Blitzboks Gold, Aussie women celebrate ahead of RWC7s

The Blitzboks gold medals were worn proudly, as the Aussie 7s women shone brightly after an amazing calendar year (so far) that culminated at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Each team’s performance capped a brilliant tournament this last weekend. Now, as the party dies down in the South African men’s and Australian women’s locker … Read more

All Blacks v Springboks: Gregor Paul – The Ian Foster decision that sends a big message

All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Aaron Smith weighed in ahead of their trip to South Africa. Video / Carson Bluck OPINION: With his coaching career on the line, All Backs head coach Ian Foster has resisted the temptation to have a mad old spin of the selection wheel, but he has made one small but … Read more

Rugby Championship: Ian Foster and All Blacks under intense pressure to deliver in South Africa | Rugby Union News

As the Rugby Championship gets under way, the All Blacks travel to South Africa under major pressure, with head coach Ian Foster battling for survival; watch South Africa vs New Zealand from 3:55pm and Argentina vs Australia from 8pm live on Sky Sports Action on Saturday By Brian Barry Last Updated: 04/08/22 5:01pm All Blacks … Read more

20-Minute Red Card Returns To The Rugby Championship

SANZAAR has made the bold decision to reinstate the 20-minute red card rule for the upcoming Rugby Championship. It will take effect this Saturday, when South Africa hosts New Zealand in Mbombela, but it has not been met with unwavering support. 2022 South Africa vs New Zealand All Blacks The law change aims to lessen … Read more

Pro Contracts & Head Of Women’s Performance & Pathways announced

The IRFU is pleased to announce that Gillian McDarby has been appointed as Head of Women’s Performance and Pathways following an extensive recruitment process directed by the IRFU National Professional Game Board. Gillian will be responsible for the development, delivery, and implementation of the approved strategic and operational direction of the women’s rugby performance program … Read more

IRFU announces first professional contracts for women’s 15s players

THE IRFU HAS confirmed that it will be providing a total of 43 centralized, paid contracts to elite women’s players next season, a development which will see the Union offer professional contracts to women’s 15s players for the first time. The 43 contracts – which includes contracts already in operation for the women’s Sevens program … Read more

Munster Domestic Rugby | Gillian McDarby Appointed IRFU Head Of Women’s Performance And Pathways

The IRFU is pleased to announce that Gillian McDarby has been appointed as Head of Women’s Performance and Pathways following an extensive recruitment process directed by the IRFU National Professional Game Board. Gillian will be responsible for the development, delivery, and implementation of the approved strategic and operational direction of the women’s rugby performance program … Read more

All Blacks team named for Springboks Test in Mbombela

Under-fire All Blacks coach Ian Foster has swung the ax for Sunday’s (1.05am AEST) blockbuster Rugby Championship opener against the Springboks in Mbombela. Foster has made four changes to the starting XV that lost a series to Ireland for the first time in Wellington. Out go Brodie Retallick (injured), Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala and Sevu … Read more