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  • Ashton suspended for 13 weeks for biting

    Ashton suspended for 13 weeks for biting

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    Former England wing Chris Ashton has been banned for 13 weeks after being found guilty of biting Northampton Saints player Alex Waller. Ashton was called to appear before a RFU disciplinary panel after being charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship (law 10.4(m)). The Saracens wing was cited for allegedly biting Alex Waller of Northampton […]Read More »
  • Leicester Tigers edge Newcastle Falcons in Premiership

    Leicester Tigers edge Newcastle Falcons in Premiership

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    Leicester Tigers bounced back from last week’s loss by edging Newcastle Falcons 13-14 at Kingston Park the Aviva Premiership. Newcastle almost snatched the victory with a late break from Vereneki Goneva and then again with a disallowed Temm try in the corner and again with a late drop goal attempt. The victory is Leicester’s second […]Read More »
  • Wasps hammer Premiership newcomers Bristol

    Wasps hammer Premiership newcomers Bristol

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    Wasps continued with their unbeaten streak by beating Bristol 70-22 in the Aviva Premiership at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday. Wasps led 37-3 at half time and went on to score another 33 points in the second half but let Bristol back in and they scored 19 points. In all Wasps scored ten tries compared […]Read More »
  • Blue Bulls earn bonus point Griquas Currie Cup victory

    Blue Bulls earn bonus point Griquas Currie Cup victory

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    The Blue Bulls have boosted their Currie Cup play-off chances with an emphatic 8-try bonus point 57-20 win over the Griquas at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday night after leading 24-13 at halftime. The Blue Bulls have now moved into second place on the Currie Cup standings and just four points adrift of the […]Read More »
  • Cheetahs tame Golden Lions in Currie Cup

    Cheetahs tame Golden Lions in Currie Cup

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    The Free State Cheetahs held on to their unbeaten Currie Cup record in dramatic style when they beat the Golden Lions 37-29 on Thursday night. The home team scored five tries to come away with a bonus point as well to extend their winning run to six in the Premier Division and move to 29 […]Read More »
  • Exeter’s Cowan-Dickie scores hat-trick in win over Harlequins

    Exeter’s Cowan-Dickie scores hat-trick in win over Harlequins

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    Luke Cowan-Dickie scored a hat-trick of tries to help Exeter Chiefs to a 36-25 Aviva Premiership victory over Harlequins at Sandy Park. Cowan-Dickie went over three times for the Chiefs while Australian winger Lachie Turner crossed twice. The victory is last season’s Premiership finalists first win of the new season. Final Score Exeter Chiefs (29) […]Read More »
  • Houston helps Bath beat Worcester Warriors

    Houston helps Bath beat Worcester Warriors

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    Returning Premiership player Leroy Houston scored a try to help Bath beat Worcester Warriors 37-22 at the Rec . Houston left Bath at the end of last season and returned to Australia where he has signed for Super Rugby side the Reds. Houston was loaned back to Bath as injury cover last week and scored […]Read More »
  • Saracens remain unbeaten with Northampton victory

    Saracens remain unbeaten with Northampton victory

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    Current Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Saracens continued their unbeaten streak with a 27-12 victory over Northampton at Allianz Park. Saracens outscored the Saints by two tries to none in the match with Jamie George scoring one and the other a penalty try. Stephen Myler kicked all of Northampton Saintss points through penalties. Final Score Saracens […]Read More »
  • Australia hold off spirited Argentina

    Australia hold off spirited Argentina

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    Australia’s Wallabies earned back to back victories over Argentina’s Pumas with a 36-20 Rugby Championship victory in Perth. The Wallabies beat the Pumas in the Rugby World Cup Semi-finals in their last meeting and they followed that up with a bonus point victory in Perth despite having a minority of territory and possession. The result […]Read More »
  • All Blacks power past Springboks to another title

    All Blacks power past Springboks to another title

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    New Zealand’s All Blacks have all but won the 2016 Rugby Championship after beating South Africa 41-13 with a bonus point at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. Embed from Getty Images The All Blacks move up to 20 points in the Rugby Championship standings and lead South Africa by 14 points so unless Argentina beat Australia with a […]Read More »
  • Laidlaw boots Gloucester to Sale Sharks victory

    Laidlaw boots Gloucester to Sale Sharks victory

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    Greg Laidlaw kicked 16 points for Gloucester to help them to a 13-26 victory over Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership at AJ Bell stadium. Laidlaw kicked four penalties and converted tries by John Afoa and Charlie Sharples for the Cherry and Whites. Sam James scored a try for Sale Sharks in the first half […]Read More »
  • Jones :England will not be bullied by South Africa again

    Jones :England will not be bullied by South Africa again

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    England head coach Eddie Jones says that they will not be bullied by the Springboks in November on their end of year tour. The under-fire Boks, who will face the world champions New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday on the back of two consecutive defeats in the Rugby Championship, have not lost to England since […]Read More »
  • Bath get Houston back on short term deal

