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Wallabies coach backs New Zealand call for early finish

Rugby Sep 27, 2020

Wallabies coach backs New Zealand call for early finish

Australia coach Dave Rennie sided with New Zealand Sunday over a scheduling row threatening to derail the Rugby Championship, but he held back from saying it would be resolved. The stumbling block is New Zealand's demand that the tournament, which also involves South Africa and ...

Nigel Owens to referee 100th test during Autumn Nations Cup

Rugby Sep 25, 2020

Nigel Owens to referee 100th test during Autumn Nations Cup

Nigel Owens will become the first referee to take charge of 100 rugby tests when he controls France vs. Italy in November during the Autumn Nations Cup. Owens is on 98 tests. The next one is also part of the one-off Nations Cup, England-Georgia on ...

Rugby Championship to be played as 6 doubleheaders

Rugby Sep 24, 2020

Rugby Championship to be played as 6 doubleheaders

The four-nation Rugby Championship will be played as six doubleheader matches over a six-week period starting in Brisbane on Nov. 7. Sanzaar, the governing body for the tournament which includes Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina, said the non-Australian teams would be required to ...

New Zealand government relaxes rules for Bledisloe Cup tests

Rugby Sep 15, 2020

New Zealand government relaxes rules for Bledisloe Cup tests

The New Zealand government has agreed to relax quarantine requirements to allow the All Blacks to play two Bledisloe Cup rugby tests at home against Australia next month. The decision follows the move by southern hemisphere rugby body SANZAAR to move the four-nation Rugby Championship ...

SANZAAR moves Rugby Championship from New Zealand to Australia

Rugby Sep 11, 2020

SANZAAR moves Rugby Championship from New Zealand to Australia

Australia is set to host the Rugby Championship in November and December after a late change of mind by governing body SANZAAR. The tournament had been expected to be staged in New Zealand between Nov. 7-Dec. 12 because of New Zealand’s success in containing the ...

Georgia replaces Japan in Europe's new Autumn Nations Cup

Rugby Sep 11, 2020

Georgia replaces Japan in Europe's new Autumn Nations Cup

Georgia will replace Japan in the new eight-team Autumn Nations Cup competition being held in Europe in November, with the format and fixtures confirmed by organizers on Thursday. After the original November internationals were cancelled because of travel restrictions impacting the Southern Hemisphere nations, an ...