Rugby Union News

Jonathan Mills of Sale Sharks during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and Sales Sharks at Kingsholm on September 13, 2014
Jonathan Mills commits future to Sale Sharks
Jonathan Mills pens a new two-year deal at Sale Sharks, while the Aviva Premiership outfit also confirm the arrival of former player Neil Briggs.
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Geoff Parling looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on October 29, 2013
Geoff Parling "looking forward" to Exeter Chiefs move
Exeter Chiefs are to be boosted by the addition of England international lock Geoff Parling and Bath Rugby wing Olly Woodburn next season.
Jan 29, 07:15
Wales player George North bursts past Horacio Agulla to score the second Wales try during the International Match between Wales and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on November 16, 2013
Warren Gatland: 'George North not guaranteed to start against England'
Wales head coach Warren Gatland admits that George North may be left on the bench for the Six Nations opener against England.
Jan 29, 05:34
Tom Ryder of Glasgow Warriors beats Devin Toner of Leinster to the ball during the Heineken Cup match between Glasgow Warriors and Leinster at Firhill Stadium on January 15, 2012
Tom Ryder makes Northampton Saints switch
Glasgow Warriors lock Tom Ryder makes the switch to Northampton Saints for the remainder of the season.
Jan 28, 17:03
Wales captain Sam Warburton faces the media at the team announcement, ahead of their RBS six nations match against England on sunday, at the Vale Hotel on March 4, 2014
Wales captain Sam Warburton excited by England opener at Six Nations
Wales captain Sam Warburton admits that welcoming England to Cardiff is a "brilliant" way to start the Six Nations.
Jan 28, 16:29
France's rugby union national team head coach, Philippe Saint-Andre, gives a press conference to announce the team for the 6 nations rugby union match between France and England, on January 30, 2014
Philippe Saint-Andre backs French 'flair'
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre insists that there is still enough "flair" in his team to win the Six Nations.
Jan 28, 16:07
Ireland's Paul O'Connell in action against New Zealand during their International match on November 24, 2013
Ireland's Paul O'Connell unsure over retirement plans
Veteran Ireland skipper Paul O'Connell refuses to put a date on his potential retirement from the sport.
Jan 28, 13:38
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt: 'Favourites tag is a distraction'
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says that being labelled "favourites" in the Six Nations is a "distraction".
Jan 28, 13:23
Sale Sharks' Mark Cueto score a try against Northampton Saints during their Aviva Premiership match on September 27, 2013
Former England international Mark Cueto reveals retirement plans
Sale Sharks winger Mark Cueto announces that this season will be his last as a rugby player.
Jan 28, 12:16
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland: England have "so much strength in depth"
Wales head coach Warren Gatland plays down England's injury issues by insisting that they have "so much strength in depth".
Jan 28, 12:06
Brad Barritt catches the ball during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 25, 2014
Stuart Lancaster "pretty optimistic" over Brad Barritt, Geoff Parling
Stuart Lancaster is "pretty optimistic" that Brad Barritt and Geoff Parling will overcome knee injuries to face Italy in the Six Nations next month.
Jan 28, 11:39
Paul Doran Jones of England in action during the England training session at Loughborough University on August 12, 2013
Gloucester Rugby complete triple swoop
Gloucester Rugby strengthen their front-row options ahead of the 2015-16 season by signing Paul Doran-Jones, Paddy McAllister and Nicky Thomas.
Jan 28, 07:13
Nick Easter of Harlequins is tackled by Tom Fowlie of London Irish during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Harlequins at Twickenham Stadium on September 6, 2014
Nick Easter "buzzing" to be recalled by England
Nick Easter admits that he is "buzzing" to be back involved with England after being named in the Six Nations squad.
Jan 27, 21:59
Owen Farrell, poses during the England media session at Pennyhill Park on November 12, 2013
England's Owen Farrell to miss Six Nations
England fly-half Owen Farrell will miss the upcoming Six Nations with a knee ligament injury.
Jan 27, 15:05
Ally Hogg of Newcastle Falcons scores a try during the Aviva Premiership rugby match between Newcastle Falcons and London Welsh at Kingston Park on January 11, 2015
Ally Hogg extends Newcastle Falcons stay
Newcastle Falcons forward Ally Hogg signs a new two-year deal at Kingston Park.
Jan 27, 13:34
Worcester Warriors coach Shane Howarth during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks at the Sixways Stadium, on February 22, 2014
Backs coach Shane Howarth leaves Worcester Warriors
Worcester Warriors backs coach Shane Howarth exits the club by mutual consent.
Jan 27, 13:07
Sean Maitland of Scotland is tackled by Cian Healy and Peter O'Mahony during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on February 2, 2014
Scotland pair to miss start of Six Nations
Scotland pair David Denton and Sean Maitland are to miss the start of the Six Nations due to injury.
Jan 27, 12:34
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Bath duo pen contract extensions
Bath forwards Charlie Ewels and Tom Dunn sign fresh deals with the Aviva Premiership club.
Jan 27, 12:20
Will Collier of Harlequins poses for a picture during the photoshoot for BT Sport on August 18, 201
Harlequins prop Will Collier to miss rest of season with knee injury
Harlequins prop Will Collier is ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.
Jan 27, 11:47
Tom Croft of Leicester Tigers poses for a portrait at the photocall held at Welford Road on August 16, 2013
Tom Croft, Christian Day called up to England squad
Tom Croft and Christian Day are called up to England's Six Nations training squad as injury cover for Geoff Parling and Tom Wood.
Jan 26, 17:48
Frank Halai of the Blues passes during a Auckland Blues Super Rugby training session at Unitec on April 30, 2014
Wasps confirm Frank Halai arrival
Wasps announce that New Zealand wing Frank Halai will join the club at the end of the season.
