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  • The greatest Lions: Gordon Brown
    In a series building up to the 2017 tour to New Zealand, we remember some of the greatest players to ever wear the Lions jersey.
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 17, 7:45pm -
  • Mitchell takes over Bulls reins
    The Bulls have confirmed that decorated international coach John Mitchell has been appointed as their new Executive of Rugby.
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 17, 7:04pm -
  • ‘I wasn’t sure I would lead England again’ – Robshaw
    England flanker Chris Robshaw admitted that he was unsure if he would captain his country again after their early exit at the 2015 RWC.
    - 13 hours ago 25 May 17, 5:59pm -
  • Farrell underlines importance of Lions defence
    Defence will form a “a massive part” of the British and Irish Lions’ game when they take on the All Blacks in New Zealand next month.
    - 14 hours ago 25 May 17, 5:38pm -
  • Gray makes NFL switch
    Former England Sevens player Alex Gray has become the first English rugby union professional to leave the sport for American Football.
    - 16 hours ago 25 May 17, 3:25pm -
  • Coleman back at 10 for Stormers
    Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck has made some key changes to his back-line to face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
    - 17 hours ago 25 May 17, 2:35pm -
  • Coetzee expects physical French side
    Springbok coach Allister Coetzee believes the French side will be one of the biggest to ever visit South Africa ahead of the three-match series.
    - 17 hours ago 25 May 17, 2:06pm -
  • Goode, Armitage to face England
    England’s Alex Goode and Steffon Armitage are in the Barbarians starting line-up facing their national side at Twickenham on Sunday.
    - 18 hours ago 25 May 17, 1:48pm -
  • Preview: Northampton v Stade Français
    Northampton Saints have named their line-up for Friday’s Champions Cup qualifying final against Stade Français at Franklin’s Gardens.
    - 18 hours ago 25 May 17, 1:03pm -
  • Ben Smith sets sights on Samoa Test
    All Blacks fullback Ben Smith has been quick to quash any suggestion that he might opt to play for the Highlanders against the British & Irish Lions ahead of the All Blacks warm-up Test against Samoa…
    - 4 mins ago 26 May 17, 7:24am -
  • Highlanders aware of Waratahs threat
    Attempting to make a late recovery from what has been a tough Investec Super Rugby season, the Waratahs have named an unchanged side for their Saturday night game with the Highlanders in Dunedin.…
    - 10 hours ago 25 May 17, 9:15pm -
  • Blues last chance for impact at home
    Making their last appearance at Eden Park in their 2017 campaign, the Blues are conscious of their 0-11 run against the Chiefs. Read More…
    - 1 day ago 24 May 17, 9:26pm -
  • Francis keen to make most of Chiefs derby
    Blues first five-eighths Piers Francis could have been excused had he seen his rugby life flashing before his eyes when struck the blow that forced him from the field in Cape Town last week.…
    - 1 day ago 24 May 17, 9:26pm -
  • Highlanders welcome key players back
    Still in the midst of their best run of wins in Investec Super Rugby, the Highlanders would dearly love to add the Waratahs to their credits when they meet in Dunedin on Saturday.…
    - 2 days ago 23 May 17, 9:51pm -
  • Early efforts pay off for Crusaders
    Leaving no stone unturned in pre-season preparation for Investec Super Rugby has paid significant dividends for the Crusaders in their campaign this year.…
    - 2 days ago 23 May 17, 9:51pm -
  • All Blacks Captain Kieran Read inks deal through to 2019
    All Blacks Captain Kieran Read headed back to school today for a special event, with the inspirational loose forward announcing he has signed a new two-year contract with New Zealand Rugby and the BNZ…
    - 2 days ago 23 May 17, 9:13pm -
  • Chiefs have plenty to play for against the Blues
    As if a Chiefs-Blues encounter ever needed an extra edge - but that is what Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is expecting at Eden Park on Friday. Read More…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 17, 10:17pm -
  • Super Rugby Review: Round 13
    Front-runners consolidated their positions ahead of qualifying for the Investec Super Rugby play-offs in Round 13 action over the weekend. Read More…
    - 5 days ago 21 May 17, 8:37am -
  • A closer look at the 2019 World Cup draw
    The British and Irish Lions are touring New Zealand in the coming months, which will take centre stage in the world of rugby union. However, heads will begin to look to Japan and the 2019 World Cup, particularly after the pool stage draw was made.Th…
    - 10 days ago 16 May 17, 4:43am -
  • Wallabies get favourable World Cup draw
    The 2019 World Cup draw has been released and the Wallabies have a dream draw.The post Wallabies get favourable World Cup draw appeared first on Zero Scrum.
