England rugby star Maro Itoje says being in spotlight is a GOOD thing

England star Maro Itoje says being in the spotlight is a GOOD thing and can help grow rugby’s popularity…as long as players ensure their career remain the priority over commercial pursuits England rugby start Maro Itoje has encouraged players to embrace the spotlight Eddie Jones’ clumsy comments about Emma Raducanu

England rugby star Adam Radwan discusses starting alongside Jonny May

‘Never in my wildest dreams’: England’s newest star Adam Radwan cannot believe he’s starting alongside his ‘unbelievable’ hero Jonny May… and reveals he’s ditched his pre-match crisps! Adam Radwan has become the quickest on the circuit and can run up to 24mph England’s newest star scored four tries in his

Professionalism of Rugby has led to greater risk of brain injury

Rugby players are at greater risk of serious brain injury since the sport turned professional in 1995, concerning research shows, with stars likely to be hit ‘harder and more frequent’ than in amateur era Rugby turning professional has coincided with bigger risk of brain injury   A new study found players

Duane Vermeulen: South Africa forward excited to return after missing series win against Lions

South Africa stalwart Duane Vermeulen said it was tough sitting on the sidelines while the Springboks took on the British and Irish Lions but he is now ready to return for the Rugby Championship. The 35-year-old is regarded as one of the world’s best loose-forwards and he played a leading

All Blacks announce kit sponsor that could earn New Zealand Rugby reported £90m

The All Blacks will have a fresh look in 2022 after New Zealand Rugby announced a six-year sponsorship agreement with French construction company Altrad. The three-time world champions have been sponsored by American International Group (AIG) since 2012, but it was confirmed in January 2020 that they would not renew

Rugby League World Cup 2021: New dates confirmed for postponed tournament

The postponed Rugby League World Cup will kick off next year on October 15 and conclude on November 19, organisers have confirmed. The tournament was put back to 2022 following the decision of reigning champions Australia and 2008 winners New Zealand not to travel to England this year due to

Andrew Fifita: NRL prop in induced coma after fracturing larynx

Former Australia international Andrew Fifita has been placed in an induced coma and will have surgery later on Tuesday after fracturing his larynx in a NRL match at the weekend. The 32-year-old prop, whose twin brother David plays for Wakefield Trinity, took a blow to the throat while playing for

Australia have plenty of respect for New Zealand but do not fear them, says Michael Hooper

Australia skipper Michael Hooper is not buying into the debate over the relative merits of this year’s All Blacks team compared to those of the past and says the Wallabies need to focus purely on their own game in Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener. Despite New Zealand’s 33-25 victory over the