Wales’s thumping 25-7 victory over Ireland to land the Six Nations Grand Slam on Saturday means the Welsh are no longer under the radar and have a target on their backs said inspirational captain Alun Wyn Jones.
John Kirwan broke one of rugby’s biggest taboos when he revealed his battle with depression, but the All Blacks legend believes modern athletes are under more mental pressure than ever in the commercial era.
The Canterbury Crusaders latest fullback find Will Jordan scored two tries and Sevu Reece made the most of his lifeline as the Super Rugby champions flattened the Waikato Chiefs 57-28 in Christchurch on Saturday.
The recent deaths of four young French rugby players were an “unusual spike”, according to World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper, unveiling a five-point injury-prevention plan for 2019 that includes reassessing tackle height in a bid to reduce concussions.
Rugby Australia on Tuesday ruled out relaxing Wallabies’ player eligibility rules after South Africa announced it was scrapping Test selection restrictions aimed at preventing top talent heading abroad.
Fly-half Stephen Donald will return to Super Rugby at the grand old age of 35, more than seven years after he gained cult status by kicking New Zealand to victory in the 2011 World Cup final, the Waikato Chiefs announced Monday.