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McDermott wants win for players

22 August 2014 4.01pm.

Leeds coach Brian McDermott will be aiming to help lift the weight of history from the shoulders of his ageing stars when he leads them out at Wembley on Saturday.

Sinfield ignores past demons

22 August 2014 7.46am.

Kevin Sinfield insists there will be no looking back when he enters Wembley on Friday afternoon for the first time since England's heartbreaking World Cup semi-final defeat there last November.

Braid heads to Glasgow

21 August 2014 8.01pm.

Glasgow have signed Canadian international back Connor Braid on an initial three-month contract.

  • Hunter suffers injury setback

    20 August 2014 5.01pm.

    Former Edinburgh stand-off Gregor Hunter has signed a training contract with Glasgow despite being ruled out for another nine months after his knee injury flared up again.

  • Powell wary of McGuire

    20 August 2014 3.01pm.

    Danny McGuire will have a chance to gain revenge on his old Leeds boss when he runs out for his fourth Challenge Cup final against Daryl Powell's Castleford on Saturday.

  • Jones explains Ospreys exit

    20 August 2014 10.46am.

    Wales prop Adam Jones has written an open letter to Ospreys supporters after signing for Cardiff Blues.

  • Yorkshire rivals set for cup battle

    20 August 2014 7.46am.

    The only certainty about Saturday's Tetley's Challenge Cup final is that, for the first time for nine years, the trophy will be heading to the east of the Pennines.

  • Jones excited by Blues challenge

    19 August 2014 5.01pm.

    Wales prop Adam Jones has hailed Cardiff Blues' "ambition and potential for the future" after being unveiled as their latest new signing.

  • Let's push things forward - Street

    18 August 2014 7.02pm.

    England's triumph at the Women's Rugby World Cup can prove the catalyst for a move into professionalism, according to head coach Gary Street.

  • McDermott reveals Rhinos team

    18 August 2014 7.02pm.

    Leeds coach Brian McDermott has broken with tradition by announcing his Challenge Cup final team at the start of Wembley week.

  • New Wasps deal for Haskell

    18 August 2014 1.02pm.

    England forward James Haskell has extended his contract with Wasps and will captain the side this season, the Aviva Premiership club have announced.

  • Comeback hard to believe - Grima

    18 August 2014 6.45am.

    London coach Joey Grima was overjoyed after seeing the Broncos finally claim their first victory of the Super League season with a stunning 40-36 comeback win over the Leeds Rhinos.

  • Mclean knows the value of Scarratt

    18 August 2014 6.45am.

    Captain Katy Mclean hailed matchwinner Emily Scarratt as "a phenomenal player" after England won the Women's World Cup with victory over Canada in Paris.

  • Cup delight for England

    17 August 2014 8.46pm.

    England won the Women's World Cup after centre Emily Scarratt inspired a 21-9 victory over Canada at Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris.

  • Broncos finally break victory duck

    17 August 2014 5.46pm.

    Joe Keyes ran in a hat-trick as the London Broncos earned a first win of the Super League campaign at the 24th time of asking with a stunning 40-36 victory over the Leeds Rhinos.

  • Mclean aims to emulate Wilkinson

    16 August 2014 3.45pm.

    Katy Mclean will hope to emulate one of her rugby heroes when England's women go for World Cup glory on Sunday.

  • Battling Wallabies deny All Blacks

    16 August 2014 2.46pm.

    Australia foiled New Zealand's bid to win a historic 18th consecutive Test as the Bledisloe Cup rivals played out a 12-12 stalemate at the ANZ Stadium.

  • Powell stands by Tigers selection

    16 August 2014 6.46am.

    Castleford coach Daryl Powell was disappointed with his team's 48-10 Super League defeat at Warrington but insisted there were no regrets over his decision to field a weakened team.

  • Wolves thrash weakened Tigers

    15 August 2014 10.46pm.

    Warrington took full advantage of Castleford's decision to field a weakened team to strengthen their bid for a top-two finish in the First Utility Super League.

  • Twelvetrees named Gloucester skipper

    15 August 2014 2.01pm.

    Gloucester have announced the appointment of England centre Billy Twelvetrees as their captain for the new season.

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