Rugby Union

Bastareaud dropped from France squad after anti-gay slur

Jan 17, 2018

France dropped Mathieu Bastareaud from its Six Nations squad Wednesday shortly after the center was given a three-week suspension for using anti-gay language

Toulon captain Bastareaud apologizes after homophobic slur

Jan 15, 2018

France center Mathieu Bastareaud has apologized after using an anti-gay slur during a Champions Cup match

Women players to be paid for test matches under new deal

Jan 10, 2018

Australia's women's rugby union team will be paid for test matches for the first time under a new collective bargaining agreement, while professional sevens players' base pay has been raised to a similar level to their male 15-a-side colleagues

England prop Marler banned 6 weeks, missing 2 6N games

Jan 9, 2018

Prop Joe Marler will miss England's first two Six Nations rugby matches after being issued with a six-week ban for striking an opponent with his shoulder in an English Premiership club match last weekend

New coach Brunel wants to put France back among elite

Jan 8, 2018

New France coach Jacques Brunel says he wants to put the Tricolors back where they belong, among the elite of World rugby

France rugby team signs shirt sponsorship deal with Altrad

Jan 8, 2018

The French rugby federation has signed a multi-million deal with construction equipment group Altrad, which will become the shirt sponsor of the Tricolors

Wallaby Karmichael Hunt arrested for drug possession

Dec 30, 2017

Wallaby Karmichael Hunt arrested, charged with drug possession

Former Wallabies captain Ken Catchpole dies aged 78

Dec 22, 2017

Ken Catchpole, who played 27 tests for Australia and was a member of the World Rugby Hall of Fame, has died

England pair Daly, Hughes to miss start of 6 Nations

Dec 21, 2017

England will be without winger Elliot Daly and No. 8 Nathan Hughes for a significant period of its Six Nations title defense because of injury

18-test Wallaby and German-born Stan Pilecki dies aged 70

Dec 20, 2017

German-born Stan Pilecki, who played 18 test matches for the Wallabies over a seven-year international career, has died

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