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No decision made on Western Force future - ARU
The Australia Rugby Union (ARU) moved to allay fears Western Force will be axed from Super Rugby, insisting no decision has been m…
Sacha Pisani
27 Mar 2017, 23:18
Reports of the death of Australian rugby may have been greatly exaggerated
Is rugby really the 26th most played sport in Australia, or are Roy Morgan's latest figures 'fake news'? Rugby is less popular …
Calum Henderson
27 Mar 2017, 19:07
Ryan poised to leave Munster for Racing
Donnacha Ryan was not offered a central contract by the IRFU, and is set to leave his homeland for Racing 92.
Nicholas McGee
27 Mar 2017, 12:24
Ireland loss could be blessing in disguise for England, says Robinson
Jason Robinson hopes England's Six Nations defeat to Ireland can prove to be "a blessing in disguise" as they aim to emulate Clive…
Iain Strachan
27 Mar 2017, 10:51
Western Force deny rumours they will be cut from Super Rugby
Western Force have released a statement denying reports they are in line to be axed from Super Rugby, should the competition opt f…
Harry West
27 Mar 2017, 8:36
Weekend talking points: Lions' speculation, Rassie rumours, and the return of European rugby
There's still plenty of time to wonder who will make the plane for this summer's big New Zealand tour before Warren Gatland spoils…
James Harrington
27 Mar 2017, 7:37
I should have put rugby on the backburner - Aaron Smith opens up on airport incident
Aaron Smith believes rugby should have taken a back seat as he attempted to patch things up with his family following his off-fiel…
Harry West
27 Mar 2017, 5:52
Stade put strike behind them with Toulon win
Stade Francais showed they have the stomach for a relegation fight by beating Toulon 17-11 in their first game since a player stri…
Peter Thompson
26 Mar 2017, 18:19
Is it time to rethink yellow cards in rugby?
Quade Cooper thinks yellow cards are ruining rugby – but what are the alternatives? Despite the Reds first five’s blatant l…
Jamie Wall
26 Mar 2017, 17:51
Wade equals Wasps record in Worcester win, Sarries hammer Bath
Christian Wade claimed a first-half double to become Premiership leaders Wasps' joint-leading try-scorer of all time in a 40-33 bo…
Peter Thompson
26 Mar 2017, 12:52
Weekend Round-up: Aaron Mauger's incredible send-off
Catch up on the weekend's best games from the Top 14, Aviva Premiership and Super Rugby.
RugbyPass
26 Mar 2017, 9:42
Jaguares overcome Reds, Sharks beat Cheetahs
As Sharks claimed a derby win in Super Rugby, Jaguares continued their fine start to the season.
Peter Thompson
25 Mar 2017, 20:56
Leinster stay top as Munster win big
Munster romped to a big victory at hapless Zebre in Pro12 on Saturday, but Leinster remain top courtesy of a hard-fought win over …
Iain Strachan
25 Mar 2017, 18:30
La Rochelle seal play-off spot with Pau win, Racing beat Clermont
Top 14 leaders La Rochelle sealed a play-off place and moved 11 points clear with a 23-13 win at Pau after Racing 92 beat second-p…
Peter Thompson
25 Mar 2017, 18:03
Mauger bows out with dramatic win, Robshaw returns in Quins romp
Leicester Tigers provided a victorious send-off for outgoing head coach Aaron Mauger by beating rivals Northampton Saints 36-31 in…
Christopher Devine
25 Mar 2017, 13:43
Sunwolves denied by late Stormers surge
Sunwolves were denied their first victory over an established Super Rugby side in the final 20 minutes as Stormers finished with a…
Alex Fisher
25 Mar 2017, 9:45
Gloucester worsen Bristol's Premiership relegation woes
Bristol's grim battle for Premiership survival suffered another blow on Friday, as Gloucester recorded a comfortable 32-14 victory…
Iain Strachan
24 Mar 2017, 18:52
Ulster keep Scarlets at bay despite late red card in Newport
Scarlets overcome Edinburgh in Pro12 on Friday, but were unable to gain on Ulster, who proved too strong for Newport Gwent Dragons…
Iain Strachan
24 Mar 2017, 18:11
Lions hopefuls Heaslip and Kearney suffer injury setbacks
Leinster have offered injury updates on Ireland duo Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney, who could be in contention for Lions selection.
Jack Davies
24 Mar 2017, 12:47
Concussion - 'Something is broken in the game of rugby'
Other than being elite-level rugby players, what do Ben Smith, Conor Murray, Bernard Foley, Alexis Palisson, Sekope Kepu, Stuart H…
James Harrington
24 Mar 2017, 8:37
Waratahs pull off stunning comeback against sorry Rebels
The Rebels threw away their biggest half-time lead in Super Rugby history as they remained winless with a 32-25 home defeat agains…
Omnisport
24 Mar 2017, 7:22
There's still a way the All Blacks can play England in 2017
England and the All Blacks could still play each other in 2017 – albeit unofficially. Sounds far-fetched? It's happened before, …
Jamie Wall
23 Mar 2017, 17:14
Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for second year running
Stuart Hogg has been named as the Six Nations Player of the Championship for the second year running with almost a quarter of the …
Peter Hanson
23 Mar 2017, 9:38
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 5
Super Rugby stats guru Paul Neazor offers his tips for Round 5. A solid Round 4 for the Oracle with only the Brumbies getting i…
Paul Neazor
23 Mar 2017, 5:40
Lucky Number Sevens: The link Between the Hong Kong Sevens and Chinese Rugby
?Much has been made of Alibaba’s USD100 million-dollar pledge to invest in domestic Chinese rugby. If the investment comes to fr…
Connor Frankhouser
23 Mar 2017, 4:15
Australian rugby to trial 'blue card' system for concussion
On-field referees have the authority to issue a blue card to any player displaying signs of concussion, starting this weekend in t…
Sacha Pisani
23 Mar 2017, 1:55
England vs New Zealand in Vegas
Talks had been proceeding at pace for arguably the biggest one-off money match in rugby history, although it has now been confirme…
Dan Johansson
22 Mar 2017, 22:53
Ireland's World Cup 2023 Bid Videos
Competition to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 is heating up and Ireland are pulling out all the stops to impress World Rugby's T…
Fred Culazzo
22 Mar 2017, 22:14
All Blacks to face Barbarians at Twickenham in November
England's hopes of facing New Zealand in November appear to have been dashed after the Barbarians confirmed they will take on the …
Jack Davies
22 Mar 2017, 15:46
Alun Wyn Jones out for 'initial' six weeks
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones does not require surgery on the shoulder injury sustained against France on Saturday.
Jack Davies
22 Mar 2017, 12:40
WRU to take control of Dragons
The Newport Gwent Dragons are set to come under the ownership of the Welsh Rugby Union.
Jack Davies
22 Mar 2017, 11:19
In-demand Nel opts for Edinburgh stay
WP Nel was linked with Toulon and Clermont Auvergne, but the Scotland international did not want to leave Edinburgh.
Peter Thompson
22 Mar 2017, 7:40
Foley had career doubts amid 'scary' concussion
Bernard Foley had concerns that his career may be over during a "scary" struggle with concussion but the Australia fly-half is set…
Peter Thompson
22 Mar 2017, 7:26
Jones would take four-captain Lions leadership group
England head coach Eddie Jones does not think only one Lions captain needs to be appointed before they head to New Zealand.
Peter Thompson
22 Mar 2017, 5:09
Fantasy Rugger Super Rugby Conference Watch
Round Five sees the Hurricanes and Chiefs with the bye, providing the perfect opportunity for some lesser known players to shine i…
RugbyPass
22 Mar 2017, 4:23
The Rugby Pod - Episode 25 - Superfan
Superfan Andrew McNair hosts Big Jim & Goodey this week as they look back at the final round of action in this year's Six Nations.…
Rugby Pod
22 Mar 2017, 0:11
The Tight Five: Stories From The World Of Rugby
First ACT Brumbies coach Rod Macqueen hopes Canberra has a Super Rugby future. Leicester Tigers leave Aaron Mauger 'devastated'…
RugbyPass
21 Mar 2017, 21:59
Who made our Six Nations Team of the Tournament?
The 2017 Six Nations is now but a memory. Lee Calvert relives the good times and honours the classiest of class acts with his Team…
Lee Calvert
21 Mar 2017, 20:07
Why Super Rugby is still better than the Aviva Premiership
Last week Rugby Pass published a story headlined 'Why The Aviva Premiership is Better Than Super Rugby'. Fake news! This week, Jam…
Jamie Wall
21 Mar 2017, 17:54
Scotland wing Lamont set to retire
Sean Lamont is set to bring the curtain down on his rugby career, having won 105 caps for Scotland.
Jack Davies
21 Mar 2017, 13:31
Montpellier seeking compensation for Racing postponement
Montpellier are seeking thousands of euros in compensation from French rugby chiefs for the postponement of last Saturday's Top 14…
Peter Thompson
21 Mar 2017, 11:48
Huw Jones out of Lions contention
Scotland and Stormers centre Huw Jones could miss up to five months with a hamstring tear, dashing his British and Irish Lions hop…
Jack Davies
21 Mar 2017, 11:10
Good week, bad week: Who'd be a citing commissioner?
How the overwrought daytime soap opera in Paris can't hide Welsh problems; the continuing woes of Jacky and Thomas; Bucharest deli…
James Harrington
21 Mar 2017, 10:09
Jones backs 'outstanding captain' Hartley
Dylan Hartley captained England to Six Nations glory again this year, but could miss out on a place in the British and Irish Lions…
Peter Thompson
21 Mar 2017, 6:55
Three-week ban for Wallaby Cooper
Quade Cooper has been given a three-week ban for a dangerous tackle during Queensland Reds' Super Rugby hammering at Lions on Satu…
Peter Thompson
21 Mar 2017, 5:40
No action over alleged bite on North
George North held out his arm to show what appeared to be teeth marks in his arm at Stade de France.
Peter Thompson
21 Mar 2017, 5:17
The Tight Five - Stories From The World Of Rugby
No action to be taken over alleged bite on George North. Read story. All Blacks security consultant wants Steve Hansen to appea…
RugbyPass
20 Mar 2017, 22:03
How the New Zealand sides are shaping up after a month of Super Rugby derbies
The first four rounds of Super Rugby have been thick with New Zealand conference derbies. Jamie Wall assesses how the five Kiwi te…
Jamie Wall
20 Mar 2017, 19:36
O'Connor to return as Leicester coach
Leicester Tigers have secured the return of Premiership-winning coach Matt O'Connor to Welford Road. O'Connor, capped once by A…
Iain Strachan
20 Mar 2017, 16:43
Gatland considering Farrell for Lions captaincy
Warren Gatland has yet to choose his British and Irish Lions captain, but Owen Farrell is likely to be among the candidates discus…
Peter Hanson
20 Mar 2017, 15:12
Jones insists England's World Cup bid not derailed by Ireland setback
One defeat does not alter England's chances of winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup, says head coach Eddie Jones.
Peter Hanson
20 Mar 2017, 14:28
Galthie to take over from Ford at Toulon
Fabien Galthie will take over as director of rugby at Top 14 giants Toulon next season after it was agreed not to extend the contr…
Peter Hanson
20 Mar 2017, 11:24
18 and out: All the talking points from the final weekend of the Six Nations
What went on in Paris, how the English loss might work in their favour, Vern's send-off, and what Warren Gatland said. Whatever…
James Harrington
20 Mar 2017, 8:47
Super Rugby Power Rankings: New year, different Stormers
Scotty Stevenson's Super Rugby Power Rankings make a triumphant return for 2017. 10. Blues As of today, with a 1-3 record, t…
Scotty Stevenson
19 Mar 2017, 21:05
How do we make Super Rugby great again?
