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The Short Ball with Scotty & Mils - Mitre 10 Finals
This week on the podcast its all about the Mitre 10 Cup finals. Scotty and Mils chat to Wellington Lions coach Chris Gibbes about …
RugbyPass
26 Oct 2017, 20:35
Perenara commits long-term future to All Blacks and Hurricanes
Having already earned 39 Test caps at the age of 25, TJ Perenara has signed a new four-year deal and will remain at the Hurricanes…
Christopher Devine
26 Oct 2017, 16:18
Watch: Irish rugby plans to import even more foreign players
With the likely additions of Bundee Aki and Tyler Bleyendaal, the Irish could easily line out this time next year with more backs …
James Flaus
26 Oct 2017, 14:36
Two of Clermont's biggest stars are leaving the club
Duo will join Raphael Chaume and the retiring Aurelien Rougerie in leaving the club at the end of the season - amid fears Noa Naka…
James Harrington
26 Oct 2017, 11:28
BREAKING: Bundee Aki among four uncapped players in Ireland squad
The Ireland coaching group has named a 38 player squad that includes four uncapped players for the Guinness Series 2017 which sees…
RugbyPass
26 Oct 2017, 9:44
Malakai Fekitoa passes his first trial by media at Toulon
Malakai Fekitoa survives his first grilling by the French press as a Toulon player unscathed
James Harrington
26 Oct 2017, 9:09
Folau will face Barbarians in a new position
Israel Folau has been moved to the wing for his final Australia appearance of 2017, with Karmichael Hunt to start at full-back.
Tom Webber
26 Oct 2017, 7:58
Eddie Jones details menial tasks for new boys Smith and Mercer
Marcus Smith and Zach Mercer will be apprentices with England's squad to face Argentina and Eddie Jones joked they will be making …
Tom Webber
26 Oct 2017, 7:43
The Goode, the Bad & the Ugly
Ian Mckinley, the Wallabies, Ben Whitehouse, cocaine & broken legs - The Rugby Pod's Andy Goode & Jim Hamilton wrap up all that's …
Rugby Pod
26 Oct 2017, 6:41
A look at Eddie Jone's potential starting XV for Argentina
England head coach Eddie Jones named his 34-man squad for the November Tests earlier today, but surprises were few and far between…
Alex Shaw
26 Oct 2017, 6:03
One Lion omitted from English squad announcement
Eddie Jones has named his England squad to begin their preparations for the opening match of the Old Mutual Wealth Series against …
Online Editors
26 Oct 2017, 4:45
No such thing as a dead rubber for Wallabies
There's no telling the Aussies that ANY Bledisloe Cup test is a dead rubber. For Wallaby fans, there's no such thing - just a burn…
Jaybor Staunton
26 Oct 2017, 3:48
Wallabies prop Robertson re-signs with ARU and Waratahs
Tom Robertson's renewal is for a further three years, tying him down to the ARU and Super Rugby's the Waratahs until 2020.
Sacha Pisani
25 Oct 2017, 22:28
France name squad ahead of November Tests
France coach Guy Noves has welcomed Mathieu Bastareaud back into the national team after two years out of the side.
Alex Fisher
25 Oct 2017, 12:02
England prop Joe Marler receives ban
The Harlequins prop, Joe Marler, has been suspended for three weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London on Wed…
RugbyPass
25 Oct 2017, 11:35
Mallinder issues statement in wake of Dylan Hartley's citing decision
Northampton Saints have issued the following statement in response to the outcome of Dylan Hartley's citing.
RugbyPass
25 Oct 2017, 11:25
Saracens lock in another key player with 2020 deal
Saracens have announced that Ben Spencer is the latest player to commit his future to the club, with the 25-year old scrum-half si…
RugbyPass
25 Oct 2017, 8:19
Watch as 'Siri' interrupts a Lions team meeting
The British and Irish Lions have released a clip from their upcoming Lions documentary and it's pure gold.
RugbyPass
25 Oct 2017, 6:30
Rising England star Harry Mallinder signs 2020 deal
Northampton Saints may be having an up and down season, but one of their biggest homegrown talents is backing his side.
RugbyPass
25 Oct 2017, 5:57
Unstoppable Power: Alex Fidow and Asafo Aumua
Young front rowers Alex Fidow and Asafo Aumua have been terrorising opposition teams so far in the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup season and …
Dan Thomson
25 Oct 2017, 3:47
Live Now: John Kirwan and Ric Salizzo Analyse the ABs Squad for Europe
Richard North
25 Oct 2017, 2:39
Gatland hints at solution to Rhys Webb saga
Rhys Webb is a prominent victim of the Welsh Rugby Union's new selection policy, although Warren Gatland hopes a compromise can be…
Iain Strachan
25 Oct 2017, 0:40
Watch: National spotlight awaits enigmatic Rongotai Sevens team
"I liken Rongotai College rugby to a volcano - it just bubbles away and then erupts."
RugbyPass
25 Oct 2017, 0:34
Watch: What you need to know about the four new All Blacks
Here's a few more facts about the players about to pull on the black jersey for the first time.
Jamie Wall
25 Oct 2017, 0:10
HKCC claim first win of the season
The Old Mutual International Men’s Premiership clubs picked up where they left off with another weekend of exciting close-run af…
RugbyPass
24 Oct 2017, 21:59
Watch: The astonishing meteoric rise of Sam Cross
It hasn't been a bad few days for 25-year old Sam Cross who made his debut for the Ospreys on Saturday night, scored a try in the …
Peteso Cannon
24 Oct 2017, 15:24
10 uncapped players named in Scottish squad
There could be several new faces in the Scotland team for next month's matches against Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.
Iain Strachan
24 Oct 2017, 12:46
Magnus Bradbury stripped of Edinburgh club captaincy
Edinburgh's Magnus Bradbury has been stripped of the club captaincy it has emerged.
RugbyPass
24 Oct 2017, 10:45
Simon Zebo's new club and eye watering wages revealed
When you see the figures laid out in black in white it is hard to do anything other than agree with Simon Zebo's decision to leave…
Online Editors
24 Oct 2017, 8:51
Watch: The reviews are in for Rugby 18
The game came out today in the USA and will launch in Europe on Friday the 27th of October.
Online Editors
24 Oct 2017, 8:04
Gatland sends message to big name omissions
Warren Gatland included five uncapped players and made some high-profile omissions in his 36-man Wales squad for their upcoming Te…
Tom Webber
24 Oct 2017, 7:34
Josh Van Der Flier is latest Irish casualty
Joe Schmidt will name his squad for the upcoming Autumm internationals later this week but will be without Josh Van Der Flier.
Online Editors
24 Oct 2017, 7:21
Ireland great O'Callaghan to retire
Donncha O'Callaghan set to bring a professional career that has spanned 19 years to an end.
Tom Webber
24 Oct 2017, 5:57
Exclusive: Southern Hemisphere looks set to compete in Anglo-Welsh Cup
Following on from our exclusive earlier this month that the South African Rugby Union (SARU) were in advanced talks to create two …
Alex Shaw
24 Oct 2017, 5:36
England trio Hartley, Hughes and Marler face bans
Indiscipline at club level from Dylan Hartley, Nathan Hughes and Joe Marler could leave England depleted for the November internat…
Iain Strachan
24 Oct 2017, 2:53
Marty & Jamie review Bledisloe III
Radio Sport NZ's Martin Devlin and Rugby Pass's Jamie Wall break down the mood of the NZ public following the All Blacks' shock lo…
Jamie Wall
23 Oct 2017, 23:21
The 1014 Rugby - Bledisloe 3: Wallabies v All Blacks - REVIEW
The Wallabies beat the All Blacks in Brisbane. Who shone for both teams? Is this a new dawn for Australian rugby?
RugbyPass
23 Oct 2017, 17:08
English trio cited and could face bans
English captain Dylan Hartley and two other English forwards have been cited following this weekend's European action.
Online Editors
23 Oct 2017, 14:55
Watch: World Rugby's 'Breakthrough of the Year' nominees
The first batch of nominees have been revealed for the 2017 World Rugby Awards, taking place in Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo …
Online Editors
23 Oct 2017, 14:11
BREAKING: Simon Zebo is leaving Munster
Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed that Simon Zebo will depart the province at the end of the current season.
Online Editors
23 Oct 2017, 12:12
Ringrose blow for Ireland ahead of November tests
Hopes of Garry Ringrose making a speedy return from injury to feature in Ireland's November internationals appear to have faded.
Christopher Devine
23 Oct 2017, 9:06
Eddie can’t ignore Chiefs stars as they hit new heights
There were some terrific performances in the Champions Cup second round this weekend but Exeter’s win in Montpellier tops the lo…
Andy Goode
23 Oct 2017, 8:46
Folau reveals he and Pocock spoke on same-sex vote differences
David Pocock and Israel Folau have different views on Australia's same-sex marriage referendum, but the Wallabies pair have not fa…
Matthew Scott
23 Oct 2017, 6:30
Kiwis carving up the north: Champions Cup round two
While the All Blacks may have gone down to the Wallabies over the weekend, New Zealanders still had a few reasons to smile after a…
Online Editors
22 Oct 2017, 20:39
Named: New faces in All Black squad
Steve Hansen has given the opportunity for some promising players to show their wares on the international stage.
Online Editors
22 Oct 2017, 18:00
Armand double leads Exeter past Montpellier as La Rochelle win big
Montpellier gave up the lead at home as Don Armand crossed twice to secure an important Champions Cup victory for Exeter.
Iain Strachan
22 Oct 2017, 15:53
Champions Cup XV of Round 2
From Exeter’s historic 27-24 victory over Montpellier in the south of France to Munster’s tight, ferocious and emotionally-cha…
Alex Shaw
22 Oct 2017, 15:26
Ospreys' Baldwin Tweets gruesome lion bite injury pic
Scott Baldwin was back in action on Saturday and the Ospreys man has now revealed just how much damage was done by a Lion bite las…
Iain Strachan
22 Oct 2017, 11:58
BREAKING: New routine could massively reduce injuries in rugby
A new exercise programme, performed by rugby players before training and pre-match, could dramatically reduce injuries in the spo…
RugbyPass
22 Oct 2017, 5:15
Folau won't be on November tour
Israel Folau will play no part in Australia's November Internationals as Michael Cheika attempts to keep his star full-back fresh.
Matthew Scott
22 Oct 2017, 5:03
Newcastle overcome Bordeaux as Edinburgh make history in Moscow
Bordeaux-Begles gave up a commanding lead to lose at home to Newcastle Falcons in the Challenge Cup on Saturday.
Rob Lancaster
21 Oct 2017, 20:36
Wallabies v All Blacks: player ratings
In the final Bledisloe Cup contest of the season, Australia snapped a six game losing streak against the All Blacks at Suncorp Sta…
RugbyPass
21 Oct 2017, 19:33
Saracens beat Ospreys in thriller, Clermont win marred by Lopez injury
A rousing fightback from Saracens saw the defending Champions Cup winners survive a scare to beat Ospreys in Pool 2.
Alex Fisher
21 Oct 2017, 18:47
Hansen hints at why the All Blacks lost final Bledisloe match
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen refused to panic after his side saw their winning run over Australia go up in smoke.
Matthew Scott
21 Oct 2017, 14:39
Ref Ben Whitehouse has been trending on Twitter...and it's not good
We all have the occasional bad day at work. However, for most of us, that doesn't happen in front of 20,000 people live and a…
Ian Cameron
21 Oct 2017, 12:33
Beaten Read credits clinical Wallabies
New Zealand captain Kieran Read said the world champions cannot expect to get themselves out of trouble late on in every Test.
Peter Thompson
21 Oct 2017, 11:05
Cheika wants Wallabies to be best in world
There were jubilant scenes in Brisbane after Australia finally beat the All Blacks, but Michael Cheika said they must kick on.
Peter Thompson
21 Oct 2017, 10:55
Australia claim long-awaited win over All Blacks
New Zealand were denied a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep in Brisbane, where Australia outscored them by three tries to two.
Peter Thompson
21 Oct 2017, 9:23
Recap: Wallabies stun All Blacks 23-18
The world champions were strangled out of the game by a passionate Australian outfit, who managed to hold their discipline and sen…
Jamie Wall
21 Oct 2017, 7:09
Live Now: Wallabies v All Blacks
Jamie Wall
21 Oct 2017, 5:01
Watch: The ex-Fijian goalkeeper who just signed a Super Rugby contract
Filipo Daugunu has capped off a dream year, earning a Super Rugby contract with the Queensland Reds.
Online Editors
21 Oct 2017, 0:56
Watch: Wellington to play BOP in Mitre 10 Championship final
Wellington and Bay of Plenty booked themselves places in next Friday night's Mitre 10 Cup Championship final, recording comfortabl…
Jamie Wall
21 Oct 2017, 0:29
Late Lyon comeback sinks Sale
After their opening-weekend draw, Sale Sharks came out on the wrong side of another Challenge Cup thriller on Friday as Lyon preva…
Harry West
20 Oct 2017, 21:11
Bath look at home in the wet in battling win over Scarlets
Bath got the better of the Scarlets in a sodden Llanelli as Rhys Priestland kicked them to a Champions Cup win over his old side.
