Ireland to play Six Nations home games with full crowds after restrictions eased

Ireland have become the latest Six Nations team to confirm their matches will be played in front of capacity crowds following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. A limit of 5,000 spectators for outdoor events will be scrapped from Saturday, paving the way for a full house at Dublin's 52,000-seater Aviva Stadium. Whilst Prime Minister Boris Johnson had opted not to limit capacities at sporting events in England – Ireland, Wales, and Scotland had all imposed crowd restrictions in December and […]

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More late drama for Harlequins who come from behind to beat Castres

Harlequins 36-33 Castres: More late drama as Quins come from behind to win TEN-TRY THRILLER in the European Champions Cup thanks to sensational Alex Dombrandt hat-trick Harlequins trailed 13-0 but produced a stunning comeback to emerge victorious England No 8 Alex Dombrandt completed a hat-trick in the 83rd minute  Quins were already assured of their place in the Champions Cup knockout stage  They will discover their last 16 opponent after this weekend’s round of matches Yet more chaos to end […]

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Bryn Hargreaves’ family appeal for help finding missing former rugby league star

The family of a former rugby league star who has been missing from his home have appealed for help in finding him. Bryn Hargreaves, 36, who played for Wigan Warriors, St Helens and Bradford Bulls, has been living in the US for the past 10 years. He had been in regular touch with his family but they have not heard from him since just after New Year. His younger brother David said: “We are desperate to find him. “He was […]

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Training mishap cruels young Tiger’s comeback from ACL surgery

Wests Tigers outside back Asu Kepaoa has suffered a major setback in his return from an ACL injury, tearing his pectoral muscle at training this week. The 21-year-old, who had been training in the centres over the preseason and was firming to start round one after impressing in his transition from the wing, is now expected to miss up to the first 12 rounds of the year. Kepaoa underwent surgery this week, with the specialists conceding that the best outcome […]

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Henry Slade set to be available for England’s France trip after getting Covid vaccine

Slade will be available for England’s Six Nations trip to France Henry Slade’s availability for England’s Six Nations away fixtures against Italy and France has been confirmed after Exeter revealed he is in contention to play in Montpellier on Sunday. Slade, a type 1 diabetic, stated in May that he would decline the Covid vaccine, questioning whether “you can trust it” and pointing to the extensive testing programme in place at Gallagher Premiership clubs. The 28-year-old later clarified those remarks […]

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Lions star Dan Biggar captains Wales at Six Nations in Alun Wyn Jones’ absence

Wales have a new skipper in their midst after Dan Biggar was selected to lead the team in Alun Wyn Jones' absence during the upcoming defence of their Six Nations title. Head coach Wayne Pivac was forced to change his captain after announcing his squad on Tuesday, including three uncapped players in contention to make their Test debuts. Wales begin their defence of the Six Nations crown against Ireland at Dublin's Aviva Stadium in the tournament's opening fixture on February […]

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Ex-Saracens ace settles £3m claim after fire extinguisher head blow ended career

Former Saracens prospect Matt Hankin has been awarded an undisclosed settlement after an ex-team-mate hit him on the head with a fire extinguisher, resulting in his eventual retirement. The former England under-20 sued prop Richard Barrington—who remains part of Mark McCall 's Sarries squad—after the club veteran 'tapped' him on the head during a team-bonding trip in Hungary's capital, Budapest, in September 2015. Despite the fact Hankin was wearing a metal helmet at the time, he struggled to make a […]

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Scotland v Japan rugby FREE live stream: Watch Autumn Nations Series online

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Scotland have something to prove this weekend, following their gruelling defeat against world champions South Africa last week. If you haven’t secured a ticket for the clash in Murrayfield, you won’t be able to tune-in via terrestrial TV. That’s because […]

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Scott’s legal team slams NRL for blocking Eels deal ahead of court date

Curtis Scott’s legal team has lashed out at the NRL for refusing to allow the former Canberra centre to sign a contract with Parramatta ahead of his upcoming court date. Scott will attend Sutherland Local Court on Wednesday after he was arrested last week and charged over domestic violence offences alleged to have occurred in 2018. Scott’s lawyer Sam Macedone claimed on Tuesday his client had been offered a career lifeline with the Eels, but that it had been blocked […]

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Geelong v Western Bulldogs AFLW clash in doubt

Saturday night’s AFLW game between Geelong and the Western Bulldogs at GMHBA Stadium is in doubt due to the number of Bulldogs players and staff isolating under state government and AFL COVID-19 protocols. The league was contemplating on Wednesday whether the game would go ahead, with each team needing 16 senior-listed players available to play under the AFL’s rules, with top-up players used to supplement the team. The Bulldogs’ Saturday night game is in doubt because a number of their […]

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