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…
Irish rugby players cleared in rape trial have been sacked
Irish fly-half Paddy Jackson and Ulster team-mate Stuart Olding have been sacked by their province and their contracts with the Irish Rugby Football Union terminated despite being cleared in a rape trial, the IRFU announced on Saturday. Both Jackson and Olding were acquitted of rape at a trial last month but an internal review by…
Avi-Cenna, Chrisland lead as My Family Mobile rugby league enters fourth week
After the third week of hostilities at the ongoing My Family Mobile Primary and Secondary School Rugby League, Avi Cenna Secondary School, Ikeja and Chrisland Primary School, Opebi are already topping the table with 14 and seven points respectively. The matches, which were hosted by British International School Oniru at the weekend, witnessed over six boys and girls’ schools…
NRFF adopts new constitution, set to rejoin world rugby
The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) at the weekend adopted a new constitution, which allows all stakeholders to have a say in the affairs of the body. The constitution, which is part of Africa and World rugby’s requirement before they recognise the Kelechukwu Mbagwu led NRFF board, was adopted at an extraordinary annual general meeting, which had over…