2019/20 SEVENS SERIES SET FOR THRILLING START IN DUBAI

World Rugby's 2019/20 Sevens Series kicks off in Dubai on Thursday and New Zealand will be hoping to defend the title which they won...

LIONS ‘WORKING AROUND' 2021 PREMIERSHIP FINAL DATE

The British and Irish Lions are still hopeful that the date of the 2021 Premiership Final can be changed ahead of their tour to South...

 
 
 

‘REDUCE GITEAU LAW TO 40 CAPS' - EDDIE JONES

Eddie Jones believes Rugby Australia should drop the Giteau Law threshold from 60-caps to 40-caps to deal better with global player...

‘We did not back down' - Raelene Castle

‘WE DID NOT BACK DOWN' - RAELENE CASTLE

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has shot down reports of her organisation paying Israel Folau AUS$8 million as “wildly inaccurate”...

 
 
 

SIX NATIONS MATCH OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED

World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for next year's Six Nations as the road to Rugby World Cup 2023 begins in...

KYLE COOPER MAKES LOAN SWITCH TO EXETER CHIEFS

Exeter Chiefs have moved to strengthen their options at hooker by agreeing to sign Newcastle Falcons front-row Kyle Cooper on a loan...

 
 
 
Kyle Steyn signs new Glasgow deal

KYLE STEYN SIGNS NEW GLASGOW DEAL

Glasgow Warriors and Scotland 7s star Kyle Steyn has signed a new two-year contract with the club, keeping him at Scotstoun until at...

JOHN BARCLAY CALLS TIME ON TEST CAREER

Scotland back-row and captain John Barclay has announced his retirement from international rugby putting an end to a 76-cap Test career. The...

 
 
 

LOOSE PASS: ELIGIBILITY SYSTEM IS DEEPLY FLAWED

This week we will mostly be talking about the eligibility problem... It's fair to say that not all of Wayne Pivac's initial decisions...

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS CONFIRM 2021 TOUR SCHEDULE

The British & Irish Lions could make history on an eight-game tour of South Africa in 2021, with Warren Gatland's side set to play...

 
 
 
Charles Piutau extends Bristol Bears stay

CHARLES PIUTAU EXTENDS BRISTOL BEARS STAY

Bristol Bears have announced that utility back Charles Piutau has agreed a new two-year deal which extends his stay at the Premiership...

Nick Schonert pens Worcester contract extension

NICK SCHONERT PENS WORCESTER CONTRACT EXTENSION

Worcester Warriors have announced that front-row Nick Schonert has put pen to paper on a new contract to extend his stay at the Premiership...

 
 
 

ISRAEL FOLAU AND RUGBY AUSTRALIA REACH SETTLEMENT

Former Wallaby Israel Folau and Rugby Australia have reached a settlement following the player's sacking for anti-gay posts on social...

RUGBY UNION TODAY: ENGLAND REFRESH AND A CODE SWITCH

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we look at seven options England could add to their side to freshen things up after 2019's...

 
 
 

PIERRE SCHOEMAN COMMITS LONG-TERM FUTURE TO EDINBURGH

Edinburgh have been handed a huge boost ahead of Friday's Challenge Cup fixture against Wasps with the re-signing of prop Pierre Schoeman. The...

Opinion: Seven possible new faces for England in 2020

OPINION: SEVEN POSSIBLE NEW FACES FOR ENGLAND IN 2020

Planet Rugby features writer James While studies the options available to England head coach Eddie Jones should he want to revamp his...

 
 
 

NORTHAMPTON SWITCH FOR HOOKER SAM MATAVESI

Northampton Saints have confirmed the signing of Fijian international hooker Sam Matavesi, who joins Franklin's Gardens with immediate...

Six weeks out for Tigers back Jonah Holmes

SIX WEEKS OUT FOR TIGERS BACK JONAH HOLMES

Leicester Tigers outside back Jonah Holmes has been ruled out until the new year after scans revealed he has a partial tear to his...

 
 
 

TWO-YEAR EXTENSION FOR FRANCOIS VENTER AT WORCESTER

South Africa international centre Francois Venter has committed his future to Worcester Warriors for two more years, the club has confirmed. Venter...

MIKE RUDDOCK HEADS TO OSPREYS ON CONSULTANCY BASIS

The Ospreys have announced that former Wales coach Mike Ruddock has agreed to play a key role in the region's review of its rugby operation. Ruddock,...

 
 
 



Anthony Joshua opens up on what he's done for Andy Ruiz rematch that could...

Anthony Joshua opens up on what he's done for Andy Ruiz rematch that could offer key edge

Anthony Joshua will try to recapture his old world title belts tonight against Andy Ruiz Jr. Read more ...

Bournemouth vs Liverpool, Premier League: live score and latest updates

Bournemouth vs Liverpool, Premier League: live score and latest updates

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Duncan Ferguson brings Everton back to life with Chelsea win as he inspires...

Duncan Ferguson brings Everton back to life with Chelsea win as he inspires crowd and the ball boys

The Toffees interim boss inspired the home side to an impressive win against Chelsea in his first game in charge. Read more ...

London Bridge victim Jack Merritt's father accuses Boris Johnson of lying

London Bridge victim Jack Merritt's father accuses Boris Johnson of lying

The father of one of the London Bridge terror victims has called Boris Johnson a fraud, accusing the prime minister of making political capital out of the attack. Read more ...

Man City's Raheem Sterling has high praise for Man Utd and specifically...

Man City's Raheem Sterling has high praise for Man Utd and specifically Marcus Rashford ahead of derby

Raheem Sterling has been impressed by Man Utd's work-rate of late Raheem Sterling has praised Manchester United 's work-rate and singled Marcus Rashford out as a ‘real hazard'... Read more ...

James Anderson, Mark Wood and Jonny Bairstow back in England Test squad

James Anderson, Mark Wood and Jonny Bairstow back in England Test squad

James Anderson, Mark Wood and Jonny Bairstow have returned to England's 17-man squad for the four-Test tour of South Africa - but Moeen Ali remains unavailable. Read more ...

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr ring walk times: When will main event start?

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr ring walk times: When will main event start?

Anthony Joshua takes on Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia tonight but what time are the ring walks? Read more ...

Real Madrid 'must raise £84m' to comply with FFP and are set for January...

Real Madrid 'must raise £84m' to comply with FFP and are set for January transfer sales

Some of Real Madrid's top stars could be up for sale in January with the La Liga giants in need to raise a chunk of money to be able to comply with Financial Fair Play Read more ...

Former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac at Goodison Park amid Everton vacancy

Former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac at Goodison Park amid Everton vacancy

Everton are on the lookout for a new manager after Marco Silva was given his marching orders following Wednesday night's 5-2 humbling by Liverpool in the Merseyside derby Read more ...

US and Iran agree prisoner swap

US and Iran agree prisoner swap

An American graduate student detained in Iran for more than three years has been freed after the Trump administration agreed to a prisoner exchange with Tehran. The release of... Read more ...