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Ex-Wallaby bad boy Tolu Latu officially switches Top 14 clubs
La Rochelle has announced the immediate loan signing of Australian hooker Tolu Latu from Montpellier, bolstering their options in …
Ian Cameron
18 Dec, 20:25
Bizarre two-ball ending to Leicester's 'game to remember' in Paris
Leicester Tigers made it two from two in Europe in the Investec Champions Cup as they held on for a dramatic 27-24 win over Stade …
Grant Constable
18 Dec, 20:18
All Blacks and Springboks went head-to-head for first time since World Cup final
History repeated itself again on Saturday for South Africa's World Cup stars Faf de Klerk and Jesse Kriel as they once again got t…
Josh Raisey
18 Dec, 20:08
Gareth Anscombe's message after surgery and having new club contract cancelled
Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe has said he is "devastated" after having his contract at Japanese club Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath can…
Josh Raisey
18 Dec, 18:16
'I couldn’t live on painkillers': How latest Graham injury was a blessing in disguise
Darcy Graham has revealed he is finally free of the “constant pain” he has endured for the past year since damaging knee ligam…
Bryn Palmer
18 Dec, 17:08
Antoine Dupont admits Sevens switch a 'little bit scary'
France's celebrated scrum-half Antoine Dupont is gearing up for a remarkable year in 2024, driven by his World Cup disappointment …
Ian Cameron
18 Dec, 17:05
Cardiff Rugby to change hands as new owners confirmed
Cardiff Rugby has officially announced a significant shift in its ownership structure, with contracts exchanged to bring Helford C…
Ian Cameron
18 Dec, 16:43
Last chance for Blitzboks as World Rugby confirm Olympic repechage details
SVNS Series heavyweights the Blitzboks have one last opportunity to book their place at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Finn Morton
18 Dec, 12:02
‘Big part of my motivation’: TJ Perenara eager for All Blacks return
TJ Perenara is eyeing a return to the “pinnacle of our game” with the All Blacks.
Finn Morton
18 Dec, 10:30
Coaches reflect on NZ’s ‘disappointing’ Cape Town SVNS campaigns
Both the Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens fell short of cup final glory as they went down swinging against world-class opposition…
Finn Morton
18 Dec, 9:03
New Zealand continue their winning streak in the World School's Festival as Westlake take the spoils
New Zealand continue their winning streak in the World School's Festival as Westlake take the spoils.
Tom Parker
18 Dec, 8:41
Toulouse thumping ‘a tough one to take’ for Harlequins
.Alex Dombrandt admitted Harlequins paid the price for being below their best in their 47-19 Investec Champions Cup defeat by Toul…
18 Dec, 8:29
Archie Vanes scores hat-trick as Leicester edge out Stade Francais
Archie Vanes crossed for a hat-trick as Leicester withstood late pressure from Stade Francais to seal a battling 27-24 victory at …
18 Dec, 5:20
Harlequins thrashed by seven-try Toulouse in Investec Champions Cup
Harlequins failed in their bid to record successive wins against French opposition as their Investec Champions Cup campaign stalle…
18 Dec, 2:01
Graham Rowntree perplexed by Munster Champions Cup flop
Munster head coach Graham Rowntree expressed his 'huge' frustration following his team's 32-24 defeat to Exeter Chiefs in the Inve…
Ian Cameron
18 Dec, 0:57
'Looking at their body language, I questioned whether they were shot' - Rob Baxter
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter feels his side showed “massive character” in overturning a nine-point deficit to defeat Mu…
18 Dec, 0:46
Exeter Chiefs sting Munster late in Sandy Park thriller
Seventeen points from Henry Slade proved the difference as Exeter defeated Munster 32-24 to register their second narrow Champions…
17 Dec, 23:30
Ospreys suffer heavy defeat at hands of Bernard Laporte's Montpellier
Morgan Morse, George North and Harri Houston all saw yellow as Ospreys slumped to a 38-5 European Rugby Challenge Cup defeat at Mo…
17 Dec, 23:19
Fiji swoop for dual code international Barrie-Jon Mather
Barrie-Jon Mather, who played rugby union for England and rugby league for Great Britain, has the job of ensuring the Flying Fijia…
Chris Jones
17 Dec, 23:08
Leinster table €500k for Springbok second row RG Snyman
Leinster have tabled a whopping €500,000 a season for the services of Springboks second row RG Snyman, who is expected to sign f…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 21:33
Quade Cooper still a no show as Shannon Frizell makes his mark in Japan
Robbie Deans remains the coach to beat in Japanese club rugby after his seven-time national champions, Saitama Wild Knights, made …
17 Dec, 20:26
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell beats Ronan O'Gara to top award
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has been named the RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year, following Ireland blockbuster campaign in 2023.…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 19:35
Ulster hand Stuart Lancaster's Racing 92 second successive Champions Cup defeat
Ulster bounced back from defeat with a 31-15 victory over French Top 14 leaders Racing 92 at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday.
17 Dec, 19:03
Where are they now? The last London Irish team before its collapse
Despite fifth place being their highest finish in the league since reaching the 2009 final, administration confirmed that the fina…
Liam Heagney
17 Dec, 18:00
Alex Sanderson: 'Judge us on competitiveness, great resilience'
The Sharks were rumbustiously competitive in an opening period that they led 13-3 for a stretch; then came the second wave where t…
Liam Heagney
17 Dec, 17:45
New Zealand icons throw support behind injured SVNS star Sarah Hirini
Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini is ready to trek “the tough road ahead” after undergoing a successful operation.
Finn Morton
17 Dec, 12:22
Quade Cooper: Japanese players ‘knew’ about Eddie Jones’ reported meeting
Quade Cooper has revealed that “a lot” of Japanese players knew Eddie Jones had ‘interviewed’ with the JRFU.
Finn Morton
17 Dec, 9:20
‘Felt I wasn’t going’: Quade Cooper opens up on shock Wallabies omission
Overlooked playmaker Quade Cooper has opened up about the Wallabies and Eddie Jones.
Finn Morton
17 Dec, 8:07
Bath win again in Champions Cup after edging thriller with Cardiff
Bath took a major step towards the Investec Champions Cup knockout phase by beating Cardiff 39-32 in an Arms Park thriller.
17 Dec, 6:48
France star Penaud pokes the Bears as Bordeaux ease past Bristol
Bordeaux-Bègles secured a commanding 36-17 victory over Bristol Bears in the Champions Cup, with France wing Damian Penaud delive…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 4:45
Stormers leave La Rochelle's Champions Cup title defence in tatters
The Stormers recorded their first Champions Cup win of the season, beating Stade Rochelais in Cape Town on Saturday.
Leezil Hendricks
17 Dec, 4:13
Sale player ratings vs Leinster | Champions Cup 2023/24
Their determined effort got them 13-3 ahead midway through the opening half before a loaded Leinster finally strutted their stuff …
Liam Heagney
17 Dec, 4:00
Bulls fall agonisingly short in thriller against Lyon
The Bulls continued to apply the pressure with some great variation on attack and a great kicking game and they extended their lea…
Warren Fortune
17 Dec, 3:54
Second-half Leinster power surge proves too much for Sale
The Irish province took over pole position in the group with a hard-fought 37-27 win over Sale in Dublin.
Liam Heagney
17 Dec, 3:39
Leinster player ratings vs Sale | Investec Champions Cup 2023/24
Leinster player ratings: A sleepy and error-ridden start for Leinster saw an under-strength Sale Sharks stake an early claim at th…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 3:00
Free agent Nicolas Sanchez to replace injured Wales star in Japan
Argentine rugby star Nicolas Sanchez has come in from the cold after spending weeks on the sidelines as a free agent following the…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 0:33
Jonny Gray becomes the latest Scot to take up Top 14 deal
Scottish international Jonny Gray is set to leave Exeter Chiefs for a new challenge in France, having reportedly agreed to join To…
Ian Cameron
17 Dec, 0:00
Duhan van der Merwe runs riot as Edinburgh see off Castres
Duhan van der Merwe scored two tries as Edinburgh defeated European Challenge Cup opponents Castres 34-21 at the Hive Stadium.
16 Dec, 23:38
Saracens down Connacht in high-scoring Champions Cup contest
Saracens got their quest for a fourth European title back on track by beating Investec Champions Cup opponents Connacht 55-36 at t…
16 Dec, 23:30
Westlake pull away from EG Jansen to make World Schools Festival final
It's finals time at the World Schools Festival, and New Zealand's Westlake will take on Ireland's St Michael's College in the tour…
Ned Lester
16 Dec, 22:51
England duo Tuilagi, Lawes named in magazine's Top 12 Hitters list
England duo Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes, Argentina’s Marcos Kremer and Pieter-Steph du Toit, the Springboks back-rower who w…
Liam Heagney
16 Dec, 19:59
Disappointed Finn Russell lifts lid on his Scotland future
The 31-year-old recently joined Bath after five years with Racing 92 in France.
16 Dec, 19:51
Finn Russell backing Scotland duo to flourish in France
Ben White and Blair Kinghorn have moved to Toulon and Toulouse respectively.
16 Dec, 19:10
'I took on their wing on the outside. He didn’t have the legs'
Ally Miller was happy to see Glasgow bounce back from the opening-round defeat in the Investec Champions Cup.
16 Dec, 18:28
The England prediction Lee Blackett has made about Alfie Barbeary
Test head coach Borthwick and Richard Hill were at The Rec last Saturday to scout the Bath No8, the RPA’s U23 player of the mont…
Liam Heagney
16 Dec, 18:09
Matt Todd finding familiarity among cast of returning Crusaders
At just 35, Matt Todd could very well be on the playing field for the Crusaders, but instead, the 25-time All Black is getting a j…
Ned Lester
16 Dec, 11:10
George Furbank double sees determined Northampton dismiss Toulon
Northampton defied a succession of injuries and a determined Toulon to register a 22-19 Investec Champions Cup victory at Franklin…
16 Dec, 6:52
Argentinian flair inspires Gloucester to Challenge Cup victory over Clermont
Santiago Socino ran in two crucial tries before half-time to help Gloucester to a 28-17 Challenge Cup victory over Clermont at Kin…
16 Dec, 6:39
Glasgow withstand last-gasp Bayonne onslaught for one-point win
Glasgow made light of their set-piece failings to edge out Bayonne 12-11 and put themselves back in the hunt for the round-of-16.
16 Dec, 6:24
'You can only peak once': Australia measuring SVNS success for Olympics
Australian rugby sevens gun Maddison Levi is borrowing from the nation's world-beating swimmers in an attempt to peak for Paris.
16 Dec, 5:18
'One of a kind' Scotland Chief Medical Officer Dr James Robson announces retirement
After over 30 years with Scotland, Chief Medical Officer and Scottish Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Dr James Robson has announced th…
Josh Raisey
16 Dec, 0:17
'He wants to be successful with everything he does' - Leyds on O'Gara mentality
La Rochelle winger Dillyn Leyds has opened up on what has given the back-to-back European champions the edge in the last few seaso…
Grant Constable
16 Dec, 0:04
'Until that point, I'll continue to do it': Ben Earl explains his celebrations
By the time the World Cup was drawing to a close, Ben Earl's notorious whooping and hollering was no longer being talked about, no…
Josh Raisey
15 Dec, 23:00
Try scoring ace returns after two months out with World Cup injury
Darcy Graham returns to the Edinburgh squad for the first time since getting injured on World Cup duty with Scotland after being n…
15 Dec, 22:13
Aphelele Fassi: 'I’ve got a better chance of making a difference if I start putting in consistent performances'
The Sharks flyer is aiming to change perceptions on the pitch and inspire others off it.
Daniel Gallan
15 Dec, 21:50
England stars set for first Leicester Tigers appearances this season
Heading into round two of the Investec Champions Cup, Leicester Tigers have been boosted by the return of England duo Anthony Wats…
Josh Raisey
15 Dec, 21:27
Rob Howley banned from rugby for 'hobby' betting on matches - OTD
Howley was banned for 18 months, with nine months suspended.
15 Dec, 21:02
Ireland confirm coaching reshuffle after new Andy Farrell deal
Just a day after Ireland confirmed that head coach has signed a new deal until 2027, Mike Catt's departure from his coaching staff…
Josh Raisey
15 Dec, 20:07
Aaron Wainwright: 'It might sound weird, but I’m glad I was dropped. It ignited a fire in my belly'
The rejuvenated Wales backrow relives his journey from outcast to standout, and the World Cup hurt that still lingers
Owain Jones
15 Dec, 19:40
Veteran Luke Wallace exits Harlequins mid-season
Harlequins have announced that flanker Luke Wallace will leave the club at the end of December, bringing an end to his 12-year car…
Josh Raisey
15 Dec, 19:10
SVNS is alive and well after being 'reborn' in Cape Town
Seasons change, new champions are crowned and players come and go like clouds rolling over Table Mountain. But the Cape Town SVNS …
Josh Raisey
15 Dec, 18:56
Cantorna and Exeter focused on themselves as champions come to town
Sandy Park will host an early season Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby blockbuster on Saturday as Exeter Chiefs face champions G…
Martyn Thomas
15 Dec, 16:08
Steve Hansen: 'One of the great learnings I got was with Razor'
Perhaps unwittingly, a young Razor once sparked a moment that Sir Steve Hansen now labels one of his "great learnings".
