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Cue the predictable outrage, but spare me the guilt trip - Scotty Stevenson
If it is true that Brad Shields said ‘no thanks’ to a stopgap spot in the All Blacks on their Northern Tour in the hope he can…
Scotty Stevenson
18 Nov 2017, 5:27
Gloucester's second-half surge stuns leaders Saracens
Saracens were dealt just their second defeat of the campaign as Gloucester produced a stunning second-half surge.
Nicholas McGee
17 Nov 2017, 19:37
Flanker snubs All Blacks for England opportunity - report
Hurricanes and Wellington loose forward Brad Shields has apparently spurned the chance for an All Black call up, according to The …
Online Editors
17 Nov 2017, 18:07
Want to help Pacific Island rugby? Give the players the power to choose
While World Rugby revealed a bit more of its agenda than it probably wanted to, the overshadowing of the real problem in the game …
Jamie Wall
17 Nov 2017, 16:29
Swinson set to miss Six Nations after finger surgery
Scotland are likely to be without Tim Swinson for their Six Nations campaign after he was ruled out for four months.
Nicholas McGee
17 Nov 2017, 12:50
Cheika disrespected referee - Jones
The England head coach does not expect referee Ben O'Keeffe to be influenced by Michael Cheika's words.
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2017, 12:08
Uncapped Brumby replaces injured Coleman for Twickenham clash
Adam Coleman was ruled out of the Cook Cup clash at Twickenham on the eve of the match, so Blake Enever will make his internationa…
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2017, 11:47
Vunipola wants more support for Pacific Island nations
Billy Vunipola wants more Tier 1 nations to play Tests in the Pacific Islands and World Rugby to provide more support for infrastr…
Rugby Pod
17 Nov 2017, 9:31
Five Scottish players to watch on Saturday
After 30 winless games stretching back to 1905, Scotland find themselves once again hoping to defeat world champions New Zealand a…
Steph Brawn
17 Nov 2017, 8:54
John Barclay set for return to Scotland
Former Glasgow Warriors man Barclay, capped 64 times by his country, lifted the Pro12 title with Scarlets last season but is looki…
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2017, 8:48
England winger faster than Usain Bolt
As England get set to face Australia in Twickenham this Saturday, head Coach Eddie Jones will be happy to know he has selected pos…
17 Nov 2017, 7:02
Youngs braced for 'confrontational and confident' Wallabies
Battle-hardened by the recent Rugby Championship, the Wallabies will be a tough challenge for England, according to Ben Youngs.
Iain Strachan
17 Nov 2017, 5:46
Steve Diamond banned for this post match interview
Following the match Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs on Friday 27 October 2017, Diamond gave a broadcast interview during which he alle…
Online Editors
17 Nov 2017, 5:23
The Breakdown: A statistical look at Saturday's rugby internationals
Fans of international rugby are in for a treat this weekend, with another hectic schedule involving the top nine teams in the rank…
Peter Thompson
17 Nov 2017, 5:02
Mouths from the south - the best/worst of Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika
While the Australians have a chance for revenge after their humiliating 3-0 series defeat to the English last year, all eyes will …
17 Nov 2017, 0:08
Taylor replaces Coles for All Blacks at Murrayfield
New Zealand have made a solitary, injury enforced, change to their line-up to face Scotland, who make two alterations for the matc…
Matthew Scott
16 Nov 2017, 18:00
Cheika accuses England of deliberate late shots
Michael Cheika has started the war-of-words before Saturday's test against England, claiming that in last year's fixtures against…
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 17:09
Fiji name easily the heaviest backline ever assembled in international rugby
Fiji have named what is almost certainly the heaviest backline ever assembled in international rugby for their clash with Ireland …
Ian Cameron
16 Nov 2017, 16:26
Watch: Locks just shouldn't be able to do this
These kinds of skills you would expect of a precious back, not from your main lineout option. Taine is the son of Hurricanes forwa…
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 15:51
The Japanese club Dan Carter is likely to join named
All Blacks legend Dan Carter is set to finish his career in Japan and this club will give him the chance to add another winners me…
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 15:24
SBW receives apology from ref over yellow card
'The penalty was obviously awarded, but he said he made that mistake by sending me off.'
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 15:07
Irish politician's inadvertently hilarious take on failed RWC bid demands watching
An Irish politician's summation of the country's failed bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup has gone viral today.
Ian Cameron
16 Nov 2017, 12:10
All Blacks name strongest possible side for Murrayfield clash
Steve Hansen has named his strongest possible side for the All Blacks' clash with Scotland on Saturday.
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 11:58
Springboks name side to face France
There have been several changes to the Springboks side to face France at the weekend.
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 9:18
Tom Croft retires with 'immediate effect'
Former England, Lions and current Leicester Tigers backrow Tom Croft has retired with immediate effect.
16 Nov 2017, 8:31
Head of IRFU fires shots at Wales and Scotland over RWC betrayal
The head of the IRFU, Philip Browne, has thrown serious shade at Scotland and Wales over their lack of support for Ireland's RWC20…
Ian Cameron
16 Nov 2017, 7:32
England name team to face the Wallabies
Jones has made four changes to the side that defeated Argentina 21-8 on Saturday.
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 6:30
Wallabies can gain England revenge - Horwill
Australia have lost their last four Tests against England, but James Horwill says they can end that run this weekend.
Peter Thompson
16 Nov 2017, 6:07
Rebels sign Wallabies trio
The defunct Western Force's loss is proving to be the Rebels' gain, with three Wallabies agreeing to make the move to Melbourne.
Peter Thompson
16 Nov 2017, 5:44
Hong Kong fall just short against Russia
Hong Kong came agonisingly close to taking down Russia in their opening match of the Regal Hotels Cup of Nations at King’s Park …
Online Editors
16 Nov 2017, 5:09
Did France buy their way to #RWC2023?
A very dusty Scotty Stevenson chats with Mils Muliaina about a wide range of topics, from the 2023 RWC hosting decision to Ronan O…
15 Nov 2017, 22:19
Scots skipper on All Blacks: 'We have looked at how to beat them'
Scotland captain John Barclay reckons it's not worth dwelling on the past matches.
Online Editors
15 Nov 2017, 20:36
Analysis: Why the Wallabies need to play Kurtley Beale at 12 against England
With Folau rested for the end of year tour, Beale has been playing fullback. However, if Australia is going to reverse their recen…
Ben Smith
15 Nov 2017, 18:42
The Six Nations is what we need - Georgian coach
Rapidly improving Georgia's Kiwi coach Milton Haig has once again raised the question of whether the Lelos should be included into…
Online Editors
15 Nov 2017, 17:06
Will the Wallabies unleash the Tongan Thor?
YouTube sensation Taniela Tupou, known as the Tongan Thor, will be residentially qualified to play for the Wallabies next week in …
Ben Smith
15 Nov 2017, 16:22
South Africa World Cup snub not humiliating insists World Rugby chairman
France's bid got the nod as South Africa's hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup were dashed in a decision that raised eyebrow…
Russell Greaves
15 Nov 2017, 14:51
French stars to leave Toulouse
Toulouse have been unable to tie Les Bleus duo into signing new contracts with the club.
Peter Thompson
15 Nov 2017, 12:07
Quelle surprise? French not surprised by RWC decision and here's why
Eyebrows were raised when France was named the host nation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, but the nation's bid leader was not surpr…
Russell Greaves
15 Nov 2017, 11:18
Video - 'Some level of embarrassment for World Rugby' - BOD
The decision to award Rugby World Cup 2023 to France was always going to leave a lot of noses out of joint, not least the Irish bi…
Ian Cameron
15 Nov 2017, 10:58
SA Rugby chief questions 'opaque' World Cup decision process
South Africa were favourites to stage the World Cup in six years' time, but the tournament will instead return to France
Peter Thompson
15 Nov 2017, 9:38
France announced as hosts of Rugby World Cup 2023
World Rugby described the process as transparent, objective, professional, but there will be a lot of questions given that an inde…
15 Nov 2017, 8:04
Live Streaming - Rugby World Cup 2023 host selection announcement
Today the World Rugby Council appoints the Rugby World Cup 2023 host.
15 Nov 2017, 7:54
Wallabies to check on Coleman for England clash
Australia's Adam Coleman will undergo a fitness test on Thursday to see if he can line up against Six Nations champions England.
Peter Thompson
15 Nov 2017, 6:39
Super Rugby to hit the USA
"We are excited that rugby fans in the United States will get the opportunity to enjoy and witness Super Rugby first hand."
Online Editors
14 Nov 2017, 17:54
Wales' Warburton expecting to miss Six Nations
After undergoing neck surgery in September, Wales' Sam Warburton is viewing a potential appearance at the Six Nations as "a big bo…
Tom Webber
14 Nov 2017, 16:40
Spirited France XV come up short against New Zealand
A France XV could not improve on the first team's poor form as they were also beaten by New Zealand on Tuesday.
Ben Spratt
14 Nov 2017, 16:06
England drop Kruis for Wallabies clash
Eddie Jones has again demonstrated his ruthless streak by leaving George Kruis out of the England squad to take on the Wallabies.
Peter Thompson
14 Nov 2017, 11:35
Update - Eddie Jones names 25 retained players for Wallabies test
Eddie Jones has retained 25 players to prepare for England’s Old Mutual Wealth Series match against Australia at Twickenham Stad…
14 Nov 2017, 9:55
Watch: Beale offers Prince William his budgie smugglers for Christmas
Kurtley Beale did not feel the urge to dress up for the occasion when the Duke of Cambridge came into the dressing room in Cardiff…
Peter Thompson
14 Nov 2017, 8:24
Bath prop Auterac set to leave for Premiership rivals
The transfer season is beginning to ramp up in the northern hemisphere and the next name that is set to hit the rugby headlines is…
Alex Shaw
14 Nov 2017, 6:19
Jonathan Davies hit with devastating injury set back
Jonathan Davies will miss next year's Six Nations with a foot injury sustained on Wales duty.
Jack Davies
14 Nov 2017, 5:11
Rugby Rewind - England vs the Wallabies, 13th November 2010
This autumn’s Old Mutual Wealth series continues this weekend, with England taking on Australia at Twickenham on Saturday in a h…
Dan Johansson
14 Nov 2017, 4:58
Analysis: Ireland's killer blow against the Springboks – The triangle double screen
With just under ten minutes to play, Ireland held a 17-3 lead over South Africa. Ireland had worked into a dominant position in th…
Ben Smith
14 Nov 2017, 0:14
Former Wallaby re-signs with Leicester Tigers
The extension, announced on Monday night by Leicester, takes him past the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and with 31 Tests to his name, he …
Online Editors
13 Nov 2017, 16:33
Eddie Jones makes public apology...before attacking journalist's 'professionalism'
Eddie Jones moved from defence to attack better than his players today as he dealt with the fall-out from the television pictures …
Chris Jones
13 Nov 2017, 15:25
Barrett and Ioane shortlisted for Men's World Player of the Year gong
Two All Blacks and as many England players on the shortlist to be named the best player in the world along with Israel Folau.
Peter Thompson
13 Nov 2017, 14:44
Dan Carter expected to sign with Japanese Top League club
Dan Carter is expected to finish his playing career in Japan next year, according to French reports.
Online Editors
13 Nov 2017, 14:40
Eddie Jones told off by his 93-year-old mother for swearing
Eddie Jones' frustration got the better off him at Twickenham on Saturday and his elderly mother was not impressed.
Peter Thompson
13 Nov 2017, 14:18
Irreplaceable Farrell sees stock soar in his absence – Andy Goode
They say you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone and that was definitely the case with English rugby and Owen Farrell …
Andy Goode
13 Nov 2017, 12:47
Who's got the worst union in World Rugby? Part 2 - South Africa
“Their selection policies are not conducive to creating a merit based team and the prestige that goes along with knowing that yo…
Online Editors
13 Nov 2017, 11:46
BREAKING: Harry Thacker is set to leave Leicester Tigers
With a perfect record of eight wins from eight games, Pat Lam’s Bristol are looking in good shape to return the to Premiership a…
Alex Shaw
13 Nov 2017, 11:28
In their darkest hour, the Springboks are recalling a true powerhouse
Coenie Oosthuizen has flown home after suffering knee ligament damage against Ireland, so Duane Vermeulen could face France in Par…
Peter Thompson
13 Nov 2017, 10:41
Who's got the worst union in World Rugby? Part 1 - Samoa
But to those with experience on the ground in Samoa, the story is one more of corruption and mismanagement
Online Editors
13 Nov 2017, 10:34
Wales resort to the tried and tested
Jonathan Davies' ankle injury has prompted Warren Gatland to call up the experienced Jamie Roberts.
Peter Thompson
13 Nov 2017, 10:26
Leicester extend five player contracts
Leicester Tigers announced new deals for five players on Monday, with Dan Cole and Matt Toomua the standout names.
Tom Webber
13 Nov 2017, 9:12
Scotland lose three players through injury
Ahead of their match against world champions New Zealand, Scotland have lost three players to injury.