    Bath get Houston back on short term deal

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    English Premiership rugby club Bath have re-signed Leroy Houston as injury cover on a short term deal. Houston has been signed as  an injury replacement for David Denton and Taulupe Faletau who are both on the sidelines. The back-rower left Bath in the summer, having agreed a move to Queensland Reds with the hope of furthering […]Read More »
  • Bristol sign Super Rugby winner Woodward

    Bristol sign Super Rugby winner Woodward

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    Hurricanes Super Rugby winning back Jason Woodward has agreed to leave New Zealand and play in England for Premiership club Bristol. Woodward joined the Hurricanes two seasons ago from the Rebels in Melbourne and was in the side that started in this season’s Super Rugby final. Woodward missed most of the 2015 Super Rugby season […]Read More »
  • Maitland brace helps Saracens beat Exeter Chiefs

    Maitland brace helps Saracens beat Exeter Chiefs

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    Two tries from Scotland winger Sean Maitland helped Saracens to a 13-24 bonus point victory over Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park in the Aviva Premiership. The match was a rematch of last year’s Premiership final and like last season Saracens demonstrated why they are the English and European Champions. Saracens outscored Exeter Chiefs by five […]Read More »
  • Northampton Saints beat Bristol for first win of the season

    Northampton Saints beat Bristol for first win of the season

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    Northampton Saints earned their first victory of the Aviva Premiership season by beating Bristol 10-32 at their newly renovated Ashton Gate. Northampton made a quick start as George North, Louis Picamoles and Ken Pisi all scored tries for the Saints before the break. Embed from Getty Images Rob McMillan scored Bristol’s opening try in the […]Read More »
  • All Blacks call up Todd for injured Sam Cane

    All Blacks call up Todd for injured Sam Cane

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    All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has added Matt Todd to his Rugby Championship squad preparing to face South Africa’s Springboks in Christchurch. Todd comes into the squad as replacement for Sam Cane who injured his hamstring in the victory over Argentina and is expected to miss up to the next six weeks of rugby. […]Read More »
  • Wasps earn first win at Leicester Tigers in eight eight years

    Wasps earn first win at Leicester Tigers in eight eight years

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    Wasps earned their first victory over Leicester at Welford Road since 2008 when they beat the Tigers 22-34 in the Aviva Premiership. Both teams won their opening matches but Wasps made the stronger start and went out to an 8-13 half time lead. Embed from Getty Images Wasps extended the lead to 19 points before Leicester […]Read More »
  • Blue Bulls brush Pumas aside in Currie Cup

    Blue Bulls brush Pumas aside in Currie Cup

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    The Blue Bulls were too strong for the Pumas as the Pretoria side ran out 41-14 victors in their Currie Cup clash at Mbombela Stadium, in Nelspruit, on Saturday evening. The Bulls were workman-like in their performance as the Pumas tried to stay in touch going into the break at 24-9 down. After the interval, […]Read More »
  • Cheetahs remain top of Currie Cup after Sharks victory

    Cheetahs remain top of Currie Cup after Sharks victory

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    The Free State Cheetahs preserved their 100% record in the Premier Division of the Currie Cup when they beat the Sharks XV 38-30 in an entertaining clash at Kings Park after the Bloemfontein visitors led 17-12 at the break. The Cheetahs’ bonus-point victory propelled them to the top of the Currie Cup standings, while they […]Read More »
  • Golden Lions down W.Province in Currie Cup

    Golden Lions down W.Province in Currie Cup

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    The Lions’ hunt for a spot in the Currie Cup semifinals gained some much-needed momentum when they demolished Western Province 58-32 at Ellis Park on Friday The Lions, who led 37-13 at the break, scored eight tries to four to move up to fourth place in the standings. Province, however, are going to struggle to […]Read More »
  • Bath power to victory over Newcastle

    Bath power to victory over Newcastle

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    Bath romped to an eight try 58-5 Aviva Premiership victory over Newcastle Falcons at the Recreation Ground. The match was new director of rugby Todd Blackadder’s first home match for Bath. Bath made the stronger start and were leading 6-0 when Semesa Rokoduguni almost scored a length of the field try. However Falcons wing Vereniki […]Read More »
  • Six try Griquas beat Boland in Currie Cup

    Six try Griquas beat Boland in Currie Cup

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    Elgar Watts turned in a superb performance as Griquas ran in six tries to dispatch Boland 46-22 in the Currie Cup on Thursday night. Ultimately it was the home side’s pack that were just too strong and well organised at Griqua Park as they dominated the Cavaliers in every aspect. Inside centre Clinton Swart also […]Read More »
  • Australia beat Boks for first victory since World Cup

    Australia beat Boks for first victory since World Cup

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    Australia ended a six match losing streak and earned their first Rugby Championship victory by beating South Africa 23-17 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The victory also ends Australia longest losing run (four matches) on home soil since 1968. Australia remain in last place however as Argentina and South Africa both earned losing bonus point in […]Read More »
  • All Blacks survive early scare from Argentina

    All Blacks survive early scare from Argentina

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    New Zealand’s All Blacks recovered from a slow start to beat Argentina’s Pumas 57-22 in the Rugby Championship at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. The All Blacks, who outscored Argentina by eight tries to one, are the only unbeaten team in the Rugby Championship and after three bonus point wins have all but won the title […]Read More »

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