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

the crazy celebrations of Montpellier, champions of France for the first time (video)

Montpellier Hérault Rugby won the first title in its history on Friday evening, dominating Castres Olympique (29-10) at the Stade de France. Philippe Saint-André’s players, authors of a remarkable mastery final, then celebrated this historic moment with dignity for the MHR. PSA had found the words to motivate its players before the match: “I told … 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

“It’s not just the big flights and champagne rugby,” insists Darricarrère (Castres)

The coach of the back lines of the CO, opposed in the final of the Top 14 in Montpellier, revealed that the Tarn club “does not succeed for what it does not have”, preferring to advocate “work” and the “state of mind” of its players. How do you imagine the final?David Darricarrère: It will be … 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

Guilhem Guirado, farewell with great pomp

By David Reyrat Published 1 minute ago, Update 1 minute ago Guilhem Guirado (In the center) celebrate their qualification for the final at the end of the semi-final of the Top 14 between Montpellier and Bordeaux, in Nice, on June 18. NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP At 36, the ex-captain of the XV of France hangs up his … 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