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Henshaw's Lions tour could be over - Gatland
Warren Gatland does not expect to see Robbie Henshaw play any further part in the British and Irish Lions tour due to a shoulder i…
Alex Fisher
27 Jun 2017, 10:00
Have these Lions played their last match of the New Zealand tour?
Following Tuesday's 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes, all that remains for the British and Irish Lions on their tour to New Zealand …
Jack Davies
27 Jun 2017, 9:57
Gatland questions officials after Henderson yellow
Iain Henderson's yellow card proved costly for the British and Irish Lions against the Hurricanes, and Warren Gatland was not happ…
Alex Fisher
27 Jun 2017, 7:33
Best frustrated as Lions let lead slip
Despite an improved display against the Hurricanes, British and Irish Lions stand-in captain Rory Best spoke of his frustration.
Alex Fisher
27 Jun 2017, 7:31
Hurricanes deny Lions after costly Henderson yellow
The Hurricanes produced a stunning fightback to deny the British and Irish Lions a much-needed victory ahead of the second All Bla…
Alex Fisher
27 Jun 2017, 6:34
The Warm Up with Jamie Wall - Hurricanes v British & Irish Lions
We sent Jamie Wall to Westpac Stadium to preview tonight's match between the Super Rugby Champion Hurricanes and the British & Iri…
Sam Smith
26 Jun 2017, 23:44
What Goes On Tour from Auckland to Wellington
After a thrilling first test at Eden Park I had to move on immediately - our focus now drawn to the tasks that remain ahead on tou…
Sam Smith
26 Jun 2017, 19:35
Scarlets announce signing of former Australian 7s star
The Scarlets have announced the signing today of former Australian Sevens star Paul Asquith. The versatile Asquith can play ac…
Ian Cameron
26 Jun 2017, 16:32
New Edinburgh deal for Lion Dell
Having made his British and Irish Lions bow against the Chiefs, Allan Dell has won a new Edinburgh contact.
Jack Davies
26 Jun 2017, 11:55
After years of procrastination, football is finally turning to rugby for inspiration
The legend goes that it was in 1823 that William Webb Ellis “with a fine disregard for the rules of football as played in his ti…
James Flaus
26 Jun 2017, 7:09
All Blacks boss Hansen hits back at 'desperate' Gatland
Warren Gatland has been labelled "predictable" and "desperate" by Steve Hansen following his criticism of the All Blacks. Gatla…
Sacha Pisani
26 Jun 2017, 4:45
Lions great Edwards wants Warburton recalled
Sir Gareth Edwards is urging Warren Gatland to recall British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton to the starting XV for the sec…
Chris Jones
26 Jun 2017, 0:03
Did Sean O'Brien score the greatest Lions try ever?
Everyone can agree the Lions' first try on Saturday night was an absolute belter – but was it the greatest try in the long histo…
Jamie Wall
25 Jun 2017, 21:28
The difference between the All Blacks and the Lions in one word
If the Lions take a close look at the match statistics from Eden Park, they will head to Wellington this week convinced they have …
Scotty Stevenson
25 Jun 2017, 20:42
Laporte backs Noves but demands improvement from France
France coach Guy Noves has been backed to continue, but Bernard Laporte expects to see an upturn in fortunes come November.
Christopher Devine
25 Jun 2017, 14:40
Best to captain Lions again for Hurricanes clash
The British and Irish Lions are much-changed for their clash against the Hurricanes.
Dejan Kalinic
25 Jun 2017, 11:19
Crotty set to miss rest of series, All Blacks wait on Smith
Steve Hansen says Ryan Crotty is likely to be out for two to four weeks, while Ben Smith's availability for the second Test remain…
Christopher Devine
25 Jun 2017, 8:06
Gatland concerned by targeting of Lions scrum-half Murray
The head coach of the Lions feels Conor Murray was unfairly targeted at Eden Park and will express his concerns to the match offic…
Christopher Devine
25 Jun 2017, 8:05
Gatland hopes players stake claims in Hurricanes clash
The Lions face the Hurricanes on Tuesday and head coach Warren Gatland said: "I think the players will realise there's an opportun…
Christopher Devine
25 Jun 2017, 6:49
Wallabies wing Naivalu facing up to seven weeks out
Sefa Naivalu is facing six to seven weeks on the sidelines, but Australia expect him to be fit for the Sydney Test against the All…
Christopher Devine
25 Jun 2017, 6:49
Weekend Round Up: The Southern Hemisphere Strikes Back
RugbyPass
25 Jun 2017, 6:29
New Zealand 30 Lions 15: Top Opta facts
The best Opta facts from the opening British and Irish Lions Test against New Zealand.
Jack Davies
24 Jun 2017, 22:19
Rampant Springboks whitewash France
South Africa outscored France by four tries to none to beat them for the first time at Ellis Park and win the series 3-0.
Peter Thompson
24 Jun 2017, 22:19
Springboks awaiting news on Whiteley injury
Warren Whiteley was unable to lead the Springboks as they sealed a series victory at Ellis Park.
Peter Thompson
24 Jun 2017, 22:19
All Blacks bring in McKenzie after Smith setback
After another concussion setback for Ben Smith, Damian McKenzie was added to the All Blacks squad.
Dejan Kalinic
24 Jun 2017, 22:18
Fiji spoil Ford's party in win over Scotland
Veteran hooker Ross Ford made history, becoming Scotland's most capped player with a record 110th international appearance, but Fi…
Sacha Pisani
24 Jun 2017, 7:56
Viral rant proves inspirational as Wallabies hold on to beat Italy
Stung by the criticism, Australia bounced back with a hard-fought victory over Italy.
Sacha Pisani
24 Jun 2017, 7:56
Ireland finish tour with perfect record after Japan win
Joe Schmidt's Ireland recorded another easy win over Japan to end their tour with a perfect record.
Nicholas McGee
24 Jun 2017, 7:56
New Zealand 30 Lions 15: Wasted chances costly as All Blacks take opener
New Zealand won the opening Test against the British and Irish Lions 30-15 as the tourists were punished for their profligacy.
Jack Davies
24 Jun 2017, 7:56
New Zealand 30 Lions 15: The key moments
We take a look at how the first Test in Auckland was won, picking out the most significant moments from an absorbing encounter.
Christopher Devine
24 Jun 2017, 7:55
O'Mahony: Lions must be more clinical
Following their defeat to New Zealand in the opening Test of a three-match series, Peter O'Mahony says the Lions must be more clin…
Jack Davies
24 Jun 2017, 7:55
Defence won All Blacks the game - Read
Kieran Read says New Zealand's opening-Test victory over the British and Irish Lions was "a hell of a Test match".
Jack Davies
24 Jun 2017, 7:55
Lions shortcomings can be fixed, says Gatland
Warren Gatland says all of the errors that contributed to the British and Irish Lions first-Test defeat to the All Blacks can be f…
Jack Davies
24 Jun 2017, 7:55
Stunning O'Brien try one to savour for beaten Lions
The British and Irish Lions were well beaten in Auckland, but their first try will not be forgotten by those who witnessed it.
Christopher Devine
24 Jun 2017, 7:55
One of the best I've seen! - Hansen raves about Lions try
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has labelled the British and Irish Lions' opening try of the first Test one of the best he has…
Jack Davies
24 Jun 2017, 7:54
What Goes On Tour at Eden Park - All Blacks v Lions Match Predictions
Andy Goode reckons Official Lions Rugby? will triumph 22-16, while Jamie Wall predicts the mighty All Blacks? will prevail 25-12. …
Sam Smith
23 Jun 2017, 23:08
The Rugby Pod On Tour - Eden Park
Andy Goode is at Eden Park with some predictions about tonight's test between the mighty All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions.…
Sam Smith
23 Jun 2017, 22:33
What Goes On Tour at Eden Park - All Blacks v British & Irish Lions
Jamie Wall is adamant in this video that the British & Irish Lions will need to cross the tryline tonight if they're any chance of…
Sam Smith
23 Jun 2017, 22:20
The Magnificent seven reasons why the All Blacks will win
It will be tight. It will be tough. It will be tense. But I still back the All Blacks to win the 1st test by a converted try, w…
Martin Devlin
23 Jun 2017, 19:01
New Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Everything you need to know
New Zealand are strong favourites to continue their incredible unbeaten run at Eden Park in the first Test.
Peter Thompson
23 Jun 2017, 17:58
Gatland questions All Blacks' bench, Savea absence
New Zealand lack the strength in depth they enjoyed in previous years, according to British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland.
Iain Strachan
23 Jun 2017, 15:15
All Blacks expect to tame Lions, says Read
All Blacks captain Kieran Read says the British and Irish Lions will present a "massive challenge", but feels they should be up to…
Peter Thompson
23 Jun 2017, 15:14
Double for Evans as Wales beat Samoa
Two second-half scores from Steff Evans in only his second Test ensured Wales head home with two tour wins out of two.
Peter Thompson
23 Jun 2017, 13:18
Howley disappointed by ugly incident involving tour manager
British and Irish Lions assistant coach Rob Howley was disappointed by an incident involving tour manager John Spencer, but insist…
RugbyPass
23 Jun 2017, 5:47
Why Venter is the right man for the Boks
While the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions test series is dominating rugby, it is easy to miss the dramatic influence Dr Bre…
Chris Jones
23 Jun 2017, 5:08
VIDEO: How the Lions can beat the All Blacks exposed
Liam Dunseath is back, and this time he has been tasked with finding the All Blacks areas of weakness. An onerous task you mig…
Liam Dunseath
22 Jun 2017, 14:36
Who is the Lions' first Test captain Peter O'Mahony?
Introducing the quiet Munsterman who, two years after suffering a career-threatening injury, will lead the tourists out to face th…
James Harrington
22 Jun 2017, 11:58
Lealiifano returns under 12 months on from cancer diagnosis
After going into remission in February, Christian Lealiifano made his return to the pitch for the Brumbies on Thursday.
Nicholas McGee
22 Jun 2017, 10:55
Ducuing to make first France start, Plisson and Dulin return
Guy Noves has made three changes to the France starting line-up to take on the Springboks in the final match of the series.
Peter Thompson
22 Jun 2017, 10:53
Ireland hand first starts to Tracy and Treadwell
Ireland thrashed Japan 50-22 in the series opener and Joe Schmidt has made six changes for this weekend's meeting.
RugbyPass
22 Jun 2017, 10:49
Worry is a wasted emotion - Hansen not concerned by Lions challenge
Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen have been engaged in mind games ahead of the first Test between the Lions and the All Blacks.
Russell Greaves
22 Jun 2017, 10:45
Lions captain O'Mahony inspired by the late Foley
Anthony Foley passed away last October, but his legacy lives on in the likes of British and Irish Lions first-Test captain Peter O…
Russell Greaves
22 Jun 2017, 10:29
Ford primed to make Scotland history
Ross Ford is set to make history on Saturday after being selected to face Fiji in what would be a record 110th appearance for Scot…
RugbyPass
22 Jun 2017, 9:19
Rugby Pod - Auckland Sky Jump
Auckland Tourism invited Jim & Andy to see the sights from Auckland’s Sky Tower. What they didn’t mention is the lads would be…
Rugby Pod
22 Jun 2017, 7:35
Moore returns to Wallabies' starting line-up
The Wallabies made six changes to their starting team to face Italy, including welcoming back Stephen Moore.
Dejan Kalinic
22 Jun 2017, 7:07
The Rugby Pod on Tour - Day 2
The lads are off to Hamilton for the Chiefs game. Here's a recap of the day as they went pitch side and met up with a few Lions an…
Rugby Pod
22 Jun 2017, 3:18
What Goes On Tour - Jim Hamilton at Hamilton Old Boys
I met former Saracens and Scottish International player Jim Hamilton of The Rugby Pod at Hamilton Old Boys Rugby Club prior to the…
Sam Smith
22 Jun 2017, 0:02
What Goes On Tour - Hanmer Springs
It's me, Sam Smith, here I am at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools by recommendation of a friendly security official who stood guard at…
Sam Smith
21 Jun 2017, 19:54
Great moments in Lions tour history: The brief All Blacks career of Colin Farrell
In 1977 a 21-year-old Auckland fullback was plucked from obscurity to make his All Blacks debut against the Lions. Jamie Wall reme…
Jamie Wall
21 Jun 2017, 19:35
Gatland: Lions team picked to beat All Blacks
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says the form of players prompted his decision to make several surprise selections fo…
Iain Strachan
21 Jun 2017, 17:52
Whitelock wants Read to 'lead from the front' against Lions
Sam Whitelock will look to New Zealand captain Kieran Read to "lead from the front" against the British and Irish Lions in the fir…
Peter Thompson
21 Jun 2017, 16:24
BREAKING: The Lions team to play the All Blacks in the first Test named
The British and Irish Lions have announced the team to play the All Blacks at the Eden Park Stadium on Saturday. Ireland flanke…
Ian Cameron
21 Jun 2017, 15:03
BREAKING NEWS: Fit-again Read and Ioane to start against Lions
Kieran Read has not played since April, but the All Blacks captain will do battle with the Lions in Auckland.
