World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont  is being challenged by present vice-chairman  Agustín Pichot. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP via Getty Images

On Sunday, World Rugby will elect its chairman for the next four years. In the past, this event has held about as much interest for rugby people (...)

Ireland under-20 head coach Noel McNamara. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland under-20 team will train at the National Sports Campus on Tuesday as they await an official update on the status of Friday night’s game ag(...)

France and England in action at Stade de France. Doubt persists as to whether Ireland will play their French hosts at the venue on Saturday week.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The conclusion to the Guinness 2020 Six Nations remains shrouded in doubt. For the time being, the France-Ireland game at the Stade de France on Satur(...)

France flyhalf Anthony Belleau in action against South Africa in November. Belleau is among the youngsters in the squad that could pose a threat in the Six Nations. Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

“I think the French are in a mess,” observed Ronan O’Gara as bluntly as ever at his first press conference in his new guise as the Crusaders back coac(...)

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal wants his club to play in the English league.

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has written to the English Premiership clubs about the possibility of his reigning European champions joining Engla(...)

The president of the French Rugby Federation Pierre Camou stormed out of meeting.

The four Welsh regions will not meet next week’s deadline to continue their participation agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union as the dispute over the(...)

ERC chairman Jean Pierre Lux in Dublin earlier this month. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Premiership Rugby and its French counterparts have been accused of showing a lack of respect by ERC chairman Jean-Pierre Lux, as the increasingly bitt(...)