Gareth Anscombe will be joining Cardiff Blues next season. The son of sacked Ulster coach Mark called Ulster’s management ’clowns’. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Cardiff’s signing of Gareth Anscombe from New Zealand’s Waikato Chiefs should spice up the Welsh club’s Pro12 matches against Ulster this season. He m(...)

Bundee Aki of the Chiefs in action against the Brumbies in Canberra. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

The ACT Brumbies held off a Waikato Chiefs fightback to bring an end to the New Zealanders’ quest for a third straight Super Rugby title with a 32-30 (...)

Joe Launchbury, who replaces the injured Geoff Parling in the third test against the All Backs, catches the ball during the England captain’s run at the Waikato Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

England’s prospects of departing New Zealand with a precious All Blacks scalp have dwindled after Geoff Parling was ruled out of the climax to the ser(...)

Danny Cipriani of England breaks clear with the ball during the match between the Crusaders and England at the AMI Stadium. Photograph by David Rogers/Getty Images

England registered a first victory on their tour of New Zealand with Danny Cipriani pressing his claim against a weakened Crusaders for a place on the(...)

Willie Ruane (left), the new Connacht CEO, in his playing days with the province. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The IRFU have nnounced Willie Ruane as the new CEO for Connacht Rugb. Ruane will take up the post this summer.The Mayo native played rugby for Connach(...)

The Chiefs perform a haka after winning the Super Rugby final against the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium  in Hamilton, New Zealand. Photograph: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images

Chiefs 27 Brumbies 22: The Chiefs claimed the Super Rugby title for the second consecutive season with a 27-22 come-from-behind victory over the Brumb(...)