Peter Thompson
21 Jun 2017, 14:51
Bank of Mourad saves Toulon from Top 14's financial police
The galacticos of French rugby were threatened with relegation to the ProD2 after a €2million hole was discovered in club financ…
James Harrington
21 Jun 2017, 14:26
VIDEO: Jarryd Hayne gets smashed early in State of Origin 2
NRL Superstar Jarryd Hayne was given an early reminder of the ferocity of State of Origin, getting smashed early doors after a rec…
Ian Cameron
21 Jun 2017, 9:36
Lions have to be close to perfection to down All Blacks - Greenwood
Will Greenwood says the British and Irish Lions can win the New Zealand series even if they lose the opening Test this weekend. …
Christopher Devine
21 Jun 2017, 9:26
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
The big one is finally here – the Lions taking on the All Blacks on Saturday – but there are a few other tasty internationals …
RugbyPass
21 Jun 2017, 8:49
Quins confirm coup for All Blacks centre Saili
Francis Saili has swapped Pro12 for the Premiership after opting to join Harlequins from Munster. The powerhouse back, who can …
Peter Hanson
21 Jun 2017, 8:11
VIDEO: 'We have trained them hard and fast' - Rowntree
Competition for places in the first Test against New Zealand is hotting up, much to the delight of Lions coach Graham Rownstree. …
Peter Hanson
21 Jun 2017, 7:37
OPINION: Cheika - good at social media, rubbish at coaching
Richard North
21 Jun 2017, 6:01
Daly eyes unexpected Lions Test spot
"It would be amazing." Elliot Daly is eyeing a Test appearance for the British and Irish Lions.
Dejan Kalinic
21 Jun 2017, 5:53
Lions 2017: New Zealand forwards in profile
New Zealand's three-match series against the British and Irish Lions gets under way with the opening Test in Auckland on Saturday.…
Jack Davies
21 Jun 2017, 5:29
The ten coolest day jobs held by players at the 1991 Rugby World Cup
A lorry driver, a chef and a flight attendant walk into a bar. There is no punchline – it's 1991 and they're all taking part in …
Calum Henderson
20 Jun 2017, 20:47
What Goes On Tour in Hamilton - Chiefs v British & Irish Lions Match Review & Highlights
Jamie Wall was at FMG Stadium in Hamilton where the British & Irish Lions crushed the Chiefs. Here he is with some highlights and …
Sam Smith
20 Jun 2017, 19:39
O'Mahony's captaincy credentials, back-three competition - what we've learned from the Lions tour
After three weeks and six matches in New Zealand, the British and Irish Lions' much-anticipated Test series against the All Blacks…
Christopher Devine
20 Jun 2017, 15:21
Lions back three places not decided - Gatland
At least one of Jack Nowell, Elliot Daly and Liam Williams could yet feature in the first Test against the All Blacks.
Christopher Devine
20 Jun 2017, 15:18
Foster upbeat over Read fitness for first Lions Test
The All Blacks are confident Kieran Read will be fit for the first Test against the Lions. "He is desperate to play," said Ian…
Christopher Devine
20 Jun 2017, 10:18
Quade Cooper had this to say about online 'armchair' critics
Australia international Quade Cooper said he has no time for fans who tear plays down in the wake of a supporter's viral rant. …
Sacha Pisani
20 Jun 2017, 7:28
'Pick-and-go king' Nowell delighted with Chiefs double
Jack Nowell scored twice in the British and Irish Lions' win over the Chiefs, and the wing says his opener was true to type.
Jack Davies
20 Jun 2017, 7:04
Doddie Weir diagnosed with motor neurone disease
Doddie Weir, who earned 61 Scotland caps during an illustrious career, plans to create a charitable foundation after his MND diagn…
Christopher Devine
20 Jun 2017, 6:39
Rebels, Force remain in limbo as Super Rugby saga drags on
A decision on which Australian team will be cut from Super Rugby is no closer to being reached following an Australian Rugby Union…
Christopher Devine
20 Jun 2017, 6:24
Nowell stars as Lions brush Chiefs aside
Jack Nowell crossed for two tries as the British and Irish Lions wrapped up their Test series preparations with a 34-6 victory ove…
Jack Davies
20 Jun 2017, 6:13
Sale Sharks swoop for James O'Connor
Sale Sharks have announced the marquee signing of James O'Connor from Toulon ahead of the 2017-18 Premiership season. The versa…
Christopher Devine
20 Jun 2017, 5:55
The Rugby Pod on Tour - Day 1
Jim & Andy have landed in Auckland and are ready for a tour. We head straight to Trusts Arena to check out the what the Lions are …
Rugby Pod
20 Jun 2017, 3:42
What Goes On Tour in Hamilton - Chiefs v British & Irish Lions Match Preview
Here's Jamie Wall to take you through The Warm Up ahead of tonight's big game between the Chiefs and British & Irish Lions.
Sam Smith
19 Jun 2017, 19:17
Ruggamatrix - Where to now for the Wallabies?
RugbyPass
19 Jun 2017, 16:58
Finn Russell linked with big money move to France
Ian Cameron
19 Jun 2017, 10:53
Shock in Munster at reports Rassie Erasmus set to use clause in contract to leave
It's been reported today that Munster headcoach Rassie Erasmus is set to depart the club having issued a six month notice clause i…
Ian Cameron
19 Jun 2017, 8:00
Great moments in Lions tour history: When Warren Gatland scored against the Lions
As the Lions roll into Hamilton to play the Chiefs, the coach will no doubt be regaling anyone who'll listen with the story of the…
Jamie Wall
19 Jun 2017, 6:36
VIDEO: Cheika calls Wallabies fan after social media rant
After an angry social media post following Australia's defeat to Scotland, Michael Cheika called the fan to discuss his frustratio…
Alex Fisher
19 Jun 2017, 5:34
STATS: Could climate change ruin the All Blacks?
Could wet conditions in New Zealand give the Lions a chance this week and could global climate change ultimately be the undoing of…
James Flaus
19 Jun 2017, 4:44
Weekend round-up: The Barrett show is just getting started
From New Zealand's demolition job, to the Lions' brutal intensity against the Maori, there was plenty to enjoy over the weekend. C…
RugbyPass
19 Jun 2017, 4:12
Who was the most impressive British touring side this weekend?
In case you missed it, British touring teams ruled the Southern Hemisphere over the weekend.
Jamie Wall
18 Jun 2017, 19:05
Warburton not guaranteed starting spot - Gatland
Warren Gatland offered no guarantees that British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton will start the first Test with New Zealand…
RugbyPass
18 Jun 2017, 7:53
Coetzee proud of Springboks revival
South Africa's return to winning ways in 2017 has delighted Allister Coetzee who says the Springboks have grown from their 2016 tr…
Alex Fisher
18 Jun 2017, 7:22
Jones excited by England's potential after Argentina whitewash
England's touring party of Argentina may have lacked experience on the international scene but Eddie Jones was pleased with their …
Alex Fisher
18 Jun 2017, 5:30
Best to lead new-look Lions, controversial additions among replacements
A new-look British and Irish Lions continue their preparations for their Test series against the All Blacks.
Dejan Kalinic
18 Jun 2017, 5:24
What Goes On Tour - The Alternative Commentary Collective Experience
We sent Employee of the Month Runner Up Sam Smith along for The Alternative Commentary Collective experience during the M?ori All …
Sam Smith
18 Jun 2017, 4:55
Haka - Essential or Unnecessary
If there's two words in rugby bound to inflame immediate argument, it's those two. Whenever the All Blacks tour the UK it's only a…
Martin Devlin
18 Jun 2017, 1:54
Donald to captain Chiefs against Lions
An understrength Chiefs team to face the British and Irish Lions will be led by Stephen Donald.
Dejan Kalinic
18 Jun 2017, 0:56
Lions "amateur" selection
Arthur Porritt has a special place in New Zealand sporting history having won the country’s first Olympic medal, grabbing bronze…
Chris Jones
17 Jun 2017, 21:38
Reinvigorated Springboks give France the blues
A dismal 2016 has given way to a promising start to 2017 as South Africa secured an unassailable 2-0 series lead over France in Du…
Harry West
17 Jun 2017, 21:32
England wrap up series with Argentina thriller
Will Collier's try and a drop-goal from George Ford got England out of reach of a resilient Argentina side in Santa Fe.
Tom Webber
17 Jun 2017, 21:31
There's no way we've divided into two - Gatland insists Lions are united
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says his team have been brought "closer together" as a result of being written off.
Christopher Devine
17 Jun 2017, 21:29
Match Highlights & Review: Maori All Blacks v British & Irish Lions
Jamie Wall
17 Jun 2017, 18:27
Lions show their teeth to give Gatland food for thought
Warren Gatland has some big decisions to make when he names his Lions team to face New Zealand next weekend.
Peter Thompson
17 Jun 2017, 11:22
Gatland strikes back at 'worried' Hansen barbs
After the Lions delivered their best performance of the tour to beat the Maori All Blacks, Warren Gatland says New Zealand may be …
Matthew Scott
17 Jun 2017, 10:20
Over 7,000 shatter Haka world record in Rotorua
Thousands turned up to perform what is claimed to have been comfortably the biggest ever haka in New Zealand.
Peter Thompson
17 Jun 2017, 8:25
Lions call for Scotland duo Russell and Dell
Warren Gatland has called up six players for Lions duty, with Finn Russell and Allan Dell now getting the nod to jet over from Aus…
Peter Thompson
17 Jun 2017, 7:19
Rampant Lions make big statement with record win over Maoris
The British and Irish Lions came up with their biggest ever win against the Maori All Blacks, who were outplayed all over the park…
Peter Thompson
17 Jun 2017, 6:47
Scotland win thriller against Australia
A second-half try from Hamish Watson saw Scotland overcome Australia in Sydney.
Dejan Kalinic
17 Jun 2017, 5:35
Ireland cruise to Japan win
Ireland scored seven tries in a convincing Test win over Japan in Shizuoka.
Dejan Kalinic
17 Jun 2017, 5:29
Gatland adds four Welsh men to Lions squad
Warren Gatland added four Wales internationals to his British and Irish Lions squad.
Dejan Kalinic
17 Jun 2017, 3:59
Jones: Lions call-ups should be on merit, not geographical proximity
Eddie Jones believes the geographical proximity of players should have no impact on whether they are called up for the Lions.
Christopher Devine
16 Jun 2017, 23:50
McLeod to replace Smith on All Blacks coaching staff
Former New Zealand international Scott McLeod will look after the All Blacks' defence when Wayne Smith leaves his role later this …
Christopher Devine
16 Jun 2017, 23:49
Castleford accept settlement offer to end Solomona saga
Sale and Castleford Tigers have reached a settlement in the Denny Solomona case, which sees the Super League side receive compensa…
Christopher Devine
16 Jun 2017, 23:49
WATCH: 4 comedians investigate just how united the 4 British and Irish Lions countries really are
It’s long been thought that English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh sports fans tend to revel in the glorious defeats of our neighbou…
RugbyPass
16 Jun 2017, 15:10
Hansen warns Gatland is running out of time to prepare for All Blacks
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen said he cannot wait for the "banter" to end and the Lions series to get under way.
Peter Thompson
16 Jun 2017, 12:35
Roberts and McBryde awaiting Lions call
Wales' stand-in captain Jamie Roberts has not given up hope of facing the All Blacks.
Peter Thompson
16 Jun 2017, 9:54
Barrett brothers make history as All Blacks pummel sorry Samoa
New Zealand ran in 12 tries in a ruthless demolition of Samoa eight days before they face the British and Irish Lions.
Peter Thompson
16 Jun 2017, 9:53
Toulon closing in on deal for All Black centre
Toulon are said to be closing in on a deal for a 23 times capped All Black who has fallen out of favour.
Ian Cameron
16 Jun 2017, 6:46
Lions Tour Dispatch - Episode 3
When will these tourists finally start to play some quality rugby? Why is Warren repeating the exact same two-different-teams rou…
Martin Devlin
16 Jun 2017, 5:54
Borthwick giving nothing away on Farrell fitness
Owen Farrell will not play for the Lions against the Maori All Blacks, but he may be fit to take on the world champions next week.
Peter Thompson
16 Jun 2017, 5:44
Update on Lions reinforcements
Sam Warburton, Owen Farrell & Courtney Lawes are struggling for fitness but Lions assistant Steve Borthwick says no additions …
Tom Webber
16 Jun 2017, 5:44
Davies puts the boot into Tonga as Wales win
Sam Davies kicked four penalties to help a Wales team missing many of their regulars beat Tonga 24-6.
Nicholas McGee
16 Jun 2017, 4:38
Why we shouldn't write off Samoa against the All Blacks
The All Blacks are at short odds to deliver a big win against Samoa at Eden Park tonight, but history suggests it might not be so …
Jamie Wall
15 Jun 2017, 20:16
Robshaw returns for England, Underhill to make debut
England have made three changes for the second Test against Argentina, with Chris Robshaw, Sam Underhill and Piers Francis all sta…
Christopher Devine
15 Jun 2017, 17:08
Penaud to debut for much-changed France, Mapoe replaces Kriel for Boks
France have made eight changes for the second Test with South Africa, but the Boks' only alteration is forced with Jesse Kriel una…
Christopher Devine
15 Jun 2017, 17:00
VIDEO: Did refereeing decisions gift the Highlanders victory over the Lions?
