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The Super Rugby 'Moving to Japan XV' - how would a team of Super Rugby defectors fair?  RugbyPass

Japan's Top League already has an abundance of foreign talent kicking around and the developing rugby nation will have a further influx of international players ...

2019 Rugby Championship Fixtures, results and coverage  ESPN

Can anyone dethrone New Zealand in the 2019 Rugby Championship? We've got everything you need to know about the Southern Hemisphere's premier ...

Rugby-style tackling may have lower force of impact than football-style tackling  Medical Xpress

The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study of college ...

Day leaves Saracens, joins Major League Rugby in California  ESPN

Wales international Dominic Day will become the latest player to make a move from Europe to Major League Rugby next season.

Toyota rugby player indicted over cocaine, marijuana possession  Kyodo News Plus

A player of Toyota Motor Corp.'s Top League rugby team is indicted for possessing cocaine and marijuana at his home last month, the second member of the ...

Pumas seek to rediscover scrum reputation for Rugby Championship  ESPN

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma is looking to rediscover the nation's formidable reputation at the scrum ahead of the Rugby Championship.

World Rugby confirm ban on 'axial loading' and what sanctions perpetrators can expect  RugbyPass

World Rugby has announced details of a minor amendment to the scrum law, reducing the 'axial' or rotational load on front row players on engagement.

Rugby-Thorn says O'Connor passed 'hard questions' for Reds return  Reuters

Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn, who froze out two of his players for drug problems, asked "hard questions" of James O'Connor before welcoming him back ...

Rugby-South Africa team to face Australia in Rugby Championship  Reuters

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus on Wednesday named the following team to face Australia in their Rugby Championship test at Ellis Park on Saturday:

Sharks part ways with Super Rugby coach  7NEWS

South African Super Rugby side Sharks have agreed the mutual termination of the contract of coach Robert du Preez, the union have announced, ending his ...

Rugby Championship 2019: Preview, squads, fixtures  The Irish Times

Surprises in store as World Cup casts shadow over the upcoming Rugby Championship.

Study: Rugby-Style Tackling May Have Lower Force of Impact than Football-Style Tackling  PRNewswire

INDIANAPOLIS, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, .

Your guide to watching the Rugby World Cup

This year's Rugby World Cup is just two months away, with the first match of the tournament kicking off on September 20. The New Zealand broadcast rights to ...

Rugby-Japan name inexperienced squad for World Cup warmups  Reuters

TOKYO, July 17 (Reuters) - Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named three uncapped players in an inexperienced 31-man squad for the Pacific Nations Cup as ...

Player exodus: A reality SA rugby must deal with  Sport24

An ongoing player exodus is something South African rugby is going to have to learn to deal with, Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has stressed.

Rugby revisions of Brickworks passes muster with the Planning Commission  WPXI Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Planning Commission voted to approve the latest revision of Rugby Realty's Brickworks at 21st and Smallman development, a proposal to build a ...

What rugby team does Love Island newbie Greg play for?  Heart

Greg O'Shea is the latest bombshell to enter the Love Island villa - here's everything you need to know about his job.

Decorated rugby player Dave Poquette to join Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame  Lansing State Journal

Dave Poquette had never seen or heard of rugby upon arriving on campus at Central Michigan. But when a few of his friends became involved in the sport, the ...

Rugby World Cup Depth Chart - Australia  RugbyPass

There were a few notable omissions from Australia's first squad naming of 2019, but there's still plenty of talent at Michael Cheika's disposal for the kick-off of the ...

The life of a Journeyman – a Rugby World special report  Rugby World

In this special report for Rugby World, we look at the life of a Journeyman, the fine players and coaches moving around the world for adventure or necessity.

Keegan Hirst: ‘I’m proud to be a rugby league player and I’m proud to be gay’  The Guardian

Keegan Hirst is keen to play a role in Super League's Wellness Round as it highlight issues in men's mental health, he tells Aaron Bower.

Top League's foreign first fives are killing Japanese rugby  RugbyPass

Christian Lealiifano, Bernard Foley and Quade Cooper are all heading to the Top League next season - so what's going to happen to all the Japanese first fives?

