prop Kyle Sinckler has opened up about Wales head coach Warren Gatland's infamous timebomb comments, whi…
Ian Cameron
23 Dec 2022, 7:42
'On that first game of the Six Nations are we going to be perfect? No'
Borthwick replaced Eddie Jones this week.
23 Dec 2022, 4:04
Sonny Bill Williams' rocky All Blacks debut that led to man of the match second outing
Williams' first touch of the match came within the opening minute, receiving a poor pass from Mils Muliaina as the fullback was ru…
Sam Smith
22 Dec 2022, 20:12
Hansen's 'pretty surprising' verdict on Jones' England dismissal
Former All Blacks boss Steve Hansen has shared his thoughts on the decision by England to dismiss Eddie Jones as boss nine months …
Liam Heagney
22 Dec 2022, 11:14
Latest World Rugby law directives include shot clock from January 1
World Rugby have announced a package of directives for implementation from January 1, including the use of a shot clock to hurry u…
Liam Heagney
22 Dec 2022, 9:00
'I know Australia's in a tough position': Rebels recruit reflects on Italy's famous win
An injury-ravaged Wallabies team had a disastrous season this year, but one result in particular was especially concerning for the…
Finn Morton
21 Dec 2022, 20:22
The Rob Baxter verdict on Steve Borthwick getting the England job
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has welcomed Steve Borthwick’s appointment as England head coach and says it was no surprise that he beca…
21 Dec 2022, 7:49
Sacked Eddie Jones claims 'I wouldn't do anything differently'
Former England rugby coach Eddie Jones said he wouldn’t do anything differently despite being sacked earlier this month.
21 Dec 2022, 4:33
'A return to league' is reportedly 'on the cards' for RTS
A return to rugby league is reportedly “on the cards” for All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, should he fail to “make…
Finn Morton
21 Dec 2022, 1:00
'I went to pick him up': How close Jonah Lomu came to joining the NRL
All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu almost became the most expensive player “in the history” of Australian rugby league after being a…
Finn Morton
20 Dec 2022, 23:12
'We can stage the biggest international events': Qatar wants to host B&I Lions match in 2025
This year’s FIFA World Cup will go down in history as one of the most exciting instalments of the prized competition, as it prov…
Finn Morton
20 Dec 2022, 22:07
'A lifelong dream': Kiwi sprint prodigy makes stunning announcement
New Zealand speedster Edward Osei-Nketia once told RugbyPass that “rugby was in my blood.” But earlier today, the 21-year-old …
Finn Morton
20 Dec 2022, 20:04
New Zealand Rugby still have a tightrope to walk with Scott Robertson
Wall drew parallels between Robertson's story and that of his Crusaders predecessors, one of an immensely successful Super Rugby h…
Ned Lester
20 Dec 2022, 19:46
International match officials body launches with 4 key objectives
The world’s first representative body for international high-performance match officials launched on Tuesday with the dual objec…
20 Dec 2022, 9:00
The 'most interesting piece' in the Borthwick puzzle - Andy Goode
It’s good to have the worst-kept secret in rugby out of the bag but the appointment of Steve Borthwick as the England head coach…
Andy Goode
20 Dec 2022, 8:31
Wallaby shirt-wearing son reminded Borthwick of 'power rugby has'
Steve Borthwick has revealed how a welcome home last week from his Wallaby jersey-wearing son reminded the new England boss about …
Liam Heagney
20 Dec 2022, 8:19
Woodward's first day Borthwick verdict aims a final dig at Jones
Former England boss Clive Woodward has used his verdict on Steve Borthwick’s first day in the job to take a final few digs at th…
Liam Heagney
20 Dec 2022, 7:37
The 'type of person' Steve Borthwick wants in England environment
New England boss Steve Borthwick has identified the type of person he wants in his national team’s environment as he looks to pi…
Liam Heagney
20 Dec 2022, 6:30
Why Dave Rennie isn't to blame for Australia's poor results
Dave Rennie could potentially become the best thing to happen to Australian rugby in 20 years, and could rightly be hailed as a he…
Finn Morton
19 Dec 2022, 20:33
'I regret it, this is the mistake I made': Eddie Jones opens up after England axing
Former England head coach Eddie Jones has opened up on his seven-year tenure and revealed what he believes was his biggest mistake…
Ben Smith
19 Dec 2022, 19:54
French rugby boss Laporte suspended
Bernard Laporte has been suspended as French Rugby Federation president while he fights a suspended two-year sentence.
19 Dec 2022, 15:46
'Every game matters': Steve Borthwick not prioritising World Cup
New England head coach Steve Borthwick has put talk of the World Cup to one side and insisted his full focus is on the upcoming Si…
19 Dec 2022, 15:42
'I still can't really talk about it': Zarn Sullivan on the comeback trail
A freak injury during the NPC stymied Zarn Sullivan's prodigious development.
Tom Vinicombe
19 Dec 2022, 11:55
Eddie Jones hire Seibold gives his view on rugby union in England
Recently exited England defence coach Anthony Siebold has given his take on his time under Eddie Jones and England.
Ian Cameron
19 Dec 2022, 8:46
'I was really disappointed': Beauden Barrett refutes sabbatical report
Contrary to reports last week, Beauden Barrett did not approach New Zealand Rugby regarding a bold deal that would see the All Bla…
Sam Smith
19 Dec 2022, 5:14
Why a 2023 World Cup win would be the Boks' greatest
The equal most successful World Cup nation has delivered far less outside of it. So what is the formula that has enabled South Afr…
Ben Smith
18 Dec 2022, 22:25
Why the Wallabies will go further than the ABs at next year's RWC
Australian rugby fans have had a tough year – there’s no hiding from that – as they’ve watched their wounded Wallabies los…
Finn Morton
18 Dec 2022, 18:11
'Awful competition' - Joe Marler baits fans with cryptic tweet
A cryptic tweet from England prop Joe Marler has left rugby fans scratching their collective heads.
Ian Cameron
18 Dec 2022, 13:28
Borthwick and Sinfield to be unveiled as new England coaching ticket
Leicester Tigers boss Steve Borthwick is set to be revealed as the new England head coach tomorrow and he is bringing defence Kevi…
Ian Cameron
18 Dec 2022, 6:50
'Other than one phone call I never heard from him again'
Former England centre Brad Barritt says he is still wondering what happened between him and Eddie Jones, after the Saracen found h…
Ian Cameron
18 Dec 2022, 3:33
'You can't be a fan': All Black coach on 'removing clutter' in this year's turnaround
New All Blacks forwards coach Jason Ryan has assessed the season and marked it as a 'pass' after the side took steps in the right …
Ben Smith
17 Dec 2022, 20:29
Hamilton Boys' High triumph over Grey College to win World Schools
Hamilton Boys' High School has won the World Schools 1st XV festival in Thailand with a 22-10 win over Grey College.
Ben Smith
17 Dec 2022, 16:06
'They are very serious about it' - Two clubs chasing Eddie Jones
At least two NRL clubs are said to be after the signature of sacked England head coach Eddie Jones.
Ian Cameron
17 Dec 2022, 9:41
Another Test referee speaks out on 'certain sections of the fan community'
Referee Nika Amashukeli has become the latest Test official to speak out following what he describes as disgraceful abuse directed…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec 2022, 8:48
'A leaf out of the UFC book': Suggestion for the Killik Cup could put Eddie Jones in his element
2023's highly anticipated Killik Cup match offers a unique opportunity for experimentation, as old foes square off at Twickenham.
Ned Lester
17 Dec 2022, 0:00
'Send the bill to Altrad': How New Zealand Rugby can navigate Mohed Altrad's sentencing
Former New Zealand Ruggby CEO David Moffet says Altrad's sentencing is a lose-lose for New Zealand Rugby both financially and in t…
Ned Lester
16 Dec 2022, 21:41
Why Warren Gatland's second tenure with Wales won't be so easy
Warren Gatland has to find some tight forwards, and he has to find them in a hurry.
Nick Bishop
16 Dec 2022, 11:11
Pro rugby takes massive step forward in Asia with announcement of Grand League
Thursday marked a big step forward for rugby in Asia with the local federation announcing a new pan-Asia competition set to kick o…
Tom Vinicombe
16 Dec 2022, 7:39
Another World Cup-bound nation loses their coach on the eve of 2023
Not much more than a week after England and Wales parted ways with Eddie Jones and Wayne Pivac, another Test nation bound for the …
Tom Vinicombe
16 Dec 2022, 6:14
Barnes' wife speaks out over threats as journalist goes after Erasmus
The wife of referee Wayne Barnes has taken to Twitter to speak out over the abuse that has been directed at her by rugby fans in r…
Ian Cameron
16 Dec 2022, 5:34
Breakthrough Super Rugby talent eyeing Wallabies eligibility in 2023
The Christchurch-born and raised 26-year-old has been turning heads for his physical play on both sides of the ball, proving himse…
Ned Lester
16 Dec 2022, 0:11
'World Cup dream': How Wallabies recall 'reignited the fire' for Beale
Test veteran Kurtley Beale is daring to dream of a fourth World Cup appearance after his stunning Wallabies recall “reignited th…
Finn Morton
15 Dec 2022, 20:41
'Damaged the jersey': Justin Marshall on the All Blacks' 2022
While an unbeaten run to end the year may have appeased some of the local audience, Marshall was adamant the legacy and status of …
Ned Lester
15 Dec 2022, 18:54
O'Driscoll: The real test for South African sides in Europe
Facing Leinster at the RDS Arena in the Heineken Champions Cup is possibly the greatest challenge club rugby has to offer currentl…
Josh Raisey
15 Dec 2022, 3:40
New Zealand Rugby should treat Beauden Barrett like a French footballer
I read and hear that the floodgates would open if Barrett left. That fellow All Blacks would follow suit and Super Rugby would be …
Hamish Bidwell
15 Dec 2022, 0:50
What the Wallabies' World Cup squad could look like
There are still a lot of questions that remain unanswered about an injury-ravaged Wallabies team nine months out from the Rugby Wo…
Finn Morton
14 Dec 2022, 22:07
Wallabies coach reportedly 'looking at potential options elsewhere'
The RFU’s stunning decision to axe super coach Eddie Jones nine months out from next year’s World Cup may add more drama to th…
Finn Morton
14 Dec 2022, 19:15
Wayne Barnes reveals he almost quit rugby after harrowing online abuse after South Africa versus France
Referee Wayne Barnes has revealed how the toll of online abuse led to discussions around giving up the whistle to continue as a la…
Kim Ekin
14 Dec 2022, 16:34
USA legend Todd Clever: 'We got 'out-passioned' - and that was really hard to see'
The two-time World Cup captain was distraught to see USA missing out on France 2023 but he says the rebuilding job starts now
Andrew Elliott
14 Dec 2022, 11:47
Chiefs' big signing foreshadows a bigger problem for New Zealand
The recruitment of a 34-year-old prop from Ireland might have raised a few eyebrows in New Zealand this weekend.
Tom Vinicombe
14 Dec 2022, 9:55
Players to be offered 'conditional contracts' in Wales
Amid fears of a player exodus in Wales, the Professional Rugby Board has confirmed that negotiations will begin in the new year on…
Kim Ekin
14 Dec 2022, 7:35
World Rugby bosses to meet following Bernard Laporte development
World Rugby bosses were set to convene for an emergency session on Tuesday after Bernard Laporte's suspended prison sentence.
13 Dec 2022, 23:06
'The day you say that you can be an All Black from Timbuktu, then you're in trouble'
Stephen Donald has slammed Beauden Barrett’s staggering All Blacks eligibility emption request, as the star pivot looks to poten…
Finn Morton
13 Dec 2022, 22:25
'I understood that was coming': James Lowe on copping trash talk from the All Blacks
James Lowe said that he was expecting a verbal backlash of some sorts on the field from the All Blacks and they didn't disappoint.
