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Rugby World Cup Shines Spotlight on a Less-Traveled Japan

This autumn, fans from around the world will descend upon Japan for the 2019 Rugby World…

How a Rugby Star’s Homophobic Posts Got Australians Arguing About Religion

SYDNEY, Australia — Religion isn’t a welcome dinner subject for most Australians. The country has grown…

As New York Celebrates Pride, Australia Debates Freedom

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In Laos, Women Rule Rugby

HONG KONG — Aeng Khang understood at an early age that playing any sport, much less…

New York’s New Pro Rugby Team Lands a French Star

The lure of the United States can be big, even for established international sports stars. Pelé…

British Rugby League Plans to Add a New York Team

There is Oldham and Whitehaven and Workington Town. There are the West Wales Raiders, the North…

Australian Rugby Star’s Contract to Be Terminated Over Anti-Gay Comments

SYDNEY, Australia — Australian rugby officials said on Thursday that they intended to terminate the contract…

Wait, New York Has a Pro Rugby Team? Yes, and It’s a Winner So Far

James Kennedy wants you to know something about Rugby United New York right away. “We’re not…

A Rugby Revolution for Asia and the Pacific

HONG KONG — What began as an effort to keep alive an Australian team that was…