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What Exeter want Joe Simmonds to 'really buy into' after form dip
How typical. No sooner had Joe Simmonds managed to get his hands back on the treasured No10 jersey at Exeter did another curveball…
Liam Heagney
16 Oct, 4:30
'We came here wanting to win the Rugby World Cup and the first step is to get wins and bonus points'
A 22-12 victory over Italy sees Canada sitting atop their group and second in the seedings, with the prospect of a game against th…
Matt Merritt
16 Oct, 4:17
England duo injured on eve of Autumn Nations Series
Two more England stars have been injured with just weeks to go until Eddie Jones' men contest the Autumn Nations Series.
Ian Cameron
16 Oct, 4:07
Former Wasps DoR Nigel Melville addresses club's collapse
The club are facing administration within days.
16 Oct, 4:00
'Despite the carnage... the actual product on the field has never been better'
Gloucester head coach George Skivington believes the Gallagher Premiership’s on-pitch product “has never been better” after …
16 Oct, 3:38
Time for England to reveal plan B?
England win again, their 27th consecutive victory, but the cracks are beginning to show. Against a dogged and determined France th…
Matt Merritt
16 Oct, 3:25
Black Ferns firepower too much for Welsh pack
Prolific winger Portia Woodman and 18-year-old centre Sylvia Brunt both crossed twice as the five-time world champions ran in 10 t…
16 Oct, 0:24
Hooper returns for Australia's Northern Tour
Coach Dave Rennie named a 36-man squad on Sunday that included Hooper, however he said prop James Slipper would continue as captai…
15 Oct, 21:31
RECAP: Rugby World Cup 2021 Match Day 4 updates
Sam Smith
15 Oct, 18:44
Scarlets secure first win of season after dominant victory over Zebre Parma
Scarlets secured their first BKT United Rugby Championship victory of the season as they beat Zebre Parma 36-12 in Llanelli.
15 Oct, 16:16
Munster summon Thomond magic to best Bulls
Munster marked their first outing of the season at Thomond Park with an encouraging 31-17 United Rugby Championship win.
15 Oct, 15:57
Josh Adams injury mars Cardiff win over Dragons
Cardiff continued their impressive record against the Dragons by taking their winning run in the fixture to 15 matches with a 31-1…
15 Oct, 14:06
Watch - Duhan van der Merwe makes try-scoring return for Edinburgh
Duhan van der Merwe scored two tries on his return to Edinburgh colours as the Scottish club triumphed 53-8 over Benetton in the U…
15 Oct, 13:56
McCall bags Saracens performance after narrowly avoiding shock upset
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall believes a narrow 37-31 win over Bath shows just how competitive the Gallagher Premiership …
15 Oct, 13:36
'I'd like a game where we're more than a score ahead at the end'
.Northampton Saints director of rugby Phil Dowson feels his side must be more clinical after they nearly let a commanding lead sli…
15 Oct, 12:51
Watch: 'Rees-Zammit has come up with an extraordinary play here'
Louis Rees-Zammit has carved out an enviable reputation for scoring tries but Gloucester were left celebrating his ability on the …
Liam Heagney
15 Oct, 12:23
Heartbreak for Bath as underdogs take Saracens to wire
Saracens overcame a spirited Bath 37-31 in an enthralling back-and-forth Gallagher Premiership encounter at the StoneX Stadium.
15 Oct, 11:48
Nerve-jangling finish as Northampton hold off Newcastle
Northampton Saints held off a Newcastle Falcons fightback to secure a nerve-jangling 32-31 win at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Ga…
15 Oct, 11:37
Late Hastings kick tips pulsating encounter in favour of Gloucester
Adam Hastings kicked a late penalty to give Gloucester a thrilling 31-28 Gallagher Premiership victory over Bristol at Kingsholm. …
15 Oct, 11:24
Glasgow swallowed whole by Sharks in Durban
Two tries from Tom Gordon were not enough to prevent Glasgow from slipping to a heavy 40-12 defeat to the Sharks in Durban.
15 Oct, 11:23
URC shock: Ulster tame Lions in South Africa
Ulster piled on the points during a Lions sin-binning before holding off a home fightback to win 39-37 in Johannesburg.
15 Oct, 9:35
'I'm grieving': Lawrence Dallaglio breaks silence on Wasps' demise
Wasps legend Lawrence Dallaglio has broken his silence on the RFU suspension of the club from the Gallagher Premiership after they…
Liam Heagney
15 Oct, 9:19
'We need those four tries at least' - Nolusindiso Booi
Springbok Women captain Nolusindiso Booi has issued a passionate call to arms to her teammates as they face a make-or-break game w…
Kim Ekin
15 Oct, 9:19
Last chance saloon arrives for 'master of none' Damian McKenzie
Is he a 10, or is he a 15? That's the conundrum that's plagued Damian McKenzie throughout his eight-year professional career to da…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Oct, 8:37
'All points are important because we know that it is a tough competition'
While the England-France game will be remembered for the Red Roses extending their winning streak, for the French there are lots o…
Matt Merritt
15 Oct, 8:34
Danny Cipriani claims 'there is too much ego and fear in rugby'
Former England international Danny Cipriani has called on Gallagher Premiership rugby to quickly heed the wake-up call that is the…
Liam Heagney
15 Oct, 8:27
England player ratings vs France | Rugby World Cup 2021
Le Crunch arrived in Whangarei, with both England and France looking to stay unbeaten in the second week of the 2021 Rugby World C…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Oct, 8:06
The England reaction to win over 'never-say-die and dogged' France
Head coach Simon Middleton insisted England must improve after the Red Roses battled to a 13-7 Rugby World Cup victory over France…
15 Oct, 6:28
'I'm really gutted... it's a really horrible way to come unstitched'
It was a case of ruing what might have been for Japan as their slim half-time lead slipped away to become a decisive 30-17 USA vic…
Matt Merritt
15 Oct, 5:24
England take down France in World Cup nail-biter
It was hard fought, but England managed a 27th consecutive Test rugby win with a World Cup pool round match defeat of France.
15 Oct, 4:35
The 'big difference' between Sale this season and last
Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson believes an attacking verve has helped Sale make a strong start to the Gallagher Premiership…
15 Oct, 3:31
'I feel heartbroken': Second World Cup defeat pains Scotland
Scotland head coach Bryan Easson said he felt heartbroken after their defeat to Australia left them on the brink of a Rugby World …
15 Oct, 2:57
The United States credit 'a little more belief' for RWC win over Japan
The U.S. have bounced back from their opening Women's Rugby World Cup loss to Italy by beating Japan 30-17 in Group B action in Wh…
15 Oct, 2:23
OTD: Andy Robinson appointed England head coach
A month after the shock resignation of World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward, Robinson stepped up from his role as caretaker,…
15 Oct, 0:37
Scotland devastated again as Australia complete late comeback
The Wallaroos' hopes of the reaching the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals remain alive after they scrapped their way to a heart-stop…
14 Oct, 23:36
'Immersed himself': How Sir Graham Henry is helping the Black Ferns
Black Ferns head coach and former All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith revealed how far the Black Ferns are going to prepare.
Sam Smith
14 Oct, 22:31
RECAP: Rugby World Cup 2021 Match Day 3 LIVE Updates
We're into Match Day 3 here at Rugby World Cup 2021, it's a beautiful day here in Whangarei and Scotland vs Wallaroos is just abou…
Sam Smith
14 Oct, 21:02
Ospreys draw with Stormers in relentless Swansea rain
A late Scott Baldwin try salvaged a 16-16 draw for the Ospreys against the Stormers in a hard-fought game in the relentless Swanse…
14 Oct, 20:25
Sale too strong for London Irish as they coast to victory
Five-try Sale Sharks eased to a 37-14 victory over London Irish at the AJ Bell Stadium.
14 Oct, 17:16
James Ryan injured as Leinster battle past wasteful Connacht
Ciaran Frawley’s 76th-minute penalty ensured Leinster beat a wasteful Connacht 10-0 at the Sportsground.
14 Oct, 17:12
Wallaroos coach confident in rookie wing as they look to bank a vital World Cup win
Jay Tregonning doesn't see rookie Maya Stewart as a selection gamble as the Wallaroos look to bank a vital World Cup win.
14 Oct, 14:59
Next year's World Cup won't be Eddie Jones' last tournament as coach
Eddie Jones is determined for his long-standing association with the World Cup to continue beyond the conclusion of his England co…
14 Oct, 14:49
Franco Smith 'unable to fly to South Africa' Glasgow confirm
Glasgow have announced that head coach Franco Smith has been unable to return to his native South Africa because of visa delays.
14 Oct, 11:39
Worcester update: Potential buyers want stricken club to 'rise again'
Administrators seeking a buyer for Worcester say discussions are continuing “with a number of interested parties” about acquir…
14 Oct, 11:28
'We always have problem clubs... but everybody is very honest'
Premiership Rugby chief executive Simon Massie-Taylor has admitted there are no quick fixes as the English professional club game …
14 Oct, 11:17
Barbarians swoop in to fill cancelled Worcester fixture
Barbarians FC are to play a one-off game against Northampton Saints, replacing a now cancelled fixture against Worcester Warriors …
Ian Cameron
14 Oct, 11:05
The 'aim' message Middleton delivered to his wider England squad
England head coach Simon Middleton has readily accepted that the Red Roses’ World Cup appointment with France is a huge game in …
14 Oct, 10:42
The Rassie Erasmus documentary and his advice for 'flawless people'
Rassie Erasmus is set to return to the international stage with a bang in the coming weeks as the release of the documentary filme…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 10:18
The major challenge ahead for New Zealand's once premier wing
Sevu Reece no doubt had to think long and hard about signing a new contract with New Zealand Rugby, even with the World Cup on the…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Oct, 9:54
'Every Tuesday we look to embrace chaos, look to make them fail'
Chaos at training on Tuesdays has been the key ingredient in helping Sale to improve their on-field behaviour in this season’s G…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 9:34
Rob Howley calls on new Wasps owners 'to do the right things'
Rob Howley, who tasted Premiership and Heineken Cup glory with Wasps, has called on whoever ends up in charge of the financially s…
Steffan Thomas
14 Oct, 8:54
Japan XV bests Australia A in 15-try thriller
Japan XV has prevailed 52-48 against Australia A in a stunning 15-try point-scoring extravaganza in the final match of the teams…
Sam Smith
14 Oct, 8:25
Nick Williams issues update after suffering cardiac arrest at 38
Former Cardiff Blues and Auckland Blues No.8 Nick Williams has thanked well-wishers after he suffered a cardiac arrest in recent w…
Ian Cameron
14 Oct, 7:11
Van der Merwe makes Edinburgh return as part of 'ridiculous' back three
Scotland international and British & Irish Lion Duhan van der Merwe is set to make his ‘second debut’ for Edinburgh against Be…
Ian Cameron
14 Oct, 6:43
How Ben Loader 'took it on the chin' at Irish and came back better
London Irish Declan Kidney had lauded the impressive reminder that one-time England prospect Ben Loader gave to him about his tale…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 6:42
Maro Itoje returns to Saracens line up for visit of Bath
England lock Maro Itoje is set to return to Saracens' starting XV as they host floundering Gallagher Premiership rivals Bath at th…
Ian Cameron
14 Oct, 6:17
Ex-All Black Fifita must attend tackle school or delay Tonga debut
Former All Blacks forward Vaea Fifita must successfully come through tackle school or his intended debut for Tonga will be pushed …
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 5:41
Etzebeth to play his first club match in South Africa since 2019
Springboks lock Eben Etzebeth is set to play his first club game in South Africa in more than three years when he debuts for the C…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 5:14
The 'nowhere near' Exeter update on Nowell contract negotiations
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter has delivered an update on the Gallagher Premiership club’s contract negotiations with Engla…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 4:35
Saracens salary cap scandal contributed to mess we're in - Andy Goode
The RFU and PRL have finally publicly acknowledged the need for change but action is needed quickly to transform the governance of…
Andy Goode
14 Oct, 3:43
Sanderson: The 'really smart and concise' Lucy Wray interview
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has described the loss of Worcester and Wasps from this season’s Gallagher Premiership as a tragedy, bu…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 3:39
Paige Farries is the funniest player at Rugby World Cup 2021
RugbyPass reporter Lucy Lomax caught up for a chat on all things Women's Rugby World Cup 2021, playing in 2022 related, with the f…
Kim Ekin
14 Oct, 2:24
Four changes to Wales for crucial Black Ferns clash
Wales head coach Ioan Cunningham has made four changes to his starting line-up for his side’s second Test of the Rugby World Cup…
13 Oct, 21:53
Black Ferns make sweeping changes for Wales
Black Ferns coaches have made a raft of changes ahead of their second Rugby World Cup fixture against Wales at Waitakere Stadium t…
Online Editors
13 Oct, 17:33
'Extraordinary times' - Exeter boss Tony Rowe pens open letter
Exeter Chiefs Chairman and Chief Executive Tony Rowe has penned a gushing open letter to the club's faithful in what he has descri…
Ian Cameron
13 Oct, 13:57
Confirmed: Former All Black George Bridge is heading to Europe
The Crusaders have announced that former All Blacks George Bridge has played his final game in the red and black jersey and will s…
Sam Smith
13 Oct, 13:49
Eddie Jones: 'No. Definitely not. It won't be. I can't guarantee you that'
The Australian will step down after eight years in charge of England after next year’s tournament in France.
