Rugby Union News
Mark McCall "thrilled" by dominant Saracens displayMark McCall says that Saracens will take a great deal of confidence away from their crushing 78-7 victory over London Welsh this afternoon.
Dean Richards: "We shot ourselves in the foot"Dean Richards reveals his disappointment at Newcastle Falcons's failure to pick up a surprise victory over Harlequins this afternoon.
Diego Dominguez and Ma'a Nonu to join ToulonToulon announce that Diego Dominguez will succeed Bernard Laporte as head coach and Ma'a Nonu will join the French side after next year's World Cup.
Tom James to make Cardiff Blues returnExeter Chiefs confirm that Welsh wing Tom James will rejoin Cardiff Blues at the end of the season.
Rob Baxter accepts Exeter Chiefs defeatExeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter admits that his side deserved to be beaten by Sale Sharks.
Steve Diamond hopeful of Danny Cipriani stay at Sale SharksSale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond is confident that fly-half Danny Cipriani will sign a new contract with the club.
Bath back-row trio agree new dealsBack-row trio Matt Garvey, Leroy Houston and Guy Mercer agree to renew their contracts with Bath.
Dec 19, 19:45
Toulon owner threatens to sue Leicester Tigers supportersToulon owner Mourad Boudjellal threatens to sue Leicester Tigers supporters who provided evidence against Delon Armitage on the grounds of "false testimonies".
Dec 19, 07:59
England's Joe Launchbury out for three to four months with neck injuryEngland second row Joe Launchbury is out of the Six Nations, as he requires neck surgery which will keep him out for three or four months.
Dec 18, 12:43
Dan Carter to join Racing Metro after 2015 World CupCrusaders fly-half Dan Carter announces that he is to join Racing Metro in 2015 on a three-year deal.
Dec 18, 06:59
London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith dismisses exit talkLondon Irish director of rugby Brian Smith plays down speculation claiming that he could leave the club at the end of the season.
Dec 17, 18:21
Tommy Taylor pens Sale Sharks extensionSale Sharks hooker Tommy Taylor signs a one-year contract extension with the club.
Dec 17, 17:19
Adam Ashley-Cooper makes Bordeaux Begles switchAustralia international Adam Ashley-Cooper pens a two-year contract with French side Bordeaux Begles.
Dec 17, 16:39
Martin Castrogiovanni escapes ban, receives fineToulon's Martin Castrogiovanni receives a suspended four-game ban and is given a fine for his verbal attack on Leicester Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill.
Dec 17, 15:05
Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes sign new Northampton Saints dealsEngland duo Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes are among seven players to sign contract extensions with Northampton Saints.
Dec 17, 11:07
Leicester Tigers trio sign new long-term contractsTom Youngs, Dan Cole and Marcos Ayerza all pen new long-term contracts with Leicester Tigers.
Dec 16, 13:25
Head coach Steve Hansen pens New Zealand contract extensionNew Zealand head coach Steve Hansen pens a new deal with the All Blacks until 2017.
Dec 16, 11:48
South Africa claim home sevens tournament with win over New ZealandSouth Africa win their home leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series as they beat New Zealand 26-17 in the final of the Port Elizabeth-based tournament.
Dec 15, 01:17
Peter O'Mahony: 'Munster can still reach knockout stage'Peter O'Mahony insists that Munster can still reach the knockout stage of the European Champions Cup despite a damaging defeat to Clermont Auvergne.
Dec 14, 22:19
Joe Launchbury doubtful for Six Nations openerEngland lock Joe Launchbury could miss the Six Nations due to problems with his recovery from a neck injury.
Dec 14, 19:58
Gregor Townsend: 'Errors cost us against Toulouse'Gregor Townsend insists that his Glasgow Warriors side put in the effort in their European defeat to Toulouse, but were let down by errors across the 80 minutes.
Dec 14, 15:15
Report: Racing Metro closing in on Dan CarterNew Zealand fly-half Dan Carter could be poised to join Racing Metro after the World Cup, reports claim.
Dec 14, 12:53
Richard Cockerill: 'Leicester Tigers lacked accuracy'Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill admits that his side were not accurate enough during their European Rugby Champions Cup defeat to Toulon.
Dec 14, 11:23
Billy Vunipola: "Win is most important thing"Billy Vunipola admits that the victory over Sale Sharks was "really tough", but shows his delight at claiming the points which keep Saracens' European hopes alive.
Dec 14, 06:59
Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar: 'We will learn from "crazy" game'Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar is disappointed by the "crazy" defeat to Racing Metro, but thought that they edged the game despite losing 18-14.
Dec 13, 21:14
Sam Burgess has "mixed feelings" after first Bath startBath centre Sam Burgess admits that he has "mixed feelings" after making his first start since switching codes in the 32-12 win over Montpellier.
Dec 13, 17:52
Chris Robshaw facing four weeks on sidelinesEngland captain Chris Robshaw is ruled out for up to four weeks with a shoulder injury.
Dec 12, 12:14
Report: England's Chris Robshaw could miss Six Nations with injuryEngland captain Chris Robshaw may reportedly have to undergo shoulder surgery, which would rule him out of the Six Nations.
Dec 12, 10:03
Chris Gibbes: 'Dan Lydiate providing valuable insight on Racing Metro'Chris Gibbes reveals that Ospreys are using new signing Dan Lydiate's inside knowledge of former club Racing Metro to help them overcome the French outfit this weekend.
Dec 12, 07:26
Ben Morgan announced as QBE Internationals Man of the SeriesGloucester's Ben Morgan is named England rugby's Man of the Series for the QBE Internationals.
Dec 11, 13:26
Dai Young: 'Big performance needed in Adams Park send-off'Wasps director of rugby Dai Young claims that this weekend's meeting with Castres provides the club with a chance to leave Adams Park on a high.
Dec 11, 06:55
Dafyyd Iwan: 'Wales should ban Delilah'Wales are urged to ditch the Tom Jones classic Delilah as their unofficial anthem by former Plaid Cymru president Dafyyd Iwan.
Dec 10, 20:24
Richard Cockerill slams "petulant" Martin CastrogiovanniLeicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill hits back at Martin Castrogiovanni following the Italy prop's verbal attack.
Dec 10, 17:51
David Paice: 'London Irish feeling upbeat'London Irish hooker David Paice insists that the team are in positive spirits despite losing their last six games.
Dec 10, 17:18
Wales prop Aaron Jarvis expected to miss six weeks with chest injuryWales and Ospreys prop Aaron Jarvis is sidelined for around six weeks after tearing a pectoral muscle.
Dec 10, 16:49
Harlequins duo Chris Robshaw, Nick Evans to miss Leinster clashHarlequins duo Chris Robshaw and Nick Evans are to miss their side's European Rugby Champions Cup clash at home to Leinster through injury.
Dec 10, 13:52
Dan Lydiate completes Ospreys dual contract moveWales flanker Dan Lydiate admits that he is "delighted" to have completed his dual contract switch from Racing Metro to the Ospreys.
Dec 10, 07:25
Sir Clive Woodward tips Sam Burgess for World Cup placeSir Clive Woodward tips Sam Burgess to force his way into England's World Cup squad.
Dec 10, 04:41
Rob Webber, Ross Batty pen new Bath contractsBath confirm that hookers Rob Webber and Ross Batty have both penned contract extensions with the club.
Dec 9, 16:07
Dan Biggar: 'Ospreys deserve huge credit for Racing Metro draw'After their 19-19 draw, Dan Biggar turns his attention to the return meeting against Racing Metro by admitting that it is "important" for Ospreys to secure victory.
Dec 7, 15:30