Rugby analyst and coach Liam Dunseath has cast his eye over the British and Irish Lions match with the Highlanders and he doesn't …
Liam Dunseath
15 Jun 2017, 16:26
Radradra wants Eels return
Semi Radradra said he needs a change of scene, but is eager to return to NRL club Parramatta Eels.
Peter Thompson
15 Jun 2017, 15:43
What Goes On Tour at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
Sam Smith
15 Jun 2017, 15:07
Nabuli to make Wallabies bow against Scotland
Eto Nabuli will make his first start for the Wallabies this weekend in the absence of Henry Speight.
Peter Thompson
15 Jun 2017, 13:04
Quartet to make first Ireland starts against Japan
Joe Schmidt has made six alterations to the Ireland team to take on Japan.
Peter Thompson
15 Jun 2017, 8:14
Why the British and Irish Lions would almost certainly win Super Rugby
The stats make a compelling argument that the Lions would hypothetically win Super Rugby - writes James Flaus
James Flaus
15 Jun 2017, 7:57
Scotland make eight changes for Wallabies Test
Gregor Townsend has rung the changes for Scotland's Test against the Wallabies in Sydney.
Peter Thompson
15 Jun 2017, 7:29
Carl Fearns' explosive response to claims he's in France purely for money
Powerhouse English backrow Carl Fearns has hit out on social media at claims that he is only in France because of money, after a d…
Ian Cameron
15 Jun 2017, 6:33
Farrell ruled out of Maoris clash, Sexton starts
Johnny Sexton will get the chance to stake a claim for a starting spot just a week before the Lions take on the All Blacks.
Peter Thompson
15 Jun 2017, 5:07
Farrell's injury coincides with Goode's arrival in New Zealand
Owen Farrell has been ruled out of Saturday's Maori All Blacks game with a quad injury. Farrell is now also a doubt for the first …
Fred Culazzo
15 Jun 2017, 4:40
Stand Off - The Disappointing Lions
Tired after a long season? Suffering jetlag? Struggling to gel? Martin Devlin's having none of it in his latest Stand Off with pro…
Martin Devlin
15 Jun 2017, 3:32
Lions and Maori All Blacks teams named
The Lions announced their starting XV for Saturday's clash – Warren Gatland including 11 of the side that beat Crusaders last we…
Sacha Pisani
15 Jun 2017, 2:11
O'Mahony to lead Lions against Maori All Blacks
The Lions have announced a near full strength squad to face the Maori All Blacks on Saturday in Rotorua. Peter O’Mahony will …
Fred Culazzo
14 Jun 2017, 23:09
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
A bountiful schedule of internationals awaits us this weekend, including a Pacific doubleheader on Friday and the unofficial fourt…
RugbyPass
14 Jun 2017, 18:34
Brooke hails special Carter replacement Barrett
Beauden Barrett has drawn high praise from Zinzan Brooke for the way in which he has replaced New Zealand legend Dan Carter.
Nicholas McGee
14 Jun 2017, 17:44
South African Super Rugby franchises to learn fate on July 7
The identities of the two Super Rugby teams to be cut in 2018 will be announced on July 7, the South African Rugby Union has confi…
Alex Fisher
14 Jun 2017, 12:28
Lions must win first Test to have a chance against All Blacks - Brooke
Zinzan Brooke says the British and Irish Lions should not be counted out against New Zealand despite their poor start to the tour.
Nicholas McGee
14 Jun 2017, 7:52
Lions hopeful over Davies fitness for first Test
British and Irish Lions assistant coach Neil Jenkins is hopeful Jonathan Davies will be fit for the first Test with New Zealand.
Jamie Smith
14 Jun 2017, 7:02
Evans among trio of starting Wales debutants against Tonga
Steffan Evans, Seb Davies and Thomas Young will all make their debuts for Wales against Tonga at Eden Park on Friday.
Jamie Smith
14 Jun 2017, 6:27
RuggaMatrix - Lions show their hand to the All Blacks
Have the Lions already given up their secrets before the first Test against the All Blacks? How good were the Wallabies against Fi…
RugbyPass
14 Jun 2017, 0:16
Why don't the Lions have a midweek jersey?
The Lions rotate their squad for midweek games, why not the colours of their kit?
Jamie Wall
13 Jun 2017, 22:37
New Zealand U20's reach final following French stare down
New Zealand have reached the U20 Championship final following an eventful semi-final win over France. The game began with a 2-minu…
Fred Culazzo
13 Jun 2017, 22:33
Halfpenny to leave Toulon as contract will not be extended
After returning from the British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand, Leigh Halfpenny may be searching for a new club.
Harry West
13 Jun 2017, 21:18
What Goes On Tour in Dunedin - Highlanders v Lions Match Review & Highlights
Journalist Jamie Wall and I - employee of the month runner up Sam Smith were in Dunedin to witness the Highlanders narrow victory …
Sam Smith
13 Jun 2017, 16:29
Halfpenny, Daly and the other contenders to replace injured Hogg in Lions Test side
A rundown of the contenders to start at full-back for the British and Irish Lions following Stuart Hogg's injury.
Jack Davies
13 Jun 2017, 13:10
Warburton blames Lions discipline for Highlanders defeat
The British and Irish Lions' penalty count was too high for Sam Warburton's liking against the Highlanders.
Jack Davies
13 Jun 2017, 12:09
Farrell miss costly as Lions suffer second defeat at Highlanders
The Highlanders triumphed 23-22 over the British and Irish Lions in Dunedin on Tuesday.
Jack Davies
13 Jun 2017, 8:39
Hogg ruled out of tour
Stuart Hogg will play no further part in the Lions Tour of New Zealand. The Six Nations player of the year suffered an injury when…
Fred Culazzo
13 Jun 2017, 0:57
The Rugby Pod - Episode 35 - Cowboys
We’re back in studio after our live show in Temple. Jim & Goodey are planning their trip down to New Zealand for the Lions Tour …
Rugby Pod
13 Jun 2017, 0:12
Premiership clubs ready to splash the cash
The good news is that Todd Blackadder had a very good holiday in Italy and Greece. The bad news for New Zealand rugby is that Blac…
Chris Jones
12 Jun 2017, 21:43
Former Grenoble coach Jackman to take the helm at Newport Gwent Dragons
The Newport Gwent Dragons have appointed Bernard Jackman as their new head coach. Jackman will take-over from Kingsley Jones.
Ian Cameron
12 Jun 2017, 11:31
Solomona: England debut was best and worst of my career
Denny Solomona redeemed himself with a late try on his England debut against Argentina.
Jack Davies
12 Jun 2017, 10:32
VIDEO: Simon Shaw story gives glimpse into French rugby's obsession with huge athletes
It's no great secret that when it comes to Top14 rugby, bigger is definitely perceived as better. Just how obsessed they are w…
Ian Cameron
12 Jun 2017, 9:54
Emosi Tuqiri - Human wrecking ball
At only 16 years old, Emosi Tuqiri is already wreaking havoc in Australian schoolboy rugby. He Captained the Marist College Ashgro…
Fred Culazzo
12 Jun 2017, 4:54
Warburton admits he could miss first Test
Despite his inclusion for Tuesday's clash with the Highlanders, Sam Warburton could miss the British and Irish Lions' first All Bl…
Jack Davies
12 Jun 2017, 4:43
WATCH: What Goes On Tour in Dunedin with Otago Legend John Leslie
We sent Jamie Wall to meet Otago & Highlanders legend John Leslie ahead of tomorrow's match against the British & Irish Lions.
Jamie Wall
12 Jun 2017, 0:54
Great moments in Lions tour history: When the All Blacks were so boring the locals supported the visitors
Jamie Wall takes us back to the upside-down world of 1959 when a freewheeling try-scoring Lions side met a conservative kick-happy…
Jamie Wall
11 Jun 2017, 21:39
All Blacks confident Read will start Lions series
Kieran Read underwent surgery after breaking a thumb in April, but should be fit to lead the All Blacks against the British and Ir…
Matthew Scott
11 Jun 2017, 12:45
VIDEO - Tries of the weekend on RugbyPass
A much-improved Lions side and four full internationals were among the highlights of the weekend's rugby
RugbyPass
11 Jun 2017, 10:54
Hogg to see specialist over cheekbone injury
British and Irish Lions full-back Stuart Hogg will see a specialist after injuring his cheekbone in a collision with team-mate Con…
Matthew Scott
11 Jun 2017, 9:58
Warburton returns to captain Lions v Highlanders
Sam Warburton will lead out the British and Irish Lions again when they take on Super Rugby franchise Highlanders in Dunedin on Tu…
Matthew Scott
11 Jun 2017, 7:05
ARU expresses condolences after death of amateur rugby player
Lachlan Ward, 25, was playing for local side Warringah Rats at Pittwater Rugby Park in Sydney on Saturday when he died.
Sacha Pisani
11 Jun 2017, 6:52
VIDEO: Solomona seals thrilling England win
Eddie Jones was impressed by Denny Solomona and his fellow England debutants on Saturday.
Sacha Pisani
10 Jun 2017, 23:54
Nine-try Ireland account for USA
Ireland kicked off their tour in style thanks to Keith Earls' first-half double at Red Bull Arena on Saturday.
Sacha Pisani
10 Jun 2017, 23:44
Solomona snatches stunning victory for England over Pumas
The international debut of Denny Solomona looked set to be a chastening one, before the wing scored a remarkable match-winning try…
Christopher Devine
10 Jun 2017, 17:36
Andries Coetzee stars as new-look Boks beat weakened France
South Africa endured a dismal 2016, but can take confidence from their victory over France on Saturday, in which Andries Coetzee s…
Christopher Devine
10 Jun 2017, 15:26
What Goes On Tour in Christchurch - Crusaders v British & Irish Lions Analysis + Highlights
Christchurch played host to one of the most dull games of rugby they've seen all year when the British & Irish Lions came to t…
Jamie Wall
10 Jun 2017, 11:49
Ford double gives Townsend winning start
Ross Ford scored two second-half tries against Italy as Scotland got off to a winning start under the leadership of Gregor Townsen…
Alex Fisher
10 Jun 2017, 11:11
Te'o gives Gatland a Farrell-Sexton conundrum but Faletau could fill the Vunipola void
All 41 of the British and Irish Lions squad have now featured on tour, but who has played their way in - and out - of Test content…
Harry West
10 Jun 2017, 11:01
Another step in the right direction - Farrell positive after Lions win
He kicked all of the British and Irish Lions' 12 points in their win over the Crusaders and Owen Farrell sees improvement in the t…
Harry West
10 Jun 2017, 9:21
VIDEO: 'Dangerous' Folau scores brace of tries in Wallabies win
Israel Folau was back on the scoreboard and Michael Cheika delighted in seeing him translate his Waratahs form to the Wallabies.
Tom Webber
10 Jun 2017, 6:50
Gatland encouraged by Lions win as Test series draws closer
After an unconvincing start to the tour, Warren Gatland was pleased to see the British and Irish Lions improve in defeating the Cr…
Harry West
10 Jun 2017, 6:34
Farrell's boot earns Lions battling win over Crusaders
It was far from pretty, but the British and Irish Lions grafted to a battling win over the Crusaders, who lost for the first time …
Harry West
10 Jun 2017, 6:01
Folau double inspires Wallabies to victory over Fiji
Israel Folau ended his 11-game run without a try by crossing over twice to ensure Australia opened their international campaign wi…
Sacha Pisani
10 Jun 2017, 5:34
The Warm Up with Jamie Wall - Crusaders v British & Irish Lions
RugbyPass
10 Jun 2017, 2:42
'Gatland could be next All Blacks coach'
New Zealand rugby officials may have a keen eye on how Warren Gatland coaches his British and Irish Lions side against the All Bla…
Russell Greaves
09 Jun 2017, 17:26
What Goes On Tour - Auckland to Pomeroy's
We've sent RugbyPass Employee of the Month Runner Up Sam Smith all the way down the line with journalist Jamie Wall. Looks like th…
Sam Smith
09 Jun 2017, 11:49
Lions must start winning - Hansen piles pressure on Gatland's men
The British and Irish Lions have made an underwhelming start to their tour of New Zealand, having lost to Blues last time out.
Russell Greaves
09 Jun 2017, 10:49
Chiefs hold on to complete double over Hurricanes
The Hurricanes will be sick of the sight of the Chiefs after losing to them for a second time this Super Rugby season.
Russell Greaves
09 Jun 2017, 7:17
Rowntree plays down Warburton concerns
Sam Warburton's ankle injury is not a long-term issue, British and Irish Lions assistant Graham Rowntree said.
Dejan Kalinic
09 Jun 2017, 3:36
Lions Tour Dispatch - Episode 2
Two games in and Martin Devlin & Chris Jones are back give us a Lions second dispatch. Why is Gats so grumpy? How close will this …
RugbyPass
08 Jun 2017, 23:05
Off-field battles. Gatland versus the media
As is often the case with touring UK sports teams, ongoing battles are fought both on and off-field. Take this Lions tour, e.g., w…
Martin Devlin
08 Jun 2017, 22:16
Injured All Black Coles a series doubt, admits Hansen
Steve Hansen's 33-man squad for the British and Irish Lions Test series features a number of injured players.
