Rugby Union News

Marland Yarde of Harlequins scores a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and London Welsh at Twickenham Stoop on October 4, 2014
Nathan Hughes, Marland Yarde come into England team for Australia clash
England head coach Eddie Jones makes two changes for Saturday's Australia clash, with Nathan Hughes and Marland Yarde starting.
Dec 1, 10:12
Elliot Daly of London Wasps tackled by Waisea Vuidravuwalu of Stade Francais Paris during the European Rugby Champions Cup play-off first leg match on May 18, 2014
England back Elliot Daly handed three-week ban for reckless tackle
England and Wasps back Elliot Daly is to miss the next three weeks after being punished for his reckless challenge on Leonardo Senatore during the Test with Argentina.
Nov 28, 20:51
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Billy Vunipola to miss Six Nations with knee injury
Billy Vunipola will spend at least three months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery to rectify ligament damage in his knee, which he sustained against Argentina.
Nov 27, 20:39
A general view of a match ball ahead of Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Leicester Tigers at Kassam Stadium on November 23, 2014
London Welsh investment falls through
Proposed investment into troubled Championship side London Welsh fails to materialise.
Nov 25, 19:04
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'England failing to produce world-class players'
England head coach Eddie Jones believes that a number of his players are close to following in the footsteps of Jonny Wilkinson and being branded as 'world class'.
Nov 24, 20:15
Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath takes on Henry Slade of Exeter Chiefs during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Bath Rugby at Sandy Park on February 28, 2015
Paul Gustard defends Semesa Rokoduguni omission from England squad
Paul Gustard reveals that Eddie Jones overlooked Semesa Rokoduguni for selection against Argentina as he is not suited to face the South American side.
Nov 23, 20:28
Joe Launchbury looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 12, 2013
Joe Launchbury given two-week ban for kicking an opponent
England will be without first-choice lock Joe Launchbury for their upcoming games against Argentina and Australia after he was handed a two-week ban.
Nov 21, 19:27
Joe Launchbury looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 12, 2013
Joe Launchbury cited for alleged kick
England lock Joe Launchbury is cited for an alleged kick on Fiji centre Asaeli Tikoirotuma during his side's 58-15 victory at Twickenham.
Nov 20, 19:50
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones expects "sleepless nights" over England selection
Eddie Jones praises his England players for their impressive display to brush aside Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday, but admits that he now faces a selection headache.
Nov 20, 13:54
Ben Morgan of England crashes over to score the opening try during the QBE international match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on November 29, 2014
Ben Morgan signs new Gloucester Rugby deal
Gloucester Rugby announce that number eight Ben Morgan has signed a new deal with the club.
Nov 18, 11:32
Juan Pablo Socino (L) of Newcastle Falcons tackles Alex Goode of Saracens during the Aviva Premiership match on December 27, 2014
Alex Goode: 'No need for unnecessary risks against Fiji'
Saracens full-back Alex Goode intends to impress England boss Eddie Jones with his no-nonsense game if handed a rare start in Saturday's meeting with Fiji at Twickenham.
Nov 16, 21:54
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Dave Attwood out, Billy Vunipola doubtful for Fiji clash
Dave Attwood is sent back to club side Bath after picking up an injury that will keep him out of the Test clash with Fiji, while Billy Vunipola could also miss out.
Nov 14, 22:32
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'England will beat Fiji'
England head coach Eddie Jones vows to 'bore Fiji to death' when the two sides meet at Twickenham next weekend.
Nov 13, 22:35
Maro Itoje faces the media during the Saracens media session held on April 14, 2015
Maro Itoje named World Rugby's breakthrough player of the year
England and Saracens lock Maro Itoje is named the breakthrough player of the year at the World Rugby awards.
Nov 13, 22:03
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Joe Schmidt expecting New Zealand backlash
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt warns his players to expect a backlash from New Zealand when they meet in Dublin, having beaten the world champions earlier this month.
Nov 13, 20:11
England captain Chris Robshaw poses at the kit launch for the Rugby World Cup on July 6, 2015
Chris Robshaw: 'Win over South Africa is great feeling'
England forward Chris Robshaw describes his side's 37-21 victory over South Africa as a "great feeling".
Nov 13, 15:38
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: England must "play smart" against South Africa
Eddie Jones wants to see his England players overcome South Africa through the use of smart tactics, rather than matching their opponents through sheer strength.
Nov 11, 12:26
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Ross Ford eyes Scotland cap record
Scotland hooker Ross Ford sets his sights on breaking Chris Paterson's cap record for the team ahead of his 100th appearance.
Nov 10, 20:38
Vern Cotter, Head Coach of Scotland looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Vern Cotter: 'Scotland must not seek revenge against Australia'
Vern Cotter says that Scotland must avoid falling into the "trap" of looking for revenge against Australia at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Nov 10, 18:30
General view of Murrayfield, home of Scottish Rugby on February 7, 2014
Ross Ford to win 100th Scotland cap
Scotland hooker Ross Ford will win his 100th cap against Australia after being included in Vern Cotter's starting lineup for the match at Murrayfield.
