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Wales rugby great Ken Owens retires after 18-year career Wales rugby great Ken Owens retires after 18-year career

Wales rugby great Ken Owens announced his retirement from the sport on Wednesday, ending an 18-year professional career.

Beast Mtawarira says USA rugby can emulate Japan's success... one day Beast Mtawarira says USA rugby can emulate Japan's success... one day

Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira, the World Cup-winning former South Africa prop, has backed the USA's potential as a rugby nation, but said they will need a structural overhaul before they can match emerging superpower Japan.

Blow for Scotland as Russell suffers 'significant' injury Blow for Scotland as Russell suffers 'significant' injury

Scotland and Bath Rugby are sweating on the fitness of fly-half Finn Russell as he recovers from a "significant groin injury."

Women's Lions' unions get £3m injection ahead of first tour Women's Lions' unions get £3m injection ahead of first tour

British insurance firm Royal London has given the rugby unions of England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland £3 million ($3.7 million) to invest in female coaches and players ahead of the British and Irish Lions women's inaugural tour.

Wallabies set for afternoon kick-offs in Rugby Championship Wallabies set for afternoon kick-offs in Rugby Championship

It's back to the future for Australian rugby this season, with the Wallabies confirmed to play two afternoon fixtures during the Rugby Championship later this year.

All Black star Jordie Barrett to join Leinster in December All Black star Jordie Barrett to join Leinster in December

New Zealand rugby star Jordie Barrett is set to play for Irish club Leinster for six months from December 2024.

Rees-Zammit reveals texts from Mahomes, Kelce on Chiefs welcome Rees-Zammit reveals texts from Mahomes, Kelce on Chiefs welcome

Louis Rees-Zammit has opened up on signing for the Kansas City Chiefs, text messages he's received from Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, and the daunting task ahead of him.