‘ALL BLACKS' JULY TESTS UNLIKELY TO GO AHEAD' - IAN FOSTER

New Zealand coach Ian Foster has conceded that his team's July Tests against Wales and Scotland are likely to be scrapped due to the...

RUGBY UNION TODAY: FEATURES AND CHEIKA QUOTES

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we look back at some great teams and important games in a couple of interesting features. What's...

 
 
 

GREATEST TEST SIDES: AUSTRALIA 1999-01

With rugby around the world taking an indefinite break due to the coronavirus, we take a look at the best ever Test teams to have graced...

Premiership players given legal advice over pay cuts

PREMIERSHIP PLAYERS GIVEN LEGAL ADVICE OVER PAY CUTS

Every Premiership player has received legal guidance on how to contest the league-wide 25 per cent pay cuts implemented due to the...

 
 
 

ON THIS DAY: RUGBY UNION'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL

Rugby union's first international match took place on March 27, 1871 in Edinburgh as Scotland took on England in what became one of...

Saracens lock George Kruis backs 25 per cent pay cut

SARACENS LOCK GEORGE KRUIS BACKS 25 PER CENT PAY CUT

Saracens second-row George Kruis believes that taking a 25 per cent pay cut is “reasonable” as the Premiership clubs look to keep financially...

 
 
 

RUGBY UNION TODAY: ENGLAND'S EXCEPTIONAL SIDE

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we look back to the outstanding England team that dominated the sport in the early part...

FORMER ENGLAND STAR ALEX CORBISIERO REVEALS CANCER BATTLE

Former England loosehead prop Alex Corbisiero has revealed that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in November last year. The...

 
 
 
Newcastle place players and staff on unpaid leave

NEWCASTLE PLACE PLAYERS AND STAFF ON UNPAID LEAVE

English Championship club Newcastle Falcons have placed all players and staff on furlough due to the financial instability caused by...

GREATEST TEST SIDES: ENGLAND 2001-03

With rugby around the world taking an indefinite break due to the coronavirus, we take a look at the best ever Test teams to have graced...

 
 
 

MY RUGBY HERO: GEORGE SMITH

With rugby taking an indefinite break, we dig through the archives to highlight a hero that has lit up the sport in previous years....

WRU makes hardship payment to member clubs

WRU MAKES HARDSHIP PAYMENT TO MEMBER CLUBS

The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed that a hardship payment of £1,000 has been made to its 320 member clubs due to the financial impact...

 
 
 
RFU estimating losses of up to £50m

RFU ESTIMATING LOSSES OF UP TO £50M

The RFU's executive team will take a pay cut of more than 25 per cent as part of efforts to mitigate the effects of heavy losses over...

‘I AM DEFINITELY STAYING' - BILLY VUNIPOLA

England international Billy Vunipola has committed his future to Saracens and hopes to help the crisis-hit club secure an immediate...

 
 
 
Rugby Union Today: A nostalgic Loose Pass

RUGBY UNION TODAY: A NOSTALGIC LOOSE PASS

Another busy day in the rugby union game as Loose Pass returned to Planet Rugby to provide its unique take on several topics in the...

Ratu Tagive extends Glasgow stay

RATU TAGIVE EXTENDS GLASGOW STAY

New Scotland call-up Ratu Tagive has pledged his future to Glasgow Warriors after agreeing a new two-year contract at the PRO14 outfit. The...

 
 
 

WORLD CUP WINNER JAKE WHITE JOINS BULLS

The Bulls have announced that Jake White has signed on as director of rugby and will be officially joining the franchise with immediate...

Premiership players consider contesting pay cuts - report

PREMIERSHIP PLAYERS CONSIDER CONTESTING PAY CUTS - REPORT

Premiership stars left in limbo by the coronavirus shutdown are weighing up whether to contest league-wide moves to cut wages by 25...

 
 
 
Loose Pass: The greatest XV, match and performance

LOOSE PASS: THE GREATEST XV, MATCH AND PERFORMANCE

This week we will mostly be concerning ourselves with some of the usual conversations that happen when all the balls are down... A...

IRISH RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION GIVE CLUBS FINANCIAL AID

The Irish Rugby Football Union have announced that they will make 500,000 euro available to their clubs in light of the ongoing coronavirus...

 
 
 



Man Utd set to be offered player-plus-cash deal by Juventus for Paul Pogba

Man Utd set to be offered player-plus-cash deal by Juventus for Paul Pogba

Manchester United are set to be offered a player-plus-cash deal by Juventus for Paul Pogba with the coronavirus outbreak likely to see swap transfers become the norm. Read more ...

Jon Bon Jovi believes teenage son Jacob ‘has mild version' of coronavirus...

Jon Bon Jovi believes teenage son Jacob ‘has mild version' of coronavirus days after bandmate tests positive

Jon Bon Jovi revealed his son Jacob ‘had a mild version of coronavirus' Jon Bon Jovi believes his son, Jacob, has a ‘mild version' of coronavirus . The Livin' On A Prayer star... Read more ...

Four dead on cruise ship stranded by Covid-19 outbreak with 220 Brits on board

Four dead on cruise ship stranded by Covid-19 outbreak with 220 Brits on board

More than 200 Brits are trapped on board the MS Zaandam cruise liner, off the coast of Panama, after four elderly passengers died amid a coronavirus outbreak onboard Read more ...

Billy Connolly reveals which actor he wants to play him in biopic after...

Billy Connolly reveals which actor he wants to play him in biopic after Parkinson's update

BILLY CONNOLLY has revealed which actor he would like to play him in a movie about his life after making a sad announcement about his Parkinson's disease. Read more ...

Internet users share hilarious memes as Boris Johnson tests positive for...

Internet users share hilarious memes as Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Social media users have reacted with humour to the announcement that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has contracted Covid-19 and is now in self-isolation in his flat over Number... Read more ...

Emmerdale spoilers for next week: Al and Priya get passionate, plus Mandy...

Emmerdale spoilers for next week: Al and Priya get passionate, plus Mandy wages war against Brenda

This is the moment when Emmerdale cuts back to three episodes per week as it tries to eke out the drama until the early summer. So, you can catch the soap each Monday... Read more ...

Man Utd have made Donny van de Beek transfer offer as Red Devils look to...

Man Utd have made Donny van de Beek transfer offer as Red Devils look to beat Real Madrid

Manchester United have made a late bid to sign Donny van de Beek in an attempt to beat Real Madrid to signing the Ajax star. Read more ...

Frank Lampard completes sensational return to Chelsea as manager

Frank Lampard completes sensational return to Chelsea as manager

Frank Lampard has been unveiled as Chelsea's new manager, sealing a fairytale return for the club's all-time record goalscorer and greatest-ever player. 'I am immensely proud,'... Read more ...

Piers Morgan ready to be PM as Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Piers Morgan ready to be PM as Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Piers is putting his hand up for the PM's role Piers Morgan has joked he's ready for the Prime Minster's job as Boris Johnson today tested positive for coronavirus . It comes... Read more ...

Liverpool vs Southampton - Premier League 2019/20: Live score and updates

Liverpool vs Southampton - Premier League 2019/20: Live score and updates

Liverpool host Southampton this afternoon with Jurgen Klopp's men looking to continue their unbeaten run. Follow along for live updates of that clash and all the 3pm kick-offs. Read more ...