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Queensland Reds set to debut fresh 18-year old centre in shock selection
Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn isn't shy of making bold calls, and he has just made another one - naming 18-year old Jordan Peta…
Online Editors
05 Apr 2018, 0:35
Chiefs gear up for Blues battle
The Chiefs look to make it five wins in a row when they take on the Blues on Saturday.
05 Apr 2018, 0:34
Rugby Australia's major sponsor unhappy with Folau
Rugby Australia's major sponsor has voiced their disapproval of Israel Folau's stance on gay beliefs.
Online Editors
05 Apr 2018, 0:03
Weekend of milestones for Brumbies
The Brumbies' week eight clash with the Reds will see one new centurion and a pair of players reach fifty caps.
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 23:18
All Blacks bolster battling Blues
The Blues will welcome back two All Blacks for their week eight clash against the Chiefs.
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 20:50
Young Guns in Springbok mix
Some of South Africa's brightest young talents have been invited to the second Springbok training camp.
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 19:52
The Short Ball - s03e11 - The Rugby Scientist
While Mils is away partying in Hong Kong at the Sevens, Scotty Stevenson is joined by James McOnie and NZR's Chief Scientist Ken Q…
04 Apr 2018, 17:10
Cockerill confirms another 10 players to leave Edinburgh this summer
Edinburgh Head Coach Richard Cockerill has confirmed on the club website that a further 10 players will leave the club at the end …
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 14:43
The loss of Lancaster continues to haunt English rugby
The last couple of weeks have been a tough reminder for England fans on what might have been.
Alex Shaw
04 Apr 2018, 14:07
Brumbies retain hooker Folau Fainga’a
Promising Brumbies hooker Folau Fainga’a has committed to the club for a further two years after putting pen to paper on a new c…
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 13:08
Gareth Thomas calls out Folau over latest gay faux pas
Former Welsh star Gareth Thomas has taken a proverbial swing at Israel Folau on Twitter.
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 11:16
22 players named in second Springbok 'alignment camp'
Twenty-two players from the Stormers and Lions have been invited to attend the second Bok alignment camp - from April 8 to 11, at …
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 10:15
More American influence on the cards as English Premiership gets new sponsor
The English Premiership has been given a financial boost with a new title sponsor to be announced.
Alex Shaw
04 Apr 2018, 9:21
Don't hold your breath, but there's positive news on the Tuilagi front
Leicester Tigers have been given a major boost in their fight to reach the Aviva Premiership playoffs with two key players - Manu …
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 8:00
Hernandez retires with immediate effect
One of Argentina's finest ever players, Juan Martin Hernandez, has announced his retirement from the game with immediate effect.
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 5:25
Craig Gilroy issues online apology after IRFU suspend him from selection
Craig Gilroy issued a late night statement in the wake of Ulster Rugby and the IRFU's decision to make him subject to 'internal re…
Ian Cameron
04 Apr 2018, 4:20
Watch: Jaybor Staunton previews the Wests Bulldogs 2018 season
Queensland correspondent Jaybor Staunton visits the Kennel in Toowong to preview his beloved Wests Bulldogs ahead of the 2018 Quee…
Jaybor Staunton
04 Apr 2018, 2:54
Folau on gays: 'Hell... Unless they repent'
Israel Folau has caused more controversy and offence on social media, reportedly suggesting that God's plan for gay people is "HE…
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 2:27
Hurricanes flyhalf signs with French powerhouse
Current Top 14 champions La Rochelle have announced the signing of the current Hurricanes flyhalf on a reported three-year deal ac…
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 1:33
Crusaders backrower to Japan for off-season stint
Crusaders backrower will not play for Tasman in this year's Mitre 10, instead seeking a release to take up an off-season contract …
Online Editors
04 Apr 2018, 0:08
LIVE - GFI Hong Kong 10s - Day 2
The Hong Kong Tens kicks off today in what will be the 33th edition of the competition. The tournament plays host to past and futu…
03 Apr 2018, 21:53
Waratahs superstar ruled out for up to a month
The Waratahs have suffered a crucial injury to their Wallabies superstar that will sideline him for up to four weeks.
Online Editors
03 Apr 2018, 16:35
Ulster Rugby and IRFU release statement as Craig Gilroy withdrawn from selection
Ulster winger Craig Gilroy has been withdrawn from selection pending an internal review it has emerged.
Ian Cameron
03 Apr 2018, 13:13
Scarlets coach Pivac reveals Wales talks
Wales are looking at Wayne Pivac as a possible replacement for Warren Gatland in 2019, according to the Scarlets coach.
Ben Spratt
03 Apr 2018, 12:05
All-Irish final to cap off year of the Irish – Andy Goode
Irish rugby is riding the crest of a wave at the moment after the Six Nations Grand Slam triumph and an all-Irish final would be a…
Andy Goode
03 Apr 2018, 10:28
Scrumhalf Nic Groom leaves Northampton Saints with 'immediate effect'
Northampton Saints can today confirm that scrum-half Nic Groom will be leaving the Club with immediate effect to return to his nat…
Online Editors
03 Apr 2018, 7:14
Video - From Helmand Province to coaching the Estonian National team - a 130kg prop's tale
Corporal Chris Budgen has served in the New Zealand Army and the British Army, he's also played top level rugby for Northampton Sa…
Nathaniel Cope
03 Apr 2018, 5:35
Habit and experience - Leinster's recipe for success
Leinster are very clearly in the groove of European winning whilst Sarries are only capable of the occasional performance -the dif…
Neil Best
03 Apr 2018, 5:31
Nigel Wray responds as rumours of 'Saracens for sale' spread
Nigel Wray today dismissed claims Saracens are up for sale as “rubbish” as has assumed total control of the reigning European …
Chris Jones
03 Apr 2018, 4:27
Watch: Sopoaga collapses dramatically, blames gout
Lima Sopoaga collapsed dramatically after taking a 22 metre dropout just a few minutes into the Highlanders' clash with the Chiefs…
Sam Smith
02 Apr 2018, 21:49
Marty Banks signs with Japanese club
Former Highlanders and Hurricanes flyhalf Marty Banks has signed on with a Japanese club after one season in the Pro14 with Italia…
Online Editors
02 Apr 2018, 20:25
Dan Carter's 'last opportunity' to win European title
Former All Black flyhalf Dan Carter has spoken to The Guardian about his 'last opportunity' to win a European title following Rac…
Online Editors
02 Apr 2018, 19:07
Scarlets to probe alleged racist abuse
Pro14 side the Scarlets released a statement saying they will look into claims that La Rochelle players were subjected to racial a…
Peter Thompson
02 Apr 2018, 13:42
'I don't know if I'd be here without those blokes' - attack victim Stannard faces media
Speaking for the first time to the media, Australia Men's Sevens captain James Stannard says he is 'heart broken' to miss the Comm…
Online Editors
02 Apr 2018, 6:25
Australian Super Rugby Club Grades - Week Seven
This week saw the first Trans-Tasman matchup of the season and the return of an Aussie favourite to the pitch.
Robert Seltzer
01 Apr 2018, 20:34
McCall: Saracens not guilty of targeting Sexton
Leo Cullen felt there were "three or four" occasions where Saracens hit Jonathan Sexton with late shots, but Mark McCall defended …
Peter Thompson
01 Apr 2018, 20:01
Kiwis in Europe: Pivac and Parkes guiding Scarlets to glory
43 Kiwis took part in the weekend's northern hemisphere action.
Campbell Burnes
01 Apr 2018, 19:21
Goodhue in doubt for Argentina trip
Crusaders centre Jack Goodhue could miss his side's week eight match against the Jaguares after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Online Editors
01 Apr 2018, 18:15
The remarkable average attendance at Maro Itoje's last 7 games
Maro Itoje is a player who can boast some remarkable stats.
Ian Cameron
01 Apr 2018, 16:03
Champions Cup XV of the Quarter-Finals
We have our Champions Cup semi-finals. Racing 92 will entertain Munster in Bordeaux, whilst the Scarlets will travel to Dublin …
Alex Shaw
01 Apr 2018, 14:42
Clinical Leinster dethrone Saracens
There will be new European Champions Cup winners this year after Leinster dumped Saracens out in Dublin.
Peter Thompson
01 Apr 2018, 14:28
Clinical Crusaders master Lions once again
Sam Whitelock and Jack Goodhue both scored tries as the Crusaders turned around a half-time deficit to beat the Lions in Johannesb…
Rob Lancaster
01 Apr 2018, 12:13
Racing sink Clermont thanks to quick-fire Andreu, Palu tries
Clermont Auvergne suffered fresh European Champions Cup heartbreak, as Racing 92 powered through to the semi-finals.
Peter Hanson
01 Apr 2018, 10:59
'Izzy looks like he's done a hamstring' - Folau setback in Waratahs win
The Waratahs' 24-17 victory over the Brumbies came at a price as Israel Folau picked up a hamstring injury at Canberra Stadium.
Rob Lancaster
01 Apr 2018, 5:39
Remembering Keith Murdoch: One of sport's strangest stories
New Zealand Rugby confirmed Friday that former All Black prop Keith Murdoch has passed away at the age of 74.
Online Editors
31 Mar 2018, 23:31
Blues gone begging: A theoretical XV of lost Auckland talent
Tana Umaga’s Blues are often criticised for their failures when it comes to player identification and retention.
Sam Warlow
31 Mar 2018, 22:33
Folau set for sideline spell
Wallabies and Waratahs star Israel Folau could miss up to a month after sustaining a hamstring injury against the Brumbies on Satu…
31 Mar 2018, 20:50
Rebels unsurprised by Canes smashing
The Rebels were brought down to earth with a bang and it wasn't much of a surprise for them.
Online Editors
31 Mar 2018, 19:22
Cardiff and Gloucester reach Challenge Cup semis
The semi-final line-up in the European Challenge Cup is complete, after Gloucester and Cardiff Blues reached the last four on Satu…
Christopher Devine
31 Mar 2018, 19:16
Highlights - Blues leak 63 points in "embarrassing" loss
Flyhalf Robert Du Preez racked up 38 points in the Sharks' entertaining 63-40 victory over the Blues at Eden Park.
31 Mar 2018, 16:07
Strauss hat-trick gets Bulls back on track
The Bulls had lost four Super Rugby matches in a row, but got back to winning ways with a 33-23 win over the Stormers on Saturday.
Christopher Devine
31 Mar 2018, 14:56
Conway cracker sees Munster edge out Toulon in thriller
An absorbing Champions Cup quarter-final between Munster and Toulon was won by the former thanks to a superb solo try from Andrew …
Christopher Devine
31 Mar 2018, 13:52
Munster seal controversial win over Toulon
Two-times European Rugby Champions Cup winners Munster Rugby edged a nail-biting 20-19 triumph over RC Toulon in a titanic contine…
Online Editors
31 Mar 2018, 13:29
The white card's global introduction is 'inevitable' claims rugby boss
The white card review system is making a return to Varsity Rugby in South African.
Online Editors
31 Mar 2018, 11:36
Jackson and Olding linked to clubs in England and France
Rumours and speculation are mounting around the playing futures of Ulster Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding in the wak…
Ian Cameron
31 Mar 2018, 7:57
Highlights - Foley makes history for Tahs
Robert Du Preez scored 38 points in a big win for the Blues in Auckland, while Bernard Foley made history in a Waratahs win.
Peter Thompson
31 Mar 2018, 7:54
'My instinct was it was fatal' - coach describes brutal one-punch attack on Stannard
An emotional Andy Friend has spoken to the media about Thursday's one-punch attack on skipper James Stannard.
Online Editors
31 Mar 2018, 4:21
Pau send Stade Francais packing as Falcons fly into semis
Stade Francais' reign as European Challenge Cup holders is over after defeat to Pau, who joined Newcastle Falcons in the semi-fina…
Nicholas McGee
31 Mar 2018, 4:04
Tier Two nations proving their worth
As the game starts to gain global traction and tier two nations undergo their qualification for the 2019 World Cup, it would seem…
30 Mar 2018, 23:04
Sopoaga injury gives Highlanders a scare
Highlanders fans still can't rest easy after Lima Sopoaga confirmed his Achilles is safe.
30 Mar 2018, 21:42
Chiefs beat Highlanders in thriller
The Chiefs stretched their winning run to four Super Rugby matches with a 27-22 victory over the Highlanders in Hamilton on Frid…
30 Mar 2018, 21:10
Irish qualified Addison joins Ulster
Ulster Rugby is delighted to announce that Sale Sharks captain Will Addison will join the Province this summer on a two-year deal.
Online Editors
30 Mar 2018, 15:07
Stirring showing sees Scarlets into Champions Cup semis
Scarlets' first Champions Cup knockout clash since 2007 saw them beat La Rochelle to reach the semi-finals.
