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'You just learn': Springboks' verdict on All Blacks staff changes
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has given his reaction to last weekend’s shake-up of the All Blacks staff, Crusaders’ Jason R…
Liam Heagney
27 Jul, 11:54
'I would always be interested in Ngani'
While a return to New Zealand could eventually be on the cards for Ngani Laumape, Hurricanes fans shouldn't start counting their c…
Sam Smith
27 Jul, 11:48
Baptism of fire draws near for young All Blacks tightheads
Entering the July series with Ireland, the All Blacks selectors would have been feeling relatively confident with the tightheads a…
Tom Vinicombe
27 Jul, 10:37
'I'd jump at it': England boss Eddie Jones reveals his dream job
England boss Eddie Jones has added to the speculation that he would love the chance to swap codes and coach in the Australian NRL.
Liam Heagney
27 Jul, 9:44
Exeter name the seven players they are lending to Cornish Pirates
Rob Baxter has named the seven Exeter Chiefs players who will be dual registered with Cornish Pirates, the Championship outfit tha…
Liam Heagney
27 Jul, 9:10
'Paralysed' foot sees Renaldo Bothma retire with immediate effect
Ex-Harlequins back-rower Renaldo Bothma has had his hopes of representing Namibia at the 2023 World Cup dashed as he has been forc…
Liam Heagney
27 Jul, 7:55
Munster medical bulletin provides latest RG Snyman injury update
Munster have provided an injury update on RG Snyman, the Springboks lock who has played just four times in two seasons for them du…
Liam Heagney
27 Jul, 7:02
Brett Cameron's signing creates backline conundrum for Hurricanes
Four years following the departure of Beauden Barrett, the Hurricanes will once again have an All Black running the cutter at firs…
Tom Vinicombe
27 Jul, 6:42
'Danny wore that one and I certainly owe him a few drinks'
Ex-Wallabies international Drew Mitchell has recalled the boozy night out in Melbourne with Danny Cipriani which culminated in the…
Liam Heagney
27 Jul, 6:25
Second chance looms for Wallabies hopeful after two-year hiatus
After his first taste of the Wallabies ended with a mouth full of sand and a double shoulder reconstruction, unheralded prop Matt …
AAP
27 Jul, 5:57
Irish players set to launch concussion case against IRFU - report
The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is the latest organisation facing a concussion lawsuit as a number of ex-Irish players are t…
Liam Heagney
27 Jul, 4:57
Western Force re-sign veteran for another two years
As one of only three players to play 100 matches for the Force, Prior's leadership and skill will continue to be crucial as he ent…
AAP
27 Jul, 0:49
'I need you to step up at fullback': Ex-All Black's message for Jordie Barrett
Wilson put the onus on Jordie Barrett at fullback to provide more ball-playing on the edges to create for the wingers.
Sam Smith
27 Jul, 0:42
'I haven't rung anyone as quick as that before': Latest All Black Newell on his surprise call
The All Blacks revealed that uncapped Crusaders youngster Fletcher Newell will join the national squad for their upcoming tour to …
Ben Smith
26 Jul, 19:44
'Prove them wrong': All Blacks want to silence critics says Richie Mo'unga
All Black first five-eighth Richie Mo'unga says the team is motivated to prove the critics wrong in the aftermath of the historic …
Ben Smith
26 Jul, 18:32
France legend Freddie Michalak went from holiday to new NRL coaching gig
Aiming to keep up in the battle for a top-four spot, Cronulla Sharks head coach Craig Fitzgibbon has enlisted the help of a holida…
AAP
26 Jul, 17:53
'There's no hiding from it': Jason Ryan faces big ask ahead of Springboks clashes
New All Blacks assistant coach Jason Ryan has precious little time to get his charges up to speed ahead of what looms as two cruci…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Jul, 14:31
Bath issue update on Charlie Ewels' serious injury with England
Bath have provided an update on England lock Charlie Ewels after he was hurt during preparations for the first Test in Perth on Ju…
PA
26 Jul, 12:24
The promise Rowntree has made in first interview as Munster boss
Graham Rowntree has given his first interview since starting work as the new Munster head coach, welcoming the Irish province’s …
Liam Heagney
26 Jul, 12:02
The defeat Morgan Parra most regrets, and his South African fury
Scrum-half Morgan Parra has revealed the one Clermont match he would revisit in order to change the result - and the veteran has a…
Liam Heagney
26 Jul, 10:37
Stade Francais owner shares thoughts on 'vague' Laumape situation
The situation regarding Ngani Laumape at Stade Francais has been described as unresolved, the French club’s owner Hans-Peter Wil…
Liam Heagney
26 Jul, 8:48
Burned by Beirne: Is the All Blacks engine room coming off the rails?
The selection of tough, mobile second rows has always been a point of difference in New Zealand’s favour - until now.
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Nick Bishop
26 Jul, 7:19
Robertson names two ex-England players he would love to coach with
Serial trophy winner Scott Robertson has included two ex-England players in the list of coaches he would love to work with in the …
Liam Heagney
26 Jul, 6:49
Wallabies assistant would support return of Eddie Jones
The idea of England coach Eddie Jones making a return to Australia rugby has support from within the ranks of the Wallabies.
AAP
26 Jul, 6:05
Wisemantel identifies Wallabies positions up for grabs as Cheika's Pumas loom
The Wallabies say their former coach Michael Cheika is making his mark on Argentina, who they face in two tests next month to open…
AAP
26 Jul, 5:57
Scott Robertson explains recent Sydney meeting with Eddie Jones
Crusaders boss Scott Robertson has shed light on his rendezvous with England boss Eddie Jones in Sydney in the lead-up to the rece…
Liam Heagney
26 Jul, 5:25
All Blacks call uncapped prop into squad ahead of Springboks tests
The All Blacks have called an uncapped prop into their touring squad to South Africa following an injury to Ofa Tu'ungafasi.
Alex McLeod
26 Jul, 1:56
This is not a dangerous All Black side for the Boks to 'watch out' for
If they can't beat the worst performing All Black side in 25 years in their own backyard for the first time since 2014, when will …
OPINION
Ben Smith
26 Jul, 1:39
'The man for the job': Richie Mo'unga backs Ian Foster as All Blacks boss
All Blacks star Richie Mo'unga has backed under-pressure head coach Ian Foster to lead the side to next year's World Cup.
AAP
26 Jul, 0:10
Highlanders invest in future by signing five New Zealand U20 players from 2024
The Highlanders have invested heavily in their future, signing five New Zealand U20 representatives on three-year deals from 2024.
Alex McLeod
25 Jul, 23:24
The All Blacks coaching drama has breathed life into The Rugby Championship
Well, they’ve made their bed now. They’ve staked everything on Foster and they’ve absolved him of any blame.
OPINION
Hamish Bidwell
25 Jul, 21:34
Crusaders boss Scott Robertson hires new assistant coach after recent departures
Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has acted quickly shortly after the departures of two of his assistants in recent weeks.
Alex McLeod
25 Jul, 20:47
One-test All Blacks first-five Brett Cameron signs with Hurricanes
Former All Blacks first-five Brett Cameron will return to Super Rugby next year after signing a two-year deal with the Hurricanes.
Alex McLeod
25 Jul, 19:51
'They are imposters': South African media pile on All Blacks after 'scapegoat' decision
The shockwaves of New Zealand Rugby's decision to keep head coach Ian Foster on while letting go of two of his assistants have rea…
Sam Smith
25 Jul, 17:01
'Delay is no longer an option... radical action must be taken'
Proceedings are set to be issued at court.
PA
25 Jul, 10:40
The All Blacks plan to mend broken bridges with Springboks
New Zealand has made a bold move to start mending some broken bridges with South Africa. According to the Stuff website two second…
Rugby365
25 Jul, 9:13
Tom Varndell to play again in what will be his 11th club
Tom Varndell isn't quite ready to hang up his boots just yet, with news that the 36-year-old is set to play for Oxford Harlequins …
Ian Cameron
25 Jul, 7:52
The rise of Chile: From outsiders to World Cup qualifiers
Just over a week ago Chile made history by qualifying for their first ever Rugby World Cup. They swept aside the US Eagles in the …
Stefan Frost
25 Jul, 6:14
Dubai will be last chance saloon for 4 remaining World Cup hopefuls
World Rugby have confirmed that the final qualification tournament for Rugby World Cup 2023 will take place in Dubai.
Kim Ekin
25 Jul, 5:56
Sledging, shithousery and smack
In the summer Tests there was niggle which saw protagonists like Jonny Hill and Darcy Swain reprimanded, while Sam Cane and Peter …
RUGBYPASS+
Graham Simmons
25 Jul, 4:53
England's World Cup pool is about to get a whole lot tougher
England’s bid for Rugby World Cup glory in France next year is about to become tougher with Samoa aiming to add former All Black…
INTERVIEW
Chris Jones
25 Jul, 4:50
Early-onset dementia lawsuit looks destined for court
The law firm representing the group says this is the largest ‘class action’ ever launched outside the United States.
PA
25 Jul, 3:56
'A wounded All Blacks team': Ian Foster lifts the lid on coaching changes
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has confirmed he has the support of the national playing squad after two of his assistant coaches…
Sam Smith
24 Jul, 22:02
Newcastle Falcons statement: RFU investigation
Newcastle Falcons have issued a statement after it was revealed that the club was the subject of an ongoing investigation followin…
Ian Cameron
24 Jul, 10:45
'Rugby then was better' - Former Springbok laments modern game
Former Springbok Dan van Zyl has added his name to a list of players who voiced their descent at the direction the game has gone i…
Ian Cameron
24 Jul, 10:23
Former Ireland forward copped 2 year ban for use of anabolic agent
It has been revealed that former Ireland second row Dan Tuohy was banned for two years after testing positive for the use of an an…
Ian Cameron
24 Jul, 7:21
What hit Rassie Rrasmus 'the hardest' during ongoing ban
Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is very much an open book emotionally and it is in that vein that he has revealed what…
Ian Cameron
24 Jul, 5:48
'A total cop out' - Twitter reacts to axing of All Blacks coaching staff
Ian Foster's tenure as head coach of the All Blacks has received plenty of criticism on Twitter after his side fell to a hugely di…
Stefan Frost
24 Jul, 5:00
Rugby authorities launch racism probe in wake of Luther Burrell allegations
The 32-year-old said racism was “rife” within rugby.
PA
24 Jul, 3:59
Why the Springboks next top rival could be Ireland
These two sides have a long rivalry themselves dating back to 1906 when the South Africans were victorious by 15-12.
OPINION
Rugby365
24 Jul, 2:04
'People are getting bored': Former All Black makes startling admission that NRL has overtaken union
Dagg surmised that sport fans in general are becoming disenchanted with the game of union as a result of the cardfests that have b…
Sam Smith
23 Jul, 23:06
All Blacks announce new coaching changes as assistants let go
The All Blacks have announced a host of changes to the coaching group ahead of the start of the team's tough start to the Rugby Ch…
Ben Smith
23 Jul, 22:07
Ronan O'Gara on the 'difficult conundrum' facing Ciaran Frawley
Ireland great Ronan O'Gara believes that Irish utility back Ciaran Frawley faces a difficult decision if he wants to pursue a Test…
Ian Cameron
23 Jul, 12:24
The truth behind the new Club World Cup
Mark McCafferty, the former chief executive of Premiership Rugby, believes agreement for a new Club World Cup could be signed in O…
EXCLUSIVE
Chris Jones
23 Jul, 7:52
Tonga qualify for World Cup after dismissing Hong Kong
Tonga have reserved their spot at the Rugby World Cup in France next year after sweeping aside Asian Champions Hong Kong at the Su…
Kim Ekin
23 Jul, 5:39
Vermeulen is back as Springboks axe 2 players from 41-man squad
Duane Vermeulen has returned to the Springboks camp as Jacques Nienaber named his 41-man squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship…
Ian Cameron
23 Jul, 4:53
'I understand the frustration': Ian Foster issues message to All Blacks fans
Beleaguered All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has issued a message to disenchanted All Blacks fans in the wake of last week's serie…
Alex McLeod
23 Jul, 1:42
'We're desperate': All Blacks boss Ian Foster's plan to respond against Springboks
After keeping his job in spite of his side's historic series loss to Ireland, All Blacks head coach Ian Foster's focus has now tur…
Alex McLeod
23 Jul, 0:12
'Hell of a birthday present': Ethan de Groot 'stoked' at All Blacks recall
Recalled All Blacks prop Ethan de Groot is ready to rip into action after receiving a special birthday present on Friday.
Sam Smith
22 Jul, 22:58
Report: Crusaders coach in line to join All Blacks coaching group
Scott Robertson's chief assistant at the Crusaders has reportedly been asked to join Ian Foster's All Blacks coaching staff.
Sam Smith
22 Jul, 21:45
Sighting of Will Skelton's enormous rugby playing brother goes viral
A sighting of a giant rugby player - understood to be Will Skelton's younger brother Cameron - has gone viral on social media.
