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London Welsh 20-52 Bordeaux-Begles
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:19:34 GMT
London Welsh are given a lesson in expansive rugby as Bordeaux run in seven tries in the European Challenge Cup. ... [read more]
World Cup ticket sales near 1m
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:49:04 GMT
A total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup during September, organisers say. ... [read more]
No Wales squad place safe - North
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:33:45 GMT
George North says Warren Gatland's decision to omit Adam Jones, James Hook and Ian Evans proves no player's place is safe. ... [read more]
White in line for Ireland debut
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:11:01 GMT
Joe Schmidt hints Connacht's Nathan White will earn his first Irish cap against South Africa if Mike Ross is ruled out. ... [read more]
Clermont's Bardy given five-week ban
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:32 GMT
Clermont's Julien Bardy is given a five-week ban for striking Saracens' Billy Vunipola with his knee on Saturday. ... [read more]
Rowntree backs 'exceptional' Kruis
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:45:44 GMT
Forwards coach Graham Rowntree says "exceptional" George Kruis could make his England debut next month. ... [read more]
Nowell grateful for Lancaster faith
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:54:35 GMT
Exeter winger Jack Nowell says he is pleased with the faith put in him by England head coach Stuart Lancaster. ... [read more]
Kruis among uncapped England trio
published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:12 GMT
England call up uncapped Semesa Rokoduguni, George Kruis and Calum Clark for the autumn internationals. ... [read more]
IRB honours ex-WRU chief Williams
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:58:29 GMT
Former WRU secretary Ray Williams is to be awarded the IRB's Vernon Pugh award for distinguished service. ... [read more]
Munster v Saracens (Fri)
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:16:29 GMT
Team news as Munster host Saracens in the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool One fixture at Thomond Park (19:45 BST). ... [read more]
Grenoble v London Irish (Fri)
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:01:42 GMT
London Irish travel to French side Grenoble in pool one of the Challenge Cup on Friday (18:30 BST). ... [read more]
Dragons v Newcastle (Fri)
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:37:37 GMT
Preview and team news of Dragons' Challenge Cup tie with Newcastle Falcons at Rodney Parade on Friday (19:30 BST). ... [read more]
Cheika named coach of Australia
published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:37:53 GMT
New South Wales Waratahs boss Michael Cheika is named as the new coach of the Wallabies. ... [read more]
Jones 'gutted' by Wales omission
published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:25:31 GMT
Wales prop forward Adam Jones says he is "gutted" at missing out on selection for the autumn internationals. ... [read more]
WRU must work together - Davies
published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:30:45 GMT
Newly-appointed WRU chairman Gareth Davies is calling for people to work together for the sake of Welsh rugby. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Nowell excited by England recall
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:44:25 GMT
Exeter winger Jack Nowell says he is excited to be back in the England squad after knee surgery in the summer. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Rokoduguni form rewarded - Lancaster
published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:29:59 GMT
England coach Stuart Lancaster says the inclusion of Semesa Rokoduguni in the squad for the autumn internationals reflects the Bath winger's form. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Halfpenny picks up French at Toulon
published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:54:30 GMT
Leigh Halfpenny tries out his French on Sport Wales TV and says life at Toulon is 'pas de probleme' after difficult start. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Why I dropped Jones & Hook - Gatland
published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:20 GMT
Wales coach Warren Gatland explains his decision to drop prop Adam Jones and fly-half James Hook for the autumn Tests. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Davies targets Welsh rugby 'unity'
published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:31:06 GMT
New Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies says one of his main aims will be to restore "unity" to rugby in Wales. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Gilchrist 'honoured' by captaincy
published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:29:37 GMT
Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist talks to BBC Scotland's Kheredine Idessane after being named skipper for Scotland's autumn Test series. ... [read more]
Fijian soldier set for England duty
published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:15 GMT
Having witnessed the horrors of war, Semesa Rokoduguni is making the most of rugby life as an England career beckons. ... [read more]
Toulon look to life after Wilkinson
published on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:14:27 GMT
European champions Toulon want to prove there is life after Jonny Wilkinson as they bid for an unprecedented third title in a row. ... [read more]
Guscott previews the Champions Cup
published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:41 GMT
At the start of the new European Rugby Champions Cup, Jeremy Guscott explains why there will be humdingers from the off. ... [read more]
'Fans will follow' Wasps to Coventry
published on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:59:18 GMT
A large proportion of supporters will stick with Wasps when they move to Coventry, says chief executive Nick Eastwood. ... [read more]
Rokoduguni ready to fly for England
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:29:32 GMT
Semesa Rokoduguni is electrifying for Bath and has the attributes to be the same for England, says BBC pundit Jeremy Guscott. ... [read more]
Schmidt: I don't influence provinces
published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:35:01 GMT
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt denies suggestions that he has influenced team selection in the Irish provinces. ... [read more]

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