Farrell ‘wouldn’t like to face England’s backline’ – see team to play Italy

Joe Cokanasiga will make his first Six Nations start against Italy Six Nations: England v Italy Venue: Twickenham, London Date: Saturday, 9 March Kick-off: 16:45 GMT Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary online. England captain Owen Farrell says he would not like […]

‘Zero doubt’ clubs breach salary cap

Ryan Walkinshaw took over at Kingsholm following the death of his father Tom in 2010 Former Gloucester owner Ryan Walkinshaw claims owners of rival Premiership clubs admitted to him that they had broken Premiership salary cap rules. Premiership Rugby are investigating allegations in the Daily Mail that questioned whether champions Saracens complied with the rules. […]

All Blacks captain Read to retire after World Cup

Read holds the record, with 19, for the most consecutive victories as an international captain New Zealand captain Kieran Read will retire from international rugby union after this year’s World Cup in Japan. The 33-year-old has 118 caps for the All Blacks, including just 14 defeats, and has helped his country win the World Cup […]

World Rugby plans harmful to player welfare – Farrell & Sexton

Owen Farrell and his England team could face more competitive matches each year if World Rugby plans are approved World Rugby’s proposals to revamp the game are harmful to player welfare, say some of the world’s leading players, including England captain Owen Farrell. The sport’s international governing body wants to introduce a 12-team World League […]