Rugby bosses tell fans not to abuse media after trolls left interviewer Sonja McLaughlan in tears

Welsh rugby bosses have told their fans not to abuse the media after online trolls left pitchside interviewer Sonja McLaughlan in tears with ‘toxic’ abuse.  The Welsh Rugby Union issued a statement today telling fans ‘this has to stop’ after Ms McLaughlan questioned Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones about his thoughts on the referee.  The … Read more

BBC and rugby chiefs condemn online trolls who left pitchside interviewer Sonja McLaughlan in tears

The BBC, along with rugby chiefs, have condemned online trolls who left pitchside interviewer Sonja McLaughlan in tears with ‘toxic’ abuse over her questions to England skipper Owen Farrell. McLaughlan interviewed Farrell in the aftermath of England’s shock 40-24 defeat against Wales on Saturday during which she questioned him about some of the refereeing decisions that … Read more

Carol Vorderman throws her support behind Wales ahead of their Six Nations rugby tie against England

She’s never shied away from showing her support for the Dragons. And Carol Vorderman was every inch the proud Wales fan as she donned a jumper emblazoned with the famous red dragon ahead of their Six Nations tie against England on Monday. The former Countdown presenter, 60, jokingly asked her fans to guess which team … Read more

Rugby League chiefs ‘want Prince William to take over’ Harry’s beloved union patronages

Rugby League chiefs want Prince William to take over Harry’s beloved patronages and become the face of this year’s World Cup, according to reports. Prince William is said to be the current favourite to take up the role having previously worked alongside the league’s current chairman Simon Johnson. It comes after Harry was stripped of his … Read more

World’s first gay rugby club that beat the bigots by tackling homophobia gets its own film

When the world’s first gay rugby club was set up in 1995, Rob Hayward had a stock reply to wags who asked if his team played in pink shirts. ‘No. For a collection of gay men we agreed remarkably quickly on our colours – midnight blue and emerald green!’ Tory Lord Hayward is used to … Read more

Prince Harry is stripped of honorary role as patron of England Rugby Union and Rugby League

Prince Harry was today stripped of his honorary roles as patron of England Rugby Union and Rugby League after it was confirmed he and Meghan Markle will step down as working royals.   The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have told the Queen they will not be returning to frontline duties following their year outside the … Read more

Dave Egerton: Fomer England and Bath rugby star passes away at 59 after a short battle with Covid-19

Dave Egerton, a five-time league winner with Bath and capped seven times by England, dies aged 59 – days after he was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 By Jack Bezants for MailOnline Published: 10:46 GMT, 9 February 2021 | Updated: 11:06 GMT, 9 February 2021 Former Bath and England number eight Dave Egerton has died … Read more

Twelve England rugby players and four Scotland stars take knee before Six Nations game

Six Nations divided by kneeling against racism: Twelve England rugby players and four Scotland stars take a knee before match for Rugby Against Racism campaign – while the rest remain standing Players lined up in support of the Rugby Against Racism campaign today England are taking on Scotland at Twickenham, London, in the Six Nations … Read more

Penthouse suite owned by ex-All Blacks rugby star Xavier Rush goes on sale for £950,000

A stunning penthouse suite is up for sale £950,000 after it was converted from a church into a designer pad.  The apartment sits inside a chapel complete with a bell tower offering panoramic views of a seaside town. It was home to former All Blacks and Cardiff rugby player Xavier Rush, 43 – whose company … Read more

England rugby star and Harrow scholar MARO ITJOE joins Mail’s Computers for Kids campaign

Today England rugby star Maro Itoje throws his weight behind the ‘digital divide’ campaign; his aim to guarantee laptops for all disadvantaged children in the UK. Here he talks to Frances Hardy about why he is passionately committed to equal education for all: Having been born into a family that prized education as the key … Read more