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Lion sized boost as Worcester name side for what could be final Prem game
British and Irish Lions wing Duhan van der Merwe will make his season dubut for Worcester Warriors in what could be their final Ga…
Kim Ekin
23 Sep, 7:17
The Gloucester verdict on back three Carreras as the Argentina No10
Gloucester boss George Skivington has given his verdict on watching club full-back/wing Santiago Carreras become the regular start…
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 7:15
Springboks and Pumas both chasing history in 'all or nothing' Durban clash
For the Springboks, a shot at the title. For the Pumas, a shot at their own piece of history.
23 Sep, 6:51
'It's not what we want': Dramatic TRC finish frustrating for All Blacks
The rollercoaster ride that has been the All Blacks' southern season will come to a halt in their Bledisloe Cup finale against Aus…
23 Sep, 6:29
'Is the expectation that we just stand there?': Haka response not going anywhere
Determined to challenge the All Blacks before and after the first whistle, the Wallabies insist their response to the haka is desi…
23 Sep, 6:18
Franco Smith demands brave Glasgow display after dire start to season
Franco Smith has challenged his players to show bravery when they host Cardiff as they bid to bounce back from a poor start to the…
23 Sep, 5:30
Six Nations investment softens blow as SRU reveal sizeable deficit
The Scottish Rugby Union has reported an annual operating deficit of £5.3million but a major investment in the Six Nations saw it…
23 Sep, 5:12
Slipper believes 'little piggy' can lead Wallabies to Eden Park triumph
For the Wallabies, an Eden Park triumph this year - as unlikely as it may be - would be a bittersweet success.
23 Sep, 5:11
Jake White makes 'I'll buy their first beer' promise to Bulls fans
World Cup-winning coach Jake White has committed to buying a round of drinks for 1,000 Bulls fans following Saturday’s home URC …
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 4:52
Saturday's game with Newcastle could be Worcester's last in Prem
Warriors face a Monday deadline to show that meaningful progress has been made.
23 Sep, 4:35
Chris Farrell stood down by Munster over French court case
Ireland midfielder Chris Farrell has been stood down with immediate effect by Munster after the Bordeaux Court of Appeal confirmed…
Liam Heagney
23 Sep, 4:17
'This has been mentally the worst time I have known in rugby'
Nick Easter has survived relegation, Bloodgate and seeing an opposition coach pull out a gun at the end of a match...
Chris Jones
23 Sep, 4:16
All Blacks' rocky season a 'blessing in disguise' for young players
Head coach Ian Foster refers to the disappointing record as a symptom of a "rebuilding" team, so as a key figure in that rebuild, …
Ned Lester
22 Sep, 22:00
Wasps won't make same mistakes as Worcester but situation is perilous - Andy Goode
Wasps won’t make the same mistakes as Worcester but there’s no hiding from the perilous situation they find themselves in.
Andy Goode
22 Sep, 13:15
Jonathan Thomas has a new job eight months after exiting Worcester
Former Worcester head coach Jonathan Thomas has landed himself a new role eight months after he left the Warriors following the ar…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 13:11
'Most people probably think that 13 clubs are too many'
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has insisted the current number of top-flight sides is having a negative impact on the Gallagher Premiersh…
22 Sep, 12:55
The 'surreal, bizarre' London Irish verdict on playing with just 12
London Irish head coach Les Kiss has proudly reflected on the crazy period after half-time last Saturday where his team had to pla…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 12:17
Last chance saloon for All Blacks to remind home fans of their prowess
It's not been a great season for New Zealand fans - especially those who have ventured out to watch the All Blacks play around the…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Sep, 12:10
The 'incredibly powerful kid' starring for Andre-less Harlequins
Harlequins have given their verdict on Lennox Anyanwu, the 21-year-old who has worn the No12 jersey so far this season with Andre …
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 11:42
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has rare opportunity to showcase his accelerated development
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is set to make his second appearance for the All Blacks this season, having been named on the bench for their …
Sam Smith
22 Sep, 11:36
Two All Blacks 'misfits' may have found their home in the midfield
It's been somewhat of a long time coming, but Jordie Barrett will finally start a Test in the All Blacks midfield when he runs out…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Sep, 9:20
The French disconnection
French referees are different to Anglophone ones – as Bernard Foley discovered to his, and Australia's cost
Gavin Mortimer
22 Sep, 9:09
'That's the way we want it': Ioane and Papali'i fighting for their futures
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has made five personnel changes to the side that narrowly bested the Wallabies in Melbourne last …
Tom Vinicombe
22 Sep, 8:42
Argentina change two backs and include uncapped forward on bench
Michael Cheika has made two changes to his Argentina team for this Saturday’s Rugby Championship finale versus the Springboks in…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 8:38
Increasing visibility: 'No Woman No Try' Tour Kicks Off
No Woman No Try follows three female rugby players through the 2020/21 season, exploring gender inequality through the lens of the…
Charlie Willett
22 Sep, 8:25
Ex-Premiership title winner posts dire 'two more teams' warning
Retired Gallagher Premiership title winner Jim Hamilton has warned that the top-flight in England hasn’t felt the worst of the f…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 8:03
RFU give update on 12 noon Thursday deadline set for Worcester
Saturday’s match between Worcester and Newcastle at Sixways will take place after the financially-stricken club met all the cond…
22 Sep, 7:53
Six changes for Wasps as they name team despite administration
Wasps have shrugged off the devastating news that they are to appoint an administrator to help find a solution to their financial …
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 7:30
'Own worst enemy': Steve Lansdown on rugby's 'black hole' economics
Bristol owner Steve Lansdown insists Premiership Rugby must generate more revenue after describing investing in the English club g…
22 Sep, 6:36
Wallabies reveal World Rugby response to controversial Raynal call
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has lit the fuse ahead of this Saturday’s Rugby Championship finale in Auckland, saying World Rugby …
22 Sep, 5:43
'That wasn't his finest hour': Why Foster has plumped for Taylor over Taukei'aho
The most curious selection for the All Black's rematch with the Wallabies is undoubtedly Codie Taylor, who has been named in the N…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Sep, 5:29
The 'right on the edge' hunch Gloucester have about Jack Singleton
Gloucester boss George Skivington has praised hooker Jack Singleton for his can-do attitude in offsetting his England frustrations…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 4:49
The 'every second' promise Leicester have made about Nemani Nadolo
Steve Borthwick has called on Leicester to appreciate every last second Nemani Nadolo will spend at the English club before his mi…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 4:29
Ronan O'Gara slapped with heavy ban at Top 14 disciplinary hearing
Heineken Champions Cup-winning coach Ronan O’Gara has been banned for six weeks by officials in France following his latest brus…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 4:17
The 'clocking off' Worcester post that won Twitter Wednesday night
Worcester were lauded on Wednesday night for posting what numerous people described as the tweet of the season during their Premie…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 4:09
Dave Rennie takes aim at All Blacks centre Reiko Ioane for trash-talking his players
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie called out All Blacks star Reiko Ioane for trash-talking his players in the aftermath of the loss.
22 Sep, 0:43
Ian Foster explains why Jordie Barrett has been selected at No 12 in new midfield
Now, after some strong debate amongst pundits, the unlikely battle for New Zealand's third choice No 12 has been settled, with Ioa…
Ned Lester
22 Sep, 0:06
Recall for No 8 Harry Wilson as Wallabies make two changes for Eden Park test
Australia's two changes compare favourably to the All Blacks unsettledness, with coach Ian Foster making five changes to his run-o…
21 Sep, 23:40
Why Sam Whitelock has been handed All Black captaincy over Ardie Savea
All Blacks skipper Sam Cane will miss the Rugby Championship decider against Australia, with Sam Whitelock leading New Zealand.
21 Sep, 23:27
'The biggest issue out of it wasn't time wasting': Ian Foster delivers final take on Foley-Raynal saga
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has clarified his position around the officiating in last week's test.
Ben Smith
21 Sep, 23:22
Barrett brothers to start for All Blacks in second Bledisloe
All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan have announced the match-day 23 for this week’s Lipovitan-D Rugby Ch…
Online Editors
21 Sep, 20:30
'We've got nothing to hide': Springboks head coach's strong message after media storm
South Africa’s coach Jacques Nienaber has taken a not-so-subtle dig at media hacks that have looked to stir trouble for his team…
Jan De Koning
21 Sep, 18:10
Explained: What's going wrong in English club rugby
Financial issues are plaguing the Gallagher Premiership.
21 Sep, 17:48
Wallabies lock Darcy Swain handed lengthy ban for dangerous clean out on Tupaea
Australia's Darcy Swain has been suspended for six weeks for the incident that left New Zealand's Quinn Tupaea with a bad knee inj…
21 Sep, 17:04
Wasps statement: Club's 138-word response to administration reports
Wasps have issued a 138-word statement following reports on Wednesday that the financially stricken Gallagher Premiership club had…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 15:12
Wasps going into administration and facing relegation - reports
Financially troubled Wasps are poised to enter administration, a development that will leave them vulnerable to relegation from th…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 14:17
'She is gutted and I'm gutted for her'
Star England centre Emily Scarratt will embark on her fourth World Cup having witnessed a radical transformation in the women’s …
21 Sep, 13:14
It's time for the All Blacks to lay down a marker at Eden Park
Whatever unfolds over the next two months, 2022 is not going to go down as one of the better seasons in the All Blacks' 120-year h…
Tom Vinicombe
21 Sep, 12:05
'Am I allowed to say? I think he is available'
Marcus Smith is poised to play his first match of the season for Harlequins next Sunday at Exeter after assistant coach Adam Jones…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 11:43
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's Auckland absence hints at All Blacks selection
With David Havili and Quinn Tupaea both leaving the field in last week's Bledisloe Cup clash, much of the discussion in the follow…
Sam Smith
21 Sep, 10:38
'All parties remain concerned': Worcester given two RFU deadlines
The continued participation of Worcester in the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership has been thrown into yet more doubt after the RFU is…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 9:51
'Incredible': Erasmus tweets about smart tactics' of Sexton, Steyn
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has tweeted praise for veteran pair Johnny Sexton and Frans Steyn and the way they a…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 8:33
French trial prosecutors want Laporte and Altrad to serve jail time
The prosecution team in the high-profile French rugby trial has outlined at the Paris Criminal Court the punishments it wants to b…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 7:39
Wales confirm World Cup squad after 'a few robust discussions'
Wales head coach Ioan Cunningham has named his 32-strong squad for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Siwan Lillicrap leads the s…
Kim Ekin
21 Sep, 7:05
Australia's 'cynical attempt' to reduce Darcy Swain's impending ban
The presence of one Darcy Swain in the recently announced Australia A side for their three-game series in Japan has raised a few e…
Sam Smith
21 Sep, 6:10
'Big leg day' video shows free agent Jack McGrath is fighting back
Ex-Ireland loosehead Jack McGrath - who featured in all three 2017 Lions Test matches versus the All Blacks - has been charting hi…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 6:01
22-man Worcester squad includes assistant coach and retired player
Stricken Worcester have finally confirmed their team for Wednesday night’s first-round match as they begin their defence as Prem…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 5:17
Easter slams 'false promises' and retweets damning Worcester story
Former England back-rower Nick Easter has tweeted his frustration over the ongoing saga of broken promises at crisis club Worceste…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 4:49
Strong Australia A squad named with 12 capped Wallabies for Japan tour
Australia A coach Jason Gilmore has confirmed a 34-man squad for the upcoming three-match tour against Japan XV in Japan.
Sam Smith
21 Sep, 2:25
'It doesn't really matter': Wallabies not fussed over Raynal's appointment for second Bledisloe
Asked whether the best response was to move on from the episode or use the pain as preparation for the trip to New Zealand, Jake G…
21 Sep, 1:53
Los Pumas are making progress but consistency isn't in their vocabulary yet
In this year’s Rugby Championship, the Pumas record reads: lost, won, won, lost, lost. It is a battle Cheika is fighting with hi…
Frankie Deges
20 Sep, 23:05
We are going to ride the rollercoaster with this All Blacks team
What do the All Blacks have, beyond talent? We simply pick our most-talented players and then try and find a spot for them.
Hamish Bidwell
20 Sep, 21:43
'That just drains you': The advice from two All Black captains fuelling NRL back rower
As Parramatta's season intensifies, second-rower Isaiah Papali'i is using some advice from two former All Blacks captains.
