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'That hurt a lot': How Hamilton heartbreak is fuelling ABs 7s in Sydney
The All Blacks Sevens fell painfully short of a fairytale finish in Hamilton last weekend, and the feeling of heartbreak and defea…
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 19:03
Recap: Sydney Sevens Day Two blog
After a thrilling opening day at Allianz Stadium, the Sydney Sevens is set to continue with more scintillating rugby fun over the …
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 15:58
'Deeply sorry' Italian prop cops big ban for Traore banana 'gift'
Italy prop Ivan Nemer has copped a hefty ban following an investigation into his racist secret Santa gift to Benetton and Azzurri …
Liam Heagney
27 Jan, 10:52
Jannes Kirsten the latest to quit as major Exeter exodus continues
Jannes Kirsten has become the latest Exeter Chiefs double-winner to quit Sandy Park. The Gallagher Premiership club has been swamp…
Liam Heagney
27 Jan, 10:02
The players set to profit from Wales' new gameplan
With the Pivac era now a distant memory, Warren Gatland has a rich seam of talent to select from in the Six Nations
Will Owen
27 Jan, 10:00
Ross Tucker: 'The public have made their mind up without looking at the evidence'
But how much change is too much? For Ross Tucker, a respected sports scientist and consultant for World Rugby, there is no obvious…
Daniel Gallan
27 Jan, 9:19
RFU statement: Apology issued to community game over tackle law
The RFU have issued an apology for the anger and concern it has created amongst the rugby community in England following last week…
Liam Heagney
27 Jan, 8:37
Warren Gatland on 'free shots', selection and the Six Nations
The New Zealander is back at the helm for the Six Nations and the World Cup.
27 Jan, 7:16
Saracens reveal full extent of Elliot Daly injury as Six Nations written off
Saracens have revealed the full extent of Elliot Daly's injury which will mean he will miss the entirety of the Guinness Six Natio…
Ian Cameron
27 Jan, 6:50
World Rugby statement: 'No immediate plan to implement blanket elite game tackle height reduction'
World Rugby have insisted there are no immediate plans to lower the legal tackle height in elite rugby around the globe.
Liam Heagney
27 Jan, 4:53
Six Nations reveal Ben Morel's replacement as CEO
Six Nations Rugby has appointed Tom Harrison as their new CEO, replacing outgoing chief executive Ben Morel, who announced his int…
Ian Cameron
27 Jan, 4:16
FFR boss Bernard Laporte resigns with immediate effect - report
Bernard Laporte has reportedly resigned as French rugby federation president with immediate effect following the ‘no’ outcome …
Liam Heagney
27 Jan, 3:41
'I hope he doesn't give away too many of our secrets to the English boys'
Harlequins find themselves in a unique and undesirable position this Guinness Six Nations where not only their players are being s…
Josh Raisey
27 Jan, 2:20
'Give them this grace': Aussie coach not satisfied with thrilling win
The Australian Men’s Sevens team may have beaten Great Britain in a thriller on Friday afternoon, but Head Coach John Manenti is…
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 1:05
'It means everything': Son of ABs great reflects on 'unreal' sevens debut
Teenager Payton Spencer has followed in the footsteps of his legendary father with determination and poise, having made his intern…
Finn Morton
26 Jan, 23:27
'It's so tough': Aussie sevens teams looking to avoid 'dogfight'
Australia's men's and women's sevens rugby teams are looking for a tournament win on home soil at the Sydney Sevens to boost the…
26 Jan, 19:52
Recap: Sydney Sevens Day One blog
After last weekend’s thrilling tournament in Hamilton, the Sevens World Series has made its way across the ditch for three days …
Finn Morton
26 Jan, 18:47
Jamie George returns to England training camp
George will have to continue following concussion protocols until late next week.
26 Jan, 12:43
Ross Tucker: 'Doing nothing wasn't an option'
Ross Tucker, the respected sports scientist and research consultant for World Rugby, begins our conversation with a clear message.
Daniel Gallan
26 Jan, 10:53
Billy Vunipola implies he may be about to leave Saracens
Out of favour England No.8 Billy Vunipola has implied that he's ready to leave Saracens after the Rugby World Cup, should an oppor…
Ian Cameron
26 Jan, 9:57
'Our season is only eight weeks long in Australia. I've come to play some good consistent footie.'
Until this season it had been rare so to see southern hemisphere players come across to play in the English club league, despite n…
Lucy Lomax
26 Jan, 8:59
Free agent Cipriani admits he 'might never play again'
Former England flyhalf Danny Cipriani says despite being physically in best shape of his life, he might never play another profess…
Ian Cameron
26 Jan, 8:44
'Crushed': World Cup winner criticises lack of real England leaders
World Cup winner Neil Back has claimed there are at best just three players in the England squad who can be classed as real leader…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 7:44
Premiership statement: Shot clock trial to start this weekend
Friday night’s Gallagher Premiership match at the AJ Bell between Sale and Bath will see the introduction of the shot clock for …
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 7:29
RFU tackle laws discussed in House of Commons
The Rugby Football Union should rethink radical new tackle laws to avoid a player exodus, a Conservative former minister has urged…
26 Jan, 6:32
Exeter explain the Patrick Schickerling England eligibility gaffe
Rob Baxter believes that last year’s gaffe regarding the England eligibility of tighthead Patrick Schickerling can work in the 2…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 6:05
RFU could face 'no confidence' vote in wake of backlash from 200 clubs
The Rugby Football Union could face a no confidence vote generated by grassroots clubs in the wake of its radical tackle-height ch…
26 Jan, 5:43
RFU statement: The 'significant feedback' over tackle law change
The RFU have issued a statement following the fallout from last week’s controversial decision to reduce the community game tackl…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 4:21
'Under the pump' Fiji Sevens face unthinkable fate in Sydney
Fiji, the double Olympic Games sevens gold medallists, are in danger of missing out on automatic qualification for the Games in Fr…
Chris Jones
26 Jan, 3:46
'Spoken a few times': Stuart Hogg tipped for a Japan league switch
Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw has hinted that Stuart Hogg could be tempted to join him in Japanese rugby as the Exeter Chi…
Bryn Palmer
26 Jan, 3:29
'Addiction to tinkering': Two Premiership bosses on RFU tackle law
Two Gallagher Premiership directors of rugby - Sale boss Alex Sanderson and Rob Baxter of Exeter - have shared their thoughts on t…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 3:04
Payton Spencer named for All Blacks Sevens debut
Both the Black Ferns Sevens and All Blacks Sevens confidently enter the HSBC Sydney Sevens, as series leaders.
Kim Ekin
26 Jan, 1:50
Ex-All Blacks assistant lands new coaching role for Six Nations
Ex-All Blacks assistant Brad Mooar has found a new international team, landing a new coaching role on the eve of the Six Nations.…
Kim Ekin
26 Jan, 1:38
Stormers flanker Dayimani commits to the club with new extension
Loose forward Hacjivah Dayimani has signed a contract extension that will see him stay at the Stormers.
26 Jan, 1:05
'There's no soft games,': Australia looking home dominance in Sydney
Australia's men's and women's sevens rugby teams are looking for a tournament win on home soil at the Sydney Sevens.
26 Jan, 0:37
Australia Sevens squads named for Sydney series
The reigning World Series champions have confirmed their squads for this week's HSBC Sydney 7s at Allianz Stadium.
Kim Ekin
25 Jan, 20:02
'I think Foster is incredibly, incredibly stubborn on this': The changes the All Blacks need in 2023
The All Blacks will start their 2023 season riding a seven game undefeated streak after finishing last year with six wins and a dr…
Kim Ekin
25 Jan, 19:08
'The DNA of Welsh rugby': Wales determined to give fans a team to be proud of
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA.
25 Jan, 15:03
Cam Redpath explains why recent Scotland try 'wasn't one I loved'
Cam Redpath feels ready to start establishing himself in the Scotland set-up after a terrible series of injuries prevented him fro…
25 Jan, 13:46
Ieuan Evans responds to allegations that have 'tarnished' WRU
WRU chair Ieuan Evans has vowed that a taskforce including external expertise will be established to help tackle allegations of ra…
25 Jan, 13:29
'I've been in conversations with Steve, we've always kept in touch'
Former Wasps lock Joe Launchbury has signalled his intent to force his way into the England World Cup squad later this year despit…
Bryn Palmer
25 Jan, 13:07
Plan for George Ford to debut on Friday for Sale has been scrapped
This Friday’s much-anticipated Sale debut for George Ford has been scrapped. The England out-half has been sidelined since his f…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 11:43
The 21-word Sale answer to latest Manu Tuilagi 'leaving' rumour
Alex Sanderson has addressed the latest speculation that England pick Manu Tuilagi will exit Sale at the end of this season when h…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 10:57
The Six Nations isn't the only European tournament kicking off in February
The Six Nations isn't the only major European tournament kicking off next weekend.
Tom Vinicombe
25 Jan, 9:42
Seismic defensive shifts are on the horizon with new tackle laws
Rugby defences are going to have to make big changes with the new tackle laws.
Nick Bishop
25 Jan, 8:31
URC chief's verdict on 15 of its 16 teams progressing in Europe
It’s been a pretty eventful eight years since Martin Anayi took over as chief executive of what is now the BKT URC. “It’s ei…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 7:28
EPCR statement: Three bans, dismissed citing, two citing warnings
EPCR have handed out bans worth a total of ten weeks to three red-carded Heineken Champions Cup players - Northampton duo Fraser D…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 6:11
Can France rid themselves of the Twickenham hex?
France should win their first Six Nations match in England since 2005 – if they can overcome the fear factor
Gavin Mortimer
25 Jan, 5:34
Exeter issue timely update on fitness of Stuart Hogg for Scotland
Rob Baxter has given an update on the current fitness of Stuart Hogg, the Exeter full-back who is away for the first half of this …
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 5:27
New Harlequins deal for potential new England cap Jack Walker
Jack Walker has inked a contract extension with Harlequins in the same week that he dramatically jumped up the selection pecking o…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 4:28
Mike Brown currently on trial at a Premiership club - report
Ex-England full-back Mike Brown is reportedly on trial at a Gallagher Premiership club ten months after playing his last game in t…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 3:45
Times for the Premier 15s are A-Changin'
Whether it’s Gloucester-Hartpury Women standing strong atop the league, the traditional team to beat Saracens Women barely insid…
Matt Merritt
25 Jan, 2:32
England's overrated pack need to find some steel or risk being done by Scotland again
England's pack last year was overrated, the big names had minimal impact and in some cases were a net negative.
Ben Smith
24 Jan, 21:57
Highlanders attack coach provides an update on injured 'weapon'
Highlanders attack coach Richard Whiffin has provided an injury update on star halfback Folau Fakatava, who injured his right knee…
Finn Morton
24 Jan, 21:50
'Unduly punished': Why RA have made a 'big mistake' by axing Rennie
Broadcaster Jamie McOnie believes former Wallabies coach Dave Rennie was “unduly punished” by Rugby Australia, as he was sensa…
Finn Morton
24 Jan, 20:27
Black Ferns star Ruby Tui won't play in SR Aupiki, but will commentate - report
Black Ferns star Ruby Tui is set to swap out her rugby boots for a microphone during this year’s Super Rugby Aupiki campaign, ac…
Finn Morton
24 Jan, 19:26
'One level of mediocrity to the next': Former Wallabies captain slams Aussie rugby
Former Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has slammed the current state of rugby union in Australia, saying he’s become “disillus…
Finn Morton
24 Jan, 18:05
'I think radical action is needed': Ex-England international throws support behind RFU rule
The RFU's decision has found a supporter in former England international Ugo Monye, who backed the 'radical' move.
Kim Ekin
24 Jan, 15:08
WRU chief breaks silence on BBC allegations
There have been allegations of racist, homophobic and sexist bullying within the governing body.
24 Jan, 15:04
Transgender women banned from playing female category of rugby union in Scotland
The Scottish Rugby Union has banned transgender women from competing in contact rugby.
24 Jan, 14:04
Former All Black Dan Carter weighs in on Rennie's axing
Dan Carter is backing ousted Wallabies mentor Dave Rennie to land on his feet and coach again at international level.
