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If you build it, will they succumb? Houston opens rugby field of dreams  The Guardian

The SaberCats of MLR have opened their own stadium. It's not the only example of US cities building homes for foreign sports.

Historic Season Leads To 2020 Olympic Qualification For US Men's Rugby Sevens Team

The U.S. men's rugby sevens team opened the HSBC World Rugby Seven Series season with the goal of qualifying for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, a task ...

Premiership clubs agree early release of players for Rugby World Cup  The Guardian

Wales and Scotland are among the countries who have received a major boost to their World Cup preparations after Premiership Rugby agreed to the early ...

Heartland failure: Why Australian rugby feels like it's on its knees  The Age

If the Waratahs miss out, NSW and Queesland will have made just one Super Rugby finals appearance between them in four years.

Entering rugby's 'dark places:' how England sevens team trains at the limits  CNN

Rugby sevens players are some of the fittest athletes in the world, but how do they train to ensure peak performance during tournaments?

U.S. men’s rugby sevens team conquers all with world’s best player sealed shut  NBC Sports

In one of the remarkable Olympic sports rises this four-year cycle, the U.S. men's rugby sevens team didn't just break into the top five in the world. They are ...

NOLA Gold heads to New York play Rugby United  The Advocate

It's a wide-open race to the finish of the Major League Rugby regular season, with a wide variety of possibilities for the NOLA Gold heading into their Sunday ...

U.S. men’s rugby team qualifies for Tokyo Olympics  NBC Sports

The U.S. became the first men's rugby team to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, clinching its spot Saturday during penultimate leg of this season's World Series.

John Day: Super Rugby 2019 - Team of the Week, round 15  Newshub

John Day gives his thoughts on the Super Rugby's best of the week.

St. Augustine Prep wins 3rd straight state rugby title  Press of Atlantic City

MIDDLETOWN — Andrew Whiteman received the traditional sledgehammer Saturday afternoon.

Major unions must work together to ensure Test rugby has a future  The Guardian

World Rugby meets on Wednesday with the game at a crossroads as the Rugby Football Union considers a 13-team Premiership. Robert Kitson. Tue 21 May ...

Alex Goode shows he may be the Rugby World Cup answer to Eddie Jones’ Danny Cipriani problem  The Independent

Danny Cipriani did not lose Saturday's Premiership semi-final. Gloucester did, to a Saracens side that is more experienced and successful at this stage of the ...

Australian rugby star sacked after homophobic social media post  NBC News

Israel Folau's status as the unrivaled star of Australian rugby wasn't enough to save his job in the wake of a social media post that condemned gay people and ...

Premiership Rugby launches mobile tickets for the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final  Premiership Rugby

For the first time Premiership Rugby is introducing mobile tickets for the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 1 June.

Rugby's new league of players say 'don't wrap us in cotton wool'  ABC News

After years of knockbacks, this group of disabled men finally gets the chance to take on the rough and tumble world of rugby league.

Wales rugby star Tom James reveals he considered taking his own life as depression took over  Mirror Online

Tom James announced in January last year that he was suffering with depression and took a break from the game to receive treatment.

USA sevens sparkle at Twickenham to secure Olympic spot  The Guardian

The USA on Saturday became the first men's rugby sevens team to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, after winning their three games on day one ...

Rugby Australia chairman's massive admission in Israel Folau saga  Yahoo Sports

Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne has broken his silence on the Israel Folau saga and has hinted sponsorship concerns did play a role in axing the ...

Venezuelan Factory Mixes Rum With Rugby To Stem Crime  NPR

A famous rum factory in Caracas organizes rugby tournaments for impoverished young men. The factory started the program years ago as an effort to get gang ...

Westchester company sues World Rugby and USA Rugby for $40M over tournament dispute  The Journal News |

A Westchester company run by the late Jon Prusmack is suing USA Rugby and World Rugby for $40 million over tournament hosting rights dispute.

