Kevin Proctor of the Titans became the first player in the NRL’s history to be sent off for biting. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s National Rugby League faces allegations of biting and racial abuse, just a week after the league came under fire for breaches of Covid-19 (...)

The ACT Brumbies will host the Melbourne Rebels on July 4th on the opening weekend of Australia’s Super Rugby AU competition. File photograph: Getty Images

The ACT Brumbies have been given the green light for a crowd of up to 1,500 spectators at their Canberra Stadium when professional rugby union return(...)

 AFL games are currently being held with no spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: EPA

Australia will allow crowds of up to 10,000 at small stadiums to watch sport as part of plans to ease social distancing restrictions in July, the cou(...)

I flicked on some action from Australia’s National Rugby League to sample some fake crowd noise. Photograph: Getty Images

The Premier League announced during the week that they are partnering with EA Sports, makers of the Fifa video game series, to create the simulated cr(...)

English RFU chief Bill Sweeney says rugby league’s experience could not be ignored. Photograph: Getty Images

English RFU chief Bill Sweeney has pointed to the success of rugby league to show that union could work as a summer sport. Sweeney is a member of the(...)

Port Adelaide Power AFL player Travis Boak trains at his home in Adelaide, Australia. Athletes across the country are now training in isolation under strict policies in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Getty Images

Professional sports clubs in Australia’s southern state of Victoria will be able to resume training on Wednesday, removing a barrier to the restart of(...)

New Zealand Warriors rugby league team players arrive at the airport in Tamworth, New South Wales last Sunday. The squad will spend 14 days in quarantine  before competition restarts on May 28th. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images

In the space of a couple of months, rugby’s business model of the last 20 years has been destroyed. Burned in the all-consuming flames of the Covid-19(...)

Dublin fans on Hill 16 for the All-Ireland football final last year. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

At this stage the buzz words and phrases roll off the tongue. “Flatten the curve”, “stay the course”, “the R value” and so on. This is the language of(...)

The New Zealand Warriors of the National Rugby League arrive at Tamworth airport in Australia. Photograph: AP

Australia’s suspended National Rugby League has declared it is “full steam ahead” for its May 28th restart after players agreed to 20 per cent pay-cut(...)

Australia’s NRL commission chairman Peter V’Landys has compared the battle with Covid-19 to a boxing match. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) is determined to resume its 2020 season on May 28th despite misgivings by one of its broadcasters due to the c(...)

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