Rugby

1:46 PM BST South Africa’s Lions franchise have been forced to cancel their final fixture in the Rainbow Cup due to COVID-19 infections in their squad just three weeks before they host the British & Irish Lions in Johannesburg. The side were due to play the Stormers at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, but
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2:43 AM BST ESPN staff The United States has thrown its hat into the ring to host the Rugby World Cup, with USA Rugby clearing the first hurdle in an attempt to bring the game’s global showpiece to North America for either the 2027, 2029 or 2031 events. USA Rugby was on Thursday “formally accepted”
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12:27 PM BST Eddie Jones has included 21 uncapped players in his initial 34-man squad for Tests against the United States and Canada, giving them an opportunity to make their mark in the absence of a host of unavailable regulars. Jones will be without 12 players involved in the British & Irish Lions squad, while
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3:13 AM BST A Wallabies debut for ex-NRL star Suliasi Vunivalu will have to wait with the winger to miss the upcoming Tests against France with a hamstring injury. Vunivalu hobbled off the field in Queensland’s 31-24 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman loss to the Blues last weekend and Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says the injury is
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2:26 PM BST Ed Robinson and Alex Codling will join England coach Eddie Jones’ backroom staff for their summer series against the United States and Canada, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Monday. Jersey Reds assistant coach Robinson will return to the England staff after serving as skills coach during the recent Six Nations
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12:55 PM BST Kyle Sinckler has been added to the British & Irish Lions squad for the South Africa tour after tighthead prop Andrew Porter was ruled out with a toe injury, head coach Warren Gatland said. Ireland international Porter, 25, picked up the injury in Leinster’s PRO 14 Rainbow Cup loss to Glasgow Warriors
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2:06 PM BST South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is expecting the British & Irish Lions to play a fast tempo game and not try to arm-wrestle the world champion Springboks when the teams meet in a three-test series starting in late July. Erasmus coached the Boks to the World Cup title in Japan
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12:00 PM BST England will face Fiji on the opening day of the Rugby World Cup next year while defending champions and hosts New Zealand will face neighbours Australia at Auckland’s Eden Park, the sport’s global governing body said. The tournament, to be held in Auckland and Whangarei from Oct. 8-Nov. 12 in 2022, was
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7:31 PM BST Toulouse broke fellow French club La Rochelle’s resilience to claim a record-extending fifth Champions Cup title with a 22-17 victory after their opponents played more than half of the game with 14 men at Twickenham on Saturday. Juan Cruz Mallia, standing in at centre for the injured Zack Holmes, scored the decisive
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2:50 AM BST LONDON — Montpellier centre Johan Goosen finished off an excellent team try as the French side overcame a forward pounding to edge Leicester Tigers from England 18-17 in the European Challenge Cup final at Twickenham on Friday. Wet conditions ensured the final would be a forward-based tactical battle with the boot, but
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