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Cheetahs boss: South Africa's rugby future is in the northern hemisphere
Cheetahs CEO Harold Verster is confident that South African rugby's best move would be to leave SANZAAR and join the PRO14.
Online Editors
13 May 2018, 21:49
World Series Rugby dwarfs Super Rugby turnout once again
The Western Force have chalked up another big victory and drawn another big crowd in their second World Series Rugby match.
Online Editors
13 May 2018, 20:34
Aussie Super Rugby Grades - Week 13
Will an Australian team ever beat a Kiwi team again? Here are how the teams fared this week.
Robert Seltzer
13 May 2018, 18:31
James Haskell's new club has apparently just been revealed on Twitter
After months of speculation, England backrow James Haskell's new club has been revealed on Twitter.
Online Editors
13 May 2018, 18:23
Kiwis in Europe: European glory for former Blues
Isa Nacewa and Gareth Anscombe are the toast of Leinster and Cardiff Blues respectively.
Campbell Burnes
13 May 2018, 18:09
This is Danny Cipriani's new club and he is set to sign this week - reports
After months of speculation, Danny Cipriani has found his next club and is set to sign this week - according to reports.
Online Editors
13 May 2018, 11:51
World Rugby admit they suffered cyber-attack
World Rugby have admitted that one of the training websites suffered a security breach and that data was compromised.
Ian Cameron
13 May 2018, 11:01
EXCLUSIVE - Former Springbok on why England will win first ever series on South African soil
England are coming off three successive Six Nations defeats but Schalk Brits makes Eddie Jones’s men favourite to win next month…
Chris Jones
13 May 2018, 8:20
Banned - Joe Moody pleads guilty to hit that has enraged Australian rugby
The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee has accepted a guilty plea from Joe Moody of the Crusaders for his off the ball hit on Kurt…
Online Editors
13 May 2018, 5:49
Leinster player ratings - how the Champions Cup winners fared
Leinster claimed their fourth Champions Cup title with a narrow 15-12 win over Racing at San Mames Stadium in Bilbao - here's how …
Nathaniel Cope
13 May 2018, 5:05
Former Wallaby: 'We've got to start cheating better'
Former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles believes that Australian Super Rugby teams need to get better at cheating if they are to compete wit…
Online Editors
12 May 2018, 23:06
Video: The news that Springbok fans won't want to hear
Patrick Lambie has revealed the extent of his injury after limping off in Racing 92's 15-12 Champions Cup final defeat to Leinster…
Nathaniel Cope
12 May 2018, 19:28
Joe Moody facing another sideline stint after cheap shot
Crusaders prop Joe Moody has been cited for alleged foul play during his side's historic Super Rugby victory over the Waratahs on …
Online Editors
12 May 2018, 18:54
Leone Nakarawa scoops major award
Leone Nakarawa has been rewarded for an outstanding European campaign by being named EPCR European Player of the Year for 2018.
Online Editors
12 May 2018, 18:36
English Rebel: Australian sides lack self-belief
Rebels import Geoff Parling has sounded off on Australia's lack of self-belief when up against trans-Tasman opponents.
Online Editors
12 May 2018, 17:49
Late Tackle: Jaguares have earned their place in Super Rugby
Not too long ago, Anton 'Worms' van Zyl questioned the Jaguares' Super Rugby inclusion as they offer little value to the competiti…
12 May 2018, 17:28
Chiefs and Bulls boost Super Rugby play-off hopes
Victories for both the Chiefs and the Bulls as they look to sneak into the play-offs.
Ben Spratt
12 May 2018, 16:19
Sexton: European champions Leinster did it the hard way
Leinster were playing catch-up in Saturday's European Champions Cup final against Racing 92 until the last couple of minutes.
Russell Greaves
12 May 2018, 16:12
Two international coaches linked with Harlequins DoR job - reports
Two international standard coaches have been linked with the vacant Harlequins Director of Rugby role - according to reports.
Online Editors
12 May 2018, 15:04
Record-equalling fourth European Champions Cup win for last-gasp Leinster
Just as they did in 2009, 2011 and 2012, Leinster tasted European Champions Cup glory as Racing 92's stern resistance proved in va…
Russell Greaves
12 May 2018, 14:15
Crusaders pull off record comeback to down Waratahs, Sunwolves claim first win
The Waratahs raced into a 29-0 lead in the first half, but were unable to hold on as the Crusaders came storming back to go top.
Peter Thompson
12 May 2018, 10:35
The Rugby Pod - Banahan & Barnes
Man of the moment Matt Banahan joins us to discuss his hat-trick and the circumstances surrounding his move to Gloucester, while W…
Rugby Pod
12 May 2018, 7:13
Video: World Cup winner Afoa gives frank advice to Northern Hemisphere players
World Cup winning All Black John Afoa feels that Northern Hemisphere players are not fulfilling their potential and has a solution…
Nathaniel Cope
12 May 2018, 6:48
Seven takeaways from England's uninspiring start to the World Rugby U20 Championship
England got their preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship off to an uninspiring start at Sixways on Friday night, losing…
Alex Shaw
12 May 2018, 6:39
With England selection in bag, a new club emerges in race to sign Cipriani
Having been selected to tour South Africa with England, a new club has now emerged in the race to sign Danny Cipriani.
Online Editors
12 May 2018, 6:09
Shields has a pretty straightforward plan to 'earn respect' after England call-up
Hurricanes captain Brad Shields cannot wait to "get stuck in" on England's tour of South Africa next month.
Peter Thompson
12 May 2018, 5:03
Lealiifano happy to be back after rest period
Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano's month-long break has him prepared to face the Rebels, but an international return might take …
Online Editors
11 May 2018, 22:06
Thorn returns to where coaching career began
Queensland Reds rookie head coach Brad Thorn is set to take his side back to where his coaching career 'began'.
Online Editors
11 May 2018, 21:39
Video: Angry Ackermann doesn't hold back ref criticism after Gloucester defeat
Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann launched an attack on officials after some controversial calls in their narrow 31-30 Challen…
Nathaniel Cope
11 May 2018, 21:28
Anscombe clinches Challenge Cup with late kick
Cardiff Blues won the European Rugby Challenge Cup for the second time with a 31-30 victory over Gloucester.
Jack Davies
11 May 2018, 18:18
Gloucester Rugby delete this 'amazingly misjudged' Tweet in aftermath of Challenge Cup loss
Gloucester Rugby - nor many of their fans for that matter - are at all happy with referee Jerome Garces performance in the Challen…
Ian Cameron
11 May 2018, 17:30
Nine in a row for table-topping Hurricanes
For the ninth successive match the Hurricanes came out on top as they beat the Blues to go back to the Super Rugby summit.
Alex Fisher
11 May 2018, 17:01
Sexton warns of 'distractions and hype' before Champions Cup final
Johnny Sexton left no one in doubt about his intentions as Leinster target a fourth Champions Cup title.
Tom Webber
11 May 2018, 16:15
VIDEO: The 'octopus hands' that are out to stop Leinster
Racing 92 flanker Donnacha Ryan has given a fascinating insight into his Fijian teammate Leone Nakarawa as they try to stop Leinst…
Nathaniel Cope
11 May 2018, 15:00
Banahan reveals the real reason he left Bath
Matt Banahan has told The Rugby Pod that his move from Bath to Gloucester was never about money but came about because of a time l…
Tim Groves
11 May 2018, 13:52
VIDEO: Candid Sexton reveals how he deals with big-match nerves
Jonathan Sexton has a vast medal haul, but Ireland's 2018 Six Nations Grand Slam winning outhalf admits he still struggles with ne…
Nathaniel Cope
11 May 2018, 10:38
News coming out of South Africa makes mockery of '30 cap policy'
Rassie Erasmus can pick whoever he wants, regardless of where they are playing, that's according to reports coming out of South Af…
Online Editors
11 May 2018, 9:30
Nili Latu swaps Tyneside for Japan
Nili Latu will call time on his stay at Newcastle Falcons when the current season ends, with the Tongan back-rower returning to pl…
Online Editors
11 May 2018, 9:07
'With immediate effect' - All Black Keane the latest victim of professional rugby union
After a lacklustre year for Connacht, Kieran Keane has become the lastest underperforming headcoach to be given the axe.
Online Editors
11 May 2018, 8:49
Wasps announce no less than 5 new signings
Dai Young has announced that he has added five players to his Wasps squad for the 2018/19 season following an apparent raid of the…
Online Editors
11 May 2018, 8:32
'He is different' - Dallaglio challenges Jones' perception of Cipriani and where exactly he should play
Lawrence Dallaglio has challenged Eddie Jones to ignore Danny Cipriani's controversial past and form his own opinion about one of …
Chris Jones
11 May 2018, 6:38
Johnny Williams signs for Newcastle Falcons
As flagged by RugbyPass last week, Newcastle Falcons have added London Irish centre Johnny Williams to their squad for next season…
Online Editors
11 May 2018, 6:15
'They've become a little more desperate' - Former All Black on English rugby
Former New Zealand international Justin Marshall says England have shown they lack strength in depth by calling up Brad Shields.
Alex Fisher
11 May 2018, 5:10
History beckons for either Leinster or Racing 92, here's what you need to know
Leinster and Racing 92 will battle it out for European Rugby Champions Cup glory in Bilbao, and we have assessed the best Opta sta…
Peter Hanson
11 May 2018, 4:22
Lambie eyes Springbok return, World Cup
Patrick Lambie is desperate to play for the Springboks again in time for the World Cup in 2019.
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 22:42
Blues brother Ruru puts hand up for Wallaby spot
Melbourne Rebels halfback Michael Ruru has put his hand up as a surprise candidate for a Wallabies jersey when Michael Cheika's si…
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 21:58
EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Habana reveals why his season and career ended early
While some believe that Bryan Habana's retirement announcement came as a result of not being able to regain a spot in Toulon's mat…
10 May 2018, 20:29
Star rugby league convert named in Fiji squad
Toulon rugby league convert Semi Radradra has been named in the Fijian national team for the 2018 Pacific Nations Cup.
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 19:47
Former Wallaby: Folau 'a religious lunatic'
Former Wallaby winger Clyde Rathbone has labelled Israel Folau “a religious lunatic” following the star's string of homophobi…
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 18:24
Charles Piutau deal 'wrecking' Premiership rugby - Sale boss
Sale Sharks DoR Steve Diamond believes Charles Piutau's record-breaking £1-million per season deal is "wrecking" Premiership rug…
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 17:38
England's squad to tour South Africa: Five talking points
Coming off the back of three-straight losses in the Six Nations, England’s squad announcement earlier today for their tour of So…
Alex Shaw
10 May 2018, 13:46
London Irish have signed another Northampton Saints player
London Irish’s recruitment drive for the 2018-19 season continues as the Championship side signed another Northampton Saints pla…
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 10:55
Eddie Jones reveals his left-of-field selection for new attack coach
England Rugby has announced Scott Wisemantel will join up with the squad for their tour to South Africa as an attack consultant.
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 7:30
Santiago Cordero extends his stay in the Premiership
Santiago Cordero says he is “excited” about what lies ahead for him at Sandy Park after he today agreed terms on a new one-yea…
Ian Cameron
10 May 2018, 7:21
Eddie Jones comes out firing in defence of team selection
Eddie Jones was in bullish mood as he defended his right to pick Hurricanes captain Brad Shields and Wasps outside half Danny Cipr…
Chris Jones
10 May 2018, 5:34
The Premiership Rugby Cup is here and it comes with a decent payday for the winners
Premiership Rugby will launch a new Cup competition next season, involving the 12 Gallagher Premiership Rugby clubs in a format in…
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 4:28
Eddie Jones names 34 man England touring squad for South Africa
England head coach Eddie Jones has named a 34-man squad to tour South Africa for a three-Test series in June.
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 4:01
Lions may have just lost the best player in Super Rugby
The 23-year-old hooker has been a truly dominant force in Super Rugby this year, man-handling opposition in defence, damaging runs…
Ben Smith
10 May 2018, 2:27
Phipps back in favour with Waratahs, Razor rests ABs
Wallabies star Nick Phipps is back in Daryl Gibson's run-on side for Saturday’s Super Rugby showdown with the table-topping Crus…
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 0:37
NZR make Brad Shields decision
New Zealand Rugby have made their mind up following Brad Shields' request for release to play for England in June.
Online Editors
10 May 2018, 0:01
Rebels, Brumbies boosted by U20s stars
Two of Australia's brightest young stars will be on display this weekend, with Rob Valetini and Semisi Tupou earning starting nods…
Online Editors
09 May 2018, 23:46
Best ever Irish team to tour Australia - Michael Cheika
It was great to have Australian 15s head coach Michael Cheika at this year’s Singapore 7s. We spoke just before the Aussie semi-…
Neil Best
09 May 2018, 21:51
All Blacks rested for Lions clash
The Highlanders have returned from South Africa, but on Saturday they will face a third consecutive South African opponent in the…
Online Editors
09 May 2018, 21:05
The Short Ball - s03e16 - Who will have more impact, TJ or SBW?
Sumo & Mils discuss the Highlanders' poor performance last weekend, Scotty comes to terms with being another year older, the boys …
09 May 2018, 20:54
Would Kiwi players help Aussie teams?
