Rugby Union News

Dean Ryan, Director of Rugby of Worcester Warriors during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Leicester Tigers at Sixways Stadium on December 05 2015
Worcester Warriors' director of rugby Dean Ryan leaves club
Worcester Warriors announce that director of rugby Dean Ryan has left his post at the club.
09:23
Luke Fitzgerald of Ireland during the International match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.
Leinster Rugby's Luke Fitzgerald retires from professional rugby
Leinster Rugby announce that Luke Fitzgerald has retired from rugby on medical advice.
Jun 28, 09:11
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Jeremy Guscott: 'England can go from strength to strength under Eddie Jones'
Jeremy Guscott describes England's whitewash of Australia as a "massive result", which he believes provides plenty of reason to be excited for the future.
Jun 26, 22:47
Owen Farrell kicks a penalty during the international Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016
Owen Farrell hails 'massive impact' of Jonny Wilkinson tuition
England's Owen Farrell claims that he has Jonny Wilkinson's personal training to thank for creating history when scoring 24 points in the third-Test win over Australia.
Jun 26, 12:03
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Wales head coach Warren Gatland: 'We will learn lessons from New Zealand defeat'
Wales head coach Warren Gatland says that lessons need to be learned following the team's 3-0 series defeat to New Zealand.
Jun 25, 14:32
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Dylan Hartley "really proud" of England's series whitewash over Australia
England captain Dylan Hartley says that he is "really proud" of his teammates after they earned a 3-0 whitewash over Australia in their Test series Down Under.
Jun 25, 13:54
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
Keith Wood: 'Warren Gatland, Eddie Jones dream British & Irish Lions pairing'
Former British and Irish Lions star Keith Wood backs Warren Gatland and Eddie Jones to take charge of the side for next year's New Zealand tour.
Jun 24, 14:53
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
Jared Payne out of third Ireland Test against South Africa
Tiernan O'Halloran replaces the injured Jared Payne at full-back for Ireland's series decider against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Jun 23, 18:09
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Teimana Harrison only change for England ahead of third Australia Test
England select Teimana Harrison at openside flanker as they aim to complete a series whitewash over Australia on Saturday.
Jun 23, 17:53
Wales's prop Tomas Francis lines up ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm up match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on August 29, 2015.
Wales make two changes for final Test against New Zealand
Wales make two changes for their final Test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Saturday, Rob Evans replacing Gethin Jenkins and Tomas Francis coming in for Samson Lee.
Jun 22, 21:39
Wales prop Gethin Jenkins in action during his 100th cap during the International Match between Wales and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on November 16, 2013
Gethin Jenkins, Bradley Davies and Josh Turnbull ruled out of third NZ Test
Wales forwards Gethin Jenkins, Bradley Davies and Josh Turnbull will miss the third and final Test in New Zealand due to injury.
Jun 22, 19:59
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
England's Eddie Jones backs Dylan Hartley for British and Irish Lions captaincy
England head coach Eddie Jones backs Dylan Hartley for the role of British and Irish Lions captain in New Zealand next year.
Jun 21, 22:57
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Series whitewash would make England second best team in world'
England head coach Eddie Jones claims that completing a series whitewash against Australia would give his side the right to call themselves the second best in the world.
Jun 20, 13:26
Michael Cheika, Head Coach of Australia gives instructions 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.
Steve Hansen: 'Michael Cheika being bullied by Eddie Jones'
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen claims that Australia have been bullied on and off the field by England during this summer's tour.
Jun 20, 12:45
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones plays down James Haskell, Jack Nowell injury concerns
England head coach Eddie Jones is confident that James Haskell and Jack Nowell will be fit to feature in his side's third Test against Australia.
Jun 20, 12:32
Jack Nowell scores England's fifth try against France in the Six Nations on March 21, 2015
England pair James Haskell, Jack Nowell 'to miss final Australia Test'
England duo James Haskell and Jack Nowell are reportedly set to miss their side's final Test against Australia in Sydney with leg and head injuries respectively.
Jun 19, 14:36
England captain Chris Robshaw looks on during the Rugby World Cup game with Wales on September 26, 2015
Chris Robshaw: 'England showed character against Australia'
Chris Robshaw hails England's character after they beat Australia in the second Test.
Jun 18, 22:17
Rory Best passes the ball during the British and Irish Lions training session held at Scotch College on June 27, 2013
Rory Best: 'Mistakes cost Ireland victory over South Africa'
Rory Best suggests that Irish mistakes cost them the chance to beat South Africa in the second Test.
Jun 18, 20:41
Owen Farrell of England is congratulated by Mike Brown and his teammates after scoring the winning try during the international Test match against Australia on June 18, 2016
Eddie Jones pleased with England "rope-a-dope" win against Australia
Eddie Jones pays tribute to his England team after they claimed a historic Test series victory in Australia.
Jun 18, 20:17
George Ford of England attempts a kick at goal during the QBE international match between England and Samoa at Twickenham Stadium on November 22, 2014
George Ford, Jack Nowell recalled by England for second Australia Test
George Ford and Jack Nowell are set to return to the England starting XV for Saturday's second Test against Australia in Melbourne.
