Rugby Union News

The Six Nations trophy before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millennium stadium on February 1, 2014
RFU chief Ian Ritchie wants Six Nations cut to six weeks
The Six Nations will benefit from being reduced from seven weeks to six, according to Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie.
Mar 25, 13:36
Ireland's no. 8 Jamie Heaslip evades a tackle from Scotland's full back Stuart Hogg during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on February 2, 2014
Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney doubtful for British and Irish Lions selection
Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney undergo surgery on a back and knee injury respectively, potentially seeing them miss out on a call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad.
Mar 24, 17:24
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Warren Gatland: 'Dylan Hartley still in contention for Lions captaincy'
Warren Gatland talks up Dylan Hartley's credentials for the British and Irish Lions captaincy, insisting that the hooker has done a "fantastic" job for England.
Mar 20, 21:31
George North in action at a Wales training session on August 4, 2015
France to face punishment over bite on George North?
Six Nations Rugby confirm that there could still be action taken against a French player following allegations that Wales winger George North was bitten in Saturday's win.
Mar 19, 21:52
Rory Best passes the ball during the British and Irish Lions training session held at Scotch College on June 27, 2013
Rory Best hails "monumental" Ireland performance
Ireland captain Rory Best expresses his pride after halting England's record-equalling 18-match winning streak with a 13-9 victory in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:13
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Ireland deserved victory over England'
England head coach Eddie Jones admits that his side were beaten by a better team during their Grand Slam-denying 13-9 defeat to Ireland in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:00
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Dylan Hartley: 'England still have work to do'
England captain Dylan Hartley admits that his side's 13-9 defeat to Ireland is proof that there is still room for improvement for the Six Nations champions.
Mar 18, 21:52
Danny Care runs through the slalom poles during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on October 28, 2013
Danny Care: England "not thinking about records"
Danny Care says that beating Ireland this weekend will be a "huge achievement" for England, but he is only focused on getting the job done and not breaking records.
Mar 17, 20:38
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Billy Vunipola, Anthony Watson to start for England in Grand Slam decider
England head coach Eddie Jones names Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson in his starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations Grand Slam showdown in Ireland.
Mar 16, 10:16
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
Warren Gatland: 'Top players will miss out on British and Irish Lions selection'
Warren Gatland admits that he is "excited about the potential" in the British and Irish Lions' playing ranks, but says picking a final squad is going to be very tough.
Mar 15, 22:10
Wales forward Ken Owens in action as Adam Jones looks on during the Wales training session at the Vale Hotel on February 11, 2014
Wales unchanged for Six Nations clash against France
Wales name an unchanged side for Saturday's Six Nations finale against France.
Mar 15, 10:23
Jonny Sexton kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Jonny Sexton, Conor Murray fit to face England
Ireland half-backs Jonny Sexton and Conor Murray are fit to face England during Saturday's Six Nations finale in Dublin.
Mar 13, 15:12
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'England will not lose to Ireland'
England head coach Eddie Jones insists that his side will not lose to Ireland when they go in search of a record 19th successive victory on Saturday.
Mar 13, 14:28
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Fraser Brown cited for dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly
Scotland hooker Fraser Brown is cited for a dangerous tackle on England winger Elliot Daly during the opening minutes of his side's 61-21 defeat at Twickenham.
Mar 13, 13:40
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'This is just the start for England'
England head coach Eddie Jones praises his players following their latest Six Nations triumph and claims that they will only continue to improve in the coming years.
Mar 11, 19:54
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Billy Vunipola named on England bench for Six Nations meeting with Scotland
Billy Vunipola is named on the bench for England's Six Nations fixture with Scotland on Saturday as Eddie Jones makes three changes to his starting XV.
Mar 9, 11:27
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Steve Borthwick coy on Billy Vunipola inclusion for Scotland match
Steve Borthwick talks up the ability of Billy Vunipola, but refuses to be drawn into suggestions that he is in line to start against Scotland on Saturday.
Mar 8, 13:40
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Billy Vunipola in line for England start?
Fit-again number eight Billy Vunipola is expected to make an immediate return to the England starting lineup after pictures hinted at the team's plans to face Scotland.
Mar 7, 17:40
George North in action at a Wales training session on August 4, 2015
George North warned about form by defence coach Shaun Edwards
Shaun Edwards believes that George North's previous reputation is enough to keep him in the Wales side, despite facing criticism for his display against Scotland.
