Six Nations 2018: Wales suffer Rhys Priestland blow

Rhys Priestland’s last cap – his 50th – came for Wales against New Zealand in November, 2017 Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland will miss most of Wales’ 2018 Six Nations campaign because of a hamstring injury. The 31-year-old limped off early on in Bath’s European Champions Cup defeat by Scarlets on Friday, 12 January. Wales say […]

England boss Jones extends contract until 2021

The RFU has started succession planning for when Jones leaves the role England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a two-year contract extension to stay in the role until 2021. The 57-year-old Australian’s previous deal ran until the the end of the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year. Jones has won 22 of his […]

Bastareaud could face disciplinary action over ‘homophobic comment’

Mathieu Bastareaud has won 42 caps for France Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud could face disciplinary action after television footage appeared to show him making a homophobic comment during a European Champions Cup victory over Benetton. European Professional Club Rugby said its citing commissioner is looking into the incident, which occurred in the final minute of Sunday’s […]

Ulster beat La Rochelle to go top of table

Nick Timoney dives over the line to score Ulster’s third and final try European Champions Cup Pool 1 Ulster (10) 20 Tries: Best, Stockdale, Timoney Con: Cooney Pen: Cooney La Rochelle (6) 13 Try: Bales Con: Bales Pens: Bales 2 Ulster have swept to the top of Pool One in the European Champions Cup after […]