    - 15 days ago 11 May 17, 12:28am -
  • Rebels call on ARU to make decision on Super Rugby cull
    Rebels want call on future now.The post Rebels call on ARU to make decision on Super Rugby cull appeared first on Zero Scrum.
    - 23 days ago 3 May 17, 5:33am -
  • Tahs’ stay at home despite A-League concerns
    The Waratahs will not move their Super Rugby match this Saturday night to accommodate the A-League Grand Final.The post Tahs’ stay at home despite A-League concerns appeared first on Zero Scrum.
    - 23 days ago 3 May 17, 12:05am -
  • All Black announces retirement due to concussion
    All Black and former Hurricane James Broadhurst has hang up the boots due to concussion.The post All Black announces retirement due to concussion appeared first on Zero Scrum.
    - 28 days ago 28 Apr 17, 1:45am -
  • 71-Test veteran calls time on career
    Drew Mitchell will hang up the boots at the end of the French Top 14 season.The post 71-Test veteran calls time on career appeared first on Zero Scrum.
    - 37 days ago 19 Apr 17, 2:09am -
  • Rebels or Force to be cut from Super Rugby
    The Western Force or Melbourne Rebels will be cut from Super Rugby.The post Rebels or Force to be cut from Super Rugby appeared first on Zero Scrum.
    - 46 days ago 10 Apr 17, 5:43am -
  • Melbourne Rebels’ road to respectability starts with sacking Tony McGahan
    Are the Melbourne Rebels going backwards?The post Melbourne Rebels’ road to respectability starts with sacking Tony McGahan appeared first on Zero Scrum.
    - 53 days ago 3 Apr 17, 1:39am -
  • Western Force reportedly set to be axed
    Western Force reportedly set to be axed from Super Rugby.The post Western Force reportedly set to be axed appeared first on Zero Scrum.
    - 59 days ago 28 Mar 17, 12:48am -
  • Four Wallaby bolters who could be Cheika’s ‘Peter Who?’
    As Wallaby Coach Michael Cheika and his cohorts finalise the Wallaby squad for the upcoming Tests matches against the Fijians, Italians and Scots, I think all Wallaby fans near and far also put pen-to-paper with their mates. They need to nut out who…
    - 15 hours ago 25 May 17, 4:55pm -
  • ARU crisis: A whistleblower speaks
    It’s no secret that die-hard Australian rugby supporters are at sixes and sevens over the Australian rugby union’s handling of the game here in Australia. The arm chair spectators who once enjoyed the successful expressive, running rugby game, ar…
    - 15 hours ago 25 May 17, 4:45pm -
  • Increased security for Barbarians fixture
    Eddie Jones will allay any security fears among England’s players and families by mapping out any heightened measures for Sunday’s Barbarians clash at Twickenham. The terror threat level has been raised to critical in the wake of last weekend’s…
    - 17 hours ago 25 May 17, 2:07pm -
  • Back row choices for Wallaby coach Cheika
    Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has revealed a cluster of emerging players and one familiar face are on his radar in the battle for back-row spots in his first squad of the season. A squad of around 33 will be named next Tuesday for the June home Test…
    - 17 hours ago 25 May 17, 2:03pm -
  • Defence key for Lions against All Blacks
    Andy Farrell accepts that defence will be “a massive part” of the British and Irish Lions’ game as they prepare to tackle world champions New Zealand. Lions assistant coach Farrell, who helped plot Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks in Chi…
    - 17 hours ago 25 May 17, 2:02pm -
  • Hardwick keen to further Wallabies case
    He was just six years old when George Smith began his illustrious rugby career and 14 when Scott Higginbotham pulled on a Queensland jersey for the first time. Now, back-rower Richard Hardwick is plotting to bring both of them down – not only for t…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 5:56am -
  • Super Rugby Round 14: The week before the fun starts
    We need to really let Round 14 soak in, gang, because it will be the last pure and simple round of Super Rugby for a little while before the June recess starts getting crazy to accommodate the British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand. Although, st…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 6:04pm -
  • Evolution, tribalism and the NRC
    The success of Super Rugby depends on (1) evolution and (2) tribalism. In New Zealand you have a number of provinces playing in the NPC. You have teams from Otago, Canterbury, Auckland, Wellington and Waikato, among others. Those first five provinces…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 4:04pm -
  • Vale the ARU – and SANZAAR
    And so in Australia the twin power-drunk dogs (ARU and SANZAAR) are being dragged along, bumping up and down behind an old ute looking to replace its drive train with something better. The problem is that the driver doesn’t realise it is not the dr…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 4:04pm -
  • Hansen likely to retire in 2019
    New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen says he is likely to call time on his coaching career after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
    - 4 mins ago 26 May 17, 7:24am -
  • Jones: Robshaw a very good six
    Eddie Jones has admitted Chris Robshaw forced him to rethink the former captain's importance to his England side.