Harry West
20 Oct 2017, 21:03
Lee Byrne claims Rob Howley tried to humiliate him
Lee Byrne's autobiography, brilliantly titled the ‘The Byrne Identity’, instantly seems like a must-read for any rugby fan.
Online Editors
20 Oct 2017, 15:28
Watch: RugbyPass Pre Game - Leicester Tigers
This weekend Jim is in Leicester ahead of there game with Castres Olympique tomorrow.
Online Editors
20 Oct 2017, 14:35
Wallabies v All Blacks: Everything you need to know
Stephen Moore will make his last Australia appearance on home soil against the All Blacks and is determined to mark the occasion w…
Peter Thompson
20 Oct 2017, 13:18
Scotland forward Hardie suspended
Scottish Rugby have offered no details as to why back-row John Hardie is unavailable for selection.
Peter Thompson
20 Oct 2017, 12:36
Scotland lose another big name for the Autumn Internationals
Scotland have lost another player on top of captain Greig Laidlaw to injury ahead of the Tests against Samoa, New Zealand and Aust…
Peter Thompson
20 Oct 2017, 11:24
Cheetahs face player exodus as European clubs swoop
After a tumultuous summer of "will they" or "won't they", the Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings have begun to find their feet in …
Alex Shaw
20 Oct 2017, 8:00
Webb calls new Welsh policy 'a joke' in emotional outburst
Rhys Webb will become the first casualty of Welsh rugby's new selection policy when he joins Toulon on a three-year deal at the en…
Online Editors
20 Oct 2017, 7:14
Matt Todd's replacement on the All Blacks bench has been named
The All Blacks are taking no risks with Matt Todd after he suffered a groin injury in training.
Peter Thompson
20 Oct 2017, 5:48
Watch: Graham Henry hilariously talks substitutions and Stephen Donald
Graham Henry fantastically and honestly recounts the chain of events that lead to Stephen Donald stepping up to take the World Cup…
Online Editors
20 Oct 2017, 5:19
Andy Goode's London Irish stint
There's been a lot of speculation about Goodey's very short stint at London Irish back in 2015. Ex London Irish Captain, Luke Narr…
Rugby Pod
20 Oct 2017, 3:10
Who’s afraid of the big, bad Wallaby? The answer this weekend is, not the All Blacks.
The third and final Bledisloe test in Brisbane is likely to go the way of the other two this season and end with an All Blacks vic…
Scotty Stevenson
19 Oct 2017, 23:58
Lima Sopoaga gets his shot
Think the All Blacks will miss Beauden Barrett? Think again.
Jamie Wall
19 Oct 2017, 23:19
Gloucester back on track with Agen hammering
Last season's European Challenge Cup finalists Gloucester responded to their opening defeat to Pau by hammering Agen.
Matthew Scott
19 Oct 2017, 18:30
Marty & Jamie talk about Warren Gatland
Radio Sport NZ's Martin Devlin and Rugby Pass's Jamie Wall talk about Warren Gatland potentially coming back to NZ.
Online Editors
19 Oct 2017, 15:33
Video - O'Gara receives 10-week touchline ban - this decision enraged him
Racing 92 coach Ronan O'Gara has received a 10-week touchline ban and has been fined €15,000 it has been reported today.
RugbyPass
19 Oct 2017, 15:10
Coles has been saying some pretty nice things about Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore will make his Test swansong in Brisbane this weekend and Dane Coles is relishing one last battle with the Australia …
Peter Thompson
19 Oct 2017, 12:39
BREAKING: Alex Lozowski has finally chosen a club
Alex Lozowski has finally decided his rugby future.
RugbyPass
19 Oct 2017, 6:15
BREAKING: Connacht sign former All Black 7s beast Pita Ahki
Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced the signing of centre Pita Ahki.
RugbyPass
19 Oct 2017, 5:49
Watch: Japan's next global superstar nobody knows about
Hosea Saumaki is a relatively unknown name in global rugby- however, we think that will change in the near future.
Online Editors
19 Oct 2017, 0:03
Wallabies named: Hunt misses out
Australia head coach Michael Cheika only made one forced change to his starting line-up, with Rob Simmons moving into the second r…
Sacha Pisani
18 Oct 2017, 23:59
The big issue: unfairness, welfare and the myth of ‘poaching’ in Pacific Island rugby
Jamie Wall talks to Dan Leo from Pacific Rugby Players Welfare about the issues facing island players both home and and abroad - a…
Jamie Wall
18 Oct 2017, 23:45
The 1014 Podcast: How to win the Rugby World Cup
The 1014 look at patterns in the statistics for all the professional era Rugby World Cup winning teams.
RugbyPass
18 Oct 2017, 17:41
Watch: Is the All Blacks/Wallabies rivalry dead?
This year's third Bledisloe test will again be a dead rubber match, with New Zealand wrapping up the series in a classic game two …
Online Editors
18 Oct 2017, 17:00
All Black team named: Barrett out, Sopoaga in
Lima Sopoaga will start just the second test match of his All Black career this Saturday night, after Beauden Barrett was ruled ou…
Online Editors
18 Oct 2017, 16:04
Video - Rugby's Top 5 most shocking upsets
When Russian side Krasny Yar shocked Stade Francais on opening weekend, the rugby rulebook was turned upside down and inside out.
James Flaus
18 Oct 2017, 14:47
Former Springbok Smith announces retirement
World Cup-winner Juan Smith has called time on his illustrious career due to family reasons.
Peter Thompson
18 Oct 2017, 14:25
Scotland hit by devastating Laidlaw injury news
Greig Laidlaw may not play against this year, but the Scotland captain will not require surgery.
Peter Thompson
18 Oct 2017, 14:20
Is another Fijian talent about to decamp to the French?
Speculation mounts that Clermont winger Alivereti Raka may have a France future in mind after he was omitted from Fiji's November'…
James Harrington
18 Oct 2017, 11:45
Milner-Skudder undergoes surgery on injured shoulder
New Zealand star Nehe Milner-Skudder will begin his rehabiliation after having surgery on his injured shoulder.
Peter Hanson
18 Oct 2017, 8:42
Fijian centre's Pro14 contract falls through after eye-gouge ban
Connacht Rugby have confirmed that following discussions with Eroni Vasiteri it has been agreed by both parties that Vasiteri's pl…
RugbyPass
18 Oct 2017, 6:43
Te'o the latest potential injury blow for England
Eddie Jones appears unlikely to have injured Worcester Warriors centre Ben Te'o at his disposal for England's November internation…
Peter Hanson
18 Oct 2017, 6:25
Gatland says he wants to come home
A return to New Zealand will be the immediate focus for Warren Gatland after completing his Wales assignment at the 2019 Rugby Wor…
RugbyPass
18 Oct 2017, 5:22
BREAKING: Wales release video of new 2017 kit
The new Wales kit for the next two seasons will be revealed for the first time today.
RugbyPass
18 Oct 2017, 5:07
14 Welsh players affected by the Senior Player Selection Policy
With the news breaking on Tuesday that the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) will be scrapping their so-called “Gatland’s Law” and int…
Alex Shaw
18 Oct 2017, 4:52
Looks like we're going to find out who's better between Ireland and Australia
Australia will meet Ireland in a three-Test series in 2018, with matches to be played in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Dejan Kalinic
18 Oct 2017, 4:13
McCall addresses rumours surrounding his position at Saracens
Linked with numerous international jobs, Mark McCall said he wanted to stay at Saracens beyond 2019.
Dejan Kalinic
18 Oct 2017, 4:08
Gatland, O’Brien and the media - everyone’s right but everyone’s wrong
O’Brien’s comments may well be completely valid, but saying them now smacks of petulance - if nothing else you should be savin…
Jamie Wall
17 Oct 2017, 23:29
Jackson and Olding will stand trial for rape
Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding will stand trial for rape it was ruled by the court today.
Online Editors
17 Oct 2017, 14:48
Watch: Malcolm Marx talks mind games and 'that' performance
In an honest and frank interview, Marx discusses mind games that occur between opposing packs, also admitting to partaking in them…
Online Editors
17 Oct 2017, 14:03
George North knee scan proves a blow for Wales
Wales look set to be without Northampton Saints wing George North for an extended period of time.
Jack Davies
17 Oct 2017, 13:45
Saracens expose same old problems for Saints
Once is a mistake but twice is a pattern and a second embarrassment in six weeks at the hands of the same opposition shows Northam…
Andy Goode
17 Oct 2017, 10:18
Francois Louw cited for alleged eye-gouge
Francois Louw has now been cited having allegedly made contact with the eyes of Marco Fuser, during Baths win over Treviso on Satu…
Online Editors
17 Oct 2017, 8:40
Watch: Psalm Wooching from NFL prospect to USA rugby
Psalm Wooching had the American dream at his fingertips, touted as a probable late-round pick, instead Psalm walked away from the …
Online Editors
17 Oct 2017, 7:23
Wallaby to miss rest of 2017 due to shoulder surgery
One Wallaby will miss out on Australia's remaining matches of 2017 after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Alex Fisher
17 Oct 2017, 6:20
Toulon expect Webb to honour contract
Wales will have to pay Rhys Webb's release clause if they want to have him available in the coming years, says the Toulon owner.
Alex Fisher
17 Oct 2017, 5:16
Warriors must front up against familiar foes Leinster
After winning all of their first six league matches in the Guinness Pro14, Glasgow Warriors were dealt a huge dollop of perspectiv…
Steph Brawn
17 Oct 2017, 3:42
The state of Australian rugby
When tasked with writing about “The State of Australian Rugby” and asked to take a “light-hearted angle”, I wondered how i…
Jaybor Staunton
17 Oct 2017, 2:58
Hansen defends under-fire Sonny Bill Williams: He is playing well
Steve Hansen leapt to the defence of All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash.
Sacha Pisani
17 Oct 2017, 1:26
Podcast: Calls for return to NPC format in Mitre 10 Cup
Taranaki Rugby? assistant coach Paul Tito joins Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina in calls for a return to the old NPC format in th…
RugbyPass
17 Oct 2017, 0:40
I'm done - Gatland quits British and Irish Lions
Warren Gatland is not interested in coaching the British and Irish Lions on their South Africa tour following this year's New Zeal…
Sacha Pisani
16 Oct 2017, 22:20
Baldwin feared he could lose hand after lion bite
Wales hooker Scott Baldwin has revealed he could have lost his hand after he was bitten by a lion last month.
Jack Davies
16 Oct 2017, 19:17
Disappointed Webb 'unaware Toulon move would mean Wales exile'
The Wales scrum-half insists he was unaware his move to Top 14 side Toulon would put his international ambitions on hold - but coa…
James Harrington
16 Oct 2017, 14:24
Premiership Watchability Rankings October 2017
With so much rugby on nowadays, it can be hard to decide exactly which matches to watch, which to wait for the highlights of, and …
Dan Johansson
16 Oct 2017, 13:16
Shock as Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law'
Wales' new selection policy is set to cost some Welsh rugby players their place in the national team.
Jack Davies
16 Oct 2017, 10:45
Warriors sign backrow after try scoring rampage in Championship
Warriors have strengthened their options in the back row with the signing of USA international Andrew Durutalo.
RugbyPass
16 Oct 2017, 9:24
Watch: Francois Louw set to be facing a lengthy ban
While Bath struggled in spells during their match against Benetton on Saturday, they did come away with a comfortable win.
Online Editors
16 Oct 2017, 7:31
Opinion: New All Black Mo'unga is a kick in the balls to Australia and the rest
Richie Mo'unga's All Blacks selection serves as yet another reminder of the incredible depth in New Zealand rugby and another kick…
Online Editors
16 Oct 2017, 3:45
Mo'unga called into All Black squad
The All Blacks squad will assemble in Brisbane later today to prepare for to play the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium, this Saturday.…
Online Editors
15 Oct 2017, 23:15
Kiwis carving up the north - European Champions Cup Round One
The European Champions Cup kicked off over the weekend, with a number of New Zealanders part of the action.
Jamie Wall
15 Oct 2017, 22:15
Wales draw up shortlist for Gatland's successor
Potential candidates have been spoken to about succeeding Warren Gatland after the next World Cup.
Peter Thompson
15 Oct 2017, 17:33
Key All Black re-signs till 2021
Watch out Robbie Henshaw.
Online Editors
15 Oct 2017, 16:55
Champions Cup XV of Round 1
The Champions Cup kicked off this weekend and reminded us all just what we have been missing over the last five months.
Alex Shaw
15 Oct 2017, 16:20
Eight-try Sarries torment sorry Saints, Toulon deny Halfpenny winning return
Saracens made a huge statement at Franklin's Gardens, scoring eight tries in a second thrashing of Northampton this season.
Peter Thompson
15 Oct 2017, 16:20
Watch: Li scores five tries against Mitre 10 Cup leaders
Defense was at a premium today in Albany, where home side North Harbour handed Taranaki a 64-33 lesson in the final round of the M…
Online Editors
15 Oct 2017, 0:39
Showdown: Hartley vs George for England spot
Northampton Saints' European Champions Cup clash with Saracens will see England hookers Dylan Hartley and Jamie George battle for …
Harry West
14 Oct 2017, 18:51
13 men, 50 points - an unlikely win by Counties Manukau
For most teams, having two players sent from the field at the same time would be the end of their hopes of victory.
