Castle unveiled as Rugby Australia CEO

2:33 AM GMTESPN staffRaelene Castle Mark Kolbe/Getty ImagesFormer Netball New Zealand and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs chief executive Raelene Castle has been appointed Rugby Australia chief executive in another piece of sports administration history.Castle is the first woman to lead Australian rugby's national governing body, and the first female CEO across the

Pulver 'delivered' for Australian rugby

Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne is adamant outgoing chief executive Bill Pulver "delivered" during his turbulent five-year reign.Four months after Pulver promised to step down amid unprecedented disillusionment among Australian fans, former Netball New Zealand and Canterbury NRL chief Raelene Castle was named as his successor.Bill Pulver Mark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesBut

Saracens owner hits out at 'chaotic' EPCR

Saracens owner Nigel Wray sided with Clermont as he hit out at Champions Cup organisers European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) over the handling of the pair's rearranged fixture.Clermont made good on their promise to use the fallout as motivation as they ran out comfortable 46-14 winners at Allianz Park

Saracens vs. Clermont: Snow fallout explained

3:15 PM GMTESPN staffClermont's trip to north London will not be a wasted one after Saracens confirmed that their Champions Cup clash will go ahead in front of fans Monday.The French club are far from happy with how the situation has been handled, and have claimed that they were

Saracens to allow fans in for Clermont clash

10:56 AM GMTESPN staffSaracens' rearranged Champions Cup clash with Clermont Auvergne will no longer be played behind closed doors after the hosts confirmed all tickets for the fixture remained valid.The game at Allianz Park was originally scheduled for Sunday but "adverse weather conditions" around the stadium saw the it

Tuilagi, Toomua set for Tigers returns

10:39 AM GMTESPN staffLeicester's bid to wrestle back control of their Champions Cup destiny could be boosted by the return of Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua.The Tigers slipped to the bottom of Pool 4 following their 33-10 defeat to Munster Saturday and will face the Irish province again at

Blitzboks disappoint as Kiwis win Cape Town Sevens

It wasn't a great day for the African teams on the second day of the Cape Town Sevens, with the favourites South Africa losing in the semi-finals and Kenya and Uganda playing off for 13th place.The Blitzboks narrowly beat surprise packages Canada 19-12 in the bronze medal match, after

Cipriani still undecided on Wasps future

4:10 PM GMTESPN staffDanny Cipriani remains undecided on his future and has not given up hope on an England call up.His contract is due to expire at the end of the season but if Eddie Jones continues to ignore the fly-half a move to the Top 14 may be

Faletau injury adds to Bath misery

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder was dealt a double blow as Taulupe Faletau suffered a knee injury during the 24-20 Champions Cup defeat at Toulon.A moment of individual brilliance from Toulon's new France international Anthony Belleau atoned for Chris Ashton's howler, which almost gifted Bath a notable away

CC team news: Henshaw, O'Brien back for Leinster

5:24 PM GMTESPN staffThe Champions Cup returns with some mouthwatering clashes, but injuries from the recent autumn internationals have had an impact.ESPN brings you the latest team news ahead of the weekend's round three action.FRIDAYGlasgow Warriors vs. MontpellerScotstoun Stadium, 7:45 p.m.Scotland centre Huw Jones will make his Glasgow debut