The 2021 Rugby League World Cup due to take place in England has been postponed until next year,  two weeks after Australia and New Zealand pulled out. Photograph: Getty Images

This year’s Rugby League World Cup in England has been postponed until 2022 after last month’s withdrawals of defending champions Australia and New Ze(...)

Meghan Markle returned to Canada after three days in the UK; it is understood Prince Harry will follow this week. File photgraph: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Senior royal officials and UK and Canadian government representatives continued urgent talks on Saturday, over the future of the Duke and Duchess of S(...)

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said: ’It’s a brilliant time to be a fan of the Home Nations teams.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Theresa May has backed moves to bring the World Cup to the UK and Ireland in 2030. The UK prime minister signalled she would offer government support(...)

A view of the Dubai skyline. The UAE has indicated it plans a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. File photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

The United Arab Emirates is planning a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. While the sport is in its infancy in the Middle East, the country’(...)

At the Kilkenomics Young Economist of the Year Award show in Kilkenny yesterday were Dan Ariely, Bill Black and David McWilliams. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

Kilkenomics Now in its fourth year, Kilkenomics is bringing economists, financial analysts and media commentators to Kilkenny with a few stand(...)

Ryan Hall of England scores his second try as Rory Kostjasyn (left) of Ireland attempts to tackle during the Rugby League World Cup Group A match  at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

England 42 Ireland 0 Ireland must pull off an unlikely win over tournament favourites Australia in Limerick next Saturday to keep their Rugby L(...)