Tom Webber
13 Nov 2017, 8:58
Marler called up to England squad for Wallabies clash
Eddie Jones has named a 35-man England squad to play Australia, with Joe Marler selected after serving a suspension.
Tom Webber
13 Nov 2017, 6:06
The Springboks are the new France
Everything was going well after the heroic loss to the All Blacks in Cape Town, then they go to Dublin and get hosed by the Irish.
Jamie Wall
13 Nov 2017, 5:11
Watch: Try of the year candidate by Georgian fullback
How is this for pace?
Online Editors
12 Nov 2017, 18:10
Te'o to join England camp as centre steps up recovery
England have invited Ben Te'o to spend time with the squad to assist with his recovery from injury.
Jack Davies
12 Nov 2017, 17:55
Watch: Kiwis carving up the north - international edition
Kiwis are making their presence felt in November via several international teams in the north, and not just the All Blacks and Mao…
Campbell Burnes
12 Nov 2017, 15:31
Update - Eddie Jones names 35 man squad for Wallabies Test
England head coach Eddie Jones has called up 35 players ahead of England’s second Test of the Old Mutual Wealth Series against A…
12 Nov 2017, 14:20
Coles gone for six months
The All Black hooker went down 24 minutes into the test match, after playing a starring role by scoring the first try.
Online Editors
12 Nov 2017, 13:36
Video - Kurtley Beale teaches Steff Evans a lesson in international rugby
Steff Evans is an exceptional player, and he will likely have a healthy career at international level, but Wallaby fullback Kurtle…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov 2017, 9:29
Rokoduguni eager to prove himself for England
England laboured to an underwhelming win over Argentina, but Semesa Rokoduguni did manage to catch the eye.
Russell Greaves
12 Nov 2017, 7:22
Springbok player ratings
For a second time in 2017 under coach Allister Coetzee, the Springbok conceded a record score - this time, a 3-38 defeat to Irelan…
12 Nov 2017, 2:03
All Black player ratings
Here's how the All Blacks fared in this morning's 38-18 victory over France in Paris.
Online Editors
12 Nov 2017, 0:13
Hansen: Sonny Bill didn't know the rules
Sonny Bill Williams was unaware of the rule that led to his yellow card against France, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.
Dejan Kalinic
11 Nov 2017, 23:31
Player ratings: Wallabies v Wales
It was a morale boosting win for the Wallabies in Cardiff as they embark on their three-match tour, here's how the players perform…
Robert Seltzer
11 Nov 2017, 21:51
Watch - Eddies Jones' loses it during England's sloppy display
England were below their best against Argentina, but Eddie Jones said: "The reality is we haven't played a game together since Mar…
Christopher Devine
11 Nov 2017, 21:40
Watch - Coetzee learns lesson from Albany: 'No positives' in this hiding
Watch as Allister Coetzee faces the media after the Springboks' 38-3 loss to Ireland.
Online Editors
11 Nov 2017, 17:58
All Blacks 38 France 18 - Match review
It was a game of two halves in Paris today as the All Blacks beat France 38-18.
Online Editors
11 Nov 2017, 17:01
Jonathan Davies injury 'doesn't look brilliant', says Gatland
Jonathan Davies was hurt in the final minute of Wales' loss to Australia and coach Warren Gatland said: "It doesn't look brilliant…
Christopher Devine
11 Nov 2017, 16:19
Sexton puts the boot in as Ireland thrash sorry Springboks
Substitutes Rhys Ruddock and Rob Herring grab tries off the bench as Ireland cut loose in the closing stages in Dublin.
Rob Lancaster
11 Nov 2017, 15:37
Wallabies' impressive form continues as Wales beaten again
Wales have not beaten Australia since 2008 and their miserable run against the Wallabies continued in Cardiff on Saturday.
Christopher Devine
11 Nov 2017, 14:46
McKinley completes incredible journey to international rugby scene
Italy beat Fiji 19-10 on Saturday in a match most notable for the international debut of Ian McKinley.
Christopher Devine
11 Nov 2017, 13:41
Match Preview: France v All Blacks
France coach Guy Noves caused a stir on Thursday when naming a new and young halfback pairing.
Online Editors
11 Nov 2017, 13:26
Rusty England overcome spirited Pumas
Nathan Hughes and Semesa Rokoduguni scored the tries as England saw off struggling Argentina despite failing to fire on all cylind…
Peter Thompson
11 Nov 2017, 13:17
Player Ratings: England vs Argentina
England got their autumn off to a victorious start at Twickenham earlier today, defeating Argentina, 21-8, in a resilient but rust…
Alex Shaw
11 Nov 2017, 13:09
Scotland edge Samoa in thriller
Scotland enjoyed the better of a thrilling Test with Samoa at Murrayfield as Gregor Townsend's side recorded a 44-38 win.
Alex Fisher
11 Nov 2017, 12:24
Match Preview - Wales v Australia
This week marks the New Zealander's tenth anniversary as Wales coach and Gatland would love nothing more than for his side to halt…
Online Editors
11 Nov 2017, 7:22
"We can win a World Cup" - Hartley
Eddie Jones has revitalised England's form since 2015, but Dylan Hartley says they need to keep improving.
Alex Fisher
11 Nov 2017, 5:03
French and at least one Premiership club pursuing O'Mahony - BOD
British and Irish Lions backrow Peter O'Mahony is said to be the target of a number of clubs in France, and at least one Aviva Pre…
Ian Cameron
11 Nov 2017, 4:59
McBryde wants Wales to be clinical against in-form Wallabies
The Wallabies will be looking to make it 13 straight wins over Wales at the Principality Stadium, but the Welsh are optimistic.
Rob Lancaster
10 Nov 2017, 22:01
Maori All Blacks upset in Bordeaux
An unfancied French Barbarians outfit has taken down the Maori All Blacks in Bordeaux today, triumphing 19-15 in a scrappy game.
Online Editors
10 Nov 2017, 17:31
1014 Podcast: November Tests 2017 - Preview
The 1014 examine the relevance of the 2017 November Tests in the build-up to RWC 2017.
10 Nov 2017, 16:57
Analysis: Why Aaron Smith is so important to the All Blacks
With nearly half of all All Black tries this season coming from phase-play, one man is at the heart of driving this statistic.
Ben Smith
10 Nov 2017, 13:12
EXCLUSIVE: Change rule or continue to watch Argentinian rugby decline - Bosch
Marcelo Bosch helped Argentina reach the 2015 World Cup semi-finals but fears the Pumas will not make a similar impact in Japan un…
Chris Jones
10 Nov 2017, 10:57
Rising Star - In Ollie Lawrence, Worcester may have found England's next Manu Tualagi
It’s fair to say things aren’t looking too pretty for Worcester Warriors right now.
Alex Shaw
10 Nov 2017, 9:45
The Breakdown: A statistical look at Saturday's rugby internationals
We take a look at the stats behind the weekend's international rugby action, with New Zealand, England, Wales and Australia all in…
Jack Davies
10 Nov 2017, 9:38
Watch: The statistical targets England aim to achieve against the Pumas
A fascinating insight into how England's chances of winning break down, defining the nuts and bolts of an English victory.
Online Editors
10 Nov 2017, 6:55
Video Analysis: Rugby's 6 Principles of Play demonstrated
Video analyst and rugby coach Liam Dunseath takes a look how Rugby's Principles of Play were demonstrated in last weekend's Barbar…
Liam Dunseath
10 Nov 2017, 5:05
Farrell and Itoje unimpressed with England omission
England head coach Eddie Jones said "it's like being a horse trainer" deciding whether his players are in the right condition to p…
Peter Thompson
10 Nov 2017, 4:34
Ronan O'Gara set for surprise move to New Zealand - Report
Reports in the Irish media this morning suggest that Ronan O'Gara is set for a surprise move to New Zealand where he will take up…
Fred Culazzo
10 Nov 2017, 4:00
Coetzee defiant as 'Beast' mode costs Kitshoff
Steven Kitshoff has been forced to make way for the returning Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira, but South Africa's coach is happy with his…
Iain Strachan
09 Nov 2017, 21:47
Watch: All Black prop - 'The doc thought I wouldn't play again'
'In our careers we get a lot of negativity and it's part of our lives to prove people wrong.'
Online Editors
09 Nov 2017, 17:07
Pumas coach calls out Jones - 'Perhaps some things Eddie says are not true'
England coach Eddie Jones has attempted to put the heat on Argentina, but Daniel Hourcade insists the Pumas are unaffected.
Iain Strachan
09 Nov 2017, 16:20
Video - Going on these comments, Marler and Yarde weren't best mates
England loosehead Joe Marler has revealed that he didn't speak to teammate Marland Yarde for the 18 months preceding his exit from…
Rugby Pod
09 Nov 2017, 15:53
Scans reveal Tom Curry to miss significantly more than the Argentina match
A wrist injury has ruled Tom Curry out of England's Test against Argentina, leading head coach Eddie Jones to recall Sam Simmonds.
Iain Strachan
09 Nov 2017, 14:23
Named: Aki to make Ireland bow against Springboks
Bundee Aki will make his Test debut for Ireland against the Springboks after recently qualifying to play for Joe Schmidt's men.
Peter Thompson
09 Nov 2017, 14:20
Named: France bring back battering ram Bastareaud
Mathieu Bastareaud has not been seen in a France shirt since the World Cup, but will be up against the world champions this weeken…
Peter Thompson
09 Nov 2017, 14:14
Named: Wallabies side to play Wales
Samu Kerevi will start for Australia at centre against Wales ahead of Karmichael Hunt as Michael Cheika keeps faith with the incum…
Iain Strachan
09 Nov 2017, 14:04
Ireland to field one of their heaviest back-lines ever against South Africa
Ireland has named one of its heaviest backlines in recent memory, fielding a back-line with an average weight of 98.8kg.
Online Editors
09 Nov 2017, 11:01
BREAKING: Leicester Tigers sign 78 cap heavyweight Wallaby frontrower
Leicester Tigers have completed the signing of Australia international hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau on a two-and-a-half year contract,…
09 Nov 2017, 10:55
BREAKING: World Rugby are stepping in on the Samoa crisis
The insolvent Samoa Rugby Union has been boosted by additional funding from the world governing body.
Peter Thompson
09 Nov 2017, 9:11
Wales trio to make home debuts against Wallabies
Warren Gatland said he has picked a squad that is "packed with talent and on form" for the Test against the Wallabies in Cardiff.
Peter Thompson
09 Nov 2017, 7:34
Video - Stuart Hogg breaks down in tears on camera in wake of Lions exit
The latest British and Irish documentary release features Stuart Hogg coming to terms with his early exit from the Lions tour, aft…
09 Nov 2017, 7:01
England team to face Argentina
Eddie Jones has named his side to face Argentina in England’s opening game of the Old Mutual Wealth Series.
Online Editors
09 Nov 2017, 5:07
Named: All Black team to play France
Skipper and regular midfield return for All Blacks against France.
Online Editors
09 Nov 2017, 0:05
All Blacks skipper begrudgingly splits Paris dinner bill
Scotty and Mils discuss the upcoming France test, and get a double dose of All Blacks on the phone - Colin Slade calls in from Pau…
08 Nov 2017, 20:25
Scotty Stevenson: Samoan Rugby Union disrespects the players and the game
The Samoan Rugby Union needs a hand up, not a hand out. It also needs a complete administrative overhaul.
Scotty Stevenson
08 Nov 2017, 20:19
Appeal launched for Samoan players
With the Manu Samoa team currently on tour in the UK, Pacific Rugby Players Welfare has launched an appeal to ensure the players a…
Jamie Wall
08 Nov 2017, 18:19
Gosper defends Rugby World Cup bid process
Ireland and France were critical of the review process for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, but World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper defended the…
Peter Hanson
08 Nov 2017, 17:45
Should the Queensland Reds re-sign Karmichael Hunt?
At 30 years old, Hunt’s career is in the twilight stages after stints in the NRL, AFL, and Super Rugby - but should the Reds thi…
Ben Smith
08 Nov 2017, 17:19
Tuilagi visits witch doctor, rids himself of 'spirit wives'
'There are male spirits too, but the witch doctor said I was too handsome!'
Christopher Devine
08 Nov 2017, 17:13
Samoa Rugby Union declared bankrupt
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi issued a plea for funds to keep the governing body in business.
Peter Thompson
08 Nov 2017, 11:56
Sam Burgess calls out Rob Andrew over World Cup criticism
Rob Andrew's suggestion that selecting Sam Burgess for the Rugby World Cup was a mistake has led to a rebuttal.
