European Rugby Champions Cup

Sport24.co.za | England's Vunipola brothers leave SA tour

Vunipola brothers Billy and Mako, as well as prop Ellis Genge, have left England’s tour of South Africa ahead of the third and final Test in Cape …

Sport (South Africa)

England appoint Mallinder as pathway performance coach | Reuters

(Reuters) - England have appointed former Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder as a pathway performance coach, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Friday.<p>Soccer Football - European Champions Cup - Northampton Saints vs Ospreys - Franklin's Gardens, Northampton, Britain - December …

Sport (UK)

Chris Ashton asks Toulon for move back to England

Chris Ashton asks Toulon for move back to Premiership as he bids to make England 2019 World Cup squad<p><b>Chris Ashton ineligible to play for England</b> …

Sport (UK)

Chelsea to meet London rivals Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium in August

Chelsea confirm pre-season schedule as they prepare to meet London rivals Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium in August<p><b>Chelsea have confirmed their</b> …

Soccer

Arsenal to play Chelsea at the Aviva in August in International Champions Cup

The Aviva Stadium will host a pre-season game between Arsenal and Chelsea on August 1 as part of the 2018 International Champions Cup.<p>The match will …

International Champions Cup

Danny Wilson: Ex-Blues coach to opts for a surprise Scotland switch instead of Wasps

<b>Former Cardiff Blues coach Danny Wilson is set to become the new Scotland forwards coach rather than join Wasps.</b><p>Wilson was expected to become the Wasps assistant coach, but it is understood that will not now be the case.<p>He was due to work under Wasps director of rugby Dai Young, another former …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Joe Tomane: Australian back joins Leinster from Montpellier

<b>European champions Leinster have announced the signing of Australian back Joe Tomane from Montpellier.</b><p>Tomane, who can operate at wing and centre, has been capped 17 times by the Wallabies and is a former rugby league player.<p>The 28-year-old joined Montpellier from Super Rugby side the Brumbies in …

Sport (N. Ireland)

ULSTER: Search starts for new rugby CEO as Shane Logan confirms exit

Ulster Rugby will use the summer recess to search for a new Chief Executive Officer after Shane Logan confirmed yesterday he would vacate the …

Ulster Rugby

Stormers release Nizaam Carr to rejoin Wasps

Stormers and Springbok loose forward Nizaam Carr will join English club Wasps on a permanent basis ahead of the 2018-19 season.<p>Carr spent three …

South African Rugby

Rugby - Montpellier pair withdraw from Springbok squad | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Both Bismarck du Plessis and Frans Steyn have withdrawn from South Africa’s squad for the three-test series against England after injuries suffered in the French Top 14 final at the weekend, SA Rugby said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - South Africa Captain's Run - …

South Africa

Rugby - Toulon appoint Collazo as head coach | Reuters

(Reuters) - Toulon have appointed Patrice Collazo as head coach following a disappointing season, the top-tier French rugby club said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Gloucester v London Irish - European Challenge Cup Final - Twickenham Stoop - 05/06 - 21/5/06 Gloucester's Patrice Collazo …

European Challenge Cup

Collazo replaces Galthie as Toulon manager

TOULON (FRANCE) (AFP) -<p>Patrice Collazo has been named new Toulon manager in place of Fabien Galthie after a disappointing season for the Top 14 giants, club president Mourad Boudjellal announced Wednesday.<p>Galthie, who oversaw Toulon's exits from both the European Champions Cup and Top play-offs, is …

Top 14

Rugby - Heineken to return as Champions Cup title sponsors from next season | Reuters

(Reuters) - Dutch brewer Heineken signed a four-year partnership with European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) to return as title sponsors for the European Champions Cup, the continent’s most prestigious club competition, starting from the 2018/19 season.<p>The deal will see the competition renamed the …

Rugby Union

Saracens lock George Kruis hailed as a 'phenomenal asset' after signing new deal

George Kruis hailed by Mark McCall as a 'phenomenal asset' to Saracens after signing new three-year contract<p><b>George Kruis has committed his future to</b> …