20 Sep, 21:20
World Cup 2021 opener set for record breaking attendance
The triple-header opening matchday on October 8, headlined by the Australia-New Zealand match, is bound to pass the benchmark of 2…
20 Sep, 19:36
'Most entertaining game I've seen': Genia on Bledisloe 1
"Even with all the controversy around the refereeing decision and things like that, just the way it finished, as a spectator, as s…
Ned Lester
20 Sep, 19:20
'We've got to win, we've everything at our disposal we could want'
Head coach Simon Middleton has admitted England have got to win it after announcing what he views as the best prepared World Cup s…
20 Sep, 15:04
'It's incredible that he is back and fighting, he is revved up'
Gloucester boss George Skivington has described the incredible fightback that Jake Polledri has gone through to get back into prof…
Liam Heagney
20 Sep, 12:27
'He's the hooker version of his dad - tough, high speed, intense'
Andre-Hugo Venter is being tipped for great things at the DHL Stormers after playing 13 games off the bench in their title-winning…
Kim Ekin
20 Sep, 11:47
The car park call that has Gloucester hopeful Worcester will turn up
Gloucester boss George Skivington is hopeful that a request from Worcester for car parking spaces to be reserved at Kingsholm is a…
Liam Heagney
20 Sep, 11:30
The 'mental health' reason why Springboks resisted Jantjies recall
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has explained why he opted not to bring seasoned fly-half Elton Jantjies back into the fold this …
Liam Heagney
20 Sep, 10:42
Jason Ryan provides update on All Blacks loose forward stocks
The All Blacks will have at least one of their unavailable loose forwards from their first Bledisloe Cup match of the season back …
Tom Vinicombe
20 Sep, 10:22
Worcester delay naming team but insist they will play Gloucester
Crisis club Worcester have insisted their Premiership Rugby Cup game against Gloucester on Wednesday is set to go ahead as planned…
20 Sep, 9:21
Fit-again Jake Polledri named to play his first match in 22 months
Gloucester back-rower Jake Polledri will play for his first match in nearly two years when he lines out for his club in Wednesday…
Liam Heagney
20 Sep, 7:50
Leiua secures URC contract seven weeks after Pro D2 deal torn up
Former Samoan international Alapati Leiua has secured a deal at the Stormers for the new URC season seven weeks after he had a two…
Liam Heagney
20 Sep, 7:24
Mitch Brown the latest Chiefs player to depart ahead of 2023 season
Chiefs loose forward Mitch Brown will head to Japan at the end of the provincial season, with the 29-year-old signing a two-year d…
Tom Vinicombe
20 Sep, 7:19
The All Blacks can't afford to lose Ardie Savea
Ardie Savea's absence against the Wallabies left a big hole in the All Blacks loose forwards.
Nick Bishop
20 Sep, 6:43
Irish bolster squad with two front rowers and a back from Scotland
London Irish have bolstered their Gallagher Premiership front row resources by bringing in two short-term signings from Edinburgh,…
Liam Heagney
20 Sep, 6:42
England World Cup squad features six survivors from 2014 title win
England have named a squad featuring six survivors from their 2014 World Cup triumph for their bid to claim New Zealand’s crown …
20 Sep, 6:18
Red-carded Sale prop Schonert banned after head-on-head charge
Sale prop Nick Schonert has been banned for three matches following his first-half red card last Saturday versus Bath in the Galla…
Liam Heagney
20 Sep, 6:05
Two changes to Springboks team and bomb squad is also beefed up
Jacques Nienaber has named a Springboks team showing two changes for this Saturday’s Rugby Championship finale versus Argentina …
Liam Heagney
20 Sep, 5:46
Cruel blow for Liam Williams as he is ruled out for Wales' November
Liam Williams will miss Wales’ autumn Tests after suffering a collarbone injury on his Cardiff debut. The British and Irish Lion…
20 Sep, 5:17
Two-Test All Black Jamie Mackintosh joins the Hurricanes coaching line-up
Former All Blacks prop Jamie Mackintosh has been named as the Hurricanes' new set-piece coach for the upcoming Super Rugby Pacific…
Online Editors
20 Sep, 4:31
Former Rebels and Chiefs playmaker links up with Brumbies
Jack Debreczeni will rejoin Super Rugby after the playmaker signed with the Brumbies for the 2023 season.
20 Sep, 4:12
Time gentlemen, please
The Wallabies are incandescent about Mathieu Raynal's refereeing of the Bledisloe's dying moments, in a denouement that has divide…
Graham Simmons
20 Sep, 3:18
'One hundred per cent it's a final': All Blacks prepare for Eden Park showdown
The Wallabies can exact a measure of revenge at Eden Park this weekend by denying the All Blacks a Rugby Championship, although pi…
20 Sep, 1:03
Darcy Swain 'devastated' following Tupaea injury
While a significant injury wasn't confirmed at the time, the replays didn't project well for Tupaea, as his knee buckled at an unn…
Ned Lester
19 Sep, 23:52
'He was a sitting duck': All Blacks await Swain verdict
The second of the many major talking points to come out of the first Bledisloe test in Melbourne last week was Darcy Swain's dange…
Sam Smith
19 Sep, 20:27
'Fitter players should be rewarded': Barrett weighs in on time wasting
All Black star Beauden Barrett is the latest rugby star to weigh in on time-wasting in the modern game after last week's controver…
Ned Lester
19 Sep, 18:26
Wallabies tumble further in world rankings after Bledisloe heart-breaker
Australia’s last-gasp defeat to New Zealand in Melbourne last week has dropped them to a new low of ninth in the World Rugby Ran…
19 Sep, 15:55
A giant new Tuilagi has made his professional debut
When it comes to rugby dynasties, they don't come much more famous - or for that matter sizeable -  than the Tuilagis.
Ian Cameron
19 Sep, 10:13
Springboks release 5 players and call up 2 ahead of final Test
The Springboks have called up two players ahead of their final Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Hollywoodbets Kings …
Ian Cameron
19 Sep, 7:56
Stuart Lancaster to Racing 92 may have hit a snag
The long-rumoured courting of Stuart Lancaster by Top 14 giants Racing 92 may have hit a bump in the road - or rather the Parisian…
Ian Cameron
19 Sep, 7:22
Malcolm Marx could be next Bok to head to France - reports
Springboks hooker Malcolm Marx could be the next big name to head to France in search of a lucrative contract in the Top 14 - acco…
Ian Cameron
19 Sep, 6:17
On This Day - Japan stun South Africa in the Rugby World Cup
Karne Hesketh’s 84th-minute try sealed a staggering performance from the Brave Blossoms.
19 Sep, 4:56
Wallabies still reeling from Bledisloe blow up as official complaint lodged
Five days after the dramatic Melbourne Test, Australian rugby remains consumed by contentious calls in the Wallabies 39-37 Bledisl…
19 Sep, 4:12
How the All Blacks have changed philosophically since the Ireland series
The attacking kicks have continually found their mark and the All Blacks have turned into the best kicking team in the world over …
Ben Smith
19 Sep, 2:33
'You're running out of time': Kiwi pundit calls for All Blacks to give Tuivasa-Sheck a shot
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is currently playing for Auckland in the NPC after being released from the All Blacks' Rugby Championship squa…
Sam Smith
19 Sep, 0:21
'It's not Foley's fault': Ex-All Black comes in to bat for Wallaby flyhalf
Former All Black wing John Kirwan has come to the defence of Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley after his late game stalling cost his…
Sam Smith
18 Sep, 23:58
Watch: Aumua produces two stunning assists including offload of the year candidate
Tasman Mako centre Levi Aumua has produced two incredible try assists in the space of three minutes but it wasn't enough to preven…
Sam Smith
18 Sep, 17:34
Steve Diamond comments won't fill Worcester faithful with hope
The financially-strapped club were beaten 36-21 by Exeter on Sunday.
18 Sep, 14:28
Beleaguered Worcester beaten by Exeter at Sixways
Exeter ensured there was no fairytale ending to a turbulent week for beleaguered Worcester as the Chiefs claimed a 36-21 victory a…
18 Sep, 12:48
Four unforgettable moments of Eddie Butler commentary
The rugby world has been left saddened by the sudden passing of former Wales international and commentary juggernaut Eddie Butler.…
Stefan Frost
18 Sep, 11:30
Delon Armitage on the Welford Road crowd incident that saw him banned for 12-weeks
Delon Armitage has addressed an altercation he had with a Leicester fan which resulted in him getting a 12-week suspension. Armita…
Stefan Frost
18 Sep, 10:24
Sale boss Alex Sanderson addresses Nick Schonert red card
Alex Sanderson saluted Sale Sharks’ “togetherness and grit” after they overcame an early red card to claim a second successi…
18 Sep, 8:45
Dean Ryan blames Dragons players for Edinburgh mauling
Dean Ryan has hammered the performance of his Dragons side after they conceded seven tries against Edinburgh in the opening round …
Stefan Frost
18 Sep, 7:43
'A bad day in the office' - Blackett unhappy as Wasps flop at home
Lee Blackett called for his side to cut out the mistakes after Wasps fell to a 23-8 defeat at home against Bristol in the Gallaghe…
18 Sep, 6:32
'It doesn't look good' - Cardiff dented by Liam Williams injury news
Liam Williams could face a long stint on the side-line after he suffered a collarbone injury in Cardiff’s impressive 20-13 win a…
Stefan Frost
18 Sep, 6:30
'He's such a big, strong physical man. It's so hard to stop a man that size'
Irish powerhouse Leinster were almost shocked by a South African-laden Zebre on Saturday, but had the highlight of Springbok Jason…
18 Sep, 6:06
'I'm sorry Nic' - Raynal and White's heated exchange after final whistle
Unseen footage released by an Australian network reveals Mathieu Raynal apologised to Nic White after his late refereeing call hel…
Stefan Frost
18 Sep, 4:54
'New Zealand was massive for my development... I'd recommend it to anyone'
Joe Marchant was at it again on Saturday, the midfielder demonstrating his invaluable backline flexibility by filling in on the Ha…
Liam Heagney
18 Sep, 4:42
'I've learned recently to be more self-deprecating than arrogant'
Spotting the lesser spotted things has become a trademark of Healey since he swapped the boots for commentary booth, going on to b…
Liam Heagney
18 Sep, 4:00
Leaked sky cam footage reveals full extent of what Mathieu Raynal told Bernard Foley
Leaked sky cam footage with the full on-field audio has surfaced online which details exactly what referee Mathieu Raynal told Wal…
Sam Smith
18 Sep, 0:53
Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber praises spirit after attempt to derail team
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber praised his team’s fighting spirit to grind their way to a crucial 36-20 victory against Argent…
Online Editors
18 Sep, 0:16
'I am stunned': Springbok coach and captain squash 'disturbing' allegations of drug use
Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber described the reports as “quite disturbing” and “disappointing”, especially the timing o…
Jan De Koning
17 Sep, 19:57
Watch: Springboks get hit for a try with the same play as Pumas copy Wallabies
Argentinian midfielder Matias Moroni was the recipient on this occasion, ripping through the heart of the South African ruck defen…
Sam Smith
17 Sep, 19:43
Springboks player ratings vs Argentina | The Rugby Championship
South Africa stayed alive in the Rugby Championship with a hard-earned 36-20 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Jan De Koning
17 Sep, 19:14
Watch: TJ Perenara fires up and takes on Hawkes Bay prop after teammate chopped
All Black halfback TJ Perenara was fired up during Wellington's Ranfurly Shield challenge with Hawkes Bay.
Sam Smith
17 Sep, 19:01
Marx double powers Springboks to much-needed bonus point win over Los Pumas
The Springboks have come away with a 36-20 bonus point win over Los Pumas in Buenos Aires to keep the Rugby Championship title rac…
Ben Smith
17 Sep, 17:48
Ulster make light work of Connacht in URC opener
Ulster opened their United Rugby Championship season with a convincing 36-10 bonus point victory over Irish rivals Connacht at Rav…
17 Sep, 16:57
Edinburgh recover from slow start to thrash Dragons
Darcy Graham scored an impressive double as Edinburgh recovered from a slow start to record an emphatic 44-6 victory over Dragons.
