Jun 26, 2008: Toulouse will be without stars Yannick Nyanga and Jean-Baptiste Elissalde for Toulouse's Top 14 final clash with Clermont Auvergne on Saturday.
Jun 25, 2008: Players' chief Damian Hopley today refused to condemn the conduct of England stars during a shambolic fortnight in New Zealand.
Jun 19, 2008: South African World Cup winners John Smit and Percy Montgomery have been named by their respective French clubs Clermont-Auvergne and Perpignan in the squads for Saturday's Top 14 semi-final in Marseilles.
Jun 17, 2008: Sale Sharks face the daunting prospect of facing European champions Munster and two French teams in the group stages of next season's Heineken Cup.
Jun 15, 2008: Ireland team manager Paul McNaughton has revealed he and head coach Declan Kidney plan to finalise their backroom line-up before the squad meet up again inAugust.
Jun 14, 2008: Competitive rugby is drawing to a close in France with the final round of league matches concluding on Saturday, and we're now set for two mouth-watering semi-finals due to be played next weekend.
Jun 11, 2008: The Pacific Nations Cup has made a significant impact on the IRB World ranking this week, with Fiji, in ninth place, moving to within striking distance of Ireland.
Jun 1, 2008: Ireland arrived in Wellington today buoyed by Munster and Leinster's recent successes but minus their captain Brian O'Driscoll, scrum-half Eoin Reddan and full-back Geordan Murphy.
May 19, 2008: The IRFU have announced that former Ireland International Paul McNaughton has been named as the new Ireland Team Manager.
May 19, 2008: Bath Rugby have their last shot at silverware under departing captain Steve Borthwick when they go into their European Challenge Cup final high noon Sunday showdown with Worcester Warriors at Kingsholm, Gloucester.
May 7, 2008: Ireland have confirmed the appointment of Declan Kidney as head coach through to the next World Cup.
Apr 27, 2008: With Toulouse absent on Heineken Cup duty at Twickenham French Top 14 rivals Clermont Auvergne consolidated their position at the top of the league.
Apr 6, 2008: Worcester Warriors and Bath Rugby will have home advantage in the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup, to be played on the weekend of 25/26/27 April.
Mar 13, 2008: The appointment of England's World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson onto the Professional Game Board has been welcomed by the players' union as a "significant step forward".
Mar 4, 2008: The members of the International Rugby Players' Association (IRPA) have held their first quarterly conference of the year in Cape Town, South Africa.
Feb 22, 2008: The International Rugby Board world rankings will be used for the first time to seed teams at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand - with the draw for pool places to take place in December this year.
Jan 28, 2008: ERC, European Challenge Cup organisers, have today confirmed the fixture details for the 2007/2008 European Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
Jan 24, 2008: Clermont Auvergne flanker Alexandre Audebert has received an eight-week ban after being found guilty of foul play during his team's Heineken Cup clash against Munster earlier this month.
Jan 20, 2008: The eight qualifiers from the pool stages and the draw for the quarter finals of the European Challenge Cup have been confirmed by ERC.
Jan 19, 2008: Samoan powerhouse Isaac Feaunati scored two tries as Bath eased into the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals at the Recreation Ground.