Why Australia will never produce a Super Rugby dynasty like that of the Crusaders  The Guardian

The self-imposed salary cap has put Australian teams at a competitive disadvantage against their rivals.

Dung and Dragons: Myanmar kids dodge cows to play rugby  CNA

Sidestepping cowpats and garbage, Myanmar's only home-grown junior rugby side train on the outskirts of Yangon, preparing to take on children from ...

Rugby player who shook newborn son to death when they were left alone together for an hour is jailed for 9  The Sun

A RUGBY player who shook his son to death after being left alone with him for an hour has today been jailed for nine years. Matthew Jones, 26, inflicted ...

PRO14 Fixtures release sets up huge day for Rugby fans  Off The Ball

Fans can continue to enjoy the oval ball thrills or focus on the provinces (delete as appropriate) for the rest of the day as three of the Irish provinces get their ...

England Rugby team's reaction to Cricket World Cup triumph caught on camera  RugbyPass

After England cricket lifted the World Cup for the first time yesterday after a dramatic win over New Zealand, England rugby have shared the moment it happened ...

Rugby Championship state of play 2019: Australia  Sky Sports

Australia begin their 2019 Rugby Championship campaign by travelling to face South Africa in Johannesburg on July 20, live on Sky Sports Action.

James Small, ‘bad boy’ of South Africa’s 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning side who marked Jonah Lomu out of the final – obituary

James Small, who has died of a heart attack aged 50, was a rugby union winger who won the World Cup with South Africa in 1995, putting in an immense shift in ...

Luther Burrell: from the England rugby union team to the Super League  The Guardian

Four years ago Luther Burrell was playing in the Six Nations. Now he is aiming to represent his country at rugby league.

Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures: Full match list and tournament schedule in Japan  The Independent

The 2019 Rugby World Cup gets underway in September as Japan hosts rugby union's global gathering for the first time. Three-time world champions New ...

Mark Coyne stands down from Australian Rugby League Commission  7NEWS

Mark Coyne has stood down from the Australian Rugby League Commission (ALRC) following an incident in Singapore. The NRL confirmed on Wednesday that ...

Rugby World Cup: Scotland's Magnus Bradbury relishing race for place  BBC Sport

Edinburgh back-row Magnus Bradbury vows to improve his consistency as he seeks to secure a place in Scotland's World Cup squad.

Scottish Rugby strikes 'seven-figure' deal to extend kit supply  BBC Sport

Scottish Rugby announces a "seven-figure" six-year extension to its kit contract with Macron, described as a "significant uplift" on the previous deal.

Wednesday’s Rugby News  Green and Gold Rugby

Wednesday's Rugby News examines the Brumbies influence on the Wallabies gameplan, confirms the worst kept secret in rugby, looks at the newest dual-code ...

Saracens' Day Joins MLR SIde San Diego Legion  Huge Rugby News

Departing @DomDay5 discusses his new challenge @SDLegion, an amazing time at Saracens and a little bit of @fourfivecbd! ⚫ All the best, Dom ...

Crusaders claim 10th Super Rugby title with victory over Jaguares  The Guardian

The Crusaders again proved themselves the masters of pressure in Super Rugby, emerging 19-3 winners over the Jaguares in the competition's lowest-scoring ...

How a Rugby Star’s Homophobic Posts Got Australians Arguing About Religion  The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — Religion isn't a welcome dinner subject for most Australians. The country has grown increasingly secular, and in one recent poll a majority ...

David Pocock closing on Wallabies return with Rugby World Cup in sight  The Guardian

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has backed injured flanker David Pocock to play a part in the Rugby Championship and prove his readiness for the World Cup.

Cane to captain All Blacks in Rugby Championship opener  ESPN

Sam Cane will captain New Zealand in the Rugby Championship opener less than a year after suffering a broken neck.

Wales rugby international leaves European champions for America  Wales Online

European and Gallagher Premiership champions Saracens have thanked the 'brilliant' Welsh import who has announced his departure to Major League Rugby ...

