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Black Rams sign ex-England and Wales international duo
Japan Rugby League One side Ricoh Black Rams have signed a duo of heavy hitters in one fell swoop today.
Ian Cameron
29 Aug, 6:46
Former Leicester Tigers star leads Australia to Sevens heaven in LA
A former Leicester Tiger has lead Australia to make history by being crowned men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Champions.
29 Aug, 4:55
Force set to supersize for Super Rugby
New Western Force coach Simon Cron has set his sights on turning his side into one of the buffest teams in Super Rugby Pacific.
29 Aug, 4:24
'Destroy all hope': Another Pumas loss would be the 'end of the line' for Foster
Foster was confirmed as coach through to next year's World Cup in the wake of victory over South Africa at Ellis Park.
29 Aug, 0:48
Wallabies' 'Mr Fix It' wants to be 'Mr Consistent'
Australia coach Dave Rennie brought Hodge back into his starting XV for the first Test against South Africa.
29 Aug, 0:24
Nic White rolled the dice just like De Klerk and the smarter pest won
De Klerk went after White multiple times and it backfired. Plain and simple. There is no one to blame but De Klerk for the yellow …
Ben Smith
29 Aug, 0:03
New Zealand Rugby can't afford for the All Blacks to fail
Commercialising the All Blacks’ brand relies upon the team winning and they haven’t done a lot of that lately
Hamish Bidwell
28 Aug, 22:56
'Astonished': Sam Warburton disapproves of Marika Koroibete's big tackle
Former Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is not a fan of the flying try-saving tackle by Marika Koroibete.
Sam Smith
28 Aug, 19:37
All Blacks boosted by the return of Retallick
The All Blacks will welcome back lock Brodie Retallick into the squad ahead of the second test against Argentina in Hamilton this …
Ben Smith
28 Aug, 19:04
Los Pumas new mantra of imperfection driving recent success
One hundred and ninety-five tackles later, Argentina had beaten New Zealand for the first time in New Zealand.
Frankie Deges
28 Aug, 18:10
Adam Radwan: 'Last season was my hardest; I had nothing away from rugby'
Newcastle's flying machine talks fishing with Dean Richards, being released at 18 and his England ambitions
Jamie Lyall
28 Aug, 16:40
Fekitoa makes Munster bow, Quins soar and Bath win big
The Premiership and URC seasons are edging ever closer, which means teams in both leagues are slowly building up their pre-season …
Stefan Frost
28 Aug, 12:39
Black Ferns erupt as Wales self-destruct in World Cup warm-ups
With the Women’s Rugby World Cup fast approaching, a whole host of nations are putting in the finishing touches before beginning…
Stefan Frost
28 Aug, 11:11
Farrell to spring last minute Emerging Ireland tour to SA - report
It is being reported that head coach Andy Farrell is set to bring an Emerging Ireland team for a last-minute tour of South Africa …
Ian Cameron
28 Aug, 10:11
South Africa's Sevens Series title in jeopardy after early LA exit
Blitzboks head coach Neil Powell hammered his side’s defensive display after they were comfortably knocked out of the HSBC LA Se…
Stefan Frost
28 Aug, 8:24
Nic White sideshow continues as Bok fans rib scrumhalf at airport
The drama around Wallabies scrumhalf Nic White and the sin-binning of opposite number Faf de Klerk continued this Sunday after he …
Ian Cameron
28 Aug, 7:05
Michael Hooper texted Fraser McReight immediately after Wallabies win
Australia’s Fraser McReight revealed he received congratulatory messages from Michael Hooper after starring in his nation’s 25…
Stefan Frost
28 Aug, 6:45
'We've had our first proper pre-season as professional athletes'
Siwan Lillicrap, the captain of the Wales Women team, thinks the recent training camp in Halifax and the test match against Canada…
Kim Ekin
28 Aug, 5:44
Cheika hits back at Foster after famous win over NZ
Michael Cheika has voiced his frustration after Ian Foster claimed Argentina bent the rules during their shock win over New Zealan…
Stefan Frost
28 Aug, 5:01
Jim O'Toole issues statement on Worcester takeover bid
Former Worcester Warriors chief executive Jim O’Toole has announced he has submitted a bid “to ensure the long-term sustainabi…
28 Aug, 4:49
'It needs to happen quickly': Foster concedes All Blacks have to lift
Embattled All Blacks coach Ian Foster admits time is running out for his team to start winning consistently.
28 Aug, 0:21
'He is concrete when he hits': Koroibete explains his try saving tackle
Koroibete was integral, the Fijian flyer mobbed by his Wallabies teammates after pulling off a massive hit that stopped a certain …
27 Aug, 23:21
Argentina's win a carbon copy of their last win over the All Blacks
Argentina’s second ever victory over the All Blacks, and first over New Zealand on home soil, was almost a carbon copy of their …
Ben Smith
27 Aug, 23:08
Former Wallaby great calls for more support for faltering All Blacks
The former Wallaby playmaker took to Twitter to call for more support behind the All Blacks.
Sam Smith
27 Aug, 19:49
Nigel Owens' previous stance may explain illegality in the Mapimpi tackle
Wallabies wing Marika Koroibete’s missile-like try-saving tackle on Makazole Mapimpi has come under the spotlight.
Sam Smith
27 Aug, 18:45
South African broadcaster wants Nic White apology like Bryan Habana
South African TV presenter and broadcasting personality Derek Alberts wants Wallabies halfback Nic White to issue an apology.
Sam Smith
27 Aug, 18:05
SA journalist calls for referee to be banned from Test rugby for life
A South African rugby journalist is calling for referee Paul Williams to be banned from refereeing a Test match again following th…
Ian Cameron
27 Aug, 13:56
All Blacks boss Foster directly addresses NZ public after latest flop
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has addressed the New Zealand public after this side's latest shock loss - this time at the hands…
Kim Ekin
27 Aug, 10:26
All Blacks craving fresh hooker blood
Dane Coles and Codie Taylor have been incredible servants of the game in NZ - but they're not the forces they once were.
Tom Vinicombe
27 Aug, 9:57
'It's a first for me too, I've never won a Test match in New Zealand'
Michael Cheika was clearly delighted with his Argentina team after their maiden victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand, but sa…
27 Aug, 9:53
Munster statement: Venue for November game versus the Springboks
Munster have confirmed where they will host the Springboks, announcing that the 45,000-capacity Páirc Uí Chaoimh GAA ground in C…
Liam Heagney
27 Aug, 9:36
Christian Wade scores twice in first rugby match in four years
Christian Wade has demonstrated he hasn’t lost the knack of scoring tries as the 31-year-old ran in two for Racing in their open…
Liam Heagney
27 Aug, 8:31
'It's a disgrace to the game of rugby that a player can behave like that'
Former Springboks flyhalf Butch James has gone in hard on Wallabies scrumhalf Nic White following South Africa's Rugby Championshi…
Ian Cameron
27 Aug, 8:29
Pumas player ratings vs All Blacks | Rugby Championship
The Argentinians secured their first ever victory on New Zealand soil, as well as reaffirming their position atop the Rugby Champi…
Ned Lester
27 Aug, 8:13
Kolisi addresses passing issues in Adelaide loss
Captain Siya Kolisi has rued South Africa's handling errors after their 25-17 defeat against Australia.
Ian Cameron
27 Aug, 7:59
It isn't Ian Foster in the cross hairs this weekend after shock loss
New Zealand Rugby and not head coach Ian Foster are in the crosshairs on social media this weekend after the All Blacks' latest sh…
Ian Cameron
27 Aug, 7:05
'A few sort of simple errors': Cane explains shock All Blacks loss
All Blacks skipper Sam Cane has blamed "a few simple errors" for his team’s latest damaging setback, Saturday’s demoralising 2…
Liam Heagney
27 Aug, 6:24
'Honest and brutal' review laid groundwork for Bok bashing
Coach Dave Rennie has challenged the Wallabies to back up their barnstorming Rugby Championship win over South Africa when they ta…
27 Aug, 6:15
Noah Lolesio comes of age in win over Springboks
Noah Lolesio has staked a claim on the Wallabies No.10 jersey with coach Dave Rennie describing his performance in their Rugby Ch…
27 Aug, 6:08
All Blacks player ratings vs Pumas | Rugby Championship
The All Blacks have fallen to Argentina at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch, but how did the players rate in defeat?
Tom Vinicombe
27 Aug, 5:58
Springboks player ratings vs Wallabies | 1st Test Rugby Championship
South Africa continued their dramatic slide in the Rugby Championship, as they lost 17-25 to a motivated Australia in Adelaide on …
Jan De Koning
27 Aug, 5:42
Los Pumas claim historic victory over All Blacks in Christchurch
Los Pumas have recorded their first-ever victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand, triumphing 25-18 in Christchurch.
27 Aug, 5:40
Wallabies player ratings vs Springboks | Rugby Championship
The Wallabies have claimed an important victory over the Springboks in Adelaide. Who stood out for the home side in the win?
Jack O'Rourke
27 Aug, 4:35
Wallabies best Springboks to keep Rugby Championship hopes alive
The Wallabies have scored a confident 25-10 win over the Springboks to keep their chances of Rugby Championship glory alive.
27 Aug, 3:29
Black Ferns' character prevails in gritty win
A gritty 22-14 win from the Black Ferns was capped by another classic post match interview by Ruby Tui
Ned Lester
27 Aug, 2:13
Watch: Wallabies take just 62 seconds to unravel the Springboks defence
The Wallabies had no interest in playing to expectations on Saturday afternoon and they burst out of the blocks with fire in the b…
Sam Smith
27 Aug, 2:08
All Blacks fail to sell out 20,000 seater Orangetheory Stadium
The All Blacks have so far failed to sell out Orangetheory Stadium ahead of their match with Los Pumas this weekend.
Ian Cameron
26 Aug, 12:44
Cullen Grace's hopes of an All Blacks recall take another big blow
With barely a quarter of Canterbury's clash with Tasman out of the way, Cullen Grace hobbled to the sidelines clutching his left e…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Aug, 11:36
Steve Diamond tweet: The pre-season Worcester game in Scotland
Worcester boss Steve Diamond has tweeted that next weekend’s pre-season battle of the Warriors friendly versus Glasgow will go a…
Liam Heagney
26 Aug, 11:10
Brodie Retallick to make injury return in Ranfurly Shield defence
While Brodie Retallick won't feature for the All Blacks in Christchurch this weekend, the former World Rugby Player of the Year co…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Aug, 11:05
'Hopefully he doesn't play that football style': Whitelock wary of former teammate
Sam Whitelock has suggested that it's going to be "a little bit weird" running out against former teammate Pablo Matera in Christc…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Aug, 9:56
Neil de Kock: Boks coaches have bigger picture in mind when benching star men
I hear many supporters say: “Why are we not picking our strongest team every week to win Tests?” The Springbok coaching staff …
Neil de Kock
26 Aug, 9:31
'He never leaves a stone unturned': All Blacks praise new attack coach
Midfielder David Havili expressed his excitement for the latest coaching addition during Thursday's media session.
Ned Lester
26 Aug, 9:11
Ex-All Black Francis Saili in limbo as new French season kicks off
Former All Blacks midfielder Francis Saili is facing having to play for Biarritz in this season's Pro D2 after rumoured Top 14 mov…
Liam Heagney
26 Aug, 9:08
High ball contest crucial for All Blacks to maintain their 'winning ways'
"One-off performances are great but they're not really that good in the long term. It's important we go out this week and do wel…
Ned Lester
26 Aug, 8:29
'Can't wait to get started': Stade name replacement for Laumape
Stade Francais have named their replacement for the Japanese-bound Ngani Laumape, confirming the signing of midfielder Jeremy Ward…
Liam Heagney
26 Aug, 8:13
Springboks 'Bogeyman' can 'turn stones into bread on the field'
Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick claims that Warrick Gelant is so talented he can “turn stones into bread on the field…
Chris Jones
26 Aug, 7:13
Christian Wade to play first rugby match in four years on Saturday
Former England international Christian Wade is set to play his first rugby match in four years when he lines out this Saturday for…
Liam Heagney
26 Aug, 6:09
Worcester owners: 'Asset stripping accusation is completely false'
Co-owner Colin Goldring has issued a near 1,300-word statement rebutting the accusation that the Worcester Warriors club owners - …
Liam Heagney
26 Aug, 5:15
'We can't deal with that now': Wallaroos out to make history in Adelaide
The Wallaroos are looking to make history with a breakthrough win over New Zealand in their first-ever Test at Adelaide Oval.
26 Aug, 5:10
How Julian Montoya perfected the dark arts of Test rugby
Mario Ledesma and Agustin Creevy were tough acts to follow the the Leicester Tigers favourite has become one of the most effective…
Will Owen
26 Aug, 4:25
Rookie All Black 'bloody excited' by crack at 10 jersey
Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga have long shut out other claimants to New Zealand's No.10 jersey.
26 Aug, 4:11
Wallabies fit and ready for Springbok blitz
Skipper James Slipper says the Wallabies are ready for the Springboks to try and bash them in their forwards in their Rugby Champi…
26 Aug, 0:09
Ellis Genge: 'I messaged Ollie and said: 'Are you OK?'
The Gallagher Premiership club are reportedly on the brink of administration following a winding-up petition over unpaid tax.