Ned Lester
15 Dec, 11:54
Sir Wayne Smith explains new 'crow's nest' role with All Blacks and Black Ferns
A Rugby World Cup winner with both the Black Ferns and All Blacks, Sir Wayne Smith landed a new role with New Zealand Rugby in 202…
Ned Lester
15 Dec, 6:28
Barbarians statement: Killik Cup fixture confirmed versus Fiji
The Pacific Islanders reached the last eight at France 2023, bowing out to England in Marseille.
Liam Heagney
15 Dec, 5:56
George Horne returns as Glasgow prepare for historic clash
Scotland scrum-half George Horne returns from injury as Glasgow bid to revive their Investec Champions Cup campaign in a first-eve…
15 Dec, 4:13
Achilles injury forces Wales prop to retire at 31
Scarlets and Wales prop Samson Lee has been forced retire at the age of 31 after failing to recover from a ruptured Achilles tendo…
Josh Raisey
15 Dec, 0:59
Leicester Tigers statement: Jasper Wiese's future
South Africa and Leicester Tigers No8 Jasper Wiese is set to leave Welford Road at the end of the season, the club have announced.…
Josh Raisey
15 Dec, 0:23
Down Under, Women’s Rugby’s on the up: 7s Supremos and a New Head Coach
The Australian women's sevens team are currently flying the flag for Australian rugby - easily the best team Down Under - but ther…
Claire Thomas
14 Dec, 23:50
Caleb Muntz on how he put his Rugby World Cup nightmare behind him
Caleb Muntz, the exciting young Swire Shipping Fijian Drua outside half, is on course to complete his fight back from the serious …
Chris Jones
14 Dec, 21:43
Steve Borthwick handed boost amid England back row injury crisis
Of the back row that started for England in the World Cup semi-final against South Africa in October, Courtney Lawes has since ret…
Josh Raisey
14 Dec, 21:13
Ireland tie down Andy Farrell with long-term deal
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has signed a new long-term deal with the Irish Rugby Football Union until after the World Cup in 2…
Josh Raisey
14 Dec, 20:40
Eddie Jones: coaching genius or court jester?
The returning Japan supremo works in a world of lightning speed and sudden contradiction.
Nick Bishop
14 Dec, 20:14
'We are burning our assets into the ground': Bok greats on South Africa joining Six Nations
Ever since the South African club sides joined the United Rugby Championship, and then the European competitions after, it has see…
Josh Raisey
14 Dec, 19:51
Warren Gatland welcomes Rob Howley back with new role
Rob Howley will be back in the Wales senior men’s camp for the 2024 Guinness Six Nations, but not before he has taken a lead rol…
Grant Constable
14 Dec, 19:37
World Cup winning trio set to make Stormers return for huge La Rochelle clash
The Stormers are set to welcome back the World Cup winning trio of Deon Fourie, Mannie Libbok and Damian Willemse as they seek to …
Josh Raisey
14 Dec, 19:20
Rob Baxter weighs in on Henry Arundell debate
Henry Arundell, Jack Willis and Joe Marchant have all left the Gallagher Premiership.
14 Dec, 19:18
Eddie Jones insists he didn't interview for Japan coach before World Cup
The former England coach, who failed to get Australia out of their group in France, said he had not interviewed for the Japan job …
14 Dec, 18:55
Ardie Savea scoops New Zealand rugby's top prize
All Blacks No8 Ardie Savea has been named the the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year, the top prize in New Zealand rugby…
Josh Raisey
14 Dec, 17:25
Are the French falling out of love with Europe? 
Could the extra demands of the Top 14 be hindering the efforts of French sides in the Champions Cup?
Gavin Mortimer
14 Dec, 17:24
Wales coach leaves role to ‘pursue other opportunities’
Wales assistant coach Jonathan Thomas has left his role to “pursue other opportunities in rugby”.
14 Dec, 16:50
‘Had a Japan deal’: Former All Black Roger Tuivasa-Sheck opens up on rugby exit
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was close to making the move to Japan in a bid to “explore the world” in rugby union.
Finn Morton
14 Dec, 12:25
From NZ U19s to Australia’s ‘gold jersey’: Josh Turner’s stunning SVNS journey
Turner was part of the Australia team that went on to make the cup final at the Cape Town SVNS last weekend.
Finn Morton
14 Dec, 10:55
‘I still have time’: All Blacks wing Caleb Clarke reveals NRL ‘dream’
Blues and All Blacks wing Caleb Clarke is more than open to a code switch down the track.
Finn Morton
14 Dec, 9:59
‘I feel sorry for Japan’: Sonny Bill Williams slams Eddie Jones’ ‘disgrace’
Sonny Bill Williams has teed off at the incoming Japan coach by suggesting that the former Wallabies boss “lied” to the Austra…
Finn Morton
14 Dec, 9:13
Argentina continue to prove that rapid SVNS rise isn’t ‘a coincidence’
Argentina have shown the rugby world that their rapid rise to the top of the men’s HSBC SVNS standings is not “a coincidence."
Finn Morton
14 Dec, 7:24
Eddie Jones out to salvage reputation back in Japan
Eddie Jones's reputation as a rugby coaching guru can now perhaps only be resurrected in the country where they still remember him…
14 Dec, 6:37
'Clean slate': Wallaby Fraser McReight vows to use ‘tough’ World Cup for good
Fraser McReight is adamant he's the kind of person who will use the Wallabies' World Cup disappointment to flourish, not flounder.
14 Dec, 6:27
South African schools show their class yet again in World Schools Festival
South African schools yet again showed their strength in the Cup competition for the World School's Festival in Thailand.
Tom Parker
14 Dec, 5:54
James Lang ready to 'hopefully win some silverware' after re-signing
Scotland centre James Lang has targeted silverware after signing a new two-year contract with Edinburgh.
14 Dec, 2:25
Ben Earl closing in on return to action with Saracens
England flanker Ben Earl is on course to make his playing return ahead of January’s fixtures in the Investec Champions Cup.
14 Dec, 2:04
'Another year with Manu is dead exciting' - Tuilagi committed to keep playing
Alex Sanderson, the Sale Sharks director of rugby, believes Manu Tuilagi still wants to play for England and has no intention of f…
Chris Jones
14 Dec, 0:42
Glasgow coach says Premiership clubs success is due to more depth
English Premiership sides won seven out of eight games in the Investec Champions’ Cup this past weekend, and there is a firm bel…
14 Dec, 0:06
Edinburgh address Bill Mata future amid talk of possible Bristol move
Edinburgh address the future of Bill Mata amid speculation Bristol are poised to move for the Fiji No.8.
Bryn Palmer
13 Dec, 21:59
With over 200 appearances, Gloucester captain makes decision on future
Gloucester Rugby have today confirmed that club captain, Lewis Ludlow, has penned a new deal to stay with the Cherry & Whites at K…
Grant Constable
13 Dec, 21:46
Billy Vunipola hearing decision rules foul play had 'insufficient force'
The England number eight is free to play immediately following a hearing.
13 Dec, 20:19
Eddie Jones announced as Japan head coach
After much speculation and perhaps rugby's worst kept secret, the Japan Rugby Football Union have today announced that Eddie Jones…
Grant Constable
13 Dec, 19:29
Ben Afshar: From '90s hip-hop and garage music' to the Investec Champions Cup
Glasgow's newest Warrior and resident DJ talks music, Iranian food and the cluttered Scottish player pathway.
Jamie Lyall
13 Dec, 18:19
New SVNS circuit labelled 'ruthless' by struggling Fiji
Nothing short of perfection will do for aspiring SVNS teams, that is the lesson the circuit's first leg taught Fiji head coach Ben…
Ned Lester
13 Dec, 13:24
Golden girls shine bright after Wallabies’ 'disappointing’ World Cup
A group of golden girls are shining “a little bit of light” at the end of an otherwise dark tunnel for Australian rugby.
Finn Morton
13 Dec, 12:36
Ardie Savea's heir apparent looks to build on 'surreal' rookie year
The Hurricanes will be without the reigning World Player of the Year in 2024. Captain Ardie Savea's sabbatical in Japan leaves a g…
Ned Lester
13 Dec, 11:11
TJ Perenara weighs in on Hurricanes' heavyweight one-two-punch
The 31-year-old made his ambitions clear. While focussing on his immediate future, the dream of a return to the black jersey looms…
Ned Lester
13 Dec, 6:41
Potential Antoine Dupont replacement ruled out of Six Nations
France head coach Fabien Galthie was dealt a blow in his quest to find a replacement for Antoine Dupont this upcoming Six Nations …
Josh Raisey
13 Dec, 0:54
New format and English success breathe life into Champions Cup – Andy Goode
Reports of the death of the Champions Cup are greatly exaggerated, organisers have nailed the format, English clubs had their most…
Andy Goode
12 Dec, 23:28
Racing 92 statement: Henry Arundell confirms his future
England and Racing 92 star Henry Arundell has agreed a contract extension with the Top 14 club until 2026, providing a hammer-blow…
Josh Raisey
12 Dec, 22:21
'It’s always on the cards': Bok RWC winner would 'love' 7s switch for Olympics
The game of sevens could see another superstar from 15s make the switch to the circuit to play in the 2024 Olympics, with double W…
Josh Raisey
12 Dec, 20:53
Guinness sponsors Women's Six Nations in 'defining moment for rugby'
Guinness has been announced as title sponsors of the Women’s Six Nations from this season.
12 Dec, 20:52
Saracens' Billy Vunipola faces hearing after Champions Cup red card
England and Saracens No8 Billy Vunipola will appear before an independent disciplinary committee this evening following his red ca…
Josh Raisey
12 Dec, 20:41
'The referee was like are you sure?': Damian Willemse relives scrum call off mark
Of all the decisions made at the World Cup this year, none was as bold as Damian Willemse's choice to call a scrum off a mark in t…
Josh Raisey
12 Dec, 19:41
'Exeter Chiefs represent the straight-shooting honesty of English rugby'
Rob Baxter's model showed the way on a huge Champions Cup weekend for English clubs.
Nick Bishop
12 Dec, 19:32
Former Wallabies skipper weighs in on next Australian coach options
Stephen Moore has urged Rugby Australia to learn from a "pretty unfortunate 12 months" and not be afraid of the prospect of appoin…
12 Dec, 18:30
Olympic gold medallist slams current Fiji 7s side
Former Fiji sevens star Vatemo Ravouvou has claimed the current squad competing in the men’s HSBC SVNS Series is undermining the…
Chris Jones
12 Dec, 17:08
All Black winger joining South Sydney Rabbitohs for new opportunity
Blues and All Blacks winger Caleb Clarke is taking an unusual path ahead of next season's Super Rugby Pacific season by linking wi…
Ben Smith
12 Dec, 13:04
Jo Yapp named Wallaroos head coach in historic appointment
England's Jo Yapp will become the first female head coach of a senior Australian football team after being named as Wallaroos boss…
12 Dec, 12:08
Chiefs prodigy Ratima balances expectation ahead of huge opportunity
The No 9 jersey is primed for a new era in New Zealand, one without the services of all-time great Aaron Smith.
Ned Lester
12 Dec, 11:00
'The coaches that I've seen achieve the greatest success have three things in common'
From Wayne Smith to Graham Henry, and then from Steve Hansen to Ian Foster, All Blacks mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka witnessed…
Ned Lester
12 Dec, 7:25
How to watch the World Schools Festival 2023
It’s here – the World Schools Festival live on Rugby Pass. We are a day away from seeing some of the world’s best schools…
Tom Parker
12 Dec, 5:00
WATCH: Mad scramble as team celebrations force giant swimming pool to burst
While the HSBC SVNS Cape Town is known for the great weather, food, atmosphere and of course, the rugby, fans on hand witnessed a …
Grant Constable
12 Dec, 1:58
Munster statement: Fan and player incident at Thomond Park
Munster have banned a fan from attending home games after an incident with a Bayonne player over the weekend during the Investec C…
Ian Cameron
12 Dec, 1:51
Three England rookies who tore it up in Investec Champions Cup Round 1
In a thrilling start to the Investec Champions Cup, Round 1 delivered outstanding performances that set the tone for the competiti…
Ian Cameron
12 Dec, 1:29
What banned Ronan O'Gara made of Leinster's win over La Rochelle
Disappointed La Rochelle head coach Ronan O'Gara has billed Leinster versus La Rochelle as the 'new classic' of European rugby fol…
Ian Cameron
12 Dec, 0:56
‘It’s hard to see the path a good young player takes’: Bryan Redpath on Scottish rugby’s development issue
The former Scotland captain assesses why talented youngsters struggle to break into the pro game
David Ferguson
11 Dec, 22:29
Phil Waugh: Super Rugby must speed up to lure fans back
Rugby Australian boss Phil Waugh is adamant speeding up the game and having the ball in play longer is paramount to winning back d…
11 Dec, 22:28
Sarah Hunter ‘so excited’ by prospect of Rugby World Cup launching in Sunderland
The England transitional coach is keen to inspire a new generation of players from the North East.
11 Dec, 22:02
Code-switch Chiefs wing Alaimalo swaps Super Rugby for the NRL
Chiefs winger Solomon Alaimalo is turning his back on Super Rugby Pacific to make the switch to the NRL.
Ian Cameron
11 Dec, 21:55
WATCH: Cheslin Kolbe not at wing but debut in Japan goes as expected
Cheslin Kolbe made his full Japan League One debut for Suntory Sungoliath on Sunday, contributing to a 52-26 away win over Bernard…
Grant Constable
11 Dec, 19:11
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 confirms opening and closing venues
Sunderland’s Stadium of Light will play host to England’s Red Roses in the opening match of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025…
Lucy Lomax
11 Dec, 17:45
Former Ireland and British and Irish Lions prop Syd Millar dies
Former Ireland and British and Irish Lions prop Syd Millar has died aged 89.
