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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…
Alex Shaw
17 Feb, 3:46
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…
Online Editors
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 - …
Online Editors
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.
Josh Raisey
16 Feb, 5:20
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.
Peter Thompson
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
15 Feb, 12:28
'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…
Liam Heagney
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Liam Heagney
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 -…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
14 Feb, 4:14
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
12 Feb, 9:42
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…
Online Editors
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 …
Josh Raisey
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Peter Hanson
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…
Josh Raisey
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.
Online Editors
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…
Chris Jones
06 Feb, 7:58
'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.
Online Editors
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 …
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
05 Feb, 11:22
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…
Online Editors
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'.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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 …
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Alex Shaw
29 Jan, 11:39
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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 …
Liam Heagney
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
27 Jan, 4:42
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. G…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
25 Jan, 8:13
Joseph ends speculation over future with new Bath deal
Bath Rugby have agreed a new contract with Jonathan Joseph.
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
24 Jan, 7:15
Launchbury moves step closer to Sale switch
Joe Launchbury's proposed departure from Wasps to Gallagher Premiership rivals Sale appears to be gathering pace.
Online Editors
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.…
Ian Cameron
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.
Online Editors
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 …
Ian Cameron
23 Jan, 5:02
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…
Alex Shaw
22 Jan, 6:51
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…
Alex Shaw
22 Jan, 5:34
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
21 Jan, 6:27
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.
Harry West
20 Jan, 21:09
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…
Online Editors
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 …
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
17 Jan, 11:14
Wasps sign 23-year-old Exeter Chiefs prop
Wasps have announced the signing of promising Exeter Chiefs tighthead prop Jack Owlett.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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 …
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
16 Jan, 13:39
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…
Alex Shaw
16 Jan, 7:38
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
15 Jan, 9:24
'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.
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
15 Jan, 7:48
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
14 Jan, 7:09
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…
Alex Shaw
14 Jan, 4:09
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Peter Thompson
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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.
Ben Spratt
10 Jan, 15:54
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…
Liam Heagney
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…
Chris Jones
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…
Alex Shaw
10 Jan, 9:26
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…
Alex Shaw
10 Jan, 8:35
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…
Ian Cameron
09 Jan, 6:18
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. Joseph …
Online Editors
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…
Ben Smith
08 Jan, 23:46
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Nathaniel Cope
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Andy Goode
07 Jan, 10:21
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 …
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
07 Jan, 4:40
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…
Ben Smith
07 Jan, 2:57
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.
Peter Thompson
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…
Alex Shaw
06 Jan, 12:49
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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 …
Online Editors
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.
Nicholas McGee
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…
Ian Cameron
05 Jan, 9:33
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.
Alex Fisher
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
04 Jan, 6:06
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…
Liam Blackburn
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. …
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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 …
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Ben Smith
02 Jan, 22:47
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
02 Jan, 11:57
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 …
Alex Shaw
02 Jan, 6:49
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
02 Jan, 3:49
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…
Liam Heagney
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 …
Ian Cameron
31 Dec, 8:01
'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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
30 Dec, 14:15
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.
Peter Thompson
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…
Peter Thompson
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.
Online Editors
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 …
Liam Heagney
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…
Online Editors
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. …
Ian Cameron
30 Dec, 6:18
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.
Online Editors
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’…
Andy Goode
30 Dec, 5:34
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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 …
Rob Lancaster
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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 …
Ben Spratt
28 Dec, 18:10
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…
Online Editors
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 …
Chris Jones
27 Dec, 7:21
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
27 Dec, 5:15
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…
Alex Shaw
26 Dec, 5:57
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Jack Davies
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…
Alex Shaw
23 Dec, 14:48
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.
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Peter Thompson
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…
Online Editors
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…
Nathaniel Cope
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.
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
20 Dec, 10:44
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 …
Chris Jones
20 Dec, 7:47
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…
Ian Cameron
20 Dec, 6:59
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…
Alex Shaw
20 Dec, 4:34
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.
Harry West
19 Dec, 20:06
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…
Peter Thompson
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…
Ian Cameron
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…
Andy Goode
19 Dec, 8:25
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. …
Liam Heagney
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.
Ben Spratt
19 Dec, 5:54
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…
Alex Shaw
19 Dec, 5:25
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…
Alex Shaw
18 Dec, 12:10
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 …
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
17 Dec, 13:33
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
13 Dec, 12:58
"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.
