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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
Super Rugby Pacific's future confirmed as new deal announced
New Zealand rugby and Rugby Australia have announced a new deal that will see Super Rugby Pacific continue through to 2030.
Ned Lester
01 Dec, 19:11
Eddie Jones responds to Clive Woodward
The Rugby Football Union is now conducting a review, which will inevitably decide if Jones is to continue until next year's World…
01 Dec, 18:20
Slew of World Cup stars unavailable as New Zealand prepares for Dubai Sevens
The All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens teams for the Dubai Sevens have been named.
Online Editors
01 Dec, 12:33
Cowan-Dickie the latest Chief set to exit English rugby - reports
Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie appears to be the latest England international who set to leave English rugby for France.
Ian Cameron
01 Dec, 10:39
Exeter Chiefs statement: Asset sold to Tony Rowe
Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that they have sold a 'percentage of shares' in a hotel to the club chairman and CEO Tony Rowe.
Ian Cameron
01 Dec, 9:54
Edinburgh to pay tribute to Doddie Weir at Munster clash
Mike Blair is hoping Edinburgh can produce a fitting tribute to Doddie Weir when they host Munster on Friday.
01 Dec, 9:43
Rassie has once again masterfully manipulated the storyline
It lasted only 20 minutes and 34 seconds, but the brief monologue from Rassie Erasmus on Wednesday evening contained multiple plot…
Daniel Gallan
01 Dec, 9:20
Damian Penaud voted Autumn Nations Series player of the season
France winger Damian Penaud has been named the 2022 Autumn Nations Series Player of the Series. The Clermont star beat off New Zea…
Kim Ekin
01 Dec, 8:49
John Cooney's potential Scotland switch fires up a Twitter debate
Ex-Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter has questioned the idea that John Cooney, the out-of-favour Ireland No9, is considering a cha…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 7:04
Saracens sign Francois Hougaard on short-term deal
Saracens have bolstered their scrumhalf stocks with another Springbok. On Thursday, the English club announced that they have sign…
01 Dec, 6:17
Danny Care's lie detector test: Saracens, Matson and Man Utd
Out-of-favour England scrum-half Danny Care has revealed to BT Sport that he wishes every day he was a professional footballer, wh…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 6:11
Henry Arundell's Six Nations hopes in serious doubt
Henry Arundell, one of the most exciting talents in English rugby, has undergone surgery on a foot injury which puts his availabil…
Chris Jones
01 Dec, 5:58
Eddie Jones' media advisor apologises for dig at 'slippery' RFU CEO
RFU CEO Bill Sweeney has reportedly received an apology from Eddie Jones’ media advisor after a serious allegation attacking the…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 5:10
'Brutal' Chris Ashton reason for ending England career under Jones
A former England international has revealed that Chris Ashton didn’t want to play for the national team under Eddie Jones after …
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 3:09
Nigel Owens explains why referee was wrong to award Etzebeth try
Retired referee Nigel Owens has explained why Angus Gardner was wrong to award the Eben Etzebeth try to the Springboks last Saturd…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 2:52
How Dan Sheehan became one of the world's best hookers
Overlooked at age-grade level, Dan Sheehan has had intense competition for the Leinster and Ireland shirt but is seen as a rising …
Garry Doyle
01 Dec, 2:38
Super Rugby title-winning pair rejoin Highlanders as staff
Former Highlanders’ co-captains Nasi Manu and Ben Smith have joined the 2023 Highlanders’ management team.
Kim Ekin
01 Dec, 0:29
'We are making it a bit boring': Former Bok coach's gripe with current approach
Former Springboks head coach Peter de Villiers has offered his thoughts on who should play No 10 for South Africa heading into the…
Sam Smith
30 Nov, 23:33
'It's tracking okay': Wallabies 'not far off' after thrilling tour
While the Wallabies didn’t win as many Test matches as they would’ve liked or deserved to throughout their thrilling spring to…
Finn Morton
30 Nov, 20:28
Why a Wallabies great thinks the All Blacks are RWC 'favourites'
Australian rugby great Tim Horan believes the All Blacks are “still the favourites to win” next year’s World Cup in France, …
Finn Morton
30 Nov, 18:16
'That is not the game': Ex-Bok coach de Villiers calls out Erasmus' one-sided approach
Former Springboks head coach Peter de Villiers has shared his views on the Rassie Erasmus saga which he believes has taken the gam…
Sam Smith
30 Nov, 16:59
'I don't think there's any reason to change any coach this close to a World Cup'
While a few coaches appear to be under genuine pressure following the Autumn Nations Series, former Wallaby Morgan Turinui has sha…
Finn Morton
30 Nov, 16:34
George Ford reveals blueprint to get the best from Manu Tuilagi
George Ford believes deception is the key to unlocking the full potential of Manu Tuilagi when the former England and Leicester te…
30 Nov, 14:47
Rassie Erasmus films 20-minute video explaining social media use
Controversial Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has filmed a 20-minute video explaining his use of social media. The South African di…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 14:03
Watch: Welsh pundits claim 'faceless' WRU isn't fit for purpose
A hard-hitting TV conversation featuring an ex-Wales international and a former Celtic League title-winning coach has claimed that…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 11:05
EPCR chief McKay delivers his latest Club Rugby World Cup update
European rugby chiefs have admitted that attempts to set up a Club Rugby World Cup remain ongoing with no deadline set for the con…
30 Nov, 10:42
Springboks sub Thomas du Toit banned for his 'reckless' red card
Springboks sub Thomas du Toit has been banned following his red-carded collision with England’s Luke Cowan-Dickie last Saturday.…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 9:24
Antoine Dupont has beaten appeal odds and got his ban reduced
France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has beaten the disciplinary hearing odds after appealing the four-match ban he received for his A…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 8:58
'Proud' Wales captain Siwan Lillicrap retires from Test rugby
Wales captain Siwan Lillicrap has announced her retirement from international rugby. Lillicrap has been Wales’ skipper for the l…
30 Nov, 7:02
Ronan O'Gara will not be replacing Eddie Jones as England coach
Ronan O’Gara has been ruled out of the race to succeed Eddie Jones as England coach as he is poised to sign a lengthy contract e…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 6:44
Bristol confirm true extent of the Kyle Sinckler England injury
England prop Kyle Sinckler is not expected to play again before Christmas after suffering an injury during the Autumn Nations Seri…
30 Nov, 6:00
World Rugby reveal major shake-up of Sevens format
World Rugby have revealed a major shake-up of the Rugby Sevens World Series format which is set to be introduced at the end of 202…
Ian Cameron
30 Nov, 6:00
The Leicester reaction to getting back 'desperate' England players
Leicester boss Steve Borthwick has insisted that Freddie Steward, Ben Youngs and Jack van Poortvliet have not been damaged by Engl…
Chris Jones
30 Nov, 5:24
'Horrible, vicious person' query has shown Erasmus in a good light
Former Springboks skipper Bobby Skinstad has backed the trenchant way Rassie Erasmus defended South Africa during their recent Aut…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 4:45
A World Cup final referee has slammed 'dangerous' social media use
Test rugby referee Joy Neville has attacked people who use social media as a weapon to have a go at match officials.
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 4:17
The stat that shows World Rugby tackle school is actually working
A World Rugby review has highlighted that its tackle school initiative for suspended players is working. There had been criticism …
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 4:01
Lawrence Dallaglio demands an apology from England
Ex-England skipper Lawerence Dallaglio has lashed last Saturday’s loss to the Springboks, demanding that the players should apol…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 3:32
Now is the Autumn of our discontent...
There has been a change in temperature at Twickenham and Eddie Jones is feeling the heat after a series of poor results
Graham Simmons
30 Nov, 2:14
'If I had my time again, I would have picked him': Hansen's 2019 World Cup selection regret
Sir Steve Hansen has revealed his World Cup selection regret from the All Blacks failed bid in Japan for three consecutive World C…
Sam Smith
29 Nov, 20:58
'It's funny': Springboks captain dismisses All Blacks criticism
While the All Blacks are always under some degree of pressure and scrutiny, Springboks captain Siya Kolisi believes “it’s funn…
Finn Morton
29 Nov, 20:17
'Why not ask more of a kid who has a ceiling that I think is almost infinite'
Rising star Mark Nawaqanitawase has only played three Test matches in Wallaby gold, but the talented winger is already being toute…
Finn Morton
29 Nov, 19:12
How speeding rugby up could expose players' ability to 'think for themselves'
World Rugby's proposed law changes could expose captains' decision making abilities and reduce coach's influence during matches.
Ned Lester
29 Nov, 18:28
'It's the hope that kills you': The 'great lesson' the Wallabies needed to learn
Former Australian centre Morgan Turinui has praised the Wallabies for doing the “jersey proud” against Wales, as they overcame…
Finn Morton
29 Nov, 17:03
Scotland centre hoping to come full circle after making 2015 World Cup squad
Mark Bennett is braced for a fight to secure himself a spot in the Scotland squad for the World Cup next autumn.
29 Nov, 13:28
Handre Pollard: It's too late to sack England boss Eddie Jones
Jones’ position is in doubt following a disastrous autumn that produced only one win in four Tests, completing England’s worst…
29 Nov, 13:13
The All Blacks best XV is still up in the air as World Cup year looms
It would be a stretch to confidently say we have an outstanding or clearly defined All Blacks first XV in our midst.
Hamish Bidwell
29 Nov, 13:05
World Rugby issue findings from Nic White incident probe
The former Exeter player was visibly unsteady on his feet during the second half of the match in Dublin.
29 Nov, 12:44
Team of the Autumn Series
After five action-packed weekends of scintillatingTest rugby, RugbyPass+ selects its team of the Autumn Nations Series.
Jamie Lyall
29 Nov, 9:03
'Let's hear it for the boys': Men's involvement in Premier 15s shows growth of the league
When the theme for this column came to me with the sort of satisfying thump, I was surprised. As someone who aims to point all ava…
Claire Thomas
29 Nov, 8:38
'This relationship has maybe run its course at this point'
Jones is the subject of a review led by RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney that will decide if he still has a future at Twickenham.
29 Nov, 8:35
Scotty Stevenson: 'Access to players has been weaponized'
Stevenson delivered an impassioned protest to the commercialisation of rugby in New Zealand and all of its seeping implications.
Ned Lester
28 Nov, 21:32
Springbok Du Toit awaits fate as disciplinary hearing set
The date has been set for South African prop Thomas du Toit's disciplinary hearing following his red card against England for a hi…
Sam Smith
28 Nov, 21:04
Cell C Sharks head coach steps down after Cardiff loss
The Sharks today announced that by mutual consent, the Cell C Sharks Head Coach, Sean Everitt has stepped down from his role.
Sam Smith
28 Nov, 20:54
How the All Blacks changed their attacking game after losing to Argentina
The All Blacks took their attacking kicking game to greater heights in 2022 once Joe Schmidt joined the coaching group.
