Rugby News

Sumitra Nayak kicks up a storm

Odia teen's last-gasp penalty helps Indian women secure first international 15s win.

Race to Rugby World Cup: Duo cycle from London to Tokyo, say Chandigarh best city in Asia for cycling

Ron Rutland and James Owens have been cycling from London to Tokyo as part of Race to Rugby World Cup. They've completed 10,000 kms out of the 20,000-kms journey and found Chandigarh to be one of the best cities in Asia for cycling.


Israel Folau waives right to appeal, says "no confidence" in process

Rugby Australia gave Israel Folau 72 hours to appeal the decision but confirmed that the player had missed the deadline on Monday, effectively ending his rugby career in Australia.

Rugby Australia terminates Israel Folau's contract for anti-gay comments

Israel Folau, who calls himself a devout Christian, has argued that his contentious social media post contained a passage from the bible.

Israel Folau rejected A$1m Rugby Australia settlement offer: Report

Israel Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, on Saturday faced a three-member panel who will decide whether he breached RA's code of conduct with a social media post that said 'hell' awaited 'drunks, homosexuals, adulterers' and others.

Israel Folau code of conduct hearing set for May 4

Israel Folau, a devout Christian, sparked controversy for the second time in 12 months after posting comments on social media that gay people were destined for "hell" if they did not "repent".


Rugby player Israel Folau set to have contract terminated after controversial posts

Rugby Australia (RA) is set to terminate Israel Folau's contract after it issued the country's best-known and best-paid player a code of conduct breach notice on Monday over a social media post saying gay people would go to "hell" if they did not "repent".

Rugby Australia's 'position unchanged' after Israel Folau meeting

Israel Folau, 30, was informed on Thursday he would be sacked if he could offer no good reason for a social media post that said gay people would go to "hell" if they did not "repent".

Rugby Australia intends to sack Israel Folau over 'anti-gay' social media post

Israel Folau, Australia's best-known and best-paid player, has been given an opportunity to provide reason for a social media post that said gay people would go to "hell" if they did not "repent".

After anti-gay attack, All Blacks to wear rainbow laces in support of former Wales captain

Gareth Thomas, who announced in 2009 he is gay, recorded a video last weekend saying he was assaulted in Cardiff in ``a hate crime for my sexuality.''