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Black Ferns name debutant off the bench to play Wallaroos
It's been a while between drinks in the O'Reilly Cup, but the Black Ferns are ready to fire against their Trans-Tasman rivals when…
Ned Lester
11 Jul 2024, 19:21
Slow-burner George Furbank catches light as England attempt to storm All Blacks stronghold
The Northampton Saints full-back has cut a dash from deep and added some much-needed width to England's attack
FEATURE
Neil Squires
11 Jul 2024, 17:25
Doncaster confirm signing of ex-England winger Semesa Rokoduguni
Six weeks after RugbyPass first broke the news of his impending arrival, ambitious Championship side Doncaster Knights have today …
Jon Newcombe
11 Jul 2024, 14:32
Greenwood discusses Slade's comeback and the recipe for RWC success
The past twelve months have been as tumultuous as they come professionally for England centre Henry Slade. 
Interview
Josh Raisey
11 Jul 2024, 12:21
Les Bleuettes expect tough crunch vs England after 74-0 win in April
The last Women's U20 Crunch took place in Rouen on April 20th, with the French team achieving a resounding 74-0 victory. The upcom…
Willy Billiard
11 Jul 2024, 12:06
Black Fern Kaipo Olsen-Baker hoping history repeats against Wallaroos
Kaipo Olsen-Baker appeared to be a certainty for Women’s Rugby World Cup selection in 2022 until the barnstorming loose forward…
Interview
Adam Julian
11 Jul 2024, 11:30
'Challenges are there, they always have been for me' - Simon Mannix
Simon Mannix’s career as an international head coach gets underway for real this Saturday when Portugal take on Namibia in Windh…
Exclusive
Jon Newcombe
11 Jul 2024, 11:09
'We’re all die-hard football fans': England given 'massive' Euro 2024 boost
England will look to end New Zealand’s 30-year unbeaten run at Eden Park this weekend.
PA
11 Jul 2024, 11:07
Boks sail close to the wind as Irish resources face further test
Both coaches have issues to resolve as South Africa and Ireland prepare to clash again in Durban.
FEATURE
Brendan Fanning
11 Jul 2024, 9:39
Andy Farrell makes 4 Ireland changes for second Boks test
Ireland has announced their team ahead of the crucial second Test against South Africa scheduled for this Saturday in Durban.
Ian Cameron
11 Jul 2024, 9:05
Ireland's new plan to shutdown Springboks attack
Ireland defence coach Simon Easterby has outlined his team’s defensive task ahead of this weekend’s second Test against South …
Rugby365
11 Jul 2024, 8:48
What to watch in women’s rugby: Quad Series to showcase rising stars
RugbyPass TV viewers will have an opportunity to glimpse the next generation of women’s talent over the coming fortnight as the …
Martyn Thomas
11 Jul 2024, 8:48
How can Rassie Erasmus evolve his deadly Bomb Squad?
The Springbok supremo is exploring ways to develop his power-laden bench further.
FEATURE
Jon Cardinelli
11 Jul 2024, 7:07
'The Irish are the new All Blacks... like playing Richie McCaw'
Stormers head coach John Dobson has labelled Ireland the "new All Blacks", comparing captain Peter O'Mahony to Richie McCaw. 
Josh Raisey
11 Jul 2024, 6:32
Northampton Saints unveil new club crest
Gallagher Premiership champions Northampton Saints have unveiled their new club crest which will be used from next season.
Josh Raisey
11 Jul 2024, 4:45
Steve Borthwick heaps pressure on All Blacks ahead of second Test
England boss Steve Borthwick has stepped up his efforts to unsettle New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s second Test by insisting the…
PA
11 Jul 2024, 4:23
Gregor Townsend hails return of 'key player'
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend welcomed the energy of the returning Adam Hastings after picking the stand-off for Friday’s …
PA
11 Jul 2024, 4:18
French South America tour beset by off-field issues to mirror political tumult at home
Melvyn's Jaminet's ill-advised social media posts and two players arrested for sexual assault have rocked France's summer tour
FEATURE
Gavin Mortimer
11 Jul 2024, 3:57
Why decision-making must stay with the referee on the field, not the person in a room
South Africa's win over Ireland was arguably decided by the shifting power dynamic between the officials.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
11 Jul 2024, 3:31
‘He’s earned it’: The Brumbies enforcer set for first start in Wallaby gold
ACT Brumbies bruiser Charlie Cale has been handed a maiden Test start by Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt.
Finn Morton
11 Jul 2024, 2:20
Joe Schmidt’s update on Liam Wright and Wallabies’ captaincy call
Coach Joe Schmidt has explained that last week’s captain Liam Wright is “a good chance” of playing Georgia.
Finn Morton
11 Jul 2024, 1:42
Fin Baxter promoted as England chase history at Eden Park
The 22-year-old prop replaces his fellow Harlequins player Joe Marler after winning first cap as a replacement in the first Test.
PA
11 Jul 2024, 0:10
James Slipper to captain Wallabies as Liam Wright ruled out of Wales Test
Liam Wright will not suit up for the Wallabies on Saturday evening after being ruled out of the second Test against Wales.
Finn Morton
10 Jul 2024, 22:05
Aaron Wainwright ruled out as Wales name team to take on Wallabies
Taine Plumtree will start in the No. 8 jersey for just the second time in his young Test career.
Finn Morton
10 Jul 2024, 20:20
Cortez Ratima in line for debut as All Blacks name side to face England
Scott Robertson has promoted Finlay Christie to starting halfback in the absence of the injured TJ Perenara for the second Test ag…
Ned Lester
10 Jul 2024, 20:12
Ex-Wallaby credits forwards for ‘denting the line’ in win over Wales
Stephen Hoiles has credited Australia’s forward pack for making everything “a little bit easier” for a relatively inexperien…
Finn Morton
10 Jul 2024, 19:50
New Zealand's expectations of the All Blacks are too high
I think the All Blacks should beat England’s rugby team by 20 points, in Auckland on Saturday night. Just as I thought they woul…
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
10 Jul 2024, 16:50
Harry McNulty: 'I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t think about walking through Dublin Airport with an Olympic medal.'
The Ireland Sevens captain has led a life less ordinary as he's travelled the world and has his sights set on Olympics glory
FEATURE
Garry Doyle
10 Jul 2024, 15:28
Winning ‘non-negotiable’ for Wales with unwanted history looming
Wales are aiming to bounce back from their Sydney defeat in the second Test.
PA
10 Jul 2024, 12:15
Avenging painful France defeat would cap phenomenal season for Steph Else
If there was a blot on Steph Else’s pristine 2023-24 copybook, then it came on a chastening April evening in Rouen. She is confi…
Interview
Martyn Thomas
10 Jul 2024, 11:59
Rhys Webb dealt career-ending doping ban
Former Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb has been handed a four-year ban by the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) after testing positive fo…
Josh Raisey
10 Jul 2024, 11:17
Hitting joints and closing doors: How South Africa rumbled Ireland's lineout
Ireland's lineout issues in Pretoria had shades of the Springboks' hatchet-job in their RWC clash.
FEATURE
Pat McCarry
10 Jul 2024, 10:29
Montpellier replace ex-England prop Williams with convicted Frenchman
Montpellier have parted ways with former England tighthead Harry Williams after just one season, as reported by RugbyPass.
Josh Raisey
10 Jul 2024, 10:16
Ireland provide crucial update amid fears of extensive injury list
All 35 members of Andy Farrell’s squad trained on Wednesday.
PA
10 Jul 2024, 8:53
Will Noah Lolesio be spat out of the Wallabies' revolving fly-half door?
Can the 24-year-old nail down his spot as Joe Schmidt's go-to man at number 10?
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
10 Jul 2024, 8:19
England expose All Blacks' vulnerability and should strive to level Series
A relieved Scott Robertson came through the first Test and he knows his players need to step up to avoid a first Eden Park defeat …
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
10 Jul 2024, 8:01
Andy Farrell to reach major milestone in Springbok rematch
Ever since Murray Kidd was abruptly removed from office and replaced by Brian Ashton, who came and went just 13 months into his si…
Jon Newcombe
10 Jul 2024, 7:55
Scotland change all 15 from Canada win with big guns returning for USA
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has changed the entire starting XV that triumphed over Canada last week for their clash with t…
Josh Raisey
10 Jul 2024, 7:24
Josh Ioane becomes the latest All Black to agree move to Ireland
Chiefs flyhalf Josh Ioane has become the latest All Black to agree a move to Ireland next season by signing for Connacht.
Josh Raisey
10 Jul 2024, 6:42
Schalk Burger responds to 'broken record' criticism of Bok tactics
South Africa great Schalk Burger has fired back at the critics of how the Springboks use their substitutes.
Josh Raisey
10 Jul 2024, 5:59
'The lads don't understand the magnitude of doing things like that'
He had just witnessed his team go to the well, grinding out a dogged 17-12 win over South Africa at the World Rugby U20 Championsh…
Interview
Liam Heagney
10 Jul 2024, 4:40
The 'silver lining' Wales have taken from latest U20s loss to France
A year ago, 19-43 was the margin of defeat which left them contesting the fifth to eighth placings on match day four. That 24-poin…
Interview
Liam Heagney
10 Jul 2024, 4:20
The 'so perfect' France reaction to keeping alive U20s title defence
Any suggestion that their last-gasp defeat to New Zealand last Thursday had loosened their grip on the trophy they have won for th…
Interview
Liam Heagney
10 Jul 2024, 4:00
Bafana Nhleko: 'South Africa fans have every right to be upset'
His team not only needed to beat England in the puddles of Athlone but they also had to win by a margin wide enough so that the ma…
Interview
Liam Heagney
10 Jul 2024, 3:45
Joe Bailey: From 'horrible' to 'everyone singing, dancing, hugging'
The World Rugby U20 Championship Pool C fixture on the Cape Flats had been deadlocked since the 51st-minute and the Exeter lock ha…
Interview
Liam Heagney
10 Jul 2024, 3:31
Rudi Brown: From cut and clubless in Scotland to the Top 14
A shining star at age-grade level, the youngster was tipped for big things before being cut. A move to France changed everything.
FEATURE
Jamie Lyall
10 Jul 2024, 3:25
The three ways the Wallabies attack can unlock the Welsh defence
The Wallabies’ 25-16 victory over Wales ended up being a good showing of an inexperienced side that had limited time together.
Opinion
John Ferguson
10 Jul 2024, 1:56
‘A non-negotiable’: Owen Watkin labels Wallabies clash a must-win for Wales
Centre Owen Watkin believes it’s a “non-negotiable” for Wales to beat Australia in Melbourne on Saturday.
Finn Morton
10 Jul 2024, 1:25
‘Made my job easier’: Rob Valetini’s praise for Wallabies’ new-look trio
Wallabies enforcer Rob Valetini has praised teammates Liam Wright and Fraser McReight for making “my job easier” on Saturday.
Finn Morton
09 Jul 2024, 23:34
Wallaroos winger reflects on ‘unbelievable’ record-equalling 4 try haul
Wallaroo Desiree Miller ran into the history books on Saturday by joining an exclusive try scoring club that now only has two memb…
Interview
Finn Morton
09 Jul 2024, 20:47
Brumbies secure in takeover but games could still be taken elsewhere
The ACT Brumbies' future in Canberra has been secured, but Super Rugby Pacific home games could still be taken elsewhere.
AAP
09 Jul 2024, 20:07
‘One last ride’: Black Ferns Sevens great Tyla King to retire after Olympics
Tyla King has announced the upcoming Paris Olympic Games will be the final chapter in the playmaker’s decorated rugby union care…
Finn Morton
09 Jul 2024, 19:56
World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final pairings confirmed
Meanwhile, England will take on Ireland in the other semi-final following the outcome of match day three at the tournament in Sout…
Liam Heagney
09 Jul 2024, 17:45
An 86th-minute try clinches England U20s the win over South Africa
Repeated infringing from the Junior Boks, which included the yellow carding of Divan Fuller, meant the match continued level until…
Liam Heagney
09 Jul 2024, 15:13
Are the Springboks the new 'wide' boys of rugby?
One thing that is up for discussion in the next episode of Boks Office, available soon on RugbyPass TV, is how much width South Af…
Analysis
Jon Newcombe
09 Jul 2024, 13:07
U20 champions France see off Wales to keep their title defence alive
With Pool A leaders New Zealand expected to run up a big score in the 7pm kick-off in Stellenbosch and progress with a total of 15…
Liam Heagney
09 Jul 2024, 12:46
World Rugby statement: The Ireland-Australia U20s match cancellation
The teams were set to kick-off at 2pm local time in a match to decide who would finish top of Pool B and advance to next Sunday’…
Liam Heagney
09 Jul 2024, 10:47
The Ireland U20s verdict on making semi-final without playing Australia
The Irish, who had nine points after two matches, were due to take on Australia, who had six points, on Tuesday in the final round…
Liam Heagney
09 Jul 2024, 10:08
‘There’s boy Wallaroos’: The ‘special’ growth of women’s rugby in Australia
While it can be easy to focus on the Wallaroos' record of one win and three losses, the bigger picture being painted is more power…
Interview
Finn Morton
09 Jul 2024, 8:43
Experienced Springboks unchanged as they chase Ireland series win
South Africa have stuck with the same matchday 23 for Saturday’s second Test against Ireland in Durban.
PA
09 Jul 2024, 7:28
Wallabies far from perfect but ‘stressful’ Schmidt era starts on winning note
Only a second win from 13 Tests in Sydney was a solid benchmark to kick-start the new coach's reign.
FEATURE
Brett McKay
09 Jul 2024, 6:24
Live blog: World Rugby U20 Championship 2024 in Cape Town – Day Three
While the schedule in South Africa is officially listed as the final round of the pool stage, it’s essentially the quarter-final…
Liam Heagney
09 Jul 2024, 5:57
Damian McKenzie error provokes shot clock change for second New Zealand vs England Test
McKenzie’s failure to kick within the permitted 60 seconds gave England the chance to launch one last attack at the end of the s…
PA
09 Jul 2024, 5:52
Two France players arrested in Argentina for sexual assault
Hugo Auradou and Oscar Jegou have been arrested by police in Argentina on suspicion of sexual assault.
