Feb 22, 2013 12:05 EST
Reigning Super 15 champions the Waikato Chiefs held off a second-half fightback to defeat the Otago Highlanders 41-27 on Friday and launch their title defence with a convincing bonus-point win.
Feb 22, 2013 10:58 EST
England expect Manu Tuilagi to have one of the toughest matches of his international career when the recalled centre faces France in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday.
Feb 22, 2013 10:48 EST
Six Nations champions Wales expect a tight match against Italy here Saturday despite the hosts missing influential captain Sergio Parisse for the rest of the tournament.
Feb 22, 2013 10:10 EST
France captain Thierry Dusautoir has said Saturday's Six Nations Championship clash against England at Twickenham could be a "career-defining" match for his struggling side.
Feb 21, 2013 23:11 EST
Forward Adam Thomson has become the latest All Black to sign a lucrative contract to play club rugby in Japan, joining the Canon Eagles on a two-year deal.
Feb 21, 2013 21:05 EST
Injuries to four key players and the return of star centre Sonny Bill Williams to rugby league have put the Waikato Chiefs on the back foot as they prepare to open their Super 15 title defence on Friday.
Feb 21, 2013 11:19 EST
Courtney Lawes will make his first England start at blindside flanker as one of three changes to a winning side announced Thursday by head coach Stuart Lancaster for Saturday's Six Nations clash against France at Twickenham.
Feb 21, 2013 10:57 EST
Fiji-born Manoa Vosawei will fill the gaping hole at No.8 left by Sergio Parisse, who will miss Saturday's Six Nations game against Wales in Rome due to suspension.
Feb 21, 2013 10:18 EST
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre on Thursday made seven changes to his side to take on England in a Six Nations match at Twickenham on Saturday.
Feb 20, 2013 21:35 EST
Scotland interim head coach Scott Johnson has promised his side will not be taken unawares by a much-changed Ireland team in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Feb 20, 2013 21:18 EST
Brad Barritt may not be a fans' favourite but so long as he has the respect of his team-mates England's midfield defensive anchorman is perfectly happy to keep adding to his tackle count.
Feb 20, 2013 21:08 EST
France great Serge Betsen believes Saturday's Six Nations match against England at Twickenham will represent the "biggest game ever" for an emerging French side.
Feb 20, 2013 11:45 EST
Italy captain Sergio Parisse will miss the rest of the Six Nations Championship after picking up a 30-day ban on Wednesday for swearing at a referee.
Feb 20, 2013 10:07 EST
Matt Coles and Ben Stokes have both been sent home from the second-string England Lions tour of Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Wednesday.
Feb 20, 2013 08:21 EST
Prop forward Geoff Cross has been called up into the Scotland side for Sunday's Six Nations international against Ireland at Murrayfield in the only change to the side that beat Italy earlier this month.
Feb 19, 2013 14:21 EST
England forwards coach Graham Rowntree has told his pack to expect a fierce French onslaught when they meet in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday.
Feb 19, 2013 08:59 EST
Wales's Sam Warburton will have to make do with a place on the bench after interim head coach Rob Howley confirmed his replacements Tuesday for Saturday's Six Nations international away to Italy.
Feb 19, 2013 06:52 EST
Toulon's Argentina captain Juan Martin Fernandez-Lobbe will be out for around six weeks with a ruptured spleen, the French Top 14 leaders Toulon announced on Tuesday.
Feb 18, 2013 22:06 EST
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen expressed disappointment at Richard Kahui's decision to play in Japan next year, saying he was frustrated the centre never gave him a chance to change his mind.
Feb 18, 2013 20:41 EST
England coach Stuart Lancaster has warned that France will be no pushovers in Saturday's showdown at Twickenham despite starkly contrasting starts to the Six Nations tournament for the sides.