Rugby Union News

George North in action at a Wales training session on August 4, 2015
Wales wing George North likely to miss autumn internationals
Wales wing George North looks set to miss his nation's internationals after suffering a sprain to his posterior cruciate ligament.
Oct 17, 21:21
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland not interested in next British and Irish Lions tour
Warren Gatland insists that he will not be taking charge of the British and Irish Lions in 2021 and will "let someone else reinvent the wheel".
Oct 17, 21:07
Director of Rugby for Northampton Saints Jim Mallinder during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Northampton Saints at the AJ Bell Stadium on November 1, 2015
Jim Mallinder praises "exceptional" Saracens after defeat at Franklin's Gardens
Jim Mallinder concedes that Saracens "are a better side" than Northampton Saints after his team went down 57-13 in their European Rugby Champions Cup opener.
Oct 15, 22:10
England's Jack Nowell in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Jack Nowell doubtful for England's Autumn Internationals
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter reveals that Jack Nowell may miss England's Autumn Internationals after fracturing his cheek against Newcastle Falcons.
Oct 11, 15:52
England's Billy Vunipola in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Jack Clifford replaces Billy Vunipola in England training squad
Injured Saracens ace Billy Vunipola is replaced by Jack Clifford in England's 33-man squad for their three-day training camp in Oxford.
Sep 24, 10:20
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Mark McCall fears the worst for injury victim Billy Vunipola
Billy Vunipola picks up a knee injury in Saracens' 41-13 win over Sale Sharks, which director of rugby Mark McCall admits "did not look great".
Sep 23, 20:36
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Marcus Smith named in 33-man England training squad
Jonathan Joseph, Kyle Sinckler, George Kruis and James Haskell all miss out on England's 33-man training squad, while Marcus Smith and Tom Dunn are included.
Sep 22, 09:34
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Sean O'Brien criticises British and Irish Lions coaching setup
Sean O'Brien claims that the British and Irish Lions could have defeated New Zealand with more effective coaching.
Sep 21, 22:36
Danny Cipriani during a Wasps training session on May 22, 2017
Danny Cipriani sidelined for up to three months with knee injury
Premiership giants Wasps confirm that England fly-half Danny Cipriani will be out of action out for up to three months with a knee injury.
Sep 19, 20:41
England's Eddie Jones and Dylan Hartley on June 18, 2016
England to face New Zealand in 2018
England will face New Zealand for the first time in four years as part of the 2018 Autumn Internationals.
Sep 13, 11:38
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 ruled out for four months with neck injury
Cardiff Blues and Wales flanker Sam Warburton is to undergo surgery on his neck which will likely rule him out for up to four months.
Sep 12, 15:02
Manu Tuilagi holds onto the ball during the England captain's run at the Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2013
Manu Tuilagi to miss England Autumn Internationals due to knee injury
Manu Tuilagi is unavailable for England's Autumn Internationals this November after suffering a knee injury in Leicester Tigers' Premiership opener against Bath.
Sep 8, 18:20
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Pep Guardiola made me a better coach'
England head coach Eddie Jones speaks of how he became a better coach after watching one of Pep Guardiola's training sessions at Bayern Munich.
Sep 5, 21:24
A general view of the match ball is tackled seen during the Super Rugby trial match between the Waratahs and the Blues at Allianz Stadium on February 7, 2014
Sale Sharks prop Eifion Lewis-Roberts forced into retirement
Sale Sharks legend Eifion Lewis-Roberts calls time on his playing career after failing to recover from an injury picked up against Bristol Rugby last October.
Sep 1, 15:26
Owen Farrell majestically hoists the trophy aloft after the Aviva Premiership final between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs on May 28, 2016
Owen Farrell pens new long-term deal with Saracens
England fly-half Owen Farrell targets more major honours with Saracens after signing a new five-year contract at Allianz Park.
Aug 29, 18:33
Denny Solomona of London Broncos during the Super League match between London Broncos and Catalan Dragons at Etihad Stadium on May 17, 2014
Denny Solomona determined to win back England place
Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona is determined to win back his England place after being sent home early from a pre-season training camp.
Aug 23, 21:47
New Zealand's Kieran Read scores his team's seventh try against Wales during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup on October 17, 2015.
Kieran Read blown away by first-half showing from New Zealand
New Zealand captain Kieran Read says that he found his side's dominant first-half showing against Australia "pretty surreal", as the Kiwis cruised to a 54-34 victory.