The Super Rugby Exodus XV - The best players leaving Super Rugby in one team  RugbyPass

Much has been made of the impending exodus from southern hemisphere that is set to ensue following this year's World Cup in Japan, so here's a composite XV ...

Hong Kong look to win Asia Championship without Japan  South China Morning Post

With Japan prepping for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Hong Kong get set to take on South Korean and Malaysia.

Premiership rugby union 2018-19: a club-by-club season verdict  The Guardian

Fall of Newcastle Falcons reflects brutality of top flight while excellence of Saracens and Exeter continue to set the gold standard.

How Pocock changed rugby after taking stand on homophobic slur  The Age

The David Pocock-Jacques Potgieter incident in 2015 was a pivotal moment in Australian rugby history.

As it happened: Chiefs and Saracens to contest Gallagher Premiership Rugby final  Premiership Rugby

After a dramatic Round 22, the semi-finalists are now decided. Gloucester Rugby travel to Saracens while Northampton Saints are at table-topping Exeter Chiefs ...

Vail Women's Rugby ready for its first season  Vail Daily News

It took one year of living in the valley for Abby Loucks to help fill a void she saw needed filling. After competing against men locally and traveling two hours to ...

Rugby roundup: Bath have last word at Leicester on day of thrillers  The Guardian

On the last day of the season, Bath clinched sixth place with a 32-31 comeback win at Welford Road, while Sale were seventh after edging past Gloucester in a ...

What happened to the players who were named best in the world as youngsters  Wales Online

With the World Rugby U20 Championship getting underway out in Argentina in just over a week's time, thoughts turn to which players will emerge as stars of the ...

Phil Gifford: The best and worst of the weekend's Super Rugby  New Zealand Herald

Nine talking points from the weekend's Super Rugby, and a New Zealand form XV. PLAYER OF THE ROUND. Richie Mo'unga played in the Crusaders' ...

Israel Folau social media case has damaged rugby's reputation, RA chairman Cameron Clyne says  ABC News

The chairman of Rugby Australia says the game has suffered reputational damage from the Israel Folau affair, but had they not axed the player for his ...

Rugby - Argentina name provisional World Cup squad  Reuters UK

Argentina have included five European-based players in their provisional 46-man squad for this year's rugby World Cup in Japan, coach Mario Ledesma ...

Super Rugby: Kiwi teams battling to make playoffs as South African conference dominates

For the first time since 2013, only two Kiwi teams are on track to make the playoffs.

New York’s New Pro Rugby Team Lands a French Star  The New York Times

The fledgling Major League Rugby will soon say bonjour to an international superstar. Mathieu Bastareaud, 30, will join Rugby United New York on a loan from ...

World Rugby Sevens Series: Wales secure vital win over Japan  BBC Sport

Wales secure a vital win against nearest rivals Japan in their bid to remain in the top 14 of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Jansin Turgut: Rugby star in Ibiza car park fall 'avoids brain damage'  BBC News

Friends of a rugby league player who fell three storeys from a car park say they've had "some good news" on his condition. Niall Costello has told Radio 1 ...

The five world rugby stars of the future who are about to hit the headlines  Wales Online

The World Rugby U20 Championship is taking place in Argentina next month.

Many give rugby a 'try' in Green Bay  The Press-Times

The Green Bay Youth Rugby club is gaining popularity in the area and program organizers see a lot of potential for even more growth.

Quentin Pongia, former New Zealand rugby league captain, dies aged 48  The Guardian

Tributes are flowing in for former Canberra and New Zealand forward Quentin Pongia, who has died from cancer aged 48.

The former Welsh Premiership wing who is the talk of English rugby after a stunning try  Wales Online

Not long ago he was playing for Bridgend, now he's just helped send his club to the Gallagher Premiership final.

Trae 'Quadzilla' Williams seeks to muscle in on Olympic rugby sevens  The Guardian

Powerhouse Australian sprinter Trae Williams has made the switch to rugby sevens, little more than a year out from the Tokyo Olympics.

