Rugby Union News
Eddie Jones: 'Owen Farrell in line for England captaincy'Eddie Jones warns Dylan Hartley that his role as captain of England is "not a permanent position", as he prepares to hand the armband over to Owen Farrell.
Jan 20, 20:12
Eddie Jones names 34-man England squadEngland head coach Eddie Jones names his 34-man squad for the Six Nations.
Jan 20, 09:22
Rugby Football Union considering five-year residency ruleThe Rugby Football Union is looking to impose a five-year residency rule on England if World Rugby fails to increase the existing eligibility level.
Jan 19, 22:08
Sale Sharks winger Tom Arscott suspended over information leak allegationsSale Sharks reveals that they have suspended winger Tom Arscott over allegations of an information leak prior to their New Year's Day defeat to Bristol.
Jan 17, 20:34
Alun Wyn Jones replaces Sam Warburton as Wales captainAlun Wyn Jones will replace Sam Warburton as Wales captain for the upcoming Six Nations.
Jan 17, 12:06
Ireland without hooker Sean Cronin for Six NationsLeinster confirm that Sean Cronin suffered a high-grade hamstring tear in the win over Zebre, essentially ruling him out of Ireland's upcoming Six Nations campaign.
Jan 16, 17:06
Sam Warburton 'to relinquish Wales captaincy'A report claims that Sam Warburton is to step aside as Wales skipper later this month, with a new captain to be named prior to the Six Nations.
Jan 11, 13:08
England prop Joe Marler to miss start of Six Nations due to leg fractureEngland prop Joe Marler will miss the start of the Six Nations after suffering a fracture to his leg.
Jan 11, 10:50
World Rugby "disappointed" by George North treatmentWorld Rugby declares itself "disappointed" with Northampton Saints' decision to allow head injury victim George North to continue playing.
Jan 9, 15:05
Chris Robshaw to miss England's Six Nations campaign due to shoulder surgeryEngland flanker Chris Robshaw will miss the Six Nations as he requires surgery on a shoulder injury, which will keep him out for 12 weeks.
Jan 9, 12:07
James Haskell "totally fine" after head injuryWasps director of rugby Dai Young insists that James Haskell is "totally fine" despite suffering a head injury just 36 seconds into his long-awaited return to action.
Jan 8, 22:23
James Haskell injury comeback cut short after just 38 secondsJames Haskell is taken off 38 seconds into his Wasps comeback after spending the past seven months on the sidelines with a foot injury.
Jan 8, 17:48
Brad Barritt to face disciplinary hearing over Geoff Parling tackle?A report claims that Brad Barritt may face disciplinary action for his high tackle on Geoff Parling in Saracens' draw with Exeter Chiefs, which went unpunished.
Jan 7, 21:30
Chris Robshaw doubtful for Six Nations due to shoulder injuryHarlequins reveal that flanker Chris Robshaw may require an operation on his injured shoulder, which would rule him out of England's Six Nations campaign.
Jan 6, 16:38
Welsh Rugby Union makes 'best offer possible' for Leigh HalfpennyLeigh Halfpenny must quickly decide whether to accept the Welsh Rugby Union's offer of a return from Toulon, according to chief executive Martyn Phillips.
Jan 5, 18:35
Leicester Tigers, England centre Manu Tuilagi ruled out for six to nine monthsLeicester Tigers and England centre Manu Tuilagi is ruled out for six to nine months with a knee injury.
Jan 4, 11:59
Chris Robshaw facing nervous wait over extent of shoulder injuryHarlequins ace Chris Robshaw undergoes tests to discover the full extent of a shoulder injury sustained in the defeat to Worcester Warriors on New Year's Day.
Jan 3, 12:17
Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill exits clubLeicester Tigers announce the immediate departure of director of rugby Richard Cockerill.
Jan 2, 12:26
Manu Tuilagi withdraws from England camp following knee injuryLeicester Tigers confirm that Manu Tuilagi has withdrawn from England's two-day training camp after suffering a knee injury playing against Saracens on Sunday.
Jan 1, 22:23
Andy Farrell: 'Lions hopes boosted by introduction of bonus point'Andy Farrell backs the decision to introduce bonus points in the 2017 Six Nations, claiming that it will only benefit the British and Irish Lions in the long term.
