Simon Halliday: “It may be that hard choices have to be made, which is why it gives us a wonderful opportunity to all work together, rather than approach this on our own.” Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has warned its clubs it is likely to be “months rather than weeks” before the season resumes in Europe and added it expect(...)

Fiji would be one of the teams added to an expanded Rugby Championship. Photograph: Getty Images

World Rugby has extended its deadline for the Six Nations and Rugby Championship unions to take the concept of a Nations Championship a step further t(...)

Willie Duggan: a talisman for club, province and country. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

William Patrick Duggan Born: March 12th, 1950 Died: August 28th, 2017 Willie Duggan, who has died aged 67, was an outstanding rugby player, among the(...)

 Julian Savea of the Hurricanes makes a break on his way to scoring a try during the  Super Rugby match against  the Stormers. Photograph:Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

One series victory in New Zealand, the 1971 tour, underlines historically how difficult it has been for the Lions during 11 visits to the southern hem(...)

The launch of the official jersey that will be worn by the British & Irish Lions players in the 2017 Tour to New Zealand. Photograph: Getty Images

Regardless of what is on the menu at London’s Hurlingham Club, it will not match the delicious irony served up a week next Wednesday. It is an evening(...)

Australian Rugby Union  chief executive Bill Pulver pictured with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

The Australian Rugby Union’s chief executive, Bill Pulver, has reacted with relief to news that New South Wales police have charged a man in relation (...)

 Minster for Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan  and the New Zealand Foreign Minister  Murray McCully at Iveagh House Wednesday. Photograph: Maxwells

A senior figure in the New Zealand government has given his support to Ireland’s bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. Ireland’s all-island bid f(...)

Head coach Steve Hansen has been envolved with the New Zealand management team for for over 10 years. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

When you face the national rugby team of New Zealand, you truly take on the entire Kiwi nation. It does not matter where you play them. Be it at their(...)

Dan Carter is one of a number of All Blacks who had to return to New Zealand in order to represent the side again. Photograph: Getty

New Zealand have no intention of following Australia’s lead and allowing players based at foreign clubs to play for the All Blacks, rugby chief Steve (...)

  New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen poses after announcing his re-signing as coach. Photograph:  Mark Tantrum/Getty Images

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has signed a contract extension until 2017, ensuring he will remain in charge of the national side until after the Brit(...)

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