Rugby Union

Subscribe to Rugby Union feed Rugby Union
BBC Sport - Rugby Union
Updated: 57 min 29 sec ago

Christian Day: Northampton Saints lock to retire at end of season

1 hour 9 min ago
Northampton Saints lock Christian Day is to retire at the end of the season after 17 years as a professional.
Categories: Rugby Union

Gloucester v Newcastle (Fri) - Challenge Cup semi-final preview

1 hour 25 min ago
Team news as Gloucester host Newcastle Falcons in Friday's European Challenge Cup semi-final at Kingsholm (19:45 BST).
Categories: Rugby Union

Dan Carter: All Blacks great targets Champions Cup swansong

3 hours 12 min ago
All Blacks great Dan Carter says he is more motivated than ever as he looks to end his top-level career by winning the Champions Cup.
Categories: Rugby Union

Logovi'i Mulipola: Newcastle Falcons sign Leicester Tigers prop on undisclosed terms

4 hours 54 min ago
Newcastle Falcons sign Samoan prop Logovi'i Mulipola from Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers on undisclosed terms.
Categories: Rugby Union

Stuart Hogg: Scotland full-back says sports psychology 'made me a better player'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:56
Stuart Hogg endorses the benefits of sports psychology after Jason O'Halloran claims Scottish rugby is '20 years behind' New Zealand.
Categories: Rugby Union

Yorkshire Carnegie's Staples gets four-year doping ban

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:34
Yorkshire Carnegie flanker Brandon Staples is banned for four years after testing positive for the presence of three steroids.
Categories: Rugby Union

Five Spain players banned for referee confrontation after Belgium defeat

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:56
Five Spain players have been given bans for confronting the referee after their team's controversial World Cup qualifying defeat by Belgium in March.
Categories: Rugby Union

Whilst with Wayne Barnes, Danny Care and Ugo Monye disagree on what a forward pass is...

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:49
In a special Rugby Union Weekly podcast with international referee Wayne Barnes, Danny Care and Ugo Monye disagree on what the forward pass rule should be.
Categories: Rugby Union

Israel Folau: New Zealand's Brad Weber condems anti-gay remarks

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:41
New Zealand scrum-half Brad Weber becomes the first top-level rugby player to condemn Israel Folau's anti-gay comments.
Categories: Rugby Union

British tourist pleads not guilty to rugby star's assault

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:03
The UK man will contest charges that he punched Australia's rugby sevens captain James Stannard.
Categories: Rugby Union

Telusa Veainu: Leicester Tigers wing expects niggles and punch-ups in training after Saints defeat

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:03
Leicester's Telusa Veainu expects training to involve a few "punch-ups" after a below-par display in defeat by Northampton.
Categories: Rugby Union

Ulster players 'saddened' by Jackson and Olding's exit

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:43
Ulster players express "sadness" at the departures of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding following the termination of their contracts.
Categories: Rugby Union

Bristol Bears: Promoted club 'looking to the future' with rebrand, says owner

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:26
Owner Steve Lansdown says rebranding as 'Bristol Bears' is a nod to the club's future.
Categories: Rugby Union

Pivac urges Scarlets players to 'create some history'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:34
Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac calls on his team to "create history" by beating Leinster on Saturday to reach a first European final.
Categories: Rugby Union

Four to appear in court for alleged abuse of England coach Jones

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:27
England coach Eddie Jones was verbally abused at a railway station after a defeat by Scotland.
Categories: Rugby Union

Bristol Bears: Owner Steve Lansdown prepared for 'dissenters' over name change

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:06
Bristol Rugby owner Steve Lansdown is prepared for criticism from fans over rebranding the club Bristol Bears.
Categories: Rugby Union

Folau will not be punished for anti-gay remark

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:52
Full-back Israel Folau will not be punished by Rugby Australia over anti-gay comments he made on social media earlier this month.
Categories: Rugby Union

Scarlets coach Pivac 'up there' for Wales job - Ruddock

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:58
Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac is a "very good candidate" to succeed Warren Gatland as Wales boss in 2019, says Mike Ruddock.
Categories: Rugby Union

Bristol adopt Bears name and change club crest for Premiership return

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:15
Bristol incorporate 'Bears' into their name and change their club crest to mark their return to the Premiership next season.
Categories: Rugby Union

Redpath to become Scotland Under-20s coach

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:15
Former Scotland scrum-half Bryan Redpath returns to coaching with the national under-20s side.
Categories: Rugby Union