Controversial Aussie star Folau signs for French club, sparks outrage

FRENCH rugby league club Catalans Dragons signed controversial former Australian rugby star Israel Folau on Tuesday, triggering widespread condemnation for hiring a player banned at home for highly publicised homophobic…

Harare Rugby Board signs three-year sponsorship contract with Paramount Garments

THE Harare rugby Board has signed a three year sponsorship deal with local clothing manufacturer, Pararmount Garments which will see them become title sponosrs of the Harare Rugby Board League…

New Zealand, Fiji, England command sevens attention

NEW ZEALAND, Fiji and England emerged as the unbeaten sides in the new cut-throat version of the World Rugby Sevens series in Hamilton on Saturday. Under the format, introduced for…

Scotland lock Gray returns to first club Glasgow

SCOTLAND second-row Richie Gray is to return to the club where he began his career Glasgow Warriors after a successful spell in France in what is head coach Danny Wilson’s…

Tales of the unexpected: ex-Wales star Hook pens children’s books

FORMER Welsh utility back James Hook is to retire from rugby at the end of the season and initially focus on writing children’s books, he said on Monday. The 34-year-old…

Zimbabwe rugby hopeful of a positive year

By ZBC Reporter The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) is keen to build on the momentum of winning the 2019 Victoria Cup in a year where plenty of rugby is lined…

Racing, Toulouse face Irish hurdle for Champions Cup quarters spots

FRENCH Top 14 giants Racing 92 and Toulouse can clinch European Champions Cup quarter-final spots with victories over Irish opposition this weekend. Racing, two-time runners up, host Munster in Pool…

Uganda and Zimbabwe to represent Africa at rugby World Challenge Series

By Xinhua NAIROBI: Africa will have two countries competing in the rugby sevens World Repechage Challenger Series gunning for the last ticket for the World Series. Zimbabwe and Uganda, who…

Final chance to shine for France’s Six Nations hopefuls

THIS WEEKEND is the last round of Top 14 matches before France’s new head coach Fabien Galthie names his squad on January 8 for the upcoming Six Nations. Former captain…

UK: Hull FC prop forward Matongo’s breakthrough year

By totalrl.com UNITED Kingdom: Hull FC prop forward Masi Matongo is hoping to cement a regular starting spot in the Hull lineup in 2020, even though he admits there will…