Nicholas McGee
30 Mar 2018, 14:58
Four-try Lam puts Rebels to slaughter
Ben Lam scored four tries as the Hurricanes hammered the Rebels to go top of the New Zealand Conference.
30 Mar 2018, 9:22
Schalk Brits joins The Rugby Pod
Schalk Brits joins us to preview Saracens' trip to Leinster and says they've got a few things up their sleeves and will be bringin…
Rugby Pod
30 Mar 2018, 7:13
Australia sevens captain Stannard in stable condition following 'unprovoked' attack
James Stannard was reported to have been punched in the head in the early hours of Friday morning in the Sydney suburbs.
Peter Thompson
30 Mar 2018, 5:12
Fleck rings changes for derby
There are four changes to the Stormers starting line-up to face the Bulls in the big north-south Super Rugby derby at Loftus Versf…
29 Mar 2018, 18:14
Bulls 'Bok to set Super Rugby benchmark
The Bulls' Springbok hooker Adriaan Strauss will set a new Super Rugby benchmark at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Online Editors
29 Mar 2018, 17:41
Lions struggles a 'team issue'
The Lions have acknowledged that they have been way off their best in recent weeks.
29 Mar 2018, 17:13
New revelations in 'Spain-gate' saga
Watch as former Spanish international Guillermo Barcena lifts the lid on how deep Spain's dissatisfaction goes regarding their Wor…
29 Mar 2018, 17:02
Denny Solomona to face disciplinary panel over homophobic slur allegation
Denny Solomona is set to face an RFU panel over allegations that he used a homophobic slur.
Ian Cameron
29 Mar 2018, 8:13
Rugby Union legal battle brewing as players set to fight for right to 'data'
Legal proceedings are a very real possibility between professional rugby players and their respective clubs and unions as the issu…
Ian Cameron
29 Mar 2018, 7:59
Freak England camp injury forces Sam Jones to retire at 26
Wasps flanker Sam Jones has been forced to retire after failing to recover from a freak leg injury sustained during England camp i…
Online Editors
29 Mar 2018, 6:45
'When you get to that stage, you're there for a reason' - Williams backs Scarlets
The Scarlets have shown they have the talent to win the European Champions Cup, according to former Wales international Shane Will…
Jack Davies
29 Mar 2018, 5:56
Could Ireland add both European Club trophies to a Grand Slam? - Neil Best
It’s a big weekend for European Club Rugby this weekend and I fully expect home advantage to be a key factor. Of the quarter-fin…
Neil Best
29 Mar 2018, 5:07
Analysis: The Highlanders are the masters of chaos
Their methods revolve around creating as many destabilised situations as possible, putting the defence in scramble mode with the m…
Ben Smith
29 Mar 2018, 0:18
By the numbers: A statistical analysis of The Blues season so far
Scotty Stevenson looks at one stat that may just be the secret to the Blues hopes for a turnaround.
Scotty Stevenson
28 Mar 2018, 23:00
Pocock set for long-awaited return
Wallaby flanker David Pocock will make his long-awaited return to action this weekend after being named in Dan McKellar's Brumbies…
28 Mar 2018, 22:04
Super Rugby Week 7 - The Hard Numbers
We're into week 7 of and our first trans-tasman matchup of the season with conference leaders the Rebels hosting the Hurricanes in…
Sam Smith
28 Mar 2018, 20:59
"There was pizza on the ceiling!" - Irish star recounts Lions tour shocker
Former Ireland outside back Luke Fitzgerald has recounted his hilarious experience with former Wales loosie Andy Powell during the…
Online Editors
28 Mar 2018, 19:59
Springbok copping unfair criticism?
Stormers assistant coach Paul Feeney says wing Raymond Rhule has received some unfair criticism for his defensive play.
28 Mar 2018, 19:03
Sharks captain disappointed by his side's efforts
Defeats at the hands of the Brumbies and Rebels have seen the Durban-based Sharks drop back into the also-rans category.
Online Editors
28 Mar 2018, 18:56
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 10 - The Business of Rugby
Scotty Stevenson is joined by Simon Porter, CEO of CSM, NZ's largest sports agency. In a rare feat for the Short Ball, the boys ge…
28 Mar 2018, 18:41
Rieko moves in for Blues
Sonny Bill Williams' injury has forced Tana Umaga to shake things up in the midfield.
28 Mar 2018, 18:21
Hurricanes lock joins Kiwi exodus
Hurricanes lock Michael Fatialofa has become the latest New Zealander to announce a move north.
28 Mar 2018, 17:27
Why expansion - not expulsion - is the way forward for the Premiership
There are positives and negatives around such a move and both fans and prominent members of the media have condemned the plans, bu…
Alex Shaw
28 Mar 2018, 13:15
Barritt describes gruesome facial surgery that will allow him to face Leinster
Brad Barritt will lead holders Saracens into their European Champions Cup quarter-final with Leinster with a titanium plate in hi…
Chris Jones
28 Mar 2018, 11:42
Dorian West leaves Northampton Saints by mutual consent
Northampton Saints can confirm that forwards coach Dorian West will be leaving the Club by mutual consent at the end of the 2017/1…
Online Editors
28 Mar 2018, 11:33
Ulster duo found not guilty of rape
Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were cleared of rape charges at Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday.
Peter Thompson
28 Mar 2018, 11:15
Ulster Rugby and IRFU release statement in wake of rape trial verdict
A jury has found Ulster Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding not guilty of rape at Laganside District Court.
Online Editors
28 Mar 2018, 8:22
Erasmus calls on 11 Bulls for first Springboks camp
Rassie Erasmus has stressed the importance of coaches and players meeting to "engage and strategise" ahead of the Wales and Englan…
Peter Thompson
28 Mar 2018, 4:07
Life after rugby - Dan Leo
Former Samoa forward Dan Leo speaks about life after rugby and his work with the Pacific Rugby Player's Welfare, focusing on givin…
28 Mar 2018, 0:06
Watch: Tongan Thor escapes with warning after late hit
The Tongan Thor, otherwise known as Taniela Tupou, has escaped with a warning after commiting a reckless and dangerous late tackle…
Sam Smith
27 Mar 2018, 19:29
Super Rugby Team of the Week – Round Six
Big wins for the Hurricanes, Jaguares, Rebels, Crusaders and Chiefs in Round 6, how many from each team made the team of the week?…
Alex McLeod
27 Mar 2018, 18:48
Sky TV unlikely to be Rugby World Cup broadcaster
New Zealand's pay-TV operator Sky Network Television is 'not the preferred' bidder to broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The comp…
Online Editors
27 Mar 2018, 17:45
Sam Cane to join exclusive Chiefs club
All Blacks and Chiefs openside Sam Cane is set to join an exclusive club this Friday night against the Highlanders, becoming just …
Online Editors
27 Mar 2018, 16:11
Munster sign South African centre
Munster head coach Johann van Graan has returned to his native South Africa to make his latest signing.
Online Editors
27 Mar 2018, 12:08
Worcester Warriors sign out-half Jones from Dragons
Worcester Warriors have boosted their backline options with the loan signing of out-half Dorian Jones.
Online Editors
27 Mar 2018, 11:26
Romania player eligibility threatens country's 2019 World Cup participation
Romania's participation at the 2019 Rugby World Cup is in jeopardy, after a complaint from the Russian Rugby Federation over an al…
Nathaniel Cope
27 Mar 2018, 9:44
Controversial relegation shake-up for Premiership on the cards
London Irish could be exiled from the English Premiership for five years under a controversial proposal being put forward by the R…
Chris Jones
27 Mar 2018, 5:04
Wales international Parkes signs fresh deal with Scarlets
Scarlets and Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes has signed a new contract. New Zealand-born Parkes joined the Scarlets in December 20…
Nathaniel Cope
27 Mar 2018, 4:42
Alex Cuthbert Premiership move confirmed
Alex Cuthbert has confirmed he's leaving the Cardiff Blues for the Aviva Premiership, which appears to put an end to his chances o…
Online Editors
27 Mar 2018, 4:11
Undercooked or overworked? Who's primed for Champions Cup success - Andy Goode
Will Saracens be overtired? Will Leinster be undercooked? The contrasting approaches of clubs in the all too short period between …
Andy Goode
27 Mar 2018, 1:54
Johnny Sexton believes Ireland have a 'great system in place'
Amid all the talks of player fatigue among England's Six Nations fadeout, Ireland's flyhalf Johnny Sexton believes Ireland has a g…
Online Editors
26 Mar 2018, 21:59
Watch: Vermeulen levels Mafi with dangerous charge
The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee accepted a guilty plea from Jacques Vermeulen of the Sharks for contravening Law 9.20 - dan…
26 Mar 2018, 20:47
Chiefs face grueling run of season-defining derbies
The Chiefs put a franchise record score on the hapless Sunwolves in Tokyo, running out 61-10 winners. However, there will be no c…
Online Editors
26 Mar 2018, 19:18
Date set for Taniela Tupou judicial hearing
Following initial consideration by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee, Taniela Tupou of the Reds will appear at a SANZAAR Judi…
26 Mar 2018, 17:57
Cheika wary of Irish threat
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is preparing for an Irish assault on Aussie soil after the new champions of Europe claimed a histor…
Online Editors
26 Mar 2018, 16:19
The rather depressing statistics around Manu Tuilagi's battle for fitness
Whether you're of a superstitious bent or not, it's hard to see Manu Tuilagi as a cursed rugby player.
Ian Cameron
26 Mar 2018, 15:02
England's 2016 U20 World Champion side - where are they now?
Having enjoyed plenty of success at U20 level in recent years, England have had the luxury of an exciting pool of players to selec…
Alex Shaw
26 Mar 2018, 12:46
Northampton Saints sign hulking centre Symons
Andy Symons has become the latest player to join Northampton Saints, with the club announcing the centre’s switch from Glouceste…
Nathaniel Cope
26 Mar 2018, 8:12
Report into Premiership reveals new tackle directives have had neglible affect on concussion rate
A widescale report into the Aviva Premiership has found that concussion is now the competition's most common injury.
Ian Cameron
26 Mar 2018, 5:12
Ashton equals record in Toulon rout of Clermont
With four matches of the regular season still to play, Chris Ashton has already matched the record of 21 Top 14 tries in a campaig…
Peter Thompson
26 Mar 2018, 2:39
Watch: Tongan Thor belts Stormer, cops citing
Taniela Tupou of the Reds has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend when he appeared to deplo…
Sam Smith
25 Mar 2018, 20:27
Brumbies extend Wallaby winger
The Brumbies have announced the re-signing of Wallabies winger Henry Speight.
25 Mar 2018, 19:57
Kiwis in Europe: Fekitoa bags Toulon double
The southern French life seems to be agreeing with Malakai Fekitoa.
Campbell Burnes
25 Mar 2018, 19:02
Any Given Saturday: How competitive is Super Rugby?
While Super Rugby is still far from perfect in terms of parity, it might be a little closer than you think.
Sam Warlow
25 Mar 2018, 19:01
All Blacks cleared for Crusaders
Sam Whitelock and Ryan Crotty have been included in Scott Robertson's Crusaders squad as they prepare to travel to South Africa an…
25 Mar 2018, 16:45
Legendary Welsh prop Adam Jones announces retirement
Legendary Welsh prop Adam Jones will be hanging up his boots at the end of the season it has been revealed by both the player and …
Online Editors
25 Mar 2018, 15:04
Ford boots in-form Tigers to win over Wasps
Leicester Tigers are hovering ominously just outside the top four after beating fellow Premiership title hopefuls Wasps.
Peter Thompson
25 Mar 2018, 14:48
Itoje responds to Clive Woodward's 'out on his feet' comments
Maro Itoje said "the mind is a powerful thing" when asked about claims that he looked jaded in the Six Nations.
Peter Thompson
25 Mar 2018, 12:08
'Disaster for Tuilagi' - centre removed from pitch after yet another injury
Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi had to be removed from play after just ten minutes of his side's Premiership derby match with…
Ian Cameron
25 Mar 2018, 10:47
'Cheapshot' allegations made against Brad Thorn's Reds
Stormers coach Robbie Fleck has bemoaned the failure to punish a number of cheapshots by Reds players in their Super Rugby clash i…
Online Editors
25 Mar 2018, 10:25
Alex Cuthbert's Welsh career could be over as Premiership move a done deal - reports
It is being reported that Cardiff Blues wing Alex Cuthbert's long rumoured move to the Premiership is now a done deal.
Ian Cameron
25 Mar 2018, 7:45
World Rugby must front up over Spanish inquisition - Neil Best
The Spanish rugby journey to the cusp of World Cup qualification was close to being the story of European test rugby - second only…
Neil Best
25 Mar 2018, 5:46
Jacques Vermeulen suspended for dangerous play
Sharks player Jacques Vermeulen has been suspended following a foul play review.
