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Glasgow are feeling pleased after pouncing for a Scottish-qualified 6ft 3in, 110kg prop from Wasps
After being shown last Saturday in London that they need a bit more muscle if they are to ever progress further in Europe, Glasgow…
03 Apr, 10:25
Wasps fuming over reports Sopoaga is leaving the club
Lima Sopoaga is reportedly eyeing up an early exit from Wasps - according to reporting coming out of the UK.
'I always knew that I wanted to stay, it was just a matter of getting it all signed, sealed and delivered'
Danny Cipriani's future was the subject of much speculation, but the out-half now claims he never really wanted to leave Glouceste…
03 Apr, 8:15
'Inconsistent' Bath have set out their homegrown players targets for 2023
The club laid out the strategy as they reported a revenue growth and increased investment in its 2018 financial statements, despit…
Warriors release CCTV image of 4 men they want help identifying after footage shows them use 'laser-like' devices
Warriors have asked for help in identifying four spectators following complaints that a laser-like device was used to distract pla…
03 Apr, 6:49
The Springbok rival that's kept Danny Care's England World Cup dream alive
Scrumhalf Danny Care is taking inspiration from Faf de Klerk’s return from test exile to power his bid to help England win the W…
'Calum Green entitled to leave hearing without a stain on his character'
Calum Green found himself in trouble following an allegation of biting during a Premiership match on March 23, but the Newcastle s…
03 Apr, 4:39
'He doesn't want to leave' - New revelation in Gareth Anscombe's Premiership transfer rumours
Cardiff first-five Gareth Anscombe does not want to give up his test ambitions with Wales in order to accomodate a move to the Pre…
03 Apr, 2:00
Richard Wigglesworth is going to be busy double-jobbing next season
England veteran Richard Wigglesworth dipped his toe in coaching this season, but he has now committed to expand that role while al…
02 Apr, 12:26
'It's a lonely place at the head of a rugby club; I know as I've been there'
Mike Ford has given his assessment of the Leicester Tigers squad as they try to stave off the threat of relegation.
02 Apr, 10:54
'It's the price you put on the jersey I guess' - Pivac on Gareth Anscombe's WRU wage battle
Most Wales players appear to be happy with the WRU's new wage structure, but in-demand Gareth Anscombe is a critic and incoming Wa…
02 Apr, 8:20
It's a sort of homecoming for Wray as Saracens call time on Olympic Stadium experiment
West Ham's Olympic Stadium has played host to the big fixtures Saracens have moved away from Allianz Park, but they have now signe…
02 Apr, 7:32
Watch: Wade does speed test in front of NFL scouts
One of rugby’s most interesting stories over the past year has been Christian Wade’s move to American Football.
Promising England Under 20 backrow Basham lands Premiership club
England U20's backrow Josh Basham, who who started for England Under-20s in last summer’s World Rugby U20 Championship final, ha…
02 Apr, 4:44
Former British and Irish Lions coach also on Leicester Tigers' radar
Leicester have bolstered their coaching staff with the addition of Mike Ford in the short-term, but there is another name to add t…
Gareth Anscombe weighing up big-money switch to Premiership
Star Wales playmaker Gareth Anscombe has been linked with a big-money switch from the Cardiff Blues in the Pro14 to an ambitious P…
01 Apr, 0:25
Bears knocked out of Europe after thrashing
Bristol's European Challenge Cup came to an end as they were thrashed 39-15 by La Rochelle in the quarter-finals.
31 Mar, 11:15
Ford joins Tigers with immediate effect
Mike Ford has joined Leicester Tigers' coaching staff for the remainder of the season.
31 Mar, 10:38
'I wanted to be away from everyone, wanted to withdraw from the club' - Ashley Johnson's drugs ban battle
Life was awkward for Ashley Johnson during his six-month ban following a failed drugs test, but the Wasps forward has come through…
31 Mar, 9:06
Tigers turn to former Ireland and England coach to beat the drop - reports
Things are getting desperate at the bottom of the Gallagher Premiership and it looks as if Leicester Tigers are about to bolster t…
'It's the right time to fundamentally rethink the system' - Premiership clubs edging towards relegation resolution
A board meeting next month should finally confirm what will be the conclusion to the long drawn-out debate over Gallagher Premiers…
29 Mar, 14:16
Should the Premiership scrap relegation? - The Rugby Pod discuss
The Rugby Pod discuss the idea of ring-fencing in the Gallagher Premiership, a proposal that would rule regulation out of the leag…
EXCLUSIVE: Will Skelton will not be going to the Rugby World Cup
With the World Cup looming Saracens lock Will Skelton has finally ended speculation about his Wallabies future.
29 Mar, 12:32
Falcons lock down young Irish flyhalf 'with a huge amount of ability'
Having recently kicked the winning penalty in their Gallagher Premiership away win at Wasps, fly-half Brett Connon has signed a ne…
29 Mar, 8:02
Harlequins and England set to lose fight for budding star to Ireland
Ulster have swooped before for promising Irish-qualified age-grade talents at Harlequins and it looks as if they are about to go b…
The competition that could put the World League debate to bed
The congregation of leading executives within the global rugby fraternity to negotiate details for the much-maligned World Rugby N…
28 Mar, 23:50
'I get a lot of questions on how life on this side of the world is' - Wasps' Lima Sopoaga on his chats with former Kiwi teammates
Lima Sopaoga has no regrets about turning his back on the All Blacks to ply his trade in England at Wasps and provide better for h…
28 Mar, 17:09
Leicester fans praise club for approach to David Denton situation
In what is already a troubling season for Leicester, the club have been dealt the further bad news that David Denton will be out f…
28 Mar, 11:35
'I was a Falcons fan growing up, they are my club,' enthuses Callum Chick after handshake with Dean Richards
Following in the footsteps of his father Brian has been easy for Callum Chick - his dad played for Newcastle in their Gosforth day…
28 Mar, 10:15
'Jamie Roberts' recruitment has really made him grow...' - Bath's Blackadder on keeping hold of Max Clark
There has been loads of competition in the Bath midfield this season, but Todd Blackadder has been impressed by how one academy gr…
28 Mar, 9:21
Sevens speedster Watson expected to push on to greater things after deciding Wasps future
Marcus Watson has had a circuitous route into the Gallagher Premiership, but the Olympics Sevens medal winner from Rio 2016 appear…
28 Mar, 8:45
Fears grow about Dave Denton's future as Leicester confirm his season is over
Leicester admit they are taking no risks and have given Dave Denton the rest of the season off as the back row is still struggling…
28 Mar, 6:32
Hearing adjourned until next month in Calum Green bite-gate case
Newcastle lock Calum Green was cited following an alleged bite during a Premiership match versus Sale, but a decision has been de…
28 Mar, 5:50
Saints sign trio including a 125kg soldier and an England Sevens star
Northampton Saints can today announce the signings of Ryan Olowofela, Lewis Bean and Karl Garside ahead of the 2019/20 season.
28 Mar, 5:11
Premiership club stuck in relegation battle making play for Wallabies coach Michael Cheika
Off-contract Wallabies coach Michael Cheika could be leading a team in the Premiership next year if they survive the relegation ba…
28 Mar, 2:55
Ex-Wallaby captain Horwill weighs in on World Rugby's controversial 'jackal' proposal
Former Wallaby skipper James Horwill has warned proposed law changes aimed at driving the “jackal” out of the sport could fund…
27 Mar, 10:57
A switch to a Premiership rival is confirmed after Ford-Robinson calls time on Northampton stint
Jamal Ford-Robinson elbowed his way into England contention in summer 2017, but a difficult second year at Northampton has left hi…
27 Mar, 7:09
The low-key England coach inching closer to Premiership return
The band is looking like it will be broken up after the Rugby World Cup, but which of the current England coaches is eyeing up a r…
'It makes me feel horrific... we don't sleep, we worry' - rookie boss Geordan Murphy is feeling the strain
Leicester are a club used to winning trophies, so the relegation-threatened mess they now find themselves in is hitting rookie coa…
26 Mar, 15:58
Fans weigh in on Premiership promotion/relegation debate as 'insane' battle hots up
There are many arguments for and against scrapping relegation in the Gallagher Premiership, and they are very complex and fans hav…
26 Mar, 13:53
Five perfect fits for Fijian prospects in the Gallagher Premiership
The recent Pacific Combine provided players from Fiji with an opportunity to showcase their abilities and attempt to win contracts…
The heretofore mystery player at the centre of the St James Park biting incident has been cited
A Newcastle forward will appear before a disciplinary panel accused of biting Sale's Rob Webber.
25 Mar, 15:25
Danny Cipriani to stay in England - star to be offered massive increase in current salary by Gloucester - reports
Danny Cipriani is set to be offered a new top-up contract by Gloucester - according to reports.
25 Mar, 11:52
Excitement and expectation reign around Alfie Barbeary, but so should caution
Wasps have unearthed a diamond in the rough in Alfie Barbeary, but what is it that has everyone so excited about the hooker? We ta…
Springbok loosehead Kitshoff to turn down lucrative Premiership offer - reports
One South African star could be set to turn down big money in England and instead stay in South Africa, as one of the first to agr…
Kiwis in Europe: Bristol's Kiwis on tight-rope
Pat Lam's Bristol were ousted in a tight affair by Ben Te'o and Michael Fatialofa's Worcester in what was many Kiwi-filled match-u…
24 Mar, 23:28
Clinical Exeter beat Bath to seal play-off spot
Bath were well beaten at Sandy Park as Exeter Chiefs sealed a top-four spot by extending their winning streak to four matches.
24 Mar, 15:41
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 17
Our XV of the week from Round 17 of the Gallagher Premiership, a weekend which included the East Midlands derby, two big wins in t…
Positive Sunday for Exeter as they sink Bath and sign a Scarlets forward
Exeter sealed a place in this season's Premiership semi-finals with a home win over Bath that was preceded by Rob Baxter announcin…
24 Mar, 13:37
'As a kid it sometimes takes a landmark event like the 2003 World Cup win to get you involved'
Late bloomer Tom Savage tells RugbyPass how Jason Robinson's 2003 England exploits inspired him to start a career that now has Glo…
24 Mar, 13:06
'It's bleeding' - Citing officer invoked after Premiership match marred by biting incident
Newcastle's magnificent 22-17 comeback victory over Sale in front of nearly 30,000 fans at St James' Park was overshadowed by an a…
24 Mar, 6:39
Premiership relegation battle reignites: Permutations and the runners and riders
With just five rounds of the season to go, the Gallagher Premiership relegation battle has taken on a new level of intensity. We l…
Saracens cut Exeter's lead with Harlequins victory
Two tries from Will Skelton helped Premiership title hopefuls Saracens fight back to beat Harlequins 27-20 at London Stadium on Sa…
23 Mar, 18:12
Incensed Steve Diamond gets asked about biting incident live on air and he didn't pull his punches
Relegation-threatened Newcastle's must-win match at St James' Park was blighted by a biting allegation that led to a feisty reacti…
23 Mar, 15:23
Video - Liam Williams and Danny Care both binned for fighting in heated London Derby
Liam Williams and Danny Care both resumed Anglo-Welsh hostilities as they were both binned during a heated local derby in the Lond…
23 Mar, 13:27
A potential date for Dylan Hartley's return has been given following visit to specialist
England hooker Dylan Hartley has been missing in action since a pre-Christmas knee injury, but his club boss Chris Boyd has given …
23 Mar, 11:54
Late player switch for Bristol Bears ahead of relegation showdown with Worcester
Bristol Bears have made a change to their line-up ahead of the Gallagher Premiership clash with Worcester Warriors.
Sam Parry …
23 Mar, 10:25
Harlequins fans fancy their chances against Sarries after stacked starting XV named
Harlequins fans have a lot to be confident about at the moment. Not only are they sitting in third place in the Gallagher Premiers…
Northampton's fast start sees off Leicester
Leicester Tigers had no response after Northampton Saints raced clear in the first half of Friday's Premiership grudge match.