11 Dec, 16:12
Harlequins shock Stuart Lancaster's Racing 92 in Paris
Harlequins clinched victory on French soil, pulling off a superb comeback to defeat Top 14 leaders Racing 92 in Paris.
11 Dec, 4:16
Dan McKellar implies Leicester got hair dryer treatment at half-time vs Stormers
Leicester Tigers head coach Dan McKellar was pleased to see his half-time words have an effect in the second half of his team’s …
11 Dec, 2:57
Newcastle’s grim losing streak continues with defeat to Montpellier
Newcastle’s losing streak continued in the Challenge Cup as they opened their European campaign with a 24-19 defeat to Montpelli…
11 Dec, 2:52
Leicester's Handre Pollard torments Stormers in Investec Champions Cup win
Handre Pollard scored 20 points against a side from his native South Africa as Leicester Tigers ground out a nervy 35-26 victory a…
11 Dec, 1:58
Argentina dominate Australia to win men's Cape Town SVNS
Argentina bounced back from losing in the final in Dubai last week to win the Cape Town SVNS, destroying Australia in the final. …
Josh Raisey
11 Dec, 1:52
Leinster's Ciaran Frawley lands 60m penalty to seal epic win over La Rochelle
In a captivating clash at the Stade Marcel-Deflandre, Irish giants Leinster emerged victorious with a memorable 16-9 win over bitt…
Ian Cameron
11 Dec, 1:48
All Blacks Sevens ‘finish on a high’ with big win over Blitzboks in Cape Town
The New Zealanders embraced their opportunity to silence the home crowd in their final match of the weekend.
Finn Morton
11 Dec, 1:35
Australia women hold on to win back-to-back titles at Cape Town SVNS
Australia women have won the HSBC SVNS Cape Town one week after triumphing in Dubai, holding on to beat France in the final in Sou…
Josh Raisey
11 Dec, 1:13
Coach calls on Blitzboks to play without 'fear’ as Cape Town drought continues
Blitzboks assistant coach Philip Snyman has called on his team to play with “confidence and not out of fear."
Finn Morton
11 Dec, 0:29
Eddie Jones to be named head coach of Japan
Eddie Jones is poised to make a return as the head coach of Japan, a position he previously held until 2015, despite vehemently de…
Ian Cameron
11 Dec, 0:26
Sale sweep aside Stade Francais in Champions Cup opener
Sale produced a superb second-half show to open their Champions Cup campaign with a 28-5 victory over Stade Francais at AJ Bell St…
10 Dec, 23:28
Munster rugby fan provokes 130kg giant in ugly on-field confrontation
Footage has emerged of a bizarre scene at Thomond Park during the European Champions Cup match between Munster and Bayonne, which …
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 23:24
‘We were pretty terrible’: Australia show ‘ticker’ on road to Cape Town final
With coach John Manenti leading the way, the Aussies have secured their spot in the Cape Town SVNS final.
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 22:16
French media report massive plot twist in Henry Arundell contract saga
In a surprising twist to the transfer saga surrounding English star Henry Arundell, French media reports suggest that the 21-year-…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 22:02
Argentina ‘hungrier’ to win Cape Town SVNS after Dubai heartbreak
Argentina will play Australia in the Cape Town SVNS final on Sunday evening.
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 21:52
Furious Jake White unleashes scathing rebuke on Bulls fans amidst Owen Farrell controversy
Saracens’ Director of Rugby Mark McCall declined to get dragged into the subject, but his Bulls counterpart Jake White did not h…
Jan De Koning
10 Dec, 21:19
Foley thrashed, All Black icons score in first round of Japanese rugby season
The title defence of Wallaby Bernard Foley's Kubota Spears Tokyo Bay in Japan's club rugby has got off to the worst possible start…
10 Dec, 21:03
‘They'll bounce back’: MLR pioneer Lance Williams confident league 'will grow’
Utah Warriors veteran Lance Williams is confident that the competition is “going to grow” in the wake of a tough period for No…
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 20:21
‘Tough to take’: All Blacks Sevens stunned in Cape Town by history-makers
Coach Tomasi Cama admits the All Blacks Sevens’ disastrous 36-21 quarter-final defeat to Ireland will be “tough to take” as …
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 18:48
Lancaster: The Russell-like threat Racing face versus Marcus Smith
Smith’s Harlequins are in Paris nine days after they smashed Gallagher Premiership leaders Sale in London.
Liam Heagney
10 Dec, 18:30
The turned-down offer Jono Ross made to come out of retirement
The Gallagher Premiership leaders learned in mid-November that they had lost Tom Curry for the season due to his need to have a hi…
Liam Heagney
10 Dec, 17:58
Ireland make ‘unreal’ SVNS history with first-ever win over New Zealand
In what will go down as an history day in SVNS, Ireland have beaten the All Blacks Sevens for the first time ever.
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 17:56
Munster left smarting after Champions Cup slip-up
Munster have found themselves with European rugby egg on their face after getting shocked by French visitors Bayonne, who staged a…
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 17:47
Johann van Graan: The pitch 'stitching' story behind bossy Bath scrum
What’s the point in Bath having international standard piano shifters such as Beno Obano, Will Stuart and Thomas du Toit on the …
Liam Heagney
10 Dec, 16:57
‘Own worst enemy’: Australia survive quarter-final scare at Cape Town SVNS
Dubai SVNS champions Australia were their “own worst enemy” in an enthralling quarter-final win over Ireland.
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 16:20
Gus Warr: 'It's trying to be a bit gobby to annoy someone ever so slightly'
That little vignette suggested how the scrum-half Gus Warr is a little bit of a Jack the lad around Carrington, something his boss…
Liam Heagney
10 Dec, 16:00
LIVE HSBC SVNS Cape Town – day two
Can anyone stop Australia women winning a second title in two weeks? Can Ireland's men go all the way? Will the Blitzboks break th…
Josh Raisey
10 Dec, 15:21
The rare list of rugby union stars who tried a code switch to league
In the days when rugby union was amateur, code switches to rugby league were the norm but for the last 30 years it has been mo…
10 Dec, 9:55
A combined Springboks-All Blacks' 23 based on the Rugby World Cup
Who would make a combined XV of both countries? Some big guns have missed the cut in this squad.
Adam Julian
10 Dec, 9:49
Ardie Savea caps off Japan debut with two tries in monster win
All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea started his stint in Japan with monster 80-15 win as Kobelco Steelers ran rampant over Mie Ho…
Ben Smith
10 Dec, 6:11
McCall refuses to comment on Bulls fans’ treatment of Owen Farrell
Saracens’ director of rugby Mark McCall refused to comment on Bulls fans booing visiting captain Owen Farrell when he was kickin…
10 Dec, 4:54
Owen Farrell and Saracens suffer Champions Cup defeat to the Bulls
Owen Farrell could not inspire Saracens to victory on his return to action as the Bulls eased to a straightforward 27-16 win in th…
10 Dec, 4:43
Cape Town SVNS day one recap
Australia women look on course to win back-to-back titles after impressing on day one of the HSBC SVNS Cape Town.
Josh Raisey
10 Dec, 2:27
All Blacks Sevens veteran’s candid assessment of ‘tough’ day in Cape Town
The All Blacks Sevens were visibly disappointed as they walked down the Cape Town Stadium tunnel on Sunday.
Finn Morton
10 Dec, 2:18
Bath player ratings vs Ulster | Champions Cup 2023/24
We left Bath believing this could be the first season since 2014/15 that the once giants of the English game are potentially a rea…
Liam Heagney
10 Dec, 2:18
Bath excellent value for first Champions Cup win since January 2018
With the hosts on a 10-game losing streak in this tournament stretching back to January 2018, this victory will be seen as massive…
Liam Heagney
10 Dec, 1:16
Watch - Blair Kinghorn scores on Toulouse debut with help from Antoine Dupont
Scotland star Blair Kinghorn has got his Toulouse career off to a flyer after scoring on debut for his new side.
Ian Cameron
10 Dec, 0:55
Gloucester end losing run with victory over Black Lion in Georgia
George Barton ended Gloucester’s losing streak by kicking five penalties to clinch a 15-10 European Challenge Cup victory over t…
10 Dec, 0:05
Forgotten England star shines as Exeter Chiefs edge out Toulon
Henry Slade held his nerve to land a match-winning conversion with the game’s final kick as Exeter launched their Investec Champ…
10 Dec, 0:01
How offseason ‘World Series’ has set Australia up for more SVNS glory
The Australian women’s sevens side are as motivated as ever to replicate their success in Cape Town this weekend.
Finn Morton
09 Dec, 23:37
‘I’m proud’: Gaston Revol makes history with 100th SVNS tournament
SVNS veteran Gaston Revol was celebrated by all in Cape Town as a history-maker on the international series.
Finn Morton
09 Dec, 22:44
Normally mild-mannered pundit rips into Connacht amid Galway flop
Usually mild-mannered Irish rugby pundit Donncha O'Callaghan unleashed a scathing critique of Connacht during their dismal perform…
Ian Cameron
09 Dec, 21:24
‘Do it for the badge’: 20-year-old Blitzboks star shines bright during tough SVNS win
20-year-old Quewin Nortje was the hero for the Blitzboks as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
Finn Morton
09 Dec, 21:17
Clermont bring a fresh twist to the Springboks' bomb squad tactic
The Rugby World Cup-winning South Africa raised eyebrows on a number of occasions throughout 2023 by naming replacements that had …
Liam Heagney
09 Dec, 21:03
‘Wait and see’: New Zealand get Cape Town SVNS back on track against old foe
There might not be a better rivalry in all of southern hemisphere sports than New Zealand versus Australia.
Finn Morton
09 Dec, 19:56
'I don't blame him for doing what he's done' - Jamie George
While readying to deal with the altitude of Pretoria, Saracens and England hooker Jamie George took some time out to have a chat w…
Grant Constable
09 Dec, 19:39
Edinburgh could lose Fiji No.8 Bill Mata to Premiership
Bristol Bears are reportedly eyeing the acquisition of Fiji's No.8 sensation, Viliame 'Bill' Mata, from Scottish URC outfit Edinbu…
Ian Cameron
09 Dec, 19:28
South Africa intent on giving back to ‘special’ crowd at Cape Town SVNS
Walking off the field in Cape Town, the Springbok Women’s Sevens received a roaring cheer from their home supporters.
Finn Morton
09 Dec, 19:00
Northampton reaction to breaking 10-game European losing streak
Phil Dowson praised Northampton’s resilience as they won away to Glasgow Warriors for a first victory in 11 Champions Cup appear…
09 Dec, 17:41
‘We hate losing’: Black Ferns Sevens eager to make amends in Cape Town
The New Zealanders got their Cape Town SVNS campaign underway with a big win over Great Britain.
Finn Morton
09 Dec, 15:55
LIVE HSBC SVNS Cape Town - day one
The second leg of the HSBC SVNS series gets underway in Cape Town with hosts South Africa seeking to continue their great start to…
Josh Raisey
09 Dec, 15:09
'Higher honours' motivation as Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens adopts different blue
The All Blacks dream looms large for Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens and was a key motivator in the 22-year-old's move from the Blue…
Ned Lester
09 Dec, 10:26
Clermont Auvergne outlast Edinburgh in game of runs
Edinburgh’s European Challenge Cup campaign began in losing fashion as they went down to a 31-18 defeat against Clermont Auvergn…
09 Dec, 7:07
Theo Dan: 'Whenever someone tells me how well I’m doing I still can’t quite take it in'
Twelve months ago the Saracens hooker was playing at Ampthill but in a whirlwind year he won a Premiership trophy and played in a …
Daniel Gallan
09 Dec, 7:05
Fin Smith kicks Northampton to Champions Cup win over Glasgow
Tommy Freeman scored a brace of tries as Northampton opened their Champions Cup campaign with a three-try 28-19 victory away to Gl…
09 Dec, 6:42
Connacht suffer record loss as Penaud boosts Bordeaux
Connacht made a miserable start to their Investec Champions Cup campaign as they were beaten 41-5 by Bordeaux-Begles in Galway.
09 Dec, 6:16
Michaela Blyde: Dubai loss sparked 'honest conversations' for Black Ferns Sevens
With 197 tries in the HSBC SVNS, second only to Portia Woodman-Wickliffe, Blyde knows how to sustain excellence.
Adam Julian
09 Dec, 6:03
Mark Nawaqanitawase’s NRL deal is another painful blow for Aussie rugby
It’s a sad day when even the appeal of playing the British and Irish Lions can’t keep an emerging superstar in Australian rugb…
Finn Morton
09 Dec, 4:05
Stuart Hogg reacts as Hawick memorial defaced with abusive remarks about him
Former Scotland captain Stuart Hogg has hit back at vandals who defaced a memorial in his hometown, Hawick, with a vulgar message …
Ian Cameron
09 Dec, 1:36
Ireland set to take on South Africa as tour fixtures announced
Ireland will play two Tests against the world champion Springboks in South Africa next summer.
09 Dec, 0:44
Bristol confirm Ellis Genge injury and likely 2024 return date
England and Bristol Bears prop Ellis Genge has picked up an injury that will likely rule him out for the rest of the year.
Ian Cameron
09 Dec, 0:34
'I think we should speak about it' - Maro Itoje on lucrative deals and facing the Bulls
Maro Itoje is fully focussed on the task at hand as his Saracens side get ready to take on the Bulls in Pretoria on in the opening…
Grant Constable
09 Dec, 0:05
A bluffer's guide to French teams in the Champions Cup
Who is in form and who are the players to watch among the eight French teams in Europe's elite competition?