Former Canadian rugby international Jamie Cudmore named Pacific Pride head coach  Times Colonist

Former Canadian international Jamie Cudmore has been named head coach of the Pacific Pride Academy, a national high-performance program for young ...

Santiago Cordero among four overseas players called up by Argentina for Rugby Championship

Santiago Cordero, the former Exeter Chiefs back, is one of four overseas players called up by Argentina ahead of the Rugby Championship this weekend.

Rugby chief suggests quoting Bible is hate speech  Fox News

Australian rugby star Israel Folau hit back after the organization that sacked him for posting a Bible verse suggested parts of the Holy Book are a problem.

World Rugby scraps plans for Nations Championship due to lack of support  The Guardian

Global rugby union is braced for *fresh* turmoil after the governing body announced it had discontinued plans to introduce a Nations Championship for the ...

SA rugby should not ditch Super Rugby - Cheetahs coach  Sport24

New Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie says it's important for South African rugby to keep fielding teams in Super Rugby.

Nations Championship proposals face World Rugby deadline of Friday  The Guardian

Leading rugby nations face a deadline of Friday to back or reject World Rugby's Nations Championship proposal.

Japan tries to please Rugby World Cup fans with rethink on tattooed bather ban  The Guardian

Hot spring resorts consider lifting traditional curbs on displaying body art, which is associated with criminal gangs.

Calls for Super Rugby cull as Australian teams fail to fire again  The Guardian

The axing of the Western Force led to only an incremental improvement in Australia's Super Rugby fortunes – is it time to lose another team?

In Laos, Women Rule Rugby  The New York Times

Despite substantial obstacles, the Lao federation keeps growing at a fast pace, and the majority of players are women. The national team tends to surprise a lot ...

The new rugby laws announced ahead of the World Cup  Wales Online

World Rugby have officially confirmed the changes.

Josh Strauss: Sale back row leaves club to join Super Rugby side Blue Bulls  BBC Sport

Sale and Scotland back row Josh Strauss leaves the club to join South African Super Rugby side Blue Bulls.

Rugby World Cup 2019 pools: Every team and group in Japan including England, Wales and the All Blacks  The Independent

The ninth Rugby World Cup takes place this autumn in Japan as Asia hosts the tournament for the first time, with all 20 teams now confirmed. The action gets ...

Wallabies must hand Banks a start in the Rugby Championship  The Age

I do not envy the Wallabies selectors in having to pick between Tom Banks, Dane Haylett-Petty and Kurtley Beale at fullback. Banks has the form but not the ...

Rugby World Cup's surprising tiebreaker: What happens if the All Blacks faced a finish like the Black Caps?  New Zealand Herald

Everyone is still talking about the crazy tiebreaker which cost the Black Caps the Cricket World Cup final – but what would happen if the All Blacks faced a ...

What the entire Wales rugby team will look like as old men  Wales Online

You may have noticed your social media channels filled with pictures of how your friends will look when they become pensioners, thanks to FaceApp's old age ...

The jersey Ireland will be wearing when they win the 2019 Rugby World Cup has been revealed  Irish Post

THE IRISH Rugby Football Union has unveiled the strip Ireland will be wearing for their upcoming ...

Los Pumas should be aiming for Rugby Championship glory  The South African

The Argentinian Los Pumas have some advantages over other teams competing in this year's Rugby Championship.

Rugby Championship is fertile ground for upsets in World Cup year  The Age

Don't get too excited, but the Wallabies have won the past two Rugby Championships in Rugby World Cup years and the draw favours them this time.

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia headed for court after failing to resolve dispute  The Guardian

Rugby player said he was 'disappointed' a settlement could not be reached at Fair Work Commission. Australian Associated Press. Fri 28 Jun 2019 00.28 EDT ...

This rugby player hammering his own dislocated knee back into place mid-game is so cringe-worthy  SB Nation

In latest proof that rugby players are not human, a rugby union player in England dislocated his knee, before hammering it back into place with his own fist and ...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Billy Vunipola will not repeat homophobic because of risk to England’s preparations  The Independent

Billy Vunipola has drawn a line under the homophobic comment made in April fearing that further discussion of his views could harm England's Rugby World ...

