Gareth Thomas

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USA flanker John Quill is shown a red card by referee Nic Berry after a dangerous tackle on England’s Owen Farrell during their Rugby World Cup Pool C game at  Kobe Misaki Stadium. Photograph: Craig Mercer/Inpho

On the very first re-viewing of John Quill’s 70th-minute shoulder charge on Owen Farrell on Thursday in Kobe, referee Nic Berry probably had his mind (...)

The decision by former Wales rugby captain areth Thomas to speak publicly about living with HIV is an important milestone. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The decision by former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas to speak publicly about living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an important milest(...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

Wales captain  Gareth Thomas is tackled by Lionel Beauxis  and Dimitri Szarzewski of France during a Test match    at the Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Gareth Thomas came clad in pink for his first game as an openly gay rugby player. As did his Cardiff team-mates. “They must have known you were maki(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross: “We want to see every citizen engaging regularly in some form of sport and physical activity, irrespective of their age, economic or social circumstances, their ethnic background or their physical capabilities.”Photograph: Getty Images

Irish sports clubs are too Irish-born* and too unwelcoming to people with disabilities, older people and people from poorer backgrounds, a major confe(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola is confronted by a Munster fan after his side’s victory in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The views expressed by Israel Folau and Billy Vunipola do not represent the rugby community, our ethos, ethics or values. They are not us. Rugby’s on(...)

Israel Folau: he will  have the opportunity to put his case forward at a code of conduct hearing with Rugby Australia on May 4th. Photograph:  EPA/Jan Touzeau

Wallabies’ director of rugby Scott Johnson has backed the hardline stance taken by Rugby Australia over Israel Folau’s controversial social media post(...)

Billy Vunipola celebrates Saracens’ victory over Munster in Coventry. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

A great weekend for Saracens, a deeply damaging one for rugby BT Sport brand themselves “the heart of sport”. They are certainly not the moral compas(...)

Wow Air in better times.

Some of the six Irish lenders under investigation by the Central Bank in relation to the State’s €1 billion tracker mortgage scandal can expect to rec(...)

“People used to come from society to the workplace and had to hide who they were. Increasingly they now feel safer in the workplace than they do in society,” says Gareth Thomas

If someone was ever in a good position to discuss toxic masculinity and how it can affect every aspect of your life, including work, it must be Gareth(...)

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