American Rugby News for 21 Feb 2017
Tristan Renaud previews the Africa 1 conference, which also includes the Japanese Sunwolves.
Tristan Renaud previews the Australian conference, where Super Rugby gets underway on Thursday.
Francois Louw and Kahn Fotuali'i will both appear before an RFU Disciplinary panel in Bristol tonight. The pair have been cited for separate incidences that occurred during the Aviva Premiership match... between Bath and Harlequins on Saturday. Louw has been charged with tip tackling scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone in the first half while man of the […]
Owen Farrell has emerged as a candidate to captain the Lions this summer according to one of the game's most revered figures. Jim Telfer, a four-tour Lions veteran as player, coach and head coach,... believes England's match winner has pushed himself into consideration at the age of 25 as an alternative to the leading contenders, […]
Worcester have secured the signing of Jersey Reds tighthead Simon Kerrod. The 24-year-old began his career with Blue Bulls U19s and went on to represent the Sharks at both U19s and U21s level. He... moved to Jersey at the start of 2016, where he has since made 28 appearances - including two tries in last […]
Newcastle Falcons' recruitment plans for next season have advanced with the news that Fijian international Josh Matavesi and younger brother Joel have both signed for the club. Josh, 26, is a... 17-times-capped centre who was born and raised in Cornwall, where his father Sireli came to live after visiting with the Fiji Barbarians on a […]
Bath have announced that scrum-half Darren Allinson has agreed a deal to re-join the Club on a two-year contract from the start of next season. The 29-year-old joined Bath from London Irish in... November on a short-term loan and will return to his parent club until the end of the season, before heading back to […]
Phil Dowson will retire from rugby at the end of the season to take up the role of Assistant Coach with former club Northampton Saints. Dowson has made 35 appearances for Worcester since making the... move from Franklin’s Gardens in 2015. He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my two seasons at Sixways at a time […]
Richard Cockerill has been confirmed as head coach of Edinburgh from the start of next season. As revealed in the Fissler Files on Sunday, the former Leicester boss has signed a two-year deal and will... relocate to Scotland for the new role after his recent spell with Toulon. Edinburgh Acting Head Coach Duncan Hodge will […]
Hutch shares his Superbru guesses for Round 1 of this year's Super Rugby.
Saracens prop Mako Vunipola has returned to the England camp as 28 players assembled at Pennyhill Park yesterday ahead of their Six Nations game against Italy on Sunday. Vunipola, 26, missed the first... two matches of the competition through injury but played 70 minutes for his club side at the weekend. His brother Billy Vunipola […]