Rugby goggles: IRFU to take part in world trial

Image caption Ryan said he was disappointed that he had been kicked out of rugby because of "the way he was made" A schoolboy and a professional rugby player have tackled the sport's chiefs and come out of the scrum smiling. Ryan Totten, 7, and Ian ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Woman rugby player who died after tackle injury saves four lives through organ donation

Gift of life: Lily Partridge has helped four strangers to live following her tragic death A woman rugby player who died after being injured in a tackle has saved at least four lives through organ donation, her funeral was told today. Lily Partridge, 22 ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

'15yrs together & couldn't manage 1yr married': Rugby star's ex gets her revenge on Twitter after kicking him out over 'affair with teammate's wife'

The wife of an England rugby star has hit out at her husband after he allegedly cheated on her with the wife of a team-mate. Amanda Box wrote a sarcastic message to Brett Ferres wishing him 'happy first wedding anniversary', before adding: 'Oh, we didn't ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

The state of rugby league in 2015

The sport has reasons for hope this Christmas; Kevin Sinfield brought fans of all clubs together at Sports Personality; and USA will be at the World Cup in 2017 By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required, part of the Guardian Sport Network It is easy to ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

NPC rugby competition introduces six-point tries amongst a series of rule changes

New Zealand's provincial rugby championship will trial a series of new rules next year including six-point tries. Penalties in the NPC will also be reduced from three points to two in the changes announced on Wednesday by New Zealand Rugby operations ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

BRISTOL RUGBY: Matthew Morgan to leave Bristol at the end of the season

BRISTOL have been dealt another blow with Wales international Matthew Morgan announcing he is to leave Ashton Gate at the end of the season. The mercurial 23-year-old fly-half has decided to end his time at the Championship club to further his ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Sam Burgess: World Rugby's Biggest Flop of 2015 - Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportSam Burgess: World Rugby's Biggest Flop of 2015Bleacher ReportSam Burgess was, without doubt, the biggest flop in international rugby in 2015. To be a flop is to perform well below the expectations coaches, fans and the media set, and in the case of Burgess, because these hopes were set too high, he flopped. The ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

How rugby ref Nigel Owens got a shout out on WWE's Monday Night Raw TV show

He is - without doubt - the most famous rugby union referee in the world. Welshman Nigel Owens was in charge of this year's Rugby World Cup final and is known for his authority, voice and banter on the pitch. Less well known, until now, is that his ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Rugby Player Keegan Hirst: 'Athletes Shouldn't Be Forced to Come Out'

Since coming out this summer, becoming the British Rugby League player to do so, Keegan Hirst has seen his life change significantly. He ended his marriage with his wife Serena, he became friends with Ian McKellen and Elton John, and he was feted at ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Smal says unions need to widen search for rugby gems - BDlive

BDliveSmal says unions need to widen search for rugby gemsBDliveEVEN with former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer gone‚ South African rugby will grapple with the thorny transformation issue next year. Western Province and Stormers director of rugby Gert Smal‚ who spent two years coaching the Border Bulldogs in 1998 ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Gay Rugby Player Keegan Hirst: 'Athletes Shouldn't Be Forced to Come Out' - Out Magazine

Out MagazineGay Rugby Player Keegan Hirst: 'Athletes Shouldn't Be Forced to Come Out'Out MagazineSince coming out this summer, becoming the British Rugby League player to do so, Keegan Hirst has seen his life change significantly. He ended his marriage with his wife Serena, he became friends with Ian McKellen and Elton John, and he was feted at ...Gay rugby star Keegan Hirst says closeted athletes shouldn't be forced to come out PinkNewsall 3 news articles »

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Chris Robshaw unsure over England captaincy after Eddie Jones talks - SkySports

SkySportsChris Robshaw unsure over England captaincy after Eddie Jones talksSkySportsChris Robshaw does not know if he will be given the chance to continue as England captain after holding talks with new head coach Eddie Jones. The Harlequins flanker led England during their disappointing World Cup campaign, but there has been ...Robshaw regret at Wales RWC penalty blunder Fox SportsChris Robshaw would back successor as England captain BBC SportRobshaw regrets penalty decision Independent Online Stuff.co.nz  - Sport24  - The Guardianall 97 news articles »

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Rugby: Otago coach cold on new laws - Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily TimesRugby: Otago coach cold on new lawsOtago Daily TimesThe change was confirmed by New Zealand Rugby's general manager, rugby, Neil Sorensen, in a radio interview yesterday. Brown felt the changes would create ''more scrums and more driving mauls'', not what people generally paid money to see. ''I think in ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Rugby union: Burton top of 'amazing' Midlands One West league at Christmas with 10 sides in touch

BURTON RFC director of rugby Mark Tweddle believes his side are playing in the most fiercely competitive league he has seen. After clinching a superb 29-27 victory at home to Whitchurch last Saturday – despite playing much of the second half with 14 men ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Rugby Canada looks to upgrade talent as search for funding continues - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailRugby Canada looks to upgrade talent as search for funding continuesThe Globe and MailHis contract extension and program upgrades were endorsed by Rugby Canada's board of directors after being recommended by the organization's Rugby World Cup review committee World Rugby says despite its winless showing at the World Cup, Canada ...New Zealander Kieran Crowley given two-year extension as Canada rugby coach Stuff.co.nzRugby Canada looks to upgrade domestic talent, search for funding continues Times ColonistRugby Canada looks to upgrade domestic talent Hamilton Spectatorall 20 news articles »

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Derby season dominated the conversation in Wednesday Night Rugby - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Derby season dominated the conversation in Wednesday Night RugbyNewstalk 106-108 fmWith derby season due to take place this weekend, the Wednesday night rugby panel naturally poured over the domestic fixtures down for decision. One of the interesting aspects of the conversation centered on the depleted level of intensity in the ...and more »

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Nehe Milner-Skudder: World Rugby's Emerging Star of 2015

There are many reasons to argue 2015 as possibly the most successful year in New Zealand's rugby history, but it will also be remembered as the year Nehe Milner-Skudder took on the best of the best and won. From Super Rugby nobody to World Cup winner and ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Lawsuit reveals details of rugby player's night of drunken rage - New York Post

New York PostLawsuit reveals details of rugby player's night of drunken rageNew York PostA new lawsuit gives the most detailed account yet of a drunken Manhattan rampage by Australian rugby player Matthew Lodge, who admittedly grabbed and manhandled a pair of pretty German tourists while trying to pick them up on the Upper West Side in ...Rugby player sued for terrorizing 3 people during drunken rampage in Manhattan New York Daily Newsall 2 news articles »

24 Dec 2015 09:08

30 wonderful images from an era when Welsh rugby derbies meant absolutely ... - WalesOnline

WalesOnline30 wonderful images from an era when Welsh rugby derbies meant absolutely ...WalesOnlineIndeed, a long time ago, in an era far away, Welsh derbies were what it was all about for the Welsh towns and cities that had rugby clubs at their very heart. To remind you of those wonderful days, we delved into the archive earlier this year to bring ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08

Nehe Milner-Skudder: World Rugby's Emerging Star of 2015 - Bleacher Report

Nehe Milner-Skudder: World Rugby's Emerging Star of 2015Bleacher ReportThere are many reasons to argue 2015 as possibly the most successful year in New Zealand's rugby history, but it will also be remembered as the year Nehe Milner-Skudder took on the best of the best and won. From Super Rugby nobody to World Cup ...

24 Dec 2015 09:08