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The message North gave to his Wales teammates ahead of his final match
Wales star George North fought back tears as he reflected on an international career that saw him “live a dream”.
PA
13 Mar, 11:01
Title-chasing England U20s change four, include two new starters
The English were denied a shot at the Grand Slam by Ireland’s last-gasp, game-levelling converted try at The Rec last Friday.
Liam Heagney
13 Mar, 10:16
Ex England centre Jonathan Joseph to team up with Zach Mercer again
Former England centre Jonathan Joseph is the third player to have committed to the Barbarians for their clash with Fiji in June at…
Josh Raisey
13 Mar, 10:05
Ben Earl explains why he was unsatisfied with his Ireland display
The English player was named official man of the match for the second time in this Guinness Six Nations after providing the tip of…
PA
13 Mar, 9:02
Wales great George North announces international retirement
Wales centre George North has confirmed that Saturday's Guinness Six Nations encounter with Italy will be his last match in Test r…
Josh Raisey
13 Mar, 8:16
World Cup winner Trevor Nyakane's return to South Africa is confirmed
United Rugby Championship strugglers the Sharks have confirmed the signing of World Cup winning prop Trevor Nyakane, as reported b…
Josh Raisey
13 Mar, 8:02
Elusive Teddy Thomas opens up on media, attention and fatherhood
As a guest on BastaShow, the international winger spoke openly about his family, his doubts, his mistakes, and his aspirations. A …
Exclusive
Willy Billiard
13 Mar, 7:48
Four changes for Wales for the wooden spoon game versus Italy
The Welsh were beaten 24-45 by the French in Cardiff last Sunday and their reaction for the wooden spoon encounter versus the Ital…
Liam Heagney
13 Mar, 7:40
Werner Kok to become the first Ulster signing for 2024/25
Fissler Confidential reported a couple of weeks ago that Kok, the 31-year-old who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and …
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
13 Mar, 7:21
Eddie Jones eyes huge Japanese rankings surge with 'new style'
Japan's returning head coach Eddie Jones has said that there is "no reason" why his side cannot break into the top four of the wor…
Josh Raisey
13 Mar, 6:58
Rory Hutchinson has agreed a contract extension at Northampton
Saints director of rugby Phil Dowson told a media call on Tuesday that news about the future of Cambridge-born Hutchinson, who is …
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
13 Mar, 6:58
The Last Chance Saloon
The final furlong is in sight and every nation will be stretching every sinew in order to depart this Six Nations with a pocketful…
FEATURE
Graham Simmons
13 Mar, 6:23
How petit general Le Garrec inspired Jekyll-and-Hyde France
The Racing 92 tyro's Cardiff masterclass eased the pressure on his truculent coach Fabien Galthie.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
13 Mar, 5:31
2.6 million reasons why Wallabies review had to be released
Rugby Australia had no choice but to release the findings of their 2023 review, but will the lessons be heeded?
FEATURE
Brett McKay
13 Mar, 5:26
Scotland held ‘hard-hitting’ review of crushing defeat - Steve Tandy
The Scots’ championship hopes went up in smoke in Rome as they squandered a 22-10 lead to lose 31-29 against an improving Italy …
PA
13 Mar, 4:32
Fijian Drua name eight changes from team that beat Crusaders
The Fijian Drua will look to back up their big win over the reigning Super Rugby pacific champion Crusaders with a new-look 23 aga…
Ned Lester
13 Mar, 1:19
Rebels prop Taniela Tupou returns to starting side to face former team
Former Reds enforcer Taniela Tupou will start at tighthead prop against his old side on Friday night.
Finn Morton
13 Mar, 0:50
Tana Umaga set for milestone as rookie earns start for Moana Pasifika
It's a special week for coach Tana Umaga who will lead the team into his 50th Super Rugby Pacific game as a head coach.
Ned Lester
13 Mar, 0:49
Brumbies name unchanged backline for clash with Highlanders in Dunedin
Stephen Larkham has named an unchanged backline ahead of the Brumbies’ clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin.
Finn Morton
13 Mar, 0:35
Ex-Maori All Blacks backrower Reed Prinsep named on Western Force’s bench
Former Maori All Blacks and Hurricanes backrower Reed Prinsep has been named to come off the pine in the Western Force’s upcomin…
Finn Morton
13 Mar, 0:16
Injury toll rises with Max Jorgensen ruled out of Waratahs’ clash with Blues
Wallabies hopeful Max Jorgensen has been ruled out of the Waratahs Round Four clash with the Blues at Allianz Stadium.
Finn Morton
13 Mar, 0:00
Rising star Harry McLaughlin-Phillips earns Reds start to play Rebels
Harry McLaughlin-Phillips has been handed a start in the No. 10 jersey ahead of Queensland’s clash with the Rebels in Melbourne.
Finn Morton
12 Mar, 23:38
Crusaders reveal Scott Barrett injury, name team to face top dog Hurricanes
The Crusaders are reeling after suffering their third straight loss to start the Super Rugby pacific season.
Ned Lester
12 Mar, 23:36
Hurricanes name high-powered bench in team to play the Crusaders
The Hurricanes have named a strong side as they look to continue their undefeated start to the season and back-to-back wins over t…
Ben Smith
12 Mar, 23:25
Chiefs make multiple changes as they look to return to winning ways
The Chiefs have made seven changes to their starting side to play the Fijian Drua.
Finn Morton
12 Mar, 23:19
More youth injected into Highlanders unit to face Brumbies
A mountainous task requires a fit and firing team and that's exactly what coach Clarke Dermody has named for the encounter.
Ned Lester
12 Mar, 23:12
All Blacks trio return to starting side as Blues look to bounce back vs. Tahs
All Blacks Caleb Clarke, Hoskins Sotutu and Ofa Tu’ungafasi have been named to return to the Blues’ starting side.
Finn Morton
12 Mar, 22:59
‘Really positive’: Rob Penney insists winless Crusaders are ‘not far away'
Coach Rob Penney insists the Crusaders are “not far away” from where they need to be despite falling to their record-equalling…
Finn Morton
12 Mar, 20:52
The race is on: Two front-runners emerge in bid to be Wallabies' No. 10
Western Force No. 10 Ben Donaldson has emerged as Australia’s best fly-half during the opening few rounds of Super Rugby Pacific…
Finn Morton
12 Mar, 19:51
Why Jordan Petaia’s NRL link is ‘a scary prospect’ for Australian rugby
Former Wallaby Cameron Shepherd has explained how losing Jordan Petaia to a rival code is “a scary prospect” for Australian ru…
Finn Morton
12 Mar, 19:04
Tony Brown now open to coaching All Blacks after turning down 2019 offer
The defending World Champions' new attack coach also spoke of his long-standing admiration for the Springboks.
Ned Lester
12 Mar, 18:59
Former Wallaby encourages fans to ‘enjoy’ Crusaders’ winless run
Former Wallaby Cameron Shepherd has encouraged Super Rugby Pacific fans to “enjoy” the Crusaders’ winless start to the seaso…
Finn Morton
12 Mar, 18:21
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week: Jordie who? Reds are the real deal
The Super Rugby Pacific team of the week is dominated by Hurricanes and Reds players who produced in their respective wins over th…
Opinion
Ben Smith
12 Mar, 17:22
Les Kiss issues plea for Rugby Australia to retain 'special' star Jordan Petaia
Queensland Reds coach Les Kiss is confident fullback Jordan Petaia won't be lost to the NRL and has called for greater protection …
AAP
12 Mar, 16:50
'The gap's definitely closing': Waratahs flanker hungry for more wins over Kiwis
The New Zealand-born pilferer will go head to head with childhood rival Dalton Papali'i, as well as having to contend with Anton S…
AAP
12 Mar, 16:38
Tupou on facing old team: 'If I have to hurt them to make us win then I have to do it'
The Test prop joined the Rebels this season on a huge money deal, having started his career with the Reds back in 2016 and going o…
AAP
12 Mar, 16:24
Gloucester sign Wales No10 Gareth Anscombe
Gloucester have announced the signing of Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe ahead of next season, as reported by RugbyPass. 
Josh Raisey
12 Mar, 15:27
Ireland handed double injury boost ahead of Six Nations decider
Ireland pair Calvin Nash and Ciaran Frawley are on track to feature in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations title decider with Scotla…
PA
12 Mar, 13:03
Now is the time for Borthwick to make bold selection call – Andy Goode
It may sound odd to some in the wake of England’s momentous win over Ireland, their best performance for five years, but Marcus …
Opinion
Andy Goode
12 Mar, 12:39
Is the balance of power shifting across the Tasman?
The Reds' win over the Chiefs hints at a sea change in a struggling Super Rugby Pacific.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
12 Mar, 12:12
England wing Immanuel Feyi-Waboso out of France clash
Immanuel Feyi-Waboso has been ruled out of England’s Guinness Six Nations clash with France on Saturday after self-reporting sym…
PA
12 Mar, 11:23
Kolisi's Springboks captaincy in doubt after latest Erasmus comments
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has hinted that Siya Kolisi might lose his captaincy after opting to play abroad.
Josh Raisey
12 Mar, 11:01
Argentinian duo sign new Saracens deals
Saracens' Argentinian duo of Juan Martin Gonzalez and Lucio Cinti have both signed new long-term deals with the reigning Gallagher…
Josh Raisey
12 Mar, 9:53
Scotland prop Elliot Millar-Mills commits to Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints have confirmed that tighthead prop Elliot Millar-Mills has signed a new contract to extend his stay at Franklin…
Josh Raisey
12 Mar, 8:23
Munster set to face All Blacks XV this year
Munster have confirmed a fixture with the All Blacks XV at Thomond Park in November.
Josh Raisey
12 Mar, 7:39
Lood de Jager: 'I'm very thankful, it could have ended terribly'
Seven months ago there were grave fears that the Springbok lock’s stellar career might have suddenly abruptly ended at the age o…
Interview
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 6:50
Rassie Erasmus adds Top 14 winner to his Springboks staff
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has added performance analyst Paddy Sullivan to his new-look coaching team.
Josh Raisey
12 Mar, 6:22
Gollings' Fiji successor outlines 'criteria' for Olympic gold defence
Newly-appointed Fiji 7s men’s head coach Osea Kolinisau has arrived from the USA to replace Ben Gollings, who it has been reveal…
Chris Jones
12 Mar, 5:22
Dylan Hartley: 'Watershed' England win, 'inspirational' Jamie George
The retired Test captain was there in person, lapping it all up – and he wouldn’t change a thing. Not even the dramatic way th…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
12 Mar, 5:11
Adam Beard calls on Wales to stand and be counted
Adam Beard says there can be no “ifs or buts” for Wales when it comes to dealing with the pressure of a Guinness Six Nations w…
PA
12 Mar, 4:36
Waisale Serevi: 'Without Hong Kong Sevens there would be no Olympic Sevens. It’s everything.'
This year’s Hong Kong Sevens (5-7 April) will be celebrating its 30th year in the iconic Hong Kong Stadium and looking forward t…
Jon Newcombe
12 Mar, 4:00
Irish-born Green Bay Packers ace’s advice for NFL hopeful Louis Rees-Zammit
Green Bay Packers punter Daniel Whelan has shared some advice for Louis Rees-Zammit as the Welshman looks to make his NFL dream a …
Interview
Finn Morton
12 Mar, 0:43
Fullback Love: 'He is the number 15 for the All Blacks right now'
With the try-scoring phenom Jordan unlikely to feature in the two Tests against England or the following week's clash with Fiji in…
Ned Lester
11 Mar, 23:47
‘Lit a fire’: Dropped All Black Hoskins Sotutu’s secret to stunning form
Hoskins Sotutu has returned to the Blues in Super Rugby Pacific with a vengeance this season after missing out on representative h…
Interview
Finn Morton
11 Mar, 21:29
‘I love that guy’: Australians react to Julian Savea’s ‘unreal’ try record
Broadcaster Sean Maloney has described Julian Savea’s latest achievement as “unreal."
Finn Morton
11 Mar, 20:10
Why ex-Wallaby had ‘bad feeling’ Tahs would struggle late vs. Highlanders
Stephen Hoiles “had a bad feeling” the Waratahs weren’t going to hold on for a win over the visiting Highlanders.
Finn Morton
11 Mar, 19:28
Crumbling Crusaders: 'I reckon they need to have a mini emergency meeting'
The Crusaders flew to Fiji to square off with a winless Drua while hoping to avoid a hat trick of losses themselves to start the 2…
Ned Lester
11 Mar, 19:09
Chiefs may no longer be SRP favourites after underdog Reds’ famous upset
Stephen Hoiles has branded the Reds’ Round Three win as a much-needed “feel good story” after they potentially knocked the C…
Finn Morton
11 Mar, 18:43
How England's licence to thrill torpedoed an Irish Slam
Steve Borthwick unleashed a brilliant transition counterattack which Ireland simply didn't see coming.
