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Who will get a kick out of Champions Cup silence when rugby returns?

作者:admin 2020-05-26

This should have been one of the grand weekends of the rugby year. The Champions Cup final was due to be staged in Marseille on Saturday and a quick check of the weather forecast is a reminder of just how grievously it will be missed. Unless, that is 阅读全文

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

作者:admin 2020-05-26

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

The rugby club in Kolkata that has given hope to 3,500 street children

作者:admin 2020-05-26

Thirty-three years ago, Tim Grandage arrived in Kolkata to manage the city’s HSBC bank. The Englishman had volunteered for the position, much to the surprise of his human resources manager. Kolkata did not have the best reputation at the time, but Gr 阅读全文

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

作者:admin 2020-05-26

“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

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

作者:admin 2020-05-26

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

My favourite game: Gareth Edwards and the Baa-Baas stun All Blacks

作者:admin 2020-05-26

I certainly wasn’t at this game. I can’t even say for sure I watched it on television but I have the DVD and that’s good enough for me. Not only is this the greatest rugby union match – 80 minutes of unremitting, exhilarating, rugged brilliance – it 阅读全文

Premiership unlikely to resume in early July after clubs delay return to training

作者:admin 2020-05-26

Premiership Rugby’s plan to resume the season at the beginning of July and play the league season to its play-off final conclusion is looking unlikely after a decision to delay a return to training for at least another two weeks. The players have bee 阅读全文

England and Wales tours to Japan off as World Rugby postpones July Tests

作者:admin 2020-05-26

World Rugby has postponed the July tour matches in the southern hemisphere and plans to consult with various stakeholders, including clubs, before rearranging them later in the year when the governing body hopes travel restrictions imposed because of 阅读全文

Rugby Australia appoints Hamish McLennan as new chairman

作者:admin 2020-05-26

Rugby Australia has appointed former television and media executive Hamish McLennan as a director and chairman-elect. McLennan is to join the board at its next meeting on 15 June, filling the seat vacated by Peter Wiggs, who resigned earlier this mon 阅读全文

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

作者:admin 2020-05-26

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