UK Rugby Union

Answering 'That' Question...

Emma Thurston | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

There are rarely any dull moments; huge collisions, eye-watering feat, fierce rivalries and deft skills means that if you switch off for a second during a match you'll miss something... Rugby is a physically dangerous sport, on a weekly and even daily basis players put their bodies and indeed lives on the line.

Why the England Rugby Team Needs a Twitter-Free Week

Deborah Lee | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Lee

It does occur to me that maybe, just maybe taking to the social media airwaves in the lead up to any big bruising encounter isn't perhaps the best preparation they could get involved with, given that not everyone has positive things to say all the time.

England V France - Six Of The Best

The Huffington Post UK | Ed Tew | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Sport

It might not be St. Crispin’s day for another nine months but the old enemies will line up once again on Saturday evening as England take on France ...

Six Nations 2014: Joe Launchbury Confident Ahead Of Opening Clash With France

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Sport

Joe Launchbury is confident England can dismiss any concerns following their humiliating defeat in Cardiff in last year’s 6 Nations Championship. ...

Rugby: Is The Heineken Cup Really Without a Future?

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

The trajectory of the negotiations that started over a year ago to agree a new accord beyond the current season, is a tale of brinkmanship resulting from the abandonment of meaningful cooperation and a refusal to even contemplate change. Myopia is the common theme here and no group is blameless in this episode.

Why England Shouldn't Pick Euro-Chasers (Rugby)

Windsor Roberts | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Sport
Windsor Roberts

England are right to exclude overseas-based players from the national team. It's no secret that the giants of the French Top 14 are prepared to splash some serious cash to snap up top players. Racing Metro and Toulon in particular let their chequebooks do the talking over the close season; the Parisian giants snapped up the likes of Dan Lydiate, Jamie Roberts and Jonny Sexton, while their south coast rivals added South Africa legend Bryan Habana and others to their already star-studded squad.

O'Driscoll's Curtain Call

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Sport

The curtain came down on Ireland star Brian O'Driscoll's British and Irish Lions before the final act on Wednesday, when coach Warren Gatland omitted ...

Warburton's Out But Roberts Could Be Back For Lions Decider

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Sport

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has been ruled out of Saturday's Test series decider against Australia in Sydney. The Wales flanker s...

Lions Thrash Melbourne Rebels 35-0 (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Sport

The British and Irish Lions prepared for their second Test against Australia with a comfortable 35-0 victory over Melbourne Rebels. Conor Murray, S...

Wallabies Slip Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Sport

The British and Irish Lions narrowly defeated Australia 23-21 after Kurtley Beale missed a last-minute penalty in an absorbing first Test match in Bri...

Jimmy Anderson Goes Scottish For The Lions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Sport

James Anderson relishes duelling with the odd Aussie, and the England bowler has urged the British and Irish Lions to "kill" Australia in Saturday's f...

The Spirit Of South Africa

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Sport

Sir Ian McGeechan presented British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton with the match jerseys for Saturday's first Test against Australia in an "in...

Corbisiero Surprise Starter For Lions' First Test (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Sport

England prop Alex Corbisiero was the surprise inclusion in the British and Irish Lions team named for Saturday's opening Test against Australia. Ma...

Lions Demolish Combined Country - (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Sport

The British and Irish Lions demolished Combined Country 64-0 in Newcastle to maintain their 100% record. Alex Cuthbert opened the scoring in only t...

Warburton Visits First Lions Captain's Grave

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Sport

Lions captain Sam Warburton, playing colleague Manu Tuilagi, Lions manager Andy Irvine, chairman Gerald Davies and chief executive John Feehan paid tr...

Warburton To Lead Lions For First Time Vs Reds

PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Sport

Sam Warburton will make his tour bow when he captains the British and Irish Lions against Queensland Reds on Saturday. Flanker Warburton, who misse...

Lions Crush Western Force 69-17 (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Sport

The British and Irish Lions roared to a 69-17 victory against Western Force at Patersons Stadium but were left sweating on an ankle injury suffered by...

Lions Make A Splash In Perth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Sport

The British and Irish Lions recovered from their weekend opener against the Barbarians with a refreshing swimming session at City Beach in Perth. A...

Lions Tour Of Australia: 37-Man Squad In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Sport

Warren Gatland has named his 37-man Lions squad for the tour of Australia this summer, featuring the youngest ever captain in Wales' Sam Warburton. ...

Out From The Wilderness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Sport

Matt Stevens, suspended for two years in 2009 after a drugs scandal and who retired from England duty after the 2011 World Cup, has been selected for ...

England International Cipriani Hit By Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Sport

Danny Cipriani is in hospital after being hit by a bus in Leeds last night. Cipriani's club Sale Sharks confirmed today he suffered concussion and ...

Would You Actually Buy This?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Sport

England Rugby Sevens don't get a great amount of attention for obvious reasons, but their latest startling kit is sure to be a head-turner. A h...

Wales Thrash England 30-3 To Win Six Nations Championship (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Sport

Wales thrashed England 30-3 to dash their Six Nations Grand Slam hopes and beat them to retain their title. Spurred on by a rousing Millennium Stad...

Australian Rugby Union Chief Insists Sport Is Clean

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Sport

Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver is confident his code is clean but has promised to be even more vigilant in the fight against performance-enha...

'Well Done Son!'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Sport

The pitch invader who mobbed George North during Wales' RBS Six Nations victory against France was the winger's father, David. North had just score...