‘I keep myself to myself’: Beno Obano, Maro Itoje on dealing with rugby’s culture clash
England hopeful, Beno Obano, has opened up on the culture clash that he has experienced as a rugby player of Nigerian descent, with the Bath prop admitting that he chooses to keep himself...
Weir explains why NRFF introduced online rugby sessions
To survive and remain focused in the COVID-19 era, national rugby team players need lessons in psychology and mental alertness, Coach Bronson Weir has said.
Australia to review rules after abysmal rugby World Cup outing
Australia is reviewing “Giteau’s Law”, which governs which foreign-based players are allowed to play for the Wallabies, after a poor World Cup.
Messi and Ronaldo wouldn't do what rugby players do: Jones
England coach Eddie Jones contrasted what he said was rugby's down to earth attitude with that of football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as he lauded All Blacks boss Steve Hansen ahead of Saturday's blockbuster World Cup semi-final.
How host Japan became a Rugby force
So read many Japanese newspapers as the Brave Blossoms booked a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time with a victory against Scotland. The Japanese public and media are waking up to the fact their national rugby team have become a force to be reckoned with on the biggest stage of all.
Rugby players could die live on TV, warns Warburton
Former Wales and British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton believes top level rugby players are at risk of death unless more is done to make the game safer.
‘Building strong rugby culture will put Nigeria at par with South Africa’
Former South African rugby national team captain, Jean De Villiers believes Nigeria become one of the top rugby nations of the world like South Africa if the country built a viable rugby culture.
Dalung identifies states’ poor budget allocations as sports sector’s bane
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has called on state governors to change their attitude towards Nigeria’s sport development by making adequate budgetary provisions for the sector. He said the experiences of some sport directors during the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja was very pathetic as most of them had to travel to Abuja with the…
Black Stallions back in style, beat Niger Republic 59-13
Nigeria's Rugby National team (the Black Stallions) announced their return to the international scene at the weekend with a 59-point to 13 defeat of Niger Republic at the Stade General Seyni Kountchede, Niamey.
NRFF opens online registration for rugby players
As part of efforts to ensure that all eligible players feature for the national team, the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) has revealed that it has opened an online portal for players in the country to register their details, which would make them earn possible invitation to the national team. Speaking with The Guardian at the…