Willy Billiard
09 Jul 2024, 4:25
The latest injury update on Wales’ Aaron Wainwright, Liam Williams and more
Wales' Rob Howley has been unable to confirm whether Aaron Wainwright, Liam Williams and four others will be available to take on …
Finn Morton
09 Jul 2024, 4:22
Star Wallaby expects ‘really tough’ battle as Wales look to end losing run
It was a tense Test last Saturday at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium and Wallaby Rob Valetini expects another “tough” clash with Wa…
Finn Morton
09 Jul 2024, 3:27
Getting to Know: England U20s lock Junior Kpoku
Kpoku was given a dice roll as an in-camp forfeit and rolling a six meant dying his hair or getting a buzz. The upside was that wh…
Interview
Liam Heagney
09 Jul 2024, 3:14
Four World Rugby U20 Championship match day three talking points
Wales versus defending champions France in Pool A is essentially a play-off to decide who clinches the single best runner-up spot …
Analysis
Liam Heagney
09 Jul 2024, 2:48
Highlanders reveal big change with Jamie Joseph taking over as head coach
The Highlanders have made a significant announcement before the new season with Jamie Joseph taking over as head coach.
Finn Morton
09 Jul 2024, 2:24
Luke Jacobson on how the All Blacks will combat England's 'heat'
All Blacks loose forward Luke Jacobson is looking to eliminate England's breakdown threats as they build on the performance from t…
Ben Smith
09 Jul 2024, 2:09
Jake Gordon positive about Wallabies’ new-look halves combo with Lolesio
Wallabies halfback Jake Gordon has expressed a desire to continue working with flyhalf Noah Lolesio in their new-look halves combi…
Finn Morton
08 Jul 2024, 21:09
Salesi Rayasi departs Hurricanes as Blues and Chiefs make key re-signings
As the dust settles on the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season, it's becoming clearer what 2025 has in store, and where the opportunit…
Ned Lester
08 Jul 2024, 18:57
Alan Quinlan poses question to RG Snyman after tackle on Craig Casey
Former Ireland and Munster flanker Alan Quinlan has said that South Africa lock RG Snyman cannot be blamed for the tackle that res…
Josh Raisey
08 Jul 2024, 12:38
U20: Les Bleuets face double challenge to retain title
France U20 faces a major challenge: a formidable Wales team with potentially disastrous weather conditions.
Interview
Willy Billiard
08 Jul 2024, 12:34
What to watch in men's rugby: U20 Championship, Trophy races heat up
It is another busy week of international action on RugbyPass TV as the World Rugby U20 Championship and World Rugby U20 Trophy con…
Martyn Thomas
08 Jul 2024, 11:48
How England are dealing with the weight of history before second Test
Steve Borthwick’s men opened the series with a spirited 16-15 defeat in Dunedin.
PA
08 Jul 2024, 11:01
Warren Gatland's suprising take from inside camp as Wales fall out of top 10
Wales will meet Australia in Melbourne after slumping to an all-time world ranking low and facing a possible ninth consecutive Tes…
PA
08 Jul 2024, 10:19
Four issues England must address before facing the All Blacks again
In a contest as close as England's with the All Blacks on Saturday, there is no need for Steve Borthwick to throw out the playbook…
Opinion
Josh Raisey
08 Jul 2024, 9:47
LNR issue statement in wake of 'unacceptable' Melvyn Jaminet clip
The Ligue Nationale de Rugby in France has condemned comments made by Toulon fullback Melvyn Jaminet in an accidentally released s…
Ian Cameron
08 Jul 2024, 9:26
Joe Tekori mourns death of wife Helen, aged 44
Former Samoan international Joe Tekori has announced that his wife Helen has died at the age of 44.
Ian Cameron
08 Jul 2024, 8:52
World Rugby U20 Championship match day three game-by-game guide
Three matches are scheduled for Athlone: Ireland-Australia (2pm local time), France-Wales (4:30pm) and South Africa-England (7pm).…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
08 Jul 2024, 8:35
Olympic rugby sevens schedule confirmed for Paris 2024
The Paris 2024 Olympic rugby sevens match schedule has been unveiled with 16 days to go until the sport kicks off the games.
Ian Cameron
08 Jul 2024, 8:16
Ospreys announce stadium move with multi-million pound investment
The Ospreys have announced that they will move to St Helen’s Sports Ground in Swansea ahead of the 2025/26 season.
Josh Raisey
08 Jul 2024, 7:32
How England's blitz ground All Blacks to a standstill
Steve Borthwick's defence flummoxed New Zealand during a period when they are normally so ruthless.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
08 Jul 2024, 5:20
Mick Cleary: 'England had a chance. They blew it. They need to take that hurt and use it.'
However you dress it up, an improving England missed a gilt-edged chance to register a first win on New Zealand soil for 21 years
FEATURE
Mick Cleary
08 Jul 2024, 5:14
Dan Sheehan leads long list of Irish injuries heading into second Test
Ireland hooker Dan Sheehan is out of the second Test against South Africa next week in Durban after suffering a suspected ACL tear…
Josh Raisey
08 Jul 2024, 4:26
All Blacks vs England takeaways: The Perenara fade away, Razor's defensive concern
Whilst not new for the All Blacks and something that was seen throughout Foster's tenure, the 'click' plays in transition look to …
Opinion
Ben Smith
08 Jul 2024, 1:21
Scott Robertson's take on Marcus Smith and the England players who impressed
All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson has offered his view on the standout England players from the first Test as well as Marcus S…
Ben Smith
07 Jul 2024, 21:39
Crusaders young gun drafted into All Blacks as TJ Perenara ruled out
The All Blacks have given an update on the injury TJ Perenara suffered late in the first half against England in Dunedin, revealin…
Ned Lester
07 Jul 2024, 21:28
Hamilton Boys farewell one of the great coaches in New Zealand schoolboy rugby
Nigel Hotham, the brains behind Hamilton Boys High's world-class rugby programme, has stepped down as the school's first XV coach …
Adam Julian
07 Jul 2024, 20:56
Rampant Scotland hit another century in World Rugby U20 Trophy
Scotland racked up another century of points at Hive Stadium in Edinburgh as they cruised to a second bonus-point win of the World…
Jon Newcombe
07 Jul 2024, 16:54
Melvyn Jaminet suspended by France after video clip circulated
On Sunday evening, the French Rugby Federation decided to suspend Melvyn Jaminet from the France squad for making racist remarks.
Willy Billiard
07 Jul 2024, 16:38
The ‘slow poison’ that Rassie Erasmus loved about his Springboks
Only Pieter-Steph du Toit and Kwagga Smith from the starting pack remained on the field with the match delicately poised at 13-8 i…
Liam Heagney
07 Jul 2024, 10:20
Shock British and Irish Lions outcome in New Zealand - OTD
Owen Farrell’s late penalty saw the third Test at Eden Park finish 15-15.
PA
07 Jul 2024, 9:20
Rassie Erasmus claims beating Ireland wasn’t ‘monkey off the back win'
Before this weekend’s 27-20 win in Pretoria, the Springboks had lost their last three encounters with Ireland, losing in Dublin …
Liam Heagney
07 Jul 2024, 7:36
Number one settled while Wales drop to lowest ever world ranking
The debate over who the number one team in the world is has been put to bed, for now, with Ireland at risk of moving to third in t…
Grant Constable
07 Jul 2024, 7:35
The reason why Andy Farrell believes Ireland can level Test series
The reigning Guinness Six Nations champions never got going in Pretoria until it was too late, losing 20-27 at Loftus Versfeld and…
Liam Heagney
07 Jul 2024, 6:52
England statement: Call-up for uncapped prop Emmanuel Iyogun
Marler’s early exit resulted in a Test debut for his Harlequins teammate Fin Baxter, who didn’t let his side down in his maide…
Liam Heagney
07 Jul 2024, 3:30
Asher Opoku-Fordjour: 'You want to be the one that dominates'
Marler is not alone in liking the look of Asher Opoku-Fordjour. Alex Sanderson, the youngster’s boss at the Sharks, is constantl…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
07 Jul 2024, 2:36
Kwagga Smith and three other South Africa vs Ireland talking points
Despite knocking around at altitude for over a week, Ireland were flat for far too long a stretch on the high veldt while South Af…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
07 Jul 2024, 2:31
Wallaby Tom Lynagh impresses with ‘special’ debut cameo off the bench
Two days out from Australia’s clash with Wales, coach Joe Schmidt described uncapped playmaker Tom Lynagh as “a cool customer.…
Finn Morton
06 Jul 2024, 22:21
‘Reward for hard work’: Captain Liam Wright’s take on Wallabies’ win
Wallabies captain Liam Wright has called on the playing group to “roll up the sleeves” before another clash with Wales.
Finn Morton
06 Jul 2024, 21:18
New-look Scotland run in 11 tries to thrash Canada
Debutants Arron Reed and Gus Warr each claimed a brace of tries as Scotland kicked off their tour in emphatic fashion.
PA
06 Jul 2024, 20:23
‘It was stressful’: Joe Schmidt reacts to first win as Wallabies coach
Captain Liam Wright and coach Joe Schmidt were both in good spirits as they walked into the post-match press conference room.
Finn Morton
06 Jul 2024, 20:18
'Wasn't Super Rugby, was it?': Scott Robertson on his first Test as All Blacks coach
A relieved Scott Robertson was elated but realistic after his first All Blacks Test match as head coach as the team squeezed a tig…
Ben Smith
06 Jul 2024, 20:14
The All Blacks on England's blitz defence and how they will respond at Eden Park
England came out breathing fire in Dunedin with rapid line speed in their aggressive defensive system against the All Blacks. 
Ben Smith
06 Jul 2024, 19:48
Youthful France punish listless Argentina in Mendoza
A youthful France side came away from Mendoza with a 28-13 win over an uninspired Argentina side on Saturday in what was the Pumas…
Josh Raisey
06 Jul 2024, 18:04
The Andy Farrell reaction to the TMO calls that went against Ireland
Andy Farrell has given his reaction to a frustrating 20-27 defeat for Ireland on Saturday evening in Pretoria, suggesting his team…
Liam Heagney
06 Jul 2024, 15:13
Ireland player ratings versus South Africa – Castle Lager Test One
After all the talk, South Africa’s big day finally arrived and they had their chance to avenge last September’s Rugby World Cu…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
06 Jul 2024, 14:28
Bomb Squad flex muscles as South Africa grind out win over Ireland
The Springboks beat Ireland for the first time since 2016.
PA
06 Jul 2024, 13:54
Springboks player ratings vs Ireland | July series first Test
In their first match on home soil since lifting the World Cup last year, South Africa treated the Loftus Versfeld fans to a grippi…
Analysis
Josh Raisey
06 Jul 2024, 13:16
Warren Gatland sees ‘real positives’ in face of mounting pressure
Wales have not won a Test since they defeated World Cup pool opponents Georgia nine months ago.
PA
06 Jul 2024, 10:39
Wales player ratings vs Wallabies | July series first Test
The Wallabies gave Wales a great welcome to Sydney this afternoon as they defeated the visitors 25-16 at the Allianz Stadium in th…
Jack Tunney
06 Jul 2024, 8:42
Joe Schmidt era begins with a win as Wales drop out of world top 10
It was their 12th successive loss to the Wallabies in Australia.
PA
06 Jul 2024, 8:05
Wallabies player ratings vs Wales | July series first Test
The Wallabies have started their new era under coach Joe Schmidt with a confidence-building win after getting the better of Wales …
Opinion
Finn Morton
06 Jul 2024, 8:00
Jamie George pinpoints 'areas to look at' after All Blacks loss
The tourists led 15-10 when Marcus Smith conjured a try for Immanuel Feyi-Waboso but two penalties from Damian McKenzie saved the …
PA
06 Jul 2024, 6:50
Fissler Confidential: Deal lined up for Willis as Bok eyes Prem move
Toulouse would like openside Jack Willis to slam the door shut on talk of a return to the Premiership by putting pen to paper on a…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
06 Jul 2024, 6:31
England player ratings vs All Blacks | Steinlager Ultra Low Carb Series first Test
England will leave Dunedin knowing they had a very real chance to earn their first win against the All Blacks on New Zealand soil …
Analysis
Josh Raisey
06 Jul 2024, 5:29
All Blacks player ratings vs England | Steinlager Ultra Low Carb Series first Test
The All Blacks finished with a tight 16-15 win over England in Scott Robertson's first Test as All Blacks head coach.
Opinion
Ben Smith
06 Jul 2024, 5:12
All Blacks survive arm-wrestle with England for one-point win
England travelled to Dunedin full of confidence and ambition, eyeing a rare win on New Zealand soil.
Ned Lester
06 Jul 2024, 4:58
Desiree Miller scores four as Wallaroos run away with big win over Fiji
Desiree Miller stole the show on Saturday evening with a stunning try-scoring blitz that helped inspire the Wallaroos' first victo…
Finn Morton
06 Jul 2024, 4:48
Marcus Smith ready to show England's attacking intent
The All Blacks will provide a gauge of just how far England’s attack has come.
PA
05 Jul 2024, 12:02
Stafford McDowall shocked to be leading Scotland against Canada
It will be only a third Scotland appearance for the Glasgow centre.
PA
05 Jul 2024, 11:49
‘I haven’t been as excited for a Test since I played’ – CJ Stander
As an Afrikaner by birth and a former Ireland international, CJ Stander is one of the few people to have a foot in both camps when…
Jon Newcombe
05 Jul 2024, 10:45
'Records are meant to be broken' says Dewi Lake on drought Down Under
Dewi Lake insists that records are “meant to be broken” as Wales target a first victory against Australia Down Under for 55 ye…
PA
05 Jul 2024, 10:40
Peter O’Mahony backs ‘professional’ Jamie Osborne to do well on debut
Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony feels it was only a matter of time before Jamie Osborne was handed his senior debut, which will c…
PA
05 Jul 2024, 10:13
What England must do to achieve historic result vs All Blacks – Andy Goode
The southern hemisphere sides have to be favourites but the north has a real chance over the next couple of weekends, which hasn…
Opinion
Andy Goode
05 Jul 2024, 9:20
Ardie Savea describes England's Ben Earl as 'pretty swaggy with the ball'
Ardie Savea sees a kindred spirit in Ben Earl as he places New Zealand on alert for an England forward assault in Dunedin on Satur…
PA
05 Jul 2024, 8:16
Four talking points after World Rugby U20 Championship match day two
There were thrilling finishes, loads of excellent tries and even the novelty of needing a review to judge whether the final kick o…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
05 Jul 2024, 7:09
Talking points as Wales bid to end their search for success Down Under
Wales have lost their last 11 Tests against the Wallabies in Australia.
