Rugby Union News
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.
Stephen Moore named Australia captain for Rugby World CupHooker Stephen Moore is appointed Australia captain for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
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
Mils Muliaina charged with sexual assault in WalesFormer All Black Mils Muliaina is charged with sexual assault by South Wales police.
Jul 3, 07:09
Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell recalled to Australia training squadAustralia include Matt Giteu and Drew Mitchell in their extended training squad ahead of the Rugby Championship, ending the Toulon duo's prolonged absence from the fold.
Jul 2, 09:59
Carl Fearns to leave Bath for LyonBath confirm that forward Carl Fearns is to join French club Lyon before the start of next season.
Jul 1, 17:02
Shaun Knight makes Newport Gwent Dragons switchNewport Gwent Dragons confirm the signing of prop Shaun Knight from Gloucester.
Jul 1, 12:32
Graham Rowntree impressed by Ben Morgan recoveryEngland forwards coach Graham Rowntree believes that Ben Morgan is in the "shape of his life" as he closes in on full fitness after breaking his leg in January.
Jul 1, 03:32
Ofisa Treviranus to captain Samoa in historic Test against All BlacksOfisa Treviranus will captain Samoa when they host New Zealand in July's historic Test match.
Jun 29, 11:11
Chris Robshaw wants his England players to "enjoy" World Cup spectacleEngland captain Chris Robshaw wants his side to go and "enjoy" the World Cup later this year.
Jun 29, 09:29
Sam Warburton backs Rhys Priestland to shine at Bath RugbySam Warburton believes that international teammate Rhys Priestland will improve his all-round game by battling for a starting spot at Bath Rugby next season.
Jun 28, 15:59
Former coach Martin Johnson warns England not to make same disciplinary mistakesFormer England captain and coach Martin Johnson warns England not to make the same mistakes as 2011 at this year's Rugby World Cup.
Jun 27, 16:50
Stuart Lancaster unlikely to impose alcohol banEngland coach Stuart Lancaster says that "no specific ban" on alcohol has been talked about for players during the Rugby World Cup.
Jun 27, 15:53
Heyneke Meyer calls up eight uncapped players for South AfricaSouth Africa coach Heyneke Meyer names 49 players in his preliminary Rugby Championship squad, including eight uncapped players and injured captain Jean de Villiers.
Jun 27, 15:35
London Welsh leave the Kassam StadiumOld Deer Park in Richmond will be home to London Welsh next season following their relegation from the Aviva Premiership.
Jun 27, 13:09
Chris Wyles handed USA captaincyUSA hand the captaincy to Chris Wyles as they get ready for the Rugby World Cup.
Jun 27, 12:16
Sam Warburton: 'Wales know exactly what England are capable of doing'Wales skipper Sam Warburton insists that those already writing off pool-stage opponents England ahead of the Rugby World Cup are "ill-advised".
Jun 26, 09:59
Former Leicester Tigers coach Phil Blake banned for six monthsPhil Blake is banned from rugby for six months and handed a fine totalling more than £1,000 for breaching anti-corruption and betting rules during his time at Leicester.
Jun 25, 17:46
Warren Gatland "optimistic" over Liam Williams World Cup returnWarren Gatland admits that it is "too early" to put a specific timescale on Liam Williams's return from foot surgery, with just three months to go until the World Cup.
Jun 25, 16:17
Anthony Allen hopeful of Leicester Tigers coaching roleAnthony Allen is keen to remain involved at Leicester Tigers, revealing that talks are already underway over a potential coaching position.
Jun 25, 11:59
Rhys Ruddock drops out of Ireland World Cup squad through injuryLeinster flanker Rhys Ruddock drops out of Ireland's World Cup squad after breaking his arm for the second time in six months.
Jun 24, 18:54
Wales's Liam Williams a doubt for World Cup due to foot surgeryLiam Williams is a doubt for Wales's World Cup campaign as he has undergone surgery on his foot.
Jun 24, 11:26
Leicester Tigers' Anthony Allen forced to retire at 28 due to knee problemsLeicester Tigers centre Anthony Allen announces his retirement at the age of 28 due to long-running knee problems.
Jun 24, 10:20
David Strettle "extremely proud" to have represented EnglandEngland international David Strettle wishes his teammates well for the coming months, having withdrawn from the World Cup training squad.
Jun 22, 17:47
David Strettle withdraws from England World Cup training squadDavid Strettle withdraws from England's pre-World Cup training squad, with Semesa Rokoduguni taking his place.
Jun 22, 17:21
Stuart Lancaster warns England players ahead of gruelling fitness campStuart Lancaster vows to put his England players through their paces during the build-up to this autumn's World Cup, insisting that they will 'train like never before'.
Jun 22, 16:14
Queensland Reds confirm Quade Cooper exitQuade Cooper will leave the Queensland Reds this summer, the club confirms.
Jun 21, 13:06
Steve Hansen names new faces in All Blacks squadAll Blacks coach Steve Hansen rings the changes as he calls up five new faces for the July 8 Test against Samoa.
Jun 21, 12:32
The Italian Rugby Federation agree new terms to end player strikeItaly's rugby players and the Italian Rugby Federation have agreed new deals to end the current players' strike.
Jun 21, 09:18
England, Australia announce historic three-match series for 2016England will face Australia in a three-match series next June for the first time in the two nations' history.
Jun 19, 10:14
Monaco diver Ian-soren Cabioch: 'I could have played rugby for France'Monaco diver Ian-soren Cabioch says that he could have played rugby for France if he had not chosen to focus on diving.
Jun 17, 10:17
France international Mathieu Bastareaud reveals suicide attemptFrance and Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud reveals that he once tried to commit suicide.
Jun 16, 15:43
Toulon announce Paul O'Connell signing from MunsterFrench side Toulon formally sign Ireland's Paul O'Connell from Munster on a two-year contract.
Jun 16, 05:10
Italian national side stage strike over tournament bonusesItaly's Rugby World Cup preparations have been thrown up in the air following a player strike surrounding bonus payments.
Jun 15, 15:58
James Johnston joins WaspsSaracens prop James Johnston agrees a switch to Aviva Premiership rivals Wasps ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.
Jun 15, 14:47