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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.

Girl from Bihar village is rugby’s ‘international young player of year’

January 05, 2020 9:52 am

Over the last few days, Sweety says she’s flying a little above ground, excited about being picked as the “international young player of the year” by reputed women’s rugby website Scrumqueens.

Former New Zealand players asked to donate brains for research

December 06, 2019 2:37 pm

The Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the University of Auckland launched the initiative on Friday and said it was seeking athletes from sports like rugby, soccer and boxing to donate their brains even if they had not experienced concussion.

Rugby World Cup: South Africa eke out 19-16 win over Wales to reach final

October 27, 2019 5:41 pm

South Africa beats Wales 19-16 to reach the Rugby World Cup final, a rematch of the 2007 decider against England

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.