Rugby Union News
Warren Gatland: 'I couldn't devalue the British and Irish Lions jersey'British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland 'understands' why eyebrows were raised with his use of replacements in the 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes.
Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions can have no complaints'Warren Gatland admits that New Zealand "dominated" certain aspects of the first Test meeting in Auckland, but is confident that the British and Irish Lions can improve.
Jun 24, 14:34
Peter O'Mahony to lead British and Irish Lions in first TestPeter O'Mahony will skipper the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand in next weekend's first Test, while Liam Williams and Elliot Daly are handed starting spots.
Jun 21, 20:31
Kieran Read on course for first British and Irish Lions TestNew Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster confirms that captain Kieran Read is well on course to return from injury in time for Saturday's first Test against the Lions.
Jun 20, 23:00
Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions continually improving'Warren Gatland hopes that the British and Irish Lions have hit peak form ahead of their first Test meeting with New Zealand, having recorded back-to-back wins.
Jun 20, 17:08
Warren Gatland: 'Sam Warburton fighting for starting spot'Warren Gatland is refusing to offer Sam Warburton any guarantees that he will be used against New Zealand in the British and Irish Lions' opening test next week.
Jun 18, 15:13
Warren Gatland: Lions "squeezed the life" out of Maori All BlacksWarren Gatland is happy with the British and Irish Lions' display against the Maori All Blacks, claiming that his side dominated all aspects of the game.
Jun 17, 13:30
Sam Warburton: 'I could miss first British and Irish Lions Test'British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton admits that he could miss the first Test against New Zealand despite having recovered from an ankle injury.
Jun 11, 22:28
Eddie Jones hails "tremendous" Test victory over ArgentinaEddie Jones describes England's dramatic 38-34 victory over Argentina in their first Test meeting as "one of the best team efforts" that he has been associated with.
Jun 11, 11:35
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton to feature against HighlandersWarren Gatland intends to give Sam Warburton some minutes against Highlanders on Tuesday after sitting out the past two games with an ankle injury.
Jun 10, 15:51
Greig Laidlaw backs "world class" Johnny Sexton to bounce backGrieg Laidlaw defends the performance of Johnny Sexton against Provincial Barbarians, claiming that his teammate will soon find his groove for British and Irish Lions.
Jun 4, 15:21
Sam Warburton to lead British and Irish Lions in New Zealand tour openerSam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Saturday's tour opener in Whangarei.
May 31, 20:48
Steve Hansen questions British and Irish Lions tour scheduleSteve Hansen insists that the British and Irish Lions should have arrived in New Zealand 'at least a week' before their first tour outing next Saturday.
May 30, 18:29
Chris Robshaw "impressed" by England newcomersFormer England captain Chris Robshaw says that he has been "impressed" by what he has seen from the newcomers to the squad ahead of their tour to Argentina.
May 29, 15:09
Eddie Jones tips British and Irish Lions to "struggle" under Warren GatlandEddie Jones cannot see the British and Irish Lions troubling New Zealand if boss Warren Gatland adopts his usual approach.
May 29, 11:46
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 toe and neck injuries respectively.
May 23, 22:22
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