Rugby Union News
England name seven uncapped players in training squad ahead of autumn internationalsEngland head coach Eddie Jones selects seven uncapped players in his 37-man training squad ahead of the autumn internationals.
Sep 30, 10:04
Owen Farrell has 'open-ended injury'Saracens coach Mark McCall reveals that he is unsure when England fly-half Owen Farrell will be fit to play again.
Sep 28, 21:19
Ireland prop Nathan White forced to retire due to concussionIreland international prop Nathan White announces his retirement from the sport on medical grounds due to ongoing problems with concussion.
Sep 28, 17:19
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter to take over at MontpellierScotland head coach Vern Cotter agrees a deal to take over French Top 14 side Montpellier ahead of the 2017-18 season.
Sep 28, 16:50
Richard Hill appointed England team managerWorld Cup-winning flanker Richard Hill is appointed England's new team manager by the RFU.
Sep 28, 16:00
Bath sign centre Robbie FrueanBath agree a deal to sign centre Robbie Fruean from Canterbury Crusaders.
Sep 27, 15:09
Jack Clifford ruled out of England autumn internationalsEngland back-row Jack Clifford will miss the autumn internationals having been ruled out for up to 10 weeks with an ankle injury.
Sep 23, 16:05
Six Nations start date 'to remain unchanged in calendar shake-up'A report claims that a major shake-up of the current rugby calendar is close to being made, but the Six Nations will retain its traditional slot early in the year.
Sep 13, 22:59
Aviva Premiership salary cap to remain at £7m for three seasonsThe Aviva Premiership's base-level salary will be capped at £7m for three seasons from next year - a decision unanimously backed by the league's board of directors.
Sep 8, 20:08
Warren Gatland wants total commitment from British and Irish LionsBritish and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland says that he will only select players who believe that they can beat New Zealand in next year's tour.
Sep 7, 12:57
Warren Gatland confirmed as British and Irish Lions head coach for 2017Warren Gatland is confirmed as the British and Irish Lions head coach for the tour of New Zealand in 2017.
Sep 7, 12:05
Leinster appoint former England head coach Stuart Lancaster as senior coachLeinster appoint former England head coach Stuart Lancaster as a senior coach.
Sep 5, 16:01
London Welsh avoid High Court winding-up order, threat of liquidationLondon Welsh avoid the threat of liquidation as the High Court scraps a winding-up petition after hearing that the club's debts have been paid.
Sep 5, 13:29
Taulupe Faletau forced off on Bath debut with knee ligament injuryWales number eight Taulupe Faletau picks up a potential long-term injury on his Bath Rugby debut, being forced off the field just 12 minutes in at Franklin's Gardens.
Sep 3, 22:05
Premiership chief unhappy with "punishing" British and Irish Lions schedulePremiership Rugby chief Mark McCafferty hits out at the planning for the British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand next year, which he fears will lead to burnout.
Aug 28, 16:26
Cillian Willis to sue former club Sale Sharks over 'career-ending concussion'Former Sale Sharks player Cillian Willis is to sue the club for alleged clinical negligence over a career-ending concussion.
Aug 24, 15:00
Warren Gatland 'to lead British and Irish Lions for second time'Widespread reports suggest that Warren Gatland is to be given the British and Irish Lions gig for a second time, three years on from the 2-1 series win over Australia.
Aug 23, 18:46
England winger Jack Nowell ruled out for up to 10 weeksExeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter confirms that England winger Jack Nowell is "going to be out for a while" after undergoing surgery on his thumb.
Aug 11, 11:04
Sonny Bill Williams facing nine months out of actionSonny Bill Williams will miss New Zealand's upcoming Rugby Championship campaign after being ruled out of action for nine months with an Achilles tendon injury.
Aug 10, 14:38
New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams to miss rest of Rio Olympics with injuryNew Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams is ruled out of the remainder of the rugby sevens at the Olympics in Rio due to an Achilles injury.
