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Sports quiz: fast times, late hours and memorable minutes

作者:admin 2020-06-12

Usain Bolt set the current world record for the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2009. What was his time? 9.55 seconds 9.58 seconds The previous record – also set by Bolt – was 9.69 seconds. 阅读全文

Private equity emerges as Rugby Australia's last shot at survival as a major sport

作者:admin 2020-06-12

Fans are allowing themselves to get excited about a resumption of play after Rugby Australia and Fox Sports announced they had reached an agreement on a “revised” broadcast deal to show the new Super Rugby competition, involving the four franchises p 阅读全文

From the Premiership to park pitches: the rugby referee who switched codes

作者:admin 2020-06-11

When James Jones was made redundant by the Welsh Rugby Union at the age of 34, he expected to spend the rest of his life as a lawyer. Eight years on, Jones is now among rugby league’s top officials and hoping to get his chance in Super League.  阅读全文

English rugby's top club players threaten strike action over pay cuts

作者:admin 2020-06-11

England’s leading club players are considering strike action in an increasingly bitter row over the imposition of permanent wage cuts. The Rugby Players Association chairman, Mark Lambert, said clubs are showing “an absolute disregard” for his member 阅读全文

'A huge deal': New Zealand's rugby-starved fans prepare to head en masse to stadiums

作者:admin 2020-06-10

It has been a long three months but rugby fans in New Zealand are finally relishing the prospect of the sport’s return this weekend, when the gates are flung open to unrestricted crowds for the first time in the Covid-19 era. With New Zealand having 阅读全文

Ellis Genge says he and Eddie Jones were racially abused in South Africa

作者:admin 2020-06-10

Ellis Genge has revealed that he and Eddie Jones were subjected to racist abuse on England’s tour of South Africa in 2018. Genge was a non-playing member of the squad for the three-Test tour and has spoken of an incident which took place after one th 阅读全文

Simon McIntyre's story shows rugby has a long way to go on racism

作者:admin 2020-06-10

Last November, as Siya Kolisi hoisted the World Cup into the Yokohama sky, it felt like rugby union had finally shaken itself free. An inspirational black captain, clad in a Springbok jersey, proving to the world his sport did not discriminate. For a 阅读全文

Lure of Japan becomes ever stronger for anxious Premiership players

作者:admin 2020-06-08

After England’s last match, back in March, Eddie Jones was asked to say a few words about George Kruis, whose impending move to Japan would bring a halt to his international career. “Well, just because he goes to Japan doesn’t mean he can’t play for 阅读全文

RFU hopes for cut in Twickenham distancing to one metre and £12m boost

作者:admin 2020-06-07

The Rugby Football Union is to lobby the government to reduce its physical distancing rule from two metres to one, calculating that the current stipulation would cost it £12m if crowds were allowed back for the four November internationals at Twicken 阅读全文

Premiership Rugby sets provisional date of 15 August to resume season

作者:admin 2020-06-06

The Premiership season will resume on 15 August, six weeks later than intended, but clubs still aim to play out the campaign in full even though the play-off final would be held in the middle of November. There are nine league rounds left with two pl 阅读全文