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Young hopeful over Daly injury
Elliot Daly went off with an ankle injury at the Ricoh Arena, but Dai Young offered an optimistic response when asked about his co…
Peter Thompson
17 Dec 2017, 16:51
Spedding extends Sarries losing streak, Wasps halt La Rochelle
Saracens made a blistering start at Clermont, but the Top 14 champions fought back and snatched victory late on despite losing key…
Peter Thompson
17 Dec 2017, 16:37
Kiwis carving up the north - Tigers missing Veainu
The Tigers may have missed fullback Telusa Veainu, after the former Canterbury wing, who has been great value for the Midlands clu…
Campbell Burnes
17 Dec 2017, 15:54
The RugbyPass Champions Cup XV - Round 4
The European Champions Cup pools really began to take shape this week, as the “double header” rounds, perhaps the most tactica…
Alex Shaw
17 Dec 2017, 14:36
Pool-topping Blues gain Sale revenge
Cardiff Blues failed to score against Sale Sharks last weekend, but ground out a victory in their own backyard on Sunday.
Peter Thompson
17 Dec 2017, 13:55
Centre's fractured jaw the latest injury blow for Glasgow
Glasgow's Sam Johnson will be sidelined for at least 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on a fractured jaw.
Online Editors
17 Dec 2017, 11:31
Julian Savea says shock switch to League still possible
All Black winger Julian Savea says he hasn't closed the door on the possibility of one day playing Rugby League. Savea is quoted a…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec 2017, 6:58
Thorley grabs four in Gloucester rout, Connacht trounce Brice
Gloucester and Connacht claimed emphatic Challenge Cup wins in round four, while Lyon and Stade Francais also secured victories.
Peter Thompson
16 Dec 2017, 20:34
Leinster rally to beat Chiefs, Bath gain revenge over Toulon
Leinster maintained their march towards the last eight of the Champions Cup by coming from behind to beat Premiership champions Ex…
Peter Thompson
16 Dec 2017, 17:27
Kyle Sinckler reacts to 'abuse' from Twitter trolls after latest fiasco
After receiving a yellow card in Harlequins European Champions Cup match with Ulster in Ravenhill last night, Kyle Sinckler has re…
Ian Cameron
16 Dec 2017, 6:58
Jaco Kriel pens three year deal with Gloucester - reports
Lions standout Jaco Kriel has been linked with a move Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership - according to reports.
Ian Cameron
16 Dec 2017, 5:02
Joy for Newcastle on a historic night for referee Neville
Friday's 27-25 win at the Dragons was a huge one for Newcastle Falcons as they chase European Challenge Cup progression.
15 Dec 2017, 19:20
Ulster run rampant in 6-try win over Harlequins
Ulster closed the gap on La Rochelle at the top of Pool 1 with a convincing Champions Cup victory over Harlequins.
Jack Davies
15 Dec 2017, 19:08
Peter O’Mahony commits his future to Ireland and Munster
The IRFU and Munster Rugby today announced that Peter O’Mahony has signed a three-year contract with the IRFU which will see him…
Online Editors
15 Dec 2017, 12:45
Leicester big guns set to return against Munster
Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua will return from injury to feature for Leicester Tigers in their European Champions Cup clash with Mu…
Jack Davies
15 Dec 2017, 12:08
Lima Sopoaga defends Sonny Bill Williams following controversy
Lima Sopoaga has lept to the defence of fellow All Black Sonny Bill Williams after a recent Instagram photo stirred up controvers…
Peteso Cannon
15 Dec 2017, 7:29
SA Rugby seek legal advice to remove Coetzee
The immediate future for Allister Coetzee doesn't look particularly bright today after it was reported that SA Rugby sought legal …
Peteso Cannon
15 Dec 2017, 5:36
Why 2017 was the watershed year of women’s footy
NZ Rugby needs to act, and act fast. While it is financially the most dominant code in New Zealand, it could lose the attention of…
Jamie Wall
14 Dec 2017, 22:30
Pau stay perfect with win over Agen
Pau made it four wins out of four in the Challenge Cup with their second victory over Agen in the space of six days.
Peter Thompson
14 Dec 2017, 20:32
Tasman Mako nab Chiefs winger
The Tasman Mako have found their replacement for winger James Lowe, signing one of the talented Chiefs outside backs.
Online Editors
14 Dec 2017, 18:51
The Northern Migration: Conrad Smith
James McOnie spoke to Smith on a 2-degree day in the city of Pau (pop. 80,000), in the south of France.
James McOnie
14 Dec 2017, 17:19
Hope for Itoje 6 Nations return?
Maro Itoje is only expected to be sidelined for another four weeks at the most, which will be a huge relief to England coach Eddie…
Peter Thompson
14 Dec 2017, 16:32
The 1014 Rugby Awards - World XV 2017
The lads from the 1014 give us their rundown on who has impressed in 2017.
14 Dec 2017, 16:24
WATCH: Player wages - The Aviva Premiership vs. The Pro14
From data collected over numerous years from sports agency Esportif Intelligence, an interesting picture begins to develop of the …
Peteso Cannon
14 Dec 2017, 15:41
The Black Ferns take NZ's top team award
The Black Ferns have been named New Zealand's team of the year for the first time at the sport's annual award night in Auckland.
Online Editors
14 Dec 2017, 15:19
EXCLUSIVE: Namibian Bothma to continue Jacques Burger's brutal European legacy
Harlequins flanker Renaldo Bothma has set himself the daunting challenge of replacing Jacques Burger as the face of Namibian rugby…
Chris Jones
14 Dec 2017, 13:23
Ireland lock-down Welsh born scrum-half Marmion's future
Kieran Marmion is eyeing more honours with Connacht after putting pen to paper on a new deal.
Peter Thompson
14 Dec 2017, 10:15
IRFU put together monster deal to keep Tadhg Furlong - reports
The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) are putting together a massive deal in a bid to keep Tadhg Furlong it has been reported.
Ian Cameron
14 Dec 2017, 9:50
Club by club - How many head coaches has the Premiership had in 10 years?
After a string of disappointing results, Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder has left Northampton Saints in a move that, dependin…
Dan Johansson
14 Dec 2017, 7:42
Late Tackle: Law changes and Innovation
In the final episode of the year, Anton van Zyl shares his true feelings about the Cape Town Sevens and Currie Cup-winning captain…
14 Dec 2017, 6:10
Wasps confirm the signing of Cardiff Blues head coach
Wasps have today confirmed that they will expand their coaching team next season, with current Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wils…
Online Editors
14 Dec 2017, 5:11
Five up-and-coming coaches to keep an eye on
In the wake of Jim Mallinder’s departure from Northampton Saints on Tuesday, the rumour mill has whirred into action around the …
Alex Shaw
14 Dec 2017, 2:21
Where ever is Clever?
Despite retiring from professional rugby, Todd Clever hasn’t hung up his boots just yet. We follow him as he tours the world, ex…
13 Dec 2017, 23:05
Watch: Best of Condor 7s - Lemeki Namoa
This week we’re showcasing the best of the Condor 7s, the New Zealand secondary schools national Sevens competition. Next up, …
Online Editors
13 Dec 2017, 22:52
Rookie voted best Australian Super Rugby player
In a small consolation for the exiled Western Force, one of their rookies has been voted Australia's best Super Rugby player in 20…
Online Editors
13 Dec 2017, 16:45
A clear favourite has emerged to replace Jim Mallinder - reports
It's been reported that former Bath and Toulon headcoach Mike Ford is the early favourite to take over from Jim Mallinder as Direc…
Ian Cameron
13 Dec 2017, 11:42
Saints fans take to Twitter to question why Dorian West is still in job
Pressure is mounting on Northampton Saints forward's coach Dorian West to follow in the footsteps of Director of Rugby Jim Mallind…
Ian Cameron
13 Dec 2017, 11:01
Club 140kg - Fifteen of the heaviest rugby players on the planet right now
It will surprise few that as the average size of Rugby Union player increases, so too have the outliers on the top end of the weig…
Ian Cameron
13 Dec 2017, 7:35
Watch: Stuart Lancaster - 'You can't make the pain go away'
A lot can happen in two years and it's roughly that long ago that Stuart Lancaster was in the Twickenham stands, watching the home…
Online Editors
13 Dec 2017, 6:55
Mourad Boudjellal 'looking to offload Toulon'
Mourad Boudjellal is again looking for a buyer for Top 14 club Toulon, according to reports in the French media
James Harrington
13 Dec 2017, 5:30
Dragons sign Scarlets prop, Cardiff sign Bristol flanker
Both the Dragons and Scarlets have announced respective signings this morning.
Online Editors
13 Dec 2017, 5:17
Kieran Read to undergo significant spinal surgery
All Blacks captain Kieran Read will undergo significant spinal surgery this coming Saturday and is set to miss a large chunk of th…
Ian Cameron
13 Dec 2017, 4:23
The Season - Nudgee College - Episode 4
In the fourth episode, Nudgee’s match up with Southport brings together the two best teams in Queensland and the larger Southpor…
13 Dec 2017, 2:05
Rugby Australia to bid for RWC 2021 & 2027
Chairman Cameron Clyne has announced Rugby Australia will bid for both the men's & women's Rugby World Cups.
Online Editors
12 Dec 2017, 23:40
Analysis: How Toulon use their jumbo-sized midfielders Ma'a Nonu and Mathieu Bastareaud
Toulon rely on the brutal running of Bastareaud, and compliment that with the full range of Nonu’s attacking game. This is how t…
Ben Smith
12 Dec 2017, 20:40
Wales receive yet another massive injury setback
Bath Rugby have today confirmed that Taulupe Faletau suffered a grade three medial knee ligament injury against Toulon on Saturday…
Online Editors
12 Dec 2017, 12:24
What's next for Allister Coetzee
Allister Coetzee could be about to learn his fate this week as SA Rugby's executive council meet this week to conduct a review of …
Peteso Cannon
12 Dec 2017, 12:08
Welsh flanker commits future to Scarlets
Aaron Shingler has set his sights on more silverware after committing his future to Pro14 outfit Scarlets.
Peter Thompson
12 Dec 2017, 8:29
Confirmed: Northampton Saints release statement on Jim Mallinder
Having taken the reins at Franklin’s Gardens in 2007, Mallinder was the longest-serving director of rugby in the Aviva Premiersh…
Online Editors
12 Dec 2017, 6:45
Charles Piutau confident about representing Tonga at 2019 RWC
Charles Piutau is widely regarded as one of the most talented backs in world rugby and was widely expected to go on and win many m…
Peteso Cannon
12 Dec 2017, 6:04
English clubs will bounce back from worst ever weekend in Europe – Andy Goode
Saracens’ record European Cup defeat in their controversially rearranged fixture against Clermont may have capped off the worst …
Andy Goode
12 Dec 2017, 4:28
Watch: Best of Condor 7s - Jack Gray
This week we’re showcasing the best of the Condor 7s, the New Zealand secondary schools national Sevens competition. Next up, …
11 Dec 2017, 22:21
Hong Kong Premiership round nine: Valley edge Scottish in thriller
Societe Generale Valley again showed why they are the five-time reigning grand champions in the Old Mutual International Men’s P…
11 Dec 2017, 20:42
Watch: Four players that smashed it at the Cape Town Sevens
The Cape Town Sevens showcased some of the outrageous highlights that you can only find in the abbreviated form of the game.
Dan Thomson
11 Dec 2017, 19:40
Scottish Rugby Union favourites to buy Worcester Warriors - reports
The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) are now favourite to buy the financially challenged Worcester Warriors - according to reports.
Ian Cameron
11 Dec 2017, 16:22
From the ridiculous to the sublime - Clermont overcome 'absurd' episode to thump Saracens
Saracens suffered their biggest European defeat as they were beaten 46-14 in the Champions Cup on Monday.
Jack Davies
11 Dec 2017, 15:30
Kiwi Raelene Castle set to become Rugby Australia CEO
Castle, who identifies as a New Zealander, is set to become the first female to take on a chief executive position of any Australi…
Online Editors
11 Dec 2017, 14:48
The Season - Nudgee College - Episode 3
In the third installment, the St. Joseph’s game concludes in the most astonishing fashion with Nudgee scraping home in overtime.…
11 Dec 2017, 14:31
World Rugby has its 105th member... and it's where Jurassic Park was filmed
World Rugby has welcomed the Federacion de Rugby de Costa Rica as a full member union, bringing the total number to 105 full membe…
11 Dec 2017, 14:28
Clermont claim they were duped by Saracens
Saracens host Clermont Auvergne in a rearranged Champions Cup match on Monday, but the Top 14 side are far from happy with the sit…
Jack Davies
11 Dec 2017, 12:50
Did the Pro14 just prove it's better than the Premiership?
It was a harrowing weekend for English clubs in the Champions Cup.
