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  • Brumbies top Aussie conference with Bulls victory

    Brumbies top Aussie conference with Bulls victory

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    The Brumbies recovered from back to back losses by beating the Bulls 23-6 in Canberra and went to the top of the Australian Conference. The victory for the Brumbies moves them above the Rebels who have a bye this weekend and cannot over take the Canberra side. The Brumbies outscored the Bulls by two tries […]Read More »
  • Macilai hat-trick helps extend Crusaders run

    Macilai hat-trick helps extend Crusaders run

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    Jone Macilai scored a hat-trick of tries to help the Crusaders to a 38-5 bonus point victory over the Reds at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. The Crusaders victory is their eighth straight win this season which equals their best unbeaten run since the 2008 Super Rugby season. The six tries to one win for the Crusaders […]Read More »
  • Bath Rugby v Leicester Tigers Premiership Preview

    Bath Rugby v Leicester Tigers Premiership Preview

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    Leicester Tigers have named their team to play Bath and included back-rowers Tom Croft and Jordan Crane for the Aviva Premiership clash at The Rec. Croft returns at flanker, with Crane at No8 as Tigers shuffle the pack for the final game of the regular league season and with a place in the semi-finals on […]Read More »
  • Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks Premiership Preview

    Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks Premiership Preview

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    Newcastle Falcons head coach John Wells has made seven changes for this final round match against Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership at Kingston Park. Top try-scorer Nili Latu returns to captain the team as Will Welch misses out through injury. Juan Pablo Socino replaces Adam Powell at inside centre, Rob Hawkins earning a start […]Read More »
  • Wasps v London Irish Premiership Preview

    Wasps v London Irish Premiership Preview

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    London Irish Head Coach Tom Coventry has made five changes for tomorrow afternoon’s Aviva Premiership fixture against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena Greig Tonks makes his first start for the Club at full back in the only change in the back line from last weekend, replacing Sean Maitland. Johnny Harris and Ben Franks are both […]Read More »
  • Worcester Warriors v Saracens Premiership Preview

    Worcester Warriors v Saracens Premiership Preview

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    Warriors have made five changes for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership match against Saracens on Saturday at Sixways stadium. Dean Ryan makes five changes to the side which faced Leicester Tigers at Welford Road last time out as Na’ama Leleimalefaga, Donncha O’Callaghan, Dan Sanderson, Sam Betty and Luke Baldwin all come into the starting line-up. Sanderson […]Read More »
  • Gloucester v Northampton Saints Premiership Preview

    Gloucester v Northampton Saints Premiership Preview

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    Gloucester have named Academy graduate Elliott Creed to make his full debut for the club in their Aviva Premiership match against Northampton Saints in the at Kingsholm on Saturday 19-year-old Creed has made three appearances as a replacement, including the 12-11 win at Sale last Friday, but will make his first start on the wing […]Read More »
  • Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs Premiership Preview

    Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs Premiership Preview

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    Harlequins have named a team with eight changes to the side for their Aviva Premiership against the Exeter Chiefs at The Stoop on Saturday/. There are eight changes to the starting team that played London Irish last week. Mike Brown starts at full-back with Ross Chisholm moving to the wing; Tim Visser (knee) and Charlie […]Read More »
  • England snap up Glen Ella for Australian tour

    England snap up Glen Ella for Australian tour

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    England head coach Eddie Jones has added former Wallaby Glen Ella to his coaching staff for their upcoming June tour of Australia. Sydney-based Ella will join up with the England setup in Brisbane and work for the duration of the three Test series as a skills coach. Working with Jones he will be responsible for […]Read More »
  • Sale Sharks sign Mike Phillips

    Sale Sharks sign Mike Phillips

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    Aviva Premiership Rugby club Sale Sharks have signed Wales international and British and Irish Lions scrum half Mike Phillips. Phillips will join Sale Sharks from French Top 14 Rugby club Racing 92 who are in the European Rugby Champions Cup final. Mike started his career at Scarlets at the age of 20 and then moved […]Read More »
  • Scotland international Cusiter to hang up his boots

    Scotland international Cusiter to hang up his boots

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    Scotland and Sale Sharks scrum half Chris Cusiter has announced that he is retiring from playing professional rugby. Cusiter joined Sale Sharks last season from Glasgow Warriors and reflected back on his career in the game. “As far as my rugby career goes I considered myself privileged to receive a Scotland ‘A’ cap in 2002. […]Read More »
  • All Blacks were deliberately poisoned in 1995 RWC

    All Blacks were deliberately poisoned in 1995 RWC

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    A former top South African police commander has said that New Zealand’s All Blacks were deliberately poisoned before they played the Springboks in the 1995 Rugby World Cup final. Rory Steyn who was involved in the All Blacks security at the time and was chief bodyguard to President Nelson Mandela says he believes a betting […]Read More »
  • Harlequins sign Scotland flyhalf Jackson

