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Erasmus: Boks open to holding Lions tour in UK

South Africa are open to "all options" to play the British & Irish Lions and are willing to travel to the United Kingdom to make sure the series goes ahead, director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said on Monday.

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Australia up to host mini rugby World Cup

Cash-strapped Rugby Australia has thrown up the prospect of hosting a mini World Cup during the Southern Hemisphere winter in what would be a huge boost to rugby-starved fans.

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Wales' Williams to miss 6N opener after ban

Wales fullback Liam Williams will miss their opening Six Nations match after being handed a three-game ban following his red card in Scarlets' defeat by Cardiff Blues last week in the PRO14.

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European rugby to go straight into knockout rounds

Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs has said the final two rounds of the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup will be cancelled.

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Vunivalu off and running with Reds

The sight of the Queensland Reds' prized recruit Suliasi Vunivalu prowling on the wing at Ballymore has instantly excited Wallabies playmaker James O'Connor.

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Super Rugby AU trial match cancelled

Australian Super Rugby teams have chosen to reduce trial matches to just one each ahead of the Super Rugby AU season kick-off in February due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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COVID-19: Women's 6N postponed indefinitely

The Women's Six Nations has been postponed until the spring or summer as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the world's sporting calendar.

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Sinckler to miss 6N start after swearing at ref

Bristol Bears and England prop Kyle Sinckler is set to miss the start of the Six Nations after being banned for two weeks from rugby for swearing at a referee.

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France seek safety assurances before 6N

The French government said it needs guarantees from England and Ireland that it is safe for the national rugby union team to travel for Six Nations matches.

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Champions, Challenge Cup suspended due to COVID-19

The European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been temporarily suspended after the French government recommended that games against British clubs be postponed amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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NSW Waratahs sign former Broncos NRL star

The NSW Waratahs have bolstered their backline stocks with the signing of former Brisbane NRL star Izaia Perese for the 2021 Super Rugby season.

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Rebels training disrupted by border chaos

Melbourne Rebels are the latest sports team to get caught up in border mayhem with five Super Rugby players left in training limbo.

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France chief hopeful Six Nations can go ahead

French rugby federation president Bernard Laporte remains optimistic that the Six Nations will go ahead as scheduled despite the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19: Six Nations in doubt amid French fears

The French sports ministry has recommended that European rugby union games against British clubs be postponed amid the COVID-19 crisis in a blow to the Champions and Challenge Cups, and the Six Nations.

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RFU concerned Women's 6N won't happen

England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) has expressed concerns over whether the organisers of the women's Six Nations can successfully stage the tournament amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wales' Jones confident he can be fit for 6N

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is confident he can shake off a knee problem in time for the start of their Six Nations campaign next month, Ospreys coach Toby Booth has said.

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Davidson to ref her first Challenge Cup match

Scotland's Hollie Davidson is set to take charge of her first men's professional match on Jan. 16 when she officiates Newcastle Falcons vs. Castre in the Challenge Cup.

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Brumbies skip Christmas to keep training

The Brumbies have proven their commitment to winning back-to-back Super Rugby AU titles with some players skipping Christmas with their families to ensure they didn't miss training.

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Western Force name new CEO

Former NZ rugby administrator Tony Lewis has been handed the job of turning the Western Force into a trans-Tasman powerhouse after being named as the franchise's new chief executive.

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COVID-19: Lions trip to South Africa in doubt

The British and Irish Lions will discuss this month whether to visit South Africa because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ntamack could miss 6N start with surgery

France fly-half Romain Ntamack could miss the start of the Six Nations after suffering a double jaw fracture that requires surgery.

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Marinos appointed new Rugby Australia CEO

Andy Marinos, the Zimbabwean-born former Wales international, has been appointed the new Rugby Australia chief executive, following Raelene Castle's resignation in April.