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Murphy Walker: ‘It was the first time I have cried in front of the boys’
The Glasgow and Scotland prop is finally on the comeback trail after some dark times over the past 17 months.
FEATURE
Bryn Palmer
16 May 2024, 5:59
Toulouse centre handed ban but given Champions Cup final lifeline
Toulouse centre Santiago Chocobares has given a three week ban for his dangerous tackle on Harlequins centre Luke Northmore in the…
Josh Raisey
16 May 2024, 5:19
Freda Tafuna: 'When I crossed the adrenalin was flowing through my veins'
Freda Tafuna became the first American player to score tries in consecutive Tests against the Black Ferns when she crossed in the …
Exclusive
Adam Julian
16 May 2024, 4:48
Retiring Tom Cruse lands coaching role next season
Northampton Saints' retiring hooker Tom Cruse has been named the forwards coach of Championship outfit Bedford Blues for next seas…
Josh Raisey
16 May 2024, 4:37
Former All Black’s bold Crusaders call before Brumbies clash
Former All Black Mils Muliaina believes the Crusaders are the “one team” that can potentially upset the Brumbies in Canberra.
Finn Morton
16 May 2024, 2:06
The Junior Wallaby with shades of 'BOD' who was snapped up after four tries in five games
2023 Junior Wallaby Henry O'Donnell is a self-identified "absolute footy tragic" who has found his way out west with the Force.
Interview
Finn Morton
16 May 2024, 0:23
New video shows Sam Cane was surprisingly good at one thing for the All Blacks
All Blacks captain Sam Cane has become renown for his hard-hitting and work rate after 95 Tests and for being one of the most resp…
Kim Ekin
15 May 2024, 22:21
Star on the rise: Australia’s Ruby Nicholas ‘not as scared’ on SVNS Series
Australia's rising star Ruby Nicholas doesn’t look out of place on the HSBC SVNS Series.
Interview
Finn Morton
15 May 2024, 21:46
WXV1 spot on the line as Wallaroos prepare for must-win USA clash
The Wallaroos' must-win rugby match against the US has an extra level of intrigue.
AAP
15 May 2024, 20:29
All Black Sam Cane reveals if World Cup loss influenced Test retirement
About 30 minutes after the full-time whistle, captain Cane said the red card was something he’ll “have to live with forever.…
Finn Morton
15 May 2024, 20:04
The Chiefs breakout No.8 who was named after Braveheart
Wallace Sititi would have been satisfied with one game for the Chiefs in 2024. He’s played seven, including five stars in a row.
Interview
Adam Julian
15 May 2024, 19:30
Hurricanes re-sign three loose forwards and one prop
The Hurricanes have bolstered their loose forward stocks by re-signing three flankers and one prop to at least 2026. 
Ben Smith
15 May 2024, 18:05
Edinburgh make official their list of seven end-of-season leavers
A hip injury kept scrum-half sidelined for the whole 2023/24 campaign and his name was the final addition to an exit list that had…
Liam Heagney
15 May 2024, 16:18
Wyn Jones: 'I feel fitter now than at any time since the Lions tour.'
The British and Irish Lion has seen his long stay at the Scarlets end and he is looking for a new opportunity
FEATURE
Mark Orders
15 May 2024, 12:52
The non-Springbok Ben Tameifuna labels one of world's best scrummagers
Tonga and Bordeaux-Begles tighthead Ben Tameifuna holds South African props in very high regard, and understandably so.
Josh Raisey
15 May 2024, 11:35
Northampton sign legend's son to add a 'massive physical presence'
Former Tonga international Soane Tonga’uiha spent seven seasons at Franklin’s Gardens, the giant marrying his power to a reput…
Liam Heagney
15 May 2024, 10:27
Ex-England lock Josh McNally set for Bath exit
Bath have announced the departure of former captain Josh McNally at the end of the season after five years at the Rec.
Josh Raisey
15 May 2024, 10:01
Ex-Saracens tighthead Titi Lamositele is back in the Premiership
The confirmation comes in the same week that Harlequins admitted that Will Collier, the academy graduate who made a first-team deb…
Liam Heagney
15 May 2024, 8:22
Ulster confirm a nine-strong leavers list that includes Dave Ewers
The 33-year-old, a one-time England hopeful when Eddie Jones was in charge, joined the Irish province last summer following the ma…
Liam Heagney
15 May 2024, 8:03
Fin Richardson targeting Scotland call-up after signing for Glasgow
Glasgow Warriors have announced the signing of former Scotland U20 tighthead prop Fin Richardson from Exeter Chiefs ahead of next …
Josh Raisey
15 May 2024, 7:43
France sevens head coach David Courteix: 'We have to look for luck'
France 7s Women's coach David Courteix discusses the reasons why France have yet to win a cup in the regular season.
Interview
Willy Billiard
15 May 2024, 7:41
Scotland scrum-half Scott Steele forced to retire aged 30
Former Scotland and Edinburgh scrum-half Scott Steele has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 30.
Josh Raisey
15 May 2024, 7:26
Georgia star Tedo Abzhandadze to swap French clubs after early release
It is a done deal. Tedo Abzhandadze will move to Stade Aurillacois Cantal Auvergne, joining his fellow Georgian teammates Luka Nio…
Francisco Isaac
15 May 2024, 6:52
EPCR name referees for Leinster-Toulouse, Sharks-Gloucester finals
There had been a suggestion, namely from the likes of pundit Andy Goode, that Luke Pearce should be the English official entrusted…
Liam Heagney
15 May 2024, 6:29
Stuart McCloskey explains his online bust-up with Stephen Ferris
Following Ulster’s 14-53 EPCR Challenge Cup quarter-final hammering at Clermont on April 13, the 2009 Grand Slam winner posted a…
Liam Heagney
15 May 2024, 6:04
Sam Cross one of two internationals on 15-man Newcastle exit list
Flanker Sam Cross is one of 15 players that will leave Newcastle Falcons at the end of the season, the club have confirmed in thei…
Josh Raisey
15 May 2024, 5:41
Mick Cleary: 'How difficult must it be to be a Glaws fan and keep frustrations in check?'
The shellacking dished out by Northampton has been defended by head coach George Skivington after his high-stakes selection gamble
FEATURE
Mick Cleary
15 May 2024, 5:23
Why iron-willed Owen Farrell is still one of the world's best
The Saracen may soon be lost to England duty, but remains a bristling string-puller at the highest level.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
15 May 2024, 5:13
Ernst van Rhyn: 'I was a late bloomer in rugby, flying planes is my passion'
The Sale Sharks juggernaut is making a big impression on the pitch and in the skies.
FEATURE
Jamie Lyall
15 May 2024, 5:11
Alex Sanderson recalls a booze-fuelled fight with Billy Vunipola
Now working as the Sale director of rugby, Sanderson is due to bring his Sharks to the StoneX this Saturday looking for a result a…
Liam Heagney
15 May 2024, 4:55
Duhan van der Merwe lays bare his British & Irish Lions ambitions
Scotland wing Duhan van der Merwe insists he doesn’t need a summer off and would love to go on their forthcoming tour of North a…
Bryn Palmer
15 May 2024, 4:17
Exeter statement: Immediate effect retirement of Rory O’Loughlin
The 2023 Premiership Rugby Cup winner played his last match for the Chiefs in January, but that start in the Investec Champions Cu…
Liam Heagney
15 May 2024, 2:50
Ospreys name seven end-of-season leavers, including Alex Cuthbert
Cuthbert joins fellow departing Wales internationals George North and Nicky Smith. But unlike North and Smith, who have secured …
Liam Heagney
15 May 2024, 2:44
Brumbies bring back top performers to face Crusaders on title anniversary
The Brumbies have been adamant about not taking the 11th-placed Crusaders lightly as they host the struggling reigning champs in C…
Ned Lester
15 May 2024, 1:32
Fergus Burke returns for Crusaders in must-win clash with Brumbies
The Crusaders have welcomed back first five-eighth Fergus Burke for their crucial round 13 clash against the Brumbies in Canberra.
Ned Lester
15 May 2024, 1:07
McKenzie and Stevenson back for the Chiefs to play Rebels
All Blacks Damian McKenzie and Shaun Stevenson have returned to the Chiefs starting line-up as they prepare to face the Rebels in …
Ben Smith
15 May 2024, 0:45
Stephen Perofeta returns as Blues rest and rotate squad for Highlanders
The Blues have rested and rotated a number of players for their round 13 contest against the Highlanders at Eden Park.
Ned Lester
15 May 2024, 0:41
Hurricanes retain just four starters to play Moana Pasifika
The Hurricanes have rung the changes for their next home clash against Moana Pasifika at Sky Stadium this Friday night.
Ben Smith
15 May 2024, 0:34
Highlanders name young XV eager to upset table-topping Blues
For the Blues game, they've selected their strongest available 23 and again named All Balck Ethan de Groot as captain.
Ned Lester
15 May 2024, 0:19
Sam Cane leaves immense legacy and opportunity in All Blacks wake
Sam Cane's impending retirement from international rugby changes the outlook for the famous All Blacks No. 7 jersey moving forward…
Ned Lester
14 May 2024, 23:41
'We've choked in the finals': Dalton Papali'i's take on Blues being top seed
The Blues have staked their claim as Super Rugby Pacific's best team with their 31-27 win over the Hurricanes in Auckland over the…
Ned Lester
14 May 2024, 22:59
Blues fullback Zarn Sullivan diagnosed with another significant knee injury
In what was shaping up to be a breakout year for Zarn Sullivan, the Blues fullback has been diagnosed with a meniscus tear and wil…
Ned Lester
14 May 2024, 21:59
Ex-All Black tables conspiracy theory over Sam Cane's retirement
Former All Black fullback Israel Dagg is at a loss to explain the international retirement of current captain Sam Cane, sharing hi…
Ben Smith
14 May 2024, 21:27
New Zealand's newest try-scoring ace emerges in U20 championship
On Sunday, Solomon scored two tries in a 36-25 victory over Australia as the ‘Baby Blacks’ secured inaugural Rugby Championshi…
Interview
Adam Julian
14 May 2024, 19:19
Melbourne Rebels unsure if Chiefs game the last hurrah for embattled club
The future of the cash-strapped club in the competition remains uncertain beyond 2024 as they await a decision from Rugby Australi…
AAP
14 May 2024, 18:40
What the Brumbies think of the 11th placed Crusaders
the ACT Brumbies are dismissing the Crusaders' lowly spot on the ladder ahead of a nostalgic showdown with the 11-times Super Rugb…
AAP
14 May 2024, 18:30
Flood of back three talent highlights Australia’s folly in pursuing league stars
A glut of back-three talent has exposed Australia's short-sighted policy in luring Joseph Suaali’i from league.
FEATURE
Brett McKay
14 May 2024, 15:00
The Mark McCall prediction about the departing Vunipola brothers
Saracens confirmed on Tuesday that the 31- and 33-year-old brothers will exit the English Gallagher Premiership club at the end of…
Liam Heagney
14 May 2024, 14:38
What George Skivngton discovered 'watching that game back four times'
Set to play the Durban-based Sharks in the EPCR Challenge Cup final on May 24 at Tottenham, the Kingsholm outfit sent their second…
Liam Heagney
14 May 2024, 13:40
Danny Care sets sights on perfect send-off for ‘proper Harlequins legend’
Danny Care wants to send his departing Harlequins team-mate Will Collier out on a high by sneaking into the semi-finals of the Gal…
PA
14 May 2024, 13:36
The wily coach facing one of rugby's toughest tests vs Robbie Deans
If Yokohama Canon Eagles are to stop Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights in Saturday’s first semi-final of Japan Rugby League One at …
Analysis
Matt McILraith
14 May 2024, 12:42
Sale explain 'getting rinsed' reason why Tom Curry won't face Saracens
The Sharks will go into the rematch without their fit-again England back-rower even though they know a loss to the second-place Lo…
Liam Heagney
14 May 2024, 12:05
Quins prop Will Collier agrees Top 14 move with replacement lined up
Harlequins tighthead prop Will Collier is set to leave the club after 13 seasons in order to move to the Top 14.
Josh Raisey
14 May 2024, 11:45
Surgery rules Ireland lock Iain Henderson out of Springboks series
Ireland lock Iain Henderson has been ruled out of the upcoming series against world champions South Africa after undergoing an ope…
Josh Raisey
14 May 2024, 11:11
Henry Thomas on the verge of Wales return – report
Castres tighthead prop Henry Thomas is set to sign for the Scarlets, according to WalesOnline.
Josh Raisey
14 May 2024, 10:41
Watch: Josua Tuisova scores just 25 seconds into his Racing 92 debut
It will be hard to find a player who has made more of an immediate impact on a club than Josua Tuisova did for Racing 92 on Saturd…
Josh Raisey
14 May 2024, 10:23
Ex-NZ U20 wing one of two Edinburgh back-three stars to sign new deals
Edinburgh have followed the signing of Ross McCann on a permanent deal by securing the future of his back-three teammates Nathan S…
Josh Raisey
14 May 2024, 10:13
Edinburgh sign Olympian Ross McCann on permanent deal
Edinburgh have announced the signing of Great Britain Sevens star Ross McCann on a two-year deal.
Josh Raisey
14 May 2024, 10:03
'This is my home': Brett Connon commits to Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons fly-half Brett Connon has signed a new two-year deal with the club.