    Harlequins sign Scotland flyhalf Jackson

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    Aviva Premiership Rugby club Harlequins have signed Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson for the 2016/17 season. Commenting on the announcement, the Northampton-born 28 year-old said: “I’m extremely excited to be starting a new challenge with Harlequins, a club with a great history, tradition and one that plays in a style that is similar to my rugby […]Read More »
  • Northampton Saints sign Groom for Fotual’i

    Northampton Saints sign Groom for Fotual’i

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    Aviva Premiership Rugby club Northampton Saints have signed Stormers Super Rugby scrum-half Nic Groom to replace Kahn Fotual’i. Fotual’i’s contract with Northampton comes to an end at the end of the current season and he has been linked to Bath. Groom recently brought up his half-century of Super Rugby caps for the Stormers in their victory against […]Read More »
  • London Irish relegated from Premiership

    London Irish relegated from Premiership

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    London Irish have been relegated from the Premiership after they lost 25-32 to Harlequins at the Madejski stadium. Harlequins outscored London Irish by four tries to three in the match and the Exiles will spend next year in the Championship. Despite coming back from 19-3 down to lead briefly towards the end of the match, Irish […]Read More »
  • Exeter Chiefs go to second in Premiership

    Exeter Chiefs go to second in Premiership

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    Exeter Chiefs moved in to second place in the Aviva Premiership standings by thumping Wasps 24-3 at Sandy Park. The result earns Exeter a home Semi-final in the play offs. Both sides started the match assured of a place in the top four of the Premiership, but it was the Chiefs who won at a […]Read More »
  • Saracens take the top spot in the Premiership

    Saracens take the top spot in the Premiership

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    Saracens took the top spot in the Aviva Premiership standings after they beat Newcastle Falcons 23-14 at Allianz Stadium. Saracens had to come from behind in the match as they trailed 3-14 at half time. Newcastle will remain in the Premiership despite the loss as London Irish lost to Harlequins and have been relegated. Continuing […]Read More »
  • Jaguares smash the Southern Kings

    Jaguares smash the Southern Kings

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    The Jaguares won their second Super Rugby match and their first at home when they hammered the Southern Kings 73-27 in Buenos Aires. The Jaguares were rampant in the match and outscored the Kings by eleven tries to four which earned them their first Try bonus point. The Jaguares score of 73 is their highest ever score […]Read More »
  • Stormers see Red with Waratahs victory

    Stormers see Red with Waratahs victory

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    The Waratahs secured their fourth win of the Super Rugby season when they came from behind to beat the Stormers 30-32 at Newlands in Cape Town. The Stormers played the final 24 minutes of the match with 14 players after Leolin Zas was red carded for an in the air challenge on Bernard Foley. The […]Read More »
  • Leicester book Premiership play off spot

    Leicester book Premiership play off spot

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    Leicester Tigers beat Worcester Warriors 31-17 to earn a 12th successive appearance in the Aviva Premiership play offs. Leicester scored four tries to two in the match which earned them the bonus point. The match started with a topsy-turvy first-half which saw both sides spend periods in the lead. It was a high-scoring first 40 […]Read More »
  • Hurricanes bring Lions back down to earth

    Hurricanes bring Lions back down to earth

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    The Hurricanes brought the Lions back down to earth with a big bump by smashing the Johannesburg side 17-50 at Emirates (Ellis) Park. The Hurricanes victory is their seventh consecutive victory against the Lions as the Lions last beat the Hurricanes in 2007. The Hurricanes outscored the Lions by seven tries to three in the match […]Read More »
  • Northampton come from behind to beat Bath

    Northampton come from behind to beat Bath

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    Northampton Saints had to come from behind but beat Bath 15-14 at Franklins Gardens in the Aviva Premiership. Both teams scored two tries each in the match and the result moves the Saints into fifth place. Two Jeff Williams tries saw Bath into a surprising 0-14 lead at the break. It was wholly against the […]Read More »
  • Melville to replace Rob Andrew at RFU

    Melville to replace Rob Andrew at RFU

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    USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville has agreed to join England’s Rugby Football Union as director of professional rugby from the end of this season. Melville will be responsible for professional rugby in England for the RFU, with particular focus around managing relationship with Premiership Rugby, the English Qualified Player scheme, the EPS agreement and the […]Read More »
  • Reds rebound against Cheetahs

    Reds rebound against Cheetahs

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    The Reds held on to earn their second victory of the Super Rugby by beating the Cheetahs 30-17 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The Reds had lost their last two matches on tour in South Africa but were able to hold off the travel fatigue and secure the victory. The victory for the Reds is […]Read More »
  • Highlanders end losing streak to Brumbies

    Highlanders end losing streak to Brumbies

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    Super Rugby champions the Highlanders got back to winning ways by beating the Brumbies 23-10 at Invercargill. The Highlanders victory ends a three match losing streak to the Brumbies and a two match losing streak this season after losses to the Reds and Sharks. The Highlanders outscored the Brumbies by two tries to one but […]Read More »

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