Rugby Union News

They’ve poured blood, sweat, and tears on the field, and now Western Force players are opening up their wallets in a bid to save the Super Rugby franchise from extinction. …

Eddie Jones has turned to drone technology as his England rugby squad gears towards a momentous Twickenham showdown with the Wallabies. A Spider drone was seen hovering 100ft in the …

Semesa Rokoduguni has been dropped for England’s clash with Argentina on Saturday despite scoring two tries against Fiji. Rokoduguni marked the end of his two-year international exile by crossing in …

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Disciplinary chiefs have admitted that All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa should not have been on the field to score the winning try in New Zealand’s 21-9 victory over Ireland. Fekitoa …

Second row George Kruis was retained in England’s 24-man squad for their international against Argentina at Twickenham where he is set to replace suspended lock Joe Launchbury. Kruis, who was …

Ireland will give CJ Stander, Rob Kearney and Simon Zebo every chance to prove their fitness for Saturday’s Test clash with Australia. Flanker Stander and fullback Kearney are working through …

Italy coach Conor O’Shea has made only one change to the team that stunned South Africa for Saturday’s Test match against Tonga. Quintin Geldenhuys replaces the injured Andries Van Schalkwyk …

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Argentina flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez is free to face England in their rugby Test at Twickenham on Saturday after a disciplinary committee judged that he should not be punished for striking …

Barely 12 months after Kane Douglas’ left knee buckled, leaving him sprawling on the Twickenham Stadium turf with an ACL injury which looked set to ruin his 2016 campaign, the …

While the Wallabies eye a rare UK sweep, the starting centre pairing of Reece Hodge and Tevita Kuridrani are halfway towards matching the feats of all-time great Mark Ella’s own …

The Wallabies are adamant there will be no repeat of the infamous “Dublin Six” debacle, with lock Kane Douglas describing it as a line-in-the-sand moment for Australian rugby. In 2013, …

Julian Savea was just 17 years old when, from his living room in Wellington, he watched France dump the All Blacks out of the 2007 World Cup. Eight years on, …

Departed Queensland Reds flanker Liam Gill has been belatedly named as the winner of this year’s Pilecki Medal for players’ player of the year. It is the second Super Rugby …

THE LEAGUE-UNION SWITCH: MIXED SUCCESS THE GOOD Jason Robinson: Widely regarded as the best convert, with 166 tries in 300-plus games for Wigan after 51 rugby Tests for England including …

South Africa rugby coach Allister Coetzee has refused to take all the blame for the Springboks’ dreadful year. Coetzee’s first year in charge has been the team’s worst in 10 …

England lock Joe Launchbury has been ruled out of the remaining two rugby Tests of the autumn series after being found guilty of kicking Fiji’s Asaeli Tikoirotuma. Launchbury will miss …

South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth is unlikely to be fit to play against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday as his recovery from concussion proceeds slowly, coach Allister Coetzee said on …

Ireland have been left to count the cost of Saturday’s bruising loss to the All Blacks, and will field a depleted backline against the Wallabies this weekend. Ireland present Australia’s …