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Rugby in crisis as unions engage in 'unprecedented dialogue'

Rugby Apr 3, 2020

Rugby in crisis as unions engage in 'unprecedented dialogue'

USA Rugby has filed for bankruptcy. The Australians are facing a black hole of more than $70 million. English rugby leaders have drawn up worst-case scenarios of an even bigger financial hit. The coronavirus pandemic has left rugby on its knees over the last two ...

USA Rugby filing for bankruptcy amid coronavirus shutdown

Rugby Mar 31, 2020

USA Rugby filing for bankruptcy amid coronavirus shutdown

USA Rugby has decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because its financial woes have been exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown. In financial strife since 2018, USA Rugby's recent attempt to restructure was set back this month when it had to suspend all activities indefinitely ...

Rugby Mar 28, 2020

All Blacks coach Ian Foster takes pay cut, says players will follow

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster said he ill take a pay cut and players will follow suit as New Zealand Rugby cuts expenses while professional competitions are shuttered during the coronavirus outbreak. In a radio interview Saturday, Foster confirmed he and other coaches had ...

Top League cancels remainder of season

Rugby Mar 23, 2020

Top League cancels remainder of season

The Japan Rugby Top League said Monday it has canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league, which has been on hiatus since mid-February, said it scrapped plans to resume in April to protect players and fans, as ...

Uncertainty for Sunwolves, others as Super Rugby put on hold

Rugby Mar 16, 2020

Uncertainty for Sunwolves, others as Super Rugby put on hold

Japan's Sunwolves epitomize the uncertainty hanging over Super Rugby following governing body SANZAAR's decision to suspend the tournament "for the foreseeable future" because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Sunwolves, who have already been most hard-hit by the virus outbreak having moved home matches from Tokyo, ...