Sam Smith
13 Dec 2022, 20:19
'I know he's an absolute psychopath, but when he does talk, you do listen'
Ireland's Kiwi winger James Lowe has shared his insight into flyhalf Johnny Sexton and his influence after a historic year where I…
Ben Smith
13 Dec 2022, 19:17
'It's quite sad': Israel Dagg reacts to dropped star's stunning news
World Cup winner Israel Dagg has described the All Blacks’ treatment of Pita Gus Sowakula as “quite sad” following the star …
Finn Morton
13 Dec 2022, 18:26
The Borthwick philosophy that has made him Jones' ideal replacement
Steve Borthwick continues to side step questions about his imminent elevation to England head coach but has revealed some of the f…
Chris Jones
13 Dec 2022, 13:14
WRU reaches 'amicable resolution' over discrimination claims
The Welsh Rugby Union has reached an “amicable resolution” with the organisation’s former general manager of women’s rugby…
13 Dec 2022, 11:14
The man Warren Gatland is backing to lead the Lions in 2025
Warren Gatland has rebuffed suggestions that he could take charge of an historic fourth British and Irish Lions tour in 2025.
Sam Smith
13 Dec 2022, 10:49
Paris courts deliver verdict on Bernard Laporte corruption case
Bernard Laporte, president of the Federation Francaise de Rugby and vice-president of World Rugby, has been handed a two-year susp…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Dec 2022, 10:14
The hunt for the next All Blacks No 10
There are no heirs apparent to the likes of Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga.
Tom Vinicombe
13 Dec 2022, 8:30
Zander Fagerson added to Scotland's Six Nations injury list
Another key Scotland player has emerged as a doubt for the Six Nations after Zander Fagerson was ruled out for “the foreseeable…
13 Dec 2022, 6:34
Eddie Jones lands Barbarians job against old rival
One week after being sacked by England, the Barbarians have named Eddie Jones as their coach to face a World XV in May next year.
Josh Raisey
13 Dec 2022, 5:00
The All Blacks who are on the World Cup selection bubble after 2022
The All Blacks made significant strides in 2022 towards finding the 33 players who will jump on a plane to France next year.
Ben Smith
13 Dec 2022, 0:11
'He said he had watched every one of my carries for the last 2 or 3 years'
England star Anthony Watson has described Steve Borthwick as “a ridiculously good coach” ahead of his likely ascension to Engl…
12 Dec 2022, 13:25
'My goodness' - Scottish punter confuses NFL with classic rugby play
Scottish NFL punter Jamie Gillan has confused American football fans and officials alike after drop-kicking the ball after as he b…
Ian Cameron
12 Dec 2022, 10:23
Winning isn't everything - but neither is the Rugby World Cup
New Zealand and England have endured tumultuous seasons in 2022 - but only one coach has lost their jobs.
Tom Vinicombe
12 Dec 2022, 8:33
Clermont confirm signing of jilted All Black on two-year deal
Two-cap All Black Pita Gus Sowakula has ostensibly given up hope on ever playing for the New Zealand national side again, signing …
Tom Vinicombe
12 Dec 2022, 7:14
The winners and losers for the All Blacks in 2022
The All Blacks 2022 season will be remembered as a turbulent time for the the men in black after a rocky start that almost culmina…
Ben Smith
11 Dec 2022, 20:58
Owen Farrell: Players not behind Eddie Jones' sacking
Australian Jones lost his job after overseeing England’s worst year of results since 2008.
11 Dec 2022, 19:09
'I thought I was the man': Why Lowe wouldn't have picked himself for ABs
It wasn’t that long that ago that Ireland star James Lowe was one of the most exciting players in New Zealand rugby, and appeare…
Finn Morton
11 Dec 2022, 13:45
The winners and losers from the 2022 Wallabies season
An injury-ravaged Wallabies side showed plenty of fight, character and potential throughout a tough international campaign which w…
Finn Morton
11 Dec 2022, 13:06
Top English rugby ref hits out at Gary Neville remarks
Gallagher Premiership referee Christophe Ridley has hit out at remarks made by ITV football pundit Gary Neville following England'…
Ian Cameron
11 Dec 2022, 10:33
Four sides linked to Eddie Jones as one Test side goes public in bid for coach
For a man deemed to be surplus to requirements by the Rugby Football Union - Eddie Jones sure is a man in demand.
Ian Cameron
11 Dec 2022, 7:15
Rugby 'snobbery' towards Fifa World Cup controversy is getting crucified online
A social media post by a rugby website taking the high ground over a Fifa World Cup controversy has backfired.
Sam Smith
10 Dec 2022, 19:18
Why Aussie scribe is 'quietly confident' Jones will return to Wallabies
The Rugby Football Union made a bold call earlier this week by axing super coach Eddie Jones nine months out from the World Cup, b…
Finn Morton
10 Dec 2022, 18:05
Eddie Jones breaks silence: 'Nothing is off the table'
Former England head coach Eddie Jones has broken his silence, speaking to respected Australian rugby league writer Danny Weidler i…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec 2022, 16:15
Robshaw on why he thinks RFU ultimately sacked Eddie Jones
Former England captain Chris Robshaw has given an insight into why he believes the Rugby Football Union ultimately sacked Eddie Jo…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec 2022, 14:26
'I don't think modern rugby players are all that happy'
Australian icon David Campese believes that modern rugby has lost its sense of fun and that there are less and less mavericks plyi…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec 2022, 6:42
Gary Gold steps down as US Eagles coach with 'immediate effect'
USA Eagles head coach Gary Gold has stepped down from his role following on from the side's failure to qualify for the 2023 Rugby …
Ian Cameron
10 Dec 2022, 5:09
'It would be great': Etzebeth on Springboks joining the Six Nations
Talk of restructuring the domestic tournaments around the world to better suit an international season - as well as potentially in…
Ned Lester
10 Dec 2022, 0:20
Two key forwards ready to make a return to the Crusaders engine room
There's some good news on the injury front for the Crusaders ahead of the 2023 season.
Sam Smith
09 Dec 2022, 11:14
Borthwick reveals chat with Eddie Jones as he's quizzed on England job
Steve Borthwick has revealed he spoke to sacked Eddie Jones this week but insists his expected elevation to replace his former men…
Chris Jones
09 Dec 2022, 10:42
Eddie Jones may ditch rugby union entirely according to latest rumour
Former England head coach Eddie Jones could ditch rugby union entirely according to latest rumour doing the rounds.
Ian Cameron
09 Dec 2022, 9:01
'Huge honour and privilege': Savea reacts to ABs Player of the Year Award
All Blacks Player of the Year Ardie Savea has spoken about how much of an “honour and privilege” it is to win the award in vid…
Finn Morton
08 Dec 2022, 20:46
'I feel for Noah Lolesio': RWC winner weighs in on Australia's 'selection policy'
While the Wallabies showed plenty of potential during an injury-ravaged campaign, it seems like they’re still not getting the mo…
Finn Morton
08 Dec 2022, 20:11
Scott Robertson razor focussed on Crusaders amidst England speculation
With the recent sackings of Wayne Pivac and Eddie Jones, rumours again started swirling that Scott Robertson could be appointed he…
Ned Lester
08 Dec 2022, 19:45
Wallabies player ratings: Tight five struggled to excel during tough year
After a tough international campaign, not many players in Australia's tight five stood out - but that doesn't mean there are no po…
Finn Morton
08 Dec 2022, 17:08
'It is the worst and the lowest I've ever known it to be in my life'
Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio has pinpointed what he sees as the 'worst aspect' of the last 12 months for the national…
Ian Cameron
08 Dec 2022, 7:08
Rassie Erasmus makes public Whats App message from Eddie Jones
South Africa’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has shown his respect for Eddie Jones, who was given the boot by the Rugby Footb…
08 Dec 2022, 6:10
Eddie Jones may already have a new job
Dismissed England head coach Eddie Jones may already have found a new job - in the Top 14.
Ian Cameron
08 Dec 2022, 4:25
Ruahei Demant and Ardie Savea recognised as NZ's best at annual awards
Black Ferns co-captain and World Cup winner, Ruahei Demant has collected three major prizes at the 2022 ASB Rugby Awards, includin…
Sam Smith
08 Dec 2022, 4:14
'Any loss in a Springbok jersey is tough… but I think we all know the big games are next year'
After losing thrilling Test matches against both France and Ireland during the Autumn Nations Series, star centre Jesse Kriel beli…
Finn Morton
08 Dec 2022, 0:12
'Spineless': When the All Blacks massacred the Boks in 2011
In a stiff Wellington southerly the Springboks were smite by the All Blacks after a sublime performance by Dan Carter.
Sam Smith
08 Dec 2022, 0:05
Wilson to cling onto hope after being left 'frustrated' in Wallabies wilderness
Out-of-favour Queensland backrower Harry Wilson will cling onto hope of winning a World Cup recall, despite another frustrating se…
07 Dec 2022, 23:42
'I was too light': Former Wallaby whiz kid opens up on early international career
Former Wallaby and Australian rugby prodigy Jack Maddocks has opened up about his short international career.
Sam Smith
07 Dec 2022, 20:31
'He gave me my greatest moment in an England shirt… I do owe a lot to him'
Veteran halfback Danny Care has revealed what message he sent to outgoing England coach Eddie Jones after it was confirmed the rug…
Finn Morton
07 Dec 2022, 17:37
The big play by Codie Taylor that made Willie le Roux and Ellis Park furious
A big play by hooker Codie Taylor shook the South African crowd as he came up with a massive kick chase to pin the Springboks deep…
Sam Smith
07 Dec 2022, 16:54
Wallabies player ratings: No. 8 locks down jersey as loosie combination takes shape
The Wallabies didn't win as many Test matches as they deserved this year, but that doesn't players didn't stand out. Here's how th…
Finn Morton
07 Dec 2022, 14:30
Former England star explains why RFU made 'right' Jones decision
Rugby guru Eddie Jones will go down in history as one of the greatest England coaches of all time, even though recent results have…
Finn Morton
07 Dec 2022, 14:21
'The problem this autumn was quite a few things got magnified'
Rob Baxter believes it would be “fantastic” if Steve Borthwick’s work in the Gallagher Premiership underpins his expected ap…
07 Dec 2022, 13:11
The three fixable factors behind Eddie Jones' England stagnation
Eddie Jones' England weren't far away from making the grade.
Nick Bishop
07 Dec 2022, 11:29
The nine pre-RWC matches the new England coach has to turn team around
England’s new coach will have five competitive Tests until the World Cup to reverse the team’s fortunes with the Six Nations g…
07 Dec 2022, 11:26
Darcy Graham faces Six Nations fitness race after knee injury
Scotland and Edinburgh winger Darcy Graham is set to be out of action until February, meaning he faces a race to be fit in time fo…
Josh Raisey
07 Dec 2022, 10:21
The problems Steve Borthwick must fix in post-Jones era
England responded to their worst year of results since 2008 by sacking Eddie Jones as head coach, with Steve Borthwick expected to…
07 Dec 2022, 7:45
James Haskell slams 'utter madness' of Eddie Jones axing
Former England flanker James Haskell has described the Rugby Football Union's decision to sack head coach Eddie Jones nine months …
Josh Raisey
07 Dec 2022, 7:38
Will Gatland's homecoming with the Chiefs be remembered fondly, if at all?
Warren Gatland won't go down as the worst Super Rugby coach in New Zealand history but statistically speaking, he's not far off.
