Rugby Union News

A general view of The Amex, or Falmer Stadium, home to Brighton & Hove Albion on September 21, 2011
Brighton & Hove Albion's Amex Stadium could host European Rugby Champions Cup semi
The Amex Stadium in Brighton will play host to a European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final if Wasps win their quarter-final against Toulon this weekend.
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Wales' Toby Faletau holds off South Africa's Francois Louw during the International rugby union test on November 9, 2013
Bath target Taulupe Faletau is 'happy' at Newport Gwent Dragons
Kingsley Jones has stated that Taulupe Faletau will not be leaving Newport Gwent Dragons any time soon.
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Tim Visser of Edinburgh during the The Heineken Cup Pool 6 Match against Munster on October 12, 2013
Tim Visser completes Harlequins move
Scotland and Edinburgh winger Tim Visser secures a summer switch to Aviva Premiership side Harlequins.
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George North of Northampton Saints celebrates after scoring their first try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Wasps at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2015
George North 'in danger' if he doesn't take break from rugby
George North should take some time out from rugby following his latest head injury, says leading concussion expert Professor Willie Stewart.
Mar 30, 04:01
Toulon's flanker Steffon Armitage celebrates after scoring a try despite a tackle by Llanelli Scarlets' wing Michael Tagicakibau during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Toulon and Llanelli Scarlets at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southeaster
Brian Moore calls on England to recall Steffon Armitage
Steffon Armitage should be included in England's World Cup squad, says former hooker Brian Moore.
Mar 30, 03:18
Nic Reynolds of London Welsh tackles Sam Burgess of Bath during the Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Bath Rugby at Kassam Stadium on March 29, 2015
Rowland Phillips: 'Bright future for London Welsh despite relegation'
Head coach Rowland Phillips says that London Welsh have a bright future despite being relegated from the Aviva Premiership.
Mar 29, 20:07
Toulon's English fly-half Jonny Wilkinson kicks a try conversion during the European Cup final rugby union match between RC Toulon and Saracens at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, on May 24, 2014
Jonny Wilkinson: 'England have it all'
Jonny Wilkinson says that England have all the attributes needed to win the Rugby World Cup.
Mar 29, 19:52
Mike Brown of England is tackled by Cobus Reinach of South Africa during the QBE Intenational match on November 15, 2014
Mike Brown: 'It would be amazing to work with Jonny Wilkinson'
England full-back Mike Brown says that it would be "amazing" if Jonny Wilkinson joined the England coaching set-up as a kicking consultant.
Mar 29, 19:40
England's Jonny Wilkinson kicks the winning drop goal against Australia during the final of the World Cup on November 22, 2003
Jonny Wilkinson: 'I'm not coaching England'
Jonny Wilkinson says that he is not part of the England coaching set-up but that he would "love" to help his country.
Mar 29, 19:30
Manu Tuilagi of Leicester is tackled by Adam Powell (L) and Josh Furno (R) of Newcastle during the Aviva Premiership match on September 6, 2014
Manu Tuilagi to miss rest of season due to groin injury
Manu Tuilagi is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a groin injury, but is hopeful of returning in time for England's World Cup campaign.
Mar 29, 10:29
Rob Webber of Bath in action during the Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Bath Rugby at Kassam Stadium on March 29, 2015
Rob Webber: 'Bath will show London Welsh respect they deserve'
Rob Webber insists that it will be dangerous for Bath to write off London Welsh before taking to the Kassam Stadium field.
Mar 29, 07:23
George North of Northampton Saints celebrates after scoring their first try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Wasps at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2015
George North "feeling okay" following head injury
Northampton Saints winger George North insists that he is "feeling okay" after taking a knee to the head in the team's win over Wasps.
Mar 28, 15:01
Wasps director of football Dai Young during his team's match against Worcester Warriors on March 1, 2013
Dai Young proud of Wasps despite defeat to Northampton Saints
Wasps didn't deserve to lose 52-30 to Northampton Saints, according to director of rugby Dai Young.
Mar 27, 22:57
Northampton's Tom Wood in action during the match against Edinburgh on August 23, 2013
Nothampton Saints lock Tom Wood doubts Nathan Hughes kick was deliberate
Nathan Hughes didn't mean to hurt George North, says Northampton Saints second-row Tom Wood.
Mar 27, 22:47
George North of Northampton Saints celebrates after scoring their first try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Wasps at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2015
George North 'comes round' after head collision
Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder confirms that winger George North is awake after he was stretchered off with a head injury.
Mar 27, 22:35
Paul O'Connell of Ireland speaks to the media during the launch of the 2015 RBS Six Nations at the Hurlingham club on January 28, 2015 in London, England
Ireland's Paul O'Connell named RBS Six Nations Player of the Championship
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is voted the RBS Player of the Championship after helping guide his side to Six Nations glory.
Mar 27, 16:47
Debbie Jevans CBE, Chief Executive, England Rugby 2015 speaks at the iRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition at the Ballsbridge Hotel on November 18, 2013
Debbie Jevans resigns as England Rugby 2015 chief executive
Debbie Jevans resigns as England Rugby chief executive due to personal reasons just six months before the World Cup on home turf.
Mar 27, 16:14
Danny Care of Harlequins runs in to score his side's third try during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins at Sandy Park on May 4, 2014
Danny Care looking to prove point in Wembley showdown
Danny Care admits that being left out of the England squad "never gets any easier", which will act as motivation for the Harlequins star to up his game.
Mar 27, 07:04
Wasps director of football Dai Young during his team's match against Worcester Warriors on March 1, 2013
Dai Young prepared for Wasps' key double-header
Wasps director of Rugby Dai Young admits that key games against Northampton Saints and Toulon in the coming weeks will provide the ultimate test for his side.
