Noah Cato signs for Northampton

Northampton have moved quickly to strengthen their wing resources by signing Noah Cato from Saracens for the start of next season. Cato told the club’s website: “Northampton is one of…

Rugby’s global participation up 19%

Rugby has experienced a big increase in participation since the last Rugby World Cup, driven in large part by strong growth from emerging markets, according to research commissioned by MasterCard…

Verdicts on Marler, Ayerza and Briggs

Joe Marler of Harlequins and Marcos Ayerza of Leicester both banned for two weeks after their fight in the Harlequins v Leicester match on Saturday. Both can play again on…

Hodgson was injured playing against Melbourne Rebels in a Super Rugby fixture

Tough Emirates Western Force loose forward Matt Hodgson has escaped the need for surgery after injuring his left shoulder in the club’s match against the Rebels on Saturday night but…

Errors prove costly for Exeter

Disappointed Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter blamed his side for making a series of “dumb” errors as they slipped to a 27-22 defeat against Leeds Carnegie in the Aviva…