PA
05 Jul 2024, 6:27
Antoine Frisch among eight France debutants
Fabien Galthié has selected an inexperienced matchday 23 for Saturday's match against Argentina in Mendoza, his 50th Test in char…
Jon Newcombe
05 Jul 2024, 5:41
Gatland needs a catalyst to start the Wales fightback or the game faces a stark future
Wales are on the ropes and in an arena where results matter, they need to give the Welsh public something to cheer about
FEATURE
Owain Jones
05 Jul 2024, 5:08
What last-gasp hero Finn Treacy made of Ireland's 24-phase try
The Irish looked set to be beaten as they had surrendered an early 12-0 lead and were trailing 15-16 and were fortunate not to be …
Interview
Liam Heagney
05 Jul 2024, 4:42
The key areas for England as they chase prized New Zealand scalp
England play their first match in New Zealand for a decade as they look to shock the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday morning.
PA
05 Jul 2024, 4:27
Scotland fly under the radar on voyage of discovery
Away from the bright lights of Southern Hemisphere heavyweights, Gregor Townsend has time to widen his talent pool in the Test are…
FEATURE
Jamie Lyall
05 Jul 2024, 4:00
The Junior Boks explanation for their heavy defeat to Argentina
The Junior Boks had won the previous two games they had played against the Argentinians. Now, with the tables drastically turned, …
Interview
Liam Heagney
05 Jul 2024, 3:33
The Rico Simpson verdict on his TMO-reviewed game-winning kick
The Baby Blacks place-kicker had his frustrations during his team’s ding-dong match with France, the defending champions.
Interview
Liam Heagney
05 Jul 2024, 2:43
The key challenges facing Joe Schmidt's inexperienced Wallabies side
Joe Schmidt has named his first ever Wallabies matchday-23, with no less than seven uncapped players, two of whom are in the start…
Opinion
John Ferguson
05 Jul 2024, 2:38
‘We’ve learnt a lot’: Wallaroos out to bounce back after tough start to year
Captain Michaela Leonard is confident the Wallaroos have made some “big improvements” in key areas.
Finn Morton
05 Jul 2024, 2:17
‘He can turn Australia around’: All Blacks back Wallabies coach to succeed
The All Blacks who know Joe Schmidt best are backing Australia's new coach to improve the fortunes of the once-great Wallabies.
AAP
05 Jul 2024, 0:58
Ex-Brumbies & Leicester coach Dan McKellar joins Waratahs
Former ACT Brumbies and Leicester Tigers mastermind Dan McKellar will be back coaching on Australia’s shores next season.
Finn Morton
05 Jul 2024, 0:49
‘Hopefully be in the 23’: Liam Wright’s ‘surprise’ with Wallabies captaincy
Before the Wallabies team to play Wales was revealed to the players on Tuesday, Liam Wright just wanted to make the 23.
Finn Morton
04 Jul 2024, 23:21
‘Cool customer’ Tom Lynagh set to follow in father’s Wallabies footsteps
Tom Lynagh will follow in the footsteps of his father on Saturday evening if the 21-year-old is called on to come off the bench ag…
Finn Morton
04 Jul 2024, 22:16
Sevu Reece on his All Blacks comeback and the wing depth
Returning All Black Sevu Reece is in line to play his first Test since November 2022 after being named on the right wing to face E…
Ben Smith
04 Jul 2024, 21:43
England is nice but the Springboks will be a true test of the All Blacks' mettle
It’s not until the All Blacks meet the Springboks in South Africa in September that we’ll be able to judge if this coaching gr…
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
04 Jul 2024, 20:30
Jono Gibbes' ‘do-or-die’ reaction to late, late New Zealand U20s win
The Baby Blacks trailed 0-11 at the break following an opening period where they were heavily penalised on the penalty count, culm…
Interview
Liam Heagney
04 Jul 2024, 20:01
England lock Josh McNally makes URC switch
Cardiff have announced the signing of former England lock Josh McNally ahead of next season.
Josh Raisey
04 Jul 2024, 11:51
Harlequins sign trio of international forwards
Harlequins have announced a hat-trick of international signings ahead of the 2024-25 Premiership Women’s Rugby season.
Martyn Thomas
04 Jul 2024, 11:39
Vannes add ex-All Black to ambitious recruitment drive
Vannes continue to prepare for life in the Top 14 after signing former All Black centre Francis Saili, as predicted in Fissler Con…
Neil Fissler
04 Jul 2024, 11:27
New Argentina era begins with 9 changes from World Cup bronze line-up
New Argentina boss Felipe Contepomi has named his first side of his tenure, making nine changes to the starting XV that will take …
Josh Raisey
04 Jul 2024, 10:43
Jake White's Bulls bring Sintu Manjezi back to Pretoria
The Bulls have signed Sintu Manjezi - who returns to Loftus Versfeld with a contract extending until 2028.
Ian Cameron
04 Jul 2024, 10:04
Scott Roberston lifts lids on benching Beauden Barrett
New Zealand have sprung a surprise by naming Beauden Barrett on the bench for Saturday’s first Test against England in Dunedin.
PA
04 Jul 2024, 9:15
Jamie Osborne handed Ireland debut for 'best in world' clash with Boks
Jamie Osborne is set to make his Ireland debut this Saturday against South Africa at Loftus Versfeld.
Josh Raisey
04 Jul 2024, 9:07
Son of former RWC player handed Fiji debut
Fiji’s Kitione Salawa joins new Italian call-up Matt Gallagher as the son of a famous rugby-playing father making their Test deb…
Jon Newcombe
04 Jul 2024, 8:23
Munster left smiling despite Alex Nankivell ban for URC semi-final red
Alex Nankivell has been banned for three weeks for his red card in Munster's United Rugby Championship semi-final loss to Glasgow …
Josh Raisey
04 Jul 2024, 8:18
Rassie Erasmus: 'Outspoken' Irish became full of themselves
Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus has accused the 'outspoken' Irish of becoming full of themselves, while also claiming there's…
Ian Cameron
04 Jul 2024, 7:36
Stuart Hogg spends night in cells and given prison warning
Stuart Hogg has been warned that he will be sent to prison if there is another breach of his bail conditions after he admitted con…
Neil Fissler
04 Jul 2024, 7:03
Mick Cleary: 'Respect from the All Blacks? You have to chisel it from them'
Steve Borthwick has slowly turned his England team from unloved no-hopers to thrill seekers - a win in New Zealand would be seismi…
FEATURE
Mick Cleary
04 Jul 2024, 6:56
Clubless Jonny Gray snapped up by Top 14 giants
Scotland lock Jonny Gray has signed for Top 14 finalists Bordeaux-Begles ahead of next season, as reported by RugbyPass.
Josh Raisey
04 Jul 2024, 6:54
Recap: World Rugby U20 Championship 2024 in Cape Town – Day Two
RugbyPass will spend the day at the Danie Craven where the all-European clash of the Irish and the Georgians gets things going at …
Liam Heagney
04 Jul 2024, 6:41
A game-changer and all-time greats: Brodie Retallick's Top 5 All Blacks
Over 1,200 players have played for the All Blacks since the New Zealand men's national team made their debut in the early 20th cen…
Jon Newcombe
04 Jul 2024, 6:25
South Africans are the masters of taking offence
There are a few things that the South African rugby ecosystem does better than any of their competitors.
Daniel Gallan
04 Jul 2024, 6:17
‘You’ve got to block out the noise’: Emma Sing reveals secrets of kicking success
The Premiership Women's Rugby top points scorer lifts the lid on her routine, competitive training sessions and which kicker she l…
Exclusive
Martyn Thomas
04 Jul 2024, 4:59
Gloucester tie down Pumas lock Matias Alemanno
Gloucester and Argentina lock Matias Alemanno has signed a new deal with the club.
Josh Raisey
04 Jul 2024, 4:41
Jason Leonard doffs cap to Dan Cole but sends blunt message to England
Rugby legend Jason Leonard has paid tribute to Dan Cole, who equals his remarkable record of 114 England caps for a forward in me…
Interview
Chris Jones
04 Jul 2024, 4:10
Gregor Townsend singles out Elliot Millar-Mills in lesson to debutants
Townsend has named five uncapped players in his starting XV for the match against Canada.
PA
04 Jul 2024, 4:01
‘Think about where I’m at’: Richie Mo’unga considers early All Blacks return
Former Crusaders first five-eighth Richie Mo’unga has hinted at a potential return to New Zealand’s shores.
Finn Morton
04 Jul 2024, 2:33
Lucas de la Rua: 'You're almost in shock, there’s nothing you can do'
His exotic-sounding name is rooted in the Iberian Peninsula as both his parents hail from Spain, but he is very much a born-and-ra…
Interview
Liam Heagney
04 Jul 2024, 2:12
Getting to Know: South Africa U20s full-back Bruce Sherwood
The Capetonian, who celebrated his 20th birthday last week ahead of the opening-round win over Fiji at DHL Stadium, was part of Ba…
Interview
Liam Heagney
04 Jul 2024, 2:04
Four World Rugby U20 Championship match day two talking points
It’s the sort of programme that should have rugby fans having two gadgets on the go at the same time so that none of the action …
Analysis
Liam Heagney
04 Jul 2024, 1:42
Ardie Savea labels Scott Robertson's All Blacks influence 'refreshing'
Scott Robertson appears to have made a significant impact throughout his first 10 days in All Blacks camp, with his energy and exc…
Ned Lester
04 Jul 2024, 1:14
Joe Schmidt explains decision to pick Liam Wright as new Wallabies captain
Joe Schmidt has described new captain Liam Wright as an “understated” individual before explaining why the Queensland Reds bac…
Finn Morton
04 Jul 2024, 0:56
'I wouldn't call it safe': Robertson on why there are no debutants in his All Black side
Scott Robertson has explained his thinking behind the first All Blacks side of the year which does not include any debutants despi…
Ben Smith
03 Jul 2024, 23:28
Liam Wright confirmed as 89th Wallabies captain ahead of Wales Test
Coach Joe Schmidt has named a surprise captain to lead Australia on Saturday night with Queensland Reds backrower Liam Wright set …
Finn Morton
03 Jul 2024, 22:01
Coach Jo Yapp names four debutants in Wallaroos side to play Fijiana
Australia coach Jo Yapp has named four debutants in the Wallaroos' side ahead of their upcoming Test against Fiji.
Finn Morton
03 Jul 2024, 20:37
Aaron Wainwright set for milestone in Wales’ first Test in Australia
Aaron Wainwright is set for a milestone Test appearance on Saturday evening in Australia after being named to start at No. 8 for W…
Finn Morton
03 Jul 2024, 19:48
Perofeta to start as Robertson names his first All Blacks team to play England
Scott Robertson has named his first ever All Blacks team as they prepare to take on England in the first Test in Dunedin.
Ben Smith
03 Jul 2024, 19:35
Australia search for fairytale Paris Olympics ending after Tokyo heartbreak
The Australian sevens rugby women's team is searching for a fairytale ending at the Olympic Games in Paris after suffering heart…
AAP
03 Jul 2024, 19:08
Reneeqa Bonner preparing for last dance with England U20s
The Bristol Bears winger is hoping to build on an impressive PWR season and help England to success at the inaugural Six Nations W…
Exclusive
Martyn Thomas
03 Jul 2024, 15:33
What France U20 think of the Baby Blacks
The second match of the U20 World Championship promises to be a do-or-die affair for both teams.
Analysis
Willy Billiard
03 Jul 2024, 14:24
Gregor Townsend names 10 debutants in Scotland squad to face Canada
Ten players in the 23-man squad could make their debuts at the TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, which kicks off their four-match summer…
PA
03 Jul 2024, 13:53
'My arms are toothpicks, his are cannons': Retallick's greatest rival
Across his 109-cap All Blacks career, Brodie Retallick played with and against some of the greatest locks that have ever packed do…
Josh Raisey
03 Jul 2024, 11:57
Gloucester CEO pens open letter addressing George Skivington future
Gloucester CEO Alex Brown has given his "full support" to director of rugby George Skivington ahead of next season.
Josh Raisey
03 Jul 2024, 10:33
Liam Williams shows his enduring value to Wales as Wallabies lie in wait
He maybe a veteran at 33, but the well-travelled full-back is still a class act and provides Wales with all-important X-Factor
FEATURE
Mark Orders
03 Jul 2024, 8:32
What 'superstar' Regan Grace needs to learn in rugby union
The former rugby league star is looking to impress after switching codes.
PA
03 Jul 2024, 8:08
Steve Boden back in rugby with Coventry
Coventry Rugby have further strengthened their coaching group with the appointment of Steve Boden as first team assistant and acad…
Jon Newcombe
03 Jul 2024, 8:00
Massive Andy Farrell decision asks three Ireland stars to put their legacies on the line
Giants of Irish rugby must go to the well again as a monumental Test series against the Springboks looms.
FEATURE
Pat McCarry
03 Jul 2024, 7:01
'The Godfather of Bath Rugby' Jack Rowell dies, aged 87
Bath Rugby legend and former England coach Jack Rowell passed away on Monday at the age of 87.
Jon Newcombe
03 Jul 2024, 7:00
'New Zealand are smart most of the time but they weren’t smart that day'
Flanker Back was part of the England team that prevailed 15-13 in Wellington 21 years ago.
PA
03 Jul 2024, 6:54
Will Skelton signs long-term La Rochelle with 4 other internationals
Former Australia captain Will Skelton has signed a contract extension with La Rochelle, keeping him at the Stade Marcel Deflandre …
Josh Raisey
03 Jul 2024, 6:15
Ex-England U20 fullback Matt Gallagher set for Italy debut
Former Bath and England U20 fullback Matt Gallagher is in line to make his Italy debut this Friday against Samoa after being selec…
Josh Raisey
03 Jul 2024, 4:48
8 Moana Pasifika players named in star-studded Samoa side for Italy
Eight Moana Pasifika players have been named in Manu Samoa’s matchday squad ahead of their blockbuster clash with Italy.
