Rugby

10:05 AM GMT England will return to Japan for a two-Test series against the Rugby World Cup hosts in 2020, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) confirmed Friday. Eddie Jones’ squad will take on Japan in Oita on July 4 and in Kobe on July 11. England reached the World Cup final but suffered a 32-12
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1:11 PM GMT The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has been fined £70,000 after comments made by its representatives about the effect of Typhoon Hagibis at the World Cup in Japan were found to have constituted misconduct and “brought the game into disrepute”. The SRU has also been forced to issue a “meaningful” written apology to
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6:03 PM GMT Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has said that if the decision to punish Premiership champions Saracens for breaching salary cap regulations was upheld, then their title triumphs in 2018 and 2019 were illegitimate. European and English champions Saracens were docked 35 points and fined £5.36 million by the Premiership Tuesday after being
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2:57 AM GMT Not content with Sonny Bill Williams, Toronto Wolfpack are set to lure more cross code stars to the newly promoted UK Super League outfit with NFL hopeful Valentine Holmes also reportedly in their sights. England rugby internationals Manu Tuilagi and Ben Te’o are believed to be next on the Wolfpack’s bold hit-list
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8:42 PM GMT South Africa fans give the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks a heroes welcome at O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s underprivileged children should “keep dreaming and keep believing”, Springboks captain Siya Kolisi said as he carried the Rugby World Cup trophy through thousands of fans on the
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11:16 AM GMT Saracens have been deducted 35 points and fined £5.3 million for salary cap breaches, Premiership Rugby announced on Tuesday. An independent disciplinary panel said Saracens failed to disclose player payments in each of the last three seasons. In the event that Saracens appeal the decision, the sanctions will be suspended pending the
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