O’Halloran confirms Hogg comeback

Glasgow Warriors assistant Jason O'Halloran has confirmed Stuart Hogg is in contention to face Leinster on Saturday.
Glasgow kicked off their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign with a 24-15 defeat against Exeter on Saturday but were again without Hogg, who has been out with a shoulder inj read more...

Gatland rules out Lions

Warren Gatland says he will not put himself through another Lions tour after being heavily criticised in New Zealand.
Gatland led the Lions to victory in Australia in 2013, and although they picked up a creditable draw in New Zealand this summer, he came in for some heavy stick. Not only did read more...

Baldwin lifts lid on lion bite

Ospreys and Wales hooker Scott Baldwin admits he was lucky not to lose his hand after being bitten by a lion in South Africa.
The 28-year-old, who with his Ospreys team-mates for a Pro14 match against the Cheetahs, was bitten by the animal as he stroked it through the bars at the Weltevrede read more...

Mathewson signs for Top 14 side

Top 14 side Toulon have snapped up former All Blacks scrum-half Alby Mathewson on an initial one-year deal.
The 31-year-old, capped four times by New Zealand, has agreed a deal that includes an option for a second season in the south of France. Toulon announced on twitter that Mathewson woul read more...

Warriors confirm Durutalo deal

Worcester Warriors have announced the signing of experienced American international flanker Andrew Durutalo.
The 29-year-old has recently been playing his rugby with the Ealing Trailfinders in the Championship where he has been named as man-of-the-match on three occasions, having scored five read more...

Williams frustrated by defeat

Scarlets captain Scott Williams admits his side felt hard done by following Sunday's 21-20 defeat to Toulon.
The Welsh side headed to France in buoyant mood following a strong start to the domestic season and gave as good as they got in their opening European Champions Cup game of the campai read more...

WRU working on Gatland successor

Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies says they are making encouraging progress in the quest to find Warren Gatland's successor.
The Kiwi has been in the role since late 2007 but is expected to step aside once his current contract expires at the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan. His bos read more...

Scott Quinnell compares Marcus Smith to Gavin Henson

Marcus Smith is of a similar ability to Gavin Henson according to former Wales forward Scott Quinnell.
The Harlequins fly half made his Champions Cup debut as they succumbed to a narrow 34-27 defeat at home to the French outfit La Rochelle, making their debut in the competition. However Smit read more...

O’Connor – Point could prove crucial for Tigers

Leicester Tigers boss Matt O’Connor believes the losing bonus point they secured against Racing 92 on Saturday could prove crucial.
The Tigers were beaten 22-18 by their French opponents in their first match of this season's European Rugby Champions Cup, but they secured a losing bonus poi read more...

Leinster hold on to down Montpellier

Leinster scored four tries to kick off their European campaign with a 24-17 bonus-point victory over Montpellier.
Full-back Joey Carbery and flanker Josh van der Flier were on the scoresheet before the break, with centre Robbie Henshaw and winger Barry Daly joining in during the second 40 mi read more...