While SANZAAR um and ah over the future of Super Rugby, Jamie Wall offers some alternatives to the current unpopular conference sy…
Jamie Wall
19 Mar 2017, 19:14
Wales are better than that - Tipuric
Justin Tipuric said Wales' fifth-placed finish in the Six Nations was tough to take and declared "we are better than that" after a…
Peter Thompson
19 Mar 2017, 17:10
Racing boss walks away from Stade union
It is safe to say it has been an unusual week in French rugby - and little of what has happened has troubled the positive side of …
James Harrington
19 Mar 2017, 16:52
Resilient Grenoble snatch draw with Toulon, Toulouse end losing run
Toulon missed an opportunity to go third in the Top 14 when Henry Vanderglas' late converted try salvaged a dramatic 23-23 draw fo…
Peter Thompson
19 Mar 2017, 15:05
Lions Watch: O'Mahony makes most of late call-up, Test hooker spot up for grabs
Peter O'Mahony, Elliot Daly and Finn Russell were among the players to shine as British and Irish Lions hopefuls grasped their las…
Jack Davies
19 Mar 2017, 11:33
BREAKING NEWS: Racing 92 call off Stade Francais merger
Following protests and threats of strike action, the prospect of a merger between Racing 92 and Stade Francais looks to be over.
Jack Davies
19 Mar 2017, 8:07
England's 'finishers' meet their match in Ireland, but defeat keeps feet on the ground
'Finishers' is a word that has entered the lexicon of northern-hemisphere rugby since Eddie Jones was appointed England coach in N…
Jack Davies
19 Mar 2017, 6:18
Weekend Round-up: The Six Nations so good no one wanted it to end
The pick of the weekend's matches as the Six Nations reached its thrilling and at times extremely weird conclusion.
RugbyPass
19 Mar 2017, 4:05
Clermont pummel Pau, La Rochelle stay clear in Top 14
After two defeats in a row, Clermont Auvergne came up with an emphatic response against Pau, running in nine tries.
Christopher Devine
18 Mar 2017, 18:59
Back-to-back champions and world record holders - Jones tells England to be proud
Although England were unable to clinch a second straight Grand Slam against Ireland, Eddie Jones looked to the positives.
Tom Webber
18 Mar 2017, 18:22
Sharks sneak past Southern Kings, Cooper sees red as Reds thrashed
Southern Kings came agonisingly close to recording a first Super Rugby win over Sharks on Saturday, before going down 19-17 in Dur…
Christopher Devine
18 Mar 2017, 18:14
Maybe a leprechaun tackled him! - Jones' Heaslip remark shot down by Schmidt
Joe Schmidt did not take Eddie Jones' joke that a leprechaun had injured Jamie Heaslip ahead of Ireland's clash with England very …
Tom Webber
18 Mar 2017, 17:57
New rules, same result? This is how the Six Nations table looks based on old points system
England won the Six Nations, but this is how the table would have looked under the old points system.
Jack Davies
18 Mar 2017, 16:45
England's record-equalling run - Match by match
England won 18 Tests in succession. We take a look at their results during a record-equalling run of victories.
Christopher Devine
18 Mar 2017, 16:31
Ireland were better than us - Jones
England could not find a way through a dogged Ireland defence in Dublin and Eddie Jones had no complaints following his side's def…
Christopher Devine
18 Mar 2017, 15:52
More to come from 'incredible' England – Schmidt
Ireland halted another stunning winning run as England followed in the footsteps of New Zealand by tasting defeat at their hands.
Russell Greaves
18 Mar 2017, 15:48
England 'not quite there yet' - Hartley
Dylan Hartley says England have plenty of room for improvement after Ireland ended their winning run at 18.
Christopher Devine
18 Mar 2017, 15:23
Proud Best hails Ireland: We knew it would take a monumental effort
Ireland captain Rory Best hailed the "monumental effort" his side produced to deny England a Six Nations Grand Slam in Dublin. …
Christopher Devine
18 Mar 2017, 15:23
It shouldn't ever happen again - Wales coach Howley enraged by France
Rob Howley has questioned the integrity of France's coaching staff and claims rugby was brought into disrepute during Wales' contr…
Iain Strachan
18 Mar 2017, 15:06
Ireland deny England Slam glory in Dublin
England were not able to complete yet another late rescue act as their 18-match winning streak was halted by Ireland in Dublin.
Christopher Devine
18 Mar 2017, 14:57
France snatch win over Wales with bizarre late drama
France's persistence finally paid off when Damien Chouly scored a late try in a confusing end to their clash with Wales.
Peter Thompson
18 Mar 2017, 13:50
Tearful Cotter bids emotional farewell to Scotland
Vern Cotter got emotional after beating Italy in his final match as Scotland head coach.
Jack Davies
18 Mar 2017, 11:22
Cotter ends Scotland reign with Italy victory
Scotland triumphed 29-0 over Italy to give themselves a chance of finishing second in the Six Nations.
Jack Davies
18 Mar 2017, 10:48
Hurricanes hammer Highlanders, Speight stars in derby win
Ngani Laumape and Vince Aso scored two tries apiece as Hurricanes hammered Highlanders 41-15 in Super Rugby, while Henry Speight a…
Peter Thompson
18 Mar 2017, 8:49
Ireland v England - A Short History
When England arrived in Lansdowne Road 14 years ago for a Grand Slam decider, two rugby nations held their breath and prepared for…
Fred Culazzo
18 Mar 2017, 0:24
Bothma sees red but Bulls beat Sunwolves for first win
Renaldo Bothma's dismissal forced Bulls to play almost 40 minutes a man light, but that did not stop them beating Sunwolves.
Tom Webber
17 Mar 2017, 15:10
Ireland v England: Everything you need to know
England already have the Six Nations title wrapped up, but victory against second-placed Ireland on Saturday will ensure they set …
Peter Thompson
17 Mar 2017, 15:01
France v Wales: Everything you need to know
A possible ranking of fourth ahead of the Rugby World Cup draw is the prize on offer for Wales away to France in the Six Nations.
Iain Strachan
17 Mar 2017, 14:48
Scotland v Italy: Everything you need to know
Gregor Townsend is primed to take over as Vern Cotter oversees his final Scotland game against Italy in the Six Nations.
Peter Hanson
17 Mar 2017, 12:30
Carter contract 'safe' - but what about others caught in Stade-Racing chaos?
Dan Carter is expected to play for Paris's new Top 14 super-club if the planned merger of Racing 92 and Stade Francais goes ahead,…
James Harrington
17 Mar 2017, 11:33
The Rug Round 4 Super Rugby Peview
The Rug is New Zealand's premier Super Rugby preview podcast. Join BK and Townley as they put forward this week's best bets and gu…
RugbyPass
17 Mar 2017, 10:40
Racing and Stade's Top 14 games postponed after merger revelations
French authorities called off Stade Francais and Racing 92's next matches due to the "unprecedented nature" of their planned merge…
Peter Thompson
17 Mar 2017, 9:33
Hamstring injury rules Gray out of Cotter's farewell
Vern Cotter will be without Richie Gray for his final match in charge of Scotland due a hamstring injury.
Peter Hanson
17 Mar 2017, 9:27
Comeback kings Crusaders and Chiefs stay perfect
Crusaders enhanced their reputation as Super Rugby's comeback kings and maintained their 100 per cent record in 2017 with a 33-24 …
Christopher Devine
17 Mar 2017, 7:40
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World Of Rugby
World Rugby’s international calendar from 2020 boosts Georgia and co. Brian Ashton doesn’t believe Irish backlash will be e…
RugbyPass
16 Mar 2017, 19:57
The weirdest records in the Super Rugby record book
Jamie Wall picks out some anomalies in the record books after 21 seasons of Super Rugby.
Jamie Wall
16 Mar 2017, 17:41
Jones - England are not yet good enough to win World Cup
England coach Eddie Jones has insisted that his side are not yet ready to win the Rugby World Cup despite being one win away from …
Gareth Morgan
16 Mar 2017, 17:18
Schmidt rues loss of key man Murray
Conor Murray's shoulder injury means that Kieran Marmion will make just his second Test start in Saturday's Six Nations clash with…
Gareth Morgan
16 Mar 2017, 16:53
Jones challenges England to keep climbing the mountain
Eddie Jones has likened England's rise to climbing a mountain as they attempt to scale new heights by claiming a record 19th conse…
Peter Thompson
16 Mar 2017, 13:05
Super Rugby Oracle: All the tips you need for Round 4
Super Rugby stats guru Paul Neazor offers his tips for Round 4. The Oracle bounced back from a shocker in Round 2 to pick a res…
Paul Neazor
16 Mar 2017, 12:28
Six Nations Preview: Ireland vs England
James Harrington
16 Mar 2017, 12:05
Six Nations Preview: France vs Wales
James Harrington
16 Mar 2017, 11:24
Rowntree named Lions assistant coach
Warren Gatland has added former England assistant Graham Rowntree to his British and Irish Lions coaching team.
Peter Hanson
16 Mar 2017, 11:13
Six Nations Preview: Scotland vs Italy
James Harrington
16 Mar 2017, 10:51
England vs New Zealand: The match everyone wants in 2017 ... but rugby does not need
James Harrington
16 Mar 2017, 10:45
July Tests and more tier-two chances among big World Rugby calendar changes
More opportunities for tier-two nations were prominent in World Rugby's calendar alterations announced on Thursday.
Peter Hanson
16 Mar 2017, 10:40
Murray ruled out of England clash
Kieran Marmion will make his first Six Nations start against champions England in Dublin due to Conor Murray's shoulder problem.
Peter Thompson
16 Mar 2017, 10:25
How to beat England: Ireland's guide to ending another winning run
How will Ireland go about denying England a historic day in the Six Nations?
Jack Davies
16 Mar 2017, 9:13
Ford replaces Brown for Italy clash
Scotland have replaced Fraser Brown with Ross Ford for their final match of the 2017 Six Nations against Italy at Murrayfield.
Alex Fisher
16 Mar 2017, 8:08
France hand Vahaamahina recall for Wales clash
Guy Noves has made just one change for the final round of the 2017 Six Nations against Wales, Sebastien Vahaamahina starting at se…
Alex Fisher
16 Mar 2017, 6:34
Vunipola returns as England chase All Blacks record in Dublin
Eddie Jones has recalled Billy Vunipola at number eight as England travel to Ireland in the Six Nations looking to surpass New Zea…
Matthew Scott
16 Mar 2017, 6:12
Larkham rules out Brumbies move amid merger talk
Stephen Larkham said the club have been given "no indication" that Brumbies will not play in Canberra next year.
Peter Thompson
16 Mar 2017, 5:58
Five key players in England's record-equalling run
Eddie Jones has been lauded for guiding England to a record-equalling 18 consecutive Test wins and he has called upon 49 players t…
Russell Greaves
16 Mar 2017, 5:00
Doubts cast over Racing 92-Stade Francais merger
Could player power be about to scupper Paris clubs' planned union? All is not well in the pro-Racing 92-Stade Francais merger c…
James Harrington
15 Mar 2017, 16:48
Can hungry England give 'Big Bad Wolf' Hansen a nasty surprise?
England stand on the brink of a record-breaking win in Ireland this weekend, but can they be a match for the All Blacks?
Peter Thompson
15 Mar 2017, 15:49
Stat attack: How Sam Warburton is more effective than Louis Picamoles
Lee Calvert
15 Mar 2017, 14:17
How the final act of the 2017 Six Nations could change the 2019 World Cup
The Irish should be cheering on the French this weekend. More weirdly, and depending on what happens in Paris, Welsh rugby fans ma…
James Harrington
15 Mar 2017, 12:51
RFU open to England-New Zealand showdown in 2017
It is the match that everyone wants to see and England could yet play New Zealand in 2017.
Peter Hanson
15 Mar 2017, 10:44
Daly on course to face Ireland
Elliot Daly is progressing well ahead of England's bid to win a record 19th consecutive game in Dublin.
Alex Fisher
15 Mar 2017, 10:40
Emergency meeting called to discuss Stade-Racing merger
Racing 92 and Stade Francais sensationally announced this week that they plan to merge ahead of the 2017-18 season.
Harry West
15 Mar 2017, 8:00
Wales unchanged for France clash
Rob Howley said the players who started Wales' victory over Ireland last Friday deserve to keep their shirts in Paris.
