Dan Biggar

Gallagher Premiership fixtures revealed: 5 key dates for the new 2018/19 English rugby season

Danny Cipriani has been handed a mouthwatering home start to his Gloucester career in next season’s Gallagher Premiership.<p>On paper the Cherry and …

Sport (UK)

Gallagher Premiership Rugby transfers 2018/19 - the ins and outs across 12 clubs

The Gallagher Premiership kicks off on August 31 with 12 teams competing for the top prize at Twickenham at the end of May.<p>Saracens claimed the top …

Leicester Tigers

Warren Gatland: Wales and England are currently 'poles apart'

<b>Wales and England are "poles apart" as the teams prepare for next year's World Cup according to Warren Gatland.</b><p>The Wales coach has led his side to a series win in Argentina with his team now on a five-match winning run.<p>England meanwhile have been beaten in their last six matches and have already …

Six Nations Championship

Warren Gatland has World Cup in mind as Wales face struggling Argentina

Warren Gatland is approaching the final year of his contract with Wales but is not slipping gently into his goodbye. The longest-serving head coach of a tier-one nation has assembled the strongest squad in his 11-year reign as he aims to go out at the top in Japan.<p>Wales’s 2015 World Cup tilt was …

Rugby Union

Warren Gatland tells his Wales players to use 'legalised violence' against Argentina

Warren Gatland tells his Wales players to use 'legalised violence' as they plot series whitewash against Argentina<p><b>Wales are aiming to complete a</b> …

Sport (UK)

Rugby - Understrength Wales ease past static Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Wales got their short South American tour off to the perfect start on Saturday when their understrength side easily beat a lacklustre Argentina team 23-10.<p>Rugby Union - June Internationals - Argentina v Wales - San Juan del Bicentenario Stadium, San Juan, Argentina - June …

Sport (UK)

Wales pluck Rhys Patchell from the wilderness to hunt Pumas

Rhys Patchell makes his first start for Wales since his uncomfortable evening at Twickenham in February when the swagger he had shown against Scotland the week before melted into uncertainty after the fly-half had been verbally targeted by the England head coach, Eddie Jones.<p>Dan Biggar and Gareth …

Rugby Union

Dan Biggar's Wales No 10 shirt under threat from Rhys Patchell, says Warren Gatland

Dan Biggar's Wales No 10 shirt under threat from Rhys Patchell, says Warren Gatland after Scarlets fly-half is named to start against Argentina<p><b>Wales</b> …

Alun Wyn Jones

Gareth Anscombe backs pal Brad Shields to shine for England

Gareth Anscombe backing former Junior All Blacks team-mate Brad Shields to shine for England<p><b>Gareth Anscombe and Brad Shields were team-mates for the</b> …

Sport (UK)

Wales 22-20 South Africa: Ryan Elias' late try seals hard-fought win

Wales 22-20 South Africa: Ryan Elias' late try seals hard-fought win but American fans are left short-changed<p><b>Ryan Elias' late try gave Wales a</b> …

World Rugby

Rassie has inside knowledge of Welsh opponents

Having coached Irish side Munster against teams like Scarlets, Cardiff, ospreys and Dragons, Erasmus knows their players really well

Sport (South Africa)

Wales hit by double injury blow as Aaron Shingler and Ashton Hewitt are ruled out of summer Tests

Wales hit by double injury blow as Aaron Shingler and Ashton Hewitt are ruled out of summer Tests against South Africa and Argentina<p><b>Scarlets flanker</b> …

Cardiff Blues

ESPN's European rugby review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

Plenty was sorted out over an enthralling weekend as Exeter and Saracens stormed into the Aviva Premiership final, Leinster set up a Dublin date with …

Aviva Premiership

Ulster beat Ospreys 35-17 to secure European Champions Cup status

<b>By Sports Reporter, Alex Keery</b><p>Craig Gilroy’s double helped Ulster to a vital victory against Ospreys that won the province a place in next season’s …

European Rugby Champions Cup

Ulster beat Ospreys to secure Champions Cup spot

• <b>Ulster 35 - 17 Ospreys</b><p>Ulster have secured their place in next season’s European Champions Cup, after beating Ospreys 35-17 at Kingspan Stadium in …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Two-try Gilroy helps Ulster see off Ospreys to take place in Champions Cup

John Cooney underlined his importance to the northern province as he kicked 15 points to help seal victory.

