Rugby

Meet Louise Fellingham - the Salford Red Devil inspiring girls on and off pitch

Louise Fellingham knows exactly what it means to be a role model for young girls as a firefighter – now she is taking that responsibility onto rugby league grounds. Stand-off Fellingham is the captain of the newly-formed Salford Women’s team that won their first ever game against local rivals Swinton at weekend. She only started playing the sport last year with Warrington’s reserve team, but impressed the Red Devils’ coaching

Gallagher Premiership final will be shown on ITV

Gallagher Premiership final will be shown on ITV as rugby’s top division strikes new deal with the broadcaster to show four live matches and a weekly highlights programme this season Gallagher Premiership final will be shown on free-to-air TV for first time this term English rugby’s top division has struck a fresh new broadcast deal with ITV Four matches and a weekly highlights programme will be all be shown on

Scotland name five uncapped players in Six Nations squad

Townsend has named five uncapped players Gregor Townsend has named five uncapped players in Scotland’s 39-man squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations Saracens back-rower Andy Christie and London Irish scrum-half Ben White are two of the new faces in the pool. Rory Darge, Ben Vellacott and Kyle Rowe are also rewarded with call-ups ahead of Scotland’s first game of the championship against England at Murrayfield on Saturday 5 February.

Biggest omissions and surprise selections from England's Six Nations squad

England will embark on another Six Nations quest with new faces among their fellowship, while a sea of established stars have been left by the wayside. Eddie Jonesnamed his squad for the tournament on Tuesday, including no fewer than six potential debutants in Orlando Bailey, Alfie Barbeary, Luke Northmore, Tommy Freeman, Ollie Hassell-Collins and Ollie Chessum. While not all of those selections were too surprising based on current form, Leicester

Owen Farrell leads 36-man England Six Nations squad

Owen Farrell will lead England for the Six Nations Owen Farrell has been named as England captain for the 2022 Six Nations with a 36-player group selected by Eddie Jones ahead of the tournament. The squad will assemble in Brighton on Monday 24 January for a five-day training camp ahead of the tournament. England open their campaign against Scotland at Murrayfield on 5 February. George Ford is again left out,

Falcons boss insists England players NOT worried over withheld payment

Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards insists the Falcons’ England quartet Jamie Blamire, Trevor Davison, Adam Radwan and Callum Chick are NOT concerned after the club withheld payments of almost £100,000 Jamie Blamire, Trevor Davison, Adam Radwan and Callum Chick were all called up to Eddie Jones’s England squad last Autumns Payments to England players are handed out to clubs to be passed on to players  The Newcastle Falcons quartet’s payments

Wales hope fans will be allowed to attend Six Nations games in Cardiff

Wales hope to welcome fans to Six Nations games in Cardiff as Welsh government ready to lift Covid rule on sporting fixtures being played behind closed doors Sporting events must currently be played behind closed doors in Wales But First Minister Mark Drakeford is expected to relax restrictions on Friday Fans could now be allowed to attend Six Nations games in Cardiff next month Welsh Rugby Union bosses are poised for a

Docherty steps aside as Blues co-captain to focus on recovery after cancer

Carlton’s Sam Docherty has stepped down as Blues’ co-captain to focus solely on getting himself right for the 2022 season, having had chemotherapy post-season after a recurrence of testicular cancer. The popular and respected Blue has been training well after the second cancer diagnosis in 12 months and expects to play a key role rebounding from defence in the upcoming season. Sam Docherty at pre-season training in December.Credit:AFL Photos However,

Football giant returns to the AFL: Hird joins GWS in leadership role

James Hird has returned to AFL football, taking up a leadership role at Greater Western Sydney alongside assistant coach and former teammate Mark McVeigh. The Giants announced on Tuesday night that the Australian Football Hall of Famer would make his football return “in a new role” with the club. James Hird has taken on a part-time leadership role with the GWS Giants.Credit:Photo: GWS Giants Hird said he was looking forward

Bath 22-19 Worcester: Bath secure first league win of the season

Bath 22-19 Worcester: Bath secure first league win of the season as they get the better of Warriors side who played 78 minutes with 14 men after Rory Sutherland’s dismissal Bath managed to get their first win of the season as they beat Worcester  Worcester played 78 minutes with 14 men after Rory Sutherland was sent off Warriors head coach Jonathan Thomas criticised the decision to send him off  Bath