25 Aug, 17:14
First All Blacks Test in six years providing 'buzz' for rattled Christchurch
For the first time in six years, Christchurch will play host to an All Blacks Test match when the NZ national sides takes on Argen…
Sam Smith
25 Aug, 13:15
Jason Ryan's 'heated' sessions that paved the way for All Blacks' maul growth
Perhaps the biggest change the All Blacks underwent during their tour of South Africa was their growth at the set-piece - especial…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Aug, 12:06
Cecil Duckworth will be turning in his grave - Andy Goode
Worcester’s plight shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone given the state of rugby’s finances but it’s still a mess that w…
Andy Goode
25 Aug, 11:26
Frans Steyn's sobering message for Springboks fans
Frans Steyn has a sobering message for Springbok fans hoping he can deliver another of his famous long range match winning kicks w…
Chris Jones
25 Aug, 11:02
'Sam's been in': Free agent Lewis on trial at a Premiership club
It was June 1 when Worcester confirmed that flanker Sam Lewis would depart Sixways when his contract expired at the end of 2021/22…
Liam Heagney
25 Aug, 10:45
Anthony Watson: 'My favourite thing about Leicester so far...'
Fit-again England back Anthony Watson has revealed his favourite thing so far at Leicester since his summer switch to the Gallaghe…
Liam Heagney
25 Aug, 10:08
Why an unchanged starting line-up will bring the best out of the All Blacks
The All Blacks will run out against Los Pumas this Saturday with an unchanged starting line-up from the side that bested the Sprin…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Aug, 9:52
Allianz Premier 15s could unveil overhauled line-up in spring 2023
Women’s rugby in England is set to transform over the next decade.
25 Aug, 8:15
Snakes and ladders for All Blacks and Boks in World Rugby Rankings
The All Blacks have it all to play for again in World Rugby Rankings as they head into another Rugby Championship weekend.
Ian Cameron
25 Aug, 8:00
'Great core of homegrown': Harlequins confirm 68-man 2022/23 squad
Harlequins have confirmed a 68-man senior squad - consisting of 43 senior players and bolstered by 25 from the club’s senior aca…
Liam Heagney
25 Aug, 7:49
'An impressive athlete': Wasps hand trialist a full-time deal
Financially troubled Wasps have unveiled their sixth signing ahead of their 2022/23 season, confirming that trialist Cam Dodson ha…
Liam Heagney
25 Aug, 7:17
Ealing break new ground after linking up with Aussie schools giants
Ealing Trailfinders have broken new ground with a trans-continental partnership with acclaimed Australian rugby school St Joseph…
Ian Cameron
25 Aug, 6:32
Wallaroos swing the axe for second Test with Black Ferns
Wallaroos coach Jay Tregonning has made sweeping changes as the Australian women's rugby team tries to make a dent on a dominant N…
25 Aug, 6:07
'He gave me a discount': Warm Foster welcome in Razor heartland
All Blacks boss Ian Foster has reported that he has been warmly received in Christchurch - the heartland of Scott Robertson territ…
Liam Heagney
25 Aug, 6:05
Newcastle resigned to being without 3 Pumas for Prem start
Dave Walder, who has taken over the Newcastle Falcons director of rugby role vacated by Dean Richards, is resigned to being withou…
Chris Jones
25 Aug, 5:39
Report: Worcester owners sell Sixways car park... to themselves
Attention in recent days has switched to the curious selling off of some valuable Worcester Warriors assets at Sixways to separate…
Liam Heagney
25 Aug, 5:23
Rennie breaks silence on Kerr-Barlow switch
The bold plan by former All Black Tawera Kerr-Barlow to switch allegiance to the Wallabies has been welcomed by Australian coach D…
25 Aug, 3:56
Rennie names Wallabies side with six changes and beefed up bench
Dave Rennie has made six changes as the Wallabies look to bounce back from their recent heavy defeat to Argentina when they host t…
Liam Heagney
25 Aug, 3:36
The Blues playmaker set for All Black debut after Beauden Barrett ruled out
In the All Blacks last test, Barrett came off the bench to play at fullback alongside Richie Mo'unga. Foster didn't specify whethe…
Ned Lester
24 Aug, 23:59
'Doesn't feel right': Foster weighs in on Kerr-Barlow's Wallabies desire
Ian Foster isn’t a fan of the new eligibility rules that would potentially see ex-All Black Tawera Kerr-Barlow play for the Wall…
Sam Smith
24 Aug, 23:55
Ian Foster on what he expects from Cheika-coached Pumas
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster is expecting a different Argentinian side under Michael Cheika to the one they faced last year.
Ben Smith
24 Aug, 23:18
Cheika makes changes for Pumas Christchurch test
Cheika said he would like nothing better than to lead Argentina to their maiden victory over the All Blacks in their own backyard.
24 Aug, 20:07
All Blacks keep the faith in side to face Pumas
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has kept the faith in his side that pulled off a 35-23 win at Ellis Park.
Ben Smith
24 Aug, 19:42
Springbok flyhalf Jantjies ready to help break Australian hoodoo
The Rugby Championship match against the Wallabies would serve as an ideal time for Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies to turn his f…
24 Aug, 18:54
Wallabies reveal starting fullback ahead of team naming
Reece Hodge will start at fullback against South Africa in Adelaide on Saturday as the Wallabies try to rebound from their Rugby C…
24 Aug, 18:47
Bayonne statement: Police arrest of the club's assistant coach
Top 14 newcomers Bayonne have issued a statement following the arrest of lineout coach Antoine Battut and their former physical tr…
Liam Heagney
24 Aug, 12:43
How a defence straight out of the NRL has Los Pumas set for All Blacks Test
When Michael Cheika hired David Kidwell to manage Argentina’s defense, it wasn’t the first time a rugby league coach had switc…
Ned Lester
24 Aug, 12:23
Will Jordan inks new deal with Crusaders, New Zealand Rugby
All Blacks wunderkind Will Jordan has inked a new deal to keep him in New Zealand until the end of 2023.
Sam Smith
24 Aug, 12:14
Time ticking for All Blacks midfield as World Cup looms
With just a dozen or so matches left until the World Cup, the All Blacks are running out of time to experiment.
Tom Vinicombe
24 Aug, 11:45
Northampton explain new deal for 'real scrum time handful' Iyogun
Phil Dowson has explained why Northampton were so keen to get Emmanuel Iyogun to sign an unspecified length, new long-term contrac…
Liam Heagney
24 Aug, 10:19
Mohed Altrad has his say on Zach Mercer to Gloucester speculation
Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad has had his say on speculation linking Zach Mercer to a switch to Gloucester and a return to the Ga…
Liam Heagney
24 Aug, 9:52
'You've got two choices, bitch and moan and blame others or stick tight'
Noah Lolesio's chance to nail down the Wallabies' No.10 jersey will arrive against South Africa but assistant coach Dan McKellar i…
24 Aug, 9:31
The Koch verdict on his Bomb Squad's five/three bench reshuffle
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has discarded the preferred six/two bench split between forwards and backs for this Saturda…
24 Aug, 9:24
'That was hell, that was honestly hell'
Former Gloucester lock Ed Slater has provided a compelling insight about how he was diagnosed with MND. It was July when the Galla…
Liam Heagney
24 Aug, 8:08
Springboks statement: Confirmed November tour match with Munster
Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber are taking their Springboks ‘home’ to Ireland next November after a fixture between Munste…
Liam Heagney
24 Aug, 7:51
The man who helped ID Damian McKenzie is heading to the Highlanders
Dave Dillon, formerly the head coach of the Japanese company team the Kobelco Steelers, will join Clarke Dermody’s coaching team…
Online Editors
24 Aug, 7:19
'I'm available for the Wallabies': Ex-AB Kerr-Barlow wants to swap
All Blacks World Cup winner Tawera Kerr-Barlow has reiterated his desire to change allegiance and line out for the Wallabies. The …
Liam Heagney
24 Aug, 5:23
'Can't wait to get to work': Ngani Laumape confirms his new club
Just weeks after negotiating the early termination of his Top 14 contract with Stade Francais, former All Blacks midfielder Ngani …
Liam Heagney
24 Aug, 4:44
Much has changed since Los Pumas last two test tour of New Zealand in 1997
Can Los Pumas beat the All Blacks in either of the two upcoming tests? Now that the hoodoo of never beating the All Blacks has bee…
Frankie Deges
23 Aug, 23:17
'I didn't know that was possible': Wallaby's flexible deal opens door for South African stint
Wright's flexible two-year deal with the Reds will allow him to sign a medium-term overseas deal in the off-season.
23 Aug, 21:49
'I'd be pretty filthy': Wallaby takes aim at 'suits' wanting scrum changes
A 60-second clock to form a scrum was raised as a way to increase ball-in-play time.
23 Aug, 21:18
The All Blacks will go unbeaten now that everything is 'right' again
The All Blacks are going to win and that no-one will be accountable in the unlikely event that they don’t.
Hamish Bidwell
23 Aug, 20:32
What Ian Foster told the All Blacks after being retained
All Black captain Sam Cane has revealed what head coach Ian Foster told the team after NZR confirmed he would be retained.
Ben Smith
23 Aug, 19:26
'A good thing': Majority-backed USA consortium eyes up Worcester
Former Worcester Warriors chief executive Jim O’Toole is optimistic a newly-formed consortium could save the club from administr…
23 Aug, 15:24
Have the Springboks stumbled upon their World Cup backline?
Jacques Nienaber may have inadvertently uncovered his best backline at Ellis Park.
Nick Bishop
23 Aug, 12:47
A one-word Steve Diamond tweet has fired-up the Worcester fans
Steve Diamond has garnered much love and sympathy for his Worcester players with a one-word tweet posted on Tuesday.
Liam Heagney
23 Aug, 12:16
'I'm hearing whispers about another Premiership club...'
Ex-Premiership club CEO Mark Evans will spend the next three seasons trying to ensure the Fijian Drua Super Rugby franchise become…
Chris Jones
23 Aug, 10:49
Joe Schmidt is not easing his way back into All Blacks camp
New assistant coach Joe Schmidt is already making his mark on the All Blacks according to some senior players.
Tom Vinicombe
23 Aug, 10:35
Ex-Ireland forward lands Munster job one season after retirement
Former Ireland back-rower Tommy O’Donnell has secured a Munster coaching role one year after his retirement from playing. It was…
Liam Heagney
23 Aug, 9:54
'I actually went up and thanked him': Lesson All Blacks will take into Pumas contest
While things didn't exactly go the All Blacks' way under the high ball in Mbombela, the travelling New Zealanders were able to tur…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Aug, 9:20
Duckworth family statement: Financial crisis at Worcester Warriors
The family of the late Cecil Duckworth, the former owner of the Worcester who led the club to their first-ever Premiership promoti…
Liam Heagney
23 Aug, 8:06
'Incredibly sad': Sanderson tweets support for Worcester fundraiser
Ex-England back-rower Pat Sanderson has tweeted his support for an online fund-raising initiative set up to raise money for people…
Liam Heagney
23 Aug, 7:30
'We will be challenging James': Retired Davies' new Scarlets job
Ex-Wales back-rower James Davies is back in the game just over 20 weeks since his retirement as a Scarlets player was confirmed be…
Liam Heagney
23 Aug, 7:00
'We're excited': Bath hero Jon Callard is back working at The Rec
Jon Callard is back at Bath after agreeing to become kicking coach at the club now headed up by Johann van Graan for the 2022/23 s…
Liam Heagney
23 Aug, 6:29
Morecambe statement: The crisis at 'owners in common' Worcester
League One football club Morecambe, the other sports business owned by the Worcester Warriors owners Colin Goldring and Jason Whit…
Liam Heagney
23 Aug, 6:05
Ex-Harlequins boss Mark Evans joins a Super Rugby Pacific club
Fijian Drua have named Mark Evans, the former Saracens director of rugby and Harlequins CEO and coach, as the new CEO ahead of the…
Liam Heagney
23 Aug, 5:30
'I'm pleased': Ex-Wasps lock James Gaskell confirms his new club
James Gaskell has become the latest out-of-contract Gallagher Premiership player to finally find himself a new club, Japanese club…
Liam Heagney
23 Aug, 4:57
Star players back on deck for Wallabies as Springboks loom
A confident Andrew Kellaway admits he'll be envious of the punters drinking beers on the Adelaide Oval hill on Saturday but says h…
23 Aug, 4:36
What Quade Cooper said to dropped positional rival
Quade Cooper is backing dumped playmaker James O'Connor to regain form and force his way back into the Wallabies' ranks in time fo…
23 Aug, 4:15
New era for All Black front row as Newell looks forward to possible home test
New All Black Fletcher Newell is one of three young props who impressed in the All Blacks victory over old foes South Africa in Jo…
Ned Lester
23 Aug, 2:01
'That's not how it works': New Fijian Drua boss on second season hopes
Fijian Drua will have more home games in their second year of Super Rugby Pacific in 2023.
23 Aug, 0:20
'Nothing to lose': How Tyrel Lomax revived his All Black career at Ellis Park
All Blacks tighthead prop Tyrel Lomax travelled with the squad to South Africa with his international career stalled but may just …
Ben Smith
22 Aug, 22:26
'He'll be loving it': Pumas coach Cheika on Ian Foster's 'tough' position
Michael Cheika has weighed in on Ian Foster’s ‘tough’ position with the All Blacks with an interesting perspective.
Ben Smith
22 Aug, 19:58
'It's a scary thought what he can do': What Schmidt brings to All Blacks
Former Leinster and Blues utility Isa Nacewa has described exactly what new All Blacks assistant coach Joe Schmidt will bring.
