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‘I’d carve up’: NRL star ‘100 per cent’ open to rugby switch
NRL star Josh Addo-Carr believes he’d “carve up” rugby union as the New South Wales Blues and Australia Kangaroos representa…
Finn Morton
23 Nov, 7:08
Springbok midfielder calls time on career
Springboks midfielder and Stormers centurion Juan de Jongh has called time on his professional rugby career after 14 years at the …
Ben Smith
23 Nov, 4:59
Owen Farrell clears up England retirement rumours
Farrell has raised the possibility that he could still be present for Australia 2027.
23 Nov, 4:25
'There is confusion': Ian Foster on the problem areas in Super Rugby for the All Blacks
Now former All Blacks coach Ian Foster has weighed in on the state of Super Rugby Pacific and its ability to prepare New Zealand p…
Ben Smith
23 Nov, 4:19
Munster statement: Peter O'Mahony steps down as captain
Long-serving Munster skipper Peter O’Mahony has relinquished the captaincy after more than a decade in the role at the Irish pro…
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 2:21
Stooke back in Premiership just days after Montpellier sack Cockerill
The sudden exit of Richard Cockerill as Montpellier boss last Sunday has had a ripple effect in the Gallagher Premiership.
Liam Heagney
23 Nov, 1:34
Antoine Dupont's Olympics dream divides France
The superstar's decision to forsake the Six Nations for Sevens has not been universally welcomed
Gavin Mortimer
22 Nov, 23:52
Alex Codling: 'I have never been 0-6, so I'm new to this'
New Newcastle boss Alex Codling has insisted that he made the right decision to quit French rugby and take over the bottom team in…
Chris Jones
22 Nov, 22:56
Police 'make contact' with man over alleged racist abuse
Police have “made contact” with a man in connection with the alleged racist abuse suffered by former England international Ugo…
22 Nov, 21:55
Leicester and Saracens show the way for risk-averse England
Steve Borthwick will not relinquish a conservative game plan as long as England's 'old firm' dominate domestically.
Nick Bishop
22 Nov, 21:31
Sam Matavesi on his late dad's passing in World Cup quarter-final week
Sam Matavesi has spoken about last month’s remarkable week where he flew from France to England to be with his father Sireli bef…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 21:04
World Rugby announce exciting HSBC Sevens Challenger 2024 schedule
Three rounds will take place over three continents between January and May with the top four teams set to qualify for the high-sta…
Grant Constable
22 Nov, 20:40
Sacked on Sunday, Richard Cockerill could have a new job by Thursday
Former England assistant Richard Cockerill is reportedly set for a swift return to Test-level rugby after dramatically losing his …
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 18:04
Blair Kinghorn poised for an immediate switch to the Top 14 – report
Scotland international Blair Kinghorn is reportedly poised to seal a high-profile switch to the Top 14.
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 17:26
Former All Blacks scrum coach Greg Feek lands with the Blues
The Blues have landed recent All Blacks scrum guru Greg Feek ahead of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season.
Ned Lester
22 Nov, 13:11
'Kwagga Smith had hands on the ground': Foster believes final should have ended with penalty to All Blacks
Departing All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has offered his take on the end of the Rugby World Cup final which saw the Springboks w…
Ben Smith
22 Nov, 12:24
Superstar Levi sisters re-sign as Australia women's sevens squad named
In a major boost to the Australian women’s sevens side moving forward, superstar sisters Maddison and Teagan Levi have recommitt…
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 10:53
‘You’re a winger Harry’: Potter sets magical sights on Wallaby gold
Harry Potter wants to be a Wallaby. That’s a sentence you probably never thought you’d read.
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 10:33
2024 New Zealand Super Rugby jerseys revealed
It's out with the Adidas and in with the Classic Sportswear for New Zealand Super Rugby teams in 2024.
Ned Lester
22 Nov, 8:47
Why new Rugby Australia chair Daniel Herbert needs to be quiet
Don’t air the organisation’s business in public. Don’t hire a national coach capable of going rogue. Don’t go seeking publ…
Hamish Bidwell
22 Nov, 8:45
‘He’s a role model’: Michael Hooper already forging a legacy in sevens
Eddie Jones explained the shock omission of Michael Hooper from the Wallabies' World Cup squad by saying he “wasn’t a great ro…
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 8:16
‘Start doing a bit with them in Japan’: Eddie Jones opens up on coaching future
Eddie Jones has opened up about his future plans after resigning as Australia’s head coach last month.
Finn Morton
22 Nov, 6:31
'Until I retire': Richie Mo'unga at peace with All Blacks career
Mo'unga's lone comment on the All Blacks drops something of a hint as to his consideration of a potential eligibility change. 
Ned Lester
22 Nov, 5:50
The three heaviest players in New Zealand that bring Uini Atonio-level size
There is a misconception that New Zealand has limited power options to combat this growing trend, but in Super Rugby squads there …
Ben Smith
22 Nov, 5:45
How are the All Blacks going to replace Aaron Smith?
The legendary scrum-half revolutionised the way New Zealand try to play, but they may have a ready-made replacement in their ranks
Gregor Paul
22 Nov, 4:46
PWR round one: Bristol Bears top the table and newcomers stand tall in defeat
The first round of the 2023/24 Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby got underway in fine fashion last weekend. At the end of the ro…
Imogen Ainsworth
22 Nov, 2:02
Sale deliver a devastating injury update on England back row Tom Curry
Sale have delivered a deflating update on Tom Curry, confirming that the England back row will require surgery to mend a hip probl…
Liam Heagney
22 Nov, 1:04
Eddie Jones on the 'massive differences' between English, Australian and Japanese players
Eddie Jones is in quite a unique position in the coaching sphere having coached three different international teams, across vastly…
Josh Raisey
22 Nov, 0:28
Surgery rules England hopeful out of the Six Nations
Gloucester prop Val Rapava-Ruskin has suffered a “devastating blow” in his bid to break into the England squad, with knee surg…
Chris Jones
22 Nov, 0:02
Handre Pollard on unique RWC experience and life at Leicester
Less than a month has passed since Handre Pollard kicked South Africa to a historic 12-11 win over New Zealand in the Rugby World …
Grant Constable
21 Nov, 23:53
Saracens statement: Ben Earl, Alex Lozowski, Elliot Daly injury update
Ben Earl will be available for the start of England’s Guinness Six Nations campaign after Saracens received a positive update on…
Liam Heagney
21 Nov, 23:45
Watch - World Cup heartache inspires France star to copy Cheslin Kolbe
One of the main positives that France can take from their agonising 29-28 loss to South Africa in the World Cup quarter-final, is …
Josh Raisey
21 Nov, 22:38
'I can’t miss. This must go over' - Remembering England's dramatic RWC win
England’s dramatic final push for Rugby World Cup glory in Sydney 20 years ago had one of Clive Woodward’s favourite acronyms …
21 Nov, 22:37
French age-grade star Oscar Jegou sanctioned for failed doping test
France U20s World Cup winner Oscar Jegou has reportedly learned his fate after recently testing positive for cocaine following a T…
Liam Heagney
21 Nov, 21:57
'I don't like him as a bloke': Eddie Jones rekindles Clive Woodward feud
With Eddie Jones no longer coaching England, and not currently coaching an international team after leaving Australia after the Wo…
Josh Raisey
21 Nov, 21:13
Jason Robinson makes unbelievable admission 20 years after famous win
Robinson was a central figure in the Sydney success in 2003
21 Nov, 21:10
Rugby Pod verdict on rumoured hefty Maro Itoje pay cut at Saracens
Former Scotland lock Jim Hamilton and England out-half Andy Goode have weighed in on the speculation surrounding the future of Mar…
Liam Heagney
21 Nov, 19:12
Springbok Steven Kitshoff unveiled at first Ulster training session
Three weeks after winning his second World Cup winner's medal, Steven Kitshoff's life as an Ulster player has begun.
Josh Raisey
21 Nov, 18:31
Antoine Dupont breaks silence on his Olympic Games sevens dream
Antoine Dupont could not avoid on Monday night being asked about his forthcoming commitment with the France sevens team as he bids…
Willy Billiard
21 Nov, 18:26
Exeter boss Rob Baxter explains last month's 10-hour payroll delay
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has insisted there was nothing sinister behind the club’s players getting paid 10 hours late last month, …
Liam Heagney
21 Nov, 18:09
Richard Cockerill is sacked by Montpellier after just seven games
Former England assistant Richard Cockerill has been sacked by Montpellier just seven games into the Top 14 season.
Liam Heagney
21 Nov, 17:34
Sonny Bill Williams slams Eddie Jones’ ‘comical’ denial of Japan meeting
Sonny Bill Williams has described Jones’ response to be quite “comical” as the dual-international brought the 63-year-old's …
Finn Morton
21 Nov, 14:44
Michael Hooper headlines formidable Australia men’s sevens select squad
The Australian men’s team has unveiled a formidable squad to a formidable lineup to take on the rugby sevens world in 2023/24.
Finn Morton
21 Nov, 14:33
World Player of the Year releases autobiographical children's book
Savea worked with New Zealand charity One Good Kiwi, an initiative that hands out $100,000 every month through their interactive a…
Ned Lester
21 Nov, 13:18
Former Wallaby shares glowing endorsement for new Rugby Australia boss
With Hamish McLennan stepping away from the top job at Rugby Australia, former Wallaby Greg Martin has shared a glowing endorsemen…
Finn Morton
21 Nov, 11:14
The 'challenge of the game of sevens' reality check for Olympic hopefuls
The Olympic dream has enticed two of rugby's biggest names to step away from their familiar 15-man code and pursue SVNS and Olympi…
Ned Lester
21 Nov, 11:00
Wallaby Lachlan Swinton set to leave Australian rugby for Europe – report
NSW Waratahs enforcer Lachlan Swinton is set to say au revoir to Australian rugby inking a deal with French club Bordeaux, accordi…
Finn Morton
21 Nov, 10:07
The biggest positional holes the All Blacks must address under Scott Robertson
The bulk of the squad will return which means new head coach Scott Robertson will inherit a strong core of players in 2024 with mo…
Ben Smith
21 Nov, 9:38
'Don’t do it': Sonny Bill Williams’ advice for SVNS-bound Michael Hooper
Former Wallabies captain Michael Hooper reached out to one of the greatest cross-code stars in the history of sport ahead of a hea…
Finn Morton
21 Nov, 9:25
'Scars for life': Loss to Springboks haunts France centre Jonathan Danty after World Cup
Star inside centre Jonathan Danty, who returned from injury in time for the quarter-final, revealed that he couldn't take any time…
Ben Smith
21 Nov, 6:32
Stephen Perofeta on what he thought of his 50-second All Blacks debut
Stephen Perofeta was one of eight All Blacks debutants in 2022 but his memorable experience last just 50 seconds after being subst…
Ben Smith
21 Nov, 5:45
All Blacks Sevens react to drawing 'pool of death' in Dubai
SVNS season is fast approaching and training is ramping up for the All Black sevens squad, with eyes on a revamped inaugural title…
Ned Lester
21 Nov, 5:43
Exeter working with police over Ugo Monye racism allegations
Exeter are working closely with police after former England international Ugo Monye accused a supporter of racist abuse following …
21 Nov, 3:34
New Rugby Australia chairman makes new promise to the fans
New Rugby Australia chairman Dan Herbert is promising to listen to the people after taking a thinly-veiled parting shot at his mav…
21 Nov, 3:29
French giants reportedly eyeing ex-All Blacks duo Ian Foster and Joe Schmidt
Former All Blacks coaches Ian Foster and Joe Schmidt have made Montpellier's shortlist amid a major coaching reshuffle with the To…
Josh Raisey
21 Nov, 0:44
Ireland prop provides injury boost for Leinster ahead of Munster showdown
Leinster loosehead Ed Byrne has returned to full training this week ahead of their clash with United Rugby Championship winners Mu…
Josh Raisey
20 Nov, 23:26
'It's do-or-die for Australian rugby as Lions loom'
Battling controversy and disinterest, the game Down Under faces a make-or-break year.
Nick Bishop
20 Nov, 22:21
France coaching set-up suffers major exit in World Cup fallout - report
In the wake of their World Cup quarter-final exit, France have suffered another exit with general manager Raphael Ibanez leaving h…
Josh Raisey
20 Nov, 20:09
South African World Cup winner Hannes Strydom dies aged 58
South African World Cup winner Hannes Strydom has died in a car crash, according to reports in South Africa.
Josh Raisey
20 Nov, 17:40
'I want the absolute proof': Eddie Jones's links to coaching Japan to be uncovered
Hamish McLennan intends to finally uncover the truth about Eddie Jones's links to coaching Japan while still the Wallabies mentor,…
20 Nov, 11:09
Hamish McLennan spills on 'power grab' at Rugby Australia that led to exit
Claiming to be the victim of a power grab, Hamish McLennan believes his axing as Rugby Australia chairman will only create further…
20 Nov, 11:00
Former Black Ferns Sevens star leaves NRLW and signs with Blues
Super Rugby Aupiki has been boosted by the return of former Black Ferns Sevens star Niall Williams-Guthrie, who has signed with th…
Ben Smith
20 Nov, 6:42
'What a shame': McLennan's bitter parting shot after being ousted by Rugby Australia board
Rugby Australia called an emergency board meeting which resulted in former Wallaby Dan Herbert being installed as the new Chair.
