New Zealand captain Richie McCaw holds aloft the Rugby World Cup trophy in 2011. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

TV3 has won the rights to broadcast live coverage of all 48 matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, it was confirmed this morning. The anno(...)

Pat Hickey (right), OCI President, with IRFU chief executive Philip Browne at the launch of a campaign on sports funding in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Hickey has warned those involved with Ireland’s bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup that they have much behind-the- scenes work to do if they (...)

International Rugby Board will not support any cross-border competition not approved by the respective Unions.

Confirmation, not that it was truly needed, that the latest proposal emanating from Premiership Rugby, a British and Irish Cup, is a non-runner came w(...)

IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

The International Rugby Board (IRB) have reiterated their stance that they will not back a European competition not fully supported by their member u(...)

The French, Irish, Welsh, Scottish and Italian rugby unions have agreed to press ahead with the Heineken Cup next season, under the auspices of the ER(...)

Major doubts still surround the future of the Heineken Cup, but recent comments from IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset sound encouraging.

All quiet on the western European front. At least the various parties in the ongoing rift over the future of European club rugby have not been hurling(...)

Saracens owner Nigel Wray

In response to threats of “financial oblivion” by the Bath owner Bruce Craig if they do not join the Anglo-French clubs’ proposed new tournament, and (...)

While French clubs like Toulon and Clermont are likely to be on board  a Heineken Cup next year  could well be without the English clubs. Photograph: Inpho.

As a further shot across the bows of the game’s long-established hierarchy, the announcement by the Anglo-French clubs’ axis of the so-called Rugby Ch(...)