Rugby Union

Australian Olympic Committee names new managers

Dec 18, 2017

Strath Gordon was named as the new head of the AOC's communications department while Amie Wallis was appointed the head of people and culture

Australia bids for Rugby World Cups, launches women's league

Dec 13, 2017

Rugby Australia announced plans to bid for the women's and men's World Cups on the same day it launched a national women's competition

Raelene Castle appointed as Rugby Australia CEO

Dec 12, 2017

Raelene Castle will take over as chief executive officer at Rugby Australia next month, becoming the first woman to lead one of the major national unions in world rugby

Laporte investigation files handed to French justice

Dec 5, 2017

French sports minister Laura Flessel has given justice officials the conclusions of an investigation into an alleged conflict of interest involving French rugby federation president Bernard Laporte

Kepu gets 2-match ban for shoulder charge on Scotland player

Nov 29, 2017

Prop Sekope Kepu will miss two Super Rugby matches next season for New South Wales after he was suspended for three weeks for a shoulder charge during the Wallabies' test loss to Scotland last weekend

Japan almost beats France, draw 23-23 in Paris

Nov 25, 2017

Japan has almost beaten France for the first time and has had to settle for a 23-23 draw in their rugby test in Paris

England beats Samoa 48-14, completes November sweep of wins

Nov 25, 2017

England completed a sweep of victories in the autumn rugby internationals by running in seven tries to beat Samoa 48-14 at Twickenham

Carter to leave Racing 92 for Japanese club Kobe Steelers

Nov 25, 2017

Former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter will leave French club Racing 92 at the end of the season and go to Japanese club Kobe Steelers

Japan sense chance of upsetting France in Paris

Nov 24, 2017

Japan sense a chance of upsetting France in their rugby test on Saturday in Paris

Samoa glad England not sharing match fees: 'Not their fight'

Nov 23, 2017

Samoa captain Chris Vui has agreed with the England players' decision not to share their match fees and says it's not their battle to fight

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