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World Rugby Chairman   Bill Beaumont is to receive all three of WRU’s votes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Bill Beaumont has received a significant boost in his bid to be re-elected as World Rugby chairman after the Welsh union announced it is backing the (...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery is tackled by Andrew Porter of Leinster during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park last December. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Guinness Pro14 chief executive Martin Anayi remains optimistic that a finale of sorts to the 2019-20 campaign can still be salvaged from the damage ca(...)

Four Six Nations games remain to be played in the 2020 tournament. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

World Rugby will produce a range of options by the end of April, both in terms of financial assistance and providing a variety of different dates for (...)

Wales’ Ross Moriarty high ackles Gael Fickou of France.  The prospect of less concussions  due to safer waist-high tackling and no double hits, leading to more offloads and opportunities for the attacking team, is  exciting. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Whenever life returns to something resembling what we once called normal, and sport and rugby also come back into our lives, nothing will clearly ever(...)

The IRFU has announced pay deferrals ranging from 10 to 50%. Photograph: Inpho

All Irish rugby players and staff across the four provinces will be subject to scaled salary deferrals ranging from 10 to 50 per cent over the next tw(...)

 SRU chief operating officer Dominic McKay: he conceded  that filling a 60,000 capacity will represent “a challenge”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The decision to host the 2018-19 Guinness Pro14 final in Celtic Park, known also as Paradise, reflects a vision by the tournament organisers to make t(...)

The bioengineers found high-impact tackles to the upper trunk (with no head contact) can cause ball carrier head motion similar to that reported for concussion injuries. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rugby players are at a higher risk of suffering head injuries when making – rather than receiving – tackles, according to researchers at Trinity Colle(...)

Fiona Coghlan: acted as a World Cup ambassador during last year’s tournament in Dublin and Belfast.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

An Irish woman will be added to the World Rugby council. The IRFU have confirmed that John O’Driscoll and Pa Whelan will be joined by a third person,(...)

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup head of bid Kevin Potts pictures with IRFU chief executive Philip Browne back in March after a two-day site visit by the World Rugby Technical Review Group. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Irish Times has learned that Ireland’s overall financial bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup closely matched South Africa’s commercial offer and (...)

Shane Ross has said Ireland can still win its bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. File photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

The Government has insisted Ireland can still secure the Rugby World Cup in 2023, despite the World Rugby Technical Review Group endorsing South Afric(...)

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