Alex Shaw
11 Dec 2017, 9:47
Gatland reveals bitter Eddie O'Sullivan comment made in 2001 changing room
Wales coach Warren Gatland has revealed on a visit to Dublin a comment attributed to Eddie O'Sullivan that he felt summed up their…
Ian Cameron
11 Dec 2017, 9:14
Tigers confirm extent of Veainu injury but good news on Tuilagi front
Telusa Veainu is sure to miss Leicester's return meeting with Munster, but Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua could feature for the Tige…
Christopher Devine
11 Dec 2017, 8:30
Saracens vs Clermont rescheduled fixture time announced
Following heavy snowfall over the weekend, Saracens were forced to postpone their third round fixture with ASM Clermont and that r…
11 Dec 2017, 4:44
Leinster end Exeter home streak, La Rochelle shine again
La Rochelle and Leinster maintained their perfect records in the European Champions Cup on a dismal day for English clubs.
Christopher Devine
10 Dec 2017, 18:53
Kiwis carving up the north - La Rochelle hot to trot
La Rochelle’s supporters have cause to dream after what was described as a “masterclass” in their 49-29 defeat of Wasps.
Campbell Burnes
10 Dec 2017, 15:23
The RugbyPass 'Champions Cup XV' - Round 3
It was a weekend to forget for the English clubs in the Champions Cup, whilst it offered much-needed lifelines for the two Welsh r…
Alex Shaw
10 Dec 2017, 14:40
Bath are pretty concerned with Taulupe Faletau's injury
Taulupe Faletau was injured in Bath's Champions Cup loss to Toulon and could now be a doubt for Wales' Six Nations campaign.
Christopher Devine
10 Dec 2017, 13:56
All Blacks Sevens win first title in almost two years
The All Blacks Sevens have tasted success for the first time since March 2016, beating Argentina 38-14 in the cup final at the Cap…
Online Editors
10 Dec 2017, 13:55
Snow rugby - Saracens and Clermont match called off
Saracens have just confirmed that their round three European Rugby Champions Cup fixture versus ASM Clermont Auvergne has been pos…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec 2017, 6:39
Ra's RugbyPass OE - Episode 1 - Glasgow v Montpellier
Kiwi ex-pat Ra Pomare travels to Glasgow where he finds familiar faces pulling the strings in a European Rugby Champions Cup clash…
09 Dec 2017, 20:46
Cardiff stunned by Sale, Edinburgh march on despite frozen pitch
Sale Sharks produced a surprise in the European Challenge Cup with victory over Cardiff Blues, while Edinburgh are eight clear in …
Alex Fisher
09 Dec 2017, 18:46
Belleau spares Ashton's blushes, Munster move clear in Group 4
Toulon left it late to snatch victory over Bath in the European Champions Cup, while Munster took control of Group 4.
Alex Fisher
09 Dec 2017, 18:44
What’s in a name? That other All Black team that isn’t very good
It’s more than a little galling to watch a team called the All Blacks get beaten 22-0 by the United States - but that's what hap…
Jamie Wall
09 Dec 2017, 18:27
Not to be bested by Ashton, Carlin Isles drops massive Cape Town blooper
Chris Ashton's shanked kick in the Champions Cup may have made the headlines in Europe, but down in Cape Town it was the World's F…
Ian Cameron
09 Dec 2017, 14:55
When no one would help a girl being attacked, a rugby player stepped up
A 21-year-old rugby player is being hailed a hero after he intervened where others wouldn't - saving a Muslim teenager from a raci…
Ian Cameron
09 Dec 2017, 11:35
Video Analysis - The increasingly technical battle at the restart explained
Ahead of the Capetown Sevens World Rugby out together this a video analysis piece that explains the importance of restarts.
Ian Cameron
09 Dec 2017, 7:09
Montpellier hold off Glasgow to edge Champions Cup thriller
Glasgow Warriors led 17-5 at one stage but Montpellier fought back brilliantly to seal a 29-22 European Champions Cup success at S…
Harry West
09 Dec 2017, 1:13
Holders Stade Francais off the mark in Challenge Cup
European Challenge Cup holders Stade Francais got their first win of the 2017-18 campaign at the third time of asking.
Harry West
08 Dec 2017, 17:14
Watch: Best of Condor 7s - Emoni Narawa
This week we’re showcasing the best of the Condor 7s, the New Zealand secondary schools national Sevens competition. Next up, …
08 Dec 2017, 16:18
Warburton set for lengthy spell on the sidelines
Wales have announced that Sam Warburton will be out for up to six months after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.
Harry West
08 Dec 2017, 14:58
"Not our problem": Looking after rugby’s struggling nations is everyone’s problem
The saga revolving the perilous finances of Samoa (and indeed other Pacific Island unions) rumbled on this week, as the RFU issued…
Dan Johansson
08 Dec 2017, 9:42
England winger set to miss Six Nations
England wing set for shoulder surgery, which could well rule him out of all or part of the Six Nations. It remains to be seen h…
Christopher Devine
08 Dec 2017, 9:21
Dragons sign Bristol versatile back
Head Coach Bernard Jackman has confirmed Jordan Williams will become the latest player to return to Wales to join the Dragons ahea…
Online Editors
08 Dec 2017, 8:00
SARU green light two South African teams for Anglo-Welsh Cup venture
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) have decided today that the Griquas and Pumas will be the two teams put forward to join the A…
Alex Shaw
08 Dec 2017, 7:04
Video - Behind the scenes at the Dubai 7s
Armed only with an iPhone, Liam Dunseath - AKA Suzy - ventured behind scenes at the Emirate Airlines Dubai Sevens, possibly the mo…
Liam Dunseath
08 Dec 2017, 4:49
England to World Rugby: the Pacific Island mess is your problem, not ours
The RFU has voiced its opinion on the ongoing matter of Pacific Island rugby's financial instability, calling on World Rugby to ta…
Online Editors
07 Dec 2017, 19:27
Mjekevu stars as Toulouse edge past Lyon
Toulouse were tested by 14-man Lyon on Thursday as Wandile Mjekevu's two tries inspired a first win in their European Challenge Cu…
Ben Spratt
07 Dec 2017, 18:24
Watch: Best of Condor 7s - Quinn Tupaea Highlights
This week we’re showcasing the best of the Condor 7s, the New Zealand secondary schools national Sevens competition. Next up, …
07 Dec 2017, 18:20
The 1014 Podcast Part 2 of 2: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales
The 1014 explore how the Six Nations teams developed during the Autumn Internationals.
07 Dec 2017, 15:46
England's £120 million RWC war chest
The RFU is stopping at nothing to ensure that England comes home with the Rugby World Cup in 2019 - telling coach Eddie Jones it w…
Online Editors
07 Dec 2017, 15:18
Disciplinary update - Paice, Filise banned; McGuigan free to play immediately
David Paice and Taufa’ao Filise have received bans, while Byron McGuigan has had no further action tacken against him, for their…
Ian Cameron
07 Dec 2017, 10:34
The Rugby Pod - Episode 14
Wasps and England flanker James Haskell joins the guys to reveal all on Eddie Jones' visit to his house, the fun and games on the …
Rugby Pod
07 Dec 2017, 9:06
Watch: Late Tackle - Sevens Fever
The World Sevens Series makes its way to Cape Town and the Late Tackle team are so excited that they are giving away tickets to wa…
07 Dec 2017, 7:23
Montpellier table massive offer for CJ Stander - reports
Montpellier have reportedly tabled a massive offer for the services of Munster backrow CJ Stander.
Ian Cameron
07 Dec 2017, 7:07
Teen rugby sensation sets sights on the NFL
Rugby’s loss was American Football’s gain this week, as former age-grade standout Tyrese Johnson-Fisher announced that he woul…
Alex Shaw
07 Dec 2017, 5:22
Currie Cup set for drastic change - Reports
One of the most revered competitions in the world, South Africa's premier domestic championship is set for a shocking change.
Online Editors
07 Dec 2017, 2:52
The Season - Nudgee College - Episode 2
A look at one of Australia’s most prestigious rugby schools as the First XV navigate their way through the 2017 GPS Premiership …
07 Dec 2017, 2:01
Rugby's biggest controversies of 2017
Here’s a look at the moments on and off the field that made for an interesting season - from AWJ getting knocked out to Aaron Sm…
Jamie Wall
06 Dec 2017, 23:08
Watch: Best of Condor 7s - Roderick Solo Highlights
This week we’re showcasing the best of the Condor 7s, the New Zealand secondary schools national Sevens competition. Next up, …
06 Dec 2017, 21:38
The 1014 Podcast: November Tests - Full Review - Part 1 of 2
The 1014 explore how the Southern Hemisphere and some Tier 2 teams developed through the November Tests
06 Dec 2017, 18:27
Gloucester extend four key contracts
High flying Gloucester have made moves to solidify their status as one of the leading clubs in the Aviva Premiership, re-signing f…
Online Editors
06 Dec 2017, 16:12
Saracens cagey on Itoje return
Maro Itoje will visit a consultant on Thursday, after which Saracens expect to have a clearer idea of how long he will be out of a…
Christopher Devine
06 Dec 2017, 15:27
England prop Ellis Genge set to miss Six Nations
Leicester Tigers have confirmed that prop Ellis Genge will require surgery to a shoulder injury, putting his particpation in the S…
Online Editors
06 Dec 2017, 11:51
Ospreys' backs coach explains why he's leaving club after 13 years
Gruff Rees has confirmed that he will leave the Ospreys at the end of the season, bringing to an end an almost 13-year association…
Online Editors
06 Dec 2017, 11:39
World Rugby launches new simplified law book
Making rugby's laws easier to understand for all is the objective behind the simplified law book, which will be introduced globall…
Online Editors
06 Dec 2017, 10:27
Confirmed: Bath sign destructive Argentinian prop Noguera
Bath have today confirmed the signing of Argentinian international prop Lucas Noguera. A destructive force at the scrum and eff…
06 Dec 2017, 9:00
Details of CJ Stander's IRFU offer emerges - and it's surprisingly low
Reports emerging this lunchtime have put a figure on how much both CJ Stander was being offered - at least initially - by the IRFU…
Ian Cameron
06 Dec 2017, 8:56
'I knew I was getting booted out' - James Haskell joins The Rugby Pod
Wasps and England flanker James Haskell joins The Rugby Pod to discuss his future, the Lions and Eddie Jones’ visit to his house…
Rugby Pod
06 Dec 2017, 7:11
EXCLUSIVE: Haskell reveals new strategy in bid to reclaim England spot
James Haskell has turned to a sports psychologist who helps mixed martial arts fighters and poker players in a bid to regain his E…
Chris Jones
06 Dec 2017, 6:37
Confirmed - Jordi Murphy to leave Leinster for Ulster
The 26 year old back row has played 95 times for Leinster scoring 17 tries since his debut in September 2011. Murphy has also …
06 Dec 2017, 5:58
The Season - Nudgee College - Episode 1
A look at one of Australia’s most prestigious rugby schools as the First XV navigate their way through the 2017 GPS Premiership …
06 Dec 2017, 2:45
Watch: Best of Condor 7s - Taufu Funaki Highlights
This week we're showcasing the best of the Condor 7s, the New Zealand secondary schools national Sevens competition. First up is …
05 Dec 2017, 17:45
Varsity Cup to test run possibly the most bizarre rules ever trialled
The Varsity Cup Competition, contested by top rugby-playing universities in South Africa, is set to trial new rules next year. The…
Online Editors
05 Dec 2017, 13:52
Bath charged by Premiership Rugby
Premiership Rugby confirmed today confirmed they have charged Bath with allegedly breaching Premiership Rugby approved policies.
05 Dec 2017, 10:58
Video - Byron McGuigan to face disciplinary hearing following two yellow cards
Sale Sharks winger, Byron McGuigan, will face a disciplinary hearing, on paper, on Wednesday 6 December, after being dismissed fro…
05 Dec 2017, 10:46
Wasps captain signs new deal with club
It has been announced today that the Wasps captain has signed a new contract with the club, to the delight of Dai Young.
05 Dec 2017, 8:28
Watch: Spanish rugby's top tier delivers breathless finale
Were not even fully sure what's going on half the time in the below clip and there are definitely more than a few questionable ref…
Peteso Cannon
05 Dec 2017, 7:39
Maro Itoje in race to be fit for Six Nations
Maro Itoje is in serious doubt for England's first game of the Six Nations after Saracens confirmed he suffered a broken jaw in a…
05 Dec 2017, 6:37
Toulon owner lashes out at Dan Carter in newspaper column
The always outspoken Mourad Boudjellal has started a new column with Eurosport this week and already has taken aim at one of the b…
05 Dec 2017, 5:47
Murphy leaving Leinster for another Irish province
There are reports emerging this morning that a Leinster and Ireland player is on the move after finding his place in the pecking o…
05 Dec 2017, 4:37
Japan flyhalf Kosei Ono loses front teeth in Top League clash
Former Japan international and current Suntory Sungoliath flyhalf Kosei Ono has lost his two front teeth following a collision in …
Online Editors
04 Dec 2017, 23:58
Why the Blues should sign Quade Cooper
Could the pairing of Super Rugby's most enigmatic player with its most frustrating team be a match made in heaven?