Rugby Pod
13 Dec, 9:20
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
Online Editors
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.
Tom Parker
13 Dec, 7:06
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…
Chris Jones
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.
Nathaniel Cope
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…
Alex Shaw
12 Dec, 4:23
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.
Nathaniel Cope
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…
Alex Shaw
10 Dec, 5:49
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 …
Alex Fisher
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…
Online Editors
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. …
Ian Cameron
09 Dec, 9:59
'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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
08 Dec, 15:57
Youngs out until 2019
Leicester Tigers have received a fresh injury blow.
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
08 Dec, 4:40
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.
Rugby Pod
07 Dec, 12:27
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.
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
06 Dec, 15:03
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…
06 Dec, 13:46
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Chris Jones
05 Dec, 7:26
'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…
Harry West
05 Dec, 4:24
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…
Online Editors
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…
Andy Goode
04 Dec, 13:13
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 …
Alex Shaw
04 Dec, 12:23
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.
Online Editors
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…
Chris Jones
04 Dec, 5:58
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…
Alex Shaw
03 Dec, 13:50
Eastmond and Pennell cited
Two players have been cited by the RFU followed this weekend's Premiership action.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
03 Dec, 6:15
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 …
Chris Jones
03 Dec, 4:37
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…
Campbell Burnes
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…
Ben Spratt
02 Dec, 14:22
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…
Alex Shaw
02 Dec, 12:16
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…
Online Editors
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…
Liam Blackburn
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 …
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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.
Ian Cameron
01 Dec, 6:17
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 …
Alex Shaw
01 Dec, 4:35
Quins end Exeter's unbeaten start
Harlequins won an entertaining encounter with Exeter Chiefs to hand them their first defeat of the Premiership season.
Nicholas McGee
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…
Nathaniel Cope
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…
Andy Goode
30 Nov, 4:15
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 …
Alex Shaw
29 Nov, 9:20
'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.
Online Editors
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 …
Online Editors
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 …
Online Editors
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…
Rugby Insider
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…
Chris Jones
27 Nov, 7:33
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…
Alex Shaw
27 Nov, 5:08
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…
Alex Shaw
26 Nov, 5:36
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…
Peter Hanson
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…
Alex Shaw
25 Nov, 12:25
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…
Christopher Devine
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…
Ian Cameron
24 Nov, 7:43
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…
Alex Shaw
24 Nov, 4:21
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…
Christopher Devine
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 …
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Peter Thompson
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…
Alex Shaw
18 Nov, 12:26
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…
Peter Thompson
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 …
Online Editors
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…
Liam Blackburn
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. The 35-ye…
Online Editors
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…
Ben Smith
15 Nov, 1:01
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.
Online Editors
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 …
Online Editors
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…
Jamie Lyall
13 Nov, 9:32
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.
Online Editors
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, …
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
12 Nov, 4:32
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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 …
Alex Shaw
03 Nov, 7:13
Saracens sign Samoan international prop
With the international window upon them, Saracens have moved to bolster their ranks over the coming months.
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
02 Nov, 4:50
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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. Lozowski ini…
Online Editors
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.
Nicholas McGee
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. The full…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
30 Oct, 7:12
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
29 Oct, 8:35
'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.
Liam Blackburn
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…
Online Editors
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…
Andy Goode
26 Oct, 22:45
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…
Alex Shaw
25 Oct, 16:14
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
24 Oct, 5:19
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 …
Online Editors
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 …
Ben Smith
23 Oct, 21:21
'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…
Nick Heath
23 Oct, 12:55
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
22 Oct, 14:37
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 …
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Peter Hanson
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…
Online Editors
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…
Chris Jones
20 Oct, 6:32
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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.
Online Editors
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.
Liam Blackburn
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.
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
15 Oct, 13:50
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…
Chris Jones
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…
Online Editors
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…
Alex Shaw
15 Oct, 6:08
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…
Online Editors
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.
Ben Spratt
12 Oct, 18:45
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…
Chris Jones
12 Oct, 4:21
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.
Online Editors
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 …
Chris Jones
11 Oct, 10:07
Henry Trinder on living with Cipriani, Whats App and the last thing Eddie Jones said to him - Big Jim's Big Interview
Following on from his chat with Ed Slater last week, Jim Hamilton doubles down on his Gloucester connections this week, sitting do…
Jim Hamilton
11 Oct, 9:32
Could Siya Kolisi be moving to England? - The Rugby Pod talk transfer rumours
The Rugby Pod have some big transfer talk on this weeks edition of "The Rumour Mill".