Peter Hanson
08 Nov 2017, 11:44
IRFU letter attacks 3 flaws in South Africa's RWC bid...including the country's 'junk' credit rating
The head of the Irish Rugby, IRFU CEO Phillip Browne has written to World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper outlining what he sees as serious…
Ian Cameron
08 Nov 2017, 9:41
London Irish player 'remaining positive' in wake of cancer diagnosis
Squad members and staff at London Irish are rallying behind first team player Darren Dawidiuk who is receiving treatment for testi…
08 Nov 2017, 6:11
Eddie Jones takes Daly May gamble
England coach Eddie Jones has retained Elliot Daly and Jonny May for the contest against Argentina despite fitness concerns over t…
Peter Hanson
07 Nov 2017, 22:14
Analysis: How the Wallabies 'fake maul' set up Speight's try
It will be tougher to find & isolate weak defenders like they did on this set piece lineout move, but this play illustrated the Wa…
Ben Smith
07 Nov 2017, 20:40
Ego of French clubs a detriment to national team
Scotty and Mils discuss the upcoming France test, and get a double dose of All Blacks on the phone - Colin Slade calls in from Pau…
07 Nov 2017, 18:03
5 talking points ahead of the Wallabies' trip to Europe
There will be sterner tests ahead as they head over to Europe to end their season, but some of the performances will have given Mi…
Robert Seltzer
07 Nov 2017, 17:02
Eddie Jones retains 26 players for Argentina
England have named a squad of 26 players that can be selected for their clash with Argentina on Saturday.
Online Editors
07 Nov 2017, 15:32
Hogg gave up a certain alcoholic beverage and lost 9kg
Stuart Hogg has been one of the most consistent performers in recent six nations memory, touring New Zealand this summer with Warr…
Online Editors
07 Nov 2017, 13:50
Watch: Rico Syme breezes past defenders with ease
Schoolboy sensation Rico Syme is back again, this time breezing past defenders on the sevens circuit with his lethal speed and acc…
07 Nov 2017, 13:39
Neville to make history as first female ref in men's European fixture
History beckons for Joy Neville in the European Challenge Cup fixture between Bordeaux-Begles and Enisei-STM.
Peter Hanson
07 Nov 2017, 12:32
All Blacks call for Whitelock as Kaino cover
New Zealand have drafted in Highlanders forward Luke Whitelock for their northern hemisphere tour as cover for Jerome Kaino.
Alex Fisher
07 Nov 2017, 8:04
Du Preez wants Springboks to face 'harsh realities'
The Springboks have struggled to impose themselves in 2017, leaving Fourie du Preez hopeful hard work and honesty will prompt impr…
Iain Strachan
07 Nov 2017, 7:27
Gatland set for surprise selection at fullback
Wales don't possess the abundance of options that a Lions tour does and looks like a case of trying to fit two world-class playe…
Online Editors
07 Nov 2017, 5:36
Old Mutual International Men’s Premiership Round 6 Highlights
The game of the week in the Old Mutual International Men’s Premiership saw Bloomberg HK Scottish put on a clinic in a 68-17 win …
Online Editors
07 Nov 2017, 3:55
Wallabies attack is better than the All Blacks - Welsh coach
Ahead of this weekend's test match against Australia, Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards has claimed the Wallabies possess the be…
Online Editors
06 Nov 2017, 19:26
Japanese rugby's bizarre take on trophies
Japan has always done things a little differently, and it is no different when it comes to handing out the winners' hardware in ru…
Online Editors
06 Nov 2017, 18:27
Crockett braced for France battle
France pushed the world champions all the way last year and Wyatt Crockett is expecting another stern test on Saturday.
Peter Thompson
06 Nov 2017, 18:23
Watch: Tim Bateman shows off his fast hands
Canterbury midfielder Tim Bateman shows why is he is still thriving in Super Rugby at age 30, with these fast hands in a hand-eye …
06 Nov 2017, 16:52
EXCLUSIVE: We can beat all the sides in Championship - Madigan
Flyhalf Ian Madigan says he and his Bristol teammates should beat every team in the Championship - something he believes they shou…
Ian Cameron
06 Nov 2017, 15:49
Video - Julian Savea leads Barbarians dressing room Haka
The All Blacks may have run out winners at Twickenham on Saturday, but the Barbarians had the last laugh...or rather Haka.
06 Nov 2017, 15:24
Watch: NRL convert Semi Radradra already on Fijian radar
After only one month of rugby at French Powerhouse Toulon, NRL-convert Semi Radradra has been taking the Top 14 by storm.
Online Editors
06 Nov 2017, 14:27
Worcester Warriors release statement on potential sale of club
Worcester Warriors have released a statement in response to media reports that suggested the club's location might be changed if i…
06 Nov 2017, 12:36
Scotland draft Ross Ford injury replacement
Ross Ford has become the latest Scotland player to suffer any injury blow, prompting Gregor Townsend to call for reinforcements.
Peter Thompson
06 Nov 2017, 12:29
Springboks gets Etzebeth boost ahead of Dublin
Stand-in captain Eben Etzebeth has recovered from an ankle injury, so South Africa have a fully fit squad to face Ireland.
Peter Thompson
06 Nov 2017, 12:14
Joint England and Wales training session had 'edge'
England scrum coach Neil Hatley said the competitiveness of a training session against Wales can only help the Six Nations champio…
Peter Thompson
06 Nov 2017, 12:03
Brian O'Driscoll on what he expects from the Boks in Dublin
The Springboks struggled for consistency in the Rugby Championship but Brian O'Driscoll knows they remain dangerous opponents for …
Iain Strachan
06 Nov 2017, 10:24
Only three big wins will do for England – Andy Goode
There’s been a lot of talk about injuries, selection and even a training game against Wales but it’s time to get down to busin…
Andy Goode
06 Nov 2017, 9:41
BREAKING: Footage of England and Wales 'closed' forward session gets leaked
England and Wales forwards pack are going head to head this morning in Bristol in what's been described as an 'intense' forwards t…
Ian Cameron
06 Nov 2017, 8:04
BREAKING: Three Welsh internationals are returning to Wales
Dragons have confirmed the signing of scrum-half Rhodri Williams from Bristol Rugby.
06 Nov 2017, 6:43
Ten players to watch in the November Tests
The beginning of the autumn internationals proper are now just days away, as the southern hemisphere’s elite round off their sea…
Alex Shaw
06 Nov 2017, 6:12
England want to dominate World Cup pool mates Argentina - Youngs
Argentina have not beaten England since 2009 and Ben Youngs wants it to stay that way ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Iain Strachan
06 Nov 2017, 4:32
Kiwis carving up the north: not the best weekend results-wise
Here's some of the key Kiwi performers from another round of European action.
Jamie Wall
06 Nov 2017, 4:23
Watch: Albert Polu is too fast
Albert Polu, from St Pats Silverstream in Wellington, is a blockbusting power runner with speed for a big guy.
05 Nov 2017, 22:07
Vunipola and Tuilagi plea: Let's help out Samoa
English test players Mako Vunipola and Manu Tuilagi are appealing to team mates to help out the cash-strapped Manu Samoa by donati…
Online Editors
05 Nov 2017, 16:05
Montpellier rally to beat Clermont, Brive off the bottom
Montpellier trail leaders Lyon by only a point after storming back to beat Clermont Auvergne, while Brive saw off struggling Stade…
Peter Thompson
05 Nov 2017, 15:32
English wing stocks receive unexpected boost
Elliot Daly was among the 33 names included in Eddie Jones' squad just eight days after doing damage to his knee.
Peter Thompson
05 Nov 2017, 15:16
Video - Tongan Thor shows the 'skills of a flyhalf' in NRC semi-final display
Bond University Queensland Country defeated Fijian Drua 57-21 to book their spot in the 2017 National Rugby Championship grand fin…
05 Nov 2017, 9:19
All Blacks to assess Kaino's knee sprain
Jerome Kaine sustained a knee sprain against the Barbarians and New Zealand will check on his progress ahead of a trip to France.
Peter Hanson
05 Nov 2017, 8:12
Referee Owens 'wasn't focused', Hansen claims
A carnival atmosphere between the All Blacks and Barbarians encouraged a relaxed approach from referee Nigel Owens, Steve Hansen h…
Iain Strachan
04 Nov 2017, 18:58
La Rochelle win at Top 14 leaders Lyon
Lyon lost for the first time in six Top 14 matches as La Rochelle won away from home to close the gap on the leaders.
Iain Strachan
04 Nov 2017, 18:49
Ulster extend Kings' drought, Tovey leads Edinburgh past Ospreys
Ulster roared back from 22-10 down at half-time to beat Southern Kings in Pro14, as Edinburgh dispatched Ospreys with ease.
Iain Strachan
04 Nov 2017, 18:31
Deans slams England's Barbarians snub: 'an opportunity missed'
No England players chose to line up for the Barbarians against New Zealand and Robbie Deans claims they may come to regret that de…
Iain Strachan
04 Nov 2017, 18:25
Leave your brother alone - Mama Savea laid down the law before All Blacks-Barbarians
The highest power in the land tells the Savea brothers to look after each other when they faced off for the Barbarians and All Bla…
Iain Strachan
04 Nov 2017, 18:19
World Rugby release statement following Laporte's explosive criticism
World Rugby have released a statement in response to comments by Bernard Laporte on behalf of the Fédération Française de Rugby…
Ian Cameron
04 Nov 2017, 14:23
All Blacks claim victory, but Barbarians win hearts at Twickenham
It was a case of just playing the bad guy again for the All Blacks against the Barbarians, as they ran out 31-22 winners
Online Editors
04 Nov 2017, 13:33
Hodge 'fantastic' at fly-half, says Cheika
Reece Hodge impressed in his first outing at fly-half for Australia. "I was very happy with his game," said Wallabies coach Michae…
Christopher Devine
04 Nov 2017, 13:18
Watch: Maori All Blacks massacre Canada in Vancouver
The Maori scored seven tries to none in the one-sided affair.
Online Editors
04 Nov 2017, 7:56
Irish PM takes unprecedented swipe at South Africa's RWC2023 bid
Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has taken an unprecedented swipe at South Africa 2023 Rugby World Cup bid.
Ian Cameron
04 Nov 2017, 7:06
Wallabies score 63 points in historic win over Japan
The Wallabies – missing a trio of stars – scored nine tries to three in the first meeting between the two teams in Japan.
Sacha Pisani
04 Nov 2017, 6:05
Watch: Try of the season contender in Pro14
How good is this from Glasgow's Niko Matawalu?
Online Editors
03 Nov 2017, 19:33
Matawalu sparkles as Warriors stay perfect, Munster and Scarlets win
Glasgow Warriors will take some stopping in the Pro14 after they made it eight wins out of eight at Leinster's expense.
Peter Thompson
03 Nov 2017, 18:43
Watch: RugbyPass Pre Game - England vs. Barbarians
Andy Goode speaks to Steve Backshall who has brought along some dangerous animals to Barbarians training.
Online Editors
03 Nov 2017, 14:43
Melbourne Rebels sign brother pairing
The duo will link up with a familiar face in Victoria – coach David Wessels having swapped the Force for the Rebels in September…
Tom Webber
03 Nov 2017, 10:01
Dragons sign Welsh rugby league starlet
Dragons have strengthened their options in the midfield with the signing of a young rugby league player.
Online Editors
03 Nov 2017, 6:09
Named: Barbarian side to face All Blacks
Everyone's favourite invitational side, Barbarian FC, have named their side to take on the All Blacks at Twickenham this weekend.
Online Editors
02 Nov 2017, 22:43
Why an All Black loss this weekend would actually be a pretty good result for NZ rugby
If you’re ever going to find a time when New Zealanders will be alright with an All Black loss, this weekend will be it.
Jamie Wall
02 Nov 2017, 20:52
Going on these comments, Eddie Jones is not impressed with Marland Yarde
Marland Yarde may not be in the right frame of mind to play for England following his move from Harlequins to Sale Sharks.
Jack Davies
02 Nov 2017, 16:27
Video - Julian Savea responds to claim Jim Hamilton ran him over
As the Barbarians limber up for their clash with the All Blacks at the weekend, RugbyPass's Jim Hamilton turned up at the training…
02 Nov 2017, 12:26
Armand expected England omission
Exeter back rower Don Armand says he expected to be left out of Eddie Jones’ England squad for the autumn internationals, despit…
Tim Groves
02 Nov 2017, 8:34
Schmidt explains why Zebo was dumped
Joe Schmidt said Ireland have not adopted a policy of snubbing overseas players, but would prefer they stay in their homeland.
Peter Thompson
02 Nov 2017, 8:23
All Blacks to start World Cup defence against old nemesis
South Africa will be hoping to catch the All Blacks cold when they lock horns in their World Cup opener in Japan.
Peter Thompson
02 Nov 2017, 7:20
All Blacks name team for the Barbarians
All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett returns as skipper for the world champions when they take on the Barbarians.
