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'Contentious' scrum-half selection in Murphy's Ireland dream team
Former Ireland full-back Geordan Murphy, the ex-Leicester director of rugby, popped his head back above the parapet in November wh…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 7:11
Scottish rugby's wish list for 2023
There are hopes north of the border that the New Year can bring a wave of optimism but there is clearly much work to be done
Jamie Lyall
03 Jan, 6:20
'He's proved himself at a good level': Irish sign a Sydney centre
London Irish have bolstered their squad for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign by signing midfielder Eddie Poolman from Sydney …
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 5:39
'It was nasty, very hostile... a shameful second half'
Former Test referee Owen Doyle has recalled in his new book the infamous 1992 Five Nations Parc des Princes encounter between Fran…
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 5:11
Racing 92 statement: Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi
The new Stuart Lancaster era at Racing 92 has launched with a signing coup, the Parisian club confirming on Tuesday that the 2019 …
Liam Heagney
03 Jan, 3:11
RFU statement: Matt Proudfoot
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have confirmed that Matt Proudfoot’s tenure as England senior men’s forwards coach has come to …
Kim Ekin
02 Jan, 11:28
After landing All Black Clermont turn eyes to Wallaby Hanigan
After landing All Blacks No.8 Pita Gus Sowakula, Top 14 heavyweights Clermont Auvergne are turning their attention to signing a Wa…
Ian Cameron
02 Jan, 8:54
Mum sledge was Joe Marler's 'go to line' panel hears
Referencing other players' mothers was Joe Marler's 'go-to' line when sledging opponents - the Harlequins prop told an RFU discipl…
Ian Cameron
02 Jan, 7:42
Watch - Tongan international throws hands with Lions back row
It's rare you see anything approaching actual punches being thrown in professional rugby these days but that's exactly what Tongan…
Kim Ekin
02 Jan, 5:49
Newcastle Falcons sign Puma Pedro Rubiolo
Newcastle Falcons have confirmed the signing of Pedro Rubiolo, a versatile forward who can play in the back row or second row.
Ian Cameron
02 Jan, 4:14
Dramatic Munster win has major ramifications for URC table
An absorbing and pulsating double round of festive season Vodacom United Rugby Championship matches was ended on New Year’s Day.…
02 Jan, 4:04
Sexton goes off injured as Leinster handle Connacht
United Rugby Championship leaders Leinster began the new year in familiar fashion with a 41-12 bonus-point win over Connacht at th…
01 Jan, 15:39
Scarlets survive red card punch-up to claim Dragons derby win
The Scarlets survived a red card to number eight Sione Kalamafoni in the first half to secure a much-needed 33-17 victory over the…
01 Jan, 14:07
Scotland target Ben Healy earns Munster dramatic victory at Ulster
A late Ben Healy try and conversion saw Munster stage a remarkable comeback to shade the Irish derby 15-14 at Ulster.
01 Jan, 13:45
'I just hope that Joe wasn't made a scapegoat for something'
Tabai Matson hopes that “a clear mandate comes down from above” after Joe Marler was banned for verbally provoking an opponent…
01 Jan, 12:32
Ospreys claim narrow derby victory over Cardiff
Cardiff fly-half Jarrod Evans missed a difficult penalty with the last kick of the game to give the Ospreys...
01 Jan, 12:24
Losing run snapped as Northampton hammer Harlequins
Northampton emphatically ended a run of four successive defeats in the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup by beating…
01 Jan, 11:33
Proudfoot exits England Rugby as Borthwick brings back veteran prop - reports
England forwards coach Matt Proudfoot is set to leave his RFU role to take up a new gig in South African rugby.
Ian Cameron
01 Jan, 9:45
Leicester boss Wigglesworth signs ex-Wasp as his own replacement
Leicester Tigers boss Richard Wigglesworth has confirmed the signing of Sam Wolstenholme on a short-term contract.
Ian Cameron
01 Jan, 6:59
No Etzebeth or Savea in Midi Olympique's XV of the year
Midi Olympique have thrown the cat among the pigeons with their team of the year for 2022 - leaving out Eben Etzebeth and Ardie Sa…
Ian Cameron
01 Jan, 6:40
Leicester Tigers statement: Two more players exit club
Leicester Tigers have issued a statement confirming that Tom Cowan-Dickie and Gabriel Oghre - who were both on short-term deals - …
Ian Cameron
01 Jan, 6:10
Struggling Edinburgh boss Mike Blair makes frank admission
Edinburgh head coach Mike Blair admits he is not getting the best out of his players at present.
01 Jan, 4:11
Stormers close in on Leinster after win over Lions
Stormers closed the gap on United Rugby Championship leaders Leinster to just three points after beating Lions 40-8 in Cape Town.
31 Dec, 14:22
The full ref mic audio of what Joe Marler said to Jake Heenan
A video with the audio of what Harlequins' England prop Joe Marler said Jake Heenan has been published online.
Ian Cameron
31 Dec, 13:59
Watch - Owen Farrell throws 'unreal' pass against Exeter
Owen Farrell was acclaimed as a once in a generation player after masterminding Saracens’ 35-3 Gallagher Premiership rout of Exe…
31 Dec, 13:14
Pumas announce Australia, NZ dates
Argentina will host New Zealand for the first time in four years in the 2023 Rugby Championship.
31 Dec, 12:49
Louis Rees-Zammit faces Six Nations race against time
Gloucester head coach George Skivington confirmed that Louis Rees-Zammit was a serious doubt for Wales’ opening match of next ye…
31 Dec, 12:40
Late penalty drama ensures London Irish's woes at Kingsholm continue
Santiago Carreras’ 45-metre penalty, the last kick of the match, ensured London Irish’s miserable record at Gloucester continu…
31 Dec, 11:44
Owen Farrell reigns supreme as Saracens crush Exeter
Saracens bounced back from their shock defeat to London Irish by crushing arch-rivals Exeter 35-3 at StoneX Stadium.
31 Dec, 11:23
Sharks heap more misery on Jake White's Bulls
Cell C Sharks recorded their sixth United Rugby Championship victory from nine starts this season after they brushed aside the Vod…
31 Dec, 11:17
Ben Spencer celebrates contract news with crucial try in Bath win
Skipper Ben Spencer underlined his importance to Bath with a decisive second-half try in a 24-16 win against Newcastle that lifted…
31 Dec, 11:14
Joe Marler's latest ban is a farce - Andy Goode
Joe Marler being banned for just two weeks is a farce and World Rugby need to clamp down on unions dishing out whatever punishment…
Andy Goode
31 Dec, 10:19
Federico Ruzza hat-trick helps Benetton to comfortable victory
Benetton completed a quickfire United Rugby Championship double against their Italian rivals Zebre Parma.
31 Dec, 9:03
'Nothing short of an absolute disgrace' - Sinfield snubbing blasted
The apparent decision not to include new England rugby defence coach Kevin Sinfield in the New Year's honours list has been put on…
Ian Cameron
31 Dec, 7:15
Prem exodus: 5 players leaving English top flight for France
Fears abound that the Gallagher Premiership could be set to lose more of its stars as the English top flight struggles to compete …
Ian Cameron
31 Dec, 5:38
From journeyman to Premiership's top lineout thief
Sebastian de Chaves’ dramatic transformation from second row journeyman into the Premiership’s leading line out stealer
Chris Jones
31 Dec, 4:08
Alex Sanderson admits to 'harsh words' during Sale's dominant win over Leicester
Alex Sanderson wanted more from his side at half-time despite a dominant display against defending champions Leicester.
31 Dec, 3:47
The one time in Nemani Nadolo's career he felt 'like a little kid'
The 137kg back rarely has cause to feel intimidated but said his first day on-site with the Crusaders in 2014 was memorable for a …
Ned Lester
31 Dec, 0:03
Three time World Cup winner Farah Palmer made Dame
Dame Farah's exploits in the black jersey include three consecutive Rugby World Cup titles, leading the Black ferns to victory in …
Sam Smith
30 Dec, 22:19
'Rugby was my ego, rugby was who I was': Anton Lienert-Brown opens up on his anxiety
in 2016, a 21-year-old Lienert-Brown made his All Blacks debut, a huge accomplishment but not one that alleviated any symptoms of …
Ned Lester
30 Dec, 19:50
Leicester suffer heavy defeat at the hands of impressive Sale
Impressive Sale beat Leicester 40-5 as interim head coach Richard Wigglesworth suffered his first defeat since taking over from St…
30 Dec, 16:16
Glasgow rally in the second half to win 1872 Cup
Glasgow produced a dominant second-half performance at BT Murrayfield to claim a 32-25 victory over Edinburgh and secure the 1872 …
30 Dec, 15:58
Joe Marler banned for 'wholly inappropriate' comment
Joe Marler has been banned for two weeks with a further four weeks suspended for comments made towards Bristol flanker Jake Heenan…
30 Dec, 15:26
Wales boss Warren Gatland receives Lions boost ahead of Six Nations
Wales boss Warren Gatland receives Lions boost ahead of Six Nations.
30 Dec, 12:38
London Irish lock Adam Coleman handed ban following dangerous tackle
London Irish lock Adam Coleman has received a four-week ban after being sent off in the Exiles’ Gallagher Premiership win agains…
30 Dec, 12:34
Harlequins prop Joe Marler charged over sledging
The Harlequins prop faces a disciplinary hearing following an incident in the Gallagher Premiership game.
30 Dec, 5:19
Alex Sanderson: 'I'd say we're pretty spiritual people'
The Sale Sharks head coach has been in the job nearly two years and has the club riding high in the Premiership with his unique ap…
Tom Bradshaw
30 Dec, 4:00
Springbok Handre Pollard to make long-awaited return for Tigers
Handre Pollard, one of the most highly anticipated Premiership signings of the 2022-23 season will make his starting debut for Lei…
Tom Vinicombe
29 Dec, 9:31
2022's top international points scorer extends stay with Edinburgh
Edinburgh Rugby has been handed a significant boost ahead of tomorrow night’s 1872 Cup decider at BT Murrayfield with the re-sig…
Online Editors
29 Dec, 8:44
Scotland stars return for Edinburgh ahead of Glasgow rematch
Edinburgh will welcome back Scotland quartet Blair Kinghorn, Mark Bennett, Sam Skinner and Luke Crosbie for tomorrow night’s 187…
Online Editors
29 Dec, 8:39
'That wasn't meant to be': Former Wales centre announces retirement
Centre Cory Allen has today announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.
Sam Smith
29 Dec, 8:06
Glasgow make just two changes for 1872 Cup decider
Glasgow head coach Franco Smith has made two changes to his starting XV for tomorrow night’s 1872 Cup decider at BT Murrayfield,…
Online Editors
29 Dec, 7:54
Gatland makes major call on Wales coaching team
Jonathan Humphreys and Neil Jenkins will remain part of Warren Gatland’s coaching team as the new Wales boss selects his backroo…
29 Dec, 6:56
Will the next All Blacks blindside flanker please stand up?
While there's no obvious successor on the blindside flank for the All Blacks come 2024, the cupboard is hardly bare.
Tom Vinicombe
29 Dec, 5:50
Ben Spencer commits future to Bath
Bath have confirmed that club captain and England international Ben Spencer has signed a new contract with the team.
Kim Ekin
29 Dec, 4:14
'Just back me': The big call Damian De Allende's dad had to make
Named at No 12 in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year 2022, De Allende's consistency and class were rare constants in the injury-…
Ned Lester
28 Dec, 21:26
'I'm going on a Lions tour!': The dinner reservation ploy that confirmed Scott Quinnell's Lions selection
The charismatic Welsh legend delivered one of his selection stories for the GBR's live crowd in Cardiff, leaving the audience in s…
Ned Lester
28 Dec, 18:27
Shannon Frizell confirms move to Japan after World Cup
Frizell will join All Blacks teammate Richie Mo'unga in Tokyo for Toshiba Brave Lupus, coached by Todd Blackadder. 
Ned Lester
28 Dec, 16:24
Baxter: 'It just seems madness to me and we've got to get out of it'
Round 13 saw the top three sides – Saracens, Sale and Harlequins – fall to the bottom three with London Irish, Newcastle and B…
Ian Cameron
28 Dec, 8:19
Champ hooker joins Newcastle with immediate effect
Ealing Trailfinders hooker Alun Walker has joined Newcastle Falcons on a short-term loan, with immediate effect, the club announce…
Kim Ekin
28 Dec, 8:06
Scotland centre Cameron Redpath to stay at Bath
Bath has announced that Scotland international Cameron Redpath has signed a contract extension.
Ian Cameron
28 Dec, 4:37
What Joe Marler said that triggered Jake Heenan
Harlequins prop Joe Marler has publicly apologised to Bristol flanker Jake Heenan for the comments that triggered a fracas
Ian Cameron
28 Dec, 4:19
Watch: Ngani Laumape's blockbusting runs en route to hat trick for Kobe Steelers
the 103kg former Super Rugby star brushed off tackles left and right, freeing his upper body for the offload with ease.