Ben Smith
20 Nov, 6:07
Siya Kolisi reveals former All Black legend convinced him of France move
Double-World Cup winner Siya Kolisi has revealed how former All Black legend Dan Carter played a part in influencing his decision …
Ben Smith
20 Nov, 5:21
Gloucester rue errors in last-gasp defeat at Exeter
Gloucester head coach George Skivington bemoaned his side’s late errors as they conceded 10 points in the last four minutes to l…
20 Nov, 5:03
Exeter Chiefs issue statement regarding Ugo Monye racism accusation
Exeter Chiefs have announced that they will be "launching a full investigation" into the accusations made by Ugo Monye that he was…
Josh Raisey
20 Nov, 2:49
WATCH: Dramatic scenes as last-gasp heroics rescue Exeter
Henry Slade landed a 45-metre penalty with the last kick of the match to secure a 25-24 victory and maintain Gloucester’s misera…
20 Nov, 2:04
WATCH: Aphiwe Dyantyi monstered by Irish duo in first Sharks home game
After serving a four year suspension for a doping offence, electric winger Aphiwe Dyantyi is back in action and looking to make a …
Grant Constable
19 Nov, 23:46
Eddie Jones appointed England’s first overseas head coach OTD
The Australian succeeded Stuart Lancaster following England’s woeful Rugby World Cup campaign.
19 Nov, 22:00
Former Wallaby takes over as Rugby Australia boss is ousted
Rugby Australia have confirmed that after a late night meeting, the board have elected former Wallabies back Daniel Herbert as the…
Grant Constable
19 Nov, 20:03
Double delight as Japan's men and women qualify for 2024 Olympics
A thrilling end to the Asia Rugby regional qualification tournaments sees both host nation teams secure their tickets to the Olymp…
Jon Newcombe
19 Nov, 19:05
Heated exchange as referee has to tell coach 'Don't you touch me'
Dragons beat Ospreys 20-5 in United Rugby Championship's round 5 Welsh derby at Rodney Parade, recording their first home win in m…
Grant Constable
19 Nov, 18:30
Hogg: 'I absolutely hated it... but there was method in the madness'
Stuart Hogg had just finished up an interview with his old mucker Finn Russell on Wednesday in Bath when he popped up on the Rugby…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 16:48
Dallaglio: 'Biggest disappointment is we never built on that legacy'
Lawrence Dallaglio will be dressed up to the nines next Wednesday evening in London 20 years to the very day when England clinched…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 16:23
The French response to Alun Wyn Jones' last ever game for Toulon
Retiring Welsh great Alun Wyn Jones has been farewelled from professional rugby in winning fashion after Toulon snatched a late 30…
Kim Ekin
19 Nov, 10:56
All Blacks prospect reportedly next on NRL's hit list
The NRL's recently proposed salary cap exemption for rival code talent has reportedly found its first Kiwi target.
Ned Lester
19 Nov, 10:20
Ex-All Black's warning over the 'alarm bells' going off in New Zealand Rugby
Weber was in Ian Foster's All Black squad in 2021 but found himself axed ahead of the Ireland series in 2022, instead representing…
Ben Smith
19 Nov, 6:26
Leinster top URC as Ireland stars return to thrash Scarlets
Leinster’s international-laden team moved to the top of the BKT United Rugby Championship after beating a young Scarlets side 54…
19 Nov, 6:06
Short-handed Glasgow hand Benetton first loss
A competitive encounter was decided by the home side’s clinical finishing as Franco Smith’s men continued their strong start t…
19 Nov, 5:58
England star Ben Earl leaves Saracens warmup in knee brace
Ben Earl faces an anxious wait to discover the severity of the knee damage he sustained when warming up for Saracens’ 38-10 Gall…
19 Nov, 5:10
Dan McKellar's take on Wales flanker Tommy Reffell after Saints scalp
Leicester head coach Dan McKellar lauded his side’s peerless physicality in a pumped-up 26-17 derby victory over Northampton.
19 Nov, 4:36
Munster sink Stormers in Limerick in final rematch
Academy lock Edwin Edogbo’s second try in five starts steered Munster to a hard-earned 10-3 win over the Stormers at a rain-soak…
19 Nov, 4:12
Campese: 'Too many league people in our game has destroyed our game'
David Campese is still trying to get his head around the Wallabies failing to make the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the firs…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 4:05
Submissive Harlequins are no match for six-try Saracens
Saracens absorbed the loss of three England stars to put Harlequins to the sword in a 38-10 Gallagher Premiership victory at The S…
19 Nov, 4:00
Ospreys see red as Dragons bag first home URC win in over a year
The Dragons recorded their first United Rugby Championship home win for more than a year after seeing off 14-man Ospreys 20-5 at R…
19 Nov, 3:40
Bernard Laporte offered a role at Cockerill's Montpellier – report
Bernard Laporte is reportedly poised for a return to rugby at Montpellier, the club that fell to bottom place in the Top 14 with S…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 3:15
16-point Handre Pollard puts the derby boot into Northampton
Leicester will hope to have kick-started their season with a hard-fought 26-17 derby win over Northampton.
19 Nov, 1:50
Hanrahan's kick sees Sharks slump to a fifth successive URC defeat
Fly-half JJ Hanrahan’s second-half penalty edged Connacht to an outstanding 13-12 United Rugby Championship victory over the Sha…
19 Nov, 1:34
SRU statement: Apology to the family of the late Siobhan Cattigan
The Scottish Rugby Union have issued an apology to the family of the late Siobhan Cattigan, the back-rower who won 19 caps for the…
Liam Heagney
19 Nov, 0:04
Why Dallaglio believes 'ominously good' Saracens are the team to fear
Former England and Wasps talisman Lawrence Dallaglio believes Saracens are the team for everyone to fear in this season’s Gallag…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 20:48
Quit deadline extension handed to Australia chairman Hamish McLennan
Embattled Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has been handed a deadline extension to consider his future as leader of the sp…
18 Nov, 20:15
The Jake White complaint after Bulls end four-week trip with a loss
Bulls boss Jake White has called on URC officials to review its fixtures scheduling after the toll being away from home for a mont…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 18:35
'Beyond a joke' issue tackled in Nigel Owens' clean-up rugby plan
Retired referee Nigel Owens has outlined the changes he believes needs to happen before the next Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 17:55
‘I knew how he felt’: Siya Kolisi’s act of class after emotional World Cup final
At the end of the night, captain Siya Kolisi and the Boks were the ones basking in the celebration of a historic fourth World Cup …
Finn Morton
18 Nov, 14:23
Johann van Graan hails ‘two world-class number 13s’ as Bath edge Bristol
Bath head of rugby Johann van Graan admitted he breathed a sigh of relief at his side’s narrow 20-19 Gallagher Premiership victo…
18 Nov, 11:59
‘That’s not the point’: Ex-Wallaby Phil Kearns defends Hamish McLennan
Former Wallaby Phil Kearns has come in to bat for out-of-favour Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan after six states publicly…
Finn Morton
18 Nov, 11:03
Sale boss insists ladder-leaders are ‘nowhere near the finished product’
Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson admitted his side were still far from their best despite going top of the Gallagher Premiers…
18 Nov, 10:01
‘We have been failing’: Hamish McLennan vows to remain as Rugby Australia boss
Hamish McLennan has vowed to stay on as Rugby Australia chairman despite being given an ultimatum to step down by six state unions…
18 Nov, 9:51
'The greater good': Coach hoping others join Hooper in quest for Olympic medal
Australian sevens coach John Manenti is hoping other 15s stars join Michael Hooper in the sport’s shorter format.
Finn Morton
18 Nov, 8:24
Edinburgh keep hot start alive with win over Bulls
Edinburgh claimed a fourth victory from five starts in the BKT United Rugby Championship when they battled to a 31-23 victory agai…
18 Nov, 7:01
Sale take care of business against Newcastle to top Premiership
Sale winger Arron Reed scored two tries to send his side top of the Gallagher Premiership as they recorded a 40-22 comeback victor…
18 Nov, 6:49
Ulster earn late lead to beat Lions in URC tussle
Ulster came from behind to beat the Lions 24-17 at a windswept Kingspan Stadium scoring three tries to the visitors’ two in game…
18 Nov, 6:41
Bath hang on for tense one-point victory over Bristol
Bath hung on to claim the spoils 20-19 against their near neighbours but Bristol almost pulled off a dramatic Gallagher Premiershi…
18 Nov, 6:24
Zebre's last-gasp effort earns 85th minute try to draw with Cardiff
Zebre Parma claimed a converted try five minutes into stoppage time to salvage a 22-22 draw against United Rugby Championship oppo…
18 Nov, 6:13
It's time to let the England players take French leave
Economic forces have forced the likes of Henry Arundell and Jack Willis over the channel to France and they shouldn't be published…
Mick Cleary
18 Nov, 1:52
Alun Wyn Jones to captain Toulon in final match of his career
Wales great Alun Wyn Jones is set to start for Toulon on Saturday against ASM Clermont Auvergne in what will be the final match of…
Josh Raisey
18 Nov, 0:53
Pro D2 club makes signing George North its top priority – report  
Wales’ George North reportedly visited a French tier-two team in midweek with a view to signing for the 2024/25 season.
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 0:43
The All Blacks ethic that left its mark on ex England U20 winger in NZ
Though Bath to Cardiff is one of the shortest moves a player could make, particularly between leagues, new signing Gabriel Hamer-W…
Josh Raisey
18 Nov, 0:32
Championship Rugby statement: Unanimous opposition to Premiership 2
Championship Rugby clubs have quashed RFU hopes that a Premiership 2 franchise model might be set up in the future in England to u…
Liam Heagney
18 Nov, 0:14
Cheslin Kolbe reveals what went through his mind during World Cup final yellow card
Cheslin Kolbe is a man with unwavering faith and it certainly came in handy during those agonising minutes in the closing stages o…
Warren Fortune
17 Nov, 23:35
Half-back pairing missing as Glasgow prepare for Benetton clash
Glasgow will be without last weekend’s half-back pairing of Jamie Dobie and Duncan Weir for Saturday’s United Rugby Championsh…
17 Nov, 23:28
Bath sign Italy hooker after Hurricanes stint
Bath have announced the signing of Italy hooker Hame Faiva, providing plenty of front row depth for head coach Johann van Graan. …
Josh Raisey
17 Nov, 23:26
Bongi Mbonambi reports 'successful' surgery after World Cup final injury
South Africa hooker Bongi Mbonambi has confirmed that his surgery on his injured knee was a success, as he now faces a long spell …
Josh Raisey
17 Nov, 22:55
'It’s a pinch yourself moment' - Poppy Leitch on inaugural PWR season
PWR beings this weekend after replacing the Premier 15s competition.
17 Nov, 21:54
Marcus Smith eyes allegiance switch when 'dream' England career ends
England and Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith has expressed a desire to one day "be involved in Philippine rugby" when his current …
Josh Raisey
17 Nov, 21:42
Leinster to unleash Ireland big guns for Scarlets clash
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named a near full strength side to face the Scarlets tomorrow in the United Rugby Championship …
Josh Raisey
17 Nov, 20:29
Ireland name their 2023/24 men’s and women’s sevens squads
James Topping and Allan Temple-Jones have named their respective men’s and women’s sevens squads for the 2023/24 season which …
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 20:13
'We must take action': Australia unions demand chair Hamish McLennan resigns
Six Rugby Australia unions have collectively penned a letter to Rugby Australia Chair Hamish McLennan and the Rugby Australia Boar…
Josh Raisey
17 Nov, 18:39
De Goede relishing second act at Saracens: 'I definitely feel like I've evolved as a player'
When Sophie de Goede returned to Saracens in September, she did so with a sense of unfinished business. It was not only the Allian…
Martyn Thomas
17 Nov, 18:25
World Cup winning Springbok returns to start for Sharks
The Sharks are set to welcome back World Cup winning South Africa centre Lukhanyo Am for their contest against Connacht at Kings P…
Josh Raisey
17 Nov, 18:10
The bold Sale prediction after England’s limited use of Bevan Rodd
Sale have ambitiously backed Bevan Rodd to benefit in the long term from his limited role with England at the recent Rugby World C…
Liam Heagney
17 Nov, 15:30
Ruby Tui expected to miss Olympics after signing for Chiefs Manawa
Black Ferns star Ruby Tui has all but closed the door on next year’s Olympics in Paris after signing with the Chiefs Manawa for …
Finn Morton
17 Nov, 13:57
England’s Henry Arundell knocks back interest from two NRL clubs – report
England wing Henry Arundell has reportedly knocked back offers from two NRL clubs with the 21-year-old’s agent insisting that …
Finn Morton
17 Nov, 13:03
Assessing each Australian Super Rugby club's stance on centralisation
Rugby Australia has a vision for how to get the game back on track in the country, but it demands alignment from each of the Super…
Ned Lester
17 Nov, 12:53
Black Ferns Sevens star Jorja Miller signs historic long-term deal with NZR
Rising sevens star Jorja Miller has signed the longest contract by a women’s player in New Zealand.
Finn Morton
17 Nov, 10:41
Australian sides look to end title drought in ‘evenly matched’ Super Rugby 2024
An Australian Super Rugby side hasn’t taken out a title against their Kiwi foe in almost a decade, but there may be a reason to …
Finn Morton
17 Nov, 9:57
Rival coach insists Crusaders are ‘the only team that knows how to win’
While the champion prepares to usher in a new dawn without departing stars, the Crusaders might still be the team to beat in Super…
Finn Morton
17 Nov, 9:02
How the Highlanders are preparing for life after Aaron Smith
The Highlanders will be without the services of Aaron Smith for the first time in a dozen years come 2024, ending an historic era.
