John Steele leaves the RFU

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) Board of Directors can confirm that John Steele has left the Union with immediate effect. Current RFU chairman and now acting Chief Executive Martyn Thomas…

Wales Under 20 head coach Richard Webster has named his side to take on Argentina in their opening IRB Junior World Championship game, in Padua on Friday (17.10 UK time).…

Australian Rugby Union managing director and chief executive John O’Neill and Qantas Wallabies coach Robbie Deans have today both paid tribute to the contribution to the game made by Al…

Joe Ford signs for Leeds

Leeds Carnegie have announced the signing of fly half Joe Ford, 21, on a two year contract from Heineken Cup finalists Northampton Saints. Ford returns to Headingley Carnegie after a…

Wales Under-20s head for World Cup

The Wales Under 20 squad left for Italy today with head coach Richard Webster confident his side will meet the challenges of a tough 2011 IRB Junior World Championship campaign.…

Gavin Henson

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor GAVIN HENSON made his long-awaited return to Test rugby against the Barbarians on Saturday afternoon. He’d been out of the international arena for…

England Counties win in Madrid

ENGLAND Counties launched their three-match tour to Spain with an eight-try demolition of a Madrid XV, their 53-24 success containing some quality moments laced with the inevitable disjointed moments which…

Wales name 45-man World Cup squad

Warren Gatland and his fellow selectors have named the 45-man preliminary Rugby World Cup training squad from which 30 players will be chosen to mount Wales’ tournament challenge in New…

Mike Phillips offered switch to rugby league

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips who is clubless after leaving the Ospreys has been offered a rugby lifeline by Gareth Thomas’ rugby league side, The Crusaders. With the salary cap in…