Russell Greaves
08 Jun 2017, 21:42
Curry to become youngest England debutant since Wilkinson
Denny Solomona will start on the bench when England take on Argentina, but Tom Curry will be the youngest debutant in 19 years.
Jack Davies
08 Jun 2017, 16:36
Gatland weighs up Lions midfield selection quandary
With a 41-man squad to choose from, it is little wonder that British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is contemplating his opt…
RugbyPass
08 Jun 2017, 11:25
Saracens & Clermont to face Champions Cup rematch
Clermont Auvergne will have an early chance at Champions Cup revenge after being drawn against Saracens in next season's competiti…
Matthew Scott
08 Jun 2017, 10:30
World Rugby chief slams doc who wants to ban children's rugby
World Rugby supremo Brett Gosper has hit out at a well known pathologist who is advocating that underage rugby should be banned gl…
Ian Cameron
08 Jun 2017, 10:28
Next year's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pools revealed
RugbyPass
08 Jun 2017, 9:08
LIVE: 2017/18 European Rugby Challenge Cup and Champions Cup pool draws
Watch 2017/18 European Rugby Challenge Cup and Champions Cup pool draws
Ian Cameron
08 Jun 2017, 8:10
The Rugby Pod - LIVE SHOW
The Rugby Pod, live from Walkabout, Temple, in Central London. Andy and Jim are joined by Lions legend Simon Shaw for this week's …
Rugby Pod
08 Jun 2017, 6:44
Crusaders name seven All Blacks for Lions clash
Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions have toiled so far on tour and their toughest challenge yet awaits against Crusaders.
RugbyPass
08 Jun 2017, 5:54
Jones to lead experienced Lions against Crusaders
The British and Irish Lions named an experienced squad as they look to bounce back against Crusaders.
Dejan Kalinic
08 Jun 2017, 2:56
Uncapped Hunt, Hanigan to start for Wallabies
Australia have named two uncapped players in their starting side to face Fiji.
Dejan Kalinic
08 Jun 2017, 1:27
Three squad announcements heaps more pressure on Lions
After a lacklustre opening day performance against the NZ Barbarians and a demoralising loss against the Auckland Blues, The Lions…
Fred Culazzo
07 Jun 2017, 23:25
Gatland must be joking – Hansen dismisses All Blacks, Super Rugby comparison
"I don't think there's any comparison." Steve Hansen dismissed Warren Gatland comparing the All Blacks to Super Rugby teams.
Dejan Kalinic
07 Jun 2017, 21:41
Uncapped Jordie Barrett, Laumape named in All Blacks squad
A pair of potential debutants were named for New Zealand ahead of their series against the British and Irish Lions.
Dejan Kalinic
07 Jun 2017, 21:22
ABs Selectors Name Strong Attacking Squad
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named a strong attacking squad for the upcoming test series against the British & Irish Lions an…
Richard North
07 Jun 2017, 21:06
What Goes On Tour in Auckland - The Blues v British & Irish Lions
Jamie Wall was at Eden Park to witness The Blues' victory over the British & Irish Lions. Check out what goes on tour in the follo…
Sam Smith
07 Jun 2017, 18:06
The biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass this week
The Lions tour is in full swing, while elsewhere England and France kick off their respective tours of Argentina and South Africa.
RugbyPass
07 Jun 2017, 17:37
Gatland takes 'lots of positives' from Blues defeat
Warren Gatland is staying positive despite defeat for the British and Irish Lions against the Blues.
Jack Davies
07 Jun 2017, 16:51
Q & A: Andy Goode on what it really takes to be a worldclass 10
At the top of his profession for 17 seasons, Andy Goode has done it all. He has represented some of the biggest names in world rug…
Gavin Hickie
07 Jun 2017, 14:46
Gatland: All Blacks won't be too big a step up
Following the British and Irish Lions' defeat to the Blues, Warren Gatland says the All Blacks will not be that much better.
Jack Davies
07 Jun 2017, 12:03
Four reasons for Lions hope
Conor Murray, Sean O’Brien, Jonathan Davies and George North remain untainted by the fall-out from the British and Irish Lions o…
Chris Jones
07 Jun 2017, 7:35
West gives Lions the Auckland blues
The British and Irish Lions were beaten 22-16 by the Blues in Auckland on Wednesday.
Jack Davies
07 Jun 2017, 6:21
Townsend makes changes for Italy Test
Scotland face Italy in Singapore and head coach Gregor Townsend has opted to make changes.
Dejan Kalinic
07 Jun 2017, 3:16
WATCH: What Goes On Tour in Auckland with Ofisa Tonu'u
Jamie Wall is embedded inside a 6-berth campervan with RugbyPass Employee of the Month Sam Smith on the British & Irish Lions tou…
Sam Smith
06 Jun 2017, 21:15
Great moments in Lions tour history: When Brian Moore went mountain climbing at Eden Park
Jamie Wall pays tribute to one of the great practitioners of the lost art of rucking.
Jamie Wall
06 Jun 2017, 21:13
Scotty Stevenson: The experts have spoken on Warren Gatland
Forget everything the British & Irish Lions coach has achieved with Waikato, the Chiefs, Wasps, Ireland, Wales... the proof is alw…
Scotty Stevenson
06 Jun 2017, 20:39
Wallabies lock Simmons dumped by Reds
Queensland Reds have confirmed Rob Simmons' ninth season with the club will be his last, stating a need to focus on "future priori…
Christopher Devine
06 Jun 2017, 14:52
Under-pressure Gatland has made a rod for his own back - O'Sullivan
Eddie O'Sullivan says the British and Irish Lions are under pressure to perform against the Blues thanks to Warren Gatland.
Jack Davies
06 Jun 2017, 11:55
It's bad news for the All Blacks - Plumtree doubtful over Coles fitness
New Zealand's first-choice hooker Dane Coles continues to suffer from concussion symptoms and is a major doubt for the first Lions…
Christopher Devine
06 Jun 2017, 6:50
Gatland and Umaga square up to media
Warren Gatland bemoans the recurring questions about “Warrenball” while Sonny Bill Williams steps in to deflect attention from…
Chris Jones
06 Jun 2017, 3:55
Howley dismisses 'Warrenball' tag
"I don't know what 'Warrenball' means." Rob Howley backed British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland.
Dejan Kalinic
06 Jun 2017, 2:59
Owens hails 'incredible' Lions medical staff
British and Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens says he is just thankful to be on the tour after recovering from an ankle injury.
Nicholas McGee
05 Jun 2017, 23:20
Former England lock Parling joins Rebels for 2018
Melbourne Rebels signed Geoff Parling for the 2018 season, despite uncertainty over their Super Rugby future.
Dejan Kalinic
05 Jun 2017, 23:19
Why the Blues should be on the Hunt for Mitchell this off-season
The Blues need a replacement for the departing Piers Francis at 10 next season. They also need someone with the ability to close o…
Jamie Wall
05 Jun 2017, 17:25
Lions coach Gatland riled by 'Warrenball' tag
One journalist will not forget the experience quickly after asking British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland the wrong question…
Iain Strachan
05 Jun 2017, 15:13
Toulon to ditch Leigh Halfpenny in shock move - reports
French media reports today claim that Welsh fullback Leigh Halfpenny will not be offered a new contract at Toulon. The French …
Ian Cameron
05 Jun 2017, 14:39
Parra proud of Clermont triumph: No one ever gave up
Clermont have suffered regular agony in rugby's most important matches, but Morgan Parra was able to celebrate a Top 14 triumph on…
Iain Strachan
05 Jun 2017, 14:08
Like a kid again - Stander can't wait for Lions bow
Facing Blues in a British and Irish Lions tour game will be a proud moment for Ireland duo CJ Stander and Jared Payne.
Iain Strachan
05 Jun 2017, 13:22
O'Driscoll tackle controversy gives Umaga the Blues
As his Blues prepare to face the Lions, Tana Umaga sought to move on from the notorious Brian O'Driscoll tackle of 2005.
Iain Strachan
05 Jun 2017, 13:21
Lions' pre-season is over
The Lions victory in the opening match of their tour was hardly convincing. But do not write them off just yet, writes James Harri…
James Harrington
05 Jun 2017, 8:58
Weekend round-up: How much were the Lions holding back against the Provincial Barbarians?
The Lions tour begins with an understated win for the tourists, the Top 14 season draws to its thrilling climax and a Super Rugby …
RugbyPass
05 Jun 2017, 7:05
Lions Attrition Rate
One of the few positives to come out of the British and Irish Lions debacle against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians was the …
Chris Jones
05 Jun 2017, 4:19
Blues name eight All Blacks to take on Lions
The British and Irish Lions will face a strong Blues side in Auckland on Wednesday, with Sonny Bill Williams among the starters.
Jack Davies
05 Jun 2017, 4:05
Owens to captain new-look Lions XV against Blues
Warren Gatland has named Ken Owens as his captain and picked 11 British and Irish Lions debutants for the clash with the Blues.
Jack Davies
05 Jun 2017, 4:02
VIDEO: Milner-Skudder is Back
Nehe Milner-Skudder is back in action after spending three months on the sidelines through injury. The winger was in fine form as …
Fred Culazzo
05 Jun 2017, 1:43
VIDEO: Damian McKenzie v Jordie Barrett
McKenzie is one of the most exciting attacking prospects in World Rugby. Despite his evident skills, he still faces stiff competit…
Fred Culazzo
05 Jun 2017, 0:27
The greatest 10 Ireland never had
The greatest 10 Ireland never had. Of that there can be little question. For what other out-half in Irish history could kick his c…
Michael Cantillon
04 Jun 2017, 22:52
RugbyPass - Tries of the Weekend
We take a look back at some of the best tries from the weekend including a sublime try from the Blues, great footwork from TJ and …
RugbyPass
04 Jun 2017, 22:27
Still got the Blues
There used to be a saying in New Zealand rugby that went, “when Auckland rugby’s strong, NZ rugby’s strong”. These days if…
Martin Devlin
04 Jun 2017, 21:59
Unflappable Parra helps Clermont end recent final hoodoo
Morgan Parra slotted a perfect six out of six from the tee as Clermont Auvergne edged a thrilling Top 14 final 22-16 over Toulon o…
Harry West
04 Jun 2017, 17:35
Rugby player took on all three terrorists before being brought down by stab wounds
It has been reported that the first police officer on the scene at the London terror attack last night was a rugby player, who 'to…
Ian Cameron
04 Jun 2017, 9:02
10 of the most monstrous specimens at the World Rugby U20 Championship
If you wanted evidence of the increasing size of players entering the ranks of professional rugby, you don't have to go to far. Th…
Ian Cameron
04 Jun 2017, 7:24
Perofeta snatches victory for Blues in Samoa
After two games without a win, the Blues picked up a much-needed victory over the Reds thanks to Stephen Perofeta's late try.
Alex Fisher
04 Jun 2017, 5:48
Phipps, Kerevi out for Wallabies
A pair of ankle injuries have forced the Wallabies into squad changes for upcoming Tests.
Dejan Kalinic
04 Jun 2017, 5:17
Lions to dedicate tour to London victims, says Warburton
Sam Warburton and the British and Irish Lions want to win for the victims of the London terror attack.
Dejan Kalinic
04 Jun 2017, 5:13
Joseph lauds 'outstanding' Te'o
The performance of Ben Te'o on his Lions debut drew praise from Jonathan Joseph, who said: "To play alongside him was an absolute …
Christopher Devine
03 Jun 2017, 13:51
Remarkable injury-time Hunt drop-goal keeps Crusaders rolling on
After going through 18 phases in injury time, Crusaders stayed perfect in Super Rugby thanks to Mitchell Hunt's mammoth drop-goal.
Harry West
03 Jun 2017, 13:26
Lions captain Warburton pleased with nervy Barbarians victory
Despite being made to work hard for the result, Sam Warburton was pleased by the British and Irish Lions' Provincial Barbarians wi…
Jack Davies
03 Jun 2017, 11:41
Lions coach Gatland: My boy caused us problems!
Bryn Gatland caused the British and Irish Lions problems, according to dad Warren.
Jack Davies
03 Jun 2017, 11:40
Relief for Lions as Barbarians provide stern opening test
It was a tough day at the office for the British and Irish Lions as they came from behind to beat New Zealand's Provincial Barbari…
Jack Davies
03 Jun 2017, 6:11
Coles doubtful for Lions opener, Milner-Skudder returns for Hurricanes
Dane Coles is a major doubt for New Zealand's opening Test against the British and Irish Lions as he continues to suffer with ling…
Alex Fisher
02 Jun 2017, 17:41
Vunipola: Nothing fazes Itoje
British and Irish Lions lock Maro Itoje shows maturity beyond his years both on and off the rugby pitch, according to Billy Vunipo…
Alex Fisher
02 Jun 2017, 17:35
London Irish sign one of the most powerful wingers in rugby - Napolioni Nalaga
Newly promoted London Irish have added powerhouse wing Napolioni Nalaga to their books from Top 14 side Lyon. The 6'3, 109kg Fi…
Ian Cameron
02 Jun 2017, 10:41
WATCH: What Goes On Tour with the British & Irish Lions Visit to Whangarei Boys High School
And we're off! The 2017 British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand is officially underway, with the team traveling to the town of W…
Sam Smith
02 Jun 2017, 10:37
Nick Evans could pose a rare opportunity for English rugby
Wayne Smith has made it clear he will never coach against the All Blacks when he stands down from his role at the end of this seas…
Chris Jones
02 Jun 2017, 7:59
INTERVIEW: 'I can't see them beating the All Blacks' - Lee Byrne
Former British and Irish Lions full back Lee Byrne says he just can’t see any way that the men in red can emerge from the forthc…
Tim Groves
02 Jun 2017, 6:30
9 of the best responses to the haka - and four cultural ideas for Gatland's Lions
As Warren Gatland's Lions prepare to face their first haka, James Harrington counts down nine epic moments from hakas past
James Harrington
02 Jun 2017, 3:42
McKellar to replace Larkham as Brumbies head coach
With Stephen Larkham departing, Brumbies named Dan McKellar as their head coach.