Ned Lester
28 Dec, 0:13
'Finals is on our radar': What has 'hurt' the Rebels in the past
The Melbourne Rebels have only made the Super Rugby playoffs once in their history, but one of their key players isn’t pointing …
Finn Morton
27 Dec, 23:26
'Is that legal': Why Black Ferns star 'randomly' signed rugby magazines
Black Ferns star Ruby Tui has shared a video online of her signing magazines in a news agency, as she called on supporters to buy …
Finn Morton
27 Dec, 20:49
Powerhouses set to square off as 2024 July tours revealed
Six huge matchups have been reported for the 2024 July tours, potentially the last of the traditionally scheduled international se…
Ned Lester
27 Dec, 19:32
Mo'unga reveals the reason for his 'life-changing' move overseas
All Blacks flyhalf Richie Mo’unga has opened up about his stunning decision to leave New Zealand rugby behind after next year’…
Finn Morton
27 Dec, 18:32
Sir Steve Hansen warns NZRU over coaching 'distraction'
World Cup winning coach Sir Steve Hansen has issued a warning to the New Zealand Rugby Union.
Finn Morton
27 Dec, 17:40
Joe Marler faces possible disciplinary action for verbal incident
Joe Marler faces possible disciplinary action for verbally provoking Bristol flanker Jake Heenan as Harlequins slumped...
27 Dec, 14:28
Bristol beat Harlequins to climb off the foot of the Gallagher Premiership table
Bristol defied a second-half onslaught from Harlequins to claim a 15-12 victory at Twickenham Stoop that lifts them off ...
27 Dec, 14:25
England flanker Sam Underhill commits future to Bath
The 26-year-old’s previous deal had been set to expire next summer.
27 Dec, 6:44
Leinster edge Munster to win Thomond thriller
Leinster scored two tries during Max Deegan’s sin-binning to edge out Munster 20-19 and win the first Christmas inter-provincial…
26 Dec, 15:54
Puma red carded as Ospreys record bonus-point win against Scarlets
Ospreys recorded a bonus-point victory over a 14-man Scarlets side after Argentina flanker Tomas Lezana was red-carded.
26 Dec, 14:02
Cardiff snatch Welsh derby victory over Dragons with last-gasp try
Cardiff maintained their impressive winning run over Dragons with a hard-fought 29-24 win in a thrilling derby at Rodney Parade.
26 Dec, 10:50
Watch - Folau scores hat-trick of tries in Japan
Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has scored a quick-fire hat-trick of tries in the second round of Japanese club rugby.
26 Dec, 5:09
Richie Mo'unga officially signs in Japan
All Blacks star Richie Mo'unga is heading to Japanese club rugby after the 2023 Rugby World Cup, signing with Toshiba Brave Lupus.
25 Dec, 22:49
Ex-England winger Marland Yarde has signed for a Top 14 club
Former England winger Marland Yarde is back in rugby after securing a Top 14 contract with Bayonne until the end of the 2022/23 se…
Liam Heagney
24 Dec, 12:49
'I am learning as I go' - Wigglesworth fronts first Tigers post-match presser
Leicester interim coach Richard Wigglesworth was delighted to make a winning start in his new post as Tigers turned around an 8-6 …
24 Dec, 12:12
Richard Wigglesworth's Leicester claim Slater Cup
Richard Wigglesworth’s first game in charge of Leicester ended in a convincing 28-13 Gallagher Premiership victory over Gloucest…
24 Dec, 11:20
Scotland centre Cameron Redpath injured as Exeter hold off Bath
Exeter hung on in the face of a determined Bath fightback to claim a 20-15 victory at Sandy Park that keeps them in the hunt for a…
24 Dec, 11:12
Watch - Maxime Lucu turns penalty into dropgoal inside 9 seconds
France scrumhalf Maxime Lucu somehow turned a botched penalty opportunity into a successful drop goal in a bizarre incident last n…
Ian Cameron
24 Dec, 9:51
Benetton beat Zebre after week dominated by racist joke scandal
Benetton ended a difficult week with a victory as they eased to a comfortable 38-5 win over Italian rivals Zebre in the United Rug…
24 Dec, 8:56
'We felt a bit miffed' - Walder and Sanderson react to northern upset
Dave Walder paid tribute to winger Mateo Carreras after the Argentina international inspired Newcastle to an unlikely 20-14 Gallag…
24 Dec, 6:06
'I feel let down': Rory Sutherland on Worcester, Ulster and the Top 14
Rory Sutherland describes how Worcester "dragged my family through the dirt", why he can't stay at Ulster, and the allure of a Top…
Jamie Lyall
24 Dec, 5:11
Watch - Multiple red cards as derby boils over in Brentford
Adam Coleman has been sent off and fellow ex-Wallabies lock Rob Simmons was yellow carded as their London Irish team ended English…
24 Dec, 4:18
Steve Hansen on what 'probably' cost Eddie Jones his job
Steve Hansen believes Eddie Jones's big focus on next year's Rugby World Cup probably cost him his England job.
24 Dec, 3:43
Mark McCall's admission as Saracens unbeaten run derailed
Saracens boss Mark McCall described his side as “rattled and distracted” as they lost their unbeaten record.
24 Dec, 3:19
New Highlanders pre-season winning over young players
Nikora Broughton is one of the rookies getting his first taste of life as a Super Rugby player. Earlier in the week, he and the te…
Ned Lester
23 Dec, 22:08
'I'm going to get right amongst it': Jason Ryan reveals robust plan for 2023
Ryan has planned out his 2023 to ensure he excels in all facets of his role with the All Blacks, planning for the World Cup, spend…
Ned Lester
23 Dec, 17:30
Tale of two halves sees Newcastle storm back to beat Sale
Tries from Mateo Carreras and Sam Stuart allowed Newcastle to complete a remarkable comeback as they saw off high-flying Sale with…
23 Dec, 16:46
London Irish snap Saracens' unbeaten run in feisty encounter
Newly appointed England coach Steve Borthwick watched on as Gallagher Premiership leaders Saracens lost their unbeaten record in a…
23 Dec, 16:32
Connacht's comeback falls short as Ulster claim dramatic derby win
Connacht captain Jack Carty missed a last-gasp conversion as Ulster clung on for a 22-20 United Rugby Championship derby win at th…
23 Dec, 16:28
Glasgow seize 1872 Cup control with bruising win over Edinburgh
Glasgow seized the initiative in the 1872 Cup as a solid first-half display laid the foundations for a 16-10 first-leg victory ove…
23 Dec, 15:59
Stormers leapfrog Bulls on URC table after thrilling home win
The Stormers hurdled the Bulls in to second place in the BKT United Rugby Championship with a 37-27 success in Cape Town.
23 Dec, 13:24
Mapimpi brace helps Sharks claim bonus-point win over rivals Lions
The Sharks secured a bonus-point win in the BKT United Rugby Championship with a 37-10 victory over the Lions in Durban.
23 Dec, 12:10
Leinster and Munster name sides for Irish Christmas derby
Munster and Leinster have revealed their starting lineups for the upcoming interprovincial derby at Thomond Park on St Stephen's D…
Kim Ekin
23 Dec, 7:29
Sinckler: 'I knew the cameras were there. I just wanted the attention'
Bristol Bears and England prop Kyle Sinckler has opened up about Wales head coach Warren Gatland's infamous timebomb comments, whi…
Ian Cameron
23 Dec, 6:42
Wigglesworth names his first Leicester side as ex-Wasp named on bench
Interim Leicester Tigers head coach Richard Wigglesworth has named his first side as head coach of Leicester Tigers following the …
Ian Cameron
23 Dec, 6:12
Watch: The Super Cup altercation that's seen Georgia captain banned for three Tests
Georgia may have celebrated a second successive Super Cup victory over the weekend, but the win has come at a cost.
Sam Smith
23 Dec, 5:30
'I'm really proud of Joe, it's a tough challenge being authentic'
Out-of-favour England loosehead Joe Marler has played his part in recent times in encouraging publicity for English club rugby.
Liam Heagney
23 Dec, 4:00
'On that first game of the Six Nations are we going to be perfect? No'
Borthwick replaced Eddie Jones this week.
23 Dec, 3:04
'I thought that they were joking': Demant reflects on shock captaincy call-up and World Cup
The team's attitude towards accountability made life easier for the captain, but coach Wayne Smith's game plan compensated for tha…
Ned Lester
22 Dec, 21:46
Sonny Bill Williams' rocky All Blacks debut that led to man of the match second outing
Williams' first touch of the match came within the opening minute, receiving a poor pass from Mils Muliaina as the fullback was ru…
Sam Smith
22 Dec, 19:12
Benetton suspend player, federal prosecutor opens Traore race case
The racism storm surrounding Benetton Rugby was elevated to a legal matter on Thursday when the Federation of Italian Rugby confir…
Liam Heagney
22 Dec, 11:20
Hansen's 'pretty surprising' verdict on Jones' England dismissal
Former All Blacks boss Steve Hansen has shared his thoughts on the decision by England to dismiss Eddie Jones as boss nine months …
Liam Heagney
22 Dec, 10:14
URC statement: The Cherif Traore racism incident at Benetton
URC officials have issued a 96-word statement confirming they are investigating the racist incident that took place against Cherif…
Liam Heagney
22 Dec, 8:51
Latest World Rugby law directives include shot clock from January 1
World Rugby have announced a package of directives for implementation from January 1, including the use of a shot clock to hurry u…
Liam Heagney
22 Dec, 8:00
Genge and Odogwu condemn 'tick box' Benetton reaction to Traore row
England vice-captain Ellis Genge has called for action to be taken after condemning the weak response to the racial abuse of prop …
22 Dec, 7:41
Fit-again Nick Isiekwe returns for Saracens ahead of schedule
Nick Isiekwe has made it back into the Saracens starting line-up ahead of projection after Mark McCall suggested in September that…
Liam Heagney
22 Dec, 6:30
Leinster's James Tracy has retired with immediate effect
Leinster hooker James Tracy has retired with immediate effect after failing to recover from a neck injury suffered in April 2022.
Liam Heagney
22 Dec, 5:17
Report reveals Premiership clubs' £300million debt in six years
England’s top-flight clubs have accumulated a combined debt of £300million in six years, according to an investigation into the…
22 Dec, 4:52
Bath statement: Tom Dunn and Will Stuart contract extensions
Preparations for the 2023/24 season have continued at Bath with England internationals Tom Dunn and Will Stuart agreeing to contra…
Liam Heagney
22 Dec, 4:33
'I'd lose my s**t': Ashton Hewitt wades into the Traore racism row
Dragons wing Ashton Hewitt has waded into the Cherif Traore racism row, claiming there would be scenes at Rodney Parade if any of …
Liam Heagney
22 Dec, 4:12
Where are they now? The last Wasps team before the collapse
It’s still hard to believe that Wasps went out of business just over two months ago, an October 17 training ground meeting confi…
Liam Heagney
22 Dec, 3:22
Why a Rugby Club World Cup wouldn't 'be good for supporters'
It’s one of the many questions that rugby fans around the world would love to have answered: which club team would reign supreme…
Finn Morton
21 Dec, 23:58
'I don't understand': Wallaby great opens up about MLR exit
Wallabies legend Adam Ashley-Cooper has opened up about the “heartbreak” and “frustration” he felt after the LA Giltinis w…
Finn Morton
21 Dec, 21:06
'I know Australia's in a tough position': Rebels recruit reflects on Italy's famous win
An injury-ravaged Wallabies team had a disastrous season this year, but one result in particular was especially concerning for the…
Finn Morton
21 Dec, 19:22
Cherif Traore posts follow-up message on racist secret Santa row
Out-of-favour Ireland international Simon Zebo has waded into the Cherif Traore racism row, calling on Benetton to name and sack t…
Liam Heagney
21 Dec, 16:30
Thomas Ramos cops concurrent bans for striking and eye contact
France full-back Thomas Ramos will be available for the start of the Six Nations after a disciplinary hearing committee decided th…
Liam Heagney
21 Dec, 14:06
Edinburgh statement: Ben Vellacott contract extension
Ben Vellacott is excited by the direction in which Edinburgh are heading after the scrum-half signed a new multi-year deal with th…
21 Dec, 10:57
Benetton issue statement following racist Secret Santa gift
Benetton Rugby have issued a public statement following a post from Cherif Traore on social media.
Sam Smith
21 Dec, 9:20
RFU statement: England's Shaunagh Brown to retire from playing
England forward Shaunagh Brown is to call time on her playing career at the end of December. The 32-year-old, who represented the …
21 Dec, 8:39
Where are they now? The last Worcester team before the collapse
Tuesday morning was a sharp reminder of the pitfalls of Gallagher Premiership rugby, Bath announcing an hour before they unveiled …
Liam Heagney
21 Dec, 7:55
The Rob Baxter verdict on Steve Borthwick getting the England job
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has welcomed Steve Borthwick’s appointment as England head coach and says it was no surprise that he beca…
21 Dec, 6:49
Harlequins statement: Danny Care contract extension
England scrum-half Danny Care has signed a contract extension at Harlequins, the club he first played for in 2006.
