Rugby Union News
Lyon sign Clermont duo Napolioni Nalaga, Julien BonnaireLyon signal their intent to bounce straight back into the TOP14 after announcing the signings of Napolini Nalaga, Julien Bonnaire and nine other players.
Stuart Lancaster promises "grim" summer fitness regime for England squadEngland head coach Stuart Lancaster reiterates the importance of his side entering the World Cup in a "supremely fit" state if they are to win the tournament.
Leicester Tigers director: 'We are not disgraced'Leicester Tigers have nothing to be ashamed of despite their 47-10 semi-final loss to Bath, insists director of rugby Richard Cockerill.
May 23, 20:25
Mark McCall delighted by Saracens triumphSaracens director of rugby Mark McCall admits that he is "delighted" after seeing his team beat Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership semi-finals.
May 23, 17:27
Jacques Burger: 'Saracens had to be on top for to beat Northampton Saints'Saracens flanker Jacques Burger admits that his side had to be on top form to beat Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership semi-finals.
May 23, 17:17
Owen Farrell: 'Saracens had to work hard for win over Northampton Saints'Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell admits that he and his teammates had to work hard to see off Northampton Saints and reach the Aviva Premiership final.
May 23, 17:06
Wasps announce new arrivals for next seasonWasps confirm that four players have signed on for next season.
May 22, 17:01
Tom Wood cautious of wounded Saracens heading into semi-final showdownTom Wood warns his Northampton Saints teammates that previous results against Saracens over the past 12 months will count for little when they meet this weekend.
May 22, 07:47
London Welsh bring Dan Leo on board as preparations for Championship continueLondon Irish lock forward Dan Leo becomes the 13th player to join London Welsh ahead of their Championship campaign.
May 21, 16:41
Sale Sharks sign former All Blacks lock Bryn EvansSale Sharks sign former New Zealand international Bryn Evans on a two-year deal.
May 21, 11:05
George Ford named Aviva Premiership Player of the SeasonBath Rugby fly-half George Ford is named Aviva Premiership Player of the Season after helping the team reach the playoffs for the first time in five years.
May 20, 22:30
George North to miss Premiership semi-finalNorthampton Saints coach Dorian West does not expect winger George North to return in time for this weekend's Aviva Premiership semi-final against Saracens.
May 20, 14:12
Sam Burgess named in England Rugby World Cup training squadBath centre Sam Burgess is included in England's 50-man Rugby World Cup training squad.
May 20, 12:03
Richard Cockerill hints at Leicester Tigers stay for Mathew TaitLeicester Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill hints that Mathew Tait could still remain with the club despite agreeing to join Bayonne at the end of the season.
May 19, 22:24
Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter pays Dean Mumm tributeExeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter hails captain Dean Mumm ahead of his return to Australia.
May 19, 16:31
Conor O'Shea expects Adam Jones impact at HarlequinsHarlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea suggests that prop Adam Jones will be a key figure in his squad next season.
May 19, 16:05
Seven sign Wasps contract extensionsJoe Simpson and Elliot Daly are among seven players who have signed contract extensions with Wasps.
May 19, 15:46
Bath scrum-half Peter Stringer to join Sale SharksBath scrum-half Peter Stringer pens a one-year contract with Sale Sharks for next season.
May 19, 13:03
Harlequins centre Tom Casson makes Yorkshire Carnegie switchYorkshire Carnegie confirm the signing of centre Tom Casson from Harlequins on a two-year deal.
May 19, 11:07
Bath coach tips Sam Burgess to excel for EnglandSam Burgess has the leadership qualities needed to play for England, says Mike Ford.
May 19, 05:32
Former England coach Sir Clive Woodward 'on France shortlist'Former England coach Clive Woodward is reportedly a contender to take charge of France following the Rugby World Cup.
May 18, 13:05
Jamie Roberts agrees Harlequins moveRacing Metro and Wales centre Jamie Roberts agrees a move to Aviva Premiership side Harlequins.
May 18, 10:51
Sam Burgess 'won't struggle' in international rugbyFrancois Louw tips his Bath teammate Sam Burgess to become an England international flanker.
May 18, 05:32
Rugby 7s roundup: USA win London event, Fiji seal titleSports Mole rounds up all the action from the final round of the Rugby Sevens World Series in London.
May 17, 18:24
Report: England to announce Sam Burgess in World Cup squadRugby league convert Sam Burgess will reportedly be called up to the England squad for the 2015 World Cup.
May 16, 22:59
Dan Cole happy with "massive" Leicester Tigers winLeicester Tigers prop Dan Cole targets Aviva Premiership success after reaching the playoffs.
May 16, 19:30
Richard Cockerill relieved to secure playoff spotLeicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill admits his relief at seeing his team reach the Aviva Premiership playoffs.
May 16, 18:29
Rob Baxter: 'Exeter Chiefs already looking to next season'Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter insists that the side is already thinking about having a "fantastic season" next year after narrowly missing out on the playoffs.
May 16, 18:26
Matt Dawson "disgusted" by Manu TuilagiFormer England scrum-half Matt Dawson blasts Manu Tuilagi following his conviction for assaulting two police officers.
May 16, 12:21
Mike Brown: 'England will cope without Manu Tuilagi'England full-back Mike Brown believes that the team will cope without Manu Tuilagi at the Rugby World Cup.
May 16, 11:32
Sir Clive Woodward backs Stuart Lancaster over Manu Tuilagi World Cup exileFormer England coach Sir Clive Woodward believes that Manu Tuilagi would be lucky to play for the Red Rose again following his conviction on three charges of assault.
May 16, 05:42
England confirm Manu Tuilagi will not be selected for World Cup due to assaultEngland confirm that centre Manu Tuilagi will not play in the World Cup this year after being convicted of assaulting a police officer and causing criminal damage.
May 15, 16:04
England's Manu Tuilagi 'to miss World Cup after pleading guilty to assault'Manu Tuilagi will reportedly miss England's World Cup campaign after admitting to assaulting a police officer.
May 15, 15:47
Joe Launchbury: 'I had to mentally prepare myself for injury return'Joe Launchbury is ready to play his part in Wasps' final game of the Premiership campaign away at London Irish this weekend, with the aim of securing a top-six spot.
May 15, 07:05
Australian flanker Julian Salvi to swap Leicester Tigers for Exeter ChiefsExeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter believes that Julian Salvi will act as a "fantastic role model" for the youngsters in the squad when he joins from Leicester Tigers.
May 14, 09:21
Jonny Wilkinson: 'Steffon Armitage is in the right place'Former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson insists that Steffon Armitage is right to sacrifice his international career by staying at Toulon.
May 14, 02:21
Jonathan Joseph wins Player of the Year doubleJonathan Joseph secures a memorable double by being named RPA Players' Player of the Year and the England Player of the Year at a ceremony in London.
May 13, 23:30
Lawrence Dallaglio backs England overseas ruleFormer England captain Lawrence Dallaglio backs the rule that prevents overseas-based players from representing Stuart Lancaster's side.
May 13, 13:15
Martin Johnson: 'Overseas players know the rules'Former England captain and head coach Martin Johnson backs the rule not to select players based overseas for the World Cup.
May 13, 12:51
Ahsee Tuala signs Northampton Saints contract extensionNorthampton Saints full-back Ahsee Tuala pens a new contract with the Aviva Premiership champions.
May 13, 11:29