Dejan Kalinic
02 Jun 2017, 2:54
Lions back Payne ruled out of Tour opener
Injury has struck early in the British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand, with Jared Payne forced out of their opening match.
Russell Greaves
02 Jun 2017, 2:50
Lions forwards must be primed for first Test - Vickery
Warren Gatland will view the Lions' conditioning staff as the "most important people" on the tour of New Zealand, according to Phi…
Christopher Devine
02 Jun 2017, 2:48
RugbyPass - Lions Tour Dispatch - Episode 1
Two of the UK and New Zealand's finest Rugby pundits join forces to give you the inside track on the Lions Tour to New Zealand. In…
RugbyPass
01 Jun 2017, 22:12
Six things we learned from finals weekend
Before the Lions bonanza consumes us all, Lee Calvert takes one last look at the domestic season in the Northern Hemisphere.
Lee Calvert
01 Jun 2017, 19:14
World Cup 2023: Last-ditch problems with two bids
Irish and French bids hit stumbling blocks shortly before the deadline for submissions
James Harrington
01 Jun 2017, 17:21
All Blacks better than 2005, Hansen warns Lions
New Zealand have become an even better side than the 2005 vintage that pummelled the Lions, thinks coach Steve Hansen.
Matthew Scott
01 Jun 2017, 17:08
Gatland happy for Lions to become 'familiar' with haka
Three Super Rugby sides are set to perform a haka before facing the Lions, prompting Warren Gatland to welcome increased familiari…
Christopher Devine
01 Jun 2017, 15:50
Pro12 and Cheetahs yet to confirm report that 'formal invitation' sent to join competition
Both the Pro12 and the Cheetahs are yet to officially confirm a report this afternoon that the European based competition has issu…
Ian Cameron
01 Jun 2017, 13:02
Leicester Tigers sign 'collision winning' Irish backrower
Leicester Tigers have announced the signing of hard hitting backrow Dominic Ryan from Leinster. The 27-year-old Ryan made 113 …
Ian Cameron
01 Jun 2017, 10:51
Gatland wants Lions to test son Bryn
Bryn Gatland can expect to be tested by the British and Irish Lions, his father Warren said.
Dejan Kalinic
01 Jun 2017, 8:27
Gatland claims Henry 'lost half the team on day one'
Attempting to learn from the experience of predecessor Graham Henry will see Warren Gatland keep his British and Irish Lions stars…
Dejan Kalinic
01 Jun 2017, 7:33
Q & A: Jim Hamilton reveals what it takes to be a top class secondrow
Hamilton has played in the Second Row at the top level throughout his career and has an impressive international cap collection fo…
Gavin Hickie
01 Jun 2017, 7:27
10 Things that’ll definitely happen during the Lions Tour
10 games, 10 things. Martin Devlin takes a look at what we can look forward to over the next six weeks as the Lions Tour finally g…
Martin Devlin
01 Jun 2017, 5:02
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 15
Paul Neazor
31 May 2017, 22:08
Great moments in Lions history: The surprisingly swinging 1930 tour
Jamie Wall uncovers an alarming (if true) revelation about the 1930 Lions tour of New Zealand.
Jamie Wall
31 May 2017, 19:37
Super Rugby Power Rankings: It's the finals countdown
With the playoff teams all but locked in already, it's time to focus on the teams still jockeying for position. Here are Scotty St…
Scotty Stevenson
31 May 2017, 18:55
North ready to make up for lost time with Lions
George North is confident his familiarity with Warren Gatland and numerous members of the British and Irish Lions squad will help …
Christopher Devine
31 May 2017, 17:23
Warburton to lead Lions in opener
Sam Warburton is named as part of an all-Welsh back row to take on New Zealand's Provincial Barbarians.
Jack Davies
31 May 2017, 17:21
Why Lions' coach Ackermann is wrong on red cards
Taking red card sanction out of the game would turn rugby into a lawless free-for-all, writes James Harrington
James Harrington
31 May 2017, 16:08
NAMED: The British and Irish Lions team to face the NZ Provincial Barbarians
The first British and Irish Lions team of the 2017 tour has been named.
Ian Cameron
31 May 2017, 15:42
Wood to miss England tour after Champions Cup play-off red card
Following his stamp on Stade Francais's Djibril Camara, Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood will be absent for England's Argentina…
Jack Davies
31 May 2017, 15:11
It's all about winning the Test series – Gatland focused on All Blacks
"It's all about winning the Test series." British and Irish Lions are focused on New Zealand.
Dejan Kalinic
31 May 2017, 9:51
Picamoles to rejoin Montpellier from Northampton for 'significant fee'
Louis Picamoles had been heavily linked with Montpellier and Northampton Saints have now sanctioned the forward's return to the To…
Christopher Devine
31 May 2017, 8:35
Row erupts in Irish rugby as U20s player excluded in wake of possible Saracens deal
A row has erupted in Irish rugby after a talented age grade hooker was removed from their U20s panel set to compete at the Junior …
Ian Cameron
31 May 2017, 7:55
Warburton desperate to play in Lions opener
Warren Gatland will name his side to face the Provincial Barbarians on Thursday and skipper Sam Warburton is desperate to be invol…
Christopher Devine
31 May 2017, 7:06
WATCH: Lions belt out Welsh hymn after receiving traditional Maori welcome
There were spine-tingling scenes at Auckland International Airport on Wednesday as the Lions received a powhiri and responded in s…
Christopher Devine
31 May 2017, 6:31
WATCH: All Blacks Model New Jersey - *Spoiler Alert* - It's Still Black
The secret is out. The All Blacks and adidas have unveiled a limited edition jersey for the British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zeal…
RugbyPass
31 May 2017, 4:49
Lions stars of past and present assess New Zealand tour
Omnisport spoke to the likes of Martin Johnson, Owen Farrell and Gavin Hastings ahead of the British and Irish Lions' tour to New …
Tom Webber
30 May 2017, 21:38
Cheika has eyes on 2019 with experimental Wallabies squad
Australia coach Michael Cheika has trained his sights on the future after naming his squad to face Fiji, Italy and Scotland.
Matthew Scott
30 May 2017, 21:37
Lions schedule criticised by All Blacks coach Hansen
Steve Hansen has warned the British and Irish Lions that they could be undercooked for the start of their tour of New Zealand.
Matthew Scott
30 May 2017, 15:46
Gatland barbs were said 'in jest' - Jones
England coach Eddie Jones says he meant no disrespect when criticising the tactics of British and Irish Lions counterpart Warren G…
Matthew Scott
30 May 2017, 15:35
Wasps sign De Jongh as Beale replacement
With Kurtley Beale moving back to Waratahs, Wasps have brought in Stormers and South Africa centre Juan De Jongh.
Tom Webber
30 May 2017, 13:02
CONFIRMED: Worcester Warriors sign international No.8 in shock move
In a shock move Worcester Warriors have signed Scottish international David Denton from Bath. The Zimbabwean born backrow playe…
Ian Cameron
30 May 2017, 12:13
Guess who's coming (back) to Toulon
By special request, and for two days only...
James Harrington
30 May 2017, 11:00
Exclusive: Stunning All Blacks Jersey Revealed!
A dynamic new graphic design and a special crest marking the legacy of the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions are the key fe…
RugbyPass
30 May 2017, 2:00
Vunipola tips Farrell as future Lions captain
Mako Vunipola heaped praise on Owen Farrell as he tipped his Saracens team-mate for future British and Irish Lions captaincy ahead…
Sacha Pisani
29 May 2017, 23:25
Solomona faces fitness test ahead of Argentina tour
England must wait on the fitness of Denny Solomona after he was named in their final squad to face Argentina over two Tests next m…
Alex Fisher
29 May 2017, 22:59
Halfpenny ready for Lions kicking battle
Leigh Halfpenny is relishing the battle to be the number one goal-kicker for the British and Irish Lions' first Test with New Zeal…
Alex Fisher
29 May 2017, 22:58
Red card earns Coetzee a five-week ban
Robbie Coetzee will miss the Lions' next Super Rugby match after being handed a five-week suspension for his red card on Sunday.
Alex Fisher
29 May 2017, 17:10
Lions schedule is essential preparation, says former coach McGeechan
A demanding fixture list awaits the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand, but one former coach believes that will prove valuable…
Russell Greaves
29 May 2017, 10:25
World-class Lions ready for New Zealand, says Farrell
"It's a brilliant squad." Owen Farrell believes the British and Irish Lions are ready for New Zealand.
Dejan Kalinic
29 May 2017, 10:24
Gatland tactics will stifle Lions hopes, says England boss Jones
The British and Irish Lions face a daunting challenge in New Zealand and Eddie Jones is not confident over their chances.
Russell Greaves
29 May 2017, 5:59
Lions 2017: Memorable moments from tours gone by
A selection of memorable moments from previous British and Irish Lions tours.
Jack Davies
29 May 2017, 5:19
Gauging the motivation levels of the Super Rugby sides playing the Lions
Just how fired up will each of New Zealand's Super Rugby sides be for their matches against the British & Irish Lions next month? …
Jamie Wall
28 May 2017, 23:29
Lions 2017: Why Warren Gatland's men will beat the All Blacks
The British and Irish Lions have not won a series in New Zealand since 1974 but they could defy the odds to beat the world champio…
Jack Davies
28 May 2017, 20:19
Lions 2017: Why the All Blacks will tame the Lions
There is no bigger challenge in rugby union than doing battle with New Zealand in their own backyard. That is the task the Brit…
Peter Thompson
28 May 2017, 20:18
Lions 2017: Warren Gatland's backs in profile
A look at the full list of backs who will represent the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand.
Jack Davies
28 May 2017, 17:49
Happy birthday to Jaguardo, Super Rugby's best mascot
On behalf of everyone at Rugby Pass: Feliz cumpleaños, Jaguardo! Mascots from around the Super Rugby universe are coming toget…
Calum Henderson
28 May 2017, 16:01
Lions 2017: Warren Gatland's forwards in profile
The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour gets under way on Saturday with a clash against the New Zealand Barbarians. That fixture …
RugbyPass
28 May 2017, 15:41
Weekend round-up: Hail to the Chiefs
The Aviva Premiership final lived up to its billing – in fact, it was probably the game of the season – while the Top 14 semis…
RugbyPass
28 May 2017, 15:27
England youngsters impress against lacklustre Barbarians
England's fringe players showed their worth as Eddie Jones' side prepared for their tour of Argentina with a 28-14 win over the Ba…
Jack Davies
28 May 2017, 14:56
VIDEO: Lions rampant despite this Coetzee red card for knee to the head
Robbie Coetzee was sent-off after 30 minutes as Lions beat Southern Kings 54-10 to extend their winning streak to 10 Super Rugby m…
Stephen Creek
28 May 2017, 14:46
HIGHLIGHTS: Pro12 Final - Munster vs Scarlets
Another sensational first-half performance enabled Scarlets to upset the odds once again and claim their first Pro12 title since 2…
RugbyPass
28 May 2017, 12:49
Lions 2017: Key battles that could decide the series
New Zealand has proven hostile territory for the British and Irish Lions and this series is unlikely to buck the trend.
Russell Greaves
28 May 2017, 9:07
Lions 2017: The strengths and weaknesses of Gatland and Hansen
Warren Gatland will be hoping to replicate his 2013 Lions success, while Steve Hansen will be out to maintain the All Blacks' invi…
Tom Webber
28 May 2017, 7:52
Sharks battle past Stormers, Hurricanes hold on
Sharks overcame Stormers in their Super Rugby derby as Hurricanes claimed a win that came at a cost on Saturday. Johan Deysel, …
Dejan Kalinic
27 May 2017, 22:14
Scintillating Scarlets trounce Munster to claim Pro12 glory
Munster began the Pro12 final as favourites, but were comprehensively beaten as Scarlets turned on the style in Dublin.
Christopher Devine
27 May 2017, 15:33
Clermont end Racing's Top 14 defence despite Van der Merwe dismissal
Clermont Auvergne overcame Flip van der Merwe's red card to ease to a 37-31 win over defending champions Racing 92 in the Top 14 s…
Nicholas McGee
27 May 2017, 15:32
Chiefs win first Premiership title in Twickenham thriller
Exeter Chiefs were crowned Premiership champions for the first time after Gareth Steenson's penalty two minutes from the end of ex…
Peter Thompson
27 May 2017, 13:02
Crusaders crush Rebels, Highlanders down Waratahs
Crusaders have now won 13 out of 13 Super Rugby games this season, matching a run achieved by the 2002 championship-winning side.
