CHALLENGE CUP TEAM SHEETS: SATURDAY

Round One's Challenge Cup action continues on Saturday with six matches taking place, starting with Calvisano taking on Cardiff Blues. Calvisano...

JACKSON WRAY TO PLAY 50TH CHAMPIONS CUP GAME FOR SARACENS

Three fixtures take place on Sunday in Round One of the European Champions Cup, starting with Connacht hosting Montpellier in Galway. Connacht...

 
 
 

MARIKA KOROIBETE CROWNED AUSTRALIA'S BEST

Wallabies wing Marika Koroibete expressed his gratitude to former Australia coach Michael Cheika after taking out the 2019 John Eales...

‘Saracens will win trophies again' - Alex Lozowski

‘SARACENS WILL WIN TROPHIES AGAIN' - ALEX LOZOWSKI

Saracens inside back Alex Lozowski has issued a warning to their rivals that they will win trophies again despite the recent saga over...

 
 
 

LUKHAN SALAKAIA-LOTO EXTENDS REDS STAY

Reds utility forward Lukhan Salakaia-Loto has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him stay at the Brisbane-based side for a further...

Betting preview: Sale to spring a shock at Glasgow

BETTING PREVIEW: SALE TO SPRING A SHOCK AT GLASGOW

Ahead of the action in Round One of the European Champions Cup, we have taken a look over the best bets from two of the pool games...

 
 
 
Rugby Union Today: Brian O'Driscoll exclusive and podcast

RUGBY UNION TODAY: BRIAN O'DRISCOLL EXCLUSIVE AND PODCAST

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we have an exclusive with former Leinster centre Brian O'Driscoll, who previews the upcoming...

The short side: Champions Cup kicks off with a bang

THE SHORT SIDE: CHAMPIONS CUP KICKS OFF WITH A BANG

The short side returns to Planet Rugby as we study the major talking points ahead of this weekend's opening pool games in the Champions...

 
 
 
Gloucester and Toulouse set for tasty European opener

GLOUCESTER AND TOULOUSE SET FOR TASTY EUROPEAN OPENER

The 2019/20 Champions Cup gets underway with Gloucester hosting Toulouse in what promises to be an entertaining encounter at Kingsholm...

CHALLENGE CUP TEAM SHEETS: FRIDAY

Round One of the Challenge Cup kicks off on Friday with four matches taking place, starting with Enisei-STM facing off with Worcester...

 
 
 

EXCLUSIVE: BRIAN O'DRISCOLL PREVIEWS THE CHAMPIONS CUP

As rugby connoisseurs finish digesting their feast of the action in Japan, Planet Rugby caught up with Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll,...

SCOTTISH RUGBY UNION ACCEPTS FINE OVER WORLD CUP COMMENTS

The Scottish Rugby Union have announced that they will not challenge World Rugby after receiving a £70,000 fine and formal reprimand. The...

 
 
 

WASPS WING BANNED FOR SIX WEEKS

Wasps wing Paolo Odogwu was handed a six-week suspension after appearing before an independent disciplinary panel in Bristol on Wednesday. He...

‘I rejected Chiefs coaching role' - John Mitchell

‘I REJECTED CHIEFS COACHING ROLE' - JOHN MITCHELL

England defence coach John Mitchell has revealed he turned down the chance to join Super Rugby outfit the Chiefs' coaching staff in...

 
 
 
Schalk Brits retires for the second time

SCHALK BRITS RETIRES FOR THE SECOND TIME

The oldest member of the Springboks' Rugby World Cup squad, hooker Schalk Brits, has retired from rugby for the second time in two...

Rugby Union Today: Wayne Barnes interview, Baa-baas team

RUGBY UNION TODAY: WAYNE BARNES INTERVIEW, BAA-BAAS TEAM

Another busy day in the rugby union game as Planet Rugby features writer James While has an exclusive interview with referee Wayne...