Israel Folau: Rugby star recoups donations in sacking row  BBC News

A second fundraiser for sacked rugby player Israel Folau has drawn more donations within 24 hours than a previous campaign that was shut down on Monday.

Israel Folau looks for $2.1 million in legal battle with Rugby Australia  CNN International

Israel Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia following a homophobic social media post, is crowdfunding A$3 million (US$2.1 million) to pursue a legal ...

Ex-Ireland rugby player Denis Coulson facing charges over alleged gang rape of woman  Irish Mirror

Ex-Ireland rugby player Denis Coulson will go before a French court along with two other men to face charges over the alleged gang rape of a woman filmed ...

Unsung Rugby World Cup Pool Matches You Don’t Want To Miss  Rugby World

Unsung Rugby World Cup Pool Matches – Jacob Whitehead takes a look at the lower-profile matches that could provide shocks and thrills.

Rugby versus NFL: two top players take on a series of fitness challenges

Both sports combine strength and stamina, but who comes out on top in rugby versus NFL? We put Wales' Jamie Roberts up against Samson Ebukam of the LA ...

England’s Jack Nowell in fitness race for Rugby World Cup after ankle surgery  The Guardian

England face a Rugby World Cup waiting game over Jack Nowell, who has had surgery on an ankle, though his Exeter coach, Rob Baxter, believes he should ...

Will England complete the 'double' at the Rugby World Cup?  Sport24

Cape Town - England are the 2019 Cricket World Cup champions having beaten New Zealand in an unforgettable final at Lord's last Sunday. Will the same two ...

Brumbies bring focus back to field but fall in Super Rugby semi-final  The Guardian

ACT Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said his team was determined to create positive headlines in a year that rugby union has been plagued by off-field incidents.

The Rugby Players-Turned-Entrepreneurs Driving The CBD Market In The Sporting World  Forbes

Ever since Cannabidiol (CBD) was made legal in the U.K. in 2016, CBD startups have been springing up everywhere. One of the latest is fourfivecbd, created by ...

World Rugby ban potentially catastrophic practice of 'axial loading' at scrums  RugbyPass

In London at the end of June, World Rugby held a two-day conference at the end of which they issued an immediately effective law change to the front row of the ...

Tony Adams: RFL president cautious of gambling sponsorship in rugby league  BBC Sport

Rugby league must ensure its relationship with gambling is not normalised for addicts, says RFL president Tony Adams.

Aaron Smith warns Argentina 'Test matches are different' ahead of Rugby Championship  TVNZ

The Jaguares' success in Super Rugby counts for nothing, says the All Blacks halfback.

Record number of people playing rugby globally - report  RugbyPass

A record number of people are playing rugby worldwide as the sport continues to grow and prosper across the globe, according to the World Rugby Year in ...

Wales rugby star had to miss his graduation so his team-mates held one for him  Wales Online

Hallam Amos has earned a first class degree in neuroscience.

Rugby World Cup Depth Chart - Ireland  RugbyPass

In the latest of a Rugby World Cup series, RugbyPass looks at Ireland's depth chart ahead of the finals in Japan where Joe Schmidt must cut a 45-strong training ...

Watch: Springbok Rugby Championship Tries with isiXhosa Commentary  SARugbymag

SuperSport takes a look back at some of the best Springbok tries in the Rugby Championship with isiXhosa commentary.

Henry Purdy to become big spending Coventry Rugby's sixth Premiership signing - reports  RugbyPass

Henry Purdy is set to become big-spending Coventry Rugby's sixth Premiership signing ahead of the new season. According to The Rugby Paper, Purdy will ...

Olympic rugby sevens qualifying: England men & women into quarter-finals  BBC Sport

England's men and women's teams reach the quarter-finals of the Olympic Rugby Sevens tournaments, with the winners earning qualification for Tokyo 2020.

The XV that could miss the Rugby World Cup through injury  RugbyPass

It is 74 days before the Rugby World Cup starts in Japan, and head coaches will be becoming increasingly nervous as to when their injured players will return.