Ben Smith
28 Nov, 19:24
How the Wallabies can 'upset a few people' at next year's RWC
Australian rugby great Phil Waugh believes the Wallabies can “upset a few people” at next year’s World Cup in France, despit…
Finn Morton
28 Nov, 16:56
'We can genuinely win the Rugby World Cup': Wallabies fans reflect on 2022
Not everything went the Wallabies’ way in 2022, but it hasn’t stopped Australian rugby fans from daring to dream almost nine m…
Finn Morton
28 Nov, 15:18
Welsh Rugby Union appoints Ieuan Evans as new chair
Ieuan Evans has been appointed chair of the Welsh Rugby Union. The former Wales and British and Irish Lions wing – who also chai…
28 Nov, 13:06
McKenzie reveals 'ultimate goal' as he looks to make Test rugby return
World Cup hopeful Damian McKenzie has revealed his “ultimate goal” for next year, as the playmaker looks to make his return to…
Finn Morton
28 Nov, 12:58
Scottish rugby player receives three year ban
A Scottish Rugby Union player has been banned from all sport for a period of three years following a first Anti-Doping Rule Violat…
Ian Cameron
28 Nov, 11:31
Mike Blair assessing Edinburgh's Scotland internationals
Edinburgh head coach Mike Blair is assessing his Scotland internationals before deciding which of them to restore to the team for …
28 Nov, 11:11
Six Nations CEO Ben Morel to step down
Six Nations Rugby have this afternoon confirmed that their Chief Executive Officer, Ben Morel, has decided to step down at the end…
Ian Cameron
28 Nov, 8:24
England feel the hurt and Eddie Jones feels the heat
The RFU is none too pleased with England's performances this Autumn, while in Wales, the crisis button is close to being pushed
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
28 Nov, 7:14
Ditch the stereotype: This Springboks team can play
On Saturday, shortly after his team had trampled over England, Jacques Nienaber attended a press conference with a satisfied look …
Daniel Gallan
28 Nov, 6:04
Welsh rugby enveloped in its latest existential crisis
As Wayne Pivac teeters on the edge of finding new gainful employment after a series of disappointing results, the wider-lens story…
Ross Harries
28 Nov, 5:41
'We thought Quins were arrogant, thought they were above themselves'
It was just four weeks ago when rugby fans feasted on the latest dramatic installment in the London Irish versus Harlequins rivalr…
Liam Heagney
28 Nov, 5:00
The ruck incident which kicked off Etzebeth and Itoje skirmish
Slow motion pictures from South Africa's mauling of England during their Autumn Nations Series clash on the weekend appear to capt…
Ian Cameron
28 Nov, 4:32
Willemse's brilliance can't save the Boks from the boring tag
The Springboks simply do not want the ball and that's okay. They are a defensive-minded team and play a pressure game based on ham…
Ben Smith
28 Nov, 0:18
Fans react after 'stand out player' misses out on Player of the Series nomination
The three nominees for the Autumn Nations Series’ Player of the Series have been announced, but the omission of the “stand out…
Finn Morton
27 Nov, 21:20
'Some will be left out': Former All Black predicts major omissions from RWC squad
Former Test flyhalf Stephen Donald has revealed who he believes will make the All Blacks’ World Cup squad, with some world class…
Finn Morton
27 Nov, 17:55
Former Black Fern takes up new Women's High Performance role with NZR
Former Black Fern Hannah Porter will take the newly confirmed role of Head of Women’s High Performance at NZR.
Sam Smith
27 Nov, 16:48
'Too tough to ignore': ABs hero expects two bolters in RWC squad
All Blacks great Steven Donald believes two bolters will be named in next year’s Rugby World Cup squad, including an in-form out…
Finn Morton
27 Nov, 15:57
'Abby Dow was picked at fullback but didn't play a single game in that position'
The women’s dream team of the year also featured some puzzling selections. England’s Abby Dow was picked at fullback but didn…
Adam Julian
27 Nov, 14:41
'Soul-destroying': Former England player takes to social media to blast current team
England slumped to a 27-13 loss to South Africa at Twickenham to end their Autumn campaign which Greenwood called the most 'soul-d…
Sam Smith
27 Nov, 14:05
WRU statement: Union breaks silence on Wales' dire Autumn
The WRU have broken their silence on Wales' horror-show Autumn Nation Series, where Wayne Pivac's team managed just one win from f…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov, 13:28
'I'm sure the fans have doubts and feel that I don't know how to coach'
The Rugby Football Union is to investigate a dismal campaign.
27 Nov, 13:12
URC shock: Cardiff rout the Sharks in Durban
Thomas Young starred for Cardiff as they thrived in the Durban rain to claim a famous 35-0 victory over the Sharks.
27 Nov, 12:30
Leicester hold off London Irish despite England prospect's 70m try
Reigning champions Leicester moved up to fifth in the Gallagher Premiership with a hard-fought 33-31 win over bottom club London I…
27 Nov, 11:20
Wasteful Dragons give Lions a scare in Johannesburg
The Dragons were made to rue wasted opportunities as they suffered their first defeat in three matches in a battling 33-25 United …
27 Nov, 10:32
Toulouse target current All Black as replacement for Charlie Faumuina
Toulouse are said to be on the hunt for a like-for-like replacement for giant former All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina, who has ann…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov, 10:19
Scotland head coach Townsend pays tribute to 'inspirational' Doddie Weir
The Scottish Rugby Union announced on Saturday that Weir, who was diagnosed with MND in December 2016, had died at the age of 52.
27 Nov, 7:32
RFU issue statement after dismal England Autumn campaign
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have issued a statement this Sunday following a dire Autumn Nations Series campaign in which Englan…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov, 6:52
Five things we learned from the final Autumn Nations round
England have had their worst calender year since 2008.
27 Nov, 6:42
Four England takeaways, including case for a Smith/Farrell break up
Saturday was grim for England as the curtain fell on the Autumn Nations Series with a damaging thud, the comprehensive defeat to t…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov, 5:27
How the 27 England players capped in the 2022 Autumn Nations rated
England player ratings - Autumn Nations Series: Leaving Twickenham on Saturday night, the dominant takeaway was that Eddie Jones i…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov, 5:00
Warren Gatland front-runner to replace Wayne Pivac - reports
Former British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is being considered to return as Wales head coach to replace Wayne Pivac fo…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov, 4:53
'I have stopped believing what comes out of Eddie Jones' mouth'
Sir Clive Woodward insists Saturday’s dire 27-13 defeat by South Africa at Twickenham has completed the “worst week in English…
27 Nov, 4:09
Rob Burrow pays tribute to 'warrior' Doddie Weir following his death
The former Scotland international was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2016.
27 Nov, 3:49
The 'great call' that convinced Kolisi 14-man Springboks would win
Thrilled Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi has saluted the ability of his team to suck up the anxiety of their latest red card and no…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov, 3:20
Springboks' 'most enjoyable' tour verdict is warning to the world
Watch out world was the reading between the lines takeaway after Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber described the past four we…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov, 2:53
Nienaber's 10-word answer when quizzed post-game on Erasmus
Rassie Erasmus was banned from attending Saturday’s match at Twickenham but the Springboks director of rugby still cast a shadow…
Liam Heagney
27 Nov, 2:40
Wallabies new winger could be World Cup bolter after starring against Wales
Mark Nawaqanitawase has emerged as an unlikely World Cup go-to man following an inspired spring tour of Europe.
27 Nov, 0:42
'Was the TMO in the toilet?': Legality of Eben Etzebeth's try under question
Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth scored a crucial try for South Africa against England but the legality of his actions have come under…
Sam Smith
26 Nov, 23:00
'Wallabies love giving us all heart attacks': Fans react to Australia's incredible win
The Wallabies’ stunning victory over Wales on Sunday morning (AEDT) may go down in history as one of the greatest rugby comeback…
Finn Morton
26 Nov, 20:55
'Our supporters have been put through the ringer': Why Wallabies' tour was a success
Dave Rennie has hailed the Wallabies' rollercoaster spring tour a success after watching his brave, makeshift outfit complete an e…
26 Nov, 20:24
Dupont appealing ban that was longer than Du Toit's sentence
France scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has appealed his ban for an aerial challenge on Springboks fullback Cheslin Kolbe.
Sam Smith
26 Nov, 19:31
'Don't lose faith in us': Why Wallabies 'had a lot of belief' vs Wales
Australian try-scoring hero Mark Nawaqanitawase has praised the Wallabies’ “character and courage” after their incredible co…
Finn Morton
26 Nov, 19:09
'Worst since 2015': England compared to Lancaster era after 'being battered' by Boks
After a disastrous Six Nations in 2021 and a third-place finish in 2022, questions over Jones' rebuild of his 2019 World Cup final…
Sam Smith
26 Nov, 17:21
Wallabies player ratings vs Wales | Autumn Nations Series
The Wallabies had a point to prove against Wales on Sunday morning (AEDT), as they looked to avoid a four-match losing streak to e…
Finn Morton
26 Nov, 17:11
Munster pack helps to power bonus-point home victory over Connacht
Munster ended a run of five interprovincial derby defeats as their pack powered them to a 24-17 bonus-point victory over Connacht.…
26 Nov, 16:38
'I don't think Ireland poses any threat to us, neither does France': Bok legend dismisses RWC threats
Former Springbok legend Schalk Burger is confident that South Africa can defend their Rugby World Cup crown after what he has seen…
Ben Smith
26 Nov, 16:00
Jones' bizarre 'right direction' and 'not far away' England claim
Eddie Jones has remarkably claimed that his England team are not far away even though Saturday evening’s 13-27 hammering brought…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 15:36
The inspirational Wallabies halftime talk that ignited fightback win
The makeshift Wallabies have ended their spring tour on an incredible high with an epic 39-34 comeback win over the Wales in Cardi…
26 Nov, 15:15
Claims Kurt-Lee Arendse's try was illegal on two counts
A significant amount of England fans are complaining that Kurt-Lee Arendse's remarkable 33rd-minute try at Twickenham was illegal …
Kim Ekin
26 Nov, 14:42
'They've got to get rid of one of those two': Ex-Springbok Schalk Burger on England's problems
Former Springbok flanker Schalk Burger has questioned England's selections in the wake of South Africa's 27-13 win at Twickenham.…
Ben Smith
26 Nov, 14:06
Springboks player ratings vs England | Autumn Nation Series
Jacques Nienaber and his captain Siya Kolisi spent all week answering questions about social media conduct...
Daniel Gallan
26 Nov, 13:53
England player ratings vs South Africa | Autumn Nations Series
England player ratings live from Twickenham: A deja vu scenario, but with quite a damaging outcome for England on this occasion.
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 13:50
England booed off the field after coming distant second to South Africa
England collapsed to their first defeat by South Africa at Twickenham for eight years as an autumn of crushing disappointment conc…
26 Nov, 13:50
Wayne Pivac won't voluntarily step down despite atrocious year for Wales
Wales conceded 26 unanswered points during the final 22 minutes to the injury-hit Wallabies.
26 Nov, 13:38
Watch: Arendse rinses Smith to conjure flashbacks of 2019 RWC Final
Springboks winger Kurt-Lee Arendse evoked memories of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final with a bamboozling try in Twickenham this eve…
Kim Ekin
26 Nov, 12:53
Academy product's hat-trick helps Leinster to comfortable win over Glasgow
Rob Russell ran in a hat-trick of tries as United Rugby Championship leaders Leinster outgunned Glasgow Warriors 40-5 at the RDS.
26 Nov, 12:32
Doddie Weir: Scotland's gentle giant who never lost his positive outlook
The former forward was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2016.
26 Nov, 12:21
Pivac's Wales future in severe doubt after stunning Australia comeback
Wales were cruising to victory with a 34-13 lead after 58 minutes.
26 Nov, 12:00
Doddie Weir passes away from MND aged 52
Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions second-row Doddie Weir has passed away at the age of 52 from complications due to Motor …
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 11:17
Wales player ratings vs Australia | Autumn Nations Series
Wales player ratings: It’s a difficult time to back Wales. Their brilliant win over Argentina feels like a lifetime ago because.…
Will Owen
26 Nov, 10:56
RFU bin half-time Barnes salute due to recent Springboks fallout
The recent Springboks' criticism of record-breaking referee Wayne Barnes had an unfortunate sequel at Twickenham on Saturday.
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 10:43
Bulls show ruthless streak before Ospreys grab a crumb of comfort
.Winger David Kriel scored a brace of tries as the Bulls claimed a 43-26 home win over Ospreys in the United Rugby Championship.
26 Nov, 10:14
Edinburgh fall to 14-man Benetton despite red card for former Wasp
Edinburgh failed to take advantage of the early sending-off of Benetton debutant Matteo Minozzi as they were beaten 24-17 by the I…
26 Nov, 10:03
Sale consign Bristol Bears to worst run of defeats since 2017
Sale Sharks’ fine start to the Gallagher Premiership season continued with a resilient 25-20 victory over Bristol Bears at the A…
26 Nov, 9:27
Late injury blow for Wales as Principality Stadium roof left partially open
The Principality Stadium roof has been left partially open in Cardiff for today's Autumn Nations Series game between Wales and Aus…
26 Nov, 9:05
'They took advantage of how sloppy we were... They were all over us'
Dave Walder was delighted with Newcastle Falcons’ attitude as they edged Exeter Chiefs 24-21 at Kingston Park.
26 Nov, 7:46
Rugby player who was banned for 6 years makes dramatic career u-turn
Fijian rugby player Keresi Maya had dreams of a glittering career in the sport until a moment of on-field madness in 2020 derailed…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 7:05
Erasmus tweets seven-word reaction to his meeting with World Rugby
Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has broken his recent social media silence to tweet his reaction to his clear-the-air meeting on Th…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 7:03
SA Rugby statement: Discussions with World Rugby
SA Rugby have said that they have held constructive discussions with World Rugby following the banning of Springboks director of r…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 5:21
Woodward takes pop at former Ireland player in latest rant on Jones
World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has returned to a favourite theme of his in his latest broadside on Eddie Jones - the i…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 5:01
The recurring theme of the Eddie Jones' era - Andy Goode
Last week’s England performance typified the second half of the Eddie Jones era and so does the situation they find themselves i…
Andy Goode
26 Nov, 3:47
'Rory's walking without a limp but I don't want to go too deep into that'
Franco Smith has called on Glasgow to improve their away form as they attempt to topple rampant URC leaders Leinster.
