Rugby Union News
Charlie Sharples, Tom Savage sign Gloucester Rugby contract extensionsGloucester Rugby confirm that Charlie Sharples and Tom Savage have extended their contracts at Kingsholm Stadium.
Report: Sam Burgess to be kept in England squad as Stuart Lancaster cuts nineEngland coach Stuart Lancaster will keep Sam Burgess in his World Cup training squad as he prepares to drop nine players, according to reports.
Scarlets coach: 'Samson Lee winning Rugby World Cup fitness battle'Wales prop Samson Lee "is on course" to being fit in time to feature in this year's Rugby World Cup, according to Scarlets coach Ioan Cunningham.
Australia could lose Michael Hooper as flanker cited for striking opponentAustralia's Michael Hooper faces hearing after being cited for striking Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez.
Jul 27, 05:43
Bath Rugby boss Mike Ford: 'Sam Burgess will remain flanker at club level'Bath Rugby head coach Mike Ford says that Sam Burgess will continue to play at flanker at club level, despite being told he will only be considered at centre for England.
Jul 24, 19:16
Shane Williams: 'Nothing to separate Wales, England ahead of Rugby World Cup'Wales wing legend Shane Williams believes that the Red Dragons are currently "equal" to England heading into this autumn's Rugby World Cup.
Jul 23, 20:00
James Short makes Exeter Chiefs switchExeter Chiefs sign winger James Short from London Irish on a one-year contract.
Jul 23, 11:06
Jordan Turner-Hall forced to retire through injuryJordan Turner-Hall admits that he will cherish his Harlequins memories for a lifetime after announcing his retirement at the age of 27.
Jul 22, 19:58
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt extends contract to 2017Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt extends his contract by a further year to run until 2017.
Jul 22, 16:09
Ireland international Jamie Hagan joins Melbourne RebelsIrish prop Jamie Hagan signs a two-year contract with Super Rugby side Melbourne Rebels.
Jul 22, 16:03
Alex Dunbar retains Rugby World Cup hopes after injury layoffAlex Dunbar insists that overcoming a long-term injury in time to feature in the Rugby World Cup for Scotland would be a "dream come true".
Jul 21, 19:10
Matthew Rees returns to Cardiff BluesCardiff Blues confirm that former Wales captain Matthew Rees has returned to the club.
Jul 21, 16:49
John Davies: Rhodri Jones injury loss "not end of the world"John Davies admits that losing Rhodri Jones so close to the Rugby World Cup is "not ideal" for Wales, but backs his former side to adapt with the options available.
Jul 19, 15:27
England full-back Ben Foden hopeful of making Rugby World Cup squadBen Foden reveals that he is aiming to be part of the England squad at the Rugby World Cup after recovering from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
Jul 18, 17:37
Stephen Moore hails Australia character after dramatic win over South AfricaAustralia captain Stephen Moore pays credit to his team following their late win over South Africa in the Rugby Championship.
Jul 18, 17:15
New Zealand winger Waisake Naholo to miss Rugby World CupNew Zealand winger Waisake Naholo is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup due to a broken leg.
Jul 18, 12:20
Saracens bring in hooker Dave Porecki on short-term dealSaracens bring in Australian hooker Dave Porecki as cover during the Rugby World Cup.
Jul 17, 13:31
Wales prop Rhodri Jones ruled out of Rugby World Cup, Scott Andrews called upWales prop Rhodri Jones is sidelined for up to 16 weeks, ruling him out of this autumn's Rugby World Cup.
Jul 17, 11:59
Guy Thompson hails George Smith impact at WaspsWasps forward Guy Thompson reveals that summer signing George Smith has made an instant impact on the squad.
Jul 16, 13:54
Gay rugby kiss sparks controversy in ItalyA sports magazine sparks controversy in Italy by showing two male rugby players kissing.
Jul 14, 16:15
Mike Ford tips Sam Burgess to earn England World Cup placeBath Rugby boss Mike Ford believes that Sam Burgess needs just one pre-World Cup outing to prove his worth to England head coach Stuart Lancaster.
Jul 13, 15:42
British and Irish Lions announce 2017 New Zealand tour scheduleBritish and Irish Lions will play 10 matches during their 2017 tour of New Zealand.
Jul 12, 08:52
Alex Corbisiero: 'I'm hungrier than ever to succeed with England'Alex Corbisiero is relishing the chance to battle for a starting spot in England's World Cup squad after missing out on the Six Nations earlier this year.
Jul 11, 14:14
Stuart Lancaster drops five from England World Cup squadEngland head coach Stuart Lancaster drops five from his 50-man World Cup squad ahead of their trip to Denver.
Jul 10, 12:12
BBC, ITV win joint rights to Six NationsThe BBC and ITV succeed with a joint bid to broadcast the Six Nations in a new six-year deal.
Jul 9, 18:37
Alex Rogers makes permanent Newcastle Falcons moveNewcastle Falcons sign prop Alex Rogers on a permanent deal.
Jul 8, 15:19
Jason Leonard: 'England in healthy position going into World Cup'Former England prop Jason Leonard believes that the current team are in a good position to challenge for the upcoming Rugby World Cup on home soil.
Jul 7, 20:34
Jonny May: 'World Cup place would be a dream'England and Gloucester back Jonny May is desperate to make Stuart Lancaster's final squad for this year's Rugby World Cup on home soil.
Jul 7, 19:50
John Wells signs Newcastle Falcons contract extensionNewcastle Falcons head coach John Wells pens a three-year contract extension with the Aviva Premiership club.
Jul 7, 15:15
Mike Brown feeling confident after concussion problemsEngland full-back Mike Brown insists that his concussion problems are behind him as he bids to secure a spot in the World Cup squad.
Jul 7, 13:42
Ross Batty admits Bath disappointmentRoss Batty admits that he was left "massively disappointed" by Bath's defeat to Saracens in the Aviva Premiership final.
Jul 7, 13:34
Joe Marler: England players "looking over their shoulders"Joe Marler reveals that England's current 50-man training squad have been left in the dark regarding when each culling process will take place.
Jul 6, 17:47
South Africa number eight Duane Vermeulen doubtful for Rugby World CupSouth Africa forward Duane Vermeulen is an injury doubt for the Rugby World Cup following confirmation that he needs neck surgery.
Jul 6, 13:05
Stephen Moore named Australia captain for Rugby World CupHooker Stephen Moore is appointed Australia captain for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
Jul 6, 11:48
Tim Visser expecting tough World CupScotland winger Tim Visser warns his side that there will be no easy games at this year's Rugby World Cup.
Jul 5, 14:22
Graham Rowntree: 'England players can't get any bigger ahead of World Cup'England forwards coach Graham Rowntree believes that the changing face of rugby union means his group of players must avoid putting on any additional weight.
Jul 5, 10:52
Nicky Smith pens Ospreys contract extensionOspreys prop Nicky Smith signs a contract extension with the club until 2019.
Jul 4, 18:07
World Rugby confirms four nations in running to host 2023 Rugby World CupSouth Africa, Italy, Ireland and France submit their interest to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Jul 3, 14:37
Kristian Phillips returns to home club OspreysKristian Phillips leaves Scarlets to sign for home club Ospreys.
Jul 3, 12:46
Saracens to begin Premiership title defence against Sale SharksSale Sharks will travel to reigning Aviva Premiership champions Saracens on the opening weekend of the new campaign in October.
Jul 3, 11:17