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WATCH: Lions belt out Welsh hymn after receiving traditional Maori welcome
There were spine-tingling scenes at Auckland International Airport on Wednesday as the Lions received a powhiri and responded in s…
Christopher Devine
31 May, 6:31
WATCH: All Blacks Model New Jersey - *Spoiler Alert* - It's Still Black
The secret is out. The All Blacks and adidas have unveiled a limited edition jersey for the British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zeal…
31 May, 4:49
Lions stars of past and present assess New Zealand tour
Omnisport spoke to the likes of Martin Johnson, Owen Farrell and Gavin Hastings ahead of the British and Irish Lions' tour to New …
Tom Webber
30 May, 21:38
Cheika has eyes on 2019 with experimental Wallabies squad
Australia coach Michael Cheika has trained his sights on the future after naming his squad to face Fiji, Italy and Scotland.
Matthew Scott
30 May, 21:37
Lions schedule criticised by All Blacks coach Hansen
Steve Hansen has warned the British and Irish Lions that they could be undercooked for the start of their tour of New Zealand.
Matthew Scott
30 May, 15:46
Gatland barbs were said 'in jest' - Jones
England coach Eddie Jones says he meant no disrespect when criticising the tactics of British and Irish Lions counterpart Warren G…
Matthew Scott
30 May, 15:35
Wasps sign De Jongh as Beale replacement
With Kurtley Beale moving back to Waratahs, Wasps have brought in Stormers and South Africa centre Juan De Jongh.
Tom Webber
30 May, 13:02
CONFIRMED: Worcester Warriors sign international No.8 in shock move
In a shock move Worcester Warriors have signed Scottish international David Denton from Bath. The Zimbabwean born backrow playe…
Ian Cameron
30 May, 12:13
Guess who's coming (back) to Toulon
By special request, and for two days only...
James Harrington
30 May, 11:00
Exclusive: Stunning All Blacks Jersey Revealed!
A dynamic new graphic design and a special crest marking the legacy of the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions are the key fe…
30 May, 2:00
Vunipola tips Farrell as future Lions captain
Mako Vunipola heaped praise on Owen Farrell as he tipped his Saracens team-mate for future British and Irish Lions captaincy ahead…
Sacha Pisani
29 May, 23:25
Solomona faces fitness test ahead of Argentina tour
England must wait on the fitness of Denny Solomona after he was named in their final squad to face Argentina over two Tests next m…
Alex Fisher
29 May, 22:59
Halfpenny ready for Lions kicking battle
Leigh Halfpenny is relishing the battle to be the number one goal-kicker for the British and Irish Lions' first Test with New Zeal…
Alex Fisher
29 May, 22:58
Red card earns Coetzee a five-week ban
Robbie Coetzee will miss the Lions' next Super Rugby match after being handed a five-week suspension for his red card on Sunday.
Alex Fisher
29 May, 17:10
Lions schedule is essential preparation, says former coach McGeechan
A demanding fixture list awaits the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand, but one former coach believes that will prove valuable…
Russell Greaves
29 May, 10:25
World-class Lions ready for New Zealand, says Farrell
"It's a brilliant squad." Owen Farrell believes the British and Irish Lions are ready for New Zealand.
Dejan Kalinic
29 May, 10:24
Gatland tactics will stifle Lions hopes, says England boss Jones
The British and Irish Lions face a daunting challenge in New Zealand and Eddie Jones is not confident over their chances.
Russell Greaves
29 May, 5:59
Lions 2017: Memorable moments from tours gone by
A selection of memorable moments from previous British and Irish Lions tours.
Jack Davies
29 May, 5:19
Gauging the motivation levels of the Super Rugby sides playing the Lions
Just how fired up will each of New Zealand's Super Rugby sides be for their matches against the British & Irish Lions next month? …
Jamie Wall
28 May, 23:29
Lions 2017: Why Warren Gatland's men will beat the All Blacks
The British and Irish Lions have not won a series in New Zealand since 1974 but they could defy the odds to beat the world champio…
Jack Davies
28 May, 20:19
Lions 2017: Why the All Blacks will tame the Lions
There is no bigger challenge in rugby union than doing battle with New Zealand in their own backyard. That is the task the Brit…
Peter Thompson
28 May, 20:18
Lions 2017: Warren Gatland's backs in profile
A look at the full list of backs who will represent the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand.
Jack Davies
28 May, 17:49
Happy birthday to Jaguardo, Super Rugby's best mascot
On behalf of everyone at Rugby Pass: Feliz cumpleaños, Jaguardo! Mascots from around the Super Rugby universe are coming toget…
Calum Henderson
28 May, 16:01
Lions 2017: Warren Gatland's forwards in profile
The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour gets under way on Saturday with a clash against the New Zealand Barbarians. That fixture …
28 May, 15:41
Weekend round-up: Hail to the Chiefs
The Aviva Premiership final lived up to its billing – in fact, it was probably the game of the season – while the Top 14 semis…
28 May, 15:27
England youngsters impress against lacklustre Barbarians
England's fringe players showed their worth as Eddie Jones' side prepared for their tour of Argentina with a 28-14 win over the Ba…
Jack Davies
28 May, 14:56
VIDEO: Lions rampant despite this Coetzee red card for knee to the head
Robbie Coetzee was sent-off after 30 minutes as Lions beat Southern Kings 54-10 to extend their winning streak to 10 Super Rugby m…
Stephen Creek
28 May, 14:46
HIGHLIGHTS: Pro12 Final - Munster vs Scarlets
Another sensational first-half performance enabled Scarlets to upset the odds once again and claim their first Pro12 title since 2…
28 May, 12:49
Lions 2017: Key battles that could decide the series
New Zealand has proven hostile territory for the British and Irish Lions and this series is unlikely to buck the trend.
Russell Greaves
28 May, 9:07
Lions 2017: The strengths and weaknesses of Gatland and Hansen
Warren Gatland will be hoping to replicate his 2013 Lions success, while Steve Hansen will be out to maintain the All Blacks' invi…
Tom Webber
28 May, 7:52
Sharks battle past Stormers, Hurricanes hold on
Sharks overcame Stormers in their Super Rugby derby as Hurricanes claimed a win that came at a cost on Saturday. Johan Deysel, …
Dejan Kalinic
27 May, 22:14
Scintillating Scarlets trounce Munster to claim Pro12 glory
Munster began the Pro12 final as favourites, but were comprehensively beaten as Scarlets turned on the style in Dublin.
Christopher Devine
27 May, 15:33
Clermont end Racing's Top 14 defence despite Van der Merwe dismissal
Clermont Auvergne overcame Flip van der Merwe's red card to ease to a 37-31 win over defending champions Racing 92 in the Top 14 s…
Nicholas McGee
27 May, 15:32
Chiefs win first Premiership title in Twickenham thriller
Exeter Chiefs were crowned Premiership champions for the first time after Gareth Steenson's penalty two minutes from the end of ex…
Peter Thompson
27 May, 13:02
Crusaders crush Rebels, Highlanders down Waratahs
Crusaders have now won 13 out of 13 Super Rugby games this season, matching a run achieved by the 2002 championship-winning side.
Peter Thompson
27 May, 10:40
VIDEO: Red card tackle sees James O'Connor face planted into pitch
Pierre Aguillon’s second-half red card for an ugly tackle on James O'Connor proved crucial as Toulon came from behind to beat La…
Ian Cameron
27 May, 3:36
Belleau boots Toulon into Top 14 final after Aguillon red
Pierre Aguillon's second-half sending-off proved crucial as Toulon came from behind to beat La Rochelle 18-15 and reach the Top 14…
Nicholas McGee
26 May, 20:15
Tuala the hero as 14-man Saints claim Champions Cup berth
Ahsee Tuala scored the winning try as 14-man Northampton Saints fought back to beat Stade Francais in the Champions Cup play-off f…
Nicholas McGee
26 May, 20:13
Beale to miss Premiership final with hamstring injury
Wasps full-back Kurtley Beale has played his last game for the club, having been ruled out of Saturday's Premiership final against…
Nicholas McGee
26 May, 18:27
Chiefs thwart Blues in Eden Park draw, Force see off Reds
Blues' hopes of reaching the Super Rugby play-offs suffered a blow when they were held to a first ever draw against Chiefs, while …
Peter Thompson
26 May, 17:32
I'd love it to be a draw - Vickery torn over Premiership final
As a former Wasps player hailing from Devon, Phil Vickery would be happy to see either his old club or Exeter win at Twickenham on…
Christopher Devine
26 May, 17:15
George North tells brilliant anecdote that may alter how you view Paul O'Connell
New Zealand bound George North has opened up about how Sam Warburton and Justin Tipiric compare in terms of their athletic ability…
Ian Cameron
26 May, 15:55
Cheika to stick with Moore as Wallabies captain
Michael Cheika said aggressive leader Stephen Moore is still the right man to lead the Wallabies.
Peter Thompson
26 May, 14:21
Maitland signs new Saracens deal
Sean Maitland has been given a lift as he recovers from an ankle injury, signing a two-year contract extension with the European c…
Peter Thompson
26 May, 13:50
The definitive-ish Rugby Pass Top 14 team of the season
James Harrington nominates his Top 14 all-stars XV for a fantasy match against Dan Johansson's all-star Premiership side There …
James Harrington
26 May, 12:09
Hansen expects to end All Blacks reign after World Cup
Long-serving All Blacks boss Steve Hansen thinks he will be ready to step away from his role after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Jap…
Peter Thompson
26 May, 12:08
Short notice... But is anyone available for a game of rugby?
Asking for a friend... If you have nothing better to do in the next few hours, one club has issued a plea for some players with…
James Harrington
26 May, 9:55
CONFIRMED: Glasgow sign powerhouse ball carrying Italian backrow
Glasgow Warriors have signed Italy international back-rower Samuela Vunisa from double European Champions Saracens. The soon t…
Ian Cameron
26 May, 8:18
Wales have great opportunity after avoiding group of death - North
Wales will face Australia and Georgia in Japan, where George North thinks they have a great opportunity to make an impact.
Peter Thompson
26 May, 7:25
INTERVIEW: 'I was a snotty-nosed, skinny white boy, playing a game with giants' - Hayden Triggs
Leinster’s Kiwi second row Hayden Triggs has emerged as one of the most likeable players in the European game over the last 19 m…
Michael Cantillon
26 May, 7:24
Former All Blacks coach Mitchell joins Bulls
Bulls announced the appointment of experienced coach John Mitchell as executive of rugby.
Dejan Kalinic
26 May, 3:55
Aviva Premiership final preview: Wasps vs Chiefs, Gopperth vs Steenson
The Premiership season draws to a close this Saturday as Exeter take on Wasps in the showpiece final at Twickenham. So what to exp…
Lee Calvert
25 May, 20:01
VIDEO: Tadgh 'Tad' Furlong reveals Lions teammates' struggles with his name
Ireland and Leinster tighthead Tadgh Furlong has revealed the struggles his British and Irish Lions teammates are having getting t…
Ian Cameron
25 May, 13:41
HIGHLIGHTS: London Irish are back in the Premiership after try fest display
London Irish booked their place back in the Premiership after this barnstorming display in their second leg match against Yorkshir…
Ian Cameron
25 May, 13:20
Q & A: Ruan Pienaar reveals his scrumhalf life hacks and cheat codes
Ulster no 9 Ruan Pienaar may have played his last game for the Irish province but he is expected to run out one final time at the …
Gavin Hickie
25 May, 10:48
Robshaw and Ford to lead inexperienced England
Eddie Jones has opted for Chris Robshaw and George Ford as co-captains for Sunday's clash with the Barbarians.
Alex Fisher
25 May, 9:01
Beale to be rested for Australia Test series
Michael Cheika will not call on Kurtley Beale for Australia's June Tests, instead letting the Wasps full-back recuperate from inju…
Alex Fisher
25 May, 9:00
Could James Haskell's banter derail the Lions?
In the run up to the 2003 Rugby World England head coach Sir Clive Woodward emphasized the importance of detail, and took addressi…
Ian Cameron
25 May, 8:23
There was something rotten in Jake White's Montpellier
French media reports have torn White's coaching tenure to shreds. Big style
James Harrington
25 May, 7:55
VIDEO: David Pocock on the moment he tackled 'homophobic slurs' in 2015
Apart from being arguably the greatest openside on the planet, Wallaby backrow David Pocock is a man of deeply convictions. Po…
Ian Cameron
25 May, 5:13
Malaysia Keep Rugby World Cup Dream Alive
Malaysia have secured promotion to the Premier Division of the Asian Rugby Championship next year following a 22-9 win over Sri La…
Fred Culazzo
25 May, 2:07
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 14
Paul Neazor
24 May, 21:46
Top14 Semi Finals - Live Match Centre
Follow the Top14 semi finals from anywhere with live commentary as well as up to the minute statistics on anything and everything.…
24 May, 21:01
Premiership Final - Live Match Centre
Follow the Aviva Premiership final between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs from anywhere with live commentary as well as up to the minute …
24 May, 20:54
Super Rugby Round 14 - Live Match Centre
Follow round 14 of Super Rugby from anywhere at anytime with live commentary as well as up to the minute statistics on anything an…
24 May, 20:46
Super Rugby Power Rankings: More heart than an 80s mixtape
Scotty Stevenson loved what he saw in the Highlanders destruction of the Force... but was it enough to bump them up this week's po…
Scotty Stevenson
24 May, 19:57
Great moments in Lions tour history: The time Allen Prince flipped off Rory Underwood on his way to the tryline
Jamie Wall remembers one of rugby's greatest – and most ill-advised – middle fingers.
