Rugby Union

  • Lancaster hails character
    on June 14, 2014

    England coach Stuart Lancaster insisted there were plenty of positives to take from his side’s 28-27 defeat in the second Test in Dunedin which saw New Zealand take an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

  • Wilko: Weight off my shoulders
    on May 19, 2014

    Jonny Wilkinson admits 'the time is right for me to leave' after announcing on Monday that he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.

  • European rugby deal agreed
    on April 10, 2014

    An agreement for a new tournament to replace the existing European Cup structure has been signed by the various rugby union governing bodies in Europe.

  • BOD: Great to finish on a high
    on March 15, 2014

    Brian O'Driscoll admitted the emotions were starting to 'kick in' after he finished his glittering international career by winning the Six Nations title in Paris.

  • England duo back in the mix
    on March 3, 2014

    Manu Tuilagi and Marland Yarde have been recalled to the England squad for this Sunday's Six Nations clash with Wales at Twickenham.

  • Lancaster: I'm just so proud
    on February 22, 2014

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster was full of pride in his side's performance after their gutsy 13-10 win over Ireland at Twickenham.

  • Wales drop scrum-half Phillips
    on February 19, 2014

    Mike Phillips has been dropped to the bench for Wales' Six Nations game against France in Cardiff on Friday night.

  • Burgess confirms Bath switch
    on February 17, 2014

    England rugby league international Sam Burgess has confirmed that he has agreed a cross-code move to Bath.

  • Lancaster: Move up to Burgess
    on February 6, 2014

    England rugby head coach Stuart Lancaster says Sam Burgess must want to switch codes if he harbours hopes of playing at the 2015 World Cup.

  • England unchanged for Scots
    on February 6, 2014

    England have named an unchanged starting XV for the Six Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

  • Robshaw: We must start better
    on February 2, 2014

    England captain Chris Robshaw admits his side cannot afford any more slow starts in the Six Nations this season.

  • England name Nowell, Burrell
    on January 30, 2014

    Head coach Stuart Lancaster will hand debuts to Jack Nowell and Luther Burrell when England get their Six Nations campaign underway in France on Saturday evening.

  • England call up fly-half Ford
    on January 9, 2014

    Stuart Lancaster has called Bath fly-half George Ford into his Elite Player Squad in place of Leicester's Toby Flood ahead of the 2014 6 Nations Championship.

  • Guscott - Play too autocratic
    on November 19, 2013

    Former England centre Jeremy Guscott believes the increasing number of rugby league coaches in rugby union is leading to an 'autocratic' style of attacking play.

  • Wallabies suspend six
    on November 18, 2013

    Australia have suspended six players for breaches of discipline and five of them will miss this weekend's match with Scotland.

  • Search for scary
    on November 16, 2013

    Sir Clive Woodward told Sky Sports that England must generate more creativity in their backline if they are to compete for rugby's top honours.

  • Kyle disciplined for walk-out
    on November 16, 2013

    Bath RU have confirmed that centre Kyle Eastmond has been disciplined by the club for walking out on his team-mates in last week's 27-20 win at Sale.

  • Cole back to face All Blacks
    on November 14, 2013

    England have made only one change to their starting line-up for their final autumn international against New Zealand on Saturday.

  • England lose Wade and Yarde
    on November 7, 2013

    Christian Wade and Marland Yarde have both been ruled out of England's autumn international against Argentina on Saturday.

  • Woodward rues Tomkins move
    on November 1, 2013

    World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward says England have missed a trick by failure to lure Sam Tomkins to rugby union.