24 Jan, 13:09
Offer made to Semi Radradra after his weekend Top 14 trip - report
Semi Radradra reportedly spent time in France last weekend visiting a Top 14 club after playing for Bristol in their Friday night …
Liam Heagney
24 Jan, 11:13
RPA make startling 'mascots get paid more than some players' claim
RPA general secretary Christian Day is seeking to introduce a minimum salary into the Gallagher Premiership after claiming that cl…
24 Jan, 10:23
Bernard Laporte taken into police custody in France - report
Six weeks after receiving a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine from the Paris Criminal Court for a range of corruption …
Sam Smith
24 Jan, 10:01
Wales statement: Scott Baldwin called up for Six Nations
Veteran hooker Scott Baldwin is looking to win his first Test cap in six years after he was called into the Wales Guinness Six Nat…
Liam Heagney
24 Jan, 8:26
Glasgow statement: McLean contract terminated with immediate effect
Scotland winger Rufus McLean has had his contract terminated with immediate effect by Glasgow Warriors following a disciplinary he…
Liam Heagney
24 Jan, 8:04
Sponsor calls on WRU to act on sexism, discrimination allegations
A leading Welsh rugby sponsor says it expects the Welsh Rugby Union to take immediate and decisive action with the governing body …
24 Jan, 7:44
Andy Farrell leaning on one thing Ireland 'have got pretty decent at'
World Cup years haven’t been kind to Andy Farrell as a Test level assistant... but the Ireland head coach is optimistic that his…
Liam Heagney
24 Jan, 6:38
Exeter turn to Bath to quickly fill the gap left by van Heerden
Rob Baxter has moved quickly to replace the departed Ruben van Heerden, agreeing to a deal that has taken Mike Williams from Bath …
Sam Smith
24 Jan, 6:24
RFU statement: Borthwick's England lose two more players to injury
England have now lost a total of four players from their original 36-strong Guinness Six Nations squad, Elliot Daly and Jamie Geor…
Liam Heagney
24 Jan, 5:57
The day Billy Vunipola was taken aside by Saracens over his off-field behaviour
Hulking Saracens No8 Billy Vunipola has recalled the day he was taken aside by Saracens over his off-field behaviour - by non-othe…
Ian Cameron
24 Jan, 4:40
The Finn Russell aspect that 'doesn't get talked about enough'
With the countdown on to facing England at Twickenham on February 4 in the Guinness Six Nations, Gregor Townsend is now very much …
Liam Heagney
24 Jan, 4:15
'That's footy': Reds star Wright raring to go after 'tough' 18 months
Queensland Reds flanker Liam Wright is ready to make his mark in Super Rugby Pacific this season after a “tough” stint on the …
Finn Morton
23 Jan, 21:35
'My best playing days are still ahead of me': Caslick re-signs with Aussie Sevens
Australian Sevens star Charlotte Caslick has made a major announcement regarding her playing future, ahead of the upcoming World S…
Finn Morton
23 Jan, 20:23
'McLennan needs to go': Former AB slams 'inhumane' treatment of Rennie
World Cup winning All Black Israel Dagg has sensationally called out Rugby Australia’s “inhumane” treatment of Dave Rennie, …
Finn Morton
23 Jan, 19:31
Gregor Townsend wants consistency from Scotland in Six Nations campaign
Consistency will be key for Scotland boss Gregor Townsend when they launch their Guinness Six Nations.
23 Jan, 19:27
'It's there for a reason': Rugby Australia boss holds firm on Giteau law
Rugby Australia Chairman Hamish McLennan has confirmed that the Giteau Law will remain in place.
Ben Smith
23 Jan, 16:35
The recruitment of Burns is an admission of defeat for the nanny state model
If nothing else, the recruitment of Burns is an admission of defeat. It says our pathways are broken and we need other people’s …
Hamish Bidwell
23 Jan, 15:07
'Everything's been shaken up': Brumbies coach Larkham says Jones adds spice
Stephen Larkham expects players will be desirably on edge and uncomfortable attempting to impress incoming Wallabies coach Eddie J…
23 Jan, 13:18
Borthwick has his say on controversial RFU waist high tackle limit
Steve Borthwick has had his say on the controversial RFU law change that has split the grassroots game in England.
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 12:42
'I think it is definitely something we need to talk about'
The policy affects players who ply their trade outside Wales.
23 Jan, 12:33
Jonny Gray hasn't joined Scotland camp as replacement called up
Gray has remained with Exeter ‘due to an ongoing medical issue’, the Scottish Rugby Union said.
23 Jan, 12:20
Northampton Saints sign ex-Wasps hooker Tom Cruse
Northampton Saints have signed former Wasps hooker Tom Cruse until the end of the 2022/23 campaign on a short-term deal.
Ian Cameron
23 Jan, 11:19
'It was only because we were so successful that clubs came after us'
Saracens No.8 Billy Vunipola has described the salary cap scandal that engulfed the club three years ago as a 'witchhunt' and one …
Ian Cameron
23 Jan, 10:58
Freddie Burns could be just the tonic the Highlanders need
Premiership winner Freddie Burns could push the Highlanders to greater heights.
Tom Vinicombe
23 Jan, 10:56
'It's back, baby': 2023 Six Nations media launch whets the appetite
Three years after its last in-person media launch, the Six Nations was keen to turn on the glitz at Monday's London launch of the …
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 9:39
Forgotten Wales star set for Six Nations recall after 5-year absence
The Ospreys hooker could be drafted into squad after Dewi Lake injury.
23 Jan, 9:05
Is Welsh belief growing with the return of Warren Gatland?
The influence of the legendary Welsh coach has been seen after an upturn in fortunes for the beleaguered Welsh regions
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
23 Jan, 8:41
The 'sitting duck' Ireland reaction to RFU waist high tackling
Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton has strongly disagreed with the RFU decision to limit the community game in England to waist-high ta…
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 7:51
Owen Farrell explains biggest lesson he learned at tackle school
England skipper Owen Farrell has explained the biggest thing he has learned from his recent enrolment in the World Rugby tackle sc…
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 6:59
Sexton: 'It's probably the best injury to have on your face'
The 37-year-old fly-half has undergone surgery on the cheekbone injury he suffered on New Year’s Day.
23 Jan, 6:39
Leicester sign Bristol scrumhalf after early release agreed
Leicester Tigers have signed Bristol Bears scrumhalf Tom Whiteley after an early release was agreed by Pat Lam's side.
Ian Cameron
23 Jan, 6:18
Vunipola: 'This is what I chose, the life I signed I up for'
Saracens No.8 Billy Vunipola has opened up about his attitude to the potential risks posed by concussion as a professional rugby u…
Ian Cameron
23 Jan, 5:54
Leinster lock Charlie Ryan retires at 23 with 'immediate effect'
Rookie Leinster second-row Charlie Ryan has been forced to retire at the age of 23 with 'immediate effect'.
Ian Cameron
23 Jan, 5:33
McGuigan becomes latest international to switch countries
Byron McGuigan is preparing for a 5,387 mile journey from Manchester to Windhoek that will transform the Sale Sharks wing from a S…
Chris Jones
23 Jan, 4:21
Lawes pulls out of England squad while crisis brews at hooker
Lawes has withdrawn from the squad that was due to begin preparations for the opener against Scotland.
23 Jan, 3:49
O'Shea's middle-of-the-night police station calls about Danny Care
Veteran scrum-half Danny Care had recalled the middle-of-the-night police station calls that Conor O’Shea received about him dur…
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 3:00
The obvious question as URC sides sew up Champions Cup
If anyone doubted the strength and quality of the competition in the United Rugby Championship, the pool phase that...
23 Jan, 2:49
'Ma'a Nonu looked unbelievable': England's failed motivational video before playing All Blacks
James Haskell has recalled how former coach Martin Johnson's motivational methods went pear-shaped on two occasions against the A…
Kim Ekin
22 Jan, 22:21
'You just don't know': Wallaby veteran left 'shocked' by Rennie decision
The 55 Test prop, who became a Wallabies captain under the Kiwi coach, did not expect such a swift move and his first response was…
Kim Ekin
22 Jan, 21:25
Munster 'gutted' by Toulouse defeat ahead of South Africa trip
Munster head coach Graham Rowntree was “gutted” not to have beaten Toulouse as they prepare to travel to face the Sharks.
22 Jan, 21:07
Wallabies boosted as Alaalatoa re-signs with Rugby Australia
The 62-time Wallabies prop will continue playing his club rugby with the Brumbies, where he is captain and reigning player of the …
22 Jan, 20:25
WRU rocked by allegations of sexism and discrimination
The Welsh Rugby Union is facing allegations of sexism and discrimination after an investigation by BBC Wales.
22 Jan, 18:28
Have the Highlanders lost the plot?
The All Blacks top two No 10s will be gone next year, presenting a major drop-off in available talent for whoever becomes the next…
Ben Smith
22 Jan, 18:19
England hooker Jamie George a fresh Six Nations doubt
England face Scotland on February 4.
22 Jan, 15:35
Watch - Final whistle confusion as Edinburgh beat Saracens
Edinburgh had to settle for a Heineken Champions Cup last-16 away tie at Leicester despite beating Saracens 20-14.
22 Jan, 14:34
Highlanders sign ex-England flyhalf Freddie Burns
The Highlanders have signed former England flyhalf Freddie Burns from Leicester Tigers, who have released the former England 10 mi…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan, 13:20
Philippe Saint-Andre admits he lost it with Montpellier players at halftime
Montpellier coach Philippe Saint-Andre revealed he “screamed” at his team at half-time as he criticised their “apathetic” …
22 Jan, 12:57
Saints fans are all saying the same thing about O'Gara's comments about the club
La Rochelle boss Ronan O'Gara has carved out a reputation for saying exactly what he feels - be it as a pundit or as a coach.
Ian Cameron
22 Jan, 12:43
Nail-biter sees Toulouse condemn Munster to away date
The boot of full-back Melvyn Jaminet steered Toulouse to a narrow victory that earned them a home draw in the Heineken Champions C…
22 Jan, 12:22
Lion's injury woes continues as Dragons bested in moved match
Lions fought off a second-half fightback from Dragons in Caerphilly to hold on to a 30-25 victory in the European Rugby Challenge …
22 Jan, 10:23
London Irish throw away historic win in Montpellier
London Irish’s European campaign came to an end as reigning French Top 14 champions Montpellier came from 21 points down to forc…
22 Jan, 9:59
Nigel Owens on the RFU's divisive new tackle height law
Former international rugby referee Nigel Owens has expressed concerns about the new tackle laws set to take effect in English rugb…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan, 9:40
Slap on the wrist ban for brutal incident caught on camera
In a shocking incident caught on camera, a rugby player has been filmed kneeing and kicking another player in the face during a ru…
Sam Smith
22 Jan, 9:13
Skivington over the moon with shock win over Bordeaux
George Skivington hailed his Gloucester side after they pulled off a famous 26-17 victory over Bordeaux-Begles at Stade Chaban-Del…
22 Jan, 6:15
Harlequins coach Flannery isn't totally happy with cunning Etzebeth try
Harlequins lineout and defence coach Jerry Flannery has reacted to Eben Etzebeth's opportunistic try against Harlequins at the Sto…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan, 5:44
Unwanted Wallabies prospect shows Eddie Jones what he's missing
He might not have achieved the desired result, but former Super Rugby player Chance Peni continues to show in Japan Rugby League O…
22 Jan, 4:47
Ulster boss Dan McFarland relishing shot at old foes
Ulster head coach Dan McFarland was thrilled as his side ended their losing run to book a place in the Champions Cup last-16 by be…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan, 4:02
'If I played now the way I did when I was 20, I wouldn't survive'
Daddy daycare duty didn’t go quite to plan last weekend for Will Skelton in La Rochelle with his fit-again wife Kate playing her…
Liam Heagney
22 Jan, 3:30
Ulster's single pool game win sees them progress to Champions Cup last 16
Second-half tries from Rob Herring and Duane Vermeulen put Ulster through to the European Champions Cup knockout stages...
22 Jan, 3:12
Black Ferns Sevens crush USA in the final to claim gold while All Blacks fall short
The Black Ferns Sevens have claimed gold at the World Series Sevens in Hamilton after crushing the USA.
Ben Smith
22 Jan, 1:28
'I shouldn't have even been on the field': Quade Cooper on his four-year Wallabies hiatus
Cooper revealed he 'shouldn't have even been on the field' when he last donned Wallaby colours in the June international window in…
Ben Smith
21 Jan, 20:05
All Blacks and Black Ferns Sevens through to semi-finals
The All Blacks Sevens have qualified for the semi-finals of the World Sevens Series in Hamilton after squeaking past Ireland. 
Ben Smith
21 Jan, 18:32
Challenge Cup: Scarlets and Benetton book home ties
Scarlets finished top in Pool B of the Heineken Challenge Cup with an impressive 20-7 victory over Bayonne.
21 Jan, 16:16
Champions Cup: Stormers fight back to beat Clermont Auvergne
Stormers came from behind to beat Clermont Auvergne 30-16 in the Heineken Champions Cup and secure a place in the last 16.
21 Jan, 15:34
'The players leaving don't owe the club anything'
Exeter forwards coach Rob Hunter underlined the importance of home advantage after the Chiefs secured a Heineken Champions Cup las…
21 Jan, 15:29
Leinster dig themselves 'out of a hole' against Racing 92 to remain undefeated
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen admitted that his side managed to dig themselves “out of a hole”.
21 Jan, 15:14
'So smart': Eben Etzebeth's quick thinking stuns Harlequins with crafty runaway try
Etzebeth's quick thinking highlighted the dangers of caterpillar rucking if officials are going to enforce the binding rules prope…
Kim Ekin
21 Jan, 14:47
Exeter thrash Castres to secure home tie in last 16 of Champions Cup
Exeter secured a home tie in the Heineken Champions Cup round of 16 after beating Castres 40-3 at Sandy Park.