Online Editors
14 Oct 2017, 17:49
Leinster make light of injuries to hold off Montpellier
Beaten semi-finalists last season, Leinster began the 2017-18 European Champions Cup with a bonus-point win over Montpellier.
Harry West
14 Oct 2017, 17:08
European Challenge Cup: Stade Français shocked in Siberia
European Challenge Cup holders Stade Français went down to a shock defeat against debutants Krasny Yar in Siberia on Saturday.
Harry West
14 Oct 2017, 16:58
Bad news Ulster... Marcell Coetzee's season is effectively over
Ulster-based Bok loose forward Marcell Coetzee underwent surgery in South Africa this past week.
RugbyPass
14 Oct 2017, 12:20
World Cup winner Weepu bows out of rugby
A 71-cap international and World Cup winner for New Zealand, Piri Weepu has called time on his rugby career.
Nicholas McGee
14 Oct 2017, 10:24
The huge name players you probably didn't know played in the Japanese Top League
The Top League has been in ascendancy over the last few years, attracting star names away from Super Rugby with financial leverage…
Alex Shaw
14 Oct 2017, 7:28
Wallabies name squad for All Blacks and Barbarians
Karmichael Hunt is unlikely to face the All Blacks next weekend despite being recalled by Australia head coach Michael Cheika.
Peter Thompson
14 Oct 2017, 7:22
Mixed bag of results in Challenge Cup
There could be no separating Sale Sharks and Toulouse on Friday as the two sides opened their Challenge Cup campaigns with a 20-20…
Harry West
13 Oct 2017, 18:24
The 1014 Rugby - Analysis of the 1-3-3-1 attack formation
What is 1-3-3-1? Where should teams use it?
RugbyPass
13 Oct 2017, 18:11
Ulster draw first blood after news of Coetzee blow
The opening European Champions Cup game of 2017-18 was hardly a classic but Ulster will care little.
Harry West
13 Oct 2017, 17:49
Cheika throws down the gauntlet to Cooper for Barbarians clash
Quade Cooper could have very easily made his Wallabies comeback against the Barbarians rather than be facing them, Michael Cheika …
Peter Thompson
13 Oct 2017, 16:48
Four English teams to make Champions Cup Quarter-Finals – Andy Goode
Saracens may be in a Champions Cup group of death but they are heavy favourites for a reason and I’m backing them to emulate Tou…
Andy Goode
13 Oct 2017, 13:44
Watch: RugbyPass Pre Game - Northampton Saints
Sunday can't come soon enough, need a quick fix in the build-up to Northampton Saints vs. Saracens?
Online Editors
13 Oct 2017, 7:26
Watch: Why the Wallabies vs. Barbarians is set to be a cracker
The Barbarians by their very nature play a thrilling and off the cuff game of rugby, never was this truer than for their upcoming …
Online Editors
13 Oct 2017, 5:10
A Soundtrack of Loss and the Undying Hope of the Taniwha
Scotty Stevenson's heartfelt lament about family, Northland rugby and country music.
Scotty Stevenson
12 Oct 2017, 23:59
All Black domination 'boring' says ex coach
Two former international coaches have come out with diametrically opposed views to the All Blacks' last test victory - and one of …
Online Editors
12 Oct 2017, 23:25
Ruggamatrix episode 257 - All Blacks just know how to win
The Rugby Championship is over so what do we make of the final standings? South Africa show pride but still can't win, but are th…
Online Editors
12 Oct 2017, 22:54
Slade stars in European Challenge Cup opener
Gloucester made wholesale changes from their league win over Northampton Saints last time out and were duly punished by the Fren…
Jamie Smith
12 Oct 2017, 18:05
College American Football standout Psalm Wooching scores his first international try for USA 'A'
Former College American Football standout Psalm Wooching has scored his first international try for the USA.
Ian Cameron
12 Oct 2017, 16:48
Watch: Top 5 Craziest Red Cards Ever
Since the South African centre clattered into Lima Sopoaga, the rugby world has been in uproar over the ridiculousness of the deci…
James Flaus
12 Oct 2017, 15:03
'It felt like a seven-month hangover' - van Velze on bodycheck that nearly ended his career
Warriors vice-captain GJ van Velze feared his career was over following a concussion injury in the opening game of the 2016/17 sea…
RugbyPass
12 Oct 2017, 14:12
Inspirational Etzebeth rewarded by Coetzee ahead of European tour
Warren Whiteley will not travel to Europe to face Ireland, France, Italy and Wales, so Eben Etzebeth will lead South Africa.
Peter Thompson
12 Oct 2017, 13:45
England hooker George signs 4 year deal
Jamie George scored an unlikely hat-trick for Sarries against Wasps last weekend and four days later the hooker has signed a new c…
Peter Thompson
12 Oct 2017, 7:09
It’s official, the Wallabies are better than Ireland
The latest World Rugby rankings are out, and have shown why releasing them at this time of the year is a somewhat futile exercise.
Jamie Wall
11 Oct 2017, 21:09
Family release footage of their now paralysed son's neck being broken during match
The family of a Robert Paylor, a California rugby player whose neck was broken during a match earlier this year, have released foo…
Ian Cameron
11 Oct 2017, 16:07
England dealt Nowell blow
England could be without Jack Nowell during their November internationals due to a fractured cheekbone and eye socket.
Alex Fisher
11 Oct 2017, 14:59
Van Graan to leave Springboks for Munster
Munster have chosen Springboks forwards coach Johann van Graan as their replacement for the outgoing Rassie Erasmus.
Tom Webber
11 Oct 2017, 14:58
Watch: Breaking down the NZ Schoolboys' dominant showing over Australia
As we highlighted over the last couple of weeks, the New Zealand Schoolboys have had some of its best ever athletes on show.
RugbyPass
11 Oct 2017, 14:50
The revealing truth about the next French squad
What the next France squad will tell you about the relationship between head coach Guy Noves and FFR president Bernard Laporte
James Harrington
11 Oct 2017, 11:01
BREAKING: Coetzee's worst fears confirmed as Munster make headcoach announcement
It's official: what Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee cast aside as a rumour less than two weeks ago has become a reality.
RugbyPass
11 Oct 2017, 10:46
Every game in the 2017/18 Champions Cup predicted - this team wins
Alex Shaw
11 Oct 2017, 10:04
Watch - 'The hooker was beating me in fitness' - Lealiifano on first leukaemia indicator
Australia international Christian Lealiifano has opened up about his cancer diagnosis and moving to Belfast in an indepth intervie…
RugbyPass
11 Oct 2017, 9:56
'That is absolute class' - Stunning corner finish a lesson in poise
The final Ranfurly Shield clash of 2017 was a classic as Taranaki showed why they are the top team in the Premiership with a stunn…
RugbyPass
11 Oct 2017, 6:58
Six years after losing his eye Ian McKinley is going to play international rugby
Italy have named Ian McKinley in their squad for the November Tests despite losing sight in an eye six years ago.
Alex Fisher
11 Oct 2017, 6:07
Malcolm Marx Hooker 2.0
This week on The Short Ball Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina look back at that incredible performance from Malcolm Marx for th…
RugbyPass
10 Oct 2017, 21:16
Ben Smith v Damian McKenzie
Scotty & Mils dispel the notion that there wont be room for Ben Smith in a back three including Mckenzie, despite the embarrassmen…
RugbyPass
10 Oct 2017, 20:40
1014 Podcast: The Rugby Championship 2017 Tournament Review
The 1014 look through the tournament finding patterns in the statistics. How did each team develop? How are they tracking towards …
RugbyPass
10 Oct 2017, 17:14
Lealiifano could extend Ulster stay
Lealiifano joined from Brumbies on a short-term deal in August and is due to head back to the Super Rugby side in early 2018.
Tom Webber
10 Oct 2017, 16:43
Is Freddie Michalak ready for one more Top 14 season?
The talk in France right now is all about whether a player for whom the word 'mercurial' could have been invented has one more sea…
James Harrington
10 Oct 2017, 13:47
Rhys Webb Toulon move and Welsh future confirmed
Ospreys announced last week the British and Irish Lion would be leaving the Pro 14 to join "an undisclosed French club" from next …
Tom Webber
10 Oct 2017, 13:13
Rob Andrew blames World Cup disaster entirely on Lancaster
In an extract from Rob Andrew's book, ‘The Game of My Life: battling for England in the professional era,’ England's World Cup…
Online Editors
10 Oct 2017, 8:35
Barbarians 'taking the game to a different level' with launch of women's team
Founded in 1890, the Barbarians have announced plans for a women's side to wear the famous jersey for the first time later this ye…
Harry West
10 Oct 2017, 6:27
The Short Ball with Scotty, Mils, Crockett, & Baker
This week Mils and Scotty revel in the nail-biter between the All Blacks and the Springboks. Wyatt Crockett and Kurt Baker are gue…
Sam Smith
10 Oct 2017, 4:13
Watch: Stewart Cruden's masterful performance against Tonga Schools
The New Zealand Maori under-18s have come away with a 38-26 win over the Tongan schoolboys - a game that featured another eye-catc…
RugbyPass
09 Oct 2017, 22:41
Watch: The stats behind Malcolm Marx's perfect 10 rating
Despite coming out on the losing end against New Zealand on Saturday, Malcolm Marx can afford to be inwardly quite pleased with h…
Online Editors
09 Oct 2017, 15:13
Watch: Chiefs score clinically executed try straight off the training paddock
Exeter Chiefs went back to top of the table briefly at the weekend, beating Newcastle by 32 points to 24.
Online Editors
09 Oct 2017, 13:20
Jaguares appoint new head coach
Australia will now have a void to fill after the former Argentina hooker took up the opportunity to return to his homeland to succ…
Peter Thompson
09 Oct 2017, 11:05
Schedulers add insult to injury for Wasps
Wasps are on the ropes with a squad that is down to the bare bones and the schedulers have hit them with a low blow ahead of the C…
Andy Goode
09 Oct 2017, 7:58
EXCLUSIVE - SARU in advanced talks to add two teams to Anglo-Welsh Cup
Following the addition of the Cheetahs and Southern Kings to the Guinness PRO14 this season, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) …
Alex Shaw
09 Oct 2017, 5:31
Watch: In the sheds with Anton Lienert-Brown and the All Blacks
Anton Lienert-Brown who didn't see any game time on Saturday became an interviewer for a day, appearing to get more out of the pla…
Online Editors
09 Oct 2017, 5:28
Marty & Jamie review the epic All Black/Springbok test
Radio Sport NZ's Martin Devlin and Rugby Pass's Jamie Wall finally got the All Black/Springbok match they were so desperately look…
Jamie Wall
09 Oct 2017, 2:00
The 2017 Rugby Championship Review
Jamie Wall gives you the highs and lows of the Rugby Championship - complete with some sweet tries, an interesting rendition of a …
Jamie Wall
08 Oct 2017, 23:49
Kiwis carving up the north
It was another busy week for the New Zealand contingent of players across the European competitions, with a handful making all the…
Online Editors
08 Oct 2017, 21:33
Racing lose three on the trot
Toulouse have now won their last four Top 14 games after beating the champions, while Racing 92 suffered a third consecutive loss.
Peter Thompson
08 Oct 2017, 18:16
Alternative commentary - David Attenborough calling the Cheetahs game will make your Sunday evening
The Cheetahs joining the Pro14 gives rises to all sort of 'big cat' puns, analogies and general fun for the Northern Hemisphere fa…
RugbyPass
08 Oct 2017, 15:28
George the unlikely hat-trick hero as Sarries too good for Wasps
Saracens had an unlikely hat-trick hero in the shape of Jamie George as Wasps were beaten 38-19 in the Premiership.
Peter Hanson
08 Oct 2017, 15:00
SANZAAR release statement on de Allende red card
South Africa centre Damian de Allende will not serve a ban after it was ruled that he was wrongly sent off against the All Blacks.
Peter Thompson
08 Oct 2017, 10:24
These are the 64 'Youngs Guns' you need to watch out for in this year's Champions and Challenge Cups
The registered Champions Cup and Challenge Cup squads for the Premiership, PRO14 and Top 14 sides have been released and excitemen…
Alex Shaw
08 Oct 2017, 10:10
Video - 'Foot on the throat' - Robbie Henshaw was mic'd up for Leinster Munster and it's quality
British and Irish Lions star Robbie Henshaw was 'Mic'd Up' by Sky Sports for his return game for Leinster against Munster yesterda…
Ian Cameron
08 Oct 2017, 9:47
UPDATE: Brutal extent of Milner-Skudder dislocated shoulder emerges
A fresh injury blow will see Nehe Milner-Skudder miss up to six months of action after the New Zealand winger dislocated his right…
Peter Hanson
08 Oct 2017, 7:15
Wallabies overcome Pumas in Mendoza
The Wallabies completed their Rugby Championship with a hard-fought win over Argentina in Mendoza.
Dejan Kalinic
07 Oct 2017, 21:40
Sexton breaks record as Leinster and Scarlets claim derby spoils
Leinster and the Scarlets claimed derby bragging rights in the Pro14, while the Southern Kings were beaten again.
Peter Thompson
07 Oct 2017, 18:50
Springboks are heading in the right direction, insists Coetzee
The Springboks produced a much-improved display in Cape Town after humiliating 57-0 loss to the All Blacks last month.
