Rugby Union

Caleb Clarke has made quite the impression at the start of his international career, forcing Australia captain Michael Hooper to use a rather unique method in an attempt to slow…
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster felt his side put down a marker for the rest of the series with Saturday's dismantling of Australia in Auckland. The All Blacks triumphed…
New Zealand preserved their Eden Park fortress after outplaying Australia 27-7 in game two of the Bledisloe Cup on Sunday. The All Blacks and Wallabies could not be separated in…
A fortress for the All Blacks, and a luckless venue for the Wallabies, Australia face a daunting task at Eden Park on Sunday. New Zealand are unbeaten in their past…
World champions South Africa have withdrawn from the 2020 Rugby Championship in Australia, prompting the return of a Tri-Nations tournament. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) cited factors including travel…
Australia have made four changes to their team for Sunday's Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand at Eden Park. The Wallabies and All Blacks played out a thrilling 16-16 draw…
South Africa have been given a 48-hour deadline to decide whether they will compete in the Rugby Championship. The Springboks are due to start the defence of their title against …
Ireland full-back Jordan Larmour will miss the conclusion of the Six Nations and the Autumn Nations Cup after suffering a dislocated shoulder. Larmour will undergo surgery this week, having sustained…
Finn Russell looks set to feature for Scotland for the first time since the 2019 World Cup after being named in Gregor Townsend's latest squad. The Racing 92 playmaker played…
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster insisted Rieko Ioane's botched try was not to blame for New Zealand's wild stalemate against Australia in the Bledisloe Cup opener. The All Blacks…
Australia head coach Dave Rennie said the Wallabies are disappointed after coming within a whisker of snapping their New Zealand hoodoo as the Bledisloe Cup opener ended in a dramatic…
Australia's Reece Hodge hit the post with a long-range penalty in extra time as the Wallabies and New Zealand played out a breathtaking 16-16 draw in game one of the…
Wasps can end their 12-year wait for a Premiership title after they beat Bristol Bears 47-24 to reach the final, but they will go up against an Exeter Chiefs side…
Over eight years since making his Australia debut as a fresh-faced 20-year-old off the bench against Scotland, Michael Hooper now stands on the cusp of a notable landmark. Having impressed…
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett has withdrawn from Sunday's Bledisloe Cup opener against the Wallabies due to an Achilles tendon problem. A tight Achilles tendon means full-back Barrett will sit…
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett has withdrawn from Sunday's Bledisloe Cup opener against the Wallabies due to an Achilles tendon problem. A tight Achilles tendon means full-back Barrett will sit…
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett will start at full-back for New Zealand in their Bledisloe Cup opener against trans-Tasman rivals Australia. Barrett will continue in the role as the All…
Uncapped trio Hunter Paisami, Harry Wilson and Filipo Daugunu will make their debuts for Australia against New Zealand in Sunday's Bledisloe Cup opener. Reds trio Paisami, Wilson and Daugunu are…
Former Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has been appointed as World Rugby's director of rugby and high performance. The New Zealander is to head up a new department at the…
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has urged his team to come out firing for their crucial final two matches in the Six Nations. After a seven-month delay, Ireland will get…
New Zealand will not have to quarantine over Christmas after their second Rugby Championship meeting with Australia was brought forward. The All Blacks were scheduled to face the Wallabies in…
Sale Sharks have been forced to forfeit their decisive Premiership clash with Worcester Warriors after six more players and two members of staff tested positive for COVID-19. The cancellation means…
England may lose three players from their training squad because of issues relating to coronavirus, head coach Eddie Jones has revealed. After a 28-man pool including 12 uncapped players was…
James Haskell thinks the Premiership should be "ring-fenced" and follow an NFL-style format, while he warned sports in the United Kingdom may be damaged beyond repair if crowds are not…
James Haskell joked "highly influential" England coach Eddie Jones still scares him and backed the Australian to secure Six Nations glory when the competition is finished this month. The annual…
Eddie Jones has named 12 uncapped players to join up for an England training squad a few weeks before their final match of the Six Nations against Italy. Jones was…
Bristol Bears sealed a Premiership play-off place with a 36-7 drubbing of London Irish but Bath face an anxious wait to discover if they will feature in the semi-finals following…
The NRL's Integrity Unit is investigating "very serious" allegations made against former South Sydney Rabbitohs player Sam Burgess. A report in The Australian published on Friday accused Burgess of domestic…
Bristol Bears boosted their chances of making the Premiership's play-offs with a 40-3 victory over Leicester Tigers on Wednesday. The Bears ran in six tries at Ashton Gate to claim…
Wasps produced a late fightback to beat Harlequins 32-23 after Elia Elia was sent off in Chris Robshaw's Stoop farewell on Monday. Former England captain Robshaw's last home game for…
Racing 92 or Exeter Chiefs will be crowned champions of Europe for the first time after beating defending champions Saracens and Toulouse respectively on Saturday. Juan Imhoff's brilliant late try…
Michael Cheika will attempt to plot Australia's downfall during the Rugby Championship after taking up a role with Argentina. Cheika, who stepped down as Wallabies head coach following the Rugby…
Rugby Australia has vowed to do "everything in its power" to find a "reasonable resolution" after New Zealand Rugby (NZR) refused to rule out boycotting the Rugby Championship. NZR on…
Australia's new era will begin with the same captain as Michael Hooper was reappointed by Dave Rennie on Wednesday. Head coach Rennie, who replaced Michael Cheika after last year's Rugby…
Former Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has been appointed by Canada in the same role after serving a ban for breaching World Rugby's anti-corruption and betting regulations. Howley was given…
Exeter Chiefs will face Toulouse in the European Champions Cup semi-finals after overcoming fellow Premiership side Northampton Saints. The Chiefs reached the last four of the Champions Cup for the…
Saracens were spurred on by the prospect of "another week together" after holding off a fightback from Leinster to reach the European Champions Cup semi-finals. The star-studded squad Sarries have…
The Brumbies were crowned Super Rugby AU champions as young playmaker Noah Lolesio sparkled in their 28-23 win over the Reds. It ended a 16-year wait for a title for…
Harlequins booked a top eight Premiership finish and a European Champions Cup spot with a 28-15 win over Gloucester. In front of a 1,000-strong crowd at Kinghsolm - just the…
Saracens thumped title favourites Exeter Chiefs 40-17 in the final Premiership match between the teams for at least a season. With Saracens heading down to the Championship, punished for breaching…
Dave Rennie has named 16 uncapped players in an extended 44-man squad for Australia's Test season. Australia will play two Tests away to New Zealand in October before hosting The…
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