21 Jan, 13:52
Frustrated Finn Russell explains Racing's Champions Cup elimination
Finn Russell has shed light on how frustrated and disappointed Racing are following their pool stage elimination from the Heineken…
Liam Heagney
21 Jan, 12:51
Gloucester make knockout stages with sensational win over Bordeaux
Two tries from George McGuigan proved vital as Gloucester moved into the knockout stages of the Heineken Champions Cup with a sens…
21 Jan, 12:01
Steve Borthwick scrubs overseas trips from England schedule
A training camp in Portugal has been cancelled while doubt hovers over the planned trips to Austria and Treviso.
21 Jan, 12:00
Big-spending Racing bomb out after late Leinster flourish in Dublin
A penny for the thoughts of Jacky Lorenzetti, the billionaire owner of Racing who saw his club eliminated from the Heineken Champi…
Liam Heagney
21 Jan, 11:23
Watch - Finn Russell conjures moment of magic in Dublin
Despite a Heineken Champions Cup defeat at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Racing 92 flyhalf Finn Russell has sent a warning shot to …
Ian Cameron
21 Jan, 11:18
Marcus Smith 'on verge of being world class'
Harlequins boss Tabai Matson believes Marcus Smith is on the brink of becoming a world-class fly-half after watching him orchestra…
21 Jan, 10:47
Challenge Cup match moved due to 'unsafe state of playing surface'
European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) confirmed that it has been decided to move the venue of the Challenge Cup, Round four fixt…
21 Jan, 10:25
Ronan O'Gara unhappy despite La Rochelle win
La Rochelle head coach Ronan O’Gara was unhappy with parts of his side’s performance despite securing a home tie...
21 Jan, 10:11
Courtney Lawes a doubt for Six Nations after limping off in Northampton defeat
Northampton flanker Courtney Lawes limped off in the 29th minute of the 31-13 defeat to La Rochelle in the Heineken Champions Cup.…
21 Jan, 9:29
Harlequins end recent victory drought to make the knockout stages
Harlequins took advantage of crisp conditions to end their victory drought with a 39-29 win against the Sharks that propels them i…
21 Jan, 9:22
Harry Williams joins Exeter Chiefs exodus - report
According to French media, former England prop Harry Williams will join the exodus of first-team players leaving Exeter Chiefs.
Ian Cameron
21 Jan, 6:43
England assistant Cockerill linked with French club move - report
Steve Borthwick’s revamp of the England coaching team he inherited from Eddie Jones could be completed by the potential departur…
Liam Heagney
21 Jan, 6:35
Watch - Genge and Radradra link up for SBW-style Bristol try
Despite having five match points deducted earlier in the week - Bristol Bears' Ellis Genge and Semi Radradra were at the heart of …
Ian Cameron
21 Jan, 6:05
'Stuart's vital but it's very unfair to elevate one over the other'
It’s been quite the seven-year marriage, ex-England boss Stuart Lancaster popping across the Irish Sea to pair up with Leo Culle…
Liam Heagney
21 Jan, 3:20
The Clive Woodward verdict on Borthwick's first England squad
It has been such a busy rugby week that we have only finally gotten around now to what Clive Woodward made of the first England sq…
Liam Heagney
21 Jan, 3:05
RFU's tackle height change is extraordinarily naive - Andy Goode
The RFU’s move to lower the tackle height across the community game is a PR disaster and has the potential to be catastrophic fo…
Andy Goode
21 Jan, 2:30
Toby Booth 'delighted' after 'stressful' Leicester match goes down to the wire
Ospreys head coach Toby Booth admitted Friday night’s last-gasp 27-26 Champions Cup win over Leicester was more dramatic than la…
21 Jan, 0:32
Black Fern stars return to sevens with monster victories in Hamilton
While the Black Ferns players who left for the 15s World Cup last year have been resting, the new crop of young talent have been l…
Ned Lester
20 Jan, 23:17
Rugby Australia on the players' influence over Rennie's axing: 'We didn't consult them at all'
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has confirmed that the Wallabies players were not consulted on the decision to fire head …
Ned Lester
20 Jan, 21:06
Kieran Read's Team Rugby edged by Team Cricket in Black Clash
Team Rugby have fallen agonisingly shy of beating Team Cricket in New Zealand's inaugural Black Clash, a T20 format cricket match …
Ned Lester
20 Jan, 19:04
Glasgow miss last gasp kick resulting in Challenge Cup draw with Bath
Former England scrum-half Ben Spencer landed a late penalty to secure Bath a 19-19 Challenge Cup draw with Glasgow at Scotstoun.
20 Jan, 16:55
90 minute battle sees Ospreys claim dramatic Champions Cup win over Leicester
Owen Williams knocked over a conversion with 92 minutes showing on the clock to give Ospreys a remarkable Heineken Champions Cup v…
20 Jan, 16:37
Lyon end Heineken Cup slide with emphatic win over Bulls
Lyon brought an emphatic end to their Heineken Champions Cup drought by crushing the Bulls 31-7 at Matmut Stadium de Gerland.
20 Jan, 16:14
'Rugby is not an evasion sport' - SBW weighs in on tackle height controversy
Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has become the latest heavyweight star to weigh in on the RFU's controversial decisio…
Ian Cameron
20 Jan, 11:44
Redemption awaits for All Blacks incumbent No 6 Scott Barrett
2023 could be the year that Scott Barrett proves himself world class.
Tom Vinicombe
20 Jan, 11:25
Buzzing Edinburgh bring in 3 Scotland internationals for Saracens
Mike Blair is hoping Edinburgh can continue their new year revival by defeating Saracens on Sunday to secure a home draw in the kn…
20 Jan, 10:46
'Everyone knows about it but no one does anything about it'
Former Ireland No.8 and Springbok U20s star CJ Stander has addressed the issue of drug use in South African schoolboy rugby.
Ian Cameron
20 Jan, 9:50
'Unhappy' Ruben van Heerden the latest Exeter player to leave
Exeter Chiefs' ongoing player exodus continues at pace as the Gallagher Premiership side confirmed that Ruben van Heerden is the l…
Ian Cameron
20 Jan, 8:28
The 'sweet spot' that Sale and England have found for Manu Tuilagi
Sale have confirmed that their S&C dealings with England regarding the fitness and well-being of Manu Tuilagi haven’t changed de…
Liam Heagney
20 Jan, 7:33
RFU's tackle law opens new front in rugby's culture war
Columnist Daniel Gallan attempts a waistline tackle on the RFU's controversial new tackling laws that have angered so many rugby f…
Daniel Gallan
20 Jan, 6:59
Rugby Australia statement: The arrest of Kurtley Beale
Rugby Australia have issued a statement following the arrest of Kurtley Beale, suspending the Test-level veteran from all rugby ac…
Liam Heagney
20 Jan, 5:39
'Interestingly, I'd been told that Pat was a bit of a dictator'
Former England lock Dave Attwood has revealed his negative-sounding impression of Bristol director of rugby Pat Lam, but it didn…
Liam Heagney
20 Jan, 4:51
Waistline tackling is the death of rugby
For 20 years playing rugby has been a pillar of my life. It is no exaggeration to say that, yesterday, the RFU destroyed it.
Jonathan Beardmore
20 Jan, 3:56
Dan Biggar takes French leave but Welsh ambitions burn brightly
The veteran Wales fly-half has adapted to his new surroundings in the South of France well but he still harbours ambitions on a Te…
Tom Bradshaw
20 Jan, 3:29
Kurtley Beale arrested in sexual assault investigation
Wallabies utility back Kurtley Beale has been arrested over an alleged sexual assault. Beale was taken into custody following Wara…
Ned Lester
20 Jan, 2:06
'The personality of a chair': Ex-Wallaby blasts Dave Rennie
The outspoken Australian praised Jones' gravity on and off the field while throwing shade at Rennnie's lack of charisma amongst ot…
Ned Lester
19 Jan, 22:52
Stephen Donald: Rugby Australia are missing the bigger picture
Earlier this week, Stephen Donald called Rennie the best coach he's played for, going on to call out Rugby Australia for turning o…
Ned Lester
19 Jan, 21:17
Japan's haven of Wallaby talent keeping Eddie Jones busy
New Wallabies boss Eddie Jones is an adviser for Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath but his attention could be elsewhere during Japan Rugby …
19 Jan, 19:07
Wallabies captaincy up for grabs as Eddie Jones looks to 'galvanise the troops'
Coach Eddie Jones will "walk the floor" to determine a worthy Wallabies captain that can galvanise the Test side ahead of this yea…
19 Jan, 16:41
More players voice scrutiny over RFU's new tackle height laws
Strong opposition continues to build over the RFU's new tackle laws which are set to be introduced across the community game in En…
Ned Lester
19 Jan, 16:24
Watch - Things get awkward as Glasgow coach grilled on McLean revelations
Things got pretty awkward for Glasgow Warriors head coach Franco Smith when he was grilled about the revelations about the private…
Ian Cameron
19 Jan, 11:39
Which players will light up the Six Nations?
Jamie Lyall
19 Jan, 11:37
EPCR statement: Pau coach banned for verbally abusing Hollie Davidson
Pau assistant coach Geoffrey Lanne-Petit has been banned and his club given a suspended fine after misconduct charges for abusing …
Sam Smith
19 Jan, 11:29
Eddie Jones addresses Quade Cooper's Wallabies future
Eddie Jones has dropped his first selection hints in the wide-open race to wear the Wallabies' No.10 in France and it doesn't bode…
19 Jan, 11:15
Scotland hooker Dave Cherry to stay in Edinburgh
Scotland hooker Dave Cherry has signed a two-year extension with Edinburgh days after being named in Gregor Townsend’s Guinness …
19 Jan, 11:00
O'Driscoll's tackle school verdict and what he makes of Owen Farrell
Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll has given his verdict on the tackle school that enables red-carded or cited offenders to get a m…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 10:37
Sam Warburton on where Christ Tshiunza should play for Wales
Exeter forwards offers options for Wales head coach Warren Gatland.
19 Jan, 9:23
'There was a mob of supporters waiting to beat Chris Ashton up'
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has this week recalled the trouble Chris Ashton encountered on his 2014 visit to Belfast with Saracens to…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 8:36
'Beginning of the end' - Shock RFU tackle change rocks English rugby
There has been a largely negative reaction to the Rugby Football Union's decision to change the tackle height to the waistline in …
Ian Cameron
19 Jan, 7:36
Amateur players' letter of claim over potential brain injury lawsuit
A letter of claim has been sent to World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union by more than 55 amateur rugby p…
19 Jan, 7:22
'If a suitable policy doesn't exist, you're implying there is no place for mothers in your team'
“If a suitable maternity policy does not exist, you’re implying that there is no place for mothers in your team or organisatio…
Lucy Lomax
19 Jan, 6:22
RFU confirm waist high tackling for amateur rugby across England
The Rugby Football Union have confirmed that they will lower tackle height to the waist across amateur rugby across England from n…
Ian Cameron
19 Jan, 6:21
EPCR statement: Bans for five players, including Springbok Mapimpi
Tournament organisers EPCR have confirmed that five players have copped a total suspension of 13 weeks for red cards and a citing …
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 6:14
The 'Oh, wow' Saracens reaction to Ben Earl getting England recall
Saracens have explained the very different Ben Earl that will head into England camp next week compared to the back-rower that was…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 5:45
Eddie Jones insists he didn't oust Dave Rennie from Wallabies gig
Eddie Jones admits the Wallabies are in the chasing pack but still close enough to the leaders, the incoming coach declaring the t…
19 Jan, 4:23
Leicester sign ex-Wasps prop West and a South African youngster
New Leicester boss Richard Wigglesworth has strengthened his squad with immediate effect, signing England prospect Tom West and Ca…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 4:19
Williams takes swipe at 'multi-million $ deals' for Jones and co
Former All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has taken a swipe at the big money recently splashed out on Test-level coaches, i…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 3:56
Ireland name 37-strong Six Nations squad with one uncapped player
Andy Farrell has named a 37-strong Ireland squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations, including only 27 of the 34 players capped…
Liam Heagney
19 Jan, 3:09
'Do they want Gregor to continue? Does Gregor want to continue?'
Head coach Townsend is out of contract after the World Cup later this year.
19 Jan, 3:05
Eddie Jones jabs back at NRL boss after dig
A cheeky jab at Peter V'landys has ensured Australia's footy code wars remain alive and well but a serious Eddie Jones...
19 Jan, 2:48
Ben Kay: 'Steve doesn't have an ego, just an insane drive to be the best'
The new England coach isn't renowned for his media-friendly persona but he will adapt if he thinks it helps England's cause
Ben Kay
19 Jan, 2:04
RWC winning Black Ferns named for Hamilton Sevens return
Four members of the World Cup winning Black Ferns team are set to return to sevens this weekend, as they chase more silverware on …
Finn Morton
18 Jan, 21:40
Why NZ Rugby should 'at least have a conversation' with Dave Rennie
Broadcaster Scotty Stevenson has called on New Zealand Rugby to “at least have a conversation” with former Wallabies coach Dav…
Finn Morton
18 Jan, 20:51
Report: Two French clubs looking to swoop in on young All Black
Recently capped All Black and Crusaders winger Leicester Fainga'anuku has become the target for two interested Top 14 clubs.