Nov 10, 14:40
Elliot Daly of Wasps breaks with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Leicester Tigers at The Ricoh Arena on May 9, 2015
Elliot Daly to make first start for England against South Africa on Saturday
Wasps centre Elliot Daly will make his first England start against South Africa on Saturday.
Nov 10, 10:05
Jordi Murphy of Ireland during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium on February 14, 2015
Jordi Murphy ruled out for up to nine months
Ireland and Leinster number eight Jordi Murphy is ruled out for up to nine months after damaging his ACL during the historic 40-29 win over New Zealand in Chicago.
Nov 7, 21:55
Owen Farrell kicks a penalty during the international Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016
Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola named on player of the year shortlist
England trio Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola are included on a six-strong shortlist for the World Rugby Player of the Year award.
Nov 7, 15:42
Eddie Jones, the new England Rugby head coach, poses at Twickenham Stadium on November 20, 2015
Eddie Jones unsure of England future beyond 2019 World Cup
England boss Eddie Jones says that he wants to take on "other projects" before calling time on his coaching career.
Oct 30, 14:14
Sam Warburton of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
Sam Warburton among Wales quartet to sign new dual contract
Sam Warburton, Samson Lee, Hallam Amos and Dan Lydiate all pen new national dual contracts with their respective Welsh regional sides.
Oct 28, 13:41
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
England head coach Eddie Jones "very impressed" with recalled Tom Wood
England head coach Eddie Jones says that Tom Wood's work rate earned him a recall to the squad for the upcoming Autumn Internationals.
Oct 26, 11:29
Tom Wood of England wins a line-out during the QBE Autumn International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 16, 2013
England recall Tom Wood for Autumn Internationals
England recall Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood for the upcoming Autumn Internationals.
Oct 26, 09:33
Chris Ashton of Saracens dives over to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Twickenham Stadium on November 28, 2015
Mark McCall 'disappointed' to see Chris Ashton leave Saracens
Mark McCall insists that Chris Ashton would have furthered his career by sticking with Saracens, and says his side will quickly move on.
Oct 25, 20:56
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Australia forward Dean Mumm suspended for Wales clash
Australia forward Dean Mumm is suspended for the Autumn International against Wales after pleading guilty to striking New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick.
Oct 24, 22:11
Maro Itoje faces the media during the Saracens media session held on April 14, 2015
England forward Maro Itoje ruled out of Autumn Internationals
England forward Maro Itoje is ruled out of the Autumn Internationals after fracturing his hand while playing for the Saracens.
Oct 24, 16:03
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Joe Schmidt signs three-year contract extension
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt signs a three-year contract extension to keep him in charge of the team until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Oct 24, 15:34
Maro Itoje faces the media during the Saracens media session held on April 14, 2015
England left sweating over Maro Itoje hand injury
England forward Maro Itoje is a doubt for the Autumn Internationals after injuring his right hand in Saracens' Champions Cup win over Scarlets.
Oct 23, 22:52
Chris Ashton of Saracens dives over to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Twickenham Stadium on November 28, 2015
Report: Chris Ashton on his way to French giants Toulon
A report claims that Saracens winger Chris Ashton is open to a move to Toulon, with talks between the two clubs thought to be ongoing.
Oct 18, 13:21
Anthony Foley of Ireland in action during the Ireland Rugby Union team training session at Wesley School June 20, 2006
Anthony Foley's family: 'We have plunged deep into incomprehensible darkness'
Anthony Foley's family release a statement saying that the Munster head coach's death has 'plunged them into incomprehensible darkness'.
Oct 17, 14:44
Anthony Foley of Ireland in action during the Ireland Rugby Union team training session at Wesley School June 20, 2006
Munster head coach Anthony Foley dies suddenly at team hotel, aged 42
Munster announce that head coach Anthony Foley has died suddenly at the team hotel prior to their European clash with Racing 92.
Oct 16, 14:00
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Paul O'Connell: Dylan Hartley would be "great captain" for Lions
Dylan Hartley has the potential to become a commanding figure for the British and Irish Lions and skipper the side in New Zealand, according to Paul O'Connell.
Oct 12, 22:22
Jebb Sinclair of London Irish is tackled by Seremaia Bai (L), Mike Williams (R) and Mike Fitzgerald of Leicester during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Leicester Tigers at Madejski Stadium on October 18, 2015
Mike Williams out of Autumn Internationals with broken arm
Leicester Tigers flanker Mike Williams is ruled out of England's Autumn Internationals after breaking his arm.
Oct 11, 15:30
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Mike Brown defends Eddie Jones's high-intensity training camp
England vice-captain Mike Brown claims that the high-intensity sessions laid on by Eddie Jones are needed, as it leaves each player in a "good place" physically.
Oct 11, 09:38
Dai Young, Director of Rugby of Wasps looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs at the Ricoh Arena on December 4, 2015
Dai Young: 'Wasps lost to the better side'
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young admits that his side were second best during their 30-14 defeat to Premiership title rivals Saracens.
Oct 9, 20:14
Owen Farrell majestically hoists the trophy aloft after the Aviva Premiership final between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs on May 28, 2016
Mark McCall: 'Owen Farrell on verge of return from injury'
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall suggests that Owen Farrell could return for his first appearance of the season against Toulon.
Oct 9, 19:59