Sam Smith
22 Aug, 18:03
Nienaber defends his 3 most contentious Bok selections calls
Jacques Nienaber has defended his decision to retain players like Duane Vermeulen, Retshegofaditswe Nche and Joseph Dweba – desp…
Jan De Koning
22 Aug, 15:05
Scotland duo could miss start of Glasgow's URC season
Huw Jones and Ollie Smith could both miss the start of the United Rugby Championship season following an injury update from Glasgo…
22 Aug, 12:31
Worcester Warriors issue updated statement on club crisis
Worcester’s owners say they are “working through a number of options” as they try to find the “best solution” to the Gal…
22 Aug, 12:19
'Not every player is going to have brain health issues and not every person with early onset dementia played rugby'
When Conrad Smith hung up his battered size 11 adidas boots, he could have chosen to do pretty much anything he wanted.
Owain Jones
22 Aug, 10:55
Ollie Lawrence defends Tweet on Worcester debacle
England centre Ollie Lawrence says the legacy of former Worcester owner Cecil Duckworth is “close to being tarnished”.
22 Aug, 10:15
England centre's cryptic Tweet suggests Worcester situation worsening
A rather cryptic Tweet from England centre Ollie Lawrence suggests that things at under pressure Worcester Warriors are heading so…
Ian Cameron
22 Aug, 6:37
Nienaber drops two players in tweaked Boks side for Wallabies
South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has tweaked his Springboks' side for their first Test with Australia in Adelaide.
Ian Cameron
22 Aug, 5:09
How Worcester might escape 35-point reduction
Worcester Warriors are facing a 35 point Premiership sanction for entering administration but the RFU could opt to waive it .
Chris Jones
22 Aug, 4:23
Rugby fans warned about 'return of the conmen'
Rugby fans in South Africa have been warned about scammers selling fake tickets ahead of the Rugby World Cup' Sevens.
Ian Cameron
22 Aug, 4:14
Bernard Foley on Cooper, Lolesio and next year's RWC
Foley was recalled to the Wallabies squad ahead of their first Rugby Championship Test against South Africa on Saturday in Adelaid…
22 Aug, 1:08
All Black Jack Goodhue to undergo knee surgery
All Black midfielder Jack Goodhue is set to undergo knee surgery which will rule him out from international duty.
Ben Smith
21 Aug, 21:28
The changes the Boks must make to return to winning ways
Given South Africa’s perilous position, don’t expect Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber to ‘experiment’ too much Down Under.
Jan De Koning
21 Aug, 17:54
Nigel Owens produces TMO-inspired version of Frank Sinatra classic
A TMO-inspired rendition of Frank Sinatra's My Way sung by Nigel Owens might well be the song the rugby world did not know it nee…
Sam Smith
21 Aug, 12:39
Former international to end 30-year association with Wales
Long-serving physio Mark Davies has called an end to his time with Wales, bringing his 30-year tenure with the national team to a …
Sam Smith
21 Aug, 11:00
Dumped All Blacks coach Plumtree lands on feet with new side
Axed All Blacks forwards coach John Plumtree has found himself a new role just weeks after he got his marching orders from the NZR…
Ian Cameron
21 Aug, 10:49
Another ref jumps fence to join a professional side
Another referee has put down his whistle to become a consultant for a professional side in what's becoming an increasingly frequen…
Ian Cameron
21 Aug, 10:22
All Blacks legend Nonu turns hand to conservation project in South Africa
All Blacks great Ma'a Nonu has recently taken part in a rhino conservation safari in South Africa alongside former Maori All Black…
Josh Raisey
21 Aug, 7:35
English clubs to get cash injection at time of crisis for Worcester and Wasps
English rugby top clubs are to receive a much needed £20m cash injection this season thanks to their eight year funding deal with…
Chris Jones
21 Aug, 6:23
'I hope and pray that rugby will get through this dark moment'
James Drake is feeling conflicted. He loves his rugby. Has done so ever since he was enchanted as a young boy playing at schools l…
Liam Heagney
21 Aug, 3:47
How Joe Schmidt and a few veteran All Blacks saved Foster's job
The pleas of a handful of experienced All Blacks combined with the appointment of Joe Schmidt to his coaching staff possibly saved…
Sam Smith
21 Aug, 1:02
Wallabies find new assistant coach on short notice to help prepare for Boks
The current Brumbies forwards coach, 64-year-old Fisher brings over two decades of professional rugby coaching experience to the g…
20 Aug, 23:44
There won't be fairytales for the Wallabies this year against the Springboks
The Boks have it in them to break their nine-year duck on this tour and get their Rugby Championship campaign back on track.
Ben Smith
20 Aug, 23:38
'A real mess': Worcester set to go into administration - report
Gallagher Premiership strugglers Worcester are poised to go into administration as early as Monday amid reports that the tax bill …
Liam Heagney
20 Aug, 12:44
Kurt Baker set to clock up rare milestone as All Blacks Sevens prepare for LA
All Blacks Sevens stalwart Kurt Baker will run out in the black jersey for the 50th time in Los Angeles next weekend, named in the…
Sam Smith
20 Aug, 11:37
Wallabies and Brave Blossoms A-sides to square off in three-game series
After first being reinstated for this year's Pacific Nations Cup competition, the second-string Australia A team will now travel t…
Sam Smith
20 Aug, 10:28
Day of NPC upsets sees competition favourites downed by winless Taranaki
Saturday's triple-header of NPC action has seen a trio of unfancied sides take home the spoils in three fascinating games across N…
Sam Smith
20 Aug, 9:36
Premiership stats point the Springboks towards a new bruising No8
Ulster’s Duane Vermeulen and Leicester’s Jasper Wiese are currently the main No8 options in Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks sq…
20 Aug, 9:35
'I wouldn't like to be in his place in a few years, it's worrying'
Geoffrey Sella, the son of the legendary Philippe Sella who retired from professional rugby after a series of debilitating concuss…
Liam Heagney
20 Aug, 7:05
'Several frustrating years': Will Witty explains his Exeter exit
Will Witty has explained why he quit Exeter for the chance to join Perpignan in the Top 14. The 27-year-old bailed out of the Chie…
Liam Heagney
20 Aug, 5:56
Wasps statement: Club admit HMRC dialogue over unpaid tax bill
Wasps have become the second Gallagher Premiership club this week to confirm they are in talks with the HM Revenue and Customs (HM…
Liam Heagney
20 Aug, 5:28
Black Ferns rack up half-century to thump Wallaroos
The Wallaroos have scored a last-minute try in Christchuch to ensure they weren't nilled by a rampant Black Ferns outfit on Saturd…
20 Aug, 5:03
Safety and security concerns scupper a money-spinning Kolbe deal
Springboks superstar Cheslin Kolbe has reportedly said no to the opportunity of re-joining the Stormers. According to Netwerk24, t…
20 Aug, 4:58
Springboks statement: Squad finally in Adelaide after travel delay
Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks have finally touched down in Adelaide reportedly in high spirits after their original travel plan …
Liam Heagney
20 Aug, 4:33
Ian Foster's reappointment shows nothing compares to a World Cup
We are back once again to judging a four-year tenure on a seven-week tournament.
Gregor Paul
19 Aug, 12:04
Wallaroos admit major shortfall ahead of Black Ferns rematch
The Wallaroos will benefit from a gruelling block of high-intensity fitness work when they look to create history against the Blac…
19 Aug, 10:52
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck named for long-awaited Auckland debut
Having already turned out for the Blues and All Blacks this year, former Warriors star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will make his long-awai…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Aug, 9:53
RG Snyman to miss start of URC season
Springboks secondrow RG Snyman will miss the start of Munster's URC season it has been revealed.
Ian Cameron
19 Aug, 9:07
Ex-Wallabies Phipps and Naiyaravoro join the same club
Two of the many players left without a Gallagher Premiership contract at the end of the 2021/22 season have finally secured their …
Liam Heagney
19 Aug, 8:35
'A lot of notes to go over': AJ MacGinty's first Bristol interview
New Bristol signing AJ MacGinty has given his first interview as a Bears player, explaining why he joined the Gallagher Premiershi…
Liam Heagney
19 Aug, 7:56
Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw's new role in the future of NZ rugby
Richie McCaw will play a major role in the future of the game in New Zealand
Sam Smith
19 Aug, 7:24
Bernard Laporte: Influential, inspirational and in the dock
French rugby is back at the summit of world rugby but politics threatens to engulf its most influential individuals a year out fro…
Gavin Mortimer
19 Aug, 7:23
Five-year-old hospitalised after freak sideline incident in Argentina
A five-year-old has been left hospitalised after he was accidentally crushed by two players as he watched a rugby match in Argenti…
Ian Cameron
19 Aug, 6:12
Leaving Wasps and the Ealing adventure: 'By stepping down they've realised what is necessary'
Giselle Mather has been the heartbeat of Wasps since she joined in 2016. Ask any player or staff member and you’ll hear how she …
Lucy Lomax
19 Aug, 6:02
Kaino names 2023 World Cup favourites and it isn't the All Blacks
Double World Cup winner Jerome Kaino has named his favourites for the 2023 World Cup - and it’s not the All Blacks even though h…
Liam Heagney
19 Aug, 5:58
'Long-term contract on table': Gloucester sign Zach Mercer - report
A long-term deal has reportedly been struck that will see England prospect Zach Mercer leave Montpellier at the end of the 2022/23…
Liam Heagney
19 Aug, 4:57
Springboks trip to Australia delayed
The Springboks have been hit by logistical issues after their departure to Australia was delayed due to a cancelled flight.
Ian Cameron
19 Aug, 4:42
Wallabies statement: Dave Rennie confirms change to coaching staff
The Wallabies will take on the Springboks next week in Adelaide in round three of the Rugby Championship a coach down after Dave R…
Liam Heagney
19 Aug, 4:23
Leicester confirm late deals for 7 players, including 2 England stars
Leicester Tigers have this evening confirmed late deals for seven players - including England lock Ollie Chessum and centre Guy Po…
Ian Cameron
18 Aug, 16:22
Wallaroos out to end 20-Test losing streak against Black Ferns
Queensland prop Bree-Anna Cheatham has been parachuted into the Wallaroos starting side, making her Test debut against New Zealand…
18 Aug, 16:18
Black Ferns name experimental side for first Wallaroos skirmish
After claiming the Pacific Four Series on home soil in June, the Black Ferns are eyeing the defence of the O’Reilly Cup as they …
Sam Smith
18 Aug, 15:01
Watson and Gopperth to make Tigers debut this Friday
Anthony Watson will return to action after a 10-month injury absence when he makes his Leicester debut on Friday.
18 Aug, 14:36
Ian Foster faces selection balancing act as All Blacks line up Pumas
Traditionally, games against Argentina have presented New Zealand with an opportunity to hand precious minutes to less established…
Tom Vinicombe
18 Aug, 12:30
Leicester statement: Hanro Liebenberg succeeds Genge as captain
Steve Borthwick has named Hanro Liebenberg as the new Leicester Tigers captain following the off-season departure to Bristol of El…
Liam Heagney
18 Aug, 10:59
Christian Wade linked with medical joker move to the Top 14
Former England international Christian Wade has been linked with a move to the Top 14 nearly four years after he played his last r…
Liam Heagney
18 Aug, 10:12
Saracens finally agree terms with Scotland centre Duncan Taylor
Scotland international centre Duncan Taylor has agreed a contract extension with Saracens. The Gallagher Premiership club said tha…
18 Aug, 10:07
Two France players go down but Toulouse rule out 'joker'
Toulouse have ruled out the use of a medical joker after they revealed that France prop Cyril Baille will be sidelined, possibly u…
Ian Cameron
18 Aug, 9:43
Hoskins Sotutu set for first match in two months as Counties start All Blacks trio
Counties Manukau will go into their third-round NPC clash with Waikato with some extra firepower in their forwards courtesy of the…
Tom Vinicombe
18 Aug, 9:23
'Why I have been looking at the market': Baxter explains Sio deal
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has explained what convinced him to sign seasoned Wallabies front-rower Scott Sio. The expectation was that…
Liam Heagney
18 Aug, 8:59
17-page case study published on how 'crisis' Munster beat Wasps
Former Wasps assistant coach Ian Costello has published a compelling 17-page case study on Linkedin examining how crisis-hit Munst…
Liam Heagney
18 Aug, 8:02
'Are you completely unhinged?': Ex-Quins CEO fires up Prem debate
Wednesday’s revelation that Worcester are facing a winding-up petition from HMRC due to an unpaid tax bill ignited a lively Twit…
Liam Heagney
18 Aug, 6:41
Ngani Laumape posts intriguing 'goosebumps' tweet from Wellington
Former All Blacks midfielder Ngani Laumape has ratcheted up speculation about where he will next play after posting an intriguing …
Liam Heagney
18 Aug, 5:33
Rage fuels the rugby machine
Mere minutes had passed since the All Blacks had trounced the Springboks at South Africa rugby’s spiritual home.