Peter Thompson
02 Nov 2017, 6:09
Cotter snub left me wanting Scotland to lose – Jim Hamilton
Former Scotland second row Jim Hamilton has revealed that Vern Cotter spoke to him "like a dog" and misled him when dropping him f…
Tim Groves
02 Nov 2017, 5:57
RWC 2019 Schedule: Winners and Losers
It may seem like a small thing, but the scheduling of fixtures at the Rugby World Cup can be the difference between qualifying for…
Alex Shaw
02 Nov 2017, 5:55
Star Wallabies trio to miss historic Japan clash
Australia and Japan are set to go head-to-head on Japanese soil for the first time but the Wallabies will be without a star trio.
Sacha Pisani
02 Nov 2017, 5:26
Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures announced
Live coverage of RWC 2019 Match Schedule announcement from Tokyo, Japan
Online Editors
02 Nov 2017, 2:36
Luke McAlister set for mid-season Toulon exit - reports
With Clermont's interest in 30-cap All Black McAlister as cover for the injured Camile Lopez said to be cooling, Top 14 basement s…
James Harrington
01 Nov 2017, 22:11
The 1014: Why England are favourites to win 2019 World Cup
Over the past two years there have been many claims that England are back to their best. After winning consecutive Six Nations tit…
Tom Parker
01 Nov 2017, 22:10
Watch: Second generation stars on the rise in Super Rugby
We’ve officially reached the stage of Super Rugby where we can get used to the sons of former players regularly popping up.
Jamie Wall
01 Nov 2017, 22:09
Barbarians v NZ a glorified All Blacks trial
On this week's episode of The Short Ball, Scotty & Mils discuss the unusually large number if kiwis selected by kiwis to represent…
01 Nov 2017, 20:26
King Carlos is coming back for the Blues
Is this the spark the Blues need to return them to former glory?
Online Editors
01 Nov 2017, 17:08
May adds to England's wing woes ahead of Pumas Test
Jonny May looks likely to miss England's first November international against Argentina due to a hamstring strain.
Harry West
01 Nov 2017, 16:01
Wasps have signed one of the world's most remarkable players
Wasps have signed 28-year-old Australian hooker Nathan Charles on a three-month contract as injury cover.
01 Nov 2017, 11:10
CONFIRMED: Pro14 release details of 2018 'Judgement Day'
Judgement Day, the sixth annual regional double-header at Principality Stadium, has been confirmed for the afternoon of Saturday 2…
01 Nov 2017, 10:56
Video - Aaron Smith asked what it's like to face Savea - his answer is gold
Savea finds himself in the unusual position of lining out against the All Blacks this weekend. Aaron Smith talks about what it wil…
01 Nov 2017, 8:07
Video - Joe Marler reacts to not getting picked for first Lions Test
The latest British and Irish Lions video features serial humourist, Joe Marler.
01 Nov 2017, 7:28
Wales bring in perfect replacement for Tyler Morgan
Tyler Morgan's ankle injury has seen Scott Williams called up by Wales coach Warren Gatland after initially being snubbed.
Peter Thompson
01 Nov 2017, 7:18
Sale finally put Yarde rumours to bed
The 25-year-old flyer was dropped by Quins for their recent European Champions Cup trip to Wasps due to an "internal disciplinary …
Peter Thompson
01 Nov 2017, 5:28
Watch: Australia's latest stepping prodigy Jangala Bennet
Meet Australia's newest schoolboy sensation, Jangala Bennet, the latest prodigy turning heads in Queensland's GPS system for rugby…
Online Editors
01 Nov 2017, 1:44
Named: Kiwi squads for Super Rugby 2018
The All Blacks have five games left in 2017, but that hasn't stopped the New Zealand teams getting themselves geared up for next y…
Online Editors
01 Nov 2017, 0:59
South Africa unanimously recommended to host 2023 Rugby World Cup
Bill Beaumont says South Africa's Rugby World Cup bid was "a clear leader based on performance against the key criteria".
Peter Thompson
01 Nov 2017, 0:55
Watch: the Asian club 7s tournament where Jonah Lomu made his international debut
Bet you didn't know that before the late Jonah Lomu stormed onto the world rugby scene at the Hong Kong Sevens, he actually made h…
Richard North
31 Oct 2017, 23:18
Defending champs name strong squad for 2018
Defending Super Rugby champions the Crusaders have named seven new caps, including the son of a former captain and coach, among a …
Richard North
31 Oct 2017, 21:41
Corey Flynn reveals secret to Canterbury success
NZ rugby stalwart Corey Flynn joins Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina on The Short Ball where discussion centres around the secret …
31 Oct 2017, 20:59
Mike Delany Is Doing What?
When Mike Delany, a 35-year old, greying first five from the Bay of Plenty, took a call earlier this year from Crusaders coach Sco…
Scotty Stevenson
31 Oct 2017, 18:37
Wales can win World Cup - Gatland
Warren Gatland wants to see out his Wales contract and feels it is possible he could leave in 2019 as a world champion.
Tom Webber
31 Oct 2017, 14:05
EXCLUSIVE: Leicester Tigers snap up top rugby scout
Having made an encouraging start to the Premiership season, Leicester Tigers have moved to bolster their off-field staff with the …
Alex Shaw
31 Oct 2017, 14:01
Botha gets Springbok call after Du Preez injury
Jean-Luc du Preez fractured his ankle in the Currie Cup final and has been replaced in the South Africa squad by Ruan Botha.
Tom Webber
31 Oct 2017, 11:16
South Africa wins official endorsement host Rugby World Cup 2023
While the actual prize of hosting the ‘Rugby World Cup 2023’ will be awarded on the 15th November, today offers an objective i…
Fred Culazzo
31 Oct 2017, 7:12
Watch: Three red cards in Racing 92 Top 14 clash
Racing 92 beat Bordeaux 29-13 on Saturday, despite finishing the game with just 12 men.
Online Editors
31 Oct 2017, 6:26
Wasps confirm the extent of Daly and Mullan injuries
Elliot Daly faces two to three weeks of rehab due to an MCL tear, while Wasps and England team-mate Matt Mullan will not play agai…
Christopher Devine
30 Oct 2017, 21:32
Rokoduguni replaces injured Daly in England squad
Elliot Daly's knee injury has opened the door for Semesa Rokoduguni to return to the England set-up, but Charlie Ewels is facing a…
Tom Webber
30 Oct 2017, 21:02
Update - Rokoduguni might finally be getting his England chance
Bath winger Semesa Rokoduguni has been called up into the England squad and will fly to Faro, Portugal this afternoon.
30 Oct 2017, 13:42
Wasps sign Springbok as cover
Stormers and Western Province loose forward Nizaam Carr has joined Wasps on a three-month contract.
Iain Strachan
30 Oct 2017, 12:20
Bath Will Rue Round 7 In Final Reckoning
We might be just a third of the way through the Premiership season but we’ll look back at this weekend as a pivotal one in May w…
Andy Goode
30 Oct 2017, 10:40
The full story on Marland Yarde's expected Sale move
The rugby rumour mill has been on overdrive this past weekend, as stories emerged that Harlequins wing Marland Yarde is set to joi…
Alex Shaw
30 Oct 2017, 4:03
USRC Tigers pull off a stunning comeback in HKRU Premiership
The Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers pulled off a stunning comeback to defeat Bloomberg HK Scottish in the Old Mutual International Men…
Online Editors
30 Oct 2017, 2:20
On This Day: Sam Burgess is unveiled at Bath
Oh, what could have been. On this day three years ago, Bath unveiled the next big hope of English rugby union, former league super…
Dan Johansson
30 Oct 2017, 1:52
Kiwis carving up the north - blasts from the past
European action returned to the domestic scene over the weekend, with the European Cup taking a break for the Aviva Premiership, T…
Online Editors
30 Oct 2017, 0:19
The 1014 Podcast - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
We explore the history, world rankings and expectations for the teams in Pool A of #RWC2019.
29 Oct 2017, 21:44
The All Black winger use-by date
Julian Savea probably woke up to the news that he’d apparently signed a deal with Harlequins this morning with the same reaction…
Jamie Wall
29 Oct 2017, 20:49
Bales key to La Rochelle victory over Toulouse
La Rochelle saw off Toulouse - with Alexis Bales central - while Castres beat Agen in the Top 14 on Sunday.
Ben Spratt
29 Oct 2017, 16:44
Gloucester snatch valuable victory in breathless finish at Bath
Ed Slater and Owen Williams combined to clinch the win for Gloucester at Bath, while Newcastle Falcons were well beaten by Leicest…
Jack Davies
29 Oct 2017, 16:20
Julian Savea's wife takes to Twitter over Harlequins rumours
The wife of All Black winger Julian Savea has taken to Twitter to shutdown rumours that her husband is going to sign for an Englis…
29 Oct 2017, 14:55
Injury claims two more England stars from Eddie Jones' squad
Injuries sustained in Wasps' Premiership clash with Northampton Saints yesterday have knocked two England players out of Eddie Jon…
Ian Cameron
29 Oct 2017, 11:32
Howley 'seeking advice' over Byrne bullying allegations
Wales back coach Rob Howley says he is 'seeking advice' in relation to bullying accusations made by former Wales fullback Lee Byrn…
Ian Cameron
29 Oct 2017, 11:08
Uncapped quartet named in Springboks squad
Warrick Gelant, Lukhanyo Am, Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder will be hoping to make their Springboks debuts in the northern hemis…
Peter Thompson
29 Oct 2017, 10:11
Howley to leave Wales role after what will be 11 years
Coaching in the Premiership or France is on Rob Howley's "bucket list" as he plans to leave his Wales role after the 2019 World Cu…
Peter Thompson
29 Oct 2017, 7:50
BREAKING: Rumours mounting that Julian Savea has signed with Premiership club
Rumours are circulating that All Black winger Julian Savea has signed for a Premiership side.
Ian Cameron
29 Oct 2017, 7:11
Two uncapped players in Wallabies November Test squad
Blake Enever and Matt Philip were named in the Wallabies' squad for their tour of United Kingdom and Japan clash.
Dejan Kalinic
29 Oct 2017, 6:42
Death, taxes and a Canterbury win in the Mitre 10 Cup
The unpredictability of one final versus the utter predictability of the other in the Mitre 10 Cup finals weekend.
Jamie Wall
29 Oct 2017, 0:29
Watch: the newest potential league convert to the All Blacks
There's another league player on the All Blacks' shopping list.
Online Editors
28 Oct 2017, 19:33
Scarlets back on track, McGrath double sees Leinster leapfrog Ulster
Leinster and the Scarlets maintained their impressive Pro14 form on Saturday, the latter bouncing back from some poor European res…
Christopher Devine
28 Oct 2017, 19:07
Three red cards and two yellows in Top 14 clash
The ref dealt a full house in this French clash.
Christopher Devine
28 Oct 2017, 19:00
Wasps' revival gathers pace, Sarries return to Premiership summit
There were Premiership wins for Wasps, Saracens and Harlequins on Saturday, even though the latter conceded six tries to Worcester…
Christopher Devine
28 Oct 2017, 14:53
Province fight back to win Currie Cup
Western Province scored 23 unanswered points to win the Currie Cup for a 34th time in Durban, scoring two tries in each half.
Peter Thompson
28 Oct 2017, 14:39
Video - Baabaa's coach Alan Jones has given another explosive rant
Former Wallabies coach Alan Jones - famous for a rant about the malaise in Australian rugby - has gone on another rant.
28 Oct 2017, 10:45
Record-breaking Mo'unga inspires Canterbury to Mitre 10 Cup glory
Richie Mo'unga produced another virtuoso performance as Canterbury won the Mitre 10 Cup for a ninth time.
Peter Thompson
28 Oct 2017, 8:39
Highlights: Canterbury secure Premiership title
The 35-13 demolition of the Tasman Makos secured Canterbury their ninth title in 10 years and their 14th overall.
Online Editors
28 Oct 2017, 7:42
Wallabies survive scare to beat Barbarians
Australia were down 21-5 and 21-12 at half-time but fought back to deny the Barbarians in Sydney.
Sacha Pisani
28 Oct 2017, 2:50
Warriors stay perfect in Pro14 as Connacht and Ospreys prevail
The Ospreys and Connacht claimed much-needed Pro14 victories as Glasgow Warriors made it seven wins from seven with a routine home…
Christopher Devine
27 Oct 2017, 23:50
Chiefs scrap past Sale to hit Premiership summit
There was more good news for followers of Exeter Chiefs on Friday as the Premiership champions edged out Sale Sharks to go top of …
Christopher Devine
27 Oct 2017, 17:21
Wellington and BOP go at over point a minute - for 100 minutes
Watch as the defensive playbook goes out the window in Wellington.
Online Editors
27 Oct 2017, 17:11
Marland Yarde leaves Harlequins in shock mid-season exit
According to BT Sport reports Marland Yarde has just left Harlequins, after a week where he was dropped for disciplinary reasons.
Peteso Cannon
27 Oct 2017, 15:02
Watch: Japanese rugby to boost Currie Cup
A recent decision by Japanese rugby to put a strong focus on the development of its national team for the 2019 World Cup, looks …
Online Editors
27 Oct 2017, 14:14
Marler not out of Autumn series yet
An independent disciplinary committee has upheld Harlequins' appeal to change the dates of Joe Marler's suspension.
