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The Keith Wood verdict on rookie Ireland out-half Jack Crowley
Veteran out-half Johnny Sexton called it quits at the end of the Rugby World Cup at the age of 38 and the recently-turned 24-year-…
Liam Heagney
02 Feb, 6:05
Finn Russell one of 5 key talking points before Wales and Scotland collide
The Scots have not beaten Wales in Cardiff since 2002.
02 Feb, 6:02
The glum statistic about this weekend's Scotland squad
The dwindling impact of the once mighty Borders rugby production factory reaches a nadir this weekend with a Scotland squad select…
David Ferguson
02 Feb, 5:49
Netherlands v Sweden: How the second-oldest rivalry in women’s Test rugby started
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the inaugural meeting between the teams, the Netherlands travelling to Malmö where they b…
Martyn Thomas
02 Feb, 5:40
England given meagre five per cent chance of Six Nations title glory
This weekend’s start to the 2024 championship will see defending champions Ireland go to France on Friday night with England vis…
Liam Heagney
02 Feb, 5:29
Carter Gordon and the Rebels without a cause
As the Melbourne franchise battles financial strife, Australia's talented young 10 faces an uncertain future.
Nick Bishop
02 Feb, 5:13
'Nothing comes easy for Scotland in Cardiff – you have to earn it'
Two heroes of previous Scotland wins in Cardiff explain how the current side can end 22 years of hurt.
David Ferguson
02 Feb, 5:08
South Africa is already in the Six Nations
There is so much South African meat knocking about Scottish rugby at the minute that black puddings are being made with kudu blood…
Daniel Gallan
02 Feb, 4:55
Townsend happy to deny Wales advantage despite 'disappointed' Gatland
Tournament regulations say both sides must agree to have the roof closed.
02 Feb, 4:52
Marcus Smith could potentially miss entire Six Nations with England
A clearer picture of Smith’s fitness will emerge next week.
02 Feb, 3:49
Ben Kay: 'I genuinely think it’s a really exciting time to be an England fan'
With a team in transition, Italy in Rome presents a potential banana skin but there is much to savour with this new England team
Ben Kay
02 Feb, 3:43
England U20s explain their selection of Paris-based Junior Kpoku
The senior-level restriction hasn’t affected the 18-year Kpoku who has been popping across the Channel this winter from Paris to…
Liam Heagney
02 Feb, 3:25
Highlanders and Moana Pasifika name teams for pre-season fixture
The very first game of 2024's Super Rugby Pacific pre-season kicks off in Queenstown on Friday (6pm NZT) with a match between the …
Ned Lester
01 Feb, 21:34
Leigh Halfpenny starts as Crusaders name team for Munster clash
The Crusaders have named their team to play Munster at a sold-out Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday (Sunday NZT).
Ned Lester
01 Feb, 17:34
James O'Connor on Reds' teenage sensation: 'Big, quick, good work ethic, smart'
Barely 18, the schoolboy rugby monster is already out-lifting most of the seasoned Queensland Reds backs in the gym.
01 Feb, 16:51
Young Wallabies 'hungry' and 'recharged' for Super season
Former Wallabies captain James Slipper admits his teammates are itching to get back into club rugby and put the ugly World Cup cha…
01 Feb, 16:15
Rugby Australia 'want to accelerate that decision' on Rebels' future
The Melbourne Rebels will know their long-term Super fate sooner rather than later, with Rugby Australia boss Phil Waugh keen to a…
01 Feb, 15:48
Gregory Alldritt: 'Huge' France performance awaiting Ireland in Marseille
France captain Gregory Alldritt has warned Ireland his side are primed to “produce a huge performance” in Friday evening’s G…
01 Feb, 12:33
Three talking points as Steve Borthwick names England team for Italy
It was a selection with a difference, Steve Borthwick making eight changes to his starting XV from the team that ran out 15 weeks …
Liam Heagney
01 Feb, 12:23
Ex-Bok centre Jan Serfontein confounds rumours of French exit
Forgotten Springbok centre Jan Serfontain has chosen to extend his career Montpellier for another season, despite rumours that he …
Ian Cameron
01 Feb, 12:14
Peter O’Mahony dismisses notion that opening clash is title decider
Andy Farrell’s men will take to the field in Marseille as reigning Grand Slam champions.
01 Feb, 11:25
Northampton Saints issue statement regarding Saudi Arabian investment
Northampton Saints have issued a statement saying they have had "no direct contact with any investors from Saudi Arabia," followin…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb, 11:17
Gatland clarifies leaving out 'ready to go' George North and Will Rowlands
Wales have not lost to Scotland in Cardiff since 2002.
01 Feb, 10:52
Davidson: 'When comments land in your own personal inbox it is a shock'
The honour of blowing the first whistle in the men’s 2024 Rugby Europe Championship falls to Hollie Davidson, who hopes that the…
Jon Newcombe
01 Feb, 10:42
Joe Marchant emphatically responds to rumours over Premiership return
Stade Francais centre Joe Marchant has said that he is "happy in Paris" amid rumours that he has signed for Gallagher Premiership …
Josh Raisey
01 Feb, 10:39
Premiership trio decline to comment on reported Saudi Arabian investment
Newcastle, Gloucester and Northampton have declined to comment following a report they are among four Gallagher Premiership clubs …
01 Feb, 9:47
The England age-grade verdict on Test rookie Chandler Cunningham-South
The 20-year-old will make his Test debut this Saturday in Rome just seven months after starring at the Junior World Championship i…
Liam Heagney
01 Feb, 9:41
'That's a ridiculous selection' - Healey and Stringer pick their 2025 Lions XV
On the eve of the Guinness Six Nations, former British & Irish Lion Austin Healey and Ireland legend Peter Stringer has selected t…
Ian Cameron
01 Feb, 9:28
Five key talking points for titanic opener between France and Ireland
The two sides go into a new era on the back of agonising Rugby World Cup exits.
01 Feb, 9:21
Blair Kinghorn out for Scotland as Gregor Townsend names squad
Kyle Rowe is set to earn his second Scotland cap on Saturday against Wales in the Guinness Six Nations, as he starts at fullback i…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb, 9:14
England name two new caps to start, include three more on the bench
Rookies Fraser Dingwall and Ethan Roots have been chosen to respectively start at inside centre and blindside, and there are three…
Liam Heagney
01 Feb, 9:00
Posolo Tuilagi in line to make France debut after late call-up
Perpignan's 19-year-old lock Posolo Tuilagi is in line to make his France debut on Friday against Ireland, after being called up t…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb, 8:25
Italy name experienced team to face England in Six Nations opener
New Italy head coach Gonzalo Quesada has named a settled starting XV to face England on Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico in the ope…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb, 7:38
One debutant for Wales as Gatland makes eight changes from RWC exit XV
Cardiff fullback Cameron Winnett is set to make his debut for Wales this Saturday against Scotland in the Guinness Six Nations, as…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb, 7:15
EPCR statement: Josh Caulfield banned after disciplinary appeal
EPCR opted to appeal the disciplinary committee’s decision and Caulfield will now face a stint on the sidelines.
Liam Heagney
01 Feb, 6:55
'Doesn't make my months ahead enjoyable thinking about that'- O'Gara
La Rochelle boss Ronan O'Gara believes Racing 92 have sent a "massive statement" to the rest of the Top 14 by signing Owen Farrell…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb, 6:19
Former Test centres on why Tony Brown will fit in well with the Springboks
The panel on the latest episode of Boks Office have chimed in on who the next Springbok assistant coaches will be
Grant Constable
01 Feb, 6:11
Flying Fijians make four-man shortlist for Simon Raiwalui successor
Head coach of the Fijian Drua Mick Byrne is one of four applicants hoping to replace Simon Raiwalui and take charge of the Flying …
Chris Jones
01 Feb, 5:53
Nine reasons to be thankful for the Six Nations
From Finn Russell to 'cheesecake' via Shaun Edwards' thunder face, a sideways look at what to expect in this year's Championship
Neil Squires
01 Feb, 5:29
George's 'mentor' Brits gives his take on the new England captain
Before there was Jamie George at Saracens, there was Schalk Brits. Much in the same way the new England captain had to bide his ti…
Josh Raisey
01 Feb, 5:16
Celtic Challenge title race on the boil but silverware isn’t the only prize on offer
With just one round of the regular season to go four teams remain in the hunt for the Celtic Challenge title. But the expanded cro…
Martyn Thomas
01 Feb, 4:47
Gatland forced to play a youthful hand as golden generation ebbs away
Wales have been forced to drum up their own hype with neutral observers writing them off before the tournament has started
Mark Orders
01 Feb, 3:48
Why Chris Ashton feels France are the Six Nations 'team to beat'
The French fell at the quarter-finals in their recent home Rugby World Cup, agonisingly losing to eventual winners South Africa by…
Liam Heagney
01 Feb, 3:35
Tommaso Allan: 'English press are nasty and brutal - I don't envy English players'
The veteran Italian reflects on a brutal World Cup, life in England and new beginnings for the Azzurri.
Daniel Gallan
01 Feb, 3:18
Patrick Tuipulotu to lead Blues in pre-season clash with Tokyo Sungoliath
All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu will captain the Blues in their first pre-season clash of 2024.
Finn Morton
31 Jan, 23:27
Tyla King opens up on NRLW ‘change’ and reasons for SVNS return
Following a stint in NRLW, Tyla King returned to the SVNS Series in Perth last week.
Finn Morton
31 Jan, 22:54
Why now is the perfect time for Italy to shock England
Italy versus England could be a 30 for 30 ESPN doco. Unfortunately, that is because they have 30 losses from the 30 matches played…
Ben Smith
31 Jan, 20:59
All Blacks’ 2024 schedule: 10 is the magic number in Scott Roberton’s first year
10 is the magic number for Scott Robertson’s All Blacks in 2024 – that should be widely seen as their winning pass mark.
Finn Morton
31 Jan, 20:14
'I feel really good’: Ma’a Nonu opens up on playing ‘one more year’ in MLR
Ma’a Nonu has opened up about why, at the age of 41, the two-time World Cup winner couldn’t “quite give up” playing profes…
Finn Morton
31 Jan, 17:40
Danny Cipriani confirms his retirement from rugby
Danny Cipriani has retired from professional rugby and declared it a “sobering but also freeing moment”.
31 Jan, 16:45
Letting the Rebels die would see the Force finally flourish
There was once a time in Super Rugby where the expansion franchise Western Force were a promising outfit for Australian rugby. The…
Ben Smith
31 Jan, 16:40
'What the heck is going on?’: How Ireland's style helped young Taranaki centre to a Blues contract
Suddenly Taranaki had more room and variety to attack. Meihana Grindley thrived with his hard running, regular offloads, and solid…
Adam Julian
31 Jan, 15:52
Andy Farrell lays out the one thing he wants from Ireland's youngsters
Farrell has handed starts to Test rookies Joe McCarthy, Calvin Nash and Jack Crowley.
31 Jan, 15:41
All Blacks release full schedule for 2024
The full schedule for the All Blacks in 2024 has been released today which includes a trip to America for the first time since 202…
Ben Smith
31 Jan, 14:16
'If we can turn the dial': Dickson on the impact of Whistleblowers
Karl Dickson is in a unique position in rugby, having experienced the sport at the highest level as both a player and a referee.
Josh Raisey
31 Jan, 11:41
Scotland lock Scott Cummings commits to Glasgow Warriors
Scotland lock Scott Cummings will continue his long association with Glasgow after extending his contract until the summer of 2026…
31 Jan, 11:40
Alex Mitchell becomes the latest England injury doubt – report
Mitchell’s availability is now also uncertain as he didn’t take part in two days of practice in Spain at the start of this wee…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan, 10:52
Huw Jones ready to own his position and take on 22-year record
Scotland centre Huw Jones will embrace the high expectations he set for himself as he looks to build on his impressive Guinness Si…
31 Jan, 10:25
Fabien Galthie: France must learn to play without Antoine Dupont
Fabien Galthie says France must learn to play without star man Antoine Dupont and has challenged Maxime Lucu to fill the void ahea…
31 Jan, 10:01
Steve Diamond: ‘The league would be bolloxed with nine teams’
Speaking at his media unveiling on Wednesday ahead of his official start date next Monday as the Falcons’ consultant director of…
Jon Newcombe
31 Jan, 9:46
Paolo Odogwu pens new deal to stay in Italy
Italy centre Paolo Odogwu has signed a new deal with United Rugby Championship outfit Benetton until 2027.
Josh Raisey
31 Jan, 9:25
Sam Monaghan: 'It was the strongest we've been as a group in the last couple of years'
With the announcement of a British and Irish Lions tour sparking conversation, Sam Monaghan spoke to RugbyPass about the impact of…
Imogen Ainsworth
31 Jan, 9:24
England name an U20s Six Nations team with eight new caps
Head coach Mark Mapletoft has called on seven players previously capped at this level, including skipper Finn Carnduff who was par…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan, 8:36
Venues confirmed for 2025 and 2026 European finals
The Investec Champions Cup final is set to return to Cardiff's Principality Stadium next year for the first time since 2014, the E…
Josh Raisey
31 Jan, 8:15
Four changes for Ireland who also go with a six/two bench split
It was October 14 when the Irish were last in action, getting defeated 24-28 by New Zealand in Paris.
