Rugby Union News
RFU chief Ian Ritchie wants Six Nations cut to six weeksThe Six Nations will benefit from being reduced from seven weeks to six, according to Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie.
Mar 25, 13:36
Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney doubtful for British and Irish Lions selectionJamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney undergo surgery on a back and knee injury respectively, potentially seeing them miss out on a call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad.
Mar 24, 17:24
Warren Gatland: 'Dylan Hartley still in contention for Lions captaincy'Warren Gatland talks up Dylan Hartley's credentials for the British and Irish Lions captaincy, insisting that the hooker has done a "fantastic" job for England.
Mar 20, 21:31
France to face punishment over bite on George North?Six Nations Rugby confirm that there could still be action taken against a French player following allegations that Wales winger George North was bitten in Saturday's win.
Mar 19, 21:52
Rory Best hails "monumental" Ireland performanceIreland captain Rory Best expresses his pride after halting England's record-equalling 18-match winning streak with a 13-9 victory in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:13
Eddie Jones: 'Ireland deserved victory over England'England head coach Eddie Jones admits that his side were beaten by a better team during their Grand Slam-denying 13-9 defeat to Ireland in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:00
Dylan Hartley: 'England still have work to do'England captain Dylan Hartley admits that his side's 13-9 defeat to Ireland is proof that there is still room for improvement for the Six Nations champions.
Mar 18, 21:52
Danny Care: England "not thinking about records"Danny Care says that beating Ireland this weekend will be a "huge achievement" for England, but he is only focused on getting the job done and not breaking records.
Mar 17, 20:38
Billy Vunipola, Anthony Watson to start for England in Grand Slam deciderEngland head coach Eddie Jones names Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson in his starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations Grand Slam showdown in Ireland.
Mar 16, 10:16
Warren Gatland: 'Top players will miss out on British and Irish Lions selection'Warren Gatland admits that he is "excited about the potential" in the British and Irish Lions' playing ranks, but says picking a final squad is going to be very tough.
Mar 15, 22:10
Wales unchanged for Six Nations clash against FranceWales name an unchanged side for Saturday's Six Nations finale against France.
Mar 15, 10:23
Jonny Sexton, Conor Murray fit to face EnglandIreland half-backs Jonny Sexton and Conor Murray are fit to face England during Saturday's Six Nations finale in Dublin.
Mar 13, 15:12
Eddie Jones: 'England will not lose to Ireland'England head coach Eddie Jones insists that his side will not lose to Ireland when they go in search of a record 19th successive victory on Saturday.
Mar 13, 14:28
Fraser Brown cited for dangerous tackle on Elliot DalyScotland hooker Fraser Brown is cited for a dangerous tackle on England winger Elliot Daly during the opening minutes of his side's 61-21 defeat at Twickenham.
Mar 13, 13:40
Eddie Jones: 'This is just the start for England'England head coach Eddie Jones praises his players following their latest Six Nations triumph and claims that they will only continue to improve in the coming years.
Mar 11, 19:54
Billy Vunipola named on England bench for Six Nations meeting with ScotlandBilly Vunipola is named on the bench for England's Six Nations fixture with Scotland on Saturday as Eddie Jones makes three changes to his starting XV.
Mar 9, 11:27
Steve Borthwick coy on Billy Vunipola inclusion for Scotland matchSteve Borthwick talks up the ability of Billy Vunipola, but refuses to be drawn into suggestions that he is in line to start against Scotland on Saturday.
Mar 8, 13:40
Billy Vunipola in line for England start?Fit-again number eight Billy Vunipola is expected to make an immediate return to the England starting lineup after pictures hinted at the team's plans to face Scotland.
Mar 7, 17:40
George North warned about form by defence coach Shaun EdwardsShaun Edwards believes that George North's previous reputation is enough to keep him in the Wales side, despite facing criticism for his display against Scotland.
Mar 6, 18:46
Ireland winger Andrew Trimble ruled out of Six NationsIreland winger Andrew Trimble is ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations with a hand injury, being replaced in the squad by Ulster teammate Tommy Bowe.