17 Sep, 16:50
Late drama sees Ospreys earn draw at Scarlets
Jack Walsh held his nerve to convert a last-minute try from Rhys Davies and earn the Ospreys a 23-23 draw in a pulsating derby aga…
17 Sep, 16:45
McCall defends England policy that helped Saracens and hurt Quins
Saracens boss Mark McCall admitted his England players were key to turning the tide against Harlequins as he defended the flexibil…
17 Sep, 14:02
Northampton explain failure to capitalise against 12-man Irish
Northampton director of rugby Phil Dowson admitted his team played far better against 15 men than they did against twelve during t…
17 Sep, 13:44
Early Schonert red card is no hindrance as Sale outclass Bath
Sale Sharks overcame an early red card for prop Nick Schonert to beat Bath 37-20 and claim their second Gallagher Premiership vict…
17 Sep, 13:26
Bristol come from behind to beat struggling Wasps
Callum Sheedy scored 18 points as Bristol beat Wasps 23-8 at the Coventry Building Society Arena in a match that looked every inch…
17 Sep, 13:20
Grim injury bulletin from Bath on England duo Underhill and Obano
Flanker Sam Underhill is set to miss the England autumn Test programme because of a shoulder problem that requires surgery, while …
Liam Heagney
17 Sep, 13:10
Liam Williams' injury takes shine off rare Cardiff win over Munster
Cardiff kicked off their new URC campaign with a first victory over Munster in four years, winning 20-13 at the Arms Park despite …
17 Sep, 13:00
Nadolo scores twice as champions Leicester grab first win of season
Nemani Nadolo scored two tries as defending champions Leicester beat Newcastle 36-21 for their first win of the Gallagher Premiers…
17 Sep, 12:46
Bulls celebrate Jake White contract extension by taming the Lions
The Bulls celebrated director of rugby Jake White getting a new long-term contract by opening their URC campaign with a 31-15 win …
17 Sep, 12:35
Springboks issue statement: 'Allegations of failed tests'
The Springboks have issued a statement addressing what they have described as 'unsubstantiated allegations of failed tests' been s…
Ian Cameron
17 Sep, 12:17
Smith-less Harelquins cede commanding lead to Saracens
Harlequins’ frustration at the absence of Marcus Smith for their derby against Saracens was compounded by throwing away a comman…
17 Sep, 12:07
England fullback Furbank shines as stand-in skipper in bizarre Saints win
Stand-in skipper George Furbank scored 13 points as Northampton picked up their first win of the new Gallagher Premiership season …
17 Sep, 11:31
Nigel Owens tweets his official stance on Mathieu Raynal decision
Retired referee Nigel Owen has tweeted his official stance on Mathieu Raynal's decision to penalise Bernard Foley for time-wasting…
Ian Cameron
17 Sep, 11:11
Leaky Leinster survive Zebre Parma scare
Leinster were left clinging on for a 33-29 United Rugby Championship victory over Zebre Parma in Italy after last season’s botto…
17 Sep, 10:13
A tweak to the global calendar could pave the way for the perfect Super Rugby season
A more marketable Super Rugby season would strengthen rugby's standing in Australia while also future-proofing the game in New Zea…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Sep, 10:00
The leading candidates to wear the All Blacks No 12 jersey at Eden Park
With David Havili and Quinn Tupaea both forced off the field through injury during the All Blacks' last-minute win over the Wallab…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Sep, 9:58
George Bridge reportedly set to call time on All Blacks career
Former All Blacks wing George Bridge will reportedly call time on his Test career and link up with French powerhouse Montpellier f…
Sam Smith
17 Sep, 9:17
Wales skipper Dan Biggar a late withdrawal for Northampton
Wales skipper Dan Biggar was a late withdrawal from the Northampton team on Saturday for their round two Gallagher Premiership gam…
Liam Heagney
17 Sep, 9:10
Reports: Beauden Barrett and Nepo Laulala in discussions with French clubs
The All Blacks are set to lose two of their most experienced players following the 2023 Rugby World Cup with Beauden Barrett and N…
Sam Smith
17 Sep, 8:49
'He didn't look like he has been away at all, let alone two years'
Last Sunday in Manchester wasn’t just a celebration of an opening round Gallagher Premiership win for Sale, there was also great…
Liam Heagney
17 Sep, 7:03
Shock omission flagged in England's World Cup squad
Sources in the UK are reporting that Natasha 'Mo' Hunt is set to miss out on England Women's Rugby World Cup squad.
Ian Cameron
17 Sep, 6:41
'You don't get many opportunities to see two greyhounds going at it'
Lee Blackett has outlined his satisfaction that one-time England prospect Ali Crossdale has dusted himself down following an initi…
Liam Heagney
17 Sep, 6:30
The unlikely secret to Jimmy Gopperth's longevity
Jimmy Gopperth will celebrate his 40th Birthday in June as he attempts to help new club Leicester defend their Premiership title.
Chris Jones
17 Sep, 5:43
'People outside don't big him up much, he is not as flashy'
Pat Lam likes his marquee signings at Ashton Gate, the likes of ex-All Blacks Charles Piutau and Steven Luatua along with England …
Liam Heagney
17 Sep, 5:14
Wellington end 14-year Ranfurly Shield drought with win over Hawke's Bay
It's been a long time between drinks for Wellington, but the Lions have finally ended their Ranfurly Shield drought with a 19-12 w…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Sep, 5:03
'You said the word sensational, I think he has got a big way to go'
One of the left-field success stories of the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership season was the breakthrough at Saracens of the unherald…
Liam Heagney
17 Sep, 4:42
Ian Foster doubles down on backing controversial Raynal call
Ian Foster says New Zealand have been driving a speed-up-the-game message all year and has doubled down on his endorsement...
17 Sep, 4:40
'We're kind of like a fat, overweight, totally unfit rugby team...'
When RugbyPass caught up with Nick Mullins on September 7 when he was high up in the BT Tower overlooking the kaleidoscopic London…
Liam Heagney
17 Sep, 4:15
Both Bledisloe sides admit they've 'never seen' that rule enforced
The call has inevitably split the rugby community, with some saying the referee's warnings were sufficient while others claim the …
Ned Lester
16 Sep, 18:41
A sad farewell to the Bard of Monmouth
The passing of Eddie Butler has shocked the rugby community, who will mourn his rich baritone, linguistic dexterity and most impor…
Michael Aylwin
16 Sep, 16:43
Bill Mata to make first start in nine months for Edinburgh
Fijian forward Bill Mata will make his first start in nine months when Edinburgh open their BKT United Rugby Championship season a…
16 Sep, 15:33
Poor start to Franco Smith's Glasgow rebuild
Glasgow’s rebuild under new head coach Franco Smith got off to a rocky start as they suffered a 33-11 defeat at Benetton.
16 Sep, 15:14
Jantjies issues statement 5 days after shock newspaper claims
Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies and team dietician Zeenat Simjee have released statements addressing the allegations they are cur…
16 Sep, 12:59
Worcester staff call for change in swiftly deleted Tweet
Club employees have released a lengthy statement.
16 Sep, 12:27
I've given Raynal plenty of stick but he got this one spot on - Andy Goode
I’ve given Mathieu Raynal plenty of stick over the years and there were a fair few calls in the Bledisloe Cup that could warrant…
Andy Goode
16 Sep, 12:15
Dietician breaks her silence over Jantjies affair allegations
The Springboks dietician at the centre of claims of an affair with married flyhalf Elton Jantjies has released a statement denying…
Ian Cameron
16 Sep, 12:10
Was the All Blacks' narrow victory in Melbourne a step forwards?
The All Blacks showed plenty of composure in the final moments of their Bledisloe Cup clash with the Wallabies to snatch victory f…
Tom Vinicombe
16 Sep, 11:12
The 44-second 'thank goodness' video appeal from Steve Diamond
Worcester boss Steve Diamond has posted a short video message to social media expressing his thanks that this Sunday’s Gallagher…
Liam Heagney
16 Sep, 10:38
'Some guys might have got upset and made a scene, but he understood'
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi predicts a fierce breakdown battle in their must-win Rugby Championship clash against Argentina, …
16 Sep, 10:23
Worcester, Exeter name teams after in-doubt match gets go-ahead
Worcester have belatedly named their team for Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership match at home to Exeter after they were finally giv…
Liam Heagney
16 Sep, 10:10
Blues sign up former Under 20s prop on three-year deal
Promising young prop Josh Fusitu’a has signed with the Blues on a three-year contract through to 2025.
Sam Smith
16 Sep, 10:06
Crusaders and Highlanders to clash in opening match of 2023 'Super Round'
Melbourne will once again play host to Super Rugby Pacific's now annual 'Super Round', with the Crusaders and Highlanders set to s…
Sam Smith
16 Sep, 9:26
Nigel Owens has an interesting take on the Darcy Swain incident
Retired referee turned pundit Nigel Owens has suggested that Darcy Swain's illegal knee-busting clearout on All Blacks' centre Qui…
Ian Cameron
16 Sep, 9:01
'It's something you don't really plan for': All Blacks reflect on hectic final minutes
All Blacks lock Tupou Vaa'i was in the sheds with his teammates following New Zealand's controversial, last-minute win over the Wa…
Ned Lester
16 Sep, 8:59
Will the All Blacks prosper from another happy accident?
The All Blacks have generally improved this year as a result of their injuries.
Gregor Paul
16 Sep, 8:20
RFU statement: The Worcester Premiership match versus Exeter
This Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership match between Worcester and Exeter at Sixways has been given permission by the RFU to procee…
Liam Heagney
16 Sep, 8:19
Financial trouble: The consequences for Worcester Warriors Women
Financial worries have publicly plagued Worcester Warriors since August this year, when news emerged that the club faced a winding…
Charlie Willett
16 Sep, 7:54
Saracens include Farrell but no sign yet of Smith for Harlequins
England skipper Owen Farrell will captain Saracens this Saturday at The Stoop but he won’t face Test teammate Marcus Smith as Ha…
Liam Heagney
16 Sep, 7:42
All Black and Springbok pair to make Leinster debut
Former All Blacks centre Charlie Ngatai and Springboks lock Jason Jenkins are set to make their official Leinster bows this weeken…
Ian Cameron
16 Sep, 7:23
Mascot receives tweak as part of Sharks franchise rebrand
The Cell C Sharks have revealed that they moved Sharkie's fin slightly further up his back as part of a franchise rebrand.
Ian Cameron
16 Sep, 7:05
'I don't think it is as big a shift as some people are saying'
Rob Baxter has played down the significance of no longer having a hands-on match day role at Exeter, the director of rugby instead…
Liam Heagney
16 Sep, 6:59
'I'm less concerned with how the game looks and whether it's entertaining'
Dr Eanna Falvey has had two careers in sport where the main objectives are polar opposites. As a gifted heavyweight boxer, growing…
Owain Jones
16 Sep, 6:24
Munster-style coaching has piqued the Sale focus for Bath trip
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has warned his Sharks they have much to worry about when they visit a revitalised Bath on Saturday in rou…
Liam Heagney
16 Sep, 6:08
The busted myth that left Wasps leaning on psychologist this week
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has revealed that the wounding nature of their opening round Gallagher Premiership loss at Gloucester last…
Liam Heagney
16 Sep, 6:00
Rugby Europe Championship expands as part of major shake-up
The Rugby Europe Championship is to expand the number of teams participating as part of an overhauled tournament format.
Ian Cameron
16 Sep, 5:44
Jake White pens huge, multi-year contract with Bulls
Bulls director of rugby, Jake White, has committed his long-term future to Pretoria after penning a contract extension that will s…
Ian Cameron
16 Sep, 5:29
PGB statement: Requirements for promotion to the Premiership
The professional game board at the RFU have agreed to loosen the criteria governing the minimum stadium capacity rule that prevent…
Liam Heagney
16 Sep, 5:14
Evolution in the east, revolution in the west as Scotland's teams gear up
Straight-talking Franco Smith must revitalise Glasgow Warriors while at Edinburgh, Mike Blair aims to build on the promise of last…
Jamie Lyall
16 Sep, 4:57
'It's just gold what these guys have done, both of them'
Pat Lam had declared himself hugely impressed by the way England front row duo Ellis Genge and Kyle Sinckler have taken the younge…
Liam Heagney
16 Sep, 4:39
Wallabies to sink to record-low ranking
The Wallabies will sink to their worst-ever world ranking on the back of their dramatic loss to the All Blacks in Melbourne.
16 Sep, 4:37
'I felt at least and I'm pretty sure he felt the same way - just incredibly close'
Brian Moore has been left devastated by the death of BBC broadcasting colleague Eddie Butler at the age of 65.
16 Sep, 4:22
The curious 'too up and down' verdict by nearly champions Saracens
Mark McCall has curiously labelled Saracens’ 2021/22 return to the Gallagher Premiership as inconsistent even though they just l…
Liam Heagney
16 Sep, 4:10
Martin Anayi: 'As a rugby fan, I would like it all to be in one place. I can't be the only one.'
The URC has added the South African provinces and sought investment as far afield as India and Qatar, its CEO Martin Anayi says ru…
Owain Jones
16 Sep, 3:56
Extent of Quinn Tupaea's injury revealed as Swain cited for dangerous clean out
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has revealed the extent of Quinn Tupaea's injury suffered against the Wallabies in Melbourne last…
Ned Lester
15 Sep, 23:36
South African fans are still not happy with Marika Koroibete after latest hit
The Wallabies left wing timed his contact perfectly and smashed Clarke over backward just after the All Black landed back on the M…
Sam Smith
15 Sep, 22:29
'He asked them twice to kick it': Ian Foster on Foley's costly game management
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster believed a very clear call was made from Mathieu Raynal to hand over possession
Ben Smith
15 Sep, 21:51
'Pretty easy decision': Whitelock on bold call to close out a wild Bledisloe test
The pressure on the decision was epic, with 20 years of Bledisloe dominance as well as The Rugby Championship on the line.
Ned Lester
15 Sep, 20:30
Watch: Will Jordan and Beauden Barrett combine for scorching long-range effort
After a rare drought of four tests without a try, All Black right wing Will Jordan exploded at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne to scor…
Sam Smith
15 Sep, 20:14
'It is up to us': Los Pumas want to keep Rugby Championship alive
Michael Cheika has announced seven changes to his starting line-up for the Rugby Championship clash against South Africa
15 Sep, 16:57
Wallaby flyhalf Foley left 'shocked and bewildered' after Raynal's call
Bernard Foley has been left "bewildered" by a referee call at the death that effectively cost the Wallabies the Bledisloe Cup.
