South Africa’s Western Stormers and two-time New Zealand winners Waikato Chiefs pushed their Super Rugby title claims this weekend as holders Otago Highlanders became the Queensland Reds first victims of the season.
Wallabies flanker David Pocock has issued an open apology for the foul play that earned him a ban this week, admitting he had let down his team mates, and thanked rugby’s governing bodies for trying to make the game safer.
England prop Joe Marler has been suspended for two matches and fined 20,000 pounds ($28,310) by World Rugby for calling Wales counterpart Samson Lee a “gypsy boy” during last month’s Six Nations match at Twickenham.
England prop Joe Marler says he is not a racist despite calling Wales counterpart Samson Lee a “gypsy boy” during last month’s Six Nations match at Twickenham.
Damian McKenzie had plenty to smile about as he further pressed his All Blacks claims with a starring role in Waikato Chiefs 48-23 win over Australian leaders ACT Brumbies in this weekend’s Super Rugby.
Royal College managed to brush off a late scare by Wesley College to record a 17-14 win in their Division 1 Singer Inter Schools Rugby League 2016 tie played at the CR & FC grounds on Saturday. The game proved to be a tense encounter till the last minute, with many nail-biting moments in between.
Revenge will be on the minds of Clermont as they travel to Marseille’s Velodrome to take on European champions Toulon in the Top 14 on Sunday.
South Africa’s Stormers defied strong Jaguares pressure in a scoreless second half to win 13-8 at Velez Sarsfield on Saturday and register a fourth victory in five Super Rugby matches.
The New South Wales Waratahs edged past arch-rivals Queensland Reds 15-13 in a dour Super Rugby clash in Brisbane on Sunday.
It has been 14 years since the Canterbury Crusaders became the last team to go through a Super season undefeated and their captain Kieran Read ensured it will be another year at least before that record is matched.
Kandy SC recorded a thrilling 31-28 win to clinch the Dialog Clifford Cup 2015/16 in grand style over rivals CR & FC at the Race Course Grounds yesterday. The victory increases Kandy’s overall Clifford Cup tally to 19.
Kandy SC will look for the perfect finish to the season when they face CR & FC in the final of the Dialog Clifford Cup 2016 at the Race Course grounds on Saturday.
Tier Two rugby nations Japan, Canada and the United States will face top-tier opponents in a series of June tests announced by World Rugby on Wednesday.
Isipathana began their Singer U20 inter-school rugby season with a massive win over Dharmaraja whom they crushed by 61 points to 15 in the match played at Longdon Place.
Wallabies winger Henry Speight will be sidelined for up to two months due to a bone fracture above his eye socket, which could derail his chances of playing for Australia’s rugby sevens side at the Rio Olympics.
No sooner had England locked up a first Six Nations grand slam in 13 years at the weekend than coach Eddie Jones was turning his mind to their next challenge, the three tests against Australia in June.
Defending champions, Kandy Sports Club reached the Clifford Cup finals when they over-came a spirited Navy Sports Club by 37 points (6 tries, 2 conversions, 1 penalty) to 27 points (4 tries, 2 conversions, 1 penalty) in the second semi-final which was worked off at the Trinity College Rugby Stadium in Pallekele yesterday.
Eddie Jones described captain Dylan Hartley as a ‘likeable rogue’ on Sunday as he reflected on England’s first Six Nations grand slam in 13 years.
England ran in three tries to complete their first grand slam triumph since 2003 with a 31-21 Six Nations victory over arch-rivals France at the Stade de France on Saturday.
Ireland ended their Six Nations campaign on a winning note against Scotland, but skipper Rory Best admitted they will view this year’s tournament in a negative light.