Rugby Union News
Italy make four changes for England clashItaly head coach Conor O'Shea makes four changes to his side for Sunday's Six Nations clash with holders England at Twickenham.
George North back in Wales squad for Six Nations clash against ScotlandGeorge North returns to the Wales team for this Saturday's Six Nations clash against Scotland after recovering from a bruised thigh.
England welcome back Vunipola brothers ahead of Italy clashMako Vunipola is named in England's enlarged 28-man group for the meeting with Italy, while brother Billy Vunipola joins up with the squad to be fully assessed.
Feb 20, 21:38
Ireland trio expected to be fit for France clashIreland trio Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Conor Murray are all set to return to full training this week ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with France.
Feb 20, 15:41
Brian O'Driscoll, Martin Johnson back Alun Wyn Jones for Lions captaincyFormer Lions captains Brian O'Driscoll and Martin Johnson both back Alun Wyn Jones for the role in New Zealand this summer, but regard Owen Farrell as a candidate.
Feb 19, 22:30
Former Australia lock Dan Vickerman dies, aged 37The Australian Rugby Union confirms that former Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman has died at the age of 37 at his family home in Sydney.
Feb 19, 09:26
Josh Strauss ruled out for rest of Six NationsScotland number eight Josh Strauss is ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations after he sustained a kidney injury during his side's defeat to France.
Feb 17, 14:31
Tom Arscott: Sale Sharks sacking down to "bragging"Sacked Sale Sharks winger Tom Arscott reveals the full story behind his RFU ban for leaking team information to a rival, insisting that "no malice" was intended.
Feb 16, 18:32
Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw to miss remainder of Six NationsGreig Laidlaw suffered ligament damage in the 22-16 defeat to France last weekend, ruling him out of the remainder of the Six Nations championship.
Feb 15, 18:03
England fly-half George Ford returns to Leicester Tigers from BathEngland fly-half George Ford returns to Leicester Tigers from Bath for the 2017-18 season.
Feb 14, 11:12
Mako Vunipola left out of England training squad ahead of Italy matchThere is no place for Mako Vunipola in England's training squad ahead of the Six Nations meeting with Italy, but Anthony Watson has overcome an injury to feature.
Feb 13, 21:02
Tom Arscott found guilty of leaking Sale Sharks team informationTom Arscott is given a written warning by the Rugby Football Union and told to undertake an education module after being found guilty of passing on team information.
Feb 13, 15:14
Eddie Jones ready to freshen up England side for Italy matchEddie Jones is looking to pick "a different sort of side" for the visit of Italy to Twickenham later this month, as England aim to prolong their winning run to 17 games.
Feb 12, 16:51
Eddie Jones hails "gritty" England performance to overcome WalesEddie Jones admits that England left it later than he had hoped to see off Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, having trailed by two points heading into the closing stages.
Feb 11, 21:08
Gareth Southgate takes tips from England rugby training campEngland football manager Gareth Southgate visits their rugby counterparts' Six Nations training camp in a bid to tap into their "winning culture".
Feb 8, 20:13
England flanker Tom Wood a doubt for Wales Six Nations clashEngland flanker Tom Wood is a doubt for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales at the Principality Stadium due to a shoulder injury.
Feb 7, 22:47
Eddie Jones: 'England must redeem themselves against Wales'England head coach Eddie Jones reiterates that he is not happy with his side's display against France, which he claims has left him feeling as though the Red Rose lost.
Feb 6, 22:27
Tributes flood in for Joost van der WesthuizenSports Mole rounds up some of the tributes paid to South African rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen following his death at the age of 45.
Feb 6, 14:58
South Africa legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies, aged 45Legendary former South Africa scrum-half Joost van der Westhuizen passes away at the age of 45 following a long battle with motor neurone disease.
Feb 6, 13:04
George Kruis ruled out of Six Nations with knee injuryEngland lock George Kruis will miss the entire Six Nations campaign having been told that he needs surgery on knee ligament damage.
Feb 5, 20:14
Mike Brown: 'Improvement required for Wales match'Mike Brown acknowledges that England have "lots to work on" before facing Wales in Cardiff next weekend after edging their way past France on Saturday.
Feb 5, 13:48
Nigel Owens: 'I asked doctor if I could be chemically castrated'Rugby World Cup referee Nigel Owens reveals that he went to a doctor and asked if he could be chemically castrated after realising that he was gay.
Feb 5, 10:40
Eddie Jones: 'Disjointed England must improve all over'Eddie Jones blames England's "disjointed" display against France on his players bringing their "club mentality" into their Six Nations campaign.
Feb 4, 20:31
Six Nations bonus points 'could be scrapped after just one season'John Feehan, the chief executive of the Six Nations, admits that he is against the implementation of the new bonus points system and suggests it could be scrapped.
Feb 3, 20:43
Dylan Hartley 'in a good place' ahead of Six Nations openerDylan Hartley claims that a "brutal" training camp in Portugal has him in top condition ahead of England's meeting with France, two months on from his last outing.
Feb 3, 20:14
Joe Marler recovers from leg fracture to make England team for Six Nations openerJoe Marler makes a stunning recovery from a leg fracture to be included in England's team for this weekend's opening Six Nations clash against France.
Feb 2, 10:16
George Kruis a doubt for England Six Nations openerEngland lock George Kruis is expected to miss his side's Six Nations opener against France at Twickenham having sustained knee ligament damage.
Feb 1, 20:38
Johnny Sexton ruled out of Six Nations openerIreland fly-half Johnny Sexton will miss his side's Six Nations opener with Scotland on Saturday having failed to recover from a calf injury.
Jan 31, 21:20
Anthony Watson ruled out of Six Nations openerEngland winger Anthony Watson will miss his side's opening two Six Nations fixtures having been ruled out for three to four weeks with a hamstring injury.
Jan 29, 20:33
Anthony Watson struck down by hamstring injuryAnthony Watson is to undergo a scan on a hamstring injury picked up during England's training preparations, which is likely to rule him out of the meeting with France.
Jan 27, 20:20
Two Aviva Premiership players test positive for use of cocaineTwo Aviva Premiership players tested positive for recreational drug use outside of competition time last season, the Rugby Football Union reveals.
Jan 26, 20:29
England rugby players told to ditch mobile phones by visual awareness coachEngland's new visual awareness coach Sherylle Calder has warned players that they must restrict their use of mobile phones if they are to enjoy sustained success.
Jan 24, 11:00
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