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Wage reductions and summer matches loom for England's top players

作者:admin 2020-06-05

England’s leading players face the increasing prospect of wage cuts and summer rugby as the sport battles to avoid financial meltdown because of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Rugby Football Union also confirmed it is open to shifting the 阅读全文

HMRC says Premiership ineligible for furlough when contact drills resume

作者:admin 2020-06-04

Fresh doubt has been cast on whether Premiership clubs can keep players on the government’s furlough scheme when they return to training after HMRC moved to clarify its position.  It is understood that when players return to stage two of trainin 阅读全文

Premiership rugby players cleared to start physically-distanced training

作者:admin 2020-06-04

The cautious first steps towards a possible restart of the Premiership in late July have been approved with players now permitted to return to physically distanced training. There is no firm date for a resumption but clubs can begin to prepare for co 阅读全文

Summer rugby union could be the chance to deliver best of both worlds

作者:admin 2020-06-04

Decades from now, when people ask how professional rugby union was decisively shaped, it will boil down to one simple question: did a forward or a back win the argument? In the northern hemisphere forwards have traditionally held sway for the most pa 阅读全文

Australia seek Rugby Championship at home hub this year

作者:admin 2020-06-02

Rugby Australia wants to establish a quarantine hub which enables it to exclusively host the Rugby Championship if the tournament is staged during the coronavirus pandemic. RA is in discussions with the federal government plus rival nations New Zeala 阅读全文

Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

作者:admin 2020-06-02

Good evening, here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Elias Visontay and it’s Monday 1 June. NSW and Victoria record new cases as restrictions eased As restaurants and cafes across NSW welcomed up to 50 dine 阅读全文

Wasps and Harlequins play down fears after sponsor's exit from women's rugby

作者:admin 2020-05-31

News on Tuesday that Tyrrells would not be renewing their title sponsorship of the Premier 15s for next season seemed on the face of it a blow for top-flight women’s rugby, but with clubs having been assured that their funding from the RFU remains ri 阅读全文

Remove reset scrums to help reduce Covid-19 risk, says World Rugby study

作者:admin 2020-05-31

Doing away with reset scrums and eliminating “upright face-to-face” tackles would significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, according to a new study by World Rugby. The governing body also advises making a change of jerseys and headg 阅读全文

'I blamed myself': Rob Howley opens up about sister's death and gambling issues

作者:admin 2020-05-31

Former Wales coach Rob Howley has opened up about the grief over his sister’s death that led to him being sent home from the World Cup after long-term gambling issues. Rob Howley says sorry for betting on rugby while he 'battled demons' 阅读全文

George Kruis to leave Saracens for Japan's Panasonic Wild Knights

作者:admin 2020-05-31

George Kruis will end his 11-year association with Saracens in November and move to Japan after signing for Panasonic Wild Knights, but the Lions second-row still hopes to add to his 45 England caps. With Saracens dropping into the Championship as pu 阅读全文