Online Editors
25 Mar 2018, 4:45
Falcons rise to the occasion at St James' Park
A club-record crowd of 30,174 witnessed Newcastle Falcons win at St James' Park as Toby Flood kicked 20 points against Northampton…
Rob Lancaster
25 Mar 2018, 4:27
UAR to let European based players represent Pumas
Argentine daily newspaper La Nacion have reported that Argentinians plying their trade in Europe will be allowed to return to th…
Online Editors
24 Mar 2018, 21:50
Montpellier march on, Brive climb off the bottom
Montpellier ran in five tries to claim a bonus-point victory over Castres, maintaining their position as Top 14 leaders.
Alex Fisher
24 Mar 2018, 20:35
Cardiff maintain winning streak, Leinster beaten
Leinster suffered a surprise Pro14 defeat against Ospreys on Saturday, while Cardiff Blues won for a fifth game in a row.
Alex Fisher
24 Mar 2018, 20:33
Tongan Thor cited after reckless play
Wallabies and Reds prop Taniela Tupou could be in for a sideline stint after being cited for alleged foul play
24 Mar 2018, 19:23
Jaguares punish Lions in Argentina
Mario Ledesma's Jaguares have notched their second win of the season after a much improved performance against the Lions.
24 Mar 2018, 18:08
Stormers hold off rallying Reds at Newlands
Despite Filipo Daugunu's stunning solo try, the Reds saw their comeback bid fall short as the Stormers triumphed in Cape Town.
Rob Lancaster
24 Mar 2018, 16:27
There's been a homophobic slur allegation in the Aviva Premiership
There has been a homophobic slur allegation during today's Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors.
Ian Cameron
24 Mar 2018, 13:01
Sonny Bill Williams breaks wrist
The Auckland Blues will be without the services of All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams after he fractured his wrist.
Online Editors
24 Mar 2018, 7:37
Canes end Highlanders' winning run
Super Rugby's last unbeaten run has been broken after the Hurricanes got the better of the Highlanders.
Jack Davies
24 Mar 2018, 6:52
Naiyaravoro on how getting his bodyweight down to 124kg is paying off
Giant Waratahs wing Taquele Naiyaravoro says winning battle with his own massive bodyweight has been key in a change in his form a…
Ian Cameron
24 Mar 2018, 5:39
Warriors rampant, Weir inspires Edinburgh
There were wins for Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh and Cheetahs in Pro14 on Saturday, with Duncan Weir among the star performers.
Ben Spratt
24 Mar 2018, 4:18
Chiefs thump Sunwolves in Japan
The Chiefs have toppled the Sunwolves in Japan to pick up their third consecutive win.
Sam Warlow
24 Mar 2018, 2:21
Rebels hammer Sharks to claim top spot
The Melbourne Rebels have claimed Super Rugby's top spot after dismantling the Sharks 46-14 at AAMI Park.
23 Mar 2018, 19:25
Exeter break Bath hearts with late penalty
Exeter Chiefs moved 11 points clear at the top of the Premiership after a dramatic victory over Bath at the Recreation Ground.
Stephen Creek
23 Mar 2018, 19:06
After widespread outrage Tonga PM back tracks over ban on girls' rugby
Tonga have officially back-tracked on a ban on rugby for girls following widespread international and domestic outrage at the move…
Ian Cameron
23 Mar 2018, 17:44
Falcons' Flood fires warning to Premiership rivals
Newcastle Falcons out-half Toby Flood has tried to put the squeeze on their more established rivals, as they chase a top-four spot…
Peter Thompson
23 Mar 2018, 14:28
Romania rugby chief issues Woodward with verbal smackdown over ref controversy
The head of the Romanian Rugby Alin Petrache has lashed out at Sir Clive Woodward, after England's 2003 World Cup winning head coa…
Nathaniel Cope
23 Mar 2018, 13:00
Connacht sign second Australian in a week
Connacht Rugby have followed their signing of Australian international Kyle Godwin by picking up a former Australia Under 20 inte…
Nathaniel Cope
23 Mar 2018, 11:53
Stockdale reveals who he voted for as Six Nations player of tournament
Ireland's record-breaking winger Jacob Stockdale has revealed who he voted for as the Six Nations Player of the Championship after…
Harry West
23 Mar 2018, 11:30
After 4 years away a familiar face is returning to Welford Road
Leicester Tigers will welcome back one of their former stalwarts for next season after four years away.
Nathaniel Cope
23 Mar 2018, 11:01
Stephen Myler the latest victim of Boyd's Saints clearout
Northampton Saints fly-half Stephen Myler has announced he's leaving Franklin’s Gardens at the end of the season.
Online Editors
23 Mar 2018, 9:35
England players thrown back in at Premiership deep end
Despite concerns over a burnout, nine of the England match squad beaten by Grand Slam winners Ireland will return for the London d…
Chris Jones
23 Mar 2018, 8:01
Crusaders back to winning ways
After successive losses, the Crusaders rediscovered that winning feeling with a 33-14 victory over the Bulls in Super Rugby on Fri…
Harry West
23 Mar 2018, 7:51
Natwest 6 Nations Player of the Tournament revealed
Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale has been named the Natwest 6 Nations Player of the Championship.
Nathaniel Cope
23 Mar 2018, 7:41
Ospreys sign 120kg Georgian captain
Ospreys Rugby have added some considerable bulk to their squad with the signing of Georgian captain Giorgi Nemsadze.
Online Editors
23 Mar 2018, 5:49
Jackman's Dragons targeting Welsh-qualified Kiwi utility back
Former Scarlets utility back Michael Collins has been linked with a move to the Dragons this summer, as Bernard Jackman continues …
Alex Shaw
23 Mar 2018, 5:22
The next All Blacks bolter?
Every year, huge intrigue surrounds the announcement of the All Blacks squad ahead of the June test window. Alex McLeod identifies…
Alex McLeod
22 Mar 2018, 22:05
The Rugby Pod - Six Nations After Party
We're having a Six Nations after party and everyone's invited! Join Big Jim, Goodey, James Haskell, John Barclay, Jamie Roberts, C…
Rugby Pod
22 Mar 2018, 20:36
Queensland return for Folau?
With Wallabies star Israel Folau's future up in the air, he has emerged as a potential target for the Queensland Reds.
Online Editors
22 Mar 2018, 20:08
New-look Lions forward pack for Jaguares clash
The Lions will have a new-look forward pack when they face the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Online Editors
22 Mar 2018, 18:20
Centurion Slipper to lead rolling Reds
Reds prop James Slipper is set to bring up his Super Rugby century and will lead his side when they take on the Stormers on Saturd…
Online Editors
22 Mar 2018, 18:04
All Blacks great hanging up the boots
Former All Black Conrad Smith has confirmed his playing days are coming to an end.
Online Editors
22 Mar 2018, 17:21
Forget the Six Nations... Ireland's real test is coming this summer
Grand Slam winners Ireland still have plenty to do to demonstrate they can be genuine World Cup contenders in 2019.
Nathaniel Cope
22 Mar 2018, 16:43
Jonny Wilkinson opens up over mental demons
England's 2003 Rugby World Cup hero and all-time great flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson has opened up in a telling interview with the Expre…
Ben Smith
22 Mar 2018, 16:32
Ra's RugbyPass OE - Episode 3 - Gloucester Kiwis
Kiwi expat Ra Pomare travels to the west country of England where a fair number of proud New Zealanders (Willy Heinz, Tom Marshall…
22 Mar 2018, 16:11
England-qualified Argentine hooker signs extension with Newcastle
Newcastle Falcons have rewarded their Argentine-born hooker Santiago Socino with a new deal.
Online Editors
22 Mar 2018, 11:53
Tiger's lock Barrow to be Sainted after medical joker stint in France
Northampton Saints have just announced that Dom Barrow will join the Club in time for the 2018/19 season.
Online Editors
22 Mar 2018, 10:15
Kennedy resigns from London Irish with immediate effect
London Irish director of rugby Nick Kennedy is leaving the club with immediate effect.
Nathaniel Cope
22 Mar 2018, 9:00
Premiership unveil the perfect weapon in battle for control of English rugby
England’s top professional clubs have found the perfect weapon in their on-going battle for control of the game by appointing Ia…
Chris Jones
22 Mar 2018, 6:59
EXCLUSIVE: Joe Cokanasiga's new club revealed
Former England U20 standout Joe Cokanasiga has chosen his club for next season. The Fijian-born London Irish winger is being ho…
Alex Shaw
22 Mar 2018, 5:25
Perenara set to bring up century
TJ Perenara will become the Hurricanes' 13th centurion when he lines up against the Highlanders on Saturday.
21 Mar 2018, 23:53
McKenzie to start in No. 10 jersey
The Chiefs have arrived in Tokyo for the very first time to take on the Sunwolves at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium this Saturda…
21 Mar 2018, 23:40
Dixon earns first start of the season
Elliot Dixon has earned his first start for the 2018 season after a man of the match performance against the Crusaders.
21 Mar 2018, 20:54
Watch: Is Aaron Smith the best player in the world right now?
On this week's episode of The Short Ball, Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina discuss the form of All Blacks incumbent Aaron Smith fo…
Sam Smith
21 Mar 2018, 20:33
Late Tackle Episode 13: An Exeter cult hero and Spanish bust up
Watch as referees are once again thrown into the spotlight following a major incident in Belgium and England loose forward Don Arm…
21 Mar 2018, 20:26
Quade Cooper eyes Wallabies return
Queensland Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper said he still has hope for a Wallabies return.
Online Editors
21 Mar 2018, 20:08
Johnny Sexton recounts how he lost his Six Nations medal
Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton has shared how he lost his Six Nations medal during the aftermath of his side's Grand Slam triumph l…
Online Editors
21 Mar 2018, 19:54
Kriel brings up half century
Springbok midfielder Jesse Kriel will play his 50th Super Rugby match when the Bulls take on the Crusaders in Christchurch on Frid…
Online Editors
21 Mar 2018, 19:17
Barnes: My pick to succeed Jones
Ten-cap England flyhalf Stuart Barnes has tipped Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie as the man to succeed Eddie Jones at England's hel…
Online Editors
21 Mar 2018, 18:03
Read return still a mystery
Scott Robertson has confirmed that All Blacks captain Kieran Read is unlikely to return for the Crusaders' April 21 fixture agains…
21 Mar 2018, 17:38
Toby Flood is the latest player to criticise Eddie Jones' methods
Toby Flood thinks Eddie Jones should have managed the workload of the England players more efficiently in training during the Six …
Peter Thompson
21 Mar 2018, 17:09
Leinster boss Cullen gives verdict on Itoje
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is the latest person to weigh into the debate over the form of Maro Itoje, as his side prepare to f…
Nathaniel Cope
21 Mar 2018, 17:08
Karmichael Hunt went AWOL following arrest
Karmichael Hunt has not appeared around the Norths club during the pre-season during his suspension by the QRU, with contact betwe…
Online Editors
21 Mar 2018, 16:43
Australia's biggest thief set for Super Rugby return
The Australian openside is set for his Super Rugby return after being cleared by Brumbies medical staff following a damaged menisc…
Online Editors
21 Mar 2018, 16:14
An England XV for 2019
The natural knee-jerk reaction to a decline in form in any team is to question selection.
Ian Cameron
21 Mar 2018, 14:38
With England debrief due RFU bosses come out in defence of Eddie Jones
RFU bosses have come out and launched a staunch defence of Eddie Jones, after a dismal Six Nations saw England finish fifth.
Nathaniel Cope
21 Mar 2018, 11:44
'Central contracts' plan for England players dealt crushing blow
England rugby chief Stephen Brown today killed off any idea of central contracts for Eddie Jones’s players and admitted the earl…
Chris Jones
21 Mar 2018, 10:17
Hougaard commits to 'long-term' future and it's not in South Africa
Worcester Warriors have announced that Francois Hougaard has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new contract …
Online Editors
21 Mar 2018, 9:57
European Champions Cup returns to free-to-air television in UK and Ireland
Fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland will have access to live Champions Cup rugby as Europe’s elite club tournament makes its …
Online Editors
21 Mar 2018, 8:39
England prop Kieran Brookes' new club about to be confirmed
Following the announcement by Northampton Saints last month that Kieran Brookes would be leaving the club at the end of the season…
Alex Shaw
21 Mar 2018, 4:39
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round 5
With all seven matches completed, it’s now time for Alex McLeod to run through his Super Rugby Team of the Week.
Alex McLeod
21 Mar 2018, 1:44
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 9
Scotty and Mils join us again in the podcast studio to talk Highlanders spirit, Hurricanes power, and find out who the boys think …
20 Mar 2018, 21:39
Watch: Ben Smith obstructs Mitch Hunt conversion
Ben Smith has been embroiled in controversy after rushing up to obstruct a conversion attempt from Mitch Hunt after Jordan Taufua …
Sam Smith
20 Mar 2018, 20:39
Spanish Rugby Federation ramp up protest to World Rugby over controversial ref
The Spanish Rugby Federation has made a formal complaint to World Rugby over their Romanian referee and called for evasive action …
Online Editors
20 Mar 2018, 16:39
Struggling Stade appoint ex-Springboks coach Meyer
Heyneke Meyer has returned to coaching, taking the role at Stade Francais as the Top 14 club look to stave off relegation.
