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Matfield to Bulls is anything but a done deal - reports
Reports that Victor Matfield will soon be unveiled as the new coach of the Bulls ahead for the 2019 Super Rugby season appear to b…
Online Editors
08 Dec 2018, 7:29
Youngs out until 2019
Leicester Tigers have received a fresh injury blow.
Online Editors
08 Dec 2018, 7:07
Manu Tuilagi's blunt message for Tigers fans turning their back on the team
England centre Manu Tuilagi has a rather blunt message for fans turning their back on Leicester Tigers as the club endure another …
Ian Cameron
08 Dec 2018, 6:09
'This is a massive call that will dictate what happens for the next 25 years in English rugby'
An in-depth interview with Ealing Trailfinders director of rugby Ben Ward on the rumours of ringfencing, Ealing's ambitious academ…
Alex Shaw
08 Dec 2018, 4:40
'It's not enough' - All Blacks legend gives Akira Ioane blunt assessment
A legendary All Blacks loose forward has set the bar for talented Blues number eight Akira Ioane.
Online Editors
08 Dec 2018, 0:23
Benetton's touching gesture for Nasi Manu
Nasi Manu's Benetton teammates have shown their support for the number eight with a gesture that moved him to tears.
Online Editors
07 Dec 2018, 22:18
'That took me to some darker spots' - All Blacks lift lid on mental health
All Blacks Ardie Savea and TJ Perenara have lifted the lid on mental health in an interview with the The New Zealand Herald.
Online Editors
07 Dec 2018, 21:22
Colin Slade double helps Pau close gap on Worcester in Challenge Cup
There were wins for Pau and Grenoble over Worcester Warriors and Agen respectively in the European Challenge Cup.
Jack Davies
07 Dec 2018, 19:51
Watch: Jacob Stockdale stuns Scarlets with brilliant finish
There were wins for Ulster and Edinburgh over the Scarlets and Newcastle Falcons in the European Champions Cup on Friday.
Jack Davies
07 Dec 2018, 19:19
Waratahs build on rugby league influence
The Waratahs have enlisted the help of rugby league coach Anthony Griffin in an attempt to build on their attack that got them to …
Online Editors
07 Dec 2018, 18:47
Could South African stars be eyeing up moves to top English clubs?
The Rugby Pod speak about potential transfers that could suit some of the top English clubs.
Rugby Pod
07 Dec 2018, 12:27
Guinness signs multi-million Six Nations sponsorship deal
The Six Nations has finally landed itself a new sponsor. Their long-running association with RBS ended in 2017, with Natwest takin…
Online Editors
07 Dec 2018, 10:25
How two Tigers brought bite back to Edinburgh and Newcastle and the many subplots to their Champions Cup tussle
In his infamous book published almost 20 years ago, Richard Cockerill tells a story about the day he brought an almighty pasting u…
Jamie Lyall
07 Dec 2018, 9:04
Saracens suffer Maro Itoje injury blow and set Billy Vunipola return date
Saracens have suffered a blow with the news that their England lock Maro Itoje is set for a spell on the sidelines.
Online Editors
07 Dec 2018, 7:44
'To say there's an image of medication being handed out willy-nilly, that's a very unfair reflection'
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has been drawn into the debate over the use of painkillers in rugby, after his former Leinster and …
Nathaniel Cope
07 Dec 2018, 6:28
Former Lions and Bulls lock beaten to death in France
South African and French rugby is in a state of shock after former Lions, Bulls and Perpignan second row Barend Britz was beaten t…
Online Editors
07 Dec 2018, 4:46
Blues confirm new captains for 2019
The Blues coaching group, led by new Head Coach Leon MacDonald, have confirmed shared captaincy for the upcoming 2019 season.
Online Editors
06 Dec 2018, 22:26
'It almost became like habit' - Brian O'Driscoll opens up about painkiller use
Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll has opened up about the use of painkillers during his time with Leinster and Ireland.
Online Editors
06 Dec 2018, 21:58
Former Saint Kentigern recruit and All Blacks hard man adds to schoolboy debate
Former Saint Kentigern student and All Black Jerome Kaino has weighed in on the raging debate surrounding Auckland's schoolboy rug…
Online Editors
06 Dec 2018, 20:08
North Harbour announce new head coach
North Harbour have announced the man who will succeed the outgoing Tom Coventry for their 2019 Mitre 10 Cup campaign.
Online Editors
06 Dec 2018, 19:23
Bryan Habana picks All Black to smash his World Cup try-scoring record
Springboks legend Bryan Habana has revealed who he thinks will break his Rugby World Cup try-scoring record.
Online Editors
06 Dec 2018, 17:26
Michael Cheika left in waiting by Rugby Australia
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika will have to wait a little longer to learn his fate while he visits Australia's Super Rugby t…
Online Editors
06 Dec 2018, 16:45
'The Canadian players cooled down by wearing beanie hats with pieces of ice attached'
Perry Baker, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year, gives a revealing insight into life on tour as he gears up to the Cap…
Perry Baker
06 Dec 2018, 15:55
Wasps crisis deepens - further names set to be added to the list departing club
Things are going from bad to worse at Wasps, with several more players set to depart the Coventry-based club at the end of this se…
Alex Shaw
06 Dec 2018, 15:03
RugbyPass Exceptional Stories: Henry Fraser
At 17-years-old Henry Fraser was a senior prefect with full colours at the prestigious Dulwich College. Following in the foots…
RugbyPass
06 Dec 2018, 13:46
Video: Leinster head coach Cullen responds to Lancaster speculation
Stuart Lancaster has been linked to a return to international rugby with roles in the Ireland and England set-up's mentioned and n…
Nathaniel Cope
06 Dec 2018, 11:28
The true extent of England players' workload this season compared to Ireland's laid bare
Last weekend provided the latest compelling evidence that Ireland’s IRFU-contracted stars have it much easier than their club-co…
Liam Heagney
06 Dec 2018, 7:02
The reasons why the Pacific Islands Super Rugby franchise bid has been rejected
Super Rugby chiefs are struggling to find a viable new format but one thing is clear they do not want Fiji, Tonga and Samoa to ent…
Chris Jones
06 Dec 2018, 5:06
Record Premiership appearance holder Wigglesworth clarifies future
35-year-old Saracens scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth, who is the Premiership's record appearance maker, has clarified his future b…
Online Editors
06 Dec 2018, 4:23
'How wrong could I have been?' - Sexton reveals first impression of Joe Schmidt
World Rugby Player of the Year Johnny Sexton has revealed what he thought of Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt when he first intervie…
Online Editors
05 Dec 2018, 20:01
'I've seen it all now' - Rieko Ioane weighs in schoolboy rugby debate
All Blacks wing Rieko Ioane has weighed in on the boycott of St Kentigern College's first XV by 10 competing schools.
Online Editors
05 Dec 2018, 16:58
Ali Williams: Breaking down the pulling power of the black jersey
The power of the black jersey and its influence on the decision to re-sign with New Zealand Rugby is an area of huge debate.
Ali Williams
05 Dec 2018, 16:03
Wasps to lose trio of superstars - reports
Wasps Rugby are lined up to lose three of their biggest stars by the end of the season. Rumoured financial difficulties at the…
Online Editors
05 Dec 2018, 13:31
The amount of defenders beaten by Tuilagi so far in Europe and 17 others Champions Cup stats
European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have released a bevy of statistics ahead of this weekend's Champions Cup rugby. Round 3…
Online Editors
05 Dec 2018, 12:52
Powerhouse England age grade centre Ollie Lawrence signs his first senior contract
Warriors have secured England age-grade centre Ollie Lawrence on a first-team contract. The highly-rated 19-year-old has impres…
Online Editors
05 Dec 2018, 9:51
'It was not his fault' - England's Ben Te'o returns to New Zealand despite playing just 33 minutes for Worcester this season
England centre Ben Te’o has been allowed to return to New Zealand despite making just one replacement appearance for Worcester W…
Chris Jones
05 Dec 2018, 7:26
'Suddenly people want something to happen now. Well, no, that's not how it works'
RFU interim chief executive Nigel Melville does not believe scrapping relegation from the Premiership in the near future is a viab…
Harry West
05 Dec 2018, 4:24
Are schools asking the right questions by boycotting rugby games against St Kents?
St Kentigern will only win if they work hard for it, which is what they have done in the past. Rugby is a character game and alway…
Ben Smith
05 Dec 2018, 0:22
Rugby World Cup Japan city guide - Oita
The next stop on our Rugby World Cup guide is the prefecture of Oita on the southern island of Kyushu.
RugbyPass
04 Dec 2018, 21:56
Schoolboy shock - Prestigious NZ school kicked out of competition
One of New Zealand's top rugby schools has been 'kicked out' of the 1A Auckland 1st XV schoolboy competition over 'unethical' recr…
Online Editors
04 Dec 2018, 21:23
Eastmond and Pennell pick up bans
Kyle Eastmond and Chris Pennell appeared before an independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday after being cited following last week…
Online Editors
04 Dec 2018, 15:29
Andy Goode: Ring fence the Premiership? I'm 100 per cent against it
It’s hardly surprising that more owners of Premiership clubs appear to be keen on ending relegation now that so many teams are a…
Andy Goode
04 Dec 2018, 13:13
Stick or twist for the Premiership's bottom seven in Europe?
A brief look at the Gallagher Premiership's bottom seven and whether they would be better served by turning their backs on Europe …
Alex Shaw
04 Dec 2018, 12:23
'The boys still slag me about it' - Sexton reveals his first impressions of Schmidt and the footballer Ireland's flyhalf uses as inspiration
Johnny Sexton has had a long association with Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt having won trophies with the New Zealander at Leinste…
Nathaniel Cope
04 Dec 2018, 11:42
England backrow Ted Hill gets reward for remarkable breakthrough season
New England backrow Ted Hill has been rewarded after his impressive breakthrough season with club and country.
Online Editors
04 Dec 2018, 9:29
There's been an update on Halfpenny as he battles concussion symptoms
Leigh Halfpenny picked up a concussion on November 10th playing for Wales, and now there's been an update on his status as he trie…
Online Editors
04 Dec 2018, 8:59
Munster announce a whopping 12 contract extensions
Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed 12 player contract extensions for the province.
Online Editors
04 Dec 2018, 6:58
'There will be no relegation' - club owner outlines reasons why Premiership will get rid of drop
With just four points separating bottom club Newcastle from sixth placed Bath, Premiership clubs are vocalising their determinatio…
Chris Jones
04 Dec 2018, 5:58
The Season - St Pats Silverstream - Episode 2
The Season, Series 3 with St Pats Silverstream 1st XV. Episode 2 of an all-access look inside one of New Zealand’s iconic rugb…
RugbyPass
03 Dec 2018, 23:40
World Cup hopes crushed for ex-All Black Charles Piutau
The hopes of playing at next year's World Cup for former All Black utility back Charles Piutau have taken a significant hit, with …
Online Editors
03 Dec 2018, 23:28
Sevu Reece has finally found a Super Rugby home
The 21-year-old Waikato winger was left out of all the squads during the original Super Rugby signing day in October, after being …
Online Editors
03 Dec 2018, 22:07
Super Rugby CEO issues statement addressing future of the competition
Following reports that suggested the competition will cull more teams, Super Rugby boss and SANZAAR Chief Executive Andy Marinos h…
Online Editors
03 Dec 2018, 18:25
Watch: Former All Black Dan Carter winds back the clock with 28-point haul in Top League
Dan Carter turned back the clock with a classy performance for the Kobe Steelers, collecting 28 points in the quarter-final thumpi…
Online Editors
03 Dec 2018, 15:36
Club-by-club players to watch in the Premiership U18 Academy league
A club-by-club look at the top talents about to set the U18 Premiership Academy league alight, all of whom will be keen to put dow…
Alex Shaw
03 Dec 2018, 13:50
Dragons have just issued a 'positive' Gavin Henson injury update
Dragons flyhalf Gavin Henson is nearing a return for the region.
Online Editors
03 Dec 2018, 11:31
Eastmond and Pennell cited
Two players have been cited by the RFU followed this weekend's Premiership action.
Online Editors
03 Dec 2018, 11:10
Huw Jones snubs Leicester Tigers - reports
Scotland and Glasgow centre Huw Jones appears to have turned his nose up at lucrative Premiership contract in favour of remaining …
Ian Cameron
03 Dec 2018, 9:52
The delayed dates of next season's European rugby have been released
The ECPR have released the delayed dates of next season's European Rugby weekends. The tournament will run on new weekends due…
RugbyPass
03 Dec 2018, 8:22
Murphy 'embarrassed' by Bears thrashing
Leicester Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said he's 'embarrassed' by the thrashing his side endured at the hands of the Bristol B…
Online Editors
03 Dec 2018, 7:11
Harlequins' new identity is beginning to emerge under Gustard
A brief look at Harlequins' impressive 28-26 victory over Exeter Chiefs on Friday night and the identity they are beginning to dev…
Alex Shaw
03 Dec 2018, 6:15
Qualified solicitor Mooar confirmed as Wayne Pivac's Scarlets replacement
Scarlets have confirmed that Brad Mooar has been signed as the region’s new head coach for the 2019-20 season and beyond. 44…
Online Editors
03 Dec 2018, 5:04
EXCLUSIVE: 'We are not the sick man of English rugby'
Nick Eastwood denies Wasps are the sick man of English rugby, weighed down by more than £50m of debt after their ground breaking …
Chris Jones
03 Dec 2018, 4:37
Todd Blackadder compares Zach Mercer to All Black great
Former All Blacks captain Todd Blackadder has made a lofty comparison for England back rower Zach Mercer.