Analysis
Ben Smith
11 Mar, 17:45
Mitchell lauds Red Roses depth as he unveils Women's Six Nations squad
England coach John Mitchell insisted the five-time defending Women’s Six Nations champions have “huge” potential for growth …
Martyn Thomas
11 Mar, 14:38
'It’s sink or swim, really' - Joe Roberts upbeat despite testing rebuilding phase
Wales head into next Saturday’s Cardiff finale against Italy after suffering four successive defeats in this season’s tourname…
PA
11 Mar, 12:12
Trio return as England name three uncapped players in Women's Six Nations squad
John Mitchell has named three uncapped players in his first Women’s Six Nations squad as England coach, while there are returns …
Martyn Thomas
11 Mar, 12:00
Scotland centre Matt Scott ready to leave Leicester Tigers
Former Scotland international Matt Scott has spoken to Edinburgh about signing up for a third spell when his contract with Leicest…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
11 Mar, 11:24
Hamish Watson one of three released by Scotland after Italy loss
Flanker Hamish Watson is out of the Scotland squad ahead of their Guinness Six Nations encounter with Ireland in Dublin this Satur…
Josh Raisey
11 Mar, 11:08
Italy make historic leap in world rankings ahead of crunch Wales clash
Italy have been richly rewarded for their impressive 31-29 win over Scotland in the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday by climbing t…
Josh Raisey
11 Mar, 10:03
Looking back at the 3 most exciting Six Nations weekends to date
The 2024 Guinness Six Nations burst into life with a memorable fourth round of action that produced thrilling victories for Italy,…
PA
11 Mar, 9:53
Clive Woodward calls out Ben Earl over post-match comments
Sir Clive Woodward has criticised England's outstanding No.8 - Ben Earl - following his side's 23-22 Six Nations win over Ireland …
Ian Cameron
11 Mar, 8:21
Fans hungry for top ranked clash snap up Springbok tickets in record time
Number one ranked South Africa will face Ireland in a Test series in July that many are calling the true decider for number one.
Grant Constable
11 Mar, 7:45
Harlequins' last ditch bid to gazump Leicester for Izaia Perese
Harlequins have made a late bid to snatch the signing of NSW Waratahs and Wallaby ace Izaia Perese, who has been having talks wit…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
11 Mar, 7:10
France call-up Irish qualified Munster star into Six Nations squad
France have called up Munster’s Irish-qualified centre Antoine Frisch for their final Six Nations clash against England.
Ian Cameron
11 Mar, 6:47
Former England centre Atkinson retires with immediate effect
Gloucester and former England centre Mark Atkinson has announced his retirement from professional rugby following a serious knee i…
Ian Cameron
11 Mar, 6:15
Box office Feyi-Waboso and Garbisi’s redemption – Six Nations talking points
There were wins for Italy, England and France in an enthralling round four of the Guinness Six Nations that ensures there will be …
PA
11 Mar, 5:21
Mick Cleary: 'What England were missing was what they produced big time on Saturday – a statement victory'
Steve Borthwick finally has a performance and result to build upon as Twickenham erupts, but it must not be a one-off
FEATURE
Mick Cleary
11 Mar, 5:12
'Exactly what he said to me': Ben Earl predicted how Ireland game would unfold
Ben Earl was at the forefront of England’s seismic victory over Ireland after predicting to Steve Borthwick the impact he intend…
PA
10 Mar, 19:48
Ireland's Andy Farrell dismisses talk of Six Nations ‘anti-climax’
Avoiding defeat to Scotland on St Patrick’s Day will almost certainly ensure Ireland keep hold of their crown.
PA
10 Mar, 19:03
Should England receive medals for beating Ireland
The visceral reaction to England's rousing win over Ireland has been a clap back at supposed arrogance from Irish media and former…
Opinion
Ben Smith
10 Mar, 18:20
Warren Gatland: 'We definitely don’t want to finish at the bottom'
Wales last finished bottom of the Six Nations Championship in 2003 and face the Azzurri at Principality Stadium next Saturday.
PA
10 Mar, 15:49
Things get awkward as Warren Gatland walks out of interview
In the aftermath of Wales' 45-24 defeat to France in Cardiff, a video has emerged on X showing a visibly frustrated Warren Gatland…
Ian Cameron
10 Mar, 14:18
Wales player ratings vs France | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Wales player ratings: A fourth defeat and a one-sided scoreline might point to a team that struggled to match France. And that is …
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
10 Mar, 13:34
England squad update: One change as Cunningham-South is ruled out
The soon-to-be 21-year-old back-rower had played off the bench in all four of England’s matches so far in the 2024 championship.
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 13:30
France surge condemns Wales to Six Nations wooden spoon decider
A fourth successive loss of the Six Nations campaign means Warren Gatland’s team could finish bottom for the first time since 20…
PA
10 Mar, 13:23
France player ratings vs Wales | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
France player ratings: With eight changes from the draw with Italy, the French needed a big performance and a record score in Card…
Opinion
Chris Jones
10 Mar, 13:08
Cameron Woki walkout fuels speculation around French unrest
A decision by second row Cameron Woki to opt out of traveling to Cardiff with the national team as the 24th man - choosing instead…
Ian Cameron
10 Mar, 12:38
Ollie Lawrence: What lay behind England win over 'best team in the world'
Ollie Lawrence has revealed that England’s stunning victory over Ireland was forged in the disappointment of their Calcutta Cup …
PA
10 Mar, 9:40
Arrogant Ireland cheerleaders brought down to earth with a slap
It is unbelievable to think that after one swing of Marcus Smith’s right foot, England can be crowned Six Nations Champions in L…
Opinion
Neil Fissler
10 Mar, 9:14
Two ex-Wallaby coaches win big in Japan
Former Wallabies coaches Robbie Deans and Dave Rennie have enjoyed big wins in round nine of Japan Rugby League One.
AAP
10 Mar, 8:35
Conor Murray under fire from fans for 'terrible, terrible' call
Ireland veteran Conor Murray's late-game decision to box kick the ball away in the dying minutes against England at Twickenham has…
Ian Cameron
10 Mar, 8:30
Ireland players told to 'congratulate England' and move on
The scrum-half is eager to once again lift silverware on home soil.
PA
10 Mar, 7:57
Steve Borthwick names the three things that won it for England
Another dispiriting loss and the increased chance of a fourth successive two-wins-from-five Guinness Six Nations campaign – the …
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 7:09
Why England's Jamie George was 'in awe of the boys on the field'
It’s been a crippling few weeks for the new English skipper. His mother Jane, a massive rugby fan, tragically passed away in mid…
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 6:56
Huw Jones denies Scotland camp unrest with Gregor Townsend
Scotland squandered the chance to set up a title decider.
PA
10 Mar, 6:39
Joel Kpoku: 'It’s a contact sport, not touch... I got stuck in'
It was winter 2021 when the ex-England U20s lock quit Saracens for a leap into the unknown, a lockdown flight out of London into L…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 4:45
Fight of Earl and three other England beating Ireland talking points
Beating Ireland, European rugby’s long-established international rugby entertainers, was no mean feat. Even more fantastic was t…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
10 Mar, 3:07
'I am sure Nick and George are disappointed... but Joe and I have been disappointed as well'
The Ospreys centre has been recalled to the starting line-up for Sunday’s contest.
PA
10 Mar, 3:00
The players the Crusaders must axe to save their season
With the Crusaders now 0-3 they need to save their season next week against the undefeated Hurricanes in their first home game of …
Opinion
Ben Smith
09 Mar, 21:03
'There is no one there!': Matt Williams on Scotland's real problem area after Italy loss
Ex-Scotland head coach and Irish TV pundit Matt Williams has dissected Scotland's problem area in the 31-29 loss to Italy.
Ben Smith
09 Mar, 16:20
Borthwick: Clash with Farrell and what pleased him most about England
England boss Steve Borthwick has played down his half-time incident with Ireland coach Andy Farrell.
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 16:16
'Emotional' Ben Earl hits back at press in post-match interview
Ben Earl has fired back at England's critics following his player of the match in his side's 23-22 win over Ireland in round four …
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 16:14
'We've been very good at winning... we've got to be good at losing'
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has no doubts his side will bounce back from the Guinness Six Nations loss to England at Twickenha…
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 15:43
Everyone is saying the same thing after Ireland's loss to England
Many people are saying the same thing after heavy underdogs England clinched a nail-biting victory over Ireland with a 23-22 score…
Ian Cameron
09 Mar, 15:17
Hurt Gregor Townsend reacts to shock Scotland loss to Italy
Frustrated Gregor Townsend refused to entertain questions about his future after Scotland suffered a calamitous second-half collap…
PA
09 Mar, 14:13
England player ratings vs Ireland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
England player ratings live from Twickenham: Incredible, simply incredible. England weren’t given a hope in hell of causing an u…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 13:59
Late Marcus Smith drop goal extinguishes Ireland's Grand Slam dream
A Marcus Smith drop goal in the final play of the game secured England a 23-22 win over Guinness Six Nations leaders Ireland, endi…
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 13:40
Incensed Andy Farrell caught in tunnel spat with Steve Borthwick
Despite going into half-time in the lead against England at Twickenham, something had clearly upset Ireland head coach Andy Farrel…
Josh Raisey
09 Mar, 13:02
Ireland player ratings vs England | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland player ratings: No Irish side has ever gone to Twickenham as such heavy favourites, but this contest played out more like …
Opinion
Ian Cameron
09 Mar, 12:41
Scotland player ratings vs Italy | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: Scotland’s hopes of achieving a top-two finish in the Six Nations suffered a major blow as they lost to…
Analysis
Bryn Palmer
09 Mar, 11:20
Italy survive late onslaught to stun Scotland in Rome
Italy followed up their draw with France in round three of the Guinness Six Nations with a 31-29 victory over Scotland at the Stad…
PA
09 Mar, 11:06
Nigel Owens calls for law rethink after incident during Italy-Scotland
Revered retired rugby referee Nigel Owens has voiced his concerns over the current rugby law relating to holding a player over the…
Ian Cameron
09 Mar, 10:31
Dr Rassie Erasmus? Springboks guru honoured in SA
Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus will receive an honorary doctorate from the North-West University in Potchefstroom in recognit…
Ian Cameron
09 Mar, 10:11
Warren Gatland's honest take on Antoine Dupont’s Six Nations absence
Warren Gatland believes that Antoine Dupont’s absence from the Guinness Six Nations has proved “a massive loss” for France.
PA
09 Mar, 9:20
Six Nations statement: Fixtures confirmed for 2025 men’s championship
Tournament officials have confirmed that next year’s competition will open in Paris next January with France hosting Wales in a …
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 8:45
Smart mouthguard protocols updated by World Rugby after teething problems
World Rugby has temporarily updated its protocols regarding smart mouthguards after encountering teething problems with the new te…
PA
09 Mar, 8:30
Fissler Confidential: Elton Jantjies back in play, Pat Lam exit
The Lions could move to sign Elton Jantjies for a third time after WADA suspended the accreditation of the South African Doping Co…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
09 Mar, 6:07
They’ve done it again: Queensland Reds register famous win with Chiefs upset
The Queensland Reds have produced another stunning upset win against the Chiefs.
AAP
09 Mar, 5:59
'The end of the game shows the character that is in this team'
The Irish only managed a 32-all draw away to England in Bath, but scratching the surface of that stalemate they were the team that…
Interview
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 5:54
Super Rugby takes: Reds are Australia’s best team, Fraser McReight stars
The Queensland Reds have capped off an enthralling round of upsets by beating the previously undefeated Chiefs 25-19.
Opinion
Finn Morton
09 Mar, 5:28
Unsatisfied Fabien Galthie wary of Wales' 'pure talent'
Fabien Galthie readily accepts that France “are not at the level we want to be” during what has proved to be a spluttering Gui…
PA
09 Mar, 5:17
'Fair contest in the air, it shouldn’t have been a penalty'
The English looked to have won it late on, Ben Waghorn seeing his 77th-minute try brilliantly converted from the touchline by Sean…
Interview
Liam Heagney
09 Mar, 4:33
Wales' worrying stat and 4 other talking points before facing France
Wales will target a first win of their Guinness Six Nations campaign when they tackle France in Cardiff on Sunday.
PA
09 Mar, 4:21
Touring Wales to play Queensland Reds in 'special' 20-year first
Wales will play the Queensland Reds in a 20-year first that Ballymore powerbrokers hope becomes a calendar staple.
AAP
09 Mar, 4:12
Hurricanes make a statement with a clinical win over Blues in Wellington
The Hurricanes have kept their undefeated start to the Super Rugby Pacific season intact with a clinical 29-21 win over the Blues.
Finn Morton
09 Mar, 2:53
Brumbies overcome poor first-half to beat Western Force in Canberra
The ACT Brumbies have overcome a poor first half and a 14-point deficit to beat the Western Force at Canberra's GIO Stadium.
AAP
09 Mar, 1:05
Hurricanes Poua double down and defy CEO with new political haka
This week, the statement was followed by a better result as the Poua claimed a 36-29 win over defending champions Matatu.
Ned Lester
09 Mar, 0:53
'The boys were just on fire': Drua turn frustration to ecstasy in Lautoka win
The Drua doubled their visitors' post contact metres and forced also forced them to make almost three times as many tackles.
Ned Lester
08 Mar, 23:21
‘Tough times ahead’: Fans react to Crusaders’ loss to the Fijian Drua
The Crusaders have started a campaign with three losses from as many starts after falling to the Fijian Drua.
Finn Morton
08 Mar, 22:57
Scott Barrett’s honest assessment of Crusaders’ third loss to start season
Crusaders captain Scott Barrett has blamed the defending champions’ third-straight loss to start to season on poor execution.