Ben Spratt
20 Mar 2018, 15:08
Connacht sign Australian international
Connacht Rugby have signed Australian international centre Kyle Godwin from Super Rugby side the Brumbies.
Online Editors
20 Mar 2018, 12:08
Former All Black Mika passes away, aged just 45
Former All Black Dylan Mika has died suddenly at the age of 45, his family have announced.
Ben Spratt
20 Mar 2018, 11:11
Henderson becomes third player in a day to sign Ireland extension
Ireland and Ulster forward Iain Henderson became the third player in a day to announce he'd signed a contract extension with the I…
Nathaniel Cope
20 Mar 2018, 10:53
North punished by Northampton over missed training session
Wales winger George North has been disciplined by his club Northampton over a missed training session ahead of their Aviva Premier…
Online Editors
20 Mar 2018, 9:57
Samoan international forced into early retirement on medical grounds
Harlequins and Samoan international centre Winston Stanley has confirmed his retirement from professional rugby with immediate eff…
Online Editors
20 Mar 2018, 9:07
Cardiff Blues announce their new head coach
Cardiff Blues have announced Danny Wilson's successor as head coach for next season and have turned to an Australian.
Online Editors
20 Mar 2018, 8:42
Tonga bans girls from playing rugby
The Tongan government is banning girls from playing rugby in public schools because of cultural restrictions.
Online Editors
20 Mar 2018, 8:23
Kearney signs new Ireland deal
Ireland and Leinster fullback Rob Kearney has become the latest player to sign a contract extension with the IRFU.
Nathaniel Cope
20 Mar 2018, 8:10
Players need to stand up and challenge Eddie Jones – Andy Goode
Ireland’s domination at Twickenham on Saturday and throughout the Six Nations showed how far they’ve come in the past year and…
Andy Goode
20 Mar 2018, 8:02
Ireland captain Best signs new contract
Ulster Rugby has announced that Ulster and Ireland captain Rory Best has signed an IRFU contract extension.
Nathaniel Cope
20 Mar 2018, 6:12
Scarlets sign Springbok number 8 Cassiem
Scarlets have confirmed that Springbok number 8 Uzair Cassiem will join the region ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Online Editors
20 Mar 2018, 5:29
Watch: Were Crusaders robbed by TMO?
The Crusaders slumped to a second defeat in a row against the Highlanders on the weekend, but were they robbed just before halftim…
Sam Smith
19 Mar 2018, 21:10
The mongrel men that make the Highlanders great
On Saturday the Highlanders reigned victorious over the Crusaders in the southern derby; Scotty Stevenson explores the metaphysica…
Scotty Stevenson
19 Mar 2018, 20:50
Anthony Watson's season is over
Bath will have to play their final five matches of 2017-18 without Anthony Watson, who has been ruled out with an Achilles injury.
Harry West
19 Mar 2018, 15:17
Samoa knew they'd be facing Spain in RWC qualifier...over 2 weeks ago
The intrigue surrounding Spain's failure to automatically qualify for the Rugby World Cup is deepening, as an article written over…
Ian Cameron
19 Mar 2018, 13:57
Six Nations XV of 2018
A Grand Slam for Ireland and a wooden spoon for Italy, despondency for England and promise for Scotland, glimpses from Wales and r…
Online Editors
19 Mar 2018, 12:44
Charnley leaves Union and returns to League
Having struggled for game time at Sale Sharks, Josh Charnley has moved back to rugby league and joined Warrington Wolves.
Nicholas McGee
19 Mar 2018, 9:32
World Rugby release statement as Belgium Spain controversy escalates
World Rugby have released a statement following the ugly scenes that marred the end of a Belgium Spain Rugby Europe Championship m…
Ian Cameron
19 Mar 2018, 9:15
Rhys Webb's season is officially over and he may never play for Wales again
The Ospreys have confirmed that Rhys Webb's season is officially over.
Ian Cameron
19 Mar 2018, 7:20
Hulking Irish wing Stockdale reveals Fijian legend he saw as role model
Jacob Stockdale must think this international rugby stuff is a bit of a lark.
Ian Cameron
19 Mar 2018, 6:27
'Little bits of luck' fueled England's winning streak – Sexton
Jonathan Sexton says the retirement of Jamie Heaslip will make him savour Ireland's Grand Slam triumph all the more.
19 Mar 2018, 5:33
Hunt handed ban and five figure fine for possessing alprazolam
Karmichael Hunt can return for the Reds and and his country after Rugby Australia (RA) completed its investigation.
Dejan Kalinic
19 Mar 2018, 5:18
Australian Club Grades Week Five
Rob Seltzer grades the Australian clubs after week five of Super Rugby.
Robert Seltzer
18 Mar 2018, 23:05
Chiefs suffer another injury blow
The Chiefs have been hit with more bad news after an injury to lock Mitchell Brown.
Online Editors
18 Mar 2018, 20:59
Sergio Parisse's greatest victories
As Italian great Sergio Parisse becomes the first player to reach 100 test defeats, we revisit some of his greatest victories.
Sam Warlow
18 Mar 2018, 20:44
Van Vuuren cops three week ban for McKenzie shot
Bulls prop Conrad van Vuuren has received a three week ban after a dangerous tackle on Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie on Friday n…
18 Mar 2018, 20:18
Kiwis in Europe: Green Slam for Aki
The adopted Irishman and Connacht midfielder was one of 55 Kiwis in action last weekend.
Campbell Burnes
18 Mar 2018, 18:55
Steve Hansen rules out England coaching gig
Incumbent All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen s off contract with New Zealand Rugby at the end of 2019, and has not given a clear i…
18 Mar 2018, 17:45
Irish star makes fan's day with heartwarming gesture
Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony gave his medal away to a big fan after helping Ireland secure their third Six Nations Grand Slam.
Online Editors
18 Mar 2018, 17:28
Toulouse topple leaders Montpellier
Montpellier suffered their seventh Top 14 loss of the season, Toulouse getting the better of the leaders.
Peter Thompson
18 Mar 2018, 16:40
How Owen Farrell's tackling stats compare to Sexton, Ford, Biggar and Russell
While some have branded England's George Ford as a defensive liability, statistics suggest that it's his midfield partner Owen Far…
Ian Cameron
18 Mar 2018, 16:02
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones to be cotton wooled
Warren Gatland will look to manage the workload of Alun Wyn Jones and other British and Irish Lions ahead of the World Cup.
Peter Thompson
18 Mar 2018, 14:29
Shock in Europe: Spanish players turn on ref as Romania qualify for RWC2019
Romania have qualified for Rugby World Cup 2019 after a dramatic finale to the Rugby Europe Championship on Sunday.
Online Editors
18 Mar 2018, 14:03
Jonny Gray breaks Joe Launchbury tackling record and other factoids
With the help of Opta, we take a look at some of the best statistics from the 2018 Six Nations.
Tom Webber
18 Mar 2018, 11:34
Ireland Grand Slam heroes don't get homecoming
Heavy snowfall in Dublin means Ireland will not celebrate their Six Nations Grand Slam at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.
Tom Webber
18 Mar 2018, 11:14
Ireland Player Ratings vs England
Ireland won a third Grand Slam in their history with a 24-15 win over England on St. Patrick’s Day. It was their first victory a…
Nathaniel Cope
18 Mar 2018, 10:57
England's Six Nations post-mortem reveals multiple pathologies
Joe Schmidt’s men secured just the third Grand Slam in Ireland’s history on Saturday afternoon, St Patrick's Day, at Twickenha…
Alex Shaw
18 Mar 2018, 10:29
LIVE: Belgium versus Spain
Last Round in Rugby Europe Championship 2018 and last qualifier round for Rugby World Cup 2019. Spain will come to Brussels to gra…
Online Editors
18 Mar 2018, 9:46
We weren't the same team that we were in November – Hartley
Despite losing three matches on the spin, England will not be knocked off their path to Rugby World Cup success, says Dylan Hartle…
Jack Davies
18 Mar 2018, 8:05
Waratahs blitz Rebels after scoring 38 unanswered points
The Waratahs trailed 20-10 at half-time but came storming home in sweltering conditions to stun the Rebels in Sydney.
Sacha Pisani
18 Mar 2018, 8:00
Twickenham boos will 'put me to sleep at night' - Jones claims
Supporters vocally expressed their disappointment with England's Six Nations demise on Saturday, but Eddie Jones will not lose any…
Iain Strachan
18 Mar 2018, 7:56
Waratahs bring Rebels back down to earth
The Melbourne Rebels suffered their first defeat of the season when they were hammered 27-51 by the Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday.
18 Mar 2018, 3:58
Chiefs resolve and reserves tested early
The Chiefs have had their resolve tested early and often, with injury crisis forcing them to adapt as they enter a new era.
Sam Warlow
18 Mar 2018, 0:33
Jones threatens World Cup cull
After England’s third straight Six Nations loss Eddie Jones has warned his squad that some may not be playing when the 2019 Wor…
Online Editors
17 Mar 2018, 23:23
Squire faces sideline spell with broken thumb
The industrious All Black left his side's thrilling derby victory over the Crusaders just before halftime.
17 Mar 2018, 21:22
Haskell quotes Will Ferrell movie as he assesses England's Six Nations
England have not done enough to be on the right side of the line between success and failure, according to James Haskell.
Jack Davies
17 Mar 2018, 20:26
Racing put pressure on leaders Montpellier as Toulon are toppled
Victory over Stade Francais moved Racing 92 to within four points of Top 14 leaders Montpellier but Toulon slipped to defeat at Oy…
Harry West
17 Mar 2018, 20:20
Reds triumph over Jaguares
For the first time in five years the Queensland Reds have secured three consecutive victories.
17 Mar 2018, 20:14
'Fitness probably won us the game' - Townsend feeling positive for the future
Despite not playing their best rugby, Scotland coach Gregor Townsend was pleased at how his side battled back to beat Italy in Rom…
Rob Lancaster
17 Mar 2018, 15:43
Wales hold off France to claim second behind Ireland
While Ireland claimed the Grand Slam, Wales earned second spot in the Six Nations with a tense win against France.
Harry West
17 Mar 2018, 15:39
England Player Ratings vs Ireland
England’s disastrous 2018 Six Nations came to a lacklustre conclusion at Twickenham today, with Ireland winning just their third…
Alex Shaw
17 Mar 2018, 15:09
Ireland had to make every moment count against England – Best
Captain Rory Best praised the entire Ireland squad after they recorded a famous 24-15 truimph over England on St Patrick's Day.
Rob Lancaster
17 Mar 2018, 14:42
Lions bounce back against Sunwolves, Stormers end miserable streak
There were wins for the Lions and the Stormers on Saturday, as the Sunwolves and the Blues stayed anchored to the bottom of the st…
Ben Spratt
17 Mar 2018, 14:29
Jones: England losing streak 'only natural'
Eddie Jones said England will "stick to the process" after they slumped to a 24-15 loss to Ireland, their third loss in a row.
Peter Thompson
17 Mar 2018, 14:07
Eddie's England suffers first home loss
It all started so well for Eddie Jones and England, but three successive defeats have halted a stunning run of form.
Jack Davies
17 Mar 2018, 13:55
Laidlaw breaks Italian hearts in Rome
Greig Laidlaw landed a 79th-minute penalty to secure Scotland a dramatic victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico.
Rob Lancaster
17 Mar 2018, 13:27
Ireland's Stockdale breaks Six Nations record against England
A seventh try of Jacob Stockdale's campaign represented a Six Nations record for the Ireland man.
Ben Spratt
17 Mar 2018, 13:25
Stockdale makes history as ruthless Ireland win Grand Slam
Ruthless Ireland claimed their third Grand Slam at Twickenham, Jacob Stockdale scoring a record-breaking try in a ruthless win ove…
Peter Thompson
17 Mar 2018, 13:16
Brumbies back to winning ways over Sharks
The Brumbies were 24-17 winners over the Sharks in their first home match of the campaign, after losing two straight matches to Au…
Peter Thompson
17 Mar 2018, 8:06
Highlanders stay unbeaten in Southern Derby classic
The Highlanders remain unbeaten after coming away with a 25-17 victory in a tight affair against the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr. Th…
Ben Smith
17 Mar 2018, 7:47
England v Ireland - Live Match Centre
In 1948, a Jack Kyle-inspired team swept all before them in the old Five Nations, while in 2009 it was a side starring another all…
Online Editors
17 Mar 2018, 5:23
France U20s secure Six Nations, have another sent from pitch
One week after having two players handed red cards, the French U20 have had another player sent from the pitch in their Six Nation…
16 Mar 2018, 22:53
Duhan at the double to boost Edinburgh's playoff hopes
Edinburgh and Cardiff Blues both claimed wins to boost their respective playoff hopes in the Pro14 on Friday.