Josh Raisey
14 May 2024, 9:55
The special 'tough f***er' description of Leinster boss Leo Cullen
Hamilton was part of the Leicester squad in the mid-noughties looking to prosper from the retirement of the legendary Martin Johns…
Liam Heagney
14 May 2024, 8:52
Saracens confirm the end-of-season exits of Billy and Mako Vunipola
Title-chasing Saracens have officially confirmed that brothers Billy and Mako Vunipola will leave the club at the end of the 2023/…
Liam Heagney
14 May 2024, 8:26
Gloucester statement: Kingsholm exit of Jonny May confirmed
Gloucester have confirmed the end-of-season exit of Jonny May, the former England winger who called time on his international care…
Liam Heagney
14 May 2024, 7:14
Ireland have at last reacted to the Eben Etzebeth 'arrogance' claim
There has finally been an Ireland reaction to the claim made a fortnight ago by Eben Etzebeth that the Irish reacted arrogantly af…
Liam Heagney
14 May 2024, 6:36
David Flatman: 'I love watching bone-shuddering tackles, monster ball carries and crushingly intense scrummaging'
Rugby will always be a bit dangerous and not a game for everyone but shouldn't apologise for that, argues the former England prop.…
FEATURE
David Flatman
14 May 2024, 4:46
Edinburgh boss backs 'first on the team sheet' to make Scotland debut
Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt has backed centre Matt Currie to win a first full Scotland cap on their summer tour of North and…
Bryn Palmer
14 May 2024, 3:59
'Nobody wants to go the entire season without a league win' - Falcons aim to avoid equalling record
Newcastle have one match left to break their winless run or join Rotherham and London Welsh in Premiership history.
FEATURE
Neil Squires
14 May 2024, 3:28
‘For their country’: Junior Springboks captain beams with pride after win
South Africa U20 captain Zachary Porthen beamed with pride after the Junior Springboks dug deep to record a last-minute 30-28 win …
Interview
Finn Morton
14 May 2024, 2:05
Spirits still high as Waratahs get desperate with season ‘on the line’
The NSW Waratahs are clinging to positives as they chase a desperately needed clinical edge to keep their Super Rugby Pacific fina…
AAP
14 May 2024, 1:34
OTD: Former England skipper Martin Johnson suffers disappointment
Johnson’s Leicester were beaten 39-14 by arch-rivals Wasps in the Premiership final.
PA
13 May 2024, 8:20
All Black backs Ardie Savea to succeed Sam Cane as New Zealand captain
Flanker Dalton Papali’i has endorsed reigning World Rugby Player of the Year Ardie Savea to take over the All Blacks captaincy.
Finn Morton
14 May 2024, 0:33
'All I can say…’: Scott Robertson remains coy about new All Blacks captain
All Blacks coach Scott Robertson has remained coy on who will succeed outgoing captain Sam Cane.
Finn Morton
13 May 2024, 22:31
Emerging Blues star credits Scotland stint for growing through youthful impatience
Forbes returned to New Zealand in 2023 after two and half seasons in Scotland with the Glasgow Warriors. He’s proved to be a rev…
Interview
Adam Julian
13 May 2024, 20:58
What makes the Blues and Hurricanes ‘benchmark’ Super Rugby teams
Former Wallaby Morgan Turinui believes the Blues will go on to win Super Rugby Pacific this season after they overcame the Hurrica…
Finn Morton
13 May 2024, 20:04
Gloucester CEO's mixed response to calls for George Skivington sacking
Gloucester CEO Alex Brown has responded to calls from Gloucester fans for head coach George Skivington to be sacked by saying he "…
Josh Raisey
13 May 2024, 13:17
IRFU confirm Ireland U20s replacement for Richie Murphy
The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has confirmed a new look coaching team for the Ireland U20s at the upcoming World Rugby U20 …
Ian Cameron
13 May 2024, 12:52
'You just can’t let up' - Black Ferns rookies impress on debut
Black Ferns co-captain Kennedy Simon paid tribute to the squad’s culture as she lauded the impact of New Zealand’s three newes…
Maryke Penman
13 May 2024, 11:47
Edinburgh lock down Scotland rookie Marshall Sykes
Edinburgh have confirmed that Marshall Sykes will be staying with the Scottish URC franchise until at least 2026.
Ian Cameron
13 May 2024, 10:16
Leinster handed Champions Cup final boost as 3 Ireland stars return
Ireland and Leinster lock James Ryan is expected to return to full training this week to put himself in contention to play in the …
Josh Raisey
13 May 2024, 9:51
The pressure is on Razor to find the next All Blacks No 6
The durability and grunt of Jerome Kaino has proven difficult to replace at blindside for the All Blacks
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
13 May 2024, 9:28
Dan Biggar's future at Toulon addressed by club president
The president of Toulon Bernard Lemaître has dropped the heaviest hint yet over the future of former Wales flyhalf Dan Biggar at …
Ian Cameron
13 May 2024, 8:44
Olympian McConnochie commits to Bath
Ruaridh McConnochie has renewed his contract with Bath Rugby, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2025.
Jon Newcombe
13 May 2024, 8:30
Richie Murphy lands permanent role at Ulster
Ulster have confirmed that Richie Murphy has signed a two-year deal following his stint as interim head coach.
Josh Raisey
13 May 2024, 7:57
Australia add Premiership clash to November tour
Australia are set to take on Bristol Bears during their tour of Europe in November.
Josh Raisey
13 May 2024, 7:18
Geoff Parling: 'Australian players are realising they can live with these Kiwis'
The new Wallaby lineout guru with the sharp tactical brain hopes to carry Super Rugby confidence to the Test arena.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
13 May 2024, 7:16
Rob Penney issues public apology after latest Crusaders meltdown
Crusaders head coach Rob Penney issued an apology following another disappointing defeat, as his team lost 32-29 to the Highlander…
Ian Cameron
13 May 2024, 5:52
South Africa secure return to ‘big stage’ of Women’s Rugby World Cup
Springbok Women captain Nolusindiso Booi believes Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 qualification can help catapult the side into the…
Martyn Thomas
13 May 2024, 4:02
‘Mamba Mentality’: How Kobe Bryant inspired New Zealand U20s to title glory
The legacy of the late Kobe Bryant transcends basketball. New Zealand U20s channeled the 'Mamba Mentality' to win the Rugby Champi…
Interview
Finn Morton
13 May 2024, 0:11
Harry Wilson’s Super Rugby season over after undergoing surgery
Harry Wilson's Super Rugby Pacific season is over, with the star Queensland No.8 undergoing surgery on his broken right arm.
AAP
12 May 2024, 23:31
All Blacks captain Sam Cane to retire from Test rugby at the end of 2024
Rugby World Cup winning All Black Sam Cane will step away from the Test arena at the end of 2024 after inking a long-term deal in …
Finn Morton
12 May 2024, 22:45
Baby Blacks remain focused with another ‘job to do’ at U20 Championship
New Zealand U20 have “still got a job to do” in a matter of weeks as they look to end the nation’s title drought at the Worl…
Interview
Finn Morton
12 May 2024, 22:11
‘We’re hungry’: Junior Wallabies skipper believes team can win world title
Australia U20 captain Toby MacPherson remains confident that the Junior Wallabies “could win” their first-ever world title lat…
Interview
Finn Morton
12 May 2024, 21:27
Du'Plessis Kirifi: The challenge of coming off bench for 'special' Peter Lakai
Du'Plessis Kirifi believes his career took “a big leap” a couple of years ago when he narrowed down “one or two things” he…
Interview
Adam Julian
12 May 2024, 17:47
‘Can do more’: Western Force coach believes Izack Rodda can ‘become great’
Western Force coach Simon Cron has praised the contribution of Izack Rodda, but believes the Wallabies lock can become even more p…
AAP
12 May 2024, 17:38
'Seriously clutching' - Danny Cipriani rages as newspaper releases LA photo
Former England fly-half Danny Cipriani has publicly slammed the Daily Mail for publishing a story suggesting he was smoking a 'sus…
Ian Cameron
12 May 2024, 14:05
'I will not give names' - O'Gara's withering 18-word take on France star's howler
Who'd be a rugby coach? La Rochelle boss Ronan O'Gara has expressed his disappointment at a costly mistake by one of his star play…
Ian Cameron
12 May 2024, 13:18
Jale Vatabua to exit Pau after 12 years - report
Fiji international Jale Vatabua is reported to be leaving Pau after 12 seasons at the Top 14 side.
Ian Cameron
12 May 2024, 12:36
'It was a woeful performance' - 'Awful' Stormers berated despite win
DHL Stormers boss John Dobson was left with very mixed emotions following his team’s 44-21 victory over Dragons RFC at Rodney Pa…
Simon Thomas
12 May 2024, 10:33
Jake White: 'I’m sort of happy and sad – I know it sounds weird'
Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White admitted that his team’s United Rugby Championship home play-off mission has become difficult…
Rugby365
12 May 2024, 8:05
'Shameful' - Anger as coach accused of damaging Gloucester badge
Gloucester head coach George Skivington is facing significant criticism following his team's devastating 90-0 defeat to Northampto…
Ian Cameron
12 May 2024, 6:14
South Africa U20 v Argentina U20: The key difference, positive future for Pumitas
South Africa U20 have finished their Rugby Championship on a positive with flyhalf Philip-Albert van Niekerk converting a penalty …
Opinion
Finn Morton
12 May 2024, 5:45
'Have you ever seen him warm up? You should watch his warm-up'
The Argentine back-rower was immense in the Gallagher Premiership champions’ 41-20 Ashton Gate raid.
Liam Heagney
12 May 2024, 5:01
Bobby Skinstad names his hardest man in rugby and it's not Bakkies
The 47-year-old Skinstad was the guest on episode 230 of Eventful Lives with Dodge Woodall, the founder of the famed Bournemouth …
Liam Heagney
12 May 2024, 4:58
Damning 'not what we trained, not what we planned' Bristol verdict
It was no surprise where the finger of blame was pointed. Just eight minutes into the match he was heard bellowing adjacent to the…
Liam Heagney
12 May 2024, 4:52
Jack Cornelsen: 'I don’t have that many bad things to say about him'
Along the way the Australian became Japanese-eligible, debuting versus the British and Irish Lions and he has since gone on to sta…
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Liam Heagney
12 May 2024, 4:30
Australia U20 v New Zealand U20: NZ can be world champs, Aussies pay for mistakes
The New Zealand Baby Blacks are the inaugural Rugby Championship U20 champions after beating Australia's Junior Wallabies.
Opinion
Finn Morton
12 May 2024, 3:23
New Zealand beat Australia to claim inaugural The Rugby Championship U20 title
After a dramatic South Africa victory in the opening game of round three, it came down to Australia and New Zealand in what was es…
Ned Lester
12 May 2024, 3:23
South Africa U20 land game-winning penalty after siren to beat Argentina U20
South Africa came out of the blocks firing and it took just 45 seconds for star centre Julius "the Boogieman" Jurenzo to carve thr…
Ned Lester
12 May 2024, 1:17
‘Lots of positives’: Wallaroos show resilience in heavy loss to Canada
The Wallaroos are urging fans to keep the faith after showing vast improvements in a series-opening 33-14 Pacific Four loss.
AAP
12 May 2024, 0:30
Familiar issue haunts Crusaders again in 'arm-wrestle' loss to Highlanders
The Crusaders have three games left to save their Super Rugby Pacific season after falling 32-29 to the Highlanders.
Finn Morton
11 May 2024, 21:09
Leinster steamroll Ospreys with second-half blitz and Jordan Larmour hat-trick
Jordan Larmour scored his first senior hat-trick for Leinster as the Irish province produced a second-half masterclass to hammer O…
PA
11 May 2024, 19:51
‘Very demanding’: Blues captain compares win over Canes to ‘Test match’
Captain Patrick Tuipulotu has described the Blues’ clash with the Hurricanes as a “Test match."
Finn Morton
11 May 2024, 19:29
Exeter boss Rob Baxter decries 'absolute madness' despite win
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter had sympathy for Harlequins after the Chiefs stormed to a 58-26 victory at Sandy Park.
PA
11 May 2024, 16:31
Feyi-Waboso stars in Exeter win but Quins produce late play-off twist
It was a big dent to Quins' top-four ambitions, but a last-minute try by Louis Lynagh earned them a four-try bonus point that coul…
PA
11 May 2024, 15:11
Cardiff’s losing run continues against Lions
Cardiff slumped to an eighth successive United Rugby Championship defeat after being dispatched 34-13 by the Lions in Johannesburg…
PA
11 May 2024, 14:58
Munster make light work of Connacht to boost home URC QF hopes
Munster are within reach of a home quarter-final in the BKT United Rugby Championship following a runaway 47-12 derby win over Con…
PA
11 May 2024, 14:41
Saracens explain why Billy Vunipola had his game time restricted
The bonus-point victory qualified them for the end-of-season play-offs and left them in the driving seat to clinch a home semi-fin…
Liam Heagney
11 May 2024, 14:32
Saracens player ratings vs Bristol | 2023/24 Gallagher Premiership
Come the finish, it was the back-in-second-place Londoners who were cheering from the rooftops following their emphatic 41-20 succ…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
11 May 2024, 13:22
Northampton’s Phil Dowson reacts to record thrashing of Gloucester
Northampton director of rugby Phil Dowson admitted to having some sympathy for Gloucester after the league leaders’ record-break…
PA
11 May 2024, 13:18
Ulster stay in the URC hunt after Parc Y Scarlets raid
Ulster ran in four second-half tries to give their BKT United Rugby Championship play-off hopes a major boost with a 31-20 bonus-p…
PA
11 May 2024, 13:03
Benetton bring Sharks back down to earth on SA soil
Benetton took advantage of Murray Koster’s red card to snatch a 25-24 victory over the Sharks which keeps alive their hopes of a…
PA
11 May 2024, 12:54
Northampton nil Gloucester as they run up shock scoreline
Leaders Northampton secured a home semi-final in the Gallagher Premiership with a 90-0 annihilation of an under-strength Glouceste…
PA
11 May 2024, 12:28
Saracens clinch semi-final spot despite eight minutes with 13 players
Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon was in keeping with this must-watch pattern, with two in-form title contenders putting their rec…
Liam Heagney
11 May 2024, 12:09
Agony for Glasgow as they fall short against Bulls
Glasgow Warriors fell agonisingly short with a second-half comeback as the Vodacom Bulls emerged 40-34 winners in their United Rug…
PA
11 May 2024, 10:15
Fijian Drua handed crushing defeat care of Wallaby's materclass
Western Force flyhalf Ben Donaldson has scored 23 points on the back of a perfect kicking display to lift his side to a crushing 4…
AAP
11 May 2024, 10:01
Wallaby rookie limps off as Brumbies pip Waratahs in Super thriller
The benchmark Brumbies have cemented their place in the Super Rugby Pacific top four and likely ended the NSW Waratahs' finals hop…
AAP
11 May 2024, 9:07
Fissler Confidential: Ulster keen on NZ 10 as Shark departs English shores
The 22-year-old Irish-qualified Morgan has struggled to get a game for the Hurricanes this season, with All Black Brett Cameron es…
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Neil Fissler
11 May 2024, 8:18
Clip of Louis Rees-Zammit beating defenders in NFL rookie camp sets tongues wagging
Footage of a Louis Rees-Zammit training ground run at an NFL rookie mini-camp with the Cansas City Chiefs has set tongues wagging …
Ian Cameron
11 May 2024, 6:55
The no scrum from free-kick uproar is overblown - Andy Goode
The law changes being introduced across the game in July should help speed up play, improve the spectacle and reduce injuries, wha…
Opinion
Andy Goode
11 May 2024, 6:16
The Johann van Graan verdict on Finn Russell's winning Bath return
Russell returned from a month out to nail four conversions as his side secured a bonus point in a rampant Friday night first half …
PA
11 May 2024, 6:03
Bobby Skinstad: 'One very freaky story haunts me to this day'
The 47-year-old was the guest on episode 230 of Eventful Lives with Dodge Woodall, the founder of the famed Bournemouth 7s Festiva…
Liam Heagney
11 May 2024, 5:08
Highlanders outlast Crusaders to end historic streak in Dunedin
The second New Zealand derby of the day was played down in Dunedin between two teams fighting for their playoff dreams.
