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Rugby Australia release Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas after pay dispute

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Izack Rodda played for Australia during the 2019 World Cup Rugby Australia and Queensland Rugby Union have released Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas after they refused Covid-19-related pay cuts. The trio were stood down by Queensland Reds on Monday for not accepting the interim pay deals. RA said......
BBC World

Sanzaar & Six Nations teams in talks to plan out global rugby union calendar

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Sale Sharks team-mates Tom Curry (left) and Faf de Klerk play for England and South Africa respectively The 10 top international teams are working to align the world calendar following the coronavirus disruption. The Sanzaar nations – South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina – are in talks with the......
BBC World

Coronavirus: World Rugby confirms global summer rugby tours are off

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There will be no Tests in July for World Cup holders South Africa and runners-up England World Rugby has confirmed that the summer’s tours have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. With many countries restricting people’s movements and some borders closed or under strict controls, the move is not......
ESPN

The extraordinary Ed Jackson, a quadriplegic ex-rugby player who scaled Mount Everest at home

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On a bright Thursday afternoon, Ed Jackson wears a thick brace on his left leg as he limps up the staircase of his parents’ home one step at a time. He propels himself up with his right leg, his left dragging behind him until he reaches the top. It’s three......
BBC USA

Premiership Rugby: Titles should be stripped for future salary breaches, says review

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2019 Premiership champions Saracens were docked 35 points and fined £5.3m for breaching the salary cap in each of the past three seasons Premiership clubs who breach the salary cap in future should be stripped of titles and face suspensions, according to a damning review of the rules. Other recommendations,......
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Agustin Pichot resigns from World Rugby Council role after election defeat

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Agustin Pichot won 71 caps for Argentina before retiring in 2009 Agustin Pichot has resigned from his role on the World Rugby Council after his defeat by Sir Bill Beaumont in the election for World Rugby chairman. Ex-England captain Beaumont was re-elected for another four years on 2 May after......
BBC World

Super Rugby: New Zealand teams to play domestic series from 13 June

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New Zealand and Blues back Beauden Barrett has been doing kicking practice in isolation New Zealand’s Super Rugby mini-series will begin on 13 June after the government confirmed it would lower its coronavirus alert level from Thursday. Lowering the level from three to two means professional sport can resume behind......
BBC USA

Super Rugby mini-series planned as New Zealand set for sport behind closed doors decision

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Partners Xavier Numia and Marcelle Parkes, both New Zealand rugby union internationals, training in isolation this week New Zealand Rugby has announced plans for a Super Rugby mini-series, with the country potentially lowering its Covid-19 alert level on Monday. The government has said professional sport would be able to resume......
BBC USA

Sir Bill Beaumont: Re-elected World Rugby chair puts legacy on the line

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Sir Bill Beaumont was re-elected World Rugby chairman on Saturday Sir Bill Beaumont’s re-election as the chairman of World Rugby has split opinion in the rugby union world. On the one hand, there is a faith in the former England captain’s steadiness and experience in turbulent times; on the other,......
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World Rugby election: Sir Bill Beaumont beats Agustin Pichot and is re-elected chairman

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Beaumont was first elected chairman of World Rugby in 2016 Former England captain Sir Bill Beaumont has been re-elected as the chairman of World Rugby for another four years. The 68-year-old defeated his former deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23. French Rugby president Bernard Laporte has......
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Leicester Tigers: ‘Time to shake up rugby scene’ – Ellis Genge on new union plans

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Ellis Genge has been capped eight times by England England’s Ellis Genge says it is time to “shake up the rugby scene” after confirming plans to set up a new union, designed to provide elite players with improved commercial and legal advice. He feels players were “poorly advised” over measures......

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