England fullback Mike Brown has been ruled out of Sunday’s RBS Six Nations match against Ireland after suffering a setback in his recovery from concussion, the Rugby Football Union has announced. Photograph: David Davies/PA

England full-back Mike Brown has been ruled out of Sunday’s RBS Six Nations match against Ireland after suffering a setback in his recovery from concu(...)

A French court has ordered more investigation in the case opposing Armitage to the client of a restaurant with whom he fought. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

A French court sent back the case against England rugby forward Steffon Armitage, who is accused of assaulting a man in the port city of Toulon where (...)

Northampton captain Dylan Hartley is sent off by referee JP Doyle during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers over the weekend. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The England and Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley’s latest Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing will take place in London on Tuesday.Northampton l(...)

  RFU Chairman Bill Beaumont says the RWC is the third biggest global event and will be even bigger by 2023. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Former Lions and England captain Bill Beaumont said that getting full government support and building strong partnerships with the GAA and other spo(...)

Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill fears that unless officials get a grasp on foul play, players will start to dive to draw penalties and cards. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire.

Rugby faces a potential rise in cynical dives and play-acting unless the directives given to referees and television match officials are re-examined, (...)

Fans outside Stamford Bridge prior to the game against   Aston Villa on Saturday. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Chelsea have had talks with England’s rugby chiefs about moving to Twickenham for a season while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped.The Rugby Football Uni(...)

 Lynne Cantwell (right) and Nora Stapleton during the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Players on the Irish Women’s rugby team believed that people considered their 2013 Grand Slam win and particularly their win over the English team was(...)

Leinster Rugby Training & Press Briefing, Rosemount, UCD 17/12/2012Brian O'DriscollMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Former Ireland and Leinster captain Brian O’Driscoll was named the fifth most influential person in world rugby. In a list compiled by Rugby World mag(...)

Weslh captain Sam Warburton, who currently has no club to play for sits with head coach Warren Gatland and forwards coach Robyn McBride. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Colm O’Neill

Warren Gatland returned to Wales this week from his holiday in New Zealand one year out from the start of three World Cup warm-up matches but his prep(...)

Paul O’Connell with ball in hand playing for Munster, who are supposed to meet Cardiff on the same weekend that the Welsh club are scheduled to play in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Irish and Welsh rugby has been thrown into confusion and possibly stormy waters following the release of the LV =Cup Fixtures. The opening round of th(...)