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RUGBY NEWS

He left Fiji to escape crime, fled Solomon Islands following a coup and landed accidentally in Australia. Now, Samu Kerevi is a rugby star

August 01, 2022 9:15 am

The 28-year-old, considered one of the most fearsome players in the world, narrowly missed a podium finish in Birmingham

Explained: How World Rugby plans to tackle concussions and dementia

September 25, 2021 7:56 am

The game’s governing body, along with International Rugby Players (IRP), announced a six-point checklist.

French rugby federation allows transgender people to compete

May 19, 2021 1:48 pm

With two years to go before the World Cup in France, the French federation said the vote sends a “benevolent and resolute signal that respect for minorities is an irrefutable right in our sport.”

Former rugby players to sue governing bodies after being diagnosed with dementia

December 12, 2020 8:28 am

A group of eight former Rugby players, including England’s 2003 World Cup winner Steve Thompson and former Welsh flanker Alix Popham, are suing the unions for negligence in promoting safety.

After multiple dementia diagnosis, former rugby players to sue governing bodies

December 11, 2020 7:50 am

There are reports that around 70 former players from around the world will file a lawsuit against rugby's governing bodies regarding negligence in promoting safety.

Argentina rugby team's Pablo Matera loses captaincy, suspended over racist posts

December 01, 2020 10:06 am

Pablo Matera has been stripped of the captaincy of the Argentina national rugby team and suspended along with two teammates over historic social media posts which have been deemed "racist and xenophobic.".

All Blacks lose back-to-back games, this time beaten fair and square by Los Pumas

November 17, 2020 3:29 pm

A crowd of 10,000 watched the Argentines at the Bankwest Stadium in Sydney hand out a neat demolition of the All Blacks - who now for the first time have suffered back to back losses since the start of the decade.

Liberated New Zealand fans set to flock to Super Rugby games

June 09, 2020 3:26 pm

New Zealand's Super Rugby teams are welcoming the prospect of a "massive lift" from crowds flocking to their stadiums this weekend for a long-awaited taste of the nation's favourite sport.

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi goes back to his roots to feed destitute

May 01, 2020 7:17 pm

The South Africa rugby captain has set up the Kolisi Foundation along with wife Rachel to help feed impoverished citizens and provide equipment to frontline medical workers.

2 Fiji rugby players arrested for breaking virus quarantine

April 06, 2020 3:39 pm

Fiji has reported 12 cases. "We strongly condemn the behavior of these two players and their disregard for lawful instructions to self-isolate themselves," said John O'Connor, chief executive or Fiji rugby.

RUGBY PHOTOS

Japan's veteran rugby players happy to die in their boots

September 03, 2019 11:39 am

Fuwaku, founded in 1948, is one of approximately 150 Japanese clubs that stage competitive, full-contact matches for players over the age of 40.

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