Ian Cameron
22 Jul, 13:19
Van Graan makes his second in situ signing as Bath head of rugby
New Bath head coach Johan van Graan has made his first signing as in situ head coach. The South African landed in Bath last week a…
Kim Ekin
22 Jul, 12:48
'Cheika and I went at each other, it was pretty heated'
Retired Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell had recalled the heated row he had with coach Michael Cheika the night before the squad fle…
Liam Heagney
22 Jul, 12:29
RFU to vote on transgender participation in women's rugby
The Rugby Football Union is to vote next week on recommendations that only females born as females be permitted to play the sport,…
PA
22 Jul, 10:24
'Change is hard, all the old habits exist. Rugby's old and stodgy'
Big-spending Marco Masotti is banking that a massive shake-up in rugby around the world will eventually generate profits after his…
Liam Heagney
22 Jul, 10:09
Ed Slater: 'Ultimately I can't win but I will fight... Hope is not lost'
Former Gloucester and England second row Ed Slater has said he will 'fight with everything' after it was revealed that he has diag…
Ian Cameron
22 Jul, 7:53
'He's got three bad games in him now before the shepherd's crook'
Ireland rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll has hailed the recent performances in New Zealand of Tadhg Beirne, reckoning that the lock…
Liam Heagney
22 Jul, 7:01
Hong Kong could be next underdog to land shock spot at World Cup
Former Dragons forward Lewis Evans is expecting his Hong Kong team to face a ferocious assault from Tonga in their Asia/Pacific 1 …
Chris Jones
22 Jul, 6:18
NSW Waratahs confirm list of the 13 players that are leaving
Recent Super Rugby Pacific quarter-finalists the Waratahs have confirmed the full list of 13 players that are leaving them followi…
Liam Heagney
22 Jul, 6:05
'I did something stupid, I had a horrible feeling inside me'
New Argentina assistant coach Felipe Contepomi has recalled the embarrassing gaffe where he wheeled away thinking he had landed a …
Liam Heagney
22 Jul, 5:07
Not a single South African among Rugby Championship's 12 referees
Not a single South African referee has made the 12-man cut for this year's Rugby Championship. The World Rugby match officials hav…
Rugby365
22 Jul, 5:06
'It's disappointing': Ian Foster reacts to altercation between All Blacks stars
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster says he is disappointed by viral footage of an altercation between Akira Ioane and Justin Marshal…
Alex McLeod
22 Jul, 3:18
Yoram Moefana: France's silent assassin
Hailing from Futuna, a tiny French-speaking South Pacific Island, the Bordeaux-Bègles centre is quietly making waves in Fabien Ga…
RUGBYPASS+
Gavin Mortimer
22 Jul, 3:14
Ian Foster explains the two All Blacks squad changes for Rugby Championship
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has explained why he has recalled two players into his squad for the Rugby Championship.
Alex McLeod
22 Jul, 2:24
All Blacks boss Ian Foster breaks silence as coaching changes loom on horizon
Under-fire coach Ian Foster has broken his silence nearly a week after leading the All Blacks to a historic home series defeat to …
Alex McLeod
22 Jul, 0:35
Ian Foster and Sam Cane retained as All Blacks name squad for Rugby Championship
Ian Foster and Sam Cane have been retained as All Blacks head coach and captain, respectively, for the Rugby Championship.
Alex McLeod
21 Jul, 22:09
Wallabies boss Dave Rennie calls for further tweaks to Giteau Law
Dave Rennie is set to push Rugby Australia's board to allow four overseas-based players in his Wallabies squad given their injury …
AAP
21 Jul, 19:43
Los Pumas captain Julian Montoya one of five stars to return for Wallabies tests
Argentina have included captain Julian Montoya as one of many key returnees in their 34-man squad for the two Rugby Championship m…
AAP
21 Jul, 19:18
D-Day arrives for All Blacks as coaches and captain enter NZR's firing line
Ian Foster appears safe as All Blacks coach, though his captain and assistants less so, as New Zealand Rugby considers changes fro…
AAP
21 Jul, 18:57
'He's regarded very highly but we also have a huge respect for the IRFU'
Andy Farrell is “regarded very highly” by the Rugby Football Union as plans to identify Eddie Jones’ successor.
PA
21 Jul, 17:12
Nine teams - including Chile - named in Nigel Owens' Best July XV
Ireland have gained the most representation in the Best July Test Team XV named by retired referee Nigel Owens, who included picks…
Liam Heagney
21 Jul, 11:35
The RFU's take on bold new 'Club World Cup' plan
Plans for a revolutionary ‘Club World Cup’ could encourage a Ryder Cup-esque rivalry between sides from the northern and south…
PA
21 Jul, 11:25
Gloucester Rugby statement: Ed Slater
Gloucester Rugby have revealed that second-row Ed Slater has been tragically diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) at the age…
Ian Cameron
21 Jul, 9:41
RFU boss addresses speculation around Eddie Jones' future
The Australian eased mounting pressure on his position by masterminding a series win over his native country.
PA
21 Jul, 8:56
'Should be a red': Owens' very different take on the Porter yellow
Retired centurion referee Nigel Owens has disagreed with last Saturday’s decision to only yellow card Andrew Porter for his head…
Liam Heagney
21 Jul, 8:31
'Outstanding': Royal Marines put Exeter through pre-season paces
Exeter boss Rob Baxter admitted last season that his Chiefs would be going back to basics in preparation for the 2022/23 season - …
Liam Heagney
21 Jul, 7:50
'It is very early' - English clubs yet to agree on Club World Cup
European rugby chiefs are driving plans to create a Club World Cup to be played every four years involving eight teams from the No…
Chris Jones
21 Jul, 7:46
Robertson gets a new gig but it's not the All Blacks role he wants
Crusaders boss Scott Robertson will soon be involved in an All Blacks fixtures - but he won’t be working for Ian Foster’s team…
Liam Heagney
21 Jul, 7:15
EPCR statement: Champions Cup fixtures confirmed for 2022/23 season
Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle will kick off their Heineken Champions Cup title defence in December at home to another European ti…
Liam Heagney
21 Jul, 6:45
'He's made for this situation': How O'Driscoll would fix All Blacks
Legendary Ireland midfielder Brian O’Driscoll believes the All Blacks must quickly become brutal with their decision-making and …
Liam Heagney
21 Jul, 6:15
Premiership winner Socino finds himself a new title-winning club
Gallagher Premiership title winner Juan Pablo Socino has found himself a new club a month after leaving Welford Road, the Argentin…
Liam Heagney
21 Jul, 4:45
Cane to be sacked but Foster will keep job claim reports
Sam Cane could be dumped as All Blacks captain but head coach Ian Foster is expected survive with former Ireland coach Joe Schmid…
Chris Jones
21 Jul, 4:12
How Wales restored their pride in the Springbok cauldron
Wayne Pivac's men were roundly written-off before heading to South Africa but a hugely competitive Series saw them returning with …
RUGBYPASS+
Ross Harries
21 Jul, 3:12
Six All Blacks named in Waikato's squad for NPC season
Waikato Rugby is pleased to announce their initial 38-man Bunnings Warehouse National Provincial Championship (NPC) squad for the …
Sam Smith
21 Jul, 0:34
Tonga missing big guns for World Cup playoff
Tonga will be without star internationals Israel Folau, Malakai Fekitoa and Charles Piutau for their World Cup playoff against Hon…
AAP
21 Jul, 0:23
The two best teams in the world
The two best teams in world rugby are clearly France and Ireland and the latest rankings by World Rugby finally reflect that.
Ben Smith
20 Jul, 23:59
Wallabies to bring in two players to bolster Rugby Championship squad
Fullback Jock Campbell has earned his first call-up while lock Rory Arnold returned to the Wallabies fold for their two-Test Rugby…
AAP
20 Jul, 17:25
'Ability to play four positions very valuable': Bath sign van Velze
New Bath boss Johann van Graan promised on Tuesday in his first interview since taking charge that some new signings were imminent…
Liam Heagney
20 Jul, 15:00
Report: New international competition set to pit Asia-Pacific against Americas
A new international rugby competition lined up for 2024 could see the best tier-two teams from Asia-Pacific take on their counterp…
Sam Smith
20 Jul, 11:41
O'Brien, Jackson head big-name cast coaching London Irish amateurs
London Irish Wild Geese, the Regional 2 Thames amateur team attached to the Gallagher Premiership club, have unveiled a big-name c…
Liam Heagney
20 Jul, 11:29
Video: Clarke plays peacemaker in All Blacks street altercation
Footage has emerged online of a Saturday night altercation in Wellington between All Blacks flanker Akira Ioane and legendary scru…
Liam Heagney
20 Jul, 10:12
One easy fix to ignite the All Blacks' attack
The All Blacks have always possessed brilliant individuals who are capable of producing something from nothing - and the current c…
Tom Vinicombe
20 Jul, 9:31
'Real positive' London Irish verdict on new England cap Arundell
London Irish head coach Les Kiss says that high expectations should be encouraged around players like Henry Arundell following his…
PA
20 Jul, 9:14
'At the break down it's about being a nuisance, being more like Packer!'
Alex Matthews is a player who sets extremely high standards for herself and only through gritty determination has the flanker mana…
INTERVIEW
Lucy Lomax
20 Jul, 9:12
'He'll fit in well': Ulster sign Irish-qualified Aussie scrum-half
Ulster have bolstered their squad for the upcoming 2022/23 season with the signing of 23-year-old Irish-qualified scrum-half Micha…
Liam Heagney
20 Jul, 8:54
World Rugby statement: England, Scotland and Wales' GB 7s decision
World Rugby has given its blessing for England, Scotland and Wales to unite as a British team on the Sevens Series circuit from 20…
Liam Heagney
20 Jul, 6:49
Latest on Ritchie, Mata as Edinburgh issue pre-season injury update
Recent URC quarter-finalists Edinburgh have started their pre-season for the 2022/23 campaign and head coach Mike Blair has now pr…
Kim Ekin
20 Jul, 6:14
Sale statement: Short-term signing of ex-England player Joe Simpson
Sale have boosted their scrum-half options by signing ex-England player Joe Simpson on a short-term deal. The 34-year-old thrived …
Liam Heagney
20 Jul, 5:50
Why Ian Foster conundrum differs to All Blacks' past struggles
This is no unprecedented times for the All Blacks - but the circumstances aren't entirely the same as in the past.
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Gregor Paul
20 Jul, 4:35
Stephen Donald's four picks to return to All Blacks squad for Rugby Championship
Former All Blacks star Stephen Donald his outlined the players he believes should return to the national squad for the Rugby Champ…
Sam Smith
20 Jul, 2:23
'Bizarre': All Blacks greats puzzled by glaring non-selections for Ireland series
All Blacks greats have questioned the omission of two players they believe could have impacted in the recent series defeat to Irel…
Sam Smith
19 Jul, 23:45
What a Scott Robertson-coached All Blacks lineup might look like
The question on everyone's lips in New Zealand is when is Scott Robertson taking over the All Blacks? But the real question should…
Sam Smith
19 Jul, 23:01
Truncated season leaves Harlequins with 'no top four expectations'
Harlequins head coach Tabai Matson believes the fixture list for the forthcoming Gallagher Premiership season has taken on greater…
PA
19 Jul, 11:23
The new men the All Blacks might call upon for the Rugby Championship
The All Blacks could look to refresh their squad ahead of the Rugby Championship.
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
19 Jul, 11:12
The 'talk to him' reason why Bristol already impressed with Genge
Bristol boss Pat Lam has hailed the immense contribution by Ellis Genge to the England tour of Australia. Genge, who links up with…
PA
19 Jul, 9:39
'Out cold': The concussion that 'scared the life' out of Joe Marler
Seasoned England international Joe Marler has revealed that a concussion some years ago scared the life out of him as it initially…
Liam Heagney
19 Jul, 9:15
World Rugby statement: Andrew Porter citing complaint dismissed
Referee Wayne Barnes has had his decision to only yellow card Andrew Porter last Saturday in Wellington vindicated as the citing c…
Liam Heagney
19 Jul, 8:38
Rieko Ioane and the art of fixing the defender
The All Blacks are not yet getting the most out of Rieko Ioane in the midfield.
RUGBYPASS+
Ben Smith
19 Jul, 7:51
'Dream big dreams': First van Graan interview as the new Bath boss
New head of rugby Johann van Graan has admitted he is dreaming of big things happening at struggling Bath. The South African has j…
Liam Heagney
19 Jul, 7:50
Summer Tests: Who would be picked in a World XV right now?
