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Twelvetrees in line for England role
published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:55:41 GMT
Centre Billy Twelvetrees is in line to start against Australia as England name the same 23-man squad that beat Samoa. ... [read more]
Wales prop Smith out for four months
published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:16:18 GMT
Wales prop Nicky Smith will be out for up to four months while there is also bad news for fellow Ospreys Ryan Bevington and Duncan Jones. ... [read more]
Burgess close to making Bath debut
published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:35:26 GMT
Sam Burgess could make his rugby union debut for Bath on Friday against Harlequins. ... [read more]
Henry undergoes heart operation
published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:01:34 GMT
Ireland flanker Chris Henry has heart surgery after last week's news that he had suffered a blocked brain blood vessel. ... [read more]
Edwards hits back at Gatland critics
published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:45:23 GMT
Shaun Edwards hits back at suggestions that Wales head coach Warren Gatland is under pressure over recent results. ... [read more]
Kuridrani ruled out of England match
published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:27:44 GMT
Outside centre Tevita Kuridrani is ruled out of Australia's match against England at Twickenham with an ankle injury. ... [read more]
Better late than never for Scots
published on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:17 GMT
Scotland's Test win over Tonga was down to a much-improved second-half display, writes former international Mike Blair. ... [read more]
Vunipola ruled out of Australia Test
published on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:40:43 GMT
Billy Vunipola is ruled out of England's Test against Australia with concussion and replaced by Thomas Waldrom. ... [read more]
Ireland and England to play Baa Baas
published on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:12:59 GMT
Ireland and England will both play the Barbarians in May 2015 as part of their build-up to next year's Rugby World Cup. ... [read more]
Youngs set to start on Tigers return
published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:23:54 GMT
England hooker Tom Youngs is set to start on his return from a 10-week injury lay-off when Leicester Tigers face Wasps. ... [read more]
Cowan signs new London Irish deal
published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:27:28 GMT
London Irish back-row forward Blair Cowan signs a new deal keeping him at the Premiership club until 2018. ... [read more]
Mauger named Leicester head coach
published on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:32:15 GMT
Leicester Tigers name former centre and New Zealand All Black Aaron Mauger as their new head coach, starting next season. ... [read more]
Nothing to fear in Springboks - Ball
published on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:27:15 GMT
Lock Jake Ball says "nothing" about South Africa worries him ahead of Wales' final Test of the autumn series on Saturday. ... [read more]
Exeter's Waldrom backed for England
published on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:17:26 GMT
Exeter's Rob Baxter says it will be a shame if Thomas Waldrom does not play for England against Australia on Saturday. ... [read more]
Saints boss praises England quartet
published on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:17:55 GMT
Jim Mallinder gives special praise to the Northampton players released from England duty after their win at Saracens. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Scrum V Statpad: Wales 16-34 New Zealand
published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:40:52 GMT
Scrum V analyst Sean Holley gives his verdict on Wales' 34-16 defeat by New Zealand in Cardiff (UK users only). ... [read more]
VIDEO: Scrum V's weekend Pro12 highlights
published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:56:14 GMT
Highlights of the Pro12 games involving Scarlets, Ospreys, Dragons and Blues (UK only). ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: England 29-8 Samoa
published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:16:37 GMT
England secure their first win of the autumn as they see off Samoa 29-8 with a solid if unspectacular performance at Twickenham. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Wales 16-34 New Zealand
published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:14:27 GMT
Wales lose a 26th consecutive game against New Zealand as the All Blacks triumph 16-34 in Cardiff. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Scotland 37-12 Tonga
published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:45:03 GMT
Scotland score five tries as they beat Tonga 37-12 at Rugby Park to register their second win of the Autumn internationals. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Farrell & Ford decision imminent
published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:43:07 GMT
England head coach Stuart Lancaster will decide over the next 24 to 48 hours who will play at number 10 against Australia next weekend. ... [read more]
VIDEO: 'Wales should do the Hoffa'
published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:52:12 GMT
Former Baywatch and Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff reveals his love for Welsh rugby before their game against New Zealand. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Gatland 'proud' of Wales in defeat
published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:23:39 GMT
Warren Gatland says that he is 'proud' of his side's effort, performance and commitment in their 16-34 defeat to New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Win will boost confidence - Cotter
published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:28:37 GMT
Vern Cotter says that his side can 'take a lot of confidence' from their 37-12 win over Tonga at Rugby Park. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Archive: NZ crush Wales in 2012
published on Sat, 24 Nov 2012 19:52:53 GMT
Watch highlights of world champions New Zealand beating Wales 33-10 with a clinical performance at the Millennium Stadium in 2012. ... [read more]
Ireland the best in Europe - Guscott
published on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:39:03 GMT
Ireland did not need to play their best to beat Australia, while Wales fell away against New Zealand, says Jeremy Guscott. ... [read more]
History repeats on Wales and Gatland
published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:57:27 GMT
Wales' defeat by New Zealand had little to do with luck and leaves Warren Gatland facing questions, writes Tom Fordyce. ... [read more]
Scots recovery faces stiff Six Nations test
published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:19:17 GMT
Tom English applauds Scotland's improved displays but sounds a note of caution as their Six Nations rivals are on the up, too. ... [read more]
Autumn internationals on the BBC
published on Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:40:06 GMT
BBC Sport will bring you live coverage of the autumn internationals on BBC TV, radio and online. ... [read more]
Rowntree expects stronger Australia
published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:36:20 GMT
England forwards coach Graham Rowntree expects Australia to have worked on any weakness at the scrum when they meet on Saturday. ... [read more]
Club game 'should employ referees'
published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:29 GMT
Saracens chairman Nigel Wray says Premiership referees should be employed by clubs, rather than the Rugby Football Union. ... [read more]

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