Rugby Union News
Wales wing George North likely to miss autumn internationalsWales wing George North looks set to miss his nation's internationals after suffering a sprain to his posterior cruciate ligament.
Oct 17, 21:21
Warren Gatland not interested in next British and Irish Lions tourWarren 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
Jim Mallinder praises "exceptional" Saracens after defeat at Franklin's GardensJim 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
Jack Nowell doubtful for England's Autumn InternationalsExeter 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
Jack Clifford replaces Billy Vunipola in England training squadInjured 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
Mark McCall fears the worst for injury victim Billy VunipolaBilly 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
Marcus Smith named in 33-man England training squadJonathan 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
Sean O'Brien criticises British and Irish Lions coaching setupSean O'Brien claims that the British and Irish Lions could have defeated New Zealand with more effective coaching.
Sep 21, 22:36
Danny Cipriani sidelined for up to three months with knee injuryPremiership 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 to face New Zealand in 2018England will face New Zealand for the first time in four years as part of the 2018 Autumn Internationals.
Sep 13, 11:38
Sam Warburton ruled out for four months with neck injuryCardiff 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 to miss England Autumn Internationals due to knee injuryManu 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: '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
Sale Sharks prop Eifion Lewis-Roberts forced into retirementSale 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 pens new long-term deal with SaracensEngland 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 determined to win back England placeSale 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
Kieran Read blown away by first-half showing from New ZealandNew 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
Dylan Hartley backs Manu Tuilagi, Denny Solomona to earn England recallsDylan 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
Premiership clubs close contract loophole after Jonny May dealEnglish Premiership clubs vote in favour of closing the contract loophole that enabled Jonny May to join Leicester Tigers.
Aug 10, 20:23
Manu Tuilagi, Denny Solomona sent home from England training campThe 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 full-back Leigh Halfpenny joins Scarlets on national dual contractLeigh Halfpenny pens a three-year contract with Scarlets in a deal partly funded by the Welsh Rugby Union.
Aug 4, 20:48
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
Australia captain Stephen Moore to quit international rugbyAustralia 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 pens new Northampton Saints deal and is reappointed captainNorthampton 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
Warren Gatland refuses to rule out third British and Irish Lions tourBritish 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 "gutted" by British and Irish Lions drawBritish 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
British and Irish Lions name unchanged XV for New Zealand series deciderThe 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
Warren Gatland expects backlash from New Zealand in final TestWarren 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
Sean O'Brien cleared to face New Zealand after citing case dismissedSean 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
Warren Gatland "a pretty happy clown" after second-Test victoryWarren 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
Sean Fitzpatrick backs Courtney Lawes to start second Test against New ZealandSean 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
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
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
Peter O'Mahony to lead British and Irish Lions in first TestPeter 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
Kieran Read on course for first British and Irish Lions TestNew 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
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