Empty seats in the Aviva Stadium during the Autumn Series in 2010 showing the shortfall in the sale of five and 10-year tickets.

A perfect storm appears to be enveloping Irish rugby and the IRFU. A club game in debt and in crisis; the unremitting economic climate as evidenced by(...)

IRB chief executive Brett Gosper: “We don’t think it’s in the interests of the game a competition such as that”. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

In one of the more significant statements so far in the ongoing saga about the future of European rugby, the game’s governing body, the International (...)

European Rugby Cup chairman Jean-Pierre Lux has described the ramifications of a proposed Anglo-French tournament as “detrimental” to the world game.E(...)