Rugby Union News
Aaron Mauger: Leicester Tigers "mentally flat" for final run-inAaron Mauger admits that he is "pleased" to secure a playoff spot in the Aviva Premiership, but is unhappy with Leicester Tigers' performance against Worcester Warriors.
Apr 30, 21:20
England rugby coach Eddie Jones gives talk to Crystal Palace playersEngland rugby coach Eddie Jones visits Crystal Palace to give Alan Pardew's team a motivational talk for their season run-in that concludes with the FA Cup final.
Apr 28, 21:03
Jacques Burger announces retirementSaracens and Namibia back-rower Jacques Burger reveals that he will retire after Sunday's game against Newcastle Falcons.
Apr 28, 11:54
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell banned for two weeksSaracens fly-half Owen Farrell receives a two-week suspension after being cited for a dangerous tackle.
Apr 27, 18:07
Graham Rowntree lands Harlequins forwards roleHarlequins announce that Graham Rowntree will join their new-look coaching setup as forwards coach from next season.
Apr 27, 17:10
Harlequins' Joe Marler hit with two-week ban for kicking Grenoble's Arnaud HeguyHarlequins prop Joe Marler is banned for two weeks for kicking Grenoble's Arnaud Heguy in last week's European Challenge Cup semi-final.
Apr 27, 14:04
Kevin Sinfield to retire at end of seasonDual-code rugby player Kevin Sinfield will retire from the sport after a 20-year career at the end of the ongoing season.
Apr 27, 12:40
Leone Nakarawa heading for Glasgow Warriors exitFiji international Leone Nakarawa will leave Glasgow Warriors in the summer, with France thought to be his most likely destination.
Apr 27, 11:19
Mike Brown: 'I can become one of world's best full-backs'Harlequins ace Mike Brown hopes to take on advice from England head coach Eddie Jones in order to become one of the best full-backs in world rugby.
Apr 20, 21:00
Maro Itoje, George Kruis sign new deals with SaracensSaracens pair Maro Itoje and George Kruis sign new contracts until 2019 at the club.
Apr 14, 12:55
Back injury forces Bath captain Stuart Hooper to retireStuart Hooper retires from rugby union with immediate effect due to a back injury sustained last December against Leicester Tigers.
Apr 14, 11:59
Bath wing Anthony Watson receives two-week RFU banEngland wing Anthony Watson is suspended for two weeks after being sent off during Bath's game against Saracens.
Apr 12, 22:03
South Africa appoint Allister CoetzeeFormer assistant Allister Coetzee takes on the role of head coach of the South Africa rugby union side.
Apr 12, 10:55
Justin Tipuric ruled out of Wales's tour to New Zealand due to concussionJustin Tipuric is ruled out of Wales's summer tour to New Zealand due to concussion that he suffered during the Six Nations.
Apr 11, 15:39
England prop Joe Marler banned for "gypsy boy" slurEngland and Harlequins prop Joe Marler is banned for two games for his "gypsy boy" slur against Wales forward Samson Lee in the Six Nations.
Apr 5, 21:47
England's Joe Marler: "I'm not a racist"England prop Joe Marler stresses that he is not a racist as he prepares to face a World Rugby misconduct hearing.
Apr 4, 22:15
Ahsee Tuala signs new Northampton Saints dealSamoan full-back Ahsee Tuala agrees a new contract with Aviva Premiership side Northampton Saints.
Mar 31, 12:10
Rugby Players' Association backs Joe Marler in racism spatThe Rugby Players' Association says that Joe Marler is the victim of a media witch hunt.
Mar 29, 20:13
Richard Cockerill unhappy with Leicester Tigers errorsRichard Cockerill says that Leicester Tigers have only themselves to blame for their narrow defeat away to Sale Sharks.
Mar 28, 21:18
RFU open to selling Twickenham naming rightsThe RFU will 'look into' the prospect of selling the naming rights to Twickenham in a deal that could be worth £5m a year, according to chief executive Ian Ritchie.