Mar 5, 18:14
Eddie Jones threatens to retire from rugby due to Italy tacticsEddie Jones is unhappy with the tactics used by Italy against England, claiming that Sunday's Six Nations clash at Twickenham 'was not rugby'.
Feb 26, 19:45
John Hardie ruled out of Six NationsScotland's John Hardie is ruled out of the Six Nations games with England and Italy through injury.
Feb 26, 13:57
Vern Cotter eyeing Twickenham Six Nations victoryVern Cotter claims that his Scotland team are "on a roll" ahead of the Six Nations clash with England.
Feb 26, 13:30
Sam Warburton: 'Wales are playing for pride in final Six Nations games'Sam Warburton says that Wales only have pride left to play for in the Six Nations after defeat against Scotland.
Feb 26, 13:11
Ali Williams, James O'Connor arrested on drugs chargesFormer New Zealand lock Ali Williams and ex-Australia back James O'Connor are arrested after allegedly attempting to purchase cocaine.
Feb 25, 21:32
Eddie Jones 'feels sorry' for Claudio RanieriEngland rugby head coach Eddie Jones says that he 'feels sorry' for Claudio Ranieri after his surprise sacking by Leicester City.
Feb 24, 18:17
Four changes for England against ItalyEddie Jones makes four changes to his England side to take on Italy in the Six Nations this weekend.
Feb 24, 10:11
Northampton Saints give 11 players new dealsNorthampton Saints announce new deals for 11 players from its senior squad, including Christian Day, Luther Burrell and Ken Pisi.
Feb 24, 09:36
John Barclay to captain much-changed Scotland against WalesFlanker John Barclay will captain Scotland against Wales in the absence of the injured Greig Laidlaw as Vern Cotter makes five changes to his side.
Feb 23, 15:24
Johnny Sexton returns for Ireland against FranceJohnny Sexton returns to the Ireland starting lineup after a calf injury in one of three changes to the side ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with France.
Feb 23, 14:16
Italy make four changes for England clashItaly head coach Conor O'Shea makes four changes to his side for Sunday's Six Nations clash with holders England at Twickenham.
Feb 22, 18:23
George North back in Wales squad for Six Nations clash against ScotlandGeorge North returns to the Wales team for this Saturday's Six Nations clash against Scotland after recovering from a bruised thigh.
Feb 22, 10:02
England welcome back Vunipola brothers ahead of Italy clashMako Vunipola is named in England's enlarged 28-man group for the meeting with Italy, while brother Billy Vunipola joins up with the squad to be fully assessed.
Feb 20, 21:38
Ireland trio expected to be fit for France clashIreland trio Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Conor Murray are all set to return to full training this week ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with France.
Feb 20, 15:41
Brian O'Driscoll, Martin Johnson back Alun Wyn Jones for Lions captaincyFormer Lions captains Brian O'Driscoll and Martin Johnson both back Alun Wyn Jones for the role in New Zealand this summer, but regard Owen Farrell as a candidate.
Feb 19, 22:30
Former Australia lock Dan Vickerman dies, aged 37The Australian Rugby Union confirms that former Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman has died at the age of 37 at his family home in Sydney.
Feb 19, 09:26
Josh Strauss ruled out for rest of Six NationsScotland number eight Josh Strauss is ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations after he sustained a kidney injury during his side's defeat to France.
Feb 17, 14:31
Tom Arscott: Sale Sharks sacking down to "bragging"Sacked Sale Sharks winger Tom Arscott reveals the full story behind his RFU ban for leaking team information to a rival, insisting that "no malice" was intended.
Feb 16, 18:32
Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw to miss remainder of Six NationsGreig Laidlaw suffered ligament damage in the 22-16 defeat to France last weekend, ruling him out of the remainder of the Six Nations championship.
Feb 15, 18:03
England fly-half George Ford returns to Leicester Tigers from BathEngland fly-half George Ford returns to Leicester Tigers from Bath for the 2017-18 season.
Feb 14, 11:12