Rugby Union News
Cillian Willis to sue former club Sale Sharks over 'career-ending concussion'Former Sale Sharks player Cillian Willis is to sue the club for alleged clinical negligence over a career-ending concussion.
Aug 24, 15:00
Warren Gatland 'to lead British and Irish Lions for second time'Widespread reports suggest that Warren Gatland is to be given the British and Irish Lions gig for a second time, three years on from the 2-1 series win over Australia.
Aug 23, 18:46
England winger Jack Nowell ruled out for up to 10 weeksExeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter confirms that England winger Jack Nowell is "going to be out for a while" after undergoing surgery on his thumb.
Aug 11, 11:04
Sonny Bill Williams facing nine months out of actionSonny Bill Williams will miss New Zealand's upcoming Rugby Championship campaign after being ruled out of action for nine months with an Achilles tendon injury.
Aug 10, 14:38
New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams to miss rest of Rio Olympics with injuryNew Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams is ruled out of the remainder of the rugby sevens at the Olympics in Rio due to an Achilles injury.
Aug 9, 18:37
Team GB women's rugby sevens coach Simon Middleton "proud" of teamTeam GB women's rugby sevens head coach Simon Middleton praises his players following their quarter-final win over Fiji at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Aug 8, 09:23
Jonathan Joseph, Anthony Watson tied down to new Bath dealsBath Rugby announce new deals for England international duo Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson, who will remain in place at the club until 2019.
Aug 3, 13:41
Danny Cipriani, Chris Ashton left out of England training squadDanny Cipriani and Chris Ashton are left out of England's provisional 45-man England pre-season squad, but there are debut call-ups for Mike Williams and Nathan Hughes.
Aug 1, 16:18
Nick Easter retires from rugby to become Harlequins coachFormer England number eight Nick Easter retires from rugby in order to take up a role as the new defence coach at Harlequins.
Jul 29, 13:25
Bath confirm appointments of Todd Blackadder, Tabai MatsonPremiership club Bath name Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder as their new director of rugby and his assistant Tabai Matson as head coach.
Jul 28, 10:53
RFU chief: 'Changes to Six Nations format unlikely to happen'Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie questions World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont's thinking behind altering the current Six Nations format.
Jul 26, 18:51
Steve Hansen extends New Zealand contractNew Zealand confirm that head coach Steve Hansen has extended his contract with the All Blacks until the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Jul 25, 14:23
Brad Barritt named new Saracens captainReigning European and English champions Saracens name Brad Barritt as their new captain, replacing Alistair Hargreaves.
Jul 21, 19:29
First rugby sevens squad to compete at Olympic Games selected by Team GBEmily Scarratt and Tom Mitchell will skipper Great Britain's men's and women's rugby sevens sides at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio.
Jul 19, 10:44
James Haskell ruled out for up to six monthsEngland and Wasps flanker James Haskell is ruled out for four to six months with the toe injury he sustained during England's second Test against Australia.
Jul 12, 19:10
Ex-England coach Stuart Lancaster linked with Toulon roleToulon reportedly consider Stuart Lancaster as a contender to replace the recently-appointed Diego Dominguez as head coach.
Jul 10, 21:52
Waikato Chiefs confirm interest in Ireland coach Joe SchmidtWaikato Chiefs CEO Andrew Flaxman confirms interest in appointing Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.
Jul 10, 20:10
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan leaves clubWorcester Warriors announce that director of rugby Dean Ryan has left his post at the club.
Jun 30, 09:23
Leinster Rugby's Luke Fitzgerald retires from professional rugbyLeinster Rugby announce that Luke Fitzgerald has retired from rugby on medical advice.
Jun 28, 09:11
Jeremy Guscott: 'England can go from strength to strength under Eddie Jones'Jeremy Guscott describes England's whitewash of Australia as a "massive result", which he believes provides plenty of reason to be excited for the future.
Jun 26, 22:47
Owen Farrell hails 'massive impact' of Jonny Wilkinson tuitionEngland's Owen Farrell claims that he has Jonny Wilkinson's personal training to thank for creating history when scoring 24 points in the third-Test win over Australia.
