Izzy flies as Waratahs' turnovers plummet in half-ton win
The Jekyll and Hyde Waratahs were back at Allianz Stadium on Sunday with coach Daryl Gibson's decision to shift Israel Folau to the wing a masterstroke against the Rebels.
Waratahs wreck the Rebels.
They went into the sheds at halftime trailing by ten but a new side came out in the second half and the Waratahs obliterated the Rebels at home to win 51 - 27.
Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says Israel Folau could "play anywhere" in backline but hints he'll keep him on right wing. The Wallabies fullback was supreme in the air, his takes directly resulting in two NSW tries.
Irish evolution rolls through Twickenham on a wave of green
A steep black market for tickets was never going to deter Ireland rugby fans on their most perfect of St. Patrick's Days and with a team that continues to improve under Joe Schmidt, even greater journeys may be ahead.
Ireland complete historic Grand Slam
In a campaign of inches, Ireland always had the upper hand from the moment Jonny Sexton landed a drop goal in Paris on the opening Saturday, and England's attempts to play catch up fell as short as their efforts at Twickenham on the final weekend.
Jones: England's Six Nations 'enormously beneficial' despite worst run in 12 years
The England head coach is adamant his side has taken strides forward off the pitch even if results on it have been disappointing.
Best: The biggest highlight of my career.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt and captain Rory Best speak after their side sealed the Six Nations Grand Slam with a 15-13 win over England.
Jones: We were chasing our tails.
England coach Eddie Jones speaks after his side's 13-15 Six Nations defeat to Ireland.
Reds win in Argentina for three in a row
Queensland's Super Rugby renaissance has continued with a stirring 18-7 victory over the Jaguares in Buenos Aires - their third win in a row.
Stormers get rid of New Zealand blues
The Stormers produced their best performance of the season to beat the Blues 37-20 in an entertaining Super Rugby fixture at Newlands on Saturday.
Lions make heavy weather of Sunwolves
The Lions scrapped to a 40-38 win over the Sunwolves after an error-strewn Super Rugby match at Ellis Park on Saturday night.
Brumbies back on Super Rugby winners list
A return to Canberra has sparked the Brumbies into winning their second Super Rugby game of the year against the Sharks.
Highlights - Brumbies hold off Sharks for second win.
The Brumbies have claimed their second win of the Super Rugby season, overcoming the Sharks 24-18 in Canberra.
Highlanders beat Crusaders in lively derby
The Highlanders have made it three wins from three, with a spirited performance against the Crusaders in Dunedin.
Highlanders slay Crusaders to go three from three.
The Highlanders' strong start to the Super Rugby season has continued with 25-17 win over the Crusaders in Dunedin.
Hodge: The Irish will be a tough fight.
Wallabies back Reece Hodge previews their upcoming series against Ireland.
Chiefs' 2nd-half blitz to beat Bulls
Despite a fast start from the Bulls, the Chiefs fired in the second half to come back from a 14-point deficit, and keep the Bulls tryless in the second, to down the Bulls 41-28 in Waikato.
NZ derby 'pressure' moments keep Kiwi teams clear
The Crusaders are a wounded franchise for the second year running but fullback David Havili believes the physical nature of derbies provides the pressure test teams need to be Super Rugby contenders.
Australia must reassert itself at World Rugby table
The most rousing news in Australian rugby is not the revival of the Melbourne Rebels, but that at last senior officials have realised they must again be a political giant. Raelene Castle could learn a thing or two from John O'Neill, Greg Growden reports.
W2W4: The Zoo will be rocking, so too the rugby
One of Super Rugby's fiercest rivalries highlights Round 5 as the Highlanders and Crusaders prepare to write another chapter in the South Island show-stopper. Meanwhile, Daryl Gibson is all anyone wants to talk about in Sydney.
Folau: We need to stop making errors.
Israel Folau believes the talent is there in the Waratahs squad to turn around their poor form.
Dowd: Blues can't rely on good fortune, Ioane
The Blues' last-gasp victory over the Lions could be the turning point they need under Tana Umaga, but only if they find consistency in their performance and have more of their forwards performing like Akira Ioane - Craig Dowd writes.
Will Jones' remarks ignite Ireland's Grand Slam pursuit?
After hearing Eddie Jones' apologetic press conference, Tom Hamilton and Gavin Cummiskey look ahead to England and Ireland's Twickenham face-off.
Fantasy Rugby 2018: Week five preview
Ireland may have secured the Six Nations title with a game to spare but it remains all to play for many fans heading into the final round of ESPN Fantasy Rugby 2018.