The problem is and has always been rugby is about national interests, not about creating an even professional competition. Super R…
Ben Smith
09 May 2018, 19:34
Castle: Folau saga 'most difficult thing I've ever had to deal with'
Australian rugby boss Raelene Castle has admitted her struggles in dealing with star Wallabies fullback Israel Folau's homophobic …
Online Editors
09 May 2018, 18:50
Electric former All Black joins Hurricanes coaching staff
The Hurricanes have finalised their coaching group for 2019, with an exciting new addition set to join the side.
Online Editors
09 May 2018, 16:26
Provincial switch deal could see Joey Carbery go to new province, but not Ulster
A radical provincial switch deal that is being looked at by the IRFU could see Leinster's Joey Carbery go to alternate Irish provi…
Ian Cameron
09 May 2018, 11:18
Stephen Myler's new club confirmed but it's not in the Premiership
Former Northampton Saints flyhalf Stephen Myler has a new club but's not in the Premiership.
Online Editors
09 May 2018, 10:21
Dragons land 'aggressive' 117kg Samoan two years after Jackman flew to Auckland to convince him
Samoan international lock Brandon Nansen has signed for Dragons on a two-year contract.
Online Editors
09 May 2018, 9:48
Wasps dumping four England internationals sends warning to RFU
Yesterday Wasps announced the departure of four more players.
Ian Cameron
09 May 2018, 8:06
Springboks hooker Marx to miss Tests
Springboks hooker Malcolm Marx has been ruled out for six weeks due to a hamstring tear, which does not require surgery.
Peter Thompson
09 May 2018, 8:03
Andy Farrell is staying in Ireland
Former England defence coach Andy Farrell won't be leaving Ireland anytime soon, at least not until the end of the Rugby World Cup…
Online Editors
09 May 2018, 6:38
Five key players commit their future to New Zealand
Crusaders duo Ryan Crotty and Scott Barrett are the latest players to have extended their contracts with New Zealand Rugby.
Peter Thompson
09 May 2018, 5:00
Crusaders game plan revealed - Secrets of the 2-4-2
The Crusaders pioneered the 2-4-2 system as a pattern of play and continue to deploy it, despite most teams in New Zealand using v…
Ben Smith
09 May 2018, 2:51
Cipriani is waiting on Jones before making next move - Andy Goode
It’s not time to throw the baby out with the bathwater but England’s wretched Six Nations campaign showed change is overdue an…
Andy Goode
08 May 2018, 22:35
The Hard Numbers - Super Rugby Week 13
Week 13 is upon us and one daring punter has placed a $100,000 bet on the Hurricanes to beat the Blues for a sixth consecutive tim…
Sam Smith
08 May 2018, 20:07
All Blacks prop re-signs with NZR and Blues
The 26-year-old is happy to be a part of the Blues franchise, and has his sights set on helping the side win a Super Rugby title.
Online Editors
08 May 2018, 17:52
Brumbies would 'welcome' Quade Cooper
The Brumbies and the Melbourne Rebels have expressed interest in discarded Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper, reaching out to him to gaug…
Online Editors
08 May 2018, 17:06
22 stats you should know ahead of the Champions Cup Final
Even for the neutrals, this promises to be quite the spectacle, so here's everything you need to know ahead of one of the biggest …
Online Editors
08 May 2018, 8:16
Townsend names youthful Scottish squad
Stuart McInally will step up to lead Scotland on their end-of-season tour, with John Barclay given a rest.
Peter Thompson
08 May 2018, 7:53
Wales name squad for three-test summer tour
Wales have named a 31-man squad for their forthcoming three-test summer tour. Cory Hill and Ellis Jenkins have been named co-ca…
Online Editors
08 May 2018, 7:18
Eddie Jones drops some big clues as to who his new attack coach is
England head coach Eddie Jones is set to appoint an attack coach with whom he has worked previously.
Peter Thompson
08 May 2018, 6:14
Try-scoring record set by Gloucester Rugby debutant
Gloucester Rugby’s Tom Seabrook broke the Aviva Premiership Rugby record for the fastest try on debut on Saturday in the Cherry …
Online Editors
08 May 2018, 5:59
Folau doubles down by sharing anti-gay Youtube video
The video, which expresses hardline religious views across a range of topics, was shared on Folau's personal Twitter account with …
Online Editors
08 May 2018, 0:32
The patriot volunteer makes the most reliable soldier on earth. The conscript less so
From the point of view of the Club’s CEO and operations director, this situation provides them a genuine opportunity to reconnec…
Neil Best
07 May 2018, 23:59
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round 12
The weekend’s most recent edition of Super Rugby opened and ended with upsets, as both the Jaguares and Sharks posted unexpected…
Alex McLeod
07 May 2018, 22:07
Folau in talks with Queensland Reds
The Waratahs outside back is off-contract at the end of the year with Rugby Australia and has indicated he has had lucrative overs…
Online Editors
07 May 2018, 19:23
Ben Lam is good enough to make the All Blacks - Scotty Stevenson
Hurricanes winger Ben Lam has been a revelation this season, but looks unlikely to be in the All Black’s thinking for June. Scot…
Scotty Stevenson
07 May 2018, 17:41
Meet the 'super-sized' 1000kg plus pack Racing could unleash against Leinster
When it comes to forward packs, the Top14 increasingly don't do small.
Ian Cameron
07 May 2018, 14:59
Fergus McFadden's season is over
Fergus McFadden's season is over after the Leinster back damaged his hamstring against Scarlets last month.
Alex Fisher
07 May 2018, 14:44
Six stats to worry Cardiff Blues fans ahead of the Challenge Cup Final
Online Editors
07 May 2018, 12:02
Martin Johnson is 'worried' about Eddie Jones' England
Former England captain and coach Martin Johnson believes Eddie Jones is worryingly short of options for the tour to South Africa.
Rob Lancaster
07 May 2018, 10:16
The amount of times George Ford kicked the ball from hand and other outrageous Premiership Opta stats
Ahead of the play-offs, we take a look at the some of the star Premiership performers during the regular season.
Rob Lancaster
07 May 2018, 8:29
Eddie Jones urged to pick backrower to face Springboks, and it's not Brad Shields
Eddie Jones is being urged to take young Wasps flanker Jack Willis on England’s three test tour of South Africa as the head coac…
Chris Jones
07 May 2018, 5:29
SANZAAR: Speculative Super Rugby reports 'simply wrong'
SANZAAR have stated that any speculative reports surrounding changes to Super Rugby are 'simply wrong' and have been taken out of …
Online Editors
06 May 2018, 21:23
Woodward: Shields selection would make 'zero sense'
Former England head coach Sir Clive Woodward has deemed Brad Shields' potential selection for England's tour of South Africa as 'i…
Online Editors
06 May 2018, 20:46
Aussie Club Grades - Week 12
Two more Trans-Tasman matches, two more losses for the Australian teams. Will this hoodoo ever be broken?
Robert Seltzer
06 May 2018, 19:56
Highlanders lock in All Blacks duo
The Highlanders have announced the re-signing of several players for 2019 including All Blacks Waisake Naholo and Liam Squire.
Online Editors
06 May 2018, 19:09
Kiwis in Europe: Conrad Smith leaves a legend
72 Kiwis took part in the weekend's northern hemisphere action, with one taking the field for the last time.
Campbell Burnes
06 May 2018, 18:12
Aviva Premiership XV of 2017/18
It won’t go down as a blockbuster year in Premiership rugby history, with only Saracens qualifying for the knockout rounds of th…
Alex Shaw
06 May 2018, 14:38
At least one more South African team could be set for Pro14 switch - reports
As many as three South African sides could be on the verge of making the switch to European Rugby - according to a report in the I…
Ian Cameron
06 May 2018, 12:04
Jackson and Olding agreed deals before Sale Sharks denial - reports
It is being reported that both Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding had agreed terms with Sale Sharks before the club dramatically deni…
Ian Cameron
06 May 2018, 8:26
19 of next season's 20 Champions Cup teams have been decided
After the completion of all regular season fixtures in the Aviva Premiership, Guinness PRO14 and the TOP 14, the following clubs h…
Online Editors
06 May 2018, 6:29
Blues' first five stocks take hit
The Blues' first five stocks are set to take another hit as the New Zealand Herald report that Bryn Gatland is set for a move so…
Online Editors
06 May 2018, 0:28
Super Rugby's most potent attacking weapon
While debate over who should don the Springboks No. 10 jersey heats up as the June test window nears, one player has separated him…
Sam Warlow
05 May 2018, 23:52
Scarlets and Munster secure Pro14 semi-finals
The Pro14 semi-final line-up is complete, with Scarlets to play Glasgow Warriors, while Munster take on Leinster.
Ben Spratt
05 May 2018, 21:31
Racing seal Top 14 semi-final spot, Lyon and Castres in playoffs
Racing 92, Lyon and Castres got the play-off outcomes they were hoping for in Top 14, while Stade Francais stay up despite sufferi…
Chris Myson
05 May 2018, 21:30
Casualty list grows for Chiefs
When the Chiefs depart for Cape Town on Sunday morning, captain Sam Cane won't be joining them.
Online Editors
05 May 2018, 21:27
Wasps edge out Newcastle as departing Banahan inspires Bath
Newcastle Falcons will settle for fourth place and a clash with Exeter Chiefs in the play-offs after they were beaten at home by W…
Ben Spratt
05 May 2018, 18:55
Stormers fight back to see off Bulls
The Stormers came from behind to edge past the Bulls in the Super Rugby, while the Sharks crushed the Highlanders.
05 May 2018, 18:52
James Haskell rumours explode after star follows Premiership club's Twitter account
The never-ending speculation over James Haskell's next club has ramped up after the star liked another Premiership club's Twitter …
Ian Cameron
05 May 2018, 12:26
'The Departed' - The talented Northampton Saints XV that are set to leave the club
To say there has been a major clearout at Northampton Saints would be an understatement.
Online Editors
05 May 2018, 11:40
Lam hat-trick inspires Hurricanes victory
The Hurricanes enjoyed a 28-19 Super Rugby win against the Lions, with Ben Lam scoring a hat-trick of tries.
Jack Davies
05 May 2018, 8:54
The Pro14 have explained exactly how an 'Extra Time' situation would playout
The Pro14 have outlined exactly how an extra time situation would play should two teams be drawn in the knockout stages of the lea…
Online Editors
05 May 2018, 8:37
Two more departures bring to 17 the number leaving Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints have confirmed that Jamie Elliott and Michael Paterson will both leave the Club at the end of the season.
Online Editors
05 May 2018, 7:39
PED use in lower levels of English rugby is rampant - claims source
First-hand testimony claims the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the lower levels of English rugby is rampant and the chances…
Online Editors
05 May 2018, 6:56
Michalak - There's 'a little less space for the artists such as myself'
French flyhalf Frederic Michalak says he has no regrets ahead of his final home fixture with Lyon as he prepares for retirement at…
Online Editors
05 May 2018, 2:22
The Jaguares' fairytale run is the story of the season
Four consecutive road wins have sent the Jaguares near the top of the South African conference and reinvigorated Super Rugby with …
Sam Warlow
05 May 2018, 1:54
Would a Super Rugby draft work?
After the passing of the 2018 NFL Draft, Alex McLeod explores how the concept would affect Super Rugby.
Alex McLeod
05 May 2018, 0:48
Western Force return a success
Force owner Andrew Forrest has delivered on his promise to make rugby more exciting after the inaugural World Series Rugby season …
Online Editors
04 May 2018, 21:01
Zinzan Brooke has tipped who he wants to succeed Kingston at Harlequins
All Black great Zinzan Brooke, a former player-coach at Harlequins, has watched with increasing frustration the demise of one of t…
Chris Jones
04 May 2018, 13:51
Faletau makes decision on long-term future
Todd Blackadder hailed Taulupe Faletau as "one of the most admired players in world rugby" after he put pen to paper on a new dea…
Peter Thompson
04 May 2018, 13:04
Jaguares stun Chiefs to make it four in a row
A penalty try and a Ramiro Moyano score proved to be the difference as the Jaguares upset the Chiefs in Rotorua on Friday.
Peter Thompson
04 May 2018, 8:59
England's 2008 U20 finalists - Where are they now?
Ten years on from the inaugural Junior World Championship and the advent of the U20 classification in rugby, many of England’s c…
Alex Shaw
04 May 2018, 5:51
Diack the latest in Ulster exodus
In October 2017, he became the first person born outside of Ulster to make 200 appearances for the Province. Currently, Ulsters…
Online Editors
04 May 2018, 5:49
Neil Best previews the Guinness Pro14 playoffs
There has been plenty of debate around the Pro14 Conference and playoff format, but this weekend has served up two cracking matche…
Neil Best
04 May 2018, 4:11
The Dan Carter Interview - Part III: The NFL, Aging Athletes and Life after Rugby
In part three of the Dan Carter interview, he recalls his workout with the New England Patriots and talks about the difficulties i…
03 May 2018, 23:57
Stormers pair notch milestones
Two key members of the Stormers will reach significant milestones when they host the Bulls at Newlands on Saturday.