Jamie Wall
24 May, 19:15
VIDEO: Coach Cam footage reveals Michael Hooper at his very best
Fox Sports Australia have been outstanding in advancing both Mic'd players and Coach Cam segments in Rugby Union, and there was an…
Ian Cameron
24 May, 14:18
Uncapped Dollman earns Wales call
Wales have called up Aaron Shingler and Phil Dollman to their squad as injury cover ahead of Tests with Samoa and Tonga.
Alex Fisher
24 May, 14:07
Australia coach Cheika hails retiring Wallaby Mumm
Australia lock Dean Mumm has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the year, earning praise from Wallabies coach Miche…
Alex Fisher
24 May, 11:14
Scarlets wing Steff Evans has controversial red card rescinded
Ian Cameron
24 May, 8:57
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
Semis in France and the Aviva Premiership final, plus an all-South Africa Super Rugby showdown and England playing the Baa-Baas to…
24 May, 8:51
The greatest trick Gatland's Lions could pull on this tour
A surprise player boost to the Lions' Dublin training camp may distill a little extra team spirit - but the tourists still head so…
James Harrington
24 May, 8:30
Is this the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership team of the year?
As the Premiership season draws to a conclusion, it’s about time we drew up the definitive, objective, totally final, inarguable…
Dan Johansson
24 May, 7:43
The Rugby Pod on Tour
It’s official! Jim Hamilton & Andy Goode are taking The Rugby Pod on Tour. RugbyPass will be filming their journey as they ventu…
Fred Culazzo
23 May, 22:56
Rugby Pass Podcast: The coaching secrets of the Crusaders' Scott Robertson (+ transcript)
Scott 'Razor' Robertson took the reins as the Crusaders head coach at the end of last season. So far his Super Rugby coaching reco…
23 May, 22:36
All Blacks captain Kieran Read signs new deal until 2019
New Zealand captain Kieran Read has signed a new deal with the All Blacks until 2019.
Harry West
23 May, 22:31
Metropolitan Police increase armed officer presence for Wembley, Twickenham finals
The FA Cup and Premiership Rugby finals at Wembley and Twickenham will have an increased presence of armed police, the Met has con…
Dom Farrell
23 May, 20:46
Whiteley named Springboks captain as Steyn, Ralepelle recalled
South Africa's 31-man squad to face France features Francois Steyn and Chiliboy Ralepelle, while Warren Whiteley will captain the …
Christopher Devine
23 May, 16:40
Lions coach Gatland planning to lose six to 10 players after Vunipola withdrawal
The Lions anticipate losing six to 10 players from their first-choice squad for the tour to New Zealand, which begins on Monday.
Christopher Devine
23 May, 12:36
Robinson backs 'phenomenal' Farrell to handle Lions pressure
England star Owen Farrell is the man Jason Robinson would endorse as a potentially decisive presence for the British and Irish Lio…
Iain Strachan
23 May, 11:39
Warburton declares himself fully fit for Lions tour
Former Wales captain Sam Warburton said he has ticked all the boxes and is ready to "crack on" for the tour of New Zealand.
Peter Thompson
23 May, 1:41
All Blacks coaches sign new contracts
New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew said Ian Foster and Mike Cron continue to make "invaluable contributions to the All Blacks"
Peter Thompson
22 May, 16:26
VIDEO: Lions prepare for All Blacks by attempting to destroy drone
Billy Vunipola may have been withdrawn from the tour to New Zealand, but that body blow has been mitigated by the availability of …
Ian Cameron
22 May, 12:22
Haskell 'devastated' for Vunipola despite 'dream' Lions call
Billy Vunipola's injury absence from the British and Irish Lions tour saddened James Haskell, despite him profiting with a call-up…
Matthew Scott
22 May, 12:19
Richie Gray out of Scotland tour with back issue
Richie Gray will spend the coming months recovering from a back issue, losing his place in Scotland's touring party.
Tom Webber
22 May, 9:11
Premiership players flatly reject 10-month season
The Rugby Players Association have rejected plans to introduce a 10-month Premiership season as part of World Rugby's calendar cha…
Matthew Scott
22 May, 7:32
What was Jaco van Heerden thinking? The weirdest refereeing performance of the Super Rugby season
Remember back at the start of the year when World Rugby decided to crack down on high tackles? If you do, you’re doing better th…
Jamie Wall
21 May, 22:21
Weekend round-up: We should have semifinals every week
The northern hemisphere was the place to be this weekend as the Aviva Premiership and Pro12 semifinals and Top 14 barrages set an …
21 May, 18:15
BREAKING NEWS: Billy Vunipola withdraws from Lions squad, Haskell called up
James Haskell has been given a Lions call-up after Billy Vunipola pulled out due to a shoulder problem.
Peter Thompson
21 May, 16:08
Vunipola Ruled Out of Lions Tour
The Lions have been dealt a huge blow with the news that Billy Vunipola has been forced to pull out of the Lions Tour to New Zeala…
Fred Culazzo
21 May, 15:59
Treeby suspended for three weeks after Francis tackle
Stormers will be without Shaun Treeby for three weeks after he was suspended for a high challenge on Blues fly-half Piers Francis.
21 May, 8:26
VIDEO: Jannie du Plessis red carded for striking fellow South African
It may well be that for the Dr Jannie du Plessis the age old adage 'First do no harm' does not apply when it comes to the rugby pi…
Ian Cameron
21 May, 8:24
Rebels routed by clinical Waratahs
Israel Folau scored two of the Waratahs' eight tries in an ultimately convincing win over Melbourne Rebels at Allianz Stadium.
Christopher Devine
21 May, 4:20
Jantjies stars as Lions advance along Easy Street
Elton Jantjies played a starring role as Lions extended their Super Rugby winning streak to nine matches with a 51-14 mauling of B…
Tom Webber
20 May, 17:34
VIDEO: Zebo scores wonder-try as Munster thump Ospreys
Munster will take on Scarlets in the Pro12 final after Simon Zebo scored a magical try to help them see of Ospreys.
Tom Webber
20 May, 16:16
Bassett the hero as Wasps leave it late for final spot
An injury to Kurtley Beale gave Josh Bassett the chance to shine against Leicester Tigers and he sent Wasps into the Premiership f…
Tom Webber
20 May, 14:59
Montpellier lose their cool as Racing book Clermont semi-final
Francois Steyn entered the sin bin and Jannie Du Plessis was sent off as Racing 92 dumped Montpellier out of the Top 14 finals.
Iain Strachan
20 May, 13:37
Mallinder clinches play-off victory for Northampton
Only Stade Francais stand in the way of Northampton Saints reaching the European Champions Cup after victory over Connacht on Satu…
Tom Webber
20 May, 13:29
Lions greats back sevens to challenge
Sevens has the potential to rival the success of the British and Irish Lions tours, according to Brian O'Driscoll and Jason Robins…
Iain Strachan
20 May, 12:02
Last-gasp Chiefs end Saracens' double-double hopes
There will be no repeat of a European and domestic double for Saracens, who were beaten in the Premiership semi-finals by Exeter C…
Tom Webber
20 May, 12:02
Aso shines as Canes thrash sorry Cheetahs
The Hurricanes ran in nine tries against the hapless Cheetahs to get their Super Rugby campaign back to winning ways.
Alex Fisher
20 May, 10:31
O'Driscoll, Robinson endorse Hartley amid Owens injury doubts
Former British and Irish Lions stars Brian O'Driscoll and Jason Robinson expect Warren Gatland to select Dylan Hartley should Wale…
Iain Strachan
20 May, 8:05
Treeby cited over Francis incident
Stormers could be without Shaun Treeby after he was cited by Super Rugby for a high challenge on Blues fly-half Piers Francis.
20 May, 6:31
Experience gives Saracens the edge - Kruis
For the eighth season in a row Saracens are into the Premiership semi-finals, experience George Kruis believes will be crucial.
Alex Fisher
20 May, 5:57
VIDEO: Eben Etzebeth and Sonny Bill Williams get acquainted
Eben Etzebeth has never been one to shy away from contact, and the big Stormers lock and Sonny Bill Williams enjoyed a brief hand …
Ian Cameron
20 May, 5:33
Umaga bemoans referee leniency after Treeby tackle
Tana Umaga bemoaned the leniency of referee Jaco van Heerden and TMO Shaun Veldsman after Shaun Treeby escaped a yellow card for a…
20 May, 4:10
Gutsy Toulon battle past Castres to make Top 14 semis
Toulon were staring defeat in the face against Castres, but came on strong in the closing quarter to reach the Top 14 semi-finals.
Christopher Devine
19 May, 18:14
Super Scarlets make history with 14 men to reach Pro12 final
Despite being reduced to 14 in the first half, Scarlets held firm to end Leinster's Pro12 title hopes and make the final for the f…
Christopher Devine
19 May, 17:28
Stormers rally to see off Blues
Blues' Super Rugby campaign suffered a major setback as they gave up the lead to lose away to Stormers in Cape Town.
Iain Strachan
19 May, 15:36
Parisse steers Stade into Champions Cup play-off final
Cardiff Blues could not halt a Stade Francais side powered by Sergio Parisse from reaching the Champions Cup play-off final.
Iain Strachan
19 May, 14:21
Divisive England captain Dylan Hartley on verge of Lions call-up
Controversial England Captain Dylan Hartley could be in line for an early Lions call-up as injury fears surround Welsh hooker Ken …
Ian Cameron
19 May, 11:34
Ban balls-up leaves Jacques du Plessis free to play in Top 14 knockout phase
James Harrington
19 May, 11:19
Tigers Ready To Put Tough Season Behind Them, Says Murphy
It’s a measure of the season Leicester have endured that the most successful club in English rugby history go into their 12th co…
Tim Groves
19 May, 10:50
Henry Slade: My broken leg was the darkest hour of my career yet, but now I’m back.
Henry Slade: My broken leg was the darkest hour of my career yet, but now I’m back, my aim is to break into the England team. …
Michael Cantillon
19 May, 7:51
Furious Rebels reiterate defiant position over Super Rugby cull
With no decision forthcoming, Melbourne Rebels have again slammed the ARU over its plans to possibly cut them from Super Rugby.
Harry West
19 May, 6:37
All-conquering Crusaders beat Chiefs to maintain perfect record
Richie Mo'unga scored 16 points from the tee as Crusaders made it 12 Super Rugby wins out of 12 in Fiji.
Peter Thompson
19 May, 6:22
Smith to step down as All Blacks assistant
Steve Hansen said Wayne Smith has left "an everlasting legacy which is all one can expect of an All Black man."
Peter Thompson
19 May, 3:46
South Africa cannot support six rugby franchises, so why is Mark Alexander trying?
SA Rugby is in talks with organisers of 'international competitions' in a bid to keep all six major rugby franchises. James Harrin…
James Harrington
18 May, 13:16
Best reveals Ireland's blueprint for beating the All Blacks
Ireland are in exclusive company as a team to have toppled New Zealand recently, meaning Rory Best has tips to share with his fell…
Iain Strachan
18 May, 12:14
Saracens and Scotland without Maitland following ankle surgery
Saracens must make do without Sean Maitland in the Premiership finals, while Scotland will also miss the services of the wing.
Iain Strachan
18 May, 9:44
Laidlaw hitting right notes as Lions tune up for All Blacks
Greig Laidlaw has been the one hitting the right notes for the British and Irish Lions as they bond ahead of their tour of New Zea…
Nicholas McGee
18 May, 9:00
WATCH: Waisake Naholo's kid brother Kini scores 6 tries in one half of rugby
Kini Naholo - the younger brother of All Black and Highlander winger Waisake - proves that rugby ability clearly runs in the fa…
18 May, 8:03
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 13
Our Super Rugby stats guru offers his tips for the weekend’s games.