Ellis Genge: 'It is the darkest place the club's been...Geordan was speechless'
England prop Ellis Genge has admitted the Leicester players are letting the club down after they slumped to 29-15 loss to arch-riv…
'We've unearthed talent and had great Test window points haul'... Brad Barritt shrugs off Saracens' salary cap row
Having bounced back this term from disappointing Test window results a year ago, Brad Barritt believes he is captaining a Saracens…
22 Mar, 15:30
'I'm certainly not giving up'... four years in Test wilderness haven't stopped Ben Morgan believing
Not since England's horror 2015 World Cup has Ben Morgan played a Test, but he hopes Gloucester's title challenge can somehow cata…
22 Mar, 13:04
Bath have received a boost with the news that their England backrow Sam Underhill is on the verge of a return after a near-three m…
22 Mar, 8:21
Harlequins raid Championship for 'well balanced' fly half
Harlequins have made their 11th signing of the week by raiding the Championship for a highly rated fly half.
22 Mar, 6:17
The multi-million pound battle between the British & Irish Lions and the Premiership
There is a battle brewing between the British and Irish Lions and Premiership Rugby as preparations are well underway for the 2021…
21 Mar, 18:49
Wasps hold on to England Saxon Miller
Wasps have retained versatile back Rob Miller, who has signed a new deal, becoming the tenth first-team player to commit to the Cl…
21 Mar, 10:41
Agents Poll: The best and worst destination clubs in the Premiership
Which clubs in the Gallagher Premiership are the most desirable for players to move to and which are the least? We polled 13 leadi…
Worcester, Exeter and Pirates the latest clubs hit by Harlequins' exhaustive recruitment drive
Shopping-mad Harlequins were quick out of the blocks on Thursday morning, announcing their eighth signing this week as Paul Gustar…
21 Mar, 6:16
'I stood up and was struggling to breathe... it was very scary' - Cornell du Preez on the moment he accidentally felt full force of Joe Launchbury
Initially, Cornell du Preez says, there was no pain – only fear. He got to his feet wheezing, the air catching in his throat and…
20 Mar, 16:32
The 37-year-old former All Black centre who broke people on the pitch and made clubs off it
'Hacksaw' Sam Tuitupou had a fearsome reputation as a scary man playing in the All Blacks midfield and at numerous leading clubs, …
Tigers fans fuming after losing ex-England U20s flanker to Harlequins
As part of Harlequins’ rampant spending spree ahead of next season, the London club have signed Leicester’s Will Evans
20 Mar, 11:43
Ackermann responds to speculation that Cipriani could quit Gloucester this summer
Weekend stories that Danny Cipriani has a break clause in his two-year deal forced Johan Ackermann to confront speculation he coul…
20 Mar, 9:38
Desire to 'lock horns with very best in England and Europe' tempts Wasps forward to stay on
With Dai Young having signing a plethora of props for next season at Wasps, he has now convinced a current hooker to stay put and …
20 Mar, 9:04
No end in sight yet to Harlequins' trolly dash as three more signings announced
There is no let-up yet in Harlequins' post-Six Nations recruitment drive, three more signings on Wednesday bringing the number of …
20 Mar, 8:37
Unusually severe injury ends Kiwi Mike Coman's career at 31
World Rugby claimed this week that injury rates in the game have stabilised, but eyebrows must be raised when London Irish have Mi…
20 Mar, 5:30
Wales strike blow against Premiership by convincing Slam star Adams to come home
Regional rugby has been at a low ebb in Wales this month due to the row over possible mergers, but the Blues have received a real …
19 Mar, 15:34
Gabriel Ibitoye insists he's no Superman, but his superman backstory is quickly taking him places
Football's loss was rugby's gain when England prospect Gabriel Ibitoye joined Harlequins, a circuitous path he would love others t…
19 Mar, 14:24
Harlequins sign Wales hooker Baldwin
Harlequins have announced their fourth new signing with Welsh international hooker Scott Baldwin joining the Club for the 2019/20 …
19 Mar, 11:23
'Disappointed' Pivac responds to Edwards comments as Premiership club declares interest
Confusion over the recruitment process for Wales' defence coach after the 2019 World Cup has continued.
The clamour for Shaun E…
19 Mar, 8:36
Harlequins raid a Premiership rival to sign their third international player this week
Harlequins were quick out of the blocks this week announcing two new signings for next season, but the number of new recruits now …
19 Mar, 6:57
Newcastle Falcons import giant 6'8, 122kg American lock from Bordeaux-Begles
American international lock Greg Peterson will be a Newcastle Falcons player next season after signing a two-year deal with the Ki…
18 Mar, 13:43
Harlequins reveal second Puma signing
Harlequins have signing of Argentina international Loosehead Prop Santiago Garcia Botta for the 2019/20 season.
18 Mar, 12:07
Harlequins reveal first major signing of the week as Los Pumas scrumhalf Landajo
Harlequins have announced that Argentina scrum-half Martin Landajo will join the club as a new signing for the 2019/20 season.
18 Mar, 8:06
Leicester Tigers request the return of Polota-Nau from Australia
Veteran Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau's loan stint with the NSW Waratahs is over, with his English club Leicester recalling h…
18 Mar, 5:29
Madigan could have major Bristol fight on his hands next season following transfer speculation
Ian Madigan has more often than not been Bristol's first choice out-half this season, but he could find himself with a major battl…
18 Mar, 5:04
The 'big' Wasps announcement forecast by Andy Goode might already be out of the bag
Wigan legend Shaun Edwards agreed to join the Super League champions next year, but says he has not yet signed a contract.
17 Mar, 12:13
'You'd be stupid to turn it down' - Why Zach Mercer chose England over Scotland
After representing Scotland at U16 level following a shift north from Leeds as an eight-year-old, England loose forward Zach Merce…
15 Mar, 18:41
'There is still lots to achieve,' says Dennis as he sorts out his Premiership future
There is no sign yet of the sun setting on the career of Dave Dennis as the 33-year-old Australian has decided to keep playing whe…
15 Mar, 12:27
Harlequins sign Scottish international Hidalgo-Clyne with immediate effect
Harlequins has signed Scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne on loan from Scarlets for the rest of the season.
14 Mar, 14:11
Rory Hutchinson's award-winning form is rewarded by Saints
Rory Hutchinson missed the early part of the season, but his spring form has resulted in Chris Boyd opting to keep the Scot on at …
14 Mar, 7:10
Christian Wade's latest NFL comments won't go down well in rugby circles
Former Wasps and England winger Christian Wade recently opened up about his move to American Football as he took over the NFL UK I…
13 Mar, 13:25
The reaction of pro players to Saracens' salary cap statement has taken some by surprise
After Saracens released a statement recently from chairmen Nigel Wray regarding the controversy surrounding the salary cap, a numb…
13 Mar, 11:37
'I actually played a couple of games for Sunderland Academy!' - England 10's secret soccer past
Scoring a match-winning penalty at the Gallowgate End last season was a special moment for lifelong Newcastle United fan Toby Floo…
13 Mar, 10:39
'Fantastic people' at Wasps convince Brookes to stick with them
Injuries have been a problem this season for Kieran Brookes, but the former Northampton tighthead has given Dai Young a boost for …
13 Mar, 8:50
Manu Tuilagi is staying at Leicester Tigers after snubbing Parisian fortune
Manu Tuilagi says he is passionate about playing his part in bringing fresh success to the club after agreeing a new contract with…
13 Mar, 8:38
Leicester's Kalamafoni picks up ban for striking
Sione Kalamafoni has been punished for his red card picked up in Leicester's 32-5 defeat at Sale last weekend.
12 Mar, 12:24
Springbok Louw makes decision on club future
Bath Rugby have announced that Francois Louw has signed a new contract with the West Country club.
Louw arrived at the start of…
12 Mar, 8:37
England's Watson lifts lid on rehab issues
Anthony Watson has shed light on his injury-hit year. The England winger hasn't played since he went off during last season's Six …
12 Mar, 8:13
Academy manager Simon Sinclair set to leave Northampton Saints
Simon Sinclair becomes the latest in a growing list of academy staff moving on from Gallagher Premiership clubs this year.
Saracens release statement - 'A message from Chairman Nigel Wray'
Saracens have today released a statement from Chairman Nigel Wray regarding the controversy surrounding their salary cap:
11 Mar, 6:53
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 16
A round-up of the top performing players in Round 16 of the Gallagher Premiership, where there were big wins for relegation-threat…
Gustard incensed after Harlequins caught with 'pants down at home'
Harlequins' head of rugby Paul Gustard made no excuses as his side crashed to a surprise 29-7 defeat at the hands of a rampant Glo…
10 Mar, 12:59
Sale Sharks centre pleads guilty to assaulting police officer
Unsavoury incidents on the night of February 2 in England have put the career of Sale's centre Mark Jennings on hold for the fores…
10 Mar, 10:32
Regional row could see Davies lined up to replace Tuilagi at Leicester - reports
With Manu Tuilagi weighing up a life-changing offer from Racing 92, Leicester have sounded out Jonathan Davies on whether he would…
10 Mar, 5:08
Falcons provide late sting in tale at Wasps, Exeter edge out Worcester
Brett Connon held his nerve with a late penalty to give Newcastle victory at Wasps, while Exeter also did the Falcons a favour.
09 Mar, 18:59
Brown lays out targets after England axe
Losing his England place has struck Mike Brown hard, but the veteran Harlequins player tells RugbyPass how grateful he is that the…
08 Mar, 9:39
'I'm lucky to be alive because I was basically dead three times in 2018'
Former Saracens hooker Ethienne Reynecke will be 37-years-old on March 20th - a birthday he never thought would be celebrated afte…
'He can go on to become the best-ever seven to play the game'
Sale Sharks skipper Jono Ross has projected a young English prodigy to eclipse a raft of legendary openside flankers, including tw…
07 Mar, 18:43
Trio of stars to stay at Gloucester
Gloucester Rugby have confirmed that three of their most talented young forwards have agreed new deals to remain in Cherry and Whi…
07 Mar, 10:31
Ex-Gloucester chairman applauded after he spills beans on Twitter about salary cap's ugly truth
Former Gloucester chairman Ryan Walkinshaw has launched an impassioned tirade on Twitter regarding breaches of the salary cap.
From a King to a Chief to a Lion... meet the South African lock on the move again
Time has been called on a brief stint at Premiership Rugby at the Chiefs by Wilhelm Van Der Sluys, who is heading home to South Af…
06 Mar, 10:59
European players need to start considering Japan if they want to extend their careers
With player welfare, longevity and financial earnings ever more important considerations within professional rugby, could Japan be…
Ben Te'o weighs in on Manu Tuilagi's club future
Ben Te'o reflects on Manu Tuilagi's possible move from Leicester to Racing 92 by declaring "It's a business".
06 Mar, 5:02
'Am I fired?' - Tatafu Polota-Nau's frightening phone call
He feared he might be getting fired, but a curve ball proposition has given Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau an opportunity to p…
05 Mar, 23:32
Scotland lose two for Wales as jinx of non-Scottish based players injured on club duty strikes again
Scotland's bad run of luck when their non-Scottish based players play for their clubs on non-Six Nations weekends has struck again…
05 Mar, 9:32
Young at it again as he confirms Wasps' third tighthead signing of 2019
As a former Wales tighthead, Dai Young knows plenty about the position and the Wasps coach has just recruited his third new No3 of…
05 Mar, 7:20
Harlequins take care of scrum-half injury crisis with short-term loan signing
Injuries to Danny Care and Charlie Mulchrone left Harlequins' Paul Gustard searching around for some No9 cover and he has found it…
05 Mar, 6:15
Springbok Willie le Roux signs with Japanese club sealing Wasps exit
Springboks fullback Willie le Roux has signed with a Japanese Top League club, confirming his expected departure from Premiership …
04 Mar, 18:24
Saracens issue strongly worded statement over salary cap allegations
Saracens are adamant that they "readily comply" with the Gallagher Premiership salary regulations which allows the club to spend n…
04 Mar, 14:50
Northampton Saints players hit out at 4G pitches with gruesome photos of Allianz Park injuries
Northampton scrum half Alex Mitchell has sparked a debate on Twitter over the use of 4G pitches in rugby after posting a gruesome …
04 Mar, 9:47
What's the point of the salary cap? - Andy Goode
The issue of the salary cap is back in the headlines again and it’s time for Premiership Rugby to finally clear up what its purp…
Dom Barrow leaves Northampton with immediate effect
Dom Barrow is on the hunt for a new club after leaving Northampton Saints with immediate effect.
