Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson: recalled to the backline for Cardiff Blues’  visit  to the Sportsground. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

To be beaten by 2014 league finalists Glasgow is no reason to be despondent. Still, the first defeat of the season last week brings Connacht back to (...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock scores a try despite the challenges from Cardiff’s George Watkins and Lewis Jones at the RDS Last night. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 37 Cardiff Blues 23 Normal service resumeth. Leinster got their win column on a par with their losses last night and may even have(...)

 Wales captain Sam Warburton. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Welsh rugby has finally agreed a peace deal with 10 players receiving dual contracts in a six-year €75 million-plus agreement. The new Rugby Services(...)

 Wales captain  Sam Warburton will miss Cardiff Blues friendly against Exeter on Friday  as a result of the civil war blighting  Welsh rugby. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Sam Warburton will miss Friday’s friendly against Exeter as a result of the civil war blighting Welsh rugby.Warburto(...)

 Jamie Roberts with Racing Metro team-mate   Jonathan Sexton during a training session in Toulouse. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

On a rainy day in Paris an excuse for a long lunch is ready made. “The sun might not come out again today,” Jamie Roberts says cheerfully as he glance(...)

Weslh captain Sam Warburton, who currently has no club to play for sits with head coach Warren Gatland and forwards coach Robyn McBride. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Colm O’Neill

Warren Gatland returned to Wales this week from his holiday in New Zealand one year out from the start of three World Cup warm-up matches but his prep(...)

Osea Kolinisau of The Dragons fends off a challenge during the World Club 10s match against Cardiff Blues, two clubs at war with the Welsh Rugby Union. Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Welsh rugby has again been plunged into crisis after Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) announced the participation agreement proposed by the Welsh Rugby Unio(...)

The ERC press release accompanying the decision to suspend Jared Payne for the tackle against Alex Goode of Saracens that resulted in the Ulster fullback’s red card came with the wording that Payne  had been red-carded for “an alleged dangerous charge (sic)”, rather than tackling, tapping, pushing or pulling. This was, effectively, a new one. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Here’s a question. Supposing Jared Payne and Alex Goode made the exact same runs as when they collided last Saturday week in Ravenhill, which r(...)

Felix Jones was “extremely disappointed” to miss out on inclusion in the matchday squad for the Six Nations showdown with France, having been part of the extended group during the week. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster fullback Felix Jones said he was extremely disappointed to miss out on inclusion in the matchday squad for the Six Nations showdown wit(...)

Wales captain Sam Warburton  receives treatment during the  Six Nations match against Scotland at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Wales skipper Sam Warburton is likely to miss “several months” of action after dislocating his shoulder against Scotland, his club side Cardiff(...)