Rugby World Cup 'timely' with the sport's off-field problems
Rugby World Cup begins on 8 September as hosts France play three-time winners New Zealand.
Hockey, rugby, squash pitch for level playing field in cricket-mad Pakistan
Advocates of sports under cricket's shadow say they don't have the environment to thrive or take top prizes, with a lack of investment and interest.
Hong Kong protest song replaces China anthem at South Korea rugby match
Before Hong Kong took on South Korea in the final of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series in Incheon on Sunday, "Glory to Hong Kong" was played instead of the Chinese anthem.
Rugby World Cup 2023 CEO Claude Atcher fired for 'alarming managerial practices'
A preliminary investigation into Atcher's management style found evidence of a "deep social malaise" within the organisation.
Irish Rugby bans transgender players from women's game
According to World Rugby’s guidelines transgender women have been excluded from women’s rugby due to the “size, force- and power-producing advantages conferred by testosterone during puberty and adolescence, and the resultant player welfare risks this creates.”
Ireland make history with test series win over New Zealand
Only a week after posting its first-ever test win over New Zealand in New Zealand, Ireland won again — and emphatically — to become only the third team and the first in almost 40 years to beat the All Blacks in a three-test series at home.
'We are human beings': Transgender rugby player Caroline Layt says ban is punishment
Caroline Layt, 56, a former player, now a journalist and activist for transgender athletes, said she was "physically assaulted" by some fellow players during club training in 2005.
World Rugby toughens concussion protocols with players now required to spend minimum 12 days on sidelines
Under the new rules, which come into effect from 1 July, most players diagnosed with concussion would miss their next match.
'Monumental moment': US private equity firm secures $134 million stake in New Zealand's All Blacks
The deal will see the California-based Silver Lake acquire a 5.8 per cent stake in a new commercial entity operated by New Zealand Rugby.
England rugby coach Eddie Jones clarifies remarks on US Open champion Emma Raducanu
Jones insisted Thursday there was no sexist intent behind his comments and that he had written to Raducanu to explain his remarks.
South Africa beat Great Britain 24-12 to win COVID-curtailed Sevens crown
Two tries each from Muller du Plessis and Siviwe Soyizwapi secured a comfortable victory for the South Africans, who had also won last week's Vancouver Sevens.
Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson pledges brain for head trauma research
Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson, who has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, has pledged to donate his brain for use by scientists researching head trauma.
India to compete in Asia Rugby U-18 Girls Rugby Sevens Championship
A total of five countries from across Asia including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and the hosts Uzbekistan will vie for top honours at the championship.
World Rugby calls for 'comprehensive consultation' over proposed 'World 12s' event
The 'World 12s' event, which is backed by a UK-based financial consortium and has yet to attain the backing of any federation, aims to pit the globe's top players against each other in a 12 v 12 format over 30-minute matches.
Rugby India gets support from Odisha government, U18 girls team to compete at Asian Championships
The national training and selection camp has already commenced at the KIIT University campus in Bhubaneswar from 14 August and will continue till 16 September.
Australia, New Zealand pull out of 2021 Rugby League World Cup citing COVID-19 concerns
The joint statement took tournament organisers RLWC2021 by surprise as it came just a week after they confirmed the World Cup would go ahead as planned.
Fiji rugby team says no to wearing jerseys bearing pro-vaccination message
Fiji’s major sponsor, Fijian Airlines, agreed to allow its prime advertising position on the front of the jerseys to be replaced with the message “Vaccinate Fiji.”
Euro 2020 comes first even in rugby-mad South Africa
A game between British and Irish Lions in Johannesburg will start at 1900 local time (1700 GMT) and finish before the second Euro semi-final kicks off at 1900 GMT in London.
French rugby federation allows transgender people to compete in domestic competitions from next season
With two years to go before the World Cup in France, the French federation said the vote sends a “benevolent and resolute signal that respect for minorities is an irrefutable right in our sport."
Cape Town to host 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens
The World Cup, the eighth edition for men and fourth for women, will be contested by 24 men's and 16 women's teams and is the first to be hosted in Africa.