Rugby has been fortunate enough to feast on three weekends of sumptuous top-class Test action, where a select band of players have…
RUGBYPASS+
Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
19 Jul, 7:36
Leicester statement: Olowofela exits Tigers with immediate effect
Leicester prospect Jordan Olowofela has left the Gallagher Premiership champions with immediate effect and has joined Nottingham a…
Liam Heagney
19 Jul, 6:44
Fiery Bath baptism for van Graan as Premiership fixtures released
New Bath boss Johann van Graan will get an immediate taste of the hype surrounding the Gallagher Premiership as last season’s bo…
Liam Heagney
19 Jul, 6:15
The Marcus Smith aspect that most impressed Gatland last Saturday
Ex-Lions boss Warren Gatland has delivered his latest verdict on the development of Marcus Smith, a crucial try-scorer last Saturd…
Liam Heagney
19 Jul, 5:44
'I'll take hit': NZR explain reason why Foster presser cancelled
All Blacks communications boss Jo Malcolm has explained that she cancelled last Sunday’s planned post-Test series media event in…
Liam Heagney
19 Jul, 4:45
Springboks tipped to sweep All Blacks in next month's Rugby Championship
The Springboks have been tipped by a Kiwi pundit to whitewash the All Blacks in their two Rugby Championship matches in South Afri…
Sam Smith
19 Jul, 1:37
With these All Blacks it's about coaching and leadership, plain and simple
The losses being piled up by this coaching regime is doing more damage to the All Blacks’ brand than any admission of failure ev…
OPINION
Hamish Bidwell
19 Jul, 0:20
Why Scott Robertson must be brought in immediately if the All Blacks cut Ian Foster
A ex-Crusaders star has given his old boss Scott Robertson a vote of confidence as the All Blacks head coach role comes under incr…
Alex McLeod
19 Jul, 0:01
'Becoming like the Warriors': All Blacks compared to New Zealand's 'mediocre' NRL side
Former Kiwis coach Tony Kemp has questioned whether the All Blacks are heading the same way as the New Zealand Warriors, the NRL c…
Sam Smith
18 Jul, 23:54
Forgotten Wallabies lock back in World Cup frame after signing with Reds
The Queensland Reds' second-row stocks have been restored by the acquisition of a former Wallabies lock until 2025.
AAP
18 Jul, 19:59
Israel Dagg: 'I was really close to signing for Leinster'
Former All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg has said he was really close to signing for Irish giants Leinster.
Ian Cameron
18 Jul, 12:28
Landajo walks away from French club a year early
Los Pumas scrumhalf Martin Landajo has walked away from his contract with Perpignan a year early.
Ian Cameron
18 Jul, 12:05
Porter cited for hit that broke Retallick's cheekbone
Ireland prop Andrew Porter has been cited after an incident during the Test series-clinching victory over New Zealand in Wellingto…
PA
18 Jul, 10:56
Ireland on top of the world as they humble All Blacks
The rugby world was turned on its head as Ireland defeated the All Blacks in the Series decider, leaving England to follow suit, w…
RUGBYPASS+
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
18 Jul, 10:24
'What did we learn less then if we won the game? Absolutely f*** all'
South Africa’s Director of Rugby Johan Erasmus has given his view of the just-completed two-one series win over Wales.
Rugby365
18 Jul, 8:54
It's official, Ireland are the No.1 team in world rugby
Ireland have moved top of the men’s world rankings following their stunning Test series triumph against New Zealand.
PA
18 Jul, 8:19
Jake White: The Springboks' million dollar question
Saturday was do-or-die. The Boks let one slip slip and lost for the first time in history at home to Wales in Bloemfontein, so th…
OPINION
Jake White
18 Jul, 8:01
Wallaby who threw his RWC medal off bridge surprised 19 years later
In the aftermath of the Wallabies losing the Rugby World Cup final to England on home soil in 2003, Justin Harrison threw his RWC …
Ian Cameron
18 Jul, 6:39
Three Premiership clubs launch new fan tokens scheme
Leicester Tigers, Harlequins and Saracens have become the first rugby union side to launch fan tokens. The new initiative is being…
Kim Ekin
18 Jul, 5:49
Fiji boss Vern Cotter's message after shock loss to Samoa
Head coach Vern Cotter has told his Fijian players to take their narrow 20-23 loss to Samoa “on the chin” and use the pain of …
Chris Jones
18 Jul, 5:20
Gregor Townsend is stoked despite South American tour loss
Scotland suffered an agonising late defeat to Argentina in the decisive final Test on Saturday.
PA
18 Jul, 5:03
9 All Blacks and an England international named in Canterbury NPC squad
Nine current or former All Blacks and an ex England international have been named in Canterbury's NPC squad for 2022.
Ian Cameron
18 Jul, 4:44
'He's not going anywhere': Ex-All Blacks weigh in on Ian Foster's coaching future
Two former All Blacks have weighed in on the highly-speculated future of under-pressure New Zealand head coach Ian Foster.
Sam Smith
18 Jul, 2:43
Australian fan cops lifetime ban after 'dangerous' and 'disgraceful' stunt
The patron was filmed in the act after climbing to the vantage point during the second half of Saturday's Test between Australia a…
AAP
18 Jul, 1:44
'Way more fuel for the fire': NZR's big mistake after Foster's press conference cancelled
Talkback callers have unleashed all manner of criticism: blaming complacency, Sam Cane's underwhelming leadership as captain, New …
AAP
18 Jul, 1:36
'I'm troubled about what New Zealand need to do': John Kirwan on fixing All Blacks
Kirwan's gut feeling toward Ireland before the third test was that they would win but he couldn't come to terms with comments from…
Sam Smith
18 Jul, 1:31
'A huge tick': Dan Biggar feels Wales have set their standard after South Africa tour
Wales soared way above expectations against the world champion Springboks, claiming a first win against them on South African soil…
PA
17 Jul, 19:01
'Brilliant foundation': Marcus Smith excited by Farrell partnership after series win
Marcus Smith admits that sharpening the attack is the priority for the autumn as England celebrate a hard-fought series victory ov…
PA
17 Jul, 18:56
Four South Africa takeaways from Wales' tour of SA
South Africa beat Wales in Cape Town to claim the three-Test series and ensure that at least one of the southern hemisphere’s bi…
OPINION
Daniel Gallan
17 Jul, 12:00
RA chairman wades in on Jones aggro as fan arrested in separate incident
Footage posted on social media shows Jones being baited in two separate incidents.
PA
17 Jul, 7:23
Calls for players to miss games after latest Test player's dementia diagnosis
Former Wales captain made an emotional admission on Saturday.
PA
17 Jul, 7:02
Greenwood defends Eddie Jones over fan incidents
Former England centre Will Greenwood has come to the defence of Eddie Jones after footage of an incident with a fan has gone viral…
Ian Cameron
17 Jul, 6:51
5 things we learned from England's series victory in Australia
The visitors showed resolve to keep the Wallabies out in their final match despite sustained late pressure.
PA
17 Jul, 6:24
Rugby world order jolted by July Tests
The winds of change have swept through international rugby in the past few weeks, with historic firsts and a potential changing of…
AAP
17 Jul, 5:59
Nienaber: 'A lot of people had a lot to say about us'
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber said that losing to Wales in the series decider in Cape Town on Saturday simply wasn't an o…
Ian Cameron
17 Jul, 4:56
Eddie Jones in angry exchange with Australia fan after being labelled 'traitor'
Eddie Jones was involved in an angry confrontation with an Australia fan after being called a “traitor”.
PA
17 Jul, 3:35
Scotland player ratings vs Argentina | 3rd Test July 2022
Scotland let a 15-point lead and a potential series victory slip away inside the final half hour as Argentina claimed a dramatic …
OPINION
Gavin Harper
17 Jul, 3:08
'Long three weeks': Wallabies left to lick wounds after failing to close out England series
The Wallabies were brave in attack but saw many opportunities go begging due to errors or because of England's steely defence.
AAP
17 Jul, 2:44
'Not acceptable': NZR boss delivers his verdict after historic Ireland series
The Irish notched up a 32-22 win over New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday to complete a 2-1 series win over the three-times worl…
AAP
17 Jul, 2:14
'Come here and say it': Eddie Jones' fiery confrontation with Australian fan in the crowd
Eddie Jones was involved in an angry confrontation with an Australia fan after being called a “traitor” at Saturday’s 21-17 …
AAP
17 Jul, 2:06
'It was mad': Sexton's flashbacks of Lions tour before the chaotic swing in decider
The pivotal moment clawed the All Blacks back to within three points at 25-22, which came moments after a long range penalty attem…
Ben Smith
17 Jul, 2:00
Many areas of concern for the All Blacks, it's hard to know where to start
Much like the second test in Dunedin, Ireland came out of the blocks fast and rolled over the All Blacks defence.
OPINION
Ben Smith
16 Jul, 22:11
'It was our best display': Gregor Townsend on Scotland's last-gasp Argentina series defeat
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend was proud of his players despite suffering a series defeat in Argentina in the final seconds o…
PA
16 Jul, 19:33
'It was our best display': Gregor Townsend on Scotland's last-gasp Argentina series defeat
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend was proud of his players despite suffering a series defeat in Argentina in the final seconds o…
PA
16 Jul, 19:33
Wayne Pivac hails South Africa tour as significant step forward for Wales
Wayne Pivac described Wales’ South Africa tour as “a big step in the right direction” despite seeing their dream of Test ser…
PA
16 Jul, 19:28
Chile shock USA to qualify for 2023 Rugby World Cup
Chile have completed an enormous upset after they qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup by beating the USA Eagles in their second…
Ian Cameron
16 Jul, 17:56
Late try breaks Scotland hearts in Argentina
The Edinburgh winger touched down after the 80-minute mark in the third and final Test.
PA
16 Jul, 17:35
My world is falling apart: Ex-Wales captain Jones diagnosed with dementia
Former Wales captain Ryan Jones has revealed his fears for the future after being diagnosed with early-onset dementia aged 41.
PA
16 Jul, 16:45
Springboks player ratings vs Wales | 3rd Test July 2022
It was not perfect and it was perhaps more of a slog than most pundits would have expected. However, South Africa wrapped up their…
OPINION
Jan De Koning
16 Jul, 15:35
Ref Watch: Again, more hard to fathom head contact calls
Based on this summer’s appointments it would appear that Matthew Carley and Karl Dickson both now sit above Luke Pearce in World…
OPINION
Paul Smith
16 Jul, 14:57
'Pitch looks horrendous' - Cape Town Stadium surface slammed
The less than ideal playing surface at Cape Town Stadium for the Springboks versus Wales decider was widely criticised on social m…
Ian Cameron
16 Jul, 14:31
Springboks sure-footed in Cape Town as Wales slip at final hurdle
World champions South Africa reserved their best for last as they ended Wales’ dream of a Test series triumph by winning the dec…
PA
16 Jul, 13:31
Wales player ratings vs South Africa | 3rd Test July 2022
Wales player ratings: What a test series it has been. With Test One coming down to a dramatic Damian Willemse kick, and T…
OPINION
Will Owen
16 Jul, 13:19
Courtney Lawes says Australia 'talking smack' was key motivation for win
Courtney Lawes saluted the fighting spirit that enabled England to withstand another Australia fightback and secure a series-clinc…
PA
16 Jul, 12:08
Watch - Farrell and Sexton's full press conference after toppling All Blacks
The Irish became the first team to win an away series against the All Blacks since France in 1994.
PA
16 Jul, 10:58
'We're missing something at the moment': Senior All Blacks searching for answers
For the first time in almost a quarter of a century, the All Blacks have suffered back-to-back defeats at home - and senior player…
Tom Vinicombe
16 Jul, 10:52
Ref Watch: Paul Williams, waterbreaks, scrums and good ref prep
New Zealand’s Paul Williams has not had as much exposure in the Northern Hemisphere in recent times as some of his Antipodean re…
Paul Smith
16 Jul, 10:49
Wallabies player rating vs England | 3rd Test July 2022
How did the Wallabies perform in their defeat against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground?
OPINION
Ned Lester
16 Jul, 10:16
Match winner withdrawn as Wales make late change
Wales have been forced into a late change, withdrawing Gareth Anscombe from the replacements bench.
PA
16 Jul, 10:08
Foster and Cane pinpoint the major concern for the All Blacks
The All Blacks' loss in Wellington marked the second week in a row where they found themselves down on the scoreboard early in the…
Tom Vinicombe
16 Jul, 9:48
Brodie Retallick set for sideline stint following inexplicable yellow card
While losing to Ireland would have been disappointing enough for the All Blacks on Saturday evening, there's some added injury to …
Tom Vinicombe
16 Jul, 9:05
England player ratings vs Australia | 3rd Test July 2022
Not many England sides leave the Sydney Cricket Ground victorious, but Courtney Lawes’ 2022 tourists succeeded where Joe Root’…
Paul Smith
16 Jul, 8:47
'Foster can't survive this' - Social media bells toll for All Blacks boss
The rising tide of critics calling for All Blacks head coach Ian Foster to be axed by the NZR has raised another octave following …
Ian Cameron
16 Jul, 8:43
Ian Foster's message for All Blacks supporters: 'This is a very good Irish team'
While Ian Foster wasn't interested in talking about his future as All Blacks' coach following New Zealand's 10-point loss to Irela…
Tom Vinicombe
16 Jul, 8:34
Video - Ian Foster faces the media after second loss to Ireland
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has fronted the press corp after New Zealand's latest humbling loss to Ireland.
PA
16 Jul, 8:15
Inspired England get the better of Wallabies in Sydney
A defensively resolute England side have claimed a 21-17 victory over the Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground to secure a 2-1 s…
AAP
16 Jul, 8:00
Ref Watch: Wayne Barnes' seismic Andrew Porter call
Ireland made history by completing a first series win in New Zealand in the most pressurized of environments – to which the cool…
Paul Smith
16 Jul, 6:28
'We said it is start of our World Cup year... it's probably bigger than that'
Andy Farrell has said that their series victory over the All Blacks is bigger than simply the start of their Rugby World Year.
