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'Common sense has to prevail': Kiwi rugby star 'frustrated' over Laulala's yellow card
A New Zealand rugby star says "common sense must prevail" after All Blacks prop Nepo Laulala was controversially yellow carded aga…
Alex McLeod
02 Nov, 0:51
'I saw your tweet, Mark': Ardie Savea hoses down suggestions over captaincy
Having relinquished the captaincy badge to Sam Whitelock for the time being, Savea insisted that the role was not a burden for him…
Sam Smith
01 Nov, 22:08
Wales' strategy that proved fatal against the All Blacks
Wales finished with a dominant tackle percentage of just two percent in the game, as well as 28 missed attempts as their defence s…
Ben Smith
01 Nov, 20:49
'Don't know what to expect': Ardie Savea's blunt admission about Italy
All Blacks star Ardie Savea concedes he doesn't know a whole lot about the Italy side he and his teammates will face this weekend.
Alex McLeod
01 Nov, 19:19
England the cherry that would make the Wallabies' year
Every game on the Wallabies European tour will prove challenging but there's one that will cause the most angst and anticipation.
Will Genia
01 Nov, 18:27
The All Blacks' game needs to be built around the Retallick's and Savea's
If you were to draw up the perfect locking partner for the relentless intensity of Sam Whitelock, it would be Retallick.
Hamish Bidwell
01 Nov, 18:13
Joe Schmidt makes surprise return to Super Rugby with the Blues
Former Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will make a surprise return to the Blues next year by joining the franchise's coaching staff…
Alex McLeod
01 Nov, 17:57
How 'avoiding the tyranny of results' has helped Leicester to the Premiership summit
Leicester boss Steve Borthwick says avoiding “the tyranny of results” has been an important part of his club’s table-topping…
Paul Smith
01 Nov, 13:55
'A tight contest... it's a one-score game'
Scotland got their Autumn Nations Series campaign off to the perfect start on Saturday with a ten-try victory over Tonga, but grea…
Josh Raisey
01 Nov, 13:19
'Springboks by ten… we win but we don't put teams away like the All Blacks'
It does not get any easier for Wales this weekend following their 54-16 loss to the All Blacks, as they host world champions South…
Josh Raisey
01 Nov, 13:01
'One of the best coaches ever' - Steve Borthwick endorses former boss Eddie Jones
Since the Times ran a story with multiple anonymous former backroom staff and coaches piling criticism on Eddie Jones’ methods a…
Paul Smith
01 Nov, 12:53
Bath looking to arrest worrying downturn in form
Bath head to Leicester Tigers is a state of disarray, Worcester finally get an all important win and Will Jordan announces himself…
Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
01 Nov, 12:28
'We're preparing for war' - Hill responds to 'brutal' England camp allegations
Jonny Hill welcomes the demands made by Eddie Jones during England camp in the belief that being able to compete in Test rugby...
01 Nov, 12:27
Bath kit manager charged by RFU over comments to referee
Bath's kit manager could be in hot water for comments he allegedly made to referee Ian Tempest during his side's loss to Wasps ove…
Ian Cameron
01 Nov, 11:20
Try scoring isn't the be all and end of selection warns Gregor Townsend
The Wallabies have beaten world champions South Africa twice in recent times.
01 Nov, 11:11
Springboks star to miss Wales game over visa issues
Springboks star Sbu Nkosi is set to miss South Africa's Autumn Nations Seris showdown with Wales due to visa issues.
Ian Cameron
01 Nov, 10:40
Aussie born breakout star of URC gets Ireland call-up
Uncapped Connacht wing Mack Hansen will train with Ireland’s squad this week ahead of Saturday’s autumn international against …
01 Nov, 9:43
Former Scotland and Wales boss' Rugby Australia future in doubt - report
Major doubt has been cast over the future of Scott Johnson at Rugby Australia, with a report suggesting the cash-strapped union ma…
Ian Cameron
01 Nov, 9:37
Chris Ashton rumoured to be in the Sixways departure lounge
Former England winger Chris Ashton is on the verge of leaving another club according to today’s Daily Mail.
Paul Smith
01 Nov, 9:35
Two words that might land Joe Marler in hot water
England prop Joe Marler has risked landing himself in disciplinary hot water through social media posts issued on Sunday afternoon
Paul Smith
01 Nov, 7:47
Eddie Jones provides clues to 'new-look' England
Predicting who will make his starting line-up and how they will play in the upcoming Autumn International Series games against Ton…
Paul Smith
01 Nov, 6:40
Former top ref Andre Watson has message for today's crop of officials
Former top official Andre Watson believes current international referees are too sensitive to criticism while they are happy to ac…
Chris Jones
01 Nov, 6:33
Seven players added to Wales squad ahead of Springboks arrival
Wales have welcomed back seven players into the camp as they look ahead to the mountainous task of hosting the world champion Spri…
Sam Smith
01 Nov, 5:58
'It's quite scary' - England still aiming to be the best side to ever play rugby
Charlie Ewels insists England still retain the aim of being the greatest team to have played rugby as they look to rebuild.
01 Nov, 4:12
All Blacks sweating on Brodie Retallick's fitness ahead of Italy test
The All Blacks remain uncertain whether Brodie Retallick will be available for selection for this week's test against Italy in Rom…
Alex McLeod
01 Nov, 0:58
Hurricanes sign Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini for women's team
The Hurricanes have unveiled Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini as the franchise's first-ever signing for its new women's tea…
Alex McLeod
31 Oct, 20:40
Black Ferns Sevens Olympics star Ruby Tui signs for Chiefs women's side
The Chiefs have announced the signing of Black Ferns Sevens star Ruby Tui for the inaugural Super Rugby Aupiki competition next ye…
Alex McLeod
31 Oct, 19:54
One-test All Black returns to Highlanders as one of two new signings
A one-test All Black and 2015 Super Rugby title-winner has returned to the Highlanders as one of two new signings ahead of next ye…
Alex McLeod
31 Oct, 18:56
Jonathan Davies says Wales will be ready for South Africa
Jonathan Davies says that Wales will focus on “the fine details” during preparations to face world champions South Africa.
31 Oct, 18:23
Eddie Jones responds to anonymous accusations levelled at England regime
Defence coach John Mitchell was the most recent departure from the Australian’s backroom team.
31 Oct, 15:55
Billy Vunipola injury mars Saracens' win over Harlequins
Saracens edged a gripping derby by pouncing late to defeat Harlequins 29-22 but an important Gallagher Premiership victory was mar…
31 Oct, 15:24
Louis Lynagh added to England squad ahead of Tonga test
England have added Harlequins wing Louis Lynagh to their squad for the Autumn Nations Series that opens against Tonga on Saturday.
31 Oct, 14:22
Abundant All Blacks versatility might open the door for Quinn Tupaea
The All Blacks showed off their backline's unique versatility against Wales.
Tom Vinicombe
31 Oct, 14:10
Saracens beat title rivals Harlequins to claim London bragging rights
Saracens struck late on to beat Harlequins 29-22 after the Gallagher Premiership title contenders appeared to be headed for a stal…
31 Oct, 13:27
England Women rout world champions New Zealand
England laid down a marker ahead of next year’s World Cup with a comprehensive 43-12 victory over reigning champions New Zealand…
31 Oct, 13:20
Jack Nowell posts photo of knees after game on Gloucester's new 3G pitch
Exeter Chiefs star and critic of artificial pitches Jack Nowell has posted fresh images of his knees after injuring them playing o…
Ian Cameron
31 Oct, 13:00
Stade Francais land gigantic Fijian teenager
Stade Francais believe they have found the next 'big' thing in Fijian rugby by handing 6ft 10in lock Janeiro Wakeham a three year …
Chris Jones
31 Oct, 10:04
Double Bok blow for table topping Leicester Tigers
Head coach Steve Borthwick, already without five England players, must now maintain Leicester’s seven game unbeaten start to the…
Chris Jones
31 Oct, 8:27
Star duo boost Wales ahead of South Africa match
British and Irish Lions Dan Biggar and Louis Rees-Zammit are set to lead timely Wales reinforcements as another punishing Autumn N…
31 Oct, 8:15
Gregor Townsend's take on four try sensation Kyle Steyn
Gregor Townsend praised Kyle Steyn for becoming the first Scotland player ever to score four tries in a match at Murrayfield.
31 Oct, 7:42
NZ media refuse to spare 'rubbish' Wales after All Blacks rout
Despite being heavily depleted, Wayne Pivac's Wales haven't been sparred following their 16 - 54 Autumn Nations Series rout at the…
Kim Ekin
31 Oct, 7:23
'They've won five Tests in a row and they've beaten the world champions'
Scotland scored 10 tries in beating Tonga 60-14 but coach Gregor Townsend is warning their defence must improve for much a sterner…
31 Oct, 6:41
Depleted Wales feel the force of majestic All Blacks
The All Blacks ran in seven tries against a spirited, yet limited Wales side who were deprived of many of their star names, but th…
Owain Jones
31 Oct, 6:28
Welfare in women's rugby to be overseen by new steering group
Player welfare in the women’s game will be overseen by a new steering group, World Rugby has announced.
31 Oct, 5:40
Winless Bath boss blames red card for latest home loss
Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper felt that the dismissal of Mike Williams played a “huge part” in their 27-17 defeat to Wa…
31 Oct, 4:59
Ref Watch: The hand of Beauden Barrett
While New Zealand eventually beat heavily-weakened Wales by a near record-breaking margin, Wayne Pivac’s team stayed in the cont…
Paul Smith
31 Oct, 4:45
'I tested Cheika and he didn't like it... we haven't spoken since'
Loving life with London Irish, Curtis Rona has reflected on his dual-code career so far - including that infamous row with Michael…
Liam Heagney
31 Oct, 4:07
On this day: All Blacks defeat Australia to win Rugby World Cup
The All Blacks lifted the Webb Ellis Trophy for the third time.
31 Oct, 3:46
'Came of age in that third quarter': Will Jordan earns Foster's trust
All Black flyer Will Jordan continued his blistering try-scoring pace in Cardiff, coming up with a stunning long-range individual …
Ben Smith
31 Oct, 0:28
Tom Curry's message to his England teammates as Rugby World Cup countdown begins
Tom Curry insists England have no time to waste as they enter the Autumn Nations Series knowing the countdown to the World Cup has…
30 Oct, 22:32
'Ironically, we were a bit rusty': All Blacks delighted after final quarter rampage
Captain Sam Whitelock was happy with the team's performance after they took the lead in the third minute and never looked back, wo…
Ben Smith
30 Oct, 22:24
'It's not a fluke': Foster explains the key to Beauden Barrett's intercepting ability
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has put down Beauden Barrett's ability to make momentum-swinging intercepts down to his 'freakish…
Ben Smith
30 Oct, 21:01
'I didn't train that well this week': Beauden Barrett's admission after emotional 100th test
Beauden Barrett didn't take long to make a mark in his 100th test for the All Blacks, grabbing the first try of the match after in…
Ben Smith
30 Oct, 18:05
Wales deliver positive injury news on Alun Wyn Jones
Jones hurt the same shoulder that threatened to sideline him from this summer’s British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa bef…
30 Oct, 16:14
All Blacks player ratings versus Wales | Autumn Nations Series
There was a discernible change in the All Black style, committing more forwards to the breakdown and a focus on ‘earning the rig…
Mike Rehu
30 Oct, 16:04
Depleted Wales suffer a 32nd consecutive defeat to the All Blacks
Wales lost captain Alun Wyn Jones to injury and suffered a 32nd successive defeat to the All Blacks, who triumphed 54-16 in Cardif…
30 Oct, 14:44
Wales player ratings vs New Zealand | Autumn Nations Series
Depleted Wales faced a Herculean task as they tackled New Zealand in their Autumn Nations Series opener at a sold-out Principality…
Ian Cameron
30 Oct, 14:18
Bath lose again after Williams red-carded for a tackle on Gopperth
Bath lock Mike Williams was sent off in the 47th minute for a dangerous challenge on Jimmy Gopperth as his side were beaten 27-17 …
30 Oct, 13:25
Van der Merwe and Shillcock both shine as Worcester upset Sale
Duhan van der Merwe and Jamie Shillcock scored a brace of tries apiece as Worcester claimed a 27-14 Premiership victory over Sale.
30 Oct, 13:09
Leicester run in seven tries at Northampton to rack up seventh win
Leicester impressively kept their 100 per cent record in the Premiership going with a 55-26 victory at East Midlands rivals Northa…
30 Oct, 12:54
Scintillating attacking display from Bristol is too good for Irish
Bristol grabbed their second win of the season in emphatic fashion with a scintillating display of attacking rugby to see off Lond…
30 Oct, 12:40
Steyn scores 4 tries as Scotland ease to emphatic win over Tonga
Gregor Townsend’s Scotland thrived against Tonga in their first match in front of supporters at Murrayfield since March 2020.
30 Oct, 12:06
Biggar a Wales injury doubt after missing second half with Saints
With Wales versus the All Blacks taking place outside the World Rugby player release window, Dan Biggar was on duty instead for No…
Liam Heagney
30 Oct, 11:32
Scotland player ratings vs Tonga | Autumn Nations Series
Scotland player ratings: Scotland’s opening match of the 2021 Autumn Nations Series saw a rare joint captaincy of the team...
