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Three Reds players break ranks, terminate Rugby Australia contracts

Rugby May 22, 2020

Three Reds players break ranks, terminate Rugby Australia contracts

International lock Izack Rodda and two other Queensland Reds players who were stood down for refusing to take a pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic have terminated their contracts with Rugby Australia. Anthony Picone, agent for all three, on Friday said the Reds had no ...

Australia's NRL on road to resuming season

Rugby May 21, 2020

Australia's NRL on road to resuming season

If there’s such a thing as clarity in this uncertain pandemic world, National Rugby League players and their fans in Australia received a bit more of it on Thursday. The NRL announced a revised 16-round schedule for the competition, which has been suspended since March ...

Sunwolves aiming to compete in Australia in July

Rugby May 18, 2020

Sunwolves aiming to compete in Australia in July

Japan's Sunwolves are aiming to participate in a tournament between Super Rugby teams in Australia that is scheduled to start in July. The Sunwolves' final season in Super Rugby was cut short in March, when the new coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of the competition ...

Rugby May 18, 2020

Super Rugby's Reds bench three for refusing pay cuts

Super Rugby side Queensland Reds have suspended Wallabies lock Izack Rodda and two other players for declining to accept pay cuts that were agreed to by the players' union amid a shutdown of the season due to the coronavirus outbreak. Rodda, fullback Isaac Lucas and ...

New Zealand players return to 'second preseason' on Monday

Rugby May 17, 2020

New Zealand players return to 'second preseason' on Monday

New Zealand's Super Rugby players will begin what coaches have deemed to be a "second preseason" on Monday as they return to training following a relaxation of health and travel restrictions imposed after the novel coronavirus pandemic. Southern hemisphere rugby's governing body SANZAAR postponed the ...

Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann to take over Red Hurricanes

Rugby May 15, 2020

Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann to take over Red Hurricanes

Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann is leaving the English Premiership club to join Japan Top League side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes, it was announced on Friday. The 49-year-old South African has spent three years with Gloucester, taking them to the final of the European Challenge Cup ...