Rugby

NRL great Cooper Cronk will retire at the end of the season after a glittering 16-year career. A three-time premiership winner and twice a Dally M Medallist, the Sydney Roosters…
Cooper Cronk said it has been "one hell of a ride" after the Sydney Roosters star announced his retirement from the NRL. On Monday, Australia great and 35-year-old half-back Cronk…
Australia great and Sydney Roosters half-back Cooper Cronk is retiring at the end of the NRL season. Cronk, who has played the second most games in NRL history, is set…
Kalyn Ponga was in scintillating form as Newcastle Knights thrashed struggling St George Illawarra Dragons 45-12 at Glen Willow Oval on Sunday. Queensland Maroons full-back Ponga scored two tries and…
Jean-Luc du Plessis kicked a penalty at the death as Stormers grabbed a surprise 19-19 draw against the Crusaders at Newlands, while the Lions beat the Highlanders in an entertaining…
Exeter Chiefs wrapped up top spot in the Premiership by beating Northampton Saints, who sealed a top-four berth regardless due to Harlequins' narrow loss at Wasps. The Chiefs could have…
Catalans Dragons put on a show for a record Super League crowd as they ran in five tries in a 33-16 win over Wigan Warriors in front of 31,555 spectators…
Leinster's class ultimately shone through as they defeated Munster 24-9 to set up a Pro14 final against Glasgow Warriors. The defending champions defeated their Irish rivals in front of a…
The Reds ran in six tries but still suffered an 11th straight Super Rugby loss to the Waratahs, while the Blues ended a 15-game losing run against the Chiefs at…
Corey Allan produced a pair of sensational late defensive plays as South Sydney Rabbitohs held on for a 16-12 victory over Canberra Raiders that sent them top of the NRL…
Former New Zealand captain Quentin Pongia has died aged 48 following a long battle with cancer. Pongia's death was announced by Canberra Raiders, for whom he made 74 of his…
Glasgow Warriors thrashed Ulster 50-20 in a seven-try rout at Scotstoun to coast through to next week's Pro14 final at Celtic Park. In what was Stuart Hogg's final home appearance…
A controversial last-gasp try from James Bentley ensured Super League leaders St Helens completed a dramatic comeback to beat Salford Red Devils 32-30 on Friday. The Red Devils looked set…
Former Scotland international Tim Visser is to retire at the end of the season, Harlequins have confirmed. Visser called time on his Test career 12 months ago having scored 14…
Sydney Roosters missed the chance to move back to the top of the NRL ladder as Brisbane Broncos ended their eight-game winning streak in a 15-10 triumph. The Roosters had…
Jesse Sene-Lefao scored two tries as Castleford Tigers piled more misery on the beleaguered Leeds Rhinos with a dominant 30-8 win at Headingley in Super League. The Rhinos sacked head…
England prop Mako Vunipola will play no further part in Saracens' quest for a European Champions Cup and Premiership double due to a hamstring injury. The British and Irish Lion…
Will Chambers' late try capped a Melbourne Storm fightback as Wests Tigers were consigned to a 24-22 NRL defeat on Thursday. The Storm thrashed Parramatta Eels at the Magic Round…
Stuart Hogg is confident he can leave Glasgow Warriors on the back of a Top 14 triumph at Celtic Park but knows they face an "enormous" challenge against Ulster. The…
Parramatta Eels captain Clint Gutherson finally agreed to a new deal with the NRL club, extending his contract until the end of 2022. Gutherson, 24, re-signed with the Eels on…
Shaun Edwards has hit back at claims by incoming Wales coach Wayne Pivac that his decision to leave the national team's staff is financially motivated. Edwards, who recently opted out…
Sought-after Wales prop Nicky Smith has signed a new long-term deal with the Ospreys. Smith had been linked with Welsh rivals Cardiff Blues along with Premiership clubs such as Gloucester…
Sydney Roosters will return to Suncorp Stadium with a score to settle when they face Brisbane Broncos in Round 10 of the NRL on Friday. Defending champions the Roosters, level…
Melbourne Storm head coach Craig Bellamy would be shocked if Cameron Smith made a State of Origin return for Queensland. Smith, 35, retired from representative action last year, but has…
Morne Steyn will return to the Bulls after South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard agreed to join Montpellier. Pollard, 25, is the latest Springbok to take up a lucrative deal in…
The Cheetahs have announced Franco Smith will replace Conor O'Shea as Italy head coach at the start of next year. O'Shea has been in charge of the Azzurri for three…
South Africa twins Jean-Luc and Dan du Preez will join their brother Rob at Sale Sharks for the start of the start of the 2019-20 Premiership season before returning to…
Dean Ryan has been appointed as director of rugby at Pro14 strugglers the Dragons. Ryan was expected to be named as head coach of the Welsh region, but the 52-year-old…
Jamie George hailed Billy Vunipola as "the best number eight in the world" after he was at his barnstorming best in Saracens' European Champions Cup final win over Leinster. Vunipola…
 Jamaica’s Head Coach Romeo Monteith has named several debutants in a 17-man squad to participate in the inaugural America’s 9s Championship in Toronto on Saturday, May 18. Jamaica is expected…
Dylan Walker is available to return for Manly Sea Eagles after he was acquitted of assault, the NRL has confirmed. Walker had been out of action due to a "no…
Johnny Sexton reflected on the European Champions Cup final with "big regret" after Saracens dethroned Leinster with a 20-10 victory at St James' Park on Saturday. Sarries roared back from…
Sydney Roosters withstood a valiant fightback from Canberra Raiders on the final day of the NRL's Magic Round, but were left counting the cost of injuries in a thrilling 30-24…
Billy Vunipola was praised for "doing his talking on the field" after helping Saracens claim the European Champions Cup for a third time in four years. The England international was…
Billy Vunipola was like a caged tiger as he stood on the touchline with one hand pressing an ice pack on his shoulder and the other arm as high as…
Saracens secured the European Champions Cup for a third time in four seasons after they rallied from a first-half deficit to defeat Leinster 20-10 at St James' Park on Saturday.…
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