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IRB to become World Rugby

IRB to become World Rugby

The International Rugby Board (IRB) is to change its name to World Rugby, the global governing body for rugby union announced Thursday..

International News  | Published: 28 Aug 2014 08:16

Australia gives green light to sabbaticals

Australia gives green light to sabbaticals

Australian rugby Thursday gave the green light to one-year sabbaticals for top internationals, easing strict eligibility rules in a bid to halt a drift of talent overseas..

International News  | Published: 28 Aug 2014 02:31

Clermont set to feel full force of Aussie star Mowen

Clermont set to feel full force of Aussie star Mowen

Former Australia captain Ben Mowen looks set to be given his Top 14 debut by Montpellier coach Fabien Galthie in the crowd pleasing away clash with unbeaten Clermont on Friday..

Rugby Union News  | Published: 28 Aug 2014 00:31

All Black coach defends Sonny Bill rule change

All Black coach defends Sonny Bill rule change

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen on Wednesday defended special treatment given to code-swapper Sonny Bill Williams, saying it was needed to ensure he is ready to join the All Blacks' World Cup defence next year..

International News  | Published: 27 Aug 2014 01:16

Aussie Chan eyes derby win to aid play-off place chances

Aussie Chan eyes derby win to aid play-off place chances

Jason Chan might be days away from a crunch derby with adopted club Hull KR but he's looking past Friday's clash with fierce city rivals Hull FC and one place up the Super League ladder..

International News  | Published: 27 Aug 2014 00:46

Broken neck forces Wallaby McCabe to retire

Broken neck forces Wallaby McCabe to retire

Wallaby back Pat McCabe has retired from rugby after fracturing his neck for a third time, his ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham said Wednesday..

International News  | Published: 27 Aug 2014 00:16

Castres sign Tuatara-Morrison on three-month deal

Castres sign Tuatara-Morrison on three-month deal

French Top 14 side Castres have parachuted in Australia back Chris Tuatara-Morrison on a three month deal as cover for injured former All Black Sitiveni Sivivatu..

Rugby Union News  | Published: 26 Aug 2014 11:46

England get extra home comfort at 2015 World Cup

England get extra home comfort at 2015 World Cup

Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage as they bid to win the 2015 World Cup after it was announced Tuesday they would be at their regular training base for most of the event..

International News  | Published: 26 Aug 2014 09:16

New Zealand Rugby bans fireworks after mishap

New Zealand Rugby bans fireworks after mishap

New Zealand rugby chiefs on Monday suspended all pre-match fireworks as authorities investigate an accident before last weekend's All Blacks-Wallabies Test that left three people injured..

International News  | Published: 25 Aug 2014 03:46