Ford back at fly-half for England against Wales
George Ford will start at fly-half for England against Wales in Llanelli on Saturday, with captain Owen Farrell joining Henry Slade in the centre.
Under-pressure Pivac hands Williams rare Wales start
Wales handed a rare start to scrum-half Lloyd Williams and kept flanker James Botham in their lineup as they named their team to face England in the Autumn Nations Cup in Llanelli on Saturday.
France make 13 changes for Italy clash
France coach Fabien Galthie has named five debutants in a much-changed XV for their Autumn Nations Cup clash with Italy on Saturday.
Ireland fly-half Burns earns first start vs. Georgia
Fly-half Billy Burns has been handed a first start for Ireland as they take on Georgia in their final Autumn Nations Cup Group A clash in Dublin on Sunday, while uncapped centre Shane Daly has been included on the bench.
'He loved the Pumas; he'll be watching': Ledesma
The Pumas will be heavy hearted as they enter their must-win clash with the All Blacks following the death of Argentine football star Diego Maradona, but coach Mario Ledesma says Maradona will be watching from above.
COVID-19 hits again, SA rugby players warned
South African rugby players and officials have been cautioned to practise strict COVID-compliance measures to minimise the risk of infection, after a third Super Rugby Unlocked fixture was cancelled.
Springboks commited to Rugby Championship until 2030
The South African Rugby Union has reaffirmed its commitment to the Rugby Championship for the next decade, tournament organisers SANZAAR said on Wednesday.
South Africa withdraw from Championship
The world champion Springboks have officially withdrawn from the Rugby Championship, leaving just Australia, New Zealand and Argentina to challenge for the 2020 title.
Boks: 48 hours to confirm Rugby Championship
The Springboks are scheduled to play their first Rugby Championship Test against Argentina on Nov. 7, hence time is running out to get the players into Australia and through quarantine.
Springboks' Rugby Championship ultimatum
SANZAAR has given the world champion Springboks a 48-hour deadline to resolve their internal issues and confirm their participation in the Rugby Championship.
World Cup 2023 draw to use 2019 rankings
The draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will take place in Paris on Dec. 14 using seedings based on the world rankings taken after last year's tournament, organisers said on Friday.
NZ deny agreeing to late finish of Rugby Championship
New Zealand Rugby doubled down on Thursday on their insistence they had not agreed to the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship extending into six weeks and leaving the All Blacks stuck in quarantine over the Christmas break.
Kolisi to captain in Springbok Showdown
Siya Kolisi will captain a team in the Springbok Showdown, 10 months after leading South Africa to glory in the Rugby World Cup final.
Springbok Showdown squads named in unique live pick
Springboks, Blitzboks and Junior Boks players have been named in two 25-man squads for the Springbok Showdown to be played at Newlands in Cape Town on Oct. 3.
SA Rugby discussing more teams in PRO14
Andy Marinos, chief executive of SANZAAR, the organisers of Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship, denies the provincial championship "will never look the same again" if more South African teams join the PRO14.
NZ Rugby 'hasn't agreed' to Rugby Champ schedule
New Zealand Rugby has expressed its "disappointment" at the Rugby Championship schedule released on Thursday morning, confirming it had not agreed to the fixture list approved by SANZAAR.
South Africa's Southern Kings placed into liquidation
Southern Kings have debts of R55 million ($3.37 million) and no chance of generating any income this year.
De Jager adds to Springboks' injury woes
South Africa second-row Lood de Jager has been ruled out for up to six months with a recurrence of the shoulder injury that forced him out of last year's Rugby World Cup final.
Springbok Showdown to kickstart South Africa's season
South Africa's domestic rugby season will finally kick into full gear when a seven-team competition starts on Oct. 10, ending a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boks star Pollard out of Rugby Championship
South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard faces "several months" on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligaments while playing for French Top14 side Montpellier on Friday.
Australia to host Rugby Championship amid COVID-19 scramble
Rugby Australia has pulled off a major coup in what has been a disastrous year for the code, securing the entire Rugby Championship which will be played across November and December this year.
Australia firming as Rugby Championship host
Speculation is mounting that Australia will host the Rugby Championship hub, rather than New Zealand, in what would prove a double-edged sword for the Wallabies and new coach Dave Rennie.
SANZAAR rubbishes Boks report, admits Super Rugby lost its way
SANZAAR has dismissed reports that South Africa are to join an eight-team competition in Europe later this year while chief executive Andy Marinos has also finally conceded Super Rugby's decline.
Southern Kings, Cheetahs to sit out entirety of 2020 PRO14
Port Elizabeth-based Kings have faced crippling financial woes in recent months after a failed takeover bid, leading South Africa Rugby to assume control in June.
Rugby Championship 2020: What we do, and don't, know
The Rugby Championship is the jewel in the southern hemisphere rugby season, but we remain no closer to learning whether the tournament will proceed after already being postponed due to the coronavirus. So where do things stand now?
Springboks Marx signs for Japan's Kubota Spears
South Africa's World Cup winning hooker Malcolm Marx has signed for Japanese Top League side the Kubota Spears.
Lions tour may be postponed - SA Rugby
Fears remain that COVID-19 may yet play a role in restricting international travel to South Africa, and also domestic travel within the country, and SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux says that will in all likelihood see the Lions tour moved to 2022.
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