15 Sep, 16:50
RFU statement: Worcester set Friday deadline or face suspension
Troubled Worcester Warriors face suspension by the RFU if a deadline of 12 noon on Friday regarding their ability to safely hold m…
Liam Heagney
15 Sep, 15:51
Iconic rugby commentator Eddie Butler dies aged 65
Former Wales captain and rugby commentator Eddie Butler has died aged 65, with tributes lamenting the loss of an “iconic” spor…
15 Sep, 13:20
'He's gone blue, stopped moving. He's stopped breathing. I'm screaming'
Former England player Delon Armitage has recalled the now infamous James O'Connor bus seizure in the south of France, which made h…
Ian Cameron
15 Sep, 13:00
'What a revelation': Samisoni Taukei'aho praised following destructive performance
Samisoni Taukei'aho was named man-of-the-match in the All Blacks' controversial 39-37 win over the Wallabies in Melbourne, with th…
Sam Smith
15 Sep, 12:44
Let the Allianz Cup begin!
The Allianz Cup is back! Starting this weekend, Premier 15s teams will go head-to-head once again giving them plenty of match time…
Matt Merritt
15 Sep, 12:31
'There isn't a director of rugby in the country who won't say this'
Exeter boss Rob Baxter says the amount of Gallagher Premiership games that clash with Test rugby or international rest periods is …
15 Sep, 12:27
Franco Smith names 3 debutants in Glasgow side to face Benetton
New Glasgow coach Franco Smith has named three debutants in his starting XV for Friday’s United Rugby Championship opener away t…
15 Sep, 11:42
'It was very clear cut': Ian Foster backs controversial call in Bledisloe clash
The two opposing coaches from Thursday night's Bledisloe Cup encounter in Melbourne unsurprisingly shared different views of refer…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Sep, 10:25
Dupont or Ollivon? The battle to be the boss of Les Bleus
French rugby is on a roll and head coach Fabien Galthie now has to choose his captain for the World Cup, it's a straight shoot-out…
Gavin Mortimer
15 Sep, 10:18
Falcons vow not to harm Jamie Blamire's England chances
Newcastle boss Dave Walder insists the club are not harming Jamie Blamire’s chances of adding to his six England caps as a hooke…
Chris Jones
15 Sep, 10:15
Watch: Rieko Ioane's rocks and diamonds plays that show he's not the finished product
Rieko Ioane's best position in the backline has long been debated. Against the Wallabies in Melbourne, he showed off both his stre…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Sep, 10:07
Seven changes for Argentina as Cheika reacts to Hamilton hammering
Michael Cheika has made seven changes to his Argentina side as they look to remain in The Rugby Championship title race with this …
Liam Heagney
15 Sep, 9:49
Wallabies player ratings vs All Blacks | Rugby Championship
The Wallabies have fallen to a heart-breaking defeat to the All Blacks in Melboure. Who were their most impressive performers in t…
Jack O'Rourke
15 Sep, 9:22
'Selection has been tough': Scotland name their World Cup squad
Head coach Bryan Easson is delighted to have respected duo Rachel Malcolm and Helen Nelson leading Scotland to the upcoming World …
15 Sep, 9:15
Ulster to rename stand at Kingspan Stadium in honour of Nevin Spence
The stand will be officially unveiled on April 26 next year.
15 Sep, 9:10
'If we want to be absolutely great, we know what we have got to do'
Sarah Hunter has said that England women intend to shut out the white noise that is set to accompany their bid for World Cup glory…
15 Sep, 9:01
'Ridiculous call' - Unprecedented Mathieu Raynal decision fires debate
'Ridiculous call': That's how Australian commentators Morgan Turini and Tim Horan on Stan Sport described Mathieu Raynal's late ti…
Ian Cameron
15 Sep, 8:54
Exeter explain how robbery left Vermeulen stranded in South Africa
Exeter back-rower Jacques Vermeulen will finally fly back into England this weekend after being stranded at home in South Africa f…
Liam Heagney
15 Sep, 8:44
All Blacks player ratings vs Wallabies | Rugby Championship
It was a true 80-minute encounter in Melbourne on Thursday evening with the All Blacks claiming a last-minute 39-37 win over the W…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Sep, 8:32
All Blacks steal victory over Wallabies with post-hooter try
The All Blacks have escaped from Melbourne with a last-minute victory over the Wallabies following a controversial ending.
15 Sep, 8:04
'Disgusting' - Anger as Darcy Swain escapes red for 'woeful' clearout
Wallabies lock Darcy Swain can consider himself very to lucky to avoid a red card for a brutal clearout in the first Bledisloe Tes…
Ian Cameron
15 Sep, 7:42
'He is still among the top three or four players in our fitness tests'
Bulls head coach Jake White has given a glowing report on veteran hooker Bismarck du Plessis, who starts this season's BKT URC sea…
Kim Ekin
15 Sep, 7:09
The Bristol verdict on a rare Premiership match without having TMO
Pat Lam has admitted he will be glad that the TMO will be back in action when Bristol face Wasps this Saturday in Coventry followi…
Liam Heagney
15 Sep, 7:02
Wasps deliver 'not as bad as feared' update on injured Minozzi
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has expressed relief that the serious-looking injury suffered by Matteo Minozzi in the opening minutes of …
Liam Heagney
15 Sep, 6:40
Wallabies clear up speculation around Dave Rennie's future
Dave Rennie will coach the Wallabies at next year's Rugby World Cup after his position was guaranteed by Rugby Australia chairman …
15 Sep, 6:11
Worcester statement: Gone into administration letter sent in error
Financially stricken Worcester have issued a statement following an apology on Thursday from the Department of Digital, Culture, M…
Liam Heagney
15 Sep, 5:50
'As of now, quarter to 10, I haven't had any information'
Rob Baxter has explained that Exeter are very much in the dark as to the status of this Sunday’s scheduled away Gallagher Premie…
Liam Heagney
15 Sep, 5:27
Lions back row Sean O'Brien barred from rugby return
Former Ireland back row Sean O'Brien has been told he will not be allowed to play for his home town club due to 'safety concerns'.
Ian Cameron
15 Sep, 4:55
Springbok game-plan will "enable" bonus point wins vs Pumas
With bonus points at a premium for the remainder of the Rugby Championship, the Springboks are almost sure to be more ‘expansive…
14 Sep, 19:10
England women set all-time Test record with 25th successive victory
England women continued their World Cup preparations in landmark fashion as they crushed Wales 73-7 at Ashton Gate. It was the Red…
14 Sep, 16:59
Worcester statement escalates concerns over Sunday's home game
The sale of Worcester to a new buyer has yet to be completed, escalating concerns over the club’s ability to stage their first h…
14 Sep, 14:48
'He'd be a brilliant coach, the Ford apple doesn't fall far'
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has predicted that new signing George Ford has the potential to be a brilliant coach once his playing car…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 14:03
'Very concerning': Jantjies' wife breaks silence, slams Springboks
Iva Jantjies has broken her silence after her husband Elton was sent home by the Springboks last Sunday following newspaper allega…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 12:19
Edinburgh name 'two of the most committed players' as co-captains
Scotland pair Grant Gilchrist and Jamie Ritchie have been named as the Edinburgh co-captains for the upcoming season. The long-ser…
14 Sep, 11:46
'We had a freeze on, unfortunately the timing wasn't right'
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has admitted they did put in an offer for Christian Wade but it came too late for their former record-scor…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 11:11
Watch: 21-year-old fullback ignites try-of-the-season contender from inside 22
21-year-old fullback Tepaea Cook-Savage has set up a try-of-the-year contender in Wednesday's NPC clash between Waikato and Southl…
Sam Smith
14 Sep, 10:21
Scott Barrett's chance to secure his spot in the All Blacks' starting XV
While it was seen by some as a stop-gap measure in the semi-final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, it's clear that Scott Barrett is no…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Sep, 9:19
'Apologetic, remorseful and ashamed' Annett banned after red card
New Bath hooker Niall Annett has been banned following one of the most bizarre non-debuts ever in the Gallagher Premiership last w…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 8:50
Four capped players named in the 35-man Emerging Ireland squad
Robert Baloucoune, Caolin Blade, Shane Daly and Max Deegan are the four players previously capped by Andy Farrell at Test level wi…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 8:19
'It is what it is': Bristol confirm lengthy spell out for Luatua
Bristol have admitted that the pre-season injury suffered last month by former All Blacks back-rower Steven Luatua has turned out …
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 7:40
The top eight rugby schools in the world will face each other in December, but which schools?
The World School's Festival returns in 2022, with excitement that the best rugby schools in the world will be taking each other on…
Tom Parker
14 Sep, 6:35
The '80 per cent sure' Springboks update on injured Pollard and Am
Jacques Nienaber has delivered an update on how long injured Springboks duo Handre Pollard and Lukhanyo Am will potentially be abs…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 6:25
'Even this morning he was out at 7:30 with Callum doing a session'
Bristol have confirmed that kicking coach Dave Alred will remain at the Gallagher Premiership club through to the end of the 2022/…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 5:11
Saracens update: Nick Isiekwe a doubt for 2023 Six Nations start
Saracens boss Mark McCall has provided an update on the length of time that England lock Nick Isiekwe will be missing from the gam…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 4:06
Matt Fagerson: 'At Glasgow we lost part of our DNA. Our work ethic was questioned'
Matt Fagerson laments Glasgow's identity crisis as he talks brotherhood, marriage, social media abuse and why size doesn't matter.
Jamie Lyall
14 Sep, 3:23
Most penalised player in the Rugby Championship wants to 'pull his head in'
The veteran prop is the worst offender, giving away 11 penalties through four games - four more than any other player in the compe…
13 Sep, 23:42
Quade Cooper backs Japan's innovative concept for Super Rugby Pacific
Including Japanese teams would be a win-win as they would improve through more exposure to Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby …
13 Sep, 23:37
Wallabies captain surprised by All Blacks stuttering season
New Zealand have lost four of their seven Tests in 2022 but, having never lifted aloft the prized trophy during his 121-Test caree…
13 Sep, 21:24
Wallabies turn to heroes of 2002 for inspiration ahead of first Bledisloe
The Wallabies hope some wise words from Chris Latham and other past Australian heroes will help the team end their Bledisloe Cup h…
13 Sep, 19:35
Picking the form team of The Rugby Championship so far
To celebrate what has been the most dog-eat-dog Rugby Championship yet, here is a team of the tournament so far.
Ned Lester
13 Sep, 17:34
Worcester statement: Club sale is agreed with 'an interested party'
Worcester co-owners Colin Goldring and Jason Whittingham have agreed on terms with an undisclosed buyer for the financially strick…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 12:28
Springboks tactic sees Nienaber avoid Jantjies questions from media
Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks team announcement from Buenos Aires on Tuesday passed off without a single question being put to h…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 12:12
'I still remember pretty clearly when we lost'
The All Blacks will use the opportunity to once more win the Bledisloe Cup as a motivator for Thursday night's clash with the Wall…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Sep, 12:06
Erasmus tweets back at Springboks legend who made Jantjies joke
Rassie Erasmus has responded on Twitter after he was tagged by a legendary Springboks back-rower in an awkward message about Elton…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 11:29
'They may even gain a little bit': NZ's take on changes to injury-hit Wallabies
While the All Blacks may have made three key changes to their forwards for the first Bledisloe Cup match of the season, the Wallab…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Sep, 11:18
Starting team unchanged but Springboks shake up their bomb squad
Jacques Nienaber has named a Springboks team to play Argentina this Saturday in Buenos Aires that shows no changes from the XV tha…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 10:47
'It's a pity the season doesn't start a bit later sometimes'
Saracens boss Mark McCall has bemoaned how the Gallagher Premiership in England doesn’t start a bit later so that all the Englan…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 10:29
'It's big shoes to fill': Hoskins Sotutu reflects on replacing All Blacks' best
After months of playing the waiting game, Hoskins Sotutu will finally get the chance to once again don black when New Zealand take…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Sep, 10:13
How the north have gained parity and taken control of the rugby world
The raw stats tell a very different story from the tale they would have narrated 20 years ago.
Nick Bishop
13 Sep, 9:22
'I watched it without getting too animated, but I care deeply'
If proof was needed that Henry Slade isn’t far from a return to the pitch with Exeter following the summer shoulder surgery, the…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 8:09
Leinster add two more staff, including an ex-Gaelic footballer
Leo Cullen has completed his backroom staff ahead of the new URC season with Leinster, confirming that ex-Dublin and Leitrim Gaeli…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 6:18
'What has transpired over the last six years has been a disgrace'
Legendary Munster out-half Tony Ward has slammed the downturn in the province’s fortunes in recent times, describing the past si…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 5:22
Monty Ioane makes the shift to Super Rugby
Monty Ioane is coming home.