Former Scotland rugby star slammed over 'junkie' Labour poster  HeraldScotland

A FORMER Scotland rugby international has been accused of producing an “outrageous” poster in response to a new one-stop shop for homeless…

'Our goal is to get a Tier 2 nation into the World Cup quarter-finals'  The42

World Rugby has been running a Pacific Islands Combine in recent years.

Carlin Isles responds to claim he's no longer the fastest player in rugby  RugbyPass

After Australia Sevens signed former sprinter Trae Williams recently, the belief was that the USA's Carlin Isles was about to lose his title as the fastest player in ...

New Ground Broken As FC Barcelona Prepares To Host Rugby League's Catalans Dragons  Forbes

FC Barcelona's iconic Camp Nou stadium will host its first ever rugby league match this weekend - with the Catalan Dragons, holders of the Challenge Cup, ...

The road to Super Rugby glory: who still has a shot at making the finals?  RugbyPass

Super Rugby has reached its final month of regular season competition. It's been one of the most even playing fields in recent years and almost every team still ...

Super Rugby result: Sharks 27-17 Lions - as it happened  The South African

The Sharks return to Super Rugby at Kings Park, with the Lions visiting Durban for a South African derby on Saturday. Follow live updates.

Japan warned of beer shortage for Rugby World Cup fans  Quartz

Later this year, Japan faces a daunting specter, as tens of thousands of rugby fans from around the world descend on the country to attend the Rugby World Cup ...

Rahul Bose: Indian movie star on his one true passion -- rugby  CNN

(CNN) Indian actor Rahul Bose has starred in multiple feature films, directed some of his own and was even described by Time Magazine as the "new face of ...

Pro14: Leinster motivated by Saracens final defeat says Robbie Henshaw  BBC Sport

Robbie Henshaw says that Leinster's defeat in the Champions Cup final gave the province an added incentive before their Pro14 decider with Glasgow.

Israel Folau likens dispute with Rugby Australia to 'the way Satan works'  CNN

(CNN) Australian rugby star Israel Folau has compared any return to the sport in the wake of a homophobic social media post as like being tempted by Satan.

Israel Folau's surprise revelation in swipe at Rugby Australia  Yahoo Sports

Lost in Israel Folau's pointed swipe at Rugby Australia was the message that he wants to keep playing rugby. Sports journo Andrew Webster threw a curveball in ...

Exeter Chiefs secure Final spot with huge second-half performance  Premiership Rugby

The grand final is confirmed after Exeter Chiefs put in a complete second-half performance to down a spirited Northampton Saints. The power and pressure of ...

Carol Vorderman sexes up the rugby in scrummy outfit as she cheers on Gloucester  Irish Mirror

The 58-year-old is a huge rugby fan and looked every inch the glamorous supporter as she cheered on her team.

World Rugby increases Nations Championship offer above £5 billion in latest attempt to agree deal for new competition

World Rugby has upped the ante in an attempt to secure agreement for its controversial Nations Championship proposal by increasing the original offer of £5 ...

Former professional rugby player stabbed dog to death  RugbyPass

A New Zealander who fatally stabbed his neighbour's dog in Perth faces a possible jail term after abandoning his trial and pleading guilty to both charges ...

Scottish Rugby to look 'very closely' at Six Nations plans  BBC Sport

Scottish Rugby will look "very, very closely" at any proposals for promotion and relegation in the Six Nations.

A. Jon Prusmack: Rugby Sevens' Johnny Appleseed  The Journal News |

A. Jon Prusmack — the inventor, entrepreneur and artist who died at 76 on Dec. 21, 2018 — was the unofficial Johnny Appleseed of American Rugby Sevens, ...

International rugby player trains to be financial adviser  FT Adviser

A rugby player with 64 caps for South Africa is preparing for the final stages of the training to become a financial adviser after he plays at the Rugby World Cup ...

Licence to assault: Rugby players need to be protected so let’s protect them  The Irish Times

Former Test referee Owen Doyle writes that not enough is being done for player welfare.