Rugby Pod
10 Oct, 14:38
Transfers - Bath and Munster hold on to stars as Ospreys sign South African centre on short-term deal
It's been a busy morning on the transfer markets, as both Bath and Munster have revealed that they have held on to two of their bi…
Online Editors
10 Oct, 8:42
The Welsh seven open to donning the Red Rose?
Exiled Welshman Sam Lewis has been excelling for Worcester Warriors over the last 12 months and has yet to receive a call-up from …
Alex Shaw
10 Oct, 5:36
Faletau 'will be gutted' by injury according to teammate Roberts
Bath and Wales centre Jamie Roberts expressed sympathy for Taulupe Faletau while offering an update on his own fitness.
Jack Davies
10 Oct, 0:25
Bristol eyeing ex-All Black flanker as replacement for Luatua - reports
Ex-All Black loose forward Victor Vito is a target for Premiership club Bristol Bears, who is coming off contract with La Rochelle…
Online Editors
09 Oct, 16:48
Wales and Bath suffer major Faletau blow
Wales and Bath have suffered a major blow with Bath confirming that Taulupe Faletau has broken his arm. He picked up the injury…
Online Editors
09 Oct, 11:25
3-time Premiership winner du Plessis moving to PRO14
Three-time Premiership and two-time Champions Cup winner Petrus du Plessis is leaving London Irish. The South African spent a h…
Online Editors
09 Oct, 7:13
Marland Yarde's worst injury fears confirmed
Marland Yarde’s hopes of breaking into the England squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup have suffered a major setback.
Chris Jones
09 Oct, 6:34
Former Wasps and Leicester prop Bristow returning to Premiership
Former Wasps, Leicester Tiger and London Welsh prop Tom Bristow is returning to the Premiership after a stint with French club Nar…
Online Editors
09 Oct, 6:15
EXCLUSIVE: 'I want to make it clear that no one broke any trust or created any animosity'
Dai Young is adamant his relationship with Willie le Roux has not been affected by the Springbok fullback’s international renais…
Chris Jones
08 Oct, 10:37
Wasps set to welcome back 4 key men ahead of test with Leinster
Wasps are set to welcome back a number of key individuals when they open up the Heineken Champions Cup on Friday night away to Lei…
Alex Shaw
08 Oct, 8:53
Analysis: What Harlequins need to do to maximise their most valuable asset, Marcus Smith
If they continue down this same way, they will fail to see how good things could be. If they expand his role and put the pieces in…
Ben Smith
08 Oct, 4:21
Blackadder: Kiwis 'want to be better'
Former All Blacks lock Todd Blackadder believes that discipline and competitiveness come easier to New Zealanders than the English…
Online Editors
07 Oct, 19:28
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 6
The weekly round-up of the top performers in the Gallagher Premiership, featuring the likes of Billy Vunipola, Danny Cipriani and …
Alex Shaw
07 Oct, 14:55
Bristol Bears suffer their first true hammering of the Premiership season
Bristol Bears have fallen to their first heavy defeat of the season.
Online Editors
07 Oct, 13:26
Sarries and Tigers claim derby wins, Cipriani stings Wasps
Saracens are level with Exeter at the top of the Premiership after fighting back to beat Harlequins.
Peter Thompson
06 Oct, 19:53
The results are in on a scan taken of Jonny May's worrying shoulder injury
Leicester Tigers have issued an update following a worrying injury to England ace Jonny May early in their derby day victory over …
Ian Cameron
06 Oct, 15:23
James O'Connor eyes Wallaby jumper as he prepares for injury return
James O'Connor has again reiterated his desire to win back a Wallabies jumper.
Online Editors
06 Oct, 0:55
Ruthless Chiefs maintain 100 per cent record at Bath
Exeter Chiefs made it six wins out of six in the Premiership after scoring three tries in quick succession in the second half.
Peter Thompson
05 Oct, 19:01
Exeter remain upbeat despite injury losses
With the season just five games in Exeter appear to be in a prime position to launch an assault on the Premiership despite recent …
Online Editors
05 Oct, 13:42
Family give update after former England and Bath forward Ojomoh suffers stroke
Former England and Bath prop Steve Ojomoh has suffered a stroke.
