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'Every club makes a loss': Wasps chief on adapting to rugby's new normal

作者:admin 2020-05-31

“It is not like George Best turning up in town.” Ask Stephen Vaughan, the chief executive of Wasps, about whether marquee players add to the opposition’s gate receipts when they visit and he gives a blunt response. Ask him whether players can expect 阅读全文

Premiership final could clash with Six Nations as restart faces further delay

作者:admin 2020-05-31

The restart date for the Premiership looks set to be pushed back from late July until August after Gloucester said they did not expect clubs to return to training for another month. That would mean staging the play-off final in October and a clash wi 阅读全文

Six Nations and Sanzaar edge closer to joint deal on global calendar shift

作者:admin 2020-05-31

Plans to shift the Six Nations’s traditional slot by a month to March and April and play the Rugby Championship in the same window as part of a synchronised global calendar have moved a step closer following an unprecedented joint announcement by the 阅读全文

Premiership players will need six weeks of training before return, study finds

作者:admin 2020-05-31

The Premiership is unlikely to return until late July at the earliest following a study – co-authored by the Rugby Football Union’s chief doctor – which finds that players will need six weeks of training before matches can begin. The study, written b 阅读全文

Queensland Reds trio who refused pay cuts terminate their own contracts

作者:admin 2020-05-31

Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas have sensationally ended their stand-off with Rugby Australia by terminating their contracts. The group had refused to take pay cuts of an average 60% that their Australian Super Rugby 阅读全文

Premiership will not adopt World Rugby’s law trials to reduce virus risk

作者:admin 2020-05-31

The Premiership will not be adopting any of World Rugby’s law trials designed to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, the Guardian understands. The law trials, announced by World Rugby on Thursday, include eliminating reset scrums and choke t 阅读全文

The Breakdown

作者:admin 2020-05-31

Paul Myners well knows the devastation a financial crisis can cause. He was the finances services secretary to the Treasury when the world recession hit in 2008 and, as he was drawing up his report on the Premiership’s salary cap, sport went into loc 阅读全文

Fan ownership would give rugby and football clubs stability, says thinktank

作者:admin 2020-05-31

The leading thinktank Onward has called on the government to encourage fans to take a financial stake in rugby and football clubs in order to create sustainability and offer greater protection during times of crisis. The recommendation is included in 阅读全文

'Bring our boys back home': rugby team from Tonga trapped in New Zealand due to Covid-19

作者:admin 2020-05-31

For the past six weeks, the days have followed a particular pattern for the players and coaching staff of the Tu’uakitau rugby team from Tonga. They get up from their beds – mattresses on the floor of a church in Auckland where they are locked down – 阅读全文

Premiership players fear some clubs could go bust by Christmas

作者:admin 2020-05-31

Premiership players are calling for clearer leadership from rugby’s top administrators amid fears some clubs could go bust by Christmas, prompting widespread job losses. There are also concerns surrounding player welfare despite a provisional agreeme 阅读全文