Ben Smith
18 Jan, 18:32
'NZ Rugby approached me': How close Cooper came to stunning move across the ditch
The unforgiving rivalry between the Wallabies and All Blacks reached its boiling point in the early 2010s, as flyhalf Quade Cooper…
Finn Morton
18 Jan, 18:24
'We wish Eddie the best of luck': NRL boss mocks Rugby Australia's poaching plans
Peter V'landys has poked fun at rugby union after incoming Wallabies coach Eddie Jones' NRL poaching ambitions.
18 Jan, 17:51
Why Jones' Wallabies homecoming could be 'bad news' for England
Chris Robshaw believes Eddie Jones will be determined to avenge his sacking by England and predicts Australia will benefit from an…
18 Jan, 17:11
Former Ireland captain Rory Best's concern with Johnny Sexton
The 37-year-old Leinster player remains his country’s undisputed first-choice for the number 10 role.
18 Jan, 14:54
Sam Warburton on the opponent Gatland will target for a Wales turnaround
Sam Warburton says that Warren Gatland will relish being back in his “comfort zone” of high-pressure international coaching.
18 Jan, 14:36
The 19-year-old first five headhunted by Scott Robertson to help fill the Mo'unga void
The 19-year-old was headhunted by Crusaders coach Scott Robertson to serve as a long-term replacement for All Blacks first-five Ri…
Adam Julian
18 Jan, 14:23
Glasgow suspend Scotland international McLean
Glasgow Warriors have suspended Scotland international Rufus McLean after the player admitted to domestically abusing his partner …
Ian Cameron
18 Jan, 13:56
Joe Simmonds to become the latest big name to quit Exeter - report
Double-winning skipper Joe Simmonds is poised to become the latest big name to exit Exeter at the end of the current season.
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 13:23
'That's bananas': Irish legend gobsmacked by Stormers' travel plan
Brian O’Driscoll couldn’t quite believe what he was hearing last Sunday when listening in from the BT Sport studio to what mat…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 11:35
Saracens give update on the Owen Farrell 'tackle school' progress
Saracens are waiting to hear whether England skipper Owen Farrell has successfully come through tackle school after he undertook t…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 9:09
Call for a designated away fan area has whipped up fans on Twitter
Harlequins’ Will Evans has called for the introduction of designated away fan areas at rugby stadiums to help improve the atmosp…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 7:45
Exeter issue 'improving' update on Stuart Hogg ahead of Six Nations
The injury situation surrounding Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has been described as “an improving picture” as the countdown …
18 Jan, 6:55
Women's Rugby Association announces inaugural Players' Board
The Women’s Rugby Association (WRA), an independent players’ union which was launched in 2021 with World Cup Winner Nolli Wate…
18 Jan, 6:46
EPCR statements: Bristol docked match points, get suspended fine
Pat Lam’s Bristol have tumbled down the prospective European Challenge Cup round of 16 seedings after the Gallagher Premiership …
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 6:38
Blooming marvellous: An Alternative Red Roses 1-15
Simon Middleton is spoiled for choice. There are so many brilliant Red Roses available to him, and despite this looking set to be …
Claire Thomas
18 Jan, 6:27
'He came back at me in that meeting... so he challenges me'
Sale boss Alex Sanderson will send Bevan Rodd off on England Six Nations duty next week with the earnest hope that the loosehead c…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 5:46
'Tackling's a tough one to call, I don't like the game to go soft'
Harlequins midfielder Andre Esterhuizen has admitted that his sights are very much on securing World Cup selection later this year…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 4:55
Six Nations boost for England as Henry Slade red card dismissed
Henry Slade has been cleared for England Six Nations duty and he can also play for Exeter in their Heineken Champions Cup game ver…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 4:34
Ex-Wasps coach Neil Fowkes has secured a new role
Former Wasps scrum coach Neil Fowkes has become the latest staff member from the fallen Gallagher Premiership club to secure his f…
Liam Heagney
18 Jan, 3:42
Mike Cusack: Veet cream, Normandy beaches and life in the French sixth tier
Former Scotland prop Mike Cusack finds himself living amid the history of Normandy and coaching in the French sixth tier.
Jamie Lyall
18 Jan, 3:27
Tigers predict 'put the pride back' Leicester formula with England
Prop Joe Heyes expects new head coach Steve Borthwick to use the template that took Leicester to the Gallagher Premiership title l…
Chris Jones
18 Jan, 3:11
On this day in 2020: Saracens relegated from the Premiership
Saracens were informed they would be relegated from the Gallagher Premiership at the end of the season following a series of breac…
18 Jan, 2:49
Frustrated Gatland's failed attempt to bring back Rob Howley
Warren Gatland believes that Rob Howley should be forgiven for breaching betting rules and allowed his opportunity to possibly rej…
18 Jan, 2:43
'Embarrassed and disappointed': Cooper reflects on feud with 'favourite player' McCaw
Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper rose to infamy across the ditch more than a decade ago, as he taught himself to a hate a player the…
Finn Morton
17 Jan, 23:54
'It's fine margins at this level': Pivac opens up after being dismissed by Wales
The international rugby coaching merry-go-round is in full swing, with three proud nations having announced significant changes as…
Finn Morton
17 Jan, 22:52
'I'm disappointed': Rennie releases first statement after Wallabies axing
Former Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has expressed how “disappointed” he is, following Rugby Australia’s staggering decision t…
Finn Morton
17 Jan, 21:44
Springbok fans worried for Makazole Mapimpi over outbursts of 'weird energy'
Sharks winger Makazole Mapimpi's behaviour has come under the spotlight after South African fans grow concerned.
Kim Ekin
17 Jan, 21:12
How Jones will help Australia 'care about the Wallabies again'
Dual international Mat Rogers has warned the current crop of Wallabies that some “snowflakes” will “absolutely hate” being…
Finn Morton
17 Jan, 20:11
'Disappointing to say the least': World Cup-winning Black Fern left saddened
The Black Ferns inspirational openside has been left disappointed as the Olympic gold medallists will be playing on New Zealand so…
Kim Ekin
17 Jan, 20:02
'We do have a problem in rugby': Stormers coach weighs in on red cards
Stormers head coach John Dobson says rugby is facing problems with laws relating to safety and the number of red cards.
Warren Fortune
17 Jan, 19:15
'Win the World Cup': What Aussie fans 'want to see' from Jones' Wallabies
Incoming Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has one thing on his mind as he prepares to spearhead Australia’s Rugby World Cup campaign …
Finn Morton
17 Jan, 18:43
The 20-year-old Welsh centre who stands 6'5 drawing comparisons to Roberts
Uncapped Cardiff centre Mason Grady is already drawing comparisons with Welsh greats Jamie Roberts and George North ahead of a pot…
Kim Ekin
17 Jan, 17:11
'All-time great corporate howlers': English media panic over RFU's Jones decision as fears of retribution grow
Black humour has become the order of the day down Twickenham way after news that Eddie Jones is back.
17 Jan, 14:32
The Will Skelton reaction to Eddie Jones becoming Wallabies boss
France-based second row Will Skelton has given his reaction to this week’s shock development of Eddie Jones being named Wallabie…
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 13:47
France name eight uncapped players in Six Nations squad of 42
France boss Fabien Galthie has included eight uncapped players in his squad of 42 for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations.
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 13:39
England's new defence coach says team must be fuelled by more than hate
Kevin Sinfield accepts that England are the most unpopular team in the Six Nations but he insists pride rather than hostility must…
17 Jan, 13:16
Scotland explain recruitment of McConnochie, the 2019 England pick
Gregor Townsend is delighted to be able to allow Ruaridh McConnochie to fulfil an ambition after including the England cap in his …
17 Jan, 11:15
Townsend: 'I did get contact from France; nothing about Leicester'
Gregor Townsend admitted this could be his last Six Nations as Scotland head coach as he confirmed he has had no talks about exten…
17 Jan, 10:03
Gatland explains 'outstanding' reason why Owens named Wales captain
Wales boss Warren Gatland has hailed Ken Owens’ “outstanding rugby intellect” after naming him captain for the Guinness Six …
17 Jan, 9:47
World Rugby promises fans 'largest-ever consultation on the sport'
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes rugby has the ability to become the world’s most progressive sport regarding player …
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 9:30
'I had that Barbarians commitment written into my new contract'
Eddie Jones has confirmed he will still definitely coach the Barbarians in May at Twickenham - even though he was unveiled as the …
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 9:03
Edinburgh statement: Henry Immelman takes up offer in South Africa
Henry Immelman will leave Edinburgh at the end of the current campaign to take up “a great opportunity” with URC rivals Vodaco…
17 Jan, 8:17
The Cameron Woki tweet that confirms he will miss the Six Nations
France talisman Cameron Woki has confirmed that an injury sustained last Sunday with Racing 92 has ruled him out of the upcoming G…
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 8:02
Eddie Jones' big Wallabies challenge following England jilting
Sacking Eddie Jones could come back to bite the RFU at the Rugby World Cup.
Nick Bishop
17 Jan, 8:00
Exeter statement: The exit of Dave Ewers
Dave Ewers has become the latest big name to quit Exeter for the 2023/24 season, the back-rower following Sam Simmonds and Luke Co…
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 7:40
Ex-England wing Ruaridh McConnochie named in Scotland squad of 40
Gregor Townsend has named four new players in his 40-strong Scotland squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations, a campaign that …
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 7:28
'Bizarre from the RFU, bizarre from Bill Sweeney...'
Former England international Andy Goode had taken a pop at Bill Sweeney, accusing the RFU CEO of being asleep at the wheel in allo…
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 6:52
Harlequins statement: The signing of scrum-half Will Porter
Harlequins’ preparations for the 2023/24 season continued on Tuesday with the confirmation that Will Porter has been signed.
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 6:29
Four uncapped players named in 37-strong Wales Six Nations squad
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named four uncapped players in his squad for the Guinness Six Nations championship. Ospreys ce…
17 Jan, 6:14
Watch: Epic video of Eddie Jones' first Wallabies training in 2001
With Eddie Jones confirmed on Monday as the new Wallabies coach for a second stint through to 2027, a video has emerged of the 62-…
Liam Heagney
17 Jan, 4:33
Eddie Jones' 'blank' promise if Australia face England at World Cup
Eddie Jones says he would blank his former employers at the Rugby Football Union if Australia came face to face with England at th…
17 Jan, 3:43
Why Ireland may rue Ben Healy pledging allegiance to Scotland
The talented Munster out-half has a Scottish mother and Gregor Townsend has lured him to play in blue, not green
Garry Doyle
17 Jan, 3:24
'Stain on the reputation': DCMS issues damning Premiership report
The DCMS has warned that the financial situation of Gallagher Premiership clubs is “clearly unsustainable” in a damning report…
17 Jan, 3:23
'Come on over… Eden Park is waiting': The challenge waiting for 'little Eddie'
The Wallabies haven’t won the Bledisloe Cup sine 2002. Back then, legendary scrumhalf George Gregan was the captain, and Eddie J…
Finn Morton
16 Jan, 23:54
'I'm going to be very honest': France's performance director shares concerns over Antoine Dupont
France's director of performance Thibault Giroud has shared his personal concerns for 2021 World Player of the Year Antoine Dupont…
Kim Ekin
16 Jan, 22:45
All Blacks centurion Retallick set to leave New Zealand rugby - report
All Blacks centurion Brodie Retallick will play his final test in the coveted black jersey at this year’s World Cup, according t…
Finn Morton
16 Jan, 21:18
Why Eddie Jones' honeymoon period will dissipate fast
New Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has five Tests to find answers with his new team ahead of this year's Rugby World Cup.
Ben Smith
16 Jan, 20:06
'A great athlete': Son of All Blacks legend Carlos Spencer signs with NZ sevens
Rising star Payton Spencer has signed a deal with the All Blacks sevens squad, almost 20 years after his famous father’s last te…
Finn Morton
16 Jan, 19:49
'They've turned on him': Former All Black slams RA's decision to axe Rennie
Rugby Australia’s staggering decision to axe coach Dave Rennie eight months out from this year’s World Cup has not gone down w…
Finn Morton
16 Jan, 18:36
Citing complaint received relating to Bok winger Mapimpi
Sharks winger Makazole Mapimpi has been cited for allegedly making contact with the eye area of the player during the weekend matc…
Ian Cameron
16 Jan, 14:08
The Highlanders new No 8 took the less travelled path despite his esteemed rugby lineage
The new Highlanders loose forward is the son of Maori All Black and long-serving Wellington second-five Norm Broughton.