Online Editors
05 Oct, 6:44
It's time to take back the monstrous power bestowed on TMOs
Perhaps surprisingly, given that professionalism is now into its third decade, rugby’s law makers currently face an unusually le…
Paul Smith
05 Oct, 5:58
Galarza leaves Gloucester with immediate effect
Mariano Galarza has been released by Gloucester and is set to move to France in order to obtain regular first XV rugby.
Alex Shaw
05 Oct, 3:26
There are lots of stories like Rob Horne's that people don’t hear about – Andy Goode
Australians don’t normally get a warm welcome at Twickenham but Rob Horne is guaranteed one on Saturday and hopefully it will al…
Andy Goode
04 Oct, 6:44
Exeter and England suffer injury blow as Simmonds' long-term layoff confirmed
Sam Simmonds will be forced to sit on the sidelines until well into 2019 after suffering a serious knee injury.
Russell Greaves
03 Oct, 21:55
'I’m building my capacity and I’m in a good, positive headspace' - Big Jim's Big Interview: Rob Horne
Northampton Saints play host to Leicester Tigers at Twickenham this weekend, in a match that is not only a fiery East Midlands der…
Jim Hamilton
03 Oct, 11:52
EXCLUSIVE: 'It's his decision' - Mark McCall admits Saracens may not re-sign Will Skelton
Mark McCall has revealed Saracens want Wallaby lock Will Skelton to sign a new contract that would continue his self-imposed inter…
Chris Jones
03 Oct, 9:48
'Then you think, what am I going to do with my life now? - life after catastrophic injury and the GBL centre
This week saw the official opening of the Matt Hampson Foundation's "Get Busy Living Centre" in Leicestershire, the result of many…
Nick Heath
03 Oct, 6:39
‘You’ll get the blame whether it is your decision or someone else’s’ - Cockerill fires warnings to Murphy over Leicester job
Richard Cockerill has painted a pretty damning picture of the leadership at Leicester Tigers in an exclusive interview with RugbyP…
Nathaniel Cope
02 Oct, 12:47
It's confirmed, Barritt forced to go under knife
Saracens captain Brad Barritt will miss this week's Gallagher Premiership game against Harlequins because he's to have surgery on …
Online Editors
02 Oct, 6:39
Exclusive: England back-row Don Armand makes decision over Exeter Chiefs future
Exeter's Zimbabwean back-rower is set to agree a new contract at the club, despite heavy interest from Top 14 clubs and only limit…
Alex Shaw
02 Oct, 5:07
Tim Swiel makes mid-season exit from Harlequins and heads north
Harlequins have confirmed today that Tim Swiel is to leave the club.
Online Editors
01 Oct, 10:15
Breakout performance for Andrew Kellaway sees him star in the Premiership's Round 5 RPI moves
A round-up of the RugbyPass Index movers and shakers after Round 5 of the Gallagher Premiership season. Australian Andrew Kellaway…
Alex Shaw
01 Oct, 7:51
Worcester Warriors have been sold
Worcester Warriors have announced that the Club is under new ownership following its successful sale to a consortium, with the pri…
Online Editors
01 Oct, 6:14
Salary cap battling Exeter have fight on hands to keep Townsend as rival courts scrumhalf
Gloucester target the addition of Stu Townsend for the 2019/20 season as Exeter Chiefs identify players they can afford to lose in…
Alex Shaw
01 Oct, 5:21
Kiwis in Europe: Sopoaga boots Wasps to victory
Lima Sopoaga is already proving his considerable worth for Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership.
Campbell Burnes
30 Sep, 17:47
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 5
A round-up of the top performers from the Premiership this past weekend, including a virtuoso display from Alex Goode that will ag…
Alex Shaw
30 Sep, 12:27
'I will ****ing end you' - Haskell faced death threats after posting prank video
James Haskell has admitted he faced death threats after posting a prank video to social media last year.
Online Editors
30 Sep, 5:41
'It was a light bulb moment' - Will Skelton reveals exactly how he went from 148kg to 135kg
A slimmed down Will Skelton could be heading back to Australia to bid for a World Cup squad place after using a weight loss App to…
Chris Jones
30 Sep, 4:55
Wasps sting late to down Newcastle Falcons
Wasps fought back from a 22-13 deficit in the second half at Kingston Park to secure a third successive win in the Premiership.
Rob Lancaster
28 Sep, 19:36
Blackadder signs Bath extension as Hooper is named as his successor
Stuart Hooper will replace Todd Blackadder as Bath's head coach when the Premiership club deem him ready.
