Rugby

Friday, June 19, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

Martin Offiah: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot should not be banned

Martin Offiah: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot should not be banned

Rugby legend Martin Offiah has welcomed the decision to review the sporting anthem, but said he does not believe it should be banned.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Gareth Thomas to work with Prince Harry to tackle HIV stigma

Gareth Thomas to work with Prince Harry to tackle HIV stigma

The 45-year-old revealed he was suffering from the virus at the weekend after blackmailers threatened to expose his positive status.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Gay rugby player feeling ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

Gay rugby player feels ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

Gay rugby player feels ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

A gay rugby player said he is feeling "hopeless and depressed" after losing his deportation battle and being ordered to leave the UK.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Rugby player Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media posts

Rugby player Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media posts

Rugby player Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media posts

Israel Folau has had his contract terminated by Rugby Australia over homophobic social media posts.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Rugby

Nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health problems after retiring from the game, figures show

Nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health issues after retirement

Statistics from the Rugby Players' Association show that nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health problems after retirement.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WATCH: Yorkshire rugby fans perform their own haka in New Zealand

WATCH: Yorkshire rugby fans perform their own haka in New Zealand

WATCH: Yorkshire rugby fans perform their own haka in New Zealand

Supporters of the Lions started the performance in a busy street as many looked on

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Father cons neighbours out of £1,500 by pretending his son was chosen to play rugby for Wales

Father cons neighbours out of £1,500 by pretending his son was chosen to play rugby for Wales

Father cons neighbours out of £1,500 by pretending his son was playing for Wales

A man conned his elderly neighbours into giving him £1,500, by pretending his son needed funding to go on a rugby tour, as he had been chosen to play for Wales

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Former rugby star faces jail for creating a crystal meth factory, similar to Breaking Bad

Former rugby star faces jail for creating Breaking Bad-style meth lab

Former rugby star faces jail for creating Breaking Bad-style meth lab

Lorenzo Bocchini created a high-tech crystal meth drugs factory in his home, from which police recovered £300,000 of drugs, £33,000 cash and a stun gun

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

'People won't learn the correct techniques', says former England prop Jeff Probyn on banning rugby tackles at school

Banning rugby tackling in school would make things worse, says former England star Jeff Probyn

Banning rugby tackling in school would make things worse, says ex-England star

Researchers from the Sport Collision Injury Collective have called to ban rugby tackling in schools, over fears that they are at risk of serious injury