Ian Cameron
30 Oct, 10:34
'He enjoys it' - All Black reveals on-field verbals with Alun Wyn Jones
All Blacks second row Sam Whitelock has revealed how Alun Wyn Jones deploys verbal tactics on the pitch, be it getting chatty with…
Kim Ekin
30 Oct, 7:12
'You're getting a perfect storm... a quite shocking outcome'
Alex Sanderson has his hands full with Sale as their rookie boss but that hasn't stopped him admiring how his old club Saracens ar…
Liam Heagney
30 Oct, 5:40
Fin Smith sheds light on what Dan Biggar said in 'cool' pep talk
It was master and apprentice last weekend when the seasoned Dan Biggar guided Northampton to a big win over Fin Smith and Worceste…
Liam Heagney
30 Oct, 4:56
Ritchie: 'My family are a big rugby family. For me, it's a massive honour'
The Edinburgh flanker had been due to lead Scotland in the summer, when both fixtures were cancelled.
30 Oct, 4:22
Cow boy Thomas is milking every moment
Bristol flanker Dan Thomas has excelled at Ashton Gate and knows the side have to repay Pat Lam after a loss of form.
Alex Bywater
30 Oct, 4:02
With matches being devalued, World Rugby must act - Andy Goode
The northern and southern hemispheres are colliding again this autumn after a year off but their calendars still aren’t aligned …
Andy Goode
30 Oct, 3:46
All Blacks relish prospect of facing ex-Kiwi teammates in Wales test
The All Blacks are relishing the chance of squaring off against a couple of former Super Rugby teammates when the Kiwis take on Wa…
Alex McLeod
30 Oct, 2:26
Beauden Barrett's top 10 All Blacks tries ahead of 100th test
With Beauden Barrett set play his 100th test for the All Blacks this weekend, we look back at his 10 best tries in the black jerse…
Alex McLeod
29 Oct, 23:57
Former NRL star set join Matt Giteau in third switch to rugby union
Former NRL centre Will Chambers will make the switch to rugby union for the third time in his career after agreeing to a move to t…
29 Oct, 20:55
Rieko Ioane pays tribute to Barrett and Jones ahead of milestone test
All Blacks star Rieko Ioane has paid tribute to teammate Beauden Barrett and Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones ahead of their milestone…
Alex McLeod
29 Oct, 19:57
'It would be amazing': Wales motivated by rotten record against All Blacks
Johnny Williams feels that Wales’ decades of defeat and disappointment against New Zealand will provide extra motivation in Satu…
29 Oct, 18:06
Exeter overcome half-time deficit to end Gloucester's unbeaten run
Gloucester’s unbeaten league run of four games came to a halt as Exeter’s second-half rally proved decisive in a 16-13 Gallagh…
29 Oct, 17:06
'On the field a total disaster. Off the field, a total disaster... a nadir for American rugby'
A former US Eagle has branded America's annihilation at the hands the All Blacks a 'nadir' for the sport in the US and a much-need…
Ian Cameron
29 Oct, 15:19
Black Ferns name nine debutants for long-awaited 100th test
Black Ferns coach Glen Moore has selected nine test debutants for the Black Ferns' clash with England this weekend, which will mar…
Kim Ekin
29 Oct, 14:15
'It's been really crucial': The All Blacks' key lesson prior to heading north
This weekend, the All Blacks will play their first match in Europe since 2018. For some members of the squad, it will be their fir…
Tom Vinicombe
29 Oct, 14:01
The weekly conversations behind Rieko Ioane's rich vein of form
Just once before has Rieko Ioane faced off against Wales in the cauldron of the Principality Stadium and on that occasion, the All…
Tom Vinicombe
29 Oct, 13:16
'Dare I say it, who is the pressure on? Is it us? Is it New Zealand?' - AWJ
The odds are stacked against Wales in their latest clash against the All Blacks.
29 Oct, 11:40
Wales call up Ulster hooker as cover for Ken Owens
Ulster have had to look to Ireland to supply them with a Welsh qualified hooker following an injury to frontrow veteran Ken Owens.…
Ian Cameron
29 Oct, 11:21
Why Saracens are 'grateful' for what Saints did with Nick Isiekwe
Nick Isiekwe doesn't feature much in general chat about players loaned out by Saracens last year but they are very grateful to Nor…
Liam Heagney
29 Oct, 11:01
England's new Aussie: 'I've not met many like obsessed Dolly'
Rookie Nic Dolly has enjoyed an incredible seven months, joining Leicester from Coventry and becoming a first-time England squad p…
Liam Heagney
29 Oct, 10:50
The new role that Harlequins have Andre 'The Giant' primed for
With Andre Esterhuizen having inked a deal through to 2025, Harlequins have been teasing out ways to increase his already huge inf…
Liam Heagney
29 Oct, 10:40
Ireland international Sammy Arnold to exit Connacht for Top 14
Connacht centre Sammy Arnold will leave the province at the end of the season and head to France, it has been confirmed.
Ian Cameron
29 Oct, 9:56
No.1 vs No.2: Will New Zealand suffer from lack of game time?
For the first time in over two years, the number one side in the world will meet the number two. The World Cup runners up will mee…
Lucy Lomax
29 Oct, 9:35
Mouthguards that record collisions ready for a Test match trial
Mouthguards that gather data around every impact when players collide with each other or with the ground will be worn in some upco…
29 Oct, 9:25
'They're going to put 40 points on us, maybe 50': Wales vs All Blacks preview
Wales host the All Blacks this weekend in a clash between this year's Guinness Six Nations champions and the Rugby Championship wi…
Josh Raisey
29 Oct, 8:05
Dan Biggar - Why the Autumn Nations Series is the most brutal series in rugby | All Access with Jim Hamilton
RugbyPass' Jim Hamilton had the opportunity to sit down with Dan Biggar on All Access in association with Amazon Prime this week.
29 Oct, 7:22
All Blacks could reclaim World No.1 spot in Cardiff
The All Blacks will reclaim the world No.1 spot in the World Rugby Rankings should they beat Wales in Cardiff this weekend.
Kim Ekin
29 Oct, 7:10
Barrett, Anscombe and the rising back row star - Wales v NZ talking points
Wales face a demanding Autumn Nations Series opener on Saturday when they tackle New Zealand at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
29 Oct, 6:54
The Ben Youngs 'good point' driving on England training this week
Something said this week by Ben Youngs wasn't lost on Ellis Genge as a revamped England squad looks to quickly get up to speed for…
Liam Heagney
29 Oct, 6:37
Rassie Erasmus' Autumn Nations Series hangs in balance this weekend
South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus will this weekend be the subject of a World Rugby misconduct hearing having critic…
Chris Jones
29 Oct, 6:15
Springboks' forward wary of Lions sub-plot in Cardiff
The Springboks are well aware of a potential backlash from Wales, when they open their year-end tour in Cardiff next week.
Jan De Koning
29 Oct, 5:40
'What do we get for that? Zilch': Why Bristol are ignoring table
The loss of four of their five Premiership matches so far has left Bristol in 12th place but don't mention this to Bears boss Pat …
Liam Heagney
29 Oct, 4:50
'The danger when you get stick is you don't talk to people...'
Rookie Worcester boss Jonathan Thomas has reacted to his struggling Premiership team conceding 156 points and 23 tries in three ga…
Liam Heagney
29 Oct, 4:32
'I've made big f*** ups in life... things you kick yourself over'
It is a tricky time at Sale for Alex Sanderson with rookie 20-year-old out-half Tom Curtis missing points-costing clock-in-the-red…
Liam Heagney
29 Oct, 4:09
Position switch-up excites Scotland's Darcy Graham
The Edinburgh player is usually a wing but will replace captain Stuart Hogg at number 15 against Tonga.
29 Oct, 4:08
Ian Foster's message to Damian McKenzie amid All Blacks fullback race
Jordie Barrett may have established himself as the first-choice All Blacks fullback, but don't expect Damian McKenzie to not featu…
Alex McLeod
29 Oct, 0:48
Moana Pasifika add Hong Kong and Manu Samoa internationals to squad
Moana Pasifika's off-season recruitment remains in full swing as the expansion franchise has announced the arrival of two hookers …
Alex McLeod
28 Oct, 22:42
All Blacks boss Ian Foster explains team selection for Wales test
While the All Blacks have named a full-strength team to face Wales this weekend, the selection of some players have certainly turn…
Alex McLeod
28 Oct, 21:42
Wales boss Wayne Pivac dismisses 68-year drought against All Blacks
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac accepts that “history speaks volumes” ahead of his Six Nations champions tackling the All Blacks …
28 Oct, 18:28
The only test that has taught the All Blacks anything in 2021
Let’s hope Wales hand the All Blacks a lineout bath in Cardiff because, on the basis of this year's test schedule, New Zealand…
Hamish Bidwell
28 Oct, 18:15
'Blown up a little bit': Foster hits back at critics of unavailable Welsh stars
New Zealand coach Ian Foster believes Wales’ selection issues have been “blown up a little bit” and had no interest in assua…
28 Oct, 17:10
'It's a little disappointing... you want the teams fully loaded'
Harlequins versus Saracens is a Sunday sell-out but Nick Evans accepts why some fans might be unhappy the teams are not at full st…
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 14:17
England in Jersey: 'Sincks doesn't get anywhere enough grief'
Ellis Genge has given an insight into what is going on at England camp in Jersey while also mentioning the absent Vunipola and For…
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 14:08
Ethan Blackadder wins blindside battle as All Blacks bring back big guns
After naming a largely experimental side to take on the Eagles in Maryland last weekend, Ian Foster has unsurprisingly recalled hi…
Tom Vinicombe
28 Oct, 12:08
All Blacks ready for another set-piece onslaught from Alun Wyn Jones' Wales
While their opposition will be without some crucial personnel when the All Blacks square off with Wales in Cardiff this weekend, t…
Tom Vinicombe
28 Oct, 11:46
'I can't say enough about the bloke. He's a one-in-a-generation-type player'
The Ireland fly-half is expected to win his 100th cap against Japan on Saturday week.
28 Oct, 10:44
Obano ruled out of Six Nations as Bath seek cover for two England stars
England prop Ben Obano will miss the 2022 Guinness Six Nations and possibly the entire season after Bath confirmed that the prop h…
Ian Cameron
28 Oct, 10:21
Wales lose Owens barely 30 minutes after picking him in their XV
Ken Owens was included in the Wales XV originally announced by Wayne Pivac to face the All Blacks only for him to quickly pull out…
28 Oct, 10:19
Sevens connection could foster Black Ferns selection
The Black Ferns must quickly build combinations ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.
Ben Wylie
28 Oct, 10:12
Cockerill with England: 'A big jump in how you conduct yourself'
Ellis Genge has given his verdict on how Richard Cockerill, his ex-Leicester boss, is doing in his first full week with the Englan…
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 9:46
'I don't feel like we're in a crisis' - Chiefs name team for bounce back mission
Rob Baxter has named his Exeter Chiefs side for a Gallagher Premiership bounce-back mission when they take on Gloucester this week…
Kim Ekin
28 Oct, 9:07
'Angry, sad, confused, betrayed' - Heartbroken Kerevi says truth will come out
Blockbusting Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi has taken to social media to address his withdrawal from Australia's tour of Europe this…
Ian Cameron
28 Oct, 7:34
Wales make 9 changes from team that faced France in Six Nations
Wales boss Wayne Pivac will field a team showing nine changes from last March against the touring All Blacks in Cardiff on Saturda…
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 7:09
What Bristol have made of ex-All Black John Afoa as a rookie coach
Bristol prop John Afoa, the 2011 World Cup winner with the All Blacks, is just weeks into his first season as the Bears' new scrum…
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 6:47
'It hurts' - Quade Cooper breaks silence on shock Wallabies withdrawl
Wallabies standoff Quade Cooper has taken to social media following his shock withdrawal from the Wallabies tour of Europe, which …
Ian Cameron
28 Oct, 6:40
'It can get overbearing' - Baber admits pressure of Fiji job got to him
The pressure of coaching Fiji's national Sevens side got to Gareth Baber, the Olympic gold-winning coach has admitted.
Ian Cameron
28 Oct, 6:18
'He had a lot of reasons not to come and he chose to come...'
Losing Ben Spencer and Richard Wigglesworth in quick succession was a headache but Aled Davies has solved the Saracens No9 situati…
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 5:24
Quade Cooper's shock Wallabies withdrawal sees Kurtley Beale recalled
Kurtley Beale and Noah Lolesio will be parachuted into the Wallabies squad for the upcoming Spring Tour, but the international fut…
28 Oct, 4:44
Biggar as a 19-year-old: 'Dan would lose his head quite often...'
Jonathan Thomas has compared Fin Smith, his young Worcester out-half, with the 19-year-old Dan Biggar he knew at Ospreys.
Liam Heagney
28 Oct, 4:42
Wallaby No.399 Jim Phipps dies
The Australian rugby community is mourning the loss of 11-Test Wallaby James "Jim" Phipps, who has died aged 89.
28 Oct, 4:12
'One of the bravest' British and Irish Lions, Sandy Carmichael dies
Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions forward Sandy Carmichael has died at the age of 77.
28 Oct, 4:06
Blues lure German-born Anton Segner north for Super Rugby Pacific
Nelson-based German-born flanker Anton Segner will venture north to join the Super Rugby ranks with the Blues.
