Rugby Union News
Andrew Mehrtens, Justin Marshall join BBC's World Cup coverageFormer All Blacks Andrew Mehrtens and Justin Marshall join the BBC for their coverage of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Heyneke Meyer unveils World Cup team, Marcell Coetzee, Cornal Hendricks miss outSouth Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer names his Rugby World Cup 31-man squad, with regulars in recent years Marcell Coetzee and Cornal Hendricks missing out.
Kiwi bets £55,000 on New Zealand to fail to retain World CupA New Zealander has bet £55,000 on his own country to fail to retain this year's Rugby World Cup.
England centre Brad Barritt hails 'bold' Rugby World Cup squadBrad Barritt credits England coach Stuart Lancaster for including Sam Burgess and Henry Slade in his Rugby World Cup squad.
Australia extend David Pocock, Kurtley Beale contractsThe Australia Rugby Union have extended the contracts of players Kurtley Beale and David Pocock.
Aug 28, 12:42
Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter: 'Henry Slade deserves England call-up'Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter claims that Henry Slade deserves his place in England's Rugby World Cup squad despite a lack of international experience.
Aug 28, 12:03
Jonah Lomu: 'Weight of Wales on George North's shoulders'Jonah Lomu warns George North about the expectations that Wales will have of him when he returns to the national team to play Ireland.
Aug 28, 11:09
England coach Stuart Lancaster: 'Sam Burgess in Rugby World Cup squad on merit'England coach Stuart Lancaster insists that Sam Burgess is worthy of his place in the Rugby World Cup squad.
Aug 27, 16:12
Sam Burgess makes England Rugby World Cup squadSam Burgess is named in the England squad for the Rugby World Cup.
Aug 27, 13:45
Gloucester Rugby prop Sila Puafisi to join Glasgow WarriorsGloucester Rugby confirm that Tonga international prop Sila Puafisi will join Glasgow Warriors after the Rugby World Cup.
Aug 27, 12:29
World Rugby wants assurances from Japan over 2019 World CupWorld Rugby wants Japan to provide a new proposal for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and prove "financial security" after Tokyo's National Stadium was dropped as a venue.
Aug 27, 07:33
Report: England pick George Kruis over Dave Attwood in World Cup squadStuart Lancaster reportedly opts for lock George Kruis over Dave Attwood for England's World Cup squad.
Aug 26, 22:57
Danny Cipriani left out of England's World Cup squad?Numerous reports claim that Danny Cipriani will not be included in the England squad for next month's Rugby World Cup.
Aug 26, 14:32
Aaron Smith signs New Zealand Rugby contract extensionAll Blacks scrum-half Aaron Smith pens a four-year contract extension with New Zealand Rugby.
Aug 26, 13:22
Alex Lewington pens London Irish contract extensionLondon Irish confirm that winger Alex Lewington has penned a new deal with the Aviva Premiership club.
Aug 26, 11:06
England forwards coach Graham Rowntree hints at Dylan Hartley returnEngland forwards coach Graham Rowntree suggests that Dylan Hartley could be part of the team's Rugby World Cup squad despite his ban for headbutting an opponent.
Aug 25, 16:07
Gerald Davies backs Wales to progress at Rugby World CupEx-Wales wing Gerald Davies believes that the current team is more than capable of qualifying from Pool A at the Rugby World Cup.
Aug 25, 12:16
Matt Dawson "surprised" by England defeat reactionEngland's defeat France is not a disaster, according to former scrum-half Matt Dawson.
Aug 25, 05:30
Kevan Mealamu announces retirement after World CupNew Zealand's Kevan Mealamu confirms that he will retire after this year's Rugby World Cup.
Aug 25, 04:00
Ali Williams blasts England for overlooking Steffon ArmitageSteffon Armitage should have been included in England's Rugby World Cup squad, says ex-New Zealand star Ali Williams.
Aug 25, 03:03
Report: Henry Slade to make England World Cup squadHenry Slade is to be included in England's Rugby World Cup squad, according to reports.
Aug 25, 02:52
Marco Bortolami omitted from Italy's Rugby World Cup squadMarco Bortolami misses the cut on Italy's 31-man Rugby World Cup squad, while Michele Visentin and Robert Barbieri are also overlooked.
Aug 24, 19:01
Will Greenwood talks up George Ford's England prospectsWill Greenwood believes that George Ford will get the nod to start England's final Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.
Aug 24, 16:33
Scotland release seven players from World Cup squadScotland release seven players from their World Cup squad ahead of next month's tournament.
Aug 24, 14:16
Richie Mathers banned for breaching betting rulesLondon Broncos full-back Richie Mathers is suspended from all rugby league for six months after breaching betting rules.
Aug 24, 09:50
Philippe Saint-Andre leaves Francois Trinh-Duc out of France World Cup squadFrance head coach Philippe Saint-Andre drops five plays from his initial World Cup squad, including Montpellier fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc.
Aug 23, 13:55
Stuart Lancaster: 'England deserved to lose'Stuart Lancaster admits that England deserved to lose their Rugby World Cup warm-up match against France.
Aug 23, 13:35
Eddie Butler: 'Frederic Michalak becomes France fly-half'Frederic Michalak's display against England will be enough for him to become first-choice fly-half for France, says Eddie Butler.
Aug 23, 11:21
George Ford hails "brilliant" Sam BurgessSam Burgess would seamlessly fit into England's World Cup squad, says fly-half George Ford.
Aug 23, 11:01
Clive Woodward labels Danny Cipriani as a "super player" after his England cameoDanny Cipriani "made a huge difference" to England against France yesterday after he came off the bench, says Clive Woodward.
Aug 23, 09:31
Vern Cotter: 'Scotland have plenty to work on ahead of Rugby World Cup'Coach Vern Cotter says that Scotland need to improve ahead of next month's Rugby World Cup.
Aug 23, 08:55
Chris Robshaw: 'France defeat is a wake-up call'England captain Chris Robshaw criticises their first-half display after a 25-20 defeat to France.
Aug 22, 22:18
Mike Brown insists he is over concussion after five-month lay-offMike Brown insists that he is over the concussion that left him out of rugby for five months and is focusing on returning to his best for England.
Aug 22, 14:54
Luther Burrell 'under pressure' to perform against FranceLuther Burrell must play well against France to guarantee him a place in England's World Cup squad, says Will Greenwood.
Aug 22, 14:37
Jeff Wilson shocked by James Horwill axeFormer All Black Jeff Wilson admits that he is stunned by the decision to leave James Horwill out of Australia's Rugby World Cup squad.
Aug 21, 13:31
Brian O'Driscoll: 'Sam Burgess not up to international rugby union speed'Brian O'Driscoll claims that Sam Burgess's place in the England squad for the Rugby World Cup is far from secure.
Aug 21, 12:17
Fiji name experienced World Cup squadFiji coach John McKee names a strong squad for the Rugby World Cup with Akapusi Qera continuing as captain.
Aug 21, 09:20
James Horwill left out of Australia's Rugby World Cup squadJames Horwill is not included in Australia's 31-man squad for next month's Rugby World Cup.
Aug 21, 08:44
Three Scotland debutants to face ItalyThree debutants are named in the Scotland starting lineup for their clash with Italy in Rome.
Aug 20, 15:02
Frederic Michalak returns for France against EnglandFrederic Michalak returns to the France starting lineup for their clash with England in Paris.
Aug 20, 14:43