Rugby league convert Sam Burgess was named in hosts England’s 50-man training squad announced Wednesday for this year’s World Cup.
Experienced Toulon flyhalf Frederic Michalak was the surprise inclusion in France coach Philippe Saint-Andre’s provisional squad for this year’s World Cup.
The emergence of the United States as a lucrative rugby market continued on Wednesday with the announcement seven-times Super Rugby champions Canterbury Crusaders will play English powerhouse Saracens in the Superdome in New Orleans.
New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is preparing his players for nothing short of a battle when they meet the Canterbury Crusaders in a crunch Super Rugby clash at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
Fiji won the Sevens World Series on Sunday as the United States enjoyed a breakthrough success by taking the London Sevens title — the first time they’d come out on top in a Sevens Cup final.
It was always going to be a tall order for New South Wales Waratahs to become the first Australian side to retain the Super Rugby title but the task got that bit harder with the ACT Brumbies’ win over the Lions on Saturday.
New Zealand’s Wellington Hurricanes have opened up a 14-point lead at the top of the Super Rugby standings with a tense win over title rivals Waikato Chiefs as the ACT Brumbies ended a run of defeats this weekend.
England ensured Great Britain would be represented at next year’s inaugural Olympic rugby sevens tournament after reaching the quarter-finals of the London Sevens on Saturday.
England centre Manu Tuilagi will miss the World Cup after being banned from playing for his country having pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting a pair of female police officers.
The Queensland Reds staged a stunning 58-point turnaround to end a tumultuous week with a 46-29 Super Rugby spanking of the Melbourne Rebels in Brisbane on Friday.
The Northern Bulls squandered a chance to return to the top of the South African Super 15 conference with a 23-18 upset loss to the Auckland Blues on Friday.
Fiji head into the ninth and final round of this season’s Sevens World Series in London eyeing a first overall title since 2006.
The 2018 men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens will be hosted in San Francisco, bringing the sport in the United States a significant event which organisers and the governing body World Rugby hope will spread its appeal there.
It was so close but yet so far for Trinity College. This was the tale of the first leg of the 71st Bradby Shield encounter when Royal College edged out Trinity 23 points (1 goal, 2 tries, 2 penalties) to 22 (2 goal, 1 try, 1 penalty) at the Trinity College Rugby Stadium at Pallekelle.
New Zealand’s Wellington Hurricanes moved well clear at the top of the Super Rugby championship with another bonus-point win as the Western Stormers regained the lead in the South African conference this weekend.
The Melbourne Rebels claimed a season-high sixth victory with a 42-22 Super Rugby win over the Auckland Blues in Melbourne on Friday.
The Canterbury Crusaders thrashed the Queensland Reds 58-17 in Christchurch on Friday to give legends Richie McCaw and Dan Carter a triumphant home farewell.
Super Rugby leaders Wellington Hurricanes will rest key backs Julian Savea and TJ Perenara against the lowly Coastal Sharks as they take advantage of main New Zealand rivals Waikato Chiefs having a bye this weekend.
Clermont’s English full-back Nick Abendanon has been elected European Player of the Year for 2015, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) announced on Tuesday.
Toulon’s class, big-match experience and the belief oozing through their expensively-assembled ‘galacticos’ secured an unprecedented third successive European title with a 24-18 victory over Clermont Auvergne at Twickenham on Saturday.