The Talk of Rugby: RFU combats touts with ticket-exchange service –

The Rugby Football Union is to launch a ticket-exchange service for England’s matches at Twickenham as part of a crackdown against the reselling of tickets at hugely inflated prices on secondary market sites. The governing body has set up the online exchange service to prevent the reselling of tickets above their face value on websites […]

Referee launches court action against Irish Rugby Football Union over dismissal –

FORMER INTERNATIONAL RUGBY referee David McHugh has launched High Court proceedings against the Irish Rugby Football Union over the governing body’s decision to dismiss him from his employment. McHugh had been employed by the IRFU since 1997 and had held the role of Referee Performance Manager, claims his purported dismissal from his job is unlawful […]

World Rugby heaps praise on Barbarians – Sport24

London – World Rugby on Wednesday praised the role being played by the Barbarians in the development of international sides. The BaaBaas are world famous for their ability to bring together great players and take on the giants of the global game like Australia and New Zealand, who they face in Sydney on October 28 […]

Italian rugby players probed over bar brawl – The Local Italy

Australian media said star fullback James Tedesco was hit to the ground by Shannon Wakeman at The Pier nightclub in Cairns as the team drowned their sorrows after a shock loss to Ireland on Sunday. Wakeman reportedly believed Tedesco was propositioning his girlfriend, with the melee spilling onto other tables. […]

South Africa set to host Rugby World Cup 2023 after board recommendation – The Guardian

South Africa is set to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after a recommendation from the sport’s governing body which identified the Rainbow Nation as the “clear leader” ahead of France and Ireland. To some surprise, it won the unanimous approval of the World Rugby board after scoring highest in an exhaustive evaluation report and […]

Wayde van Niekerk suffers serious knee injury in celebrity touch rugby game – The Guardian

The 400m world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk, has been forced to pull out of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia after seriously injuring his knee during a celebrity touch rugby match. The 25-year-old South African, who is the reigning Olympic and world 400m champion, had been a strong favourite to win the 100m and […]

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