Jun 16, 17:00
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
Quinn Roux set for Ireland debut in second Test against South Africa
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt makes five changes for his side's second Test against South Africa, with Quinn Roux set for his debut against the country of his birth.
Jun 16, 16:48
Michael Cheika, Head Coach of Australia gives instructions 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.
Australia make four changes ahead of second England Test in Melbourne
Michael Cheika's Australia make four changes to their pack for their second Test against England in Melbourne on Saturday.
Jun 15, 21:02
New Zealand's lock Sam Whitelock (C) catches the ball in a line out during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London, on October 31, 2015
Sam Whitelock, Israel Dagg return for New Zealand in second Wales Test
New Zealand recall Sam Whitelock and Israel Dagg for the second Test against Wales in Wellington on Saturday.
Jun 15, 20:49
George Ford (L) looks on with Owen Farrell during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 21, 2014
Report: George Ford to make England starting XV in second Australia Test
Reports suggest that George Ford will start England's second Test against Australia in Melbourne, replacing Luther Burrell at fly-half and shifting Owen Farrell to inside centre.
Jun 15, 20:32
Maro Itoje faces the media during the Saracens media session held on April 14, 2015
Maro Itoje: 'England preparation and player quality gives me confidence'
England lock Maro Itoje says that he is not "overawed" by high-profile matches because of the confidence he has in his teammates' quality and attention to preparation.
Jun 12, 22:23
Paul James of Wales tackles David Pocock of Australia during the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool A match between Australia and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 10, 2015
David Pocock out of Australia's Tests against England with fractured eye socket
Australia forward David Pocock will miss the remaining two Tests of the series against England after fracturing his eye socket in Saturday's 39-28 defeat.
Jun 12, 20:31
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 defends CJ Stander red card against South Africa
Joe Schmidt defends CJ Stander over his red card during Ireland victory against South Africa in the first Test.
Jun 12, 16:49
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland 'excited' by New Zealand test
Wales head coach Warren Gatland is excited about the prospect of taking on back-to-back world champions New Zealand in their summer tour.
Jun 9, 12:44
Owen Farrell kicks at goal during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Owen Farrell in at fly-half, George Ford out for England
England coach Eddie Jones drops George Ford and names Owen Farrell at fly-half for the first Test with Australia.
Jun 9, 10:23
Mako Vunipola looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on October 31, 2013
Mako Vunipola wary of Australia scrum
England prop Mako Vunipola admits that he is wary of Australia's scrum ahead of the first Test of their summer tour Down Under.
Jun 8, 22:18
Steve Hansen the head coach of New Zealand acknowledges the fans ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015
New Zealand pair Ardie Savea, Seta Tamanivalu set for debuts against Wales
New Zealand duo Ardie Savea and Seta Tamanivalu are in line to make their international debuts for the All Blacks against Wales at Eden Park.
Jun 8, 21:13
Alun Wyn Jones of Wales in action during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014
Alun Wyn Jones to win 100th cap for Wales against New Zealand
Alun Wyn Jones will win his 100th cap for Wales during the first Test of their summer tour of New Zealand, while captain Sam Warburton also returns from injury.
Jun 8, 20:44
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Dylan Hartley desperate to take "huge opportunity" Down Under
Dylan Hartley claims that England can get the better of Australia in the upcoming three-Test series, which he describes as a "huge opportunity".
Jun 5, 11:57
Japan head coach Eddie Jones ahead of the Rugby World Cup game with Scotland on September 23, 2015
Eddie Jones warns England to expect tough time in Australia ahead of three-Test tour
England's Australian head coach Eddie Jones expects life to be made as difficult as possible during their three-Test tour of Australia.
Jun 2, 10:57
Luther Burrell of Northampton breaks away from Jonathan Joseph to score an interception try during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Northampton Saints at the Recreation Ground on December 5, 2015
Luther Burrell called up to England squad for tour of Australia
Luther Burrell is called up to England's squad for the upcoming tour of Australia following Manu Tuilagi's withdrawal.
May 30, 09:04
England fly-half George Ford kicks the ball at Twickenham ahead of the Rugby World Cup on September 17, 2015
Eddie Jones jumps to George Ford's defence
England coach Eddie Jones backs up George Ford after the fly-half's performance against Wales was mocked by some of his own supporters.
May 29, 21:02
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Dylan Hartley pleased with England response to slow start
England captain Dylan Hartley praises his side for overcoming a poor start to beat Wales 27-13 at Twickenham.
May 29, 18:02
England captain Martin Johnson celebrates with the Webb Ellis trophy after beating Australia in the World Cup final on November 22, 2003
Eddie Jones: 'England went too soft after World Cup triumph'
Eddie Jones suggests that money was behind England's failure to push on from their 2003 World Cup success, as players fast developed a soft underbelly.
May 29, 11:26
Mark McCall celebrates after the Aviva Premiership final between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs on May 28, 2016
Mark McCall predicts bright future for Saracens
Saracens head coach Mark McCall sees no reason why his side cannot continue their recent success having secured a European and domestic double.
May 28, 20:12
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Dylan Hartley: 'Another concussion could end my playing career'
Northampton Saints and England hooker Dylan Hartley opens up on his concerns over another potential concussion layoff, which he says will put an end to his career.
May 28, 11:02