May 25 2013 Latest news:
Dylan Hartley could be suspended from the British and Irish Lions tour after he was sent off during the Aviva Premiership final.
London Broncos coach Tony Rea was disappointed after his side were beaten 46-18 by the Catalan Dragons.
Catalan Dragons 46 London Broncos 18
Leicester 37 Northampton 17
London Wasps wing and players’ player of the year Christian Wade will make his first senior appearance in an England shirt in Sunday’s non-cap international against the Barbarians at Twickenham.
Nick Evans would love to be playing for Harlequins at Twickenham this weekend but representing the Barbarians comes as a close second best for the New Zealand fly-half.
Bochum-Witten and Barking hope it’s the start of a fruitful relationship.
Mike Tindall has expressed sympathy with Chris Robshaw as the World Cup winner knows what it feels like to miss out on selection for the British and Irish Lions squad.
Harlequins have confirmed that Chris Brooker is leaving the club to join Worcester Warriors.
Christian Wade was “shocked and humbled” to learn he had gone one better than Jonny Wilkinson by scooping a unique double at the Rugby Players’ Association awards.
London Broncos assistant coach Ben Fisher will be in the thick of the action in the opening game of the Magic Weekend at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
London Broncos are set to give a Super League debut to 20-year-old half-back Mike Bishay in the opening game of Magic Weekend against Catalan Dragons in Manchester on Saturday.
Prop Alex Corbisiero has described England’s summer itinerary as a “chance for redemption” following their Six Nations hiding at the hands of Wales.
British and Irish Lions forwards coach Graham Rowntree expects Sam Warburton to be galvanised by the presence of “proven warrior” Paul O’Connell on the tour to Australia.
Jonny Wilkinson has vowed to do everything he can to be fit and ready to answer an injury SOS from the British and Irish Lions if the call was to come this summer.
Alex Goode and Joel Tomkins have been ruled out of England’s South American tour through injury.
Jonathan Joseph believes the J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s series will be even more competitive next season.
Wasps have confirmed the signing of prop Ricky Reeves from Bedford ahead of next season.
London coach Tony Rea hit out at his battered players and said that their 64-6 Super League thrashing at the hands of Wigan was “unacceptable”.
Super League: London Broncos 6 Wigan 64
World Cup winner Danny Grewcock is convinced Lions boss Warren Gatland has made a huge mistake by overlooking Harlequins skipper Chris Robshaw for this summer’s tour to Australia.
Matt Stevens is delighted to be back among international rugby’s elite, but insists he has no regrets about calling time on his England career last summer.
VIDEO: Joe Launchbury is excited at the prospect of ending his breakthrough year with a successful England tour of Argentina.
Uncapped Wasps back Elliot Daly has been called into a star-studded Barbarians squad to face England and the British and Irish Lions.
VIDEO: Rugby World Cup winner and former England coach Martin Johnson helped set the wheels in motion for a unique world record attempt at one of London’s iconic landmarks.
London Irish centre Joe Ansbro has been forced to retire from rugby with immediate effect after suffering a neck injury in August 2012.
John Smit will captain Saracens in his farewell appearance for the club against the South African Barbarians at the Honourable Artillery Company on Thursday.
Exclusive: Full-back Alex Goode says Saracens’ top-of-the-table Premiership finish is no consolation after Sunday’s crushing semi-final defeat to Northampton in the play-offs.
VIDEO: England’s Dan Norton ended the London Sevens finished the Series World Series as the leading try and points scorer but it was champions New Zealand who ended the season on a high by winning the London edition yesterday.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall described his side’s 13-27 defeat to Northampton in today’s Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final as a “massive disappointment”.
Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final: Saracens 13 Northampton 27
VIDEO: Dan Norton scored England’s 1,000th point of the Sevens World Series in front of a record 71,898 crowd at Twickenham in the London edition as coach Ben Ryan’s side booked a quarter final against South Africa.
Harlequins boss Conor O’Shea paid a glowing tribute to Leicester tonight after the Tigers emphatically ended his team’s reign as English champions.
Aviva Premiership play-off: Leicester 33 Harlequins 16
Tony Rea paid tribute to London’s dominating forwards after the Broncos barged Bradford out of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup 25-16 at the Stoop.
Saracens will use the Allianz Park factor as a key ingredient in what they hope can be a recipe for success against Aviva Premiership play-off opponents Northampton tomorrow.
Challenge Cup: London Broncos 25 Bradford Bulls 16
Danny Care warned Leicester that Harlequins will not be prepared to relinquish their Aviva Premiership title without a fight ahead of this afternoon’s semi-final showdown at Welford Road.
Nick Easter will lead Harlequins into the Aviva Premiership play-offs after captain Chris Robshaw was ruled out of tomorrow’s clash against Leicester at Welford Road.
Saracens have been boosted by the return of two key stars for Sunday’s play-off semi-final but boss Mark McCall is wary warned his side that Northampton Saints have plenty of players who can turn the tie on its head and ruin the Londoners’ Premiership dream.