13 Oct, 13:33
All Blacks' clash with Japan could end more careers than it ignites
Finally, after what's felt like an eternity, New Zealand fans will get the chance to see what the likes of Folau Fakatava, Stephen…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Oct, 13:24
Springbok Women line-up holds firm despite French thrashing
Springbok Women coach Stanley Raubenheimer retained the same starting XV for their second Rugby World Cup clash in New Zealand and…
Kim Ekin
13 Oct, 13:20
The strongest schoolboy rugby side in NZ has just joined the World Schools Festival
Two of the strongest schoolboy rugby sides in the world are set to take part in the World Schools Festival in December, a press re…
Tom Parker
13 Oct, 12:28
Gloucester statement: Mark Atkinson ruled out for rest of season
England prospect Mark Atkinson will miss the rest of the 2022/23 season following an injury sustained while playing for Gloucester…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 11:15
Football is killing rugby claims sports finance expert
Rugby union’s reluctance to address football’s commercial dominance has contributed to the crises which have engulfed Premiers…
13 Oct, 10:59
The 'incredibly ambitious' Leicester verdict on Genge replacement
Steve Borthwick has delivered a glowing verdict on the impact so far at Leicester of James Cronin, the loosehead signed during the…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 10:27
Premiership Rugby and RFU issue joint statement on Wasps
Premiership Rugby and the RFU have issued a joint statement following Wednesday’s suspension of the financially troubled Wasps f…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 9:31
Statement throws Dan Biggar's Autumn Nations Series into doubt
A Northampton Saints statement has thrown doubt on Dan Biggar's participation in the Autumn Nation Series this afternoon.
Ian Cameron
13 Oct, 9:11
Anthony Seibold is reportedly set to quit as an England assistant
Eddie Jones is braced for another backroom staff reshuffle less than a year out from the World Cup following reports in Australia …
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 9:00
What next for Wasps and crisis hit English club rugby?
The four-time Premiership champions have joined Worcester in being suspended from the Gallagher Premiership.
13 Oct, 8:39
The gloves are off in rugby's newest rivalry
Last week I sobbed through Kenneth Branagh’s ode to his home town of Belfast. It doesn’t take much to move me to tears...
Daniel Gallan
13 Oct, 8:08
There's something off about a Moana Pasifika MVP playing for the All Blacks XV
Levi Aumua's inclusion in the All Blacks XV has answered one question that's been festering since Moana Pasifika were announced as…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Oct, 7:38
An 'are people still mad at Nigel Wray' post has fired up Twitter
Retired Saracens second row Jim Hamilton has fired up Twitter with a post wondering if rugby fans were still mad at Nigel Wray for…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 7:34
'I bet the RFU wishes they had a viable second tier of rugby'
Seasoned Championship player Ollie Stedman has criticised the RFU for its mismanagement of the second tier of English rugby and ha…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 6:49
'Since I've been at this club, I've never laid eyes on Colin Goldring'
Murray McCallum lost his father, then his job, but remains a beacon of positivity as the former Worcester Warrior searches for a n…
Jamie Lyall
13 Oct, 6:21
'I'm resigning because I can no longer peddle a lie'
The former Springbok Sevens captain decided to step down as Springbok Women’s Sevens coach following the Rugby World Cup Sevens …
13 Oct, 5:14
11-team league leaves Leicester without a home game for 50 days
Defending Gallagher Premiership champions Leicester are set to be hit hard in the pocket in the coming weeks as the reduction of t…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 4:22
Saracens wickedly troll Bristol with Earl contract extension video
Saracens have brilliantly trolled Bristol on social media with their coverage of Ben Earl agreeing to a contract extension with th…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 3:38
'He reminds me of Shane Williams... they are very similar'
Newcastle boss Dave Walder believes Pumas wing Mateo Carreras has the same elusive skills that made Shane Williams.
Chris Jones
13 Oct, 3:34
Sevu Reece re-signs with the Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby
Reece has 44 tries in 55 appearances along with four Super Rugby championship titles since his debut for the Canterbury side in Ma…
Ned Lester
12 Oct, 23:58
Ian Foster making no promises on minutes for Tuivasa-Sheck and fringe players
"We're making all sorts of assessments on players, on how they're training, the energy levels and the opportunities that they need…
Ned Lester
12 Oct, 22:43
Scotland make three changes for Australia clash
Scotland have made three alterations to the starting line-up ahead of this weekend’s Rugby World Cup match against Australia.
Ned Lester
12 Oct, 21:28
Wallaroos name one debutant in side for Scotland test
“There’s been a shift in our intensity and the team is raring to compete against Scotland.”
Ned Lester
12 Oct, 21:01
Sarah Hunter to level all time England caps record against France
England Head Coach Simon Middleton has announced his squad to take on France in the second round of pool matches at the Rugby Worl…
12 Oct, 20:09
How the All Blacks XV can use Damian McKenzie
"Depending on Jordie Barrett and what his position is going to be moving forward, that double pivot role, Damo can do that positio…
Ned Lester
12 Oct, 17:44
RFU statement: Wasps' Gallagher Premiership suspension confirmed
Financially stricken Wasps have been officially suspended by the RFU from participation in the Gallagher Premiership until further…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 13:17
The 'common sense' reasons why Rob Baxter wants 10-team Premiership
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has explained at length why he believes a ten-team Gallagher Premiership could be the best solution for the…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 11:20
Exeter statement: Friendly to replace called-off Wasps game
Exeter have moved quickly to fill the sudden void in their match calendar, announcing that they will host Bristol in a friendly at…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 10:43
Curtis Rona has left London Irish with immediate effect
Former Wallabies midfielder Curtis Rona has quit London Irish with immediate effect to take up an opportunity in Japan. A recent m…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 10:02
Wasps' 358-word statement: Administration, called-off Exeter match
Wasps have issued a 358-word statement explaining why they will fall into administration in the coming day and won’t play their …
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 8:18
Players told at lunchtime that Wasps have gone into administration
Cash-strapped Wasps will fall into administration in the coming days after their attempt to play for time to seek out fresh invest…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 7:46
Bristol confirm surgery has ruled Randall out of the England mix
England scrum-half Harry Randall has been ruled out of contention for the autumn Tests after undergoing surgery on a torn hamstrin…
12 Oct, 7:20
Will the Black Ferns be bullied by the Red Roses?
The Black Ferns still have lots of ground to make up on their English and French rivals.
Nick Bishop
12 Oct, 7:06
London Irish address the speculation that Curtis Rona went AWOL
Declan Kidney has responded to speculation that ex-Wallabies midfielder Curtis Rona went AWOL at London Irish amid speculation tha…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 7:01
RFU statement: Vunipola banned for 'very high level' recklessness
Mako Vunipola has been banned following his red card in last Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership win for Saracens at Newcastle - but …
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 6:16
Sale statement: 'Huge coup' regarding in-demand du Preez twins
Sale have finally come clean on their big social media tease, revealing that South African twins Jean-Luc and Dan du Preez have bo…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 6:01
Tasman flyer inks three-year deal with Crusaders
Tasman outside back Macca Springer has signed a three-year deal with the Crusaders which will see him run out for the Super Rugby …
Sam Smith
12 Oct, 5:28
The 'very standard, boring message' from Baxter on Exeter vs Wasps
Rob Baxter has reacted to speculation over the status of next Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership fixture where rejuvenated Exeter …
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 4:52
How the All Blacks XV could backfire on NZ Rugby
Will the All Blacks XV act as another carrot to prevent New Zealand’s next generation of talent from taking their services offsh…
Tom Vinicombe
12 Oct, 4:39
Wales statement: Alisha Butchers' 'significant' knee injury
Wales flanker Alisha Butchers will return home from the World Cup in New Zealand after suffering a knee injury. The Welsh Rugby Un…
Kim Ekin
12 Oct, 4:06
Highlanders promote from within to finalise 2023 coaching group
The Highlanders have announced Otago NPC Coach Tom Donnelly has been appointed as their forwards coach for two years from 2023.
Online Editors
12 Oct, 4:04
'At Exeter I'd issues, I used that as a learning and I'm thankful'
Nemani Nadolo is proud that he will soon leave the Gallagher Premiership with his head held very high following his exemplary two-…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 3:20
The Worcester 'slating' that Ollie Lawrence just cannot accept
Pained at the demise of Worcester, England centre Ollie Lawrence has fired a broadside at co-owners Colin Goldring and Jason Whitt…
12 Oct, 3:06
Levi Aumua knocking at the door for All Blacks selection
Whether it be NPC or even this year With Moana Pacifica - his ability to be able to beat the tackle one on one or even two to thre…
Ned Lester
12 Oct, 2:28
'England kept scoring tries and the girls started to get bored'
Lucy Lomax
12 Oct, 0:48
Hurricanes sign explosive young Wellington back-rower
In his fourth NPC outing for Wellington, the former St Patrick's Silverstream player became the 20th player in NPC history to sco…
Ned Lester
11 Oct, 21:51
This World Cup is an example of the rugby that fans are asking for
"The ball in hand aspect of it is amazing, it is literally in hand the entire time and we complain about this in the mens game, th…
Ned Lester
11 Oct, 19:56
Scorelines don't tell the full story on a record breaking RWC weekend
After a year’s wait Rugby World Cup 2021 has finally arrived, and if week one is anything to go by, it will be a tournament wort…
Matt Merritt
11 Oct, 16:50
Wasps as we know it 'very unlikely' to continue
Paul Smith
11 Oct, 14:22
Springboks fly-half Elton Jantjies set for Top 14 switch - report
Elton Jantjies is set to be handed a timely career boost, with media reports in France stating that the out-of-favour Springboks f…
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 13:15
'Brutally honest': Nadolo on World Cup 2023 and quitting Leicester
Nemani Nadolo has finally shed light on why he has quit the title-winning Leicester with less than a year to go before potentially…
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 12:23
'Don't mention a word': Sanderson silent on Sale speculation
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has refused to give anything away regarding his club’s big contract news reveal which is scheduled for …
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 11:44
Saracens statement: Two players signed from Worcester
Saracens have become the latest club to bolster their squad following the tragic demise of Worcester, with Mark McCall adding Tom …
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 11:20
'I actually like the fact Lawrence speaks the way that he does'
Former Scotland second row Jim Hamilton has backed Lawrence Dallaglio for his much-criticised show of support for the financial tr…
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 9:13
The 'most scary thing' Schalk Burger ever saw on the rugby field
Schalk Burger has labelled Samoan powerhouse Henry Tuilagi as the scariest thing he ever saw on the rugby field with the Springbok…
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 8:15
France 2023 statement: The sacking of CEO Claude Atcher
Claude Atcher has been sacked as CEO for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France after a French labour investigation concluded that he …
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 5:48
Tom Banks handed No 15 jersey for Australia A in final tour match
Melbourne Rebels scrumhalf James Tuttle has been named to lead Australia A in their final match against the Japan XV in Osaka on F…
Sam Smith
11 Oct, 5:29
Joe Marchant becomes latest England player linked to Top 14 switch
England midfielder Joe Marchant has been strongly linked with a switch to the Top 14 following next year’s World Cup in France. …
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 5:22
Video: Christian Wade scores a try for Racing on his Top 14 debut
Former England international Christian Wade scored a try last Saturday on his Top 14 debut with Racing 92 four years after he play…
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 4:35
Ex-Newcastle owner Mike Ashley interested in buying Wasps - report
Former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has reportedly held talks about taking over the financially stricken Wasps, who are in d…
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 4:01
Bath statement: Two loan deals, including Lawrence, made permanent
The future of England midfielder Ollie Lawrence has been decided as he has signed a long-term deal with Bath, who have also signed…
Liam Heagney
11 Oct, 3:30
Rugby needs to be the winner at this World Cup, not necessarily New Zealand
Let’s let the tournament breathe first. Let’s get a few more games under our belts, let’s get to the knockout rounds and the…
Hamish Bidwell
10 Oct, 23:40
'We cannot change this team': Sir John Kirwan warns against experimentation on All Blacks tour
Former All Black great Sir John Kirwan has warned against experimenting with the All Blacks side.