Alex Fisher
27 Oct 2017, 6:08
The astonishing sum about to be invested in English rugby
The aim is to win the men's World Cup in 2019 and the Women's World Cup just two years later.
Peteso Cannon
27 Oct 2017, 5:16
Scarlets release statement on the future of Pivac
Pivac joined the Scarlets ahead of the 2014-15 season taking over the title role following Simon Easterby's departure from the reg…
Online Editors
27 Oct 2017, 4:25
Tour places still up for grabs - Cheika
Australia's new faces still have the chance to earn a place in the Wallabies touring party, says coach Michael Cheika.
Alex Fisher
27 Oct 2017, 4:09
Listen: 'England would beat the All Blacks'
Rugby Pass's Jim Hamilton has made a bold claim heading into the November international period, saying that England currently woul…
Online Editors
26 Oct 2017, 22:43
The definitive history of dead rubbers with Fox Sports commentator Greg 'Marto' Martin
Jaybor Staunton, our man on the ground in The Lucky Country was out and about in Brisbane last weekend to capture the mood ahead o…
Jaybor Staunton
26 Oct 2017, 22:13
Mitre10 Cup Championship tougher than Premiership
Here's why Scotty Stevenson thinks the Mitre 10 Cup Championship is tougher then the Premiership.
26 Oct 2017, 21:26
The Short Ball with Scotty & Mils - Mitre 10 Finals
This week on the podcast its all about the Mitre 10 Cup finals. Scotty and Mils chat to Wellington Lions coach Chris Gibbes about …
26 Oct 2017, 20:35
Perenara commits long-term future to All Blacks and Hurricanes
Having already earned 39 Test caps at the age of 25, TJ Perenara has signed a new four-year deal and will remain at the Hurricanes…
Christopher Devine
26 Oct 2017, 16:18
Watch: Irish rugby plans to import even more foreign players
With the likely additions of Bundee Aki and Tyler Bleyendaal, the Irish could easily line out this time next year with more backs …
James Flaus
26 Oct 2017, 14:36
Two of Clermont's biggest stars are leaving the club
Duo will join Raphael Chaume and the retiring Aurelien Rougerie in leaving the club at the end of the season - amid fears Noa Naka…
James Harrington
26 Oct 2017, 11:28
BREAKING: Bundee Aki among four uncapped players in Ireland squad
The Ireland coaching group has named a 38 player squad that includes four uncapped players for the Guinness Series 2017 which sees…
26 Oct 2017, 9:44
Malakai Fekitoa passes his first trial by media at Toulon
Malakai Fekitoa survives his first grilling by the French press as a Toulon player unscathed
James Harrington
26 Oct 2017, 9:09
Folau will face Barbarians in a new position
Israel Folau has been moved to the wing for his final Australia appearance of 2017, with Karmichael Hunt to start at full-back.
Tom Webber
26 Oct 2017, 7:58
Eddie Jones details menial tasks for new boys Smith and Mercer
Marcus Smith and Zach Mercer will be apprentices with England's squad to face Argentina and Eddie Jones joked they will be making …
Tom Webber
26 Oct 2017, 7:43
The Goode, the Bad & the Ugly
Ian Mckinley, the Wallabies, Ben Whitehouse, cocaine & broken legs - The Rugby Pod's Andy Goode & Jim Hamilton wrap up all that's …
Rugby Pod
26 Oct 2017, 6:41
A look at Eddie Jone's potential starting XV for Argentina
England head coach Eddie Jones named his 34-man squad for the November Tests earlier today, but surprises were few and far between…
Alex Shaw
26 Oct 2017, 6:03
One Lion omitted from English squad announcement
Eddie Jones has named his England squad to begin their preparations for the opening match of the Old Mutual Wealth Series against …
Online Editors
26 Oct 2017, 4:45
No such thing as a dead rubber for Wallabies
There's no telling the Aussies that ANY Bledisloe Cup test is a dead rubber. For Wallaby fans, there's no such thing - just a burn…
Jaybor Staunton
26 Oct 2017, 3:48
Wallabies prop Robertson re-signs with ARU and Waratahs
Tom Robertson's renewal is for a further three years, tying him down to the ARU and Super Rugby's the Waratahs until 2020.
Sacha Pisani
25 Oct 2017, 22:28
France name squad ahead of November Tests
France coach Guy Noves has welcomed Mathieu Bastareaud back into the national team after two years out of the side.
Alex Fisher
25 Oct 2017, 12:02
England prop Joe Marler receives ban
The Harlequins prop, Joe Marler, has been suspended for three weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London on Wed…
25 Oct 2017, 11:35
Mallinder issues statement in wake of Dylan Hartley's citing decision
Northampton Saints have issued the following statement in response to the outcome of Dylan Hartley's citing.
25 Oct 2017, 11:25
Saracens lock in another key player with 2020 deal
Saracens have announced that Ben Spencer is the latest player to commit his future to the club, with the 25-year old scrum-half si…
25 Oct 2017, 8:19
Watch as 'Siri' interrupts a Lions team meeting
The British and Irish Lions have released a clip from their upcoming Lions documentary and it's pure gold.
25 Oct 2017, 6:30
Rising England star Harry Mallinder signs 2020 deal
Northampton Saints may be having an up and down season, but one of their biggest homegrown talents is backing his side.
25 Oct 2017, 5:57
Unstoppable Power: Alex Fidow and Asafo Aumua
Young front rowers Alex Fidow and Asafo Aumua have been terrorising opposition teams so far in the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup season and …
Dan Thomson
25 Oct 2017, 3:47
Live Now: John Kirwan and Ric Salizzo Analyse the ABs Squad for Europe
Richard North
25 Oct 2017, 2:39
Gatland hints at solution to Rhys Webb saga
Rhys Webb is a prominent victim of the Welsh Rugby Union's new selection policy, although Warren Gatland hopes a compromise can be…
Iain Strachan
25 Oct 2017, 0:40
Watch: National spotlight awaits enigmatic Rongotai Sevens team
"I liken Rongotai College rugby to a volcano - it just bubbles away and then erupts."
25 Oct 2017, 0:34
Watch: What you need to know about the four new All Blacks
Here's a few more facts about the players about to pull on the black jersey for the first time.
Jamie Wall
25 Oct 2017, 0:10
HKCC claim first win of the season
The Old Mutual International Men’s Premiership clubs picked up where they left off with another weekend of exciting close-run af…
24 Oct 2017, 21:59
Watch: The astonishing meteoric rise of Sam Cross
It hasn't been a bad few days for 25-year old Sam Cross who made his debut for the Ospreys on Saturday night, scored a try in the …
Peteso Cannon
24 Oct 2017, 15:24
10 uncapped players named in Scottish squad
There could be several new faces in the Scotland team for next month's matches against Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.
Iain Strachan
24 Oct 2017, 12:46
Magnus Bradbury stripped of Edinburgh club captaincy
Edinburgh's Magnus Bradbury has been stripped of the club captaincy it has emerged.
24 Oct 2017, 10:45
Simon Zebo's new club and eye watering wages revealed
When you see the figures laid out in black in white it is hard to do anything other than agree with Simon Zebo's decision to leave…
Online Editors
24 Oct 2017, 8:51
Watch: The reviews are in for Rugby 18
The game came out today in the USA and will launch in Europe on Friday the 27th of October.
Online Editors
24 Oct 2017, 8:04
Gatland sends message to big name omissions
Warren Gatland included five uncapped players and made some high-profile omissions in his 36-man Wales squad for their upcoming Te…
Tom Webber
24 Oct 2017, 7:34
Josh Van Der Flier is latest Irish casualty
Joe Schmidt will name his squad for the upcoming Autumm internationals later this week but will be without Josh Van Der Flier.
Online Editors
24 Oct 2017, 7:21
Ireland great O'Callaghan to retire
Donncha O'Callaghan set to bring a professional career that has spanned 19 years to an end.
Tom Webber
24 Oct 2017, 5:57
Exclusive: Southern Hemisphere looks set to compete in Anglo-Welsh Cup
Following on from our exclusive earlier this month that the South African Rugby Union (SARU) were in advanced talks to create two …
Alex Shaw
24 Oct 2017, 5:36
England trio Hartley, Hughes and Marler face bans
Indiscipline at club level from Dylan Hartley, Nathan Hughes and Joe Marler could leave England depleted for the November internat…
Iain Strachan
24 Oct 2017, 2:53
Marty & Jamie review Bledisloe III
Radio Sport NZ's Martin Devlin and Rugby Pass's Jamie Wall break down the mood of the NZ public following the All Blacks' shock lo…
Jamie Wall
23 Oct 2017, 23:21
The 1014 Rugby - Bledisloe 3: Wallabies v All Blacks - REVIEW
The Wallabies beat the All Blacks in Brisbane. Who shone for both teams? Is this a new dawn for Australian rugby?
23 Oct 2017, 17:08
English trio cited and could face bans
English captain Dylan Hartley and two other English forwards have been cited following this weekend's European action.
Online Editors
23 Oct 2017, 14:55
Watch: World Rugby's 'Breakthrough of the Year' nominees
The first batch of nominees have been revealed for the 2017 World Rugby Awards, taking place in Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo …
Online Editors
23 Oct 2017, 14:11
BREAKING: Simon Zebo is leaving Munster
Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed that Simon Zebo will depart the province at the end of the current season.
Online Editors
23 Oct 2017, 12:12
Ringrose blow for Ireland ahead of November tests
Hopes of Garry Ringrose making a speedy return from injury to feature in Ireland's November internationals appear to have faded.
Christopher Devine
23 Oct 2017, 9:06
Eddie can’t ignore Chiefs stars as they hit new heights
There were some terrific performances in the Champions Cup second round this weekend but Exeter’s win in Montpellier tops the lo…
Andy Goode
23 Oct 2017, 8:46
Folau reveals he and Pocock spoke on same-sex vote differences
David Pocock and Israel Folau have different views on Australia's same-sex marriage referendum, but the Wallabies pair have not fa…
Matthew Scott
23 Oct 2017, 6:30
Kiwis carving up the north: Champions Cup round two
While the All Blacks may have gone down to the Wallabies over the weekend, New Zealanders still had a few reasons to smile after a…
Online Editors
22 Oct 2017, 20:39
Named: New faces in All Black squad
Steve Hansen has given the opportunity for some promising players to show their wares on the international stage.
Online Editors
22 Oct 2017, 18:00
Armand double leads Exeter past Montpellier as La Rochelle win big
Montpellier gave up the lead at home as Don Armand crossed twice to secure an important Champions Cup victory for Exeter.
Iain Strachan
22 Oct 2017, 15:53
Champions Cup XV of Round 2
From Exeter’s historic 27-24 victory over Montpellier in the south of France to Munster’s tight, ferocious and emotionally-cha…
Alex Shaw
22 Oct 2017, 15:26
Ospreys' Baldwin Tweets gruesome lion bite injury pic
Scott Baldwin was back in action on Saturday and the Ospreys man has now revealed just how much damage was done by a Lion bite las…
Iain Strachan
22 Oct 2017, 11:58
BREAKING: New routine could massively reduce injuries in rugby
A new exercise programme, performed by rugby players before training and pre-match, could dramatically reduce injuries in the spo…
22 Oct 2017, 5:15
Folau won't be on November tour
Israel Folau will play no part in Australia's November Internationals as Michael Cheika attempts to keep his star full-back fresh.
Matthew Scott
22 Oct 2017, 5:03
Newcastle overcome Bordeaux as Edinburgh make history in Moscow
Bordeaux-Begles gave up a commanding lead to lose at home to Newcastle Falcons in the Challenge Cup on Saturday.
Rob Lancaster
21 Oct 2017, 20:36
Wallabies v All Blacks: player ratings
In the final Bledisloe Cup contest of the season, Australia snapped a six game losing streak against the All Blacks at Suncorp Sta…
21 Oct 2017, 19:33
Saracens beat Ospreys in thriller, Clermont win marred by Lopez injury
A rousing fightback from Saracens saw the defending Champions Cup winners survive a scare to beat Ospreys in Pool 2.
Alex Fisher
21 Oct 2017, 18:47
Hansen hints at why the All Blacks lost final Bledisloe match
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen refused to panic after his side saw their winning run over Australia go up in smoke.
Matthew Scott
21 Oct 2017, 14:39
Ref Ben Whitehouse has been trending on Twitter...and it's not good
We all have the occasional bad day at work. However, for most of us, that doesn't happen in front of 20,000 people live and a…
Ian Cameron
21 Oct 2017, 12:33
Beaten Read credits clinical Wallabies
New Zealand captain Kieran Read said the world champions cannot expect to get themselves out of trouble late on in every Test.
Peter Thompson
21 Oct 2017, 11:05
Cheika wants Wallabies to be best in world
There were jubilant scenes in Brisbane after Australia finally beat the All Blacks, but Michael Cheika said they must kick on.
