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French rugby clubs reject president Laporte's replacement proposal
French clubs have voted against Bernard Laporte's proposal to appoint Patrick Buisson as interim president of the country's rugby federation (FFR), the governing body announced on Thursday.Buisson is currently the head of amateur rugby at the federation.
Gareth Edwards hoped he had the legs to round off rugby union’s ‘greatest try’
It is widely-acclaimed as rugby union’s greatest try – but Sir Gareth Edwards’ solitary hope on the dash for glory 50 years ago was that his hamstrings remained intact. Edwards also recalls his final instruction to Barbarians team-mate Derek Quinnell – in Welsh – before the number eight delivered a scoring pass in the penultimate act that created one of sport’s greatest moments.
Rugby-WRU chairman to set up external task force after sexism claims
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Rugby-Welsh Rugby Union chief promises review after sexism allegations
Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Wales v England - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Britain - February 27, 2021 Welsh rugby club shirts on display in the stands before the mat
French rugby boss held for questioning over tax issues
French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte was detained for questioning Tuesday — the latest judicial twist in his battles over allegations of financial wrongdoing. France's national prosecution office that focuses on financial crimes said police were questioning Laporte for suspected tax-related wrongdoing.
Rugby league could see “big influx” of new players from rugby union
The controversial changes surrounding tackle-height in rugby union could cause a mass exodus of players to rugby league, it has been suggested in Parliament. From next season, the RFU are lowering the tackle height to waist level at all levels below the ...
World Rugby to lower tackle height across elite game
The legal tackle height is set to be lowered across all elite rugby globally, despite a growing revolt against plans to roll out the most seismic changes to the way the game is played since it turned professional.
Who is Love Island star Kai? Meet the semi-professional rugby player from Manchester
The rugby player said he has ‘quite high expectations’ and does not commit to anyone unless he is ‘absolutely buzzing’ over them
Rugby legend Francois Pienaar on Nelson Mandela and winning the Rugby World Cup
Nelson Mandela famously wore his jersey at the 1995 final. Springbok legend, Francois Pienaar, describes the final that brought together an entire nation. Got a confidential news tip? We want to hear from you. Sign up for free newsletters and get more CNBC ...
Rugby legend Tendai Mtawarira explains where his nickname ‘The Beast’ came from
Tendai Mtawarira's "The Beast Foundation" was named after his famous nickname. He describes where the moniker came from and why the charity is so important. Got a confidential news tip? We want to hear from you. Sign up for free newsletters and get more ...
The Rugby Giant Who Protects the Eagles’ Blind Side
Jordan Mailata is the Eagles’ 6-foot-8, 365-pound import from Down Under charged with keeping star quarterback Jalen Hurts right side up.