Sam Larner
08 Dec, 22:14
Harry Byrne gets the nod as Leinster face Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle
Leinster has confirmed its lineup for the upcoming Champions Cup clash against La Rochelle, with Harry Byrne winning the race for …
Ian Cameron
08 Dec, 21:10
Handre Pollard starts as Leicester name team for Stormers
Springbok hero Handre Pollard is set to face off against his fellow South Africans after he was named at flyhalf in the Leicester …
Ian Cameron
08 Dec, 20:43
Portugal winger Costa Storti lands Top 14 contract after star turn at RWC
After making waves during the Rugby World Cup in France, Portugal winger Raffaele Costa Storti has solidified his future by signin…
Ian Cameron
08 Dec, 20:22
'It wasn't easy, I can promise you that' - Willie le Roux on RWC semi final
With the Bulls readying to face Saracens in round 1 of the Champions Cup at Loftus Versfeld this coming weekend, Jim Hamilton went…
Grant Constable
08 Dec, 19:59
Sale explain the 'great bit' about this week's Steve Borthwick visit
The English head coach met an eight-strong Sharks contingent consisting of Jonny Hill, Manu Tuilagi, Ben Curry, Tom Curry, Beva…
Liam Heagney
08 Dec, 19:33
'I am horrified... what it does to the national team is catastrophic'
The feel-good factor around American rugby after winning the right to stage the men’s Rugby World Cup tournament in 2031 and the…
Chris Jones
08 Dec, 19:14
Why Dan McKellar has found a second home at Welford Road
The Wallabies are reeling from the high-profile defection of Mark Nawaqanitawase but the progress of Dan McKellar should soften th…
Nick Bishop
08 Dec, 19:10
Kevin Sinfield back at England work on Sunday after marathon success
Steve Borthwick’s defence coach completed each of his marathons in Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Dublin, Brighton and L…
Liam Heagney
08 Dec, 18:44
Exeter Chiefs eyeing up former England prop Goodrick-Clarke
Exeter Chiefs are looking to raid the RFU Championship in search of more forward gold, with the Devon based Gallagher Premiership …
Ian Cameron
08 Dec, 18:32
Leicester Tigers statement: Rocky Clark
England legend Rocky Clark has walked away from Leicester Tigers after just six month to continue to pursue a career in the media.
Ian Cameron
08 Dec, 17:54
What the Champions Cup means to South African sides
The idea of welcoming South African clubs into the Investec Champions Cup last season was not one that was universally welcomed, b…
Josh Raisey
08 Dec, 16:33
Sam Warburton: The 'brute force' recruitment needed by Leinster
Money talks in professional rugby, sadly. It talks. Even Leinster, they have got one of the best academies and have a good player …
Liam Heagney
08 Dec, 16:14
‘Winning is a daily process. It takes time’ – Marco Bortolami on the rise of Benetton
Under Marco Bortolami's patient guidance, the Italian outfit have become a force to be reckoned with
Jeremy Inson
08 Dec, 15:37
La Rochelle name dream Champions Cup final opponents as they seek the three-peat
Winning the Investec Champions Cup is tough, winning two in a row is tougher and winning three in a row is nigh on impossible, and…
Josh Raisey
08 Dec, 15:18
'We played ruthlessly': Australia chasing back-to-back SVNS circuit wins
Australia's flying Olympic hopefuls in the women's sevens are determined to make it back-to-back world series triumphs in Cape Tow…
08 Dec, 11:15
Taniela Tupou looking to 'reach the next level' in fresh start with Rebels
Melbourne Rebels recruit Taniela Tupou has narrowed his focus as he seeks to put a painful World Cup experience and injury-riddled…
08 Dec, 10:21
'There's no test for measuring your heart'
Willie le Roux has proven assumptions about his size incorrect time and time again.
Tom Vinicombe
08 Dec, 10:19
'Don't blink': Crusaders enlist UFC star for preseason training
The Super Rugby Pacific preseason is in full swing and the Crusaders have true fighting spirit in their corner.
Ned Lester
08 Dec, 10:03
Why All Black fans are about to 'hear a lot of the term fan-centric'
New Zealand Rugby is promising a deep dive into what the fans want to see in international rugby, leading the charge into what it …
Ned Lester
08 Dec, 6:34
Winless Newcastle hoping ill wind will foil struggling French giants
Winless Newcastle Falcons cannot compete with Montpellier’s playing budget or high-profile squad and will need to call upon the …
Chris Jones
08 Dec, 2:42
English schools emerge as some of the favourites for World School's Festival 2023 with new teams announced
English schools have emerged as potential favourites for the World Schools Festival as strong colleges from the country come forwa…
Tom Parker
08 Dec, 2:37
Huw Jones now deemed fit despite initial 'very bad news'
Scotland centre Huw Jones returns following a six-week lay-off to start for Glasgow in Friday’s Investec Champions Cup opener at…
08 Dec, 1:48
Dewi Lake: 'One thing will make the Welsh public feel more positive about the game: winning'
The Ospreys and Wales hooker talks about close friend Jac Morgan, the art of leadership and why some players don't get the praise …
Owain Jones
08 Dec, 1:38
Part apex predator, part immovable bovine - meet the new-look Bulls
Jake White's team are lacing their traditional oomph with flourishes of flair
Daniel Gallan
07 Dec, 23:32
Revitalised Bath have 'puncher's chance' in European quest
After so long in the doldrums, a 'well-balanced' Bath side look 'in reasonable shape' for a tilt at honours
Mick Cleary
07 Dec, 23:21
Ardie Savea switches positions as new signings make Japan Rugby League One bow
The Japan Rugby League One season gets underway on Saturday when Kobelco Kobe Steelers host newly promoted Mie Honda Heat.
07 Dec, 22:53
'I've found the players keen on new ideas, not felt any push back'
Lancaster has got off to an encouraging start, Racing leading the Top 14 heading into its short pause to accommodate two rounds of…
Liam Heagney
07 Dec, 22:40
WATCH: Popular 'Boks Office' show returns, FREE to view on RPTV
At 37-years-old, veteran Springbok Deon Fourie went from replacement loose forward to ending the 2023 Rugby World Cup final at hoo…
Grant Constable
07 Dec, 21:29
British and Irish Lions statement: 2025 tour starts with Dublin match
It will be the first time they have played the Pumas since a 2005 pre-tour game in Cardiff – and the first time they have ever p…
Liam Heagney
07 Dec, 19:28
'Worst week of my life' - Teddy Thomas banned for incident with ex-teammate
Former France winger Teddy Thomas has said he's experienced one of the worst weeks of his life as he copped a hefty ban for a dang…
Ian Cameron
07 Dec, 19:09
The message to players as troubled Gloucester face exotic European fixture
George Skivington, the under-pressure Gloucester director of rugby, has demanded his players rediscover their famous “dog” to …
Chris Jones
07 Dec, 18:48
The unlikely pathway that unearthed Scouse try-scoring menace Johnny Matthews
BKT URC top try-scorer Johnny Matthews is proof there’s more than one path to rugby stardom. The hooker was 26 before he signed …
Simon Thomas
07 Dec, 18:06
The latest South African to throw his lot in with Scotland
The 26-year-old arrived in the Scottish capital in February 2021 and has now penned a two-year contract extension that will take h…
Bryn Palmer
07 Dec, 17:22
‘It’s pretty special’: The superstar Levi sisters taking the SVNS world by storm
Two superstar sisters from the Gold Coast took their place in history after a sublime weekend in the desert.
Finn Morton
07 Dec, 17:10
How Olympic bronze inspired Argentina’s SVNS meteoric rise
Following the Games, Argentina had the confidence to take on the rugby SVNS world.
Finn Morton
07 Dec, 15:58
Rugby Australia 'disappointed' but not concerned by Nawaqanitawase's defection
The defection of one of their brightest rising stars is a big loss for Rugby Australia (RA) at a time when the code is under incre…
07 Dec, 8:02
New contender for the next Wallabies captain emerges
Highly-rated prop Angus Bell has put his hand up to captain the wounded Wallabies after conceding Australia's Rugby World Cup flop…
07 Dec, 7:53
Ranking the top five performances from the Springboks in 2023
The performance in the final wasn't South Africa's best of the year as they just squeaked past a 14-man opposition. Here are the t…
Ben Smith
07 Dec, 7:44
Wallabies lose one of their best players in shock defection to rugby league
Waratahs and Wallabies winger Mark Nawaqanitawase has shocked Australian Rugby after signing a new deal with rugby league that wil…
Ben Smith
07 Dec, 6:49
Will 'risk-taker' Gatland gamble on 'adventurer' Lloyd?
Scarlets fly-half Ioan Lloyd has pace, guile and imagination, but will he be to Warren Gatland's taste for Wales?
Mark Orders
07 Dec, 2:46
Saracens statement: The signing of Logovi’i Mulipola
It was last week, when hosting a virtual media briefing to discuss the decision by Owen Farrell to take a Test rugby sabbatical fr…
Liam Heagney
07 Dec, 2:26
The Stuart Lancaster verdict on his England winger Henry Arundell
The 21-year-old was signed by Racing 92 in the summer following the collapse of London Irish.
Liam Heagney
07 Dec, 1:50
Ronan O'Gara cops a ban at his latest French disciplinary hearing
The former Ireland out-half was called to account for his alleged behaviour towards the match officials in Paris during a Top 14 d…
Liam Heagney
07 Dec, 1:39
Sale give a 2024/25 contract update on George Ford, Manu Tuilagi
Out-half Ford signed a deal to move to the Sharks from Leicester in the summer of 2022... Tuilagi, meanwhile, is on a one-year ext…
Liam Heagney
07 Dec, 1:18
Huge blow for US rugby as former MLR winner reportedly goes bust
Reports suggest that Major League Rugby is in for another blow, as Rugby New York appear to be the latest team to go under.
Grant Constable
07 Dec, 0:43
Owen Farrell set for first appearance since his big announcement
The England skipper will sit out this season’s Six Nations as he takes an international break to prioritise his and his family…
06 Dec, 23:26
Australia women's player ratings | Dubai SVNS 2023/24
Australia are the queens of the Dubai SVNS for the fourth time on the bounce after beating rivals New Zealand.
Finn Morton
06 Dec, 22:30
The club rookie Sam Warburton is backing for Six Nations selection
The Welsh begin their 2024 schedule with a February 3 trip to Scotland with experienced duo Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams no l…
Liam Heagney
06 Dec, 22:11
How Springboks’ World Cup success has raised the bar for Blitzboks
Sevens great Rosko Specman said the Springboks' success is motivating the team on the new-look SVNS Series.
Finn Morton
06 Dec, 19:48
The message on the Leinster wall Nienaber has already taken to heart
Leinster were left reliant on an 81st-minute try from Ciaran Frawley to snatch a 24-22 victory in Galway from the jaws of defeat.
Liam Heagney
06 Dec, 18:59
Champions Cup primed for a bold renaissance
The premier domestic club competition in the world has had a tumultuous time in recent years but is predicting a stirring comeback
Tom Bradshaw
06 Dec, 18:19
‘The vibe is really cool’ – Abbie Brown on Lightning, GB Sevens, and jumping between the two
When she’s not captaining her nation to Olympic qualification, Abbie Brown is providing Loughborough Lightning with a last line …
Matt Merritt
06 Dec, 18:17
Wallabies wing Mark Nawaqanitawase ‘leaning’ towards code switch – report
Wallabies wing Mark Nawaqanitawase is on the brink of signing a stunning two-year deal with NRL heavyweights the Sydney Roosters.
Finn Morton
06 Dec, 18:12
Ben Gollings under increasing pressure to hold onto head coach role
Ben Gollings, the Fiji sevens head coach, is under growing pressure to deliver a win at the Cape Town leg of the HSBC SVNS
Chris Jones
06 Dec, 18:05
South Africa men's player ratings | Dubai SVNS
Champions in Dubai for the fifth straight year, the South Africa Sevens men were on a mission to kickstart the brand-new SVNS seri…
Ned Lester
06 Dec, 9:40
Ranking the five best performances from the All Blacks in 2023
The All Blacks came up short by one point in the Rugby World Cup final in 2023 but there were many other memorable games during th…
Ben Smith
06 Dec, 6:53
A rivalry for the ages : why Ireland and South Africa can lead a new world order
Battles between these two rugby powerhouses are set to dominate the landscape at club and Test level.
Nick Bishop
06 Dec, 3:34
Jacques Nienaber at Leinster: 'I don’t think they will buy me pints!'
It was October 28 in Paris when Nienaber led South Africa to back-to-back world titles, his team defeating the All Blacks in the f…
Liam Heagney
06 Dec, 2:11
Former Scotland international Craig Chalmers reveals cancer diagnosis
Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions stand-off Craig Chalmers has revealed that he is suffering from prostate cancer.
David Ferguson
06 Dec, 0:41
Six Nations debuts for three referees; Davidson to also make history
World Rugby confirmed on Tuesday their Emirates World Rugby match official appointments for the upcoming tournament, which begins …
Liam Heagney
06 Dec, 0:24
Toby Booth on 'harsh reality' as another star leaves Wales
Ospreys boss Toby Booth has reflected on the “harsh reality” of Welsh rugby’s economic climate after French second division …
05 Dec, 23:11
Leinster reveal the extent of Ross Byrne's arm injury
Leinster are set to be without No10 Ross Byrne until the new year after underwent surgery on an arm injury last week.
