Tributes paid to former Malta international rugby star

Tributes have been paid to former Malta international rugby player Leo Mifsud. The former Falcons player, from Valletta, passed away suddenly at the age of 50. Kavallieri Rugby Club described him as ‘a true gentleman on and off the pitch’ in a post on social media. Malta Rugby Football Union president Kevin Buttigieg added: ‘Malta […]

World Rugby scraps plans for global Nations Championship

World Rugby has abandoned plans for a new Nations Championship after failing to gain the required support. The governing body needed unanimous approval from the 10 unions that make up the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship and Europe’s Six Nations. World Rugby says there was a ‘lack of consensus on key issues’ including the tournament’s format. […]

Rugby Australia to terminate Israel Folau’s contract

Rugby Australia and New South Wales are to terminate Israel Folau’s contract over his anti-gay social media posts. The Wallabies star was warned last year, but avoided any disciplinary action, for making homophobic comments on Instagram. In a statement, Rugby Australia said: ‘As a code we have made it clear to Israel formally and repeatedly […]

Wales crowned Six Nations Grand Slam champions

Wales have been crowned Six Nations Grand Slam champions. They demolished Ireland 25-7 in Cardiff to claim European rugby’s major trophy. The champions are now 14 games unbeaten and gave head coach Warren Gatland a record-breaking Six Nations swansong. Gatland’s final Six Nations game – he leaves Wales after the World Cup later this year […]