Sam Smith
10 Oct, 23:31
All Blacks 'owe' Stephen Perofeta says head coach Ian Foster
Ian Foster said that he feels like they 'owe' Perofeta another chance to show what he has learned from being in the All Blacks env…
Sam Smith
10 Oct, 22:25
Japan could tip over All Blacks in ambush warns former Top League player
Former Highlanders lock Joey Wheeler has warned the All Blacks over what awaits the side on the first match of the Northern Tour.
Sam Smith
10 Oct, 20:37
Stormers detail plan for using new prodigy flyhalf and Baby Bok captain
South Africa Under-20 captain Sacha Mngomezulu’s future is at flyhalf. However, for the foreseeable future, he will feature at i…
Jan De Koning
10 Oct, 14:47
Fin Smith signs for Northampton with 'immediate effect'
Fin Smith has become the latest Worcester Warrior to find a new home as the club went into partial administration last week.
Ian Cameron
10 Oct, 10:45
The fight for Worcester Warriors not to be forgotten
With the Warriors sunk and doubts still surrounding Wasps' short-term future as a Premiership Rugby club, rugby's financial climat…
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
10 Oct, 8:39
Emerging Ireland accused of gamesmanship after 3-nil tour of SA
The Emerging Ireland team will celebrate an unbeaten three-match tour of South Africa. However, their hosts are fuming over the ob…
Jan De Koning
10 Oct, 7:43
Sale Sharks apppoint club wide 'mental health lead'
Sale Sharks have appointed their first ever mental health lead, becoming the first Gallagher Premiership club to officially partne…
Kim Ekin
10 Oct, 5:51
Munster's dire start to season a warning for the Bulls?
For long-time supporters of top Irish provincial team Munster, a glance at the current Vodacom United Rugby Championship log must …
10 Oct, 5:05
Irish import Oli Jager takes a step closer to All Blacks
Irish-born tighthead Oli Jager has taken a step closer to donning the famous black jersey after being named in a 28-man All Blacks…
Ian Cameron
10 Oct, 4:01
Dallaglio under fire for 'outrageous' on air comments about Wasps
Former Engand No.8 Lawrence Dallaglio has come under fire over the weekend after appearing to suggest that financially troubled Wa…
Ian Cameron
10 Oct, 3:33
Patrick Tuipulotu to captain All Blacks XV as squad named
Auckland and Blues lock Patrick Tuipulotu will captain the inaugural All Blacks XV squad selected for two matches against Ireland …
Sam Smith
09 Oct, 22:40
South African pundits pour water on Kolbe-clone Abrahams after stunning show against Leinster
Sharks winger Thaakir Abrahams produced a stunning individual effort against Leinster but South African pundits questioned his def…
Sam Smith
09 Oct, 15:56
'Obviously it was a penalty try and a red card, but then we conceded 2 more'
Northampton Saints director of rugby Phil Dowson was relieved to see his team belatedly come good after they snatched an extraordi…
09 Oct, 15:39
Benetton move fourth in URC after smiting Dragons
Impressive Benetton beat the Dragons 34-14 to climb into fourth place in the United Rugby Championship.
09 Oct, 15:31
Mako Vunipola 'not a dirty player' insists Saracens boss after red card
Saracens head coach Joe Shaw defended Mako Vunipola’s disciplinary record after a reckless clear-out.
09 Oct, 15:11
Umaga red carded again as Saints snatch late win at Wasps
Courtnall Skosan’s last-gasp try gave Northampton Saints an extraordinary 40-36 victory over Wasps, as the visitors scored twice…
09 Oct, 11:43
Red card for Vunipola doesn't stop Saracens brushing aside Newcastle
Saracens continued their unbeaten start to the Gallagher Premiership season with a comprehensive 34-14 victory at Newcastle.
09 Oct, 11:33
Bok prop Steven Kitshoff to join Ulster - report
Fresh after securing the signature of British & Irish Lions prop Rory Sutherland, it is being reported that World Cup winner Steve…
Ian Cameron
09 Oct, 11:26
'I just instinctively threw the arm up, then realised 'jeez I haven't put it down yet'
Josh McKay was thrilled to score a try on his long-awaited return from injury as Glasgow put Bulls to the sword in Saturday’s Un…
09 Oct, 9:58
Keira Bevan admits she could not watch match-winning kick
Keira Bevan admitted she could not watch her match-winning moment after Wales repelled a Scotland fightback to clinch a dramatic 1…
Ian Cameron
09 Oct, 6:07
'Sexton is a petulant child' - Leinster flyhalf under fire
Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton started his first Leinster game of the season on Saturday and he was very much the returning maestro…
Ian Cameron
09 Oct, 5:45
'I never really saw it as wow, I'm playing with Atonio and Skelton'
Leicester academy graduate Harry Glynn definitely won’t forget his swashbuckling first Top 14 start for La Rochelle, the 21-year…
Liam Heagney
09 Oct, 3:15
Why Tommy Freeman is one of the most exciting wings in world rugby
The Northampton Saints wing has the athletic ability and rugby intelligence to make a huge impact over the next year
Will Owen
09 Oct, 3:13
'If Eddie is watching, it's going to be difficult to keep him out'
Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson believes scrum-half Raffi Quirke can make an irresistible case for an England recall after h…
09 Oct, 3:00
Keira Bevan kicks Wales to last ditch win over Scotland
Keira Bevan kept her nerve to clinch a last-gasp victory for Wales in their opening match in the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Whan…
09 Oct, 2:52
All Blacks squad named for Northern Tour
The bulk of the Rugby Championship squad has been retained as the All Blacks set their sights on the Northern Tour.
Online Editors
08 Oct, 22:41
America suffer opening World Cup defeat against spirited Italian side
Italy recorded their first win over the USA in three attempts in their opening Pool B encounter on match day two of the Women’s …
Lucy Lomax
08 Oct, 22:00
Tom Banks returns to help Australia A to thrilling win over Japan
Wallabies fullback Tom Banks has made a successful return from a sickening arm injury as Australia A beat Japan XV.
08 Oct, 21:20
'Words that I cannot repeat': Ruby Tui on how Black Ferns overcame early jitters in win at Eden Park
Star wingers Ruby Tui and Portia Woodman bagged a combined five tries while Tui was named player of the match after a terrific dou…
Ben Smith
08 Oct, 19:56
Wallaroos taking heart from strong opening half against the Black Ferns
The Wallaroos are taking enough heart from their opening half hour against the Black Ferns.
08 Oct, 19:03
Rugby World Cup 2021 match day two updates | Scotland vs Wales
Get live updates from the Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 with USA vs Italy, Japan vs Canada, and Wales vs Scotland.
Sam Smith
08 Oct, 18:40
Former Wallabies lock claims brace as Ulster see off Ospreys
A brace of tries from Luke Marshall and Sam Carter helped Ulster to a 47-17 victory over the Ospreys at the Kingspan Stadium.
08 Oct, 17:44
Impressive Glasgow down Bulls at Scotstoun
A scintillating first-half performance set Glasgow Warriors set up for an impressive 35-21 win over last season’s URC finalists.…
08 Oct, 16:55
All Black's red card costs Scarlets as Cardiff pinch Welsh derby
A moment of madness from Scarlets flanker Vaea Fifita helped Cardiff see out a morale-boosting 16-10 win in Llanelli after a week …
08 Oct, 14:04
Leinster surge hands Sharks first loss in 88 point Dublin thriller
The Sharks played their part in a scintillating 13-try United Rugby Championship tussle which Leinster clinically closed out for a…
08 Oct, 13:40
Ollie Lawrence's Bath future in doubt after Van Graan comments
Ollie Lawrence’s immediate future is in doubt after an impressive Bath debut was followed by an admission from head coach Johann…
08 Oct, 12:59
Bath lose again despite dominating second half versus Gloucester
The search by Bath for their first win of the season continues after their forward-led fightback fell agonisingly short in a 21-17…
08 Oct, 12:10
Quirke-inspired Sale go top after bonus-point win at Leicester
Half-time replacement Raffi Quirke inspired Sale to a memorable 26-16 victory at Gallagher Premiership champions Leicester that ma…
08 Oct, 11:54
Ulster statement: Sutherland deal and talks with a Springboks prop
Dan McFarland’s Ulster have confirmed they have signed Rory Sutherland on a short-term deal, adding that negotiations are at an …
Liam Heagney
08 Oct, 11:33
Sacha Mngomezulu shines as Stormers beat Zebre Parma
Sacha Mngomezulu starred for the Stormers as they chalked up their third bonus-point win in three matches with a 37-20 victory ove…
08 Oct, 11:13
BT presenter curiously casts doubt on next weekend's Wasps fixture
BT Sport rugby frontman Craig Doyle has ignited speculation about Wasps, the financially stricken Gallagher Premiership club.
Liam Heagney
08 Oct, 11:12
Jake White delivers bad news on Boks rookie Moodie
One of the Bulls’ most talented and exciting players will miss the Springboks’ year-end tour through injury.
Jan De Koning
08 Oct, 9:35
Nigel Owens explains 'illegal trends' URC want to stamp out
Nigel Owens has revealed why he recently accepted an invite from URC referees boss Tappe Henning to become part of the four-strong…
Liam Heagney
08 Oct, 6:21
'I think we were nervous but who wouldn't be?' - Middleton on Red Roses
The Red Roses were convincing victors against tournament debutants Fiji.
08 Oct, 6:03
'These are the special games and they have the gravitas'
Sale boss Alex Sanderson hasn’t shied away from acknowledging the importance of this Saturday’s trip by his unbeaten Sharks to…
Liam Heagney
08 Oct, 4:25
How Freddie Clarke became an overnight success at the age of 29
Imagine becoming an overnight success at the age of 29. That is essentially what happened to Gloucester academy graduate Freddie C…
Liam Heagney
08 Oct, 4:05
Black Ferns survive Wallaroos scare to triumph
The Wallaroos gave New Zealand an almighty scare on the opening night of the Rugby World Cup, leading 17-0 before succumbing to th…
08 Oct, 3:33
'I saw Jonny May in the kit shed and I was like wow, this is cool'
Freddie Steward was all sweetness and light when he took 18 minutes out of his Thursday afternoon to entertain a group of journali…
Liam Heagney
08 Oct, 3:15
Springboks Women's coaches defend team after French thrashing
The Springboks Women team coaches have defended their players after they were thrashed in their opening Women's Rugby World Cup ga…
Ian Cameron
08 Oct, 3:11
England open World Cup campaign with 14-try mauling of Fiji
Title favourites England opened their women's Rugby World Cup campaign with an ominous 84-19 rout of Fiji.
08 Oct, 2:11
France dominant in World Cup opener
Halfback Laure Sansus has scored two tries as France underlined their title credentials with a bonus point 40-5 victory over South…
07 Oct, 23:39
Exeter's thrashing of Bristol came after 'special' request
Hepher said: “I asked the boys for a special performance and I knew they were mentally right and I couldn’t be more pleased wi…
07 Oct, 22:15
Rugby World Cup 2021 match day one coverage
Sam Smith
07 Oct, 21:07
Rowntree's Munster fall to Connacht in game dubbed 'desperation derby'
Connacht crowned their first appearance on the Sportsground’s new 4G pitch with a dogged 20-11 United Rugby Championship derby w…
07 Oct, 16:11
Exeter thrash Bristol at Ashton Gate
Exeter wings Olly Woodburn and Jack Nowell both scored two tries as the Chiefs blew away Bristol 50-14 at Ashton Gate
07 Oct, 15:57
Edinburgh edged by Lions on return to DAM Health Stadium
Edinburgh went down to a third successive defeat by a South African side in the United Rugby Championship.
07 Oct, 15:51
Rugby World Cup to kick-off in front of sold-out Eden Park crowd
The opening match day of Rugby World Cup 2021, playing in 2022, at Eden Park on 8 October has officially sold out, with a record c…
Lucy Lomax
07 Oct, 14:31
Zoe Harrison: 'Rugby is a sport for anyone, you don't have to fit any stereotype.'
Owain Jones
07 Oct, 13:28
Sione Tuipulotu named captain as Glasgow welcome Bulls to Scotstoun
Glasgow head coach Franco Smith hailed the passion of Sione Tuipulotu after naming the centre as his skipper for Saturday’s visi…
07 Oct, 11:59
'Surely this is a joke': New Zealand Rugby lambasted over new investment
New Zealand Rugby has raised the heckles of many online fans with their latest curious investment.