Finn Morton
08 Mar, 22:25
Fijian Drua claim famous win, hand Crusaders third straight loss
Two winless teams met in the cauldron that is Lautoka to kick off Saturday's epic slate of Super Rugby Pacific fixtures, with the …
Ned Lester
08 Mar, 21:54
Former All Black breaks down why the Chiefs are 'the complete package'
The Chiefs have hit the ground running in 2024, much like they did in 2023, claiming big wins over premier teams to begin the new …
Ned Lester
08 Mar, 17:35
Right Place, Right Time: The story of game-winning Hurricanes prop Pasilio Tosi
TAB odds on Hurricanes reserve prop Pasilio Tosi scoring the winning try off the bench, and in extra time on Sunday were so long t…
Interview
Adam Julian
08 Mar, 16:53
U20s title down to the wire after thrilling England-Ireland draw
Friday night at The Rec embellished this consensus, the quality of the edge-of-seat action igniting an electric atmosphere for the…
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 16:23
'We desperately want to win' – Warren Gatland on ending losing streak
Wales’ recent overall Six Nations record is poor, having claimed just two victories from the last 14 starts and are winless in t…
PA
08 Mar, 11:42
Rory Darge: Duhan van der Merwe will not be distracted by Scotland record
Van der Merwe goes into it with 26 international tries to his name – one shy of the county’s record-holder Stuart Hogg.
PA
08 Mar, 11:40
Sale Sharks Women to make history in Premiership Women's Rugby round 14
Sale Sharks Women will make history this weekend in round 14 of Premiership Women’s Rugby when they play at Salford Stadium for …
Imogen Ainsworth
08 Mar, 10:23
Borthwick's mythical masterplan? I'm tired of waiting – Andy Goode
Steve Borthwick insists England have a plan but there’s no smoke without fire when it comes to rumours of unrest in camp and he …
Andy Goode
08 Mar, 10:04
League star Regan Grace to make professional union bow
Former Super League star Regan Grace will make his union bow for Bath in a friendly against arch-West Country rivals Gloucester at…
Neil Fissler
08 Mar, 9:45
Italy captain Michele Lamaro: 'We’re getting there'
Michele Lamaro believes Italy are steadily progressing but he will not be getting carried away by their spirited display away to F…
PA
08 Mar, 9:32
Game On! The story behind the rise of Portuguese women's rugby
Martyn Thomas finds out how the trailblazing women’s 15s rugby programme in Portugal has been given license to grow using initia…
Interview
Martyn Thomas
08 Mar, 7:50
All Black Sevu Reece winging his way to France?
All Blacks winger Sevu Reece is closing in on a move to French club Montpellier when his contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union…
Neil Fissler
08 Mar, 7:44
Unbeaten England U20s finding it 'very difficult to be too picky'
Defending champions Ireland are in town looking to get stuck into their hosts and England head coach Markl Mapletoft can’t wait …
Interview
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 7:20
Meafou one of three France debutants to face Wales in Cardiff
Three players will make their Test debuts when France face Guinness Six Nations opponents Wales in Cardiff on Sunday.
PA
08 Mar, 7:14
International Women’s Day: Highlighting women working behind the scenes
In the second of our two Q&A pieces focusing on women working in men’s rugby, hear from Ailie Gardner and Charlotte Gibbons of t…
Exclusive
Imogen Ainsworth
08 Mar, 7:01
Billy Vunipola close to deal with Montpellier
Vunipola, who won the last of his 75 England caps in the Rugby World Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of South Africa last Octob…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
08 Mar, 6:59
Are Ireland the real world champions? 5 England-Ireland talking points
England and Ireland clash in round four of the Guinness Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday, with the 142nd meeting between the …
PA
08 Mar, 6:08
Down to the wire: Waratahs fall to Highlanders in heartbreaking defeat
The NSW Waratahs have crashed back to earth with a crushing 23-21 Super Rugby Pacific loss to the Highlanders.
AAP
08 Mar, 6:04
Five talking points as Scotland prepare to face Italy in Guinness Six Nations
Duhan Van Der Merwe is looking to become Scotland’s leading try-scorer.
PA
08 Mar, 6:00
Ex England captain claims Borthwick's team in midst of 'identity crisis'
England captain Dylan Hartley has voiced a concern that Steve Borthwick's England is grappling with an identity crisis.
Ian Cameron
08 Mar, 5:48
Missed penalty not to blame: Three takeaways from Tahs vs Highlanders
Waratahs fly-half Tane Edmed had an opportunity to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against the Highlanders.
Opinion
Finn Morton
08 Mar, 5:46
Gregor Townsend explains George Horne and Cam Redpath calls
Scotland scrum-half George Horne has been urged to grasp the chance to shed his reputation as an impact ‘super-sub’ after bein…
Bryn Palmer
08 Mar, 5:03
Mick Cleary: 'England are in need of another resurrection act.'
Steve Borthwick's men are expected to be another bump in the road on Ireland's triumphant path to the Grand Slam, can they spring …
FEATURE
Mick Cleary
08 Mar, 4:42
Ben Gollings sacked by Fiji Sevens 4 months out from Olympics
Fiji Rugby have announced a major shake-up in its sevens rugby coaching staff, sacking Sevens head coach Ben Gollings.
Ian Cameron
08 Mar, 4:01
International Women’s Day: Celebrating women working in men’s rugby
In many of the men’s teams competing in the Guinness Six Nations and beyond, women work in important roles which support the per…
Exclusive
Imogen Ainsworth
08 Mar, 3:52
Has England's imitation of the Springboks winning machine malfunctioned?
England have recruited a glut of coaches who tasted World Cup success with the Springboks but the golden touch is yet to rub off
FEATURE
Daniel Gallan
08 Mar, 3:27
Melbourne Rebels go back-to-back with win over Moana Pasifika
Melbourne have made it back-to-back Super Rugby Pacific wins, holding on to beat Moana Pasifika 29-23 in Waikato.
AAP
08 Mar, 3:20
Ben Redshaw: 'The way the boys looked up to Farrell was special'
The plan four months out from his 19th birthday was to get used to academy life at Newcastle under new boss Alex Codling, not to h…
Interview
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 3:10
Kellaway shines, Savea makes history: Three takeaways from Moana vs Rebels
The Rebels have improved to two wins from three starts after defeating Moana Pasifika 23-29 in Round Three.
Opinion
Finn Morton
08 Mar, 3:03
'The dark arts of causing as much havoc as he possibly can'
McCarthy’s career has taken off like a rocket since he secured inclusion as a fringe player in Farrell’s Rugby World Cup squad…
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 2:58
'First time in a while I’d seen weight of shirt feel heavy on players'
The English had gone to Edinburgh last month looking to confidently build on their best start to the championship since 2019.
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 2:45
England explain continued backing of George Furbank at full-back
The Northampton No15 was a shock inclusion to face Scotland last month, his first Test selection in two years.
Liam Heagney
08 Mar, 2:36
Watch: Julian Savea sets new Super Rugby Pacific all-time try scoring record
Julian Savea now stands alone at the top of the history books after breaking the all-time try-scoring record in Super Rugby Pacifi…
Finn Morton
08 Mar, 2:30
‘Win or lose’: Chiefs No. 10 Damian McKenzie not the main focus for Reds
The Queensland Reds aren't solely focused on Damian McKenzie with co-captain Tate McDermott naming defence as the difference ahead…
Finn Morton
07 Mar, 23:26
Black Ferns Sevens’ ‘smiling assassin’ Stacey Waaka signs with NRLW side
Stacey Waaka will leave New Zealand Rugby later this year after inking a deal with NRLW powerhouse the Brisbane Broncos.
Finn Morton
07 Mar, 22:21
Nic White talks facing his Brumbies successor in return to Canberra
Nic White admits facing off against the ACT Brumbies for the first time will be emotional, but says he can't let the occasion dist…
AAP
07 Mar, 22:10
'That man is a genius on many levels': Opponents heap praise on Damian McKenzie
Les Kiss won't leave you unsure of his thoughts on the Chiefs as the injury-hit Queensland Reds prepare to welcome the Super Rugby…
AAP
07 Mar, 21:52
Benched Blues backrow Hoskins Sotutu explains ‘different’ challenge
Hoskins Sotutu will play a bit of a different role for the Blues in the third round of Super Rugby Pacific.
Interview
Finn Morton
07 Mar, 21:19
Rob Penney: 'It’s been a long time since the Crusaders have been in this sort of place'
The stat sheet isn't looking kindly on the Crusaders' opening two performances of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season as questions…
Ned Lester
07 Mar, 21:08
Vern Cotter on moving Hoskins Sotutu to bench after five tries in two games
The Blues and Hurricanes square off in round three of Super Rugby Pacific as two of the three unbeaten teams remaining in the comp…
Ned Lester
07 Mar, 17:46
Waratahs challenged: 'If we don't win after last week, we're back to square one'
The NSW Waratahs are being ordered to man up and do it all again after consigning last week's dispatch of the champion Crusaders t…
AAP
07 Mar, 16:12
Kevin Foote: No risk in changing in-form Kellaway's position
Ahead of their clash with Moana Pasifika in Hamilton in the early Friday night game, Foote has opted to move the Wallabies ace.
AAP
07 Mar, 15:59
Selection issues highlighted by players in review of Wallabies' 2023 fiasco
More transparency around player selections was one of 23 recommendations made to Rugby Australia following an external review into…
AAP
07 Mar, 15:43
How England can upset Irish apple cart
With their savage defence and breakdown work, England can subject the Grand Slam chasers to new pressure.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
07 Mar, 15:37
Will Rowlands: 'We’ve got a big team up-front, so bring it on'
France are seeking a fifth successive Six Nations victory over Wales.
PA
07 Mar, 15:36
The curious Andy Farrell claim about 'fantastic side' England
The English saw their rare unbeaten start to the championship blown to smithereens in Scotland the last day and now they face the …
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 14:16
The U18 academy report on Danny Care, England’s latest Test centurion
the Harlequins No9 has been named on the Twickenham bench for Saturday’s visit by the Irish.
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 13:48
The Immanuel Feyi-Waboso reaction to getting first England start
The 21-year-old had announced himself on the international scene with a try-scoring effort off the February 24 bench against Scotl…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 13:01
The cavalry will soon return but Wales need to end grim streak
Wales will soon be boosted by the return of some leading lights but the immediate aim is to end a losing home run.
FEATURE
Mark Orders
07 Mar, 12:40
Lancaster on the 'second lease of life' that's driven Care to 100 caps
Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster has paid tribute to the special skills that marked Danny Care out as an outstanding aca…
Interview
Chris Jones
07 Mar, 12:35
'Marcus is not the answer... I don't think he's got what it takes'
Steve Borthwick inherited many problems when he replaced Eddie Jones as England's head coach in 2022, but the defect that probably…
Josh Raisey
07 Mar, 11:23
World Rugby refereeing rethink: Head coaches and talent ID roles
World Rugby has announced a new strategy aimed at transforming the landscape of high-performance match officiating worldwide.
Ian Cameron
07 Mar, 10:54
'Best in the world': The Steve Borthwick verdict on Farrell's Ireland
The Irish were eliminated in the quarter-finals in France, losing out to the All Blacks in a tournament where Borthwick’s Englis…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 10:40
Cunningham names seven uncapped players in Wales squad for the Guinness Women's Six Nations
This year’s Six Nations campaign will see Wales women play their first-ever standalone fixture at the Principality Stadium when …
Imogen Ainsworth
07 Mar, 10:08
The five key factors Scotland will target for slick Italian job
Scotland have won their last eight Six Nations games against Italy, but potential pitfalls await in Rome.
FEATURE
David Ferguson
07 Mar, 9:38
Ireland explain 'freak' James Ryan injury, excluding Garry Ringrose
A round two starter versus Italy, the lock provided bench cover behind Joe McCarthy and Tadhg Beirne in the wins over France and W…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 9:18
Three changes for England, including a first start for Feyi-Waboso
The English had their best start to the championship since 2019 ruined by their 21-30 round three loss to Scotland in Edinburgh on…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 9:00
One XV change for Ireland versus England, three bench alterations
With selection favourite Hugo Keenan now back to full fitness following the knee injury sustained against Italy in round two, Farr…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 9:00
Louis Lynagh set for debut as Italy make three changes for Scotland
Harlequins winger Louis Lynagh is set to make his Italy debut on Saturday in round four of the Guinness Six Nations as head coach …
Josh Raisey
07 Mar, 8:50
Ireland prop James Cronin one of four to sign new Leicester deals
Leicester Tigers have announced that a quartet of players have signed new deals with the club.
Josh Raisey
07 Mar, 8:26
OTD: Brian O’Driscoll makes final appearance
The Ireland great played his last match for his country in the capital on March 8, 2014.
PA
07 Mar, 7:54
RFU teams up with Alzheimer’s Society to raise dementia awareness
The Rugby Football Union has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Society in a bid to increase awareness of dementia.
PA
07 Mar, 7:51
Not one England player could 'force their way into this Irish team'
Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer doesn't believe a single England player would make Andy Farrell's current Ireland 15.
Ian Cameron
07 Mar, 7:44
Ex Bok's seven-word response to claims Ireland are the world's best
After three rounds of Guinness Six Nations action, many figures in the game have hailed runaway leaders Ireland as the best team i…
Josh Raisey
07 Mar, 7:33
How current Ireland side stack up against O'Driscoll's 'Golden Generation'
Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer believes the current Ireland team is set to eclipse Ireland's so-called 'Golden Generation…
Ian Cameron
07 Mar, 7:28
Ex All Blacks assistant joins Argentina's new coaching team
Former All Blacks assistant coach Brad Mooar has joined Felipe Contemponi's new Argentina coaching team ahead of their training ca…
Josh Raisey
07 Mar, 7:25
'More to come' from Scotland warns Townsend ahead of Italy and Ireland
The Scots are second in the table ahead of matches away to Italy this Saturday and Grand Slam-chasing Ireland the following week.
