Folau’s fundraiser shut down in anti-gay row

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Israel Folau’s Rugby Australia contract was terminated last month A controversial fundraising page set up by sacked Australian rugby player Israel Folau has been shut down for promoting the exclusion of LGBT people, website GoFundMe says. Folau had his contract with Rugby Australia (RA) terminated in May after he said […]

Ruaridh McConnochie & Alex Dombrandt in England’s World Cup training squad

Alex Dombrandt (left) and Ruaridh McConnochie (right) are two of the four uncapped players in the squad Former England Sevens star Ruaridh McConnochie and Harlequins’ back rower Alex Dombrandt are two of the uncapped players included in England’s preliminary World Cup training squad. Northampton’s Lewis Ludlam and Gloucester prop Val Rapava Ruskin have also both […]

Friday deadline set for decision on World Rugby’s Nations Championship

Rugby Football Union’s Bill Sweeney says he supports the concept International rugby chiefs have until Friday to decide whether to back the Nations Championship planned for 2022. World Rugby needs unanimous support from the 10 unions that make up Europe’s Six Nations and the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship. While there are concerns about relegation and […]

Pro14: Conferences re-jigged for next two seasons

Leinster have won the Pro14 title for the past two seasons The conferences for the Pro14 championship have been revamped for the next two seasons, with six teams switching from one to the other. Champions Leinster are with runners-up Glasgow Warriors, semi-finalists Ulster and top-ranked Welsh team Ospreys in Conference A. Munster and Connacht are […]

Brok Harris: Prop re-signs for Dragons

Brok Harris made his 100th Dragons appearance against Clermont Auvergne in the European Challenge Cup in January, 2019 Prop Brok Harris has signed a new deal to keep him at Dragons. Harris joined the Newport-based team in 2014 under former coach Lyn Jones and has gone on to make more than 100 appearances for them. […]