26 Nov, 3:14
How the 'disillusioned' Mike Brown fell back in love with rugby
Ex-England full-back Mike Brown has taken to Linkedin to reveal the rejuvenating effect that his recent week of rugby with the Bar…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 3:14
Gareth Thomas: 'This game means everything. We have to leave it all out there.'
The Ospreys and Wales loosehead expects a big reaction against Australia after the chastening loss to Georgia
Owain Jones
26 Nov, 2:26
George Skivington left repeating himself for third consecutive week after Gloucester loss
The Gloucester coach said his side yet again showed good fight but needed to learn how "to start respecting the first 10 minutes o…
26 Nov, 0:53
'He should never captain the All Blacks again': NZ leadership guilty in numerous late collapses
The All Blacks' leadership has been called into question following a year riddled with down periods that allowed opponents back in…
Sam Smith
26 Nov, 0:06
Lima Sopoaga delivers selection criticism for 'head scratching' All Blacks performances
Sopoaga also had a word of warning for the Kiwi side ahead of the World Cup being held in his new home of France.
Ned Lester
25 Nov, 19:08
Brett Connon penalty proves decisive as Newcastle edge Exeter
It was the away side with the momentum at the death, but the Falcons defended with heart and managed to hold on for a second win i…
25 Nov, 16:30
Untidy Ulster performance claims big win over Zebre Parma
Ulster, who were dominant but error-strewn, had their bonus point wrapped up by half-time when Stewart Moore scored.
25 Nov, 16:23
Vintage Danny Care performance sees Harlequins down Gloucester
Danny Care produced a man of the match performance as Harlequins sent Gloucester crashing to a third consecutive league defeat.
25 Nov, 16:09
'I don't think it matters': World Cup edge not relevant for Wallabies
The injury-hit Wallabies' captain James Slipper is looking for the positives "The bus seems a little bit empty, but everyone survi…
25 Nov, 15:56
George North: Welsh response to Georgia loss 'brilliant' ahead of 'must win' Wallabies Test
A fourth successive victory over the Wallabies would not erase memories of the Georgia debacle, but it should at least lift spirit…
25 Nov, 15:10
Scarlets beaten again after Stormers dominate first-half scoring in Cape Town
The Scarlets’ first-half failings cost them dear as they slipped to a 36-19 defeat against a weakened Stormers side.
25 Nov, 13:28
'He's got a bit of edge hasn't he? Ask Chris Ashton'
England’s Autumn Nations Series campaign closes against South Africa.
25 Nov, 13:03
After ducking the question Kolisi finally addresses Rassiegate
With a big clash at Twickenham looming, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was again asked for his opinion on the whole Rassie Erasmus …
25 Nov, 10:20
Rob Kearney left 'pretty unimpressed' by his season in Australia
Former Ireland fullback Rob Kearney has spoken of being taken aback following a year in Australian rugby with the Western Force.
Ian Cameron
25 Nov, 10:09
Four ex-England players and exiled Welsh star named in Barbarians team
Four former England players and a host of other international players have been named in the Barbarians team that will take on Nor…
Ian Cameron
25 Nov, 9:14
Richard Cockerill: 'My attitude to the Bomb Squad'
England edged a thrilling 27-26 victory when the teams last met at Twickenham in 2021.
25 Nov, 8:29
How 'quite stressed and nervous' advice paid off for van der Flier
Last Sunday’s announcement of Josh van der Flier as the 2022 World Rugby player of the year provided his club Leinster with the …
Liam Heagney
25 Nov, 8:18
Kelleher returns for Leinster as Glasgow welcome back 9 Scotland campers
Injury-plagued British & Irish Lions tourist Ronan Kelleher play his first game for Leinster in two months as the Irish province w…
Kim Ekin
25 Nov, 6:52
Neil de Kock: Springboks only one percent off being the team to beat
Nevertheless, the Springboks have selected a strong side. In the backline, while the Boks have backed Damian Willemse at No.10, it…
Neil de Kock
25 Nov, 5:13
5 major England-Springboks talking points, including Maro vs Eben
England complete their autumn schedule when the Springboks visit Twickenham in Saturday’s rematch of the 2019 World Cup final.
25 Nov, 4:47
5 talking points as Wales host Wallabies with Pivac's job in doubt
Wales end their Autumn Nations Series campaign when they tackle the Wallabies in Cardiff on Saturday with Wayne Pivac and his play…
25 Nov, 4:27
How Ellis Genge is redefining the England loosehead role
The Bristol and England No 1 is set to wreak havoc from the bench against the Boks but there's no doubting his importance to Eddie…
Will Owen
25 Nov, 4:13
What Ronan O'Gara feels about pecking order to succeed Eddie Jones
Ronan O’Gara has admitted he has spoken to a few people about the possibility of succeeding Eddie Jones as England coach.
Liam Heagney
25 Nov, 3:55
'The idea of being part of a World Cup is a dream of mine'
Jamie Hodgson insists he is not allowing thoughts of potential World Cup involvement to distract him from performing consistently.…
25 Nov, 3:24
Watch: A 17-year-old Manu Tuilagi scoring his first Twickenham try
The official England Rugby Twitter account has whetted the appetite for this Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series finale by posting …
Liam Heagney
25 Nov, 3:10
England and South Africa look to address the same weakness in Twickenham showdown
The Springboks have had the upper hand on England for large chunks of their last two contests at Twickenham, but lost both by one …
24 Nov, 23:46
All Blacks player ratings: High highs and low lows for centres and outside backs
The All Blacks' midfielders and outside backs mixed moments of the sublime with an equal number of moments of despair in 2022.
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov, 21:59
Dave Rennie reveals Taniela Tupou's World Cup odds as Achilles rupture confirmed
Tupou suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon against Ireland on Sunday, with four other Wallabies also injured in the 13-10 loss in …
24 Nov, 19:35
Wallabies' 'unprecedented' run of injuries to be investigated
Rennie has fielded 50 players in the Wallabies' 14-test 2022 calendar, a number only equalled by last year's campaign.
Ned Lester
24 Nov, 16:58
Number of offshore Wallabies for World Cup to be settled in coming months
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed that the number of foreign-based players who are able to be selected in next year's Worl…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov, 16:50
Dave Rennie admits Wallabies' first-choice fullback still a mystery
Tom Wright will become the fourth player to wear the Wallabies No 15 jersey on their 2022 end-of-year tour when he runs out agains…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov, 15:50
'He wants to start': Dave Rennie on Noah Lolesio's surprise No 10 omission
Noah Lolesio was largely expected to wear the No 10 jersey for the Wallabies this weekend but in a surprise move, Ben Donaldson ha…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov, 15:20
England back-rower Jack Willis confirms his move to the Top 14
England back-rower Jack Willis has confirmed on social media that he is now officially a Toulouse player until the end of the 2022…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 14:03
Jacques Nienaber needs a hug
After the base requirements of physiological and safety concerns, the need for love and a sense of belonging are most important to…
Daniel Gallan
24 Nov, 13:57
George Merrick has left Newcastle with 'immediate effect'
Former England U20s star George Merrick has left Newcastle Falcons with 'immediate effect' - the club have confirmed.
Ian Cameron
24 Nov, 11:20
Premiership club signs Pumas forward who helped to beat England
Rookie Argentina international Ignacio Ruiz has been unveiled as a new London Irish signing less than three weeks after he came of…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 10:04
Wayne Pivac once again quizzed on Wales future
Wales face a crucial finale to their Autumn Nations Series schedule.
24 Nov, 9:59
Dire 'will not survive' warning issued on Worcester
Warriors were relegated from the Gallagher Premiership last month after the partial liquidation of its holding company.
24 Nov, 8:46
What did we learn from the 2021 Rugby World Cup?
It’s always important to reflect and take learnings from World Cups (especially ones that took five years to happen), arguing wh…
Lucy Lomax
24 Nov, 8:25
Nigel Owens: Why Barrett yellow didn't lead to England penalty try
Nigel Owens has reviewed the yellow card brandished last Saturday at Twickenham to All Blacks full-back Beauden Barrett and explai…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 8:13
'Asleep on the job' - English rugby chiefs torn to shreds by MPs
English rugby chiefs have been accused by MPs of overseeing “a failure on an epic scale” following the demise of Wasps and Wor…
Chris Jones
24 Nov, 7:39
After a rebrand and rebuild, can Exeter Chiefs reach rugby's top table again?
After a decade of progress, Rob Baxter's men hit the wall, but behind-the-scenes, there has been work to rebuild the Devonian fort…
Tom Bradshaw
24 Nov, 7:32
Eddie Jones takes a 'might come in a laundry box' swipe at Erasmus
England head coach Eddie Jones has insisted that referees must be treated with respect as he once again prepares to face a South A…
24 Nov, 7:30
Ex-Wasps out-half Haydon-Wood makes switch to France his next move
Former Wasps out-half Will Haydon-Wood has secured his short-term future, putting his October 17 redundancy behind him with a deal…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 7:14
Rookie named in midfield as Pivac's Wales make six team changes
Wayne Pivac has named a Wales team to take on the Wallabies that has six changes - including a midfield Test debut for Joe Hawkins…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 6:36
Jake White: 'England are favourites for the World Cup. I'll tell you why'
The World Cup winning coach says Eddie Jones has every advantage to go to France and lift the prized trophy
Jake White
24 Nov, 6:17
Seven changes to Wallabies team, including a first Donaldson start
Wallabies boss Dave Rennie has unveiled a starting XV to play Wales this Saturday with seven alterations from the team that was be…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 5:45
Four changes in latest England team, including two in front row
England boss Eddie Jones has named a team to face the Springboks this Saturday in London that has four changes from the starting X…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 5:21
Nadolo joins Tagicakibua at Sydney rugby club
Sailosi Tagicakibau, the former Samoa, London Irish and Wasps wing, has enlisted the help of Fijian powerhouse Nemani Nadolo.
Chris Jones
24 Nov, 3:08
Five Black Ferns stars absent as Super Rugby Aupiki squads announced
Fan favourite Ruby Tui is reportedly still considering her options for next year, with NZR supporting Tui in giving her time to de…
Ned Lester
23 Nov, 23:42
How Willie le Roux is unlocking Swiss army knife Springboks backline
New Zealand pundits are claiming Willie le Roux has come into his own thanks to the latest evolution of the Springboks game plan e…
Ned Lester
23 Nov, 20:31
Len Ikitau defends Dave Rennie ahead of Wallabies' last dance
Wallabies centre Len Ikitau insists coach Dave Rennie is not to blame for the team's lean spring tour, saying the players must tak…
23 Nov, 19:38
'We need wins': What's 'driving' the Wallabies before Wales clash
The Wallabies have shown plenty of promise and potential this year, but an inability to close out some tight Test matches this mon…
Finn Morton
23 Nov, 17:21
All Blacks implosion: What really happened at Twickenham
The All Blacks simply didn't adjust to the changes that were happening on the field.
Nick Bishop
23 Nov, 16:53
Frank Bunce: All Blacks midfield on song but time for change in outside backs
Bunce's area of expertise - the midfield - has been chopped and changed throughout Ian Foster's tenure as head coach of the All Bl…
Ned Lester
23 Nov, 16:53
'See them not making the quarters': Early RWC exit predicted for Wallabies
The Wallabies have proved to the rugby world that they’re capable of challenging the best, but winning is ultimately all that ma…
Finn Morton
23 Nov, 15:30
King Carlos returns as Blues assistant coach
Former Blues superstar and fan favourite, Carlos Spencer, is back where he made a name for himself.
Sam Smith
23 Nov, 15:10
All Blacks player ratings: Halves lacking influence in a year of stagnation
The All Blacks halfbacks and first fives failed to impress in 2022.
