England duo Brown and Robshaw ‘borderline’ for Italy game

Brown (left) and Robshaw (centre) featured in England’s last fixture against Samoa in November Flanker Chris Robshaw and full-back Mike Brown are doubts for England’s Six Nations opener against Italy. Robshaw, 31, has a back injury, while his Harlequins team-mate Brown, 32, is hampered by blurred vision, taking England’s injury list to 16 players. Head […]

Ospreys sack head coach Tandy

Steve Tandy (centre) with Ospreys backroom staff Gruff Rees and Allen Clarke Ospreys have parted company with head coach Steve Tandy after six years. Tandy, 38, replaced Sean Holley in February 2012 and led the Ospreys to the Pro12 title later that season, the only silverware of his reign. “This is not a decision that […]

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 […]