Homophobe Folau won’t go away

Like one of his trademark mazy solo runs from full-back, the Israel Folau saga has taken yet another twist. After the mercurial 30 year old shared a post on social media stating that “hell awaits” gay people, his employers Rugby Australia (RA) and the New South Wales Rugby Union - for

The year in sport 2018: Rugby Union

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3rd February 2018. Stade de France, Paris. 82 minutes on the clock, France lead Ireland 13-12. The away side go through the phases and work an opening for Jonny Sexton to win the match with a drop goal. A result that began a remarkable year for Irish rugby. They swatted

Big Game: Rugby’s Christmas Party at Twickenham

Since 2008, the showpiece event in the rugby union calendar over the festive period has come at Twickenham. For one day, Harlequins take a home game across the A316 from the Stoop to the home of English rugby. “Big Game” was the brainchild of the Harlequins board who had seen

Trick or Treat: A Halloween XV of the scariest rugby players

It's Halloween! And the Sports Gazette have put together a starting XV of rugby players who have struck fear into both their opponents and fans alike. Prop: Tendai Mtawarira http://gty.im/970486276 Nicknamed 'The Beast,' Mtawarira has been capped over 100 times by South Africa. He is a prop who can dominate virtually any opponent

This is the story of Shaunagh Brown: The firefighting England & Harlequins women’s rugby star

In an age obsessed with team-no-sleep hashtags and Mark Wahlberg’s daily routine, you are invited to delve into the life of Shaunagh Brown. Full-time firefighter. England and Harlequins Ladies back-row. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist. The Highland Games. Plus a brief stint in boxing. This proves just a glimpse into the CV

‘They have a spirit which is hard to find’ – Las Leonas XV head coach José Antonio Barrio on the emergence of rugby in Spain, Rio 2016 impact and Six Nations absence

Spain head coach José Antonio Barrio opens up to Sports Gazette about how success in the men’s and women’s game is helping rugby emerge as a popular sport in the country, and what needs to be done to take the next step and compete at the highest level. When searching into