Laurie Fisher

Gloucester have confirmed the appointment of Laurie Fisher as head coach.The Australian will complete a new-look coaching team at the English club, jo(...)

England’s Luther Burrell  avoids the tackle of Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny to score his side’s second try during the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

England 29 Wales 18: England won their first Triple Crown for 11 years and kept u(...)

Jonathan Sexton is tackled by England’s Owen Farrell. The Ireland outhalf has had better days with his decision making and kicking.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho 2:33

It was a suitably grey and grim Sunday morning in London, but as Gordon D’Arcy forecast the sun would shine again and it duly did so – brilliantly,(...)

Referee Roman Poite watches the replay on the big screen before showing a red card to Ian Evans of Ospreys. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ospreys lock Ian Evans could miss at least part of Wales’ Six Nations title defence after he was sent off for stamping on Mike McCarthy’s head last n(...)

Gethin Jenkins leads the celebrations after Wales retained the Six nations title last March. Photograph:   David Davies/PA

Welsh rugby chiefs are to present the country’s four regional teams with a new agreement regarding the professional game in Wales.The regions – Newpor(...)

Australia’s Joe Tomane scores a try against Wales    at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Photograph:  Tim Ireland/PA

Wales 26 Australia 30: Wales’ agony against Australia continued at the Millennium Stadium as they suffered a ninth successive defeat after being left (...)

 Alex Cuthbert will return for Wales against the Wallabies.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Alex Cuthbert has made a surprise return to the Wales team for Saturday’s autumn international against Australia in Cardiff. The Lions wing suffered a(...)

Rory Best training with the Irish squad at Carton House. The hooker has rediscovered his best form for Ulster since the new season began. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s possibly been the most redemptive story of the season so far. Maybe you had to be on the Lions tour to appreciate Rory Best’s pain. It’s doubtful(...)

 Cardiff Blues and Wales international hooker Matthew Rees is to undergo testicular surgery.  Photograph: David Jones/PA

Cardiff Blues and Wales international hooker Matthew Rees is to undergo testicular surgery. The club announced in a statement that the 32-year-old Re(...)

Northampton’s Ben Foden scores Saints third try during yesterday’s  Heineken Cup, Pool One match at Franklins Gardens, Northampton.

Northampton 27 Ospreys 16Northampton kick-started their Heineken Cup campaign with a priceless victory at Franklin’s Gardens that put them firmly back(...)