England back residency change

Fijian Nathan Hughes left  Auckland in 2013 to seek fortune and fame in England and is now part of Eddie Jones' test squad.

Surprise stance from northern powerhouse with move to five-year qualification period helping Pacific player drain.

Jones: Beating racism, and ABs

There's usually a serious side to the underlying humour of England coach Eddie Jones.

England's outspoken coach on the nasty side to his Aussie upbringing and how his team will pip NZ in 2019.

Gold medal coach joins Wales

Ben Ryan's attention to detail with Fiji set him apart in the sevens game.

Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan gets a job closer to home with a consultancy role in Wales.

New kilted Kiwi for Scotland

New Scotland training squad player Simon Berghan, playing for Sydenham in Christchurch club rugby in 2012.

Former Crusaders development player Simon Berghan gets the nod for the Six Nations.

Sevens upbeat on ticket sales

Wellington Sevens organisers have tried to rejuvenate the annual two-day tournament by shunning its booze-fuelled party ...

Tournament boss bullish, despite predictions half the tickets will remain unsold.

Sale suspend player over 'leak'

Tom Arscott, left, whose brother Luke plays for Bristol, has been suspended by Sale.

Wing alleged to have given inside information to brother who plays for opposition club.

Wales captain steps down

Sam Warburton has given up the captaincy to focus on his form.

Sam Warburton gives up the captaincy with his place in the starting XV no longer assured.

Toeava under the knife

New Zealand's Isaia Toeava has hit a major injury problem in France.

French and Euro club title hopes over for former All Black as arm injury requires surgery.

Hartley will be fit for Six Nations - Jones

Dylan Hartley will be picked to captain England in the Six Nations if he passes a fitness test this week.

New Zealand-born hooker expected to be ready to captain England side.

Nonu's breakthrough try

Former All Blacks second-five Ma'a Nonu scoring for Toulon.

Toulon's Kiwi star finally nails a Champions Cup touchdown - and it couldn't have come at a better time.

England preparing to lose

England coach Eddie Jones and his team will have to be quick on the draw to keep their winning streak going as they ...

The winning streak can't go on forever as gunslinger Eddie Jones stars in his own real-life western.

Munster face concussion probe

Munster halfback Conor Murray suffered a head knock against the Glasgow Warriors and his club faces a concussion ...

Head injury treatment is in the gun again in Europe with an Irish club now facing the music.

Wheeler wins Japan rugby crown

Lock Joe Wheeler shows his delight after dotting down for the Makos.

Kiwi rugby export Joe Wheeler is a winner in Japan.

Carter kicks French club to victory

Dan Carter has helped his French team to their first win of the season in Europe.

Dan Carter wasn't at Richie McCaw's wedding, but he was a winner in Europe.

Lions leadership up for grabs

Ireland captain Rory Best isn't hanging his hopes on becoming the British and Irish Lions skipper.

Will the man who captained Ireland to victory over the All Blacks do it again with the Lions?

Kiwi in concussion inquiry

Former Highlanders loose forward TJ Ioane signed with the Sale Sharks at the start of 2015.

Ex-Highlander TJ Ioane appeared to be concussed following a tackle in English Rugby game.

Lions coaches at Nix training video

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland (left) led a strong contingent of Lions officials around a tour of Westpac ...

Most Phoenix trainings aren't watched by international rugby coaches. Friday was not like most trainings.

Fiji 7s up for breakthrough award

Fiji's gold-medal winning men's sevens campaign at the 2016 Rio Olympics has them up for a major award.

The Olympic gold medalists are up against the likes of Leicester City and Iceland.

Marler out for Six Nations

England's Joe Marler has joined a growing injury list.

England's injury list grows before their tournament opener against France.

Radradra to quit NRL

Semi Radradra will play his final season in the NRL in 2017 before leaving for French rugby.

Controversial Eels wing will quit the NRL at the end of the season after signing with Toulon.

Brett answers French SOS

Former Crusaders and Blues back Stephen Brett continues to make a mark in the French game.

French competition leaders call in Kiwi first-five as "medical joker" as honours beckon.

Former ABs have 'nothing to hide'

Racing 92's star import Dan Carter has found himself in an unwanted spotlight as French anti-doping authorities take a ...

French rugby boss welcomes reopening of doping probe into Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko.

Robshaw latest Lions casualty

Chris Robshaw rebounded from England's World Cup disaster to be a Six Nations force but surgery now has him sidelined ...

Surgery forces England flanker to miss Six Nations and dims his hopes of touring NZ with the Lions.

Carter, Rokocoko - 'please explain'

Dan Carter's time at Racing 92 hasn't all been easy.

French anti-doping agency reportedly not finished probing former All Blacks.

North's injury draws World Rugby rebuke

Northampton's George North has a history of head injuries.

The English club failed to identify and manage George North's injury, World Rugby said.

Mathewson signs for Bristol

Alby Mathewson reckons he can help Bristol survive their relegation battle in the English Premiership.

Nomadic former AB halfback takes his game to England to join the relegation battle.

Women's World Cup draw confirmed

New Zealand Rugby's female player of the year Selica Winiata will be a key component of the Black Ferns attempt to ...

Black Ferns start World Cup bid against Wales on Irish soil in August

First red card under new rules

Saracens prop Richard Barrington is sent off for a high tackle; the first red card in professional rugby under new ...

English prop the first player sent to the showers early under rugby's new strict tackle height rules.

Mauger loses with Leicester

Aaron Mauger has lost his first game in charge of Leicester Tigers, but his side played with plenty of spirit.

Close, but no cigar for ex-All Black Aaron Mauger in his first match as Leicester Tigers boss.

An emotional return

Munster coach Anthony Foley died suddenly at his team's Paris Hotel last October.

Months after the match was postponed due to their coach's shock death, Munster came to play.

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