04 Mar, 7:58
Saracens are spending £2m over the salary cap - and it's legal
Saracens are adamant they are playing by the Gallagher Premiership salary regulations which allows the club to spend nearly £9m…
Saracens set to come under salary cap scrutiny from Premiership Rugby - reports
Could there be further salary cap drama in the Gallagher Premiership? The Premiership have said they are "looking closely" at this…
Leicester Tigers lose another Wallaby in the battle for Premiership survival
The Leicester Tigers are set to lose another Wallaby with hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau set to join Matt Toomua as the latest Tiger to …
03 Mar, 22:43
Former England 10 the difference as Falcons win relegation dogfight
Newcastle Falcons closed the gap on second-bottom Worcester Warriors to five points with a 17-6 victory in the Premiership on Sund…
03 Mar, 13:38
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 15
A round-up of the top performers from Round XV of the Gallagher Premiership season, where Newcastle Falcons and Bristol Bears both…
'Unfortunately people lose jobs when teams get relegated... that's the harsh reality of professional sport'
'No job is guaranteed in life, never mind in sport,' says Newcastle boss Mick Hogan ahead of the Falcons must-win relegation fixtu…
03 Mar, 5:10
Watch: Ollie Devoto and Santiago Cordero combine with incredulous 'football skills'
Exeter Chiefs midfielder Ollie Devoto has pulled off an incredulous piece of finishing, putting 'football skills' to great use to …
02 Mar, 18:43
Dai Young: 'We were robbed'
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young was left fuming by some of the refereeing decisions that went against his side in their 19-14 de…
02 Mar, 15:14
'When you look at the fixtures, there is no reason why we shouldn't stay up'
Newcastle boss Dean Richards is optimistic about his team's Gallagher Premiership survival prospects as they prepare for a key cla…
02 Mar, 11:01
'I expected a bit more angry Steve Diamond... but he was really calm'
Premiership records went tumbling when Sale mentally didn't show up at Northampton, but Faf de Klerk expresses surprise with how w…
01 Mar, 12:50
'I felt like a normal human but I wasn't allowed to do anything for two months' - Jono Lance's back fracture ordeal
Jono Lance doesn't rate his horror-sounding back fracture as the worst injury of a career that ends its four-month stint on the si…
01 Mar, 8:50
'We have currently 11 of 12 clubs about to lose money for the third year running...it's a broken model'
Mike Hogan believes it's time to ring-fence the Premiership and scrap relegation... and he isn't saying it just because Newcastle …
01 Mar, 6:29
'Mental illness is not something you can switch on and off… it's a constant battle that you do fight against'
Continuing to battle his own demons, Denny Solomona wants to end the stigma about males showing their emotion, insisting it's some…
28 Feb, 10:18
Potential to challenge for trophies keeps ex-Bath forward on board at Sale
Leaving Bath for less fashionable Sale in 2016 was a risk, but ex-England hooker Rob Webber hasn't looked back and has signed on f…
28 Feb, 7:56
Bristol's battle to beat the drop hit by try-scorer's four-week ban
Having been dragged into the relegation battle following recent losses, the last thing Bristol needed was the month-long suspensio…
28 Feb, 5:28
Worcester fans devastated to see 'brilliant' Heem leave
After days of intensifying rumours, Worcester have announced that winger Bryce Heem will be leaving the club at the end of the sea…
27 Feb, 14:25
'We have tried our best to persuade him otherwise, but, unfortunately to no avail' - Heem to Toulon takes step forward
Bryce Heem's move to Toulon appears to be all but a done deal as Worcester Warriors confirmed the departure of the New Zelander th…
27 Feb, 9:31
Danny Cipriani could potentially leave his Gloucester contract a year early
Could Danny Cipriani be plying his trade somewhere other than Kingsholm next season? It looks as though it could be a possibility,…
Frontrow pairing commit future to Saints
Northampton Saints have confirmed that front-row duo Paul Hill and Reece Marshall have put pen to paper on contract extensions wit…
27 Feb, 8:06
The next three games could decide Newcastle Falcons' future in the Premiership
With Newcastle Falcons sitting nine points adrift at the bottom of the Gallagher Premiership table, can they avoid relegation this…
Saracens confirm that Schalk Burger is leaving
As first revealed by RugbyPass last December - Saracens have confirmed Schalk Burger will leave the club at the end of the season.
27 Feb, 5:50
Video evidence of Mathew Tait's undoubted ability as he announces retirement
Former England centre Mathew Tait has retired from rugby with immediate effect after suffering from a persistent Achilles injury t…
26 Feb, 11:19
'We're hoping we can help develop him into a top-level Premiership prop'
Wasps have a habit to recruiting promising props and turning them into the finished product, something Dai Young will look to do a…
26 Feb, 9:46
Former England international Matthew Tait retires with immediate effect
Mathew Tait has announced his retirement after 15 years in professional rugby.
After making his England debut as an 18-year-old…
26 Feb, 9:23
'There was a bleed to the brain, so I was very, very fortunate'
Former England and Bath flanker Steve Ojomoh has given a startling account of his stroke and explained how lucky he is to have sur…
26 Feb, 8:13
Ulster sign South African-born prop who's eligible for Ireland
Ulster have agreed contract extensions with four players, along with signing a new South African-born prop, who's eligible to play…
26 Feb, 5:35
'Huge announcements coming' at Wasps - Goode
RugbyPass columnist and former Wasps playmaker Andy Goode has hinted at big changes on their way at the Ricoh Arena.
25 Feb, 11:48
Sale Sharks raid namesakes for second Springbok in one day
Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Springbok Akker van der Merwe from the Cell-C Sharks.
25 Feb, 10:30
Sale Sharks sign Springbok flyhalf Du Preez on three-year-deal
Sale Sharks have announced the signing of fly half Rob du Preez on a three-year deal.
Rob will be re-joining the North-West Gal…
25 Feb, 7:53
Bath eye up blockbuster fly-half addition - reports
Bath's search for a new starting fly-half continues, with the club now turning the eye westward, after failing to lure both Handre…
Mourad not completely finished with Kiwis... he's signed another a week after savaging Savea
Mourad Boudjellal's extraordinary treatment of Julian Savea should put Kiwis on their guard about entertaining offers from Toulon,…
24 Feb, 18:45
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 14
A round-up of the top performers from Round 14 of the Gallagher Premiership season, where Gloucester and Harlequins both solidifie…
Last-gasp Worcester try stings Leicester Tigers
Worcester Warriors eased their relegation fears with a third victory of the season over Leicester Tigers, who have lost five in a …
24 Feb, 11:57
'It's highly unlikely Boks will take three white half-backs to the World Cup'
Cobus Reinach’s form for Northampton has lit up the Premiership but Chris Boyd fears South Africa's quota system will dash his p…
24 Feb, 10:17
England fullback Mike Brown breaks try record against Bristol
Mike Brown scored a record-equalling 89th try for Harlequins as they secured a bonus-point 36-26 victory over Bristol Bears to mov…
23 Feb, 11:30
Faf de Klerk torments Wasps as Sharks bite back
Faf de Klerk inspired Sale to a 24-18 victory at Wasps to emphatically bounce back from their mauling at Northampton in the Gallag…
23 Feb, 11:24
Wasps fans welcome back 6'3, 110kg unit they see as potential England World Cup bolter
Wasps and England fans have taken to Twitter to welcome Jack Willis back to the matchday squad after nine months out. The 22-year-…
Gloucester hand Saracens rare Premiership defeat
Ben Morgan's brace led Gloucester to another big victory as they fended off a fast-finishing Saracens.
22 Feb, 20:47
Manu Tuilagi has signed for Racing 92
Leicester Tigers' stalwart Manu Tuilagi is to leave Welford Road at the end of the season, having signed a lucrative contract that…
'My first reaction was another world class player is coming to the club' - Big Jim's Big Interview: Alex Goode
Alex Goode tells Jim Hamilton he is still massively desperate to play for England even though Eddie Jones has overlooked him for t…
20 Feb, 13:13
Wasps level transfer score with Saracens by landing Billy Vunipola's 19 stone protege
Having lost Elliot Daly to the champions, Wasps have got one back on English champions Saracens by signing their Billy Vunipola pr…
20 Feb, 9:42
Northampton keep one ex-England player Wednesday after losing one Tuesday
Former England internationals over the age of 30 have been busy on the contract front this week at Northampton.
20 Feb, 6:02
Wolves confirm Burrell will switch codes and play Super League
After playing his whole career in rugby union, Luther Burrell will line up for rugby league side Warrington Wolves later this year…
Tearful O'Brien still wants Ireland call as a Premiership player
Sean O'Brien wants the IRFU to bend their Test selection rules after admitting he was in tears when deciding to quit Leinster for …
19 Feb, 12:12
Speculation over England centre Burrell's future ramps up as Northampton confirm departure
Northampton Saints have confirmed that Luther Burrell will be leaving the club at the end of the 2018/19 season.
19 Feb, 10:04
Maro Itoje's 'freakish' gym feat just a week after leaving school
Mario Itoje's gym feats shortly after swapping his school uniform for a career at Saracens left Alex Goode gobsmacked.
19 Feb, 7:49
Northampton sign pacy Fiji-born number 8 with 'enormous potential'
Northampton Saints have signed a promising 21-year-old Fiji-born back row, who has picked up representative honours with England C…
19 Feb, 6:47
Premiership U18 exit rankings: Top three players per position
At the conclusion of the Premiership U18 club season, we have rated the top three prospects at every position who are leaving scho…
Wasps announce Minozzi with 'Super Mario' mash-up
With Elliot Daly departing for Saracens, Wasps will hope Matteo Minozzi proves to be a 'Super Smash' signing from Zebre.
Warriors signs 6 foot 4 inch Super Rugby 'statement of intent' Nanai
Warriors have made another 'statement of intent' by making Blues and Auckland wing/full-back Melani Nanai their fourth new signing…
18 Feb, 9:39
Wasps have Christian Wade's replacement and he's an Italian prodigy
Wasps have confirmed the signing of talented young Italy international Matteo Minozzi from Zebre Rugby.
18 Feb, 9:10
The forgotten 17-stone England centre weighing up a Super League switch
Luther Burrell paid a huge price with England when Sam Burgess was recruited from rugby league, but the Northampton centre is now …
17 Feb, 11:44
Chiefs re-sign scrumhalf duo - including England U20s star
Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter insists he’s edging ever closer to putting in place his squad for next season after t…
17 Feb, 5:51
Expat Six Nations players bear the brunt as clubs called the shots this weekend
Six Nations had a down weekend but there was no rest for most of the Scottish, Welsh and Italian players who earn their club salar…
17 Feb, 4:30
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 13
A round-up of the top performers from Round 13 of the Gallagher Premiership, a weekend which saw table-toppers Exeter defeated and…
Geordan Murphy addresses sightings of Manu Tuilagi in France
Leicester Tigers headcoach Geordan Murphy has addressed recent sightings of Manu Tuilagi in France this week.
