Rugby Union News
Leigh Halfpenny 'to stay with Toulon'Leigh Halfpenny will remain a Toulon player after talks with club officials healed a rift between both parties.
Henry Slade signs new Exeter Chiefs dealExeter Chiefs back Henry Slade pens a new long-term deal with the club.
Dai Young: 'It will be difficult to replace Ruaridh Jackson'Dai Young says that it will not be easy to find a "quality" fly-half replacement for long-term injury casualty Ruaridh Jackson.
Sep 18, 12:59
Stuart Lancaster: 'We want to make the nation proud'Stuart Lancaster insists that England 'will be ready to deliver' for the 2015 World Cup.
Sep 17, 22:59
South Africa call up Schalk Burger to replace the injured Francois LouwSouth Africa coach Heyneke Meyer selects Suntory's Schalk Burger as a replacement for the injured Francois Louw for the final two Rugby Championship Tests.
Sep 17, 19:19
Rugby Football Union apologises for England shirt offenceThe RFU says sorry for causing offence in their use of the Victoria Cross on the new England shirt.
Sep 17, 18:07
Saracens sign Romanian winger Catalin FercuSaracens confirm the signing of Romanian winger Catalin Fercu from Timisoara Saracens.
Sep 17, 16:44
Ruaridh Jackson to miss up to nine monthsLondon Wasps reveal that Ruaridh Jackson is likely to miss between six and nine months due to the knee injury he sustained in Saturday's victory over Northampton Saints.
Sep 17, 14:46
Toulon to break Leigh Halfpenny's contract?Leigh Halfpenny's contract with Toulon is under threat after club president Mourad Boudjellal reveals that the Wales full-back may have a previously undisclosed injury.
Sep 16, 19:59
South Africa flanker Francois Louw to miss rest of Rugby ChampionshipSouth Africa flanker Francois Louw is to miss the rest of the Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck.
Sep 16, 17:48
Report: Aviva Premiership salary cap expected to increasePremiership Rugby are believed to be close to announcing an increased salary cap that intends to make sure England do not lose their best players to other leagues.
Sep 16, 01:13
London Wasps coach Dai Young impressed by new captain James HaskellLondon Wasps coach Dai Young insists that it was the right decision to name James Haskell as the club's new captain at the start of the season.
Sep 15, 18:19
Richard Cockerill: 'Leicester Tigers must do better'Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill tells his players that they need to improve, despite coming from behind to beat Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership.
Sep 14, 13:55
Richie McCaw hails All Blacks' grit after South Africa victoryNew Zealand captain Richie McCaw hails his side's character after they beat South Africa 14-10 in the Rugby Championship.
Sep 13, 15:00
Mark McCall praises "relentless" SaracensSaracens director of rugby Mark McCall praises his players for their "relentless" display following Friday's night's 39-0 thrashing of Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership.
Sep 13, 11:17
Conor O'Shea gutted by Harlequins defeatHarlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea urges his players to respond quickly following their 39-0 thrashing by Saracens.
Sep 13, 11:06
Harlequins full-back Mike Brown expects tough Saracens testMike Brown tells his Harlequins teammates that they will have to be at the top of their game if they want to beat Saracens on Friday.
Sep 10, 18:16
Harlequins winger Ugo Monye ruled out for three months with a groin injuryHarlequins winger Ugo Monye confirms that he will be out for three months as he is due to undergo an operation on his groin.
Sep 10, 11:49
Ex-England captain Lewis Moody named director of rugby at Bradford on AvonFormer England captain Lewis Moody is named as Bradford on Avon's new director of rugby.
Sep 10, 11:38
Anthony Watson pens Bath Rugby contract extensionBath Rugby winger Anthony Watson pens a two-year contract extension with the club until 2017.
Sep 9, 13:55
London Irish full-back Tom Homer sidelined for eight weeksLondon Irish confirm that full-back Tom Homer is sidelined for at least eight weeks with a knee injury.
Sep 9, 12:29
Leicester Tigers captain Ed Slater sidelined for "several months"Leicester Tigers confirm that club captain Ed Slater is to be out of action for "several months" after undergoing knee surgery.
Sep 9, 11:13
Zac Guildford injured in attack in FranceClermont winger Zac Guildford is allegedly attacked during a night out with his Clermont teammates.
Sep 8, 20:16
England Women's rugby trio retire following World Cup triumphEngland Women's trio Margaret Alphonsi, Joanna McGilchrist and Katherine Merchant all retire following the team's victory at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 8, 16:18
Owen Farrell impressed by Saracens resilienceOwen Farrell praises his Saracens teammates for their spirited display during Saturday's dramatic 34-28 win over London Wasps.
Sep 8, 15:47
Rob Baxter pleased by Exeter Chiefs triumphExeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter credits his side for their energetic performance during Sunday's 52-0 win over London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership.
Sep 8, 12:50
Adam Ashley-Cooper, Wycliff Palu ruled out for AustraliaAdam Ashley-Cooper and Wycliff Palu are to miss Australia's Rugby Championship encounter with Argentina this weekend through injury.
Sep 8, 12:18
George Ford: 'Missing out on England was tough'George Ford says missing out on England duty over the summer was tough, but that he is ready to regain his place in Stuart Lancaster's side.
Sep 7, 23:00
Justin Burnell: 'Our heads won't drop'London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell insists that his team will bounce back from their 52-0 defeat at the hands of Exeter Chiefs this afternoon.
Sep 7, 21:08
George Kruis: "It's good to be back'Saracens star George Kruis reveals that it feels 'good to be back' after completing his return from a long injury layoff in yesterday's victory over London Wasps.
Sep 7, 14:55
Mark McCall: 'England must pick David Strettle'David Strettle deserves an England recall after his performance against London Wasps yesterday, insists Saracens boss Mark McCall.
Sep 7, 13:49
Nick Easter bemoans Harlequins ill-disciplineHarlequins number eight Nick Easter admits that his side lost their discipline during the second half of their 20-15 victory over London Irish this afternoon.
Sep 6, 22:32
London Irish full-back Tom Homer suffers knee ligament damageLondon Irish director of rugby Brian Smith reveals that full-back Tom Homer suffered knee ligament damage during today's match against Harlequins.
Sep 6, 22:10
Newcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards frustrated by defeat to Leicester TigersNewcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards is left feeling frustrated by a number of refereeing decisions during his side's Premiership defeat to Leicester Tigers today.
Sep 6, 21:25
Brian Smith content with London Irish bonus pointLondon Irish director of rugby Brian Smith is content with having picked up just a bonus point from his side's 20-15 defeat to Harlequins this afternoon.
Sep 6, 21:10
Conor O'Shea unhappy despite win over London IrishHarlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea is unhappy with his side's performance despite holding on for a 20-15 victory over London Irish this afternoon.
Sep 6, 20:33
Richard Cockerill happy with "fortunate" Leicester Tigers victoryLeicester Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill concedes that Vereniki Goneva's third try during the win over Newcastle Falcons this afternoon was "a bit fortunate".
Sep 6, 19:12
Dai Young critical of London Wasps displayLondon Wasps director of rugby Dai Young criticises his team after seeing them suffer a late defeat to Saracens in the Aviva Premiership.
Sep 6, 18:35
Steve Diamond: 'Sale Sharks deserved defeat'Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond admits that his side deserved to lose to Bath Rugby in their opening match of the new Aviva Premiership season.
Sep 6, 18:00
Mark McCall disappointed by Saracens performanceSaracens director of rugby Mark McCall admits that he is "disappointed" by his team's performance despite their 34-28 win over London Wasps.
Sep 6, 17:59