Ned Lester
11 May 2024, 4:57
Highlanders v Crusaders: Crusaders’ woes continue, Cam Millar’s ‘coming of age’
The Highlanders have taken a significant step towards securing a spot in the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs by beating the Crusaders…
Opinion
Finn Morton
11 May 2024, 4:56
Blues v Hurricanes: Sotutu wins battle of the 8s, Canes lose favourites tag
The Blues are first on the Super Rugby Pacific ladder after beating the Hurricanes 31-27 at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday nig…
Opinion
Finn Morton
11 May 2024, 2:32
Blues hold off Hurricanes in dying moments to take top spot in Super Rugby
It was a top-of-the-table clash that headlined round 12 of Super Rugby Pacific, and Auckland came out in force to support their Bl…
Ned Lester
11 May 2024, 2:30
Sale statement: Alex Sanderson contract extension
The Sharks’ 31-22 success against the Tigers lifted the Manchester outfit into third in the table with one regular season match …
Liam Heagney
11 May 2024, 1:46
Black Ferns hand USA 50-point loss as debutants star in season opener
The Black Ferns were determined to get their 2024 season off to a strong start, and it didn't take long for the Kiwis to inflict t…
Ned Lester
10 May 2024, 23:54
New Zealand U20 make seven changes ahead of decisive Australia U20 clash
Head coach Jono Gibbes has made seven changes to the New Zealand U20 squad that defeated Argentina on Tuesday.
Finn Morton
10 May 2024, 23:32
More than a game: Junior Springbok holds back tears in emotional interview
Junior Springboks vice-captain JF van Heerden held back tears earlier this week after being asked about what it means to play for …
Interview
Finn Morton
10 May 2024, 22:38
Surgery on the cards for form Wallaby Harry Wilson
It's potentially horrid timing with the Reds eyeing a top-four finish and the Wallabies' first Test under Joe Schmidt less than tw…
AAP
10 May 2024, 21:50
Edinburgh pushed by Zebre but prevail with bonus-point
Edinburgh had to fight all the way against a spirited Zebre side but in the end they secured a 40-14 bonus-point victory.
PA
10 May 2024, 19:27
Three late tries sees Stormers rally past Dragons for crucial win
The South Africans were made to work hard for their bonus-point victory as they trailed until the final quarter before blowing Dra…
PA
10 May 2024, 19:13
Facing the haka: How Junior Wallaby plans to accept New Zealand’s challenge
Junior Wallabies winger Angus Staniforth has never stood in front of a haka, but that will change on Sunday evening.
Interview
Finn Morton
10 May 2024, 18:57
Bath pour more misery on Newcastle with Premiership play-offs on the line
Bath moved a step closer to the Gallagher Premiership play-offs with a 28-17 win over rock-bottom Newcastle at Kingston Park.
PA
10 May 2024, 18:52
'Oh bugger’: Why Blues U20 captain thought he'd missed New Zealand call-up
Blues U20 captain Tristyn Cook thought he'd missed out on higher honours before getting a surprise phone call on a Sunday.
Interview
Finn Morton
10 May 2024, 18:47
Sale claim bonus point in crucial win over Leicester
Gus Warr, Tommy Taylor, Sam James and Tom O’Flaherty crossed for tries as last season’s runners-up made it four straight bonus…
PA
10 May 2024, 18:39
Rookie set for first Glasgow cap in 18 months amid raft of changes
Murphy Walker is set to complete a memorable week with his first Glasgow appearance in 18 months.
PA
10 May 2024, 12:44
Josua Tuisova set for Racing 92 debut after controversial injury
Fiji centre Josua Tuisova is set to make his debut for Racing 92 on Saturday against Bayonne after joining the club last summer. …
Josh Raisey
10 May 2024, 12:40
Crusaders star sent home address to troll who threatened him
Former Wales rugby international Johnny McNicholl confronted an abusive fan who threatened to "knock him out" by calling his bluff…
Ian Cameron
10 May 2024, 12:27
Brian O'Driscoll fears Toulouse will expose Jacques Nienaber system
Jacques Nienaber is less than one year into his time with Leinster and the results so far are positive.
Josh Raisey
10 May 2024, 11:25
Ospreys invoke spirit of Borussia Dortmund as they face URC 'juggernaut'
Ospreys coach Toby Booth is calling on his team to draw inspiration from Borussia Dortmund as they take on the Leinster “juggern…
Simon Thomas
10 May 2024, 11:17
'It’s a rebuild' - Dwayne Peel on slew of stars exiting Scarlets
It’s that time of year when a lot of departures are announced and the Scarlets have confirmed some particularly high-profile nam…
Simon Thomas
10 May 2024, 8:25
Kenningham returns as Harlequins make 4 changes for Exeter
Flanker Jack Kenningham is set to return for Harlequins after a seven-month absence due to injury. Harlequins have revealed their …
Ian Cameron
10 May 2024, 8:00
Wallabies star pulled off as Reds win ugly against Rebels
The Queensland Reds have ground out a gritty 26-22 win over the Melbourne Rebels to stay in touch with the Super Rugby Pacific top…
AAP
10 May 2024, 7:57
Billy Vunipola retained on bench as Saracens make four XV changes
The back-rower, who was a 57th-minute introduction last time out at The Rec on April 26, found himself tasered twice in a bar in M…
Liam Heagney
10 May 2024, 7:18
Pieter-Steph du Toit dismisses All Blacks as Boks' hardest RWC match
South Africa faced the toughest World Cup campaign last year that any team has ever had, let alone any team that has gone on to wi…
Josh Raisey
10 May 2024, 6:59
Semi-final citing hands Toulouse a Champions Cup final headache
The Argentine back was a 69th-minute replacement for midfielder Paul Costes but his part in finishing out the 38-26 semi-final vic…
Liam Heagney
10 May 2024, 6:43
James Coughlan poised to take charge at Biarritz – report
Olympique are a very different club these days from their Top 14 title-winning heyday of the mid-noughties, an era accompanied by …
Liam Heagney
10 May 2024, 5:21
Harlequins keep hold of 4 English and 2 Welsh academy products
Harlequins have completed a busy week of contract renewals by confirming the signatures of six academy players on new deals.
Josh Raisey
10 May 2024, 5:18
Edinburgh braced for ‘massive match’ with one eye on URC play-offs
Edinburgh are braced for “a massive match” as they bid to boost their hopes of making it into the United Rugby Championship pl…
PA
10 May 2024, 5:04
Chiefs pile on the points in bonus point win over Moana Pasifika
The Chiefs have kept their hopes of a top-two finish alive with an emphatic win over Moana Pasifika.
Finn Morton
10 May 2024, 4:59
No Gamble as re-signing boosts Waratahs' finals hopes
Accepting it's now do-or-die time, the NSW Waratahs are promising to rise to the challenge when their Super Rugby Pacific finals h…
AAP
10 May 2024, 4:48
Why European rugby is in danger of death-by-monopoly
The emergence of three super clubs may threaten the Investec Champions Cup, but there is a solution.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
10 May 2024, 4:47
Will Greenwood: ‘The RFU dropped a huge ball with us’
The 2003 Rugby World Cup winner has been coaching at grassroots level with Maidenhead and believes he can improve international-le…
Liam Heagney
10 May 2024, 4:32
Rising star McLaughlin-Phillips embracing ‘pressure’ with Junior Wallabies
McLaughlin-Phillips, who is still only 20 years of age, officially joined the Junior Wallabies earlier this week from the Queensla…
Interview
Finn Morton
09 May 2024, 21:54
‘All to play for’: New Zealand U20s tracking well ahead of must-win clash
Assistant coach Jarrad Hoeata is looking forward to the New Zealand U20s’ must-win clash with a “pretty sharp” Australia U20…
Interview
Finn Morton
09 May 2024, 21:00
Rebels desperate to snap losing run against Reds in bid to play finals
The Rebels are desperate to snap their losing streak to ensure they play Super Rugby Pacific finals for the first time.
AAP
09 May 2024, 19:45
Why the Brumbies ‘need’ a winning bonus point against embattled Waratahs
The ACT Brumbies are out to pile on the tries against an embattled NSW Waratahs, with every bonus point key in their quest for a t…
AAP
09 May 2024, 19:38
Pieter-Steph du Toit explains how Rassie Erasmus 'gets under your skin'
Rassie Erasmus is one of the most successful coaches international rugby has ever seen, but his methods are not always popular the…
Josh Raisey
09 May 2024, 14:03
Exeter statement: The confirmed exit of Ollie Devoto
No indication was given about where the 30-year-old will move following his eight seasons at Sandy Park.
Liam Heagney
09 May 2024, 13:39
Munster line up Tom Farrell to replace Antoine Frisch
Munster are understood to have lined up Connacht’s long-serving former Ireland under-20 international outside centre Tom Farrell…
Neil Fissler
09 May 2024, 13:28
Scarlets confirm exit of 13 players, two staff, four academy hopefuls
The Welsh region, who play their final home game of the 2023/24 season this Saturday versus Ulster, will lose a vast amount of Tes…
Liam Heagney
09 May 2024, 13:18
15 more of the biggest transfer flops in rugby union history
After releasing the first part of our worst signings in rugby history series, we opened the doors for readers' suggestions to go a…
Opinion
Neil Fissler
09 May 2024, 13:18
Cancelled: Next month's Owen Farrell return to international rugby
It was just 13 days ago when the former England skipper announced he would end his recent Test sabbatical by lining out for an Ian…
Liam Heagney
09 May 2024, 12:38
Pieter-Steph du Toit on the now infamous RWC semi-final halftime spray
A soft-spoken farm boy at heart, when Pieter-Steph du Toit speaks up, people listen. That message was never more evident than in t…
Exclusive
Grant Constable
09 May 2024, 11:56
Ex-NRL academy product one of two fly-halves to sign for Northampton
Northampton Saints announced the immediate signing of fly-halves Charlie Savala and George Makepeace-Cubitt.
Josh Raisey
09 May 2024, 11:31
World Rugby to trial red card system that could end ban 'mitigation'
World Rugby is poised to trial a new red card sanction process that will enforce automatic off-field bans for players shown red ca…
Ian Cameron
09 May 2024, 10:54
World Rugby clarify 3 Law changes that will kick in from July 1st
World Rugby has clarified three law changes that will come into effect on July 1, 2024 - changes which aim to improve the game's e…
Ian Cameron
09 May 2024, 10:54
What to watch in women’s rugby: Pacific Four Series, PWR and more
It promises to be a busy weekend of women’s rugby on both the domestic and international front, and you can watch it unfold with…
Martyn Thomas
09 May 2024, 10:37
RFU statement: Billy Vunipola issued with formal warning
The England No8 was arrested in Spain last week during a trip to Mallorca with Saracens.
Liam Heagney
09 May 2024, 10:30
Coventry sign Welsh-qualified Will Rigg replacement
Coventry have added some more Tongan firepower to their squad for next season with the signature of Dafydd-Rhys Tiueti from Nottin…
Exclusive
Jon Newcombe
09 May 2024, 10:24
Jonny May set for Barbarians bow as 2 former England stars sign up
Jonny May and David Ribbans have joined the growing contingent of former England players set to run out for the Barbarians in June…
Josh Raisey
09 May 2024, 10:00
Dragons confirm nine departures, including exit of Sio Tomkinson
The list includes Sio Tomkinson, their 2022 Super Rugby Pacific signing, and Argentina scrum-half Gonzalo Bertranou, a starter for…
Liam Heagney
09 May 2024, 8:40
The Black Ferns identity ahead of the 2024 Pacific Four Series
The Black Ferns have beaten the USA 13 times in 14 internationals outscoring the Eagles 645-95. Their only defeat against the USA …
Opinion
Adam Julian
09 May 2024, 8:34
Connacht confirm two signings from Leinster, including Ben Murphy
Scrum-half Ben Murphy – the son of interim Ulster head coach Richie – and dual-position prop Temi Lasisi have decided their ca…
Liam Heagney
09 May 2024, 8:13
Ollie Chessum ruled out of England's series against All Blacks
England and Leicester Tigers lock Ollie Chessum has been ruled out of the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair an…
Josh Raisey
09 May 2024, 8:12
Finn Russell returns for Bath to boost title hopes
Finn Russell has returned from injury to reinforce the closing stages of Bath’s challenge for the Gallagher Premiership title.
PA
09 May 2024, 7:56
'It’s not true' - Spain and Portugal address Challenge Cup rumours
Rumours have been floating of a possible inclusion of a Spanish and/or Portuguese team in the upcoming new season of the EPCR Chal…
Exclusive
Francisco Isaac
09 May 2024, 7:55
Tinus De Beer: The Bulls fan turned Cardiff 10 who idolised an Englishman
Cardiff Rugby have certainly had their money’s worth out of Tinus De Beer since he arrived from South Africa last summer.
