Spain players banned for combined 121 weeks
Five Spain players have been banned for a combined 121 weeks by Rugby Europe after they confronted referee Vlad Iordachescu at the end of their side's controversial defeat to Belgium last month.
WR to review Spain-Belgium RWC qualifier
World Rugby has commissioned an independent disputes committee to review the controversial end to Europe's World Cup qualification period.
Argentina star Hernandez forced to retire
Juan Martin Hernandez has announced his retirement from professional rugby in an interview with Midi Olympique.
Rugby Europe, World Rugby analysis compared
Rugby Europe admitted "regret" over their decision and the subsequent controversy which followed their appointment of Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu and two Romanian assistant referees for Spain's World Cup qualifier defeat to Belgium last weekend.
Spain want replay of RWC qualifier
Spain have asked for their controversial defeat to Belgium to be replayed after lodging a formal complaint to both World Rugby and Rugby Europe.
World Rugby contact RE over ref controversy
World Rugby has revealed it has contacted Rugby Europe (RE) to "understand the context of events" that led to the ugly scenes that marred Spain's defeat to Belgium on Sunday.
Ref confronted by Spain players after Belgium loss
Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu was led away by security as ugly scenes marred the end of Belgium's 18-10 win over Spain -- a result that gives the official's countrymen a place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
O'Driscoll: Heaslip will be missed at World Cup
Brian O'Driscoll feels Ireland will miss Jamie Heaslip at next year's World Cup and believes the retired number eight was never properly appreciated.
USA Rugby keen to stage Bledisloe Cup
USA Rugby is determined to make a showpiece of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in a bid to lure more big events to the Bay Area, perhaps even a Bledisloe Cup Test.
Ren-G: Japan 2019's lion-like mythical mascots
Meet Ren-G, the two mythical lion-like creatures who were unveiled as the official mascots for the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Friday
Rugby Australia to bid for twin World Cups
Rugby Australia is hoping to host two Rugby World Cups within seven years of each other, after signalling its intention to bid for both the women's and men's tournament in 2021 and 2027 respectively.
World Rugby to review 2023 bid process
World Rugby plans to review the process which saw South Africa named preferred bidder only for France to be chosen to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
France owes 2023 RWC to financial muscle
France will be fantastic 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts, but while the winning bid offers financial muscle question marks remain.
Jousting for 2023 World Cup vote almost over
Following a fortnight of briefings, counter-briefings and bad blood, we will discover Wednesday who will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
2023 RWC: How the voting works
The wait is almost over for France, Ireland and South Africa as World Rugby prepares to anoint the 2023 Rugby World Cup host, but how does the voting work? ESPN explains all...
World Cup door may still be open for McMahon
Crash-tackling Wallabies back-rower Sean McMahon says he hasn't closed the door on the 2019 Rugby World Cup despite shifting his career to Japan next year.
RWC 2023: What gives South Africa the edge?
Tom Hamilton breaks down the Rugby World Cup board report that has recommended South Africa be awarded the right to host the 2023 edition of the tournament.
World Cup board backs South Africa bid
The Rugby World Cup board has unanimously recommended South Africa as host of the 2023 tournament ahead of bids from France and Ireland.
Piri Weepu officially retires from rugby
Former All Black scrum half Piri Weepu has officially retired from the game and a number of rugby's leading figures have paid tribute
France find extra £30m for World Cup bid
France's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup is to include a £150 million fee to World Rugby, £30m more than the amount required
Ireland: World Cup bid can help crack U.S.
Ireland want to help rugby crack the United States by hosting World Cup 2023.
2019 World Cup behind schedule
Organisers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan have been warned their preparations are not progressing as smoothly as they should.
Waterman ruled out of World Cup final
Danielle Waterman has been ruled out of England's Women's Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand with a concussion and has been replaced by Emily Scott.
Heroic England win built on defence, willpower
The scoreboard failed to do justice to England's heroic defence -- including Meg Jones' remarkable last-gasp tackle -- or the team's bloody-mindedness as France were beaten in Belfast.
Processes key for Red Roses in WRWC semis
Since the tournament's inception 27 years ago England have failed to qualify for the Women's Rugby World Cup final on just one occasion when, in 1998, they had the misfortunate to come up against New Zealand in the semifinals.
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