Rugby Union News
Sergio Parisse upbeat despite European Challenge Cup final defeat
Stade Francais captain Sergio Parisse remains upbeat after his side's defeat to Leinster in the European Challenge Cup final.
Joe Schmidt eyes Leinster double
Leinster coach Joe Schmidt wants his side to seal a European double following Friday's European Challenge Cup triumph over Stade Francais.
Leicester Tigers sign Jerome Schuster
Leicester Tigers sign France international prop Jerome Schuster from Perpignan.
Matt Stevens: 'No England regrets'
Saracens prop Matt Stevens insists that he does not regret retiring from international rugby with England.
May 16, 23:27
Felipe Contepomi to lead Argentina against England
Flyhalf Felipe Contepomi is included in the Argentina squad, despite announcing his retirement from the club game.
May 16, 22:10
Brian O'Driscoll signs one-year deal with Leinster and Irish RFU
Brian O'Driscoll signs a new one-year deal with Leinster and the Irish Rugby Football Union.
May 16, 10:08
Sean Maitland hails "exciting" Stuart Hogg
Sean Maitland says that Stuart Hogg is "the most exciting player to come out of Scotland" ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour.
May 16, 08:10
Richie Gray: 'Stuart Hogg can challenge Leigh Halfpenny'
Richie Gray says that Stuart Hogg can challenge Leigh Halfpenny for a starting place in the British and Irish Lions team.
May 16, 07:56
Tavis Knoyle joins Gloucester
Tavis Knoyle completes his move from Scarlets to Gloucester
May 16, 07:41
Sam Warburton happy with competition for places
Sam Warburton says that there is plenty of competition for places in the British &andIrish Lions squad for the tour of Australia.
May 15, 23:38
Scotland international Joe Ansbro retires from rugby
Scotland international Joe Ansbro retires from rugby on medical grounds following extensive rehabilitation after breaking his neck.
May 15, 11:43
Alan Jones urges Welsh to mix with British and Irish Lions
Alan Jones tells the Welsh contingent to bond with the rest of the British and Irish Lions players.
May 15, 08:53
Warren Gatland 'nervous about domestic finals'
Warren Gatland is hoping that none of his British and Irish Lions players are injured during their domestic club finals.
May 14, 07:13
Jonathan Sexton disappointed by Jonny Wilkinson omission
Jonathan Sexton says that he would have loved to have been competing with Jonny Wilkinson for a place in the British and Irish Lions side.
May 14, 07:01
Jamie Robinson announces retirement
Former Wales centre Jamie Robinson announces his retirement from professional rugby.
May 13, 17:42
Tom Wood: 'We can beat Leicester Tigers'
Tom Wood insists that Northampton Saints can overcame Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership final on May 25.
May 13, 16:34
Cian Healey: 'It will be hard to focus'
Leinster prop Cian Healy admits that it will be hard to focus on the remainder of the domestic season ahead of the Lions' tour of Australia this summer.
May 13, 15:10
Youngs brothers reveal excitement
Leicester Tigers duo Ben and Tom Youngs reveal their excitement ahead of the British and Irish Lions summer tour of Australia.
May 13, 13:30
Joe Ford agrees Sale Sharks move
Sale Sharks complete the signing of Leeds Carnegie fly-half Joe Ford.
May 13, 12:31
Sean Maitland reveals excitement
Glasgow Warriors wing Sean Maitland reveals his excitement at the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour.
May 13, 12:21
Warren Gatland hoping for fitness boost
British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland is hopeful that his squad members involved in domestic and European finals come through unscathed.
May 13, 12:11
Melbourne Rebels' Kurtley Beale takes "indefinite leave of absence"
The Melbourne Rebels announce that Australia's Kurtley Beale has taken an "indefinite leave of absence" from rugby due to personal problems.
May 13, 09:34
Tom Wood: 'Final agony spurred on Northampton Saints'
Tom Wood says that Northampton Saints used their 2011 Heineken Cup heartbreak as motivation to beat Saracens and earn a place in the Aviva Premiership final.
May 13, 07:21
Jim Mallinder praises triumphant Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints coach Jim Mallinder praises his players for their surprise victory over Saracens in the Aviva Premiership semi-finals.
May 12, 20:43
Mark McCall disappointed by Saracens loss
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall admits that his side's Aviva Premiership semi-final defeat to Northampton Saints is a "massive disappointment".
May 12, 20:25
Richard Cockerill "delighted" to reach final with Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill is delighted that the team have sealed a place in the Aviva Premiership playoff final.
May 12, 12:27
Conor O'Shea: "We gave it our best shot"
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea says that Harlequins put in a good performance during their playoff semi-final against Leicester Tigers.
May 12, 12:13
Assistant head coach Nigel Redman to leave Worcester Warriors
Worcester announce that assistant head coach Nigel Redman is to leave his post at the Warriors.
May 11, 09:30
Conor O'Shea: 'Defence would be best achievement'
Conor O'Shea says that Harlequins defending their title would be a better accomplishment than winning their first-ever crown last year.
May 11, 07:06
Geoff Parling targets Harlequins revenge
Geoff Parling says that revenge is a must for Leicester Tigers against Harlequins on Saturday.
May 11, 06:52
Dylan Hartley demands Saracens upset
Dylan Hartley says that underdogs Northampton Saints cannot let their hard work this year go to waste against Saracens.
May 11, 06:38
Alex Sanderson: 'Saracens-Northampton Saints don't like each other'
Alex Sanderson expects a tasty clash between growing rivals Saracens and Northampton Saints on Sunday.
May 11, 06:28
Ben Youngs wants crowd influence
Ben Youngs urges the Leicester Tigers fans to create a passionate atmosphere when they host Harlequins on Saturday.
May 11, 06:14
Richard Cockerill: 'No room for complacency'
Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill tells his players that they can not be complacent during Saturday's Aviva Premiership semi-final against Harlequins.
May 11, 01:55
Toby Flood pleased with home advantage
Leicester Tigers fly-half Toby Flood believes that playing at home will help the team in their Aviva Premiership semi-final against Harlequins tomorrow.
May 10, 21:02
Tom Youngs scoops player of the season gong
Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs wins the top prize at this year's Premiership Rugby end-of-season awards.
May 9, 23:48
Ashley Johnson signs London Wasps extension
London Wasps back-row Ashley Johnson signs a new contract extension with the Aviva Premiership club.
May 9, 18:53
Dean Ryan "excited" about new challenge
Former England forward Dean Ryan says that he cannot wait to take on the role of director of rugby at Worcester Warriors.
May 8, 11:10
Chris Robshaw: 'British and Irish Lions omission was tough to take'
England captain Chris Robshaw admits that he found it tough to accept that he would not be part of the British and Irish Lions squad this summer.
May 7, 20:49
Niko Matawalu extends Glasgow Warriors contract
Niko Matawalu extends his contract with Glasgow Warriors until 2015.
May 7, 17:00