Online Editors
02 Dec 2018, 23:41
Rugby World Cup Japan city guide - Kumamoto
The next stop on our Japanese Rugby Wolrd Cup host city guide is Kumamoto on the southern island of Kyushu.
RugbyPass
02 Dec 2018, 23:35
David Pocock delivers on eight-year promise with 'low key' wedding
Wallabies star David Pocock finally delivered on a promise he has kept for close to a decade.
Online Editors
02 Dec 2018, 22:49
Watch: Charlie Ngatai tries tip on pass, gets lucky bounce and backs up for fluke try
Former Chiefs midfielder Charlie Ngatai scooped some luck to score in the 74th minute for his new club Lyon in their 30-10 win ove…
Online Editors
02 Dec 2018, 21:41
Report: Teams at risk as SANZAAR consider Super Rugby overhaul
According to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald, the nations involved in Super Rugby are considering the contraction of the c…
Online Editors
02 Dec 2018, 20:17
Sonny Bill Williams hints at post-World Cup future
All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has opened up about where his career may head after next year's Rugby World Cup.
Online Editors
02 Dec 2018, 17:46
Watch: Double blow - Aaron Cruden botches cross-field kick before tearing hamstring
Ex-All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden had a cruel sixty seconds he will want to forget quickly in Montpellier's Top 14 clash at home a…
Online Editors
02 Dec 2018, 17:30
Kiwis in Europe: Northampton's Kiwi contingent not enough to topple bottom-dwellers
A total of 83 Kiwis took part in the weekend's northern hemisphere action, with a strong Northampton side falling to bottom-dwelli…
Campbell Burnes
02 Dec 2018, 17:21
Sale off the bottom but Bath battle back to secure draw
A low-scoring draw at Bath was enough to lift Sale Sharks back off the bottom of the table, although they were frustrated after le…
Ben Spratt
02 Dec 2018, 14:22
Six foot six, 116kg lock becomes first Colombian to score a try in professional rugby
Andres Zafra might not be a household name in rugby, but he made a little bit of history this weekend.
Online Editors
02 Dec 2018, 13:45
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 9
A round-up of the top performers in the Gallagher Premiership this past weekend, including a bundle of tries from Ollie Thorley, C…
Alex Shaw
02 Dec 2018, 12:16
Blues coach's comments after the Ulster game could land him in hot water
A second Welsh regional coach could be set for a spell banned from the sidelines after the most recent criticism of refereeing in …
Ian Cameron
02 Dec 2018, 10:57
Alun Wyn Jones doesn't need any cotton wool
On a typically grey October day in 2015, Alun Wyn Jones sat chatting to media gathered at a plush Surrey hotel. Approaching his 10…
Martyn Thomas
02 Dec 2018, 10:05
Video - The Barbarians pre-match song that's deservedly going viral
The Barbarians are renowned for their sense of humour and their espousal of the traditional 'social' value of rugby union.
Online Editors
02 Dec 2018, 7:17
Paddy Jackson and the Galway question
Paddy Jackson is theoretically free to go whenever he wants in Ireland. Ideally he should be in Galway next Saturday, running the …
Liam Heagney
02 Dec 2018, 5:58
The Barrett-McKenzie dual playmaker system can take the All Blacks' attack to new levels
A partnership between Super Rugby’s most dynamic player and a back-to-back World Rugby Player of the Year has the potential to b…
Ben Smith
01 Dec 2018, 23:52
Joe Cokanasiga opens up about bold 'Lomu' tag
Blockbusting England wing Joe Cokanasiga has responded to calls that he shapes as the next Jonah Lomu after a dominant performance…
Online Editors
01 Dec 2018, 23:45
Operation Jaypan - RWC 2019 - Part 2
We continue our journey through Japan with Jaybor visiting the remaining host cities for the Rugby World Cup 2019.
RugbyPass
01 Dec 2018, 23:17
Wallaby legend on 'scary' state of Australian rugby
World Cup-winning former Wallaby David Campese has weighed in on Rugby Australia's recent struggles, pointing the finger at the pl…
Online Editors
01 Dec 2018, 22:58
Steve Tew addresses Steve Hansen rumours
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has cleared up rumours surrounding All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen.
Online Editors
01 Dec 2018, 22:28
Top 14 leaders Clermont hang on to beat Montpellier
Montpellier's late rally did not deny Top 14 leaders Clermont Auvergne a 28-23 victory, while Guilhem Guirado scored a try in Toul…
Liam Blackburn
01 Dec 2018, 20:00
The Next Nehe Part Three: Marino Mikaele-Tu'u
For All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, the make-up of his 31-man squad for the sport’s global showpiece event in Japan will, fo…
Alex McLeod
01 Dec 2018, 18:59
Kyle Eastmond's red card 'killed us' says Leicester coach Geordan Murphy
The Tigers were forced to play with 14-men for the majority of the match after centre Kyle Eastmond was red-carded for a high shot…
Online Editors
01 Dec 2018, 15:40
Leinster thrash the Dragons in Rodney Parade, Glasgow survive red card
Alex Allan's dismissal did not prove costly as Glasgow Warriors beat the Scarlets, while Leinster scored 59 in a victory over the …
Liam Blackburn
01 Dec 2018, 15:27
Sarries go nine from nine
Defending champions Saracens have won each of their opening nine Premiership fixtures as they stayed perfect by beating Wasps 29-6…
Liam Blackburn
01 Dec 2018, 13:57
Jantjies wins it for the Baa-Baas in dramatic Twickenham try-fest comeback win
After Argentina and Barbarians scored five tries apiece at Twickenham, Elton Jantjies' late drop-goal settled a thrilling contest.
Harry West
01 Dec 2018, 13:01
New Zealand win their first Dubai Sevens since 2009
New Zealand's record 10th appearance in the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens Cup final saw them end their title drought at the …
Online Editors
01 Dec 2018, 12:47
Bristol Bears have put a big score on Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers have been handed a heavy beating away to the Bristol Bears, with former Tiger's hooker Harry Thacker scoring two …
Online Editors
01 Dec 2018, 11:04
Liam Williams withdrawn by Saracens just an hour before kick-off
There's been more injury woe for Wales flyer Liam Williams.
Online Editors
01 Dec 2018, 9:56
The four clubs fighting for Luke Cowan-Dickie and what salary they'll probably get him for
Four clubs are competing for the signature of England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie.
Ian Cameron
01 Dec 2018, 6:17
The huge implications for English rugby posed by Brexit that no one is talking about it
A look at the prospective effects of Brexit on the eligibility of players within the Gallagher Premiership, as well as a worrying …
Alex Shaw
01 Dec 2018, 4:35
Waratahs keep it in the family with big-name signing
The Waratahs have made an attempt at filling the hole left by Taqele Naiyaravoro by securing the services of a famous Wallaby's si…
Online Editors
30 Nov 2018, 22:29
'Tinkering is not an option' - Former CEO on 'dysfunctional' Rugby Australia
Former Australian Rugby Union chief executive John O'Neill believes the struggling union are in need of a "radical overhaul" and …
Online Editors
30 Nov 2018, 21:50
Erasmus reveals hilarious reason why Wyatt Crockett is leading the Barbarians
Barbarians coach Rassie Erasmus shed light into his strategy ahead of this weekend's test against Argentina at Twickenham.
Online Editors
30 Nov 2018, 20:19
Earls' eight-minute hat-trick sees Munster crush Edinburgh
Three tries in eight minutes from Keith Earls helped Munster to an easy win over Edinburgh, while Ospreys nilled Zebre.
Nicholas McGee
30 Nov 2018, 19:20
Quins end Exeter's unbeaten start
Harlequins won an entertaining encounter with Exeter Chiefs to hand them their first defeat of the Premiership season.
Nicholas McGee
30 Nov 2018, 18:56
Report: NZR put offer on table for Steve Hansen
Steve Hansen has reportedly been presented an offer to remain as the All Blacks head coach after next year's Rugby World Cup.
Online Editors
30 Nov 2018, 18:41
The Next Nehe Part Two: Crusaders fullback Will Jordan
As proven by the All Blacks in the last World Cup cycle, there is always room for a few late applications in the final few months …
Alex McLeod
30 Nov 2018, 18:22
Fiji hooker reveals extent of celebrations after France win
Fiji hooker Sam Matavesi has spoken about their historic 21-14 win over France and the celebrations that ensued afterwards.
Online Editors
30 Nov 2018, 10:41
O'Driscoll gives verdict on Farrell appointment and Ireland's chances of 2019 RWC success
Andy Farrell will replace Joe Schmidt as Ireland head coach after the Rugby World Cup and Brian O'Driscoll has given his view on t…
Jack Davies
30 Nov 2018, 7:49
Sale reveal Ashton return date
Sale have given an update on Chris Ashton following the calf injury which he sustained in England's 35-15 November Test win agains…
Nathaniel Cope
30 Nov 2018, 7:01
The 'astute rugby brain' which Sharks hope will give their attack more bite
The Sharks have unveiled a new addition to their coaching panel for 2019 – completing their Super Rugby roster.
Online Editors
30 Nov 2018, 6:32
Springbok World Cup winner critical after being shot in armed robbery
South Africa has been rocked by the news that one of their 1995 World Cup winning squad has been shot in an apparent armed robbery…
Online Editors
30 Nov 2018, 4:59
CVC cash must go towards sustainability, not players' wages - Andy Goode
The cash injection from the proposed sale of a minority stake in Premiership Rugby to private equity firm CVC must go towards maki…
Andy Goode
30 Nov 2018, 4:15
The next Nehe: Who will use 2019 to bolt into the World Cup frame?
As proven by the All Blacks in the last World Cup cycle, there is always room for a few late applications in the final few months …
Alex McLeod
29 Nov 2018, 19:59
'They are not the team they were in 2015 when they won the World Cup'
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll believes New Zealand are not as strong as they were four years ago as they head into a World Cup y…
Alex Fisher
29 Nov 2018, 16:36
Podcast: The Short Ball - s03e45 - Scotty, Mils, and old mate Ali Williams
On this last episode of The Short Ball for 2018 our boy Scotty is back in the studio with Mils and special guest Ali Williams. The…
RugbyPass
29 Nov 2018, 14:00
White a good option for Australia - Habana
World Cup-winning coach Jake White would be a good option for Australia should they sack Michael Cheika, according to Bryan Habana…
Omnisport
29 Nov 2018, 13:47
The inherent risk of Andy Farrell
Andy Farrell will be hoping hipster beards don’t go out of fashion in Irish rugby as quickly as they have in Irish football. …
Liam Heagney
29 Nov 2018, 13:31
'Two phases later I was knocked out - the next memory is at the hospital'
This is a massive year for sevens with the top four teams at the end of the HSBC Sevens Series automatically qualifying for the 20…
Perry Baker
29 Nov 2018, 12:55
Kolisi thinks the Springboks have won back some muched needed respect
Siya Kolisi has praised South Africa's improvements under Rassie Erasmus and believes there are good times ahead for the Springbok…
Alex Fisher
29 Nov 2018, 12:53
Where Brian O'Driscoll believes the All Blacks have failed
Brian O’Driscoll believes New Zealand have failed to replace key players, stripping the defending champions of their aura of inv…
Chris Jones
29 Nov 2018, 12:51
Ledesma makes 10 changes as Pumas face their former captain
A much-changed Argentina outfit will look to bring down the curtain on a strong 12 months in style against Barbarians in London on…
Ben Spratt
29 Nov 2018, 12:01
'I do feel as though we will have more players who will try to make that transition'
Brian O'Driscoll thinks more big names could follow in the footsteps of Sonny Bill Williams by trying to qualify for the Olympic s…
Jack Davies
29 Nov 2018, 11:04
Waratahs set to sign giant 6 foot 7, 135kg South African lock
Waratahs are keen to add South African lock Le Roux Roets to their 2019 Super Rugby roster, head coach Daryl Gibson confirmed.
Online Editors
29 Nov 2018, 10:37
Prognosis still unclear for Jenkins following brutal knee injury
The flanker was injured late on in his country’s 20-11 victory over South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday when Wales made it nine …
Online Editors
29 Nov 2018, 9:28
Premiership and PRO 14 players who thrived domestically in November
A look at the squad players and youngsters who made the most of opportunities that came their way during the recent international …
Alex Shaw
29 Nov 2018, 9:20
Australia snub Jake White phonecall as plot thickens over Cheika's job
Jake White's planned discussion with Rugby Australia will not go ahead amid mounting pressure on Michael Cheika.
Ben Spratt
29 Nov 2018, 7:05
France captain Guirado jumps ship from Toulon
Guilhem Guirado will leave Toulon at the end of the current Top 14 season and join Montpellier on a three-year deal.