Mar 27, 13:23
Conor O'Shea confirmed as new Italy head coachFormer Harlequins director Conor O'Shea is confirmed as the new head coach of Italy on a four-year deal.
Mar 25, 10:34
Conor O'Shea: 'Joe Marler is not racist'Harlequins coach Conor O'Shea leaps to the defence of Joe Marler after World Rugby opened an investigation into his "gypsy boy" comment to Samson Lee.
Mar 23, 22:32
World Rugby announces investigation into Joe Marler commentsWorld Rugby announces that England prop Joe Marler will face an independent misconduct hearing for calling Wales's Samson Lee a "gypsy boy".
Mar 23, 18:30
Eddie Jones: 'All 15 England places up for grabs'England head coach Eddie Jones warns that no-one is assured of a place in the team for the summer tour of Australia, despite just having won the Grand Slam.
Mar 21, 22:31
Martin Johnson backs Maro Itoje, George Kruis for Lions roleMartin Johnson backs England's Grand Slam-winning second row pairing of Maro Itoje and George Kruis to play a key role for the Lions next summer.
Mar 21, 15:41
England's Joe Marler drops out for trip to ParisProp Joe Marler will start England's final Six Nations encounter of 2016 against France in Paris among the replacements.
Mar 17, 10:11
Joe Marler to face no action over abusive Samson Lee remarkJoe Marler is to avoid any action over an abusive comment aimed at Samson Lee during England's 25-21 win over Wales at Twickenham.
Mar 16, 21:07
Warren Gatland clarifies Joe Marler "banter" commentWarren Gatland insists that he "does not condone racism of any kind" after coming under fire for describing a recent Joe Marler remark as "just banter".
Mar 16, 19:41
England's Joe Marler escapes punishmentA disciplinary committee opts against punishing England prop Joe Marler for striking Wales's Rob Evans at Twickenham on Saturday.
Mar 16, 17:42
England retain 26 players ahead of crunch Grand Slam clashEngland head coach Eddie Jones retains 26 players in the build-up to next Saturday's meeting with France in Paris.
Mar 15, 21:38
Wales prop Tomas Francis banned for eight weeksWales prop Tomas Francis is banned for eight weeks for making contact with Dan Cole's eye during a Six Nations match.
Mar 15, 14:51
Ireland's Rob Kearney ruled out of Six Nations clash against ScotlandIreland confirm that Rob Kearney will not be fit for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Scotland.
Mar 14, 17:07
England's Joe Marler cited for alleged strike on Rob EvansEngland's Joe Marler is cited for an alleged strike on Wales's Rob Evans during Saturday's match at Twickenham.
Mar 14, 11:53
Thomas Castaignede: 'England can dominate Six Nations'Thomas Castaignede hails the work of Eddie Jones since taking over as England head coach last year, claiming that the Red Rose are currently a level above their rivals.
Mar 14, 11:50
Joe Marler apologises for abusive Samson Lee commentThe Welsh Rugby Union condemns a slur made by Joe Marler in the direction of Samson Lee concerning the Wales prop's heritage.
Mar 13, 20:59
England win Six Nations titleScotland's 29-18 win over France at Murrayfield hands Eddie Jones's England the Six Nations title.
Mar 13, 16:51
Warren Gatland: 'First-half display in England defeat unacceptable'Wales boss Warren Gatland criticises his side's disappointing first-half showing against England, claiming that he even considered making a raft of changes early on.
Mar 12, 21:34
Eddie Jones: 'England changes didn't work in tense Wales match'England head Coach Eddie Jones praises the "fantastic rugby" played by his side in the opening hour of the clash against Wales, but admits his changes almost backfired.
Mar 12, 21:00
Alex Dunbar to make first Scotland appearance in over a yearAlex Dunbar will make his first appearance for Scotland in more than a year in Sunday's Six Nations clash against France at Murrayfield.
Mar 11, 12:57
Eddie Jones names unchanged England starting lineupAn unchanged England side will face Wales in the Six Nations at the weekend, meaning that Manu Tuilagi starts among the replacements.
Mar 10, 10:10