Josh Raisey
05 Dec, 23:04
Rachel Malcolm: 'It was the most together we've been as a squad'
“We obviously had a tough couple of years,” Malcolm said on reflection. “But one thing that's super special about Scotland a…
Elizabeth Cartwright
05 Dec, 22:02
Kevin Sinfield: 'The team are a little bit tired, a little bit busted'
The former Leeds rugby league player is running seven marathons in seven days around the UK and Ireland to raise awareness and fun…
Liam Heagney
05 Dec, 22:01
Wayne Barnes weighs in on resignation of ex-colleague Tom Foley after online abuse
Recently retired referee Wayne Barnes has said "rugby has lost one of its best officials" after his former colleague Tom Foley ann…
Josh Raisey
05 Dec, 21:45
Ireland trio provide timely injury boost for Ulster head of Champions Cup
Ulster will be boosted by the return of three Ireland internationals this week as they prepare to get their Investec Champions Cup…
Josh Raisey
05 Dec, 20:44
Pools confirmed for opening round of HSBC Sevens Challenger 2024
The pools have been confirmed ahead of the opening round of the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Challenger 2024 at The Sevens Stadium in D…
Grant Constable
05 Dec, 20:16
Eddie Jones linked with another international job alongside ex-All Blacks coach
Despite his unsavoury exit from Australian rugby after the World Cup, there is no shortage in interest in the services of Eddie Jo…
Josh Raisey
05 Dec, 19:11
Ex-Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani has named his new club
The 31-year-old last played for Biarritz in their 2021/22 Top 14 season which ended in relegation.
Liam Heagney
05 Dec, 18:02
England must follow South Africa's lead to achieve any success again
It’s fair to say that English rugby has seen better days. The now ring-fenced Premiership has been reduced to just 10 teams afte…
Daniel Gallan
05 Dec, 17:16
Out until 2024: Another World Cup winner is ruled out at Munster
Named Munster player of the year for 2022/23, Jean Kleyn made his 2023/24 seasonal debut in the November 25 URC derby away to Lein…
Liam Heagney
05 Dec, 16:37
Super Rugby Aupiki 2024 draw revealed
Matat?, Chiefs Manawa, Hurricanes Poua and the nib Blues will play a full home and away schedule before the top two teams meet in …
Kim Ekin
05 Dec, 12:19
Gilbert Enoka talks All Blacks 'sense of entitlement' at 2007 RWC
The year 2007 was one All Blacks fans would quickly rather forget, given the pain of a worst-ever Rugby World Cup result.
Ned Lester
05 Dec, 10:51
What Beauden Barrett's new deal means for Will Jordan and Damian McKenzie
Re-signing Beauden Barrett will be well worth it for New Zealand Rugby and the All Blacks as they look to fill the void left by Ri…
Ben Smith
05 Dec, 9:59
Will arduous All Blacks schedule hamper Razor’s rebuild?
Expectations of a bold new era under Scott Robertson may be challenged by a run of 15 tests in 21 weeks in 2024
Gregor Paul
05 Dec, 5:15
Handre Pollard: 'Manie has made such a positive impact for the Boks'
The South African double-World Cup winner believes his injury-enforced lay-offs have given him the mental toughness to succeed
Jon Cardinelli
05 Dec, 1:54
'Owen Farrell is another prophet railroaded out of his own land - who can replace him?'
Will George Ford or Marcus Smith fill the void left by the England totem?
Nick Bishop
05 Dec, 1:03
Fiji international facing jail after guilty plea in court
Top rugby player Api Ratuniyarawa is facing jail after admitting a series of sexual offences committed days before he was due to p…
05 Dec, 0:38
Challenge Cup winning league coach praised for 'changing the mindset' at Northampton
Northampton Saints showcased their credentials as a force to be reckoned with this season in the Gallagher Premiership with a 18-1…
Josh Raisey
05 Dec, 0:23
'We want the best players to play for England- if they're not in the Prem, they're not able to'
England Rugby appear to be on the brink of entering a new era with hybrid contracts and with that comes a lot of uncertainty surro…
Josh Raisey
04 Dec, 23:11
'Two years ago I was on building sites': Rhys Litterick, from landscaping graft to a date with Antoine Dupont
The Cardiff prop was doing manual labour while playing semi-pro rugby as recently as 2021.
Jamie Lyall
04 Dec, 22:45
Watch - Major late blunder gifts France winger easiest try of his career
France and Bordeaux-Begles winger Louis Bielle-Biarrey may only be 20 years of age, but he will be hard pushed to score an easier …
Josh Raisey
04 Dec, 22:23
Death threats after World Cup final force referee to stand down from Test rugby
Referee Tom Foley has announced that he has stepped down from officiating international rugby following the online abuse he receiv…
Josh Raisey
04 Dec, 21:58
French ProD2 outfit confirm signing of Wales great George North
Provence Rugby have ended weeks of speculation by confirming the signing of Wales great George North ahead of next season.
Josh Raisey
04 Dec, 20:49
Gloucester chief pens open letter to fans after dismal start to the season
Gloucester chief executive Alex Brown has urged supporters to “stay with us” after a dismal start to the Gallagher Premiership…
04 Dec, 19:39
Pools announced for Cape Town SVNS
Having come through the 'pool of death' to win the men's HSBC Dubai SVNS over the weekend, South Africa Sevens have been handed a …
Josh Raisey
04 Dec, 17:42
Key players ruled out ahead of New Zealand’s SVNS quest in Cape Town
Both the Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens have been dealt major injury blows ahead of their shot at SVNS Series redemption in Cap…
Finn Morton
04 Dec, 12:38
Let’s not pretend you have to play in New Zealand to be an All Black
Cane cited South Africa, who successfully cobbles players together from Europe and Japan and churns out Rugby World Cup-winning te…
Hamish Bidwell
04 Dec, 9:34
Five players to watch out for in Super Rugby Aupiki 2024
Super Rugby Aupiki expands in 2024 with a full home and away regular season, a longer preseason, and increased player payments.
Adam Julian
04 Dec, 8:53
New Zealand Rugby re-sign Beauden Barrett on long-term deal
Beauden Barrett has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby on a four-year deal which will see the Test centurion eligible to continue hi…
Ben Smith
04 Dec, 8:31
Wales' openside Reffell now 'one of the best sevens in the world'
04 Dec, 5:12
'Look at the stats': Wayne Barnes' verdict on whether Richie McCaw was a serial cheat
Retired referee Wayne Barnes has offered his perspective on whether former All Black captain Richie McCaw is a "serial cheat" in h…
Ben Smith
04 Dec, 5:05
Wales star's hat-trick helps Leicester pummel struggling Newcastle
A hat-trick of tries from Leicester’s Wales flanker Tommy Reffell ensured Newcastle’s desperate start to the season with a 47-…
04 Dec, 1:43
'No comment at this stage' - Prem club clam up on RG Snyman as new hat thrown in ring
Bath director of rugby Johann van Graan has refused to comment on speculation linking Springbok lock RG Snyman to a transfer to th…
Ian Cameron
04 Dec, 1:31
Blitzboks and Australia win gold at Dubai SVNS
The Blitzboks and Australia Women have won the Dubai SVNS, kicking off the new HSBC SVNS circuit in style in the Middle East.
Ian Cameron
04 Dec, 0:41
USA great Madison Hughes reveals ‘unfinished business’ after SVNS return
Playmaker Madison Hughes was ready to “move on” and sail into the sunset after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Finn Morton
03 Dec, 22:59
French icon Charles Ollivon signs monster 4 year '2027' contract
France back row Charles Ollivon has nailed down his rugby future, signing a four contract that will see him stay at Toulon until 2…
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 21:53
‘Highly likely…’: NZ coach provides troubling injury update on Sarah Hirini
Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini is “highly likely to be unavailable” for the Cape Town SVNS next weekend.
Finn Morton
03 Dec, 21:51
Argentina look to end Blitzboks’ Dubai SVNS reign after making another final
Following a breakout season on the circuit in 2022/23, Argentina are through to another SVNS Cup final.
Finn Morton
03 Dec, 20:27
Bulked up Jordan Conroy given greenlight to keep 'big arms'
Ireland Sevens flyer Jordan Conroy - a try scorer at this weekend's Dubai SVNS - has been given permission to retain his new,  bu…
Ian Cameron
03 Dec, 19:59
Blitzboks debutant Quewin Nortje on the cusp of Dubai SVNS ‘dream’
Quewin Nortje’s first SVNS event couldn’t have been scripted any better up until this point.
Finn Morton
03 Dec, 19:46
‘We scraped through’: Australia suffer ‘frustrating’ quarters exit at Dubai SVNS
Australia showed plenty of fight and risked landing a knockout blow against a heavyweight contender at the Dubai SVNS.
Finn Morton
03 Dec, 17:12
Will Evans: 'The stats don’t back it up when they say it is dangerous'
Intriguing is the candid admission to RugbyPass by the London club’s Will Evans that he used to beat himself up about seeing his…
Liam Heagney
03 Dec, 16:15
How Black Ferns Sevens channel ‘pressure’ to stay ‘hungry’ for more SVNS success
Fans have high expectations of any New Zealand rugby team, and those standards are driven within the team’s inner sanctum as wel…
Finn Morton
03 Dec, 12:07
'There’s more to it': Former All Black captain doubtful of eligibility rule change
Former All Black captain and current Toshiba Brave Lupus head coach Todd Blackadder does not think NZR will change the eligibility…
Ben Smith
03 Dec, 11:32
‘Irish d***head’: Warren Gatland reveals his troll's 'sinister' ongoing campaign
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has revealed how he was the subjected to an ongoing trolling campaign as recent as this year's Rug…
Kim Ekin
03 Dec, 10:17
Leinster leave it late to beat rivals Connacht and go top of the URC
Ciaran Frawley’s last-gasp try saw Leinster snatch a 24-22 derby win from the jaws of defeat and end Connacht’s near year-long…
03 Dec, 6:56
Giacomo Da Re scores late try as Benetton fight back to beat Ospreys
Benetton produced a late scoring burst to defeat United Rugby Championship opponents the Ospreys 18-13 at Stadio di Monigo.
03 Dec, 6:31
Courtney Lawes stars as Northampton Saints win at Saracens
Phil Dowson paid tribute to an excellent all-round performance after Northampton kept their cool to upset Saracens and record a su…
03 Dec, 4:26
Stormers beat Zebre in a game that won't live long in the memory
It was not a game to live long in the memory, but Stormers had enough class and quality to prevail in bonus-point fashion.
03 Dec, 3:54
Second-half surge earns Edinburgh a statement win at Ulster
Strong showings from skipper Jamie Ritchie and Ben Healy, the Edinburgh fly-half kicking 12 points, were pivotal for the visitors …
03 Dec, 3:41
Bath explain their 'keeping the foot on the throat' attitude
Sam Underhill was awarded player of the match and Johann van Graan was not about to disagree with that verdict.
03 Dec, 3:22
Saracens' five-match winning streak is ended by gritty Northampton
Tries from Ollie Sleightholme and Alex Mitchell made sure of the victory, despite Saracens threatening a late fightback when Alex …
03 Dec, 3:06
Gareth Davies stars as Scarlets take advantage of Jenkins' red card
Gareth Davies scored two of Scarlets’ five tries as they edged to a 29-23 bonus-point BKT United Rugby Championship victory over…
03 Dec, 2:44
What most pleased Pat Lam in 'no mean feat' win over Gloucester
Gloucester were blown away to trail 41-7 after only 50 minutes but Bristol replaced impressive half-backs Callum Sheedy and Harry …
03 Dec, 2:16
The Bath resurgence continues with a six-try win over Exeter
Number eight Alfie Barbeary had his best game so far in Bath colours with two tries as they leapfrogged Exeter into the top four.
03 Dec, 1:57
14-man Lions too good for Dragons despite a first-half red card
Despite the Lions having lock Ruben Schoeman red-carded after 26 minutes, they claimed a bonus-point victory.
03 Dec, 1:39
New Bristol points record as Gloucester fall to sixth loss in a row
The Bears led 41-7 early in the second half before relaxing to allow Gloucester a hint of respectability, but they were comfortabl…
03 Dec, 0:19
It's all too easy for six-try Bulls against the toothless Sharks
The Bulls moved to within a point of United Rugby Championship leaders Glasgow Warriors with a commanding 44-10 win over the Shark…
02 Dec, 23:24
Watch – Brady Rush the hero as New Zealand sneak by Samoa in Dubai
New Zealand called for a hero and it was Brady Rush who stood up and answered the call on a beautiful evening in Dubai.
Finn Morton
02 Dec, 22:29
Aussie Maddison Levi aiming for SVNS greatness after record-breaking season
Maddison Levi has set her sights on cementing her place as “one of the great wingers” in the world of rugby SVNS.
Finn Morton
02 Dec, 20:46
The massive compliment Joe Marler paid to a teenage Sale tighthead
Harlequins loosehead Joe Marler gave a wonderful compliment to a teenage opposition prop when conducting a flash TV interview near…
Liam Heagney
02 Dec, 20:39
‘Got a good chance’: Australia preparing for must-win Dubai SVNS clash
Australia stands on the brink of elimination following two pool stage defeats at The Sevens Stadium.
