Dylan Hartley has all the right qualities to lead the British and Irish Lions for the tour of New Zealand next year, the England captain’s head coach Eddie Jones has said.
Prop Coenie Oosthuizen has been drafted into the South Africa camp as front row cover for the series-deciding third test against Ireland on Saturday after the Springboks suffered further injury withdrawals
For a dead-rubber match in a series already won by the All Blacks, the issue of team selection for the third test against Wales in Dunedin has created much debate in rugby-mad New Zealand this week.
Ireland will be driven by the anger of letting a series-clinching victory slip through their grasp when they take on South Africa in the third and deciding test in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, scrumhalf Conor Murray has said.
England coach Eddie Jones admits his side have a way to go yet but believes they are on track to challenge New Zealand’s long dominance of the game in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup.
England coach Eddie Jones has poured cold water over speculation linking him with the British and Irish Lions job for the 2017 tour of New Zealand.
Coach Michael Cheika says he will forcefully get his message across to his misfiring team after the Wallabies threw away their chance of squaring the Test series against England this weekend.
New South Africa coach Allister Coetzee hailed the resilience of his team and the impact of the replacements after a dramatic 32-26 second Test triumph over Ireland Saturday.
New Zealand produced a ruthless second-half display to defeat Wales 36-22 in the second Test in Wellington on Saturday and maintain one of world rugby’s longest winning streaks.
England’s first series win over the Wallabies on Australian soil might sway the nation’s children to take up the sport rather than dream of a career in football, coach Eddie Jones said.
South Africa produced a rousing second-half revival, coming from 16 points down to beat Ireland 32-26 in Saturday’s remarkable second test at Ellis Park and level the three-match series.
England produced a sustained and outstanding defensive effort to keep Australia at bay before a late Owen Farrell try clinched a 23-7 win to secure his team a first series win on Australian soil on Saturday.
France return to a very happy hunting ground in Argentina Sunday with coach Guy Noves saying he wants to measure the depth of talent in his depleted squad.
Australia winger Henry Speight has been ruled out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics rugby sevens after suffering a serious knee injury, the Australian Rugby Union said on Wednesday.
Kieran Read celebrated his elevation to the All Blacks captaincy by leading a come-from-behind victory as his team produced a lethal finish to crush Wales 39-21 in the first Test in Auckland on Saturday.
Star forward David Pocock will miss the remainder of the Test series against England after suffering a fractured eye socket during Saturday’s 39-28 loss in Brisbane, the Australian Rugby Union confirmed.
A new era dawns for the South African Springboks Saturday when they tackle weakened Ireland in Cape Town in the first of three Tests.
Australia captain Stephen Moore conceded Saturday’s Test against England would be a highly physical encounter, but that this was just part of Test rugby.
Alun Wyn Jones will make his 100th appearance for Wales on Saturday after being named in Warren Gatland’s side to face New Zealand in their opening test.
Coach Steve Hansen named just two uncapped players in his squad for the All Blacks’ test against Wales on Saturday, their first match since the team lost six stalwarts following last year’s World Cup triumph in England.