Speculation of a…
16 Feb, 13:37
Dan Biggar limps off for Saints to give Gatland a Six Nations headache
Warren Gatland couldn't rest all his Wales players this weekend as he had no control over those contracted to Premiership clubs - …
16 Feb, 12:14
Tuilagi rumours have left a trail of confusion on Twitter
After Manu Tuilagi was seen at Top 14 outfit Racing 92’s training ground recently, it has caused quite a stir on Twitter.
Gloucester down leaders Exeter, Wasps beat Bristol
Leaders Exeter Chiefs suffered a third Premiership defeat of the season at Gloucester, while Wasps moved into the top four.
15 Feb, 22:09
Watch: Cipriani's towering garryowen helps Gloucester to silence the Chiefs
Owen Farrell earned rave reviews after England's tactical kicking helped put them top of the Six Nations, but Danny Cipriani has s…
15 Feb, 17:48
Premiership U18s Finals Day preview: The players to watch out for as the top 6 sides in England collide
A preview of Sunday's Premiership U18s Finals Day, when Harlequins, Sale Sharks, Bath, Wasps, Gloucester and Leicester Tigers will…
'We actually have to start getting some wins' - what life's like in the Premiership dogfight
After a 40-day winter hibernation, the Premiership is finally back in action this weekend with the battle for survival featuring N…
15 Feb, 7:01
Saracens bolster front row stocks by signing Bath-bound prop
Saracens have bolstered their front row stocks by signing a prop to help deal with a congested fixture list until the end of the s…
15 Feb, 6:56
Owen Franks to join brother at Northampton Saints
One of the best props of the modern era, All Blacks and BNZ Crusaders centurion Owen Franks has announced he will be leaving New…
14 Feb, 12:06
'I wasn't aware. I knew there was something going on'
Chris Harris didn't know until RugbyPass told him that Huw Jones has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations, opening up a m…
14 Feb, 11:06
Wasps bring back three internationals for Bristol clash
Wasps bring back three internationals for their Round 13 Gallagher Premiership clash with Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate on Friday -…
14 Feb, 7:20
Ospreys and Bristol Bears swap frontrowers in short-term loan deal
The Ospreys and Bristol Bears have swapped frontrowers in short-term loan deal.
14 Feb, 6:51
A good or bad move for Nathan Hughes? A Bristol Bears and Wasps composite XV
With Bristol Bears set to host Wasps on Friday evening and Nathan Hughes having agreed to make the move from the latter to the for…
Report: England star Tuilagi visits Top 14 training facility as transfer rumours ramp up
Rumours of a high-profile switch from the Premiership to the Top 14 for one of England's key players are rife among French media.
12 Feb, 17:59
Italy call up ex-England U20 captain to squad for Ireland test
Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has announced his 33-man squad to prepare for their Guinness Six Nations match with Ireland and it i…
12 Feb, 9:54
Wales and Bath back row Faletau faces further injury setback
There has been another setback in Taulupe Faletau's injury-riddled time with Bath. He is not likely to be adding to his lone appea…
A potential London Irish starting XV in season 2019/20
London Irish's confirmation of the RugbyPass exclusive that Sean O'Brien is joining next season highlights the array of riches tha…
11 Feb, 15:34
'Huge' - London Irish fans' online reaction to O'Brien coup
After London Irish announced the signing of Seán O’Brien, fans took to Twitter to show their joy at this news.
The Leinster …
11 Feb, 13:04
Leinster confirm Sean O'Brien is leaving the province
As reported by RugbyPass last week, Leinster Rugby have confirmed that Seán O’Brien has agreed to join London Irish af…
11 Feb, 11:18
Saints don't lose Wyk, Kitto returns for second stint with Warriors
Northampton Saints and Worcester Warriors have both today confirmed signings ahead of the 2019/20 season.
11 Feb, 10:24
Discarded England star sparks fears of switch to France
A discarded England star has spoken out about a potential move to France, with the likes of Clermont and Toulon eyeing up a deal w…
08 Feb, 20:44
Wasps lock down deal for Springbok De Jongh
Wasps have confirmed that South Africa centre Juan de Jongh has penned a new contract to remain at the club.
08 Feb, 7:30
Leicester Tigers sign New Zealander Taufua
Long-serving Crusaders loose forward, Jordan Taufua, has announced he will depart New Zealand at the conclusion of the 2019 season…
08 Feb, 6:09
EXCLUSIVE: O'Brien set for big money move to London Irish
Yet another stellar name has been linked with London Irish and this one would certainly tick the 'exile' box at the Greene King IP…
07 Feb, 15:33
Daly's ambition had outgrown Wasps says former England captain Moody
Elliot Daly is a fantastic signing for Saracens and his skills will only develop at Allianz Park, says Lewis Moody.
06 Feb, 13:13
Saracens fans welcome worst-kept secret in Elliot Daly's arrival
Saracens fans have taken to Twitter to welcome Elliot Daly to Allianz Park ahead of his move in the summer. It had long been rumou…
06 Feb, 10:21
Wasps and Gloucester swap scrumhalves in exchange deal
Wasps have revealed the signing of promisingscrumhalf Ben Vellacott who will join the Club in the summer from Gloucester Rugby.
06 Feb, 9:24
Diamond breaks silence on Retallick £1m move
Sale Sharks headcoach Steve Diamond has spoken to the rumours around All Black Brodie Retallick signing for the Manchester based c…
'At 26, I believe it is the right time in my career to explore a fresh challenge' - Daly signs for Saracens
Saracens have confirmed that British & Irish Lion and England international Elliot Daly will join the club in the summer.
05 Feb, 14:01
Statement issued after Harlequins bust salary cap
Harlequins have overrun their salary cap, but have not done so deliberately.
In a statement, Premiership Rugby confirmed that …
05 Feb, 13:05
Leicester Tigers sign six to new deals at Welford Road
Leicester Tigers have secured the futures of six of their promising youngsters, with a number of those extending terms at the club…
Warriors sign ex-Ireland U20s tighthead Carey
Worcester Warriors have signed former Ireland Under-20 tighthead prop Conor Carey from Pro-14 side Connacht on a two-year contract…
05 Feb, 10:00
Injury stricken Sale Sharks' player to take sabbatical for 'foreseeable future'
An injury-stricken Sale Sharks' player is to take a sabbatical for the 'foreseeable future'.
05 Feb, 9:46
All Blacks lock set to become one of world's highest paid players as cashed-up Premiership club goes all-in
A two-time World Cup-winning All Black is set to ink a monster two-year deal with a Premiership club after the World Cup, accordin…
04 Feb, 22:10
Scottish tryscorer Harris to continue exile in Premiership
Fresh from scoring his first international try for Scotland, centre Chris Harris has signed a new two-year contract extension with…
04 Feb, 11:48
Wasps confirm Elliot Daly is leaving the club
Wasps have confirmed that Elliot Daly will be leaving the Club at the end of the season.
Dai Young said: “Elliot triggered a …
04 Feb, 11:04
'Under Gussy we know exactly what we have to do to win'
Harlequins has announced that Number 8 James Chisholm has re-signed with the club.
01 Feb, 6:32
Wallabies duo sign for English club
A pair of Wallabies have signed two-year deals with an English club, which are set to commence at the end of the 2019 southern hem…
31 Jan, 17:40
'He is deceptively quick with a huge left foot' - Harlequins lock-in ex-England U20s fullback
Harlequins have announced that Aaron Morris has signed a new contract with the club.
31 Jan, 8:26
Bath retain services of veteran Cook
Chris Cook has signed a new contract with Bath Rugby, which will take the scrum-half into his 11th season with the club.
31 Jan, 8:14
Saracens lock-in ex-England U20s fullback as Harlequins sign 'powerful' teenager
Both Saracens and Harlequins have locked-in two exciting prospects ahead of the 2019/20 season.
30 Jan, 10:54
Ross Chisholm signs new contract with Harlequins
Ross Chisholm has signed a new contract with Harlequins, the club have confirmed.
The versatile back, who has been with the Clu…
30 Jan, 7:02
London Irish sign ex-Ireland 10 - effective immediately
Munster Rugby have confirmed that Ian Keatley has completed his time with the province, joining Declan Kidney’s London Irish for…
30 Jan, 6:26
Bristol Bears closing in on England international
Bristol Bears are closing in on another addition to their squad for the 2019/20 season and this one is an England international.
Scotland centre Dunbar seals Premiership switch
Newcastle Falcons have bolstered their midfield ranks for the back half of the current season by signing Scotland and Glasgow Warr…
29 Jan, 10:47
Harlequins agree deal with 'exciting talent' Lang
Scotland international James Lang has re-signed for Harlequins.
Lang, 23, who is comfortable at centre or fly-half, with most o…
29 Jan, 5:15
'The pain was almost like a ripping across my abdomen. I'd no idea what was going on'
Pull up a chair and be inspired. Ross Adair’s attempt to fight his way back into the professional ranks is a winter’s tale to …
28 Jan, 14:05
Harlequins lock in 'one of the most dangerous ball carrying hookers' in the Premiership
Elia Elia has signed a new contract with Harlequins. The 23-year-old Samoan international, who initially joined the club on a shor…
28 Jan, 10:18
'There are very few players in the world - never mind the country - that have his talent'
Harlequins have announced that Danny Care has signed a new two-year contract with the club.
28 Jan, 6:28
'He can beat a defender not once, not twice but thrice in the same movement'
Despite interest from other clubs, Gabriel Ibitoye has signed a new contract with Harlequins, the club confirmed today.
27 Jan, 10:12
England backrow Clifford pens three year deal to stay in West London with Harlequins
Despite a rumored move, Harlequins have confirmed that Jack Clifford has signed a new three-year contract with the club.
27 Jan, 5:20
Exeter sign up three more for 2019/20
Exeter have added three more players to their 2019/20 squad, with contract extensions for three key players over the last few year…
Wasps issue strongly worded statement over 'unfounded' Launchbury rumours
Wasps have issued a strongly worded statement denying that Joe Launchbury would be leaving the club at the end of the season.
25 Jan, 12:36
After almost 10 years Varndell set for return to a Leicester Tigers shirt
Premiership Rugby’s record tryscorer Tom Varndell is set to start for Leicester Tigers in Saturday’s Premiership Rugby Cup tie…
25 Jan, 8:13
Joseph ends speculation over future with new Bath deal
Bath Rugby have agreed a new contract with Jonathan Joseph.
24 Jan, 8:58
Worcester promise 'star quality players' - reports
It's been all quiet on the recruitment front for Worcester Warriors so far this season, but that could soon be about to change, ac…
Launchbury moves step closer to Sale switch
Joe Launchbury's proposed departure from Wasps to Gallagher Premiership rivals Sale appears to be gathering pace.
24 Jan, 6:17
Maro Itoje may have just become England's highest paid rugby player
England secondrow Maro Itoje may have just become England's highest paid player having committed his long-term future to Saracens.…
23 Jan, 13:59
Former Tigers academy product Humphreys extends stay at Worcester
Winger Perry Humphreys has become the latest player to commit his future to the club by signing a new two-year contract.
23 Jan, 11:51
Wallaby bad boy Nick Phipps could be playing in the Premiership next year
Wallaby halfback Nick Phipps could be set to make the switch to the Premiership, RugbyPass can exclusively reveal.
The veteran …
Bristol Bears leading the chase for out-of-favour backrow
Fresh on the heels of announcing the signing of Nathan Hughes, Bristol Bears look ready to add further competition and depth in th…
Six foot eight, 122kg Wallaby lock in London Irish's sights
London Irish are keen to add further summer reinforcements following the confirmation of Allan Dell's signing and they could be lo…
Zimbabwean international prop commits immediate future to Warriors
Zimbabwe international tighthead prop Farai Mudariki is the latest Warriors player to commit his future to the club by signing a n…
21 Jan, 9:46
Cruden is a risk, but it's one Bath should take
One of the more eye-catching transfer rumours of the 2018/19 season has been that of Aaron Cruden to Bath, but is the former All B…
Exeter lock down England trio
Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie have all signed fresh two-year deals with Exeter Chiefs, it has been announced.