Losing, not comments, puts pressure on England
Wales coach Warren Gatland heaped pressure on Eddie Jones as he suggested England were at risk of losing six games in a row.
Jones on Wales and Ireland remarks: 'The matter is dead.'
Eddie Jones reiterates his apology for comments made last year about rival nations Wales and Ireland.
England has to find answers.
Former England centre Tom May and former Scotland scrum-half Rory Lawson preview Six Nations' final fixtures.
Can Ireland win Grand Slam?
Former England centre Tom May and former Scotland scrum-half Rory Lawson discuss what was the difference for Six Nations 2018 winners Ireland ahead of their trip to Twickenham on Saturday.
Rebels can't be opposed against Tahs
Sam Mulligan from TAB.com.au expects the Rebels to continue their stellar form with a win in Sydney over the wounded Waratahs.
Daley-McLean: Record attendance the level women's game should be at
There is still bitter disappointment in the England squad after the last-gasp defeat to France in front of a world-record crowd in Grenoble. We went there to win, give ourselves the best opportunity of going for a Grand Slam this weekend but we fell short.
The Australian men's sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games. No real surprises in the squad with Lewis Holland leading the side.
Former Wallabies and sevens star Nick ‘honey badger' Cummins was named Australia's newest Bachelor. So what do his former teammates think of the news?
How Ireland won their first Grand Slam
As Ireland prepare for their shot at a third Six Nations Grand Slam at Twickenham this Saturday, ESPN looks at how their first clean sweep was secured 70 years ago this week.
Six Nations debate: Have bonus points worked?
As the 2018 Six Nations draws to a close Tom Hamilton and Martyn Thomas discuss whether or not bonus points have been a success.
No.8 battle offers Cheika frustration, hope
Friday's Australian derby produced a quality battle between two impressive No. 8s but the result is nothing more than short-term agony for Michael Cheika. The Blues and South African youngsters also wrote themselves into the Round 4 headlines.
Six Nations: How England could finish fifth
Ireland might have been confirmed as champions but there is still plenty up for grabs on the final day of the Six Nations -- England could limp to a worst finish in 31 years.
Six Nations review: Player of the week, flop & more
Ireland fans should still be smiling on Monday morning following a weekend that saw their side crowned 2018 Six Nations champions following their victory over Scotland and England's defeat in Paris.
Gatland: Williams could have seen red
Wales boss Warren Gatland has admitted that Liam Williams could have been sent off for a dangerous tackle during the Six Nations victory over Italy.
Fiji defeats Kenya to claim Canada Sevens
Olympic champions Fiji have claimed the Canada Sevens after prevailing over Kenya in a tense final to close in on South Africa at the top of the overall standings.
Champions Ireland show how far they have come under Joe Schmidt
Two contrasting periods of possession almost five years apart demonstrate how Ireland's Kiwi coach has turned them from frequent one-match wonders into Six Nations champions for the third time in his reign.
Sexton: England out to ruin Ireland's Grand Slam.
Jonathan Sexton expects England to be 'licking their lips' at the prospect of spoiling Ireland's Grand Slam hopes.
Johan Goosen feels like a 'new person'
Former Springbok flyhalf Johan Goosesn says he went through a tough time following his retirement from rugby, but is feeling like a 'new man' after he started training with the Cheetahs this week.
Wales up to second with BP defeat of Italy
Wales climbed to second in the Six Nations championship table with a bonus-point 38-14 defeat of Italy at the Principality Stadium.
England's indiscipline blows the whistle on Six Nations defence
England could have and should have won in Paris. But their failure both there and in Edinburgh a fortnight ago shows just how far Eddie Jones' men have to go to challenge for the Rugby World Cup in 18 months' time.
Jones: England aren't learning quick enough
England are being taught "painful lessons" as they continue to struggle at the breakdown, and Eddie Jones believes it will take time for his side to change habits in an area that causes him concern.
Game 'doesn't love England' at the moment.
Eddie Jones calls for calm after England surrendered the Six Nations to Ireland by losing to France.
Fantasy Rugby Team of the Week: Round Four
Round four of the Six Nations saw Ireland confirmed as winners after comfortably beating Scotland to set up a Grand Slam showdown with England at Twickenham next weekend. But who made our Fantasy team of the week?
Fast-starting Jaguares send Tahs home hurting
NSW Waratahs are facing a huge Super Rugby test against the unbeaten, new-look, Melbourne Rebels after their unbeaten start to the season was shattered in a 38-28 loss to the Jaguares.
