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James Botham, the grandson of former England cricketer Ian Botham, will makes his Wales debut against Georgia on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

James Botham – grandson of England cricket great Ian Botham – will make his Wales debut in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash against Georgia in Lla(...)

 Referee Jerome Garcès talks to players at the scrum during the Rugby World Cup semi-final   between Wales and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

A special word of congratulations to Jérôme Garcès who will referee the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday. There is no higher honour. Nigel Owens tw(...)

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 (...)

Most injuries in youth rugby occur due to the collision elements of the game, say academics from Newcastle University’s Institute of Health. Photo: Inpho

World Rugby has rejected “extreme and alarmist” claims made in a study that calls on scrums and tackling to be banned at school level, with a number o(...)

England captain Dylan Hartley has led Eddie Jones’ team to back-to-back Six Nations titles. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Warren Gatland names his British and Irish Lions squad in the tranquil setting of Syon Park next Wednesday, a venue that is within earshot of the stad(...)