Rugby Union News
Kieran Read blown away by first-half showing from New ZealandNew Zealand captain Kieran Read says that he found his side's dominant first-half showing against Australia "pretty surreal", as the Kiwis cruised to a 54-34 victory.
Dylan Hartley backs Manu Tuilagi, Denny Solomona to earn England recallsDylan Hartley challenges Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to prove their worth to England boss Eddie Jones after being sent home early from last week's training camp.
Aug 16, 15:55
Premiership clubs close contract loophole after Jonny May dealEnglish Premiership clubs vote in favour of closing the contract loophole that enabled Jonny May to join Leicester Tigers.
Aug 10, 20:23
Manu Tuilagi, Denny Solomona sent home from England training campThe Rugby Football Union confirms that England pair Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona were sent home from a three-day training camp over "team culture issues".
Aug 7, 12:59
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny joins Scarlets on national dual contractLeigh Halfpenny pens a three-year contract with Scarlets in a deal partly funded by the Welsh Rugby Union.
Aug 4, 20:48
Leicester Tigers 'to sign Jonny May from Gloucester Rugby'A report claims that Jonny May is to join Leicester Tigers from Gloucester Rugby in a cash-plus-player deal that will involve Ed Slater heading the opposite way.
Aug 2, 22:19
Australia captain Stephen Moore to quit international rugbyAustralia hooker Stephen Moore confirms that he is to quit international rugby by the end of the year and also steps down as Wallabies captain.
Jul 27, 12:59
Dylan Hartley pens new Northampton Saints deal and is reappointed captainNorthampton Saints announce that England captain Dylan Hartley has signed a new contract with the Premiership side and has been reappointed as their skipper.
Jul 19, 22:09
Warren Gatland refuses to rule out third British and Irish Lions tourBritish and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland refuses to rule out returning for a third stint in charge of the team for the planned tour of South Africa in 2021.
Jul 8, 19:53
Sam Warburton "gutted" by British and Irish Lions drawBritish and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton admits that he did not know how to feel after his side's tour of New Zealand ended in a draw.
Jul 8, 15:50
British and Irish Lions name unchanged XV for New Zealand series deciderThe British and Irish Lions name an unchanged team for the first time since 1993 for Saturday's third and decisive Test against New Zealand.
Jul 5, 20:48
Warren Gatland expects backlash from New Zealand in final TestWarren Gatland warns his British and Irish Lions players to beware a big response from New Zealand after 'poking the bear' with victory in their last meeting.
Jul 3, 21:23
Sean O'Brien cleared to face New Zealand after citing case dismissedSean O'Brien is given the green light to feature in the British and Irish Lions' third and final Test against New Zealand, but Sonny Bill Williams is banned.
Jul 2, 13:43
Warren Gatland "a pretty happy clown" after second-Test victoryWarren Gatland says that he is "proud" of the British and Irish Lions' display to beat New Zealand in Wellington, joking that he is now a "pretty happy clown".
Jul 1, 11:08
Sean Fitzpatrick backs Courtney Lawes to start second Test against New ZealandSean Fitzpatrick expects Courtney Lawes to start the British and Irish Lions' second Test against New Zealand, while also tipping Iain Henderson to play a part.
Jun 28, 21:31
Warren Gatland: 'I couldn't devalue the British and Irish Lions jersey'British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland 'understands' why eyebrows were raised by his use of replacements in the 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes.
Jun 27, 21:19
Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions can have no complaints'Warren Gatland admits that New Zealand "dominated" certain aspects of the first Test meeting in Auckland, but is confident that the British and Irish Lions can improve.
Jun 24, 14:34
Peter O'Mahony to lead British and Irish Lions in first TestPeter O'Mahony will skipper the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand in next weekend's first Test, while Liam Williams and Elliot Daly are handed starting spots.
Jun 21, 20:31
Kieran Read on course for first British and Irish Lions TestNew Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster confirms that captain Kieran Read is well on course to return from injury in time for Saturday's first Test against the Lions.
Jun 20, 23:00
Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions continually improving'Warren Gatland hopes that the British and Irish Lions have hit peak form ahead of their first Test meeting with New Zealand, having recorded back-to-back wins.