Tom Vinicombe
07 Dec 2022, 5:17
Steve Borthwick gets backing for England job from Premiership rival
Sale boss Alex Sanderson is backing Steve Borthwick to replace Eddie Jones as England head coach and is convinced he has “earne…
Chris Jones
07 Dec 2022, 4:12
'I am absolutely gutted': Fans slam 'awful' and 'pathetic' Jones axing
Another traditional Test heavyweight has made a drastic change to their coaching setup in the hopes of turning their poor form aro…
Finn Morton
06 Dec 2022, 21:30
The end of the Eddie Jones era
Jones deserves a healthy amount of credit for leading them through this prosperous period, but it was not all down to Eddie's meth…
Ben Smith
06 Dec 2022, 20:04
'A reckless move': Why Aus & NZ would be 'crazy' to axe their coaches
New Zealand rugby great Murray Mexted believes the Wallabies and All Blacks would be “crazy” to fire their respective coaches …
Finn Morton
06 Dec 2022, 18:57
Wallabies player ratings: Clear first-choice halfback emerges during average year for halves
This week, RugbyPass is rating the Wallabies players' performances from the year that was. Today, we take a look at the halves.
Finn Morton
06 Dec 2022, 17:23
Borthwick is the RFU's man but he wouldn't be my choice - Andy Goode
The RFU finally decided enough is enough, albeit potentially 18 months too late, but now they should be bold in appointing Eddie J…
Andy Goode
06 Dec 2022, 12:14
Scottish Rugby to begin recruitment drive in new year
Scotland have begun a recruitment drive to find a new Chair of the Scottish Rugby Limited Board to replace John Jeffrey, who will …
Josh Raisey
06 Dec 2022, 12:06
Steve Borthwick set to replace Eddie Jones as England boss
It has always been a question of when, not if, Steve Borthwick would take charge of England.
06 Dec 2022, 10:46
Clive Woodward: 'He is a shadow of the Jones I competed with'
Sir Clive Woodward believes Eddie Jones will be remembered for “misguided rhetoric and unfulfilled promises” during his time a…
06 Dec 2022, 9:07
The highs and lows of Eddie Jones' England tenure
Eddie Jones has been sacked as England head coach in response to a dismal autumn with the 2023 World Cup fast approaching.
06 Dec 2022, 8:23
'Big mistake before a World Cup': England fans on Eddie Jones sacking
The RFU's decision to sack Eddie Jones following their recent Autumn Nations Series has been met by a range of responses from Engl…
Josh Raisey
06 Dec 2022, 7:33
Where it all went wrong for Eddie Jones and England
Eddie Jones has been sacked after seven turbulent years as England head coach that have produced highs and lows in equal measure.
06 Dec 2022, 6:46
Warren Gatland eyes 'competitive' Six Nations ahead of World Cup
Wales boss Warren Gatland says he is relishing the prospect of a “fantastic” Guinness Six Nations opener against world number …
06 Dec 2022, 5:53
Confirmed - Eddie Jones has been sacked by the RFU
The Rugby Football Union have confirmed that they have sacked Eddie Jones as England head coach after presiding over the national …
Josh Raisey
06 Dec 2022, 5:30
Will Rowlands to leave Dragons at the end of the season
Wales lock Will Rowlands is set to leave the Dragons at the end of the season and has agreed terms with a club outside of Wales fr…
Josh Raisey
06 Dec 2022, 4:59
England's defence is the first ailment in need of treatment
England's defence isn't porous, but is no longer dominant and struggled to consistently control the gain line this Autumn under Se…
Ben Smith
05 Dec 2022, 22:01
'He deserves an opportunity': Who Gatland believes should coach the ABs next
Incoming Wales coach Warren Gatland has thrown his support behind Crusaders coach Scott Robertson for the All Blacks’ top job, s…
Finn Morton
05 Dec 2022, 20:59
Wallabies player ratings: Ikitau impresses during mixed year for Australian centres
Injuries plagued the Wallabies throughout a tough 2022 season, and this was felt in their midfield. But while players were ruled o…
Finn Morton
05 Dec 2022, 19:10
Scott Robertson clearly has enemies in high places
Some people’s faces simply don’t fit, so we have to assume that this iteration of the All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) d…
Hamish Bidwell
05 Dec 2022, 18:03
'Like Ronaldo going back to Man Utd': Fans react to 'embarrassing' Gatland appointment
The Welsh Rugby Union have made a bold call about nine months out from the World Cup, as they confirmed Warren Gatland would repla…
Finn Morton
05 Dec 2022, 16:06
Warren Gatland 'under no illusions what the expectations are' after Wales return
Warren Gatland says he is “under no illusions what the expectations are” after signing on for a second coaching stint with Wal…
05 Dec 2022, 15:37
Eddie Jones awaits his fate
The England head coach role could soon be vacant as the pressure mounts a year out from the World Cup in France
Jamie Lyall
05 Dec 2022, 9:09
Eddie Jones to be sacked by the RFU - report
England head coach Eddie Jones has reportedly been sacked by the RFU following an Autumn Nations Series review.
Ian Cameron
05 Dec 2022, 8:05
The full WRU statement on Gatland as Pivac left 'extremely sad'
The Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed that Warren Gatland will take over as Wales head coach for the Guinness Six Nations as the ax…
Ian Cameron
05 Dec 2022, 7:14
Warren Gatland to be confirmed as new Wales head coach
Warren Gatland will be revealed as the new Wales head coach later today, replacing Wayne Pivac who has been sacked by the WRU - …
Ian Cameron
05 Dec 2022, 6:36
Wayne Pivac's Wales fate could be decided by Tuesday
The head coach’s job is on the line following a poor autumn campaign.
05 Dec 2022, 5:31
Missing Bok winger Sbu Nkosi has been spotted
The location of missing Springbok winger Sbu Nkosi appears to be known within the ranks of the Bulls camp.
Ian Cameron
05 Dec 2022, 5:19
Welsh rugby to hold crisis meeting amid threat of player exodus
The Welsh Rugby Players Association is calling for an end to delays in the introduction of new finance model.
Chris Jones
05 Dec 2022, 4:13
Report: Erasmus and Nienaber safe from job scrutiny by SA board
The tenures of Springboks Jacques Nienaber and SA Rugby's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus will not be discussed when the SARU boa…
Kim Ekin
05 Dec 2022, 1:50
Wallabies player ratings: Two outside back stars shine as World Cup bolter emerges
This week, RugbyPass will be reviewing and rating the Wallabies players’ performances throughout the 2022 campaign. First up, we…
Finn Morton
04 Dec 2022, 21:13
Huge payout stands between RFU and Eddie Jones' replacement
A massive cash payout is one of the main obstacles standing between the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and their preferred replacement…
Ian Cameron
04 Dec 2022, 16:20
Next All Blacks coach a 'sensitive' issue for NZR with real risk of Robertson leaving
New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson has explained the appointment of the next All Blacks head coach is a 'sensitive issue'
Ben Smith
04 Dec 2022, 15:24
Springbok hospitalised after collapsing following plane trip home
Springboks No 8 Evan Roos had to be hospitalised on his return to South Africa after collapsing on arrival back home in Johannesbu…
Kim Ekin
03 Dec 2022, 19:36
'I will probably be hanged in Wales for saying this' - Warburton's Gatland call
Former British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has tipped Warren Gatland as the perfect choice to take over the England head c…
Ian Cameron
03 Dec 2022, 14:42
Aussie women beat NZ in Dubai Sevens final
Australia's all-conquering rugby sevens women have crowned themselves "queens of the desert" after winning the Dubai Sevens for th…
03 Dec 2022, 13:04
Bulls statement: 'Grave' concern for Sbu Nkosi
The Bulls have released a statement relaying their 'grave concern' for missing Springbok winger Sbu Nkosi.
Ian Cameron
03 Dec 2022, 12:02
Eddie Jones' England fate may already be sealed
Many news sources in the UK are reporting that England head coach Eddie Jones appears to be set to be axed when he faces a formal …
Ian Cameron
03 Dec 2022, 6:55
How O'Gara quit the England race with 'amicable' RFU conversation
Ronan O’Gara has explained his reasons for pulling out of the race in midweek to succeed Eddie Jones as the England boss.
03 Dec 2022, 5:56
Springbok winger reported missing in South Africa
Springbok winger Sbu Nkosi has been reported missing from the Bulls camp - according to South African news outlets.
Ian Cameron
03 Dec 2022, 5:49
Ian Foster grades the All Blacks' season
Foster admitted the England Test exposed an inability to "nail teams when we’ve got the foot on the throat" and that mental toug…
Ned Lester
02 Dec 2022, 21:28
Jake White: 'My gut feeling is he is in trouble'
I remember it as if it were yesterday. I looked around Twickenham, and could hear a cacophony of boos, that went straight through …
Jake White
02 Dec 2022, 8:11
England prospect wants foot race with Prem's fastest players
Ollie Hassell-Collins, the London Irish wing, wants to race off against the Premiership’s fastest wings to determine who is Engl…
Chris Jones
02 Dec 2022, 7:23
Eddie Jones to learn England fate next week
Jones is fighting for his future as head coach after presiding over England’s worst year since 2008.
02 Dec 2022, 5:55
Greg Garner: 'I wouldn't recommend any referee to go there'
Rassie Erasmus and Ronan O’Gara’s mutual target – almost needless to write – is the referee. Not one specific whistle-blow…
Paul Smith
02 Dec 2022, 4:39
Ex-All Black praises forwards but calls out no 'rhythm and unity' in backline
Mexted was more concerned with the first 70 minutes of the Twickenham Test and how it compared to the Ireland series.
