Rugby Union News
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.
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
Teimana Harrison only change for England ahead of third Australia TestEngland select Teimana Harrison at openside flanker as they aim to complete a series whitewash over Australia on Saturday.
Jun 23, 17:53
Wales make two changes for final Test against New ZealandWales make two changes for their final Test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Saturday, Rob Evans replacing Gethin Jenkins and Tomas Francis coming in for Samson Lee.
Jun 22, 21:39
Gethin Jenkins, Bradley Davies and Josh Turnbull ruled out of third NZ TestWales forwards Gethin Jenkins, Bradley Davies and Josh Turnbull will miss the third and final Test in New Zealand due to injury.
Jun 22, 19:59
England's Eddie Jones backs Dylan Hartley for British and Irish Lions captaincyEngland head coach Eddie Jones backs Dylan Hartley for the role of British and Irish Lions captain in New Zealand next year.
Jun 21, 22:57
Eddie Jones: 'Series whitewash would make England second best team in world'England head coach Eddie Jones claims that completing a series whitewash against Australia would give his side the right to call themselves the second best in the world.
Jun 20, 13:26
Steve Hansen: 'Michael Cheika being bullied by Eddie Jones'New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen claims that Australia have been bullied on and off the field by England during this summer's tour.
Jun 20, 12:45
Eddie Jones plays down James Haskell, Jack Nowell injury concernsEngland head coach Eddie Jones is confident that James Haskell and Jack Nowell will be fit to feature in his side's third Test against Australia.
Jun 20, 12:32
England pair James Haskell, Jack Nowell 'to miss final Australia Test'England duo James Haskell and Jack Nowell are reportedly set to miss their side's final Test against Australia in Sydney with leg and head injuries respectively.
Jun 19, 14:36
Chris Robshaw: 'England showed character against Australia'Chris Robshaw hails England's character after they beat Australia in the second Test.
Jun 18, 22:17
Rory Best: 'Mistakes cost Ireland victory over South Africa'Rory Best suggests that Irish mistakes cost them the chance to beat South Africa in the second Test.
Jun 18, 20:41
Eddie Jones pleased with England "rope-a-dope" win against AustraliaEddie Jones pays tribute to his England team after they claimed a historic Test series victory in Australia.
Jun 18, 20:17
George Ford, Jack Nowell recalled by England for second Australia TestGeorge Ford and Jack Nowell are set to return to the England starting XV for Saturday's second Test against Australia in Melbourne.
Jun 16, 17:00
Quinn Roux set for Ireland debut in second Test against South AfricaIreland head coach Joe Schmidt makes five changes for his side's second Test against South Africa, with Quinn Roux set for his debut against the country of his birth.
Jun 16, 16:48
Australia make four changes ahead of second England Test in MelbourneMichael Cheika's Australia make four changes to their pack for their second Test against England in Melbourne on Saturday.
Jun 15, 21:02
Sam Whitelock, Israel Dagg return for New Zealand in second Wales TestNew Zealand recall Sam Whitelock and Israel Dagg for the second Test against Wales in Wellington on Saturday.
Jun 15, 20:49
Report: George Ford to make England starting XV in second Australia TestReports suggest that George Ford will start England's second Test against Australia in Melbourne, replacing Luther Burrell at fly-half and shifting Owen Farrell to inside centre.
Jun 15, 20:32
Maro Itoje: 'England preparation and player quality gives me confidence'England lock Maro Itoje says that he is not "overawed" by high-profile matches because of the confidence he has in his teammates' quality and attention to preparation.
Jun 12, 22:23
David Pocock out of Australia's Tests against England with fractured eye socketAustralia forward David Pocock will miss the remaining two Tests of the series against England after fracturing his eye socket in Saturday's 39-28 defeat.
Jun 12, 20:31
Joe Schmidt defends CJ Stander red card against South AfricaJoe Schmidt defends CJ Stander over his red card during Ireland victory against South Africa in the first Test.
Jun 12, 16:49
Warren Gatland 'excited' by New Zealand testWales head coach Warren Gatland is excited about the prospect of taking on back-to-back world champions New Zealand in their summer tour.
Jun 9, 12:44
Owen Farrell in at fly-half, George Ford out for EnglandEngland coach Eddie Jones drops George Ford and names Owen Farrell at fly-half for the first Test with Australia.
Jun 9, 10:23
Mako Vunipola wary of Australia scrumEngland prop Mako Vunipola admits that he is wary of Australia's scrum ahead of the first Test of their summer tour Down Under.
Jun 8, 22:18
New Zealand pair Ardie Savea, Seta Tamanivalu set for debuts against WalesNew Zealand duo Ardie Savea and Seta Tamanivalu are in line to make their international debuts for the All Blacks against Wales at Eden Park.
Jun 8, 21:13
Alun Wyn Jones to win 100th cap for Wales against New ZealandAlun Wyn Jones will win his 100th cap for Wales during the first Test of their summer tour of New Zealand, while captain Sam Warburton also returns from injury.
Jun 8, 20:44
Dylan Hartley desperate to take "huge opportunity" Down UnderDylan Hartley claims that England can get the better of Australia in the upcoming three-Test series, which he describes as a "huge opportunity".
Jun 5, 11:57