Maule swaps Scarlets for Bristol

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Centre Gareth Maule has left the Scarlets to join Championship side Bristol a week before the start of the Pro12 season. The 26-year-old joined the Scarlets in 2009 from the Dragons and made 115 appea...

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Pumas not keen on rain forecast

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Martin Landajo admits the rain forecast for Saturday in Napier will not help Argentina's new attacking philosophy. The Pumas have been the surprise package of the competition so far, pushing South Afr...

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Gloucester hero Simpson-Daniel retires

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Gloucester and England back James Simpson-Daniel has confirmed his retirement after failing to recover from an ankle injury. The 32-year-old winger has been sidelined since last November when he suffe...

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New signing Coman leads Edinburgh

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Experienced back-row Mike Coman will captain Edinburgh this season, with Scotland international lock Grant Gilchrist as vice-captain. "It's a massive honour, we've got an exciting team and I'm really...

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Leinster waiting for Douglas arrival

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Leinster hope to have new signing Kane Douglas in camp and ready for action ahead of their European opener in October. The Waratahs lock, who is currently playing in the National Rugby Championship fo...

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Hanson to seize Australia chance

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

The latest man to fill the Wallabies number two jersey, Reds hooker James Hanson hoped to avoid joining the injury curse. Stephen Moore, Tatafu Polota-Nau and now Nathan Charles have all been sideline...

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Smith happy to be reunited with Nonu

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Conrad Smith admits his partnership with Ma'a Nonu came about more by accident than design as they prepare for a 53rd start together. Only Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll have played together more,...

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Tameifuna cited for referee shove

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna has been cited for acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship, after referee Glen Jackson was allegedly shoved. The incident occurred during Waikato's Week 3 NPC Cup ma...

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New man Foley backs dropped Beale

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Australia fly-half Bernard Foley has sympathised with his Waratahs team-mate Kurtley Beale following the latter being dropped. Beale was picked ahead of Foley for the first two matches in this year's...

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Fit-again Croft raring to go

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Tom Croft says there will be no holding back when he starts the new campaign having completed a full pre-season with Leicester. The England and British Lions back row missed almost the entirety of las...

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Beale dropped for Springboks clash

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Kurtley Beale has been dropped by Ewen McKenzie as one of four changes to his side for the Rugby Championship clash with South Africa. The Wallabies were hammered last time out by New Zealand, going d...

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Retallick excited for Lavanini battle

Posted on Sep 1, 2014

All Black lock Brodie Retallick is ready to get reacquainted with Argentina second row Tomas Lavanini when the two face off on Saturday. The young Puma spent time with Retallick's province, the Chiefs...

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