Rugby

11:33 AM BST Gallagher Premiership clubs could go bust if fans are not allowed into stadiums by the end of the year, Exeter Chiefs chairman Tony Rowe has said. The Premiership, which has been suspended since March, will resume later this month but games will be played without supporters as part of measures to curb
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1:33 PM BST England head coach Eddie Jones has said form is the main factor when he selects his squad and he will continue to pick players from Saracens despite their relegation to the Championship. Saracens will drop into the second tier at the end of the Gallagher Premiership season after breaching salary cap regulations.
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2:46 AM BST The South African Government has approved the return-to-play conditions for professional rugby in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing for domestic competition to start in the first two weeks of September. South African Rugby confirmed its plans, which include playing games behind closed doors, had been approved and published on Thursday.
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3:26 PM BST The final round of the Six Nations Championship will be played on Oct. 31 with leaders England taking on Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome as organisers confirmed the dates for the remaining four fixtures on Wednesday. The Six Nations was suspended in March when the coronavirus pandemic hit Europe and
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12:29 PM BST Wales and British & Irish Lions player Jamie Roberts has signed a contract with Dragons, the club announced on Monday. The 33-year-old will join the Welsh side with immediate effect after seven years away which included a stint with South African side the Stormers. 1 Related The centre left Cardiff Blues in
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Aug 2, 2020 Israel Folau has courted more controversy by declining to join teammates and opponents in taking a knee to acknowledge the Black Lives Matter movement in Super League’s return on Sunday. The former Wallabies fullback’s Catalans side were hammered 34-6 by champions St Helens in the first match since the competition was halted
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11:27 PM BST Israel Folau has courted more controversy by refusing to join teammates and opponents in taking a knee to acknowledge the Black Lives Matter movement in Super League’s return on Sunday. The former Wallabies fullback’s Catalans side were hammered 34-6 by champions St Helens in the first match since the competition was halted
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3:54 PM BST The remaining rounds of the Six Nations Championship will be played on Oct. 24 and 31 after World Rugby approved dates for the temporary 2020 COVID-19 calendar on Thursday. The World Rugby Council approved an adjustment to allow the release of players for new international windows after the pandemic forced the sport’s
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6:26 PM BST English Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs said on Wednesday that they will keep their logo but retire mascot ‘Big Chief’ following a review of the club’s branding in the wake of a petition calling for an end to their use of “harmful imagery”. The Chiefs’ badge and mascot both feature a Native American
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1:11 AM BST Super Rugby Aotearoa continues to deliver top-class rugby with both of the Round 7 encounters going down to the final minutes In the end, the Hurricanes and Blues held on for vital wins, keeping both sides in the hunt for competition honours. Read on as we review the weekend’s action below. We
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3:32 AM BST A possible broken wrist to Ngani Laumape soured the Hurricanes’ victory over the Crusaders in Super Rugby Aotearoa but his coach hinted it was indicative of the intensity of the competition. Laumape left the field in the 53rd minute of the Hurricanes 34-32 victory on Saturday, the first defeat for the Crusaders
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3:08 PM BST England head coach Eddie Jones has described Joe Marler as “influential” after former national coach Clive Woodward criticised his behaviour at the World Cup. Woodward had compared Marler and Dan Cole to comedy duo Laurel and Hardy for their behaviour at a news conference ahead of the final against South Africa, which
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