Peter Thompson
15 Mar 2017, 6:34
New Zealand's Dagg to undergo knee surgery ahead of Lions series
New Zealand and Crusaders back Israel Dagg's knee injury will not keep him out of the British and Irish Lions series.
Peter Thompson
15 Mar 2017, 5:37
All Black Kerr-Barlow to make La Rochelle switch
New Zealand scrum-half Tawera Kerr-Barlow will leave Chiefs to join La Rochelle at the end of the Super Rugby season. The 26-ye…
Peter Thompson
15 Mar 2017, 5:05
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
RugbyPass
15 Mar 2017, 0:14
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World Of Rugby
RugbyPass
14 Mar 2017, 22:34
Itchy investors agitated over SANZAAR deliberations
The various private ownership interests in Super Rugby clubs are becoming increasingly frustrated with the ongoing SANZAAR debate …
Scotty Stevenson
14 Mar 2017, 21:59
The All Blacks have their own official podcast now: A review
Calum Henderson
14 Mar 2017, 21:38
Daly retained in England squad
Elliot Daly could feature for England against Ireland this weekend after being retained in Eddie Jones' 25-man squad as his side g…
Alex Fisher
14 Mar 2017, 19:09
Good week, bad week: England's seven-try MVP
James Harrington
14 Mar 2017, 17:29
Stade Francais players strike over merger plans
This weekend's Top 14 match against Castres Olympique is in doubt following player walkout. Stade Francais players have voted o…
RugbyPass
14 Mar 2017, 13:50
Henson to return to Wales with Dragons
Two-time Six Nations Grand Slam winner and former Lions player Gavin Henson will leave Bristol for Newport Gwent Dragons.
Tom Webber
14 Mar 2017, 13:11
Scotland win not ideal preparation for England's Ireland trip - Johnson
Martin Johnson feels England would have preferred a sterner test from Scotland as they eye another Six Nations Grand Slam.
Alex Fisher
14 Mar 2017, 12:34
Scotland hooker Brown cleared to face Italy
Vern Cotter will be able to call upon Fraser Brown for Scotland's Six Nations clash with Italy after the hooker avoided a suspensi…
Christopher Devine
14 Mar 2017, 12:03
Lions 2013 Hookers - Where Are They Now?
The second in a seven-part series in the run up to this summer's selection, taking a look at the 2013 incumbents and their chances…
Jake Howe
14 Mar 2017, 9:41
Why the Aviva Premiership is better than Super Rugby
Over in the Southern Hemisphere, momentum is starting to build and the runners and riders in this year’s Super Rugby competition…
Dan Johansson
14 Mar 2017, 8:28
England followed concussion protocols to the letter with Daly, says Jones
Elliot Daly briefly returned to the field after suffering a head injury against Scotland, but Eddie Jones insists no protocol was …
Christopher Devine
14 Mar 2017, 7:29
We weren't allowed to live near each other - Phillips shocked by Racing-Stade merger
After being discouraged from living near Stade Francais players, Mike Phillips is shocked Racing 92 will merge with their Paris ri…
Iain Strachan
14 Mar 2017, 7:21
Cheetahs chief executive: We are safe in Super Rugby
A statement on Super Rugby's format is expected in the near future, but the Cheetahs chief executive is confident his team are saf…
Christopher Devine
14 Mar 2017, 6:14
Hurricanes' Milner-Skudder out for at least six weeks
A fractured foot will see Nehe Milner-Skudder miss at least six weeks in a blow to Hurricanes in Super Rugby.
Dejan Kalinic
13 Mar 2017, 22:58
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World of Rugby
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen calls for later Super Rugby derbies as casualty numbers mount. ‘Congratulations England’: rea…
RugbyPass
13 Mar 2017, 20:32
Watson lauds 'crucial' Ford-Farrell axis
George Ford and Owen Farrell have starred throughout England's winning run. "It's crucial having those two guys there," said Antho…
Christopher Devine
13 Mar 2017, 18:30
England coach Jones wary of Big Bad Wolf Hansen
England coach Eddie Jones is wary of accepting compliments from the Big Bad Wolf, known more commonly as New Zealand counterpart S…
Peter Hanson
13 Mar 2017, 17:47
125 years of French rugby history swept away in a single day
Fallout from the shock news that two of France's oldest clubs are set to merge.
James Harrington
13 Mar 2017, 16:45
Who's going to start for Stade Racing Francais Metro? And other talking points from the weekend's rugby
James Harrington
13 Mar 2017, 16:00
Comparing Stade-Racing merger to Barcelona-Real Madrid joining pretentious - Lorenzetti
The decision to merge Top 14 giants Stade Francais and Racing 92 has been defended by the latter's owner Jacky Lorenzetti.
Peter Hanson
13 Mar 2017, 15:47
Scotty Stevenson: What the Blues need to do to turn their fortunes around
Scotty Stevenson
13 Mar 2017, 15:27
Is Goosen set for Racing return?
James Harrington
13 Mar 2017, 15:20
Lambie out for six to eight weeks with fractured vertebrae
Pat Lambie is set for a spell on the sidelines after the Sharks and South Africa fly-half injured his back in Saturday's Super Rug…
Peter Hanson
13 Mar 2017, 14:26
Joining the immortals - how England's record-equalling run compares to New Zealand
England matched a record of 18 consecutive tier-one victories set by powerhouses New Zealand with their 61-21 dismantling of Scotl…
Peter Hanson
13 Mar 2017, 14:04
It appears that changes have to be made - Coach Ibanez to leave Bordeaux
After five years in charge, former France captain Raphael Ibanez will leave his role as head coach of Bordeaux-Begles in the Top 1…
Harry West
13 Mar 2017, 13:10
Blow for Ireland's Bowe after suspected leg fracture
Ireland will be without winger Tommy Bowe in the Six Nations against England due to a suspected leg fracture.
Peter Hanson
13 Mar 2017, 12:33
Edwards plays down row over 'harmless' middle-finger gesture
"There was nothing in it whatsoever" - Shaun Edwards shrugged off questions over his middle-finger salute during Wales v Ireland.
Harry West
13 Mar 2017, 11:54
England's Slam chance in Ireland like a World Cup final - Jones
Not since 1997 and 1998 has a team completed back-to-back Grand Slams and Eddie Jones is rallying the England troops for the trip …
Peter Hanson
13 Mar 2017, 11:15
It's just me not knowing the rules - Ireland's Henshaw holds his hands up
After his transgression cost Ireland a potentially match-winning try against Wales in the Six Nations, Robbie Henshaw owned up to …
Harry West
13 Mar 2017, 9:13
Top 14 two to become one in Paris as Racing 92 and Stade Francais announce merger plans
James Harrington
13 Mar 2017, 7:54
Brown facing further punishment after Daly tackle
Scotland hooker Fraser Brown has been cited for his second-minute tip-tackle on England's Elliot Daly during Saturday's Six Nation…
Harry West
13 Mar 2017, 7:31
BREAKING NEWS: Stade Francais and Racing 92 to merge
It has been announced that Stade Francais and Racing 92, two giants of French rugby, will merge ahead of next season.
Harry West
13 Mar 2017, 6:35
Vunipola eager for England to overhaul All Blacks
A second Grand Slam in succession is tantalisingly close for England, but Billy Vunipola is keen to make sure the side continues t…
Christopher Devine
12 Mar 2017, 20:05
Who's the best number 9 in New Zealand? It's an increasingly tricky question
Jamie Wall
12 Mar 2017, 18:23
Weekend Round-up: The Calcutta carve-up
RugbyPass
12 Mar 2017, 16:38
Meticulous Jones will guarantee England are ready for Dublin, says Lawes
Courtney Lawes is confident there will be “no stone left unturned” as England seek to make history next weekend by completing …
Christopher Devine
12 Mar 2017, 15:29
Fall stars as Montpellier edge out Clermont, Pau into top four
Benjamin Fall scored one try and was involved in two more as Montpellier got the better of Clermont in a meeting of two Top 14 hea…
Christopher Devine
12 Mar 2017, 14:16
Lions Watch: Webb weaves his magic as Murray flops
Warren Gatland is edging ever closer to the day he will name his British and Irish Lions touring party, but who caught his eye thi…
Russell Greaves
12 Mar 2017, 9:50
Scotland's Bennett set to miss Italy clash
Scotland were hampered by injuries in the heavy Six Nations loss to England and one casualty was replacement back Mark Bennett.
Russell Greaves
12 Mar 2017, 7:48
Hansen lauds Jones after England equal All Blacks' record
England equalled New Zealand's record of 18 consecutive Test wins by beating Scotland and Steve Hansen said a solid work ethic was…
Russell Greaves
12 Mar 2017, 7:29
Jones: Ireland have psychological advantage over vulnerable England
Eddie Jones is wary of Ireland, despite England's record pursuit after going back-to-back in the Six Nations.
Sacha Pisani
11 Mar 2017, 20:54
It's a sense of shame - Bayonne chief dismayed by Toulon humiliation
It was a torrid outing for Bayonne at Toulon and sporting director Nicolas Morlaes was left questioning his players' commitment.
Harry West
11 Mar 2017, 17:43
Bosch makes light of Lambie absence in Sharks victory
Sharks lost Pat Lambie early on against Waratahs, but it mattered little as teenage replacement Curwin Bosch inspired them to vict…
Harry West
11 Mar 2017, 17:10
Record-breaking Ulster demolish sorry Zebre
It was a perfect 10 for Ulster, who racked up a record points tally in hammering bottom club Zebre 68-21 in the Pro12.
Harry West
11 Mar 2017, 15:47
That was useless - Barclay laments Scotland's Twickenham horror show
Scotland's hopes of a Six Nations title went up in smoke against England and captain John Barclay was brutally honest in his asses…
Harry West
11 Mar 2017, 13:57
Jones hungry for Grand Slam after dismantling Scotland
England made it 18 Test wins in a row, equalling New Zealand's record, but coach Eddie Jones is hungry for more.
Russell Greaves
11 Mar 2017, 13:54
Scotland thwarted by first-half injuries - Cotter
Scotland coach Vern Cotter felt the withdrawals of Stuart Hogg and Mark Bennett denied Scotland the chance to compete with England…
Tom Webber
11 Mar 2017, 13:53
England hat-trick hero Joseph hails fast start after Scotland mauling
England spent two weeks preparing to start explosively against Scotland, according to Jonathan Joseph.
Tom Webber
11 Mar 2017, 13:37
Eighteen wins and counting - England's record-equalling run
England have now won 18 Tests in succession. We take a look at their results during a record-equalling run of Test victories.
Christopher Devine
11 Mar 2017, 13:15
Joseph's technicolour display seals England's Six Nations glory and equals All Blacks' record
Jonathan Joseph's treble inspired England to Six Nations triumph and a record-equalling win as Scotland were put to the sword at T…
Harry West
11 Mar 2017, 13:06
Italy to pick up wooden spoon after France romp to Rome victory
A fortnight on from impressing in defeat to England, there was less for Italy to cheer as they were well beaten at home by France.
Christopher Devine
11 Mar 2017, 10:36
Comeback kings Crusaders defy injuries to prevail, Highlanders also win at a cost
A host of All Blacks - Israel Dagg, Seta Tamanivalu, Waisake Naholo and Lima Sopoaga - suffered injuries as their teams won in Sup…
Christopher Devine
11 Mar 2017, 6:26
Schmidt accepts costly Henshaw decision
Robbie Henshaw's illegal bind proved costly for Ireland, with Joe Schmidt admitting: "There were things that we've got to be bette…
Jack Davies
10 Mar 2017, 19:34
England v Scotland: Everything you need to know
England could equal the All Blacks' record run and win the Six Nations with victory over Scotland on Saturday.
Jack Davies
10 Mar 2017, 19:29
SANZAAR Statement on Super Rugby
The SANZAAR Executive Committee (Exco) met in London on Friday 10 March to assess the economic and sporting environment under whic…
RugbyPass
10 Mar 2017, 19:21
Howley proud of Wales after fortnight of 'hurt'
Rob Howley praised his Wales players following their Six Nations victory over Ireland, admitting: "There's been a lot of hurt in t…
Jack Davies
10 Mar 2017, 18:13
Italy v France: Everything you need to know
Italy's tactics will be under the spotlight when they host France in the Six Nations at the Stadio Olimpico.