Sport (UK)

Vincent Koch extends Saracens stay until 2022

Springbok prop Vincent Koch has signed an extension to stay with English Premiership champions Saracens until 2022.<p>Koch, who joined Saracens from the …

South African Rugby

Joe Schmidt admits surprise at Joey Carbery's move to Munster

Joe Schmidt admits Joey Carbery's move to Munster has caught him by surprise.<p>Ireland head coach Schmidt and David Nucifora, the IRFU's director of …

Joe Schmidt

Ireland arrives for 3-test series without injured captain

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Ireland’s rugby team arrived in Australia on Saturday for a three-test series against the Wallabies without its captain Rory …

Six Nations Championship

The Left Wing: Isa Nacewa on wining the double, why he came back to Leinster and his post-rugby plans

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Leinster legend Isa Nacewa to reflect on his remarkable …

Rugby Union

IRELAND: Captain Rory Best ruled out of Australia tour

Captain Rory Best will miss Ireland’s tour to Australia with a hamstring injury.<p>Munster’s Niall Scannell will replace the British and Irish Lions …

Ireland

The Left Wing: Isa Nacewa on winning the double, why he came back to Leinster and his post-rugby plans

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Leinster legend Isa Nacewa to reflect on his remarkable …

Rugby Union

Rory Best ruled out of Ireland's tour of Australia with hamstring injury

IRELAND CAPTAIN RORY Best has been ruled out of the three-Test tour of Australia with a hamstring injury.<p>Best pictured during Ireland's team session …

Ireland

Ireland captain Best out of Australia tour

2018-05-31 18:18<p>Ireland captain Rory Best speaks to Jaco Peyper (Getty Images)<p>Dublin - <b>Ireland</b> captain <b>Rory Best</b> has been ruled out of the tour of</b> …

Sport (South Africa)

All Black Bird one of eight new Racing recruits

LE PLESSIS-ROBINSON (FRANCE) (AFP) -<p>Twice-capped All Black lock Dominic Bird was unveiled as one of eight new recruits by beaten European Champions Cup finalists Racing 92 on Wednesday.<p>Bird, 27, will leave the Chiefs and comes in to replace retiring Argentinian veteran Patricio Albacete.<p>Racing, …

Blackbirds

'It should be easier second time round': Nacewa bids emotional farewell in open letter to Leinster

Isa, Isa, Isa…

Leinster

All Black lock Dominic Bird to leave Super Rugby and the Chiefs

LE PLESSIS-ROBINSON, France - Twice-capped All Black lock Dominic Bird was unveiled as one of eight new recruits by beaten European Champions Cup …

Sport (South Africa)

Aussies Abroad: Scott Fardy helps Leinster claim historic double, Will Skelton’s Saracens win English Premiership, Montpellier progress to French Top 14 final

A FORTNIGHT after winning the European Champions Cup, Scott Fardy added the Pro14 trophy to his rapidly growing collection of awards over the weekend.<p>…

Sport (Australia)

Jono Gibbes confirmed as next Waikato head coach

Jono Gibbes will stick with the Mooloos after the Waikato Rugby Union (WRU) confirmed he will be their next head coach.

Sport (New Zealand)

Why the Wallabies can't afford to underestimate a red-hot Ireland

<b>Back three</b><p><b>Ireland:</b> Rob Kearney has had a mortgage on the No.15 Ireland jersey for many years and provides Schmidt with an old head in the back three, …

David Pocock

Sport24.co.za | Leinster claim double with Pro 14 final win over Scarlets

Leinster completed a domestic and European double with a 40-32 victory over Scarlets in the Pro 14 final at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

Sport (South Africa)

'Seeing this guy lift the trophy is the thing that gives me most satisfaction'

Leinster’s captain lasted only 18 minutes but retires with the province on top of Europe.

Rugby Union