Rugby News

NZR 'optimistic' of 2020 tests against NH teams
03/06/2020 16:07 by ESPN
New Zealand Rugby is "optimistic" about hosting northern hemisphere teams in an international schedu..
Rugby-South African Rugby posts modest profit for 2019
03/06/2020 11:15 by Reuters
South African Rugby announced a modest post-tax profit of 8.5-million rand ($498,826.29) for 2019 on..
Rugby-New Zealand hopeful of 2020 tests against northern hemisphere teams
03/06/2020 08:30 by Reuters
New Zealand Rugby is "optimistic" about hosting northern hemisphere teams in an international schedu..
Eddie Jones outlines his plan for how to improve rugby union – including fewer subs and scrum resets
03/06/2020 08:13 by Independent
Jones said matches of two scheduled 40-minute halves now regularly take more than 110 minutes to com..
NZ sport set for fans boost with end to COVID-19 curbs in sight
03/06/2020 07:17 by Reuters
Professional sport in New Zealand could welcome fans back to stadiums as early as next week with the..
NZ to trial golden point, red card replacements
03/06/2020 05:22 by ESPN
New Zealand's Super Rugby teams will be able to replace red-carded players and drawn matches may be ..
Eddie Jones wants to cut the number of subs as part of radical plan to speed up the game
02/06/2020 21:48 by DailyMail
The England coach called for a radical shake-up. Jones said match-day squads should be trimmed from ..
Return to local focus with boutique stadium plan is a major win for the NRL | Nick Tedeschi
02/06/2020 17:30 by TheGuardian
Suburban grounds breathe life into the game but continuing to play at poorly-serviced venues is not ..
Premiership gets green light to resume training
02/06/2020 17:10 by ESPN
England's Gallagher Premiership and second-tier Championship clubs have been given the green light t..
Rugby-Golden point, red card replacements to be trialled at Super Rugby Aotearoa
02/06/2020 12:37 by Reuters
New Zealand's Super Rugby teams will be able to replace red-carded players and drawn matches may be ..
Rugby-Premiership clubs unanimously support Myners' salary cap recommendations
02/06/2020 12:31 by Reuters
Premiership clubs are unanimous in their support of the independent Myners Report that recommended s..
UPDATE 1-Rugby-French Top 14 season abandoned, no champion named
02/06/2020 11:09 by Reuters
The French Top 14 season has been officially abandoned amid the COVID-19 crisis and no champions wil..
Rugby union clubs cleared to begin stage-one training with socially-distanced individual sessions
02/06/2020 11:04 by DailyMail
Rugby has been given the green light to return to stage-one training as cash-strapped clubs scramble..
Rugby-French Top 14 season abandoned, no champion named - French League
02/06/2020 10:44 by Reuters
The French Top 14 season has been officially abandoned amid the COVID-19 crisis and no champion will..
Rugby-English Premiership clubs given go-ahead to resume training
02/06/2020 10:42 by Reuters
Clubs in England's Premiership and second-tier Championship have been given the green light to resum..
RUGBY-FRENCH TOP 14 SEASON ABANDONED, NO CHAMPION NAMED - FRENCH RUGBY LEAGUE
02/06/2020 10:39 by Reuters
RUGBY-FRENCH TOP 14 SEASON ABANDONED, NO CHAMPION NAMED - FRENCH RUGBY LEAGUE..
Australia want to host Rugby Championship "hub"
02/06/2020 10:10 by ESPN
Rugby Australia is in talks with the government about allowing New Zealand, South Africa and Argenti..
Rugby-“Everything uncertain” about Sunwolves future – CEO
02/06/2020 10:00 by Reuters
Although they will not be featuring in Super Rugby next season, the Sunwolves may still have a futur..
Rugby union given approval for stage one return to training as Premiership edges closer to return
02/06/2020 09:59 by Independent
Professional rugby union clubs have been given permission to start their return to training process ..
Sport-On this day... June 3
02/06/2020 08:00 by Reuters
BASKETBALL - Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan shrugs after sinking a record sixth three-pointer during ..