Paul Neazor
18 May, 7:57
Zebre and Treviso face Champions Cup wilderness after rule changes
There will no longer be a guaranteed place in the European Champions Cup for one of the Pro12's Italian teams from the end of next…
Nicholas McGee
18 May, 6:23
Super Rugby - Live Match Centre
We're delighted to announce the launch of the RugbyPass Live Match Centre. Follow the game from anywhere at anytime with live comm…
17 May, 22:54
Let's ban talking about Brian O'Driscoll's shoulder for the next two months
Please can everybody – including Brian O'Driscoll – stop going on about Brian O'Driscoll this Lions tour, pleads Jamie Wall. …
Jamie Wall
17 May, 19:36
Five things we learned from the European cup finals
The Champions and Challenge Cup finals are in the books for another year and the trophies have been engraved with the names 'Sarac…
Lee Calvert
17 May, 18:37
Edinburgh sign 6'3, 107kg former Springbok U20s wing
Edinburgh Rugby has signed Montpellier wing Duhan van der Merwe on a two-year deal. The 21-year-old wing tips the scales at 107kg …
17 May, 11:25
The week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
Two quarter-finals. Four semi-finals. Things are heating up at the business end of the northern hemisphere's big three domestic se…
17 May, 9:09
Super Rugby Power Rankings: The Kings bandwagon is gaining steam
1. Crusaders (up 1) I am a man of my word. Last week I suggested the Crusaders were "the only team you would actually back righ…
Scotty Stevenson
17 May, 7:38
All Blacks to play 2018 Test in Japan
Japan will play host to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and will entertain the reigning champions a year prior in a November 3 Test.
Tom Webber
17 May, 4:36
France must be at 300 per cent to win 2019 World Cup - Michalak
France will face England and Argentina in their pool in Japan, but Frederic Michalak believes such a tough draw is a positive.
Tom Webber
17 May, 4:34
Size matters for England in Argentina
Relatively unknown monsters in England shirts are heading to South America next month. James Harrington wonders why. England co…
James Harrington
16 May, 11:25
Saints stand firm over Montpellier target Picamoles
Northampton Saints have reiterated that Louis Picamoles is still contracted to the Premiership club for a further two years after …
Peter Thompson
16 May, 10:23
Episode 33 - Dan Leo & The Big "R"
It's official, Big Jim is hanging up his boots. After picking up almost* every accolade in the game, he's calling it a day. Goodey…
Rugby Pod
16 May, 8:43
Schmidt picks eight uncapped players for Ireland's USA tour
Joe Schmidt has thrown the gauntlet down to Ireland's youngsters after naming eight uncapped players in his 31-man squad for the t…
Russell Greaves
16 May, 7:54
Six Nations fixtures revealed for 2018 and 2019
Reigning champions England will begin their next two Six Nations campaigns on the road and finish both on home soil. The fixtur…
Russell Greaves
16 May, 6:55
Saracens the team to beat for aspiring champions – Baxter
Exeter Chiefs take on reigning European and Premiership champions Saracens in the play-offs on Saturday.
Russell Greaves
16 May, 6:22
Lions must be 'immaculate', says Rowntree
The British and Irish Lions must execute their plans "immaculately" if they are to emerge victorious from their tour to New Zealan…
Russell Greaves
16 May, 5:24
Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure
The British and Irish Lions were whitewashed on their last trip to New Zealand, but a tighter series is anticipated this year.
Russell Greaves
16 May, 4:36
Bring back the mud: Super Rugby's unofficial 1970s throwback round
The rare sight of players head-to-toe in mud warmed the cockles of Jamie Wall's heart in a weekend full of oddly old-fashioned rug…
Jamie Wall
15 May, 10:35
Forget eligibility rules, Super Rugby can plug PI player drain - Dan Leo
World Rugby's changes to Regulation 8 will do little to stop the plunder of the Pacific Islands' player stocks, ex-Samoa captain D…
James Harrington
15 May, 9:44
Vahaamahina ruled out of Top 14 play-offs
Clermont Auvergne will be without Sebastien Vahaamahina for the Top 14 play-offs after the France second row was ruled out for "se…
Jack Davies
15 May, 8:13
New deals for All Blacks Lienert-Brown and Harris
Anton Lienert-Brown and Nathan Harris have signed contracts until 2020 and 2019 respectively.
Jack Davies
15 May, 6:41
Gatland wants Warburton to sit out Blues' European play-offs
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland wants captain Sam Warburton to miss Cardiff Blues' European play-off campaign to…
Jack Davies
15 May, 5:21
Please do not laugh at this rugby player's name
He's 20 years old, 1.92m tall, and weighs 92kgs. He's a promising professional rugby player who recently scored two tries against …
Hayden Donnell
14 May, 18:22
Hamilton announces retirement after Sarries' Champions Cup win
Former Scotland lock Jim Hamilton announced that he will retire at the end of the season after Saracens retained the European Cham…
Peter Thompson
14 May, 11:17
Vunipola focused on Premiership glory
Billy Vunipola says Saracens will enjoy their European Champions Cup success but it will not distract them from achieving Premiers…
Alex Fisher
14 May, 9:57
Weekend round-up: Chris Ashton swandives into the record books
Catch up on the weekend's best games as the European Champions and Challenge Cup finals lived up to their occasion.
14 May, 9:52
Top 5 winners and losers from the RWC draw
Draws are interesting. They're usually previews of a tournament that don't actually go remotely as you expected. This is true even…
Jake Howe
14 May, 9:24
Western Force upset Jaguares, Southern Kings win all-South African affair
It was a landmark result for Australian Super Rugby as Western Force upstaged Jaguares, while Southern Kings trumped Sharks in an …
Iain Strachan
13 May, 20:28
Spedding crushed by Clermont's European woe
Clermont Auvergne suffered more European heartbreak as Saracens retained their title at Murrayfield.
Russell Greaves
13 May, 15:05
Ashton: Try record icing on the cake
Saracens' second consecutive European Champions Cup success saw Chris Ashton set a try-scoring record.
Russell Greaves
13 May, 14:44
Saracens retain European title as Ashton sets try landmark
Saracens claimed back-to-back European Champions Cup titles as Chris Ashton reached a major milestone in Saturday's 28-17 win over…
Russell Greaves
13 May, 14:04
Crusaders stay perfect with win over Hurricanes, Highlanders march on
Crusaders maintained their perfect Super Rugby record this season by winning a fiercely contested battle with Hurricanes 20-12 at …
Peter Thompson
13 May, 11:37
Historic try 'so irrelevant' for departing Sarries wing Ashton
Saracens wing Chris Ashton will make history if he scores a try in Saturday's European Champions Cup showdown at Murrayfield.
Peter Thompson
13 May, 4:33
Storming Stade comeback seals Challenge Cup triumph
Stade Francais battled back from 10-0 down to break their European trophy drought with a 25-17 success over Gloucester at Murrayfi…
Russell Greaves
12 May, 17:22
Saracens old boy Strettle a threat in Murrayfield final - McCall
David Strettle could use a bit of inside knowledge against former club Saracens as Clermont Auvergne go in search of European Cham…
Russell Greaves
12 May, 13:36
Scarlets coach Jones to miss Wales tour
With Scarlets having reached the Pro12 semi-finals, backs coach Stephen Jones has sidelined his Wales commitments.
Russell Greaves
12 May, 10:19
Blues brothers down struggling Cheetahs
Brothers Rieko and Akira Ioane shared three tries as the Blues ran riot over a beleaguered Cheetahs side at Eden Park on Friday, t…
Alex Fisher
12 May, 8:10
Outgoing Storm star Cronk rules out rugby union switch
Waratahs fans hoping to see Cooper Cronk in Super Rugby next season had their hopes dashed after the Melbourne Storm star dismisse…
Sacha Pisani
11 May, 23:26
What does Christian Wade have to do to get another England call-up?
The only answer, writes Lee Calvert, may be to put on 10kg and grow 20cm taller. Wasps secured their place atop the Aviva Premi…
Lee Calvert
11 May, 18:35
Super Rugby Power Rankings: The Waratahs have more problems than a maths exam
Who's hot and who's most certainly not in the world Super Rugby at the moment? Read all about it in Scotty Stevenson's weekly powe…
Scotty Stevenson
11 May, 16:45
Here's when we will really notice rugby's Regulation 8 Effect – it's sooner than you might think
James Harrington
11 May, 16:30
Leaguel Counsel Ep.10
This week the guys discuss the fallout from the ANZAC test, the rest of the international round, recreational activities, the free…
Leaguel Counsel
11 May, 16:21
Toulon snap up former All Black McAlister from Toulouse
Former New Zealand fly-half Luke McAlister will swap Toulouse for Toulon from the 2017-18 Top 14 season. McAlister has agreed a…
Tom Webber
11 May, 13:16
Strettle bemoans lack of patience with England's flair players
There has been too much chopping and changing in the England set-up rather than backing talented players, David Strettle says.
Peter Thompson
11 May, 10:32
Stade coach Quesada wary of Gloucester threat
Stade Francais have never won a European trophy, and Gloucester will be hoping to extend that unhappy record in Friday's decider.
Peter Thompson
11 May, 8:07
All Blacks skipper Read 'touch and go' for Samoa clash
Kieran Read underwent surgery after breaking his thumb in Crusaders' win over Cheetahs, leaving him battling to regain fitness.
Peter Thompson
11 May, 5:51
Waratahs reject Cronk code-switch claims
Signing rugby league star Cooper Cronk is not a priority for Super Rugby's Waratahs, according to chief executive Andrew Hore.
Peter Thompson
11 May, 5:01
An unauthorized history of the Crusaders vs Hurricanes rivalry
To get ready for the weekend's big Super Rugby showdown, Jamie Wall takes a look back at some of the best (and worst) Crusaders vs…
Jamie Wall
10 May, 22:05
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 12
Our Super Rugby stats guru offers his tips for the weekend’s games.
Paul Neazor
10 May, 21:56
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
There's silverware on the line this weekend with Champions and Challenge Cup finals in Europe, while a mouthwatering New Zealand d…
10 May, 18:11
Cheika backs Waratahs-linked Cronk for code-crossing success
Waratahs have been linked with a code-switching move for Melbourne Storm half-back Cooper Cronk and Australia coach Michael Cheika…
Tom Webber
10 May, 17:15
Cheika's Wallabies will take nothing for granted in Japan
Michael Cheika was not interested in suggestions Australia have a simple route into the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
Tom Webber
10 May, 10:20
Filling in the gaps in the draw for the 2019 World Cup
There are a few holes in the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. James Harrington has done his best to fill them There yo…
James Harrington
10 May, 10:15
Wilkinson: Tough pool can help England's World Cup chances
Jonny Wilkinson believes England's tricky 2019 Rugby World Cup draw could help Eddie Jones' side banish the memories of their mise…
Alex Fisher
10 May, 9:14
Nobody is going to die - Jones laughs off 'group of death' label
England's head coach Eddie Jones thinks having a "good group" can benefit his side in the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup.
Peter Thompson
10 May, 9:10
World Rugby increases residency period for Test eligibility
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont says changes to residency rules were "important and necessary" for international rugby.
Peter Thompson
10 May, 7:51
All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes drawing Springboks at Rugby World Cup
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen expects South Africa and Italy to provide stern tests, but was "okay" with the draw for the Rugby W…
Peter Thompson
10 May, 7:12
England to enter Rugby’s sixth ever ‘Group of Death’
And so it is England who once again will take their place in a Rugby World Cup ‘group of death’. Drawn alongside 2011 finalist…
Michael Cantillon
10 May, 5:01
All Blacks to face Springboks in 2019 World Cup
South Africa will have the huge challenge of taking on the All Blacks in the World Cup in Japan.
Peter Thompson
10 May, 4:37
The Top 14 season in review - club by club
Six teams and five matches remain in the race for the French championship's Bouclier de Brennus - but the regular Top 14 season is…
James Harrington
09 May, 12:13
LIVE - Rugby World Cup Pool Draw
The draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup is taking place in Kyoto Japan. 20 teams will be split into four pools of five teams. The…
Fred Culazzo
09 May, 11:39
South Africa back in the running for 2023 Rugby World Cup
South Africa is back in the running to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after a ban on the country staging such events was lifted. …
Jack Davies
09 May, 10:16
Roberts handed armband as Wales call up 13 new faces for June Tests
Jamie Roberts is to captain Wales for their June Tests against Tonga and Samoa, with interim head coach Robin McBryde including 13…
Peter Hanson
09 May, 8:03
Henshaw ready for a 'bit of niggle' with physical New Zealand
Robbie Henshaw is relishing a "bit of niggle" with New Zealand and wants the British and Irish Lions series against the All Blacks…
Peter Hanson
09 May, 5:19
Kiwis Abroad - Best New Zealand Squad Playing in Europe
Given the overflow of talent in New Zealand, as well as the money on offer in Europe, many Kiwis head north to ply their trade. Wh…
Connor Whittick
09 May, 3:26
Lions boss Gatland would welcome call from disgruntled Brown
Warren Gatland says he would be happy to explain to Mike Brown or any of the other players who failed to make the British and Iris…
Peter Thompson
08 May, 17:00
Gatland defends Lions meet-up after Saracens criticism
Warren Gatland understands why Mark McCall was not impressed to see six Saracens players link up with the British and Irish Lions …
08 May, 12:08
Townsend names uncapped trio in Scotland tour squad
Gregor Townsend has named uncapped trio Nick Grigg, D'Arcy Rae and George Turner in his first Scotland squad for the Tests against…
Peter Thompson
08 May, 9:59
That was the Aviva Premiership season that was
The 2016/17 Premiership season is over, bar the playoff shouting. James Harrington runs the rule over the 12 clubs' campaigns. …
James Harrington
08 May, 8:45
'Tenacious' De Klerk set to join Sale
Sale Sharks have moved swiftly to replace the retiring Mike Phillips, with Faf de Klerk to join from Lions on a three-year deal.