Ned Lester
01 Dec 2022, 23:23
Eddie Jones responds to Clive Woodward
The Rugby Football Union is now conducting a review, which will inevitably decide if Jones is to continue until next year's World…
01 Dec 2022, 19:20
Rassie has once again masterfully manipulated the storyline
It lasted only 20 minutes and 34 seconds, but the brief monologue from Rassie Erasmus on Wednesday evening contained multiple plot…
Daniel Gallan
01 Dec 2022, 10:20
Damian Penaud voted Autumn Nations Series player of the season
France winger Damian Penaud has been named the 2022 Autumn Nations Series Player of the Series. The Clermont star beat off New Zea…
Kim Ekin
01 Dec 2022, 9:49
John Cooney's potential Scotland switch fires up a Twitter debate
Ex-Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter has questioned the idea that John Cooney, the out-of-favour Ireland No9, is considering a cha…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec 2022, 8:04
Eddie Jones' media advisor apologises for dig at 'slippery' RFU CEO
RFU CEO Bill Sweeney has reportedly received an apology from Eddie Jones’ media advisor after a serious allegation attacking the…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec 2022, 6:10
'Brutal' Chris Ashton reason for ending England career under Jones
A former England international has revealed that Chris Ashton didn’t want to play for the national team under Eddie Jones after …
Liam Heagney
01 Dec 2022, 4:09
Nigel Owens explains why referee was wrong to award Etzebeth try
Retired referee Nigel Owens has explained why Angus Gardner was wrong to award the Eben Etzebeth try to the Springboks last Saturd…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec 2022, 3:52
How Dan Sheehan became one of the world's best hookers
Overlooked at age-grade level, Dan Sheehan has had intense competition for the Leinster and Ireland shirt but is seen as a rising …
Garry Doyle
01 Dec 2022, 3:38
'We are making it a bit boring': Former Bok coach's gripe with current approach
Former Springboks head coach Peter de Villiers has offered his thoughts on who should play No 10 for South Africa heading into the…
Sam Smith
01 Dec 2022, 0:33
'It's tracking okay': Wallabies 'not far off' after thrilling tour
While the Wallabies didn’t win as many Test matches as they would’ve liked or deserved to throughout their thrilling spring to…
Finn Morton
30 Nov 2022, 21:28
Why a Wallabies great thinks the All Blacks are RWC 'favourites'
Australian rugby great Tim Horan believes the All Blacks are “still the favourites to win” next year’s World Cup in France, …
Finn Morton
30 Nov 2022, 19:16
'That is not the game': Ex-Bok coach de Villiers calls out Erasmus' one-sided approach
Former Springboks head coach Peter de Villiers has shared his views on the Rassie Erasmus saga which he believes has taken the gam…
Sam Smith
30 Nov 2022, 17:59
'I don't think there's any reason to change any coach this close to a World Cup'
While a few coaches appear to be under genuine pressure following the Autumn Nations Series, former Wallaby Morgan Turinui has sha…
Finn Morton
30 Nov 2022, 17:34
George Ford reveals blueprint to get the best from Manu Tuilagi
George Ford believes deception is the key to unlocking the full potential of Manu Tuilagi when the former England and Leicester te…
30 Nov 2022, 15:47
Rassie Erasmus films 20-minute video explaining social media use
Controversial Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has filmed a 20-minute video explaining his use of social media. The South African di…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov 2022, 15:03
Watch: Welsh pundits claim 'faceless' WRU isn't fit for purpose
A hard-hitting TV conversation featuring an ex-Wales international and a former Celtic League title-winning coach has claimed that…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov 2022, 12:05
Springboks sub Thomas du Toit banned for his 'reckless' red card
Springboks sub Thomas du Toit has been banned following his red-carded collision with England’s Luke Cowan-Dickie last Saturday.…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov 2022, 10:24
Antoine Dupont has beaten appeal odds and got his ban reduced
France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has beaten the disciplinary hearing odds after appealing the four-match ban he received for his A…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov 2022, 9:58
Ronan O'Gara will not be replacing Eddie Jones as England coach
Ronan O’Gara has been ruled out of the race to succeed Eddie Jones as England coach as he is poised to sign a lengthy contract e…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov 2022, 7:44
Bristol confirm true extent of the Kyle Sinckler England injury
England prop Kyle Sinckler is not expected to play again before Christmas after suffering an injury during the Autumn Nations Seri…
30 Nov 2022, 7:00
World Rugby reveal major shake-up of Sevens format
World Rugby have revealed a major shake-up of the Rugby Sevens World Series format which is set to be introduced at the end of 202…
Ian Cameron
30 Nov 2022, 7:00
'Horrible, vicious person' query has shown Erasmus in a good light
Former Springboks skipper Bobby Skinstad has backed the trenchant way Rassie Erasmus defended South Africa during their recent Aut…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov 2022, 5:45
A World Cup final referee has slammed 'dangerous' social media use
Test rugby referee Joy Neville has attacked people who use social media as a weapon to have a go at match officials.
Liam Heagney
30 Nov 2022, 5:17
The stat that shows World Rugby tackle school is actually working
A World Rugby review has highlighted that its tackle school initiative for suspended players is working. There had been criticism …
Liam Heagney
30 Nov 2022, 5:01
Lawrence Dallaglio demands an apology from England
Ex-England skipper Lawerence Dallaglio has lashed last Saturday’s loss to the Springboks, demanding that the players should apol…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov 2022, 4:32
'If I had my time again, I would have picked him': Hansen's 2019 World Cup selection regret
Sir Steve Hansen has revealed his World Cup selection regret from the All Blacks failed bid in Japan for three consecutive World C…
Sam Smith
29 Nov 2022, 21:58
'It's funny': Springboks captain dismisses All Blacks criticism
While the All Blacks are always under some degree of pressure and scrutiny, Springboks captain Siya Kolisi believes “it’s funn…
Finn Morton
29 Nov 2022, 21:17
'Why not ask more of a kid who has a ceiling that I think is almost infinite'
Rising star Mark Nawaqanitawase has only played three Test matches in Wallaby gold, but the talented winger is already being toute…
Finn Morton
29 Nov 2022, 20:12
How speeding rugby up could expose players' ability to 'think for themselves'
World Rugby's proposed law changes could expose captains' decision making abilities and reduce coach's influence during matches.
Ned Lester
29 Nov 2022, 19:28
'It's the hope that kills you': The 'great lesson' the Wallabies needed to learn
Former Australian centre Morgan Turinui has praised the Wallabies for doing the “jersey proud” against Wales, as they overcame…
Finn Morton
29 Nov 2022, 18:03
Scotland centre hoping to come full circle after making 2015 World Cup squad
Mark Bennett is braced for a fight to secure himself a spot in the Scotland squad for the World Cup next autumn.
29 Nov 2022, 14:28
Handre Pollard: It's too late to sack England boss Eddie Jones
Jones’ position is in doubt following a disastrous autumn that produced only one win in four Tests, completing England’s worst…
29 Nov 2022, 14:13
The All Blacks best XV is still up in the air as World Cup year looms
It would be a stretch to confidently say we have an outstanding or clearly defined All Blacks first XV in our midst.
Hamish Bidwell
29 Nov 2022, 14:05
'This relationship has maybe run its course at this point'
Jones is the subject of a review led by RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney that will decide if he still has a future at Twickenham.
29 Nov 2022, 9:35
Scotty Stevenson: 'Access to players has been weaponized'
Stevenson delivered an impassioned protest to the commercialisation of rugby in New Zealand and all of its seeping implications.
Ned Lester
28 Nov 2022, 22:32
Springbok Du Toit awaits fate as disciplinary hearing set
The date has been set for South African prop Thomas du Toit's disciplinary hearing following his red card against England for a hi…
Sam Smith
28 Nov 2022, 22:04
How the All Blacks changed their attacking game after losing to Argentina
The All Blacks took their attacking kicking game to greater heights in 2022 once Joe Schmidt joined the coaching group.
Ben Smith
28 Nov 2022, 20:24
How the Wallabies can 'upset a few people' at next year's RWC
Australian rugby great Phil Waugh believes the Wallabies can “upset a few people” at next year’s World Cup in France, despit…
Finn Morton
28 Nov 2022, 17:56
'We can genuinely win the Rugby World Cup': Wallabies fans reflect on 2022
Not everything went the Wallabies’ way in 2022, but it hasn’t stopped Australian rugby fans from daring to dream almost nine m…
Finn Morton
28 Nov 2022, 16:18
McKenzie reveals 'ultimate goal' as he looks to make Test rugby return
World Cup hopeful Damian McKenzie has revealed his “ultimate goal” for next year, as the playmaker looks to make his return to…
Finn Morton
28 Nov 2022, 13:58
Scottish rugby player receives three year ban
A Scottish Rugby Union player has been banned from all sport for a period of three years following a first Anti-Doping Rule Violat…
Ian Cameron
28 Nov 2022, 12:31
Six Nations CEO Ben Morel to step down
Six Nations Rugby have this afternoon confirmed that their Chief Executive Officer, Ben Morel, has decided to step down at the end…
Ian Cameron
28 Nov 2022, 9:24
Ditch the stereotype: This Springboks team can play
On Saturday, shortly after his team had trampled over England, Jacques Nienaber attended a press conference with a satisfied look …
Daniel Gallan
28 Nov 2022, 7:04
The ruck incident which kicked off Etzebeth and Itoje skirmish
Slow motion pictures from South Africa's mauling of England during their Autumn Nations Series clash on the weekend appear to capt…
Ian Cameron
28 Nov 2022, 5:32
Willemse's brilliance can't save the Boks from the boring tag
The Springboks simply do not want the ball and that's okay. They are a defensive-minded team and play a pressure game based on ham…
Ben Smith
28 Nov 2022, 1:18
Fans react after 'stand out player' misses out on Player of the Series nomination
The three nominees for the Autumn Nations Series’ Player of the Series have been announced, but the omission of the “stand out…
Finn Morton
27 Nov 2022, 22:20
'Some will be left out': Former All Black predicts major omissions from RWC squad
Former Test flyhalf Stephen Donald has revealed who he believes will make the All Blacks’ World Cup squad, with some world class…
Finn Morton
27 Nov 2022, 18:55
'Too tough to ignore': ABs hero expects two bolters in RWC squad
All Blacks great Steven Donald believes two bolters will be named in next year’s Rugby World Cup squad, including an in-form out…
Finn Morton
27 Nov 2022, 16:57
'Soul-destroying': Former England player takes to social media to blast current team
England slumped to a 27-13 loss to South Africa at Twickenham to end their Autumn campaign which Greenwood called the most 'soul-d…
Sam Smith
27 Nov 2022, 15:05
WRU statement: Union breaks silence on Wales' dire Autumn
The WRU have broken their silence on Wales' horror-show Autumn Nation Series, where Wayne Pivac's team managed just one win from f…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov 2022, 14:28
'I'm sure the fans have doubts and feel that I don't know how to coach'
The Rugby Football Union is to investigate a dismal campaign.
27 Nov 2022, 14:12
RFU issue statement after dismal England Autumn campaign
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have issued a statement this Sunday following a dire Autumn Nations Series campaign in which Englan…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov 2022, 7:52
Four England takeaways, including case for a Smith/Farrell break up
Saturday was grim for England as the curtain fell on the Autumn Nations Series with a damaging thud, the comprehensive defeat to t…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov 2022, 6:27
How the 27 England players capped in the 2022 Autumn Nations rated
England player ratings - Autumn Nations Series: Leaving Twickenham on Saturday night, the dominant takeaway was that Eddie Jones i…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov 2022, 6:00
Warren Gatland front-runner to replace Wayne Pivac - reports
Former British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is being considered to return as Wales head coach to replace Wayne Pivac fo…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov 2022, 5:53
'I have stopped believing what comes out of Eddie Jones' mouth'
Sir Clive Woodward insists Saturday’s dire 27-13 defeat by South Africa at Twickenham has completed the “worst week in English…
27 Nov 2022, 5:09
The 'great call' that convinced Kolisi 14-man Springboks would win
Thrilled Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi has saluted the ability of his team to suck up the anxiety of their latest red card and no…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov 2022, 4:20
Springboks' 'most enjoyable' tour verdict is warning to the world
Watch out world was the reading between the lines takeaway after Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber described the past four we…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov 2022, 3:53
Nienaber's 10-word answer when quizzed post-game on Erasmus
Rassie Erasmus was banned from attending Saturday’s match at Twickenham but the Springboks director of rugby still cast a shadow…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov 2022, 3:40
Wallabies new winger could be World Cup bolter after starring against Wales
Mark Nawaqanitawase has emerged as an unlikely World Cup go-to man following an inspired spring tour of Europe.
27 Nov 2022, 1:42
'Was the TMO in the toilet?': Legality of Eben Etzebeth's try under question
Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth scored a crucial try for South Africa against England but the legality of his actions have come under…
Sam Smith
27 Nov 2022, 0:00
'Wallabies love giving us all heart attacks': Fans react to Australia's incredible win
The Wallabies’ stunning victory over Wales on Sunday morning (AEDT) may go down in history as one of the greatest rugby comeback…
Finn Morton
26 Nov 2022, 21:55
'Our supporters have been put through the ringer': Why Wallabies' tour was a success
Dave Rennie has hailed the Wallabies' rollercoaster spring tour a success after watching his brave, makeshift outfit complete an e…
26 Nov 2022, 21:24
Dupont appealing ban that was longer than Du Toit's sentence
France scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has appealed his ban for an aerial challenge on Springboks fullback Cheslin Kolbe.
