Luke Cowan-Dickie: Exeter hooker ‘ready’ for captaincy, says Rob Baxter

Exeter boss Rob Baxter says the time is right for England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie to take on the captaincy of the club.

Johnson’s time at the top is over as RA plots massive reforms

Scott Johnson is in flux with Australian rugby set for a major shake-up.

Women’s Six Nations 2022: England to play home fixtures at Leicester and Gloucester

England's 2022 Women's Six Nations home games to be played at Leicester's Welford Road and Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium.

Ieuan Evans: Former Wales and Lions wing becomes WRU vice-chair

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions wing Ieuan Evans becomes the Welsh Rugby Union's new vice-chair.

Munster: Covid-hit Irish province add 22 young players to Champions Cup squad

Covid-hit Munster add 22 young players to their European Champions Cup squad in the build-up to Sunday's opener against Wasps.

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All Blacks

Charles Piutau confirms intention to switch nationality to represent Tonga

New Zealand's Charles Piutau says he has "two countries close to his heart" after confirming his intention to switch nationality to represent Tonga.

Footy kingpin backflips after attack on Aussie

South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has backflipped on his plan to challenge the ban incurred for his attack on Australian referee Nic Berry, instead choosing to bring the “highly stressful” saga to an end by apologising.

Rule change opens door for Folau comeback

The path has been cleared for former Wallabies and NRL star Israel Folau to make a return to international rugby, should he choose, with Tonga.

Rule change opens door for Folau comeback

The path has been cleared for former Wallabies and NRL star Israel Folau to make a return to international rugby, should he choose, with Tonga.

World Cup

‘Deeply saddened’: Rugby star dead at 26

Scotland international rugby player Siobhan Cattigan has suddenly passed away at the age of just 26.

‘Once-in-a-generation opportunity’: Australia set to host 2027 Rugby World Cup

The World Rugby Council has named Australia as the “preferred candidate” to host the 2027 men’s Rugby World Cup with England set for the 2025 women’s tournament.

RA pledges not to blow World Cup revenue

Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos has pledged to not repeat the mistakes of the past, with the governing body already planning an endowment fund to manage the financial windfall that will be generated by hosting the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

World Rugby eligibility rule change could spark Folau return

Players will now be able to feature for a second country at international level with ex-Wallaby Israel Folau to become eligible for Tonga at the 2023 World Cup.

World Cup coming to Australia

Australia is set to host the 2027 rugby World Cup after being confirmed as the preferred candidate by World Rugby.

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