 
 
 
Eddie Jones names strong Barbarians side to face Fiji

EDDIE JONES NAMES STRONG BARBARIANS SIDE TO FACE FIJI

Barbarians head coach Eddie Jones has named a strong starting line-up to take on Fiji in their Killik Cup encounter at Twickenham on...

France appoint Shaun Edwards as defence coach

FRANCE APPOINT SHAUN EDWARDS AS DEFENCE COACH

The French Rugby Federation have announced that Shaun Edwards will join France head coach Fabien Galthie's backroom staff as the new...

 
 
 

‘ALL THE FACTS OF THE CASE WILL COME OUT' - MARK MCCALL

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall revealed that not everything is black and white regarding the Premiership outfit's breach of...

Great Britain confirm Olympic Sevens coaching staff

GREAT BRITAIN CONFIRM OLYMPIC SEVENS COACHING STAFF

Great Britain Sevens have confirmed the wider coaching structure for their Men's and Women's teams for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. James...

 
 
 



Man City appeal against Uefa investigation into potential financial fair...

Man City appeal against Uefa investigation into potential financial fair play deceptions thrown out

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Last of the Summer Wine and Coronation Street star Jean Fergusson dead at 74

Last of the Summer Wine and Coronation Street star Jean Fergusson dead at 74

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Transcript of FIRST call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian leader shows no...

Transcript of FIRST call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian leader shows no mention of Biden probe

Flying aboard Air Force One on April 21, Trump offered Volodymyr Zelensky the high profile White House visit that the newly elected leader craved, without suggesting strings... Read more ...

Shawn Mendes branded ‘coward' by Taylor Swift fans as he stays silent on...

Shawn Mendes branded ‘coward' by Taylor Swift fans as he stays silent on Scooter Braun row

Shawn has stayed quiet Taylor Swift fans have been dragging Shawn Mendes , questioning the singer on why he's staying silent after her statement about Scooter Braun and Scott... Read more ...

Judges throw out Steven Donaldson's killers appeal over 'excessive sentences'

Judges throw out Steven Donaldson's killers appeal over 'excessive sentences'

Tasmin Glass and Callum Davidson hoped to have their sentences reduced in court just hours after a third killer, Steven Dickie, was found dead inside his prison cell. Read more ...

Saha reveals why Van Nistelrooy once made Cristiano Ronaldo cry

Saha reveals why Van Nistelrooy once made Cristiano Ronaldo cry

Louis Saha has spoken about the time Ruud van Nistelrooy made Cristiano Ronaldo in a Manchester United training session. Van Nistelrooy scored a remarkable 150 goals for the... Read more ...

Church minister who heckled Jeremy Corbyn about 'Islamic jihad scarf' suspended

Church minister who heckled Jeremy Corbyn about 'Islamic jihad scarf' suspended

Reverend Richard Cameron has been 'administratively suspended' pending an enquiry which has been launched by the Church of Scotland into his remarks and social media use Read more ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends his 'personal scout' to watch Erling Braut Haaland

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends his 'personal scout' to watch Erling Braut Haaland

The 19-year-old forward has attracted interest from clubs in Europe after impressing for RB Salzburg in the Champions League and Austrian Bundesliga this season. Read more ...

Vegan couple who fed their children a raw vegetable diet 'starved their...

Vegan couple who fed their children a raw vegetable diet 'starved their 18-month-old son to death'

Sheila O'Leary, 35 , and Ryan O'Leary, 30 , from Florida, have been charged with aggravated manslaughter due to neglect and child neglect in the starvation death of their son. Read more ...

Gareth Bale admits he is far more excited to play for Wales as Real Madrid...

Gareth Bale admits he is far more excited to play for Wales as Real Madrid nightmare continues 

Gareth Bale heads into Wales' decisive Euro 2020 qualifiers admitting he is more excited to play for his country than Real Madrid. Bale has been at the centre of a Spanish... Read more ...