England confirm Tonga as final autumn international opponents while late kick-offs return to Twickenham

England’s opening autumn international against New Zealand in November will kick-off at 5:30pm after the Rugby Football Union confirmed their schedule, with Tonga announced as their fourth opponents in what will be their first meeting outside of a Rugby World Cup. The four-Test series also includes an 8pm kick-off against Argentina, England’s

NRL makes call on star charged by police

The NRL has decided not to stand down Canberra recruit Curtis Scott despite a number of serious police charges hanging over his head. The NRL announced on Wednesday that Scott is free to play the Raiders’ season opener against Gold Coast next Friday. Todd Greenberg had earlier this week inspected

England boss Eddie Jones told to beware Nick Tompkins – the one he let get away

Triple Crown-chasing England have been warned that Nick Tompkins, the one they let get away, poses a “massive threat” to their ambitions on Saturday. Tompkins was born in a London suburb, plays his club rugby with Owen Farrell, won a Junior World Cup alongside Maro Itoje and was capped twice

Mako Vunipola to miss Wales Six Nations clash as a coronavirus precaution

Mako Vunipola is out of England’s rugby clash with Wales and has been told to self-isolate as a coronavirus precaution after flying home from Tonga via Hong Kong. The Saracens prop, who had returned to the Pacific island for family reasons, was named yesterday by Eddie Jones in his squad

‘Holy s***’: Sickening injury stops game

A horrific moment has rocked the Super Rugby competition as Highlanders captain James Lentjes suffered a horrific broken leg in their match against the Melbourne Rebels. It was 29 minutes in with the Rebels going on the attack to try to extend their 21-7 lead. Watch every match of the

England bounce back from France defeat with emphatic win

Manu Tuilagi provided the power as England blew away unbeaten Ireland to hand France a clear advantage in the Six Nations title race. Back in the side after injury Leicester's wrecking ball centre put England on the front foot from the off, leaving Ireland’s Triple Crown dream in tatters. Andy

Wallaby star revolted after Folau case

Former Wallaby Sekope Kepu has revealed the Israel Folau saga split their World Cup campaign, with the veteran prop saying he boycotted a pre-tournament camp. Kepu, as well as ex-Test centre Samu Kerevi, filed affidavits in November supporting Folau’s legal case against Rugby Australia, which was settled out of court

League star’s outrageous solo kick-off try

Wigan coach Adrian Lam has hailed Liam Marshall “one of the best wingers in the competition” after he scored what is already being called the try of the season in their game against Huddersfield. Marshall scored three tries in the 42-10 win but it was his four-pointer right before half-time

AFL goal umpires go back to the future

It's not quite a throwback to the days of white lab coats and wide-brim hats, but AFL goal umpires will operate in a slightly more traditional manner this season. Instead of scurrying back to the middle of the goal line to signal a score, goal umpires can now do so

Mbye injury opens door to round-one bench spot for Tigers’ Reynolds

Wests Tigers co-captain Moses Mbye's knee injury looks set to sideline him for round one but pave the way for teammate Josh Reynolds to nail down a bench spot. Mbye suffered a suspected low-grade medial ligament strain to his right knee during the 20-6 trial win over the New Zealand