Nicholas McGee
16 Mar 2018, 22:08
Vince Aso re-signs with Hurricanes
The New Zealand Herald have reported that young Hurricanes midfielder Vince Aso has re-signed with the Super Rugby franchise throu…
16 Mar 2018, 21:58
Bulls prop cited for late hit on McKenzie
Bulls replacement prop Conraad van Vuuren has been cited after a dangerous late tackle on Damian McKenzie.
Online Editors
16 Mar 2018, 18:21
Ruining Ireland's Grand Slam bid doesn't come into it - Moody
Lewis Moody says ending Ireland's hopes of a Grand Slam will not be England's focus in the Six Nations finale at Twickenham.
Nicholas McGee
16 Mar 2018, 13:17
Alun Wyn Jones unimpressed with Eddie Jones comments
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has said Eddie Jones' Wales slur was "probably a poor choice of words"
Peter Thompson
16 Mar 2018, 11:21
Best says Ireland need to be 'close to perfection' to beat England
Ireland captain Rory Best admits there is a lot of "nervous energy" in the camp ahead of their match against England. The Irish…
Nathaniel Cope
16 Mar 2018, 10:34
"Worst-case scenario is that England hit the ground running" - Schmidt
Joe Schmidt said it would be a "crushing scenario" if Ireland were soundly beaten by England at Twickenham.
Peter Thompson
16 Mar 2018, 9:56
"There's a certain amount of anger" - but Sinckler has found 'balance'
Prop Kyle Sinckler, who served a seven week ban for gouging this season, is one of England’s “angry” forwards who are being …
Chris Jones
16 Mar 2018, 9:03
Quiet exit for Wallaby great
One of Australia's greatest players has confirmed his time is up in Wallaby gold, inside centre Matt Giteau has predicted his las…
Online Editors
16 Mar 2018, 8:00
Sale sign 6'4, 120kg Bath ballcarrier Phillips for 'winter months'
Sale Sharks have moved to further strengthen their squad for next season by securing the signing of lock/backrow James Phillips fr…
Online Editors
16 Mar 2018, 7:52
Crusaders suffering injury crisis ahead of Southern derby
The Crusaders are dealing with an injury crisis after captain Sam Whitelock was ruled out of Saturday's Southern Derby blockbuster…
Online Editors
16 Mar 2018, 7:40
Alun Wyn Jones commits to Wales with National Dual Contract
Alun Wyn Jones has committed his future to the game in Wales after re-signing his National Dual Contract (NDC) to remain at his ho…
Online Editors
16 Mar 2018, 7:24
"We can't change a whole lot in four days" - Hartley speaks to RugbyPass
England captain Dylan Hartley is back in the England side to face Ireland in their final Natwest 6 Nations at Twickenham on Saturd…
Nathaniel Cope
16 Mar 2018, 7:06
The Breakdown: Wales 96% lineout success and other statistics ahead of Super Saturday
As the final round of the 2018 Six Nations approaches, we take an Opta-powered peek at what to expect as Ireland chase the Grand S…
Harry West
16 Mar 2018, 6:36
Chiefs fight back to win thriller against Bulls
The Bulls led at half-time but the Chiefs fought back to claim a thrilling Super Rugby victory in Waikato.
16 Mar 2018, 6:25
From Borneo Eagle to Grand Slam contender
By Saturday Ireland will have arrived at the last link. Since Jonny Sexton’s very late drop goal in Paris, it has felt that Irel…
Neil Best
16 Mar 2018, 5:58
The Hard Numbers - Super Rugby Week 5
Let's take a look again at all the key stats ahead of this weekend so as to put our best foot forward with the bookies.
Sam Warlow
15 Mar 2018, 22:45
The Rugby Pod - Irish Takeover
Goodey dials in from the all you can eat buffet in Dubai to call for the head of George Ford, while Irishman Brendan Macken stands…
Rugby Pod
15 Mar 2018, 20:41
McKellar rings changes for Sharks clash
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar has made six changes as his side tries to get their season back on track against the Sharks at GI…
15 Mar 2018, 18:35
Lions look to rebound against Sunwolves
Franco Mostert will lead the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday when they host the Sunwolves in round five of Super Rugby.
15 Mar 2018, 17:49
Stormers battling flu ahead of Blues game
Several players and members of the Stormers management team have been struck down with a serious flu virus.
15 Mar 2018, 17:29
Blues name largely unchanged side for Stormers clash
Tana Umaga has made one injury-forced change to his side for their week five clash against the Stormers.
15 Mar 2018, 16:36
"Are you questioning his integrity?" Jones on assistant ref controversy
World Rugby have made the decision to withdraw an assistant referee from the England Ireland game at Twickenham after it was revea…
Nathaniel Cope
15 Mar 2018, 13:52
England vs Ireland: Player-vs-player preview ratings
From Grand Slam hopefuls gunning for a historic third-successive title to trying to salvage anything from a disastrous campaign, E…
Alex Shaw
15 Mar 2018, 12:37
Saints sign former All Black
World-Cup winner Ben Franks will join Northampton Saints for a new era under Chris Boyd next season.
15 Mar 2018, 12:10
Video - 'It's dead' - Jones faces the press following derogatory comments
Comments from Eddie Jones may have irritated Ireland, but the England coach does not believe they will provide additional motivati…
Christopher Devine
15 Mar 2018, 11:20
Parisse to equal O'Driscoll record
Italy's one change to face Scotland sees Jake Polledri set for an international debut, while Sergio Parisse reaches another landma…
Harry West
15 Mar 2018, 10:17
'We need to get on the front foot against Ireland' - Jones swings axe
Owen Farrell and Richard Wigglesworth will be England's starting half-backs against Ireland after George Ford and Danny Care were …
15 Mar 2018, 10:04
Ireland team to face England in Twickenham showdown named
Joe Schmidt has named his starting XV to face England at Twickenham in their Grand Slam decider this Saturday.
Online Editors
15 Mar 2018, 9:54
Northampton Saints sign All Black prop Franks
Northampton Saints have confirmed that Ben Franks will be joining the club from the 2018/19 season.
Online Editors
15 Mar 2018, 9:14
Eddie Jones names England team to face Ireland
England head coach Eddie Jones has named his side to play Ireland at Twickenham Stadium (Saturday 17 March 2:45pm KO).
Online Editors
15 Mar 2018, 9:00
Gatland names Wales team for France
After making 10 changes to his XV to face Italy, Warren Gatland has made another seven as Wales prepare to host France in the Six …
Harry West
15 Mar 2018, 8:36
France team named - Bastareaud to captain
With regular captain Guilhem Guirado injured, bruising centre Mathieu Bastareaud will lead France in their Six Nations clash with …
Harry West
15 Mar 2018, 7:34
Is France proving that private ownership concerns are overblown?
Despite all the fanfare, the French national team will play off for second place in this year’s Six Nations, after pipping Engla…
Ben Smith
15 Mar 2018, 5:02
Late Tackle: A Greek and a Scot walk into a bar
Harlequins flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis opens up about his comeback from a life threatening throat injury and The Rugby Pod's Jim Ha…
Online Editors
15 Mar 2018, 4:32
Crusaders lose Crotty for Highlanders clash
The Crusaders have lost midfield standout Ryan Crotty for their southern derby against the Highlanders.
15 Mar 2018, 0:57
Ireland in talks for Chicago return
Reports out of Ireland say the Six Nations champions look set to return to Chicago's Soldier Field where their historic defeat of …
Online Editors
14 Mar 2018, 22:32
Highlanders gear up for South Island derby
Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger has named a near-full strength side for the upcoming South Island derby against the Crusaders.
14 Mar 2018, 21:26
Watch - Spanish team deliver rousing pre-match speech
World Rugby have released footage of the inspiring team talk delivered before Spain's 84-10 thumping of Germany.
Online Editors
14 Mar 2018, 20:28
Former All Black stunned by animal abuse at annual event
Former All Blacks prop Steve McDowall has said he was unaware of any animal abuse before competing in an annual elephant polo tou…
14 Mar 2018, 18:59
Damian McKenzie returns to fullback for Chiefs
Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has named All Black Damian McKenzie at fullback when they host the Bulls in Hamilton on Friday.
Online Editors
14 Mar 2018, 18:32
Eddie Jones apologises 'unreservedly' as footage emerges of offensive remarks
Eddie Jones has apologised as footage emerges of the England coach referring to the Irish as 'scummy' in a seminar.
Online Editors
14 Mar 2018, 16:14
Hartley and Daly could potentially face Ireland
Eddie Jones will be able to call on captain Dylan Hartley and back Elliot Daly for the encounter with Ireland at Twickenham.
Peter Thompson
14 Mar 2018, 15:29
Samoa, Canada and Romania facing World Cup nightmare scenario
There's going to be a major casualty in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup in Japan as it's highly likely that after this weekend's…
Ian Cameron
14 Mar 2018, 14:49
BBC presenter questions RFU's 'no losers' childrens rugby policy
BBC Sports journalist Sonja McLaughlan has questioned a RFU policy in which there are no winners or losers in games played by chil…
Ian Cameron
14 Mar 2018, 12:00
Scotland make 5 changes for Italy
Gregor Townsend has welcomed Tommy Seymour and Richie Gray back from injuries for Scotland's Six Nations finale against Italy.
Tom Webber
14 Mar 2018, 8:37
Confirmed - Jamie Roberts is leaving Harlequins for Bath
Bath Rugby have announced the signing of centre Jamie Roberts, who will join the club at the end of the season.
Ian Cameron
14 Mar 2018, 8:24
England issue dreary prognosis on both Lawes and Hughes knee injuries
Both Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes season's are effectively over as the pair face knee surgery this week.
Ian Cameron
14 Mar 2018, 8:06
Length of Premiership season and Lions tour behind England woes claims Moody
Lewis Moody thinks a lengthy Premiership season and the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand have taken their toll on Engla…
Tom Webber
14 Mar 2018, 7:30
World Cup might not be enough to keep Folau in Union
A place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup might not be enough to stop Australia full-back Israel Folau from switching codes.
Tom Webber
14 Mar 2018, 6:26
Kwagga Smith turns his back on Sevens
Openside Kwagga Smith is turning his back on Sevens to pursue a career in XVs full time it has been revealed.
Online Editors
14 Mar 2018, 6:22
Five coaches who could solve England's attacking woes
Just over two years since Eddie Jones and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) halted their search for a permanent attack coach, the Aus…
Alex Shaw
14 Mar 2018, 6:05
Teimana Harrison gets short ban for head butt
Teimana Harrison has been banned for a headbutt after appearing before an RFU disciplinary panel.
Ian Cameron
14 Mar 2018, 5:16
Hurricanes Playbook - Jordie Barrett's banana split
His timing on the ball at pace makes him a dangerous option runner for the Hurricanes, who are finding more ways to inject him int…
Ben Smith
14 Mar 2018, 4:06
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 8
This week Mils and Scotty discuss one giant Stormer, how the Crusaders got caught in the eye of a fiery Hurricanes side, a pricey …
13 Mar 2018, 21:51
Eddie Jones must not become dependent on same group of players - Moody
Lewis Moody tells Omnisport that Eddie Jones should experiment more to better prepare England for the Rugby World Cup.
Jack Davies
13 Mar 2018, 17:40
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round 4
Round four of Super Rugby has come to a close, with all seven matches completed, it’s now time to run through the Super Rugby te…
Alex McLeod
13 Mar 2018, 17:10
The fear of Joe Schmidt
Paul O'Connell's famous 'fear of God speech' from 2007 may just be a distant memory, but a fear still permeates the Irish rugby dr…
Online Editors
13 Mar 2018, 14:26
Rugby's most unwanted records
The bitter taste of defeat is familiar to some more than others but no one is more in need of a refreshing palate cleanser than Se…
Graham Jenkins
13 Mar 2018, 7:50
Twickenham set for Irish invasion with tickets selling for up to £4,400
With Ireland chasing only their third Grand Slam since 1948, Twickenham is bracing itself for an Irish invasion on St.Patricks da…
Online Editors
13 Mar 2018, 7:03
Armand ready to answer England call
A Six Nations England call-up for Don Armand meant a change of plans for his daughter.
Peter Hanson
13 Mar 2018, 6:05
Leicester cult hero on the move
According to a report in The Rugby Paper, Leicester’s versatile front-rower Logovi’i Mulipola could be on his way out of Welfo…
Alex Shaw
13 Mar 2018, 6:00
Watch: Hurricanes cause headache for Crusaders
New Zealand continues to lead the rugby world, not just in the rankings, but in the implementation of HIAs. The Six Nations has on…
Sam Smith
12 Mar 2018, 19:51
Analysis: How Ireland's switch plays hoodwinked Scotland
Ireland’s attacking game was multi-faceted. They varied their attack using the kicking game of Sexton and Murray, the forward pa…
Ben Smith
12 Mar 2018, 13:47
'We've got the best players here' - Jones won't swing axe
Eddie Jones has defended his England side after defeats to Scotland and France blew their hopes of a Six Nations title defence.