Peter Thompson
27 May 2017, 10:40
VIDEO: Red card tackle sees James O'Connor face planted into pitch
Pierre Aguillon’s second-half red card for an ugly tackle on James O'Connor proved crucial as Toulon came from behind to beat La…
Ian Cameron
27 May 2017, 3:36
Belleau boots Toulon into Top 14 final after Aguillon red
Pierre Aguillon's second-half sending-off proved crucial as Toulon came from behind to beat La Rochelle 18-15 and reach the Top 14…
Nicholas McGee
26 May 2017, 20:15
Tuala the hero as 14-man Saints claim Champions Cup berth
Ahsee Tuala scored the winning try as 14-man Northampton Saints fought back to beat Stade Francais in the Champions Cup play-off f…
Nicholas McGee
26 May 2017, 20:13
Beale to miss Premiership final with hamstring injury
Wasps full-back Kurtley Beale has played his last game for the club, having been ruled out of Saturday's Premiership final against…
Nicholas McGee
26 May 2017, 18:27
Chiefs thwart Blues in Eden Park draw, Force see off Reds
Blues' hopes of reaching the Super Rugby play-offs suffered a blow when they were held to a first ever draw against Chiefs, while …
Peter Thompson
26 May 2017, 17:32
I'd love it to be a draw - Vickery torn over Premiership final
As a former Wasps player hailing from Devon, Phil Vickery would be happy to see either his old club or Exeter win at Twickenham on…
Christopher Devine
26 May 2017, 17:15
George North tells brilliant anecdote that may alter how you view Paul O'Connell
New Zealand bound George North has opened up about how Sam Warburton and Justin Tipiric compare in terms of their athletic ability…
Ian Cameron
26 May 2017, 15:55
Cheika to stick with Moore as Wallabies captain
Michael Cheika said aggressive leader Stephen Moore is still the right man to lead the Wallabies.
Peter Thompson
26 May 2017, 14:21
Maitland signs new Saracens deal
Sean Maitland has been given a lift as he recovers from an ankle injury, signing a two-year contract extension with the European c…
Peter Thompson
26 May 2017, 13:50
The definitive-ish Rugby Pass Top 14 team of the season
James Harrington nominates his Top 14 all-stars XV for a fantasy match against Dan Johansson's all-star Premiership side There …
James Harrington
26 May 2017, 12:09
Hansen expects to end All Blacks reign after World Cup
Long-serving All Blacks boss Steve Hansen thinks he will be ready to step away from his role after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Jap…
Peter Thompson
26 May 2017, 12:08
Short notice... But is anyone available for a game of rugby?
Asking for a friend... If you have nothing better to do in the next few hours, one club has issued a plea for some players with…
James Harrington
26 May 2017, 9:55
CONFIRMED: Glasgow sign powerhouse ball carrying Italian backrow
Glasgow Warriors have signed Italy international back-rower Samuela Vunisa from double European Champions Saracens. The soon t…
Ian Cameron
26 May 2017, 8:18
Wales have great opportunity after avoiding group of death - North
Wales will face Australia and Georgia in Japan, where George North thinks they have a great opportunity to make an impact.
Peter Thompson
26 May 2017, 7:25
INTERVIEW: 'I was a snotty-nosed, skinny white boy, playing a game with giants' - Hayden Triggs
Leinster’s Kiwi second row Hayden Triggs has emerged as one of the most likeable players in the European game over the last 19 m…
Michael Cantillon
26 May 2017, 7:24
Former All Blacks coach Mitchell joins Bulls
Bulls announced the appointment of experienced coach John Mitchell as executive of rugby.
Dejan Kalinic
26 May 2017, 3:55
Aviva Premiership final preview: Wasps vs Chiefs, Gopperth vs Steenson
The Premiership season draws to a close this Saturday as Exeter take on Wasps in the showpiece final at Twickenham. So what to exp…
Lee Calvert
25 May 2017, 20:01
VIDEO: Tadgh 'Tad' Furlong reveals Lions teammates' struggles with his name
Ireland and Leinster tighthead Tadgh Furlong has revealed the struggles his British and Irish Lions teammates are having getting t…
Ian Cameron
25 May 2017, 13:41
HIGHLIGHTS: London Irish are back in the Premiership after try fest display
London Irish booked their place back in the Premiership after this barnstorming display in their second leg match against Yorkshir…
Ian Cameron
25 May 2017, 13:20
Q & A: Ruan Pienaar reveals his scrumhalf life hacks and cheat codes
Ulster no 9 Ruan Pienaar may have played his last game for the Irish province but he is expected to run out one final time at the …
Gavin Hickie
25 May 2017, 10:48
Robshaw and Ford to lead inexperienced England
Eddie Jones has opted for Chris Robshaw and George Ford as co-captains for Sunday's clash with the Barbarians.
Alex Fisher
25 May 2017, 9:01
Beale to be rested for Australia Test series
Michael Cheika will not call on Kurtley Beale for Australia's June Tests, instead letting the Wasps full-back recuperate from inju…
Alex Fisher
25 May 2017, 9:00
Could James Haskell's banter derail the Lions?
In the run up to the 2003 Rugby World England head coach Sir Clive Woodward emphasized the importance of detail, and took addressi…
Ian Cameron
25 May 2017, 8:23
There was something rotten in Jake White's Montpellier
French media reports have torn White's coaching tenure to shreds. Big style
James Harrington
25 May 2017, 7:55
VIDEO: David Pocock on the moment he tackled 'homophobic slurs' in 2015
Apart from being arguably the greatest openside on the planet, Wallaby backrow David Pocock is a man of deeply convictions. Po…
Ian Cameron
25 May 2017, 5:13
Malaysia Keep Rugby World Cup Dream Alive
Malaysia have secured promotion to the Premier Division of the Asian Rugby Championship next year following a 22-9 win over Sri La…
Fred Culazzo
25 May 2017, 2:07
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 14
Paul Neazor
24 May 2017, 21:46
Top14 Semi Finals - Live Match Centre
Follow the Top14 semi finals from anywhere with live commentary as well as up to the minute statistics on anything and everything.…
RugbyPass
24 May 2017, 21:01
Premiership Final - Live Match Centre
Follow the Aviva Premiership final between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs from anywhere with live commentary as well as up to the minute …
RugbyPass
24 May 2017, 20:54
Super Rugby Round 14 - Live Match Centre
Follow round 14 of Super Rugby from anywhere at anytime with live commentary as well as up to the minute statistics on anything an…
RugbyPass
24 May 2017, 20:46
Super Rugby Power Rankings: More heart than an 80s mixtape
Scotty Stevenson loved what he saw in the Highlanders destruction of the Force... but was it enough to bump them up this week's po…
Scotty Stevenson
24 May 2017, 19:57
Great moments in Lions tour history: The time Allen Prince flipped off Rory Underwood on his way to the tryline
Jamie Wall remembers one of rugby's greatest – and most ill-advised – middle fingers.
Jamie Wall
24 May 2017, 19:15
VIDEO: Coach Cam footage reveals Michael Hooper at his very best
Fox Sports Australia have been outstanding in advancing both Mic'd players and Coach Cam segments in Rugby Union, and there was an…
Ian Cameron
24 May 2017, 14:18
Uncapped Dollman earns Wales call
Wales have called up Aaron Shingler and Phil Dollman to their squad as injury cover ahead of Tests with Samoa and Tonga.
Alex Fisher
24 May 2017, 14:07
Australia coach Cheika hails retiring Wallaby Mumm
Australia lock Dean Mumm has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the year, earning praise from Wallabies coach Miche…
Alex Fisher
24 May 2017, 11:14
Scarlets wing Steff Evans has controversial red card rescinded
Ian Cameron
24 May 2017, 8:57
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
Semis in France and the Aviva Premiership final, plus an all-South Africa Super Rugby showdown and England playing the Baa-Baas to…
RugbyPass
24 May 2017, 8:51
The greatest trick Gatland's Lions could pull on this tour
A surprise player boost to the Lions' Dublin training camp may distill a little extra team spirit - but the tourists still head so…
James Harrington
24 May 2017, 8:30
Is this the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership team of the year?
As the Premiership season draws to a conclusion, it’s about time we drew up the definitive, objective, totally final, inarguable…
Dan Johansson
24 May 2017, 7:43
The Rugby Pod on Tour
It’s official! Jim Hamilton & Andy Goode are taking The Rugby Pod on Tour. RugbyPass will be filming their journey as they ventu…
Fred Culazzo
23 May 2017, 22:56
Rugby Pass Podcast: The coaching secrets of the Crusaders' Scott Robertson (+ transcript)
Scott 'Razor' Robertson took the reins as the Crusaders head coach at the end of last season. So far his Super Rugby coaching reco…
RugbyPass
23 May 2017, 22:36
All Blacks captain Kieran Read signs new deal until 2019
New Zealand captain Kieran Read has signed a new deal with the All Blacks until 2019.
Harry West
23 May 2017, 22:31
Metropolitan Police increase armed officer presence for Wembley, Twickenham finals
The FA Cup and Premiership Rugby finals at Wembley and Twickenham will have an increased presence of armed police, the Met has con…
Dom Farrell
23 May 2017, 20:46
Whiteley named Springboks captain as Steyn, Ralepelle recalled
South Africa's 31-man squad to face France features Francois Steyn and Chiliboy Ralepelle, while Warren Whiteley will captain the …
Christopher Devine
23 May 2017, 16:40
Lions coach Gatland planning to lose six to 10 players after Vunipola withdrawal
The Lions anticipate losing six to 10 players from their first-choice squad for the tour to New Zealand, which begins on Monday.
Christopher Devine
23 May 2017, 12:36
Robinson backs 'phenomenal' Farrell to handle Lions pressure
England star Owen Farrell is the man Jason Robinson would endorse as a potentially decisive presence for the British and Irish Lio…
Iain Strachan
23 May 2017, 11:39
Warburton declares himself fully fit for Lions tour
Former Wales captain Sam Warburton said he has ticked all the boxes and is ready to "crack on" for the tour of New Zealand.
Peter Thompson
23 May 2017, 1:41
All Blacks coaches sign new contracts
New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew said Ian Foster and Mike Cron continue to make "invaluable contributions to the All Blacks"
Peter Thompson
22 May 2017, 16:26
VIDEO: Lions prepare for All Blacks by attempting to destroy drone
Billy Vunipola may have been withdrawn from the tour to New Zealand, but that body blow has been mitigated by the availability of …
Ian Cameron
22 May 2017, 12:22
Haskell 'devastated' for Vunipola despite 'dream' Lions call
Billy Vunipola's injury absence from the British and Irish Lions tour saddened James Haskell, despite him profiting with a call-up…
Matthew Scott
22 May 2017, 12:19
Richie Gray out of Scotland tour with back issue
Richie Gray will spend the coming months recovering from a back issue, losing his place in Scotland's touring party.
Tom Webber
22 May 2017, 9:11
Premiership players flatly reject 10-month season
The Rugby Players Association have rejected plans to introduce a 10-month Premiership season as part of World Rugby's calendar cha…
Matthew Scott
22 May 2017, 7:32
What was Jaco van Heerden thinking? The weirdest refereeing performance of the Super Rugby season
Remember back at the start of the year when World Rugby decided to crack down on high tackles? If you do, you’re doing better th…
Jamie Wall
21 May 2017, 22:21
Weekend round-up: We should have semifinals every week
The northern hemisphere was the place to be this weekend as the Aviva Premiership and Pro12 semifinals and Top 14 barrages set an …
RugbyPass
21 May 2017, 18:15
BREAKING NEWS: Billy Vunipola withdraws from Lions squad, Haskell called up
James Haskell has been given a Lions call-up after Billy Vunipola pulled out due to a shoulder problem.
Peter Thompson
21 May 2017, 16:08
Vunipola Ruled Out of Lions Tour
The Lions have been dealt a huge blow with the news that Billy Vunipola has been forced to pull out of the Lions Tour to New Zeala…
Fred Culazzo
21 May 2017, 15:59
Treeby suspended for three weeks after Francis tackle
Stormers will be without Shaun Treeby for three weeks after he was suspended for a high challenge on Blues fly-half Piers Francis.
RugbyPass
21 May 2017, 8:26
VIDEO: Jannie du Plessis red carded for striking fellow South African
It may well be that for the Dr Jannie du Plessis the age old adage 'First do no harm' does not apply when it comes to the rugby pi…
Ian Cameron
21 May 2017, 8:24
Rebels routed by clinical Waratahs
Israel Folau scored two of the Waratahs' eight tries in an ultimately convincing win over Melbourne Rebels at Allianz Stadium.
Christopher Devine
21 May 2017, 4:20
Jantjies stars as Lions advance along Easy Street
Elton Jantjies played a starring role as Lions extended their Super Rugby winning streak to nine matches with a 51-14 mauling of B…
Tom Webber
20 May 2017, 17:34
VIDEO: Zebo scores wonder-try as Munster thump Ospreys
Munster will take on Scarlets in the Pro12 final after Simon Zebo scored a magical try to help them see of Ospreys.