PA
07 Mar, 7:06
Scotland change three for Italy with 6-2 split on the bench
Gregor Townsend has made three changes to the XV that triumphed in the Calcutta Cup for their Guinness Six Nations round four clas…
Josh Raisey
07 Mar, 4:47
'That's not acceptable': Unauthorised millions spent on Wallabies' World Cup disaster
Rugby Australia boss Phil Waugh has revealed $2.6 million in unapproved expenses were invested in Eddie Jones' disastrous 2023 Wor…
AAP
06 Mar, 23:42
Brumbies hoping to rebound from reality check against the Chiefs
ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham hopes last weekend's 34-point humbling at the hands of the Chiefs serves as a reality check for…
AAP
06 Mar, 23:36
'It's unacceptable': Why Highlanders pair were axed from starting line-up
The Highlanders tenacious defensive effort in 2024 has been fuelled by the hard-working loose forward unit of Sean Withy, Billy Ha…
Ben Smith
06 Mar, 17:03
Ex-All Black prop set for Super Rugby comeback with Reds
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen expects some "pleasantries" when he reacquaints himself with the Chiefs as the Queensland Reds' new bench we…
AAP
06 Mar, 16:35
Black Ferns star Stacey Waaka signs with NRLW club
Stacey Waaka wants to dominate the NRLW, but not before the New Zealand rugby great attempts to add to her incredible medal haul…
AAP
06 Mar, 16:28
Ben Kay: 'For England to win, they need the crowd in full voice and willing them over the line'
England will have to change tack against Ireland if they are to stand a chance of upsetting Andy Farrell's green machine
FEATURE
Ben Kay
06 Mar, 16:14
Fiji's Attorney-General adds to mounting pressure on Ben Gollings
Fiji’s Attorney-General Siromi Turaga has added his voice to the growing concerns over the performance of the national 7s men’…
Chris Jones
06 Mar, 15:45
Sam Underhill: 'It's been class, I was doubtful that would happen'
The back-rower is poised to win his 34th cap in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Ireland at Twickenham after returning…
PA
06 Mar, 13:31
Four changes for Ireland U20s, including an entire new front row
The Irish were far too good last time out for the Wesh in Cork but that hasn’t prevented head coach Richie Murphy from altering …
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 12:33
Dewi Lake suggests major change to Welsh overseas rule
Wales hooker Dewi Lake has questioned the Welsh Rugby Union's current overseas rule that is in place, suggesting an alternative th…
Josh Raisey
06 Mar, 12:06
Toby Flood wants George Ford to start, queries Ben Earl's weight
Former England out-half Toby Flood has given his verdict on the George Ford-Marcus Smith selection dilemma Steve Borthwick is faci…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 11:35
How George North, Nick Tompkins reacted to getting axed by Wales
Wales boss Warren Gatland has sprung a major selection surprise by omitting established centres George North and Nick Tompkins fro…
PA
06 Mar, 11:24
Ex-England player likens 'destructive' van der Merwe to Jonah Lomu
England felt the wrath of van der Merwe on February 24 as he became the first Scottish player to score a try hat-trick in the Calc…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 10:59
Toulouse and Samoa legend Johnston driving a new generation of Black Ferns
Census Johnston might be the not-so-secret weapon giving Auckland and the Blues the edge. He is a forwards coach for both the fran…
Interview
Adam Julian
06 Mar, 10:24
Where next for Super Rugby Pacific's 'Super Round'?
With Melbourne's three-year hosting deal now up, should the concept stay in Victoria or move elsewhere?
FEATURE
Brett McKay
06 Mar, 10:23
The two factors that convinced Huw Jones to turn down France move
Scotland centre Huw Jones revealed he was “tempted” by the prospect of a move to France but he ultimately felt that remaining …
PA
06 Mar, 10:21
Unbeaten England U20s change five for visit of title rivals Ireland
The English were 30-17 winners away to Scotland the last time out, but they have now bolstered their side with some recalls, enfor…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 9:21
Rhys Carre seals Saracens return putting Wales career on hold
Cardiff loosehead Rhys Carre will rejoin reigning Gallagher Premiership champions Saracens at the end of the season, his club have…
Josh Raisey
06 Mar, 8:15
Fiji win Oceania Rugby U20 Challenger
Fiji U20s completed a clean sweep of wins at the Oceania Rugby U20 Challenger with a 31-17 victory over Samoa U20s in the competit…
Jon Newcombe
06 Mar, 7:17
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi shares post-surgery update
Siya Kolisi has said that he will be "back soon" after an operation on his right hand "went well".
Josh Raisey
06 Mar, 7:15
Lisa Cockburn: 'The World Cup suddenly became out of reach and that really floored me'
There were many high points for Scotland women’s rugby supporters during 2023...and right up there in that list was Lisa Cockbur…
Interview
Gary Heatly
06 Mar, 6:45
Four changes for Wales and a positional switch for skipper Jenkins
The Welsh lost out 7-31 at Aviva Stadium on February 24 and they now go in against the French at Principality Stadium with an enti…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 6:39
Hartley dismisses boring England narrative but wants Ford dropped
Former England skipper Dylan Hartley has taken issue with accusations that Steve Borthwick’s team is boring but added that he wa…
Liam Heagney
06 Mar, 5:34
Why Jake Gordon could answer Australia's scrum-half quandary
The Waratah has started the season in fine form and has much to like about his game
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
06 Mar, 4:03
Coach says Duhan van der Merwe wasn't satisfied after hat-trick
The 28-year-old’s match-defining hat-trick against England a week past Saturday took him to 26 international touchdowns.
PA
06 Mar, 3:54
Why Ireland have the best back-row in world rugby
O'Mahony, Doris and Van der Flier have that perfect balance of experience, power and speed to become a formidable triumvirate
FEATURE
Pat McCarry
06 Mar, 3:46
TJ Perenara set to return against Blues in Wellington
One-time All Black Peter Umaga-Jensen will step into the 12 jersey, ensuring the team doesn't lose too much size while Jordie Barr…
Ned Lester
05 Mar, 22:42
Ex-Crusader loose forward named for Highlanders debut against Waratahs
Former Crusaders and Chiefs loose forward Tom Sanders has been named to make his club debut for the Highlanders after returning ho…
Ben Smith
05 Mar, 22:37
Another starting lock injured for Blues as Ioane returns for Hurricanes game
The Blues are enjoying a hot start to their 2024 Super Rugby Pacific campaign but that form will be tested when they visit Welling…
Ned Lester
05 Mar, 22:21
Crusaders name three debutants for Drua clash in Fiji
The Crusaders have named three debutants on their bench as they look to get their season back on track against the Fijian Drua at …
Ben Smith
05 Mar, 22:17
Chiefs eager not to let history repeat as they name team for Reds
The Chiefs are one of three undefeated teams as they head into round three of Super Rugby Pacific, but they know that perfect reco…
Ned Lester
05 Mar, 22:06
Hurricanes midfielder Jordie Barrett banned for three weeks
Barrett was yellow carded at the time for the tackle which was upgraded to red upon review by the TMO. The foul play review commit…
Ben Smith
05 Mar, 20:49
Do the Hurricanes Poua want our support or not
The Hurricanes Poua haka, which Lee says will not be performed again, is divisive and insulting. It speaks of a level of privilege…
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
05 Mar, 20:26
Sam Cane reportedly out for remainder of League One season with injury
The All Black flanker is in Japan on a one-year deal with Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath, who sit second in their conference but are al…
Ned Lester
05 Mar, 18:17
Super Rugby takes: Australia have the best openside, Blues will get Caned
The Waratahs became the first Australian team to take a Kiwi scalp in Super round in Melbourne, handing the Crusaders an 0-2 start…
Opinion
Ben Smith
05 Mar, 17:45
Crusaders bolster injury-hit fullback stocks with return of Johnny McNicholl
The Crusaders have brought in another Welsh international fullback to help ease the burden of losing All Black Will Jordan as well…
Ned Lester
05 Mar, 17:11
Crusaders concerns: Where 'big guns' were unable to 'bully' Waratahs
In the wake of a hefty loss to the Waratahs, pundits and analysts alike are scrambling to diagnose just how much trouble the Crusa…
Ned Lester
05 Mar, 16:49
'You've got to go again': Waratahs out to prove beating Crusaders was no fluke
Intent on not being one-hit wonders, the NSW Waratahs have swiftly shifted their focus to claiming another prized scalp.
AAP
05 Mar, 16:15
The England update on the injury that has sidelined Fin Smith
Fin Smith was the solitary member of Steve Borthwick’s squad to miss training on Tuesday as he recovers from a calf injury.
PA
05 Mar, 14:17
'Brilliant' World Rugby initiative leaves Sarah Hunter buzzing
Hunter was among 16 aspiring female coaches to emerge through the inaugural programme last year, which saw them being embedded wit…
PA
05 Mar, 13:16
Toby Booth: 'I won’t have the word ‘survival’. It’s a case of, what do we do to thrive?'
The Ospreys have flown the flag for the struggling Welsh regions and their head coach has been fundamental to their resilience
FEATURE
Ross Harries
05 Mar, 12:50
Injury forces Italy into squad change with ex captain Bigi called up
Zebre hooker Luca Bigi has been called into the Italy squad this week, with Marco Manfredi pulling out with a calf injury ahead of…
Josh Raisey
05 Mar, 11:51
Was Antoine Dupont the only reason France won the men's LA SVNS?
After enduring six final losses, France triumphantly secured their second trophy.
Opinion
RugbyPass
05 Mar, 11:45
A question of nationality
Players playing in this year's Six Nations come from all over the globe and reflect the diverse society we live in
FEATURE
Neil Squires
05 Mar, 10:55
Wales flanker Christ Tshiunza set for return after four months out
Wales flanker Christ Tshiunza has been selected to start for Exeter Chiefs against the Royal Navy on Wednesday after over four mon…
Josh Raisey
05 Mar, 10:07
Ireland issue pre-England update on injured quartet, including Keenan
Full-back Keenan and lock Henderson missed the round-three win over Wales due to respective knee and dislocated toe issues.
PA
05 Mar, 10:05
The Rassie Erasmus verdict on first 2024 Springboks coaches meeting
The 2023 SA Rugby director of rugby has taken over as head coach following the post-Rugby World Cup exit of Jacques Nienaber to Le…
Liam Heagney
05 Mar, 8:47
Leonardo Ghiraldini: 'The supporters in Italy are unbelievable'
The 39-year-old former hooker from Padova was firmly established in Italy’s front row when they downed Ireland 22-15 in March 20…
Exclusive
Jon Newcombe
05 Mar, 8:31
Maud Muir: 'A big thing that we need to do in the women's game is be different to the men'
England and Gloucester-Hartpury prop Maud Muir already has multiple Six Nations championships and a Rugby World Cup under her belt…
Interview
Imogen Ainsworth
05 Mar, 8:23
Leinster lock Ross Molony poised for Premiership switch – report
Bath won’t be left empty-handed by Leinster’s recent signing of RG Snyman as they are reportedly poised to snap up Ross Molony…
Liam Heagney
05 Mar, 8:18
Ex England U20 wing on one-month trial with rugby league giants
Former Northampton Saints wing Josh Gillespie has joined eight-time Super League winners Leeds Rhinos on a one-month trial.
Josh Raisey
05 Mar, 8:15
Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe signs for Gloucester
RugbyPass last week reported that Anscombe had been spotted getting a guided tour of Kingsholm after they were knocked back by Ire…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
05 Mar, 7:03
Watson's confusion after call from Townsend over Scotland axing
Scotland's back row reserves currently run deeper than they have in a long time, to such an extent that nailed-on starters just a …
Josh Raisey
05 Mar, 6:51
Titi Lamositele is heading to Harlequins to replace Will Collier
The 29-year-old, who hails from Tacoma, won international caps for the United States before switching to Samoa in 2023.
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
05 Mar, 6:44
Zach Mercer, Billy Vunipola again linked with Top 14 moves – report
Out-of-favour England No8s Zach Mercer and Billy Vunipola have both been linked with transfers to the Top 14 for the 2024/25 seaso…
Liam Heagney
05 Mar, 5:33
Saracens sign 117kg Newcastle loosehead Phil Brantingham
Saracens have confirmed the signing of 22-year-old Newcastle Falcons loosehead prop Phil Brantingham on a long-term deal ahead of …
Josh Raisey
05 Mar, 4:28
Who cares who wins this year's Six Nations?
With France still in post-World Cup trauma and other nations in transition, is this year's championship largely irrelevant?
FEATURE
Gavin Mortimer
05 Mar, 3:39
Hurricanes investigate offensive politically-driven haka by Poua
The Hurricanes are looking into the altered haka that the Poua used before the Super Rugby Aupiki opener against Chiefs Manawa whi…
Ben Smith
04 Mar, 21:15
The Blues lock in young German flanker Anton Segner for another two years
The Blues have taken a step to secure the future of their loose forward depth, re-signing Anton Segner for the 2025 and '26 season…
Ned Lester
04 Mar, 21:15
Ex-All Black predicts when the Highlanders losing streak against NZ teams will end
Ex-All Blacks first five-eighth and two-time Super Rugby champion Aaron Cruden can see the Highlanders ending their 17-game winles…
Ben Smith
04 Mar, 19:45
Former All Black pinpoints 'very un-Crusader-like' errors in loss to Waratahs
The Crusaders turned the ball over 17 times with inferior tackle completion and lineout success to their opponents, the Waratahs.