Interview
Simon Thomas
09 May 2024, 7:11
Ex-Italy No9 Callum Braley headlines list of 8 further Saints exits
Northampton Saints have confirmed that former Italy scrum-half Callum Braley will leave the club at the end of the season.
Josh Raisey
09 May 2024, 6:59
The four No10s Fin Smith is currently taking inspiration from
The 21-year-old is enjoying his breakthrough year with England, having been capped twice off the bench during the recent Guinness …
Liam Heagney
09 May 2024, 6:43
Murphy Walker makes 'easy decision' over new deal after injury hell
Murphy Walker is desperate to banish his recent injury frustration after extending his contract with Glasgow for the next two seas…
PA
09 May 2024, 6:28
Gallagher Premiership 2024/25 dates announced
Premiership Rugby have announced when the next Gallagher Premiership season will begin, with the competition getting underway on t…
Josh Raisey
09 May 2024, 4:38
Do 'humiliated' Montpellier need a change of ownership?
Mohed Altrad's reign has seen a slew of coaches hired and fired, and club culture eroded.
FEATURE
Gavin Mortimer
09 May 2024, 3:20
Ben Youngs: 'The job description of a 9 has changed. Gibson-Park and Dupont are leading the evolution'
It is the most poorly paid position in the Gallagher Premiership but never has the influence of a scrum-half been so high
FEATURE
Neil Squires
09 May 2024, 3:15
Chiefs dealt numerous injury blows ahead of Moana Pasifika clash
The Chiefs have revealed some good news and bad news on the injury front ahead of their round 11 clash with Moana Pasifika.
Ned Lester
09 May 2024, 2:47
New Zealand Rugby: Early homecoming for Richie Mo'unga still on the cards
The national union's general manager of professional rugby, Chris Lendrum, provided some clarity on where the situation currently …
Ned Lester
09 May 2024, 2:15
New Zealand Rugby re-sign resurgent star Hoskins Sotutu
All Blacks and Blues fans received some stellar news on Thursday, with New Zealand Rugby announcing a new contract with star No. 8…
Ned Lester
09 May 2024, 1:08
Three debutants named for Black Ferns in season opener against USA
New Zealand and the USA are set to kick off the 2024 Pacific Four Series in Hamilton this weekend, and Black Ferns coach All Bunti…
Ned Lester
08 May 2024, 20:40
Coach Jo Yapp names her first Wallaroos team to take on world No.4 Canada
Coach Jo Yapp has named her first Wallaroos team, including three possible debutantes, to take on Canada.
AAP
08 May 2024, 20:29
Injured Black Ferns Sevens star Shiray Kaka reveals ‘Olympic dream is over’
Black Ferns Sevens ace Shiray Kaka has confirmed in an emotional video that her Paris Olympics dream is over.
Finn Morton
08 May 2024, 20:18
Speeded-up Super Rugby Pacific provides blueprint for wider game
New data shows that innovations introduced in 2022 are producing less 'dead time' and a faster product.
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
08 May 2024, 16:36
Skivington hints Gloucester have already checked out of Premiership
Argentina international Santi Carreras is in a race against time to help Gloucester's bid for a third European Challenge Cup trium…
Chris Jones
08 May 2024, 12:34
The Manu Tuilagi verdict on England rule as he heads to the Top 14
The England centre will play what could be his final home game for Sale Sharks on Friday before he joins French Top 14 club Bayonn…
PA
08 May 2024, 11:54
Saracens prop Tom West signs for Premiership rivals
Saracens loosehead prop Tom West will leave the reigning Gallagher Premiership champions at the end of the season to join Northamp…
Josh Raisey
08 May 2024, 10:36
Newcastle make a Pollard, Ford understudy their sixth new signing
The Falcons are rooted to 10th and last place in the current Gallagher Premiership campaign, but the capture of Wilkinson is the c…
Liam Heagney
08 May 2024, 10:22
Kildunne and Jones to join Great Britain Sevens ahead of Olympics
Both players were key figures in England's sixth successive Women's Six Nations title and third consecutive Grand Slam earlier thi…
Imogen Ainsworth
08 May 2024, 10:00
Major shake-up in Italy sees Zebre trade coaches with national team
Zebre assistant coach Richard Hodges is set to become Italy's new defence coach ahead of their tour of their July internationals. …
Josh Raisey
08 May 2024, 9:58
Wales' Jonathan Davies addresses future after confirming Scarlets exit
Wales centre Jonathan Davies will leave the Scarlets at the end of the season, bringing his 18-year association with the club to a…
Josh Raisey
08 May 2024, 8:23
Harlequins stave off Top 14 interest by agreeing new Danny Care deal
Harlequins have announced that Danny Care has signed a new one-year deal with the club, as reported by RugbyPass. 
Josh Raisey
08 May 2024, 7:31
Brumbies and Reds primed to fly Aussie flag furthest
ACT and Queensland look well equipped to go deep into the Super Rugby Pacific Finals, but the other three sides face a rocky home …
FEATURE
Brett McKay
08 May 2024, 7:05
Give 'perfect final' to best referee in the business – Andy Goode
With Irish and French referees out of the equation, England's Luke Pearce is surely the frontrunner to get the whistle for the May…
Opinion
Andy Goode
08 May 2024, 7:01
Wallaby Scott Sio commits to Exeter amid prop exodus
Australia loosehead prop Scott Sio has signed a new contract with the Exeter Chiefs.
Josh Raisey
08 May 2024, 6:39
Louis Rees-Zammit: Mahomes, route running, settling in at Chiefs
The 23-year-old has been living his American dream since he quit rugby last January to successfully participate in the internation…
Interview
Liam Heagney
08 May 2024, 6:30
Is South America rugby's new promised land?
The South American nations have shown tantalising potential, but harnessing it is another matter.
FEATURE
Francisco Isaac
08 May 2024, 6:13
'Damaging' Jordie Barrett move only helps All Blacks- ex-Ireland wing
Jordie Barrett's blockbuster move to Leinster at the end of the year has been questioned by former winger Luke Fitzgerald, who bel…
Josh Raisey
08 May 2024, 5:33
Blossoming Red Roses: A look at the U20s women’s pathway in England
In July 2024, the Six Nations Women’s Summer Series will take place for the first time ever for the Under-20s age group.
Exclusive
Imogen Ainsworth
08 May 2024, 5:19
How Gonzalo Quesada is driving the Azzurri revolution
The new Italian coach explains how he has masterminded a turnaround for the Azzurri and his hopes Italy can build on early success…
FEATURE
Frankie Deges
08 May 2024, 3:55
Young back row named by Highlanders to face Crusaders
The Highlanders have named a young back row to take the Crusaders as they look to end a multi-year losing streak against New Zeala…
Ben Smith
08 May 2024, 0:51
Crusaders boosted by the return of two All Blacks for Southern Derby
The Crusaders have been boosted by the return of two All Blacks in the front row as they look to put a disappointing 33-28 loss to…
Ben Smith
08 May 2024, 0:36
Hurricanes name 6-2 bench split to play the Blues at Eden Park
The Hurricanes have named their team to play the Blues as the two best sides in Super Rugby Pacific prepare to square off at Eden …
Ben Smith
08 May 2024, 0:20
Rieko Ioane out but Zarn Sullivan back for Blues to play the Hurricanes
The Blues will be without star centre Rieko Ioane for their blockbuster clash with the Hurricanes with the All Black undertaking c…
Ben Smith
08 May 2024, 0:12
New Zealand Warriors claim 'unprecedented influx' in rugby union signings
The rise in popularity of the New Zealand Warriors has lead to an 'unprecedented influx' in the number of former schoolboy rugby u…
Ben Smith
07 May 2024, 23:03
Waratahs secure ex-Wallabies and ex-Pumas props on SOS loan deals
The NSW Waratahs have secured former Wallabies prop Pone Fa'amausili and ex-Argentine international Enrique Pieretto on loan deals…
AAP
07 May 2024, 22:18
'I let a lot of people down': Reds captain hoping for finals 'springboard' after breaking hoodoo
Queensland are hoping to use their hoodoo-busting victory in Christchurch as a springboard into the Super Rugby Pacific finals, sa…
AAP
07 May 2024, 19:19
Rest and rotations for All Blacks isn't staving off injuries
The onus is on NZR to ensure Super Rugby Pacific is a competition in which All Blacks are ever-present and the ball is in play for…
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
07 May 2024, 19:13
Battle of potential All Black No.8s: Hoskins Sotutu vs Brayden Iose
The Blues and Hurricanes will met in Auckland for the second time this season which will pit All Black hopefuls Hoskins Sotutu and…
Ben Smith
07 May 2024, 18:42
'Bulls***': Ex-England international calls out Eben Etzebeth
It was last week when the Springboks talisman was interviewed on The Rugby Pod while he was in London ahead of the Sharks’ EPCR …
Liam Heagney
07 May 2024, 14:02
Cardiff continue prop spending spree with Ireland loosehead Ed Byrne
Cardiff have followed up the recruitment of Danny Southworth by signing Ireland loosehead prop Ed Byrne.
Josh Raisey
07 May 2024, 13:43
Winless Newcastle boss Steve Diamond calls for relegation return
Newcastle Falcons boss Steve Diamond would back a fast track system that would allow London Irish, Worcester Warriors and Wasps to…
Chris Jones
07 May 2024, 13:18
The Jacques Nienaber warning with Leinster hunting a trophy double
Last weekend they fought off the fast-finishing Northampton and will now face Toulouse in a battle of giants for European honours …
URC SA
07 May 2024, 12:38
How Steve Borthwick inspired England's 'night and day' mindset shift
England's performances in the first half and the second half of the Guinness Six Nations this year were so radically different tha…
Josh Raisey
07 May 2024, 11:48
Cardiff snap up Welsh-qualified prop Danny Southworth
Cardiff have confirmed the signing of Exeter Chiefs loosehead Danny Southworth ahead of next season.
Josh Raisey
07 May 2024, 10:45
Stuart Hogg given court order, has trial date set – report
It emerged over the weekend that the former full-back was due to answer a domestic charge this week relating to an incident that t…
Liam Heagney
07 May 2024, 10:32
Four centurions part of 17-strong list of Bristol Bears exits
Bristol Bears have confirmed a list of 17 players that are set to leave the club at the end of the current season.
Josh Raisey
07 May 2024, 9:25
Why two All Blacks coaches attended New Zealand U20 match in Australia
All Blacks coaches Jason Ryan and Leon MacDonald watched on from the stands as New Zealand U20s won on Tuesday.
Interview
Finn Morton
07 May 2024, 9:10
Max Deegan opts to stay at Leinster over Ulster move
Max Deegan has signed a new deal with Leinster, extending his eight-year association with the team. 
Josh Raisey
07 May 2024, 8:10
Caelan Doris strikes out as clear Lions captaincy frontrunner
In the absence of Garry Ringrose, the Ireland No 8's leadership credentials may have caught the eye of Lions coach Andy Farrell
FEATURE
Pat McCarry
07 May 2024, 7:53
Ex-All Blacks scrum-half Byron Kelleher guilty of domestic violence
Kelleher received a suspended six-month prison sentence for domestic violence against his former girlfriend when he returned to Fr…
Rugby365
07 May 2024, 7:26
Dragons bring 'innovator' ex-All Black Filo Tiaita into coaching team
Former All Blacks No8 Filo Tiatia will become the Dragons defence coach ahead of next season.
Josh Raisey
07 May 2024, 7:25
Australia hold off South Africa for famous win in The Rugby Championship U20
A 43-20 win by New Zealand in round two's opening game against Argentina handed South Africa a clear benchmark against an Australi…
Ned Lester
07 May 2024, 6:57
Australia U20 v South Africa U20: Boks don’t look like world champs, Aussie looked ‘a lot better’
The Junior Wallabies have got their Rugby Championship U20 campaign back on track with a hard-earned 24-19 win over the Junior Spr…
Opinion
Finn Morton
07 May 2024, 6:56
World Rugby confirms July referee list, including Springboks-Ireland
Thirty referees in total have been selected to take charge of 49 men’s internationals.
Liam Heagney
07 May 2024, 6:43
Fin Smith explains the Leinster 'chaos' that caught out Northampton
The Gallagher Premiership leaders found their way back from a 3-20 early second-half deficit to leave the URC side frantically def…
Liam Heagney
07 May 2024, 5:59
Courtney Lawes hailed as best in the world behind Antoine Dupont
Courtney Lawes may have retired from international rugby, but he showed against Leinster on Saturday in the Investec Champions Cup…
Josh Raisey
07 May 2024, 5:45
New Zealand U20s v Argentina U20s: Can’t do that against NZ, Kiwis on track for title
The Baby Blacks are potentially one more win away from claiming the inaugural Rugby Championship U20 trophy.
Opinion
Finn Morton
07 May 2024, 4:48
New Zealand U20 outpace Argentina U20 for first win of The Rugby Championship
Having played through torrential rain in round one, New Zealand and Argentina took to a dry field to kick off round two of The Rug…
Ned Lester
07 May 2024, 4:44
The five experienced overseas picks for Joe Schmidt and the Wallabies
Whichever way you cut the cake; the fact remains some extremely talented Wallaby-eligible players are plying their trade abroad.
