Russia into Rugby World Cup – after Spain, Belgium & Romania sanctioned

Spain players lodged a formal complaint over Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu’s handling of their defeat by Belgium, which meant Romania qualified Russia have qualified for next year’s Rugby World Cup after Spain, Belgium and Romania were sanctioned for fielding ineligible players. Spain had hoped for a reprieve after an investigation into their defeat by Belgium, […]

Leinster secure record-equalling fourth European title

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton, centre, played for opponents Racing during an unsuccessful stint in France European Champions Cup final Leinster (6) 15 Pens: Sexton 3, Nacewa 2 Racing 92 (6) 12 Pens: Iribaren 4 Leinster beat Racing 92 in a nail-biting Champions Cup final to be crowned European champions for a record-equalling fourth time. Three penalties […]