Online Editors
03 May 2018, 21:52
The Short Ball - Season 3 / Episode 15 - The cow that peed on a bar
Scotty and Mils are reunited to talk the week in Super Rugby. Joined by The Short Ball Producer Alice, listen in as they chat abou…
03 May 2018, 19:54
Strike power returns for Highlanders
The Highlanders will look to conclude their two-match South African tour with a win against the Sharks after their dramatic victor…
Online Editors
03 May 2018, 19:35
Johnny Sexton eyes 2021 Lions tour
Sexton is looking to round off his two successful outings in a Lions shirt with a series victory in South Africa in 2021, by which…
Online Editors
03 May 2018, 19:07
Late Tackle: Recruiting the Wright way
Gareth Wright, Western Province's kicking coach and recruiter, joins the Late Tackle team on the couch to speak about what goes in…
03 May 2018, 18:29
Brisbane Tens axed for 2019 - reports
The future of the Brisbane Global Tens hangs in the balance following reports that the event won’t be staged next year.
Online Editors
03 May 2018, 18:23
Ireland prop Furlong battling 'potato addiction'
Irish tighthead Tadhg Furlong is said to be battling a potato addiction - according to his team's nutritionist at least.
Online Editors
03 May 2018, 15:41
Two Premiership veterans could be about to switch to Major League Rugby
Two veteran Premiership players are eyeing up a switch to Major League Rugby (MLR)in America, RugbyPass understands.
Ian Cameron
03 May 2018, 13:58
Andrew Trimble bids farewell to fans in emotional 'open letter'
Ulster's record appearance holder, Andrew Trimble, is calling time on his professional career.
Online Editors
03 May 2018, 10:43
Saracens running on empty? Don't bet on it warns Wigglesworth
England scrumhalf Richard Wigglesworth has warned their title-chasing rivals that Saracens are peaking at the right time to claim …
Chris Jones
03 May 2018, 10:04
Tim Visser will not play for Scotland again
Wing Tim Visser has called time on his Scotland career, announcing his retirement from international rugby this morning.
Online Editors
03 May 2018, 6:54
'As a rugby player it doesn't change me who I am as a person' - Folau
Israel Folau says he will not change his stance on homosexuality ahead of his Super Rugby comeback against the Blues this weekend.
Peter Thompson
03 May 2018, 6:00
Ben Foden is leaving Northampton Saints
Ben Foden is excited for his next chapter as he prepares to turn out for Northampton Saints for one final time.
03 May 2018, 5:50
Aso misses cut after two-try effort
Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd admitted there were some tough decisions made before he finalised his side to face the Lions.
Online Editors
03 May 2018, 0:25
Folau to make first appearance since controversial comments
Waratahs star fullback Israel Folau is set to play his first Super Rugby game since round seven, where he came off the field with …
Online Editors
03 May 2018, 0:08
Samoa 'punished over other people's mistakes' in World Cup setback
Samoa's road to the 2019 Rugby World Cup could get a lot tougher with access to their best players for their remaining qualifying …
Online Editors
02 May 2018, 23:35
Rushed headcoach appointment smacks of a classic Ulster misdirection - Neil Best
I feel a little bit sorry for Scotland assistant coach Dan McFarland. He’s just bagged himself a great opportunity to move up ca…
Neil Best
02 May 2018, 22:23
Second-generation talent earns starting nod
A second-generation talent is set to take the field for the first time this season.
Online Editors
02 May 2018, 19:47
Reports reveal plans for major Super Rugby shake-up
Potential plans for further Super Rugby expansion have been revealed, including the possibility of adding a fourth conference.
Online Editors
02 May 2018, 19:22
Saracens hopeful after Vunipola hamstring scare
Billy Vunipola experienced hamstring tightness in training on Wednesday, but Saracens expect him to be fit for the Premiership sem…
Iain Strachan
02 May 2018, 18:38
Italian rugby player Rebeca Braglia dies after head injury
Italian club Amatori Parma have announced the death of one of their players, Rebeca Braglia, on social media.
Online Editors
02 May 2018, 18:28
Charles Piutau set for international return
Former All Black Charles Piutau is to set to appear for the Barbarians when they take on England on May 27th. 
Online Editors
02 May 2018, 17:45
It's off - Sale Sharks issue statement over Jackson/Olding rumours
Sale Sharks have distanced themselves from speculation that they are to sign former Ulster Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart …
Online Editors
02 May 2018, 13:08
Exclusive - RFU CEO gives England Rugby's stance on Sale's potential signing of Jackson and Olding
RFU CEO Steve Brown has given England Rugby's position on Sale Shark's potential signing of former Ulster players Paddy Jackson an…
Online Editors
02 May 2018, 10:46
The Rugby Pod - Goodey's Falcons Comeback
The Rugby Pod catches up with Newcastle head coach Dave Walder and Joel 'The Flipper' Hodgson to hear about their success in reach…
Rugby Pod
02 May 2018, 8:21
Special arrangement in place for Cokanasiga's move to Bath - reports
London Irish are trying to stem the flow of talent leaving the club following their relegation from the Premiership.
Online Editors
02 May 2018, 6:13
'World's oldest rugby player' comes out of retirement
A Scottish man is believed to be the 'World's oldest rugby player' after lacing up his boots for the first time in 10 years.
Gabrielle McMillen
02 May 2018, 4:52
Calling time on backchat - Letter to the Editor
Football has many virtues. It also has some habits that rugby fans find confusing and distasteful. Perhaps we shouldn’t be so ri…
02 May 2018, 0:16
Rugby Union facing an extinction crisis in Sydney
As of 30th April, the Penrith Emu’s have been thrown out of Sydney’s Premier Competition, the Shute Shield. This came off the …
Robert Seltzer
01 May 2018, 20:59
Lima Sopoaga trolls NBA star sparking code war between fans
All Blacks and Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has sparked a 'fan war' between rugby and NBA fans after throwing tongue…
Online Editors
01 May 2018, 19:55
Premiership club set for controversial Jackson and Olding double deal - reports
It appears that Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding will be playing in the Premiership next season following their sacking by Ulster R…
Online Editors
01 May 2018, 17:52
Rebels believe they can topple Crusaders
Wallaby halfback Will Genia believes the Rebels are ready to take on the defending champion Crusaders, and if they can get the lit…
Online Editors
01 May 2018, 17:40
Soaring Falcons tie down Richards after impressive season
Newcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards has been rewarded for an outstanding Premiership season with a contract extension.
Peter Thompson
01 May 2018, 17:07
Former Worcester lock Scotland-Williamson a step closer to playing NFL
Former Worcester Warriors lock Christian Scotland-Williamson took a big step towards realising his NFL ambition.
Alex Shaw
01 May 2018, 15:50
World Rugby gives green light to radical rule shake-up
World Rugby is allowing a major new shake-up of rules for matches involving Western Force.
Online Editors
01 May 2018, 10:52
Wales scrum-half Davies apology over brutal Dragons verbal smackdown
Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies has been forced into an apology after ripping apart the Dragons in the aftermath of the Scarlets 3…
Online Editors
01 May 2018, 9:43
Fed up Connacht lose patience with ex-Chiefs and Highlanders assistant Keane - reports
Connacht have lost patience with Kieran Keane and the New Zealander's short stint at the Sportsground is nearing an end.
Nathaniel Cope
01 May 2018, 7:52
Premiership rival snaps up London Irish's Under-20 World Cup winner Woolstencroft
A Premiership club has swooped to sign London Irish's Under-20 World Cup winner Tom Woolstencroft, as the club's playing talent ge…
Online Editors
01 May 2018, 7:13
Brumbies react after Peni pays price over ugly Dagg tackle
Chance Peni has been punished over his reckless tackle on Israel Dagg in Super Rugby on Saturday.
Ben Spratt
01 May 2018, 5:06
Wallabies scrum-half Phipps' grovelling apology over stag that got out of hand
Nick Phipps fronted the media on Tuesday after news broke of an incident at the Woollahra Hotel, where the 29-year-old was kicked …
Sacha Pisani
01 May 2018, 4:27
Watch: Jaybor Staunton visits Sunnybank Dragons
Queensland correspondent continues his circuit of Queensland clubs, heading to Sunnybank to see how the Dragons are shaping up for…
Jaybor Staunton
01 May 2018, 1:20
The Dan Carter Interview - Part II: The Japan deal, Retirement and the All Blacks
In part two of the Dan Carter interview, he reveals why he took the Japan deal and what motivates him to keep playing late into hi…
01 May 2018, 1:09
Quade Cooper satisfied with club rugby says Kerevi
Reds and Wallaby centre Samu Kerevi says ex-team mate Quade Cooper is "happy as" playing rugby at club level in Brisbane, as the…
Online Editors
30 Apr 2018, 19:54
Chance Peni suspended for dangerous high tackle on Israel Dagg
Chance Peni has been suspended for a dangerous high tackle on Israel Dagg who will also spend an extended period on the sidelines …
Sam Smith
30 Apr 2018, 19:37
Pissed Wallabies halfback under investigation
Phipps was celebrating his stag party on Saturday April 21 following the Waratahs humiliating 29-0 loss against the Lions and was …
Online Editors
30 Apr 2018, 16:42
Unpacking a potential 36-man England squad to tour South Africa
Not only does Eddie Jones have his work cut out ending England’s recent losing streak and delivering a series win in South Afric…
Alex Shaw
30 Apr 2018, 14:28
'Stick him in Leicester’s team now, I guarantee they’d be in the top four' - Andy Goode
Don’t patronise Newcastle by talking about the plucky Falcons making the play-offs. They’ve got both grit and stardust, have b…
Andy Goode
30 Apr 2018, 10:48
London Irish statement: Fans 'deserve better'
Relegated London Irish have said that their fans "deserve better" as the team face into another fresh year of Championship rugby.
Online Editors
30 Apr 2018, 10:37
Ulster announce McFarland as new head coach
Ulster have finally announced a full-time successor Les Kiss, who was sacked last January.
Online Editors
30 Apr 2018, 10:37
Gatland: Squad capable of 'special things'
The 2019 Rugby World Cup may still be a way off, but it is very much in the sights of Wales coach Warren Gatland.
Russell Greaves
30 Apr 2018, 10:06
Could Cipriani really be signing for Bath? - reports
Wasps flyhalf Danny Cipriani could be staying in the Premiership after all - according to reports emerging this afternoon.
Online Editors
30 Apr 2018, 10:00
EXCLUSIVE - Carbery and Schmidt met over the weekend in Dublin
It appears that Joey Carbery's move to Ulster took a step closer after a meeting with Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt.
Nathaniel Cope
30 Apr 2018, 8:42
Kriel confirms Lions exit and switch to Premiership
Jaco Kriel's long rumoured move to the Premiership has been finally confirmed by the Lions.
Online Editors
30 Apr 2018, 4:53
Racing's Machenaud out of European Champions Cup final
Maxime Machenaud will miss the European Champions Cup final after suffering a knee ligament injury during Racing 92's Top 14 win o…
Alex Fisher
30 Apr 2018, 4:44
Super Rugby Team of the Week – Round 11
Another round of Super Rugby has drawn to a close and Alex McLeod is back with his Team of the Week.
Alex McLeod
30 Apr 2018, 1:30
The best way to predict the future is to create it - Neil Best
If Day 2 of the Singapore Sevens proved one thing -it’s that predictability doesn’t dampen excitement -the Singapore National …
Neil Best
30 Apr 2018, 0:08
Dan Carter shares some of Ronan O'Gara's lighter moments
Former All Black Dan Carter has shed light on his relationship with long-time rival, colleague and friend Ronan O’Gara.
29 Apr 2018, 23:25
Crusaders' All Black pair cleared to play
Richie Mo'unga and Jack Goodhue have been ruled "medically clear and available" for selection.
Online Editors
29 Apr 2018, 21:52
New nose for English legend
Former England rugby captain Mike Tindall has finally caved after years of having one of rugby's most crooked noses.
Online Editors
29 Apr 2018, 20:54
Kiwis in Europe: Maitland and Waldrom set for showdown
91 Kiwis took part in the weekend's northern hemisphere action and form would suggest there may only be two Kiwis involved in next…
Campbell Burnes
29 Apr 2018, 18:50
Fiji take Sevens Series lead after last-gasp victory in Singapore
Last minute heroics secured Fijian victory at the Singapore leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, and catapulted them to first in t…
Online Editors
29 Apr 2018, 18:13
Ulster sign unnamed 'primary' target for headcoach job and it's one of two men
Ulster rugby revealed this weekend that they have signed a new headcoach for next season, but are currently refusing to say who it…
Online Editors
29 Apr 2018, 16:15
Racing hold edge in battle for second after Bordeaux battering
Racing 92's bonus-point win over Bordeaux-Begles gives them the slenderest of advantages over Toulouse with one match to play.
Peter Thompson
29 Apr 2018, 15:13
Wasps secure play-off place, Sarries seal home semi-final
Wasps will face either Exeter Chiefs or Saracens in a Premiership semi-final after overcoming Northampton Saints to leapfrog Newca…
Peter Thompson
29 Apr 2018, 14:31
Harlequins could be facing £2.5 million bill - reports
Harlequins are facing a massive bill should they decide to offload a number of coaches after a troubled Aviva Premiership season.
