Rugby

Jul 2, 2020 Former South Africa player Chiliboy Ralepelle has been handed a career-ending eight-year ban for doping, some 18 months after testing positive for a banned substance, South Africa’s Institute for Drug-free Sport said on Wednesday. It is a second drugs ban for the 33-year-old hooker, who served a two-year suspension between 2014 and
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8:07 AM BST Leicester Tigers have confirmed England centre Manu Tuilagi has left the Gallagher Premiership club after opting not to sign a new contract on reduced terms in line with the league’s revised salary cap rules. Tuilagi is one of five players to have departed, alongside Kyle Eastmond, Telusa Veainu, Greg Batemen and Noel
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6:00 AM BST Former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter will make a return to his native Canterbury for his first rugby game in New Zealand since 2015 at the weekend, but will still wear the blue and white colours of their intense provincial rivals Auckland. The 38-year-old Carter, who spent his entire New Zealand professional
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4:00 PM BST England internationals Courtney Lawes and Lewis Ludlam have signed contract extensions at Northampton Saints, the club announced on Tuesday. Fellow England teammates Teimana Harrison, Piers Francis and George Furbank also extended their deals at the club, while Wales fly-half Dan Biggar and Scotland centre Rory Hutchinson also agreed new terms. This year’s
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12:50 PM BST New Zealand were awarded the men’s and women’s World Sevens Series titles on Tuesday after World Rugby cancelled the remainder of the season because of the coronavirus outbreak. Tournaments in London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong were cancelled on the men’s tour, while the women’s circuit lost rounds in the United States,
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6:02 AM BST ESPN staff Wallabies legend Matt Giteau has denied any reports he has signed with Los Angeles-based Major League Rugby team LA Giltinis. Speaking on the Tight Five podcast, Giteau dismissed reports from The Sydney Morning Herald that he was the latest high profile rugby player eyeing a move to the U.S. league.
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12:36 PM BST Leicester Tigers have signed back Harry Potter from Super Rugby side Melbourne Rebels, the club announced on Wednesday. Potter, who can play in the midfield and outside-back, was born in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia as a child. The 22-year-old signed his first professional contract with the Rebels last year
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Jun 21, 2020 The NSW Waratahs have confirmed they have released Kurtley Beale from his contract effective immediately after reports surfaced he had requested an early release on Sunday. It was announced in May the utility back would not be returning to the Sydney-based franchise in 2021 after he signed a contract in France with
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