Watch men's World Rugby Sevens: London

Watch action from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in London.

David Pocock's Super Rugby career could be over  RugbyPass

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar admits David Pocock's Super Rugby season could be over, with a decision to be made in the coming days.

Newcastle Rugby: Groper concede late to let another win slip  Newcastle Herald

"We are a top-four side but we are just not finishing teams off like a top four side should."

The modern-day midfielder - how rugby's most demanding position is asking for more  RugbyPass

Never before has one position been required to do so much, or at least be capable of doing so much. The modern-day midfielder, in particular the outside centre, ...

Magic Weekend: Five reasons to follow Super League's annual carnival of rugby league  BBC Sport

The rugby league posts are up at Anfield as the annual Super League festival - Magic Weekend - heads for Merseyside with six matches over two days.

Cal Rugby Video: Academic Responsibilities Interrupt Rugby 7s Training  Bama Maven

Cal rugby player Christian Dyer noted in the video above that he and his teammates had finals recenty that slowed the transition from rugby 15s to rugby 7s.

Reds finals hopes hit hard by tough tackling Chiefs  Fox Sports

The Reds' slim Super Rugby finals hopes took another hit as they were edged 19-13 by the Chiefs in a willing, if limited, encounter in Hamilton.

Rugby player dies in Switzerland  RugbyPass

A rugby player has died in Switzerland following a Swiss second league match (Excellence A) in the town of Yverdon on Saturday.

Rugby league: Kiwis great Quentin Pongia remembered in emotional service  Newshub

Rugby league legend Quentin Pongia has been farewelled at an emotional send-off in Greymouth on Saturday. Tough, respectful and a family man were among ...

Waratahs have plenty to fight for, says Beale  Sydney Morning Herald

The Waratahs are clinging to hope they can give some of their biggest names the farewell they deserve despite falling to their eighth loss of the season against ...

Crusaders v Blues Recap - Super Rugby Week 15

Hey there rugby fans, welcome on in to our live blog of the Crusaders v Blues Super Rugby match in Christchurch. Feel free to jump in with any considered ...

Wallaby arrested - Rugby Australia release statement  RugbyPass

Rugby Australia have released a statement after it was reported that Wallaby hooker Tolu Latu has been arrested for drink driving.

Aussie track star 'Quadzilla' becomes fastest man in rugby after sevens switch [video]  The South African

Australian sprinter Trae Williams is now the fastest man in rugby after ditching the track for the oval ball with an eye on the Tokyo Olympics as party of the ...

Prime Time Highlighting Rugby Dangers Receives Mixed Reactions

The repercussions of heavy hits in rugby have been widely acknowledged, it's fair to say. But is the rugby community reacting efficiently to startling trends?

Only Māori referee at Rugby World Cup  Māori Television

Ben O'Keeffe will be the only Māori referee at the Rugby World Cup later this year. As a young referee still climbing the world rankings, he's hoping that...

Bonebreaking, horseback archery, scrummaging: How rugby came to Mongolia  CNN

At the Chingisiin Huree camp south of Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, amidst the yurts where bone-breaking and horseback archery remain popular activities, ...

Sharks vs Lions: Super Rugby live scores  The Roar

The Sharks and Lions will put plenty on the line in their Round 15 Super Rugby clash, with both teams in a struggle to qualify for the finals. Join The Roar for live ...

The remarkable life of Rupert Moon, one of Welsh rugby's great characters  Wales Online

It's been a very varied career both on and off the field.

Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action  The Guardian

Piers O'Conor and Mat Protheroe step up for Bristol, Newcastle left down and out while leaky Leicester require urgent repairs. Guardian sport. Mon 6 May 2019 ...

Rugby World Cup: Spark's plan for the 40000 households who can't live stream All Blacks

Everything you need to know about Spark Sport and their streaming of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Cal Rugby Video: Rugby 7s Is a Wide-Open Game; Bears Prepare for National Event  Bama Maven

Cal coach Jack Clark notes in the video above that rugby 7s is a fast-paced version of rugby that reqards speed. He notes that players that are "evasive" and ...

