Joe Schmidt at the bedside of the All Blacks before Ireland

Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has been called in by Ian Foster, coach of the All Blacks affected by Covid-19, the New Zealand Rugby Federation announced on Monday. Schmidt, coach of the Clover XV between 2013 and 2019, reinforces the New Zealand staff after three members of the coaching staff, coach Ian Foster and his … Read more

Japan beat Uruguay again before hosting France

The Japan rugby team dominated Uruguay for the second time in a week on Saturday, by a wider score (43-7), in Kitakyushu (southwest), a few days before hosting France for two test-matches at the beginning of July. The Japanese, quarter-finalists of the World Cup organized on their soil in 2019, won their first clash against … Read more

a lap of honor at the Stade de France and a tournament in Marcoussis for 220 young people

Children from all over France competed this Saturday in Marcoussis on the occasion of the Orange Rugby Challenge, of which Emile Ntamack is the sponsor. An unmissable event for the 200 apprentice rugbymen and rugbywomen from the 46 qualified teams (out of the 1,100 who took part in the departmental and then regional selections). An … Read more

England winger Jonny May positive for Covid on arrival in Australia

The England rugby team suffered a major blow ahead of the start of their tour of Australia with the FA announcing on Friday that winger Jonny May had tested positive for Covid-19. May, 32, who had knee activation in January, became symptomatic upon arriving in Perth on Wednesday. According to guidelines from the Western Australian … Read more

Suffering from dementia at 42, former All Black Hayman is “at the bottom of the bucket”

The former right pillar passed by RC Toulon attributed himself to the ailments he has suffered since the end of his career. The former right pillar of the All Blacks, Carl Hayman (45 selections), is suffering from dementia at the age of 42, due to repeated concussions. The former RC Toulon player (2010-2015) spoke about … Read more

the time before the return of a player who suffered a prolonged concussion

World Rugby is having its protocols for the gradual return to play of a player who has suffered a concussion assessed. From now on, he will only be allowed to play again from the 7the day after the shock only with the approval of an independent physician. Those who have “a history of concussion or … Read more

in the Champions Cup, South African invaders who divide the Top 14

By David Reyrat Published 1 hour ago, Update 1 hour ago In Cape Town, in the semi-final of the United Rugby Championship on June 11, the Stormers got rid of the Irish of Ulster, after eliminating the Scots of Edinburgh in the quarter-finals on June 4. GALLO IMAGES/Getty Images via AFP ANALYZE – Five franchises … Read more

why South African teams are coming to Europe

By David Reyrat Published 4 minutes ago, Update 1 minute ago On June 18, the URC final pitted Cape Stormers against Pretoria Bulls, the former winning 18-13. RODGER BOSCH/AFP DECRYPTION – Five franchises will compete in the European Cups next season. To pave the way, in the short term, for the integration of the Springboks … Read more

three U20s integrated into the XV of France for the tour in Japan

The coach of the XV of France Fabien Galthié has decided to call on three newcomers for the tour of the Blues in Japan. Nice surprise for the young Enzo Reybier, Louis Le Brun and Matis Perchaud. Initially called up to the U20 France Men group by Jean-Marc Béderède, the manager announced that the Oyonnax … Read more

the French Barbarians in the United States with Picamoles, Trinh-Duc and Poirot

The management of the Barbarian Rugby Club unveiled this Monday the group of 22 players (a 23rd name will be communicated limited) who will face the United States, the 1uh July 2022 in Houston (Texas, United States. A team that will be led by a tandem composed of Christian Labit and the recent retiree from … Read more