Aug 19, 22:40
England's Manusamoa Tuilagi celebrates after scoring a try against Italy during the Six Nations match on March 15, 2014
Dylan Hartley backs Manu Tuilagi, Denny Solomona to earn England recalls
Dylan Hartley challenges Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to prove their worth to England boss Eddie Jones after being sent home early from last week's training camp.
Aug 16, 15:55
Jonny May in action during an England training session on August 4, 2015
Premiership clubs close contract loophole after Jonny May deal
English Premiership clubs vote in favour of closing the contract loophole that enabled Jonny May to join Leicester Tigers.
Aug 10, 20:23
Manu Tuilagi holds onto the ball during the England captain's run at the Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2013
Manu Tuilagi, Denny Solomona sent home from England training camp
The Rugby Football Union confirms that England pair Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona were sent home from a three-day training camp over "team culture issues".
Aug 7, 12:59
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny raises a smile during training ahead of the start of the RBS Six Nations on January 28, 2014
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny joins Scarlets on national dual contract
Leigh Halfpenny pens a three-year contract with Scarlets in a deal partly funded by the Welsh Rugby Union.
Aug 4, 20:48
Jonny May in action during an England training session on August 4, 2015
Leicester Tigers 'to sign Jonny May from Gloucester Rugby'
A report claims that Jonny May is to join Leicester Tigers from Gloucester Rugby in a cash-plus-player deal that will involve Ed Slater heading the opposite way.
Aug 2, 22:19
Stephen Moore poses during an Australian Wallabies portrait session at Lake Kawana on July 6, 2015
Australia captain Stephen Moore to quit international rugby
Australia hooker Stephen Moore confirms that he is to quit international rugby by the end of the year and also steps down as Wallabies captain.
Jul 27, 12:59
Dylan Hartley of Northampton Saints during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Wasps at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2015
Dylan Hartley pens new Northampton Saints deal and is reappointed captain
Northampton Saints announce that England captain Dylan Hartley has signed a new contract with the Premiership side and has been reappointed as their skipper.
Jul 19, 22:09
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 refuses to rule out third British and Irish Lions tour
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland refuses to rule out returning for a third stint in charge of the team for the planned tour of South Africa in 2021.
Jul 8, 19:53
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 "gutted" by British and Irish Lions draw
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton admits that he did not know how to feel after his side's tour of New Zealand ended in a draw.
Jul 8, 15:50
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
British and Irish Lions name unchanged XV for New Zealand series decider
The British and Irish Lions name an unchanged team for the first time since 1993 for Saturday's third and decisive Test against New Zealand.
Jul 5, 20:48
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 expects backlash from New Zealand in final Test
Warren Gatland warns his British and Irish Lions players to beware a big response from New Zealand after 'poking the bear' with victory in their last meeting.
Jul 3, 21:23
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
Sean O'Brien cleared to face New Zealand after citing case dismissed
Sean O'Brien is given the green light to feature in the British and Irish Lions' third and final Test against New Zealand, but Sonny Bill Williams is banned.
Jul 2, 13:43
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 "a pretty happy clown" after second-Test victory
Warren Gatland says that he is "proud" of the British and Irish Lions' display to beat New Zealand in Wellington, joking that he is now a "pretty happy clown".
Jul 1, 11:08
Courtney Lawes of England in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Sean Fitzpatrick backs Courtney Lawes to start second Test against New Zealand
Sean Fitzpatrick expects Courtney Lawes to start the British and Irish Lions' second Test against New Zealand, while also tipping Iain Henderson to play a part.
Jun 28, 21:31
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: 'I couldn't devalue the British and Irish Lions jersey'
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland 'understands' why eyebrows were raised by his use of replacements in the 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes.
Jun 27, 21:19
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: 'British and Irish Lions can have no complaints'
Warren Gatland admits that New Zealand "dominated" certain aspects of the first Test meeting in Auckland, but is confident that the British and Irish Lions can improve.
Jun 24, 14:34
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
Peter O'Mahony to lead British and Irish Lions in first Test
Peter O'Mahony will skipper the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand in next weekend's first Test, while Liam Williams and Elliot Daly are handed starting spots.
Jun 21, 20:31
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Kieran Read on course for first British and Irish Lions Test
New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster confirms that captain Kieran Read is well on course to return from injury in time for Saturday's first Test against the Lions.
Jun 20, 23:00
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: 'British and Irish Lions continually improving'
Warren Gatland hopes that the British and Irish Lions have hit peak form ahead of their first Test meeting with New Zealand, having recorded back-to-back wins.
Jun 20, 17:08