Ben Spratt
29 Nov 2018, 6:45
The Season 3 - St Pats Silverstream - Episode 1
In association with Onion TV Productions, RugbyPass brings you The Season, Series 3 with St Pats Silverstream 1st XV. An all-acce…
RugbyPass
28 Nov 2018, 23:58
Coaching candidate drops Wallaby call after leak
Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle reportedly cancelled a scheduled call with a Wallabies head coaching candidate afte…
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 22:40
World Cup-winning Springbok: All Blacks have lost their aura
World Cup-winning Springbok Brendan Venter has weighed in on the All Blacks' lost 'aura' following their up-and-down 2018 campaign…
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 21:57
Why the Pumas scrum has lost its punch
Pumas coach Mario Ledesma believes he has found the source of his side's weakened scrum - once the most feared aspect of the Arge…
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 21:01
Reports: French club table Godfather offer for All Blacks captain Kieran Read
One of rugby's richest clubs have presented a lucrative offer for All Blacks captain Kieran Read to consider after signaled the 20…
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 17:20
Former Wallaby Sean McMahon has snubbed Australia again
Ex-Rebels and Wallaby backrower Sean McMahon seems determined to see through his decision to leave Australian Rugby, with the star…
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 15:28
Two coaches have now been linked with Michael Cheika's job - reports
Two coaches have been linked with the Wallabies head coach position in the wake of the their poor showing in the November Tests se…
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 15:04
Video - Aphiwe Dyantyi is literally lost for words when accepting his 'Breakthrough Player of the Year' award
South Africa wing Aphiwe Dyantyi’s acceptance speech following his World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award was one of …
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 13:11
All Black to captain as Barbarians name team for Argentina
New Zealand great Wyatt Crockett will captain the Barbarians against Argentina in the Killik Cup match at Twickenham on Saturday, …
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 11:55
'I've grown up at the club... since I was 13, and it's good to know I'm here for at another two years'
Northampton Saints centre Fraser Dingwall has put pen to paper on his first senior contract at Franklin’s Gardens.
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 11:25
'I've been trying to keep my knee moving and get the swelling down'
Wales' Warren Gatland fears Ellis Jenkins has anterior cruciate ligament damage but the flanker hopes to be fit for the Rugby Worl…
Liam Blackburn
28 Nov 2018, 10:58
Injured Nowell faces a race against time for England
Jack Nowell is in a race against time to even be considered for England's Six Nations after is was revealed that winger is set to …
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 10:48
35-year-old Wilson returns to Bath after six months away from club
Bath Rugby have announced the re-signing of James Wilson. The utility back made 20 appearances in Blue, Black and White in the …
Online Editors
28 Nov 2018, 10:39
What's really going on at Wasps - Rugby Insider
Rugby Insiders are submissions from people in the know at clubs and throughout the rugby world. For various reasons, they have dec…
Rugby Insider
28 Nov 2018, 7:23
There's been a dramatic twist in Schalk Brits' search for a new club
Schalk Brits, who came out of retirement to play for South Africa in their series win over England in June, has had to find a new …
Chris Jones
28 Nov 2018, 5:07
Besty's Fightclub - Aikido
Aikido may yet well prove to be my most memorable martial arts experience. In many ways because I’d heard all the accusations ab…
Neil Best
28 Nov 2018, 3:21
Blindsided: Is No. 6 the All Blacks' biggest World Cup question mark?
The grip Liam Squire holds on the All Blacks’ number six jersey may be slipping on the back of two almost-absent outings that sa…
Sam Warlow
27 Nov 2018, 22:39
'I made the wrong call' says ref Gardner on Owen Farrell shoulder charge
Referee Angus Gardner concedes he made the wrong decision over Owen Farrell's contentious challenge on South Africa's Andre Esterh…
Harry West
27 Nov 2018, 19:20
An inconvenient truth - The astounding difference in Beauden Barrett's goal kicking percentage based on ball brand
In exploring a left-field explanation for his up-and-down results, we looked at his goal-kicking statistics when considering the t…
Ben Smith
27 Nov 2018, 17:11
Why England may kick themselves over Andy Farrell
Can you name the current international coach whose record against the All Blacks in this World Cup cycle stands at three wins, one…
Nathaniel Cope
27 Nov 2018, 13:50
'I've got a job to do and obviously that part of the job I didn't do to the best of my ability' - Malcolm Marx
RugbyPass sat down with Malcolm Marx to discuss his Player of the Year nomination, that lineout performance against England, stayi…
Alex Shaw
27 Nov 2018, 9:57
EXCLUSIVE: Premiership Rugby Ltd agrees multi-million pound deal with CVC to sell stake
Just a few months after rejecting a £275million deal for a 50% stake, Premiership bosses have negotiated a new bumper deal with f…
Chris Jones
27 Nov 2018, 7:33
Sam Burgess makes astonishing Twitter rant and hits out at 'selfish' England team-mates over 2015 World Cup
England were dumped out of the Rugby World Cup early on home soil three years ago, but Sam Burgess is not accepting the blame.
Ben Spratt
27 Nov 2018, 6:08
Bath set to beat Wasps to the signature of promising loosehead from Premiership rivals
Having lost Nick Auterac to Harlequins in the summer, Bath have been left short at loosehead following the injury to Beno Obano an…
Alex Shaw
27 Nov 2018, 5:08
Why the All Blacks do not need SBW
The All Blacks, all things being equal, do not need Sonny Bill Williams in their Rugby World Cup squad.
Campbell Burnes
27 Nov 2018, 1:51
Promotion in the works? Steve Hansen to move into new role after Rugby World Cup
While Hansen was expected to step down at some point in time, it has now been proposed by former Irish international Alan Quinlan …
Online Editors
26 Nov 2018, 23:46
Operation Jaypan - RWC 2019 - Part 1
With less than a year to go until the Rugby World Cup 2019, we sent RugbyPass' Jaybor Staunton to Japan to explore the host cities…
RugbyPass
26 Nov 2018, 21:02
Brad Thorn's passionate call to Queensland Reds fans 'it's not about happy high fives'
In a slick, cinematic movie-style promotional video, Queensland Reds head coach Brad Thorn has made a passionate speech extolling …
Online Editors
26 Nov 2018, 19:53
Enough is enough, former Wallabies call for Cheika's head
Following the worst ever season in Wallabies history with just four wins from 13 tests, the chorus for change grows louder, with p…
Online Editors
26 Nov 2018, 16:52
Fiji need more matches against Tier 1 sides if their story is to change
French riot police were busy in Paris on Saturday. National symbols such as Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées needed protecting…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov 2018, 15:02
Five times Joe Schmidt's made history as Ireland coach
Joe Schmidt will leave his role as Ireland head coach after the 2019 Rugby World Cup and we look at his best moments in charge.
Peter Hanson
26 Nov 2018, 13:59
Paddy Jackson's move to France could be about to pay off big style - reports
Paddy Jackson’s career-saving move to France is quickly set to pay off. The sacked Ireland international is reportedly poise…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov 2018, 13:32
French club willing to sacrifice players to land Read in French mega-money deal - reports
All Blacks' captain Kieran Read is so keen on a post-World Cup career in Paris that he is even willing to forgo even more money el…
James Harrington
26 Nov 2018, 8:50
England regain power on the pitch but suffer £30.9 million pound loss off it
Eddie Jones may have put England’s Chariot back on track for next year’s World Cup in Japan after an impressive November serie…
Chris Jones
26 Nov 2018, 7:37
Barbarians name 23 man squad for Argentina
Seems like the Barbarians match against Argentina could count as an extra Test match for the Springboks. Head coach Rassie Eras…
Online Editors
26 Nov 2018, 7:24
England name 45 man U20s training squad
England U20s head coach Steve Bates has named a 45-man training squad for the first development camp of the 2018/19 season. The…
Online Editors
26 Nov 2018, 7:07
IRFU CEO lauds departing Schmidt
After Joe Schmidt confirmed he will step down at the end of the 2019 RWC, IRFU CEO Philip Browne lauded the impact of the coach.
Christopher Devine
26 Nov 2018, 6:08
Six Nations beware... Alivereti Raka is about to become a French citizen
Alivereti Raka will formally become a French citizen on December 8, 2018, after his name appeared on a list of new nationals publi…
James Harrington
26 Nov 2018, 6:03
Luke Cowan-Dickie inching closer to Exeter exit
Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie could be on his way out the door at the Devon club, with two Gallagher Premiership rivals p…
Alex Shaw
26 Nov 2018, 5:36
Joe Schmidt to walk away from coaching, new Ireland head coach announced
Joe Schmidt will finish coaching following the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year.
Online Editors
26 Nov 2018, 4:06
Analysis: The Wallabies don't seem to learn from their mistakes
Whether they are achieving incremental improvements is still debatable, the Wallabies showed again at Twickenham that they are not…
Ben Smith
26 Nov 2018, 2:53
Springboks hotel bomb scare revealed
The Daily Mail have revealed that South Africa's team hotel was evacuated the day before their 20-11 defeat to Wales after a bom…
Online Editors
25 Nov 2018, 21:49
Warburton: Don't bet on All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup
Former British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has declared that the All Blacks are now far from a safe bet to win the Rugby…
Online Editors
25 Nov 2018, 21:20
France captain: We have taken five steps back
France captain Guilhem Guirado has expressed his frustation following his side's losing effort against Fiji over the weekend.
Online Editors
25 Nov 2018, 20:55
James McOnie: Ten things rugby has given New Zealanders this year
After a confronting Northern Tour, James McOnie takes the alternative route and remembers what’s going well for the New Zealand …
James McOnie
25 Nov 2018, 20:04
Ireland dominate World Rugby Awards
Johnny Sexton, Joe Schmidt and the Irish national side received three of the top prizes at tonight's World Rugby Awards in Monaco.
Sam Warlow
25 Nov 2018, 18:12
Dragons end losing run, Munster thump Zebre
Jared Rosser scored two tries as the Dragons claimed a much-needed victory in Sunday's Pro14 action.
Jack Davies
25 Nov 2018, 16:11
Clermont back on top after Lyon victory
There were wins for Clermont Auvergne and La Rochelle in the Top 14 on Sunday.
Jack Davies
25 Nov 2018, 16:10
Sarries hold off Tigers fightback despite double yellow card
Leicester Tigers almost took advantage of Saracens' ill-disciplined display, but fell short in a Premiership cracker at Welford Ro…
Peter Hanson
25 Nov 2018, 14:01
The warning from history this Ireland side can't ignore going into a World Cup year
Joe Schmidt’s hint that he just might be leaving Ireland at the end of the 2019 World Cup wasn’t the only post-match quip to c…
Liam Heagney
25 Nov 2018, 13:59
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 8
A round-up of the top performing players in Round 8 of the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership season, which included a 16-minute hat-tr…
Alex Shaw
25 Nov 2018, 12:25
A land of myths, legends and breathtaking natural beauty await rugby fans in Kyushu
The nation of Japan will offer rugby fans a cornucopia of stunning and largely unspoiled regions to explore. Arguably the natio…
Ian Cameron
25 Nov 2018, 9:25
The selection masterstroke that clinched Wales' place as the third best team on the planet
Wales have entered uncharted territory. Victory against South Africa on Saturday was the ninth in a row for Warren Gatland’s…
Martyn Thomas
25 Nov 2018, 8:23
Television microphones picked up exactly what Bastareaud thought of the French performance against Fiji
France were stunned by Fiji in Paris, a defeat labelled as "shameful" by Mathieu Bastareaud.
Peter Hanson
25 Nov 2018, 7:30
England's November Stock Check: Who's rising and who's falling?
A look back at England's four November internationals and which players have seen their stock rise or fall, ahead of a Rugby World…
Alex Shaw
25 Nov 2018, 5:57
Watch: England's new 'Jonah Lomu' Joe Cokanasiga brutalises Wallabies in breakout display
England's new wing Joe Cokanasiga exploded against the Wallabies in an uncontainable display of power running, giving England fans…
Online Editors
25 Nov 2018, 1:10
Match Highlights - Fiji's historic win over France
Fiji had lost all of their previous nine encounters against Les Bleus, their last matchup coming in 2014, but a sublime showing br…
Online Editors
24 Nov 2018, 23:58
Ireland Player Ratings vs USA
A second string Ireland team beat the USA 57-14 in Dublin on Saturday, to make it four wins from four in November. Joe Schmidt's s…
Nathaniel Cope
24 Nov 2018, 19:45
Watch: Israel Folau hits dream line, laughs at England fullback Daly before scoring
In the absence of David Pocock, fullback Israel Folau proved he is one of the few world-class players in the Wallabies when he exp…
Online Editors
24 Nov 2018, 18:39
'We play for our homeland' - Fiji earn historic first win over France
At the 10th time of asking Fiji have their first win over France, who were stunned in Paris 21-14.
Peter Hanson
24 Nov 2018, 18:06
All Blacks announce final fixture before World Cup
The All Blacks’ haka will face the Ikale Tahi sipi tau when the two teams meet in a one-off pre-Rugby World Cup Test match in Wa…
Online Editors
24 Nov 2018, 17:38
Video: Schmidt gives strongest indication yet as to where his Ireland future lies
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has given the strongest hint about where his future lies beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Nathaniel Cope
24 Nov 2018, 17:34
Watch: All Blacks hooker delivers perfect grubber to gift a Jordie Barrett try
With the clock winding down and six minutes left to play against Italy, All Blacks reserve hooker Nathan Harris decided to get in …
Online Editors
24 Nov 2018, 17:28
Toulouse reach the summit of the Top 14
There was a dramatic win for Racing 92 in Top 14, as Toulouse went top but only after a battle at Pau.
Peter Hanson
24 Nov 2018, 17:14
Conway shines as much-changed Ireland battle past USA
The United States tested a second-string Ireland team early on, but Joe Schmidt's men ultimately cruised to victory at the Aviva S…
Christopher Devine
24 Nov 2018, 17:11
Wales flanker a Six Nations doubt after suspected ACL injury
Warren Gatland confirmed Ellis Jenkins may have suffered damage to his anterior cruciate ligament late in Wales' win over South Af…
Peter Hanson
24 Nov 2018, 17:10
'We can't deny there's a bit of depth developing'
Wales have won nine straight Tests for the first time this century, a sign of the strength in depth they possess says Alun Wyn Jon…
Peter Hanson
24 Nov 2018, 17:07
Wales see off Springboks for ninth successive win
First-half tries from Tomas Francis and Liam Williams helped Wales beat South Africa 20-11 for their ninth successive victory.