Online Editors
27 Oct, 17:34
Last chance saloon arrives for All Blacks loose forwards
With the axe hanging ominously over the All Blacks loose forwards, the next month will prove crucial.
Tom Vinicombe
27 Oct, 15:00
Harlequins hit out at critics who claim they 'fluked' title win
Harlequins coach Nick Evans and skipper Stephan Lewies have suggested their Premiership title win hasn't been fully respected by s…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 14:02
The Saracens verdict on the 2021 form of England skipper Farrell
The form of Owen Farrell through 2021 with England, Saracens and the Lions has been one of the year's most hotly debated subjects.…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 13:02
What uncapped Lynagh took away from his fleeting England look-in
Harlequins have explained what the still Australian/Italian-eligible Louis Lynagh took away from his brief England experience in S…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 12:03
What can we expect to see from the Allianz Cup?
As the Allianz Premier 15s season breaks for the Autumn Internationals, fans are slowly being introduced to a new competition, The…
Stella Mills
27 Oct, 11:45
World 12s appoints CEO on same day it suffers World Rugby rejection
World 12s have named their CEO but World Rugby have released a statement that appears to end hopes of the tournament ever taking p…
Sam Smith
27 Oct, 11:08
What Gregor Townsend makes of his four uncapped Scotland starters
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend had described the various characteristics of the four uncapped players in his starting XV to face T…
27 Oct, 10:31
'Still a way off': No sign of Polledri return after 12 months out
It is nearly 12 months since Gloucester back-rower Jake Polledri suffered a severe knee injury when playing for Italy and he is st…
Chris Jones
27 Oct, 10:04
All Blacks exactly where they need to be as key cavalry arrives
The All Blacks were out-muscled by the Springboks - but they were also stripped of some key figures.
Gregor Paul
27 Oct, 9:08
'Competition so interesting': Ex-Wallaby Phipps on England No9 call
Ben Youngs has long been the England No9 and ex-Wallaby Nick Phipps is wondering how the new kids on the block with now fare again…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 8:14
Scotland make eight changes, include four new caps versus Tonga
Scotland boss Gregor Townsend has made eight changes to his starting XV for this Saturday's clash with Tonga, their first game las…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 7:44
The training ground moment that signals Gareth Anscombe is ready
Ospreys fly-half Gareth Anscombe suffered a catastrophic knee injury during a World Cup warm-up game for Wales in August 2019.
27 Oct, 6:48
USA and Wales important stops on All Blacks' world tour
There are some very good reasons for the All Blacks' visit to America.
Tony Johnson
27 Oct, 6:35
How Nathan Hughes has reacted to 'honest conversation' at Bristol
Not since the September 25 hammering at Wasps has Nathan Hughes, one of Pat Lam's biggest signings, featured in the Bristol starti…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 6:21
'A noticeable step forward': Where Exeter reckon Lions helped Hill
Jonny Hill didn't have a great Lions tour but Rob Baxter, his Exeter club boss, has identified the growth that England will now be…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 4:26
How ex-Springboks centre van Rensburg graduated from tackle school
A new tackle school initiative meant that Rohan Janse van Rensburg of Sale and Leicester's Dan Kelly finished their bans a week ea…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 4:09
Irishman in temporary charge at Toulon following Collazo sacking
Last Sunday's hammering at La Rochelle was the last straw for Toulon owner Bernard Lemaitre, who has sacked head coach Patrice Col…
Liam Heagney
27 Oct, 3:58
Can Wales lift the All Black cloud of despair?
Wales are big underdogs against the All Blacks but their 92-cap lock Gareth Llewellyn believes they have to go in with no fear in …
Andrew Elliott
27 Oct, 2:47
Why Quinn Tupaea could be unlucky omission for test against Wales
A former All Black and a five-time Super Rugby champion say Quinn Tupaea could be the unlucky omission from the All Blacks team to…
Alex McLeod
27 Oct, 1:43
'We'll have to be very smart': What the All Blacks expect from Wales
Regardless of how many players Wales are missing ahead of this week's clash with the All Blacks in Cardiff, the Kiwis aren't takin…
Alex McLeod
26 Oct, 23:10
Moana Pasifika sign Tasman star to add Fijian flavour to squad
Moana Pasifika have signed their first player of Fijian heritage by adding exciting Tasman Mako wing Timoci Tavatavanawai to their…
Alex McLeod
26 Oct, 21:33
'It's just sad': All Blacks coach's sympathy for Covid-infected Halaholo
An All Blacks coach says "it's very sad" that Kiwi-born Welsh star Willis Halaholo won't be able to face his countrymen this weeke…
Alex McLeod
26 Oct, 21:01
Blues re-sign four key players ahead of Super Rugby Pacific
The Blues have re-signed four key players as they look to clinch back-to-back titles in next year's inaugural Super Rugby Pacific.
Alex McLeod
26 Oct, 17:47
Rejuvenated James O'Connor primed for jersey dogfight
James O'Connor is returning to where he turned his life around.
Christy Doran
26 Oct, 16:58
'They've put us under real pressure': 'Special' challenge awaits All Blacks
It's been a long time since the All Blacks last faced off with European opposition - dating back to the bronze play-off when they …
Tom Vinicombe
26 Oct, 15:55
What unfolded when Worcester spoke to Joe Schmidt over Ted Hill ban
It was October 6 when Worcester said they would take the Ted Hill ban up with World Rugby and they have since spoken with Joe Schm…
Liam Heagney
26 Oct, 14:02
The Farrell reaction to an England squad missing some big names
Skipper Owen Farrell has been speaking about how some very big names were left out of the England squad when it was announced eigh…
Liam Heagney
26 Oct, 13:51
Wales call up Scott Williams after Uilisi Halaholo gets ruled out
Wales have turned to Scott Williams after Uilisi Halaholo became the latest player to suffer a setback ahead of Saturday's All Bla…
Sam Smith
26 Oct, 13:27
'That's what stuck out first': Retallick's first impression of new team mate
The All Blacks boast exceptional depth in the second row at present, even with Patrick Tuipulotu and Scott Barrett returning to Ne…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Oct, 11:37
Habana: What Boks beating All Blacks means for Autumn Nations Series
Bryan Habana on what the win by the Springboks over the All Blacks earlier this month means for the Autumn Nations Series.
26 Oct, 11:30
'Really hurt': Stuart Hogg breaks silence over Exeter, Lions axe
Scotland captain Stuart Hogg has revealed the steps he has taken to recover from a demoralising summer with Exeter and the Lions.
26 Oct, 10:47
Cane issues tongue-in-cheek warning for former teammate Anscombe
Chances are there'll be a handful of current and former Chiefs running out when New Zealand take on Wales this weekend - but they …
Tom Vinicombe
26 Oct, 10:30
Six Nations have their say on the 'Springboks joining' speculation
The Springboks have been persistently linked with joining the Six Nations tournament despite signing a Rugby Championship contract…
26 Oct, 10:22
'Great potential': Irish sign a second Pumas player inside a week
Winger Lucio Cinti Luna has put pen to paper at London Irish just six days after back-rower Juan Martin Gonzalez Samso also joined…
Liam Heagney
26 Oct, 10:07
What the tongue-in-cheek Sexton texted Ireland recall Simon Zebo
Last week's return of Simon Zebo to the Ireland fold after four-and-a-half years out resulted in Johnny Sexton texting a mischievo…
Liam Heagney
26 Oct, 7:22
The 'massive' Marcus Smith asset that Owen Farrell really admires
England are currently training in Jersey and skipper Owen Farrell has spoken about the prospects of new Test No10 Marcus Smith.
Liam Heagney
26 Oct, 6:33
'Contact made': Beale sounded out about emergency Wallabies return
Kurtley Beale has been sounded out for an emergency Wallabies return as coach Dave Rennie grapples with some late tour withdrawals…
26 Oct, 5:11
Wallabies lose two players for tour, including centre Samu Kerevi
Samu Kerevi and fellow Japan-based talent Sean McMahon have withdrawn from the Wallabies and instead do pre-season training for th…
26 Oct, 4:36
Fijian Drua confirm seven new signings, including three test stars
The Fijian Drua have announced the arrival of seven new players to their growing roster ahead of the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific…
Alex McLeod
26 Oct, 0:39
Moana Pasifika sign Hurricanes duo to add experience to squad
Moana Pasifika added talent and experience to their inaugural playing squad by signing two Hurricanes stars ahead of next year's S…
Alex McLeod
25 Oct, 23:26
Sean Wainui's death being treated by coroner as suspected suicide
The death of New Zealand Super Rugby player Sean Wainui last week is being treated as a suspected suicide, a coroner said.
25 Oct, 22:27
'I'm not quite in good enough shape to be playing test footy': Sam Cane's stark admission
Sam Cane doesn't expect to be locked in as a certain starter for this week's test against Wales, and he doesn't think you should e…
Alex McLeod
25 Oct, 21:48
Wales star says his side have 'belief' to shock the All Blacks
The All Blacks will start as overwhelming favourites, having beaten Wales 31 times in succession since their last defeat in the fi…
25 Oct, 20:13
Why Quinn Tupaea is the man for the All Blacks No 12 jersey
David Havili may have started at No 12 in most All Blacks tests this year, but Quinn Tupaea offers something that Havili cannot, w…
Campbell Burnes
25 Oct, 18:49
Ringfencing, the Premiership and the law of unintended consequence
With relegation again shelved, the Gallagher Premiership will next season expand to 14 clubs.
Paul Smith
25 Oct, 12:23
Leicester Tigers show their muscle
Leicester Tigers underlined their notable renaissance, Worcester Warriors wilted under a Saints bombardment and Wales' omitted sta…
Garry Doyle   Owain Jones
25 Oct, 10:41
Liam Williams unlikely to feature for Wales against New Zealand
Wales have been hit by injuries and unavailability for the All Blacks clash.
25 Oct, 10:36
France name Antoine Dupont as stand-in captain
Antoine Dupont will captain France during next month’s Autumn International Series the French Rugby Federation has announced.
Paul Smith
25 Oct, 10:18
Italy name Michele Lamaro as their new captain
Benetton Rugby back-rower Michele Lamaro has been named as Italy's new captain.
Paul Smith
25 Oct, 9:36
Wallabies injury raises Louis Lynagh tug-of-war possibility
An injury in the Australian camp has raised the intriguing possibility of a tug-of-war over the services of Harlequins’ Louis Ly…
Paul Smith
25 Oct, 7:33
French giants again rumoured to eye Vunipola signing swoop
French rugby paper Midi Olympique has again linked Billy and Mako Vunipola with a move to the Top 14.
Paul Smith
25 Oct, 6:25
Why Rassie Erasmus will no longer be the Springboks' water boy
South Africa have confirmed that unless he is banned following next weekend’s World Rugby disciplinary hearing Rassie Erasmus wi…
Paul Smith
25 Oct, 4:57
Ten years ago today Gareth Thomas retired from rugby
Thomas won 100 rugby union caps for Wales and captained the British and Irish Lions at the age of 37.
25 Oct, 4:10
Rugby's rich list: The world's highest-paid players in 2021
A former All Blacks star and a World Cup-winning Springbok have jointly topped an updated list of rugby's highest-played players.
Sam Smith
25 Oct, 0:34
Moana Pasifika sign first Cook Islander as one of three new signings
Moana Pasifika have added the first player of Cook Island heritage to their squad as one of three new signings.
Alex McLeod
24 Oct, 22:26
Report: World Rugby's plan to revive Nations Championship concept
World Rugby has reportedly drawn up four separate plans to revive the Nations Championship, which was last proposed in 2019, follo…
Sam Smith
24 Oct, 20:43
Ma'a Nonu re-signs with San Diego Legion to confirm MLR return
All Blacks great Ma'a Nonu is returning to the United States for the next chapter of his storied playing career.
Alex McLeod
24 Oct, 19:22
Why the USA can take heart from Japan's improvement
There are some parallels between the USA and Japan, even if their rugby development is years apart.
Tom Vinicombe
24 Oct, 15:09
'Max Malins reaping benefit of top-tier rugby last term' - Mark McCall
.Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall feels the free-scoring Max Malins is reaping the benefit of remaining in the top flight la…
24 Oct, 14:03
Max Malins grabs a four-timer as in-form Saracens hammer depleted Wasps
Max Malins made it back-to-back hat-tricks in the Gallagher Premiership with four tries in Saracens’ thumping 56-15 victory over…
24 Oct, 12:25
Bath Media Manager - the toughest job in English rugby?
Stuart Hooper is not having the easiest time of things at present, but Bath's director of rugby fronted up to the BT Sport cameras…
Paul Smith
24 Oct, 11:49
Glasgow sign Nathan McBeth from Lions
.Glasgow have announced the signing of former Scotland Under-20s prop Nathan McBeth from United Rugby Championship rivals the Lion…
24 Oct, 10:30
World Rugby leak suggests Rassie Erasmus' ref criticisms are mostly correct
World Rugby will acknowledge that South African director of rugby Rassie Erasmus was correct about the vast majority of criticism …
Paul Smith
24 Oct, 9:50
The strange tale of the 1994 Women's World Cup...
Being part of a team that loses a World Cup after taking part in a final is a tough experience
Paul Smith
24 Oct, 8:45
History won't repeat itself with new All Blacks lock Josh Lord
Josh Lord isn't the first Taranaki second-rower to be plucked from relative obscurity into the All Blacks.
