English champions Saracens are one of 13 clubs to receive £18 million from the deal.

Premiership Rugby has completed a deal thought to be worth around £230 million (€255 million) with the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and ha(...)

Premiership Rugby chairman Ian Ritchie is confident that a new £230 million deal with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners can be finalised before Christmas. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Premiership Rugby hopes to conclude a £230 million (€254 million) agreement with a private equity firm before Christmas after a board meeting on Tuesd(...)

 EPCR director general Vincent Gaillard at the Heineken Champions Cup and  European Rugby Challenge Cup launch in  Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Back in 2014, when the unholy alliance between the English and French clubs were hell bent on dismantling the Dublin-based ERC, long established organ(...)

Pat Lam’s Bristol have spent heavily as they bid to retain their top-flight status following last season’s promotion. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bristol’s first season back in the Premiership is likely to have a significant bearing on whether the top flight is ring-fenced, according to the Engl(...)

The Lions and New Zealand players pose together after the series was shared following the drawn third Test.  Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

If ever a Lions tour in the professional tour provided compelling evidence that this wonderful relic of the amateur era should be maintained long into(...)

Leicester Tigers’ Telusa Veainu goes past Joe Rokocoko of Racing 92 in their semi-final clash. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The lowest attendance figures for a European Cup semi-final since Wasps and Northampton drew 16,186 to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in 2007. The lowest atte(...)

Northampton’s JJ Hanrahan kicks their winning penalty against Bath.

Northampton maintained their recent dominance over Bath after former Munster outhalf JJ Hanrahan’s late penalty shaded a dour Recreation Ground contes(...)

London Irish will play their Aviva Premiership fixture against Saracens at the Red Bull Arena in New York. It will be the first Premiership game to be played overseas. Photograph: Getty

London Irish will play their Aviva Premiership home game against Saracens this season in New York. Irish and Premiership Rugby have announced a ground(...)

Heineken Cup: Isa Nacewa, the former Leinster utility back is tackled by ASM Clermont Auvergne’s Julien Bonnaire as Nathan Hines looks on. The new version of the tournament, The Champions Cup, has yet to put sponsors in place. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

The inaugural Champions Cup, which replaced the Heineken Cup, will kick off next month without all its major sponsors in place, one of the new Europea(...)

English Premiership Rugby chiefs have confirmed changes to the league’s salary cap from next season. As expected, the base salary cap level will rise (...)

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