Liam Heagney
31 Jan, 8:07
'It was a bit odd in the first day or two' - Ryan Elias on impact of new Wales players
New-look Wales face Scotland in their Six Nations opener.
31 Jan, 8:04
Charlie Ewels gunning for titles after signing new Bath deal
Bath lock Charlie Ewels has set his sights on winning silverware with Bath after signing a new contract at the Rec until 2027.
Josh Raisey
31 Jan, 7:22
The BastaShow Baptiste Serin verdict on France versus Ireland
The Toulon scrum-half was tipped to regain his place in the French squad after failing to make the cut for Rugby World Cup.
Liam Heagney
31 Jan, 7:05
Old timers back in vogue as France favour Springboks' approach
Fabien Galthié opts for experience over youth to help France recover from their World Cup setback.
Gavin Mortimer
31 Jan, 6:04
'We want to get Twickenham back to a place that is horrible to play in'
Jamie George insists England are determined to make Twickenham a “horrible” place for opponents to visit while also reassuring…
31 Jan, 6:00
France name Six Nations team with five changes from World Cup exit
The French were knocked out of their home World Cup with a 28-29 defeat to the Springboks in Paris on October 15 and their return …
Liam Heagney
31 Jan, 5:41
Saracens statement: Maro Itoje contract extension
There were fears that the forward might seek out a move as he was reportedly set to lose his marquee player status if Owen Farrell…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan, 4:55
Joe Marchant to revive England career with Premiership return - report
Joe Marchant is set to return to the Gallagher Premiership next season by signing for Saracens.  
Josh Raisey
31 Jan, 4:39
Mick Cleary: 'An England captain has to be more than a mere figurehead'
Jamie George is hugely experienced and a popular member of the squad and his relationship with Steve Borthwick will be pivotal
Mick Cleary
31 Jan, 4:35
The RFU rule Mike Tindall would happily bin to make England better
Head coach Steve Borthwick is heading into the start of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations unable to select four players who were part …
Liam Heagney
31 Jan, 3:28
How the Six Nations opener meets Einstein's parable of quantum insanity
This year's tournament gifts us, first up, the France-Ireland showdown we all dreamed about
Graham Simmons
31 Jan, 2:27
SVNS Perth: Incredible support lifts a ‘more aggressive’ Ireland side to bronze
As Ireland sevens star Jordan Conroy said on Sunday, “You’d think you’re back in Ireland.”
Finn Morton
30 Jan, 22:46
Beauden Barrett: 'This time every year I say I want to play 10'
Beauden Barrett wants to play first five-eighth. That's the clear message he sent in an interview on Wednesday after a Rugby World…
Ned Lester
30 Jan, 22:41
Hurricanes hope vice-captaincy takes All Black Asafo Aumua ‘to another level’
Hurricanes coach Clark Laidlaw has named Asafo Aumua as one of the team’s two vice-captains for 2024.
Finn Morton
30 Jan, 21:46
‘Bunch of psychos’: Aussie weighs in on possible nickname for sevens ‘sisterhood’
A team name could propel this team to the top of Australian sporting fandom along with the Matildas and the Australian cricket tea…
Finn Morton
30 Jan, 20:18
Blues name full-strength squad for Japan pre-season tour
The Blues have joined the Chiefs in bringing their full contingent of international stars to Japan for two preseason fixtures agai…
Ned Lester
30 Jan, 20:00
Brad Shields named Hurricanes captain in return season
Brad Shields will captain the hurricanes in his first year back with the team since 2018, stepping up in the absence of Ardie Save…
Ned Lester
30 Jan, 19:03
How sevens star's stunning Bronco time compares to All Black Cam Roigard
Cam Roigard has some serious competition from sevens star Andrew Knewstubb in the race to be crowned New Zealand’s fittest rugby…
Finn Morton
30 Jan, 18:54
Blues new 21-year-old first five is franchise legend Adrian Cashmore's nephew
Lucas is the son of real estate agent and auctioneer Blair Cashmore who played 11 games at halfback for Bay of Plenty between 1998…
Adam Julian
30 Jan, 18:49
Please stop throwing good money at the Rebels
Australia has too many Super Rugby franchises, from a high-performance perspective. I doubt many people would lament the passing o…
Hamish Bidwell
30 Jan, 17:34
Luke Jacobson succeeds Sam Cane as captain of the Chiefs
The Chiefs will look to loose forward Luke Jacobson to lead the team in 2024, announcing the 26-year-old as the team’s new capta…
Ned Lester
30 Jan, 16:33
'We're all gung-ho': Cash-strapped Rebels willing to fight for future
The cash-strapped Rebels have entered voluntary administration and handed their licence back to Rugby Australia, who in return wil…
30 Jan, 15:43
The Scotland update on the fitness of co-captain Rory Darge
The Glasgow flanker is hoping to be fit for Scotland’s game against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday after suffering a knee strain a…
30 Jan, 15:24
Marcus Smith ruled out of England's Six Nations opener
Fly-half Marcus Smith is out of England's opening match of the Guinness Six Nations after picking up a calf injury in their traini…
Josh Raisey
30 Jan, 12:29
Wales coach warns teams not to underestimate ‘intimidating’ stadium
Wales have not lost against their opening Six Nations opponents Scotland in Cardiff since 2002.
30 Jan, 12:21
Ronan O'Gara: No 'grieving period' in this new Six Nations era
As is customary with the first Guinness Six Nations after a World Cup, there are a lot of changes in personnel. But one position t…
Josh Raisey
30 Jan, 11:45
Bristol swoop for Lovejoy Chawatama as Kyle Sinckler's replacement
Bears director of rugby Pat Lam had been keen on bringing Chawatama to Ashton Gate ever since the front-rower’s former club, Lon…
Jon Newcombe
30 Jan, 11:05
World Rugby Pacific Four Series 2024 announced with the USA, Australia, and New Zealand as hosts
The World Rugby Pacific Four Series will return for a fourth year with Australia, New Zealand, and the USA all hosting matches bet…
Imogen Ainsworth
30 Jan, 11:00
Billy Burns poised to stay on in Ireland after Ulster exit – report
Irish province Munster have had issues at out-half in recent times following what was initially a logjam in the position.
Liam Heagney
30 Jan, 10:36
Sebastian Negri says Italy are ready for England despite 'setback'
The Azzurri are overseen by new head coach Gonzalo Quesada, whose first assignment is plotting the downfall of England in Saturday…
30 Jan, 9:25
Marseille will be magic but this Six Nations is wide open – Andy Goode
We often see some surprise results in the tournament after a Rugby World Cup when teams have made a few more changes than normal, …
Andy Goode
30 Jan, 8:09
Steven Kitshoff keeps top spot in latest URC Top 100 player list
The top 20 features seven South Africans, six Irish, three Scots, three Italians and one Welshman in Ospreys flanker Morgan. There…
Liam Heagney
30 Jan, 7:32
Ex-boss Steve Diamond backs Fin Smith to step up for England in crisis
Diamond was director of rugby at Worcester Warriors when Smith broke into the first team having starred for England U20s as they w…
Chris Jones
30 Jan, 7:13
Three Six Nations challenges facing Steve Borthwick and England
RugbyPass sets the scene ahead of next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations start for England away to Italy in Rome.
Liam Heagney
30 Jan, 6:51
Griffin signs variation to Bath contract but keeps Wales career alive
Archie Griffin has signed a variation to his Bath contract, keeping the tighthead prop at the Rec for another three seasons.
Josh Raisey
30 Jan, 6:48
Siya Kolisi outlines grand plans for life after retirement
At the age of 32, South Africa fans will be hoping that Siya Kolisi has many more years to give to the Springboks jersey- maybe ev…
Josh Raisey
30 Jan, 6:20
Pressure mounts on Gollings with New Zealand legend linked with Fiji
Ben Gollings' position as head coach of Fiji men’s sevens continues to attract speculation after he failed to deliver the title …
Chris Jones
30 Jan, 5:54
Jack Crowley and the men who would be 10
The spectre of Johnny Sexton will hang over the Ireland No 10 jersey for some time but a new era brings fresh competition
Pat McCarry
30 Jan, 5:30
'None of us had heard from him': May on LRZ's emotional club exit
Two weeks have passed since former Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit shocked the rugby world by confirming his immediate departure to…
Josh Raisey
30 Jan, 4:47
How Scotland's 'Humble Huw' Jones confounded his critics and rose again
Dogged by unfair perceptions, the centre's close confidants reveal his true character.
Jamie Lyall
30 Jan, 4:23
Garry Ringrose: How rejection bred resilience in Ireland's centre of excellence
The quiet man of Irish rugby has shown defiance in adversity to become a leader for club and country
Garry Doyle
30 Jan, 3:32
Guinness Six Nations: Why data shows England can compete for the title
What do the in-depth statistics say about each team's chances of lifting the trophy?
Nick Bishop
30 Jan, 3:27
Ireland coach says they now have their heads right after early World Cup exit
World Cup disappointment has not diminished belief among Ireland’s squad ahead of their Guinness Six Nations title defence, acco…
30 Jan, 3:00
Melbourne Rebels General Manager explains the club's big signings for 2024
Just days before making the decision to go into administration, the Melbourne Rebels were expressing nothing but excitement for th…
Ned Lester
29 Jan, 22:26
Mo'unga wins battle of All Black No 10s as Barrett injured in Japan
The anticipated clash between rival All Blacks No 10s lasted only 16 minutes before Beauden Barrett left the field, leaving countr…
29 Jan, 20:28
Ex-Highlanders coach Tony Brown a 'done deal' for Springboks
Former Highlanders head coach and Japan assistant Tony Brown will join Rassie Erasmus' staff as an assistant coach with the Spring…
Ben Smith
29 Jan, 19:48
Melbourne Rebels enter voluntary administration, will play out 2024 season
The Melbourne Rebels have entered voluntary administration, but will get the opportunity to play in the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific s…
Ned Lester
29 Jan, 19:17
Tana Umaga talks Moana Pasifika's 'purpose', Aaron Mauger's advice and more
Coaching Moana Pasifika is unlike coaching any other club in professional rugby, but that’s exactly why Tana Umaga wanted the ro…
Ned Lester
29 Jan, 18:56
Injury scare for England as Marcus Smith leaves training on crutches
England playmaker Marcus Smith was seen leaving training on crutches on Monday and will have a scan overnight to confirm his injur…
Ned Lester
29 Jan, 17:39
What Borthwick claims fans can expect this Six Nations from England
Borthwick’s 36-man squad have comfortably racked up the highest number of minutes played since the World Cup.
29 Jan, 10:38
Scotland draft 2 players to Six Nations squad after Adam Hastings withdrawal
Javan Sebastian and Ross Thompson have been have been added to the Scotland squad ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations opener away to…
29 Jan, 10:24
Kyle Rowe makes a case for why it's time to get that elusive second cap
The 25-year-old could replace the injured Darcy Graham in the Scotland XV for the Six Nations opener against Wales.
29 Jan, 10:08
'The difference between us and others': Erasmus' Bok 'transformation'
With two World Cups to his name now, one as head coach and one as director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus is already being heralded as o…
Josh Raisey
29 Jan, 9:37
England back row Courtney Lawes to join Brive - report
England back row Courtney Lawes is set to join Pro D2 side Brive - according to reports in France.
Ian Cameron
29 Jan, 6:41
Chief executive Lucy Wray adds to Saracens departures
Saracens continue to face upheaval after the club announced that chief executive Lucy Wray is to step down at the end of the month…
29 Jan, 6:39
Siya Kolisi fires back at critics of future teammate Owen Farrell
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has leapt to the defence of his future Racing 92 teammate Owen Farrell in the wake of criticism h…
Josh Raisey
29 Jan, 5:45
URC break attendance record for second time in three weeks
Over 146,000 fans have helped the United Rugby Championship to break its all-time single-round attendance record for the second ti…
29 Jan, 4:54
‘Not that I wouldn’t want to’: Quade Cooper discusses Wallabies future
80-Test Wallaby Quade Cooper had admitted that he’ll “probably” never play for Australia again.
Finn Morton
29 Jan, 1:12
Australian coach’s praise for ‘quality player’ Marcos Moneta after Perth final
There might not be a better player on the SVNS Series than Argentina’s Marcos Moneta.
Finn Morton
28 Jan, 22:06
‘Not the time to start’: Australia sevens coach discusses Michael Hooper’s future
The Aussies have big-name recruit Michael Hooper waiting to be called upon in the coming months.
Finn Morton
28 Jan, 21:31
Wallabies’ World Cup disaster immortalised in new docuseries
The Wallabies' Rugby World Cup disaster in 2023 has been immortalised in a three-part Stan Sport docuseries.
Finn Morton
28 Jan, 20:56
George Skivington glad to end ‘painful’ nine-match losing run with win over Sale
Gloucester head coach George Skivington was happy to end a “painful” run of nine Premiership defeats with their bonus-point 32…
28 Jan, 13:13
Gloucester end nine-game Premiership losing run with victory over Sale
Gloucester broke their miserable run of nine consecutive Premiership defeats with a morale-boosting win over Sale at Kingsholm.