Gregor Paul
24 Oct, 8:06
Samu Kerevi and Sean McMahon - Wallabies await Autumn Series news
The precise composition of the Wallabies squad for their autumn tour of the British Isles is set to be confirmed in the next few d…
Paul Smith
24 Oct, 7:34
'It was an ugly game but they are a pressure team that makes it hard and niggly'
.“Outstanding” Gloucester fly-half Lloyd Evans spearheaded his side to victory at Kingsholm by scoring 19 of his points in a …
24 Oct, 6:02
George Ford and Ben Youngs catch their coach's eye in Leicester's defeat of Sale
.Leicester boss Steve Borthwick praised England international half-backs George Ford and Ben Youngs after the Tigers claimed a six…
24 Oct, 5:35
Bath will blot out external criticism after Harlequins defeat - Stuart Hooper
Stuart Hooper admitted Bath would be blotting out external criticism after Saturday’s 31-17 defeat at Harlequins condemned the c…
24 Oct, 4:49
'We've been too nice at times and shown New Zealand too much respect'
Mike Phillips admits Wales have struggled to cope with New Zealand’s psychological grip on them ahead of rivalries being renewed…
24 Oct, 4:16
'It doesn't feel like a blood and guts loss, it feels like a pretty poor loss'
Rob Baxter is already looking forward to Friday night’s clash with Gloucester when Exeter will be determined to make amends for …
24 Oct, 3:41
'I'm not obsessive': Life in France and what's next for Ihaia West
Eight years after shooting to fame as the red-haired Maori who won the Ranfurly Shield, Ihaia West is loving his French leave at L…
Liam Heagney
24 Oct, 3:29
'I dreamed of being a farmer': Vaea Fifita's Tongan odyssey
From stark poverty and family strife to the summit of professional rugby, this is Vaea Fifita's story.
Jamie Lyall
24 Oct, 2:58
'Throw Japan in The Rugby Championship': Japan impress again despite loss
Japan captured the hearts of rugby fans all around the world when they recorded their history making win over South Africa at the …
Finn Morton
24 Oct, 1:46
What Rennie thought was 'disappointing' about the win over Japan
The Wallabies made it five wins in a row on Sunday afternoon as they overcame a resilient Japan side to win 32-23 at Oita Stadium.
Finn Morton
24 Oct, 0:31
Wallabies ready to test themselves against European 'challenge'
A five-Test winning run has lifted the Wallabies to third on the world rugby rankings but just how real that improvement is will…
23 Oct, 23:33
'He's running around like a very quick fly': All Black impresses after first start
The All Blacks returned to winning ways on Sunday morning [NZT] with an emphatic 90-point win over the United States in Washington…
Finn Morton
23 Oct, 22:11
'Looks like we've watched too much NBA': Why Foster was 'grumpy' after win
The All Blacks put on a show at Washington DC’s FedEx Field on Sunday morning [NZT] as they recorded a convincing 104-14 win ove…
Finn Morton
23 Oct, 20:51
Myler kicks all 18 points as Ospreys inflict first Munster defeat
Munster were beaten for the first time in this season's URC as the Stephen Myler-inspired Ospreys recorded an 18-10 victory in Swa…
23 Oct, 19:37
All Blacks player ratings vs USA Eagles | 2021 end-of-year internationals
Here's how the All Blacks rated in their 104-14 thrashing of the USA Eagles at FedEx Field in Washington DC.
Mike Rehu
23 Oct, 18:30
All Blacks crack a century in tour-opening demolition of USA Eagles
It wasn't perfect, but the All Blacks ran up a score reflective of the dominance many expected of them against the USA Eagles in W…
Alex McLeod
23 Oct, 17:42
Dragons fail to profit from Lee-Lo red card as Cardiff hold sway
Dragons failed to make the most of a fast start and a red card for Cardiff centre Rey Lee-Lo as they were beaten 31-29 by their We…
23 Oct, 15:16
Timely URC upset as noisy neighbours Connacht scalp unbeaten Ulster
Leinster, Munster and Ulster had stolen an early-season march in the URC but Connacht have now provided an attention-grabbing upse…
Liam Heagney
23 Oct, 14:26
Injured Obano an England doubt as late rally sees Harlequins home
Late rally secures Harlequins a ninth-successive home bonus-point triumph as they recorded a 31-17 Premiership victory against win…
23 Oct, 13:20
No stopping leaders Leicester with George Ford again the star
Leaders Leicester recorded a sixth successive Premiership victory of the season after beating Sale Sharks 19-11 at Welford Road.
23 Oct, 12:39
Irish snap a winless 11-game run with deserved victory at Exeter
London Irish registered their first victory of the season as the recent resurgence by Exeter in the Premiership stalled at Sandy P…
23 Oct, 12:26
Immaculate kicking from 19-point Evans secures Gloucester a win
Lloyd Evans kicked 19 points as Gloucester extended their unbeaten run in the Premiership to four games with a 29-20 win against N…
23 Oct, 12:09
Edinburgh turn a one-point interval lead into a bonus win at Zebre
Edinburgh pulled clear in the second half to earn a hard-fought 27-10 bonus-point victory over Zebre Parma in the United Rugby Cha…
23 Oct, 10:27
England to benefit after reaching an 85 per cent minimum target
Eddie Jones' England will be operating with reduced coronavirus restrictions for the Autumn Nations Series after an update from th…
23 Oct, 10:15
What Northampton made of Skosan, their hat-trick debut-making wing
Ex-Springboks winger Courtnall Skosan signed for Northampton in the summer but had to wait until Friday night to make his new club…
23 Oct, 9:06
Japan's post-game message for the Rugby Championship authorities
A Japan player has made an impassioned plea for his team to be included in the Rugby Championship after their tight tussle with Au…
23 Oct, 6:07
The biggest difference noticed by Saracens since Premiership return
Saracens have returned to the Premiership after a one-season stay in the Championship and Mark McCall has identified one major dif…
Liam Heagney
23 Oct, 5:34
Hodge a UK tour doubt but Wallabies issue happier update on Cooper
Reece Hodge is a doubt for the UK leg of the Wallabies tour but Dave Rennie has confirmed better news about the availability of Qu…
23 Oct, 5:26
608-day wait is over as Agen end an agonising 34-game winless run
Free-falling French Pro D2 club Agen have finally win won a match for the first time since February 2020, snapping a 34-game winle…
Liam Heagney
23 Oct, 4:56
How Radwan has gone from 'worst running technique ever' to England
Potential England star winger Adam Radwan was once incredibly told at Newcastle he probably had the worst running technique ever f…
Liam Heagney
23 Oct, 4:24
Wallabies player ratings vs Japan | 2021 end-of-year internationals
Here's how the Wallabies rated in their 32-23 win over Japan in the first match of their end-of-year tour.
Nick Turnbull
23 Oct, 3:45
Japan player ratings vs Wallabies | 2021 end-of-year internationals
Here's how the Brave Blossoms rated in their 32-23 defeat to the Wallabies in the opening test of their end-of-year internationals…
Alex McLeod
23 Oct, 3:06
Wallabies overcome Brave Blossoms tussle to win fifth straight
It didn’t come easy, but the Wallabies have extended their winning streak to five matches after beating Japan 32-23 at Oita Stad…
Finn Morton
23 Oct, 2:40
Ma'a Nonu makes second East Coast outing in Heartland Championship
All Blacks great Ma'a Nonu has extended his stint with Ngati Porou East Coast by making a second appearance for the provincial sid…
Sam Smith
23 Oct, 0:32
All Blacks greats reflect on 2011 World Cup success a decade on
It has been 10 years to the day since the All Blacks snapped a 24-year World Cup drought with a tense 8-7 victory over France at E…
Sam Smith
22 Oct, 21:05
All Blacks duo re-sign with Blues ahead of 2022 Super Rugby Pacific
All Blacks props Karl Tu'inukuafe and Alex Hodgman have re-signed with the Blues ahead of the inaugural 2022 Super Rugby Pacific c…
Alex McLeod
22 Oct, 19:36
Dan Sheehan crosses as Leinster secure bonus-point victory in Glasgow
Dan Sheehan celebrated his first Ireland call-up with a third try in two matches as Leinster secured an impressive 31-15 bonus-poi…
22 Oct, 17:35
Courtnall Skosan scores debut hat-trick as 10-try Northampton demolish Worcester
South African winger Courtnall Skosan scored a hat-trick of tries on his debut as Northampton got back to winning ways emphaticall…
22 Oct, 17:28
Scarlets bounce back from heavy defeats with victory over Benetton in Llanelli
Scrum-half Dane Blacker scored two tries as the Scarlets picked up a morale-boosting 34-28 bonus-point win over Benetton in Llanel…
22 Oct, 17:19
Ex-Lions boss has 4-point plan to tackle nuisance water carriers
Ian McGeechan has had enough of nuisance water carriers interfering with rugby and has written a four-point plan to tackle an unwa…
Liam Heagney
22 Oct, 12:24
'They hand my arse to me': Ethan de Groot's tough All Blacks lessons
The benefit for Ethan de Groot of the All Blacks going on a 10-week tour is that the selectors were forced to select eight props i…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Oct, 11:32
'That's the trap': Christie cautious ahead of first All Blacks start
The All Blacks will field their seventh different starting halves combination for the season when Finlay Christie and Richie Mo'un…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Oct, 10:30
All Blacks to send 11 players on to Europe ahead of USA test
While the bulk of the All Blacks squad are buckling down ahead of this weekend's clash with the United States, a small contingent …
Tom Vinicombe
22 Oct, 9:12
The 3 things Richards looks for when unearthing Newcastle talent
It is no fluke Newcastle are suddenly enjoying bumper representation in the England squad as Dean Richards has an uncanny eye for …
Liam Heagney
22 Oct, 8:46
Bath bench Cipriani as they make 8 changes after Saracens beating
Ex-England out-half Danny Cipriani is one of many to pay a selection price following last Sunday's humiliation for Bath against Sa…
Liam Heagney
22 Oct, 7:45
The 'bankrupt' Wray advice Eddie Jones passed on to Alex Sanderson
Rookie Sale boss Alex Sanderson has revealed a motivating story about Nigel Wray told to him over dinner with England boss Eddie J…
Liam Heagney
22 Oct, 6:43
RFU launch 2025 World Cup bid amid hopes of a £150m economic boost
With World Rugby stating the women’s game is the single biggest opportunity to grow the sport, the RFU will now bid for World Cu…
Kim Ekin
22 Oct, 6:19
How surprise Cowan exit opened Irish door for a 20-year-old rookie
It was 11 weeks ago when Irish were blindsided by Blair Cowan's release request but they have filled the gap with Juan Martin Gonz…
Liam Heagney
22 Oct, 5:20
Saracens name a 34-year-old veteran as 'one of our best signings'
Veteran lock Tim Swinson had retired when approached by Saracens in 2020, but he has gone on to show age is no barrier to success …
Liam Heagney
22 Oct, 4:05
Fresh faces will give England a new look
Eddie Jones has named a squad full of vim and vigour for the Autumn Series and there are names to excite every England fan
Will Owen
22 Oct, 3:35
Moana Pasifika bolster squad with three Manu Samoa loose forwards
Moana Pasifika have continued to build their playing squad ahead of their debut Super Rugby campaign by signing three Manu Samoa l…
Alex McLeod
22 Oct, 0:20
Australian-born Brave Blossoms star issues warning to Wallabies
An Australian-born Japanese star has warned the Wallabies to write the Brave Blossoms off at their peril ahead of Saturday's showd…
21 Oct, 23:16
What Ian Foster expects from the USA against the All Blacks
The All Blacks expect the underdog United States to feed off the energy of their home crowd when the teams meet in Washington DC t…
21 Oct, 23:05
How the Wallabies plan to avoid becoming the latest victims of Japan
Already out of their comfort zone, the Wallabies are bracing for a high-octane start to their first spring tour in four years on S…
21 Oct, 22:54
Crusaders-Highlanders rivalry to enter new territory in 2022
The Crusaders and Highlanders will battle each other for South Island supremacy in uncharted territory for the first time ever in …
21 Oct, 22:13
'A player for the future': The All Blacks youngsters impressing Ian Foster
Much has been made of Josh Lord's imminent All Blacks debut against the USA this weekend, but there's another young gun catching t…
Alex McLeod
21 Oct, 21:56
Solomone Kata released from Brumbies contract amid Covid restrictions
Solomone Kata has been granted a release from his Super Rugby contract with the Brumbies so he can remain in New Zealand for famil…
21 Oct, 19:40
USA Eagles name Major League Rugby-based side to take on All Blacks
The USA Eagles have named their team to take on the All Blacks at FedEx Field in Washington DC this weekend.
Alex McLeod
21 Oct, 18:45
All Blacks rookie Josh Lord to make debut from bench against USA
All Blacks rookie Josh Lord will complete his rapid rise to test rugby this weekend when he makes his international debut against …
Alex McLeod
21 Oct, 15:59
After shock football exit, Dominic McKay makes return to rugby union
McKay has been appointed interim chairman of European Professional Club Rugby.
21 Oct, 14:54
'Really good for us since he arrived': Irish verdict on Jackson
Paddy Jackson is now into his third season at London Irish and Declan Kidney has given his verdict on how the out-half is currentl…
Liam Heagney
21 Oct, 13:20
'He doesn't do it in a nasty way': Sale on how Lions matured Curry
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has elaborated on exactly why back-rower Tom Curry has returned from the Lions tour as a better player.