Ned Lester
17 Nov, 8:12
Australian sevens coach defends Hooper after Eddie Jones’ ‘role models’ dig
Coach John Manenti has become the latest person to hit back at Eddie Jones' "role models" dig.
Finn Morton
17 Nov, 7:32
Fabien Galthie convinces France star to make retirement U-turn - report
France and La Rochelle prop Uini Atonio is set to come out of international retirement and make himself available for the Six Nati…
Josh Raisey
17 Nov, 3:32
Melvyn Jaminet's mid-season Toulouse exit is confirmed
France fullback Melvyn Jaminet has left Top 14 champions Toulouse in order to join Toulon, both clubs have confirmed.
Josh Raisey
17 Nov, 1:28
Milk and motherhood: Referee Holly Wood on donating breast milk and returning to rugby
English referee Holly Wood was recently appointed to referee her first international Test match just shy of four months after givi…
Imogen Ainsworth
17 Nov, 1:12
Wes Goosen: 'Edinburgh is loaded with talent and should be doing crazy things'
The flying Kiwi talks leaving South Africa, Hurricanes Galacticos and how his body broke down.
Jamie Lyall
16 Nov, 23:43
The 15s players who make a dream Team GB Olympic 7s team
With France captain Antoine Dupont set to miss the Six Nations next year as he prepares to make a switch to represent France Seven…
Josh Raisey
16 Nov, 23:42
Excitement in Osaka as teams ready for Asian qualifier for 2024 Olympics
Following Samoa's men and Fiji's women qualifying for Paris 2024 in the latest round of Olympic Sevens qualification in Brisbane l…
Grant Constable
16 Nov, 23:15
Munster confirm three new signings, including Crusaders' Oli Jager
Graham Rowntree’s Munster have confirmed the signing of three players, including the December arrival of Crusaders’ Irish-qual…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 23:05
Henry Arundell can be England's new Jason Robinson
The tyro's electric Racing 92 debut only underlined his vast international potential.
Nick Bishop
16 Nov, 22:25
Ali Price ready to offer ‘different options’ after switch from rivals
Scotland scrum-half Ali Price is in line to make his Edinburgh debut off the bench in Friday’s United Rugby Championship match a…
16 Nov, 22:23
Wales flanker cops ban after cheap shot red card against Leinster
Wales and Dragons flanker Taine Basham has been banned for four weeks following his red card for an elbow against Leinster at the …
Josh Raisey
16 Nov, 22:17
Ellis Genge to go head-to-head with England teammate in Bristol return
England loosehead prop Ellis Genge will make his first appearance since the World Cup bronze final when he runs out for Bristol Be…
Josh Raisey
16 Nov, 20:53
British & Irish Lions strike landmark deal with Premiership and URC for 2025
The British & Irish Lions have announced a new strategic partnership with Premiership Rugby and the United Rugby Championship ahea…
Josh Raisey
16 Nov, 19:00
Rassie Erasmus: 2021 resignation letter, Lions tour cancellation row
Rassie Erasmus has explained why he wrote a letter of resignation to SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux in July 2021 before the Test series v…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 18:30
Sale hail ‘superhuman’ impact of tackle king South African signing
Less than two months into the Gallagher Premiership season, Sale are feeling massively chuffed with their recruitment of the unher…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 16:41
18-year-old tasked with defending George Ford's spiral bombs
England Rugby World Cup trainee Ben Redshaw has been given the daunting task of trying to catch George Ford’s spiral bombs when …
Chris Jones
16 Nov, 16:28
England wing Henry Arundell interested in shock NRL move – report
Try-scoring phenom Henry Arundell has reportedly captured the attention of multiple NRL clubs in Australia after expressing an int…
Finn Morton
16 Nov, 14:03
Aussie coach reveals ‘hardest thing’ about Michael Hooper’s sevens switch
Michael Hooper has set his sights on the Paris Olympics next year after penning a deal with the Australian men’s sevens squad ah…
Finn Morton
16 Nov, 13:35
‘Four years to reflect': Hooper on the ‘great thing’ from Wallabies’ World Cup
Former captain Michael Hooper has discussed the “great thing” to come out of the Wallabies’ woeful campaign.
Finn Morton
16 Nov, 11:30
‘I understood Eddie’s philosophy’: Stephen Larkham open to Wallabies job
Stephen Larkham is open to coaching the Wallabies but says he's had no discussions with Rugby Australia about replacing Eddie Jone…
16 Nov, 9:25
‘Being the best I can’: Bienne Terita’s rapid rise to ‘world-class’ status
The rapid rise of Bienne Terita in the 15-player game was eye-catching, enthralling and simply a lot of fun.
Finn Morton
16 Nov, 9:13
Michael Hooper embracing ‘unusual’ sevens challenge ahead of Olympics bid
The four-time John Eales medallist for Wallabies Players’ Player of the Year will embark on an exciting new rugby chapter at 32 …
Finn Morton
16 Nov, 7:27
The lessons the All Blacks could learn from the Black Caps
There are two reasons - which the All Blacks could learn from - which mean the New Zealand men’s cricket team invariably get a p…
Hamish Bidwell
16 Nov, 6:44
Rugby Australia statement: Michael Hooper and the 2024 Olympics
Michael Hooper is on course to potentially clash with Antoine Dupont at next year’s Olympic Games after Rugby Australia confirme…
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 3:58
France poised to confirm Antoine Dupont will miss 2024 Six Nations
France skipper Antoine Dupont will miss the 2024 Guinness Six Nations in order to prepare to represent his country at the Olympic …
Liam Heagney
16 Nov, 2:26
Sharks dealt injury hammer-blow as Springboks duo face long spells out
The Hollywoodbets Sharks are set to be without front row duo Bongi Mbonambi and Vincent Koch for the next three months after both …
Josh Raisey
16 Nov, 1:46
‘I had an opportunity’: Jonny Wilkinson reveals how close he was to code switch
Jonny Wilkinson's name will forever be associated with rugby union, but the legendary England fly-half had an opportunity to make …
Josh Raisey
16 Nov, 0:01
Jonny May banned after 'highly reckless' tackle on Ollie Lawrence
Jonny May, the Gloucester winger who recently announced his Test rugby retirement, has copped a three-game ban after getting cited…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 23:51
Premiership Women’s Rugby - out with the crisps, in with the wacky clothes and new broadcast deal
They might not be dishing out the giant bags of crisps anymore, but this thing never fails to entertain - so grab yourselves some …
Claire Thomas
15 Nov, 23:01
Touching ceremony uniquely honours home town hero 'Ox' Nché
Widely acknowledged as one of the most vital cogs in the Springbok machine that won the World Cup in France, Retshegofaditswe “O…
Grant Constable
15 Nov, 22:43
The 'scary, scary thing' Stuart Hogg has noticed about Finn Russell
Life is now very different for Stuart Hogg, the ex-rugby player. It was July 9 when he brought forward his planned retirement, scr…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 22:19
'We are disappointed with how we ended it' - Martin Johnson resigns as team manager OTD
Johnson left the role after three-and-a-half years in the position.
15 Nov, 20:49
WRU was an 'unforgiving, even vindictive' environment - Key questions answered
The Welsh Rugby Union has been left reeling by a damning independent review into behaviour at all levels within the organisation.
15 Nov, 20:40
Ex-England skipper de Glanville takes up refereeing at the age of 55
While the younger breed of Bath fans are far more attuned to the achievements of his son Tom, who is fast earning himself a reputa…
Jon Newcombe
15 Nov, 19:14
The Sale verdict on England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie’s club debut
Sale have given their verdict on last weekend’s club debut by England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie.
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 18:35
Japan captain Michael Leitch makes retirement plans clear
Japan captain Michael Leitch has emphasised that he has no plan on retiring despite now being the age of 35, and has set his sight…
Josh Raisey
15 Nov, 18:02
‘Sleepless' Andrew Porter breaks silence on 'blood boiling' scrums
Ireland prop Andrew Porter has broken his silence on his country’s agonising exit last month from the Rugby World Cup.
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 16:45
RA and Tahs not currently in contract talks with in-demand Wallaby – report
Both the Waratahs and Rugby Australia are reportedly yet to enter contract negotiations with Nawaqanitawase.
Finn Morton
15 Nov, 13:43
Ardie Savea stands out as nominee for prestigious All Blacks award
Ardie Savea would have to be considered a clear favourite for another prestigious honour in New Zealand.
Finn Morton
15 Nov, 12:50
Incoming Welsh Rugby Union boss vows to 'turn this around’ after review
Incoming Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Abi Tierney has vowed to “turn this around” after the governing body apologised for…
15 Nov, 10:55
Rugby Australia CEO rules out any more Suaalli-like raids on NRL
Rugby Australia boss Phil Waugh says the days of throwing blank cheques at NRL stars are over.
15 Nov, 10:45
‘Always a Rooster’: Rugby recruit Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii 'coming back' to NRL
The Sydney Roosters flyer has apparently told the NRL club that he’ll be “coming back in 2028.”
Finn Morton
15 Nov, 9:20
Waratahs sign Fijian Commonwealth Games medallist before 2024 season
The NSW Waratahs have signed Fijian international and Commonwealth Games medallist Mesu Kunavula to a one-year deal ahead of the 2…
Finn Morton
15 Nov, 8:23
Scott Robertson’s All Blacks set for blockbuster Test against France – report
Scott Robertson’s All Blacks will look to end an unwanted losing streak against France when they reportedly return to Paris next…
Finn Morton
15 Nov, 7:36
World Rugby statement: Rugby World Cup final
World Rugby have issued a statement in light of a media report in New Zealand alleging that the governing body privately acknowled…
Liam Heagney
15 Nov, 2:25
Fin Smith explains England target he has set himself this season
Fin Smith has set his sights on making his England debut next year knowing he has already caught the eye of Steve Borthwick.
15 Nov, 2:16
WRU environment labelled 'toxic' in damning independent report
The Welsh Rugby Union was an “unforgiving, even vindictive” environment to work in for some of its employees, an independent r…
15 Nov, 1:23
Tom Curry awaiting Harley Street verdict after latest injury setback
Sale boss Alex Sanderson has revealed he is awaiting a specialist opinion from London on the severity of the latest injury setback…
Liam Heagney
14 Nov, 23:56
Jonny May to face disciplinary hearing after first match back
Gloucester winger Jonny May has been cited for a dangerous tackle against Bath on Friday night at Kingsholm in the Gallagher Premi…
Josh Raisey
14 Nov, 23:29
Thomas Ramos gives his take on controversial Cheslin Kolbe World Cup charge down
Of all the moments at the Rugby World Cup, there is a case that none was more important that Cheslin Kolbe's charge down in the qu…
Josh Raisey
14 Nov, 22:47
All Change! The leavers and joiners for all PWR clubs ahead of the 2023/24 season
With the Premiership Women’s Rugby season about to kick off, it’s time to review who has moved where. Every team has signed so…
Matt Merritt
14 Nov, 21:38
Johann van Graan reveals his ‘unthinkable’ number one rugby memory
Current Bath boss Johann van Graan has revealed his number one rugby memory from a career that has taken him from coaching at club…
Liam Heagney
14 Nov, 21:34
Why Fiji are poised to strike at the new Nations Championship
The Flying Fijians have already shown they could develop into powerhouses of the world game.
Nick Bishop
14 Nov, 20:52
Ulster provide Ethan McIlroy injury update after early exit against Munster
Ulster fullback Ethan McIlroy suffered a facial fracture and a concussion on Friday night against Munster at the Kingspan Stadium,…
Josh Raisey
14 Nov, 20:09
Rassie Erasmus names his biggest achievement in rugby
Rassie Erasmus has named his biggest achievement in rugby – and it isn’t winning the Rugby World Cup with South Africa.
Liam Heagney
14 Nov, 19:48
Newcastle confirm Mateo Carreras exit
Newcastle Falcons have confirmed that Argentina winger Mateo Carreras will leave the club at the end of the season, ending weeks o…
Josh Raisey
14 Nov, 19:16
Springboks, All Blacks dominate Rugby World magazine's World Cup XV
Rugby World magazine have named a Rugby World Cup team of the tournament dominated by last month’s finalists South Africa and Ne…
Liam Heagney
14 Nov, 18:48
Portugal statement: New boss resigns after a month in charge
The Portugal Rugby Federation have accepted the resignation of head coach Sebastien Bertrank just a matter of weeks after replacin…
Josh Raisey
14 Nov, 18:02
Ampthill club statement: Paul Turner and Dragons
English Championship club Ampthill have issued a statement in the wake of the announcement in Wales that head coach Paul Turner is…
Liam Heagney
14 Nov, 18:02
‘There were lots of happy tears at the final whistle-we beat the Black Ferns in their backyard'
We spoke about our identity and wanting to be the best defensive team. I think our defence has come on so much over the last three…
Rosie Galligan
14 Nov, 17:25
‘We want the best athletes’: NRL chief insists rugby raids will be fair on clubs
NRL chief Andrew Abdo insists any salary-cap exemptions to attract players from rival codes would be implemented fairly.