Nicholas McGee
10 Mar 2017, 17:36
North answers critics as Wales open door for England
Wales' victory over Ireland leaves England on the brink of Six Nations glory, with George North having touched down twice.
Jack Davies
10 Mar 2017, 17:22
Te'o on standby after Farrell misses training
Owen Farrell is a doubt for England, so Ben Te'o could face Scotland in the Six Nations.
Jack Davies
10 Mar 2017, 15:26
Toulouse 'to adopt two-doctor approach to HIAs' after Palisson incident
James Harrington
10 Mar 2017, 12:12
Chiefs stave off Hurricanes in deluge to maintain perfect start
The New Zealand Conference is topped by Chiefs after their win over defending Super Rugby champions Hurricanes on Friday.
Nicholas McGee
10 Mar 2017, 6:30
Suspended Williams set for Racing 92 exit
Former New Zealand international Ali Williams was suspended by Racing 92 last month and is now set to be sacked.
Nicholas McGee
10 Mar 2017, 5:33
Beale's Australia, Waratahs return confirmed
Wallabies back Kurtley Beale is returning to Australia, signing a two-year deal with Waratahs and the ARU. Beale, 28, played fo…
Dejan Kalinic
10 Mar 2017, 0:16
Watch the HKRU Men's Premiership Grand Championship Final: Societe Generale Valley vs Kowloon RFC
RugbyPass
09 Mar 2017, 21:47
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 3
Paul Neazor
09 Mar 2017, 16:01
Wales v Ireland: Everything you need to know
With Ireland seeking to keep the pressure on Six Nations leaders England, Wales will need to up their game to stop Joe Schmidt's s…
Russell Greaves
09 Mar 2017, 14:35
Beale set for Australia return to pursue World Cup goal
A desire to feature for his country at the 2019 Rugby World Cup is behind Kurtley Beale's decision to return to Australia.
Russell Greaves
09 Mar 2017, 12:32
Scotland keen to express themselves at Twickenham - Cotter
Scotland have carried an impressive attacking threat in this year's Six Nations and Vern Cotter is eager for that to continue at T…
Christopher Devine
09 Mar 2017, 12:10
Six Nations Preview: Italy vs France
James Harrington
09 Mar 2017, 11:19
Six Nations Preview: England vs Scotland
James Harrington
09 Mar 2017, 10:04
Jones provides mixed messages over Farrell injury scare
It remains to be seen whether Owen Farrell will be fit to face Scotland, after Eddie Jones gave little away when facing the media.
Christopher Devine
09 Mar 2017, 9:35
The Rug - Round 3 Super Rugby Preview
RugbyPass
09 Mar 2017, 8:43
Watson starts in solitary Scotland change for showdown with England
Scotland have understandably kept faith with the players who impressed against Wales, their only change to face England is an enfo…
Christopher Devine
09 Mar 2017, 7:29
Vunipola brothers on England bench for Scotland clash
Nathan Hughes has retained his place in England's team to face Scotland, with Billy Vunipola poised to make his return from the be…
Christopher Devine
09 Mar 2017, 5:34
Sanconnie to make France debut against Italy
France's defeat to Ireland has prompted four changes to the team, with Brice Dulin and Virimi Vakatawa among those recalled.
Christopher Devine
09 Mar 2017, 5:18
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World Of Rugby
Here's five great rugby reads from around the globe.
RugbyPass
08 Mar 2017, 19:22
Why Chiefs vs Hurricanes is New Zealand's best grudge match
Jamie Wall
08 Mar 2017, 17:39
Super Rugby Watercooler: What's going to happen at this SANZAAR meeting?
Scotty Stevenson
08 Mar 2017, 17:06
France call up 20-year-old Dupont as injury cover
James Harrington
08 Mar 2017, 11:40
Six Nations Preview: Wales vs Ireland
James Harrington
08 Mar 2017, 11:11
Two shades of Gray: Richie labels brother Jonny 'an inspiration'
It is a family affair in Scotland's pack, with Richie Gray extolling the performances of his younger brother and fellow lock Jonny…
Harry West
08 Mar 2017, 10:57
The Six Types of Six Nations Rugby Fans
So the Six Nations has settled into a nice little groove and Super Rugby has returned in earnest. The first shoots of springtime a…
Dan Johansson
08 Mar 2017, 10:46
England v Scotland Preview - 1983 - The Year That Was
Fred Culazzo
08 Mar 2017, 9:51
Schmidt preaches importance of continuity as Ireland unchanged for Wales
Ireland have the benefit of naming an unchanged side to face Wales in the Six Nations, much to the delight of coach Joe Schmidt.
Peter Hanson
08 Mar 2017, 9:09
Howley opts against Wales overhaul for Ireland clash
Despite their poor performance against Scotland, Wales name an unchanged squad for their Six Nations match against Ireland.
Jack Davies
08 Mar 2017, 6:44
Fantasy Rugger - Super Rugby Conference Watch Round 3
RugbyPass
07 Mar 2017, 19:19
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World of Rugby
RugbyPass
07 Mar 2017, 17:11
Six Nations mid-term report cards: England still on track for an A, but Wales must try harder
Lee Calvert
07 Mar 2017, 16:41
Billy Vunipola moves closer to England return after being retained for Scotland clash
England have included Billy Vunipola in their squad to face Scotland on Saturday after Eddie Jones trimmed his training squad by s…
Alex Fisher
07 Mar 2017, 16:23
Good week, bad week: Why Wales are desperate for a win
James Harrington
07 Mar 2017, 15:57
The opening salvos in French rugby's new battle over central contracts have begun
James Harrington
07 Mar 2017, 15:35
Coetzee sees leadership void in search for new Springboks captain
The losses of Adriaan Strauss, Fourie du Preez and Jean de Villiers has left South Africa short of leaders, says Allister Coetzee.
Tom Webber
07 Mar 2017, 12:53
O'Shea turns to Canna in the absence of injured Allan
Carlo Canna will start at fly-half against France on Saturday as Italy look to claim their first win of the 2017 Six Nations.
Alex Fisher
07 Mar 2017, 11:01
The Tight Five - Handpicked Stories From The World of Rugby
RugbyPass
06 Mar 2017, 21:17
Billy Vunipola worthy of England recall, says scrum coach Hatley
England scrum coach Neal Hatley is not surprised that 72 minutes of action has been deemed sufficient for Billy Vunipola to be rec…
John Reeves
06 Mar 2017, 12:26
Billy's back and all the other talking points from the weekend of European rugby
RugbyPass
06 Mar 2017, 10:35
Was Alexis Palisson another case of concussion mismanaged?
James Harrington
06 Mar 2017, 6:25
Ireland fly-half Madigan to join Bristol
Bristol's ranks for the 2017-18 season will be bolstered further by the arrival of Ian Madigan from Top 14 side Bordeaux-Begles.
Tom Webber
06 Mar 2017, 4:09
The new Blues jerseys have the coordinates for their local prison on the sleeve
Where do the coordinates on the New Zealand Super Rugby teams' sleeves take you? We checked on Google Maps, and it's not their hom…
Calum Henderson
05 Mar 2017, 20:24
Billy Vunipola added to England squad
England have recalled Billy Vunipola following his return from injury with Saracens.
Jack Davies
05 Mar 2017, 17:08
Who had Saturday night's best finish: Crusaders, Sharks or Cowboys?
Jamie Wall
05 Mar 2017, 16:05
Weekend Round-up: Capitulation at Kingsholm
RugbyPass
05 Mar 2017, 14:33
La Rochelle go top with sixth consecutive Top 14 win
A sixth win in succession sees La Rochelle lead the Top 14, while Montpellier missed a chance to go third.
Omnisport
05 Mar 2017, 14:03
Six Nations beckons as England's Vunipola survives Saracens return unscathed
Saracens welcomed back Billy Vunipola in a Premiership win over Newcastle Falcons, boosting his chances of England selection.
Peter Hanson
05 Mar 2017, 12:41
When you coach the Springboks, there is always a gun to your head - Coetzee
Allister Coetzee has opened up on the pressure of coaching the Springboks, saying: "There is always a gun to your head."
Jack Davies
05 Mar 2017, 11:36
Ireland's Trimble to miss Six Nations run-in
Andrew Trimble will miss Ireland's remaining Six Nations matches, while Ultan Dillane is facing up to 10 weeks on the sidelines.
Jack Davies
05 Mar 2017, 9:59
Billy Vunipola return can tip the Six Nations balance for England - Ben Youngs
Ben Youngs believes England's Six Nations aspirations will be given a huge boost if Billy Vunipola returns to the fold in the comi…
Tom Webber
05 Mar 2017, 5:22
Foley sent home from Waratahs tour with post-concussion symptoms
After a heavy defeat away at Lions, there was more bad news for Waratahs with fly-half Bernard Foley ruled out of facing Sharks.
Tom Webber
05 Mar 2017, 4:47
Clermont defeat opens door for La Rochelle, Barba debuts in Toulon loss
Castres recorded an impressive victory over the Top 14 leaders on Saturday, as Toulon suffered defeat to Brive.
Christopher Devine
04 Mar 2017, 18:00
Leinster trounce Scarlets to reclaim leadership of Pro12
Scarlets were comprehensively beaten at the RDS as Leinster scored four tries in a 10-minute period of domination during the secon…
Gareth Morgan
04 Mar 2017, 17:11
Van Rensburg stars as Lions maul Waratahs
The Lions could well be title contenders once again following a big win over the Waratahs, while the Stormers also made it two win…
Gareth Morgan
04 Mar 2017, 15:17
Beale's brace seals vital win for Wasps, Quins edge Gloucester in thriller
Having seen their lead at the top cut to a point by Exeter, Wasps responded by downing Bath, while Harlequins squeezed past Glouce…
Gareth Morgan
04 Mar 2017, 13:14
Milner-Skudder back with a bang as Hurricanes crush Rebels
The Hurricanes continued their devastating start to the Super Rugby season against the Rebels, while the Crusaders and Sharks left…
Alex Fisher
04 Mar 2017, 6:12
Chiefs extend unbeaten run to keep pressure on Wasps
Wasps will head to Bath on Saturday with a one-point lead at the Premiership summit after Exeter Chiefs downed Leicester Tigers.
Tom Webber
03 Mar 2017, 18:01
Davies leads Ospreys to Pro12 summit, boosts international hopes
Sam Davies did his hopes of earning more international action no harm at all on Friday, leading Ospreys to a hard-fought win in Ed…
Christopher Devine
03 Mar 2017, 18:00
An end to promotion play-offs ... what a smart idea
James Harrington
03 Mar 2017, 11:18
SA Rugby bid to stop overseas exodus with new ruling
The number of players leaving South African shores to take up contracts overseas has long since been a concern for SA Rugby.
Peter Thompson
03 Mar 2017, 9:43
Boost for Eddie Jones and England as Vunipola returns for Sarries
England coach Eddie Jones will have a keen eye on Saracens' trip to Newcastle Falcons with Billy Vunipola back in action after inj…
Peter Hanson
03 Mar 2017, 7:54
Leinster pull off Fardy coup
Scott Fardy opted to turn his back on Brumbies in order to take on a new challenge in a different country.
Peter Thompson
03 Mar 2017, 5:57
Luatua red costs Blues as Chiefs ease to derby win
Chiefs killed off the game either side of half-time after Steven Luatua was given his marching orders for a reckless tackle.
Peter Thompson
03 Mar 2017, 4:38
Brumbies confirm Fardy exit amid Leinster links
Australia forward Sam Carter has agreed a new contract with Brumbies, but Scott Fardy will leave the club.
Alex Fisher
02 Mar 2017, 18:14
Season over for Wasps centre Eastmond
Wasps are hopeful that Kyle Eastmond will be fit for the start of next season after he underwent surgery.