Online Editors
29 Apr 2018, 9:04
What Joey Carbery can learn from Ian Madigan's decision to leave Leinster
Joey Carbery to Ulster - the Irish rugby media can't get enough of it.
Ian Cameron
29 Apr 2018, 7:43
RFU set sights on Kiwi coaches
The Daily Telegraph have reported that the RFU are targeting both Warren Gatland and Joe Schmidt as potential successors to Eddi…
Online Editors
28 Apr 2018, 23:48
Neil Best: Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door
As predicted Australia proved the dark horses on day one of this year’s Singapore Sevens - they’ve demonstrated real ambition.
Neil Best
28 Apr 2018, 22:07
Edinburgh reach Pro14 play-offs at Ulster's expense
Rory Best scored two tries but Ulster's bid to overtake Edinburgh came to an end with a 24-24 draw away to Munster.
Rob Lancaster
28 Apr 2018, 20:51
Montpellier secure top spot as Brive suffer relegation
Toulon moved up to second in the Top 14 table with victory over Castres, but no one can now catch leaders Montpellier.
Rob Lancaster
28 Apr 2018, 20:51
Citing after reckless Dagg high shot
Brumbies wing Chance Peni could face suspension after being cited for a high tackle on Israel Dagg on Saturday night.
Online Editors
28 Apr 2018, 20:49
Rugby convert picked in NFL Draft
The reigning Super Bowl champions have taken a chance on former rugby league behemoth Jordan Mailata.
28 Apr 2018, 18:34
Watch: Behind the back pass sets up All Blacks stunner
A brilliant behind the back ball has set up a stunning try on day one of the Singapore Sevens.
Online Editors
28 Apr 2018, 18:09
Sopoaga late show denies Bulls
The Bulls looked set to record a fourth successive Super Rugby win, only to be denied by the last action of the game at Loftus Ver…
Christopher Devine
28 Apr 2018, 14:13
Worcester rout of Quins sends Exiles down, Exeter seal top spot
London Irish will make an immediate return to the Championship after Worcester Warriors eased to a crushing victory of Harlequins.
Peter Thompson
28 Apr 2018, 14:10
Irish relegation confirms move for starlet who could represent England, Wales or Scotland
With London Irish’s relegation from the Aviva Premiership confirmed today following Worcester Warriors’ bonus point win over H…
Alex Shaw
28 Apr 2018, 12:00
Confirmed - London Irish have been relegated
London Irish have officially been relegated from the Aviva Premiership after Worcester Warriors secured a bonus point against Harl…
Online Editors
28 Apr 2018, 11:12
Jaguares claim historic win, Reds tame Lions and Crusaders go top
Argentine side the Jaguares had never beaten a New Zealand Super Rugby team before overpowering the Blues in the second half at Ed…
Peter Thompson
28 Apr 2018, 9:37
'On field' legend O'Driscoll a 'virtual stranger' to Ulster Rugby - Neil Best
It’s been another tough few days at Ulster Rugby in the build up to another hugely important game at Munster.
Neil Best
28 Apr 2018, 6:36
Emotions run high in Connacht as John Muldoon makes final bow
Connacht will bid farewell to one of their all-time greats when John Muldoon plays his final game on Saturday, after a 17-year ass…
Nathaniel Cope
28 Apr 2018, 5:56
Augustine Pulu is exactly what the Blues need right now
Augustine Pulu’s return to Super Rugby could not come at a better time.
Sam Warlow
27 Apr 2018, 22:14
Falcons snatch win at Tigers after controversial late Hogg try
Leicester Tigers were unable to hold on to a win over Newcastle Falcons with 14 men, leaving their Premiership semi-final hopes in…
Tom Webber
27 Apr 2018, 18:36
1st XV watch: Isaiah Punivai shines in St Kent's quad win
New Zealand schoolboys centre and Crusaders u18 representative Isaiah Punivai helped St Kentigern's College to a convincing win in…
27 Apr 2018, 18:26
Engelbrecht's brace fires Stormers past Rebels
JJ Engelbrecht scored two tries as Stormers proved too strong for Melbourne Rebels and ended a three-game losing streak.
Iain Strachan
27 Apr 2018, 13:14
RFU ramp up war of words over Shields
England Rugby officials have reopened the debate over Brad Shields eligibility as the tug of war over Hurricanes captain continues…
Online Editors
27 Apr 2018, 9:14
Financial turmoil and discontent at Wasps, pull the other one – Andy Goode
If you believe a certain newspaper this week, Wasps are in “financial turmoil” and there could be an “exodus” of their lea…
Andy Goode
27 Apr 2018, 8:30
England target Shields scores as Hurricanes dispatch Sunwolves
Brad Shields, seeking an early release from his contract to enable him to play for England, scored as Hurricanes cruised past Sunw…
Iain Strachan
27 Apr 2018, 8:29
It's confirmed, Billy is back
England head coach Eddie Jones got some welcome news with Billy Vunipola set for a return on Sunday after being named on the bench…
Online Editors
27 Apr 2018, 7:02
Rugby Australia take drastic action to try to keep skipper Hooper - reports
With big-money offers set to flow in from Europe and Japan, Rugby Australia are trying to tie down captain Michael Hooper to a mon…
Online Editors
27 Apr 2018, 5:40
Super Rugby’s biggest problem - Scotty Stevenson
While the Chiefs get a much-needed bye this weekend, the four remaining New Zealand Super Rugby teams are in action against cross-…
Scotty Stevenson
27 Apr 2018, 4:36
The Dan Carter Interview - Part I: Crusaders Legacy, O'Gara and Joining the Blues
In the first edition of the RugbyPass Legends series, we sit down for a three-part sit down interview with the hero of the 2015 Ru…
27 Apr 2018, 0:12
RFU back high ticket prices for All Blacks test
England's Rugby Football Union have defended the steep ticket prices for November's test against the All Blacks.
Online Editors
26 Apr 2018, 22:56
Christchurch hope to fast-track arena plans
The announcement comes after Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson urged the council to make a decision following last weekend's we…
Online Editors
26 Apr 2018, 21:21
New Zealand side named for opening U20 Championship match
Fans can catch a glimpse of some future All Blacks when the New Zealand Under 20 side kick off their Oceania Championship campaign…
Online Editors
26 Apr 2018, 18:50
No Naholo for Highlanders
Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger has rung in some positional changes for the first leg of his side's two-game South African to…
Online Editors
26 Apr 2018, 18:13
RFU CEO gives England Rugby's definitive position on Israel Folau comments
The RFU's Chief Executive Stephen Brown has said that “there is no place for that kind of attitude” regarding Israel Folau's r…
Nick Heath
26 Apr 2018, 14:07
"Lancaster is without doubt the best coach I've had" - Gibson-Park
Leinster scrum half Jamison Gibson-Park has told The Rugby Pod he ranks Stuart Lancaster as the best coach he has ever played unde…
Tim Groves
26 Apr 2018, 10:28
The Rugby Pod - Leinster Special
Big Jim and Goodey wax lyrical about Leinster and we hear from not one but two of the side that beat Scarlets on how good Stuart L…
Rugby Pod
26 Apr 2018, 10:12
Manu Tuilagi will make third comeback of the season for Tigers
Manu Tuilagi returns from injury to claim his place in the Leicester Tigers squad for Friday’s Aviva Premiership meeting with Ne…
Online Editors
26 Apr 2018, 9:50
Premiership be warned...Billy Vunipola is on the verge of Saracens return
Saracens have revealed that England Number 8 Billy Vunipola could be set for return to competition return this weekend.
Online Editors
26 Apr 2018, 8:12
Stockdale takes exception to O'Driscoll branding Ulster a 'basket-case'
Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll last week described Ulster as a basketcase and suggested Leinster player Jordi Murphy might be entit…
Online Editors
26 Apr 2018, 7:34
What's going on with Brad Shields? Don't ask Brad Shields
Brad Shields says all he can do is concentrate on playing to the best of his ability as he waits on a decision from New Zealand Ru…
Peter Thompson
26 Apr 2018, 5:56
Exclusive - Wasps address explosive claims that 3 of their biggest names on verge of walking
Wasps have dismissed claims England stars Joe Launchbury, Elliot Daly and Christian Wade are threatening to quit the Aviva Premier…
Chris Jones
26 Apr 2018, 5:25
Quade-watch II: Cooper continues dazzling form
Discarded Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper continues his club footy roadshow, lighting up the Souths attack which has flourished with an …
26 Apr 2018, 1:39
Razor rings changes for Brumbies clash, Pocock out
Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has made seven changes to his starting lineup for their week 11 clash with the Brumbies in Ca…
Online Editors
26 Apr 2018, 0:18
Why Dave Wessels chose the Rebels over Munster
The Rebels coaching staff of Dave Wessels and Kevin Foote took some time out of their preparations to join The Late Tackle for a c…
25 Apr 2018, 23:39
Blues captain eyes return
The Blues hope to have some key troops returning for Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares at Eden Park on Saturday.
Online Editors
25 Apr 2018, 22:17
The Short Ball - Season 3 / Episode 14 - NZ Women's Super Rugby Overdue
Mils is at home in Invercargill this week so it's a lonesome Scotty who is joined on the phone by recently rugby retireee Dan Bowd…
25 Apr 2018, 20:28
Stormers, Rebels both look to end skid
The Stormers and Rebels, both desperate to break their respective slumps, have brought back some heavy artillery for their round 1…
Online Editors
25 Apr 2018, 20:11
Dan Carter shares cheeky farewell letter
Former All Blacks first five-eighth Dan Carter has shared a cheeky farewell letter he received from a young fan on social media.
Online Editors
25 Apr 2018, 18:50
Former Wallaby star admits to injecting painkillers
Former Wallaby James O'Connor has revealed that he injected painkillers into an injured ankle for two seasons and now needs surger…
Online Editors
25 Apr 2018, 18:09
Bryan Habana has explained why he turned down another season of rugby
Bryan Habana considered moving to another club for a swansong season before he announced his retirement this week.
James Harrington
25 Apr 2018, 14:25
'Excited' George North has finally confirmed his new club
George North will be returning to Welsh Rugby with the Ospreys this summer.
Online Editors
25 Apr 2018, 9:19
Jeff Hasler will not be an Osprey next season and many are wondering why
Formidable Canadian wing Jeff Hassler has revealed that his time at Ospreys is coming to an end after a successful five year stint…
Online Editors
25 Apr 2018, 6:05
Leinster and Racing players shortlisted for European award
Scott Fardy, Tadhg Furlong, Johnny Sexton, Maxime Machenaud and Leone Nakarawa are in the running for the European Player of the Y…
Peter Thompson
25 Apr 2018, 3:31
Where is Australia's next generational talent?
With four professional football codes – Aussie Rules, Rugby League, Football and Rugby Union, Rugby Australia has lost countless…
Ben Smith
25 Apr 2018, 0:03
All Black recovers for long-awaited return for Hurricanes
The Hurricanes have been boosted by the long-awaited return of an All Black.
Online Editors
24 Apr 2018, 23:03
Singapore looks to extend Sevens status beyond 2019
I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Singapore Sevens this week, allowing me to catch up with World Series Director -…
Neil Best
24 Apr 2018, 21:37
Bulls prop Schoeman sentenced for biting
Pierre Schoeman will be unavailable until after the June Test window after being banned for biting during the Bulls' clash with th…
Peter Thompson
24 Apr 2018, 19:17
Strauss open to Springboks return
Adriaan Strauss says he would consider an offer to return to the South Africa national team seriously.
Jack Davies
24 Apr 2018, 13:13
"Unfortunately for some I'll be back" - Hartley attacks 'so called' concussion experts
Dylan Hartley said the fat lady is not yet singing after he was ruled out of England's tour of South Africa due to concussion.
Peter Thompson
24 Apr 2018, 11:57
Springboks legend Habana has announced the end of his career
Bryan Habana said it will be time to say goodbye to his illustrious rugby union career at the end of the season.
Peter Thompson
24 Apr 2018, 11:30
Stuart Olding nearing deal with new club
After having his contract revoked by the IRFU this month, former Ulster centre Stuart Olding has been looking for a new club and s…
Alex Shaw
24 Apr 2018, 11:14
Isa Nacewa calls time on career as Leinster confirm 6 departures from club
Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has confirmed that Leinster Captain and much loved club hero Isa Nacewa is to retire at the e…
Online Editors
24 Apr 2018, 6:17
Blues chief launches a defence of under-fire Umaga
Michael Redman says Tana Umaga has his support and the backing of the board despite a poor start to the Super Rugby season.
Peter Thompson
24 Apr 2018, 6:05
Banned - Bulls prop pays heavily for 'biting' incident
Blue Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman has paid heavily after being cited for a biting incident.