Finn Morton
03 Jul 2024, 4:45
Richie Mo’unga’s nephew in line for Test debut when Fiji play Georgia
Playmaker Isaiah Armstrong-Ravula is in line for a Test debut after being named as one of Fiji's five uncapped players to play Geo…
Finn Morton
03 Jul 2024, 4:03
Are the All Blacks playing the retention game and losing?
New Zealand rugby has seen at first a trickle but now a steady flow of talent going offshore to hurt them where it counts
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
03 Jul 2024, 3:56
World Rugby U20 Championship match day two game by game guide
Three matches are scheduled for Stellenbosch: Ireland vs Georgia (kick-off 2pm local), France vs New Zealand (4:30pm) and South Af…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
03 Jul 2024, 3:03
Bloodied but unbowed Dan Cole prepares for final hurrah
The adamantine Leicester Tigers tighthead knows he hasn't got long left at Test level and deserves every bit of praise coming his …
FEATURE
Neil Squires
03 Jul 2024, 3:01
Getting to Know: England U20s loosehead Asher Opoku-Fordjour
A year ago he was coming to the age-grade event in Cape Town off the back of a challenging season in England. Part of the Wasps ac…
Interview
Liam Heagney
03 Jul 2024, 2:42
Harry McLaughlin-Phillips: 'I've got a pretty cruisy lifestyle'
A veteran of last year’s age-grade tournament where the Aussies placed fifth, the straight-shooting No10 has returned to South A…
Interview
Liam Heagney
03 Jul 2024, 2:28
Ex-Wallaby Carter Gordon granted early release to join NRL club Titans
Carter Gordon has officially completed an early switch from rugby union to the NRL after linking up with the Gold Coast Titans for…
Finn Morton
03 Jul 2024, 1:41
Nawaqanitawase & Toole set for Paris as Australia name squads for Olympics
Wallaby Mark Nawaqanitawase and highly-rated Brumbies winger Corey Toole headline a talented Australia men’s squad for the upcom…
Finn Morton
03 Jul 2024, 0:28
Scott Barrett was told 'stop picking on halfbacks' after Nic White incident
The viral images of Scott Barrett shushing Wallabies halfback Nic White resurfaced when the lock was named All Blacks captain by S…
Ned Lester
03 Jul 2024, 0:24
'It's like an argument with your wife': Ex-Boks skipper previews Irish 'war'
Former Springboks captain Bobby Skinstad has liked the pre-Test hype for the South Africa versus Ireland series to having “an ar…
Finn Morton
02 Jul 2024, 21:44
Scott Barrett names the players he'd least like to meet at a ruck
New All Blacks captain Scott Barrett has played against and alongside some all-time greats of the game, but he says two players in…
Ned Lester
02 Jul 2024, 20:32
‘I needed change’: Lukhan Salakaia-Loto eyes first Wallabies Test since 2021
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto is happy to put his country ahead of club as he fights for a Wallabies recall.
AAP
02 Jul 2024, 20:04
Portia Woodman-Wickliffe keeps fans guessing about post-Olympics plans
Black Ferns Sevens legend Portia Woodman-Wickliffe will retire from international rugby after the upcoming Paris Olympics.
Finn Morton
02 Jul 2024, 19:48
'Two things that never change': Scott Hansen on the All Blacks' style changes from last year
A new era for the All Blacks has started but their first public showing is due this weekend when they face England at Forsyth Barr…
Ben Smith
02 Jul 2024, 18:22
Highlanders sign former All Blacks Sevens speedster among haul of young talent
The Highlanders are stocking up on even more promising young players, with five signings announced ahead of the 2025 Super Rugby P…
Ned Lester
02 Jul 2024, 18:07
Scott Roberston needs to send Samipeni Finau on a Marcus Smith mission
With England naming Marcus Smith at flyhalf for the opening match, the intriguing pick for blindside is Chiefs hitman Samipeni Fin…
Opinion
Ben Smith
02 Jul 2024, 17:30
The problem areas Joe Schmidt must address for 'desperate' Wallabies
Numerous on-field issues have becoming weeping sores for the embattled Australians as Wales arrive Down Under.
FEATURE
Brett McKay
02 Jul 2024, 16:20
How Wayne Smith's fingertips are all over New Zealand's 'Razor' blueprint
The iconic coaching sage will influence Scott Robertson's style of play as the Ian Foster playbook is ripped up.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
02 Jul 2024, 16:12
Records tumble as Scotland and Japan win big on day one of U20 Trophy
The opening day of the World Rugby U20 Trophy produced the two highest scores in the history of the competition, with hosts Scotla…
Jon Newcombe
02 Jul 2024, 15:16
The Finn Carnduff verdict on England U20s making 12 changes
What the wholesale shake-up said about England is that they trust their strength in depth, but also that skipper Finn Carnduff is …
Interview
Liam Heagney
02 Jul 2024, 12:50
La Rochelle eyeing two rising stars of French rugby - report
La Rochelle are lining up a potential double swoop for two rising stars of French rugby, Nolann le Garrec and Leo Barre, in the su…
Josh Raisey
02 Jul 2024, 12:29
What Castro-Ferreira will bring to France U20s against New Zealand
The arrival of Stade Toulousain back-row Mathis Castro-Ferreira has shaken up the 23-man Bleuets squad that will face New Zealand.
Willy Billiard
02 Jul 2024, 12:20
Two France internationals among 7 Racing 92 signings before new season
Racing 92 have confirmed the deals for France loosehead prop Demba Bamba and lock Romain Taofifénua from Lyon ahead of next seaso…
Josh Raisey
02 Jul 2024, 11:46
Baby Blacks change five for massive U20s clash with champions France
The Kiwis got the show on the road with a 41-34 Pool A win over Wales at Athlone and they have now changed three forwards and two …
Liam Heagney
02 Jul 2024, 11:31
Wallabies now a ‘different animal’, warns Wales coach
Wales are braced for a tough opening encounter against the Wallabies.
PA
02 Jul 2024, 10:21
Ireland U20s confirm seven changes for match day two versus Georgia
The Irish were impressive 55-15 opening day winners over Italy last Saturday at DHL Stadium and Willie Faloon has now changed four…
Liam Heagney
02 Jul 2024, 10:14
USA enjoying 'underdogs tag' as they name 12-player squad for Olympics
United States Sevens men's head coach Mike Friday has named his 12-player squad for the Olympic Games later this month.
Josh Raisey
02 Jul 2024, 10:13
Mapletoft names England U20s team showing 12 changes to face Fiji
The English were impressive 40-21 comeback winners over Argentina on opening day at the Championship last Saturday and coach Mark …
Liam Heagney
02 Jul 2024, 9:51
Junior Boks make three changes, opt for a six/two bench split
The age-grade South Africans got their World Rugby U20 Championship off to a winning start with a 57-7 victory over Fiji last Satu…
Liam Heagney
02 Jul 2024, 9:25
Mako Vunipola to join Top 14 newcomers Vannes in statement signing
Newly promoted Top 14 outfit Vannes have announced the signing of former Saracens, England, and British & Irish Lions loosehead pr…
Josh Raisey
02 Jul 2024, 9:13
Junior Wallabies fly in four replacements for match day two
Four players were ruled out through injury following the 35-11 win and will miss the remainder of the tournament. Meanwhile, lock …
Liam Heagney
02 Jul 2024, 8:59
Leinster and La Rochelle to renew rivalry as Champions Cup pools named
A new chapter in the rivalry between Leinster and La Rochelle is set to be written next season after both sides were drawn in the …
Josh Raisey
02 Jul 2024, 7:07
Why France are the team to beat at Six Nations U20 Women's Summer Series
France will start as favourites when the inaugural U20 Women’s Summer Series, organised by Six Nations Rugby, gets underway in P…
Analysis
Willy Billiard
02 Jul 2024, 6:21
Springboks name 12 starters from World Cup final for Ireland clash
Rassie Erasmus has made eight changes to his South Africa team from the one that beat Wales two weeks ago for the clash against Ir…
Josh Raisey
02 Jul 2024, 6:16
Jerry Tuwai on the verge of taking Fiji comeback to another level
Double Olympic gold medal winner Jerry Tuwai, whose future in the Fiji sevens squad was being seriously questioned under former he…
Chris Jones
02 Jul 2024, 5:00
Jordan Hendrikse: 'There’s a reason I wear the No 10 jersey - so I can express myself. That’s just who I am.'
It was a flawed debut from the Springbok 10 but he knows it's all part of the baptism of fire at Test level
FEATURE
Daniel Gallan
02 Jul 2024, 3:07
Fagmie Solomons: 'If you play there they will burn down this house’
It turned out that the welcoming host was rugby royalty, none other than Fagmie ‘Fluffy’ Solomons. He was the ridiculously tal…
Interview
Liam Heagney
02 Jul 2024, 2:57
Code-hopping Wallaby’s verdict on whether star duo will thrive in NRL
Former NRL playmaker turned Wallabies outside back Tom Wright has tipped Carter Gordon and Mark Nawaqaniatwase to thrive in rugby …
Finn Morton
02 Jul 2024, 2:41
Getting to know: France U20s out-half Hugo Reus
Reus was only a late confirmation in the French squad, as it wasn’t until La Rochelle were eliminated from the Top 14 at the sem…
Interview
Liam Heagney
02 Jul 2024, 2:37
Felipe Contepomi's Pumas chase the 'road to greatness'
Decorated as a player, the Argentine icon takes charge of his first Test as head coach on Saturday.
FEATURE
Frankie Deges
02 Jul 2024, 2:23
Recalled Wallaby to Wright some wrongs against Wales
Tom Wright credits simple "dad strength" for his rocketing into favouritism to regain the Wallabies fullback role.
AAP
02 Jul 2024, 2:05
‘Got to win’: Wallabies want to make Sydney a rugby ‘fortress’ once again
The Wallabies haven't won in Sydney in 1,750 days but the players are eager to snap that losing run against Wales.
Finn Morton
02 Jul 2024, 1:08
World Cup winner ‘really optimistic’ about England upsetting All Blacks
Rugby World Cup winning centre Will Greenwood is “really optimistic” that England can beat New Zealand this weekend.
Finn Morton
01 Jul 2024, 23:17
England reshuffle front row in team to face All Blacks
Steve Borthwick has named the England team that will look to tackle New Zealand in the opening Test of their July Series in Dunedi…
Ned Lester
01 Jul 2024, 23:16
Sarah Hirini’s tribute to retiring ‘legend’ Portia Woodman-Wickliffe
Sarah Hirini has paid tribute to teammate Portia Woodman-Wickliffe after it was revealed the “absolute legend” would retire fr…
Interview
Finn Morton
01 Jul 2024, 22:11
Scott Hansen offers insight into All Blacks' starting halves combination
With Aaron Smith and Richie Mo'unga now plying their trade in Japan, the All Blacks are on the hunt for a new starting halves part…
Ned Lester
01 Jul 2024, 19:54
'Not the future of our game': Ex-All Black great on the Springboks style of play
Former All Black great Sir John Kirwan believes that the Rugby World Cup winning Springboks could struggle to adapt to the new Wor…
Ben Smith
01 Jul 2024, 19:42
Portia Woodman-Wickliffe: 'Paris Olympics will be my last time playing in the black jersey'
A fan favourite, Woodman-Wickliffe has been a star of both the sevens and XVs game for more than a decade, having an impact on and…
AAP
01 Jul 2024, 18:15
Irish strategy short on detail as missing X-Men hinder Springbok heist
As the IRFU launches a four-year strategic plan, Andy Farrell's side tackle the Springboks without several key players.
FEATURE
Brendan Fanning
01 Jul 2024, 12:54
Ireland and Springboks agree to trial new TMO protocol in Pretoria
This week the new laws will be in full effect when the Springboks take on Ireland on Saturday at Loftus Versfeld.
Interview
Rugby365
01 Jul 2024, 12:54
Bleuets vs. Baby Blacks: 'We're all eager to play the best game of our lives'
After their opening match against Spain, France U20 are eagerly anticipating a big game against New Zealand on Thursday.
Interview
Willy Billiard
01 Jul 2024, 12:40
What to watch in men’s rugby: U20 Trophy kicks off as Championship continues
We stand at the start of another huge week of international age-grade rugby, and you can watch it all live and for free on RugbyPa…
Martyn Thomas
01 Jul 2024, 12:20
Scottish Rugby admit '35 jobs potentially at risk'
Scottish Rugby have revealed that 35 jobs are at risk at the union as they undergo a financial 'reset' due to losses sustained in …
Ian Cameron
01 Jul 2024, 12:13
Should rugby take the road less travelled?
The season denouements threw up a plethora of styles and stories - but which will prevail in the months ahead?
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
01 Jul 2024, 11:38
Dwayne Peel's former Wales coach joins his Scarlets staff
Former Wales defence and forwards coach Leigh Jones has been named the Scarlets' new rugby performance director.
Josh Raisey
01 Jul 2024, 11:26
Ireland co-captain Sam Monaghan ruled out with 'significant knee injury'
The Gloucester-Hartpury second row looks set to miss WXV 1 after being ruled out for an “extended period” with the knee injury…
Martyn Thomas
01 Jul 2024, 11:00
Fifteen politicians who swapped rugby for public affairs
Residents of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales head to the polls on Thursday for a general election, while France hel…
Analysis
Neil Fissler
01 Jul 2024, 10:52
Jordan Taufua exits Lyon with ambitious club reportedly lining him up
Jordan Taufua has left Lyon after three-and-a-half years with the Top 14 club.
Josh Raisey
01 Jul 2024, 10:01
South Africa vs Ireland - the battle to be ranked number one
Ireland will replace South Africa as the number one ranked team in the world if they pull off a sensational win against the Spring…
Jon Newcombe
01 Jul 2024, 8:56
The kind words Faf de Klerk said to Wales debutant Ellis Bevan
Ellis Bevan is ready to push for a Wales starting place in Australia after embracing the challenge posed by double World Cup winne…
PA
01 Jul 2024, 8:28
'You never mention the word risk' - England backline ready for All Blacks
George Furbank insists England will hunt for opportunities against New Zealand in Dunedin on Saturday as they look to continue sha…
PA
01 Jul 2024, 8:20
New club finally revealed for Springbok Jasper Wiese
South Africa No8 Jasper Wiese is set to join Japan Rugby League One's Urayasu D-Rocks next season.