Liam Heagney
21 Dec, 6:17
Finn Russell: Life-altering Bath gold must come with silverware
Finn Russell will earn life-altering money at Bath, but the silverware he seeks would be truly defining.
Jamie Lyall
21 Dec, 6:15
'Death, taxes, the sky is blue and Sean Lynn wearing shorts': AP15s what we know so far
What’s fascinating– with five rounds of this new season played – is that there is so much we still don’t know. The current…
Claire Thomas
21 Dec, 6:14
Send South Africa back to Super Rugby to end Champions Cup woes
The Champions Cup has seemingly inherited the problems that plagued Super Rugby in its latter years.
Tom Vinicombe
21 Dec, 5:58
Sacked Eddie Jones claims 'I wouldn't do anything differently'
Former England rugby coach Eddie Jones said he wouldn’t do anything differently despite being sacked earlier this month.
21 Dec, 3:33
'A return to league' is reportedly 'on the cards' for RTS
A return to rugby league is reportedly “on the cards” for All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, should he fail to “make…
Finn Morton
21 Dec, 0:00
'We've probably taken the fan for granted': NZR aim to bridge gap between players and public
Chris Lendrum discussed the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season and referred to it as an opportunity to play the tournament "in the wa…
Ned Lester
20 Dec, 23:12
'I went to pick him up': How close Jonah Lomu came to joining the NRL
All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu almost became the most expensive player “in the history” of Australian rugby league after being a…
Finn Morton
20 Dec, 22:12
'We can stage the biggest international events': Qatar wants to host B&I Lions match in 2025
This year’s FIFA World Cup will go down in history as one of the most exciting instalments of the prized competition, as it prov…
Finn Morton
20 Dec, 21:07
'A lifelong dream': Kiwi sprint prodigy makes stunning announcement
New Zealand speedster Edward Osei-Nketia once told RugbyPass that “rugby was in my blood.” But earlier today, the 21-year-old …
Finn Morton
20 Dec, 19:04
New Zealand Rugby still have a tightrope to walk with Scott Robertson
Wall drew parallels between Robertson's story and that of his Crusaders predecessors, one of an immensely successful Super Rugby h…
Ned Lester
20 Dec, 18:46
'It's not fair, it's not right and it shouldn't happen'
Coventry Rugby chief executive Nick Johnston has labelled the suggestion that the RFU will allow Wasps to relaunch as a Championsh…
Paul Smith
20 Dec, 13:47
Sale statement: Joint bid to buy the AJ Bell stadium is declined
Sale Sharks have issued a statement after their joint bid with Salford City FC to purchase the AJ Bell was rejected by Salford Cit…
Liam Heagney
20 Dec, 11:59
'Grenoble away was the most violent game I have ever played in'
Former Scotland prop Mattie Stewart has named a November 1999 Heineken Cup defeat with Northampton away to Grenoble as the most vi…
Liam Heagney
20 Dec, 11:20
Max Brito, who was paralysed at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, has died
Max Brito, who was paralysed while playing for Ivory Coast at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, has died aged 54. Brito was left paralysed…
20 Dec, 10:09
International match officials body launches with 4 key objectives
The world’s first representative body for international high-performance match officials launched on Tuesday with the dual objec…
20 Dec, 8:00
The 'most interesting piece' in the Borthwick puzzle - Andy Goode
It’s good to have the worst-kept secret in rugby out of the bag but the appointment of Steve Borthwick as the England head coach…
Andy Goode
20 Dec, 7:31
Wallaby shirt-wearing son reminded Borthwick of 'power rugby has'
Steve Borthwick has revealed how a welcome home last week from his Wallaby jersey-wearing son reminded the new England boss about …
Liam Heagney
20 Dec, 7:19
Woodward's first day Borthwick verdict aims a final dig at Jones
Former England boss Clive Woodward has used his verdict on Steve Borthwick’s first day in the job to take a final few digs at th…
Liam Heagney
20 Dec, 6:37
Gaelle Mignot announced as new joint head coach of France Women
Former Grand Slam winner Gaelle Mignot has been announced as the new joint head coach of France alongside David Ortiz.
20 Dec, 5:57
The 'type of person' Steve Borthwick wants in England environment
New England boss Steve Borthwick has identified the type of person he wants in his national team’s environment as he looks to pi…
Liam Heagney
20 Dec, 5:30
Saracens duo Clarey and Lozowski both banned after battle of Lyon
Saracens have paid a disciplinary hearing price for last Saturday’s battling Heineken Champions Cup win in Lyon as the red-carde…
Liam Heagney
20 Dec, 5:23
Why the Red Roses need female representation: 'It's a massive opportunity missed.'
Let’s utilise the greatness of what England has created over the years and have them involved in some shape or form. It’s surp…
Rachael Burford
20 Dec, 4:53
Three Kiwi refs get England games in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations
New England boss Steve Borthwick will kick off the upcoming 2023 Guinness Six Nations with New Zealander Paul Williams in charge o…
Liam Heagney
20 Dec, 4:51
Finn Russell to join Bath after Rugby World Cup
Bath have signed Scotland and British and Irish Lions fly-half Finn Russell. The Gallagher Premiership club did not specify Russel…
20 Dec, 4:14
'They love what they're doing': New Zealand's 'biggest story of sport in 2022'
Looking back at the year that was, sports journalist Tony Palmer described the Black Ferns’ inspiring World Cup triumph as “th…
Finn Morton
20 Dec, 0:25
'Showed us up a bit': World Cup hopeful stars for Tahs in cross-code training session
St George Dragons prop Aaron Woods has highlighted a Wallabies World Cup hopeful for showing “us up a bit” during an ambitious…
Finn Morton
19 Dec, 21:19
French star facing year-long suspension after being cited for 'suspicous' contact
Toulouse and France international fullback Thomas Romas is facing a serious stint on the sidelines after being cited by the EPCR f…
Sam Smith
19 Dec, 19:34
Why Dave Rennie isn't to blame for Australia's poor results
Dave Rennie could potentially become the best thing to happen to Australian rugby in 20 years, and could rightly be hailed as a he…
Finn Morton
19 Dec, 19:33
'I regret it, this is the mistake I made': Eddie Jones opens up after England axing
Former England head coach Eddie Jones has opened up on his seven-year tenure and revealed what he believes was his biggest mistake…
Ben Smith
19 Dec, 18:54
French rugby boss Laporte suspended
Bernard Laporte has been suspended as French Rugby Federation president while he fights a suspended two-year sentence.
19 Dec, 14:46
'Every game matters': Steve Borthwick not prioritising World Cup
New England head coach Steve Borthwick has put talk of the World Cup to one side and insisted his full focus is on the upcoming Si…
19 Dec, 14:42
RFU chief Bill Sweeney lifts lid on sacking Eddie Jones
Jones was dismissed earlier this month after a poor 2022 in charge of England and has been replaced by Steve Borthwick.
19 Dec, 13:36
Glasgow pair Zander Fagerson and Ryan Wilson face lengthy spell on sidelines
Scotland and Glasgow forward Zander Fagerson has been ruled out until February while Ryan Wilson faces months on the sidelines.
19 Dec, 13:23
'I still can't really talk about it': Zarn Sullivan on the comeback trail
A freak injury during the NPC stymied Zarn Sullivan's prodigious development.
Tom Vinicombe
19 Dec, 10:55
New England coach Borthwick likened to a computer by Bok bruiser
Jasper Wiese epitomises the impact new England coach Steve Borthwick can have on individual players, helping to turn the strong ru…
Ian Cameron
19 Dec, 9:45
Women's Game: 2022 Year in Review
If the headlines of 2022 belonged to the re-emergence of New Zealand as the world’s best, then the stories underneath it were al…
Ali Donnelly
19 Dec, 9:41
A coaching stock-take as Gatland and Borthwick enter the fray
Gatland has replaced Wayne Pivac, while Borthwick has succeeded Eddie Jones.
19 Dec, 9:32
Georgia's Black Lion claim second Super Cup title with victory over Tel Aviv Heat
The Black Lion have defended their Super Cup crown with a 29-17 victory over the Tel Aviv Heat in Tbilisi over the weekend.
Tom Vinicombe
19 Dec, 8:51
Borthwick eyes English revival
The England fightback has started with the appointment of well-regarded Cumbrian and his assistant Kevin Sinfield
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
19 Dec, 8:33
In pictures: Mourners gather for Doddie Weir memorial service
Weir died aged 52 last month following a six-year battle with motor neurone disease.
19 Dec, 8:13
Eddie Jones hire Seibold gives his view on rugby union in England
Recently exited England defence coach Anthony Siebold has given his take on his time under Eddie Jones and England.
Ian Cameron
19 Dec, 7:46
Leicester Tigers statement: New coaching team
As flagged by RugbyPass yesterday, Richard Wigglesworth has been appointed as interim head coach of Leicester Tigers foll…
Ian Cameron
19 Dec, 6:22
Steve Borthwick confirmed as England head coach by RFU
A new era for England has begun with the confirmation of Steve Borthwick as their new head coach.
19 Dec, 5:57
'I want Malcolm Marx' - Three Prem players on Jake White's wishlist
The only way South African teams will be a major threat in the Champions Cup and United Rugby Championship, is when the country’…
19 Dec, 5:56
Finn Russell breaks silence on Bath deal
Racing’s Scotland fly-half Finn Russell has addressed widespread reports that a deal has been struck.
19 Dec, 4:18
'I was really disappointed': Beauden Barrett refutes sabbatical report
Contrary to reports last week, Beauden Barrett did not approach New Zealand Rugby regarding a bold deal that would see the All Bla…
Sam Smith
19 Dec, 4:14
'Such a score is not acceptable for a team that has ambitions'
Sale boss Alex Sanderson insists he cannot wait to face Toulouse at home after his team’s one-sided 45-19 defeat in the Heineken…
19 Dec, 2:35
Returning star Beale to play fullback at Tahs
Coach Darren Coleman intends to play Kurtley Beale at fullback next season as the Waratahs ponder how to take the next step toward…
18 Dec, 23:15
'Coaches are too scared': How Wayne Smith became a Test rugby 'exception'
Rugby guru Wayne Smith is a generational coaching talent, and the 65-year-old will undoubtedly go down in history as an all-time g…
Finn Morton
18 Dec, 21:31
Why a 2023 World Cup win would be the Boks' greatest
The equal most successful World Cup nation has delivered far less outside of it. So what is the formula that has enabled South Afr…
Ben Smith
18 Dec, 21:25
'Over the moon': Robertson reportedly secures future for 2023
Star coach Scott Robertson will remain in New Zealand for the 2023 Super Rugby season after reportedly missing out on the England …
Finn Morton
18 Dec, 18:34
Why the Wallabies will go further than the ABs at next year's RWC
Australian rugby fans have had a tough year – there’s no hiding from that – as they’ve watched their wounded Wallabies los…
Finn Morton
18 Dec, 17:11
Springbok pair help pull off mammoth upset in Japan League One opening weekend
Springbok pair Jesse Kriel and Faf de Klerk completed their season debuts for Yokohama Canon Eagles by orchestrating a big upset.
Ben Smith
18 Dec, 15:53
World Schools Festival Day 3 Review: Hamilton on high
The third and final day of the World Schools Festival in Thailand saw incredible drama as Hamilton Boys from New Zealand and Grey …
Tom Parker
18 Dec, 14:37
Harlequins avenge Racing 92 humbling by dispatching French heavyweights at Stoop
Harlequins avenged their harrowing home defeat by Racing 92 two years ago by dispatching the French heavyweights.
18 Dec, 13:52
'Awful competition' - Joe Marler baits fans with cryptic tweet
A cryptic tweet from England prop Joe Marler has left rugby fans scratching their collective heads.
Ian Cameron
18 Dec, 12:28
Dowson reacts to Saints loss and confirms Courtney Lawes 'annoyed'
Northampton director of rugby Phil Dowson bemoaned his side’s inability to take their chances after a 17-6 defeat to Munster vir…
18 Dec, 10:52
Challenge Cup: Pat Lam's Bristol ease past Zebre
Bristol ran in five tries as they recorded a comfortable 35-19 European Challenge Cup victory over Zebre.
18 Dec, 10:39
Toulouse make light Champions Cup work of Sale
Sale suffered a one-sided 45-19 defeat to Toulouse as one of the powerhouses of Heineken Champions Cup rugby racked up a bonus-poi…
18 Dec, 9:55
Munster condemn Northampton to likely early exit from Europe
Gavin Coombes scored two tries as Munster recorded a 17-6 away victory that left Northampton’s European hopes hanging by a threa…
18 Dec, 9:29
REPORTS: Bath deal to make Finn Russell one of rugby's best paid
Reports in the UK and in France have Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell signing for Bath to become one of the best-paid rugby players i…
Ian Cameron
18 Dec, 9:09
Richard Wigglesworth tipped to take over at Leicester Tigers
With news breaking this morning that Steve Borthwick will be confirmed as England’s new head coach on Monday, it raises the imme…
Ian Cameron
18 Dec, 8:21
So who is new England head coach Steve Borthwick?
