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Does rugby need to take a closer look at its breakdown laws?
One prominent sevens coach has expressed his concern over the ‘croc roll’ or ‘tin opener’ technique.
Sexton misses out as Retallick named World Rugby Player of the Year
The New Zealand second row becomes the fourth man from his country to win the trophy.
Keith Wood inducted into IRB Hall of Fame
The former Ireland captain has been honoured this evening.
Ireland jump to third in IRB world rankings ahead of Wallabies clash
Defeats for Australia and England, as well as Ireland’s win, mean a change in the official ladder.
'Johnny's a poster boy for being a professional' - Sexton up for IRB award
The Ireland camp are unsurprised that their out-half has been nominated alongside four Southern Hemisphere players.
Could law changes help the IRB to make rugby a more entertaining spectacle?
Eoghan Hickey proposes two minor alterations to speed up the game and provide more tries.
IRB to become World Rugby as global game continues to grow
Rugby union’s international governing body will have a new moniker from the 19th of November onwards.
Ireland's Niamh Briggs nominated for IRB World Player of the Year
The 29-year-old UL Bohemians and Munster fullback is on a four-player shortlist.
Keith Wood among three Irish rugby greats to join IRB Hall of Fame
Former Ireland captains Fergus Slattery and Tom Kiernan will be inducted with ‘Uncle Fester’ over the coming months.
Ex-All Blacks considering international 'transfers' for Rugby World Cup
Former Munster centre Lifeimi Mafi is reported to be among the players hoping to line out for Tonga.
10-game winning streak sends Japan into world rugby's top 10
Eddie Jones has led the Brave Blossoms to major improvements ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
IRB chief would prefer Japanese entrant for final place in Super 18
Super Rugby is set to take on a sixth South African side, an Argentinian team plus A.N Other.
South Africa hooker Ralepelle tests positive for anabolic steroid - report
The 27-year-old is now at risk of a two-year ban from playing.
IRB extend pitch-side concussion tests to 10 minutes in drive for 'cultural change'
The memory and balance sections of the PSCA will also be expanded from the 1st of June.
Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising
A wreath was laid outside the steps of the GPO with the Proclamation of the Republic also read out.
Stuart Hogg banned for three weeks after head-hunting Dan Biggar
The Scotland fullback did not contest his citing charge after his red card against Wales.
France move above Ireland in IRB rankings before Six Nations clash
Philippe Saint-André’s men are one place above Joe Schmidt’s on the official list.
Ireland move up one place in IRB world rankings despite Twickenham defeat
Joe Schmidt’s side advance up the list mainly thanks to France’s poor result.
Fiji sack their coach... to save money
The cash-strapped rugby union were left with little choice.
Rugby goggles given green light by IRB
One brand of protective eyewear has been approved for cases when players are unable to wear contact lenses.
IRB re-confirms stance on European club competition by backing unions
The International Rugby Board says it ‘supports the commitment’ of the Six Nations member unions.
You won't be hearing the 'yes, nine' call in this weekend's Heineken Cup
The IRB has made a greatly welcome alteration to the scrum-related protocol.
All Black Kieran Read named IRB player of the year
Steve Hansen picks up coach of the year award.
Positive steps forward in rugby’s battle against concussion?
The fact that Brian O’Driscoll didn’t reappear against the All Blacks suggests progress has been made.
South Africa set to compete against Ireland for World Cup
We have some tough opposition for the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Local people are the key to Ireland's World Cup bid - Sebastian Coe
The man behind London 2012 has some words of advice for Leo Varadkar and the IRFU.
'You just want to stay on the field' - George Gregan on concussion
The former Wallabies scrum-half says he believes the game has moved forward in protecting players.
Varadkar 'very confident' Ireland will bid for Rugby World Cup
Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar says Ireland are interested in hosting the 2023 version of the tournament.
IRB calling for Six Nations to adopt concussion protocols
The world rugby body points out that their pitch-side assessments have reduced dangerous incidents in this area.
Keith Wood is behind Ireland’s bid to host Rugby World Cup
Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar is expected to announce plans for a formal bid later today.
IRB chairman says the Rugby Champions Cup is "not necesarily" credible
Bernard Lapasset said the proposed new European club tournament is by no means definite.
Celtic nations looking for more World Cup rewards - report
Ireland, Scotland and Wales look set to demand more World Cup cash as concerns over European club rugby persist.
'We've been waiting for this battle for the last 17 years': IRFU chief on Heineken Cup
Philip Browne says that the Heineken Cup situation has been coming since 1995.
IRB 'don't believe' in Anglo-French European Cup venture
“We strongly believe it should be a European competition,” declared IRB chief executive Brett Gosper.
Romain Poite hung out to dry by IRB over 'late' Dan Carter hit
The French referee should have taken a firmer stance on the Bismarck du Plessis shoulder barge.
'What James Horwill did was far from an accident' - Shane Byrne
The former Lions hooker expects the Australia captain to miss out on the Third Test with a playing ban.
IRB to appeal citing clearance of Wallabies skipper James Horwill
The ARU said in a response that it was ‘surprised and disappointed’ by the IRB announcement.
Barbarians hooker Brits banned for punching Farrell
It means the Saracens player will miss the first three games of next season.
Rugby bosses promise fairer World Cup schedule for the little guys
Small nations complained bitterly during the 2011 World Cup that the timetable was skewed towards the game’s traditional superpowers who had longer rest periods.
Romain Poite named as ref for Wales v Ireland 6 Nations clash
The Frenchman will whistleblow at the Millennium Stadium – scene of a lineout-gate in 2010.