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Lions squad announced

Via Telegraph Dylan Hartley has been omitted from the British and Irish Lions squad for this summer's tour to New Zealand. Hartley is the third successive...

Update: “Hero’s…urr Europe in a Nutshell”

European rugby is heating up with the Championship Cup and Challenge Cup trophies being the focus now and we had some great matches over...

“Hero’s…urr Europe in a Nutshell”

Six nations is done and dusted as Europe focus on the Championship and local leagues from last week on. Here is all the latest from...

“Hero’s…urr Europe in a Nutshell”

The Six Nations may be over but the European season is getting into the business end of the season with all the different leagues...

Rugby Europe Wrap: Romania snatch title from Georgia

Romania pulled off a surprise win over Georgia in Bucharest on Sunday, in the process after some confusion lifting the 2017 Rugby Europe Championship...

Kings prop sign with Ulster

Kings prop Schalk van der Merwe is set to join Ulster on a two-year deal after Super Rugby. Van der Merwe earned 25 Super Rugby...

“Hero’s…urr Europe in a Nutshell”

This week sees the Six nations return for the final matches and the focus will be on England to see if they can equal...

“Hero’s…urr Europe in a Nutshell”

Here is the latest news coming from up north as the Six Nations and domestic competitions heat up. Players are not just concentrating on...

Rugby Europe Wrap: Georgia win comfortably

The second week of the Rugby Europe Championship produced few surprises, with Georgia comfortably defeating Germany. The Lelos marked Merab Kvirikashvili’s 100th cap in style,...

“Hero’s…urr Europe in a Nutshell”

Here is all your latest news on Euro Rugby this week.... Leicester Tigers have completed the signing of George Ford from Bath for the start...

“Hero’s…urr Europe in a Nutshell”

Here is a look at all the news coming from Europe with most concentrating on the start o the RBS Six Nations starting this...

“Hero’s…urr Europe in a Nutshell”

Here is all the news from Europe in a nutshell.... Sale Sharks have terminated the contract of Tom Arscott with immediate effect following a disciplinary...

Steyn gets 4 weeks for high tackle on Sexton

South African Francois Steyn will have to sit out for the next four weeks after he was suspended by an independent Disciplinary Hearing in...

Munster wants James Hart and Chris Farrell

Munster have not finalised any new deals with players for next season, but the club are interested in the services of James Hart and...

Missed any of the weekend action?

Missed any action from the past weekend rugby? Get all the highlights right here..... European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Highlights French Top 14 Highlights Aviva Premiership Highlights Pro...

Bothma signs for Harlequin

  Harlequins have announced the signing of Namibia captain Renaldo Bothma, who will join the Premiership club ahead of the 2017/18 season. The powerful ball carrying...

Sudden passing of Munster coach Anthony Foley

Munster have announced that head coach Anthony Foley has passed away overnight at the team hotel in Paris. In a statement from the Irish Rugby...

Dan Carter: Ex-All Black star’s drug test ‘showed anomalies’

Former All Blacks Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko gave drug tests which showed "anomalies" before this year's Top 14 final, says French newspaper L'Equipe....

McCall backs his men to deliver

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall believes his young squad can deliver once again in both the Premiership and Champions Cup this season. The Allianz...

Racing 92 facing investigation after Goosen played on having been knocked out

European Champions Cup finalists Racing 92 are being investigated for an incident in their semi-final win over Leicester which saw centre Johan Goosen play...

Munster gained what SA Rugby lost…

Munster have announced the appointment of Rassie Erasmus as their new Director of Rugby and it is funny how selective SA Rugby...

Racing end Toulon’s

Maxime Machenaud's late penalty ensured that Racing 92 will face Leicester in the Champions Cup semi-finals after beating Toulon 19-16. Juan Imhoff scored the opener...

Saffas sizzle across Europe

SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend's English Premiership, French Top 14 and Six Nations matches, involving South African players. ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP – Bath, with Francois Louw...

Kolelishvili gets 14-week ban for pushing referee

Physical abuse of any match official will land you into some big trouble in the game of rugby and rightly so, we do not...

14 Man Stade beat poor Munster…

Stade Francais wing Josaia Raisuqe was sent off but that did not stop the French champions inflicting a heavy defeat on Munster in Paris. Raisuqe...

