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World Rugby makes proposal for October finale to Six Nations

作者:admin 2020-07-23

The Six Nations will be completed in the final two weeks of October before the autumn international series is played over four weeks if a recommendation by World Rugby’s executive committee is accepted by its council on 30 July. The doubling of the T 阅读全文

Leicester's Nemani Nadolo accuses fan of 'casual racism' over post

作者:admin 2020-07-22

The Leicester wing Nemani Nadolo has accused a supporter of casual racism following a comment on social media in which the fan suggested the club sign “players with names we can pronounce”. On Monday Leicester announced five new signings including Na 阅读全文

New Zealand poised to become sole host of 2020 Rugby Championship

作者:admin 2020-07-21

New Zealand is poised stage the entire Rugby Championship this year after its government gave the concept a tentative green light. Southern hemisphere governing body Sanzaar said it wants New Zealand as sole host of the four-nation Test tournament be 阅读全文

Australian rugby faces further fracture as New Zealand plan prompts fight for survival

作者:admin 2020-07-21

Australia seems set to adopt an “all for one and one for all” approach to New Zealand’s proposed trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition, demanding all five Australian teams participate. But it remains to be seen for how long a united front can be maint 阅读全文

Rugby players of both codes have increased risk of osteoarthritis

作者:admin 2020-07-21

A new study has found that elite rugby players of both codes in the UK typically suffer more than five times the number of injuries in their careers than athletes do in non-contact sports, while amateur rugby players suffer three times as many. Most 阅读全文

Trans women face potential women’s rugby ban over safety concerns

作者:admin 2020-07-21

World Rugby is considering banning trans women from playing women’s rugby because of significant safety concerns that have emerged following recent research, a decision that would make it the first international sports federation to go down that path 阅读全文

Six Nations investors CVC could exploit turmoil to drive hard bargain

作者:admin 2020-07-21

CVC’s £300m investment in the Six Nations hinges on the unions agreeing to a pandemic clause that would allow the private equity company to withhold contributions if matches are cancelled, a move a disputes lawyer expects to become commonplace amid f 阅读全文

'This is not a charity': Ian Foster says no room for weak teams in Super Rugby

作者:admin 2020-07-21

All Blacks coach Ian Foster says future Super Rugby competitions can’t afford to carry weak links, heightening the likelihood Australia won’t be offered equal rights in New Zealand’s proposed model. Findings from NZ Rugby’s review into a future compe 阅读全文

Eddie Jones: rugby union needs to speed up or 'we will end up like NFL'

作者:admin 2020-07-21

Eddie Jones wants the number of replacements cut, referees to make decisions faster and television match officials to make clear and concise calls quickly to help speed up a game he feels has become too patterned and formatted. The England head coach 阅读全文

Sale back Tuilagi to have 'sensational' impact of Jason Robinson in 2006

作者:admin 2020-07-21

Manu Tuilagi believes Sale will get the best out of him after years of injury problems at Leicester, having been backed to make the same impact at the Sharks as the England World Cup winner Jason Robinson. Tuilagi revealed he consulted the England he 阅读全文