Match officials to June 8

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 11:46pm
The match officials for the opening weekend of the June internationals have been announced, with Nigel Owens in the middle at Eden Park.

JWC: Day One wrap

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 11:04pm
Reigning Junior World Championship holders England's defence began with a promising 63-3 victory over Italy in Pukekohe on Monday.

MOORE TO CAPTAIN QANTAS WALLABIES, HOOPER AND ASHLEY-COOPER NAMED AS VICE-CAPTAINS

WALLABIES - 2 June 2014 - 10:59pm

Qantas Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie today announced that stalwart hooker Stephen Moore will lead Australia in Saturday night’s opening Castrol EDGE France Tour clash against the French at Suncorp Stadium.

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Double blow for Ireland

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 10:39pm
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will be without Keith Earls and Martin Moore for the trip to Argentina, with Noel Reid and Rodney Ah You selected.

Australian coach joins Leicester

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 10:33pm
Australian coach Phil Blake will join Leicester Tigers' staff as defence coach in time for the new season.

World XV's final squad confirmed

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 9:47pm
The World XV squad to face South Africa at Newlands on Saturday has been confirmed and there are two changes to the original squad.

Fly-half Heathcote to join Edinburgh

WORLD - 2 June 2014 - 9:44pm
Bath have confirmed fly-half Tom Heathcote will join Edinburgh Rugby next season

Edinburgh capture Heathcote

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 9:42pm
Edinburgh have announced the signing of 22-year-old Scotland fly-half Tom Heathcote, from Bath, on a one-year deal to 2015.

Impressive England thrash Italy

WORLD - 2 June 2014 - 9:37pm
There were good wins for Australia, England, South Africa and Wales in the opening round of the Junior World Championship

Morgan rejected Dragons for Bristol

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 9:30pm
Wales fly-half Matthew Morgan has no regrets about signing with Bristol for next season after being selected to tour South Africa.

Who's hot...and who's not!

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 9:09pm
It's time for our weekly wrap up of who has their name in lights at the moment...and who is making the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Burger seals Japan move

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 8:41pm
Stormers and South Africa flanker Schalk Burger has signed a two-year contract with Japanese side Suntory Goliath.

Burger seals Japan move

SUPER 15 - 2 June 2014 - 8:41pm
Stormers and South Africa flanker Schalk Burger has signed a two-year contract with Japanese side Suntory Goliath.

Waller one of 16 called by England

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 8:15pm
England have added 16 players to their New Zealand tour squad following the Aviva Premiership Final between Saracens and Saints.

Samoa legend Lima facing jail

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 7:57pm
Former Samoa star Brian Lima has been found guilty of three charges against him after it emerged he had been violent towards his ex-wife.

Lancaster adds 16 to New Zealand tour party

WORLD - 2 June 2014 - 7:28pm
Stuart Lancaster has added 16 players to his New Zealand tour squad in the aftermath of this weekend's matches

Mallinder signs five-year Saints deal

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 6:16pm
Northampton Saints have announced that director of rugby Jim Mallinder has signed a new five-year contract with the club.

Gear targets All Blacks return

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 5:58pm
After impressive with a double in the Barbarians' 39-29 win over England at Twickenham, Hosea Gear revealed his Test ambitions.

Race against time for Twelvetrees

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 5:51pm
England head coach Stuart Lancaster admits 'the clock is ticking' for Billy Twelvetrees to prove his fitness for the first Test.

Lawes buzzing for NZ Tests

PLANET RUGBY - 2 June 2014 - 5:45pm
Northampton Saints lock Courtney Lawes is 'brimming with confidence' ahead of travelling with England to New Zealand.

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