Online Editors
13 Sep, 5:10
Dave Rennie explains wholesale changes to the Wallabies
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has turned over almost half of his run-on side ahead of Thursday night's Bledisloe Cup encounter again…
13 Sep, 4:07
Marika Koroibete is the 'benchmark' for Test wingers
Describing him as the benchmark Test winger, Will Jordan knows he will have his hands full trying to contain Wallabies game-breake…
13 Sep, 4:03
Will Rowlands: 'I don't see why we shouldn't be competing to be the best team in Wales'
The Dragons lock was one of Wales' best players last season and he is in a bullish mood ahead of the URC season
Steffan Thomas
13 Sep, 3:04
Wallabies make eight changes to the side to face the All Blacks
Online Editors
12 Sep, 23:57
Black Ferns squad named for World Cup
The Black Ferns have selected 32 players in the squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, hosted in New Zealand for the first time.
Sam Smith
12 Sep, 23:22
Ian Foster names new All Black back row for first Bledisloe test
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has named a new look back row, as expected, for the first Bledisloe test at Marvel Stadium in Mel…
Ben Smith
12 Sep, 22:21
Los Pumas on the verge of their most successful Rugby Championship
If they could beat the defending World Champions in his first season, his stakes and presence with the team, already very high, wi…
Frankie Deges
12 Sep, 21:47
'Things can change quickly': Richie McCaw throws support behind Cane and Foster
Former All Black captain Richie McCaw has thrown his support behind Sam Cane and Ian Foster while recalling the period before the …
Ben Smith
12 Sep, 18:06
Ex-All Black Sonny Bill Williams' intellect attacked by former League player
Former All Black great Sonny Bill Williams has had his intelligence belittled in a verbal tirade by former rugby league player Pau…
Sam Smith
12 Sep, 16:30
Foley set to start for Wallabies after Lolesio ruled out
The 32-year-old, who has played 71 Tests, has earnt a start at Marvel Stadium for the Wallabies with young playmaker Noah Lolesio …
12 Sep, 16:09
Argentina forced to move Springboks Test
Argentina have been forced to switch the venue for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against South Africa.
12 Sep, 15:20
Scandal hit Springboks get Bongi Mbonambi boost
The Springboks have recalled hooker Bongi Mbonambi to their camp in Buenos Aires after he finished the initial stages of his recov…
Ian Cameron
12 Sep, 13:41
'We're not in a position to support them financially' - Worcester bailout ruled out
If Worcester Warriors are to survive their current financial woes, they will have to do it off their own bat. 
Ian Cameron
12 Sep, 13:24
'I just want to develop... and not just try and be a pace-man'
Prolific try-scorer has made his mark for club and country.
12 Sep, 12:52
Christian Wade signs for Racing 92
Former England winger Christian Wade has confirmed that he is returning to rugby union - signing a contract with Top 14 side Racin…
Ian Cameron
12 Sep, 12:37
Culture, schooling and community supercharge the SA rugby conveyor belt
Schools rugby is South Africa is revered around the game and many argue it has the best system in the world for future professiona…
Jon Cardinelli
12 Sep, 10:33
Jantjies responds to hotel scandal with cryptic social media post
Springboks bad boy Elton Jantjies has responded to his latest off-field scandal with a cryptic social media post on Instagram.
Ian Cameron
12 Sep, 9:54
Falcons sign former Saracens wing Obatoyinbo
Newcastle Falcons have confirmed the signing of 23-year-old Elliott Obatoyinbo on a short-term deal.
Kim Ekin
12 Sep, 9:20
URC forced to reschedule Cardiff versus Munster
The BKT URC have rescheduled the Cardiff versus Munster fixture - that was due to take place on Friday - due to the visit of King …
Ian Cameron
12 Sep, 9:11
Sarah Hunter: England 'want to be defined by winning trophies'
Red Roses are undefeated since July 2019 and can become the first team to win 25 successive international matches on Wednesday.
12 Sep, 7:22
Bastareaud on track for Toulon return at No.8
Former France centre Matthieu Bastareaud remains on track to return to the field for Toulon as a No.8.
Ian Cameron
12 Sep, 5:22
Wallabies soul searching ahead of Bledisloe showdown
Australia's coaching staff have been working overtime to determine why they've struggled to win successive Tests this year as they…
12 Sep, 4:21
'We have seen an exciting glimpse of what we're going to be about'
Alex Sanderson was encouraged by Sale’s attacking threat as they began their Gallagher Premiership campaign with a bonus-point 2…
12 Sep, 4:15
Israel Folau to face Australian opposition this November
The Western Force are set to come up against a familiar face in November after they locked in two pre-season games against Israel …
12 Sep, 4:09
Will Mathieu Raynal be the star of the show in the first Bledisloe test?
Who’ll be the star of the show at Marvel Stadium on Thursday? Will it be Rieko Ioane? Captain Fantastic Sam Cane? Marika Koroibe…
Hamish Bidwell
12 Sep, 0:53
'Hopefully the ball doesn't get to him': All Blacks defence coach wants to shut down Wallaby threat
The Fijian-born winger has scored a four tries against the All Blacks in his career, with two in 2020 over the first two tests in …
Ben Smith
12 Sep, 0:37
Ex-All Black Carlos Spencer's son Peyton shines in Hamilton Boys' national title
Another famous All Black's son was involved in their latest national title win, former first five Carlos 'King' Spencer's son Peyt…
Sam Smith
11 Sep, 21:40
Brumbies re-sign former Wallaby midfielder for next Super Rugby Pacific season
The ACT Brumbies are pleased to announce Brumby 241 Chris Feauai-Sautia has re-signed with the club for the 2023 Harvey Norman Sup…
Online Editors
11 Sep, 20:25
Watch: Lions fullback Ruben Love hits magic line for try against Otago
Young Wellington Lions fullback Ruben Love was on fire in the first half against Otago, breaking open the defence with succinct li…
Sam Smith
11 Sep, 18:11
'Pretty f****** awesome!': Gold for Australia women and Fiji men at the World Cup Sevens
Earlier, the Australians had beaten USA 17-7 in the semi-finals, with Caslick, who'd also orchestrated the quarter-final 35-5 vic…
11 Sep, 18:11
Bledisloe fans outnumbered by AFL finals fever in Melbourne
Melbourne is buzzing with AFL finals fever, but Wallabies forward Pete Samu hopes the Bledisloe Cup showdown will help rugby win o…
11 Sep, 18:08
Watch - Louis Rees-Zammit scores another wonder try
George Skivington hailed Wales star Louis Rees-Zammit’s quality after his spectacular solo try sparked Gloucester’s thrilling …
11 Sep, 15:04
Sale off to winning start as they withstand Northampton fightback
Sale survived a Northampton fightback to get their Gallagher Premiership campaign off to a winning start.
11 Sep, 13:04
LRZ shines as Gloucester produce spectacular second-half comeback to stun Wasps
The visitors had led 21-0 at the interval at Kingsholm.
11 Sep, 12:43
'Should never be in the Springboks again' - SA rocked by Bok's scandal
Rugby fans have been reacting to a sensation turn of events for the Springboks, who have been rocked by a sex scandal involving fl…
Ian Cameron
11 Sep, 10:48
Aussie sevens women reach World Cup final
Australia's all-conquering women's rugby sevens team have made it into the final of the World Cup in Cape Town but the men have be…
11 Sep, 10:22
Springboks statement: Two team members sent home
The Springboks have sensationally sent two members of their team home to South Africa to minimise distractions for the team.
Ian Cameron
11 Sep, 8:18
'I just want to apologise to everyone involved in Bath Rugby'
New Bath hooker Niall Annett has taken to social media to apologise after he was red carded during his side's game with Bristol Be…
Ian Cameron
11 Sep, 6:01
The most pleasing thing about Harlequins' 'stunning start' to Prem
Harlequins director of rugby Tabai Matson praised his team’s resolve on a challenging afternoon at Kingston Park.
11 Sep, 4:45
'I was all over the shop, sleeping in the car outside rugby stadiums'
You know an interview has gone rollickingly well when the interviewee wraps things up by saying, “You have my number, if you eve…
Liam Heagney
11 Sep, 4:35
Theo McFarland: 'We didn't have a rugby ball - we used a Pepsi bottle filled with banana leaves'
Theo McFarland grew up playing rugby with a Pepsi bottle. He has been a debt collector and a basketballer. This is his journey to …
Jamie Lyall
11 Sep, 4:06
'More brutality': Wallabies keen on physical approach to continue New Zealand's woe
Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete has called on his team to bring the "brutality" in an attempt to continue the All Blacks' downwa…
11 Sep, 3:01
Watch: New Zealand schoolboy goes 90 metres after back-to-back gooseys
New Zealand schoolboy winger Caelys Putoko of Hamilton Boys High School has pulled off a 90-metre solo effort in the National Top …
Sam Smith
10 Sep, 21:09
Watch: Counties Manukau's new flying Fijian wing rips Manawatu for a double
Counties Manukau have uncovered an exciting Fijian flyer, with winger Peniasi Malimali scorching the Manawatu Turbos.
Sam Smith
10 Sep, 19:03
Watch: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck gets ex-All Black with goose step
Recently capped All Black midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has produced a wicked goose step in the NPC clash between Auckland and Wa…
Sam Smith
10 Sep, 18:25
Ali Hepher insists there was 'nothing lucky' about Exeter's last-gasp win
Exeter head coach Ali Hepher believed his side deserved to win a compelling contest against Leicester.
10 Sep, 17:59
'Actions back up his talk': Ellis Genge's contribution not lost on Bristol boss Pat Lam
Bristol director of rugby Pat Lam praised the influence of Ellis Genge after his two tries helped Bristol to a 31-29 victory over …
10 Sep, 17:35
Grandstand finish tips derby in favour of Bristol and two-try Genge
Ellis Genge marked his Bristol homecoming with two tries as the Bears began their Gallagher Premiership campaign with a 31-29 vict…
10 Sep, 15:21
'I don't think the other 12 clubs give a s***' about Worcester
Worcester director of rugby Steve Diamond has revealed that a deal could be reached for an investor to buy the financially-stricke…
10 Sep, 14:15
Video: Arundell needs just seconds as a sub to craft wonder try
Teenage sensation Henry Arundell needed "no longer than about 40 seconds" off the London Irish bench on Saturday to continue the s…
Liam Heagney
10 Sep, 14:00
A last-minute try sees reigning champions Leicester lose at Exeter
Exeter prop Patrick Schickerling scored a last-minute try to send reigning champions Leicester to an opening-day defeat in the Gal…
10 Sep, 13:00
Arundell works his magic as Worcester shoot themselves in the foot
Worcester collapsed to a heavy defeat in their Gallagher Premiership opener to confirm that a long season awaits on and off the fi…
10 Sep, 12:52
Pulsating Premiership contest goes the way of six-try Harlequins
.Harlequins avoided an opening day scare to see off Newcastle 40-31 in a pulsating Gallagher Premiership contest at Kingston Park.
10 Sep, 12:40
'Correct decision': Freddie Burns quickly goes from hero to villain
Just 19 minutes of the new Gallagher Premiership season were all that was needed for the title-clinching Freddie Burns to go from …
Liam Heagney
10 Sep, 11:02
Why the Springboks won't be kicking for the posts in Buenos Aires
Springboks No 8 Jasper Wiese says his team will be out to get bonus points in their final two Rugby Championship clashes against A…
10 Sep, 10:38
'It's good to get a taste off that': All Blacks under the radar in Melbourne
The Rugby Championship may be about to enter its final weeks but in sports-mad Melbourne, there's something else on the minds of t…
Sam Smith
10 Sep, 10:23
'You could go a 1,000 years and never meet anyone as extraordinary'
BT Sport struck the perfect chord on Saturday when they launched live TV coverage of the new 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season …
Liam Heagney
10 Sep, 10:12
Premiership Rugby statement: How tribute will be paid to the Queen
Premiership Rugby have issued a statement explaining how tribute would be paid this weekend to the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabet…
Liam Heagney
10 Sep, 8:51
The 'honestly' Tommaso Allan reply when asked about Marcus Smith
It’s surely one of the most difficult jobs anywhere in club rugby, being the understudy to Harlequins’ Marcus Smith, but Itali…
Liam Heagney
10 Sep, 7:23
'Part of being a rugby player': All Blacks expecting more breakdown interpretations
While referees have always had a greater impact on a game of rugby compared to other sports, the ever-changing breakdown interpret…
Tom Vinicombe
10 Sep, 6:35
'I told them one or two things I'd do differently from day one'
New director of rugby Dave Walder is full of optimism that his Newcastle can be a bit more consistent this term than they were in …
Liam Heagney
10 Sep, 6:06
Ian Foster behind Ardie Savea's decision to sit out Bledisloe I
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has backed forward Ardie Savea's decision not to travel to Australia for New Zealand's upcoming Rugby …
10 Sep, 5:35
The one overwhelming hope as Prem 2022/23 kicks off - Andy Goode
The plight of Worcester has dominated a pre-season in England that has seen less transfer activity than I can remember for a long …
Andy Goode
10 Sep, 4:48
Beale back at full tilt ahead of Bledisloe Cup
Veteran Kurtley Beale says he's back to full speed after suffering a hamstring injury and is putting his hand up for Wallabies' se…
10 Sep, 2:41
'It's pointless': Japan to ditch daredevil style for 2023 World Cup
The Brave Blossoms beat Ireland and Scotland on home soil on their way to a historic first quarterfinal appearance and won plaudit…
10 Sep, 1:38
'We were very open about that, we would have got a better Adam'
New Newcastle boss Dave Walder has admitted to RugbyPass that the Falcons got their strategy wrong last season with England prospe…
Liam Heagney
09 Sep, 12:53
Crisis club Worcester names team for its Premiership London opener
Worcester have named the match day 23 for its opening game of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season, a fixture at London Irish …
Liam Heagney
09 Sep, 12:04
Bledisloe Cup a stepping stone to a bigger prize says Ian Foster
While the All Blacks have had a firm hold on the Bledisloe Cup for well over two decades now, there's much more at stake when they…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Sep, 10:42
Agustin Creevy back on deck for Pumas as historic Rugby Championship finish beckons
Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has revealed his squad for the Pumas' final two Tests of the Rugby Championship.
