Friday, August 18th, 2017

England and France set up semi-final showdown at Women’s Rugby World Cup

Defending Six Nations champions England and 2016 Championship winners France will lock horns in the semi-finals of the Women's Rugby World Cup, after ... [+]

England

England and France set up semi-final showdown at Women’s Rugby World Cup

Defending Six Nations champions England and 2016 Championship winners France will lock horns in the semi-finals of the Women's Rugby World ... [+]

Jones names squad for ‘important’ training camp

England head coach Eddie Jones has described this month's pre-season training camp as crucial with a view to the 2019 World ... [+]

Purdy ‘confident’ England can defend World Cup crown

Women's World Cup winner Claire Purdy is confident England can be triumphant once again at this year's competition in Ireland. [+]

Haley’s England ambitions are burning brightly

Being handed his England debut at Twickenham has added fuel to the fire as far as Mike Haley's international ambitions are ... [+]

France

Novès wants to see more physical France

France head coach Guy Novès is determined to bring his squad's fitness up a notch or two ahead of the Autumn ... [+]

Novès: Result does not reflect gap between France and South Africa

Head coach Guy Novès is confident that there is not a big gulf in class between France and South Africa, despite ... [+]

Noves wants to see more commitment from France in third Test

France have to play for the jersey in the third Test against South Africa according to coach Guy Novès, who has ... [+]

Guirado expecting tough week as France beaten by Springboks

France captain Guilhem Guirado is predicting another tough week for his squad after suffering a second straight defeat to South Africa ... [+]

Ireland

Ireland aiming for World Cup trophy with home crowd support

Home support will roar on Ireland this week as they start their World Cup campaign looking to improve on a superb ... [+]

Molloy relishing chance to lead Ireland in home World Cup

Ireland back-row Claire Molloy admitted she was honoured after replacing the injured Niamh Briggs to skipper her country during their home ... [+]

Ireland captain Briggs targets Six Nations return

Ireland's captain Niamh Briggs has vowed to return for the Six Nations next year after being ruled out of the Women's ... [+]

Grand Slam winner O’Leary calls it a day

Former Ireland scrum-half and Grand Slam winner Tomas O'Leary has announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect. [+]

Italy

Ireland, England and France open World Cup with impressive victories

Ireland gave the Dublin crowd plenty to celebrate on the opening day of the Women's Rugby World Cup with a superb ... [+]

Italy relishing return to the World Cup stage

Italy are returning to the World Cup this month after a 15 year break, and will be looking to make a ... [+]

O’Shea proud of Italian display in defeat to Australia

Head coach Conor O'Shea was full of pride in his Italian charges after their defeat to Australia and is confident significant ... [+]

Italy hurting after Fiji loss admits O’Shea

Conor O'Shea revealed the Italian dressing room was hurting deeply after a last-minute drop goal from Ben Volavola saw Fiji snatch ... [+]

Scotland

Kingston: Jackson move could help Scotland chances

Ruaridh Jackson's return to Scotland to play for Glasgow Warriors will help his international ambitions according to former coach John Kingston. ... [+]

Denton’s move to Worcester fuelled by Scotland ambitions

Scotland No.8 David Denton is confident that his move from Bath to Worcester this season will boost his chances of representing ... [+]

Turner’s loan switch could further his international cause

Hooker George Turner hopes his loan move from Edinburgh to Glasgow Warriors this season can help his push for higher honours. ... [+]

Scotland blow as Brown ruled out for four months

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown is facing a race against time to be fit for the autumn internationals, after the Glasgow Warrior ... [+]

Wales

Wales confident they can float in pool of death

Wales are confident that they use their experience over the last three years to inspire them to success at the Women's ... [+]

Halfpenny signs Wales and Scarlets dual contract

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny has committed his future to regional rugby and Wales by signing a three year National Dual Contract ... [+]

Under-20s boss Strange hails Wales’ production line

Jason Strange believes the number of former Wales Under-20s to graduate to senior honours last month demonstrates that business is booming ... [+]

Henson eyes Wales recall

Gavin Henson says that he is still targeting a spot in Wales' 2019 Rugby World Cup squad, despite not pulling on ... [+]

6 nations rugby

Ireland's O'Driscoll cited for stamping Italy flanker

Ireland’s O’Driscoll cited for stamping Italy flanker

Brian O'Driscoll could be named Lions captain again Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free ... [+]
Wales' Halfpenny wins Player of the Six Nations

Wales’ Halfpenny wins Player of the Six Nations

Leigh Halfpenny has won 2013 Six Nations 'Player of the Championship' Email Article | | Print Article | Click here ... [+]

Rugby Union

Extremely Rugby semi-final refs confirmed

Man in the centre: Gary Walsh ... [+]

Patchell to come back stronger

Keen make an impression: Rhys Patchell ... [+]

Britain Women U20s beat Africa to claim 3rd

Britain Women U20s secure 3rd after earn ... [+]

Where are they now?: Henson and the IRB Young Gamers of the Year

More happy periods: Gavin Henson receives the award for IRB Young ... [+]

U20

Hayward rings the changes for Wales Under-20s squad

Wales Under-20s head coach Byron Hayward admits his side are wiping the slate clean for this year's Six Nations after coming ... [+]

Walshe makes four changes to England Under-20s Six Nations squad

Head coach Nick Walshe insists it is all systems go for England Under-20s as they bid to defend their Six Nations ... [+]

England Under-20s begin title defence in France

England Under-20s will begin their pursuit of a fourth successive RBS 6 Nations title in France after the fixtures for the ... [+]

Williams sees benefits of Under-20s campaign

Scrum-half Rhodri Williams believes his performances for Wales Under-20s this summer are the driving force behind his early season form for ... [+]

Lineen relishing new Under-20s campaign

Scotland Under-20s head coach Sean Lineen is relishing the chance to cast his eye over the potential stars of tomorrow with ... [+]

Womens

Ireland rotate for crucial France clash

Ireland's clash with France is the pick of the final round of matches at the Women's Rugby World Cup tomorrow. [+]

Taylor: England must get better

England star Tamara Taylor believes the Red Roses are yet to hit their peak in the Women's Rugby World Cup, despite ... [+]

Tierney hails Ireland comeback ahead of France showdown

Ireland head coach Tom Tierney has described their Pool C showdown with France on Thursday as a cup final after they ... [+]

Two wins from two for Ireland, France and England at World Cup

Defending champions England continued their fine start to the Women's Rugby World Cup as they breezed past Six Nations rivals Italy ... [+]

England and Italy on collision course

England and Italy go head-to-head in the second round of matches at the Women's Rugby World Cup tomorrow. [+]

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