Online Editors
24 Apr 2018, 5:55
These are the 5 players shortlisted for 'European Player of the Year'
Leinster Rugby and Racing 92 have been rewarded for the performances that have seen them book their places in next month’s Champ…
Online Editors
24 Apr 2018, 5:24
Brutal injury could keep Steffon Armitage sidelined for rest of the year
A brutal Achilles injury could rule former England backrow Steffon Armitage out of the game for the rest of the season and potenti…
Online Editors
24 Apr 2018, 5:19
Singapore 7s - All you need to know
The 2018 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens is back and will be taking over the National Stadium on the 28-29 April for the 8th stop in …
23 Apr 2018, 22:22
Lancaster finds perfect fit at Leinster – Andy Goode
Stuart Lancaster has found his perfect fit at Leinster, his coaching methods are bearing fruit and he might just choose to stick a…
Andy Goode
23 Apr 2018, 22:15
Super Rugby Team of the Week – Round 10
Another round of Super Rugby has drawn to a close and Alex McLeod is back with his Team of the Week, which is somewhat Kiwi-Lite w…
Alex McLeod
23 Apr 2018, 20:02
Big guns ruled out for New Zealand under-20s
The New Zealand Under 20s fly to Australia today to prepare for the looming Oceania Rugby Under 20 Championship. It will serve as …
Campbell Burnes
23 Apr 2018, 18:57
"Am I upset? No" - Haskell gives exclusive update on his search for a new club
James Haskell is still searching for a new Aviva Premiership club to keep his England dream alive as he prepares for his final hom…
Chris Jones
23 Apr 2018, 15:33
Quins have identified their top target for DoR role
With Chris Boyd arriving at Northampton Saints and Alan Solomons’ stay as Worcester Warriors’ director of rugby extended, the …
Alex Shaw
23 Apr 2018, 14:54
Northampton address Dylan Hartley's ongoing battle with concussion in statement
Northampton have given an injury update on Dylan Hartley. The hooker has not played since he was concussed against Ireland in the …
Online Editors
23 Apr 2018, 10:14
North on the verge of making club announcement - reports
It appears that Wales winger George North has finally made a decision on his new club for next season - ending months of speculati…
Online Editors
23 Apr 2018, 8:37
Kenyan 7s player among 2 men charged with 'gang rape' of singer
A Kenyan 7s player is among two men who have been formally arrested and charged with the gang rape of an up and coming singer in K…
Ian Cameron
23 Apr 2018, 6:22
Racing 92 will have to find another gear to compete with Leinster - Neil Best
It’s a great shame for Irish rugby that this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup Final won’t be a Leinster v Munster one. …
Neil Best
23 Apr 2018, 3:29
Racing coach Labit ready for 'formidable' Leinster challenge
Racing 92 were superb for much of their semi-final against Munster, but Laurent Labit says they will have to be even better in the…
Peter Thompson
22 Apr 2018, 23:30
Aumua faced with long layoff
Hurricanes hooker Asafo Aumua is faced with a three-month sideline stint after suffering a wrist injury.
Online Editors
22 Apr 2018, 23:21
Bulls prop cited for biting an usual part of the body
Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman has been cited after allegedly biting Rebels backrower Richard Hardwick during his side's 28-10 victory…
Online Editors
22 Apr 2018, 23:02
Kiwi Aroha Nuku cops doping ban
Manawatu representative Aroha Nuku has been banned from all rugby for two years after she admitted a breach of New Zealand Rugby…
Online Editors
22 Apr 2018, 21:51
Dan Bowden calls time
Longtime Kiwi professional rugby player Dan Bowden has announced his retirement from professional rugby.
Online Editors
22 Apr 2018, 20:16
All Blacks call for Tahuriorangi
Chiefs halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi has put himself firmly in the frame for All Blacks selection.
Online Editors
22 Apr 2018, 18:26
Aussie Club Grades Week Ten
Well, it was not a great weekend for the Australian teams this weekend in Super Rugby, both home and abroad.
Robert Seltzer
22 Apr 2018, 17:56
Kiwis in Europe: Dan Carter still chasing silverware
25 Kiwis took part in the northern hemisphere action last weekend.
Campbell Burnes
22 Apr 2018, 17:40
Rapid start sees Racing plough through Munster to the Champions Cup final
There will be no all-Irish European Champions Cup final in Bilbao after Racing 92 dominated the first half in a defeat of Munster.
Peter Thompson
22 Apr 2018, 13:39
Champions Cup XV of the semi-finals
It wasn’t quite the classic weekend of European semi-final rugby that we all hoped for, with two one-sided results, but what it …
Alex Shaw
22 Apr 2018, 12:35
Leinster have been told to send one of two flyhalves to Ulster - reports
It's been reported that Leinster are being pressured by the IRFU into choosing between two flyhalves to send to Ulster.
Online Editors
22 Apr 2018, 8:06
Battle of Bordeaux - 10 statistics ahead of Munster and Racing 92's Champions Cup semi-final
Racing 92 are looking to become the 12th club to inscribe their name on the trophy when they clash with Munster Rugby in the Champ…
Online Editors
22 Apr 2018, 7:06
Jaguares catch out Brumbies in Canberra
Nicolas Sanchez kicked two conversions and a pair of penalties to secure the Jaguares a 25-20 victory over the Brumbies in Super R…
Rob Lancaster
22 Apr 2018, 5:43
Sale Sharks table massive deal for Israel Folau - reports
It is being reported in the UK that Sale Sharks have tabled to a massive deal in a bid to sign controversial Wallabies star Israel…
Ian Cameron
22 Apr 2018, 4:52
Ackermann backs Woodward for England selection
While Brad Shields has grabbed the headlines, Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann believes his side houses another Kiwi that Eddie Jo…
Online Editors
22 Apr 2018, 0:41
Super Rugby Round Table: Mid-Season Awards
A panel of RugbyPass writers have pooled their thoughts and handed out some fictional awards as a way of assessing the 2018 Super …
21 Apr 2018, 21:58
Major League Rugby kicks off in the US
The highly anticipated inaugural season of North America's newest professional rugby league is underway.
Sam Warlow
21 Apr 2018, 20:48
How to fix the Blues - What the other teams are doing the Blues aren't
The Blues have lost their way, lost the interest of Aucklanders and the players and coaching staff look lost for answers. How did …
Ben Smith
21 Apr 2018, 18:39
Ulster stay alive in dramatic fashion as Bellini sparkles for Zebre
Nick Timoney's last-gasp try secured Ulster a crucial bonus-point victory over Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.
Rob Lancaster
21 Apr 2018, 18:07
Bulls keep Rebels waiting for South Africa win, Sharks beat Stormers
The Rebels have still never won in South Africa after losing to the Bulls in Pretoria, while the Sharks were too good for the Stor…
Peter Thompson
21 Apr 2018, 15:39
Imperious Leinster ease into Champions Cup final
Leinster blew the Scarlets away in Dublin, scoring five tries in a brilliant display to set up a showdown with Racing 92 or Munst…
Peter Thompson
21 Apr 2018, 15:35
'We didn't get a sniff' - Beirne pinpoints area of the game Scarlets simply couldn't compete in
Defeated Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac said he knew Leinster were going to be a lot better team than the one they hammered 12 months …
Ian Cameron
21 Apr 2018, 13:32
Ruthless Leinster bully Scarlets into submission
Leinster booked their place in the Champions Cup Final in Bilbao following a dominant semi-final display against the Scarlets in D…
Ian Cameron
21 Apr 2018, 12:21
Cardiff Blues book Challenge Cup final berth
Jarrod Evans kicked 11 points as Cardiff Blues defeated Pau 16-10 to reach the final of the European Challenge Cup.
Rob Lancaster
21 Apr 2018, 10:48
Crusaders survive the storm, Chiefs inflict more misery on Reds
The Sunwolves' winless Super Rugby season continued as the Crusaders moved top of the New Zealand Conference.
Alex Fisher
21 Apr 2018, 9:51
'Devastated' Northampton Saints confirm Rob Horne is being forced to retire
Northampton Saints say they are devastated as they issue news this morning that Rob Horne is being forced to retire.
Online Editors
21 Apr 2018, 5:39
Munster be warned - the frightening stats that make Leone Nakarawa a man apart
Racing 92 second row Leone Nakarawa has been one of the standout players in this season's Champions Cup and the Fijian's statistic…
Nathaniel Cope
21 Apr 2018, 4:09
Gloucester cruise into Challenge Cup final
A third European Challenge Cup crown is a win away for Gloucester after they easily disposed of Newcastle Falcons.
Nicholas McGee
20 Apr 2018, 22:24
Lions blank Waratahs in Sydney
The Lions kicked off their Australasia tour in fine style with a 29-0 win over the Waratahs at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
Online Editors
20 Apr 2018, 22:22
Queensland Super W coach wants New Zealand expansion
Queensland Super W coach Michael Hayes wants the Australian women's rugby competition expanded to a trans-Tasman format as soon as…
Online Editors
20 Apr 2018, 19:37
Cullen gives update on O'Brien as concern mounts over Ireland flanker's shoulder injury
Leo Cullen gave an update on Sean O'Brien's injured shoulder and it doesn't look good for the Ireland and Leinster flanker.
Nathaniel Cope
20 Apr 2018, 12:36
The Rugby Pod - Marleybone Returns
Big Jim's best mate is back! Joe Marler joins us to fill us in on the fallout from John Kingston's departure and where Quins' seas…
Rugby Pod
20 Apr 2018, 11:49
Wasps release statement as Ashley Johnson 'provisionally suspended' pending RFU investigation
Premiership club Wasps have been rocked by the news that Ashley Johnson has failed a drugs test.
Online Editors
20 Apr 2018, 11:38
Frizell inspires Highlanders win over Blues
The Lions claimed their first win in Sydney over the Waratahs after the Highlanders outclassed the Blues in Auckland.
Peter Thompson
20 Apr 2018, 9:46
Cockerill reveals reasons behind Edinburgh contract extension
Richard Cockerill says he is excited by what the future holds for Edinburgh after agreeing a new deal until 2021.
Peter Thompson
20 Apr 2018, 8:12
Big calls as Leinster and Munster name teams for Champions Cup semi-finals
Leinster and Munster have named their teams for their Champions Cup semi-finals.
Nathaniel Cope
20 Apr 2018, 7:37
Springbok Hougaard makes decision on international future
Springboks scrum-half Francois Hougaard has made a decision on his international future according to the Worcester Director of Rug…
Online Editors
20 Apr 2018, 6:29
"Major trauma scars" on brain forces ex-Bristol, Exeter and Dragons centre Hughes into retirement
Dragons centre Adam Hughes has been forced to retire early after a neurologist said "playing rugby wasn't an option" because of a …
Online Editors
20 Apr 2018, 4:56
Quins players too comfortable with each other, says Marler
Joe Marler has suggested some of the Harlequins players should carry the can for their dreadful season and says they have become t…
Rugby Pod
20 Apr 2018, 2:37
Speight to bring up Super century
Brumbies winger Henry Speight will bring up his Super Rugby century in one of four changes to the starting side made by Dan McKell…
Online Editors
19 Apr 2018, 23:30
Watch: Ra's RugbyPass OE - Episode 4 - Pau Players
After eyeing the small town of Pau it's not hard to see why Conrad Smith, Colin Slade, Jamie McIntosh, and Tom Taylor seem to be l…
19 Apr 2018, 21:28
More bad news for unlucky Lions
Lions and Springbok captain Warren Whiteley's injury-enforced absence from the field has been extended.
Online Editors
19 Apr 2018, 20:33
The $4,000,000 man - Why Rieko Ioane will earn more than Kieran Read
How much will it take to keep Rieko Ioane in New Zealand? The 21-year-old is off contract with the NZRU at the end of the year. Hi…
Ben Smith
19 Apr 2018, 20:32
Former Stormer du Preez key for Sharks clash
The Sharks will be using all Robert du Preez's knowledge on the Stormers when they square off in a crucial Super Rugby clash in Du…
Online Editors
19 Apr 2018, 20:19
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 13 - Folau is creating a divide within the sport
This week join Scotty, Mils, and special guest James McOnie as they get real about the impact of Israel Folau's statements, talk a…
19 Apr 2018, 20:07
Tew weighs in on Shields release request
NZ Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew has revealed that Hurricanes captain Brad Shields has asked for a release to play for England.
Online Editors
19 Apr 2018, 19:47
Reports: Former Highlander heading to England
Reports have surfaced out of England stating that former Highlander and current Fiji winger Patrick Osborne will be moving to the …
Online Editors
19 Apr 2018, 17:16
Premiership's heaviest player heading to France
The Premiership's heaviest player - Biyi Alo - is moving to France.
Online Editors
19 Apr 2018, 13:15
Kit cat: Bath player offers signed shirt for missing pet
Kane Palma-Newport's cat Clunk has been missing for a week and he is offering a signed shirt to anyone who helps return his pet.
Tom Webber
19 Apr 2018, 12:55
Bhatti pens one-year Glasgow extension
Scotland prop Jamie Bhatti has earned an extension to his Glasgow Warriors contract and is now tied to the club until May 2019.
Tom Webber
19 Apr 2018, 12:53
Jonathan Joseph's season is over
Jonathan Joseph's season is over and with it any chance of touring South Africa with England this summer.
