Rugby Union News
The 'World 12s' event, which is backed by a UK-based financial consortium and has yet to attain the backing of any federation, aims to pit the globe's top players against each other in a 12 v 12 format over 30-minute matches.
International and professional club rugby union, as well as the amateur game, were all suspended last year due to Covid-19
The decision puts a doubt over next weekend's scheduled third round of games and a meeting to discuss this year's Six Nations, set to start on 6 February
South Africa's top domestic teams have been out of action since the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition was suspended in mid-March.
World Rugby extends autumn international window to allow completion of Six Nations, other Test fixtures
With no major rugby since March and national unions in deepening debt, World Rugby has enlarged the window from 24 October to the second weekend of December.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Rugby Australia says 'good progress' in talks over possible pay cuts with players' association
Rugby Australia says it has made “good progress” in negotiations with players representatives over possible pay cuts, saying talks which began Sunday were “positive and robust.”
Coronavirus Outbreak: Rugby nations engaged in 'unprecedented amount of dialogue' as pandemic leaves sport in tatters
The coronavirus pandemic has left rugby on its knees over the last two weeks, with the prospect of more pain to come because of the uncertainty over whether leagues, lucrative tours and international competitions can resume or go ahead.
The former Netherlands striker and manager says football's world governing body could follow the lead of Rugby Union, in which only team captains are allowed to speak to referees.