Mar 6, 18:46
Ireland wing Andrew Trimble warms up ahead of the Six Nations International rugby union match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva stadium in Dublin on March 8, 2014
Ireland winger Andrew Trimble ruled out of Six Nations
Ireland winger Andrew Trimble is ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations with a hand injury, being replaced in the squad by Ulster teammate Tommy Bowe.
Mar 5, 18:14
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones threatens to retire from rugby due to Italy tactics
Eddie Jones is unhappy with the tactics used by Italy against England, claiming that Sunday's Six Nations clash at Twickenham 'was not rugby'.
Feb 26, 19:45
Scotland's flanker John Hardie is pictured before the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on September 5, 2015.
John Hardie ruled out of Six Nations
Scotland's John Hardie is ruled out of the Six Nations games with England and Italy through injury.
Feb 26, 13:57
Vern Cotter, Head Coach of Scotland looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Vern Cotter eyeing Twickenham Six Nations victory
Vern Cotter claims that his Scotland team are "on a roll" ahead of the Six Nations clash with England.
Feb 26, 13:30
Sam Warburton of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
Sam Warburton: 'Wales are playing for pride in final Six Nations games'
Sam Warburton says that Wales only have pride left to play for in the Six Nations after defeat against Scotland.
Feb 26, 13:11
Ali Williams of Toulon dives over to score a last minute try during the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final match between RC Toulon and Wasps at the Felix Mayol Stadium on April 5, 2015
Ali Williams, James O'Connor arrested on drugs charges
Former New Zealand lock Ali Williams and ex-Australia back James O'Connor are arrested after allegedly attempting to purchase cocaine.
Feb 25, 21:32
Japan head coach Eddie Jones ahead of the Rugby World Cup game with Scotland on September 23, 2015
Eddie Jones 'feels sorry' for Claudio Ranieri
England rugby head coach Eddie Jones says that he 'feels sorry' for Claudio Ranieri after his surprise sacking by Leicester City.
Feb 24, 18:17
Owen Farrell kicks a penalty during the international Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016
Four changes for England against Italy
Eddie Jones makes four changes to his England side to take on Italy in the Six Nations this weekend.
Feb 24, 10:11
Luther Burrell of Northampton breaks away from Jonathan Joseph to score an interception try during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Northampton Saints at the Recreation Ground on December 5, 2015
Northampton Saints give 11 players new deals
Northampton Saints announce new deals for 11 players from its senior squad, including Christian Day, Luther Burrell and Ken Pisi.
Feb 24, 09:36
Vern Cotter, Head Coach of Scotland looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
John Barclay to captain much-changed Scotland against Wales
Flanker John Barclay will captain Scotland against Wales in the absence of the injured Greig Laidlaw as Vern Cotter makes five changes to his side.
Feb 23, 15:24
Jonny Sexton kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Johnny Sexton returns for Ireland against France
Johnny Sexton returns to the Ireland starting lineup after a calf injury in one of three changes to the side ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with France.
Feb 23, 14:16
Tommaso Allen of Italy prepares to kick a conversion in the second half during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Italy and Canada at Elland Road on September 26, 2015 in Leeds England.
Italy make four changes for England clash
Italy head coach Conor O'Shea makes four changes to his side for Sunday's Six Nations clash with holders England at Twickenham.
Feb 22, 18:23
George North in action at a Wales training session on August 4, 2015
George North back in Wales squad for Six Nations clash against Scotland
George North returns to the Wales team for this Saturday's Six Nations clash against Scotland after recovering from a bruised thigh.
Feb 22, 10:02
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
England welcome back Vunipola brothers ahead of Italy clash
Mako 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
Jonny Sexton kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Ireland trio expected to be fit for France clash
Ireland 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
Alun Wyn Jones of Wales in action during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014
Brian O'Driscoll, Martin Johnson back Alun Wyn Jones for Lions captaincy
Former 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
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Former Australia lock Dan Vickerman dies, aged 37
The 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 of Scotland is tackled during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on September 23, 2015
Josh Strauss ruled out for rest of Six Nations
Scotland 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 of Sale Sharks during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Sale Sharks at The Ricoh Arena on January 4, 2015
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
Greig Laidlaw of Scotland passes the ball during the international friendly match against Japan on June 18, 2016
Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw to miss remainder of Six Nations
Greig 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
George Ford runs to score a try for England on March 21, 2015
England fly-half George Ford returns to Leicester Tigers from Bath
England fly-half George Ford returns to Leicester Tigers from Bath for the 2017-18 season.
Feb 14, 11:12



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