Defending French Top 14 champions Racing 92 slipped to a 15-9 defeat at Bordeaux-Begles on the opening day of the new season, while Clermont had to settle for a 30-30 draw at La Rochelle on Saturday.
World champions New Zealand claimed their biggest win over the Wallabies in Australia with a thumping 42-8 win over the defending champions to kick off their Rugby Championship campaign in Sydney on Saturday.
Injured All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has been forced onto his side’s replacement bench for their Rugby Championship opener against Australia on Saturday after Nathan Harris was ruled out with a knee injury.
World champions New Zealand must battle the loss of some of the game’s greats and a desire for revenge from their opponents as they prepare for the start of the Rugby Championship this weekend.
Hong Kong’s Men’s Under 20 Sevens team won the second leg of the Asia Rugby Sevens in Hong Kong at King’s Park beating 2016 series champions Sri Lanka in the Cup final 36-10.
Sri Lanka Under 20 rugby players looked rock solid on day one when they completed their matches in the Asian Youth Rugby Sevens 2016 tournament with a clean sheet in Kowloon, Hong Kong yesterday.
Isipathana College showed supremacy on the field in the schools segment as they managed to end day one with three wins out of three in the second leg of the inaugural Sri Lanka Super Sevens Rugby Tournament worked off at the Racecourse International Rugby Stadium
Fiji sent New Zealand home, Japan continued their fairytale run to the semi-finals and Britain edged Argentina amid the high drama of extra time as the inaugural Olympic sevens tournament got down to the final four on Wednesday.
South Africa have called up versatile Sharks prop Lourens Adriaanse to replace Trevor Nyakane, who is nursing an ankle injury, for their first two matches of the Rugby Championship against Argentina later this month.
Former Vidyartha, Navy SC and CR & FC player Jason Dissnayake has signed up with Kandy Sports Club for the 2016/2017 rugby season. He signed his contract yesterday in Colombo.
The Wellington Hurricanes ended a 20-year nightmare Saturday when Beauden Barrett in scintillating form engineered a 20-3 victory over the Golden Lions on Saturday for their maiden Super Rugby title.
SL Telecom Mobitel Eagles won the first leg of the Sri Lanka Super Sevens beating Softlogic Warriors 21 points to 14, at the Race Course Stadium yesterday.
Victor Vito believes the script has been written for his Wellington Hurricanes to become the fifth new Super Rugby champions in six years when they battle the Golden Lions in Saturday’s final.
EZY Wolves, Isipathana College and St. Peter’s College finished unbeaten on day one of the first leg of the Sri Lanka Super 7s 2016 tournament which was played at the Race Course Rugby Stadium on Friday.
Sonny Bill Williams will have little time to celebrate should he help New Zealand’s sevens squad win a gold medal at the Rio Olympics after he was named in the All Blacks squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship on Monday.
Sri Lanka Under 20 ruggerites led by Kevin Dixon created history when they became champions at the first leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens Tournament 2016 beating South Korea 38 to nothing in the Cup Finals at the Pasir Gudang Stadium in Johor Bahru, Malaysia yesterday.
South Africa coach Allister Coetzee says he wants to change the way the Springboks play so they do not rely solely on brute force to win matches.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen set his sights on capturing a record third successive Rugby World Cup title after announcing on Monday he has extended his contract with the side through the 2019 tournament in Japan.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s decision to stay on with the team until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan has now thrown up another question in the rugby-mad country. Who is going to replace him?
Top class rugby will be on show at the Sri Lanka Super 7s rugby tournament, organized by the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union, which will be played over two weeks next month, featuring players from clubs and schools.