Ben Smith
04 Dec 2017, 20:08
Sunwolves announce first Georgian to play Super Rugby
The Sunwolves have named their squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season, and there are a few familiar and interesting names.
04 Dec 2017, 16:54
Watch: The kid set to replace Quade Cooper
Cooper's shock departure opens the door for recently upgraded 19-year-old Hamish Stewart to earn a regular starting role, after de…
Online Editors
04 Dec 2017, 15:30
Springboks sink to second lowest World Ranking spot ever
The Springboks have dropped to their second lowest spot ever in the World Rugby rankings following their fifth loss of 2017 with S…
Ian Cameron
04 Dec 2017, 13:43
Ospreys sign Wales international scrumhalf from Scarlets
Ospreys Rugby have announce the signing of Welsh international scrum half Aled Davies.
04 Dec 2017, 11:30
The flawed logic underpinning Saints 7 game losing streak explained – Andy Goode
They say a change is as good as a rest. Northampton might be getting a bit of respite in the next couple of weeks with no hope of …
Andy Goode
04 Dec 2017, 11:26
Scrumhalf Davies confirms he is leaving Scarlets
Following on from a successful Autumn series with Wales, scrum-half Aled Davies has announced he will be making a move from the Sc…
04 Dec 2017, 11:18
Video - David Paice to face disciplinary hearing for off the ball hit
David Paice of London Irish will appear before an independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday 5 December after being sent from the f…
04 Dec 2017, 9:56
World Rugby U20 Championship 2018 dates and locations confirmed
The host nation for the World Rugby U20 Championship has today been announced by World Rugby.
04 Dec 2017, 9:45
Watch - Parkes shown video message after match - he couldn't stop crying
Having just won a man of the match award on debut, Hadleigh Parkes becomes emotional when he views videos messages of support from…
04 Dec 2017, 9:13
Veteran All Black set to replace Vermeulen at Toulon
Reports emerging this morning from France suggest that Toulon could be about to lose a number of key players, including powerful b…
04 Dec 2017, 5:25
Former Wallabies take to Twitter to protest Quade Cooper's treatment
A number of former Wallabies have expressed their discontent with the treatment of Quade Cooper and Nick Frisby at the Queensland …
Ian Cameron
04 Dec 2017, 4:34
USRC Tigers extended their winning run to five
Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers extended their winning run to five in the Old Mutual International Men’s Premiership on Saturday, def…
Online Editors
04 Dec 2017, 3:28
England not playing in Pacific Islands 'embarrassing and wrong' - Sir Clive Woodward
Former World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has blasted the RFU for being part of the financial problem affecting Pacific Is…
03 Dec 2017, 21:15
More former All Blacks call for Pacific Island eligibility rule change
Momentum is growing among former All Blacks to lobby World Rugby to allow them to represent the Pacific Island nations of their he…
03 Dec 2017, 18:42
Watch: The beauty of Sevens from the sky
The nature of the Sevens game can be appreciated much more from the sky, where you can see just how difficult it is to contain pla…
03 Dec 2017, 17:05
Can you guess who this is?
A famous All Black has a fresh new look, all in the name of charity.
03 Dec 2017, 16:00
Stade beat Racing in Paris derby, Clermont overcome Agen
Struggling Stade Francais claimed the honours in the Paris derby, while Agen were beaten at Clermont.
Peter Thompson
03 Dec 2017, 15:43
Watch: Kiwis carving up the north - Latu defying Father Time
Nili Latu is one of the great warriors of rugby and, even at 35, still has plenty to offer.
Campbell Burnes
03 Dec 2017, 15:17
Visser snatches Quins derby win over Saracens
Harlequins have beaten Saracens in their last three meetings at The Stoop, but they left it late to defeat the European champions.
Peter Thompson
03 Dec 2017, 14:41
Queensland Reds drop second player within 24 hours
Quade Cooper and Nick Frisby are set to leave Queensland after Brad Thorn deemed the duo surplus to requirements.
Peter Thompson
03 Dec 2017, 10:45
Johann van Grann eyes Nienaber replacement
Munster head coach Johann van Grann is understood to be in talks with Lions defence coach JP Ferreira to join the team in Limeric…
03 Dec 2017, 8:32
Springbok captain to see specialist following injury
South Africa will send Eben Etzebeth for further tests after the captain suffered neck and shoulder injuries against Wales.
Matthew Scott
03 Dec 2017, 8:11
Robbie Fruean to retire due to heart problems - reports
Powerhouse Edinburgh centre Robbie Fruean is set to call time on his career on medical grounds - according to reports today.
Ian Cameron
03 Dec 2017, 6:58
No PDV return - how the new Springbok coaching ticket is actually shaping up
The rumour mill surrounding Alistair Coetzee’s future as the head coach of the Springboks whirred back into action yesterday.
Alex Shaw
03 Dec 2017, 6:16
La Rochelle beat Montpellier to go top, Toulon see off Lyon
Montpellier were replaced by La Rochelle at the summit of the Top 14 table after losing at Stade Marcel-Deflandre.
Peter Thompson
03 Dec 2017, 6:13
Six Nations Autumn Report: Where all six sit after November Tests
A look back at how the Six Nations contenders fared over the autumn and their chances of success in the new year.
Jack Davies
03 Dec 2017, 4:37
Gatland pleased with Parkes impact in Springboks win
Hadleigh Parkes scored twice on debut for Wales against South Africa and Warren Gatland praised the New Zealand-born Scarlets cent…
Jack Davies
02 Dec 2017, 16:34
Zebre stop the rot, Cheetahs beat Scarlets
Zebre claimed their first win since the end of September at the expense of 2016 champions Connacht, while Scarlets went down to Ch…
Peter Thompson
02 Dec 2017, 16:22
Speculation rife on Cooper's next club after dramatic Thorn dumping
Reports have emerged that Wallaby first five Quade Cooper has been told he is surplus to requirements at the Queensland Reds and s…
Ian Cameron
02 Dec 2017, 16:07
'I am signed until 2019' - Coetzee says he won't go
Following his side's defeat to Wales, Allister Coetzee was intent on seeing out his South Africa contract.
Jack Davies
02 Dec 2017, 15:29
Exeter hammer Bath to go eight points clear, Wasps snatch win over Tigers
Exeter Chiefs ran riot in the first half at Sandy Park to set up an emphatic win, while Wasps and Gloucester also claimed victorie…
Peter Thompson
02 Dec 2017, 14:55
The astonishing 'Wales Absentee XV' that's basically the first fifteen
Wales ran out winners against the Springboks today in Cardiff, but it came despite a remarkable injury list.
Ian Cameron
02 Dec 2017, 14:11
Wales survive fightback to overcome Springboks
Wales edged South Africa in Cardiff but it should have been more comfortable for Warren Gatland's men.
Jack Davies
02 Dec 2017, 12:10
Peter de Villiers in line for shock Springbok return? - reports
It has been reported in South Africa this morning that highly successful yet divisive former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers cou…
Ian Cameron
02 Dec 2017, 8:21
Coetzee makes more remarkably upbeat comments about Boks' year
The Springboks play their last match of the season today against Wales in Cardiff, but captain Eben Etzebeth said his side will no…
02 Dec 2017, 5:37
Improvement in component of Ireland's game crucial for RWC2019 - O'Driscoll
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll believes the gap between the southern and northern hemispheres has narrowed as the 2019 World Cup …
Matthew Scott
02 Dec 2017, 5:12
Lealiifano earns Ulster dramatic draw, Warriors thrash Blues
The Dragons were denied a victory in a thriller at Rodney Parade when Christian Lealiifano scored right at the end to rescue Ulste…
Peter Thompson
01 Dec 2017, 20:05
Last-gasp Falcons beat Saints, Sale see off Worcester
A Nili Latu try with the last play of the game which Sonatane Takulua converted stunned out-of-sorts Northampton Saints.
Peter Thompson
01 Dec 2017, 20:04
Video - Norton hits 22mph in Dubai
The HSBC Sevens World Series kicked off in Dubai today and the skills and footwork on display have already shown how exciting the …
01 Dec 2017, 12:35
Jones looking to 'create history' this summer
Six Nations champions England will do battle with the Springboks in three Tests in South Africa next June.
Peter Thompson
01 Dec 2017, 10:50
Harlequins second row puts pen to paper on new deal
Harlequins have today announced that the 26-year-old second row has extended his time with the Club. 
01 Dec 2017, 10:42
Tim Nanai-Williams signs for Top14 giants
Tim Nani-Williams announced today that he has signed a three-year deal to move to one of Frances most prominent clubs.
01 Dec 2017, 8:49
World Cup bidding process to be overhauled following 2023 debacle
In the wake of the controversy which followed France's shock victory over Ireland and South Africa to host the 2023 Rugby World …
01 Dec 2017, 7:04
Venues for England's June test series in South Africa confirmed
SA Rugby have today confirmed the venues for England’s southern hemisphere tour to South Africa next June.
01 Dec 2017, 5:55
New front-runner tipped to replace Coetzee
As rumours continue to grow over the future of Allister Coetzee as South Africa's head coach a new name has now jumped to the fron…
01 Dec 2017, 5:34
Blues reveal new captain for 2018
"We have to work so hard every day, on and off the field. I believe we can win the Super Rugby title – that's my goal for the te…
Online Editors
01 Dec 2017, 0:33
Revealed: New NZ Super Rugby jerseys
Good news for everyone stuck for gift ideas this Christmas - the new range of Kiwi Super Rugby jerseys have come out.
30 Nov 2017, 17:58
Watch: Queensland Reds new forward pack youth movement
The Queensland Reds have announced their squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season, which includes a number of young homegrown signing…
30 Nov 2017, 16:25
Gatland defends money-making fourth Wales Test
The fourth Test is not universally popular, but Wales coach Warren Gatland has defended its merits.
Jack Davies
30 Nov 2017, 15:57
Ten top talents to watch in the U18s English Premiership
The U18 Premiership season begins in two weeks’ time and it will pitch the best players from academies up and down England again…
Alex Shaw
30 Nov 2017, 15:52
Davies pens new deal with Scarlets
Scarlets openside flanker James Davies, has put pen to paper extending his stay with his home region.
30 Nov 2017, 12:18
South Africa name side for Wales clash
South Africa have changed five for the Test with Wales, with Bulls winger Warrick Gelant earning a first start.
Peter Hanson
30 Nov 2017, 11:33
"Behave as if your mother was with you" - Welsh Police Commissioner
A Welsh Police Commissioner has called on the fans attending this weekend fixture between Wales and South Africa to behave themsel…
30 Nov 2017, 11:24
EXCLUSIVE: Azzuri 'nowhere near' England or Ireland - O'Shea gives brutal assessment
Conor O’Shea accepts his Italy team will need England to suffer a serious drop in performance to give the Azzuri any chance of p…
Chris Jones
30 Nov 2017, 10:22
Video - Wesley Fofana goes full Michael Jackson following Twitter bet
France and Clermont centre Wesley Fofana promised to show off a few dance moves if the country's tennis stars won a 10th Davis Cup…
James Harrington
30 Nov 2017, 10:10
Speculation mounting on who will takeover from failing Noves regime
Fabien Galthie has rejected suggestions he could replace France coach Guy Noves, whose future is under scrutiny following a dismal…
James Harrington
30 Nov 2017, 10:04
David Pocock set for 2018 return
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar unveiled his squad for the forthcoming Super Rugby season today, with nine new faces featuring, …
30 Nov 2017, 7:55
Depleted Wales mix it up for Springboks Test
Wales make five changes for their Test against South Africa, with Scarlets centre Hadleigh Parkes to make his debut.
Peter Hanson
30 Nov 2017, 7:48
Scarlets forced to sign local player as yet another scrumhalf gets injured
Scarlets have been forced to 'think outside the box' after another scrumhalf has been injured while the side tour South Africa.
Ian Cameron
30 Nov 2017, 7:24
Video - O'Driscoll takes part in the infamous England 7s 'Death Zone' session
HSBC Sevens World Cup ambassador Brian O'Driscoll takes to the pitch once more to take on a physically demanding training session …
30 Nov 2017, 6:33
Sean O'Brien commits future to Connacht
Connacht have today announced flanker Sean O'Brien has pledged his future to the club until the end of the 2018/2019 season.
30 Nov 2017, 6:20
Late Tackle - Introductions
The Late Tackle team of Howie Kahn, Anton van Zyl and Morgan Newman introduce their new panel show for RugbyPass. 
30 Nov 2017, 4:27
5 key points after the Wallabies' end of year tour
There have been plenty of noteworthy things from an up and down tour, so here's a few points.