Bath eyeing 50-cap All Black to replace Rhys Priestland? - reports
Bath are targetting a former All Black to replace Rhys Priestland - according to reports.
Earlier this month Bath revealed tha…
20 Jan, 10:14
Watch: Battering Banahan goes beast mode to set up spectacular try
Gloucester wing Matt Banahan proved just why he is one of rugby's toughest men to cover in his side's 24-22 Champions Cup loss to …
19 Jan, 21:45
Bath raid rivals to sign four players
Bath Rugby have raided Premiership rivals for three players and signed another from local rivals Cornish Pirates - all four are En…
18 Jan, 10:22
Against all odds, Bath set for 19 stone piece of welcome injury news
Bath have had their fair share of injuries so far in the 2018/19 season and with the front row taking even more hits in the previo…
Wasps sign 23-year-old Exeter Chiefs prop
Wasps have announced the signing of promising Exeter Chiefs tighthead prop Jack Owlett.
17 Jan, 8:58
'We did all we could to try and keep him at Wasps' - Stuart the second prop to leave club in a week
Wasps have confirmed that prop Will Stuart will be leaving the Club in the summer.
Stuart, who was nurtured by the Club’s Ac…
17 Jan, 6:35
Wasps sign All Blacks tighthead Toomaga-Allen
Wasps have signed All Black tighthead Jeff Toomaga-Allen from Super Rugby outfit the Hurricanes.
Toomaga-Allen, who picked up …
17 Jan, 6:09
Three changes the Premiership needs to make for clubs to compete and why
The investment from CVC may make it seem like a good time for the Gallagher Premiership to increase its salary cap, but the long-t…
Newcastle Falcons bracing themselves for an alarming exodus of locks
Newcastle's lowly league position is not helping them recruit new players for the 2019/20 season and they are set to be further ha…
Wasps make 'massive coup' to sign former All Black centre Fekitoa
Wasps have confirmed that New Zealand centre Malakai Fekitoa will join from French giants Toulon in the summer.
16 Jan, 6:26
Malakai Fekitoa set to continue All Black-hiatus with move to Premiership
Former All Black midfielder Malakai Fekitoa is set to continue his All-Black-hiatus with an impending move to the Gallagher Premie…
15 Jan, 20:01
Ireland underage international McAllister leaves Gloucester for return home
Gloucester prop Paddy McAllister is leaving the Gallagher Premiership to return home to Ireland.
15 Jan, 13:03
Where are they headed? Seven of the Premiership's biggest unresolved transfer sagas
A round-up of seven of the biggest unresolved transfer sagas in the Gallagher Premiership, with a number of notable players coming…
'He puts fear into opposition defences' - Newcastle Falcons wrap up deal for Samoan Sinoti
Samoan international winger Sinoti Sinoti has agreed a contact extension with Newcastle Falcons.
15 Jan, 8:41
London Irish confirm Scotland international for 2019/20
London Irish are busy bolstering their squad for what they hope will be a return to the Gallagher Premiership at first time of ask…
Key duo Hughes and Le Roux to leave Wasps
Wasps have confirmed that two of their key players will be leaving the club at the end of the seaosn
England number eight Natha…
15 Jan, 6:30
New Zealand-born England back row Harrison signs new bumper deal
Teimana Harrison has signed a contract extension with Northampton Saints.
The 26-year-old New Zealand-born back rower first ar…
14 Jan, 10:47
Wasps lock down 'physical' Georgian prop Zhvania
Wasps have responded to the departure of England prop Matt Mullan by confirming that loosehead prop Zurabi Zhvania has signed a ne…
14 Jan, 10:16
Exeter Chiefs to raid Premiership rival for new lock
With Sam Skinner playing for Scotland, Jonny Hill on England's radar and Dave Dennis and Ollie Atkins in contract years, Exeter ar…
Sale Sharks eyeing up South African quintet - reports
Gallagher Premiership side Sale Sharks are reportedly keen to add a number of new faces to their squad next season, with five Sout…
English clubs considering PRO14 move
After reports that the Gallagher Premiership will move away from a promotion and relegation model, second-tier clubs have revealed…
13 Jan, 22:42
'You have to feel a bit sorry for him' - Wasps boss backs star signing Sopoaga
Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young expects star signing Lima Sopoaga's fortunes at the club to turn once his Wasps teammates return…
12 Jan, 20:25
Worcester and Clermont reach Challenge Cup quarter-finals
Ryan Mills' last-gasp drop goal put Worcester Warriors into the last eight of the Challenge Cup for the first time in a decade.
12 Jan, 18:24
'For me the biggest concern is we speak a lot off the field' - Ackermann ready to swing axe
Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann is looking to ‘freshen up’ his team, following their embarrassing 15-41 loss to a fired-up Mu…
12 Jan, 9:25
'We're disappointed' - Hurricanes react to Matt Proctor's impending departure
Hurricanes chief executive Avan Lee has revealed the club's feeling after the end-of-season departure of midfielder Matt Proctor w…
11 Jan, 20:17
England prop Mullan leaves Wasps with 'immediate effect'
Wasps have confirmed that Matt Mullan has left the club with immediate effect.
11 Jan, 10:11
Bath confirm Underhill fears
England will have to plan without Sam Underhill for the Six Nations.
His club Bath have confirmed he's undergone surgery on the…
11 Jan, 8:32
Northampton sign All Black centre
Northampton Saints have announced that Kiwi centre Matt Proctor will join the Club from Super Rugby franchise Hurricanes.
11 Jan, 8:04
Cipriani returns from injury for Gloucester
After four weeks out, England fly-half Danny Cipriani is back for Gloucester as they take on Munster on Friday.
How the Irish rumour mill inevitably followed Grobler to Gloucester
What is it about Gerbrandt Grobler and whispers? A UK newspaper interview last August resulted in him branding Ireland as ‘unfor…
10 Jan, 15:43
'He is a real physical specimen...and probably the premier No.7 in the country'
Sale captain Jono Ross believes Tom Curry has become England’s outstanding openside flanker and can make the problem No.7 jersey…
10 Jan, 12:16
Picking a potential England Saxons XV
With the shift in regulations from World Rugby that have made all 'second' sides the capture sides for their respective nations, t…
London Irish avoid repeated exodus of top young talent with raft of extensions
London Irish have managed to avoid another exodus of their top young talents by handing out six new contracts to their emerging st…
Tigers backrow spotted at Harlequins training ground this week
A Leicester Tigers backrow has been spotted at Harlequins training ground, adding to speculation that he is set to join the London…
England's Jonathan Joseph in talks with Northampton Saints
Jonathan Joseph looks set to exit the Rec, with the England centre's Bath contract to run out at the end of the season.
09 Jan, 4:42
Analysis: The Vunipola brothers bring another dimension to Saracens' lineout attack
Saracens used a beautifully executed play with two parts - a loop around and a screen - based around their two primary ball-player…
Gloucester give update on Danny Cipriani injury and new contract talks for star
The star flyhalf hasn't played since suffering a chest injury in a pool match against Exeter in mid-December, which has seen the c…
08 Jan, 18:56
Batty gets hit with ban for dangerous tackle
Bath's Ross Batty has been hit with a ban after independent disciplinary panel met on Tuesday evening.
The Bath hooker, who was…
08 Jan, 16:06
Wales outhalf Priestland to leave Bath
Wales outhalf Rhys Priestland is looking for a new club for next season after Bath announced he'll be leaving the West Country out…
08 Jan, 11:53
'Incredibly grateful' Hardie signs new deal with Newcastle Falcons
Controversial flanker John Hardie has committed his future to Newcastle Falcons.
In October 2017 Scottish Rugby and Edinburgh s…
08 Jan, 11:36
Bristol Bears lock down 'dynamic' Samoan Alapati Leiua to new deal
Alapati Leiua has committed his future to Bristol Bears. The explosive utility back is an integral member of Pat Lam’s squad, sc…
08 Jan, 7:32
England fullback Pennell signs two year deal
Warriors full-back Chris Pennell has extended his Sixways career by two more years having become the 12th member of the current sq…
07 Jan, 14:43
The English club that just moved a step closer to signing Paddy Jackson
A new club has emerged as the favourite to sign former Ulster and Ireland star Paddy Jackson.
Jackson - who moved to Perpignan…
07 Jan, 11:20
'The ultimate drive for a rugby player in this country is to play for England and long may that continue' - Goode
Yesterday’s reports of a possible breakaway league in English rugby are nothing more than an easy headline and an attempt to cre…
Cordero's Exeter exit and new club confirmed
Argentinian international Santiago Cordero is to leave Exeter Chiefs for the Top 14.
The Argentinian international arrived in …
07 Jan, 9:23
Sale Sharks sign Jake Cooper-Woolley
As reported by RugbyPass in December, Sale Sharks have confirmed the signing of Jake Cooper-Woolley from fellow Gallagher Premiers…
07 Jan, 7:30
Bath set to double up in tighthead recruitment
Having already wrapped up deals for Will Stuart and Lewis Boyce, Bath are hunting another English front rower and it seems like th…
Analysis: Faf de Klerk has turned Sale into Premiership contenders
Sale has found a balance and game plan that is able to win against anyone in the competition, with Faf de Klerk a central figure b…
Launchbury returns as Wasps stop the rot
Wasps won for only the second time since September with a fit-again Joe Launchbury back in the side.
06 Jan, 15:37
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 12
A round-up of the top performers in Round 12 of the Gallagher Premiership, a round of action which saw Sale Sharks down the reigni…
Premiership Rugby to 'formally' investigate leak
Premiership Rugby say they intend to 'formally' investigate the leaking of minutes.
The RFU’s Premiership ringfencing has cl…
06 Jan, 8:46
Chris Boyd eyes All Blacks to bolster Saints
Former Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd reportedly has an eye on one of his former charges as he looks to bolster his stocks.
06 Jan, 0:52
Premiership split? Owners threaten to start rebel competition - reports
The RFU's Premiership ringfencing has clubs considering a future away from the influence of the national body, according to report…
05 Jan, 22:51
'Utter rubbish' - Commentator in disbelief after TMO rules out Olowofela try
Leicester's 34-16 Premiership victory over Gloucester wasn't without controversy, with Jordan Olowofela having a try questionably …
05 Jan, 20:27
Warriors fight back to beat 11-man Bath
Bath finished the game with 11 men as they suffered defeat to lowly Worcester Warriors in the 98th minute.
05 Jan, 13:49
Steve Mafi to return to English rugby, but not with Leicester Tigers
Tongan secondrow Steve Mafi will return to English Rugby in 2019.
The former Leicester Tigers secondrow - who can also play in…
Vunipola's Saracens return ends in Sale defeat
Saracens welcomed Billy Vunipola back for Friday's trip to Sale Sharks but he could not inspire them to Premiership victory.
04 Jan, 18:27
UK critic: Kiwi signings fail to deliver for European clubs
A rugby writer based in the UK has expressed his thoughts on former All Blacks plying their trade in the northern hemisphere, clai…
04 Jan, 17:28
Gloucester suffer blow as Savage picks up ban
Gloucester lock Tom Savage has picked up a suspension following an RFU Disciplinary hearing on Friday.
Savage was cited for dan…
04 Jan, 10:43
Former England age-grade lock heading to France
Clermont have snapped up a former England age-grade second row, as they bid to bolster their squad ahead of the 2019/20 season and…
England duo Vunipola and Launchbury to make club returns
England coach Eddie Jones has been given a boost ahead of the Six Nations, with Billy Vunipola and Joe Launchbury to return for th…
03 Jan, 12:34
Bath scrumhalf Allinson leaves club with 'immediate effect'
Bath Rugby have confirmed that they have agreed the release of Darren Allinson from his current contract with immediate effect.
03 Jan, 10:41
England backrow Wilson pledges future to Newcastle
England international back-rower Mark Wilson has pledged his long-term future to Newcastle Falcons by signing a new four-year deal…
03 Jan, 9:38
Two British and Irish Lions return to Saracens' starting XV
Saracens have welcomed back two British and Irish Lions for their clash with Sale Sharks.
