England head coach Eddie Jones: “At the end of the day, whether the team wins or loses, the responsibility is mine.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England’s head coach Eddie Jones has insisted he remains in sole charge despite being placed under scrutiny by the Rugby Football Union, while also de(...)

Last year, nine rugby union players diagnosed with long-term brain injuries – including the England World Cup winner Steve Thompson – joined a concussion lawsuit against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The rise in concussion lawsuits threatens the financial viability of some sports, Britain’s sports minister has said. Speaking to the digital, culture(...)

The results of five Champions Cup matches have now been determined off the pitch. File photograph: Inpho

Being awarded a walkover following the cancellation of their last 16 tie against Toulon, which was scheduled to take place at the RDS yesterday, is no(...)

Leicester coach Steve Borthwick could be part of Steve Borthwick’s Lions coaching ticket this summer. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Steve Borthwick is firmly on Warren Gatland’s radar to potentially work with him for the British and Irish Lions this summer. The former England forw(...)

 The TG4 team of presenter Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, commentator Máire Ní Bhraonáin, and analysts Deirbhile Níc a Bháird, Jenny Murphy and Eimear Considine on duty for the Leinster  v Cardiff Blues game last November. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was November 2020. TG4 had just announced a first all-female broadcast team for Leinster’s game against Cardiff in the Pro14. Presenter Máire Trea(...)

England captain Emily Scarratt celebrates with the Six Nations trophy last year. Photograph: Inpho

The Women’s Six Nations is in doubt because of the rising number of Covid-19 infections, but the English Premiership has avoided more cancellations th(...)

‘The financial payouts per athlete could easily reach six-figure sums or more.’  Photograph: AFP/Getty

Rugby union authorities are likely to be forced into immediate safety measures to reduce the risk of lawsuits from current and future players, a leadi(...)

Many of the players involved are former internationals from Six Nations Championship unions, all of whom sustained head injuries. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A company recently set up in London has written to up to 10 Irish rugby players seeking their permission to be included in a group lawsuit with over 7(...)

Ireland take on England during the 2019 Guinness Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Six Nations are considering putting back the start of next year’s tournament because of the financial consequences of playing matches either behin(...)

Saracens’ players celebrate at the final whistle after beating Leinster to win the Champions Cup last year. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

The Pro14 resumes this weekend with a series of derbies that will not involve cross-border travel before the playoffs on the first two weekends of Sep(...)

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