Jun 20, 17:08
Warren Gatland: 'Sam Warburton fighting for starting spot'Warren Gatland is refusing to offer Sam Warburton any guarantees that he will be used against New Zealand in the British and Irish Lions' opening test next week.
Jun 18, 15:13
Warren Gatland: Lions "squeezed the life" out of Maori All BlacksWarren Gatland is happy with the British and Irish Lions' display against the Maori All Blacks, claiming that his side dominated all aspects of the game.
Jun 17, 13:30
Sam Warburton: 'I could miss first British and Irish Lions Test'British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton admits that he could miss the first Test against New Zealand despite having recovered from an ankle injury.
Jun 11, 22:28
Eddie Jones hails "tremendous" Test victory over ArgentinaEddie Jones describes England's dramatic 38-34 victory over Argentina in their first Test meeting as "one of the best team efforts" that he has been associated with.
Jun 11, 11:35
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton to feature against HighlandersWarren Gatland intends to give Sam Warburton some minutes against Highlanders on Tuesday after sitting out the past two games with an ankle injury.
Jun 10, 15:51
Greig Laidlaw backs "world class" Johnny Sexton to bounce backGrieg Laidlaw defends the performance of Johnny Sexton against Provincial Barbarians, claiming that his teammate will soon find his groove for British and Irish Lions.
Jun 4, 15:21
Sam Warburton to lead British and Irish Lions in New Zealand tour openerSam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Saturday's tour opener in Whangarei.
May 31, 20:48
Steve Hansen questions British and Irish Lions tour scheduleSteve Hansen insists that the British and Irish Lions should have arrived in New Zealand 'at least a week' before their first tour outing next Saturday.
May 30, 18:29
Chris Robshaw "impressed" by England newcomersFormer England captain Chris Robshaw says that he has been "impressed" by what he has seen from the newcomers to the squad ahead of their tour to Argentina.
May 29, 15:09
Eddie Jones tips British and Irish Lions to "struggle" under Warren GatlandEddie Jones cannot see the British and Irish Lions troubling New Zealand if boss Warren Gatland adopts his usual approach.
May 29, 11:46
Joe Marchant, Paul Hill out of England's tour to ArgentinaHarlequins ace Joe Marchant and Northampton Saints prop Paul Hill pull out of England's squad for the upcoming Argentina tour due to toe and neck injuries respectively.
May 23, 22:22
Sam Warburton 'fit and ready' for British and Irish Lions tour of New ZealandBritish and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton insists that he is fully fit for the tour of New Zealand after spending a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
May 22, 22:27
Billy Vunipola pulls out of British and Irish Lions squadEngland number eight Billy Vunipola pulls out of the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand due to a shoulder injury and is replaced by James Haskell.
May 21, 21:02
Mark McCall "unbelievably proud" of Saracens playersMark McCall is 'sad but proud' of his Saracens players following Saturday's 18-16 defeat to Exeter Chiefs, ending their hopes of further silverware.
May 20, 21:37
Ken Owens expected to be fit for British and Irish LionsKen Owens is "improving every day and is very upbeat" about playing a part for the British and Irish Lions this summer, according to Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac.
May 20, 14:52
Tommy Seymour: 'British and Lions head to New Zealand full of ambition'Tommy Seymour admits that the only way the British and Irish Lions will pull off a series win over New Zealand is for every player to go above and beyond this summer.
May 19, 12:34
Ian Ritchie: England rugby in "very, very strong place"Outgoing Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie believes that English rugby is currently in a "very, very strong place".
May 18, 20:58
Ian Ritchie to step down as chief executive from the RFU this summerThe RFU announces that chief executive Ian Ritchie will step down this summer after a five-year spell.
May 17, 16:39
Dan Cole: 'Ben Youngs has time on his side'Dan Cole backs Ben Youngs's decision not to tour New Zealand with the Lions and suggests that the scrum-half could go on future tours.
May 16, 23:13
Eddie Jones: 'I'll pick New Zealanders for England'Eddie Jones admits that he will pick New Zealanders for England, if they are eligible.
May 16, 22:55