Harry West
08 May, 7:44
Laidlaw relishing Lions chance despite tragic circumstances
After Ben Youngs withdrew from the Lions squad due to family reasons, replacement Greig Laidlaw has been in a rush to get himself …
Harry West
08 May, 7:17
O'Driscoll warns Lions of 'ferocious', 'brutal' New Zealand tour
His tour of New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions was infamously short, and Brian O'Driscoll has a warning for the class of…
Harry West
08 May, 5:22
The moment we finally hit Peak Super Rugby
Between Beauden Barrett's defensive cross-kick and the Highlanders' three-tries-in-five-minutes comeback, Super Rugby was at its m…
Jamie Wall
07 May, 21:43
Saints' European situation 'strange', says Lawes
Northampton Saints lock Courtney Lawes concedes it will be "strange" to cheer on Stade Francais against Gloucester in next Friday'…
Jack Davies
07 May, 7:27
Weekend round-up: Welcome to the Barrett show
07 May, 5:19
Conor Murray: From unused schools substitute to Test Lion
“Earlsie always slags me that I wasn’t much good at rugby in school and that’s why I was an unused sub in the senior cup fin…
Michael Cantillon
07 May, 3:57
Jaguares end four-game slump with victory over Sunwolves
Jaguares rallied to outlast Japanese visitors Sunwolves in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Sacha Pisani
06 May, 21:14
Laidlaw replaces Youngs in Lions squad
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw has been called into the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand after Ben Youngs pulled …
Christopher Devine
06 May, 17:52
Racing earn play-off spot, Clermont straight through to semis
The final day of the Top 14 regular season brought valuable wins for Racing 92 and Clermont, as Stade Francais missed out on the t…
Christopher Devine
06 May, 17:36
Leinster slip up as Munster snatch top spot in Pro12
Munster dispatched last season's champions Connacht to seize first place in the Pro 12 thanks to Leinster's loss at Ulster.
Iain Strachan
06 May, 15:42
Ben Youngs withdraws from Lions tour for family reasons
After the wife of his brother, Tom Youngs, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Ben Youngs will no longer go on the Lions tour this…
Christopher Devine
06 May, 15:16
Tigers seal semi-final berth, Wasps lay down marker with Saracens win
After confirming their semi-final place, Leicester face the daunting task of visiting Wasps, who ended the regular season in super…
Christopher Devine
06 May, 14:38
Ten the magic number for Crusaders after annihilation of Bulls
There appears to be no stopping Crusaders, who ran in 10 tries in Saturday's 62-24 walloping of Bulls to make it 10 from 10 in Sup…
Harry West
06 May, 13:59
Lions and Chiefs power to dominant victories
Lions and Chiefs both earned easy bonus-point wins in Super Rugby on Saturday, but it was not all plain sailing for Blues.
Nicholas McGee
06 May, 9:07
Charlie Ngatai is Back
Charlie Ngatai made his comeback tonight following 12 painful months on the sidelines. It's almost a year to the day since he suff…
Fred Culazzo
06 May, 5:20
Broken thumb leaves All Blacks' Squire a doubt for Lions opener
Liam Squire faces a race against time to be fit for the All Blacks' opener with the British and Irish Lions after breaking his thu…
Nicholas McGee
06 May, 4:46
Highlanders stun Cheetahs with epic comeback
A scarcely believable finish saw Highlanders leave Cheetahs shell-shocked in Bloemfontein.
Peter Hanson
05 May, 15:30
Premiership final weekend permutations
Both home semi-finals are still up for grabs, as is the last automatic Champions Cup slot. James Harrington has worked out who nee…
James Harrington
05 May, 11:26
Why Zinzan Brooke has got it wrong about Lions back rower Taulupe Faletau
Zinny thinks Taulupe Faletau lacks "mongrel edge" – but Lee Calvert argues the Bath and Wales number 8 is more than good enough …
Lee Calvert
05 May, 8:21
I'm alive and well - Bryan Habana refutes false report of death
"I'm alive and well," Bryan Habana said on Twitter amid a false report that he had been killed.
Nicholas McGee
05 May, 6:36
Barrett brothers help Hurricanes extend Stormers' losing run
Stormers suffered their fourth straight Super Rugby loss, brothers Beauden and Jordie Barrett helping Hurricanes to victory.
Nicholas McGee
05 May, 6:08
The Rug Round 11 Super Rugby Preview
The Rug is New Zealand’s premier Super Rugby preview podcast. Join BK and Townley as they put forward this week’s best bets an…
05 May, 4:50
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 11
Our Super Rugby stats guru offers his tips for the weekend’s games. Another 6/8 week in Round 10. The Reds ruined the Oracle'…
Paul Neazor
04 May, 19:20
Where were you the day Andrew Mehrtens flipped the bird at the Loftus crowd
Jamie Wall looks back on the infamous Andrew Mehtrens middle finger incident of 1999.
Jamie Wall
04 May, 19:16
Super Rugby Power Rankings: The rediscovered genius of Aaron Smith
The Highlanders beat the Stormers by a record margin and the Crusaders are 9-0 but they still can't crack the top spot of Scotty S…
Scotty Stevenson
04 May, 18:43
Georgia great Gorgodze retires from international rugby
Explaining the decision to end his international career, Georgia's Mamuka Gorgodze said he gets "tired and hurt much easier than b…
Christopher Devine
04 May, 14:02
Number-crunching the final weekend of the tight Top 14
As the Top 14 season enters its final week, the play-off permutations are so complex they would have Pierre de Fermat, of brain-mu…
James Harrington
04 May, 8:00
Dragons back-row Jackson recovering after swimming pool accident
Ed Jackson was unable to swim to the surface of the pool after diving into the shallow end and hitting his head.
Peter Thompson
04 May, 7:33
All Blacks may target special Itoje - Gatland
Warren Gatland thinks New Zealand could target the "special" Maro Itoje but believes the versatile forward can thrive on the press…
Peter Thompson
04 May, 6:17
Georgia's 'Gorgodzilla' retires from International Rugby
Georgia's backrow beast, Mamuka "Gorgodzilla" Gorgodze, has announced his retirement from international Rugby. Having made his deb…
Fred Culazzo
04 May, 5:49
Referee push earns Rapava Ruskin six-week ban
Val Rapava Ruskin has played his last game for Worcester Warriors after the prop was banned for six weeks for pushing a referee. …
Peter Thompson
04 May, 4:05
WATCH: April's Tries Of The Month
After a superb Six Nations, April was always going to be a struggle. Thankfully we had the European Champions Cup, Super Rugby, To…
Fred Culazzo
04 May, 1:52
Lions Legends Quiz - 04/05/16
How well do you know your British & Irish Lions? Answer ten questions for a chance to win a Lions jersey!
03 May, 23:17
Gatland gives the likes of Haskell Lions hope
Warren Gatland said the likes of James Haskell must be ready for a British and Irish Lions call-up despite being snubbed for the t…
Peter Thompson
03 May, 11:57
Hurricanes baffled by Coles concussion symptoms
Chris Boyd has revealed Hurricanes have no idea how captain Dane Coles has come to be suffering from symptoms of concussion. Th…
Peter Thompson
03 May, 10:42
Hardie signs new one-year deal with Edinburgh
John Hardie will spend another year at Edinburgh after putting pen to paper on a new deal.
Nicholas McGee
03 May, 10:30
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
More intriguing Super Rugby match-ups this week, while there's plenty still up for grabs in the final round of the regular season …
03 May, 9:57
Haskell: I wasn't meant to be a Lion
James Haskell believes he simply "wasn't meant to be a Lion" after missing out on selection for Warren Gatland's squad to tour New…
Christopher Devine
03 May, 5:05
How Europe can make Super Rugby great again
Super Rugby could do worse than follow the successful European Champions Cup model, writes James Harrington On the whole, south…
James Harrington
02 May, 12:56
Milner-Skudder could 'pencil in' Chiefs match for comeback
New Zealand full-back Nehe Milner-Skudder is optimistic he will be fit before the start of the British and Irish Lions series and …
Peter Thompson
02 May, 10:16
Matt Duffie was dead set robbed by the TMO
Let us take a moment to appreciate a cool try that was stolen from us, and will soon be forgotten forever. On a crisp Sunday af…
Calum Henderson
02 May, 1:06
Want to win a rugby tournament? Opt for age
They may be slower and not quite so powerful as they once were, but the old men of rugby can give so much more than their tyro cou…
James Harrington
01 May, 11:58
Mauger set for Highlanders role
Highlanders have appointed former Leicester Tigers interim boss Aaron Mauger as assistant coach for the next two Super Rugby seaso…
Peter Thompson
01 May, 10:28
Whitelock hit with two-week ban for striking
Sam Whitelock has been banned for a fortnight after the lock was charged with striking during Crusaders' Super Rugby win over Chee…
Peter Thompson
01 May, 10:09
Boom! Prinsloo to Bulls a done deal
Loose forward Boom Prinsloo has agreed a two-year deal with Bulls after leaving Cheetahs.
Iain Strachan
01 May, 6:53
Taulagi given five-week ban for dangerous tackle
Jamie-Jerry Taulagi will be out until the Sunwolves' last three games of the Super Rugby season after he was banned for five weeks…
Matthew Scott
01 May, 4:42
WATCH: Damian McKenzie v Sunwolves
The Chiefs v Sunwolves match wasn't exactly a thrilling spectacle, but that didn't stop Damian McKenzie from putting on another st…
30 Apr, 20:38
Uh oh – the All Blacks injury crisis is real
That confident smirk most Kiwis have been wearing whenever the topic of the Lions tour came up just turned into a slight grimace, …
Jamie Wall
30 Apr, 19:58
Two red cards as merger-threatened rivals meet in Top 14
Two players were sent off as Stade Francais triumphed 27-23 over Racing 92 on Sunday, in a Top 14 clash between two clubs who appe…
Jack Davies
30 Apr, 13:45
Bath secure Champions Cup berth
A 44-20 Premiership win over Gloucester on Sunday made sure of Bath's place in next season's European Champions Cup and kept their…
30 Apr, 12:27
Weekend Round-up: Nick Evans takes his bow at the Stoop
Catch up on the best end-of-season thrillers in the Premiership, Pro 12 and Top 14 – and a fearsome display of attack in Super R…
30 Apr, 6:00
CJ Stander: The perfect Lion.
On April 19, Warren Gatland named his 41-man British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand, and deservedly included among them…
Michael Cantillon
29 Apr, 23:09
VIDEO: Elton Jantjies Sublime Step & Try
The Lions have been the most successful South African franchise over the past two seasons and a lot of it is down to the attacking…
29 Apr, 22:38
Back-to-back hat-tricks for Bridge but Read injury mars Crusaders' day
George Bridge scored his second successive hat-trick as Crusaders maintained their perfect record in Super Rugby, but Kieran Read'…
Harry West
29 Apr, 18:36
Toulon secure play-off berth, Clermont climb into top two
Leigh Halfpenny kicked 16 points as Toulon won 26-13 at Bordeaux Begles to seal their place in the Top 14 play-offs.
Harry West
29 Apr, 17:45
Pro12 top four all-but decided after Ospreys defeat Ulster
Barring a huge points turnaround on the final weekend, Leinster, Munster, Scarlets and Ospreys will contest the Pro12 play-offs.
Harry West
29 Apr, 17:09
Tigers close in on semis, Sarries duo bow out on a high
Leicester Tigers moved to the brink of qualification for the Premiership Rugby semi-finals with a 41-18 victory over Sale Sharks a…
Christopher Devine
29 Apr, 13:27
Lions maintain fine form, Chiefs pushed by Sunwolves
There were Super Rugby wins for Lions, Chiefs and Waratahs on Saturday, although all three were pushed in hard-fought battles.
Christopher Devine
29 Apr, 10:53
Lions 2005: Where are they now? Part 4
We take a look back at the last time the men in red ventured to the home of the All Blacks and ask – what happened to them? Let…
Dan Johansson
29 Apr, 8:13
Late power cut lends added drama to Leinster-Glasgow thriller
Pro12 leaders Leinster edged Glasgow Warriors by the odd point in 61 in a match which was delayed by a power cut in the 79th minut…
Harry West
28 Apr, 17:48
Evergreen Evans signs off from The Stoop in style
Nick Evans put in a man-of-the-match performance upon his final Harlequins appearance at The Stoop as Premiership leaders Wasps we…
Harry West
28 Apr, 17:13
Nine-try Highlanders thump Stormers
Highlanders put Stormers to the sword in Dunedin, running in five tries in the first half and four in the second.
