World Rugby

Ugly Scenes As Spain Fail To Automatically Qualify For RWC 2019

Romanian referee has to be escorted from the field after angry Spain's loss to Belgium hands Romania a World Cup place<p><b>Ugly Scenes As Spain Fail To</b> …

Rugby Union

World Rugby to monitor player discipline before World Cup

<b>World Rugby is monitoring recent disciplinary cases in Ireland and France before this year's World Cup.</b><p>England dropped Dylan Hartley after he was cited and banned for four weeks for headbutting Saracens' Jamie George.<p>Ireland's Jack McGrath and Ian Madigan and France's Yoann Huget have all escaped …

Dylan Hartley

England vs Ireland player ratings: Owen Farrell and Sam Simmonds falter as Dan Leavy stars on Grand Slam Saturday

England suffered a 24-15 defeat against Six Nations champions Ireland to confirm their worst finish in the championship in 35 years, with Eddie …

Six Nations Championship

Grand slam winning Joe Schmidt should coach the All Blacks after Steve Hansen

ASSOCIATED PRESS<p>Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says he felt immense relief and pride in his team's Six Nations triumph.<p><b>OPINION:</b> Joe Schmidt will surely be …

New Zealand

Assistant ref gets the boot

Owens on line for decider after official attends England training<p>World Rugby have responded to the controversy surrounding assistant referee Marius …

Rugby Union

World Rugby Concussion Management on the App Store

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.<p>iPhone Screenshots<p>Description<p>Welcome to the World Rugby Concussion Management for the …

Rugby Union

World Rugby admits blunder and pulls assistant referee from England vs Ireland clash at Twickenham

Marius van der Westhuizen has been pulled from Saturday’s England vs Ireland match after World Rugby admitted that it should not have allowed the South African official to enter the hosts’ camp earlier this week.<p>Eyebrows had been raised after England invited Van der Westhuizen to referee their …

Rugby Union

Wales v France Six Nations team announcement RECAP: Warren Gatland speaks to the media after dropping Aaron Shingler

16:50<p>Nigel Owens called up to replace stood down official<p>Welsh referee Nigel Owens was supposed to be the fourth official at the Principality Stadium …

Dan Biggar

How to trace your Irish family history: a step-by-step guide

It’s easier than ever to trace your ancestry, using online church records to DNA kits<p>3 minutes ago Updated: less than a minute ago<p>Ireland has a …

Garry Ringrose

Ireland up to second, Springboks fifth in World Rugby rankings

Ireland have replaced England in second place in the World Rugby rankings following their 28-8 win over Scotland in the Six Nations on …

South African Rugby

Subscriber Only: Fintan O'Toole: The populism of the far right is utterly phoney

We need to take the reactionary threat seriously without taking seriously the grandiose self-image of the reactionaries<p>8 minutes ago<p>‘History”, Steve …

News (Ireland)

Gardaí say they have foiled 50 Hutch-Kinahan feud killings

Fourteen people have died, most of them linked to Hutch gang, since September 2015<p>Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 19:17 Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018, …

News (Ireland)

Why resurgent ‘Shujaa’ can strike gold in Gold Coast

Coach Simiyu has silenced the naysayers,

Rio De Janeiro

Ireland officially up to second in World Rugby rankings

Six Nations Championship

Su Carty to be IRFU’s representative on World Rugby Council

News (Ireland)

'They're going to be dangerous' - Joe Schmidt fires England warning as he urges young guns to seize the moment

Schmidt wary of England threat as he urges Ireland's young guns to seize their Grand Slam opportunity<p>Ireland have their third title in five seasons …

Six Nations Championship

Sport: Samoa A and Tonga A lose Pacific Challenge openers

The captain of Samoa A, Henry Stowers, has bravely taken responsibility for his side's last gasp loss to the Fiji Warriors, 33-21.

Cyclone Gita

India's Rugby Revolution

A sport once played exclusively by the British rulers is giving women in India, especially those from the most disadvantaged communities, a sense of …

Six Nations Championship

World Rugby leadership scholarships drive gender parity on International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, World Rugby is proud to announce the inaugural recipients of its Leadership Development Scholarships.<p>The …

Rugby Union

New World Cup bidding process considered which could allow smaller nations to host

World Rugby is to consider a radical overhaul of the bidding process to host future World Cups that could open the door for smaller nations, such as Ireland, to stage the tournament.<p>One option could be to combine voting on up to three future tournaments at once, with at least one being awarded to a …

Rugby Union

Is menopause finally mainstream?

‘It’s probably never going to be exactly ‘hip’ but it is coming out of the shadows because this generation are willing to talk about stuff’<p>Tue, Mar …

Chuck Feeney

I'm off if Wallabies don't win World Cup, says Cheika

SYDNEY - Australia coach Michael Cheika says he will walk away at the end of his contract next year if the Wallabies don’t win the 2019 Rugby World …

Michael Cheika

Ireland No 8 Heaslip retires after year out with injury

DUBLIN — Ireland No. 8 Jamie Heaslip announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect on Monday after nearly a year out of the international …

Joe Schmidt

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Meet The Trans Rugby Player Fighting For Trans-Inclusive Policies In Sports

"At some point, they need to look at us as humans."<p>View this post on Facebook<p>However, other sports governing bodies, such as the NCAA, allow athletes like Jean who have maintained certain hormone levels to compete. World Rugby is one of the few that still requires surgery.<p>Fordham University …


Gregor Paul: How World Rugby conspired against the All Blacks

Naturally, the notion there could be a World Rugby conspiracy to end or limit the All Blacks' dominance has to be laughed out of town.What paranoid …

Bledisloe Cup

The new life of Allan Bateman and the truth about being asked to throw a Wales match

The days of leaving opposition attackers in a crumpled heap may be over for Allan Bateman, but he’s still tackling major issues in Wales. In fact, a …

News (Wales)

Precedent is everything in the murky, confused world of TMO decisions

The rumbling row over the decision not to award a try to Wales’s Gareth Anscombe against England highlights another grey area in the game’s laws<p>Warren Gatland decried a “terrible mistake” by the TMO after Wales’s defeat to England last weekend and prompted an admission from World Rugby that the law …

Rugby Union

Junior Boks to kick off U20 Champs in Perpignan

2018-02-14 17:38<p>Chean Roux (Gallo Images)<p>Cape Town - The <b>Junior Springboks</b> will kick off the <b>World Rugby U20 Championship</b> campaign against Georgia in …

Sport (South Africa)

Referee's View: World Rugby is failing to source best TMOs

There are a few key points to address after World Rugby admitted television match official Glenn Newman made a mistake with his decision not to award a try to Wales’ Gareth Anscombe at Twickenham.<p>The worst thing for the governing body to do was to come out and either support or put Newman down, …