Online Editors
19 Apr 2018, 11:39
Banned Spanish players 'cannot leave their homes' - reports
Five Spanish rugby players are said to be housebound as they struggle to come to terms with the bans handed down to them by Rugby …
Online Editors
19 Apr 2018, 11:19
Ulster's Paul Marshall calls time on his career
Paul Marshall has announced that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season.
Online Editors
19 Apr 2018, 10:32
Scarlets prop Evans on Pivac to Wales rumours, facing Tadhg Furlong and playing through a broken finger
The Scarlets are on the verge of a Champions Cup final and their success is turning heads at the WRU, with a replacement for Warre…
Nathaniel Cope
19 Apr 2018, 6:11
Row erupts between Eddie Jones and New Zealand Rugby over Brad Shields
A row has erupted between England and New Zealand over Eddie Jones’s request to include Hurricanes forward Brad Shields in the E…
Chris Jones
19 Apr 2018, 5:37
Departing Tigers prop Mulipola's new Premiership club confirmed
Newcastle Falcons have pulled off a coup with the signing of Logovi’i Mulipola from Leicester Tigers.
Online Editors
19 Apr 2018, 5:32
Bear-Faced Cheek From Bristol - Andy Goode
Barely promoted and already changing the identity of the club, the Bristol Bears backlash has begun and I can see why many are fin…
Andy Goode
19 Apr 2018, 4:21
Parody: Folau and Pocock square off in tense confrontation
Israel Folau and David Pocock have squared off in a tense exchange in a Hooters car park on the outskirts of Sydney.
19 Apr 2018, 1:25
Springbok flanker calls time
After more than a decade of loyal service, the Sharks are set to lose one of their most senior players.
Online Editors
18 Apr 2018, 23:15
Australian legend returns to Super Rugby
The Queensland Reds have named their team to take on the Chiefs at Suncorp Stadium this weekend.
Online Editors
18 Apr 2018, 22:22
Kiwi cleared for Eddie's England
Hurricanes loose forward Brad Shields could find himself wearing a red rose across his chest as early as June.
Online Editors
18 Apr 2018, 21:46
All Black pair all but ruled out of French series
Kieran Read and Dane Coles likely won't feature when the All Blacks take on the French in their first test series of the year in J…
Online Editors
18 Apr 2018, 20:25
Fly like an Eagle: World Cup brings USA Sevens full circle
When the USA Eagles march on to the field at San Francisco’s AT&T Park in July, they will be representing more than the stars an…
Sam Warlow
18 Apr 2018, 19:55
Rugby Australia risk 'killing the sport' with next rights deal
The next rights deal for Australian rugby is shaping up as make-or-break for the code as one prominent broadcast consultant has wa…
Online Editors
18 Apr 2018, 17:40
Why All Blacks' taking the moral high ground over Folau could backfire
All Blacks TJ Perenara has spoken - many would say admirably - about why he perceives Israel Folau's comment around homosexuality …
Ian Cameron
18 Apr 2018, 15:57
Lock Andrew Browne to leave Connacht after 11 years
Connacht Rugby have confirmed that Andrew Browne will finish with the province at the end of the current season.
Online Editors
18 Apr 2018, 10:21
20-year-old becomes first positive drug test in English professional rugby since 2011
A 20-year-old South African has become the first professional player to fail a drugs test in English professional rugby in seven y…
Online Editors
18 Apr 2018, 9:32
TJ Perenara has become the latest player to attack Israel Folau's comments on homosexuality
Israel Folau's comments about homosexuality have drawn scorn from TJ Perenara and Brad Weber.
Peter Hanson
18 Apr 2018, 8:50
Unpacking the one stat that every Rugby Union team should covet above all else - the gainline
We all love rugby because of its unpredictability. It’s tense, dramatic, entertaining and we wouldn’t change it.
Ross Hamilton
18 Apr 2018, 8:47
Why certain 'Bristol Bears' fans need to get a grip and get behind their club
If you had cared to look on social media over the last couple of days, you would have thought for all money that Bristol Rugby clu…
Alex Shaw
18 Apr 2018, 5:49
10 stats to arm yourself with ahead of Leinster Scarlets this weekend
Leinster play Scarlets in the semi-final of the European Champions Cup this weekend in Dublin in a fascinating repeat of last year…
Online Editors
18 Apr 2018, 5:24
Just a year out of school, Marcus Smith scoops 3 awards to round off remarkable debut season
Marcus Smith has capped a remarkable first season with Harlequins by scooping three awards including the Player’s Player of the …
Chris Jones
18 Apr 2018, 4:27
Rugby Sabbaticals: What are they good for?
The importance of the sabbatical to a player's overall health and well-being is more evident than ever, but it does pose the quest…
Nikora Price
18 Apr 2018, 3:31
Highlanders bench Aaron Smith for Blues clash
The impact of mid-season All Blacks camps is being felt by the Highlanders, who had seven players attend a camp in Christchurch on…
Online Editors
18 Apr 2018, 3:28
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round 9
Another round of Super Rugby has drawn to a close, which means it’s now time for Alex McLeod to run through his Super Rugby Team…
Alex McLeod
18 Apr 2018, 2:56
Analysis: How the Reds need to use the Tongan Thor
When the 18-year-old Sacred Heart College prop went viral in 2014, it was the shear fascination of a 130kg front rower tearing a t…
Ben Smith
18 Apr 2018, 2:37
Bowfinger - Ireland and Ulster great to make his final Ravenhill appearance
There is very little that can bridge the canyons that have been blown open by Ulster Rugby with its fans -and now seemingly with a…
Neil Best
18 Apr 2018, 2:34
Desperate Blues rejig lineup again
The injury-stricken Blues have again made changes in search of the winning formula following the loss of fullback Michael Collins …
Online Editors
17 Apr 2018, 22:44
Candid Clerc says it's "scary" as former France wing closes in on retirement
Vincent Clerc, winner of 67 international caps for France, has announced he will retire at the end of the season.
Harry West
17 Apr 2018, 13:23
Rugby Europe issues hefty bans to Spanish players over controversial Belgium match
Rugby Europe has handed out bans of 121 weeks to five Spanish players who were involved in a bust-up with a Romanian referee over…
Nathaniel Cope
17 Apr 2018, 12:47
British & Irish Lions and Ireland great O'Callaghan reveals retirement plans
British & Irish Lions and Ireland legend Donncha O’Callaghan has confirmed his retirement plans after 20 years at the top level.
Online Editors
17 Apr 2018, 12:09
O'Driscoll says Ireland had 'no option' than to sack Jackson and Olding
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll believes the IRFU had "no option" in their decision to sack Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.
Harry West
17 Apr 2018, 12:01
Ulster players give their reaction to Jackson and Olding sackings
Ulster players spoke for the first time since the decision to terminate the deals of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.
Harry West
17 Apr 2018, 11:36
Chiefs scrum half puts boot into Folau over comments
Chiefs scrum half Brad Weber has lashed out at Israel Folau over his controversial social media posts, saying playing against the …
Nathaniel Cope
17 Apr 2018, 8:51
Eddie Jones abusers to appear in court
Four men have been summoned to appear in court on May 16th over the verbal abuse suffered by England head coach Eddie Jones as he …
Online Editors
17 Apr 2018, 7:09
Jackson's options narrowing as French club rule themselves out
Paddy Jackson's hopes of playing his rugby in France took a blow after one of the reported leading contenders to sign him ruled th…
Online Editors
17 Apr 2018, 6:36
Simmonds the record breaker - the Exeter backrow's remarkable career stats
Sam Simmonds has ripped up the record books - his hat-trick against London Irish made him Premiership Rugby’s most prolific try-…
Online Editors
17 Apr 2018, 5:20
‘Between a Stone Tablet and a hard place’ - Scotty Stevenson
If Israel Folau really wants to stay in Australian Rugby Union, he’s got a funny way of showing it. Oh, and Rugby Australia is b…
Scotty Stevenson
16 Apr 2018, 23:53
Aidan Ross suffers horrific season ending ankle injury
The Chiefs are not having much luck with injuries this year and that run has continued in almost comical fashion with yet another …
Sam Smith
16 Apr 2018, 22:06
Brumbies coach worried about how far teams will go to stop Pocock after 'nasty' incident
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar is worried about how far teams will go to stop the effectiveness of star flanker David Pocock at …
Online Editors
16 Apr 2018, 20:49
It's time for the Waratahs to move on
Sometimes wins gloss over obvious failings, and this applies to the Waratahs who have won five from seven. They are about to make …
Ben Smith
16 Apr 2018, 18:34
Ulster Rugby CEO says Jackson and Olding will never play for club or country again
The chief executive of Ulster Rugby, Shane Logan, says he does not envisage Paddy Jackson or Stuart Olding playing for Ulster agai…
Ian Cameron
16 Apr 2018, 16:01
Harlequins confirm 25 of their 2018/19 squad and 12 who are leaving
After a number of tumultuous weeks at the Premiership club, Harlequins have released a list of 25 players that are committed to th…
Online Editors
16 Apr 2018, 11:51
Bear with them...Premiership bound Bristol have 'renamed' the club
Bristol Rugby will become the Bristol Bears from June 1st 2018, heralding a "brave new era" at Ashton Gate, it has been announced.
Online Editors
16 Apr 2018, 10:05
'I would walk away' - Folau details CEO meeting as offers come in from UK, France and Japan
Israel Folau has detailed his meeting with Rugby Australia CEO Ralene Castle last in a column for an Australian website.
Online Editors
16 Apr 2018, 8:56
Player body calls on World Rugby to 'take more control' in wake of European debacle
International Rugby Players has called on World Rugby to take more control over global tournaments, after the fallout from the rec…
Online Editors
16 Apr 2018, 7:34
Controversial wing Arscott 'desperate' to prove himself in Premiership after French exile
Newcastle Falcons have announced the signing of controversial former Premiership player Tom Arscott from next season.
Online Editors
16 Apr 2018, 7:15
Exeter respond to rumoured Olding signing
Following a story that broke in the Irish media on Sunday that Stuart Olding was on the brink of joining Exeter Chiefs, the reigni…
Alex Shaw
16 Apr 2018, 4:53
Watch: Dick Hardwick knocked out in head on head collision
Apparently competition for match day squad positions at the Melbourne Rebels has been so intense this season they've been 'wasting…
Sam Smith
15 Apr 2018, 23:46
Singapore 7s returns bigger and better - Neil Best
Latecomers to industrial development have had to catch up by finding ways of closing the gap.
Neil Best
15 Apr 2018, 22:06
Kiwis in Europe: No silverware for Clermont Kiwis
92 Kiwis took part in the weekend's northern hemisphere action.
Campbell Burnes
15 Apr 2018, 18:21
Aussie Club Grades - Week Nine
For the first time in a few weeks all four Australian Super Rugby teams were in action.
Robert Seltzer
15 Apr 2018, 18:02
New RWC broadcast deal announced for New Zealand
TVNZ and Spark have secured the broadcasting rights in New Zealand for some of rugby's biggest upcoming events, including the 2019…
Online Editors
15 Apr 2018, 17:34
Toulouse make most of Racing's Champions Cup focus
A much-changed Racing 92 scored three late tries to stop Toulouse claiming a bonus-point victory in Top 14.
Tom Webber
15 Apr 2018, 15:22
Saracens clinch semi-final spot with Bath thrashing
Bath's hopes of finishing in the top six are all but over after losing to Saracens, who guaranteed a place in the semi-finals.
Tom Webber
15 Apr 2018, 14:12
There's a reason Mako Vunipola is flogged - his remarkable carrying statistics
Ian Cameron
15 Apr 2018, 8:22
'On the brink' - possible Stuart Olding Premiership switch imminent - reports
Former Ulster Rugby player Stuart Olding is continuing to be heavily linked with a move to the Premiership, with one newspaper cla…
Ian Cameron
15 Apr 2018, 7:55
Exeter's not so secret weapon in bid for domination moves into next phase
After winning their first ever Aviva Premiership title last season, Exeter Chiefs have taken a key, under the radar step towards c…
Alex Shaw
15 Apr 2018, 5:21
I know how men in exile feed on dreams - Neil Best
After Ulster’s stay of execution win over Ospreys, the Ravenhill mood should have been jubilant at the whistle, but it wasn’t.…
Neil Best
15 Apr 2018, 3:10
Scotty Stevenson on the simple joys of rugby
As the Hurricanes held off the Chiefs on Friday night, RugbyPass writer Scotty Stevenson had a chance to reflect on the simple joy…
Scotty Stevenson
15 Apr 2018, 2:47
New Zealand sweep Commonwealth sevens gold
Both New Zealand sevens sides competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games have claimed gold medals in their respective tournaments.
Sam Warlow
15 Apr 2018, 2:42
Why no Australian side can beat a Kiwi team
It’s now been 687 days since an Australian side beat a Kiwi side in Super Rugby. After two contests in 2018, it doesn’t look p…
Ben Smith
14 Apr 2018, 23:44
James Lowe opens up about his All Black dream
Kiwi Leinster wing James Lowe has opened up about his dream of being an All Black, and how he has adjusted to life in Ireland.