Sam Smith
09 Sep, 9:37
Pablo Matera lands in Japan's second division
Pablo Matera has traded Super Rugby Pacific for the second division of Japan's Rugby League One competition next season.
Tom Vinicombe
09 Sep, 9:05
The 'ironic' reaction when Steve Diamond contacted agents this week
Worcester boss Steve Diamond has claimed that the suggestion there were upwards of 80 players from last season left uncontracted h…
Liam Heagney
09 Sep, 8:34
Who are the Premiership stars backing to shine?
The Premiership season is about to get underway, so who are the club legends backing to turn in a big season for the fans?
Owain Jones
09 Sep, 8:30
Would the Wallabies deserve ninth spot on the rankings following Bledisloe defeat?
The World Rugby rankings might be a questionable method of assessing teams' standings on the international circuit but it's fair t…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Sep, 8:27
Premiership Rugby statement: Gallagher Premiership round one games
Premiership Rugby bosses have announced that all six opening round Gallagher Premiership matches this weekend will definitely stil…
Liam Heagney
09 Sep, 8:00
Ireland's Oli Jager extends time in New Zealand
Irish Prop Oli Jager has signed on with the Crusaders until 2024
Sam Smith
09 Sep, 7:12
'File has made good progress lately': Lancaster linked with Top 14
Ex-England boss Stuart Lancaster has been linked with a switch next season from Irish club Leinster to the Top 14. His English tea…
Liam Heagney
09 Sep, 6:30
Speculation that Duhan van der Merwe could join Racing has ended
The rumoured move of Duhan van der Merwe from cash-strapped Worcester to Racing 92 has reportedly ended with the Parisians turning…
Liam Heagney
09 Sep, 5:25
'We used to play 15s first and foremost, but sevens has found its own identity now'
The first international experience I had in sevens was back in 2004 at a European competition and because we were women they took …
Rachael Burford
09 Sep, 3:49
Queen Elizabeth II and her longstanding association with rugby
The Royal Family are mourning the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 96.
Owain Jones
09 Sep, 2:39
How the Wallabies can attack the All Blacks
"We've seen it time and time again with this Aussie attack and it's their work off the ball, their blindside wingers coming involv…
Ned Lester
09 Sep, 2:11
What ex-Kiwi players thought of Springboks debutant Moodie
Following the match, there was much buzz around the winger's game, in particular his try in which he showed high ball skills and p…
Ned Lester
08 Sep, 20:52
Schools Championship launch signals exciting era in English rugby
An exciting new competition is being launched this weekend that could reshape English schools rugby. Four teams will compete over …
Tom Parker
08 Sep, 12:38
URC signings of the season
World champions, All Blacks and returning giants - who are the most eye-catching additions of the new URC season?
Jamie Lyall
08 Sep, 12:31
'I don't expect people to feel sorry for us. We're not victims here'
Steve Diamond does not want to see Worcester portrayed as victims after the crisis-hit club plunged into a state of financial unce…
08 Sep, 11:58
McKenzie returns to No 10 for Waikato while RTS gets a midfield run for Auckland
Currently sitting undefeated at the top of the Odds conference, Waikato will face a litmus test at home this weekend when they tak…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Sep, 11:39
Anton Lienert-Brown targeting return to play in final weeks of NPC
While Ian Foster may believe the midfield partnership between David Havili and Rieko Ioane is starting to flourish for the All Bla…
Sam Smith
08 Sep, 10:23
'I think he is at peace with it now, he struggled for a few weeks'
New Newcastle director of rugby Dave Walder has explained how ex-England back-rower Mark Wilson has taken to coaching in his first…
Liam Heagney
08 Sep, 9:55
Phil Vickery: 'There is absolutely no reason why England can't win the Rugby World Cup'
When you are playing, you judge yourself by results in the big tournaments and pitting yourself against the best players in the wo…
Phil Vickery
08 Sep, 9:45
Tributes pour in following death of famed commentator Willie Los'e
Colleagues, friends and fans around the world have paid tribute to former Test international Willie Los'e, who died suddenly in So…
Sam Smith
08 Sep, 8:11
Ex-England international hails 'genuine shift in balance of power'
Lawrence Dallaglio believes the gap with the southern hemisphere has never been narrower to offer European nations hope a year out…
08 Sep, 7:53
Fit-again Manu Tuilagi at No12 as Sale and Northampton name teams
England powerhouse Manu Tuilagi will play his first rugby match in 16 weeks after Sale named him to start in their Gallagher Premi…
Liam Heagney
08 Sep, 7:37
Genge and Sinckler included as Bristol and Bath name round one teams
England vice-captain Ellis Genge will start for Bristol in this Friday’s Ashton Gate west country derby versus Bath.
Liam Heagney
08 Sep, 7:13
It's officially one year to go until the men's Rugby World Cup 2023
There is officially now just one year to go until the start of the men's Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. RugbyPass will be coverin…
Tom Parker
08 Sep, 6:34
'Heady mix': Five of the biggest 2022/23 Premiership talking points
The 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season kicks off on Friday with a west country derby between Bristol and Bath at Ashton Gate. He…
08 Sep, 6:31
'Since I became a coach, I had never seen that. I call that class'
Bordeaux boss Christophe Urios has hailed the immediate impact of their Congolese signing Madosh Tambwe, revealing that the two-tr…
Liam Heagney
08 Sep, 5:31
'There are no more operations, he looks like a new man'
Exeter have expressed delight that long-time absentee Ollie Devoto is finally on the mend following a double hip operation after a…
Liam Heagney
08 Sep, 4:36
'As a raw talent with potential, he's as good as anyone at tighthead'
Alex Sanderson reckons Sale will only have themselves to blame if promising 21-year-old tighthead James Harper doesn’t become a …
Liam Heagney
08 Sep, 3:54
How each team can still win The Rugby Championship over final two rounds
New Zealand can secure their 19th Rugby Championship title if they win both games against Australia, with one of those wins coming…
Ned Lester
08 Sep, 1:23
'She gave birth to me alone in the desert': French billionaire's unlikely rise to rugby club owner
Not renowned for his love of rugby, he bought the Montpellier team in 2011, turning it from near-bankruptcy to being crowned champ…
07 Sep, 23:51
Kurtley Beale back for Wallabies as Bledisloe Cup squad named
Veteran Kurtley Beale's return highlights the Wallabies' 36-man squad set to battle New Zealand as they attempt to claim the Bledi…
07 Sep, 23:25
Rugby Australia's NRL cash could be used to find a flyhalf
Just because it hasn't happened recently doesn't it mean it can't for a League halfback or five-eighth. Former Brisbane Bronco Ber…
Ben Smith
07 Sep, 23:10
Welsh Rugby Union ban transgender women from competing in female category
The Welsh Rugby Union has become the latest domestic governing body to ban transgender women.
07 Sep, 21:58
Ex-England international's bold Premiership debt write off call
An ex-England player has urged the UK Government to write off the debt owed by Gallagher Premiership clubs in the wake of the pand…
07 Sep, 12:33
'On match days, Rob necessarily won't be with the team'
Exeter head coach Ali Hepher has explained that long-serving director of rugby Rob Baxter will have a less hands-on role with the …
Liam Heagney
07 Sep, 11:36
Watch: TMO howler helps Lions to first win over Mako in 12 years
While Tasman and Wellington played out a thrilling contest to the death that boasted a number of exceptional tries, it's a howler …
Sam Smith
07 Sep, 11:03
Could Luke Jacobson start ahead of Hoskins Sotutu in Bledisloe I?
Luke Jacobson's return to the All Blacks fold adds a little bit of spice to next week's loose forwards selection.
Tom Vinicombe
07 Sep, 8:27
Rita Ora to headline opening day of Women's Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup 2021 have announced an exciting list of artists to perform at Eden Park throughout the Rugby World Cup in October …
Lucy Lomax
07 Sep, 7:34
Pro D2 club tweets the name of Vakatawa replacement at Racing
A Pro D2 French club has named the player that will replace Virimi Vakatawa at Racing after the shock Monday revelation that the F…
Liam Heagney
07 Sep, 7:06
'He was playing in a lot of pain towards the end of last season'
Exeter have revealed the real reason why Stuart Hogg didn’t travel on the three-Test Scotland tour to Argentina in July was beca…
Liam Heagney
07 Sep, 6:21
'The job has been very good, I was gone out of it for a few years'
Declan Kidney allowed himself a chuckle when it was put to the London Irish boss that he is now fourth on the list of current long…
Liam Heagney
07 Sep, 5:00
Bath statement: Appointment of Ben Spencer as new club captain
Ben Spencer has been named Bath club captain for the 2022/23 season. The England scrum-half arrived at The Rec for the post-lockdo…
Liam Heagney
07 Sep, 4:48
The new 'greater understanding of what breaks' Manu Tuilagi
Sale boss Alex Sanderson believes the Gallager Premiership club and England are now much better aligned in their quest to get Manu…
Liam Heagney
07 Sep, 4:08
'He was into his work': Why Hoskins Sotutu is pushing for an All Black start in Bledisloe tests
World player of the year candidate Ardie Savea will miss at least the first game of the Bledisloe Cup tests as he flies home to We…
Ned Lester
06 Sep, 23:16
Wallaroos announce squad for next month's World Cup
Wallaroos coach Jay Tregonning has announced his 32-player squad for the World Cup that starts on October 8 in New Zealand.
Sam Smith
06 Sep, 22:03
The subtle transformation in Siya Kolisi's game over The Rugby Championship
Kolisi has, for years, been denounced for his playing style – performing the role of a ‘wing forward’.
Jan De Koning
06 Sep, 21:57
Former Wallaby Will Genia calls for changes after 'failing to fire' in Sydney
Former Wallabies halfback Will Genia says young No 10 Noah Lolesio must be held accountable after the performance in Sydney 'faile…
Sam Smith
06 Sep, 21:18
The All Blacks tactics that broke Argentina's defence
The All Blacks made many adjustments for their second test against Argentina, perhaps most notable was the changes in their kickin…
Ned Lester
06 Sep, 20:00
Marco van Staden names his new club 67 days after exiting Leicester
Springboks back-rower Marco van Staden has named his new club 67 days after it was confirmed by Leicester that they had agreed on …
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 13:09
'Can you help Qatari rugby?': The 'super-corny' URC debate
The United Rugby Championship (URC) views staging non-competitive games in Qatar as the first step towards establishing itself in …
06 Sep, 12:28
'This is a sticky subject': Sale break silence on Marland Yarde exit
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has broken the club’s silence on its terminated relationship with Marland Yarde, the ex-England interna…
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 11:59
Victory over the Pumas was not a new dawn for the All Blacks midfield
Has the midfield pairing of David Havili and Rieko Ioane finally clicked, or did the All Blacks’ game plan on Saturday night jus…
Tom Vinicombe
06 Sep, 10:57
Worcester latest: 'We have been told the game is going ahead'
Declan Kidney says London Irish have been assured that Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership clash against crisis club Worcester will…
06 Sep, 10:56
Bringing the Craic to the Allianz Premier 15s
London Irish announced their intent to join the Premier 15s a little over a year ago, with Graham Smith part of the exciting coach…
Matt Merritt
06 Sep, 10:45
'I didn't feel any symptoms': Vakatawa explains shock retirement
France midfielder Virimi Vakatawa has explained the reason why he has retired from playing rugby with immediate effect at the age …
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 7:58
'It's non-negotiable, I'm playing that game, no one is stopping me'
Bristol boss Pat Lam has hailed the phenomenal impact of Ellis Genge around the club as he prepares to feature in Friday’s Galla…
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 7:22
'Something you dream of': Mercer to play against All Blacks XV
Zach Mercer, the likely 2023 World Cup call-up for England, will get an early chance to take on international opposition as he has…
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 7:04
All Blacks' 'balance for the World Cup' under threat in current environment
“The game is incredibly physical, and I don’t know if you can play a game like you played in South Africa and then back it up …
Ned Lester
06 Sep, 6:31
Ex-Scotland wing Kenny Logan breaks silence on cancer diagnosis
Former Scotland winger Kenny Logan has revealed he has been treated for prostate cancer. The 50-year-old said the diagnosis had co…
06 Sep, 6:30
Corruption trial against Bernard Laporte opens on Wednesday
French rugby president Bernard Laporte, the current World Rugby vice-chairman, will be in court this Wednesday in France to answer…
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 6:06
Erasmus tweets promise following criticism from Springboks legend
Rassie Erasmus has again been busy on Twitter, this time reacting to online criticism from a former Springboks back-rower about So…
Liam Heagney
06 Sep, 5:23
From Genge to Cloete: Five of the best 2022/23 Premiership signings
The new Gallagher Premiership season kicks off with a tough act to follow after Leicester’s gripping title triumph last term. Th…
06 Sep, 4:42
'Highest in the world': Ex-All Black explains the Ryan standard
Since Jason Ryan has joined the coaching staff the All Blacks have not conceded a rolling maul try in four tests against South Afr…
Sam Smith
06 Sep, 1:34
The Will Jordan and Rieko Ioane combination is turning into the All Blacks' best weapon
Rieko Ioane's combination with Will Jordan on the right wing is turning into the most potent pairing the All Blacks have.