Adam Julian
16 Jan, 13:31
Another Pau coach cited for incident with an official
Section Paloise's attack coach Geoffrey Lanne-Petit has been cited for verbally abusing assistant referee Hollie Davidson during a…
Ian Cameron
16 Jan, 13:23
Once again Rugby Australia have run rings around New Zealand Rugby
Rugby Australia possesses the stomach for hard decisions that New Zealand Rugby do not after sacking Dave Rennie.
Hamish Bidwell
16 Jan, 13:17
The behind the scenes conversation had about Owen Farrell's tackling
Farrell will complete a reduced three-match ban for a dangerous challenge in time to face Scotland at Twickenham on February 4.
16 Jan, 12:26
The in-house refereeing contest that's about to play out before our eyes
Like players, the sport’s top referees have one eye focused on appearing at the tenth Rugby World Cup for a couple of seasons pr…
Paul Smith
16 Jan, 12:17
Eight coaches aiming to get their hands on the World Cup
The tournament takes place in France in September and October.
16 Jan, 11:50
The winners and losers from England's Six Nations squad
New coach Steve Borthwick has made several eye-catching changes from the end of the Eddie Jones era.
16 Jan, 10:03
Clermont sack Jonno Gibbes mid-season
ASM Clermont Auvergne have taken the decision to sack head coach Jonno Gibbes mid-season, it has been confirmed.
Ian Cameron
16 Jan, 9:54
Dave Rennie sacking says more about Rugby Australia than coach
Dave Rennie isn't the first Wallabies coach to lose his job mid-contract.
16 Jan, 9:38
Scotland centre Tuipulotu extends time in Glasgow
Scotland centre Sione Tuipulotu has penned a new contract with Glasgow Warriors - subject to visa - the club have confirmed.
Ian Cameron
16 Jan, 8:57
'I'm delighted for Eddie that he is coaching his home country'
The England coach says he is concentrating fully on the forthcoming opener against Scotland.
16 Jan, 8:36
Will Eddie have the last laugh?
The sacked England coach has gone home where he hopes to leave a legacy with the Wallabies, starting with a World Cup run in Franc…
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
16 Jan, 7:23
Ten England selection casualties from Borthwick's first squad
New England head coach Steve Borthwick has taken a not inconsiderable selection departure from Eddie Jones - with a slew of player…
Ian Cameron
16 Jan, 5:45
RFU disciplinary department confirm Owen Farrell will be available
England head coach Steve Borthwick confirmed that England skipper Owen Farrell will be available for the opening game of the Guinn…
16 Jan, 5:17
Veteran trio omitted as Borthwick names 36-man England Six Nations squad
Steve Borthwick has named a 36-man England squad for the Guinness Six Nations - his first official selection as head coach of the …
16 Jan, 4:30
'The boys won't know what's hit them' - Eddie Jones' return reactions
While forecast by some, the dramatic return of Eddie Jones to Australian rugby not much more than a month after being sacked off..…
16 Jan, 4:06
Bath's Challenge Cup round of 16 hopes take another blow
Bath suffered a third successive European Challenge Cup defeat as Toulon triumphed 35-23 in their rearranged game at Kingsholm.
16 Jan, 3:24
'The rugby is not good enough': What Eddie Jones believes Aus needs to do differently
Incoming Wallabies coach Eddie Jones was recently asked about the state of Australian rugby, and how the sport could return to its…
Finn Morton
16 Jan, 0:11
The timeline of Dave Rennie's short-lived Wallabies career
The key moments in Dave Rennie's Wallabies coaching career leading to his shock axing eight months out from the 2023 Rugby World C…
15 Jan, 22:04
'Everyone wants to play': Rising star reflects on rivalry with Noah Lolesio
Rising star Reesjan Pasitoa has taken every opportunity to “learn from the best” with both hands throughout his young career.
Finn Morton
15 Jan, 21:25
The Wallabies could've won this year's RWC with Rennie, but will under Jones
Rugby Australia’s staggering decision to axe Dave Rennie eight months out from this year’s World Cup has sent shockwaves aroun…
Finn Morton
15 Jan, 18:59
Ex-Wallaby legend sets the 'pass mark' for incoming coach Eddie Jones
Former Wallaby legend and two-time World Cup-winner Tim Horan reacted to the blockbuster appointment as a bold 'risk'.
Kim Ekin
15 Jan, 18:40
Rugby Australia confirm Dave Rennie sacked as Eddie Jones returns
The bombshell news dropped on Monday morning will see Rugby Australia part ways with former Chiefs coach Rennie after three years …
Ben Smith
15 Jan, 17:02
Harlequins and Racing 92 face 'uphill battle' for Champions Cup progress
Harlequins and Racing 92 will both go into the final round of pool games in the Heineken Champions Cup hoping to scrape into the k…
15 Jan, 15:46
Watch: Marika Koroibete produces spectacular finish with aerial brilliance
Star Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete has pulled off a spectacular aerial acrobatic finish with his latest try in the Japan Rugby…
Kim Ekin
15 Jan, 15:35
Tough going for former Wallaby Genia in Japan club rugby
Former Wallaby halfback Will Genia is facing arguably the biggest test of his career as his club struggles in Japan Rugby League…
15 Jan, 13:46
Tigers confirm Danny Wilson role 'effective immediately'
Leicester Tigers haved confirmed that former Glasgow Warriors head coach Danny Wilson will join the club’s coaching team.
Kim Ekin
15 Jan, 13:15
Harlequins suffer dramatic defeat to 12-man Racing 92
Harlequins had victory snatched away from them in dramatic style even though they were playing against 12 Racing 92 players at the…
15 Jan, 13:07
'Trial by TV' - Declan Kidney questions pundits role in wake of red card mayhem
London Irish boss Declan Kidney is concerned by the impact “trial by TV” is having on the game after two of his players were s…
15 Jan, 11:00
Edinburgh seal double over Castres with bonus-point win in France
Edinburgh did the double over French side Castres with an impressive 34-21 win away from home to leave them on...
15 Jan, 10:29
The 'significant' thing Guscott wants from Monday's England squad
Former England midfielder Jeremy Guscott has identified the one thing he believes will be significant when new head coach Steve Bo…
Liam Heagney
15 Jan, 10:20
Two red cards sink London Irish against Stormers
London Irish’s feint hopes of progressing in the Heineken Champions Cup vanished due to a pair of red cards as Stormers ran out …
15 Jan, 9:03
'I think it should have been a penalty try'
Ulster head coach Dan McFarlane was proud of his side’s efforts in their “heartbreaking” defeat to La Rochelle but felt they…
15 Jan, 7:03
'I'm too old'- Referee Raynal's impromptu exit midway through match
The combination of playing at altitude and the stiflingly hot summer weather in Pretoria was widely tipped to be a deciding factor…
Kim Ekin
15 Jan, 5:51
'We are in the entertainment business, that game certainly provided it'
.Ospreys head coach Toby Booth described his side’s clash against Montpellier as a “magnificent spectacle” after a 35-29 win…
15 Jan, 3:47
'No matter what anyone thinks, the English team were not arrogant'
A slew of former England players, including Jeremy Guscott, had no qualms revisiting the painful 1990 Murrayfield ordeal they endu…
Liam Heagney
15 Jan, 3:10
'It was pretty cool': The surprise phone call rising star received from Wallabies coach
Everything is pointing towards Josh Flook becoming a Wallabies star of the future, with the Queensland Reds centre having already …
Finn Morton
14 Jan, 23:49
The four word tweet from England hooker Cowan-Dickie that has blown up
Departing Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has taken to Twitter to share his thoughts with a four word tweet that has sparke…
Kim Ekin
14 Jan, 22:26
'There's been a growing wave for women's sport in New Zealand… you can't ignore it.'
Last year’s women’s Rugby World Cup was a ground-breaking tournament for the champion Black Ferns, as they captured the “hea…
Finn Morton
14 Jan, 22:11
'Too painful to watch': Portia Woodman opens up about concussion in RWC final
Star winger Portia Woodman-Wickliffe, who married former Black Fern Renee Wickliffe last month, has described rewatching the final…
Finn Morton
14 Jan, 20:34
'I would be very surprised if he is not in Steve's squad on Monday'
Mark McCall believes Elliot Daly has done more than enough to make Steve Borthwick’s England squad.
14 Jan, 19:37
'Need some leadership': Sir Steve Hansen wants more 'common sense' in rugby
Former All Blacks coach Sir Steve Hansen has called on World Rugby to show “some leadership” ahead of this year’s Rugby Worl…
Finn Morton
14 Jan, 18:37
Owen Farrell cleared to play in England's Six Nations opener against Scotland
Owen Farrell is set to be available for England’s opening Six Nations game against Scotland on February 4.
14 Jan, 18:12
'Shocked' Kiwi on verge of making Wallabies switch after All Black dream
Waratahs flanker Charlie Gamble is on the verge of completing an eligibility switch to represent Australia.
Kim Ekin
14 Jan, 17:55
Ospreys boost Heineken Champions Cup bid with thrilling win over Montpellier
Cai Evans proved decisive as Ospreys took a huge step towards qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Heineken Champions Cup.
14 Jan, 16:33
Elliot Daly hat-trick helps Saracens beat Lyon and progress in Champions Cup
Elliot Daly’s sublime first-half hat-trick sealed Saracens’ qualification to the last 16 of the Heineken Champions Cup.
14 Jan, 16:29
Israel Folau shines in latest Japan League One action while Ngani Laumape kept in check
It was a big weekend for overseas stars in the Japan Rugby League One as ex-pat Kiwis and South Africans helped guide their clubs …
Ben Smith
14 Jan, 16:24
Exeter to take closer look at Henry Slade's red card in defeat to Bulls
Head coach Ali Hepher confirmed Exeter would look at captain Henry Slade’s red card.
14 Jan, 15:23
Bulls too good on night where Slade red card is main talking point
Exeter captain Henry Slade could miss the start of the Six Nations after he was sent off in a 39-28 Heineken Champions Cup defeat …
14 Jan, 14:49
Clock-in-red try breaks Ulster hearts at weather-hit La Rochelle
Ulster suffered Heineken Champions Cup heartbreak after a last-minute La Rochelle try gave the holders a 7-3 victory at Stade Marc…
14 Jan, 14:37
Sale issue 'victims of our own demise' verdict on loss to Toulouse
Sale Sharks director of rugby Alex Sanderson regrets that his side were far from their best in their 27-5 Heineken Champions Cup d…
14 Jan, 14:15
Red card casts doubt over Slade's England Six Nations availability
Henry Slade is poised to miss the start of the upcoming Guinness Six Nations with England after he was red-carded in the second ha…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 13:39
Four Bordeaux yellow cards help the Sharks to win with ease
Jaden Hendrikse and Marnus Potgieter each scored a pair of tries as the Sharks booked their place in the Heineken Champions Cup ro…
14 Jan, 12:17
14-man Munster hold off second-half Northampton fightback
Fourteen-man Munster hung on to claim a Heineken Champions Cup double over Northampton, with Gavin Coombes scoring two first-half …
14 Jan, 12:04
'Wasn't complete horror show': Gloucester verdict on 35-point loss
Gloucester head coach George Skivington readily acknowledged Leinster’s quality and status at the top end of European rugby afte…
14 Jan, 11:51
'Dumb tackle choice': RFU chief's blunt verdict on Munster red card
The clampdown on shoulder-to-head tackles in the Heineken Champions Cup continued on Saturday with Jack O’Donoghue of Munster re…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 10:36
Seven-try Leinster hammer Gloucester for second time in four weeks
Leinster cruised into the Heineken Champions Cup round of 16 after sweeping aside Gloucester 49-14 at Kingsholm. The four-time Eur…
14 Jan, 9:50
Toulouse win comfortably as 14-man Sale fall away in second half
Sale will face a must-win Heineken Champions Cup clash at Ulster next weekend after a 27-5 home defeat to Toulouse in their Pool B…
14 Jan, 9:34
Statement: Bath vs Toulon rescheduled for Sunday but not at The Rec
Saturday’s postponed European Challenge Cup match between Bath and Toulon has been rescheduled for Sunday but it won’t be play…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 8:45
Watch: 'A serious act of foul play here, we are on a red card'
Saturday’s massive Heineken Champions Cup battle in Manchester between Sale and Toulouse was marred by an early red card after S…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 7:59
Haouas a court no-show on Friday in his 'wilful violence' case
France and Montpellier prop forward Mohamed Haouas will be back in court in May charged with “wilful violence” in an incident …
14 Jan, 6:37
A fresh theory has emerged in the case of the missing Levi Davis
Levi Davis, the ex-Bath and Ealing player, could have been kidnapped, according to the latest information received by his family. …
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 5:54
Bath statement: Challenge Cup match versus Toulon is off
Bath have confirmed that Saturday’s European Challenge Cup game at home to Toulon is off due to flooding. The round three match …
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 5:13
The tackle technique warnings Nigel Owens issued to Owen Farrell
Former Test referee Nigel Owens has revealed that he previously had a number of conversations with Owen Farrell where he warned th…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 4:55
George North delivers a timely fitness boost for Wales
Ospreys' George North is set to begin his comeback from injury on Saturday as Wales’ Six Nations countdown continues. North has …
14 Jan, 3:30
McCallum takes up deal in Scotland after 10-day French trial ends
Ex-Worcester prop Murray McCallum has ended a ten-day trial in France… by taking up a contract back home in Scotland with Edinbu…
Liam Heagney
14 Jan, 3:07
'Far from perfect but what was perfect was our desire'
Leicester head coach Richard Wigglesworth hailed his side’s desire and fighting spirit after they became the first team to quali…
13 Jan, 22:06
'Just another team': Reds mindset shift aims to end winless run against NZ teams
Queensland Reds lock/flanker Connor Vest revealed that his team has spent time during their preseason directly addressing their mi…
Ned Lester
13 Jan, 21:32
Try-fest sees Leicester guarantee a place in Europe's last 16
Richard Wigglesworth tasted European success for the first time as the Leicester head coach as his side defeated Clermont Auvergne…
13 Jan, 18:30
Challenge Cup round-up: Scarlets beat Cheetahs, Dragons stay alive
Scarlets booked a European Challenge Cup round-of-16 place after beating South African side the Cheetahs 20-17 in Llanelli.