Sam Smith
26 Nov 2022, 20:31
'Don't lose faith in us': Why Wallabies 'had a lot of belief' vs Wales
Australian try-scoring hero Mark Nawaqanitawase has praised the Wallabies’ “character and courage” after their incredible co…
Finn Morton
26 Nov 2022, 20:09
'Worst since 2015': England compared to Lancaster era after 'being battered' by Boks
After a disastrous Six Nations in 2021 and a third-place finish in 2022, questions over Jones' rebuild of his 2019 World Cup final…
Sam Smith
26 Nov 2022, 18:21
Wallabies player ratings vs Wales | Autumn Nations Series
The Wallabies had a point to prove against Wales on Sunday morning (AEDT), as they looked to avoid a four-match losing streak to e…
Finn Morton
26 Nov 2022, 18:11
'I don't think Ireland poses any threat to us, neither does France': Bok legend dismisses RWC threats
Former Springbok legend Schalk Burger is confident that South Africa can defend their Rugby World Cup crown after what he has seen…
Ben Smith
26 Nov 2022, 17:00
Jones' bizarre 'right direction' and 'not far away' England claim
Eddie Jones has remarkably claimed that his England team are not far away even though Saturday evening’s 13-27 hammering brought…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov 2022, 16:36
The inspirational Wallabies halftime talk that ignited fightback win
The makeshift Wallabies have ended their spring tour on an incredible high with an epic 39-34 comeback win over the Wales in Cardi…
26 Nov 2022, 16:15
Claims Kurt-Lee Arendse's try was illegal on two counts
A significant amount of England fans are complaining that Kurt-Lee Arendse's remarkable 33rd-minute try at Twickenham was illegal …
Kim Ekin
26 Nov 2022, 15:42
'They've got to get rid of one of those two': Ex-Springbok Schalk Burger on England's problems
Former Springbok flanker Schalk Burger has questioned England's selections in the wake of South Africa's 27-13 win at Twickenham.…
Ben Smith
26 Nov 2022, 15:06
Springboks player ratings vs England | Autumn Nation Series
Jacques Nienaber and his captain Siya Kolisi spent all week answering questions about social media conduct...
Daniel Gallan
26 Nov 2022, 14:53
England player ratings vs South Africa | Autumn Nations Series
England player ratings live from Twickenham: A deja vu scenario, but with quite a damaging outcome for England on this occasion.
Liam Heagney
26 Nov 2022, 14:50
England booed off the field after coming distant second to South Africa
England collapsed to their first defeat by South Africa at Twickenham for eight years as an autumn of crushing disappointment conc…
26 Nov 2022, 14:50
Wayne Pivac won't voluntarily step down despite atrocious year for Wales
Wales conceded 26 unanswered points during the final 22 minutes to the injury-hit Wallabies.
26 Nov 2022, 14:38
Watch: Arendse rinses Smith to conjure flashbacks of 2019 RWC Final
Springboks winger Kurt-Lee Arendse evoked memories of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final with a bamboozling try in Twickenham this eve…
Kim Ekin
26 Nov 2022, 13:53
Pivac's Wales future in severe doubt after stunning Australia comeback
Wales were cruising to victory with a 34-13 lead after 58 minutes.
26 Nov 2022, 13:00
Doddie Weir passes away from MND aged 52
Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions second-row Doddie Weir has passed away at the age of 52 from complications due to Motor …
Ian Cameron
26 Nov 2022, 12:17
Wales player ratings vs Australia | Autumn Nations Series
Wales player ratings: It’s a difficult time to back Wales. Their brilliant win over Argentina feels like a lifetime ago because.…
Will Owen
26 Nov 2022, 11:56
RFU bin half-time Barnes salute due to recent Springboks fallout
The recent Springboks' criticism of record-breaking referee Wayne Barnes had an unfortunate sequel at Twickenham on Saturday.
Liam Heagney
26 Nov 2022, 11:43
Late injury blow for Wales as Principality Stadium roof left partially open
The Principality Stadium roof has been left partially open in Cardiff for today's Autumn Nations Series game between Wales and Aus…
26 Nov 2022, 10:05
Rugby player who was banned for 6 years makes dramatic career u-turn
Fijian rugby player Keresi Maya had dreams of a glittering career in the sport until a moment of on-field madness in 2020 derailed…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov 2022, 8:05
Erasmus tweets seven-word reaction to his meeting with World Rugby
Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has broken his recent social media silence to tweet his reaction to his clear-the-air meeting on Th…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov 2022, 8:03
SA Rugby statement: Discussions with World Rugby
SA Rugby have said that they have held constructive discussions with World Rugby following the banning of Springboks director of r…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov 2022, 6:21
Woodward takes pop at former Ireland player in latest rant on Jones
World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has returned to a favourite theme of his in his latest broadside on Eddie Jones - the i…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov 2022, 6:01
The recurring theme of the Eddie Jones' era - Andy Goode
Last week’s England performance typified the second half of the Eddie Jones era and so does the situation they find themselves i…
Andy Goode
26 Nov 2022, 4:47
How the 'disillusioned' Mike Brown fell back in love with rugby
Ex-England full-back Mike Brown has taken to Linkedin to reveal the rejuvenating effect that his recent week of rugby with the Bar…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov 2022, 4:14
'He should never captain the All Blacks again': NZ leadership guilty in numerous late collapses
The All Blacks' leadership has been called into question following a year riddled with down periods that allowed opponents back in…
Sam Smith
26 Nov 2022, 1:06
Lima Sopoaga delivers selection criticism for 'head scratching' All Blacks performances
Sopoaga also had a word of warning for the Kiwi side ahead of the World Cup being held in his new home of France.
Ned Lester
25 Nov 2022, 20:08
'I don't think it matters': World Cup edge not relevant for Wallabies
The injury-hit Wallabies' captain James Slipper is looking for the positives "The bus seems a little bit empty, but everyone survi…
25 Nov 2022, 16:56
George North: Welsh response to Georgia loss 'brilliant' ahead of 'must win' Wallabies Test
A fourth successive victory over the Wallabies would not erase memories of the Georgia debacle, but it should at least lift spirit…
25 Nov 2022, 16:10
After ducking the question Kolisi finally addresses Rassiegate
With a big clash at Twickenham looming, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was again asked for his opinion on the whole Rassie Erasmus …
25 Nov 2022, 11:20
Four ex-England players and exiled Welsh star named in Barbarians team
Four former England players and a host of other international players have been named in the Barbarians team that will take on Nor…
Ian Cameron
25 Nov 2022, 10:14
How 'quite stressed and nervous' advice paid off for van der Flier
Last Sunday’s announcement of Josh van der Flier as the 2022 World Rugby player of the year provided his club Leinster with the …
Liam Heagney
25 Nov 2022, 9:18
Neil de Kock: Springboks only one percent off being the team to beat
Nevertheless, the Springboks have selected a strong side. In the backline, while the Boks have backed Damian Willemse at No.10, it…
Neil de Kock
25 Nov 2022, 6:13
5 major England-Springboks talking points, including Maro vs Eben
England complete their autumn schedule when the Springboks visit Twickenham in Saturday’s rematch of the 2019 World Cup final.
25 Nov 2022, 5:47
5 talking points as Wales host Wallabies with Pivac's job in doubt
Wales end their Autumn Nations Series campaign when they tackle the Wallabies in Cardiff on Saturday with Wayne Pivac and his play…
25 Nov 2022, 5:27
What Ronan O'Gara feels about pecking order to succeed Eddie Jones
Ronan O’Gara has admitted he has spoken to a few people about the possibility of succeeding Eddie Jones as England coach.
Liam Heagney
25 Nov 2022, 4:55
'The idea of being part of a World Cup is a dream of mine'
Jamie Hodgson insists he is not allowing thoughts of potential World Cup involvement to distract him from performing consistently.…
25 Nov 2022, 4:24
Watch: A 17-year-old Manu Tuilagi scoring his first Twickenham try
The official England Rugby Twitter account has whetted the appetite for this Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series finale by posting …
Liam Heagney
25 Nov 2022, 4:10
England and South Africa look to address the same weakness in Twickenham showdown
The Springboks have had the upper hand on England for large chunks of their last two contests at Twickenham, but lost both by one …
25 Nov 2022, 0:46
All Blacks player ratings: High highs and low lows for centres and outside backs
The All Blacks' midfielders and outside backs mixed moments of the sublime with an equal number of moments of despair in 2022.
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov 2022, 22:59
Dave Rennie reveals Taniela Tupou's World Cup odds as Achilles rupture confirmed
Tupou suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon against Ireland on Sunday, with four other Wallabies also injured in the 13-10 loss in …
24 Nov 2022, 20:35
Wallabies' 'unprecedented' run of injuries to be investigated
Rennie has fielded 50 players in the Wallabies' 14-test 2022 calendar, a number only equalled by last year's campaign.
Ned Lester
24 Nov 2022, 17:58
Number of offshore Wallabies for World Cup to be settled in coming months
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed that the number of foreign-based players who are able to be selected in next year's Worl…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov 2022, 17:50
Dave Rennie admits Wallabies' first-choice fullback still a mystery
Tom Wright will become the fourth player to wear the Wallabies No 15 jersey on their 2022 end-of-year tour when he runs out agains…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov 2022, 16:50
'He wants to start': Dave Rennie on Noah Lolesio's surprise No 10 omission
Noah Lolesio was largely expected to wear the No 10 jersey for the Wallabies this weekend but in a surprise move, Ben Donaldson ha…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov 2022, 16:20
Jacques Nienaber needs a hug
After the base requirements of physiological and safety concerns, the need for love and a sense of belonging are most important to…
Daniel Gallan
24 Nov 2022, 14:57
Premiership club signs Pumas forward who helped to beat England
Rookie Argentina international Ignacio Ruiz has been unveiled as a new London Irish signing less than three weeks after he came of…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov 2022, 11:04
Wayne Pivac once again quizzed on Wales future
Wales face a crucial finale to their Autumn Nations Series schedule.
24 Nov 2022, 10:59
Nigel Owens: Why Barrett yellow didn't lead to England penalty try
Nigel Owens has reviewed the yellow card brandished last Saturday at Twickenham to All Blacks full-back Beauden Barrett and explai…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov 2022, 9:13
'Asleep on the job' - English rugby chiefs torn to shreds by MPs
English rugby chiefs have been accused by MPs of overseeing “a failure on an epic scale” following the demise of Wasps and Wor…
Chris Jones
24 Nov 2022, 8:39
Eddie Jones takes a 'might come in a laundry box' swipe at Erasmus
England head coach Eddie Jones has insisted that referees must be treated with respect as he once again prepares to face a South A…
24 Nov 2022, 8:30
Rookie named in midfield as Pivac's Wales make six team changes
Wayne Pivac has named a Wales team to take on the Wallabies that has six changes - including a midfield Test debut for Joe Hawkins…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov 2022, 7:36
Jake White: 'England are favourites for the World Cup. I'll tell you why'
The World Cup winning coach says Eddie Jones has every advantage to go to France and lift the prized trophy
Jake White
24 Nov 2022, 7:17
Seven changes to Wallabies team, including a first Donaldson start
Wallabies boss Dave Rennie has unveiled a starting XV to play Wales this Saturday with seven alterations from the team that was be…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov 2022, 6:45
Four changes in latest England team, including two in front row
England boss Eddie Jones has named a team to face the Springboks this Saturday in London that has four changes from the starting X…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov 2022, 6:21
How Willie le Roux is unlocking Swiss army knife Springboks backline
New Zealand pundits are claiming Willie le Roux has come into his own thanks to the latest evolution of the Springboks game plan e…
Ned Lester
23 Nov 2022, 21:31
Len Ikitau defends Dave Rennie ahead of Wallabies' last dance
Wallabies centre Len Ikitau insists coach Dave Rennie is not to blame for the team's lean spring tour, saying the players must tak…
23 Nov 2022, 20:38
'We need wins': What's 'driving' the Wallabies before Wales clash
The Wallabies have shown plenty of promise and potential this year, but an inability to close out some tight Test matches this mon…
Finn Morton
23 Nov 2022, 18:21
All Blacks implosion: What really happened at Twickenham
The All Blacks simply didn't adjust to the changes that were happening on the field.