Having dipped his toe into the coaching waters at Saracens, his first major break came when he took charge of Japan’s forwards u…
18 Dec, 6:29
Five tasks Steve Borthwick faces in the early days of his England regime
Borthwick is set to be named head coach on Monday.
18 Dec, 6:08
Borthwick and Sinfield to be unveiled as new England coaching ticket
Leicester Tigers boss Steve Borthwick is set to be revealed as the new England head coach tomorrow and he is bringing defence Kevi…
Ian Cameron
18 Dec, 5:50
The La Rochelle 'fans' at the behind closed doors game explained
Ulster have explained why there appeared to be a section of La Rochelle fans in attendance at the behind-closed-doors Champions Cu…
Ian Cameron
18 Dec, 5:20
'We took it personally and we talked a lot about it'
Coming on the back of a disappointing home defeat to English champions Leicester Tigers.
18 Dec, 3:06
'Other than one phone call I never heard from him again'
Former England centre Brad Barritt says he is still wondering what happened between him and Eddie Jones, after the Saracen found h…
Ian Cameron
18 Dec, 2:33
'Next stop Chicago': New MLR franchise announces another star signing
Major League Rugby’s newest franchise the Chicago Hounds have announced the signing of a former Melbourne Rebels star, as they c…
Finn Morton
17 Dec, 20:48
'They're not girls, they're legends': Ardern thanks Black Ferns 'for changing history'
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has praised the Black Ferns for “changing history” last month, as they were crowned …
Finn Morton
17 Dec, 19:45
'You can't be a fan': All Black coach on 'removing clutter' in this year's turnaround
New All Blacks forwards coach Jason Ryan has assessed the season and marked it as a 'pass' after the side took steps in the right …
Ben Smith
17 Dec, 19:29
Black Ferns' RWC hero reflects on 'really important' moment
Joanah Ngan-Woo’s heroics in the dying stages of this year’s World Cup final at Eden Park will go down in history as one of th…
Finn Morton
17 Dec, 17:59
Ospreys pull off stunning win over Montpellier to end Champions Cup losing run
Ospreys stunned Top 14 champions Montpellier 21-10 to claim their first win in the Heineken Champions Cup in 13 matches.
17 Dec, 16:57
Watch: Israel Folau scores less than sixty seconds into new Japan League One season
Former Wallaby and Tongan international fullback Israel Folau has continued his prolific try-scoring exploits by scoring less than…
Sam Smith
17 Dec, 16:53
Dan Biggar's Toulon brush aside Bath, mixed results for Welsh regions
Dan Biggar impressed for Toulon as they handed Bath a heavy defeat in the European Challenge Cup.
17 Dec, 15:57
Hamilton Boys' High triumph over Grey College to win World Schools
Hamilton Boys' High School has won the World Schools 1st XV festival in Thailand with a 22-10 win over Grey College.
Ben Smith
17 Dec, 15:06
McFarland blasts decision to stage Ulster's Champions Cup game in Dublin
The game was moved from Belfast on Friday night due to an unplayable pitch at KIngspan Stadium.
17 Dec, 14:51
Stormers claim first Champions Cup win
London Irish suffered a second defeat in two Heineken Champions Cup Pool B matches as they were beaten 34-14 by the Stormers at DH…
17 Dec, 14:28
O'Gara's La Rochelle hold off Ulster comeback in Dublin
Antoine Hastoy scored 26 points as La Rochelle made it two wins from two in Pool B of the European Champions Cup, holding firm to …
17 Dec, 14:18
Borthwick singles out prop who 'epitomises everything that Leicester Tigers are about'
Leicester director of rugby Steve Borthwick applauded his side’s fighting spirit as they ground out a 23-16 success over Clermon…
17 Dec, 13:04
Confusion as banned Ronan O'Gara spotted in Aviva
Some rugby fans were confused after banned La Rochelle head coach Ronan O'Gara was spotted in the stands in an empty Aviva Stadium…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 12:44
Former Wasp stars as Leicester hold off Clermont Auvergne challenge
Leicester moved a step closer to the knockout stages of the Heineken Champions Cup as 13 points from Charlie Atkinson proved cruci…
17 Dec, 12:01
Scotland star saves the day for 14-man Saracens in Lyon
A length-of-the-pitch try finished by Scotland wing Sean Maitland handed Saracens a 28-20 Champions Cup victory over Lyon in Franc…
17 Dec, 11:45
Watch - Owen Farrell scuffles with Lyon players after questionable tackle
England flyhalf Owen Farrell was at the centre of a skirmish between Saracens and Lyon players after he was the recipient of a que…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 11:32
Exeter vow to send strongest side to Pretoria for second leg
Exeter head coach Ali Hepher says the Chiefs are in “a pleasing position” after underlining their Heineken Champions Cup crede…
17 Dec, 11:00
Disappointed Bath 'considering' their options following RFU decision
Bath have said that they are considering their options after their bid to launch a team in the Premier 15s was rejected by the Rug…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 9:51
Edinburgh made to work hard for Champions Cup win by Castres
Edinburgh added a five-point Heineken Champions Cup win to the losing bonus they earned at Saracens last Sunday, but they had to f…
17 Dec, 9:36
Luke Cowan-Dickie hat-trick inspires Exeter to thumping win over Bulls
Exeter took a huge step towards the Heineken Champions Cup knockout phase as they blitzed South African challengers the Bulls 44-1…
17 Dec, 9:28
'They are very serious about it' - Two clubs chasing Eddie Jones
At least two NRL clubs are said to be after the signature of sacked England head coach Eddie Jones.
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 8:41
Another Test referee speaks out on 'certain sections of the fan community'
Referee Nika Amashukeli has become the latest Test official to speak out following what he describes as disgraceful abuse directed…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 7:48
Watch - Werner Kok carded for wild WWE style 'suplex'
Sharks winger Werner Kok was yellow-carded for a WWE-style 'suplex' against Bordeaux Begles in the second round of the Heineken Ch…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 5:40
'Frustrated doesn't even come close to covering how I feel'
Ulster's CEO has said he feels frustrated after the Irish province were forced to move their Heineken Champions Cup fixture agains…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 5:01
George Skivington's positive spin on Gloucester's 57-0 loss to Leinster
Gloucester head coach George Skivington was proud of the “fighting spirit” his young team showed in a 57-0 defeat to Leinster.…
17 Dec, 2:59
'I don't speak to anyone at Saracens… they didn't make the effort'
The rugby life can be amazingly rewarding and unexpected. Take Joel Kpoku.
Liam Heagney
17 Dec, 2:19
'A leaf out of the UFC book': Suggestion for the Killik Cup could put Eddie Jones in his element
2023's highly anticipated Killik Cup match offers a unique opportunity for experimentation, as old foes square off at Twickenham.
Ned Lester
16 Dec, 23:00
'Send the bill to Altrad': How New Zealand Rugby can navigate Mohed Altrad's sentencing
Former New Zealand Ruggby CEO David Moffet says Altrad's sentencing is a lose-lose for New Zealand Rugby both financially and in t…
Ned Lester
16 Dec, 20:41
'Bags were packed to go home, but we stuck it out' - WP Nel eyes World Cup farewell
Isolated and grief-stricken, WP Nel almost left Scotland months after arriving. Now, the 36-year-old is eyeing a third Rugby World…
Jamie Lyall
16 Dec, 17:41
Glasgow show resilience to claim victory over Perpignan in Challenge Cup
Another Laborde kick reduced the deficit but Sebastian Cancelliere, a minute from the end, safeguarded the result and secured a bo…
16 Dec, 17:14
Sharks edge Bordeaux to claim second victory in Champions Cup
Werner Kok scored a crucial try as Sharks continued their winning start to life in the Heineken Champions Cup with a 19-16 victory…
16 Dec, 16:50
James Lowe hits milestone as Leinster out-class Gloucester in Champions Cup
Lowe, who hit the half-century on just his 68th appearance, and Ronan Kelleher both bagged braces as Leo Cullen’s men made it ba…
16 Dec, 16:38
Why Warren Gatland's second tenure with Wales won't be so easy
Warren Gatland has to find some tight forwards, and he has to find them in a hurry.
Nick Bishop
16 Dec, 10:11
RFU confirm 8 Premier 15s teams for 2023/24 as four current sides axed
The RFU have confirmed the eight clubs that have been selected via a tender process and offered a place in the Allianz Premier 15s…
Ian Cameron
16 Dec, 9:48
Wasps statement: New groundshare and the 'long road ahead'
The new owners and operators have Wasps have issued a statement confirming their return in the 2023/24 season, revealing that they…
Ian Cameron
16 Dec, 9:20
People should be careful what they wish for - Andy Goode
People have very short memories when it comes to all the complaints about the format of the Heineken Champions Cup this week and w…
Andy Goode
16 Dec, 9:00
England wing Anthony Watson in the 'top one per cent'
Anthony Watson’s latest remarkable return from serious injury has seen Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick rate the Engl…
Chris Jones
16 Dec, 8:37
Saracens performance has set the bar for Edinburgh
Mike Blair has called on Edinburgh to “maintain the standards” they set in last weekend’s spirited defeat by Saracens when t…
16 Dec, 8:23
Day 2 of the World Schools Festival: Favourites avoid huge upset
It took a last minute score from Grey College to make it to the final of The World School Festival against Hamilton Boys' from New…
Will Stace
16 Dec, 7:53
Los Puma's prop Thomas Gallo facing lengthy spell on the sidelines
Rising Argentina and Benetton prop Thomas Gallo is out for at least two months after injuring himself playing Connacht in the URC.
Ian Cameron
16 Dec, 6:41
Pro rugby takes massive step forward in Asia with announcement of Grand League
Thursday marked a big step forward for rugby in Asia with the local federation announcing a new pan-Asia competition set to kick o…
Tom Vinicombe
16 Dec, 6:39
RFU issue decision on Wasps and reject Worcester application
The Rugby Football Union have issued their decision on bids to take over both Wasps and Worcester Warriors 'phoenix entities'.
Ian Cameron
16 Dec, 5:54
Grey College vs Hamilton Boys' - The World Schools Festival Cup Final
Grey College will take on Hamilton Boys' High from New Zealand in the final of the main cup competition of the World Schools festi…
Tom Parker
16 Dec, 5:31
Another World Cup-bound nation loses their coach on the eve of 2023
Not much more than a week after England and Wales parted ways with Eddie Jones and Wayne Pivac, another Test nation bound for the …
Tom Vinicombe
16 Dec, 5:14
'We are devastated' - Harlequins forced to postpone 'Big Game'
The 14th instalment of their yearly fixture will now take place on March 4 against Exeter.
16 Dec, 4:41
Barnes' wife speaks out over threats as journalist goes after Erasmus
The wife of referee Wayne Barnes has taken to Twitter to speak out over the abuse that has been directed at her by rugby fans in r…
Ian Cameron
16 Dec, 4:34
Steve Diamond breaks cover on his Worcester takeover plan
Former Worcester Warriors head coach Steve Diamond has broken ground on his bid to take over the club in the wake of their adminis…
Ian Cameron
16 Dec, 3:58
Leicester Tigers statement: Two players depart club
Leicester Tigers have confirmed that two players - Tom Horton and Lachlan Shelley - have left Welford Road.
Ian Cameron
16 Dec, 3:22
Breakthrough Super Rugby talent eyeing Wallabies eligibility in 2023
The Christchurch-born and raised 26-year-old has been turning heads for his physical play on both sides of the ball, proving himse…
Ned Lester
15 Dec, 23:11
'Have to be more themselves': What the ABs can learn from the Black Ferns
This year’s women’s Rugby World Cup was a truly ground-breaking event, as the Black Ferns captured the imagination and hearts …
Finn Morton
15 Dec, 21:37
Portia Woodman names former coach as her favourite to succeed Wayne Smith
The Black Ferns' resurgent win and the fandom that came with it leaves Smith's replacement with big shoes to fill and so Woodman h…
Ned Lester
15 Dec, 21:03
Wallaby stars set to shine in Japan Rugby League One
Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans will be banking on electric winger Marika Koroibete to again terrorise defences for his Saitam…
15 Dec, 20:45
'World Cup dream': How Wallabies recall 'reignited the fire' for Beale
Test veteran Kurtley Beale is daring to dream of a fourth World Cup appearance after his stunning Wallabies recall “reignited th…
Finn Morton
15 Dec, 19:41
'Damaged the jersey': Justin Marshall on the All Blacks' 2022
While an unbeaten run to end the year may have appeased some of the local audience, Marshall was adamant the legacy and status of …
Ned Lester
15 Dec, 17:54
Ulster issue update on battle to host O'Gara's La Rochelle
Ulster CEO Jonny Petrie has updated fans on the "ongoing work at Kingspan Stadium" as the Irish province continues its efforts.