28 Jan, 12:27
Springboks train eyes on former Ireland forward - report
Former Munster and Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery is poised to become the new defence coach for the Springboks  - report Afrikaans…
Ian Cameron
28 Jan, 8:25
The 13 days that have put Saracens back 'in the mix'
Mark McCall praised his side for restoring the “Saracens fundamentals” following a 40-22 victory over Exeter Chiefs which lift…
28 Jan, 7:43
All Blacks Sevens dealt tough draw as SVNS Vancouver pools revealed
The New Zealanders will have to do it the hard way in Vancouver next month.
Finn Morton
28 Jan, 6:51
Lynagh niggle adds intrigue to Reds' No.10 question
Tom Lynagh's English accent is fading and in its place is a new-found mongrel he knows he'll need as the race to wear the Queensla…
28 Jan, 6:19
Ireland and Argentina squash Australia’s hopes of historic home SVNS double
Ireland and Argentina have ended Australia’s hopes of claiming their first SVNS ‘double’ on home soil since 2018.
Finn Morton
28 Jan, 6:15
Wallaby legend Will Genia gets first red card at 36
Former All Black backrower Shannon Frizell joined Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights midfielder Dylan Riley as the leading individual …
28 Jan, 6:12
Rassie Erasmus' weekend gets worse with season ending injury for Springbok
Former All Black backrower Shannon Frizell joined Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights midfielder Dylan Riley as the leading individual…
Ian Cameron
28 Jan, 5:40
'I believe the top four will go right down to the last week'
Bristol boss Pat Lam believes this season’s Gallagher Premiership play-off race will go down to the wire.
28 Jan, 5:34
How Damian Willemse produced the World Cup's iconic image
The Springbok talks historical biographies, wearing his jersey for six days straight, and the scrum call now enshrined in rugby fo…
Daniel Gallan
28 Jan, 4:33
Jimmy Gopperth: 'I've been blown away by the quality of the Pro D2'
For Gopperth – who turns 41 next June – the cross-Channel adventure has been invigorating for the New Zealander who played a d…
Liam Heagney
28 Jan, 4:30
‘We’re not stressing’: Sam Dickson explains All Blacks Sevens’ woes in Perth
The All Blacks Sevens were always going to have their work cut out for them under the scorching Australian sun.
Finn Morton
28 Jan, 3:52
Black Ferns Sevens’ Tyla King gives honest take on ‘ridiculous’ quarter exit
There might not be any better way to sum up New Zealand’s heartbreaking quarter-final defeat than “ridiculous.”
Finn Morton
28 Jan, 3:05
Australia women and men chase history after making SVNS Perth finals
Australia haven’t won the ‘double’ at a home event since the Sydney Sevens in 2018.
Finn Morton
28 Jan, 1:30
Jorja Miller and Maddison Levi to miss rest of SVNS Perth through suspension
New Zealand’s Jorja Miller and Australia’s Maddison Levi will miss the rest of SVNS Perth.
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 22:26
Watch: Aussie youngster Henry Palmer scores with unbelievable finish in Perth
Henry Palmer stole the show on Saturday night with a spectacular finish against the United States.
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 19:13
James Hadfield stars for Saracens in entertaining win over Exeter
Saracens leapfrogged Exeter in the Gallagher Premiership table courtesy of an entertaining 40-22 victory at a packed StoneX Stadiu…
27 Jan, 14:58
Crestfallen Newcastle boss rues letting league leaders off hook
Newcastle interim head coach Micky Ward felt his side let league leaders Northampton “off the hook” after failing to take adva…
27 Jan, 14:50
Bristol upset the odds with thrilling win over west country rivals Bath
Bristol shredded the Gallagher Premiership form-book by beating title contenders and fierce west country rivals Bath 57-44 in a re…
27 Jan, 12:36
'Has to be done': The refereeing change Nigel Owens wants to see
The ex-Welsh official had taken umbrage over the disciplinary hearing decision to rescind the red card brandished last weekend to …
Liam Heagney
27 Jan, 12:26
Northampton ensure top spot for Six Nations break after beating lowly Newcastle
Northampton’s bonus-point 38-13 victory over winless Newcastle ensures the Saints will remain top of the Premiership standings h…
27 Jan, 11:35
Ronan O'Gara: 'We chatted, and not alone was he offended, I was offended'
Ronan O'Gara has expressed dismay at the exclusion of La Rochelle flyhalf Antoine Hastoy from France's Guinness Six Nations squad.
Ian Cameron
27 Jan, 11:13
Bulls move into top four as late Johan Goosen penalty earns win over Lions
Johan Goosen kicked a late penalty from inside his own half to send the Bulls into the United Rugby Championship top four after a …
27 Jan, 10:51
Bayonne confirm signing of Alex Moon
Top 14 club Bayonne have confirmed the signing of Northampton Saints second-row Alex Moon, who has signed for the next two seasons…
Ian Cameron
27 Jan, 9:58
Australia’s ‘poor cousins’ men’s team charge into SVNS Perth semis
Australia has charged into the SVNS Perth Cup semi-finals after overcoming the United States on Saturday.
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 8:40
Callum Sheedy set to quit Bristol and join Welsh URC club – report
The 28-year-old has starred for Pat Lam’s Bristol since a 2018 top-flight debut following an apprenticeship at Championship leve…
Liam Heagney
27 Jan, 6:50
First-ever HSBC SVNS Perth a success as World Rugby reveals day three is sold out
World Rugby has confirmed that day three of the SVNS Perth is a sell-out.
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 6:28
'There will be stories around what went on in the World Cup' – Simon Easterby
Assistant coach Simon Easterby insists Ireland will not be thinking about the Rugby World Cup final that never was when they launc…
27 Jan, 5:51
Six Nations boost as Wales hold on to back row star
Aaron Wainwright has handed Welsh rugby a major pre-Six Nations boost by agreeing a new contract with the Dragons.
27 Jan, 5:42
Dan McKellar: 'After playing the best two teams in Europe, it was a tough ask'
Leicester director of rugby Dan McKellar said his side are now “well and truly back in the hunt” in the Premiership after batt…
27 Jan, 5:37
‘This is our shot’: Great Britain eager to make history at Perth SVNS
Jasmine Joyce pointed out “It’s minus four at home” but it didn’t stop the sevens star from smiling after a tough win.
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 5:33
The Stuart Lancaster verdict on Owen Farrell’s Lions tour chances
The 32-year-old England Rugby World Cup captain has currently ruled himself out of selection for his country until the summer of 2…
Liam Heagney
27 Jan, 5:28
SA Rugby statement: Rassie Erasmus hospitalised
SA Rugby have revealed that Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has been hospitalised following a freak accident in which …
Ian Cameron
27 Jan, 5:20
‘Clearly a little issue’: Maddison Levi sent off for second time this season
Less than 24 hours after Teagan Levi’s high shot on Englishwomen Emma Uren, older sister Maddison was dealt a similar fate.
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 4:51
Red card drama as Australia pip New Zealand in quarter-final thriller
Australia emerged victorious after a thrilling Perth SVNS quarter-final against rivals New Zealand that included plenty of red car…
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 4:26
The rise of Jack Willis proves England's eligibility criteria should change
The flanker has added to his considerable skillset in Toulouse, yet is unable to represent his country.
Nick Bishop
27 Jan, 4:21
South Africa women stun GB to win first pool game on SVNS Series
“How proud are you” was the question thrown Nadine Roos’ way after South Africa’s history-making pool win on the SVNS Seri…
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 2:13
Heartbreaking loss to Fiji sees All Blacks Sevens miss Cup quarters in Perth
New Zealand will battle it out for ninth place at Perth’s HBF Park after falling to France and Fiji in pool play.
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 1:43
‘Bit of unfinished business’: Black Ferns Sevens look ahead to Australia quarter
Following Australia’s shock loss to Great Britain, the hosts will face New Zealand later on day one for a spot in the semis.
Finn Morton
27 Jan, 0:06
Breast cancer survivor makes ‘incredible’ return to SVNS Series in Perth
There are plenty of moments every year that remind us all that rugby is more than just a sport.
Finn Morton
26 Jan, 23:26
James O'Connor: 'I haven’t been coached like this in a long time'
It's the beginning of a new era for the Reds, as Brad Thorn departs after five years and Les Kiss looks to take the team to the ne…
Ned Lester
26 Jan, 23:16
James Lay's 'shocked' reaction to being named Moana Pasifika captain
Moana Pasifika recruit James Lay admits he was "shocked" when he was asked to captain the team under new coach Tana Umaga.
Ned Lester
26 Jan, 21:12
Australian Teagan Levi suspended after red card at Perth SVNS
Teagan Levi was sent off during Australia's shock loss to Great Britain on Friday night.
Finn Morton
26 Jan, 20:19
Chiefs include All Blacks in squad for Japan preseason tour
The Chiefs will be with their full complement when they board the plane for the land of the rising sun, including their All Blacks…
Ned Lester
26 Jan, 18:05
Leicester squeak past Harlequins after late missed conversion
Fly-half Jarrod Evans missed a late conversion with virtually the last kick of the game as Harlequins went down to a narrow 20-19 …
26 Jan, 17:06
Stuart Lancaster breaks silence on Racing's signing of Owen Farrell
The deal, which will be rubberstamped next week when Farrell visits Paris to undergo his medical, sent shockwaves through the game…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 11:56
Ex-British & Irish Lions flyhalf Stephen Jones joins Moana Pasifika
Stephen Jones, the former fly-half with 104 caps for Wales has been recruited for two seasons as assistant coach of the Moana Pasi…
Willy Billiard
26 Jan, 11:53
Luatua to make history by wearing 'Player Mic' for the first time
Bristol Bears flanker Steven Luatua will become the first ever player to wear a 'Player Mic' tomorrow when Bristol Bears take on B…
Josh Raisey
26 Jan, 11:41
'He made incredible comments, humiliating players' - Stade coach crosses the line
Stade Français coach Karim Ghezal is reportedly facing internal challenges following an epic post-match spray given to his player…
Ian Cameron
26 Jan, 11:30
Johann van Graan issues promising Ollie Lawrence injury update
Bath head coach Johann van Graan and head of medical Rory Murray have issued a statement today saying they are working towards cen…
Josh Raisey
26 Jan, 10:39
Teagan Levi sees red as Great Britain stun hometown favourites Australia
Great Britain stunned the home crowd at Perth’s HBF Park on Australia Day after a red card.
Finn Morton
26 Jan, 9:24
13 players set to miss the Six Nations due to injury
The past two weeks must surely be the worst for any national coach, as they are forced to watch two rounds of European action behi…
Josh Raisey
26 Jan, 9:06
Lancaster: How Henry Arundell reacted to Racing signing Owen Farrell
The 32-year-old Farrell was confirmed last Monday as a new Racing recruit on a two-year deal that will begin this summer through t…
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 8:13
Regan Ware the hero as All Blacks Sevens survive golden point thriller
With everything on the All Blacks Sevens at the Perth SVNS on Friday night, veteran Regan Ware was the hero that New Zealand neede…
Finn Morton
26 Jan, 7:32
Lewis Ludlam returns from injury to captain new-look Northampton
England flanker Lewis Ludlam is set to return from a two-month absence tomorrow when he captains Northampton Saints against Newcas…
Josh Raisey
26 Jan, 7:21
'Cheslin is the happiest he has ever been in his career'
He is formally called Siyamthanda Kolisi OIG. However, to the world, he is just ‘Siya’. Kolisi, who was awarded South Africa…
Jan De Koning
26 Jan, 7:01
England statement: Replacement named as Nick Isiekwe drops out
It was last Tuesday when the RFU confirmed that three players – Bath’s Ollie Lawrence, Harlequins’ Oscar Beard and Sale’s …
Liam Heagney
26 Jan, 6:00
Melbourne Rebels hold player meeting following shock reports in Aussie press
The Melbourne Rebels insist they haven't entered voluntary administration but the move is potentially on the table for the financi…
26 Jan, 5:52
Fledgling Ospreys offer hope with 'Gucci galacticos' long gone
They can no longer afford big-ticket imports but an emerging crop of talented youngsters gives Ospreys cause for optimism.
Mark Orders
26 Jan, 4:53
Venue confirmed for historic first ever Test between Springboks and Portugal
The Springboks will face Portugal in a once off, historic clash that is the first ever meeting between the two sides.
Grant Constable
26 Jan, 4:16
What next for Portugal?
Portugal stole hearts and made history at the Rugby World Cup, but their future is shrouded in doubt.
Francisco Isaac
26 Jan, 4:15
SVNS star Bienne Terita shines bright during Australia’s perfect start
It only took Australian sevens youngster Bienne Terita about 30 seconds to score against South Africa at Perth’s HBF Park on Fri…
Finn Morton
26 Jan, 4:09
Black Ferns Sevens icons stand tall during second-half blitz in Perth
Waaka, Blyde, Woodman-Wickliffe and Miller all lived up to their reputations as world-class players during a second-half blitz..