John Ferguson
06 May 2024, 22:29
Where does this Hurricanes side rank among the franchise's all-time teams
The 2024 Hurricanes won't become the first team in Super Rugby history to put forth an undefeated season, but they may just become…
Opinion
Ben Smith
06 May 2024, 22:25
From facing the haka to Crusaders return, why Johnny McNicholl answered SOS call
Returning Crusader Johnny McNicholl is determined to showcase his worth; a seasoned professional who wasn’t even supposed to be…
Interview
Adam Julian
06 May 2024, 17:02
Jacques Nienaber's 'offensive defence' moved Leinster closer to the cherished fifth star
The South African supremo's rearguard action stymied the best attack in England at Croke Park.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
06 May 2024, 14:11
How Reds duo could give Joe Schmidt vital backline power
Suliasi Vunivalu and Hunter Paisami may be key men for the Wallabies as they shine under Less Kiss' supervision.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
06 May 2024, 14:04
Portugal international Pierre-Mathieu Fernandes dies aged 22
With great sadness, the Portuguese Rugby Union and CS Vienne have confirmed that Pierre Mathieu-Fernandes has passed away followin…
Francisco Isaac
06 May 2024, 13:43
England back-row Tom Curry takes significant step forward on return from injury
England back-row Tom Curry has taken a significant stride forward in his return from major hip surgery and is looking in “great …
PA
06 May 2024, 11:45
Freakish Eben Etzebeth stats and other European semi-final feats
The European semi-finals in both the Investec Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup provided a tonne of fascinating statistics for …
Ian Cameron
06 May 2024, 10:39
England prospect Henry Pollock wins coveted Six Nations gong
Nineteen-year-old England U20s flanker Henry Pollock has been named the 2024 Under-20 Men's Six Nations Player of the Championship…
Ian Cameron
06 May 2024, 10:02
OTD – Declan Kidney takes step up into Test rugby
Declan Kidney was appointed head coach of the Ireland rugby union team on this day in 2008. The 48-year-old was Munster director o…
PA
06 May 2024, 7:29
Banned Springbok Elton Jantjies releases prickly statement
Elton Jantjies has vowed to return to the rugby field in the future. Last year the Springbok tested positive for Clenbuterol.
Rugby365
06 May 2024, 7:05
Edinburgh confirm signing of Scotland prospect Mosese Tuipulotu
Edinburgh have confirmed the signing of Scottish-qualified centre Mosese Tuipulotu from the Waratahs on a two-year deal - a move f…
Ian Cameron
06 May 2024, 6:32
All Black Richie Mo'unga makes statement on return from bereavement
Brave Lupus outclassed Shizuoka Blue Revs 59-20 in the final round of Japan Rugby League One.
Matt McILraith
06 May 2024, 6:20
Joe Marler apologises over 77th minute moment of madness in Toulouse
Joe Marler delivered a straightforward apology after conceding a crucial penalty that hurt Harlequins' chances in the Champions Cu…
Ian Cameron
06 May 2024, 5:09
Danny Care makes brutal admission as Harlequins exit Europe
Danny Care felt that Harlequins “messed up” in the first half after their Investec Champions Cup hopes were ended by semi-fina…
PA
06 May 2024, 3:12
Darcy Swain wants to leave the Brumbies as a Super Rugby champion
Darcy Swain has his heart set on leaving the ACT Brumbies with a drought-breaking Super Rugby Pacific title after opting to head w…
AAP
06 May 2024, 1:13
Madrid Grand Final next: SVNS champions will be crowned as top 8s locked in
The top eight teams in the women’s and men’s competitions will contest for HSBC SVNS Series championship glory in a Grand Fina…
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 22:26
Concerns over Scott Barrett as five key All Blacks sidelined
Crusaders captain Scott Barrett lasted just 13 minutes in his return as back spasms forced him from the field against the Reds as …
Ben Smith
05 May 2024, 19:55
New Zealand U20 make seven changes to play Argentina
New Zealand U20 head coach Jono Gibbes has made seven changes to the side that drew 13-all with South Africa U20 in torrential con…
Ben Smith
05 May 2024, 19:03
'Full petulant child' - Costly Joe Marler brainfade enrages fans
Harlequins prop Joe Marler has drawn sharp criticism following his side's Investec Champions Cup loss to Toulouse after conceding …
Ian Cameron
05 May 2024, 14:27
Harlequins player ratings vs Toulouse | 2023/24 Champions Cup
On Sunday afternoon Toulouse defeated Harlequins in an enthralling match in front of a fully packed, Stadium de Toulouse. The aren…
Analysis
Jack Tunney
05 May 2024, 12:51
Toulouse win thrilling Champions Cup try-fest with Harlequins
Toulouse thwarted a thrilling Harlequins fightback to triumph 38-26 and book an Investec Champions Cup final clash against fellow …
PA
05 May 2024, 12:16
Toulouse player ratings vs Harlequins | 2023/24 Champions Cup
Toulouse player rating: The aristocrats of European rugby got it done in end but it didn't come without a scare from Gallagher Pre…
Opinion
Ian Cameron
05 May 2024, 12:03
More than a game: All Blacks Sevens star’s class act for two young fans
All Blacks Sevens ace Tone Ng Shiu is the latest Kiwi to give back to SVNS fans with a meaningful gesture.
Exclusive
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 10:33
Black Ferns Sevens beat arch-rivals Australia to win SVNS League title
The Black Ferns Sevens have beaten Australia to not only claim their fourth Cup final triumph in a row but to also secure the Leag…
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 9:54
Exeter Chiefs legend Gareth Steenson to leave club
Exeter Chiefs' Gareth Steenson leaving the Gallagher Premiership side after a 16-year career with the club. The 40-year-old playma…
Ian Cameron
05 May 2024, 8:23
Ireland back row Ryan Baird to stay at Leinster
Ryan Baird has signed a contract extension with Leinster, the province confirmed on Sunday morning.
Ian Cameron
05 May 2024, 8:13
New Zealand claim another SVNS double with both teams winning Cup finals
New Zealand have claimed a famous double on the SVNS Series for the second time in as many events.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 7:39
Stuart Hogg breaks silence on rumoured rugby return
Troubled former Scotland rugby captain Stuart Hogg has addressed rumours of an unlikely return to rugby as a player.
Ian Cameron
05 May 2024, 7:36
Wallaby Darcy Swain exits Brumbies for Super Rugby rivals
The Western Force today confirmed the signing of 17-cap Wallabies lock Darcy Swain will join the club from the ACT Brumbies upon t…
Ian Cameron
05 May 2024, 6:42
Great Britain qualify for SVNS Grand Final but not without drama
Great Britain are the eighth and final men’s team to secure their spot in the SVNS Series’ upcoming Grand Final in Madrid.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 5:36
Argentina crowned SVNS Series League winners for the first time
Argentina have been crowned the men’s SVNS Series League winners for the first time ever.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 5:10
The 'most important' thing Leo Cullen said post-game about Leinster
There was even the frivolous revelation that Garry Ringrose is a Spurs fan, as is Cullen’s father, and that the May 25 final at …
Liam Heagney
05 May 2024, 4:30
Lawrence Dallaglio: 'A real problem and it’s only going to get worse'
It was in 2009, a year after his retirement from playing, when Wasps legend Dallaglio, the 2003 Rugby World Cup winner with Englan…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
05 May 2024, 4:27
'It might sound really harsh' - Jackman on Leinster's Achilles' heel
Former rugby Ireland hooker Bernard Jackman has raised concerns about Leinster's depth ahead of the Investec Champions Cup final.
Ian Cameron
05 May 2024, 3:51
‘Hard to watch’: Black Ferns Sevens coach provides update on injured duo
Black Ferns Sevens coach Cory Sweeney has provided an update on injured duo Tyla King and Shiray Kaka.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 3:49
Australia women set for blockbuster final against arch-rivals New Zealand
One Australia team will challenge for Cup final glory in Singapore with the women’s side sneaking by France in a semi-final thri…
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 3:11
Both New Zealand qualify for Singapore Cup finals with classy wins
Both New Zealand teams are through to their respective Cup finals after clinical wins over tough opposition in Singapore.
Interview
Finn Morton
05 May 2024, 2:48
Chiefs vs Force takeaways: Kiwi team bloodbath coming, McKenzie over Barrett
The Chiefs ran all over the Western Force for 56-7 win in Hamilton to stay in the hunt for a top four finish in Super Rugby Pacifi…
Opinion
Ben Smith
04 May 2024, 23:51
Crusaders vs Reds takeaways: Halfpenny disappoints, the verdict on Havili at 10
The Queensland Reds came away with their first win since 1999 by beating the Crusaders 33-28 in a thrilling Super Rugby Pacific ma…
Opinion
Ben Smith
04 May 2024, 18:53
Courtney Lawes: 'Disappointing thing is we didn’t really test them'
The 35-year-old had hoped to be leading his Saints out at Tottenham in the May 25 final in his final season at the Gallagher Premi…
Liam Heagney
04 May 2024, 17:12
James Lowe's frank admission after Champions Cup close shave
James Lowe admitted Leinster had gone close to suffering an almighty upset after reaching the Investec Champions Cup final with a …
PA
04 May 2024, 15:23
George Skivington on facing the Sharks in Challenge Cup final
George Skivington says that Gloucester will be braced for “a massive challenge” when they tackle South African heavyweights Th…
PA
04 May 2024, 15:10
Northampton player ratings vs Leinster | 2023/24 Champions Cup
Here, Leinster won again, but there was a world of a difference in how this 17-20 nerve-shredder unfolded in front of 82,300 enthr…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
04 May 2024, 14:57
Leinster barely survive Croke Park thriller with Northampton
Northampton fell short with a courageous second-half fightback as Leinster emerged 20-17 winners in their Investec Champions Cup s…
PA
04 May 2024, 14:50
Leinster player ratings vs Northampton | 2023/24 Champions Cup
Leinster player ratings: How Northampton Saints stayed in this one is hard to fathom, given there was only one side in it for much…
Opinion
Ian Cameron
04 May 2024, 14:37
Gloucester dispatch Benetton to keep silverware hopes alive
Gloucester reached the EPCR Challenge Cup final for a fourth time in their history after beating Italian hopefuls Benetton 40-23 a…
PA
04 May 2024, 12:30
How the Aussie men have defied the odds to make Singapore semis
Coach John Manenti has revealed the full extent of Australia’s depleted ranks at SVNS Singapore.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 10:50
It's the same old South African story for the Sharks
The line outside the South African Food Stand inside the Stoop was already 20 deep an hour and a half before kick-off. The space i…
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
04 May 2024, 10:41
Sharks bite Clermont to secure place in Challenge Cup final
The Sharks booked their place in the Challenge Cup final after striking with a late try to topple Clermont 32-21 at The Stoop.
PA
04 May 2024, 10:20
Ireland and Great Britain prepare to clash in meaningful Singapore semi
Ireland and Great Britain are just two wins away from a potentially season-defining result.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 10:06
Two big name players injured as Black Ferns Sevens progress to semis
The Black Ferns Sevens are through to the semi-finals in Singapore after running away for a clinical 24-5 win over Great Britain.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 8:21
Two-try Len Ikitau the difference as Brumbies hold off Fijian Drua
After getting off to an early lead, the Brumbies ceded the momentum but managed to hold on against the fast-finishing Fijians in C…
AAP
04 May 2024, 7:56
Fissler Confidential: Wallaby medical and England prop faces axe
Exeter Chiefs will complete the signing of Hunter Paisami after the Wallaby centre underwent a medical Down Under ahead of the mov…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
04 May 2024, 7:04
Another low for Western Force as McKenzie-inspired Chiefs run amok
It proved easy work for the Chiefs, with the hosts taking the lead inside two minutes and rarely taking their foot off the gas in …
AAP
04 May 2024, 6:16
Great Britain confirmed as eighth women’s team set for SVNS Grand Final
Great Britain are the eighth and final women’s side to book their ticket to the SVNS Series’ inaugural Grand Final in Madrid.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 6:04
Stuart Hogg hit with stalking charges - report
Former Scotland rugby captain Stuart Hogg will appear in court on Tuesday facing multiple charges including stalking. The 31-year-…
Ian Cameron
04 May 2024, 5:51
'Total nonsense' - Nigel Owens has final say on URC's most controversial game
Retired referee Nigel Owens has had the final say on arguably the most controversial game of the United Rugby Championship season.…
Ian Cameron
04 May 2024, 5:37
Lood de Jager's Wild Knights complete another regular season unbeaten
The 15th straight win by Japan’s six-time national champions against Yokohama – a sequence which dates back to 2013 – comple…
Matt McILraith
04 May 2024, 5:25
‘We never take it for granted’: Blitzboks go coast-to-coast to stun France
South Africa will play Australia in a blockbuster men’s quarter-final at SVNS Singapore.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 4:26
New Zealand keep title hopes alive by beating Australia in ‘must-win’ clash
New Zealand have lived to fight another game after overcoming Australia 26-10 in a “must-win” clash.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 4:03
Reds end 25-year drought in Christchurch with win over Crusaders
Fraser McReight has led a Queensland Reds charge in Christchurch to snap his side's 25-year losing streak against the Crusaders in…
AAP
04 May 2024, 3:47
‘Dug ourselves into a hole’: Fiji beat Ireland but miss Singapore quarters
Fiji may have beaten Ireland but they've still missed out on the SVNS Singapore quarter-finals.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 2:35
‘It was unreal’: Australia almost rewrite history by putting 60 on Fiji
SVNS Series co-leaders Australia have taken another step towards a historic title at Singapore’s National Stadium.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 May 2024, 1:44
Highlanders outlast Moana Pasifika in historic Tonga contest
It was a powerful moment when the teams took the field in Tonga, under pouring rain with a festive crowd full of voice, they lined…
Ned Lester
04 May 2024, 0:03
Rebels coach on Rugby Australia: 'I don't know what their intentions are'
Melbourne coach Kevin Foote says the Rebels feel abandoned by Rugby Australia with their future in the Super Rugby Pacific competi…
AAP
03 May 2024, 20:17
Leinster No.8 Max Deegan to switch provinces
Ulster are poised to steam the flow of players leaving Belfast after swooping on Champions Cup semi-finalists Leinster to land Ire…
Neil Fissler
03 May 2024, 13:57
How much Toulon paid Munster for Antoine Frisch
Antoine Frisch will sign a four-year deal with Top 14 giants Toulon after they agreed a €300,000 (£257,524) transfer fee with M…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
03 May 2024, 13:08
Mike Brown handed lengthy ban for 'disrespecting the authority' of official
Leicester Tigers fullback Mike Brown has been given a five-week ban from the RFU for "disrespecting the authority of a match offic…
Josh Raisey
03 May 2024, 12:14
Both Australian teams impress with unbeaten starts at SVNS Singapore
Both Australian teams finished day one at the SVNS Singapore with unbeaten records from two starts.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 11:49
Hastings to face Benetton as Gloucester change 7 from Exeter loss
Scotland fly-half Adam Hastings has returned to the Gloucester squad to face Benetton on Saturday in the Challenge Cup semi-final …
Josh Raisey
03 May 2024, 11:34
Watch: Michael Hooper scores first SVNS Series try but ‘not happy’ with form
Michael Hooper can tick off an impressive SVNS milestone with the distinguished former Wallabies captain scoring his first try on …
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 11:14
The 'hug tackle' testimony Maro Itoje gave at disciplinary hearing
The England second row was sin-binned by referee Luke Pearce at the time, but he was later cited and had to attend a disciplinary …
Liam Heagney
03 May 2024, 10:21
Rebels no match for the Blues during 'stressful time' for the club
Melbourne's drama-charged day has ended with a disappointing 38-11 defeat to the heavyweight Blues in their Super Rugby Pacific cl…
AAP
03 May 2024, 10:11
Billy Vunipola: Police 'shocked' it took 2 taser shots to down him
Billy Vunipola insists he has a problem “knowing when to stop” as he explained the circumstances behind his drunken arrest in …
PA
03 May 2024, 10:03
Quins create tailor-made plan to down European giants Toulouse
Quins will make a first Champions Cup semi-final appearance in south-west France on Sunday.
