New Zealand National Rugby Union Team

Francis to return to England

The Blues will be on the lookout for yet another first five next season. Piers Francis has signed with English Premiership club Northampton Saints and will return to his native England later this year. Francis played at number 10 against the Crusaders last weekend after startin...

Northampton sign Kiwi back Francis

London - Northampton have signed versatile back Piers Francis from New Zealand outfit the Blues, the English Premiership club announced on Monday.England-born Francis moved to New Zealand eight years ago and came through the youth ranks at Auckland before playing in the National ...

Northampton announce signing of Auckland Blues back Piers Francis

Aviva Premiership club Northampton have announced the signing of Auckland Blues back Piers Francis. Kent-born Francis, a fly-half or centre, headed to New Zealand eight years ago and was part of the Auckland Academy before moving on to play in the National Provincial Championshi...

Ireland vs England player ratings

England's winning run was finally brought to a close as their quest for consecutive Grand Slams ended in a 13-9 defeat by Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. The reigning RBS 6 Nations champions fell to a try by Iain Henderson and eight points from Johnny Sexton, denying them the 19th...

Scotland's Brown cited for Daly tackle

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown could be ruled out of his side's Six Nations finale against Italy after being cited for a dangerous tackle on England wing Elliot Daly. The Glasgow front row spent 1...

Jones wants Six Nations kings England to seize 'greatness'

Twickenham - England coach Eddie Jones challenged his side to achieve "greatness" by completing back-to-back Grand Slams after they retained their Six Nations title with a round to spare followin...

Six Nations: England thrash Scotland to equal rugby world record

Yet England, off color so far this year, dazzled at Twickenham to not only retain their Six Nations title but equal the world record of 18 consecutive Test victories for a Tier One side, set by N...

How to follow England vs Scotland live online

England are attempting to match New Zealand's world record 18 straight Test victories when they welcome Scotland to Twickenham for Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash. The Red Rose have won 17 succes...

Jones gets cranky as England eye history

It's strange trying to create a siege mentality when your team have won 17 tests in a row but that appears to be England coach Eddie Jones's approach heading into Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash ag...

England injury scare after Owen Farrell limps out of training

England were given a scare ahead of their crunch Six Nations showdown with Scotland after star man Owen Farrell limped out of training on Thursday. With Lions coach Warren Gatland watching the s...

England change three for Scotland clash

London - England coach Eddie Jones resisted the temptation to bring Billy Vunipola straight back into his starting XV for Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash against Scotland at Twickenham as he made t...