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Sean Wainui: death of New Zealand rugby player treated as suspected suicide

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The death of New Zealand rugby union player Sean Wainui is being treated as a suspected suicide, according to a coroner. Il 25enne, who played for Super Rugby team the Chiefs, Bay of Plenty and the Māori All Bla...

Rugby bosses must tackle this misuse of Indigenous imagery

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Exeter Rugby Club has decided the way forward in complaints about its appropriation of Native American imagery is to ask a group likely to be heavily invested in maintaining that imagery: its members (Exeter’s Tony Ro...

‘Rugby was a lifeline’: Bipoc group seeks to establish game in US Black colleges

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When the USA and New Zealand kick-off on Saturday at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Football Team, Carille Guthrie will look on with passionate interest. Though Guthrie is president of a foundation which aims to...

USA Rugby World Cup bid faces first big test with All Blacks game in DC

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“I cannot overstate how important it would be to see women’s rugby matches from the World Cup in NFL stadiums. That’s just unheard of.” So said Phaidra Knight, former US Eagle and member of the World Rugby Hall of Fam...

GB’s wheelchair rugby champions relish spotlight after Paralympics award

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The success of Great Britain’s wheelchair rugby team is helping to shift the perception of Paralympians away from being “super heroes” and towards being seen simply as elite athletes, according to one of the team’s st...

A Rorschach test for rugby: contrasting conclusions from new dementia study

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Two press releases arrive two hours apart, offering two very different views of the same new study published on Wednesday in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. It is called the BRA...

Sean Wainui: New Zealand rugby mourns death of Super Rugby star

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Tributes have flowed for New Zealand rugby union player Sean Wainui after the Māori All Blacks representative died in a car crash in the early hours of Monday. Bay of Plenty police issued a statement on Monday morning...

Give it a try: how the rugby shirt became hot property

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You’ve heard of limited edition trainers and the possession of the “right” smartphone as crucial social currency for twentysomethings, but what about rugby shirts? The sports staple, beloved of private schoolboys and ...

Premier Rugby Sevens: Tapper and Baker lend new league a hand

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Midway through our conversation, Perry Baker greets a friend not seen in a while. The other party to the post-pandemic reunion is Tai Enosa, another US Eagle who Baker will face on the field on Saturday. Fourteen US ...

All four England women’s rugby union autumn Tests to be shown live on BBC

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Il 2022 World Cup starts a year on Friday and English women’s rugby has received a further boost to its profile with confirmation that the Red Roses’ autumn Tests will be broadcast live on terrestrial television. BBC...

World Rugby to ban red-green kit clashes to help colour-blind fans

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World Rugby is to introduce new laws at the 2027 World Cup that will ban red-green kit clashes to help people with colour vision deficiency (CVD). The measure means Wales or Ireland would have to change jerseys if dra...

Argentina Pumas v Australia Wallabies: Rugby Championship 2021 – live!

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Martin Gleeson vows to add creativity to England attack before Rugby World Cup

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England’s new attack coach Martin Gleeson believes he can emulate his friend Shaun Edwards and make a significant difference at the highest level of international rugby union over the next two years leading up to the ...

Jimmy Gopperth: ‘I’m a country lad from a farm – rugby is not everything’

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As Jimmy Gopperth prepares to begin his seventh season with Wasps on Saturday, just a few months after his 38th birthday, and as someone who has enjoyed successful spells in the Premiership, the Celtic League and Supe...

‘It’s going to be tough’: rugby league’s London future looks uncertain

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Rugby league is about to enter a new era, with a reduced broadcast deal with Sky Sports likely to result in restructuring and a reduction in the number of professional clubs. Some will fold and the sport will look dif...

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