PA
03 May 2024, 9:53
'He’s a big man' - Dragons land 6'7 Aussie lock from Pau
Dragons RFC has officially announced the signing of Australian lock Steve Cummins for the 2024/25 season.
Ian Cameron
03 May 2024, 9:49
SVNS leaders Argentina bounce back with 33-point blitz against New Zealand
SVNS Series leaders Argentina may have silenced some doubters on Friday evening with a stunning 28-point win over New Zealand.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 9:40
Danny Wilson: 'Harlequins certainly won't kick three points in Toulouse'
The Stoop supremo on Glaswegian redemption, the genius of Marcus Smith, and why Quins have to go for broke in France.
FEATURE
Jamie Lyall
03 May 2024, 8:57
Sharks name 7 World Cup-winning Springboks in XV to face Clermont
Sharks head coach John Plumtree has named seven World Cup-winning South Africa internationals in his starting XV to face ASM Clerm…
Josh Raisey
03 May 2024, 8:42
Watch: SVNS great Portia Woodman-Wickliffe makes more rugby history
Portia Woodman-Wickliffe has broken yet another record with the Black Ferns Sevens veteran scoring her 250th HSBC SVNS try.
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 8:06
Great Britain keep SVNS Grand Final hopes alive with win over Fiji
Great Britain have kept their hopes of playing in the upcoming SVNS Grand Final in Madrid alive with a hard-fought 19-14 win over …
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 7:33
Harlequins keep the faith, changing just one of their match day 23
The Londoners beat off Gallagher Premiership leaders Northampton with a 41-32 win at Twickenham last Saturday.
Liam Heagney
03 May 2024, 7:32
Dupont and Ntamack start as Toulouse name team for Quins
France stars Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack have both been named to start as Toulouse named their side to take on Harlequins in…
Ian Cameron
03 May 2024, 7:23
Ludlam and Sleightholme out as Saints make 7 changes for Leinster
Lewis Ludlam and Ollie Sleightholme have been ruled out of Northampton Saints' Investec Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster …
Josh Raisey
03 May 2024, 7:22
Leinster change two, but Ringrose and Keenan remain absent
The Irish province swatted aside their French rivals, winning 40-13 after successive narrow defeats to Ronan O’Gara’s team in …
Liam Heagney
03 May 2024, 7:11
Cornish Pirates statement: Survival 'down to the RFU'
CORNISH Pirates majority shareholder and Life President Dicky Evans has warned the RFU that the future of professional rugby in th…
Jon Newcombe
03 May 2024, 7:03
Dragons statement: New CEO appointed
The Dragons have announced Rhys Blumberg as their new chief executive officer in a week of administrative change at Rodney Parade.…
Josh Raisey
03 May 2024, 6:44
Bulls DoR Jake White on why he raided Sharks for Boeta Chamberlain
Bulls director of rugby Jake White confirmed that 'versatility’ was the magic word when he decided to sign Sharks utility back B…
Rugby365
03 May 2024, 6:42
'Cheers Elon Musk' - Gloucester have X account removed
Gloucester have experienced an unexpected setback with the removal of their main social media account on platform X, prompting a t…
Ian Cameron
03 May 2024, 6:20
Argentina centre Matias Orlando immediately exits Newcastle
Newcastle Falcons have granted centre Matias Orlando an early release from his contract "to pursue a new playing opportunity".
Josh Raisey
03 May 2024, 6:08
Cobus Reinach reveals what it was really like in the ‘toughest week of his life’
After receiving death threats then being dropped for the Rugby World Cup final, Cobus Reinach recounts how difficult that period w…
Exclusive
Grant Constable
03 May 2024, 5:52
Hurricanes pile more misery on Waratahs
The NSW Waratahs' finals hopes remain in tatters following yet another Super Rugby Pacific flop.
AAP
03 May 2024, 5:24
‘Bloody oath’: Ex-Junior Wallabies skipper completes 3 week switch to SVNS
Last year’s Junior Wallabies captain Teddy Wilson rose from the bench at Singapore’s National Stadium before running out on th…
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 4:53
Melbourne Rebels face yet more problems in fight to stay alive
A vote to save the Melbourne Rebels may prove to be only a stay of execution, with the debt-ridden Super Rugby Pacific club facing…
AAP
03 May 2024, 4:37
The era-defining moment that set Leinster on the road to success
The elite Irish province started their dominance in 2009 and will be desperate to put out a statement of intent against Northampto…
FEATURE
Pat McCarry
03 May 2024, 4:27
Kitiona Vai scores twice as New Zealand sneak past Canada in golden point
When the All Blacks Sevens needed a hero, Kitiona Vai stepped up and answered that call not once but twice.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 3:58
Brumbies ring the changes as they chase coveted top-two spot
The ACT Brumbies are determined to keep their foot on the pedal as they speed towards a coveted Super Rugby Pacific home semi-fina…
AAP
03 May 2024, 2:30
‘It killed me’: USA thrash Fiji to take step towards SVNS Grand Final
The United States of America have taken a significant step towards securing their place in the SVNS Series’ Grand Final in Madri…
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 2:09
Crusaders to blood British and Irish Lions great as Reds eye 25-year first
A Welsh rugby great will give the Crusaders a new look as the Queensland Reds attack a very familiar problem in Christchurch.
AAP
03 May 2024, 1:18
South Africa upset SVNS heavyweights USA with final play heroics
Nadine Roos admitted she was “quite nervous” as the star playmaker lined up a shot at goal to win the match in Singapore.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 May 2024, 0:35
Makazole Mapimpi: 'My life is somewhere I never thought it would be.'
The popular World Cup winner is a rags-to-riches story and he is desperate to enjoy the hand life has dealt him
FEATURE
Daniel Gallan
02 May 2024, 17:06
SRU on verge of landing Mosese Tuipulotu from Tahs
Gregor Townsend is on the verge of luring NSW Waratahs inside centre Mosese Tuipulotu to Scotland to reunite with elder Sione, jus…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
02 May 2024, 13:55
'I fell in love with that the minute I got here' - Jack Willis
The England international is chasing domestic and European title success.
PA
02 May 2024, 13:35
What the 'Cry Boks' say about the modern South African male
In a sport filled with tough men, Duane Vermuelen stood out across a 19-year career. You don’t earn the nickname “Thor” by p…
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
02 May 2024, 13:03
'Chaos': Lawes sheds light on the social that ended 2 England careers
England's 2019 World Cup training camp in Italy had a lasting impact on the squad, but not necessarily one that then-head coach Ed…
Josh Raisey
02 May 2024, 12:34
Gloucester in talks with former England lock prospect
Gloucester have had talks with lock Elliott Stooke about making a return to Kingsholm when his contract with bitter West Country r…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
02 May 2024, 11:56
'Had Feyi-Waboso stayed with us, he’d be playing for Wales by now - he should be playing for Wales.'
The direction of travel eastwards, over the Severn Bridge has turned from a trickle to a torrent and Wales must somehow stem the p…
FEATURE
Mark Orders
02 May 2024, 11:17
What assistant coaches actually do, and why Parling and Bleyendaal will succeed
The giant Englishman could drive Australia's lineouts to new heights, as could the former Munsterman with Leinster's attack.
FEATURE
Sam Larner
02 May 2024, 10:57
Adam McBurney to return to Ireland next season
Former Ireland U20 hooker Adam McBurney is set to move from Edinburgh to Connacht at the end of the season.
Josh Raisey
02 May 2024, 10:33
Hacjivah Dayimani exits SA on back of Springboks snub
French giants Racing 92 are poised to make their fourth signing for next season, with Stormers back-row Hacjivah Dayimani on the v…
Neil Fissler
02 May 2024, 9:28
Ex-Ireland wing brands Six Nations champs 'not that good an Irish side'
Ireland and South Africa have developed quite a peculiar rivalry in recent months as it is one that was not created on the pitch, …
Josh Raisey
02 May 2024, 8:47
Henry Slade and Exeter Chiefs smash stalemate with new deal
England outside centre Henry Slade has pledged his future to Exeter Chiefs by finally signing a new one-year contract with the opt…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
02 May 2024, 8:17
Dragons make second Super Rugby signing in a week
The Dragons have continued their strong recruitment drive ahead of next season with their third signing of the week and second fro…
Josh Raisey
02 May 2024, 7:53
Argentina U20's forward pack dominates Australia U20 for historic win
The teams had learnt from the match prior that points would be hard to come by in the conditions and so opted to take the three po…
Ned Lester
02 May 2024, 7:02
Ireland to prepare for WXV 1 debut with Australia Test in Belfast
Ireland Women will warm up for their first taste of WXV 1 with a Test against Australia at Kingspan Stadium this September.
Martyn Thomas
02 May 2024, 6:56
How 'very smart' ex-GAA star introduced by O'Gara is aiding Gloucester
Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington believes the leadership training of Jonny Cooper, the former Gaelic football star, …
Chris Jones
02 May 2024, 6:52
The Dallaglio verdict on Saints, Quins in 'shot to nothing' semis
No English club has featured in the decider since Exeter lifted the trophy in the behind-closed-doors October 2020 showpiece again…
Interview
Liam Heagney
02 May 2024, 6:36
England to host France and New Zealand ahead of WXV title defence
England will host France and New Zealand this autumn in the build-up to their second WXV 1 tournament.
PA
02 May 2024, 6:35
All Blacks great Dane Coles robbed of swansong
With the semi-finalists and Replacement Battle (promotion/relegation series) candidates all but sorted, the final round of the reg…
Analysis
Matt McILraith
02 May 2024, 6:08
The case for keeping the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby Pacific
The future of the Victoria-based franchise have dominated the headlines in Australia but does winding them up make sense?
FEATURE
Brett McKay
02 May 2024, 5:41
New Zealand U20s vs South Africa U20s takeaways: Solomon the spark in the wet, tall pack dominates
New Zealand U20s and South Africa U20s played out the inaugural Rugby Championship U20 match in torrential rain as wet conditions …
Opinion
Ben Smith
02 May 2024, 5:38
Johann van Graan signs ultra-long-term deal at Bath
Bath head of rugby Johann van Graan has signed a new deal with the club which will keep him at the Rec until 2030.
Josh Raisey
02 May 2024, 5:00
New Zealand U20 score in dying minutes to draw with South Africa U20
The "Sunshine Coast" had provided some substandard conditions for the momentous occasion, but as the teams walked out past the lar…
Ned Lester
02 May 2024, 4:48
All Blacks coaches revealed as voices behind David Havili's move to 10
Just how versatile the All Black is is sure to be tested under the lights of Apollo Projects Stadium on Saturday when Havili lines…
Ned Lester
02 May 2024, 2:37
Bledisloe Cup clash on ANZAC Day might work but with consequences
In an interview with the Inside Line podcast Rugby Australia chairman Daniel Herbert revived a decade-old idea for a Bledisloe Cup…
Opinion
Adam Julian
01 May 2024, 23:21
‘Something special’: Ethan Blackadder’s return after another injury setback
Ethan Blackadder insists “something special” is just around the corner with the backrower bouncing back from another injury la…
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 22:17
Ex-Wallabies duo agree Noah Lolesio should currently start for Australia
Former Wallabies Tim Horan and Cameron Shepherd agree that flyhalf Noah Lolesio would start for Australia if there was a Test tomo…
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 21:41
Bledisloe Cup not the priority for Schmidt as Wallabies play the long game
Coach Joe Schmidt admits he probably won't know his best Wallabies starting side until the end of the spring tour in December, as …
AAP
01 May 2024, 21:04
The 'quite disheartening' reason that has Andrew Porter fired up
Leo Cullen’s men are preparing to host Northampton in the semi-finals of the competition following successive final losses to Ro…
PA
01 May 2024, 13:18
'I haven’t seen any fear this week': Alex Dombrandt talks up Quins
While it is Quins’ first semi-final appearance in the flagship club competition, record five-time winners Toulouse are one victo…
PA
01 May 2024, 13:01
Championship bust-up sees ex-England hooker Cairns cop 12-game ban
The 45-year-old, who won his only Test cap away to South Africa in 2007, coached the Wirral club to promotion two seasons ago.
Liam Heagney
01 May 2024, 12:38
'I want to be the best No9 in the world': Varney's new confidence
Gloucester scrum-half Stephen Varney helped Italy enjoy a historic Guinness Six Nations championship this year, but now many of hi…
Interview
Chris Jones
01 May 2024, 12:36
Saracens statement: The outcome of Billy Vunipola investigation
Saracens have issued a statement to say Billy Vunipola will face no further action from the club following his arrest in Majorca o…
Josh Raisey
01 May 2024, 12:02
Alex Mitchell: Saints 'are in a very good place at the moment'
Northampton have mirrored the England scrum-half's own rise and will travel with confidence to face Leinster in Dublin.