Rob Lancaster
07 Oct 2017, 18:41
Lyon go top after Stade Francais beat Montpellier
Montpellier suffered their second Top 14 loss of the season in Paris and Lyon took advantage to go top.
Peter Thompson
07 Oct 2017, 18:36
Pumas v Wallabies LIVE NOW
You can follow all the action on our LIVE MATCH CENTRE.
Online Editors
07 Oct 2017, 18:29
Things get heated in post match interview when Peter O'Mahony is asked clumsy question
Interviewing a Munster captain after his team comes off a loss to Leinster can be a precarious situation for an interviewer, ably …
Tom Parker
07 Oct 2017, 14:44
Exeter seize top spot as Northampton slip up away at Kingsholm
Gloucester bounce back from a heavy defeat at Sale in style as they hold off the Northampton Saints to triumph at Kingsholm.
Rob Lancaster
07 Oct 2017, 14:13
De Allende sent off as All Blacks edge Newlands thriller
South Africa threatened to gain revenge for their record drubbing by New Zealand three weeks ago, but suffered an agonising loss.
Peter Thompson
07 Oct 2017, 14:11
Damian de Allende given the softest red card in the history of red cards
South Africa and New Zealand played out one of the best Test matches of the year today, but one decision in the 76th minute sticks…
RugbyPass
07 Oct 2017, 13:55
All Blacks beat Boks in epic test
The All Blacks have beaten the Springboks 25-24 in an intense, thrilling match at Newlands in Cape Town.
Online Editors
07 Oct 2017, 13:14
WATCH: Care and Vissers telepathic understanding leads to two tries
Danny Care was in exceptional form last night on his way to collecting the man-of-the-match award and defeating Sale by 42 points …
Online Editors
07 Oct 2017, 11:59
All Blacks v Springboks LIVE NOW
Will it be another walkover for the All Blacks or are they ripe for an ambush? See how it plays out on our exclusive LIVE MATCH CE…
Online Editors
07 Oct 2017, 11:12
England back-row suffers suspected dislocated shoulder
Eddie Jones will be down one back-row for the upcoming autumn internationals after suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder.
Peter Thompson
07 Oct 2017, 10:40
Warriors extend winning streak, Ulster earn derby triumph
There was late drama in Bloemfontein, where Glasgow Warriors made it six Pro14 wins out of six against the Cheetahs.
Russell Greaves
06 Oct 2017, 21:49
Rampant Quins thrash sorry Sharks
Danny Care was the headline act in a thrilling showing from Harlequins, who secured a bonus-point victory over Sale Sharks.
Russell Greaves
06 Oct 2017, 21:45
The 1014 Podcast: Rugby Championship Round Five Review
The 1014 uncover some common attack systems used between the All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks to score tries.
RugbyPass
06 Oct 2017, 17:05
Watch: Ireland's fastest rugby players have been revealed
Rugby is a game of attrition in the northern hemisphere, played throughout the winter and hence doesn't always lend itself to the…
Online Editors
06 Oct 2017, 15:31
Watch: The Ranfurly Shield has a new home
Taranaki have stunned Canterbury 55-43 in Christchurch last night, winning the famous Ranfurly Shield for the first time since 201…
Online Editors
06 Oct 2017, 15:30
South Africa v New Zealand: Everything you need to know
It may be a dead rubber, but South Africa and New Zealand still have plenty to play for in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
Jack Davies
06 Oct 2017, 14:47
Argentina v Australia: Everything you need to know
Second place is up for grabs for Australia, while Argentina are looking to avoid a first winless Rugby Championship since 2013.
Nicholas McGee
06 Oct 2017, 12:39
Authorities need to look carefully at injury crises
Two Premiership clubs training together in October because of a lack of fit players can’t be right and those in charge of the ga…
Andy Goode
06 Oct 2017, 7:42
Three to see in the Top 14 this weekend: Radradra, Lambie and Fofana
Semi Radradra a surprise inclusion in Toulon starting line-up, while Pat Lambie will debut for Racing at 15 and Wesley Fofana retu…
James Harrington
06 Oct 2017, 6:07
Wallabies unchanged for the first time under Cheika
Australia are in the unfamiliar position of having an unchanged starting XV for the Rugby Championship Test against Argentina.
Peter Thompson
06 Oct 2017, 4:09
Understanding the All Black support in Cape Town
Where will you find the most passionate All Black fans? All evidence points to the aged stands of Newlands this weekend.
Jamie Wall
05 Oct 2017, 19:39
Ruggamatrix episode 256
Should the rest of the world step up to All Blacks standards? This is a theme on message boards and we address it on this week's …
Online Editors
05 Oct 2017, 16:13
Watch: Rugby 18 gameplay, do we finally have a game worth playing?
The game is set to arrive on our shelves October the 27th, brought to us by Big Ben Interactive and Eko Studio.
Online Editors
05 Oct 2017, 15:56
World Rugby approves HIA time extension
A three-minute time extension for HIA assessments, as requested by the RFU and Premiership Rugby, has been approved by World Rugby…
RugbyPass
05 Oct 2017, 15:10
Watch: Is the Aviva Premierships injury crisis out of control?
In the past four years the average tackle count has risen by a startling 33.2 percent, according to figures from The Telegraph.
Online Editors
05 Oct 2017, 14:00
Springboks name team for All Blacks finale
Allister Coetzee has shuffled the pack for South Africa's final Rugby Championship match against New Zealand, making enforced chan…
Peter Thompson
05 Oct 2017, 11:43
Video - Augustine Pulu red carded after a sublime piece of skill from opposition player
A week on from ripping off the post protectors in the Mitre 10 Cup, Counties Manakau scrumhalf Augustine Pulu has seen red again.
Ian Cameron
05 Oct 2017, 9:56
STATEMENT: 'Huge wrench' - WRU and Ospreys release statement on Rhys Webb's departure to 'undisclosed club'
The Welsh Rugby Union and the Ospreys have released a statement in which they say they can confirm that Rhys Webb has informed the…
Ian Cameron
05 Oct 2017, 5:51
Ulster release statement on worrying Marcell Coetzee development
Ulster Rugby have a released a statement on Marcell Coetzee's condition after the Springbok backrow pulled up in training this wee…
Ian Cameron
05 Oct 2017, 5:14
Brad Thorn 'grateful for opportunity' as Super Rugby headcoach sacked
Nick Stiles was sacked on Thursday, with Super Rugby outfit Queensland Reds turning to a notable New Zealand World Cup winner.
Sacha Pisani
05 Oct 2017, 4:17
The Short Ball Podcast: Beaver drops in for a chat
Scotty and Mils talk about the benefits of the All Blacks playing in Cape Town, a bit of Mitre 10 Cup and get a surprise call from…
RugbyPass
05 Oct 2017, 2:29
Familiar faces return for All Blacks
The All Blacks team has been named to play the final Rugby Championship match against South Africa at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town …
Online Editors
05 Oct 2017, 0:09
Watch: Aaron Cruden's brother duels the next Beauden Barrett
The crossing of paths between Stewart Cruden and Fergus Burke could prove to be an historic one in the future.
RugbyPass
04 Oct 2017, 17:27
Saliva samples to be taken from Aviva Premiership players as part of study - RFU
The Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby today confirmed that World Rugby has approved an optional period of up to three min…
RugbyPass
04 Oct 2017, 8:14
Blair Cowan pens new deal
Blair Cowan has signed a contract extension with London Irish, the club have announced. Cowan, 31, who has been a pivotal figu…
RugbyPass
04 Oct 2017, 6:40
Wasps are on the hunt for reinforcements...and they've got a war chest
With an unusually high amount of injuries in the early portion of this season, it shouldn’t be surprising to find that several P…
Alex Shaw
04 Oct 2017, 6:33
Quade Cooper to mastermind Wallabies downfall
Australia international Quade Cooper will be aiming to take down the Wallabies when he captains the Barbarians in Sydney.
Matthew Scott
04 Oct 2017, 6:27
Harlequins release interesting statement regarding Kyle Sinckler's 'public reputation'
Following yesterday's hearing in Bristol, Kyle Sinckler has been banned for seven weeks after being charged with making contact wi…
RugbyPass
04 Oct 2017, 4:58
Watch - HKRU Premiership's Friday Night Lights...and fights
A fitful Friday night match turned into a dramatic affair tonight at Kings Park as Kowloon claimed their first win of the Old Mutu…
Online Editors
04 Oct 2017, 0:50
Springboks v All Blacks - What do the numbers say?
New Zealand have scored 221 points and 32 tries in this tournament this year, they need 42 points and seven tries in this game to …
Sam Smith
03 Oct 2017, 20:07
Los Pumas v Wallabies - What do the numbers say?
Israel Folau has crossed the try line five times this campaign and pulled Dillyn Leyds hair once - more than any other player in t…
Sam Smith
03 Oct 2017, 19:55
England prop Sinckler cops lengthy ban for 'gouge'
England and Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler has been banned following allegations of eye gouging were made against him during a Prem…
Jack Davies
03 Oct 2017, 18:14
Rico Syme impresses in NZ Barbarians debut
Here are our three top performers of the match and names to watch out for in the future.
Ben Smith
03 Oct 2017, 16:23
Rugby takes a back seat: a wild ride in Buenos Aires
Jamie Wall's crazy journey through Buenos Aires traffic, nightlife and everything else off the park during the All Blacks' visit t…
Jamie Wall
03 Oct 2017, 16:08
Watch: Ospreys' Baldwin 'on the mend' after lion bite
After being bitten by a lion in South Africa, the Ospreys are hopeful Scott Baldwin can make a swift recovery.
Jack Davies
03 Oct 2017, 14:29
Watch: The best skills and the biggest hits from from this weekends Aviva Premiership
There were some moments of magic in the Aviva Premiership this weekend and lucky for us the best have been neatly packaged up in t…
Online Editors
03 Oct 2017, 14:09
Munster's Taute sidelined for six months
A knee injury has ruled Munster's Jaco Taute out for six months.
Jack Davies
03 Oct 2017, 13:28
England, Wasps boosted as Hughes avoids serious injury
Nathan Hughes only sustained a dead leg during Wasps' loss to Bath and is expected back within two weeks.
Tom Webber
03 Oct 2017, 13:27
Carter still feels 'pretty sick' about drink-driving incident
Dan Carter thoroughly regrets the drink-driving incident that resulted in him losing his licence for five months.
Tom Webber
03 Oct 2017, 8:17
WATCH: Tongan schoolboy produces bone-jarring hit
Whenever you play a pacific island team, you know you are going to be at risk of being on the end of a bell-ringer. Tongan schoolb…
Online Editors
03 Oct 2017, 4:34
Even Gloucester fans will agree with Andy Goode's critique of their team
From beating the champions on the opening day of the season to equalling their biggest ever Premiership defeat against Sale a few …
Andy Goode
03 Oct 2017, 4:21
Quartet added to Springboks squad
Dan du Preez could make his Test debut in South Africa's final match of the Rugby Championship against the All Blacks.
Peter Thompson
02 Oct 2017, 20:14
Sinckler needs to deal with 'chip on shoulder' if he wants to make mark on game - Andy Goode
Kyle Sinckler may have played in all three Tests for the British & Irish Lions in the summer but he needs to smarten up his act if…
Andy Goode
02 Oct 2017, 13:30
Pat Lambie fast-tracked into Racing colours after concussion
Racing 92 have one eye on their European Champions Cup campaign as they consider naming South African Pat Lambie in their squad fo…
James Harrington
02 Oct 2017, 13:06
Eagles take Aviva Premiership head coach
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Gary Gold will leave the club to become head coach with the United States.
Russell Greaves
02 Oct 2017, 9:18
Watch: Beast Cokanasiga puts pen to paper on four year deal
The 19-year-old was named in Eddie Jones’ England squad for the summer tour to Argentina after helping the Exiles make an immedi…
Online Editors
02 Oct 2017, 7:40
Mass postponements tarnish Premiership A League
Just a few short weeks into the season and the Premiership's A League is already coming in for heavy criticism.
Alex Shaw
02 Oct 2017, 7:05
Foley urges Australia to rise to Argentina challenge
Australia's Rugby Championship campaign concludes in Mendoza on Saturday and Bernard Foley is determined to finish on a high.
Russell Greaves
02 Oct 2017, 6:44
Kiwis in European action over the weekend
While the All Blacks had another comfortable win over the Pumas over the weekend, there were plenty of other New Zealanders playin…
Online Editors
01 Oct 2017, 23:02
SBW gifts gear to kids
The good deeds / strong PR continues from SBW. This time he has taken the time to take off his socks and shorts and throw them to …
RugbyPass
01 Oct 2017, 22:18
Watch: Sinckler cited for alleged eye-gouging
Kyle Sinckler could face a lengthy ban following an incident involving Northampton Saints' Michael Paterson at Franklin's Gardens.
Peter Thompson
01 Oct 2017, 15:25
Nadolo scores hat-trick as Montpellier thrash Brive
Montpellier hammered Brive to go two points clear at the top of the Top 14 table, scoring eight tries in a ruthless rout.
Peter Thompson
01 Oct 2017, 15:19
Bath consign Wasps to third successive defeat
Wasps are on their worst Premiership run since January 2016 after losing at home to Bath.
