Rugby

11:00 AM BST French rugby clubs have voted against having a foreigner as their next head coach, according to a referendum result announced on Friday. The referendum took place between Tuesday and Thursday and saw 59 percent of amateur clubs vote ‘no’ when asked if the next head coach of the France national team should
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9:18 AM BST ESPN staff Rugby Australia intends to terminate Israel Folau’s contract following his social media comments on Wednesday. The governing body has attempted to contact Folau for the past 24 hours, but has received no response from the veteran Wallabies fullback, not his management team. Chief executive Raelene Castle revealed Rugby Australia’s position,
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9:50 AM BST Saracens have said they are innocent of breaching Premiership Rugby’s salary cap rules after an investigation into some of their players’ investments was opened. Premiership Rugby is looking into business deals between high-profile players and club owner Nigel Wray, which may have constituted a violation of the £7 million limit clubs can
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12:36 PM BST Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie has signed a contract extension with the Scottish club, closing off the option to become the next Australia head coach. The former Chiefs boss has committed to a further year with the Warriors which will see him remain until at least June 2020 Rugby Australia is working
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3:34 PM BST Former England rugby union player Christian Wade has signed for the Buffalo Bills, the team said on Monday. As seasoned college football stars head for the Combine in Indianapolis, there is another route into the NFL for hopefuls from other sports like rugby — but it is no less challenging. Wade quit
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10:09 AM BST Lloyd McDermott, one of the first indigenous Australians to play for the Wallabies and the nation’s first Aboriginal barrister, has died aged 79, Rugby Australia said on Sunday. A pacy winger, McDermott won two caps against New Zealand in 1962 but refused to tour apartheid South Africa the following year as an
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