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(...)

The president of the French Rugby Federation Pierre Camou stormed out of meeting.

The four Welsh regions will not meet next week’s deadline to continue their participation agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union as the dispute over the(...)

English Rugby Football Union chairman Bill Beaumont attended talks in Dublin on the future of European club competition. Photograph:   Jan Kruger/Getty Images

English rugby boss Ian Ritchie left crisis talks on the future of European rugby by promising to continue the mediation in January.English Rugby Footb(...)

Toulon’s Delon Armitage dives over in last May’s Heineken Cup final at the Aviva. Next year’s tournament will again be staged under the governance of the ERC.

The French, Irish, Welsh, Scottish and Italian unions yesterday resolved to press ahead with a pan-European tournament next season under the governanc(...)

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(...)

New Zealand’s All Blacks flanker and captain Richie McCaw shakes hands with French rugby federation (FFR) president Pierre Camou.

In the latest development in the ongoing impasse over the future of European club rugby, the President of the French Federation (FFR), Pierre Camou, i(...)

It seems nigh-on impossible that the FFR (Federation Francaise de Rugby) president, Pierre Camou, would have relented in his unwavering declarations that his federation would not sanction a European Cup organised by anyone other than the ERC.

Reports in today’s English media that agreement has been reached between the six main European unions and federations, and the Anglo-French clubs, reg(...)

Two days of ERC mediation talks regarding the future of the Heineken Cup, or an alternative pan-European tournament, have concluded with the Celtic a(...)