Peter Thompson
28 Apr, 6:12
Saracens seize Day from Rebels
Mark McCall says Dominic Day will be a "fine addition" to the Saracens squad after the lock agreed a two-year deal.
Peter Thompson
28 Apr, 5:38
WATCH: The Barrett Bolter that the ABs need
June 24th is rapidly approaching, so naturally it's time for all of us armchair selectors to start picking our All Blacks squad. …
28 Apr, 3:45
British & Irish Lions - 10 Greatest Tries
With just over a month until the British & Irish Lions embark on their next adventure in New Zealand, here's a look at some of the…
28 Apr, 2:11
Guinness PRO12 Try of the Season - Nominations
As we head into the final rounds of the season, The Pro12 have announced their nominations for Try of the season. There's some ind…
28 Apr, 1:54
They’re England caps, you can’t just dish them out for free - Goode Questions Jones’ Squad
Former England fly half Andy Goode has questioned Eddie Jones’ decision to take a number of young, inexperienced players in his …
28 Apr, 0:52
The All Blacks need a Jerome Kaino contingency plan
The first injury crisis has hit the upcoming Lions vs All Blacks series – although calling it a crisis is probably a bit of a st…
Jamie Wall
27 Apr, 19:08
Super Rugby Power Rankings: The Hurricanes are having a laugh
It's tight at the top and deeply, deeply depressing at the bottom of Scotty Stevenson's power rankings this week. 1. Hurricanes…
Scotty Stevenson
27 Apr, 19:06
Defence the best form of attack for Gatland's Lions
The Lions will leave the sparkling rugby to All Blacks when they arrive in New Zealand, but the tourists could well win the work-r…
James Harrington
27 Apr, 15:22
Wales and former Lions lock Evans retires due to injury
Ian Evans is "deeply saddened" to be bringing his career to an end, but the 32-year-old is looking forward to the next chapter.
Peter Thompson
27 Apr, 7:34
Lions 2005: Where are they now? Part 3
With Warren Gatland’s squad for the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand announced, we look back at the last time …
Dan Johansson
27 Apr, 6:27
Kaino expected to face Lions despite knee surgery
Jerome Kaino will be out for up to six weeks after suffering a slight meniscus tear, which requires surgery.
Peter Thompson
27 Apr, 5:18
Rugby Pod Episode 30 - Barcelona
After a huge Champions Cup semi final win, Jim celebrates in Barcelona & St.Albans with his Sarries teammates. What goes on tour, …
Rugby Pod
27 Apr, 3:44
Rugby & Respect - The Sport We Love
The most important value that runs throughout our great game. Respect. Beyond the big hits, great tries & the rivalries, lies a fu…
27 Apr, 2:55
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 10
Super Rugby stats guru Paul Neazor offers his tips for the weekend’s games. Congratulations to the Southern Kings on beating …
Paul Neazor
26 Apr, 18:57
Nailiko banned for Hibbard punch
La Rochelle lock Jone Qovu Nailiko has been given a two-week ban for punching Richard Hibbard during Gloucester's European Challen…
Peter Thompson
26 Apr, 9:25
Rugby Pass Quiz - Irish Lions - 26/07/14
The Rugby Pass quiz. Test your knowledge on random rugby facts, stats and stories.
26 Apr, 5:37
Lion Hunting: Where are they now? Part 2
As Warren Gatland prepares to name his squad for the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, we take a look back at th…
Dan Johansson
26 Apr, 3:20
We're halfway through the Super Rugby season – so what have we learned so far?
In the immortal words on Jon Bon Jovi: Whoa, we're halfway there. Jamie Wall recaps what we've learned from the first half of the …
Jamie Wall
25 Apr, 21:08
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
The end of the season is nigh in the Aviva Premiership and Top 14 – and the possibilities and permutations are almost endless. M…
25 Apr, 10:19
Parra and Lamerat among Clermont walking wounded
Morgan Parra and Remi Lamerat are among a quartet of Clermont Auvergne players who are injury concerns following their European Ch…
Peter Thompson
25 Apr, 9:28
Ireland prop Ross to retire
Mike Ross is to start a career in "the fast-growing world of technology" when his playing days come to an end.
Peter Thompson
25 Apr, 6:39
England prop Genge to stay with Tigers
England prop Ellis Genge has been backed to have a "huge career" by Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor after signing a new …
Peter Thompson
25 Apr, 5:19
Hong Kong 7s South Stand - FanCam
RugbyPass sent a fan along to the Hong Kong Sevens South stand armed with a GoPro to find out what goes on in there. Here's what t…
25 Apr, 3:48
Lion Hunting 2005: Where are they now?
As Warren Gatland prepares to name his squad for the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, we take a look back at th…
Dan Johansson
25 Apr, 0:41
RugbyPass All Blacks Quiz - 25 April 2017
The Rugby Pass quiz. Test your knowledge on random rugby facts, stats and stories.
24 Apr, 21:47
Deserve’s got nuthin’ to do with it: Why Scotland's Lions snub isn't the end of the world
Lee Calvert explains why Warren Gatland is like Clint Eastwood – and why Scotland can't complain about their meagre Lions repres…
Lee Calvert
24 Apr, 18:20
11 memorable dates in Thierry Dusautoir's career
It's almost impossible to distill the career of soon-to-retire rugby legend Thierry Dusautoir into just a few key moments – but …
James Harrington
24 Apr, 14:28
Former Lions lock O'Callaghan signs new Worcester deal
Worcester Warriors have secured the services of former Ireland and British and Irish Lions forward Donncha O'Callaghan for another…
Harry West
24 Apr, 10:08
Sharks centre Esterhuizen hit with six-week ban
Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen has been banned for six weeks for a dangerous tackle on Rebels wing Sefa Naivalu at Kings Park on …
Peter Thompson
24 Apr, 6:39
RugbyPass Daily Quiz - 24/04/2017
The Rugby Pass quiz. Test your knowledge on random rugby facts, stats and stories.
24 Apr, 3:32
Weekend round-up: Showstopping semis in Europe
All eyes were on Europe this weekend as the Champions and Challenge Cup semifinals produced some nail-biting finishes...
23 Apr, 12:38
Fast start key as Clermont set up Saracens final
A courageous Leinster fightback proved in vain as Clermont Auvergne claimed a 27-22 victory in Lyon to set up a European Champions…
Christopher Devine
23 Apr, 12:17
Stade book final spot as Lions reject Ford fluffs lines
The European Challenge Cup final will see Stade Francais take on Gloucester after a thrilling win over Bath.
Russell Greaves
23 Apr, 9:50
Burns night as Gloucester reach Challenge Cup final
A partisan crowd in La Rochelle were stunned by Gloucester, who will face either Stade Francais or Bath in the final.
Peter Thompson
22 Apr, 17:40
Hodge rescues Rebels at Sharks, Bulls beat Cheetahs
Reece Hodge scored a penalty with the last kick of the game to salvage a 9-9 draw for the Rebels at the Sharks in a Super Rugby co…
Peter Thompson
22 Apr, 17:19
Montpellier hammer Racing to go second
Montpellier surged up to second in the Top 14 as they dished out a 54-3 hammering to Racing 92 on Saturday. The fixture had ini…
Nicholas McGee
22 Apr, 16:16
Expansive Saracens overcome valiant Munster for final spot
Saracens booked their place in the European Champions Cup final with an expansive second-half showing that earned a 26-10 victory …
Tom Webber
22 Apr, 12:56
Bridge hat-trick and Read double keep Crusaders perfect
George Bridge scored a hat-trick and New Zealand captain Kieran Read ran in two tries as Crusaders maintained their 100 per cent S…
Tom Webber
22 Apr, 7:58
Jones hints at future Lions coaching interest
England head coach Eddie Jones has suggested he would be interested in leading the British and Irish Lions on a future tour. A …
Tom Webber
22 Apr, 4:32
Lions leave it late to tame Jaguares
Elton Jantjies scored the winning penalty for the Lions in a 24-21 Super Rugby win against the Jaguares.
Jack Davies
21 Apr, 15:42
A British and Irish Lions' Coulda-Shoulda By-The-Phones Matchday 23
The time has come to second-guess Warren Gatland's Lions' picks and suggest who else could or should be on the plane to New Zealan…
James Harrington
21 Apr, 11:48
Stander back for Munster's Champions Cup semi, O'Brien misses out for Leinster
Munster have received a boost ahead of their European Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens with the return of CJ Stander, but…
Tom Webber
21 Apr, 11:43
Aso & Barrett excel in Hurricanes' comeback win
Vince Aso's hat-trick propelled reigning Super Rugby champions Hurricanes from behind to thump Brumbies 56-21, but Beauden Barrett…
Tom Webber
21 Apr, 8:42
Former Fiji sevens coach Ryan immortalised in currency
Ben Ryan received the Companion of the Order of Fiji last year after the country's Olympic sevens triumph. He now features on a 50…
Christopher Devine
20 Apr, 12:27
Jones sets high expectations for England's new faces
England will be shorn of 16 British and Irish Lions representatives for their tour of Argentina, but Eddie Jones is focused on fin…
Christopher Devine
20 Apr, 11:11
Bulls and Springboks fly-half Pollard suffers another injury blow
Luckless Bulls fly-half Handre Pollard has been ruled out for up to 10 weeks after damaging his ankle in training on Thursday. …
Peter Thompson
20 Apr, 10:59
Lions 2017: How will Warren Gatland's Test XV look?
With the British and Irish Lions squad now in the public domain and the captain revealed to be Sam Warburton, thoughts quickly tur…
Jack Davies
20 Apr, 10:15
The British & Irish & Kiwi & Aussie & Everyone Else Lions 2017 Squad
Now the Lions squad has been announced, Jamie Wall calls for an immediate truce in any possible impending media battle over where …
Jamie Wall
20 Apr, 6:37
Hansen hints he would have picked Hartley for Lions
If Steve Hansen had been charged with picking the Lions squad, it appears Dylan Hartley would have been on the plane to New Zealan…
Christopher Devine
20 Apr, 6:09
Solomona selected as England name 15 uncapped players for Argentina tour
Denny Solomona is set to make his international rugby union debut on England's June tour of Argentina after being named as one of …
Christopher Devine
20 Apr, 5:18
RugbyPass Daily Quiz - 20/04/2017
The Rugby Pass quiz. Test your knowledge on random rugby facts, stats and stories.
20 Apr, 5:14
Injured Murray must play before Lions depart, warns Gatland
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has given Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray an ultimatum over his fitness.
Jack Davies
20 Apr, 5:00
The Rugby Pod - Lions Squad Reaction
The Lions squad has been announced so Big Jim & Goodey give us their thoughts on Gatland's picks. They also message lions coach Gr…
Rugby Pod
20 Apr, 3:46
The Asia Rugby Championships kick-off this weekend. Why should you care?
The Lions squad has finally been announced so we can all move on and remind ourselves that a host of intriguing rugby match-ups ar…
20 Apr, 1:21
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 9
Super Rugby stats guru Paul Neazor offers his tips for the weekend's games. A couple of curly results – who saw the Rebels wi…
Paul Neazor
19 Apr, 22:24
Fantasy Rugger - Round Nine
The big rugby news this week was the announcement of the 41 players that will form the British and Irish Lions. Those named will f…
19 Apr, 21:14
2020 vision for Whitelock and the All Blacks
He is the most capped lock for New Zealand and Sam Whitelock looks set to make many more appearances after signing a new deal.
19 Apr, 17:58
All Blacks could be underestimating Lions, warns Fitzpatrick
Former New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick has warned his compatriots to not take the British and Irish Lions lightly when they m…
19 Apr, 17:08
The Gospel According to Saint Warren
Let There Be Lions 1 In the beginning was the speculation about the Lions' touring squad to New Zealand. 2 And the speculati…
James Harrington
19 Apr, 12:20
Dusautoir to quit at end of the season
Former France captain Thierry Dusautoir has announced that he will retire from rugby union at the end of the Top 14 season after 1…
Peter Thompson
19 Apr, 10:59
Lions 2017: Twitter reacts to Gatland's selection
Reactions to Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions squad announcement ranged from disbelief to unbridled joy.
Russell Greaves
19 Apr, 10:57
Lions 2017: Selfless Warburton reaps rewards of relinquishing Wales captaincy
Opting to step down as Wales captain has paid off for Sam Warburton, who can now look forward to leading the Lions again.
