Rugby

9:21 AM GMT CAPE TOWN – South Africa international front rower Steven Kitshoff will miss at least the first month of Super Rugby after suffering a hamstring injury in preparation for this year’s competition. The injury, suffered in a warm-up game last week, has proven more severe than first anticipated, said Stormers coach Robbie Fleck
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Feb 11, 2019 Crusaders centre Jack Goodhue charges at the Hurricanes during their 2018 Super Rugby semifinal in Christchurch Martin Hunter/Getty Images The Super Rugby season is once again upon us, with a full round of fixtures set down for the opening weekend of competition from February 15. Here, we analyse the New Zealand conference and
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Feb 10, 2019 Michael Hooper of the NSW Waratahs Mark Evans/Getty Images The Super Rugby season is once again upon us, with a full round of fixtures set down for the opening weekend of competition from February 15. Here, we analyse the Australia conference and ESPN columnist Greg Growden offers his thoughts on each of the
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1:20 PM GMT Huw Jones is likely to miss the remainder of Scotland’s Six Nations campaign, the Scottish Rugby Union has confirmed. The Glasgow Warriors centre sustained knee ligament damage in Scotland’s second-round defeat to Ireland at Murrayfield on Saturday, and scan results suggest that Jones’ recovery time will likely extend beyond the end of
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4:29 AM GMT Brumbies coach Dan McKellar says it would be a risk to start incumbent Wallabies loosehead prop Scott Sio in their Super Rugby season opener. The 27-year-old has been overlooked for Friday night’s clash with Melbourne at GIO Stadium in favour of former Queensland captain James Slipper. Sio was Australian coach Michael Cheika’s
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3:18 PM GMT England prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations with an ankle ligament injury, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Tuesday. Vunipola was forced off during the second half of England’s win over France on Sunday and will now miss the final three rounds of
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12:21 PM GMT Leigh Halfpenny will return to the Wales squad to face England in the Six Nations, his club coach Wayne Pivac has confirmed. The Scarlets head coach revealed that fullback Halfpenny — who has been out of action since November due to a concussion — will return to training with Wales on Wednesday.
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10:25 AM GMT England Women will face the Barbarians at Twickenham for the first time on Jun. 2., the Rugby Football Union confirmed Tuesday. The match will take place before Eddie Jones’ side play against the men’s team for the Quilter Cup in a double header. “Connecting both the men’s and women’s Barbarians fixtures at
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