14 Nov, 13:33
‘Can’t give them an excuse’: What academy heartbreak taught Aussie 7s prodigy
Dally Bird’s ascent from the depths of disappointment to the heights of the Australian Sevens team is a tale of resilience, dete…
Finn Morton
14 Nov, 13:29
Eddie Jones: 'I am a much better coach than I was this time last year'
Jones was the eldest statesman of his Tier one counterparts at the recent Rugby World Cup, but insists - despite the historically …
Ned Lester
14 Nov, 13:02
NZR reports remarkable rise in women and girls’ participation numbers
It seems that the legacy left behind by the Black Ferns’ inspirational run to Rugby World Cup glory last year is already having …
Finn Morton
14 Nov, 11:39
‘Not a nice thing': Ian Foster’s daughter opens up on attempted mugging in Paris
For the first time since returning to New Zealand, the daughter of former All Blacks coach Ian Foster has opened up about her gut-…
Finn Morton
14 Nov, 9:09
Waratahs officially commit to Rugby Australia's alignment plan
The Waratahs as well as the New South Wales Rugby Union are both on board with the new strategic vision.
Ned Lester
14 Nov, 5:29
Dragons RFC statement: Paul Turner
Dragons RFC have confirmed the rumoured return of former coach Paul Turner, who will be contributing to the club in a consultancy …
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 2:51
Kyle Rowe: 'The day after I was made redundant, I saw the Glasgow boys training - that was brutal'
The Glasgow winger has suffered rejection, unemployment and injury on his route to Scotstoun.
Jamie Lyall
14 Nov, 2:03
The obvious question Henry Arundell hat-trick raises
Racing 92 debutant Henry Arundell has left England rugby fans contemplating what might have been after securing a hat-trick of tri…
Ian Cameron
14 Nov, 1:40
Former England call-up Lewis Boyce offered rugby league trial
Leeds Rhinos have reportedly extended an invitation to former Harlequins and Bath forward Lewis Boyce to join the early stages of …
Ian Cameron
13 Nov, 22:09
Melvyn Jaminet on verge of mid-season exit from Toulouse - report
France fullback Melvyn Jaminet is reportedly on the verge of a mid-season move from Toulouse to Toulon, according to French rugby …
Ian Cameron
13 Nov, 20:39
Why Jack Crowley turned down move to European giants
Jack Crowley has revealed why he rejected an enticing offer to join European giants La Rochelle, opting instead to continue his ca…
Ian Cameron
13 Nov, 20:16
Unbeaten Benetton take aim at next URC scalp
Italian surprise package Benetton Treviso proved that their early season form was no fluke, downing last season’s finalists, the…
13 Nov, 19:46
How England can ride the World Cup wave to Six Nations success
The Six Nations is a very different beast to the World Cup and England fans will demand not just wins, but wins with style.
Nick Bishop
13 Nov, 18:24
England must follow Premiership's lead – Andy Goode
The Premiership might have its issues off the field but on the pitch it’s showing England and Steve Borthwick that the future sh…
Andy Goode
13 Nov, 17:01
'I often forget he’s only 21... He’s a tough competitor' - Dowson
Northampton director of rugby Phil Dowson lavished praise on Fin Smith after the 21-year-old inspired the Saints to a 34-19 Gallag…
13 Nov, 16:50
'I wasn’t sure how we were going to win a lineout!' - Saracens boss reflects
Mark McCall was delighted at the way his Saracens side were able to adapt in adversity after a thumping 50-12 win away to Newcastl…
13 Nov, 16:11
Preliminary Australian U20 squad for 2024 announced
Rugby Australia have revealed a preliminary 45-man Australia U20 squad ahead of the expanded 2024 international schedule.
Ned Lester
13 Nov, 12:42
Vern Cotter on which Blues players will 'bring an edge to the team'
While results turned a remarkable corner under his predecessor, Cotter says the squad he's inherited hold higher expectations.
Ned Lester
13 Nov, 11:41
Rebels turn to AFL psychologist to address 'mental thing'
Melbourne have enlisted an AFL premiership sports psychologist to address their Super Rugby Pacific shortcomings.
13 Nov, 8:42
Unbeaten Australia claim gold at Oceania Sevens
Former Wallaby Lote Tuqiri has described Maddison Levi as a "weapon" after she led Australia to title glory at the Oceania 7s in B…
13 Nov, 4:43
Saracens put up cricket score against Newcastle in Kingston Park rout
Saracens produced a wonderful display to dismiss Newcastle Falcons and gain a bonus point in a 50-12 rout at Kingston Park.
13 Nov, 1:43
England hopeful inspires Northampton as Exeter's 13-month hunt for away win continues
Northampton leapfrogged visitors Exeter with a 34-19 victory at Franklin’s Gardens to move back into the top four of the Gallagh…
13 Nov, 1:36
Ugly red card incident mars Leinster win over Dragons
Dragons fell to their third home defeat of the season as Leinster came away from Rodney Parade with a bonus-point victory.
13 Nov, 0:10
'He knows what he's doing' - Wales flanker red carded for 'stunningly stupid' cheapshot
Dragons flanker Taine Basham found himself in hot water as he was red-carded for a seemingly needless elbow to the back of the hea…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 23:17
Forgotten English standoff Joe Simmonds is flying it in the Top 14
Forgotten English flyhalf Joe Simmonds has emerged as the top scorer in the Top 14, showcasing his prowess with new club Pau in th…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 22:08
Watch - Antoine Dupont elbowed in face in return to Top 14
France star Antoine Dupont got an unruly welcome back to the Top 14 when he received an elbow to the face in his first game for To…
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 19:48
'He takes people for idiots' - Fabien Galthie slammed on French TV
Fabien Galthie has been slammed on French television after a press conference given this week in which he addressed France's exit …
Ian Cameron
12 Nov, 19:03
Nienaber could be missing piece of Leinster puzzle
With World Cup euphoria dying down and attention going back to the Vodacom United Rugby Championship, Leinster’s coup in appoint…
12 Nov, 18:15
The Scottish mastermind thriving behind the scenes in France's Top 14
After nearly two decades plotting European domination with Clermont Auvergne, the proud Scotsman has a few thoughts on rugby back …
David Ferguson
12 Nov, 16:30
History at Oceania Sevens as Samoa and Fiji book their tickets to Paris 2024
Samoa and Fiji have booked their tickets to Paris 2024 after winning their respective Olympic qualifying finals at the Oceania Sev…
Finn Morton
12 Nov, 14:51
ARLC to discuss NRL salary cap relief to attract rugby stars – report
Rugby Australia could be hit with a major blow from the NRL according to a report.
Finn Morton
12 Nov, 12:15
‘Get what you deserve’: Tana Umaga leads Moana Pasifika’s 2024 playoffs push
With legendary All Black Tana Umaga steering the ship as head coach, Moana Pasifika are setting their sights on a maiden playoff b…
Finn Morton
12 Nov, 11:25
Crusaders coach’s verdict on Leigh Halfpenny’s possible switch from fullback
Don’t expect to see legendary Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny running around with the Crusaders’ iconic No. 10 jersey.
Finn Morton
12 Nov, 8:41
NZR GM backs Aussies to have ‘really strong’ Super Rugby Pacific season
New Zealand Rugby's Chris Lendrum is “confident” that the Australian sides will put up a fight in Super Rugby Pacific 2024.
Finn Morton
12 Nov, 7:52
Defensive lapses cost Australia in tight battles with rivals at Oceania Sevens
Australia have been left to rue some key defensive lapses after suffering tight losses to Fiji and New Zealand in the men's compet…
12 Nov, 7:14
Last-gasp Ben Healy drop goal earns Edinburgh dramatic win over Connacht
A Ben Healy drop-goal with the last kick of the match earned Edinburgh a dramatic 25-22 win over Connacht just as the Irish side a…
12 Nov, 6:57
Bok prospect's last-gasp try sends Scarlets spinning to defeat
Henco van Wyk’s last-gasp try saw the Emirates Lions secure a thrilling 24-23 BKT United Rugby Championship win and hand Scarlet…
12 Nov, 5:28
Glasgow dig deep to battle from behind to secure victory at Ospreys
An impressive comeback from Glasgow Warriors saw them overturn a 10-0 deficit to win a hard-fought BKT United Rugby Championship e…
12 Nov, 3:50
Nick Evans demands change despite Harlequins victory at Leicester
Harlequins attack coach Nick Evans accepts his team need to evolve and adapt different styles if they are to earn more success fol…
12 Nov, 2:18
'It was his call to get back in a play so quickly after the World Cup'
Sale coach Alex Sanderson hailed the impact of fly-half George Ford as the England playmaker proved the difference in the Sharks…
12 Nov, 1:56
Harlequins heap more misery on Handre Pollard's Leicester Tigers
Dino Lamb’s try gave Harlequins their fourth straight Gallagher Premiership victory as they ran out 29-25 winners at surprise ea…
12 Nov, 1:20
Italian double: Benetton remain unbeaten after sinking Stormers
Benetton maintained their unbeaten start to the United Rugby Championship season with a hard-fought 20-17 victory over DHL Stormer…
12 Nov, 1:14
George Ford impresses as Sale win at Bristol
England fly-half George Ford was the difference as the playmaking maestro inspired Sale to a 27-13 win over Bristol at Ashton Gate…
12 Nov, 1:06
Has Warren Gatland found Wales' next 'foreign player'
Wales head coach Warren Gatland may soon be shopping at Loftus Versfeld to replenish his resources in Cardiff.
Jan De Koning
12 Nov, 1:01
Finn Russell goes full villain mode with cheeky gesture to Gloucester fans
Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell played a crucial role in Bath's stunning comeback victory against Gloucester at the Shed on Friday n…
Ian Cameron
11 Nov, 22:13
Plumtree addresses Sharks dire start to the season after shock flop
The Sharks will return home from their four-match European tour still winless and with a solitary bonus point to show for their mo…
Jan De Koning
11 Nov, 21:34
Scotland international Christie to stay at Saracens
Scotland international Andy Christie has signed a new long-term contract with Gallagher Premiership giants Saracens. 
Ian Cameron
11 Nov, 21:21
Miami Sharks sign ex-Wales international Rob Evans
Former Wales prop Rob Evans has officially joined American side Miami Sharks following his release by the Dragons at the end of la…
Ian Cameron
11 Nov, 19:15
Johann van Graan: 'This is just year two of our journey'
Bath boss Johann van Graan hailed his side’s second-half display as they turned around a 10-point half-time deficit to beat Glou…
11 Nov, 18:45
'Emerging Player of the Year' misses out on Super Rugby squad selection
The man who steered Taranaki to NPC glory has surprisingly not made it into a Super Rugby Pacific squad.
Ned Lester
11 Nov, 12:51
'If there's ever a bloke': The RWC three-peat may finally be within reach
The Springboks became just the second team in history to win consecutive Rugby World Cups with their 12-11 victory over the All Bl…
Ned Lester
11 Nov, 11:35
Super Rugby Aupiki coaches confirmed for 2024 season
Some new faces will lead Super Rugby Aupiki teams in 2024, as various movements reshape the coaching landscape in the penultimate …
Ned Lester
11 Nov, 9:52
Bulls dismiss Cardiff to claim top spot in URC
The Bulls climbed to the top of the BKT United Rugby Championship table after handing Cardiff a third defeat from four in an 18-12…
11 Nov, 6:47
Ulster battle back to down Munster in Rob Herring's record match
Tries in either half from Jacob Stockdale and Nick Timoney allowed Ulster to battle back from 14-3 down and beat Munster by 21-14 …
11 Nov, 6:43
Bath muscle up late for remarkable comeback win over Gloucester
.Bath produced a stunning second-half performance to win a pulsating West Country derby against Gloucester 45-27 at a sold-out Kin…
11 Nov, 6:34
New coach and new 'competition' to challenge Cam Roigard in 2024
The halfback race is heating up in Wellington with the impending return of 80-cap All Black TJ Perenara set to push World Cup sens…
Ned Lester
11 Nov, 5:57
Tom Curry breaks silence on racism claim against Bongi Mbonambi
World Rugby found “insufficient evidence” to back up the England flanker’s claim.
11 Nov, 4:00
Zebre shock Sharks to claim first URC win in 29 matches
Zebre Parma secured a first win since April 2022 after a nail-biting 12-10 BKT United Rugby Championship victory over Hollywoodbet…
11 Nov, 3:51
The time has come for NZR to make a call on All Blacks eligibility
New Zealand faces a tough decision about what to do about its current All Blacks eligibility rules.
Gregor Paul
11 Nov, 1:26
Northampton sign dual code England qualified flyhalf to fill void left by star's exit
Northampton Saints have finalized the loan signing of fly-half Charlie Savala from Edinburgh Rugby to address the void left by Jam…
Ian Cameron
11 Nov, 1:15
Catt to join England Rugby in specialist role
Nathan Catt is set to join the RFU from Bath Rugby and to take up a role as England Rugby pathway’s specialist scrum coach for m…
Ian Cameron
11 Nov, 0:54
Sintu Manjezi and Enrique Pieretto return for Glasgow in Ospreys clash
Glasgow welcome Sintu Manjezi and Enrique Pieretto back from long-term injuries when they take on Ospreys on Satutrday.
