A fifteen-year old boy was hospitalized in Mar del Plata after being brutally attacked by a group of rugby players from Tucumán province in the seaside town of Pinamar. Local police arrested an 18-year old boy indicated as the main aggressor.
Former All Blacks winger John Kirwan has been named as the new coach of the struggling Auckland Blues Super Rugby franchise, the team said.
England have re-appointed Chris Robshaw as England captain ahead of the Six Nations tournament, the Rugby Football Union said in a statement today.
International rugby coaches never tire of saying that the modern game is a 23-man effort and rarely can the influence of the opposing benches have had as much impact as in England's 23-13 Six Nations victory over France today.
Former London Welsh team manager Mike Scott has been banned from rugby for life for providing false information over the registration of player Tyson Keats.
Ireland scored seven tries in a 46-24 demolition of Argentina to ensure they will be seeded when the draw is made for the next rugby World Cup.
England produced one of their finest performances ever to stun New Zealand 38-21 and end the world champions' 20-game unbeaten run in the most spectacular style during a remarkable afternoon at Twickenham today.
Australia's rugby World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer said he was lucky to be alive after suffering a heart attack.
Centre Gonzalo Tiesi has recovered from injury and shown good form in the Buenos Aires club championship earning a place in Argentina's squad for next month's European tour.
Argentina have made four changes, three in the backs, to face Ireland in Dublin in the third and final test of their European tour on Saturday.
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer named three flyhalves and a trio of fullbacks in an expanded 30-man squad today for two home Rugby Championship tests against Australia and New Zealand.
World champions New Zealand scored 20 unanswered points in the second half with some potent counter-attacking to overcome South Africa 32-16 in their final Rugby Championship match in Soweto today.
Veteran lock Nathan Sharpe has been named to lead Australia against Argentina in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday, the third captain named by Wallabies coach Robbie Deans this season.
Argentina already had grounds for confidence heading into their Rugby Championship test against Australia on the Gold Coast this weekend and the absence of Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia has given them some more.
Argentina's Pumas could have done without the potential damage to their image in their debut season in The Rugby Championship of a financial scandal at the heart of the governing UAR union.
Finally getting the opportunity to play in a regular competition against top tier nations would be "tough" but equally as rewarding, according to former Argentina captain Agustín Pichot.
Argentine hopes for a first victory over world champions New Zealand were boosted today when flyhalf pivot Juan Martín Hernández and openside flanker Juan Manuel Leguizamón were named in the side after returning from injury.
Australia scrumhalf Will Genia succumbed to the 'captain's curse' when he was ruled out of rugby for six months after he ruptured a knee ligament in the Wallabies' 26-19 win over South Africa today.
The unerring boot of South African scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar took Ulster into their first Heineken Cup final since 1999 with a 22-19 win over Edinburgh at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Captain Felipe Contepomi scored 22 points as Argentina made a winning start to their programme of June tests with a 37-22 victory over Italy in San Juan today.
Premiership newcomers London Welsh have signed controversial former Wales centre Gavin Henson to bolster their squad.
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell and scrumhalf Conor Murray will miss Ireland's remaining two Six Nations fixtures after sustaining injuries in Sunday's 17-17 draw with France, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said.
New Zealand's World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry will help fine tune the Pumas for their Rugby Championship debut season, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) said.
Brive fullback Julien Caminati has been provisionally suspended after failing a dope test, the Top 14 club said. Brive did not say which banned substance was fond in Caminati's system.
World champions New Zealand have named former Waikato Chiefs supremo Ian Foster as assistant coach. He replaces former assistant coach Wayne Smith, who stepped aside to take up a coaching consultant role with the Chiefs.
Argentina will host all three of their matches in their debut season in the Four-Nation Rugby Championship in 2012 outside the capital, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) said.
New-look England made a winning start to their Six Nations defence under caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster after an attritional 13-6 win over Scotland at Murrayfield today.
New Zealand coach Graham Henry named an unchanged team for the World Cup final against France at Eden Park on Sunday, keeping faith with the same players who overwhelmed Australia to reach the global showpiece.
Two interception tries from Conor Trainor spurred Canada to a 26-24 upset victory over Argentina in the gold medal match in the inaugural rugby sevens tournament at the Pan-American Games.
England rugby team manager Martin Johnson has resigned after 3-1/2 years in the job following England's flat performances and exit in the quarter-finals of the recent rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Wales bring form, confidence and a fearless attitude to the first rugby World Cup semi-final against France at Eden Park on Saturday.
Wales captain Sam Warburton will face a disciplinary hearing on Sunday for the spear tackle that earned him a red card in his country's rugby World Cup semi-final defeat to France.
A New Zealand side forged in adversity and mindful of a history they are not allowed to forget relaxed before getting into the serious business of preparing for their first rugby World Cup final for 16 years.
Argentina's World Cup hopes were dealt a significant blow when loose forward Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe was diagnosed with a serious knee injury that is highly likely to rule him out of the tournament.
Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has reverted largely to the side that dramatically beat Scotland in the pool phase for the Puma's quarter-final against hosts New Zealand this weekend.
England prop Andrew Sheridan and French flyhalf David Skrela hobbled home from the rugby World Cup just as Samoa entered the fray with a resounding win and New Zealanders fretted about the back of prized asset Dan Carter.
For the second time in a week, Scotland were forced to dig deep by one of the World Cup outsiders and able to produce enough spirit and quality to find a way home as they beat Georgia 15-6 in teeming rain.
New Zealand's All Blacks began to deliver today, pulling off the first big blowout of the 2011 World Cup with an 83-7 hammering of Japan to open the second weekend of the tournament.
The fortunes of two sides rebuilding for the future will get their first true test in the rugby World Cup's first major clash tomorrow when Argentina and England square off at Dunedin's new indoor stadium.
Argentina have called winger Lucas Borges into their World Cup squad to replace injured centre Gonzalo Tiesi, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) have said.
England's rugby World Cup hopes suffered a major setback when key prop Andrew Sheridan was ruled out of the tournament with a shoulder injury sustained in the opening victory over Argentina.
Wales ensured they would be leaving for the World Cup in good spirits with a 28-13 victory over Argentina in their final warmup game before the tournament in New Zealand.
England inflicted a fourth straight World Cup warm-up defeat on a bruised Ireland today and gained revenge for losing out on a Six Nations grand slam in Dublin earlier this year with a 20-9 win at the Aviva Stadium.
Thousands of rugby fans flooded onto the downtown streets of Auckland's waterfront today as the country began the rugby World Cup in a carnival-like atmosphere.
The Pampas XV, the B team of Argentina’s national rugby team Los Pumas, achieved its first cup at the Vodacom Cup in South Africa after beating the local team Blue Bulls for 14 to 9 in the final round.
Argentina's Juan Martin Hernández will miss the World Cup after failing to recover in time after knee surgery, coach Santiago Phelan said. The Racing Metro flyhalf has not fully recovered from a knee ligament operation.
Wales rugby captain Ryan Jones has been ruled out of their final World Cup warm-up match against Argentina on Saturday with a calf injury, the Welsh Rugby Union said today.