Rugby

  • Is the next global rugby power from Asia? 20th April 2018
    Photo (Getty Images) By Jake Jones In the latest episode of CNN World Rugby, the programme looks into the growth of the game in Asia, fronted by the Hong Kong Sevens and the Commonwealth Games. The World Rugby Association views Asia as one of its biggest growth markets, with China alone committing $100 million to […]
  • TEAMS: Racing 92 v Munster 20th April 2018
    Earls returns from injury to start on the wing
  • TEAMS: Leinster v Scarlets 20th April 2018
    Dan Jones starts at 10 as Patchell moves to full back
  • Brad Shields: Hurricanes captain requests to be released to play for England 20th April 2018
    (Photo: Getty Images) By Jake Jones Hurricanes captain Brad Shields looks set to be named by Eddie Jones for England’s tour to South Africa in June after handing in a formal request to the New Zealand Rugby Union. New Zealand-born Shields signed for Wasps last month as a straight forward replacement for outgoing club legend […]
  • Richard Cockerill extends his stay with Edinburgh until 2021 20th April 2018
    Richard Cockerill signs two-year contract extension in the Scottish capital
  • Judgement Day kicks off with the Crabbie’s Challenge 19th April 2018
    The Dragons are having some fun ahead of their Judgement Day clash next week
  • Quinnell: Scarlets can do a Liverpool 19th April 2018
    Scott Quinnell looks ahead to the weekend's clash at the Aviva Stadium between Leinster and his old team Scarlets
  • TEAMS: Cardiff Blues v Pau 19th April 2018
    Blues hoping to continue European journey to send Wilson off in style
  • Ulster legend Paul Marshall to retire at end of season 19th April 2018
    (Photo: Getty Images) By Jake Jones Paul Marshall has announced that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season. The 32-year-old Lisburn-born scrum half graduated from the Academy in 2006. Marshall made his professional debut for Ulster against Newport Gwent Dragons in September of the same year. A familiar face […]
  • TEAMS: Gloucester v Newcastle Falcons 19th April 2018
    (Photo: Getty Images) By Jake Jones Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann has urged his Gloucester side to ‘get out of the blocks fast’ in the first of this season’s Challenge Cup semi finals between Gloucester and Newcastle Falcons. Gloucester are coming off the back of a 37-9 win against a struggling Harlequins side, scoring an […]