AAP
16 Jul, 6:13
All Blacks player ratings vs Ireland | 3rd Test July 2022
The All Blacks have suffered another defeat at the hands of Ireland. Who stood out for NZ in the defeat?
OPINION
Sam Smith
16 Jul, 5:26
Ireland player ratings vs All Blacks | 3rd Test July 2022
Ireland made history once again as they toppled the All Blacks in Wellington to claim a series victory in New Zealand for the firs…
Gavin Harper
16 Jul, 5:16
Ireland claim historic New Zealand series win as pressure mounts on All Blacks
For the first time in history, Ireland have beaten the All Blacks in back-to-back tests to claim a breakthrough series victory on …
Alex McLeod
16 Jul, 5:09
'It's madness. It's undefendable' - Ireland prop's yellow infuriates NZ
A yellow card for Ireland loosehead Andrew Porter for head-high collision with New Zealand's Brodie Retallick has gone down like a…
Ian Cameron
16 Jul, 4:47
'That's one of the best games of rugby I've ever seen. Ever. The intensity'
Jamie George has warned England to be ready for a ferocious early onslaught from “hurt animal” Australia when the rivals clash…
PA
16 Jul, 4:09
Samoa edge Fiji to claim first Pacific Nations Cup title since 2014
Manu Samoa have overturned a 17-3 half-time deficit to edge Fiji and claim their first Pacific Nations Cup title in eight years.
Alex McLeod
16 Jul, 1:41
Michael Hooper defends Wallabies teammate after Eddie Jones comments
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper defended teammate Nic White after England boss Eddie Jones branded the halfback as hypocritical.
AAP
15 Jul, 22:09
Australia A move to top of Pacific Nations Cup after outclassing Tonga
Australia A have done all they can in their bid for a first-ever Pacific Nations Cup title after dispatching Tonga in convincing f…
Alex McLeod
15 Jul, 21:56
All Blacks star reportedly ruled out of series decider against Ireland
An All Blacks star has reportedly been ruled out of Saturday's series decider against Ireland at Sky Stadium in Wellington.
Sam Smith
15 Jul, 21:10
A loss means more doom and gloom for England - Andy Goode
England’s deciding third Test against Australia certainly won’t define the Eddie Jones era but it feels like a big moment as i…
Andy Goode
15 Jul, 19:40
Springboks: 'This week will probably tell us where we are as a team'
Cape Town’s DHL Stadium hosts a winner-takes-all third game on Saturday.
PA
15 Jul, 14:32
Samisoni Taukei'aho's All Blacks absence should raise some eyebrows
The All Blacks have made a handful of changes to their starting line-up for Saturday's do-or-die clash with Ireland but it's a cha…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Jul, 12:13
Michael Hooper: Wallabies are better than this
Australia captain Michael Hooper insists the Wallabies are determined to do themselves justice for the first time in their series …
PA
15 Jul, 11:32
Sexton: Ireland will 'need best performance of season' to have chance
The 37-year-old is poised to move level with Paul O’Connell as his country’s fifth most-capped player.
PA
15 Jul, 11:20
'It could be Eight Nations': Georgia's plea for Euro reform
Georgia's historic win over Italy won't immediately upset the apple cart but it has generated further discourse surrounding the fu…
INTERVIEW
Tom Vinicombe
15 Jul, 11:19
'I had to look after myself': Whitelock's timely return following concussion
The All Blacks underwent a significant change between their first and seconds tests with Ireland this year.
Tom Vinicombe
15 Jul, 11:10
Current crop of All Blacks have lost physical edge claims former Ireland six
Former Ireland back row Stephen Ferris believes that this generation of All Blacks don't have the physical edge of former New Zeal…
Ian Cameron
15 Jul, 11:02
'We know exactly what is coming' - Wales ready for predictable Boks
Dan Biggar says that Wales will “give absolutely everything” in pursuit of a Test series triumph against world champions South…
PA
15 Jul, 9:10
All Blacks star Jordie Barrett issues thinly veiled warning to Ireland
New Zealand have not lost a home series since 1994.
PA
15 Jul, 9:01
Ranking implications as only one team can dethrone France
If Ireland defeats New Zealand this weekend in Wellington, they will dethrone France and return to the No.1 spot.
Kim Ekin
15 Jul, 7:23
Glasgow Warriors sign Lions prop Dell
Glasgow Warriors have signed British and Irish Lion and Scotland international prop Allan Dell, who has joined the club ahead of t…
Ian Cameron
15 Jul, 6:54
The match-up that may define New Zealand vs Ireland decider
Ireland levelled the three-Test series last weekend with an historic first away win over the All Blacks.
PA
15 Jul, 6:20
'I knew it was a pretty heavy contact' - Dan Biggar on injury scare
Skipper ready to lead his country in Cape Town clash.
PA
15 Jul, 6:14
5 talking points ahead of Wales' third Test against South Africa
Wales face South Africa in a Test series decider on Saturday that would have seemed inconceivable just four months ago.
PA
15 Jul, 5:55
5 talking points ahead of England's series decider against Australia
The clash on Saturday will see the newly-created Ella-Mobbs Cup lifted for the first time at Sydney Cricket Ground.
PA
15 Jul, 5:39
Gold slams pitch size as US Eagles attempt to qualify for RWC
USA Eagles head coach Gary Gold has blasted organisers for allowing the first leg of their 2023 Rugby World Cup qualifier with Chi…
Chris Jones
15 Jul, 5:21
Rokocoko reveals plan to jump ship for Olympic glory
Former All Blacks star Joe Rokocoko has revealed former Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan tried to get the flying wing to join his team’s R…
Chris Jones
15 Jul, 4:54
'I didn't see one of our blokes getting sent off for a headbutt'
The rivals clash in a decisive final Test at Sydney Cricket Ground and Richard Cockerill has promised the Wallabies even greater p…
PA
15 Jul, 4:18
NZ born James Lowe: 'I don't think you would be able to script that'
The 30-year-old winger previously represented the Maori All Blacks.
PA
15 Jul, 3:56
Analysis: the rise and rise of Dewi Lake
2022 has been a breakthrough year for the powerful young Ospreys and Wales hooker and he is vying for the No 2 shirt with a series…
RUGBYPASS+
Will Owen
15 Jul, 2:57
Fiji overhaul team for Samoa clash in Pacific Nations Cup title race
Eyeing their sixth Pacific Nations Cup title, Fiji have overhauled their lineup for the tournament finale against Samoa this weeke…
Alex McLeod
15 Jul, 2:15
Australia A make minimal changes in quest for Pacific Nations Cup title
With the Pacific Nations Cup title in the balance Australia A have made minimal changes to their team to face Tonga on Saturday.
Alex McLeod
15 Jul, 1:33
Samoa name one new cap as Pacific Nations Cup title goes on the line
Samoa have made a flurry of changes to their match day team to face Fiji as the Pacific Nations Cup goes on the line this weekend.
Alex McLeod
15 Jul, 0:56
Report: All Blacks outcast George Bridge set for overseas move
George Bridge is reportedly set to leave the Crusaders and move abroad following his omission from the All Blacks.
Sam Smith
14 Jul, 22:57
All-star trio missing again for Tonga's final Pacific Nations Cup clash
Tonga's all-star trio have all been excluded by the 'Ikale Tahi for the second match running as the Pacific Nations Cup comes to a…
Alex McLeod
14 Jul, 22:08
'We've got to cut that out': Eddie Jones wants united effort to fix rugby's mess
Eddie Jones wants test coaches to present a united front to World Rugby in order to speed the game up ahead of next year's World C…
AAP
14 Jul, 20:27
Fijian lock Leone Nakarawa has found a new club
Leone Nakarawa has a new club - with Castres Olympique revealing that they have signed the talented Fijian in a surprise coup.
Ian Cameron
14 Jul, 16:02
'It's our turn to respond': All Blacks out to avoid Lions repeat
This weekend, the All Blacks will take on Ireland in the first mid-year series decider the team has played since squaring off with…
Sam Smith
14 Jul, 13:37
Fagerson has come a long way since Townsend gave him Shepherd's crook
Townsend noted Fagerson was a “very young age” to reach his half-century.
PA
14 Jul, 13:32
Lukhanyo Am: 'I just needed someone to notice. Rugby had to become my life'
One of the world's best midfielders had to stare longingly as South Africa's top schools battled it out and he wants to make rugby…
RUGBYPASS+
Daniel Gallan
14 Jul, 12:56
'He's a cheap shot merchant. Always has been. He's obviously a liar as well'
It's fair to say that former Ireland back row Stephan Ferris and former England hooker Dylan Hartley never quite saw eye-to-eye on…
Ian Cameron
14 Jul, 12:31
The explanation behind the All Blacks' four changes
The All Blacks have made just four personnel changes to the starting line-up for Saturday's series-deciding clash with Ireland, wi…
Sam Smith
14 Jul, 11:01
Playtime is over. Only a resounding win will do for Springboks
There are no excuses. No one is making any. The Springboks mean business and nothing but a resounding and comprehensive display wi…
Daniel Gallan
14 Jul, 10:53
'Put me in the same bracket as Richie McCaw? That is a compliment'
Former Scotland Ryan Wilson believes Peter O'Mahony's sledge of All Blacks captain Sam Cane last weekend was in fact a compliment.
Ian Cameron
14 Jul, 10:31
Cheika swings the axe as Los Pumas make 11 changes
An injury hit Los Pumas have made 11 changes to the side that lost to Scotland in the second Test in Salta last weekend.
Kim Ekin
14 Jul, 10:00
'We've got to put a bit of doubt in the All Blacks' minds'
The Irish created history last weekend by winning away to the All Blacks for the first time.
PA
14 Jul, 8:46
Ollie Smith to make Scotland debut as Townsend makes 8 changes
Full-back Ollie Smith will make his Scotland debut in Saturday’s summer tour series decider against Argentina.
PA
14 Jul, 7:33
Biggar recovers as Wales name team for decider with Springboks
Wales captain Dan Biggar has recovered from a shoulder injury and will start Saturday’s Test series decider against South Africa…
PA
14 Jul, 6:46
Jake White: 'You're not a national coach to learn lessons'
Making 14 changes obviously didn’t work for the Springboks and personally, I think Jacques Nienaber missed a trick.
Jake White
14 Jul, 6:34
'I've been disappointed in the media coverage' - Eddie Jones is peeved
Eddie Jones insists England are inspired to follow the example set by an epic State of Origin decider by putting on a display agai…
PA
14 Jul, 5:23
Visit to All Black legend's plush home inspired Tuivasa-Sheck
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has revealed how a visit to the home of NZ sports icon Eric Rush sparked a dream to play for the All Blacks.
AAP
14 Jul, 4:58
Danny Care returns to England starting line-up for Sydney decider
Danny Care has been restored to England’s starting line-up at the expense of Jack van Poortvliet for Saturday’s decisive third…
PA
14 Jul, 2:54
Australia will 'shut the Pommies up' says debutant Suliasi Vunivalu
Inspired by seeing Queensland edge New South Wales in a dramatic State of Origin decider on Wednesday, Vunivalu wants to silence E…
PA
14 Jul, 1:41
Just one change for Ireland as they name side to face All Blacks
Head coach Andy Farrell has made just one change to Ireland's team as they prepare for the third and final test match of the serie…
Ben Smith
13 Jul, 23:53
Star wing recruit Vunivalu set for Wallabies debut in decider
Star NRL recruit Suliasi Vunivalu is set to make his international rugby debut after being named on the Wallabies bench for their …
AAP
13 Jul, 23:21
Neil de Kock: Jaden Hendrikse selection highlights form over reputation
Faf de Klerk is no different and he won’t think that the number 9 jersey is his whatsoever. He is a fighter and rest assured tha…
OPINION
Neil de Kock
13 Jul, 20:22
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck in line for debut as All Blacks team named for decider
The All Blacks will welcome back the experience of Sam Whitelock to the starting side while Blues star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is in l…
Ben Smith
13 Jul, 20:12
Jones reality check has Vunipola primed to batter Wallabies
England back rower Billy Vunipola predicts he'll perform even better in the Test decider against the Wallabies.
AAP
13 Jul, 17:09
Wallabies set to unleash Wilson on English
Exciting young backrower Harry Wilson has been parachuted straight into the Wallabies' starting line-up.
AAP
13 Jul, 16:32
Springboks want to dominate Wales physically
South Africa will treat the deciding third Test against Wales as a 'final', which lock Lood de Jager believes will be a valuable e…
AAP
13 Jul, 15:39
Doncaster Knights plan stadium expansion to boost Premiership bid
Doncaster Knights are planning to nearly double their stadium capacity to satisfy one of the major hurdles that Championships club…
Chris Jones
13 Jul, 11:24
'It was a no-brainer when Scotland suggested I spend the summer in New Zealand'
Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Jamie Dobie is “buzzing” with excitement at his move to Bay of Plenty.
PA
13 Jul, 9:06
Former England international named Harlequins Women's new head coach
Harlequins Women have named former England international Amy Turner as their new head coach ahead of next season.