Peter Thompson
21 Oct 2017, 10:55
Australia claim long-awaited win over All Blacks
New Zealand were denied a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep in Brisbane, where Australia outscored them by three tries to two.
Peter Thompson
21 Oct 2017, 9:23
Recap: Wallabies stun All Blacks 23-18
The world champions were strangled out of the game by a passionate Australian outfit, who managed to hold their discipline and sen…
Jamie Wall
21 Oct 2017, 7:09
Live Now: Wallabies v All Blacks
Jamie Wall
21 Oct 2017, 5:01
Watch: The ex-Fijian goalkeeper who just signed a Super Rugby contract
Filipo Daugunu has capped off a dream year, earning a Super Rugby contract with the Queensland Reds.
Online Editors
21 Oct 2017, 0:56
Watch: Wellington to play BOP in Mitre 10 Championship final
Wellington and Bay of Plenty booked themselves places in next Friday night's Mitre 10 Cup Championship final, recording comfortabl…
Jamie Wall
21 Oct 2017, 0:29
Late Lyon comeback sinks Sale
After their opening-weekend draw, Sale Sharks came out on the wrong side of another Challenge Cup thriller on Friday as Lyon preva…
Harry West
20 Oct 2017, 21:11
Bath look at home in the wet in battling win over Scarlets
Bath got the better of the Scarlets in a sodden Llanelli as Rhys Priestland kicked them to a Champions Cup win over his old side.
Harry West
20 Oct 2017, 21:03
Lee Byrne claims Rob Howley tried to humiliate him
Lee Byrne's autobiography, brilliantly titled the ‘The Byrne Identity’, instantly seems like a must-read for any rugby fan.
Online Editors
20 Oct 2017, 15:28
Watch: RugbyPass Pre Game - Leicester Tigers
This weekend Jim is in Leicester ahead of there game with Castres Olympique tomorrow.
Online Editors
20 Oct 2017, 14:35
Wallabies v All Blacks: Everything you need to know
Stephen Moore will make his last Australia appearance on home soil against the All Blacks and is determined to mark the occasion w…
Peter Thompson
20 Oct 2017, 13:18
Scotland forward Hardie suspended
Scottish Rugby have offered no details as to why back-row John Hardie is unavailable for selection.
Peter Thompson
20 Oct 2017, 12:36
Scotland lose another big name for the Autumn Internationals
Scotland have lost another player on top of captain Greig Laidlaw to injury ahead of the Tests against Samoa, New Zealand and Aust…
Peter Thompson
20 Oct 2017, 11:24
Cheetahs face player exodus as European clubs swoop
After a tumultuous summer of "will they" or "won't they", the Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings have begun to find their feet in …
Alex Shaw
20 Oct 2017, 8:00
Webb calls new Welsh policy 'a joke' in emotional outburst
Rhys Webb will become the first casualty of Welsh rugby's new selection policy when he joins Toulon on a three-year deal at the en…
Online Editors
20 Oct 2017, 7:14
Matt Todd's replacement on the All Blacks bench has been named
The All Blacks are taking no risks with Matt Todd after he suffered a groin injury in training.
Peter Thompson
20 Oct 2017, 5:48
Watch: Graham Henry hilariously talks substitutions and Stephen Donald
Graham Henry fantastically and honestly recounts the chain of events that lead to Stephen Donald stepping up to take the World Cup…
Online Editors
20 Oct 2017, 5:19
Andy Goode's London Irish stint
There's been a lot of speculation about Goodey's very short stint at London Irish back in 2015. Ex London Irish Captain, Luke Narr…
Rugby Pod
20 Oct 2017, 3:10
Who’s afraid of the big, bad Wallaby? The answer this weekend is, not the All Blacks.
The third and final Bledisloe test in Brisbane is likely to go the way of the other two this season and end with an All Blacks vic…
Scotty Stevenson
19 Oct 2017, 23:58
Lima Sopoaga gets his shot
Think the All Blacks will miss Beauden Barrett? Think again.
Jamie Wall
19 Oct 2017, 23:19
Gloucester back on track with Agen hammering
Last season's European Challenge Cup finalists Gloucester responded to their opening defeat to Pau by hammering Agen.
Matthew Scott
19 Oct 2017, 18:30
Marty & Jamie talk about Warren Gatland
Radio Sport NZ's Martin Devlin and Rugby Pass's Jamie Wall talk about Warren Gatland potentially coming back to NZ.
Online Editors
19 Oct 2017, 15:33
Video - O'Gara receives 10-week touchline ban - this decision enraged him
Racing 92 coach Ronan O'Gara has received a 10-week touchline ban and has been fined €15,000 it has been reported today.
19 Oct 2017, 15:10
Coles has been saying some pretty nice things about Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore will make his Test swansong in Brisbane this weekend and Dane Coles is relishing one last battle with the Australia …
Peter Thompson
19 Oct 2017, 12:39
BREAKING: Alex Lozowski has finally chosen a club
Alex Lozowski has finally decided his rugby future.
19 Oct 2017, 6:15
BREAKING: Connacht sign former All Black 7s beast Pita Ahki
Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced the signing of centre Pita Ahki.
19 Oct 2017, 5:49
Watch: Japan's next global superstar nobody knows about
Hosea Saumaki is a relatively unknown name in global rugby- however, we think that will change in the near future.
Online Editors
19 Oct 2017, 0:03
Wallabies named: Hunt misses out
Australia head coach Michael Cheika only made one forced change to his starting line-up, with Rob Simmons moving into the second r…
Sacha Pisani
18 Oct 2017, 23:59
The big issue: unfairness, welfare and the myth of ‘poaching’ in Pacific Island rugby
Jamie Wall talks to Dan Leo from Pacific Rugby Players Welfare about the issues facing island players both home and and abroad - a…
Jamie Wall
18 Oct 2017, 23:45
The 1014 Podcast: How to win the Rugby World Cup
The 1014 look at patterns in the statistics for all the professional era Rugby World Cup winning teams.
18 Oct 2017, 17:41
Watch: Is the All Blacks/Wallabies rivalry dead?
This year's third Bledisloe test will again be a dead rubber match, with New Zealand wrapping up the series in a classic game two …
Online Editors
18 Oct 2017, 17:00
All Black team named: Barrett out, Sopoaga in
Lima Sopoaga will start just the second test match of his All Black career this Saturday night, after Beauden Barrett was ruled ou…
Online Editors
18 Oct 2017, 16:04
Video - Rugby's Top 5 most shocking upsets
When Russian side Krasny Yar shocked Stade Francais on opening weekend, the rugby rulebook was turned upside down and inside out.
James Flaus
18 Oct 2017, 14:47
Former Springbok Smith announces retirement
World Cup-winner Juan Smith has called time on his illustrious career due to family reasons.
Peter Thompson
18 Oct 2017, 14:25
Scotland hit by devastating Laidlaw injury news
Greig Laidlaw may not play against this year, but the Scotland captain will not require surgery.
Peter Thompson
18 Oct 2017, 14:20
Is another Fijian talent about to decamp to the French?
Speculation mounts that Clermont winger Alivereti Raka may have a France future in mind after he was omitted from Fiji's November'…
James Harrington
18 Oct 2017, 11:45
Milner-Skudder undergoes surgery on injured shoulder
New Zealand star Nehe Milner-Skudder will begin his rehabiliation after having surgery on his injured shoulder.
Peter Hanson
18 Oct 2017, 8:42
Fijian centre's Pro14 contract falls through after eye-gouge ban
Connacht Rugby have confirmed that following discussions with Eroni Vasiteri it has been agreed by both parties that Vasiteri's pl…
18 Oct 2017, 6:43
Te'o the latest potential injury blow for England
Eddie Jones appears unlikely to have injured Worcester Warriors centre Ben Te'o at his disposal for England's November internation…
Peter Hanson
18 Oct 2017, 6:25
Gatland says he wants to come home
A return to New Zealand will be the immediate focus for Warren Gatland after completing his Wales assignment at the 2019 Rugby Wor…
18 Oct 2017, 5:22
BREAKING: Wales release video of new 2017 kit
The new Wales kit for the next two seasons will be revealed for the first time today.
18 Oct 2017, 5:07
14 Welsh players affected by the Senior Player Selection Policy
With the news breaking on Tuesday that the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) will be scrapping their so-called “Gatland’s Law” and int…
Alex Shaw
18 Oct 2017, 4:52
Looks like we're going to find out who's better between Ireland and Australia
Australia will meet Ireland in a three-Test series in 2018, with matches to be played in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Dejan Kalinic
18 Oct 2017, 4:13
McCall addresses rumours surrounding his position at Saracens
Linked with numerous international jobs, Mark McCall said he wanted to stay at Saracens beyond 2019.
Dejan Kalinic
18 Oct 2017, 4:08
Gatland, O’Brien and the media - everyone’s right but everyone’s wrong
O’Brien’s comments may well be completely valid, but saying them now smacks of petulance - if nothing else you should be savin…
Jamie Wall
17 Oct 2017, 23:29
Jackson and Olding will stand trial for rape
Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding will stand trial for rape it was ruled by the court today.
Online Editors
17 Oct 2017, 14:48
Watch: Malcolm Marx talks mind games and 'that' performance
In an honest and frank interview, Marx discusses mind games that occur between opposing packs, also admitting to partaking in them…
Online Editors
17 Oct 2017, 14:03
George North knee scan proves a blow for Wales
Wales look set to be without Northampton Saints wing George North for an extended period of time.
Jack Davies
17 Oct 2017, 13:45
Saracens expose same old problems for Saints
Once is a mistake but twice is a pattern and a second embarrassment in six weeks at the hands of the same opposition shows Northam…
Andy Goode
17 Oct 2017, 10:18
Francois Louw cited for alleged eye-gouge
Francois Louw has now been cited having allegedly made contact with the eyes of Marco Fuser, during Baths win over Treviso on Satu…
Online Editors
17 Oct 2017, 8:40
Watch: Psalm Wooching from NFL prospect to USA rugby
Psalm Wooching had the American dream at his fingertips, touted as a probable late-round pick, instead Psalm walked away from the …
Online Editors
17 Oct 2017, 7:23
Wallaby to miss rest of 2017 due to shoulder surgery
One Wallaby will miss out on Australia's remaining matches of 2017 after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Alex Fisher
17 Oct 2017, 6:20
Toulon expect Webb to honour contract
Wales will have to pay Rhys Webb's release clause if they want to have him available in the coming years, says the Toulon owner.
Alex Fisher
17 Oct 2017, 5:16
Warriors must front up against familiar foes Leinster
After winning all of their first six league matches in the Guinness Pro14, Glasgow Warriors were dealt a huge dollop of perspectiv…
Steph Brawn
17 Oct 2017, 3:42
The state of Australian rugby
When tasked with writing about “The State of Australian Rugby” and asked to take a “light-hearted angle”, I wondered how i…
Jaybor Staunton
17 Oct 2017, 2:58
Hansen defends under-fire Sonny Bill Williams: He is playing well
Steve Hansen leapt to the defence of All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash.
Sacha Pisani
17 Oct 2017, 1:26
Podcast: Calls for return to NPC format in Mitre 10 Cup
Taranaki Rugby? assistant coach Paul Tito joins Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina in calls for a return to the old NPC format in th…
17 Oct 2017, 0:40
I'm done - Gatland quits British and Irish Lions
Warren Gatland is not interested in coaching the British and Irish Lions on their South Africa tour following this year's New Zeal…
Sacha Pisani
16 Oct 2017, 22:20
Baldwin feared he could lose hand after lion bite
Wales hooker Scott Baldwin has revealed he could have lost his hand after he was bitten by a lion last month.
Jack Davies
16 Oct 2017, 19:17
Disappointed Webb 'unaware Toulon move would mean Wales exile'
The Wales scrum-half insists he was unaware his move to Top 14 side Toulon would put his international ambitions on hold - but coa…
James Harrington
16 Oct 2017, 14:24
Premiership Watchability Rankings October 2017
With so much rugby on nowadays, it can be hard to decide exactly which matches to watch, which to wait for the highlights of, and …
Dan Johansson
16 Oct 2017, 13:16
Shock as Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law'
Wales' new selection policy is set to cost some Welsh rugby players their place in the national team.
Jack Davies
16 Oct 2017, 10:45
Warriors sign backrow after try scoring rampage in Championship
Warriors have strengthened their options in the back row with the signing of USA international Andrew Durutalo.
16 Oct 2017, 9:24
Watch: Francois Louw set to be facing a lengthy ban
While Bath struggled in spells during their match against Benetton on Saturday, they did come away with a comfortable win.
Online Editors
16 Oct 2017, 7:31
Opinion: New All Black Mo'unga is a kick in the balls to Australia and the rest
Richie Mo'unga's All Blacks selection serves as yet another reminder of the incredible depth in New Zealand rugby and another kick…
Online Editors
16 Oct 2017, 3:45
Mo'unga called into All Black squad
The All Blacks squad will assemble in Brisbane later today to prepare for to play the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium, this Saturday.…
Online Editors
15 Oct 2017, 23:15
Kiwis carving up the north - European Champions Cup Round One
The European Champions Cup kicked off over the weekend, with a number of New Zealanders part of the action.
