Cipriani brushes off England worries

Gloucester's Danny Cipriani says his only concern is playing well for his club and not whether he gets back in the England squad.
The controversial fly-half looked as though he had finally re-established himself on the international rugby scene when he made his first start in a decade for En read more...

Hansen confirms exit plan

Steve Hansen has revealed he will step down as head coach of New Zealand after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
The 59-year-old has enjoyed a successful spell with the All Blacks since taking the reins from Graham Henry after success at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. Hansen helped the Kiwis read more...

Sharks hit by four-week Ostrikov ban

Sale Sharks have been hit by the news Andrei Ostrikov has been banned for four weeks after his red card against Bordeaux Begles.
The 31-year-old Russian international forward was sent off in the 68th minute of the European Rugby Challenge Cup clash against at Stade Chaban-Delmas on Saturday read more...

Schmidt drops All Blacks hint

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has suggested he would be interested in replacing New Zealand coach Steve Hansen, if he steps aside.
The 53-year-old turned down the chance to work under Hansen last year but could now replace him, if the All Blacks coach reveals he is set to step away after the 201 read more...

Worcester tie down Miller to new deal

Hooker Isaac Miller has signed a new contract to tie him to Premiership outfit Worcester Warriors.
The 24-year-old former Scotland Under-20 international endured a frustrating start to life at Sixways after joining from Championship side London Scottish last summer. A broken collarbone suffe read more...

Jackman axed by Dragons

Bernard Jackman has been axed from his position of head coach by the Dragons following a poor start to the new season.
Jackman was 18 months into a three-year deal, but the Dragons have taken action after he picked up just 31 wins from his 44 games in charge of the club. Last Saturday's 48-1 read more...

Sexton commits future to Ireland and Leinster

Fly-half Johnny Sexton has committed his future to Ireland and Leinster by signing a new contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union.
The 33-year-old was recently named 2018 World Rugby player of the year after helping Ireland to Grand Slam glory in the Six Nations and Leinster to a Europea read more...

Lancaster cools job rumours

Stuart Lancaster has played down speculation over his future after being linked to roles with England and Ireland.
Lancaster is currently senior coach at Leinster but has been linked with a return to the England set up, while there has also been talk of him eventually joining Andy Farrell wh read more...

Vunipola makes England pledge

Mako Vunipola hopes to win his place back in the England side, but is focusing on his form with Saracens for now.
The forward was hit with a huge blow when a torn calf ruled him out of the entire autumn international campaign and he now faces a battle to win his place back. England look stro read more...

Heaney pens new Worcester deal

Scrum-half Michael Heaney has signed a new two-year contract with Premiership outfit Worcester Warriors.
The 28-year-old Northern Irishman, who helped Ireland win the Under-20s Six Nations in 2010, moved to England from Ulster in 2015 where he linked up with Doncaster Knights. And, following read more...