Daniel Gallan
18 Aug, 5:30
Wasps statements: Training ground ownership change, Arena update
Troubled Wasps have issued separate statements clarifying why club owner Derek Richardson has given up his 50 per cent share in th…
Liam Heagney
18 Aug, 4:54
RPA issue short statement following Worcester revelations
The RPA have issued a statement after it was revealed that Worcester Warriors has been hit with a 'winding up' petition by the HM …
Ian Cameron
18 Aug, 4:51
'Devastated' James O'Connor axed to make way for Wallabies veteran
James O'Connor has paid the price for the Wallabies' horror show against Argentina, dumped from the Rugby Championship squad with …
18 Aug, 3:36
Why Ireland will be quietly chuffed over All Blacks win at Ellis Park
Ireland would have watched the game taking notes with a smile as the team they just ran off the park in New Zealand, ran over Sout…
Ben Smith
18 Aug, 1:06
The torrid stats behind the Springboks decade-long draught in Australia
South Africa will have to end a nearly decade-long drought if they are to keep their Rugby Championship dream alive.
17 Aug, 22:39
NZR will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid admitting wrong
Whether the decision to retain Ian Foster as All Blacks head coach amounts to the blind leading the blind remains to be seen.
Hamish Bidwell
17 Aug, 20:13
'What the hell is that smell?': Schalk Burger reveals his Bok teammate's pre-game disaster
De Villiers experienced what can only be described as a 'code brown wardrobe malfunction' after failing to heed the advice of Burg…
Sam Smith
17 Aug, 19:17
The two changes that elevated the All Blacks at Ellis Park
The All Blacks took their game up a level against the Springboks in Johannesburg.
Nick Bishop
17 Aug, 15:54
URC statement: 'Blown away' by TV audiences for the 2021/22 season
URC champions DHL Stormers were the most viewed team in the league last season with a total TV audience coming in at over 7.2milli…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 11:14
Worcester statement: HMRC winding-up petition issued against club
Worcester have insisted it is business as usual at Sixways despite Wednesday's shock revelation that the Gallagher Premiership clu…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 10:59
Which props will emerge unscathed from All Blacks' battle for the front row?
Having some newfound depth in the front row is a good position for the All Blacks to be in but it means tough decisions need to be…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Aug, 9:36
'The first time I met Max I basically got naked in front of him'
Ex-England back-rower James Haskell has spoken about his bizarre first meeting with Max Guazzini, the former splash-the-cash owner…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 8:30
'It is inspirational as a coach to see someone do that'
George Skivington is ready for another Gallagher Premiership campaign of twists and turns after revitalising Gloucester as a force…
17 Aug, 7:58
'Super excited about the move': Exeter sign Wallabies prop Sio
Exeter have staged a coup by capturing the signature of Wallabies loosehead Scott Sio on an unspecified length long-term deal from…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 7:36
The painful Jonny Gray legacy that forced Henry Slade into surgery
Recuperating England midfielder Henry Slade has revealed that a legacy injury sustained when tackling Jonny Gray in 2018 was the r…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 6:46
How the forward pass has tied rugby up in knots
Rugby needs its continuity but if a ball is clearly caught ahead of the point it was passed can we not turn a blind eye amidst rug…
Graham Simmons
17 Aug, 6:37
'Chance to develop his game': Jersey bring in Irish prop McGrath
Jersey Reds have confirmed the signing of Irish tighthead Greg McGrath ahead of the start of the 2022/23 Championship campaign. Th…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 6:22
'Today's not really about Razor. Today's about Ian and his team'
A penny for the thoughts of Scott Robertson after it was announced on Wednesday by New Zealand Rugby that Ian Foster will coach th…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 5:45
'Joe Schmidt has been on my radar probably for a couple of years'
Ian Foster has explained why he has now asked Joe Schmidt to have greater involvement in coaching the All Blacks. The ex-Ireland b…
Liam Heagney
17 Aug, 5:03
Ejected Western Force coach picks up new Super Rugby gig
Former Western Force coach Tim Sampson has landed a new gig after being appointed as an assistant coach at the Melbourne Rebels.
17 Aug, 3:37
NZR make final decision to back Ian Foster
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has received the support of New Zealand Rugby and will be retained after saving his job in South Afric…
Sam Smith
17 Aug, 0:17
'It's never just one person': Whitelock says players take responsibility for the All Blacks results
Following a much improved performance in Johannesburg, Sam Whitelock expressed relief and satisfaction at the result and the progr…
Ned Lester
16 Aug, 22:40
The Wallabies are the team Los Pumas know how to play, we'll see about the All Blacks
How will Argentina deal with being at the top of the Rugby Championship table after beating the Wallabies in San Juan.
Frankie Deges
16 Aug, 22:30
Wasps latest: Football fans to protest, charity shut down
Coventry City fans are planning to protest at the Coventry Building Society Arena when Wasps play their first match of the new 202…
Liam Heagney
16 Aug, 11:24
'Absolutely deplorable': Ex-NZR CEO savages 'incompetent' Robinson
Ex-New Zealand Rugby CEO David Moffett has doubled down on last month’s criticism of current NZR boss Mark Robinson, branding th…
Liam Heagney
16 Aug, 9:32
'Nick Phipps gave me a few pointers on how to get settled'
Joe Powell has credited fellow Aussie Nick Phipps - the player he has replaced as London Irish scrum-half for the 2022/23 season -…
Liam Heagney
16 Aug, 7:05
'There are cracks in their system and they need us more than ever'
RA boss Hamish McLennan has doubled down on his criticism of the current Australia/New Zealand Super Rugby Pacific partnership, in…
Liam Heagney
16 Aug, 6:08
The 11 RPA achievements that ex-CEO Damian Hopley is most proud of
Ex-England international Damian Hopley has finished up as CEO of the RPA after a final day that included a visit to Wasps - his fo…
Liam Heagney
16 Aug, 4:54
Rugby calendar alignment must not threaten epic South Africa v New Zealand duels
The Springboks and All Blacks served up two weekends of theatre but the fabled rivalry could be weakened as administrators seek to…
Jon Cardinelli
16 Aug, 4:18
Former All Black captain credits Crusaders duo for dismantling 'one trick pony' Boks
Former All Black captain Kieran Read has credited first five Richie Mo'unga and new forwards coach Jason Ryan for their roles in t…
Sam Smith
16 Aug, 1:44
'He is definitely the future': All Blacks new hooker hailed after South Africa tour
The two match tour of South Africa might be the turning point for the All Blacks front row with a new look outfit impressing.
Sam Smith
16 Aug, 0:46
Have the Springboks learnt from 2011? It seems not
Once the World Cup rolled around, Bryce Lawrence copped the blame for the quarterfinal loss but that Springbok side wasn't going a…
Ben Smith
15 Aug, 22:35
Roos one of 8 omissions as Springboks name 34-man squad
Evan Roos is the headline omission from the Springboks' 34-man squad that will tour Australia later this month.
Ian Cameron
15 Aug, 10:09
Will what's been or what could be determine Ian Foster's future?
If there was enough on display at Ellis Park to suggest the All Blacks have turned a corner then the historic defeats can – and …
Tom Vinicombe
15 Aug, 9:44
'I was the quickest in the Prem... at my state school I wasn't even the quickest in my year'
Eddie Jones ignited a heated debate last week when he stated that English rugby is suffering because of its reliance on a private …
15 Aug, 7:51
Johnson rejoins Wasps as coach steps down for 'personal reasons'
Fan favourites Ashley Johnson has returned to Wasps as their new Senior Academy Forwards Transition Coach following Richard Beck…
Ian Cameron
15 Aug, 6:24
'Proud day' - Brumbies revert to original name last used in 2004
The Brumbies have re-inserted the 'ACT' back into their name for the first time since 2004.
Ian Cameron
15 Aug, 5:55
Leicester Tigers statement: Bryce Hegarty
Leicester Tigers have confirmed that Bryce Hegarty will leave Welford Road halfway through the 2022/23 season in order to take up …
Ian Cameron
15 Aug, 5:32
Fiji rocked by 3 sackings as CEO takes 'annual leave' as internal audit launched
The Fiji Rugby Union is conducting an internal investigation with three staff members sacked while John O’Connor...
Chris Jones
15 Aug, 3:58
'Go home and mow the lawns': Foster in limbo ahead of NZR's review
Ian Foster's future as head coach of New Zealand remains up in the air on Monday despite the All Blacks' impressive turnaround.
15 Aug, 2:39
'There was a real decrease in the energy levels': Bryan Habana dissects the Springboks loss
Former Springboks great Bryan Habana has offered his take on the two Rugby Championship test matches that were shared one-all betw…
Ben Smith
15 Aug, 0:06
It was put up or shut up for a few All Blacks at Ellis Park
It’s my view that Foster came into the All Blacks’ head coaching role believing he was entitled to the same respect his predec…
Hamish Bidwell
14 Aug, 23:18
'Why wasn't Malcolm Marx out there?': Kiwi pundits question Boks selections
New Zealand pundits have questioned the decision to bench star hooker Malcolm Marx for the second test against the All Blacks afte…
Sam Smith
14 Aug, 22:14
'Sometimes the harder you try, the worse it can get': Sam Cane on All Blacks turnaround
All Black captain Sam Cane is extremely satisfied and proud after his side arrested their three-match losing streak with a 35-23 w…
Ben Smith
14 Aug, 20:39
Ian Foster explains bold strategy: 'The right call at the right time'
For the second time this season, Ian Foster made the bold call on Saturday night to bench captain Sam Cane late in the piece while…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Aug, 12:53
Watch - Los Pumas centre pulls hamstring but refuses to stop
Argentina’s Jerónimo De La Fuente scored a sublime solo try against Australia yesterday, beating three defenders immediately af…
Stefan Frost
14 Aug, 11:29
The major paycut Christian Wade took in bid to make NFL
Christian Wade has revealed that - contrary to popular belief - he took a massive pay cut in order to chase his dream of playing i…
Ian Cameron
14 Aug, 10:45
Another former England player has called out Eddie Jones
Luther Burrell has criticised the coaching mantras of Eddie Jones after the England coach publicly bemoaned the overwhelming prese…
Stefan Frost
14 Aug, 10:20
Why Michael Cheika found himself crying after Los Pumas win
Michael Cheika's Argentina proved too strong for the Wallabies in San Juan on Saturday, taking a 48-17 victory in their second mat…
Kim Ekin
14 Aug, 9:21
How Wasps lost the battle for Coventry's hearts and minds
A recent statement issued by Wasps’ Chief Executive Stephen Vaughan addressed the latest instalment of the Gallagher Premiership…
Ian Cameron
14 Aug, 8:20
New Zealand bounce back in World Rankings
New Zealand have climbed back up the World Rugby rankings, recovering from an all-time low of fifth. Last weekend the All Blacks s…
Stefan Frost
14 Aug, 7:24
Things get awkward when Nienaber quizzed on Dweba selection
South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has refused to explain the thinking behind starting Joseph Dweba against the All Blacks i…
Ian Cameron
14 Aug, 7:07
'We know it is a risk' -The tactic Nienaber admits backfired for Boks
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has conceded that the 6-2 split on the bench may have backfired for the Springboks in Jo'bu…
Ian Cameron
14 Aug, 6:03
All Blacks great suggests NZR have done Foster dirty with statement
All Blacks legend Mils Muliaina has defended the under-fire Ian Foster, after it still remains unclear how long the head coach wil…
Stefan Frost
14 Aug, 5:44
Boks fans and even a former player go after Luke Pearce in wake of loss
Despite what many neutrals saw as an exceptional refereeing performance - Springboks fans and even a former player have gone after…
Ian Cameron
14 Aug, 4:31
'Got dominated in the collision area': Dave Rennie explains record loss to Pumas
The wounded Wallabies will look for Rugby Championship reinforcements after a record loss to Argentina, masterminded by their form…
14 Aug, 3:02
Springboks player ratings vs New Zealand | The Rugby Championship
Just a week after the Boks recorded a stunning win over the All Blacks, the visitors bounced back in fine fashion beating South Af…
14 Aug, 2:55
The bomb squad detonated early after Richie Mo'unga ran the Boks off Ellis Park
The Springboks were run off their feet by the All Blacks running it from deep, a tactic commonly found at the Crusaders that Mo'un…
Ben Smith
14 Aug, 2:12
New Zealand Rugby confirms no decision has been made on All Blacks coach
New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson has confirmed that no decision has been made on whether or not Ian Foster will remain in charg…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Aug, 1:51
'Quite insulting': Foster opens up on 'vicious' media pressure from New Zealand after win
Ian Foster has opened up about the pressure he has felt from the New Zealand media after the All Blacks broke their losing streak.
Ben Smith
13 Aug, 22:46
How the All Blacks came through the pressure-filled final ten minutes at Ellis Park
The All Blacks faced a pressure-filled final ten minute period at Ellis Park after the Springboks took the lead for the first time…
Ben Smith
13 Aug, 22:15
'I just want everyone to know we got his back': Ardie Savea on head coach Ian Foster
All Blacks No 8 Ardie Savea has thrown his support behind Ian Foster '100 per cent' after beating the Springboks at Ellis Park.
