England must judge Cipriani on the field, says Gloucester coach Ackermann

Danny Cipriani helped England win June’s third Test in South Africa England should judge Danny Cipriani on his performances on the field and “move on” from the incident in Jersey, says Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann. After a five-hour hearing on Wednesday, the Rugby Football Union opted not to sanction the fly-half beyond the £2,000 […]

McFarland cleared to take up Ulster job on Monday

Dan McFarland has been Scotland forwards coach since 2017 Dan McFarland will take up his role as Ulster head coach on Monday after the Irish Rugby Football Union secured his early release from Scottish Rugby. The unions have reached an agreement to allow the Englishman to leave his post as Scotland forwards coach before the […]

Cipriani charged with improper conduct by RFU

Danny Cipriani, who has won 16 caps for England, joined Gloucester from Premiership rivals Wasps in May 2018 England’s Danny Cipriani has been charged with “conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game” by the Rugby Football Union after an incident in a Jersey nightclub. Gloucester fly-half Cipriani, 30, was fined on Thursday after pleading […]

Scotland prop Dickinson ends playing career

Dickinson made his Edinburgh debut in 2004 and rejoined the Pro14 club in 2013 Edinburgh and Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson has ended his playing career to take up a coaching position with the Scottish Rugby Academy. The loosehead, 34, won the last of his 58 Scotland caps in Japan in 2016. After hamstring and shoulder […]