Robert Seltzer
29 Nov 2017, 20:20
Tongan revolution continues - world's highest paid player in sights for World Cup
Having seemingly taken inspiration from their rugby league cousins, the Tongan rugby union team are looking to acquire the service…
Online Editors
29 Nov 2017, 17:33
Doug Howlett advised Irish club to sign Julian Savea
“I’ve tried to talk them into signing Julian Savea and getting him up here but at this stage, it’s not something we are look…
Online Editors
29 Nov 2017, 16:40
Former Highlander suspended following alleged cocaine party
Following an internal investigation, disciplinary action has been taken by Edinburgh Rugby against John Hardie for gross misconduc…
29 Nov 2017, 16:07
Fijian duo standing trial after night out goes horribly wrong
Fiji rugby stars Josaia Raisuqe and Waisea Nayacalevu have gone on trial in France over a drunken brawl outside a Paris nightspot,…
29 Nov 2017, 14:11
Watch: Welsh players attempt to translate South African slang
With the Autumn Internationals drawing to a close, we await the final hurrah from two teams who seem to be eternally underwhelming…
Peteso Cannon
29 Nov 2017, 13:41
Russell reveals what part Dan Carter played in his Racing move
Joining Racing 92 was an easy decision for Finn Russell, who would have made the move even if Dan Carter was not leaving the club.
Peter Hanson
29 Nov 2017, 11:17
Ospreys and Scarlets swap centres in Welsh mega deal
Ospreys Rugby are have announced the signing of Wales and Scarlets centre, Scott Williams, on a three-year deal. Conversely, Kiero…
29 Nov 2017, 8:51
The Goode, the Bad & the Ugly
From Scotland and Worcester to Kepu's shoulder and Noves' faltering France, with an American assault and a Gallic touchline tussle…
Rugby Pod
29 Nov 2017, 8:20
Trio of Ireland internationals extend stays at Ulster
Ireland internationals Luke Marshall, Rob Herring and Kieran Treadwell have signed three-year contract extensions with Ulster Rugb…
Kevin Jones
29 Nov 2017, 6:55
First O'Mahony - now CJ Stander's future at club questioned
New Munster Heach Coach Johann Van Graan tenure at Munster has started with some tough player contract headaches, as a second prov…
29 Nov 2017, 6:26
Sumo & Mils tackle Wristgate with special guest James Parsons
This week Scotty and Mils are joined by All Black and current Blues captain James Parsons, fresh out of an altitude chamber, for a…
28 Nov 2017, 23:27
The Northern Migration: Nick Evans
In the first part of a series on New Zealanders playing in the Northern Hemisphere, James McOnie catches up with former All Black …
James McOnie
28 Nov 2017, 22:59
Widespread outcry over 'wrist tape words' ban
"I think the whole process that's been around it has been poor," he said. "It hasn't gone out for consultation and that's a big pr…
Online Editors
28 Nov 2017, 19:07
Watch: The most dangerous 9-10 combination in schoolboy rugby
New Zealand schoolboys Lincoln McClutchie and Folau Fakatava might just be the most dangerous halves pairing in all of schoolboy r…
Online Editors
28 Nov 2017, 16:41
Ban for Kepu following shoulder charge
Australia succumbed to a chastening 53-24 loss against Scotland at Murrayfield, with Sekope Kepu's dismissal proving costly for th…
Russell Greaves
28 Nov 2017, 11:04
Saints resign front-row duo Waller and Haywood
Northampton Saints have today announced that front-row duo Alex Waller and Mikey Haywood have re-signed with the club.
28 Nov 2017, 10:02
Watchability Rankings November 2017
While the Autumn Internationals dominated rugby headlines in recent weeks, we thought we’d cast the net a little wider and inclu…
Dan Johansson
28 Nov 2017, 7:14
Ball suffers dislocated shoulder, Tipuric out of Springboks Test
Jake Ball will undergo surgery after dislocating his shoulder and Wales must also make do without Justin Tipuric against the Sprin…
Peter Thompson
28 Nov 2017, 6:37
English clubs causing selection headaches for Warren Gatland
There was good news this morning for Wales coach Warren Gatland as his number 8 Taulupe Faletau was given the green light to face …
28 Nov 2017, 5:58
From despair to dreamland: Scotland's strength in depth finally comes good
As the dust settles on their Autumn series and a historic win over Australia have Scotland finally shown that they could be real c…
Steph Brawn
28 Nov 2017, 5:23
Peter O'Mahony in talks with French and English clubs
Current Muster captain Pete O'Mahony is reportedly in talks with English and French clubs after rejecting an offer from the IRFU t…
28 Nov 2017, 2:36
In a brilliant move, World Rugby apparently bans writing on wrist tape
Wise and decisive action by World Rugby about this blight on the game.
Jamie Wall
28 Nov 2017, 2:16
Valley and Tigers top table in Old Mutual Hong Kong Premiership
Societe Generale Valley proved too strong for Kowloon in the match of the round in the Old Mutual International Men’s Premiershi…
28 Nov 2017, 2:03
England excel, France fail in autumn tests – Andy Goode
It’s report time as the autumn internationals draw to a close and, while Scotland’s star is on the rise, England and Ireland r…
Andy Goode
28 Nov 2017, 1:58
Analysis: How Rieko Ioane's lethal speed ripped apart Wales
He often makes big plays against the run of play - striking in the moment of instability, which is what makes him so dangerous.
Ben Smith
27 Nov 2017, 22:26
The Best Uncapped XV in the World?
The last month has seen plenty of new faces on the international scene, with the autumn internationals proving the perfect testing…
Alex Shaw
27 Nov 2017, 21:14
Kiwi coaches in frame for Wales
Three Kiwi coaches are believed to be shortlisted to succeed Warren Gatland to be the next Wales coach after the 2019 Rugby World …
Online Editors
27 Nov 2017, 18:58
Watch: Wallabies season review 2017
There were glimmers of hope of a new beginning as the Wallabies progressively improved throughout the Bledisloe Cup, but it was a …
Dan Thomson
27 Nov 2017, 16:43
Rieko Ioane eyes position switch for All Blacks
Rieko Ioane, the world breakthrough player of the year award winner has expressed a desire to return to the position he played as…
Online Editors
27 Nov 2017, 14:25
Sam Warburton's act of kindness to animal will warm your heart
A moment of kindness by Sam Warburton has given the internet paws for thought this weekend and will no doubt brighten the day of a…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov 2017, 8:22
Thomas du Toit set to become one of the heaviest Springboks ever
Thomas 'Tank' du Toit is set to become one of the heaviest Springboks ever after he was called in to provide frontrow cover this w…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov 2017, 7:25
Ireland set to face world champion All Blacks
It has been announced today that Ireland will welcome New Zealand and Argentina to the Aviva Stadium in preparation for the 2019 …
27 Nov 2017, 7:07
Ross Moriarty Gloucester exit and new club confirmed
Gloucester Rugby have announced that forward Ross Moriarty will leave the club at the end of the season.
27 Nov 2017, 4:41
Video - Jones beats Hansen to Coach of the Year accolade
Eddie Jones taking home World Rugby's coach of the year accolade beating off both Steven Hansen and Warren Gatland on his way to t…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov 2017, 4:22
Rival club preparing huge deal for Semi Radradra - reports
Bordeaux have made an audacious bid to tempt Semi Radradra away from Top 14 rivals Toulon, according to reports in the French rugb…
James Harrington
27 Nov 2017, 3:46
Watch: All Black season review 2017
The All Blacks' 33-18 win over Wales capped off a very interesting year for the world champs, who had some massive highs but also …
Jamie Wall
26 Nov 2017, 23:28
Historic and deserved, the Black Ferns success at the World Rugby Awards is a wake-up call to global sport
Let’s just say it out loud for those in the back of the room: World Rugby just handed its Team of the Year honour to the Black F…
Scotty Stevenson
26 Nov 2017, 22:58
Kiwis carving up the north - Warriors on the warpath
The Glasgow Warriors, coached by Dave Rennie, continue on their merry way in the PRO14.
Campbell Burnes
26 Nov 2017, 20:10
Barrett scoops World Rugby's top prize again
Beauden Barrett enjoyed another stellar year with New Zealand and was named as World Rugby's Player of the Year.
Peter Hanson
26 Nov 2017, 18:36
Rieko Ioane is World Rugby's Breakthrough Player of the Year
After what has been an immense first season with the All Blacks, Rieko Ioane has been awarded Breakthrough Player of the Year at t…
Sam Smith
26 Nov 2017, 18:11
Results are in at the World Rugby Awards
The results are in from the World Rugby Awards and it's no surprise to see New Zealand dominant in Team and Player of the Year cat…
Sam Smith
26 Nov 2017, 15:57
Kiwis carving up the north - Nanai-Williams experiment on hold
The jury is still out on whether Tim Nanai-Williams will make it as an international No 10.
Campbell Burnes
26 Nov 2017, 15:06
Warriors rout Ospreys as Scarlets survive Kings scare
There were no surprises as Glasgow Warriors remained perfect in Pro14, but Scarlets had to endure a nervy afternoon.
Peter Hanson
26 Nov 2017, 14:48
Montpellier humbled as Racing say farewell to Colombes home
Racing 92 beat Montpellier 26-0 in their final game at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir.
Nicholas McGee
26 Nov 2017, 14:46
Gritty Chiefs end Sarries' home Premiership run
Saracens slipped to a rare home Premiership defeat as leaders Exeter Chiefs showed their steel at Allianz Park.
Peter Hanson
26 Nov 2017, 14:43
Video - Steve Tandy and Twitter react to record Ospreys defeat
Fresh pressure has been heaped on Ospreys coach Steve Tandy after the troubled Welsh region shipped a record defeat at home to Gla…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov 2017, 12:45
Player Ratings: Ireland against Argentina
Time to take look back at how the boys in green fared against Argentina following their victory in the final autumn international …
26 Nov 2017, 10:48
All Blacks in decline? Don't count on it
They may not have dominated in the way to which we have become accustomed, but New Zealand remain a clinical force.
Jack Davies
26 Nov 2017, 10:16
Five Takeaways from the November Tests and an International stock check
Barring one last Test between Wales and South Africa, the autumn internationals are now in the books and being pored over from Edi…
Alex Shaw
26 Nov 2017, 8:28
Video - Cheika makes some remarkable claims in post-match press conference
Sekope Kepu was sent off as hosts Scotland ran riot at Murrayfield on Saturday, embarrassing the Wallabies 53-24.
Sacha Pisani
26 Nov 2017, 5:46
Fans view - Scotland's demolition job
We sent Scotland fan Iain Mundy along to Murrayfield on Saturday to witness their momentous win of the Wallabies. Here's his matc…
26 Nov 2017, 2:49
All Black player ratings v Wales
The All Blacks closed out their year in Cardiff with an entertaining 33-18 win over Wales. Here's how the players rated.
25 Nov 2017, 19:54
'Phenomenal' Ioane has the world at his feet, says Hansen
Rieko Ioane has the world at his feet following another star performance for the All Blacks.
Jack Davies
25 Nov 2017, 19:21
New lows for France
Japan fully deserved the memorable draw they claimed in Paris as France turned in another disappointing display on home soil.
Christopher Devine
25 Nov 2017, 19:09
England were seduced by Samoa, admits Jones
England were superior to Samoa, but Eddie Jones feels his side still have plenty of work to do.
Peter Hanson
25 Nov 2017, 19:04
Rugby's north-south divide is closing - Gatland
Wales coach Warren Gatland believes northern hemisphere sides are closing the gap on their southern hemisphere counterparts.
Jack Davies
25 Nov 2017, 17:05
Warriors break Welford Road duck at last
Josh Adams scored two tries as Worcester Warriors made history with a first win at the home of Leicester Tigers.
Christopher Devine
25 Nov 2017, 17:04
Oyonnax stun Clermont with second-half fightback, La Rochelle thump Pau
Clermont Auvergne let a healthy lead slip in their draw with struggling Oyonnax, but La Rochelle were far more clinical on Saturda…
Christopher Devine
25 Nov 2017, 17:02
Stockdale sparkles as Ireland sink Pumas
Ireland have been impressive throughout November and Jacob Stockdale was the star of the show in Saturday's victory over Argentina…
Christopher Devine
25 Nov 2017, 15:20
'Obviously you have to take into account the red card' - Townsend
Scotland were helped by a red card for Sekope Kepu, but Gregor Townsend says his side were good value for a thrilling win over Aus…
Peter Hanson
25 Nov 2017, 15:10
All Black finish season on a high
The All Blacks ended their long season with a 33-18 victory in Cardiff over Wales, sealed by three tries in the second half.
Online Editors
25 Nov 2017, 14:40
Wallabies player ratings v Scotland
The Wallabies have ended their season with a heavy 53-24 defeat at Murrayfield.
Robert Seltzer
25 Nov 2017, 13:21
England rout Manu Samoa
Elliot Daly scored twice, while George Ford impressed as England outclassed Samoa for a landmark Twickenham win.
