Three Rugby Football league players breach Covid protocols

RUGBY Football League players, RFL, Wigan’s Jackson Hastings, Huddersfield’s James Gavet and Warrington’s Riley Dean have all been sanctioned for breaching Covid-19 protocols. The trio are facing 14+day bans and…

British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa to go ahead in 2021

The British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa will go ahead as planned in July and August 2021. The Lions play three Test matches against the world champions in…

Former Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle handed 8-year doping ban

FORMER Springbok Chiliboy Ralepelle’s rugby career is over after being handed an eight-year ban on a doping charge. In a statement on Wednesday, the South African Institute for Drug Free…

French league blows full time on rugby season

FRENCH rugby on Tuesday confirmed that it had abandoned hope of completing its coronavirus-interrupted club season and announced that it was ending the Top 14 and division two campaigns without…

Rugby Australia slashes a third of staff to stay afloat

RUGBY Australia announced the sacking of a third of its staff Monday as the embattled organisation works to recover from the sport’s coronavirus-enforced shutdown. The organisation said 47 of its…

Hitler, Dr. Death among NRL ‘fans’

A FEEL-GOOD campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cut-outs of themselves at Australian rugby league games has been hijacked by pranksters, with a notorious serial killer among those making an…

England v Australia rugby league series cancelled

THE Rugby Football League and the Australian Rugby League Commission on Monday announced the cancellation of this year’s England-Australia Ashes series. Three Tests had been due to take place in…

Former Wales assistant Howley reveals grief that sparked World Cup exile

FORMER Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has revealed grief over his sister’s death sparked the gambling spree that saw him sent home from the World Cup. Howley is nearing the…

Top 14 rugby clubs’ financial ‘bubble bursts’ due to COVID-19

SOME of French rugby’s leading agents have warned the big spending power of the Top 14 clubs in attracting global superstars is over as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.…

Kruis, Parkes head for Japanese rugby side Panasonic Wild Knights

ENGLAND lock George Kruis and Welsh centre Hadleigh Parkes have signed to play for Panasonic Wild Knights in next year’s Japanese Top League, the club announced on Monday. Kruis, capped…