Dec 29, 14:07
Mako Vunipola a doubt for Six Nations with knee injuryEngland prop Mako Vunipola could miss the Six Nations after suffering suspected knee ligament damage during Saracens' Champions Cup win over Sale Sharks.
Dec 24, 16:00
World Rugby to speak with RFU over George North head injuryWorld Rugby will speak with the RFU regarding the decision not to sanction Northampton Saints for their treatment of a head injury suffered by George North.
Dec 23, 20:25
Eddie Jones to quit England after 2019 Rugby World CupEngland head coach Eddie Jones insists that the job is too "emotionally draining" to remain in charge beyond the end of his deal, which expires after the 2019 World Cup.
Dec 21, 19:11
Northampton Saints escape sanction over George North treatmentNorthampton Saints will face no sanction over their treatment of winger George North's latest head injury.
Dec 21, 14:27
Eddie Jones: 'Dylan Hartley has let England down with third red card'England captain Dylan Hartley "let his country down" after accruing a six-week ban for striking Leinster's Sean O'Brien, says national head coach Eddie Jones.
Dec 21, 12:11
George North returns to Northampton Saints trainingNorthampton Saints winger George North returns to training and is in contention to play against Sale Sharks following his latest head injury.
Dec 20, 20:00
Sale Sharks confirm interest in England fly-half George FordBath Rugby ace George Ford is a target for Sale Sharks, who will look to begin negotiations with the England fly-half in January.
Dec 20, 17:17
Warren Gatland to honour remainder of Wales contractWales head coach Warren Gatland insists that he has no intention of stepping down from his position next year, despite reports to the contrary at the weekend.
Dec 19, 13:34
Warren Gatland to quit Wales after British and Irish Lions tour?Wales head coach Warren Gatland will stand down from his position after next summer's British and Irish Lions tour, a report claims.
Dec 18, 09:14
South Africa international Johan Goosen 'retires from rugby, aged 24'Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti launches a scathing attack on South Africa fly-half Johan Goosen following his apparent retirement from the sport aged just 24.
Dec 16, 22:33
Dylan Hartley handed six-week banEngland and Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley is handed a six-week ban for striking Leinster's Sean O'Brien during their Champions Cup clash at Franklin's Gardens.
Dec 14, 17:38
Castleford Tigers to sue Denny Solomona for breach of contractCastleford Tigers confirm their intent to sue Denny Solomona for breach of contract after he left the Super League club to join rugby union side Sale Sharks.
Dec 13, 20:46
RFU chief offers backing to Dylan Hartley over England captaincyDylan Hartley has "got credit in the bank" and does not deserve to be stripped of the England captaincy, according to Rugby Football Union boss Ian Ritchie.
Dec 13, 16:54
James Haskell confirms he is alive following steroid overdose death rumoursEngland flanker James Haskell posts a YouTube video confirming that he is alive after rumours surfaced on the internet that he had died of a steroid overdose.
Dec 13, 13:12
Dylan Hartley to learn red card fate on WednesdayDylan Hartley faces the prospect of missing England's opening Six Nations clash against France next year should he be handed a two-month ban or more later this week.
Dec 12, 20:30
Kurtley Beale pleased with Wasps debut against ConnachtKurtley Beale admits that he is happy to have returned to competitive rugby with Wasps after injury.
Dec 11, 16:55
Jim Mallinder unwilling to defend Dylan Hartley following dismissalJim Mallinder admits to being 'disappointed' by Dylan Hartley's conduct during Friday's clash with Leinster, but says that it did not cost Northampton Saints victory.
Dec 10, 10:15
Warren Gatland unhappy with Gregor Townsend snubBritish and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland questions incoming Scotland boss Gregor Townsend's decision to turn down an invite to join his coaching team.
Dec 8, 21:44
RFU will not halt Denny Solomona's cross-code switchDenny Solomona's switch from Castleford Tigers to Sale Sharks is given the blessing of the RFU, which says it is powerless to stop a move going through.
Dec 8, 21:30
Eddie Jones: "We're nowhere near our best yet"England head coach Eddie Jones insists that his side are 'nowhere near their best yet'.
Dec 8, 12:15