Jun 26, 12:03
Wales head coach Warren Gatland: 'We will learn lessons from New Zealand defeat'Wales head coach Warren Gatland says that lessons need to be learned following the team's 3-0 series defeat to New Zealand.
Jun 25, 14:32
Dylan Hartley "really proud" of England's series whitewash over AustraliaEngland captain Dylan Hartley says that he is "really proud" of his teammates after they earned a 3-0 whitewash over Australia in their Test series Down Under.
Jun 25, 13:54
Keith Wood: 'Warren Gatland, Eddie Jones dream British and Irish Lions pairing'Former British and Irish Lions star Keith Wood backs Warren Gatland and Eddie Jones to take charge of the side for next year's New Zealand tour.
Jun 24, 14:53
Jared Payne out of third Ireland Test against South AfricaTiernan O'Halloran replaces the injured Jared Payne at full-back for Ireland's series decider against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Jun 23, 18:09
Teimana Harrison only change for England ahead of third Australia TestEngland select Teimana Harrison at openside flanker as they aim to complete a series whitewash over Australia on Saturday.
Jun 23, 17:53
Wales make two changes for final Test against New ZealandWales make two changes for their final Test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Saturday, Rob Evans replacing Gethin Jenkins and Tomas Francis coming in for Samson Lee.
Jun 22, 21:39
Gethin Jenkins, Bradley Davies and Josh Turnbull ruled out of third NZ TestWales forwards Gethin Jenkins, Bradley Davies and Josh Turnbull will miss the third and final Test in New Zealand due to injury.
Jun 22, 19:59
England's Eddie Jones backs Dylan Hartley for British and Irish Lions captaincyEngland head coach Eddie Jones backs Dylan Hartley for the role of British and Irish Lions captain in New Zealand next year.
Jun 21, 22:57
Eddie Jones: 'Series whitewash would make England second best team in world'England head coach Eddie Jones claims that completing a series whitewash against Australia would give his side the right to call themselves the second best in the world.
Jun 20, 13:26
Steve Hansen: 'Michael Cheika being bullied by Eddie Jones'New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen claims that Australia have been bullied on and off the field by England during this summer's tour.
Jun 20, 12:45
Eddie Jones plays down James Haskell, Jack Nowell injury concernsEngland head coach Eddie Jones is confident that James Haskell and Jack Nowell will be fit to feature in his side's third Test against Australia.
Jun 20, 12:32
England pair James Haskell, Jack Nowell 'to miss final Australia Test'England duo James Haskell and Jack Nowell are reportedly set to miss their side's final Test against Australia in Sydney with leg and head injuries respectively.
Jun 19, 14:36
Chris Robshaw: 'England showed character against Australia'Chris Robshaw hails England's character after they beat Australia in the second Test.
Jun 18, 22:17
Rory Best: 'Mistakes cost Ireland victory over South Africa'Rory Best suggests that Irish mistakes cost them the chance to beat South Africa in the second Test.
Jun 18, 20:41
Eddie Jones pleased with England "rope-a-dope" win against AustraliaEddie Jones pays tribute to his England team after they claimed a historic Test series victory in Australia.
Jun 18, 20:17
George Ford, Jack Nowell recalled by England for second Australia TestGeorge Ford and Jack Nowell are set to return to the England starting XV for Saturday's second Test against Australia in Melbourne.
Jun 16, 17:00
Quinn Roux set for Ireland debut in second Test against South AfricaIreland head coach Joe Schmidt makes five changes for his side's second Test against South Africa, with Quinn Roux set for his debut against the country of his birth.
Jun 16, 16:48
Australia make four changes ahead of second England Test in MelbourneMichael Cheika's Australia make four changes to their pack for their second Test against England in Melbourne on Saturday.
Jun 15, 21:02
Sam Whitelock, Israel Dagg return for New Zealand in second Wales TestNew Zealand recall Sam Whitelock and Israel Dagg for the second Test against Wales in Wellington on Saturday.
Jun 15, 20:49