Kim Ekin
15 Dec, 13:50
'Patently untrue' - Worcester accuse RFU over Championship blockade
Worcester Warriors’ prospective new owners have accused the Rugby Football Union of “seeking to impose onerous operational con…
15 Dec, 12:27
Glasgow explain 'less-than-ideal' decision to move Perpignan game
Glasgow managing director Al Kellock has explained the reasoning behind the “less-than-ideal” decision to move Friday’s Chal…
15 Dec, 11:16
George North will be fit for Six Nations despite surgery
Wales centre George North has undergone surgery after suffering a cheekbone injury. North was hurt during Ospreys’ Heineken Cham…
15 Dec, 9:14
Andrew Warwick banned for shot that floored Manu Tuilagi
Ulster Rugby player Andrew Warwick has been suspended for a tackle on Sale Shark's Manu Tuilagi.
Ian Cameron
15 Dec, 9:00
Scottish Rugby announces 28 professional women's contracts
Scottish Rugby has announced professional contracts have been awarded to 28 players, as part of its continued investment into the …
Lucy Lomax
15 Dec, 8:00
Japan Rugby League One bring in more Boks
Japan Rugby League One kicks off in Tokyo on Saturday with several of the heavy hitters squaring off to start the new season.
15 Dec, 7:38
Sexton on the bench as Leinster make 4 changes for Gloucester
Head coach Leo Cullen has made four changes to the Leinster starting team for the visit of Gloucester to the RDS this weekend in t…
Ian Cameron
15 Dec, 7:26
Swimming on a rising tide - Sale Sharks Women's strong start to the season
After two campaigns where the team has been defined by not being last in the league, 2022-23 appears to be the season of the Shark…
Matt Merritt
15 Dec, 7:10
Semi-finalists set to face off in opening round of Japan Rugby League One
Japan Rugby League One kicks off in Tokyo on Saturday with several of the heavy hitters squaring off to start the new season.
Online Editors
15 Dec, 6:54
Pau coach cops massive ban after 'hand shake' defence fails
Section Paloise head coach Sébastien Piqueronies has been suspended following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in the wake of …
Ian Cameron
15 Dec, 5:38
Walder reveals why England rookie McGuigan was released mid-season
Head coach Dave Walder has revealed it was the Newcastle Falcons board that agreed to a mid-season release to allow try-scoring ho…
Chris Jones
15 Dec, 5:17
Conflicting reports on Finn Russell's future as English 10 enters ring
There are conflicting reports in the UK and French media this week over whether or not Finn Russell will sign for Bath or stay put…
Ian Cameron
15 Dec, 4:28
The end of the line for Laporte?
Convicted of corruption by a court in Paris on Tuesday, the big question is, can Bernard Laporte remain a rugby powerbroker?
Gavin Mortimer
15 Dec, 3:40
O'Driscoll: The real test for South African sides in Europe
Facing Leinster at the RDS Arena in the Heineken Champions Cup is possibly the greatest challenge club rugby has to offer currentl…
Josh Raisey
15 Dec, 2:40
New Zealand Rugby should treat Beauden Barrett like a French footballer
I read and hear that the floodgates would open if Barrett left. That fellow All Blacks would follow suit and Super Rugby would be …
Hamish Bidwell
14 Dec, 23:50
A star studded Test XV of Japan Rugby League One talent
Christmas is set to come early for rugby fans this weekend as one of the most exciting competitions in the world makes its highly …
Finn Morton
14 Dec, 23:22
What the Wallabies' World Cup squad could look like
There are still a lot of questions that remain unanswered about an injury-ravaged Wallabies team nine months out from the Rugby Wo…
Finn Morton
14 Dec, 21:07
'I would be amazed if any South African side will have the firepower to beat those teams'
Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White dropped a bombshell on Tuesday by stating that the odds are ‘stacked’ against a South Afric…
Jan De Koning
14 Dec, 20:01
'One of our greatest': Wallaroos great announces retirement
Legend Liz Patu, the Wallaroos' most-capped player, has announced her retirement from the Australia team.
14 Dec, 19:37
Wallabies coach reportedly 'looking at potential options elsewhere'
The RFU’s stunning decision to axe super coach Eddie Jones nine months out from next year’s World Cup may add more drama to th…
Finn Morton
14 Dec, 18:15
Wayne Barnes reveals he almost quit rugby after harrowing online abuse after South Africa versus France
Referee Wayne Barnes has revealed how the toll of online abuse led to discussions around giving up the whistle to continue as a la…
Kim Ekin
14 Dec, 15:34
England duo sign contract extensions with Saracens
England internationals Jamie George and Elliot Daly have signed contract extensions with Gallagher Premiership leaders Saracens.
14 Dec, 13:38
'Wasn't big enough or fast enough': The 'average' centre who is the Crusaders newest halfback
The departure of centurion Bryn Hall had the reigning champions sniffing for Noah, by late July they had their man for three years…
Adam Julian
14 Dec, 13:33
Ulster battling to save pitch ahead of La Rochelle visit
Ulster have stressed that they are "continuing to take every possible step" to ensure that their Heineken Champions Cup match with…
Josh Raisey
14 Dec, 10:58
USA legend Todd Clever: 'We got 'out-passioned' - and that was really hard to see'
The two-time World Cup captain was distraught to see USA missing out on France 2023 but he says the rebuilding job starts now
Andrew Elliott
14 Dec, 10:47
Chiefs' big signing foreshadows a bigger problem for New Zealand
The recruitment of a 34-year-old prop from Ireland might have raised a few eyebrows in New Zealand this weekend.
Tom Vinicombe
14 Dec, 8:55
Players to be offered 'conditional contracts' in Wales
Amid fears of a player exodus in Wales, the Professional Rugby Board has confirmed that negotiations will begin in the new year on…
Kim Ekin
14 Dec, 6:35
Four key Super Rugby selection battles ahead of All Blacks' World Cup quest
While the All Blacks selectors will undoubtedly have to make some significant calls when they eventually announce their squad next…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Dec, 6:34
I'm dreaming of a Cherry and White Christmas: Gloucester-Hartpury at their unstoppable best
There’s a saying in rugby – a long-running, cheerfully-uttered refrain – that, maybe, ‘this year… this year is Glouceste…
Claire Thomas
14 Dec, 6:12
Agustin Creevy banned until the new year
London Irish will be without hooker Agustin Creevy for their trip to South Africa this weekend after he was handed a four week ban…
Josh Raisey
14 Dec, 4:33
Watch: Pau coach facing long ban after physically accosting referee
Pau head coach Sébastien Piqueronies is facing a citing complaint for physically abusing referee Sam Grove-White during a recent …
Ian Cameron
14 Dec, 3:02
World Rugby bosses to meet following Bernard Laporte development
World Rugby bosses were set to convene for an emergency session on Tuesday after Bernard Laporte's suspended prison sentence.
13 Dec, 22:06
'The day you say that you can be an All Black from Timbuktu, then you're in trouble'
Stephen Donald has slammed Beauden Barrett’s staggering All Blacks eligibility emption request, as the star pivot looks to poten…
Finn Morton
13 Dec, 21:25
Chiefs sign veteran Irish international as injury cover for All Black
Ireland's John Ryan will join the Gallagher Chiefs for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season the Chiefs Rugby Club announced tod…
Sam Smith
13 Dec, 20:24
'I understood that was coming': James Lowe on copping trash talk from the All Blacks
James Lowe said that he was expecting a verbal backlash of some sorts on the field from the All Blacks and they didn't disappoint.
Sam Smith
13 Dec, 19:19
'I know he's an absolute psychopath, but when he does talk, you do listen'
Ireland's Kiwi winger James Lowe has shared his insight into flyhalf Johnny Sexton and his influence after a historic year where I…
Ben Smith
13 Dec, 18:17
'It's quite sad': Israel Dagg reacts to dropped star's stunning news
World Cup winner Israel Dagg has described the All Blacks’ treatment of Pita Gus Sowakula as “quite sad” following the star …
Finn Morton
13 Dec, 17:26
Day 1 of the World Schools Festival sees Grey College shock their English counterparts
Will Stace
13 Dec, 17:16
The Borthwick philosophy that has made him Jones' ideal replacement
Steve Borthwick continues to side step questions about his imminent elevation to England head coach but has revealed some of the f…
Chris Jones
13 Dec, 12:14
WRU reaches 'amicable resolution' over discrimination claims
The Welsh Rugby Union has reached an “amicable resolution” with the organisation’s former general manager of women’s rugby…
13 Dec, 10:14
The man Warren Gatland is backing to lead the Lions in 2025
Warren Gatland has rebuffed suggestions that he could take charge of an historic fourth British and Irish Lions tour in 2025.
Sam Smith
13 Dec, 9:49
Paris courts deliver verdict on Bernard Laporte corruption case
Bernard Laporte, president of the Federation Francaise de Rugby and vice-president of World Rugby, has been handed a two-year susp…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Dec, 9:14
'That's what we've prided ourselves on in the past, being able to do that'
Warren Gatland wants to operate in a “no excuses environment” after taking up the reins for a second stint as Wales head coach…
13 Dec, 7:43
The hunt for the next All Blacks No 10
There are no heirs apparent to the likes of Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga.
Tom Vinicombe
13 Dec, 7:30
'Still waiting for that World Cup': France-bound Sowakula gunning for 2023
France-bound All Blacks loose forward Pita Gus Sowakula still harbour hopes of featuring at next year's Rugby World Cup.
Tom Vinicombe
13 Dec, 6:48
Zander Fagerson added to Scotland's Six Nations injury list
Another key Scotland player has emerged as a doubt for the Six Nations after Zander Fagerson was ruled out for “the foreseeable…
13 Dec, 5:34
Andy Warwick cited after controversial Manu Tuilagi tackle
Ulster prop Andy Warwick has been cited following his tackle on Sale Sharks' Manu Tuilagi on Sunday which forced the centre to lea…
Josh Raisey
13 Dec, 4:27
Eddie Jones lands Barbarians job against old rival
One week after being sacked by England, the Barbarians have named Eddie Jones as their coach to face a World XV in May next year.
Josh Raisey
13 Dec, 4:00
The All Blacks who are on the World Cup selection bubble after 2022
The All Blacks made significant strides in 2022 towards finding the 33 players who will jump on a plane to France next year.
Ben Smith
12 Dec, 23:11
'He said he had watched every one of my carries for the last 2 or 3 years'
England star Anthony Watson has described Steve Borthwick as “a ridiculously good coach” ahead of his likely ascension to Engl…
12 Dec, 12:25
Gloucester sign Newcastle hooker George McGuigan
Gloucester have signed Newcastle hooker and England training squad member George McGuigan.
12 Dec, 12:16
'My goodness' - Scottish punter confuses NFL with classic rugby play
Scottish NFL punter Jamie Gillan has confused American football fans and officials alike after drop-kicking the ball after as he b…
Ian Cameron
12 Dec, 9:23
Watson magic gives rugby fans some festive cheer
While rugby fans froze at games, or kept themselves toasty by the fireside, they could all rejoice seeing Anthony Watson back in f…
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
12 Dec, 8:50
What Exeter can expect from Jake White's Bulls selection
The Bulls head off to England on Tuesday for the next assignment on their European Cup journey, where they will face former champi…
Jan De Koning
12 Dec, 8:42
Winning isn't everything - but neither is the Rugby World Cup
New Zealand and England have endured tumultuous seasons in 2022 - but only one coach has lost their jobs.
Tom Vinicombe
12 Dec, 7:33
French side hot in pursuit of Wales star Gareth Anscombe
Injured Wales and Ospreys star Gareth Anscombe is said be the latest signing target of a French side as a predicted exodus from Wa…
Ian Cameron
12 Dec, 6:30
Clermont confirm signing of jilted All Black on two-year deal
Two-cap All Black Pita Gus Sowakula has ostensibly given up hope on ever playing for the New Zealand national side again, signing …
Tom Vinicombe
12 Dec, 6:14
How to watch the World Schools Festival
The World Schools Festival is just days away, we tell you exactly how you can watch all of the schoolboy content from Thailand.
Will Stace
12 Dec, 5:10
The 'bossed' impression a 14-year-old Owen Farrell made at Saracens
Owen Farrell has carved a reputation for himself in rugby as one of the sport’s most influential figures, but this wasn’t some…
Liam Heagney
12 Dec, 5:00
Big Test names among 5 candidates for RPA General Secretary
The Rugby Players Association have revealed the five candidates who are standing for election to become the RPA’s new General Se…
Ian Cameron
12 Dec, 3:55
OTD: Jonny Wilkinson calls time on international career
Wilkinson will always be remembered for his drop goal which secured England’s victory in the final seconds of the 2003 World Cup…
12 Dec, 0:00
The winners and losers for the All Blacks in 2022
The All Blacks 2022 season will be remembered as a turbulent time for the the men in black after a rocky start that almost culmina…
Ben Smith
11 Dec, 19:58
Owen Farrell: Players not behind Eddie Jones' sacking
Australian Jones lost his job after overseeing England’s worst year of results since 2008.
11 Dec, 18:09
Black Ferns beat Australia in one-sided final win in Cape Town
Stand-in captain Tyla Nathan-Wong's double for New Zealand made her a deserved player of the match.
