Rugby

England told to explain tunnel fracas involving Farrell before Scotland match

• Owen Farrell appeared to be involved in clash with Ryan Wilson• Six Nations Rugby asks RFU to provide account of incident England must explain the...

Scotland’s class act Finn Russell has last laugh against England | Gerard Meagher

Scots bared their teeth while their No 10 put on show of sublime skills and composure that silenced critics and left Eddie Jones’s team floundering “...

Rugby player's full injuries revealed as he remains in coma six months after being found near a bridge

Scott Bessant suffered multiple fractures and is still unable to communicate with his family critical of how police handled the case

Irish rugby players ‘shocked’ by accusations of rape after night out in Belfast

An Ireland international rugby player said he was horrified to be accused of rape following a night out with teammates, a court heard today. Paddy...

Calcutta Cup crucible can reveal real England and test Scotland resurgence | Robert Kitson

England’s winning run has not wholly banished doubts about their standing under Eddie Jones but the picture should be clearer after a keenly...

Jackson and Olding trial: Rugby star Jackson 'shocked and horrified' by rape allegations

Irish rugby international Paddy Jackson told police he was "shocked and horrified" by allegations he had raped a woman in the bedroom of...

Wales ready for Ireland’s aerial assault in must-win Six Nations match

Kicking coach Neil Jenkins believes battle of the boot will be key for Wales as they seek to avoid a defeat that would all but end their title hopes...

City bosses fall victim to 'slick' £1 million rugby tickets scam

A string of City bosses have fallen victim to a "slick" £1 million rugby tickets scam after paying out for fake Six Nations corporate boxes...

Nigel Owens says he might go into farming when he retires as he lends support to mental health campaign

The international rugby referee has widely spoken about his own battles with depression and mental health

Porter and Farrell will make Six Nations debuts for Ireland against Wales

• Fast-rising Leinster star Andrew Porter will start at tighthead• Munster centre Chris Farrell will also make his Test debut Test rookie Andrew...

KFC struggles to give chicken away amid store supply crisis

Several charities pour cold water on fast-food chain’s stated aim to donate surplus poultry KFC is struggling to find charities to which it can...

Warren Gatland reaches 100 with Wales but admiration remains elusive | Paul Rees

A team once renowned for flakiness and unreliability now take some beating but the Wales coach will leave after the World Cup with praise rather than...

Nathan Hughes back in England team for Scotland Six Nations clash

Eddie Jones makes one change to side that beat Wales Hughes returns to team after recovering from knee injury Nathan Hughes will start at No 8 when...

Ireland rugby skipper Rory Best among those lining out to be honoured at Queen's

Ulster and Ireland rugby captain Rory Best, a host of international academics and the chief executive of Marks and Spencer are among those who will...

Stains found on alleged rape victim’s clothing had rugby player Olding’s DNA

Semen containing the DNA of Ulster and Ireland rugby player Stuart Olding was found on the clothes of a woman he is accused of raping, a court has...