Sam Smith
07 Oct, 10:32
Six changes for winless Bath, including a debut for Ollie Lawrence
Out-of-favour England midfielder Ollie Lawrence has been given an immediate chance to quickly continue his club career as he has b…
Liam Heagney
07 Oct, 7:50
As many as a quarter of Worcester's squad could leave rugby
As many as a quarter of the Worcester Warriors squad could end up leaving rugby as the beleaguered side go through the process of …
Ian Cameron
07 Oct, 7:13
Sexton starts as Leinster face first SA opponents of the season
Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton is to make his first start of the season for Leinster as they welcome the Cell C Sharks to the RDS t…
Ian Cameron
07 Oct, 6:18
Why Stuart Hogg considered walking away from rugby
Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg admits that he has thought about walking away from rugby due to the abuse he receives playing the ga…
Ian Cameron
07 Oct, 5:53
Harbour heartbroken as last-minute penalty grabs Auckland semi-final berth
Auckland have stormed back from a 15-6 deficit to claim a well-deserved victory over North Harbour in the first knockout match of …
Tom Vinicombe
07 Oct, 5:30
Will Skelton has his say on Kerr-Barlow's Wallabies ambition
Lock Will Skelton has given his view on the ambition of his La Rochelle club colleague Tawera Kerr-Barlow, the 2015 All Blacks Wor…
Liam Heagney
07 Oct, 5:00
Finn Russell shares thoughts on Racing future after Lancaster deal
Finn Russell has shared his thoughts on his contract situation at Racing 92, the French club where ex-England coach Stuart Lancast…
Liam Heagney
07 Oct, 4:29
The chink of light in latest statement about Worcester - Andy Goode
The RFU and PRL may have suspended Worcester for the rest of this season but they should leave the door ajar and reflect on their …
Andy Goode
07 Oct, 3:50
The early season Bristol verdict on Sheedy vs MacGinty No10 battle
Pat Lam has given his verdict on having Wales’ Callum Sheedy going head to head this season with the USA’s AJ MacGinty for the…
Liam Heagney
07 Oct, 3:21
Northampton statement: Dan Biggar to leave at end of this season
Wales fly-half Dan Biggar is to leave Northampton at the end of the season. The 32-year-old joined Saints from the Ospreys in 2018…
07 Oct, 3:07
Wales drop captain Lillicrap for Scotland World Cup opener
The teams have been announced for Wales v Scotland World Cup opener, with Wales Head Coach Ioan Cunningham providing a surprise in…
Lucy Lomax
07 Oct, 0:21
All Blacks coach Ian Foster on Tuivasa-Sheck's latest move to the wing
Tuivasa-Sheck has been used sparingly by Ian Foster with just two bench appearances so far in his brief All Black career, but his …
Sam Smith
07 Oct, 0:09
'We don't feel like there's any pressure': Wallaroos want to break duck in World Cup opener
Compounding the task for Australia, New Zealand's home of rugby is poised to smash a world record for women's rugby attendance for…
06 Oct, 23:53
Cardiff statement: 'False information on social media sites'
Dai Young’s Cardiff have issued a statement criticising social media speculation that some players have had their contracts term…
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 16:38
'Quite a bit': Crusaders rival on how much chat Dane Coles dishes out
Crusaders rival and All Black teammate Braydon Ennor says he was 'not surprised' to hear of Dane Coles run-in with Pumas loose for…
Sam Smith
06 Oct, 16:24
Ex-Ireland hooker reveals the club that Rory Sutherland is joining
Lions prop Rory Sutherland has reportedly found himself a new club in the URC, but it isn’t with any of the teams he was initial…
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 16:07
Joe Batley becomes the latest Worcester player to find a new club
Joe Batley has become the latest Worcester player to find alternative employment, the forward finding a new club just a day after …
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 15:33
RFU statement: Worcester suspended from Premiership for rest of season
The Warriors’ Premiership future had been left in doubt after the club was partially liquidated on Wednesday.
06 Oct, 12:13
Stormers prop Sandi cops ban for red card hit on Jamie Ritchie
Stormers prop Sazi Sandi has been hit with a ban after receiving a red card for a head clash hit on Edinburgh's Jamie Ritchie.
Ian Cameron
06 Oct, 12:02
Emiliano Boffelli set to make first Edinburgh appearance of season
Argentina winger Emiliano Boffelli will make his first appearance of the season for Edinburgh when they host Lions on Friday night…
06 Oct, 11:49
Sean O'Brien agrees to play at grassroots AIL level in Ireland
Former British and Irish Lions back-rower Sean O’Brien has agreed to prolong his career at grassroots level in Ireland by signin…
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 10:33
'Will never forgive those responsible': Players wade in on Worcester demise
As the dust settles on the demise of Worcester Warriors, a whole range of emotions regarding the fiasco continue to be shared on s…
Ian Cameron
06 Oct, 10:26
Wasps explain Barbeary op logic, give verdict on Koch's first week
Wasps have explained why they decided to have the hamstring injury sustained by England hopeful Alfie Barbeary operated on rather …
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 9:47
Joey Carbery handed an exciting new role at Munster
Ireland hopeful Joey Carbery has been handed a potentially exciting new role at Munster as the out-half regular has been named to …
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 7:51
RFU statement: Referees complain over physical appearance feedback
Ten referees in England have raised concerns in an external RFU investigation about potential barriers to progression and feedback…
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 6:17
'If you are talking about straight line speed then it would be Adam'
International wings Adman Radwan and Mateo Carreras, arguably the fastest double act in the Premiership, are being backed to deliv…
Chris Jones
06 Oct, 5:49
The canny 'saw your head drop' input George Ford is having at Sale
New signing George Ford is still a number of months away from making his Sale debut but Alex Sanderson has hailed the influence th…
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 5:43
Four major talking points as England look to win a third World Cup
The stage is set for the England women's team to lift the World Cup for the third time as they enter the tournament hosted by New …
06 Oct, 5:02
Tall, dark and Hansen
Mack Hansen has been a breath of fresh air in the Ireland set-up and integral to Connacht's squad but his journey to Galway is lit…
Garry Doyle
06 Oct, 4:43
'It's never nice to see, I've been through something similarish'
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has explained why he has every sympathy for Worcester following the liquidation of their squad this week -…
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 4:39
Australia A make five changes for second Japan clash
Australia A coach Jason Gilmore has made five changes to the starting team for Saturday's second clash against Japan XV in Fukuoka…
06 Oct, 4:05
The 'miss you' Ben Earl tweet that Bristol had to quickly clarify
The Bristol Bears social media team were in overdrive this week, excelling with its coverage of the club's signing of Max Malins f…
Liam Heagney
06 Oct, 3:34
Another All Black re-signs for 2023 World Cup
“He’s a quiet family man with strong values but is also a strong contributor to our team discussions – we are pleased to hav…
Ned Lester
05 Oct, 23:59
Wallaroos 'craving' World Cup atmosphere ahead of Black Ferns opener
"What could be better than opening a rugby World Cup in front of a record-breaking crowd against the host nation? We want to use t…
05 Oct, 22:11
'We have to endure it': How referees are handling criticism
"We do have mental skills help in the background," O'Keeffe continued. "Especially in New Zealand Rugby, we have that resource but…
Ned Lester
05 Oct, 21:01
'I have my philosophies': Referee Ben O'Keeffe reveals how he previews games
"It's all related to what going to surprise me in this game, because as soon as referees are surprised, that's when they start mak…
Ned Lester
05 Oct, 17:47
England name team for World Cup opener against Fiji
Head coach Simon Middleton has named his matchday squad to play Fiji in their opening Pool C Rugby World Cup match at Eden Park.
Sam Smith
05 Oct, 16:54
England lose another player for World Cup opener
05 Oct, 16:34
Black Ferns team named for Rugby World Cup opener
The Black Ferns team to play in their opening match of Rugby World Cup 2021, in front of a record-breaking crowd, has been named.
Sam Smith
05 Oct, 15:17
Six key questions surrounding the plight of Worcester
The future of Worcester hangs by a thread after a company which holds the club’s player contracts was wound up, effectively leav…
05 Oct, 13:28
Gloucester sign Mayco Vivas with immediate effect
Gloucester have signed prop Mayco Vivas with immediate effect following the completion of his Rugby Championship campaign with Arg…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 13:16
The salty six-word Ted Hill reaction to Prem boss Massie-Taylor
Frustrated Ted Hill quickly fired back a six-word reply on social media following the publication of a statement on the Worcester …
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 11:55
'Can't wait to get started': Edinburgh sign Duhan van der Merwe
Edinburgh have moved quickly to re-sign Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe after he became a free agent on Wednesday following an…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 11:27
Chiefs fullback reportedly being targeted by new NRL side
The Chiefs could be set to lose another player if rumours out of Australia are to be believed.
Sam Smith
05 Oct, 10:42
What Wasps' players were told Wednesday about second court filing
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has shed light on the latest goings-on at the financially troubled Gallagher Premiership club, revealing t…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 10:34
RFU statement: Premiership relegation confirmed for Worcester
The RFU has explained it will wait a few days before making a definitive decision on whether Worcester will remain suspended for t…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 9:45
All Blacks bolster Auckland for quarter-final showdown with Harbour
Auckland have fought their way to an NPC quarter-final against North Harbour but have paid a heavy price and will be without a sle…
Tom Vinicombe
05 Oct, 9:35
Excitement over Luatua's Samoa call-up is ruined by Bristol update
Excitement that Steven Luatua was one of two former All Blacks named in the 31-strong Samoa squad for their upcoming European tour…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 9:10
Damning 52-word 'darkest day for English rugby' Steve Diamond post
Worcester boss Steve Diamond has branded Wednesday, October 5, as the darkest day for English rugby. The Warriors director of rugb…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 7:54
Springbok Women name settled side for World Cup opener
The Springbok Women’s team to play France in their opening Pool C match of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand has a familiar and…
05 Oct, 7:49
Ted Hill posts emotional 'unbelievably sad day' Worcester message
England international Ted Hill has tweeted his thanks to Worcester on what he described as an unbelievably sad day for the suspend…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 7:13
The All Blacks have found their No 12 - and must stick with him
Jordie Barrett is the answer to the All Blacks' problems in the midfield.
Nick Bishop
05 Oct, 6:54
'On the lash' pictures and texts have made Jonny Hill a hit at Sale
Sale have hailed the immediate impact that new signing Jonny Hill has made in his short time so far at the Manchester-based Gallag…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 6:39
Company holding the Worcester player contracts has been wound up
A company which holds Worcester Warriors rugby club player contracts has been wound up by a judge in a specialist court. HM Revenu…
05 Oct, 5:45
Former All Black Steven Luatua to suit up for Samoa in November
Two former All Blacks will join Samoa's ranks for their upcoming trip to Europe.
Tom Vinicombe
05 Oct, 5:00
World Rugby statement: MND study findings on ex-Scottish players
World Rugby has welcomed the findings of a study which revealed concerning evidence of a considerably increased risk of motor neur…
05 Oct, 4:55
Saracens' 'difficult decision' reaction to Malins joining Bristol
Saracens have given their reaction to the decision by England international Max Malins to rejoin Bristol for the 2023/24 season. T…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 4:26
Wacky Racing: Will Stuart Lancaster finally help the enigmatic French club fulfil their potential?
Gavin Mortimer
05 Oct, 3:56
'Fantastic' Barnes set to overtake Owens' Test referee record
England referee Wayne Barnes is set to make history when he takes charge of his 100th and 101st Test matches during the upcoming N…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 3:55
'He's in tremendous shape, body weight is good, he's lean, ripped'
England have declared themselves pleased with what they saw of Manu Tuilagi at this week’s three-day training camp in London ahe…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 3:28
'He's in tremendous shape, body weight is good, he's lean, ripped'
England have declared themselves pleased with what they saw of Manu Tuilagi at this week’s three-day training camp in London ahe…
Liam Heagney
05 Oct, 3:28
'To be honest, it really hurt me': What Dane Coles said to Pablo Matera
"But that's it, it won't happen again even though I didn't want to give the time to him because I can take the disrespectful... I …
Ned Lester
04 Oct, 20:48
Rugby authorities urged to cut out contact training to reduce the risk of MND
Research led by the University of Glasgow found evidence of an increased risk of motor neurone disease among former rugby players.
