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Toulon’s winger Bryan Habana vies with Leinster wing Fergus McFadden during the European Champions Cup rugby union semi-final in April 2015 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

Fergus McFadden has endured the slings and arrows before. He’s been written off and he’s come back. At 31 years old here he is, still a fixture, still(...)

The 2013 Heineken Cup final. TMO decisions have become an increasingly familiar feature of the modern game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

To err is human, to forgive divine, and as in everything when humans are involved in making decisions, there’ll be erroneous ones. All in all though,(...)

Spanish players protest to Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu (left) after losing the 2018 Rugby Europe Championship match against Belgium in Brussels. The Spanish Rugby Federation has officially asked to replay the match. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

World Rugby is to set up an emergency dispute committee to review the controversial World Cup qualifier between Spain and Belgium. Belgium won the Ru(...)

Paddy Jackson (left) and Stuart Olding

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding may move abroad to continue their respective rugby careers despite the fact that they are both under contract at Ulste(...)

 Spanish players protest to Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu (left) after losing the 2018 Rugby Europe Championship match against  Belgium in Brussels.  The Spanish Rugby Federation has officially asked to replay the match. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The Romanian rugby federation (FRR) is withdrawing referee Vlad Iordachescu from being a fourth match official in the Challenge Cup quarter-final betw(...)

Conrad Smith was speaking at an event to mark International Rugby Players Move To Dublin.

The two-time World Cup winning All Black centre Conrad Smith believes Joe Schmidt could become New Zealand coach when his contract runs out after the (...)

Iain Henderson: has signed a contract extension which will see him continue to play his rugby for Ulster and Ireland until at least June 2021. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

If any province needed a sliver of upbeat news it arrived for Ulster yesterday when Rory Best and Iain Henderson signed new contracts. It binds the tw(...)

Rory Best with the Six Nations trophy on the team’s flight back to Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

The IRFU has announced that Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best has signed a contract extension to the end of the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Best, w(...)

New Zealand will become the first women’s team to receive fully-paid contracts. Photo: Inpho

Twenty-three years after men’s rugby union was made professional, New Zealand’s national women’s team – the Black Ferns – will be offered paid contrac(...)

Ireland Under-20s’s Angus Curtis during his side’s victory over Italy. He says his side are still looking for a complete 80-minute performance. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 international Angus Curtis comes from excellent rugby stock, his grandfather Arthur Bryan won three senior caps as a flanker in 1950,(...)

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