Rugby Union News

The Wallabies will open their 2018 Rugby Championship home campaign in Sydney in August against New Zealand, followed by two Tests in Queensland. After finishing second behind the All Blacks …

New Zealand playmaker Beauden Barrett has been announced as world rugby player of the year, an honour he also claimed in 2016. The five-eighth joined All Blacks great Richie McCaw …

A dismal autumn Test campaign has left “fragile” France in a deep confidence crisis which bodes ill for the 2019 World Cup despite a promising start under new manager Guy …

Sir Clive Woodward believes England have developed the game to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup. England’s 48-14 victory over Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday extended Eddie Jones’ record to …

He may well be a 130kg tough Tongan but Taniela Tupou had no problems showing his emotions on his Wallabies debut. The powerhouse prop was in a flood of tears …

Yu Tamura has missed a conversion to give Japan a famous victory over France in their 23-23 draw at the U Arena in Paris, a result that drew boos on …

Steve Hansen rates Rieko Ioane among the finest young talents he’s seen after his All Blacks ended the year on a winning note against Wales in Cardiff. The 20-year-old winger …

A defiant Michael Cheika insists his Wallabies side are progressing well ahead of the 2019 Rugby World despite slumping to a record-breaking loss to Scotland. Reduced to 14 men following …

Ireland have completed a clean sweep of November Test wins with a mostly novice back line coming through with a relatively comfortable 28-19 win over Argentina at the Aviva Stadium. …

The All Blacks have limped across the finish line of a taxing season, seeing off a belligerent Wales 33-18 in Cardiff. A team missing half of their first-choice lineup were …

South Africa have overrun Italy 35-6 with five converted tries, avenging their shock loss to the Azzurri last year and notching their first back-to-back wins since August. The Springboks, who …

England coach Eddie Jones said he was happy with the mistakes made during their 48-14 win over Samoa as he had a close look at another crop of hopefuls two …

Eddie Jones feels England eased off the throttle after making a fast start against Samoa. England ended their autumn internationals with a third straight win, scoring seven tries in a …

The Wallabies have ended their spring tour in humiliating fashion, slumping to their biggest-ever loss to Scotland at Murrayfield. The Scots, rejuvenated under coach Gregor Townsend, ran in eight tries …

Former New Zealand five-eighth Dan Carter will leave Racing 92 at the end of the season to join Japanese side Kobelco Steelers, he told French sports daily L’Equipe. “I did …

Australia are determined to send Stephen Moore off in style as the hooker bows out of professional rugby against Scotland at Murrayfield. The former Wallabies skipper confirmed his decision to …

He has a baby on the way, is putting his international rugby career on hold for a year and moving to a country where he can’t speak the language – …

Highly respected Wallabies skills coach Mick Byrne believes the gap between the southern hemisphere heavyweights and the northern hemisphere wannabes has never been closer. Michael Cheika’s side finish their spring …