Stuart Lancaster said England’s failure to land the Six Nations championship on his watch “burns inside” as he prepares for his fourth tilt at the title after a hat-trick of second places.
Owen Farrell’s misfortune could be Danny Cipriani’s gain. The prospect of the talented but often troubled flyhalf laying down a marker for England in World Cup year became more realistic on Tuesday when Farrell was ruled out of the entire Six Nations.
A brief impractical gathering of a rugby liaison has come crashing down, with the confirmation yesterday of the disbanding of Hambantota Sharks.
England have added forwards Tom Croft and Christian Day to their Six Nations training squad as injury cover, the Rugby Football Union announced Monday as fitness problems continued to pile up for Stuart Lancaster’s side.
Dulaj Perera held his nerve and fired across a penalty in what turned out to be the last act of yet another pulsating traditional confrontation between Havelock SC and the CR & FC at the Park yesterday, under lights.
Wales and British and Irish Lions prop Adam Jones has announced his retirement from international rugby union, in an interview published with Britain’s Sunday Times.
Wallaby fly-half Quade Cooper will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks after fracturing his collarbone at training, team officials said on Friday.
Australia flanker David Pocock scored a try in his first match for almost a year when he played an hour of a Super Rugby pre-season warm-up for ACT Brumbies against Western Force on Friday.
Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter were the eye-catching inclusions in Stuart Lancaster’s training squad for the opening game of the Six Nations against Wales in Cardiff on Feb. 6, both given the chance to force their way into World Cup reckoning.
Courtney Lawes, one of England’s key forwards, will miss the start of the Six Nations Championship after he undergoes surgery on an injured ankle on Monday.
All Black legend Ali Williams vowed to spend his time fishing and hunting after announcing his retirement from rugby on Thursday.
Ireland captain Paul O’Connell may retire from rugby after this year’s World Cup rather than see out the remainder of his contract until the end of the 2015/16 season, he said on Tuesday.
England number eight Ben Morgan could be doubtful for the Six Nations after being carried off and given oxygen during Gloucester’s dramatic 24-23 win over Saracens in the Premiership at Kingsholm on Friday.
England coach Stuart Lancaster will hold talks with hooker Dylan Hartley following his fifth career sending-off this month.
Northampton’s England hooker Dylan Hartley has been suspended for three weeks for elbowing Leicester’s Matt Smith in a Premiership match, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said in a statement on Tuesday.
Former All Blacks coach Wayne Smith is to rejoin the World champion side to bolster their bid to become the first team to win back-to-back World Cups.
Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton will not resume playing until he is fully fit following a blow to the head last month, his Racing Metro coach said on Thursday.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is unfazed about a possible mass exodus of players after next year’s World Cup following the departures of veterans James Horwill and Adam Ashley-Cooper.
Australia’s post-World Cup exodus is already in motion with former captain James Horwill and utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper confirming they will join European clubs after next year’s global showpiece.
All Black great Dan Carter will leave New Zealand rugby after next year’s World Cup to play for French Top 14 club Racing Metro, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) said Thursday.