Rugby Union News
Joe Marchant, Paul Hill out of England's tour to ArgentinaHarlequins ace Joe Marchant and Northampton Saints prop Paul Hill pull out of England's squad for the upcoming Argentina tour due to a toe and neck injury respectively.
Sam Warburton 'fit and ready' for British and Irish Lions tour of New ZealandBritish and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton insists that he is fully fit for the tour of New Zealand after spending a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
May 22, 22:27
Billy Vunipola pulls out of British and Irish Lions squadEngland number eight Billy Vunipola pulls out of the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand due to a shoulder injury and is replaced by James Haskell.
May 21, 21:02
Mark McCall "unbelievably proud" of Saracens playersMark McCall is 'sad but proud' of his Saracens players following Saturday's 18-16 defeat to Exeter Chiefs, ending their hopes of further silverware.
May 20, 21:37
Ken Owens expected to be fit for British and Irish LionsKen Owens is "improving every day and is very upbeat" about playing a part for the British and Irish Lions this summer, according to Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac.
May 20, 14:52
Tommy Seymour: 'British and Lions head to New Zealand full of ambition'Tommy Seymour admits that the only way the British and Irish Lions will pull off a series win over New Zealand is for every player to go above and beyond this summer.
May 19, 12:34
Ian Ritchie: England rugby in "very, very strong place"Outgoing Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie believes that English rugby is currently in a "very, very strong place".
May 18, 20:58
Ian Ritchie to step down as chief executive from the RFU this summerThe RFU announces that chief executive Ian Ritchie will step down this summer after a five-year spell.
May 17, 16:39
Dan Cole: 'Ben Youngs has time on his side'Dan Cole backs Ben Youngs's decision not to tour New Zealand with the Lions and suggests that the scrum-half could go on future tours.
May 16, 23:13
Eddie Jones: 'I'll pick New Zealanders for England'Eddie Jones admits that he will pick New Zealanders for England, if they are eligible.
May 16, 22:55
Kyle Sinckler: 'Adam Jones made me a better player'Kyle Sinckler hails the impact of fellow Harlequins prop Adam Jones on his career.
May 16, 22:39
England to begin Six Nations defence in ItalyEngland will begin their quest for a third successive Six Nations title away to Italy in Rome on Sunday February 4, 2018.
May 16, 15:47
Chris Ashton: 'Retaining European title with Saracens a pleasure'Chris Ashton says that becoming the top try-scorer in European competition is the "icing on the cake" after helping Saracens to a 28-17 victory over Clermont Auvergne.
May 13, 21:54
England draw France, Argentina in Pool C for 2019 World Cup in JapanEngland will face France and Argentina in Pool C, while Wales draw Australia and Georgia for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
May 10, 09:30
Warren Gatland defends timing of British and Irish Lions meetingBritish and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland defends the decision to hold his first squad meeting just days before European finals for Saracens and Gloucester.
May 8, 16:05
Ben Youngs pulls out of British and Irish Lions squadLeicester Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs announces that he will play no part in the British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand due to family reasons.
May 6, 20:04
Bath Rugby 'launch investigation after drunken antics at The Rec'A quarter of Bath Rugby's playing squad could face disciplinary action after a post-training drinking session reportedly got out of hand.
May 3, 15:06
Wasps trio up for RPA Players' Player of the Year awardElliot Daly, Jimmy Gopperth, Christian Wade, Owen Farrell and Louis Picamoles are in the running to be crowned the Rugby Players' Association Players' Player of the Year.
May 3, 13:49
Donncha O'Callaghan signs one-year Worcester Warriors extensionSecond-row Donncha O'Callaghan signs a new one-year contract extension at Worcester Warriors.
Apr 24, 14:39
Denny Solomona named in England squad for Argentina tourNew Zealand-born rugby league convert Denny Solomona is among 15 uncapped players named in Eddie Jones's England squad for June's tour of Argentina.