Nick Bishop
23 Nov 2022, 17:53
Frank Bunce: All Blacks midfield on song but time for change in outside backs
Bunce's area of expertise - the midfield - has been chopped and changed throughout Ian Foster's tenure as head coach of the All Bl…
Ned Lester
23 Nov 2022, 17:53
'See them not making the quarters': Early RWC exit predicted for Wallabies
The Wallabies have proved to the rugby world that they’re capable of challenging the best, but winning is ultimately all that ma…
Finn Morton
23 Nov 2022, 16:30
All Blacks player ratings: Halves lacking influence in a year of stagnation
The All Blacks halfbacks and first fives failed to impress in 2022.
Tom Vinicombe
23 Nov 2022, 16:04
Jamie George calls out play that was 'not the England standard'
Jamie George believes a confrontation with South Africa offers the perfect opportunity for the England pack to rediscover their ed…
23 Nov 2022, 14:16
The 'haven't adjusted' All Blacks aspect that has Marshall worried
Justin Marshall has given his verdict on how the All Blacks finished out their season under Ian Foster, suggesting they still have…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov 2022, 11:53
Kremer banned for 'recklessly making forceful, direct contact'
Argentina back-rower Marcos Kremer has been banned following his red card during last Saturday’s defeat away to Scotland.
Liam Heagney
23 Nov 2022, 8:53
Wallabies tweet: Hooper to head home Thursday, misses Wales game
Former Australia captain Michael Hooper has been ruled out of the Wallabies’ Autumn Nations Series clash against Wales on Saturd…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov 2022, 8:14
'They're f**ked, basically': Ex-England player slams Pivac's Wales
Former England out-half Andy Goode has stuck the boot in on Wales after their latest horror show under Wayne Pivac, losing last Sa…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov 2022, 6:20
The 'quite honest' warning the Springboks have issued to the world
It doesn’t look polished on paper for Jacques Nienaber, his Springboks only winning seven of their twelve matches this calendar …
Liam Heagney
23 Nov 2022, 5:03
Springboks explain keeping Willemse at No10, not promoting Libbok
Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber has explained why he ignored the temptation to give rookie Manie Libbok his first Test career st…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov 2022, 4:24
'They panicked': Why England should've risked it for the win vs ABs
Former Blues captain James Parsons believes England “panicked” against the All Blacks last weekend, as they decided to settle …
Finn Morton
22 Nov 2022, 21:21
Opportunity beckons for fringe Wallabies as campaign draws to an end
The disappointment of three tight losses is driving the decimated Wallabies to finish their marathon spring tour on a high as they…
22 Nov 2022, 20:13
The big picture risk totally lost on the Springboks' honchos
During this unproductive spiral of nitpicking which happens seemingly after every loss, the Springboks' current top brass have fai…
Ben Smith
22 Nov 2022, 19:39
Rennie can't turn rocks into diamonds but not all hope's lost for Wallabies
Dave Rennie is a smart operator, but he's no miracle worker.
Tom Vinicombe
22 Nov 2022, 19:17
'Like to see what the criteria is': The 'interesting' omission from WR's dream team
When World Rugby announced the four nominees for Men’s 15s Player of the Year, there was one glaring omission which shocked the …
Finn Morton
22 Nov 2022, 18:40
All Blacks player ratings: Savea the stand-out in a so-so year for locks and loosies
How did the All Blacks locks and loose forwards rate throughout an up-and-down season?
Tom Vinicombe
22 Nov 2022, 17:11
Why Scott Robertson is 'exactly' the coach England 'need' to succeed Jones
Former international fullback Mike Brown believes Scott Robertson is “exactly the person” England “need” to succeed head c…
Finn Morton
22 Nov 2022, 16:41
'We'll probably get worse decisions': Another Bok captain calls for action by SARU over Erasmus' saga
Former Springbok legend Victor Matfield has become the latest figure from South Africa to call on action from SARU to deal with Ra…
Sam Smith
22 Nov 2022, 15:30
Scotland glad they are playing England next after November effort
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is already relishing the Six Nations opener away to England. The Scots rounded off their autum…
22 Nov 2022, 15:14
All Blacks' season defined long before their shambolic draw to England
I read and heard for weeks that playing England at Twickenham would define the All Blacks’ season. Nonsense.
Hamish Bidwell
22 Nov 2022, 15:06
The England message about 'preserving the brand of the Springboks'
Matt Proudfoot has explained that England satisfied with the established channels for clarifying officiating decisions as they pre…
22 Nov 2022, 14:57
Rylands Garth statement: Latest step in brain injury legal case
Rylands Garth, the sports law firm representing more than 225 players suffering from neurological impairments caused by brain inju…
22 Nov 2022, 13:10
Argentina back follows Matera in joining an NZ Super Rugby team
Martin Bogado has followed the precedent set by Pablo Matera and become the second Argentina player to sign for a New Zealand-base…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov 2022, 12:36
Jack Willis cut loose by England as Jones reduces his squad to 26
Free agent Jack Willis was the highest-profile casualty on Tuesday evening when Eddie Jones cut his England squad to 26 ahead of S…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov 2022, 11:48
Revealed: The Welsh camp's mood since 'one of the darkest days'
Neil Jenkins has claimed there is no hiding place for Wales in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series finale against Australia. The We…
22 Nov 2022, 10:45
Bath open up on the Joe Cokanasiga England injury mystery
Bath boss Johann van Graan has explained why Joe Cokanasiga was able to play for his club last Sunday versus the Barbarians just d…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov 2022, 10:24
An ex-All Blacks fly-half has rated the 'bossing it' Marcus Smith
Harlequins attack coach Nick Evans has claimed that last Saturday’s remarkable England draw with New Zealand can be the launchin…
Chris Jones
22 Nov 2022, 9:46
The Springboks verdict on regulation nine and the threat of England
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has spoken about the impact that World Rugby regulation nine on this week’s team selection and …
Liam Heagney
22 Nov 2022, 9:15
'Quite sad': Jacques Nienaber breaks silence on Rassie Erasmus ban
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has broken his silence on the latest match day ban preventing South African director of rug…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov 2022, 7:58
Springboks change four for England and also add a third sub back
Jacques Nienaber has named a Springboks team to play England this Saturday that shows four changes from the XV that defeated Italy…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov 2022, 6:55
John Smit takes swipe at Erasmus; Gilpin explains latest Rassie ban
Former Springboks skipper John Smit believes Rassie Erasmus and his frequent criticism of referees is the reason why South Africa …
Liam Heagney
22 Nov 2022, 6:23
'Give them every chance': Can the ABs win the World Cup?
After a dreadful start to their international season, the All Blacks appeared to a turn a corner against Wales – before a disast…
Finn Morton
22 Nov 2022, 3:18
Mark Telea made himself undroppable for England Test - and what about 2023?
Few would have expected at the beginning of the season that Mark Telea would be the man entrusted with the No 14 jersey for the fi…
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov 2022, 21:04
All Blacks player ratings: Which front-rowers proved stars in the making in 2022?
How did the All Blacks front-rowers rate throughout an up-and-down season?
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov 2022, 19:41
Why the All Blacks aren't 'where we need to be'
International rugby is more competitive now than it ever has been before, but the expectation of the All Blacks remains the same: …
Finn Morton
21 Nov 2022, 18:16
'Marcus Smith would be in his element': Mike Brown 'convinced' on Eddie Jones' successor
"He would come in and be a bit of a positive disruptor," Brown said, going on to claim "he would be the perfect successor to Eddie…
Ned Lester
21 Nov 2022, 18:07
World Cup legends inspire Josh van der Flier after taking top prize
Newly-crowned men’s world player of the year Josh Van Der Flier says inspirational chats with previous winners Bryan Habana and …
21 Nov 2022, 9:38
Eddie Jones names unchanged squad for South Africa
Eddie Jones has named the same 36-man squad to prepare for South Africa this Saturday to the one that trained last week ahead of t…
Josh Raisey
21 Nov 2022, 7:39
Manie Libbok gives Boks reason to dream
Something strange took place in Genoa on Saturday. It started just before 15:00 local time and lasted around 34 minutes.
Daniel Gallan
21 Nov 2022, 7:22
Eddie Jones linked with huge eight-year deal after England job
England head coach Eddie Jones is close to signing an eight-year deal with the United States after his contract with England expir…
Josh Raisey
21 Nov 2022, 5:23
'If you're standing still, you're going backwards'
Head coach Andy Farrell warned Ireland’s players “if you’re standing still, you’re going backwards” as he urged them to …
21 Nov 2022, 4:15
Watch Portugal vs USA highlights | RWC2023 Final Qualification Tournament
Catch up on all the highlights from the final game of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Final Qualification Tournament between USA and Port…
Sam Smith
20 Nov 2022, 22:38
'With the greatest respect to Sam Cane': NZ great weighs in on No. 7 debate
All Blacks great Ian Jones has questioned whether Sam Cane will be “good enough” to wear the coveted No. 7 jersey during key m…
Finn Morton
20 Nov 2022, 22:05
'We're gutted for him': All Blacks star facing up to nine months on the sidelines
TJ Perenara is in a race to be fit for next year’s Rugby World Cup after he ruptured his Achilles in the dying stages of the All…
Finn Morton
20 Nov 2022, 21:04
'Does Ardie Savea not exist?': Fans react to World Rugby's dream team
World Rugby have announced the Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year, but the absence of two international superstars has left fans o…
Finn Morton
20 Nov 2022, 19:50
Wallabies counting injury toll as six players sent home after loss to Ireland
Taniela Tupou is returning to Australia for further scans on his suspected ruptured Achilles tendon, among six Wallabies players d…
20 Nov 2022, 18:14
Ireland star crowned the world's best male rugby player
Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier was crowned the world’s best male rugby player at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco on Sunday.
Finn Morton
20 Nov 2022, 17:46
Ireland dominate with four selections while France secure just two in World XV
Ireland have dominated World Rugby's men's dream team of the year with four selections in the XV, the most of any country.
Ben Smith
20 Nov 2022, 17:16
England and Chile scoop up best try of the year awards
England and Chile have been awarded the try of the year titles by World Rugby at the annual awards dinner in Monaco.
Ben Smith
20 Nov 2022, 16:25
Black Ferns star and Italian fullback named Breakthrough Players of the Year
Black Ferns star Ruby Tui and Italian fullback Ange Capuozzo have been named World Rugby's Breakthrough Players of the Year.
