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 Wales’ Rhys Webb receives medical attention after sustaining an injury against Wales. Photograph: Reuters

World Rugby has issued a crackdown on dangerous play involving the head by reminding referees to punish any severe examples with a red card. On the (...)

England prop Joe Marler is being investigated by World Rugby for racist abuse of  Wales prop Samson Lee. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Rugby is in the dock again. Some day soon the Joe Marler affair might be settled – an independent hearing before three wise men having been appointed (...)

“The majority of all injuries occur during contact or collision, such as the tackle and the scrum,” says the open letter from the health professionals. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

World Rugby has said that the proposals outlined in an open letter signed by more than 70 doctors and health experts would have injurious effects on y(...)

Wales fullback Liam Williams was the latest player from Warren Gatland’s squad to be ruled out of tournament. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Despite the mounting injury count to Welsh and Irish players, World Rugby says it is not alarmed by attrition rates in teams. Figures from this World(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland has yet to indicate who would provide “suitably trained and experienced” cover at hooker in the event of either Ken Owens or Scott Baldwin getting injured. Photograph:  Getty Images.

Wales and Australia will receive no sympathy from Rugby World Cup organisers if their decision to pick only two specialist hookers in their squads bac(...)

Ireland’s women’s rugby team: Indications from within World Rugby appear to make Ireland favourites to host the 2017 World Cup ahead of England and South Africa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Initially mooted for the University of Limerick and Thomond Park, the IRFU have entered an all-Ireland bid for the 2017 Women’s World Cup to be hoste(...)

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