Liam Heagney
21 Oct, 13:08
Chance arrives for Japan to prove Rugby Championship mettle
The Brave Blossoms have yet to prove they can compete with the speed of the Wallabies or All Blacks.
Tom Vinicombe
21 Oct, 13:04
What Exeter make of Joe Simmonds the sub and not the starting No10
It has been a strange time for Joe Simmonds at Exeter as he has only been good enough to make the bench after a tricky start to th…
Liam Heagney
21 Oct, 12:59
Josh Adams on the flip side of facing NZ with a depleted side
Reigning Six Nations champions face tough autumn schedule.
21 Oct, 11:48
Licking Carl Fearns' head and spray tans help Falcons become Eddie's new favourites
Newcastle have been transformed from the unloved Northern outpost of Premiership rugby to Eddie Jones’s new favourite team with …
Chris Jones
21 Oct, 10:02
Ex-Six Nations and Lions boss Feehan lands role in another sport
It was April 2018 when John Feehan was ousted as the Six Nations and Lions CEO after his 16-year stewardship of both rugby propert…
Liam Heagney
21 Oct, 8:14
Gareth Baber talks Fijian hostels, 3am meetings, Olympic gold and Edinburgh
From a 3am near-sacking to Olympic sevens gold, Gareth Baber brings hard-earned Fijian wisdom to his new role at Edinburgh.
Jamie Lyall
21 Oct, 7:44
Wasps make two signings, including ex-NFL player Alex Gray
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has again been busy with recruitment, this time signing ex-NFL player Alex Gray and a Championship out-hal…
Liam Heagney
21 Oct, 7:18
What Mike Phillips loved most about All Black Dan Carter at Racing
Currently on a book tour in Wales, Mike Phillips has spoken about Dan Carter, the legendary All Blacks No10 who was a teammate at …
Liam Heagney
21 Oct, 6:32
Ireland Women's head coach to step down after RWC disappointment
The IRFU have confirmed that Adam Griggs will step down as Ireland Women's Head Coach following this year's November's Autumn Test…
Kim Ekin
21 Oct, 6:05
George Kruis nails down an off-field deal with old club Saracens
George Kruis is preparing for the new season in Japan but his fourfive company have secured a partnership with his old club Sarace…
Liam Heagney
21 Oct, 5:56
Paisami steps in for injured Kerevi as Wallabies unveil strong line-up
Coach Dave Rennie is expecting the transition from Samu Kerevi to Hunter Paisami to be seamless as the Wallabies prepare for a fas…
21 Oct, 4:47
'I took a lot away': The thing Ali Price learned most with Lions
Scotland scrum-half Ali Price has been reflecting on his Lions tour ahead of his first appearance of this season with Glasgow.
21 Oct, 4:39
Brave Blossoms leave stars on the bench for Wallabies skirmish
The Brave Blossoms have named a relatively inexperienced line-up for this weekend's clash with the Wallabies, including two debuta…
21 Oct, 4:32
This is what most England fans have been craving - Andy Goode
England fans should be excited by the 34-man squad that coach Eddie Jones has picked for the autumn and his change in approach.
Andy Goode
21 Oct, 4:14
Springboks will have Erasmus back in camp for European tour
Just more than a week out from his World Rugby disciplinary hearing it was revealed that Erasmus will form part of South Africa’…
Jan De Koning
20 Oct, 21:14
Samoa announce coaching staff and selection policy for match against the Barbarians
The Barbarian’s game is the only match to be played from the recently cancelled tour of Europe due to Covid-19 implications.
20 Oct, 18:35
'Every time he put a shoulder on, you felt it': What facing Liam Squire was like
Liam Squire announced that he is retiring from all forms of rugby on medical advice due to an ongoing knee injury, with the 30-yea…
Sam Smith
20 Oct, 18:10
Samu Kerevi ruled out of Japan test leads to rejigged Wallabies midfield
Samu Kerevi will miss Australia's Test against Japan on Saturday with the barnstorming centre ruled out with an ankle injury in a …
20 Oct, 16:38
'It's not you must win or else': Hooper's Bath vote of confidence
Stuart Hooper has admitted to talks with Bath owner Bruce Craig and CEO Tarquin McDonald in the wake of Sunday's 71-17 hammering.
Liam Heagney
20 Oct, 14:09
'We're confident': The USA have officially launched World Cup bid
Cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago and New York have expressed an interest in holding World Cup games in the USA.
Liam Heagney
20 Oct, 13:16
'The future in the locking department' set to make All Blacks impact
The All Blacks have fielded some exceptional locking combinations in recent years - think Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick, Whit…
Tom Vinicombe
20 Oct, 13:05
Ireland name 2 uncapped players and recall Zebo after 4 years out
Simon Zebo hasn't featured in an Ireland squad since June 2017 but Andy Farrell had recalled the 31-year-old for next month's matc…
Liam Heagney
20 Oct, 12:51
Plumtree drops big All Blacks selection hints for buzzing USA clash
The All Blacks' preparation to take on the USA Eagles this weekend has, in some ways, been unlike any other - and that's playing i…
Tom Vinicombe
20 Oct, 12:27
Saracens react to the England omissions, give Itoje injury update
Saracens boss Mark McCall has been talking about England - the latest on the Itoje injury, the snub for the Vunipolas and George's…
Liam Heagney
20 Oct, 10:49
Eagles showdown both a promise and a warning for All Blacks
Games between the All Blacks and USA could become more plentiful in the years to come.
Tom Vinicombe
20 Oct, 10:17
The Premier 15s reshuffle: Which teams are flying high and which are struggling?
As the Premier 15s pauses for the Autumn International break, we look back on some notable achievements and highlights from the pa…
Lucy Lomax
20 Oct, 10:02
What rugby must do to keep mischief-making water carriers in check
The issue of water carriers in rugby has come to a head following recent worrying incidents involving the Springboks and Wasps.
Paul Smith
20 Oct, 9:24
London Irish sign another forward, this time an Argentina back row
London Irish signed tighthead Ciaran Parker earlier this month and now they have snapped up Argentina back-rower Juan Martin Gonza…
Liam Heagney
20 Oct, 8:24
Scotland name a 42-strong squad that includes 12 uncapped players
Scotland boss Gregor Townsend has announced his 42-strong squad - including 12 rookies - for the upcoming four-game Autumn Nations…
Liam Heagney
20 Oct, 7:56
Bath: Watson's 'freak' injury and 'nowhere to hide' Saracens loss
Anthony Watson is set to miss a large chunk of the 2021/22 season following his injury for Bath in last Sunday's 71-17 drubbing by…
Liam Heagney
20 Oct, 7:30
Wasps pair Barrow and Atkinson learn disciplinary hearing result
Wasps backs transition coach Scott Barrow and head of performance Pete Atkinson were ordered off the field in last weekend's Premi…
Liam Heagney
20 Oct, 6:34
'Cycle of using the women's game as a stepping stone needs to be broken'
RugbyPass columnist Rachael Burford on why the cycle of using the women's game as a career stepping stone needs to be broken.
Rachael Burford
20 Oct, 5:42
Exeter's verdict on injury that ruled Cowan-Dickie out for England
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has been speaking about the ankle injury that had ruled Luke Cowan-Dickie out of action next month with Eng…
Liam Heagney
20 Oct, 5:13
'South Africa could be just as p****d off with us injuring Lood'
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has provided the latest update on the injury Faf de Klerk suffered while playing for the Springboks.
Liam Heagney
20 Oct, 4:14
Bismarck du Plessis still rolling back the years
Bismarck du Plessis has enjoyed a stellar rugby career, winning a Rugby World Cup and 79-caps, but the physical hooker still has a…
Jon Cardinelli
20 Oct, 3:41
Jerry Flannery names 'the most skilful forward I've coached ever'
Harlequins assistant coach Jerry Flannery has named England squad pick Alex Dombrandt as "probably the most skilful No8 in world r…
20 Oct, 3:41
All Blacks given chance to miss USA test after Sean Wainui death
All Blacks players struggling with the sudden death of Sean Wainui will be given the chance to sit out this weekend's test against…
Alex McLeod
20 Oct, 1:23
Australian loose forward Cornelsen set to face Wallabies as a Brave Blossom
Growing up with one of Australian rugby's most famous names and playing with now-Wallabies star Tom Banks, Jack Cornelsen certainl…
20 Oct, 0:52
'We will keep on looking': Springboks undecided on next flyhalf option after Steyn's retirement
The vacancy was created when Morne Steyn, who twice landed series-winning penalties against the British and Irish Lions, announced…
Jan De Koning
20 Oct, 0:30
'He would not look out of place': Ma'a Nonu tipped for Super Rugby comeback
Former All Blacks star Ma'a Nonu has been backed to make a Super Rugby comeback by a former All Black and Blues teammate.
Alex McLeod
20 Oct, 0:13
Moana Pasifika sign exciting Kiwi youngster Lincoln McClutchie
Moana Pasifika have announced promising young playmaker Lincoln McClutchie as the ninth player signing of their inaugural Super Ru…
Alex McLeod
19 Oct, 22:26
Why Sam Cane won't captain the All Blacks on end-of-year tour
The All Blacks have provided an update on Sam Cane's captaincy future following the announcement of Sam Whitelock as skipper for t…
Alex McLeod
19 Oct, 21:49
'He finished about 15 or 20 minutes before anyone else': When Benji Marshall stunned the Blues
Two former Blues players have lifted the lid on recently-retired NRL star Benji Marshall's brief spell in Super Rugby in 2014.
Sam Smith
19 Oct, 19:11
Sanderson: Bizarre bare-chested conversation broke ice with Diamond
Alex Sanderson has revealed to RugbyPass the bizarre moment when he first bumped into Steve Diamond since replacing him as the Sal…
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 15:01
Another change for England as Bath confirm serious Watson injury
It has been a miserable Tuesday for Eddie Jones, the injured Anthony Watson following Luke Cowan-Dickie out of the England squad.
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 12:39
Sam Whitelock impressed by 'confident' new All Black Josh Lord
Josh Lord isn't losing any sleep over a potential All Blacks debut this weekend, at least according to his considerably more senio…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Oct, 10:43
George's England exile ends just 24 hours after he was left out
It's been a madcap 24 hours for Jamie George as he is now in the England squad a day after he was a high-profile omission by Eddie…
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 10:23
'I'm not going to say I sulked': Whitelock's frustrations with false start
Sam Whitelock has admitted to harbouring some frustrations at missing out on facing off with the Springboks earlier this month.
Tom Vinicombe
19 Oct, 9:48
'Real mental shift': Rugby Pod sees no way back for George and co
The Rugby Pod have been reflecting on what England exclusion by Eddie Jones means for the Saracens trio of Jamie George and the Vu…
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 9:12
Two Wasps coaches cited after tempestuous incidents versus Exeter
Two separate incidents caught the attention of the citing commissioner during last Saturday's Premiership defeat for Wasps by Exet…
19 Oct, 8:00
'It's time': Springboks legend Morne Steyn confirms Test retirement
Having reprised his Lions killing feat, it is finally now all over for Morne Steyn with the Springboks at the grand old age of 37.
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 7:13
Fiji include 4 uncapped players, confirm temporary coaching revamp
Fiji have announced a squad of northern hemisphere-based players only for a tour that sees Gareth Baber temporarily take over as h…
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 6:43
A tribute to a fallen Chief
Tony Johnson pays tribute to fallen Chiefs and Maori All Blacks player Sean Wainui.
Tony Johnson
19 Oct, 6:22
Springboks name two uncapped players in 32-strong UK tour squad
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has named a 32-strong squad for next month's three-game UK tour versus Wales, Scotland and Englan…
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 5:44
How Moana Pasifika hope to change the rugby landscape
Aaron Mauger believes Moana Pasifika will open doors for young Pacific Island talent.
Patrick McKendry
19 Oct, 5:40
Woodward demands drastic Farrell cull if Smith starts for England
Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith were part of the 34-strong England squad named on Monday for the three November matches at Twickenha…
Liam Heagney
19 Oct, 5:10
Cooper remains uncertain if Test versus Japan is his last for 2021
Quade Cooper is set to line up for the Oita Test on Saturday but may miss the remaining Wallabies Tests against Scotland, England …
19 Oct, 4:33
How Quade Cooper adapted to the Wallabies' weekly opposition
The 33-year-old playmaker has played his role perfectly to provide stability, control and sound decision-making to Australia's att…
Ben Smith
19 Oct, 1:11
All Blacks greats predict team selection for clash against USA
Two All Blacks greats have predicted which players will feature for New Zealand against the USA Eagles this weekend.
Sam Smith
19 Oct, 0:47
What NZR should do with this Mickey Mouse version of the NPC
Let’s do away with people scratching their heads about whether it’s the Meads Cup or the Lochore Cup that’s the big one. Let…
Hamish Bidwell
18 Oct, 22:34
Moana Pasifika confirm signing of Wallabies centurion Sekope Kepu
Moana Pasifika have unveiled Wallabies centurion Sekope Kepu as the franchise's eighth signing ahead of their debut Super Rugby Pa…
Alex McLeod
18 Oct, 22:13
All Blacks star breaks down during emotional Sean Wainui tribute
An emotional Codie Taylor broke down in tears while paying tribute to Sean Wainui following the former's death on Tuesday.
