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Dr Farah Palmer is a leading contender to become the next chair of NZR. File photograph: Getty Images

Dr Farah Palmer is many things. A Rugby World Cup-winning captain. A national representative for a decade. Associate dean and senior lecturer at the M(...)

Rugby Australia are seeking a new chief executive to replace Raelene Castle, she quit last month saying she believed the board wanted her out. Photograph: Getty Images

Rugby Australia (RA) director Peter Wiggs has resigned after less than six weeks in the role amid reports of disharmony on the board as the embattled (...)

James Cronin in action for Munster against Racing 92 at Thomond Park during last November’s Champions Cup game. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

To paraphrase Hunter Thompson ‘We had just finished the warm-up when the prednisolone began to take hold.’ Time to play. Pain free. Where had we hea(...)

Raelene Castle, who stepped down as chief executive of Rugby Australia this week, received a death threat last year. Photograph:   Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

In the wake of Raelene Castle resigning as chief executive of Rugby Australia, it has emerged that increased security was needed to protect her follow(...)

Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle during a press conference at the Rugby Australia head office in Sydney. Photograph: Getty Images

Rugby Australia (RA) chief executive Raelene Castle resigned on Thursday after nearly three years at the helm, saying she believed the board no longer(...)

Australia are due to play Ireland in Dublin in November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As July tours of the southern hemisphere are about to be postponed or even abandoned, the next threat to Irish rugby’s revenue stream is cancellation (...)

Dave Rennie: will leave Glasgow Warriors to take over as Australia coach on a three-and-a-half year deal. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

With Dave Rennie’s appointment as Wallabies coach an important part of his predecessor Michael Cheika’s legacy will live on. When Cheika took over (...)

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 (...)

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