Josh Raisey
01 Jul 2024, 8:06
CEO of Premiership champs Northampton to step down
Northampton Saints have confirmed that the club’s Chief Executive Mark Darbon will be stepping down from his role in November - …
Ian Cameron
01 Jul 2024, 6:45
Wallabies defectors granted early release but there's a catch
Rugby Australia has released their Wallaby defectors from their contracts early to join the NRL - it is being reported.
Ian Cameron
01 Jul 2024, 5:27
Saracens finalise Harry Wilson signing
RFU Championship 2023/24 Dream Team forward Harry Wilson is on the verge of securing a move to Saracens.
Jon Newcombe
01 Jul 2024, 5:26
Stormers address Joseph Dweba situation as speculation mounts
A changed status and rumours abound, but the Stormers are willing to give Springbok hooker Joseph Dweba space to make a call on hi…
Jan De Koning
01 Jul 2024, 5:10
Dave Walder leaves Bristol immediately with former player taking over
Bristol Bears have announced the immediate departure of senior backs and attack skills coach Dave Walder.
Josh Raisey
01 Jul 2024, 4:39
The England U20 verdict on 17-year-old debut maker Lucas Friday
The hat-trick scoring jack Bracken wasn’t the player that coach Mark Mapletoft reserved special praise for in the aftermath of t…
Interview
Liam Heagney
01 Jul 2024, 3:59
Getting to know: Wales U20s openside Lucas de la Rua
Lucas de la Rua was the starting Wales No7 on both occasions and his year in between these age-grade World Cup clashes featured a …
Interview
Liam Heagney
01 Jul 2024, 3:16
Former Bok captain Victor Matfield launches personal tirade at Sam Warburton
Former Springboks captain Victor Matfield and ex-assistant coach Swys de Bruin have taken aim at former Wales captain Sam Warburto…
Ben Smith
01 Jul 2024, 3:15
Injury fears confirmed for Kurtley Beale as door opens in Wallabies midfield
Coach Joe Schmidt will on Thursday name his first Test team since taking over from World Cup failure Eddie Jones.
AAP
01 Jul 2024, 3:08
'That is not a memory I want to live back, I think we lost about 1000-nil didn't we?'
England are in New Zealand for the first time since 2014 and the players are keenly aware of the fact history is not on their side…
Ned Lester
01 Jul 2024, 0:49
Black Ferns find reinforcements for O'Reilly Cup squad
The Black Ferns have named some reinforcements in their squad for the O'Reilly Cup sequel on July 14 in Brisbane.
Ned Lester
30 Jun 2024, 20:00
Scott Barrett was the safe, obvious choice as All Blacks captain
We’re so short of locks that there ought not be any questions about his place in the side, as there always was with Sam Cane. Ba…
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
30 Jun 2024, 17:46
France reign supreme in Rugby Europe Championship 7s
France has claimed the 2024 women’s and men’s Rugby Europe Championship 7s Series, as the competition wrapped up in Hamburg, w…
Francisco Isaac
30 Jun 2024, 13:00
Rassie Erasmus selects Andy Farrell's Ireland matchday 23 for him
With just a few days before the Test between South Africa and Ireland in Pretoria, Rassie Erasmus has turned on the mind games.
Warren Fortune
30 Jun 2024, 10:04
Rugby league international played 'in front of a handful of people'
English rugby league fans' noses have been left firmly out of joint with their governing body over this weekend after a 'handful o…
Ian Cameron
30 Jun 2024, 9:53
Michael Hooper exits 'Australian Rugby' after failed Olympic 7s bid
Wallabies legend Michael Hooper has announced his 'immediate effect' retirement from 'Australian Rugby' - a decision confirmed by …
Ian Cameron
30 Jun 2024, 6:40
Joseph Dweba to spurn Sale Sharks offer
Joseph Dweba has reportedly declined an offer of a R1 million salary increase from Sale Sharks to remain with the DHL Stormers.
Ian Cameron
30 Jun 2024, 6:15
Four talking points after World Rugby U20 Championship day one
Saturday’s opening round of the 2024 World Rugby U20 Championship produced a feast of age-grade entertainment. There were some e…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
30 Jun 2024, 5:27
Five new faces in Wallaroos squad for Fijiana Test
Wallaroos coach Jo Yapp has made five changes to the squad for their next Test match from the players who competed in the Pacific …
AAP
30 Jun 2024, 5:24
Junior Kpoku: 'That wasn't down to me, it was all behind closed doors'
The dramatic thing is, he wasn’t long packing up again in Devon and taking a giant October leap across the Channel. Stuart Lanca…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
30 Jun 2024, 3:11
Eddie Andrews: 'We've seen players commit suicide... I was fortunate'
What took place in 2004 is the reference point for this particular interview as that two-game series heralded the arrival of Andre…
Interview
Liam Heagney
30 Jun 2024, 3:09
Junior Boks boss Bafana Nhleko: ‘Two things stand out for me’
The Junior Boks spluttered their way into the semi-finals at the 2023 World Rugby U20 Championship, inconsistencies that Ireland e…
Interview
Liam Heagney
30 Jun 2024, 3:02
The Faloon, O’Connell verdict as Ireland U20s soothe Italian pain
Numerous winning teams caught the eye on Saturday across the opening round of the World Rugby U20 Championship, but Ireland deserv…
Interview
Liam Heagney
30 Jun 2024, 2:40
Jack Bracken: 'Third try was pretty good; lucky with the bounce'
Jack Bracken wasn’t part of the England squad that clinched the Six Nations U20s title 15 weeks ago, yet he was in Cape Town on …
Interview
Liam Heagney
30 Jun 2024, 2:16
Heartbreak for recalled Wallaby Beale with fears of career-ending injury
Scans on Kurtley Beale are expected to confirm the recalled Wallabies veteran has ruptured his achilles, possibly bringing an end …
AAP
29 Jun 2024, 23:41
Brazil make history to qualify for Women's Rugby World Cup 2025
As Yaras will make their Women's Rugby World Cup debut in England next year after a commanding performance in Luque, in which they…
Martyn Thomas
29 Jun 2024, 18:04
New Zealand U20 hold off fast finishing Wales for opening day win
The New Zealand U20 have opened their World Championship campaign in South Africa with a 41-34 win over a resilient Wales side.
Ben Smith
29 Jun 2024, 17:22
Carys Cox inspires Wales to WXV play-off victory against Spain
Wales ran in five unanswered tries in a stunning second-half performance at Cardiff Arms Park to surge to WXV 2 2024 and Women's R…
Martyn Thomas
29 Jun 2024, 15:53
Rassie Erasmus on what it takes to make Bok selection
When Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus announced the squad for the Ireland series, the usual chorus of displeasure arose from support…
Rugby365
29 Jun 2024, 10:27
Report card: The 4 South African URC teams ranked and rated
Now that all is set and done, with Glasgow Warriors crowned champions, Angus Opperman reviews the seasons of the four South Africa…
Rugby365
29 Jun 2024, 10:07
Fissler Confidential: Gloucester win tug-of-war as Glasgow enter one
Gloucester has won their tug-of-war with Japan League One big guns Yokohama Canon Eagles to keep highly-rated back row Ruan Ackerm…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
29 Jun 2024, 6:08
Live blog: World Rugby U20 Championship 2024 in Cape Town – Day One
Five of the Six Nations countries and all four Rugby Championship participants are now in South Africa along with Georgia, Spain a…
Liam Heagney
29 Jun 2024, 5:58
What would leave Mark Mapletoft 'pretty devastated as a coach'
Having clinched the Six Nations title with a spectacular win away to France in Pau last March, the English have been drawn in a po…
Interview
Liam Heagney
29 Jun 2024, 3:01
The play where South Africa are expecting 'a lot more gamesmanship'
Six round one pool matches are on the schedule, with the host nation rounding off the three-game DHL Stadium programme with an eve…
Interview
Liam Heagney
29 Jun 2024, 2:56
Four World Rugby U20 Championship opening round talking points
It won’t be until the July 19 final that the 2024 champions become known, but this weekend’s six-match round one is set to del…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
29 Jun 2024, 2:04
Getting to know: Australia U20s out-half Harry McLaughlin-Phillips
However, if selection was a criteria that included good manners and conversational ability, then Harry McLaughlin-Phillips has eve…
Interview
Liam Heagney
29 Jun 2024, 1:41
Former Springbok’s son among four players signed by Hurricanes
The Hurricanes have re-signed four players ahead of next year’s Super Rugby Pacific season, including 20-year-old halfback Jordi…
Finn Morton
29 Jun 2024, 1:07
‘He’s a winner’: Scott Robertson doubles down on All Blacks captaincy call
All Blacks coach Scott Roberston has described new captain Scott Barrett as “a winner."
Finn Morton
28 Jun 2024, 23:07
Wallaby Filipo Daugunu returns to Reds after stint with Rebels
The Queensland Reds have announced their second off-season signing of the week after revealing that Wallabies utility Filipo Daugu…
Finn Morton
28 Jun 2024, 22:27
Victor Matfield responds to Rieko Ioane's 'Super Rugby title above a World Cup' remark
Springbok great Victor Matfield responded to the All Black's comments, reflecting on his time in the competition.
Ned Lester
28 Jun 2024, 20:04
New Zealand U20 begin quest for drought-breaking title against Wales
New Zealand U20 opener their U20 Championship campaign against Wales U20 on Sunday morning (NZST).
Finn Morton
28 Jun 2024, 19:08
Toulouse player ratings vs Bordeaux | 2023/24 Top 14 final
Toulouse player ratings: A Top 14 final that will be remembered for being one of the most one-sided in recent memory might not hav…
Opinion
Ian Cameron
28 Jun 2024, 17:50
Toulouse do the double by routing Bordeaux in Top 14 final
Clinical. It's the best way to describe Stade Toulousain's victory over Union Bordeaux Bègles in the Top 14 final, with the now 2…
Francisco Isaac
28 Jun 2024, 17:22
Bordeaux-Bègles player ratings vs Toulouse | 2023/24 Top 14 final
Bordeaux-Begles suffered a record 59 - 3 defeat at the hands of Toulouse in Marseille in what was a tough pill to swallow for a si…
Opinion
Philip Bendon
28 Jun 2024, 17:21
Revealed: How Glasgow cracked the Bulls' altitude problem
Vodacom United Rugby Championship winning coach Franco Smith may have upended the script when his Glasgow Warriors side shocked th…
Interview
URC SA
28 Jun 2024, 11:22
Jamie George's message to his England teammates ahead of All Black Test
England have only won two Tests against the All Blacks in New Zealand.
PA
28 Jun 2024, 11:03
Ex-England centre Billy Twelvetrees calls time on his career
Former England international Billy Twelvetrees has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 35.
Josh Raisey
28 Jun 2024, 10:38
Simon Mannix's Portugal swoop to recruit Olivier Azam
Portugal is getting their muskets ready for the Summer Internationals, and to boost their chances of a positive tour to South Afri…
Exclusive
Francisco Isaac
28 Jun 2024, 9:19
Tom Gordon becomes Newcastle's 10th signing ahead of next season
Newcastle Falcons have signed flanker Tom Gordon from United Rugby Championship winners Glasgow Warriors.
Josh Raisey
28 Jun 2024, 9:19
French reports reveal Stuart Hogg's new salary at Montpellier
French media reports have revealed the new salary of former Scotland captain Stuart Hogg at cash-rich Top 14 outfit Montpellier.
Ian Cameron
28 Jun 2024, 8:53
Callum Hunter-Hill finds new Premiership club days after Saracens exit
Northampton Saints have announced the signing of second-row Callum Hunter-Hill, who recently left Saracens.
Josh Raisey
28 Jun 2024, 8:31
Coventry sign dual qualified ex-Wasps centre Tommy Matthews
Coventry Rugby have added an exciting new face to their squad with the signing of Tommy Mathews from Championship rivals Hartpury.
Paul Smith
28 Jun 2024, 8:18
Super Rugby champion agrees Championship loan move
Doncaster Knights have signed Bristol Bears loosehead prop Andrew Turner on a season-long loan.
Josh Raisey
28 Jun 2024, 7:08
Rassie Erasmus reveals shake up in Bok hooker pecking order
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has revealed a dramatic change in the pecking order amongst the national team’s hookers.
Rugby365
28 Jun 2024, 7:07
Mark Mapletoft: Why England U20s invited RugbyPass to film Embedded
The English open their Pool C campaign this Saturday with a heavyweight clash versus Argentina in Athlone and the first episode of…
Liam Heagney
28 Jun 2024, 5:24
Olympics disappointment opens door for Scotland call for Ross McCann
Edinburgh wing Ross McCann has been a late addition to Gregor Townsend's Scotland squad for their Americas tour in July.
Josh Raisey
28 Jun 2024, 5:20
Alex Callender: 'I was numb. It didn’t feel real and I felt angry about it.'
The popular Wales backrow has overcome personal tragedy to excel for Wales as Ioan Cunningham's women look to defeat Spain in WXV
FEATURE
Lauren Jenkins
28 Jun 2024, 3:42
World Rugby U20 Championship: Pool C team by team guide
It will be round three in Athlone on July 9 when that fancied duo – last year’s beaten semi-finalists – go head-to-head in a…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
28 Jun 2024, 2:34
World Rugby U20 Championship: Pool B team by team guide
Australia felt hard done by in their round two loss to Ireland in Paarl because in the aftermath of their 10-30 defeat, Irish back…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
28 Jun 2024, 2:24
World Rugby U20 Championship: Pool A team by team guide
The Spanish have the honour of opening the pool the DHL Stadium this Saturday, taking on a French team that didn’t fire on all c…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
28 Jun 2024, 2:13
Getting to know: New Zealand U20s hooker Vernon Bason
For a country with a glittering heritage in the tournament, especially in the early years when they won four in a row, seventh pla…
Interview
Liam Heagney
28 Jun 2024, 2:00
All Blacks bolter Pasilio Tosi tipped to ‘take off’ under coach Jason Ryan
Hurricanes assistant coach Jamie Mackintosh has tipped Pasilio Tosi to “take off” as an All Black.
