Australia prop James Slipper has been banned for two months after twice testing positive for cocaine.
The Queensland Reds captain has also been fined £15,540 after two positive tests were returned from urine samples taken between February and May.
The suspension will rule Slipper - who has 86 caps for …
Chris Ashton's appetite to revive his England career has been sharpened by a successful debut season at Toulon that has restored the confidence he insists was damaged by Eddie Jones' indifference.
Ashton has amassed 26 tries to overhaul the previous Top 14 individual scoring record by five after being allowed …
Uncapped duo Tadhg Beirne and Ross Byrne have been named in Ireland's 32-man squad for their Test series with Australia.
Beirne has been rewarded for his fine form with the Scarlets, for whom he plays his final game in Saturday's Guinness PRO14 final before moving to Munster.
He earns a …
Dan Carter will miss Racing 92's Top 14 semi-final against Castres with a hamstring injury.
The All Blacks legend should be fit for the final if Racing are victorious in Lyon on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action.
Carter is moving to Japan at the end of the season and …
Harlequins have signed lock Matt Symons from Wasps, with the deal completed before Paul Gustard's appointment as head of rugby.
The 28-year-old spent a season in Super Rugby with the Chiefs before returning to England in 2015 for spells at London Irish and Wasps.
Quins forwards coach Graham Rowntree hailed …
Leeds prop Nathaniel Peteru is facing another lengthy spell out of the game as the reigning Betfred Super League champions' injury woes worsen.
Twenty-four hours after Rhinos skipper Kallum Watkins was ruled out for the season with a knee ligament injury, Peteru was told he will miss the next 10 …
Widnes winger Ryan Ince has become the latest out-of-contract Vikings player to sign a new deal.
The 21-year-old academy product has agreed a new two-year contract that will keep him with his home-town club at least until the end of the 2020 season.
"I'm very happy to have finally signed …
Declan Kidney has been appointed as London Irish's director of rugby following a spell as the club's technical consultant.
Kidney and head coach Les Kiss joined the Exiles in March but were unable to steer the them clear of relegation as they finished bottom of the Aviva Premiership with 19 …
England back-row Jack Willis will miss the upcoming tour to South Africa after sustaining a "significant multi-ligament injury" to his right knee, Wasps have confirmed.
Willis, who is likely to be out of action for nine to 12 months, suffered the injury in the 57-33 Aviva Premiership semi-final defeat to …
France have rested captain Guilhem Guirado for next month's tour of New Zealand with Mathieu Bastareaud expected to stand in as skipper for the three-Test series.
Flanker Wenceslas Lauret is also rested but centre Wesley Fofana makes his return after an injury-racked 18 months on the sidelines while there is …
Billy Vunipola is expected to be named in the Saracens starting XV to face Exeter in the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham on Saturday.
The England No 8 lasted only the first half of the 57-33 semi-final victory over Wasps on Saturday because of a persistent hamstring injury, but director …
The Rugby Football Union has launched a staunch defence of its "progressive, modern" approach in the wake of allegations of a culture of sexism within the organisation.
The RFU has insisted the English game's governing body is running a sport open to all, following a Daily Telegraph investigation that raised …
England defence coach Paul Gustard says he shelved contract extension talks with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to become Harlequins' new head of rugby.
Gustard, 42, will leave Eddie Jones' coaching team after the upcoming tour of South Africa.
Despite the proximity to the Rugby World Cup, the former flanker …
Scotland captain John Barclay will be sidelined for at least six months after undergoing surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon.
The Scarlets back-rower, 31, sustained the injury early in Friday's Pro14 semi-final win at Glasgow, and will miss Saturday's final against Leinster.
He will also miss the first few months …
The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) could block Ulster from making a move for Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, Ulster are interested in securing Jantjies as a replacement for disgraced No 10, Paddy Jackson.
The IRFU, though, must sign off on all overseas acquisitions and the …