Finn Morton
26 Jan, 3:26
Young talent stars as France stun New Zealand with big win at Perth SVNS
Theo Forner has been described as “one of the most naturally talented players” in the French sevens setup after their big win …
Finn Morton
26 Jan, 2:37
Quinten Strange to lead Crusaders during historic Northern Tour
Quinten Strange will lead the Crusaders during their Northern Tour when the reigning Super Rugby champions come up against Munster…
Finn Morton
26 Jan, 0:45
Whistleblowers: New documentary to shine light on life of a referee
A groundbreaking documentary providing an unprecedented insight into the lives of referees at the Rugby World Cup last year is set…
Josh Raisey
25 Jan, 13:01
Leicester Tigers Women's forwards coach receives seven-match ban for match official abuse
Luke Stratford, Leicester Tigers Women’s forwards coach has received a seven-match ban for conduct prejudicial to the interests …
Imogen Ainsworth
25 Jan, 12:56
Watch - Exiled Wales star Joe Hawkins cops ban for hit that hurt him more than ball carrier
Exiled Wales star Joe Hawkins has received a ban for an incident over the weekend in his side's 40-17 loss in the Champions Cup to…
Ian Cameron
25 Jan, 11:07
Edinburgh coaching trio sign new two-year contracts
Assistant coaches Stevie Lawrie, Michael Todd and Rob Chrystie have signed two-year deals to remain with Edinburgh.
25 Jan, 10:58
Scotland lose Grant Gilchrist for opening Six Nations game
Scotland have lost their talismanic second row Grant Gilchrist for the opening Six Nations match in Wales due to suspension, but t…
David Ferguson
25 Jan, 10:50
Groundbreaking technology to be introduced this weekend in Premiership
Bristol Bears' West Country derby with Bath this Saturday will see a 'Player Mic' be used for the first time, TNT Sports have conf…
Josh Raisey
25 Jan, 9:53
Ireland avoid drastic changes despite fourth RWC quarter-final elimination in a row
The Grand Slam champions begin their campaign begins on February 2 against title rivals France in Marseille.
25 Jan, 9:42
France shuffle backline in training as fresh injury concern raises head
France's flyhalf injury crisis could yet deepen further ahead of their Six Nations opener against Ireland, with Matthieu Jalibert …
Ian Cameron
25 Jan, 8:56
Steve Borthwick on different approach and belief that fans deserve better
Borthwick’s squad are aiming to blast out of the blocks.
25 Jan, 8:56
Bath confirm third contract extension in as many days with Ojomoh deal
Bath have confirmed their third contract extension of the week with centre Max Ojomoh committing to the club until 2027.
Josh Raisey
25 Jan, 8:50
Toulon to trade Tolofua for potential Biggar replacement - report
Toulon are on the verge of making a midseason player exchange with Top 14 strugglers Montpellier, according to Midi Olympique. 
Josh Raisey
25 Jan, 8:26
5 players to watch in the 2024 Guinness Six Nations
A host of rugby’s most gifted players will go head to head over the coming weeks in the 25th instalment of the Guinness Six Nati…
25 Jan, 7:13
Champions Cup round of 16 dates and venues confirmed
Harlequins will get the Investec Champions Cup round of 16 fixtures underway on Friday April 5 when they host Glasgow Warriors at …
Josh Raisey
25 Jan, 6:53
Barnes pays tribute to 'magnificent colleague' Peyper after retirement
Wayne Barnes has paid tribute to his "magnificent colleague" and great friend Jaco Peyper, who has joined him in retirement.
Josh Raisey
25 Jan, 6:04
New captains, absent stars and fresh faces – Six Nations talking points
The Rugby World Cup done and dusted until 2027, attention now turns to this season’s Guinness Six Nations and a battle for Europ…
25 Jan, 5:49
Change confirmed to the match officials for Italy vs England
Pierre Brousset of France had been named as an assistant referee for the February 3 Stadio Olimpico fixture.
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 5:25
Finn Russell on his 'jokey' Messi comment that has now gone viral
Finn Russell could never be described as shy and the Netflix producers clearly loved his openness with the opening episode release…
David Ferguson
25 Jan, 5:11
Much-maligned Willie Le Roux has a lot more to give
The wily full-back has his critics, but even at 34, his influence burns as bright as ever.
Jon Cardinelli
25 Jan, 5:03
Confirmed: Eddie Jones to coach against England at Twickenham
The Australian was at the helm in England for seven years but his team’s disimproving results meant that an Autumn Nations Serie…
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 5:01
Six Nations favourites likely determined by opening clash winner
It is difficult to look beyond Ireland and France as the principal contenders for this season’s Guinness Six Nations title.
25 Jan, 4:55
Marcus Smith: 'I felt run down...being able to refresh my mind was key'
The great showman felt out of sorts after the World Cup but has recharged his batteries in time to attack the Six Nations.
Tom Bradshaw
25 Jan, 4:50
France statement: Six released from Six Nations squad, Tuilagi called up
Five up-and-coming youngsters will fill in for them at national team training.    
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 4:44
Warren Gatland takes positives from Wales' 'financial challenges'
Wales will go into the Guinness Six Nations with a new-look squad containing five international rookies and a 21-year-old captain.
25 Jan, 4:20
Ex-Ireland back: How to be 'a successful player' under Joe Schmidt
The ex-Irish head coach, who assisted the All Blacks to their recent second-place finish at the Rugby World Cup, has now taken on …
Liam Heagney
25 Jan, 4:02
Luke Crosbie: 'We know we’re a world-class team'
Luke Crosbie insists Scotland are determined to prove they are genuine Guinness Six Nations title contenders as they aim to make u…
25 Jan, 3:59
Damian McKenzie's challenge: 'The door’s open so he’s got to go kick it down'
Damian McKenzie is the undeniable favourite to inherit the keys to the All Blacks' engine in 2024, but that doesn't make it a sure…
Ned Lester
24 Jan, 17:26
Joe Schmidt can’t afford to repeat Eddie Jones’ most costly Wallabies mistake
If the Wallabies are serious about winning Tests in 2024, then Len Ikitau needs to play.
Finn Morton
24 Jan, 16:07
Australia put Olympic 'performance bubble' to test at Perth SVNS
Australia's gold-hunting rugby sevens teams will use Perth's world series pressure-cooker to test their Olympic ambitions.
24 Jan, 15:32
Springbok Jesse Kriel provides post-surgery update
South Africa centre Jesse Kriel has shared a photo of his right thumb in a cast after recently undergoing surgery for an ongoing i…
Josh Raisey
24 Jan, 13:01
New Scotland co-captain Finn Russell on his stormy past with Townsend
The 31-year-old was named in the role last Sunday along with back-rower Rory Darge ahead of the upcoming Guinness Six Nations.
24 Jan, 12:42
How new Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins reacted to Warren Gatland call
The 21-year-old Exeter lock is set to lead his country against opening Guinness Six Nations opponents Scotland on Saturday week.
24 Jan, 12:24
GB tweak squad for Perth SVNS after Six Nations call-up
GB Sevens have named their men's and women's squads for the upcoming HSBC Perth SVNS, making multiple changes to both teams.
Josh Raisey
24 Jan, 12:09
Season is over for Jonny Hill; Sale also losing Manu Tuilagi battle
The out-of-favour England lock went down in the first half of the 37-24 loss which cost the Sharks their place in the round of 16.
Jon Newcombe
24 Jan, 12:06
'The time is now!' - Rugby must embrace its stars or wither on the vine
ROC Nation Sports president Michael Yormark issues an impassioned plea for change.
Daniel Gallan
24 Jan, 9:31
Val Rapava-Ruskin pledges his commitment with new deal
Gloucester Rugby have today revealed that prop forward Val Rapava-Ruskin has signed a new long term deal.
Grant Constable
24 Jan, 8:43
Curtis Langdon slapped with lengthy ban after red card for kneeing
Northampton Saints hooker Curtis Langdon has been handed an eight week ban, reduced to four, following the red card he received on…
Josh Raisey
24 Jan, 8:16
Will Muir signs new Bath deal after England call-up
A day after being called into the England squad for the first time, Bath have confirmed that winger Will Muir has signed a three-y…
Josh Raisey
24 Jan, 7:25
Fabien Galthie set to call Posolo Tuilagi into France squad - report
Perpignan's 19-year-old lock Posolo Tuilagi is set to receive his first call-up into the France senior squad this week alongside t…
Josh Raisey
24 Jan, 7:04
Northampton lock Alex Moon 'on verge' of Top 14 deal – report
The French league demonstrated its increasing allure for players in England when Racing 92 confirmed on Monday the signing of Owen…
Liam Heagney
24 Jan, 6:22
'I struggle with performance anxiety. I've had to face my fears': Katelyn Vaha'akolo on her breakthrough season
There’s an unapologetic energy to Katelyn Vahaakolo. She is who she is, and doesn’t mind you knowing it. She describes herself…
Rikki Swannell
24 Jan, 4:40
Jerry Tuwai and coach Ben Gollings issue statement regarding their damaging rift
Double Olympic gold medallist Jerry Tuwai and Fiji sevens men’s head coach Ben Gollings have issued a joint statement insisting …
Chris Jones
24 Jan, 4:19
Cardiff statement: Helford Capital takeover deal confirmed
Club representatives met on Tuesday evening and it was ultimately decided that the best decision was for the Welsh region to accep…
Liam Heagney
24 Jan, 4:11
James O'Connor explains bold ambitions he still has for his career
Now 33, O'Connor has shelved retirement plans and would love another Wallabies chance after a knee injury last year ended any hope…
24 Jan, 3:44
'Glad I retired': Nigel Owens wades into Bristol red card debate
The Bears lock was sent off last Friday in Galway by French referee Pierre Brousset in the 13th minute of his team’s Investec Ch…
Liam Heagney
24 Jan, 3:23
‘Nothing is guaranteed’: Cam Roigard embracing TJ Perenara ‘challenge'
Hurricanes halfback Cam Roigard has come a long way in 12 months.
Finn Morton
23 Jan, 23:00
'Real cauldron': What makes the Crusaders' European tour so 'invaluable'
Super Rugby Pacific's preseason is bridging the gap between rival leagues in 2024, with fixtures in Japan and Europe taking centre…
Ned Lester
23 Jan, 22:23
Surely a man of Joe Schmidt’s track record could find something better
Surely a man of Joe Schmidt’s track record, contacts and acumen could find a cushier role than Wallabies coach.
Hamish Bidwell
23 Jan, 20:11
'Who wouldn’t want to come here': Crusaders' latest wing recruit out of Northland
The Crusaders have a history of turning players from Tawhai country into champions. 
Adam Julian
23 Jan, 19:29
‘Few boys have been looking’: Cortez Ratima reveals if he’d consider NRL switch
All Blacks hopeful Cortez Ratima has revealed whether he’d consider an NRL switch.
Finn Morton
23 Jan, 19:15
'We'll try and use it as fuel': Jordie Barrett says pain of World Cup final persists
Upon returning to the Hurricanes, Barrett was asked by the media how he is recovering from the loss.
Ned Lester
23 Jan, 18:36
Japanese rugby, NRL and NFL interested in Wallaby Jordan Petaia - report
Another Wallaby could be on the way out of Australian rugby as Jordan Petaia reportedly weighs up offers from three sports.
Finn Morton
23 Jan, 17:26
Les Kiss: 'Surgical' Joe Schmidt will 'cut through the fluff' for Wallabies
The Wallabies' "surgical" new coach will get Australian rugby's different arms singing from the same hymn sheet once again.
23 Jan, 16:20
Teagan Levi: 'I'm scared for the other teams for Maddi to be fresh'
Teagan Levi fears for rival teams when her big sister Maddison is finally unleashed in the Perth Sevens as Australia's women gun f…
23 Jan, 15:57
England name replacements for 3 players, including Ollie Lawrence
The head coach is holding a training camp this week in Girona, his team’s base ahead of their February 3 campaign opener away to…
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 12:00
The capped England XV potentially playing in the Top 14 next season
The trickle of England internationals making the move to the Top 14 continued on Monday as Racing 92 confirmed the signing of Sara…
Josh Raisey
23 Jan, 11:16
What Finn Russell makes of Owen Farrell signing for Racing
Farrell will become ineligible for England selection until 2026 after agreeing to a two-year deal that will bring an end to his tr…
23 Jan, 10:54
Ireland update: Replacement named for the injured Tom Ahern
Three training panelists – Ahern and fellow uncapped players Oli Jager and Sam Prendergast – had been included for this Wednes…
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 10:33
Owen Farrell's move is not Steve Borthwick's biggest concern right now
The 32-year-old fly-half will join Racing 92 on a two-year deal from next season.
23 Jan, 9:17
Gregory Alldritt: 'I couldn't imagine doing things half-heartedly'
France's new captain reveals the values and influences that shaped his winning mentality.
David Beresford
23 Jan, 8:32
Bath statement: The contract extension of England prop Will Stuart
Midway through his fifth season at The Rec following his 2019 signing from Wasps, the prop is currently part of Steve Borthwick's …
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 7:40
Racing 92 set for major squad overhaul to accommodate Owen Farrell
Owen Farrell's arrival at Racing 92 from Saracens at the end of the season is likely to result in twelve players having to leave t…
Josh Raisey
23 Jan, 7:29
France statement: Replacements named for injured duo Jelonch, Meafou
Both forwards shipped knocks last Sunday when playing for Toulouse in their Investec Champions Cup home win over Bath.
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 7:19
The Christian Wade verdict on Saracens' Owen Farrell joining Racing
The 32-year-old was named on Monday as a new signing for the 2024/25 season, a move that will see the long-time Saracens talisman …
Liam Heagney
23 Jan, 6:03
Adam Hastings out of Scotland squad as Northampton prop called up
Gloucester fly-half Adam Hastings has left the Scotland squad after picking up a knee injury.