03 Jan, 8:36
'I'm no different to any other player, I'm here to play rugby and not to put my feet up'
'New' signing Tom Varndell has vowed to help Leicester Tigers climb back up the Premiership table.
03 Jan, 7:24
Saints sign former England U20s scrumhalf to first senior contract
Northampton Saints have announced that scrum-half Alex Mitchell has put pen to paper on his first senior contract at Franklin’s …
03 Jan, 6:15
'Guys wouldn't sign if they weren't happy' - Steve Diamond defends himself against bully claims
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has spoken out about accusations he is a 'bully', pointing to the slew of new deals th…
02 Jan, 23:12
Why hasn't Lima Sopoaga caught fire in his first season with Wasps?
Wasps need to rebuild a system around Sopoaga’s own skills as a ball-playing artist, which is going to take time. The disruption…
Bristol hooker Harry Thacker advises young players not to 'smash the gym at 14'
Bristol Bears hooker Harry Thacker has spoken out against an alarming trend of young players chasing size in order to make the gra…
02 Jan, 15:47
Evolution, not revolution, will be key for Veitokani at Irish
New London Irish signing Alivereti Veitokani will need to adapt his game to prosper in England, but how much structure is too much…
Rugby should look towards American sports for its 2019 New Year resolution
Does rugby limit itself by thinking inside the box too much? A look at English rugby and how eager the sport is in the country to …
Sales Sharks double down on Curry twins
Sale Sharks have announced that openside flanker Tom Curry has signed a contract extension which will keep him in the North West u…
02 Jan, 4:58
Nine young stars to breakout in 2019
A shortlist of the up and coming young stars to watch out for in 2019, with all nine of these talents capable of having a breakout…
Steffon Armitage on the move and England international set to join him in France
One of the most talked about England players who didn’t get selected for the 2015 World Cup - Steffon Armitage - could be on the…
31 Dec, 10:04
'Keep improving because if you play long enough, people can work you out'
Mako Vunipola is already rated the best prop in test rugby but he heads into Rugby World Cup year warning rivals he can become an …
'Humbled' de Klerk signs new deal with Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks have confirmed that Faf de Klerk has signed a long-term contract extension with the club.
RugbyPass exclusively rev…
31 Dec, 5:00
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 11
Round 11 wrapped up Gallagher Premiership rugby for 2018 and it didn't disappoint, with Northampton Saints upsetting Exeter Chiefs…
Bristol stun bottom club Newcastle, Bath beat Tigers
Bristol Bears ended 2018 with a huge win over Newcastle Falcons, while Bath moved up to fifth with victory over Leicester Tigers.
30 Dec, 13:47
'Regardless of what the footage looks like I know that I have never spat on a player'
Harlequins say Dave Ward has "no case to answer" over allegations that he spat at a Wasps player at Twickenham, but he still faces…
30 Dec, 12:37
Varndell to be a Tiger once again
Wing duo Tom Varndell and Leonardo Sarto have agreed a move to Leicester Tigers.
30 Dec, 12:34
With attendances of just 3,000, London Irish's latest big play simply must pay off
It’s been Jingle Bells all the way over the holiday period for London Irish, the club experiencing a Happy Christmas like never …
30 Dec, 10:13
Harlequins and Dave Ward issue statement in wake of spitting controversy
Harlequins and Dave Ward have issued a statement in wake of the spitting controversy that marred yersterday's game with Wasps at T…
30 Dec, 7:36
Andy Goode brands Harlequins player an 'absolute coward' and Twitter row ensues
Former England international and RugbyPass columnist Andy Goode has branded a Harlequins player an "absolute coward" on Twitter.
Josh Beaumont pledges 'immediate' future to Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks have announced that Josh Beaumont is the latest member of the squad to extend his rugby career in the North West.
30 Dec, 5:48
Wasps are in a hole and what they need to do to get out of it - Andy Goode
Wasps are in a hole, let’s make no bones about it, but there’s no better time to press the reset button that New Year and I’…
Sale Sharks director Steve Diamond boils over in post-match fracas with media - reports
Sale Sharks Director of Rugby has reportedly been involved in an altercation with a journalist following his side's 30-15 away win…
29 Dec, 18:19
Watch: Faf de Klerk's juggling finish after Sale's 'dream team' of internationals combine
Sale Sharks and Springboks halfback Faf de Klerk finished an excellent movement sparked by a host of top internationals as Sale op…
29 Dec, 17:48
Saracens strike back to close the gap as Harlequins win at Twickenham
Calum Clark and David Strettle scored second-half tries as Saracens rallied to beat Worcester Warriors, while Harlequins held off …
29 Dec, 14:46
Rob Baxter admits booze-up cost Chiefs in brutally honest post-match interview
Exeter Chief's brutally honest post-match interview after his side lost to Northampton Saints has been lauded by Lawrence Dallagio…
29 Dec, 11:35
'I will struggle' - Four degrees later, Jamie Roberts pondering post-rugby life
Wales and Lions centre Jamie Roberts is pondering life post-rugby after a revealing interview with The Daily Telegraph.
28 Dec, 21:46
Watch: Northampton stun Exeter with sensational 80m try
Having suffered their first Premiership defeat of the season in their last away game, the Exeter Chiefs lost again at Northampton …
Mixed injury news for England duo ahead of Premiership matches
With Eddie Jones set to name his England squad for the Guinness Six Nations in mid-January, players are running out of time to pro…
28 Dec, 12:27
'I was seriously ill and battling for my life. At times I felt like just stopping'
Billy Vunipola has been told to put a nightmare year that has seen him break his arm three times behind him and regain confidence …
Pair put pen to paper for Northampton Saints
Two more players have committed their futures to Northampton Saints, by putting pen to paper on new deals which will see both play…
27 Dec, 6:22
Sale Sharks lock down homegrown talent Curry
Sale Sharks have been busy over the festive period securing the futures of some of their most prominent players and here is the la…
Raft of Premiership contracts handed out over festive period
Goodwill was not hard to find in the Gallagher Premiership this Christmas, as three clubs handed out new contracts to seven player…
Giant Wasps' crowd smashes club attendance record and gate receipt record
Wasps’ Christmas Cracker clash with Bath Rugby broke the record for a Wasps Christmas home game attendance as 31,626 people came…
24 Dec, 6:32
Owen Williams could be in hot water as compromising 'gouge' photo posted on Twitter
Gloucester flyhalf Owen Williams could be in hot water after Newcastle Falcons posted a image which appears to show the Welshman w…
24 Dec, 6:12
Bath win at Wasps to climb into top six
Bath are into the Premiership's top six after beating Wasps, while Gloucester won at Newcastle Falcons.
23 Dec, 14:49
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 10
A round-up of the top performers in Round 10 of the Gallagher Premiership as Exeter downed the champions and the East Midlands duo…
A bid to lure Le Roux away from Wasps has failed - reports
The Bulls have failed to sign Springbok fullback Willie le Roux from English club Wasps.
23 Dec, 7:36
Tigers and Worcester's Premiership Shield game cancelled just 2 hours before kick-off
Sunday’s Premiership Rugby Shield fixture between Worcester Cavaliers and Leicester Tigers Development XV has been postponed.
23 Dec, 7:11
Fijian star turns down Premiership offer
Fiji halfback Frank Lomani has turned down several suitors in favour of staying in his homeland.
22 Dec, 23:56
Solomons explains why Ben Te'o again didn't play for Worcester last night
Alan Solomons has defended the decision not to start Ben Te'o against Northampton Saints last night.
England centre Te’o was…
22 Dec, 10:52
Exeter captain Yeandle removed from team after falling ill overnight
Exeter Chiefs have been forced to make a change to their starting line-up ahead of today’s Gallagher Premiership clash with Sara…
22 Dec, 9:41
Malakai Fekitoa's move to Premiership 'now a certainty' - reports
Former All Black Malakai Fekitoa's move to the Premiership from Toulon is 'now a certainty' according to reports coming out of Fra…
22 Dec, 8:05
Saints thrash Worcester to go sixth
Cobus Reinach and Luther Burrell scored intercept tries and Dan Biggar had a good outing at the tee in a comfortable win for North…
21 Dec, 19:18
EPCR hit out at 'deficient' measures taken to prevent cancelled match and impose hefty punishment
Northampton Saints have found out the result of a misconduct complaint against their Challenge Cup opponents Timisoara Saracens fo…
21 Dec, 10:03
Can this Exeter team be the one to end Saracens 22-match unbeaten run
Exeter and Saracens square off in the Gallagher Premiership this weekend - first versus second, with just two points separating th…
21 Dec, 8:38
'Why was Danny Cipriani allowed to leave this club?'
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has questioned how Danny Cipriani was allowed to leave Wasps at the end of last season.
20 Dec, 14:08
Where and how each Premiership club should spend their £15 million windfall
An overview of what each club in the Gallagher Premiership could - and should - use the investment from CVC Capital Partners on, i…
EXCLUSIVE: Burger to leave Saracens
World Cup winner Schalk Burger today confirmed he is leaving Saracens at the end of the season and will head back to South Africa …
Tigers to sign their former defence coach who served six month ban for gambling on games
Leicester Tigers are set to fill their defence coach vacancy with a former employee of the club who served a six month ban for gam…
Cowan-Dickie transfer saga set to come to an end
Highly-sought after hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has been the subject of much speculation this season, but the England international h…
Premiership Rugby agrees to monster sale of shares to private equity firm
It has been announced that Premiership Rugby has agreed to a monster sale of its shares to a private equity firm.
Cipriani blow for Gloucester
Danny Cipriani's hopes of catching Eddie Jones' eye again before the Six Nations appear to be slim after he suffered an injury blo…
19 Dec, 13:21
How a French giant may have saved John Hardie's career
Scottish international John Hardie says he's grateful to French giants Clermont who took him in over the summer after being effect…
19 Dec, 12:37
Murphy must be given complete control at Tigers - Andy Goode
It’s taken long enough but now the ‘interim’ prefix has been removed from Geordan Murphy’s title at Leicester, he has to b…
The truth about coaching turnover in the rugby union
Job security as a professional rugby head coach in Europe isn’t quite as fragile as an English Premier League soccer manager.
19 Dec, 7:23
Ex-Wasps star Wade struggling with NFL transition
A switch from rugby union to American football has been tough for Christian Wade so far, he has revealed.
Exeter Chiefs vs Saracens: Composite XV
As second hosts first in the Gallagher Premiership this weekend, we pick our composite XV from Exeter Chiefs and Saracens. Will fo…
Defence coach next to tick off for Leicester Tigers
With Geordan Murphy confirmed as permanent head coach at Leicester Tigers, the club now have to find assistance in the form of a d…
Murphy confirmed as Leicester head coach
Geordan Murphy has been appointed head coach at Leicester Tigers after holding the position on an interim basis since the opening …
18 Dec, 11:20
Scotland internationals Horne and Weir lock down futures
Glasgow Warriors scrum half George Horne and Worcester Warriors outhalf Duncan Weir have both locked down their futures.
18 Dec, 9:35
It's confirmed - London Irish to leave Reading after 18 years
In a move that had been widely touted London Irish will leave Reading after 18 years playing at the Madejski Stadium.
18 Dec, 4:03
Leicester Tigers lack identity but there is a man who could give it to them
An eight-match losing streak has seen Leicester Tigers embroiled in a relegation battle in the Gallagher Premiership and all but o…
Leicester Tigers chairman releases statement as rumours spread about the planned club hotel
Leicester Tigers chairman Peter Tom has reassured supporters that no club resources are being diverted from the playing side to de…
16 Dec, 4:40
'If you want security you'd never be a rugby coach' - Chris Boyd opens up about 'ruthless' northern hemisphere
Northampton head coach Chris Boyd has shed light into the ruthless nature of coaching in the northern hemisphere.
