Welsh Rugby Union chief executive resigns after discrimination allegations | Rugby Union News

Last Updated: 29/01/23 7:13am breaking news Steve Phillips has resigned as chief executive of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) after accusations of misogyny, sexism, racism and homophobia were leveled at the governing body. Permanent director Nigel Walker will take over as acting CEO with immediate effect. “It is with a huge amount of regret that … Read more

Gallagher Premiership: Northampton and Saracens claim one-point victories as Exeter also win | Rugby Union News

Ollie Sleightholme runs in the crucial try for Northampton Northampton beat Leicester by a single point as they took a 19-18 victory at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday. Ollie Sleightholme’s superbly-taken try was crucial for Northampton in this East Midlands derby. Northampton twice battled back from behind after Harry Potter scored two tries for … Read more

Sale 30-27 Bath: Arron Reed’s last-minute try lifts hosts to Gallagher Premiership victory | Rugby Union News

Arron Reed scored a last-minute try to give Sale a dramatic win over Bath in the Gallagher Premiership; Bath had overturned a 22-3 deficit to lead until Reed’s decisive score Last Updated: 01/27/23 11:04pm Sale’s Arron Reed scored a last-minute try Arron Reed scored a last-minute try as Sale earned a dramatic 30-27 Gallagher Premiership … Read more

Six Nations 2023 Championship in focus: Scotland under Gregor Townsend seek consistency | Rugby Union News

Can Scotland put some consistency together to trouble the top end of the Six Nations table? The last time Scotland visited Twickenham in the Six Nations, they won. Can they repeat the trick and put some consistency together across a full campaign in 2023? Over the last two years, for victories in Paris and Twickenham, … Read more

WRU investigation: Welsh Rugby Union chairman Ieuan Evans reacts to ‘distressing’ allegations of bullying and sexism within organisation | Rugby Union News

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Welsh Rugby Union chief Ieuan Evans says he will take steps to address the culture within organization and refuses to single out CEO Steve Phillips. Welsh Rugby Union chief Ieuan Evans says he will take steps to address the culture within organization and refuses to … Read more

Jason Whitlock offers up misogynistic take on ESPN programming

Are you a single-celled organism? Do you feel like too much contemporary sports talk is just a bunch of nerds and women screaming about analytics, or that everyone on the TV talks too fast? Do you miss smoking in hospital wards? Then, Jason Whitlock has dug up some stale, low-hanging fruit disguised as sports takes, … Read more

Six Nations: Courtney Lawes and George McGuigan doubts for England opener after training squad withdrawal | Rugby Union News

Courtney Lawes has been ruled out of England’s Six Nations training camp with a calf injury; George McGuigan is also out with a knee injury; They will be replaced by Tom Dunn and David Ribbans Last Updated: 01/23/23 9:31am Lawes limped off in Northampton Saints’ defeat in the Heineken Champions Cup Courtney Lawes and George … Read more

Welsh Rugby Union facing sexism and discrimination allegations | Rugby Union News

A number of ex-Welsh Rugby Union employees have taken part in an investigation by BBC Wales making accusations about their time at the governing body; MP and former Wales international Tonia Antoniazzi has expressed “great concerns” about the women’s game in the country Last Updated: 01/22/23 10:15pm The Welsh Rugby Union is facing allegations of … Read more

Heineken Champions Cup: Saracens secure home tie despite Edinburgh loss | London Irish’s European hopes ended | Rugby Union News

England’s Elliot Daly carries the ball for Saracens during their defeat to Edinburgh Edinburgh had to settle for a Heineken Champions Cup last-16 away tie at Leicester despite beating Saracens 20-14. The Scottish side were heading for a home match in the next round until a late try from flanker Ben Earl secured Saracens a … Read more

Courtney Lawes a doubt for Six Nations as he limps off in Northampton’s Heineken Champions Cup defeat | Rugby Union News

Courtney Lawes is now an injury doubt for England in the Six Nations after he limped off in Northampton’s defeat to La Rochelle; Harlequins cruised into the last 16 with their win over Sharks Last Updated: 21/01/23 3:41pm Courtney Lawes limped off in Northampton’s Heineken Cup defeat England flanker Courtney Lawes’ participation in this season’s … Read more