24.9.2020 08:35 am
The New Zealand government is enforcing a strict two-week coronavirus quarantine period for all international arrivals, meaning that even if the All Black players flew home straight after the match they would face being isolated from their families at Christmas.
New Zealand Rugby on Thursday refused to rule out boycotting the end of this year's Rugby Championship in Australia after organisers unveiled a schedule that would leave the All Blacks stranded in quarantine at Christmas.
The NSW Waratahs kept their Super Rugby AU hopes alive in a tense nine-try thriller Saturday, edging the Melbourne Rebels 38-32 to send the season to the wire.
Amy Perrett made history Friday by becoming the first woman to referee a men’s Super Rugby game, a move she hopes will open the door to other women.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is relishing the chance to play under former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and alongside Kieran Read after inking a short-term deal with Japan’s Toyota Verblitz.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper will head overseas for the first half of next year, Rugby Australia said Wednesday, after reportedly signing a six month deal with Japanese Top League side Toyota Verblitz.
New Zealand’s coronavirus-delayed North v South Island rugby showdown will now take place in Wellington without spectators, after being delayed until September 5.
Bath hammered a Leicester Tigers without a host of first-team players 38-16 on Saturday to hold onto fifth place in the English Premiership in the 200th meeting between the clubs.
Fiji centre Remi Radradra scored his first Bristol Bears try since joining from Bordeaux-Begles over the summer in Friday’s 33-24 win at Gloucester in the English Premiership.
Italy veteran Alessandro Zanni played the final game of his career as Treviso lost 17-13 to Zebre on Friday in the first rugby match in the country after a six-month coronavirus shutdown.
Edinburgh’s Pro14 game with Glasgow Warriors on August 28 will be the first rugby match in the United Kingdom since March to welcome spectators after the Scottish Government gave the green light.
Queensland Reds fly-half James O’Connor became the first Super Rugby player to score 100 points for three different clubs Friday in helping his team thrash a shellshocked Western Force 57-5 in an eight-try rampage.
New Zealand’s much-anticipated North v South Island rugby match was delayed Friday after health authorities refused to let players travel from locked-down Auckland.
Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson revealed Friday that he wants to join next year’s British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa after being overlooked for the All Blacks job.
Warren Gatland was hailed as rugby union’s greatest ever coach just two months ago, but the New Zealander’s reputation has taken a battering after the Waikato Chiefs’ horror show in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
Wasps French loose-forward Thibaud Flament said on Tuesday he was not able to refuse the offer of joining Toulouse with the likes of ex-New Zealand double Rugby World Cup winner Jerome Kaino on their books.