Organisers may consider Cardiff
10 January 2012 09:53
CARDIFF - The International Rugby Board have hinted that they may allow Wales to play some of their 2015 World Cup matches at the Millennium Stadium.
The Cardiff venue is just one of many arenas organisers are looking at using during the World Cup despite the fact that England are supposed...
Scotland row takes toll on Shingler
09 January 2012 09:59
LONDON - Steve Shingler has been "badly affected" by the row over his eligibility for Scotland's RBS 6 Nations Championships squad according to his London Irish club coach Toby Booth.
The Swansea-born 20-year-old centre, who played for Wales Under-20s last year but has a Scottish mother,...
Barritt targets England caps
29 December 2011 09:20
LONDON - Saracens centre Brad Barritt is desperate to end a frustrating wait and launch his England career in the Six Nations, declaring: "I'd like to think my time has come."
Barritt has been on the fringes of national selection and made his senior debut in a midweek non-cap international...
RLEF revamp European Shield
21 December 2011 09:12
PARIS - The Rugby League European Federation have announced a revamp of the European Shield for 2012-13 and hope it will become a qualifying tournament for the 2017 World Cup.
The four-team competition will take place over two years, with holders Germany, 2013 World Cup qualifiers Italy,...
Hull suspend Aspinwall
20 December 2011 09:28
HULL - Hull FC have suspended forward Martin Aspinwall while they carry out a disciplinary investigation.
The 30-year-old former Wigan, Huddersfield, Castleford and Great Britain player spent five weeks in prison earlier this year after admitting dangerous driving.
He joined the Black...
Ritchie turns to rugby
15 December 2011 09:27
LONDON - Ian Ritchie will become the new CEO of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) after being lured away from a similar role at Wimbledon's All England Tennis Club, the organisations said on Wednesday.

Ritchie, who spent six years in charge of Wimbledon, takes over from acting CEO...
Lapasset pips Beaumont to top seat
13 December 2011 09:10
LOS ANGELES - Bernard Lapasset was re-elected on Monday as chairman of the International Rugby Board (IRB) after defeating former England captain Bill Beaumont in a vote for the top job.

The Frenchman secured a second consecutive term in office after the 26 IRB Council members voted...
Beaumont aiming for IRC top job
12 December 2011 09:28
LOS ANGELES - Bill Beaumont's bid to replace Bernard Lapasset as chairman of the International Rugby Board will finally go to the vote in Los Angeles on Monday.
The election for rugby's top administrator was due to have taken place in Auckland ahead of the World Cup final in October, but the...
Lancaster to take England reins
09 December 2011 10:13
LONDON - Stuart Lancaster will head up England's coaching team on an interim basis for the 2012 Six Nations.
Lancaster will be supported by current England scrummaging coach Graham Rowntree and Saracens first-team coach Andy Farrell.
England are still searching for a full-time coach...
Bennett still reeling
02 December 2011 09:33
CARDIFF - Huw Bennett admits "it will take a while" for Wales to get over the crushing disappointment of their World Cup semi-final defeat.
Bennett and company climb back on the proverbial horse tomorrow for a Millennium Stadium appointment with Australia 43 days after the countries last...
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