Aug 9, 18:37
Team GB women's rugby sevens coach Simon Middleton "proud" of teamTeam GB women's rugby sevens head coach Simon Middleton praises his players following their quarter-final win over Fiji at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Aug 8, 09:23
Jonathan Joseph, Anthony Watson tied down to new Bath dealsBath Rugby announce new deals for England international duo Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson, who will remain in place at the club until 2019.
Aug 3, 13:41
Danny Cipriani, Chris Ashton left out of England training squadDanny Cipriani and Chris Ashton are left out of England's provisional 45-man England pre-season squad, but there are debut call-ups for Mike Williams and Nathan Hughes.
Aug 1, 16:18
Nick Easter retires from rugby to become Harlequins coachFormer England number eight Nick Easter retires from rugby in order to take up a role as the new defence coach at Harlequins.
Jul 29, 13:25
Bath confirm appointments of Todd Blackadder, Tabai MatsonPremiership club Bath name Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder as their new director of rugby and his assistant Tabai Matson as head coach.
Jul 28, 10:53
RFU chief: 'Changes to Six Nations format unlikely to happen'Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie questions World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont's thinking behind altering the current Six Nations format.
Jul 26, 18:51
Steve Hansen extends New Zealand contractNew Zealand confirm that head coach Steve Hansen has extended his contract with the All Blacks until the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Jul 25, 14:23
Brad Barritt named new Saracens captainReigning European and English champions Saracens name Brad Barritt as their new captain, replacing Alistair Hargreaves.
Jul 21, 19:29
First rugby sevens squad to compete at Olympic Games selected by Team GBEmily Scarratt and Tom Mitchell will skipper Great Britain's men's and women's rugby sevens sides at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio.
Jul 19, 10:44
James Haskell ruled out for up to six monthsEngland and Wasps flanker James Haskell is ruled out for four to six months with the toe injury he sustained during England's second Test against Australia.
Jul 12, 19:10
Ex-England coach Stuart Lancaster linked with Toulon roleToulon reportedly consider Stuart Lancaster as a contender to replace the recently-appointed Diego Dominguez as head coach.
Jul 10, 21:52
Waikato Chiefs confirm interest in Ireland coach Joe SchmidtWaikato Chiefs CEO Andrew Flaxman confirms interest in appointing Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.
Jul 10, 20:10
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan leaves clubWorcester Warriors announce that director of rugby Dean Ryan has left his post at the club.
Jun 30, 09:23
Leinster Rugby's Luke Fitzgerald retires from professional rugbyLeinster Rugby announce that Luke Fitzgerald has retired from rugby on medical advice.
Jun 28, 09:11
Jeremy Guscott: 'England can go from strength to strength under Eddie Jones'Jeremy Guscott describes England's whitewash of Australia as a "massive result", which he believes provides plenty of reason to be excited for the future.
Jun 26, 22:47
Owen Farrell hails 'massive impact' of Jonny Wilkinson tuitionEngland's Owen Farrell claims that he has Jonny Wilkinson's personal training to thank for creating history when scoring 24 points in the third-Test win over Australia.
Jun 26, 12:03
Wales head coach Warren Gatland: 'We will learn lessons from New Zealand defeat'Wales head coach Warren Gatland says that lessons need to be learned following the team's 3-0 series defeat to New Zealand.
Jun 25, 14:32
Dylan Hartley "really proud" of England's series whitewash over AustraliaEngland captain Dylan Hartley says that he is "really proud" of his teammates after they earned a 3-0 whitewash over Australia in their Test series Down Under.
Jun 25, 13:54
Keith Wood: 'Warren Gatland, Eddie Jones dream British and Irish Lions pairing'Former British and Irish Lions star Keith Wood backs Warren Gatland and Eddie Jones to take charge of the side for next year's New Zealand tour.
Jun 24, 14:53
Jared Payne out of third Ireland Test against South AfricaTiernan O'Halloran replaces the injured Jared Payne at full-back for Ireland's series decider against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Jun 23, 18:09