Montpellier kept themselves in the hunt for the European Champions Cup quarterfinals by making it back-to-back victories over Glasgow with a bonus-point 36-26 win in France. The visitors had the better of a thrilling first half and led 19-14 at the interval, largely thanks to tries from Fraser Brown, Peter Horne and Nick Grigg. Nemani
Newcastle edged out the Dragons to maintain their 100 percent Challenge Cup record and cement top spot in Pool 1 with a 27-25 win at Rodney Parade. The Falcons raced into an early lead following tries from Adam Radwan and Zach Kibirige. The Dragons, though, fought back when hooker Elliot Dee scored from a driving
England’s record try scorer Sue Day will join the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) board in the spring after being appointed its new chief financial officer. A former captain of England’s 15-a-side and Sevens teams, Day appeared in three Rugby World Cups, helped win three Grand Slams and scored 61 tries in 59 appearances. Day, 45,
Dec 15, 2017 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Three UK venues are being considered for the potential world heavyweight title unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn
The drama and intrigue surrounding Allister Coetzee and the Springbok coaching situation is going to spill over into 2018. Coetzee reportedly met with new director of rugby Rassie Erasmus on Wednesday, with various reports suggesting that the Springbok coach will be fired before the end of the year. However, SA Rugby confirmed via email that
Australia not so super anymore Fans endured the most miserable season in Super Rugby history, with Australian teams not only losing all 26 clashes with New Zealand opposition, but losing an entire franchise in the embarrassingly drawn-out downsizing saga. Western Force fans shows their support for the club, and disdain for the ARU Paul Kane/Getty Images
Maro Itoje will be available for the start of England’s Six Nations title defence after Saracens revealed he faces a maximum of four more weeks in rehabilitation. Itoje required surgery on a fractured jaw sustained in the 20-19 defeat at Harlequins on Dec. 3, resulting in two plates being inserted into his face and raising
3:44 PM GMT ESPN staff After Jim Mallinder’s 10-year reign as director of rugby at Northampton Saints came to an end Tuesday, the job now for chief executive Mark Darbon is to find a successor. Mike Ford is reportedly in the driving seat but he is not alone in throwing his hat into the ring.
South Africa Super Rugby side the Lions have confirmed the departure of long-serving defence coach JP Ferreira, who will join Irish side Munster in January. Ferreira has been a key part of the Lions set-up that has reached two consecutive Super Rugby finals, though both ended in defeat. His departure has long been mooted, but
Rugby Australia’s bid to not fall behind in the fast-moving women’s sporting revolution has resulted in female players going unpaid, an advocate says. Outgoing RA boss Bill Pulver has conceded players in the national women’s XVs competition, re-branded this week as Super W, will not be renumerated for their efforts due to being considered amateurs.