Finn Morton
28 Jun 2024, 1:19
Waratahs working ‘frantically’ to find new coach after Simon Raiwalui signing
The NSW Waratahs are locked in a "frantic" search for a new coach after unveiling Fijian miracle worker Simon Raiwalui as director…
AAP
27 Jun 2024, 23:28
‘He’s not unlucky’: Ex-All Black weighs in on Harry Plummer’s omission
Former New Zealand halfback Justin Marshall believes Harry Plummer wasn’t “unlucky” to miss out on the All Blacks’ first s…
Finn Morton
27 Jun 2024, 23:10
‘Embrace it’: Sir Steve Hansen’s insight for All Blacks coach Scott Robertson
Sir Steve Hansen has warned new All Blacks coach Scott Robertson about the pressure and scrutiny he’ll face in the role.
Finn Morton
27 Jun 2024, 22:38
Australia name strong side for tough U20 Championship opener
Australia U20s coach Nathan Grey has named a strong side for the team’s opener at the World Rugby U20 Championship on Sunday mor…
Finn Morton
27 Jun 2024, 20:07
Wallabies can wait as Joe Schmidt orders Reds' Tim Ryan to bulk up
Tim Ryan has been ordered to bulk up and bide his time by Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt.
AAP
27 Jun 2024, 19:33
New series shows England ‘fighting for each other’ in U20 Championship quest
New five-part RugbyPass TV series Embedded takes you behind the scenes of the England camp as they bid to win the World Rugby U20 …
Martyn Thomas
27 Jun 2024, 14:53
Fiji relishing 'tough pool' as they aim for third gold medal in a row
Fiji sevens national coach Osea Kolinisau is using the experience of double Olympic gold medal winner Jerry Tuwai to prepare his p…
Chris Jones
27 Jun 2024, 11:15
Bath give double coach update as club great exits ahead of next season
Bath have announced that kicking coach Jon Callard has left the club after two years in the role.
Josh Raisey
27 Jun 2024, 10:59
GB Sevens captain announces retirement alongside teammate
Great Britain Sevens men's captain Robbie Fergusson has announced his retirement from rugby alongside teammate Jamie Farndale.
Josh Raisey
27 Jun 2024, 9:35
The terrifying Boks' message Rassie is about to send rugby
That was Rassie Erasmus’ staunch endorsement of Siya Kolisi, who copped heavy criticism from Jacky Lorenzetti, the owner of Koli…
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
27 Jun 2024, 8:33
Saints sign 'unbelievably physical' 6ft 8in, 138kg lock from NFL IPPP
Northampton Saints have announced the signing of former Coventry lock George Smith.
Josh Raisey
27 Jun 2024, 8:22
Wales centre Kerin Lake to reach half century in WXV play-off against Spain
Kerin Lake will win her 50th Test cap when Wales take on Spain in their WXV play-off at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday.
Martyn Thomas
27 Jun 2024, 7:53
‘The most incredible half-time team talk I have ever heard’
Springbok centre Damian de Allende has revealed the surprise source of inspiration for South Africa’s Rugby World Cup win in 201…
Jon Newcombe
27 Jun 2024, 7:25
Predicting the Wales line-up to face Australia in the first Test
Wales head out to Australia this week for a tour which takes in two Tests against the Wallabies and a meeting with the Queensland …
Opinion
Simon Thomas
27 Jun 2024, 7:02
Bok greats pick best XV to face Ireland with 8 changes from Wales win
South Africa got their 2024 underway with a 41-13 win over a depleted Wales at Twickenham on Saturday, but it was not a match wher…
Josh Raisey
27 Jun 2024, 6:26
Bordeaux take Toulouse route with homegrown stars set to light up final
Homegrown talent and wise recruitment have taken Bordeaux to the brink of emulating Toulouse's success.
FEATURE
Gavin Mortimer
27 Jun 2024, 5:55
'Women's RWC 2025 is our dream': Spain's Laura Delgado ready for Wales play-off
The Gloucester-Hartpury prop looks ahead to Saturday's WXV play-off in Cardiff, the importance of Women's Rugby World Cup 2025 qua…
Exclusive
Martyn Thomas
27 Jun 2024, 3:52
Michael Cheika named new Leicester Tigers head coach
Leicester Tigers have named former Australia and Argentina coach Michael Cheika as their new head coach.
Josh Raisey
27 Jun 2024, 3:41
Munster prospects aim to drive Ireland U20s to world glory
Back-rower Brian Gleeson and captain Evan O’Connell are among those aiming to go one better than last year in South Africa.
FEATURE
Pat McCarry
27 Jun 2024, 2:44
Will Wallaby revenge be served up hot against Wales in July?
Joe Schmidt isn't one for grandstanding but he will be relishing bringing down Warren Gatland's Wales on home turf
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
27 Jun 2024, 2:31
Five 2023 U20 Championship players who are already playing Test rugby
Multiple stars were born, especially from the better performing European teams who had the advantage of having a taxing Six Nation…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
27 Jun 2024, 2:15
'Happy to be nervous': Wallabies coach admits he's a tad daunted in new job
Wallabies fans should not expect overnight success after Joe Schmidt confessed to never being less prepared for a first Test.
AAP
27 Jun 2024, 2:11
Getting to know: Wales U20s blindside Ryan Woodman
The back-rower has timed him run to rude health perfectly to ensure he is fit and ready to lead Wales out when they take on New Ze…
Interview
Liam Heagney
27 Jun 2024, 2:07
From rejection to redemption: Angus Staniforth’s journey to Australia U20s
Australia's Angus Staniforth is a player to watch at the World Rugby U20 Championship over the next few weeks.
Interview
Finn Morton
27 Jun 2024, 1:59
Levi sisters join Charlotte Caslick in targeting Wallaroos spot at World Cup
Maddison Levi has dispelled fears of a mass exodus from Australia's sevens program after jumping on the 2025 Women's Rugby World C…
AAP
27 Jun 2024, 0:56
First All Blacks squad mainly based on reputation and potential
Form has been thrown out the window as Scott Robertson and his selectors opted for a swathe of Crusaders forwards in the first All…
Opinion
Ben Smith
27 Jun 2024, 0:21
Six ‘fully deserving’ players to debut for Maori All Blacks against Japan XV
Crusaders first five-eighth Rivez Reihana and Blues fullback Cole Forbes are among the six players in line to debut for the Maori …
Finn Morton
26 Jun 2024, 23:48
Why Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt named 13 uncapped players in first squad
Seven uncapped forwards and six backs were selected, with that baker’s dozen including the likes of the Brumbies’ Charlie Cale…
Finn Morton
26 Jun 2024, 22:44
Ex-All Black Alex Hodgman in the mix for historic ‘shot at a Wallaby jersey’
Australia coach Joe Schmidt has acknowledged that prop Alex Hodgman will face some tough competition as the former All Black looks…
Finn Morton
26 Jun 2024, 22:05
Ardie Savea reacts to ‘the man’ Scott Barrett being named All Blacks captain
Ardie Savea has described Scott Barrett as “the man” after it was revealed on Monday that the man known as ‘Scooter’ would…
Finn Morton
26 Jun 2024, 20:41
'Into the Blackness': Scott Robertson shares his theme for new All Blacks
All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson has shared some of the details around his theme for the All Blacks in his first year in char…
Ben Smith
26 Jun 2024, 17:30
England star Meg Jones named first-ever Premiership Women's Rugby Player of the Season
Leicester Tigers and England playmaker Meg Jones has scooped the inaugural Premiership Women’s Rugby (PWR) Player of the Season …
Martyn Thomas
26 Jun 2024, 16:53
What to watch in men’s rugby: Young stars ready to shine at U20 Championship
The race to become World Rugby U20 Championship 2024 winners will get underway in Cape Town this Saturday, and you can watch all t…
Martyn Thomas
26 Jun 2024, 15:32
Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu weighs in on Sotutu's non-selection as No 8 shares "most hated" post
Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu has shared his thoughts on the "surprise" omission of teammate and No 8 Hoskins Sotutu from the fi…
Ben Smith
26 Jun 2024, 14:06
Johnson happy to stay in shadows but coaching absence 'a terrible waste'
The England legend was badly burned by his experience as manager but his career is missing a post-script.
FEATURE
Neil Squires
26 Jun 2024, 12:57
Callum Hunter-Hill joins Saracens exodus
Callum Hunter-Hill has become the latest player to confirm their departure from Saracens this summer after five seasons in London.
Josh Raisey
26 Jun 2024, 12:25
WRU reveal five-year plan to revive Welsh rugby
Wales are targeting semi-final places as a minimum at the next men’s World Cup in 2027 and the 2029 Women’s World Cup as part …
PA
26 Jun 2024, 11:14
Leicester Tigers scrum coach follows Dan McKellar out the door
Leicester Tigers scrum coach Dan Palmer has left the club just days after head coach Dan McKellar was sacked.
Josh Raisey
26 Jun 2024, 10:50
Fiji boss' latest comments suggest Hoskins Sotutu has decision to make
England will face stiff opposition from Flying Fijians head coach Mick Byrne if in-form Blues No8 Hoskins Sotutu decides to give u…
Chris Jones
26 Jun 2024, 10:38
The changing face of Premiership Women's Rugby
As a number of familiar faces hang up their boots, Matt Merritt takes a look at the next generation of talent that is set to carry…
Opinion
Matt Merritt
26 Jun 2024, 10:17
Springbok Aphiwe Dyantyi one of two to join South African rivals
Fresh from their United Rugby Championship final defeat, the Bulls have announced the signing of winger Aphiwe Dyantyi and flanker…
Josh Raisey
26 Jun 2024, 10:16
Rassie Erasmus fires back at Racing 92 owner over Siya Kolisi remarks
It seemed unlikely that Racing 92 owner Jacky Lorenzetti was going to be able to publicly criticise Siya Kolisi without facing som…
Josh Raisey
26 Jun 2024, 9:04
Stade Francais unveil huge overhaul with 12 exits and 9 signings
Just days after having their hopes of a Top 14 title dashed at the hands of Bordeaux-Begles in the semi-finals, Stade Francais hav…
Josh Raisey
26 Jun 2024, 6:35
How the All Blacks squad Razor built will fare against England
Feverish excitement preceded the announcement of the first All Blacks squad under the new coach but continuity was the order of th…
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
26 Jun 2024, 5:27
Can a new video game inspire a generation like Jonah Lomu Rugby?
Could Rugby 24 have a similar impact to the celebrated game featuring the All Blacks icon?
FEATURE
Francisco Isaac
26 Jun 2024, 4:27
Portuguese playmaker nearing Pro D2 switch
Hugo Aubry is in talks to join Pro D2 side AS Béziers-Hérault ahead of next season, leaving now-relegated Rouen Normandie, and i…
Exclusive
Francisco Isaac
26 Jun 2024, 4:22
Getting to know: Ireland U20s out-half Jack Murphy
The youngster demonstrated he had nerves of steel during the recent age-grade Six Nations, calmly kicking late penalties for the I…
Interview
Liam Heagney
26 Jun 2024, 2:45
Where are they now? The 2023 England World Rugby U20 Championship team
His preparations consisted of an on-the-fly drawn two-match series in Georgia before flying to South Africa where his English youn…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
26 Jun 2024, 2:35
Where are they now? The 2008 New Zealand U20 Championship winners
It was music to New Zealand ears. They had won the final of the U19s tournament that was staged in Ireland in 2007, and it was onl…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
26 Jun 2024, 2:04
Levi sisters back Australia to overcome injuries to bring home Olympic gold
Maddison Levi steadfastly believes Australia's all-conquering women's sevens team can overcome a mounting injury toll and bring ho…
AAP
26 Jun 2024, 0:21
All Blacks assistant addresses Scott Barrett's captaincy concerns and credentials
It's one of the most demanding roles in the sport, but the man known as Scooter is well up to the task according to his former Cru…
Ned Lester
26 Jun 2024, 0:13
Rising star reflects on Super Rugby experience before ‘exciting’ U20 campaign
Harry McLaughlin-Phillips is expected to play a leading role with the Junior Wallabies at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Cape…
Finn Morton
26 Jun 2024, 0:08
Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt’s candid response to Carter Gordon’s NRL move
Joe Schmidt has praised the trio of flyhalves picked in the Wallabies’ squad for the upcoming July internationals following the …
Finn Morton
25 Jun 2024, 23:06
Talented lock Josh Canham joins Reds after ‘sad’ end to Rebels career
Josh Canham will make the move north from Melbourne to Brisbane after signing a two-year deal with the Queensland Reds.
Finn Morton
25 Jun 2024, 22:32
Hurricanes land All Blacks XV lock from Crusaders
The Hurricanes have landed a big fish in the form of 22-year-old lock Zach Gallagher, who will depart the Crusaders after three im…
Ned Lester
25 Jun 2024, 20:07
All Blacks greats hail Scott Barrett's appointment as ‘perfect’ captaincy call
All Blacks legends Jeff Wilson and Sir John Kirwan have praised the appointment of Crusaders lock Scott Barrett as the new captain…
Finn Morton
25 Jun 2024, 19:55
Sam Matavesi joins list of veterans to leave Premiership champions
Northampton Saints have confirmed the departure of Fiji hooker Sam Matavesi with immediate effect to "pursue a playing opportunity…
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 12:22
Oyonnax ramp up recruitment drive by signing URC golden boot winner
Oyonnax have swiftly followed the signing of Scotland prop Oli Kebble by announcing a deal for Bulls fly-half Chris Smith.
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 10:31
Are Ireland and Leinster the biggest chokers in world rugby?
In the latest episode of RPTV's Boks Office, Springbok legends Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger discuss the mental barrier that …
Jon Newcombe
25 Jun 2024, 9:46
'Invaluable' Alex Craig signs new Scarlets deal
Scarlets have confirmed that lock Alex Craig has signed a new deal with the club one year after joining.
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 9:33
Is Ireland versus South Africa a battle for the title of ‘world champions’?
Andy Farrell's men travel to South Africa in a less bullish mood than a matter of months ago due to some high-profile losses
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
25 Jun 2024, 8:49
Women's Rugby World Cup 2025 will 'build towards' Twickenham showpiece
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 organisers believe the spread of matches during the tournament will provide an opportunity to “at…
Martyn Thomas
25 Jun 2024, 7:24
Recently relegated Oyonnax scoop versatile Scotland prop
ProD2-bound Oyonnax have signed Scotland prop Oli Kebble from Glasgow Warriors on a two-year deal, as reported by RugbyPass.