11 Dec, 15:33
Leicester put Borthwick talk aside as they get the better of Ospreys
Leicester put speculation linking head coach Steve Borthwick with England’s top job to one side as they opened their Champions C…
11 Dec, 13:36
'I thought I was the man': Why Lowe wouldn't have picked himself for ABs
It wasn’t that long that ago that Ireland star James Lowe was one of the most exciting players in New Zealand rugby, and appeare…
Finn Morton
11 Dec, 12:45
'I'm grateful' - Mark McCall reacts to Edinburgh scare
Saracens boss Mark McCall was a relieved man after seeing his side given a huge fright by “fantastic” Edinburgh.
11 Dec, 12:33
Scarlets end losing run with impressive win over Bayonne
The Scarlets made a confidence-boosting start to the European Challenge Cup as they powered to a 39-7 victory over Bayonne.
11 Dec, 12:27
The winners and losers from the 2022 Wallabies season
An injury-ravaged Wallabies side showed plenty of fight, character and potential throughout a tough international campaign which w…
Finn Morton
11 Dec, 12:06
Shaky Saracens narrowly avoid Champions Cup shock in London
Saracens returned to the top table of European rugby with a hard-fought 30-26 Heineken Champions Cup win over Edinburgh at a freez…
11 Dec, 11:48
Toulouse raid foggy fortress to secure victory over Munster
Toulouse emerged through heavy fog with a hard-fought 18-13 Heineken Champions Cup win over old rivals Munster at Thomond Park.
11 Dec, 11:32
Schoolboy rugby juggernauts arrive in Thailand for the World Schools Festival
The top schoolboy rugby sides in the world arrived in Thailand as they prepared for the World Schools. Sides from England, New Zea…
Tom Parker
11 Dec, 10:31
'On fire' South African bruiser praised in Sale rout of Ulster
Alex Sanderson hailed the “on fire” Rob du Preez after Sale’s captain for the day inspired his side to a convincing 39-0 win…
11 Dec, 10:26
Sale destroy Ulster but concerns for Tuilagi after questionable hit
Sale started their Heineken Champions Cup Pool B campaign with an emphatic 39-0 victory over Ulster at the AJ Bell Stadium.
11 Dec, 10:01
Top English rugby ref hits out at Gary Neville remarks
Gallagher Premiership referee Christophe Ridley has hit out at remarks made by ITV football pundit Gary Neville following England'…
Ian Cameron
11 Dec, 9:33
The one area Northampton boss was 'particularly pleased' with in ugly rout
Northampton director of rugby Phil Dowson has warned his players they will have to be “a lot better” in round two of the Heine…
11 Dec, 8:50
'I have never won at the Rec... it's a special moment'
Glasgow lock Lewis Bean felt their stunning win at Bath was evidence of head Franco Smith’s plans coming together.
11 Dec, 8:18
Four sides linked to Eddie Jones as one Test side goes public in bid for coach
For a man deemed to be surplus to requirements by the Rugby Football Union - Eddie Jones sure is a man in demand.
Ian Cameron
11 Dec, 6:15
48 hours in France: Leinster, Christian Wade and Racing by the sea
The One To Win is the glitzy sound bite accompanying the 28th edition of the Heineken Champions Cup, but is that an excessively sc…
Liam Heagney
11 Dec, 4:55
Dan Biggar's Toulon struggle against Zebre as Cardiff thrash Brive
Cardiff ran in seven tries to thrash Brive on the opening weekend of the European Challenge Cup and end the winless run of Welsh c…
11 Dec, 3:25
George Skivington on facing 'pretty unbelievable' Leinster
George Skivington believes that Gloucester will be facing the tournament favourites when they continue their Heineken Champions Cu…
10 Dec, 12:53
'It just makes me so proud… what they did for our country, our nation, our culture'
A lot happened in New Zealand rugby this year, but a “game changing tournament” clearly stands out for how its significance tr…
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 21:43
'It's a bit weird': Black Ferns star reacts to NZ's best 'honour'
Black Ferns co-captain Ruahei Demant said it feels “a bit weird” to have been crowned New Zealand’s best rugby player at the…
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 19:32
Rugby 'snobbery' towards Fifa World Cup controversy is getting crucified online
A social media post by a rugby website taking the high ground over a Fifa World Cup controversy has backfired.
Sam Smith
10 Dec, 18:18
Stuart Hogg admits Exeter 'got a bit of a bollocking at half-time'
Stuart Hogg described Exeter’s 27-12 Heineken Champions Cup win in Castres as one of the “special nights”.
10 Dec, 17:48
Lakai ready for Super Rugby after best NPC season by a loose forward since Savea
Lakai is still eligible for another season of Under 20 rugby but is unlikely to compete in the age group again having signed a Sup…
Adam Julian
10 Dec, 17:40
Why Aussie scribe is 'quietly confident' Jones will return to Wallabies
The Rugby Football Union made a bold call earlier this week by axing super coach Eddie Jones nine months out from the World Cup, b…
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 17:05
Exeter earn bonus-point win in France to kick off Champions Cup campaign
Exeter began their Heineken Champions Cup campaign by running in four tries in a 27-12 win at last season’s Top 14 runners-up Ca…
10 Dec, 16:42
Poor crowd turnouts in South Africa for European fixtures under the spotlight
It was the jarring emptiness of the large stadiums in South Africa that stood out to viewers back in Europe.
Sam Smith
10 Dec, 15:34
Eddie Jones breaks silence: 'Nothing is off the table'
Former England head coach Eddie Jones has broken his silence, speaking to respected Australian rugby league writer Danny Weidler i…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 15:15
Defensive masterclass powers Aussie women's sevens into Cape Town semis
Australia's rugby sevens women keep going from strength to strength, moving towards another World Series triumph in Cape Town wi…
10 Dec, 14:01
Bulls make it 3 from 5 for SA's European debutants
The Bulls were left clinging on for victory as they survived a Lyon fightback to begin their maiden Heineken Champions Cup campaig…
10 Dec, 13:49
O'Gara-less La Rochelle batter Northampton Saints
Reigning champions La Rochelle showed they are in no mood to release their grip on the Heineken Champions Cup as they put Northamp…
10 Dec, 13:41
Robshaw on why he thinks RFU ultimately sacked Eddie Jones
Former England captain Chris Robshaw has given an insight into why he believes the Rugby Football Union ultimately sacked Eddie Jo…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 13:26
Italy flyhalf Tommy Allan signs for Perpignan
Harlequins have confirmed that Italy fly-half Tommy Allan will join French side Perpignan at the end of the season.
Kim Ekin
10 Dec, 12:08
Clermont hit back to deny Stormers debut win
Clermont roared back in the second half to open their Heineken Champions Cup campaign with a 24-14 victory over the Stormers in Fr…
10 Dec, 11:57
Gloucester stage stirring second-half fightback to beat Bordeaux-Begles
Gloucester staged a stirring second-half fightback to begin their Heineken Champions Cup campaign by beating Bordeaux-Begles 22-17…
10 Dec, 11:37
New entrant Cheetahs shock Pau in France
The Cheetahs made a huge statement when they started their Challenge Cup campaign with a 21-16 win over Section Paloise in France.…
10 Dec, 10:52
Leinster overcome travel nightmare to make stunning European statement
Leinster endured a torturous 14-hour journey to Le Havre but it didn’t stop the four-time Heineken Champions Cup winners getting…
10 Dec, 9:50
Dragons roar in SA: Welsh strugglers draw with Lions
The Lions and the Dragons played out a thrilling 31-31 draw in a Challenge Cup opener in Johannesburg on Saturday.
10 Dec, 9:43
Sharks bite down on European debut as Harlequins fightback falls short
Harlequins opened their Heineken Champions Cup campaign with a 39-31 defeat by Sharks in a thrilling encounter on their first trip…
10 Dec, 9:30
'I don't think modern rugby players are all that happy'
Australian icon David Campese believes that modern rugby has lost its sense of fun and that there are less and less mavericks plyi…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 5:42
Luke Morahan to exit Bristol mid-season
Former Wallabies winger Luke Morahan is set to leave Bristol early to head to France and the Top 14.
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 4:35
Gary Gold steps down as US Eagles coach with 'immediate effect'
USA Eagles head coach Gary Gold has stepped down from his role following on from the side's failure to qualify for the 2023 Rugby …
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 4:09
Schalk Brits: 'We love proving people wrong. I know that the guys will want to show that they belong'
South African franchises have finally joined the Champions Cup but their influence on the competition is already pronounced
Daniel Gallan
10 Dec, 3:41
Watch: 'Everyone will have their own opinion' - Agustin Creevy red card
London Irish director of rugby Declan Kidney accepted that the dismissal of hooker Agustin Creevy was the turning point as his sid…
10 Dec, 3:40
'It would be great': Etzebeth on Springboks joining the Six Nations
Talk of restructuring the domestic tournaments around the world to better suit an international season - as well as potentially in…
Ned Lester
09 Dec, 23:20
The science experiment behind Wayne Smith's winning schedule
Wayne Smith earned the nickname "The Professor" over his years in the All Blacks environment for his astute understanding of the g…
Ned Lester
09 Dec, 21:04
Early onslaught delivers Challenge Cup victory for Bristol in Perpignan
When 19-year-old Joe Jenkins crossed on his European debut after gathering a Harding kick out wide, Bristol looked set for a comfo…
09 Dec, 17:02
George Bridge and Montpellier off to winning start in Champions Cup
Irish looked firmly in control when they led 24-6 in the 34th minute, but the Argentinian’s red card turned the game.
09 Dec, 16:39
Wallaroo sevens' red hot form continues in South Africa
Australia's seemingly unstoppable rugby sevens champions have made another impressive start on the latest stop of their Women's Wo…
09 Dec, 16:09
Two key forwards ready to make a return to the Crusaders engine room
There's some good news on the injury front for the Crusaders ahead of the 2023 season.
Sam Smith
09 Dec, 10:14
Spain shock New Zealand on opening day of Cape Town Sevens
After two tough opening legs of the 2022-23 Sevens World Series, things haven't gotten any easier for New Zealand in Cape Town.
Sam Smith
09 Dec, 9:47
Borthwick reveals chat with Eddie Jones as he's quizzed on England job
Steve Borthwick has revealed he spoke to sacked Eddie Jones this week but insists his expected elevation to replace his former men…
Chris Jones
09 Dec, 9:42
Graham-less Edinburgh welcome back Puma star for Saracens clash
Argentina full-back Emiliano Boffelli returns to the Edinburgh team for Sunday’s Heineken Champions Cup opener against Saracens …
09 Dec, 9:09
Huw Jones to make second debut for Glasgow Warriors
Huw Jones will finally make his first appearance since returning to Glasgow when Warriors open their European campaign against Bat…
09 Dec, 9:00
Courtney Lawes to make first appearance in over 2 months
Northampton Saints have named Courtney Lawes on the bench as they take on European champions La Rochelle this weekend in a Heineke…
Ian Cameron
09 Dec, 8:51
Eddie Jones may ditch rugby union entirely according to latest rumour
Former England head coach Eddie Jones could ditch rugby union entirely according to latest rumour doing the rounds.
Ian Cameron
09 Dec, 8:01
Saracens big-guns look to assert themselves in the post-Eddie Jones era
Edinburgh stormed the StoneX a year ago in a landmark win but Saracens' England stars are smarting for a campaign which saw Eddie …
Jamie Lyall
09 Dec, 7:37
Overlooked England hooker Jamie Blamire decides his future
Newcastle Falcons have confirmed that England hooker Jamie Blamire has signed a new two-year deal with the club.
Kim Ekin
09 Dec, 7:14
Jake White radically overhauls his Bulls side for European bow
Bulls director of rugby Jake White has revealed a new-look team for their Champions Cup opener against Lyon in Pretoria on Saturda…
09 Dec, 6:38
World Cup shadow looms large as second season of JRLO set for kick-off
The spectre of the Rugby World Cup looms large as Japan Rugby League One kicks off when the Ricoh Black Rams Tokyo face the Mitsub…
Online Editors
09 Dec, 6:38
Swarming together: 'We had six registered players when Giselle left'
This season for Wasps Women, there has been a double whammy of punches to the gut, which meant at one point in time over the summe…
Lucy Lomax
09 Dec, 5:38
What Jake White has been telling his players about the Champions Cup
Vodacom Bulls boss Jake White has been giving his players a crash course in the Heineken Champions Cup as his BKT United Rugby Cha…
09 Dec, 4:15
Dupont slams South African inclusion in European Cup
Antoine Dupont has hit out at South African side being included in this year's Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.
Ian Cameron
09 Dec, 4:00
Former England scrumhalf Joe Simpson retires
Former England scrumhalf Joe Simpson has retired from professional rugby at the age of 34 - announcing the decision on the Sale Sh…
Ian Cameron
09 Dec, 3:36
Steven Kitshoff: 'I never felt like the best player on the pitch. I had to prove myself in other ways'
Rated as one of the best scrummaging looseheads in the world, the flame-haired Springbok has big plans for 2023
Owain Jones
09 Dec, 3:31
'I'm not retiring suckers!': How Kendra Cocksedge reacted to winning the World Cup
Rumours are circulating that a coaching role could be on the cards in the near future. A rumour Cocksedge addressed with a smile.
