Figures in a new report by European football's governing body shows rugby in good health
Owens predicts Wales have proved in the past that they have what it takes to respond positively in the remaining Autumn Internationals after humbling 32-8 defeat to Australia
The Wasps player had been in contention to feature as openside flanker in England's autumn internationals
The 30-year-old South African has been medically advised to step down from the sport
Top four face off in the play-offs ahead of the Premiership final at Twickenham on Saturday 28 May
'Be ready for something that you might not have expected'
England captain has undergone brutal training regime ahead of tournament, she tells Hugh Godwin, as she wants to show her sport in best possible light
George North scored on his return to Scarlets to keep Northampton in the hunt for the European Champions Cup quarter-finals.
The chances of the respective national unions agreeing to such a move are zero at best, but the very suggestion could open up a new front in the club-versus-country conflict that has been rumbling away for two decades
'We want to get out of this pool having won all our games'
Rugby's equivalent to Real Madrid’s galacticos were worthy of their name – not to mention their bumper wage packets
Northampton just about keep their European Champions Cup agenda on the table
An injury caused the 25-year-old to cut short her playing career and take up officiating
Chris Hewett meets Mauger, the attack coach who is instilling an adventurous new approach in the Tigers’ game - just one part of the Antipodean transformation of English club rugby
To witness the uncapped loosehead prop Nick Auterac’s compelling combination of hard scrummaging and ballistic contributions in the loose in Bath’s 19-16 European Cup win over Leinster on Saturday was to see a man timing his run right for inclusion in the next national squad when it is named in January.
The All Black took the 1995 World Cup by storm and revolutionised his sport the way Don Bradman and Tiger Woods transformed theirs