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Super Rugby Karmichael Hunt joins New South Wales Waratahs

5:47 PM ETESPN staffKarmichael Hunt's move to New South Wales Waratahs is official.The code-hopper was finally unveiled on Monday morning after months of speculation, the 32-year-old moving to Sydney on a one-year deal as part of a player swap...

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale faces no punishment from Rugby Australia

1:04 AM ETESPN staffRugby Australia has again opted not to sanction Wallabies star Kurtley Beale after a second video surfaced on social media showing him in the vicinity of alleged illicit drug use.Vision of Beale laughing while an older...

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale in second social media video

SYDNEY - Kurtley Beale could find himself with more questions to answer from Rugby Australia after a second video emerged on Wednesday of the star back in a dubious situation.On Tuesday, Beale had apologised to Rugby Australia for his...

Saracens reach quarterfinals, Exeter keep hopes alive

Saracens progressed to the Champions Cup quarterfinals with a convincing 28-10 victory over Lyon in pool three.Nick Tompkins crossed the line twice for the two-time winners who stay top and remain unbeaten in the competition this season.England international Maro...

Newcastle crash out, Leinster reach quarterfinals

Newcastle Falcons crashed out of the Champions Cup following a thumping 45-8 defeat to Montpellier in pool five.The French side earned a bonus point scoring seven tries while Zach Kibirige managed to score a consolation try for Newcastle who...

France include five uncapped players in Six Nations squad

France have included five uncapped players in their 31-man Six Nations squad.Demba Bamba and Romain Ntamack, two members of France's winning Under-20 World Cup squad, are joined by forwards Dorian Aldegheri and Gregory Alldriit and full-back Thomas Ramos.Prop Bamba,...

Leigh Halfpenny doubtful for Wales’ Six Nations opener after being ruled out for 3...

Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny looks set to miss his country's opening matches in the Six Nations.Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac revealed Tuesday the fullback has been ruled out for between three and five weeks after seeing a concussion specialist.Halfpenny...

Premiership Rugby denies reports of breakaway and rift with RFU

Premiership Rugby has moved to dampen suggestions of a rift with the Rugby Football Union after reports claimed the organisation could break away.The Mail on Sunday claimed it had seen minutes from a Premiership board meeting which discussed the...

RFU awards England Women’s squad full-time professional contracts

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced England Women's first squad of full-time professional players and has set its sights on regaining the Women's Six Nations championship in March.The organisation revealed plans for the team to go fully professional...

England flanker Sam Underhill doubtful for Six Nations after suffering ankle injury

England flanker Sam Underhill is a doubt for the Six Nations after Bath confirmed he had suffered ankle ligament damage.Underhill, 22, was hurt in Bath's 23-16 win over Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership on Sunday and will now...

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South Africa look to overturn recent record against Pakistan

The big pictureThe result of the Test series may be as disappointing for Mickey Arthur as it was gratifying for Otis Gibson, but in...