England's Tuilagi leaves Leicester amid wage cuts
Leicester Tigers have confirmed England centre Manu Tuilagi has left the Gallagher Premiership club after opting not to sign a new contract on reduced terms in line with the league's revised salary cap rules.
Ruthless Crusaders teach Highlanders a lesson
The Crusaders relentlessly ground down the Highlanders to record a 40-20 victory in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash in Dunedin on Saturday, the hosts counting the cost of one golden opportunity blown.
Premiership clubs cleared to resume contact training
English Premiership clubs are permitted to resume close contact training next week, the Professional Game Board (PGB) said on Friday.
Reds survive late Tupou sin-binning to snap 11-game losing streak
Queensland Reds' long wait for a win over the Waratahs is over after Brad Thorn's side held their nerve inside the closing minutes to close out a 32-26 win, their first over NSW in 11 games.
Barrett signs in Japan, miss Super Rugby in 2021
New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett will miss Super Rugby next year and play for Suntory Sungoliath in Japan's Top League, but he will be available for the three-times world champions' international programme, the Blues said on Friday.
Carter to play in blue and white in Canterbury
Former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter will make a return to his native Canterbury for his first rugby game in New Zealand since 2015 at the weekend.
Crusaders Barrett out for up to four months - coach
Crusaders captain Scott Barrett could be out of action for up to four months after undergoing foot surgery, his coach Scott Robertson said.
Former Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban
Former South Africa player Chiliboy Ralepelle has been handed a career-ending eight-year ban for doping, some 18 months after testing positive for a banned substance, South Africa's Institute for Drug-free Sport said on Wednesday.
Super AU opener the best of Australian rugby's old and new
The oldest rivalry in Australian rugby will have a distinctly vibrant look about it when the latest chapter is written on Friday night. In a new competition, amid dark times, the presence of youth shines through.
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Nicolas Chauvin's death altered the laws of rugby, but father Philippe cannot rest. "The final thing at my door today is that Nicolas did not die for nothing."
On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent -- and damaging -- injury in rugby.
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