Ned Lester
09 Dec, 0:44
'Huge honour and privilege': Savea reacts to ABs Player of the Year Award
All Blacks Player of the Year Ardie Savea has spoken about how much of an “honour and privilege” it is to win the award in vid…
Finn Morton
08 Dec, 19:46
'I feel for Noah Lolesio': RWC winner weighs in on Australia's 'selection policy'
While the Wallabies showed plenty of potential during an injury-ravaged campaign, it seems like they’re still not getting the mo…
Finn Morton
08 Dec, 19:11
Scott Robertson razor focussed on Crusaders amidst England speculation
With the recent sackings of Wayne Pivac and Eddie Jones, rumours again started swirling that Scott Robertson could be appointed he…
Ned Lester
08 Dec, 18:45
Wallabies player ratings: Tight five struggled to excel during tough year
After a tough international campaign, not many players in Australia's tight five stood out - but that doesn't mean there are no po…
Finn Morton
08 Dec, 16:08
Joe Marler remarks won't earn him any new fans in South Africa
Joe Marler had a twinkle in his eye. With a medal round his chest for his player of the match display in Harlequins’ 19-13 win i…
Daniel Gallan
08 Dec, 9:48
Family of Levi Davis offers reward in bid to find missing rugby player
The family of missing rugby player Levi Davis have offered a cash reward in a bid to find the 24-year-old.
Ian Cameron
08 Dec, 8:25
Wes Goosen desperate to test himself against Saracens
Edinburgh back Wes Goosen is desperate for the “dream” opportunity to test himself against Saracens.
08 Dec, 7:38
'It is the worst and the lowest I've ever known it to be in my life'
Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio has pinpointed what he sees as the 'worst aspect' of the last 12 months for the national…
Ian Cameron
08 Dec, 6:08
Rassie Erasmus makes public Whats App message from Eddie Jones
South Africa’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has shown his respect for Eddie Jones, who was given the boot by the Rugby Footb…
08 Dec, 5:10
'I was up all night, 2, 4, 5am because of the excitement'
Alex Sanderson has told his Sale Sharks players to enjoy their position as England's form team in the Heineken Champions Cup and a…
Chris Jones
08 Dec, 4:03
Eddie Jones may already have a new job
Dismissed England head coach Eddie Jones may already have found a new job - in the Top 14.
Ian Cameron
08 Dec, 3:25
Ruahei Demant and Ardie Savea recognised as NZ's best at annual awards
Black Ferns co-captain and World Cup winner, Ruahei Demant has collected three major prizes at the 2022 ASB Rugby Awards, includin…
Sam Smith
08 Dec, 3:14
'Any loss in a Springbok jersey is tough… but I think we all know the big games are next year'
After losing thrilling Test matches against both France and Ireland during the Autumn Nations Series, star centre Jesse Kriel beli…
Finn Morton
07 Dec, 23:12
'Spineless': When the All Blacks massacred the Boks in 2011
In a stiff Wellington southerly the Springboks were smite by the All Blacks after a sublime performance by Dan Carter.
Sam Smith
07 Dec, 23:05
Wilson to cling onto hope after being left 'frustrated' in Wallabies wilderness
Out-of-favour Queensland backrower Harry Wilson will cling onto hope of winning a World Cup recall, despite another frustrating se…
07 Dec, 22:42
'I was too light': Former Wallaby whiz kid opens up on early international career
Former Wallaby and Australian rugby prodigy Jack Maddocks has opened up about his short international career.
Sam Smith
07 Dec, 19:31
'He gave me my greatest moment in an England shirt… I do owe a lot to him'
Veteran halfback Danny Care has revealed what message he sent to outgoing England coach Eddie Jones after it was confirmed the rug…
Finn Morton
07 Dec, 16:37
The big play by Codie Taylor that made Willie le Roux and Ellis Park furious
A big play by hooker Codie Taylor shook the South African crowd as he came up with a massive kick chase to pin the Springboks deep…
Sam Smith
07 Dec, 15:54
Wallabies player ratings: No. 8 locks down jersey as loosie combination takes shape
The Wallabies didn't win as many Test matches as they deserved this year, but that doesn't players didn't stand out. Here's how th…
Finn Morton
07 Dec, 13:30
Former England star explains why RFU made 'right' Jones decision
Rugby guru Eddie Jones will go down in history as one of the greatest England coaches of all time, even though recent results have…
Finn Morton
07 Dec, 13:21
'The problem this autumn was quite a few things got magnified'
Rob Baxter believes it would be “fantastic” if Steve Borthwick’s work in the Gallagher Premiership underpins his expected ap…
07 Dec, 12:11
Cian Healy free to play in Champions Cup after red card overturned
Leinster have received a boost heading into the opening rounds of the Champions Cup after Cian Healy's red card at the weekend was…
Josh Raisey
07 Dec, 10:45
The three fixable factors behind Eddie Jones' England stagnation
Eddie Jones' England weren't far away from making the grade.
Nick Bishop
07 Dec, 10:29
The nine pre-RWC matches the new England coach has to turn team around
England’s new coach will have five competitive Tests until the World Cup to reverse the team’s fortunes with the Six Nations g…
07 Dec, 10:26
Darcy Graham faces Six Nations fitness race after knee injury
Scotland and Edinburgh winger Darcy Graham is set to be out of action until February, meaning he faces a race to be fit in time fo…
Josh Raisey
07 Dec, 9:21
'It's almost like Test-match rugby': Schoeman on facing Saracens
Edinburgh prop Pierre Schoeman believes facing in-form Saracens can get his side back to their best.
07 Dec, 7:57
The problems Steve Borthwick must fix in post-Jones era
England responded to their worst year of results since 2008 by sacking Eddie Jones as head coach, with Steve Borthwick expected to…
07 Dec, 6:45
James Haskell slams 'utter madness' of Eddie Jones axing
Former England flanker James Haskell has described the Rugby Football Union's decision to sack head coach Eddie Jones nine months …
Josh Raisey
07 Dec, 6:38
Rob Baxter on England job and Eddie Jones exit
Rob Baxter has expressed his surprise at the timing of Eddie Jones’ departure as England head coach.
07 Dec, 5:39
These Sharks have Teeth: Premier 15s Round 3
Sale Sharks have built their best squad yet. It’s a rich tapestry of youth and experience – with players from down the road an…
Claire Thomas
07 Dec, 4:33
Will Gatland's homecoming with the Chiefs be remembered fondly, if at all?
Warren Gatland won't go down as the worst Super Rugby coach in New Zealand history but statistically speaking, he's not far off.
Tom Vinicombe
07 Dec, 4:17
Steve Borthwick gets backing for England job from Premiership rival
Sale boss Alex Sanderson is backing Steve Borthwick to replace Eddie Jones as England head coach and is convinced he has “earne…
Chris Jones
07 Dec, 3:12
'I am absolutely gutted': Fans slam 'awful' and 'pathetic' Jones axing
Another traditional Test heavyweight has made a drastic change to their coaching setup in the hopes of turning their poor form aro…
Finn Morton
06 Dec, 20:30
The end of the Eddie Jones era
Jones deserves a healthy amount of credit for leading them through this prosperous period, but it was not all down to Eddie's meth…
Ben Smith
06 Dec, 19:04
'A reckless move': Why Aus & NZ would be 'crazy' to axe their coaches
New Zealand rugby great Murray Mexted believes the Wallabies and All Blacks would be “crazy” to fire their respective coaches …
Finn Morton
06 Dec, 17:57
Wallabies player ratings: Clear first-choice halfback emerges during average year for halves
This week, RugbyPass is rating the Wallabies players' performances from the year that was. Today, we take a look at the halves.
Finn Morton
06 Dec, 16:23
Hurricanes' youngest ever back ready for the next step in 2023
Riley Higgins appears set for a long future in professional rugby after signing a full contract with the Hurricanes in Super Rugby…
Adam Julian
06 Dec, 14:07
Borthwick is the RFU's man but he wouldn't be my choice - Andy Goode
The RFU finally decided enough is enough, albeit potentially 18 months too late, but now they should be bold in appointing Eddie J…
Andy Goode
06 Dec, 11:14
Scottish Rugby to begin recruitment drive in new year
Scotland have begun a recruitment drive to find a new Chair of the Scottish Rugby Limited Board to replace John Jeffrey, who will …
Josh Raisey
06 Dec, 11:06
Steve Borthwick set to replace Eddie Jones as England boss
It has always been a question of when, not if, Steve Borthwick would take charge of England.
06 Dec, 9:46
Wasps and Worcester relegated by RFU after failed bids
The Rugby Football Union have confirmed today that both Wasps and Worcester Warriors have had their 'No Fault Insolvency’ applic…
Josh Raisey
06 Dec, 9:29
Clive Woodward: 'He is a shadow of the Jones I competed with'
Sir Clive Woodward believes Eddie Jones will be remembered for “misguided rhetoric and unfulfilled promises” during his time a…
06 Dec, 8:07
The highs and lows of Eddie Jones' England tenure
Eddie Jones has been sacked as England head coach in response to a dismal autumn with the 2023 World Cup fast approaching.
06 Dec, 7:23
'Big mistake before a World Cup': England fans on Eddie Jones sacking
The RFU's decision to sack Eddie Jones following their recent Autumn Nations Series has been met by a range of responses from Engl…
Josh Raisey
06 Dec, 6:33
Where it all went wrong for Eddie Jones and England
Eddie Jones has been sacked after seven turbulent years as England head coach that have produced highs and lows in equal measure.
06 Dec, 5:46
Warren Gatland eyes 'competitive' Six Nations ahead of World Cup
Wales boss Warren Gatland says he is relishing the prospect of a “fantastic” Guinness Six Nations opener against world number …
06 Dec, 4:53
Confirmed - Eddie Jones has been sacked by the RFU
The Rugby Football Union have confirmed that they have sacked Eddie Jones as England head coach after presiding over the national …
Josh Raisey
06 Dec, 4:30
Will Rowlands to leave Dragons at the end of the season
Wales lock Will Rowlands is set to leave the Dragons at the end of the season and has agreed terms with a club outside of Wales fr…
Josh Raisey
06 Dec, 3:59
England's defence is the first ailment in need of treatment
England's defence isn't porous, but is no longer dominant and struggled to consistently control the gain line this Autumn under Se…
Ben Smith
05 Dec, 21:01
'He deserves an opportunity': Who Gatland believes should coach the ABs next
Incoming Wales coach Warren Gatland has thrown his support behind Crusaders coach Scott Robertson for the All Blacks’ top job, s…
Finn Morton
05 Dec, 19:59
Wallabies player ratings: Ikitau impresses during mixed year for Australian centres
Injuries plagued the Wallabies throughout a tough 2022 season, and this was felt in their midfield. But while players were ruled o…
Finn Morton
05 Dec, 18:10
England centre confirms his departure to France to join Top 14 club
Harlequins centre and England international Joe Marchant has been confirmed as a signing for Stade Francais.
Kim Ekin
05 Dec, 17:43
Scott Robertson clearly has enemies in high places
Some people’s faces simply don’t fit, so we have to assume that this iteration of the All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) d…
Hamish Bidwell
05 Dec, 17:03
'Like Ronaldo going back to Man Utd': Fans react to 'embarrassing' Gatland appointment
The Welsh Rugby Union have made a bold call about nine months out from the World Cup, as they confirmed Warren Gatland would repla…
Finn Morton
05 Dec, 15:06
Warren Gatland 'under no illusions what the expectations are' after Wales return
Warren Gatland says he is “under no illusions what the expectations are” after signing on for a second coaching stint with Wal…
05 Dec, 14:37
South Africa wing Sbu Nkosi found 'safe and sound'
Missing South Africa international Sbu Nkosi has been found “safe and sound”, his club side the Bulls have confirmed.
05 Dec, 13:24
Welsh URC regions issue statement amid fears of player exodus
The Welsh regions have responded to reports that there could be an exodus of players from the regional sides if a continued freeze…
Ian Cameron
05 Dec, 12:08
Wayne Pivac's highs and lows as Wales head coach
The head coach’s reign has come to an end after 34 Tests at the helm.
05 Dec, 11:36
Chiefs confirm Luke Cowan-Dickie exit
The Chiefs forward will head to France next year.
05 Dec, 10:14
Eddie Jones awaits his fate
The England head coach role could soon be vacant as the pressure mounts a year out from the World Cup in France
Jamie Lyall
05 Dec, 8:09
The brutal numbers behind Wayne Pivac's tenure as Wales boss
Wayne Pivac’s reign as Wales head coach has come to an end after three years in charge. The Welsh Rugby Union confirmed Pivac’…
05 Dec, 7:33
Eddie Jones to be sacked by the RFU - report
England head coach Eddie Jones has reportedly been sacked by the RFU following an Autumn Nations Series review.
Ian Cameron
05 Dec, 7:05
The full WRU statement on Gatland as Pivac left 'extremely sad'
The Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed that Warren Gatland will take over as Wales head coach for the Guinness Six Nations as the ax…
Ian Cameron
05 Dec, 6:14
Warren Gatland to be confirmed as new Wales head coach
Warren Gatland will be revealed as the new Wales head coach later today, replacing Wayne Pivac who has been sacked by the WRU -
Ian Cameron
05 Dec, 5:36
Wayne Pivac's Wales fate could be decided by Tuesday
The head coach’s job is on the line following a poor autumn campaign.
