Rugby Australia lays off 75 percent of staff as huge losses loom

THREE_QUARTERS of Rugby Australia’s staff were on Tuesday laid off until July 1 as the governing body predicted huge financial losses from the sport’s coronavirus-enforced shutdown. RA chief executive Raelene…

Major League Rugby cancels remainder of 2020 campaign

MAJOR League Rugby, the 12-team North American circuit that had started its third season, announced Thursday that it will cancel the remainder of the 2020 campaign due to the coronavirus…

Business as usual’ – Aussie Super Rugby teams train despite virus shutdown

AUSTRALIAN Super Rugby players insisted it’s “business as usual” as they resumed training despite a coronavirus shutdown that has left the competition facing an uncertain future. The southern hemisphere club…

‘Premature’ to talk about alternatives to virus-hit Super Rugby

SUPER RUGBY bosses said Sunday it would be “premature” to talk about alternative fixtures after the season was suspended because of the coronavirus, but they had already begun work to…

Fiji’s Nadolo to join Leicester from Montpellier

FIJI powerhouse wing Nemani Nadolo is to join Leicester ahead of the 2020/21 season, the English Premiership side announced Monday. The 32-year-old flyer, who boasts an impressive international record, with…

Harare Province Rugby Board fourth round matches scheduled for Churchill Boys High School

By ZBC Reporter THE Harare Province Rugby Board fourth round of the Paramount Garments U20 League 2020 matches will take place on Saturday 29 February 2020, kicking off at 9:30am,…

Italy ready for Scotland in Six Nations

THE new Italy coach Franco Smith says he can smell blood as he prepares for this first home game in the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday against a weakened Scotland in…

Jones dropped as Townsend makes changes for Italy clash

SCOTLAND coach Gregor Townsend has dropped centre Huw Jones for Saturday’s Six Nations match with Italy with both sides bidding for their first win and the loser likely to end…

Rugby’s Hong Kong, Singapore Sevens await fate as virus hammers Asian sport

RUGBY’s Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens were expected to be postponed on Thursday as Asian sport reels from the coronavirus, with the Chinese Grand Prix, golf and football fixtures among…

Pitbulls thump Alex Sports Club to maintain winning streak

Pitbulls maintained their positive start to the Paramount Garments under 20 rugby league after beating Alex Sports Club at Old Hararians sports club yesterday. The Paramount Garments Under 20 league…