Ned Lester
04 Mar, 17:06
SVNS HKG pools: All Blacks 7s out for revenge, France up against it
Looking ahead to a historic SVNS Series leg at the spiritual home of the sport, Hong Kong China, New Zealand will have their chanc…
Finn Morton
04 Mar, 17:03
Exciting weekend at SVNS LAX sets the stage for ‘unique’ LA 2028 Olympics
The Los Angeles leg of the SVNS Series was held at the proposed venue for rugby sevens at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028.
Interview
Finn Morton
04 Mar, 16:09
We need to talk about Steve...
The England head coach is 19 Tests into his tenure and there are still doubts over his suitability to the role, with patience wear…
FEATURE
Graham Simmons
04 Mar, 12:40
Northampton Saints announce plans to 'evolve' current crest
Northampton Saints chief executive Mark Darbon has revealed that the Gallagher Premiership outfit will "evolve" their current cres…
Josh Raisey
04 Mar, 11:53
Bok to the future
New-look South Africa will be more than bomb squads and box kicks as they chase a three-peat.
FEATURE
Jon Cardinelli
04 Mar, 10:07
Dupont 'showing he is the GOAT' with unprecedented feat a possibility
The most obvious takeaway from the Guinness Six Nations so far has been how influential Antoine Dupont is.
Josh Raisey
04 Mar, 9:24
Italy back row Jake Polledri announces retirement aged 28
Italy and Zebre back row Jake Polledri has announced his immediate retirement from rugby after failing to recover from his "catast…
Josh Raisey
04 Mar, 7:30
Scotland add four players to squad as three drop out
Scotland have called up four players to their squad this week as they prepare to take on Italy in Rome on Saturday in round four o…
Josh Raisey
04 Mar, 6:58
Fijian Prime Minister sends emphatic message over Ben Gollings' future
Fiji sevens head coach Ben Gollings’ failure to win a leg of the HSBC SVNS since his appointment has now been raised by the coun…
Chris Jones
04 Mar, 4:32
Antoine Dupont helps France end 19-year drought with SVNS win in LA
For the first time in 19 years, France have won a Cup final on the SVNS Series.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 23:13
Black Ferns Sevens beat Australia to go back-to-back in SVNS Series finals
The Black Ferns Sevens have gone back-to-back with Cup final wins in Vancouver and now Los Angeles.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 22:47
The most memorable wins of Jordie Barrett's Hurricanes career
Jordie Barrett became the 18th player to make a century of appearances in Super Rugby for the Hurricanes against the Reds in Melbo…
Adam Julian
03 Mar, 20:59
‘Can beat anyone’: Ireland ‘dominated’ France but fall short of SVNS final
Ireland had a chance to send the semi-final to extra time but missed a conversion after the siren.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 19:20
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week: Tahs dominate, Carter looking like Dan
The Waratahs got the first Kiwi scalp of the season taking down the defending champion Crusaders, Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua p…
Opinion
Ben Smith
03 Mar, 18:55
‘Wanted to go for it all’: Spain 7s fall in heartbreaking semi-final defeat
Spain were beaten by Great Britain in a thrilling Cup semi-final in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 18:39
How Black Ferns Sevens plan to shut Maddison Levi down in LA final
New Zealand will face arch-rivals Australia in a SVNS Series decider to determine who the queens of this weekend’s tournament in…
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 17:22
‘We’re cooking’: Samoa hold on to beat ‘neighbours’ New Zealand in LA
Samoa have still repaid the faith shown in them by their vibrant supporters as they hung on for a hard-fought win over New Zealand…
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 16:32
Why Portia Woodman-Wickliffe missed New Zealand’s quarter-final win in LA
The Black Ferns Sevens are hoping to have Portia Woodman-Wickliffe back in the mix for their SVNS LAX semi-final.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 14:38
10 England rugby players who defied convention
Manny Feyi-Waboso became the 1460th player to be capped by England when he came off the bench against Italy last month.
Neil Fissler
03 Mar, 13:30
Three changes to England squad, including return of Smith, Mitchell
Smith and Mitchell were with the squad in the north of England last week but weren’t officially part of the 36 as they were list…
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 13:00
'Flecks of arrogance' around Ireland team claims UK scribe
Outspoken Sunday Times columnist Stephen Jones has suggested that there is a growing arrogance around Andy Farrell's Ireland team.…
Ian Cameron
03 Mar, 8:55
Jacob Umaga: 'It's not easy to digest'
Jacob Umaga has bemoaned Benetton's loss to Glasgow Warriors URC, blaming his side's ability to play the inclement conditions in M…
Ian Cameron
03 Mar, 7:13
Deon Fourie blames Stormers stupidity for Bulls loss
Stormers captain Deon Fourie was clearly disheartened with his teams’ lack of performance in the United Rugby Championship game …
Rugby365
03 Mar, 6:37
Ardie Savea goes on rampage in Japan
World Rugby Player of the Year Ardie Savea has scored four tries as Dave Rennie's Kobelco Kobe Steelers blitzed Steve Hansen's Toy…
AAP
03 Mar, 6:05
'They came up to me and were saying ‘I’ve got the same hair as you’'
The back-row prospect from the western Cardiff suburb hopes to lead by example.
PA
03 Mar, 4:43
Simon Raiwalui: 'Straight in the fire, I've been around the world'
He brilliantly guided Fiji last October to their first Rugby World Cup quarter-final appearance in 16 years and is now in the earl…
Exclusive
Liam Heagney
03 Mar, 4:00
Barrett red carded in 100th as Hurricanes win golden point thriller
Playing his 100th Super match, Barrett got a yellow card in the 57th minute for a shot on Reds fullback Jordan Petaia, who was als…
AAP
03 Mar, 3:09
All-European LA semi-finals as Ireland shock Argentina, Spain make history
Four European teams will challenge for Cup final glory at SVNS Lax after some stunning upsets and hard-fought wins.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 0:43
Chiefs put Brumbies to the sword as Nanai-Seturo shines
The Chiefs have given the ACT Brumbies a harsh reality check with a thumping 46-12 victory in rugby's Super Round clash in Melbour…
AAP
03 Mar, 0:07
‘We want more’: Spain make first-ever SVNS semi-final with win over Fiji
For the first time ever, the Spanish men’s side has qualified for the Cup semi-finals at a SVNS Series event.
Interview
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 0:06
Redemption: Maddison Levi’s defensive heroics see Australia win thriller
Maddison Levi made a try-saving tackle in the final play of the game to keep Australia's unbeaten streak alive in LA.
Interview
Finn Morton
02 Mar, 20:54
Perry Baker sends All Blacks Sevens packing before SVNS LAX quarters
The All Blacks Sevens have missed out on the Cup quarter-finals after losing to tournament hosts the USA 19-28 on Saturday.
Finn Morton
02 Mar, 19:40
‘They just wanted it more’: Blitzboks miss out on Cup quarters again
South Africa will not play in the men’s Cup quarter-finals in Los Angeles.
Interview
Finn Morton
02 Mar, 19:09
'It’s not meant to be easy': England's new flanker left New Zealand after career roadblock
The Harlequins flanker appears to be an integral part of head coach Steve Borthwick’s long-term England plans.
PA
02 Mar, 17:13
Watch: Kiwi Tyla King becomes all-time women's SVNS top point-scorer
New Zealand’s Tyla King has become the all-time top point-scorer on the women’s SVNS Series.
Finn Morton
02 Mar, 17:11
Ulster make light of Dan McFarland departure to claim big win over Dragons
Ulster made light of former head coach Dan McFarland’s sudden departure from Ravenhill as they ran in seven tries to register a …
PA
02 Mar, 17:07
Leinster battle past stubborn Cardiff to seal bonus-point win
United Rugby Championship leaders Leinster overcame fierce Cardiff resistance to claim a 33-20 bonus-point victory at the Arms Par…
PA
02 Mar, 17:00
‘It means everything’: USA captain Kevon Williams makes SVNS history
USA captain Kevon Williams became the latest man to join the esteemed list of players who’ve represented their country at 50 int…
Interview
Finn Morton
02 Mar, 16:03
‘Just so grateful’: Andrew Knewstubb back in black after two years of injuries
Andrew Knewstubb “never had any doubt” that he’d be back in black on the SVNS Series.
Interview
Finn Morton
02 Mar, 15:37
Connacht climb into URC play-off places with win over Scarlets
Connacht secured a third BKT United Rugby Championship win in a row as Sean Jansen’s 57th-minute bonus-point try gave them a 26-…
PA
02 Mar, 14:49
Bulls keep in URC title contention with dominating win over Stormers
The Bulls kept themselves firmly in United Rugby Championship title contention by defeating fierce South African rivals the Storme…
PA
02 Mar, 13:23
Three-try Glasgow claim hard-fought win at Benetton
Hooker Johnny Matthews went over for his 11th try of the season and the Warriors also breached the Benetton defence through Staffo…
PA
02 Mar, 12:47
Hooker at centre of racial slur drama brands England 'plastic'
Springboks hooker Bongi Mbonambi has accused the England team as using 'plastic energy' during their Rugby World Cup semi-final en…
Ian Cameron
02 Mar, 11:34
Lions give hapless Sharks URC hiding
The Sharks’ miserable United Rugby Championship campaign continued as they were beaten 40-10 by the Lions in Johannesburg.
PA
02 Mar, 10:57
Hamish Watson: 'We came off the pitch probably feeling a bit like we lost'
Hamish Watson admitted Edinburgh still have plenty to work on even though they made it five wins in seven matches by grinding out …
PA
02 Mar, 6:54
Waratahs condemn the Crusaders to worst Super Rugby start since 2014
NSW finally gave Australian rugby fans something to cheer about, with five-eighth Tane Edmed orchestrating the convincing victory …
AAP
02 Mar, 6:19
Argentina wing Sebastian Cancelliere to start for Glasgow at Benetton Treviso
Sebastian Cancelliere returns from injury to start for Glasgow in Saturday’s BKT United Rugby Championship clash with Benetton T…
PA
02 Mar, 5:31
The Super Round players who have caught the eye of Joe Schmidt
The New Zealander officially began work this weekend in a job he is contracted to do through to the completion of the 2025 British…
Liam Heagney
02 Mar, 5:25
Fissler Confidential: Bath hunt All Black as Sarries lose another 10
The 28-year-old Gisborne-born Bridge, who scored 12 tries in 19 appearances for New Zealand, has had a meeting with Bath officials…
Neil Fissler
02 Mar, 4:44
Ian McGeechan: Why saying yes to Doncaster took 'about five seconds'
While still heavily involved in the game through his media work, the Lions legend has not been actively involved at club level sin…
Exclusive
Jon Newcombe
02 Mar, 4:21
Moana Pasifika win battle of the Pacific in dramatic fashion as Fiji rally late
The battle of the Pacific has gone the way of the Fijian Drua in the first two years of the teams' involvement in Super Rugby Paci…
Ned Lester
02 Mar, 3:09
The Brumbies outline where they must improve to beat Chiefs
The Brumbies will face the Chiefs at AAMI Park as part of Super Round, with all 12 teams in action there over the weekend.
AAP
02 Mar, 1:02
‘Reeling them back’: Aussie reacts to his first SVNS win over New Zealand
There really is something special about the rivalry between Australia and New Zealand.
Interview
Finn Morton
02 Mar, 0:19
Australia-born Irish 7s star sets personal ‘record’ in win over South Africa
Australian-born Connor O’Sullivan set an individual “record” during the win over South Africa.
Interview
Finn Morton
01 Mar, 23:33
Portia Woodman-Wickliffe among three history-making women at SVNS LAX
Australia’s Sharni Smale, Chloe Pelle from France and New Zealander Portia Woodman-Wickliffe have all been celebrated as true pi…
Interview
Finn Morton
01 Mar, 23:32
Portia Woodman-Wickliffe celebrated before New Zealand 7s' ‘crazy’ weekend
The Black Ferns Sevens are bracing themselves for a “crazy” weekend in Los Angeles.
Interview
Finn Morton
01 Mar, 21:50
Kiss urges Reds not to get ahead of themselves dreaming of win over Kiwis
Queensland coach Les Kiss doesn't want his troops to put any extra emphasis on achieving an early Super Rugby Pacific win against …
AAP
01 Mar, 21:24
‘Crushed our dream’: Maddison Levi hat-trick inspires Australia's 7s revenge
SVNS Series leaders Australia have started their quest for Cup final glory in Los Angeles with a statement 31-point win over Perth…
Interview
Finn Morton
01 Mar, 21:22
Blues react to 'freak of nature' Hoskins Sotutu's MVP-esque start to season
Hoskins Sotutu has produced two dominant performances over the opening two rounds of Super Rugby Pacific, spurring his team to two…
Ned Lester
01 Mar, 20:55
Zebre rally but can't touch Munster after first-half try blitz
.Munster moved back into play-off territory in the BKT United Rugby Championship after beating battling Zebre Parma 45-29 at Virgi…
PA
01 Mar, 17:11
In-form Ospreys comeback falls short against composed Edinburgh
.Hamish Watson’s early try set Edinburgh on their way to a hard-fought 19-15 victory at home to Ospreys in the United Rugby Cham…
PA
01 Mar, 16:49
Glasgow statement: Six Nations campaign over for Sione Tuipulotu
The 27-year-old limped out of last weekend’s Calcutta Cup win over England, exiting the action at Scottish Gas Murrayfield short…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar, 15:13
Emmanuel Meafou one of four France squad members in Toulouse team
Toulouse have selected four members of France's 34-player squad in their team to play Castres on Saturday in the Top 14, including…
Josh Raisey
01 Mar, 12:39
Watch: Slick Rhys Patchell offload sets up Highlanders try
After two rounds of action, former Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell has made a superb start to his Super Rugby Pacific career with the…
Josh Raisey
01 Mar, 12:20
Exeter statement: Tony Rowe and the alleged 'fading dynasty'
The 2020 Gallagher Premiership and European Cup double winners endured an underwhelming 2022/23 campaign, finishing seventh in the…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar, 12:13
Wales great JPR Williams remembered as a ‘revolutionary’ at memorial
The former Wales and British Lions full-back died in January at the age of 74.
