Gus Pichot

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English RFU chief Bill Sweeney says rugby league’s experience could not be ignored. Photograph: Getty Images

English RFU chief Bill Sweeney has pointed to the success of rugby league to show that union could work as a summer sport. Sweeney is a member of the(...)

Bernard Laporte is running for the role of World Rugby’s vice-chairman. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Fiji, Laporte and rugby politics That it requires fresh allegations to stop World Rugby glossing over the fact that a convicted killer sits at their (...)

Agustin Pichot in action for Argentina against Ireland at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Argentine Revolt Agustín Pichot is rugby union’s best chance of becoming a truly global game. The former Argentinean scrumhalf is challenging the(...)

Agustin Pichot: “If I was Devin Toner . . . I will be asking WR for answers. I feel sorry for him; nothing against  who was properly selected for the RWC19 by the way. But feel that way.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has dismissed the opinions of the high-profile World Rugby vice -president Agustin Pichot as irrelevant after the former Pumas scrumhalf s(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt says Devin Toner was very unlucky in missing out on the World Cup and that his ankle injury had affected his pre-season. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Irish coach Joe Schmidt has dismissed as irrelevant the position of World Rugby vice-chairman Gus Pichot, who said that Devin Toner should be asking W(...)

Chris Henry in action for Ulster against Connacht in the 2017 Pro14. Photograph: Inpho

Still they leave. During the week, the Ulster flanker Chris Henry announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect. He said that the sport th(...)

French rugby president Bernard Laporte  in London on November  15th after France is named to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis

At the end of several World Cup 2023 bid presentations, in far-flung rugby outposts, the hosts would wonder aloud: “What are you going to do for us?” (...)