    - 9 hours ago 25 May 17, 10:25pm -
  • Lions 'will cope without Billy'
    George Kruis says the Lions can handle the loss of his Saracens team-mate Billy Vunipola ahead of their New Zealand tour.
    - 14 hours ago 25 May 17, 5:14pm -
  • Quins' Talei retires from rugby
    Harlequins forward Netani Talei has announced his retirement from rugby following medical advice.
    - 16 hours ago 25 May 17, 3:49pm -
  • Farrell puts focus on defence
    Andy Farrell expects defence to be "a massive part" of the British and Irish Lions' game as they prepare to tackle New Zealand.
    - 17 hours ago 25 May 17, 2:54pm -
  • 'Youngsters must back themselves'
    Eddie Jones wants his young England side to back themselves when they take on the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday.
    - 17 hours ago 25 May 17, 2:12pm -
  • Sevens star Gray off to NFL
    Former England Sevens player Alex Gray is one of four players to benefit from the NFL's new International Player Pathway programme.
    - 18 hours ago 25 May 17, 1:04pm -
  • Sky Live: Saints v Stade Fr
    Northampton Saints have made just one change as they prepare to face Stade Francais for a place in Champions Cup.
    - 18 hours ago 25 May 17, 1:04pm -
  • Goode to face England
    England's Alex Goode and Steffon Armitage are in the Barbarians starting line-up facing their national side at Twickenham on Sunday.
    - 18 hours ago 25 May 17, 1:04pm -
  • Chase hopes to inspire Vikings
    Rangi Chase believes he can help inspire a Widnes revival in Super League.
    - 7 hours ago 26 May 17, 12:18am -
  • Pryce calls time on career
    Leon Pryce, one of the most decorated players of the Super League era, has announced his retirement at the age of 35.
    - 11 hours ago 25 May 17, 8:03pm -
  • Walker leaves Saints for Trinity
    Adam Walker has left St Helens to join Wakefield on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
    - 11 hours ago 25 May 17, 8:03pm -
  • Rugby league betting tips
    Super League winner Ian Millward previews the latest round of Super League action, including five games on Friday night.
    - 14 hours ago 25 May 17, 5:45pm -
  • Shenton focused on Tigers
    Castleford captain Michael Shenton insists he is not thinking about the World Cup despite being at the top of his game.
    - 16 hours ago 25 May 17, 3:13pm -
  • Owens joins Eagles on loan
    Jack Owens has played his last match for St Helens after moving on loan to Sheffield Eagles.
    - 20 hours ago 25 May 17, 11:09am -
  • Saints sign NRL star Barba
    St Helens have beaten Super League rivals Warrington to the signature of NRL Grand Final winner Ben Barba.
    - 21 hours ago 25 May 17, 10:29am -
  • Super League lowdown
    Team news, statistics, kick-off times, TV coverage details & odds ahead of the weekend's action in the Super League.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 12:28am -
  • Salford waive admission charges
    Salford are to waive admission prices for their next match in return for donations to the appeal fund set up for victims of the Manchester bomb atrocity.
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 6:14pm -