11 Nov, 0:38
Pierre Schoeman in store for 'special night' with impressive milestone
Scotland prop Pierre Schoeman will make his 100th appearance for Edinburgh in Saturday’s United Rugby Championship match at home…
10 Nov, 23:26
Pollard to make first post-World Cup start as host of Test players return to Prem
Handre Pollard is set to make his first post-Rugby World Cup start for Leicester Tigers as a host of Test players return to action…
Kim Ekin
10 Nov, 21:57
Leinster name 5 returning Ireland players in XV for Dragons
Leinster are set to field a formidable lineup against the Dragons RFC in Round 4 of the BKT United Rugby Championship on Sunday at…
Ian Cameron
10 Nov, 21:03
The bitter aftertaste from the Springboks World Cup win
Seven seconds passed between Siya Kolisi lifting the Webb Ellis Cup and South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa taking it from …
Daniel Gallan
10 Nov, 20:37
The end of the defensive line
The evolution of the defence took another marked step at the Rugby World Cup and 2024 will only see is progress further
Sam Larner
10 Nov, 20:23
Super Rugby imports: 7 northern hemisphere players heading south
For the longest time, Super Rugby has been a league that exports talent as opposed to imports it, but a slew of recent transfers s…
Ian Cameron
10 Nov, 20:09
Stuart Lancaster resigns as head coach after disastrous spell - OTD
England became the first host nation to be knocked out at the pool stage after a 28-25 defeat to Wales and a 33-13 loss to Austral…
10 Nov, 18:54
Son of ex-England flyhalf exits Northampton Saints mid-season
Northampton Saints have confirmed that fly-half James Grayson is set to depart the club after this weekend's clash against Exeter …
Ian Cameron
10 Nov, 18:45
'We feel like Balotelli: why always us?' Behind the scenes at win-starved Zebre Parma
Zebre Parma have lost 28 games in a row. How do they handle the constant anguish?
Jamie Lyall
10 Nov, 18:18
Wallabies star Mark Nawaqanitawase to meet with NRL club over move – report
Australian rugby fans may need to brace themselves for more bad news as star wing Mark Nawaqanitawase considers a code switch.
Finn Morton
10 Nov, 13:58
Irish club wins race to sign former Crusader Oli Jager – report
Former Crusaders prop Oli Jager is off to defending URC champions Munster according to a report out of Ireland.
Finn Morton
10 Nov, 12:31
Next-gen to ‘pull on the gold jersey’ after landmark U16 announcement
Following the end of the Super Rugby U16 Championship last weekend, Rugby Australia has announced an Australian squad that will se…
Finn Morton
10 Nov, 10:25
‘Going to miss him’: Hurricanes coach on the ‘void’ left by Ardie Savea
It doesn’t get any tougher than trying to fill the “void” left by the departure of the World Rugby Player of the Year.
Finn Morton
10 Nov, 9:36
‘An experienced 10 would have helped’: Wallaby opens up on World Cup disaster
Taniela Tupou has admitted that the Wallabies could’ve used “an experienced 10” as they fought to avoid a first-ever pool st…
Finn Morton
10 Nov, 8:26
‘It’s unfair’: Hamish McLennan doubles down on Eddie Jones appointment
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan doesn't regret hiring Eddie Jones, despite the Wallabies coach's short-lived reign over a…
10 Nov, 7:34
Rebels expect big things from Taniela Tupou after ‘smart recruitment'
Melbourne expect superstar Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou to hit the ground running, with their new recruit to start training with t…
10 Nov, 7:22
Why do the French love a bit of argy bargy?
The sad passing of enforcer Alain Esteve has brought into spotlight the reputation for thuggery in France in the 1970s
Gavin Mortimer
10 Nov, 6:27
'I made some lifelong memories': Ireland wing Mack Hansen reflects on World Cup
Ireland's World Cup campaign may not have gone the way they wanted, but winger Mack Hansen has said he made some "memories I'm goi…
Josh Raisey
10 Nov, 2:00
Albert Tuisue: 'I had to help with nine post-mortems, touching the organs'
How Gloucester's ex-Fijian cop went from tiny island life to the Rugby World Cup.
Jamie Lyall
10 Nov, 1:38
Premiership Women's Rugby and TNT Sports announce multi-year broadcast deal
A landmark deal to broadcast top-flight women’s club rugby has been announced this week that will see over 20 PWR matches shown …
Imogen Ainsworth
10 Nov, 1:34
Law explained as hookers appear to creep closer and closer to the lineout
The 2023 Rugby World Cup in France put the game under the spotlight like never before, as new fans from around the globe tuned in …
Grant Constable
10 Nov, 0:32
Toulon issue update on freak Dan Biggar kicking injury that went viral
Toulon have provided an update on the condition of Welsh fly-half Dan Biggar, who suffered a painful-looking injury during last we…
Ian Cameron
10 Nov, 0:23
Baby Bok star linked to Wales warned selection no 'fait accompli'
Jake White believes South Africa’s involvement in the BKT URC will help lure World Cup-winning Springboks back home.
Simon Thomas
10 Nov, 0:01
The four players Ben Youngs expects to battle for the England No9 shirt
After a record 127 matches for England, and a further two for the British & Irish Lions, Ben Youngs bowed out of Test rugby at the…
Josh Raisey
09 Nov, 23:52
Andrew Conway statement: 'I have been advised to retire'
Munster and Ireland winger Andrew Conway has been forced to retire on medical grounds at the age of 32, he has revealed in a state…
Ian Cameron
09 Nov, 23:26
Ulster welcome back Irish World Cup trio for Munster clash
Ulster will be boosted on Friday by the return of some of their World Cup players for their clash against United Rugby Championshi…
Josh Raisey
09 Nov, 22:41
'Very misleading': Wayne Barnes responds to All Blacks' 'complaints' over RWC final refereeing
After refereeing South Africa's World Cup final win over the All Blacks last month, Wayne Barnes has responded to the reports that…
Josh Raisey
09 Nov, 21:16
Crusaders release Oli Jager as rumours swirl around triple qualified prop's future
Crusaders appear to have released Oli Jager, the Irish tighthead who had set his sights on becoming a New Zealand All Black.
Ian Cameron
09 Nov, 20:16
Siya Kolisi hints at possible Racing 92 debut date in unveiling video
Two weeks after lifting the Webb Ellis Cup at the Stade de France, South Africa captain Siya Kolisi is back in Paris with his new …
Josh Raisey
09 Nov, 19:32
24 days later: Fabien Galthie breaks silence on France World Cup exit
France head coach Fabien Galthie has described Les Bleus's quarter-final exit from the Rugby World Cup as a scar that he and his t…
Ian Cameron
09 Nov, 19:10
The moneyball player being dubbed Welsh rugby's 'Mr Consistent'
Ask Welsh rugby fans to name the most consistent regional player over the past two or three years and one name will keep cropping …
Simon Thomas
09 Nov, 18:26
Scotland scrum-half Ali Price to join Edinburgh from Glasgow in 'national interest'
Scotland scrum-half Ali Price has agreed to join Edinburgh from Glasgow Warriors on a season-long loan in a move orchestrated by t…
Josh Raisey
09 Nov, 18:19
France given major Six Nations boost as Emmanuel Meafou is officially eligible
Toulouse's 145kg lock Emmanuel Meafou will take another step towards playing for France today when he officially becomes a French …
Josh Raisey
09 Nov, 17:38
‘Might be an edge’: Blues using last year’s ‘disappointment’ as fuel for 2024
The Blues might have an “edge” going into the new Super Rugby Pacific season as they continue to channel the hurt and “disap…
Finn Morton
09 Nov, 14:18
Codie Taylor to miss most of Super Rugby by taking ‘non-playing sabbatical’
All Blacks hooker Codie Taylor will miss a majority of next year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign after taking up a “non-playing…
Finn Morton
09 Nov, 13:52
Beauden Barrett set to return to New Zealand on long-term deal
New Zealand Rugby has revealed that Beuaden Barrett is likely to return to New Zealand shores in time to be eligible for All Black…
Ned Lester
09 Nov, 12:39
Olympics-bound Aussies still have plenty to ‘prove’ at Oceania Sevens
Having already secured their spot at Paris 2024, the Australian women's and men's teams have an opportunity to "prove" themselves …
Finn Morton
09 Nov, 11:47
Crusaders begin new era with ambitious 2024 squad
Nine players are new to the club for the upcoming season, with the most notable acquisition of course being Wales legend Leigh Hal…
Ned Lester
09 Nov, 10:30
Wallabies duo head west as Force name squad for 2024
The Western Force are looking to take that next step in 2024 after signing some marquee recruits ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Finn Morton
09 Nov, 10:20
Blues boast wealth of experience in 2024 squad
The Blues are without the services of some experienced campaigners in 2024, but a new coaching group led by Vern Cotter looks to s…
Ned Lester
09 Nov, 9:10
Ex-All Blacks duo and Wallabies stars usher in Reds’ new dawn
The Queensland Reds have named their 41-man squad for the upcoming Super Rugby Pacific campaign which includes 11 Wallabies and a …
Finn Morton
09 Nov, 9:00
Brumbies name familiar 2024 squad as they work towards title dream
The ACT Brumbies have named a familiar squad that will be desperate to channel the hurt from last year’s semi-final exit into so…
Finn Morton
09 Nov, 8:20
New Hurricanes coaches name fresh-faced 2024 squad
The Savea name is nowhere to be seen in the 2024 Hurricanes squad, with both Ardie and Julian absent from the Wellington club team…
Ned Lester
09 Nov, 8:14
Hulking lock named as Tahs usher in new era without Michael Hooper
The NSW Waratahs’ squad for the upcoming Super Rugby Pacific season is in, and while the group may bring a sense of familiarity …
Finn Morton
09 Nov, 7:18
Julian Savea finds a new home in Moana Pasifika's 2024 squad
It's been a trying two years for Moana Pasifika, but the team look to turn that around in 2024 with the help of some big additions…
Ned Lester
09 Nov, 7:10
Star-studded New Zealand teams named for Oceania Sevens
SVNS icons Jorja Miller, Tim Mikkelson, Shiray Kaka and Sam Dickson will light up Brisbane’s iconic Ballymore Stadium at the Oce…
Finn Morton
09 Nov, 6:41
Wallaby Taniela Tupou headlines exciting Melbourne Rebels squad for 2024
Prop Taniela Tupou headlines a new-look Melbourne Rebels squad ahead of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season.
Finn Morton
09 Nov, 6:19
The Highlanders reveal youthful, new look squad for 2024
The Highlanders had by far the most turbulent offseason out of the New Zealand Super Rugby Pacific clubs, losing 16 players in 202…
Ned Lester
09 Nov, 6:08
Fijian Drua look to continue rapid rise with 2024 squad
Having improved exponentially throughout their debut two seasons in Super Rugby Pacific, the Fijian Drua are aiming high with thei…
Ned Lester
09 Nov, 5:24
The Chiefs chase third Super Rugby title with squad for 2024
The Chiefs will head into the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season as heavy favourites after a stellar 2023 season ended in a devastati…
Ned Lester
09 Nov, 5:05
Wales turn on the style as the rebuild starts in earnest
A friendly, entertaining run out against the Barbarians will have solved a few more problems for Warren Gatland but questions rema…
Mark Orders
09 Nov, 4:30
WRU publish huge cost of sackings over the last year
The Welsh Rugby Union posted a turnover of £101.3m for the year ending June 2023, but £1.9m of that was spent on a spate of sack…
Josh Raisey
09 Nov, 1:10
Official sources say a Club World Cup is being 'pushed quite hard'
A Club World Cup could be established by 2028 as a “real warmth” to develop the concept grows, according to European Professio…
08 Nov, 23:55
Premiership Women's Rugby preview: the teams, star players, and ones to watch in the new season
Ahead of the exciting new dawn for Premiership Women's Rugby, here's everything you need to know about the teams and players to be…
Matt Merritt
08 Nov, 23:04
Ben Youngs reveals the tactical tweak that might have seen England beat the Boks
Though South Africa had their share of tough matches on their way to winning the World Cup, winning all three knockout contests by…
Josh Raisey
08 Nov, 22:31
Warren Gatland begins journey with 'sleeping giant of world rugby' - OTD
The New Zealander led Wales to Six Nations Grand Slam success the following year.
08 Nov, 21:47
'We must build our identity': Gonzalo Quesada's vision for Italian rugby
Italy unveiled their multi-lingual coach this week, who wants to shore up a suspect defence.
Alasdair Mackenzie
08 Nov, 21:39
Falcons boss hits back at claims that Mateo Carreras has signed French deal
Newcastle head coach Alex Codling has dismissed claims from France that Mateo Carreras, the Argentine wing, has signed a three yea…
Chris Jones
08 Nov, 21:29
Wayne Barnes on what football can learn from rugby amid VAR controversy
Wayne Barnes has said that football is currently in an "evolutionary period" with its video assistant referee (VAR), but has insis…
Josh Raisey
08 Nov, 20:02
Ferns strewn and history made: a re-watch of the Red Roses WXV 1 triumph
So they huffed, and they puffed, and they blew the house in - storming the land of the long white cloud, and leaving ferns strewn …
Claire Thomas
08 Nov, 18:58
'It's a sad thing about the sport': Wayne Barnes' retirement plea to stop trolls
Former referee Wayne Barnes has called for more ways in which perpetrators of online abuse are held to account after being the vic…
Josh Raisey
08 Nov, 18:07
South Africa statement: Duane Vermeulen officially retires
South Africa Rugby released a statement today confirming the international retirement of Duane Vermeulen after 76 Tests for the Sp…
Josh Raisey
08 Nov, 17:53
Olympic qualification on the line with 2023 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship
Brisbane's Ballymore Stadium is all set to host the 2023 edition of the annual Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship on 10-12 November…
Grant Constable
08 Nov, 16:37
Eddie Jones confirms interest in Japan coaching job
Eddie Jones has given the strongest indication yet that he's keen to take on the Japan coaching job for a second time.