Tom Webber
01 Oct 2017, 14:04
Springbok ruled out of final test against the All Blacks
South Africa have confirmed they will be without the services of one player for their final Rugby Championship match against New Z…
Christopher Devine
01 Oct 2017, 13:58
Watch: Brian O'Driscoll gives his view on Sean O'Brien's controversial comments
While O'Driscoll commends the frankness with which O'Brien spoke, he was to some degree baffled about the reasoning behind it.
Online Editors
01 Oct 2017, 9:35
Watch: This is why it's impossible not to like CJ Stander
Munster had their big names back for yesterdays 39-16 victory over Cardiff at Thomond Park, none bigger or classier than CJ Stan…
Online Editors
01 Oct 2017, 7:52
Youngsters will 'grow an arm and a leg' following Argentina win - Hansen
Argentina made life difficult for the All Blacks in the second half on Saturday, but Steve Hansen believes his players will learn …
Christopher Devine
01 Oct 2017, 7:06
Erasmus and Coetzee not on the same page over new Munster coach
Johann van Graan is a man in demand, with Munster and South Africa seemingly in a tug-of-war for his services.
Matthew Scott
01 Oct 2017, 6:53
Coetzee frustrated by profligate Boks
Allister Coetzee lamented South Africa's failure to make the most of their chances in the Rugby Championship draw with Australia.
Matthew Scott
01 Oct 2017, 6:49
Cheika defends Folau over Leyds hair pull
South Africa wing Dillyn Leyds said Israel Folau "100 per cent" pulled his hair in a tackle, but Australia coach Michael Cheika di…
Matthew Scott
01 Oct 2017, 6:44
Perese, Timani and Arnold released from Australia squad
Australia have trimmed their Rugby Championship squad, with Izaia Perese, Lopeti Timani and Rory Arnold released for game time in …
Christopher Devine
01 Oct 2017, 6:36
Lyon lead Top 14 after clinging on for victory at Racing
Lyon were victorious away at Racing 92 for the first time in almost 12 years, moving them up to first in the Top 14.
Tom Webber
01 Oct 2017, 6:34
Retallick to miss Springboks Test after family bereavement
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen revealed a family tragedy involving lock Brodie Retallick, who lost his baby son prematurely.
Sacha Pisani
01 Oct 2017, 6:30
Zebre stun Ulster as returning Lions lift Munster
Munster returned to winning ways with a bonus-point triumph over Cardiff Blues, Zebre stunned Ulster and Southern Kings lost again…
Matthew Scott
01 Oct 2017, 6:29
DENIAL: Cheika explodes at journalist over Folau hair pulling issue
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika blew up at a journalist who pointed out that Israel Folau pulled the hair of Dillyn Leyds in his si…
Ian Cameron
01 Oct 2017, 6:28
Full match report: Barrett, Read inspire All Blacks in Buenos Aires
Beauden Barrett and Kieran Read starred in New Zealand's win over Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Sacha Pisani
30 Sep 2017, 22:52
Player Ratings: All Blacks v Los Pumas
Richard North
30 Sep 2017, 22:00
All Blacks 36 Pumas 10 - champs run riot in first half
The All Blacks competed another Rugby Championship win in Buenos Aires today, beating Argentina 36-10.
Jamie Wall
30 Sep 2017, 20:45
LIVE NOW: Pumas v All Blacks
You can follow all the action right here in Rugby Pass's LIVE MATCH CENTRE.
Online Editors
30 Sep 2017, 18:32
Watch: Ugo Monye takes out Worcester Warriors’ Jack Singleton from commentary box
Ugo Monye appears to take aim at Jack Singleton and even more incredibly hits the bullseye.
Online Editors
30 Sep 2017, 14:21
Wallabies and Springboks draw again to hand All Blacks Rugby Championship
Elton Jantjies missed a late penalty as South Africa and Australia played out their second draw of the 2017 Rugby Championship.
Matthew Scott
30 Sep 2017, 14:13
Northampton top Premiership as Exeter falter at Leicester
Defeat for Exeter Chiefs at Leicester Tigers sees Northampton Saints top the Premiership following their win against Harlequins.
Jack Davies
30 Sep 2017, 14:07
Watch: Denny Solomona scores sensational try
It's been a turbulent period for Denny Solomona, from a very promising start to his international career in Argentina to getting s…
Online Editors
30 Sep 2017, 7:33
Video - Baldwin apologises for being bitten by lion...and posts new video of incident
Scott Baldwin missed the Ospreys' game with the Cheetahs after being bitten by a lion and has said sorry for letting the club's fa…
Christopher Devine
30 Sep 2017, 6:51
The next man up in England's youth movement
After setting the World Rugby U20 Championship alight in the summer, Harlequins’ talented back Gabriel Ibitoye is ready to take …
Alex Shaw
30 Sep 2017, 6:33
Convincing wins for Sale and Saracens, Newcastle go top
Newcastle Falcons' bonus-point win over London Irish sent them clear of Saracens at the Premiership summit.
Tom Webber
30 Sep 2017, 4:17
Glasgow maintain 100 per cent record as Cheetahs down Ospreys
Treviso rallied in the second half but were the fifth team to be defeated by Glasgow Warriors in Pro14 this season.
Tom Webber
30 Sep 2017, 4:13
Lion does Cheetahs a favour after bite rules out Ospreys' Baldwin
Ospreys hooker Scott Baldwin was not left with a severe injury after a lion bit him on the hand - that's the mane thing.
Tom Webber
30 Sep 2017, 4:08
Injuries & salary cap won't dampen Wasps' celebrations
Dai Young may be in the midst of an injury crisis with a smaller squad at his disposal but Wasps' 150th anniversary celebrations …
Andy Goode
29 Sep 2017, 21:19
Pumas v All Blacks: Everything you need to know
Argentina will need to beat New Zealand for the first time in their history to stop the All Blacks winning the Rugby Championship.
Tom Webber
29 Sep 2017, 16:55
Highlights: New Zealand Schools Barbarians vs Tonga Schoolboys
New Zealand Schools Barbarians have come away with a gritty 33-19 win over the Tongan Schoolboys in Palmerston North, whilst the N…
Online Editors
29 Sep 2017, 14:49
South Africa v Australia: Everything you need to know
South Africa will attempt to respond to their humiliating hammering against the All Blacks when they host Australia.
Peter Thompson
29 Sep 2017, 13:53
The incredible rise of David Havili
Peteso Cannon
29 Sep 2017, 13:13
Watch: Young Welsh sevens rugby star turned internet rap sensation
Wales Sevens star Lloyd Lewis is about to release the first of rap singles which were recorded in a converted garage.
Online Editors
29 Sep 2017, 11:50
Japan coach takes up the reins at the Sunwolves
Jamie Joseph knows he has taken on a "huge challenge" with the Sunwolves, but the Japan coach is raring to go.
Peter Thompson
29 Sep 2017, 7:47
Reports confirm the new Munster Director of Rugby
With the heavily tipped Dave Wessels taking up the post at Melbourne Rebels, Munster had to go in a different direction in the se…
Online Editors
29 Sep 2017, 7:33
The Rebels confirm new head coach
Munster were strongly linked but the South African said he has "unfinished business" in Super Rugby.
Peter Thompson
29 Sep 2017, 5:23
Watch: The Honey Badger beatboxes to the Julian Savea groove
RugbyPass is delighted to bring you yet another serving of Nic Cummins, the enigmatic Wallaby accompanied by All Black Julian Save…
Online Editors
29 Sep 2017, 4:58
#JamieOnTour: Buenos Aires
Steak, bitter football rivalry and a bit of rugby for good measure. Join Jamie Wall and Joe Fiu as they preview the All Blacks/Pum…
Jamie Wall
29 Sep 2017, 2:34
Cynical Springbok fans skeptical about Coetzee's changes
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made four personnel changes ahead of this weekend's clash with the Wallabies, but cynical fan…
Richard North
29 Sep 2017, 2:06
The Rugby Pod - Episode 4
Ed Jackson joins the pod to tell his inspiring story about his rehab from a broken neck. Some huge transfer news in the rumour mil…
Rugby Pod
29 Sep 2017, 0:17
What you need to know about Rugby World Cup 2023
The final presentations have been given, the Q&A's are over, when do we find out the host nation of the Rugby World Cup 2023?
Peteso Cannon
28 Sep 2017, 15:24
Watch the Archbishop of Banterbury talk about industrial strength magnets
James Haskell appears to be back to his old ways after the infamous water bottle incident with Joe Marler a fortnight ago.
Online Editors
28 Sep 2017, 13:45
Marty & Jamie run down the issues
Martin Devlin from Radio Sport NZ and Rugby Pass's Jamie Wall talk a bit of All Blacks, exactly where the Wallabies and Springboks…
Online Editors
28 Sep 2017, 6:16
Wallabies trio handed first starts against Springboks
Michael Cheika felt a clash with the Springboks was a good opportunity to give three players a first Test start this weekend.
Peter Thompson
28 Sep 2017, 4:08
Check out the impressive NZ Schoolboys forward pack
Last week we brought you the monstrous NZ Schoolboys backline, this time we're having a look at the equally gigantic forwards.
RugbyPass
28 Sep 2017, 1:45
Hansen names one new cap in All Black side to play Pumas
The All Blacks team has been named to play the Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Estadio José Amalfitani.
Online Editors
28 Sep 2017, 0:07
Goode backs shorter tours and smaller squads
Following the Lions controversy prompted by Sean O’Brien’s comments last week, and an announcement that number of games on the…
Tim Groves
27 Sep 2017, 23:47
Lions discontent amongst wider squad
Former Scotland international Jim Hamilton said he had heard murmurings of discontent from within the camp but disagreed with O’…
Rugby Pod
27 Sep 2017, 23:39
Los Pumas v All Blacks - What do the numbers say?
This weekend the All Blacks travel to Buenos Aires where they will face Los Pumas for a second time this season. Check out all th…
Sam Smith
27 Sep 2017, 22:50
The Short Ball - RWC2023
On this week's episode of The Short Ball, Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina discuss the merits of each of the three Rugby World Cup…
Sam Smith
27 Sep 2017, 21:19
Wallabies player faces the rest of the season on the sideline
Melbourne Rebels and Australia speedster Sefa Naivalu has been sidelined for "four to five months" after dislocating his shoulder.
RugbyPass
27 Sep 2017, 15:38
Watch: 12 times that speed beat everything
To champion quickness in our game we’ve put together some of the greatest examples of times when speed beat everything.
James Flaus
27 Sep 2017, 15:00
Speculation mounts over Jamie Heaslip's future as extent of injury becomes clear
Leinster have omitted Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslip from their European Cup Squad, adding to speculation that his ongoing inj…
Ian Cameron
27 Sep 2017, 12:25
Rhys Webb's future seems all but decided: reports
Toulon are stepping up their efforts to tempt Welsh scrum-half Rhys Webb to the Top 14 next season, after missing out on the signa…
James Harrington
27 Sep 2017, 11:39
Charles Piutau on the 'hardest point in my career so far'
Charles Piutau is widely regarded as one of the most talented backs in world rugby, expected to go on and win many more All Blacks…
Online Editors
27 Sep 2017, 11:23
Video - Piers Morgan pulls apart alarmist anti-rugby Professor's argument on live television
After fresh calls in the UK this week for tackling to banned in the age grade rugby, an unlikely hero has come to the defense of r…
Ian Cameron
27 Sep 2017, 8:44
BREAKING: Cardiff release statement as Danny Wilson rejects offer
The Cardiff Blues have today confirmed that Danny Wilson has decided to leave his position of head coach of the side.
Online Editors
27 Sep 2017, 7:24
Watch: The Honey Badger aka Nick Cummins, officially appointed as Brisbane Global Rugby Tens party planner
Nick Cummins appears to be taking his position as party planner for the Brisbane tens tournament very seriously, we know this beca…
Peteso Cannon
27 Sep 2017, 5:11
Rugby World Cup 2023: The State of Play - France
With the bidding process for the 2023 Rugby World Cup hotting up, we continue our look at the potential host countries and break d…
Dan Johansson
27 Sep 2017, 1:55
The closest Los Pumas have got to beating the All Blacks
That one draw in 1985, which ended 21-all, remains one of the greatest days in Argentine rugby - but if the All Blacks had their w…
Jamie Wall
26 Sep 2017, 23:18
The Short Ball with Scotty & Mils - The Veteran
This episode Mils and Scotty chat to Derren Witcombe, coach of the Taniwha; preview the big clashes in this weekend's Mitre 10 Cup…
Sam Smith
26 Sep 2017, 22:31
Coetzee questions his player's technical ability and releases a further three Boks
Allister Coetzee the Springboks coach, feels one player in particular lacks the technical ability that is needed at international …
Online Editors
26 Sep 2017, 15:29
Wallabies lock Coleman weighing up next move
Munster and Melbourne Rebels are among the clubs linked with Adam Coleman, but the Australia lock will not rush a decision on his …
Peter Thompson
26 Sep 2017, 7:19
Injury boost for Springboks ahead of autumn internationals
South Africa team doctor Konrad von Hagen said captain Warren Whiteley is in the final phase of rehabilitation.
