Rugby’s governing body defended its election processes Thursday after a report accused it of allowing backroom deals in the vote for a new chairman and said it had ignored corruption in the Pacific.
CFR’s officials have expressed their happiness with the Kingdom rejoining Asia Rugby.
The Auckland Blues, featuring their blue-chip signing Beauden Barrett for the first time, overran the Wellington Hurricanes 30-20 on Sunday as the return of live sport in New Zealand drew a full house to Auckland’s Eden Park.
Agustin Pichot is to resign from the World Rugby Council following his narrow defeat to Bill Beaumont for the chairmanship of the sport’s governing body, he announced on Wednesday.
Former England captain Bill Beaumont was re-elected as World Rugby chairman on Saturday and immediately came under pressure to have the “courage” to make the big decisions.
Rugby Australia’s beleaguered chief executive Raelene Castle resigned late Thursday, a report said, ending weeks of speculation about her future triggered by the sport’s dismal financial outlook.
Two Fiji rugby players have been arrested for ignoring the Pacific nation’s coronavirus self-isolation rules, with local authorities saying their “irresponsible behaviour” would be reported to rugby’s world governing body.
Australian rugby league may be shut down due to COVID-19 but that didn’t spare the scandal-plagued sport more bad news as two Canterbury Bulldogs players were sacked over an escapade with “young females”.
Cambodia Federation of Rugby is the latest sports federation to suspend its games.
The Kenya rugby fraternity was thrown into mourning on Wednesday following the sudden death of international Tony Onyango.
Twenty rugby coaches underwent further training to enhance their skills.
French rugby league club Catalans Dragons signed controversial former Australian rugby star Israel Folau on Tuesday, triggering widespread condemnation for hiring a player banned at home for highly publicised homophobic views.
Rahus to engage in international friendly matches against a visiting team from the US.
Australian rugby was already in crisis when Raelene Castle took over but the problems refuse to go away for the chief executive — even after ending the Israel Folau anti-gay controversy.
Billy Vunipola has promised England will “come out firing” in the World Cup final against South Africa, revealing he has been getting rugby tips from his auntie ahead of the biggest game of his life.
The results for the Champion Nation Rugby’s 7 are out. The tournament was held over the weekend from October 26-27 at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP).
Wales made it into the last four of the World Cup with a dramatic come from behind 20-19 win over 14-man France.
Ten different teams will be competing in the upcoming Champion Nation Rugby’s 7
South Africa are expected to breeze past Canada in today’s Rugby World Cup match but while the Springboks see the game as a chance to rest key players ahead of the knockout stages captain Siya Kolisi is happy not to have been left on the sidelines.
The drop goal is by far the rarest form of scoring in rugby.
Australia’s first-up thrashing by a second-string South Africa side in the Rugby Championship on Saturday has triggered alarm bells at home but scrumhalf Nic White has said all the Wallabies’ ills can be fixed within a week.
A fresh fundraising drive for sacked Australia fullback Israel Folau quickly hit the AUS$1 million (US$696,100) mark in donations after it was launched by a Christian lobby yesterday.
Rugby star Israel Folau said his resolve to fight his sacking for homophobic comments had “only been hardened” by criticism as a crowdfunding campaign for his legal fees was shut down yesterday.
With 100 days to go until the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, organisers have turned one eye towards the legacy the tournament will leave in Japan and Asia as a whole.
Israel Folau is set to launch legal action against Rugby Australia this week, a report said yesterday, with the sacked Wallabies fullback saying: “All I ask is to be treated fairly and by the law.”
Folau is to have his contract terminated after posting a meme on social media that said gay people would go to “hell”.
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An unprecedented wave of rule changes is set to test the patience of players, coaches and fans alike when the Australian Football League (AFL) season kicks off on Thursday.
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Australia will not scrap its restrictions on overseas-based players representing it.