Ben Smith
13 Aug, 21:02
Wallabies thrashed by Michael Cheika's Pumas
The Wallabies have been unable to back up their opening Rugby Championship success
13 Aug, 18:06
'I have no idea' - Not even Ian Foster knows if win saved his job
The broad consensus this week was that a struggling New Zealand side would capitulate to the Springboks once again and that head c…
Ian Cameron
13 Aug, 14:24
All Blacks defy critics to stun Springboks at Ellis Park fortress
The All Blacks have silenced some of their critics with a 35-23 win over the Springboks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.…
13 Aug, 13:38
'Proud is an understatement, mate': Cane reacts to All Blacks win
Sam Cane was left beaming with pride in Johannesburg after the All Blacks upset the odds to defeat the Springboks 35-23 in Saturda…
Liam Heagney
13 Aug, 13:35
All Blacks player ratings vs Springboks | The Rugby Championship
The All Blacks have shaken off their recent run of poor form and scored a 35-23 victory over the Springboks at Ellis Park. Who wer…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Aug, 13:18
Another Springboks back gets concussed tackling Caleb Clarke
The depth of the Springboks bench containing just two replacement backs was put to the test for the second successive Rugby Champi…
Liam Heagney
13 Aug, 12:04
'We're now desperate': Latest Coventry statement on pitch at Wasps
The very public squabble between Coventry City FC and Wasps over the qualify of the Building Society Arena pitch has taken another…
Liam Heagney
13 Aug, 10:17
World Rugby statement: Will Skelton red card disciplinary hearing
Red-carded Barbarians lock Will Skelton will miss the opening two rounds of the new Top 14 season at La Rochelle after it was fina…
Liam Heagney
13 Aug, 9:19
'Interesting': Agen have broken silence on Mike Brown speculation
Agen have broken silence on speculation linking them to signing Mike Brown, the ex-England full-back who is a free agent ahead of …
Liam Heagney
13 Aug, 8:05
Wasps owner hits back at 'ill-informed' rumours about club
Speculation continues to mount regarding the future of Wasps Rugby this weekend as their financial outlook continues to look incre…
Ian Cameron
13 Aug, 6:29
'It's embarrassing': Graham Henry wades into the All Blacks crisis
Former All Blacks boss Graham Henry had waded into the crisis that has engulfed Ian Foster’s struggling side, writing a 457-word…
Liam Heagney
13 Aug, 5:35
'You could write a book about Julian White's disciplinary hearings'
Former Leicester CEO Simon Cohen has reminisced about some of the scrapes that ex-Tigers, England and Lions tighthead Julian White…
Liam Heagney
13 Aug, 4:40
Wallabies forced into late change after yet another injury
Australia have been forced into a late change on the eve of their Rugby Championship clash with Argentina.
13 Aug, 3:36
Franco Smith: 'I chose to go to hard places but Glasgow is different'
Franco Smith's road less travelled has brought him to Glasgow, where he must lift the "gloom" hanging over the Warriors.
Jamie Lyall
12 Aug, 16:31
The key selection Boks say makes the All Blacks 'even more dangerous'
The Springboks believe that the wounded All Blacks will be 'even more dangerous' as a result of starting first-five Richie Mo'unga…
Ian Cameron
12 Aug, 11:15
DMP Durham Sharks saved from the axe at the last minute
DMP Durham Sharks have rescued their Allianz Premier 15s season just one week after their players launched an emergency crowd-fund…
12 Aug, 10:49
'Looking at the Lionesses team that played in the final, they're all white'
The 32-year-old believes the solution to widening the appeal of sports like rugby and football amongst girls and women is to expan…
12 Aug, 10:32
Tigers swoop for Eagles frontrower Taufete'e
Leicester Tigers have signed US Eagles hooker Joe Taufete'e from the LA Giltinis.
Ian Cameron
12 Aug, 9:54
Leicester sign England qualified Aussie with 'raw talent'
Leicester Tigers have taken a punt on Australian prospect Lachlan Shelley - an outside back who is qualified to play for England.
Kim Ekin
12 Aug, 7:43
James Haskell's identity crisis: 'They don't know they're horrible'
Former England flanker James Haskell has opened up about his struggles with mental health and how a lack of self-confidence has pl…
Ian Cameron
12 Aug, 7:09
What the All Blacks make of Springboks line-up changes
Are the All Blacks expecting a tougher time against a changed Springboks side at Ellis Park this weekend?
Tom Vinicombe
12 Aug, 6:41
World ranking permutations as Boks and All Blacks face off
The Springboks could climb another rung of the World Rugby ranking ladder with a victory over the All Blacks at Ellis Park this we…
Kim Ekin
12 Aug, 6:24
'It was probably a good thing': Redemption opportunity arrives for Ethan de Groot
While Ethan de Groot was a controversial omission from the first All Blacks squad of the year, it hasn't taken long for the young …
Tom Vinicombe
12 Aug, 6:20
'Eddie should look at himself' - Danny Cipriani slams Jones
Danny Cipriani has fired off at England head coach Eddie Jones - who last weekend took the English private school system to task o…
Ian Cameron
12 Aug, 5:38
The Eddie Jones tirade England got on his first day in job
Former England flanker James Haskell has revealed how Eddie Jones approached the England team when he took over the reins in 2015.
Ian Cameron
12 Aug, 5:12
World Rugby CEO challenges concussion lawsuit numbers claim
World Rugby chief executive Alan Gilpin has suggested that the number of former players involved in a concussion lawsuit is smalle…
12 Aug, 4:33
Wallabies must build depth in the No 10 jersey
With two ageing playmakers on board for next year's Rugby World Cup, the Wallabies will look to fast-track some youngsters after D…
12 Aug, 4:07
Tokyo beckons as All Blacks confirm first stop on end-of-year tour
The All Blacks have confirmed the first stop on their end-of-year tour, with a Test scheduled for October 29th against the Brave B…
Tom Vinicombe
12 Aug, 4:01
Neil de Kock: How brutal Boks will look to land knock-out blow against All Blacks
Against the All Blacks, the Springboks showed how to win a Test match in the most brutal and effective manner from start to finish…
Neil de Kock
11 Aug, 20:58
O'Connor among a mass of Wallabies changes for Pumas
Veteran James O'Connor will start at five-eighth among a raft of changes to the Wallabies following another disrupted build-up ahe…
11 Aug, 15:16
The All Blacks playmaking battle that never was
The battle between Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga never really took off for the All Blacks - and it's come back to bite them.
Gregor Paul
11 Aug, 12:21
Jake White: The All Blacks are in uncharted territory
I’ll tell you a little story. When I was coach of the Springboks, after a particularly tough encounter against the All Blacks, I…
Jake White
11 Aug, 11:23
How debutant Fletcher Newell earned a spot on the bench for Springboks rematch
Perhaps the biggest story to come out of the All Blacks named to take on the Springboks in Johannesburg this weekend is the select…
Tom Vinicombe
11 Aug, 10:38
Transgender rugby ban 'has opened the doors to the most horrific abuse'
Emily Hamilton, founding co-chair of LGBTQ+ supporters association ‘Quins Pride’, was among a group staging a peaceful protest…
11 Aug, 10:35
'What an absolute binfire': Ex-employee's brutal Wasps verdict
A former long-serving Wasps employee has labelled the Gallagher Premiership club “an absolute binfire” in a bruising tweet pos…
Liam Heagney
11 Aug, 9:23
'What are we going to gain if we change?': Ian Foster talks All Blacks selections
Despite sitting on four straight losses heading into this weekend's clash with the Springboks, All Blacks head coach Ian Foster ha…
Tom Vinicombe
11 Aug, 8:58
Argentina team shows four changes for rematch with the Wallabies
Michael Cheika has made four changes to his Argentina team for this Saturday’s Rugby Championship round two meeting with Austral…
Liam Heagney
11 Aug, 8:46
'Not true': The Freddie Burns sacked by Leicester at Nandos story
Title-winning hero Freddie Burns has had his wings clipped by ex-Leicester CEO Simon Cohen after the 2022 Gallagher Premiership fi…
Liam Heagney
11 Aug, 8:05
Confirmed: Run-on Tomahawk Chop chant gets the chop at Exeter
Exeter have announced that their Tomahawk Chop chant will no longer be played at games. The chant was a familiar sound on matchday…
Liam Heagney
11 Aug, 7:03
Rassie Erasmus tweets 'spot on' 34-word reply to Barrett interview
Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has tweeted his verdict on what All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett had to say about b…
Liam Heagney
11 Aug, 6:09
Foster makes four changes in latest All Blacks team to face Boks
Ian Foster has named an All Blacks team for next Saturday’s rematch with the Springboks in Johannesburg showing four changes - t…
Liam Heagney
11 Aug, 5:45
'It's only a rule until two blokes decide it's not a rule... Just cut the cord'
Japan bound Matt Toomua is calling on Australian rugby chiefs to scrap the “murky” Giteau Law restrictions on the number of ov…
Chris Jones
11 Aug, 5:17
'I was in an extraordinarily dark place and they have lifted me'
Ed Slater says he has been overwhelmed by the support from the rugby community after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
11 Aug, 4:27
'Can you move your fingers? Your toes?': Barrett feared the worst after aerial cartwheel
All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett feared the worst after landing head-first from a terrible mid-air challenge against South Afric…
10 Aug, 22:33
The quick solution to improve the All Blacks backline chemistry
As the All Blacks prepare for a rematch with the Springboks at Ellis Park they are in desperate need of finding answers for a team…
Ben Smith
10 Aug, 22:20
Springboks will rue benching the man who single-handedly dismantled the All Blacks
Make no mistake – this is an All Blacks side lacking structure, strategy and confidence – but there’s good reason to believe…
Tom Vinicombe
10 Aug, 17:55
The All Blacks lost their edge years ago
Recent All Blacks results have sparked an insecurity throughout New Zealand, the gravity of which hasn’t been felt in over a dec…
Ned Lester
10 Aug, 17:35
When 'riot police came and pepper sprayed everybody' at Leicester
The infamous occasion when Leicester lost the 2007 Heineken European Cup final to Wasps at Twickenham and the riot police turned u…
Liam Heagney
10 Aug, 11:53
IRFU statement: Transgender participation policy changes
The IRFU have announced ahead of the forthcoming 2022/23 season that it is to ban transgender women from playing female contact ru…
Kim Ekin
10 Aug, 11:15
Ex-Springboks midfielder assaulted following last Saturday's win
Former Springboks midfielder Grant Esterhuizen has taken to social media in an effort to track down two men who allegedly assaulte…
Liam Heagney
10 Aug, 8:20
'Ashamed': Ex-All Blacks player defends Ian Foster on Twitter
Former All Blacks winger Julian Savea has jumped to the defence of Ian Foster, stating that he is ashamed of how the coach is curr…
Liam Heagney
10 Aug, 6:53
DMP Durham Sharks statement: 2022/23 Premier 15s crowdfunding
DMP Durham Sharks have been granted additional time to save their Allianz Premier 15s season following three "extraordinary" days …
10 Aug, 6:05
'Still motivated to perform': Sale sign free agent Jason Woodward
Ten weeks after Gloucester announced that one-time England prospect Jason Woodward was leaving them at the end of the 2021/22 seas…
Liam Heagney
10 Aug, 5:38
Premier 15s: 'We need to have 6-8 teams consistently competitive before we add more clubs'
Back in June, the RFU outlined plans to professionalise the Premier 15s within the next ten years as part of a new strategy. Racha…
Rachael Burford
10 Aug, 5:15
Wasps statement: Coventry City pitch damage criticism
Wasps CEO Stephen Vaughan has fired back at Coventry City following criticisms by the football club about the state of the Coventr…
Liam Heagney
10 Aug, 5:14
Training ground injury sees Springboks parachute rookie into XV
Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks have been forced into making a change to the starting XV to face the All Blacks next Saturday, rep…
Liam Heagney
10 Aug, 4:55
Ex-New Zealand representatives call for shakeup to All Blacks' back three
Two ex-internationals have called for changes to the All Blacks' back three as New Zealand prepare to redeem themselves against th…
Alex McLeod
10 Aug, 0:15
Wallabies star willing to surrender No 10 jersey to James O'Connor or Noah Lolesio
Hodge came off the bench early in the second half after Cooper ruptured his Achilles and says he's happy to again assume the utili…
09 Aug, 22:55
'I'm not seeing it that way at all': Sam Cane shoots down journo's suggestion
The All Blacks are down on wins with just one from their last six tests but captain Sam Cane doesn't believe they have reached the…
Ben Smith
09 Aug, 22:22
Los Pumas need to be mentally stronger to finish when it is there for the taking
Los Pumas were one team in the opening forty minutes, another team in the following twenty and seemed to lose the plot in the fina…
Frankie Deges
09 Aug, 18:20
More concerns for All Blacks with Will Jordan absent from training
With Beauden and Jordie Barrett both leaving the field early against the Springboks on Saturday evening, the potential loss of ano…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Aug, 12:47
'I heard Julian White berate Manu for not punching properly'
Former Leicester CEO Simon Cohen has revisited the infamous 2011 occasion when Manu Tuilagi ignited a media storm after wildly pun…
Liam Heagney
09 Aug, 12:43
All Blacks back row desperate for a shake-up
Has the time come to make a big change in the All Blacks loose forwards?