Peter Thompson
19 Apr, 10:47
Lions 2017: Gatland backs kickers to make the difference in New Zealand
Owen Farrell, Jonathan Sexton and Dan Biggar could make the difference for the British and Irish Lions, according to Warren Gatlan…
Jack Davies
19 Apr, 10:28
Lions 2017: Hartley and Launchbury lead star-studded list of notable absentees
Warren Gatland named a 41-man British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand, but several notable names were left out o…
Russell Greaves
19 Apr, 9:24
Lions 2017: Gatland's 41-man squad in full
A look at the full list of players who will represent the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand.
Jack Davies
19 Apr, 9:10
Warburton learned of Lions honour in supermarket car park
For the second British and Irish Lions tour running, Sam Warburton has been named captain, but he received the news in modest surr…
Russell Greaves
19 Apr, 8:01
BREAKING NEWS: Warburton to captain Lions in New Zealand
Just three months after stepping down as Wales captain, Sam Warburton has been given the honour of skippering the Lions again.
Peter Thompson
19 Apr, 7:11
Lions Squad Announcement LIVE
Warren Gatland has unveiled his 41-man squad to take on the All Blacks this summer. The squad consists of 16 English players, 12 W…
Fred Culazzo
19 Apr, 7:05
All Black Coles closing in on Hurricanes return
Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd would be "pretty surprised" if captain Dane Coles does not make his comeback against Stormers on …
Peter Thompson
19 Apr, 6:34
RugbyPass Daily Quiz - Lions NZ - 19/04/17
The Rugby Pass quiz. Test your knowledge on random rugby facts, stats and stories.
Fred Culazzo
19 Apr, 2:09
Celtic Rugby Pod - Lions Frenzy
It's decision time for Gatland & his team. Who's in and who's out? Rumours are swirling around and there's going to be plenty of c…
Rugby Pod
19 Apr, 1:34
Lions 2013 Back Three - Where Are They Now?
The final part of our seven-part series in the run up to this summer’s selection, taking a look at the 2013 incumbents and their…
Jake Howe
18 Apr, 22:32
Japanese artist paints Sunwolves as fat rugby-playing penguins
These are the best works of rugby art the world has ever seen. On their way to play the Crusaders in Christchurch last week, th…
Calum Henderson
18 Apr, 21:52
Five of the best Dillyn Leyds moments
You've probably seen his behind-the-back offload already, but the Stormers utility has always had a knack for outrageous highlight…
Jamie Wall
18 Apr, 18:39
Australia star Fardy slams SANZAAR as 'faceless men in suits'
Australia international Scott Fardy has labelled Super Rugby's governing body SANZAAR as "faceless men in suits" following the dec…
Peter Hanson
18 Apr, 10:35
Harlequins legend Evans to retire
Nick Evans is to bring the curtain down on his career at the end of Harlequins' current Premiership campaign.
Jack Davies
18 Apr, 6:19
Henry questions 'suicidal' Lions schedule
Graham Henry believes the British and Irish Lions could pay the price for a "suicidal" schedule on their tour to New Zealand. W…
Peter Thompson
18 Apr, 6:13
All Black Squire commits to Highlanders
Liam Squire has been linked with a move to France, but the New Zealand international has opted to remain with Highlanders.
Peter Thompson
18 Apr, 4:03
Lions 2013 Centres - Where Are They Now?
The sixth in a seven-part series in the run up to this summer’s selection, taking a look at the 2013 incumbents and their chance…
Jake Howe
17 Apr, 22:18
Who's on the plane? The last Lions squad prediction before Warren Gatland finally announces the real one
Sometime in the next 24 hours Warren Gatland will name 37 players who will make up his British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zea…
Lee Calvert
17 Apr, 19:29
'I can't believe that worked': Five miracle plays that actually paid off
In honour of Lionel Cronje's slick wraparound grubber against the Force, Jamie Wall looks at five other players who managed to pul…
Jamie Wall
17 Apr, 18:08
The decline and fall of Toulouse
Don't blame coach Ugo Mola for Toulouse's failings this season. After 22 years of Guy Novès, change was needed – but off-field …
James Harrington
17 Apr, 9:08
Wallabies star Drew Mitchell to retire
Only two players have scored more Rugby World Cup tries than Australia's Drew Mitchell, who is set to end his illustrious career.
Christopher Devine
17 Apr, 7:10
Lions 2013 Half backs - Where Are They Now?
The fifth in a seven-part series in the run up to this summer's selection, taking a look at the 2013 incumbents and their chances …
Jake Howe
16 Apr, 22:11
Weekend Round-up: An Easter feast of tries
Quins and Chiefs put on an entertaining eight-try romp at the Stoop while the Chiefs' tour of South Africa continued in rollicking…
16 Apr, 18:31
Tomane hat-trick inspires rampant Montpellier, McAllister miss costs Toulouse
Joe Tomane scored a first-half hat-trick as Montpellier thrashed Bayonne 61-22, while Toulouse were beaten 10-8 by Racing 92 in th…
16 Apr, 15:36
Wasps send Bristol down, Sarries fight back to stun Saints
Wasps consigned Bristol to an immediate return to the Championship with a 36-21 win at Ashton Gate to move five points clear at th…
Peter Thompson
16 Apr, 12:33
Timani hit with four-week ban for kicking
Rebels must do without Australia number eight Lopeti Timani for a month following his indiscipline in their long-awaited win.
Peter Thompson
16 Apr, 7:23
Lions 2013 Back row - Where Are They Now?
The fourth in a seven-part series in the run up to this summer's selection, taking a look at the 2013 incumbents and their chances…
Jake Howe
16 Apr, 4:43
Clermont confirm play-off spot and relegate Grenoble
Clermont secured their place in the Top 14 play-offs with a 59-18 battering of Grenoble, whose inevitable relegation to the second…
Peter Hanson
15 Apr, 17:22
Leinster book home semi-final as Munster confirm play-off berth
The Pro12 play-offs are now starting to take shape as Leinster booked a home semi-final and Munster confirmed a place in the top f…
Peter Hanson
15 Apr, 16:51
Lions make statement by ending Stormers run, Chiefs comeback shocks Cheetahs
Lions made an emphatic statement in Super Rugby by ending Stormers' unbeaten start to the season in a 29-16 victory against their …
Peter Hanson
15 Apr, 16:22
Bath lose ground on Leicester as Worcester boost survival bid
Bath's hopes of making the Premiership play-offs were severely dented as Worcester Warriors significantly boosted their bid to avo…
Christopher Devine
15 Apr, 12:46
Barrett expecting war of attrition when All Blacks face Lions
New Zealand star Beauden Barrett is expecting a war of attrition in the upcoming Test series against the British and Irish Lions. …
Peter Hanson
15 Apr, 10:11
Defiant Rebels shock Brumbies, Barrett inspires Hurricanes win
The beleaguered Melbourne Rebels ended their wait for a first Super Rugby win of the season with a stunning 19-17 derby victory ov…
Peter Thompson
15 Apr, 9:38
Boyd: Milner-Skudder could miss Lions series
Chris Boyd thinks the Lions tour could come too soon for injured full-back Nehe Milner-Skudder.
Peter Thompson
15 Apr, 4:35
Lions 2013 Locks - Where Are They Now?
The third in a seven-part series in the run up to this summer's selection, taking a look at the 2013 incumbents and their chances …
Jake Howe
15 Apr, 4:29
Glasgow thump Zebre to keep slim play-off hopes alive
Matt Smith scored two of Glasgow Warriors' seven tries in a resounding victory over Pro12 strugglers Zebre.
Tom Webber
14 Apr, 17:35
Late surge sends Chiefs level with Premiership leaders Wasps
A late surge saw Exeter Chiefs join Wasps at the top of the Premiership with a 39-26 bonus-point win over Harlequins at The Stoop …
Nicholas McGee
14 Apr, 17:24
Lions 2017: The big decisions facing Warren Gatland
Time is running out for Warren Gatland to settle on the squad he will take to New Zealand in June in the hope of securing a second…
Jack Davies
14 Apr, 10:47
Mataele stars as Crockett makes history in Crusaders rout
Manasa Mataele claimed a first-half hat-trick and Kieran Read scored on his return as eight-try Crusaders thrashed Sunwolves 50-3 …
Peter Thompson
14 Apr, 7:19
Rebels slam ARU, plan legal action over Super Rugby cull
Melbourne Rebels have angrily hit back at suggestions that they could be cut from Super Rugby and threatened to sue the Australian…
Matthew Scott
14 Apr, 7:12
Folau remains Cheika's first-choice full-back
Israel Folau has not been operating at the peak of his powers for Waratahs, but Michael Cheika has backed the explosive back.
Peter Thompson
14 Apr, 4:16
The Rugby Pod - Kelly McBruune
Ex Scottish Captain, Saracens back-row, Crooner and Hotelier, Kelly Brown joins Big Jim, Goodey & Andy Rowe on this week's Pod. Ke…
Rugby Pod
14 Apr, 1:38
Echoes of Racing-Stade merger in Western Force's fight for Super Rugby survival
There is something familiar about Western Force's fight for Super Rugby survival following SANZAAR's decision to cull three franch…
James Harrington
13 Apr, 19:54
Scotland lock Gilchrist extends Edinburgh stay
Grant Gilchrist will remain at Edinburgh until at least May 2019 after penning a new contract with the Pro12 side.
Peter Hanson
13 Apr, 11:54
England skipper Hartley not taking Lions place for granted
Dylan Hartley is refusing to take it for granted that he will be named in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand, i…
Peter Hanson
13 Apr, 4:35
Lions 2013 Props - Where Are They Now?
The first in a seven-part series leading up to this summer's Lions tour to New Zealand, taking a look at the 2013 incumbents and …
Jake Howe
13 Apr, 0:51
The legend of Wyatt Crockett, Super Rugby's quiet record-breaker
Wyatt Crockett does not seem the most obvious man to set a new Super Rugby appearance record. But on Friday night, against the Sun…
Scotty Stevenson
12 Apr, 18:35
Clifford out of Argentina tour with shoulder problem
Harlequins have announced Jack Clifford needs an operation on his shoulder, ruling him out of England's upcoming tour to Argentina…
Alex Fisher
12 Apr, 11:46
Sonny Bill Williams allowed to cover Super Rugby shirt sponsors
New Zealand Rugby have granted Sonny Bill Williams permission to cover some sponsors on his Blues Super Rugby shirt.
Alex Fisher
12 Apr, 7:44
Leaguel Counsel EP 7
We are already a quarter of the way through the NRL season, yep thats right six games over 26 weeks minus the two byes equals one …
Leaguel Counsel
12 Apr, 6:48
Super Rugby right to cull numbers - White
SANZAAR's changes to Super Rugby from 2018 will produce a more competitive competition, according to Jake White.
Alex Fisher
12 Apr, 4:39
Crusaders welcome back Read for historic Sunwolves clash
Crusaders have named New Zealand captain Kieran Read in their starting XV for the first time this Super Rugby season.
Alex Fisher
12 Apr, 3:50
This is how you run a rugby tournament: A fan's experience of the Hong Kong Sevens
The Hong Kong leg of the IRB Sevens leaves New Zealand in the dust in terms of stadium experience, writes Jamie Wall. Attention…
Jamie Wall
11 Apr, 22:49
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 8
Super Rugby stats guru Paul Neazor offers his tips for the Easter weekend. The Sunwolves' unforeseen triumph over the Bulls in …
Paul Neazor
11 Apr, 18:11
Warburton out for six weeks, but should make Lions tour
Sam Warburton has been ruled out for around six weeks with a knee injury but should be fit, if selected, for the British and Irish…
Peter Thompson
11 Apr, 11:41
Former Wales star Phillips to retire from rugby
Former Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the season. The Sale Sharks number …
Jack Davies
11 Apr, 11:05
Former Scotland skipper Brown to retire
Kelly Brown said he has been able to "live my dream for 13-years", but the time has come to announce his retirement.
Peter Thompson
11 Apr, 9:48
Back injury forces Ayerza retirement
After a Leicester Tigers career spanning 11 seasons, injury has forced Argentina prop Marcos Ayerza to call time on his playing da…
Russell Greaves
11 Apr, 4:56
ARU delays Super Rugby decision
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has backed down from its initial timeline of 48-72 hours to decide which Super Rugby team will be…
Dejan Kalinic
11 Apr, 0:10
Matt Hodgson: The beating heart behind the business case
Matt Hodgson has never taken a backwards step on a rugby field. With the future of the Western Force now hanging in the balance, h…
Scotty Stevenson
10 Apr, 17:09
Who'll join Wasps, Chiefs and Saracens in the Aviva Premiership Playoffs?
One spot is still to be decided in English top flight, while over in France nine teams are still in the running for three playoff …
James Harrington
10 Apr, 16:32
Trans-Tasman league talk 'rejected by New Zealand'
New Zealand Rugby Union rejected the suggestion of a new trans-Tasman league to save all five Australian Super Rugby teams.
Nicholas McGee
10 Apr, 8:10
Western Force slam ARU as Super Rugby place hangs in balance
With the Super Rugby axe hovering over Western Force, the club hit out at the Australian Rugby Union.