Peter Hanson
25 Nov 2017, 13:05
Watch: Kepu sees red after reckless challenge in Murrayfield
As Scotland ran in eight tries against the Australia this afternoon the loss will be even harder to swallow for Sekope Kepu who w…
25 Nov 2017, 12:49
Sensational Scotland run riot against Wallabies
Scotland delighted their fans with an emphatic 53-24 victory over Australia, who had Sekope Kepu sent off in the first half.
Christopher Devine
25 Nov 2017, 12:40
Player Ratings: England vs Samoa
England wrapped up their autumn series today with a 48-14 victory over an outclassed Samoa side at Twickenham, securing their thir…
Alex Shaw
25 Nov 2017, 12:32
Springboks settle old Italy score
Having lost to Italy in Florence a year ago, South Africa gained a measure of revenge to restore some pride.
Russell Greaves
25 Nov 2017, 11:57
Dan Carter confirms Racing exit and his new club
A host of big-name players have moved to Japan in recent years and now the superstar fly-half will follow suit when he departs Rac…
Christopher Devine
25 Nov 2017, 11:27
Marcus Smith nominated for first major accolade of career
Harlequins have announced that Marcus Smith has been nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year for 2017.
25 Nov 2017, 5:12
Newcastle beaten by Gloucester in Premiership
Gloucester climbed to third in the Premiership with victory over Newcastle Falcons, whose poor run of form continued.
24 Nov 2017, 20:17
Ulster leave it late to deny Treviso second away victory
There were wins for Ulster, Leinster, Cardiff Blues and the Cheetahs in the Pro14 on Friday.
24 Nov 2017, 20:00
England great tips Owen Farrell over Beauden Barrett for Player of the Year
Owen Farrell should be crowned World Rugby Player of the Year, according to former England star Jason Robinson.
Jack Davies
24 Nov 2017, 17:23
Will Steve Hansen stay on as All Black coach?
NZ Rugby CEO Steve Tew has confirmed that the All Black head coaching job will be discussed at their December board meeting.
Online Editors
24 Nov 2017, 16:53
Video: This is what a combined Leicester Bath XV would look like
This video from Bath Rugby shows what a mixed international XV could look like with players from their squad and the Leicester Tig…
24 Nov 2017, 13:19
Watch: First interview with new Munster head coach
In just his first week in charge Johann van Grann has given his first interview as Munster's new head coach.
24 Nov 2017, 11:41
A night I'll never forget - Ali Price joins The Rugby Pod
Scotland scrum half Ali Price says it was an emotional day at Murrayfield on Saturday and a night that will “remain in the memor…
Rugby Pod
24 Nov 2017, 7:45
Blow for Scotland with late injury withdrawl
Scotland have received a blow this morning after one of their centres was unable to overcome a head knock from last weeks encounte…
24 Nov 2017, 7:16
The Rugby Pod - Episode 12
Scotland scrum half Ali Price joins the guys to discuss what might have been against the All Blacks and an emotional night at Murr…
Rugby Pod
24 Nov 2017, 6:04
All Blacks injuries no help to Wales – Gatland
The list of injuries facing the All Blacks will not improve Wales' chances of winning on Saturday, according to Warren Gatland.
Jack Davies
24 Nov 2017, 4:44
Karmichael Hunt recommits to Wallabies, Reds
Karmichael Hunt is sticking with the Reds and Wallabies until at least the end of 2019.
Dejan Kalinic
23 Nov 2017, 23:51
Watch: Tongan Thor to debut, and a look at the Wallabies' young guns
Michael Cheika has always aimed to breed new life into his team with young and exciting players.
Dan Thomson
23 Nov 2017, 22:17
Hartley set to lead England at Six Nations despite Samoa omission
Dylan Hartley will not play for England against Samoa but is poised to lead them in a bid for another Six Nations title.
Nicholas McGee
23 Nov 2017, 21:11
'Public has lost faith in refs' - Jonathan Kaplan
The former South African test referee claims that 'public mood has shifted from acceptance to frustration, both over the decisions…
Jamie Wall
23 Nov 2017, 20:48
Cheika avoids sanctions for outburst
Cheika was captured on the live broadcast saying " cheats'' after Australia captain Michael Hooper was sin-binned toward t…
Online Editors
23 Nov 2017, 16:41
Kieran Read to miss Wales test
"It's probably associated with [the hip flexor] ... he's bent over today and hurt it. He's in his bed and not very mobile at the m…
Ben Smith
23 Nov 2017, 16:25
Watch: 5 NFL players you wish played rugby
Everyone knows the high profile code switches from the NFL to rugby union and vice versa, Nate Ebner and Jarryd Hayne but who woul…
Peteso Cannon
23 Nov 2017, 15:47
Even by his standards, Mourad Boudjellal's latest tantrum is particularly childish
Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal declared war on Sunday matches after watching his side slump to a 40-29 home defeat against Racing 9…
James Harrington
23 Nov 2017, 14:34
The Breakdown: A preview to Saturday's rugby internationals
Wales will attempt to end their New Zealand hoodoo this weekend, we examine that game and Saturday's other internationals.
Nicholas McGee
23 Nov 2017, 14:18
The reasons for North's return to Wales begin to emerge
Following his decision to leave Northampton Saints, George North will be allowed to choose his next move in Wales.
Jack Davies
23 Nov 2017, 12:33
All Blacks name team for Wales encounter
Sam Whitelock will captain New Zealand on Saturday as they take on Wales in the Millenium Stadium as Kieran Read drops out due to …
23 Nov 2017, 12:01
George North a 'wasted commodity' at Northampton, says former manager
Northampton Saints are set to lose George North, but his exit is not the end of the world, according to his former team manager.
Nicholas McGee
23 Nov 2017, 11:41
WRU have been out bid for Ross Moriarty - Gatland
Wales headcoach Warren Gatland has revealed that the WRU's Dual National Contract bid for Ross Moriarty has been bested - currentl…
Ian Cameron
23 Nov 2017, 10:30
Jones returns to lead much-changed Wales against All Blacks
Captain Alun Wyn Jones is among a dozen players back in the Wales team to face the All Blacks in Cardiff this weekend.
Peter Thompson
23 Nov 2017, 9:13
Henshaw ruled out as Ireland name squad for Argentina clash
Robbie Henshaw is the biggest omission from Ireland's matchday squad against Argentina after picking up an injury as Joe Schmit an…
23 Nov 2017, 8:55
Marty Moore leaving Wasps to return to Ireland
Wasps have today confirmed that Marty Moore will return to Ireland.
23 Nov 2017, 5:51
Eddie Jones names English team to play Samoa
Jones has made nine changes to the starting line-up that beat Australia 30-6 last weekend at Twickenham Stadium.
Online Editors
23 Nov 2017, 5:06
The All Blacks are never afforded B-Team status
Scotty Stevenson and Mils Muliaina discuss the fact that while you might hear about a Scottish B-Team, or a Welsh B-Team, you'd ne…
22 Nov 2017, 23:22
Gatland vs Hansen: Forget the headlines about a rivalry, because there isn’t one
It almost seems fitting that this season is going to end where it began - with Steve Hansen facing off against Warren Gatland.
Jamie Wall
22 Nov 2017, 21:49
Coleman the latest to join Rebels revolution
The Rebels have continued their asset stripping of Western Force with the signing of Australia second row Adam Coleman.
Alex Fisher
22 Nov 2017, 19:37
The night Beaudenism became a religion
The dawn of the Barrett era took many by surprise. No established player has had such a rapid ‘second’ ascension and change of…
Ben Smith
22 Nov 2017, 19:31
Northampton Saints and George North release statement on winger's shock exit
Both Northampton Saints and George North have released statements following today's announcement by the WRU that winger was return…
22 Nov 2017, 15:45
The 1014 Interview: Super Rugby CEO - Avan Lee
The 1014 Rugby interview Avan Lee, CEO of the Hurricanes in New Zealand. We ask Avan how the Hurricanes hold onto the 'Rock Stars'…
22 Nov 2017, 15:07
Gatland delighted by North's return
George North's decision to leave Northampton Saints and return to Wales on an NDC has left national team coach Warren Gatland deli…
Alex Fisher
22 Nov 2017, 14:39
Pressure the key to beating All Blacks, says Gregan
Former Australia scrum-half George Gregan says New Zealand can be beaten if teams keep them under pressure for 80 minutes.
Alex Fisher
22 Nov 2017, 14:27
BREAKING: North to leave Saints to return to Wales
George North's next club has not been confirmed, but the British and Irish Lion has decide to leave Northampton Saints.
Peter Thompson
22 Nov 2017, 12:04
Crusaders release statement on 'super star' Ronan O'Gara
The BNZ Crusaders have confirmed that they have signed up the services of former Ireland international, Ronan O’Gara, for the 20…
22 Nov 2017, 11:59
England players decide not to give Samoans share of match fees
England Rugby players have made the decision not to give Samoa's players a €1,000 donation per player ahead of their clash at Tw…
Ian Cameron
22 Nov 2017, 11:09
Robinson talks up England World Cup chances
Jason Robinson was part of the last England side to win the World Cup 14 years ago and thinks the current crop can lift the Webb E…
Peter Thompson
22 Nov 2017, 10:05
Scotland make four changes for Wallabies clash
Gregor Townsend has made four alternations to the Scotland team to face Australia, including a start for the fit-again Sean Maitla…
Peter Thompson
22 Nov 2017, 9:58
A potential Bristol XV that could more than survive next season's Premiership
When Bristol were promoted to the Premiership in 2016/2017, they just didn't have the squad depth to survive among the ranks of En…
Ian Cameron
22 Nov 2017, 9:44
Confirmed - O'Gara released from Racing to take up Super Rugby role
Parisian side Racing 92 have confirmed that Ronan O'Gara will be released from his contract at the club to take up a coaching role…
Ian Cameron
22 Nov 2017, 6:03
Going on this tweet, we can assume Ross Moriarty is leaving Gloucester
Speculation is mounting that Welsh backrow Ross Moriarty is going to be signing a new contract, and not with current club Gloucest…
Ian Cameron
22 Nov 2017, 5:36
Bath on the brink of losing one of their biggest weapons
Bath Rugby could be on the brink of losing one of their biggest weapons, with the club apparently at loggerheads on a new deal for…
Alex Shaw
22 Nov 2017, 5:14
Sumo & Mils on the Gatland v Hansen pseudo-feud
Scotty and Mils reunite to discuss why Warren Gatland is misunderstood, Michael Cheika is misunderstood, and pretty much every coa…
21 Nov 2017, 23:43
Wales suffer crucial injury blow before All Blacks test
Wales have suffered a major blow ahead of this weekend's test against the All Blacks, severely denting their chances of ending a 6…
Online Editors
21 Nov 2017, 21:32
Watch: Kini Naholo's freakish natural talent on show again
Naholo recently made the decision to sign with Taranaki and join the 2018 academy intake, after representing the Chiefs under-18 …
Online Editors
21 Nov 2017, 21:05
Kieran Read battling injury to face Wales
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has been given extra recovery time in order to be fit for the test match against Wales, missing the…
Online Editors
21 Nov 2017, 17:18
Savea third All Black stricken by Mumps
"He's in his room and has been in isolation for a few days. He has been fully vaccinated previously as a kid, but clearly, he has …
Online Editors
21 Nov 2017, 15:54
Hughes ruled out of Samoa clash as Watson, Joseph omitted
England coach Eddie Jones has retained 25 players to face Samoa, but Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph and the injured Nathan Hughes…
Christopher Devine
21 Nov 2017, 15:42
England Squad Update
Eddie Jones has retained 25 players to prepare for England’s Old Mutual Wealth Series match against Samoa at Twickenham Stadium.
Online Editors
21 Nov 2017, 13:44
Allister Coetzee's future in jeopardy
Speculation is continuing to mount in South Africa that current head coach Allister Coetzee could be out of a job next month due t…
21 Nov 2017, 13:20
Renewed interest for Glasgow Warriors lock Gray
It is being reported that Championship side Bristol have put an offer forward to Glasgow Warriors lock Jonny Gray leaving his futu…
21 Nov 2017, 12:59
Scarlets Injury SOS brings former Welsh international out of retirement
Former Wales and British and Irish Lion could be in line to make a comeback, having retired at the end of last season, as he has b…
21 Nov 2017, 11:59
Former Wallaby captain announces retirement from all forms of rugby
Former Australian captain Stephen Moore has announced he is retiring from all forms of rugby following the Wallabies clash with Sc…
21 Nov 2017, 11:13
Wales lose Williams and Cuthbert for All Blacks clash
Wales will be without Alex Cuthbert and Liam Williams when they host New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Alex Fisher
21 Nov 2017, 8:44
Edinburgh land former New Zealand under 20 playmaker
Edinburgh have today announced the signing of former Auckland Blues fly-half Simon Hickey on a two-year deal. The 23-year-old who …
21 Nov 2017, 8:20
Brumbies sign Wallaby lock's gigantic 6'10, 127kg twin
The Brumbies have announced the signing of 6'10 and 127kg lock Richie Arnold, twin brother of current Brumbie Rory, on a two year …
21 Nov 2017, 5:19
Watch: Kenya's schoolboy prodigy tearing up in South Africa
Kenya has uncovered their first schoolboy prodigy - Jeff Mutuku. Jeff began playing rugby in 2012 at 12 years old when he attended…
Online Editors
20 Nov 2017, 23:04
Analysis: How the All Blacks unleashed Sonny Bill Williams against Scotland
The reality is the role Williams plays in the All Blacks midfield has changed. He is being asked to do different things, most of w…
Ben Smith
20 Nov 2017, 22:54
Brown could return for England, Underhill out
Eddie Jones has flagged the likely availability of Mike Brown for England's Test against Samoa at Twickenham.