Josh Raisey
13 Jul, 7:52
Have the All Blacks regressed or is the world just catching up?
New Zealand’s dismal record in recent times may not simply be a product of the All Blacks flailing under Ian Foster’s stewards…
OPINION
Tom Vinicombe
13 Jul, 7:38
'He's a top, top athlete': England's S&C coach names fittest player
Ellis Genge flattening Michael Hooper in one of the enduring images of England’s series against Australia so far was made possib…
PA
13 Jul, 7:15
Wales call up two Test players to Commonwealth Games sevens squad
Wales Sevens have named two former Test players, Tyler Morgan and Sam Cross, in their 13-man squad to compete at the Commonwealth …
Josh Raisey
13 Jul, 5:48
Richie McCaw's legacy has painted a target on the All Blacks
For years, many believed the All Blacks were given the rub of the green by referees.
RUGBYPASS+
Gregor Paul
13 Jul, 5:11
'Abysmal': Buck Shelford slams All Blacks' skills
Sir Buck Shelford has slammed the All Blacks as they prepare for the deciding test with Ireland in Wellington delivering a witheri…
Chris Jones
13 Jul, 4:40
'It's tough': The toll the Premiership salary cap has taken on England players
England captain Courtney Lawes stands one match from the end of an epic season admitting that rugby faces conflicting demands that…
PA
13 Jul, 4:12
Wallabies expect more from Taniela Tupou in series decider
The Wallabies expect more consistency from powerhouse prop Taniela Tupou while Allan Alaalatoa is also available, boosting their h…
AAP
13 Jul, 3:37
The impact of rugby's global power shift on the All Blacks, England and the World Cup
Rugby looks to be undergoing a major international power shift, and its impact is being felt all across the globe.
AAP
13 Jul, 2:29
'Ireland can go up another gear': All Blacks issued warning for third test
A former international halfback believes Ireland could level up against the All Blacks in this week's series-deciding test at Sky …
Sam Smith
13 Jul, 1:41
Watch: Baby Boks left stunned by unthinkable act during stoppage by brave Welsh lock
The Baby Boks were left stunned by the audacity of Wales lock Dafydd Jenkins during a stoppage in play during the Summer Series U2…
Sam Smith
13 Jul, 1:32
Rassie Erasmus' reply to Schalk Burger after he criticised the team
Rassie Erasmus had some shaded words for former Springbok lock Schalk Burger Snr, after the former player criticised the team foll…
Sam Smith
13 Jul, 1:07
'We can compete': Maori All Blacks boss calls for more matches against tier one teams
The Maori All Blacks have called to play more matches against tier one nations in the wake of their two-match series against Irela…
Alex McLeod
12 Jul, 22:31
Cheika's Pumas lose five players to injury ahead of decider
Argentina have lost five more players to injury ahead of their decisive Test against Scotland on Saturday, including captain Julia…
AAP
12 Jul, 19:52
England captain Lawes happy players are sidelined to be safe over head knocks
Both England and Australia have suffered multiple injuries across their first two Tests, with a number of players getting head kno…
AAP
12 Jul, 19:07
Ben Kay: 'Eddie Jones is the Jose Mourinho of rugby'
The England World Cup winner and BT Sport pundit feels it's time for the erstwhile head coach to put the players first with the Wo…
RUGBYPASS+
Ben Kay
12 Jul, 17:16
Wales and Lions great Jamie Roberts announces his retirement
Former Wales and British & Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 35.
Josh Raisey
12 Jul, 13:47
Faf de Klerk's not so shock axeing explained
South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has explained why he has decided to select Jaden Hendrikse ahead of Springboks stalwart F…
Ian Cameron
12 Jul, 12:29
Has Ian Foster reached the tipping point as All Blacks coach?
Was the lack of foresight from the All Blacks in their second test with Ireland the death knell for the coach?
RUGBYPASS+
Nick Bishop
12 Jul, 12:23
Luke Pearce on trolls: 'It can't continue this way'
Referee Luke Pearce has said that the abuse directed at referees online "can't continue this way," or else he fears his colleagues…
Josh Raisey
12 Jul, 9:50
Farrell gives hope to Ireland's fringe players ahead of crunch All Blacks Test
Andy Farrell felt Ireland’s fringe players staked strong claims for involvement in Saturday’s series decider against New Zeala…
PA
12 Jul, 9:03
Ta'avao suspended following red card against Ireland
All Blacks prop Angus Ta'avao has been handed a three week ban following his red card against Ireland on Saturday in Dunedin.
Josh Raisey
12 Jul, 8:42
Head of Rugby Europe takes swipe at current Test landscape
President of Rugby Europe Octavian Morariu has implied that he doesn't hold out much hope for an increased frequency in Test match…
Ian Cameron
12 Jul, 7:42
Joe Worsley: 'I know that we beat them, but Italy are a much better team'
Joe Worsley, the England World Cup winner, is revelling in Georgia’s historic victory over Italy in Batumi, but the Lelos defenc…
INTERVIEW
Chris Jones
12 Jul, 6:06
Ireland player ratings vs Maori All Blacks
Ireland continued their resurgence in New Zealand by avenging their loss to the Maori All Blacks two weeks ago with a 30-24 win in…
Josh Raisey
12 Jul, 5:52
South Africa make wholesale changes again for series decider against Wales
South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has made ten changes to the side that lost to Wales last weekend for the series decider i…
Josh Raisey
12 Jul, 5:11
Maori All Blacks player ratings vs Ireland
How did the Maori All Blacks perform in their second clash with Ireland for 2022, on a typically wet and windy night in Wellington…
Sam Smith
12 Jul, 5:05
Ireland back-up groundbreaking win with first-ever victory over Maori All Blacks
Just three days after making history by beating the All Blacks on Kiwi soil for the first time in their history, Ireland have knoc…
Alex McLeod
12 Jul, 5:02
Nowell: England beating Australia in decider would eclipse 2016 whitewash
Eddie Jones’ side levelled the series with a 25-17 victory in the second Test.
PA
12 Jul, 4:35
Australia scrum-half Nic White addresses Ellis Genge incident
England captain Courtney Lawes denies any provocation is part of a pre-meditated plan ahead of Saturday’s third Test in Sydney.
PA
12 Jul, 4:14
'I was asked to calm down': Wallabies vow to ramp up physicality for final test
Bashed up front in Brisbane, the Wallabies are promising to bring more physicality to the deciding Test against England in Sydney …
AAP
12 Jul, 1:59
Ex-teammate says Leicester Fainga'anuku should have seen red against Ireland
A former teammate of Leicester Fainga'anuku says the All Blacks rookie was "really, really lucky" to have avoided a red card durin…
Sam Smith
12 Jul, 1:04
The 'ridiculous' stat Sam Cane says the All Blacks must fix for final Ireland test
All Blacks captain Sam Cane says his side's "ridiculous" error count must be reduced if they are to walk away from this weekend's …
Alex McLeod
11 Jul, 22:51
Sam Cane reveals what he thought about Peter O'Mahony's goal line sledge
All Blacks captain Sam Cane has revealed what he thought about being sledged by Irish No 6 Peter O'Mahoney on the goal line during…
Sam Smith
11 Jul, 22:46
'Baroque stupidity': All Blacks and Foster ripped apart by ex-Irish international in savage review
Former Irish international Neil Francis has taken aim at All Blacks head coach Ian Foster, his captain Sam Cane, and even the inex…
Sam Smith
11 Jul, 22:16
Gareth Edwards recalls rugby union's 'greatest try' as it becomes work of art
The Barbarians’ remarkable team try against New Zealand in 1973 is widely considered to be the best in the sport’s history.
PA
11 Jul, 15:38
England rugby player arrested on suspicion of rape won't face charges
A former England rugby player who was arrested on suspicion of the rape of a teenage girl will not be charged over the incident.
Ian Cameron
11 Jul, 12:54
Alex Cuthbert out of Test series decider with South Africa
Wales wing Alex Cuthbert is out of the Test series decider against South Africa on Saturday due to a shoulder injury.
PA
11 Jul, 11:16
Former captain claims England are 'spoilt for choice'
Former England captain Dylan Hartley believes that England are 'spoilt for choice' when it comes to squad depth.
Ian Cameron
11 Jul, 11:09
Giant Bok midfielder Esterhuizen to miss Wales decider
The teams are locked at 1-1 in a thrilling series ahead of the Cape Town clash.
PA
11 Jul, 10:27
Predicting Nienaber's Boks selection for Wales tour decider
Now that the ‘master plan’ – in giving all 42 players game time – backfired spectacularly, Springbok coach Jacques Nienabe…
Jan De Koning
11 Jul, 9:26
'You can't say it was a fair fight': All Black's qualifed praise for Ireland
All Blacks legend Jeff Wilson was tempered in his praise for Ireland after their historic first win over the men in black on New Z…
Ian Cameron
11 Jul, 9:02
George North: Wales have 'another gear to go' against Boks
Gripping Test series will be decided in Cape Town.
PA
11 Jul, 8:31
Dominant Ireland deliver history
A remarkable round of results have seen England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland win against Southern Hemisphere opposition on the sam…
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Garry Doyle
11 Jul, 7:45
LNR renew free-to-air deal after millions watch Top 14 final
The Ligue Nationale du Rugby (LNR) have confirmed the renewal of its contract with France Télévisions for the free-to-air broadc…
Ian Cameron
11 Jul, 7:23
Cotter forced to make changes after Fiji loss
Fiji head coach Vern Cotter will be forced to make changes for the 2022 Pacific Nations Cup championship match with unbeaten Manu …
Chris Jones
11 Jul, 6:02
Salakaia-Loto answers Wallabies SOS
Queensland outcast Lukhan Salakaia-Loto has answered a SOS from the injury-hit Wallabies, with young Waratahs speedster Mark Nawaq…
AAP
11 Jul, 5:49
Earls captains as Ireland reveal team for second Maori game
After losing the opening game in Hamilton, Keith Earls has been named captain as Ireland attempt to even the series against the Ma…
Kim Ekin
11 Jul, 4:51
Leinster face battle to hold on to Lancaster
Irish giants Leinster appear to have a battle on their hands if they want to keep senior coach Stuart Lancaster.
Ian Cameron
11 Jul, 4:27
Predicting the England team to face Australia as injury toll deepens
England’s summer test series against Australia is there for the taking, with both teams heading into the third and final test wi…
Stefan Frost
11 Jul, 3:56
Underhill ruled out of third Test against Australia
England must enter their series decider against Australia without both of their ‘Kamikaze Kids’ after Sam Underhill was ruled …
PA
11 Jul, 3:40
The All Blacks biggest issues were on show well before red card
A Johnny Sexton-led Irish attack cut through the black defensive line multiple times very early, highlighting defensive concerns f…
ANALYSIS
Ben Smith
11 Jul, 1:15
No one fears the All Blacks anymore, the team's reputation is in tatters
Ireland barely bothered to celebrate their 23-12 win. Victory over these All Blacks is so commonplace as to only merit a high-five…
OPINION
Hamish Bidwell
11 Jul, 0:44
Uncapped wing among two injury cover players called into Wallabies squad
Uncapped wing Mark Nawaqanitawase joins Lukhan Salakaia-Loto in being called into the injury-hit Wallabies squad ahead of this wee…
AAP
11 Jul, 0:05
Former All Blacks call for selection changes for final test against Ireland
Two former All Blacks, and an ex-Ireland halfback, have called for selection changes as New Zealand aim to bounce back against the…
Sam Smith
10 Jul, 22:14
Brodie Retallick airs All Blacks' frustrations ahead of decisive Ireland test
All Blacks star Brodie Retallick has aired some of the frustrations that have stuck with him and his teammates after their histori…
Alex McLeod
10 Jul, 20:15
Perennial World Cup underdogs Namibia qualify for France 2023
Rugby World Cup regulars Namibia have secured their place at a seventh successive tournament after fending off Kenya 36-0 in the f…
AAP
10 Jul, 17:36
England could be facing back row injury crisis ahead of series decider
Eddie Jones’ tourists kept the series alive with a 25-17 victory in Brisbane.
PA
10 Jul, 17:17
Georgia make history with victory over Italy in Batumi
Georgia have made history on a balmy Sunday evening in Batumi with a first-ever win over a tier one nation.
Tom Vinicombe
10 Jul, 13:59
South African media reacts to shock loss to Wales
The South African media showed signs of frustration after their national team suffered a surprise loss to Wales in the second test…
Stefan Frost
10 Jul, 12:05
France take No.1 spot as All Blacks sink to lowest ever rank
Fabien Galthie's France will officially become the best team in the world tomorrow when World Rugby update their rankings tomorrow…
Ian Cameron
10 Jul, 11:30
'There is not really one stand-out team going into the World Cup'
Wales are set for a Test series decider against South Africa.
PA
10 Jul, 10:08
France scrape home against Japan
France have had to rally again in the second half to beat Japan for a second successive week as they edged the home team 20-15 in …
AAP
10 Jul, 8:41
All Blacks aura smashed: Irish media react to Farrell's history boys
The Irish media was full of praise for their nation’s first ever win over the All Blacks in New Zealand. Only a week ago critici…
Stefan Frost
10 Jul, 8:35
'We didn't come here to win one game... we want to win the series'
The Scots levelled the three-match Test series with victory in Salta on Saturday.