08 Nov, 13:53
Sam Cane pens heartfelt message to All Blacks fans after ‘brutal’ World Cup
All Blacks captain Sam Cane has penned a heartfelt message of support just over a week after New Zealand’s agonising defeat to r…
Finn Morton
08 Nov, 13:43
‘It’s true’: France playmaker Romain Ntamack drops Super Rugby hint
French fly-half Romain Ntamack may be on the way to play in either Australia or New Zealand sometime in the future after dropping …
Finn Morton
08 Nov, 12:46
Black Ferns star Ruby Tui blows young fan away with incredible act
Black Ferns wing Ruby Tui continues to show that rugby is about more than just the results on the field after sharing a special mo…
Finn Morton
08 Nov, 7:53
Prop Angus Ta’avao returns ‘home’ after signing on with Blues
In a major boost for the Blues, prop Angus Ta’avao is returning to where his Super Rugby journey started after signing on with t…
Finn Morton
08 Nov, 7:01
Prop Angus Ta’avao returns ‘home’ after signing on with Blues
In a major boost for the Blues, prop Angus Ta’avao is returning to where his Super Rugby journey started after signing on with t…
Finn Morton
08 Nov, 7:01
Springboks unite South Africa to transcend a country beset by issues
Siya Kolisi and his team-mates inspired a nation in France but it was only when they return to South Africa that their achievement…
Jon Cardinelli
08 Nov, 5:44
Irish sports icon rips into Johnny Sexton's 'we won' statement
Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton had good reason to be distraught after another disappointing Rugby World Cup quarter-final exit, aga…
Grant Constable
08 Nov, 3:17
Manu Tuilagi has plate put into hand he broke twice at RWC
Manu Tuilagi has had a plate put into his hand after twice breaking a bone during England’s Rugby World Cup campaign and could b…
Chris Jones
08 Nov, 1:47
Bongi Mbonambi labels 'first world' England 'unprofessional' after racism saga
South Africa hooker Bongi Mbonambi has called the England team "unprofessional" for their allegation that he used discriminatory l…
Josh Raisey
08 Nov, 1:32
Munster boss Graham Rowntree provides bleak RG Snyman prognosis before surgery
Munster head coach Graham Rowntree has provided an update on how long South Africa lock RG Snyman will be out for with a shoulder …
Josh Raisey
08 Nov, 0:44
Why the Wallabies were always destined to fail
Lack of experience proved the decisive factor in a disastrous 2023 for the Wallabies.
Nick Bishop
08 Nov, 0:12
Sam Costelow faces Six Nations fitness race as Wales' fly-half crisis worsens
Wales fly-half Sam Costelow faces a race to be fit in time for the Six Nations after his head coach at Scarlets Dwayne Peel confir…
Josh Raisey
07 Nov, 22:24
'Billy Whizz' makes history when selected as England captain - OTD
Robinson captained England to a 70-0 victory over Canada at Twickenham where he scored a hat-trick of tries.
07 Nov, 21:13
Cardiff sign ex England U20 winger after stint in New Zealand
Cardiff have signed former Bath winger Gabriel Hamer-Webb on a short term deal as injury cover for Josh Adams and Owen Lane. 
Josh Raisey
07 Nov, 20:56
England A announce return with Portugal fixture next year
England have announced the return of their A side, who will face Portugal next year during the Six Nations at Welford Road.
Josh Raisey
07 Nov, 20:22
Scotland and Edinburgh receive mixed injury update
Scotland and Edinburgh captain Jamie Ritchie is nearing a return to action after sustaining a shoulder injury in his country's Wor…
Josh Raisey
07 Nov, 20:11
Revamped HSBC SVNS 2024 ready for kick-off in Dubai
Following the thrilling conclusion of Rugby World Cup 2023 attention now turns to the first event of the revamped and rebranded HS…
07 Nov, 18:46
Montpellier prop Henry Thomas has 'big decisions to make' over Wales future
Wales prop Henry Thomas has admitted he has "big decisions to make" over his Wales future after signing a new short term deal with…
Josh Raisey
07 Nov, 18:43
'Who knows, maybe we leave the Boks out' - Jake White on returning stars
Following a gruelling Rugby World Cup and then a week of celebrations, World Cup winning Springbok players will gradually return t…
Grant Constable
07 Nov, 18:12
All Black 'won't take to the field' in Super Rugby Pacific due to serious injury
All Blacks centre Braydon Ennor will miss next year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign with the Crusaders as he continues to recover…
Finn Morton
07 Nov, 14:26
Ian Foster confirms family confronted by ‘young man with a knife’ in Paris
Former All Blacks coach Ian Foster has confirmed “recent reports” in New Zealand which revealed that two of his family members…
Finn Morton
07 Nov, 13:38
New Crusader Leigh Halfpenny would ‘welcome’ position change
Former Wales and British and Irish Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny would “welcome” the opportunity to wear the Crusaders’ ico…
Finn Morton
07 Nov, 11:20
‘If I want to take it seriously…’: The foreign threat to Australian rugby
There’s a systemic issue that’s plaguing the Wallabies. Coach Jones is only one man, and no mere mortal could stop the Austral…
Finn Morton
07 Nov, 10:13
The All Blacks need to rekindle their emotional connection with fans
If there was a journey that Ian Foster was taking the team on during his tenure, it didn’t feel as if he took that many of us wi…
Hamish Bidwell
07 Nov, 10:03
Welsh legend Stephen Jones joins Tana Umaga at Moana Pasifika
Welsh rugby legend Stephen Jones will join former All Black Tana Umaga in the Moana Pasifika coaching ranks next season, the New Z…
Finn Morton
07 Nov, 7:29
How Saracens' Willis adapted his game in Top 14 before joining stacked back row
Saracens' summer signing Tom Willis is "looking forward" to battling with a host of Test stars to start in the Gallagher Premiersh…
Josh Raisey
07 Nov, 0:03
Have the All Blacks reconfirmed their status as rugby's most prized asset?
Bouncing back after a prolonged period of turbulence may heighten the mystique surrounding the All Blacks.
Gregor Paul
06 Nov, 23:49
Family of All Blacks boss Ian Foster attacked in Paris
The family members of outgoing All Blacks coach Ian Foster had a terrifying encounter with a knife-wielding man in the heart of Pa…
Ian Cameron
06 Nov, 23:37
Munster statement: RG Snyman to undergo surgery after World Cup final injury
South Africa and Munster lock RG Snyman is set to undergo surgery in South Africa this week, the United Rugby Championship champio…
Josh Raisey
06 Nov, 21:35
Bok lock Jean Kleyn set to exit Munster - reports
Springboks second row Jean Kleyn is reportedly set to leave Munster - according to French media outlet Midi Olympique.
Ian Cameron
06 Nov, 21:21
Owen Farrell makes French publication's World Cup XV as Springboks and All Blacks dominate
England captain Owen Farrell has been selected at fly-half in French publication Midi Olympique's World XV.
Josh Raisey
06 Nov, 19:45
Sam Cane banned for Rugby World Cup final tackle
New Zealand captain Sam Cane has been banned by a disciplinary committee for his dangerous Rugby World Cup final tackle on South A…
Ian Cameron
06 Nov, 18:48
Results published from 'trail-blazing research' on the safety of rugby
The results have been published from the largest ever studies into the forces experienced by rugby players in-game using smart mou…
Josh Raisey
06 Nov, 18:45
South African World Cup winner in negotiations with Top 14 club - report
South Africa and Leicester Tigers No8 Jasper Wiese is in 'advanced negotiations' with Top 14 outfit Stade Francais over a possible…
Josh Raisey
06 Nov, 17:27
Ian Foster shares plans to 'do the sendoff properly' for departing All Blacks
Departing All Blacks coach Ian Foster will spend the coming month saying his final farewells to long-serving All Blacks.
Ned Lester
06 Nov, 10:57
Eddie Jones expects to be in his next job 'very shortly'
The irrepressible Eddie Jones has promised he'll be back in a rugby job "very shortly" as he left the scene of his latest losing c…
06 Nov, 6:53
Rob Baxter: 'Everyone agreed we were responsible for our own shortcomings'
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter felt his side made hard work of seeing off battling Bristol following their 29-20 win.
06 Nov, 2:45
Exeter see off battling Bristol to go top of Premiership
Exeter moved to the top of the Gallagher Premiership table with a bonus-point 29-20 win over Bristol.
06 Nov, 2:35
Benetton maintain unbeaten start to season with victory over Lions
Benetton maintained their unbeaten start to the BKT United Rugby Championship with a hard-fought 15-10 home victory over the Emira…
06 Nov, 2:30
Crusaders sign Wales legend Leigh Halfpenny
Crusaders have confirmed the rumoured signing of Wales legend Leigh Halfpenny.
Ian Cameron
06 Nov, 2:18
Welsh rugby needs more 'foreign players' regardless of price tag - Warren Gatland
Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric and Leigh Halfpenny are among the experienced names to announce their international retirement this…
05 Nov, 23:07
Bath defend Finn Russell selection call
Johann van Graan insisted he was right to give Finn Russell a week’s holiday which ruled him out of the 24-18 loss to Northampto…
Chris Jones
05 Nov, 21:55
Northampton Saints break silence on Lewis Ludlam rumours
Saints had to hold out under intense Bath pressure in the second-half to secure a 24-18 victory.
05 Nov, 19:09
Harlequins boss Billy Millard: 'He’s gone up a gear in his leadership'
The wingers crossed in spectacular fashion during a 40-12 six-try win over Newcastle.
05 Nov, 18:56
Welsh rugby bids fond farewell to celebrated trio with 352 caps between them
Warren Gatland reflected on an “incredibly special” occasion as Welsh rugby said farewell to three of its biggest names in the…
05 Nov, 18:42
Late Diarmuid Kilgallen try sees Connacht come from behind to beat Ulster
Cool-headed Connacht came from 17 points down to beat Ulster 22-20 and avoid their first defeat at the Sportsground since last Dec…
05 Nov, 18:20
Munster climb to top of URC table after victory over Dragons
Ireland Under-20 star Brian Gleeson scored his first senior try during Munster’s 45-14 BKT United Rugby Championship win over Dr…
05 Nov, 18:11
Scarlets rally to secure first win of season after beating Cardiff
The Scarlets put their South African woes from the opening two rounds of the BKT United Rugby Championship well and truly behind t…
05 Nov, 17:57
England player bike crash revealed in Joe Marler's World Cup review
England prop Joe Marler has delivered a brilliantly entertaining Rugby World Cup review on his eponymously named podcast, The Joe …
Liam Heagney
05 Nov, 17:30
Rassie Erasmus becomes head coach of South Africa
In a statement to South African media on Sunday, Rassie Erasmus confirmed his return as the head coach of South Africa, the role h…
Ian Cameron
05 Nov, 17:29
England player ratings | The 34 players capped at Rugby World Cup 2023
France 2023 ended in a bronze medal finish last weekend for England, a conclusion that few thought possible coming into the tourna…
Liam Heagney
05 Nov, 17:00
England react to dominating 'battle of the titans' to sweep WXV 1
England captain and newly crowned World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year Marlie Packer said she was “on cloud nine” after ta…
Jamie Wall
05 Nov, 12:17
France rue 'lack of killer instinct' after loss to Canada
A “lack of killer instinct” is how France co-coach David Ortiz is describing his side’s 29-20 loss to Canada at Go Media Mt…
Jamie Wall
05 Nov, 11:49
'The party has started': Canada ecstatic after second place WXV 1 finish
It was hard to keep the smiles off any Canadian faces at Go Media Mt Smart Stadium, after the side beat France 29-20 in their fin…
Jamie Wall
05 Nov, 11:21
Black Ferns 'still proud' despite WXV 1 title loss
World champions New Zealand were dealt a harsh English backlash at Go Media Mt Smart Stadium last night, going down 33-12.
Jamie Wall
05 Nov, 11:05
Mark McCall: 'It was a bit of a gamble with 7 English internationals'
Mark McCall paid tribute to his England players for the way they made an instant impact on their return for Saracens after a 32-17…
05 Nov, 3:04
Northampton keep their nerve to hold off Bath and claim place in top four
Tom Pearson, Alex Coles and George Hendy were the Saints tryscorers in a 24-18 win.
05 Nov, 1:57
Six-try Harlequins top Premiership after brushing aside Newcastle
Louis Lynagh capped his 50th club appearance with a try as Harlequins put Newcastle Falcons to the sword in a six-try, 40-12 Galla…
05 Nov, 1:51
England stars power Saracens to big win over Leicester Tigers
The return of Saracens’ international stars to domestic action helped them to a dominant 32-17 victory over Leicester.