Ben Smith
20 Nov 2022, 16:01
England hint at Maro Itoje positional switch versus the Springboks
Maro Itoje has insisted that the climax to the autumn against South Africa can not come soon enough as England have reacted to the…
20 Nov 2022, 13:14
Kyran Bracken wades into the Nic White HIA 'at its worst' row
Former England scrum-half Kyran Bracken has added to the chorus of criticism that erupted over Nic White being allowed to play on …
Liam Heagney
20 Nov 2022, 12:44
'He's just electric to watch, I love playing with him'
Jamie Ritchie paid tribute to electric Darcy Graham after his Edinburgh teammate scored a stunning hat-trick in an emphatic 52-29 …
20 Nov 2022, 11:40
Springboks add six as Koch and co return to French, English clubs
Jacques Nienaber has confirmed that six players have been called up to his South Africa squad ahead as next Saturday's clash with …
Liam Heagney
20 Nov 2022, 11:16
Penaud on song as France extend their winning streak to 13 matches
Damian Penaud scored two tries for France as they beat Japan 35-17 at the Municipal Stadium in Toulouse to extend their unbeaten r…
20 Nov 2022, 10:18
'He is a good kid, he is hungry to learn, he is hugely ambitious'
Stand-in Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony says it is refreshing to see “hugely ambitious” Jack Crowley’s fearless approach t…
20 Nov 2022, 7:58
Four England takeaways: From brazen Eddie to 'missing' fans riddle
Saturday at Twickenham was bonkers. England looked set for a demoralising, depressing margin of defeat against a better, more alig…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov 2022, 7:39
Taulupe Faletau sends warning to Australia after Wales' historic loss
Taulupe Faletau has delivered a rallying cry to beleaguered Wales after their Georgia humiliation left Wayne Pivac’s coaching re…
20 Nov 2022, 7:14
Andy Farrell assesses 'dogfight' in Johnny Sexton absence
Andy Farrell admits Ireland have “a lot to do” ahead of next year’s World Cup after ending a stellar 2022 with an unconvinci…
20 Nov 2022, 6:32
Eddie Jones takes tongue-in-cheek swipe at Will Stuart's finishing
England boss Eddie Jones has quipped that he will conduct a special training session on Monday for Will Stuart after the unorthodo…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov 2022, 6:05
'It's definitely the highlight of my Ireland career, that's for sure'
Ross Byrne says his dramatic match-winning penalty against Australia is the highlight of his Ireland career after he capped “one…
20 Nov 2022, 5:45
Owen Farrell reveals the 100th cap moment that was 'a bit awkward'
Inspiring England captain Owen Farrell has revealed the one moment about his milestone 100th Test cap that felt awkward this weeke…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov 2022, 4:29
Jones' expectation from the 'don't like getting beaten' Springboks
Eddie Jones has outlined precisely what he expects his England team to be confronted by next Saturday in London when the curtain f…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov 2022, 4:03
The new Scotland pecking order at 10 as per Gregor Townsend
Russell starred in Saturday’s victory over Argentina.
20 Nov 2022, 3:35
'I've got a lot of confidence': Slipper believes Wallabies are heading in the right direction
Skipper James Slipper has boldly declared the Wallabies are heading in the right direction despite a third successive spring tour …
19 Nov 2022, 22:47
The 10 minutes of terror that ended the All Blacks' winning streak
10 minutes of terror put a massive damper on what started out as one of the All Blacks' best performances in recent times when the…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov 2022, 22:31
'It's been my life for the last sort of 12 years': Retallick reflects on career after 100th Test
While it wasn’t the result they would’ve wanted against England, the All Blacks still had 100 reasons to celebrate one of the …
Finn Morton
19 Nov 2022, 21:42
More bad news for Australia with five players added to injury ward
The Wallabies' 13-10 loss to Ireland in Dublin could prove costly for the visitors, who are due to take on a hurting Wales side in…
19 Nov 2022, 20:28
'Foster out': All Blacks fans react to draw which 'summed up our season'
The All Blacks’ disappointing draw with England on Sunday morning (NZT) has not gone down well with New Zealand rugby fans on Tw…
Finn Morton
19 Nov 2022, 19:52
Ian Foster 'happy' with All Blacks' last-minute tactic
Ian Foster has made a case for the All Blacks' tactic to kick the ball back to England after their disappointing draw at Twickenha…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov 2022, 19:11
The 'bend us' Ian Foster explanation for late All Blacks collapse
Ian Foster has offered up an explanation for the extraordinary late-game Twickenham collapse that resulted in his All Blacks stunn…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov 2022, 18:19
Last-minute penalty sees Ireland pip Wallabies at the death
Ross Byrne landed a dramatic late penalty as Ireland overcame the loss of captain Johnny Sexton to cap a stellar year with a disjo…
19 Nov 2022, 18:14
A pass mark was never on the cards for the All Blacks
Have the All Blacks actually taken any major steps forwards since their horror start to the year?
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov 2022, 18:06
Ireland player ratings vs Australia | Autumn Nations Series
The second half opened up with Ireland ultimately winning the arm wrestle. The fans won’t mind. By claiming a clean sweep of the…
Daniel Gallan
19 Nov 2022, 17:55
Wallabies player ratings vs Ireland | Autumn Nations Series
The Wallabies can take plenty of positives out of what was another heartbreaking loss on their spring tour, after they were beaten…
Finn Morton
19 Nov 2022, 17:51
Jamie Roberts rips into Pivac after dismal Welsh loss
Jamie Roberts has pointed the finger firmly at Wayne Pivac following their shock 13-12 loss to Georgia in Cardiff.
19 Nov 2022, 16:42
Jones' verdict on Smith kicking the ball dead rather than playing on
Eddie Jones has defended the decision by Marcus Smith to kick the ball dead rather than launch a last-gasp England counterattack t…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov 2022, 16:37
Ireland lose talisman Johnny Sexton moments before Wallabies skirmish
Ireland have been dealt a major blow ahead of their final Test of 2022 with captain Johnny Sexton scratched moments before kick-of…
19 Nov 2022, 15:09
England snatch thrilling draw from gobsmacked New Zealand
England snatched a sensational draw on an evening of high drama at Twickenham after Will Stuart crossed in the dying seconds to ho…
19 Nov 2022, 15:01
England player ratings vs New Zealand | Autumn Nations Series
England player ratings live from Twickenham: Another November Saturday, another intriguing England versus New Zealand collision, o…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov 2022, 15:00
'Tells you everything about England' - Marcus Smith's final play questioned
England flyhalf Marcus Smith's decision to kick the ball out to draw their crunch Autumn Nations game with New Zealand has been qu…
Ian Cameron
19 Nov 2022, 14:50
All Blacks player ratings vs England | Autumn Nations Series
The All Blacks have drawn 25-all with England at Twickenham after letting their foot off the gas late in the piece. Who were the b…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov 2022, 14:39
Scotland run riot to set record against 14-man Argentina
The Pumas had Marcos Kremer red-carded in the first half and then received three yellow cards after the break.
19 Nov 2022, 13:07
Watch: Crowd drown out the haka as England players unmoved
The Twickenham crowd got in behind their England side as their players failed to respond to challenge of the New Zealand haka in t…
Ian Cameron
19 Nov 2022, 12:11
As 'Pivacout' trends Wales boss fields questions on his future
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac straight-batted questions about his future after a humiliating Autumn Nations Series home defeat agai…
19 Nov 2022, 11:50
Scotland player ratings vs Argentina | Autumn Nations Series
Scotland ended their autumn campaign with a comprehensive win over 14-man Argentina at Murrayfield.
Gavin Harper
19 Nov 2022, 11:47
Springboks player ratings vs Italy | Autumn Nations Series
Springboks player ratings: It is six years to the day that Italy beat South Africa in Florence, but there was to be no repeat of t…
Daniel Gallan
19 Nov 2022, 11:02
South Africa storm to victory in Italy with seven second-half tries
Kurt-Lee Arendse scored twice as a dominant second-half performance saw South Africa register their first Autumn Nations series wi…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov 2022, 10:53
Pivac defends players in pitchside hot take as Wales reach lowest ebb
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has defended his players after their shock 13-12 loss to Georgia in the Autumn Nations Series.
Ian Cameron
19 Nov 2022, 10:44
Georgia shock the rugby world with win over Wales in Cardiff
Georgia have upset rugby's world order by defeating Wales in their Autumn Nations Series clash in Cardiff.
19 Nov 2022, 10:02
Wales player ratings vs Georgia | Autumn Nations Series
On the back of a heavy loss to New Zealand and a comfortable victory over Argentina, Wales moved on to Georgia with heads held hig…
Will Owen
19 Nov 2022, 9:30
'Atrocious' - Mbonambi's comment to referee Matthew Carley panned
Comments made by South African hooker Bongi Mbonambi towards English match day referee Matthew Carley has been heavily criticised …
Ian Cameron
19 Nov 2022, 9:21
Watch: Ange Capuozzo splits Boks defence for another screamer
Italian flyer Ange Capuozzo has cut through the Springboks defence for another Autumn Nations Series 5 pointer - this time in Geno…
Ian Cameron
19 Nov 2022, 8:49
SA Rugby won't appeal Rassie Erasmus suspension
SA Rugby won't appeal Springboks director Rassie Erasmus two matches ban that was handed down by World Rugby on Thursday.
Ian Cameron
19 Nov 2022, 6:48
Shaun Edwards lift lids on England approach and a return to Wales
Much sought-after France defence coach Shaun Edwards has revealed he has designs on being a head coach at the international level …
Ian Cameron
19 Nov 2022, 4:52
England's spot on selection and the All Black they'll target - Andy Goode
Selection is the number one job of an international head coach and Eddie Jones has got it spot on this week with a team that has t…
Andy Goode
19 Nov 2022, 4:30
Springboks blank Rassie questions but row isn't going away
Springbok captain Siyamthanda Kolisi did his most eloquent tap-dance to suggest it won’t be a distraction, but the Rassie Erasmu…
19 Nov 2022, 3:37
Zinzan Brooke on his best All Blacks teams vs the current squad: 'I'd fancy our chances'
Brooke was confident his All Blacks teams of '95, '96 and '97 could take Ian Fosters squad, but admitted another era would challen…
Ned Lester
18 Nov 2022, 23:40
'We just couldn't not have him on the park': Another Barrett excelling in a different position
Selection for the final and most highly anticipated game of the All Blacks' 2022 Northern Tour is no mean feat, but as Jason Ryan …
Ned Lester
18 Nov 2022, 21:36
'People walking down the street bring it up': The All Blacks can't escape the 2019 semi-final
All Blacks captain Sam Whitelock has admitted the external talk around his side's 2019 semi-final rematch with England has been im…
Ned Lester
18 Nov 2022, 18:16
Josh Adams: competition in Wales squad 'as strong as it has ever been'
With Adams out, Dragons prospect Rio Dyer took his chance impressively in opening Autumn Nations Series games against New Zealand …
18 Nov 2022, 16:21
Mike Catt: Ireland on track to emulate 'life-changing' World Cup glory
Catt was standing just behind Wilkinson as the ball sailed between the posts. The 51-year-old has many fond memories of playing Au…
18 Nov 2022, 16:02
Slipper: Wallabies 'biggest positive' working in their favour against Ireland
"Performing off the back of a disappointment has probably been our biggest positive but in saying that I'd much prefer a consisten…
18 Nov 2022, 15:53
Portugal through to Rugby World Cup as USA dumped out
Portugal have qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France after drawing with the USA in their crunch match in Dubai with the …
Ian Cameron
18 Nov 2022, 12:46
Tipuric on what rising teammate must do to cement his Wales place
The countries meet at the Principality Stadium just under 11 months before a World Cup encounter in Nantes.
18 Nov 2022, 12:21
Scarlets sign Wales international Sam Wainwright
Scarlets have confirmed that they have signed Wales international prop Sam Wainwright from Saracens for the remainder of the 2022-…
Kim Ekin
18 Nov 2022, 10:23
Richard Cockerill urges England fans to drown out 'sterile' Haka
Cockerill famously confronted All Blacks hooker Norm Hewitt during the Maori war dance in 1997.
18 Nov 2022, 7:44
Nigel Owens on the 'dangerous outcome' red card for Antoine Dupont
Nigel Owens has given his verdict on the red card shown to Antoine Dupont in last weekend’s win for France in the Autumn Nations…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov 2022, 7:27
Watch: Joe Marler converts his 'worldie' try versus the Barbarians
Joe Marler scored what the Barbarians described as a worldie of a try for Harlequins on Thursday, just four days after playing an …
Liam Heagney
18 Nov 2022, 7:08
Dupont-less France limit changes to three for final game with Japan
France boss Fabien Galthie has opted to change just three of his starting XV for this Sunday’s Autumn Nations Series finale with…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov 2022, 6:21
Five England talking points as All Blacks loom
England and New Zealand will meet for the 43rd time on Saturday with the All Blacks odd-on favourites to storm Twickenham.
