Rugby

As Joe Simmonds chipped the ball through the swaying posts to seal Exeter Chiefs’ remarkable domestic double, it was just about the only part of the season that went to script. Exeter Chiefs have been the best team in the land since we began this campaign 372 days ago, and their Heineken Cup-Gallagher Premiership triumph
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Exeter Chiefs completed a momentous double when they beat Wasps 19-13 in a rain-lashed, arm-wrestle of a Premiership final in a near-empty Twickenham on Saturday, a week after winning the European Champions Cup. In appalling conditions of relentless rain and swirling wind, where the only noise in the 82,000-capacity ground came from the hyper-vocal squad
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Saturday’s Super Rugby Unlocked fixture between the Lions and Cheetahs at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been called off. The cancellation happened after two players from the Lions squad tested positive for COVID-19. “The decision was taken as part of prescribed precautions advised by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to limit
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Former Wallabies captain David Pocock has called time on his professional rugby career after 15 years. The 32-year-old, who retired from international rugby after 78 Tests following the World Cup last year, has elected not to see out the final year of his playing contract in Japan. Love Rugby? Australian users can personalise their ESPN
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England’s Six Nations warm-up match against the Barbarians on Sunday is in doubt after a number of the invitational side’s players breached COVID-19 protocols, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced on Thursday. Eddie Jones’ England team were due to face the Barbarians at Twickenham prior to their final Six Nations game against Italy on Oct.
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