Peter Thompson
02 Mar 2017, 11:51
Vunipola set for Saracens comeback
Billy Vunipola is poised to start for Saracens at Newcastle Falcons this weekend, raising hopes he could yet play in the Six Natio…
Peter Thompson
02 Mar 2017, 10:45
In defence of Eddie Jones' call to change the ruck laws
James Harrington
02 Mar 2017, 10:30
Payne back in Ireland contention
Jared Payne could make his Ireland return against Wales after being included in a 36-man squad for the final two rounds of the Six…
Alex Fisher
02 Mar 2017, 10:03
Force end home drought despite Nabuli treble
Eto Nabuli's treble was in vain as Western Force ended a 22-month wait for a victory at nib Stadium by defeating Reds.
Peter Thompson
02 Mar 2017, 8:26
Hartley to brush up on laws after Italy confusion
England captain Dylan Hartley was "confused" by Italy's tactics at Twickenham, but felt the experience served as a learning tool.
Peter Thompson
02 Mar 2017, 7:09
Toulon-bound Radradra would 'love' Eels return
Semi Radradra said "I'm upset for the fans for sure, but it's a business nowadays" after agreeing to join Toulon.
Peter Thompson
02 Mar 2017, 4:26
Gatland makes changes, back-up flown in | Lions Weekly Round-up
RugbyPass
01 Mar 2017, 18:09
Super Rugby Oracle: Blues or Chiefs? Every team to back in Round 2
Paul Neazor
01 Mar 2017, 16:33
Wales must convert chances – Jenkins
Gareth Jenkins wants Wales to put on a clinical display against Ireland to boost their disappointing Six Nations campaign.
Alex Fisher
01 Mar 2017, 16:21
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
RugbyPass
01 Mar 2017, 15:55
The Rugby Pod - Episode 22 'Titti Von Tramp'
Jim Hamilton and Andy Goode are joined in studio by Ulster's Darren Cave and Stephen Ferris. The lads discuss a few funny nights o…
Rugby Pod
01 Mar 2017, 14:57
Allan injury forces Italy changes
Italy have named a 31-man squad to face France in the Six Nations, but there is no place for injured fly-half Tommaso Allan.
Alex Fisher
01 Mar 2017, 12:47
Moody: England should be wary of Scotland threat
Scotland have the potential to deliver a huge blow to England's Six Nations hopes at Twickenham on March 11, according to Lewis Mo…
Alex Fisher
01 Mar 2017, 12:25
Williams stripped of Racing ambassador role for 'unforgivable' mistake
Laurent Travers said Ali Williams' arrest for allegedly buying drugs was "unforgivable, so there is a sentence" for the former All…
Peter Thompson
01 Mar 2017, 12:03
Ireland fly-half Jackson signs new Ulster deal
Paddy Jackson had been linked with a move to Northampton Saints, but will stay with Ulster until at least 2019.
Peter Thompson
01 Mar 2017, 11:14
Super Rugby Watercooler: Why Joaquin Tuculet should be your new favourite player
Scotty Stevenson
28 Feb 2017, 20:55
Never mind the anti-rucking – we need to talk about penalty tries
Jamie Wall
28 Feb 2017, 16:56
Good week, bad week: Have we hit peak Braveheart yet?
RugbyPass
28 Feb 2017, 16:12
Halfpenny holds his hands up for turning down kick
Wales were beaten by Scotland at the weekend and particular focus fell on a decision not to kick for goal at 16-13 down.
Peter Thompson
28 Feb 2017, 16:11
Toulon suspend O'Connor following arrest
James O'Connor will face a further interview with Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal within the next eight days after being arrested.
Peter Thompson
28 Feb 2017, 13:43
Toulon owner rules out new deal for 'kid with troubles' O'Connor
James O'Connor and Ali Wiliams spent time in jail after being arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Peter Thompson
28 Feb 2017, 10:17
Sharks raid Warriors to sign Strauss
Josh Strauss will leave Glasgow Warriors to test himself in the Premiership with Shale Sharks.
Iain Strachan
28 Feb 2017, 4:21
Whose line is it anyway? A brief history of famous rugby cocaine scandals
Jamie Wall
27 Feb 2017, 17:03
Saints land Sharks scrum-half Reinach, Wasps land Fiji centre
Sharks pivot Cobus Reinach is eyeing more South Africa caps after deciding to leave Sharks and ply his trade in England.
Peter Thompson
27 Feb 2017, 12:25
Lions Watch: Russell inspires Scotland, Joe launching into contention
Wales' Lions hopefuls were not at their best this weekend, but Finn Russell, Joe Launchbury and Jonathan Sexton caught the eye.
Peter Thompson
27 Feb 2017, 11:54
Bernard Laporte's country-first changes are set for a backlash from clubs
James Harrington
27 Feb 2017, 11:27
Springboks keep faith with Coetzee and bring in Smith
SA Rugby have kept faith with Allister Coetzee but the governing body have made changes to the coaching staff after a dismal 2016.
Peter Thompson
27 Feb 2017, 10:42
What The Fox? Four talking points from the weekend's Six Nations
James Harrington
27 Feb 2017, 8:42
Stormers lose Springbok De Allende for 12 weeks
An ankle injury sustained in the victory over Bulls on Saturday is expected to rule Damian de Allende out for roughly three months…
Tom Webber
27 Feb 2017, 6:36
Woodward lauds Italy's 'innovative' tactics against England
Eddie Jones has called for World Rugby's intervention to stop a repeat of Italy's unconventional tactics, but Clive Woodward was a…
Tom Webber
27 Feb 2017, 6:28
Tigers and HKFC join Valley and Kowloon in HKRU Grand Championship semis
RugbyPass
26 Feb 2017, 22:06
Fishing for Big Vern: The tactics of Eddie Jones' post-match interview
Scotty Stevenson
26 Feb 2017, 19:42
Jones, Ford call for World Rugby intervention after Italy 'no-ruck' tactics
England were unimpressed by Italy's gameplan in the Six Nations at Twickenham and Eddie Jones has called on World Rugby to take ac…
Harry West
26 Feb 2017, 18:47
Scotland's Hardie to miss rest of Six Nations
They enjoyed a win over Wales on Saturday, but Scotland have lost flanker John Hardie for the remainder of the Six Nations.
Harry West
26 Feb 2017, 18:25
Etienne Oosthuizen Suspended For Two Weeks
RugbyPass
26 Feb 2017, 16:11
It's not rugby - England coach Jones unamused by Italy tactics
Italy's unusual tactics at Twickenham drew criticism from Eddie Jones, whose England side solved the puzzle to claim a Six Nations…
Harry West
26 Feb 2017, 13:12
Ospreys edge out Glasgow, Ulster close on top four
Ospreys, Ulster and Connacht were winners on Sunday's action in the Pro12.
Matthew Scott
26 Feb 2017, 12:49
Weekend Round-Up: No one puts Scotland in the corner
RugbyPass
26 Feb 2017, 12:38
England overcome tactical quandary from inventive Azzurri
Italy provided England with a tactical puzzle but Eddie Jones' side prevailed, scoring six tries in a 36-15 Six Nations win at Twi…
Harry West
26 Feb 2017, 12:01
Gopperth treble sends Wasps six points clear at the top
It was a day to remember for Jimmy Gopperth and Wasps, who moved six points clear at the top of the Premiership with a win over Gl…
Harry West
26 Feb 2017, 10:12
Noves able to find positives in France defeat
Guy Noves was not too disheartened despite France's 19-9 loss to Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Alex Fisher
25 Feb 2017, 17:00
Schmidt delighted with Sexton return
Jonathan Sexton returned from injury to guide Ireland to a 19-9 victory over France in the Six Nations, much to the delight of Joe…
Alex Fisher
25 Feb 2017, 16:52
Janse van Rensburg snatches victory for the Lions
Rohan Janse van Rensburg ensured a thrilling late win for the Lions over the Cheetahs in the opening round of the 2017 Super Rugby…
Alex Fisher
25 Feb 2017, 14:56
Ireland still in the hunt - Murray
Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray was pleased to have overcome France in the Six Nations and kept their title hopes alive.
Alex Fisher
25 Feb 2017, 14:33
Superb Sexton kicks Ireland to victory over France
Ireland collected back-to-back wins in the Six Nations with a 19-9 victory over France in Dublin, a triumph inspired by Jonathan S…
Alex Fisher
25 Feb 2017, 14:05
Cotter relishing England-Scotland showdown after overcoming Wales
Scotland's win over Wales has set up a crucial Six Nations clash with England and Vern Cotter cannot wait for the game.
Peter Hanson
25 Feb 2017, 12:39
Howley concedes Wales' title hopes are over after Scotland reverse
Wales are playing for nothing but pride in their final two Six Nations matches, says interim head coach Rob Howley.
Peter Hanson
25 Feb 2017, 12:38
Chiefs and Saracens close in on Wasps
It's tight at the top of the Premiership with two points separating the leading three after Exeter Chiefs and Saracens won on Satu…
Harry West
25 Feb 2017, 12:37
Scotland end Wales woes to enhance Six Nations hopes
Scotland have had to wait 10 long years for a win over Wales, but in doing so they provide a huge boost to their Six Nations hopes…
Peter Hanson
25 Feb 2017, 11:38
Racing suspend Ali Williams amid cocaine investigation
Former New Zealand international Ali Williams has been suspended by Racing 92 amid a French police drugs investigation.
Alex Fisher
25 Feb 2017, 10:43
England v Italy: Everything you need to know
Few will back against an England win at Twickenham on Sunday, but Italy will be desperate to avoid another heavy Six Nations defea…
Harry West
25 Feb 2017, 6:48
Champions Hurricanes break new ground against sorry Sunwolves, Crusaders up and running
Sunwolves were blown away by Super Rugby champions Hurricanes, while Crusaders and Waratahs earned narrow wins in round one.
Peter Hanson
25 Feb 2017, 6:47
Tigers resurgence continues at The Stoop
For the third successive Premiership match, Leicester Tigers claimed victory on Friday, ending Harlequins' unbeaten home run.
Alex Fisher
24 Feb 2017, 17:24
Scarlets end Munster's winning run, Leinster go top
Scarlets scored 24 unanswered points to beat Munster 30-21 in the Pro12, a result that sees Leinster go top of the table.
Alex Fisher
24 Feb 2017, 16:56
Scotland v Wales: Everything you need to know
Scotland and Wales cannot afford another Six Nations defeat when they lock horns at Murrayfield after losing before the break.
Peter Thompson
24 Feb 2017, 13:45
France not worried by Sexton return
Yannick Bru insists the return of Jonathan Sexton has not changed France's focus ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash in Dublin.
Alex Fisher
24 Feb 2017, 13:04
Ireland v France: Everything you need to know
Ireland and France are both well aware that a defeat in Dublin would all but end their respective hopes of winning the Six Nations…
Peter Hanson
24 Feb 2017, 12:56
Ireland must raise their game for France - O'Driscoll
Former captain Brian O'Driscoll has called on Ireland to find another gear to deal with the threat posed by France in the Six Nati…
Alex Fisher
24 Feb 2017, 12:46
No one can match England's squad strength, claims Jones
England have more strength in depth than any of their rivals in world rugby, Eddie Jones claimed ahead of the Six Nations clash wi…
Alex Fisher
24 Feb 2017, 12:03
Ireland v France - Rivalry Video
RugbyPass
24 Feb 2017, 10:57
I was not an Italian spy! - No ulterior motive for Conte in Eddie Jones meeting
Antonio Conte visited Eddie Jones at England's training centre this week, but insisted he was not serving as a spy for Italy.
