Gruff Rees embarks on Italian sojourn

Wales Under 18 head coach and WRU Performance Skills Coach (Ospreys region) Gruff Rees has agreed to join Italian Super Club Aironi Rugby on a one-year secondment from the Welsh…

Thomas Waldrom and Manu Tuilagi win top awards

Leicester Tigers did the double at the 13th annual RPA Computacenter Rugby Players’ Awards, scooping both the Computacenter Players’ Player of the Year Award and the Norman Broadbent Young Player…

Barbarians pick strong side to take on England

Italy’s Sergio Parisse will captain the Barbarians against England at Twickenham on Sunday. He leads a multi-national side that features Australia’s George Smith and Springbok Joe van Niekerk alongside him…

Fergus Thomson to miss World Cup

Fergus Thomson, the 27-year-old Glasgow Warriors hooker, will miss this autumn’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand through the recurrence of a shoulder problem, which required surgery. Eight-times capped Thomson,…

Connacht make Heineken Cup for the first time

Connacht Rugby will taste Heineken Cup action for the first time next season – courtesy of Leinster winning their second Heineken Cup crown with a sensational comeback that clinched a…

England Saxons to name Churchill squad on Monday

England Saxons will name the squad to defend their Churchill Cup title in next month’s games at Northampton, Gloucester and Worcester on Monday, May 30. The Saxons face the USA…

2010/11 Scottish Rugby Club Award winners

The Scottish Rugby Club awards took place tonight (Friday, 20 May) The evening celebrates the achievements of both teams and individuals in Scottish rugby and provides a perfect way to…