04 Oct, 19:46
'We can cause an upset': Nadine Roos' X factor elevates Springbok Women
“I am a playmaker in Sevens and need to find space for the rest of my teammates and in that regard, not much has changed. It is …
04 Oct, 16:17
'Hope to carry on where I left off': Bristol sign Max Malins
Bristol have confirmed that England international Max Malins will join them from Saracens for the second time in July 2023. The wi…
Liam Heagney
04 Oct, 12:19
Wasps statement: Second notice to appoint administrators is filed
Wasps have bought more time in their bid to lift the financially stricken club out of its crisis by filing a second notice of inte…
04 Oct, 11:50
Skivington's Gloucester promise: 'That's not the route we go down'
George Skivington has admitted he won’t be following local rivals Bath and recruiting a raft of new players from crisis-hit Worc…
Liam Heagney
04 Oct, 11:27
Young Wellington star Riley Higgins inks deal with Hurricanes
20-year-old Wellington second five-eighth Riley Higgins has put pen to paper for the Hurricanes, signing a two-year deal with the …
Tom Vinicombe
04 Oct, 11:14
Likely liquidation on Wednesday set to accelerate Worcester exodus
Worcester face liquidation at the High Court on Wednesday in a development that is expected to initiate an exodus of players from …
04 Oct, 10:36
Saracens statement: Jamie George injury update
Saracens have confirmed that Jamie George will miss the upcoming Autumn Nations Series with England following an injury to his foo…
Liam Heagney
04 Oct, 9:23
'I don't know why they've signed a 10 at the back end of his career'
Former Leicester lock Jim Hamilton has questioned the wisdom of the Tigers shelling out a massive amount of money to sign Springbo…
Liam Heagney
04 Oct, 7:56
Be a fly on the wall with the 'Black Ferns: Wahine Toa' documentary
As more and more unions release behind the scenes documentaries, with exclusive access of their teams ahead of Rugby World Cup 202…
Lucy Lomax
04 Oct, 7:51
Ex-England player doesn't want 'bang average' Welsh in Premiership
Former England international Andy Goode has explained why he doesn’t want Welsh clubs joining the Gallagher Premiership now or a…
Liam Heagney
04 Oct, 6:48
Why England boss Jones isn't smiling about Prem's high try count
The towering try counts which continue to mark out this season’s Gallagher Premiership might just be irking England boss Eddie J…
Stefan Frost
04 Oct, 5:40
Springbok Women: South Africa's 'deeply patriarchal' society and why it won't hold them back
In August this year, the Springboks rugby teams gathered for a photo. Notice the plural in the previous sentence. But a photo is l…
Daniel Gallan
04 Oct, 5:27
SA Rugby statement: Rassie Erasmus and the upcoming A team tour
Fresh from the expiry of his lengthy World Rugby ban, South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has given himself an additiona…
Liam Heagney
04 Oct, 4:35
Sam Simmonds breaks silence on quitting Exeter for Montpellier
Sam Simmonds has explained why he is quitting Exeter for Montpellier next season, a move that will prevent him from being selected…
Liam Heagney
04 Oct, 4:04
The Diamond 'mess' reaction to Worcester quartet joining Bath
Worcester boss Steve Diamond has tweeted his reaction to four Warriors players joining Bath on loan this week. The Sixways club is…
Liam Heagney
04 Oct, 3:35
'History is on our side': Can the Black Ferns lift to the Red Roses' level?
The Black Ferns may have demolished their opposition so far this International season, but just how close they are to competing wi…
Ned Lester
03 Oct, 23:33
Jordie Barrett confirms playing future in New Zealand
“I feel as though the Hurricanes franchise is in a really good place at the moment and I feel like the All Blacks are building t…
03 Oct, 21:35
'You can't take too many risks': Pundits project areas of concern for All Blacks XV
"What we need to make sure that people are aware of, is this is basically an All Blacks selection, so the All Blacks selectors are…
Ned Lester
03 Oct, 21:15
England will be without Shaunagh Brown for first game of World Cup
England prop Shaunagh Brown will miss the opening game of the World Cup against Fiji on Saturday after testing positive for Covid-…
03 Oct, 15:48
Will Muir injury is season ending confirm Bath
Bath winger Will Muir won't play this term again after sustaining a season-ending injury in training - the club have confirmed. 
Kim Ekin
03 Oct, 15:43
Tom Curry: 'I've got full confidence in my long-term health'
The England flanker is confident he will retire with his long-term health intact because of the steps taken to mitigate the impact…
03 Oct, 15:12
Glasgow sign 2 players including a 124kg Puma and a heavyweight hooker
Glasgow Warriors have added some beef to their front row options with the signing of two forwards this afternoon.
Kim Ekin
03 Oct, 11:07
Challenge Accepted: World Cup contenders, obstacles and opportunities
England or the Red Roses have always been one of the best teams in the world, but they have not always been favourites to win Worl…
Ali Donnelly
03 Oct, 11:04
Pollard injury 'similar' to one that ruled him out of RC
Handre Pollard, the World Cup winning Springbok outside half, is currently being assessed after suffering what Leicester have conf…
Chris Jones
03 Oct, 10:25
Rugby fan glassed woman in face over Lions row court hears
A court in London has heard how a rugby fan glassed a woman in the face after the pair got into a row while watching the British &…
Ian Cameron
03 Oct, 8:50
Premiership Rugby cancel Worcester games
Premiership Rugby have moved to cancel a further two Worcester Warriors fixtures today as the crisis at the club continues.
Ian Cameron
03 Oct, 8:29
England to play Fiji in RWC warm-up as well as Wales doubleheader
The RFU have confirmed that England will play Fiji as well as a doubleheader against Wales as part of the Rugby World Cup warm-ups…
Ian Cameron
03 Oct, 6:43
Wales to play Springboks and England in RWC warm-ups
The Springboks will face off against Wales again in 2023 as part of a series of Rugby World Cup warm-up matches to be staged in Ca…
Ian Cameron
03 Oct, 5:35
'The first four players' to leave Worcester confirmed
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Steve Diamond has confirmed that four players will leave the club on loan as the struggling s…
Ian Cameron
03 Oct, 5:19
Saracens lay down a marker as McFarland takes flight
Mark McCall's men exacted the perfect revenge mission on Leicester Tigers as the reigning champs were eviscerated
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
03 Oct, 4:27
Phil Dowson frustrated by sloppy Northampton Saints
Northampton head coach Phil Dowson rued his side’s inability to take their chances after a late rally came up just short in a 35…
03 Oct, 4:12
Highlanders raid WRU for new attack coach
Current Wales Women attack coach Richard Whiffin will join the Highlanders ahead of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season.
Kim Ekin
03 Oct, 3:38
Finn Russell's next step as a rumoured Racing 92 exit beckons
Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell is thought to be considering his next move as his time at Racing 92 appears to be coming to an end.
Ian Cameron
03 Oct, 2:45
Cardiff Rugby statement: Alleged incident in pub
Cardiff Rugby have confirmed that they are investigating allegations relating to an incident in a city centre pub which involved a…
Ian Cameron
02 Oct, 13:56
Three players withdrawn from England training camp
Head coach Eddie Jones has been forced to withdraw three players form his October mini-camp due to a slew of injuries over the cou…
Ian Cameron
02 Oct, 13:23
Harlequins put on finishing clinic to down Northampton
Harlequins hooker Jack Musk scored two tries as his side recorded a bonus-point 35-29 victory at home to Northampton in the Gallag…
02 Oct, 11:46
'This is a disgrace' - Insurance withdrawn from Worcester players
Worcester Warriors have had to withdraw medical insurance from players, further denting hopes of a rapid return to the field for t…
Ian Cameron
02 Oct, 11:31
'Me and Faz have always had something... we understand what is going on'
Elliot Daly insists a shift in mindset founded on trust has enabled Saracens to set the Gallagher Premiership ablaze through their…
02 Oct, 11:01
Jake Polledri on choosing Italy over England and Wales
Italian sensation Jake Polledri has been a mainstay on the international stage for some time, but his international career could h…
Stefan Frost
02 Oct, 9:10
'I think it is cool too... 30,000 people are coming here to support women'
The captains of 12 nations competing at the Women’s Rugby World Cup met at Eden Park on Sunday with the showpiece spectacle set …
Stefan Frost
02 Oct, 6:56
South African teams are utterly dominating this season's URC
South African teams continue to dominate the URC with all four franchises populating the top eight of the league table. This comes…
Stefan Frost
02 Oct, 5:04
Evan Roos' latest off the ball skirmish as players 'try and get into his head'
Evan Roos is one of the most exciting young players in South Africa, but his temperament has been under the spotlight.
Warren Fortune
02 Oct, 4:58
Edinburgh boss cries foul over Stormers scrum
Edinburgh head coach Mike Blair revealed his frustrations with the referee Frank Murphy’s scrum decisions in his side’s 18-34 …
Warren Fortune
02 Oct, 4:35
'Obviously being selected for England is out of their hands'
London Irish’s director of rugby Declan Kidney quipped that his side were “inclined to entertain” as they won a game of 13 t…
02 Oct, 4:03
Why finally beating Exeter is a monkey off Sale's back
Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson said he is “growing in belief” after his side stuck to the game plan to beat Exeter.
02 Oct, 3:36
'There was one kid that told me I was rubbish, it was good to hear'
You’d think the last thing a professional rugby player would want to do on his day off is talk rugby yet there was England and N…
Liam Heagney
02 Oct, 2:37
Sharks stage second-half recovery to claim victory over Dragons
The Sharks overturned a 13-point deficit in the second half to beat Dragons 20-19 in the BKT United Rugby Championship.
02 Oct, 2:35
Scarlets fightback in vain as Tomas Albornoz-inspired Benetton hold on
A second-half Scarlets fightback fell short as the Welsh region suffered a 34-23 defeat to Benetton in Italy.
01 Oct, 14:46
Munster up and running after victory over Zebre Parma
Munster’s superior maul delivered their opening win of the season as they overcame Zebre Parma 21-5.
01 Oct, 14:09
'He's lost his international place for the first time in a long time'
Elliot Daly has been backed to reclaim his England place for next year’s World Cup after inspiring Saracens to a devastating 51-…
01 Oct, 12:41
Giles gives Pivac a selection nudge in Ospreys' win over Glasgow
Keelan Giles scored a pair of tries as the Ospreys registered a 32-17 bonus-point victory over Glasgow in Swansea - their first wi…
01 Oct, 12:31
'Whipped off quite quickly': Pollard debut lasts just 27 minutes
Handre Pollard limped off just 27 minutes into his Leicester debut just five weeks after a knee injury prematurely ended his Rugby…
Liam Heagney
01 Oct, 12:14
Eddie Jones' explicit warning to players eyeing England call-ups
Eddie Jones has reacted to the new Gallagher Premiership season being launched with a glut of tries by warning his England players…
01 Oct, 12:06
Dogged Sale bring an end to unbeaten Exeter start to season
Sale maintained their fine unbeaten start to the Gallagher Premiership season with a dogged 28-20 victory over in-form Exeter. Joe…
01 Oct, 11:34
England prospects score hat-tricks as London Irish beat Bath
Ollie Hassell-Collins and Ben Loader both scored hat-tricks as London Irish produced a breathtaking first-half.
01 Oct, 11:14
Pollard debuts for Leicester but England discards see rampant Saracens home
England discards Elliot Daly and Ben Earl inspired Saracens to a 51-18 rout of Leicester to avenge last season’s Gallagher Premi…
01 Oct, 11:03
'We have to speed this game up': Radical law changes to be trialled in QLD
World Rugby will be watching closely after approving a host of new rules to be trialled at two Queensland Reds games.
01 Oct, 10:30
The 'shut up by people in powerful positions' Erasmus retweet
Springboks World Cup winner Rassie Erasmus has celebrated the expiry of his hefty World Rugby ban by attending Saturday’s URC wi…
Liam Heagney
01 Oct, 10:00
Time ticks for Anton Lienert-Brown as All Black misses final round of NPC
Despite aiming for a return to action in the final round of the NPC regular season, Anton Lienert-Brown has been omitted from the …
Tom Vinicombe
01 Oct, 9:49
Stormers prevail as Edinburgh let lead slip in Cape Town
Edinburgh failed to make the most of their early dominance as they slipped to a 34-18 defeat to United Rugby Championship title ho…
01 Oct, 9:41
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck responds to NRL return rumours
Rumours have now started to circulate that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck might be weighing up a return to the 13-man game - what has the man…
Sam Smith
01 Oct, 8:32
Stephen Perofeta impresses at No 10 as Roger Tuivasa-Sheck shifts roles
Two All Blacks have accrued some much-needed play-time in Saturday night's NPC clash between Auckland and Taranaki.