Risk to play: Is rugby safe for young players?

The ball passed along the line like a stone hopping on water. St Munchin's Junior Cup squad were enjoying themselves. The cup campaign was well over but ...

Deaf Blacks vs Argentina rugby series kicks off  Māori Television

The New Zealand Deaf Blacks started a three-test rugby series against Argentina in Auckland today.

Super Rugby: Injured All Blacks prop Owen Franks' return expected to be delayed

Injured All Blacks and Crusaders prop Owen Franks might only get one hit out before the Super Rugby playoffs.

A sleeping giant? Utah Warriors, Major League Rugby trying to bring rugby into American mainstream  Deseret News

In Year 2 of its existence, the Utah Warriors and Major League Rugby have lofty dreams.

Rugby: Courageous Hastings secure draw despite being one-man down  New Zealand Herald

TAKE a bow Hastings Rugby and Sports! Despite playing with 14 men for 50 minutes after lock Jessie Lesa-Sipaia was sent off for foul play Auto Super Shoppe ...

Rugby X: England and Ireland among nations to sign up for event  BBC Sport

The inaugural 'Rugby X' tournament will feature a host of Olympic medallists after England, Ireland, USA and France all signed up for the international ...

Genia injury sours big win as Rebels keep finals hopes alive  Fox Sports

The Melbourne Rebels have kept alive their hopes of qualifying for their maiden Super Rugby finals series after smashing the Sunwolves 52-7 in Tokyo.

Munster Rugby - correction

In the Sunday Independent on May 19, 2019, an article written by Neil Francis falsely stated that Munster Rugby "sacked" its coaches, Felix Jones and Jerry ...

Reports: World Rugby ups Nations Championship offer to US$7.8bn  SportsPro Media

World Rugby has increased its offer to the international unions by US$1.26 billion in a bid to push through its plans for a unified Nations Championship and ...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Israel Folau's Rugby Australia contract officially terminated  Newshub

Rugby Australia says Israel Folau's contract will be torn up, after he has not lodged an appeal before the 72-hour window expired. Wallaby Folau had until ...

Shane Williams: Welsh rugby star in Everest world record  BBC News

Shane Williams says "inhospitable conditions" on Everest meant the game was "incredibly tough".

Jansin Turgut: Rugby league player on life support in Ibiza after three-storey car park fall  Sky News

Jansin Turgut has broken every bone in his face and has broken hips, broken legs, broken knees, a broken arm and broken hands.

George Smith retires as a mould-breaking, game-changing legend of rugby union…with plenty to answer for

When a dreadlocked George Smith stormed onto the Test scene in November 2000 at the tender age of 20, and then helped Australia derail the British and Irish ...

Israel Folau to be missed by Wallabies at World Cup following Rugby Australia sacking  ABC News

As the Wallabies come to terms with Israel Folau's sacking in the build-up to the World Cup, teammate Kurtley Beale says he hopes the dual international will not ...

Maryland Paramedic Captains DC's First Pro Rugby Team  NBC4 Washington

Rugby players are tougher than the calculus test you failed in high school. The sport is often described as legal, organized violence, but one player on D.C.'s ...

Nucifora sets Ireland target of at least a semi-final in Rugby World Cup  The Irish Times

IRFU performance director says outgoing coach Schmidt very focused on final task.

Watch: Saturday Super Rugby highlights  SARugbymag

Highlights of Saturday's Super Rugby action that saw the Rebels, Crusaders and Jaguares claim respective wins against the Sunwolves, Blues and Waratahs.

25 things you didn't know about the 2018-19 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season  Premiership Rugby

We asked our resident statistician Stuart Farmer to crunch the numbers and come up with 25 fascinating facts from the 2018-19 season. They include some new ...

Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones - apology

IN an article written by Neil Francis and published by us on Sunday, May 19, 2019, it was falsely stated Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery had been "sacked" from ...