Josh Raisey
23 Jan, 4:45
‘I just want to win’: Wallaby Mark Nawaqanitawase discusses NRL move
Mark Nawaqanitawase has opened up about the “tough decision” to leave Australian rugby behind.
Finn Morton
22 Jan, 23:43
Scott Robertson expecting feisty Bledisloe with Schmidt at helm for Wallabies
The Wallabies are in good hands with new coach Joe Schmidt, All Blacks mentor Scott Robertson says, and he's expecting Australia t…
22 Jan, 23:34
Caleb Clarke drops eight kilos ahead of 2024 season
Caleb Clarke is that rare mix of pace and power that can make for rugby royalty. But, after a breakout season in 2020, he has stru…
Ned Lester
22 Jan, 23:03
What All Blacks hopeful Cortez Ratima thought after World Cup heartbreak
Cortez Ratima made sure to watch the World Cup final with loved ones – and just like any other All Blacks fan, Ratima was left …
Finn Morton
22 Jan, 22:42
Seven candidates to make a Wallabies comeback in 2024
As the Wallabies prepare to usher in a new era, there are multiple ‘candidates’ worthy of a Test recall if they can impress Jo…
Finn Morton
22 Jan, 20:58
Australia's 'long-term vision' questioned after Joe Schmidt's 18-month contract
Of the questions yet to be fully answered from Joe Schmidt's appointment as Wallabies coach, one of the biggest has got to be why …
Ned Lester
22 Jan, 19:53
Six players from 15s who could help New Zealand 7s win Paris gold
The All Blacks and Black Ferns Sevens have explicitly stated their top priority in 2024 is to win the Olympic gold medal in Paris.
Adam Julian
22 Jan, 19:48
Wallaby David Porecki extends deal with Rugby Australia and Waratahs
The Wallabies’ most recent captain David Porecki has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs until at least the end …
Finn Morton
22 Jan, 18:28
'Great move': How English media reacted to Owen Farrell's Racing 92 deal
French club Racing 92 have confirmed England fly-half Owen Farrell will join them next season just two weeks after a public statem…
Ben Smith
22 Jan, 16:33
Dafydd Jenkins paid huge compliment with comparison to Wales great
Warren Gatland has paid new Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins a major compliment by saying he expects to see him “in the mould of Alu…
22 Jan, 14:22
Racing 92 statement: England great Owen Farrell to join next season
Racing 92 have confirmed the signing of former England captain Owen Farrell, who will join the Top 14 outfit from Saracens on a tw…
Josh Raisey
22 Jan, 14:01
Jamie George: England captaincy and 'the Owen situation'
George will lead England into the Guinness Six Nations in what he describes as the “greatest achievement of my life”.
22 Jan, 13:31
Borthwick claps back at Zach Mercer over England selection remarks
England head coach Steve Borthwick has said he has outlined in private what Gloucester No.8 Zach Mercer needs to do to put himself…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan, 13:05
Townsend unfazed by the risk of making Russell Scotland captain
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend believes Finn Russell will “thrive” on the responsibility of leading his country despite t…
Bryn Palmer
22 Jan, 13:00
'The room was deathly silent' - England players blown away by Felix Jones
England head coach Steve Borthwick has lauded new defence coach Felix Jones, jokingly wondering whether or not the Irishman sleeps…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan, 13:00
Wales captain Dafydd Jenkins avoids further action after high tackle
Wales head coach Warren Gatland will have breathed a sigh of relief today after finding out that his newly appointed captain Dafyd…
Josh Raisey
22 Jan, 12:32
Warren Gatland warns about writing off Wales in this year's Championship
Warren Gatland says he is excited about developing a new generation of talent that will start with this season’s Guinness Six Na…
22 Jan, 11:42
'I don't think England have enough quality to ignore the overseas rule'
Lawrence Dallaglio has called for England to address their current overseas rule, claiming the "financial landscape" of rugby has …
Josh Raisey
22 Jan, 11:34
Government rejects call to add Six Nations to ‘crown jewel’ broadcast list
The Government has rejected a select committee’s call to add the Six Nations to the ‘crown jewel’ list of sports events whic…
22 Jan, 10:43
Australia 'should thank its lucky stars' for methodical Kiwi Schmidt
The new Wallabies coach has the essential ingredients to succeed across the Tasman Sea.
Nick Bishop
22 Jan, 10:42
Steve Borthwick promises a 'different mindset' from this England team
Steve Borthwick admits England’s recent record in the Guinness Six Nations is unacceptable having repeatedly failed to deliver o…
22 Jan, 10:06
'I don’t buy into the four-year cycle' - Andy Farrell ahead of Six Nations
Ireland will be looking to defend their Six Nations title in the coming months.
22 Jan, 8:58
Emmanuel Meafou adds to French injury woes before Six Nations
Toulouse's 31-19 win over Bath in the Investec Champions Cup on Sunday came at a heavy price for the France national team as lock …
Josh Raisey
22 Jan, 8:28
Wales face nervous wait as George North undergoes injury assessment
Wales will find out the severity of George North's injury today after he left the field with a shoulder issue in the Ospreys' 38-2…
Josh Raisey
22 Jan, 6:47
Townsend: 'The real reason' Jamie Ritchie was shelved as captain
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has said that Jamie Ritchie will have battle his way into the team on merit after being stripp…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan, 6:36
Exeter thumping by Bayonne sets up blockbuster with England rival
Exeter crashed to a 40-17 defeat to Bayonne in their Investec Champions Cup clash in France.
22 Jan, 4:53
France's Six Nations hopes dented by serious Anthony Jelonch injury
France are set to be without flanker Anthony Jelonch for the entirety of the Guinness Six Nations after he suffered a knee injury …
Josh Raisey
22 Jan, 4:47
Tate McDermott and Liam Wright to captain Reds again in 2024
Les Kiss has named familiar captains to lead the Queensland Reds during Super Rugby Pacific in 2024.
Finn Morton
21 Jan, 22:50
Brodie Retallick reveals what he told Peter O’Mahony after World Cup thriller
Brodie Retallick has revealed what was said between him and Irish flanker Peter O’Mahony after last year’s thrilling World Cup…
Finn Morton
21 Jan, 21:31
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen wows fans by ‘playing rugby’ in NFL playoffs
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has wowed fans by "playing rugby" in the NFL playoffs.
Finn Morton
21 Jan, 20:37
Young Crusader Dominic Gardiner following in the footsteps of greatness
The 2019 head prefect was in the First XI cricket and First XV rugby teams representing the New Zealand Schools in the later code.
Adam Julian
21 Jan, 20:05
All Black Quinn Tupaea explains how disastrous knee injury ‘definitely helped'
All Blacks midfielder Quinn Tupaea has explained how a lengthy stint on the sidelines “definitely helped” him become a better …
Finn Morton
21 Jan, 19:01
Hurricanes recruit Brad Shields ‘open’ to captaincy in Ardie Savea’s absence
Hurricanes recruit Brad Shields said he's "open" to the idea of captaining the team in the absence of Ardie Savea in 2024.
Finn Morton
21 Jan, 17:58
Battling Bath beaten by Toulouse in Champions Cup
Bath were beaten 31-19 by Toulouse in their Investec Champions Cup clash at Stade Ernest-Wallon as the hosts finished top of Group…
21 Jan, 13:10
Aaron Reed in line for Scotland cap as star winger's injury opens door
Scotland have suffered a blow with wing Darcy Graham being ruled out of the opening two matches of the Six Nations Championship, w…
David Ferguson
21 Jan, 12:29
Alex Sanderson says La Rochelle beat Sale Sharks at their own game
Sale boss Alex Sanderson was left to rue missed opportunities and called for more ruthlessness after seeing his side knocked out o…
21 Jan, 12:16
Glasgow to sign one cap England prop Patrick Schickerling
Scottish URC outfit Glasgow Warriors are set to sign 120kg prop Patrick Schickerling from Exeter Chiefs.
Ian Cameron
21 Jan, 12:09
George North injury mars Ospreys win in SA as Newcastle snatch first win
Ospreys produced a stirring late comeback to beat Lions 38-28 and wrap up their Challenge Cup group stage campaign in style in Sou…
21 Jan, 11:49
Why Gregor Townsend parted ways with Jamie Ritchie as skipper
Gregor Townsend has opted for a twin track on his Six Nations captaincy after announcing Rory Darge and Finn Russell as his chosen…
David Ferguson
21 Jan, 11:34
Sale drop into Challenge Cup as O'Gara's La Rochelle keep title defence alive
Sale dropped into the Challenge Cup after being brushed aside by La Rochelle as the French giants kept alive their bid for hat-tri…
21 Jan, 11:13
Caelan Doris targets French tonic for Rugby World Cup wounds
The number eight is itching to pull on the Ireland jersey again after quarter-final heartbreak in Paris.
Pat McCarry
21 Jan, 10:29
British & Irish Lions lock carted off with gruesome injury
Former England and British and Irish Lions second row Jonny Hill suffered a gruesome injury during Sale Sharks' Champions Cup matc…
Ian Cameron
21 Jan, 8:57
Jake White: 'If you see La Rochelle play Leinster... It’s club rugby on steroids'
Jake White, the Bull’s Director of Rugby, says the Champions Cup is club rugby on steroids but navigating the challenges to comp…
21 Jan, 8:24
'I’ve been there myself with Eddie and Steve. Steve has got a tough job'
Georgia's head coach Richard Cockerill has backed Steve Borthwick's plan for England in the face of significant changes within cam…
Ian Cameron
21 Jan, 7:18
Townsend names 39-man Six Nations squad with Russell and Darge as co-captains
Bath stand-off Finn Russell and Glasgow back-rower Rory Darge have been named as Scotland’s new co-captains for the upcoming Gui…
21 Jan, 6:38
Ireland rookie Tom Ahern hospitalised after ugly red card incident
Munster suffered not only a 26-23 defeat to Northampton Saints at Thomond Park in the Champions Cup on Saturday but also a concern…
Ian Cameron
21 Jan, 6:15
Rhys Carre goes viral after propish mishap
Welsh prop Rhys Carre made headlines this weekend for an unexpected reason after 20-stone Cardiff powerhouse found himself in a co…
Ian Cameron
21 Jan, 5:12
The Australian lock that the Hurricanes signed out of MLR in America
Ben Grant was the tallest player in Major League Rugby (MLR) last year and is the tallest recruit in the Hurricanes Super Rugby sq…
Adam Julian
20 Jan, 20:58
Watch: Son of former Wallabies great Lynagh produces stunning solo try
Louis Lynagh, son of a former Wallabies great and once in line to be an England winger, may have helped reboot his international …
20 Jan, 19:58
Stormers qualify despite farcical end as Stade's scrum fell apart
With just over 13 minutes remaining Stade Français was reduced to 14 men, when Francisco Gomez Kodela was yellow-carded for repea…
20 Jan, 18:48
Sam Cane scores as Tokyo Sungoliath mount wild comeback after 29-point deficit
All Blacks captain Sam Cane and Springboks star Cheslin Kolbe were part of a wild Japan Rugby League One fixture as the Tokyo Sung…
Ben Smith
20 Jan, 18:35
'More scrutiny upon it than any other': England calling on retired veterans after Farrell's break
Owen Farrell is missing the Guinness Six Nations to prioritise his and his family’s mental well-being.
20 Jan, 17:26
Maro Itoje scores two tries as Saracens beat Lyon to secure European progress
Maro Itoje inspired a second-half fightback as Saracens secured a place in the Investec Champions Cup round of 16 by beating Lyon …
20 Jan, 17:17
'Greatest non-catch ever': Hurricanes star Ruben Love stuns in cricket match
The aerial grab saw Love launch from inside the oval, flying back to snag Gareth Hopkins' six with one hand. Unfortunately there w…
Kim Ekin
20 Jan, 16:16
14-man Northampton shock Munster to maintain 100 per cent Champions Cup record
Northampton overcame a first-half red card for hooker Curtis Langdon to maintain their 100 per cent Investec Champions Cup record …
20 Jan, 14:59
Munster player ratings vs Northampton Saints - Investec Champions Cup
Munster player ratings: The men in red have catastrophically fumbled what should have been a routine win against a plucky Northamp…
Ian Cameron
20 Jan, 14:40
Kolisi and Wade shine as Racing 92 dump Cardiff and Ulster out of Europe
Racing 92 qualified for the Investec Champions Cup knockout phase after a 48-26 victory over Cardiff in Paris.