Finn Morton
02 Dec, 20:16
Ronan O’Gara hits back over his latest Top 14 disciplinary summons
The La Rochelle boss is due to appear before a committee next Wednesday, four days before his club hosts Irish rivals Leinster in …
Liam Heagney
02 Dec, 19:44
The Marcus Smith report card after big Harlequins win
Marcus Smith’s influential display in Harlequins’ 36-3 Gallagher Premiership victory over leaders Sale shows he is back in the…
02 Dec, 19:23
‘I want it really bad’: Aussie Kaitlin Shave hungry for more after SVNS debut
With a gleaming smile on her face, debutant Kaitlin Shave was one of the last players to arrive at Australia’s team huddle on Sa…
Finn Morton
02 Dec, 18:35
‘We thrive on that’: All Blacks Sevens grind out tough win in Dubai
The All Blacks Sevens had to do it the hard way as the defending world champions opened their new SVNS season with a thrilling win…
Finn Morton
02 Dec, 16:22
Ireland Sevens off to a flyer at Dubai SVNS
Both Ireland's men's and women's teams are off to a fast start at the HSBC SVNS in Dubai, the first leg of the revamped HSBC SVNS …
Ian Cameron
02 Dec, 16:01
‘Didn’t play like New Zealand’: Black Ferns Sevens survive thrilling opener
Defending world champions New Zealand have opened their new SVNS campaign with an enthralling 19-14 win over newly promoted South …
Finn Morton
02 Dec, 14:54
Manie Libbok reflects on relationship with Handré Pollard throughout RWC
The flyhalf battle for the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup was tense, with two world-class talents jostling for one of the most …
Ned Lester
02 Dec, 11:32
The 14 World Cup finalists to watch in Japan this season
Seven of the Springboks and seven of the All Blacks are returning to action as Japan’s League One kicks off in Tokyo.
Kim Ekin
02 Dec, 8:38
'Real elite, high performance': Jorja Miller talks SVNS and her new contract
The new contract that will see Miller remain in the black jersey not just on the new SVNS circuit but at the 2024 Olympic games, i…
Ned Lester
02 Dec, 6:54
Munster put in electric performance to dismiss URC leaders Glasgow
Munster turned in an electric attacking performance to beat BKT United Rugby Championship leaders Glasgow Warriors 40-29 at Musgra…
02 Dec, 6:09
Legal claim: Joint statement on behalf of World Rugby, WRU and RFU
World Rugby and the game’s governing bodies in Wales and England have issued a joint statement after more than 200 retired playe…
Liam Heagney
02 Dec, 6:06
Smith outduels Ford as Harlequins put leaders Sale to sword
Quins climb to second in the Gallagher Premiership after putting the league leaders to the sword with a polished display.
02 Dec, 5:58
RFU statement: 2022/23 annual report, operating profit of £4m
The RFU have praised robust financial management for delivering an operating profit of £4m for 2022/23, even though that figure i…
Liam Heagney
02 Dec, 2:15
Blair Kinghorn not in team to face Ulster in his scheduled final Edinburgh match
Blair Kinghorn’s Edinburgh career is effectively over after the Toulouse-bound full-back was not named in the team to face Ulste…
02 Dec, 1:38
Owen Farrell left out as Saracens name team to take on Northampton
Owen Farrell has been given this weekend off by Saracens just days after the England skipper revealed he was taking a sabbatical f…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 20:20
Transcript: The Mark McCall 20-minute media briefing on Owen Farrell
Saracens boss Mark McCall provided a fascinating media briefing on Thursday to a virtual audience of 20 journalists on why England…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 19:29
Fijian Drua home matches generate huge windfall for Fiji economy
The success of the Fijian Drua reaching the knock out stages of the Super Pacific Rugby competition in 2023 produced significant f…
Chris Jones
01 Dec, 18:23
'Some interest from Edinburgh who don’t mind poaching our players'
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has delivered a mid-winter update about the Gallagher Premiership club’s contracting for the 2024/25 se…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 17:20
Back your team for reduced ticket prices in unique new promotion
In association with Coup Gagnant, you can now back your team to reach the final of the Investec Champions Cup Final 2024 or EPCR C…
Grant Constable
01 Dec, 16:20
Code hoppers warned against taking Sevens lightly
Players from 15-a-side rugby union have been warned against taking any planned transition into SVNS rugby lightly ahead of next ye…
Ian Cameron
01 Dec, 16:17
‘Try and keep up with them’: Springboks’ legacy inspires Blitzboks’ SVNS quest
The opportunity to push for more prestigious rugby honours awaits ahead of a revamped SVNS Series.
Finn Morton
01 Dec, 15:57
Ireland confirm men's and women's sides for Dubai SVNS
The Ireland Men’s and Women’s Sevens squads have been confirmed for the inaugural HSBC SVNS Series leg in Dubai, marking the c…
Ian Cameron
01 Dec, 15:22
‘The ultimate athlete’: Former sprint champ set to debut at Dubai SVNS
The Australian women’s sevens team are set to unleash a former high school sprint star in Dubai this weekend.
Finn Morton
01 Dec, 15:01
Rights Mkhari: 'We will fight for each other till the very last minute'
Springboks Women's Sevens forward Rights Mkhari is refusing to be daunted by the bright lights and global backdrop of the HSBC SVN…
Ian Cameron
01 Dec, 14:45
Springboks Women's Sevens name 4 uncapped players for Dubai SVNS
Springbok Women’s Sevens head coach Renfred Dazel has named a 13-player squad for the HSBC SVNS series opener in Dubai, featurin…
Ian Cameron
01 Dec, 13:51
Australia confirm teams for Dubai SVNS
Australia have named both their men's and women's sides for the Dubai SVNS, with three fresh faces set to make their first appeara…
Ian Cameron
01 Dec, 13:24
Rugby Australia to trial lower tackle height in community game
Rugby Australia have announced a lower tackle height trial as they look to minimise the risk of concussions and encourage more pla…
01 Dec, 12:21
Richie McCaw expects Scott Robertson will 'do things a little bit different'
Two Canterbury and New Zealand icons have endorsed another as Scott Robertson begins his All Blacks coaching journey.
Ned Lester
01 Dec, 11:09
Whitelock touches down for Pau hoping to find positives in RWC final defeat
Whitelock played the last of his 153 Tests, an All Black record, in last month’s one-point (11-12) loss to South Africa in the W…
01 Dec, 8:41
A vintage jersey every Kiwi Super Rugby team should bring back in 2024
It's finally happening, ladies and gentlemen. Retro jerseys are set to feature in Super Rugby in 2024.
Ned Lester
01 Dec, 7:01
England star Zoe Harrison cops ban for 'act contrary to good sportsmanship'
England and Saracens flyhalf Zoe Harrison has been given a short ban after she pleaded guilty to act of 'Contrary to Good Sportsma…
Ian Cameron
01 Dec, 3:25
Major update from World Schools Festival 2023 as more sides from South Africa and New Zealand announced
Two of the in form schools around the rugby world have been announced to take part in the World Schools Festival 2023.
Tom Parker
01 Dec, 2:49
Henry Arundell: Borthwick visit, next season, the winger he most fears
Henry Arundell has spoken about his meeting with England boss Steve Borthwick last week in Paris and given an update on where he m…
Liam Heagney
01 Dec, 2:38
'It is going to take its toll at some point' - teammate on Farrell abuse
Owen Farrell’s England and former Saracens team-mate Max Malins has described the abuse thrown at him as “shocking” and “r…
01 Dec, 1:58
Glasgow’s Sean Kennedy to keep his starting spot after scoring return
Sean Kennedy will continue at scrum-half when BKT United Rugby Championship leaders Glasgow face Munster in Ireland on Friday nigh…
01 Dec, 0:30
The key ingredient South Africa's URC teams so badly needed
The one consistent among South Africa’s trio of BKT United Rugby Championship coaches in Jake White, John Plumtree and John Dobs…
01 Dec, 0:02
Mark McCall slams 'shameful' negative narrative about Owen Farrell
Saracens boss Mark McCall conducted a near 20-minute media briefing on Thursday to shed some light on why Owen Farrell has decided…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 23:17
All Blacks Sevens lose Sam Dickson for Dubai and Cape Town
In a major blow to the All Blacks Sevens ahead of their SVNS Series opener in Dubai this weekend, veteran Sam Dickson has been wit…
Finn Morton
30 Nov, 22:01
Cornish Pirates statement: Financial outlook after Truro FC sale
English Championship club Cornish Pirates have provided fans with a financial update following the sale of partner football club T…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 21:06
'I was probably a little bit frustrated game-time wise in the World Cup' - Mason Grady
Mason Grady says he has his mojo back and he will be out to prove it as he goes in search of revenge in this weekend’s BKT URC W…
Simon Thomas
30 Nov, 20:52
Hotly tipped flanker Guy Pepper the latest England back row injured
Guy Pepper, who has  been identified by England head coach Steve Borthwick as a player to watch, is battling to recover from the …
Chris Jones
30 Nov, 20:36
'Guys laughed at me, I'd go to the bathroom and cry' - How Agustin Creevy, 38, has stayed at the top
Once ridiculed and lampooned, Sale Sharks' Argentine colossus is still going strong.
Jamie Lyall
30 Nov, 19:49
Unsung, underpaid, overworked: Are analysts any closer to ‘solving’ rugby?
Analysis is now part of the game's fabric but how much does raw data move the game forward?
Sam Larner
30 Nov, 18:03
Sale's verdict on Jonny Hill's form ahead of his Borthwick meet-up
Sale have shared their thoughts on the prospects of Jonny Hill potentially getting back in Steve Borthwick’s England squad for t…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 15:19
Toulon statement: The immediate effect signing of Jack Singleton
French title chasers Toulon have snapped up the services of Jack Singleton, the England and Gloucester hooker, for the remainder o…
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 15:17
What Clive Woodward makes of the shock Owen Farrell England sabbatical
Former England boss Clive Woodward has given his verdict on the midweek revelation that Owen Farrell has made himself unavailable …
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 15:12
'Envy of a lot of the rugby world': Sam Cane's agent jumps into All Blacks eligibility debate
Sam Cane has suggested that the All Blacks eligibility rules should be reviewed but his agent has defended New Zealand Rugby's sta…
Ben Smith
30 Nov, 8:56
Why Ardie Savea needs to be the next All Blacks captain under Robertson
The selection of Ardie Savea will have an uplifting impact on the All Blacks, the fans, and start Scott Robertson's era on the fro…
Ben Smith
30 Nov, 5:49
Why Miles Amatosero can be the Wallabies' next Will Skelton
The Clermont juggernaut is returning to Australia and could spark a much-needed recruitment drive.
Nick Bishop
30 Nov, 5:28
Steve Borthwick ‘fully behind’ Owen Farrell's big decision
Owen Farrell has received the full backing of England head coach Steve Borthwick after deciding to take a break from international…
30 Nov, 2:14
Perry Baker missing as veteran returns to lead USA SVNS
Ben Pinkelman has been handed the captaincy of the USA Eagles as they launch their HBSC SVNS campaign in Dubai
Chris Jones
30 Nov, 1:36
Coventry statement: The immediate-effect signing of a Fijian tighthead
Mid-table Championship side Coventry have confirmed the signing of a Fijian tighthead who arrives with a reputation for explosive …
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 1:10
Courtney Lawes wants Lions call but won't do England U-turn – report
Courtney Lawes has issued a come-and-get-me call to Andy Farrell, the likely head coach of the 2025 British and Irish Lions.
Liam Heagney
30 Nov, 0:36
Owen Farrell announces international break to ‘prioritise’ well-being
England captain Owen Farrell will not be available for this season’s Six Nations Championship after today announcing that he wil…
Grant Constable
29 Nov, 23:45
Saints coming up with 'compelling' offer to keep captain at club
Northampton rugby director Phil Dowson says Saints are “desperate” to keep captain Lewis Ludlam at the club.
29 Nov, 23:31
Oyonnax's Kiwi full-back Tony Ensor has retired with immediate effect
Former Highlanders full-back Tony Ensor has retired with immediate effect following an injury picked up in a Top 14 match in Augus…
Liam Heagney
29 Nov, 22:47
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has issued a sin-bin warning to football
Exeter rugby director Rob Baxter has urged football’s law makers to be careful after they agreed that sin-bins should be trialle…
29 Nov, 20:47
The two changes Raynal wants, and his view now of Foley Bledisloe call
Seasoned French referee Mathieu Raynal has named the two changes he would make in rugby – one a law alteration and the other to …
Liam Heagney
29 Nov, 20:15
Exciting Aphelele Fassi on the main reason he has stayed
The crunch SA Shield derby at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday will showcase an electrifying showdown between Hollywoodbets Sharks Aphe…
29 Nov, 19:32
O'Gara facing disciplinary hearing before La Rochelle host Leinster
Ronan O’Gara is set for another disciplinary hearing in France after match officials again took exception to his alleged bad beh…
Liam Heagney
29 Nov, 17:47
Sale reach decision on recruitment after latest Tom Curry injury
Alex Sanderson has come to a decision on whether or not Sale will dip into the short-term recruitment market to replace Tom Curry,…
Liam Heagney
29 Nov, 17:07
The names you need to know: 7 players to watch in women's SVNS 2023/24
There are genuine superstars on the SVNS circuit who will need to rise up and shine in 2023/24.
Finn Morton
29 Nov, 16:54
Scott Robertson relives his near misses with the All Blacks' top job
The third time's a charm for Scott Robertson, who assumed the reigns as All Blacks head coach at the start of November after narro…
Ned Lester
29 Nov, 12:42
Australia name world-class women’s and men’s squads for Dubai SVNS
The Australian women’s and men’s teams have arrived in Dubai ahead of the first event this weekend.