PA
01 Mar, 10:47
Leinster find a different position for out-half Harry Byrne
The 24-year-old has started 35 times in his 60 appearances for the Irish province and has nearly always been named at fly-half.
Liam Heagney
01 Mar, 10:26
Joe Gray's start-up scores big following prime-time appearance on national TV
Former rugby star turned entrepreneur Joe Gray, who now coaches London Scottish, has received a potentially life-changing investme…
Grant Constable
01 Mar, 8:17
Gloucester back-rower Harry Taylor makes loan switch
The immediate effect switch from the Gallagher Premiership will enable the 22-year-old to go straight into the team for a start in…
Liam Heagney
01 Mar, 7:34
Harlequins confirm departure of Springbok Andre Esterhuizen
Harlequins have confirmed the departure of South Africa centre Andre Esterhuizen at the end of the season, as reported by RugbyPas…
Josh Raisey
01 Mar, 7:32
Angus Scott-Young to stay at Northampton Saints
Aussie back row Angus Scott-Young has signed a new deal with Northampton Saints ensuring his stay extends beyond the current seaso…
Ian Cameron
01 Mar, 7:29
Grenoble raid Bath for South African prop - report
It is being reported in France that Grenoble has successfully raided Bath's front row stocks for a new tighthead. 
Ian Cameron
01 Mar, 7:18
Andrew Kellaway inspires Rebels to win over the Force
Filipo Daugunu scored a double and Andrew Kellaway made an early case to wear the Wallabies fullback jersey with a starring role i…
AAP
01 Mar, 7:03
Ex Wales wing Johnny McNicholl immediately released by Scarlets
Former Wales wing Johnny McNicholl has been released from his Scarlets contract in order to return to his native New Zealand.
Josh Raisey
01 Mar, 6:27
Luckless Scotland wing Darcy Graham to miss rest of the season
Edinburgh have confirmed Scotland wing Darcy Graham will undergo surgery on a groin injury next week and is likely to miss the res…
Bryn Palmer
01 Mar, 5:31
Schalk Burger highlights the 'deeper' issue in English rugby
After victories against Italy and Wales in the opening two rounds of the Guinness Six Nations, England's progress, or possibly lac…
Josh Raisey
01 Mar, 4:26
Hoskins Sotutu bags hat-trick as Blues power past Highlanders
Both the Blues and Highlanders claimed strong wins in round one of Super Rugby Pacific and kicked off Super Round in Melbourne as …
Ned Lester
01 Mar, 3:53
How Queensland Reds can spark Schmidt's Wallaby revolution
A Les Kiss game plan will showcase the Reds' top talents and underpin the work of the new Australia boss.
FEATURE
Nick Bishop
01 Mar, 3:32
Joe Schmidt: 'Gut feel, I'd like to go with the home-based player'
Schmidt spent his first official day as Australia's coach in Melbourne where he is taking in the Super Round, with all 12 teams pl…
AAP
01 Mar, 3:32
Sophie de Goede: Hosting WXV can ‘catapult’ Canada into new era
Canada captain Sophie de Goede believes staging the second edition of WXV 1 in British Columbia can help launch the women’s game…
Exclusive
Martyn Thomas
01 Mar, 3:00
The simple lesson from Toulouse that Vern Cotter is emphasising at the Blues
"Stern Vern" as he is affectionately named by past members of his teams, has steered the Blues to three pre-season wins over Japan…
Ned Lester
29 Feb, 22:35
'I don’t need to prove anything': Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens on facing the Blues
Tonight, in Melbourne the Highlanders clash with the Blues who were also first-round victors and unblemished in their three pre-se…
Interview
Adam Julian
29 Feb, 20:17
TJ Perenara in career-best fitness as long-awaited return nears
The long road to recovery appears to have only strengthened the 32-year-old's desire to represent his club and country again.
Ned Lester
29 Feb, 17:23
‘I have no doubts’: Rhys Patchell’s message for injured Leigh Halfpenny
Former Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell has “no doubts” that injured Crusaders fullback Leigh Halfpenny will still have an impact …
Interview
Finn Morton
29 Feb, 16:26
‘In my shadow’: Black Ferns 7s star’s playful jab at brother Noah Hotham
Jazmin Felix-Hotham and younger brother Noah may be more than 12,800 kilometres right now, but the pair are both gearing up for a …
Interview
Finn Morton
29 Feb, 15:24
World Rugby statement: Five Shape of the Game 2024 recommendations
The latest World Rugby Shape of the Game forum in London has put forward five recommendations for 2024 – speed and flow, languag…
Liam Heagney
29 Feb, 15:23
The Richard Wigglesworth message after 'basic errors' England loss
Wigglesworth is central to what England head coach Steve Borthwick promised would comprise a “thorough and honest” review of t…
PA
29 Feb, 13:43
Big shoes to fill: Akuila Rokolisoa and Tim Mikkelson ruled out of SVNS LAX
Akuila Rokolisoa and Tim Mikkelson have returned home to New Zealand after suffering injuries during last weekend’s run to the C…
Finn Morton
29 Feb, 13:36
Nigel Owens wades into Italy missed kick debate and Danty red card
Nigel Owens has reviewed the drama of Italy’s Paolo Garbisi missing his last-gasp penalty kick to beat France and the red card t…
Liam Heagney
29 Feb, 13:26
Warren Gatland clarifies misconstrued comments about Wales
The national boss last week said the Welsh regional game sometimes felt like “a sinking ship.”
PA
29 Feb, 12:13
How France have been 'found out' this Six Nations
Just six months ago, France were sweeping aside the All Blacks in the opening match of their own World Cup, with the rugby world s…
Josh Raisey
29 Feb, 10:46
Jamie Dobie signs long term deal with Glasgow
Rookie Scotland scrumhalf Jamie Dobie has committed to Glasgow Warriors with a new long-term contract.
Ian Cameron
29 Feb, 10:38
Scarlets sign Cheetahs hooker Marnus van der Merwe
Scarlets have announced the signing of Cheetahs hooker Marnus van der Merwe ahead of next season.
Josh Raisey
29 Feb, 10:29
Gareth Anscombe visits Kingsholm as Gloucester hunt new fly-half
Adam Hastings confirmed his departure earlier this month after contract talks with the Cherry and Whites stalled at the last minut…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
29 Feb, 10:08
Open-minded Schmidt takes hands-on approach to Australia challenge
Joe Schmidt has been doing due diligence on the Wallabies even before he officially starts in the role.
FEATURE
Brett McKay
29 Feb, 10:01
Zach Mercer sets international rugby return date but it's not with England
Spurned England No.8 Zach Mercer has confirmed his international rugby comeback but it won't be for England. 
Ian Cameron
29 Feb, 9:56
Elder statesman Barrett poised to retain key role in Robertson's All Blacks
The World Cup final appeared to be Beauden Barrett's last act with New Zealand, but he is set to remain an integral figure.
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
29 Feb, 9:31
Toby Booth: 'If they believe in it, I’ve got to believe it, so why not?'
Ask Ospreys boss Toby Booth whether they can make the BKT URC play-offs and he delivers a succinct, but emphatic reply: “Why not…
Simon Thomas
29 Feb, 9:19
Chiefs Manawa preview with Tanya Kalounivale: 'When I enter the field, I’m there to protect my family'
The Chiefs Manawa prop scored two tries and frequently cast aside Matatu defenders like tenpins as the hosts built a 19-0 lead in …
Interview
Adam Julian
29 Feb, 9:12
Bulls sign former Junior Bok Cobus Wiese from Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks lock Cobus Wiese will return home to South Africa at the end of the season to join the Bulls on a two-year deal.
Josh Raisey
29 Feb, 8:50
The Ireland injury update and what they make of Borthwick's England
The Irish are two wins away from completing their historic first back-to-back Grand Slam campaigns in the Guinness Six Nations. St…
Liam Heagney
29 Feb, 8:22
Edinburgh welcome back two players from Calcutta Cup win for Ospreys
Mark Bennett will make his 100th appearance for Edinburgh against Ospreys in the BKT United Rugby Championship at Hive Stadium on …
PA
29 Feb, 8:20
Difficult decision but timing is right – Wales’ Sioned Harries ends rugby career
Wales international Sioned Harries has announced her retirement from rugby. The 34-year-old won 78 caps and played in four World C…
PA
29 Feb, 7:11
'I'd say I'm a triple threat': Versatile young back Millie Hyett on her career so far
2024 feels like it has only just begun, but already it feels like it might be Millie Hyett’s year. The Gloucester-Hartpury back …
Interview
Matt Merritt
29 Feb, 6:56
Ex British & Irish Lions boss Ian McGeechan joins Championship outfit
RFU Championship outfit Doncaster Knights have announced the appointment of four-time British & Irish Lions head coach Sir Ian McG…
Josh Raisey
29 Feb, 6:49
Warren Gatland releases one player from Wales squad back to region
Wales have opted to send just one player back to their region ahead of the fallow weekend in the Guinness Six Nations, Dragons fla…
Josh Raisey
29 Feb, 6:17
Wasps' re-emergence raises more questions than it answers
Despite the club’s 2022 collapse with reported debts of over £100 million, the spectre of Wasps has never quite gone away.
Opinion
Paul Smith
29 Feb, 5:36
Stats reveal how England are actually getting worse - Beyond 80
Duhan van der Merwe's first try against England was the turning point for Scotland in their fourth successive Calcutta Cup win, bu…
Analysis
Grant Constable
29 Feb, 5:35
'If we're going to match them and be better, the work needs to go in between now and the World Cup'
Hannah Porter knows what it takes to win World Cups. As an astute utility back she helped the Black Ferns to the trophy in 2002 an…
Interview
Rikki Swannell
29 Feb, 4:43
Portugal v Spain: History and controversy collide in rivalry for the ages
Clashes between the Iberian brothers always produce a rich and resonant backdrop.
FEATURE
Francisco Isaac
29 Feb, 3:13
Eddie O'Sullivan: 'One win in the Five Nations was considered a good year'
The revolution in Irish rugby in the last decade and a half has transformed a squad of also-rans into a side other countries aspir…
FEATURE
Garry Doyle
29 Feb, 2:57
Melbourne Rebels' sports psychologist helping block out the noise
Melbourne's Carter Gordon isn't interested in a personal duel with Western Force No.10 Ben Donaldson, the player who usurped him i…
AAP
28 Feb, 22:49
Where is the Super going to come from in Melbourne
The Victorian capital is an AFL-mad city. This is not a rugby town. So just what is the selling point of Super Round? How has this…
Opinion
Ben Smith
28 Feb, 22:34
Glasgow Warriors statement: Huw Jones' contract extension
The centre had been linked with a trip to France this week with Montpellier looking to bring him to the Top 14 for the 2024/25 sea…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb, 17:34
Owen Farrell admits he was ‘nervous’ about expressing desire to leave Saracens
The 32-year-old will be ineligible for England selection upon joining French club Racing 92 in July.
PA
28 Feb, 15:24
Force lose Rodda as injury crisis deepens resulting in call to former fringe Crusaders prop
Western Force coach Simon Cron says Izack Rodda's untimely quad injury is hard on the team, and he'll take a careful approach with…
AAP
28 Feb, 14:51
The predictability problem with Super Rugby Pacific
I don’t want to see the Chiefs or Crusaders weakened but, for Super Rugby Pacific to endure, things have to be done to strengthe…
Opinion
Hamish Bidwell
28 Feb, 14:44
Saracens officially confirm Owen Farrell departure to Racing 92
More than a month after Racing 92 confirmed the signing of Owen Farrell, Saracens have officially announced the fly-half's departu…
Josh Raisey
28 Feb, 12:16
'Letting people understand you as a person as well as a player is fundamental to our success'
Walking through the doors into England camp fills you with all sorts of emotions. On one end of the spectrum, it’s the excitemen…
Opinion
Rosie Galligan
28 Feb, 11:23
Italy bolstered by return of 2 starters after injuries against England
Italy head coach Gonzalo Quesada has named his 34-player squad that will prepare to take on Scotland and Wales in the final two ro…
Josh Raisey
28 Feb, 11:08
The gruesome injury from the 'biggest shot' of O'Driscoll's career
Ahead of Ireland's round three Guinness Six Nations clash with Wales last Saturday, the former Ireland captain listed a tackle by …
Josh Raisey
28 Feb, 10:18
WXV 2024 announcement: Canada to host the top level for the first time
The three levels of the tournament will be played on three consecutive weekends in September and October with six places for the W…
Imogen Ainsworth
28 Feb, 10:00
The 15 England players yet to play a single minute in this Six Nations
The question on the minds of English fans will be what the head coach can do to quickly improve his team for their round four Guin…
Analysis
Liam Heagney
28 Feb, 9:07
Feyi-Waboso missing as England make two training squad changes
Having had a few days’ break since that Scottish Gas Murrayfield defeat, Borthwick has now updated his options for the fallow we…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb, 8:15
The eight England changes I want to see versus Ireland – Andy Goode
Joe Marler, Dan Cole, Elliot Daly and George Ford all have a huge number of caps and have had long international careers, but I’…
Opinion
Andy Goode
28 Feb, 7:19
Our friends in the North
Yorkshire has produced an abundance of talent for the English rugby team and it is a county with rich seams of talent
FEATURE
Neil Squires
28 Feb, 6:49
Sharks sign Jordan Hendrikse from Lions
The Sharks have confirmed the signing of fly-half Jordan Hendrikse from the Lions ahead of next season.