Racing 92 claim last ditch bonus

Dan Carter kicked 12 points as Racing 92 maintained their unbeaten run in the Champions Cup against Glasgow Warriors. The current World Player of the...

Louw extend stay at Bath ’till 2019

  Bath Rugby is delighted to announce that flanker Francois Louw has extended his contract with the Club. The new extension means the South African...

The declining power of Pro12 in Europe?

By:THEBLITZDEFENCE We are only a few games in to the new European Champions Cup tournament but already we have seen the best the Pro12 can...

Too many foreigners playing in England and France and that’s why national teams suffer,...

Ears should be burning certainly at the top end of the French game, in the English corridors as well and, who knows, maybe in...

PRO12 Round 2 Highlights

Check out highlights from all the action in Round 2 of the Guinness Pro12, which featured wins for Munster, Leinster Scarlets, Edinburgh, Glasgow and...

Preview: England vs Ireland

  By: Jacques Nortier     Playing in the “Group of Death” with Wales and Australia, England have no such game as a friendly when they take on...

Ireland walk over Wales in warm-up

The Northern Hemisphere has started there warm-up to next months World Cup in England with Ireland getting over Wales this past weekend in a...

Stander’s a standout performer

CJ Stander became the first non-Irishman to win Munster’s Player of the Year award and qualifies to play for Ireland after the World Cup....

French Barbarians confirm 27-man squad

France Barbarians have confirmed their 27-man squad to face Argentina later this month in two matches....reports Planet Rugby The two teams will face off on...

Steyn fires in France

SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend's English Premiership, Celtic Pro12 and French Top 14 matches, which involved South African players. ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP (final) – Saracens, led...

Jennings captain of Barbarians

Leinster back-row Shane Jennings will captain the Barbarians against Ireland at Thomond Park on Thursday. Jennings retires from the professional game in the coming weeks...

Preview: Premiership, semifinals

Northampton Saints and Bath have the best home records in the Premiership this season, and will fittingly host the semifinals. By: Rugby365 The defending champion Saints...

Preview: Pro12, Semifinals

After 22 Rounds of Pro12 action, four teams remain in the competition for the play-offs all hungry to lift the trophy. By: Rugby365 Glasgow Warriors take...

Toulon make European history

Toulon made European history with a rollercoaster 24-18 triumph over Clermont at Twickenham for their third-straight European title. Brilliant individual tries from first Nick Abendanon...

Preview: Champions Cup Final

An historic treble or a long-awaited first title - whatever happens on Saturday history will be made in the first Champions Cup Final. For the...

Breaking salary cap is like doping

The Rugby Players' Association has demanded clarity over reports that investigations into salary cap breaches have been dropped reports Planet Rugby The Times reported on...

Time for a Quickie

The European season is heading towards and end with the European Championship getting into the play-off stages. France Toulon will be without two World Cup winners...

A European Quickie…

  Dragons duo re-sign The Dragons have announced that flankers Lewis Evans and Nic Cudd have committed their futures to the Welsh region for another two...

Cheetahs and Rebels impress as Six Nations heats up

Three things I learnt this weekend by Benedict Chanakira The Cheetahs and Stormers proved the world over wrong (Just this weekend at least). They travelled to...

Preview RBS Six Nations Round 2

England versus Italy ("Live" on SS6 at 16:20) Fresh from surprising many in Cardiff, but not themselves, England will look to keep their foot on the...

LV= Cup Wrap: Blues edge thriller

Cardiff Blues, Saracens, Exeter Chiefs and Newcastle Falcons were all winners in the latest round of LV= Cup action. By: Planet Rugby Results: Wasps 42-45 Cardiff Blues London...

The weekend past in the European Champions Cup

While everybody in the Southern Hemisphere are preparing for the Super Rugby Championship to start in February the men up north are getting to...

Irish sides struggled in European Cup

This has not been a good weekend for Irish Rugby in the European Champions Cup, which saw Munster and Ulster getting smash by Saracens...

Habana may extend Toulon stay..

Bryan Habana has revealed that he might stay in Toulon for an extra season, citing the club's ambition as a reason for remaining, reports...

Montpellier unveil White as new boss

Montpellier have formally unveiled their new coaching staff to be headed up - for now - by former Springbok coach Jake White...report Planet Rugby The...