Tom Vinicombe
01 Oct, 7:41
The highly anticipated World Schools Festival announces top teams from England and South Africa
Two of the top school rugby teams in the world are set to take part in the highly anticipated World Schools Festival. Eight of the…
Tom Parker
01 Oct, 7:09
Ryan Caldwell on the training ground punch that nearly took his life
Ireland legend Paul O'Connell described the incident as the worst moment in his career in his autobiography and now his former tea…
Ian Cameron
01 Oct, 6:46
Picking the form team of The Rugby Championship
Sifting through the drama and injuries to find the top performers at each position, here is a team of the tournament, which featur…
Ned Lester
01 Oct, 6:30
Chiefs playmaker Kaleb Trask heading to Japan
Chiefs playmaker Kaleb Trask will head to Japan following the NPC to link up with Mie Heat for the 2022-23 Rugby League One season…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Oct, 6:27
Ref mic picks up Kyle Sinckler sledge as prop's performance slated
A humourous sledge from Bristol Bears prop Kyle Sinckler was heard on the ref mic during his side's 30-15 Gallagher Premiership lo…
Ian Cameron
01 Oct, 5:19
OTD: Cardiff Blues sign Jonah Lomu
Lomu had starred for the All Blacks in the 1995 and 1999 World Cups.
01 Oct, 3:43
The 'tough little character' who epitomised why Newcastle were good
Newcastle boss Dave Walder hailed his side’s reaction - and the impact of Mateo Carreras - after last week’s defeat to Worcest…
01 Oct, 3:40
'Pretty daunting': Tupaea discusses impending road to recovery
"I thought I'd won a penalty, heard the whistle go and then I just felt a bit of force hit my knee from the side. I've done my MCL…
Ned Lester
30 Sep, 23:20
Springbok players name their player of the year
“It remains a special award to receive, and what makes it great is that it was voted for by my teammates and fellow players. I a…
30 Sep, 20:18
Newcastle end Bristol's winning start to Premiership season
Bristol saw their unbeaten start to the Gallagher Premiership season come to an end at Kingston Park as Mateo Carreras grabbed a b…
30 Sep, 16:18
Lions fight back to beat Cardiff and make it back-to-back wins in Wales
Lions completed a successful trip to Wales by recording back-to-back United Rugby Championship wins with a deserved 31-18 triumph …
30 Sep, 16:12
Contentious call helps Leinster pip Ulster in top-of-the-table clash
A dominant first half helped Leinster triumph 20-13 and go three wins from three in a top-of-the-table Irish derby clash with Ulst…
30 Sep, 15:56
Heartbroken Worcester lock responds to owners' bizarre statement
Worcester’s Joe Batley has hit out the owners of the club after a statement released this evening looked to shift blame to playe…
30 Sep, 15:48
Worcester owners blame players and fans in statement branded 'shameless'
Worcester Warriors owners have apportioned blame on the playing squad and on their supporters in a statement branded as 'despicabl…
Ian Cameron
30 Sep, 14:24
Edinburgh to field 14 Scotland players against Stormers
Edinburgh will send out a team featuring 14 Scotland internationals as a raft of big guns are added to the mix for Saturday’s sh…
30 Sep, 14:11
In-form Bulls inflict third straight loss on Connacht
Connacht’s poor start to their United Rugby Championship campaign continued with a 28-14 defeat against the Bulls in Pretoria.
30 Sep, 13:52
Wales game with England sells out within hours
Wales' Guinness Six Nations game with England next year has sold out just hours after going on public sale the WRU have confirmed.…
Kim Ekin
30 Sep, 13:07
Scotland duo join Glasgow injury list ahead of Ospreys clash
Kyle Steyn and Matt Fagerson both join Rory Darge on the sidelines through injury as Glasgow head coach Franco Smith makes five ch…
30 Sep, 12:51
Marcus Smith: Refereeing precedent to hit Premiership
A recent decision from French official Mathieu Raynal divided opinion on the issue.
30 Sep, 12:41
Mathieu Raynal's decision could spark an All Blacks revival
A fast game is a good game and World Rugby might have to act soon.
Gregor Paul
30 Sep, 11:06
The URC 'double boost' that is music to the ears of Wayne Pivac
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has received a double boost ahead of the autumn Tests with Leigh Halfpenny and Ken Owens set to make …
30 Sep, 10:13
Montpellier statement: Court date for title celebration bar fight
Top 14 champions Montpellier are standing by the players who were last week taken into police custody in France and will come befo…
Liam Heagney
30 Sep, 9:56
USA Eagles ready to take flight
The World Cup in New Zealand is days away and there is hope from within the US squad that they can make a statement as never befor…
Claire Thomas
30 Sep, 9:12
Will the All Blacks XV favour development or depth?
Will the All Blacks XV be used as a vehicle for ensuring the next best options in New Zealand are ready for action should they be …
Tom Vinicombe
30 Sep, 8:57
Bath reveal double injury blow while Dunn mullet also bites dust
Struggling Bath have had their troubling start to the new 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership worsened by the revelation that new signin…
Liam Heagney
30 Sep, 7:43
Leicester pick Watson to start with Pollard also primed for debut
New marquee signings Anthony Watson and Handre Pollard are set to make their Leicester debuts this Saturday when the defending Gal…
Liam Heagney
30 Sep, 7:05
Vunipola's 'adapt' warning as Saracens change two for Leicester
Billy Vunipola has issued a warning to his Saracens team after Mark McCall named an XV showing two changes to face Gallagher Premi…
Liam Heagney
30 Sep, 6:32
Player exodus expected after Worcester fail to pay September wages
Crisis club Worcester are facing an exodus of players and staff after failing to meet this month’s salary commitments. Contracte…
30 Sep, 5:55
Mtawarira posts new Genge message 18 months after critical tweet
Former Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira has welcomed Ellis Genge to the Roc Nation fold 18 months after he called the England fron…
Liam Heagney
30 Sep, 5:35
Rob Evans: 'I've tried to base my life on honesty and integrity and if you don't get it back, it hurts'
The popular 39-cap Wales loosehead left the Scarlets after a decade and the prop has found some kindred spirits in Gwent
Ross Harries
30 Sep, 5:23
Street artwork series launches across New Zealand ahead of Rugby World Cup
Ahead of the 2021 Rugby World Cup kicking off, the organising committee has unveiled plans for a series of seven bespoke, large sc…
Lucy Lomax
30 Sep, 4:54
Ex-All Blacks fly-half Aaron Cruden confirms his new Japanese club
Former All Blacks fly-half Aaron Cruden has confirmed the identity of his new club in Japan, the ex-Test level player announcing h…
Liam Heagney
30 Sep, 4:45
Erasmus confirms his ban is over and names his stadium return
September 30 is a momentous day in the Springboks career of Rassie Erasmus as the ten-month ban handed down to the SA director of …
Liam Heagney
30 Sep, 4:02
'Perfect fit' ex-All Black touted to replace Lancaster at Leinster
Former Leinster boss Matt Williams has suggested the Irish province should cast their net wide and tease out the situation regardi…
Liam Heagney
30 Sep, 3:23
'Relentless and ruthless': Black Ferns zoned in ahead of World Cup
"What I love most about it was it's almost like the scoreboard wasn't there," Parsons added. "They were just as relentless and rut…
Ned Lester
30 Sep, 1:12
'Send him for many reasons': Ex-All Black first five backs Julian Savea for All Blacks XV
Savea's experience and versatility offers real food for thought for McDonald and co in a selection field ripe with talent and form…
Ned Lester
29 Sep, 21:59
World Cup opener could double attendance record
Organisers' ambitions for attendance at the opening day of the women's World Cup continue to grow as ticket sales push further int…
Ned Lester
29 Sep, 18:42
'Underwhelming' to 'cult hero': Joseph Dweba's journey is only just beginning
Dweba’s proverbial ‘fall from grace’ started when the 26-year-old featured in the 12-13 second Test loss to Wales in Bloemfo…
29 Sep, 16:29
Mike Blair: 'I want Edinburgh to be constantly innovating'
Mike Blair didn't want the Edinburgh job at first, but has transformed the ailing club as a rookie head coach.
Jamie Lyall
29 Sep, 15:43
'Disappointing' Baxter comments haven't landed well in Worcester
Comments made by Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter to the BBC haven't been entirely well received in some parts of the Ga…
Ian Cameron
29 Sep, 10:12
URC statement: Bundee Aki cops hefty ban for his latest red card
Bundee Aki faces missing the entire Ireland Autumn Nations Series after he was handed a hefty ban following his latest red card. T…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 9:55
Why Jordie Barrett's midfield move might still be temporary
Jordie Barrett's exceptional performance might not be enough to sway Ian Foster.
Tom Vinicombe
29 Sep, 9:50
Walder to ask Jones if Blamire's selfless act cost him England place
Newcastle boss Dave Walder is to ask England head coach Eddie Jones if the club’s decision to use Jamie Blamire as a flanker...
Chris Jones
29 Sep, 9:30
IRFU statement: 97-word comment issued on concussion court case
The IRFU have issued a short statement after it emerged that three former players - two of them ex-Ireland internationals - have s…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 9:11
Ex-European Cup winner 'so tired fighting' on Atlantic solo row
Former Heineken Cup winner Damian Browne has just over 100 nautical miles to cover after nearly 15 weeks rowing the Atlantic, most…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 8:44
Three Irish players named as concussion lawsuit proceedings begin
Three players - two of them former Ireland internationals, including David Corkery - have begun legal proceedings against the IRFU…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 7:04
Bottom side Newcastle include Pumas duo while Bristol change five
Los Pumas centres Matias Orlando and Matias Moroni have been named to start by Newcastle in Friday night’s Gallagher Premiership…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 6:31
England back three star Max Malins to exit Saracens - report
It is being reported by The Telegraph that England back three star Max Malins is set to leave Saracens to join Bristol Be…
Ian Cameron
29 Sep, 5:24
'Andy Farrell will not be travelling, so what I am missing here?'
An ex-Ireland and Lions out-half has questioned the value of the Emerging Ireland tour to South Africa, a trip that Andy Farrell i…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 5:20
RPA reveals players unable to terminate Worcester contracts
The RPA have revealed that Worcester Warriors players are being left in contract limbo by the unique structure of the troubled clu…
Ian Cameron
29 Sep, 4:43
Trailer for England documentary gets the World Cup pulses racing
A trailer for the two-part documentary on the England women’s rugby team has whetted the appetite ahead of the October 8 start o…
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 4:28
Graham Rowntree reveals RG Snyman setback
Springbok lock RG Snyman’s injury woes were compounded this week when his Munster coach Graham Rowntree confirmed he would not b…
29 Sep, 4:10
Ted Hill admits Worcester players need 'Plan B in place'
Club captain Ted Hill accepts that Worcester players will require a “Plan B” given the huge uncertainty surrounding Warriors…
29 Sep, 4:05
What 'frustrates' Wayne Smith the most and the law he would change
Blacks Ferns director of rugby Wayne Smith has revealed what he describes as the part of the game that leaves him most frustrated.
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 3:56
South African teams have made URC 'way more competitive'
Edinburgh winger Damien Hoyland believes the addition of four South African teams to the United Rugby Championship has proven to b…
29 Sep, 3:49
OTD: England coaching duo banned by RFU over switching balls
The RFU said the actions by Dave Alred and Paul Stridgeon were ‘in contravention of both the laws of the game and the spirit of …
29 Sep, 3:43
Baxter addresses Sam Simmonds exit which rival boss labels 'a worry'
Rob Baxter says England international Sam Simmonds will leave Exeter with the club’s blessing. Baxter has insisted there are no …
29 Sep, 3:36
Darcy Swain branded an 'absolute coward' by ex-All Black
Wallabies forward Darcy Swain has been branded 'an absolute coward' by former All Blacks flyhalf Lima Sopoaga after the latest new…
Ian Cameron
29 Sep, 3:24
Fiji sevens caught up in political row over use of Melrose Cup
The Fiji Rugby World Cup Sevens winning squad has found itself embroiled in a political row over the use of the trophy and have re…
Chris Jones
29 Sep, 3:02
These All Blacks need to learn how to win ugly
"If they were more experienced, if there was a combination that had been to the coal face a lot more, had seen consistency in sele…
Ned Lester
28 Sep, 22:35
Latest scans reveal true extent of damage to Quinn Tupaea's knee
Ned Lester
28 Sep, 19:07
Pollard ahead of schedule in recovery from knee injury
"From the initial diagnosis we had in Australia, I’ve come back to London and got a different one, which was a lot more positive…
28 Sep, 17:32
Leon McDonald named to coach All Blacks XV
“The All Blacks XV will be a world-class, competitive team that we believe will be a drawcard for overseas rugby fans wanting to…
28 Sep, 17:00
'We don't want to be left behind': Wallaroos looking to ensure competitive future
People who are unaware of working and playing conditions for women - from earning part-time wages to wearing men's jerseys - need …
28 Sep, 16:38
Leicester agree deal with Steward and 2 other England players
Leicester Tigers have agreed deals with England stars Freddie Steward, George Martin and Jack van Poortvliet.