Nicholas McGee
24 Feb 2017, 10:20
Reds edge Sharks to spare Cooper's blushes, Chiefs surprise Highlanders
Reds started a new era with a victory over Sharks despite an unconvincing display from Quade Cooper, while Highlanders went down t…
Peter Thompson
24 Feb 2017, 8:01
Te'o handed first England start, bench role for Vunipola
Ben Te'o, Danny Care, James Haskell and Jonny May come into the England starting line-up for a game they will be expected to win e…
Peter Thompson
24 Feb 2017, 5:29
Six Nations Preview: England vs Italy
James Harrington
24 Feb 2017, 5:24
Super Rugby starts here: The Australian conference's first week
Scotty Stevenson
23 Feb 2017, 16:21
Why Georgia deserves a place in the Six Nations
James Harrington
23 Feb 2017, 12:46
Howley wants bigger impact from the bench in Scotland
Following criticism of his changes against England, Wales coach Rob Howley wants a bigger impact from the bench in Scotland.
Jack Davies
23 Feb 2017, 11:21
Sexton to start for Ireland against France
Ireland have been boosted by the return of Jonathan Sexton for their Six Nations clash with France.
Jack Davies
23 Feb 2017, 9:57
Six Nations Preview: Ireland vs France
James Harrington
23 Feb 2017, 9:26
Super Fantasy Rugger
RugbyPass
23 Feb 2017, 7:48
Six Nations Preview: Scotland vs Wales
James Harrington
23 Feb 2017, 7:46
Ioane stars as Blues thump Rebels in Super Rugby opener
Blues were without a host of key men in the first Super Rugby game of the season, but showed they have strength in depth at AAMI P…
Peter Thompson
23 Feb 2017, 7:36
Barclay named captain as Scotland change five for Wales
Vern Cotter has made five changes to Scotland's line-up to face Wales in the Six Nations with John Barclay to captain the team.
Peter Hanson
23 Feb 2017, 7:16
Noves makes three France changes
Having beaten Scotland last time out, France head to Ireland for a match they likely must win to keep their Six Nations title hope…
Russell Greaves
23 Feb 2017, 7:09
Farrell learning plenty from Wilkinson
Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson has been praised by England fly-half Owen Farrell.
Dejan Kalinic
22 Feb 2017, 22:12
Six-week ban for Sale boss Diamond
Steve Diamond will have half of a six-week ban suspended after the Sale Sharks director of rugby admitted verbal abuse of a match …
Jack Davies
22 Feb 2017, 17:39
Super Rugby Oracle: The teams to back in Round 1
Paul Neazor
22 Feb 2017, 17:00
Joseph left out of England squad
Eddie Jones has dropped Jonathan Joseph from the England squad preparing to take on Italy in the Six Nations.
Jack Davies
22 Feb 2017, 15:45
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
RugbyPass
22 Feb 2017, 14:46
Super Rugby 2017: Get up to speed ahead of the big kick-off
The Super Rugby season begins this week, so find out what to look out for in the campaign ahead.
Jack Davies
22 Feb 2017, 13:19
Laidlaw a massive loss for Scotland - Webb
Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb said Scotland will miss Greig Laidlaw "as a leader and as a kicker" ahead of Saturday's clash at Murray…
Peter Thompson
22 Feb 2017, 12:08
Gatland plans nightly choir practice for Lions squad
The British and Irish Lions will need to be on song if they are to impress in New Zealand.
Jack Davies
22 Feb 2017, 10:42
Allan and Campagnaro handed Italy starts at Twickenham
Conor O'Shea has reacted to Italy's humiliating 63-10 thrashing by Ireland by making four changes to the side to face England.
Peter Thompson
22 Feb 2017, 9:25
It is a closed competition - Six Nations chief dashes Georgia's hopes
It seems unlikely that Georgia will feature in the Six Nations - or any amended version of the competition - in the near future.
Harry West
22 Feb 2017, 6:12
North returns for Wales, Charteris back on bench
There were no surprises as Wales named their team to face Scotland, with the fit-again George North included in an otherwise uncha…
Christopher Devine
22 Feb 2017, 4:33
What Super Rugby means to a Northern Hemisphere rugby fan
Lee Calvert
21 Feb 2017, 18:32
RUGDAQ Weekly: How long til we see Denny Solomona in an England jersey?
RugbyPass
21 Feb 2017, 13:48
O'Driscoll wary of 'bullish' Wales
The legendary Brian O'Driscoll warned Ireland cannot afford to think about facing England with France and Wales to come before the…
Peter Thompson
21 Feb 2017, 12:38
North set for Wales return
George North came through training on Tuesday and is expected to be back in the Wales starting line-up against Scotland at Murrayf…
Peter Thompson
21 Feb 2017, 10:23
The Rugby Pod - Episode 21 'Chile'
Rugby Pod
21 Feb 2017, 9:45
Fan's Voice - Super Rugby - Lose the Conference System
RugbyPass
21 Feb 2017, 8:12
Dan Carter loses sponsor after drink-drive arrest
RugbyPass
21 Feb 2017, 5:34
Solomona deserves Lions place - Healey
He may only be five games into his rugby union career, but Austin Healey says Denny Solomona's explosive impact deserves Lions rec…
Alex Fisher
21 Feb 2017, 4:54
Wallabies star Haylett-Petty re-signs with ARU
After a breakout 2016, Wallabies star Dane Haylett-Petty re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
Dejan Kalinic
20 Feb 2017, 22:57
Mascot news: The Sunwolves have a new, slightly less terrifying mascot
Calum Henderson
20 Feb 2017, 22:41
Interview: Piers Francis talks leaving England and making it in Super Rugby
Jamie Wall
20 Feb 2017, 19:00
France lose Bastareaud and Chouly for Ireland clash
Mathieu Bastareaud and Damien Chouly will not travel with the France squad to take on Ireland in Dublin after sustaining injuries.
Peter Thompson
20 Feb 2017, 17:36
Fit-again Mako Vunipola set to face Italy
After making his Saracens comeback on Friday, Mako Vunipola is now poised to return to the international scene this weekend.
Peter Thompson
20 Feb 2017, 17:28
Super Rugby starts here: The New Zealand conference's first round
Scotty Stevenson
20 Feb 2017, 16:56
England no closer to All Blacks - Betsen
England have reeled off a record 16 consecutive wins, but Serge Betsen expects that run to come to an end during the Six Nations.
Peter Thompson
20 Feb 2017, 12:25
Sexton and Kearney poised to face France
Jonathan Sexton could make his Ireland return this weekend, while Rob Kearney also appears to be winning his battle to be fit.
Peter Thompson
20 Feb 2017, 10:51
Keane to replace Lam at Connacht
Chiefs assistant head coach Kieran Keane has agreed a three-year contract to succeed Pat Lam as Connacht head coach.
Christopher Devine
20 Feb 2017, 9:08
Talking Points: What the hell is Tactical Periodisation?
RugbyPass
20 Feb 2017, 8:47
Billy Vunipola expects to miss Six Nations finale
England appear unlikely to welcome back Billy Vunipola during the Six Nations. "I probably won't make the Ireland game," said the …
Christopher Devine
20 Feb 2017, 6:30
Cockerill to become Edinburgh head coach
Edinburgh will be coached by former Leicester boss Richard Cockerill from the 2017-18 season. The Englishman has signed a two-year…
Jack Davies
20 Feb 2017, 4:35
The Cheetahs are going to be good this year and 7 other predictions for the Super Rugby season
Jamie Wall
19 Feb 2017, 20:48
Solomona weeks away from England eligibility - Diamond
England could call on in-form Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona in the next "three to four weeks", according to Steve Diamond.
Alex Fisher
19 Feb 2017, 13:49
Montpellier and Castres boost top-six hopes
Montpellier and Castres recorded impressive victories to underline their top-six credentials in the Top 14.
Alex Fisher
19 Feb 2017, 13:21
Solomona sinks leaders Wasps
Premiership leaders Wasps were left with too much to do after the prolific Denny Solomona scored a first-half hat-trick for Sale S…
Christopher Devine
19 Feb 2017, 12:12
Weekend Round-Up: Five of the best from the Top 14 and Aviva Premiership
RugbyPass
19 Feb 2017, 11:19
Vickerman will be sorely missed, says Eddie Jones
Dan Vickerman was described as a "wonderfully committed team player and a good guy" by Eddie Jones, his former coach at internatio…
Christopher Devine
19 Feb 2017, 9:03
A true gentleman of the game: Rugby world mourns Vickerman
Dan Vickerman, who has died at 37, has been hailed as "a true gentleman of the game" and "a real competitor" by former team-mates.
Christopher Devine
19 Feb 2017, 4:23
Former Wallaby Vickerman dies aged 37
Dan Vickerman, a former lock for the Wallabies, Brumbies and Waratahs, died aged 37.
Dejan Kalinic
19 Feb 2017, 0:23
Clermont beat Bayonne to go top, La Rochelle win again
La Rochelle dropped into second place despite extending their winning run to eight matches, with Clermont Auvergne now leading the…
Peter Thompson
18 Feb 2017, 17:20
Munster leave it late to climb top, Cuthbert responds to critics
Ospreys' resilient defence was breached at the death as Munster claimed top spot in Pro12.
Russell Greaves
18 Feb 2017, 16:36
Exeter pull level with Sarries after Worcester rout
A win over Worcester Warriors pulls Exeter Chiefs level second-placed Saracens in the Premiership.
Omnisport
18 Feb 2017, 13:29
McCall expects Vunipola to face Italy
Mako Vunipola produced an all-action display on his return from injury and Mark McCall thinks he is ready for England duty.
Peter Thompson
18 Feb 2017, 10:17
Georgia promises 55,000 fans per game in Six Nations plea
"Tell us what we have to do" - Georgia has pleaded to be allowed into the Six Nations.
Jack Davies
18 Feb 2017, 6:36
Super Rugby Preview Video
RugbyPass
18 Feb 2017, 6:18
Lealiifano in remission following leukaemia diagnosis
After undergoing a bone marrow transplant, Christian Lealiifano said: "Everything is looking good. To be cancer-free is quite amaz…
Christopher Devine
18 Feb 2017, 5:12
Maitland injured as Gloucester beat Sarries
The sight of Sean Maitland on the sidelines in pain will give Vern Cotter another headache, but Mako Vunipola returned in Saracens…
Peter Thompson
17 Feb 2017, 18:09
Carbery and Daly at the double as Leinster hit the top
Leinster moved top of Pro12, while Scarlets battered Zebre to firm up their grasp on fourth place.
Peter Hanson
17 Feb 2017, 18:05
Wales great Edwards urges Howley to unleash Giles
Facing Scotland in the Six Nations would be an "easier baptism" for Keelan Giles, according to Wales legend Gareth Edwards.
Peter Thompson
17 Feb 2017, 13:12
Hastings hopes 'cheeky chappy' Price is right to soften Laidlaw blow
Gavin Hastings said injuries are the "nature of the beast" after Greig Laidlaw was ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations.
Peter Thompson
17 Feb 2017, 12:24
Scotland lose Strauss for rest of Six Nations
Two days after Greig Laidlaw was ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations, Josh Strauss' tournament has now come to a premature e…
Peter Thompson
17 Feb 2017, 9:32
Wallaby Frisby extends Reds deal
Wallabies' Nick Frisby has extended his stay with Queensland Reds in Super Rugby.
Dejan Kalinic
17 Feb 2017, 1:06
Carter apologises for drink-driving
Dan Carter apologised after the New Zealand great was caught drink-driving in France.
Dejan Kalinic
16 Feb 2017, 22:18
SANZAAR Enhances Super Rugby TMO Protocol
RugbyPass
16 Feb 2017, 20:40
Gatland keeping an open mind over Lions squad
Warren Gatland will pick the brains of his coaching staff after the Six Nations as he mulls over a squad for the Lions tour.
Peter Thompson
16 Feb 2017, 17:00
Left-field options for the Lions captaincy? Five players Warren Gatland should consider
James Harrington
16 Feb 2017, 14:00
Mako Vunipola set for Saracens return
Eddie Jones hopes to bring Mako Vunipola into the England squad if he comes through Saracens clash with Gloucester unscathed.
Jack Davies
16 Feb 2017, 12:47
Falcons confirm Mermoz signing
Maxime Mermoz joined Leicester Tigers from Toulon this month but has already agreed a move to Newcastle Falcons at the season's en…
RugbyPass
16 Feb 2017, 10:35
Charteris in line to return against Scotland
He has missed Wales' opening two Six Nations outings but Luke Charteris is in contention to feature against Scotland at Murrayfiel…
Harry West
16 Feb 2017, 10:09
Nonu's Toulon extension done, says president
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal says Ma'a Nonu has agreed a new deal.
