New Zealand will become the first country to resume professional rugby union games next weekend as governments around the world move to ease lockdown measures to fight the novel coronavirus.
Six Nations organisers are working on contingency plans to hold a second tournament later in the year, The Rugby Paper has reported.
England coach Eddie Jones says agreeing to a pay cut during the coronavirus shutdown was an easy decision to make because safeguarding English rugby’s future is the priority.
As Australians embarked on the unprecedented novelty of a weekend without sport on Saturday, negotiations continued between professional leagues and players over wage cuts to ensure they survive the coronavirus shutdown.
Youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in and around East London in the Eastern Cape have been given a rare festive season treat, coaching by their Netball and Rugby heroes.