Welsh Rugby

Watch: Ulster defeat Ospreys in European play-off

Ulster score four tries in a 35-17 win over the Ospreys at Kingpsan Stadium in the play-off to decide the final Pro14 team to take part in next season's Champions Cup.<p>Craig Gilroy touched down twice, with Kieran Treadwell and Jacob Stockdale also crossing for the hosts.<p>Alun Wyn Jones, Jeff Hassler …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Wales squad for 2018 summer tour

With the 2019 World Cup on the horizon, Wales coach Warren Gatland has omitted most of his star names for the summer Tests against South Africa and …

Rugby Union

Cory Hill and Ellis Jenkins named as co-captains for Wales' summer Tests against Argentina and South Africa

Dragons lock Cory Hill and Cardiff Blues flanker Ellis Jenkins will act as co-captains for Wales’ summer tour, with the bulk of their Lions contingent being left at home.<p>Wales are due to face South Africa in Washington DC on June 2 before flying to Argentina for back-to-back Tests in San Juan and …

Rugby Union

Warren Gatland rests Wales’ Lions but plans new role for George North

Wales have rested all but two of their 12 players who toured New Zealand with the Lions last year for next month’s game against South Africa in Washington and two Tests in Argentina.<p>The Gloucester flanker Ross Moriarty and the Northampton wing George North, who are joining Dragons and Ospreys …

Sport (UK)

Sport24.co.za | Bok opener looks less and less like Test

At least we now know SA and Wales will be in it together - greatly ‘experimental’ - for their debatable Test match in Washington DC, writes <b>Rob Houwing</b>

Sport (South Africa)

Ben Foden to bid farewell to Northampton in his 250th game as Saints continue major rebuild

Thursday's announcement that Ben Foden, the long-term full-back, will leave Northampton at the end of the season was just the latest step in an extended clear-out of Saints' squad ahead of the Chris Boyd era.<p>“We’ll miss having him around Franklin’s Gardens, both in terms of what he offers on the …

Rugby Union

Judgement Day: Scarlets hope for victory to secure home quarter-final in Pro 14

"I think there will be about 60,000 people here and hopefully we will have a good walk-up crowd too. It's a derby and we're excited for this game." …

News (Wales)

Wasps news and rumours: Tom Cruse, Tommy Taylor, James Haskell, Brad Shields, Dylan Hartley, Rob Horne, Jimmy Gopperth

Wasps will pack down against a Northampton Saints side without England captain Dylan Hartley on Sunday.<p>The 32-year-old has not played since suffering …

Eddie Jones

The PRO14 Champions Cup qualification scenario everyone's dreading as confusing issue remains unsolved

The Guinness PRO14 is reaching its climax - with just one full round of fixtures left to play.<p>There is still plenty to play for in terms of the …

News (Wales)

Jacob Stockdale seals win as Ulster keep Ospreys scoreless at Kingspan Stadium

Ulster 8 Ospreys 0<p>They left it late to secure the four points with Jacob Stockdale profiting from a spilt ball in the last minute to run in near the …

Welsh Rugby

Power in danger of squeezing out skill in rugby union’s battle of big hits | Paul Rees

The chairman of Augusta International, Fred Ridley, this week expressed his concern that modern golfers were smashing their way through courses and damaging the sport’s ecosystem: power was elbowing out skill through improved athleticism and technology.<p>Rugby union has the same problem. As various …

Rugby Union

Dan Biggar's kicking tee replicated using 3D printing technology

A revolutionary 3D printing technique has allowed Dan Biggar's boyhood kicking tee to be replicated.

3D Printing

Experts called in to help Dan Biggar after Wales star left devastated when 15-year-old kicking tee falls apart

Dan Biggar hopes cutting-edge technology can help keep him in the goal-kicking groove.<p>The Wales fly-half was left devastated when his kicking tee …

Cardiff University

How Wales' top rugby stars looked when they were just unknown kids wearing Welsh jerseys for the first time

The rugby stars of tomorrow are in action this week with the U18 Six Nations festival already underway.<p>Some of the players who pull on the Welsh …

News (Wales)