Jack Davies
12 Mar 2018, 12:15
Townsend adds five players to Scotland squad for Italy clash
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has brought in five players for their 2018 Natwest 6 Nations game with Italy, as they seek to …
Ben Spratt
12 Mar 2018, 11:53
Ireland have just taken a significant step up the World Rugby rankings
Six Nations champions Ireland have moved up to second in the World Rugby rankings, ahead of their Grand Slam match with England.
Nathaniel Cope
12 Mar 2018, 11:33
Copeland signs for Connacht
Connacht Rugby have raided provincial rivals Munster to sign back row Robin Copeland.
Online Editors
12 Mar 2018, 11:11
Video: Gatland reopens North debate at Northampton
Warren Gatland has reopened the debate over George North's club future at Northampton. Northampton's Director of Rugby Alan Gaf…
Nathaniel Cope
12 Mar 2018, 9:59
Ireland statement on Cian Healy throws fuel on fire of controversy
Despite a mounting controversy over the weekend surrounding footage which suggested Cian Healy played on despite suffering a head …
Ian Cameron
12 Mar 2018, 8:53
Six U18s players that are primed for rapid Premiership rises
The top six U18 teams in England met at Allianz Park on Sunday to decide the final standings for the 2018 season, and there was pl…
Alex Shaw
12 Mar 2018, 8:25
Video: O'Shea gets shirty when confronted about Italy's dire campaign
Italy head coach Conor O'Shea got defensive over Italy's Natwest 6 Nations progress after their loss against Wales. They've los…
Ben Spratt
12 Mar 2018, 7:19
Blues triumph as Australians struggle - Winners and Losers Week Four
The Blues and Jaguares get their first wins, Akira Ioane goes beastmode and two of Australia's best are struggling in this week's …
Sam Warlow
11 Mar 2018, 22:48
Watch: Akira Ioane turns on Man of the Match performance for the Blues
Akira Ioane already has 4 tries to his name this season and is building nicely ahead of All Blacks selection for the 3 match serie…
11 Mar 2018, 21:07
Australian Club Grades - Super Rugby Week Four
Three weeks into competition for the Australian teams and the conference has been full of surprises.
Robert Seltzer
11 Mar 2018, 20:56
NZR announce landmark Black Ferns deal
New Zealand Rugby and the New Zealand Rugby Players Association have announced a landmark deal for New Zealand’s national women…
11 Mar 2018, 20:24
Kiwis in Europe - Parkes and Anscombe star for Wales
Kiwi-born Wales backs Hadleigh Parkes and Gareth Anscombe shine for Warren Gatland's Wales side in this week's edition of Kiwis in…
Campbell Burnes
11 Mar 2018, 19:30
Sergio Parisse approaches rare milestone
Italy's 38-14 defeat at the hands of Wales brings Sergio Parisse just one test loss shy of 100.
11 Mar 2018, 18:45
Umaga heaps praise on gutsy Blues
Blues head coach Tana Umaga was full of praise for his team's fighting spirit which saw them register their first victory of the s…
Online Editors
11 Mar 2018, 18:13
Spain tear Germany apart in front of 15,000 crowd
Spain are one win away from a place at Rugby World Cup 2019 after recording a comprehensive 84-10 win over Germany in front of Kin…
Online Editors
11 Mar 2018, 15:27
'Sometimes we look outstanding, other times not so much' - Gatland
Wales easily saw off Italy on Sunday despite making 10 changes, to the delight of head coach Warren Gatland.
Ben Spratt
11 Mar 2018, 15:21
Don Armand named in 32 man England squad as two casualties confirmed
England head coach Eddie Jones has named a 32 man squad to begin preparations for England’s final NatWest 6 Nations match agains…
Online Editors
11 Mar 2018, 14:53
Stade end miserable losing run, Toulouse collapse
Stade Francais' five-match losing run in the Top 14 came to an end on Sunday, while Toulouse missed the chance to take second.
Ben Spratt
11 Mar 2018, 14:47
North double gets much-changed Wales back to winning ways
Wales moved up to second in the Six Nations standings with a bonus-point victory over Italy, George North getting two tries.
Tom Webber
11 Mar 2018, 13:39
There's a growing controversy surrounding an incident involving Cian Healy
A global concussion advocate is among those levelling criticism at rugby following an on-field incident involving Cian Healy, in w…
Ian Cameron
11 Mar 2018, 12:43
Wales debutant's freakish breakdown stats are the best in Europe
Today James Davies will win his first cap for Wales and many Welsh fans think it's long overdue.
Ian Cameron
11 Mar 2018, 7:54
Singapore Sevens: Home of the underdog
The Singapore Sevens are back for 2018, and 16 more teams will be hoping for a fairytale ending.
Sam Warlow
11 Mar 2018, 5:32
Rest England players before they are flogged to death... and bring back Tuilagi
After an impressive performance in Dublin stretched Ireland’s lead at the top of the Six Nations table to 10 points, England nee…
Alex Shaw
11 Mar 2018, 5:29
Video - The game's changing and we're 'failing to cope' - Jones
England conceded more penalties in a match since Eddie Jones took charge against France and the head coach knows what needs to cha…
11 Mar 2018, 5:12
"Honey Badger" reportedly Australia's next Bachelor
Holy tomorrow, how good! Former Wallabies winger and post-match interview goldmine Nick Cummins could be Australia's next Bachelo…
Online Editors
10 Mar 2018, 22:33
Report: Black Ferns set to cash in
The New Zealand Herald have reported that tomorrow will see the announcement of a new agreement rewarding New Zealand's national w…
Online Editors
10 Mar 2018, 22:10
Jaguares triumph as Waratahs' struggles continue
The Jaguares have secured their first win of the season after trampling the struggling Waratahs in Buenos Aires.
Online Editors
10 Mar 2018, 20:28
Jones insists beaten England in 'learning period'
After seeing his side suffer a second successive Six Nations defeat, England coach Eddie Jones said: "We're learning from these ga…
Christopher Devine
10 Mar 2018, 15:37
Blues stun table topping Lions
The Blues converted a last-minute try against the Lions to snatch their first Super Rugby victory of the season from the jaws of d…
Stephen Creek
10 Mar 2018, 14:53
Sexton fires word of warning ahead of England Grand Slam match
Johnny Sexton has delivered a stern word of warning to his Ireland teammates. He's urged them to not get carried away by Six Na…
Nathaniel Cope
10 Mar 2018, 14:51
England defeat ensures Ireland win Six Nations
England needed a bonus-point win in Paris to deny Ireland the Six Nations title, but Eddie Jones' men were beaten 22-16 by France.
Christopher Devine
10 Mar 2018, 14:34
England Player Ratings vs France
England failed to rebound from their Calcutta Cup loss, going down 22-16 to France in Paris, with Ireland being crowned Six Nation…
Alex Shaw
10 Mar 2018, 13:49
Ireland player ratings - how they fared against Scotland
Ireland won their 14th Championship after a four-try 28-8 win over Scotland in Dublin on Saturday. Nathaniel Cope rates how t…
Nathaniel Cope
10 Mar 2018, 13:49
Ireland win 2018 Six Nations as England fall in France
Ireland are the 2018 Six Nations Champions as England were handed their second defeat of the tournament at the hands of France in …
Online Editors
10 Mar 2018, 13:34
Ireland started to doubt themselves against Scotland - Murray
Ireland are on course for a first Grand Slam since 2009 and Conor Murray is beginning to believe.
Jack Davies
10 Mar 2018, 13:11
Magnificent Montpellier retain Top 14 lead with Racing thrashing
Defeat to Racing 92 would have seen Montpellier deposed as Top 14 leaders, but Vern Cotter's men made a statement with a bonus-poi…
Christopher Devine
10 Mar 2018, 12:11
Ireland pile pressure on England with bonus-point win
England need to beat France and score four tries following Ireland's Six Nations win against Scotland in Dublin.
Jack Davies
10 Mar 2018, 12:09
Ireland smother Scotland as Grand Slam train steams towards Twickenham
Ireland's Grand Slam dream remains firmly on track after they downed Scotland in a muscular display at the Aviva Stadium.
Online Editors
10 Mar 2018, 11:12
Ireland v Scotland - a title on the line for both sides
Ireland can win the Six Nations this weekend, however Scotland can keep their Championship hopes alive with a victory in Dublin.
Nathaniel Cope
10 Mar 2018, 8:01
Beauden Barrett reaches Super Rugby milestone in Canes win
The Hurricanes' second win of the Super Rugby season saw Beauden Barrett and Ben May reach personal milestones.
10 Mar 2018, 6:44
Scottish rugby, like Marti Pellow, was big in the 90s - Neil Best
There’s been a real effort this week to hype up Scotland’s visit to Dublin. The Scottish rugby renaissance is once again being…
Neil Best
10 Mar 2018, 5:20
Big Interview - Stephen Ferris on why Scotland will struggle to beat Ireland
Jim Hamilton and Stephen Ferris sat down in the RugbyPass Dublin offices to look ahead to today's must-win game for both Ireland a…
Peteso Cannon
10 Mar 2018, 5:01
Jacob Stockdale joins The Rugby Pod
The Six Nations’ leading try scorer Jacob ‘The Mountain Goat’ Stockdale joins us to discuss his rapid rise to international …
Rugby Pod
10 Mar 2018, 3:49
U20 Six Nations clash marred by double red card
France's loss to England in the U20 Six Nations has been marred by a double red card.
Online Editors
09 Mar 2018, 22:14
Just a number: Average ages of starting positions in Super Rugby
Esportif Intelligence have compiled and released the average ages of every starting position for New Zealand, Australian and South…
Online Editors
09 Mar 2018, 20:53
O'Brien suffers another injury setback
Irish star Sean O'Brien's comeback from injury lasted less than half an hour.
09 Mar 2018, 19:06
A closer look at NZR's Harlequins partnership
When New Zealand Rugby and Harlequins announced they had formed a unique agreement, new grounds within the realm of rugby had been…
Alex McLeod
09 Mar 2018, 18:43
'Outstanding' Wales are not disrespecting Italy, insists O'Shea
Wales may have made 10 changes to their team for the visit of Italy, but that is not a sign of disrespect according to Conor O'She…
Ben Spratt
09 Mar 2018, 15:38
Bisegni returns in only Italy change
Conor O'Shea has made just one change to his starting XV for Italy's trip to Wales in the Six Nations, with Giulio Bisegni coming …
Peter Hanson
09 Mar 2018, 15:19
It's confirmed... Kidney and Kiss reunite at London Irish
Having enjoyed major success with Ireland, Declan Kidney and Les Kiss will team up at Premiership strugglers London Irish.
Peter Hanson
09 Mar 2018, 15:15
Allister Coetzee lands head coach job in Japan
Former Springboks coach Allister Coetzee has been named as the new coach of Japanese club Canon Eagles.
Online Editors
09 Mar 2018, 11:14
Eddie Jones overstepped the mark - O'Driscoll
This time last year England were 1 win away from back-to-back Grand Slams, as well as a Tier 1 record of 19 consecutive victories.
Online Editors
09 Mar 2018, 9:44
Rebels and Highlanders cruise to big Super Rugby wins
Reece Hodge starred as the Rebels raced to yet another big Super Rugby win, seeing off conference rivals Brumbies on Friday.
Ben Spratt
09 Mar 2018, 9:03
Bristol's recruitment spree continues
Despite Bristol announcing nine new signings back in January, as well as the high-profile addition of Charles Piutau earlier in th…
Alex Shaw
09 Mar 2018, 5:55
New Zealand Rugby GM calls time
New Zealand Rugby General Manager Neil "Sos" Sorensen has has resigned after 17 years at NZR and will officially leave the organis…
Online Editors
08 Mar 2018, 21:24
Wallabies prop Tupou re-signs with Reds
The Reds have re-signed Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou until at least the end of the 2020 season.
Dejan Kalinic
08 Mar 2018, 20:55
Sharks and Sunwolves ring changes
Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has made a number of changes to his matchday 23, while Jamie Joseph's starting side has just fou…
Online Editors
08 Mar 2018, 17:57
Thorn shuffles backline for Bulls match
The Reds have made one personnel change and three positional shifts in the backline for their Super Rugby match against the Bulls …
Online Editors
08 Mar 2018, 17:40
Damian McKenzie re-signs with NZR
Young All Black Damian McKenzie has signed a new deal with New Zealand Rugby, recommitting to the All Blacks and Chiefs through 2…
08 Mar 2018, 16:45
Report: Beauden Barrett has received $3.4m offer from French club
Sydney's Daily Telegraph have reported that All Blacks five eighth Beauden Barrett has been offered a deal that would make him ru…
Online Editors
08 Mar 2018, 16:36
Blues get All Black boost for South Africa trip
Four test All Black George Moala has been dropped from Tana Umaga's midfield.
