Rugby

11:30 AM ET Wales beat England 13-6 in Cardiff on Saturday to avenge their loss in the reverse fixture last Sunday and take them to the top of the official world rankings as the World Cup looms. A fired-up Wales, fielding a near full-strength side against a more mixed England lineup for the second game
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3:49 PM BST Bath winger Ruaridh McConnochie is a doubt to make his England debut in the his side’s second World Cup warm up fixture against Wales on Saturday due to muscle soreness. McConnochie, 27, will have his fitness assessed on Friday, having been due to make his international debut this weekend following his surprise
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1:42 PM BST France centre Geoffrey Doumayrou has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup in Japan with an achilles injury, head coach Jacques Brunel said in a news conference on Thursday. Brunel said that he expects to name a replacement for Doumayrou in the World Cup squad later on Thursday after confirming that
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11:10 AM BST England head coach Eddie Jones had made three changes to his side for Saturday’s Test against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, with Ruaridh McConnochie — a surprise inclusion in Jones’ World Cup squad — making his international debut. Maro Itoje also enters the starting XV in the second row, while
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10:20 PM BST The All Blacks have dumped star wingers Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane, along with centurion prop Owen Franks in a sensational move ahead of the Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland. In a potential changing of the guard five weeks out from the Rugby World Cup, coach Steve Hansen has introduced young flyers
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9:46 AM BST South Africa have called on uncapped front-row duo Scarra Ntubeni and Wilco Louw for Saturday’s one-off Test against Argentina, as coach Rassie Erasmus prepares to rest a number of players at Loftus Versfeld. In addition to hooker Ntubeni and prop Louw, loose forward Marco van Staden and utility back Dillyn Leyds have
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