Meet the Adelaide seniors taking to the rugby field just to keep fit  ABC News

Research shows older Australians are increasingly giving up sport and exercise, but a group of former rugby players in Adelaide is breaking the mould and ...

Rice grows to reveal picture of Japan rugby players  The Japan News

Three rugby players from Japan's national team look out from rice paddies in Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture — in a piece of agricultural art created to promote the ...

Genia to retire from Test rugby after 2019 World Cup  Sydney Morning Herald

Wallabies stalwart Will Genia says the decision to finish his international career after this year's World Cup boiled down to the fact he wanted to travel less and ...

A lighter side of rugby: SA Rugby magazine's Late Tackle  SARugbymag

Junior staff writer DYLAN JACK pokes fun at rugby's crazy underbelly. GOODE GOES ON A BENDER. Alex Goode celebrated Saracens' European Champions ...

U19 Rugby Squad To Compete In Barbados  Bernews

The Bermuda Rugby Football Union [BRFU] U19 Squad are heading to Barbados to compete in the Rugby Americas North [RAN] U19 tournament where they ...

Several Valley rugby players selected for westerns  Comox Valley Record

A number of Comox Valley rugby players have been selected to represent B.C. at the U16 Western Championships, July 25-28 in Kelowna.

Being Out: Rugby player and vet Chris Kelley finds niche as gay athlete  Outsports

Chris Kelley is an Ohio State Buckeye through and through and thrives being an out rugby player.

Albert Bridge teen was 'painfully shy' before trying rugby  Cape Breton Post

Vanessa Bellefontaine wasn't keen on her daughter playing rugby when she made the Riverview Rural High School team in 2018. But now she enjoys watching ...

Watch: SuperSport's Rugby Championship video teaser  SARugbymag

Check out SuperSport's advert to preview the upcoming Rugby Championship, with the Springboks kicking off their campaign against the Wallabies on ...

England Rugby World Cup training squad: Hartley, Robshaw and Care out  The Guardian

England are not due to finalise their Rugby World Cup squad until August but the chances of Dylan Hartley, Chris Robshaw and Danny Care being included are ...

Moeroa brushes NRL for Super Rugby with two-year Waratahs deal  The Age

Former Australian schoolboy Tepai Moeroa will leave the Parramatta Eels at the end of the NRL season after signing a two-year deal with the Waratahs and ...

Super League: Reserve grade competition approved to relaunch in 2020  BBC Sport

Super League and the Rugby Football League (RFL) announce a reserve grade competition will be relaunched in 2020.

A compilation of the heaviest players in rugby has been made and it's pure carnage  Rugby OnSlaught

Some of the heaviest players in rugby today have been featured in this brilliant compilation by Andrew Forde. As expected, Props dominated the video and there ...

There's a big addition to the Welsh rugby game everyone wants to see  Wales Online

Shane Williams, Nick Evans, Allan Bateman, Andy Powell and Lee Byrne are among those who will feature.

A successful trip to Limerick for the South African Tag Rugby Team  Limerick Post

THE South African Rugby Team were in Limerick recently to see the City and play tag rugby ahead of the Tag Rugby World Cup. The University of Limerick will ...

Canada opts for blend of experience and youth for rugby sevens Pan Am teams  Red Deer Advocate

Some familiar faces will be missing as Canada looks to defend its Pan American Games titles in men's and women's rugby sevens.

Rugby World Cup Depth Chart - Scotland  RugbyPass

Having come within a poor refereeing decision of reaching 2015's semi-finals, the latest RugbyPass Rugby World Cup depth chart feature checks how Scotland ...

Fiji put Rugby World on alert after crushing victory over All Blacks  Rugby OnSlaught

Fiji and Suva, it's a combination that is truly hard to beat. Especially when Fiji play in the vein that they did today, it makes it very difficult to argue that they could ...

Rugby Man Slaps Dislocated Knee Back Into Place, Immediately Hops Into Scrum  Deadspin

Rugby can be best described as British hockey because for as entertaining as it can be to watch, the fans can often ruin the experience with their innate desire to ...