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Our analyst Sam Larner returns to Planet Rugby to study the kick-off and how teams are looking to exploit this vital set-piece in the game.
All Blacks back-row Ardie Savea has inked a two-year deal with New Zealand Rugby and the Hurricanes, recommitting through until 2021.
Many voted, we counted, and here it is – the Planet Rugby Readers’ Team of the Year for 2018. Thank you for taking part in the process.
Planet Rugby looks back at the best – and worst – of 2018 expressed in numerical form, this year coming at you via a festive advent calendar.
Geordan Murphy has been appointed Leicester head coach after holding the position on an interim basis since the opening weeks of the season.
Fly-half Duncan Weir has committed his future to Worcester Warriors by signing a two-year contract extension to remain at Sixways until 2021.
George Horne has become the latest player to sign a new contract at Glasgow Warriors, committing to the PRO14 outfit until at least 2021.
Ulster and Ireland hooker Rory Best believes his country’s head coach, Joe Schmidt, could lead the British and Irish Lions to success in 2021.
Castres duo Rory Kockott and Marc-Antoine Rallier have been cited for incidents arising from their Champions Cup fixture against Munster.
Another busy day in the rugby union game with Duncan Paia’aua joining Toulon and Clermont’s Isaia Toeava suffering a season-ending injury.
Worcester Warriors have announced that back-row Gerrit-Jan van Velze has extended his stay at the club after signing a new two-year contract.
Promising Reds playmaker Duncan Paia’aua is set to leave the Brisbane-based Super Rugby outfit to join Top 14 side Toulon at the end of 2019.
Clermont were dealt a blow after it was revealed that utility back Isaia Toeava is set to be sidelined for six months due to a shoulder injury.
Gloucester have announced that seven players, including backs Charlie Sharples and Jason Woodward, have agreed new contracts at the club.
Another busy day in the rugby union game as named our best line-up from the Champions Cup action that took place over the weekend.
Ulster second-row Iain Henderson is set to miss most of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign after undergoing surgery on a thumb injury.
With a thrilling weekend now over, test your knowledge on the games that took place in the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.
Now that the dust has settled on Round Four of the Champions Cup, we have gone through the action to pick the best players from the games.