Liam Blackburn
24 Nov 2018, 16:58
Watch: Owen Farrell clobbers Wallaby big man Rodda with 'shoulderous' tackle
Owen Farrell's tackling technique has come under the microscope again after the England flyhalf launching a shoulder-leading tackl…
Online Editors
24 Nov 2018, 16:26
Townsend hails Scotland's character to see off Argentina
Scotland's work ethic and persistence pleased Gregor Townsend as they ended 2018 with victory over Argentina at Murrayfield.
Alex Fisher
24 Nov 2018, 14:40
'Maybe we have to move Australia to the northern hemisphere' - Cheika's furious response to Farrell shoulder charge decision
Owen Farrell was perhaps lucky to escape punishment in England's win over Australia, much to the chagrin of Wallabies coach Michae…
Peter Hanson
24 Nov 2018, 14:37
'Maro continues to grow and he'll be the best lock in the world'
England's November record has the team in great shape ahead of a busy 2019, says head coach Eddie Jones.
Peter Hanson
24 Nov 2018, 14:24
'Those games are in the past now, we have to look forward'
Co-captain Owen Farrell hailed England's record win over Australia, but stressed the importance of looking forward, not back.
Peter Hanson
24 Nov 2018, 13:54
Match Highlights: Impressive England earn record sixth straight win over Australia
For the first time ever, England have recorded six straight wins over Australia after an impressive 37-18 win at Twickenham on Sat…
Peter Hanson
24 Nov 2018, 13:21
Match Highlights: Laidlaw kicks Scotland to Pumas victory
Greig Laidlaw kicked three penalties before Sean Maitland's try as Scotland beat Argentina 14-9 at Murrayfield.
Alex Fisher
24 Nov 2018, 13:07
England Player Ratings vs Australia
England chalked up their sixth-straight win over Australia, in the 50th meeting of these two age-old rivals. Here's how their play…
Alex Shaw
24 Nov 2018, 12:58
All Blacks Player Ratings v Italy
The All Blacks have capped their 2018 season with an emphatic 10-try 66-3 victory over the Azzurri in Rome. Here’s how they rate…
Sam Warlow
24 Nov 2018, 12:29
Match highlights: Four-try Jordie Barrett takes his chance as All Blacks demolish Italy
New Zealand responded to their defeat against Ireland by putting Italy to the sword in Rome, Jordie Barrett scoring four tries.
Peter Thompson
24 Nov 2018, 12:15
Ref mic picks up Kyle Sinckler's take on the Kurtley Beale suspension
England prop Kyle Sinckler has never been the shy, retiring type.
Online Editors
24 Nov 2018, 11:46
Chiefs stay perfect, Wasps hold on despite Thacker hat-trick
There were wins in the Premiership on Saturday for Exeter, Sale and Wasps, the latter triumphing despite a stunning Bristol fightb…
Christopher Devine
24 Nov 2018, 10:54
Maartens double earns much-needed win for Cheetahs
The Cheetahs claimed their second Pro14 win of the season as Daniel Maartens crossed twice in the final 21 minutes against Benetto…
Christopher Devine
24 Nov 2018, 10:49
Forget 'finishers' - Harlequins have come up with a new name for the replacements bench
When the RFU started to refer to those named on the replacements bench as 'finishers' it drew a collective groan in a sport that's…
Ian Cameron
24 Nov 2018, 7:43
Six times Welsh rugby players were attacked in off-field incidents
The attack on Gareth Thomas in Cardiff city centre last weekend was the latest in a sorry line of attacks on Welsh rugby players o…
Ian Cameron
24 Nov 2018, 6:25
Worcester hooker Singleton nearing London return and potential England calll
Worcester Warriors could be set to lose one of their top prospects in the summer, as Jack Singleton inches closer to a move to a m…
Alex Shaw
24 Nov 2018, 4:21
Farrell not distracted by Ireland
A looming Six Nations rivalry with Ireland will not take Owen Farrell's focus away from helping England to try and beat Australia …
Iain Strachan
23 Nov 2018, 23:31
Falcons sink Bath to climb off bottom
There were Premiership wins for Newcastle Falcons and Worcester Warriors on Friday, with the former moving off the foot of the tab…
Christopher Devine
23 Nov 2018, 22:37
Leinster crush Ospreys, Matawalu shines on landmark Warriors outing
Leinster delivered a fantastic performance against the Ospreys, racking up 52 points as seven different players crossed for tries.
Christopher Devine
23 Nov 2018, 22:28
Wallaby legend heaps praise on Will Genia ahead of his 100th test
Wallabies halfback Will Genia has received praise from another Australian rugby legend ahead of his 100th test match.
Online Editors
23 Nov 2018, 22:00
England's autumn hinges on Australia result - Andy Goode
Whether England like it or not, the success or otherwise of their autumn campaign as a whole all hinges on the result against Aust…
Andy Goode
23 Nov 2018, 21:22
Final World Cup berth secured
Victory over Hong Kong in Marseille ensures Canada will maintain their record of featuring in every edition of the Rugby World Cup…
Christopher Devine
23 Nov 2018, 19:29
Read: I'm better than I have been all year
All Blacks captain Kieran Read believes that he has been in better form during the November tour than any other time this season.
Online Editors
23 Nov 2018, 19:12
All Blacks the latest side to don rainbow laces
The All Blacks are the latest international team to announce they will be wearing rainbow coloured laces this weekend in support o…
Online Editors
23 Nov 2018, 17:54
'I think 'disarray' is a little bit harsh mate' - Cheika comes out fighting after Beale and Ashley-Cooper sanctions
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has denied the team are in 'disarray' after a disciplinary issue involving Kurtley Beale and A…
Chris Jones
23 Nov 2018, 11:50
The Breakdown: A statistical look at Saturday's rugby internationals
Australia will be will be looking to end a 5-match Cook Cup losing streak against England, this and plenty of other stats ahead of…
Peter Thompson
23 Nov 2018, 10:55
Beale lands himself in hot water again, the real reason behind his and Ashley-Cooper's Wallabies axing
Australia’s troubled season hit a new low today as it emerged that key players Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper were axed fo…
Chris Jones
23 Nov 2018, 10:15
How a Wallaby helped steer Ben Te'o's switch to union
England centre Ben T'eo has revealed how a current Wallaby was a key influence in his decision to make a code swap to union.
Chris Jones
23 Nov 2018, 9:07
Wallabies forced into late change to XV for England Test
The Wallabies have been forced into a reshuffle for their final November Test with England due to injury.
Online Editors
23 Nov 2018, 8:03
Conor Murray on verge of long-awaited return
Conor Murray could make his first appearance since playing for Ireland in the June series against the Wallabies after being named …
Nathaniel Cope
23 Nov 2018, 7:17
Tuilagi 'can't wait to get out there'
England head coach Eddie Jones spoke about the return of Manu Tuilagi and also why he's chosen Jamie George to start against Austr…
Alex Fisher
23 Nov 2018, 6:26
Cheika explains why he's picked 'hurting' Pocock
Michael Cheika says there is no danger of David Pocock holding back despite the fact he is still feeling the effects of a neck inj…
Peter Thompson
23 Nov 2018, 6:18
Rugby World Cup Japan city guide - Fukuoka
In the first of our Rugby Wolrd Cup city guides, Jaybor Staunton visits the prefecture of Fukuoka, which sits on the northern sho…
RugbyPass
23 Nov 2018, 1:33
Kieran Read reveals truth behind All Blacks' botched Wellington winner
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has revealed what really happened during the final stages of their narrow 36-34 defeat at the hands…
Online Editors
23 Nov 2018, 0:59
Rugby's invisible issue: Breaking down the barriers between players and psychological treatment
Within the past couple of years there has been an increase in coverage focusing on mental health issues within sport. High profile…
Dr Thomas McCabe
23 Nov 2018, 0:37
Top rugby prospect decides playing future
Schoolboy rugby star Niko Jones has revealed he will be staying in Auckland to play his provincial rugby.
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 21:46
Watch: New Zealand's top ten tries of 2018
It’s that time of year again, when fans get to decide the best try of 2018, with the winning try to be revealed at next month's …
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 20:54
Crusaders named Australasia's best sports team of the last 25 years
After an in-depth analysis the Crusaders have been named Australasia's most successful sporting franchise of the past 25 years.
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 19:07
The rugby star that inspired 22 books and a blockbuster film series
Author Lee Child has revealed the rugby-playing inspiration behind star character Jack Reacher.
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 18:30
TJ Perenara proud of Irish 'mate' Bundee Aki
All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara has expressed his pride in 'mate' and Ireland midfielder Bundee Aki following his side's 16-9 los…
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 17:15
'I know I can't continue to just go backwards and forwards because to be honest I've beaten myself up enough about this decision'
As links to the All Blacks continue to linger, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will oversee the Test against the USA before confirming h…
Alex Fisher
22 Nov 2018, 16:39
Rainbow laces may be too much hassle for some England players as Folau comes to town
This weekend both Premiership Rugby and England Rugby will support the Stonewall #RainbowLaces campaign. England players will be o…
Nick Heath
22 Nov 2018, 15:44
France name team for Fiji
Jacques Brunel has made two changes to his starting XV with Benjamin Fall and Rabah Slimai returning for France.
Alex Fisher
22 Nov 2018, 15:41
Podcast: The Short Ball - s03e44 - All Blacks' loss and pie talk pt. 2
Scotty's still away so Mils Muliaina is again joined by James McOnie. This week they discuss the All Black loss to Ireland on the …
RugbyPass
22 Nov 2018, 14:46
The RugbyPass Index 'World XV'
With the November internationals soon set to come to a close, we have taken to the RPI to discover what a World XV might look like…
Alex Shaw
22 Nov 2018, 14:34
'It wasn’t unusual for someone to roll down the window and flick the finger at you and laugh'
Watch out world. Whether or not the in-demand Joe Schmidt hangs around in Ireland following the 2019 World Cup, the IRFU don’t p…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov 2018, 13:54
Saracens appoint former England lock as 'Head of Player Recruitment'
Saracens have announced that the club has appointed Nick Kennedy as Head of Player Recruitment. The 36-year-old had previously …
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 12:53
'I've never seen him in better nick in the three years that I've been here in England'
Having beaten Japan in what Eddie Jones has called a "dress rehearsal for the World Cup" in terms of preparation and wholesale cha…
Nick Heath
22 Nov 2018, 12:02
Wallabies side to face England named
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named David Pocock at number 8 for Saturday’s clash with England at Twickenham, in what will …
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 11:29
England vs Australia: Four key match-ups
A brief preview of the 28th playing of the Cook Cup and 50th meeting of England and Australia, with a focus on the key match-ups o…
Alex Shaw
22 Nov 2018, 11:05
Springboks name team for Wales
An unchanged Springbok starting side will take on Wales in the final Test match of the 2018 Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to the Unit…
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 9:24
Ireland make 14 changes for the USA
Ireland have made 14 changes to their starting fifteen a week on from their historic win over the All Blacks. Rhys Ruddock ca…
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 9:01
19-year-old St Michael's product to make Leinster debut after scoring 8 tries in 7 games
The latest talent produced by Irish Rugby nursery St Michael's is to make his debut for Leinster tomorrow. At openside the 19-…
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 7:40
Wales team for South Africa named
Wales have named their team for their final November Test, vesus South Africa.
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 7:03
England name team for Australia
England men's head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to play Australia on Saturday in the last Test of the 2018 Quilter Interna…
Online Editors
22 Nov 2018, 6:33
Fiji coach makes bold prediction as ten plays eight in the world rankings
Fiji may have never beaten France but head coach John McKee is predicting victory at Stade de France thanks to the inside knowledg…
Chris Jones
22 Nov 2018, 4:36
All Blacks name team for Italy clash
The All Blacks team to play Italy in Rome this weekend.
Online Editors
21 Nov 2018, 23:06
World Rugby CEO: Refs must show more cards
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper has asked referees to show more red and yellow cards in an effort to stop dangerous tackles.
Online Editors
21 Nov 2018, 19:27
'He doesn't work hard enough' Eddie Jones reveals Genia's career may have ended before it started
Ahead of halfback Will Genia's 100th test match for the Wallabies, England coach Eddie Jones has recalled his time as coach of the…
Online Editors
21 Nov 2018, 18:24
Analysis: Did the All Blacks ‘bottle it’ and shadow-box against Ireland?
There are many aspects of this All Blacks performance that just don’t add up on the face of it. The deeper you dive, the more su…
Ben Smith
21 Nov 2018, 13:36
Homophobic attack victim Thomas: 'Mental scars will stay with me'
Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas has tweeted that the 'mental scars' suffered as a result of the homophobic attacked he suffered o…
Online Editors
21 Nov 2018, 13:12
70,000 sign petition to stop gay rugby player's deportation
It is being reported that a gay rugby player based in the UK has his deportation order temporarily suspended following a petition …
Online Editors
21 Nov 2018, 10:39
Zebre sign former All Black U20 scrumhalf
Zebre Rugby Club can today announce the signing of the New Zealand scrum-half Joshua Renton who has joined the Parma-based franchi…
Online Editors
21 Nov 2018, 9:41
Sleeping giant have 'Everest to climb' to be ready for Pool A in Rugby World Cup
Former Wales flanker Lyn Jones admits he has an “Everest to climb” to make Russia competitive at next year’s Rugby World Cup…
Chris Jones
21 Nov 2018, 7:27
Nine changes as Scotland name team for Argentina
Head Coach Gregor Townsend has made nine changes to the starting Scotland line-up for the final match in the 2018 Autumn Test seri…
Online Editors
21 Nov 2018, 6:46
Some are calling for Augustin Pichot to resign over controversial tweet
World Rugby’s vice-chairman Augustin Pichot has drawn enormous criticism online for publishing the percentage of players in Tier…
Online Editors
21 Nov 2018, 5:19
France to wear rainbow laces in support of Thomas following attack
A teenager admitted attacking Gareth Thomas last weekend and France will show their support for the Wales legend on Saturday.