Josh Raisey
28 Feb, 6:44
Why the world needs a reverse Lions tour
There’s nothing like a British & Irish Lions tour. But what if there was something else? Something that could match the prestige…
Opinion
Daniel Gallan
28 Feb, 5:22
O'Driscoll holds nothing back in criticism of 'in trouble' Galthie
Les Bleus currently sit in fourth place in the Six Nations table with one win from three matches. After coming within one fallen b…
Josh Raisey
28 Feb, 5:17
The Simon Raiwalui verdict on the reimagined Pacific Nations Cup
Canada, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and the USA will be guaranteed a minimum of three Tests and one home fixture, boosting developme…
Liam Heagney
28 Feb, 4:12
Nawaqanitawase in doubt for Waratahs' Super Round clash
Sydney Roosters-bound winger Mark Nawaqanitawase is in doubt for the NSW Waratahs' crunch match with the benchmark Crusaders.
AAP
28 Feb, 0:03
Brumbies eyeing revenge against the Chiefs after semi-final loss
ACT Brumbies hooker Lachie Lonergan believes his team can make an early Super Rugby Pacific statement by rolling the powerhouse Ch…
AAP
27 Feb, 23:52
Highlanders bolster forward pack for Blues while ex-NZ U20 first five gets debut
The Highlanders have made three changes to their starting side, all in the forward pack, as they prepare to face the Blues in Melb…
Ben Smith
27 Feb, 22:53
Blues welcome back two All Blacks as two others rested for Highlanders clash
The Blues have named a strong team for their first New Zealand derby of the season with the Highlanders on Friday night in the Sup…
Ben Smith
27 Feb, 22:37
Familiar faces return as Crusaders name team for Super Round
The Crusaders have emerged a little worse for wear from their round one Super Rugby Pacific defeat to the Chiefs, revealing two ke…
Ned Lester
27 Feb, 22:36
Hurricanes' loose forward depth tested as Jordie Barrett named for 100th cap
Jordie Barrett will join brother Beauden in the Hurricanes centurion club and will become the 16th in franchise history alongside …
Ben Smith
27 Feb, 22:19
Chiefs switch up tight five for Brumbies clash in Melbourne
From a finals rematch in round one, the Chiefs now face their 2023 semi-final opponents in week two, a matchup where the chip is o…
Ned Lester
27 Feb, 22:17
'Conversations have been brought forward' on a Jaguares return to Super Rugby
The Melbourne Rebels' pending demise may be paving the way for a return of the Buenos Aires-based Super Rugby franchise, the Jagua…
Ned Lester
27 Feb, 20:43
Pacific Nations Cup enters new era with expanded competition
The Pacific Nations Cup has had a revamp, with two new teams added and a new pool structure feeding a playoff that will culminate …
Ned Lester
27 Feb, 17:29
Why serial underachievers Racing 92 spend big and win little
Galacticos keep swarming to Paris on eye-popping salaries, yet the storied club have almost nothing to show for their millions.
FEATURE
Gavin Mortimer
27 Feb, 16:40
'It just doesn't make sense': Ex-All Black blasts handling of Ethan Blackadder
Former All Black Justin Marshall has taken aim at the resting protocols which has seemingly captured all players regardless of the…
Ben Smith
27 Feb, 16:25
Ex-All Black set to debut for Rebels after 'deflating' first round loss
Melbourne believe the Western Force would have circled their Super Round rugby clash on Friday night as a must-win, as both team…
AAP
27 Feb, 15:56
Explained: The Finn Russell kicking masterclass for Scotland
An Opta RugbyHub graphic below shows that 15 attempts have been made – from both sides of the pitch and down the middle – and …
Exclusive
Jon Newcombe
27 Feb, 13:48
Gloucester look to Christian Wade to fill Louis Rees-Zammit vacancy
Rees-Zammit is ironically on the NFL's International Player Pathway (IPP) since January, the same programme that the 32-year-old W…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
27 Feb, 13:23
Ban means Jonathan Danty will miss the rest of the Six Nations
The La Rochelle centre was initially yellow carded in Lille, but his foul play was upgraded to red during the interval and he didn…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 13:01
La Rochelle confirm 10 contract extensions, including Jack Nowell
Among the quartet that have committed to the Top 14 club until 2029 is France No8 Gregory Alldritt, who sat out last Sunday’s Gu…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 12:37
World Rugby respond to Gregor Townsend's mouthguard tech concerns
Gregor Townsend spoke out after last Saturday's Calcutta Cup victory over England when a second Scottish player in successive matc…
PA
27 Feb, 11:08
Leia Brebner-Holden and Meg Varley: Six Nations call-ups, redundancies, and Scottish roots
Two names that jumped out from the Scotland 34-strong group announced last week were Leia Brebner-Holden and Meg Varley.
Interview
Gary Heatly
27 Feb, 10:06
Ollie Hassell-Collins claims he'd 'never' turn down Wales – report
The Leicester back debuted for England in last year’s Guinness Six Nations opener at home to Scotland and he also started the fo…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 10:03
Steve Boden breaks silence over why he quit Doncaster – report
The Yorkshire club were placed second behind Ealing Trailfinders in the Championship, but Boden has now stepped away after three a…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 8:15
World Rugby conference set to address the sport's biggest talking points
Off the back of a hugely successful Rugby World Cup 2023 and in the midst of the Six Nations, amongst other domestic rugby competi…
Grant Constable
27 Feb, 7:53
Huw Jones to travel to France this week to complete Top 14 switch
The 30-year-old Glasgow outside centre, who had a move to Bayonne scrapped three years ago after they were relegated to Pro D2, is…
Neil Fissler
27 Feb, 6:36
Sale statement: Signing of 'loves to bang hard' 134kg Le Roux Roets
The Gallagher Premiership club developed a habit under former director of rugby Steve Diamond for recruiting South Africans and th…
Liam Heagney
27 Feb, 6:10
Is the Six Nations balance of power shifting?
The statistics paint a picture of a new landscape emerging across the North's flagship tournament
Analysis
Nick Bishop
27 Feb, 3:57
Is New Zealand in danger of giving trade secrets to main rivals?
The continual loss of Kiwi coaching expertise to competitors could come back to bite the All Blacks
FEATURE
Gregor Paul
27 Feb, 3:05
Former Wales No. 10 Rhys Patchell explains ‘surprise’ move to Highlanders
Former Wales playmaker Rhys Patchell has opened up about his “surprise” move to join New Zealand club the Highlanders.
Interview
Finn Morton
26 Feb, 23:57
All Black greats react to Super Rugby players being mic'd up
The Chiefs have surprised fans this week with a rare insight into the on-field communication of two of their All Blacks in Damian …
Ned Lester
26 Feb, 21:57
An All Blacks hopeful from a family of Springboks makes his Super Rugby debut
Hurricanes rookie Jordi Viljoen's upbringing is a who's who of rugby's biggest names and teams.
Ned Lester
26 Feb, 20:39
The ‘amazing, beautiful’ crowd reaction to Canada’s epic upset in Vancouver
In one of the upsets of the season so far, Canada defeated SVNS Series front-runners Australia.
Interview
Finn Morton
26 Feb, 20:18
Super Rugby takes: Levi Aumua wasted by Crusaders, Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens needs an encore
The Canes bashed the Force, the Crusaders fell to the Chiefs without using their star signing, the Reds have the best flyhalf in A…
Opinion
Ben Smith
26 Feb, 19:58
‘Too much responsibility’: All Blacks greats weigh in on Ruben Love debate
Legendary All Blacks Jeff Wilson, Mils Muliaina and Sir John Kirwan have unanimously agreed that Ruben Love is better off at fullb…
Finn Morton
26 Feb, 19:15
Steve Borthwick issues 'hopeful' update on injured England fly-half Marcus Smith
Harlequins star Smith has sat out all three of England’s games so far with a calf problem suffered on a pre-tournament training …
PA
26 Feb, 18:11
Rivalry renewed: Who New Zealand and Australia face at SVNS LAX
New Zealand and Australia will renew their epic sporting rivalry once again when they meet at SVNS LAX.
Finn Morton
26 Feb, 17:01
Chiefs get reprieve as McKenzie cleared but another All Black sidelined
The Chiefs have got positive news after Damian McKenzie was forced off the field early in the second half against the Crusaders in…
Ben Smith
26 Feb, 16:33
Can Romania awake from deep and disheartening slumber?
The Oaks have fallen a long way from the glory days of the 1980s, and face an uncertain future.
FEATURE
Francisco Isaac
26 Feb, 13:11
The 2 players breakthrough Cardiff scrum-half Bevan models his game on
The URC Origin Rounds are firmly focussed on supporting the grassroots game and Cardiff Rugby’s Ellis Bevan is certainly doing j…
Simon Thomas
26 Feb, 12:15
Pearson gunning for England return as Borthwick called to make changes
Tom Pearson is hoping his man of the match performance in front of Steve Borthwick in England A's thumping 91-5 win over Portugal …
Chris Jones
26 Feb, 11:35
Wounded France axe 3 players from matchday squad after Italy draw
France have announced a 19-player squad that will remain in camp during this upcoming fallow week, with the rest returning to thei…
Josh Raisey
26 Feb, 10:51
Danilo Fischetti set to stay in Italy
Italy loosehead Danilo Fischetti has re-signed with Zebre for two more seasons extending his stay until June 30 2026.
Ian Cameron
26 Feb, 10:10
Date set for Jonathan Danty to learn Six Nations fate after red card
France centre Jonathan Danty will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after his red card against Italy on Sunday in the Guinnes…
Josh Raisey
26 Feb, 9:44
'Nothing scarier': Tuilagi backed to do 'special things' vs Ireland
The concept of mis-firing England throwing a player into a Guinness Six Nations clash with Grand Slam champions Ireland who has no…
Interview
Chris Jones
26 Feb, 8:41
Ben Gollings has degraded Fiji sevens squad claims ex wing
The latest failure by Ben Gollings to deliver an HSBC SVNS title at the Vancouver SVNS has seen another call for the head coach to…
Chris Jones
26 Feb, 7:35
'Just give me the ball and I will sprint' - Duhan Van der Merwe
Scotland hat-trick hero Duhan van der Merwe has vowed to continue plundering Six Nations tries and try to beat Stuart Hogg’s all…
Bryn Palmer
26 Feb, 7:25
The 4 England players Borthwick has been told to 'move on'
Following England's disappointing loss to Scotland in their round three Six Nations match at Murrayfield, former England fly-half …
Ian Cameron
26 Feb, 6:52
Anthony Watson's take on 'explosive' Immanuel Feyi-Waboso cameo
A combined total of three minutes of action over the course of the opening two rounds of Guinness Six Nations action is not ideal …
Josh Raisey
26 Feb, 5:30
Wasps statement: Update on return to rugby
Wasps have this morning updated its stakeholders and fans on the ongoing efforts to rebuild and return both its men's and women's …
Ian Cameron
26 Feb, 5:26
Antoine Dupont magic not enough in his first sevens tournament
Antoine Dupont was unable to inspire France to sevens silverware as New Zealand edged them out in the semi-finals of the HSBC SVNS…
PA
26 Feb, 5:05
The White Hole of Calcutta
Scotland, inspired by Duhan van der Merwe, are becoming a serious problem for England, after another tub-thumping victory
FEATURE
Graham Simmons
26 Feb, 4:47
5 things we learned from round three of the Guinness Six Nations
Ireland remain on course for title glory, Scotland won the Calcutta Cup again and Italy claimed an historic draw in France.
PA
26 Feb, 3:17
Mick Cleary: 'England fans are entitled to be grumpy and weary'
Steve Borthwick's men fumbled the ball, tried to play too much rugby and were ultimately undone by Duhan van der Merwe's brillianc…
FEATURE
Mick Cleary
26 Feb, 2:50
Black Ferns Sevens rise to the occasion to win SVNS Vancouver
The Black Ferns Sevens claimed Cup final glory after dismantling France 35-19 at BC Place Stadium on Sunday evening.
Interview
Finn Morton
25 Feb, 22:36
Argentina make history while New Zealand end SVNS drought in Vancouver
Argentina have continued to stamp their mark on the Men’s SVNS Series with their third win in four Cup finals.
Interview
Finn Morton
25 Feb, 21:55
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week: Six Australians, eight Kiwis and one Samoan
Six Australians, eight Kiwis and one Samoan made the cut for the Super Rugby Pacific team of the week for their performances in ro…
Opinion
Ben Smith
25 Feb, 21:06
Argentina chase history in Vancouver after making another SVNS final
Argentina are through to their fourth Cup final from as many SVNS Series events this season.