Alex Fisher
28 Sep, 19:14
Big Jim’s Big Interview - Ed Slater
Our man Jim Hamilton brings you the latest in his series of ‘Big Jim’s Big Interviews’, in which he chats losing weight, his…
Jim Hamilton
28 Sep, 11:22
Exclusive: 'Something is fundamentally very wrong in rugby' - Phil Vickery
Former England captain Phil Vickery believes Joe Marler’s decision to quit international rugby is a "red flag" that rugby cannot…
Chris Jones
28 Sep, 2:46
Hartley uses former All Black as 'role model' on return to game
Dylan Hartley has revealed why former All Black Ben Franks has been a 'role model' for him since he returned from injury.
Online Editors
27 Sep, 8:20
Latest comments from England coaching staff open door for Cipriani despite snub
England attack coach Scott Wisemantel said Danny Cipriani was still a chance to feature in the November internationals.
Dejan Kalinic
26 Sep, 4:38
Analysis: The 'zero jump thirty' lineout taking over the Premiership
There has been one ‘trick’ play utilised by no less than three teams so far this season in the Premiership that shows that spe…
Ben Smith
25 Sep, 18:50
Former Northampton forwards coach Dorian West joins Premiership rivals
Former Northampton forwards coach Dorian West has landed a new job after leaving the Saints at the end of last season.
Online Editors
25 Sep, 11:43
The solution to Premiership's relegation debate or just pie in the sky?
A look at whether the proposal for the Premiership Shield to take the place of the Championship as English rugby's second tier cou…
Alex Shaw
24 Sep, 15:03
Props among the big Premiership winners in Round 4 RPI movers and shakers
A round-up of the prominent RugbyPass Index risers and fallers in the Premiership following the Round 4 action, Exeter Chiefs' Har…
Alex Shaw
24 Sep, 7:48
Kiwis in Europe: Kiwi Toulonnais starting to fire
Toulon is moving slowly up the French Top 14 standings due in no small part to the New Zealand influence.
Campbell Burnes
23 Sep, 18:31
Worcester fend off prowling Tigers, Sarries go top
Leicester Tigers produced a storming second-half fightback but Ted Hill's late try gave Worcester Warriors a first win of the seas…
Peter Thompson
23 Sep, 16:36
Amid Nathan Hughes' Wasps contract standoff is it time to look at the Premiership salary cap?
Nathan Hughes' contract with Wasps is running out and with huge pressure on clubs to meet the Premiership salary cap how much more…
Nathaniel Cope
23 Sep, 14:51
Gallagher Premiership XV of the Week - Round 4
A round-up of the top performers from the weekend's Premiership action, which included polished displays from the likes of Maro It…
Alex Shaw
23 Sep, 12:17
Wigglesworth's impressive stats he breaks Premiership record
Saracens scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth is set to become the Premiership's all-time record appearance holder – here are his bes…
Liam Blackburn
23 Sep, 7:10
Springboks bring in 5 new faces and include Le Roux in latest squad
The Springboks have added 5 new players to their squad for their final two Rugby Championship games against Australia and the All …
Online Editors
23 Sep, 6:36
Blackadder signs new deal with Bath - reports
Bath Director of Rugby Todd Blackadder has signed a new contract with Bath according to reports.
Online Editors
23 Sep, 6:00
Biggar fails to rescue Saints at Bath, Bristol and Wasps win
Northampton Saints slumped to a third defeat in four as Bath won at The Rec, while Wasps and Bristol also secured victories.
Peter Thompson
22 Sep, 15:30
Tuilagi reveals the 'quiet' sport that replaced rugby
It's been a long road back to fitness for Manu Tuilagi, but this week the centre found himself amongst the names of Eddie Jones tr…
Online Editors
22 Sep, 6:13
Simmonds at the double as Chiefs stay perfect
Toby Flood's yellow card proved to be costly as Exeter Chiefs made it four Premiership wins out of four.