Late Taramai try seals comeback win for Blues over Lions
Loose forward Murphy Taramai scored a late try on the hooter as the Blues secured a thrilling 38-35 Super Rugby success over the previously unbeaten Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Mapimpi brace helps Sharks to first win of the season
Wing Makazole Mapimpi scored a brace of tries as South Africa's Sharks recorded a first win of the Super Rugby season with a 50-22 bonus-point victory over the Sunwolves from Japan in Durban on Saturday.
Reds beat Bulls for successive Super wins
The Queensland Reds have scored back-to-back Super Rugby wins for the first team in almost four years, coming back to beat the Bulls 20-14.
Fast-starting Hurricanes too strong for Crusaders
The Hurricanes have enhanced their reputation as the Crusaders' Super Rugby bogey team with a 29-19 win in Wellington.
Rebels beat Brumbies for third Super win
The Melbourne Rebels have maintained the rage at the top of the Australian Super Rugby standings with a hard-fought 33-10 win over the Brumbies at AAMI Park.
Highlanders clinical in win over Stormers
All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has bagged a double for the Highlanders who have accounted for the Stormers 33-15 in a five-try Super Rugby win in Dunedin.
England's Jones rubbishes link to Wallabies
Eddie Jones has shut down any chance of him replacing Michael Cheika as Wallabies boss if Rugby Australia decides to look elsewhere following the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
W2W4: Tongan Thor tracking towards RWC
Super Rugby Round 4 is headlined by the huge Kiwi derby between competitions favourites the Hurricanes and Crusaders. Meanwhile in Brisbane, Taniela Tupou's World Cup credentials get another test against the Bulls.
Why Michael Hooper is the Tahs' best ever Super Rugby forward
Michael Hooper is one player whom teammates follow willingly. He always puts in. He revitalises those around him. That's why Greg Growden rates him not only the Waratahs' most dynamic backrower but also their best forward of the Super Rugby era.
In India, rugby helps women find a level playing field
A sport once played exclusively by the British rulers is giving women in India, especially those from the most disadvantaged communities, a sense of empowerment and self-belief.
'Rugby has made me fearless' - Meerarani Hembram.
ESPN travels to the tribal belt of Odisha and into the villages of Indian women's team members Meera and Hupi, for whom rugby has been life-changing
'It's a story that had to be told.'
ESPN reporter Susan Ninan talks about what she calls a "life-changing experience" for her as a sports journalist.
Pay will come in rugby's Super W: players
They might not be getting paid, but Super W players believe the new competition will prove popular enough that Australia's stars of the future will be.
Force return in World Series Rugby
Western Force will return to the field in under two months' time after billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest announced a series of invitational matches, dubbed World Series Rugby.
Hodgson won't let rugby die out west.
Western Force great Matt Hodgson talks to ESPN about his mission to keep rugby alive in Western Australia and what it will be like watching Super Rugby without his beloved club.
Hodgson's mission to keep rugby relevant in WA
Bitterness. Betrayal. Disgust. They're emotions you wouldn't dare begrudge Matt Hodgson. But don't for a minute think he's given up on rugby in Western Australia. The club great is in for the long haul.
Mo'unga helps Crusaders see off Stormers
Richie Mo'unga has served notice he's ready for another big year, with his Crusaders pushing aside the Stormers 45-28 in a free-flowing Super Rugby match in Christchurch.
Erasmus confirmed Springboks coach
Rassie Erasmus will spearhead a streamlined but experienced Springbok management team until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, SA Rugby confirmed on Wednesday.
Rassie Erasmus' plans for the Springboks
KweséESPN looks at some of the key issues that came out of Rassie Erasmus' first press conference as Springbok coach.
Blitzboks reveal new sponsor with prank.
South Africa Rugby sevens revealed their new shirt sponsor, with a hilarious prank on three Blitzbok stars.
Larkham no shoo-in for Wallabies job - Growden
It appears the Wallabies will have a new head coach by the end of next year, if they don't win the Rugby World Cup? Greg Growden assesses who might replace Michael Cheika.
RFU reviewing security in light of Jones abuse
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is reviewing its security procedures following the abuse that Eddie Jones suffered while travelling by train last Sunday.
Moyes apologises to Jones on Scots' behalf
West Ham United manager has apologised to Eddie Jones for the behaviour of the Scottish fans who abused him last Sunday.
Crockett's record will speak for itself - Dowd
Craig Dowd pays tribute to the retiring All Blacks prop, while asking questions about the England back-row and praising Bryn Gatland.
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