Rugby Union

Union Match Report

Battered Force go down fighting against Crusaders

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 24: Tetera Faulkner, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Matt Philip and Pek Cowan of the Force (L-R) ...

Western Force coach Dave Wessels says his battered team will be better for the experience after conceding seven tries in a bruising 45-17 loss to the Crusaders in Friday night's Super Rugby clash in Christchurch.

Ireland deny England grand slam and record

Shocked: England players come to terms with their loss against Ireland.

England were denied successive grand slams and a world record for successive Test match victories after going down 13-9 to Ireland in the final match of this year's Six Nations.