European rugby teams stuck in SA after positive COVID tests
Irish rugby team Munster and Welsh side Cardiff were unable to leave South Africa as planned on Sunday after both returned positive COVID-19 cases, the clubs confirmed.
COVID-19: Men's Barbarians match called off
The men's Barbarians match against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday was cancelled 90 minutes before kickoff after four players and two members of the staff in the Barbarians camp tested positive for COVID-19.
SA sport in chaos as new COVID variant threatens multiple events
South African sport faced a shutdown on Friday due to the detection of a new coronavirus variant, with British rugby teams scrambling to leave before travel restrictions are imposed, and the first event of golf's new-look DP World Tour under threat.
Erasmus withdraws appeal, apologises to officials
South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has withdrawn his appeal against a two-month ban and apologised to referee Nic Berry for his 62-minute video critique of the match official after the first Test against the British & Irish Lions in July.
Jones questions Itoje as future England captain
Eddie Jones does not view England lock Maro Itoje as a future England captain, despite sending him to acting classes to try and improve his leadership skills.
RA pledges not to blow World Cup revenue
Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos has pledged to not repeat the mistakes of the past, with the governing body already planning an endowment fund to manage the financial windfall that will be generated by hosting the 2027 Rugby World Cup.
World Rugby amends rule to allow players to switch national teams
International rugby players will be allowed to switch national teams from next year subject to certain criteria, the World Rugby Council announced on Wednesday.
Australia named 'preferred candidate' for RWC 2027
Australia has been announced as the "preferred candidate" for the 2027 Rugby World Cup, virtually guaranteeing the tournament will return Down Under for the first time in 24 years.
New Zealand is a different beast -- concerns about All Blacks are entirely valid
Most nations would see 12 wins from 15 Tests as an excellent season. But it was the nature of those losses that have heaped pressure on Ian Foster and the All Blacks, and that spotlight is entirely justified -- Liam Napier writes.
Former Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield runs gruelling 101 miles in 24hrs for motor neurone disease charity
Kevin Sinfield, the former captain of Leeds Rhinos, has raised more than £1 million for a motor neurone disease charity after undertaking a gruelling 101-mile run from Leicester to Leeds within 24 hours.
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