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Elite sport must find a way to support itself, says minister Nigel Huddleston

How long can football clubs survive without the return of fans in the stadium?Elite sport will be expected to "look at ways in which it can support itself" through financial difficulties arising from the absence of fans, the UK...

Joy Neville: Former Ireland captain to be first female TMO for men’s Test

Joy Neville was an assistant referee in Saracens' European Champions Cup quarter-final win over Leinster earlier this monthJoy Neville will become the first female television match official for a top-level men's rugby union Test when Wales face Georgia on...

Premiership owners fear clubs will go bust after U-turn to allow fans back in...

Gallagher Premiership owners have said clubs could go bust and the professional game may cease to exist if the U.K. government does not provide financial aid after its U-turn on allowing fans at stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.British Prime...

Rob Kearney: ‘I have lived the dream’ – Full-back writes open letter after Leinster...

Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden lifted the Pro14 after defeating Ulster in September's finalRob Kearney has penned an emotional open letter after ending his time playing for Leinster and Ireland. The full-back won 95 Ireland caps and donned the...

Exeter Chiefs Women sign three Wales internationals

Ffion Lewis has won 13 caps for Wales and has also played for her country in sevens rugbyExeter's newly formed women's team have signed three Wales internationals prior to their inaugural Premier 15s season.Scrum-half Ffion Lewis, back Niamh Terry...

European Challenge Cup: Bristol v Bordeaux-Begles

Pat Lam's Bristol Bears side are bidding to reach their first European finalVenue: Ashton Gate Date: Friday, 25 September Kick-off: 19:45 BST Coverage: Listen live on BBC Radio BristolBristol Bears have made five changes for Friday's European Challenge Cup...

Jonathan Davies: Wales centre set for Scarlets return

Jonathan Davies has won 81 caps for for Wales and played six Tests for the British and Irish LionsWales centre Jonathan Davies will make his return for Scarlets in the pre-season friendly against Ospreys.Davies has been sidelined since November...

Rugby Championship: New Zealand oppose schedule that means Christmas in quarantine

The All Blacks are back in training for autumn and winter internationalsNew Zealand Rugby has criticised December's Rugby Championship schedule because it means players will be forced to spend Christmas in quarantine.The All Blacks play Australia in Sydney on...

Rugby Championship Trans-Tasman relations sink further into hostility

Trans-Tasman rugby relations have seemingly sunk even further in hostility with New Zealand Rugby (NZR accusing Rugby Australia (RA) of back-tracking on a deal to condense the Rugby Championship to five weeks.SANZAAR was in damage control on Thursday morning...

SA Rugby discussing more teams in PRO14

South Africa Rugby (SA Rugby) is in negotiations with Guinness PRO14 organisers to add additional teams to the European competition in the coming seasons, the latter confirmed on Wednesday.The Cheetahs and Southern Kings have competed in the competition since...

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