Nick Bishop
09 Aug, 10:58
Colomiers statement: Contract terminated after failed doping test
Hooker Youssef Saaidia has been sacked by Colomiers just weeks before the start of the new Pro D2 season in France. The 27-year-ol…
Liam Heagney
09 Aug, 10:57
A 12-word Ngani Laumape tweet has whipped up his online followers
Former All Blacks midfielder Ngani Laumape has ignited an online debate with his first Twitter message since suddenly exiting Stad…
Liam Heagney
09 Aug, 10:11
RFU statement: Eddie Jones' criticism of private schools system
England boss Eddie Jones has been rebuked by the RFU for criticising the English game’s reliance on the private school system. T…
09 Aug, 9:40
'It's very fair': Richie Mo'unga responds to All Blacks fans in turmoil
Richie Mo'unga says the All Blacks are blocking out the outside noise of their unhappy fans and focusing squarely on snapping thei…
09 Aug, 8:17
'Belittled': Woodward fires back at Jones' 'insulting' comments
Clive Woodward has yet again verbally blasted Eddie Jones, branding the current England head coach’s comments on English rugby's…
Liam Heagney
09 Aug, 7:23
'A great addition to our squad': Saracens sign a Championship prop
Beaten finalists Saracens have added to their squad ahead of the new 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season by signing James Flynn, …
Liam Heagney
09 Aug, 6:27
Vermeulen back as Springboks make five team changes for All Blacks
Jacques Nienaber has named a Springboks team showing five changes for next Saturday’s Rugby Championship rematch with the All Bl…
Liam Heagney
09 Aug, 5:46
Leicester Tigers statement: The departure of Nemani Nadolo
Gallagher Premiership champions Leicester have issued a statement after it emerged overnight from Australia that Fijian winger Nem…
Liam Heagney
09 Aug, 4:33
'We can show how good we are': David Havili backs All Blacks to lift for Ellis Park
All Blacks second five-eighth David Havili is looking to atone for his personal performance in Mbombela as the team travels to Joh…
Ben Smith
09 Aug, 2:36
'The fish does rot at the head': Ex-Springboks weigh in on All Blacks 'turmoil'
The two South African pundits gave a blunt assessment of the All Blacks' coaching situation on SuperSport's Final Whistle show, wi…
Sam Smith
09 Aug, 1:38
'Very consistent guy with his emotions': White backs Cooper to return for World Cup
Cooper was a casualty of the Wallabies' opening Rugby Championship victory over Argentina, with the team rallying after his early …
09 Aug, 0:32
'I don't see him enough mixing it with our big boys': Springbok legend assesses the All Blacks back row
Former Springbok loose forward Schalk Burger has offered his thoughts on the All Blacks back row contingent following the 26-10 de…
Sam Smith
08 Aug, 21:27
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster explains his 'best performance' post-match comments
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has explained his extremely upbeat post-match comments around the 26-10 loss to the Springboks.
Ben Smith
08 Aug, 20:10
Nemani Nadolo returning to Super Rugby on one-year deal
Powerhouse Fijian international Nemani Nadolo has rejoined the NSW Waratahs ahead of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season, 12 years…
08 Aug, 19:48
'That's a bit of an uppercut': All Blacks had the game plan but couldn't execute
While the All Blacks were well and truly accounted for on Saturday night, going down 26-10 against the Springboks in Mbombela, Ric…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Aug, 12:38
Boks call up 'consistently superb' rookie to replace Arendse
The Springboks have called up an 'exciting' rookie to replace Kurt-Lee Arendse, whose Rugby Championship is effectively over after…
Kim Ekin
08 Aug, 12:10
Autobiography clipping reveals 'hell on earth' awaiting All Blacks
An apt autobiography clipping posted on social media reveals the 'hell on earth' awaiting the All Blacks when they visit Ellis Par…
Ian Cameron
08 Aug, 11:45
'Credit should go to the locks': Samisoni Taukei'aho downplays All Blacks performance
After a barnstorming showing in the No 2 jersey over the weekend, young All Blacks hooker Samisoni Taukei'aho has downplayed his p…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Aug, 10:27
Japan returnee Charlie Matthews gets second shot at Harlequins
Harlequins have re-signed Charlie Matthews, who left the club four years ago, having spent 2021 in Japan.
Kim Ekin
08 Aug, 9:00
Foster will get the sack even if All Blacks win at Ellis Park - Kempson
Former Springbok prop Robbie Kempson doesn't believe an All Blacks win at Ellis Park will be enough to save head coach Ian Foster …
Ian Cameron
08 Aug, 8:45
Arendse cops ban for incident that saw Barrett land on his head
Springboks wing Kurt-Lee Arendse has been hit with a four-week ban for his horror air collision with Beauden Barrett during the Ru…
Ian Cameron
08 Aug, 6:43
All Blacks officially fall to lowest ever ranking care of Willie Le Roux
The struggling All Blacks have fallen to their lowest-ever position in the World Rugby rankings - and it's all thanks to Willie Le…
Ian Cameron
08 Aug, 5:55
Women's Rugby World Cup organisers take inspiration from success of Euro 2022
England top the world rankings and have not lost in 23 matches.
08 Aug, 5:38
'It was month after month, my arm got weaker and weaker' - Ed Slater
Ed Slater said living in the present is helping him face the challenge of his motor neurone disease diagnosis.
08 Aug, 5:26
Ex-Springbok coach Peter de Villiers returns to rugby
Peter de Villiers, who coached the Springboks to a test series triumph over the British and Irish Lions in 2009...
Chris Jones
08 Aug, 4:20
Producing proper test match forwards not high on New Zealand's priority list
Nine scrums out of 10 against the All Blacks, you’ll win a penalty. Let’s say half of those are in kicking range, so that’s …
Hamish Bidwell
08 Aug, 3:55
'Prepared for this journey': Quade Cooper's message to fans after suffering Achilles injury
Wallabies veteran Quade Cooper is preparing for the long road to recovery after going down with a serious Achilles tendon injury.
07 Aug, 21:04
New Zealand newspapers call for Foster's axing as resentment swells
The Herald declares the All Blacks "play bad rugby", the latest example being a 26-10 loss to South Africa on Sunday morning (AEDT…
07 Aug, 20:07
Another loss for the All Blacks but Ian Foster is half-right
Despite the 26-10 end score, the All Blacks did show marked improvements in many areas of their game in their first test against t…
Ben Smith
07 Aug, 19:58
The potential All Blacks backline following injuries and 'a couple of tweaks'
With both Beauden and Jordie Barrett leaving the field early with injuries against the Springboks on Saturday, some significant ch…
Tom Vinicombe
07 Aug, 15:53
Ex-Gloucester lock Ed Slater puts his voice into a 'bank' as he battles MND
Gloucester Rugby's Ed Slater took time out from preparing for a 350 mile fundraising cycle ride to help the fight against motor ne…
Chris Jones
07 Aug, 9:19
'Belief won't save his job' - How NZ media is reacting to All Blacks loss
In a country already in the throes of a sporting crisis, the All Blacks one-sided defeat in Nelspruit has ratcheted up the tempera…
Ian Cameron
07 Aug, 9:03
Gareth Thomas sued after allegedly infecting ex-partner with HIV
Gareth Thomas is being taken to court by a former partner who has claimed he was infected by the former Wales star with HIV - a di…
Ian Cameron
07 Aug, 8:03
Quade Cooper's World Cup in doubt after 'devastating' injury update
The participation of Quade Cooper in the Wallabies Rugby World Cup campaign in France next year is under serious threat after the …
07 Aug, 6:32
The unheralded Welsh prop that left Mako Vunipola in a heap
Harri O'Connor is relaxing in sunny Lanzarote after a long hard season when his phone rings unexpectedly.
Steffan Thomas
07 Aug, 5:44
The full Ian Foster press conference that's upset a lot of All Blacks fans
The tone of head coach Ian Foster and captain Sam Cane's press conference after the All Blacks' worst defeat to South Africa in 94…
Kim Ekin
07 Aug, 5:05
'We talked a lot about him' - Wallabies did it for Hoops
The Wallabies trailed by nine points at half-time in the Mendoza match and then lost playmaker Cooper to a ruptured Achilles tendo…
07 Aug, 4:01
'That last one was very dangerous': All Blacks speak out over challenge on Beauden Barrett
All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has questioned the tactics used by the Springboks in the aerial contest zone in the wake of their …
Ben Smith
06 Aug, 22:08
'Faultless and flawless': How South African media reacted to big win over the All Blacks
A 'faultless and flawless' Springboks performance has been hailed by South African media as they 'bullied' the All Blacks in Mbomb…
Sam Smith
06 Aug, 21:56
Wallabies player ratings vs Argentina | The Rugby Championship
The Wallabies have opened their 2022 Rugby Championship account with a hard fought 41-26 victory over Los Pumas in Mendoza today.
Nick Turnbull
06 Aug, 18:33
'We know the Championship is not done yet': Springboks not finished after record win
South Africa beat New Zealand 26-10 in their Rugby Championship opener in Nelspruit on Saturday, adding to the woes of the embattl…
06 Aug, 18:18
'As a halfback, it is pretty noticeable': Aaron Smith on All Blacks' breakdown issues
The breakdown was an area that plagued the All Blacks at home against Ireland at times and has been a key work-on for Ian Foster's…
Ben Smith
06 Aug, 18:10
Quade Cooper injury mars Wallabies win over gritty Pumas
The Wallabies have opened their Rugby Championship campaign with a rousing 41-26 victory over Argentina but look to have lost play…
06 Aug, 17:28
Springboks player ratings vs New Zealand | The Rugby Championship
South Africa started their Rugby Championship campaign with a commanding 26-10 win over a hapless New Zealand in Nelspruit on Satu…
Jan De Koning
06 Aug, 15:30
All Blacks player ratings vs Springboks | The Rugby Championship
The All Blacks travelled to South Africa with one task on the agenda - righting the ship that had veered so seriously off-course i…
Tom Vinicombe
06 Aug, 15:20
Sam Cane's 'small margins' reaction to 16-point All Blacks defeat
Under-fire All Blacks skipper Sam Cane has refused to write off his team’s two-match series in South Africa, alleging that the f…
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 14:36
Ian Foster on verge of resignation after latest All Blacks flop
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster is facing fresh calls to step down after the latest loss and could now fall on his sword at the b…
Ian Cameron
06 Aug, 14:26
All Blacks losing run goes on as Boks dominate RC opener
Kurt-Lee Arendse’s maiden Test try condemned New Zealand to three straight defeats for the first time since 1998 as 14-man South…
06 Aug, 13:44
Springboks red: 'It's a quickly made decision, the right decision'
The match-winning Springboks finished their round one Rugby Championship victory with 14 players after rookie winger Kurt-Lee Aren…
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 13:36
Faf de Klerk knocked out in horror first-minute collision
Seasoned Springboks scrum-half Faf de Klerk was knocked out just 34 seconds into Saturday’s Rugby Championship match at home to …
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 11:51
Cash shortfall leaves club facing English top flight expulsion
DMP Durham Sharks face getting kicked out of the Allianz Premier 15s in England due to a cash shortfall ahead of the 2022/23 seaso…
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 8:20
Jones blames public schools for building 'compliant' rugby players
England head coach Eddie Jones has implied English rugby's reliance on private schools has led to a less resilient culture in the …
Ian Cameron
06 Aug, 7:35
Coventry City statement: Commonwealth Games rugby 7s pitch damage
Coventry City FC have revealed that a Saturday night pitch inspection needs to be passed if their first home match of the English …
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 7:35
Bath confirm 'imposing second row' signing after three-week trial
Johann van Grann has made yet another signing ahead of his first Gallagher Premiership campaign in charge at Bath, announcing that…
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 6:56
Ex-England coach takes a swipe at 'contact skills' coach adverts
Ex-England boss Brian Ashton has had a pop at the number of recruitment adverts for contact skills coaches in rugby, grumbling tha…
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 6:18
'After 16 years' neck abuse, it was time to get it fixed with 10th op'
Recently retired ex-England hooker Joe Gray has warned about the dangers of the scrum after posting some post-operation pictures f…
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 5:37
'I was meant to be a girl, the scans showed that I'd be a girl'
Flying Wales and Lions winger Louis Rees-Zammit has made a startling admission - that he was meant to be born a girl. The 21-year-…
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 4:42
Hooper masked feelings ahead of shock Wallabies walkout
Coach Dave Rennie has revealed skipper Michael Hooper had masked his feelings in the lead-up to his shock withdrawal.
06 Aug, 4:14
Rugby Australia statement: Michael Hooper
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has been withdrawn from Saturday's Test with Los Pumas and will be returning to Australia due to …
Ian Cameron
05 Aug, 17:28
Samisoni Taukei'aho faces trial by fire against Springboks lineout dismantlers
It wasn’t long ago that Samisoni Taukei’aho couldn’t deliver a ball into the lineout to save himself.
Tom Vinicombe
05 Aug, 15:00
'We haven't beaten the All Blacks at home in eight years' - Kolisi
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has warned that 'there is no Test bigger than this' for Ian Foster's All Blacks as they take on Sou…
Ian Cameron
05 Aug, 11:20
'We're anticipating a pretty hostile environment': All Blacks heading into the cauldron
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has suggested that while the Springboks will undoubtedly have the crowd very much on their side at Mbo…
Tom Vinicombe
05 Aug, 11:06
Ex-Wales centre bolsters Biarritz after Saili, Kuridrani exits
Relegated Top 14 side Biarritz have announced the signing of Tyler Morgan, the former Scarlets midfielder who last weekend represe…
Liam Heagney
05 Aug, 10:53
'Still trying to figure out if my old man had too much to drink'
Rookie All Blacks winger Leicester Fainga’anuku has spoken about the incredible name on his birth certificate - Leicester Ofa Ki…
Liam Heagney
05 Aug, 10:02
All Blacks face prospect of further World Rugby rankings drop
The All Blacks could fall even further down World Rugby's pecking order with a moderately heavy loss to the Springboks.
