Kruis, Parkes head for Japanese rugby side Panasonic Wild Knights

ENGLAND lock George Kruis and Welsh centre Hadleigh Parkes have signed to play for Panasonic Wild Knights in next year’s Japanese Top League, the club announced on Monday. Kruis, capped…

Rugby’s Pro14 plans August return to action in Ireland

Rugby union’s Pro14 is preparing for a return to action in late August, with plans unveiled for matches between the four Irish provinces. The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has…

Webb was ‘disloyal’ to Toulon says coach Collazo

TOULON coach Patrice Collazo said Rhys Webb had been disloyal after the Wales scrum-half was sacked by the French club in January. Webb, 31, who left the Top 14 outfit…

French giants risk missing Champions Cup with play-offs on the cards

TOP 14 presidents will meet on Wednesday to decide which French clubs will play in next season’s European Champions Cup after the domestic campaign was suspended due to the coronavirus…

Tag Rugby Trust donates to officials

By Skilder Makona TAG rugby special need centres, orphanages, key officials and administrators received a shot in the arm after Tag Rugby Trust Zimbabwe availed food hampers in the wake…

Warriors coach urges players ‘to be smart’ on virus rules

New Zealand Warriors coach Stephen Kearney warned players Monday not to squander the chance for Australia’s National Rugby League to become one of the first sports in the world to…

Wallabies captains call for Rugby Australia bosses to ‘stand aside’

ALMOST a dozen former Wallabies captains have called on the leadership of rugby’s governing body in Australia to step aside, domestic media reported Tuesday. The letter — reportedly signed by…

Fiji rugby boss steps down after homophobia accusations

WORLD Rugby has welcomed the decision of the Fiji Rugby Union to stand down chairman Francis Kean from the World Rugby Council after accusations of “rampant homophobia”. The move also…

Back-rower to hospital cleaner – Meite joins France’s fight against coronavirus

BAKARY Meite’s story of volunteering at a Paris hospital during the coronavirus pandemic has been seen, heard and read across the world, but the Ivory Coast back-rower remains humble about…

Ex-Pumas skipper Pichot wants ‘front foot’ World Rugby with chairman bid

WORLD Rugby chairman candidate Augustin Pichot says he plans to modernise the organisation of the sport’s governing body and global rugby union should he be elected next month. Former Argentina…