05 Nov, 1:43
Youthful Leinster manhandle Scotland heavy Edinburgh side
Leinster ended Edinburgh’s winning start to the BKT United Rugby Championship season with a well-judged 36-27 bonus-point victor…
05 Nov, 1:37
Much-capped Wales trio given rousing send-off in victory over Barbarians
Leigh Halfpenny landed five conversions for Wales in a 49-26 win while Alun Wyn Jones captained a Barbarians side featuring Justin…
05 Nov, 1:09
Winless Zebre run extends to 28 as David Kriel scores Bulls hat-trick
Zebre Parma’s search for a BKT United Rugby Championship victory goes on after they went down to a 54-29 defeat to Vodacom Bulls…
05 Nov, 0:19
Evan Roos accused of costing Stormers win after 'daft' incident with Scotland star
Stormers No.8 Evan Roos has once again found himself the focus of online scrutiny and online criticism after a dangerous clearout …
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 22:52
Exeter Chiefs swoop for 6'4, 120kg Jersey Reds back row Hallam Chapman
Exeter Chiefs are the latest Gallagher Premiership side to confirm the signing of an ex-Jersey Reds player, with the club confirmi…
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 22:23
Api Ratuniyarawa misses Barbarians game after Cardiff court appearance
The Barbarians have been forced to make a change to their line-up for Saturday’s match in Cardiff versus Wales after Api Ratuniy…
Liam Heagney
04 Nov, 21:19
Ireland dominate poll asking fans to pick Lions team to play today
British and Irish Lions fans reckon nine Ireland players would get in the Test team if they were playing today.
Liam Heagney
04 Nov, 20:46
Bath sign South African fullback on short-term contract
Bath have confirmed that they have signed South African fullback Brendan Owen on a short-term contract with immediate effect.
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 20:44
Reds put Japanese side to sword in return to Ballymore
The Queensland Reds hung on in a thriller to beat Japanese side Saitama Wild Knights 31-29 in a return to their spiritual home of …
04 Nov, 20:29
'I had a wonderful time in England' - Sam Burgess rejoins South Sydney Rabbitohs - On This Day
Sam Burgess ended his brief stint in rugby union eight years ago when he left Bath to rejoin the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
04 Nov, 20:18
Watch: 5-minute video of Pieter-Steph du Toit tackling All Blacks
A five-minute compilation video showing all of the tackles made by Pieter-Steph du Toit for the Springboks in their Rugby World Cu…
Liam Heagney
04 Nov, 19:36
Leinster set to lose Samoan international Michael Ala'alatoa
Leinster prop Michael Ala'alatoa is reportedly set to leave the province for French club Clermont next summer.
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 18:13
England captain Marlie Packer crowned world’s best after winning WXV1
After helping England secure the inaugural WXV1 title with a commanding win over New Zealand, captain Marlie Packer was named this…
Finn Morton
04 Nov, 16:33
Key battles won and lost: How The Red Roses secured NZ win
After 38 minutes that all went England’s way, a New Zealand try in the close of the first half signalled we still had a game on …
Matt Merritt
04 Nov, 15:57
Red Roses dominate Black Ferns to win inaugural WXV1 title
England has claimed some revenge by dominating New Zealand to claim the inaugural WXV1 crown on Saturday evening.
Finn Morton
04 Nov, 15:54
Canada weather French storm to win thrilling WXV1 clash
With both teams losing their round two clashes in WXV1, Canada have bounced back by finishing their campaign with a famous 29-20 w…
Finn Morton
04 Nov, 12:49
'We knew what was coming': Wallaroos coach praises 'fighting' spirit
Jay Tregonning has left the team in a very good space, as they finished the inaugural WXV 1 tournament with their second successiv…
Jamie Wall
04 Nov, 10:47
‘We shocked the world’: Wallaroos dig deep for another famous WXV1 win
The Wallaroos have shown rugby public that there is indeed a golden light at the end of an otherwise dark tunnel.
Finn Morton
04 Nov, 10:09
Alex Sanderson credits George Ford for raising 'standards' after Sale win
.Alex Sanderson lauded the impact of the returning George Ford as Sale Sharks secured their third win of the season with a 24-10 s…
04 Nov, 8:41
‘Fend and grease’: Mark Tele’a reveals secret to success after breakout year
After taking the rugby world by storm during a breakout year at Test level, it wasn’t a surprise to see All Blacks wing Mark Tel…
Finn Morton
04 Nov, 7:02
Johnny Matthews brace helps Glasgow blow through Stormers
Glasgow Warriors scored three first-half tries to defeat United Rugby Championship leaders Stormers 20-9 at Scotstoun.A Sione Tuip…
04 Nov, 6:36
Arron Reed double sets Sale on their way to win over Gloucester
Arron Reed’s first-half double earned Sale a hard-fought 24-10 Gallagher Premiership victory over Gloucester.
04 Nov, 6:21
Ospreys enjoy London visit with comfortable win over Sharks
Ospreys celebrated their first United Rugby Championship excursion to London with a 19-5 win over Sharks at the Stoop.
04 Nov, 6:16
Tickets on sale now for bigger, bolder HSBC SVNS LAX 2024
Ticket details have been announced for the fifth round of HSBC SVNS 2024 in Los Angeles
04 Nov, 1:08
Former Ireland star says the right team won the Rugby World Cup
Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer believes there can be no complaints over South Africa once again winning the Rugby World C…
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 0:44
Scotland's South African powerhouses are back in action this weekend
Scotland internationals Pierre Schoeman and Duhan van der Merwe will turn out for Edinburgh for the first time this season when th…
04 Nov, 0:28
Ex British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton names 'obvious choice' for 2025 coach
Two-time British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has listed Scotland coach Gregor Townsend, England coach Steve Borthwick and …
Josh Raisey
04 Nov, 0:23
Wales' biggest problem position isn't tighthead warns legend
While a lot has been made of a sudden injury crisis at tighthead, Welsh legend Jonathan Davies believes it isn't Wales' biggest is…
Ian Cameron
04 Nov, 0:16
'He could play from full-back to back-row and do a better job than most of us'
George North says he is not contemplating following the likes of fellow Wales stars Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar into internatio…
03 Nov, 23:44
Ronan O'Gara reveals interest in dream team Lions coaching ticket
Ronan O’Gara has thrown his hat into the ring to help coach the British and Irish Lions on their 2025 tour to Australia.
Liam Heagney
03 Nov, 23:10
'Immense': New Zealand Rugby pay tribute to newly retired referee Wayne Barnes
New Zealand Rugby have paid tribute to Wayne Barnes after the referee announced his retirement this week just days after officiati…
Josh Raisey
03 Nov, 22:40
Dan McKellar addresses speculation that he could succeed Eddie Jones
Former Wallabies assistant Dan McKellar has responded to speculation that he could be the next coach of Australia after the resign…
Liam Heagney
03 Nov, 21:38
Owen Farrell starts for Saracens as host of England stars return
England captain Owen Farrell is set to start for Saracens as one of seven England internationals who have returned from the World …
Josh Raisey
03 Nov, 20:58
Warren Gatland sends message for Wales players ahead of weekend clash
Wales head coach Warren Gatland believes that players can put down a Six Nations selection marker in Saturday’s clash against th…
03 Nov, 20:45
Eddie Jones stands by criticism of England that got him in 'most trouble' with RFU
Eddie Jones has pinpointed the incident that got him in the "most trouble" during his seven-year stretch as England boss, which ca…
Josh Raisey
03 Nov, 20:37
Tom Curry and Bongi Mbonambi incident has become a running joke in SA
Allegations made during the final week of the Rugby World Cup against Springboks Bongi Mbonambi have become something of a running…
Ian Cameron
03 Nov, 20:12
The ‘hugely significant' BUCS Super Rugby milestone players list
BUCS Super Rugby have released a list celebrating the milestone of 102 of its university league players playing professionally in …
Liam Heagney
03 Nov, 19:49
Siya Kolisi: What 'other countries don’t understand' about South Africa
Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks captain Siya Kolisi insists that the hardships faced by citizens of South Africa are what sets …
Ian Cameron
03 Nov, 19:22
Resilience and trademark energy: Mo Hunt's six year wait to face the Black Ferns
After a full preseason with the Red Roses, followed by 20 minutes off the bench against Australia and 56 minutes having started ag…
Nick Heath
03 Nov, 18:42
Ospreys sign ex England U20 loosehead prop on loan
Exeter Chiefs loosehead prop James Kenny is set to make a move from the Gallagher Premiership to the United Rugby Championship aft…
Josh Raisey
03 Nov, 18:40
Mateo Carreras to leave Newcastle as new club revealed
Los Pumas flyer Mateo Carreras is set to bid farewell to Newcastle Falcons after the current season.
Ian Cameron
03 Nov, 17:45
Key battles won and lost: How The Wallaroos won against Wales
Ten minutes of ill discipline at the opening of the second half could have spelled the end for Australia, but instead it lit a fir…
Matt Merritt
03 Nov, 16:15
Wallaroos overcome red card to outlast Wales in dramatic WXV finish
The final round of WXV1 kicked off in Auckland with a confident Australian team facing a Welsh side hungry for their first win of …
Ned Lester
03 Nov, 15:59
Black Ferns co-captain aims to create history as World Rugby reveal award nominees
Black Ferns co-captain Ruahei Demant is looking to become the first player to win World Rugby’s prestigious Women’s 15s Player…
Finn Morton
03 Nov, 12:03
Dane Coles explains 'surprise' move to Japan and missing World Cup final
Retirement will have to wait for Dane Coles, the 90-cap All Black has made something of a shock signing with Kubota Spears.
Ned Lester
03 Nov, 10:58
All Blacks captain Sam Cane signs short-term deal in Japan
All Blacks captain Sam Cane will play for Tokyo Sungoliath in the upcoming Japan Rugby League One season, but the flanker will sti…
Finn Morton
03 Nov, 9:05
Wallaroos looking to hand Tregonning a 'fairytale finish' with WXV1 win
Assistant coach Scott Fava is confident the Wallaroos can continue their winning momentum when they meet Wales in WXV1. 
03 Nov, 8:36
Discarded Wallaby Jock Campbell backed for international revival
The 28-year-old will play No.15 for the Reds against Japanese side Saitama Wild Knights at Ballymore on Saturday.
03 Nov, 8:21
All Blacks captain Sam Cane set for short stint abroad – report
All Blacks captain Sam Cane is expected to miss the upcoming Super Rugby Pacific campaign with the Chiefs after taking up a sabbat…
Finn Morton
03 Nov, 7:28
Wales flanker set for 'couple of months' on sidelines despite playing on with broken bone
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has revealed that flanker Christ Tshiunza will be out for "couple of months" after brea…
Josh Raisey
03 Nov, 0:57
Irish TV pundit clips up 12 incidents where Boks beasted All Blacks
In the aftermath of what was another epic contest in the 2023 Rugby World Cup final, there has been plenty said about how the Spri…
Grant Constable
03 Nov, 0:33
Where does Sam Cane go from here?
Sam Cane might be rethinking his future after a sad end to the Rugby World Cup.
Tom Vinicombe
03 Nov, 0:32
Aphiwe Dyantyi gets first start after serving four year suspension
The Sharks and the Ospreys meet in a historic match at the Twickenham Stoop on Friday night, as it will be the first time a United…
Grant Constable
02 Nov, 23:10
Warren Gatland responds to complaints over scheduling of Wales match
Leigh Halfpenny looks set to continue his rugby career in the southern hemisphere after he makes a final Wales appearance on Satur…
02 Nov, 23:09
Glasgow Warriors roll out more Scotland players for Stormers clash
Three more Scotland internationals will return to the Glasgow team when the Stormers visit Scotstoun on Friday.
02 Nov, 22:44
Ex Argentina lock sets sights on 2027 World Cup after being named Spain boss
Spain have confirmed that former Argentina lock Pablo Bouza will become their national coach following weeks of speculation linkin…
Josh Raisey
02 Nov, 22:30
'I am looking at the Mateo situation' - Newcastle address Carreras rumours
Newcastle boss Alex Codling insists the club is determined to fight to hold onto Pumas wing Mateo Carreras who is attracting inter…
Chris Jones
02 Nov, 21:57
Sonny Bill Williams' verdict on Kolisi inspiring youths in poverty
Former All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has outlined what pictures of Siya Kolisi holding the Webb Ellis Cup can potentia…
Liam Heagney
02 Nov, 21:42
England stars to start for Sale Sharks one week after World Cup bronze final
England fly-half George Ford is set to start for Sale Sharks on Friday against Gloucester one week after facing Argentina in the W…
Josh Raisey
02 Nov, 21:09
Photography and thrift shops: 'We’re not just rugby players'
Kildunne certainly doesn’t look like your average rugby player when she’s not at training. The 24-year-old shows up to her med…
Jamie Wall
02 Nov, 20:54
England make five changes for WXV 1 finale with New Zealand
Interim head coach Louis Deacon has made five changes to England’s matchday squad for their final WXV 1 match against New Zealan…
Imogen Ainsworth
02 Nov, 20:50
England international set to leave Bath for Japan
Bath have announced that former England centre Piers Francis will be leaving the club in order to join Japan's Kurita Water Gush A…
Josh Raisey
02 Nov, 20:41
World Rugby statement: Wayne Barnes steps down from refereeing
Wayne Barnes has called time on his refereeing career, confirming on Thursday that last Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between…
Liam Heagney
02 Nov, 20:32
Jac Morgan handed captaincy as Wales name squad to face Barbarians
The encounter is a tribute to Wales’ record cap holder Alun Wyn Jones following his retirement from Test rugby in May.