14 Dec, 22:43
Welcome injury news for England duo
Two England players who picked up injuries during the November internationals are due to make their returns to action this weekend…
14 Dec, 7:11
Bath eyeing up another English-qualified prop
In addition to their reported interest in Lewis Boyce, Bath are set to swoop for another English front rower, as clubs smell blood…
"They're ruining the game." - The Rugby Pod on players' ever-increasing wages
The Rugby Pod has some strong words on the ever-increasing player wages in English rugby.
Franco Mostert to be unleashed against Exeter Chiefs on first start
The South African star will finally get his first chance to start for Gloucester this weekend against Exeter Chiefs
13 Dec, 7:34
The 3 young players who could change everything for England in 2019
We take a look at three of England's brightest sparks who could hold the key for England's success in 2019.
EXCLUSIVE: 'The Springboks have only reached 50 per cent of where we need to be' - Faf de Klerk
Faf de Klerk started this year exiled from test rugby, but will head into 2019 as one of South Africa’s most important weapons a…
12 Dec, 14:00
Watch: Sale sign 'big, dynamic' Russian international prop with pace to burn
Sale Sharks have signed pacy Russian loosehead prop Valery Morozov from Enesei-STM.
12 Dec, 7:12
Leicester looking to Leinster for 2019/20 reinforcements - reports
Leicester Tigers are reportedly looking at reinforcements in Dublin, with the side from the East Midlands at risk of losing severa…
Newcastle Falcons forced to turn to converted lock to answer prop crisis
Newcastle Falcons have been dealing with an unprecedented crisis at prop, with three of their tightheads out injured.
11 Dec, 8:58
Trio of clubs ready to swoop for Ben Te'o
As Ben Te'o plays out the last season of his current deal with Worcester Warriors, a number of clubs are ready to make him another…
McCall expects Itoje to be fit for the Six Nations
England lock Marto Itoje will be fit in time for the Six Nations, despite his recent knee injury, according to Saracens boss Mark …
09 Dec, 15:36
'If there was an award for a headline with the least foundation, this would be it'
A sensational report linking Harlequins Head of Rugby Paul Gustard with a move to the embattled Leicester Tigers has been widely d…
09 Dec, 10:49
A clear favourite to lure Josh Adams back to Wales has emerged - reports
Worcester Warriors Josh Adams future lies back in Wales, and it appears a clear favourite has emerged in the bid to sign him.
'It's not all glitz and glamour' - Sopoaga opens up about tough transition to Wasps
Former All Black Liam Sopoaga has admitted his struggles since relocating to England with a hefty price tag and big expectations t…
08 Dec, 18:12
Watch: Thief in the night Jordan Larmour snatches match-defining intercept
Leinster young gun Jordan Larmour came up with a decisive intercept at the Rec to propel the defending champions of Europe to a ti…
08 Dec, 16:36
Watch: Cheslin Kolbe produces 60-metre stunner to burn Wasps in one play
The hot-stepping wing ripped open Wasps in one phase on a simple first receiver carry from the scrum, bouncing off the first defen…
08 Dec, 15:57
Leicester Tigers have received a fresh injury blow.
08 Dec, 7:07
'This is a massive call that will dictate what happens for the next 25 years in English rugby'
An in-depth interview with Ealing Trailfinders director of rugby Ben Ward on the rumours of ringfencing, Ealing's ambitious academ…
Could South African stars be eyeing up moves to top English clubs?
The Rugby Pod speak about potential transfers that could suit some of the top English clubs.
Saracens suffer Maro Itoje injury blow and set Billy Vunipola return date
Saracens have suffered a blow with the news that their England lock Maro Itoje is set for a spell on the sidelines.
07 Dec, 7:44
Wasps crisis deepens - further names set to be added to the list departing club
Things are going from bad to worse at Wasps, with several more players set to depart the Coventry-based club at the end of this se…
RugbyPass Exceptional Stories: Henry Fraser
At 17-years-old Henry Fraser was a senior prefect with full colours at the prestigious Dulwich College.
Following in the foots…
Record Premiership appearance holder Wigglesworth clarifies future
35-year-old Saracens scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth, who is the Premiership's record appearance maker, has clarified his future b…
06 Dec, 4:23
Wasps to lose trio of superstars - reports
Wasps Rugby are lined up to lose three of their biggest stars by the end of the season.
Rumoured financial difficulties at the…
05 Dec, 13:31
Powerhouse England age grade centre Ollie Lawrence signs his first senior contract
Warriors have secured England age-grade centre Ollie Lawrence on a first-team contract.
The highly-rated 19-year-old has impres…
05 Dec, 9:51
'It was not his fault' - England's Ben Te'o returns to New Zealand despite playing just 33 minutes for Worcester this season
England centre Ben Te’o has been allowed to return to New Zealand despite making just one replacement appearance for Worcester W…
'Suddenly people want something to happen now. Well, no, that's not how it works'
RFU interim chief executive Nigel Melville does not believe scrapping relegation from the Premiership in the near future is a viab…
Eastmond and Pennell pick up bans
Kyle Eastmond and Chris Pennell appeared before an independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday after being cited following last week…
04 Dec, 15:29
Andy Goode: Ring fence the Premiership? I'm 100 per cent against it
It’s hardly surprising that more owners of Premiership clubs appear to be keen on ending relegation now that so many teams are a…
Stick or twist for the Premiership's bottom seven in Europe?
A brief look at the Gallagher Premiership's bottom seven and whether they would be better served by turning their backs on Europe …
England backrow Ted Hill gets reward for remarkable breakthrough season
New England backrow Ted Hill has been rewarded after his impressive breakthrough season with club and country.
04 Dec, 9:29
'There will be no relegation' - club owner outlines reasons why Premiership will get rid of drop
With just four points separating bottom club Newcastle from sixth placed Bath, Premiership clubs are vocalising their determinatio…
Club-by-club players to watch in the Premiership U18 Academy league
A club-by-club look at the top talents about to set the U18 Premiership Academy league alight, all of whom will be keen to put dow…
Eastmond and Pennell cited
Two players have been cited by the RFU followed this weekend's Premiership action.
03 Dec, 11:10
Murphy 'embarrassed' by Bears thrashing
Leicester Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said he's 'embarrassed' by the thrashing his side endured at the hands of the Bristol B…
03 Dec, 7:11
Harlequins' new identity is beginning to emerge under Gustard
A brief look at Harlequins' impressive 28-26 victory over Exeter Chiefs on Friday night and the identity they are beginning to dev…
EXCLUSIVE: 'We are not the sick man of English rugby'
Nick Eastwood denies Wasps are the sick man of English rugby, weighed down by more than £50m of debt after their ground breaking …
Kiwis in Europe: Northampton's Kiwi contingent not enough to topple bottom-dwellers
A total of 83 Kiwis took part in the weekend's northern hemisphere action, with a strong Northampton side falling to bottom-dwelli…
02 Dec, 17:21
Sale off the bottom but Bath battle back to secure draw
A low-scoring draw at Bath was enough to lift Sale Sharks back off the bottom of the table, although they were frustrated after le…
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 9
A round-up of the top performers in the Gallagher Premiership this past weekend, including a bundle of tries from Ollie Thorley, C…
Kyle Eastmond's red card 'killed us' says Leicester coach Geordan Murphy
The Tigers were forced to play with 14-men for the majority of the match after centre Kyle Eastmond was red-carded for a high shot…
01 Dec, 15:40
Sarries go nine from nine
Defending champions Saracens have won each of their opening nine Premiership fixtures as they stayed perfect by beating Wasps 29-6…
01 Dec, 13:57
Bristol Bears have put a big score on Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers have been handed a heavy beating away to the Bristol Bears, with former Tiger's hooker Harry Thacker scoring two …
01 Dec, 11:04
Liam Williams withdrawn by Saracens just an hour before kick-off
There's been more injury woe for Wales flyer Liam Williams.
01 Dec, 9:56
The four clubs fighting for Luke Cowan-Dickie and what salary they'll probably get him for
Four clubs are competing for the signature of England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie.
The huge implications for English rugby posed by Brexit that no one is talking about it
A look at the prospective effects of Brexit on the eligibility of players within the Gallagher Premiership, as well as a worrying …
Quins end Exeter's unbeaten start
Harlequins won an entertaining encounter with Exeter Chiefs to hand them their first defeat of the Premiership season.
30 Nov, 18:56
Sale reveal Ashton return date
Sale have given an update on Chris Ashton following the calf injury which he sustained in England's 35-15 November Test win agains…
30 Nov, 7:01
CVC cash must go towards sustainability, not players' wages - Andy Goode
The cash injection from the proposed sale of a minority stake in Premiership Rugby to private equity firm CVC must go towards maki…
Premiership and PRO 14 players who thrived domestically in November
A look at the squad players and youngsters who made the most of opportunities that came their way during the recent international …
'I've grown up at the club... since I was 13, and it's good to know I'm here for at another two years'
Northampton Saints centre Fraser Dingwall has put pen to paper on his first senior contract at Franklin’s Gardens.
28 Nov, 11:25
Injured Nowell faces a race against time for England
Jack Nowell is in a race against time to even be considered for England's Six Nations after is was revealed that winger is set to …
28 Nov, 10:48
35-year-old Wilson returns to Bath after six months away from club
Bath Rugby have announced the re-signing of James Wilson.
The utility back made 20 appearances in Blue, Black and White in the …
28 Nov, 10:39
What's really going on at Wasps - Rugby Insider
Rugby Insiders are submissions from people in the know at clubs and throughout the rugby world. For various reasons, they have dec…
28 Nov, 7:23
EXCLUSIVE: Premiership Rugby Ltd agrees multi-million pound deal with CVC to sell stake
Just a few months after rejecting a £275million deal for a 50% stake, Premiership bosses have negotiated a new bumper deal with f…
Bath set to beat Wasps to the signature of promising loosehead from Premiership rivals
Having lost Nick Auterac to Harlequins in the summer, Bath have been left short at loosehead following the injury to Beno Obano an…
Luke Cowan-Dickie inching closer to Exeter exit
Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie could be on his way out the door at the Devon club, with two Gallagher Premiership rivals p…
Sarries hold off Tigers fightback despite double yellow card
Leicester Tigers almost took advantage of Saracens' ill-disciplined display, but fell short in a Premiership cracker at Welford Ro…
25 Nov, 14:01
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 8
A round-up of the top performing players in Round 8 of the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership season, which included a 16-minute hat-tr…
Chiefs stay perfect, Wasps hold on despite Thacker hat-trick
There were wins in the Premiership on Saturday for Exeter, Sale and Wasps, the latter triumphing despite a stunning Bristol fightb…
24 Nov, 10:54
Forget 'finishers' - Harlequins have come up with a new name for the replacements bench
When the RFU started to refer to those named on the replacements bench as 'finishers' it drew a collective groan in a sport that's…
Worcester hooker Singleton nearing London return and potential England calll
Worcester Warriors could be set to lose one of their top prospects in the summer, as Jack Singleton inches closer to a move to a m…
Falcons sink Bath to climb off bottom
There were Premiership wins for Newcastle Falcons and Worcester Warriors on Friday, with the former moving off the foot of the tab…
23 Nov, 22:37
Saracens appoint former England lock as 'Head of Player Recruitment'
Saracens have announced that the club has appointed Nick Kennedy as Head of Player Recruitment.
The 36-year-old had previously …
22 Nov, 12:53
Twenty stone Ireland international signs for Newcastle Falcons
Ulster prop Rodney Ah You has added his vast experience to Newcastle Falcons' propping ranks, joining the club with immediate effe…
19 Nov, 7:25
Huw Jones in 'advanced talks' with Premiership heavyweight
Scotland and Glasgow Warriors centre Huw Jones looks set to be the next Scottish star to move south in search of a lucrative Premi…
19 Nov, 4:36
Video: Last-gasp Exeter penalty try shatters Bristol
Bristol led Exeter by 14 points in the second half, but Rob Baxter's side snatched a dramatic victory in time added on.