Mar 26, 14:49
Adam Jones of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millenium Stadium on February 1, 2014
Harlequins confirm Adam Jones will join from Cardiff Blues next season
Harlequins confirm that former Wales international Adam Jones will join the club from Cardiff Blues next season.
Mar 26, 09:55
Ollie Atkins poses during the official 2013 NSW Waratahs headshots session at Allianz Stadium on January 23, 2013
Australian lock Ollie Atkins makes Exeter Chiefs move
Exeter Chiefs sign Ollie Atkins from Edinburgh on a two-year deal to fill the void left by departing captain Dean Mumm.
Mar 26, 07:07
Martin Corry of England celebrates his team's victory at the end of the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup between Australia and England on October 6, 2007
Martin Corry happy with negative comments from Ian Ritchie
Ian Ritchie had every right to hit out at England's Six Nations failure, says former captain Martin Corry.
Mar 26, 05:20
Adam Jones of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millenium Stadium on February 1, 2014
Adam Jones to join Harlequins next season
Cardiff Blues prop Adam Jones will join Harlequins at the end of the season.
Mar 25, 22:45
Sir Clive Woodward prior to the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy on March 10, 2013
Sir Clive Woodward hits out at Ian Ritchie comments
Sir Clive Woodward believes that RFU chief Ian Ritchie was wrong to criticise England for their Six Nations failure.
Mar 25, 18:33
Tom Stephenson of Northampton Saints tackles Tom Varndell of Wasps during the LV= Cup match on February 7, 2015
Tom Stephenson: 'Northampton Saints not feeling pressure'
Tom Stephenson claims that he and his Northampton Saints teammates are not feeling under pressure at the top of the Aviva Premiership table.
Mar 25, 16:18
Tom Croft of Leicester Tigers poses for a portrait at the photocall held at Welford Road on August 16, 2013
Tom Croft a doubt for World Cup after being ruled out for six months
England flanker Tom Croft emerges as a doubt for the World Cup after being ruled out for six months with a shoulder injury.
Mar 25, 13:44
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Wasps prop Will Taylor to join Scarlets
Wasps prop Will Taylor agrees to join Scarlets at the end of the season.
Mar 25, 12:30
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London Irish sign Chiefs lock Matt Symons
London Irish bring in lock Matt Symons from Super Rugby side Chiefs on a "long-term deal".
Mar 25, 11:05
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie faces the media at an end of tour press conference held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on June 24, 2012
Ian Ritchie: 'Aviva Premiership expansion not a formality'
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie acknowledges that "it is important to resolve" the current issue over whether to expand the Aviva Premiership from 12 teams to 14.
Mar 25, 07:09
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie faces the media at an end of tour press conference held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on June 24, 2012
Ian Ritchie: 'England can win World Cup'
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie believes that England are capable of winning the World Cup, despite his criticism of their performance in the Six Nations.
Mar 24, 22:21
Rob Evans of Scarlets during the LV= Cup match between Saracens and Scarlets at Allianz Park on November 17, 2013
Rob Evans extends Scarlets contract
Wales prop Rob Evans extends his stay with Scarlets by signing a new contract with the club.
Mar 24, 20:16
Will Carling, the former England captain, poses during the ITV Rugby World Cup 2003 coverage launch at The Stoop Ground on September 22, 2003
Will Carling backs Ian Ritchie criticism of England
Former England captain Will Carling believes that RFU chief Ian Ritchie was right to hit out at the team for not winning the Six Nations.
Mar 24, 18:34
Leicester Tigers' Blaine Scully dives in to score a try against Newcastle Falcons during their Aviva Premiership match on September 21, 2013
Cardiff Blues sign Leicester Tigers back Blaine Scully
Cardiff Blues sign Leicester Tigers back Blaine Scully for the 2015-16 season.
Mar 24, 18:17
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie faces the media at an end of tour press conference held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on June 24, 2012
Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie unhappy with England failure
RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie hits out at England's failure to win the Six Nations.
Mar 24, 14:04
Jon Welsh of Scotland lines up for the national anthem prior to kickof during the RBS Six Nations match against Wales on February 15, 2015
Newcastle Falcons sign Glasgow Warriors prop Jon Welsh
Newcastle Falcons sign prop Jon Welsh from Glasgow Warriors on a two-year contract.
Mar 24, 12:01
Wales player Luke Charteris in action during the International Match between Wales and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on November 16, 2013
Luke Charteris warns Wales against slow World Cup start
Wales can't afford to make a slow start to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, says lock forward Luke Charteris.
Mar 24, 05:47
Finn Russell breaks with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Scotland at Stade de France on February 7, 2015
Finn Russell promises Scotland will learn from poor Six Nations
Scotland will take a lot of positives from their disappointing Six Nations campaign, according to fly-half Finn Russell.
Mar 24, 05:33
Captain, Paul O'Connell of Ireland and Brian O'Driscoll celebrate with the Six Nations Championship during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland at Stade de France on March 15, 2014
Brian O'Driscoll: 'Ireland are serious World Cup contenders'
Ireland are in a strong position ahead of the Rugby World Cup this year, says former captain Brian O'Driscoll.
Mar 24, 03:41
Ben Youngs celebrates scoring a try for England in the Six Nations on March 21, 2015
England quartet shortlisted for Six Nations award
England lead the way in the Six Nations Player of the Tournament shortlist as George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, Billy Vunipola and Ben Youngs are nominated for the award.
Mar 23, 16:45
Ugo Monye of Harlequins makes a break during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons at Twickenham Stoop on February 15, 2014
Harlequins winger Ugo Monye to retire in the summer
Harlequins winger Ugo Monye confirms that he will retire in the summer following a successful 13-year career.
Mar 23, 15:28