13 Jan, 18:14
Watch: Leicester produce early try of the year contender
We may be just two weeks into 2023 but Stade Marcel-Michelin in France has already hosted a game-of-the-year candidate, with the v…
Ned Lester
13 Jan, 18:00
Championship player banned for 15 matches for a 'deliberate bite'
A massive 15-match ban for biting an opponent has been handed down to a 27-year-old Championship-level lock. Seasoned Bedford play…
Liam Heagney
13 Jan, 13:44
RFU statement: Gleeson exits England role with immediate effect
Seven days after the RFU confirmed that a deal was struck with Harlequins to allow their assistant Nick Evans to coach the England…
Liam Heagney
13 Jan, 12:24
Watch: Classy trailer drops for new 1990 Scotland Grand Slam film
Rugby fans eagerly awaiting the upcoming Calcutta Cup fixture in the opening round of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations have had their…
Liam Heagney
13 Jan, 9:27
'You want a nutcase as defence coach... and that is Mike all over'
“He is more Chuck Norris than Robert Redford, but we also used to call him Catweazle.” That was the considered verdict of Stev…
Chris Jones
13 Jan, 8:43
Blueprints of four rugby masterminds on show in mouth-watering League One clashes
Four of the modern game’s greatest coaches will match wills this weekend as Japan Rugby League One brings together Eddie Jones, …
Sam Smith
13 Jan, 8:18
Fit-again Smith named for Six Nations dress rehearsal versus Russell
England out-half Marcus Smith is set to play his first rugby in seven weeks after being chosen to start for Harlequins this Sunday…
Liam Heagney
13 Jan, 6:58
'Still bitter about it now': The setback that bugs Simpson-Daniel
Retired England international James Simpson-Daniel has revealed one aspect of his stellar club career with Gloucester that he is s…
Liam Heagney
13 Jan, 6:24
The 30-something South African prop tipped for a Wales call up
Ospreys boss Tony Booth has suggested that seasoned South African tighthead Tom Botha can be a 2023 Rugby World Cup selection bolt…
Liam Heagney
13 Jan, 4:27
Rare matchups and famous rivalries: August's full slate of World Cup warm up games
The August schedule has evolved to offer a mouth-watering slate of warm-up matches to complement what will be a hotly-contested me…
Ned Lester
13 Jan, 0:34
Thompson eyeing return after World Cup Final red card
63 days after receiving a red card in the Rugby World Cup final, England winger Lydia Thompson could finally suit up for her Worce…
Ned Lester
12 Jan, 21:03
Netflix statement: Behind-the-scenes Six Nations series confirmed
Netflix have confirmed they are to film a behind-the-scenes documentary series on the upcoming 2023 Guinness Six Nations.
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 13:38
Saracens statement: The signing of ex-Wasps back-rower Tom Willis
England prospect Tom Willis will return to the Gallagher Premiership next season after securing a deal with Saracens for the 2023/…
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 13:14
How a Joe Worsley chat has Sale braced for their Toulouse rematch
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has explained how a chat with Joe Worsley, his fellow ex-England international back-rower, has helped to …
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 10:15
Danny Grewcock: 'I had a fear about most people I played against. It spurred me on.'
An enforcer for Bath, England and the British and Irish Lions, the big lock is inspiring the next generation
Owain Jones
12 Jan, 9:11
Top 14 move confirmed for Japan back-rower Tevita Tatafu
Japan back-rower Tevita Tatafu will stay on in France after the 2023 Rugby World Cup as Suntory Sungoliath have confirmed he will …
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 8:50
Vincent Koch opens up on Wasps redundancy and his switch to France
After the financial meltdown of Wasps, most of the players at the club have managed to rebound and find new homes, some even shini…
12 Jan, 8:12
Pollard one of five changes as Leicester look to cure away day blues
Richard Wigglesworth has made five changes to his starting XV, including a recall for Springboks World Cup winner Handre Pollard, …
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 6:53
France Women announce 32 contracts post-World Cup
France coaches Gaelle Mignot and David Ortiz have announced a revamped 32-strong playing squad, contracted until June 2024, as a n…
Lucy Lomax
12 Jan, 6:53
Harlequins statement: The signing of ex-Glasgow boss Danny Wilson
Former Glasgow boss Danny Wilson is back in rugby after securing a deal to join Harlequins as an assistant for the 2023/24 season.…
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 6:19
Wales statement: Warren Gatland's recruitment of King and Forshaw
Warren Gatland has confirmed the latest changes to his Wales backroom staff, announcing that Alex King and Mike Forshaw have respe…
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 5:30
The unique talent Newcastle want England to recall next Monday
Newcastle boss Dave Walder believes the unique talent of Trevor Davison can help shore up the misfiring England scrum in the upcom…
Chris Jones
12 Jan, 4:18
Ex-prop Alexander posts powerful thread on beating 'deep depression'
Former Wallabies prop Ben Alexander has written a powerful twelve-tweet thread revealing that he became deeply depressed during th…
Liam Heagney
12 Jan, 3:45
Whole disciplinary process just isn't fit for purpose - Andy Goode
There is so much noise around the Owen Farrell suspension but the long and short of it is the disciplinary process isn’t fit for…
Andy Goode
12 Jan, 3:15
Rob du Preez: Sale's brotherhood, fancy dress and 'big dog' siblings
Rob du Preez is at the forefront of a clutch of fearsome siblings steering Sale towards the Premiership summit.
Jamie Lyall
12 Jan, 2:10
'I'm not at all worried': Cooper 'enjoying the journey' after Achilles injury
Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper has opened up about his “incredible and smooth journey” following a season-ending Achilles inju…
Finn Morton
12 Jan, 0:36
Three upcoming South African players banned for doping
The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sports has announced the bans of three young rugby players after they tested positive fo…
Kim Ekin
11 Jan, 23:49
'United the group': Club legend to coach Western Force in Super W
The Western Force have revealed some exciting news ahead of this year’s Super W campaign, with club legend Matt Hodgson set to t…
Finn Morton
11 Jan, 23:19
'I want to be the best 10 in the world': Rising star Pasitoa 'coming after' gold jersey
Western Force flyhalf Reesjan Pasitoa wants to win it all with the Wallabies throughout his career, and the rising star’s ambiti…
Finn Morton
11 Jan, 22:08
Stormers coach says SA teams are disadvantaged by Europe's 4G pitches
Stormers forwards coach Rito Hlungwani is of the opinion that his side struggled on Europe’s 4G synthetic pitches.
11 Jan, 21:17
O'Gara at the centre of flyhalf controversy next to Carter and Wilkinson
Ireland flyhalf Ronan O'Gara alongside World Cup-winning duo Dan Carter and Jonny Wilkinson has caused controversy.
Sam Smith
11 Jan, 20:57
'Jealousy is not pleasant': Former England international's message for fans after Farrell ban
Owen Farrell's ban has divided opinion with Twitter in a furore over the England captain's reduced sentence.
Kim Ekin
11 Jan, 17:31
How Ruby Tui is inspiring rugby's growth in India
Ruby Tui is easily the most popular rugby player in New Zealand at present but her reach extends as far as India.
Adam Julian
11 Jan, 14:11
Nick Evans' verdict on the Marcus Smith/Owen Farrell England axis
New England attack coach Nick Evans believes the misfiring Marcus Smith/Owen Farrell creative axis can be ignited by providing the…
11 Jan, 13:09
'Too much negative': Sale hit back over Tuilagi clash with Allan
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has taken umbrage with the level of negative commentary that has accompanied last Sunday’s much-talked-…
Liam Heagney
11 Jan, 11:21
Brutal 'hit with head' on Danty results in a hefty ban for Acebes
Seasoned Perpignan skipper Mathieu Acebes has received a hefty ban following his horror red-carded Top 14 diving headbutt on Franc…
Liam Heagney
11 Jan, 10:19
Thomas Young becomes Wales' latest Six Nations selection casualty
Cardiff flanker Thomas Young has seen his hopes of a possible Wales Six Nations squad call-up dashed by injury. Young, who won the…
11 Jan, 9:14
What Owen Farrell said at his hearing and how the judiciary reacted
England talisman Owen Farrell has revealed that it was only on the Saracens team bus trip home from Gloucester last Friday night t…
Liam Heagney
11 Jan, 7:23
Tom Curry is ruled out for the start of England's Six Nations
Alex Sanderson has confirmed that back-rower Tom Curry will be absent for the start of next month’s Guinness Six Nations campaig…
Liam Heagney
11 Jan, 6:48
Owen Farrell cops a bans but tackle school can free him for England
Owen Farrell has been banned following his citing for foul play with Saracens - but he won’t miss the start of the upcoming Guin…
Liam Heagney
11 Jan, 6:02
It's now or never for Beauden Barrett's Blues
The stars have aligned for the Blues.
Tom Vinicombe
11 Jan, 4:16
'That's what rugby should be about and I'm a big believer in that'
Rob Baxter has defended his decision to bring as strong an Exeter squad as possible to South Africa for this weekend’s Heineken …
Liam Heagney
11 Jan, 3:35
Is this the year Ireland shake their World Cup hex?
There are great expectations placed upon Andy Farrell's side in what is shaping up to be a definitive year for Ireland
Garry Doyle
11 Jan, 2:26
New Zealand-born utility back wants No. 12 jersey at Brumbies
New Zealand-born centre Ollie Sapsford has set his sights on the No. 12 jersey at the ACT Brumbies ahead of the new Super Rugby ca…
Finn Morton
10 Jan, 23:21
Ireland's big lesson from 2019 they must heed this year
After reaching the peak of their powers, the World Cup couldn't come round soon enough. Ireland were ready to get past the quarter…
Ben Smith
10 Jan, 22:47
'Showed me how to be professional': How an ABs great changed Whitelock's career
Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Sam Whitelock has revealed how an All Blacks great “showed me how to be a professional” early …
Finn Morton
10 Jan, 21:01
'No one has nailed down the position': Wallaby eager to prove himself
Utility back Jock Campbell was one of Australia’s many debutants in 2022, and the 27-year-old has the potential to become one of…
Finn Morton
10 Jan, 18:46
Gloucester give 'rough guide' update on Louis Rees-Zammit injury
Louis Rees-Zammit appears increasingly unlikely to be fit for Wales’ opening Guinness Six Nations games against Ireland and Scot…
10 Jan, 11:12
David Duckham, the famed England and Lions player, has died
Championship club Coventry have paid tribute to David Duckham, their former England and British and Irish Lions player, who has di…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 10:55
Graham Rowntree has bolstered his Munster staff with Connacht raid
Graham Rowntree has bolstered his Munster backroom staff for next season, the head coach securing the services of Connacht assista…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 10:30
Dougie Dyers, the pioneering 1971 Proteas skipper, has died
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has paid tribute to Douglas Martin ‘Dougie’ Dyers, one of the most important pioneers in the…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 10:14
Four uncapped players named in the 34-man Italy Six Nations squad
Kieran Crowley has named four uncapped front row players in his Italy squad of 34 for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations, while als…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 9:12
Scotland statement: Townsend confirms four-game World Cup warm-up
Scotland boss Gregor Townsend has confirmed a four-Test build-up for his team before the start of the Rugby World Cup, including t…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 8:36
Northampton statement: The signing of ex-Wasps back Burger Odendaal
Former Wasps midfielder Burger Odendaal will return to the Gallagher Premiership next season, joining Northampton once his stop-ga…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 7:28
England Six Nations blow as 'very annoyed' Cowan-Dickie ruled out
Exeter have confirmed that Luke Cowan-Dickie will be sidelined for the start of the upcoming Guinness Six Nations with England as …
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 6:56
Purple Rain: Loughborough Lightning are back in business
Premier 15s Round Six: This weekend, Lightning put ten tries on Wasps -the final result Loughborough 62 - 5 Wasps. The two-time se…
Claire Thomas
10 Jan, 6:30
Ex-England out-half makes a 'controversial' Farrell ban prediction
Former England No10 Andy Goode has given his prediction on the outcome of the disciplinary hearing that current talisman Owen Farr…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 5:47
'Absolutely kidding me': Sharks owner Masotti has got the hump
South African Sharks owner Marco Masotti has tweeted his dissatisfaction that a new Major League Rugby club is set to also call th…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 4:15
The modern-day opinion that 'quite mystifies' Shaun Edwards
France assistant coach Shaun Edwards has revealed that a particular modern-day opinion he hears from older players leaves him myst…
Liam Heagney
10 Jan, 3:30
Whitelock reflects on the ABs' 'interesting' 2022
For a team who’s expected to win every time they take the field, the start of last year’s international campaign was nothing s…
Finn Morton
10 Jan, 0:06
What the All Blacks need in order to win the World Cup in 2023
The All Blacks don't need to be the best team in the world to win the Rugby World Cup this year, they just need the path that suit…
Ben Smith
09 Jan, 23:11
'More competition for places': The 'message' dropped stars received from Wallabies selectors
There were two glaring omissions from Dave Rennie’s first Wallabies squad of the year, which was named ahead of a four-day train…
Finn Morton
09 Jan, 21:45
All Blacks quarter-final exit, RTS to sign NRL deal: 10 bold predictions for 2023
As rugby fans begin to look ahead to the New Year, full of optimism and hope, here are 10 bold predictions for the 2023 season –…
Finn Morton
09 Jan, 19:46
All that matters for NZR this year is the All Blacks
This year is solely about the men’s Rugby World Cup. Super Rugby will be sacrificed in the name of the greater good, the NPC stu…
Hamish Bidwell
09 Jan, 18:38
Ngani Laumape continues to shine in Japan with another dominant performance
Former Hurricanes and All Blacks midfielder Ngani Laumape has hit the ground running in Japan Rugby League One, producing two domi…
Sam Smith
09 Jan, 15:32
French reports claim Gregor Townsend applied for role with France
Reports in France have claimed that current Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has applied for a role as an assistant coach for F…
Ian Cameron
09 Jan, 11:38
Leinster issue update on Sexton and Furlong amid Six Nations doubts
Ireland, the world-ranked number one team, visit Wales for their opener on February 4.