Tom Vinicombe
23 Nov, 15:04
Jamie George calls out play that was 'not the England standard'
Jamie George believes a confrontation with South Africa offers the perfect opportunity for the England pack to rediscover their ed…
23 Nov, 13:16
Report: Cheslin Kolbe set to quit Top 14 after six years in France
Springboks winger Cheslin Kolbe is set to quit the Top 14 in France before the start of the next World Cup. The 29-year-old is cur…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 12:09
Huge ban, fine for O'Gara after 'attack on best interests of rugby'
Title-winning La Rochelle coach Ronan O’Gara has been heavily sanctioned by officials in France following his latest Top 14 disc…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 11:27
The 'haven't adjusted' All Blacks aspect that has Marshall worried
Justin Marshall has given his verdict on how the All Blacks finished out their season under Ian Foster, suggesting they still have…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 10:53
Ex-Springboks skipper's bold prediction with all 4 Welsh clubs in SA
Former Springboks captain believes the hoodoo that has seen clubs from Wales fail to win in South Africa in the URC is set to be b…
Sam Smith
23 Nov, 8:15
Kremer banned for 'recklessly making forceful, direct contact'
Argentina back-rower Marcos Kremer has been banned following his red card during last Saturday’s defeat away to Scotland.
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 7:53
Wallabies tweet: Hooper to head home Thursday, misses Wales game
Former Australia captain Michael Hooper has been ruled out of the Wallabies’ Autumn Nations Series clash against Wales on Saturd…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 7:14
'They're f**ked, basically': Ex-England player slams Pivac's Wales
Former England out-half Andy Goode has stuck the boot in on Wales after their latest horror show under Wayne Pivac, losing last Sa…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 5:20
The 'quite honest' warning the Springboks have issued to the world
It doesn’t look polished on paper for Jacques Nienaber, his Springboks only winning seven of their twelve matches this calendar …
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 4:03
France torn over whether Ntamack or Jalibert partners Dupont at RWC
Fabien Galthie and the French nation are praying that Antoine Dupont stays fit but who partners him at No 10 is up for debate
Gavin Mortimer
23 Nov, 3:38
Springboks explain keeping Willemse at No10, not promoting Libbok
Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber has explained why he ignored the temptation to give rookie Manie Libbok his first Test career st…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 3:24
'They panicked': Why England should've risked it for the win vs ABs
Former Blues captain James Parsons believes England “panicked” against the All Blacks last weekend, as they decided to settle …
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 20:21
Opportunity beckons for fringe Wallabies as campaign draws to an end
The disappointment of three tight losses is driving the decimated Wallabies to finish their marathon spring tour on a high as they…
22 Nov, 19:13
The big picture risk totally lost on the Springboks' honchos
During this unproductive spiral of nitpicking which happens seemingly after every loss, the Springboks' current top brass have fai…
Ben Smith
22 Nov, 18:39
Rennie can't turn rocks into diamonds but not all hope's lost for Wallabies
Dave Rennie is a smart operator, but he's no miracle worker.
Tom Vinicombe
22 Nov, 18:17
'Like to see what the criteria is': The 'interesting' omission from WR's dream team
When World Rugby announced the four nominees for Men’s 15s Player of the Year, there was one glaring omission which shocked the …
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 17:40
All Blacks player ratings: Savea the stand-out in a so-so year for locks and loosies
How did the All Blacks locks and loose forwards rate throughout an up-and-down season?
Tom Vinicombe
22 Nov, 16:11
Why Scott Robertson is 'exactly' the coach England 'need' to succeed Jones
Former international fullback Mike Brown believes Scott Robertson is “exactly the person” England “need” to succeed head c…
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 15:41
'We'll probably get worse decisions': Another Bok captain calls for action by SARU over Erasmus' saga
Former Springbok legend Victor Matfield has become the latest figure from South Africa to call on action from SARU to deal with Ra…
Sam Smith
22 Nov, 14:30
Scotland glad they are playing England next after November effort
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is already relishing the Six Nations opener away to England. The Scots rounded off their autum…
22 Nov, 14:14
All Blacks' season defined long before their shambolic draw to England
I read and heard for weeks that playing England at Twickenham would define the All Blacks’ season. Nonsense.
Hamish Bidwell
22 Nov, 14:06
The England message about 'preserving the brand of the Springboks'
Matt Proudfoot has explained that England satisfied with the established channels for clarifying officiating decisions as they pre…
22 Nov, 13:57
Rylands Garth statement: Latest step in brain injury legal case
Rylands Garth, the sports law firm representing more than 225 players suffering from neurological impairments caused by brain inju…
22 Nov, 12:10
Ex-EPCR Halliday's 'crisis' message on joining a Championship club
Ex-European rugby boss Simon Halliday has secured his next gig in the sport, stepping down into the Championship in England.
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 11:42
Argentina back follows Matera in joining an NZ Super Rugby team
Martin Bogado has followed the precedent set by Pablo Matera and become the second Argentina player to sign for a New Zealand-base…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 11:36
Jack Willis cut loose by England as Jones reduces his squad to 26
Free agent Jack Willis was the highest-profile casualty on Tuesday evening when Eddie Jones cut his England squad to 26 ahead of S…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 10:48
Revealed: The Welsh camp's mood since 'one of the darkest days'
Neil Jenkins has claimed there is no hiding place for Wales in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series finale against Australia. The We…
22 Nov, 9:45
Bath open up on the Joe Cokanasiga England injury mystery
Bath boss Johann van Graan has explained why Joe Cokanasiga was able to play for his club last Sunday versus the Barbarians just d…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 9:24
An ex-All Blacks fly-half has rated the 'bossing it' Marcus Smith
Harlequins attack coach Nick Evans has claimed that last Saturday’s remarkable England draw with New Zealand can be the launchin…
Chris Jones
22 Nov, 8:46
The Springboks verdict on regulation nine and the threat of England
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has spoken about the impact that World Rugby regulation nine on this week’s team selection and …
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 8:15
'Quite sad': Jacques Nienaber breaks silence on Rassie Erasmus ban
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has broken his silence on the latest match day ban preventing South African director of rug…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 6:58
Springboks change four for England and also add a third sub back
Jacques Nienaber has named a Springboks team to play England this Saturday that shows four changes from the XV that defeated Italy…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 5:55
John Smit takes swipe at Erasmus; Gilpin explains latest Rassie ban
Former Springboks skipper John Smit believes Rassie Erasmus and his frequent criticism of referees is the reason why South Africa …
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 5:23
Tom Cruse the latest ex-Wasps player to secure short-term future
Free agent Tom Cruse has secured his short-term future following his October 17 redundancy at Wasps, the 33-year-old revealing on …
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 4:52
Scotland must embrace Finn Russell to fuel World Cup dream
This Autumn Nations Series must end Scotland's long-running Finn Russell saga once and for all as the fly-half makes a sensational…
Jamie Lyall
22 Nov, 3:43
A breakdancing cage and the Worcester player who 'just fell apart'
Former England international Pat Sanderson has recalled some of the social fun that helped Worcester to beat the odds in their fir…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 3:19
'Give them every chance': Can the ABs win the World Cup?
After a dreadful start to their international season, the All Blacks appeared to a turn a corner against Wales – before a disast…
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 2:18
How Wayne Smith was able to 'evolve' as a coach
The Black Ferns’ inspiration World Cup triumph was certainly a reflection of the playing group’s determination and resilience,…
Finn Morton
21 Nov, 20:20
Mark Telea made himself undroppable for England Test - and what about 2023?
Few would have expected at the beginning of the season that Mark Telea would be the man entrusted with the No 14 jersey for the fi…
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov, 20:04
All Blacks player ratings: Which front-rowers proved stars in the making in 2022?
How did the All Blacks front-rowers rate throughout an up-and-down season?
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov, 18:41
Why the All Blacks aren't 'where we need to be'
International rugby is more competitive now than it ever has been before, but the expectation of the All Blacks remains the same: …
Finn Morton
21 Nov, 17:16
'Marcus Smith would be in his element': Mike Brown 'convinced' on Eddie Jones' successor
"He would come in and be a bit of a positive disruptor," Brown said, going on to claim "he would be the perfect successor to Eddie…
Ned Lester
21 Nov, 17:07
Moana Pasifika name just one Super Rugby debutant in 2023 squad
Moana Pasifika coach Aaron Mauger has opted for the tried and tested for next year's Super Rugby Pacific season, naming just one u…
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov, 15:19
Joe Launchbury lands new Premiership club after Japan stint
Former Wasps captain Joe Launchbury is set to rejoin his former club Harlequins after his stint in Japan comes to an end.
Josh Raisey
21 Nov, 12:13
Sarries, Gloucester-Hartpury and Bears mean business as new Premier 15s season kicks off
The all-singing, all-dancing spectacle of the Allianz Premier 15s gets another run. Of course it does: it’s the best domestic wo…
Claire Thomas
21 Nov, 10:18
Leicester Tigers snap up ex-Wasps hooker Gabriel Oghre
Leicester Tigers have announced the signing of former Wasps hooker Gabriel Oghre on a short-term deal.
Josh Raisey
21 Nov, 9:23
World Cup legends inspire Josh van der Flier after taking top prize
Newly-crowned men’s world player of the year Josh Van Der Flier says inspirational chats with previous winners Bryan Habana and …
21 Nov, 8:38
Eddie Jones names unchanged squad for South Africa
Eddie Jones has named the same 36-man squad to prepare for South Africa this Saturday to the one that trained last week ahead of t…
Josh Raisey
21 Nov, 6:39
Manie Libbok gives Boks reason to dream
Something strange took place in Genoa on Saturday. It started just before 15:00 local time and lasted around 34 minutes.
Daniel Gallan
21 Nov, 6:22
England's stirring comeback fires up Twickenham faithful
England were on the canvas with nine minutes left to go before staging a famous 19-point recovery job to stun the All Blacks
Owain Jones
21 Nov, 6:06
Welsh clubs face daunting task this weekend amid crisis
The four Welsh clubs will head to South Africa for the resumption of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship eager to salvage some o…
21 Nov, 5:24
Eddie Jones linked with huge eight-year deal after England job
England head coach Eddie Jones is close to signing an eight-year deal with the United States after his contract with England expir…
Josh Raisey
21 Nov, 4:23
'If you're standing still, you're going backwards'
Head coach Andy Farrell warned Ireland’s players “if you’re standing still, you’re going backwards” as he urged them to …
21 Nov, 3:15
Watch Portugal vs USA highlights | RWC2023 Final Qualification Tournament
Catch up on all the highlights from the final game of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Final Qualification Tournament between USA and Port…
Sam Smith
20 Nov, 21:38
'With the greatest respect to Sam Cane': NZ great weighs in on No. 7 debate
All Blacks great Ian Jones has questioned whether Sam Cane will be “good enough” to wear the coveted No. 7 jersey during key m…
Finn Morton
20 Nov, 21:05
'We're gutted for him': All Blacks star facing up to nine months on the sidelines
TJ Perenara is in a race to be fit for next year’s Rugby World Cup after he ruptured his Achilles in the dying stages of the All…
Finn Morton
20 Nov, 20:04
'Does Ardie Savea not exist?': Fans react to World Rugby's dream team
World Rugby have announced the Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year, but the absence of two international superstars has left fans o…
Finn Morton
20 Nov, 18:50
Wallabies counting injury toll as six players sent home after loss to Ireland
Taniela Tupou is returning to Australia for further scans on his suspected ruptured Achilles tendon, among six Wallabies players d…
20 Nov, 17:14
Black Ferns' co-captain Ruahei Demant wins World Player of the Year
Black Ferns captain Ruahei Demant said she didn’t expect to be named World Rugby’s Women’s 15s Player of the Year Award in M…
Finn Morton
20 Nov, 17:11
Ireland star crowned the world's best male rugby player
Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier was crowned the world’s best male rugby player at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco on Sunday.
Finn Morton
20 Nov, 16:46
Ireland dominate with four selections while France secure just two in World XV
Ireland have dominated World Rugby's men's dream team of the year with four selections in the XV, the most of any country.
Ben Smith
20 Nov, 16:16
'A really fun year': Australian and Irish Sevens stars crowned world's best
Australian Sevens star Charlotte Caslick and Ireland’s try-scoring phenomenon Terry Kennedy have been named the Sevens Players o…
Finn Morton
20 Nov, 15:57
England and Chile scoop up best try of the year awards
England and Chile have been awarded the try of the year titles by World Rugby at the annual awards dinner in Monaco.
Ben Smith
20 Nov, 15:25
Black Ferns star and Italian fullback named Breakthrough Players of the Year
Black Ferns star Ruby Tui and Italian fullback Ange Capuozzo have been named World Rugby's Breakthrough Players of the Year.
