Toulouse may miss out on next season’s Champions Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This season’s Heineken Champions Cup cannot now be completed in July or August after the French prime minister Édouard Philippe ruled out “big sportin(...)

International Rugby Players association chief executive Omar Hassanein says players were never opposed to the concept of a world league. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Out of touch, money driven: late last February this combination of sound bites hit World Rugby’s unreleased plans for a Nations Championship. “To sug(...)

Sam Underhill of Bath Rugby and Mark Lambert of Harlequins clash heads during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match in September. Photo: Henry Browne/Getty Images

World Rugby’s policy of educating stakeholders on the significant dangers of head injuries and concussion is failing among a substantial number of cur(...)