Rugby

19 May 2017

McCarthy Calls Time

Leinster have confirmed that forward Mike McCarthy has decided to retire from rugby with immediate effect. The 35-year-old joined Leinster in 2013 following previous spells with Connacht, Newcastle Falcons and ...
19 May 2017

Munster Duo Net New Deals But Six Exit

Munster duo Ian Keatley and Jaco Taute have penned new deals but Donnacha Ryan is among six who will be leaving this summer. With Munster preparing for Saturday's PRO12 clash ...
19 May 2017

Amor Urges Saints to Push on

St Helens prop Kyle Amor has urged his team-mates to kick on and use this weekend's Magic Weekend as motivation. The Saints were hoping to challenge for silverware this season ...

19 May 2017

Salford Make Transfer Moves

Salford have signed Ireland forward James Hasson from Parramatta Eels and allowed winger Justin Carney to join Hull Kingston Rovers. Salford head coach Ian Watson has moved quickly to cover ...

18 May 2017

Rovers Linked With Carney Deal

Hull Kingston Rovers are reportedly lining up a potential bid for Salford winger Justin Carney as they look to achieve promotion. The Rovers are currently top of the Kingstone Press ...

18 May 2017

Duo Handed Scotland Call

Gregor Townsend has called Rory Hughes and Greig Tonks into the Scotland squad for the summer tour. Scotland were left short following the withdrawal of Saracens winger Sean Matiland a ...
18 May 2017

Owens Blow for Scarlets

Ken Owens has been ruled out of Scarlets’ PRO12 play-off on Friday with an ankle problem, but should recover for the Lions tour. The 30-year-old was selected as one of ...
18 May 2017

Cas Star Keeps Calm

Castleford winger Greg Minikin insists his side are not getting carried away despite their fine form this season. The Tigers lead the way in the Super League, with 10 wins ...
18 May 2017

Chase Hoping for Fresh Start At Widnes

Rangi Chase says he holds no grudges against Castleford and hopes his form will improve with game-time at new club Widnes. The England international, who only came out of retirement ...
17 May 2017

Baxter Hails Exeter Belief

Rob Baxter says the confidence levels in his Exeter squad mean failing to win the Aviva Premiership would count as a disappointment. The Chiefs have enjoyed a magnificent rise in ...
17 May 2017

Hull Fc Boosted By Duo's Return

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford has said both Josh Griffin and Carlos Tuimavave are available for selection for Magic Weekend. The centres have both been included in Hull's squad ...
17 May 2017

Hetherington Praise for Barrow Fans

Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington has praised the traveling Barrow fans who made the journey to Headingley last Sunday. Hetherington has been left disappointed with the overall attendances in the ...
17 May 2017

Williams Focused Leinster Showdown

Scarlets centre Scott Williams says he is just focusing on beating Leinster on Friday after missing out on the British & Irish Lions. Williams was hoping to make the cut ...
17 May 2017

O'Connor - Youngs Is Willing to Play

Leicester captain Tom Youngs is looking to play in Saturday's Premiership semi-final against Wasps, according to coach Matt O'Connor. Youngs had endured a tough time of late, after his wife ...
16 May 2017

Red Rose Face Azzurri in 6N Opener

Six Nations champions England will travel to Italy for their opening game of the 2018 Championship. Tuesday saw the fixtures released for the next two years of the competition, and ...
16 May 2017

Triggs Confirms Retirement Plans

Leinster second-row Hayden Triggs has announced he will retire at the end of the season but he is still focused on helping the club. Triggs has decided to call time ...
16 May 2017

Schmidt Relishing Summer Tour

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named eight uncapped players as he looks forward to taking on the United States and Japan next month. Schmidt will be without 11 of his ...
16 May 2017

Rovers Chief Eyes Rhinos Upset

Featherstone head coach Davide Longo says they will not be going to face the Rhinos to make up the Challenge Cup numbers. Longo’s Rovers side are enjoying a fruitful season ...
16 May 2017

Wolves Ace Targets Wigan Win

Warrington forward Benjamin Jullien is calling for a big week of training ahead of the Betfred Super League clash with Wigan. Tony Smith's Wolves take on the Warriors at St ...
15 May 2017

Chase Joins Tigers

Castleford have severed their ties with half-back Rangi Chase, who has joined Super League rivals Widnes. Chase's time with the Tigers has been shrouded in controversy, and after being the ...
15 May 2017

Cronin a Doubt for Pro12 Semi

Hooker Sean Cronin is a major doubt for Leinster's Pro12 semi-final against the Scarlets at the RDS on Friday. The 59-cap Ireland international suffered a neck injury in the Champions ...
15 May 2017

Smith Praise for Wolves Ace

Warrington coach Tony Smith was full of praise for half-back Kevin Brown after he overcame fans abuse to beat Widnes. The Wolves overcame the Vikings in the Challenge Cup to ...
15 May 2017

McDermott Warns Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott was happy to see his side move into the Challenge Cup last eight but admitted they need to improve. The Rhinos overcame League 1 hopefuls ...
15 May 2017

Gatland Guarded on Lions Replacements

British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says he will not publish his list of standby players in order to keep his options open. The New Zealander has made one ...
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