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Alleged racial abuse from Super Rugby crowd overshadows upcoming Culture Round

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Wellington Hurricanes loose forward Du’Plessis Kirifi complained of alleged racial abuse from the crowd at Sydney’s Leichhardt Oval during Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the New South Wales Waratahs. The 25-year...

US Rugby World Cups: what will 2031 en 33 mean for the American game?

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From the US men’s and women’s national teams to the boardroom at Meta, from the grassroots of the American game up to Capitol Hill, reaction to the award of the men’s Rugby World Cup 2031 and the women’s event in 2033...

Show us the money, say women’s rugby stars with Australia to host World Cups

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Wallaroos captain Shannon Parry expects more money for female players as Rugby Australia cashes in on hosting the men’s and women’s World Cups in 2027 en 2029. RA chief Andy Marinos estimates the two tournaments will...

United States to host Rugby World Cup and pledges not to ‘do a Qatar’

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The groundbreaking 2031 Rugby World Cup in the USA may have to move to July and August to avoid a clash with the NFL after organisers vowed not to “do a Qatar”. World Rugby’s council rubber-stamped the decision to awa...

We can build it, they will come: a USA Rugby World Cup will be a gamechanger

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Dankie, Wêreld Rugby! Call me biased, as a current member of the national squad, but inviting the United States to host the 2031 en 2033 men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups is exactly what our sport needs. They know...

Australia confirmed as host of men’s 2027 and women’s 2029 rugby world cups

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Australia will host the men’s 2027 and women’s 2029 Rugby World Cups in a game changer for the cash-strapped code Down Under. The World Rugby Council formally granted Australia staging rights for the two global showpi...

Rugby powers to hold talks on new global north v south tournament

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Rugby chiefs are poised to hold key discussions on Tuesday over the proposal to radically shake up the international calendar and introduce a new global competition to be staged every two years. Representatives from t...

Samoan rugby player Kelly Meafua dies after jumping from bridge in France

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A rugby club has been left in shock after Samoan back row forward Kelly Meafua died after jumping from a bridge into the river Tarn hours after playing in a French second division match. Meafua’s club Montauban confir...

Courtney Winfield-Hill’s rugby league odyssey: ‘I’m all-in for England and Leeds now’

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Kevin Sinfield left an indelible mark on English rugby league during his career as a player, but if Leeds Rhinos lift the women’s Challenge Cup on Saturday and England follow suit in the Rugby League World Cup this au...

Bath’s rugby history is so far removed from the present that it feels ancient

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Six months ago Bath sent their kids to play a cup match against Gloucester and lost 71-10. On Saturday they went back with their first team, Charlie Ewels, Sam Underhill and Taulupe Faletau in the pack, Ben Spencer an...

Blackouts, migraines and amnesia: why a rugby player gave up the game he loved

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Humphrey Bodington doesn’t remember the collision that led him to give up rugby. He can recall the moments before it, how, playing for Newcastle University, he came hot off the back of the first scrum because he wante...

New Harlequins documentary could be a gamechanger for club rugby

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For years rugby clubs barely considered their wider profile. As long as their captive audience of season ticket holders and local sponsors were happy, everything else was a bonus. Even for prestigious London sides lik...

In New Zealand rugby, women are still viewed as tourists to the game, a footnote to the men

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Sometimes the worst thing you can do is win. Success, in a nominal sense, can hide a multitude of sins. While the wins kept coming for New Zealand’s Black Ferns, it was easy to believe that the system was working. Tho...

Rugby league’s players’ union calls for Easter double-headers to be dropped

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The traditional Easter double-header this year could be the last time fans get to experience one of the highlights of the Super League calendar amid a player-led push to improve welfare. The Rugby League Players Assoc...

Police investigate hazing allegations of women’s rugby team at Vermont college

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Vermont police have launched an investigation into hazing allegations surrounding the women’s rugby team at Norwich University in the state, including allegations of branding and waterboarding. Police have executed se...

Wales v Scotland: Women’s Six Nations rugby – live!

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