Rugby-Australia want to host Rugby Championship "hub"
02/06/2020 04:01 by Reuters
Rugby Australia is in talks with the government about allowing New Zealand, South Africa and Argenti..
Super Rugby Fixtures
01/06/2020 14:04 by Reuters
Jun 1 (OPTA) - Super Rugby fixtures for this week Friday, June 5 fixtures (GMT) TBC v TBC (22..
Revived Ashes series in England cancelled 'with great reluctance'
01/06/2020 10:07 by TheGuardian
Australia due for three-Test tour in October and NovemberSeries last played in 2003 may be reschedul..
Rugby-Jaguares players told to take overseas deals - De La Fuente
01/06/2020 08:04 by Reuters
Argentina's rugby union (UAR) has encouraged Jaguares players to take deals overseas amid an uncerta..
Sport-On this day... June 2
01/06/2020 08:00 by Reuters
GOLF - Seve Ballesteros celebrates with the trophy after winning the British Masters...
UPDATE 1-Rugby Australia slashes one-third of staff in restructure
01/06/2020 07:48 by Reuters
* Remaining staff asked to take pay-cut (Recasts with RA job cuts, adds details, quotes, byline)..
Tokyo-based Sunwolves out of Super Rugby after time runs out amid pandemic
01/06/2020 07:33 by Independent
Club issued a statement, saying the implications of Covid-19 restrictions and changes to the 2020 se..
UPDATE 2-Rugby-Sunwolves confirm time in Super Rugby is over
01/06/2020 07:14 by Reuters
* Japanese team was playing last season of Super Rugby (Updates with Sunwolves statement)..
Australia’s NRL fan cardboard cut-out scheme turns sour after use of Hitler and mass murderer Harold Shipman
01/06/2020 05:19 by TheGuardian
League says screening process is being reviewedFox Sports issues apology for ‘poor taste’ TV ske..
UPDATE 1-Rugby-Sunwolves' 2020 season over, says JRFU chairman
01/06/2020 02:40 by Reuters
* Australia domestic competition to be five teams (Recasts with Japanese rugby chairman, adds byline..
Rugby-RA confirm Sunwolves won't play in domestic competition
01/06/2020 00:53 by Reuters
The Tokyo-based Sunwolves will not play in Australia's domestic rugby competition starting in July d..
Rugby Australia signs off 2019 accounts after two-month delay
01/06/2020 00:23 by Reuters
Rugby Australia (RA) have signed off on its 2019 financial accounts, two months after being unable t..
Super League's best-laid plans for expansion halted by the pandemic
31/05/2020 13:48 by TheGuardian
Coronavirus has left Super League’s two overseas teams with the prospect of playing home games in ..
Former Wales coach Rob Howley reveals how grief led to his gambling problems
31/05/2020 11:26 by Independent
Howley spoke out as he nears the end of an immediate nine-month ban on any involvement in the sport..
Rugby league-Trbojevic, tense draw show NRL fans what they've been missing
31/05/2020 10:45 by Reuters
Tom Trbojevic highlighted on Sunday what Australia's sports-starved fans had been missing as the Nat..
Panthers and Knights share points in NRL thriller
31/05/2020 08:46 by TheGuardian
Penrith Panthers 14-14 Newcastle KnightsBoth teams remain undefeated after three roundsNewcastle fel..
Sport-On this day... June 1
31/05/2020 08:00 by Reuters
BOXING - Promoter Don King raises the hand of Evander Holyfield after his controversial win against ..
UPDATE 4-Competitive sport in England gets green light for Monday restart
30/05/2020 21:42 by Reuters
After a near three-month shutdown, elite competitive sport in England can resume from Monday behind ..
UPDATE 3-Competitive sport in England gets green light for Monday restart
30/05/2020 16:58 by Reuters
After a near three-month shutdown, elite competitive sport in England can resume from Monday behind ..
South African sports teams allowed to resume non-contact training
30/05/2020 16:39 by ESPN
With South Africa moving to Level 3 of the nationwide State of Disaster lockdown on June 1, professi..