02 Nov, 20:16
Ruahei Demant: 'They were a quality side then and are still a quality side now'
On Saturday at the Go Media Stadium Mount Smart in Auckland, the Black Ferns must beat England while picking up more or the same n…
Adam Julian
02 Nov, 20:11
Leicester Tigers resolve Anthony Watson situation after rumours
Leicester Tigers have announced they have agreed a new deal with England winger Anthony Watson after it appeared he would be leavi…
Josh Raisey
02 Nov, 19:12
Fabien Galthie set to break silence on France's World Cup failure
France head coach Fabien Galthie is set to address France's failure at the Rugby World Cup after repeated requests from French jou…
Ian Cameron
02 Nov, 19:08
World Cup winners question crucial All Blacks decision against South Africa
In a match that finished with a 12-11 scoreline, the World Cup final came down to fine margins and crucial moments- a successful p…
Josh Raisey
02 Nov, 18:48
'We want to be leaving New Zealand slightly differently to how we did last year'
45 – 12 was the final score in our second WXV fixture versus Canada. A game full of exciting, fast rugby and some incredible tea…
Rosie Galligan
02 Nov, 18:45
Why CJ Stander believes Leinster will now go to the next level
Jacques Nienaber has not arrived in Dublin yet, but Leinster is already the envy of their European rivals.
02 Nov, 18:42
'I wanted him at the Sharks, but as soon as Warren Gatland got involved, it was all over'
Taking on a Swansea-based team will bring back fond memories for Hollywoodbets Sharks boss John Plumtree as he heads into this wee…
Simon Thomas
02 Nov, 18:26
Anna Caplice: 'To see Edel McMahon and Sam Monaghan lift the trophy, that's huge for Ireland'
Lifting a bit of silverware, that's not really possible outside of the Six Nations and World Cups because any of the other tests a…
Anna Caplice
02 Nov, 17:29
Wales and Warren Gatland seek radical new project
Saturday's clash with the Barbarians will provide a glimpse of a new Welsh generation.
Mark Orders
02 Nov, 17:28
‘I ain’t retired’: Quade Cooper refuses to call time on Wallabies career
Wallabies veteran Quade Cooper has refused to call time on his illustrious international career.
Finn Morton
02 Nov, 16:03
South African McBeth makes ‘really easy decision’ to stay in Glasgow
Nathan McBeth has signed a new deal with Glasgow that keeps him at Scotstoun until the summer of 2027.
02 Nov, 15:27
All Black Luke Jacobson ‘stoked’ to re-sign with New Zealand Rugby
Coach Clayton McMillan expects backrower Luke Jacobson to “play an integral part” in the Chiefs’ quest for Super Rugby Pacif…
Finn Morton
02 Nov, 12:28
Black Ferns name familiar lineup to play England in WXV1 blockbuster
The Black Ferns have gone with consistency ahead of their Rugby World Cup final rematch against England.
Finn Morton
02 Nov, 10:33
‘Not good enough’: Rugby Australia reveal details of external Wallabies review
Rugby Australia has revealed details of an external review into the Wallabies’ 2023 season after their woeful Rugby World Cup ca…
Finn Morton
02 Nov, 9:03
‘Could have done better’: Siya Kolisi’s stunning revelation after World Cup glory
For a team that continues to stand atop of the rugby world, the Boks have already looked at what they “could have done better.…
Finn Morton
02 Nov, 8:43
Eddie Jones gives his verdict on Marcus Smith's move to fullback
Eddie Jones insists Marcus Smith is “not a full-back” and England must utilise the Harlequins talent at outside-half to get th…
02 Nov, 2:43
Ben Earl can become England’s Ardie Savea... if they let him
Few players can rival the rise England’s Ben Earl has experienced this year.
Josh Raisey
02 Nov, 2:06
Alun Wyn Jones addresses Wales' deeper-rooted issues
The 38-year-old announced his international retirement in May as the world’s most capped player with 170 appearances.
02 Nov, 0:44
Springbok winger’s generous act puts him up there with Sonny Bill Williams
It was a birthday like no other, as Cheslin Kolbe turned 30 on the day of the 2023 Rugby World Cup final. And what a day, and nigh…
Grant Constable
02 Nov, 0:24
Rouet, De Goede, and Holtkamp reflect on Canada's tough loss to England
Canadian coach Kevin Rouet lamented his side’s moments of indiscipline in their 45-12 WXV 1 loss to England in Dunedin. Red Rose…
Jamie Wall
01 Nov, 23:52
Louis Deacon pleased with England team's balance after victory over Canada
England’s 45-12 win over Canada featured four tries off their much-vaunted set piece, but interim head coach Louis Deacon was ke…
Jamie Wall
01 Nov, 23:36
Eddie Jones picks Michael Hooper to start for Barbarians days after criticism
Australia make up almost half the Barbarians squad that Scott Robertson and Eddie Jones have named to face Wales on Saturday in Ca…
Josh Raisey
01 Nov, 22:47
What we’ve loved, and what’s at stake: The state of play as WXV reaches grand finale
Fiji and Spain were involved in some proper tussles - competition their set-ups have been craving - whilst Kazakstan battling past…
Claire Thomas
01 Nov, 22:19
Gloucester No8 Zach Mercer sweating over verdict of scan on ankle injury
Zach Mercer will discover in the next 24 hours if the impressive start to his Gloucester career in the Gallagher Premiership has b…
Chris Jones
01 Nov, 21:59
Quade Cooper hits back at Eddie Jones following criticism
Former Australia coach Eddie Jones took plenty of parting shots on his way out of the role this week, with fly-half Quade Cooper b…
Josh Raisey
01 Nov, 21:10
How every nation ranks after the Rugby World Cup
Who is top of the class and who gets a big fat F? We assess each nation's campaign in France.
Sam Larner
01 Nov, 21:04
Cheslin Kolbe is STILL strapped up from the World Cup final, 4 days later
The Springbok celebrations have shown no sign of stopping since they beat New Zealand 12-11 in the Rugby World Cup final at the St…
Grant Constable
01 Nov, 20:26
New Zealand: Rugby World Cup 2023 review
It all ended in the agony of a one-point defeat for New Zealand in their efforts to win a record fourth Rugby World Cup, but once …
01 Nov, 20:18
England: Rugby World Cup 2023 review
England finished third at Rugby World Cup 2023 after their hopes of winning the trophy were ended when they agonisingly lost by a …
01 Nov, 20:16
Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 – The numbers game
We take a closer look at the stats behind some of the best individual performances during the Rugby World Cup in France.
01 Nov, 20:02
Ex international David Humphreys to join Ireland set-up
Former Ireland fly-half David Humphreys has been named the IRFU's new Performance Director, taking on the position at the end of t…
Josh Raisey
01 Nov, 19:45
'Elvis has left the building': Deans gives Wallabies advice after ruling himself out
Robbie Deans has offered Rugby Australia some sage advice after becoming the first big name to rule himself out as a contender to …
01 Nov, 18:52
Eddie Jones: Lack of Farrell appreciation, media overhype Smith
Former England head coach Eddie Jones has told William Hill’s podcast, Up Front with Simon Jordan, that Owen Farrell remains u…
Liam Heagney
01 Nov, 18:21
Kubota Spears have named an All Black as Malcolm Marx's replacement
Monday’s confirmation that Malcolm Marx has withdrawn from the Kubota Spears team for the 2023/24 Japanese Rugby League One seas…
Liam Heagney
01 Nov, 17:58
Leinster's 18-cap tighthead set to join Top 14 giants - report
Samoa captain Michael Ala'alatoa is set to join Top 14 outfit ASM Clermont-Auvergne at the end of the season, according to French …
Josh Raisey
01 Nov, 17:50
South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2023 review
The Springboks became the second team to win back-to-back Rugby World Cup titles – and they did it the hard way, bouncing back t…
01 Nov, 17:14
Sam Cane feeling 'as you'd expect' after touching down in New Zealand
All Blacks captain Sam Cane has had a couple of busy days to reflect on his Rugby World Cup final red card as well as the one-poin…
Ned Lester
01 Nov, 12:18
Stewart returns to Wallaroos starting XV against Wales
Head coach Jay Tregonning has made one change to his starting XV from last week's victory over France as the Wallaroos prepare to …
01 Nov, 9:51
Eddie Jones' 'breaking point' revealed over his decision to walk
Rugby Australia boss Phil Waugh believes Eddie Jones walking away from the remaining four years of his contract is the "sensible o…
01 Nov, 9:40
Rugby Australia boss apologises for the state of the Wallabies
Feeling the despair of fans, Phil Waugh has apologised for the Wallabies' dismal 2023 campaign while promising to drag Australia's…
01 Nov, 9:34
Ryan Crotty returns to Super Rugby Pacific for 2024 season
Reigning Super Rugby Pacific champions the Crusaders have announced the signing of a familiar face for the 2024 season.
Ned Lester
01 Nov, 7:36
'South Africa showed us exactly who we did it for' - Siya Kolisi
The team received a rapturous welcome in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
01 Nov, 1:23
Leigh Halfpenny on why Wales vs Barbarians will be so special
The 34-year-old is expected to continue his career in Japan.
01 Nov, 1:17
Big knock rules Raffi Quirke out again in latest injury set back
Raffi Quirke, the England international scrum half, faces a possible six week recovery period after breaking his jaw in the latest…
Chris Jones
01 Nov, 1:01
Bronze medal papers over the cracks in Borthwick's setup - Andy Goode
Steve Borthwick has a great rugby brain but he needs to surround himself with the right people above and below if England are to f…
Andy Goode
31 Oct, 23:32
Legendary coach explains choice for next British & Irish Lions boss
Farrell was on Sunday named World Rugby coach of the year.
31 Oct, 22:36
Jonny May makes big call on his Test rugby future
The 33-year-old Gloucester player made his debut against Argentina in 2013 and scored 36 tries in 78 international appearances.
31 Oct, 21:30
Siya Kolisi's classy gesture after alleged Jordie Barrett snub
The double World Cup winning champion Springboks arrived in South Africa today, touching down at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg …
Grant Constable
31 Oct, 20:25
Fudge and almond fruitcake
How to sum up a Rugby World Cup that forced us to shed tears of happiness and heartache, whilst revelling in our beautiful game
Graham Simmons
31 Oct, 20:04
'The Springboks didn't do it for you. They did it for us'
You don't like the South African team? Good. Your hate doesn't matter.
Daniel Gallan
31 Oct, 19:17
'I’ve got no job to go to' insists Eddie Jones after RWC fallout
Rugby Australia chief executive Phil Waugh says they have reached a ‘sensible’ agreement after accepting Jones’ resignation.
31 Oct, 16:34
The Ian Foster era nearly ended in a fairytale as Razor takes a clean slate
Four more years. That’s the harsh reality the All Blacks must come to terms with after a heartbreaking Rugby World Cup final def…
Adam Julian
31 Oct, 9:26
Let’s not pretend this is a great All Blacks side who were robbed
Let’s not rewrite history here. Let’s not pretend this is a great side who were robbed of victory, having been expertly prepar…
Hamish Bidwell
31 Oct, 9:08
'Sometimes you have to eat s**t for others to eat caviar': RA accepts Jones’ resignation
Rugby Australia has accepted the resignation of head coach Eddie Jones following the Wallabies’ failure to reach the knockout st…
31 Oct, 8:58
The All Blacks still don't understand World Cups despite what Carter taught them
The second half was all New Zealand which is why in the end they have no excuses to rely on. Once the dam broke and the All Blacks…
Ben Smith
31 Oct, 7:25
The tides of change are in motion for All Blacks
As Australian rugby churns from crisis to crisis, New Zealanders are also confronting a new era for their beloved All Blacks.
31 Oct, 6:04
The killer problem that plagued the All Blacks' World Cup campaign
The All Blacks had been riding their luck for longer than they should have thought safe.
Gregor Paul
31 Oct, 1:09
Toulon closing in on England pair with players spotted in city - report
Toulon are reportedly closing in on the signatures of England internationals - according to French media reports. 
Ian Cameron
31 Oct, 0:31
How Pieter-Steph du Toit led the Springboks to another World Cup title
South Africa, with Pieter-Steph du Toit leading the way, has again proven itself the biggest and baddest beast on the planet.
Nick Bishop
31 Oct, 0:07
New Zealand suffer rankings repercussions as dust settles on Rugby World Cup 2023
England, fresh from their hard-fought 26-23 victory in the bronze final against Argentina, made significant gains in points. Never…
Ian Cameron
30 Oct, 23:32
Deon Fourie explains ‘dark place’ pains he battled in World Cup final
Veteran Springboks forward Deon Fourie has revealed he found himself in a “dark place” trying to make the finish of Saturday n…
Liam Heagney
30 Oct, 22:55
OTD in 2011: Graham Henry steps down after greatest victory
The announcement came eight days after the All Blacks lifted the Webb Ellis Cup on home soil.
30 Oct, 21:39
All Black Ardie Savea’s mixed emotions after being crowned world’s best
Hurt, loss and sadness were three words that quickly came to mind as All Blacks backrower Ardie Savea fronted the press after bein…
Finn Morton
30 Oct, 19:24
Fabien Galthié's French honeymoon is over
As public and media attitudes cool towards him, which version of the French coach will we see next?
Gavin Mortimer
30 Oct, 19:05
Phil Dowson predicts big things for England prospect Fin Smith
Northampton director of rugby Phil Dowson says Fin Smith’s prolific points-kicking performance will lay the foundations for him …
30 Oct, 18:52
Springboks success: 'never-say-die attitude' and limiting second half damage
The Springboks won all three knockout matches by just one point.
30 Oct, 18:23

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