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WRU Increases Investment After Tumultuous 2014

The WRU has ended the most tumultuous year in its history by announcing an increase in its level of investment to £22.5 million, despite a disappointing four per cent drop in turnover. The governing body...

Burgess to captain England in Australia

Phil Burgess will captain the England Sevens team in the first leg of the 2015-16 IRB World Sevens Series on the Gold Coast. Burgess will head up a team including three World Series debutants - Charlie...

Carzis’ four year plan is on track

Springbok conditioning coach Bazil Carzis believes that the conditioning advantage that the All Blacks have enjoyed over his team over the past few years has been whittled down.

Neck surgery rules Tom Johnson out of England’s autumn intwernationals

Stuart Lancaster has been dealt a further injury blow after Exeter Chiefs confirmed that Tom Johnson, their back-row forward, will miss next month’s QBE autumn internationals. Johnson, who has...

Dagg ready for 'hostile enemy base'

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has labelled it 'another classic Springboks-versus-All Blacks Test', a view supported by most pundits. However, fullback Israel Dagg regards it as far more serious -...

Sébastien Chabal on the role of a prop

EVER WONDERED what goes on in the front row? France legend Sébastien Chabal is here to explain exactly what the …Continue reading »

Beale axed by Wallabies following air-rage incident with flight

Beale axed by Wallabies following air-rage incident with flight staff

Kurtley Beale has been dumped for the Wallabies' final Rugby Championship match against Argentina after an in-flight row with a member of team management that triggered an internal investigation.

Kurtley Beale flare up reveals tensions among unhappy Wallabies | Rajiv Maharaj

Australia are flagging on the pitch and the picture is similarly grim behind the scenes as the team prepare for ArgentinaKurtley Beales verbal spat with a senior member of the Wallabies management team...

Chiefs' Johnson to have neck surgery

Exeter Chiefs flanker Tom Johnson has become the latest player to be ruled out of England's autumn internationals. He has not played since the national team's summer tour to New Zealand and is...

Woodward: 'New contracts could diminish fear factor'

World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has questioned the Rugby Football Union's decision to award the England management new contracts in the run-up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. In his column...

Racial Quota Debate Stirred in South African Rugby - New York Times

Racial Quota Debate Stirred in South African Rugby - New York Times

22 hours agoby New York Timeson Google News

CAPE TOWN — The selection of Teboho Mohoje ahead of the veteran Schalk Burger in the Springbok team that defeated Australia, 28-10, in the Rugby Championship test last weekend reignited the racial quota debate in South African rugby. The issue of ...

Rugby great Serevi does the Harlem shuffle – and dummy, sidestep and pass - The Guardian

Rugby great Serevi does the Harlem shuffle – and dummy, sidestep and pass - The Guardian

21 hours agoby The Guardianon Google News

On an unseasonably warm Monday morning in Harlem, in a small park at the junction of West 123rd Street and Morningside Avenue, swarms of New York schoolchildren picked up rugby balls and ran. Probably to the relief of parents familiar with the ...

This rugby fight got out of control - USA TODAY

This rugby fight got out of control - USA TODAY

2 days agoby USA TODAYon Google News

Taking the fight up on to the awards stand distinguishes this from other epic rugby fight videos. * The mic'ed up refs at the end were an amazing touch. Why aren't refs mic'ed up in American sports? I would pay extra to listen to an audio feed of an ...

Welsh Rugby Union hails £22.5m investment in the game - BBC News

Welsh Rugby Union hails £22.5m investment in the game - BBC News

20 hours agoby BBC Newson Google News

The Welsh Rugby Union has hailed another year of record investment in the game in its annual report for 2014. The governing body said it had allocated £22.5m to all levels of the sport, up from £22.1m in 2013, while paying off another £4.5m of bank debt.

Toulon prop Andrew Sheridan retires from rugby due to neck injury - The Guardian

Toulon prop Andrew Sheridan retires from rugby due to neck injury - The Guardian

Andrew Sheridan, the former England and Lions loosehead prop, has announced his retirement from rugby on medical grounds after failing to recover from a neck injury sustained while playing for Toulon. Sheridan, 34, was capped 40 times by England and ...

Ticket ballots to be held for some Rugby World Cup 2015 matches - The Guardian

Ticket ballots to be held for some Rugby World Cup 2015 matches - The Guardian

The England Rugby 2015 chief executive, Debbie Jevans, said: “We are very pleased with the demand for tickets and the number of applications. It is clear that, for many matches or price categories, demand has exceeded supply and every one of the 48 ...

Rugby aims to reach new heights in Bolivia - IRB

Rugby aims to reach new heights in Bolivia - IRB

22 hours agoby IRBon Google News

The goal is to have a game of rugby played at 6,500 metres above sea level by March of next year. This would not only be a unique sporting event and the highest any ball-sport has ever been played competitively – together with a football game played in ...

Is rugby now too dangerous for children? - The Guardian

Is rugby now too dangerous for children? - The Guardian

3 days agoby The Guardianon Google News

Rugby is a contact sport and now, at the highest levels, a thudding and sometimes shocking collision sport. Injuries, everyone accepts, are an inevitable part of the game. But increasingly there is concern that rugby has become too dangerous. At the ...

Getting the 'Lead' out: Leadingham a UK rugby captain - The Independent

Getting the 'Lead' out: Leadingham a UK rugby captain - The Independent

The Fairview graduate has come a long way on the rugby field since his freshman year of college. Now a junior, Leadingham is the University of Kentucky's team captain. The political science major immediately became a student of the game, he said, in 2012.

Rugby - RFU to review Lancaster contract - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Rugby - RFU to review Lancaster contract - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Ritchie rejected any gamble in the landmark contracts that run beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, but admitted a performance review will be held after next year's global tournament in England. "We will all, including the coaches, sit down and ...

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