Peter Hanson
16 Feb 2017, 8:37
Lam hits back at Hansen over 'ex-New Zealander' jibe
Steve Hansen's description of Pat Lam as an "ex-New Zealander" has drawn the ire of the Connacht head coach.
Harry West
16 Feb 2017, 3:52
Shots fired: Steve Hansen's hypocritical beef with Pat Lam
Jamie Wall
15 Feb 2017, 22:11
Wallaby Hodge re-signs with Rebels
Reece Hodge's new contract runs through until the end of 2020, tying him down beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Sacha Pisani
15 Feb 2017, 22:08
Grand Championship placings on the line in last weekend of Hong Kong Men's Premiership
RugbyPass
15 Feb 2017, 20:53
BREAKING NEWS: Scotland captain Laidlaw ruled out of Six Nations
An ankle injury has ended Greig Laidlaw's Six Nations campaign with Scotland prematurely.
Tom Webber
15 Feb 2017, 8:57
Faletau given chance to prove fitness with Bath return
Bath will be bolstered by the returning Taulupe Faletau as the forward looks to prove his fitness ahead of the rest of the Six Nat…
Matthew Scott
15 Feb 2017, 8:07
This week's biggest matches on Rugby Pass
RugbyPass
15 Feb 2017, 7:29
RUGDAQ Weekly: Global rugby stocks in brief
RugbyPass
15 Feb 2017, 6:50
Fan's Voice "Why The Brisbane Tens Was A Success" A Response to Tyson Otto
RugbyPass
15 Feb 2017, 6:49
Lawes inspired by fierce competition
England have continued their winning run into the Six Nations and Courtney Lawes is one of many to have impressed for Eddie Jones'…
Russell Greaves
15 Feb 2017, 4:34
Colin Slade: 'No one gives up the All Blacks easily'
James Harrington
15 Feb 2017, 4:27
Eddie Jones' 'finishers' are the only thing keeping England on track for the Slam
Lee Calvert
14 Feb 2017, 16:57
Scotland centre Bennett swaps Glasgow for Edinburgh
Edinburgh have signed Scotland centre Mark Bennett from Glasgow Warriors ahead of the 2017-18 Pro12 season.
Jack Davies
14 Feb 2017, 9:07
Brisbane Global Rugby Tens - A Viral Masterpiece
Fred Culazzo
14 Feb 2017, 7:42
Heaslip signs long-term IRFU contract
Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslip said his new deal with Leinster will give him the chance to "continue to chase the dream".
Peter Thompson
14 Feb 2017, 7:12
Toulon expects… cross-coder Ben Barba to emulate SBW
James Harrington
14 Feb 2017, 6:35
Ford to make Tigers return
Leicester Tigers academy graduate George Ford will return to Welford Road ahead of the 2017/18 season.
Peter Thompson
14 Feb 2017, 6:22
Ten takeaways from the Brisbane Tens, literally the hottest rugby tournament in the world
Jamie Wall
13 Feb 2017, 17:21
Luatua agrees surprise move to Bristol
All Black forward Steven Luatua will swap Super Rugby side Blues for Bristol next season, despite them flirting with Premiership r…
Matthew Scott
13 Feb 2017, 12:42
Lions Watch: Stander outstanding, Daly delivers again
Lions hopefuls CJ Stander, Elliot Daly and Ross Moriarty were among the standout performers in the latest round of Six Nations gam…
Christopher Devine
13 Feb 2017, 11:28
Laidlaw returns to Gloucester after injuring ankle
Captain Greig Laidlaw headlined a list of five injuries for Scotland coach Vern Cotter to worry about after defeat to France in Pa…
Matthew Scott
13 Feb 2017, 11:13
Tom Arscott warned by RFU after investigation into Sale leak claim
The RFU deemed information passed from Tom Arscott to brother Luke Arscott was not in breach of anti-corruption and betting regula…
Tom Webber
13 Feb 2017, 10:23
'Six Nations > Rugby Championship' and other talking points from Round Two
James Harrington
13 Feb 2017, 8:09
Mako Vunipola in line for England return against Italy
England suffered a number of injury blows ahead of the Six Nations, but things are starting to improve for Eddie Jones.
Christopher Devine
13 Feb 2017, 6:23
Gibbes to coach Ulster, Azema extends Clermont contract
Clermont Auvergne have handed a new deal to head coach Franck Azema and allowed forwards coach Jono Gibbes to join Ulster for next…
Christopher Devine
13 Feb 2017, 5:27
White is the new black – but Eddie Jones will never admit it
Scotty Stevenson
12 Feb 2017, 23:44
Valley vanquish Scottish to hone in on Hong Kong Men's Premiership honours
RugbyPass
12 Feb 2017, 22:26
Here's everything we learned about the upcoming Super Rugby season from watching the Brisbane Tens
Scotty Stevenson
12 Feb 2017, 20:02
'Afternoon rugby is better than night rugby' and 6 other rugby myths busted
Jamie Wall
12 Feb 2017, 17:23
Dagg commits to All Blacks
Israel Dagg said he has some "attractive offers" to leave New Zealand but was not ready to leave his homeland.
Peter Thompson
12 Feb 2017, 17:00
Noves: France win was not a step back
France head coach Guy Noves was frustrated with his side's performance but happy with the result "for once" against Scotland.
Peter Thompson
12 Feb 2017, 15:10
Frustrated Hogg says Scotland 'chucked it away'
Stuart Hogg said errors and an inability to respect the ball was Scotland's downfall at Stade de France.
Peter Thompson
12 Feb 2017, 14:53
Weekend Round-Up: Proof this is the best Six Nations for years
RugbyPass
12 Feb 2017, 14:48
France bring Scotland back down to earth
Camille Lopez scored 17 points as France claimed their first win of the Six Nations in a bruising encounter with Scotland.
Peter Thompson
12 Feb 2017, 12:27
Simpson rescues late draw for Wasps
Exeter Chiefs were denied a memorable victory over Wasps as the Premiership leaders snatched a draw late on at Sandy Park.
Alex Fisher
12 Feb 2017, 10:50
Kearney hits double on Leinster return
Leinster inflicted more misery on Treviso as Dave Kearney scored twice on his Pro12 return to help set up a 40-14 win.
Alex Fisher
12 Feb 2017, 10:13
Fumat sends Pau back into top six with bonus-point win
A brilliant move down the right ended with Julien Fumat running in the try to send Pau above Toulouse and into the Top 14's top si…
Tom Webber
12 Feb 2017, 9:19
Daly: I just pinned my ears back to get into that corner
England's match-winner Elliot Daly was thrilled to score his second international try to seal a second Six Nations win for Eddie J…
Alex Fisher
12 Feb 2017, 8:04
Former All Black Lauaki dies aged 35
Former All Blacks forward Sione Lauaki died at the age of 35.
Dejan Kalinic
11 Feb 2017, 21:19
Howley expects Murrayfield reaction from beaten Wales
After Wales suffered a painful 21-16 Six Nations loss to England, Rob Howley said: "I've got no doubt we'll have a reaction".
Christopher Devine
11 Feb 2017, 17:59
Racing close in on top six with Bayonne thrashing
After thumping Bayonne on Saturday, Top 14 champions Racing 92 are just a point behind sixth-placed Toulouse.
Christopher Devine
11 Feb 2017, 17:06
England coach Jones: We've used up all our get-out-of-jail cards
England are set to make changes for Italy's visit, but Eddie Jones was delighted with his team's efforts in rescuing a win against…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb 2017, 16:38
Jones left to rue 75-minute performance
After seeing his side lose to England in cruel fashion, Alun Wyn Jones said: "Hopefully we answered the critics and some of the do…
RugbyPass
11 Feb 2017, 14:55
Hartley, Jones hail England character after Cardiff comeback
England's latest comeback drew high praise from Eddie Jones, who said: "I think the players believe we can be the best team in the…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb 2017, 14:17
Schmidt hails hat-trick hero Stander and Ireland character in record win
Ireland racked up a record victory over Italy in the Six Nations and head coach Joe Schmidt was in a buoyant mood.
Peter Hanson
11 Feb 2017, 14:03
Daly rescues England in Cardiff thriller
England looked set to be beaten in Cardiff, but a late try from Elliot Daly kept Eddie Jones' team on course for a second successi…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb 2017, 13:47
Mills kicks Worcester to shock win over Saracens
Saracens were beaten in the Premiership for only the third time this season, as Worcester pulled off a surprise at Sixways.
Christopher Devine
11 Feb 2017, 12:19
Treble for unlikely talisman Stander as Ireland thrash Italy
Ireland ran in nine tries, with three coming from CJ Stander, in a 63-10 Six Nations demolition of Italy in Rome.
Nicholas McGee
11 Feb 2017, 11:26
North ruled out in late blow for Wales
George North was initially named in Wales' team to face England, but was ruled out on the day of the game with Alex Cuthbert repla…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb 2017, 11:06
Nightmare 2016 can help South Africa - Jantjies
The Springboks lost eight of their 12 Tests in 2016, but Elton Jantjies sees hope for 2017.
Nicholas McGee
11 Feb 2017, 10:09
France v Scotland: Everything you need to know
Vern Cotter's Scotland are bidding to back up their victory over Ireland with a long-awaited win away to an improving France.
Iain Strachan
11 Feb 2017, 8:56
Ireland skipper Best out through illness
Rory Best will not feature for Ireland against Italy, with Niall Scannell taking his place at hooker.
Nicholas McGee
11 Feb 2017, 8:42
Referee Owens clears up high tackle confusion
There has been a degree of confusion over new high tackle directives in rugby, but Nigel Owens says: "The tackle law hasn't change…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb 2017, 4:00
France have to beat Scotland - Yachvili
Dimitri Yachvili feels there are many positive signs for France after their defeat to England. "Now we are waiting for the win," h…
Christopher Devine
11 Feb 2017, 3:00
Munster slay Dragons to stay top, Ospreys keep pace
Ospreys claimed a 13th win in a row at Zebre to stay just a point behind Munster, who march on at the summit.
Peter Thompson
10 Feb 2017, 18:58
Varndell breaks record in Bristol mauling, Bath snatch victory
Tom Varndell scored a record 91st Premiership try on Friday, but was injured in the process as Harlequins hammered Bristol.
Peter Thompson
10 Feb 2017, 18:03
WATCH: Wales coach brings the house down with Eddie Jones quip
The quick-thinking Robin McBryde answered a journalist's phone during a press conference, pretending it was Eddie Jones on the lin…
Peter Thompson
10 Feb 2017, 14:25
Rugby ref Owens: Respect in football has to start at the top
Nigel Owens believes football authorities should adopt a "zero-tolerance" approach when it comes to tackling disrespectful behavio…
Christopher Devine
10 Feb 2017, 14:00
Italy v Ireland: Everything you need to know
Ireland training at Harlequins during the 2015 World Cup may give Italy coach Conor O'Shea an advantage ahead of their Six Nations…
Nicholas McGee
10 Feb 2017, 12:44
Ireland hoping for the Best with unwell captain
There was a notable absentee for the captain's run in Rome on Friday with the skipper himself unable to train with his Ireland tea…
Peter Thompson
10 Feb 2017, 12:42
Wales v England: Everything you need to know
On a 14-match winning run under Eddie Jones, England travel to Cardiff for a blockbuster Six Nations clash against Wales on Saturd…
Harry West
10 Feb 2017, 11:33
Wales to make late call on North and Biggar
Dan Biggar and George North trained on Friday but there are no guarantees they will be fit to face England in Cardiff.
Peter Thompson
10 Feb 2017, 10:24
Hogg to hit 50 for Scotland in Paris, Barclay replaces Wilson
Scotland have made a solitary change for their Six Nations match against France, which will see full-back Stuart Hogg earn his 50t…
Christopher Devine
10 Feb 2017, 8:02
Goujon the sole change to France XV
Guy Noves has made just one change to the France side for their game with Scotland, Loann Goujon replacing Damien Chouly.