Ben Smith
20 Nov, 15:01
Wayne Smith takes home Coach of the Year crown
Black Ferns World Cup-winning head coach Wayne Smith has been named World Rugby's Coach of the Year at the annual awards in Monaco…
Ben Smith
20 Nov, 14:49
England hint at Maro Itoje positional switch versus the Springboks
Maro Itoje has insisted that the climax to the autumn against South Africa can not come soon enough as England have reacted to the…
20 Nov, 12:14
Kyran Bracken wades into the Nic White HIA 'at its worst' row
Former England scrum-half Kyran Bracken has added to the chorus of criticism that erupted over Nic White being allowed to play on …
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 11:44
'He's just electric to watch, I love playing with him'
Jamie Ritchie paid tribute to electric Darcy Graham after his Edinburgh teammate scored a stunning hat-trick in an emphatic 52-29 …
20 Nov, 10:40
Springboks add six as Koch and co return to French, English clubs
Jacques Nienaber has confirmed that six players have been called up to his South Africa squad ahead as next Saturday's clash with …
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 10:16
Alfie Barbery has become latest ex-Wasps player to find a new club
England prospect Alfie Barbeary has become the latest ex-Wasps player to sort out his future, agreeing to a long-term deal with Ba…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 9:50
Penaud on song as France extend their winning streak to 13 matches
Damian Penaud scored two tries for France as they beat Japan 35-17 at the Municipal Stadium in Toulouse to extend their unbeaten r…
20 Nov, 9:18
'He is a good kid, he is hungry to learn, he is hugely ambitious'
Stand-in Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony says it is refreshing to see “hugely ambitious” Jack Crowley’s fearless approach t…
20 Nov, 6:58
Four England takeaways: From brazen Eddie to 'missing' fans riddle
Saturday at Twickenham was bonkers. England looked set for a demoralising, depressing margin of defeat against a better, more alig…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 6:39
Taulupe Faletau sends warning to Australia after Wales' historic loss
Taulupe Faletau has delivered a rallying cry to beleaguered Wales after their Georgia humiliation left Wayne Pivac’s coaching re…
20 Nov, 6:14
Andy Farrell assesses 'dogfight' in Johnny Sexton absence
Andy Farrell admits Ireland have “a lot to do” ahead of next year’s World Cup after ending a stellar 2022 with an unconvinci…
20 Nov, 5:32
Eddie Jones takes tongue-in-cheek swipe at Will Stuart's finishing
England boss Eddie Jones has quipped that he will conduct a special training session on Monday for Will Stuart after the unorthodo…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 5:05
'It's definitely the highlight of my Ireland career, that's for sure'
Ross Byrne says his dramatic match-winning penalty against Australia is the highlight of his Ireland career after he capped “one…
20 Nov, 4:45
'We have a job for him in Chile for sure... he is a hero'
It was Thursday afternoon in Dublin when Martín Sigren picked up the phone to RugbyPass and sounded as fresh as a daisy with the …
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 4:00
Owen Farrell reveals the 100th cap moment that was 'a bit awkward'
Inspiring England captain Owen Farrell has revealed the one moment about his milestone 100th Test cap that felt awkward this weeke…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 3:29
Jones' expectation from the 'don't like getting beaten' Springboks
Eddie Jones has outlined precisely what he expects his England team to be confronted by next Saturday in London when the curtain f…
Liam Heagney
20 Nov, 3:03
The new Scotland pecking order at 10 as per Gregor Townsend
Russell starred in Saturday’s victory over Argentina.
20 Nov, 2:35
'I've got a lot of confidence': Slipper believes Wallabies are heading in the right direction
Skipper James Slipper has boldly declared the Wallabies are heading in the right direction despite a third successive spring tour …
19 Nov, 21:47
The 10 minutes of terror that ended the All Blacks' winning streak
10 minutes of terror put a massive damper on what started out as one of the All Blacks' best performances in recent times when the…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov, 21:31
'It's been my life for the last sort of 12 years': Retallick reflects on career after 100th Test
While it wasn’t the result they would’ve wanted against England, the All Blacks still had 100 reasons to celebrate one of the …
Finn Morton
19 Nov, 20:42
More bad news for Australia with five players added to injury ward
The Wallabies' 13-10 loss to Ireland in Dublin could prove costly for the visitors, who are due to take on a hurting Wales side in…
19 Nov, 19:28
'Foster out': All Blacks fans react to draw which 'summed up our season'
The All Blacks’ disappointing draw with England on Sunday morning (NZT) has not gone down well with New Zealand rugby fans on Tw…
Finn Morton
19 Nov, 18:52
Ian Foster 'happy' with All Blacks' last-minute tactic
Ian Foster has made a case for the All Blacks' tactic to kick the ball back to England after their disappointing draw at Twickenha…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov, 18:11
The 'bend us' Ian Foster explanation for late All Blacks collapse
Ian Foster has offered up an explanation for the extraordinary late-game Twickenham collapse that resulted in his All Blacks stunn…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 17:19
Last-minute penalty sees Ireland pip Wallabies at the death
Ross Byrne landed a dramatic late penalty as Ireland overcame the loss of captain Johnny Sexton to cap a stellar year with a disjo…
19 Nov, 17:14
A pass mark was never on the cards for the All Blacks
Have the All Blacks actually taken any major steps forwards since their horror start to the year?
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov, 17:06
Ireland player ratings vs Australia | Autumn Nations Series
The second half opened up with Ireland ultimately winning the arm wrestle. The fans won’t mind. By claiming a clean sweep of the…
Daniel Gallan
19 Nov, 16:55
Wallabies player ratings vs Ireland | Autumn Nations Series
The Wallabies can take plenty of positives out of what was another heartbreaking loss on their spring tour, after they were beaten…
Finn Morton
19 Nov, 16:51
Jamie Roberts rips into Pivac after dismal Welsh loss
Jamie Roberts has pointed the finger firmly at Wayne Pivac following their shock 13-12 loss to Georgia in Cardiff.
19 Nov, 15:42
Jones' verdict on Smith kicking the ball dead rather than playing on
Eddie Jones has defended the decision by Marcus Smith to kick the ball dead rather than launch a last-gasp England counterattack t…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 15:37
Ireland lose talisman Johnny Sexton moments before Wallabies skirmish
Ireland have been dealt a major blow ahead of their final Test of 2022 with captain Johnny Sexton scratched moments before kick-of…
19 Nov, 14:09
England snatch thrilling draw from gobsmacked New Zealand
England snatched a sensational draw on an evening of high drama at Twickenham after Will Stuart crossed in the dying seconds to ho…
19 Nov, 14:01
England player ratings vs New Zealand | Autumn Nations Series
England player ratings live from Twickenham: Another November Saturday, another intriguing England versus New Zealand collision, o…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 14:00
'Tells you everything about England' - Marcus Smith's final play questioned
England flyhalf Marcus Smith's decision to kick the ball out to draw their crunch Autumn Nations game with New Zealand has been qu…
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 13:50
All Blacks player ratings vs England | Autumn Nations Series
The All Blacks have drawn 25-all with England at Twickenham after letting their foot off the gas late in the piece. Who were the b…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov, 13:39
Scotland run riot to set record against 14-man Argentina
The Pumas had Marcos Kremer red-carded in the first half and then received three yellow cards after the break.
19 Nov, 12:07
Watch: Crowd drown out the haka as England players unmoved
The Twickenham crowd got in behind their England side as their players failed to respond to challenge of the New Zealand haka in t…
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 11:11
As 'Pivacout' trends Wales boss fields questions on his future
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac straight-batted questions about his future after a humiliating Autumn Nations Series home defeat agai…
19 Nov, 10:50
Scotland player ratings vs Argentina | Autumn Nations Series
Scotland ended their autumn campaign with a comprehensive win over 14-man Argentina at Murrayfield.
Gavin Harper
19 Nov, 10:47
Springboks player ratings vs Italy | Autumn Nations Series
Springboks player ratings: It is six years to the day that Italy beat South Africa in Florence, but there was to be no repeat of t…
Daniel Gallan
19 Nov, 10:02
South Africa storm to victory in Italy with seven second-half tries
Kurt-Lee Arendse scored twice as a dominant second-half performance saw South Africa register their first Autumn Nations series wi…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 9:53
Pivac defends players in pitchside hot take as Wales reach lowest ebb
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has defended his players after their shock 13-12 loss to Georgia in the Autumn Nations Series.
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 9:44
Georgia shock the rugby world with win over Wales in Cardiff
Georgia have upset rugby's world order by defeating Wales in their Autumn Nations Series clash in Cardiff.
19 Nov, 9:02
Wales player ratings vs Georgia | Autumn Nations Series
On the back of a heavy loss to New Zealand and a comfortable victory over Argentina, Wales moved on to Georgia with heads held hig…
Will Owen
19 Nov, 8:30
'Atrocious' - Mbonambi's comment to referee Matthew Carley panned
Comments made by South African hooker Bongi Mbonambi towards English match day referee Matthew Carley has been heavily criticised …
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 8:21
Watch: Ange Capuozzo splits Boks defence for another screamer
Italian flyer Ange Capuozzo has cut through the Springboks defence for another Autumn Nations Series 5 pointer - this time in Geno…
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 7:49
SA Rugby won't appeal Rassie Erasmus suspension
SA Rugby won't appeal Springboks director Rassie Erasmus two matches ban that was handed down by World Rugby on Thursday.
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 5:48
Shaun Edwards lift lids on England approach and a return to Wales
Much sought-after France defence coach Shaun Edwards has revealed he has designs on being a head coach at the international level …
Ian Cameron
19 Nov, 3:52
England's spot on selection and the All Black they'll target - Andy Goode
Selection is the number one job of an international head coach and Eddie Jones has got it spot on this week with a team that has t…
Andy Goode
19 Nov, 3:30
Springboks blank Rassie questions but row isn't going away
Springbok captain Siyamthanda Kolisi did his most eloquent tap-dance to suggest it won’t be a distraction, but the Rassie Erasmu…
19 Nov, 2:37
'You can't be shocked by it' - Curry on where England will front on NZ
Tom Curry insists England will throw everything at New Zealand in Saturday’s Twickenham showdown knowing that being passive will…
19 Nov, 2:15
Zinzan Brooke on his best All Blacks teams vs the current squad: 'I'd fancy our chances'
Brooke was confident his All Blacks teams of '95, '96 and '97 could take Ian Fosters squad, but admitted another era would challen…
Ned Lester
18 Nov, 22:40
'We just couldn't not have him on the park': Another Barrett excelling in a different position
Selection for the final and most highly anticipated game of the All Blacks' 2022 Northern Tour is no mean feat, but as Jason Ryan …
Ned Lester
18 Nov, 20:36
'People walking down the street bring it up': The All Blacks can't escape the 2019 semi-final
All Blacks captain Sam Whitelock has admitted the external talk around his side's 2019 semi-final rematch with England has been im…
Ned Lester
18 Nov, 17:16
Josh Adams: competition in Wales squad 'as strong as it has ever been'
With Adams out, Dragons prospect Rio Dyer took his chance impressively in opening Autumn Nations Series games against New Zealand …
18 Nov, 15:21
Mike Catt: Ireland on track to emulate 'life-changing' World Cup glory
Catt was standing just behind Wilkinson as the ball sailed between the posts. The 51-year-old has many fond memories of playing Au…
18 Nov, 15:02
Slipper: Wallabies 'biggest positive' working in their favour against Ireland
"Performing off the back of a disappointment has probably been our biggest positive but in saying that I'd much prefer a consisten…
18 Nov, 14:53
Portugal through to Rugby World Cup as USA dumped out
Portugal have qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France after drawing with the USA in their crunch match in Dubai with the …
Ian Cameron
18 Nov, 11:46
Tipuric on what rising teammate must do to cement his Wales place
The countries meet at the Principality Stadium just under 11 months before a World Cup encounter in Nantes.
18 Nov, 11:21
Scarlets sign Wales international Sam Wainwright
Scarlets have confirmed that they have signed Wales international prop Sam Wainwright from Saracens for the remainder of the 2022-…
Kim Ekin
18 Nov, 9:23
Dan Carter: 'There will be some personal motivation going on there'
England stunned New Zealand by emerging 19-7 winners in the 2019 World Cup semi-finals.
18 Nov, 9:09
Richard Cockerill urges England fans to drown out 'sterile' Haka
Cockerill famously confronted All Blacks hooker Norm Hewitt during the Maori war dance in 1997.
18 Nov, 6:44
Nigel Owens on the 'dangerous outcome' red card for Antoine Dupont
Nigel Owens has given his verdict on the red card shown to Antoine Dupont in last weekend’s win for France in the Autumn Nations…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 6:27
Watch: Joe Marler converts his 'worldie' try versus the Barbarians
Joe Marler scored what the Barbarians described as a worldie of a try for Harlequins on Thursday, just four days after playing an …
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 6:08
Leicester and Gloucester to contest The Slater Cup
Leicester Tigers and Gloucester are set to contest The Slater Cup as part of their Gallagher Premiership season.
