Rugby is trying to fix a problem that may not exist, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
Duhan van der Merwe scored a hat-trick as Scotland claimed a fourth victory in a row over England at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Paolo Garbisi converted a late Ange Capuozzo try as Italy clawed back from a seven-point first-half deficit to draw with 14-man France in Sunday’s Six Nations clash in Lille.
Scott Barrett has criticised the influence of World Rugby’s smart mouth guards after the Chiefs beat champions Crusaders in the 2024 Super Rugby opener on Friday.
The Crusaders launch their bid for an eighth straight Super Rugby title on Friday with new head coach Rob Penney out to emulate the stunning success – but not the breakdancing – of Scott Robertson.
All Blacks try machine Will Jordan will be out for six months because of shoulder surgery, the Crusaders announced, a blow to the defending Super Rugby champions.
Blues prop Marcel Renata has had to amputate his middle finger to continue playing professional rugby.
New Springbok assistant coach Tony Brown has linked up with Super Rugby Pacific outfit the Blues on a “short-term” basis.
Rebels captain Rob Leota said that the financial uncertainty around the team was a distraction ahead of the Super Rugby season, but pledged his team would “keep rolling”.
Super Rugby Pacific will be encouraging teams to run the ball back after receiving kicks during the 2024 season after confirming a law innovation designed to discourage territorial kicking duels.