Jack Davies
21 Nov 2018, 4:37
One more match would make all the difference for Hansen
The All Blacks learn from their mistakes – which is why Hansen will be frustrated that they don’t really have any immediate op…
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov 2018, 2:52
Former All Black Liam Messam is keeping the faith with Toulon
Liam Messam is keeping the faith that a greenish Toulon side can haul itself up the French Top 14 standings while he adjusts to th…
Campbell Burnes
20 Nov 2018, 22:32
French rugby team make heartwarming gesture of support for Thomas after homophobic assault
The French rugby team have rallied in support of former Wales and British & Irish Lions star Gareth Thomas after he was the victim…
Online Editors
20 Nov 2018, 16:38
England's Australian test will dictate the mood heading into 2019 and improvement is needed
England's autumn series so far has failed to rise above the level of satisfactory, but a combination of the positives exhibited ve…
Alex Shaw
20 Nov 2018, 15:21
Borthwick confirms Ashton fears ahead of Australia match
A calf injury means Chris Ashton will not be available for England's clash with Australia at Twickenham.
Jack Davies
20 Nov 2018, 11:37
'When I look back and see the scans and realise how lucky I am' candid Cane reflects on neck break
Sam Cane broke his neck playing for New Zealand but hopes to be back in action for the Chiefs by the end of the 2019 Super Rugby s…
Jack Davies
20 Nov 2018, 11:29
Howley gives update on Halfpenny ahead of South Africa clash
Wales attack coach Rob Howley has given an update on Leigh Halfpenny ahead of the visit of South Africa to Cardiff on Saturday.
Jack Davies
20 Nov 2018, 9:38
Australia face major selection headache as illness strikes ahead of England Test
Australia's preparations for the final November Test of their European tour have been severely hampered by illness and injury.
Online Editors
20 Nov 2018, 8:44
Ireland scrum half Marmion forced to have surgery
Scrum half Kieran Marmion has become the latest Ireland player to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Nathaniel Cope
20 Nov 2018, 7:18
England have injury worry ahead of test against Australia
England's preparations for their upcoming game against Australia take a blow as they lose a key man from training on Tuesday.
Alex Shaw
20 Nov 2018, 6:37
The reasons why the Kolisi headbutt and lack of punishment sets a dangerous precedent
What is it they say about actions speaking louder than words? World Rugby makes a lot of noise about protecting the brains of play…
Jamie Lyall
20 Nov 2018, 5:23
'When he dropped the ball we were hot on attack' Coles laments All Blacks execution
As the All Blacks process the second loss of the year to Ireland in Dublin, hooked Dane Coles has pointed out critical moments tha…
Online Editors
19 Nov 2018, 23:29
Eddie Jones not buying Pocock injury, scoffs at Wallabies' 'merry-go-round' tactics
Eddie Jones thought "here we go again" when he heard David Pocock may not be feature in the Cook Cup showdown.
Peter Thompson
19 Nov 2018, 20:14
Why couldn't the All Blacks score more than one try in two tests?
With eighth-ranked France coming for a tour in June, this has been the weakest schedule the All Blacks have ever faced in a calend…
Ben Smith
19 Nov 2018, 19:54
Three bouncers found guilty of brutal attack on Shane Williams and his brother
Three bouncers have been found guilty of a brutal attack on Welsh legend Shane Williams and his brother.
Online Editors
19 Nov 2018, 13:27
Scotland are bringing a knife to a bazooka fight in an unwinnable war to keep star players
Finn Russell is gone. Stuart Hogg is going. It will take a monumental offer to stop Huw Jones following and more will be on their …
Jamie Lyall
19 Nov 2018, 12:48
Sevens Irish players have been sent back to their provinces
The IRFU have released a squad update following their historic win over the All Blacks. The IRFU statement read: "Following th…
Online Editors
19 Nov 2018, 10:05
Twenty stone Ireland international signs for Newcastle Falcons
Ulster prop Rodney Ah You has added his vast experience to Newcastle Falcons' propping ranks, joining the club with immediate effe…
Online Editors
19 Nov 2018, 7:25
Jones makes changes to England squad for Australia Test
Eddie Jones has selected 28 players to assemble today to prepare for England's final November Test of against Australia at Twicken…
Online Editors
19 Nov 2018, 6:20
Huw Jones in 'advanced talks' with Premiership heavyweight
Scotland and Glasgow Warriors centre Huw Jones looks set to be the next Scottish star to move south in search of a lucrative Premi…
Online Editors
19 Nov 2018, 4:36
'He's my old mate...he's a streetfighter, so it does make them dangerous
Eddie Jones is predicting under-fire Michael Cheika will show his street-fighting skills and has warned the England players they w…
Chris Jones
19 Nov 2018, 4:05
Steve Hansen sets decision D-day
Steve Hansen has set the date when his coaching future will be decided.
Online Editors
18 Nov 2018, 22:58
Analysis: How Ireland used the All Blacks' own switch play against them
An autopsy over Ireland’s game plan will show that Schmidt borrowed concepts from both England and even the All Blacks themselve…
Ben Smith
18 Nov 2018, 22:52
The RugbyPass Index tackles the November Internationals
The RugbyPass Index has been firing on all cylinders since its official launch late last month, with the November international wi…
Sam Warlow
18 Nov 2018, 21:24
Ali Williams: What it's like to lose as an All Black
Every time you step on the field as an All Black, you're representing your country. You're representing yourself. You're represent…
Ali Williams
18 Nov 2018, 17:47
Thirteen years after he endured an All Black hammering on debut, Rory Best has given his detractors the proverbial fingers
Saturday night in Dublin was supposed to demonstrate how Test rugby is no country for old men. Rory Best was apparently over t…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov 2018, 15:16
Gael Fickou is back and needs to stay
French flyer Gael Fickou put on a masterclass display in his first test start at centre for over a year.
Sam Warlow
18 Nov 2018, 14:28
Video: Last-gasp Exeter penalty try shatters Bristol
Bristol led Exeter by 14 points in the second half, but Rob Baxter's side snatched a dramatic victory in time added on.
Peter Thompson
18 Nov 2018, 14:26
Teenager admits assaulting Wales great Thomas
Gareth Thomas requested that the teenager who attacked him was dealt with through restorative justice.
Jack Davies
18 Nov 2018, 14:02
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 7
A collection of the top performing players from the seventh round of the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership season, including a scintil…
Alex Shaw
18 Nov 2018, 12:26
Multiple Welshmen facing their World Cup endgame as Gatland's depth charts deepen
Warren Gatland was coy when asked if his current squad was the strongest of his Wales reign ahead of their 10-try defeat of Tonga.…
Martyn Thomas
18 Nov 2018, 10:59
'The current world rankings doesn’t indicate how tough it is to come and play here'
Rassie Erasmus praised the Springboks’ growing maturity following their hard-fought 26-20 victory over a good very Scotland team…
Online Editors
18 Nov 2018, 9:29
Gareth Thomas beaten in homophobic Cardiff attack
Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas has released a video on Twitter after he was attacked in his home city of Cardiff. Thomas - r…
Online Editors
18 Nov 2018, 8:59
England's Japanese scare: Winners and losers
A look at who profited and whose stock has been hurt by England's unconvincing win over Japan at Twickenham on Saturday, a game in…
Alex Shaw
18 Nov 2018, 6:10
Watch: Huw Jones throws two behind-the-back passes in 5 seconds to set up sensational Scotland try
Scotland's centre Huw Jones pulled off two behind-the-back passes in one magical Scotland movement, combining down the left edge t…
Online Editors
17 Nov 2018, 21:25
Schmidt dismisses Hansen's Ireland World Cup favourites claim as 'banter'
Steve Hansen declared that Ireland are the number one team in the world and favourites for the World Cup after beating the All Bla…
RugbyPass
17 Nov 2018, 20:33
Ireland player ratings v All Blacks
Ireland registered their first ever win over New Zealand in Dublin and just a second in their history with a 16-9 win over the All…
Nathaniel Cope
17 Nov 2018, 19:22
Watch: French centre Gael Fickou carves Argentina before 'Wonderball' assist to Teddy Thomas
French centre Gael Fickou exploded through the Argentinian defence early in the second half to set up winger Teddy Thomas for a d…
Online Editors
17 Nov 2018, 19:17
Match Highlights - France vs Argentina
France secured their first win since March, Teddy Thomas helping himself to a double with Gael Fickou impressing on his return.
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2018, 19:02
Watch: Tongan Thor scores frantic Wallabies try after pirouette confuses Italians
Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou dazzled his way through the Italian defence in rather bizarre fashion with some unscripted, off-the-…
Online Editors
17 Nov 2018, 17:54
All Blacks Player Ratings v Ireland
The All Blacks have been beaten and held tryless by Ireland 16-9 in Dublin. Here's how they rated individually.
Sam Warlow
17 Nov 2018, 17:31
Match Highlights - Scotland vs South Africa
The Springboks have come away with a hard-fought 26-20 win over Scotland at Murrayfield on the back of a man-of-the-match perform…
Online Editors
17 Nov 2018, 17:29
Sarries leave it late to down Sale, Bath and Saints win
Teenage lock Joel Kpoku came off the bench to give Saracens a seventh Premiership wins out of seven, which put them back at the su…
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2018, 16:58
'We love going to Twickenham, love the crowd hating us, so let's get it on'
After Saturday's win over Italy, Michael Cheika cannot wait for Australia's clash with England at Twickenham next weekend.
Alex Fisher
17 Nov 2018, 16:34
Pollard leads Springboks to Murrayfield victory
Handre Pollard scored 18 points as South Africa became only the second side in 12 matches to beat Scotland at Murrayfield.
Alex Fisher
17 Nov 2018, 16:10
Ireland have beaten the All Blacks
Ireland have beaten the All Blacks 16 - 9 in a cliffhanger encounter in the Irish capital. Ireland took the lead with a Jonath…
Online Editors
17 Nov 2018, 15:59
Wales crush Tonga in Cardiff
Tonga showed some fight but Wales ultimately stormed to a 74-24 victory at the Principality Stadium.
Jack Davies
17 Nov 2018, 14:25
Debut try for Cokanasiga as England rally to avoid Japan upset
Japan led 15-10 at half-time, but England scored three tries after the interval to avoid a huge upset at Twickenham.
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2018, 14:21
'If they were motivated by certain comments, then the comments have done the job'
Eddie Jones had urged England to "smash" Japan and he thinks those comments were ringing in the Brave Blossoms' ears at Twickenham…
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2018, 14:12
'Angry' O'Shea fuming at disallowed Italy try
Italy were hard done by in Padova on Saturday when Tito Tebaldi's first-half try was ruled out, according to Conor O'Shea.
Alex Fisher
17 Nov 2018, 14:09
England Player Ratings vs Japan
Player ratings from a surprisingly tight contest at Twickenham, where England were given all they could handle from a spirited Jap…
Alex Shaw
17 Nov 2018, 12:07
Wasps' winless run continues as giant Wallaby wing dominates midland's derby
A stunning individual display from Taqele Naiyaravoro helped Northampton Saints earn a deserved bonus point victory over Midlands …
Online Editors
17 Nov 2018, 12:04
Match Highlights - Italy vs Australia
Australia warmed up for their trip to Twickenham with a 26-7 victory over Italy, with Marika Koroibete scoring twice for the Walla…
Alex Fisher
17 Nov 2018, 11:48
Twenty four stone prop avoids jail after violent nightclub incident
Giant La Rochelle prop Uini Atonio has avoided being jailed after he was instead handed a suspended sentence by a French court. …
Online Editors
17 Nov 2018, 6:32
All Blacks star reveals seven-month battle through injury
All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock's 2018 season may have been his most impressive campaign to date.
Online Editors
17 Nov 2018, 1:57
Steve Tew: World League gaining steam
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has revealed the ambitious World League concept could be presented to broadcasters and…
Online Editors
16 Nov 2018, 23:04
Cipriani-inspired Gloucester thrash Tigers
Gloucester had Danny Cipriani back from a ban and the fly-half was instrumental in their bonus-point 36-13 win over Leicester Tige…
Liam Blackburn
16 Nov 2018, 22:45
Leinster and Auckland great tipping Irish win
Isa Nacewa's household will be divided when Ireland meet the All Blacks in Dublin on Saturday.
Online Editors
16 Nov 2018, 18:41
All Black exodus: Prop weighing up post-World Cup options
All Blacks prop Owen Franks is one of many current squad members that will be off contract with New Zealand Rugby after next year'…
Online Editors
16 Nov 2018, 17:50
LIVE MATCH CENTRE - Ireland v New Zealand
A statistical look at Saturday's clash between Ireland and New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium.
Jack Davies
16 Nov 2018, 16:28
ABs 'will come looking' for Aki – Marmion
Kieran Marmion thinks Auckland-born Ireland international Bundee Aki "won't hold back" when he faces New Zealand on Saturday.
Liam Blackburn
16 Nov 2018, 15:33
Ireland forced to make flanker switch
Josh van der Flier will start as flanker against New Zealand after Ireland confirmed Dan Leavy would miss out through injury.