18 Nov 2022, 4:19
The Nigel Owens review of 'double movement' Sipili Falatea try
Nigel Owens has shared his thoughts on the much-debated Sipili Falatea try that clinched victory for France last Saturday night ov…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov 2022, 3:51
What South Africa 'A' would do differently if they tour again
South Africa ‘A’ head coach Mzwandile Stick says his side would do things differently if they had do-over of their winless tou…
Ian Cameron
18 Nov 2022, 2:56
'Counterproductive and totally inappropriate': World Rugby's Head of Match officials on Erasmus
World Rugby is yet to officially respond to Erasmus' latest outburst, however, Joël Jutge expressed confusion and concern at the …
17 Nov 2022, 23:49
Brodie Retallick poised for uniquely historic outing at Twickenham
"Eleven players have done it and I've probably been around for nine". Retallick's wife and two children will be on hand to celebra…
Ned Lester
17 Nov 2022, 23:23
'A load of bollocks': Justin Marshall on the All Blacks' inconsistencies
Ex-All Black captain Justin Marshall says it's too late to be 'tinkering' with selections. "If you don't know by now then the hors…
Ned Lester
17 Nov 2022, 17:44
Neil de Kock: The adjustment the Boks must make against Italy
Jaques Nienaber’s men need to be accurate in terms of execution, disciplined and the non-negotiable is always physicality.
Neil de Kock
17 Nov 2022, 17:00
Bristol Bears heap more misery on winless South Africans
South Africa’s struggles in Europe continued as their reserve XV slumped to a 26-18 defeat at the hands of a fired-up Bristol in…
17 Nov 2022, 16:47
Andy Farrell anticipating Wallabies backlash will produce Dublin 'spectacle'
Farrell expects the alterations to create a "different vibe" and knows how dangerous the opposition can be, having tracked the Wal…
17 Nov 2022, 16:39
Italy revamp their front row in search of second win over Springboks
"We have studied our opponents and prepared as best as we can for our task. We will continue on this path, showing that we can be …
17 Nov 2022, 16:07
'We are - as parents, as a family - bursting with pride'
Farrell junior is poised to join Jason Leonard and Ben Youngs on England’s exclusive list of male Test centurions.
17 Nov 2022, 16:04
Eddie Jones heavily implies that England will respond to haka
The last time the two nations met, England ran out 19-7 winners in the 2019 World Cup semi-final.
17 Nov 2022, 13:08
Richie Gray decision 'lasted four-and-a-half hours'
Veteran lock Richie was starting to re-establish himself in the Scotland team.
17 Nov 2022, 12:55
Any of 4 nations could be world No.1 after this weekend
Any one of four nations can end the weekend ranked number one - with Ireland, France, New Zealand and South Africa all able to gra…
Kim Ekin
17 Nov 2022, 12:39
Rassie Erasmus suspended by World Rugby
Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has been suspended by World Rugby after a string of Tweets over two weekends which foc…
Ian Cameron
17 Nov 2022, 12:16
Latest Erasmus tweet cautions Springboks fans abusing Wayne Barnes
Rassie Erasmus has called on Springboks fans to stop abusing Wayne Barnes after the referee was threatened and abused following hi…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov 2022, 10:25
The truth is the Springboks just want it more
No other side with realistic ambitions at next year’s World Cup has struggled as much against their rivals as South Africa.
Daniel Gallan
17 Nov 2022, 10:17
Eddie Jones explains his new back-row selection for NZ
Jones has picked two number eights in Billy Vunipola and Sam Simmonds.
17 Nov 2022, 9:45
Scotland change two starters and overhaul their bench
Gregor Townsend has named a Scotland team that will host Argentina this Saturday at BT Murrayfield that shows just two changes fro…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov 2022, 9:39
Eight XV changes for Ireland and uncapped forward named on bench
Andy Farrell has unveiled an Ireland team to host Australia this Saturday in Dublin that shows eight changes from the XV that secu…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov 2022, 9:18
Hurting Wallabies make 10 changes in team for Ireland
Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie has wrung the changes ahead of their Autumn Nations Series match with Ireland following their sho…
Ian Cameron
17 Nov 2022, 8:56
Dallaglio: 'You'd be lying if you said there wasn't a gap to bridge'
"We all trade in this unique currency called honest conversations and I think there will be an honest conversation in the England …
Josh Raisey
17 Nov 2022, 8:32
The Nigel Owens verdict on the du Toit 'dangerous play' red card
Nigel Owens has given his verdict on the red card that resulted in Springboks back-rower Pieter-Steph du Toit getting banned for t…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov 2022, 7:46
Jake White: The Springboks' unanswered questions
Italy are on an upward trajectory, but South Africa's World Cup winning coach can't see the Boks losing three in a row
Jake White
17 Nov 2022, 7:25
Dupont banned for longer than PSDT for air challenge on Kolbe
Antoine Dupont has been banned for a longer period than Pieter Steph du Toit for his air hit on Cheslin Kolbe in Marseille.
Ian Cameron
17 Nov 2022, 7:08
All Blacks change six, including a recall for ban-served Retallick
Ian Foster has confirmed an All Blacks team to take on England this Saturday in London that has six changes from the XV that beat …
Liam Heagney
17 Nov 2022, 6:42
Pieter Steph du Toit banned after denying head charge warranted red
Springboks loose forward Pieter Steph du Toit has been banned despite denying his head charge into France centre Jonathan Danty wa…
Ian Cameron
17 Nov 2022, 6:38
England change three and also switch Itoje, plus keep faith in JVP
Eddie Jones has named an England team to face the All Blacks this Saturday at Twickenham that contains three changes from the XV t…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov 2022, 6:23
'Success dulls hunger': What makes the ABs 'dangerous' ahead of RWC
While the All Blacks are always under some degree of pressure and scrutiny, they “aren’t the number one dog in the house” an…
Finn Morton
17 Nov 2022, 2:03
'Hurt like hell': Johnny Sexton admits he is still being fuelled by British and Irish Lions snub
Johnny Sexton says the enduring pain of being snubbed by the British and Irish Lions is fuelling his fine form.
16 Nov 2022, 23:53
The curse of the Barrett brothers
Beauden Barrett would benefit immensely from Jordie Barrett's presence in the midfield.
Tom Vinicombe
16 Nov 2022, 23:41
'It is strange': Ireland star reacts to 'pleasing' Player of the Year nomination
Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier said it was both “pleasing” and “strange” to be nominated for World Rugby’s Mens 15s …
16 Nov 2022, 20:57
'That is massive to hear': Roos ready to fire against Italy with support from childhood hero
“There is the normal technical stuff which he always helps me with, but that little message that he sent me means quite a lot."
16 Nov 2022, 18:36
'Ruthless': Ireland's blueprint for All Blacks toppling going unused
Scotland's inability to fatigue the All Blacks throughout the first three-quarters of the match made way for the All Blacks' late …
Ned Lester
16 Nov 2022, 18:04
'I feel for Aussie': What's 'concerning' about the Wallabies' form
Former All Blacks hooker James Parsons has described the Wallabies’ “lack of consistency” as “concerning” following thei…
Finn Morton
16 Nov 2022, 17:55
Tuisue banned after tackle he claimed was 'at most a yellow card'
Fiji back-rower Albert Tuisue has paid a heavy price for the tackle he claimed merited no more than a yellow card versus Ireland l…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov 2022, 17:13
Ban has ended Richie Gray's Autumn Nations Series with Scotland
Hopes in Scotland that Richie Gray would escape a ban following the citing that arose from last Sunday’s defeat to the All Black…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov 2022, 16:41
'Zen-like state': Owen Farrell's incredibly deep explanation of playing a test match
For Owen Farrell that job involves becoming completely immersed in Saturday’s all-too rare visit of the All Blacks to Twickenham…
16 Nov 2022, 16:29
'In my view, he's the best player in the world'
Manu Tuilagi has been hailed as the best player in the world as the destructive England centre prepares to face the All Blacks.
16 Nov 2022, 16:19
Sexton wants Wallabies scalp over world player of the year crown
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton insists he would rather beat Australia than be crowned world player of the year.
16 Nov 2022, 16:11
Freddie Burns names the Leicester No9 he wants England to start
Freddie Burns has put his head on the chopping block ahead of Thursday’s latest England team announcement and named the Leiceste…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov 2022, 14:58
Elton Jantjies exclusive: 'Believe me, it's nothing like that'
Elton Jantjies has broken his silence on his recent exclusion from the Springboks, explaining that it was the suggestion of SA dir…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov 2022, 13:26
Springboks confirm Esterhuizen and others absent versus England
Next week is going to be a weird one for Andre Esterhuizen, the midfielder who is starting at inside centre for the Springboks whe…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov 2022, 11:48
Springboks explain Etzebeth benching after 18 straight Tests starts
One constant of the Jacques Nienaber era in charge of the Springboks has been the selection of Eben Etzebeth to start in the secon…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov 2022, 7:05
Erasmus' unforgettable 'tackies' introduction to Lukhanyo Am
Rassie Erasmus has paid tribute to the determination of Springboks talisman Lukhanyo Am to succeed in rugby, emerging from humble …
Liam Heagney
16 Nov 2022, 6:23
The 'massive' U15s trial first impression Farrell made on George
Owen Farrell has been credited with single-handedly transforming the mindset of rugby in England as he prepares to join the nation…
16 Nov 2022, 4:12
The 'world-class' advice that has been the making of Dan Sheehan
Hooker Dan Sheehan always envisaged playing for Ireland but admits a whirlwind 2022 has exceeded expectations following his nomina…
16 Nov 2022, 4:01
Scotland explain why they feel Richie Gray can escape sanction
Assistant coach Pieter de Villiers is confident Scotland lock Richie Gray will escape sanction after he was cited for foul play in…
16 Nov 2022, 3:42
All Blacks' Codie Taylor pays England an 'athletes' compliment
New Zealand hooker Codie Taylor insists the All Blacks’ seismic World Cup semi-final defeat by England will have no bearing on S…
16 Nov 2022, 3:33
'Like someone had shot him with a gun, you heard the rupture'
Josh Macleod is preparing to make his Wales debut against Georgia on Saturday. It would have happened last year against Six Nation…
16 Nov 2022, 3:22
'Testing yourself against the best': Foley excited about showdown with Sexton
Neither age nor injury are slowing down Johnny Sexton, with the talismanic playmaker set to return to lead top-ranked Ireland agai…
16 Nov 2022, 2:02
'It'd be great to see him play': The World Cup bolter who should play against England
Former Blues captain James Parsons believes Mark Telea is “in the race” for the All Blacks’ World Cup squad after the winger…
Finn Morton
16 Nov 2022, 1:03
Why it's more important than ever to remain disciplined in Test rugby
Former All Blacks hooker James Parsons said “there’s just no guarantee” in international rugby anymore as he discussed the i…
Finn Morton
16 Nov 2022, 0:05
Nigel Owens weighs in on Erasmus' Tweet storms with a stern message
Former referee Nigel Owens is the latest high profile name to step into the debate around Springboks Director of Rugby Rassie Eras…
Sam Smith
15 Nov 2022, 22:59
'Need to step it up': Wallabies prepare to play for coach Rennie
The Wallabies are pledging to perform against Ireland as they look to help extend the contract of their "phenomenal coach" Dave Re…
15 Nov 2022, 21:40

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