Latest news on rugby

Latest news on rugby

Welcome to our rugby news page. Here we highlight the latest rugby news from around the world. Each article is curated and sourced from the most respected rugby writers and added to this page as it breaks, so be sure to visit regularly! Also be sure to visit our videos page for the latest newsworthy rugby related videos from YouTube.

  • Courtney Lawes is still laying down the law, and a young wing wizard casts a spell… WORLD OF RUGBY – SEASON REVIEW
    on May 19, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    WORLD OF RUGBY: The Premiership title is still up for grabs and two fascinating semi-finals await, but the league campaign is over and it has been an absorbing one.

  • Cutting number of regions still ‘an option’ – WRU
    on May 19, 2024 at 8:46 pm

    But the WRU executive director of rugby still hopes to offer Cardiff, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets an “uplift” in funding in coming years.

  • Sir Tony O’Reilly obituary
    by Martin Adeney on May 19, 2024 at 3:48 pm

    Irish rugby international who went on to become one of his country’s most charismatic businessmenAs Ireland’s best known and most flamboyant businessman, Sir Tony O’Reilly, who has died aged 88, was instrumental in changing the image of his country from that of a commercial backwater into one of a booming “Celtic Tiger” economy. Never notably self-effacing, he once said: “The Irish in many countries concealed their identities. I got the Irish to be rather proud of the Irish.”But the career of the titan who had once been Ireland’s richest man and a sporting hero ended in failure when, in a demonstration of hubristic over-reach, he was pursued through the courts for debts which, in spite of the sale of his houses and art collection, he was unable to pay, and he was declared bankrupt in 2015. Continue reading…

  • Defying Premiership semi-final travel sickness the aim for Saracens and Sale
    by Robert Kitson on May 19, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    Only once since 2015 has an away side reached the Premiership final, and Bath and the Saints are hosting this seasonThis year’s Premiership campaign has not been short on drama and the best could still await. After a breathless Saturday afternoon when one of the season’s more remarkable away wins occurred, the upshot is a brace of semi-finals full of intriguing plot lines, not least whether Sale Sharks or Saracens can now buck the well-established historical trend of home victories in the last four.Just once since 2015 has an away side won a Premiership semi-final and that was the famous “Bristanbul” game in 2021 when Harlequins needed extra time to complete a stunning fightback from 28-0 down. Otherwise 15 of the past 16 final eliminators have been won by the hosts, which explained the broad smiles and upbeat atmosphere in Bath when confirmation of Sale’s stunning 20-10 win at the StoneX Stadium came through. Continue reading…

  • Former Ireland and Lions player Tony O’Reilly dies
    on May 19, 2024 at 1:22 pm

    He built an international media business which at one stage owned more than 100 newspapers.

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