PA
10 Jul, 8:32
Jonny Hill: Fatigue not a threat to England
An engrossing 25-17 triumph in the second Test has set up a decider.
PA
10 Jul, 8:07
This Springboks' loss is a blessing in disguise
Fans of the Springboks won’t be happy to hear it, but the team’s one-point loss to Wales in Bloemfontein is not only a positiv…
OPINION
Daniel Gallan
10 Jul, 7:18
Growing calls for All Blacks to axe 'liability' Sam Cane
Calls for Sam Cane to be axed as captain of the All Blacks are growing this weekend following the All Blacks' first-ever loss to I…
Ian Cameron
10 Jul, 6:56
How New Zealand's media reacted to 'Disaster in Dunedin'
After singing the All Blacks praises last weekend, New Zealand’s rugby media were more muted in their assessments of Ireland’s…
Stefan Frost
10 Jul, 5:58
Wounded Wallabies: Four more players set to miss decider
The Wallabies might need outside reinforcement for Sydney's decisive third Test against England after a likely serious knee injury…
AAP
10 Jul, 5:55
5 things we learned from England's 2nd Test win over Australia
What we learned from the team’s penultimate match of the season.
PA
10 Jul, 5:07
Andy Farrell: Ireland 'back themselves against anyone' after stunning NZ
Farrell is braced for a Kiwi backlash during next weekend’s Wellington finale.
PA
10 Jul, 4:37
Springboks player ratings vs Wales | 2nd Test July 2022
The Springboks’ inability to convert good possession and territorial dominance into points proved costly in their second Test ag…
Warren Fortune
10 Jul, 3:54
Scotland player ratings vs Argentina | 2nd Test July 2022
Like the rest of the home nations, Scotland ensured this three-match series would go to a decider next weekend with a much-improve…
OPINION
Gavin Harper
10 Jul, 3:47
What Biggar said about Anscombe as Wales toppled Boks on SA soil
Josh Adams’ 78th-minute try was converted from the touchline by his fellow replacement Gareth Anscombe to win the match.
PA
10 Jul, 3:30
Ref Watch: Boks can have no complaints about game's biggest call
Australia’s Angus Gardner really caught my eye during the Six Nations and he put in another extremely competent display during t…
OPINION
Paul Smith
10 Jul, 3:20
Things looking bleak in All Black land
A nagging fear that has settled in the back of the minds of New Zealand rugby fans in recent years has blossomed into a stark and …
OPINION
AAP
10 Jul, 1:05
'No doubt': Foster explains the Savea debacle and weighs in on the 'cardfest'
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has confirmed his side was puzzled when Ardie Savea was not allowed back on the field and also co…
Ben Smith
10 Jul, 0:52
'Needed to be more three-dimensional': Foster confident All Blacks can live with 14 players in future
Much like Eden Park, Ireland stormed out of the blocks to score the first try as the All Blacks struggled to get a grip on territ…
Ben Smith
09 Jul, 22:01
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend's warning after rout of Argentina
Scotland ran in four tries through Hamish Watson, Mark Bennett, Matt Fagerson and Sam Johnson and scored 21 unanswered second-half…
PA
09 Jul, 21:23
'It is what it is': All Blacks have no complaints over card decisions
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster said that his side ran into a 'very desperate' Ireland side in Dunedin that was hellbent on rever…
Ben Smith
09 Jul, 21:17
Scotland thump Argentina to secure northern hemisphere clean sweep
Scotland levelled their three-match Test series against Argentina with a commanding 29-6 victory in Salta.
PA
09 Jul, 17:34
Eddie Jones blasts 'out of control' rugby laws
Test rugby, with the laws of the game again the major talking point after his side's win over the Wallabies.
AAP
09 Jul, 14:33
Six of Ireland's greatest victories, including do-over in Dunedin
Andy Farrell’s Ireland triumphed 23-12 at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
PA
09 Jul, 14:00
Wales shock Springboks to claim first win on South African soil
Josh Adams’ late try, converted by Gareth Anscombe, delivered a narrow win for the tourists.
PA
09 Jul, 13:39
Wales player ratings vs South Africa | 2nd Test July 2022
Wales player ratings: Test One was heartbreaking for Wales. After leading for virtually the entire match, it came down to a last-g…
Will Owen
09 Jul, 13:21
'Who butchered that?' - Ian Foster panned over All Blacks blunder
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster was panned by many over a critical personnel blunder, which lead to the best player in the first …
Ian Cameron
09 Jul, 12:50
'They are not so smart now' - Eddie Jones spews on critics
Eddie Jones relished silencing the taunts of Australia fans and his own critics after England took their three-Test series to a de…
PA
09 Jul, 11:46
England's Maro Itoje out of series decider
England second-row Maro Itoje will play no part in the Australia tour series decider in Sydney next weekend.
Ian Cameron
09 Jul, 11:36
Ref Watch: Is it time to look at a Law phrase change?
Ireland’s Andrew Brace who took charge of England’s second test win in Australia is one of a fairly large group of referees ho…
Paul Smith
09 Jul, 11:19
Ref mic picks up Peter O'Mahony's choice remarks for Sam Cane
Some six years after their first victory over the mighty All Blacks, Ireland dominated a Test to walk away with a series saving 23…
Ian Cameron
09 Jul, 10:55
Wallabies player ratings vs England | 2nd Test July 2022
England descended on Brisbane with intent and physicality that had Australia on the backfoot early. Boosted by the absence of a re…
Ned Lester
09 Jul, 9:42
Johnny Sexton's reaction to historic win over All Blacks on NZ soil
Captain Johnny Sexton hailed a “very, very special day” for the whole of Ireland following a historic victory over New Zealand…
PA
09 Jul, 9:12
Farrell stars as England strike back to level series with Australia
England showed resolve to weather a second-half storm from Australia to clinch a 25-17 victory at Suncorp Stadium that takes their…
PA
09 Jul, 8:49
England player ratings vs Australia | 2nd Test July 2022
England levelled their series in Australia with a much-improved display that delivered a 17-25 win in Brisbane.
Paul Smith
09 Jul, 8:35
Controversy in historic match: 'They told us that we had to live with the decision'
Ireland may have scored a historic victory over New Zealand in Dunedin but it was not a match without controversy.
Tom Vinicombe
09 Jul, 7:14
Ref Watch: Peyper sees red as cards fly and penalty tries go a begging
Jaco Peyper is one of the most experienced officials in world rugby and he needed to draw on all his skills to handle a test match…
OPINION
Paul Smith
09 Jul, 6:32
Social: 'For once the All Blacks were actually punished for their indiscipline'
Ireland held on for a historic first win over the All Blacks on New Zealand soil, triumphing 23-12 in their second Test in Dunedin…
Kim Ekin
09 Jul, 6:08
All Blacks player ratings vs Ireland | 2nd Test July 2022
Who put their hand up for the All Blacks in their defeat at the hands of Ireland?
OPINION
Sam Smith
09 Jul, 6:00
Ireland player ratings vs New Zealand | 2nd Test July 2022
History was made in Dunedin as Ireland beat the All Blacks in New Zealand for the first time. The visitors made hard work of their…
Gavin Harper
09 Jul, 5:23
Ireland score first-ever win on Kiwi shores to keep All Blacks series alive
Ireland have created history in Dunedin, beating the All Blacks in New Zealand for the first time ever to keep their series hopes …
Alex McLeod
09 Jul, 5:11
England forced into late change ahead of second Test
England suffered a setback shortly before their second Test against Australia at Suncorp Stadium when flanker Jack Willis was with…
PA
09 Jul, 5:05
Watch - All Blacks prop Angus Ta'avao sent off
New Zealand will have to win in Dunedin with 14-man after prop Angus Ta’avao was sent off for a head clash with Ireland centre G…
PA
09 Jul, 4:10
Australia A stun Fiji in classy Pacific Nations Cup victory
Australia A have bounced back from their Pacific Nations Cup-opening defeat to Samoa to beat Fiji at Churchill Park in Lautoka.
Alex McLeod
09 Jul, 1:35
Ex-internationals outline how Ireland can bounce back against All Blacks
A pair of former internationals have detailed how Ireland can bounce back from last week's series-opening defeat to the All Blacks…
Sam Smith
08 Jul, 21:56
Ray Niuia hat-trick sparks comeback victory for Samoa over Tonga
Manu Samoa have overcome a half-time deficit to dispatch Tonga and register their second successive win in the Pacific Nations Cup…
Alex McLeod
08 Jul, 21:52
Is the All Blacks' triple-axis of openside flankers a long-term option?
This weekend, the All Blacks will operate with three loose forwards who have been no strangers to playing in the No 7 jersey.
Tom Vinicombe
08 Jul, 18:44
Handre Pollard's message for Wales ahead of second Test
Springboks will clinch a Test series triumph if they win in Bloemfontein.
PA
08 Jul, 12:09
Zebre sign Kriel from the Bulls
Zebre Parma have signed Richard Kriel from the Bulls, the Italian club have confirmed. The fullback has signed a one year contract…
Ian Cameron
08 Jul, 11:08
Eddie's selection is muddled and full of mixed messages - Andy Goode
There have been more mixed messages from Eddie Jones this week but, regardless of what anyone else says, his team selection sugges…
Andy Goode
08 Jul, 11:06
The percentage improvement Wales need to make to beat the Boks
Wales target a victory that would take the Test series to a decider.
PA
08 Jul, 10:44
Damian Hopley to stand down as RPA chief executive after 24 years
Damian Hopley is to step down as Rugby Players’ Association chief executive ahead of next season.
PA
08 Jul, 10:27
'It was a bit frustrating, I'm not going to lie' - Hamish Watson
The flanker will reach the landmark in Salta on Saturday night as Scotland take on Argentina looking to level their summer Test se…
PA
08 Jul, 10:19
'I think everybody's definitely written us off straight away'
The All Blacks are strong favourites to clinch an early series victory.
PA
08 Jul, 8:48
'I'd rather have RG playing for me every week than for Munster'
Jake White wants to set the record straight. After a Rugby Pass article published last week challenged the 2007 World Cup winning …
INTERVIEW
Daniel Gallan
08 Jul, 8:26
Can the Northern Hemisphere strike back?
It was advantage to the Southern Hemisphere after a 4-0 whitewash in week one of the summer Tests and the pressure is on the North…
RUGBYPASS+
Owain Jones
08 Jul, 7:18
Jake White's Bulls sign Lions centre Simelane
Jake White's Bulls have confirmed that they have signed utility back Wandisile Simelane from URC rivals the Lions.
Kim Ekin
08 Jul, 7:10
Boks' 'disrespectful' selection and four other 2nd Test talking points
Wales and world champions South Africa look set for a titanic second-Test encounter in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Ian Cameron
08 Jul, 6:29
Jersey Reds and Jersey RFC separation approved by RFU
The RFU have given the green light to the separation of the Jersey Reds and Jersey RFC, as the latter looks to compete as a separa…
Ian Cameron
08 Jul, 5:42
Renowned rugby guru says England 'need huge improvement' to beat Wallabies
Renowned rugby thinker Laurie Fisher believes England will have to improve massively if they are to beat the Wallabies at the Sunc…
Kim Ekin
08 Jul, 5:23
Johnny Sexton breaks silence on his HIA controversy
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton insisted he is “fine” and passed head injury tests “with flying colours” as he allayed conce…
PA
08 Jul, 4:57
What factors do players consider when moving clubs?
In a game which is slowly shifting from amateur to professional and is currently somewhere in between, we ask what do players look…
INTERVIEW
Lucy Lomax
08 Jul, 4:52
Will Eddie Jones' latest selection pay off? 5 second Test talking points
England clash with Australia in a must-win second Test at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Saturday having lost the series opener 3…
PA
08 Jul, 4:29
Cockerill responds to Wallaby's remarks about Genge
England’s pack are seeking a “gladiatorial” contest at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday after Richard Cockerill outlined the phys…
PA
08 Jul, 4:11
Hooper: Wallabies won't be sucked in by England baiting
Australia captain Michael Hooper insists the Wallabies will keep cool heads in the face of any further provocation from England in…
PA
08 Jul, 3:58
'Off the field we're as tight a team as I've ever been a part of'
Eddie Jones has made four changes to the team for the second Test against Australia.
PA
08 Jul, 3:32
The rare winning run the Wallabies aim to keep alive against England this weekend
Confirmation arrived in Perth but it's consistency that Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is chasing in Brisbane.