Online Editors
08 Mar 2018, 15:44
Schmidt takes a cut at critics of Ireland's style
Ireland's style is entertaining, insists Joe Schmidt, who believes others are not forming their own opinions of the Six Nations le…
Ben Spratt
08 Mar 2018, 13:04
Defensive May denies complacency allegations
Jonny May has rubbished suggestions that England were complacent against Scotland, as Eddie Jones' side gear up for France clash.
Ben Spratt
08 Mar 2018, 9:12
Ireland name team for Scotland game
Ireland have named their team for their Natwest 6 Nations game with Scotland on Saturday.
Nathaniel Cope
08 Mar 2018, 8:49
Declan Kidney being lined up by London Irish
Former Ireland coaching duo Declan Kidney and Les Kiss are being lined up to take over at London Irish according to reports.
Nathaniel Cope
08 Mar 2018, 6:10
France vs England: Player-vs-Player Ratings
Will France build on their victory over Italy or will England bounce back from their Calcutta Cup loss?
Alex Shaw
08 Mar 2018, 5:45
France name side for England clash
France head coach Jacques Brunel has named his side to face England in the Natwest 6 Nations on Saturday
Ben Spratt
08 Mar 2018, 4:38
Breaking barriers and earning respect - Alphonsi wants to use her journey to inspire new talent
Maggie Alphonsi feels there has been a shift in attitude toward's women in sport and the World Cup winner wants to inspire new tal…
Peter Hanson
08 Mar 2018, 4:34
England team for France named
England head coach Eddie Jones has named his side to play France in Paris
Online Editors
08 Mar 2018, 4:16
All Black returns for Crusaders
Two All Blacks return to the Crusaders side ahead of their week four match against the Hurricanes.
07 Mar 2018, 22:42
Former teammate reveals Brad Thorn is no chicken
Retired rugby league star Justin Hodges has revealed that you shouldn't get in the way of Queensland Reds head coach Brad Thorn wh…
Online Editors
07 Mar 2018, 20:04
Sam Warburton haunted by series draw
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has said he will be dealing with his side's series draw with New Zealand for the res…
Online Editors
07 Mar 2018, 19:44
Lions' Springbok star Kriel suffers surgery setback
The Lions' Springbok flanker Jaco Kriel faces an extended stay on the sideline following unsuccessful shoulder surgery.
07 Mar 2018, 18:02
Rebels get three Wallabies back for Brumbies derby
David Wessels welcomes back three Wallabies as his Rebels side try to win three matches in a row for the first time in franchise h…
Online Editors
07 Mar 2018, 17:20
Carnage at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens - Day 2
We sent local legend Jaybor Staunton along to the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens to capture the mood of the event and we believe he ha…
Jaybor Staunton
07 Mar 2018, 16:59
Barrett set to reach milestone against Crusaders
Beauden Barrett is set to become the 12th player in franchise history to notch 100 caps for the Hurricanes when his side takes on …
Online Editors
07 Mar 2018, 16:34
Robbie Fleck mixes it up for Highlanders clash
The Highlanders and Stormers have named their sides ahead of their week four clash at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday.
Online Editors
07 Mar 2018, 16:08
Townsend reacts to Eddie Jones abuse
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has criticised the abuse hurled at England head coach Eddie Jones by Scotland rugby fans.
Nathaniel Cope
07 Mar 2018, 14:06
Forget England, Ireland vs All Blacks is the test of 2018
The billing of England vs All Blacks looked to be the ultimate showdown of the two superpowers of North & South. The two nations w…
Ben Smith
07 Mar 2018, 13:25
Gatland reveals offer he's made George North in wake of Saints controversy
Wales headcoach Warren Gatland has revealed the details of an offer he made George North in light of the fallout after interim coa…
Ian Cameron
07 Mar 2018, 13:23
Whisper it quietly...Toomua should play at 10 for Tigers
Whisper it quietly, but Matt Toomua could be a longer-term option at 10 for Leicester Tigers.
Ian Cameron
07 Mar 2018, 12:39
Western Force to play World Series Rugby
Andrew Forrest has lined up a series of invitational matches involving a mix of international and club teams for the exiled Weste…
Online Editors
07 Mar 2018, 12:27
Faletau to captain Wales on return
Taulupe Faletau will lead Wales for the first time as he returns to the starting line-up as captain for Sunday’s NatWest 6 Natio…
Online Editors
07 Mar 2018, 6:08
Scotland name team for Ireland clash
Scotland have named their team for Saturday's Natwest 6 Nations game against Ireland in Dublin.
Nathaniel Cope
07 Mar 2018, 6:03
England face battle to keep Eddie Jones beyond 2019 World Cup
England could have a battle on their hands to keep head coach Eddie Jones beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup, despite him recently si…
Online Editors
07 Mar 2018, 5:38
The four changes England need to make ahead of this weekend – Andy Goode
One defeat away against a team that raises their game for that match above all others doesn’t make England a bad team but it did…
Andy Goode
07 Mar 2018, 2:48
Julian Savea 2.0: The quest for the All Blacks right wing job
The rise of Rieko Ioane as the new wunderkid sensation last year forced a relatively young 26-year old Julian Savea back to Mitre …
Ben Smith
07 Mar 2018, 0:02
The Hard Numbers - Super Rugby Week 4
Let's take a look again at all the key stats ahead of this weekend so as to put our best foot forward with the bookies. Today I la…
Sam Smith
06 Mar 2018, 18:13
Video: "How do you eat an elephant?" - Furlong tries to quash Grand Slam hype
'Grand Slam' - the two words that are not being uttered around Ireland's training base at Carton House - among the players and coa…
Nathaniel Cope
06 Mar 2018, 16:29
Hurricanes announce new Head Coach
The Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby have announced Chris Boyd's replacement for the 2019 Super Rugby season.
Online Editors
06 Mar 2018, 15:03
The complex and deep-seated factors underpinning England's breakdown malaise
The fallout from England’s loss to Scotland at Murrayfield is nothing new. There are exceptions, but for the most part, Engl…
Alex Shaw
06 Mar 2018, 14:37
Varndell leaves Bristol for Scarlets
Tom Varndell has swapped the Championship for the Pro14 after agreeing to leave Bristol for Scarlets.
Peter Hanson
06 Mar 2018, 13:42
O'Driscoll gives his verdict on Ireland's Grand Slam bid
Ireland are the only side left in this year's Natwest 6 Nations who can complete a Grand Slam and Brian O'Driscoll spoke about the…
Russell Greaves
06 Mar 2018, 11:15
Tapuai leaves Bath for Premiership rivals
Australia centre Ben Tapuai is leaving Bath at the end of the season after two years at the club, to join a Premiership rival.
Online Editors
06 Mar 2018, 10:58
Solomans strengthens Worcester backroom team with former Ulster head coach
Worcester Warriors continued apace with their preparations for next season with the announcement of their new Attack & Backs Coach…
Online Editors
06 Mar 2018, 10:24
Injuries hit the England team ahead of the France clash
England have picked up three injuries ahead of their Natwest 6 Nations game with France in Paris on Saturday.
Nathaniel Cope
06 Mar 2018, 9:15
Tom Vardell in shock move to Wales
Bristol winger Tom Varndell is expected to complete a shock move to Wales for the rest of the season.
Nathaniel Cope
06 Mar 2018, 7:19
2019 Rugby World Cup tickets oversubscribed - here's how to get yours
Tickets for the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been three-times oversubscribed it was revealed by World Rugby, leaving fans sweating to…
Online Editors
06 Mar 2018, 6:55
Two All Blacks set to join Boyd at Northampton
Two fellow Kiwis could be on their way to join Chris Boyd at Aviva Premiership club Northampton according to reports.
Alex Shaw
06 Mar 2018, 4:29
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 7
Scotty and Mils chat with NZ referees boss Bryce Lawrence about dangerous tackles, how New Zealand referees are faring in Super Ru…
06 Mar 2018, 3:42
Jones ponders breaking up Ford-Farrell partnership
George Ford and Owen Farrell are not certain starters for England's clash with France, says coach Eddie Jones.
Peter Hanson
05 Mar 2018, 23:00
Watch: The inconvenient truth behind George North's Saints statistics
George North hit the headlines over the past few days, following comments made by Alan Gaffney to BBC Radio Northampton.
Peteso Cannon
05 Mar 2018, 14:43
'I wouldn't get on the train again' - incident won't derail Jones
England coach Eddie Jones accepts abuse is part of his job, but is keen for the attention to turn to his side's clash with France.
Peter Hanson
05 Mar 2018, 12:59
Zac Guildford returning to Europe after Super Rugby snub
Troubled former All Black Zac Guildford will return to European Rugby after failing to secure a Super Rugby contract.
Ian Cameron
05 Mar 2018, 12:51
Eddie Jones likens Bastareaud to 130kg hybrid of two Wallaby and All Black greats
Eddie Jones believes Mathieu Bastareaud is a potent combination of Wallaby great George Smith and All Black star Sonny Bill Willia…
Chris Jones
05 Mar 2018, 10:58
Expect an emotionless England in Paris - Underhill
England know what they need to do to get back to winning ways in this year's Six Nations tournament.
Online Editors
05 Mar 2018, 10:52
Pro14 bound Juan Pablo Socino exits Falcons
Newcastle Falcons centre Juan Pablo Socino will be leaving the club at the end of the current season to join Pro 14 side Edinburgh…
Online Editors
05 Mar 2018, 10:29
Furlong and Henderson back in the fray
Furlong and Henderson missed Ireland's 37-27 victory over Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 24 with hamstring problems sustai…
Alex Fisher
05 Mar 2018, 9:45
Scotland get 6'10, 128kg Six Nations boost
Richie Gray could make his first appearance of the 2018 Six Nations after being named in Scotland's squad to face Ireland in round…
Alex Fisher
05 Mar 2018, 6:20
Top 10 Northern Hemisphere signings for seaon 2018-19
With much of the transfer business now concluded in the northern hemisphere, we thought we would look at the 10 most influential s…
Alex Shaw
05 Mar 2018, 6:17
Jono Gibbes new man in charge for Waikato
Just days after the announcement that he is leaving Pro14 side Ulster at the end of the season, Jono Gibbes has been appointed as …
Online Editors
04 Mar 2018, 21:43
Rebels on a roll - Winners and Losers Week Three
The Rebels are rewriting their record books, the Hurricanes are all about small victories and the Blues fail to deliver in this we…
Sam Warlow
04 Mar 2018, 21:25
High praise for "unreal" Lions lock
Lions head coach Swys de Bruin was full of praise for Franco Mostert's versatility during their 49-35 win over the Bulls in Pretor…
Online Editors
04 Mar 2018, 20:39
Australian Super Rugby Grades - Week Three
Here are how the Australian teams fared in Week 3 of Super Rugby.
Robert Seltzer
04 Mar 2018, 17:18
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round Three
Round three of the 2018 Super Rugby season has drawn to a close, and a variety of players stood out amongst the crowd with some po…
Alex McLeod
04 Mar 2018, 17:06
Kiwis in Europe - Woodward firing for Gloucester
72 Kiwis were a part of the weekend's action up north.
Campbell Burnes
04 Mar 2018, 16:47
What the George North Northampton Saints controversy tells us about professional rugby
It is difficult to ascertain exactly what the trouble on the Northern Line is without the benefit of first-hand experience or insi…
Dan Johansson
04 Mar 2018, 15:05
It has taken 17 games but Bristol have finally lost a Championship match
Star studded Bristol Rugby have lost their first game of the Championship, going down 34-38 to the Jersey Reds at Ashton Gate.
Ian Cameron
04 Mar 2018, 14:25
Botica inspires as Oyonnax win again
Ben Botica ensured Oyonnax built on their win at Clermont with another victory that boosted their unlikely Top14 survival bid.
Ben Spratt
04 Mar 2018, 14:07
Champions Chiefs move seven points clear with win over Sarries
Exeter Chiefs boosted their Premiership title defence with a victory over Saracens that saw the beaten side fall to third in the t…
Ben Spratt
04 Mar 2018, 14:06
Eddie Jones defends himself following Clive Woodward broadside
Clive Woodward said his heart sank when Dylan Hartley was withdrawn against Scotland but England coach Eddie Jones has hit back.
Nicholas McGee
04 Mar 2018, 9:52
O'Driscoll explains why he's not quite ready to properly respect Scotland yet
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll says he's not ready to totally respect Scotland, not just yet anyway.
Ian Cameron
04 Mar 2018, 6:10
Former All Black sees red as Agen stun Montpellier
Montpellier's lead at the summit was cut to three points after they went down at Agen and Racing 92 defeated struggling Brive.