Ian Cameron
28 Sep, 9:47
Rory Sutherland: Glasgow among suitors for Worcester and Scotland prop
A return to Scotland could be on the cards for Rory Sutherland, but not to the prop's former club, Edinburgh.
Jamie Lyall
28 Sep, 8:53
Proposal of referee post-match interviews could clarify calls for fans
"I've done some work with a number of the referees around Super Rugby Pacific and certain things we're looking at and they actuall…
Ned Lester
27 Sep, 23:47
Behold the next two pivotal instalments of the Eddie Jones vs Michael Cheika saga
Who wouldn’t love to see ol’ Eddie Jones’ notes on Los Pumas, their first opponents come November? And also first opponents …
Frankie Deges
27 Sep, 20:03
Kolbe tips northern giants as World Cup 'Favourites'
He is set to return in time for the Boks’ November Tests against Ireland, France, Italy and England three years on from lifting …
27 Sep, 15:57
Worcester MP 'grateful' government placed Warriors into administration
Worcester MP Robin Walker says the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport acted on “concerns of fans, staff and player…
27 Sep, 9:48
'The reality is there isn't much money out there'
Gloucester head coach George Skivington has sympathised with crisis club Worcester over the “horrendous” situation Warriors fi…
27 Sep, 8:21
Jonny May to make first Gloucester appearance of season in West Country derby
England and Gloucester winger Jonny May is set to make his first appearance of the season for Gloucester tomorrow, two days after …
Josh Raisey
27 Sep, 7:03
If the Wallabies don't want Dave Rennie, the All Blacks should take him
The ills that plague Australia’s national team have little or nothing to do with Dave Rennie.
Hamish Bidwell
27 Sep, 5:03
'I take total responsibility for what I did': Raynal on time wasting call
Referee Mathieu Raynal has addressed his controversial decision to penalise Bernard Foley in the first Bledisloe Cup Test against …
Sam Smith
27 Sep, 4:39
Diamond tweets five-word reply after Wasps' 'stands as one' message
Worcester boss Steve Diamond has tweeted his reply to a tweet from Wasps, another seriously financially troubled Gallagher Premier…
Liam Heagney
27 Sep, 4:39
'This is far, far worse and far more serious'
Former Harlequins CEO Mark Evans has labelled yesterday "probably the worst day in the history of Premiership Rugby," after Worces…
Josh Raisey
27 Sep, 3:16
Gloucester's Worcester message after second call-off in six months
Gloucester have sent Worcester a message after the second Gallagher Premiership game between the clubs at Kingsholm in the last si…
Liam Heagney
27 Sep, 2:33
The key questions surrounding Worcester's plight
The Warriors are saddled with more than £25million of debt, with an HMRC winding-up order due in October.
27 Sep, 1:47
'I want to talk positively, I'm not hunting for negative things'
It’s the curse of the in-the-bag, rainy day interview - by the time you get to publish, events can have moved on rapidly. So it …
Liam Heagney
27 Sep, 1:37
'Loved it': Jordie Barrett on midfield debut
Jordie Barrett started in the All Blacks No 12 jersey for the first time on Saturday night, a positional shift from his usual full…
Sam Smith
26 Sep, 22:00
'It's a big task to fill Duane's boots': Wiese on impressive TRC campaign
“There’s tough competition within the team, and we keep pushing one another to play well. So, I certainly can’t take credit …
26 Sep, 18:07
'One of their worst performances': Wallabies their own worst enemy at Eden Park
The Wallabies malfunctioned to open both tests against the All Blacks, the first game saw them drop the ball off the initial kicko…
Ned Lester
26 Sep, 17:26
Worcester Warriors placed into administration
The Warriors failed to meet an RFU deadline requesting proof of insurance cover and funding for the club’s monthly payroll.
26 Sep, 14:20
Eddie Jones turns to US Navy SEALs as he plots World Cup campaign
The England coach spent two days with the elite fighting force at their San Diego base this month.
26 Sep, 12:35
Worcester Warriors going to the wall: A timeline
Gallagher Premiership club Worcester have made headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks after being plunged into a fina…
26 Sep, 12:25
RFU statement: Worcester suspended from all competitions
Crisis-hit club failed to meet Rugby Football Union deadline.
26 Sep, 11:29
Nigel Owens is back in rugby after landing new role
The United Rugby Championship’s Head of Match Officials Tappe Henning has added a new element to the competition with the introd…
26 Sep, 11:25
'Someone could say something to them on the way to the ground'
With less than a year to go until the Rugby World Cup, England coach Eddie Jones is trying to formulate a group of players who can…
26 Sep, 8:59
'I am going to be biased but he has been outstanding'
Northampton boss Phil Dowson believes Alex Mitchell is delivering consistently “outstanding” performances in the Premiership a…
Chris Jones
26 Sep, 8:33
Leinster confirm Stuart Lancaster will join Racing 92
Leinster have confirmed that Stuart Lancaster will leave Dublin at the end of the current season to join Racing 92.
Ian Cameron
26 Sep, 8:19
Rugby must not forget about Worcester Warriors
Worcester Warriors are a club that needs the support of the game in financially troubling times, and the hope is that rugby at Six…
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
26 Sep, 7:22
'We didn't pull him off' - Jones explains surprise selection calls
Eddie Jones has explained why he decided to exclude Kyle Sinckler, Danny Care and Henry Slade from his 3-day October training camp…
26 Sep, 6:49
'I'm either going to end up in jail or dead... or get my life together'
Troubled former All Blacks star Zac Guildford has admitted that he is going 'to end up in jail or dead' if he doesn't get his life…
Ian Cameron
26 Sep, 5:38
The 7 notable omissions from England's 3-day training squad
Jack van Poortvliet and Alex Mitchell join Youngs as the scrum-halves in the 36-man squad.
26 Sep, 4:48
Eddie Jones names 36-man England squad for October training camp
England head coach Eddie Jones has named a 36-man squad for his England Rugby October training camp ahead of the Autumn Nations Se…
Ian Cameron
26 Sep, 4:17
Springboks sign 6-year deal with Nike
The Springboks have signed a six year deal with Nike as their long relationship with Asics comes to an end.
Ian Cameron
26 Sep, 3:28
No Eden Park pain for Wallabies in 2023
After their latest Bledisloe Cup humiliation, the Wallabies can at least take heart that they won't lose at Eden Park in 2023.
26 Sep, 3:06
Super Rugby boss rules out Japan or US teams
Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos has ruled out involvement by teams from Japan or the US in Super Rugby in the near future.
26 Sep, 2:53
Harlequins boss not happy about Exeter's winning try
Harlequins director of rugby Tabai Matson was “frustrated” by referee Ian Tempest’s decision to award Exeter a match-winning…
25 Sep, 13:13
Christ Tshiunza's last-gasp try snatches Exeter win over Harlequins
Exeter snatched a second successive home win with the last play of the game to thwart Harlequins’ stunning second-half comeback.
25 Sep, 12:01
Ryan a no-show as Dragons claim shock win over Munster
Dragons pulled off one of the shocks of the season by defeating Munster 23-17 for the first time since 2015.
25 Sep, 11:49
Billy Vunipola's England admission as November Tests loom
Billy Vunipola enhanced his World Cup prospects during England’s tour of Australia but the Saracens number eight insists he must…
25 Sep, 11:42
Premiership CEO admits he's 'flying blind' on club finances
The English domestic game has been hit by financial issues at Worcester and Wasps.
25 Sep, 11:18
Illness forces Harlequins into late change
Harlequins have been forced into a late change with England prop Joe Marler being withdrawn from the matchday team.
Ian Cameron
25 Sep, 8:31
'A message to those thinking the ticket price is too high in rugby'
Sale Sharks owner Simon Orange has taken to Twitter to quiz fans on ticket pricing - proposing a drop in ticket prices in certain …
Ian Cameron
25 Sep, 7:57
Pat Lam not satisfied despite Bristol's dream start to season
Pat Lam declared himself “happy but not satisfied” after his Bristol team moved top of the Gallagher Premiership.
25 Sep, 7:27
'He is distraught about it' - Mike Blair defends kicker in agonising loss
Mike Blair praised an “outstanding effort” from his Edinburgh side in their agonising 33-31 defeat to the Bulls in the United …
25 Sep, 7:18
The two main selection questions the Boks have answered
Head coach Jacques Nienaber believes the Springboks have answered a lot of selection questions despite falling short of winning th…
Ian Cameron
25 Sep, 6:03
'We don't need empathy, we need respect' - Cheika has crack at ref
Argentina's Australian coach Michael Cheika says this year's Rugby Championship proves his side can compete with the best teams in…
25 Sep, 5:24
'His old man was getting stuck into him, calling him soft'
Adam Jones has an amusing tale to tell about Jack Kenningham, the effervescent youngster who came from nowhere to make himself an …
Liam Heagney
25 Sep, 4:42
The upside to why Jones thinks 'rugby is a s*** sport sometimes'
Harlequins assistant Adam Jones has explained why he thinks rugby is a crap sport at times but even that negative aspect has its u…
Liam Heagney
25 Sep, 4:20
'Absolute disgrace' - Bok fans rage over Eben Etzebeth yellow
They may have won the game, but Springboks' supporters were left more than a little miffed after talismanic lock Eben Etzebeth was…
Ian Cameron
25 Sep, 4:13
Jack Walsh misses late penalty as Lions hold on to claim shock win over Ospreys
Ospreys fly-half Jack Walsh missed a straightforward penalty three minutes from time as the Lions held on.
25 Sep, 3:38
'Rivalry' match ups in Super Rugby draw
Three "rivalry" match ups for each team are a feature of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific draw announced on Sunday.
25 Sep, 3:16
The making of Finn Russell
The Racing 92 and Scotland fly-half is now one of the most celebrated players in the game but as a raw 20-year-old, he has New Zea…
Mike Henson
25 Sep, 3:00
'That's something he learned off Phipps, one of world rugby's best'
London Irish head coach Les Kiss has revealed the legacy of Ben White learning the Gallagher Premiership ropes under Nick Phipps l…
Liam Heagney
25 Sep, 3:00
What the All Blacks 'learned' from their unlikely Rugby Championship win
On August 8, his team soundly beaten in South Africa, the bell tolled for All Blacks coach Ian Foster.
25 Sep, 2:49
'He's done it time and time again... He lives for those moments'
Mark McCall declared that Owen Farrell “lives for those moments” after watching Saracens’ captain kick successive conversion…
25 Sep, 2:34
'We got near our goal': Springbok captain Kolisi defends game plan
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has backed his team’s game plan once again after they fell short in their Rugby Championship title…
24 Sep, 16:29
Springboks player ratings vs Argentina | Rugby Championship
The Springboks ended their Rugby Championship with a hard-fought 38-21 win over the Los Pumas at Kings Park on Saturday - Leezil H…
24 Sep, 14:44
NZ claim Rugby Championship title as Boks fall short in Durban
New Zealand were crowned Rugby Championship winners on the back of a convincing 40-14 victory over Australia in Auckland, as South…
24 Sep, 14:28
'We had a vote yesterday whether to play or not...'
