Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Gregor Townsend offers support to Roy Laidlaw following Alzheimer’s diagnosis

The 67-year-old has decided to speak out in a bid to encourage others suffering from memory loss to seek help.

Wasps to take place in Premiership final after clearing latest coronavirus tests

Seven Wasps players and four backroom staff were diagnosed with Covid-19 ahead of further tests being undertaken on Tuesday.

Will Connors and Hugo Keenan set for Ireland debuts against Italy

Johnny Sexton is fit to lead the side at the Aviva Stadium.

Wales release Liam Williams for Scarlets action with one eye on Scotland clash

Wales have released Williams for Scarlets’ Friday night PRO14 trip to Benetton

Wasps given all-clear to play in Premiership final following coronavirus cases

Wasps’ place in the showpiece finale had been in doubt after 11 positive coronavirus tests.

James Ryan says Ireland are ‘well stocked’ to cope with Iain Henderson absence

Ulster captain Henderson was shown a red card against Ospreys on October 10.

Wasps’ Premiership final place in doubt after four more positive Covid-19 tests

A decision on their participation will come after the results of further tests.

Luke Gale predicts Leeds Rhinos’ cup victory will ignite new dynasty

The England scrum-half kicked a drop goal five minutes from the end to secure a thrilling 17-16 victory over Salford.Leeds captain Luke Gale believes the Rhinos’ Coral Challenge Cup triumph

Exeter lift Champions Cup with thrilling win over Racing 92

An eight-try contest finished 31-27 in the Chiefs’ favour.

Bristol secure first European trophy with Challenge Cup victory over Toulon

Harry Randall scored the opening try and only 15 seconds.

Exeter’s Rob Baxter hoping to cap ‘fantastic journey’ with Champions Cup win

Racing 92 will be the opponents as Chiefs prepare for their first European final.

Salford’s Dan Sarginson ruled out of Challenge Cup final due to coronavirus

The Red Devils are making their first Challenge Cup final appearance for 51 years without Sarginson or Jack Ormondroyd, who also contracted coronavirus.

Jack Nowell set to hand Exeter fitness boost

Exeter take on Racing 92 in the Champions Cup final on Saturday.

Salford skippers Lee Mossop and Mark Flanagan cleared to play in Challenge Cup

The duo were retested after their initial Covid-19 results proved inconclusive.

Bristol without Charles Piutau and Henry Purdy in European Challenge Cup final

Bristol face Toulon in this season’s European Challenge Cup final.

Rob Burrow turns down an invitation to attend Challenge Cup final at Wembley

Leeds and the RFL the hoped to involve Burrow in some capacity but he has decided to watch the action unfold from the comfort of his own home.

RFL announces five Super League clubs have returned positive Covid-19 tests

RFL announces five Super League clubs have returned positive Covid-19 tests. Castleford and Wigan both confirmed positive results for three of their

Hull agree to step in and face Leeds despite coronavirus problems of their own

Hull agreed to replace Castleford as Leeds’ opponents for Thursday night’s Betfred Super League.Castleford were due to be playing the Rhinos.

Leeds-Castleford clash in doubt due to coronavirus outbreak at Tigers

Castleford coach Daryl Powell says he has just 14 fit players.

Sale’s Premiership game against Worcester called off due to coronavirus cases

Sale’s rescheduled final-round Gallagher Premiership clash with Worcester has been cancelled, Premiership Rugby.

Wayne Pivac confident Gareth Anscombe can return from long-term knee injury

The fly-half has been sidelined since Wales’ World Cup warm-up game against England 14 months ago.

My girls keep asking when I will be ‘back to normal’ – Mose Masoe’s brave battle

Masoe is motivating himself by taking small steps as he bids to recover from a horror spinal injury

Sale happy to forfeit Worcester game if they return another positive test

Sale have named an almost unrecognisable squad for the fixture, which was rescheduled from Sunday after 16 Sharks players were among 19 members of club staff who tested positive for coronavirus.

Eddie Jones: England must find attacking ‘focal point’ in Manu Tuilagi’s absence

Sale powerhouse Tuilagi faces up to six months on the sidelines after tearing his Achilles tendon.

Eddie Jones names England training squad ahead of forthcoming fixtures

Saracens wing Ali Crossdale, Leicester prop Joe Heyes, Harlequins prop Simon Kerrod and Gloucester number eight Jack Clement make their debuts in a training group picked by Jones.

Harlequins give Chris Robshaw winning farewell with victory over Leicester

The former England captain was playing his 300th and final match for the club.

Saracens exit Premiership with a flourish as late fightback stuns Bath

The visitors collapsed having been 17-3 in front.

Leeds want Rob Burrow to lead Rhinos out at Wembley

Leeds beat Wigan on Saturday to reach the Coral Challenge Cup final.

Premiership Rugby launches ‘urgent review’ of fixtures after positive tests

League chiefs revealed the entire weekend programme is now under review following the outbreak

Uncertainty surrounds Sale v Worcester game after 16 positive Covid-19 tests

Any club is unable to field a competitive team because of coronavirus automatically forfeits the game 20-0.

How the Premiership play-off contenders look heading into season finale

Race for top-four finish is set to produce thrills and spills.

Sam Burgess steps down as Rabbitohs coach amid drug and violence allegations

Burgess’ lawyer, Mark O’Brien, has strongly denied all accusations contained in the lengthy article which ran in The Australian on Friday.

Investigation launched over claims against rugby league star Sam Burgess

Accusations about domestic violence and illegal drug use have been made against the 31-year-old in an Australian newspaper.

England star Manu Tuilagi facing six-month lay-off after Achilles injury

The centre suffered the injury against Northampton on Sunday.