05 Dec, 4:31
Missing Bok winger Sbu Nkosi has been spotted
The location of missing Springbok winger Sbu Nkosi appears to be known within the ranks of the Bulls camp.
Ian Cameron
05 Dec, 4:19
'Flip-flops and ripped t-shirts - Bath were the boy band of rugby'
A BT Sport podcast has recalled how the Bath amateur-era supremacy struggled in the professional era before their 1998 European Cu…
Liam Heagney
05 Dec, 4:00
Welsh rugby to hold crisis meeting amid threat of player exodus
The Welsh Rugby Players Association is calling for an end to delays in the introduction of new finance model.
Chris Jones
05 Dec, 3:13
Report: Erasmus and Nienaber safe from job scrutiny by SA board
The tenures of Springboks Jacques Nienaber and SA Rugby's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus will not be discussed when the SARU boa…
Kim Ekin
05 Dec, 0:50
'I can't believe he hasn't played 50 Tests'
White was extremely pleased with the way Goosen opened up gaps for players around him in the Blue Bulls win over Cardiff.
Ben Smith
04 Dec, 21:35
Wallabies player ratings: Two outside back stars shine as World Cup bolter emerges
This week, RugbyPass will be reviewing and rating the Wallabies players’ performances throughout the 2022 campaign. First up, we…
Finn Morton
04 Dec, 20:13
'My players are not safe': Ex-All Black at the centre of high shot controversy
Former All Black Vaea Fifita was at the centre of controversy in the Scarlets 32-15 loss to the Lions in South Africa.
Sam Smith
04 Dec, 15:57
B&I Lions chairman sees 'an opportunity' in women's team after 'inspiring' RWC
The British and Irish Lions are one of the most historic, traditional and exclusive rugby teams in the world, but an exciting new …
Finn Morton
04 Dec, 15:37
Huge payout stands between RFU and Eddie Jones' replacement
A massive cash payout is one of the main obstacles standing between the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and their preferred replacement…
Ian Cameron
04 Dec, 15:20
Next All Blacks coach a 'sensitive' issue for NZR with real risk of Robertson leaving
New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson has explained the appointment of the next All Blacks head coach is a 'sensitive issue'
Ben Smith
04 Dec, 14:24
Tributes paid to 34-year-old rugby player who died at training
Tributes have been paid to a 34-year-old rugby player who died during a training session in Cumbria on Thursday.
Ian Cameron
04 Dec, 12:18
Scarlets defeated as Lions claim back-to-back United Rugby Championship wins
Scarlets suffered a 32-15 United Rugby Championship away defeat to Lions, who made it back-to-back wins at Emirates Airline Park.
04 Dec, 9:06
The World Schools Festival is just a week away: What you need to know
With the World Schools Festival just over a week away, we take a look at the teams taking part, their stories so far, and who to l…
Will Stace
04 Dec, 5:40
The Gloucester positional gamble that paid off in spades
Gloucester head coach George Skivington said his players “wanted to make a point” as they returned to winning ways with a 34-1…
04 Dec, 5:27
Snubbed All Blacks No.8 expected to land in France
Out of favour All Blacks No.8 Pita Gus Sowakula is being reported to be on his way to France in the next few weeks - according to …
Ian Cameron
04 Dec, 5:00
Borthwick quizzed on England role as red card costs Leicester
Leicester boss Steve Borthwick admitted that Francois van Wyk’s second-half red card was “a big factor” in draw with Bristol…
04 Dec, 4:26
'I sit on the couch as a fan, I'm very patriotic about Australia'
Aged just 33, Rob Simmons is still thought of as a potential Australia call-up - a recent shortage of available locks even ignited…
Liam Heagney
04 Dec, 3:00
'I don't want to be safe and in this squad, I can't play safe'
Former Springboks winger Courtnall Skosan is the rugby equivalent of Ronseal, having very much done as it said on the tin a year a…
Liam Heagney
04 Dec, 2:30
Watch: Springbok duo Canan Moodie and Kurt-Lee Arendse dispatch Cardiff
The Springboks pair of talented outside backs returned to the Blues Bulls against Cardiff and helped the side pile on the points i…
Kim Ekin
03 Dec, 22:38
Springbok hospitalised after collapsing following plane trip home
Springboks No 8 Evan Roos had to be hospitalised on his return to South Africa after collapsing on arrival back home in Johannesbu…
Kim Ekin
03 Dec, 18:36
Bristol and Leicester drawn at Ashton Gate after incident packed game
Bristol halted a run of six successive Gallagher Premiership defeats by fighting back to draw 26-26 with Leicester at Ashton Gate.
03 Dec, 16:34
Mannie Libbok lays claim to South Africa's best No 10 with absolutely world class try
Recently capped Springbok Mannie Libbok returned to action with the Stormers after the November internationals and made the Dragon…
Kim Ekin
03 Dec, 16:32
Ringrose leads 14-man Leinster from 19 points down to victory over Ulster
Leinster produced a stunning response to Cian Healy’s first-half sending-off as captain Garry Ringrose’s classy second-half br…
03 Dec, 16:06
Watch: Matthieu Jalibert puts Ntamack on notice with untouchable performance
Flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert has delivered a masterclass for Bordeaux Begles in their comprehensive 33-13 win over Brive.
Sam Smith
03 Dec, 15:49
Bulls bring Cardiff down to earth with a bump
Cardiff came up well short in their bid to complete a South African double as they suffered a 45-9 defeat to the Bulls in Pretoria…
03 Dec, 14:26
Los Pumas star leads Gloucester to victory over Northampton
A scintillating performance by Argentina international Santiago Carreras inspired Gloucester to a 34-19 victory over Northampton a…
03 Dec, 14:03
'I will probably be hanged in Wales for saying this' - Warburton's Gatland call
Former British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has tipped Warren Gatland as the perfect choice to take over the England head c…
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 13:42
Aussie women beat NZ in Dubai Sevens final
Australia's all-conquering rugby sevens women have crowned themselves "queens of the desert" after winning the Dubai Sevens for th…
03 Dec, 12:04
Ugly red card mars Connacht victory over Benetton
Replacement Caolin Blade claimed a 66th-minute bonus point as Connacht overcame Benetton 38-19 at the Sportsground.
03 Dec, 11:43
Paddy Jackson the inspiration as London Irish snap losing streak
.Paddy Jackson’s game-changing try helped London Irish to their second Gallagher Premiership win of the season as they beat Newc…
03 Dec, 11:14
Bulls statement: 'Grave' concern for Sbu Nkosi
The Bulls have released a statement relaying their 'grave concern' for missing Springbok winger Sbu Nkosi.
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 11:02
'Panicky' Edinburgh deserved to be beaten by Munster
Mike Blair admitted “panicky” Edinburgh deserved all they got after failing to turn the screw on Munster on Friday.
03 Dec, 10:34
Watch: The awkward 'this is just a fraud' Joe Marler TV interview
Joe Marler was mischievously awkward in his post-match live TV interview on Friday night after he was awarded player of the match …
Liam Heagney
03 Dec, 10:17
Glasgow claim first away win in nearly a year against Zebre
Glasgow survived an early period of Zebre Parma pressure to emerge with a 45-17 bonus-point victory from their match in Italy.
03 Dec, 9:33
Nick Easter has taken on a job in the third tier of English rugby
Ex-England No8 Nick Easter has dropped down two divisions to start working again in rugby after losing his job two months ago when…
Liam Heagney
03 Dec, 9:10
Stormers blow past Dragons in Cape Town
The Stormers extended their unbeaten home record to 15 games after a ruthless first-half performance helped them defeat the Drago…
03 Dec, 8:33
Eddie Jones' England fate may already be sealed
Many news sources in the UK are reporting that England head coach Eddie Jones appears to be set to be axed when he faces a formal …
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 5:55
How O'Gara quit the England race with 'amicable' RFU conversation
Ronan O’Gara has explained his reasons for pulling out of the race in midweek to succeed Eddie Jones as the England boss.
03 Dec, 4:56
Springbok winger reported missing in South Africa
Springbok winger Sbu Nkosi has been reported missing from the Bulls camp - according to South African news outlets.
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 4:49
England camp attendee Elliott Stooke the latest Wasp to find new club
Former Wasps and England camp attendee Elliott Stooke has been signed by Bristol Bears on a short-term contract.
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 4:15
Harlequins boss Matson clarifies extent of Marcus Smith injury
Harlequins will head to South Africa on Sunday without the services of England star Marcus Smith for their Heineken Champions Cup …
03 Dec, 3:14
Parliament, a concert and a food festival scheduled for Black Ferns' victory tour
The hype around the Kiwi team snowballed throughout the six-week World Cup, fans sold out nearly every match the local side played…
Ned Lester
02 Dec, 23:32
Ian Foster grades the All Blacks' season
Foster admitted the England Test exposed an inability to "nail teams when we’ve got the foot on the throat" and that mental toug…
Ned Lester
02 Dec, 20:28
Mixed fortunes for Australia in Dubai sees men shocked in pool stages
Australia's men and women enjoyed considerably different experiences on the opening day of the Dubai Sevens.
02 Dec, 19:32
Bath battle Harlequins into added time but fall short at the death
Harlequins reeled off a fourth successive Gallagher Premiership victory after halting Bath’s recent resurgence by winning 19-13 …
02 Dec, 16:31
Munster battle back to claim bonus point victory at Edinburgh
Munster produced a storming fightback to claim a bonus-point 38-17 victory away to Edinburgh in the United Rugby Championship.
02 Dec, 15:46
'Those conversations never really sit still': What future holds for Super Rugby
While the CEOs of both RA and NZR have affirmed that there will be no changes to Super Rugby Pacific just yet, there are discussio…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Dec, 15:37
Sharks overcome slow start to beat Ospreys as international stars return
The Ospreys left Durban empty-handed despite overcoming illness and international unavailability to push the Sharks hard in a 25-1…
02 Dec, 14:43
England fly-half Marcus Smith ruled out for rest of year with ankle injury
Fly-half set for spell on the sidelines after suffering ankle problem.
02 Dec, 14:38
Gloucester sign duel-qualified SA teenager in 'ground-breaking move'
Gloucester have confirmed the signing of a dual-qualified South African teenager - Gareth Blackmore - to their academy.
Ian Cameron
02 Dec, 12:13
Giant lock Will Rowlands to exit Welsh rugby - report
Giant lock Will Rowlands appears to be turning his back on his Test career in order to pursue a career in France with Racing 92.
Ian Cameron
02 Dec, 11:54
Draw for the World Schools Festival sees schoolboy powerhouses meet
The draw for the Quarter Final line-up of the World Schools Festival has been announced for Tuesday 13th December for the cup comp…
Tom Parker
02 Dec, 10:13
'Too small' Kurt-Lee Arendse happy to prove people wrong
Kurt-Lee Arendse enjoys nothing more than proving all those people who told him he was too small to play rugby wrong.
02 Dec, 9:31
Glasgow boosted by return of 5 Scotland internationals for Zebre
Franco Smith is delighted to be able to add five returning internationals to Glasgow’s starting XV for Saturday’s United Rugby…
02 Dec, 8:56
Jake White: 'My gut feeling is he is in trouble'
I remember it as if it were yesterday. I looked around Twickenham, and could hear a cacophony of boos, that went straight through …
Jake White
02 Dec, 7:11
Back from the abyss, Bath's revival is gathering steam
Johan van Graan has quietly set about improving every facet of the West Country club and results are starting to come
Tom Bradshaw
02 Dec, 6:35
England prospect wants foot race with Prem's fastest players
Ollie Hassell-Collins, the London Irish wing, wants to race off against the Premiership’s fastest wings to determine who is Engl…
Chris Jones
02 Dec, 6:23
Eddie Jones to learn England fate next week
Jones is fighting for his future as head coach after presiding over England’s worst year since 2008.
02 Dec, 4:55
How Kolisi and Etzebeth stepped up after Sharks coaching bombshell
Senior Springboks Siyamthanda Kolisi and Eben Etzebeth played a significant role in helping the Sharks through their tumultuous co…
02 Dec, 4:46
Stransky on URC: 'I just think it works better for us'
Springboks World Cup winner Joel Stransky is predicting a South African clean sweep in this weekend’s second round of BKT United…
02 Dec, 4:07
Greg Garner: 'I wouldn't recommend any referee to go there'
Rassie Erasmus and Ronan O’Gara’s mutual target – almost needless to write – is the referee. Not one specific whistle-blow…
Paul Smith
02 Dec, 3:39
Australia the big winners in curious new Super Rugby deal
An eight-team competition was once deemed the best way forward for Super Rugby but New Zealand Rugby have relented.
Tom Vinicombe
01 Dec, 22:58
Ex-All Black praises forwards but calls out no 'rhythm and unity' in backline
Mexted was more concerned with the first 70 minutes of the Twickenham Test and how it compared to the Ireland series.
Ned Lester
01 Dec, 22:23