Newport Gwent Dragons to be taken over by Welsh Rugby Union – The Guardian

The Welsh Rugby Union will take over one of its four regions, Newport Gwent Dragons, in July to prevent it from folding after failing to secure outside investment. With Cardiff Blues struggling and the Scarlets reporting a loss of more than £1.5m this month, the private ownership model of the quartet – Ospreys are the […]

Rugby: Support for Kiwis caught up in French rape allegations – New Zealand Herald

The New Zealand Rugby Players’ Association and their French counterparts are supporting the two New Zealand rugby players questioned by the French police following a rape complaint. Grenoble players Rory Grice, a 26-year-old former Waikato representative and member of the New Zealand Sevens squad, and 23-year-old Dylan Hayes, a former Marlborough representative, […]

Sweden’s national rugby side beaten 46-5 by a team from a tiny … – The Local Sweden

The match in Nantgaredig, a village with an estimated population of just over 500 people, ended with a convincing 46-5 win for the home side over the Swedish national team, and made headlines in the Welsh media. But according to Neil Johnson, technical director at the Swedish Rugby Union (Svenska Rugbyförbundet), the result isn’t as […]

IRFU chief: Ireland 2023 would be a Rugby World Cup ‘like no other’ – Belfast Telegraph

Ireland is bidding to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup Ireland is in a unique position to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, according to Irish Rugby Football Union’s chief executive Philip Browne. Browne was speaking at the end of an intensive two-day visit by the World Rugby Technical Review Group designed to assess the […]

The Rugby Debate: Should the number of substitutions allowed be reduced to five? –

There are perfectly good reasons why teams name eight replacements – or ‘finishers’, as Eddie Jones likes to call them – particularly with the number of injuries that occur during the course of an average match. But it is worth considering what would happen if both sides were only allowed five substitutes per game. As […]

In My Own Words: Rugby legend Phaidra Knight on Sin City and the new state of the women’s sport – Excelle Sports

Phaidra Knight has played professional rugby for 18 years and is considered to be the most successful women’s rugby player in U.S. history. In 2010, Knight was named USA Rugby’s Player of the Decade. Today, Knight, 42, continues to play rugby while coaching the sport and serving as a game commentator. Las Vegas, often called […]

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