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.
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.
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."
The two nations have combined to deliver some of the most storied matches in the tournament's history, including the 1987 and 2011 finals, both won by the All Blacks.
All Blacks, France set to renew long-standing rivalry after being drawn in same pool for 2023 Rugby World Cup
A New Zealand-France game evokes so many memories — the 1987 and 2011 finals, both won by the All Blacks; the dramatic ‘99 semi-final and ’07 quarter-final, both won by Les Tricolores.
Despite filing for bankruptcy during coronavirus pandemic, USA Rugby optimistic about bidding for World Cup in 2027
The Americans retain a vital place in global rugby because of the untapped potential they possess, in both a commercial and sporting sense
Coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori attended meeting with official who has tested positive for COVID-19
Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori attended a meeting on 10 March that included the deputy head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) who tested positive for the new coronavirus this week, officials said.
While Japan and IOC maintain that the Olympics will go ahead on schedule, there are event-specific plans for natural disasters that regularly strike the island nation
South Africa's Olympics gold-medallist swimmer Chad le Clos says he always knew Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was cheating
Sun, a multiple world and Olympic champion, was banned for eight years last Friday for missing an out-of-competition test in 2018
Springbok legend Tendai Mtawarira announced on Wednesday his retirement from international rugby, four days after helping South Africa win the Rugby World Cup.
Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africans scream, sing and dance as Springboks make heroes return after third title
A carnival atmosphere enveloped the normally sedate international arrivals section of the airport as every Springbok received deafening applause.
Pressed on the situation in a post-match news conference after the World Cup final defeat to South Africa, England coach Eddie Jones again remained tight-lipped
Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus says pep talk on hardships back home inspired squad to third world title
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said Saturday that a frank discussion about real-life hardship back home had fuelled his side's hunger to capture a third Rugby World Cup.
Rugby World Cup 2019: We come from different backgrounds, races but came together with one goal, says South Africa's triumphant captain Siya Kolisi
An emotional Kolisi, the first black man to captain the Springboks, devoted the Webb Ellis Cup to the people of South Africa and said he was so grateful for their support.
South Africa clinched the Rugby World Cup in Yokohama, Japan with a 32-12 win over England. South Africa have triumphed after consecutive title wins for New Zealand.
Rugby World Cup 2019: Siya Kolisi, South Africa's first-ever black captain, stands on cusp of history
Siya Kolisi, the first black player appointed as Springboks captain, will have a chance to etch his name in history on Saturday when he leads South Africa in the final against England at Yokohama.
Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Ben Spencer goes from feeding kids to final squad in span of 'crazy few days'
Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer had been taking care of his children, having watched England's stunning 19-7 semi-final win over the All Blacks on television, when he got the call to pack his bags.
From ignoring the haka to performing one of their own, opponents down the years have come up with innovative ways to face down the pre-match ritual. Here are some of the best ripostes to the ancient Maori challenge:
Rugby World Cup 2019: England fined for haka challenge even as All Blacks praise 'fantastic' response
England have been fined for crossing the halfway line during New Zealand's haka after they formed a provocative V-shaped formation at last weekend's World Cup semi-final in Yokohama, tournament organisers said
Rugby World Cup 2019: Coach Rassie Erasmus says South Africa will not be employing different tactics, combination in final
South Africa might have been criticised for their dull tactics at the World Cup, but coach Rassie Erasmus has promised more of the same in the final against England on Saturday.