Ireland dig in for Australia series win

Ireland had to survive a second-half onslaught to secure a first series win in Australia in 39 years as they edged out the hosts 20-16.
Having won in Melbourne last week to set up a series-deciding Test match, the Irish were able to finish the job in Sydney, coming out on top in a tight affa read more...

No let-up from Kolisi

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has urged his side to maintain their momentum in Saturday's final Test against England.
The flanker made history at the start of the series when he became the first black player to lead the Springboks in a Test series, and he has done so with aplomb, guiding read more...

Schmidt putting Ireland future on hold

Joe Schmidt says he will make Ireland wait until the end of the year before deciding whether or not to stay on as head coach.
The New Zealander has a contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union until the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the powers-that-be are keen to keep him in place b read more...

Jones certain of England turnaround

England head coach Eddie Jones admits the team are going through a tough period but is confident he can change their fortunes.
England take on South Africa on Saturday in Cape Town looking to salvage some pride from the summer tour, having already lost the series, surrendering the lead in bo read more...

Bristol confirm Smith arrival

Bristol have confirmed the signing of former Australia captain George Smith as they prepare for life back in the Premiership.
The 37-year-old, who previously spent time with Wasps, joins from Super Rugby outfit Queensland Reds. Bristol have handed the back-row a short-term, six month contrac read more...

Cipriani to start against Springboks

Eddie Jones has confirmed that Danny Cipriani will make his first England start in 10 years for the third Test against South Africa.
The Red Rose head coach had previously praised the 30-year-old fly-half for his attitude in training as he looked to secure a place in the XV during the three- read more...

Read closing in on All Blacks return

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen says captain Kieran Read is close to making his return to rugby after a year out following back surgery.
The No.8 has not played since going under the knife last year to correct a bulging disc and Hansen says the 32-year-old has been given extra time off in ord read more...

Moriarty handed four-week ban

Wales back-rower Ross Moriarty will miss the start of next season after receiving a four-week ban by World Rugby.
The Dragons ace has been reprimanded following his sending off during last Saturday's 30-12 victory over Argentina in Santa Fe, a dismissal that came about after he grasped Pumas read more...

Cipriani earns Jones’ praise

Head coach Eddie Jones has praised Danny Cipriani for his attitude in trying to force his way into the England team.
The 30-year-old finally ended his near three-year exile from the England side last weekend as the Red Rose crashed to a 23-12 defeat against South Africa. It was the second de read more...

Brown defends fan altercation

England's Mike Brown has defended his altercation with a fan following their series loss to South Africa in Bloemfontein.
The Red Rose went down 23-12 in the second Test on Saturday, meaning the three-Test series has now gone, with just pride to play for at Ellis Park next weekend. At the co read more...