Wales captain Sam Warburton. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Welsh rugby has finally agreed a peace deal with 10 players receiving dual contracts in a six-year €75 million-plus agreement. The new Rugby Services(...)

 Sam Warburton  has become the first Wales player to sign a central contract with the Welsh Rugby Union. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Captain Sam Warburton has become the first Wales player to sign a central contract with the Welsh Rugby Union.The 25-year-old flanker, who skippered t(...)

Despite admitting the future of the ERC’s flagship tournaments has never been so imperilled, chief executive Derek McGrath maintains the rewards for resolving the current logjam have also never been greater. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The dark clouds gathered on a grim and wet day in Dublin which, seemed apt for ERC’s Irish launch of this season’s Heineken and Amlin Cups in Sky’s Du(...)

An ERC graphic at the Welsh and English Heineken & Amlin Cup launch in Cardiff. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inphjo

Despite repeated assertions from English and French clubs that their Premiership Rugby and Ligue Nationale de Rugby representatives will not be atten(...)