Rugby

Apr 9, 2018 ESPN staff Dylan Hartley is a doubt for England’s summer tour to South Africa after Northampton Saints expressed their concerns over the England captain’s concussion symptoms. Hartley has not played since suffering from concussion in England’s Six Nations defeat to Ireland three weeks ago, missing the Saints last two matches in the
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Dean Richards insists he has not given his Newcastle players the hairdryer treatment in the build up to Friday night’s crucial clash with Sale at Kingston Park. The 27-13 loss to Worcester last weekend saw Newcastle drop out of the top four, a position they worked so hard to achieve and with games running out,
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Fergie McCormick, a hard-tackling fullback who played 16 Tests among 28 matches for the All Blacks between 1965 and 1971, has died aged 78. William Fergus McCormick, known as Fergie, had been suffering from throat cancer. McCormick made his All Blacks debut at the relatively late age of 26 after the fullback position had been
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2:31 PM BST ESPN staff Sale Sharks have expressed disappointment at the Rugby Football Union disciplinary judgement regarding Denny Solomona’s four-week ban for verbally abusing another player, but will not appeal the decision. The RFU last week found the England international guilty of verbally abusing Worcester fly-half Jamie Shillcock in Sale’s 58-25 over the Premiership
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Wales Rugby Union have announced they will trial “an alcohol free zone” and will have a 30 percent increase in disabled seating at the Principality Stadium when they host Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa during the 2018 autumn internationals. WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips acknowledged that after conducting extensive research with supporters over the
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The Brumbies finally showed that there’s still some life left in the team from the nation’s capital — especially with David Pocock on the pitch — as they look to close the gap on the conference-leading Rebels. Elsewhere, the Hurricanes escaped the jaws of the Sharks despite Beauden Barrett’s absence, and the Lions found their
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