John Cooney: Ireland scrum-half considering switch to Scotland

Ireland scrum-half John Cooney can switch allegiance to Scotland in February under World Rugby’s new eligibility rules.

Kyle Sinckler: England and Bristol prop out for month with leg injury

England and Bristol prop Kyle Sinckler will be out for up to four weeks with a leg injury.

Siwan Lillicrap: Wales captain announces international retirement

Wales captain Siwan Lillicrap announces her international retirement a month after the Rugby World Cup.

Will Rowlands: WRU chief Nigel Walker in dispute with Dragons over Wales lock’s contract

Dragons and WRU performance director Nigel Walker are in public dispute over Wales lock Will Rowlands' contract situation.

Rennie safe, Eddie Jones facing the axe as Super Rugby deal secured

As the 2023 World Cup draws near and Test records come in for scrutiny, one union is holding its nerve and another is considering radical action.

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All Blacks

England v South Africa: We want to get Twickenham bouncing again – Jamie George

England want to get Twickenham "bouncing again" by recreating the style and spirit of their free-scoring blitz against New Zealand, says hooker Jamie George.

Horror tour ‘on the players’ as injury hits again

Wallabies centre Len Ikitau did his best to put the burden of blame for a lean European tour on the players and not embattled coach Dave Rennie as the tourists were dealt another crushing injury blow.

‘Fun year’: Aussie star named world’s best

Australian rugby star Charlotte Caslick has cemented her status as the world’s best sevens player after winning a second consecutive player of the year award.

England v New Zealand: Matt Dawson says ‘Marcus Smith kick dead stopped me in my tracks’

England fans saw reasons to be cheerful and fearful in the dramatic draw with New Zealand, writes World Cup winner Matt Dawson.

World Cup

Matt Dawson column: ‘It’s unravelling for Jones – the RFU has a decision to make’

England are well short of the leading Rugby World Cup contenders. Any new coach would improve them. The Rugby Football Union now has a decision to make, says Matt Dawson.

South Africa domination sums up ugly year for stuttering England

England and South Africa contested the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, but less than a year ahead from its next edition, the two sides are heading in different directions.

England 13-27 South Africa: Eddie Jones says defeat was ‘entirely my fault’

England head coach Eddie Jones says his side's 27-13 defeat by South Africa at Twickenham was "entirely my fault" but believes they can have a "really good go" at next year's World Cup.

Rennie urges RA to avoid changes, sheds light on World Cup plans

Dave Rennie knows who his No.10 will be at the World Cup but isn’t sure who Australia’s best fullback is less than a year out from the tournament.

Tui surprised with second World Cup medal

Ruby Tui was surprised at being awarded her second Rugby World Cup medal after giving the original to a young fan.

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