Iain Strachan
20 Nov 2017, 14:53
Is it time England fans started valuing this 'unfashionable' trio of players?
As trios go, these three players take an inordinate amount of flak from rugby fans and even some sections of the media.
Alex Shaw
20 Nov 2017, 14:49
Wallabies coach Cheika faces investigation
Australia coach Michael Cheika was furious at some of the decisions made in England's win on Saturday, and he now faces disciplina…
Iain Strachan
20 Nov 2017, 14:41
Gatland vows not to rise to New Zealand media barbs
The New Zealand media were not too favourable of Warren Gatland as Lions coach, but he will not rise to any future jibes.
Iain Strachan
20 Nov 2017, 13:00
Michael Hooper has a new unwelcome record
Australian captain Michael Hooper broke the record for most yellow cards received by an international player during his sides 30-6…
20 Nov 2017, 12:36
Underhill to be rested after picking up second concussion this season
Eddie Jones is to rest backrow Sam Underhill for England's clash with Samoa this weekend.
Ian Cameron
20 Nov 2017, 10:45
EXCLUSIVE: Details of England women's lucrative new deal revealed
England’s women’s players have struck a new new deal thrashed with the RFU after their one year full time contracts will contr…
Chris Jones
20 Nov 2017, 9:16
Scotland need wins, not glorious defeats – Andy Goode
The All Blacks got out of jail on Saturday and you couldn’t help but be impressed by Scotland and the whole atmosphere at Murray…
Andy Goode
20 Nov 2017, 8:56
Just 7 All Blacks remain from RWC2015 - Hansen
New Zealand will sign off a busy 2017 in Wales at the weekend, and coach Steve Hansen is satisfied with another year of progressio…
Matthew Scott
20 Nov 2017, 8:03
Everyday New Zealand Rugby - The best steps, ankle breakers and footwork
One of the theories in the world of rugby is that New Zealand's talent pool is unmatched anywhere in the world. Comment sections o…
Online Editors
20 Nov 2017, 1:46
All Black indiscipline revealed
Want to know just how much the All Blacks infringe? Have a look at these numbers and see the proof.
19 Nov 2017, 23:26
Welsh great 'wonders if Wales are ready to face New Zealand'
One of Wales' greatest ever players has issued a dire warning to his old team in the wake of their uninspiring 13-6 win over Georg…
Online Editors
19 Nov 2017, 21:18
Confirmed: Shields to Wasps, potential England call up
Brad Shields announced today he will be leaving New Zealand Rugby at the conclusion of the Hurricanes' 2018 Super Rugby campaign.
Online Editors
19 Nov 2017, 16:56
Confirmed - Finn Russell is leaving Glasgow Warriors
Glasgow Warriors have confirmed that fly-half Finn Russell will leave the club at the end of the season.
19 Nov 2017, 16:51
The ridiculous Toulon backline that started vs Racing...but still lost
If there was any lingering doubt as to how insanely stacked Toulon's squad is, one needn't have looked further than their starting…
Ian Cameron
19 Nov 2017, 16:34
Watch: Manu Samoa v Manu Romania
One international that flew under the radar over the weekend was Manu Samoa’s 17-13 loss to Romania in Bucharest.
Campbell Burnes
19 Nov 2017, 15:32
Kiwis carving up the north: Heem brings the power
Bryce Heem seems to have found a home at Sixways.
Campbell Burnes
19 Nov 2017, 15:15
Racing climb above Toulon in thriller
A thrilling Top 14 encounter saw Racing 92 emerge with maximum points from their trip to Toulon.
19 Nov 2017, 13:43
Exeter have just gone top of the Premiership
The Premiership has a new leader after Exeter Chiefs capitalised on a defeat for Saracens with victory over Harlequins.
Jack Davies
19 Nov 2017, 12:33
All Blacks lose two ahead of Wales clash
New Zealand will be without Rieko Ioane and Luke Romano against Wales, who have doubts about Liam Williams' fitness.
Jack Davies
19 Nov 2017, 10:24
All Blacks - player ratings v Scotland
The All Black survived a scare against Scotland at Murrayfield today, here's how the players fared individually.
19 Nov 2017, 0:18
Hogg and Barclay 'gutted' to let All Blacks escape
New Zealand were at risk of succumbing to a surprise loss to Scotland at Murrayfield, where the home team were disappointed to fal…
Iain Strachan
18 Nov 2017, 23:52
Springboks gain measure of revenge over 2023 RWC hosts France
France were controversially selected ahead of South Africa as 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts, but the Springboks ran out winners on th…
Christopher Devine
18 Nov 2017, 18:18
Wasps sting Falcons, Warriors off the mark
A recent run of good Premiership form continued for Wasps as they saw off Newcastle Falcons, while Worcester Warriors finally won.
Iain Strachan
18 Nov 2017, 17:10
Montpellier take charge of Top 14 as Lyon slip up
Lyon's defeat at champions Clermont allowed Montpellier to take ownership of first place in France's Top 14.
Iain Strachan
18 Nov 2017, 17:04
Jones: Refs 'best in the world for today'
England coach Eddie Jones was delighted by his side's win over Australia but objected to the suggestion the hosts were fortunate.
Christopher Devine
18 Nov 2017, 16:49
Thumb injury ends Coleman's tour
A thumb injury has forced an early end to Adam Coleman's tour.
Alex Fisher
18 Nov 2017, 16:40
Ireland's lack of depth exposed in close Fiji scare
Ireland's first-choice side thrashed the Springboks last weekend, but a team showing 13 changes had to work hard to beat Fiji.
Christopher Devine
18 Nov 2017, 15:29
Video - Cheika makes no excuses after controversial calls hurt Australia
Michael Cheika appeared flabbergasted by some of the refereeing decisions at Twickenham, but made no excuses after his side had lo…
Christopher Devine
18 Nov 2017, 15:20
Brave Scotland almost topple All Blacks
Scotland came out firing today at Murrayfield, putting together one of their best performances of recent years despite losing to t…
Online Editors
18 Nov 2017, 14:19
Georgia courageous in loss to Wales
Warren Gatland will have been far from pleased with the laborious nature of Wales' 13-6 win over Georgia.
18 Nov 2017, 13:14
Wallabies - Player ratings
The Wallabies good recent run of form came to an at a very dreary Twickenham. Here's how the players rated.
Robert Seltzer
18 Nov 2017, 12:52
England claim controversial win over Wallabies
England claimed victory over Australia at Twickenham following a helter-skelter match featuring a host of controversial incidents.
Christopher Devine
18 Nov 2017, 12:33
England Player Ratings vs Australia
England blew the cobwebs and some of their lingering criticisms away with a 30-6 victory over Australia today, their fifth over th…
Alex Shaw
18 Nov 2017, 12:26
Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy
Nicolas Sanchez kicked 13 points as Argentina got the better of Italy courtesy of a strong finish in Florence.
Christopher Devine
18 Nov 2017, 11:32
Cue the predictable outrage, but spare me the guilt trip - Scotty Stevenson
If it is true that Brad Shields said ‘no thanks’ to a stopgap spot in the All Blacks on their Northern Tour in the hope he can…
Scotty Stevenson
18 Nov 2017, 5:27
Gloucester's second-half surge stuns leaders Saracens
Saracens were dealt just their second defeat of the campaign as Gloucester produced a stunning second-half surge.
Nicholas McGee
17 Nov 2017, 19:37
Flanker snubs All Blacks for England opportunity - report
Hurricanes and Wellington loose forward Brad Shields has apparently spurned the chance for an All Black call up, according to The …
Online Editors
17 Nov 2017, 18:07
Want to help Pacific Island rugby? Give the players the power to choose
While World Rugby revealed a bit more of its agenda than it probably wanted to, the overshadowing of the real problem in the game …
Jamie Wall
17 Nov 2017, 16:29
Swinson set to miss Six Nations after finger surgery
Scotland are likely to be without Tim Swinson for their Six Nations campaign after he was ruled out for four months.
Nicholas McGee
17 Nov 2017, 12:50
Cheika disrespected referee - Jones
The England head coach does not expect referee Ben O'Keeffe to be influenced by Michael Cheika's words.
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2017, 12:08
Uncapped Brumby replaces injured Coleman for Twickenham clash
Adam Coleman was ruled out of the Cook Cup clash at Twickenham on the eve of the match, so Blake Enever will make his internationa…
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2017, 11:47
Vunipola wants more support for Pacific Island nations
Billy Vunipola wants more Tier 1 nations to play Tests in the Pacific Islands and World Rugby to provide more support for infrastr…
Rugby Pod
17 Nov 2017, 9:31
Five Scottish players to watch on Saturday
After 30 winless games stretching back to 1905, Scotland find themselves once again hoping to defeat world champions New Zealand a…
Steph Brawn
17 Nov 2017, 8:54
John Barclay set for return to Scotland
Former Glasgow Warriors man Barclay, capped 64 times by his country, lifted the Pro12 title with Scarlets last season but is looki…
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2017, 8:48
England winger faster than Usain Bolt
As England get set to face Australia in Twickenham this Saturday, head Coach Eddie Jones will be happy to know he has selected pos…
17 Nov 2017, 7:02
Youngs braced for 'confrontational and confident' Wallabies
Battle-hardened by the recent Rugby Championship, the Wallabies will be a tough challenge for England, according to Ben Youngs.
Iain Strachan
17 Nov 2017, 5:46
Steve Diamond banned for this post match interview
Following the match Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs on Friday 27 October 2017, Diamond gave a broadcast interview during which he alle…
Online Editors
17 Nov 2017, 5:23
The Breakdown: A statistical look at Saturday's rugby internationals
Fans of international rugby are in for a treat this weekend, with another hectic schedule involving the top nine teams in the rank…
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2017, 5:02
Mouths from the south - the best/worst of Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika
While the Australians have a chance for revenge after their humiliating 3-0 series defeat to the English last year, all eyes will …
17 Nov 2017, 0:08
Taylor replaces Coles for All Blacks at Murrayfield
New Zealand have made a solitary, injury enforced, change to their line-up to face Scotland, who make two alterations for the matc…
Matthew Scott
16 Nov 2017, 18:00
Cheika accuses England of deliberate late shots
Michael Cheika has started the war-of-words before Saturday's test against England, claiming that in last year's fixtures against…
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 17:09
Fiji name easily the heaviest backline ever assembled in international rugby
Fiji have named what is almost certainly the heaviest backline ever assembled in international rugby for their clash with Ireland …
Ian Cameron
16 Nov 2017, 16:26
Watch: Locks just shouldn't be able to do this
These kinds of skills you would expect of a precious back, not from your main lineout option. Taine is the son of Hurricanes forwa…
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 15:51
The Japanese club Dan Carter is likely to join named
All Blacks legend Dan Carter is set to finish his career in Japan and this club will give him the chance to add another winners me…
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 15:24
SBW receives apology from ref over yellow card
'The penalty was obviously awarded, but he said he made that mistake by sending me off.'
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 15:07
Irish politician's inadvertently hilarious take on failed RWC bid demands watching
An Irish politician's summation of the country's failed bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup has gone viral today.
Ian Cameron
16 Nov 2017, 12:10
All Blacks name strongest possible side for Murrayfield clash
Steve Hansen has named his strongest possible side for the All Blacks' clash with Scotland on Saturday.
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 11:58
Springboks name side to face France
There have been several changes to the Springboks side to face France at the weekend.
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 9:18
Tom Croft retires with 'immediate effect'
Former England, Lions and current Leicester Tigers backrow Tom Croft has retired with immediate effect.
16 Nov 2017, 8:31
Head of IRFU fires shots at Wales and Scotland over RWC betrayal
The head of the IRFU, Philip Browne, has thrown serious shade at Scotland and Wales over their lack of support for Ireland's RWC20…
Ian Cameron
16 Nov 2017, 7:32
England name team to face the Wallabies
Jones has made four changes to the side that defeated Argentina 21-8 on Saturday.
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 6:30
Wallabies can gain England revenge - Horwill
Australia have lost their last four Tests against England, but James Horwill says they can end that run this weekend.
Peter Thompson
16 Nov 2017, 6:07
Rebels sign Wallabies trio
The defunct Western Force's loss is proving to be the Rebels' gain, with three Wallabies agreeing to make the move to Melbourne.