18 Nov, 14:26
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 7
A collection of the top performing players from the seventh round of the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership season, including a scintil…
Sarries leave it late to down Sale, Bath and Saints win
Teenage lock Joel Kpoku came off the bench to give Saracens a seventh Premiership wins out of seven, which put them back at the su…
17 Nov, 16:58
Wasps' winless run continues as giant Wallaby wing dominates midland's derby
A stunning individual display from Taqele Naiyaravoro helped Northampton Saints earn a deserved bonus point victory over Midlands …
17 Nov, 12:04
Cipriani-inspired Gloucester thrash Tigers
Gloucester had Danny Cipriani back from a ban and the fly-half was instrumental in their bonus-point 36-13 win over Leicester Tige…
16 Nov, 22:45
Chris Wyles makes shock return to Saracens
Chris Wyles has temporarily come out of retirement and goes straight into contention to face Sale Sharks on Saturday.
15 Nov, 10:15
The Exeter Chiefs recruitment of Stuart Hogg is a brilliant power play
The signing of Scotland’s fullback Stuart Hogg by the Exeter Chiefs on a two-year deal brings a sense of excitement and anticipa…
World Rugby respond to query over Mostert dispute
It appears that Springbok second row Franco Mostert's impasse over his move to Gloucester Rugby is showing now signs of ending.
13 Nov, 11:31
Anthony Watson makes decision on future
After months of speculation Anthony Watson has finally made a decision on his future. The England back has been pursued by a host …
13 Nov, 10:18
Why Stuart Hogg had to leave Scotland and the reasons Exeter Chiefs are the perfect match
The smart money was always on Stuart Hogg leaving Glasgow this summer and the Sunday morning press release killed any lingering ho…
Haskell forced to have surgery
Northampton's injury crisis is showing no signs of abating - James Haskell is the latest to be forced to go under the knife.
13 Nov, 8:22
Italy international Campagnaro's new Premiership club confirmed
Exeter Chiefs agreed to release Michele Campagnaro from his playing contract with the Gallagher Premiership club from October 31, …
13 Nov, 5:14
Hogg seals Premiership move
Stuart Hogg, who announced his departure from Glasgow Warriors at the weekend, has confirmed his move to the Gallagher Premiership…
13 Nov, 4:10
Dan and Jean-Luc du Preez set for short-term Premiership stints - reports
Young Springbok back rowers Jean-Luc and Dan du Preez are set to sign short-term contracts in the Gallagher Premiership, according…
Northampton lock down promising England U20 prop Painter
Northampton Saints have confirmed that Ehren Painter has penned his first senior contract with the club.
The 20-year-old tighth…
06 Nov, 7:28
Springboks give update on De Klerk
The Springboks take on France in their second November test on Saturday, as they look to bounce back from their agonising 12-11 de…
05 Nov, 7:33
Stormers lock Van Zyl moves to Premiership
Stormers and Western Province player Chris van Zyl has sealed a move to the Premiership.
05 Nov, 5:40
Is Wade right that English rugby is obsessed by size?
A look at the international squads picked this weekend and whether or not they back up Christian Wade's claims that English rugby …
Saracens sign Samoan international prop
With the international window upon them, Saracens have moved to bolster their ranks over the coming months.
02 Nov, 6:09
Exclusive: Wasps pushing hard for two English front rowers to bolster their ranks
Gallagher Premiership side Wasps are looking to make additions at loosehead and hooker and have targeted two key individuals to he…
Springbok Jaco Kriel's injury nightmare nearing its end
Jaco Kriel's injury hell is almost over with the flanker's debut for his new club Gloucester drawing closer.
Kriel dislocated h…
01 Nov, 9:53
Ex-Northampton and England Under 20 international Elliott moves to PRO14
Former Northampton centre Jamie Elliott, who spent 8 seasons at Franklin's Gardens, is moving to the PRO14.
His Premiership st…
01 Nov, 9:13
Lozowski has ban extended
After weeks of dispute and confusion, England centre Alex Lozowski has finally had confirmation of his punishment.
01 Nov, 6:22
Referee to make history in Wasps v Northampton Saints
Sara Cox will take charge as Wasps face Northampton Saints, becoming the first female referee in the Premiership Rugby Cup.
31 Oct, 17:30
World's highest paid player moves a step closer to his long-awaited debut
Reportedly rugby's highest paid player, Bristol Bears haven't had much bang for their buck so far from Charles Piutau.
31 Oct, 10:41
'Close to creaking' Northampton backline hit with a 5th major injury
Northampton's horror run of injuries to their backline is showing no signs of abating.
Only last week Harry Mallinder was ruled…
30 Oct, 12:11
Why Mostert's Gloucester move gets a step closer despite opposition in South Africa
Gloucester faced a late challenge from the Lions over the signing of Franco Mostert, but some positive news for the Cherry and Whi…
Sharks' Currie Cup winning flyhalf Du Preez moves to Premiership
Just days after scoring a penalty and two conversions to help the Sharks beat Western Province 17-12 in the Currie Cup final, Robe…
29 Oct, 12:50
Saracens hooker Christopher Tolofua heading back to the Top 14
France international Christopher Tolofua has called time on his time in the Gallagher Premiership and will leave Saracens at the e…
'I'm going to be starting my training regime literally next week' - Wade to use back door into NFL
Christian Wade will pursue a career in the NFL after retiring from rugby union at the age of 27 earlier this week.
28 Oct, 10:52
Worcester's Jono Lance has broken his back
Worcester Warriors have revealed that flyhalf Jono Lance has broken his back.
The Warriors playmaker saw a specialist this wee…
27 Oct, 6:33
Extended Premiership season could have damaging mental impact – Andy Goode
Premiership Rugby’s new season structure has been packaged as a progressive move to improve player welfare but it could have a d…
Is the Premiership Cup fit for purpose? A XV of players whose selection would suggest it is...
A XV of budding stars whose selection in the Premiership Cup over the next couple of weeks would show that the competition is stil…
Reports: Banned England star set to leave club
After confirming the loss of star winger Christian Wade on Wednesday, Premiership side Wasps look set to lose another marquee play…
24 Oct, 19:50
Danny Cipriani banned as controversial red card decision upheld
Gloucester outhalf Danny Cipriani has been suspended following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Paris today following his re…
24 Oct, 12:56
Exeter Chiefs have just released Campagnaro from his contract
Speculation is mounting as news breaks that Michele Campagnaro has been released by Exeter Chiefs.
Exeter Chiefs have agreed t…
24 Oct, 11:58
The market for outside centres to become bloodbath as four English club giants compete for talent
Having been a problem position for England for a decade, the amount of talent available at the 13 position in English rugby has ri…
Saracens to splash £23million to see stadium 'transformed'
Saracens this morning announced it has been granted planning permission and secured funding in partnership with Barnet Council to …
24 Oct, 4:46
The Lab: A banana kick trick-play to hit a winger’s blind spot
Taking inspiration from Tony Brown’s playbook, this trick play would be a great change-up and offer huge reward by targetting a …
'It's hard to argue that that isn't a very, very attractive time of year to be playing in'
Following the announcement of the key welfare and calendar changes to the English domestic game, Premiership Rugby chief Mark McCa…
12 major player welfare changes to come into force in England including in-season breaks
English rugby will have a major overhaul with the introduction of guaranteed in-season breaks for players as part of the struc…
23 Oct, 9:09
Harry Mallinder out for rest of the season
Northampton have been dealt a massive injury blow with confirmation that Harry Mallinder likely to be out for the remainder of the…
23 Oct, 8:43
Wade's NFL dream may have come too late
The rugby world was riveted last week as stories emerged that Wasps and England wing Christian Wade would be quitting the sport to…
Watch: Newcastle Falcons pile on 39 phases to stun another French giant
A stunning attacking effort in over time has captured the Falcons second major victory in as many weeks in the Heineken Champions …
21 Oct, 23:36
Watch: Joey Carbery pulls out sublime behind-the-back pass during surgical second-half performance
Munster's outhalf Joey Carbery put on a surgical performance against Gloucester at Thomond Park, slicing up the visitors by scori…
20 Oct, 22:34
Dai Young breaks silence on Wade NFL speculation
Christian Wade has been heavily linked with a career switch to the NFL, but Wasps boss Dai Young insists for now it is mere specul…
20 Oct, 14:50
Chris Ashton marks return from 7 week ban in style against Connacht
European club rugby's all-time record try scorer, Chris Ashton, made his competitive debut for Sale Sharks in the Challenge Cup to…
20 Oct, 14:06
EXCLUSIVE: 'It is so hard' - Gridiron crossover star issues reality check for NFL bound Wade
A USA sevens star who moved from American Football to rugby union, has warned Christian Wade he faces one of sport’s toughest ch…
Lawes hailed as 'world class' as he pens new Northampton deal
Courtney Lawes has signed a contract extension with Northampton Saints.
Lawes is the club’s second-longest serving player hav…
19 Oct, 5:39
All Black Fekitoa has reportedly sealed Premiership move
Malakai Fekitoa is set for a sensational switch to the Premiership.
The 24-times capped World Cup-winning All Black is to leave…
19 Oct, 4:28
Star Wasps winger reportedly set for code switch
Wasps and England wing Christian Wade has reportedly decided to pursue an American football career in the NFL.
18 Oct, 18:28
Mako Vunipola will miss all of England's November Tests
Mako Vunipola has a calf injury and has joined his brother, Billy, in being ruled out of England's November internationals.
17 Oct, 12:27
George Smith's Bristol Bears contract has gone from short to long
George Smith has extended his stay with Bristol Bears for the remainder of the Gallagher Premiership campaign.
17 Oct, 12:22
Francois Louw's club future is anything but clear - reports
Francois Louw's future at Bath Rugby seems anything but clear, with the club admitting they've yet to make a decision on the Sprin…
17 Oct, 11:17
Harlequins and England suffer Robshaw injury blow
Harlequins have revealed that England backrow Chris Robshaw has had surgery on a knee injury sustained in the 25-20 defeat to Sara…
16 Oct, 13:15
There's a new Wilkinson in town and he's set to don the 10 jersey
The injury of AJ MacGinty has Sale Sharks reeling, but do they need to look elsewhere for a medical joker or is the solution to th…
Saracens reveal extent of Billy Vunipola injury
Saracens and England have been dealt a blow with the new that Billy Vunipola is set for another extended absence after his arm bre…
15 Oct, 11:21
Sale Sharks injury woes continue... now AJ MacGinty out for lengthy spell
Sale Sharks have had more injury woe with news that AJ MacGinty will be out for a lengthy spell.
The flyhalf originally injured…
15 Oct, 7:25
England’s elite stumble in Champions Cup yet again and why it’s time to act
With Bath, Wasps and Leicester Tigers all falling to demoralising European losses, and Exeter Chiefs held to a draw on their own p…
Steven Luatua: 'Sometimes the decision is made for you'
Bristol flanker and former All Black Steven Luatua has shed light on the decision to shift to Europe near the peak of his rugby ca…
12 Oct, 21:08
McGuigan carries Sale past 14-man Perpignan
An early Perpignan red card ultimately allowed Sale Sharks to cruise to a comfortable victory, inspired by Byron McGuigan.
EXCLUSIVE: True extent of Launchbury absence revealed and it's not good news for England
England have suffered another shattering blow with Wasps captain Joe Launchbury ruled out for a lengthy period after opting for su…
Lima Sopoaga: 'I'm not just playing for myself over here'
The decision to leave the All Blacks dream behind in favour of a lucrative Premiership contract wasn't easy for Lima Sopoaga.
11 Oct, 19:45
The truth behind Joe Launchbury's latest omission as Wasps' lose three players
Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson will have ankle surgery that will rule him out of England’s November test matches and it is looking …
11 Oct, 10:07
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