Lions tour cities rearranged, no fans at games
The 2021 British & Irish Lions schedule has been revised to keep matches either in Johannesburg or Cape Town, with organisers admitting the new-look fixture list has been put together on the basis matches "will take place behind closed doors."
Marler: Lions must take psychiatrist on SA tour
England prop Joe Marler has urged the British & Irish Lions to bring a clinical psychiatrist with them when they tour South Africa later this year.
South Africa to face Georgia ahead of Lions
South Africa will play their first test matches since lifting the World Cup in November 2019 when they host Georgia for two tests in July as a warm-up for the British & Irish Lions series.
Scotland adds Japan for November tests
Scotland will host Japan in the final match of the autumn series at Murrayfield in November, Scottish Rugby said on Thursday.
England to face USA, Canada in front of 10k fans
England will play tests against the United States and Canada in July in front of at least 10,000 spectators at Twickenham Stadium, the Rugby Football Union said on Monday.
British & Irish Lions squad strength reinforced by big-name absentees
Warren Gatland has picked a pretty mean 37-man squad for the British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa. Tom Hamilton argues the strength of the squad is judged by the top-level players who failed to make the cut.
Jones to captain Lions; Sexton out of SA tour
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will lead the 2021 British & Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa this summer with England's Kyle Sinckler and Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton missing out on the 37-man squad.
Marinos stakes claim for Aussie Rugby Champ hub
Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos has thrown Australia's hat in the ring to host the Rugby Championship hub in 2021 following the success of last year's Tri-Nations series between Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.
France vs. New Zealand to open 2023 World Cup
The 2023 Rugby World Cup will kick off with a mouth-watering Pool A clash between hosts France and three-time champions New Zealand, organisers said on Friday.
UAR chief Rodriguez appointed SANZAAR chairman, Morris CEO
Argentina Rugby Union (UAR) President Marcelo Rodriguez has been appointed SANZAAR chairman for the next 12 months to replace Brent Impey, the southern hemisphere body said on Friday following its first Executive Committee meeting of 2021.
History, scandal and 'no pesos': Argentina won't forget Tri Nations anytime soon
Argentina did the rugby world a favour by committing to the Tri Nations in Australia despite a mountain of hurdles. They then went on to write rugby history and, unfortunately, some scandal on a tour that was both wonderfully and unfortunately remarkable.
Force add three more Pumas for 2021 Aussie season
Western Force have added three further Argentina players for next year's Super Rugby AU and trans-Tasman competitions.
SANZAAR open to hub for Rugby Championship
SANZAAR say they are open to hosting the Rugby Championship in a centralised location again after this year's edition was reduced to three teams and played entirely in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ledesma hails spirit of resilient Pumas
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma detailed the "sleepless nights" and endless adversity the Pumas had to overcome to complete an extraordinary Tri Nations campaign with another spirited draw with the Wallabies.
A drawn-out 2020: Wallabies fumble their way to predictable finale
A fumbling and bumbling Wallabies were fortunate to come away with a 16-all draw against Argentina in Sydney on Saturday and the resulting 1-2-3 record for 2020 poses more questions than it does answers -- Sam Bruce writes.
Argentina backflip to restore Matera as Pumas captain
Pablo Matera will be restored to the Pumas captaincy despite his previous racist social media posts, with the Argentina Rugby Union set to reverse its original decision.
Cheika keen for round two as Wallabies coach
Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hasn't given up hope of one day returning to the role, despite a lack of success across his closing years in charge and an ugly fallout with Rugby Australia.
O'Connor returns to pilot Wallabies against Pumas
James O'Connor has been rushed straight back into the Wallabies side for Saturday night's closing Test against Argentina, while stopgap solution Reece Hodge has been retained elsewhere in the backline.
Jones: Rugby mirrors society with racism issues
Rugby has improved its position on racism but the sport is a reflection of society and there is still work to do according to England coach Eddie Jones.
Backlash grows over Pumas' Maradona tribute
The fallout over the Argentina rugby team's much-criticised tribute to Diego Maradona extended further on Tuesday, with some Argentines saying they will boycott the side because of what they consider an inadequate homage to the late football icon.
Pumas captain Matera suspended over racist posts
Argentina's Pablo Matera has been stripped of the Pumas' captaincy and suspended along with team mates Guido Petti and Santiago Socino for posting racist comments on social media, the Argentine Rugby Union said on Tuesday.
O'Connor fit to return for Wallabies' 2020 finale
James O'Connor has declared himself fit to put on the Australia No. 10 shirt again in the last match of the Tri Nations against Argentina at the weekend after missing the rest of the tournament with knee and foot injuries.
Tri Nations out of reach, Wallabies target quality in 2020 finale
The Wallabies concede they face a tall order beating the Pumas by 101 points to steal the Tri Nations trophy from New Zealand, but a far more attainable goal is their best performance of 2020 and just a second victory.
All Blacks pay tribute to Maradona before facing Argentina
New Zealand Captain Sam Cane gifts Argentina an All Blacks jersey with 'Maradona 10' on the back.
All Blacks all but secure Tri-Nations trophy
The All Blacks have all but secured the Tri Nations title following a 38-0 bonus-point victory over Argentina in Newcastle.
Foster questions World Rugby's 'niggle' strategy
The All Blacks know they must be more disciplined if they're to overturn their shock loss to the Pumas this Saturday, but coach Ian Foster has also taken umbrage at how World Rugby is treating niggle and retaliation.
Johns schools Wallabies as Cleary drops by Pumas
The Wallabies and Pumas have sought advice from some of rugby league's best, utilizing the services of NRL great Andrew Johns and current NSW Origin star Nathan Cleary respectively on Thursday.
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