Online Editors
14 Apr 2018, 23:03
Ashton breaks record in Toulon's win over Montpellier
Former England wing Chris Ashton scored a record 22nd Top 14 try of an outstanding debut season as Toulon beat the leaders at Stad…
Peter Thompson
14 Apr 2018, 22:39
Treviso stun Leinster, Edinburgh thrash under-strength Scarlets
Leinster were unable to seal a home semi-final as Benetton Treviso consigned them to a shock home defeat in the Pro14.
Peter Thompson
14 Apr 2018, 22:38
Brad Thorn addresses Quade Cooper's comeback chances
Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn has addressed Quade Cooper's comeback chances following a 37-16 beating at the hands of the Warat…
Online Editors
14 Apr 2018, 19:08
Northampton Saints confirm Rob Horne is conscious and 'talking' in hospital
Northampton Saints have confirmed that Rob Horne is being treated in hospital following a brutal headclash sustained in his side d…
Online Editors
14 Apr 2018, 16:50
Tigers playoff place hangs in balance following Saints' shock win
Leicester Tigers' play-off bid suffered an unexpected setback when Northampton Saints pulled off a derby double at Welford Road.
Peter Thompson
14 Apr 2018, 14:53
Gelant sparkles as Bulls batter Sharks
The Bulls benefited from a hat-trick for the second match in succession, as Warrick Gelant crossed three times in a thrashing of t…
Christopher Devine
14 Apr 2018, 14:49
Jackson and Olding haved responded to their sacking by the IRFU
Ulster Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have both released statements after news broke this morning that they were be…
Online Editors
14 Apr 2018, 8:41
Jaguares roar back to conquer the Rebels
The Rebels led 19-6 in the second period but the Jaguares fought back strongly in the final half an hour to secure a 25-22 Super R…
Harry West
14 Apr 2018, 8:27
Ulster's Craig Gilroy has also now learned his fate as IRFU release statement
Ian Cameron
14 Apr 2018, 6:29
Ulster and IRFU sack Jackson and Olding with 'immediate effect'
Ulster Rugby and the IRFU have revoked Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding's contract with immediate effect.
Online Editors
14 Apr 2018, 6:07
Ex-Springbok coach De Villiers faces major challenges as Zimbabwe seek spot at 2019 World Cup
Nathaniel Cope
14 Apr 2018, 5:36
Falcons fend off Sale comeback to edge thriller
Rob Vickers' late try secured a pulsating 35-30 win over Sale Sharks to propel Newcastle Falcons into the Premiership's top four.
Harry West
14 Apr 2018, 1:26
Reports: Jackson and Olding to leave Ulster
The Press Association have reported that the departure of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding from Ulster will be announced as early …
Online Editors
13 Apr 2018, 21:00
Munster fightback spoils Goosen's Cheetahs return
Johan Goosen's return to rugby was spoiled by Munster, who engineered an impressive second-half turnaround at the Cheetahs in Pro1…
Harry West
13 Apr 2018, 19:18
Could the next All Blacks bolter be one of these two?
The top brass of the NZRU was in attendance at Westpac Stadium last night to see two of New Zealand's top sides play, with one eye…
Ben Smith
13 Apr 2018, 19:17
Mako Vunipola selection for Saracens causes major controversy
Mako Vunipola's selection for Saracens against Bath this weekend has raised alarm bells as it counters an agreement between the RF…
Online Editors
13 Apr 2018, 12:58
Scarlets winger Grabham forced to retire early
26-year-old Scarlets winger Tom Grabham has been forced to retire from professional rugby because of injury.
Online Editors
13 Apr 2018, 10:54
Hurricanes beat Chiefs to move top of Super Rugby standings
Beauden Barrett, Ben Lam and Ngani Laumape all scored tries as the Hurricanes defeated the Chiefs in Wellington.
Rob Lancaster
13 Apr 2018, 7:43
Springboks beef up coaching line-up for Wales and England Tests
Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus has brought in extra help to try and get an edge over Wales and England in the June Tests.
Online Editors
13 Apr 2018, 7:23
Exclusive: Ex-Wallaby captain Horwill responds to 'player power' allegations at Harlequins
Former Wallaby captain James Horwill has reacted to claims that player power played a major role in John Kingston’s axing.
Chris Jones
13 Apr 2018, 6:29
George Smith opens up about his time in Japanese jail
Wallabies legend George Smith has spoken about his 20-day stint in a Tokyo jail after a night out drinking on New Year's Eve.
Online Editors
13 Apr 2018, 5:12
Report: Quins looking for Kiwi coach
The Daily Mail have reported that the Harlequins will be using their All Blacks partnership to aid in their search for a new head…
Online Editors
13 Apr 2018, 2:24
Hurricanes partner with Canadian club
The Hurricanes have formed a partnership with newly established Canadian professional rugby club the Ontario Arrows.
Online Editors
12 Apr 2018, 23:15
Sharks and Bulls gear up for South African derby
Both on the back of strong performances, the Sharks and Bulls have named their sides ahead of their South African derby.
Online Editors
12 Apr 2018, 21:55
More changes to Springbok coaching setup
The Springboks have changed their coaching set-up as the June internationals approach.
Online Editors
12 Apr 2018, 21:02
New chapter in Super Rugby's fiercest rivalry
Friday night will see a new chapter written in one of Super Rugby’s greatest rivalries as the Hurricanes and Chiefs jostle for p…
Sam Warlow
12 Apr 2018, 20:41
Late Tackle: The magic behind the Blitzboks
Watch as special guest Blitzbok stalwart Chris Dry opens the Springbok Sevens door and reveals how they manage to consistently be …
12 Apr 2018, 18:28
Jones will diagnose England's problems, insists Gregan
England's results have tailed off alarmingly, but George Gregan thinks they will soon be back to winning ways under Eddie Jones.
Christopher Devine
12 Apr 2018, 13:40
'He carries harder than anything I've seen in the Premiership' - two expats give an insight into Major League Rugby
The latest attempt to establish a professional competition in the United States will come to fruition next week with the dawn of M…
Graham Jenkins
12 Apr 2018, 13:32
RFU ban registered rugby agent for an unprecedented 22 months
The RFU have banned a registered rugby agent for 22 months after he was found guilty of breaches of betting regulations.
Online Editors
12 Apr 2018, 10:51
It's happening...Goosen's pro comeback confirmed after controversial two-year absence
Johan Goosen will make his Pro14 debut this weekend for the Toyota Cheetahs against Munster on Friday.
Online Editors
12 Apr 2018, 7:16
Cave signs new deal with Ulster
Darren Cave has signed a contract extension with Ulster Rugby which will keep him at the club until summer 2019.
Nathaniel Cope
12 Apr 2018, 6:24
EXCLUSIVE: The per-season figure of the Premiership's multi-million pound sponsorship deal revealed
The Premiership will have a new title sponsor for next season, ending an eight-year partnership with Aviva. RugbyPass can exclu…
Chris Jones
12 Apr 2018, 5:26
Watch: Jaybor Staunton visits the Gallopers
Queensland correspondent continues his circuit of Queensland clubs, heading to Ashgrove to see how the Gallopers are shaping up fo…
Jaybor Staunton
12 Apr 2018, 4:28
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round 8
After a week off, Alex McLeod returns to run you through his next edition of the Super Rugby Team of the Week.
Alex McLeod
12 Apr 2018, 0:23
Blues hoping history doesn't repeat against Sunwolves
All Black lock Patrick Tuipulotu will play his 50th game for the Blues when they take on the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday.
Online Editors
11 Apr 2018, 22:50
Sopoaga cleared for Brumbies clash
After a week off, Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger has named a largely unchanged side to play the Brumbies on Saturday.
Online Editors
11 Apr 2018, 22:02
Rugby Championship schedule released
SANZAAR have confirmed the 12-match schedule for this year's Rugby Championship including match venues and kick-off times.
Online Editors
11 Apr 2018, 21:33
Who will be the All Blacks' third halfback?
New Zealand’s search for a third halfback has been heating up this season, with no clear-cut candidate coming to the forefront.
Sam Warlow
11 Apr 2018, 21:09
McKellar: Australian teams not respected
A win for the Brumbies against the Highlanders would halt the New Zealand sides' 33-match winning streak over the Australians, whi…
Online Editors
11 Apr 2018, 18:16
After pleading guilty Mike Haley becomes second Shark to be banned within a week
The case against Mike Haley of Sale Sharks for striking at the weekend has been was heard on papers by an independent disciplinary…
Online Editors
11 Apr 2018, 16:27
At 37-years-young... Gethin Jenkins commits to his 14th season
Former Wales captain Gethin Jenkins says he still has plenty to offer Cardiff Blues in what will be his 14th season at the club.
Peter Thompson
11 Apr 2018, 12:09
Mega-money Goosen is about to make his professional rugby comeback - reports
Controversial flyhalf Johan Goosen is about to make his official professional rugby comeback - according to reports coming out of …
Online Editors
11 Apr 2018, 11:30
Confirmed - Bristol sign 'absolute baller' Harry Randall
As flagged by RugbyPass this morning, Bristol Rugby have confirmed that England U20s scrum-half Harry Randall has put pen to paper…
Online Editors
11 Apr 2018, 8:47
The Springboks 'intense' alignment camps pre-England visit have pleased Erasmus
South Africa's coaches and players are aware of what they must do in the June internationals, according to Rassie Erasmus.
Ben Spratt
11 Apr 2018, 8:31
Bristol inch closer to signing of former age-grade star
Bristol have already made a splash with their recruitment this season, luring the likes of Charles Piutau, John Afoa and Harry Tha…
Alex Shaw
11 Apr 2018, 6:50
The referees for the European Champions Cup semi-finals have been named
The referee appointments for the high-profile Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals were announced today (Wednesday, 11 Apri…
Online Editors
11 Apr 2018, 6:12
Lancaster eyes redemption but don't count on it being in the Premiership
Stuart Lancaster has been a huge success since he's joined Irish side Leinster and it's little surprise that the former England he…
Nathaniel Cope
11 Apr 2018, 4:31
Watch: Jaybor Staunton visits the Nest
Queensland correspondent Jaybor Staunton heads down to Chipsy Wood to visit the Nest ahead of the Souths Magpies season.
Jaybor Staunton
11 Apr 2018, 3:05
The Short Ball - Season 3 / Episode 13 - Folau Fallout
Mils is back from Hong Kong this week and joins Scotty to talk Israel Folau, Tomás Lavanini, how the Sharks have figured out how …
10 Apr 2018, 22:13
Watch: Quade Cooper shreds club rugby in sublime performance
The 29-year-old turned in a sublime performance showing off an array of passing skills. It seems that Quade learned a few offload…
10 Apr 2018, 20:08
The Rugby Pod - Hong Kong Blues
The boys are back from Hong Kong with stories to tell straight off the plane on Monday lunchtime and Goodey predicts John Kingston…
Rugby Pod
10 Apr 2018, 18:37
Scottish international Weir's move to Premiership confirmed
Worcester Warriors have announced that Scotland international Duncan Weir will join the Club from Edinburgh Rugby this summer afte…
Online Editors
10 Apr 2018, 8:55
Why Quins must look outside the club for Kingston's replacement – Andy Goode
It’s a real shame to see John Kingston leave Harlequins after 17 years at the club but they need a strong outside influence at t…
Andy Goode
10 Apr 2018, 8:04
Angry Sale don't hold back after full release of Solomona 'homophobic slur' judgement
Sale Sharks have launched a staunch defence of Denny Solomona after the full release of an RFU disciplinary judgement. Solomona…
Online Editors
10 Apr 2018, 7:47
Super Rugby top try scorer Lam turns down move to Northern Hemisphere
Ben Lam has resisted the advances of Northern Hemisphere sides by agreeing a new deal with the Hurricanes.
Peter Thompson
10 Apr 2018, 5:12
Blommetjie becomes second South African to join Scarlets in a matter of weeks
The Scarlets have raided Pro14 rivals Cheetahs for a second time in a matter of weeks, with the signing of Clayton Blommetjie. …
Nathaniel Cope
10 Apr 2018, 4:34
Rugby Australia reach Folau verdict over social media post
Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle described Israel Folau as a "strong role model" after a controversial social media …
Jamie Smith
10 Apr 2018, 2:30
Watch: Jaybor Staunton visits the Norths boys at Hugh Courtney
Queensland correspondent Jaybor Staunton visits the Northside to preview the Eagles ahead of the 2018 Queensland Premier Rugby sea…
Jaybor Staunton
10 Apr 2018, 0:45
Rugby Explorer - Singapore
In the first ever episode of Rugby Explorer, Scottish rugby legend, Jim Hamilton, travels to Singapore to explore the city and fin…
10 Apr 2018, 0:35
Watch: Tongan Thor gets Slipper in the face
Taniela Tupou copped a brutal flying headbutt from team mate James Slipper during the Reds match against the Brumbies on the weeke…
Sam Smith
09 Apr 2018, 23:43
Faf de Klerk steamrolls Danny Cipriani in brutal collision
Ex-Springbok Faf De Klerk packs some power for a compact little halfback. In the dying minutes of the Premiership clash between Sa…
Online Editors
09 Apr 2018, 21:26
The ultimate reason Kingston lost his job and why more could follow
Harlequins failure to qualify for the European Champions Cup is the reason John Kingston lost his job as director of rugby and oth…
Chris Jones
09 Apr 2018, 14:27
Wales announce November international schedule
Australia, Tonga and South Africa will play Tests against Wales in November, the Welsh Rugby Union has revealed.
