Common sense goes out of the window with plans to stage Rugby Championship this year

It cannot have been an easy stance for an incoming coach to take. Both characteristics reflect well on his, but also the game’s cherished values. Sanzaar’s bosses need to show the same level of empathy – settle for a bunch of Bledisloes, allow the Argentines to focus on their families, and let South Africa do […]

USA Rugby announces steps towards World Cup bid, backed by MLR owners

MLR ended its third season after just five rounds, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and amid rumours of financial problems. The Colorado Raptors, a foundation team, have withdrawn. A project in Hawaii backed by a group of ex-All Blacks will not play in 2021 as planned. Missing a payment deadline, the Hawaii operation questioned the […]

Michael Cheika quits as Australia head coach after crashing out of Rugby World Cup

“I have no regrets making that call, but yes, I would love to stay on. I really feel attached to the team and it is an honour to have this role as the coach of Australia. I take it with a lot of pride and a lot of honour. But, like I said, I made […]

South Africa admits 2021 Lions rugby tour could be pushed back into autumn

“I’m conscious of what’s best for the game,” he said. “I know South Africa are desperate for it to go ahead but if it means we have to move some dates then we have to be flexible on that.”

Alex Pullin dead: Australian world champion snowboarder, 32, drowns off Gold Coast

Snow Australia said in a statement: “The Snow Australia community is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of triple Olympian, Alex Pullin, who today lost his life while spear fishing on the Gold Coast.

Pankaj Advani opens up about winning the World Billiards and Snooker Championships back-to-back in 2017

During the third episode, Advani delves into how he prepared mentally and physically for an achievement that had never been done before – winning the Billiards and Snooker Championships back-to-back at the world level and becoming the first cueist to hold both championships in the same calendar year.

Czech Grand Prix: Quartararo’s ‘bad feeling’ as championship leader reveals tyre trouble

There was another casualty on Friday as Pramac Racing rider Francesco Bagnaia broke the tibia in his right leg after crashing in morning practice, ruling him out of Sunday’s race and the following weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

Putin critical of Russia’s soccer team ahead of World Cup

Russia has won just one of its last 10 games and crashed out of this summer’s European Championship without winning a game. Despite all this, the team has been set a target of reaching the semifinals in 2018.

Rugby should look at 1987 World Cup and take another leap into unknown

New Zealand and Australia had pushed for a World Cup from the end of the 1970s but there was a sniffy lack of enthusiasm in the four home unions, none of which had set up a national club league. Apart from France, whose long delayed membership of the Board prompted it to set up a […]

Australia set to host 2020 Rugby Championship

A statement posted on the Pumas website said: “The results of the swabs showed the appearance of positive cases of Covid-19 in some members of the staff. Among them, the coaches Mario Ledesma, Nicolas Fernandez Miranda and Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe.