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Canadian men, women’s rugby 7s squads look to put disappointing results behind

The focus, he added, is integrating younger players into the squad for when absences pile up for Olympic qualifying in Monaco. “It’s another opportunity for new guys that we’re going to need at the end of the year when injuries inevitably happen — and they’re getting exposure now,” he...

Today’s rugby news as Wales’ ‘outstanding leader with actions’ standing up and Ireland to make big calls today

These are your morning headlines on Wednesday, February 21. Howley's praise for skipper Rob Howley has lavished praise on Wales skipper Dafydd Jenkins, labelling him a 'leader with actions'. At just 21 years old, Jenkins is skippering his country in the absence of another younger...

Disciplinary | Operational Rules Tribunal

Hull FC’s Franklin Pele will miss three matches and teammate Ligi Sao one following tonight’s independent Operational Rules tribunals. Pele was referred to tribunal on a Grade E Head Contact Charge after being dismissed in the opening round of the Betfred Super League against Hull KR. He challenged the...

Today’s rugby news as Gatland goes early on announcement and Wales-bound star called up by world champions

Here are the latest rugby headlines on Tuesday, February 20. Gatland to announce early Warren Gatland will name his team to face Ireland today - 48 hours before he is required to do so. Gatland will go early with his announcement and is expected to largely...

Wales team announcement Live as Gatland makes one change to side to face Ireland

Warren Gatland has named his Wales team to face Ireland in round three of the Six Nations. There is one change to the starting XV that lost to England at Twickenham on February 10, with Sam Costelow coming in to replace Ioan Lloyd at fly-half. The latter drops...

Tonight’s rugby news as star quits Six Nations in shock announcement and Wales winger back after a year

These are your evening rugby headlines on Wednesday, February 14. Six Nations star walks away Italy star Tommasso Allen is out of the Six Nations after asking to "observe a period of rest" from international rugby. Head coach Gonzalo Quesada today named the 33 players in...

Six Nations squad update ahead of England match

They replace Josh Bayliss, Javan Sebastian and Ross McCann. Bayliss has been ruled out of the squad due to concussion. The back-row options have been bolstered by the return of Bristol Bears flanker Magnus Bradbury and fresh from making 150 appearances for Edinburgh at the weekend, Hamish Watson is...

20-minute red cards on the way for grassroots rugby

Josh Brajkovic of College Rifles looks to pass during the match between College Rifles and Grammar TEC. Photo: Fiona Goodall NZ Rugby have announced they will trial a 20-minute red card replacement across all grades for the next two seasons. In a move supported...

Today’s rugby news as Gatland to call up new man and Welsh team’s dressing room like ‘war zone’

Here are the latest rugby headlines on Monday, February 19. Prop gets Wales star's backing Ospreys prop Tom Botha has been given a huge seal of approval by Wales star Gareth Anscombe. The South African-born tighthead is now eligible for Wales on residency grounds and was once again...

NZ Warriors vs Wests Tigers result: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck shines in rugby league return

NZ Warriors 16Wests Tigers 18Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is back with a bang, the defensive resolve remains strong and depth will be deeper in 2024.Those were the key takeaways from today’s opening trial in Christchurch, where the Warriors – who played an hour with 12 men after the sending off...