20 Jan, 12:57
Leicester wait to learn fate as Leinster deprive them of bonus point
Leicester were left to play a waiting game in terms of reaching the Investec Champions Cup knockout phase after Leinster toppled t…
20 Jan, 12:47
'I will sit back and watch his try over a glass of red' – Billy Millard toasts Lynagh try
Harlequins boss Billy Millard will toast Louis Lynagh’s stunning solo try against Ulster over a glass of wine as he waits to see…
20 Jan, 12:05
Leicester Tigers player ratings vs Leinster | Investec Champions Cup
Leicester Tigers player ratings: Leicester started much the brighter of both sides in this Champions Cup clash, but Leinster's tur…
Ian Cameron
20 Jan, 11:32
Mixed news for England as Harlequins' smash and grab tactics send Ulster packing
Harlequins produced the ultimate smash-and-grab victory to register a 47-19 win over Ulster that keeps them in the chase for home …
20 Jan, 10:02
Anglo-Welsh league dreams look dead in the water
The likelihood of an Anglo-Welsh or British and Irish League being set up any time soon seems very low following remarks made by W…
Ian Cameron
20 Jan, 9:53
Jack Willis' England exile set to continue
The exile of sometime England flanker Jack Willis is set to continue with news that he has formerly extended his stay with French …
Ian Cameron
20 Jan, 8:24
Lood de Jager pulling up trees in Japan after return from injury
There might only have been two matches in the first weekend of a two-part Round Six in Japan Rugby League One, but that didn’t s…
20 Jan, 7:57
Schoolboy superstar's transition into giant hooker nearing completion
The evolution of Jan-Hendrik Wessels has been unconventional, to say the least. The 22-year-old – who featured at lock, loose fo…
Jan De Koning
20 Jan, 7:51
Late change for Harelquins as Louis Lynagh called in for Ulster
In a late shift for today's Investec Champions Cup game against Ulster Rugby, Harlequins have been forced to replace Cameron Ander…
Ian Cameron
20 Jan, 6:13
'No way': So-called head stamp red card on Ireland prop splits rugby fans
An ugly incident in the Connacht's 27-10 bonus point Pool 1 victory over Bristol Bears at the Dexcom Stadium has split rugby fans …
Ian Cameron
20 Jan, 5:46
Franco Smith hails ‘extraordinary’ performance as Glasgow seal knockout berth
Glasgow Warriors head coach Franco Smith praised his players for an “extraordinary” performance as they booked their place in …
20 Jan, 4:25
'The time isn't quite right' for Dan McKellar or Stephen Larkham with Wallabies
Rugby Australia's hiring of Joe Schmidt as Wallabies coach looks to wrap a band-aid around a sport in a state of healing after a d…
Ned Lester
20 Jan, 0:08
'I don’t see why not': Former All Black on joining Joe Schmidt in Wallaby switch
More Kiwi recruits could be on the table for the Wallabies in 2024, with former All Black props Alex Hodgman and Jeffery Toomaga-A…
Ned Lester
19 Jan, 19:59
Josh Caulfield sees red as Connacht claim Champions Cup win over Bristol
Ireland Sevens star Andrew Smith helped Connacht keep their Investec Champions Cup hopes alive as they beat 14-man Bristol to fina…
19 Jan, 17:43
Dominant second half sees Gloucester ease past Castres in Challenge Cup
Gloucester made it four wins from four in EPCR Challenge Cup Pool Three with a comprehensive 35-5 victory over Castres at Kingshol…
19 Jan, 17:33
Jones and Rowe each outscore Toulon as Glasgow advance in Champions Cup
Two tries apiece from Huw Jones and Kyle Rowe helped Glasgow Warriors to a 29-5 win over Toulon and into the last 16 of the Invest…
19 Jan, 17:23
Wallabies World Cup review lands on Joe Schmidt's desk hours before arrival
New Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt is yet to view the findings of a report into the side's World Cup failings that was submitted on t…
19 Jan, 16:06
'A lot of work to do': Schmidt's advice from former Wallaby coaches
Schmidt said he had chatted to Dave Rennie and other former coaching staff, but not Eddie Jones, about what to expect with the Wal…
19 Jan, 15:52
Joe Schmidt hoping World Cup hurt will breed new edge in Wallaby mentality
New coach Joe Schmidt is warning it will take time for the Wallabies' scars to heal from Eddie Jones's ill-fated second coming.
19 Jan, 15:34
The 4 rugby players confirmed in this year's NFL Player Pathway program
The NFL's International Player Pathway Program, introduced back in 2017, is an initiative aimed at broadening the league's global …
Ian Cameron
19 Jan, 12:15
Damian Willemse on the move again
Manie Libbok will play his 50th Stormers game in the Champions Cup clash with Stade Francais in Paris on Saturday.
19 Jan, 11:03
Injury ends career of Jaco Peyper as top referee blows full time
International referee Jaco Peyper has announced his retirement from officiating at the age of 43.
Ian Cameron
19 Jan, 9:30
No Frawley as Leinster and Leicester name teams for Champions Cup headliner
Ciaran Frawley will miss Leinster's Investec Champions Cup game with Leicester due to injury as Leinster make two changes to their…
Ian Cameron
19 Jan, 9:26
New World Rugby backed MLR club to boost USA's World Cup competitiveness
USA Rugby, Major League Rugby (MLR), and World Rugby have embarked on a groundbreaking strategic partnership with the announcement…
Ian Cameron
19 Jan, 8:50
Joe Marler returns for Harlequins against Ulster in Champions Cup
England prop Joe Marler has been named in the Harlequins squad for their Investec Champions Cup match against Ulster Rugby at the …
Ian Cameron
19 Jan, 8:32
Negativity around LRZ’s NFL move says more about rugby than him – Andy Goode
It’s the boldest of moves and the rugby world should be right behind Louis Rees-Zammit’s attempt to crack the NFL, I just can…
Andy Goode
19 Jan, 6:48
‘Competition drives you to be better’: Hannah Jones on friendly rivalries behind Gloucester success
Last year was a big one for Hannah Jones. The talented centre captained Wales to their best Women’s Six Nations performance sinc…
Martyn Thomas
19 Jan, 4:55
Winless Newcastle Falcons call in Steve Diamond
Struggling Newcastle Falcons have appointed Steve Diamond as their new consultant director of rugby.
Ian Cameron
19 Jan, 4:50
Warren Gatland makes his case for an Anglo-Welsh competition
Warren Gatland has given his backing to an Anglo-Welsh competition and says it is a concept that should always be “on the table…
19 Jan, 4:06
Richard Cockerill: 'No one can still tell me what a tier one team is'
Richard Cockerill smiles when he playfully points out that he is the only head coach that England and Georgia have ever had with a…
Jon Newcombe
19 Jan, 3:28
Mark McCall focussed on 'mini project' after last weekend's thumping
Mark McCall has highlighted Saracens “mini project” comprising their next two games as they look to bounce back in European an…
19 Jan, 3:01
New coach Joe Schmidt ‘desperate’ to help Wallabies’ revival
The Wallabies are a fallen giant of the international game, and as coach Joe Schmidt explained, it's not good for the sport.
Finn Morton
19 Jan, 1:56
‘I thought I’d retired’: Why Joe Schmidt embraced ‘unique’ Wallabies ‘challenge’
New Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt couldn’t guarantee “that I’ll succeed” in the role after making a surprising admission abo…
Finn Morton
19 Jan, 1:28
Former Wallaby predicts Joe Schmidt's reign will end 'in tears'
Within just an hour of Joe Schmidt being unveiled as the new Wallabies coach, punditry has flooded in with varying takes on the ap…
Ned Lester
18 Jan, 22:16
Risk isn’t worth the reward for new Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt
Joe Schmidt is good for the Wallabies, but whether the Wallabies are good for Joe Schmidt remains to be seen.
Finn Morton
18 Jan, 20:38
Rugby Australia confirm Joe Schmidt as Eddie Jones’ Wallabies successor
Rugby Australia has today confirmed the appointment of former World Rugby Coach of the Year Joe Schmidt as Eddie Jones’ successo…
Finn Morton
18 Jan, 20:00
Experience returns as New Zealand name teams for Perth SVNS
The third leg of the SVNS circuit offers New Zealand teams a chance to put the disappointing results of the opening two rounds beh…
Ned Lester
18 Jan, 19:05
Super Rugby Pacific Countdown: Every announced pre-season fixture
The countdown is on. Super Rugby Pacific is just a month away but fans need only wait until the opening days of February to catch …
Ned Lester
18 Jan, 18:27
The 19 biggest selection casualties from England's Six Nations squad
Though the World Cup ended under three months ago, there has been quite an overhaul by Steve Borthwick ahead of this year's Guinne…
Josh Raisey
18 Jan, 13:24
Ex-England hopeful Harry Mallinder to join Rees-Zammit in bid to crack NFL
Former England U20s star Harry Mallinder will join Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit in leaving rugby union as he sets his sights on …
Ian Cameron
18 Jan, 12:51
Topsy Ojo: England rejects will 'fight tooth and nail to get their shirts back'
Borthwick named seven uncapped players in the 35-man training camp ahead of next month’s Guinness Six Nations.
18 Jan, 11:52
England captain Jamie George injury scare on eve of Six Nations
Saracens boss Mark McCall says Jamie George should return to full-contact training next week as he prepares to captain England in …
18 Jan, 11:39
South African Rugby issue statement after Elton Jantjies doping ban
South Africa Rugby have responded to the news that Springboks fly-half Elton Jantjies has been banned for four years for a failed …
Josh Raisey
18 Jan, 11:21
Referee Jaco Peyper withdrawn from Six Nations
World Rugby has announced a change in the match official lineup for the Guinness Men’s Six Nations 2024 encounter between Italy …
Ian Cameron
18 Jan, 11:17
Crunch European clash prepares returning Scotland duo for Six Nations
Scotland duo Kyle Steyn and Jack Dempsey have been handed the chance to step up their match fitness ahead of the Guinness Six Nati…
18 Jan, 10:36
Richard Cockerill takes on new dual role with Georgian rugby
The former Leicester Tigers head coach was today officially announced as Georgian rugby's next man in charge, with his job encompa…
Grant Constable
18 Jan, 9:35
Questionable Toulon move to have major say on Glasgow and Munster fate
Ahead of a trip to Scotstoun Stadium tomorrow to face Glasgow Warriors in the Investec Champions Cup, Toulon may have come the clo…
Josh Raisey
18 Jan, 9:26
Can Munster shift Ireland's natural order this Six Nations?
Burgeoning stars from the Thomond Park province are threatening Leinster's dominance of the Ireland team.
Nick Bishop
18 Jan, 9:05
Jamie Ritchie's Scotland captaincy bid set back by Edinburgh's team selection
Jamie Ritchie appears to have been dealt a blow in his bid to retain the Scotland captaincy for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations …
18 Jan, 8:48
Exeter boss gives verdict on Immanuel Feyi-Waboso's England call
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has backed “calm character” Immanuel Feyi-Waboso to make the most of his opportunity with England.
18 Jan, 8:45
My only proviso for Borthwick's England Six Nations squad – Andy Goode
Steve Borthwick’s first England squad of a new era strikes the perfect balance between continuity and freshness but now the evol…
Andy Goode
18 Jan, 8:37
'It serves them well to have us...' - SA teams have improved Europe
If anyone needs a stout defence for the reorganisation of the Champions Cup, the above line by John Dobson is a good place to star…
Daniel Gallan
18 Jan, 7:31
Alfie Barbeary handed ban after Champions Cup red card
Bath No8 Alfie Barbeary has been banned for three weeks following his red card against Racing 92 in the Investec Champions Cup.
Josh Raisey
18 Jan, 7:01
Springbok Elton Jantjies handed four year ban
South Africa fly-half Elton Jantjies has been banned for four years after testing positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol. …
Josh Raisey
18 Jan, 5:52
'I went from watching him on TV to looking at him next to me on the training pitch'
According to the old adage ‘you should never meet your heroes’ but Coventry Rugby’s summer signing from Saracens Obinna Nkwo…
Paul Smith
18 Jan, 5:03
Former Wasps lock Theo Vukasinovic seals MLR move
Major League Rugby newcomers Rugby Football Club Los Angeles have confirmed the signing of former Wasps lock Theo Vukašinovi? for…
Josh Raisey
18 Jan, 5:02
Jake White: 'I'd probably get killed for saying that back home'
Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White, the 2007 World Cup-winning Springbok coach, has joined the chorus of voices that...
18 Jan, 4:13
'It’s important to stay present and think about the small steps needed to improve women’s rugby'
For us going forward to face Gloucester-Hartpury this weekend, we're definitely trying to make sure that we manage the game proper…
Rosie Galligan
18 Jan, 4:07
Mick Cleary: 'Jamie George is England's rock at the head of a here's-hoping squad'
The new skipper has much on his plate, but there are reasons for cautious English optimism.
Mick Cleary
18 Jan, 3:44
Joe Schmidt will succeed Eddie Jones as next Wallabies coach - report
Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is expected to be named as Eddie Jones’ successor at the helm of the Wallabies, with an officia…
Grant Constable
18 Jan, 3:10
Perth SVNS: Henry Hutchison’s ‘long fight’ to return after ACL setback
Henry Hutchison’s injury a year ago in Sydney sparked a palpable sense of shock, sadness and empathy among fans.
Finn Morton
18 Jan, 0:36
Perth SVNS: Aussie sevens ‘welcome’ pressure to win at home
Henry Hutchison has been named to return for the Aussie sevens side after a 12-month stint on the sideline with an ACL injury.
Finn Morton
17 Jan, 23:48
Ex-England international Brad Shields reveals ‘desire’ to play for All Blacks
The former England international has returned to New Zealand’s shores and is once again eligible to finally play for the All Bla…
Finn Morton
17 Jan, 22:54
Australia name strong squads for SVNS Series event Down Under
In just over one week, the SVNS Series will venture Down Under for the third leg of the 2023/24 season.