FEATURE
Neil Squires
01 May 2024, 11:17
Edinburgh tie down another Scotland lock with new deal
Edinburgh lock Jamie Hodgson has signed a new deal with the club, keeping him in the Scottish capital until 2026.
Josh Raisey
01 May 2024, 10:30
Key ingredients for Ireland in their Rugby World Cup 2025 journey
The journey begins now and it's a massive task for this young squad. However, there are a few key ingredients that I believe will …
Opinion
Anna Caplice
01 May 2024, 10:28
Eben Etzebeth has his say on who next Springboks captain should be
With Siya Kolisi, the skipper of the 2019 and 2023 Rugby World Cup-winning teams now based in France, there has been talk that Ras…
Liam Heagney
01 May 2024, 8:33
Tyrone Green: 'I want my team-mates to expect me to do something special'
The hot-stepping Harlequins full-back could play for England next year if his native South Africa don't want him.
FEATURE
Daniel Gallan
01 May 2024, 7:57
Alex Codling breaks silence, outlines his future after Newcastle
The 50-year-old ex-England second row had jumped at the opportunity to succeed Dave Walder, agreeing to become head coach at Kings…
Liam Heagney
01 May 2024, 7:45
Ex-Wallaby Matt Giteau set to reunite with All Blacks great Ma'a Nonu
Australia centurion Matt Giteau is set to make his San Diego Legion debut this Sunday in Major League Rugby four months after comi…
Josh Raisey
01 May 2024, 6:57
Celtic Challenge to return for an expanded 2024/25 season
The expansion of the competition from eight rounds to ten provides vital preparation for Irish, Scottish, and Welsh players ahead …
Imogen Ainsworth
01 May 2024, 6:42
RFU statement: Cited Maro Itoje 'free to play with immediate effect'
The 29-year-old was yellow-carded for his 29th-minute collision at The Rec, but he was subsequently cited and had to appear at a d…
Liam Heagney
01 May 2024, 6:00
Three Northampton signings, including a National League 2 back-rower
Luke Green, Fyn Brown and Archie Benson will join ahead of the 2024/25 campaign from San Diego Legion, Doncaster Knights and Lucto…
Liam Heagney
01 May 2024, 5:54
Women's Elite Rugby tipped to have big impact on USA
USA women head coach Sione Fukofuka believes the introduction of a professional league in the country can play a huge role in maki…
Interview
Martyn Thomas
01 May 2024, 5:26
Wales wing Owen Lane to leave Cardiff for France's second division
Cardiff winger Owen Lane has joined a growing number of players leaving the Welsh capital at the end of the season by agreeing a t…
Josh Raisey
01 May 2024, 5:19
The Joe Schmidt update on the uncertain future of Carter Gordon
With the future of Gordon's Super Rugby Pacific side, the Melbourne Rebels, in major doubt, the 23-year-old has reportedly had pre…
AAP
01 May 2024, 4:50
Fijian Drua welcome Tevita Ikanivere back to starting side to play Brumbies
Coach Mick Byrne has made seven changes to Drua’s starting side ahead of their clash with the ACT Brumbies.
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 3:24
The Springbok Eben Etzebeth calls ‘one of the hardest men in rugby’
The 33-year-old Mbonambi became a pivotal part of South Africa’s successful Rugby World Cup title defence in 2023 after Malcolm …
Liam Heagney
01 May 2024, 3:01
Moana Pasifika hope to ‘make our people proud’ on historic gameday in Tonga
Captain Sione Havili Talitui has stated that Moana Pasifika are motivated to “make our people proud” this weekend.
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 2:57
How 'goosebump tone-setter' has Fin Smith set for ‘hostile’ Leinster
Saints will visit the 82,300-capacity Dublin stadium, which is steeped in national symbolism as the site of the 1920 Bloody Sunday…
Liam Heagney
01 May 2024, 2:51
Mick Cleary: 'What England desperately need is a feeling of everyone pulling in the same direction'
The club versus country debate has been rumbling on for eons but there are tentative signs progress is inbound, at last
FEATURE
Mick Cleary
01 May 2024, 2:50
Possible Wallabies bolters left out of Brumbies squad to play Fijian Drua
Two potential candidates to receive a maiden call-up into the Wallabies squad later this year have been left out of the Brumbies…
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 2:35
Skipper Rob Leota back in starting side for Rebels’ ‘crucial’ Blues clash
Rebels captain Rob Leota has been named in the starting side for the first time since round six.
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 2:19
Ex-Maori All Black returns for Western Force’s trip to Hamilton
Former Maori All Blacks lock Tom Franklin returns to the Force’s starting side along with captain Jeremy Williams.
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 1:59
Wallaby Fraser McReight returns with Reds ready for Crusaders clash
Fraser McReight will return for the Reds this weekend when the Queenslanders take on the Crusaders in “one of the great places…
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 1:41
Max Jorgensen dropped as injury-hit Waratahs prepare for Hurricanes
Max Jorgensen has been left out of the NSW Waratahs’ match-day squad to take on the table-topping Hurricanes.
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 1:13
Two injury changes for the Highlanders ahead of Tonga trip
The Highlanders have named their team for their trip to play Moana Pasifika in Nuku’alofa for the first-ever Super Rugby Pacific…
Ben Smith
01 May 2024, 0:50
Chiefs reshuffle backline for Force after injury to All Black Stevenson
Coach Clayton McMillan has reshuffled the Chiefs’ backline ahead of their clash with the Western Force on Friday night.
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 0:43
Leigh Halfpenny named for Crusaders in Super Rugby Pacific debut
Welsh international Leigh Halfpenny has been named for his Super Rugby Pacific debut with the Crusaders against the Queensland Red…
Ben Smith
01 May 2024, 0:31
New captain as Hurricanes make mass changes again to starting side
Billy Proctor will captain a new-look Hurricanes team on Friday night with coach Clark Laidlaw once again making mass changes.
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 0:23
Cam Suafoa set for inspiring return with Blues after cancer treatment
Cam Suafoa is set for an incredible return to Super Rugby Pacific this weekend with the Blues after missing large parts of the sea…
Finn Morton
01 May 2024, 0:00
The All Blacks outplayed the Springboks in the World Cup final
They say that history is written by the victors, and that is certainly true with Chasing the Sun 2 highlighting the exploits of th…
Opinion
Ben Smith
30 Apr 2024, 23:32
Argentina U20 name strong side for historic clash with Junior Wallabies
Coach Alvaro Galindo had to make some “difficult” selection decisions when picking the Argentina Pumitas team to take on tourn…
Finn Morton
30 Apr 2024, 23:22
Junior Springboks ‘eager’ for historic clash with rivals New Zealand U20
Zachary Porthen will lead the Junior Springboks in a historic U20 Rugby Championship clash against traditional rugby rivals New Ze…
Finn Morton
30 Apr 2024, 22:23
Junior Wallabies side named for first-ever round of U20 Rugby Championship
Toby Macpherson will lead the Junior Wallabies into battle on Thursday evening when the Australians take on Argentina in the openi…
Finn Morton
30 Apr 2024, 21:53
New Zealand U20 team named to play South Africa in U20 Rugby Championship opener
New Zealand U20 head coach Jono Gibbes has named a 23-man team to play South Africa on the Sunshine Coast in the inaugural U20 Rug…
Ben Smith
30 Apr 2024, 21:38
All Blacks Sevens playmaker whose name is now next to Jonah Lomu and Christian Cullen
The All Blacks Sevens playmaker won the Leslie Williams Trophy for 'best and fairest' player at the Hong Kong Sevens.
Interview
Adam Julian
30 Apr 2024, 17:34
Dan Carter weighs in on who should be Scott Robertson's All Black 10
The debate is largely between Barrett and Chiefs maestro Damian McKenzie, both of whom were key cogs for the All Blacks' 2023 Rugb…
Ned Lester
30 Apr 2024, 16:34
Northampton issue injury update, react to Croke Park history talk
Croke Park was the location of the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1920 – when British forces opened fire and killed 14 people at a Ga…
Jon Newcombe
30 Apr 2024, 12:35
Niall Armstrong the latest player to commit to Exeter
Scrum-half Niall Armstrong has become the latest Exeter Chiefs player to sign a contract extension at Sandy Park.
Josh Raisey
30 Apr 2024, 12:28
Ox Nche: 'The best feeling is squeezing a tighthead so hard he passes out'
The Springbok's mastery of the dark arts propelled his team to World Cup glory and could spur the Sharks into uncharted European w…
FEATURE
Jamie Lyall
30 Apr 2024, 11:55
The post-game Ireland arrogance that left Eben Etzebeth in shock
South Africa were beaten 8-13 by the Irish in Paris but the defending champions from 2019 went on to retain their crown by defeati…
Liam Heagney
30 Apr 2024, 11:50
Racing 92 boss Lancaster receives bizarre attack from ex-France wing
Former France winger Jean-Baptiste Lafond has claimed Racing 92 head coach Stuart Lancaster would make a "clown who had just won t…
Josh Raisey
30 Apr 2024, 11:26
Toulouse back in the pink on and off the field
After hitting rock-bottom in 2017, Europe's most successful club have rediscovered their élan.
FEATURE
Gavin Mortimer
30 Apr 2024, 10:50
'I won't make it back for the end of the season, I'm going to embrace the journey'
While I'm looking forward to getting started on my rehab as soon as possible, it's also important to realise that it is a broken b…
Exclusive
Rosie Galligan
30 Apr 2024, 10:03
Dragons statement: David Buttress steps down as chairman
This vacancy will be filled by co-owner David Wright, but no replacement was named for the position of CEO with interim boss Grae…
Liam Heagney
30 Apr 2024, 9:34
Ex-Ireland international Tiernan O’Halloran announces retirement
Connacht fullback Tiernan O’Halloran has announced his retirement at the end of the season after 15 years of professional rugby.
Josh Raisey
30 Apr 2024, 8:54
GB men's and women's make 2 changes for decisive Singapore SVNS
Great Britain men's and women's have named their squads for the Singapore SVNS this weekend, with two changes in each squad for a …
Josh Raisey
30 Apr 2024, 8:27
Eben Etzebeth names 'biggest life achievement', issues Boks warning
The 32-year-old is currently in London preparing for the Sharks’ EPCR Challenge Cup semi-final versus Clermont at the Twickenham…
Liam Heagney
30 Apr 2024, 8:06
RFU statement: Maro Itoje cited for yellow-carded tackle
The second row collided with Alfie Barbeary approaching the 30-minute mark with his team 5-0 ahead in a match they were to win 15-…
Liam Heagney
30 Apr 2024, 6:36
Hunter Paisami the latest Wallaby linked with Premiership move- report
Australia and Reds centre Hunter Paisami is in the middle of a tug-fo-war between Rugby Australia and the Gallagher Premiership's …
Josh Raisey
30 Apr 2024, 5:33
Newcastle sign 23-year-old identical twin props for next season
Tighthead Callum and loosehead Connor Hancock are currently involved with England Students, who take on France Universities this S…
Liam Heagney
30 Apr 2024, 4:41
Montpellier continue to build formidable pack with Abuladze signing
Georgian international Nika Abuladze is close to signing a deal with Top14 side Montpellier, moving from the Exeter Chiefs to Bern…
Francisco Isaac
30 Apr 2024, 3:54
Bruised Highlanders gear up for historic test in Tonga
For the Highlanders, it will be a very different outlook compared to round 10's gritty win over the Western Force under the roof i…
Ned Lester
29 Apr 2024, 23:32
Why ex-Wallaby believes Reds’ painful loss to Blues can be a ‘good’ thing
The Reds' loss to the Blues could be the catalyst for future success, according to a former Wallaby.
Finn Morton
29 Apr 2024, 22:30
Ex-All Black takes aim at Ethan de Groot for 'taking the p***'
Former All Black halfback Justin Marshall has taken aim at Highlanders prop Ethan de Groot for 'taking the p***' during the Highla…
Kim Ekin
29 Apr 2024, 22:28
Australians are quite right to be complaining about Samipeni Finau
If Samipeni Finau is to be a legitimate weapon in the Chiefs’ and All Blacks’ arsenal, then the timing is critical.
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
29 Apr 2024, 22:00
'Moana Man of the Year' Solomone Funaki signs with Dragons
Moana Pasifika's reigning Player of the Year Solomone Funaki has agreed to a deal with Welsh club Dragons for the 2024/25 season.
Ned Lester
29 Apr 2024, 21:59
New Zealand U20's first five abandoned his Arizona baseball dream to stay in rugby
Grant eventually abandoned his baseball dreams and has just been selected for the New Zealand Under 20s to compete in the inaugura…
Interview
Adam Julian
29 Apr 2024, 20:44
Jo Yapp names Australia squad for Pacific Four Series
Yapp has included 20 players for the upcoming fixtures who featured in Australia's WXV 1 and O’Reilly Cup competitions last year…
Imogen Ainsworth
29 Apr 2024, 18:49
Rugby Australia announce near eight-figure deficit
The governing body reported an uplift in participation across clubs and schools, with significant increases in young people taking…
AAP
29 Apr 2024, 17:48
Northampton pinpoint area of improvement needed for Leinster clash
Though Northampton Saints sit at the top of the Gallagher Premiership and have an Investec Champions Cup semi-final on Saturday ag…
Josh Raisey
29 Apr 2024, 12:35
RFU blew their chance to admit mistake in latest debacle – Andy Goode
The RFU has completely missed the point with its latest officiating related statement and referees simply shouldn’t be in charge…
Opinion
Andy Goode
29 Apr 2024, 11:42
Hiring Rob Penney may be the Crusaders' first major mistake in 30 years
The coach's resume had red flags, yet the franchise seemed set on appointing a man with Cantabrian connections at any price.
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
29 Apr 2024, 11:15
Irish-qualified ex-England U20 centre Piers O'Conor agrees URC switch
Bristol Bears centre Piers O'Conor has signed for Connacht in the United Rugby Championship ahead of next season. 
