Rugby Union

Jess Breach insists England enter unknown territory when they meet a rapidly improving Scotland in the Guinness Women’s Six Nations on Saturday. The Red Roses have not lost in the…
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter wants his team to take the experience of winning in France into their tough Champions Cup meeting with Toulouse on Sunday. The Chiefs fought…
Rugby Australia and New South Wales Waratahs terminated Israel Folau’s contract over discriminatory social media posts on this day in 2019. The then 30-year-old was warned about his behaviour the…
England head coach John Mitchell believes smaller balls could be an important development tool for the women’s game. World Rugby is to analyse data collected from a trial in the…
Joy Neville believes it is “inevitable” that the historic feat of a woman refereeing men’s Six Nations and World Cup Test matches will be accomplished. Neville, a trailblazer for aspiring…
Sir Bill Beaumont admitted he “did not give it a second thought” when he was approached to fill the latest role in his long and illustrious rugby union career. Beaumont…
Edinburgh have moved their European Challenge Cup tie against Bayonne on Saturday evening to Murrayfield due to Storm Kathleen. The round-of-16 tie was to be played at the Hive Stadium…
England’s Vickii Cornborough has announced her retirement from international rugby, saying she does not feel mentally ready to return after giving birth to twins last summer. The 34-year-old Harlequins prop…
England head coach John Mitchell believes there is “massive growth” left in the Red Roses after they completed a second successive Guinness Six Nations bonus-point victory. A 46-10 triumph over…
England recorded a second successive bonus-point victory in this season’s Guinness Six Nations as they brushed aside Wales 46-10 at Ashton Gate. The Red Roses’ pursuit of a sixth title…
Wales rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit has taken a step closer to realising his long-standing ambition of competing in the NFL by signing a three-year deal with Super Bowl champions the…
Stuart Lancaster was appointed head coach of England’s men’s rugby union team on this day in 2012. The then 42-year-old was permanently appointed following a spell in interim charge during…
Jamie George has been enlisted to help preparations for England’s Guinness Women’s Six Nations clash with Wales after volunteering his services to head coach John Mitchell. Fresh from leading the…
Refereeing chiefs have apologised for an “unfortunate occurrence” where the television match official dismissed an incident of foul play during Saracens’ victory over Harlequins. Former England international Austin Healey, who…
Owen Farrell’s perfect balance of keeping a cool head alongside an intense physical performance can help drive Saracens on through the business end of the season, according to director of…
Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care has retired from international rugby after winning 101 caps in a 15-year England career. The Leeds-born 37-year-old, who has a record 369 Quins appearances, played in…
England kicked off their Women’s Six Nations title defence with an eight-try 48-0 trouncing of Italy in Parma despite having Sarah Beckett sent off after just 11 minutes. The hosts,…
Great Britain rugby league captain Andy Farrell switched codes to union and signed for Saracens on this day 19 years ago. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) confirmed Farrell’s three-year contract…
England scrum-half Natasha Hunt believes this season’s Guinness Women’s Six Nations could be the most competitive in its 22-year history. The tournament kicks off on Saturday when France host Ireland…
England captain Jamie George has been hailed as “incredible” ahead of his return to club rugby after resolutely leading his country through a Guinness Six Nations campaign during which his…
George North will miss the rest of this season after suffering a ruptured Achilles during Wales’ Guinness Six Nations defeat against Italy. North, 31, went off two minutes from the…
Marlie Packer will make her 100th England appearance on Sunday when she captains the side in their Six Nations opener against Italy in Parma. Red Roses head coach John Mitchell…
Owen Farrell possesses the drive to one day resume his England career and could remain in rugby for the rest of his life, according to Saracens boss Mark McCall. Long-serving…
Owen Farrell expressed a desire to play rugby for as long as possible as he left the door open to a potential England return and featuring in the 2025 British…
Bayonne have announced the signing of England centre Manu Tuilagi from Sale on a two-year contract. The 32-year-old will join the French club at the end of the season in…
Manu Tuilagi has played his final game for England after agreeing to join French club Bayonne next season in a two-year-deal. Tuilagi will depart Sale in June with the outcome…
Danny Care will take stock before deciding on his international future after contributing to an encouraging Guinness Six Nations for England. Care won his 101st cap as a replacement in…
Ryan Baird was determined to savour Ireland’s latest Guinness Six Nations title success following inspiration from a framed Maro Itoje jersey and the motivational words of his mother. The Leinster…
Andy Farrell is relishing a shot at the world’s best as Ireland pursue perfection after continuing their northern hemisphere domination with another Guinness Six Nations title. Ireland turn their attention…
George North delivered a message of hope for Welsh rugby as he departed international rugby on crutches after Wales’ wooden spoon nightmare became reality. There was no fairytale finish for…
The 2024 Guinness Six Nations Championship was ultimately decided by events on the opening night when Ireland beat France in Marseille. Although the Irish subsequently lost to England at Twickenham,…
Warren Gatland faces the biggest challenge of his coaching career after Wales’ alarming demise was confirmed by a first Six Nations wooden spoon for 21 years. Wales finished seven points…
An eventful Guinness Six Nations has seen a crop of emerging talent announce their arrival on the Test stage. Here the PA news agency picks five players who enjoyed a…
Gregor Townsend insisted Scotland have proved they are capable of being genuine Guinness Six Nations title contenders as he reflected on what might have been following a frustrating bottom half…
Ireland became the first team since England in 2017 to win successive Guinness Six Nations titles as they dominated this season’s competition. Although back-to-back Grand Slams eluded them following defeat…
Andy Farrell believes falling short of back-to-back Grand Slams will be the “best thing” for the development of his triumphant Ireland squad after masterminding another title success. Farrell’s men retained…
Steve Borthwick praised England’s fighting spirit after seeing his team denied a precious Guinness Six Nations win against France by a final-minute Thomas Ramos penalty. England appeared to have snatched…
England finished third in the Guinness Six Nations after a monster Thomas Ramos penalty in the final minute sent them spinning to a heartbreaking 33-31 defeat at Groupama Stadium. Steve…
Peter O’Mahony savoured the “best feeling in the world” as he left question marks hanging over his international future after leading Ireland to Guinness Six Nations glory. Andy Farrell’s men…
Ireland retained the Guinness Six Nations title following victory over Scotland in Dublin. Here, the PA news agency looks at their route to another championship triumph. France 17 Ireland 38…
Peter O’Mahony said leading Ireland to the Guinness Six Nations title is “not a bad one to go out on” as he left question marks surrounding his international future. Andy…
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