Peter Thompson
16 Nov 2017, 5:44
Hong Kong fall just short against Russia
Hong Kong came agonisingly close to taking down Russia in their opening match of the Regal Hotels Cup of Nations at King’s Park …
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 5:09
Did France buy their way to #RWC2023?
A very dusty Scotty Stevenson chats with Mils Muliaina about a wide range of topics, from the 2023 RWC hosting decision to Ronan O…
15 Nov 2017, 22:19
Scots skipper on All Blacks: 'We have looked at how to beat them'
Scotland captain John Barclay reckons it's not worth dwelling on the past matches.
Online Editors
15 Nov 2017, 20:36
Analysis: Why the Wallabies need to play Kurtley Beale at 12 against England
With Folau rested for the end of year tour, Beale has been playing fullback. However, if Australia is going to reverse their recen…
Ben Smith
15 Nov 2017, 18:42
The Six Nations is what we need - Georgian coach
Rapidly improving Georgia's Kiwi coach Milton Haig has once again raised the question of whether the Lelos should be included into…
Online Editors
15 Nov 2017, 17:06
Will the Wallabies unleash the Tongan Thor?
YouTube sensation Taniela Tupou, known as the Tongan Thor, will be residentially qualified to play for the Wallabies next week in …
Ben Smith
15 Nov 2017, 16:22
South Africa World Cup snub not humiliating insists World Rugby chairman
France's bid got the nod as South Africa's hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup were dashed in a decision that raised eyebrow…
Russell Greaves
15 Nov 2017, 14:51
French stars to leave Toulouse
Toulouse have been unable to tie Les Bleus duo into signing new contracts with the club.
Peter Thompson
15 Nov 2017, 12:07
Quelle surprise? French not surprised by RWC decision and here's why
Eyebrows were raised when France was named the host nation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, but the nation's bid leader was not surpr…
Russell Greaves
15 Nov 2017, 11:18
Video - 'Some level of embarrassment for World Rugby' - BOD
The decision to award Rugby World Cup 2023 to France was always going to leave a lot of noses out of joint, not least the Irish bi…
Ian Cameron
15 Nov 2017, 10:58
SA Rugby chief questions 'opaque' World Cup decision process
South Africa were favourites to stage the World Cup in six years' time, but the tournament will instead return to France
Peter Thompson
15 Nov 2017, 9:38
France announced as hosts of Rugby World Cup 2023
World Rugby described the process as transparent, objective, professional, but there will be a lot of questions given that an inde…
15 Nov 2017, 8:04
Live Streaming - Rugby World Cup 2023 host selection announcement
Today the World Rugby Council appoints the Rugby World Cup 2023 host.
15 Nov 2017, 7:54
Wallabies to check on Coleman for England clash
Australia's Adam Coleman will undergo a fitness test on Thursday to see if he can line up against Six Nations champions England.
Peter Thompson
15 Nov 2017, 6:39
Super Rugby to hit the USA
"We are excited that rugby fans in the United States will get the opportunity to enjoy and witness Super Rugby first hand."
Online Editors
14 Nov 2017, 17:54
Wales' Warburton expecting to miss Six Nations
After undergoing neck surgery in September, Wales' Sam Warburton is viewing a potential appearance at the Six Nations as "a big bo…
Tom Webber
14 Nov 2017, 16:40
Spirited France XV come up short against New Zealand
A France XV could not improve on the first team's poor form as they were also beaten by New Zealand on Tuesday.
Ben Spratt
14 Nov 2017, 16:06
England drop Kruis for Wallabies clash
Eddie Jones has again demonstrated his ruthless streak by leaving George Kruis out of the England squad to take on the Wallabies.
Peter Thompson
14 Nov 2017, 11:35
Update - Eddie Jones names 25 retained players for Wallabies test
Eddie Jones has retained 25 players to prepare for England’s Old Mutual Wealth Series match against Australia at Twickenham Stad…
14 Nov 2017, 9:55
Watch: Beale offers Prince William his budgie smugglers for Christmas
Kurtley Beale did not feel the urge to dress up for the occasion when the Duke of Cambridge came into the dressing room in Cardiff…
Peter Thompson
14 Nov 2017, 8:24
Bath prop Auterac set to leave for Premiership rivals
The transfer season is beginning to ramp up in the northern hemisphere and the next name that is set to hit the rugby headlines is…
Alex Shaw
14 Nov 2017, 6:19
Jonathan Davies hit with devastating injury set back
Jonathan Davies will miss next year's Six Nations with a foot injury sustained on Wales duty.
Jack Davies
14 Nov 2017, 5:11
Rugby Rewind - England vs the Wallabies, 13th November 2010
This autumn’s Old Mutual Wealth series continues this weekend, with England taking on Australia at Twickenham on Saturday in a h…
Dan Johansson
14 Nov 2017, 4:58
Analysis: Ireland's killer blow against the Springboks – The triangle double screen
With just under ten minutes to play, Ireland held a 17-3 lead over South Africa. Ireland had worked into a dominant position in th…
Ben Smith
14 Nov 2017, 0:14
Former Wallaby re-signs with Leicester Tigers
The extension, announced on Monday night by Leicester, takes him past the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and with 31 Tests to his name, he …
Online Editors
13 Nov 2017, 16:33
Eddie Jones makes public apology...before attacking journalist's 'professionalism'
Eddie Jones moved from defence to attack better than his players today as he dealt with the fall-out from the television pictures …
Chris Jones
13 Nov 2017, 15:25
Barrett and Ioane shortlisted for Men's World Player of the Year gong
Two All Blacks and as many England players on the shortlist to be named the best player in the world along with Israel Folau.
Peter Thompson
13 Nov 2017, 14:44
Dan Carter expected to sign with Japanese Top League club
Dan Carter is expected to finish his playing career in Japan next year, according to French reports.
Online Editors
13 Nov 2017, 14:40
Eddie Jones told off by his 93-year-old mother for swearing
Eddie Jones' frustration got the better off him at Twickenham on Saturday and his elderly mother was not impressed.
Peter Thompson
13 Nov 2017, 14:18
Irreplaceable Farrell sees stock soar in his absence – Andy Goode
They say you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone and that was definitely the case with English rugby and Owen Farrell …
Andy Goode
13 Nov 2017, 12:47
Who's got the worst union in World Rugby? Part 2 - South Africa
“Their selection policies are not conducive to creating a merit based team and the prestige that goes along with knowing that yo…
Online Editors
13 Nov 2017, 11:46
BREAKING: Harry Thacker is set to leave Leicester Tigers
With a perfect record of eight wins from eight games, Pat Lam’s Bristol are looking in good shape to return the to Premiership a…
Alex Shaw
13 Nov 2017, 11:28
In their darkest hour, the Springboks are recalling a true powerhouse
Coenie Oosthuizen has flown home after suffering knee ligament damage against Ireland, so Duane Vermeulen could face France in Par…
Peter Thompson
13 Nov 2017, 10:41
Who's got the worst union in World Rugby? Part 1 - Samoa
But to those with experience on the ground in Samoa, the story is one more of corruption and mismanagement
Online Editors
13 Nov 2017, 10:34
Wales resort to the tried and tested
Jonathan Davies' ankle injury has prompted Warren Gatland to call up the experienced Jamie Roberts.
Peter Thompson
13 Nov 2017, 10:26
Leicester extend five player contracts
Leicester Tigers announced new deals for five players on Monday, with Dan Cole and Matt Toomua the standout names.
Tom Webber
13 Nov 2017, 9:12
Scotland lose three players through injury
Ahead of their match against world champions New Zealand, Scotland have lost three players to injury.
Tom Webber
13 Nov 2017, 8:58
Marler called up to England squad for Wallabies clash
Eddie Jones has named a 35-man England squad to play Australia, with Joe Marler selected after serving a suspension.
Tom Webber
13 Nov 2017, 6:06
The Springboks are the new France
Everything was going well after the heroic loss to the All Blacks in Cape Town, then they go to Dublin and get hosed by the Irish.
Jamie Wall
13 Nov 2017, 5:11
Watch: Try of the year candidate by Georgian fullback
How is this for pace?
Online Editors
12 Nov 2017, 18:10
Te'o to join England camp as centre steps up recovery
England have invited Ben Te'o to spend time with the squad to assist with his recovery from injury.
Jack Davies
12 Nov 2017, 17:55
Watch: Kiwis carving up the north - international edition
Kiwis are making their presence felt in November via several international teams in the north, and not just the All Blacks and Mao…
Campbell Burnes
12 Nov 2017, 15:31
Update - Eddie Jones names 35 man squad for Wallabies Test
England head coach Eddie Jones has called up 35 players ahead of England’s second Test of the Old Mutual Wealth Series against A…
12 Nov 2017, 14:20
Coles gone for six months
The All Black hooker went down 24 minutes into the test match, after playing a starring role by scoring the first try.
Online Editors
12 Nov 2017, 13:36
Video - Kurtley Beale teaches Steff Evans a lesson in international rugby
Steff Evans is an exceptional player, and he will likely have a healthy career at international level, but Wallaby fullback Kurtle…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov 2017, 9:29
Rokoduguni eager to prove himself for England
England laboured to an underwhelming win over Argentina, but Semesa Rokoduguni did manage to catch the eye.
Russell Greaves
12 Nov 2017, 7:22
Springbok player ratings
For a second time in 2017 under coach Allister Coetzee, the Springbok conceded a record score - this time, a 3-38 defeat to Irelan…
12 Nov 2017, 2:03
All Black player ratings
Here's how the All Blacks fared in this morning's 38-18 victory over France in Paris.
Online Editors
12 Nov 2017, 0:13
Hansen: Sonny Bill didn't know the rules
Sonny Bill Williams was unaware of the rule that led to his yellow card against France, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.
Dejan Kalinic
11 Nov 2017, 23:31
Player ratings: Wallabies v Wales
It was a morale boosting win for the Wallabies in Cardiff as they embark on their three-match tour, here's how the players perform…
Robert Seltzer
11 Nov 2017, 21:51
Watch - Eddies Jones' loses it during England's sloppy display
England were below their best against Argentina, but Eddie Jones said: "The reality is we haven't played a game together since Mar…
Christopher Devine
11 Nov 2017, 21:40
Watch - Coetzee learns lesson from Albany: 'No positives' in this hiding
Watch as Allister Coetzee faces the media after the Springboks' 38-3 loss to Ireland.
Online Editors
11 Nov 2017, 17:58
All Blacks 38 France 18 - Match review
It was a game of two halves in Paris today as the All Blacks beat France 38-18.
Online Editors
11 Nov 2017, 17:01
Jonathan Davies injury 'doesn't look brilliant', says Gatland
Jonathan Davies was hurt in the final minute of Wales' loss to Australia and coach Warren Gatland said: "It doesn't look brilliant…
Christopher Devine
11 Nov 2017, 16:19
Sexton puts the boot in as Ireland thrash sorry Springboks
Substitutes Rhys Ruddock and Rob Herring grab tries off the bench as Ireland cut loose in the closing stages in Dublin.
Rob Lancaster
11 Nov 2017, 15:37
Wallabies' impressive form continues as Wales beaten again
Wales have not beaten Australia since 2008 and their miserable run against the Wallabies continued in Cardiff on Saturday.
Christopher Devine
11 Nov 2017, 14:46
McKinley completes incredible journey to international rugby scene
Italy beat Fiji 19-10 on Saturday in a match most notable for the international debut of Ian McKinley.
Christopher Devine
11 Nov 2017, 13:41
Match Preview: France v All Blacks
France coach Guy Noves caused a stir on Thursday when naming a new and young halfback pairing.
Online Editors
11 Nov 2017, 13:26
Rusty England overcome spirited Pumas
Nathan Hughes and Semesa Rokoduguni scored the tries as England saw off struggling Argentina despite failing to fire on all cylind…
Peter Thompson
11 Nov 2017, 13:17
Player Ratings: England vs Argentina
England got their autumn off to a victorious start at Twickenham earlier today, defeating Argentina, 21-8, in a resilient but rust…
Alex Shaw
11 Nov 2017, 13:09
Scotland edge Samoa in thriller
Scotland enjoyed the better of a thrilling Test with Samoa at Murrayfield as Gregor Townsend's side recorded a 44-38 win.
Alex Fisher
11 Nov 2017, 12:24
Match Preview - Wales v Australia
This week marks the New Zealander's tenth anniversary as Wales coach and Gatland would love nothing more than for his side to halt…
Online Editors
11 Nov 2017, 7:22
"We can win a World Cup" - Hartley
Eddie Jones has revitalised England's form since 2015, but Dylan Hartley says they need to keep improving.
Alex Fisher
11 Nov 2017, 5:03
French and at least one Premiership club pursuing O'Mahony - BOD
British and Irish Lions backrow Peter O'Mahony is said to be the target of a number of clubs in France, and at least one Aviva Pre…
Ian Cameron
11 Nov 2017, 4:59
McBryde wants Wales to be clinical against in-form Wallabies
The Wallabies will be looking to make it 13 straight wins over Wales at the Principality Stadium, but the Welsh are optimistic.
