Joe Marler called Wales prop Samson Lee a “gypsy boy”, but has insisted he is not a racist. Photograph: David Davies/PA

England and Harlequins prop Joe Marler has been banned for two games after his “gypsy boy” slur against Wales forward Samson Lee during last month’s S(...)

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal wants his club to play in the English league.

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has written to the English Premiership clubs about the possibility of his reigning European champions joining Engla(...)

 Andy Farrell will become the new Ireland backs coach in time for the three-Test series in South Africa in July. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The new year is only a few days old but for one high-profile rugby family nothing will ever be quite the same. While Andy Farrell does not commence wo(...)

The new England coach Eddie Jones with the Rugby Football Union chairman  Bill Beaumont (left) and chief executive Ian Ritchie at Twickenham.  Photograph: Reuters

SACHIN NAKRANI Eddie Jones has insisted he is happy to adhere to the Rugby Football Union’s rule of only picking players who play in the Premiership (...)

Jonathan Davies has won 48 caps for Wales and had been playing for French Top 14 club Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: PA.

Jonathan Davies is the latest leading Wales international to commit to the game at home after the Welsh Rugby Union announced yesterday that he had si(...)

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant England job Photograph: Billy Strickland/Inpho

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has dismissed reports claiming he might consider an approach to become Stuart Lancaster’s potential England successor.(...)

Stuart Lancaster has stepped down as England head coach after the side’s disastrous Rugby World Cup campaign. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Stuart Lancaster has paid the price for England’s dismal World Cup campaign by stepping down as head coach. Lancaster, whose side became the first hos(...)

David Nucifora, IRFU, performance director, is leading the review into Ireland’s World Cup displays. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The post Rugby World Cup (RWC) review into the Irish team performance in Cardiff and London last month will be completed by the end of November. The(...)

The All Blacks enjoy a singsong in their dressingroom after winning the Rugby World Cup final 34-17 against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

World Rugby has promised to do more to further close the gap between tier-one and tier-two nations before the next Rugby World Cup (RWC) in Japan, af(...)

England head coach Stuart Lancaster  at the City of Manchester Stadium last week.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Former England rugby chief Martyn Thomas has said he warned the Rugby Football Union (RFU) that Stuart Lancaster was the wrong choice as head coach be(...)