Peter Thompson
26 Sep 2017, 6:51
The Super Rugbyfication of the Premiership and its fringe defence problem
For many years now, there has been a sizeable group of English rugby fans – and many fans from other northern hemisphere countri…
Alex Shaw
26 Sep 2017, 4:54
Watch: Terrible Haka Video Goes Viral (ish)
A seemingly innocuous upload to an All Blacks "Banter" page on Facebook has highlighted just how many Kiwis have been guilty of Ha…
Online Editors
26 Sep 2017, 3:59
Highlights - HKRU Premiership Super Saturday
Societe Generale Valley, Bloomberg HK Scottish and Natixis HKFC all got their seasons off to a winning start on the HKRU Old Mutua…
RugbyPass
25 Sep 2017, 22:25
Most Watched 2017: The monstrous NZ Schoolboys backline
New Zealand are always expected to bring a strong line-up in the annual schoolboy test match against Australia. This year however…
Online Editors
25 Sep 2017, 19:22
Video - Connacht coach gives one of the most ****ed off post match interviews in years
Sky interviewer Graham Simmons interviewed Connacht head coach Kieran Keane in the aftermath of his side's loss to Cardiff at the …
Ian Cameron
25 Sep 2017, 17:03
Scotland's midfield stocks just took a major blow
Scotland could be without Alex Dunbar for their November internationals after he was ruled out for at least six weeks.
Nicholas McGee
25 Sep 2017, 16:47
Irish brought back down to earth with a bump - Andy Goode
Maybe we all got a bit carried away on the opening weekend of the season with the sun beating down and a record 50 tries scored.
Andy Goode
25 Sep 2017, 13:23
Finn Russell set for Top 14 move: reports
Scotland's Finn Russell could be on the verge of joining Top 14 side Racing 92, according to reports in the French media.
James Harrington
25 Sep 2017, 9:43
WRU preparing massive salary bid to bring Ross Moriarty home
It is no secret that the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) are keen to bring dynamic flanker Ross Moriarty back across the Severn and to tea…
Alex Shaw
25 Sep 2017, 7:54
"Yes" - Billy Vunipola claims he's prepared to take a pay cut
Billy Vunipola said he would take a pay cut to avoid burn out prior to his latest injury setback for Saracens.
Tom Webber
25 Sep 2017, 6:20
The universal language of rugby - Japan
Jared James is the only foreigner in an all Japanese rugby team, Shizuoka Rugby Club. The 24-year old headed to Japan teach Englis…
RugbyPass
25 Sep 2017, 4:44
Rugby Pod - Singapore showbiz
Jim's back with tales from Four Floors and Jamie George joins us to talk Philly, Lions, season length & more
Rugby Pod
25 Sep 2017, 4:17
RWC 2023: The State of Play – South Africa
After our profile on rival bidders Ireland, it’s time to turn our attention to the sole entrant from the Southern Hemisphere and…
Dan Johansson
25 Sep 2017, 0:46
If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying
We look a the pantheon of great moments in both successful and unsuccessful rugby cheating. Rest easy Aaron Smith, this is only fo…
Jamie Wall
25 Sep 2017, 0:15
Kiwis carving up the north
While there was an election back home over the weekend, New Zealanders still made an impact in the Aviva Premiership, Pro14 and To…
Online Editors
24 Sep 2017, 20:24
Asafo Aumua is a beast on defence as well
New Wellington hooker Asafo Aumua has been lighting up highlight reels with ball in hand so far in the Mitre 10 Cup, but he showed…
Online Editors
24 Sep 2017, 17:00
Late try snatches Toulon win, Lyon up to third
Argentine back-row Facundo Isa was Toulon's match-winner and Josua Tuisova scored two tries in a narrow victory in Paris.
Peter Thompson
24 Sep 2017, 16:34
Video - Think Northern Hemisphere sides don't do handling skills? Watch this Scarlets try
Scarlets are second in Conference B after Gareth Davies scored one try and laid on another in a 28-8 bonus-point win over Edinburg…
RugbyPass
24 Sep 2017, 13:50
Exeter Chiefs cruise to first place, Northampton Saints hammer London Irish
Olly Woodburn's double helped Exeter Chiefs to a resounding victory over Wasps, while Northampton Saints thumped struggling London…
RugbyPass
24 Sep 2017, 13:33
BREAKING: Billy Vunipola ruled out until 2018
A knee-cartilage injury will sideline Billy Vunipola for four months, Saracens have confirmed.
Alex Fisher
24 Sep 2017, 12:42
Beale eyes morale-boosting Bloemfontein win
Australia may have suffered earlier in 2017 but their form is improving and victory over South Africa would be huge, says Kurtley …
Alex Fisher
24 Sep 2017, 7:19
Jones reveals that he's hunting for a certain type of player for his RWC squad
With two years until the World Cup, Eddie Jones hopes to find a rookie with the X factor for his England squad.
Alex Fisher
24 Sep 2017, 7:05
Video - Unheard of moment of madness sees Augustine Pulu get a talking to from ref
Augustine Pulu does not like fat post pads, especially when he's trying to defend the line.
Ian Cameron
24 Sep 2017, 5:31
WATCH: Brutal elbow in Top14 clash ends in a red card
Montpellier lock Konstantin Mikautadze got himself an early shower in his side's hiding at the hands of Bordeaux Begles today, tha…
Jamie Wall
23 Sep 2017, 19:37
Zebre heap more misery on the Kings, Cardiff get off the mark
The Italians kept the Kings waiting for their first victory since moving to the Pro14, scoring three tries in each half.
Peter Thompson
23 Sep 2017, 19:19
Hickey lights it up for Bordeaux Begles
Montpellier suffered their first Top 14 loss of the season at Bordeaux, thanks in no small part to an inspired display from Simon …
Peter Thompson
23 Sep 2017, 19:13
The latest from Saturday's Aviva Premiership
Saracens overpowered Sale at Allianz Park despite losing Billy Vunipola in the first half, while Leicester and Newcastle edged to …
Peter Thompson
23 Sep 2017, 14:09
Worrying scenes for both Saracens and England
Saracens have just run out comprehensive winners against Sale Sharks by 41-13. One blot on their otherwise pristine copybook …
Online Editors
23 Sep 2017, 11:55
Martyn Williams calls for a change of captaincy in the Welsh team
Current skipper Alun Wyn Jones was given the captaincy for last years campaign and is tipped by many to be captain this autumn, du…
Online Editors
23 Sep 2017, 9:46
RWC 2023: State of play - Ireland
Excitement is mounting ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, which is just two short years away.
Dan Johansson
23 Sep 2017, 3:27
Gloucester hold off fightback
Gloucester claimed a 24-19 Premiership victory today, despite a tense second half.
Nicholas McGee
22 Sep 2017, 18:50
Leinster's perfect start wiped out in South Africa
Leinster's perfect Pro14 record is no more after a heavy defeat.
Nicholas McGee
22 Sep 2017, 18:10
Worcester facing winter of discontent - Andy Goode
It may still be September and today is only the first day of autumn officially but Worcester could be heading for a ‘winter of d…
Andy Goode
22 Sep 2017, 9:13
Watch: Lions PR department refute Sean O'Brien's claims 'line by line'
Lions chief executive John Feehan has defended Warren Gatland in the wake of O'Brien's criticism of his coaching panel on Wednesda…
Online Editors
22 Sep 2017, 7:38
The secret behind AJ MacGinty's near immaculate kicking stats
The USA and Sale Sharks fly-half has made a phenomenal start with the boot to Sale's Aviva Premiership campaign.
Online Editors
22 Sep 2017, 5:39
One omission from Wallabies team for South Africa and Argentina Tests
Michael Cheika has made only one change to the Wallabies squad for their upcoming tour, leaving Adam Korczyk at home.
Peter Thompson
22 Sep 2017, 5:03
Confirmation on the extent of Israel Dagg's injury
Israel Dagg will spend the rest of 2017 resting a knee injury after a stop-start year for the All Blacks and Crusaders.
Matthew Scott
22 Sep 2017, 4:57
Jones names English training squad
Eddie Jones has opted to leave out four Lions from his three-day training camp commencing Sunday the 24th of September in Oxford.
Peteso Cannon
22 Sep 2017, 4:43
What does the 2018 draw mean for your Super Rugby team?
After breaking down the 19 rounds of the competition next year, here’s the teams that have done well and the ones that haven’t…
Jamie Wall
22 Sep 2017, 3:20
Barrett's holiday cancelled
Beauden Barrett will once again don the number 10 jersey against the Pumas, and will most likely play 80 minutes.
Online Editors
21 Sep 2017, 23:39
Ludicrous talk of extending season has to stop, says Hamilton
Former Scotland international and double Premiership champion and European Cup winner with Saracens, Jim Hamilton, has labelled th…
Rugby Pod
21 Sep 2017, 21:46
Let's talk about Springbok selection policies
Merit based or race based? Andrew Mehrtens gave his two cents on The Short Ball this week, laying into the debate about South Afri…
Online Editors
21 Sep 2017, 21:11
O'Brien fallout: Lions officials hit back, flanker explains himself
Sean O'Brien's criticism of the British and Irish Lions' efforts under Warren Gatland in New Zealand have taken team officials by …
Iain Strachan
21 Sep 2017, 19:29
Exclusive - Six clubs circling young Saracens star
They say it never rains but it pours and the forecast is certainly beginning to look cloudy in North London.
Alex Shaw
21 Sep 2017, 14:18
Billy Vunipola supports O'Brien's critique of Lions coaching staff
English backrower Billy Vunipola believes if the Lions had been under the tutelage of Eddie Jones in New Zealand, the tourists wou…
Online Editors
21 Sep 2017, 12:07
WATCH: Can 20 year old French centre live up to the hype?
Penaud burst onto the international scene in June, scoring a try against the Springboks in Durban and putting in a solid shift at …
Callum Whitten
21 Sep 2017, 11:10
Ryan's France Sevens job tip of a big Bleu rugby iceberg
Coach who masterminded Fiji's sevens glory at Rio joins France as a consultant - and it's just one part of a slow rebirth of the F…
James Harrington
21 Sep 2017, 8:48
New Super Rugby format, draw announced
Three less teams, one less conference and a change in flight patterns for the Sunwolves.
Online Editors
21 Sep 2017, 2:26
NZ Prime Minister's son is a gun on the rugby field
English Jr. was the captain of the St Pats Town 1st XV in Wellington, and was also included in the Hurricanes under-18 squad this …
Online Editors
20 Sep 2017, 23:47
The Mitre10 Cup Mascot Crisis
There is currently a mascot crisis gripping the Mitre10 Cup. On this week's episode of The Short Ball, Scotty & Mils try and fail …
Sam Smith
20 Sep 2017, 23:33
Ruggamatrix episode 255
57-0 gives us plenty to talk about. Were the All Blacks that good? Were the Springboks that bad?
Online Editors
20 Sep 2017, 23:16
Will the All Blacks affect the upcoming NZ election?
If you didn’t know, New Zealand has a general election coming up this weekend - so it’s probably worth having a look at how th…
Jamie Wall
20 Sep 2017, 20:50
O'Brien blames Lions coaching panel for drawn series with the All Blacks
O'Brien recounts one particular instance where the team had a triple training session just two days prior to the first test, insis…
Peteso Cannon
20 Sep 2017, 14:01
Sale star more focused on club duties than England
After being sent home from August's training camp, Denny Solomona is focused on Sale Sharks rather than an England return.
Alex Fisher
20 Sep 2017, 12:38
Three new faces drafted into the Springboks squad
'Apart from the New Zealand match, this squad showed progress so far this season and the next two home matches give us more opport…
Peter Thompson
20 Sep 2017, 11:55
EXCLUSIVE: 48 polled Premiership players on what they really think of an extended season
When World Rugby announced its reforms for the global season back in March, it understandably provoked a mixed reaction.
Alex Shaw
20 Sep 2017, 6:08
Watch: The Top 14's best ever French flair moments
If French rugby is known for anything it’s flair. Week in week out the Top 14 shows off crazy kicking, impossible off-loads, and…
James Flaus
20 Sep 2017, 5:33
Vile abuse directed at Springboks & their families
Eben Etzebeth has called out the vile abuse that has been directed at Springbok players and their families following their defeat …
Natalya King
20 Sep 2017, 0:16
Stade Francais in the pink as Jules Plisson and four more French stars decide their futures
Rivals have been circling Stade, hoping to tempt Jules Plisson, Jonathan Danty, Remi Bonfils, Paul Gabrillagues and Alexandre Flan…
James Harrington
19 Sep 2017, 14:15
Latest on Danny Cipriani's injury sustained during Sundays encounter with Harlequins
Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “It’s obviously not ideal to be without some of our key players, but it’s likely …
Peteso Cannon
19 Sep 2017, 13:06
Watch: The Dragons just signed 116kg of prime American beef
He arrives at Rodney Parade as injury cover for Sam Beard and Tyler Morgan. Beard suffered a shoulder injury against Edinburgh two…
Online Editors
19 Sep 2017, 10:18
Injury update on Springboks flanker Jaco Kriel
It would appear that the injury Jaco Kriel sustained in the Springboks clash with Australia seems to be more serious than first an…
Online Editors
19 Sep 2017, 6:41
What the hell is this
Former All Black Victor Vito won the Top 14 player of the year award earlier in the week, and for some reason was presented with t…
Jamie Wall
19 Sep 2017, 4:06
Two years since Japan shook the rugby world
Two years ago today, Japan pulled off the most unlikely victory the sport has ever seen. On a sunny day in Brighton, the Brave Blo…
Fred Culazzo
19 Sep 2017, 3:58
Heaviest defeats in history
Last Saturday, we witnessed the biggest defeat in South Africa’s proud history. A somewhat inexperienced and questionably coache…
Gavin McQue
18 Sep 2017, 22:38
The Short Ball with Scotty & Mils - The Mascot
Scotty and Mils give an honest review of South Africa's shocking performance over the weekend then call in Andrew Mehrtens for his…
RugbyPass
18 Sep 2017, 22:30
I'm working for SA Rugby, not Twitter! - Coetzee brushes off social media backlash
Allister Coetzee has little time for his detractors after South Africa suffered a record defeat to the All Blacks.