Kim Ekin
05 Aug, 7:48
'We still have a couple of slots': The gaps Exeter want to fill
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has suggested that further signings could be made by the Gallagher Premiership club before the new season g…
Liam Heagney
05 Aug, 7:47
Boudjellal names stars he would recruit if still involved in rugby
Former Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal has named the southern hemisphere stars of today that he would recruit if he was still invol…
Liam Heagney
05 Aug, 7:03
Liam Messam named for 100th cap as Damian McKenzie dons No 10 for Waikato
Waikato have named a side that should attract plenty of eyes when they take on Hawke's Bay this weekend.
Tom Vinicombe
05 Aug, 5:20
'We haven't spoken about the Cheika thing' - Cooper issue not a factor
Coach Dave Rennie doesn't believe Quade Cooper's fractious history with Argentina coach Michael Cheika will affect his Wallabies p…
05 Aug, 5:04
Ex-Wasps Test level lock snapped up by Pro D2 club Nevers
An ex-Wasps Test level lock, Lasha Jaiani, has signed for promotion-chasing Nevers ahead of the 2022/23 Pro D2 in France. The Geor…
Liam Heagney
05 Aug, 4:58
Injury-stricken Force swoop for Reds playmaker
The Western Force have swept in to sign playmaker Hamish Stewart on a two-year deal and the Queensland Reds insist they aren't ang…
05 Aug, 4:55
'He was desperate': Dave Rennie defends Samu Kerevi decision
Coach Dave Rennie insists he has no regrets about the decision to allow Wallabies linchpin Samu Kerevi to play Sevens in the Commo…
05 Aug, 4:36
How should I feel about a crap All Blacks side?
But every hero needs a villain and the All Blacks, those monsters under the bed who’d snatch me away in the night...
Daniel Gallan
05 Aug, 4:09
Cooper starts as Rennie names Wallabies team for Pumas
Late-bloomer Jed Holloway will make his Wallabies debut against Argentina after being named at blindside flanker for the opening R…
04 Aug, 15:22
Sam Cane can silence captaincy questions with Springboks statement
Sam Cane doesn’t need to be a great captain to survive, but he does need to be a great player.
Gregor Paul
04 Aug, 13:04
Red card changes won't affect All Blacks' approach to physicality
Contrary to some suggestions from around the world, the reintroduction of 20-minute red cards to the Rugby Championship is unlikel…
Tom Vinicombe
04 Aug, 12:15
WRU statement: Wales assistant Gareth Williams quits for Scarlets
Wales assistant coach Gareth Williams has quit the Wayne Pivac set-up, joining Scarlets as their defence coach after working in th…
Liam Heagney
04 Aug, 11:47
'We need to get the ball in his hands': Danger-man Caleb Clarke back in black
After sitting out the entirety of the 2021 Test season, Caleb Clarke is finally set to make a return to the black jersey in Mbombe…
Tom Vinicombe
04 Aug, 11:35
Long-awaited start arrives for hulking hooker Samisoni Taukei'aho
While it may not have happened as soon as many expected, Samisoni Taukei'aho has finally been handed a start for the All Blacks in…
Tom Vinicombe
04 Aug, 10:43
Seeing both sides: Understanding the RFU's decision on trans participation
The RFU has announced that trans women will no longer be able to take part in full contact women’s community rugby, a decision t…
Matt Merritt
04 Aug, 10:15
Argentina make nine changes and name Montoya as captain
Michael Cheika has shaken up his Argentina team for Saturday’s Rugby Championship game at home to Australia, making nine changes…
Liam Heagney
04 Aug, 9:40
IRFU statement: 43 women's player contracts worth up to €30,000
The IRFU have announced it will offer 43 centralised contracts to elite Ireland women’s players next season and appoint Gillian …
04 Aug, 9:00
Laporte No1 in latest top 50 most influential people in rugby list
Nineteen people from England have been named in the latest Rugby World magazine biennial list of the 50 most influential people in…
Liam Heagney
04 Aug, 8:39
'Thank God he has left the league': Ojomoh names toughest opponent
Bath midfielder Max Ojomoh has admitted he is glad that Nathan Hughes has quit the Gallagher Premiership in favour of a switch to …
Liam Heagney
04 Aug, 7:39
'Will only drive standards': Ealing sign an Aussie Super Rugby No9
Ambitious English Championship side Ealing have signed Jack Grant, the 28-year-old NSW Waratahs scrum-half who made nine appearanc…
Liam Heagney
04 Aug, 6:23
Jerry Tuwai's heartfelt message to Fiji after Birmingham medal miss
Double Olympic gold medal winner Jerry Tuwai insists he has no intention of retiring and has set his sights on helping the Fiji se…
Chris Jones
04 Aug, 5:38
All Blacks make four changes for Championship opener versus Boks
All Blacks boss Ian Foster has named a team to face the Springboks on Saturday in Nelspruit containing four changes from the XV be…
Liam Heagney
04 Aug, 5:16
The important phone call Arendse will make before facing All Blacks
Rookie Springboks winger Kurt-Lee Arendse has promised to make sure he does one particular thing before facing the All Blacks on S…
Liam Heagney
04 Aug, 4:46
'I certainly think turning professional in 2019 has helped enormously'
The 36-year-old highlighted the Red Roses’ move to professional contracts in 2019 as a huge moment.
04 Aug, 3:54
RFU reveal ticket sales soaring for England's next two women's internationals
Ticket sales have soared for England’s two September women’s internationals following the Lionesses’ triumphant Euro 2022 ca…
04 Aug, 3:38
'This guy can have erratic kicking nights': Return of Faf de Klerk is music to the ears of ex-All Black
Former All Black first five-eighth Stephen Donald has said that he has 'no issue' with the recall of Springboks scrumhalf Faf de K…
Sam Smith
03 Aug, 22:34
Rookie hooker called into Wallabies camp after training run injury
Porecki will be unavailable for the first Test against the Pumas in Mendoza on Sunday (AEST) but could play in their second match …
03 Aug, 21:59
Neil de Kock: Boks have own blueprint when plotting All Blacks' downfall
Of the last five meetings, the Springboks have only won once with three wins for the All Blacks and one draw. I don’t make much …
Neil de Kock
03 Aug, 21:47
Los Pumas need Cheika's magic in time for the World Cup
Currently ninth in the World Rugby Rankings, Los Pumas are fully aware that every test they play until their debut in France 2023 …
Frankie Deges
03 Aug, 18:48
Liam Messam's 'unlucky' penalty against the Boks that shows how much the game has changed
The All Blacks held a one point lead in the dying stages when Schalk Burger was hit high by a swinging arm tackle by Messam as he …
Sam Smith
03 Aug, 18:22
The Season | Series 9 | Episode 1 - Watch exclusively on RugbyPass
Nudgee College is the yard-stick to which all schoolboy rugby in Australia is measured, and this year the series returns to Brisba…
Sam Smith
03 Aug, 15:50
Northampton confirm 60-strong Dowson squad for 2022/23 season
New Northampton director of rugby Phil Dowson will lead a group of 60 players in his first season at the helm - up from 58 in 2021…
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 14:24
The traits that could hand uncapped All Blacks prop a surprise start against Boks
Don't be surprised if the latest injury-enforced call-up to the All Blacks earns a surprise berth in the matchday 23 to take on th…
Sam Smith
03 Aug, 12:19
Castrogiovanni accused of never being eligible to play for Italy
Famed Italy tighthead Martin Castrogiovanni has been accused of never being eligible to play for the Azzurri after he talked about…
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 11:03
St Helens statement: Serious injury for Racing signing Regan Grace
New Racing 92 signing Regan Grace won’t enjoy a seamless transition from rugby league to union as St Helens, his Super League cl…
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 10:20
4Ed campaign launches with next week's Ed Slater charity cycle
Ed Slater is to embark on a 350-mile charity cycle from Kingsholm to Welford Road Mattioli Woods and back via a number of other ru…
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 9:47
'Two poor games away from being fired - that's the reality'
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has refused to speculate on what is going on inside the All Blacks camp but admitted that h…
03 Aug, 8:38
Progressive Rugby statement: Seven-point plan to make rugby safer
Concussion awareness group Progressive Rugby have called on World Rugby to fast-track a package of player welfare requirements int…
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 8:01
Exeter sign 'explosive, dangerous, quality player' Solomone Kata
Exeter have made Tonga international Solomone Kata their fifth signing ahead of the 2022/23 season, the 27-year-old agreeing to a …
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 7:48
'I'm thinking of playing in goggles just in case'
Wallabies utility back Tom Wright has revived memories of the infamous 2014 night when kicker Bernard Foley had his shots at goal …
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 7:06
Scarlets issue 'truly overwhelming' Phil Bennett family statement
The family of the late Phil Bennett, the former Lions and Wales star out-half who sadly passed away in June at the age of 73, have…
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 5:44
Explained: What seduced Castres into signing 'unemployed' Nakarawa
Beaten Top 14 finalists Castres have explained why they have gambled on signing Leone Nakarawa, the Fijian forward whose career ha…
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 5:16
Woki: 'Everything said or written about our relationship is wrong'
France Grand Slam winner Cameron Woki has slammed the critics who claimed that a bust-up in his relationship with Christophe Urios…
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 4:40
The two sides to the Springboks, the good and the ugly
This subservient desire to slow the game down and not play with the ball was disgraceful for a team that was making their World Cu…
Ben Smith
03 Aug, 0:37
'It's a next man up mentality': Wallabies looking for Kerevi solution
It's a massive blow for the Wallabies' hopes of winning the Rugby Championship or finally wresting back the Bledisloe Cup from New…
03 Aug, 0:06
'I'll never forget': Laumape posts farewell Stade Francais message
Former All Blacks midfielder Ngani Laumape has posted his Parisian farewell message on social media after it was confirmed by Stad…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 11:53
All Blacks not ruling out surprise tactics from 'old foe'
The current iteration of the Springboks have built their reputation on kicking-oriented, forwards-dominated rugby - but the All Bl…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Aug, 11:03
'Adapting' Hidalgo-Clyne checks in at seventh club in four years
Well-travelled Scotland scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne has revealed first impressions of his new life in Italy, the soon-to-be 29-ye…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 10:45
The unacceptable facet of All Blacks play Sam Cane pinpoints as the first priority
New Zealand captain Sam Cane believes there is "not a whole lot" they need to improve to get back into top form after four losses …
02 Aug, 8:49
Vannes have torn up their two-year deal to sign Alapati Leiua
Former Samoan international Alapati Leiua has had his deal to join Vannes scrapped just weeks ahead of the start of the 2022/23 PR…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 8:20
'I'm not sure he's up to it': Ex-Bok heaps pressure on Sam Cane
A former Springboks forward has heaped the pressure on All Blacks skipper Sam Cane ahead of Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 7:42
De Villiers: Boks can 'definitely win both games against All Blacks'
Former Springboks midfielder Jean de Villiers is backing Jacques Nienaber’s squad to deliver a 2-0 series win over the wounded A…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 6:40
'Depth of knowledge stood out': Glasgow appoint Franco Smith
Glasgow have appointed Franco Smith as their new head coach on an initial two-year contract. The 50-year-old joins from the Italia…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 6:27
Faf de Klerk starts as Springboks make three changes for All Blacks
Faf de Klerk has been recalled to start by the Springboks in this Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener at home to the All Blacks…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 5:59
Devastating injury update for Wallabies' Samu Kerevi - report
Rugby Australia has yet to have their say but it is believed that Samu Kerevi will miss the rest of 2022 following the injury sust…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 5:20
'I'm proud': Richards' first post-Newcastle gig is quite poignant
Ex-Newcastle boss Dean Richards has landed himself his first coaching opportunity since quitting the Falcons after ten years as th…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 4:52
'It feels like home, feels good': Larkham confirms Brumbies staff
Even with Scott Sio, Folau Fainga'a, Irae Simone and Tom Banks departing the ACT Brumbies, new coach Stephen Larkham believes thei…
02 Aug, 4:19
When is it going to be the fault of the All Blacks' players for their results
Robinson and company aren’t out there on the park. That’s still the players’ domain and just because things may be shambolic…
Hamish Bidwell
01 Aug, 23:52
'That there makes me nervous': Ex-All Blacks worried about fronting up at set-piece time
The All Blacks will have to improve their set-piece execution against the Springboks if they are any chance at Mbombela Stadium ac…
Sam Smith
01 Aug, 23:38
The physical punishment Richie McCaw took from South Africa in the 2015 semi-final
Richie McCaw and his All Black pack had to rise up to the challenge to one of the most imposing South African forward packs in rec…
Sam Smith
01 Aug, 20:49
'It is a completely different beast': All Blacks preparing for a different style to Ireland says Rieko Ioane
The All Blacks have arrived in South Africa in preparation for their first game there in four years but despite the long break, Ri…
Ben Smith
01 Aug, 18:06
'What's concerning us is that some different issues have become conflated'
Lawyers for more than 185 players are suing the sport’s governing bodies for allegedly failing to “protect players from perman…
01 Aug, 11:49
Tier structure to be axed as World Rugby appoint independent ethics officer
World Rugby has recruited Neil Hallett as its first independent ethics officer, a role which will see him support its new integrit…
Ian Cameron
01 Aug, 10:54
Laumape's playing future confirmed as Stade enlist All Black replacement
Former All Blacks centre Ngani Laumape will not be returning to Stade Francais - French media have revealed.