Tom Webber
20 May 2017, 16:16
Bassett the hero as Wasps leave it late for final spot
An injury to Kurtley Beale gave Josh Bassett the chance to shine against Leicester Tigers and he sent Wasps into the Premiership f…
Tom Webber
20 May 2017, 14:59
Montpellier lose their cool as Racing book Clermont semi-final
Francois Steyn entered the sin bin and Jannie Du Plessis was sent off as Racing 92 dumped Montpellier out of the Top 14 finals.
Iain Strachan
20 May 2017, 13:37
Mallinder clinches play-off victory for Northampton
Only Stade Francais stand in the way of Northampton Saints reaching the European Champions Cup after victory over Connacht on Satu…
Tom Webber
20 May 2017, 13:29
Lions greats back sevens to challenge
Sevens has the potential to rival the success of the British and Irish Lions tours, according to Brian O'Driscoll and Jason Robins…
Iain Strachan
20 May 2017, 12:02
Last-gasp Chiefs end Saracens' double-double hopes
There will be no repeat of a European and domestic double for Saracens, who were beaten in the Premiership semi-finals by Exeter C…
Tom Webber
20 May 2017, 12:02
Aso shines as Canes thrash sorry Cheetahs
The Hurricanes ran in nine tries against the hapless Cheetahs to get their Super Rugby campaign back to winning ways.
Alex Fisher
20 May 2017, 10:31
O'Driscoll, Robinson endorse Hartley amid Owens injury doubts
Former British and Irish Lions stars Brian O'Driscoll and Jason Robinson expect Warren Gatland to select Dylan Hartley should Wale…
Iain Strachan
20 May 2017, 8:05
Treeby cited over Francis incident
Stormers could be without Shaun Treeby after he was cited by Super Rugby for a high challenge on Blues fly-half Piers Francis.
RugbyPass
20 May 2017, 6:31
Experience gives Saracens the edge - Kruis
For the eighth season in a row Saracens are into the Premiership semi-finals, experience George Kruis believes will be crucial.
Alex Fisher
20 May 2017, 5:57
VIDEO: Eben Etzebeth and Sonny Bill Williams get acquainted
Eben Etzebeth has never been one to shy away from contact, and the big Stormers lock and Sonny Bill Williams enjoyed a brief hand …
Ian Cameron
20 May 2017, 5:33
Umaga bemoans referee leniency after Treeby tackle
Tana Umaga bemoaned the leniency of referee Jaco van Heerden and TMO Shaun Veldsman after Shaun Treeby escaped a yellow card for a…
RugbyPass
20 May 2017, 4:10
Gutsy Toulon battle past Castres to make Top 14 semis
Toulon were staring defeat in the face against Castres, but came on strong in the closing quarter to reach the Top 14 semi-finals.
Christopher Devine
19 May 2017, 18:14
Super Scarlets make history with 14 men to reach Pro12 final
Despite being reduced to 14 in the first half, Scarlets held firm to end Leinster's Pro12 title hopes and make the final for the f…
Christopher Devine
19 May 2017, 17:28
Stormers rally to see off Blues
Blues' Super Rugby campaign suffered a major setback as they gave up the lead to lose away to Stormers in Cape Town.
Iain Strachan
19 May 2017, 15:36
Parisse steers Stade into Champions Cup play-off final
Cardiff Blues could not halt a Stade Francais side powered by Sergio Parisse from reaching the Champions Cup play-off final.
Iain Strachan
19 May 2017, 14:21
Divisive England captain Dylan Hartley on verge of Lions call-up
Controversial England Captain Dylan Hartley could be in line for an early Lions call-up as injury fears surround Welsh hooker Ken …
Ian Cameron
19 May 2017, 11:34
Ban balls-up leaves Jacques du Plessis free to play in Top 14 knockout phase
James Harrington
19 May 2017, 11:19
Tigers Ready To Put Tough Season Behind Them, Says Murphy
It’s a measure of the season Leicester have endured that the most successful club in English rugby history go into their 12th co…
Tim Groves
19 May 2017, 10:50
Henry Slade: My broken leg was the darkest hour of my career yet, but now I’m back.
Henry Slade: My broken leg was the darkest hour of my career yet, but now I’m back, my aim is to break into the England team. …
Michael Cantillon
19 May 2017, 7:51
Furious Rebels reiterate defiant position over Super Rugby cull
With no decision forthcoming, Melbourne Rebels have again slammed the ARU over its plans to possibly cut them from Super Rugby.
Harry West
19 May 2017, 6:37
All-conquering Crusaders beat Chiefs to maintain perfect record
Richie Mo'unga scored 16 points from the tee as Crusaders made it 12 Super Rugby wins out of 12 in Fiji.
Peter Thompson
19 May 2017, 6:22
Smith to step down as All Blacks assistant
Steve Hansen said Wayne Smith has left "an everlasting legacy which is all one can expect of an All Black man."
Peter Thompson
19 May 2017, 3:46
South Africa cannot support six rugby franchises, so why is Mark Alexander trying?
SA Rugby is in talks with organisers of 'international competitions' in a bid to keep all six major rugby franchises. James Harrin…
James Harrington
18 May 2017, 13:16
Best reveals Ireland's blueprint for beating the All Blacks
Ireland are in exclusive company as a team to have toppled New Zealand recently, meaning Rory Best has tips to share with his fell…
Iain Strachan
18 May 2017, 12:14
Saracens and Scotland without Maitland following ankle surgery
Saracens must make do without Sean Maitland in the Premiership finals, while Scotland will also miss the services of the wing.
Iain Strachan
18 May 2017, 9:44
Laidlaw hitting right notes as Lions tune up for All Blacks
Greig Laidlaw has been the one hitting the right notes for the British and Irish Lions as they bond ahead of their tour of New Zea…
Nicholas McGee
18 May 2017, 9:00
WATCH: Waisake Naholo's kid brother Kini scores 6 tries in one half of rugby
Kini Naholo - the younger brother of All Black and Highlander winger Waisake - proves that rugby ability clearly runs in the fa…
RugbyPass
18 May 2017, 8:03
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 13
Our Super Rugby stats guru offers his tips for the weekend’s games.
Paul Neazor
18 May 2017, 7:57
Zebre and Treviso face Champions Cup wilderness after rule changes
There will no longer be a guaranteed place in the European Champions Cup for one of the Pro12's Italian teams from the end of next…
Nicholas McGee
18 May 2017, 6:23
Super Rugby - Live Match Centre
We're delighted to announce the launch of the RugbyPass Live Match Centre. Follow the game from anywhere at anytime with live comm…
RugbyPass
17 May 2017, 22:54
Let's ban talking about Brian O'Driscoll's shoulder for the next two months
Please can everybody – including Brian O'Driscoll – stop going on about Brian O'Driscoll this Lions tour, pleads Jamie Wall. …
Jamie Wall
17 May 2017, 19:36
Five things we learned from the European cup finals
The Champions and Challenge Cup finals are in the books for another year and the trophies have been engraved with the names 'Sarac…
Lee Calvert
17 May 2017, 18:37
Edinburgh sign 6'3, 107kg former Springbok U20s wing
Edinburgh Rugby has signed Montpellier wing Duhan van der Merwe on a two-year deal. The 21-year-old wing tips the scales at 107kg …
RugbyPass
17 May 2017, 11:25
The week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
Two quarter-finals. Four semi-finals. Things are heating up at the business end of the northern hemisphere's big three domestic se…
RugbyPass
17 May 2017, 9:09
Super Rugby Power Rankings: The Kings bandwagon is gaining steam
1. Crusaders (up 1) I am a man of my word. Last week I suggested the Crusaders were "the only team you would actually back righ…
Scotty Stevenson
17 May 2017, 7:38
All Blacks to play 2018 Test in Japan
Japan will play host to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and will entertain the reigning champions a year prior in a November 3 Test.
Tom Webber
17 May 2017, 4:36
France must be at 300 per cent to win 2019 World Cup - Michalak
France will face England and Argentina in their pool in Japan, but Frederic Michalak believes such a tough draw is a positive.
Tom Webber
17 May 2017, 4:34
Size matters for England in Argentina
Relatively unknown monsters in England shirts are heading to South America next month. James Harrington wonders why. England co…
James Harrington
16 May 2017, 11:25
Saints stand firm over Montpellier target Picamoles
Northampton Saints have reiterated that Louis Picamoles is still contracted to the Premiership club for a further two years after …
Peter Thompson
16 May 2017, 10:23
Episode 33 - Dan Leo & The Big "R"
It's official, Big Jim is hanging up his boots. After picking up almost* every accolade in the game, he's calling it a day. Goodey…
Rugby Pod
16 May 2017, 8:43
Schmidt picks eight uncapped players for Ireland's USA tour
Joe Schmidt has thrown the gauntlet down to Ireland's youngsters after naming eight uncapped players in his 31-man squad for the t…
Russell Greaves
16 May 2017, 7:54
Six Nations fixtures revealed for 2018 and 2019
Reigning champions England will begin their next two Six Nations campaigns on the road and finish both on home soil. The fixtur…
Russell Greaves
16 May 2017, 6:55
Saracens the team to beat for aspiring champions – Baxter
Exeter Chiefs take on reigning European and Premiership champions Saracens in the play-offs on Saturday.
Russell Greaves
16 May 2017, 6:22
Lions must be 'immaculate', says Rowntree
The British and Irish Lions must execute their plans "immaculately" if they are to emerge victorious from their tour to New Zealan…
Russell Greaves
16 May 2017, 5:24
Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure
The British and Irish Lions were whitewashed on their last trip to New Zealand, but a tighter series is anticipated this year.
Russell Greaves
16 May 2017, 4:36
Bring back the mud: Super Rugby's unofficial 1970s throwback round
The rare sight of players head-to-toe in mud warmed the cockles of Jamie Wall's heart in a weekend full of oddly old-fashioned rug…
Jamie Wall
15 May 2017, 10:35
Forget eligibility rules, Super Rugby can plug PI player drain - Dan Leo
World Rugby's changes to Regulation 8 will do little to stop the plunder of the Pacific Islands' player stocks, ex-Samoa captain D…
James Harrington
15 May 2017, 9:44
Vahaamahina ruled out of Top 14 play-offs
Clermont Auvergne will be without Sebastien Vahaamahina for the Top 14 play-offs after the France second row was ruled out for "se…
Jack Davies
15 May 2017, 8:13
New deals for All Blacks Lienert-Brown and Harris
Anton Lienert-Brown and Nathan Harris have signed contracts until 2020 and 2019 respectively.
Jack Davies
15 May 2017, 6:41
Gatland wants Warburton to sit out Blues' European play-offs
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland wants captain Sam Warburton to miss Cardiff Blues' European play-off campaign to…
Jack Davies
15 May 2017, 5:21
Please do not laugh at this rugby player's name
He's 20 years old, 1.92m tall, and weighs 92kgs. He's a promising professional rugby player who recently scored two tries against …
Hayden Donnell
14 May 2017, 18:22
Hamilton announces retirement after Sarries' Champions Cup win
Former Scotland lock Jim Hamilton announced that he will retire at the end of the season after Saracens retained the European Cham…
Peter Thompson
14 May 2017, 11:17
Vunipola focused on Premiership glory
Billy Vunipola says Saracens will enjoy their European Champions Cup success but it will not distract them from achieving Premiers…
Alex Fisher
14 May 2017, 9:57
Weekend round-up: Chris Ashton swandives into the record books
Catch up on the weekend's best games as the European Champions and Challenge Cup finals lived up to their occasion.
RugbyPass
14 May 2017, 9:52
Top 5 winners and losers from the RWC draw
Draws are interesting. They're usually previews of a tournament that don't actually go remotely as you expected. This is true even…
Jake Howe
14 May 2017, 9:24
Western Force upset Jaguares, Southern Kings win all-South African affair
It was a landmark result for Australian Super Rugby as Western Force upstaged Jaguares, while Southern Kings trumped Sharks in an …
Iain Strachan
13 May 2017, 20:28
Spedding crushed by Clermont's European woe
Clermont Auvergne suffered more European heartbreak as Saracens retained their title at Murrayfield.
Russell Greaves
13 May 2017, 15:05
Ashton: Try record icing on the cake
Saracens' second consecutive European Champions Cup success saw Chris Ashton set a try-scoring record.
Russell Greaves
13 May 2017, 14:44
Saracens retain European title as Ashton sets try landmark
Saracens claimed back-to-back European Champions Cup titles as Chris Ashton reached a major milestone in Saturday's 28-17 win over…
Russell Greaves
13 May 2017, 14:04
Crusaders stay perfect with win over Hurricanes, Highlanders march on
Crusaders maintained their perfect Super Rugby record this season by winning a fiercely contested battle with Hurricanes 20-12 at …
Peter Thompson
13 May 2017, 11:37
Historic try 'so irrelevant' for departing Sarries wing Ashton
Saracens wing Chris Ashton will make history if he scores a try in Saturday's European Champions Cup showdown at Murrayfield.
