Rugby Union News
Matt Parr: 'We must stop Grenoble drive'Matt Parr insists that London Irish have been working hard to iron out certain frailties that were on show in last weekend's victory against Rovigo.
Julien Bardy handed five-week ban for striking Billy VunipolaClermont's Julien Bardy is handed a five-week ban for punching Billy Vunipola.
Mike Ford: 'Only a win will do against Toulouse'Rob Ford acknowledges the importance of his Bath Rugby's home match against Toulouse this weekend, saying that only a win will do to maintain his side's European hopes.
Oct 23, 07:26
Stuart Lancaster backs Owen Farrell for New Zealand TestOwen Farrell will start the Autumn Test match against the All Blacks if proves his fitness against Munster on Friday, according to England coach Stuart Lancaster.
Oct 22, 22:39
Sergio Parisse: 'Italy win will boost confidence'Sergio Parisse believes that a victory for Italy against Samoa next month will give the Azzurri confidence before their Test matches with Australia and South Africa.
Oct 22, 22:26
Saracens lock George Kruis thrilled by England call-upSaracens lock George Kruis admits that he is delighted after being included in the England squad for the first time.
Oct 22, 17:16
Danny Cipriani will continue to strive for England recallSale Sharks fly-half Danny Cipriani insists that he will continue to work hard for an England recall after being left out of the squad for the autumn internationals.
Oct 22, 15:18
England coach Stuart Lancaster disappointed by Manu Tuilagi absenceEngland coach Stuart Lancaster admits that he is disappointed to be without the injured Manu Tuilagi for the team's upcoming Autumn Internationals.
Oct 22, 13:35
Bath winger Semesa Rokoduguni called up to England squadBath's Semesa Rokoduguni is named in the England squad for their Autumn Internationals.
Oct 22, 13:05
Australia appoint Michael Cheika as new coachAustralia appoint New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika as replacement for Ewen McKenzie, who resigned from the position on Saturday.
Oct 22, 09:18
Tom Wood sings Northampton Saints flanker Calum Clark's praisesTom Wood describes flanker Calum Clark as being like a "warrior" for Northampton Saints so far this season.
Oct 22, 07:27
Andrew Trimble, Luke Marshall ruled out of Ireland's autumn internationalsUlster duo Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall are to miss Ireland's upcoming autumn internationals through injury.
Oct 21, 15:39
England centre Manu Tuilagi sidelined "for a few weeks"Leicester Tigers and England centre Manu Tuilagi is expected to be out of action for "a few weeks" with a groin injury.
Oct 21, 13:10
Saracens hooker Schalk Brits sidelined until 2015Saracens hooker Schalk Brits is ruled out of action until the New Year with a serious knee injury.
Oct 20, 11:46
Kelly Brown: 'Saracens showed great spirit to overcome Clermont Auvergne'Kelly Brown says that he is "incredibly proud" of the team spirit shown by Saracens in their 30-23 victory over Clermont Auvergne in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Oct 19, 17:42
Lyn Jones "delighted" by Newport Gwent Dragons performanceLyn Jones says that he is "delighted" by Newport Gwent Dragons' performance in last night's 38-22 victory over Stade Francais in the European Challenge Cup.
Oct 19, 15:15
Former Wales dual-code international Stuart Gallacher diesStuart Gallacher, who represented Wales in both forms of rugby before becoming the chairman of Regional Rugby Wales, has died at the age of 68.
Oct 19, 13:28
Richard Cockerill not getting carried away by Leicester Tigers winLeicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill remains cautious following his side's win over Ulster in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Oct 19, 11:19
Jim Mallinder disappointed by Northampton Saints defeatNorthampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder praises his side after seeing them suffer a narrow defeat to Racing Metro in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Oct 19, 11:08
Manu Tuilagi injures groin in Leicester Tigers winLeicester Tigers center Manu Tuilagi could miss the autumn international with England after injuring his groin in the European Rugby Champions Cup win over Ulster.
Oct 19, 09:24
Mike Ford "disappointed" with Bath performanceMike Ford admits that he is "disappointed" to have seen his Bath side heavily beaten by Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.
Oct 18, 22:42
Steve Diamond: "Danny Cipriani was outstanding"Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond praises the performance of fly-half Danny Cipriani in the team's 27-26 defeat to Munster in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Oct 18, 18:11
Ewen McKenzie speaks out about Wallabies resignationEwen McKenzie says that there are a "bunch of reasons" for his resignation from the Wallabies.
Oct 18, 15:59
Ewen McKenzie resigns as Wallabies coachUnder-fire Australia coach Ewen McKenzie resigns from his role after his side's narrow loss to New Zealand.
Oct 18, 14:09
Conor O'Shea delighted by Harlequins victoryQuins director of rugby Conor O'Shea praises his side for putting in an "ambitious" display during Friday's 25-9 win over Castres in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Oct 18, 11:10
Danny Care returns for Castres clashHarelequins welcome back scrum-half Danny Care for their opening European Rugby Champions Cup game against Castres on Friday.
Oct 16, 14:26
Jamie Roberts denies Racing Metro exit speculationJamie Roberts reiterates that he will 'not be going home' this week, contrary to recent reports in the media.
Oct 16, 13:17
Report: Dan Lydiate deal close to being struckA report claims that Racing Metro flanker Dan Lydiate is close to returning to Welsh rugby, with the Ospreys and the Scarlets said to be interested in his services.
Oct 16, 08:59
Jonny Wilkinson: 'European Rugby Champions Cup winner too tough to call'Jonny Wilkinson believes that it is too tough to call a winner in the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup, which gets underway this weekend.
Oct 16, 06:33
Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies out for 12 weeksWales scrum-half Gareth Davies is ruled out of action for 12 weeks with a serious knee injury.
Oct 15, 16:35
Warren Gatland: 'Some Welsh players in France want to return home'Wales head coach Warren Gatland reveals that some Welsh players want to return home "sooner rather than later".
Oct 15, 13:48
London Irish captain George Skivington excited by European campaignLondon Irish captain George Skivington is eager for his team to take this season's European Challenge Cup seriously.
Oct 15, 12:46
Wasps announce first fixture hosted at Ricoh Arena is against London IrishWasps announce that their first fixture at their new home the Ricoh Arena will be against London Irish on December 21.
Oct 15, 12:32
Racing Metro scrum-half Mike Phillips plays down transfer speculationRacing Metro scrum-half Mike Phillips plays down speculation linking him with a return to Wales.
Oct 15, 12:21
Bath forward Leroy Houston banned for three weeksBath forward Leroy Houston is given a three-week suspension after being found guilty of a tip tackle during his side's recent defeat to Wasps.
Oct 15, 12:08
Logovi'i Mulipola ruled out for up to eight weeksLogovi'i Mulipola will miss up to eight weeks of action for Leicester Tigers following surgery on his Achilles.
Oct 15, 06:33
David Lyons signs short-term London Irish dealLondon Irish confirm the signing of former Worcester Warriors lock David Lyons on a short-term deal.
Oct 14, 18:46
Racing Metro centre Jamie Roberts plays down exit talkRacing Metro centre Jamie Roberts plays down speculation linking him with a move back to Wales.
Oct 14, 17:33
Bath head coach Mike Ford rules out Steffon Armitage arrivalBath head coach Mike Ford admits that the club has probably missed out on signing Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage.
Oct 14, 15:18
Steffon Armitage move to Bath breaks down?Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage's move to Bath is understood to have broken down.
Oct 14, 13:05