AAP
08 Jul, 2:13
Jamie Joseph details how Japan plans to stun France in second test
Jamie Joseph says Japan must play a smarter and more balanced game against France on Saturday if his team hopes to level the two-m…
AAP
08 Jul, 1:54
Wallabies wing added to new-look Australia A starting team for Fiji clash
Australia A have chopped and changed their team to face Fiji this weekend after opening their Pacific Nations Cup campaign with de…
Alex McLeod
08 Jul, 1:14
The 'explosive' head-to-head battle that could decide the Wallabies vs England rematch
England star Ellis Genge has responded after Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou outlined his intention to "smash" his opposite in their …
AAP
08 Jul, 0:28
Michael Cheika issues update on Pablo Matera ahead of Scotland rematch
Argentina boss Michael Cheika has issued an update on injured star Pablo Matera as Los Pumas aim to clinch a test series win over …
AAP
07 Jul, 23:39
Jacques Nienaber defends wholesale Springboks changes for second Welsh test
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber says he's "picked a side we believe can beat Wales" despite strong backlash over his widespread p…
AAP
07 Jul, 22:20
Ex-All Blacks squad member Jordan Taufua to make Samoa debut against Tonga
Former All Blacks squad member Jordan Taufua has been named to make his test debut for Samoa against Tonga in the Pacific Nations …
Alex McLeod
07 Jul, 20:00
'He's got to convince us': Dave Rennie issues challenge to Suliasi Vunivalu
Denied a Wallabies jersey in Brisbane, Suliasi Vunivalu has been ordered to go "balls out" by his coach before he is handed a test…
AAP
07 Jul, 19:07
Townsend keen to investigate run of shock defeats for Scotland U20s
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend admits there needs to be a deeper look at issues facing the under-20s following their latest h…
PA
07 Jul, 11:50
Wales' 'unlucky play' query receives feedback from World Rugby
Wayne Pivac accepts that Wales need to show a lot more discipline when they target a Test series-levelling victory over South Afri…
PA
07 Jul, 11:40
Is England's Marcus Smith-Owen Farrell axis doomed to fail?
Marcus Smith's and Owen Farrell's individual strengths aren't necessarily going to synergise for England.
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Nick Bishop
07 Jul, 11:20
The Bryan Habana verdict on Toulon row between Botha and Etzebeth
Bryan Habana has given his verdict on the row earlier this year between Bakkies Botha and Eben Etzebeth, two fellow Springboks leg…
Liam Heagney
07 Jul, 10:05
World Rugby issue statement on Johnny Sexton and HIA call
World Rugby has warned against “irresponsible” remote head-injury diagnosis in defending its Head Injury Assessment (HIA) prot…
PA
07 Jul, 9:48
Bulls sign 'one of the most exciting players in the country'
Promising loose-forward Phumzile Maqondwana has been signed by Jake White's Bulls, a player they describe as 'one of the most exci…
Kim Ekin
07 Jul, 8:27
Edinburgh sign 32-year-old defence coach Michael Todd
.Michael Todd is keen to get started following his appointment as Edinburgh’s new defence coach. The 32-year-old joins from Quee…
PA
07 Jul, 8:13
Five-strong Scotland revamp includes changing half of their pack
Gregor Townsend has shaken up his Scotland team in the hope of levelling their Test series with Argentina, the head coach making f…
Liam Heagney
07 Jul, 7:19
'Who is he? Who is he? I don't know mate, you'll have to tell me'
Eddie Jones claims he has never heard of Bradley Stubbs, the self-proclaimed ‘Coach Whisperer’ who says he has become too mell…
AAP
07 Jul, 6:59
Johnny Sexton's 'phantom' concussion causes confusion
Jonny Sexton's selection for Ireland for the second Test in Dunedin following an apparent head knock in the first Test against New…
Ian Cameron
07 Jul, 6:56
Wales make just one change to the starting XV for second Boks Test
Wayne Pivac has made just one change to his Wales team for this Saturday’s second Test versus the Springboks in Bloemfontein, Al…
Liam Heagney
07 Jul, 6:39
Star trio marked absent as Tonga change eight for Samoan game
Tonga have made eight changes to their starting line-up to play Samoa this weekend following last week’s disappointing 36-0 loss…
Liam Heagney
07 Jul, 5:14
Andy Farrell defends his Ireland selection for 2nd Test
Farrell has only made one change to the staring line-up that lost the first Test 42-19 last weekend.
PA
07 Jul, 5:08
Zach Mercer has usurped Jonny as France's favourite Englishman
The former Bath No 8 has taken the Top 14 by storm with Montpellier and he's been tipped to go to another level
RUGBYPASS+
Gavin Mortimer
07 Jul, 4:37
World Rugby statement: New research into artificial surface use
World Rugby is calling for research grant applications to help broaden understanding of the impact of the use of artificial surfac…
Kim Ekin
07 Jul, 3:52
Taniela Tupou lights fuse on 2nd Test with remarks about Ellis Genge
Taniela Tupou has lit the fuse for a thunderous collision with Ellis Genge when Australia face England in Saturday’s second Test…
PA
07 Jul, 3:37
Ireland make one change but retain Johnny Sexton in starting team
Ireland boss Andy Farrell has shrugged off the concussion controversy surrounding Johnny Sexton, naming his skipper to start again…
Liam Heagney
07 Jul, 3:12
England make four changes, including debuts for Porter and Freeman
Eddie Jones has made four changes to his England team for Saturday’s second Test versus Australia, handing surprise debuts to Gu…
Liam Heagney
07 Jul, 2:40
Taniela Tupou named to return for Wallabies while new fullback backed by Rennie
Noah Lolesio retains the number 10 jersey after a composed performance in the opening Test last weekend and will again partner Bru…
Sam Smith
06 Jul, 23:34
'I'm just going to add my own flavour': Dalton Papalii looking to stamp his mark at No 6
The 24-year-old is aiming to leave a mark at the secondary position and emulate some of the deeds of his former club teammate and …
Ben Smith
06 Jul, 23:28
Scott Barrett moves back to lock for All Blacks as Papalii handed No 6 jersey
Ian Foster and his selectors have kept the All Blacks starting XV largely in tact for the second test as they look to close out th…
Ben Smith
06 Jul, 20:06
'We didn't adapt': Underhill identifies the area of England's game that must be lifted
England flanker Sam Underhill believes the battle of the breakdown will be pivotal to levelling the series against Australia in Br…
PA
06 Jul, 18:48
'People probably don't understand': Ex-All Black captain launches defence of Cane
Former All Black captain Kieran Read has leapt to the defence of current captain Sam Cane after British scribe Stuart Barnes of Th…
Sam Smith
06 Jul, 18:40
'Stunned' Welsh great slams the radically changed Springboks XV
Gareth Edwards believes Wales have been disrespected by world champions South Africa over the Springboks’ second Test team selec…
PA
06 Jul, 14:03
The England Test forfeit Drew Mitchell has struck with Joe Marler
Former Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell has a very good Joe Marler reason to fully believe that Dave Rennie’s Australia will close…
Liam Heagney
06 Jul, 13:31
'It's classic Eddie Jones, isn't it?': England coach's comments refuted
Two Super Rugby centurions have rubbished comments from Eddie Jones that suggested the Wallabies had the rub of the green in their…
Sam Smith
06 Jul, 13:26
Van Wyk finds a new club 97 days after quitting Leicester early
South African Kobus van Wyk has found a new club 97 days after quitting eventual Gallagher Premiership title winners Leicester. It…
Liam Heagney
06 Jul, 11:40
The moment Gorgodze pulled out a knife in the Toulon dressing room
Springboks legend Bryan Habana has labelled Mamuka Gorgodze as one of the scariest guys he has ever played with, recalling the jaw…
Liam Heagney
06 Jul, 10:24
Hurricanes confirm seven departures following 2022 season
Seven Hurricanes have played their final matches for the New Zealand franchise and will head elsewhere for 2023.
Sam Smith
06 Jul, 9:16
'Best investment': Wales recruit ex-England out-half Stephen Myler
Hidden in the small print of Wednesday’s important announcement that the WRU have awarded 17 new full-time contracts for female …
Liam Heagney
06 Jul, 8:16
James O'Connor tipped to start in England rematch
Coach Dave Rennie has brought consistency to Wallabies selection but circumstances will force a string of changes in the team that…
AAP
06 Jul, 7:15
Latest All Blacks call-up hasn't had 'a good history' with Ireland
41-test All Black Patrick Tuipulotu received a surprise call-up to the New Zealand national squad this week with a point to prove.
Tom Vinicombe
06 Jul, 6:57
Newcastle sign a Fijian-born British Army veteran from Belfast
Newcastle Falcons have announced the signing of back Aloisio Vereimi Namuatabu Qorowale on a two-year deal. The 27-year-old - who …
Kim Ekin
06 Jul, 6:46
The 'absolutely insane' Bryan Habana verdict on Henry Arundell
Legendary Springboks winger Bryan Habana has given his verdict on last Saturday’s compelling debut performance from England teen…
Liam Heagney
06 Jul, 6:15
Cunning Nienaber shuffle elevates - not reduces - series with Wales
Hold the phone. This isn’t what was promised on the tin. Springboks rugby doesn’t do whacky. It doesn’t do zany or experimen…
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Daniel Gallan
06 Jul, 5:10
The 'special' moment Scotland rookie Ben White will never forget
Calcutta Cup hero Ben White is desperate to create more good times for Scotland fans as Gregor Townsend’s side look to bounce ba…
PA
06 Jul, 4:36
All Blacks overtake France to move into second on World Rugby rankings
The All Blacks have overtaken France to reclaim second place on the World Rugby rankings following their win over Ireland in Auckl…
Sam Smith
05 Jul, 22:19
Fiji tipped as World Cup 'dark horses' by ex-internationals after big win over Tonga
Two ex-internationals have tipped Fiji as the "dark horses" of next year's World Cup following their emphatic Pacific Nations Cup …
Alex McLeod
05 Jul, 21:43
'Not good enough': English scribe wants Sam Cane dropped as All Blacks captain
An outspoken English rugby columnist has deemed Sam Cane as "not good enough" to carry out his role as All Blacks captain.
Sam Smith
05 Jul, 20:24
Wallabies lock Darcy Swain cops ban following red card against England
Wallabies lock Darcy Swain will miss the final two tests against England after his red card for foul play was upheld by World Rugb…
AAP
05 Jul, 17:55
Sam Underhill set to replace Tom Curry in England backrow
Sam Underhill is poised to fill the void in England’s back row created by Tom Curry’s tour-ending concussion.
PA
05 Jul, 17:33
A disrupted start may pave the way for All Blacks World Cup success
A week of player-led preparation could be just the tonic needed by the All Blacks/
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Gregor Paul
05 Jul, 11:38
'Really love the ambition': Bristol fans react to Springboks visit
Bristol fans have been singing the praises of their Bears after it was confirmed on Tuesday morning that Ashton Gate will play hos…
Liam Heagney
05 Jul, 10:45
How Evan Roos went from coffee shop tears to Springbok debut
Early last year, Evan Roos was poised to give up rugby. On Saturday, he will become a Springbok. This is his story.
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Jamie Lyall
05 Jul, 9:04
Report: Quade Cooper set to miss remainder of England series
Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper withdrew at the last minute from Australia's impressive win over England in the first of their thre…
Sam Smith
05 Jul, 8:47
Toulon sign Timani five months after failed Super Rugby exemption
French club Toulon have confirmed the signing of Sitaleki Timani, the ex-Wallabies second row who had his ties with Western Force …
Liam Heagney
05 Jul, 8:43
Henry Arundell has reacted to comparisons with Campese and Habana
Henry Arundell is determined to forge his own path to rugby stardom amid comparisons with greats of the game such as David Campese…
PA
05 Jul, 7:48
Racing confirm three new signings, including Cameron Woki
Ambitious Racing 92 have confirmed three new additions for the 2022/23 season, including recent France Grand Slam winner Cameron W…
Liam Heagney
05 Jul, 7:18
'Johnny's fit, he has passed every test that he needs to pass'
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has been declared good to go for Saturday’s second Test against New Zealand. Sexton was taken off …
PA
05 Jul, 6:40
All Blacks unlikely to experiment due to forced changes
With at least one major change already required to the All Blacks' match-day squad for their second test with Ireland on Saturday,…
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Tom Vinicombe
05 Jul, 6:40
Springboks make 14 changes and include two new caps to start
Jacques Nienaber has made 14 changes to his Springboks side for Saturday’s second Test against Wales in Bloemfontein, lock Eben …
Liam Heagney
05 Jul, 6:22
Springboks face Premiership opposition for first time since 2009
Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks are set to take on Gallagher Premiership opposition for the first time since 2009 as a November to…
Liam Heagney
05 Jul, 5:29
Jonny May update becomes the latest setback for troubled England
England wing Jonny May is set to miss Saturday’s second Test against Australia as he continues his recovery from the episode of …
PA
05 Jul, 4:39
'We're not here to be even with England, we're here to dominate them'
A Wallabies youngster has raised the bar for the second test against England, declaring only a domination of the visitors' set pie…
AAP
05 Jul, 2:26
'Not ideal': How the All Blacks plan to cope without key duo against Ireland
Just as the All Blacks welcome back three of their key men, another two frontline players have become unavailable for Saturday's c…
Alex McLeod
05 Jul, 1:18
Wallabies call-up Australia A star following gruesome Tom Banks injury
The Wallabies have called some injury cover into their squad after Tom Banks gruesomely broke his arm while playing against Englan…
Alex McLeod
04 Jul, 23:21
Wallabies star Samu Kerevi named in Australian sevens squad for Commonwealth Games
Wallabies star Samu Kerevi has been included in the Australian men's sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games later this month.