Ian Cameron
18 Nov, 5:35
Dupont-less France limit changes to three for final game with Japan
France boss Fabien Galthie has opted to change just three of his starting XV for this Sunday’s Autumn Nations Series finale with…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 5:21
Foster marks the All Blacks report card ahead of England
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster believes his side are in a “really good space” as they approach the end of their Test tour w…
18 Nov, 5:13
'It's quite embarrassing really... I'd 100 per cent take it as a team recognition'
Ireland have won eight of their 10 Tests this year.
18 Nov, 4:45
Clubless England lock Joe Launchbury has named his new team
Clubless England second row Joe Launchbury is set to relaunch his career in the 2023 Japanese Top League after he was confirmed as…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 4:02
Five England talking points as All Blacks loom
England and New Zealand will meet for the 43rd time on Saturday with the All Blacks odd-on favourites to storm Twickenham.
18 Nov, 3:19
The Nigel Owens review of 'double movement' Sipili Falatea try
Nigel Owens has shared his thoughts on the much-debated Sipili Falatea try that clinched victory for France last Saturday night ov…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 2:51
2022/23 Premier 15s predictions: Who will be the ruler of England?
RugbyPass gives the rundown for the 2022/23 Premier 15s, sharing some key signings and giving our best estimate of where each team…
Matt Merritt
18 Nov, 2:30
What South Africa 'A' would do differently if they tour again
South Africa ‘A’ head coach Mzwandile Stick says his side would do things differently if they had do-over of their winless tou…
Ian Cameron
18 Nov, 1:56
'It would be great to get the All Blacks, Australia or Argentina here'
Bristol fly-half Callum Sheedy admits his side’s 26-18 win over a strong South African XV at a packed Ashton Gate will live long…
18 Nov, 1:36
The 2021 Rugby World Cup Alternative Awards
The final curtain call has come down on an unforgettable tournament in New Zealand and it's time to dish out some gongs
Will Owen
18 Nov, 1:30
'Counterproductive and totally inappropriate': World Rugby's Head of Match officials on Erasmus
World Rugby is yet to officially respond to Erasmus' latest outburst, however, Joël Jutge expressed confusion and concern at the …
17 Nov, 22:49
Brodie Retallick poised for uniquely historic outing at Twickenham
"Eleven players have done it and I've probably been around for nine". Retallick's wife and two children will be on hand to celebra…
Ned Lester
17 Nov, 22:23
'A load of bollocks': Justin Marshall on the All Blacks' inconsistencies
Ex-All Black captain Justin Marshall says it's too late to be 'tinkering' with selections. "If you don't know by now then the hors…
Ned Lester
17 Nov, 16:44
Neil de Kock: The adjustment the Boks must make against Italy
Jaques Nienaber’s men need to be accurate in terms of execution, disciplined and the non-negotiable is always physicality.
Neil de Kock
17 Nov, 16:00
Bristol Bears heap more misery on winless South Africans
South Africa’s struggles in Europe continued as their reserve XV slumped to a 26-18 defeat at the hands of a fired-up Bristol in…
17 Nov, 15:47
Andy Farrell anticipating Wallabies backlash will produce Dublin 'spectacle'
Farrell expects the alterations to create a "different vibe" and knows how dangerous the opposition can be, having tracked the Wal…
17 Nov, 15:39
MLR reveal new franchise: The Chicago Hounds
Major League Rugby have revealed a 12th franchise - The Hounds - who will be based out of Chicago.
Ian Cameron
17 Nov, 15:29
Italy revamp their front row in search of second win over Springboks
"We have studied our opponents and prepared as best as we can for our task. We will continue on this path, showing that we can be …
17 Nov, 15:07
'We are - as parents, as a family - bursting with pride'
Farrell junior is poised to join Jason Leonard and Ben Youngs on England’s exclusive list of male Test centurions.
17 Nov, 15:04
Eddie Jones heavily implies that England will respond to haka
The last time the two nations met, England ran out 19-7 winners in the 2019 World Cup semi-final.
17 Nov, 12:08
Richie Gray decision 'lasted four-and-a-half hours'
Veteran lock Richie was starting to re-establish himself in the Scotland team.
17 Nov, 11:55
Any of 4 nations could be world No.1 after this weekend
Any one of four nations can end the weekend ranked number one - with Ireland, France, New Zealand and South Africa all able to gra…
Kim Ekin
17 Nov, 11:39
Rassie Erasmus suspended by World Rugby
Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has been suspended by World Rugby after a string of Tweets over two weekends which foc…
Ian Cameron
17 Nov, 11:16
Sale follow Exeter's lead and bring in ex-Wasps academy signings
Sale have taken a leaf out of the Exeter recruitment book by signing two ex-Wasps academy players on long-term deals.
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 10:39
Tom Parton quits London Irish for Saracens
Saracens have confirmed the signing of Tom Parton from London Irish for the 2023/24 season.
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 10:29
Latest Erasmus tweet cautions Springboks fans abusing Wayne Barnes
Rassie Erasmus has called on Springboks fans to stop abusing Wayne Barnes after the referee was threatened and abused following hi…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 9:25
The truth is the Springboks just want it more
No other side with realistic ambitions at next year’s World Cup has struggled as much against their rivals as South Africa.
Daniel Gallan
17 Nov, 9:17
Eddie Jones explains his new back-row selection for NZ
Jones has picked two number eights in Billy Vunipola and Sam Simmonds.
17 Nov, 8:45
Scotland change two starters and overhaul their bench
Gregor Townsend has named a Scotland team that will host Argentina this Saturday at BT Murrayfield that shows just two changes fro…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 8:39
Newcastle retain Saracens' 'skilful' loanee Obatoyinbo
Newcastle Falcons have confirmed that Elliott Obatoyinbo will remain the club until the end of next season after impressing in a s…
Kim Ekin
17 Nov, 8:28
Eight XV changes for Ireland and uncapped forward named on bench
Andy Farrell has unveiled an Ireland team to host Australia this Saturday in Dublin that shows eight changes from the XV that secu…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 8:18
Hurting Wallabies make 10 changes in team for Ireland
Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie has wrung the changes ahead of their Autumn Nations Series match with Ireland following their sho…
Ian Cameron
17 Nov, 7:56
Nigel Owens has taken issue with Kennedy Simon yellow card call
Test centurion referee Nigel Owens has called into question the decision to only yellow card Kennedy Simon for her tackle on Engla…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 7:51
Dallaglio: 'You'd be lying if you said there wasn't a gap to bridge'
"We all trade in this unique currency called honest conversations and I think there will be an honest conversation in the England …
Josh Raisey
17 Nov, 7:32
The Nigel Owens verdict on the du Toit 'dangerous play' red card
Nigel Owens has given his verdict on the red card that resulted in Springboks back-rower Pieter-Steph du Toit getting banned for t…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 6:46
Jake White: The Springboks' unanswered questions
Italy are on an upward trajectory, but South Africa's World Cup winning coach can't see the Boks losing three in a row
Jake White
17 Nov, 6:25
Dupont banned for longer than PSDT for air challenge on Kolbe
Antoine Dupont has been banned for a longer period than Pieter Steph du Toit for his air hit on Cheslin Kolbe in Marseille.
Ian Cameron
17 Nov, 6:08
All Blacks change six, including a recall for ban-served Retallick
Ian Foster has confirmed an All Blacks team to take on England this Saturday in London that has six changes from the XV that beat …
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 5:42
Pieter Steph du Toit banned after denying head charge warranted red
Springboks loose forward Pieter Steph du Toit has been banned despite denying his head charge into France centre Jonathan Danty wa…
Ian Cameron
17 Nov, 5:38
England change three and also switch Itoje, plus keep faith in JVP
Eddie Jones has named an England team to face the All Blacks this Saturday at Twickenham that contains three changes from the XV t…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 5:23
Ange Capuozzo fires up the Italian renaissance
Italy are on a roll, beating Wales, Samoa and Australia in 2022 with a young, ambitious squad and South Africa need to be wary
Will Owen
17 Nov, 3:08
'Success dulls hunger': What makes the ABs 'dangerous' ahead of RWC
While the All Blacks are always under some degree of pressure and scrutiny, they “aren’t the number one dog in the house” an…
Finn Morton
17 Nov, 1:03
'Hurt like hell': Johnny Sexton admits he is still being fuelled by British and Irish Lions snub
Johnny Sexton says the enduring pain of being snubbed by the British and Irish Lions is fuelling his fine form.
16 Nov, 22:53
The curse of the Barrett brothers
Beauden Barrett would benefit immensely from Jordie Barrett's presence in the midfield.
Tom Vinicombe
16 Nov, 22:41
'It is strange': Ireland star reacts to 'pleasing' Player of the Year nomination
Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier said it was both “pleasing” and “strange” to be nominated for World Rugby’s Mens 15s …
16 Nov, 19:57
'That is massive to hear': Roos ready to fire against Italy with support from childhood hero
“There is the normal technical stuff which he always helps me with, but that little message that he sent me means quite a lot."
16 Nov, 17:36
'Ruthless': Ireland's blueprint for All Blacks toppling going unused
Scotland's inability to fatigue the All Blacks throughout the first three-quarters of the match made way for the All Blacks' late …
Ned Lester
16 Nov, 17:04
'I feel for Aussie': What's 'concerning' about the Wallabies' form
Former All Blacks hooker James Parsons has described the Wallabies’ “lack of consistency” as “concerning” following thei…
Finn Morton
16 Nov, 16:55
Tuisue banned after tackle he claimed was 'at most a yellow card'
Fiji back-rower Albert Tuisue has paid a heavy price for the tackle he claimed merited no more than a yellow card versus Ireland l…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 16:13
Ban has ended Richie Gray's Autumn Nations Series with Scotland
Hopes in Scotland that Richie Gray would escape a ban following the citing that arose from last Sunday’s defeat to the All Black…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 15:41
'Zen-like state': Owen Farrell's incredibly deep explanation of playing a test match
For Owen Farrell that job involves becoming completely immersed in Saturday’s all-too rare visit of the All Blacks to Twickenham…
16 Nov, 15:29
'In my view, he's the best player in the world'
Manu Tuilagi has been hailed as the best player in the world as the destructive England centre prepares to face the All Blacks.
16 Nov, 15:19
Sexton wants Wallabies scalp over world player of the year crown
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton insists he would rather beat Australia than be crowned world player of the year.
16 Nov, 15:11
Freddie Burns names the Leicester No9 he wants England to start
Freddie Burns has put his head on the chopping block ahead of Thursday’s latest England team announcement and named the Leiceste…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 13:58
Elton Jantjies exclusive: 'Believe me, it's nothing like that'
Elton Jantjies has broken his silence on his recent exclusion from the Springboks, explaining that it was the suggestion of SA dir…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 12:26
Elite Welsh outfit announced as seventh side to take part in World Schools Festival
Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) are the latest elite side to be announced as a part of the World Schools Festival in Thailand from…
Will Stace
16 Nov, 11:02
Springboks confirm Esterhuizen and others absent versus England
Next week is going to be a weird one for Andre Esterhuizen, the midfielder who is starting at inside centre for the Springboks whe…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 10:48
RPA statement: Demand to limit players to 30 games per season
The RPA have called for a limit of 30 games per season to reduce injury risk after new the publication of new research.
