Dan Carter is one of a number of All Blacks who had to return to New Zealand in order to represent the side again. Photograph: Getty

New Zealand have no intention of following Australia’s lead and allowing players based at foreign clubs to play for the All Blacks, rugby chief Steve (...)

All Black Aaron Cruden will miss the World Cup after injuring his knee. Photograph: Getty

All Blacks fly-half Aaron Cruden is almost certain to miss the World Cup after scans revealed the need for knee surgery that will sideline him for at (...)

Justin Slattery drives Azzam through a wave in the Southern Ocean. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images

This is it, the legendary Southern Ocean that has been the hallmark of the Volvo Ocean Race and Whitbreads before it. All six boats are now deep and a(...)

Though Jared Payne is more familiar with the fullback position he is happy to play at centre for Ireland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Jared Payne is beginning to feel more at ease and at home in the Irish set-up, and particularly so yesterday when the Irish team went through their p(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has a word with his outhalf Ian Keatley at training this morning. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 0:48

About two years ago the penny dropped in New Zealand that Dan Carter was mortal. So began the quest to anoint his long term successor, which seemed fo(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton recieves treatement during against Australia at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

"I know everyone talks about getting a quality 10, of an international standard, and you see Dan Carter is top of that list. But that requires a bi(...)

All Black Dan Carter will join Racing Metro after next year’s World Cup in a deal worth a reported €1.67 million a year (Photograph: INPHO/Photosport/Andrew Cornaga)

Saracens are leading calls to scrap the Aviva Premiership salary cap, with chief executive Edward Griffiths claiming it “has served its purpose.”In a (...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton:  resigned to being out of action until at least February 14th, the day Ireland play France at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland will have to begin the defence of their Six Nations crown against Italy without Johnny Sexton, who is resigned to being out of action until F(...)

On Saturday morning April 12th, 2014, I sat on my couch armed with a bowl of porridge flicking between BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and Super Rugby. Between(...)

New Zealand outhalf Dan Carter is being lined up as a possible replacement for Johnny Sexton at Racing Metro. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

According to media reports in New Zealand and sources in Paris, Racing Metro 92 are expected to announce this week that Dan Carter will join them afte(...)