Rugby

Newcastle Falcons’ promotion back to the Gallagher Premiership has been confirmed with Saracens relegated to England’s second tier. The Falcons are at the top of the Championship, 18 points clear of second-placed Ealing, and following the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) decision to call off the rest of the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic,
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New Zealand Rugby has offered a grant of $[NZ]250,000 to each of the country’s five Super Rugby teams to help them get through the next three months while the game remains suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The intercontinental Super Rugby competition was shut down after round seven when the New Zealand government enforced two
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Rugby Australia [RA] stands to lose $[Aus]120 million should there be a total wipeout of the Super Rugby season and Wallabies’ domestic Test schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body on Tuesday announced that it would be standing down 75 percent of its staff from April 1 to June 30 in a bid
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Sport is currently navigating unchartered waters, as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on fixtures, training and global participation. Rugby’s Six Nations tournament was one of the first events to feel the strain, when it was announced that Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin would be postponed at the start of March. Some matches went ahead while others
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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced that they expect to make a £50 million loss over the next 18 months in part due to the coronavirus. The RFU have provided support for community clubs in England with a relief package worth £7m as domestic rugby continues to feel the negative financial impact caused by
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The European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) on Tuesday postponed the semifinal and final of this season’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic. Quarterfinal fixtures of both tournaments from April 3-5 were already postponed last week. The organisers have now added the finales of the competitions, which had both been due
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Gallagher Premiership organisers are determined to finish the season and could schedule multiple matches to be played behind closed doors at one venue, league chief executive Darren Childs has said. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 domestic rugby season last week, excluding the Gallagher Premiership, due to
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All Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) employees will take a 10% to 50% pay deferral to help the organisation save money, the rugby union announced on Friday. The deferrals will be based on an equitable sliding scale and will be effective from April. The IRFU did not give a finish date for the deferrals but
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England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced the end of the 2019-20 domestic rugby season, excluding the Gallagher Premiership, due to the coronavirus pandemic. RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said in a statement: “My thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU are with everyone impacted by COVID-19 as well as recent flooding
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