Jamie Wall
15 Oct 2017, 22:15
Wales draw up shortlist for Gatland's successor
Potential candidates have been spoken to about succeeding Warren Gatland after the next World Cup.
Peter Thompson
15 Oct 2017, 17:33
Key All Black re-signs till 2021
Watch out Robbie Henshaw.
Online Editors
15 Oct 2017, 16:55
Champions Cup XV of Round 1
The Champions Cup kicked off this weekend and reminded us all just what we have been missing over the last five months.
Alex Shaw
15 Oct 2017, 16:20
Eight-try Sarries torment sorry Saints, Toulon deny Halfpenny winning return
Saracens made a huge statement at Franklin's Gardens, scoring eight tries in a second thrashing of Northampton this season.
Peter Thompson
15 Oct 2017, 16:20
Watch: Li scores five tries against Mitre 10 Cup leaders
Defense was at a premium today in Albany, where home side North Harbour handed Taranaki a 64-33 lesson in the final round of the M…
Online Editors
15 Oct 2017, 0:39
Showdown: Hartley vs George for England spot
Northampton Saints' European Champions Cup clash with Saracens will see England hookers Dylan Hartley and Jamie George battle for …
Harry West
14 Oct 2017, 18:51
13 men, 50 points - an unlikely win by Counties Manukau
For most teams, having two players sent from the field at the same time would be the end of their hopes of victory.
Online Editors
14 Oct 2017, 17:49
Leinster make light of injuries to hold off Montpellier
Beaten semi-finalists last season, Leinster began the 2017-18 European Champions Cup with a bonus-point win over Montpellier.
Harry West
14 Oct 2017, 17:08
European Challenge Cup: Stade Français shocked in Siberia
European Challenge Cup holders Stade Français went down to a shock defeat against debutants Krasny Yar in Siberia on Saturday.
Harry West
14 Oct 2017, 16:58
Bad news Ulster... Marcell Coetzee's season is effectively over
Ulster-based Bok loose forward Marcell Coetzee underwent surgery in South Africa this past week.
14 Oct 2017, 12:20
World Cup winner Weepu bows out of rugby
A 71-cap international and World Cup winner for New Zealand, Piri Weepu has called time on his rugby career.
Nicholas McGee
14 Oct 2017, 10:24
The huge name players you probably didn't know played in the Japanese Top League
The Top League has been in ascendancy over the last few years, attracting star names away from Super Rugby with financial leverage…
Alex Shaw
14 Oct 2017, 7:28
Wallabies name squad for All Blacks and Barbarians
Karmichael Hunt is unlikely to face the All Blacks next weekend despite being recalled by Australia head coach Michael Cheika.
Peter Thompson
14 Oct 2017, 7:22
Mixed bag of results in Challenge Cup
There could be no separating Sale Sharks and Toulouse on Friday as the two sides opened their Challenge Cup campaigns with a 20-20…
Harry West
13 Oct 2017, 18:24
The 1014 Rugby - Analysis of the 1-3-3-1 attack formation
What is 1-3-3-1? Where should teams use it?
13 Oct 2017, 18:11
Ulster draw first blood after news of Coetzee blow
The opening European Champions Cup game of 2017-18 was hardly a classic but Ulster will care little.
Harry West
13 Oct 2017, 17:49
Cheika throws down the gauntlet to Cooper for Barbarians clash
Quade Cooper could have very easily made his Wallabies comeback against the Barbarians rather than be facing them, Michael Cheika …
Peter Thompson
13 Oct 2017, 16:48
Four English teams to make Champions Cup Quarter-Finals – Andy Goode
Saracens may be in a Champions Cup group of death but they are heavy favourites for a reason and I’m backing them to emulate Tou…
Andy Goode
13 Oct 2017, 13:44
Watch: RugbyPass Pre Game - Northampton Saints
Sunday can't come soon enough, need a quick fix in the build-up to Northampton Saints vs. Saracens?
Online Editors
13 Oct 2017, 7:26
Watch: Why the Wallabies vs. Barbarians is set to be a cracker
The Barbarians by their very nature play a thrilling and off the cuff game of rugby, never was this truer than for their upcoming …
Online Editors
13 Oct 2017, 5:10
A Soundtrack of Loss and the Undying Hope of the Taniwha
Scotty Stevenson's heartfelt lament about family, Northland rugby and country music.
Scotty Stevenson
12 Oct 2017, 23:59
All Black domination 'boring' says ex coach
Two former international coaches have come out with diametrically opposed views to the All Blacks' last test victory - and one of …
Online Editors
12 Oct 2017, 23:25
Ruggamatrix episode 257 - All Blacks just know how to win
The Rugby Championship is over so what do we make of the final standings? South Africa show pride but still can't win, but are th…
Online Editors
12 Oct 2017, 22:54
Slade stars in European Challenge Cup opener
Gloucester made wholesale changes from their league win over Northampton Saints last time out and were duly punished by the Fren…
Jamie Smith
12 Oct 2017, 18:05
College American Football standout Psalm Wooching scores his first international try for USA 'A'
Former College American Football standout Psalm Wooching has scored his first international try for the USA.
Ian Cameron
12 Oct 2017, 16:48
Watch: Top 5 Craziest Red Cards Ever
Since the South African centre clattered into Lima Sopoaga, the rugby world has been in uproar over the ridiculousness of the deci…
James Flaus
12 Oct 2017, 15:03
'It felt like a seven-month hangover' - van Velze on bodycheck that nearly ended his career
Warriors vice-captain GJ van Velze feared his career was over following a concussion injury in the opening game of the 2016/17 sea…
12 Oct 2017, 14:12
Inspirational Etzebeth rewarded by Coetzee ahead of European tour
Warren Whiteley will not travel to Europe to face Ireland, France, Italy and Wales, so Eben Etzebeth will lead South Africa.
Peter Thompson
12 Oct 2017, 13:45
England hooker George signs 4 year deal
Jamie George scored an unlikely hat-trick for Sarries against Wasps last weekend and four days later the hooker has signed a new c…
Peter Thompson
12 Oct 2017, 7:09
It’s official, the Wallabies are better than Ireland
The latest World Rugby rankings are out, and have shown why releasing them at this time of the year is a somewhat futile exercise.
Jamie Wall
11 Oct 2017, 21:09
Family release footage of their now paralysed son's neck being broken during match
The family of a Robert Paylor, a California rugby player whose neck was broken during a match earlier this year, have released foo…
Ian Cameron
11 Oct 2017, 16:07
England dealt Nowell blow
England could be without Jack Nowell during their November internationals due to a fractured cheekbone and eye socket.
Alex Fisher
11 Oct 2017, 14:59
Van Graan to leave Springboks for Munster
Munster have chosen Springboks forwards coach Johann van Graan as their replacement for the outgoing Rassie Erasmus.
Tom Webber
11 Oct 2017, 14:58
Watch: Breaking down the NZ Schoolboys' dominant showing over Australia
As we highlighted over the last couple of weeks, the New Zealand Schoolboys have had some of its best ever athletes on show.
11 Oct 2017, 14:50
The revealing truth about the next French squad
What the next France squad will tell you about the relationship between head coach Guy Noves and FFR president Bernard Laporte
James Harrington
11 Oct 2017, 11:01
BREAKING: Coetzee's worst fears confirmed as Munster make headcoach announcement
It's official: what Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee cast aside as a rumour less than two weeks ago has become a reality.
11 Oct 2017, 10:46
Every game in the 2017/18 Champions Cup predicted - this team wins
Alex Shaw
11 Oct 2017, 10:04
Watch - 'The hooker was beating me in fitness' - Lealiifano on first leukaemia indicator
Australia international Christian Lealiifano has opened up about his cancer diagnosis and moving to Belfast in an indepth intervie…
11 Oct 2017, 9:56
'That is absolute class' - Stunning corner finish a lesson in poise
The final Ranfurly Shield clash of 2017 was a classic as Taranaki showed why they are the top team in the Premiership with a stunn…
11 Oct 2017, 6:58
Six years after losing his eye Ian McKinley is going to play international rugby
Italy have named Ian McKinley in their squad for the November Tests despite losing sight in an eye six years ago.
Alex Fisher
11 Oct 2017, 6:07
Malcolm Marx Hooker 2.0
This week on The Short Ball Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina look back at that incredible performance from Malcolm Marx for th…
10 Oct 2017, 21:16
Ben Smith v Damian McKenzie
Scotty & Mils dispel the notion that there wont be room for Ben Smith in a back three including Mckenzie, despite the embarrassmen…
10 Oct 2017, 20:40
1014 Podcast: The Rugby Championship 2017 Tournament Review
The 1014 look through the tournament finding patterns in the statistics. How did each team develop? How are they tracking towards …
10 Oct 2017, 17:14
Lealiifano could extend Ulster stay
Lealiifano joined from Brumbies on a short-term deal in August and is due to head back to the Super Rugby side in early 2018.
Tom Webber
10 Oct 2017, 16:43
Is Freddie Michalak ready for one more Top 14 season?
The talk in France right now is all about whether a player for whom the word 'mercurial' could have been invented has one more sea…
James Harrington
10 Oct 2017, 13:47
Rhys Webb Toulon move and Welsh future confirmed
Ospreys announced last week the British and Irish Lion would be leaving the Pro 14 to join "an undisclosed French club" from next …
Tom Webber
10 Oct 2017, 13:13
Rob Andrew blames World Cup disaster entirely on Lancaster
In an extract from Rob Andrew's book, ‘The Game of My Life: battling for England in the professional era,’ England's World Cup…
Online Editors
10 Oct 2017, 8:35
Barbarians 'taking the game to a different level' with launch of women's team
Founded in 1890, the Barbarians have announced plans for a women's side to wear the famous jersey for the first time later this ye…
Harry West
10 Oct 2017, 6:27
The Short Ball with Scotty, Mils, Crockett, & Baker
This week Mils and Scotty revel in the nail-biter between the All Blacks and the Springboks. Wyatt Crockett and Kurt Baker are gue…
Sam Smith
10 Oct 2017, 4:13
Watch: Stewart Cruden's masterful performance against Tonga Schools
The New Zealand Maori under-18s have come away with a 38-26 win over the Tongan schoolboys - a game that featured another eye-catc…
09 Oct 2017, 22:41
Watch: The stats behind Malcolm Marx's perfect 10 rating
Despite coming out on the losing end against New Zealand on Saturday, Malcolm Marx can afford to be inwardly quite pleased with h…
Online Editors
09 Oct 2017, 15:13
Watch: Chiefs score clinically executed try straight off the training paddock
Exeter Chiefs went back to top of the table briefly at the weekend, beating Newcastle by 32 points to 24.
Online Editors
09 Oct 2017, 13:20
Jaguares appoint new head coach
Australia will now have a void to fill after the former Argentina hooker took up the opportunity to return to his homeland to succ…
Peter Thompson
09 Oct 2017, 11:05
Schedulers add insult to injury for Wasps
Wasps are on the ropes with a squad that is down to the bare bones and the schedulers have hit them with a low blow ahead of the C…
Andy Goode
09 Oct 2017, 7:58
EXCLUSIVE - SARU in advanced talks to add two teams to Anglo-Welsh Cup
Following the addition of the Cheetahs and Southern Kings to the Guinness PRO14 this season, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) …
Alex Shaw
09 Oct 2017, 5:31
Watch: In the sheds with Anton Lienert-Brown and the All Blacks
Anton Lienert-Brown who didn't see any game time on Saturday became an interviewer for a day, appearing to get more out of the pla…
Online Editors
09 Oct 2017, 5:28
Marty & Jamie review the epic All Black/Springbok test
Radio Sport NZ's Martin Devlin and Rugby Pass's Jamie Wall finally got the All Black/Springbok match they were so desperately look…
Jamie Wall
09 Oct 2017, 2:00
The 2017 Rugby Championship Review
Jamie Wall gives you the highs and lows of the Rugby Championship - complete with some sweet tries, an interesting rendition of a …
Jamie Wall
08 Oct 2017, 23:49
Kiwis carving up the north
It was another busy week for the New Zealand contingent of players across the European competitions, with a handful making all the…
Online Editors
08 Oct 2017, 21:33
Racing lose three on the trot
Toulouse have now won their last four Top 14 games after beating the champions, while Racing 92 suffered a third consecutive loss.
Peter Thompson
08 Oct 2017, 18:16
Alternative commentary - David Attenborough calling the Cheetahs game will make your Sunday evening
The Cheetahs joining the Pro14 gives rises to all sort of 'big cat' puns, analogies and general fun for the Northern Hemisphere fa…
08 Oct 2017, 15:28
George the unlikely hat-trick hero as Sarries too good for Wasps
Saracens had an unlikely hat-trick hero in the shape of Jamie George as Wasps were beaten 38-19 in the Premiership.
