Rugby

Replacement scrum-half Rhys Webb scored twice as Ospreys completed a European Champions Cup double over struggling Northampton with a 32-15 bonus-point victory at a wet Liberty Stadium. Ospreys, who backed up their 43-32 success at Franklin’s Gardens, have given themselves a fighting chance in the Pool 2 but will need to secure wins over Saracens
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Racing 92 kept alive their European Champions Cup quarterfinal hopes by claiming a comfortable Pool Four victory over Castres in Paris. The bonus-point win moved them level on points with group leaders Munster — who play on Sunday against Leicester — and was secured thanks to tries from Leone Nakarawa, Virimi Vakatawa, Dimitri Szarzewski and
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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
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10:52 AM GMT ESPN staff Outgoing Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson will join Wasps next season as Dai Young bolsters his coaching team. Wilson will work primarily with the Aviva Premiership club’s forwards and joins Young’s backroom staff after two years in the Cardiff hot seat. Wasps confirmed the appointment Thursday morning as they
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Jamie George admits Saracens face judgement day as they seek to repair the psychological scarring inflicted by their European Champions Cup collapse to Clermont Auvergne. The European champions fell to a record 46-14 defeat in a repeat of last season’s final on Monday, leaking six tries in a dreadful defensive performance that produced a staggering
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All Blacks skipper Kieran Read will undergo surgery on Saturday on a prolapsed lumbar disc. Read has been reviewed by the All Blacks’ and Crusaders’ medical teams, as well as a back specialist, who will continue to monitor his recovery. Kieran Read is tackled during Bledisloe III in Brisbane Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images The expected recovery time
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South Africa’s beleaguered head coach Allister Coetzee will be in the firing line on Wednesday when he presents his annual report to his bosses at SA Rugby. Springbok coach Allister Coetzee poses for a picture with captain Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Elton Jantjies and scrumhalf Francois Hougaard after their Rugby Championship victory over Argentina in
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