16 Nov, 10:15
Bordeaux statement: Termination of Christophe Urios' contract
Struggling Bordeaux have sacked Christophe Urios just ten games into the Top 14 season after victory in just four matches left the…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 8:45
Ex-England pick Kvesic leaves Worcester collapse behind for the URC
Former England back-rower Matt Kvesic has moved to the URC following the early-season collapse of Worcester in the Gallagher Premi…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 6:38
Springboks explain Etzebeth benching after 18 straight Tests starts
One constant of the Jacques Nienaber era in charge of the Springboks has been the selection of Eben Etzebeth to start in the secon…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 6:05
Erasmus' unforgettable 'tackies' introduction to Lukhanyo Am
Rassie Erasmus has paid tribute to the determination of Springboks talisman Lukhanyo Am to succeed in rugby, emerging from humble …
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 5:23
England pick seaside town as Rugby World Cup base camps revealed
England have chosen a coastal base camp that looks across the Channel to Hastings for the duration of their pool games at next yea…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 3:50
The 'massive' U15s trial first impression Farrell made on George
Owen Farrell has been credited with single-handedly transforming the mindset of rugby in England as he prepares to join the nation…
16 Nov, 3:12
The 'world-class' advice that has been the making of Dan Sheehan
Hooker Dan Sheehan always envisaged playing for Ireland but admits a whirlwind 2022 has exceeded expectations following his nomina…
16 Nov, 3:01
Scotland explain why they feel Richie Gray can escape sanction
Assistant coach Pieter de Villiers is confident Scotland lock Richie Gray will escape sanction after he was cited for foul play in…
16 Nov, 2:42
All Blacks' Codie Taylor pays England an 'athletes' compliment
New Zealand hooker Codie Taylor insists the All Blacks’ seismic World Cup semi-final defeat by England will have no bearing on S…
16 Nov, 2:33
'Like someone had shot him with a gun, you heard the rupture'
Josh Macleod is preparing to make his Wales debut against Georgia on Saturday. It would have happened last year against Six Nation…
16 Nov, 2:22
'Testing yourself against the best': Foley excited about showdown with Sexton
Neither age nor injury are slowing down Johnny Sexton, with the talismanic playmaker set to return to lead top-ranked Ireland agai…
16 Nov, 1:02
'It'd be great to see him play': The World Cup bolter who should play against England
Former Blues captain James Parsons believes Mark Telea is “in the race” for the All Blacks’ World Cup squad after the winger…
Finn Morton
16 Nov, 0:03
Why it's more important than ever to remain disciplined in Test rugby
Former All Blacks hooker James Parsons said “there’s just no guarantee” in international rugby anymore as he discussed the i…
Finn Morton
15 Nov, 23:05
Nigel Owens weighs in on Erasmus' Tweet storms with a stern message
Former referee Nigel Owens is the latest high profile name to step into the debate around Springboks Director of Rugby Rassie Eras…
Sam Smith
15 Nov, 21:59
'Need to step it up': Wallabies prepare to play for coach Rennie
The Wallabies are pledging to perform against Ireland as they look to help extend the contract of their "phenomenal coach" Dave Re…
15 Nov, 20:40
'It was a massive call… she'll go down in history, Ngan-Woo, with the likes of Stephen Donald'
Six-time Super Rugby champion Bryn Hall believes Joanah Ngan-Woo will “go down in history” after her match-winning play in the…
Finn Morton
15 Nov, 20:20
It should really be Ardie Savea over Am
Frankly, there is not another nominee who has produced in as many areas of the game as Savea. Their workloads are about half of wh…
Ben Smith
15 Nov, 19:42
'You made my dreams come true': Black Ferns star farewells rugby
Black Ferns great Kendra Cocksedge has penned an emotional tribute to rugby, as she officially farewelled the sport after playing …
Finn Morton
15 Nov, 18:09
The Black Ferns are the one thing that can save New Zealand Rugby
The All Blacks and NZR would benefit greatly from taking a few pages from the Black Ferns’ playbook. Be open, be accessible, be …
Hamish Bidwell
15 Nov, 16:12
England explain the Schmidt All Blacks influence they want to curb
England have highlighted the Joe Schmidt influence on the All Blacks that they will look to curb when the teams meet this Saturday…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 15:52
The England union player Seibold would love to see in the NRL
Incoming NRL head coach Anthony Seibold has named the one player from Eddie Jones’ England rugby union team he would love to see…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 15:10
Dan Robson becomes the latest ex-Wasps player to land in the Top 14
Out-of-favour England scrum-half Dan Robson has drawn a line under last month’s Wasps redundancy by sourcing himself a new club …
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 13:36
Another ex-Worcester player gets sorted as Neild moves to the URC
Cameron Neild has become the latest free agent ex-Worcester player to source a new club as the back-rower was confirmed as a new G…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 13:15
Cokanasiga missing as Jones reduces England squad from 36 to 25
Two Joes who featured in last weekend’s England win over Japan - Joe Cokanasiga and Joe Heyes - have been omitted after Eddie Jo…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 11:49
Barbarians name team for Harlequins with Brown chosen as captain
Ex-England full-back Mike Brown has been named Barbarians captain for Thursday night’s tour game has Harlequins, the London club…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 11:22
England react to referee Raynal's emergency All Blacks appointment
England have reacted to the development on Tuesday that Mathieu Raynal, not Nic Berry, will be the referee in charge of this Satur…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 10:47
Anthony Seibold has broken silence on why he had to quit England
Soon-to-exit assistant coach Anthony Seibold has broken his silence on his decision to quit England for the NRL back home in Austr…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 8:07
World Rugby statement: Nic Berry replaced as England-All Blacks ref
French referee Mathieu Raynal is suddenly enjoying an unscheduled very busy November as he has followed his late appointment for l…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 6:56
Erasmus responds to fears he could be in trouble with World Rugby
Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has given his answer after being asked on Tuesday at an unscheduled media briefing appearance if he…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 6:24
Six changes for Wales including a new cap No8 and two bench rookies
Wayne Pivac has named a Wales team showing six changes to play Georgia this Saturday, including a debut at No8 for Josh Macleod fo…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 5:24
Springboks make four XV changes, bench Eben, go for six/two split
Jacques Nienaber has reacted to the latest defeat for his Springboks side by naming a team to take on Italy this Saturday in Genoa…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 5:03
'Richard Cockerill, in a game of touch, punched me in the face'
Austin Healey had recalled getting punched by Richard Cockerill at his first-ever Leicester training session, a distinctive style …
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 3:45
'Don't be a parasite' warns Erasmus in his latest Twitter message
Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has posted his latest tweet, defending his use of social media in recent days to highlight his rugb…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 2:40
'Certainly good enough': Wallabies assistant adamant team can win RWC
The Wallabies have vowed to wield the axe on serial penalty offenders in a bid to defy the doomsayers by winning next year's Rugb…
15 Nov, 0:32
'He is our best 12 option': The All Blacks' 'big' midfield dilemma
Less than a year out from the Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks have some major selection decisions to make ahead of their final Tes…
Finn Morton
15 Nov, 0:18
'He's earned their respect': Australian-born Irish winger nominated for award after breakout season
Australian-born Irish winger Mack Hansen's brilliant arrival on the Test scene has been acknowledged by World Rugby while a pair…
14 Nov, 23:42
'Women's rugby has changed forever, not only in New Zealand but around the world'
Black Ferns international Chelsea Semple believes “women’s rugby has changed forever” after last weekend’s sold-out World …
Finn Morton
14 Nov, 22:10
Seven players who will star at the next Women's Rugby World Cup
In 2025 England will host the tournament with an expanded 16 teams. Which players from this World Cup might standout in three year…
Adam Julian
14 Nov, 21:59
'Don't think we've quite got that right': How red card changed RWC final
The Black Ferns’ incredible 34-31 win over England in last weekend’s World Cup final at Eden Park was a thrilling end to a gro…
Finn Morton
14 Nov, 20:02
'New Joubert in town': Questions over Telea's match-winning try left unanswered
The All Blacks scored two tries while Dempsey was off the park including Mark Telea's second try which many felt deserved a second…
Sam Smith
14 Nov, 18:44
'Feels really rough': The All Black 'robbed' of world's best nomination
World Rugby has announced the four nominees for Mens 15s Player of the Year, but the glaring omission of an All Blacks star has st…
Finn Morton
14 Nov, 17:55
How a samurai sword and a kiwifruit inspired England's WC semi-final win in 2019
Underpinning the conviction that the All Blacks can be toppled on Saturday is England's emphatic 19-7 victory in Yokohama.
14 Nov, 15:20
Johnny Sexton one of 4 nominated for world player of the year
The Ireland pair are on a four-man shortlist for the men’s award.
14 Nov, 15:05
Saracens lock gets Scotland call-up
Hamish Watson and Rory Sutherland have withdrawn from the squad through injury.
14 Nov, 14:57
Sell-out international matches are 'hopefully the future' for Bristol
Bristol Bears boss Pam Lam believes the club’s sold-out clash with South Africa at Ashton Gate on Thursday offers one way of try…
Chris Jones
14 Nov, 12:49
Rowlands and Lydiate ruled out of Autumn Nations
Wales have been forced to call up two forwards after losing lock Will Rowlands and back row Dan Lydiate with injuries sustained ag…
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 11:33
Director of rugby Andy Friend to leave Connacht
Connacht director of rugby Andy Friend will leave the province at the end of the season, the United Rugby Championship outfit have…
14 Nov, 10:10
Watch: Rare haka versus haka at Tottenham Hotspur stadium
The crowd at the Barbarians versus All Blacks XV game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were treated to that rarest of rare sights …
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 8:53
Carbery and Henshaw ruled out as Ireland take on Australia
Ireland’s Joey Carbery and Robbie Henshaw have been ruled out of Saturday’s Bank of Ireland Nations fixture against Australia.…
14 Nov, 8:20
Steward takes charge as England momentum is restored
After their shock loss to Argentina, England steady the ship to down Japan as the All Blacks juggernaut rolls into town
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
14 Nov, 8:10
Five things we learned from this weekend's Autumn Nations
We examine five things we have learned from Saturday’s games.
14 Nov, 7:51
Five changes in 12-Bok South Africa 'A' team for Bristol
There are five changes to the SA 'A' team that will face Bristol Bears following their shock loss to Munster in Cork last week.
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 6:04
Two players added as England name 36-man squad for NZ
Newcastle Falcons Adam Radwan is one two players recalled into Eddie Jones' England squad for All Blacks week.
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 5:49
The 4-man shortlist for World Rugby's coach of the year award
The Ireland boss is one of four men nominated for the prize.
14 Nov, 5:23
Watch: 'Ban her' - Pitch intruder gate crashes Red Roses huddle
There have been calls for a pitch intruder who gate-crashed a Red Roses huddle during the Rugby World Cup final in Auckland to be …
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 5:10
Jacob Umaga signs for Italian URC side Benetton
In a major coup for the Italian URC side, Benetton have signed England prospect Jacob Umaga. Umaga has signed a deal that will see…
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 4:36
Breakthrough player of the year nominees revealed
World Rugby have revealed the Breakthrough Player of the Year nominees ahead of the World Rugby Awards which will be held in Monac…
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 4:19
Jack van Poortvliet must start against the All Blacks - Andy Goode
England were always expected to physically dominate Japan but some key lessons will have been learned and Jack van Poortvliet has …
Andy Goode
14 Nov, 3:33
Ireland boss Andy Farrell conducts inquest after 'awful' Fiji display
An under-strength Ireland saw off Fiji 35-17.
14 Nov, 3:07
'It's systemic': How indiscipline is hurting the Wallabies
Damning statistics have revealed the Wallabies' discipline is worsening despite repeated warnings, supporting a blast from former…
14 Nov, 0:24
The incredible RWC moment that left aspiring Black Fern 'in shock'
While the Black Ferns were able to unite and inspire a nation throughout their incredible World Cup run, the tournament’s greate…
Finn Morton
14 Nov, 0:10
'Fend on Stuart Hogg': All Black debutant Mark Telea's dream start at Murrayfield
All Blacks debutant Mark Telea got off to a dream debut with a try within seven minutes against Scotland at Murrayfield.
Ben Smith
13 Nov, 22:57
'Good signs of growth': How the All Blacks beat Scotland
After a mixed international season, coach Ian Foster believes the All Blacks showed “good signs of growth” during their hard-f…
Finn Morton
13 Nov, 22:29
'We were in pretty good control': Why the All Blacks always believed they'd beat Scotland
The All Blacks’ thrilling win over Scotland reflects the resilience, passion and skill that the team has – they never panicked…
Finn Morton
13 Nov, 20:54
Wallabies great slams 'poor coaching' after first ever loss to Italy
Wallabies great Drew Mitchell doesn’t believe Australia were “in a position to make 12 changes” to their starting XV before …
Finn Morton
13 Nov, 18:39
Wrong place, wrong time: Red Roses rotten final a case of 'black magic'
England beating the Black Ferns in front of a packed Eden Park, on New Zealand soil, in a World Cup final? It may have been what s…
Ben Smith
13 Nov, 18:09
The vibe of the Black Ferns is something England must understand
England if you’re going to win the World Cup at Eden Park, you must understand the vibe better. It’s not an exact science but …
Adam Julian
13 Nov, 16:58
England star determined not to be star struck by All Blacks
England take on the All Blacks at Twickenham on Saturday.