Rob Lancaster
10 Nov 2017, 22:01
Maori All Blacks upset in Bordeaux
An unfancied French Barbarians outfit has taken down the Maori All Blacks in Bordeaux today, triumphing 19-15 in a scrappy game.
Online Editors
10 Nov 2017, 17:31
1014 Podcast: November Tests 2017 - Preview
The 1014 examine the relevance of the 2017 November Tests in the build-up to RWC 2017.
10 Nov 2017, 16:57
Analysis: Why Aaron Smith is so important to the All Blacks
With nearly half of all All Black tries this season coming from phase-play, one man is at the heart of driving this statistic.
Ben Smith
10 Nov 2017, 13:12
EXCLUSIVE: Change rule or continue to watch Argentinian rugby decline - Bosch
Marcelo Bosch helped Argentina reach the 2015 World Cup semi-finals but fears the Pumas will not make a similar impact in Japan un…
Chris Jones
10 Nov 2017, 10:57
Rising Star - In Ollie Lawrence, Worcester may have found England's next Manu Tualagi
It’s fair to say things aren’t looking too pretty for Worcester Warriors right now.
Alex Shaw
10 Nov 2017, 9:45
The Breakdown: A statistical look at Saturday's rugby internationals
We take a look at the stats behind the weekend's international rugby action, with New Zealand, England, Wales and Australia all in…
Jack Davies
10 Nov 2017, 9:38
Watch: The statistical targets England aim to achieve against the Pumas
A fascinating insight into how England's chances of winning break down, defining the nuts and bolts of an English victory.
Online Editors
10 Nov 2017, 6:55
Video Analysis: Rugby's 6 Principles of Play demonstrated
Video analyst and rugby coach Liam Dunseath takes a look how Rugby's Principles of Play were demonstrated in last weekend's Barbar…
Liam Dunseath
10 Nov 2017, 5:05
Farrell and Itoje unimpressed with England omission
England head coach Eddie Jones said "it's like being a horse trainer" deciding whether his players are in the right condition to p…
Peter Thompson
10 Nov 2017, 4:34
Ronan O'Gara set for surprise move to New Zealand - Report
Reports in the Irish media this morning suggest that Ronan O'Gara is set for a surprise move to New Zealand where he will take up…
Fred Culazzo
10 Nov 2017, 4:00
Coetzee defiant as 'Beast' mode costs Kitshoff
Steven Kitshoff has been forced to make way for the returning Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira, but South Africa's coach is happy with his…
Iain Strachan
09 Nov 2017, 21:47
Watch: All Black prop - 'The doc thought I wouldn't play again'
'In our careers we get a lot of negativity and it's part of our lives to prove people wrong.'
Online Editors
09 Nov 2017, 17:07
Pumas coach calls out Jones - 'Perhaps some things Eddie says are not true'
England coach Eddie Jones has attempted to put the heat on Argentina, but Daniel Hourcade insists the Pumas are unaffected.
Iain Strachan
09 Nov 2017, 16:20
Video - Going on these comments, Marler and Yarde weren't best mates
England loosehead Joe Marler has revealed that he didn't speak to teammate Marland Yarde for the 18 months preceding his exit from…
Rugby Pod
09 Nov 2017, 15:53
Scans reveal Tom Curry to miss significantly more than the Argentina match
A wrist injury has ruled Tom Curry out of England's Test against Argentina, leading head coach Eddie Jones to recall Sam Simmonds.
Iain Strachan
09 Nov 2017, 14:23
Named: Aki to make Ireland bow against Springboks
Bundee Aki will make his Test debut for Ireland against the Springboks after recently qualifying to play for Joe Schmidt's men.
Peter Thompson
09 Nov 2017, 14:20
Named: France bring back battering ram Bastareaud
Mathieu Bastareaud has not been seen in a France shirt since the World Cup, but will be up against the world champions this weeken…
Peter Thompson
09 Nov 2017, 14:14
Named: Wallabies side to play Wales
Samu Kerevi will start for Australia at centre against Wales ahead of Karmichael Hunt as Michael Cheika keeps faith with the incum…
Iain Strachan
09 Nov 2017, 14:04
Ireland to field one of their heaviest back-lines ever against South Africa
Ireland has named one of its heaviest backlines in recent memory, fielding a back-line with an average weight of 98.8kg.
Online Editors
09 Nov 2017, 11:01
BREAKING: Leicester Tigers sign 78 cap heavyweight Wallaby frontrower
Leicester Tigers have completed the signing of Australia international hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau on a two-and-a-half year contract,…
09 Nov 2017, 10:55
BREAKING: World Rugby are stepping in on the Samoa crisis
The insolvent Samoa Rugby Union has been boosted by additional funding from the world governing body.
Peter Thompson
09 Nov 2017, 9:11
Wales trio to make home debuts against Wallabies
Warren Gatland said he has picked a squad that is "packed with talent and on form" for the Test against the Wallabies in Cardiff.
Peter Thompson
09 Nov 2017, 7:34
Video - Stuart Hogg breaks down in tears on camera in wake of Lions exit
The latest British and Irish documentary release features Stuart Hogg coming to terms with his early exit from the Lions tour, aft…
09 Nov 2017, 7:01
England team to face Argentina
Eddie Jones has named his side to face Argentina in England’s opening game of the Old Mutual Wealth Series.
Online Editors
09 Nov 2017, 5:07
Named: All Black team to play France
Skipper and regular midfield return for All Blacks against France.
Online Editors
09 Nov 2017, 0:05
All Blacks skipper begrudgingly splits Paris dinner bill
Scotty and Mils discuss the upcoming France test, and get a double dose of All Blacks on the phone - Colin Slade calls in from Pau…
08 Nov 2017, 20:25
Scotty Stevenson: Samoan Rugby Union disrespects the players and the game
The Samoan Rugby Union needs a hand up, not a hand out. It also needs a complete administrative overhaul.
Scotty Stevenson
08 Nov 2017, 20:19
Appeal launched for Samoan players
With the Manu Samoa team currently on tour in the UK, Pacific Rugby Players Welfare has launched an appeal to ensure the players a…
Jamie Wall
08 Nov 2017, 18:19
Gosper defends Rugby World Cup bid process
Ireland and France were critical of the review process for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, but World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper defended the…
Peter Hanson
08 Nov 2017, 17:45
Should the Queensland Reds re-sign Karmichael Hunt?
At 30 years old, Hunt’s career is in the twilight stages after stints in the NRL, AFL, and Super Rugby - but should the Reds thi…
Ben Smith
08 Nov 2017, 17:19
Tuilagi visits witch doctor, rids himself of 'spirit wives'
'There are male spirits too, but the witch doctor said I was too handsome!'
Christopher Devine
08 Nov 2017, 17:13
Samoa Rugby Union declared bankrupt
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi issued a plea for funds to keep the governing body in business.
Peter Thompson
08 Nov 2017, 11:56
Sam Burgess calls out Rob Andrew over World Cup criticism
Rob Andrew's suggestion that selecting Sam Burgess for the Rugby World Cup was a mistake has led to a rebuttal.
Peter Hanson
08 Nov 2017, 11:44
IRFU letter attacks 3 flaws in South Africa's RWC bid...including the country's 'junk' credit rating
The head of the Irish Rugby, IRFU CEO Phillip Browne has written to World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper outlining what he sees as serious…
Ian Cameron
08 Nov 2017, 9:41
London Irish player 'remaining positive' in wake of cancer diagnosis
Squad members and staff at London Irish are rallying behind first team player Darren Dawidiuk who is receiving treatment for testi…
08 Nov 2017, 6:11
Eddie Jones takes Daly May gamble
England coach Eddie Jones has retained Elliot Daly and Jonny May for the contest against Argentina despite fitness concerns over t…
Peter Hanson
07 Nov 2017, 22:14
Analysis: How the Wallabies 'fake maul' set up Speight's try
It will be tougher to find & isolate weak defenders like they did on this set piece lineout move, but this play illustrated the Wa…
Ben Smith
07 Nov 2017, 20:40
Ego of French clubs a detriment to national team
Scotty and Mils discuss the upcoming France test, and get a double dose of All Blacks on the phone - Colin Slade calls in from Pau…
07 Nov 2017, 18:03
5 talking points ahead of the Wallabies' trip to Europe
There will be sterner tests ahead as they head over to Europe to end their season, but some of the performances will have given Mi…
Robert Seltzer
07 Nov 2017, 17:02
Eddie Jones retains 26 players for Argentina
England have named a squad of 26 players that can be selected for their clash with Argentina on Saturday.
Online Editors
07 Nov 2017, 15:32
Hogg gave up a certain alcoholic beverage and lost 9kg
Stuart Hogg has been one of the most consistent performers in recent six nations memory, touring New Zealand this summer with Warr…
Online Editors
07 Nov 2017, 13:50
Watch: Rico Syme breezes past defenders with ease
Schoolboy sensation Rico Syme is back again, this time breezing past defenders on the sevens circuit with his lethal speed and acc…
07 Nov 2017, 13:39
Neville to make history as first female ref in men's European fixture
History beckons for Joy Neville in the European Challenge Cup fixture between Bordeaux-Begles and Enisei-STM.
Peter Hanson
07 Nov 2017, 12:32
All Blacks call for Whitelock as Kaino cover
New Zealand have drafted in Highlanders forward Luke Whitelock for their northern hemisphere tour as cover for Jerome Kaino.
Alex Fisher
07 Nov 2017, 8:04
Du Preez wants Springboks to face 'harsh realities'
The Springboks have struggled to impose themselves in 2017, leaving Fourie du Preez hopeful hard work and honesty will prompt impr…
Iain Strachan
07 Nov 2017, 7:27
Gatland set for surprise selection at fullback
Wales don't possess the abundance of options that a Lions tour does and looks like a case of trying to fit two world-class playe…
Online Editors
07 Nov 2017, 5:36
Old Mutual International Men’s Premiership Round 6 Highlights
The game of the week in the Old Mutual International Men’s Premiership saw Bloomberg HK Scottish put on a clinic in a 68-17 win …
Online Editors
07 Nov 2017, 3:55
Wallabies attack is better than the All Blacks - Welsh coach
Ahead of this weekend's test match against Australia, Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards has claimed the Wallabies possess the be…
Online Editors
06 Nov 2017, 19:26
Japanese rugby's bizarre take on trophies
Japan has always done things a little differently, and it is no different when it comes to handing out the winners' hardware in ru…
Online Editors
06 Nov 2017, 18:27
Crockett braced for France battle
France pushed the world champions all the way last year and Wyatt Crockett is expecting another stern test on Saturday.
Peter Thompson
06 Nov 2017, 18:23
Watch: Tim Bateman shows off his fast hands
Canterbury midfielder Tim Bateman shows why is he is still thriving in Super Rugby at age 30, with these fast hands in a hand-eye …
06 Nov 2017, 16:52
EXCLUSIVE: We can beat all the sides in Championship - Madigan
Flyhalf Ian Madigan says he and his Bristol teammates should beat every team in the Championship - something he believes they shou…
Ian Cameron
06 Nov 2017, 15:49
Video - Julian Savea leads Barbarians dressing room Haka
The All Blacks may have run out winners at Twickenham on Saturday, but the Barbarians had the last laugh...or rather Haka.
06 Nov 2017, 15:24
Watch: NRL convert Semi Radradra already on Fijian radar
After only one month of rugby at French Powerhouse Toulon, NRL-convert Semi Radradra has been taking the Top 14 by storm.
Online Editors
06 Nov 2017, 14:27
Worcester Warriors release statement on potential sale of club
Worcester Warriors have released a statement in response to media reports that suggested the club's location might be changed if i…
06 Nov 2017, 12:36
Scotland draft Ross Ford injury replacement
Ross Ford has become the latest Scotland player to suffer any injury blow, prompting Gregor Townsend to call for reinforcements.
Peter Thompson
06 Nov 2017, 12:29
Springboks gets Etzebeth boost ahead of Dublin
Stand-in captain Eben Etzebeth has recovered from an ankle injury, so South Africa have a fully fit squad to face Ireland.
Peter Thompson
06 Nov 2017, 12:14
Joint England and Wales training session had 'edge'
England scrum coach Neil Hatley said the competitiveness of a training session against Wales can only help the Six Nations champio…
Peter Thompson
06 Nov 2017, 12:03
Brian O'Driscoll on what he expects from the Boks in Dublin
The Springboks struggled for consistency in the Rugby Championship but Brian O'Driscoll knows they remain dangerous opponents for …
Iain Strachan
06 Nov 2017, 10:24
Only three big wins will do for England – Andy Goode
There’s been a lot of talk about injuries, selection and even a training game against Wales but it’s time to get down to busin…
Andy Goode
06 Nov 2017, 9:41

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