World Rugby

Bledisloe Cup 2018: Everyone 'sick of All Blacks' smugness and dirty tactics' says Tom Carter

“They won the last one, they have to be (favourites) don’t they?”<p>Those words from current All Blacks coach Steve Hansen have lit a fire under former …

Super Rugby

Folau won't alter aerial approach despite ban for challenge on O'Mahony

Israel Folau was punished following the incident in June.<p>Image: Photosport/Stuart Walmsley/INPHO<p>Israel Folau was punished following the incident in …

Super Rugby

Bok hooker depth pleasing for Proudfoot

2018-08-14 13:58<p>Bongi Mbonambi (Gallo Images)<p>Cape Town - One of the major boosts for the <b>Springboks</b> ahead of their <b>Rugby Championship</b> campaign is the …

Sport (South Africa)

Folau sick and tired of multiple Bledisloe Cup defeats

The All Blacks haven’t forgotten that evening at Suncorp Stadium, in particular their coach Steve Hansen. He might be living in fantasy land by …

Sport (Australia)

Ian Foster and TJ Perenara defend All Blacks star Beauden Barrett

THE All Blacks’ golden boy has had a charmed run with a Webb Ellis Cup, Super Rugby title and two world player of the year gongs to his name.<p>Now …

Sport (Australia)

Sport: SRU says campaign could damage WRC hopes

The Samoa Rugby Union is concerned a campaign by Pacific Rugby Players Welfare could damage their chances of gaining a seat on the World Rugby …

Rugby Union

Two more Australian female refs added to Women’s Sevens World Series

AUSTRALIA now have three permanent female referees officiating at international level with Tyler Miller and Madeline Putz to work on the Women’s …

World Series

Marcelo Bosch picks his best Argentina XV from 1996 to present

The Rugby Championship starts this weekend, live on <i>Sky Sports</i>, and throughout the week our analysts will be sharing their favourite XVs from their …

The Rugby Championship

NZ women's rugby team are given a traditional Aboriginal welcome after touching down in Sydney – and respond with a beautiful Maori song and dance

The New Zealand women's rugby union team were greeted at Sydney Airport with a traditional Indigenous dance.<p>A group of Aboriginal women performed a …

New Zealand

Super Rugby’s future: Same, same or World Series Rugby different?

At this time of year, when the six-month grind and rigour of Super Rugby has ended and the Rugby Championship is yet to kick off, Friday and Saturday …

Sport (Australia)

Sport: World Rugby challenged to do more to help Pacific nations

Rugby's governing body has been challenged to do more to help improve the governance of the sport in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.<p>The Pacific nations were …

Rugby Union

Overseas-based trio may remain with Springboks

Rassie Erasmus says that overseas-based players Francois Louw, Faf de Klerk, and Willie le Roux may remain with the Springboks if the team is hit by …

South African Rugby

Hrishi K with Brett Gosper - Chief Exec. ‘World Rugby’ on the India Trophy Tour & World Cup 2019

Rugby Union

Spark expands its role in sports media market

Spark New Zealand announced today that it has secured the exclusive New Zealand rights to more quality sports events - signalling a bigger play into …

Business (New Zealand)

The three greatest partnerships in Australian rugby history

Success in team sports is, funnily enough, all about teamwork. Individual talent is amplified in the presence of supporting colleagues. With that …

Sport (Australia)

Kiwi-born Liz Patu named new Wallaroos skipper ahead of Bledisloe series

Auckland-born Liz Patu, seen here on attack for Australia against Ireland, is the new Wallaroos captain.<p>Meet Liz Patu.<p>She's the Kiwi-born, new …

Sport (New Zealand)

Rankings rise for Uganda

Uganda’s 47-29 win over Morocco in the latest round of the Africa Gold Cup has seen the Rugby Cranes climb one place up to 35th in the World Rugby …

Africa

'Their event is inferior' - British All Blacks critic says Six Nations superior to Rugby Championship

British rugby writer and All Blacks critic Stephen Jones has now taken a swipe at the Southern Hemisphere game as a whole, declaring the Rugby …

Sport (New Zealand)

The five most exciting matchups ahead of Bledisloe I

Karl Tu'inukuafe played in all three tests against France in June.<p><b>1. Karl Tu'inukuafe v Taniela Tupou</b><p>It's odd to begin with two props who might not …

Sport (New Zealand)

Cricket in Olympics: How realistic is ICC's quest in the absence of BCCI support for the idea- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently conducted an online survey, asking opinions from the fans regarding the inclusion of the T20 format …

International Olympic Committee

Rassie's Boks on thin ice in Rugby Championship

Rumours that Faf de Klerk and Willie le Roux may return to their respective English clubs during the Rugby Championship have highlighted the lack of …

South African Rugby

World Rugby confirms Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 host candidate unions

World Rugby has confirmed Australia and New Zealand as Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 host candidates after each union submitted their bid responses to …

Rugby World Cup

Ronan O'Gara's great week gets better as Ireland legend is inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Last Saturday the former Ireland and Munster number ten capped a first year in New Zealand by winning the Super Rugby title with the Crusaders, with …

Rugby Union

New Zealand Win Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco

At the recent Sevens World Cup, NBC Sports set several viewership records.<p><b>NBC Sports’ Rugby Sevens World Cup Coverage Sets Records</b><p>The comprehensive …

Rugby World Cup

Michael Cheika expects Beauden Barrett to start for All Blacks

Watch the opening game of the Rugby Championship live on Sky Sports Action on August 18<p>Michael Cheika expects Beauden Barrett to start at fly-half …

Beauden Barrett

Twenty per cent of the players, '0.3 per cent' of the vote: The Pacific's push for World Rugby voice

Pacific Island rugby groups are calling for greater representation on the World Rugby Council, saying that the Pacific barely has a voice on the …

Rugby Union

Big Read: Keith Murdoch and the aftermath of the incident that ended his career

<b>In the final extract from the book Murdoch: The All Black Who Never Returned, Ron Palenski delves into the aftermath of the incident that ended the</b> …

Rugby Union

RWC Sevens 2018 sets record rugby broadcast audience in USA

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont has described record USA broadcast audiences for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco as “a major …

Team USA

The 5 at 5: Friday

Image: Shutterstock/B.Ann<p>Image: Shutterstock/B.Ann<p>EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, <i>TheJournal.ie</i> brings you the five biggest stories of the day.<p><b>1. #HOMELESS:</b> A …

Rugby Union

Rugby: NZ's Women's 2021 World Cup bid revealed

Auckland and Whangarei have been chosen as the two cities to host games, should New Zealand Rugby (NZR) succeed in its bid to have the Black Ferns …

New Zealand