Rugby Union News
Sam Warburton predicts "wide open" Six NationsWales captain Sam Warburton believes that this year's Six Nations will be "wide open" following his side's hardfought 27-23 victory over Scotland.
England make three changes for Six Nations clash against ItalyEngland head coach Eddie Jones makes three changes for Sunday's Six Nations clash against Italy, introducing Mako Vunipola, Courtney Lawes and Ben Youngs.
Feb 12, 10:11
Sam Warburton hails Dan Biggar recoveryWales captain Sam Warburton praises the professionalism shown by Dan Biggar to recover from a sprained ankle in time to start against Scotland in the Six Nations.
Feb 11, 22:57
Jonathan Joseph wants "destructive" England backlineEngland centre Jonathan Joseph hints that his side will look to play an aggressive and expansive game when they face Italy in the Six Nations.
Feb 11, 22:28
Wales fly-half Dan Biggar making "excellent progress" following ankle injuryWales confirm that fly-half Dan Biggar has made "excellent progress" in his recovery from an ankle injury and could feature against Scotland this weekend.
Feb 9, 14:35
Paul O'Connell announces retirementFormer Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is forced to retire after failing to overcome a hamstring problem that he sustained at the World Cup.
Feb 9, 10:23
Rory Best: 'We will take positives from Wales draw'Ireland skipper Rory Best admits that he and his side have mixed feelings having let slip a 13-point advantage before eventually drawing 16-16 with Wales in the Six Nations.
Feb 7, 18:15
Vern Cotter 'frustrated' by Scotland defeatScotland head coach Vern Cotter admits that his side wasted their opportunities in their Six Nations defeat to England, but believes that the problems can be fixed.
Feb 6, 22:22
Eddie Jones: 'Billy Vunipola can become best number eight in world rugby'England head coach Eddie Jones insists that he has "no doubt" about Billy Vunipola's ability to become the best number eight in world rugby.
Feb 6, 22:14
Eddie Jones pleased with England attitudeEngland head coach Eddie Jones praises his side's attitude after getting off to a winning start with a 15-9 victory over Scotland in the Six Nations.
Feb 6, 21:14
Chris Ashton's appeal against 10-week ban rejected by appeal committeeSaracens winger Chris Ashton loses his appeal against a 10-week ban, meaning that he will not play in England's Six Nations campaign.
Feb 4, 11:48
Eddie Jones names first England XVDanny Care and Joe Marler both feature in Eddie Jones's first England starting lineup for the Six Nations game away to Scotland.
Feb 4, 10:17
Eddie Jones shrugs off England 'arrogant' tagNew England head coach Eddie Jones insists that he does not mind his side being labelled as arrogant as long as they win matches.
Feb 1, 23:22
Chris Robshaw: "It's a new chapter"Chris Robshaw reveals that he 'fully understands' the reason he was dropped as England captain and looks ahead to "a new chapter".
Feb 1, 07:15
Eddie Jones releases 10 England playersElliot Daly is one of 10 players to have been released from the England squad for the Six Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield.
Jan 26, 19:14
Chris Ashton to appeal suspensionSaracens winger Chris Ashton confirms that he will appeal the 10-week suspension that has ruled him out of the Six Nations.
Jan 26, 10:23
Dylan Hartley takes over England captaincyNorthampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley takes over from Chris Robshaw as the new captain of England.
Jan 25, 14:04
Semesa Rokoduguni called up to England squadBath wing Semesa Rokoduguni is called up to the England squad as cover for the suspended Chris Ashton.
Jan 24, 21:10
Rory Best takes over Ireland captaincyIreland head coach Joe Schmidt picks Rory Best to captain the team for their Six Nations opener against Wales next month.
Jan 20, 14:54
Ten-week ban rules Chris Ashton out of Six NationsChris Ashton receives a 10-week ban, ruling him out of England's upcoming Six Nations campaign.
Jan 20, 13:47
Leigh Halfpenny 'staying at Toulon'Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte claims that Leigh Halfpenny is going nowhere and will sign a contract extension with the European champions.
Jan 18, 15:01
Eddie Jones offers Jonny Wilkinson England coaching roleNew England head coach Eddie Jones reveals that he is in talks with Jonny Wilkinson over the World Cup-winning fly-half joining the national coaching set-up.
Jan 16, 22:27
Paul Gustard: 'Chris Ashton defence is improving'England defence coach Paul Gustard insists that he is not worried about Chris Ashton's tackling ability after the winger was included in the initial Six Nations squad.
Jan 14, 22:17
Eddie Jones highlights importance of England front rowEddie Jones admits that getting the front row right is one of his top priorities after naming a forward-heavy first England squad for the Six Nations.
Jan 13, 15:50
Eddie Jones names first England squad for Six NationsEddie Jones names his initial 33-man England squad for the Six Nations and includes seven new faces, omitting the likes of Tom Youngs and Danny Cipriani.
Jan 13, 14:04
England international Alex Corbisiero leaves Northampton SaintsEngland international prop Alex Corbisiero leaves Northampton Saints with immediate effect due to ongoing injury troubles.
Jan 12, 17:45
Richard Cockerill: 'Manu Tuilagi not yet ready for England return'Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill warns that it is too soon to be thinking about fit-again Manu Tuilagi making his England return.
Jan 10, 22:27
England winger Jonny May out for the rest of the season after knee surgeryEngland winger Jonny May is ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.
Jan 7, 12:23
London Irish sign Hurricanes fly-half James MarshallLondon Irish announce that they have signed Hurricanes fly-half James Marshall on a deal that will begin at the start of the 2016-17 season.
Jan 6, 18:26
Andy Farrell to become Ireland defence coachFormer England assistant Andy Farrell will join the Ireland set-up as defence coach after the Six Nations.
Jan 6, 15:41
Ireland prop Cian Healy a doubt for Six Nations opener after knee surgeryIreland prop Cian Healy emerges as a doubt for the Six Nations opener against Wales having undergone a minor operation on his knee.
Jan 6, 15:37
England's Ed Slater suffers Six Nations injury blowLeicester Tigers captain Ed Slater is ruled out for at least half of England's Six Nations campaign due to a knee injury.
Jan 5, 15:48
Guilhem Guirado named new France captainNew France head coach Guy Noves names Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado as his captain following the retirement of Thierry Dusautoir.
Jan 4, 22:16
Schalk Burger to join SaracensFormer South Africa international Schalk Burger agrees a two-year contract with Aviva Premiership outfit Saracens.
Jan 4, 16:42
James Haskell signs new Wasps contractEngland international James Haskell agrees a new contract with Aviva Premiership outfit Wasps.
Jan 4, 12:13
England wing Jonny May 'likely to miss Six Nations'England wing Jonny May requires surgery on a knee injury that is likely to rule him out of the entirety of this year's Six Nations.
Jan 1, 11:14
Wales lock Jake Ball to miss Six Nations?Wales lock Jake Ball could miss the Six Nations after picking up a knee injury while playing for Scarlets.
Dec 30, 21:45
Richie McCaw appointed to Order of New ZealandFormer All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is appointed to the Order of New Zealand - the country's highest honour.
Dec 30, 20:48
Bath confirm Dan Bowden signingBath confirm the signing of former Leicester Tigers and London Irish back Dan Bowden.
Dec 27, 19:52
Chris Robshaw unsure of England captaincy plansChris Robshaw admits that he is unsure of whether he will retain the England captaincy under new head coach Eddie Jones.
Dec 23, 17:37