Finn Morton
29 Nov, 11:08
Kieran Read warns NZR against All Blacks eligibility rule change
Former All Blacks captain Kieran Read has questioned whether the All Blacks “could survive” if New Zealand Rugby decided to ch…
Finn Morton
29 Nov, 7:12
The names you need to know: 7 players to watch in men’s SVNS 2023/24
Whether you’re new to sevens or a seasoned fan, here are just some names that you need to remember before, during and after SVNS…
Finn Morton
29 Nov, 6:18
'Icon of Crusaders rugby' Owen Franks returns to the red and black
The team with the most All Blacks-heavy prop stocks in Super Rugby Pacific just got even deeper, as the Crusaders announced the si…
Ned Lester
29 Nov, 5:16
One look from selectors took trainee sparkie Rokolisoa to Sevens stardom
The dazzling All Blacks Sevens playmaker was the leading points scorer in the HSBC World Sevens Series last season with 415 points…
Adam Julian
29 Nov, 5:00
Let's hope that Richie Mo’unga wasn't serious about the All Blacks
Without Richie Mo’unga, the cupboard of competent first five-eighths' back here in New Zealand is pretty bare.
Hamish Bidwell
29 Nov, 4:33
Sam Cane calls on NZR to change All Blacks eligibility rules
All Blacks captain Sam Cane has suggested that New Zealand Rugby review the eligibility rules as he prepares to play for the Tokyo…
Ben Smith
29 Nov, 4:05
Rodd becomes latest England player at Sale to suffer injury setback
Another England international at Sale is set to for a spell on the sidelines, Bevan Rodd the latest to get ruled out of selection …
Liam Heagney
29 Nov, 2:36
Home oxygen chamber helps rehab - 'It's out of Zach’s own pocket'
The number eight has missed Gloucester’s last four league games.
29 Nov, 1:00
Two rounds down, and plenty to go: Some early season lukewarm takes on PWR
We’ve scarcely got going with this new Premiership Women’s Rugby campaign - if the season were a sprinter, it’d only just ha…
Claire Thomas
29 Nov, 0:13
Breaking: Former Fiji boss Simon Raiwalui confirms his next move
Ex-Fiji head coach Simon Raiwalui has revealed his new post-Rugby World Cup role.
Liam Heagney
28 Nov, 23:50
You’re fired! Top 14 follows football’s trend of ‘musical chairs’
Montpellier's brutal replacement of Richard Cockerill with a 'journeyman' underlines the Top 14's policy of hiring and firing coac…
Gavin Mortimer
28 Nov, 23:13
Jack Singleton set for immediate effect switch to the Top 14 – report
Jack Singleton is reportedly set to become the latest England international to play his club rugby across the Channel.
Liam Heagney
28 Nov, 20:44
'My dad would pull out a gun': How Omar Mouneimne went from a violent home to rugby stardom
The respected Exeter defence coach and former MMA fighter has charted an inspiring voyage.
Jamie Lyall
28 Nov, 20:17
RugbyPass TV to show live Allianz PWR matches in the 2023/24 season
With the 2023/24 Premiership Women’s Rugby (PWR) season underway, World Rugby has announced it will be live broadcasting one mat…
Lucy Lomax
28 Nov, 19:34
'Look, it’s a unique job, unbelievable... I’ll miss it when it goes'
Jack Kelly is living the rugby dream, jetting into Dubai this week with James Topping’s Ireland sevens team for the start of an …
Liam Heagney
28 Nov, 19:08
Both carded in the World Cup final, Kolbe and Cane are now teammates
After a dramatic Rugby World Cup final that had completely different outcomes for each of them, Cheslin Kolbe and Sam Cane are now…
Grant Constable
28 Nov, 18:44
The World Cup elimination messages Galthie got from Henry, Woodward
France boss Fabien Galthie has revealed he was contacted by both Graham Henry and Clive Woodward the day after Les Bleus were elim…
Liam Heagney
28 Nov, 18:02
SVNS 2024: Previews of all 12 women's teams
The 2024 Sevens (or SVNS as it’s now known), season will see the women’s teams play a record eight rounds and, for the first t…
Rikki Swannell
28 Nov, 17:32
SA Rugby Awards nominees feature RWC winners but no clear favourite
SA Rugby has today announced the nominees for their annual awards, covering nine categories that includes the prestigious SA Rugby…
Grant Constable
28 Nov, 16:46
'Who was the alpha?': The big learning points in Scott Robertson's career
Scott Robertson is bringing something new to the All Blacks, it's a point of difference that the serial Super Rugby champion has d…
Ned Lester
28 Nov, 10:37
'Nearly men': Ian Foster's All Black legacy as head coach
The All Blacks under head coach Ian Foster will be remembered as the "nearly men" after a turbulent four years culminated in a one…
Kim Ekin
28 Nov, 10:36
Super Rugby Aupiki squads confirmed for 2024 season
Chiefs Manawa have made some stunning off-season signings as they look to return to champions status in 2024.
Finn Morton
28 Nov, 9:48
MLR reveals ‘unfortunate’ league update before 2024 season
Major League Rugby has confirmed the unfortunate news that the Toronto Arrows will cease operations immediately and not compete in…
Finn Morton
28 Nov, 9:26
‘It’s a weird story’: Dietrich Roache’s ‘surprising’ SVNS fairytale
Dietrich Roache’s ascent to Australian sevens stardom is an oddly relatable, candid and passionate tale that certainly has the m…
Finn Morton
28 Nov, 8:08
Report: Michael Cheika set to remain Los Pumas coach until 2027
Former Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika intends to stay on as Los Pumas head coach until the end of the next Rugby World Cup ac…
Ben Smith
28 Nov, 7:54
Pete Horne joins Scotland coaching team as ex-All Blacks assistant let go
Gregor Townsend has welcomed Pete Horne on to his Scotland coaching staff on a permanent basis, but Brad Mooar will play no furthe…
28 Nov, 4:38
Former England rugby captain Sarah Hunter enjoying ‘not feeling beaten up’
England Women’s most capped player was made a a CBE for services to rugby union.
28 Nov, 4:18
Munster announce split from Springbok lock RG Snyman
World Cup-winning Springbok RG Snyman will not renew his contract with Munster after it expires at the end of the season.
28 Nov, 4:13
Watch - Racing 92's Henry Arundell finishes off 65m counter-attacking try
Arguably, the most highly touted talent in English Rugby, Henry Arundell, has already collected a highlight reel worthy of a full …
Philip Bendon
27 Nov, 23:47
In pictures: Jacques Nienaber in good spirits at first Leinster training
Double world Cup winning coach Jacques Nienaber has arrived at Leinster and was today spotted getting to work at training.
Grant Constable
27 Nov, 23:45
Cutting-edge coaching underlines Red Roses' supremacy
New Zealand's World Cup triumph should not mask the true order of the women's game.
Nick Bishop
27 Nov, 20:55
'He is not going to be fit for a while' - Wales flanker likely needing surgery
Wales have been dealt a fresh injury blow with Scarlets forward Taine Plumtree set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
27 Nov, 20:27
John Dobson gives brutal assessment of Stormers' 'extremely poor' tour
John Dobson is one of the cheeriest, most upbeat figures in the game, so when he cuts a dejected figure you know times are challen…
Simon Thomas
27 Nov, 19:38
Gael Fickou 'expected more from himself' - Fabien Galthie
French rugby star Gael Fickou has expressed his disappointment behind closed doors with his own performance at the Rugby World Cup…
Ian Cameron
27 Nov, 19:25
Fiji veteran could miss triple Olympic gold bid after being axed
Double Olympic Games gold medallist Jerry Tuwai has been left out of the Fiji sevens squad for the opening rounds of the 2023-2024…
Chris Jones
27 Nov, 18:24
Former All Black shines in Siya Kolisi's debut for Racing 92
Siya Kolisi's highly anticipated debut for Racing 92 was the story of the night in Paris but a former All Black has been praised f…
Ben Smith
27 Nov, 11:28
From AFLW draftee to Olympics hopeful: Teagan Levi’s rise to SVNS stardom
Teagan and Maddison Levi would’ve been two of the most in-demand athletes in sporting-mad Australia.
Finn Morton
27 Nov, 11:13
Six potential Test debutants for the All Blacks in 2024
The 2024 season will be the first with new head coach Scott Robertson in charge and there is bound to be a host of new caps. Hist…
Ben Smith
27 Nov, 10:05
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi makes highly-anticipated Racing 92 debut
Thousands of fans watched on in awe on Sunday evening as Kolisi made his highly anticipated debut for Racing 92.
Finn Morton
27 Nov, 7:47
‘May not have the depth…’: Richie McCaw’s view on Wallabies’ struggles
Richie McCaw believes New Zealand needs Australia to be successful for the betterment of both traditional rugby powerhouses.
Finn Morton
27 Nov, 6:28
Alex Codling makes frank admission as Newcastle's dire start to season continues
Alex Codling rued the ‘unacceptable’ errors which cost his Newcastle side a first win of the season as they let a half-time le…
27 Nov, 3:00
Stuart Hogg's word of warning for Maro Itoje ahead of star's 'big old decision'
Stuart Hogg has issued a warning to England second-row Maro Itoje regarding his rumoured big-money move to France and the Top 14. …
Ian Cameron
27 Nov, 2:48
'Rude' exchange between Owen Farrell and Luke Pearce caught on ref mic
England flyhalf and Saracens captain Owen Farrell found himself caught in a heated exchange with referee Luke Pearce on Saturday.
Ian Cameron
27 Nov, 1:47
Newcastle’s Premiership misery goes on as Exeter end their wait for an away win
Exeter earned their first Gallagher Premiership away win in over a year with a 20-14 victory over Newcastle in a topsy-turvy game …
27 Nov, 1:32
Keiran Williams brace helps Ospreys claim derby spoils against struggling Scarlets
Ospreys centre Keiran Williams scored two tries to help earn his side a 31-9 victory and condemn Scarlets to another derby defeat …
27 Nov, 1:27
Where the 'next generation' of Springboks could come from
The four-year cycle leading up to the World Cup in Australia has started and Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen believes he has play…
Warren Fortune
26 Nov, 20:19
Bernard Laporte's return to rugby starts on a bum note
Former France head coach and controversial figure Bernard Laporte's return to the coaching scene as director of rugby at Montpelli…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 19:30
'Our vision is to grow around the rugby a full festival element'
Sam Pinder can’t wait to see sevens go next level from next weekend. For 13 years the ex-Scotland scrum-half was involved in the…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 19:30
Rob Howley to return to Wales
It is being reported that Rob Howley will not be returning to MLR side the Toronto Arrows for the 2024 season.
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 18:08
‘We can’t play like Fiji, we haven’t got that sort of personnel'
James Topping laughed heartily the other day when RugbyPass suggested to him that Johnny Sexton was at a loose end and could perha…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 17:00
Leinster verdict on beating Munster, 'glaring' Ringrose incident
Saturday night’s 21-16 victory over Irish rivals Munster wasn’t enough to edge Leinster to the top of the URC table after six …
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 16:37
Owen Farrell difficulties dismissed as blip by Mark McCall
Owen Farrell’s difficulties off the kicking tee in Saracens’ tense 39-31 Gallagher Premiership victory over Bristol were just …
26 Nov, 16:00
‘We can match it’: Australia star names the teams to beat in SVNS 2023/24
With the new-look SVNS series getting underway early next month, the opportunity to embark on a life-altering quest awaits the 12 …
Finn Morton
26 Nov, 11:45
'We expected better': Ex-All Black disappoints in first start in France
Former All Blacks halfback Brad Weber has disappointed in his starting debut for Stade Francais in a lopsided 30-6 loss to Pau in …
Ben Smith
26 Nov, 10:21
Former RA boss makes massive ‘$50m worth of publicity’ claim about Suaalii
Former Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has doubled down on the “no-brainer” decision to sign NRL flyer Joseph-Aukuso …
Finn Morton
26 Nov, 9:58
'I couldn't sleep': Antoine Dupont felt 'injustice' with Kiwi ref Ben O'Keeffe
Antoine Dupont has revealed in an interview with legendary footballer Thierry Henry for Bros that he "needed" to rewatch the game.…
Ben Smith
26 Nov, 7:38
‘I went to escape’: All Black Ardie Savea bracing for tough season in Japan
Backrower Ardie Savea is bracing himself for another gruelling after inking a short-term deal in Japan.
Finn Morton
26 Nov, 7:30
‘Reopened a wound’: Michael Hooper reveals ‘doubt’ after sevens switch
As the new kid on the rugby sevens block, former Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has opened up about the “doubt” that’s see…
Finn Morton
26 Nov, 6:36
Glasgow go top of the URC after bonus-point win over Ulster
Glasgow made it five wins from six to go top of the United Rugby Championship table after recovering from a 14-0 deficit
26 Nov, 6:35
Dream start for Munster not enough as Leinster win bragging rights
A classy 65th-minute finish from Jordan Larmour gave Leinster a decisive third try in their 21-16 BKT United Rugby Championship wi…
26 Nov, 6:20
Scott Robertson remains coy on next All Blacks captain
Incoming All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson is excited to write the next chapter of the 'legacy' as he prepares to take over fr…
Ben Smith
26 Nov, 5:15
Mick Cleary: 'Andy Farrell gets it. Head and heart in perfect alignment. Get him in the job now.'
