Rugby

2:40 PM GMT England have suffered another Six Nations injury blow with Courtney Lawes ruled out for the rest of the championship. The forward wasn’t due to feature for Eddie Jones’ side against Wales this weekend and sustained a pectoral injury in England training on Wednesday which has ruled him out for the rest of
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12:55 PM GMT The 2023 Rugby World Cup will kick off with a mouth-watering Pool A clash between hosts France and three-time champions New Zealand, organisers said on Friday. England will start their Pool D campaign against Argentina on Sept. 9 in Marseille, where world champions South Africa will take on Scotland the day after
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2:22 AM GMT Auckland’s City Kickboxing is resisting a request from the UFC to remove the silver fern logo from its fighters’ uniforms, including middleweight champion Israel Adesanya who next weekend also fights for the light heavyweight title against Jan Blachowicz. ESPN understands the UFC was contacted by someone at New Zealand Rugby [NZR] over
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3:45 PM GMT Italy coach Franco Smith has named an unchanged side for the visit of Ireland in Saturday’s Six Nations match. Young half-back pair Stephen Varney, 19, and Paolo Garbisi, 20, are again entrusted by Smith, with Juan Ignacio Brex earning his third cap at centre alongside Carlo Canna, who will reach a half
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12:55 PM GMT Wales coach Wayne Pivac has opted for midfield muscle and selected Jonathan Davies to play at inside centre alongside George North in the Six Nations clash with England at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. Davies will make his first appearance of 2021 after being recalled to the side, while North, 28, is
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5:23 AM GMT Rugby Australia [RA] remains confident of striking a deal to screen Super Rugby AU into the United Kingdom and Ireland, after New Zealand Rugby confirmed Super Rugby Aotearoa would be shown into those markets via RugbyPass. Despite describing the response to Super Rugby AU’s opening weekend of action across the Nine Network
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1:39 PM GMT France’s Six Nations match against Scotland in Paris will go ahead on Sunday as planned after the hosts reported no further positive COVID-19 tests for a second consecutive day, organisers said on Wednesday. “Further to a meeting of the Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) this morning to review the latest test
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11:06 AM GMT Five more players from France’s Six Nations squad — including captain Charles Ollivon — have tested positive for COVID-19, the French rugby federation (FFR) said on Monday, bringing the number of infected players to 10. Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Romain Taofifenua, Brice Dulin and Ollivon were the players who returned positive tests
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8:22 PM GMT Associated Press France’s star scrum-half Antoine Dupont and four other first-team players who tested positive for COVID-19 are out of the squad for next Sunday’s Six Nations match against Scotland. The French rugby federation (FFR) said on Sunday that further tests carried out on Saturday showed that prop Julien Marchand and center
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