Peter Thompson
13 May 2017, 4:33
Storming Stade comeback seals Challenge Cup triumph
Stade Francais battled back from 10-0 down to break their European trophy drought with a 25-17 success over Gloucester at Murrayfi…
Russell Greaves
12 May 2017, 17:22
Saracens old boy Strettle a threat in Murrayfield final - McCall
David Strettle could use a bit of inside knowledge against former club Saracens as Clermont Auvergne go in search of European Cham…
Russell Greaves
12 May 2017, 13:36
Scarlets coach Jones to miss Wales tour
With Scarlets having reached the Pro12 semi-finals, backs coach Stephen Jones has sidelined his Wales commitments.
Russell Greaves
12 May 2017, 10:19
Blues brothers down struggling Cheetahs
Brothers Rieko and Akira Ioane shared three tries as the Blues ran riot over a beleaguered Cheetahs side at Eden Park on Friday, t…
Alex Fisher
12 May 2017, 8:10
Outgoing Storm star Cronk rules out rugby union switch
Waratahs fans hoping to see Cooper Cronk in Super Rugby next season had their hopes dashed after the Melbourne Storm star dismisse…
Sacha Pisani
11 May 2017, 23:26
What does Christian Wade have to do to get another England call-up?
The only answer, writes Lee Calvert, may be to put on 10kg and grow 20cm taller. Wasps secured their place atop the Aviva Premi…
Lee Calvert
11 May 2017, 18:35
Super Rugby Power Rankings: The Waratahs have more problems than a maths exam
Who's hot and who's most certainly not in the world Super Rugby at the moment? Read all about it in Scotty Stevenson's weekly powe…
Scotty Stevenson
11 May 2017, 16:45
Here's when we will really notice rugby's Regulation 8 Effect – it's sooner than you might think
James Harrington
11 May 2017, 16:30
Leaguel Counsel Ep.10
This week the guys discuss the fallout from the ANZAC test, the rest of the international round, recreational activities, the free…
Leaguel Counsel
11 May 2017, 16:21
Toulon snap up former All Black McAlister from Toulouse
Former New Zealand fly-half Luke McAlister will swap Toulouse for Toulon from the 2017-18 Top 14 season. McAlister has agreed a…
Tom Webber
11 May 2017, 13:16
Strettle bemoans lack of patience with England's flair players
There has been too much chopping and changing in the England set-up rather than backing talented players, David Strettle says.
Peter Thompson
11 May 2017, 10:32
Stade coach Quesada wary of Gloucester threat
Stade Francais have never won a European trophy, and Gloucester will be hoping to extend that unhappy record in Friday's decider.
Peter Thompson
11 May 2017, 8:07
All Blacks skipper Read 'touch and go' for Samoa clash
Kieran Read underwent surgery after breaking his thumb in Crusaders' win over Cheetahs, leaving him battling to regain fitness.
Peter Thompson
11 May 2017, 5:51
Waratahs reject Cronk code-switch claims
Signing rugby league star Cooper Cronk is not a priority for Super Rugby's Waratahs, according to chief executive Andrew Hore.
Peter Thompson
11 May 2017, 5:01
An unauthorized history of the Crusaders vs Hurricanes rivalry
To get ready for the weekend's big Super Rugby showdown, Jamie Wall takes a look back at some of the best (and worst) Crusaders vs…
Jamie Wall
10 May 2017, 22:05
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 12
Our Super Rugby stats guru offers his tips for the weekend’s games.
Paul Neazor
10 May 2017, 21:56
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
There's silverware on the line this weekend with Champions and Challenge Cup finals in Europe, while a mouthwatering New Zealand d…
RugbyPass
10 May 2017, 18:11
Cheika backs Waratahs-linked Cronk for code-crossing success
Waratahs have been linked with a code-switching move for Melbourne Storm half-back Cooper Cronk and Australia coach Michael Cheika…
Tom Webber
10 May 2017, 17:15
Cheika's Wallabies will take nothing for granted in Japan
Michael Cheika was not interested in suggestions Australia have a simple route into the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
Tom Webber
10 May 2017, 10:20
Filling in the gaps in the draw for the 2019 World Cup
There are a few holes in the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. James Harrington has done his best to fill them There yo…
James Harrington
10 May 2017, 10:15
Wilkinson: Tough pool can help England's World Cup chances
Jonny Wilkinson believes England's tricky 2019 Rugby World Cup draw could help Eddie Jones' side banish the memories of their mise…
Alex Fisher
10 May 2017, 9:14
Nobody is going to die - Jones laughs off 'group of death' label
England's head coach Eddie Jones thinks having a "good group" can benefit his side in the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup.
Peter Thompson
10 May 2017, 9:10
World Rugby increases residency period for Test eligibility
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont says changes to residency rules were "important and necessary" for international rugby.
Peter Thompson
10 May 2017, 7:51
All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes drawing Springboks at Rugby World Cup
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen expects South Africa and Italy to provide stern tests, but was "okay" with the draw for the Rugby W…
Peter Thompson
10 May 2017, 7:12
England to enter Rugby’s sixth ever ‘Group of Death’
And so it is England who once again will take their place in a Rugby World Cup ‘group of death’. Drawn alongside 2011 finalist…
Michael Cantillon
10 May 2017, 5:01
All Blacks to face Springboks in 2019 World Cup
South Africa will have the huge challenge of taking on the All Blacks in the World Cup in Japan.
Peter Thompson
10 May 2017, 4:37
The Top 14 season in review - club by club
Six teams and five matches remain in the race for the French championship's Bouclier de Brennus - but the regular Top 14 season is…
James Harrington
09 May 2017, 12:13
LIVE - Rugby World Cup Pool Draw
The draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup is taking place in Kyoto Japan. 20 teams will be split into four pools of five teams. The…
Fred Culazzo
09 May 2017, 11:39
South Africa back in the running for 2023 Rugby World Cup
South Africa is back in the running to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after a ban on the country staging such events was lifted. …
Jack Davies
09 May 2017, 10:16
Roberts handed armband as Wales call up 13 new faces for June Tests
Jamie Roberts is to captain Wales for their June Tests against Tonga and Samoa, with interim head coach Robin McBryde including 13…
Peter Hanson
09 May 2017, 8:03
Henshaw ready for a 'bit of niggle' with physical New Zealand
Robbie Henshaw is relishing a "bit of niggle" with New Zealand and wants the British and Irish Lions series against the All Blacks…
Peter Hanson
09 May 2017, 5:19
Kiwis Abroad - Best New Zealand Squad Playing in Europe
Given the overflow of talent in New Zealand, as well as the money on offer in Europe, many Kiwis head north to ply their trade. Wh…
Connor Whittick
09 May 2017, 3:26
Lions boss Gatland would welcome call from disgruntled Brown
Warren Gatland says he would be happy to explain to Mike Brown or any of the other players who failed to make the British and Iris…
Peter Thompson
08 May 2017, 17:00
Gatland defends Lions meet-up after Saracens criticism
Warren Gatland understands why Mark McCall was not impressed to see six Saracens players link up with the British and Irish Lions …
RugbyPass
08 May 2017, 12:08
Townsend names uncapped trio in Scotland tour squad
Gregor Townsend has named uncapped trio Nick Grigg, D'Arcy Rae and George Turner in his first Scotland squad for the Tests against…
Peter Thompson
08 May 2017, 9:59
That was the Aviva Premiership season that was
The 2016/17 Premiership season is over, bar the playoff shouting. James Harrington runs the rule over the 12 clubs' campaigns. …
James Harrington
08 May 2017, 8:45
'Tenacious' De Klerk set to join Sale
Sale Sharks have moved swiftly to replace the retiring Mike Phillips, with Faf de Klerk to join from Lions on a three-year deal.
Harry West
08 May 2017, 7:44
Laidlaw relishing Lions chance despite tragic circumstances
After Ben Youngs withdrew from the Lions squad due to family reasons, replacement Greig Laidlaw has been in a rush to get himself …
Harry West
08 May 2017, 7:17
O'Driscoll warns Lions of 'ferocious', 'brutal' New Zealand tour
His tour of New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions was infamously short, and Brian O'Driscoll has a warning for the class of…
Harry West
08 May 2017, 5:22
The moment we finally hit Peak Super Rugby
Between Beauden Barrett's defensive cross-kick and the Highlanders' three-tries-in-five-minutes comeback, Super Rugby was at its m…
Jamie Wall
07 May 2017, 21:43
Saints' European situation 'strange', says Lawes
Northampton Saints lock Courtney Lawes concedes it will be "strange" to cheer on Stade Francais against Gloucester in next Friday'…
Jack Davies
07 May 2017, 7:27
Weekend round-up: Welcome to the Barrett show
RugbyPass
07 May 2017, 5:19
Conor Murray: From unused schools substitute to Test Lion
“Earlsie always slags me that I wasn’t much good at rugby in school and that’s why I was an unused sub in the senior cup fin…
Michael Cantillon
07 May 2017, 3:57
Jaguares end four-game slump with victory over Sunwolves
Jaguares rallied to outlast Japanese visitors Sunwolves in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Sacha Pisani
06 May 2017, 21:14
Laidlaw replaces Youngs in Lions squad
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw has been called into the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand after Ben Youngs pulled …
Christopher Devine
06 May 2017, 17:52
Racing earn play-off spot, Clermont straight through to semis
The final day of the Top 14 regular season brought valuable wins for Racing 92 and Clermont, as Stade Francais missed out on the t…
Christopher Devine
06 May 2017, 17:36
Leinster slip up as Munster snatch top spot in Pro12
Munster dispatched last season's champions Connacht to seize first place in the Pro 12 thanks to Leinster's loss at Ulster.
Iain Strachan
06 May 2017, 15:42
Ben Youngs withdraws from Lions tour for family reasons
After the wife of his brother, Tom Youngs, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Ben Youngs will no longer go on the Lions tour this…
Christopher Devine
06 May 2017, 15:16
Tigers seal semi-final berth, Wasps lay down marker with Saracens win
After confirming their semi-final place, Leicester face the daunting task of visiting Wasps, who ended the regular season in super…
Christopher Devine
06 May 2017, 14:38
Ten the magic number for Crusaders after annihilation of Bulls
There appears to be no stopping Crusaders, who ran in 10 tries in Saturday's 62-24 walloping of Bulls to make it 10 from 10 in Sup…
Harry West
06 May 2017, 13:59
Lions and Chiefs power to dominant victories
Lions and Chiefs both earned easy bonus-point wins in Super Rugby on Saturday, but it was not all plain sailing for Blues.
Nicholas McGee
06 May 2017, 9:07
Charlie Ngatai is Back
Charlie Ngatai made his comeback tonight following 12 painful months on the sidelines. It's almost a year to the day since he suff…
Fred Culazzo
06 May 2017, 5:20
Broken thumb leaves All Blacks' Squire a doubt for Lions opener
Liam Squire faces a race against time to be fit for the All Blacks' opener with the British and Irish Lions after breaking his thu…
Nicholas McGee
06 May 2017, 4:46
Highlanders stun Cheetahs with epic comeback
A scarcely believable finish saw Highlanders leave Cheetahs shell-shocked in Bloemfontein.
Peter Hanson
05 May 2017, 15:30
Premiership final weekend permutations
Both home semi-finals are still up for grabs, as is the last automatic Champions Cup slot. James Harrington has worked out who nee…
James Harrington
05 May 2017, 11:26
Why Zinzan Brooke has got it wrong about Lions back rower Taulupe Faletau
Zinny thinks Taulupe Faletau lacks "mongrel edge" – but Lee Calvert argues the Bath and Wales number 8 is more than good enough …
Lee Calvert
05 May 2017, 8:21
I'm alive and well - Bryan Habana refutes false report of death
"I'm alive and well," Bryan Habana said on Twitter amid a false report that he had been killed.
Nicholas McGee
05 May 2017, 6:36
Barrett brothers help Hurricanes extend Stormers' losing run
Stormers suffered their fourth straight Super Rugby loss, brothers Beauden and Jordie Barrett helping Hurricanes to victory.
Nicholas McGee
05 May 2017, 6:08
The Rug Round 11 Super Rugby Preview
The Rug is New Zealand’s premier Super Rugby preview podcast. Join BK and Townley as they put forward this week’s best bets an…
RugbyPass
05 May 2017, 4:50
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 11
Our Super Rugby stats guru offers his tips for the weekend’s games. Another 6/8 week in Round 10. The Reds ruined the Oracle'…
Paul Neazor
04 May 2017, 19:20
Where were you the day Andrew Mehrtens flipped the bird at the Loftus crowd
Jamie Wall looks back on the infamous Andrew Mehtrens middle finger incident of 1999.
Jamie Wall
04 May 2017, 19:16
Super Rugby Power Rankings: The rediscovered genius of Aaron Smith
The Highlanders beat the Stormers by a record margin and the Crusaders are 9-0 but they still can't crack the top spot of Scotty S…
Scotty Stevenson
04 May 2017, 18:43
Georgia great Gorgodze retires from international rugby
Explaining the decision to end his international career, Georgia's Mamuka Gorgodze said he gets "tired and hurt much easier than b…
Christopher Devine
04 May 2017, 14:02
Number-crunching the final weekend of the tight Top 14
As the Top 14 season enters its final week, the play-off permutations are so complex they would have Pierre de Fermat, of brain-mu…
James Harrington
04 May 2017, 8:00

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