Josh Raisey
29 Apr 2024, 10:28
Leinster receive injury boost with 2 Ireland stars fit for Northampton
Leinster and Ireland duo Garry Ringrose and Jimmy O'Brien will return to full training this week and will be in contention to face…
Josh Raisey
29 Apr 2024, 9:58
Kwagga Smith: 'My work-rate rather than my size will define me'
Raised on a farm, Kwagga Smith's attributes and impact regularly see him top South Africa's 'battle-stats' in big matches.
FEATURE
Jon Cardinelli
29 Apr 2024, 9:46
Dragons sign 102kg Stormers centre on immediate deal
The Dragons have signed centre Chris Hollis from the Stormers on a short-term deal.
Josh Raisey
29 Apr 2024, 8:40
Ball in paw: How Bristol Bears think they’ve cracked it
As we emerge from the Six Nations, having hit ‘pause’ on the Premiership, Bears sit atop the entertainment metrics. 2,904 pass…
Exclusive
Claire Thomas
29 Apr 2024, 7:18
Vunipola issues statement on arrest with different account of events
Billy Vunipola has issued a statement refuting reports that he had threatened customers and staff at a bar in Majorca following hi…
Josh Raisey
29 Apr 2024, 7:03
‘It's the people’s champions against the actual champions’ - Ireland great weighs in
The build up to the most hotly contested midyear tour is ramping up, as outspoken former Ireland centre Gordon D’arcy has added …
Grant Constable
29 Apr 2024, 5:00
England No8 Billy Vunipola tasered and arrested in Spain
Saracens and England No8 Billy Vunipola was arrested in the early hours of Sunday following a violent incident in Majorca, accordi…
Josh Raisey
29 Apr 2024, 4:24
Former Crusader crowns Blues star the best performance of round 10
There were plenty of standout performances in round 10, including no shortage of standout players for the Crusaders.
Ned Lester
29 Apr 2024, 1:52
Waratahs in firing line with Hurricanes eager to respond to Brumbies loss
The Hurricanes' losing streak against the Brumbies continued in round 10 of Super Rugby Pacific, ending the Wellington team's unbe…
Ned Lester
28 Apr 2024, 21:48
'It's ridiculous': Ex-All Blacks defend Samipeni Finau after Tane Edmed hit
Two former All Blacks have come to the defence of Chiefs' blindside Samipeni Finau after his crunching tackle on Tane Edmed was pu…
Ben Smith
28 Apr 2024, 21:35
Sophie de Goede leads from the front in big win for Canada
Canada's captain Sophie de Goede scored twice in a 50-7 win against USA in the opening match of this year's World Rugby Pacific Fo…
Jon Newcombe
28 Apr 2024, 19:31
Blues on win: 'You breathe a sigh of relief because you got away with it'
The Hurricanes' supremacy atop the Super Rugby Pacific table is under threat, with the Blues sitting just a single bonus point beh…
Ned Lester
28 Apr 2024, 18:56
Stuart Hogg reveals time in rehab has helped him ‘reset’
Former Scotland captain Stuart Hogg has revealed spending time at a rehabilitation centre helped him “reset” after being charg…
PA
28 Apr 2024, 17:11
'It’s so simple for us when there’s no ifs, buts and maybes' – Ben Curry
Ben Curry believes Sale are in a “good place” again after a 35-14 victory over Newcastle stretched their winning streak to thr…
PA
28 Apr 2024, 15:27
Rob Baxter lauds 'exceptional' England duo after vital win
Exeter boss Rob Baxter hailed the contributions of England internationals Henry Slade and Immanuel Feyi-Waboso after Chiefs kept t…
PA
28 Apr 2024, 15:15
Sale strengthen play-off bid with five-try win at Kingston Park
Sale Sharks strengthened their Premiership play-off ambitions with an impressive victory over winless Newcastle Falcons at Kingsto…
PA
28 Apr 2024, 13:17
Exeter keep play-off hopes alive with bonus-point win at rivals
Exeter kept alive their Gallagher Premiership play-off hopes by brushing aside West Country rivals Gloucester 38-17 at Kingsholm.
PA
28 Apr 2024, 12:59
The Mark McCall verdict on 'magnificent' captain Owen Farrell
Friday evening we were witness to a tight and nervy top of the table affair between Bath and Saracens at the Recreation Ground, in…
Jack Tunney
28 Apr 2024, 9:54
Little known 6'7 English rugby player picked in NFL draft
While the eighth tier of domestic rugby in England would not usually be a hotbed for potential NFL talent, Travis Clayton has show…
Grant Constable
28 Apr 2024, 8:30
Fans rave over 'Try of the Season' magic that dazzled Leinster
While the Stormers scored a five-try bonus point win over Leinster on Saturday night, the way it finished has thrilled local fans,…
Grant Constable
28 Apr 2024, 7:05
Ben Woods: 'I don’t know a player that hasn’t had some struggles afterwards'
The pandemic wasn’t in the script when he transferred from Legion Sports Management in the summer of 2018. Neither was the colla…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
28 Apr 2024, 3:18
Super Rugby takes: Brumbies deserve more respect, Highlanders should raid Hurricanes
After ten rounds of Super Rugby Pacific, the top four is yet to be decided while many teams are fighting for their seasons. 
Opinion
Ben Smith
28 Apr 2024, 1:42
Brumbies vs Hurricanes: Former NZ U20 rep stars for Brumbies
The Brumbies have ended the Hurricanes' winning streak in a performance that saw the Wellingtonians beaten in some key areas they'…
Opinion
Ned Lester
28 Apr 2024, 1:21
Why the Wallabies won't be following the Springboks' rush defence under Schmidt
While an attack under Schmidt will be more intricate than seen in previous Wallabies teams the team’s defence and breakdown work…
Analysis
John Ferguson
27 Apr 2024, 23:33
Wallaby flyhalf lights up Japan with 17 point haul and third try in four weeks
Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley has bagged 17 points, including his third try in four weeks, to spark a spectacular revival by…
AAP
27 Apr 2024, 21:03
Connacht stay in URC play-off contention with thrilling victory against Dragons
The Irish province always held the edge over spirited Dragons and the five points obtained leaves them firmly in the mix with thre…
PA
27 Apr 2024, 17:56
Stormers hand Leinster second humbling in a row
Leinster surrendered their place at the top of the United Rugby Championship table after going down to a 42-12 defeat to Stormers …
PA
27 Apr 2024, 15:23
Saints boss Dowson reacts to controversial Care incident
Northampton director of rugby Phil Dowson admitted his frustration at his side’s failure to capitalise on three Harlequins yello…
PA
27 Apr 2024, 14:28
'I can’t believe I’m sitting here as a losing coach'
Bristol director of rugby Pat Lam said he never lost belief his players would come away from Leicester with a result after their 2…
PA
27 Apr 2024, 14:15
'Helped me out': Danny Care's take on avoiding 'stonewall' sending off
Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care can count himself as very fortunate that he was not red-carded against Northampton Saints on Satu…
Josh Raisey
27 Apr 2024, 14:04
England score six against France for sixth consecutive Six Nations title
England sealed their sixth consecutive Women’s Six Nations title, and their first with John Mitchell at the helm, with a 42-21 w…
Imogen Ainsworth
27 Apr 2024, 13:49
Munster complete successful South Africa tour by dismantling Lions
Munster became the first European team to win in Johannesburg in the United Rugby Championship this season after demolishing the L…
PA
27 Apr 2024, 13:44
Ireland qualify for 2025 World Cup and WXV 1 with win over Scotland
Ireland finished third in the Guinness Women’s Six Nations after they twice came from behind to narrowly beat Scotland 15-12 and…
PA
27 Apr 2024, 13:27
Quins sink Premiership leaders Saints in ten-try thriller
Danny Care was fortunate to escape a red card as Harlequins claimed a controversial 41-32 win over Northampton in the Big Summer K…
PA
27 Apr 2024, 13:13
Edinburgh boost play-off hopes with hard-fought win in Cardiff
Edinburgh picked up a valuable four points in their quest for an end of season play-off spot as Cardiff finished their Arms Park s…
PA
27 Apr 2024, 13:06
Mike Brown red proves costly as Bristol stun Leicester at the death
Magnus Bradbury scored a last-gasp try as Bristol completed an amazing comeback with a 21-19 Gallagher Premiership victory at Leic…
PA
27 Apr 2024, 12:47
Bulls back to winning ways with demolition of Ospreys
The Ospreys’ unbeaten record against South African opposition in the United Rugby Championship came to an end with a 61-24 defea…
PA
27 Apr 2024, 11:14
Steyn scores two as Glasgow leapfrog Leinster to URC summit
Gregor Hiddleston and Kyle Steyn both ran in a pair of tries as Glasgow kept their bid to finish top of the United Rugby Champions…
PA
27 Apr 2024, 10:08
Wales take first win in the 2024 Women's Six Nations on final day
Wales and Italy kicked off Super Saturday at the Principality Stadium with the home side recording their first win of the 2024 com…
Imogen Ainsworth
27 Apr 2024, 9:46
Bristol lose England international shortly before Leicester clash
Bristol Bears fullback Max Malins has been forced out of his side's clash with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road today.
Josh Raisey
27 Apr 2024, 8:48
Reds vs Blues: SBW was right and wrong; ex-Junior Wallaby outplays All Black
With time up on the clock, the Blues snatched an all-time Super Rugby Pacific classic after Caleb Clarke linked up with Sam Nock t…
Opinion
Finn Morton
27 Apr 2024, 7:33
Wily Owen Farrell met by chorus of boos from Bath crowd
Though the penalty kick to deliver a victory for Saracens over Bath on Friday night was as simple as kicks come for Owen Farrell, …
Josh Raisey
27 Apr 2024, 6:51
McKenzie Hawkins: 'I hope that we come off as electric'
“It's great to play the best in the world, and having it at home on American soil will definitely change the tune of the game. W…
Interview
Philip Bendon
27 Apr 2024, 6:38
Fissler Confidential: Radwan eyed to replace exit-bound England wing
Gloucester are keeping tabs on Newcastle Falcons flyer Adam Radwan, but it is not a move that they are planning for next season. I…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
27 Apr 2024, 6:28
Mo'unga back-up shines in his absence while Barrett magic secures win
Richie Mo’unga might have been at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium for today’s Fuchu Derby in Japan Rugby League One, but he d…
Matt McILraith
27 Apr 2024, 5:09
Glasgow react to speculation George Turner is quitting for Japan
The 31-year-old is believed to have been offered a one-year deal to join Kobelco Kobe Steelers, the Japan Rugby League One outfit …
Bryn Palmer
27 Apr 2024, 5:05
Highlanders v Force: Landers have foot in finals, All Blacks won’t be too impressed
The Highlanders have taken a big step towards finals football in Super Rugby Pacific after beating the Western Force 7-6.
Opinion
Finn Morton
27 Apr 2024, 4:55
Rugby’s forever man Mike Brown: 'I'm a driven individual'
Mike Brown may be considered past his sell-by date but he remains a Premiership force at 38.
FEATURE
Neil Squires
27 Apr 2024, 4:39
Maggie Alphonsi: 'With Joe Marler, the reality is that's social media'
For sure, her live appearance on the BBC will be a tad more glamourous pitchside at Stade Chaban Delmas rather than sitting in her…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
27 Apr 2024, 3:28
Brumbies bounce back dramatically to hand Hurricanes first loss of season
It was a hungry Brumbies outfit that greeted the undefeated Hurricanes in Canberra, clearly out with a point to prove after a reco…
Ned Lester
27 Apr 2024, 2:29
Watch: Former All Blacks prop scores first Super Rugby try in 4,943 days
Crusaders prop Owen Franks scored his first try in 4,943 days during the win over the Rebels on Friday.
Finn Morton
27 Apr 2024, 0:34
Moana Pasfika's furious last-minute comeback falls short against Drua
The Fijian Drua hosted Moana Pasifika in the second duel between the two sides this year, having lost the first time around during…
Ned Lester
27 Apr 2024, 0:22
‘It didn’t look good’: Chiefs coach provides update on injured All Black
Clayton McMillan expects fullback Shaun Stevenson to miss “a couple of weeks” after the one-Test All Black picked up what appe…
Finn Morton
26 Apr 2024, 20:44
Werner Kok treble sees Sharks down Scarlets in Llanelli
Werner Kok scored a hat-trick of tries to help the Sharks to just a fourth United Rugby Championship victory of the season as they…
PA
26 Apr 2024, 19:43
Ulster triumph by slim margin in 10-try contest against Benetton
Ulster made it consecutive home wins in the United Rugby Championship with a thrilling defeat of Benetton at Kingspan Stadium.
PA
26 Apr 2024, 19:27
Owen Farrell steps up to sink title rivals Bath late
Reigning champions Saracens put one foot in the Gallagher Premiership play-offs after Owen Farrell’s late penalty sunk title riv…
PA
26 Apr 2024, 19:13
The Marlie Packer boast about how England will tackle France away
The Red Roses have blazed a trail through the Guinness Women’s Six Nations by averaging almost 10 tries a game, including 14 in …
PA
26 Apr 2024, 10:36
Jannes Kirsten named for Bulls debut 11 months after Exeter exit
The 30-year-old, who notched a Heineken Champions Cup/Gallagher Premiership double in his first season in England in 2019/20, deci…
Liam Heagney
26 Apr 2024, 8:18
Damian McKenzie stars as Chiefs register comeback win over Waratahs
The Chiefs have delivered a blow to the NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby Pacific finals hopes, coming from behind for a 38-22 win at Alli…
AAP
26 Apr 2024, 7:51
John Mitchell issues England 'dial it up again' warning to France
The Red Roses flattened Ireland 88-10 at Twickenham in round four, their attack igniting to run in 14 tries and placing them one v…
PA
26 Apr 2024, 7:45
Waratahs v Chiefs: Harlem Globetrotters fall short, Chiefs prove themselves again
The Chiefs had to do it the hard way before running away for a 38-22 win which keeps their hopes of a top-two finish alive.
Opinion
Finn Morton
26 Apr 2024, 7:31
Test sabbatical over as Owen Farrell will take on France in June
The 32-year-old announced a Test rugby sabbatical away from England duty following the completion of last year’s Rugby World Cup…
Liam Heagney
26 Apr 2024, 7:03

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