24 May 2013 10:15
WELLINGTON - New Zealand's second highest-capped lock Ali Williams announced his retirement from international rugby on Friday.

The 32-year-old had played 77 tests for the world champion All Blacks in his 10-year international career. Ian Jones played 79 tests for the national side.
01 March 2013 09:25
LONDON - Former Wales flyhalf Stephen Jones will retire at the end of the season and join the coaching staff at English Premiership club Wasps.

The 35-year-old, who played a record 104 times for his country, joined Wasps last year and has played a major role in reviving the team's fortunes.......More
11 February 2013 09:46
PARIS - France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has hinted that flyhalf Frederic Michalak may be dropped when they visit England with a revamped team in their next Six Nations match.

France were beaten 16-6 at home by holders Wales on Saturday, a week after defeat in Italy, and are bottom of the......More
22 January 2013 08:58
LONDON - England have re-appointed Chris Robshaw as England captain ahead of the Six Nations tournament, the Rugby Football Union said in a statement on Monday.

Forward Robshaw, 26, captained Stuart Lancaster's England side to second in last year's tournament and also to a surprise win over......More
21 January 2013 09:28
LONDON - England called up flanker Matt Kvesic, lock Mouritz Botha and wing Ugo Monye to their Six Nations training squad on Sunday.

Kvesic has reported to the camp in Leeds, northern England, as cover for Tom Johnson who injured his knee playing for Exeter against Leinster in the Heineken Cup......More
24 December 2012 09:59
CANBERRA - Australia flanker David Pocock agreed a new three-year contract with the Wallabies on Friday which is expected to take him through to the 2015 World Cup.

The talented 24-year-old openside is considered one of the best poachers of the ball in world rugby and retaining his services......More
21 December 2012 08:54
GLASGOW - Australian Scott Johnson has been named Scotland's interim head coach for next year's Six Nations championship and the June tour of South Africa.

The 50-year-old takes over Andy Robinson whose three-year tenure ended last month following a poor run of results.

Johnson, a former......More
17 December 2012 09:29
DUBLIN - Tommy Bowe is a major fitness doubt for Ireland's RBS 6 Nations campaign this season.
The Ulster wing suffered what his province have described as "significant lateral ligament damage" to his right knee during Saturday night's Heineken Cup home defeat against Northampton.
Bowe was......More
20 November 2012 09:12
SYDNEY - If local media reports are to be believed, Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper's international rugby career was over on Tuesday, just four years and 38 matches after he emerged on the test stage with a decisive try on debut.

The 24-year-old was variously described as being set for a new......More
13 November 2012 09:04
GLASGOW - Scotland's players are optimistic of repeating their 2010 victory over South Africa in Saturday's EMC Test at Murrayfield.
The belief comes from scoring three tries in a 51-22 loss to world champions New Zealand on Sunday and a 21-17 win on the Springboks' most recent trip to Edinburgh,......More
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