Harry West
18 Sep 2017, 17:30
Cian Healy ejected from Leinster's flight to Cape Town
Leinster's Cian Healy was asked to disembark a flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town yesterday.
Online Editors
18 Sep 2017, 14:43
Ireland veteran doubt for November Internationals with hamstring tear
Ireland could be without one of their key men for the November Internationals with a hamstring tear.
Harry West
18 Sep 2017, 14:10
Gloucester sign Wallaby international on short term deal
In a statement released today, Glocester Rugby confirmed the signing of the Australian international on a short-term deal prior to…
Online Editors
18 Sep 2017, 9:56
Several Springboks released from duty for Currie Cup fixtures
It was confirmed today by SA rugby that a number of players would be permitted to take part in The Currie Cup this coming weekend.
Online Editors
18 Sep 2017, 8:15
Wasps target England fly-half for 2018/19 season
The 24-year-old is reportedly inching closer to a move, with Wasps leading the charge for his signature.
Alex Shaw
18 Sep 2017, 5:56
Mitchell calls out Bok tactics
The Springboks are 'too prescriptive' and they should start chancing their arm. That is the blunt assessment of the Blue Bulls' Ne…
RugbyPass
18 Sep 2017, 5:14
One major recall as Hansen rests key players for the trip to Argentina
Steve Hansen is seeking to manage the workload of his New Zealand squad as the All Blacks prepare to face Argentina.
RugbyPass
18 Sep 2017, 5:08
RP Interview with Danny Cipriani
Mercurial fly-half talks last season's pain, repetitive England questions and Wasps' long quest for silverware.
Michael Cantillon
18 Sep 2017, 2:22
Weekend review with Marty & Jamie
After the hiding the All Blacks gave the Springboks on the weekend, the boys couldn't wait till later in the week to talk about it…
RugbyPass
18 Sep 2017, 1:16
From the 7th XV to NZ Schoolboys squad - the incredible rise of Rico Syme
Getting a call-up to the New Zealand Schoolboys rugby squad is a privilege reserved for few, which makes Rico Syme’s improbable …
RugbyPass
17 Sep 2017, 19:37
Three familiar faces back for the All Blacks
A group of senior players will miss the Argentinian leg of the Rugby Championship, as the All Blacks management looks to manage th…
Online Editors
17 Sep 2017, 18:14
Montpellier and Racing 92 lead the way in the Top14
Montpellier lead Racing 92 by five points at the summit of the Top 14 table after both sides won on Sunday.
Ben Spratt
17 Sep 2017, 14:24
Wasps' 20-game unbeaten Premiership run ended by Harlequins
Marcus Smith kicked four penalties as Harlequins handed Wasps their first home defeat in the Premiership since 2015.
Ben Spratt
17 Sep 2017, 13:41
Watch: Possible lifetime ban for fan who threw beer at referee during Pro14 clash
“It’s an extremely serious incident and the individual concerned won’t be welcome back at the ground for the foreseeable fut…
Peteso Cannon
17 Sep 2017, 13:00
Hansen to name two separate squads for the All Blacks final two tests
Strength in depth is one of the greatest weapons at the disposal of Steve Hansen, evident in the decision to pick two twenty eight…
Online Editors
17 Sep 2017, 10:00
Video: Is this the Irish team that could win the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Despite winning the Grand Slam in 2009 and the Six Nations titles in 2014 and 2015, Ireland have always failed to deliver on the W…
Callum Whitten
17 Sep 2017, 8:13
Joe Marler threatens to strike
There are plans to prolong the domestic rugby season and that has prompted talk of industrial action, which Joe Marler would suppo…
Russell Greaves
17 Sep 2017, 7:37
Watch: Top 5 performances from week four of The Rugby Championship
It was a weekend of highs and lows, evident in the words of the former Springbok coach Nick Mallet who said to criticise South Afr…
Peteso Cannon
17 Sep 2017, 5:35
Israel Dagg injury update
Dagg missed the first two tests of the Rugby Championship due to the reoccurring knee injury but managed to line up for the All bl…
Peteso Cannon
17 Sep 2017, 4:38
Farrell's boot the difference in Philly
American rugby fans saw a kicking masterclass from Owen Farrell as Saracens beat Newcastle Falcons in a Stateside Premiership game…
Matthew Scott
16 Sep 2017, 19:47
One bright spot from the weekend for SA rugby
The Cheetahs picked up the first win for a South African franchise in the PRO14 competition, beating Zebre in a high scoring match
Alex Fisher
16 Sep 2017, 18:33
Raka grabs hat-trick as Clermont bounce back in style
Alivereti Raka ran in a hat-trick as Clermont Auvergne bounced back in style with victory over rivals Brive in the Top 14.
Alex Fisher
16 Sep 2017, 18:23
'Criticising this Bok team is like clubbing a baby seal'
Ex-captain Jean de Villiers could not find the same positives as South Africa coach Allister Coetzee after the heavy defeat to New…
Alex Fisher
16 Sep 2017, 17:27
Despite 'visa' debacle Leinster dethrone Kings
In the first match in the championship to ever be played in at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, Leinster showed n…
RugbyPass
16 Sep 2017, 14:44
Wallabies fightback pleases Cheika
After a disappointing first half against Argentina, Michael Cheika was delighted with the response from his Australia side.
Alex Fisher
16 Sep 2017, 14:06
Youngs double secures first Tigers win of 2017-18
Ben Youngs scored twice as Leicester Tigers beat Gloucester to collect their first Premiership win of the season.
Alex Fisher
16 Sep 2017, 13:53
Hansen rates ruthless All Blacks 'a B-plus or an A-minus'
Failing to beat the British and Irish Lions meant New Zealand did not get top marks for their home performances in 2017 from Steve…
Tom Webber
16 Sep 2017, 9:35
Australia claim Rugby Championship comeback win over Argentina
Despite being behind at the break, Australia roared back to down Argentina and claim a 45-20 bonus-point win.
Russell Greaves
16 Sep 2017, 9:31
Coetzee sees a 'lot of positives' in Springboks' 57-0 defeat at the hands of the All Blacks
Allister Coetzee was in an upbeat mood despite seeing South Africa suffer their heaviest defeat against New Zealand on Saturday.
Tom Webber
16 Sep 2017, 7:59
Milner-Skudder gets two as rampant New Zealand claim biggest win over South Africa
The All Blacks scored 57 unanswered points for a historic win over South Africa in the Rugby Championship.
Tom Webber
16 Sep 2017, 6:41
LIVE GAME - Wallabies v Pumas
GIO Stadium in Canberra is the venue for the second of tonight's Rugby Championship matches, where the Wallabies are hosting the P…
Online Editors
16 Sep 2017, 6:04
MATCH REPORT - All Blacks massacre Boks in Albany
The All Blacks destroyed the Springboks tonight at QBE Stadium in Albany, winning 57-0 in a very one-sided test.
Online Editors
16 Sep 2017, 5:24
LIVE GAME - All Blacks v Springboks
The biggest battle in world rugby is happening in Albany as the All Blacks take on old foes the Springboks in The Rugby Championsh…
Online Editors
16 Sep 2017, 3:45
Saints sink Bath as Exeter outclass Worcester
Friday's Premiership encounters all proved one-sided affairs as Northampton Saints, Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks won handsomely.
Harry West
15 Sep 2017, 21:00
Benetton Treviso fight back to stun Edinburgh in PRO14
They were forced to play two men light for the final minutes but Benetton Treviso held on to seal a famous 20-17 win over Edinburg…
Harry West
15 Sep 2017, 19:02
All Blacks v Springboks: Everything you need to know
The All Blacks will be out to make it 10 wins in 11 meetings with South Africa when they host the Springboks on Saturday.
Nicholas McGee
15 Sep 2017, 14:19
Habana questions his future as a Springbok
Just four Tests off joining Victor Matfield as South Africa's most-capped player, Bryan Habana knows his international career may …
Harry West
15 Sep 2017, 14:15
Wallabies v Pumas: Stats, lineups and everything you need to know
The Rugby Championship enters its fourth round on Saturday with Australia and Argentina seeking their first wins of this year's co…
Harry West
15 Sep 2017, 11:44
Read hopes new faces can front up against the Springboks
The All Blacks can take a huge step towards retaining their Rugby Championship crown against South Africa, and Kieran Read is exci…
Rob Lancaster
15 Sep 2017, 10:41
Springboks forced into late change ahead of New Zealand test
An enforced change for the Springboks, who currently trail the All Blacks by three points in the table with three rounds remaining…
Rob Lancaster
15 Sep 2017, 9:52
Alternative Commentary - Munster's Alex Wooton scores 4 tries against the Cheetahs
The standout player was young winger Alex Wooton, who scored 4 tries. And we felt that warranted an 'Alternative Commentary'.
RugbyPass
15 Sep 2017, 8:24
There's been a fresh twist in the Leinster 'visa issues' saga
Leinster rugby have today confirmed that both Gibson-Park and Nacewa have today applied for the visa required for New Zealand nati…
Peteso Cannon
15 Sep 2017, 7:44
The Rugby Pod - Episode 2
Danny Care steps in to fill the void left by Jim ‘9 points’ Hamilton and discusses touring, Vegas and one-on-one scrummaging w…
Rugby Pod
15 Sep 2017, 2:44
The only All Black who remembers losing to the Springboks in New Zealand
There will be motivation aplenty for both teams tomorrow when the All Blacks face the Springboks at Albany, but the most motivated…
Scotty Stevenson
15 Sep 2017, 0:54
#FlashBackFriday: That time the Boks got ripped off in Auckland
The Springboks haven’t played in Auckland for a while, but the last time they did left a bitter taste in their mouths.
Jamie Wall
14 Sep 2017, 21:50
Video - Cheika weighs in on the Folau Tweet in characteristically gruff fashion
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has offered his thoughts around the Israel Folau Twitter controversy.
RugbyPass
14 Sep 2017, 17:05
The Rugby Championship preview with Marty & Jamie
Radio Sport NZ host Martin Devlin and Rugby Pass's own Jamie Wall give a run down of the All Blacks v Boks, Wallabies v Pumas...an…
Jamie Wall
14 Sep 2017, 16:26
'It doesn't look great' - Hansen reveals extent of Dagg injury
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen expects Israel Dagg to have "some time away" after suffering a knee injury against Argentina.
Alex Fisher
14 Sep 2017, 10:27
Leinster explain exactly what happened in Johannesburg airport
Leinster Rugby have issued a mea culpa of sorts after two of their players were denied access to South Africa yesterday.
Ian Cameron
14 Sep 2017, 10:05
'The worst game of rugby I can remember watching' - Goodey's Premiership weekend preview
I was at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night to witness the worst game of rugby that I can remember watching for a long time. The …
Andy Goode
14 Sep 2017, 5:04
New All Black prop shuts down journalist who questioned his scrummaging
New All Black prop Kane Hames took exception to an article written about him and he wasn't shy about raising the issue during a pr…
RugbyPass
14 Sep 2017, 4:53
'It's been bloody challenging' - Coetzee opens up on Bok rebirth
It has been a challenging 12 months for Allister Coetzee but he believes South Africa have finally turned the corner.
Alex Fisher
14 Sep 2017, 4:42
Fresh twist in the Johan Goosen saga
And it's not good news for fans of Pro 14 new boys Cheetahs ... it seems Goosen is on the verge of a dramatic return to the Top 14
James Harrington
14 Sep 2017, 4:37
NAMED: Springboks make three changes for All Blacks clash
South Africa made three changes to their starting team to face the All Blacks, including welcoming back Franco Mostert.
Dejan Kalinic
14 Sep 2017, 1:45
Koroibete set to make Wallabies debut
Searching for their first win of this year's Rugby Championship, the Wallabies named the uncapped Marika Koroibete in their squad.
Dejan Kalinic
14 Sep 2017, 1:44
All Blacks v Springboks - What do the numbers say?
Can the Springboks turn around what has been a dreadful recent record against the All Blacks this weekend in Albany? Check out all…
Sam Smith
13 Sep 2017, 20:18
Australia v Argentina - What do the numbers say?
Cast you gaze over all of the key stats ahead of the Wallabies v Los Pumas in Canberra this weekend.
Sam Smith
13 Sep 2017, 20:04
Ruggamatrix Podcast Episode 254
The boys talk a bit of All Blacks, specifically whether Beauden Barrett is still the man for the job at 10.
RugbyPass
13 Sep 2017, 18:09
Five years on from his tragic death, Ulster release poignant Nevin Spence documentary
On 15th September 2012, Ulster Rugby player Nevin Spence tragically passed away along with his father Noel and brother Graham.