Alex McLeod
18 Oct, 20:46
France name 9 uncapped players in 42-man Autumn Nations squad
France head coach Fabien Galthie has named nine uncapped players in his 42-man squad for next month's rugby Tests.
18 Oct, 16:51
'I was a 1990's Welsh version of Simon Cowell!'
Professional rugby union is into its second quarter-century and looking back over that period a few key off-field figures have spe…
Paul Smith
18 Oct, 13:06
Ireland's Will Addison ruled out of November Tests
Ulster utility back Will Addison has been ruled out of Ireland's November Tests. Addison fractured his leg in Ulster's 23 - 10 wi…
Kim Ekin
18 Oct, 12:43
Saracens stars show they aren't a spent force
The England squad has set tongues wagging, Saracens show they've lost nothing of their lustre and Leinster still rule all they sur…
Owain Jones
18 Oct, 12:39
Eddie Jones expects 'a great competition' for England's no.8 shirt
Eddie Jones has not included 2017 British & Irish Lion Billy Vunipola in his latest squad
Paul Smith
18 Oct, 12:33
South African teams predicted to become 'unstoppable' in URC
A tough month on the road came to an end this weekend with South African teams returning home after a mixed bag in their first fou…
18 Oct, 12:19
'I don't select players, they select themselves' - Eddie Jones
After confirming that none of the senior players discarded from his training squad have been recalled for the first leg of the Aut…
Paul Smith
18 Oct, 11:31
The 12 big names who missed out on England selection
Fellow Saracens forward Jamie George and Leicester fly-half George Ford have also been overlooked for games with Tonga, Australia …
18 Oct, 10:37
Big name casualties as Eddie Jones names 34-man England Autumn squad
England head coach Eddie Jones has named his Autumn Nations Series squad, but none of September's big-name omissions have been rec…
Ian Cameron
18 Oct, 10:00
Henshaw to take 'limited part' in training as Sexton picks up hip injury
Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw is set to take a limited part in Leinster training this week, with the clock ticking on his returnin…
Ian Cameron
18 Oct, 9:38
South Africa and Sale Sharks to lose injured Faf de Klerk
South Africa have received a major blow to their Autumn Series prospects with the news that Faf de Klerk is facing five months out…
Paul Smith
18 Oct, 9:10
Leicester Tigers statement: Tom Youngs takes 'indefinite leave'
Former England hooker Tom Youngs is to take 'indefinite leave' from Leicester Tigers, the club have confirmed.
Sam Smith
18 Oct, 8:10
Wales and Lions legend Gerald Davies stays an extra year
The Welsh Rugby Union have extended president Gerald Davies' term in office by 12 months.
Paul Smith
18 Oct, 8:08
Scrumhalf market price to rocket in France amid spate of injuries
The market value of scrumhalves in France has just been turned up to 11 after a spate of injuries to some of the Top 14's best ope…
Ian Cameron
18 Oct, 7:49
Wayne Barnes to reprise 2007 France v New Zealand controversy-packed encounter
Wayne Barnes' appointment to revisit his controversy-packed France v New Zealand 2007 World Cup encounter is the stand-out feature…
Paul Smith
18 Oct, 7:14
'That looked a season-defining game - you ask how do Bath come back from this?'
Pressure is mounting on Bath boss Stuart Hooper following his club’s thrashing at the hands of in-form Saracens.
Paul Smith
18 Oct, 5:14
'It's just inexcusable... hopefully something happens to the TMO'
Connacht head coach Andy Friend has lashed out at 'an inexcusable' refereeing mistake that dented his side's chances of a rare Tho…
Kim Ekin
18 Oct, 5:05
Moana Pasifika announce signings of three Manu Samoa internationals
Moana Pasifika have continued their spending spree in the lead-up to their debut Super Rugby Pacific campaign by announcing the si…
Alex McLeod
18 Oct, 1:54
Wallabies' Alaalatoa shares toll of tour as he looks to win back starting role
Having kissed goodbye his own newborn baby daughter to go on the Wallabies tour, prop Allan Alaalatoa can empathise with star wing…
18 Oct, 1:48
'Genuine threat': Rennie's warning for Wallabies ahead of Japan test
Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie has assured that his side consider Japan as "a genuine threat" ahead of their clash with the Brav…
Alex McLeod
18 Oct, 0:33
'Likely to happen': Rennie explains how Cooper and O'Connor will fit
The Wallabies clash against Japan this weekend falls outside the November window that requires clubs to release players for intern…
Ben Smith
18 Oct, 0:14
Chiefs and Maori All Blacks star Sean Wainui dies in car crash
Chiefs, Bay of Plenty and Maori All Blacks star Sean Wainui has died in a car accident in Omanawa, near Tauranga, on Monday.
Sam Smith
17 Oct, 21:34
McCaw was an automatic selection after injury, but Sam Cane is not
The All Blacks’ loose forward jigsaw puzzle is already doing my head in, so one can only imagine how it is exercising the minds …
Campbell Burnes
17 Oct, 21:01
Forgotten Wallabies wing on Rennie's radar after Koroibete withdrawal
A former Wallabies wing could be in line to make his first test appearance in five years following the withdrawal of Marika Koroib…
Alex McLeod
17 Oct, 20:00
'Absolute magician': Dan Carter reveals the best coach he ever had
All Black legend Dan Carter was a key part of many successful teams over his career, winning Super Rugby titles under Robbie Deans…
Ben Smith
17 Oct, 19:45
'I wish I was joking' - The email that turned Mike Phillips' stomach
Legendary Welsh scrumhalf Mike Phillips has detailed in a new book his last days as a Wales player and lifted the lid on what he s…
Ian Cameron
17 Oct, 16:24
McCall issues Itoje update and tips Saracens trio for England recall
Saracens boss Mark McCall says he will be “amazed” if a trio of his star players are overlooked by England head coach Eddie Jo…
17 Oct, 14:17
'He does not come back on the pitch' - The latest bizarre waterboy incident
Once again an incident involving a water carrier is making rugby headlines - this time in the Gallagher Premiership.
Ian Cameron
17 Oct, 12:42
Winless London Irish still living off bonus points as Gloucester snatch draw
The home side’s first-half efforts should have ensured they were out of sight at the interval.
17 Oct, 12:34
Saracens thrash Bath but Eddie Jones left to sweat on injured England duo
England star Maro Itoje made a try-scoring return to the Gallagher Premiership as rampant Saracens humiliated rock-bottom Bath wit…
17 Oct, 12:23
'Last year we got the better of them so I'd imagine they are coming here looking for a big win'
Glasgow defence coach Kenny Murray was delighted to make it two games without conceding a try but warned his side must improve the…
17 Oct, 10:35
Wales lose Lion Navidi for November Tests and Six Nations - report
Wales flanker Josh Navidi is set to miss both the 2021 Autumn Test Series and the 2022 Guinness Six Nations after suffering an inj…
Sam Smith
17 Oct, 7:45
Six players facing potential England fork in the road moments
Two years out from the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, Eddie Jones' 2021 Autumn Series England squad is one in which he may be tem…
Ian Cameron
17 Oct, 7:15
'It hasn't been easy'- Jake White's Bulls can't wait to host URC sides on SA soil
The Bulls return to South Africa with a disappointing one win from four matches on their European venture.
Jan De Koning
17 Oct, 6:52
'I kicked like an absolute clown in the warm-up... luckily I did it when it mattered'
Edinburgh centre Mark Bennett was glad he came good when it mattered with a crucial penalty against Bulls after kicking like a “…
17 Oct, 6:09
How Swinson went from Barbarians fiasco to real deal at Saracens
Tim Swinson encountered the depths of despair with the Barbarians cancellation but he went on to show impressive resilience with S…
Liam Heagney
17 Oct, 5:13
'We were the poor cousins': Samoa's 1991 World Cup upset 30 years on
It was 30 ago this month when Samoa exploded into life at the 1991 World Cup, upsetting Wales and giving Pat Lam his rugby career …
Liam Heagney
17 Oct, 4:23
Junior Sa'u makes code switch with a twist
Leigh’s former New Zealand international Junior Sa’u is to switch codes at the age of 34 after joining Washington Old Glory.
17 Oct, 4:05
Ian Foster wants 'hesitant' All Blacks to react a lot quicker on the field
The All Blacks have been in camp on the Sunshine Coast reflecting on their completed Rugby Championship campaign where they finish…
Ben Smith
17 Oct, 0:45
Wallabies star winger Koroibete set to miss Northern Hemisphere tour
With the 2019 John Eales Medallist bound for Japan's Panasonic Wild Knights next season, Koroibete's absence from the tour means h…
17 Oct, 0:12
'Two rule books': Frustration growing over Bulls' non-try as losses pile up for SA teams
Edinburgh scored an important win when held out against a hard-charging Bulls team in their Round Four encounter on Saturday to wi…
Sam Smith
16 Oct, 22:36
'You become a bit of a critic': Dane Coles on fixing All Blacks' set-piece woes
He described himself as a fan watching the games, getting caught up in the emotion and ebb and flow of the games, while being 'pro…
Ben Smith
16 Oct, 19:33
'I had one of my worst performances in the black jersey': Dan Carter's post-Lions lesson
His next start was against the Springboks in Cape Town which Carter called a 'reality check' as he was soon 'brought back down to …
Ben Smith
16 Oct, 18:51
Carbery nightmare comes good as Munster survive Connacht scare
Diarmuid Barron’s 78th-minute try proved decisive as Munster edged out Connacht in a rip-roaring 20-18 URC win.
16 Oct, 17:17
Rhys Priestland guides Cardiff to URC victory over Sharks
Rhys Priestland steered Cardiff to a hard-fought 23-17 victory as his side survived a second-half onslaught from the Sharks.
16 Oct, 17:06
Forward greed as Leinster heavyweights crush Scarlets
Leinster’s forwards hogged all seven tries for themselves in a runaway 50-15 United Rugby Championship victory over the Scarlets…
16 Oct, 14:53
Edinburgh beat Bulls but pay price with injury to Scotland star
Edinburgh held on against a late Bulls rally to pick up their second win of the United Rugby Championship at the DAM Health Stadiu…
16 Oct, 14:39
'Whether he is in the England squad is not my call'
Leicester boss Steve Borthwick hailed George Ford’s influence on another dominant Gallagher Premiership display.
16 Oct, 13:45
'It was not good to see' - Luke Cowan-Dickie injury scare for England
Luke Cowan-Dickie gave England cause for concern when he limped out of Exeter’s 27-23 victory at Wasps after rolling his left an…
16 Oct, 13:18
Exeter Chiefs put headdress row aside to beat injury-hit Wasps
Exeter continued their march up the table with a hard-earned 27-23 victory over injury-ravaged Wasps who were outgunned but not ou…
16 Oct, 12:53
Ospreys survive a stunning Benetton fightback to emerge with a win
Benetton fell 26-7 behind to Ospreys but second-half tries from Smith, Ioane and Menoncello pulled them level before the Welsh sid…
16 Oct, 12:40
Leicester demolish Worcester to confirm best Prem start since 1997
Leaders Leicester reeled off a fifth successive Gallagher Premiership victory of the season as they demolished Worcester 48-3 at S…
16 Oct, 12:20
Newcastle heap more misery on Pat Lam's Bristol Bears
A dogged display from Newcastle Falcons saw them battle their way to a 13-5 win over Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership.
16 Oct, 12:05
Glasgow make it three URC wins on the bounce with victory at Zebre
Having lost their URC opener at Ulster, Glasgow have now chalked up consecutive wins against the Sharks, Lions and Zebre.
16 Oct, 10:21
England flanker Tom Curry the latest to criticise Gatland's Lions regime
Sale Sharks flanker Tom Curry has become the latest British & Irish Lions player to criticise Warren Gatland's tactics during the …
Ian Cameron
16 Oct, 9:17
Two former Quins and a Saint set for Tel Aviv Heat debuts in Georgia
Two former Harlequins players and an ex-Northampton Saint have been named in the starting line-up for Tel Aviv Heat in their Rugby…
Ian Cameron
16 Oct, 6:42
Ireland wing Keith Earls lifts lid on Bipolar 2 diagnosis
Ireland and Munster wing Keith Earls has lifted the lid on a diagnosis of Bipolar 2 in an appearance on an Irish television talk s…
Ian Cameron
16 Oct, 6:09
England prospect could be 'as good, if not better, than Faf'
Young star Raffi Quirke has been backed to be ‘every bit as good, if not better’ than outstanding Springbok scrum-half Faf de …
16 Oct, 5:34
Bears' verdict on how Sinckler is coping with Bristol's adversity
Struggling for Premiership results isn't what Kyle Sinckler expects at Bristol, who have rated how the prop is coping with adversi…
Liam Heagney
16 Oct, 4:50
Pumas wing to make Glasgow debut against Zebre
Argentina international Sebastian Cancelliere will make his Glasgow debut against Zebre today as part of a new-look back line.
16 Oct, 4:42
Are double headers really the answer?
Last weekend saw the first double header of the Premier 15s season, with Wasps Women taking to the pitch after the men at Coventry…
Stella Mills
16 Oct, 4:27
'Do I have to say I like the surface because I play on it?'
Ahead of his first home game for Newcastle, veteran Mike Brown has given his first interview about life at Falcons after exiting H…
Liam Heagney
16 Oct, 3:55
Ma'a Nonu snaps eight-year losing streak in shock NZ rugby return
Former All Blacks star Ma'a Nonu has marked his surprise return to New Zealand rugby in winning, and drought-breaking, fashion.