13 Nov, 16:39
Only one loss compares to Scotland's near miss on All Blacks win
The hosts were 24-13 up heading into the final quarter before the All Blacks fought back.
13 Nov, 15:36
Scotland freeze in face of history as All Blacks claim fightback win
Gregor Townsend’s side had led 23-14 heading into the final quarter.
13 Nov, 11:19
All Blacks player ratings vs Scotland | Autumn Nations Series
The All Blacks banked their sixth win on the trot by downing Scotland in Edinburgh. Who were their best performers?
Tom Vinicombe
13 Nov, 10:51
Scotland player ratings vs New Zealand | Autumn Nations Series
Gavin Harper
13 Nov, 10:42
Springboks heroism shone through the chaos of Marseille
It washed over us like a gathering storm. A cacophony of sound that rattled glass and steel and bones. Down below an electric ligh…
Daniel Gallan
13 Nov, 9:52
Unwanted England star saves day as Saracens mount unlikely comeback
Saracens produced a magnificent comeback to seal a 45-39 victory over Northampton and maintain their unbeaten Gallagher Premiershi…
13 Nov, 9:21
Ireland prop Jeremy Loughman has unorthodox initiation song teed up
The American-born prop made quite the impact.
13 Nov, 9:03
Five England takeaways: Backing Jack, samurai Faz and 'elbows down'
England got their autumn show back on the road with Saturday’s 52-13 win over Japan six days after the excruciating 29-30 loss t…
Liam Heagney
13 Nov, 4:45
'I'll be giving them a bit of lip, a little niggle at the rucks'
Surplus All Blacks winger George Bridge didn’t imagine life would pan out like this, packing his life into a couple of bags and …
Liam Heagney
13 Nov, 4:30
Rassie's new video has done 'irreparable harm' in wake of French loss
As sure as the tide goes out, Rassie Erasmus has posted a video on Twitter in the wake of South Africa's latest Test loss.
Ian Cameron
13 Nov, 4:02
'I'm in a different headspace from looking to retire a few weeks ago'
John Ryan can’t believe the bucket moments he is suddenly ticking off his list. Just a few weeks ago, when Wasps went to the wal…
Liam Heagney
13 Nov, 4:00
South Africa 'A' lose another Springbok ahead of Bristol game
South Africa A have lost another Springbok ahead of their game with Bristol Bears, with utility back Aphelele Fassi ruled out due …
Kim Ekin
13 Nov, 3:37
The 'ridiculous' Freddie Steward 'flashiness' Jones wants to curb
Eddie Jones led the chorus of praise for man of the match Freddie Steward after Saturday’s comprehensive England win over Japan,…
Liam Heagney
13 Nov, 3:00
Picking the Rugby World Cup 2021 team of the tournament
With the tournament over, we put together our XV of the players who have impressed us throughout the last six weeks.
Matt Merritt
13 Nov, 2:32
'We are no chance': Wallabies great makes major World Cup call
Fed-up former World Cup captain Stirling Mortlock says Rugby Australia must draw a line in the sand after the Wallabies' "train …
13 Nov, 0:57
How the 'Black Ferns legacy' inspired 'dream' RWC final win
World Cup winner Theresa Fitzpatrick said the Black Ferns “played a little bit” for the legacy of the jersey, and the players …
Finn Morton
13 Nov, 0:15
'One of the great experiences of my life': Smith 'proud' after RWC triumph
The Black Ferns’ World Cup triumph is an incredible story of redemption and resilience, as the team dared to dream under the bri…
Finn Morton
12 Nov, 23:05
'Part of our vision was wanting to inspire the nation and I think that's what we've done'
The Black Ferns’ epic World Cup run captured the imagination and hearts of a nation in a way that many didn’t see coming – i…
Finn Morton
12 Nov, 21:09
Wallabies player ratings vs Italy | Autumn Nations Series
Another week, another heartbreaking loss for the Wallabies, who were beaten by Italy for the first time ever in Florence on Sunday…
Finn Morton
12 Nov, 19:14
Springboks player ratings vs France | Autumn Nation Series
Some of you will balk at the numbers posted below. A few may even assume that the Springboks came out on top of a thrilling encoun…
Daniel Gallan
12 Nov, 18:19
France edge South Africa in titanic, controversial game in Marseille
France have beaten world champions South Africa by 30-26 in a brutal rugby Test in Marseille, completing a sweep of the southern h…
12 Nov, 17:15
Springboks fans float conspiracy theory around final French try
Springboks fans are floating a conspiracy theory around France's final try in their dramatic Autumn Nations Series victory over So…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 16:59
'The game flashed before our eyes': All Blacks reflect on Scotland history
It's been five years since Scotland came oh so close to grabbing a first-ever win over the All Blacks.
Tom Vinicombe
12 Nov, 16:46
Exeter Chiefs end losing run but only just
Exeter Chiefs ended their three-match losing streak with a hard-fought 22-17 triumph over London Irish at Sandy Park in the Gallag…
12 Nov, 16:07
Watch: 'Red card all day long' - PSTD sent off for head charge
Springboks loose forward Pieter Steph du Toit has been sensationally sent off for charging head-first into France centre Jonathan …
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 14:46
Jones backtracks on TV Smith/Farrell quip and has pop at Woodward
Eddie Jones has backtracked on his live TV comment that Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell is a strategy now seemingly set in stone for…
Liam Heagney
12 Nov, 14:10
Wales' amped up defence sees off Argentina
Tries from number eight Taulupe Faletau and scrum-half Tomos Williams saw them home.
12 Nov, 14:00
Just two teams left in race for final Rugby World Cup berth
Just two teams - Portugal and the USA - are left in the race for the final spot at next year's Rugby World Cup in France.
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 12:50
Jones' 'they are there for the taking' warning for the All Blacks
Eddie Jones has issued a warning to the All Blacks after declaring himself impressed with Saturday’s seven-try, 52-13 win for En…
Liam Heagney
12 Nov, 12:44
Snubbed England star bags 60m scorcher as Newcastle edge Gloucester
Newcastle turned the form-book on its head with a thrilling 27-21 victory in a remarkable game at Gloucester.
12 Nov, 12:02
England player ratings vs Japan | Autumn Nations Series
England player ratings live from Twickenham: Eddie Jones’ England tuned up for next weekend’s showdown with the All Blacks wit…
Liam Heagney
12 Nov, 11:40
England reclaim mojo in comfortable Japan win
Marcus Smith and Guy Porter both scored two tries as England hit back from their shock home loss to Argentina.
12 Nov, 11:38
Andy Farrell scathing of 'underwhelming' Ireland display
The much-changed Irish were far below their free-flowing best.
12 Nov, 11:13
Wales player ratings vs Argentina | Autumn Nations Series
Tom Vinicombe
12 Nov, 11:03
The Eddie Jones message sent to crestfallen Red Roses
England head coach Eddie Jones sent a heartfelt message commiserating with the Red Roses after their narrow loss to the Black Fern…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 10:53
Rennie fronts the press as Wallabies make wrong kind of history
Even Dave Rennie was left empathising with disillusioned Australian rugby fans after presiding over the Wallabies' inglorious firs…
12 Nov, 10:34
Fiji player ratings vs Ireland | Autumn Nations Series
Fiji have fallen to a 35-17 defeat at the hands of Ireland in Dublin. How did they fare in the loss?
Tom Vinicombe
12 Nov, 9:49
Nick Timoney bags brace as much-changed Ireland beat 14-man Fiji
Fiji had flanker Albert Tuisue sent off for a high tackle on Joey Carbery.
12 Nov, 9:49
Italy make history by downing the Wallabies in Florence
The Wallabies have plumbed new lows, losing to Italy for the first time in a 28-27 thriller in Florence.
12 Nov, 9:20
Ireland player ratings vs Fiji | Autumn Nations Series
Irish player ratings: A lot the pre-game chat was around Vern Cotter's remarks that Ireland would treat the game like a training s…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 9:02
Late change for England as Jack Nowell drops out
England have been forced into a late change for their Autumn Nations Series game versus Japan as winger Jack Nowell has been withd…
Liam Heagney
12 Nov, 8:32
'Cheap and nasty' - The World Cup final complaint irking fans
While the general response to the Rugby World Cup final in Auckland has been overwhelmingly positive, there's one element of the e…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 6:55
'There is no blame culture in this team. We're all accountable'
Tournament hosts New Zealand clung on for a 34-31 at Eden Park against an England side reduced to 14 after 18 minutes.
12 Nov, 5:35
England would 'absolutely' have won 'by plenty' if not for red card
Former England international Vicky Fleetwood believes England would have lifted the Rugby World Cup in Eden Park with ease if it w…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 5:16
What Worcester contingent told colleagues as they boost Bath
Bath head of rugby Johann van Graan paid tribute to the Worcester exiles who contributed so wholeheartedly to a last-minute 19-18 …
12 Nov, 4:40
'One result doesn't define the squad that we are, the people we are'
The Red Roses came up just short at Eden Park, losing for the first time in 31 matches.
12 Nov, 3:59
Black Ferns player ratings vs England | Rugby World Cup 2021
England raced out to a 14-0 lead after tries to Ellie Kildunne and Amy Cokayne as the forwards took apart the Black Ferns, but a r…
Ben Smith
12 Nov, 3:26
England fans are all saying the same thing about Red Roses loss
Gutted is the go-to word on the lips of English rugby this morning. The Red Roses, hot favourites for the tournament, lost 34-31 t…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 3:25
Red Roses player ratings vs new Zealand| Rugby World Cup 2021
Heart break at Eden Park for the Red Roses, as an uncharacteristic loss at the line-out with the clock already in the red saw them…
Matt Merritt
12 Nov, 2:44
New Zealand shock England to win Rugby World Cup final
England have lost 34-31 to New Zealand in the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Auckland.
12 Nov, 2:41
France win another bronze at Women's Rugby World Cup
France have run in five tries to thrash Canada 36-0 in the Women's Rugby World Cup third-place playoff at Eden Park.
12 Nov, 0:06
Alex Cuthbert: Pumas should be 'wary' of kicking long with Louis Rees-Zammit at fullback
Wales' star winger steps into fullback for the third time in his professional career with Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams both i…
11 Nov, 18:06
'Take the game by the scruff of the neck': Itoje warns Japan of 'confrontational' England response
“The England response I’m expecting to see is a team full of energy, a team that’s physical, tough and ready to take the gam…
11 Nov, 16:45
Prem shock: Bath snatch dramatic late victory over Leicester
Bath pulled off a stunning 19-18 victory over defending Gallagher Premiership champions Leicester.
11 Nov, 16:41
'Records have tumbled, personalities have been projected and barriers smashed'
"Rugby World Cup 2021 has proven to be a triumph for rugby, women's sport and New Zealand," World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont sai…
11 Nov, 16:10
Argentina forced into late change as skipper Montoya is ruled out
The best-laid Argentina plan to start the same XV against Wales that defeated England last Sunday at Twickenham came unstuck at Fr…
Liam Heagney
11 Nov, 14:19
RECAP: New Zealand vs England live updates | Rugby World Cup 2021 Final
Get live updates from Eden Park as the New Zealand Black Ferns meet England's Red Roses in the Women's Rugby World Cup Final.
Sam Smith
11 Nov, 13:58
RECAP: Canada Women vs France Women LIVE | Rugby World Cup 2021
Get live updates from Eden Park as Canada Women face France Women in the 3rd place playoff at the Women's Rugby World Cup 2021.
Sam Smith
11 Nov, 13:35
IRFU touch on English club rugby woes as their own mixed forecast revealed
Wasps entered administration and were suspended from the Gallagher Premiership, a week after Worcester were wound up.
11 Nov, 12:04
Premiership Rugby statement: The revised 11-team fixtures list
Premiership Rugby have revealed the revised 11-team top-flight fixtures list that will take the 2022/23 season from the start of J…
Liam Heagney
11 Nov, 11:54
England camp deny players are being held back
Attack coach Martin Gleeson denies that England are holding anything back in attack after a lacklustre showing against Los Pumas i…
11 Nov, 11:46
The Gregor Townsend verdict on Finn Russell recall as Scotland No10
Gregor Townsend has praised the professionalism of Finn Russell after he handed the recalled stand-off an instant return to the Sc…
11 Nov, 11:15
Harlequins statement: Joe Marchant exit confirmed
Liam Heagney
11 Nov, 10:56
The return of Dalton Papali'i puts Sam Cane's spot in jeopardy
Sam Cane might be the All Blacks captain but Dalton Papali'i could be the No 7 they need.
Nick Bishop
11 Nov, 10:45