Peter Thompson
21 Sep, 21:05
Playing underage for Scotland, picking England and being part Maori - ‘Big Jim’s Big Interview’ with Zach Mercer
In the latest of edition of Big Jim’s Big Interviews, our man sits down to chat with Bath back-rower Zach Mercer on his time in …
Jim Hamilton
21 Sep, 4:08
The Rugby Pod - Kay, Barnes & Jackson
Ben Kay joins the guys in the studio for this week's Rugby Pod and we find out the thinking was at board level behind Matt O'Conno…
Rugby Pod
21 Sep, 3:53
Transfer Tips: Gallagher Premiership Round 4
Ahead of this weekend’s action, we offer some pointers on who to sign and who to cut in order to make your Fantasy team bring ho…
Dan Johansson
20 Sep, 15:31
The stunning transformation of George Ford
You can’t go from being that bad to this good overnight. There is only one explanation for this, and it is a sad indictment on O…
Ben Smith
18 Sep, 18:59
Cordero's frankly silly attacking stats stood out in Round 2
Another busy weekend of Gallagher Premiership rugby is in the books and aside from a slightly drab encounter between Sale Sharks a…
Alex Shaw
10 Sep, 12:36
Murphy defends 'best in world' Leicester medics over handling of Ryan concussion
Leicester's interim head coach Geordan Murphy has defended the club's handling of Dominic Ryan, after the 28-year-old was forced t…
Online Editors
09 Sep, 10:55
Ford's crunch season as Eddie Jones faces first genuine 10 selection headache
George Ford headed into the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership with something to prove somewhat and with Danny Cipriani's scintillating…
Nathaniel Cope
09 Sep, 8:29
Shields picks up heavy head knock as Wasps downed by Exeter
Wasps' medical room piled up once again in their 42-31 Premiership defeat to Exeter with Brad Shields and Nathan Hughes both going…
Nathaniel Cope
08 Sep, 11:21
Bristol Bears brilliantly counter-troll Bath on Twitter after opening night win
Bristol Bears have brilliantly counter-trolled Bath Rugby, securing both an on pitch win and a social media win in the process.
Online Editors
01 Sep, 12:02
Wasps confirm extent of Gopperth injury and reveal 2 other players injured in pre-season
Waps have confirmed that flyhalf Jimmy Gopperth is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Ian Cameron
27 Aug, 6:49
WATCH NOW: Saracens v Ospreys
Watch now as Premiership champions Saracens take on Welsh PRO14 side Ospreys in a pre-season friendly. Kick-off is at 1800BST
Online Editors
23 Aug, 12:22
'I had to listen to the politics above me' - Josh Adams on Wales or Worcester and his undecided future
Last season might have been his breakthrough campaign, but Josh Adams shows no signs of complacency as he gears up for a potential…
Martyn Thomas
19 Aug, 6:48
Ashley Johnson banned for failed drugs test
Ashley Johnson of Wasps has been suspended from all sport for a period of six months following the decision of an independent nati…
Online Editors
26 Jul, 10:04
London Irish issue statement of intent with signing of International player from Sale Sharks
London Irish have made it extremely clear that want to bounce back to the Gallagher Premiership with this signing.
Tom Parker
25 Jul, 4:35
Bristol Bears announce the 'most substantial commercial agreement in the club’s history'
Bristol Bears have announced their new primary sponsorship partner = Toogood International - ahead of the new, describing it as th…
Online Editors
19 Jul, 11:09
Bristol Bears face fixture headache with local football team
The new Gallagher Premiership fixtures are only out, but already they're causing a problem for Bristol Bears.
Online Editors
06 Jul, 8:31
Falcons have just added some serious Fijian pace to their backrow in Nemani Nagusa
Online Editors
27 Jun, 9:51
Ex-Wasp Matt Symons' new club confirmed
Harlequins today announced that Wasps second row Matt Symons (28) has signed for the London club ahead of next season.
Online Editors
24 May, 5:14
Wasps are letting their defence coach go
Wasps have confirmed that following the expiry of his contract defence coach Phil Blake’s two-year spell at the club has come to…
Online Editors
23 May, 4:24
Gloucester face salary cap predicament as big names pile up - reports
Gloucester could face a tough time staying within the Aviva Premiership salary cap next season, according to reports.
Alex Shaw
17 May, 4:17
This is Danny Cipriani's new club and he is set to sign this week - reports
After months of speculation, Danny Cipriani has found his next club and is set to sign this week - according to reports.
Online Editors
13 May, 11:51
EXCLUSIVE: The per-season figure of the Premiership's multi-million pound sponsorship deal revealed
The Premiership will have a new title sponsor for next season, ending an eight-year partnership with Aviva. RugbyPass can exclu…
Chris Jones
12 Apr, 5:26

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