Rugby

Gatland wants more involved North

28 January 2015 11.32pm.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland believes George North should be exerting greater influence on matches and has warned the Northampton wing he is not guaranteed selection against England.

Cotter wary of rival Schmidt

28 January 2015 6.05pm.

Scotland boss Vern Cotter has admitted he is wary of protege and close friend Joe Schmidt catching him cold in the RBS 6 Nations.

Cueto: Right time to call it a day

28 January 2015 3.50pm.

Former England and British and Irish Lions winger Mark Cueto will be aiming to make the most of his "bonus year" after announcing his decision to bring his 14-year playing career to an end.

  • England hit by more injury troubles

    28 January 2015 2.07pm.

    England's preparations for their RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales have been thrown into disarray after a further four players were all but ruled out of the Millennium Stadium showdown.

  • Robshaw targets winning start

    28 January 2015 2.07pm.

    England captain Chris Robshaw believes a winning start against Wales will be key if the Red Rose want to be crowned RBS 6 Nations champions this year.

  • Wilson suspended after conviction

    28 January 2015 2.05pm.

    Ryan Wilson is awaiting news on his Glasgow and Scotland future after being convicted of two counts of assault.

  • Dundee High’s season remains on ice

    28 January 2015 9.00am.

    Dundee High School’s post New Year rugby layoff continued on Saturday when the home match against Glasgow Academy was frozen off and, with forecasts of a cold spell, prospects for games this weekend look slim.

  • Easter backs England depth

    28 January 2015 12.49am.

    Nick Easter insists England can still open their RBS 6 Nations campaign with victory over Wales despite a debilitating injury list.

  • Blake feels ready as Denton and Maitland out of opening Six Nations matches

    27 January 2015 11.15pm.

    Hugh Blake feels ready for international rugby already, and Vern Cotter may feel inclined to use him as new injuries disrupted Scotland’s pre-Six Nations training camp at Ravenscraig yesterday.

  • Farrell adds to England injury woes

    27 January 2015 4.53pm.

    England's preparations for the RBS 6 Nations continued to unravel on Tuesday with the news that Owen Farrell will miss the entire Championship because of a knee injury.

  • Blake buoyed by Scotland call

    27 January 2015 4.02pm.

    New Scotland call-up Hugh Blake has pleaded for the chance to show he is worthy of a Dark Blue jersey.

  • Beattie flies back into the Scotland fold

    26 January 2015 11.27pm.

    Just four days after contemplating his omission from the Scotland squad for the Six Nations, Johnnie Beattie was cadging a lift from Richie Gray to Toulouse airport to get back to Scotland.

  • Street leaves England role

    26 January 2015 7.52pm.

    World Cup-winning head coach Gary Street has left his post in charge of the England Women's side by mutual consent, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

  • SFA offered Murrayfield option

    26 January 2015 6.48pm.

    The Scottish Rugby Union say it is ready to open the doors of BT Murrayfield to its footballing counterparts if it decides to quit Hampden.

  • Dodson defends Blake call-up

    26 January 2015 6.48pm.

    Scottish Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson has defended Vern Cotter's decision to include Hugh Blake in his RBS 6 Nations squad.

  • Barritt, Burrell doubts for England

    26 January 2015 8.50am.

    Brad Barritt and Luther Burrell are England's latest injury concerns, handing boss Stuart Lancaster a serious shortage at centre ahead of next weekend's Six Nations opener in Cardiff.

  • Fears for Farrell over knee injury

    26 January 2015 12.02am.

    Owen Farrell gave Stuart Lancaster an injury scare on the eve of England's RBS 6 Nations get together as he hobbled off in the first half of Saracens' defeat to Clermont Auvergne.

  • Ford hails 'great achievement'

    26 January 2015 12.01am.

    Bath boss Mike Ford was relieved that his team "found a way to win" after they beat Glasgow and clinched a place in this season's European Champions Cup quarter-finals.

  • Bath 20 Glasgow 15: Warriors edged by Bath power in epic battle

    25 January 2015 11.39pm.

    Glasgow Warriors played all the rugby to leave head coach Gregor Townsend “really proud” but left the Recreation Ground in Bath with nothing but respect as they fell short in the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final bid.

  • English clubs handed away quarters

    25 January 2015 7.48pm.

    Four English clubs have booked places in this season's European Champions Cup quarter-finals - but all of them will be away from home.

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