Ireland’s Leah Lyons in action against Italy during the Women’s Six Nations Championship in Parma earlier this year. Photograph: ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

Leading figures in global rugby – from Bernard Laporte to Raelene Castle – lunched at the Irish Georgian Society’s home on South William Street i(...)

 Israel Folau has had his four-year contract with Rugby Australia terminated because of his controversial social media posts about gays and other so-called ‘sinners’ he believes are destined for hell. Photograph: EPA

Israel Folau has decided not to appeal against Rugby Australia’s decision to tear up his four-year, $4m contract for his controversial social media po(...)

 Australia’s Israel Folau is set to have his contract terminated. Photograph:

Rugby Australia said on Thursday it would terminate the contract of Israel Folau, the country’s best-known and best-paid player, if he cannot offer a (...)

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been assured his job is safe. Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has Rugby Australia’s backing through to next year’s Rugby World Cup despite disappointing performances against the All(...)

Ireland women’s team were turned down the chance of a Test series in Australia despite offer to cover costs. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The IRFU rejected an offer from Rugby Australia to host a historic three-test double-header of men’s and women’s internationals. A formal invitation (...)

Rugby player Israel Folau said gay people were destined to go to hell. Photograph: Getty Images

Israel Folau offered to walk away from his Rugby Australia (RA) contract if his anti-gay comments were deemed to be damaging the sport, the Wallabies(...)

Wallabies player Israel Folau said on social media that gay people were destined to go to hell. Photograph: Getty Images

Rugby Australia (RA) has declined to sanction Israel Folau over his anti-gay comments last week and will instead continue a dialogue with the Wallabie(...)

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 Jenny Murphy has quit international rugby to take up boxing. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Before unveiling Jenny Murphy’s new sporting life as a boxer, see Australian rugby’s landmark shift toward sporting equality. The ARU, along with inco(...)