Welsh doping 'off the scale'

The famous Welsh rugby colours have been stained by an underbelly of sports-enhancing drugs according to a new investigation.

Grave warning as performance-enhancing drugs problem reportedly escalates in domestic game.

From English rose to hospice chief

Janice Byford-Jones captains the junior England women's rugby side in a match again Scotland in 1997.

 How a bucket of Hawke's Bay mussels won over an England women's rugby player.

Southern Kings to be rescued

Prop Lizo Gqoboka is one player who has left the Kings for another team ahead of next year's Super Rugby season.

The cash-strapped franchise should be ready for Super Rugby campaign.

Coetzee tipped to coach Boks

Allister Coetzee has been a Springboks assistant coach and now there are increasing reports he will get the top job.

Ex-Stormers boss new favourite as Heyneke Meyer reportedly loses support of SA rugby hierarchy.

Burrell: Lancaster let me down

England centre Luther Burrell was left out of his country's Rugby World Cup squad in favour of Sam Burgess.

Dropped centre says the former England coach let him down by dropping him from their Rugby World Cup squad.

Tuilagi set for $1.1m deal

Manu Tuilagi's power and pace make him a handful for any opposition - and a wanted man in English club rugby.

World Cup reject target of bidding war that will make him English club rugby's richest player.

Sanzar announce new CEO

New Sanzar chief executive Andy Marinos previously held the role between 2008-10.

Southern hemisphere rugby body appoint South Africa's Andy Marinos to replace Kiwi Greg Peters.

Reason: 'Agent of change' Jones

Eddie Jones will have his hands full as the coach of England but if he's given the mandate to make wholesale changes to the way players are contracted, he could turn his side into a test rugby powerhouse.

OPINION: Blood to drip from English rugby's red rose by next Christmas, be it coach's or the Machiavellian clubs'.

Jones: England needs a McCaw

Richie McCaw has the core values new England coach Eddie Jones wants in his captain.

Richie's inspirational core values held up as shining example for next England captain in the eye of their new coach.

Nonu Toulon touchdown

Ma'a Nonu has arrived in France to begin his two-year contract with European champion club Toulon.

Former All Blacks star arrives in France ready to play for the team "everyone wants to beat".

'I am a devil and an angel'

Eddie Jones has taken the heading coaching reins at the world's most powerful rugby union, England.

OPINION: Eddie Jones will demand a high workrate as he seeks to turn England around.

Jones won't pick overseas stars

New England coach Eddie Jones poses on the Twickenham turf after signing a lucrative four-year contract.

New England coach backs his employer's ban on overseas-based players representing the country.

Jones named England coach

Eddie Jones is the man England hope will lead them to the top of world rugby again after a disastrous World Cup.

The Australian will take over from Stuart Lancaster as England mentor.

Folau: Lomu told me to play

Jonah Lomu and Australian sporting star Israel Folau.

Wallabies star reveals extent of Lomu friendship and the encouragement given to have a crack at rugby.

State funeral 'over the top' - Little

Andrew Little says a state funeral for Jonah Lomu would not be the All Black legend's style.

Labour leader Andrew Little says a state funeral for Jonah Lomu wouldn't be the legend's "style".

Seven Kiwis to start for Baabaas

All Blacks star Nehe Milner-Skudder will start at fullback for the Barbarians against Argentina at Twickenham.

Rugby World Cup star Nehe Milner-Skudder named for Barbarians match against Argentina at Twickenham.

Jones means danger for ABs

Eddie Jones knows what it takes to fill trophy cabinets as he showed during his early stint with the Wallabies, winning the Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup at the All Blacks' expense.

OPINION: Clever Eddie's imminent appointment as England coach spells danger for the All Blacks.

Jones arrives in London

Eddie Jones is back in the British capital and set to seal his deal as England rugby coach.

Japan's star RWC coach set to be unveiled as England coach after reported Super Rugby job buy-out.

Jones closing in on England job

Former Japan coach Eddie Jones has a fine track record in international rugby.

Eddie Jones looks increasingly likely to become the first overseas coach to take charge of England.

IOC boss honours Jonah

IOC boss Thomas Bach has recognised the powerful contribution Jonah Lomu made to rugby.

Olympics president laments the former sevens star won't be able to witness the sport's return to the Olympics.

Catt: Jonah put me on the map

Mike Catt feels the full force of Jonah Lomu as the All Blacks wing goes over the top of him on his way to scoring the first of his four tries in the 1995 World Cup semifinal.

The England fullback, who couldn't stop rugby's most famous try, pays his tribute to Jonah.

'Immortal' Jonah rules on video

Jonah Lomu swats off James Simpson-Daniel on the way to one of his two tries at Twickenham against Sir Clive Woodward's 2002 England team.

"He is the definition of a sporting icon - it feels like a death in the family," Sir Clive Woodward says.

Mitchell keen to coach England

Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell worked as an assistant with England under Sir Clive Woodward.

Former All Blacks coach has put his hand up for the vacant England position.

Slade arrives early in France

Colin Slade's class and versatility will be vital to French club Pau as they look to survive in their new Top 14 surroundings.

World Cup winning All Black tired but up for challenge of Pau club's fight for survival in Top 14.

'Burgess needed SBW handling'

Sam Burgess and Sonny Bill Williams were regular opponents in league but never battled each other on a rugby pitch as the English player's flirtation with the 15-man game ended in disaster.

England rugby told they should have followed the All Blacks lead and developed league superstar in one position.

Eddie: Six Nations is dour

Eddie Jones proved he could transform an under-performing Japan team at the last World Cup and that has helped him become a favourite to take over England.

Favourite for England job hits out at northern rugby, saying the world's richest union is handicapping itself.

Jones odds on for England job

Veteran coach Eddie Jones earned plaudits for leading Japan to three wins at the Rugby World Cup in England.

He might be the new coach of the Stormers, but Eddie Jones is still favourite to coach England.

NMS at 15 for Baabaas

Young All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder dives in for the opening try of the Rugby World Cup final against the Wallabies in London.

All Blacks' young World Cup wonder wing gets his wish with a fullback role for famous British club.

Cheika no; White talks England

Jake White's last international assignment involved winning the World Cup in 2007 with South Africa. Now he wants to help England win the cup back.

More intrigue at Twickenham as England appear to be running low on world class coaching options.

Foster, Rennie tipped for England job

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie should be the RFU's target, says former England first-five Stuart Barnes.

The drums continue to beat for a Kiwi to to emerge as Stuart Lancaster's successor in England.

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