Nicholas McGee
10 Apr, 7:36
Barrett free to face Blues after red card
Beauden Barrett is free to face Blues after his red card against Waratahs was deemed to be sufficient punishment.
Nicholas McGee
10 Apr, 6:33
Force, Rebels facing Super Rugby axe
Either Melbourne Rebels or Western Force will be axed from Super Rugby, it has been confirmed.
Dejan Kalinic
09 Apr, 21:08
Weekend Round-up: The try of the season?
The Chiefs and Stormers each put in a strong contender for Try of the Season in Cape Town while Bath and Leicester's showdown at W…
09 Apr, 14:18
June deadline as South Africa prepares to cut Super Rugby franchises
South African rugby has become "diluted" with six teams in Super Rugby and the revamped format for 2018 could bring greater qualit…
Alex Fisher
09 Apr, 14:13
Cockerill kicks off with victory, Racing back in the mix
Richard Cockerill's tenure as interim Toulon head coach got off to a winning start as they beat Toulouse 33-23 to keep their Top 1…
Alex Fisher
09 Apr, 13:34
Wasps on course for home semi-final after late, late show
Wasps left it very, very late to restore their lead at the top of the Premiership as Matt Mullan and Jimmy Gopperth secured an ove…
Alex Fisher
09 Apr, 12:37
Emotional Hodgson fears for Australian rugby union with Force under threat
Tearful captain Matt Hodgson said Sunday was a dark day for Australian rugby union and "we live each day like it's our last" with …
Peter Thompson
09 Apr, 8:20
Force beat Kings in try-fest with futures under threat
Both Western Force and Southern Kings could be removed from Super Rugby, but that did not stop them putting on a show in Perth.
Nicholas McGee
09 Apr, 7:08
BREAKING NEWS: Super Rugby to revert to 15-team format
Only 15 teams will compete in Super Rugby from 2018, SANZAAR has announced.
Nicholas McGee
09 Apr, 4:21
Super Rugby Restructured to 15 Teams from 2018
SANZAAR has announced that the Super Rugby tournament has been restructured and will kick-off in 2018 with a three conference, 15-…
09 Apr, 4:07
Last-gasp Leinster and manful Munster tighten grip on top spots
In a tense day of Pro12 action, Irish provinces Leinster and Munster showed why are leading the way ahead of the play-offs.
Tom Webber
08 Apr, 17:57
La Rochelle march towards Top 14 semi-finals, Bayonne relegated
La Rochelle took another step towards the Top 14 semi-finals by defeating Bordeaux-Begles 16-5 on Saturday, while Bayonne's relega…
Tom Webber
08 Apr, 17:32
Bath edge Tigers, Exeter and Saracens book play-off berths
Full-back Anthony Watson scored two tries in the space of three second-half minutes as Bath enhanced their play-off prospects with…
Gareth Morgan
08 Apr, 14:31
Stormers gain Chiefs revenge to stay perfect
Stormers gained a measure of revenge of for last season's humiliating play-off defeat by maintaining their 100 per cent start to t…
Peter Hanson
08 Apr, 13:55
Vunipola: All players are scared of missing Lions cut
The possibility of being overlooked for the British and Irish Lions this year is a real worry for all hopefuls, insists England nu…
Tom Webber
08 Apr, 10:42
Sunwolves claim long-awaited Super Rugby win, Brumbies crush Reds
Sunwolves finally ended their barren Super Rugby run by seeing off Bulls, while Brumbies hammered Reds and Highlanders beat Blues.
Peter Thompson
08 Apr, 9:08
All Blacks captain Read revels in University comeback
Kieran Read has been carrying the water for Crusaders while not fully fit, but was back in action for club side University this we…
Peter Thompson
08 Apr, 5:37
Moore recovering in hospital after suffering heart attack
Brian Moore, the former-England hooker, has thanked staff for saving his life after suffering a heart attack.
Peter Thompson
08 Apr, 3:46
Last-gasp Hodgson penalty wins it for Newcastle, Sale see off Worcester
Gloucester lost ground on the European qualification spots as Newcastle Falcons rallied late on to secure a dramatic 16-14 victory…
07 Apr, 18:30
Warburton injured as valiant Blues deny Ulster
British and Irish Lions captaincy favourite Sam Warburton picked up a worrying knee injury as he helped Cardiff Blues secure a har…
07 Apr, 17:43
Brock James: I would have played for France if they asked
Last summer, Brock James joined La Rochelle after a decade at Top 14 rivals Clermont. He spoke to James Harrington about his new c…
James Harrington
07 Apr, 12:00
All Blacks captain Read set for University comeback
Kieran Read has been carrying the water for Crusaders while not fully fit, but will be back in action for club side University thi…
Peter Thompson
07 Apr, 8:45
First-half Hurricanes blitz blows Waratahs away
The Hurricanes ran in five first-half tries on their way to claiming a 38-28 Super Rugby victory over the Waratahs on Friday. N…
Jack Davies
07 Apr, 8:42
Scotland to face Italy in Singapore
Gregor Townsend will kick off his Scotland tenure against Italy in Singapore.
Jack Davies
07 Apr, 8:40
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 7
Super Rugby stats guru Paul Neazor offers his tips for Round 7. After flirting with perfection for the previous two rounds the …
Paul Neazor
06 Apr, 18:48
Racing rule out permanent O'Gara Ireland role
Top 14 champions Racing 92 will not entertain the prospect of Ronan O'Gara taking a permanent role in the Ireland set-up.
Peter Thompson
06 Apr, 12:15
Top 14 Power Rankings: Big spending no guarantee of success
With just four rounds of the Top 14 season to go, James Harrington looks at the clubs' successes and failures on – and in some c…
James Harrington
06 Apr, 11:19
Sonny Bill Williams set for long-awaited Blues bow
After eight months on the sidelines recuperating a torn Achilles tendon, Sonny Bill Williams will make his Blues debut on Saturday…
Matthew Scott
06 Apr, 4:15
Why the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy is a special piece of New Zealand rugby silverware
Gordon Hunter was a detective – a very good one according to everyone who worked with him and not a few who were put away by him…
Scotty Stevenson
05 Apr, 21:34
Some important news from the Blues press conference
The Blues have announced their side to play the Highlanders this weekend. We bring you the main talking points from this morning…
05 Apr, 18:59
Stade wing Raisuqe hit with 10-week stamping ban
Stade Francais wing Josaia Raisuqe will not play again this season after he was hit with a 10-week ban for stamping on Ospreys tee…
Peter Thompson
05 Apr, 12:07
This week's biggest matches to watch on Rugby Pass
Big games call for big venues, and this weekend we've got appointments at Twickenham and Wembley, Kings Park and Newlands.
05 Apr, 11:05
Good week, bad week: Chris and Dan set to break try records
A rare appearance for Chris Ashton in the 'good' column this week, but no such luck for Willie Le Roux. Oh, Willie... GOOD WEEK…
James Harrington
05 Apr, 8:21
Bennett and Strauss' Glasgow careers over due to injury
Glasgow Warriors duo Mark Bennett and Josh Strauss have played their last games for the club due to respective knee and kidney inj…
Harry West
05 Apr, 8:00
Foley to make Waratahs return after concussion rest
Bernard Foley will return to the Waratahs' starting XV against Hurricanes in Friday's Super Rugby clash after recovering from conc…
Matthew Scott
05 Apr, 5:24
Fantasy Rugger Round 7 - South Africa
After all the love for the Australian’s in Round Six, it’s only right that we take a look at the other nation under pressure. …
05 Apr, 4:38
The second coming of Stuart Lancaster
Leinster marched on to the European Challenge Cup semifinals with a comfortable victory over Wasps at the weekend. It was another …
Lee Calvert
04 Apr, 22:15
Pity the coaches on European rugby's managerial merry-go-round
Toulon's Mike Ford is just the latest victim of European clubs' short-term glory-now thinking in a big-money game where failure is…
James Harrington
04 Apr, 10:52
Evans signs new Scarlets deal
The Scarlets have tied Wales prop Rob Evans down to a new contract.
Jack Davies
04 Apr, 9:18
Skelton to return to Saracens on two-year deal
Waratahs lock Will Skelton has signed a two-year deal with Saracens that will see him return to Allianz Park from the 2017-18 Prem…
Tom Webber
04 Apr, 6:37
Cockerill takes charge as Ford leaves Toulon
Mike Ford has left Toulon in the wake of their Champions Cup loss to Clermont Auvergne, with Richard Cockerill filling in for the …
Tom Webber
04 Apr, 5:18
Australian teams have New Zealand inferiority complex, says Kafer
Australian sides suffer from a "self-perpetuating" inferiority complex in comparison to their New Zealand counterparts in Super Ru…
Tom Webber
04 Apr, 5:10
Where did it all go wrong for Ospreys? And all the other European rugby talking points
Ups and downs for potential Lions, new questions over Mike Ford's brief future at Toulon, Saracens next in line to try and tame th…
James Harrington
03 Apr, 14:00
All Blacks legend Carter to join Wilkinson, O'Driscoll in Hall of Fame
World Cup-winning New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter is to be inducted into the Rugby Players' Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony…
Harry West
03 Apr, 13:36
Nakaitaci facing six months out with ruptured ACL
France international Noa Nakaitaci is facing a lengthy lay-off after rupturing the ACL in his right knee when playing for Clermont…
Christopher Devine
03 Apr, 10:59
Kearney's Lions hopes dented by bicep surgery
Rob Kearney's hopes of featuring for the British and Irish Lions later this year have suffered a further blow after Leinster revea…
Harry West
03 Apr, 10:24
Champions Cup final heading to Bilbao in 2018
San Mames Stadium, a venue for Euro 2020, will stage rugby union's European Champions Cup final in 2018.
Russell Greaves
03 Apr, 7:57
Gloucester appoint former Springbok Ackermann
Johan Ackermann will leave Lions to join Premiership side Gloucester as head coach for the 2017-18 campaign.
Russell Greaves
03 Apr, 5:47
Five retro Super Rugby jerseys that need to be brought back
Super Rugby is now old enough for the retro jersey to be a viable option. Here are five classic designs that deserve a second life…
Calum Henderson
02 Apr, 23:59
Anything Aaron Smith can do, TJ Perenara can do too – including change the ref's mind
Convincing a referee to change his mind was long thought to be impossible, but on Saturday TJ Perenara became the second lippy New…
Jamie Wall
02 Apr, 21:04
Munster-Saracens will be 'very special', says McCall
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is eagerly anticipating a "very special day" after his side secured a European Champions Cu…
Christopher Devine
02 Apr, 18:12
Stade Francais book Bath semi-final despite Raisuqe dismissal
Stade Francais wing Josaia Raisuqe was sent off but his side progressed to the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup by beatin…
Jamie Smith
02 Apr, 16:05
Weekend Round-up: Catch up on the best games from Dublin to Johannesburg
A quality weekend of rugby as the Champions Cup quarterfinals lived up to their billing and two South African sides played out a S…
02 Apr, 14:16
Clermont march into semis by ending Toulon hoodoo
Clermont Auvergne gained a measure of revenge over Toulon by beating their Top 14 rivals 29-9 on Sunday to secure the last semi-fi…
Christopher Devine
02 Apr, 12:39
Ashton matches Champions Cup record as Saracens surge into semis
Chris Ashton matched a European Champions Cup try-scoring record with a double in Saracens' emphatic 38-13 quarter-final victory o…
Tom Webber
02 Apr, 10:28
Four-week ban for Chiefs back Fa'auli
A dangerous tackle on Jan Serfontein means Johnny Fa'auli will miss matches against Stormers, Cheetahs, Western Force and Sunwolve…
Christopher Devine
02 Apr, 10:13
Crusaders extend 100 per cent start with bonus-point win at Waratahs
Crusaders extended their 100 per cent start to the Super Rugby season to six matches with an impressive 41-22 bonus-point victory …
Tom Webber
02 Apr, 4:27
Second-half blitz sees Gloucester past Cardiff
Gloucester produced a stunning second-half display to beat Cardiff Blues 46-26 in the European Challenge Cup and avoid a repeat of…
Alex Fisher
01 Apr, 17:36
Munster overpower Toulouse to reach Champions Cup semis
Munster marched into the European Champions Cup semi-finals, overpowering Toulouse with a 41-16 win at Thomond Park. The hosts …
Matthew Scott
01 Apr, 15:08
Notshe hat-trick keeps Stormers rolling, Kriel wins it late for Lions
Stormers maintain a perfect Super Rugby record as Sikhumbuzo Notshe grabs a treble in victory over Cheetahs, while Kriel wins it f…
Alex Fisher
01 Apr, 13:49
Le Roux error proves costly as Leinster march into last four
Willie Le Roux's error proved costly as Leinster ran in four tries to seal a European Champions Cup semi-final place at Wasps' exp…
Alex Fisher
01 Apr, 12:34
Zebre upset Connacht to end long losing run
A first Pro12 win since October and only their second of the season finally came the way of Zebre against champions Connacht.
