CVC's Six Nations deal approved by French Board

CVC's Six Nations deal approved by French Board

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) announced on Saturday that its has approved a private equity firm's investment in the Six Nations.   CVC Capital Partners will take a 14.3% stake in the annual...

Matthieu Jalibert gets caught up in Penaud's try celebration

Matthieu Jalibert gets caught up in Penaud's try celebration

Bordeaux and Clermont played out to a 16 all draw in Saturday's opening TOP14 clash at the Stade Chaban-Delmas.   A real arm-wrestle between the two sides saw just two tries being scored with Bordeaux...

Jalibert hugs Damian Penaud after an excellent Clermont score
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Jalibert hugs Damian Penaud after an excellent Clermont score

Australia propose a mini World Cup in 2021

Australia propose a mini World Cup in 2021

Rugby Australia are proposing a mini Rugby World Cup this year to boost the coffers of international rugby unions.   “We are still expecting the Rugby Championship to go ahead this year but...

O'Driscoll picks his Ireland team to face Wales

O'Driscoll picks his Ireland team to face Wales

Former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll has urged Ireland to pick Tadhg Beirne in the Six Nations opener against Wales next month while also included nine Leinster players in the XV.   Brian...

Alex Sanderson appointed as Sale Sharks' new Director of Rugby

Alex Sanderson appointed as Sale Sharks' new Director of Rugby

Sale Sharks have confirmed the appointment of former club captain Alex Sanderson as Director of Rugby. The club has reached an agreement with Saracens to release Alex from his contract and he will...