Interview
Finn Morton
25 Feb, 17:46
Gregor Townsend blasts English PRL as row explodes over access
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has hit out at the governing body of England’s Premiership clubs for refusing to release his…
Bryn Palmer
25 Feb, 17:24
New Zealand Sevens chase Vancouver double as both teams make their final
New Zealand have taken a big step towards a SVNS Vancouver double with both team's winning their semi-finals.
Interview
Finn Morton
25 Feb, 17:23
SVNS Series leaders Australia miss Vancouver final with surprise loss
SVNS Series leaders Australia will not play in the Vancouver Cup final.
Interview
Finn Morton
25 Feb, 16:49
Ex-All Black stars in Japan as Rennie's Steelers continue rise
The Kobelco Kobe Steelers have continued their rise up the Japan Rugby League One standings after a comfortable 27-17 win over Ric…
AAP
25 Feb, 16:47
Andy Farrell expecting 'harder' South African defence from England
The reigning Guinness Six Nations champions limited Wales to a penalty try after nilling Italy.
PA
25 Feb, 16:05
Tough Series: SVNS titans South Africa beat Australia in battle for ninth
The “margin of error” is tiny in the new-look SVNS Series, as seen in Vancouver.
Interview
Finn Morton
25 Feb, 15:36
Paolo Garbisi apologises for missing the late chance to make history for Italy
The Azzurri had won only once in 44 previous Championship attempts.
PA
25 Feb, 14:51
Fabien Galthie faces sack before end of the Six Nations
RTE rugby pundit Bernard Jackman has forecasted a grim future for France's head coach - Fabien Galthie - suggesting his likely dis…
Ian Cameron
25 Feb, 13:18
Shot clock drama as Italy fumble historic win over France
Les Bleus had won 45 of their previous 48 matches against the Azzurri.
PA
25 Feb, 12:30
England A take Portugal to the cleaners in Leicester
England A cruised to a thumping 91-5 victory over Portugal in front of a crowd of 15,123 at Leicester’s Mattioli Woods Welford R…
PA
25 Feb, 12:11
France player ratings vs Italy | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
France player ratings: In the third round of the Six Nations, France managed to secure a victory against Italy even if their perfo…
Opinion
Ian Cameron
25 Feb, 11:57
Cam Redpath's Six Nations message to Scotland teammates
Cam Redpath has challenged Scotland to win their last two Guinness Six Nations matches and give themselves a chance of championshi…
PA
25 Feb, 11:04
England A ratings vs Portugal | 2024 Welford Road
Steve Borthwick, the England head coach, was present and wanted to see some of the country’s best talent operate at a higher lev…
Chris Jones
25 Feb, 9:50
'Steve's seen something': England A verdict on Charlie Atkinson
The 22-year-old was a Christmas Eve arrival at Kingsholm from Leicester and despite only playing one match so far with his latest …
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 6:00
Warren Gatland insists winless Wales on right path
Warren Gatland is convinced Wales are on course to become “an excellent team” despite a third successive defeat in another glo…
PA
25 Feb, 5:48
'We knew Wales had nothing to lose and they threw the kitchen sink at us'
Robbie Henshaw insists Grand Slam-chasing Ireland must improve on a “scrappy” win over Wales in order to topple England at “…
PA
25 Feb, 5:10
'Amazing trip; I learned how to tour with a senior men’s team'
Charlie Ewels was involved in the last game that his country played at A level, the Saxons’ 2016 tour win over South Africa A in…
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 3:47
Jamie George's warning to Ireland despite England flop in Scotland
England's recent winning streak was ripped asunder by the clinical finishing of Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe, who bagged a …
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 3:36
Townsend: Why 'amazing' van der Merwe achievement won't beat last year
The 28-year-old South African is developing a habit of scoring in the world’s oldest rugby international fixture, his record now…
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 3:22
Four England talking points after their abject defeat in Scotland
Saturday was a brutal reminder that England remain a second-rate Guinness Six Nations team despite their Rugby World Cup bronze.
Analysis
Liam Heagney
25 Feb, 3:04
Watch: Antoine Dupont breaks Irish hearts with last-gasp winner in quarter
Antoine Dupont has booked France a spot in the SVNS Vancouver semi-finals after scoring a last-play winner against Ireland.
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 23:25
‘Backs against the wall’: All Blacks Sevens move on with win over Fiji
The All Blacks Sevens are through to the SVNS Vancouver semi-finals after beating Fiji.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 22:56
Why 'it was scary' for Antoine Dupont to play sevens again after 10 years
SVNS Series debutant Antoine Dupont has explained why "it was scary" to make the switch from 15s.
Exclusive
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 22:17
Canada book place in Vancouver semis with ‘special’ win over rivals USA
Canada has overcome a slow start at their home event to book their place in a blockbuster semi-final on Sunday.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 21:07
New Zealand and Australia record big quarter-final wins at SVNS Vancouver
New Zealand and Australia have both taken another step towards a potential Trans-Tasman Cup final at SVNS Vancouver.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 20:38
Why did Antoine Dupont wear number 25 in Vancouver?
Antoine Dupont arrived on the pitch at BC Place in Vancouver with the number 25 on his back. And that's why...
Exclusive
Willy Billiard
24 Feb, 20:13
Watch: Antoine Dupont blitzes Australia to score first SVNS Series try
Antoine Dupont has scored his first try on the HSBC SVNS Series against Australia in Vancouver.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 18:20
'Their skill execution was absolutely atrocious': Irish pundits pick apart England's loss
Irish TV pundits dissected England's performance on Virgin Media Sport which showed England were who everyone thought they were.
Ben Smith
24 Feb, 18:14
'Me being too emotional': Noah Lolesio puts Carter talk to bed after Brumbies win
Noah Lolesio let his rugby do the talking as he steered the ACT Brumbies to a Super Rugby Pacific season-opening win.
AAP
24 Feb, 17:22
'Hasn’t been proven’: Gregor Townsend wary of trusting mouthguard technology
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend expressed concerns about the implementation of smart mouthguards after temporarily losing a se…
PA
24 Feb, 17:09
'Signing of the decade': New Zealand's fullback riches on show as Highlanders' recruit stars
Round one of Super Rugby Pacific saw the emergence of New Zealand's next crop of fullbacks with Chay Fihaki, Zarn Sullivan and Jac…
Ben Smith
24 Feb, 17:02
‘We're here to win’: Sam Dickson makes history as New Zealand top SVNS pool
New Zealand’s Sam Dickson has etched his name into the history books alongside All Blacks Sevens greats.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 16:52
'Painful lesson': The Steve Borthwick verdict on wounding England loss
Ten points up, England defensively wilted, enabling Duhan van der Merwe to grab the try hat-trick that allowed the Scots to close …
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 16:04
Watch: Maddison Levi’s individual brilliance wins extra-time SVNS thriller
Maddison Levi’s return to the SVNS Series couldn’t have been scripted any better.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 14:59
Duhan van der Merwe hat-trick sinks sloppy England to win Calcutta Cup
The wing climbed to within one of Scotland’s all-time record try-scorer Stuart Hogg as Scotland soared to their fourth consecuti…
PA
24 Feb, 14:13
England player ratings vs Scotland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Player ratings: England title notions got a very rude awakening with this deflating 21-30 defeat in Scotland.
Analysis
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 13:55
Warren Gatland rues costly moment in loss to Ireland
Wales boss Warren Gatland backed Ireland to clinch back-to-back Grand Slam titles after his side suffered a 31-7 Guinness Six Nati…
PA
24 Feb, 13:11
France forced into late change to XV ahead of Italy clash
France winger Louis Bielle-Biarrey has been forced to withdraw from France's Guinness Six Nations contest against Italy on Sunday,…
Josh Raisey
24 Feb, 12:31
Scotland player ratings vs England | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Scotland player ratings: It wasn’t always convincing in a game littered with errors on both sides, but ultimately Scotland won…
Analysis
Bryn Palmer
24 Feb, 12:07
Ireland cruise past Wales to keep Grand Slam dream alive
Ireland kept their quest for successive Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam titles on track by brushing aside spirited Wales with a do…
PA
24 Feb, 11:36
Wales player ratings vs Ireland | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Even Welsh fans must admit that a defeat, and a comfortable one at that, was the most likely outcome at the Aviva. But the result …
Daniel Gallan
24 Feb, 10:45
Ireland player ratings vs Wales | 2024 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland player ratings: Ireland came into this one heavy favourites, but Wales didn't quite roll over in the manner that many were…
Ian Cameron
24 Feb, 10:40
Waratahs coach issues update on Lalakai Foketi neck injury
A loss to Super Rugby Pacific rivals Queensland Reds has been softened by the positive outlook for star centre Lalakai Foketi, who…
AAP
24 Feb, 9:38
Reds begin Les Kiss era with win over Waratahs
Les Kiss's Queensland Reds tenure has begun with flashes of brilliance and moments of plain ridiculousness as the hosts beat the N…
AAP
24 Feb, 9:29
England great Jason Robinson named Sale Sharks boss - OTD
On this day in 2009, Jason Robinson was appointed head coach of Premiership club Sale.
PA
24 Feb, 7:20
What Posolo Tuilagi has done to earn his first start for France
France assistant coach Laurent Sempere has praised Posolo Tuilagi for his energy as the lock prepares to make his first start for …
PA
24 Feb, 6:24
The Skivington message for England A fans after eight-year absence
Not since the 2016 Saxons tour to South Africa have England fielded at A team level.
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 5:45
What England A expect from 'let me do my thing' Alfie Barbeary
The 23-year-old was initially set to miss this Sunday’s fixture versus Portugal at Mattioli Woods Welford Road through suspensio…
Liam Heagney
24 Feb, 4:47
Fissler Confidential: Burns to Munster agreed as Tigers hunt Wallaby
Leicester Tigers head coach Dan McKellar is looking to go shopping in his native Australia as he endeavours to strengthen his Welf…
Exclusive
Neil Fissler
24 Feb, 4:28
Mercer opens up on his 'debate' with Borthwick after Six Nations snub
Zach Mercer has been quite outspoken about his ongoing England omission and as a result there have been fears that he has sabotage…
Josh Raisey
24 Feb, 4:10
'Daunting makes it sounds like we are scared. We are not. We are excited'
The odds are stacked against Wales, having not won a Six Nations game in Dublin since 2012 and facing a team marching towards anot…
PA
24 Feb, 3:02
France 7s captain praises world’s ‘best player’ Antoine Dupont after debut
France captain Paulin Riva has described Antoine Dupont as “the best player in the world” after Day One at SVNS Vancouver.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 1:04
‘A different world’: Aussie 7s not losing sleep before Antoine Dupont clash
Australia's Henry Hutchison was asked about the threat that Antoine Dupont poses ahead of the upcoming must-win pool clash.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 0:34
All Blacks Sevens ‘struggling’ for consistency on mixed day in Vancouver
New Zealand bounced back with a bit of a statement win over Ireland at BC Place Stadium on Friday night.
Interview
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 0:04
Maddison Levi’s return to boost Aussie 7s' quest for Vancouver crown
Australia will welcome back try-scoring machine Maddison Levi on Day Two at SVNS Vancouver.
Interview
Finn Morton
23 Feb, 22:26
New Zealand SVNS star's cold reply to Aussie coach’s loser talk comment
Black Ferns Sevens ace Shiray Kaka has hit back at comments from a rival coach that the New Zealand men’s team were embracing lo…
Interview
Finn Morton
23 Feb, 21:37
New Zealand’s Shiray Kaka reveals price of ‘embarrassing’ TikTok fame
Black Ferns Sevens’ Shiray Kaka has emerged as one of New Zealand’s leading sports personalities.
Interview
Finn Morton
23 Feb, 20:59
Watch: Antoine Dupont makes highly anticipated SVNS Series debut
Much to the delight of fans at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Friday afternoon, Frenchman Antoine Dupont debuted on the SVNS Se…
Finn Morton
23 Feb, 19:11
South Africa overcome rivals New Zealand in ‘intense’ Vancouver clash
South Africa have started their SVNS Vancouver campaign with a confidence-building 21-12 win over New Zealand.
Interview
Finn Morton
23 Feb, 17:52
Women’s rugby pioneer: Charlotte Caslick makes history on SVNS Series
Charlotte Caslick continues to lead the way as a pioneer of women’s rugby on the SVNS Series.
Interview
Finn Morton
23 Feb, 16:07
New Zealanders Stacey Waaka and Leroy Carter ruled out of SVNS Vancouver
Both the Black Ferns Sevens and All Blacks Sevens have been dealt major blows as two star players were ruled out of SVNS Vancouver…
Finn Morton
23 Feb, 14:44
'I want that cup’ - Joe Marler irked by sight of Scots' Calcutta Cup celebrations
Joe Marler is desperate to help England wrestle back the Calcutta Cup on Saturday after growing exasperated with Scotland’s rece…
PA
23 Feb, 12:09
Northampton statement: Courtney Lawes signs for Brive
The England centurion, who retired from international rugby at the end of the recent Rugby World Cup, had been tipped in recent we…
Liam Heagney
23 Feb, 12:00
Force pay heavy price in Hurricanes blow-out in Perth
The Western Force have been made to pay dearly for a woeful first half in a 44-14 Super Rugby Pacific loss to the Hurricanes at Pe…
AAP
23 Feb, 10:46
Finn Russell responds to talk England are set to go after him
The Red Rose have turned to the Felix Jones system that helped South Africa win the World Cup, beating Scotland 18-3 along the way…
PA
23 Feb, 10:20

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