Liam Blackburn
16 Nov 2018, 15:20
RFU Chief makes abrupt departure to plunge organisation into chaos
English rugby has been rocked with the news that RFU Chief Executive Steve Brown is standing down and will be leaving the organisa…
Online Editors
16 Nov 2018, 10:52
The Breakdown: A statistical look at Saturday's rugby internationals
We take a look at the stats behind the weekend's international rugby action, with New Zealand, England, Wales and Ireland all in a…
Jack Davies
16 Nov 2018, 7:00
The 'phenomenon' who is about the break Keith Wood's front row try scoring record and his incredible strike rate
Ireland legend Keith Wood's international try scoring record which took 63 tests in Irish and Lions colours over nine years to ama…
Chris Jones
16 Nov 2018, 6:49
Ex-Wallabies coach Jones' brutal attack on current team and names his new 4-person coaching panel
Grand Slam coach Alan Jones has branded the current Wallabies “unwatchable” and launched a withering assessment of the coachin…
Chris Jones
16 Nov 2018, 5:08
Referees are failing to make consistent calls in real time
A huge amount of discussion after the England v New Zealand test has centred around Courtney Lawes' charge down from an offside po…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Nov 2018, 22:52
Cooper's coach: He deserves to be playing at the top level
Melbourne Rebels coach Dave Wessels has talked up his latest recruit ahead of next year's World Cup in Japan.
Online Editors
15 Nov 2018, 21:55
Super Rugby's 2019 schedule has been confirmed
SANZAAR have released an updated tournament schedule for the 2019 Super Rugby tournam.ent that will kick-off on Friday 15 Februar…
Online Editors
15 Nov 2018, 18:12
Joe Schmidt defends Bundee Aki's place in side after Foster dig
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has responded to a dig from All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster and defended midfielder Bundee Ak…
Online Editors
15 Nov 2018, 17:49
The new heaviest man in test rugby
Racing 92 prop Ben Tameifuna has been crowned as the heaviest man in test rugby.
Online Editors
15 Nov 2018, 17:10
Huget to make first France appearance in a year
France have made two changes to their starting line-up against Argentina, with Yoann Huget selected for the first time in a year.
Liam Blackburn
15 Nov 2018, 16:02
Wallabies name side for Italy clash
Jordan Petaia will become Australia's youngest debutant for a decade in a much-changed side in Padova.
Peter Thompson
15 Nov 2018, 15:36
Three threats an inexperienced England will need to be wary of at Twickenham
A preview of the three key threats Japan have to offer and why England will need to be wary of them at Twickenham on Saturday.
Alex Shaw
15 Nov 2018, 13:29
Ireland name team for All Blacks
Joe Schmidt has named Garry Ringrose among the fifteen at the Ireland team announcement press conference ahead of the Guinness Ser…
Online Editors
15 Nov 2018, 10:20
Chris Wyles makes shock return to Saracens
Chris Wyles has temporarily come out of retirement and goes straight into contention to face Sale Sharks on Saturday. The 35-ye…
Online Editors
15 Nov 2018, 10:15
Springboks name team for Scotland including six changes
The Springbok team for Saturday’s third Test of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour against Scotland in Edinburgh shows six changes, …
Online Editors
15 Nov 2018, 10:05
Wallaby great slaps Cheika with back-handed vote of confidence
Wallaby great David Campese is backing Michael Cheika, who has lost 13 of his last 16 matches in charge of Australia, to continue …
Chris Jones
15 Nov 2018, 8:26
Wales name team for Tonga clash
Wales have named their team for their November international against Tonga at the Principality Stadium.
Online Editors
15 Nov 2018, 7:05
England ring changes for Japan Test
England have named their team to take on Japan in their third November international Test.
Online Editors
15 Nov 2018, 6:29
New 'Global Rapid Rugby' tournament given green-light by World Rugby
Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest has been given the go-ahead from World Rugby to launch his new professional club competition…
Alex Shaw
15 Nov 2018, 4:01
The Exeter Chiefs recruitment of Stuart Hogg is a brilliant power play
The signing of Scotland’s fullback Stuart Hogg by the Exeter Chiefs on a two-year deal brings a sense of excitement and anticipa…
Ben Smith
15 Nov 2018, 1:01
Ryan Crotty returns to starting lineup to haunt Ireland in Dublin
The All Blacks remain largely unchanged as they prepare to take on Ireland in Dublin.
Online Editors
14 Nov 2018, 23:11
Time for England to stick and unleash attack - Andy Goode
England have shown heart, fight and dogged defence but now it’s time to unleash the attack and stick rather than twist in terms …
Andy Goode
14 Nov 2018, 20:47
Podcast: The Short Ball - s03e43 - How will the ABs back up against Ireland this weekend?
With Scotty away, the man himself James Maconie joins Mils in an epic break down of the All Blacks and England game as well as the…
RugbyPass
14 Nov 2018, 20:29
Blues shock with late decision to demote head coach
The Blues have restructured their coaching roles for the upcoming Investec Super Rugby Championship.
Online Editors
14 Nov 2018, 19:08
Wallabies to miss Super Rugby action
Fox Sports have revealed that key Wallabies will be rested during Super Rugby to ensure they are fresh for the 2019 Rugby World C…
Online Editors
14 Nov 2018, 18:23
Ireland set for New Zealand tour a decade in the making
According to The Irish Times, Ireland look set to embark on a tour of New Zealand for the first time in a decade.
Online Editors
14 Nov 2018, 17:35
John Mitchell has forecasted Tuilagi's England return
England's defence coach John Mitchell believes centre Manu Tuilagi has a chance to play against Australia later this month.
Liam Blackburn
14 Nov 2018, 16:47
Ex-Fiji coach Ben Ryan compares rugby to failed company 'Enron', treatment of Tier two nations like 'slave labour'
Ex-Fiji Sevens head coach Ben Ryan has opened up in an honest and frank interview, blasting the international game for its treatme…
Online Editors
14 Nov 2018, 16:33
After 26 different combinations, this is Ireland's last area of positional uncertainty under Schmidt
There was no visible pre-match panic at Lansdowne Road last Saturday when Ireland were forced to rejig their team selection at the…
Liam Heagney
14 Nov 2018, 15:40
New Zealand wins hosting rights for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021
The World Rugby Executive Council has overnight awarded New Zealand the hosting rights for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2021 (…
Online Editors
14 Nov 2018, 13:32
'He's certainly let the boys know he's a good runner with the ball, as well as a good tackler'
Danny Care has played over thirty minutes of England's two internationals this November as one of Eddie Jones' "game changers".
Nick Heath
14 Nov 2018, 13:18
It's finally happened... Fiji and Samoa elected to World Rugby council
World Rugby has welcomed Fiji and Samoa onto an expanded Council, while Burkina Faso and Lebanon were accepted as associate member…
Online Editors
14 Nov 2018, 12:34
DIYGNS - Guinness Makeover
Together with The Rugby Pod & Guinness, we’re looking to give 5 rugby club bars across the UK a Guinness makeover. Guinness will…
RugbyPass
14 Nov 2018, 11:46
World Rugby won't be bullied as Eddie Jones threatens boycott in wake of Underhill try controversy
World Rugby chiefs are refusing to get involved in a war of words with Eddie Jones who is threatening to boycott future meetings w…
Chris Jones
14 Nov 2018, 7:57
Former England and British and Irish Lions lock set for Super Rugby coaching stint
The Melbourne Rebels are set to add two new coaches to their staff for 2019, including one familiar face for followers of northern…
Alex Shaw
14 Nov 2018, 6:52
Six changes as Scotland name team for Springboks
Head Coach Gregor Townsend today named six personnel changes to the starting Scotland side to face South Africa in this Saturday…
Online Editors
14 Nov 2018, 6:32
Analysis: Why Jonathan Sexton, not Conor Murray, is the lynchpin of Ireland’s attack
Ireland’s attack is the Rubik’s cube of rugby. There are many different looks they will show you and you have to solve the puz…
Ben Smith
13 Nov 2018, 21:09
Buck Shelford: Return the Shield to the amateurs
Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford has a plan to rejuvenate the Ranfurly Shield. It is somewhat radical and it will not find favour with th…
Campbell Burnes
13 Nov 2018, 17:24
The fascinating stats leading to calls for mandatory headgear in rugby
A new study has called for mandatory head gear in rugby to help prevent instances of concussion.
Online Editors
13 Nov 2018, 15:11
World Rugby respond to query over Mostert dispute
It appears that Springbok second row Franco Mostert's impasse over his move to Gloucester Rugby is showing now signs of ending.
Online Editors
13 Nov 2018, 11:31
Anthony Watson makes decision on future
After months of speculation Anthony Watson has finally made a decision on his future. The England back has been pursued by a host …
Online Editors
13 Nov 2018, 10:18
Why Stuart Hogg had to leave Scotland and the reasons Exeter Chiefs are the perfect match
The smart money was always on Stuart Hogg leaving Glasgow this summer and the Sunday morning press release killed any lingering ho…
Jamie Lyall
13 Nov 2018, 9:32
Haskell forced to have surgery
Northampton's injury crisis is showing no signs of abating - James Haskell is the latest to be forced to go under the knife.
Online Editors
13 Nov 2018, 8:22
Jones names 30-man squad ahead of Japan Test
Eddie Jones has selected 30 players to begin training today ahead of England's third Test of the Quilter Internationals against Ja…
Online Editors
13 Nov 2018, 6:47
Italy international Campagnaro's new Premiership club confirmed
Exeter Chiefs agreed to release Michele Campagnaro from his playing contract with the Gallagher Premiership club from October 31, …
Online Editors
13 Nov 2018, 5:14
Hogg seals Premiership move
Stuart Hogg, who announced his departure from Glasgow Warriors at the weekend, has confirmed his move to the Gallagher Premiership…
Online Editors
13 Nov 2018, 4:10
RugbyPass Legends: Ali Williams on the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Battling Injuries and Brad Thorn
Williams discusses his battles with injuries, what the 2011 World Cup victory meant for New Zealand and the All Blacks, his relati…
RugbyPass
13 Nov 2018, 1:11
Zac Guildford opens up about 'going crazy' during All Black career
Former All Black winger Zac Guildford has opened up about the tragic loss of his father that lead to a spiraling rugby career, un…
Online Editors
12 Nov 2018, 18:08
New Zealand schoolboy star Niko Jones signs contract to follow in his famous father's footsteps
A schoolboy rugby prodigy and the son of one of New Zealand's most cherished past players, has signed for the All Blacks Sevens.
Online Editors
12 Nov 2018, 13:59
Picking an England XV to provide answers to some long-standing questions against Japan
Having beaten the Springboks and taken the All Blacks all the way to the line, England now need to find the answers to long-standi…
Alex Shaw
12 Nov 2018, 13:39
Lee departs Wales camp after prop looses battle with fitness
Wales hope to have Tomas Francis and George North fit to face Tonga, but Samson Lee has left the camp with a hamstring injury.
Ben Spratt
12 Nov 2018, 13:00
Springbok set to receive Etzebeth sized boost
Warren Whiteley's calf injury could keep him out of South Africa's clash with Scotland, but Eben Etzebeth may return.
Peter Thompson
12 Nov 2018, 12:45
What rugby union can't admit to itself about TMOs and how the last two weekends proved it
Eleven-plus probability and elite-level test match rugby are unlikely bedfellows. But for those gripped by the denouement of En…
Paul Smith
12 Nov 2018, 10:25
Murray and Henshaw to take no part in November series
Ireland's chances of beating the All Black's took a fresh hammer blow with news that Robbie Henshaw will take no further part in I…
Online Editors
12 Nov 2018, 8:20
'I phoned Gregor to assure him I wanted to play for Scotland, and always wanted to play for my country'
Dean Richards warned Eddie Jones he was in danger of losing players to rival countries and that has happened with Newcastle flanke…
Chris Jones
12 Nov 2018, 7:57
Former England call-up Graham replaces Thomson in Scotland squad
Gary Graham was called up to the England Six Nations squad this year, but is set to win his first international cap for Scotland.
Peter Thompson
12 Nov 2018, 7:40
IRFU confirm that they've just bagged €27million
The Irish Rugby Football Union have bagged a tidy profit after selling off a track of prime real estate not far from Dublin city c…
Online Editors
12 Nov 2018, 6:27
Dan and Jean-Luc du Preez set for short-term Premiership stints - reports
Young Springbok back rowers Jean-Luc and Dan du Preez are set to sign short-term contracts in the Gallagher Premiership, according…
Alex Shaw
12 Nov 2018, 4:32
Why Sexton is ahead of Barrett in the battle for World Rugby Player of the Year
The quality of Springboks Malcolm Marx and Faf de Klerk is undoubted, as is finisher Rieko Ioane, however, the race for the player…
Ben Smith
12 Nov 2018, 1:12
Sir Clive Woodward: Where England got it wrong
Sir Clive Woodward has put England's 16-15 home defeat at the hands of the All Blacks down to decision making and thinks head coac…
Online Editors
11 Nov 2018, 23:11
'Go to the temple and pray' - Jones issues warning to Japan
Eddie Jones has urged Japan to “go to the temple and pray” as he plans his attack on the team he presided over from 2012 to 20…
Online Editors
11 Nov 2018, 22:18
Steve Hansen: 'Conor Murray will play'
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen believes that star Ireland halfback Conor Murray will suit up when his side march into the Aviv…
Online Editors
11 Nov 2018, 18:23
All Blacks call on Sonny Bill replacement
Sonny Bill Williams will remain on tour, with the All Blacks hopeful he will be fit to play against Italy next week.