09 Jan, 9:08
Faf de Klerk's agent forced to refute truly extraordinary claims
Springbok star Faf de Klerk has found himself accused of threatening to hack a South African police captain to death but insists h…
Kim Ekin
09 Jan, 8:37
Harlequins CEO refutes Andre Esterhuizen rumours
Harlequins CEO Laurie Dalrymple has refuted claims that Andre Esterhuizen is considering leaving the club.
Ian Cameron
09 Jan, 8:17
Jake White undergoes emergency abdominal surgery
The 59-year-old underwent a successful two-hour operation.
09 Jan, 7:38
Scottish Rugby: 'AB Zondagh has left his position'
The Scottish Rugby Union have confirmed that assistant coach AB Zondagh has left his position with immediate effect.
Ian Cameron
09 Jan, 7:34
Former Scotland dual-code player Tait lands new role
Former Scotland centre Alan Tait has been promoted to head coach at Scottish Super6 side Southern Knights.
Ian Cameron
09 Jan, 6:45
Farrell divides opinion like no other
The high-profile Saracen is in hot-water after a dubious tackle but his enduring qualities endear him to team-mates
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
09 Jan, 6:18
England name a 32-man squad for the U20 Six Nations
England head coach Alan Dickens has named a 32-man squad for the U20 Six Nations which includes eight players already capped at th…
Ian Cameron
09 Jan, 5:55
Gutted Bristol boss Pat Lam reacts to his side's latest humbling
The visitors were second best in almost every area as they went down 23-7.
09 Jan, 5:45
Everyone is saying the same thing about the Manu Tuilagi incident
Many rugby fans are questioning how Sale Sharks centre Manu Tuilagi went unpunished for a collision with Tommy Allan in his side's…
Ian Cameron
09 Jan, 5:35
Has the England job come too early for Steve Borthwick?
Leicester's dominance has slipped following an exceptional 2021-22 season.
Nick Bishop
09 Jan, 5:27
England flyhalf Owen Farrell cited
Owen Farrell is in danger of missing the start of England’s Six Nations after being cited for a dangerous tackle in Saracens’ …
09 Jan, 4:08
'He loved to grab people by the throat and just be a pain'
England World Cup winner Jason Robinson has recalled his transformative time at Sale playing alongside the enigmatic Sebastien Cha…
Liam Heagney
09 Jan, 3:00
The 'six teams' that Eddie Jones thinks can challenge for World Cup glory
According to former England coach Eddie Jones, there are six teams who could bring the Webb Ellis Cup home with them this year.
Finn Morton
09 Jan, 0:23
'Haven't lost that aspiration of a gold jersey': Rising star reflects on 'big call' to head overseas
Once heralded as a wonderkid of rugby Down Under, the former Junior Wallabies representative made the stunning decision to head ov…
Finn Morton
08 Jan, 23:39
'It won't happen': Rennie rules out Jones' Wallabies homecoming before RWC
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has ruled out working alongside former England boss Eddie Jones at this year’s Rugby World Cup.
Finn Morton
08 Jan, 20:03
Wallabies coach Rennie set to head overseas - report
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is reportedly set for a sensational career move after this year’s Rugby World Cup in France, accordi…
Finn Morton
08 Jan, 18:40
'I would love to stay at the club... I am not saying I am definitely leaving'
The England wing could follow his Exeter team-mates to France.
08 Jan, 13:11
'Fingers crossed' - Sale issue update on England flanker Tom Curry
Tom Curry faces a race against time to be fit for England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland after suffering a hamstring stra…
08 Jan, 13:01
Glasgow topple URC champs Stormers in ding-dong Scotstoun battle
A sensational 78th-minute try from Sebastian Cancelliere secured a dramatic bonus-point 24-17 win for Glasgow Warriors in an exhil…
08 Jan, 11:44
Injury to England's Tom Curry mars Sale win over Harlequins
Sale overcame an early injury to Tom Curry to sweep aside Gallagher Premiership title rivals Harlequins 24-16 at a rain-soaked Twi…
08 Jan, 11:23
London Irish heap more misery on Pat Lam's Bristol basement boys
Benhard van Rensburg and Ben White crossed for the home side.
08 Jan, 11:12
'He's gotten away with this one' - Lions teammate addresses Farrell tackle
Former Ireland and British & Irish Lions centre Brian O'Driscoll was asked about Owen Farrell's most recent tackle controversy, sa…
Ian Cameron
08 Jan, 10:28
This weekend's Championship shocker evidence RFU must now act
What the governing body decides to do with the Championship is a far more crucial decision.
Sam Roberts
08 Jan, 7:43
Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions player Ken Scotland dies
Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions full-back Ken Scotland has died at the age of 86, the Scottish Rugby Union has confirm…
08 Jan, 6:20
Brad Weber the latest All Black set to leave NZ
Scrumhalf Brad Weber looks to be the latest All Black set to leave New Zealand after the Rugby World Cup in France.
Ian Cameron
08 Jan, 5:22
'It's actually true, I've run my quickest top speeds this year'
New Sale signing Tom O’Flaherty is thrilled he is defying the supposed logic that the older a winger gets, the slower you are se…
Liam Heagney
08 Jan, 3:30
Tom Jordan: 'Where is this I even good enough?'
Tom Jordan swapped New Zealand for Scotland in his arduous quest to make it as a professional player.
Jamie Lyall
08 Jan, 2:41
Evans appointment is a masterstroke by Borthwick - Andy Goode
It has come out of leftfield but the appointment of Nick Evans as England attack coach is an absolute masterstroke by Steve Borthw…
Andy Goode
08 Jan, 2:23
Newcastle's attitude 'absolutely bang on' against Leicester
Newcastle Falcons head coach Dave Walder was in raptures after his side ended a four-year winless run against Leicester Tigers wit…
08 Jan, 2:00
'A motivator of men': Why Jones would make a 'good' NRL coach
Dual international Mat Rogers has explained why former England coach Eddie Jones would be successful if he made a stunning code sw…
Finn Morton
07 Jan, 23:38
The best backline in the world: How the Wallabies compare to other teams
If the Wallabies can avert another disastrous injury toll this year, then they’ll pose a genuine threat at the World Cup. In fac…
Finn Morton
07 Jan, 22:27
'It was a classic game of New Zealand versus South Africa rugby': How Hamilton Boys topped the world
Hamilton Boys’ High School enhanced their already formidable rugby reputation when they won the World Schools Rugby Festival in …
Adam Julian
07 Jan, 20:41
Unbeaten Leinster come from behind to see off Ospreys
Ospreys pushed leaders Leinster all the way but two late tries saw the Dubliners maintain their unbeaten record in this compelling…
07 Jan, 19:51
'Hurts to watch': Frustrations grow over Toulon's Springbok star Kolbe
The use of Toulon's megastar wing Cheslin Kolbe has come under question as fans grow frustrated with the Springboks star and the h…
Sam Smith
07 Jan, 19:39
The two 'All Black calibre players' to watch at the Chiefs this season
Chiefs halfback Brad Weber has highlighted two players as All Blacks of the future ahead of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific camp…
Finn Morton
07 Jan, 19:37
Yellow and red cards fly for Springboks and All Blacks in Japan
Two reds and three yellow cards were issued to international stars across the latest round of Japan Rugby League one in the three …
Sam Smith
07 Jan, 17:05
'I can't take any more of this... that rut is getting deeper'
Former British & Irish Lion Stephen Ferris has issued a scathing assessment of Ulster's latest loss, a narrow URC defeat to inform…
Ian Cameron
07 Jan, 14:50
Former All Black Aaron Cruden red-carded for clean out on Faf De Klerk
Former All Black first five Aaron Cruden was handed a red card for a clean out gone wrong which collected Springboks scrumhalf Faf…
Sam Smith
07 Jan, 14:42
Exeter issue Luke Cowan-Dickie update amid Six Nations injury fears
Exeter hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has given new England head coach Steve Borthwick an injury scare four weeks before the Six Nations…
07 Jan, 14:16
Connacht have too much bite for Sharks 'B' side
Three first-half tries laid the foundations for Connacht’s much-needed 24-12 BKT United Rugby Championship win over the Sharks a…
07 Jan, 14:03
Wales hit with fresh injury scare as Scarlets shock Cardiff in URC
Leigh Halfpenny kicked 13 points to give Scarlets a shock 28-22 BKT United Rugby Championship win over injury-ravaged Cardiff at t…
07 Jan, 13:59
'I do think like a union coach, I do, but there remain some elements'
England’s new head coach will encourage his most trusted lieutenant to speak his mind.
07 Jan, 12:41
Latest Cowan-Dickie injury takes gloss off impressive Exeter win
Exeter bounced back from a five-try drubbing against Gallagher Premiership leaders Saracens last weekend as they swept Northampton…
07 Jan, 12:40
Edinburgh just about snap 4 game losing streak against Zebre
Edinburgh brought a run of four BKT United Rugby Championship defeats to an end with a last-minute try from Patrick Harrison helpi…
07 Jan, 11:36
Leicester Tigers' rapid decline since Borthwick's exit is worrying fans
Was this worth £1 million? It's a thought that must be crossing many Leicester Tigers fans' minds as the Gallagher Premiership ch…
Ian Cameron
07 Jan, 11:26
Newcastle blitz Leicester with a first-half Carreras hat-trick
Mateo Carreras scored a first-half hat-trick as Newcastle Falcons blitzed Leicester Tigers 45-26 in their first Gallagher Premiers…
07 Jan, 10:33
Benetton upset Ulster as Irish side's mid-season wobble worsens
A late penalty from Rhyno Smith saw Benetton move into the top five of the United Rugby Championship following a 31-29 victory ove…
07 Jan, 9:21
Munster table substantial offer for Malcolm Marx
Irish heavyweights Munster have tabled a sizeable deal in a bid to land Springbok World Cup winner Malcolm Marx - RugbyPass unders…
Ian Cameron
07 Jan, 9:09
Sebastien Chabal responds to scalping accusations
Former France No.8 Sebastien Chabal has denied any involvement in ticket scalping ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
Ian Cameron
07 Jan, 7:39
'The RFU will make sure Owen Farrell is available for Six Nations'
Owen Farrell's controversial tackling technique was once again in the spotlight during Saracens' victory over Gloucester at Kingsh…
Ian Cameron
07 Jan, 4:52
Saracens have reacted to speculation linking coach Peel to England
Gallagher Premiership leaders Saracens have given their reaction to speculation that long-serving assistant Ian Peel is in line to…
Liam Heagney
07 Jan, 4:08
'It will now be trial by jury on social media... and it's wrong'
Friday night’s controversy about Saracens No10 Owen Farrell made for riveting live TV viewing on BT Sport as former England inte…
Liam Heagney
07 Jan, 2:50
A 'gumpy' Sam Whitelock got Most Improved Player four years running before settling on rugby
Sam Whitelock may have racked up 143 tests and won two Rugby World Cups for the All Blacks, but rugby wasn't always the sport he l…
Sam Smith
06 Jan, 21:40
Former NRL star Vunivalu falls further down Wallaby pecking order
Wallabies captain James Slipper said that all NRL convert Suliasi Vunivalu needs is "time in the saddle" in order for the star win…
Ned Lester
06 Jan, 20:09
'There were a couple of mistakes': Eddie Jones on England tenure and 'outstanding' Borthwick
Jones was dismissed last month after poor results in 2022 but is itching to get back into rugby and revealed he is mulling over tw…
06 Jan, 18:15
England captain Farrell awaits fate for high tackle in Saracens win
Farrell faces an anxious wait to discover if he is cited for a shoulder-led high challenge during Saracens’ 19-16 Gallagher Prem…
06 Jan, 17:46
Liam Coombes claims brilliant late bonus-point try as Munster beat Lions
Liam Coombes crossed over for a brilliant 74th-minute bonus-point try as Munster recorded a comprehensive 33-3...