Apr 20, 10:57
Sam Warburton named British and Irish Lions captain, Dylan Hartley misses outSam Warburton is named as the British and Irish Lions captain for the tour of New Zealand, but England skipper Dylan Hartley is not selected by Warren Gatland.
Apr 19, 12:11
Harlequins fly-half Nick Evans to retire at end of seasonHarlequins' fly-half and record points scorer Nick Evans announces that he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.
Apr 18, 15:46
Report: England trio set to miss out on British and Irish Lions squadEngland trio Joe Launchbury, Jonathan Joseph and Dylan Hartley could reportedly miss out on the British and Irish Lions squad for their tour of New Zealand.
Apr 17, 21:22
Dan Biggar to undergo fresh concussion testsOspreys announce that Dan Biggar will closely follow HIA protocols before being given the all-clear to resume playing.
Apr 9, 18:06
Ex-England star Brian Moore suffers heart attackFormer England hooker Brian Moore is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Apr 8, 13:45
Mike Ford sacked by Toulon, Richard Cockerill to take charge until end of seasonToulon announce the exit of head coach Mike Ford, with Richard Cockerill replacing him until the end of the season.
Apr 4, 09:55
Jonny Wilkinson: 'British and Lions require team of captains'England rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson believes that Warren Gatland should share around the captain's armband when the British and Irish Lions tour New Zealand.
Mar 31, 20:52
RFU chief Ian Ritchie wants Six Nations cut to six weeksThe Six Nations will benefit from being reduced from seven weeks to six, according to Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie.
Mar 25, 13:36
Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney doubtful for British and Irish Lions selectionJamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney undergo surgery on a back and knee injury respectively, potentially seeing them miss out on a call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad.
Mar 24, 17:24
Warren Gatland: 'Dylan Hartley still in contention for Lions captaincy'Warren Gatland talks up Dylan Hartley's credentials for the British and Irish Lions captaincy, insisting that the hooker has done a "fantastic" job for England.
Mar 20, 21:31
France to face punishment over bite on George North?Six Nations Rugby confirm that there could still be action taken against a French player following allegations that Wales winger George North was bitten in Saturday's win.
Mar 19, 21:52
Rory Best hails "monumental" Ireland performanceIreland captain Rory Best expresses his pride after halting England's record-equalling 18-match winning streak with a 13-9 victory in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:13
Eddie Jones: 'Ireland deserved victory over England'England head coach Eddie Jones admits that his side were beaten by a better team during their Grand Slam-denying 13-9 defeat to Ireland in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:00
Dylan Hartley: 'England still have work to do'England captain Dylan Hartley admits that his side's 13-9 defeat to Ireland is proof that there is still room for improvement for the Six Nations champions.
Mar 18, 21:52
Danny Care: England "not thinking about records"Danny Care says that beating Ireland this weekend will be a "huge achievement" for England, but he is only focused on getting the job done and not breaking records.
Mar 17, 20:38
Billy Vunipola, Anthony Watson to start for England in Grand Slam deciderEngland head coach Eddie Jones names Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson in his starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations Grand Slam showdown in Ireland.
Mar 16, 10:16
Warren Gatland: 'Top players will miss out on British and Irish Lions selection'Warren Gatland admits that he is "excited about the potential" in the British and Irish Lions' playing ranks, but says picking a final squad is going to be very tough.
Mar 15, 22:10
Wales unchanged for Six Nations clash against FranceWales name an unchanged side for Saturday's Six Nations finale against France.
Mar 15, 10:23
Jonny Sexton, Conor Murray fit to face EnglandIreland half-backs Jonny Sexton and Conor Murray are fit to face England during Saturday's Six Nations finale in Dublin.
Mar 13, 15:12
Eddie Jones: 'England will not lose to Ireland'England head coach Eddie Jones insists that his side will not lose to Ireland when they go in search of a record 19th successive victory on Saturday.
Mar 13, 14:28