Rugby Union

Damian McKenzie landed a penalty after the final siren sounded to secure the Chiefs a thrilling 26-24 win over the Hurricanes on Friday. Full-back McKenzie was on target with the…
Damian McKenzie scored a last-gasp penalty as the Chiefs came from behind to edge out the Crusaders 26-25 and move second in Super Rugby Aotearoa. McKenzie was on supreme form…
Welsh rugby great John Dawes, who captained the British Lions on their victorious 1971 tour of New Zealand, has died at the age of 80. Dawes, who also skippered and…
Alex Hodgman saw red as a depleted Highlanders side dealt a blow to the Blues' Super Rugby Aotearoa Finals hopes with a hard-earned 35-29 victory on Friday. Hodgman's dismissal came…
New Zealand captain Sam Cane has undergone successful surgery on a pectoral injury. Cane suffered a tear in his right pectoral tendon during the Chiefs' Super Rugby Aotearoa victory over…
The Crusaders sealed a golden-point victory over the Hurricanes as David Havili's drop goal settled a memorable contest in extra time. Havili's heroics secured a 30-27 triumph for the four-time…
Super Rugby Australia leaders Queensland Reds made it seven wins from as many games as they came from behind to defeat second-placed Brumbies 24-22. The Reds found themselves 15-6 down…
Damian McKenzie's long-range extra-time penalty saw the Chiefs edge the Highlanders 26-23 to claim Super Rugby Aotearoa's first golden-point triumph. It proved a moment of atonement for McKenize, who had…
The Western Force snatched a dramatic 16-15 victory over the Rebels on Friday as the home side failed to capitalise on their dominance at AAMI Park. Despite enjoying 65 per…
The Blues got their Super Rugby Aotearoa season back on track with a battling 27-17 victory over the Hurricanes at Eden Park and the ruthless Reds maintained their perfect Super…
The Crusaders suffered a surprise first defeat of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season as the Highlanders cruised to a 33-12 victory. The defending champions did the double over the Highlanders…
It was not sealed in the fashion they would have hoped for, but Wales could belatedly celebrate Six Nations glory on Friday. Wayne Pivac's side had missed the chance to…
The Reds thrashed Waratahs 46-14 to maintain their perfect start to the Super Rugby AU season and return to the top of the standings. Substitute Alex Mafi's second-half hat-trick helped…
France star Gael Fickou insists Les Bleus 'don't have to question everything' after missing out on the Six Nations title once again following their 27-23 loss to Scotland on Friday.…
Wayne Pivac says Wales' failure to win the Grand Slam takes nothing away from their Six Nations success after they were crowned champions on Friday. Six days after Wales missed…
Gregor Townsend felt a first win in Paris since 1999 was a fitting finale for one of Scotland's "best-ever seasons" as France missed out on the Six Nations title with…
Minnesota Twins bench coach Mike Bell, the brother of Cincinnati Reds manager David, has died following a short battle with cancer. The Twins announced Bell's passing aged 46 in a…
Wales were crowned Six Nations champions as Scotland denied France with a dramatic long-awaited 27-23 victory in Paris on Friday despite Finn Russell's red card. Les Bleus had to score…
The Brumbies returned to the top of the Super Rugby Australia standings as they ran out 42-14 victors over Western Force. The Reds inflicted the Brumbies' first defeat of the…
Jordie Barrett was in sensational form as his record points haul in Super Rugby Aotearoa led to the Hurricanes beating the Highlanders 30-19. The All Blacks full-back scored all of…
France have named fly-half Romain Ntamack in the XV for their potential Six Nations-winning finale with Scotland on Friday. The 21-year-old Stade Toulousain man replaces Matthieu Jalibert, who misses out…
The British and Irish Lions' tour of South Africa is set to go ahead as planned later this year after proposals to stage matches elsewhere were rejected. Due to continued…
England will conduct a "brutally honest" internal review of their Six Nations performance but will not rush the decision on the future of Eddie Jones. The 2019 World Cup finalists…
Richie Mo'unga starred with 28 points as the Crusaders dominated the Blues 43-27 to remain unbeaten after four matches of Super Rugby Aotearoa. The New Zealand fly-half scored a try…
France coach Fabien Galthie accused Wales' players of making sure Paul Willemse was sent off in Saturday's dramatic Six Nations encounter and urged the authorities not to impose a heavy…
So near and yet so far for Wales, who saw a Six Nations Grand Slam slip from their grasp when France conjured up a magical finish in Paris to keep…
Raphael Ibanez paid tribute to France's unbreakable belief after they kept their hopes of Six Nations glory alive with a last-gasp win over Wales. French hopes of a comeback victory…
Brice Dulin scored a try with the final play after the 80-minute mark to earn France a thrilling 32-30 victory over Wales at the Stade de France that denied their…
Ireland set the standard for future performances in wrapping up their Six Nations campaign with a 32-18 win over England, according to captain Johnny Sexton. First-half tries from Keith Earls…
Johnny Sexton scored 22 points as 14-man Ireland saw off England 32-18 at the Aviva Stadium to end their Six Nations campaign on a high. Both sides were out of…
Scotland captain Stuart Hogg hailed "a hell of a performance" but still felt his team could have bagged more points after they pummelled Italy 52-10 at Murrayfield. The rampant Scots…
Scotland crushed Six Nations whipping boys Italy with an eight-try demolition in Edinburgh as the ill-disciplined Azzurri suffered a 52-10 defeat. Two tries from hooker David Cherry on his first…
The Chiefs produced a sensational come-from-behind performance to claim a first Super Rugby win in over a year as they defeated the Hurricanes 35-29 at Sky Stadium on Saturday. Trailing…
Matt Toomua contributed 18 points as the Rebels piled more misery on the winless Waratahs in a 33-14 victory at AAMI Park. New South Wales are bottom of the pile…
Wales need a victory against France in Paris to reclaim the Six Nations crown, and complete a Grand Slam in the process. Wayne Pivac's team have enjoyed a sensational turnaround…
France will face Scotland in a potentially decisive delayed Six Nations fixture on March 26. The match was postponed from February 28 following a coronavirus outbreak in the French squad.…
Ireland number eight CJ Stander has dropped a retirement bombshell by declaring he will quit rugby at the end of the season. Stander said the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU)…
Johnny Sexton kicked a late penalty to make sure Ireland once again got the better of Scotland in the Six Nations, the visitors running out 27-24 winners at Murrayfield on…
The Blues made it two wins from two games, scoring five tries in a 39-17 victory over the Highlanders in Super Rugby Aotearoa in Auckland on Sunday. The hosts proved…
France boss Fabien Galthie said his team "lost control" against England as Maro Itoje's late try allowed the hosts to snatch a 23-20 victory at Twickenham. In a sizzling Six…
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