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 7:01
Bath confirm Stooke exit
Gallagher Premiership 2023/24 finalists Bath have confirmed that popular lock Elliott Stooke is leaving the club.
Jon Newcombe
25 Jun 2024, 6:59
Springboks name 3 uncapped players in experienced squad for Ireland
Rassie Erasmus has named his 39-player squad for the upcoming series against Ireland in July, with the uncapped Bulls duo of Johan…
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 6:24
Where are they now? The 2012 South Africa U20 Championship winners
A crowd of 33,210 turned up at the now-closed Newlands to see an age-grade South African side inspired by a then 18-year-old Handr…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
25 Jun 2024, 5:23
Virimi Vakatawa leaves Bristol Bears after one season
Bristol Bears have confirmed the departure of former France centre Virimi Vakatawa after one season at Ashton Gate.
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 4:52
Where are they now? The 2023 Ireland U20 Championship runners-up team
Ireland went into last year’s World Rugby U20 Championship with very high hopes after clinching their second successive Six Nati…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
25 Jun 2024, 3:45
Where are they now? The 2016 five to follow U20 Championship players
A glossy 28-page programme was published for that edition of the tournament and the preview intro certainly hyped what was set to …
Analysis
Liam Heagney
25 Jun 2024, 3:37
Charlotte Caslick open to Wallaroos switch before Rugby World Cup
Rugby sevens superstar Charlotte Caslick is plotting a shock switch to the 15-a-side game.
AAP
25 Jun 2024, 2:41
‘Going to be a sponge’: Noah Lolesio relishing another chance with Wallabies
Noah Lolesio hopes to finally nail down the Wallabies No.10 slot after being handed a golden opportunity under new coach Joe Schmi…
AAP
25 Jun 2024, 2:22
TJ Perenara shares honest insight into injury after return to All Blacks squad
There was a time when 80-Test All Black TJ Perenara thought “I might not play this game again.”
Finn Morton
25 Jun 2024, 2:10
Dissecting Joe Schmidt’s surprising Wallabies selections
Joe Schmidt has finally unveiled his first-ever Wallabies squad and it has not come without some surprises, but considering the ci…
Opinion
John Ferguson
25 Jun 2024, 0:54
Scott Robertson doubles down on reasoning for Hoskins Sotutu's omission
Without a doubt, the biggest selection debate that came out of the All Blacks team naming on Monday was the omission of Hoskins So…
Ned Lester
25 Jun 2024, 0:37
Heavy hitters named in Maori All Blacks squad for Japan XV series
The Maori All Blacks squad has been announced ahead of their two-Test series against Japan XV.
Ned Lester
24 Jun 2024, 23:48
‘In our eyes…’: Where the All Blacks plan to play world-class Ardie Savea
All Blacks fans can expect to see Ardie Savea lining up at the back of the scrum during next month’s Tests against England.
Finn Morton
24 Jun 2024, 22:36
‘Humbled’ Kurtley Beale chuffed to be back in the Wallabies mix
Kurtley Beale is ready to play anywhere in the Wallabies backline after confessing to shedding a tear at his unexpected recall.
AAP
24 Jun 2024, 21:56
Hurricanes re-sign rising star Peter Lakai for three more seasons
The Hurricanes have re-signed one of the brightest rugby prospects in New Zealand.
Finn Morton
24 Jun 2024, 21:17
New era: All Blacks firmly focused on ‘massive’ England challenge
Assistant coach Jason Holland has explained the All Blacks have prepared a game plan “based initially on beating England” in a…
Finn Morton
24 Jun 2024, 20:22
Toulon confirm worst kept transfer secret of the season
Toulon have finally officially confirmed the worst-kept news of last season. They are taking England stars Kyle Sinckler and Lewis…
Neil Fissler
24 Jun 2024, 12:21
Joe Powell to join ex-Wallabies teammate in France's Pro D2
Former Australia scrum-half Joe Powell has signed a three-year deal with French outfit US Montauban ahead of next season.
Josh Raisey
24 Jun 2024, 12:12
Referee Angus Gardner has withdrawn from the South Africa vs Ireland series
Australian official Angus Gardner has withdrawn from refereeing duties during the South Africa versus Ireland series for 'personal…
Ian Cameron
24 Jun 2024, 12:01
Calls mount for Hoskins Sotutu allegiance switch with 3 possibilities
No sooner had Blues No8 Hoskins Sotutu failed to make Scott Robertson's first All Blacks squad on Monday than calls were rising fo…
Josh Raisey
24 Jun 2024, 11:41
'Let them keep talking' - Mike Catt claps back over Bok remarks
Ireland assistant coach Mike Catt says some of the spicy comments coming from Bok stars in recent months will not add any fuel to …
Rugby365
24 Jun 2024, 11:41
Saracens confirm Rob Webber appointment
Saracens have confirmed the appointment of former England hooker Rob Webber as their new assistant forwards and transition coach a…
Josh Raisey
24 Jun 2024, 9:23
What Borthwick's nailing that Jones got wrong for England – Andy Goode
England might not have got the test Eddie Jones promised them but the win over Japan was perfect preparation for the challenge of …
Opinion
Andy Goode
24 Jun 2024, 9:14
Regan Grace one of 3 uncapped players in final Wales squad
Warren Gatland has confirmed his 34-player Wales squad that will leave for Australia on June 26 ahead of a two-Test series against…
Josh Raisey
24 Jun 2024, 8:03
Ex-Scotland 10 makes previously unthinkable Duhan van der Merwe call
Former Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson has asserted that Glasgow Warriors winger Kyle Steyn is a better player than Duhan van de…
Josh Raisey
24 Jun 2024, 7:31
Springboks' back row stocks take yet another hit
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus faces another selection blow with Cameron Hanekom set to miss the Springboks' upcoming Test…
Ian Cameron
24 Jun 2024, 7:09
Springboks trapped in London amid airport chaos
The Springboks have found themselves trapped in London after their flight to South Africa was cancelled.
Ian Cameron
24 Jun 2024, 6:36
Olympic Sevens pools confirmed for Paris 2024
The pools for the Olympic rugby sevens competitions in Paris 2024 have been confirmed following the World Rugby Sevens Repechage t…
Ian Cameron
24 Jun 2024, 5:42
Hard work pays off as China claim final Olympic ticket
Chen Keyi joked her China team-mates needed a “holiday” after they became the 12th and final women’s team to secure Olympic …
Martyn Thomas
24 Jun 2024, 5:28
Jason Ryan 'fell in love pretty quickly' with All Blacks bolter Pasilio Tosi
Naturally, the 140kg former No. 8 was wearing a wide smile and admitted his heart was racing backstage, even with the knowledge hi…
Ned Lester
24 Jun 2024, 4:18
Mick Cleary: 'Marcus Smith did what he simply had to do and that is declare himself as starting test fly-half'
The Brave Blossoms were spirited opponents but there will be a step up in class when England travel to New Zealand
FEATURE
Mick Cleary
24 Jun 2024, 3:56
All Blacks squad announced with Scott Barrett named captain
New coach Scott Robertson has announced the 32 men who will represent New Zealand against England and Fiji in the coming Jult Test…
Ned Lester
24 Jun 2024, 1:46
Buoyant England travel to New Zealand full of hope but are they walking into an All Blacks ambush?
There is some hope England can pull off their first victory on New Zealand soil since 2003, but the canny All Blacks lie in wait
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
23 Jun 2024, 16:41
Toulouse and Bordeaux to contest Top 14 final amid red card mayhem in France
The Top 14 semi-finals saw both Toulouse and Bordeaux advance to the final after victories against La Rochelle and Stade Francais …
Ian Cameron
23 Jun 2024, 15:26
Team GB Sevens miss out on Olympics as Blitzboks grab final spot
Team Great Britain Sevens have sensationally missed out on the Olympic Games SVNS after the Blitzboks beat them in the final of th…
Ian Cameron
23 Jun 2024, 14:25
All Black legend leaves international game a winner
Former All Blacks skipper Sam Whitelock has signed off his career in fitting style, leading the Barbarians to a 45-32 win over Fij…
AAP
23 Jun 2024, 12:43
The bizarre Loftus Versfeld factor that potentially played into Glasgow's hands
Many expected the Blue Bulls to hold a significant home field advantage over the Glasgow Warriors at Loftus Versfeld in the United…
Ben Smith
23 Jun 2024, 12:34
'Unstoppable': Ex-All Black midfielder's verdict on new-look Springboks
Former All Black and current Tongan and Benetton centre Malakai Fekitoa has offered his view on the new-look Springboks after thei…
Ben Smith
23 Jun 2024, 12:13
Warren Gatland responds to 'disrespected' Wales player who walked out of camp
Gatland is due to name a likely 34-strong group on Monday.
PA
23 Jun 2024, 10:27
Bulls DoR Jake White's brutally honest reaction to Glasgow loss
A dejected Jake White, Director of Rugby at the Bulls, said his team will be back after they were beaten 16-21 by a Glasgow Warrio…
Rugby365
23 Jun 2024, 7:10
England call up lock to replace banned Charlie Ewels
Charlie Ewels has been handed a ban after he was red carded for his reckless clearout on Japanese captain Michael Leitch on Saturd…
Ian Cameron
23 Jun 2024, 6:15
Players react to Glasgow Warriors underdog URC title win
Captain Kyle Steyn saluted a collective effort after Glasgow Warriors lifted the United Rugby Championship title following a hard-…
PA
23 Jun 2024, 4:32
Where are they now? The 2023 France U20 Championship-winning team
Les Bleus had won the 2018 and 2019 tournament finals in Beziers and Rosario but the pandemic forced the cancellation of the next …
Analysis
Liam Heagney
23 Jun 2024, 3:02
Jack Murphy: 'It was a bit weird and took a while to get used to'
His cake and candles milestone is July 15, four days before the DHL Stadium final of the 2024 World Rugby U20 Championship in Cape…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
23 Jun 2024, 2:58
Captain Patrick Tuipulotu shines with ‘inspirational’ Grand Final performance
With the Blues’ leader holding the trophy in the post-match press conference, Vern Cotter was asked about the man sitting beside…
Finn Morton
22 Jun 2024, 15:30
PWR final: Sarah Beckett, Bethan Lewis lead way, Circus stay calm to retain crown
As dejected Bristol Bears co-captain Amber Reed admitted as she reflected on what might have been at Sandy Park, the 2024 Premiers…
Opinion
Martyn Thomas
22 Jun 2024, 15:17
Jonny May shines as Barbarians beat Fiji at Twickenham
Former England wing Jonny May claimed two tries as the Barbarians beat Fiji 45-32 in a thrilling Killik Cup clash at Twickenham.
PA
22 Jun 2024, 15:15
Rassie Erasmus is not entirely happy with his Springboks
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus wasn't entirely happy with his Springboks despite their win against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday…
Ian Cameron
22 Jun 2024, 15:07
‘They all hurt’: Chiefs coach reacts to another Grand Final defeat
For the second year in a row, the Chiefs have fallen at the last hurdle in Super Rugby Pacific.
Finn Morton
22 Jun 2024, 14:59
Glasgow Warriors shock Bulls to lift URC trophy in final for the ages
Glasgow Warriors landed the United Rugby Championship title for the first time since 2015 after a hard-fought 21-16 victory over t…
PA
22 Jun 2024, 14:37
'I thought he was outstanding... exceptional': Warren Gatland singles out Wales star
Wales boss Warren Gatland hailed an “exceptional” performance by captain Dewi Lake that epitomised a battling display against.…
PA
22 Jun 2024, 14:30
Bulls player ratings vs Glasgow | 2023/24 URC Final
The Vodacom Bulls let slip a golden opportunity to claim a first international title since 2010 as they lost at home to the Glasgo…
Analysis
Philip Bendon
22 Jun 2024, 14:18
South Africa and Great Britain set for ‘ruthless’ day at Olympic qualifier
South Africa and Great Britain have set themselves up for a “ruthless” final day at the World Rugby Sevens Repechage in Monaco…
Finn Morton
22 Jun 2024, 14:10
Glasgow Warriors player ratings vs Bulls | 2023/24 URC Final
Glasgow Warriors player ratings: Glasgow defied the odds to beat the Bulls and lift the URC Final trophy in a thrilling win at Lo…
Opinion
Ian Cameron
22 Jun 2024, 14:00
Michael Cheika leading race to be next Leicester Tigers king
Leicester Tigers are in advanced talks with former Australia coach Michael Cheika after they dramatically announced the sacking of…
Neil Fissler
22 Jun 2024, 13:10
Leicester statement: The immediate effect exit of Dan McKellar
The 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership champions embarked on an extensive recruitment search after it was announced in December 2022 th…
Liam Heagney
22 Jun 2024, 12:17
Gloucester-Hartpury fight back to defend PWR title
Premiership Women's Rugby couldn’t have asked for much more from this year’s final as Gloucester-Hartpury and Bristol Bears co…
Matt Merritt
22 Jun 2024, 12:01
Wales player ratings vs South Africa | June Tests 2024
Wales player ratings: Warren Gatland's Wales were brave but just didn't have the firepower to live with the Springboks after a yel…
Opinion
Neil Fissler
22 Jun 2024, 11:49
South Africa eventually subdue a depleted Wales
Weakened Wales produced a battling performance before world champions South Africa turned on the power to triumph 41-13 at Twicken…
PA
22 Jun 2024, 11:47
Springboks player ratings vs Wales | Qatar Airways Cup
In front of an expectant crowd the Springboks built upon last year's World Cup victory with an important victory over Wales at Twi…
Opinion
Jack Tunney
22 Jun 2024, 11:17
England star branded 'reckless' to miss All Blacks Tests
England second row Charlie Ewels is set to miss his side's series against the All Blacks after getting red-carded against Japan. …
Ian Cameron
22 Jun 2024, 10:56
Frans Steyn makes waves with response to Israel Dagg comments
Springbok legend Frans Steyn took to social media to respond to Israel Dagg’s recent comments about South Africa and Super Rugby…
Rugby365
22 Jun 2024, 6:09
Eddie Jones reacts to Japan's heavy defeat to England
Jamie George was pleased with the way England adapted to the heat and humidity of Tokyo’s National Stadium to crush Eddie Jones…
PA
22 Jun 2024, 5:55
Fissler Confidential: Saracens sign ex-England hooker as Leinster prop deal edges closer
Saracens have completed a deal that will see former England hooker Rob Webber join Mark McCall’s coaching staff as their new scr…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
22 Jun 2024, 5:37
Chiefs player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific Grand Final
The Super Rugby final was a fizzer. The Chiefs failed miserably to scale the heights of their sem-final success stuffed by a patie…
Opinion
Adam Julian
22 Jun 2024, 5:36
Blues player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific Grand Final
The Blues are the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific champions after beating the Chiefs 41-10 on a historic night at Eden Park.