Finn Morton
17 Jan, 20:19
'Eddie's biggest crime': Untold story of World Cup snub has infuriated Wallabies fans
It was thought that Brumbies and Wallabies centre Len Ikitau missed Rugby World Cup selection due to injury but the story has been…
Ben Smith
17 Jan, 18:41
All Blacks’ eligibility tradition isn’t worth losing the nation’s best talent
Richie Mo’unga might be the most talked about All Black of 2024 so far and he isn’t even eligible to represent New Zealand for…
Finn Morton
17 Jan, 17:20
Steve Borthwick reveals exactly why he's backed Jamie George
George was chosen ahead of nearest rivals Ellis Genge and Maro Itoje.
17 Jan, 16:23
HSBC SVNS LAX extended to include 'Friday Night Lights'
The Los Angeles leg of this season's HSBC SVNS series has been extended into Friday March 1 to include a 'Friday Night Lights' exp…
Josh Raisey
17 Jan, 14:04
Rees-Zammit blow and injury crisis leave Wales with Himalayan task
Star winger's exit to NFL and a bloated injury list means Wales need to manage expectations.
Mark Orders
17 Jan, 13:43
'My number one aim is to find Red Roses': James Cooper on developing England’s next generation
Is there anything more exciting as a rugby fan than discovering a new player who has the potential to reach the very highest level…
Matt Merritt
17 Jan, 12:03
George Skivington gives insight into LRZ mindset after NFL bombshell
Star wing has left a void for club and country.
17 Jan, 11:55
'We've helped pave the way. We have a part of that history': Briggs and Snowsill back Lions tour
When 2027 happens, I have no doubt that I will sit back and think, 'We've helped pave the way for that', because that's going to b…
Imogen Ainsworth
17 Jan, 11:20
Borthwick hands Farrell England hope amid Top 14 departure rumours
England head coach Steve Borthwick has given Owen Farrell hope that he would make it back into the national team should he return …
Josh Raisey
17 Jan, 11:09
Kyle Rowe determined to come right in Six Nations after nightmare injury debut
Kyle Rowe is determined to ensure his international career does not end with one injury-stunted cap after the Glasgow wing earned …
17 Jan, 10:18
Ojo asks one thing of England after Feyi-Waboso’s call-up
Former England wing Topsy Ojo is calling on head coach Steve Borthwick to give Immanuel Feyi-Waboso a chance to showcase his raw t…
Chris Jones
17 Jan, 10:10
Merit alone to dictate Lions selection for first women's tour in 2027
The British and Irish Lions insist merit alone will dictate selection for their first women’s tour despite England’s dominance…
17 Jan, 10:03
Peter O'Mahony handed Ireland captaincy for Six Nations
Peter O'Mahony is set to captain Ireland this Guinness Six Nations in their title defence.
Josh Raisey
17 Jan, 9:07
Harlequins sign Gloucester lock Arthur Clark as emergency injury cover
Harlequins have signed lock Arthur Clark from Gloucester on a short-term loan deal as cover for the injured Stephan Lewies and Din…
Josh Raisey
17 Jan, 8:42
Exeter handed boost for Champions Cup clash after disciplinary hearing
Exeter Chiefs will be able to pick No8 Greg Fisilau this Sunday for their trip to Bayonne in the Investec Champions Cup after an i…
Josh Raisey
17 Jan, 7:18
Alldritt to captain France squad including 145kg lock Meafou
Gregory Alldritt has been named as France's new captain in the absence of Antoine Dupont for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations.
Josh Raisey
17 Jan, 6:44
Overlooked Wales prop Henry Thomas swaps Top 14 clubs
Wales prop Henry Thomas has joined Top 14 outfit Castres with immediate effect until the end of the season, with the club announci…
Josh Raisey
17 Jan, 5:54
Immanuel Feyi-Waboso one of seven uncapped players picked for England
Exeter Chiefs winger Immanuel Feyi-Waboso has been selected by England head coach Steve Borthwick for the Guinness Six Nations.
Josh Raisey
17 Jan, 5:12
England's Jamie George signs first hybrid contract with Saracens
England hooker Jamie George has signed a new two-year deal with Saracens which will take his time with the Gallagher Premiership c…
Josh Raisey
17 Jan, 4:57
How the big boys of Europe pulverised England's Champions Cup hopefuls
Brutal lessons have been dished out by La Rochelle, Toulouse and Bordeaux-Begles.
Nick Bishop
17 Jan, 4:41
Shock call-ups and Lions left out: Scotland Six Nations squad takeaways
Gregor Townsend threw several intriguing curveballs with his Six Nations squad announcement.
Bryn Palmer
17 Jan, 3:42
Stephen Perofeta opens up on how Sean Wainui's passing changed his career
The utility back has proven to posses an international-level skillset, but it takes more than talent to succeed on the big stage.
Ned Lester
16 Jan, 22:58
Blues playmaker Jock McKenzie breaks 68-year Auckland sporting record
At 22 years of age, former Blues playmaker Jock McKenzie has broken a long-lasting Auckland sporting record.
Finn Morton
16 Jan, 22:50
'Two vacant spots there': Forgotten All Black lock eyeing up international return
Returning Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu didn't feature at all for the All Blacks in 2023 as a broken arm saw him miss the Rugby …
Ben Smith
16 Jan, 22:15
Recipe for Champions Cup tastes better than Super Rugby right now
Featuring the best of French, South African and British rugby, the Champions Cup is of a high standard, played in front sizable cr…
Hamish Bidwell
16 Jan, 21:52
‘Acts as motivation’: All Blacks hopeful Cortez Ratima ‘chasing’ Cam Roigard
Cortez Ratima could potentially rival Roigard for the All Blacks’ No. 9 jersey for years to come.
Finn Morton
16 Jan, 18:13
Warren Gatland ‘no idea’ if Louis Rees-Zammit will return to rugby after NFL bid
Rees-Zammit’s rugby union career comes to a halt after winning 32 Wales caps.
16 Jan, 17:24
The All Blacks who would have the best shot at making an NFL roster
From a New Zealand perspective, which athletes would conceivably have the best chance at making an NFL career had they made the mo…
Ben Smith
16 Jan, 17:18
'They said miraculous, like Wolverine' – Ellis Genge on his rehab
The Bristol prop believes he has made a superhuman recovery from a hamstring injury.
16 Jan, 15:35
South African-born No8 Ross Vintcent makes Italy Six Nations squad
Exeter Chiefs No8 Ross Vintcent has been named in Italy's Guinness Six Nations squad by new coach Gonzalo Quesada alongside four o…
Josh Raisey
16 Jan, 12:27
Scotland captain still undecided as Townsend waits on fitness battle
Townsend announced his 39-man squad for the tournament on Tuesday with nobody listed as skipper.
16 Jan, 12:15
Jamie George to captain England in Owen Farrell's absence - report
Saracens hooker Jamie George is set to be named England captain tomorrow when head coach Steve Borthwick announces his squad for t…
Josh Raisey
16 Jan, 11:34
This is the reality of how Louis Rees-Zammit can get into the NFL
Rees-Zammit has confirmed he is joining the NFL’s International Player Pathway programme.
16 Jan, 11:19
'A rollercoaster': Gatland on how Rees-Zammit's rugby exit unfolded
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has revealed that he only found out about winger Louis Rees-Zammit's departure from rugby to join …
Josh Raisey
16 Jan, 10:10
Dafydd Jenkins to captain Wales as squad named after shock LRZ news
Warren Gatland has named Exeter Chiefs lock Dafydd Jenkins as his new Wales captain for this year's Guinness Six Nations in a youn…
Josh Raisey
16 Jan, 8:14
State of Play: Women’s Rugby in New Zealand in 2024
The Black Ferns, Super Rugby Aupiki and women’s rugby in general in New Zealand is in a unique space right now. A lot of the fut…
Jamie Wall
16 Jan, 8:12
Gregor Townsend names four uncapped players in Scotland Six Nations squad
Head coach Gregor Townsend has today named a 39-player squad for the upcoming 2024 Guinness Six Nations, with four uncapped player…
Grant Constable
16 Jan, 8:11
Wales star Louis Rees-Zammit quits rugby immediately to join NFL
 Gloucester have announced that Wales and British & Irish Lions winger Louis Rees-Zammit has been released from his contract imme…
Josh Raisey
16 Jan, 7:42
Looking at which 8 teams can still qualify for the Champions Cup knockouts
Eight clubs have already qualified and eight are to join them as this weekend’s final round of the prestigious Investec Champion…
16 Jan, 7:16
Martin Johnson retires from England duty after World Cup glory - OTD
England’s World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson announced his retirement from international rugby as a player on this day in …
16 Jan, 6:58
RPA statement: Verdict on Wasps, Worcester & London Irish hearings
Former players from Worcester Warriors, Wasps and London Irish are set to receive compensation for being made redundant last seaso…
Josh Raisey
16 Jan, 5:46
Details announced of historic first-ever Women's British and Irish Lions tour
The British & Irish Lions has today announced details for the first-ever Lions Women’s Tour to travel to New Zealand in Septembe…
Kim Ekin
16 Jan, 4:16
Stars come out to attend premiere of new Netflix Six Nations documentary
Marcus Smith and Finn Russell were among the players attending the world premiere of ‘Six Nations: Full Contact’ in central Lo…
16 Jan, 3:27
Who can spark the fire? The big questions for the Blues to answer in 2024
The 2024 season beckons as an opportunity to reset under new leadership, with a new direction and a new chance to stamp their clai…
Ned Lester
16 Jan, 0:03
‘We let our country down’: Donaldson opens up on Wallabies' World Cup exit
As Wallaby Ben Donaldson discussed, it’s a memory that “lingered” for quite some time.
Finn Morton
15 Jan, 23:54
Why Quade Santini Cooper will go down as a Wallabies great
Up there on the Mount Rushmore of Australian first-fives, Quade Cooper did things that others simply couldn’t.
Finn Morton
15 Jan, 22:11
Richie Mo'unga is a luxury, not a need, for the All Blacks
That partnership could have become a foundation of Robertson's All Blacks. But Mo'unga is not a necessity for the All Blacks. His …
Ben Smith
15 Jan, 21:59
Bath move revitalising Finn Russell as he plots Scotland’s Six Nations strategy
The 31-year-old Scot left the Parisians for the Recreation Ground over the summer and the change of scenery has been an unqualifie…
15 Jan, 19:55
Australia eager to ‘go one better’ in Perth after ‘bloody tough’ Cape Town SVNS
The Aussie men will be eager to improve once again when they take the field in front of their home fans later this month.
Finn Morton
15 Jan, 19:07
'Natural leader' Patrick Tuipulotu named Blues captain for 2024
The Blues have announced All Black lock Patrick Tuipulotu as the team's captain for the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific campaign.
Ned Lester
15 Jan, 16:13
Alfie Barbeary cited for multiple infringements after red card
Bath No8 Alfie Barbeary has received two citing complaints for the two yellow cards he received against Racing 92 which resulted i…
Josh Raisey
15 Jan, 11:54
Leinster sweating over fitness of No10s ahead of Leicester clash
Leinster flyhalves Harry Byrne and Ciaran Frawley are in a race to be fit for their side's visit to Welford Road on Saturday to ta…
Josh Raisey
15 Jan, 11:03
Wales captaincy up for grabs as Warren Gatland deals with injury issues
Wales are gearing up for their tournament opener against Scotland on February 3.
15 Jan, 9:21
History-making referee Joy Neville announces her retirement
Referee Joy Neville, the first woman to officiate at a men’s Rugby World Cup, has announced she will retire at the end of the se…
15 Jan, 9:18
Going Global with the Glow Ups: Resolutions for the International Women’s Game
Just as is the case with the PWR - test match women’s rugby has never been in ruder health, but it’s certainly not perfect yet…
Claire Thomas
15 Jan, 7:34
Watch: Russell sends 109kg France lock Woki flying backwards
Finn Russell is known for many things, but massive tackles has never been one of them - on any player, let alone Test locks.
Josh Raisey
15 Jan, 7:02
Statement: England players reveal who will take on the role of the RPA
Following the recent announcement that the England men's team would be terminating the role of the Rugby Players Association (RPA)…
Grant Constable
15 Jan, 5:48
Manu Tuilagi linked with multiple Top 14 clubs - report
With Sale Sharks centre Manu Tuilagi's contract set to expire at the end of the season, he has inevitably found himself at the cen…
Josh Raisey
15 Jan, 5:16
Grave questions loom for southern hemisphere nations in 2024
Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have significant issues to combat this year.
Gregor Paul
15 Jan, 2:54
Quade Cooper’s playful message as former All Black gets last laugh in Japan
Quade Cooper has shared a playful message on social media after former All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith bested the Wallabies playma…
Finn Morton
14 Jan, 22:58
Six candidates to make an All Blacks comeback in 2024
The chance to impress new All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson offers some previously capped players the chance to revive their i…
Ben Smith
14 Jan, 22:22
Siya Kolisi hopeful 'misunderstood' Owen Farrell will join Racing 92
Siya Kolisi is hopeful that Owen Farrell will join Racing 92 amidst rumours the “misunderstood” playmaker is poised to sign wi…
Finn Morton
14 Jan, 21:24
Watch: Wallaby Will Skelton charges over for unstoppable La Rochelle score
Wallabies captain Will Skelton played the role of hero and villain for La Rochelle as they ran away with a big win over Leicester.