Ben Smith
05 Sep, 23:47
Australia drop to record low as World Rugby rankings released
After suffering a 24-8 defeat in Sydney to South Africa, the Wallabies have dropped to a new low in World Rugby's rankings. 
Ben Smith
05 Sep, 21:11
Leicester's Anthony Watson faces fitness race after latest injury setback
Leicester head coach Steve Borthwick says that Anthony Watson is being monitored on a daily basis as the Tigers prepare to start t…
05 Sep, 11:58
MPs urge government to place Worcester into administration
Four Worcestershire MPs have called for crisis-hit Gallagher Premiership club Worcester Warriors to be placed in administration.
05 Sep, 10:09
France centre Virimi Vakatawa banned from playing in France
Racing 92 have announced that Test centre Virimi Vakatawa has been banned from playing rugby in France. The Parisian club confirme…
Josh Raisey
05 Sep, 9:20
Harlequins CEO refutes latest Premiership debt reports
Harlequins CEO Laurie Dalrymple has responded on Twitter to a report on the extent of their debt, saying it is "factually inaccura…
Sam Smith
05 Sep, 8:19
'All of them are social animals, they are great craic'
Alex Sanderson is liking the altered feel of his Sale squad, believing it now adds great credence to how he believes the Mancheste…
Liam Heagney
05 Sep, 6:25
A club-by-club breakdown of the new Premiership season
The 2022-23 Gallagher Premiership season kicks off on Friday with a west country derby between Bristol and Bath at Ashton Gate.
05 Sep, 6:05
Two French giants eyeing Duhan van der Merwe - reports
Toulon have joined Racing 92 in the race to sign Scotland and Worcester Warriors winger Duhan van der Merwe, according to reports …
Josh Raisey
05 Sep, 4:40
All Blacks to be without Ardie Savea for Bledisloe trip
Game-breaking All Black Ardie Savea will miss next week's Bledisloe Cup match in Melbourne in a reprieve for the Wallabies as they…
05 Sep, 1:28
The raged-up Springboks find their intensity again and enter the box seat
The shame is that the rage-Boks play at a level above what you usually see, the enigma with them is why they can't deliver that in…
Ben Smith
05 Sep, 0:03
The All Blacks can't have it both ways if tests aren't meaningful
The team and NZR can’t have it both ways. Either every test result is important or none of them are.
Hamish Bidwell
04 Sep, 23:11
'Pure and simple': Cheika on where Pumas went wrong in Hamilton
Head coach Michael Cheika was frank about his side's performance, which he described as 'below par' just as the All Blacks lifted.
Ben Smith
04 Sep, 21:13
Los Pumas left with sour taste ahead of Springboks showdown
Losing by 50 points a week after their first win in New Zealand, against the All Blacks, leaves a short-term sour taste.
Frankie Deges
04 Sep, 18:37
Amazing scenes as Canan Moodie's family celebrate try-scoring debut
As far as debuts go, they do not get much better than 19-year-old Canan Moodie's for South Africa on Saturday against Australia in…
Josh Raisey
04 Sep, 12:18
Wales flanker Ellis Jenkins sidelined following problems with knee surgery
Cardiff director of rugby Dai Young has revealed that flanker Ellis Jenkins has not trained all summer after a knee operation at t…
Sam Smith
04 Sep, 10:50
'He's rolling his sleeves up in more of the darker arts'- Foster pinpoints growth
Rieko Ioane's evolution as a centre this Rugby Championship has been clear for all to see as he starred in the All Blacks' 53-3 wi…
Josh Raisey
04 Sep, 9:11
Makazole Mapimpi goes viral after putting Nic White in his place
Few people would have blamed any South Africa players for being slightly irked by Australia scrum-half Nic White this past week af…
Josh Raisey
04 Sep, 7:56
No ill feelings between Eben Etzebeth and Allan Alaalatoa after fracas
Any bad blood between South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth and Australia tighthead Allan Alaalatoa remained on the Allianz Stadium pitc…
Sam Smith
04 Sep, 5:00
'I was in denial I was missing it, I didn't admit it to myself'
It’s taken eight years but Brian O’Driscoll, the legendary Ireland midfielder who retired in 2014 after 15 years at the very t…
Liam Heagney
04 Sep, 4:23
'I'm hoping I haven't changed, fame isn't a massive thing for me'
If Tommy Freeman is indicative of the level-headedness of the new breed of youngsters making their way with England a year out fro…
Liam Heagney
04 Sep, 3:33
Jason Ryan on what has impressed him from the young All Black front row
The All Blacks have stuck with an emerging front row over the last two tests and they once again delivered an impressing showing i…
Ben Smith
04 Sep, 1:52
'Out of character': All Blacks coaches on Pablo Matera's handshake snub of Dane Coles
The All Blacks coaches have weighed in on the post-game snub from Los Pumas No 8 Pablo Matera on Dane Coles.
Sam Smith
03 Sep, 23:59
'Our backline was keen to play': Rieko Ioane on his starring performance against Los Pumas
All Blacks centre Rieko Ioane has continued his blistering form in Hamilton after winning the man-of-the-match award against the S…
Ben Smith
03 Sep, 20:18
'He responded to the criticism': Sir John Kirwan on Sam Cane's latest performance
Former All Black wing John Kirwan has praised captain Sam Cane for one of his best performances in a 'long, long time' as the All …
Ben Smith
03 Sep, 19:57
'Lucky not to see straight red': What triggered Etzebeth's manic episode
South African lock Eben Etzebeth was in the thick of it with Wallabies prop Allan Alaalatoa which had many on Twitter impressed wi…
Sam Smith
03 Sep, 17:55
'I want the boys to hurt,' says frustrated Wallabies skipper
As Wallabies fans piled out of Sydney's Allianz Stadium after watching their side's 24-8 hammering by South Africa, James Slippe…
03 Sep, 13:48
New record for England with their 24th successive international win
England women continued their build-up to next month’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand with an eight-try victory over the United …
03 Sep, 13:41
Springboks player ratings vs Wallabies | Rugby Championship
How did the Springboks rate in their drought-ending victory over the Wallabies in Sydney?
Warren Fortune
03 Sep, 10:35
Wallabies player ratings vs Springboks | Rugby Championship
The Wallabies couldn't back up last weekend's victory against the Springboks and fell to a loss in Sydney. Who stood up in defeat?
Jack O'Rourke
03 Sep, 9:47
Video: The awkward All Blacks moment Jason Ryan snubbed Joe Schmidt
The All Blacks got their Rugby Championship title challenge back on track with a 53-3 thrashing of Argentina, but one of the main …
Liam Heagney
03 Sep, 9:46
Video: Eben Etzebeth confronts Allan Alaalatoa in an angry bust-up
Saturday’s Rugby Championship encounter in Sydney had a feisty denouement when a mass scuffle that had Eben Etzebeth and Allan A…
Liam Heagney
03 Sep, 8:29
Springboks break Australian hoodoo with win over Wallabies in Sydney
Having been on the wrong side of the scoreboard in Australia for the better part of the past decade, the Springboks have finally c…
03 Sep, 7:36
Watch: Pablo Matera takes umbrage with Dane Coles after Hamilton thumping
After landing on the wrong side of a 53-3 pasting in Hamilton, Pumas loose forward Pablo Matera appeared to let out some of his fr…
Sam Smith
03 Sep, 7:23
Internal Worcester memo: The payroll situation and the bank delay
The co-owners of Worcester have told players and staff that the banking issue that resulted in the delay to the payment of their A…
03 Sep, 5:33
All Blacks player ratings vs Pumas | Rugby Championship
The end result in Hamilton saw New Zealand prevail 53-3 - but how did the individuals rate in what was an impressive team effort?
Tom Vinicombe
03 Sep, 5:15
Edinburgh statement: Stadium emergency results in abandoned match
Edinburgh have issued a statement after “an emergency situation inside the stadium” resulted in the abandonment of their home …
Liam Heagney
03 Sep, 5:06
All Blacks bounce back to man-handle Argentina in Hamilton
The All Blacks have produced their most dominant performance of a difficult season to steamroll Argentina 53-3 in rainy Hamilton a…
03 Sep, 4:59
Marland Yarde tweets apology eight months after arrest by police
Former England international Marland Yarde has issued an apology eight months after his arrest by police which ended his five-year…
Liam Heagney
03 Sep, 4:09
Raymond Rhule: 'Rugby refuses to tap into personality, players must be seen and not heard'
Raymond Rhule wishes rugby embraced its sparkling characters, rather than shunning them.
Jamie Lyall
02 Sep, 16:32
Statement: Worcester co-owners put Morecambe FC up for sale
The precarious financial situation at Worcester has spilt over from the Gallagher Premiership into football’s League One in Engl…
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 14:39
'I felt like Mr Burns off the Simpsons': Jonny May's mental torment
Jonny May admits that for the only time in his career he was relieved not to have been picked by England after a nasty dose of cov…
02 Sep, 14:00
'We are going above and beyond these days to protect the players'
The improvement in concussion management has outpaced even Marika Koroibete in recent years and Dr Sharron Flahive has been at the…
Owain Jones
02 Sep, 11:40
Neil de Kock: Jacques Nienaber could soon face the same ire as Ian Foster
Owing to the Springboks having suffered two defeats on the bounce and three straight losses against the Wallabies, winning now doe…
Neil de Kock
02 Sep, 11:02
An All Blacks captain shouldn't be leaving the pitch before the job is done
If Sam Cane is the right man to captain the All Blacks then Foster needs to back him to get the job done for the full 80 minutes.
Tom Vinicombe
02 Sep, 10:47
'I've been made homeless': How dire the Worcester plight really is
A coordinated social media video campaign on Friday highlighting that the Worcester players and staff remain unpaid has revealed t…
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 9:30
The post-tour change Irish have seen in new England cap Arundell
Declan Kidney had given his verdict on what becoming a newly capped England player has done for the teenage Henry Arundell now tha…
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 8:37
'I'm honoured': Former Russia coach Lyn Jones starts a new job
Ex-Russia boss Lyn Jones has landed himself a new coaching job with the Netherlands ten months after he stepped away from the coun…
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 7:19
Benetton statement: Monty Ioane exits with 'mental health issues'
Italian URC club Benetton have revealed their contract with Monty Ioane has been terminated by mutual agreement just months after …
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 6:40
'We're really frustrated, we haven't been paid - we need answers'
Worcester players and staff have flooded Twitter with a coordinated series of video messages after it emerged on Friday morning th…
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 6:04
Christian Wade names the city where he expects to play his rugby
Ex-Wasps star Christian Wade has teased that his return to rugby is near four years after his last Gallagher Premiership appearanc…
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 4:50
'We created over 28 opportunities to score': Teen Boks wing set to take advantage
Fresh from his starring role in Australia's 25-17 win against South Africa, Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete will have a new-look…
02 Sep, 4:33
Saracens statement: England lock Nick Isiekwe will undergo surgery
Nick Isiekwe will miss England’s Autumn Nations Series after Saracens confirmed that he will undergo an unspecified operation th…
Liam Heagney
02 Sep, 4:27
'It's been spoken about this week': The new challenge facing Wallabies
James Slipper's Wallabies will christen the new Allianz Stadium from an international perspective on Saturday night, with the skip…
02 Sep, 4:26
Black Ferns legend Kendra Cocksedge announces retirement plans
New Zealand rugby legend Kendra Cocksedge has announced her retirement after this year's World Cup.
