Steve Tew

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Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been dealt a major blow after a technical review group endorsed South Africa’s bid.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s hopes of winning the backing of World Rugby’s Technical Review group as the preferred bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup have been dashed(...)

“We’ve kept in contact with Joe about the job, like we’ve kept in touch with Vern Cotter and others.” Photo: Inpho

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt remains among the front runners to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks boss following the 2019 World Cup. The New Zeala(...)

 Eddie Jones, the England head coach, faces the media at Twickenham Stadium earlier this week. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England’s attempt to arrange a fixture against New Zealand this autumn was motivated by a request from Eddie Jones and not commercial opportunism, acc(...)

 Former All Black backrow Sione Lauaki has died aged 35. Photograph: EPA/Ian Stewart

Former New Zealand back-row forward Sione Lauaki has died at the age of 35. His death was announced by the All Blacks and his former club team, the H(...)

Australian Rugby Union  chief executive Bill Pulver pictured with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

The Australian Rugby Union’s chief executive, Bill Pulver, has reacted with relief to news that New South Wales police have charged a man in relation (...)

All Black scrumhalf  Aaron Smith was stood down from a recent Test match against South Africa after he entered a disabled toilet at Christchurch airport with an unnamed woman who was not his girlfriend. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

It has been the best of seasons and the worst of seasons. The All Blacks have charged through on an astonishing winning streak, victorious for 18 Tes(...)

Joe Schmidt: has a few more family-related matters to consider over the next fortnight before deciding whether to stay or go. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has deferred a decision regarding his future as the Ireland head coach for a further two weeks amid increased, if cautious, optimism that (...)

The All Blacks perform the Haka ahead of the opener of the Bledisloe Cup, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia on Saturday. Photograph: Photosport/Paul Seiser/INPHO

The New Zealand All Blacks’ team meeting room in an Australian hotel was bugged with a listening device this week, according to reports. The device (...)

 All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has agreed a new deal to stay on in the post until 2019. Photograph: Getty Images

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s decision to stay on with the team until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan has now thrown up another question in the ru(...)

Joe Schmidt “It’s not my really decision to be honest. I’ve got a young fella struggling at the moment,” he said, in reference to his unwell son Luke.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Heaven knows the whirlwind of emotions which were going through Joe Schmidt’s mind in the aftermath of this third Test and second one that got away. (...)

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