Tom Webber
03 Mar 2018, 19:50
Hurricanes overcome sluggish start to top Jaguares
The Hurricanes have overcome a sluggish start to beat the Jaguares in Argentina and claim their first victory of the season.
Sam Warlow
03 Mar 2018, 19:19
Cheetahs pick up first Pro14 win since January
Connacht looked set for a valuable win in Bloemfontein but Niel Marais had other ideas, getting Cheetahs their first victory since…
Tom Webber
03 Mar 2018, 17:54
Blues lose captain for South Africa tour
Blues captain Augustine Pulu is set to miss his side's two-game tour of South Africa.
Online Editors
03 Mar 2018, 17:38
Scotty Stevenson: The real problem with the Blues
Another week, another defeat and yet another search for a solution to the Blues’ never-ending sob story.
Scotty Stevenson
03 Mar 2018, 16:39
George North didn't want to play against Sale today - reports
Northampton Saints technical consultant Alan Gaffney has sensationally suggested that George North did not want to play for Northa…
Ian Cameron
03 Mar 2018, 15:31
Gloucester left kicking themselves as Falcons escape on the road
Billy Twelvetrees missed a late conversion attempt as Gloucester's comeback bid came up just short in a Premiership thriller.
Rob Lancaster
03 Mar 2018, 13:49
Bosch misses late drop-goals in Sharks draw, Lions stay perfect
The Lions were imperious in victory against the Bulls, after the Sharks were held to a draw in a scrappy game against the Waratahs…
Tom Webber
03 Mar 2018, 13:45
Jonathan Davies goes above and beyond in 4x4 during Storm Emma
Welsh centre Jonathan Davies has proven he's not just a hero on the pitch, if reports emerging from Wales are anything to go by.
Ian Cameron
03 Mar 2018, 12:18
Mo'unga gets X-rays amid broken jaw concerns
Richie Mo'unga missed six weeks of the 2017 Super Rugby season with a broken hand and the Crusaders fly-half could be set for more…
Tom Webber
03 Mar 2018, 11:27
Daly returns to England squad ahead of crunch France clash
England have received a boost with Elliot Daly, Sam Simmonds and Kyle Sinckler all in the squad to prepare for the clash with Fran…
Peter Hanson
03 Mar 2018, 10:21
Injury-ravaged Sunwolves go down fighting to Rebels
The Rebels have opened the season with two straight wins, putting away an injury-ravaged Sunwolves 37-15 in Tokyo at Prince Chichi…
Online Editors
03 Mar 2018, 9:55
Early Crusaders blitz buries Stormers
The Crusaders have beaten the Stormers 45-28 at AMI stadium in Christchurch thanks to an opening stanza blitz that took the game a…
Online Editors
03 Mar 2018, 8:48
Brad Thorn says what we're all thinking following 'ridiculous yellow' card
In a postmatch press conference Brad Thorn was asked by a journalist "would you be asked would you be happy if I wrote that was th…
Ian Cameron
03 Mar 2018, 7:57
Eddie Jones names England squad for 'France week'
England head coach Eddie Jones has named a 33 man squad to begin preparations for England’s next NatWest 6 Nations match against…
Online Editors
03 Mar 2018, 7:16
Three cracking rugby flicks that are on Netflix right now...and one that isn't
While Netflix is generally not your first port of call for rugby content, there are three superb rugby related features that you c…
Ian Cameron
03 Mar 2018, 7:10
Daly's return to England could be sooner than expected
England wing Elliot Daly has his sights set on facing France after missing the first three Six Nations rounds.
Nicholas McGee
03 Mar 2018, 5:20
Crusaders too good for Stormers, Maddocks hat-trick in Rebels history
Jack Maddocks was the star for the Rebels, as Stormers' poor Super Rugby record against the Crusaders continued.
Peter Hanson
03 Mar 2018, 5:03
Farrell's ascent puts Ulster's recruitment policy under more scrutiny
Few would have thought that by the end of the third round in this year’s Six Nations, Chris Farrell’s fitness would be the hot…
Neil Best
02 Mar 2018, 22:19
France's front five could be the difference - Betsen
Serge Betsen says it is not a given that England will win in Paris and wants to see France give the Six Nations holders a major ba…
Peter Thompson
02 Mar 2018, 22:09
Rugby Australia CEO prefers homegrown Cheika replacement
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has said she would prefer an Australian to succeed the incumbent Michael Cheika at the helm of …
02 Mar 2018, 19:59
USA great retires after nearly being killed on rugby pitch
USA Sevens stalwart Zack Test has announced his retirement following a severe brain bleed as the result of a head collision.
Online Editors
02 Mar 2018, 18:22
Kings slay Dragons for first Pro14 win
The Southern Kings scored six tries against Dragons to claim their first Pro14 victory at the 17th time of asking.
Peter Thompson
02 Mar 2018, 17:20
Blues' horror run continues
The Blues' dry run against New Zealand opposition continues as they slip to 0-2.
Online Editors
02 Mar 2018, 17:10
Rugby league converts - The good, the bad and the ugly
We take a look at some of the rugby league players who have dabbled in union, and judge whether their careers in the 15-man sport …
Alex McLeod
02 Mar 2018, 16:30
Luke Romano set to join century club
Luke Romano joins seven of his current teammates in reaching the milestone of 100 Super Rugby games.
Online Editors
02 Mar 2018, 15:49
Eli Walker retires at 25
Ospreys winger, and Wales international, Eli Walker, has announced his retirement with immediate effect. Despite his best effor…
Online Editors
02 Mar 2018, 11:14
Eddie Jones: Abuse, identity and the challenges of rugby fandom in the modern game
This conflict between old attitudes and modern pressures is central to the discussion about the Jones incident. Whether we like…
Dan Johansson
02 Mar 2018, 7:02
Queensland Reds get first win of Thorn era
The Queensland Reds have come away with their first win under new head coach Brad Thorn, beating the Brumbies 18-10 at Suncorp Sta…
Online Editors
02 Mar 2018, 6:21
Irish must not throw the baby out with the bathwater
It was an unenvious position for Nick Kennedy and his coaching staff to be in right from day one.
Alex Shaw
02 Mar 2018, 5:28
Ulster Rugby in turmoil after Jono Gibbes walks
Head Coach Jono Gibbes will leave Ulster Rugby at the end of the season to return to New Zealand.
Online Editors
02 Mar 2018, 5:06
Stephen Perofeta back in action
Promising Blues first five eighth Stephen Perofeta's Super Rugby return may be just around the corner.
Online Editors
01 Mar 2018, 23:01
Former All Black joins Auckland coaching staff
Filo Tiatia has joined former All Black teammate Alama Ieremia's Auckland coaching staff.
01 Mar 2018, 22:56
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 6
Sumo's back, baby. And dives right back into the rugby world with Mils as they navigate the tricky waters of whether or not refs s…
01 Mar 2018, 21:32
NZR partner with Harlequins
New Zealand Rugby have partnered with Aviva Premiership club Harlequins, signing a co-operation agreement aimed to benefit both pa…
01 Mar 2018, 19:23
Super Rugby Squads - Week Three
Here are all of week three's lineups in one place.
Online Editors
01 Mar 2018, 17:55
Barrett brothers to start for Hurricanes
The Barrett brothers have returned to the Hurricanes' starting lineup for their week three clash with the Jaguares.
Online Editors
01 Mar 2018, 14:57
Three things Erasmus must fix to turn Springbok ship around
The worst kept secret in SA Rugby has been confirmed with Rassie Erasmus becoming the new Springbok coach and signing a contract t…
Graeme Peacock
01 Mar 2018, 13:56
"Listen, it was a jolly' - Neil de Kock on Sarries trips to the Bahamas
De Kock was asked about the unique Saracens culture and he felt the reasoning behind it brought the entire squad together - on a p…
Online Editors
01 Mar 2018, 12:37
It's snow joke! – 'Beast from the East' plays havoc with UK sporting calendar
If you are heading out to a sports event this weekend then wrap up warm, but several fixtures are already off due to snow. The …
Peter Hanson
01 Mar 2018, 12:32
So this is what really happened to the French lads that night in Scotland...
There is still some mystery around what exactly happened to a number of French players the wake of the loss to Scotland.
Ian Cameron
01 Mar 2018, 12:19
Jerome Kaino's new Top14 club was let slip on Twitter
It has been revealed where now former All Black Jerome Kaino will play in France next season. On Tuesday he confirmed speculat…
Online Editors
01 Mar 2018, 11:11
Analysis: Why the Blues need to play Rieko Ioane at 13
The Blues are going to run into real problems this year based on what we saw last Friday night and run the risk of wasting talent …
Ben Smith
01 Mar 2018, 10:59
Three more Pro14 games fall victim to the 'Beast from the East'
PRO14 Rugby have confirmed that three more games have been postponed due to heavy snowfall or what is now widely being called 'The…
Online Editors
01 Mar 2018, 10:20
'The players are unable to develop technically and physically' - Delaigue
Former France fly-half Yann Delaigue says young players are not being given a chance to develop in the Top 14.
Peter Thompson
01 Mar 2018, 10:10
Confirmed - Venter to become a Warrior
As reported by RugbyPass yesterday, Worcester Warriors have today confirmed that Springbok centre Francois Venter will be joining …
Online Editors
01 Mar 2018, 7:55
Scottish Rugby 'appalled' by Jones abuse
Eddie Jones said he feared for his safety on Sunday and Scottish Rugby said it is "appalled" by the abuse he suffered.
01 Mar 2018, 6:22
Erasmus to lead new Springboks management team
Former Springbok Rassie Erasmus is the man to replace Allister Coetzee, who was sacked this month.
Peter Thompson
01 Mar 2018, 5:29
All Black suffers broken thumb
Crusaders captain Matt Todd could be out for up to six weeks after breaking his thumb.
Online Editors
01 Mar 2018, 1:06
Super Rugby Power Rankings - Week Two
Each week we take a look at who's rising and who's falling in Super Rugby.
Sam Warlow
01 Mar 2018, 0:21
Jones subjected to verbal and physical abuse on train
Eddie Jones was reportedly subjected to physical and verbal abuse on a train journey and has vowed to avoid public transport from …
Jack Davies
28 Feb 2018, 20:11
Young Reds looking to rebound against Brumbies
With two starters receiving three week bans the Reds have been forced to shake things up against the Brumbies.
Online Editors
28 Feb 2018, 18:22
Sale Sharks lock in AJ McGinty's long term future
Sale Sharks’ long-term ambitions have received another major shot in the arm with the news that influential fly-half AJ MacGinty…
Online Editors
28 Feb 2018, 14:25
Cheika issues ultimatum - World Cup or I walk
Australian coach Michael Cheika has stated he will walk away from Australia's top coaching job if the team doesn't bring home the …
Online Editors
28 Feb 2018, 12:14
Ryan Wilson's medical history critical in citing complaint not being upheld
Scottish Number 8 Ryan Wilson is free to play against Ireland after his citing for an incident with Nathan Hughes during the Calcu…
Online Editors
28 Feb 2018, 11:54
The first rugby casualty of the weather conditions emerges
The PRO14 Rugby have just confirmed that this Friday’s Round 17 fixture between Ulster Rugby and Glasgow Warriors has been postp…
Online Editors
28 Feb 2018, 11:33
Ben John steps away from game over long term health fears
Ospreys wing Ben John has confirmed that he is to take a 12-month sabbatical from rugby as he recovers from the latest of a series…
Online Editors
28 Feb 2018, 11:20
Despite playing just 14 minutes, North reaches obscure statistical milestone
Despite playing just 14 minutes against Ireland in Dublin, George North has advanced considerably in his bid to run down an obscur…
Ian Cameron
28 Feb 2018, 10:59
Finn Russell joins The Rugby Pod
Big Jim’s got a rival for the title of King of Scotland…the man of the moment Finn Russell joins The Rugby Pod just a couple o…
Rugby Pod
28 Feb 2018, 8:53
Six Nations release findings of 'Tunnelgate' scuffle investigation
Six Nations Rugby has concluded its investigation into an incident that allegedly took place before the senior men's international…
Online Editors
28 Feb 2018, 8:45
Big guns ruled out of Blues Chiefs derby
Friday night's New Zealand derby between the Blues and Chiefs at Eden Park is looking increasingly in favour of the home side, wh…
Online Editors
28 Feb 2018, 7:35
Irish womens prop hits out at verbal abuse from spectator
Irish womens prop Leah Lyons took to Twitter to call out a spectator who likened her to a farm animal from the stands during a Wom…
Ian Cameron
28 Feb 2018, 7:28
Analysis: The curious case of Jesse Kriel
On the surface, Jesse Kriel looks unstoppable. However, after three seasons of Super Rugby and international rugby, the 24-year-ol…
Ben Smith
28 Feb 2018, 6:35

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