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.
Three Tests in 11 days: Wallabies' confirm French series
The Wallabies and France will meet in three Tests in the space of just 11 days in July, with the teams playing two midweek Tests.
Wallabies to play France three times in 11 days
The Wallabies' July Test series now appears certain to proceed, albeit with a change of schedule that will see the two teams play three matches inside 11 days.
England Rugby join social media boycott
England Rugby, Scottish Rugby, and Wales Rugby said on Thursday they would join football and other sports' social media blackout this weekend in a show of solidarity against online abuse.
Scotland duo out of Six Nations finale in France
Scotland's Jonny Gray and Sean Maitland will miss the trip to the Stade de France for the Six Nations finale on Friday.
6N: France leave it late to stop Wales Grand Slam
France denied Wales a second Six Nations Grand Slam in three years when Brice Dulin scored a stoppage-time try to give them a 32-30 home victory on Saturday.
ESPN Rugby Pick'em Predictions: Wales on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam
As the final round of the 2021 Six Nations approaches, Wayne Pivac's Wales side are on the verge of history as they chase the Grand Slam. Tom Hamilton previews what's at stake in this weekend's games.
England find another gear to halt France's Grand Slam charge in wondrous game of rugby
England left it late to secure victory against France in what was the game of the tournament. Tom Hamilton explores what this means for England going forward.
6N: England snatch late win against France
A late Maro Itoje try secured England a 23-20 victory over France in a Six Nations game full of high-speed, enterprising rugby at Twickenham on Saturday to leave the championship wide open.
ESPN Rugby Pick'em: England to edge past France
Tom Hamilton is back to help you out with your ESPN Pick'em choices as the Six Nations return this weekend.
France's Vakatawa returns to start vs. England
Virimi Vakatawa is back in the starting line-up as France gear up for their Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
Malins replaces Daly for England-France clash
Max Malins will make his first start for England when they welcome Six Nations favourites France to Twickenham on Saturday.
Gov. threatens to withdraw France from 6N
Sports minister Roxana Maracineanu threatened to withdraw the French team's authorisation to play in the Six Nations if the rugby federation (FFR) does not properly investigate the origin of a COVID-19 outbreak within the squad.
ESPN Rugby Pick'em: England to stop Wales' winning run
There are just two Six Nations games this weekend due to COVID-19 but ESPN's Pick 'em goes ahead regardless and Tom Hamilton has your top picks for Round 3.
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.
COVID-19: France vs. Scotland to go ahead
France's Six Nations match against Scotland in Paris will go ahead on Sunday as planned after the hosts reported no further positive COVID-19 tests for a second consecutive day, organisers said on Wednesday.
France await 6N decision with 10 COVID cases
France's Six Nations game against Scotland this weekend hangs in wait following 10 positive coronavirus tests among players and staff, a decision is expected on Wednesday.
COVID: Dupont, four others out of Scotland clash
France's star scrum-half Antoine Dupont and four other first-team players who tested positive for COVID-19 are out of the squad for next Sunday's Six Nations match against Scotland.
France to name new squad after positive tests
French players Antoine Dupont, Gabin Villiere and Mohamed Haouas have all returned positive COVID-19 tests ahead of their Six Nations clash against Scotland.
France to return home, isolate after positive tests
The FFR announced that forwards coach William Servat had returned a positive COVID-19 test, a day after head coach Fabien Galthie also tested positive.
France march on with rare 6N win in Dublin
France's bid to end a more than decade-long Six Nations title drought picked up further steam with a scrappy 15-13 victory over injury-hit Ireland on Sunday.
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