Alex McLeod
04 Jul, 22:43
Pair of All Blacks stars ruled out of second test against Ireland
Two All Blacks stars have been ruled unavailable for this week's second test against Ireland at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
Alex McLeod
04 Jul, 20:57
Tomas Francis to miss the rest of Wales tour
The Ospreys front-row forward was taken off during first-Test defeat.
PA
04 Jul, 13:04
Greenwood wants Smith-Farrell axis binned, Woodward explains why it can't be
One of the biggest talking points to come out of England's first Test defeat to the Wallabies in Perth is whether or not the Marcu…
Ian Cameron
04 Jul, 12:53
London Irish land another Wallaby in Joe Powell
London Irish have signed another Wallaby, confirming that scrum-half Joe Powell has put pen to paper to join the Gallagher Premier…
Kim Ekin
04 Jul, 12:11
The area of the game the Boks are going hard at this week
Springboks given major scare by Wales in gripping Test series opener.
PA
04 Jul, 11:57
Kicking legend a new face at Bristol as Lam confirms coaching ticket
Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam has named kicking guru Dave Alred among three confirmed appointments as the club revealed …
Ian Cameron
04 Jul, 9:53
Uncertain England left looking for answers
The Southern Hemisphere are victorious as England yet again flatter to deceive, Ireland are blown away and Scotland are downed by …
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Garry Doyle
04 Jul, 7:33
Three England line-up changes Eddie Jones could make for second Test
England are one defeat away from surrendering their series to Australia after a dismal 30-28 loss in the first Test at Perth’s O…
PA
04 Jul, 7:21
Another Springbok family hit by drowning tragedy
A third Springbok family has been hit by a drowning tragedy in the space of less than a year.
Ian Cameron
04 Jul, 6:14
'Every three-Test series I have played in the intensity of game two goes up'
Eddie Jones’ tourists arrived in Brisbane on Sunday wounded by a 30-28 defeat at Perth’s Optus Stadium.
PA
04 Jul, 5:27
'I haven't run in five months' - Beale eyeing eventual Wallabies return
Kurtley Beale will target a Rugby Championship return for the Wallabies as he battles a hamstring rupture that has kept him off th…
AAP
04 Jul, 4:55
Cotter's message to Fiji after big win over new look Tonga
Head coach Vern Cotter is refusing to get carried away despite his Fiji team hammering Tonga 36-0 and wants another battling perfo…
Chris Jones
04 Jul, 4:27
England's Tom Curry drops out of Australia tour
England’s hopes of levelling their series against Australia have suffered a blow after Tom Curry was ruled out of the last two T…
PA
04 Jul, 4:04
Ireland boosted by quartet as Hume's tour over
Ireland will be boosted by the return to training of Rob Herring, Harry Byrne, Mack Hansen and Finlay Bealham ahead of the second …
PA
04 Jul, 3:05
Ireland may have fired their best shot already in this series
Their scrum was lamentable and I thought they played too laterally. The All Blacks can be beaten up the middle and Ireland didn’…
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Hamish Bidwell
04 Jul, 2:24
All Blacks trio return to camp ahead of second Irish test after Covid disruption
The three All Blacks stars who missed their side's series-opening win over Ireland on Saturday have returned to camp ahead of this…
Alex McLeod
03 Jul, 22:42
'They'll be hurting': All Blacks stars prepare for Irish backlash in Dunedin rematch
The All Blacks are bracing for a strong response from Ireland after putting them to the sword in the opening match of their three-…
Alex McLeod
03 Jul, 21:45
Rugby League's Regan Grace reportedly set to join Racing 92
Rugby League star Regan Grace is reportedly changing codes, leaving St Helens to cross the channel and join Racing 92 this summer.…
Stefan Frost
03 Jul, 12:38
Emboldened Wales can't wait for second shot at Springboks
Wales target a series-levelling victory over South Africa in Bloemfontein.
PA
03 Jul, 12:24
We need to talk about Elton Jantjies
But if there is one cause for concern it is undoubtedly the performance of Elton Jantjies at flyhalf.
Daniel Gallan
03 Jul, 11:30
How New Zealand media reacted to humbling of Ireland
The New Zealand rugby media was left largely satisfied after their nation exacted revenge on Ireland, comfortably beating the nort…
Stefan Frost
03 Jul, 11:21
Darcy Swain to face disciplinary hearing but no word on Jonny Hill
The Wallabies second row was dismissed in the 34th minute for headbutting England’s Jonny Hill.
PA
03 Jul, 9:29
France issues update on defence coach Shaun Edwards
Defence coach Shaun Edwards will not join France’s rugby team for their remaining Test in Japan, despite a negative Covid-19 Tes…
Rugby365
03 Jul, 9:14
The new training tool hack being used by Premiership and URC players
A new Blood Flow Restriction training tool is being used by players at Leicester Tigers, Saracens and the Ospreys to improve muscl…
Stefan Frost
03 Jul, 8:26
'It takes time. You can't just instantly be a brilliant attack team'
Care’s comeback after four years in international exile was spoilt by a 30-28 defeat.
PA
03 Jul, 8:09
Eddie Jones' full press conference after loss to Wallabies
The Wallabies have overcome injury and ill-discipline to pull off a famous 30-28 victory over England in Perth and snap an eight-g…
AAP
03 Jul, 6:34
'It isn't a dejected changing room' - Farrell's Ireland ready for more
The Irish slipped to a comprehensive 42-19 defeat in Auckland.
PA
03 Jul, 6:23
Jonny Hill's baiting of Darcy Swain: 'That's attacking the head of a player'
Jonny Hill evading sanction for pushing opposition lock Darcy Swain in the face, minutes before the latter saw red in Australia’…
Stefan Frost
03 Jul, 5:59
Sharks confirm new coaching structure
The Sharks have confirmed their new coaching structure following the appointment of Neil Powell as their new DoR back in February.
Kim Ekin
03 Jul, 5:08
Five talking points after England's first Test fumble in Australia
Henry Arundell’s stunning seven-minute cameo failed to mask England’s problems.
PA
03 Jul, 4:49
How Lolesio reacted when told he was starting 6 minutes before kick-off
Noah Lolesio aims to further repay coach Dave Rennie's faith after his rollercoaster rugby career hit another high in the 14-man W…
AAP
03 Jul, 4:38
South Africa player ratings vs Wales | 1st Test July 2022
Damian Willemse slotted a penalty to secure a fortuitous 32-29 win for South Africa over Wales at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Jan De Koning
03 Jul, 4:20
Ref Watch: A novice performance that favoured Australia
James Doleman is a relatively new name on the international refereeing scene having made his debut last summer at the – in offic…
Paul Smith
03 Jul, 3:49
Pumas pounce on Scotland as south cleansweeps the north
Scotland paid the price for a meek first-half performance as they suffered a 26-18 defeat in the first Test of their three-match s…
PA
02 Jul, 17:18
Scotland player ratings vs Argentina | 1st Test July 2022
Scotland's recent good run of form against Argentina came to a shuddering halt in Jujuy as the Pumas squeezed the tourists out of …
Gavin Harper
02 Jul, 17:08
Biggar addresses giving away match deciding penalty
Wales captain Dan Biggar reflected on a “missed opportunity” after his team suffered an agonising 32-29 first-Test defeat agai…
PA
02 Jul, 16:13
Ref Watch: All Blacks' scrum tricks go unpunished
Many watchers would have former Harlequins scrum half Karl Dickson as England’s no.4 referee behind Wayne Barnes, Luke Pearce an…
Paul Smith
02 Jul, 15:33
'I said in the week he is probably our next Frans Steyn'
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has admitted that the Springboks kicking game "didn't function" after his side came from be…
AAP
02 Jul, 15:25
'Had a shocker' - Clear scapegoat emerges for Springbok flop
Social media can be an unforgiving place and there was no where to hide for Springboks flyhalf Elton Jantjies - whp was heavily cr…
Kim Ekin
02 Jul, 14:59
'I'm not sure if it was a team plan': Wallabies to look for Swain loophole
Australia haven't given up on having firebrand lock Darcy Swain available for their second Test against England in Brisbane despit…
AAP
02 Jul, 14:21
Wales player ratings vs South Africa | 1st Test July 2022
Wales player ratings: After a mixed bag of a Six Nations, Wayne Pivac confessed to having had many sleepless nights following Wale…
Will Owen
02 Jul, 13:44
Gut punch penalty breaks heroic Welsh hearts in South Africa
A 13-man Wales came within one penalty of a well-derserved draw with the Springboks, ultimately losing 32-29 following an exhilara…
PA
02 Jul, 13:25
Why Ireland 'deserve a pat on the back' after All Blacks loss
The second Test against New Zealand takes place next Saturday in Dunedin.
PA
02 Jul, 11:27
'A little bit of a mixed bag': How the All Blacks' inexperienced props sized up
Come the first test between New Zealand and Ireland, neither Karl Tu'inukuafe nor Nepo Laulala were anywhere to be found in the Al…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Jul, 10:03
Eddie Jones implies referee tried to 'even it up' after red card
The Wallabies have overcome injury and ill-discipline to pull off a famous 30-28 victory over England in Perth and snap an eight-g…
AAP
02 Jul, 9:56
Gruesome injury sees Tom Banks set for another lengthy sideline stint
Wallabies fullback Tom Banks faces an extended stint on the sidelines after suffering a gruesome broken arm during the 30-28 win a…
AAP
02 Jul, 9:40
Ireland suggest Johnny Sexton didn't fail HIA
Johnny Sexton could yet make the second Test against the All Blacks after Ireland head coach Andy Farrell revealed that the Leinst…
Ian Cameron
02 Jul, 9:11
Wallabies player ratings vs England | 1st Test July 2022
The Wallabies survived by the skin of their teeth to record a famous 30-28 victory. How did they rate in the victory?
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Jack O'Rourke
02 Jul, 8:53
'I just want to touch on what a selfless guy Quade is... He knows his body'
The Wallabies have overcome injury and ill-discipline to pull off a famous 30-28 victory over England in Perth to snap an eight-ga…
AAP
02 Jul, 8:45
England player ratings vs Australia | 1st Test July 2022
England were unable to capitalise on a numerical advantage as Australia took a 1-0 lead in the series with a 30-21 win.
Gavin Harper
02 Jul, 8:16
14-man Wallabies end eight-game hoodoo with heroic win over England
Despite having to spend 46 minutes with just 14 men on the park, the Wallabies have broken their recent run of losses against Engl…
PA
02 Jul, 8:10
Ian Foster assesses performances of All Blacks with most to prove
Ahead of the All Blacks' victory over Ireland on Saturday evening, much of the discussion centred on the selection of second-rower…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Jul, 7:50
Sam Cane: 'We'll do whatever we need to do to win test matches'
The All Blacks have laid down a significant marker to kick off their test campaign, smashing Ireland 35-12 at Eden Park to banish …
Tom Vinicombe
02 Jul, 7:20
Video - Hair-pulling and headbutts as England Wallabies turns red
Wallabies second row Darcy Swain was shown a red card and England Jonny Hill a yellow as tempers boiled over in the first Test in …
Kim Ekin
02 Jul, 7:01
Quade Cooper a late withdrawl from first Test
Star Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper has been ruled out of the rugby Test against England just minutes before the game was due to…
AAP
02 Jul, 6:00
'Lucky boy' - Questionable Scott Barrett incident under the spotlight
A questionable clearout by Scott Barrett in the dying moments of the All Blacks' emphatic victory over Ireland in Auckland could s…
Ian Cameron
02 Jul, 5:48
All Blacks player ratings vs Ireland | 1st Test July 2022
How did the All Blacks rate in the first game of their three-match series with Ireland?
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Tom Vinicombe
02 Jul, 5:26
All Blacks silence critics with emphatic season-opening win over Ireland
The All Blacks have silenced their critics and banished the ghosts of last year by recording a resounding victory over Ireland to …
Alex McLeod
02 Jul, 5:12
Ireland player ratings vs New Zealand | 1st Test July 2022
After three wins over the All Blacks in the last five outings, Ireland were brought back down to earth with a bang at Eden Park.
Gavin Harper
02 Jul, 5:10
France overpower Japan in first Test in Aichi
Winger Damian Penaud has scored two tries as France put together a strong second-half performance for a commanding 42-23 victory o…
AAP
02 Jul, 4:48
Johnny Sexton to miss second Test against the All Blacks
Veteran Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton will now miss the second Test against the All Blacks as per new World Rugby protocols introd…
Ian Cameron
02 Jul, 4:28
Ireland forced into late change
Ireland were forced into a late change ahead of their first Test in New Zealand after replacement prop Finlay Bealham tested posit…
PA
02 Jul, 3:13
Fiji hold new-look Tonga side scoreless in emphatic Pacific Nations Cup win
Fiji have dampened the hype surrounding Tonga's new all-star cast, pummelling the 'Ikale Tahi 36-0 in their Pacific Nations Cup cl…
Alex McLeod
02 Jul, 1:45
Manu Samoa open Pacific Nations Cup with thrilling win over Australia A
A last-minute try to debutant wing Nigel Ah Wong has ensured Manu Samoa a Pacific Nations Cup-opening win over Australia A in Fiji…
Alex McLeod
01 Jul, 23:07
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