RugbyPass
13 Sep 2017, 16:28
Seven changes to the All Blacks side to face the Springboks
Joe Moody's shoulder injury has given Kane Hames the opportunity to start his first Test for New Zealand.
Tom Webber
13 Sep 2017, 16:18
Three times the Top14 flicked the 'unmissable' switch in Round 3
Three rounds in, the Top 14 is emerging as one of rugby’s most competitive and exciting leagues.
James Flaus
13 Sep 2017, 13:17
Two Leinster players sent home from South Africa
Two Leinster players have been stopped - at least temporarily - from entering South Africa in order to compete in this weekend's P…
Ian Cameron
13 Sep 2017, 12:19
Northampton add Springbok to replace Picamoles
Northampton Saints’ reinvigoration of their playing squad after a lacklustre 2016/17 season continued at pace today, as the club…
Alex Shaw
13 Sep 2017, 10:03
Opinion: Should’ve kept that one to yourself, Izzy
Israel Folau is the fullback for a very disappointing Waratahs team, as well as a very disappointing Wallabies team. So at least i…
Jamie Wall
13 Sep 2017, 7:53
Sensational offload and chip over the top in single move
While the game was effectively over as a contest from the off, the fans in Christchurch were treated to some scintillating rugby o…
Peteso Cannon
13 Sep 2017, 7:33
England v All Blacks...IT'S ON
Their last meeting came in 2014 but England and New Zealand will do battle again at Twickenham in November next year.
Harry West
13 Sep 2017, 7:10
Wallabies star Folau embroiled in gay marriage Twitter storm
Australia star Israel Folau's refusal to support gay marriage led to a mixed reaction from the public on social media.
Harry West
13 Sep 2017, 4:36
The Short Ball Podcast with Scotty & Mils - The Taniwha
Scotty and Mils get back into the groove by gushing over the latest star to come out of New Zealand, Vaea Fifita, and wonder is it…
RugbyPass
12 Sep 2017, 23:50
NZ schoolboys show off talent at National Tournament
Last week some of biggest traditional rugby schools in New Zealand competed in the national u15 tournament, an annual event where …
RugbyPass
12 Sep 2017, 23:46
Wallabies centre Kuridrani re-signs with Brumbies
Despite offers from abroad, Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani recommitted to the Brumbies and the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
Dejan Kalinic
12 Sep 2017, 20:43
Warburton to miss November Tests and more
Sam Warburton has been ruled out of Wales' November Internationals and is already facing a fight to be fit for the start of the Si…
Matthew Scott
12 Sep 2017, 12:32
Chiefs prop 'set for Stade Francais move'
Tongan Siegfried Fisi'ihoi is set to join Top 14 outift Stade Francais, subject to passing a medical, according to reports in the …
James Harrington
12 Sep 2017, 9:37
Toulon add three to their summer shopping list
It was never going to take long into the season for perennial big spenders Toulon to be linked with a new batch of recruits.
Alex Shaw
12 Sep 2017, 6:34
Pro14 chief forecasts inevitable US expansion
It is a matter of "when, not if" Pro14 expands to include a team from the east coast of the United States, according to the league…
Peter Hanson
12 Sep 2017, 6:34
Springboks dealt Kriel blow ahead of crunch All Blacks contest
South Africa have been dealt a blow ahead of Saturday's crunch Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand after influential flan…
Peter Hanson
12 Sep 2017, 6:34
Lambie has been released from his SARU contract
Racing 92 have announced the signing of Patrick Lambie, who was released from his dual contract by South Africa and Sharks.
Peter Hanson
12 Sep 2017, 6:34
VIDEO: Brayden Ennor is officially good at scoring tries
Canterbury flyer Braydon Ennor crosses for four tries in his team's Ranfurly Shield defence against Southland in round 4 of the Mi…
Ian Cameron
12 Sep 2017, 3:25
NZ Schoolgirl delivers cracking textbook dump tackle
New Zealand schoolgirl rugby is just as physical as the boys, as this Fekitoa-like rush tackle proves. The Hamilton Girls midfield…
Ben Smith
11 Sep 2017, 19:32
Back surgery rules Clermont captain Chouly out of France's November Tests
France will be unable without Damien Chouly when they face New Zealand, South Africa and Japan with the number eight out for three…
Tom Webber
11 Sep 2017, 16:55
Retallick braced for angry Springboks
New Zealand may be favourites, but Brodie Retallick knows they will not get an easy ride against South Africa in the Rugby Champio…
Iain Strachan
11 Sep 2017, 16:53
Harlequins' Catrakilis avoids surgery despite fractured bone in throat
Demetri Catrakilis suffered a fracture to a bone in his throat during Harlequins' win over Gloucester but will not need surgery.
Tom Webber
11 Sep 2017, 16:52
Johan Goosen could return to top-flight rugby ... in Pro 14: reports
A mystery benefactor has offered to buy 'retired' South African star Goosen out of his five-year deal at Racing 92 for €1.5milli…
James Harrington
11 Sep 2017, 6:49
Being there for Vaea Fifita’s two biggest highlights
Last year Vaea Fifita hurdled clean over a player in a provincial game. On Saturday night he shook the rugby world with a barnstor…
Jamie Wall
11 Sep 2017, 2:43
Fantasy Rugger: Round Three Top Performers
Week three of the Rugby Championship saw the All Blacks getting pushed (for a while at least) by the Pumas, then the Wallabies bat…
Online Editors
11 Sep 2017, 0:56
Dylan Hartley's reign as England captain could be about to end
After a busy international summer that saw England take a largely developmental squad down to Argentina and record a 2-0 series vi…
Alex Shaw
10 Sep 2017, 19:49
MITRE 10 CUP ROUNDUP - Three kickers combine for 79 points [VIDEO]
Things were looking good on Friday night for Southland at halftime. The underdogs (so much so that the TAB had suspended betting o…
Online Editors
10 Sep 2017, 19:21
VIDEO: Augustin Creevy uses Israel Dagg like a door mat
Sometimes in life you are the hammer, and sometimes you are the nail.
RugbyPass
10 Sep 2017, 16:13
Toulon battle from 10 points down to beat Toulouse, Pau off the mark
Toulouse surged into a 10-point lead against Toulon but ended up having to settle for a losing bonus point at Stade Mayol.
Tom Webber
10 Sep 2017, 15:40
MATCH REPORT: Worcester vs. Wasps
Tries from Willie Le Roux and Josh Bassett gave Wasps a flattering Premiership victory over Worcester Warriors.
Tom Webber
10 Sep 2017, 12:34
News on possible Aaron Smith recall for All Blacks-Springboks test
Smith started the All Blacks' opening two victories against Australia, but was replaced at scrum-half by TJ Perenara for their enc…
Tom Webber
10 Sep 2017, 11:37
Ryan head impact incident mars East Midlands derby
Northampton Saints secured the headlines on Saturday as they beat Leicester Tigers, 24-11, and emerged victorious from the East Mi…
Alex Shaw
10 Sep 2017, 7:59
VIDEO: Robbie Fruean explodes onto beautiful line for debut Edinburgh try
Powerhouse centre Robbie Fruean wasted little time showing what he could bring to Edinburgh table, picking up his first try for th…
Ian Cameron
10 Sep 2017, 6:10
TOP 14 ROUNDUP - Champions Clermont humbled at La Rochelle
Champions Clermont Auvergne fell to a second defeat of the Top 14 season, thrashed 51-20 by last season's table-toppers La Rochell…
Matthew Scott
10 Sep 2017, 2:10
PRO14 ROUNDUP - South African sides flogged again
The Southern Kings and Cheetahs are yet to get on the board in Pro14, the latter taught a lesson in set-piece strength by Munster.
Matthew Scott
10 Sep 2017, 2:01
Rokoduguni late show sees Bath stun Saracens
Semesa Rokoduguni was the hero for Bath as they left it late to beat Saracens 31-21 in the Premiership.
Nicholas McGee
09 Sep 2017, 16:10
Coetzee wants repeat of Wallabies 'dog fight' against All Blacks
The Springboks ground out an impressive 23-23 draw in Australia and Allister Coetzee wants more of the same against the All Blacks…
Tom Webber
09 Sep 2017, 13:10
Cheika rues Wallabies' 'basic set-piece errors'
Australia should have shown more nous to see out their Rugby Championship contest with South Africa, says Michael Cheika.
Peter Hanson
09 Sep 2017, 13:06
REPORT: South Africa's Rugby Championship hopes dealt a blow in pulsating Australia draw
A pulsating Perth contest ended all square at 23-23 between Australia and South Africa in the Rugby Championship.
Peter Hanson
09 Sep 2017, 9:38
VIDEO: Watch Vaea Fifita's break-out performance for the All Blacks
Tom Parker
09 Sep 2017, 8:47
Fifita a 'tank with plenty in it' but All Blacks have work to do - Hansen
Steve Hansen has high hopes for Vaea Fifita and admits his New Zealand side are yet to hit top gear after beating Argentina.
Peter Hanson
09 Sep 2017, 8:15
New Zealand survive Argentina scare to maintain perfect Rugby Championship record
Argentina gave New Zealand a real scare before the All Blacks showed their world-champion quality in coming back to secure a 39-22…
Harry West
09 Sep 2017, 7:57
All Blacks 39 Pumas 22 - IMMEDIATE REACTION
First thoughts of an up and down test match in New Plymouth between the All Blacks and Pumas.
Jamie Wall
09 Sep 2017, 6:19
VIDEO: 6'5, 111kg Vaea Fifita turns on the afterburners for freakish try
Early in Vaea Fifita's career there was a question mark over whether he should be a backrower or a winger, and you can see why bas…
Ian Cameron
09 Sep 2017, 6:16
LIVE GAME - Wallabies v Springboks
We’re live from Perth for the third round of the Rugby Championship! Follow all the action, stats and commentary in our Live Mat…
Jamie Wall
09 Sep 2017, 5:57
LIVE GAME - All Blacks v Pumas
Join us live from New Plymouth for the third round of the Rugby Championship! Follow all the action, stats and commentary in our L…
Jamie Wall
09 Sep 2017, 3:24
Falcons snatch Sharks win with late penalty try
Marc Jones' gave away a late penalty try as Newcastle Falcons came from behind to beat Sale Sharks.
Nicholas McGee
08 Sep 2017, 19:09
Leinster find rhythm late against Blues, Edinburgh ease to victory
The first two Pro14 games have seen Leinster claim maximum points after beating Cardiff Blues 37-9.
Nicholas McGee
08 Sep 2017, 19:08
Wallabies v Springboks: Everything you need to know
A number of Wallabies will have extra motivation against South Africa following Western Force's axing from Super Rugby.
Nicholas McGee
08 Sep 2017, 15:50
Watch: An absolutely enormous 22 metre drop-out was kicked in New Zealand today
It's very rare that a twenty two drop out makes the highlight reel but this one deserves a it's place in the pantheon of greatest …
Online Editors
08 Sep 2017, 14:02
French international set to play his first Top 14 game in four years
The Top14 is about to see a return of a one of the national team's most outstanding athletes - writes James Harrington.
James Harrington
08 Sep 2017, 11:43
All Blacks v Pumas: Everything you need to know
New Zealand have looked vulnerable defensively in the Rugby Championship but will continue playing attack-minded rugby against Arg…
Christopher Devine
08 Sep 2017, 11:07
EXCLUSIVE: 'They looked like they'd just been promoted' - Andy Goode tears Saints apart
There’s nothing like a bit of light relief after suffering the embarrassment of your worst Premiership defeat for over a decade …
Andy Goode
08 Sep 2017, 7:12
WATCH: Kieran Read speaks at the All Blacks captain's run
Jamie Wall was at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth ahead of tomorrow night's test between the All Blacks and Pumas.
Jamie Wall
08 Sep 2017, 0:55
Wallabies v Boks: the biggest test match of the year
They couldn’t have scripted this one better. This weekend sees the Wallabies and Springboks face off in a test that, for both si…
Jamie Wall
07 Sep 2017, 20:27
WATCH: Details emerge about Perth's breakaway rugby competition
According to Brett McKay on The Short Ball, plans have advanced to a stage where the Force will be apparently playing an internati…
Online Editors
07 Sep 2017, 18:26
PODCAST: Ruggamatrix episode 253
Are the Wallabies too sensitive to criticism? The Rugby Championship resumes - will the All Blacks thrash Los Pumas, can the Walla…
RugbyPass
07 Sep 2017, 16:33
The weekend preview with Marty and Jamie
Radio Sport NZ's Martin Devlin and Rugby Pass's Jamie Wall give their thoughts on a big weekend of test match rugby in Australia a…
Jamie Wall
07 Sep 2017, 16:21
Scarlets suffer backrow injury blow
Scarlets have today confirmed that flanker James Davies will undergo surgery on his shoulder tomorrow, Friday 8th September.
Online Editors
07 Sep 2017, 13:06
OPINION: Can Dan Biggar really save Northampton Saints?
Earlier this week it was announced that Dan Biggar would be leaving Ospreys, and making the trek to Northampton Saints. But is…
Dan Johansson
07 Sep 2017, 12:53
REPORT: Sexism, violence, alcohol and drug issues - report uncovers darker side of New Zealand rugby
An independent report into New Zealand Rugby has found that the sport has to confront issues surrounding sexism, violence, alcohol…
Ian Cameron
07 Sep 2017, 11:23

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