Rugby Union News

All Blacks winger Julian Savea expects the gap between Australian and New Zealand teams in Super Rugby to close dramatically this year. Last season was a year to forget for …

As he plots a third straight Six Nations title, Eddie Jones refuses to believe that Ireland’s national set-up gives them an advantage over his England team. Jones is masterminding another …

The Queensland Reds have secured the services of utility Ben Lucas for the 2018 season. It’s understood Lucas, who played for the Reds between 2008 and 2014 before embarking on …

Jordan Larmour was the only new name included in a strong Ireland squad for the opening games of next month’s Six Nations, capping a meteoric rise for the 20-year-old fullback, …

England head coach Eddie Jones has pledged to help build a “sustainably successful team” after extending his contract until 2021. Jones was due to step down after the 2019 World …

France centre Mathieu Bastareaud has been suspended for three weeks for making homophobic comments during a Champions Cup win over Benetton Treviso and will miss the start of next month’s …

England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a contract extension to keep him in the role until 2021, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Wednesday. Former Wallabies coach Jones, …

Former Wallaby George Smith has been arrested in Japan, according to his Japanese rugby team’s owner Suntory. The Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported on Wednesday that a drunken Smith was arrested …

Australia’s men’s rugby sevens coach Andy Friend admits Ed Jenkins’ sudden retirement is a major setback for a side still struggling to compete with the world’s best. The former captain …

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named uncapped flanker James Davies and winger Josh Adams in his 39-man squad for the Six Nations championship. Davies, brother of experienced Wales centre Jonathan …

New coaches, ideas and headquarters are helping the NSW Waratahs banish the demons of their disastrous 2017 Super Rugby campaign. The Tahs had a 4-11 record last year, but a …

Henry Speight is hopeful of signing a new contract with the ACT Brumbies and Wallabies before the start of the Super Rugby season. Winger Speight held talks with French Top …

Exiled Queensland Reds halfback Nick Frisby has signed with French Top 14 club Bordeaux for the remainder of the European season. Frisby is contracted to the Super Rugby franchise until …

Rugby sevens veteran Ed Jenkins has retired after a 10-year career which included leading Australia at the Rio Olympics. The 31-year-old, who captained Australia for six seasons, has accepted advice …

Stability and better on-field performances will be the key measures of success for new Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle, who will meet with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika on Tuesday. Castle, …

NSW Waratahs have poached a potential All Blacks hooker from under the nose of New Zealand rugby. The Waratahs have signed 20-year-old Junior All Blacks forward JP Sauni on a …

Nick Phipps is expecting big things from Israel Folau as he makes his return to rugby after a two-month break. He also expects the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs superstar to …

Will Genia says talent doesn’t necessarily equate to titles as the under-performing Melbourne Rebels look to finally become a Super Rugby threat. Expectations are high both internally and externally after …