Jan 26, 13:33
Bath's Kyle Eastmond scores a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and London Wasps at the Recreation Ground on February 22, 2014
England centre Kyle Eastmond doubtful for Six Nations opener
Bath centre Kyle Eastmond emerges as an injury doubt for the start of England's Six Nations campaign.
Jan 26, 13:02
England Head Coach Gary Street looks on during an England Training Session during the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup 2014 at Stade Montelievres on August 15, 2014
Gary Street steps down from role as England Women's head coach
The RFU announces that Gary Street has left his post as England Women's head coach with immediate effect.
Jan 26, 12:40
Will Fraser during a media session to preview the Heineken Cup semi final match between Saracens and Toulon at Twickenham Stadium on April 18, 2013
Saracens forward Will Fraser to miss rest of season
Saracens forward Will Fraser is to sit out the rest of the season because of a persistent back injury.
Jan 26, 12:02
Brendan McKibbin of the Waratahs celebrates winning the Super Rugby Grand Final match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium on August 2, 2014
Brendan McKibbin signs London Irish deal
London Irish sign scrum-half Brendan McKibbin from Waratahs on a two-year contract.
Jan 26, 11:44
England's Owen Farrell scores a try against Australia during their QBE International match on November 2, 2013
Owen Farrell doubtful for Six Nations opener with knee injury
England fly-half Owen Farrell is doubtful for England's Six Nations clash with Wales next week, with a knee injury.
Jan 26, 04:50
Adam Jones of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millenium Stadium on February 1, 2014
Warren Gatland: 'Adam Jones key in Wales' success'
Warren Gatland claims that the retired Adam Jones played a "huge part" in Wales' success during his international career.
Jan 25, 22:57
Mike Ford, head coach of Bath looks on before the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Newcastle Falcons at the Recreation Ground on February 8, 2014
Mike Ford ready for Bath's "huge" Champions Cup quarter-final clash
Mike Ford is already looking ahead to his side's European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final meeting with Leinster having progressed through Pool Two this afternoon.
Jan 25, 18:30
Lewis Moody takes part in activities during the national rollout of Premiership Rugby's award-winning social inclusion programme HITZ on December 3, 2013
Lewis Moody challenges England to 'smash Wales off the park'
Former captain Lewis Moody challenges England to start their Six Nations campaign by 'smashing Wales off the park' when the two sides meet in Cardiff.
Jan 25, 12:55
Brad Barritt catches the ball during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 25, 2014
Brad Barritt: 'Versatility is key to my game'
England and Saracens star Brad Barritt insists that he has proved "countless times" that he is able to play in a number of positions for both club and country.
Jan 25, 08:15
Steve Diamond the Director of Rugby of Sale Sharks during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Sale Sharks at Kingsholm Stadium on September 7, 2013
Steve Diamond: 'Sale Sharks looking to pile further misery on Munster'
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond insists that all the pressure is on Munster in their final European Rugby Champions Cup Pool One fixture of the season.
Jan 25, 07:15
Eoin Reddan of Leinster kicks the ball upfield during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leinster and Wasps at the RDS Arena on October 19, 2014
Dave Kearney, Eoin Reddan doubts for Ireland opener
Leinster coach Matt O'Connor reveals that Ireland pair Dave Kearney and Eoin Reddan may miss the start of the Six Nations through shoulder and knee injuries.
Jan 25, 04:57
Adam Jones of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millenium Stadium on February 1, 2014
Wales prop Adam Jones quits international rugby
Cardiff prop Adam Jones quits international rugby following his omission from Wales's Six Nations squad.
Jan 24, 23:29
Danny Cipriani of Sale Sharks converts a try against Worcester Warriors during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks at the Sixways Stadium, on February 22, 2014
Danny Cipriani set for new Sale deal
England international fly-half Danny Cipriani looks set to sign a new contract with the Sale Sharks after turning down a move to Toulon.
Jan 24, 16:20
Quade Cooper of Australia scores a try during the International match between Ireland and Australia at Aviva Stadium on November 16, 2013
Quade Cooper faces long injury layoff after fracturing collar bone
Quade Cooper will miss the opening rounds of the new Super Rugby season after fracturing his collar bone.
Jan 24, 14:19
Gregor Townsend, the Glasgow coach issues instructions during the Heineken Cup Pool 2 match between Toulon and Glasgow Warriors at the Felix Mayol Stadium on October 13, 2013
Gregor Townsend: Glasgow Warriors prepared for "massive" Bath clash
Gregor Townsend insists that his Glasgow Warriors players are "really looking forward" to taking on an in-form Bath side this weekend.
Jan 24, 06:47
Tom Homer of London Irish poses at the photocall held on August 5, 2014
Tom Homer to leave London Irish at end of season
London Irish confirm that utility back Tom Homer will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Jan 23, 13:31
James Wilson of Northampton Saints is tackled by Alex Tait of Newcastle Falcons during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Newcastle Falcons at Franklin's Gardens on November 23, 2013
Alex Tait pens Newcastle Falcons contract extension
Newcastle Falcons full-back Alex Tait signs a new two-year deal at Kingston Park.
Jan 23, 12:19
Gavin Henson of London Welsh in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Welsh at Allianz Park on March 3, 2013
Gavin Henson to leave Bath for Bristol at end of the season
Bath announce that Gavin Henson will leave the club at the end of the season to join Bristol.
Jan 23, 11:30
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Ireland name extended Six Nations, Wolfhounds squad
Ireland name an extended 46-man squad for the upcoming Six Nations tournament, as well as the Wolfhounds' match against England Saxons.
Jan 22, 18:03