Rugby Union

Fabien Galthie provided an encouraging update on Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack after France's key duo tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Six Nations. Les Bleus' preparation for the…
Wayne Pivac has not totally ruled out of the prospect of Alun Wyn Jones making another astonishing early return from injury to play for Wales in the Six Nations. Jones…
England captain Owen Farrell will miss the 2022 Six Nations after suffering a new ankle injury, head coach Eddie Jones confirmed. The 30-year-old required surgery after damaging his right ankle…
England suffered a blow to preparations for their Six Nations opener against Scotland after Joe Marler tested positive for COVID-19, while a fire near the team hotel also caused disruption.…
George Ford is back in the England squad ahead of the upcoming Six Nations as Eddie Jones awaits an update on captain Owen Farrell, but Jonny May is out. Farrell…
England captain Owen Farrell is a doubt for the Six Nations after suffering an injury in training. The versatile Farrell has not played since November after undergoing ankle surgery he…
Dan Biggar will captain injury-hit Wales for the first time in the Six Nations in the absence of Alun Wyn Jones. Jones underwent shoulder surgery after doing damage in a…
Eddie Jones has named six uncapped players in England's training camp ahead of the Six Nations. A group of 36 players will meet in Brighton next Monday for a five-day…
Dan Biggar fears a "huge step backwards" if there are no crowds allowed at matches moving into 2022. While crowds at sporting events have yet to be capped in England,…
France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has been named World Rugby Men's 15s Player of the Year, becoming the first Frenchman to win the prestigious award since Thierry Dusautoir in 2011. Dupont…
Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby have withdrawn their intention to appeal against sanctions imposed and have apologised to match officials for misconduct during the British and Irish Lions series. South…
Australia is the "preferred candidate" to host Rugby World Cup 2027 under revamped selection procedures announced Wednesday. The World Rugby Council's move all but guarantees Australia will host the quadrennial…
International players will be permitted to change allegiances, subject to meeting certain criteria, following the approval of the World Rugby Council. The amendment to the sport's regulations governing national team…
Ireland coach Andy Farrell was delighted with his side after they hammered Argentina 53-7 to collect their third win from three games in the Autumn Nations series on Sunday. The…
New Zealand were beaten for a second week in a row after losing 40-25 to France in an exhilarating final game of the Autumn Nations Series for both teams. Fabien…
A last-gasp penalty from Rhys Priestland denied 14-man Australia a memorable comeback against Wales at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. Smarting from a 32-15 defeat to England last time out,…
Marcus Smith nailed a last-gasp penalty as England rounded out their November internationals with a 27-26 win over South Africa in a barnstorming Twickenham Test. Making only a third Test…
England captain Owen Farrell is a major doubt for the start of the Six Nations after it was revealed he must undergo ankle surgery. Farrell limped off during England's 32-15…
Rookie duo Bevan Rodd and Jamie Blamire will start in the front row for England when they face world champions South Africa on Saturday. Blamire, who has scored four tries…
Josh Adams has been passed fit to start for Wales and Pete Samu replaces Michael Hooper in the Australia team for Saturday's Test at the at Principality Stadium. Adams missed…
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has been banned from all rugby activities for two months for his conduct towards match officials during a series win over the British…
Australia captain Michael Hooper will be absent for the Wallabies' final Autumn Nations Series game against Wales on Saturday. Hooper was forced off injured during the second half of Australia's…
England captain Owen Farrell and hooker Jamie George have been ruled out Saturday's Test against South Africa at Twickenham. Farrell sustained an ankle injury during the 32-15 victory over Australia…
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a twisted ankle and knee in the famous 29-20 victory over New Zealand on Saturday.…
Freddie Steward and Jamie Blamire touched down as England secured a 32-15 victory over Australia in the Autumn Nations Series at Twickenham on Saturday. Leicester Tigers full-back Steward crossed for…
Eddie Jones insists he did not intend to criticise US Open champion Emma Raducanu in his recent comments about young sportspeople coping with "distractions". The England rugby union head coach…
Marcus Smith starts at fly-half and Owen Farrell returns at inside centre, while Manu Tuilagi moves to the wing when England face Australia on Saturday. Smith came off the bench…
England will be without Joe Marler when they face Australia at Twickenham on Saturday after the prop tested positive for coronavirus. Marler returned a positive lateral flow test on Monday…
Scotland held off Australia to claim a narrow 15-13 win in their first November Test at Murrayfield, ending the Wallabies' five-match winning run. Sunday's hosts had beaten Australia in the…
England captain Owen Farrell has been cleared to return to the squad after his coronavirus test was revealed to be a false positive. The 30-year-old went into isolation and missed…
France were delighted to welcome back a home crowd at the Stade de France for Saturday's Test against Argentina, but captain Antoine Dupont suggested the occasion contributed to their sloppy…
Eddie Jones challenged his ruthless England side to become the best team on the planet after they brushed aside Tonga at Twickenham. England ran in 11 tries as they thumped…
South Africa held their nerve in a terrific tussle to win 23-18 against a Wales side who were left to bemoan the moment a pitch invader cost them a likely…
New Zealand extended their 100 per cent winning record against Italy to 15 games as they scored a crushing 47-9 win in Rome – setting a record for the most…
England captain Owen Farrell has tested positive for COVID-19 and is a major doubt for the upcoming clash with Tonga. The 30-year-old has gone into isolation after receiving a positive…
Defending champions Wales are set to be without captain Alun Wyn Jones for the Six Nations due to a shoulder injury. Jones was ruled out of the remainder of the …
Beauden Barrett bagged a pair of tries on his 100th Test appearance for New Zealand as the All Blacks swept away Wales 54-16 amid a deluge of late tries in…
Alun Wyn Jones will surpass Richie McCaw's record tally of 148 caps for his country when Wales face New Zealand in a mouthwatering Autumn Nations Series clash on Saturday. Wales…
Will Jordan scored a hat-trick as rampant New Zealand tore the United States apart to win the inaugural 1874 Cup Test 104-14 in Washington DC on Saturday. The All Blacks…
Australia won their fifth consecutive game after opening their end-of-year tour with a 32-23 win over Japan on Saturday. Not since October 2015 had the Wallabies enjoyed a five-game winning…
Will Skelton, Rory Arnold and Tolu Latu have been recalled to the Australia squad for their upcoming tour of the northern hemisphere. The France-based trio were on Friday named in…
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