Davies open to further expansion

Pro Rugby Wales chief Mark Davies has admitted the new Pro14 could expand even further after two South African sides were introduced.
The Southern Kings and Cheetahs will now compete in the tournament alongside teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales next season. The new 14-team league read more...

Rona set for Australia bow

Rugby league convert Curtis Rona will make his Australia debut during Saturday's Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand.
The Western Force player has been included in the Wallabies starting XV for the match in Sydney, although he will play on the left wing despite spending the majorit read more...

Hartley backs duo to return

England captain Dylan Hartley is confident Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona can make up for their recent indiscretion.
All three players were included in England's recent three-day training camp but the trip ended in disappointing circumstances for Tuilagi and Solomona as the pair were sent h read more...

Steenson excited for new campaign

Exeter captain Gareth Steenson admits he cannot wait to start the new Aviva Premiership season as defending champions.
Exeter have enjoyed a meteoric rise in English rugby, climbing from the lower leagues to win the Aviva Premiership. The Chiefs beat Wasps at Twickenham in May and they will read more...

Edwards secures Blues role

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has joined Pro14 outfit Cardiff Blues on a consultancy basis.
The 50-year-old former rugby league player guided Wasps to four English Premiership titles, a Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup as head coach, before helping Wales win three Six Nations titl read more...

Wallace blow for Quins

Harlequins have confirmed that flanker Luke Wallace will need surgery after dislocating his hip on Saturday.
The 26-year-old is a key figure for the Premiership club, having made 128 appearances since earning his debut in 2009, but he now looks set to miss the start of the 2017-18 campaign. read more...

Tuilagi has learned lesson – O’Connor

Leicester boss Matt O'Connor says Manu Tuilagi knows he made a mistake at England's recent training camp.
Tuilagi and Sale Sharks ace Denny Solomona missed the final session of England's three-day camp after being sent home by head coach Eddie Jones for breaching the team's code of conduct. read more...

Kaino to work on tackling technique

New Zealand flanker Jerome Kaino has revealed he is altering his tackling technique in the hope of avoiding more yellow cards.
The veteran has picked up two costly yellow cards in recent weeks, being sin-binned during the third Test against the British & Irish Lions, while he was also te read more...

Barrett – Lions series will stand us in good stead

New Zealand star Beauden Barrett believes the series against the British and Irish Lions will help them for the Rugby Championship .
The All Blacks are fine tuning their preparations as they prepare to take on Australia in the first match of the tournament this weekend. Australia have report read more...

Wallabies star sets sights on New Zealand

Australia centre Samu Kerevi has called on his side to down New Zealand and claim the Bledisloe Cup.
The Wallabies host the All Blacks in the opening round of the Rugby Championship this weekend and travel to New Zealand in Round 2. Kerevi is desperate to help Australia end a 15-year wait to read more...