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Report: Mistakes, not Liverpool fans, caused CL final fiasco

Jul. 13, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

French senators said the chaos outside the national stadium that marred the Champions League soccer final was due to a series of mistakes by police and officials — and not the actions of previously blamed Liverpool fans — with “malfunction at every stage” before, during and after the game. ...

Rucks and mauls to political brawls, meet Senator Pocock

Jun. 13, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Pocock didn’t sound too concerned over the phone from the Australian capital of Canberra, despite it being more than two weeks since the country’s federal election and the retired rugby star still didn’t know if had a new day job in politics. ...

New Zealand Rugby to sign commercial deal with Silver Lake

Jun. 02, 2022 02:45 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Rugby has been given approval to sign a ground-breaking deal with California-based private equity firm Silver Lake which will bring a cash windfall but which some observers fear may threaten the “special bond” between New Zealanders and their...

Column: US lands 2031 Rugby World Cup, if anyone cares

May. 13, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

The United States has landed another World Cup. Before you start celebrating or making travel plans, a couple of caveats: It's still more than nine years away. And, uh, it's the Rugby World Cup. The sport that most Americans have only the...

US to host men's and women's Rugby World Cups for first time

May. 12, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Rugby’s biggest tournament is finally heading to the United States. Now comes the hard part for the sport’s leadership: Generating enough interest and sustainability to secure rugby’s place in a crowded U.S. market. The Rugby World Cup will be staged in the U.S....