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Ireland take on England during the 2019 Guinness Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Six Nations are considering putting back the start of next year’s tournament because of the financial consequences of playing matches either behin(...)

Leeds United in action against  Liverpool at Anfield on September 12th. ‘The prime minister seems to think that we’re all okay if the Premier League is still happening.’ Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

After a kick in the teeth, a kiss of life? Sports bodies in the UK were left blindsided and woozy by the announcement on Tuesday that the return of cr(...)

English RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney has thanked the players following an accepted 25 per cent pay reduction. File photograph: Getty Images

England’s men’s international players have accepted a 25 per wage reduction for the 2020/21 season, the English Rugby Football Union has confirmed. T(...)

Ireland are set to play England at Twickenham at the end of November after home games against Wales and Fiji in a one-off autumn tournament. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland have been drawn in a group containing Wales, England and Fiji in a new, one-off eight-team tournament to be held over four consecutive weeks f(...)

Eddie Jones has admitted he cannot predict the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on his England set-up. File photograph: PA

England coach Eddie Jones says he did not hesitate to agree to having his temporary 25 per cent pay cut made permanent as the English Rugby Football U(...)

The English RFU have announced they are to make 139 redundancies. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Rugby Football Union has announced it will make 139 positions redundant as part of cost-cutting measures to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. R(...)

England line up ahead of their clash with the All Blacks at Twickenham in November 2018. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty

The English Rugby Football Union is conducting a review into the use of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by England supporters, admitting that many of them ar(...)

With the current 2m social distancing rule the Aviva Stadium would hold only 8,200 fans. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As long as the Government maintain the two-metre ruling on social distancing it will not make any financial sense for the IRFU, the provinces or the g(...)

Eddie Jones didn’t hold back when asked about the All Blacks’ production line. Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie returns to NZ TV Our funniest jokes tend to be the harshest because they illuminate uncomfortable truths. The coronavirus, which apparently di(...)

 Twickenham Stadium: under the current guidelines, the stadium would lose  €13.4 million) during the November international window. Photograph:    Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The England rugby union plans to lobby the UK government to reduce physical distancing from two to one metre, which would dramatically increase the nu(...)

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