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Rugby's failure to reach calendar consensus is warning of bleak future

作者:admin 2020-06-26

No one could ever accuse rugby union of rushing into big decisions. It is 25 years and counting since the sport was effectively ushered into a new professional era and still the arguments continue regarding how it should ideally look. Monday’s global 阅读全文

How bras support lessons in language

作者:admin 2020-06-26

The news that the Rugby Football Union is to review the singing of Sweet Low, Sweet Chariot by some England fans at international matches is welcome (Report, 18 June). Could the RFU also consider the practice of some English supporters dressing up in 阅读全文

Rugby Australia assembles big-hitters to help World Cup 2027 bid

作者:admin 2020-06-26

Rugby Australia’s new chairman Hamish McLennan has unveiled a formidable advisory board to oversee the bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup. Chaired by high-profile businessman Sir Rod Eddington, the advisory board includes former prime minister John 阅读全文

The man behind deal that launched rugby union's professional era

作者:admin 2020-06-26

Rugby union supplied the backdrop to one of the most famous images in history 25 years ago on Wednesday. Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar reached out to each other across the dais, and the years, as their troubled nation came together to celebrate 阅读全文

Autumn schedule to be agreed by end of June but longer-term agreement elusive

作者:admin 2020-06-26

The shape of this autumn’s international rugby programme will be confirmed by the end of this month but negotiations about a new global fixture calendar remain ongoing. Barring a significant second wave of Covid-19 infections, the 2020 Six Nations sh 阅读全文

Premiership Rugby hires consultants to help tackle restart problems

作者:admin 2020-06-26

Premiership Rugby has called on the services of PricewaterhouseCoopers to guide its plans to restart the season, the Guardian understands. Having ambitiously declared that the English top flight was aiming to be “the first sport back on TV” in March, 阅读全文

The Guardian view on the sporting life: games in a time of coronavirus

作者:admin 2020-06-26

“There can be no summer in this land without cricket,” wrote Neville Cardus, the long-time Guardian cricket – and indeed classical music – correspondent. So far this summer we are having to test his hypothesis. In the most gorgeous weather imaginable 阅读全文

Lord Myners: 'It would be foolhardy if Premiership players felt pushed to strike'

作者:admin 2020-06-13

There are weeks – and this has been another one – when rugby union finds itself on a perilous tightrope. Over on the far side of the canyon is a potential land of plenty but one false move could have grisly consequences. With the realities of post-co 阅读全文

New All Blacks captain Sam Cane: 'You can’t let people down'

作者:admin 2020-06-13

It’s 4am on a Saturday and a teenage Sam Cane crunches through the frosted paddocks of his family farm in Reporoa, a tiny rural community in Waikato, New Zealand. Saturdays mean high school game day across the country, and every family has their own 阅读全文

Super Rugby borrows from NRL to liven up competition with new rules

作者:admin 2020-06-13

Rugby Australia have borrowed heavily from rugby league with seven law variations intended to improve the spectacle for fans when the Super Rugby AU competition begins next month. Super Rugby was cancelled this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, wi 阅读全文