Rugby Mar 15, 2019

World Rugby says controversial shake-up could earn billions for game

World Rugby has defended its controversial Nations Championship concept, saying the proposed annual global tournament could earn the sport £5 billion ($6.6 billion) in 12 years. Rugby chiefs want to launch a new cross-hemisphere contest in 2022, in which the winners of the Six Nations ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 25, 2016

England holds off Australia to complete series swep

A ruthless England side beat Australia 44-40 in a thrilling rollercoaster of a third test on Saturday to inflict a first 3-0 home series sweep on the Wallabies since 1971. Tries from prop Dan Cole, fullback Mike Brown, No. 8 Billy Vunipola and replacement hooker ...

Rugby veteran O'Connell announces retirement

More Sports / Rugby Feb 9, 2016

Rugby veteran O'Connell announces retirement

Paul O'Connell has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury before having the chance to end a glittering career with European champion Toulon, the former Ireland captain said on Tuesday. O'Connell, whose retirement from international rugby came sooner than he had hoped when ...