Alex McLeod
16 Oct, 0:16
Moana Pasifika add two Tongan internationals to growing roster
Moana Pasifika have added two Tongan internationals to their growing roster ahead of their debut Super Rugby Pacific campaign.
Alex McLeod
15 Oct, 23:19
Ian Foster drops hints at All Blacks selections for USA test
Expect All Blacks captain Sam Cane, veteran hooker Dane Coles and a slew of inexperienced figures to feature against the USA Eagle…
Alex McLeod
15 Oct, 21:35
'Not a fan': Ian Foster disapproves of World Rugby's trial laws
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster says he isn't a fan of the 50:22 and goal-line drop-out rules implemented at test level this year…
Sam Smith
15 Oct, 20:05
Raffi Quirke double helps end Harlequins' unbeaten start to season
Young star Raffi Quirke touched down twice as Sale ended defending champions Harlequins’ unbeaten start to the Gallagher Premier…
15 Oct, 17:36
Stormers pick up first win of United Rugby Championship
The Dragons fell to a third consecutive home defeat of the season as the Stormers picked up their first win of the United Rugby Ch…
15 Oct, 17:29
Ulster remain perfect with bonus-point win over Lions
Two tries from back-rower Nick Timoney ensured Ulster made it four bonus-point wins from four as they defeated the Lions 26-10 at …
15 Oct, 17:23
Rumours of 'home games' in Europe quashed as SA Rugby confirm fixtures
Despite rumours to the contrary, South Africa's United Rugby Championship (URC) home games will be played on South African soil th…
Sam Smith
15 Oct, 12:42
Why Bristol gave rookie back-rower Fitz Harding his four-year deal
It wasn't so long ago that Fitz Harding was playing fourths at Durham University but the 22-year-old is now impressing Pat Lam at …
Liam Heagney
15 Oct, 12:08
'Max definitely benefited': What Saracens are liking about Malins
Max Malins has been back playing for Saracens in the Premiership in recent weeks following his loan spell last season at Bristol.
Liam Heagney
15 Oct, 12:07
'King' Carlos Spencer makes MLR switch
All Blacks great and former Auckland Blues coach Carlos Spencer has revealed that he is to join up with NOLA Gold in 2022.
Ian Cameron
15 Oct, 11:30
SA Rugby's message to Stormers amid off-field dramas back in Cape Town
While the Cape Town rugby scene is abuzz, almost besotted, with the South African rugby union decision to place Western Province R…
Jan De Koning
15 Oct, 11:15
Edinburgh appoint Olympic gold winning coach Gareth Baber
Edinburgh Rugby have confirmed the appointment of 2020 Olympic Gold winning Fiji Sevens Head Coach Gareth Baber as the club’s ne…
Sam Smith
15 Oct, 9:12
Lions duo to face-off in URC debuts
Bundee Aki and Tadhg Beirne are set to make their URC debuts as they return for Connacht and Munster respectively this weekend in …
Ian Cameron
15 Oct, 8:54
Pivac looking to keep a lid on Wales' great expectations
Wayne Pivac has selected an injury-hit 38-man squad to face New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia but planning for the 202…
Owain Jones
15 Oct, 8:29
The time has come for Eddie Jones to make a pivotal call
Eddie Jones has to make a choice between the old heads and the young blood.
Nick Bishop
15 Oct, 7:32
Maro Itoje makes Saracens return in an all international XV
England second row Maro Itoje is making his much-anticipated return to Saracens as the north London club travel to Bath this weeke…
Kim Ekin
15 Oct, 7:18
'Retiring at 27 will definitely be strange' - Hallam Amos walks away from rugby
It's rare that players walk away from successful rugby careers in their mid-twenties, but that's exactly what Wales and Cardiff ba…
Kim Ekin
15 Oct, 6:42
'It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform Fiji...' - Baber quits
Fijian 7s gold medal winning Head Coach Gareth Baber has decided not to renew his contract with the Fiji Rugby as he targets a mo…
Chris Jones
15 Oct, 5:48
Pat Lam has hit back over the alleged lack of fitness at Bristol
Bristol have endured a miserable start to the new Premiership season, prompting queries about their fitness that Pat Lam has now a…
Liam Heagney
15 Oct, 4:40
On This Day: England turn to Andy Robinson
The caretaker was upgraded and got a four-year contract as head coach.
15 Oct, 4:25
'He should be playing for one of the best clubs in the world'
Three years ago Harlequins youngsters Gabriel Ibitoye and Marcus Smith were “apprentice “ players added to the England squad.
Chris Jones
15 Oct, 4:12
Moana Pasifika name five-time Super Rugby winner as second signing
Super Rugby Pacific expansion franchise Moana Pasifika have unveiled former Crusaders halfback Ereatara Enari as their second offi…
Alex McLeod
15 Oct, 2:03
De Kock: Time for Elton Jantjies to be the rocket man for Springboks
As South Africa looks towards their end-of-year tour, a former Springboks star believes one players could be set to take on some a…
Neil de Kock
15 Oct, 1:25
What a potential Club World Cup for rugby should look like
If reports in recent days and weeks are to be believed, rugby could be on the brink of creating a revolutionary, and long-awaited,…
Alex McLeod
15 Oct, 0:54
What Dane Coles expects from the USA, Wales, Italy, Ireland and France
It has been some time since Dane Coles has played test rugby, so the 34-year-old is excited to square off against some of Europe's…
Alex McLeod
14 Oct, 21:43
Highlanders lose key player for opening half of Super Rugby Pacific
The Highlanders have confirmed they are likely to be without one of their key players for the opening half of next year's Super Ru…
Alex McLeod
14 Oct, 20:34
Private capital the tonic needed to revitalise Rugby Championship
Without some fresh ideas, the Rugby Championship will lose its last rays of lustre.
Gregor Paul
14 Oct, 15:25
Van Der Walt: 'He's a big legend in South African rugby... It's exciting'
Edinburgh’s Jaco Van Der Walt is relishing the prospect of locking horns with South Africa icon Morne Steyn this weekend.
14 Oct, 13:30
'He chats so much s*** on the pitch' - the England star that 'went' in for LRZ
While professional rugby is an altogether more sanitised workplace these days, there's still room for on field chat and 'niggle' b…
Ian Cameron
14 Oct, 13:12
Manu vs The Giant: 'It's two massive lads just going at it...'
Harlequins' Luke Northmore will be in the thick of it when Manu Tuilagi of Sale battles it out directly with Andre Esterhuizen on …
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 12:45
Irish boss Kidney reacts to criticism over winless 10-game run
Some London Irish fans voiced criticism of the Declan Kidney era at the club following their latest Premiership loss last weekend.…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 12:33
Italian minnows Zebre have officially changed their name
Italian side Zebre have been around since 2012 but they have now announced a name change to coincide with the establishment of the…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 11:43
'Leaving with a very heavy heart' - EPCR poach Tony Spreadbury from RFU
English rugby referees’ chief Tony Spreadbury is to join European Professional Club Rugby as head of match officials.
14 Oct, 9:00
'Total nightmare' - Saracens' lowest ebb during year in Championship
Saracens Chairman Neil Golding says he wants the club to be the 'poster children' for adhering to the salary cap as they look to r…
Ian Cameron
14 Oct, 8:45
Wasps sign URC pair as cover for injured Fekitoa and banned Oghre
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has moved to shore up his squad following the loss of Malakai Fekitoa to injury and Gabriel Oghre to suspe…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 8:19
Sale recall Tuilagi, Curry while Harlequins include Smith to start
It is set to be an entertaining Friday night with Sale picking Manu Tuilagi and Tom Curry and Harlequins selecting Marcus Smith to…
Liam Heagney
14 Oct, 7:24
'Flower of Scotland is easy to learn and at least it is all in one language'
It is all happening at once for Edinburgh prop Pierre Schoeman as he celebrates his first call-up to the Scotland squad in the sam…
14 Oct, 6:32
'They s*** themselves' - Sonny Bill Williams lifts lid on drugs, alcohol and womanising
The dual-code New Zealand international has released an autobiography following his retirement.
14 Oct, 5:53
'Likes to bump into people': Why sky is the limit for Wales rookie
Exeter have been talking about the talents that 19-year-old rookie Christ Tshiunza will bring to the Wales squad after his surpris…
14 Oct, 5:51
All Blacks considering extraordinary options to stay safe on tour
The All Blacks are leaving nothing to chance on their upcoming USA/European tour, according to fit-again skipper Sam Cane.
Chris Jones
14 Oct, 4:29
Antoine Dupont: Can Les Bleus' GOAT inspire 2023 glory?
Antoine Dupont is already the greatest player in French rugby history. Can he keep his focus as the spotlight intensifies?
Gavin Mortimer
14 Oct, 3:30
Moana Pasifika announce the signing of former Wallaby playmaker Christian Leali'ifano
Moana Pasifika has announced the signing of former Wallaby playmaker Christian Leali’ifano, joining the new club for its debut s…
13 Oct, 22:52
'We're coming off a loss': Sam Cane expects All Blacks' best for USA
New Zealand have no intention of taking the United States lightly when they meet in a Test match next week in Washington, All Blac…
13 Oct, 22:04
'This time last year I was working part-time as a labourer': Aussie's unlikely rise to Scotland squad
The 21-year-old Sydneysider Savala was on Wednesday included in Scotland coach Gregor Townsend's 36-man training squad, one of fou…
13 Oct, 21:12
'To be fair, I don't know a lot about him': Retallick on new All Blacks teammate
Despite having three Chiefs locks in the squad, Brodie Retallick admitted that he 'didn't know a lot' about Josh Lord as the secon…
Sam Smith
13 Oct, 19:28
'Let's just see how it pans out': Pivac upbeat for Wales' clash against All Blacks
Wales boss Wayne Pivac has described facing New Zealand as “the ultimate challenge” ahead of his team’s Autumn Nations Serie…
13 Oct, 19:00
Perese's journey from 'rock bottom' in France to the Wallabies squad
Izaia Perese is hopeful it's third time lucky on the Wallabies' spring tour as he makes his return from a shoulder injury which ru…
13 Oct, 16:56
Creevy has message for Ledesma two years after his last Pumas cap
Two years after he was last capped by Argentina, London Irish hooker Agustin Creevy has a message for Pumas boss Mario Ledesma.
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 14:57
2 Prem clubs' very different reactions to the leggings law change
It was Tuesday when World Rugby announced a leggings law change, promoting very different reactions from Saracens and London Irish…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 14:04
Koch's 'funny' time and what Itoje is 'very clear on' at Saracens
Saracens have spoken about the return of Vincent Koch from the Springboks and how Maro Itoje is feeling before his first game of t…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 11:17
Exeter have reacted to Wasps' Native American headdress review
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has reacted to Wasps calling for a rugby-wide review on Chiefs supporters wearing Native American headdress…
13 Oct, 9:49
19-year-old Congo-born back-rower chosen in 38-strong Wales squad
Uncapped Exeter forward Christ Tshiunza, a 19-year-old born in Congo, has won a surprise Wales call-up for the Autumn Nations Seri…
13 Oct, 8:55
Scotland pick 14 uncapped players, including a Sharks URC forward
Dylan Richardson, the on-tour Sharks back-rower from South Africa, is one of 14 uncapped players picked for a two-day Scotland cam…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 8:36
Oghre citing result will pique interest of England exile George
Gabriel Oghre was one of the hookers included in the recent England squad at the expense of Jamie George but the Wasps player is n…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 6:32
Thomas Young paves way for Wales recall after signing for Cardiff
Wasps flanker Thomas Young has vaulted himself back into the Wales selection picture after confirming a deal that will take him to…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 5:56
The life of a head coach: Bossing it
The job of a head coach is all-consuming, so Dai Young, Lee Blackett, Danny Wilson and Dan McFarland lift the lid on what their jo…
Graham Simmons
13 Oct, 5:02
'We need to get clarity': Sale fear for Springboks No9 de Klerk
Faf de Klerk is back in Manchester after his long spell with the Springboks, but Sale are worried about the injury he has returned…
Chris Jones
13 Oct, 4:46
Andre, the agent of chaos: 'I'd rather run over you than past you'
Andre Esterhuizen, the powerhouse Harlequins midfielder, has been talking style of play, contract extension and that miserable six…
Liam Heagney
13 Oct, 4:10
'If he does link up with Kerevi, it will be massive': Uncapped Perese ready to breakout
As the Wallabies 37-man squad prepares to travel to Oita to play Japan, Waratahs centre Izaia Perese is one newcomer whose windi…
Sam Smith
13 Oct, 3:30
Why Liam Squire will be sorely missed by the All Blacks and NZ rugby
One of the most bruising loose forwards in recent times, it's hard not to imagine how far Liam Squire could have gone as an All Bl…
Alex McLeod
13 Oct, 0:31
'Those three men will only add to that': Wallabies added to strengths with selections
Rory Arnold, Will Skelton and Tolu Latu, who are all based in France, were picked in Rennie's squad despite none of them meeting t…
Sam Smith
12 Oct, 22:06
Retallick reveals the key lessons from Springboks loss ahead of tour
After a week off to reflect on their shortcomings against the Springboks, the All Blacks have identified where they can improve fo…
Alex McLeod
12 Oct, 20:02
The All Blacks' same option-based attack plans didn't work that well
In tight test matches where counter-attacking opportunities dry up, the All Blacks will need to have a clinical set-piece attackin…
Ben Smith
12 Oct, 16:32
Australia, NZ miss out on World Sevens Series event due to Covid-19
Sydney and Hamilton have missed out on hosting a World Rugby Sevens series leg due to logistical challenges associated with the co…
12 Oct, 15:53
Japan name squad to play Wallabies, Ireland, Portugal and Scotland
Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named 10 uncapped players in his 37-man squad for internationals against Australia, Ireland, Portugal…
12 Oct, 15:38
'Dombrandt looks a proper athlete now... he's stripped down again'
The week's latest episode of The Rugby Pod was immensely complimentary towards Harlequins and players such as Alex Dombrandt.