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Steve Diamond revealed his players held a vote on Friday over whether to go ahead with Saturd…
24 Sep, 12:50
Wallabies injuries, losses, worries grow
Second best in all areas by their own admission, the Wallabies must now regroup from another Eden Park shellacking to take on the …
24 Sep, 12:48
Crisis club Worcester romp to bonus-point thrashing of Newcastle
Worcester put aside their off-field issues to romp to a 39-5 bonus-point thrashing of Newcastle in a game the crisis-hit Warriors …
24 Sep, 11:58
Ice-cold Owen Farrell slots winner as Saracens edge Gloucester in thriller
Owen Farrell landed a match-winning conversion in the final act of a roller-coaster Gallagher Premiership clash that saw Saracens …
24 Sep, 11:46
Dave Rennie provides update on Wallabies' massive injury list
The Wallabies have already had to contend with a massive absentee list this year and it seems that things aren't about to get any …
Tom Vinicombe
24 Sep, 11:38
No stopping champions Leicester as Saints implode with 12 men
Freddie Steward scored a hat-trick and Chris Ashton crossed for the decisive try against his former club as Leicester rallied to s…
24 Sep, 11:32
Bristol confirm their best start to a league season since 1999
Bristol moved top of the Gallagher Premiership and confirmed their best start to a league season since 1999 by beating London Iris…
24 Sep, 11:12
All Blacks take big step forward but Ian Foster notes major challenge ahead
The 26-point margin at Eden Park on Saturday night may not have been the All Blacks' biggest win of the season, but it was perhaps…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Sep, 10:45
Agonising loss for Edinburgh as Immelman wide with last-gasp kick
Henry Immelman sent a last-gasp penalty wide as Edinburgh suffered an agonising 33-31 defeat in their United Rugby Championship cl…
24 Sep, 10:15
'Phenomenal' Jordie Barrett shines in first midfield opportunity for All Blacks
The All Blacks have thumped the Wallabies in Auckland to keep their chances of Rugby Championship glory alive but there was a bigg…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Sep, 10:09
Connacht's Bundee Aki sees red and confronts referee
Bundee Aki was sent off as Connacht suffered a 38-15 defeat to defending United Rugby Championship winners the Stormers in Stellen…
24 Sep, 10:00
Seven-up Ulster see off Scarlets in thriller
Scrum-half John Cooney scored 30 points as Ulster beat Scarlets 55-39 in a 12-try thriller at Parc y Scarlets.
24 Sep, 9:38
All Blacks and Wallabies coaches disagree on Sam Whitelock's 'peculiar' try
The margin in the second Bledisloe Cup match of 2022 meant there was little chance of too much refereeing debate after the game, a…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Sep, 7:08
Wallabies player ratings vs All Blacks | Rugby Championship
The Wallabies have fallen to a sizeable loss at Eden Park, suffering a 40-14 defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals, the All Bla…
Ben Smith
24 Sep, 5:42
The 'first thing' Borthwick thinks of when picking Freddie Steward
Freddie Steward has been chosen in the Leicester team for Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership derby at Northampton and Tigers boss …
Liam Heagney
24 Sep, 5:22
The margin of victory the Springboks need to win the Rugby Championship
New Zealand put one hand on the Rugby Championship trophy with a convincing 40-14 victory over Australia in their Bledisloe Cup cl…
24 Sep, 5:13
'That is Angus Bell's hand' - Whitelock try leaves fans irate
A contentious try by veteran second row Sam Whitelock has left many fans scratching their heads after the All Blacks defeated the …
Ian Cameron
24 Sep, 4:56
Leicester explain why Anthony Watson has yet to play Prem for them
Leicester boss Steve Borthwick has explained why Tigers fans are still waiting to see new signing Anthony Watson in Gallagher Prem…
Liam Heagney
24 Sep, 4:54
All Blacks player ratings vs Wallabies | Rugby Championship
The All Blacks have smashed the Wallabies by 26 points at Eden Park in one of their best performances of the season. How did the i…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Sep, 4:21
Darge injury takes shine from eight-try Glasgow win over Cardiff
Glasgow bounced back from their opening-round defeat at Benetton by racking up eight tries in a 52-24 bonus-point victory over Car…
24 Sep, 4:14
All Blacks set sizeable target for Springboks with big win over Wallabies
The All Blacks have scored a comfortable 40-14 win over the Wallabies at Eden Park to give themselves a strong chance of retaining…
24 Sep, 4:12
'I'd love to make star signings, at times you get frustrated'
New Newcastle boss Dave Walder has shared his thoughts on the financial state of rugby in England following a week in which the fu…
Liam Heagney
24 Sep, 3:52
'They are confident. There is a lot of interest. It is a great club'
Wasps have filed a notice of their intention to appoint an administrator.
24 Sep, 3:17
'Really uncomfortable' Wasps prognosis for latest Barbeary injury
All hope that Wasps' Alfie Barbeary had of finally becoming a capped England international in 2022 has been dashed by his latest i…
Liam Heagney
24 Sep, 3:16
Black Ferns thrash Japan before World Cup
Portia Woodman has made a spectacular return to New Zealand's team two weeks ahead of their hosting of the Women's Rugby World Cup…
24 Sep, 2:12
All Blacks vs Wallabies LIVE RECAP | The Rugby Championship
Join us here for live coverage of the The Rugby Championship as the All Blacks face the Wallabies at Eden Park.
Sam Smith
24 Sep, 1:05
Rennie details what Suliasi Vunivalu has to do to break into Wallabies starting side
Suliasi Vunivalu has spent two seasons with Queensland Reds chasing his Wallabies dream after winning two premierships
24 Sep, 0:45
'We don't mind running up the guts': Akira Ioane ready for starting role
"Yea but then we don't mind, you know, running it up the guts as well so it goes both ways, like I said, those magic moments will …
Ned Lester
24 Sep, 0:42
Ex-All Blacks share concerns over young forward pack
Members of the 2011 World Cup winning All Blacks side Stephen Donald, Kieran Read and Isreal Dagg have all expressed their concern…
Ned Lester
23 Sep, 18:52
Wasps set existential angst aside to claim victory at Bath
Wasps temporarily put their off-field troubles to one side as they ended a fraught week by beating Gallagher Premiership opponents…
23 Sep, 16:51
Ireland hooker Dan Sheehan scores 4 tries as Leinster thrash Benetton
Ireland hooker Dan Sheehan helped himself to four tries as Leinster had little trouble in beating Benetton 42-10 in the United Rug…
23 Sep, 15:46
Sam Simmonds to join Montpellier
Multiple sources in France and England report that Exeter Chiefs No.8 Sam Simmonds will join Montpellier after the Rugby World Cup…
Ian Cameron
23 Sep, 15:18
Zebre fall just short in comeback bid as Sharks triumph in Parma
Zebre Parma had a late try disallowed as they fell agonisingly short of completing a second-half fightback for the second week run…
23 Sep, 14:12
'I think this is going to be one of our toughest games of the season'
Mike Blair has braced Edinburgh for one of their “toughest games of the season” when they face Bulls in Pretoria.
23 Sep, 11:12
Ireland's fastest rugby player to make first Ulster start
Ireland's fastest rugby player - Aaron Sexton - is set to make his first start for Ulster when they take on Scarlets in the URC th…
Ian Cameron
23 Sep, 10:14
Neil de Kock: Frans Steyn selection shows Boks favouring experience over youth
You’re always between a rock and a hard place going with the tried-and-tested experienced head as opposed to opting for someone …
Neil de Kock
23 Sep, 9:56
Chay Fihaki to put pressure on Will Jordan after extending stay with Crusaders
Dynamic young utility back Chay Fihaki has re-signed with the Crusaders, presenting exciting prospects for the team taking the fie…
Online Editors
23 Sep, 9:46
Du'Plessis Kirifi inks new deal with Hurricanes
The Hurricanes have announced today that Du’Plessis Kirifi will recommit to the franchise until the end of 2025.
Online Editors
23 Sep, 9:37
'I'm obviously here for a reason': Codie Taylor reflects on second chance
The selection of Codie Taylor at hooker for New Zealand's rematch with Australia this weekend may have raised a few eyebrows.
Tom Vinicombe
23 Sep, 9:00
George McGuigan and his 'constant dialogue with England'
Dave Walder is hoping that Newcastle can get two hookers - the uncapped George McGuigan and the six-cap Jamie Blamire - named in t…
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 8:57
'I have the down moments, the uncertainty, the financial pressure'
Former England full-back Mike Brown has spoken about his struggle transitioning from being a high-profile rugby player to life aft…
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 8:43
Report - Stuart Lancaster has now signed for Racing 92
French media have reported that Stuart Lancaster has signed a contract with Racing 92 and will take over as head coach ahead of th…
Ian Cameron
23 Sep, 8:36
Watch: Masterclass from the next No 10 off the Canterbury production line
New Zealand's Canterbury province has always been known for its uncanny ability to produce first five-eighths of the highest order…
Sam Smith
23 Sep, 8:27
'It's diabolical it's been allowed to walk itself to the graveyard'
Steve Diamond says that Worcester will have a mindset of Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership clash against Newcastle being their la…
23 Sep, 8:09
Dragons sack Dean Ryan one game into new season
Dragons RFC have made the bold move of sacking director of rugby Dean Ryan just one game into the new season.
Ian Cameron
23 Sep, 8:00
'There's nothing in this group where you see he is like a sheep'
London Irish head coach Les Kiss has explained how a first Test cap with England has elevated the confidence of Will Joseph, the r…
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 6:54
12 Years in the Making: Scotland's long awaited World Cup return is over
Today, Scotland fly to New Zealand for a party they’ve not managed an invite to in twelve years. They've been denied Rugby World…
Claire Thomas
23 Sep, 6:47
Marcus Smith to make first Harlequins start after RFU declined early return
England and British and Irish Lions fly-half Marcus Smith will make his first start for Harlequins after missing last week's Galla…
Ian Cameron
23 Sep, 6:45
Lion sized boost as Worcester name side for what could be final Prem game
British and Irish Lions wing Duhan van der Merwe will make his season dubut for Worcester Warriors in what could be their final Ga…
Kim Ekin
23 Sep, 6:17
The Gloucester verdict on back three Carreras as the Argentina No10
Gloucester boss George Skivington has given his verdict on watching club full-back/wing Santiago Carreras become the regular start…
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 6:15
Springboks and Pumas both chasing history in 'all or nothing' Durban clash
For the Springboks, a shot at the title. For the Pumas, a shot at their own piece of history.
23 Sep, 5:51
'It's not what we want': Dramatic TRC finish frustrating for All Blacks
The rollercoaster ride that has been the All Blacks' southern season will come to a halt in their Bledisloe Cup finale against Aus…
23 Sep, 5:29
'Is the expectation that we just stand there?': Haka response not going anywhere
Determined to challenge the All Blacks before and after the first whistle, the Wallabies insist their response to the haka is desi…
23 Sep, 5:18
Franco Smith demands brave Glasgow display after dire start to season
Franco Smith has challenged his players to show bravery when they host Cardiff as they bid to bounce back from a poor start to the…
23 Sep, 4:30
Six Nations investment softens blow as SRU reveal sizeable deficit
The Scottish Rugby Union has reported an annual operating deficit of £5.3million but a major investment in the Six Nations saw it…
23 Sep, 4:12
Slipper believes 'little piggy' can lead Wallabies to Eden Park triumph
For the Wallabies, an Eden Park triumph this year - as unlikely as it may be - would be a bittersweet success.
23 Sep, 4:11
Jake White makes 'I'll buy their first beer' promise to Bulls fans
World Cup-winning coach Jake White has committed to buying a round of drinks for 1,000 Bulls fans following Saturday’s home URC …
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 3:52
Saturday's game with Newcastle could be Worcester's last in Prem
Warriors face a Monday deadline to show that meaningful progress has been made.
23 Sep, 3:35
Chris Farrell stood down by Munster over French court case
Ireland midfielder Chris Farrell has been stood down with immediate effect by Munster after the Bordeaux Court of Appeal confirmed…
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 3:17
'This has been mentally the worst time I have known in rugby'
Nick Easter has survived relegation, Bloodgate and seeing an opposition coach pull out a gun at the end of a match...
Chris Jones
23 Sep, 3:16
All Blacks' rocky season a 'blessing in disguise' for young players
Head coach Ian Foster refers to the disappointing record as a symptom of a "rebuilding" team, so as a key figure in that rebuild, …
Ned Lester
22 Sep, 21:00
Wasps won't make same mistakes as Worcester but situation is perilous - Andy Goode
Wasps won’t make the same mistakes as Worcester but there’s no hiding from the perilous situation they find themselves in.
Andy Goode
22 Sep, 12:15
Jonathan Thomas has a new job eight months after exiting Worcester
Former Worcester head coach Jonathan Thomas has landed himself a new role eight months after he left the Warriors following the ar…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 12:11
'Most people probably think that 13 clubs are too many'
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has insisted the current number of top-flight sides is having a negative impact on the Gallagher Premiersh…
22 Sep, 11:55
The 'surreal, bizarre' London Irish verdict on playing with just 12
London Irish head coach Les Kiss has proudly reflected on the crazy period after half-time last Saturday where his team had to pla…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 11:17
Last chance saloon for All Blacks to remind home fans of their prowess
It's not been a great season for New Zealand fans - especially those who have ventured out to watch the All Blacks play around the…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Sep, 11:10
The 'incredibly powerful kid' starring for Andre-less Harlequins
Harlequins have given their verdict on Lennox Anyanwu, the 21-year-old who has worn the No12 jersey so far this season with Andre …
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 10:42
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has rare opportunity to showcase his accelerated development
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is set to make his second appearance for the All Blacks this season, having been named on the bench for their …
Sam Smith
22 Sep, 10:36