Peter Thompson
01 Apr, 12:00
Chiefs battle back to stay perfect, Hurricanes beat improved Reds
Chiefs remain unbeaten in Super Rugby this season after coming from behind to defeat Bulls 28-12 and Hurricanes piled more misery …
Peter Thompson
01 Apr, 8:14
The Rug Round 6 Super Rugby Preview
The Rug is New Zealand’s premier Super Rugby preview podcast. Join BK and Townley as they put forward this week’s best bets an…
01 Apr, 1:02
La Rochelle hold off Edinburgh to reach semis
La Rochelle moved into the European Challenge Cup semi-finals with a hard-fought win over Edinburgh.
Nicholas McGee
31 Mar, 17:18
Shoot-out agony for Netherlands - but in rugby!
We're all used to shoot-outs in football, but Belgium and Netherlands experienced the extremely rare event of decisive penalties i…
Nicholas McGee
31 Mar, 13:00
Murray to start for Munster in Toulouse clash
Despite not being able to train fully this week, Conor Murray has been given the nod to start against Top 14 side Toulouse.
Peter Thompson
31 Mar, 12:05
Wilkinson: Lions leadership group more important than captaincy
Jonny Wilkinson has downplayed the importance of a captain's role for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.
Nicholas McGee
31 Mar, 11:27
Highlanders run riot in Smith's landmark appearance
Highlanders ran in six tries in a ruthless demolition of Rebels, who made far too many mistakes in a poor display.
Peter Thompson
31 Mar, 5:16
Foley out of Crusaders clash due to 'ongoing' concussion struggle
Australia playmaker Bernard Foley knows he will have to be patient as he struggles to overcome a head injury.
Peter Thompson
31 Mar, 4:25
Here are some things that should cheer up Australian rugby fans
It's been a tough old start to the Super Rugby season for Australian fans. In times like these it pays to remember the good times,…
Jamie Wall
30 Mar, 13:44
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 6
Super Rugby stats guru Paul Neazor offers his tips for Round 6. The Oracle has got his groove back after a shaky start to the s…
Paul Neazor
30 Mar, 12:32
Toulon is dead … Long live Toulon
What looks like the slow and painful decline and fall of the Top 14's original Galacticos is actually a chance to rebuild the club…
James Harrington
30 Mar, 11:47
Australian players' union sets up petition amid Super Rugby concerns
Reducing the number of Australian franchises in Super Rugby could have big consequences, the players' union warned.
Peter Thompson
30 Mar, 6:58
Ashton says Toulon move dampens 'burning desire' to play for England
Chris Ashton said it is easier to watch England safe in the knowledge that he is putting himself out of contention by moving to Fr…
Peter Thompson
30 Mar, 5:22
Why Denny Solomona's fast-track into an England jersey stinks
Like all England fans, I want to see the best players turning out for my national team, writes Lee Calvert – but as good as Denn…
Lee Calvert
29 Mar, 17:51
Grenoble players reinstated amid investigation into alleged rape
Grenoble have reinstated six of their players who were sacked by the Top 14 club following allegations of rape. The unnamed pla…
Peter Thompson
29 Mar, 14:16
The Rugby Pod Episode 26 - Sorry Laurie
This week, Jim & Andy are joined by ex Brumbies, Munster & Gloucester coach Laurie Fisher for a chat. Superfan puts his foot in it…
Rugby Pod
29 Mar, 9:03
Fantasy Rugger - Round Six Preview
With all the speculation regarding who will get the chop from the Australian Conference with the new proposed Super Rugby format. …
29 Mar, 5:58
Solomona eager to represent England
Denny Solomona is now eligible to play for England and said: "If the opportunity presents itself, I'll take it with both hands."
Christopher Devine
29 Mar, 4:14
Super Rugby Power Rankings: Why the Hira Bhana Spud Man is smiling this week
If the Spud Man is happy, Scotty Stevenson is happy; if Scotty Stevenson is happy, the Super Rugby Power Rankings are happy. Unles…
Scotty Stevenson
28 Mar, 20:43
McCall: Kruis still has Lions chance
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall still thinks George Kruis has a chance of securing a place in the British and Irish Lions s…
Peter Thompson
28 Mar, 17:11
Sarries offer over free tickets to emergency services following terror attack
Sarries chairman Nigel Wray said the club made the gesture to show emergency services how much they are appreciated by Londoners.
Peter Thompson
28 Mar, 11:14
Good week, bad week: Jonathan Joseph in A Tweet Too Far
England player chose the wrong moment to tell the Twittersphere all about his footwear – but another international picked the ri…
James Harrington
28 Mar, 10:31
Waratahs taking no risks with Foley after concussion setback
Bernard Foley made his first appearance of the Super Rugby season against Rebels but could face another spell on the sidelines.
Peter Thompson
28 Mar, 9:29
Aviva Premiership Power Rankings: Everyone's chasing Saracens
Shamelessly stealing Scotty Stevenson's Super Rugby Power Rankings format and passing it off as his own, James Harrington rates th…
James Harrington
28 Mar, 8:20
Adopt a Lion: Kiwis urged to open homes for touring fans
Some followers of the British and Irish Lions are set to benefit from free accommodation in New Zealand due to "the famed Kiwi hos…
Christopher Devine
28 Mar, 6:31
No decision made on Western Force future - ARU
The Australia Rugby Union (ARU) moved to allay fears Western Force will be axed from Super Rugby, insisting no decision has been m…
Sacha Pisani
27 Mar, 23:18
Reports of the death of Australian rugby may have been greatly exaggerated
Is rugby really the 26th most played sport in Australia, or are Roy Morgan's latest figures 'fake news'? Rugby is less popular …
Calum Henderson
27 Mar, 19:07
Ryan poised to leave Munster for Racing
Donnacha Ryan was not offered a central contract by the IRFU, and is set to leave his homeland for Racing 92.
Nicholas McGee
27 Mar, 12:24
Ireland loss could be blessing in disguise for England, says Robinson
Jason Robinson hopes England's Six Nations defeat to Ireland can prove to be "a blessing in disguise" as they aim to emulate Clive…
Iain Strachan
27 Mar, 10:51
Western Force deny rumours they will be cut from Super Rugby
Western Force have released a statement denying reports they are in line to be axed from Super Rugby, should the competition opt f…
Harry West
27 Mar, 8:36
Weekend talking points: Lions' speculation, Rassie rumours, and the return of European rugby
There's still plenty of time to wonder who will make the plane for this summer's big New Zealand tour before Warren Gatland spoils…
James Harrington
27 Mar, 7:37
I should have put rugby on the backburner - Aaron Smith opens up on airport incident
Aaron Smith believes rugby should have taken a back seat as he attempted to patch things up with his family following his off-fiel…
Harry West
27 Mar, 5:52
Stade put strike behind them with Toulon win
Stade Francais showed they have the stomach for a relegation fight by beating Toulon 17-11 in their first game since a player stri…
Peter Thompson
26 Mar, 18:19
Is it time to rethink yellow cards in rugby?
Quade Cooper thinks yellow cards are ruining rugby – but what are the alternatives? Despite the Reds first five’s blatant l…
Jamie Wall
26 Mar, 17:51
Wade equals Wasps record in Worcester win, Sarries hammer Bath
Christian Wade claimed a first-half double to become Premiership leaders Wasps' joint-leading try-scorer of all time in a 40-33 bo…
Peter Thompson
26 Mar, 12:52
Weekend Round-up: Aaron Mauger's incredible send-off
Catch up on the weekend's best games from the Top 14, Aviva Premiership and Super Rugby.
26 Mar, 9:42
Jaguares overcome Reds, Sharks beat Cheetahs
As Sharks claimed a derby win in Super Rugby, Jaguares continued their fine start to the season.
Peter Thompson
25 Mar, 20:56
Leinster stay top as Munster win big
Munster romped to a big victory at hapless Zebre in Pro12 on Saturday, but Leinster remain top courtesy of a hard-fought win over …
Iain Strachan
25 Mar, 18:30
La Rochelle seal play-off spot with Pau win, Racing beat Clermont
Top 14 leaders La Rochelle sealed a play-off place and moved 11 points clear with a 23-13 win at Pau after Racing 92 beat second-p…
Peter Thompson
25 Mar, 18:03
Mauger bows out with dramatic win, Robshaw returns in Quins romp
Leicester Tigers provided a victorious send-off for outgoing head coach Aaron Mauger by beating rivals Northampton Saints 36-31 in…
Christopher Devine
25 Mar, 13:43
Sunwolves denied by late Stormers surge
Sunwolves were denied their first victory over an established Super Rugby side in the final 20 minutes as Stormers finished with a…
Alex Fisher
25 Mar, 9:45
Gloucester worsen Bristol's Premiership relegation woes
Bristol's grim battle for Premiership survival suffered another blow on Friday, as Gloucester recorded a comfortable 32-14 victory…
Iain Strachan
24 Mar, 18:52
Ulster keep Scarlets at bay despite late red card in Newport
Scarlets overcome Edinburgh in Pro12 on Friday, but were unable to gain on Ulster, who proved too strong for Newport Gwent Dragons…
Iain Strachan
24 Mar, 18:11
Lions hopefuls Heaslip and Kearney suffer injury setbacks
Leinster have offered injury updates on Ireland duo Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney, who could be in contention for Lions selection.
Jack Davies
24 Mar, 12:47
Concussion - 'Something is broken in the game of rugby'
Other than being elite-level rugby players, what do Ben Smith, Conor Murray, Bernard Foley, Alexis Palisson, Sekope Kepu, Stuart H…
James Harrington
24 Mar, 8:37
Waratahs pull off stunning comeback against sorry Rebels
The Rebels threw away their biggest half-time lead in Super Rugby history as they remained winless with a 32-25 home defeat agains…
24 Mar, 7:22
There's still a way the All Blacks can play England in 2017
England and the All Blacks could still play each other in 2017 – albeit unofficially. Sounds far-fetched? It's happened before, …
Jamie Wall
23 Mar, 17:14
Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for second year running
Stuart Hogg has been named as the Six Nations Player of the Championship for the second year running with almost a quarter of the …
Peter Hanson
23 Mar, 9:38
Super Rugby Oracle: All the picks for Round 5
Super Rugby stats guru Paul Neazor offers his tips for Round 5. A solid Round 4 for the Oracle with only the Brumbies getting i…
Paul Neazor
23 Mar, 5:40
Lucky Number Sevens: The link Between the Hong Kong Sevens and Chinese Rugby
?Much has been made of Alibaba’s USD100 million-dollar pledge to invest in domestic Chinese rugby. If the investment comes to fr…
Connor Frankhouser
23 Mar, 4:15
Australian rugby to trial 'blue card' system for concussion
On-field referees have the authority to issue a blue card to any player displaying signs of concussion, starting this weekend in t…
Sacha Pisani
23 Mar, 1:55
England vs New Zealand in Vegas
Talks had been proceeding at pace for arguably the biggest one-off money match in rugby history, although it has now been confirme…
Dan Johansson
22 Mar, 22:53
Ireland's World Cup 2023 Bid Videos
Competition to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 is heating up and Ireland are pulling out all the stops to impress World Rugby's T…
Fred Culazzo
22 Mar, 22:14
All Blacks to face Barbarians at Twickenham in November
England's hopes of facing New Zealand in November appear to have been dashed after the Barbarians confirmed they will take on the …
Jack Davies
22 Mar, 15:46
Alun Wyn Jones out for 'initial' six weeks
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones does not require surgery on the shoulder injury sustained against France on Saturday.
Jack Davies
22 Mar, 12:40
WRU to take control of Dragons
The Newport Gwent Dragons are set to come under the ownership of the Welsh Rugby Union.
Jack Davies
22 Mar, 11:19
In-demand Nel opts for Edinburgh stay
WP Nel was linked with Toulon and Clermont Auvergne, but the Scotland international did not want to leave Edinburgh.
Peter Thompson
22 Mar, 7:40
Foley had career doubts amid 'scary' concussion
Bernard Foley had concerns that his career may be over during a "scary" struggle with concussion but the Australia fly-half is set…
Peter Thompson
22 Mar, 7:26
Jones would take four-captain Lions leadership group
England head coach Eddie Jones does not think only one Lions captain needs to be appointed before they head to New Zealand.
Peter Thompson
22 Mar, 5:09
Fantasy Rugger Super Rugby Conference Watch
Round Five sees the Hurricanes and Chiefs with the bye, providing the perfect opportunity for some lesser known players to shine i…
22 Mar, 4:23
The Rugby Pod - Episode 25 - Superfan
Superfan Andrew McNair hosts Big Jim & Goodey this week as they look back at the final round of action in this year's Six Nations.…
Rugby Pod
22 Mar, 0:11

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