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 15:24
World Rugby approves law amendment regarding use of leggings
Players at all levels of rugby will be able to wear tights or leggings for matches after World Rugby approved a law amendment.
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 15:14
'NZR and the franchises in New Zealand are really up for it'
URC CEO Martin Anayi has been speaking on The Rugby Pod about the ambitious idea for the formation of a Club World Cup in 2024.
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 14:14
Quins' verdict on a first try in 134 league games for Will Collier
Marcus Smith grabbed the headlines last Friday but what tighthead Will Collier did for Harlequins was also entertainingly special.…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 13:46
Ex-skipper reckons an unwanted 'old guy' can help Smith at England
An ex-England skipper believes the growing emphasis on Marcus Smith should see Eddie Jones consider a Test recall for Danny Care.
12 Oct, 12:06
Wasps issue statement on Native American headdress for Chiefs game
It was August when Wasps announced a review of Native American headdresses and its findings are now out before Saturday's game wit…
Kim Ekin
12 Oct, 11:42
Picking a 10 for Wales to take on the All Blacks
Shorn of Dan Biggar and Callum Sheedy, Wales will face New Zealand with some old and new faces vying for the No 10 shirt in Cardif…
Will Owen
12 Oct, 9:54
'Deep knowledge': Massie-Taylor replaces Childs as Premiership boss
RFU employee Simon Massie-Taylor has replaced Darren Childs, who resigned earlier this year, as the new Premiership Rugby chief ex…
12 Oct, 9:28
Tonga wing Walter Fifita has joined Glasgow with immediate effect
Walter Fifita will become the fifth Tongan to play for Glasgow after Fainga’anuku, Puafisi, Halanukonuka and Lokotui.
Sam Smith
12 Oct, 8:49
'F*** you, you're a liar, don't ever talk to me ever again'
A discussion on The Rugby Pod about agents resulted in Andy Goode recalling how he sacked him when joining Leicester in winter 200…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 8:09
Ieuan Evans to head up 13-strong women's Lions tour steering group
A giant step towards the creation of a women's Lions tour has been taken with the unveiling of a feasibility group headed by Ieuan…
Kim Ekin
12 Oct, 5:49
'Last resort': SA Rugby steps in to solve Western Province crisis
Long-held SA Rugby concerns over the running of the sport in the Stormers, Western Province region have now come to a head.
Sam Smith
12 Oct, 5:22
Joe Simpson set for Cipriani reunion after inking fresh loan deal
Fresh from a month-long stay at Saracens, Gloucester's Joe Simpson is now temporarily off to Bath for a reunion with Danny Ciprian…
Liam Heagney
12 Oct, 4:47
Ex-All Blacks star announces shock retirement due to injury
Former All Blacks star Liam Squire has announced his shock retirement from professional rugby due to a long-standing knee injury.
Alex McLeod
12 Oct, 2:31
Report: Wales without at least 21 key players for All Blacks clash
Wales are reportedly set to field a vastly understrength team to face the All Blacks at the end of this month due to injuries and …
Sam Smith
12 Oct, 0:55
It's time to congratulate New Zealand Rugby for once
When you don’t schedule matches for people - who dedicate themselves to representing this country - or you don’t pay them the …
Hamish Bidwell
11 Oct, 23:01
Ex-All Black hits back at Shelford's 'retirement' comment of Cane
A former All Black has dismissed Sir Wayne 'Buck' Shelford's comments that All Blacks captain Sam Cane is "one injury away from re…
Alex McLeod
11 Oct, 22:34
Fijian Drua boost engine room with announcement of five new forwards
The Fijian Drua have continued their off-season signing spree with the addition of five new players to their inaugural Super Rugby…
Alex McLeod
11 Oct, 21:01
Saracens sign former Wasp Ross Neal
Saracens have confirmed the signing of powerhouse utility back Ross Neal on a short-term contract.
Paul Smith
11 Oct, 12:40
Irish prop to lift ten tonnes 5 days before his last chemo session
A University College Dublin prop and cancer patient is set to lift ten tonnes as part of a charity event that aims to raise aware…
Ian Cameron
11 Oct, 12:09
Nemani Nadolo explains World Cup u-turn: 'I guess the fire has been relit'
Nemani Nadolo, the powerhouse Leicester wing, believes the arrival of his son Ethan has “relit the fire” and is targeting anot…
Chris Jones
11 Oct, 11:40
'After careful consideration we have cancelled our 2021 domestic competition'
Fijian rugby’s governing body FRU has announced it will not resume domestic competition this year due to risks relating to COVID…
Paul Smith
11 Oct, 10:17
RG Snyman facing months on sideline after rupturing ACL again
Munster have confirmed that Springbok star RG Snyman has ruptured his ACL again, just three games into his return from the same in…
Kim Ekin
11 Oct, 9:41
Morne Steyn to fly to Scotland to answer SOS call - report
The Bulls have reportedly sent an SOS to one of their Springboks to join them in Scotland ahead of their Round Four match against …
Ian Cameron
11 Oct, 9:29
Ref watch: 'How is that try awarded, that's ridiculous'
Refereeing is under the microscope as never before – and this weekend’s action has thrown yet more fuel on the fire.
Paul Smith
11 Oct, 8:55
Harlequins prepare to build a thrilling dynasty
Harlequins are playing rugby on a higher level right now, while Saracens have lost none of their mettle in defeating the Falcons. …
Owain Jones
11 Oct, 8:05
How Adam Radwan's speed compares to England's fastest players
When Adam Radwan broke into England camp last year talk, training ground stories soon emerged of the blistering pace the Newcastle…
Ian Cameron
11 Oct, 7:01
'It's a different kind of pitch, and to be honest I'm not a fan'
World Cup winning coach Jake White has become the latest big name to attack the use of 4G pitches in professional rugby.
Paul Smith
11 Oct, 5:49
Christian Lealiifano set for historic trans-Pacific move
Wallabies fly half Christian Lealiifano will be back in Super Rugby next season according to reports emerging from Australia.
Paul Smith
11 Oct, 4:51
'We gave away so many dumb penalties... it was ridiculous.'
Northampton boss Chris Boyd bemoaned his side’s indiscipline as he admitted too many “dumb penalties” cost them in their 26-…
11 Oct, 3:48
The reason behind botched Barbarians announcement of Quade Cooper
Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie has offered some insight behind Quade Cooper's denial that he will play for the Barbarians next m…
Alex McLeod
11 Oct, 0:01
Why the All Blacks couldn't crack the Springboks defence
The All Blacks needed to have been smarter to break down the Springboks' defence.
Nick Bishop
10 Oct, 22:53
Edinburgh prop says South African sides getting to grips in URC
Edinburgh prop Pierre Schoeman reckons Saturday’s stalemate with Stormers represents a further sign the South African sides are …
10 Oct, 22:48
Predicting the All Blacks team to face the USA Eagles next week
Expect an array of changes when the All Blacks name their team to face the USA Eagles in the first test of their end-of-year tour.
Alex McLeod
10 Oct, 22:23
RG Snyman injury 'significant' says Munster boss
Giant Springbok secondrow RG Snyman could be left facing another spell on the sidelines, just three games into his return to profe…
Kim Ekin
10 Oct, 15:17
'Absolutely devastated... it's embarrassing' - Wales prop on verge of tears
Wales prop Rob Evans was left on the verge of tears this afternoon after the Scarlets shipped a humiliating United Rugby Champions…
Ian Cameron
10 Oct, 14:19
Oghre incident a talking point as Wasps end Northampton run
Wasps brought an end to Northampton’s unbeaten start to the Gallagher Premiership season with a 26-20 victory at the Coventry Bu…
10 Oct, 12:58
Munster make light work of Scarlets
Munster maintained their perfect start to the URC season as they ran in six tries on their way to a convincingly 43-13 win at Scar…
10 Oct, 11:35
Jamie Bhatti to develop at Glasgow after Edinburgh cold shoulder
Glasgow assistant coach Kenny Murray paid tribute to Jamie Bhatti after he marked his 50th appearance for the club by scoring.
10 Oct, 11:13
'He's the best attacking 12 in the league' - giant centre backed for England
Gloucester boss George Skivington rates England new boy Mark Atkinson as the best attacking No12 in the Gallagher Premiership and …
Chris Jones
10 Oct, 9:34
Simultaneous blow for Boks and Barbarians - report
The Springboks have reportedly suffered a significant blow ahead of their northern hemisphere tour. According to Rapport, Springbo…
10 Oct, 9:10
Erasmus and his lawyers' shock request to World Rugby over misconduct hearing
Springboks Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and his legal council want World Rugby to make his misconduct hearing open to the publ…
Ian Cameron
10 Oct, 7:28
'Not good news' - Jake White fears for Bulls star Johan Goosen
Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White painted a bleak picture regarding flyhalf Johan Goosen. The Bulls recorded their first United R…
10 Oct, 6:43
'I struggled before I started music': Wasps' hip hop 128kg prop
Life used to be a struggle for Biyi Alo, but the gigantic Wasps prop tells RugbyPass he hasn't looked back since he turned to song…
Liam Heagney
10 Oct, 4:31
'My mindset hasn't changed': Rennie wants home-based Wallabies
The selection of European-based players Will Skelton, Tolu Latu and Rory Arnold in the Wallabies squad for the November end-of-yea…
Ben Smith
10 Oct, 2:45
Sanderson: Sale comeback would've been 'daylight robbery'
Curtis’ miss meant Gloucester held on for a 33-32 success in the Gallagher Premiership after they led 33-15 with only five minut…
10 Oct, 2:13
'We've spent millions to achieve nothing': Discontent over London Irish swelling
London Irish haven't won a game yet this season, losing three and drawing one, continuing a 10-game winless streak extending back …
Sam Smith
10 Oct, 1:32
Uruguay qualify for World Cup while shock loss sees Canada miss out
Uruguay overturned a 19-16 loss to the US in Colorado last weekend to win comfortably in Montevideo and advance on aggregate 50-34…
09 Oct, 21:41
Calls growing for Stormers' 21-year-old prospect to make Springbok squad
Another prospect has emerged in South Africa as a potential long-term replacement for Springboks Number 8 Duane Vermeulen, with St…
Sam Smith
09 Oct, 19:32
'I haven't looked at the league table': Borthwick after Leicester's undefeated start
Leicester Tigers have enjoyed their best start to the season in more than 20 years after beating London Irish – but head coach S…
09 Oct, 18:39
Jake White's Bulls claim first URC win
Cardiff slipped to a 29-19 United Rugby Championship defeat to the Bulls as the South African outfit chalked up their first win.
09 Oct, 17:11
Dragons end losing run with impressive win at Connacht
Connacht’s inconsistent form struck again as the Dragons prevailed 35-22 to impressively chalk up their first win.
09 Oct, 14:56
Edinburgh held to URC stalemate with Stormers
Edinburgh and the Stormers could not be separated as their United Rugby Championship clash ended all square at the DAM Health Stad…
09 Oct, 14:40
McCall hails discarded England trio as Richards claims Farrell 'in ref's ear'
Mark McCall praised his trio of discarded England forwards after they inspired Saracens to a bonus-point 37-23 victory over Newcas…
09 Oct, 13:16
George Ford kicks Leicester Tigers back to the top of the Prem
An impressive second-half kicking performance from George Ford maintained Leicester Tigers’ 100 per cent Gallagher Premiership r…
09 Oct, 12:53
A remarkable late Sale fightback comes up just short at Gloucester
An understrength Sale looked down and out as they trailed Gloucester 33-15 with just over five minutes left but they scored three …
09 Oct, 12:46
Jamie George and Mako Vunipola send message as Saracens beat Newcastle
Jamie George and Mako Vunipola overcame their recent snubs by England to produce the decisive tries in a 37-23 Gallagher Premiersh…
09 Oct, 12:36
Glasgow Warriors survive Lions fightback to claim URC victory
Glasgow dug deep to hold off a spirited second-half comeback bid from the Lions in a hard-fought United Rugby Championship clash a…
09 Oct, 12:27
Exeter back in the groove with 5-try win over disjointed Worcester
Exeter moved into the top half of the table with a 5-try victory over disjointed Worcester, who were spared a first Premiership wh…
09 Oct, 12:26
'Very efficient refereeing' saves Sean Maitland from a red card
Scotland international Sean Maitland was just eight minutes into his first Saracens game of the season when he got into high-tackl…
Liam Heagney
09 Oct, 10:51
Second half Leinster surge puts pay to Zebre
URC Second half Leinster surge puts pay to Zebre
09 Oct, 10:34