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Posted Thursday, 11 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — Australian rugby officials said on Thursday that they intended to terminate the contract of a star player, Israel Folau, after he posted anti-gay comments on social media. Mr. Folau, 30, a devout Christian who plays rugby union for...

Posted Thursday, 03 January 2019 ‐ The New York Times

ARLINGTON, Tex. — Raymond Kitchen had other places he would rather have been than in a big, empty football stadium at 7 a.m. on a Saturday. But there he was, three days before Christmas, with 450 other high school football coaches, attending a two-hour ...

Posted Monday, 06 August 2018 ‐ The New York Times

In sports, few teams have dominated their competition the way the New Zealand All Blacks of rugby union have. Since the introduction of world rugby rankings in 2003, New Zealand has held the No. 1 ranking longer than all other countries combined. A year...

Posted Friday, 20 July 2018 ‐ The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — This summer, it is the “other World Cup.” One week after soccer’s grandest tournament ended in Russia, the rugby world has converged on this city for a far more modest competition. The Rugby World Cup Sevens, which begins Friday...