Opinion
Finn Morton
22 Jun 2024, 5:20
Blues outmuscle Chiefs to be crowned 2024 Super Rugby Pacific champions
The time had come, Super Rugby Pacific's 2024 season had been relentless and unforgiving, ushering in a new era with the fall of a…
Ned Lester
22 Jun 2024, 4:55
England player ratings vs Japan | 2024 Lipovitan D Challenge Cup
In fielding a team showing just four changes from the dramatic high scoring defeat at Lyon to France, three injury-enforced altera…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
22 Jun 2024, 4:39
England hit half-century against Japan to punish ex-boss Eddie Jones
Japan were overwhelmed 52-17 in Tokyo in their first match since Jones was placed back in charge.
PA
22 Jun 2024, 4:34
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RugbyPass
22 Jun 2024, 2:50
Japan player ratings vs England | 2024 Lipovitan D Challenge Cup
Eddie Jones' inexperienced Japan side may have slumped to a 52-17 loss in Tokyo, but there were performances that would have pleas…
Analysis
Josh Raisey
22 Jun 2024, 2:11
How the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific finalists stack up statistically
The Chiefs and Blues have returned to Super Rugby Pacific's big dance, and yet more history awaits on the famed field of Eden Park…
Analysis
Ned Lester
22 Jun 2024, 1:15
Simi Pam: A journey of passion, perseverance and inclusivity
Ahead of Saturday's PWR final against Gloucester-Hartpury, Bristol Bears prop Simi Pam opened up about her late transition to rugb…
Interview
Ciara Fearn
21 Jun 2024, 15:30
'If I can lead on the pitch, I will. I am not the biggest of speakers'
Uncapped Ellis Bevan, James Ratti, Eddie James and Jacob Beetham are part of Wales’ squad to face South Africa.
PA
21 Jun 2024, 14:06
Gareth Thomas: 'I’ve always thought I was a bit like Dan Carter.'
The ball-playing Ospreys loosehead is finding his voice as a leader he prepares to take on the fearsome Springboks pack
FEATURE
Owain Jones
21 Jun 2024, 13:02
Michael Leitch ready to lead Japan into another rugby ‘revolution’
Michael Leitch is looking forward to captaining Japan again and lead the Brace Blossoms into a new era of 'Chosoku' rugby, startin…
Jon Newcombe
21 Jun 2024, 10:47
Dylan Hartley: 'I would have started Fin Smith against Japan'
Northampton rookie Smith recently helped the Saints to Gallagher Premiership glory at Twickenham, but he has only been chosen as a…
Liam Heagney
21 Jun 2024, 10:34
Franco Smith: Munster win stands Glasgow in good stead for URC final at Bulls
Franco Smith believes Glasgow’s stunning semi-final win at Munster has set them up perfectly to handle the ‘hostility’ they …
PA
21 Jun 2024, 10:03
5 talking points as massive underdogs Wales face Boks
Wales have lost their last six Tests and are without several key players.
PA
21 Jun 2024, 8:35
5 talking points as England kick off tour against Eddie Jones’ Japan
The match takes place at the National Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday.
PA
21 Jun 2024, 8:29
How Wales skipper Dewi Lake rates the Springboks' challenge
The Ospreys hooker captains his country at Twickenham on Saturday.
PA
21 Jun 2024, 8:21
Eddie Jones turns to university talent in second coming as Japan coach
Eddie Jones is banking on a new Brave Blossoms generation who have come through the Japanese education system.
FEATURE
Oliver Trenchard
21 Jun 2024, 7:36
Eddie Jones sends England warning ahead of Japan clash
Returning Japan head coach Eddie Jones believes his side can push England all the way in Saturday’s clash at the National Stadiu…
Mark Pickering
21 Jun 2024, 7:24
New Saracens flyhalf starts as Barbarians name team for Fiji
The Barbarians have named their 23 man squad for the Killik Cup fixture against Fiji with Sam Whitelock leading the side at Twicke…
Ian Cameron
21 Jun 2024, 7:10
Bristol and Gloucester-Hartpury name teams for Allianz PWR Final
The line-ups for the upcoming Allianz PWR final have been confirmed, with Gloucester-Hartpury naming an unchanged side from their …
Ian Cameron
21 Jun 2024, 6:50
Bulls vs Glasgow: 'If you lose in a final, there’s no coming back from it'
Zander Fagerson is hoping “years of hard work” pay off in the shape of silverware when Glasgow face the Bulls in Saturday’s …
PA
21 Jun 2024, 6:18
'That doesn’t make him a bad coach. He’s still a very good coach'
Youngs was Jones’ first choice scrum-half for the whole of his seven-year reign as England coach.
PA
21 Jun 2024, 6:07
The Wales team that beat South Africa in 1999: Where are they now?
The Millennium Stadium was still a building site in June 1999 on what turned out to be one of the best days in the modern history …
Neil Fissler
21 Jun 2024, 5:42
Fumiaki Tanaka: 'As a human being, Eddie Jones is very mild now'
This dynamic of Jones going head to head with his former comrades – including his old Cherry Blossom/Red Rose assistant Steve Bo…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
21 Jun 2024, 5:18
Ex-All Black compares Blues vs Chiefs final to State of Origin’s ‘hatred’
Richard Kahui has compared the upcoming Super Rugby Pacific Grand Final between the Blues and Chiefs to Australia’s iconic State…
Finn Morton
21 Jun 2024, 4:48
Battle of the 10s: Plummer’s praise for ‘freakish’ rival Damian McKenzie
All Black Damian McKenzie will line up opposite the Blues’ Player of the Year Harry Plummer in an unmissable battle of the 10s a…
Finn Morton
21 Jun 2024, 4:02
Gatland braces himself for a summer of short term pain for long term gain
With a raft of injuries and unavailable players Wales are depleted against South Africa and will travel to Australia in hope rathe…
FEATURE
Mark Orders
21 Jun 2024, 3:17
Nic White ‘happily’ embraces fierce challenge in new Wallabies squad
Joe Schmidt has rewarded stars who shone brightest during Super Rugby Pacific in the Wallabies' first squad of their new era.
Finn Morton
21 Jun 2024, 2:59
‘We don’t forget’: Wallaby expects ‘tough’ Wales 9 months after RWC clash
More than 270 days have passed since Australia’s record 40-6 Rugby World Cup loss to Wales at OL Stadium last September.
Finn Morton
21 Jun 2024, 2:22
First Wallabies squad of the year named with a baker's dozen of uncapped talent
New Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt has named his first squad of the year ahead of the opening slate of Tests against Wales.
Ned Lester
20 Jun 2024, 21:20
‘Makes perfect sense’: SVNS champions Australia propose move to Brisbane
SVNS Series champions Australia will permanently relocate to Brisbane if the Government approves funding for a sevens High-Perform…
Finn Morton
20 Jun 2024, 16:28
‘Full circle’: Wallaby Andrew Kellaway finds familiar Super Rugby home
Wallaby Andrew Kellaway will return to where it all began for the outside back in Super Rugby from next season after re-signing wi…
Finn Morton
20 Jun 2024, 15:32
'Sevens is a fickle game': Monaco favourites China taking nothing for granted
Sir Gordon Tietjens believes China will start the women’s tournament at the World Rugby Sevens Repechage on Friday with a target…
Interview
Martyn Thomas
20 Jun 2024, 15:24
'I need to get better': Emma Sing using England snub as motivation for PWR final
The Gloucester-Hartpury full-back talks to RugbyPass about the impact of losing her England contract and how she bounced back to h…
Exclusive
Martyn Thomas
20 Jun 2024, 11:34
Sarah Hirini makes ‘unbelievable’ return as New Zealand name Olympic squads
New Zealand’s Sarah Hirini is looking to become one of the first two-time Olympic gold medallists in women’s rugby sevens.
Finn Morton
20 Jun 2024, 11:05
Jamie George: 'Tough day' planned for Japan rookie Yoshitaka Yazaki 
England captain Jamie George talked up his country’s credentials as they prepare to open their summer series against Eddie Jones…
Mark Pickering
20 Jun 2024, 8:53
Brumbies the best team in Australia but still nothing to show for it
ACT are in familiar territory after coming up short in a Super Rugby semi-final for a third straight year.
FEATURE
Brett McKay
20 Jun 2024, 8:40
How Jack Nowell came good at La Rochelle
The former England wing had a tough start in French rugby but is now a game away from a Top 14 final.
FEATURE
Gavin Mortimer
20 Jun 2024, 8:22
Surprise Wales call-up for uncapped wing Regan Grace
Wales have made a surprise selection by calling up former rugby league star Regan Grace to their summer squad. 
Grant Constable
20 Jun 2024, 8:22
PWR Final preview: 'The engine rooms of both teams will play a key role'
It’s finals week! Bristol Bears are heading into their first PWR final taking on reigning champions, Gloucester-Hartpury down at…
Opinion
Rosie Galligan
20 Jun 2024, 7:49
Jack Crowley named URC Players’ Player of the Season
Munster Rugby’s Jack Crowley has been named the BKT United Rugby Championship's Players’ Player of the Season, capping off an …
Jon Newcombe
20 Jun 2024, 6:47
What to watch in women's rugby: PWR final, Olympic repechage
All eyes will be on Exeter and Monaco this weekend as the races for both the Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby (PWR) title and P…
Martyn Thomas
20 Jun 2024, 6:41
South African rugby has a new Springbok-ready ‘beast’
Rampaging Bull Cameron Hanekom could have played himself into the Springbok team, according to South African rugby legends Jean de…
Interview
Jon Newcombe
20 Jun 2024, 5:30
University student handed Japan Test debut vs England
Eddie Jones has selected a largely inexperienced squad for his first Test back as head coach of the Brave Blossoms, with rising st…
Jon Newcombe
20 Jun 2024, 4:33
Resilient Irish will test Springboks despite provincial setbacks
South Africa may feel they have Ireland figured out, but would do well to recall an important recent lesson.
FEATURE
Pat McCarry
20 Jun 2024, 1:58
Carter Gordon's defection makes little difference to the Wallabies in 2024
Australian rugby has lost another Wallaby to rugby league. Carter Gordon, the poster boy of the Wallabies’ 2023 World Cup campai…
Opinion
John Ferguson
20 Jun 2024, 1:24
Eddie Jones’ big Owen Farrell revelation
Ahead of his first Test back as Japan head coach, Eddie Jones explains how Owen Farrell could have ended up in Tokyo this weekend.
Interview
Jon Newcombe
19 Jun 2024, 13:05
Wales’ Jasmine Joyce set to represent Team GB at third Olympic Games
Wales winger Jasmine Joyce is set to become the first British rugby player to appear at three Olympic Games after being included i…
PA
19 Jun 2024, 12:11
Evie Gallagher: 'Every time I go out on the pitch I want to be a better rugby player'
All season people in the know have been saying very complimentary things about Bristol Bears and Scotland back-row Evie Gallagher,…
Interview
Gary Heatly
19 Jun 2024, 10:31
‘GB men can be medal contenders in Paris – if they get there’
The head of GB's sevens programme is optimistic the men will clinch the final Olympics qualifying spot this weekend.
FEATURE
David Ferguson
19 Jun 2024, 8:38
What to watch in men’s rugby: England reunion in Japan, race to Paris 2024
It promises to be an enthralling weekend of rugby as the Test window opens, Asian bragging rights are decided and the final ticket…
Martyn Thomas
19 Jun 2024, 8:02
It all comes down to this: An opening number for Saturday’s big PWR dance
There, separated by just a crease and pair of staples, are the best two teams in all the land. Soon, the curtain will rise as the …
Opinion
Claire Thomas
19 Jun 2024, 6:53
England legend Dean Richards: 'I was wrong about Ben Earl'
Ben Earl has won over a sceptical Dean Richards with his form over the last 12 months, and the England legend couldn’t be happie…
Exclusive
Jon Newcombe
19 Jun 2024, 6:27
'No matter the background, size, race, age, or who you love, you are welcome in rugby'
As part of our Pride Month celebrations, Ireland’s Cliodhna Moloney and Brittany Hogan shared their experiences in rugby as part…
Imogen Ainsworth
19 Jun 2024, 6:00
WXV 2024 - What we know with 100 days to go
Competition for all three levels will take place on the same weekends with Canada hosting WXV 1 in Vancouver, South Africa hosting…
Imogen Ainsworth
19 Jun 2024, 4:55
AJ Lam's shift to No. 12 and his 'peaceful state' approach to rugby
AJ's strength has seen him thrive in the Blues midfield alongside Rieko Ioane, chewing through over 20 tackles so far in the playo…
Interview
Ned Lester
19 Jun 2024, 2:12
Stuart Hogg U-turn confirmed by Montpellier
Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad has confirmed that Scotland and Lions full-back Stuart Hogg is coming out of retirement to join the…
Neil Fissler
19 Jun 2024, 0:53
Chiefs make handful of changes in team for Super Rugby Pacific final
Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan has delivered good and bad news in his team naming for the Super Rugby Pacific final at Eden Park.
Ned Lester
19 Jun 2024, 0:39
Patrick Tuipulotu to make shock return for Blues in Super Rugby Pacific final
Eden Park is ready for an almighty rumble in the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific final, and the home team have been boosted by the return…
Ned Lester
19 Jun 2024, 0:17
Samisoni Taukei'aho on Dane Coles, Asafo Aumua and the Bledisloe Cup
The pair are separated by a decade but Taukei'aho credits the Hurricanes veteran for making him feel welcome in the All Blacks, an…
Interview
Adam Julian
18 Jun 2024, 20:43

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