Rob Lancaster
09 Apr 2018, 13:57
Sale Sharks' Mike Haley cited for hit on Bassett
Mike Haley of Sale Sharks is due to appear before an independent disciplinary panel after he was cited for a strike that appeared …
Online Editors
09 Apr 2018, 13:04
Kingston to leave Harlequins by 'mutual agreement' following humiliating defeat
Harlequins have announced that Director of Rugby John Kingston is set down following a humiliating home defeat at the hands of Lon…
Online Editors
09 Apr 2018, 11:30
Options narrowing for Haskell as another club rule out signing England backrow
James Haskell hopes of finding a new club suffered a blow with another club ruling themselves out of the race to sign the backrow.…
Online Editors
09 Apr 2018, 5:55
Hartley faces fight with concussion symptoms
England captain Dylan Hartley's involvement in this summer's tour of South Africa looks in doubt as he battle concussion symptoms.…
Online Editors
09 Apr 2018, 5:36
12 players that will be making and taking names in the 2018/19 Premiership
As the 2017/18 Aviva Premiership begins to wind down, eyes are already beginning to turn towards the next campaign.
Alex Shaw
09 Apr 2018, 5:15
Watch: Fekitoa tears through Rokococo, tweaks hamstring
Malakai Fekitoa ripped through Racing 92 on the weekend but appeared to strain a hamstring in the process of scoring. He was immed…
Sam Smith
09 Apr 2018, 0:00
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future
The build-up to the game was significantly overshadowed by the ongoing suspension of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding. It was a sub…
Neil Best
08 Apr 2018, 23:34
McKenzie in doubt for Hurricanes clash
Chiefs star Damian McKenzie could miss his side's heavyweight bout against the Hurricanes this weekend.
Online Editors
08 Apr 2018, 22:11
Nigel Owens weighs in on 'bully' Folau
International rugby referee Nigel Owens has given his thoughts on Wallaby superstar Israel Folau's string of comments regarding ga…
Online Editors
08 Apr 2018, 20:57
Leading Lions to be bolstered by Boks
The Lions will be strengthened by the return of a number of star players when they head on their Australasian tour.
08 Apr 2018, 20:03
Exclusive: Conrad Smith on retirement and future role with IRPA
Ra Pomare paid a visit to the Kiwis of Pau last week and caught up with Conrad Smith for a chat about his retirement from the prof…
08 Apr 2018, 19:45
New Zealand Rugby open first official All Blacks store
New Zealand Rugby have made a foray into retail with the opening of the first Official All Blacks Store at Auckland Airport.
Online Editors
08 Apr 2018, 18:15
Kiwis in Europe: Piutau still gold for Ulster
94 Kiwis took part in the weekend's European action.
Campbell Burnes
08 Apr 2018, 17:56
Folau's latest Tweet suggests he's not backing down over anti-gay stance
Wallaby star Israel Folau's latest Tweet, which he posted late last night Australian time, suggests he's sticking to his guns over…
Online Editors
08 Apr 2018, 16:50
Video - billionaire owner's entrance into changing room will both surprise and delight
When you're a billionaire club owner like Jacky Lorenzetti, you make an entrance anyway you please.
Online Editors
08 Apr 2018, 15:34
After massive losses revealed, Worcester Warriors face survival battle on and off pitch
Premiership club Worcester Warriors remain on course to avoid relegation, but their financial survival is a much bigger concern af…
Chris Jones
08 Apr 2018, 14:52
Montpellier hammer La Rochelle, as Racing grind it out
It was a tough outing for La Rochelle at Montpellier, as Racing 92 defended resolutely in their Top 14 beating of Toulon.
Peter Hanson
08 Apr 2018, 14:37
Ospreys sign 'aggressive' Cheetahs tighthead Botha
Ospreys Rugby have announced the signing of tighthead Tom Botha from the start of next season, beating intense competition from a …
Online Editors
08 Apr 2018, 13:43
Chiefs seal semi-final spot with Gloucester win
Exeter Chiefs are assured of a top-four finish in the Premiership after scoring six tries in an emphatic win over Gloucester.
08 Apr 2018, 13:26
O'Driscoll wants World Cup brought forward a year
Ireland are the Northern Hemisphere's form team, but Brian O'Driscoll is aware that may not still be the case when the World Cup b…
Christopher Devine
08 Apr 2018, 13:23
Fiji win fourth consecutive title in Hong Kong
Fiji secured their fourth consecutive title at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens after they beat Kenya 24-12 in the final.
Online Editors
08 Apr 2018, 8:44
NFL teams impressed by athleticism of giant 6'8, 157kg rugby league player
If there's one thing that is bound to spark interest from NFL scouts, it's size; and former South Syndey Rabbitohs forward Jordan …
Ian Cameron
08 Apr 2018, 7:54
'Kingston out' - enraged Harlequins fans take to Twitter to demand resignation of DOR
After being humiliated at home by Premiership bottom dwellers London Irish, Harlequins fans have taken to social media to vent the…
Online Editors
08 Apr 2018, 5:30
Dogged Crusaders down Jaguares in Buenos Aires
The Crusaders kept up their reputation for strong away form as they defeated the Jaguares in Argentina in ruthless fashion.
Joe Wright
08 Apr 2018, 4:28
All Black comeback hits snag
Crusaders prop Joe Moody's return to action looks to be delayed further.
Online Editors
08 Apr 2018, 1:02
Sevens legend opens up about alcoholism and depression
One of rugby's icons has opened up about how a brutal concoction of his own generosity, low wages, and poor management nearly saw …
Online Editors
07 Apr 2018, 21:26
Crusaders triumph over Jaguares
The Crusaders have maintained their perfect record against the Jaguares with a 40-14 win in Buenos Aires.
07 Apr 2018, 20:59
Glasgow beaten as Benetton and Cheetahs edge to victories
Scarlets picked up an impressive win over Glasgow Warriors to keep the pressure on Leinster, while Benetton, Cheetahs and Munster …
Ben Spratt
07 Apr 2018, 18:35
Brumbies rally to beat Reds
The Brumbies rallied from 15 points down to claim a bonus-point victory over the Reds at GIO Stadium.
Online Editors
07 Apr 2018, 18:22
Four-try haul for Tambwe as Lions batter Stormers
Stormers were mauled by Lions in Super Rugby, with Madosh Tambwe the four-try hero.
Peter Hanson
07 Apr 2018, 15:07
Saracens show no mercy on Saints, Exiles hammer Quins
Ruthless Saracens scored nine tries in their latest thrashing of Northampton Saints, while London Irish eased to victory at Harleq…
Peter Thompson
07 Apr 2018, 14:41
It's official...Bristol Rugby are back in the Premiership
Bristol Rugby have won the Greene King IPA Championship and are officially promoted back into the Premiership, after Championship …
Ian Cameron
07 Apr 2018, 12:24
Three years after starting 7s programme, Ireland on verge of World Series berth
Just three years after setting up their first 7s programme, Ireland stand on the verge of qualifying for HSBC World Rugby Sevens S…
Online Editors
07 Apr 2018, 10:37
Chiefs maintain winning run
The Blues came closing to claiming a long-awaited win over the Chiefs, but a late penalty try denied them at Waikato Stadium.
Peter Thompson
07 Apr 2018, 10:18
Watch: Epic schoolboy montage captures the beauty of Irish rugby
The game of rugby in most countries starts to become competitive at the schoolboy level - and this is no different in Ireland.
Online Editors
07 Apr 2018, 7:51
Cardiff Blues match delayed after team endure nightmarish trip from Wales
A nightmare 55 hour travel time from Cardiff to South Africa has seen organisers delay their Pro14 clash with the Cheetahs. Th…
Online Editors
07 Apr 2018, 6:41
Cipriani Tweets condition following sickening head clash that saw him stretchered off
Wasps' Danny Cipriani has calmed fears over the head injury he sustained against Sale Sharks on Friday.
Joe Wright
07 Apr 2018, 5:37
Club Rugby: Ponsonby bag early season silverware
Ponsonby have secured their first trophy of the season, defeating Eden 34-30 in the Waka Nathan Challenge Cup final.
Sam Warlow
07 Apr 2018, 2:47
Folau could be banned from entering New Zealand
In what could be a very complicating situation for the Waratahs, Israel Folau could be banned from entering New Zealand under Immi…
Online Editors
07 Apr 2018, 2:15
Ulster halt Edinburgh win streak
Edinburgh were beaten at home by Ulster in the Pro14, while the Ospreys thumped Connacht in Swansea.
Jack Davies
06 Apr 2018, 22:15
Sharks steal win over Wasps
Wasps looked to have done just enough to hang on against Sale, before Marland Yarde won the game for the Sharks in thrilling fashi…
Christopher Devine
06 Apr 2018, 22:13
Scotty Stevenson: Auckland is out of love with Rugby
New Zealand Rugby needs its biggest city to be in love with Rugby Union. But, if last weekend is anything to go by, Auckland may b…
Scotty Stevenson
06 Apr 2018, 20:28
NZR and RFU heads join World Cup board
RFU and NZR chief executives Steve Brown and Steve Tew have both been appointed to the board of Rugby World Cup Limited, announced…
06 Apr 2018, 18:05
Two favourites for Wales job collide in PRO14 - but which Kiwi is the best candidate to succeed Gatland
Dave Rennie and Wayne Pivac are the leading candidates to replace Warren Gatland after the 2019 World Cup. The two face each ot…
Nathaniel Cope
06 Apr 2018, 12:33
Paddy Jackson issues an apology to woman at centre of rape trial
Ireland and Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson says he is "ashamed" for the distress caused to a women he met at a party in 2016, which …
Online Editors
06 Apr 2018, 12:16
Late Barrett replacement West secures last-gasp Hurricanes win
The Hurricanes were without Beauden Barrett against the Sharks but Ihaia West came good by kicking a late game-winning conversion.
Ben Spratt
06 Apr 2018, 8:31
Don't blame the salary cap - why Premiership must start building instead of buying players
The debate over the Premiership salary cap has been reopened by Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young. But isn't it time to focus …
Alex Shaw
06 Apr 2018, 5:50
Fire in the belly, ice in the mind
Former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll, gold medal-winning coach Ben Ryan, ex-Wallabies captain George Gregan and current USA M…
06 Apr 2018, 4:23
Solomona banned for homophobic slur
England international Denny Solomona has been given a ban by the RFU over a homophobic slur during a Premiership match between Sal…
Online Editors
06 Apr 2018, 4:15
World Rugby to review Spain-Belgium World Cup qualifier
World Rugby was "deeply concerned" about the circumstances surrounding the Belgium versus Spain qualifier last month.
06 Apr 2018, 4:02
George Gregan on Aaron Smith vs Conor Murray debate
Wallabies great George Gregan has weighed in on the debate over who is the best halfback in the world, Aaron Smith or Conor Murray…
Ben Smith
06 Apr 2018, 0:21
Ben Ryan pegs sevens star as a future All Black
Former Fijian sevens coach Ben Ryan has some serious wraps on one of rugby’s rising stars.
Sam Warlow
05 Apr 2018, 21:48
Ben Ryan: Fijian side can't be touched
Olympic Gold medal winning sevens coach Ben Ryan has declared his favourite for the Hong Kong leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Sam Warlow
05 Apr 2018, 19:40
Crusaders reshuffle for Jaguares clash
The Crusaders will look to make a statement when they face the Jaguares in Argentina for the first time.
05 Apr 2018, 18:33
Late Tackle: A Clever look into USA Rugby
Former USA Eagles captain and Sevens representative Todd Clever gives you exclusive access into the state of the game in the Unite…
05 Apr 2018, 17:58
Breaking down Rassie's 10 best options for the 'Bok Backrow'
One thing the Springboks have never been short of is quality loose forwards, think Andre Venter, Schalk Burger, Gary Teichmann or …
Graeme Peacock
05 Apr 2018, 12:52
The Lions get 'Punisher' boost ahead of South African super clash
The Emirates Lions will welcome back stalwart, Springbok winger Ruan Combrinck, for their important Vodacom Super Rugby derby agai…
Online Editors
05 Apr 2018, 12:31
World Rugby release statement as Romania's place in RWC in serious jeopardy
Romania's qualification for the Rugby World Cup is in serious jeopardy as World Rugby announce an 'emergency' review must take pla…
Online Editors
05 Apr 2018, 11:22
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Ryan has finally addressed the England attack coach rumours
While he says he was 'interested' in the much vaunted vacant England attack coach role, specialist 7s coach Ben Ryan has said ulti…
Ian Cameron
05 Apr 2018, 7:27
Folau ordered to meet Australian Rugby CEO over 'homophobic' comments
Australia full-back Israel Folau has caused another stir with a homophobic Instagram post.
Peter Thompson
05 Apr 2018, 7:17
Belfast club apologise over 'inappropriate' Jackson and Olding photo
Belfast club Malone have apologised over an "inappropriate photo" that's emerged on social media.
Online Editors
05 Apr 2018, 6:35

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