Rugby

Manu Tuilagi can help England do some "serious damage" at the Rugby World Cup, according to former England international Andy Goode. Leicester Tigers star Tuilagi was involved in the 2011…
Talk of two-time defending champions New Zealand being vulnerable as they bid to make Rugby World Cup history will be music to the ears of Steve Hansen. The All Blacks…
The world's best are converging on Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, where New Zealand will hope to again defend their title. But with only 31 players able to…
Sam Warburton believes New Zealand captain Kieran Read deserves to be a Rugby World Cup-winning skipper and can foresee a successful All Blacks campaign. Read will retire after the upcoming…
Brian O'Driscoll has warned Ireland that Japan are capable of following up their 2015 Rugby World Cup upset of South Africa with a repeat performance on home soil. Tournament hosts…
Ireland remain "reasonably positive" over Robbie Henshaw's hamstring injury, though the centre is still expected to miss his nation's Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland. Henshaw suffered the problem during…
Over the next six weeks, dreams will be realised, heroes will emerge and hearts will be broken at the Rugby World Cup. The greatest prize in the sport is up…
The Rugby World Cup is the greatest stage in the sport and offers an incredible chance for players to make a name for themselves. Hosts Japan and Russia will get…
Toulon escaped with a 32-29 home victory over Racing 92 in the Top 14 on Sunday despite a tough second half in which they saw two players sent to the…
Mitch Moses sparkled as Parramatta Eels pummelled sorry Brisbane Broncos in a record-breaking 58-0 thrashing to set up an NRL finals showdown with Melbourne Storm. The Broncos were humiliated at…
Former Wales international Gareth Thomas has revealed that he is HIV positive and felt suicidal as he kept his diagnosis a secret for years. Thomas said he contemplated driving off…
Steve Hansen insisted the All Blacks were embracing the pressure of trying to win a third straight Rugby World Cup. New Zealand made history by becoming the first nation to…
Eddie Jones is pleased at how quickly England have acclimatised to life in Japan as they prepare to start the "serious preparation" for their Rugby World Cup opener. The 2003…
John Bateman stunned Melbourne Storm with a decisive late try as Canberra Raiders reached the NRL preliminary finals with a dramatic 12-10 win, while Manly Sea Eagles eliminated Cronulla Sharks.…
There was drama before the start of the NRL Finals showdown between Canberra Raiders and Melbourne Storm when Joseph Leilua was struck in the left eye by a particle of…
Australia head coach Michael Cheika has revealed he was threatened by fans after refusing to pick Israel Folau due to his controversial social media posts. Folau was sacked by Rugby…
Wakefield Wildcats secured their Super League status for 2020 with a 19-10 win over London Broncos on Friday – a result that means the capital club are relegated to the…
Reigning NRL champions Sydney Roosters are one win away from returning to the Grand Final after humiliating rivals South Sydney Rabbitohs with an emphatic 30-6 victory. The Roosters suffered a…
Zak Hardaker returned to haunt former club Castleford Tigers as Wigan Warriors sealed second place in Super League with a 26-8 victory at the DW Stadium on Thursday. Hardaker, sacked…
Brett Morris is set to make a landmark appearance as the NRL Finals kick-off with a heavyweight clash between Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs. Friday's match between the sides,…
Steve Borthwick has confirmed Joe Launchbury and Henry Slade will be fit to feature in England's opening Rugby World Cup match. Launchbury sustained a knock in England's final warm-up fixture…
Canberra Raiders forward Hudson Young has been handed an eight-game ban after being found guilty of eye-gouging. Young attended an NRL judiciary hearing on Tuesday following an incident during his…
Kristian Woolf will replace the departing Justin Holbrook as St Helens head coach, the Super League club have announced. Woolf has signed a two-year deal, with Saints also holding an…
Leeds Rhinos have confirmed the appointment of Richard Agar on a 12-month rolling contract. Agar was placed in interim charge following the dismissal of David Furner in May, when the…
Canberra Raiders have rewarded head coach Ricky Stuart with a new three-year deal, it was confirmed on Monday. Stuart – who arrived in 2014 – will remain in charge of…
Brive claimed their first victory of the Top 14 campaign as they shocked last season's runners-up and local rivals Clermont Auvergne 28-21 on Sunday. Promoted Brive hit the front early…
South Africa expect Trevor Nyakane to be fit for their Rugby World Cup opener despite a knee injury sustained against Japan on Friday. Prop Nyakane was sent on for Frans…
Cronulla Sharks pipped Wests Tigers to the last place in the NRL finals with a 25-8 victory at Leichhardt Oval, denying Robbie Farah a fairy-tale end to his career. Only…
Bordeaux-Begles and Lyon each recorded impressive away successes to maintain winning starts to the new Top 14 season. The two sides, separated by 21 points last term, with Bordeaux missing…
The Cheetahs raced away from the Lions and then held on for an ultimately nervy 31-28 Currie Cup triumph in Bloemfontein, earning their sixth title. The two sides had finished…
Ireland head to the Rugby World Cup as the highest-ranked side in the world after winning captain Rory Best's final home match before retirement 19-10 against Wales, who will just…
Canberra Raiders will face minor premiers Melbourne Storm in the NRL finals after a shock loss to New Zealand Warriors, while Gareth Widdop and Jeremy Latimore bid a triumphant farewell…
Australia got through their final Rugby World Cup warm-up game with no major injury scares, as they survived a Samoa rally to emerge 34-15 victors on Saturday in Sekope Kepu's…
Steve Hansen decided it was better for New Zealand to finish their 92-7 thrashing of Tonga with 14 men than risk Ryan Crotty for longer than necessary. Crotty marked his…
Mako Vunipola will miss at least the first two of England's games at the Rugby World Cup, coach Eddie Jones has confirmed. Prop Vunipola suffered a setback in his hamstring…
New Zealand's final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal was more like a training session as the defending champions demolished Tonga 92-7 in an ominous warning before the showpiece tournament. The…
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