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Sinfield quits internationals

1 September 2014 9.02pm.

Leeds and England captain Kevin Sinfield has called time on his international career with immediate effect.

BT Caledonia Shield: Glenrothes build confidence

1 September 2014 9.41am.

Glenrothes’ preparations for the league campaign are on track after they produced an impressive performance in the BT Caledonia Shield to chalk up a 35-24 win away to Mackie Academy.

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London Scottish 19 Glasgow Warriors 38: Townsend says players will be ready for Pro12 kick-off

1 September 2014 9.39am.

Gregor Townsend shrugged off Glasgow Warriors’ second-half fade-out in their 38-19 victory over London Scottish at Richmond and insisted his troops won’t drop their guard when it really matters.

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  • BT Cup: Dundee ease through on day of heavy scoring

    1 September 2014 9.37am.

    There were no surprises in the BT Cup first round results on Saturday — only confirmation of the gap which now exists even between BT National Division 1 and Division 3.

  • Tigers go second with Bulls win

    31 August 2014 6.46pm.

    Castleford shrugged off fears of a Wembley hangover as they beat a resurgent Bradford 32-18 despite the best efforts of Lee Gaskell to move up to second in the First Utility Super League.

  • McDermott questions Moon red

    30 August 2014 8.46am.

    Leeds coach Brian McDermott questioned the dismissal of centre Joel Moon which proved decisive in his side's 13-12 defeat by St Helens.

  • Brave Leeds beaten by Saints

    29 August 2014 11.46pm.

    St Helens took advantage of the first-half dismissal of Leeds centre Joel Moon to earn a precious win that takes them a step closer to securing top spot in the First Utility Super League.

  • SRU chief Ian Rankin sees new dawn for club rugby

    29 August 2014 4.07pm.

    Just two years removed from when he was Scotland’s longest-serving club coach, Scottish Rugby Union president Ian Rankin still gets twitchy when he sees his old training gear.

  • Anderson takes positives from point

    29 August 2014 2.02pm.

    Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson believes his side's battling 24-24 draw with bogey club Warrington demonstrates their genuine Super League title ambitions.

  • Brough snatches draw for Giants

    28 August 2014 11.46pm.

    Huddersfield captain Danny Brough kicked a last-minute drop goal to snatch a draw against Warrington and end his side's 10-match losing run at the hands of the Wolves.

  • Mallinder backs fixture compromise

    28 August 2014 5.02pm.

    Global bosses could allow the Aviva Premiership to kick off during the knockout stages of Rugby World Cup 2015 in a bid to diffuse England's latest club-versus-country row.

  • IRB to become World Rugby

    28 August 2014 12.02pm.

    The International Rugby Board is to be renamed 'World Rugby' from November 19 in a move described by chairman Bernard Lapasset as a "mission statement".

  • Mallinder confident in Saints squad

    27 August 2014 2.01pm.

    Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder is confident Saints are well equipped for their Aviva Premiership title defence despite their lack of new signings over the summer.

  • Wane: Tautai Wigan's only recruit

    26 August 2014 5.01pm.

    Wakefield forward Taulima Tautai will be Wigan's only recruit for 2015, coach Shaun Wane has confirmed.

  • Robinson backs Yarde for England

    26 August 2014 2.01pm.

    Jason Robinson believes new Harlequins signing Marland Yarde is in the perfect position to win the "shootout" for a place on the wing for England at Rugby World Cup 2015.

  • Sexton poised for Leinster return

    25 August 2014 3.02pm.

    Johnny Sexton is expected to complete a four-year deal to return from France to former club Leinster at the end of the coming season.

  • England women set for pro era

    25 August 2014 11.46am.

    England's women rugby stars will be handed the chance to turn professional for the first time next month, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

  • Hall in a haze after final heroics

    24 August 2014 3.01pm.

    England winger Ryan Hall says he will need to watch a video of Saturday's Challenge Cup final to fully appreciate his match-winning performance.

  • 'Relief and elation' for Rhinos

    23 August 2014 9.46pm.

    Leeds can party like it is 1999 after lifting a 15-year weight from their shoulders by winning the Challenge Cup at Wembley.

  • Challenge Cup success for Rhinos

    23 August 2014 6.01pm.

    England's blockbusting winger Ryan Hall grabbed two sensational tries as Leeds finally ended their Challenge Cup final jinx.

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