Rugby

Leinster maintain momentum

31 October 2014 11.01pm.

Leinster made it four straight wins in all competitions with a bonus point success against injury-hit Edinburgh at the RDS.

Treviso denied a point at the end

31 October 2014 11.01pm.

Nikola Matawalu scored the only try of the match as in-form Glasgow claimed a hard-fought 17-9 Guinness PRO12 victory over Treviso.

Strong end boosts Scotland hopes

31 October 2014 11.01pm.

Scotland produced a rousing finish to their European Championship campaign to keep alive their hopes of securing a place in the 2016 Four Nations Series.

  • Glasgow 17 Treviso 9: Warriors toil but record another win

    31 October 2014 9.30pm.

    A much-changed Glasgow gave their most disjointed performance of the season but Peter Horne’s four penalties and a man of the match return from British Lion Ryan Grant produced the Guinness PRO12 victory over Treviso at Scotstoun last night.

  • RWC too soon for Burgess - Corry

    31 October 2014 4.02pm.

    Former England captain Martin Corry doubts Sam Burgess has enough time to prove himself worthy of a place in Stuart Lancaster's World Cup squad.

  • Kellock putting Barbarians first

    31 October 2014 2.01pm.

    Alastair Kellock has refused to "muddy the waters" of captaining the Barbarians by hankering for a Scotland recall.

  • Local rugby: Dundee must produce the goods for trip to Inverleith

    31 October 2014 9.14am.

    Last week was a sobering one for the Midlands’ two leading rugby clubs seeking promotion in the National Leagues.

  • Scotland coach allows quartet to return for PRO12 ties

    31 October 2014 9.11am.

    Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has released just four players from the Scotland Autumn Tests squad back to their pro teams for this weekend’s round of Guinness PRO12 matches as he keeps his cards close to his chest on selection for next week’s opening Viagogo Autumn Test against Argentina.

  • Dundee HSFP skipper Brown ‘over the moon’ after Baa-baas invitation

    31 October 2014 8.58am.

    Dundee HSFP skipper Alan Brown has been honoured with selection to play for the famous Barbarians in the annual match against the Armed Forces select next month.

  • Townsend wary of Treviso threat

    30 October 2014 7.01pm.

    Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend hopes to see his side's impressive European form continue in the Guinness Pro12.

  • Edinburgh decimated by injuries

    30 October 2014 7.01pm.

    Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons admits he has never seen an injury list like the one currently hanging in the BT Murrayfield physio room.

  • Burgess relishing union challenge

    30 October 2014 2.02pm.

    Sam Burgess has revealed that his high-profile, six-figure switch of rugby codes was based on "the challenge" that will await him - and not next year's World Cup in England.

  • Smith upbeat over fitness

    30 October 2014 1.01pm.

    England scrum-half Matty Smith insists he will be fully fit for Sunday's Four Nations clash with Australia and says his Wigan skipper Sean O'Loughlin is confident of lining up alongside him.

  • Bravehearts on verge of history

    30 October 2014 12.01pm.

    Discarded by England in the prime of his career, Danny Brough will get the chance to play against them if he can lead Scotland to victory over France in their final match of the 2014 European Championship in Galashiels on Friday night.

  • Scotland boss is leaving options open

    30 October 2014 8.54am.

    Scotland will name a replacement captain for the injured Grant Gilchrist on a match-by-match basis for the viagogo Autumn Tests as head coach Vern Cotter admits he wants to see “who is going to be standing”.

  • Barbarians offer a World Cup chance

    29 October 2014 6.01pm.

    Alastair Kellock and Colin Slade will lead a Barbarians side full of shunned stars auditioning for Rugby World Cup 2015 reprieves, according to John Kirwan.

  • Offiah likes England chances

    29 October 2014 1.17pm.

    Former Great Britain winger Martin Offiah believes Australia are "there for the taking" as England prepare to deliver the knockout punch in the Four Nations Series.

  • Watkins signs new Leeds deal

    29 October 2014 9.01am.

    England centre Kallum Watkins has signed a new five year deal with Leeds, the Super League club have announced.

  • No radical changes for Lancaster

    28 October 2014 2.01pm.

    Head coach Stuart Lancaster insists there will be no radical alterations to England's approach in the autumn Tests despite the presence of innovative attack coach Brian Ashton at the squad's preparation camp this week.

  • James set for Ospreys return

    28 October 2014 9.46am.

    Wales international prop Paul James will rejoin the Ospreys next season from Aviva Premiership club Bath.

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