Rugby

Burgess set for England training

31 January 2015 8.49pm.

Sam Burgess is to spend two days with the England senior squad that is preparing for Friday's RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales.

Callard defends Burgess display

31 January 2015 1.02am.

England Saxons coach Jon Callard defended Sam Burgess after his disappointing representative union debut in the 18-9 victory over Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork.

Saxons overcome Burgess errors

30 January 2015 10.49pm.

Sam Burgess made a forgettable representative union debut as England Saxons ground out a worthy victory over the Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork.

  • McBryde dismisses Haskell comments

    30 January 2015 7.47pm.

    Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde has dismissed James Haskell's criticism that Warren Gatland's squad are training too hard before their RBS 6 Nations opener in Cardiff next Friday.

  • Wilson set for hearing

    30 January 2015 4.18pm.

    Scotland international Ryan Wilson faces a disciplinary hearing next week following his assault convictions.

  • No backing down for Burgess

    30 January 2015 10.02am.

    Sam Burgess has had "no second thoughts" on chasing his World Cup dream despite finding it difficult to let go of his rugby league past.

  • Parling to join Exeter

    30 January 2015 10.02am.

    England forward Geoff Parling will join Exeter in the summer on a two-year deal, the Aviva Premiership club have announced.

  • Wilson a fresh doubt for England

    30 January 2015 10.02am.

    David Wilson is battling a nerve problem in his neck that further dents England's injury-hit preparations for next weekend's RBS 6 Nations opener in Wales.

  • Departing DHSFP coach believes city rugby is “missing a trick”

    29 January 2015 11.50pm.

    Dundee HSFP coach Colin Robertson is leaving his club in good order, but believes they won’t thrive at the top level unless the whole rugby community in the city get their act together.

  • 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.

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