Traynor confirms retirement plan

Gloucester prop Kyle Traynor has revealed he will retire from playing at the end of the Premiership season.
The former Scotland international has confirmed the news following the conclusion of the regular season, with Gloucester having secured a playoff berth following their third-place fini read more...

Saints hopeful of Hartley boost

Northampton could have Dylan Hartley back from a long-term knee injury for next Saturday's Premiership play-off semi-final at Exeter.
The 33-year-old England captain has been sidelined since December 21 because of the problem, which subsequently forced him to miss the Red Rose's Six Nations read more...

Price urges big crowd for final

Glasgow Warriors scrum half Ali Price has urged his fans to the Pro 14 final against Leinster a big occasion.
The Warriors blew away Ulster on Friday evening to ensure their place in the final at Celtic Park on May 25, with Price being among the try scorers in what was a memorable performanc read more...

Leinster win to reach Pro 14 final

Reigning champions Leinster will face Glasgow in the Pro 14 final after a 24-9 win against Munster.
Leinster fly half Ross Byrne slotted over four three-pointers in the match while Joey Carbery landed three for Munster – his team’s only points. The try action started late in the match as read more...

Blues lock down forward line

Scott Andrews, Rhys Gill, Brad Thyer, Kirby Myhill and Ethan Lewis have committed their futures to Cardiff Blues.
Andrews joined the club in 2008 and boasts over 100 appearances, while veteran Gill signed from Saracens in 2016. The pair have both been involved with the Welsh national side an read more...

Rugby Australia terminate Folau’s contract

Rugby Australia have confirmed they have terminated Israel Folau's contract after his anti-LGBT social media posts in April.
The 30-year-old grabbed the headlines for the wrong reasons last month when the devout Christian posted a picture on his Instagram that read,

hell awaits read more...

Adams happy with expectation

Wales winger Josh Adams feels his side will embrace the expectation on their shoulders ahead of the World Cup in Japan.
Warren Gatland's side have emerged as contenders to go all the way in Japan later this year after sweeping all before them to win the 2019 Six Nations Grand Slam. With the read more...

England handed Vunipola boost

Saracens prop Mako Vunipola is expected to be fit for England's World Cup campaign despite suffering a serious hamstring injury.
Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall has confirmed that the 28-year-old is unlikely to feature for his side again this season after picking up the injury during read more...

Carter plays down World Cup talk

New Zealand legend Dan Carter has played down claims that he could feature at the World Cup later this year.
The 37-year-old hasn't played international rugby with the All Blacks since the 2015 World Cup final and he isn't currently contracted to New Zealand Rugby. But Damian McKenzie's seas read more...

Exiles bring in prop Goodrick-Clarke

Prop Will Goodrick-Clarke has joined Premiership new-boys London Irish from Championship outfit Richmond.
The 23-year-old has been combining his studies at Oxford Brookes University with plying his trade for Richmond over the past two years after joining them from Gloucester Academy. But his read more...