The Irish women’s team that won the Grand Slam in 2013. Players have been banned from talking to journalists for exclusive columns to appear in print or online during the upcoming World Cup.  Photograph: Inpho

The USA, New Zealand and Kazakhstan are all lining up for the Irish women’s rugby team over the next fortnight in Paris. You didn’t know? The side, Gr(...)

A general view of the Aviva Stadium during the Ireland v New Zealand international last November. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The IRFU has reported a €7.3 million surplus for the 2013-14 season. The excess is due to improved sales for the November Series ticket sales and an (...)

Irish players warm-up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB anti-doping tee shirts before last month’s game in the  Junior World Championship match against  Fiji  at QBE Stadium, Albany,  New Zealand. Photograph:  Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

Anti-doping figures released for last year indicate Rugby Union, on an international level, is showing a higher percentage of positive test results th(...)

IRB chief executive Brett Gosper believes the agreement over a new European club rugby tournament  averted a crisis that could have seriously damaged professional rugby’s world image. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The European peace deal averted a crisis that could have seriously damaged professional rugby’s world image, according to International Rugby B(...)

 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(...)

The goggles have been particularly developed for young players with eye problems and who are not yet ready to wear contact lenses. The cost of a pair of goggles is €74.

Protective goggles suitable for rugby have been approved for the first time by the International Rugby Board. The wrap around protection, which has be(...)

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(...)

In demand: Cardiff’s Leigh Halfpenny (right) is reportedly a target for Toulon. Photograph: Ben Evans/Inpho

The battle between the Welsh Rugby Union and its four regions could see leading players, who are coming out of contract at the end of the season - Sa(...)

IRFU Warns of Dangers of Concussion and Dispels Myth of a “Knock to The Head”

With the School’s Senior Cups due to begin later this month and early February the IRFU’s guidelines and instruction on concussion in amateur and unde(...)