Online Editors
11 Nov 2018, 16:32
‘I am onside here, I am going to charge it down’ - Lawes offers his first hand take on controversial off side decision
Courtney Lawes has given his first-hand account of the controversial decision that cost England dearly in their crunch November Te…
Chris Jones
11 Nov 2018, 14:59
Germany have caused the first major upset of the World Cup repechage
Germany belied their position as the lowest ranked team in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Repechage with an impressive 26-9 defeat of to…
Online Editors
11 Nov 2018, 13:48
'He's gutted, I'm gutted for him. I think the team are'
Sean O'Brien suffered another injury blow on Saturday, but Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says he has the resilience to make a quick re…
Peter Thompson
11 Nov 2018, 10:29
Brunel describes loss to Springboks as 'cruel' and 'avoidable'
Mbongeni Mbonambi's try right at the end consigned France to defeat after they led South Africa by 14 points in Paris.
Peter Thompson
11 Nov 2018, 10:26
The Welsh player the best backrowers in the world simply couldn't cope with
The look on Michael Hooper’s face said it all. As Australia’s captain sat alongside coach Michael Cheika and attempted to …
Martyn Thomas
11 Nov 2018, 7:26
'He's a tough guy, you can see that in him. He's got a real thirst for it. He wants to play footy'
Wallabies and Waratahs back-rower Jack Dempsey re-signed until at least 2020.
Dejan Kalinic
11 Nov 2018, 6:45
Ireland Player Ratings vs Argentina
Ireland made it 10 home Test wins in a row for the first time in their history with a 28-17 win over Argentina in Dublin. . Nathan…
Nathaniel Cope
11 Nov 2018, 6:25
Why and how the frustrating loss to the All Blacks is also validation for England
England will rue mistakes in their narrow, 16-15, loss to New Zealand at Twickenham, but in their performance, they may have found…
Alex Shaw
11 Nov 2018, 6:04
The shambolic backstory to Ireland's heaviest ever Test defeat
How times change. Next Saturday a sell-out 51,000 crowd will assemble confident Ireland can put one over the visiting New Zealand.…
Liam Heagney
11 Nov 2018, 5:39
Glasgow Warriors have just confirmed Stuart Hogg is leaving
Glasgow Warriors full-back Stuart Hogg will leave the club at the end of the season the club have confirmed. The 26-year-old h…
Online Editors
11 Nov 2018, 4:38
Why the Twickenham test was Beauden Barrett’s greatest win as an All Black 10
Barrett’s time in the All Black 10 jersey has coincided with an undeniable shift of collective power in World Rugby, which has i…
Ben Smith
11 Nov 2018, 0:29
Brad Shields finally gets his All Blacks jersey
Brad Shields has finally received an All Blacks jersey - but not in the way he might have thought.
Online Editors
10 Nov 2018, 23:33
Sonny Bill's tour in danger after injury
A shoulder injury forced the midfielder to leave Saturday's tight Test victory against England just half an hour into the match, a…
Online Editors
10 Nov 2018, 21:11
Wallabies re-sign young back rower
Wallabies backrower Jack Dempsey has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs on a two-year deal to keep him in Austral…
Online Editors
10 Nov 2018, 20:35
Watch: South Africa wait until 85th minute to steal dramatic victory in Paris
A last-gasp try from reserve hooker Bongi Mbonambi has secured a gritty away victory for Rassie Erasmus' Springboks side.
Online Editors
10 Nov 2018, 17:43
Video - Warren Gatland's full press conference after drought ending win over Wallabies
For the first time since November 2008, Wales were able to celebrate victory over Australia after a tense affair in Cardiff.
Peter Hanson
10 Nov 2018, 16:49
'I think somebody reminded me I was the sole survivor from 2008 so that shows how old I am'
Having played the last time Wales beat Australia 10 years ago, Alun Wyn Jones was left feeling old after Saturday's win over the W…
Peter Hanson
10 Nov 2018, 16:34
Sean O'Brien has broken his arm
Ireland encountered stiff resistance from a gritty Argentina side as they were made to work for a 28-17 victory in a hard-fought T…
Online Editors
10 Nov 2018, 16:20
Scrappy Ireland battle to overcome Argentina
Kieran Marmion, Bundee Aki and Luke McGrath crossed to give Ireland a largely unconvincing win over Argentina.
RugbyPass
10 Nov 2018, 15:59
Watch: Euphoria as Wales end 10-year drought over Wallabies
A 77th-minute penalty goal from replacement flyhalf Dan Biggar sealed a historic win over Australia, ending a 10-year, 13-game los…
Online Editors
10 Nov 2018, 15:59
Video - Eddie Jones' full press conference after one point defeat to All Blacks
Sam Underhill thought he had crossed for a winning England score against New Zealand, but Courtney Lawes was deemed offside.
Tom Webber
10 Nov 2018, 15:46
Match Highlights - Scotland vs Fiji
Tommy Seymour scored a hat-trick as Scotland bounced back from their defeat to Wales with a thumping 54-17 victory over Fiji at Mu…
Online Editors
10 Nov 2018, 14:42
Underhill try should have stood - Farrell
New Zealand edged England in an enthralling Test on Saturday, but Owen Farrell is more concerned about beating them at the World C…
Tom Webber
10 Nov 2018, 13:55
Watch: England fans drown out Haka at Twickenham with rendition of 'Swing Low'
England fans have drowned out the All Blacks 'Kapa O Pango' Haka with a raucous rendition of 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot' before the …
Online Editors
10 Nov 2018, 13:03
All Blacks Player Ratings vs England
The All Blacks have braved the conditions and escaped Twickenham with a one-point victory over hosts England. Here's how they rate…
Sam Warlow
10 Nov 2018, 12:52
England Player Ratings vs New Zealand
England player ratings from an enthralling 16-15 loss to New Zealand at a rainy Twickenham, where several of the men wearing the r…
Alex Shaw
10 Nov 2018, 12:43
Watch: Courtney Lawes goes from hero to zero costing England victory against the All Blacks... twice
England replacement lock Courtney Lawes went from hero to zero after a marginal offside call ruled out a potentially match-winning…
Online Editors
10 Nov 2018, 12:22
Italy deal blow to Georgia's Six Nations aspirations
Georgia's hopes of earning themselves a place in the Six Nations may have taken a knock after they lost to Italy.
Tom Webber
10 Nov 2018, 12:20
Seymour hat-trick helps Scotland thump Fiji
Having been behind as half-time approached, Scotland ultimately thrashed Fiji with Tommy Seymour scoring three of their eight trie…
Christopher Devine
10 Nov 2018, 12:18
Farrell or Barrett? Who Clive Woodward would pick if his very life depended on it
World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has waded into the England All Blacks flyhalf debate. Writing in his Daily Mail colu…
Online Editors
10 Nov 2018, 7:02
How an unemployed German prop got dropped in at the deep end at an English rugby superpower
When Samy Füchsel received the call to go to England, there was scant time for nerves to kick in. Germany defence and forwards…
Martyn Thomas
10 Nov 2018, 5:20
Wallaby legend: 'Eddie's got a method to his madness'
Former Wallabies George Gregan and Matt Burke have given insight into Eddie Jones' coaching methods.
Online Editors
09 Nov 2018, 23:23
COBRA Rugby 10s - LIVE
16 international rugby teams from Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Malaysia will take place in this year's…
RugbyPass
09 Nov 2018, 22:04
Sean Fitzpatrick: All Blacks don't forget losing at Twickenham
A loss at Twickenham is something that sticks with the All Blacks. Former captain Sean Fitzpatrick still sorely remembers a 1993 l…
Online Editors
09 Nov 2018, 21:44
Kieran Read responds to Eddie Jones' 'Spice Girls' call
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has responded to England head coach Eddie Jones' disinterest in the haka.
Online Editors
09 Nov 2018, 19:16
George Gregan compares All Blacks to the NBA's best
Former Wallabies captain George Gregan believes the current All Blacks are rugby's version of the NBA champion Golden State Warri…
Online Editors
09 Nov 2018, 17:47
Confident Itoje fires word of warning to All Blacks
Maro Itoje is predicting an England win against New Zealand and has “no doubt” that can be achieved if Eddie Jones’s men sti…
Chris Jones
09 Nov 2018, 15:35
Weak scrum? Poor kicking? All Blacks misconceptions quashed in data analysis
A look at three areas of misconception - and three lessons for England - around the All Blacks, using in-depth analysis from Grace…
Alex Shaw
09 Nov 2018, 13:08
O'Driscoll hits back at Jones over Sexton comments
Brian O'Driscoll has leaped to the defence of Johnny Sexton in light of his latest dig at the Ireland outhalf from Eddie Jones. …
Online Editors
09 Nov 2018, 12:50
'I fully understand the risks' - Springbok Hendricks finds new club despite heart condition
Cornal Hendricks, who played 12 test matches for South Africa, the last in 2015 before a heart condition sidelined the player is t…
Online Editors
09 Nov 2018, 9:06
McCaw calls for disciplinary consistency
Richie McCaw spent a lifetime hunting down opponents and tormenting at the breakdown. So if one person is going to have a worthwhi…
Nathaniel Cope
09 Nov 2018, 8:13
The Breakdown: A statistical look at Saturday's rugby internationals
New Zealand have won 14 of their last 15 encounters at Twickenham and will be expected to beat Eddie Jones' men this weekend.
Peter Thompson
09 Nov 2018, 6:32
McCaw makes his choice for the next All Blacks head coach
Steve Hansen's contract with the All Blacks runs until the end of the 2019 World Cup, with much speculation that he’ll step down…
Nathaniel Cope
09 Nov 2018, 4:42
Power Ranking the All Blacks based on Lima Sopoaga anecdotes
Lima Sopoaga recently delivered a handful of anecdotes about each All Black in this weekend's lineup. Naturally, we decided to ran…
Sam Warlow
08 Nov 2018, 22:45
Owen Franks receives English intel from Northampton-based brother
Former All Blacks prop Ben Franks was seen at All Blacks training in London earlier this week.
Online Editors
08 Nov 2018, 22:00
Hansen on Shields' Hurricanes reunion: 'He will find that emotional'
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen is expecting plenty of emotion from England loose forward Brad Shields when he lines up at Twi…
Online Editors
08 Nov 2018, 20:04
Eddie Jones on haka: 'They could be playing the Spice Girls'
England's Australian head coach Eddie Jones has let media know where his attention will lie when the All Blacks perform the haka o…
Online Editors
08 Nov 2018, 17:41
Why a baby-faced Scotsman versus a Fijian colossus is one of the weekend's juicest subplots
The baby-faced tyro against the Fijian colossus. Glasgow’s precocious Warrior versus Edinburgh’s irresistible titan. A blo…
Jamie Lyall
08 Nov 2018, 16:32
England lock ready to test himself against All Black lock idols
Bath lock Charlie Ewels played a handful of minutes against South Africa last week to earn his seventh cap under Eddie Jones, his …
Nick Heath
08 Nov 2018, 16:08
Waikato appoint centurion to lead team in Premiership
Former Waikato stalwart and centurion Andrew Strawbridge has been appointed as the new head coach of Waikato for the 2019 Mitre 10…
Online Editors
08 Nov 2018, 16:03
Podcast: The Short Ball - s03e42 - The non-call that no one is talking about
This week Scotty and Mills chat about the upcoming test with England and the Owen Farrell and André Esterhuizen tackle that every…
RugbyPass
08 Nov 2018, 13:46
Steve Hansen makes extraordinary claim about the significance of the England game
Coach Steve Hansen believes the looming clash with England at Twickenham is bigger than the All Blacks three test Lions series las…
Chris Jones
08 Nov 2018, 11:03
Etzebeth out as Springboks name team for France
The experienced trio of Willie le Roux, Faf de Klerk and Franco Mostert are back in the Springbok starting team for Saturday’s T…
Online Editors
08 Nov 2018, 10:21
Old Connacht pairing reunite in Ireland team for Argentina
The Ireland coaching group have named the match day 23 to take on Mario Ledesma’s Pumas at a sold out Aviva Stadium in the openi…
Online Editors
08 Nov 2018, 10:12
Outlook is bleak for England but the RPI offers one area of hope against New Zealand
An England vs New Zealand preview using the RugbyPass Index to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of both sides. Are there any…
Alex Shaw
08 Nov 2018, 10:06
Hogg returns as Scotland name side for team for Fiji
Glasgow Warriors and British & Irish Lions full-back Stuart Hogg returns to the starting Scotland line-up for this Saturday’s Au…
Online Editors
08 Nov 2018, 9:46
Latu returns as Wallabies name side for Wales
Hooker Tolu Latu's indiscipline in his last two Tests has not deterred Michael Cheika from starting the hooker against Wales.
Peter Thompson
08 Nov 2018, 9:40
Wales team to play Australia named
Wales have made three changes to their starting XV to face Australia in Cardiff on Saturday. Tomas Francis, Adam Beard and Josh…
Online Editors
08 Nov 2018, 7:10
England team for All Blacks named
England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has named his matchday squad to play New Zealand in their second Quilter International Test…
Online Editors
08 Nov 2018, 7:03
Goodhue fit to face England, tour over for Moody
Ryan Crotty drops to the bench to make way for Jack Goodhue at Twickenham, while Joe Moody's tour is over due to an horrific eye i…
Peter Thompson
08 Nov 2018, 6:27
France name team for Springboks and Picamoles is back
Jacques Brunel has recalled Louis Picamoles and Camille Lopez to face the Springboks at Stade de France.
