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Pro12 holds talks over expanding into north America

Pro12 chiefs hold "really early" talks with north American counterparts over trans-Atlantic expansion of the competition.

Townsend and Cotter 'have same goals' for Scotland

Scotland head coach in waiting Gregor Townsend says he and incumbent Vern Cotter have "the same goals" this term.

Forward pair to share Edinburgh captaincy

Hooker Stuart McInally and lock Grant Gilchrist will share captaincy duties for Edinburgh this season.

Aviva Stadium in Dublin to host Pro12 decider in 2017

The Aviva Stadium will stage next May's Pro12 final with the announcement made during the launch of the 2016/2017 season in Dublin.

Rugby-All Blacks expect greater intensity from wounded Wallabies

Aug 23 (Reuters) - New Zealand opened their Rugby Championship campaign with a thumping win over Australia last week but the world champions are bracing for a tough encounter against a wounded Wallabies side determined to salvage their pride on Saturday.

Ryan Bevington: Bristol sign Wales and Ospreys front row on two-year deal

Wales and Ospreys front row Ryan Bevington signs for Premiership side Bristol on a two-year contract.

Rugby-Cheika braces for 'biggest challenge' after NZ mauling

Aug 23 (Reuters) - Wallabies coach Michael Cheika faces perhaps "the biggest challenge" of his career in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand in Wellington, a week after his side were humiliated by the same opposition in Sydney.

Rugby-The Rugby Championship Fixtures

Aug 22 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the The Rugby Championship matches on Saturday SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 FIXTURES (GMT) Argentina v South Africa (1940) New Zealand v Australia (0735)

Rugby-Uncapped Ioane among quintet called into All Blacks squad

WELLINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Uncapped winger Reiko Ioane is among five players called into the All Blacks squad for their Rugby Championship clash with Australia on Saturday, after a raft of injuries hit the team in their first clash in Sydney.

Olympics-Rugby-Fairytale of the flying Fijians caps solid return

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Fijian rugby has so often flattered to deceive on the biggest stages but in Rio the Pacific islanders perfectly harnessed their blend of physicality, pace and flair to deliver their country its first Olympic medal.

Rugby-Prop Redelinghuys injured and out of Springbok squad

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Prop Julian Redelinghuys has dropped out of the South Africa squad to play Argentina this weekend after suffering a hamstring injury that will sideline him for the next six weeks, the South African Rugby Union said on Sunday.

Rugby-The Rugby Championship Australia v New Zealand summary

Aug 20 (Gracenote) - Summary from the The Rugby Championship match between Australia and New Zealand on Saturday at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia Australia 8 New Zealand 42 Half Time: 3-32 Scorers: Australia : Try: Nick Phipps (75) Penalty...Show More Summary

Bledisloe Cup: New Zealand thrash Australia in Rugby Championship opener

New Zealand open the 2016 Rugby Championship by humiliating Australia 42-8 in the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney.

All Blacks' hotel room in Sydney 'bugged' before Australia Test

New Zealand Rugby says a hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings in Sydney was bugged before match against Australia

Chiefs Dave Rennie to replace Townsend at Glasgow

Super Rugby Chiefs coach Dave Rennie will take over at Glasgow in the 2017/18 Season, it has been announced. The post Chiefs Dave Rennie to replace Townsend at Glasgow appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Glasgow Warriors: Dave Rennie to replace Gregor Townsend next summer

New Zealander Dave Rennie will take over from Gregor Townsend as Glasgow Warriors' head coach next summer, Scottish Rugby.

Scottish Rugby: Mark Dodson open to investment in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Scottish Rugby would welcome private investment in its two professional clubs - but only if the price is right.

Louis Picamoles: Northampton forward says Premiership will make him better

Northampton Saints' Louis Picamoles says the style of play in the Premiership will make him a better player.

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