Robshaw unveiled as England captain
31 January 2012 09:08
LONDON - Chris Robshaw has been unveiled by head coach Stuart Lancaster as England captain for Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield.
The 25-year-old Harlequins skipper will lead England in their RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland, despite having only been capped once by his...
Meyer approached about Springboks job
26 January 2012 09:29
PRETORIA - Heyneke Meyer has been approached by the South African Rugby Union about becoming the new Springboks coach.
However, Meyer's current employers, the Blue Bulls, have reiterated that they have no plans to release their 44-year-old director of rugby from his four-year contract.
Time is now for Scots
25 January 2012 09:01
GLASGOW - Andy Robinson insisted the time has come for Scotland to deliver on their RBS 6 Nations potential - and he backed new captain Ross Ford to "lead from the front".
Robinson turned to Ford after it was confirmed his first-choice skipper, the Saracens flanker Kelly Brown, requires knee...
England calling for Narraway
23 January 2012 09:31
LONDON - Gloucester flanker Luke Narraway will join England's pre-RBS 6 Nations training camp in Leeds today as injury cover for Tom Wood.
Narraway has been moved up from the England Saxons squad to join the training camp because Northampton's Wood has a foot injury.
Louis Deacon is...
Wood disappointed after injury
20 January 2012 09:13
LONDON - Tom Wood has expressed his disappointment at being ruled out of England's first two RBS 6 Nations fixtures with a toe injury.
The Northampton flanker will miss England's games against Scotland and Italy after being told he needs to wear a protective boot on his left foot for the...
RFU to ponder review changes
18 January 2012 09:01
LONDON - Rob Andrew has revealed the Rugby Football Union are considering changes to their tournament review process following the damage inflicted by the leaked reports into England's failed World Cup campaign.
Damning excerpts from reviews compiled by the RFU, Premiership Rugby and the...
GMB angered by breakaway group
17 January 2012 09:24
LONDON - A row has broken out over which body should represent the interests of Super League players.
A Super League Players Association, called 1eague3, involving England captain Jamie Peacock and chaired by St Helens forward Jon Wilkin, will be officially launched in Manchester next...
Scotland not giving up
13 January 2012 09:18
GLASGOW - Scotland are refusing to admit defeat in their efforts to include Steven Shingler in their RBS 6 Nations squad, despite the International Rugby Board advising that the player is only eligible to play for Wales.
The Scottish and Welsh rugby unions had asked the IRB to review...
Farrell primed for England
12 January 2012 10:06
LONDON - Owen Farrell has completed a remarkable rise from a loan spell with Bedford Blues to the England squad in the space of just 14 months - now he is determined to top it off by playing in the RBS 6 Nations.
The Saracens playmaker is one of nine uncapped players included in new-look...
Lancaster to ring changes
11 January 2012 10:19
LONDON - Stuart Lancaster will oversee a radical change in direction for English rugby on Wednesday when he announces a new-look squad for the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations.
England's interim head coach has the power to replace over half of the players who failed so dismally at the World Cup and...
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