Peter Thompson
08 Nov 2018, 6:17
Dan Carter sends a warning to England
Dan Carter has warned England the All Blacks are now even better than the team he helped win the 2015 World Cup heading into Satur…
Chris Jones
08 Nov 2018, 4:26
'It's definitely a goal of mine to play in that World Cup. I'd love to get back in that squad'
Wales take on Australia on Saturday but Jamie Roberts says the match will not be an indication of how the teams perform at the Wor…
Jack Davies
08 Nov 2018, 3:58
Many believe this year's England U20s squad is set to be the best ever assembled
Can England make it to their seventh straight World Rugby U20 Championship final this season? We take a look at the potential squa…
Alex Shaw
08 Nov 2018, 3:42
The seemingly never-ending depth of talent in Irish Rugby - Neil Best
It feels like yet more of the same for Irish Rugby - pumping Italy in Chicago, Leinster and Munster picking up Pro14 wins in South…
Neil Best
08 Nov 2018, 2:32
Remembering Manu Tuilagi's magical 2012 performance against the All Blacks
With England set to host the All Blacks at Twickenham for the first time in over four years this weekend, we revisit their most fa…
Sam Warlow
07 Nov 2018, 23:32
Goodhue and Sonny Bill pair up as All Blacks name team for blockbuster England clash
The All Blacks team has been named to play the Hillary Shield Test against England at Twickenham, London, on Saturday 10 November.
Online Editors
07 Nov 2018, 23:04
Watch: The Short Ball - s03e41 - Marty Banks, Glenn Moore, and a pube
This episode we chat to Marty Banks who is in Japan as well as Glenn Moore over in Chicago about our girls on the field. There are…
RugbyPass
07 Nov 2018, 17:15
All Black prop Moody suffers freak eye injury in training
All Black prop Joe Moody will take no part in the All Blacks showdown with England in London after suffering a freak eye injury in…
Online Editors
07 Nov 2018, 13:49
How Ireland and not the All Blacks dominate one of the game's most fiercely contested battlegrounds - discipline
Joe Schmidt will have flown out of Chicago on Sunday satisfied that Ireland have potentially remedied a worrying black mark. Re…
Liam Heagney
07 Nov 2018, 13:04
Doncaster Knights sign giant 6'5, 128kg backrow who was overlooked by Welsh regions
Championship side Doncaster Knights have signed a giant backrow who shone for numerous clubs but whose career has been heretofore …
Online Editors
07 Nov 2018, 11:18
A 34 stone centre pairing and six other England midfield options for Eddie to ponder
A rundown of the seven most likely midfield combinations England could opt for against the All Blacks, following the Owen Farrell,…
Alex Shaw
07 Nov 2018, 8:52
Video - 'I did that before...it didn't end well. I'll stay away of Manu' - Ashton rules out injuring rival in training
Chris Ashton's list of international caps shows four years and five months between the last two appearances in the red rose for En…
Nick Heath
07 Nov 2018, 6:55
The Pocock Hooper era could be over... and before the 2019 Rugby World Cup too
Hooper and Pocock are regularly among the Wallabies’ best in the Tests they play. And Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has picked …
Online Editors
07 Nov 2018, 5:48
England teammate says kicking god Wilkinson shaped Farrell in his own image and now he's 'a talent you very rarely see'
Jonny Wilkinson, the greatest kicker in English rugby history, has helped turn Owen Farrell into the biggest threat to New Zealand…
Chris Jones
07 Nov 2018, 4:01
The Match That Should Have Been
Fans around the world were anticipating what could have been one of the best matches of the modern era… But it never happened.
Tom Vinicombe
07 Nov 2018, 1:03
Analysis: Why Scotland's defensive system made Huw Jones look worse than he actually is
Scotland’s star midfielder Huw Jones has come under the spotlight following the performance against Wales, with question marks s…
Ben Smith
06 Nov 2018, 22:58
Brad Shields ready to deal with emotions facing 'enemies' when England play the All Blacks
Wasps flanker Brad Shields is preparing to ride a wave of emotions if he is named to play the All Blacks for the first time this w…
Online Editors
06 Nov 2018, 22:04
'Anyone on the day is beatable' insists Chris Ashton ahead of All Blacks clash
Chris Ashton believes England have the quality to beat New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday despite the All Blacks' impressive fo…
Alex Fisher
06 Nov 2018, 21:50
Referees talk for 80 minutes a match. Then, silence.
Regardless on where you stand on the Owen Farrell Incident, the last 72 hours demonstrate one thing: rugby union revels in confusi…
Scotty Stevenson
06 Nov 2018, 20:06
Radradra could be in hot water after being cited
Fijian winger Semi Radradra is facing a ban for an incident which took place in the first half of Bordeaux's 40-0 Top 14 thrashing…
Nathaniel Cope
06 Nov 2018, 15:14
England narrow down squad ahead of All Blacks
Eddie Jones has retained 25 players to continue England’s preparation for their second November Test against New Zealand at Twic…
Online Editors
06 Nov 2018, 14:29
England give injury updates and it's not good news for Curry
Forwards coach Steve Borthwick has given the latest on England's injury doubts ahead of the All Blacks clash.
Online Editors
06 Nov 2018, 9:33
Video: 'You don't tackle someone with your arms, you tackle someone with your shoulder' - Underhill staunchly defends Farrell
England and Bath backrow Sam Underhill has made a vigorous defence of Owen Farrell over his tackle in the closing stages of the wi…
Nick Heath
06 Nov 2018, 9:00
Northampton lock down promising England U20 prop Painter
Northampton Saints have confirmed that Ehren Painter has penned his first senior contract with the club. The 20-year-old tighth…
Online Editors
06 Nov 2018, 7:28
Talking Point: Should rugby look to the NFL for post-match sanctions?
As World Rugby, rightly, clamps down on impacts to the head, are the current post-match sanctions still the right form of punishme…
Alex Shaw
06 Nov 2018, 7:06
'I definitely put too much pressure on myself' - Ireland great O'Connell lifts lid on playing toll
Former Ireland and Munster second row Paul O'Connell has lifted the lid on the anguish he went through leading into big games. …
Nathaniel Cope
06 Nov 2018, 6:31
World Rugby have to issue statement on Farrell tackle – Andy Goode
One incident dominated the headlines on the opening weekend of autumn internationals and the ongoing debate surrounding Owen Farre…
Andy Goode
06 Nov 2018, 1:57
How the most famous All Blacks jersey came to be owned by an Englishman and the special tribute planned for 1905 “Originals”
The All Blacks are to pay homage to their country’s most famous rugby jersey which is on display at Twickenham’s World Rugby M…
Chris Jones
05 Nov 2018, 23:42
The future of Rugby scouting? New Zealand's first NFL-style pro combine
New Zealand’s player depth is the envy of the world, with a seemingly endless supply of players coming off the production line. …
RugbyPass
05 Nov 2018, 22:33
World Cup might be a Bridge too far for Milner-Skudder
While you can have a good idea now of who will be starting in almost every position across the park if the All Blacks were to make…
Tom Vinicombe
05 Nov 2018, 18:54
Toulon 'never doubted' Savea following car crash
Julian Savea's wife said he got lucky when he fell asleep behind the wheel and flipped his car, but was unscathed.
Peter Thompson
05 Nov 2018, 18:37
Video: 'We don't play like the Springboks' - Jones talks about how to beat All Blacks
Head coach Eddie Jones spoke to RugbyPass from England's training base as his side begins preparations to face New Zealand on Satu…
Nick Heath
05 Nov 2018, 12:34
'We talk probably every second week' - Hansen gives insight into relationship with Jones
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has revealed a remarkably close relationship that he has with his England counterpart Eddie Jo…
Online Editors
05 Nov 2018, 12:05
Jones sheds light on fitness of Tuilagi, Curry and Lawes and has pop at media over Farrell
England head coach Eddie Jones has given a fitness update on main injury concerns going into the All Blacks test this week. Tom…
Online Editors
05 Nov 2018, 10:23
Erasmus reveals latest on injured Etzebeth
Eben Etzebeth picked up a foot injury two minutes into the second half of South Africa's 12-11 defeat to England on Saturday. T…
Online Editors
05 Nov 2018, 8:32
Springboks give update on De Klerk
The Springboks take on France in their second November test on Saturday, as they look to bounce back from their agonising 12-11 de…
Online Editors
05 Nov 2018, 7:33
Ireland and Ulster back row Henry retires with immediate effect
Ulster and Ireland back row Chris Henry has today announced that he will retire from rugby with immediate effect. The 34-year-o…
Online Editors
05 Nov 2018, 7:04
Hogg one of 6 players added to Scotland to squad after Wales defeat
Head Coach Gregor Townsend has added six players to the Scotland squad for the 2018 Autumn Tests. Stuart Hogg is one of those a…
Online Editors
05 Nov 2018, 6:13
Stormers lock Van Zyl moves to Premiership
Stormers and Western Province player Chris van Zyl has sealed a move to the Premiership.
Online Editors
05 Nov 2018, 5:40
England call up midfield reinforcements ahead of the All Blacks Test
If there was one area England particularly struggled in against South Africa during their 12-11 win at the weekend, it was with th…
Alex Shaw
05 Nov 2018, 4:51
Analysis: Where the All Blacks will target England
This weekend the All Blacks will be a much bigger test for England, with far more organized and clinical play, flatter structures …
Ben Smith
04 Nov 2018, 20:22
Fijian back-rower edges closer to Wallabies debut
Fijian-born Number Eight Isi Naisarani has been named as a development player to accompany the Wallabies on their spring tour.
Online Editors
04 Nov 2018, 19:45
Watch: Wales legend Jenkins bows out with conversion attempt in win
Gethin Jenkins dragged a shot at goal wide after requiring assistance to keep the ball on the tee in a victorious final match.
Peter Thompson
04 Nov 2018, 19:25
Lyon put Stade to the sword, Racing beat Montpellier
Lyon scored all five tries in the second half in a rout of Stade Francais, while Racing 92 claimed their fourth consecutive win.
Peter Thompson
04 Nov 2018, 19:22
Eddie Jones insists that England can "one hundred per cent" beat New Zealand
The war of words between England and New Zealand has started claiming England can "100 per cent" beat New Zealand.
Chris Jones
04 Nov 2018, 18:05
French club table offer for All Blacks captain Kieran Read
French rugby club Racing 92 are the first to put their hand up and signal interest in the services of All Blacks captain Kieran Re…
Online Editors
04 Nov 2018, 16:44
Kiwis in Europe: Lyon's Kiwi influence felt against Stade
The Kiwi influence at Lyon is still palpable as that club makes its way up the French Top 14 table.
Campbell Burnes
04 Nov 2018, 16:32
Owen Farrell cleared to play All Blacks after tackle not cited
Farrell will be free to play next weekend against the All Blacks, despite the controversial tackle which led with the shoulder and…
Online Editors
04 Nov 2018, 14:26
Saturday's game proves that the WRU Exiles program is a roaring success
Martyn Thomas looks into the successes of the Welsh Rugby Union Exiles Program.
Martyn Thomas
04 Nov 2018, 10:28
Gritty England win highlights key work-ons ahead of All Blacks challenge
A look back at England's hard-fought 12-11 victory over South Africa at Twickenham and the five key steps which could help give th…
Alex Shaw
04 Nov 2018, 6:57
Former All Black Julian Savea in car accident
Former All Blacks wing Julian Savea has reportedly flipped his car in France after falling asleep at the wheel.
Online Editors
03 Nov 2018, 23:53
England flanker Brad Shields cops it on social media after pear-shaped offload attempt
New England flanker Brad Shields has copped the wrath of England fans for attempting an offload that went pear-shaped, slipping fr…
Online Editors
03 Nov 2018, 22:54
Why didn't the Springboks take the shot?
Owen Farrell’s controversial tackle has become the central talking point following the match, taking away from the fact that Spr…
Ben Smith
03 Nov 2018, 20:37
Larmour sparkles as Ireland thrash Italy
Jordan Larmour grasped his first opportunity to start for Ireland with both hands, scoring three tries and laying on another in Ch…
Peter Thompson
03 Nov 2018, 20:26
Not really his fault - Hansen defends under-fire Barrett
Jordie Barrett made another mistake in the All Blacks' win over Japan, but Steve Hansen came to his defence.
Nicholas McGee
03 Nov 2018, 19:39
Hurricanes extend All Blacks loose forward
Gareth Evans was one of the standout players for the Hurricanes during the 2018 Super Rugby season.
Online Editors
03 Nov 2018, 19:36
Dragons slayed in Connacht hammering
There were wins for Connacht and Ulster in Saturday's Pro14 action.
Jack Davies
03 Nov 2018, 19:10
Etzebeth's tour could be over
Eben Etzebeth suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury early in the second half of the Springboks' defeat against England.
Peter Thompson
03 Nov 2018, 18:37
Gatland encouraged by Wales showing
Warren Gatland saw room for improvement but was encouraged by the way Wales saw off Scotland to win the Doddie Weir Cup.
Peter Thompson
03 Nov 2018, 18:35
Watch: Owen Farrell's monstrous game-saving hit that has divided the internet
Farrell put a shot on a steaming Andre Esterhuizen that had the Springbok midfielder floored, having the ball stripped in the seco…
Online Editors
03 Nov 2018, 17:22
Jesse Kriel heaps praise on John Mitchell for crucial role in England win
Jesse Kriel heaps praise on Mitchell for defensive performance against Springboks.
Chris Jones
03 Nov 2018, 17:02
Jones passionately defends Owen Farrell and England after Springboks win
South Africa dominated England in the second half, but Eddie Jones was pleased with the way his side hung in there and fought back…
Peter Thompson
03 Nov 2018, 15:23

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