Ian Cameron
01 Aug, 10:18
Blitzboks want to keep try-scoring phenomenon on Sevens circuit
The Blitzboks admit that they are desperate to keep Commonwealth Games try-scoring phenomenon Angelo Davids playing the shortened …
Kim Ekin
01 Aug, 7:19
The pathfinder: Fiona Coughlan
The Irish Women's game has been left lagging without professional contracts but there is now hope things are set to change and the…
Garry Doyle
01 Aug, 7:18
'Don't you ever do that again' - Dagg's 2010 ripping out in front of team
Former All Blacks back Israel Dagg has broken down his 2010 match-winner for New Zealand against South Africa in Soweto in the Rug…
Ian Cameron
01 Aug, 5:43
Former Fiji wing Bobo launches blistering attack on current Test squad
Former Flying Fijian wing Sireli Bobo has launched a blistering attack on the current international squad following the disappoint…
Chris Jones
01 Aug, 4:34
Waratahs sign Wallabies bad boy Latu
Tolu Latu has been thrown a rugby career lifeline by his former club the NSW Waratahs, who have signed the hooker.
01 Aug, 3:54
'I find that difficult': Ex-All Black unhappy with Robertson's double World Cup comments
Former All Black Jeff Wilson has criticised Scott Robertson for heaping pressure on New Zealand Rugby with his latest comments mad…
Sam Smith
01 Aug, 0:21
'Very real chance' of Springboks getting bounced at quarter-finals says South African pundit
A South African rugby scribe has highlighted 'the very real chance' that the Springboks could be headed for a quarter-final exit a…
Sam Smith
01 Aug, 0:07
'We weren't perfect': Springboks want to find 'A-game' ahead of All Black challenge
The Springboks could be in for a big shock if they don’t lift their performance levels for their upcoming Rugby Championship mat…
31 Jul, 22:17
Beauden Barrett's epic response after being steamrolled by Springbok captain Jean de Villiers
The All Blacks finished 38-27 winners in an epic back-and-forth encounter that saw two incredible tries to wing Bryan Habana in th…
Sam Smith
31 Jul, 17:14
Scottish Rugby statement: Siobhan Cattigan Sunday Times article
The Scottish rugby union have issued a statement following the publication of a harrowing interview with the family of the late Si…
Liam Heagney
31 Jul, 11:04
'Cardio' Nadolo tweet sums up watching Fiji in men's sevens action
Fiji winger Namani Nadolo has perfectly summed up in a single tweet what watching his country play men’s sevens rugby is like.
Liam Heagney
31 Jul, 10:32
Leicester to fill hooker gap with short-term Super Rugby signing
Gallagher Premiership champions Leicester have reportedly signed NSW Waratahs hooker Tom Horton ahead of the September start of th…
Liam Heagney
31 Jul, 8:53
The 'heartbreaking' Twitter reaction to harrowing Cattigan story
An extraordinary interview with the family of the late Siobhan Cattigan, a Scotland women’s rugby player who died in November 20…
Liam Heagney
31 Jul, 8:14
'Treatment of Foster by his own community nothing short of shameful'
Ex-Scotland boss Matt Williams has hit out at the New Zealand media and All Blacks fans for their treatment of Ian Foster in the w…
Liam Heagney
31 Jul, 7:15
'Stupid way to behave': Ex-Ireland player's shock concussion claim
Ex-Ireland hooker Bernard Jackman has admitted he suffered approximately 25 concussions during his final year as a player, the maj…
Liam Heagney
31 Jul, 6:28
Willie le Roux tackles critics, explains his new bomb squad role
Seasoned Springboks full-back Willie le Roux has addressed the criticism he regularly receives and has also spoken about what it h…
Liam Heagney
31 Jul, 5:24
The All Blacks' lost competitive advantage that they must find again
The All Blacks' attacking ability has slowly faded in the age of super powered defences and the widely trumpeted 'rush defence' th…
Ben Smith
31 Jul, 4:10
'All of a sudden a big part of their game is gone': Ex-All Black first five on Boks' vulnerability
Former first five-eighth Stephen Donald says that things look bleak for the All Blacks but that shouldn't deter them from believin…
Ben Smith
30 Jul, 19:06
Wallabies wary of threat Cheika brings to Argentina
Having played with European heavyweights Toulouse since 2019, Arnold hoped his experience could make a difference to the Wallabies…
30 Jul, 18:33
'They never gave me a proper shot': Laumape opens up on social media about NZ departure
Former All Black Ngani Laumape has opened up on social media to fans about leaving New Zealand for France after receiving an under…
Sam Smith
30 Jul, 17:43
Pro D2 hooker banned by the French Anti-Doping Agency - report
Colomiers hooker Youssef Saaidia has been temporarily suspended by the French Anti-Doping Agency ahead of the start of the new 202…
Liam Heagney
30 Jul, 9:41
Charity cycles, including one for Tom Smith, raise nearly 200k
Two separate week-long UK charity cycles - one in honour of the late Lions prop Tom Smith, the other headed by another Lions forwa…
Liam Heagney
30 Jul, 8:48
'Results put him in trouble': The Carl Hayman verdict on Ian Foster
Former All Blacks prop Carl Hayman has given his verdict on the Ian Foster situation as boss of New Zealand, who have flown to Sou…
Liam Heagney
30 Jul, 6:53
The Fiji reaction to losing assistant Jason Ryan to the All Blacks
Fiji boss Vern Cotter has finally shared his thoughts on the sudden loss of forwards coach Jason Ryan to the All Blacks. The assis…
Liam Heagney
30 Jul, 6:19
Wasps statement: The latest delay to stadium bondholders repayment
Wasps’ worrying delay in repaying their bondholders has taken another twist following the latest statement from the club admitti…
Liam Heagney
30 Jul, 5:44
NZR boss Robinson breaks silence and sparks confusion over Foster
New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson has broken his silence on the messy post-Ireland Test series loss fallout - but he tellingly …
Liam Heagney
30 Jul, 5:08
'I never freaked out but I'd to hate all opponents to be stronger'
Legendary Georgia forward Mamuka Gorgodze has reflected on his stellar career, explaining how he survived in the Top 14 and enjoye…
Liam Heagney
29 Jul, 11:45
Seven votes the margin as RFU changes gender participation policy
Rugby Football Union (RFU) council members have narrowly back a recommendation that will see transgender women banned from playing…
Liam Heagney
29 Jul, 11:21
Lyon sign Top League Kiwi as medical joker cover for Lima Sopoaga
Lyon have confirmed they have drafted in former Hurricanes out-half Fletcher Smith as medical joker cover for former All Blacks ha…
Liam Heagney
29 Jul, 9:04
1994 World Cup antics: 'Half a pint of vodka went down my throat!'
You’d be hard pressed to find a more charismatic and influential character in helping shape English women’s rugby than Gill Bu…
Lucy Lomax
29 Jul, 7:45
New IRFU deal means Farrell won't succeed Jones as England coach
Speculation that Andy Farrell could succeed Eddie Jones as England boss following the 2023 World Cup in France has been buried aft…
Liam Heagney
29 Jul, 7:24
An ex-NZR boss has called on 'out of touch' CEO Robinson to resign
Ex-New Zealand rugby boss David Moffett has slammed current NZR CEO Mark Robinson, claiming he should return home from attending t…
Liam Heagney
29 Jul, 7:00
Rabbitohs boss Demetriou fires back at Eddie Jones over 'dream job'
South Sydney Rabbitohs' Jason Demetriou hasn’t taken kindly to England boss Eddie Jones claiming that coaching the NRL club is h…
Liam Heagney
29 Jul, 6:22
Bath confirm six injured players will miss start of Premiership
New Bath head of medical services Rory Murray has issued a lengthy squad injury update at the end of the Gallagher Premiership clu…
Liam Heagney
29 Jul, 5:47
'It's hurtful… it's ridiculous how ruthless it has actually been'
Scrum-half Aaron Smith has launched a defiant defence of Ian Foster and Sam Cane prior to the All Blacks flying out to South Afric…
Liam Heagney
29 Jul, 5:17
Nigel Owens wades into the row over the 20-minute red card trial
Centurion referee Nigel Owens has re-stated his dissatisfaction with the 20-minute red card law trial. It was last March, in an in…
Liam Heagney
29 Jul, 4:43
Elevator moment convinced Rokocoko about 'rugby scientist' Schmidt
Legendary All Blacks winger Joe Rokocoko has recalled the seminal elevator moment that convinced him that Joe Schmidt, Ian Foster…
Liam Heagney
28 Jul, 12:20
Nienaber breaks silence on Boks' two selection casualties
Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber has opened up on the two notable omissions from his Rugby Championship squad.
Warren Fortune
28 Jul, 10:34
67-strong RFU council poised to vote on transgender women ban
Rugby Football Union (RFU) council members will decide on Friday whether to back a recommendation that would see transgender women…
28 Jul, 10:14
The trouble with the All Blacks' reserve squad members
In taking a mammoth squad of 36 players to South Africa, the All Blacks are perhaps risking leaving some of their men undercooked …
Tom Vinicombe
28 Jul, 10:12
'Hasn't disappointed': Ibitoye's first interview as Bristol player
Ex-England age-grade star Gabriel Ibitoye has given his first interview as a Bristol player following the completion of his overse…
Liam Heagney
28 Jul, 8:58
It's not X-factor the All Blacks are desperate for in the midfield
For the last six years, the All Blacks have seemingly erred away from technical skills in favour of X-factor.
Nick Bishop
28 Jul, 8:33
Prioritising professionalism: Why Premier 15s and unions are leading the way
The growth of women's rugby has led to repeated calls to professionalise the game and over the past month we’ve seen the RFU ann…
Matt Merritt
28 Jul, 8:30
Sale explain how long new signing George Ford will be absent for
Alex Sanderson has shed light on how much of the upcoming 2022/23 season that England international George Ford will miss at his n…
Liam Heagney
28 Jul, 8:08
Polledri 'is back' after nearly two years on sidelines
Gloucester have re-signed Italian international Jake Polledri after the backrow spent nearly two years on the sidelines following …
Ian Cameron
28 Jul, 7:51
Leinster recruit from Google to replace retiring CEO Mick Dawson
Leinster have recruited Google managing director Shane Nolan as their new CEO to replace Mick Dawson, the official who is retiring…
Liam Heagney
28 Jul, 6:36
'Staggeringly bad look from SANZAAR' - New TRC card trial slammed
SANZAAR are under fire from concussion advocates Progressive Rugby after it was confirmed that the 20-minute red card will be use…
Ian Cameron
28 Jul, 6:31
South African sides skip opening weekend as URC fixtures unveiled
The United Rugby Championship (URC) has unveiled its fixtures for the new 2022/23 season which begins in 50 days’ time - on Sept…
Liam Heagney
28 Jul, 5:57
RFU statement: Ex-Premiership player banned for prohibited substance
Former Sale, Northampton and Wasps midfielder Chris Mayor - a 2006 Premiership winner with the Sharks - has been banned from all s…
Liam Heagney
28 Jul, 5:35
'I'm probably a few steps behind': Toulouse timber playing Wallabies catch-up
Veteran lock Rory Arnold has shrugged off any injury concerns to put his hand up for selection for the Wallabies' opening Rugby Ch…
28 Jul, 5:19
French Top 14 facing nightmare ban on matches at night - report
Rugby in France is facing a possible ban on nighttime matches as early as the upcoming start of the new 2022/23 Top 14 and Pro D2 …
Liam Heagney
28 Jul, 4:53
Springboks give mid-camp update on fitness of Vermeulen and Steyn
The Springboks have given an update on Duane Vermeulen and Frans Steyn, the World Cup-winning duo recalled to their Rugby Champion…
Liam Heagney
28 Jul, 3:43
Storm coach Bellamy's advice to embattled All Blacks coach Ian Foster
Ahead of their fixture against the Warriors in Auckland, Storm coach Craig Bellamy was asked about the All Blacks.
28 Jul, 0:11
The five things the All Blacks must fix to play the Springboks
Here are five things the All Blacks must fix in their opening Rugby Championship fixture against the Springboks on August 6 in Mbo…
27 Jul, 23:40
Former Super Rugby title-winning coach links up with Highlanders in new role
Boyd will draw on his wealth of coaching experience to help guide new head coach, Clarke Dermody, and his coaching group in 2023.
Sam Smith
27 Jul, 21:35
'This is a great decision': Red card rules changed for The Rugby Championship
The 20-minute red card will be used during the Rugby Championship after SANZAAR decided to reintroduce the law trial.
27 Jul, 20:58
'I don't think they're doing their job right': Hansen lays blame for All Blacks' woes
Much has been centred on coach Ian Foster, Hansen's long-term assistant, who took the reins in 2019 but boasts just a 67 per cent …
27 Jul, 20:45
'None of this is his fault': All Black casualty Pita Gus Sowakula looking outside-in
All Black rookie Pita Gus Sowakula missed the cut in the 42-man squad for The Rugby Championship after making his debut in the thr…
Sam Smith
27 Jul, 20:40
Bath turn to an ex-Ireland lock to cover for the injured Ewels
Bath have signed former Ireland international lock Quinn Roux for the 2022/23 season. The forward heads to the Gallagher Premiersh…
27 Jul, 12:25
Ex-Wales skipper Ieuan Evans succeeds Jason Leonard in Lions role
Former Wales captain Ieuan Evans will succeed Jason Leonard as chair of the British and Irish Lions board. Evans, 58, takes up the…
27 Jul, 12:10