Last day of the jackal? Swain incident puts focus on modern ruck dangers

Rugby has spent the past two decades becoming more brutal and more unsafe. The time has come for someone to hit the pause button.

Premiership: Saracens 51-18 Leicester Tigers – Sarries dominate defending champions

Saracens make it three straight victories to start the Premiership season by crushing defending champions Leicester.

Premiership: Newcastle Falcons 30-15 Bristol Bears – Hosts earn first win of the season

Three early tries pay off for Newcastle Falcons as two Tian Schoeman penalties seal a 30-15 victory over in-form Bristol Bears.

United Rugby Championship: Leinster beat Ulster in rain-hit derby

Leinster end Ulster's perfect start to the United Rugby Championship season with a 20-13 victory at a rain-soaked Kingspan Stadium.

Worcester Warriors: Administrators face exodus of players after further unpaid wages

Worcester Warriors' administrators expect players to give two weeks' notice after not being paid September wages.


All Blacks

Wallabies 2022: French rugby referee Mathieu Raynal doubles down on Bledisloe Cup call, All Blacks, video, highlights

Referee Mathieu Raynal said on Monday he took “100% responsibility” for the disputed decision at the end of this month’s first Test between the Wallabies and All Blacks.

Ugly Wallabies record won’t see Rennie axed… yet. He won’t survive without these changes

Four years ago World Cup-winner Dan Herbert broke his silence and put out an impassioned plea to move away from the “immediate outrage”.

Wallabies coach must cop Bledisloe pasting after poking the bear

Dave Rennie must shoulder the blame for all but setting his Wallabies side up to fail at Eden Park while the side’s discipline problems also need addressing.

All Blacks claim Rugby Champ’ship despite SA win

South Africa won the battle but lost the war following their 38-21 victory against Argentina at a sold out King's Park in Durban on Saturday, a result that handed the 2022 Rugby Championship title to New Zealand.

World Cup

Rugby Australia were bold to back Rennie. It’s time the coach followed suit

If the Wallabies are to take advantage of a most attractive World Cup draw, some brutal selection calls must soon be made ahead of next month’s spring tour.

‘The Osama thing’: Jones eyes World Cup with help from Navy SEALs

England coach Eddie Jones has visited a crack US military force to learn how to prepare his players for the volatility of the World Cup one year out from the tournament.

Many questions surround Rennie’s ill-disciplined Wallabies, with few answers on offer

Another Rugby Championship campaign behind them, the Wallabies are no clearer to what their best World Cup XV might be. One thing is clear, however, if they don't right fix discipline and find some consistency it will be a short campaign in France.

They are laughing at us in New Zealand

They’re laughing at us in New Zealand.

Rugby World Cup: Flying England economy to NZ a “challenging decision”, says RFU

Flying England in economy class to the World Cup in New Zealand is described as a "challenging decision" by the Rugby Football Union.

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