With the Rugby World Cup filed away, attention will soon turn to the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia, and the planning nee…
Mick Cleary
26 Nov, 4:50
Munster player ratings vs Leinster | 2023/24 URC round six
Munster player ratings live from Aviva Stadium: Twenty-seven weeks after Munster ambushed Leinster in Dublin, surprisingly winning…
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 4:43
Springbok hero Handre Pollard credited with 'best kicking game in the Premiership'
Gloucester head coach George Skivington believed his side was “pinged off the park” after seeing them crash to a third consecu…
26 Nov, 4:29
Sharks inflict heavy defeat on Dragons with Bok stars back
The Sharks claimed their first win in the United Rugby Championship this season at the sixth time of asking following a 69-14 home…
26 Nov, 4:20
Leinster player ratings vs Munster | 2023 URC
Leinster player ratings: On a cold and crisp night in Dublin, Leinster proved too much for Munster, in their first competitive enc…
Ian Cameron
26 Nov, 2:57
Watch: Willie le Roux claims debut try as Bulls cruise to a big win
South Africa Rugby World Cup winner Willie le Roux claimed a debut try as the Bulls cruised to a crushing 53-27 bonus-point victor…
26 Nov, 2:06
The long-term hope that Leinster have for the retired Johnny Sexton
Leinster boss Leo Cullen has outlined his hope that the recently retired Johnny Sexton won’t be lost to the game.
Liam Heagney
26 Nov, 1:43
Maro Itoje stars as Saracens heap more misery on Bristol Bears
Saracens inflicted a fifth successive Gallagher Premiership defeat on Bristol but they were forced to dig deep for their 39-31 vic…
26 Nov, 1:14
Yellow cards crucial as Gloucester fall to a fifth successive loss
Leicester wing Ollie Hassell-Collins scored two tries as Gloucester’s miserable form continued in a 38-20 loss for a fifth conse…
26 Nov, 1:10
Emirates Lions thrash Zebre Parma in Johannesburg
Henco van Wyk and Edwill van der Merwe claimed two tries apiece as the Emirates Lions eased to a convincing 61-19 bonus-point succ…
25 Nov, 23:07
Exiting Scotland star partially blamed for Edinburgh loss by 'angry' Everitt
Sean Everitt felt Edinburgh only had themselves to blame for losing to Benetton on Friday – but he refused to let Toulouse-bound…
25 Nov, 22:06
Hendre Stassen has made his comeback after a four-year doping ban
Hendre Stassen has become the latest South African rugby player to make his return to the professional game following a four-year …
Liam Heagney
25 Nov, 20:34
Sanderson: 'I would rather look bad and win than look good and lose'
Director of rugby Alex Sanderson insisted he was not concerned by Sale’s faltering attack after the league leaders claimed a scr…
25 Nov, 19:14
Dragons staff member cops ban over incident with Ben Whitehouse
A member of Dragons RFC's back room staff has been given a touchline ban following an incident with URC referee Ben Whitehouse.
Ian Cameron
25 Nov, 19:01
George North will leave URC for ProD2 - report
Welsh rugby star George North has reportedly agreed to join ProD2 club Aix-en-Provence next season from Welsh URC side the Ospreys…
Ian Cameron
25 Nov, 18:28
The 'give it a crack' Terry Kennedy warning for Ireland's SVNS rivals
Watch out Dubai. Terry Kennedy is back and in mischievous form after a short break from the sevens circuit where he was so clinica…
Liam Heagney
25 Nov, 17:21
Chiefs and Blues to face Japan's best League One teams in 2024
In 2024 the Blues and Chiefs have announced preseason fixtures against the top four teams in Japan's Rugby League One.
Ned Lester
25 Nov, 11:41
'I couldn’t feel my left leg': Emoni Narawa gives injury update
Rising All Blacks star Emoni Narawa had his debut season in the black jersey cut short in 2023, with a back injury forcing the 24-…
Ned Lester
25 Nov, 9:36
Northampton anxiously await update as Lewis Ludlam is helped form field
Northampton director of rugby Phil Dowson was left concerned by an injury to captain Lewis Ludlam during his side’s dramatic 36-…
25 Nov, 7:14
George Ford seals the deal late as Sale squeeze past Bath
George Ford kicked a late penalty as Sale extended their lead at the top of the Gallagher Premiership to five points with a 11-9 w…
25 Nov, 6:46
Try-fest sees Northampton pip Harlequins
Winger Ollie Sleightholme put his long-term injury troubles behind him by scoring two tries in Northampton’s free-scoring 36-33 …
25 Nov, 6:28
Cardiff break Stormers deadlock after the siren with Rhys Litterick try
The home side were second best in terms of possession and territory but were the more clinical to achieve a morale-boosting bonus-…
25 Nov, 6:14
Benetton snags victory as last-gasp Edinburgh drop goal goes awry
Toulouse-bound Blair Kinghorn scored a double on his farewell outing but his last home match for boyhood club Edinburgh ended in d…
25 Nov, 6:03
Rugby Australia secure eight-figure loan after major sponsor walks
Chief executive Phil Waugh believes pursuing a debt capital path was the right decision for rugby in Australia and believes the in…
25 Nov, 5:25
'Life is tough': Patience the watchword for Welsh regions
Saddled with debt and stuck in the bottom six of the URC, hope is the only thing left for the Welsh regions to cling to
Mark Orders
25 Nov, 4:09
What Racing 92 boss Stuart Lancaster has asked of Siya Kolisi ahead of debut
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi is set to make his Racing 92 debut this Sunday against reigning Investec Champions Cup winners La…
Josh Raisey
24 Nov, 23:38
Bok prop Steven Kitshoff set for Ulster debut
Double Rugby World Cup-winning prop, Steven Kitshoff, stands on the brink of making his debut for the Irish province Ulster this w…
Ian Cameron
24 Nov, 22:55
Aphiwe Dyantyi deserves praise, not condemnation
What is the purpose of punishment? Can a sinner ever be forgiven? Should the condemned forever walk this earth as marked men?
Daniel Gallan
24 Nov, 22:16
Leicester celebrate milestones as Los Pumas skipper returns
Leicester Tigers have named Julián Montoya to start and skipper the side when they travel to Kingsholm to take on Gloucester Rugb…
Grant Constable
24 Nov, 21:02
Leinster and Munster name teams for URC showdown in Aviva
Leinster and Munster have both named their teams for their mouth-watering URC showdown this Saturday in the Aviva Stadium in Dubli…
Ian Cameron
24 Nov, 20:47
'To all the critics, I ask that you lay it off because he is probably one of the best'
Springbok fullback Willie Le Roux is set to make his debut for the Bulls as they welcome Connacht to Loftus Versfield this Saturda…
Ian Cameron
24 Nov, 20:26
'When I played for Australia, I gave everything, but that’s not where I was born'
Having just posted season’s best figures in the BKT URC, Lopeti Timani is clearly thriving in his new role at Cardiff Rugby.
24 Nov, 19:42
Eben Etzebeth returns for URC strugglers Sharks with host of World Cup winners
South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth is poised to make his first appearance since winning the World Cup as the Sharks take on the Drago…
Josh Raisey
24 Nov, 19:39
Cobus Reinach has opened up on last month's World Cup death threat
Springboks scrum-half Cobus Reinach has opened up about the death threat he received last month after South Africa knocked host na…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 19:26
Virimi Vakatawa breaks silence on his return to play in England
Former France midfielder Virimi Vakatawa has spoken out for the first time about his career lifeline in England at the age of 31.
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 18:59
The Circus is Back in Town: Let the Gloucester-Hartpury Title Defence Commence
The jubilant scenes at the Premier 15s final on June 24th are the ones which make the early season montages now, but this was a si…
Claire Thomas
24 Nov, 18:40
Blitzboks name experienced squad for Dubai SVNS
South Africa Sevens head coach Sandile Ngcobo has named an experienced squad for the first leg of the new HSBC SVNS Series in Duba…
Josh Raisey
24 Nov, 18:38
Fiji name interim head coach following the exit of Simon Raiwalui
The Fiji Rugby Union have appointed assistant Senirusi Seruvakula as interim head coach of the Fiji national team following the po…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 16:52
URC statement: Coetzee, Protheroe banned after their red cards
Bulls’ Marcell Coetzee and Ospreys’ Mathew Protheroe have received the same length of suspension following their URC red cards…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 16:29
'It’ll humble you': Injury-riddled Atu Moli talks fresh start
Atu Moli is looking for a fresh start in Western Australia, joining the Force for the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season.
Ned Lester
24 Nov, 12:49
How rugby helped Alex Nankivell 'find my dad's birth father'
It's not every day that a selection in a rugby team leads you to find your genetic grandfather, but that was exactly the case for …
Ned Lester
24 Nov, 9:08
New Zealand Rugby announce ground-breaking Pasifika strategy
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced a ground-breaking five-year Pasifika strategy on Friday, which was led by Pasifika, for Pasifika…
Ned Lester
24 Nov, 6:29
Scott Robertson talks 'the art of coaching' in first interview as All Blacks coach
New All Blacks coach Scott Robertson officially took over the role from Ian Foster on November 1 and has been quietly going about …
Ned Lester
24 Nov, 5:15
What Ben Curry makes of twin brother Tom's latest injury setback
Ben Curry has explained that his greatest ambition in rugby is to play alongside twin brother Tom in the England back row.
24 Nov, 2:44
Toulouse statement: The signing of Scotland's Blair Kinghorn
Top 14 champions Toulouse have confirmed the signing of Scotland international Blair Kinghorn from Edinburgh.
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 2:30
Bath captain's ingenuity earns him prestigious business award
Bath Rugby second row Gj Van Velze was today announced as the recipient of this season's first RPA Vodafone Business Gain Line Awa…
Grant Constable
24 Nov, 0:53
Premiership club secures a March friendly versus URC's Stormers
Next month’s trip to Mattioli Woods Welford Road won’t be the only time that the Stormers will play in England during the 2023…
Liam Heagney
24 Nov, 0:27
Portuguese World Cup hero comes out of retirement to join struggling French club
Former Portugal hooker Mike Tadjer has come out of retirement to join his boyhood club Massy in France.
Josh Raisey
24 Nov, 0:06
The Premiership is becoming increasingly beguiled by Russell's rakish charm
The charismatic Scotland fly-half has, in just a matter of weeks, added a sense of calm and a sprinkle of stardust down in the Wes…
Tom Bradshaw
24 Nov, 0:03
Steve Borthwick back in Paris less than four weeks after World Cup
Steve Borthwick was reportedly back in Paris on Wednesday, 26 days after England defeated Argentina in the French capital to clinc…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 23:31
'If England kept Sam Burgess, we could have won the World Cup in 2019'
Eddie Jones will surely look back on his seven-year England tenure and have a lot of 'what ifs', but the biggest of all is probabl…
Josh Raisey
23 Nov, 23:12
Martin Johnson explains his lack of desire to ever return to rugby
England World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson has revealed that he has no interest in returning to rugby.
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 22:46
How South Africa's Bomb Squad waged war on the rugby world
The Springboks' back-to-back World Cup victories were built on iron set-piece foundations
Jon Cardinelli
23 Nov, 22:11
Ex-Ireland player criticises return of 'proven doper' Aphiwe Dyantyi
Former Ireland midfielder Gordon D’Arcy has heavily criticised the recent return of Aphiwe Dyantyi with the Sharks after the exp…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 21:23
Edinburgh select 'world class' Blair Kinghorn despite rumours of imminent departure
Sean Everitt is braced for the likelihood of Edinburgh losing “world class” Blair Kinghorn to Toulouse in the weeks ahead but …
23 Nov, 21:13
Top Irish, South African sides to play at World Schools Festival 2023
The stellar line-up for the Cup competition at this year's World Schools Festival is gathering pace with Ireland's St Michael's Co…
Tom Parker
23 Nov, 20:50
The critical Agustin Creevy pep talk appreciated by Alex Sanderson
Alex Sanderson has revealed his delight that veteran Agustin Creevy outlined this week to him some situations that could derail th…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 20:07
Gloucester boss warns young No10 ahead of clash with 'best of the best' Springbok
Gloucester boss George Skivington has rated Handre Pollard as the best No10 in the world and warned young fly-half George Barton t…
Chris Jones
23 Nov, 19:52
'Long-term injury' throws Wales lock's Six Nations in doubt
Wales lock Ben Carter is unlikely to feature in next year's Guinness Six Nations after his Dragons head coach Dai Flanagan confirm…
Josh Raisey
23 Nov, 19:27
The only thing driving Saracens to win more trophies
It has been over four years since Saracens last lifted the Investec Champions Cup, and in that time they have been through a lot. …
Josh Raisey
23 Nov, 18:21
Strong New Zealand travelling squads named for Dubai and Cape Town SVNS
Last season’s world champion Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens sides will be as hungry as ever to begin their title defences wit…
Finn Morton
23 Nov, 15:58
'He wants to come to league': Speculation swirls over Wallabies star's future
The future of Wallabies star Mark Nawaqanitawase in the 15-man code could be up in the air after a bombshell meeting between the w…
Ben Smith
23 Nov, 11:39
‘This wasn’t right’: Eddie Jones doubles down on infamous ‘role models’ jab
Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has doubled down on his infamous “role models” dig after leaving Michael Hooper out of the …
Finn Morton
23 Nov, 11:19
Why Levi sisters turned down ‘daily’ interest from rival codes
Sevens coach Tim Walsh revealed that both Maddison and Teagan Levi were “getting daily and weekly phone calls from other sports.…
Finn Morton
23 Nov, 10:11
What Ian Foster expects from the All Blacks in 2024 and beyond
Ian Foster will no longer be the All Blacks head coach in 2024 but he is well placed to share a view on how he thinks they may far…
Ben Smith
23 Nov, 9:04

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