Nicholas McGee
10 Feb 2017, 7:06
Yachvili tips Serin to make scrum-half jersey his own
Dimitri Yachvili has no doubt Baptiste Serin can be a star at scrum-half for France for years to come.
Peter Hanson
10 Feb 2017, 4:00
Is Ardie Savea the most fashionable rugby player in the world?
Rose Hoare
09 Feb 2017, 21:17
Six Nations 2017: France vs Scotland Preview
James Harrington
09 Feb 2017, 20:55
Roof open for Wales-England Six Nations clash
After a week of uncertainty, Wales have confirmed the roof will be open when they play England in the Six Nations.
Peter Hanson
09 Feb 2017, 13:25
Schmidt challenges Ireland to expect the unexpected after Murrayfield mishap
Ireland have to become more adaptable after losing their Six Nations opener, says head coach Joe Schmidt.
Peter Hanson
09 Feb 2017, 12:52
Six Nations 2017: Wales vs England Preview
James Harrington
09 Feb 2017, 12:14
England prepared for cunning Wales - Jones
England head coach Eddie Jones said he does not know what "cunning" Wales might have in store for his side in Cardiff.
Peter Thompson
09 Feb 2017, 11:23
Six Nations 2017: Italy vs Ireland Preview
James Harrington
09 Feb 2017, 10:05
Favaro returns as Italy change four for Ireland showdown
Conor O'Shea has opted to make four changes for Italy's showdown with Ireland in Rome, with Simone Favaro among those to come in.
Peter Hanson
09 Feb 2017, 9:39
North, Biggar and Faletau fit to face England
There was positive injury news all round for Rob Howley ahead of England's visit to Cardiff this weekend.
Peter Thompson
09 Feb 2017, 8:42
Sexton misses out again for Ireland
Ireland's Six Nations campaign is not going to plan thus far, with Jonathan Sexton losing his fitness battle to play in Italy on S…
Harry West
09 Feb 2017, 8:39
Clifford gets call as Jones makes two England changes
Having started the defence of their Six Nations title with a win over France, England are set for a tough trip to take on Wales.
Russell Greaves
09 Feb 2017, 5:31
Tuipulotu cleared of doping
Patrick Tuipulotu is free to make a return to rugby immediately after the New Zealand lock was cleared of doping.
Dejan Kalinic
08 Feb 2017, 22:18
Six Nations Stats – Week 1
RugbyPass
08 Feb 2017, 20:34
Six Nations Trumped
Sam Smith
08 Feb 2017, 16:56
This week's biggest matches on Rugby Pass
RugbyPass
08 Feb 2017, 16:01
Eddie Jones is like Brian Clough and great for rugby - Edwards
Wales' defence coach Shaun Edwards is a fan of Eddie Jones' outspoken approach as England head coach.
Peter Hanson
08 Feb 2017, 14:52
Van der Westhuizen was the perfect scrum-half - Yachvili
Assessing the career of Joost van der Westhuizen, Dimitri Yachvili said: "He was perfect ... as fast as a winger, powerful like a …
Christopher Devine
08 Feb 2017, 11:46
Biggar and North injuries worrying Wales
Shaun Edwards says Wales are "worried" about the fitness of Dan Biggar and George North as they prepare for Saturday's clash with …
Christopher Devine
08 Feb 2017, 8:57
RUGDAQ Weekly: Who's going up and who's going down in the global rugby stockmarket
RugbyPass
08 Feb 2017, 7:41
Cheika: New Zealand apology not necessary
There has been tension between New Zealand and Australia over allegations of a listening device being planted in an All Blacks hot…
Russell Greaves
08 Feb 2017, 6:54
10 reasons to watch the Brisbane Tens this weekend
Jamie Wall
07 Feb 2017, 18:01
Diamond expects Ford to make big-money Tigers return
Steve Diamond expects England playmaker George Ford to return to Leicester Tigers in a big-money move.
Peter Thompson
07 Feb 2017, 11:30
Changing Top 14 rules mean fewer raids on southern rugby
James Harrington
07 Feb 2017, 8:59
Russell given all-clear for France clash
Scotland training on Tuesday included fly-half Finn Russell, who passed the final stage of the HIA process.
Tom Webber
07 Feb 2017, 7:25
Man charged over listening device was employed by All Blacks - Hansen
New Zealand said it was "bizarre and unbelievable" to discover the identity of a man who was charged with public mischief on Tuesd…
Peter Thompson
07 Feb 2017, 4:49
All Blacks vice-captain Smith signs new deal
All-Blacks vice-captain Ben Smith will not follow Aaron Cruden overseas after opting to remain in his homeland.
Peter Thompson
07 Feb 2017, 4:00
Champagne or Speight's? Ben Smith re-signs with All Blacks, forgets important drinking rule
Scotty Stevenson
07 Feb 2017, 2:53
Remembering Joost van der Westhuizen
Scotty Stevenson
06 Feb 2017, 18:30
Kruis a chance for Lions 'gamble' - Jones
England's George Kruis will not play before Warren Gatland names his British and Irish Lions squad, but Eddie Jones has backed his…
Matthew Scott
06 Feb 2017, 17:26
Burgeoning Test career behind Jones' Glasgow switch
Glasgow Warriors have secured the signing of Scotland international Huw Jones from Stormers on a two-year deal.
Jack Davies
06 Feb 2017, 14:25
Jones out to 'paint our own picture' in England-Wales rivalry
England coach Eddie Jones says his side want to paint a new picture in a Six Nations rivalry with Wales that has often been one-si…
Matthew Scott
06 Feb 2017, 11:47
Lions Watch: Hogg bosses Ireland, Hartley rusty on return
Dylan Hartley was out of sorts in England's win over France, but Stuart Hogg could do little more to impress Warren Gatland at Mur…
Peter Thompson
06 Feb 2017, 11:39
Why 15-Win England Need a Change: Six Talking Points from the First Round of the Six Nations
James Harrington
06 Feb 2017, 10:52
Top try-scoring scrum-half after a decade at the top - Van der Westhuizen's Springboks career in Opta numbers
Following the death of Joost van der Westhuizen, we take a look at his Springboks career in Opta numbers.
Jack Davies
06 Feb 2017, 9:35
A true Springbok hero, a giant and a warrior - tributes pour in for Van der Westhuizen
Tributes poured in for South African rugby great Joost van der Westhuizen, who lost his battle with motor neuron disease on Monday…
Tom Webber
06 Feb 2017, 8:46
South African legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies
RugbyPass
06 Feb 2017, 8:43
Saints pull off Horne coup
Northampton Saints have pulled off a coup by agreeing a deal to bring Australia international Rob Horne to Franklin's Gardens.
Peter Thompson
06 Feb 2017, 7:26
Cubelli needs knee surgery in blow to Brumbies
Tomas Cubelli ruptured a tendon in his knee and will miss the start of the Super Rugby campaign for Brumbies.
Dejan Kalinic
05 Feb 2017, 21:32
A Love Letter To Baptiste Serin
Lee Calvert
05 Feb 2017, 17:04
Kruis out of Six Nations with Lions hopes in the balance
England have suffered a blow with the news George Kruis will undergo surgery on his knee injury, ruling him out of the Six Nations…
Harry West
05 Feb 2017, 15:26
Tom Brady wishes Tom Brady all the best for Super Bowl LI
Has the pressure of a seventh Super Bowl finally got to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady? Has he started talking to hims…
Harry West
05 Feb 2017, 15:05
Wales to assess Biggar as Howley dodges Davies quandary
Wales' win at Italy came at a potential cost with Dan Biggar injured, but Rob Howley believes Sam Davies can fill the breach if ne…
Harry West
05 Feb 2017, 12:55
Wales wear down Italy in Rome
It was a scrappy start for Wales, but an assured second-half performance earned Rob Howley's side an opening Six Nations win over …
Harry West
05 Feb 2017, 11:06
Weekend Round-Up: Six Nations Kicks Off With An Edinburgh Epic
RugbyPass
05 Feb 2017, 8:16
Deja vu for downbeat Guirado
Guilhem Guirado said France's loss to England at Twickenham was "really hard to take."
Peter Thompson
05 Feb 2017, 6:17
ARU investigating Higginbotham incident
Scott Higginbotham is set for a court appearance on February 21 following an alleged incident in Brisbane.
Peter Thompson
05 Feb 2017, 4:13
Moore moves on from 'frustrating' year for Wallabies
Stephen Moore is keen to see the Wallabies take positives from a disappointing and frustrating 2016.
Dejan Kalinic
05 Feb 2017, 0:29
Jones expects France to become 'dominant'
France are set to become dominant in world rugby, according to England coach Eddie Jones.
Dejan Kalinic
04 Feb 2017, 22:07
France have to keep working - Noves
Guy Noves felt France ultimately got what they deserved at Twickenham, while Louis Picamoles admitted they were "more than frustra…
Christopher Devine
04 Feb 2017, 18:15
I always thought 'awful' England would win, says Jones
After England scraped past France on Saturday, Eddie Jones described the performance as "ugly" and the result as "beautiful".
Christopher Devine
04 Feb 2017, 16:55
England have 'so much to work on' despite win - Hartley
England scraped to victory over France in their opening Six Nations match, but Dylan Hartley wants to see improvements against Wal…
Ben Spratt
04 Feb 2017, 14:44
Te'o the hero as England scrape home to set record
England were below their best against France at Twickenham, but snatched a barely deserved victory to continue their winning run.
Christopher Devine
04 Feb 2017, 14:10
Cotter revels in Scotland composure
Scotland held on for a surprise win over Ireland in the 2017 Six Nations opener and head coach Vern Cotter feels lessons have been…
Harry West
04 Feb 2017, 12:57
Best bemoans slack start as Hogg hails Scotland win
Ireland came from 21-5 down to briefly lead at Murrayfield, but their poor start proved costly. "We weren't good enough," said Ror…
Christopher Devine
04 Feb 2017, 12:36
Scotland end recent Ireland hoodoo thanks to Hogg heroics
A delighted Murrayfield crowd witnessed Scotland defeat Ireland in a breathtaking Six Nations opener on Saturday.
Peter Hanson
04 Feb 2017, 11:35
Rugby great Van der Westhuizen 'in critical condition'
A statement issued by the J9 Foundation announced Springbok icon Joost van der Westhuizen was taken to hospital on Saturday.
Tom Webber
04 Feb 2017, 7:59
Brumbies face nervy wait on Cubelli's knee injury
Tomas Cubelli needed a brace after hurting his knee just three weeks before Brumbies' Super Rugby season opener.
Peter Hanson
04 Feb 2017, 7:38
Italy v Wales: Everything you need to know
With a new captain and a new coach from the previous campaign, Wales begin the 2017 Six Nations against last year's bottom side It…
Harry West
04 Feb 2017, 6:30
Moore talks up Olympic rugby
The presence of Sevens at the Olympics will help rugby as a whole, according to Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.
Dejan Kalinic
03 Feb 2017, 22:45
Bleyendaal kicks Munster into Pro12 lead
Supplying the only points scored in a tight second half, Tyler Bleyendaal's penalty saw Munster edge Edinburgh to take the Pro12 l…
Iain Strachan
03 Feb 2017, 18:37
Why The Six Nations is a Bigger Deal Than The Super Bowl
Dan Johansson
03 Feb 2017, 15:34
Coetzee set to learn South Africa fate
SA Rugby will make an announcement on Allister Coetzee's future "as soon as possible" after completing a review.
Peter Thompson
03 Feb 2017, 15:25
England v France: Everything you need to know
England are strong favourites to extend their winning run to a record 15 Tests when they do battle with France at Twickenham.
Peter Thompson
03 Feb 2017, 13:18
Moody tells Telfer to focus on Scotland after Jones jibe
England are right to be confident ahead of the Six Nations given their run of victories, says 2003 World Cup winner Lewis Moody.
Peter Hanson
03 Feb 2017, 12:40

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