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Castle welfare concerns led to loss of confidence, says RA chairman

Paul McLean told reporters that outgoing chief executive Castle had been victim of a ‘bullying’ campaign on social media and discussions had already taken place for contingency planning if she were to leave the role

Fiji chairman resigns from World Rugby council after investigation

Ratu Vilikesa Bulewa Francis Kean will not be considered for the World Rugby Executive Committee election following serious allegations in what is a blow to Sir Bill Beaumont’s re-election campaign

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Argentina ready to abandon 2027 Rugby World Cup bid

World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot was quoted as saying Argentina’s bid would be withdrawn

Saracens set to furlough some staff and ask players to defer wages

Chairman Neil Golding says it is the only way for the club to ‘survive this unprecedented situation’

Crusaders criticised for training in the park during lockdown

New Zealand’s nationwide lockdown restricts people from leaving their homes unless it is for essential services like groceries

Rugby Australia stands down 75% of staff after £60m forecasted losses

Chief executive Raelene Castle described the decision as ‘the hardest news imaginable’