Spanish players protest to Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu   after losing to Belgium in March. Photograph: EPA

In a controversial outcome to the highly vexed Rugby Europe qualification process for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, Russia have qualified for the 2019 (...)

 Spanish players protest to Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu (left) after losing the 2018 Rugby Europe Championship match against  Belgium in Brussels.  The Spanish Rugby Federation has officially asked to replay the match. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The Romanian rugby federation (FRR) is withdrawing referee Vlad Iordachescu from being a fourth match official in the Challenge Cup quarter-final betw(...)

Spain’s Fabien Perrin reacts to his team’s controversial defeat to Belgium. Photograph: Getty Images

The Spanish Rugby Federation has lodged a formal complaint to World Rugby and Rugby Europe, demanding that their game against Belgium which ended in a(...)