02 Sep, 4:19
All Blacks face a new rankings low if beaten again by Argentina
Ian Foster’s struggling All Blacks face a new world rankings low if they are beaten for the second successive Saturday at home b…
Liam Heagney
01 Sep, 13:40
Ardie Savea fires back: 'Do you feel like we haven't been dominating?'
Ardie Savea has baulked at suggestions that the All Blacks loose forwards have been dominated by the opposition this year.
Sam Smith
01 Sep, 12:48
'Rich man's toy': Diamond takes swipe at previous Worcester regimes
Steve Diamond has rounded on “big name players and coaches who haven’t really delivered" at Worcester in the past, producing p…
01 Sep, 12:19
Are Argentina now the best Southern Hemisphere team?
Michael Cheika's mentality has infected the Argentinian playing group, the coach does not mince his words, nor allow for confidenc…
Ned Lester
01 Sep, 11:53
Straight-talking Dane Coles says there's 'no blame game' in All Blacks camp
Accountability was a hot talking point, and Coles was adamant the All Blacks had a healthy and direct attitude amongst players whe…
Ned Lester
01 Sep, 11:39
'If you play under fear then you restrict your options'
Ian Foster has suggested that although the All Blacks selectors have made no changes to the starting XV from the side that suffere…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Sep, 11:02
The new-season 'promise' Freddie Burns has made to Steve Borthwick
Steve Borthwick was in his element on Thursday, returning to Twickenham 75 days after his significant transformation of fallen gia…
Liam Heagney
01 Sep, 10:55
Jake White: Test rugby has never been so unpredictable
After the last month of crazy Rugby Championship results, it seems the days of one team dominating rugby are over.
Jake White
01 Sep, 10:28
'We have ultimately got 39 players and that has to go to 32'
Head coach Simon Middleton says there are at least four or five calls to be made before his England Women's World Cup squad is fin…
01 Sep, 10:06
'Worcester are not out of the woods yet, let's be frank about that'
Worcester boss Steve Diamond gave his London Irish counterpart Declan Kidney a massive handshake on his way out the door at Twicke…
Liam Heagney
01 Sep, 9:39
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck one of a smorgasbord of All Blacks released for NPC duty
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will get another opportunity to further his development as a rugby union player this weekend when he comes off…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Sep, 9:20
'Argentina weren't trying to win': Aaron Smith's take on Pumas gameplan
The All Blacks need more variation in their game given their ball-in-hand "mentality" is being exploited by opposition teams, says…
01 Sep, 4:56
Rugby can be a force for good in this world... but let's be real
Rugby is no more or no less noble than any other sport - it has elements worth celebrating and it has elements that need reform.
Daniel Gallan
01 Sep, 4:43
Who will be the Premiership signings of the season?
As Premiership clubs tool up for the long season ahead, which of their new signings will make the biggest impact?
Jamie Lyall
01 Sep, 4:28
Cheika makes four changes to Argentina team for All Blacks rematch
Argentina coach Michael Cheika has made four changes to his line-up for Saturday's Rugby Championship rematch with the All Blacks …
01 Sep, 4:02
Wallabies team unchanged for first time in 26-match Rennie reign
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has opted for stability as his side searches for back-to-back wins, naming an unchanged starting line-…
01 Sep, 3:41
'Positive energy' Diamond tweet will delight all Worcester fans
Worcester boss Steve Diamond has tweeted confirmation that all his players have been paid and that their Gallagher Premiership sea…
Liam Heagney
01 Sep, 3:23
'Trust me': All Blacks intent on making things right in Hamilton
New Zealand's 25-18 defeat to Argentina last weekend in Christchurch was the first time in history the All Blacks.
31 Aug, 23:07
Ian Foster explains the four changes to the bench including Codie Taylor
The Crusaders No 2 has been replaced this week by Dane Coles in one of four changes to the bench made by the All Blacks. 
Ben Smith
31 Aug, 22:32
The slight tactical fix for the All Blacks to make is an easy one
With only 15 kicks out of hand, the All Blacks need to find a better balance to vary their game and looking for more attacking kic…
Ben Smith
31 Aug, 20:22
All Blacks boost bench experience in latest team naming
the All Blacks named the same starting 15 from their previous two tests - games which despite continuity in selection, produced ve…
Ned Lester
31 Aug, 20:16
'Fantastic example' Matawalu takes up a Welsh Premiership deal
One of the most curious transfers of the summer was confirmed on Wednesday evening when Welsh Premiership club Pontypridd revealed…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 19:47
Wallabies back consistency for second Boks battle
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie will produce something new in his side's quest for consistency, set to name an unchanged starting line…
31 Aug, 18:05
Worcester beat 4pm wages deadline to survive for another month
Worcester have bought some breathing space in their battle for survival after finding the finance needed to keep their squad intac…
31 Aug, 15:17
'Unethical to play': Diamond tweet confirms Worcester game is off
The Gallagher Premiership future of financially stricken Worcester Warriors was plunged into further turmoil ahead of the new 2022…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 12:16
England Rugby heading back to Jersey
England will return to Jersey for their pre-autumn training camp as they plot victories over World Cup rivals New Zealand and Sout…
31 Aug, 10:54
'I back the coaches': Sam Cane has no qualms with All Backs side-lining
Sam Cane has backed Ian Foster's decision to pull him from the field in the final minutes of Saturday night's loss to the Pumas in…
Tom Vinicombe
31 Aug, 10:33
Rassie Erasmus laughs off story about urinating Springboks player
Rassie Erasmus has laughed off a newspaper article claiming that a complaint was made against an unnamed Springboks player for uri…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 9:18
Will the All Blacks continue to persist with the tried and true?
Will Ian Foster shake his side up to take on Argentina this week, or will he stick with the men he's largely kept faith with throu…
Tom Vinicombe
31 Aug, 9:07
'You just take it, maybe it is my bad, my mistake...'
Springboks prop Trevor Nyakane has addressed the issue of gamesmanship in rugby following last weekend’s incidents in his team…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 8:46
Jesse Kriel sizes up task of replacing 'amazing rugby' Lukhanyo Am
Jesse Kriel has been speaking about the task of matching the impeccable recent form of Lukhanyo Am when he steps into the No13 Spr…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 7:15
IRFU statement: Emerging Ireland tour to South Africa
Andy Farrell is looking to quickly build on the recent Ireland tour to New Zealand by sending an Emerging Ireland squad to South A…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 6:32
The ex-Springboks' deal that ended the Wasps recruitment freeze
Wasps’ new deal for Francois Hougaard, the ex-Springboks scrum-half, was the moment that ended the recruitment freeze that hit t…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 5:51
New Glasgow skipper's 'ridiculous' target after Leinster thrashing
New Glasgow skipper Kyle Steyn has set a bold target just months after the humiliating URC quarter-final loss at Leinster.
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 5:05
Springboks statement: Pollard and Am's Championship-ending injuries
Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks will finish out their Rugby Championship campaign without fly-half Handre Pollard and centre Lukha…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 4:23
'It's not being rude': Wallabies want Lolesio to shed 'nice guy' persona
Young Wallabies playmaker Noah Lolesio has been urged to shed his 'nice guy' image and ramp up his assertiveness as he works to na…
31 Aug, 1:28
All Blacks 'rebuild' called into question by pundits as strategy not clear
Many upset All Black supporters would have hung around on Saturday night after the historic loss to the Pumas hoping to hear an ex…
Ned Lester
31 Aug, 1:22
'When the steak is being served, you've got to eat': Ex-Bok coaches dissect Wallabies loss
Former head coach Nick Mallett and former assistant coach Swys de Bruin shared their views on SuperSport’s Final Whistle.
Ben Smith
31 Aug, 0:31
'Dirty little idiot': Rugby World Cup Chief stood down after bullying scandal
The government intervened in quick fashion after uncovering “alarming managerial practices” and “infringements of financial …
Sam Smith
30 Aug, 18:39
Wallaby backs pursuit of Suaalii after reports of $10 million mega-deal
Rugby Australia should chase Sydney Roosters flyer Joesph Suaalii if it will help them win a World Cup, current Wallaby Jed Hollow…
30 Aug, 17:55
Fixing the malfunctioning lineout key to Wallabies going back-to-back
Flanker Jed Holloway said a game review had highlighted plenty of plays from Adelaide that could be exploited if they don't tidy u…
30 Aug, 17:34
RPA statement: Worcester players' employment rights
The RPA have issued a statement with the involvement of Worcester in the looming Gallagher Premiership season remaining in serious…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 15:01
'He and Fozzie are finding their feet': Barrett sheds light on All Blacks' attack
Ahead of the All Blacks' clash with Los Pumas over the weekend, New Zealand began operating with their third attack coach of the s…
Tom Vinicombe
30 Aug, 12:31
Northampton CEO's letter to fans on the 'stark' Worcester reminder
Northampton CEO Mark Darbon has penned an open letter to Saints fans ahead of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season that dwells…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 12:24
Beauden Barrett provides update following neck injury
Beauden Barrett could make his return to the field against Argentina this weekend after sitting out New Zealand's surprise 25-18 l…
Tom Vinicombe
30 Aug, 11:30
'It's not dog-eat-dog': Wasps' verdict on the crisis at Worcester
Wasps boss Lee Blackett has claimed he won’t look to sign players from troubled Gallager Premiership rivals Worcester even thoug…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 11:25
Can Schmidt lead All Blacks to promised land after Christchurch crisis?
It may take All Blacks players and fans some time to get used to Joe Schmidt's new approach.
Nick Bishop
30 Aug, 9:36
Leaked email claims Worcester won't get paid this month - report
Beleaguered Worcester are set to be plunged into a fresh stage of its financial crisis as a leaked email has reportedly revealed t…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 9:22
Springboks explain why Mostert is starting ahead of two-try Smith
The Springboks have explained why sub lock Franco Mostert has been chosen ahead of two-try sub back-rower Kwagga Smith as next Sat…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 8:20
The 'mature' reason why Springboks named 19-year-old wing Moodie
Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber is backing the Test debut-making Canan Moodie to make his mark when he runs out wearing the No14…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 7:30
'Bona fide freak of an athlete': Freeman inks new Northampton deal
England newcomer Tommy Freeman has capped his brilliant breakthrough year at Test level by inking a new unspecified length, long-t…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 5:51
Gloucester statement: Zach Mercer joins from Montpellier
Zach Mercer has put himself in the shop window for England selection for the 2023 World Cup finals in France after Gloucester offi…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 5:12
Eight changes for Springboks, including debut for a 19-year-old
Head coach Jacques Nienaber has made eight changes to his starting Springboks team to take on the Wallabies in this Saturday’s R…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 4:51
Sam Cane says the pressure is still on his All Blacks team
The All Blacks are feeling pressure from all sides to rebound after their shock home defeat to Argentina.
30 Aug, 1:29
'Might as well': John Kirwan calls for captain Cane to 'sit one out'
Former All Black John Kirwan has called for changes including a rest for captain Sam Cane in the second test against Argentina.
Sam Smith
30 Aug, 1:10
All Black hooker commits to Hurricanes long-term
The 25-year-old, who had been contracted until 2023, said he was thrilled to extend his time with the Hurricanes. 
Sam Smith
29 Aug, 21:44
'How can I say this the right way?': Bok prop addresses Wallabies' gamesmanship
Kitshoff said the Springboks aren’t looking for ‘shortcuts’ and want to play the game within the laws. 
Ben Smith
29 Aug, 21:06
The Springboks have little-to-no attacking arsenal as arrogant selections cripple the team
Against Australia, in Adelaide, we saw the hosts playing a far more intelligent brand, with average players, against a side stacke…
29 Aug, 19:35
'They played no rugby': Ex-All Blacks at loggerheads over historic loss to Pumas
John Kirwan quickly interjected to refute Wilson’s idea that New Zealand had control of the test after heading into the sheds wi…
Sam Smith
29 Aug, 18:48
Experimentation time for the Wallabies must end now for a World Cup run
Since Dave Rennie and his team have taken the helm, the Wallabies are not a team that has toured with any great success.
Nick Turnbull
29 Aug, 17:38
Leinster departee O'Brien retires with 'immediate effect'
Now departed Leinster centre Conor O’Brien has announced his retirement from rugby with "immediate effect" due to injury - the p…
Kim Ekin
29 Aug, 11:41
Duhan van der Merwe could be first big name to exit Worcester - report
Hulking Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe could be the first big name to leave Worcester Warriors - according to reports from Fr…
Ian Cameron
29 Aug, 9:55
England axe 3 players as 35-woman Red Roses squad named
Red Roses head coach Simon Middleton has dropped three players as he named an updated 35-player England Women’s squad ahead of t…
Kim Ekin
29 Aug, 9:25
'Close to crisis' - Springboks fans hung up on one major issue
After weeks of the spotlight being on Ian Foster and his floundering All Blacks, Jacques Nienaber might be forgiven for squirming …
Ian Cameron
29 Aug, 8:01