• Rugby

Ritchie wants review of finances

England are intent on challenging the financial rewards on offer in French club rugby to prevent a post-2015 World Cup drain.

 

 
  • Rugby

Dan Carter admits he could not have climbed to the top of world rugby without Jonny Wilkinson's workaholic precedent.

 

Stuart Lancaster has whipped England into genuine Rugby World Cup 2015 contenders, according to New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter.

 

  • Rugby

The European peace deal averted a crisis that could have seriously damaged professional rugby's world image, according to IRB boss Brett Gosper.

 

Tom Wood admits it would be "criminal" if Northampton surrender their commanding position in the Premiership title race.

 

Keven Mealamu will make his long-awaited return to Super Rugby this Friday after battling back from another calf injury.

 

  • Rugby

All Blacks scrumhalf Piri Weepu was reduced to tears after discovering he had suffered a minor stroke.

 

The fallout over the Australian Rugby Union's decision to withdraw Israel Folau from a Super Rugby match at the weekend continues.

 

Gloucester have identified the individual who threw a plastic bottle at referee Tim Wigglesworth as a schoolboy.

 

Bulls loose forward Dewald Potgieter has been ruled out for six months after surgery on a torn bicep.

 

London Irish wing Andy Fenby scored a hat-trick as a poor Newcastle side were crushed 40-12 at the Madejski Stadium.

 

Saracens survived a late fightback from Northampton to secure a 28-24 win at Allianz Park.

 

The Sharks moved back to the top of the Super Rugby standings with a hard fought 25-12 win over the Lions in Johannesburg.

 

Winger Nemani Nadolo scored a hat-trick of tries and flyhalf Colin Slade contributed 25 points as Canterbury Crusaders beat Cheetahs 52-31.

 

Round-up: Newport Gwent Dragons' European hopes took a knock as they slipped to a 45-27 defeat to Benetton Treviso.

 

  • Rugby

Israel Folau was left a "frustrated" spectator during the New South Wales Waratahs' 28-16 defeat by Western Force.

 

 
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