Peter Hanson
08 Oct 2017, 15:00
SANZAAR release statement on de Allende red card
South Africa centre Damian de Allende will not serve a ban after it was ruled that he was wrongly sent off against the All Blacks.
Peter Thompson
08 Oct 2017, 10:24
These are the 64 'Youngs Guns' you need to watch out for in this year's Champions and Challenge Cups
The registered Champions Cup and Challenge Cup squads for the Premiership, PRO14 and Top 14 sides have been released and excitemen…
Alex Shaw
08 Oct 2017, 10:10
Video - 'Foot on the throat' - Robbie Henshaw was mic'd up for Leinster Munster and it's quality
British and Irish Lions star Robbie Henshaw was 'Mic'd Up' by Sky Sports for his return game for Leinster against Munster yesterda…
Ian Cameron
08 Oct 2017, 9:47
UPDATE: Brutal extent of Milner-Skudder dislocated shoulder emerges
A fresh injury blow will see Nehe Milner-Skudder miss up to six months of action after the New Zealand winger dislocated his right…
Peter Hanson
08 Oct 2017, 7:15
Wallabies overcome Pumas in Mendoza
The Wallabies completed their Rugby Championship with a hard-fought win over Argentina in Mendoza.
Dejan Kalinic
07 Oct 2017, 21:40
Sexton breaks record as Leinster and Scarlets claim derby spoils
Leinster and the Scarlets claimed derby bragging rights in the Pro14, while the Southern Kings were beaten again.
Peter Thompson
07 Oct 2017, 18:50
Springboks are heading in the right direction, insists Coetzee
The Springboks produced a much-improved display in Cape Town after humiliating 57-0 loss to the All Blacks last month.
Rob Lancaster
07 Oct 2017, 18:41
Lyon go top after Stade Francais beat Montpellier
Montpellier suffered their second Top 14 loss of the season in Paris and Lyon took advantage to go top.
Peter Thompson
07 Oct 2017, 18:36
Pumas v Wallabies LIVE NOW
You can follow all the action on our LIVE MATCH CENTRE.
Online Editors
07 Oct 2017, 18:29
Things get heated in post match interview when Peter O'Mahony is asked clumsy question
Interviewing a Munster captain after his team comes off a loss to Leinster can be a precarious situation for an interviewer, ably …
Tom Parker
07 Oct 2017, 14:44
Exeter seize top spot as Northampton slip up away at Kingsholm
Gloucester bounce back from a heavy defeat at Sale in style as they hold off the Northampton Saints to triumph at Kingsholm.
Rob Lancaster
07 Oct 2017, 14:13
De Allende sent off as All Blacks edge Newlands thriller
South Africa threatened to gain revenge for their record drubbing by New Zealand three weeks ago, but suffered an agonising loss.
Peter Thompson
07 Oct 2017, 14:11
Damian de Allende given the softest red card in the history of red cards
South Africa and New Zealand played out one of the best Test matches of the year today, but one decision in the 76th minute sticks…
07 Oct 2017, 13:55
All Blacks beat Boks in epic test
The All Blacks have beaten the Springboks 25-24 in an intense, thrilling match at Newlands in Cape Town.
Online Editors
07 Oct 2017, 13:14
WATCH: Care and Vissers telepathic understanding leads to two tries
Danny Care was in exceptional form last night on his way to collecting the man-of-the-match award and defeating Sale by 42 points …
Online Editors
07 Oct 2017, 11:59
All Blacks v Springboks LIVE NOW
Will it be another walkover for the All Blacks or are they ripe for an ambush? See how it plays out on our exclusive LIVE MATCH CE…
Online Editors
07 Oct 2017, 11:12
England back-row suffers suspected dislocated shoulder
Eddie Jones will be down one back-row for the upcoming autumn internationals after suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder.
Peter Thompson
07 Oct 2017, 10:40
Warriors extend winning streak, Ulster earn derby triumph
There was late drama in Bloemfontein, where Glasgow Warriors made it six Pro14 wins out of six against the Cheetahs.
Russell Greaves
06 Oct 2017, 21:49
Rampant Quins thrash sorry Sharks
Danny Care was the headline act in a thrilling showing from Harlequins, who secured a bonus-point victory over Sale Sharks.
Russell Greaves
06 Oct 2017, 21:45
The 1014 Podcast: Rugby Championship Round Five Review
The 1014 uncover some common attack systems used between the All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks to score tries.
06 Oct 2017, 17:05
Watch: Ireland's fastest rugby players have been revealed
Rugby is a game of attrition in the northern hemisphere, played throughout the winter and hence doesn't always lend itself to the…
Online Editors
06 Oct 2017, 15:31
Watch: The Ranfurly Shield has a new home
Taranaki have stunned Canterbury 55-43 in Christchurch last night, winning the famous Ranfurly Shield for the first time since 201…
Online Editors
06 Oct 2017, 15:30
South Africa v New Zealand: Everything you need to know
It may be a dead rubber, but South Africa and New Zealand still have plenty to play for in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
Jack Davies
06 Oct 2017, 14:47
Argentina v Australia: Everything you need to know
Second place is up for grabs for Australia, while Argentina are looking to avoid a first winless Rugby Championship since 2013.
Nicholas McGee
06 Oct 2017, 12:39
Authorities need to look carefully at injury crises
Two Premiership clubs training together in October because of a lack of fit players can’t be right and those in charge of the ga…
Andy Goode
06 Oct 2017, 7:42
Three to see in the Top 14 this weekend: Radradra, Lambie and Fofana
Semi Radradra a surprise inclusion in Toulon starting line-up, while Pat Lambie will debut for Racing at 15 and Wesley Fofana retu…
James Harrington
06 Oct 2017, 6:07
Wallabies unchanged for the first time under Cheika
Australia are in the unfamiliar position of having an unchanged starting XV for the Rugby Championship Test against Argentina.
Peter Thompson
06 Oct 2017, 4:09
Understanding the All Black support in Cape Town
Where will you find the most passionate All Black fans? All evidence points to the aged stands of Newlands this weekend.
Jamie Wall
05 Oct 2017, 19:39
Ruggamatrix episode 256
Should the rest of the world step up to All Blacks standards? This is a theme on message boards and we address it on this week's …
Online Editors
05 Oct 2017, 16:13
Watch: Rugby 18 gameplay, do we finally have a game worth playing?
The game is set to arrive on our shelves October the 27th, brought to us by Big Ben Interactive and Eko Studio.
Online Editors
05 Oct 2017, 15:56
World Rugby approves HIA time extension
A three-minute time extension for HIA assessments, as requested by the RFU and Premiership Rugby, has been approved by World Rugby…
05 Oct 2017, 15:10
Watch: Is the Aviva Premierships injury crisis out of control?
In the past four years the average tackle count has risen by a startling 33.2 percent, according to figures from The Telegraph.
Online Editors
05 Oct 2017, 14:00
Springboks name team for All Blacks finale
Allister Coetzee has shuffled the pack for South Africa's final Rugby Championship match against New Zealand, making enforced chan…
Peter Thompson
05 Oct 2017, 11:43
Video - Augustine Pulu red carded after a sublime piece of skill from opposition player
A week on from ripping off the post protectors in the Mitre 10 Cup, Counties Manakau scrumhalf Augustine Pulu has seen red again.
Ian Cameron
05 Oct 2017, 9:56
STATEMENT: 'Huge wrench' - WRU and Ospreys release statement on Rhys Webb's departure to 'undisclosed club'
The Welsh Rugby Union and the Ospreys have released a statement in which they say they can confirm that Rhys Webb has informed the…
Ian Cameron
05 Oct 2017, 5:51
Ulster release statement on worrying Marcell Coetzee development
Ulster Rugby have a released a statement on Marcell Coetzee's condition after the Springbok backrow pulled up in training this wee…
Ian Cameron
05 Oct 2017, 5:14
Brad Thorn 'grateful for opportunity' as Super Rugby headcoach sacked
Nick Stiles was sacked on Thursday, with Super Rugby outfit Queensland Reds turning to a notable New Zealand World Cup winner.
Sacha Pisani
05 Oct 2017, 4:17
The Short Ball Podcast: Beaver drops in for a chat
Scotty and Mils talk about the benefits of the All Blacks playing in Cape Town, a bit of Mitre 10 Cup and get a surprise call from…
05 Oct 2017, 2:29
Familiar faces return for All Blacks
The All Blacks team has been named to play the final Rugby Championship match against South Africa at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town …
Online Editors
05 Oct 2017, 0:09
Watch: Aaron Cruden's brother duels the next Beauden Barrett
The crossing of paths between Stewart Cruden and Fergus Burke could prove to be an historic one in the future.
04 Oct 2017, 17:27
Saliva samples to be taken from Aviva Premiership players as part of study - RFU
The Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby today confirmed that World Rugby has approved an optional period of up to three min…
04 Oct 2017, 8:14
Blair Cowan pens new deal
Blair Cowan has signed a contract extension with London Irish, the club have announced. Cowan, 31, who has been a pivotal figu…
04 Oct 2017, 6:40
Wasps are on the hunt for reinforcements...and they've got a war chest
With an unusually high amount of injuries in the early portion of this season, it shouldn’t be surprising to find that several P…
Alex Shaw
04 Oct 2017, 6:33
Quade Cooper to mastermind Wallabies downfall
Australia international Quade Cooper will be aiming to take down the Wallabies when he captains the Barbarians in Sydney.
Matthew Scott
04 Oct 2017, 6:27
Harlequins release interesting statement regarding Kyle Sinckler's 'public reputation'
Following yesterday's hearing in Bristol, Kyle Sinckler has been banned for seven weeks after being charged with making contact wi…
04 Oct 2017, 4:58
Watch - HKRU Premiership's Friday Night Lights...and fights
A fitful Friday night match turned into a dramatic affair tonight at Kings Park as Kowloon claimed their first win of the Old Mutu…
Online Editors
04 Oct 2017, 0:50
Springboks v All Blacks - What do the numbers say?
New Zealand have scored 221 points and 32 tries in this tournament this year, they need 42 points and seven tries in this game to …
Sam Smith
03 Oct 2017, 20:07
Los Pumas v Wallabies - What do the numbers say?
Israel Folau has crossed the try line five times this campaign and pulled Dillyn Leyds hair once - more than any other player in t…
Sam Smith
03 Oct 2017, 19:55
England prop Sinckler cops lengthy ban for 'gouge'
England and Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler has been banned following allegations of eye gouging were made against him during a Prem…
Jack Davies
03 Oct 2017, 18:14
Rico Syme impresses in NZ Barbarians debut
Here are our three top performers of the match and names to watch out for in the future.
Ben Smith
03 Oct 2017, 16:23
Rugby takes a back seat: a wild ride in Buenos Aires
Jamie Wall's crazy journey through Buenos Aires traffic, nightlife and everything else off the park during the All Blacks' visit t…
Jamie Wall
03 Oct 2017, 16:08
Watch: Ospreys' Baldwin 'on the mend' after lion bite
After being bitten by a lion in South Africa, the Ospreys are hopeful Scott Baldwin can make a swift recovery.
Jack Davies
03 Oct 2017, 14:29
Watch: The best skills and the biggest hits from from this weekends Aviva Premiership
There were some moments of magic in the Aviva Premiership this weekend and lucky for us the best have been neatly packaged up in t…
Online Editors
03 Oct 2017, 14:09
Munster's Taute sidelined for six months
A knee injury has ruled Munster's Jaco Taute out for six months.
Jack Davies
03 Oct 2017, 13:28
England, Wasps boosted as Hughes avoids serious injury
Nathan Hughes only sustained a dead leg during Wasps' loss to Bath and is expected back within two weeks.
Tom Webber
03 Oct 2017, 13:27
Carter still feels 'pretty sick' about drink-driving incident
Dan Carter thoroughly regrets the drink-driving incident that resulted in him losing his licence for five months.
Tom Webber
03 Oct 2017, 8:17
WATCH: Tongan schoolboy produces bone-jarring hit
Whenever you play a pacific island team, you know you are going to be at risk of being on the end of a bell-ringer. Tongan schoolb…
Online Editors
03 Oct 2017, 4:34
Even Gloucester fans will agree with Andy Goode's critique of their team
From beating the champions on the opening day of the season to equalling their biggest ever Premiership defeat against Sale a few …
Andy Goode
03 Oct 2017, 4:21
Quartet added to Springboks squad
Dan du Preez could make his Test debut in South Africa's final match of the Rugby Championship against the All Blacks.
Peter Thompson
02 Oct 2017, 20:14
Sinckler needs to deal with 'chip on shoulder' if he wants to make mark on game - Andy Goode
Kyle Sinckler may have played in all three Tests for the British & Irish Lions in the summer but he needs to smarten up his act if…
Andy Goode
02 Oct 2017, 13:30

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