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English rugby union suspended in response to virus

“The Rugby Football Union will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level, including club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review,” said an RFU statement. “The decision has been taken following (British) government …

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Coronavirus: French federation postpones all rugby union

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has cancelled all matches, gatherings and training sessions at every level of the sport amid the coronavirus outbreak. President Bernard Laporte said the FFR had called for a stop to all rugby union for an indefinite period as an “essential act of solidarity” with the rest of …

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Italy v England Six Nations match postponed due to coronavirus

The Six Nations encounter between Italy and England at Stadio Olimpico on March 14 has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. It was announced by the Italian government on Wednesday that any sporting events that were staged would be played behind closed doors until April 3. Six Nations organisers on Thursday …

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Six Nations 2020: England 24-12 Ireland

England put themselves firmly in the hunt for the Six Nations title and ended Ireland’s Grand Slam dream with a 24-12 victory at Twickenham. Coach Eddie Jones had thrown a curveball with his team selection, in particular the decision to deploy Jonathan Joseph on the wing, but few were left questioning his wisdom …

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Bulldogs captain Jackson extends stay

Canterbury Bulldogs captain Josh Jackson has re-signed with the NRL club for a further three years. Jackson, 28, has played 181 games for the Bulldogs since making his NRL debut for Canterbury in 2012. The former Australia and New South Wales representative extended his stay with the Bulldogs on Sunday. …

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