Rugby becoming the next frontier for hungry sports investors

Rugby Feb 24, 2021

Rugby becoming the next frontier for hungry sports investors

Rugby's crown jewels are in the sights of investors seeking to exploit the untapped potential of the market as struggling governing bodies try to replenish their coffers. U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake is reported to be offering around $340 million for a 15% share ...

Georgia replaces Japan in Europe's new Autumn Nations Cup

Rugby Sep 11, 2020

Georgia replaces Japan in Europe's new Autumn Nations Cup

Georgia will replace Japan in the new eight-team Autumn Nations Cup competition being held in Europe in November, with the format and fixtures confirmed by organizers on Thursday. After the original November internationals were cancelled because of travel restrictions impacting the Southern Hemisphere nations, an ...

World Rugby outlaws tries against post protector

Rugby May 13, 2020

World Rugby outlaws tries against post protector

Tries in rugby union can no longer be scored by grounding the ball against the post protector, World Rugby announced on Tuesday. The law change, which comes in with immediate effect, was approved by the global governing body's council on Tuesday. World Rugby, explaining the amendment ...