Finn Morton
14 Jan, 19:21
Dane Coles' double powers Spears to win over All Black-laden Steelers
Former All Blacks and Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles scored a double to power the Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay to a 38-34 win o…
Ben Smith
14 Jan, 16:55
Saracens suffer record European defeat in Champions Cup nightmare
Saracens suffered a record European defeat as Bordeaux fought back to reach the last 16 of the Investec Champions Cup following a …
14 Jan, 15:12
Rampant La Rochelle ignite title defence with demolition of Leicester
Leicester were unable to capitalise on a two-man second-half advantage as they succumbed to a heavy 45-12 defeat to Champions Cup …
14 Jan, 13:38
'Obviously there have been conversations' - Stuart Lancaster on Owen Farrell
A move to France would make the Saracens star ineligible for England selection.
14 Jan, 13:20
Henry Arundell reveals plans for England future after loss to Bath
Henry Arundell's Racing 92 suffered an away loss to a determined Bath Rugby outfit in the Champions Cup on Sunday, with the home s…
Grant Constable
14 Jan, 11:47
Barbeary red card doesn't stop Bath fightback against Top 14 leaders
Bath passed the biggest test of their revival yet by toppling Top 14 leaders Racing 92 29-25 in a win that keeps them in the hunt …
14 Jan, 10:26
Kenya and China score brilliant tries to win HSBC Sevens Challenger
At the end of three days of intense, high quality competition it was Kenya men and China women who took top honours at the opening…
Grant Constable
14 Jan, 10:16
Watch: Marcus Smith's impressive performance on 150th appearance
Harlequins scored 40 unanswered points to overcome Cardiff with a bonus-point victory that saw Marcus Smith making his 150th appea…
Grant Constable
14 Jan, 9:23
Liam Mitchell outstanding in Wild Knights' mauling: Japan League One wrap
Kiwi second row Liam Mitchell, partnered with Springbok Lood de Jager, was outstanding all day as the Wild Knights racked up 81-po…
14 Jan, 6:56
Robertson plays a smart hand on All Blacks eligibility issue
The new coach wants his employers to keep an open mind on a policy which may need revising if New Zealand are to remain successful…
Gregor Paul
14 Jan, 5:11
First-half double from World Cup hero Ox Nche inspires big Sharks win
Springbok Ox Nche has helped the Sharks claim a much-needed win in front of their home fans as the prop crossed for a double durin…
Finn Morton
13 Jan, 22:43
Springbok and All Black stars carded in crunch Japan Rugby League One clash
Springboks and All Blacks featured heavily in Saturday's action in Japan Rugby League One when Shizuoka Blue Revs faced Suntory Su…
Ben Smith
13 Jan, 21:59
All Black Emoni Narawa reveals frightening details about World Cup-ending injury
All Black Emoni Narawa has revealed some terrifying details about the back injury that ruled the wing out of last year’s Rugby W…
Finn Morton
13 Jan, 21:35
Peni Ravai looking to ‘prove’ himself at Reds after ‘dream’ World Cup
Fiji prop Peni Ravai is looking to “prove” himself to Queensland Reds coaches in 2024 after the arrival of two former All Blac…
Finn Morton
13 Jan, 19:43
Why 3-0 over the Wallabies is not guaranteed for the Lions
The British & Irish Lions will bring one of their strongest-ever touring squads to Australia in 2025 under new head coach Andy Far…
Ben Smith
13 Jan, 18:55
'We drew the equivalent of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Man City'
Cardiff head coach Matt Sherratt accepted that his side had no answers to a quality performance from Harlequins following their 54…
13 Jan, 18:42
‘Eddie had a plan’: Wallaby on ‘shock’ World Cup omission of Quade Cooper
Playmaker Quade Cooper and veteran Michael Hooper were almost unanimously considered certainties for Eddie Jones’ World Cup squa…
Finn Morton
13 Jan, 18:18
Harlequins rack up 40 unanswered points in commanding win over Cardiff
Harlequins took a giant stride towards progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions Cup with a bonus-point victory over Car…
13 Jan, 17:30
'What a shame': Dupont's masterclass leaves discontent over upcoming move
A masterclass performance from France superstar Antoine Dupont has left a hollow feeling for some as the realisation he won't play…
Ben Smith
13 Jan, 17:07
Zach Mercer earns Gloucester victory in tight affair in Edinburgh
Gloucester clinched their place in the last 16 of the EPCR Challenge Cup as they held on for a narrow 21-20 win at Edinburgh on Sa…
13 Jan, 16:40
Leinster blitz Stade Francais to take control of pool as Stormers beat Sale
Leinster continued their 100 per cent start in the Investec Champions Cup with a crushing victory over Stade Francais on Saturday.
13 Jan, 16:31
'The legend is back': Ma'a Nonu extends his career at 41
All Black great Ma'a Nonu has extended his glittering career into another year by resigning with Major League Rugby outfit San Die…
Josh Raisey
13 Jan, 16:19
'Complete brain fade': Crazy in-goal pass ends in disaster for Stormers
In the Champions Cup clash between the Stormers against Sale, winger Leolin Zas went from hero to zero after his audacious in-goal…
Kim Ekin
13 Jan, 15:38
White says how Bulls exploited England duo's absence in Bristol win
Bristol boss Pat Lam was left to reflect on “a huge turning point” of his team briefly going down to 13 players as they lost 3…
13 Jan, 14:19
Dragons and Scarlets suffer Challenge Cup defeats
Welsh side Dragons fell just short as they were beaten 20-17 at Zebre Parma in the ECPR Challenge Cup on Saturday.
13 Jan, 14:06
Munster beat Toulon for first Champions Cup win as Connacht lose third
Munster boosted their hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Investec Champions Cup with a 29-18 triumph at Toulon on Saturday.
13 Jan, 13:27
Bristol's knockout hopes in jeopardy after Bulls loss
Bristol’s hopes of reaching the Investec Champions Cup knockout stages were dealt a major setback as South African challengers t…
13 Jan, 12:38
Baxter sends warning to Champions Cup 'big guns' after qualification
Exeter’s director of rugby Rob Baxter praised his side’s resilience after seeing them secure a place in the knockout stages of…
13 Jan, 11:25
Exeter spared blushes at the death to hold on against Glasgow
Henry Slade’s late touchline conversion of Zack Wimbush’s try secured Exeter a 19-17 victory over Glasgow which sealed their p…
13 Jan, 10:43
Six Nations to be first elite men’s competition using smart mouthguards
Mouthguard technology designed to help with identifying the need for head injury assessments is to be used in the forthcoming Six …
13 Jan, 7:37
Dupont slammed for comments after World Cup exit
Joel Jutge, World Rugby’s head of match officials, has slammed France captain Antoine Dupont for the remarks he made following h…
13 Jan, 5:56
France respond to reports over Posolo Tuilagi eligibility
After reports emerged this week saying 19-year-old lock Posolo Tuilagi is not eligible to play for France, Vice-President of the F…
Josh Raisey
13 Jan, 5:38
Edinburgh boss Sean Everitt signs new deal just months after arriving
Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt has signed a two-year contract extension, taking his stay in the Scottish capital to 2026, the c…
Josh Raisey
13 Jan, 5:07
Glen Young tipped for Scotland recall this Six Nations
Rejuvenated Edinburgh lock Glen Young has been backed to win a recall to the Scotland squad for the Six Nations after a change of …
Bryn Palmer
13 Jan, 4:25
Is it only up from here? The big questions for the Highlanders to answer in 2024
No Super Rugby team has had the turnover in talent that the Highlanders have had heading into the 2024 season.
Ned Lester
12 Jan, 22:43
Jones to face familiar foes as Japan update 'historic' 2024 schedule
Japan's Brave Blossoms will play a "full season" of international Tests in 2024, with four opponents visiting the land of the risi…
Ned Lester
12 Jan, 22:04
Iestyn Hopkins double sees Ospreys past Perpignan to advance in Challenge Cup
Full-back Iestyn Hopkins’ two tries helped Ospreys to a 25-3 win over Perpignan to book a place in the last 16 of the European C…
12 Jan, 17:56
Pearson bags hat-trick as Saints smash Bayonne to book knockout spot
Northampton registered nine tries as they thrashed Bayonne 61-14 at Franklin’s Gardens to secure a place in the Investec Champio…
12 Jan, 17:29
Sam Skinner's return from injury comes just in the nick of time
Scotland lock Sam Skinner will make his first appearance since the World Cup victory over Romania in September when he starts for …
12 Jan, 12:06
Teenage sensation Posolo Tuilagi ineligible for France
Any hopes of 150kg teenage sensation Posolo Tuilagi representing France's senior team in the near future have been put on ice afte…
Josh Raisey
12 Jan, 11:56
England prop Mako Vunipola announces international retirement
England prop Mako Vunipola has announced his retirement from international rugby.
12 Jan, 11:40
Glasgow trio give fitness boost to Scotland
Franco Smith is optimistic Glasgow pair Kyle Steyn and Jack Dempsey will be in contention for the start of Scotland’s Six Nation…
12 Jan, 11:30
Encouraging news on Ellis Genge fitness ahead of Six Nations
The front-row forward is close to a return from his hamstring injury.
12 Jan, 9:45
Mick Cleary: 'Farrell has proven he has the rugby IQ for Lions task'
Andy Farrell's honesty, personality, charisma and humility means the 2025 tourists will be in good hands.
Mick Cleary
12 Jan, 9:43
'He is exactly the kind of guy you want as captain of your team'
Exeter lock Dafydd Jenkins could find himself in the Wales captaincy conversation ahead of this season’s Guinness Six Nations Ch…
12 Jan, 9:40
Worst kept secret in rugby is also the best fit – Andy Goode
Andy Farrell’s appointment as British & Irish Lions head coach might be the worst kept secret and most glaringly obvious choice …
Andy Goode
12 Jan, 8:56
Jacob Stockdale: 'I showed Andy Farrell I'm not a diva'
After two years of frustration, the Ulster flying machine is showcasing his vast talent again.
Jamie Lyall
12 Jan, 7:19
Mark Dodson to step down as Scottish Rugby CEO
Dodson’s decision comes in the wake of a financial year in which Scottish Rugby reported losses of £10million.
12 Jan, 5:45
JPR Williams to be remembered in Wales this weekend
Cardiff and the Ospreys will hold moments of recognition this weekend in their respective European matches for Wales legend JPR Wi…
Josh Raisey
12 Jan, 5:07
Andy Farrell may still select son Owen for Lions tour if he moves to France
Owen is considering a lucrative move to the Top 14 having spent his entire club career at Saracens.
12 Jan, 3:50
'Conservative approach' sees Michael Hooper miss Perth SVNS selection
Former Wallabies captain Michael Hooper's switch to sevens ahead of the Paris Olympics has suffered a delay.
Ned Lester
11 Jan, 23:20
The end of the golden era? The big questions for the Crusaders to answer in 2024
After a historically long period of dominance, it's hard to imagine the team being anything other than the gold standard. But, som…
Ned Lester
11 Jan, 22:41
Julian Savea reveals he was 'very close' to joining Samoa at World Cup
That door is still open in 2024, and now in camp with Moana Pasifika, his ties to the Manu Samoa squad are only growing.
Ned Lester
11 Jan, 17:05
'I know Australia': Andy Farrell insists Lions wary of Wallabies 'psyche'
British and Irish Lions coach Andy Farrell is confident the Wallabies will overcome their woes and "get it right" in time for the …
11 Jan, 15:21
Clive Woodward won't be part of ITV's Six Nations coverage
World Cup-winning head coach Sir Clive Woodward will not be part of ITV's 2024 Six Nations coverage, ending a decade-long stint as…
Ian Cameron
11 Jan, 13:20
British and Irish Lions to send women’s team on New Zealand tour – reports
The British and Irish Lions are aiming to send a women’s team to New Zealand for a three-Test series in 2027, according to repor…
11 Jan, 12:49
Andy Farrell explains what could go wrong in picking his Lions coaches
Andy Farrell described his appointment as British and Irish Lions head coach as “pretty magical” but has ruled out a repeat of…
11 Jan, 11:47
Late developer Lucu primed to step into Dupont limelight
Antoine Dupont will be conspicuous by his absence from the Six Nations, but his likely replacement could make life tough for Franc…
Gavin Mortimer
11 Jan, 11:16
England name team for final match before U20 Six Nations
Mark Mapletoft and Andy Titterrell have made four changes to the England U20 starting XV that narrowly lost to Bath United last we…
Josh Raisey
11 Jan, 11:04
Coach hints at what's next for Beno Obano after 'phenomenal' form
Bath Head of Rugby Johaan van Graan has hailed the “phenomenal” form of Beno Obano who is being backed to make his England ret…
Jon Newcombe
11 Jan, 10:33
A favourite emerges to replace Owen Farrell as England captain
With Owen Farrell stepping away from international duty with England, the race is well and truly on to find a replacement captain …
Ian Cameron
11 Jan, 10:31
Prepare for the Springboks' wheels to fall off
Just what is going on with the Sharks? It’s a question that continues to confound sharper rugby minds than the one expressed in …
Daniel Gallan
11 Jan, 10:21
Champions Cup: What happened to French domination?
Two French clubs top the statistics at the halfway point of the pool phase of the Investec Champions Cup, but the remaining two we…
11 Jan, 9:35
‘It was really tough’: Sadia Kabeya using injury setback as fuel
Last October, when Sadia Kabeya suffered the “devastating” injury setback that ruled her out of England’s victorious WXV 1 c…
Martyn Thomas
11 Jan, 9:03

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