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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 10 October, 2015

#Rugby Union

# rugby-union - Today’s News

Australia produce a heroic performance to beat Wales in an epic encounter

It was enthralling stuff today at Twickenham.

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup

Who will claim top spot in Pool A?


# rugby-union - Yesterday’s News

England coaches banned for Uruguay after referee contact against Australia

Farrell and Rowntree have been banned from the changing rooms for the duration of the game

# rugby-union - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

‘We got a rude awakening on the physicality side of things’ – Sean O’Brien

The Ireland flanker is ready for Sunday’s clash with France — “a far more dangerous side”.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

‘It’s f****** horrible’ – Jamie Cudmore says it as it is after agonising defeat

Cudmore was pretty blunt when asked what the mood was like in the Canadian dressing room.

‘That belief didn’t disappear with the Japan defeat’ – Habana proud of how Springboks bounced back

Habana isn’t thinking about breaking the World Cup try record.

# rugby-union - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Has the World Cup shown that the Six Nations should be expanded? The Georgia coach thinks so

Milton Haig wants wants Georgia to join a ‘Seven Nations’ .

‘OK, our execution wasn’t great’ – Steve Hansen defends All Blacks after unconvincing win

Georgia put it up to the world champions last night.

# rugby-union - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Finn Russell injury a huge blow for Scotland ahead of crunch Springbok game

Scotland’s Blair Cowan will make his Rugby World Cup bow against South Africa.

Wallabies make 14 changes for England showdown

Michael Cheika has returned to the Wallabies who opened their Rugby World Cup as his side prepare to face England.

# rugby-union - Saturday 26 September, 2015

The other ex-Leinster boss at the RWC is confident about the big calls he’s made before Uruguay clash

Australia coach Michael Cheika expects his side to maintain their winning Rugby World Cup start against Uruguay despite a raft of changes.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Toulon make light of doping claims with T-shirt range

Top 14 giants Toulon have come up with a novel way of making light of doping allegations made against the club.

# rugby-union - Sunday 20 September, 2015

John Smit: Springboks in a ‘dark hole’ after Japan defeat

John Smit says South Africa must win the remainder of their Rugby World Cup pool fixtures after a surprise defeat to Japan.

# rugby-union - Saturday 19 September, 2015

‘We let South Africa down with Japan loss’

The Springboks did South Africa a disservice by losing to Japan at the Rugby World Cup, coach Heyneke Meyer has said.

# rugby-union - Friday 28 August, 2015

Two key Wallabies have penned new contracts to stay in Australia

Good news for the Aussies ahead of the World Cup.

# rugby-union - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Scrapped national stadium means Japan must issue fresh Rugby World Cup plan

World Rugby has demanded updated plans from Japan’s 2019 World Cup organising committee to allay concerns about the event’s viability.

# rugby-union - Friday 21 August, 2015

Horwill, White miss out on Wallabies World Cup squad

Despite failing to win the Bledisloe Cup, Australia believe they have what it takes to win the Rugby World Cup.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

England’s Mike Brown ‘massively excited’ for return after 5 months out with concussion

The Harlequins fullback will start in this weekend’s Test against France.

# rugby-union - Saturday 15 August, 2015

O’Driscoll pays tribute to McCaw after losing Tests record BOD

O’Driscoll pays tribute to McCaw after losing Tests record

After losing his caps record to Richie McCaw, BOD hailed the New Zealand legend’s achievement.

# rugby-union - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Cheika names Hooper and Pocock in Wallabies XV for All Blacks showdown

Australia and New Zealand meet in Sydney in a clash that will decide the 2015 Rugby Championship winners.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Danny Cipriani back in World Cup contention after being re-bailed

Out-half re-bailed until November following drink-driving arrest

# rugby-union - Monday 3 August, 2015

George North is still not over concussion and won’t be risked Saturday

Neil Jenkins does not expect George North to feature for Wales against Ireland this weekend as they begin their World Cup preparations.

# rugby-union - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Hooper free to face All Blacks after SANZAR appeal dismissed

Michael Hooper has been given the green light to play for Australia in the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Repeat concussions linked to impaired brain function in new rugby study

A major study have revealed some startling facts.

# rugby-union - Monday 27 July, 2015

Quade Cooper explains his ‘zero f**ks given’ Twitter rant

After lashing out on Twitter, the Australian has explained his motivation.

# rugby-union - Friday 10 July, 2015

It’s time to book the camper van… the Lions tour details to New Zealand have been announced

This is one to talk about with friends over the weekend.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Good news for the Wallabies as a key man opts to stay in Australia

In a huge boost for the Wallabies and Australian rugby, Israel Folau has re-signed.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

New Zealand is mourning the loss of another former All Black RIP

New Zealand is mourning the loss of another former All Black

Norm Berryman played in a match to commemorate the late Jerry Collins last week.

Tana Umaga has landed a Super Rugby head coach’s job

He’s got a tough job on his hands in Auckland.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

No prizes for guessing who Jonny Wilkinson reckons will win the World Cup

England’s drop-goal hero thinks the four previous winners will be on two apiece come November.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Former England captain says Steffon Armitage is ‘not worth breaking the rules for’

Martin Corry: “I’d say, ‘this is the ruling’ and stick to it.”

# rugby-union - Thursday 23 April, 2015

‘To wear the All Black jersey you have to play in New Zealand’ — NZRU not following Australian lead

New Zealand won’t copy the Wallabies’ eligibility policy change, according to NZRU chief.

# rugby-union - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Conor O’Shea: ‘I want to see Mike Brown right when he’s in his 50s’

The fullback suffered his initial concussion on 14 February and is unlikely to feature for his club again this season.

Australia have made a major change to their policy on selecting overseas-based players

Good news for Matt Giteau, George Smith and Drew Mitchell.

# rugby-union - Friday 10 April, 2015

Leaders Glasgow ease past Cardiff as Ospreys collect bonus-point win

Leaders Glasgow Warriors beat Cardiff Blues 36-17 in the Pro12, while Ospreys were 33-13 winners at Benetton Treviso.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Clive Woodward thinks bonus points in the Six Nations are the way forward

“Rugby’s a great game when it’s played properly,” the former England coach added.

# rugby-union - Monday 30 March, 2015

Jonny Wilkinson quashes talk of England role RWC

Jonny Wilkinson quashes talk of England role

Jonny Wilkinson says he is “not involved in any way” with the England team following reports he is to take on a consultancy coaching role.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Gatland makes two enforced changes for Wales finale

Rob Evans and Aaron Jarvis have been called into the Wales XV for their pivotal Six Nations encounter against Italy.

# rugby-union - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Ireland v England clash could decide the Six Nations – Williams

Sunday’s clash in Dublin may well be decisive in the title race, according to former Wales international Rhys Williams.

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