06 Jan, 16:14
Watch: Owen Farrell tackle controversy threatens his Six Nations
Owen Farrell landed a long-range drop goal with the game’s final kick as Gallagher Premiership leaders Saracens edged out Glouce…
06 Jan, 16:01
Superior forwards play sees Bulls claim bonus-point win in Wales
The Bulls moved up to third in the United Rugby Championship with a bonus-point 29-14 victory against a spirited Dragons side.
06 Jan, 15:48
Injury haunted Edinburgh welcome back Scotland internationals
Mike Blair is delighted to see Edinburgh’s lengthy injury list offset slightly by the return to action of Scotland...
06 Jan, 14:13
Smith relishing facing 'one of the toughest teams in the league'
Glasgow head coach Franco Smith is relishing the chance to test their improving form against the BKT United Rugby Championship.
06 Jan, 13:50
Former All Black Nick Evans joins England for 2023 Six Nations
Harlequins have confirmed that Nick Evans, the former All Blacks out-half, will join Steve Borthwick’s England as an assistant c…
Liam Heagney
06 Jan, 8:06
'I didn't need to walk in that changing room and flip over a table'
Rookie Leicester boss Richard Wigglesworth has revealed he didn't lose the rag with his Tigers players when he entered the AJ Bell…
Liam Heagney
06 Jan, 6:24
'Our game with England in the World Cup will be like a final for us'
Mateo Carreras is a constant reminder of the clear and present danger waiting for England at the Rugby World Cup and the recent 30…
Chris Jones
06 Jan, 5:51
SA Rugby include swipe at NZR in lengthy statement on CEO's exit
SA Rugby and Jurie Roux have issued joint statements after it was confirmed he would be departing the role as CEO after 12 years f…
Ian Cameron
06 Jan, 5:16
Townsend left with Scotland void to fill as AB Zondagh set to exit
Gregor Townsend and Scotland look set to lose assistant attack coach AB Zondagh to the Top 14 - with reports in France suggesting …
Ian Cameron
06 Jan, 4:41
The 'one thing' Northampton want after Wasps and Worcester collapse
Northampton CEO Mark Darbon has penned an open letter to supporters, informing them of the governance changes that are being negot…
Liam Heagney
06 Jan, 4:22
'Even Henry would admit he was out of sorts earlier in the season'
Exeter boss Rob Baxter believes Henry Slade is poised to enjoy a rewarding 2023 back in the thick of it with England. The midfield…
Liam Heagney
06 Jan, 3:46
Dave Rennie names Wallabies squad for January training camp
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has named a 44-man squad for next week's four-day training camp that will take place on the Gold Coast…
Ned Lester
05 Jan, 22:18
Records broken and milestones reached across festive weekend of rugby
A record number of fans included rugby in their festivities over the weekend as both attendance and TV audience records were broke…
Ned Lester
05 Jan, 21:51
Fiji Rugby CEO resigns effective immediately with more changes possible
Fiji Rugby Chief Executive Mr. John O’Connor has resigned effective immediately, after six years in the role since joining the r…
Sam Smith
05 Jan, 19:18
A young Bongi Mbonambi made rugby balls when there were none around
There were no rugby balls where Springbok Bongi Mbonambi grew up, so he and his friends had to make their own out of orange bags a…
Ned Lester
05 Jan, 18:10
Scotland's Adam Hastings likely to miss Six Nations
The fly-half damaged his shoulder while playing for Gloucester in their Gallagher Premiership defeat away to Leicester on Christma…
05 Jan, 12:01
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05 Jan, 10:47
'He went Monday': The Leicester verdict on Cole's England recall
New Leicester boss Richard Wigglesworth has confirmed that Dan Cole is back in the England mix, the seasoned tighthead attending a…
Liam Heagney
05 Jan, 10:34
Jurie Roux steps down as SA Rugby CEO following financial scandal
SA Rugby have confirmed that Jurie Roux has stepped down from his position as CEO of SA Rugby in "the best interests of the game."…
Ian Cameron
05 Jan, 10:23
Walder blasts 16-man fiasco as England international leaves club
Walder raised the issue with Paul Hull, the new RFU head of professional game match officials...
Chris Jones
05 Jan, 9:00
Nathan Earle has left Newcastle with immediate effect
One-time England prospect Nathan Earle has left Newcastle after agreeing to a Championship club deal with Ealing that will see him…
Liam Heagney
05 Jan, 8:45
Marcus Smith to meet Borthwick after missing training camp
Flyhalf Marcus Smith is set to meet Steve Borthwick in a one-on-one after he missed the new England head coach's first training ca…
Ian Cameron
05 Jan, 8:05
American football commentary has Baxter still believing in Exeter
Rob Baxter is hoping that the form of his Exeter for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign can resemble the NFL Dallas Cowboys.
Liam Heagney
05 Jan, 7:49
Scarlets statement: Ross Moriarty social media post
Scarlets have said that they are 'extremely disappointed' to learn of an incident involving the cousin of Wales back row Ross Mori…
Ian Cameron
05 Jan, 7:31
EPCR to make history with all women refereeing team
The EPCR will make history when an all-women team of match officials take charge of the Challenge Cup fixture between the Scarlets…
Kim Ekin
05 Jan, 7:10
The 'kick in the gut' that has sharpened Gloucester boss Skivington
Gloucester boss George Skivington has revealed how deeply his team’s disappointing Christmas Eve loss at Leicester affected him,…
Liam Heagney
05 Jan, 6:48
Fitness updates on England duo gives Borthwick Six Nations boost
The prop has been sidelined since England’s autumn series finale.
05 Jan, 5:44
'No mitigation can be applied': Albert Tuisue cops yet another ban
Albert Tuisue has been banned for the second time in recent months, the Fijian back-rower following up his Test duty red card in N…
Liam Heagney
05 Jan, 4:38
Antoine Frisch: 'They said I wasn't good enough - I took that personally'
Ejected from the Stade Francais academy at 19, Antoine Frisch has taken a circuitous route to success at Munster
Jamie Lyall
05 Jan, 3:27
Elliott Stooke has exited Bristol for a spell in the Top 14
Elliott Stooke has become the latest ex-Wasps player to move to the Top 14, the lock bringing to an end his short-term injury cove…
Liam Heagney
05 Jan, 3:26
Northampton sign England hooker Curtis Langdon
Northampton Saints have confirmed the signing of England international hooker Curtis Langdon.
Ian Cameron
05 Jan, 2:44
France unites to ensure Bernie doesn't bring down Les Bleus
French rugby is determined disgraced FFR president Bernard Laporte won’t harm their chances of winning the World Cup 
Gavin Mortimer
05 Jan, 2:00
Wallabies lose assistant coach eight months out from World Cup
The Wallabies have been dealt a blow about eight months out from this year’s World Cup, with assistant coach Scott Wisemantel ma…
Finn Morton
04 Jan, 23:20
Why the Wallabies will win this year's World Cup
It would go down in history as the most incredible World Cup triumph of all time, but the Wallabies could stun rugby fans around t…
Finn Morton
04 Jan, 21:45
'Ban him for 8-12 months. See how employable he is then': Matthieu Acebes red sparks fury
Perpignan captain Matthieu Acebes committed perhaps the most blatantly violent act recent rugby has seen in the weekend's Top 14 m…
Ned Lester
04 Jan, 20:14
'The rugby comes naturally': The key to the Black Ferns' RWC success
Star centre Stacey Fluhler has revealed the key to the Black Ferns’ success following their epic World Cup run last year.
Finn Morton
04 Jan, 18:58
France 'tired of waiting' for elusive RWC crown
History will be made in France later this year as 20 rugby nations prepare to chase the sports ultimate prize at the Rugby World C…
Finn Morton
04 Jan, 17:53
Sam Cane is 'not the magnificent player he was five years ago'
Cane's run as captain of the All blacks has been littered with injuries and historic losses, the team's underwhelming record since…
Ned Lester
04 Jan, 16:57
'Really sorry' Joe Marler revisits Jake Heenan incident on podcast
Joe Marler has reiterated an apology to Jake Heenan, his Harlequins teammates and his club after he was suspended last week for co…
04 Jan, 11:20
Edinburgh statement: The signing of Ben Healy from Munster
Edinburgh boss Mike Blair has secured the signature of the Scottish-qualified out-half Ben Healy from Munster on a two-year deal. …
Liam Heagney
04 Jan, 7:24
The Joe Marler decision has thrown referees under the bus
The latest instalment of the Joe Marler soap opera seemed like a best-forgotten storm in a teacup, but then in stepped the RFU who…
Paul Smith
04 Jan, 7:03
The 'very open scenario' that will worry Jack Nowell fans at Exeter
Rob Baxter has admitted he is planning for England wing Jack Nowell to not be part of the Exeter squad next season.
04 Jan, 5:55
Ex-Worcester prop Murray McCallum secures a 10-day trial in France
Former Worcester prop Murray McCallum has landed himself a ten-day Pro D2 trial at Montabaun. The Scottish front-rower has been le…
Liam Heagney
04 Jan, 5:41
Ex-England assistant Gustard touted for Wales role under Gatland
Wales boss Warren Gatland has a defence coach vacancy following Gethin Jenkins’ departure from the role and it is understood tha…
04 Jan, 4:36
Siya Kolisi: 'In rugby, if you show your individual side or express yourself, it's immediately frowned upon'
The Springbok captain will head to Paris after the World Cup and he is on a mission to take rugby to new frontiers
Owain Jones
04 Jan, 3:58
The 'example' that left Sinfield in no doubt about caring Borthwick
Kevin Sinfield believes his elevation to the England coaching team has only been made possible by the inspiration provided by his …
04 Jan, 3:56
Long-awaited RG Snyman comeback has encountered yet another delay
The long-awaited return of RG Snyman to action with Munster has again been put on the long finger following their latest squad upd…
Liam Heagney
04 Jan, 3:31
'Fascinating' Skivington view ahead of his first Borthwick meeting
Gloucester boss George Skivington is hoping that his first meeting this week with Steve Borthwick as the England coach can enhance…
Liam Heagney
04 Jan, 2:48
'I'm really concerned': Why the Black Ferns may struggle to replace Wayne Smith
Super coach Wayne Smith was able to accomplish something truly incredible with the Black Ferns last year, as he led them to World …
Finn Morton
03 Jan, 23:12
'You're never happy when you're in the All Blacks, but they'll be satisfied'
It’s genuinely quite hard to think of any team in world sport who's constantly under as much pressure and scrutiny as the All Bl…
Finn Morton
03 Jan, 19:50
Steve Hansen discusses 'biggest positive' from All Blacks' 2022 campaign
Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Sir Steve Hansen has compared utility back Jordie Barrett to two All Blacks greats following his s…
Finn Morton
03 Jan, 19:00
Dragons' 38-word statement officially confirms Dean Ryan's exit
Dragons, the Newport-based URC franchise, have finally officially confirmed the departure of Dean Ryan nearly four months after th…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 15:05
Bristol versus Top 14 isn't the only tug of war for Semi Radradra
The club-level future isn’t the only tug of war that Fiji’s Semi Radradra is embroiled in as the services of the Bristol midfi…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 12:00
France suffer a massive Jonathan Danty Six Nations injury blow
Jonathan Danty will miss the entire 2023 Guinness Six Nations with defending champions France following a knee injury sustained in…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 11:33
'That's really up to Wales': Gloucester update Rees-Zammit injury
Gloucester boss George Skivington remains in the dark as to when exactly Wales’ Louis Rees-Zammit will be available to play agai…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 9:58
Leinster statement: Johnny Sexton injury update
Leinster have issued a worrying update about Johnny Sexton, the veteran Ireland skipper who failed to finish last Sunday night’s…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 8:35
Clive Woodward names his 2023 World Cup winner and explains why
Former England boss Clive Woodward has made his prediction for the 2023 World Cup, tipping France to ultimately lift the trophy on…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 7:51