Rugby Union

Representatives of the four Welsh rugby union regions have agreed not to sign their participation agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union national governing body by next week’s deadline, according to the Guardian newspaper.

Darren Burden, the outgoing chief executive of Dunedin Venues Management Limited (DVML) in New Zealand, has defended his decision to leave his role just one year into a five-year contract.

English Premiership rugby union club Saracens is claiming a first in UK sport by launching a service that will allow fans at its Allianz Park stadium to watch instant replays of match action on their mobile phones or tablets.

Argentina is hoping to launch a team in the Super Rugby southern hemisphere rugby union club competition in 2016, according to the national union’s communications manager Guillermo Quevedo.

A consortium of London-based Irish businessmen headed by Mick Crossan has acquired a majority shareholding in English Premiership rugby union team London Irish.

Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie has said he is optimistic that a pan-European rugby union competition can be salvaged for next season.

English top-tier Premiership rugby union clubs have confirmed they will refuse to participate in a revamped Heineken Cup European competition next season.

The major shareholders of Premiership Rugby, which governs the top division of English club rugby union, are set to meet this week to discuss the latest developments in the saga surrounding the future of the European game.

The ERC (European Rugby Cup)’s Heineken Cup may still include all six countries, as French and English rugby union top tiers have revealed they are open to negotiations.

Rugby World Cup organiser England 2015 and the International Rugby Board (IRB) have revealed that 2.3 million tickets will go on sale for the event next year.

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has signed up to Sportradar’s integrity monitoring services.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has welcomed the Persatuan Rugby Union Indonesia (PRUI) as a full-member union.

Ireland intends to launch its first bid to host the entire Rugby World Cup in 2023, following its co-hosting of the event in 1991 and 1999.

The Rugby Expo Awards has crowned American insurance firm AIG as rugby union sponsor of the year at for its work with the world champion New Zealand All Blacks.

English Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty has revealed 30 of the 38 ERC (European Rugby Cup) clubs are ready to proceed with a breakaway competition, along with another two proposed clubs from Europe's emerging rugby union nations.

The International Rugby Board (IRB)’s Rugby World Cup head Kit McConnell will join the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as sports director, ahead of rugby’s return to the Olympic fold from 2016.

European Olympic Committees (EOC) president Patrick Hickey has joined the International Rugby Board (IRB)’s speakers list for its inaugural World Rugby Conference and Exhibition.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has named several official partners for its inaugural World Rugby Conference and Exhibition to take place later this month in Dublin on November 18-19.

English Premiership Rugby CEO Mark McCafferty will join the main stage of the Rugby Expo in two weeks’ time, debating the future of European rugby, following the body’s intention to break away from Hei…

The six national rugby unions whose teams currently play in the Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cups have agreed to participate in a new format of European club competition.

The Rugby Expo Awards 2013 judging panel has shortlisted the entries for this year's accolades.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced details of the new promotion/relegation structure for the Sevens World Series, as the sport continues to build towards its Olympic debut in 2016.

The ERC (European Rugby Cup) board has confirmed Milan’s San Siro stadium as host of the Heineken Cup 2015 final.

Rugby Ventures has agreed a new partnership with Premiership Rugby for the Rugby Expo 2013, with all Premiership clubs attending the two-day conference and exhibition.