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RA chief executive Castle set to be axed: reports

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rugby Australia's chief executive Raelene Castle could be sacked in a matter of days, local media reported on Saturday, as the embattled governing body struggles to deal with a financial crisis compounded by the coronavirus shutdown.


Waratahs admit to 'mixed emotions' after third Super W title

SYDNEY (Reuters) - New South Wales Waratahs coach Campbell Aitken admitted there were mixed emotions for his team after they secured their third straight Super W title by declaration because of the coronavirus outbreak.


Australia says true coronavirus infections could be as high as 10 million cases

SYDNEY (Reuters) - As many as 10 million people globally may have been infected by the new coronavirus, Australia's chief medical officer said on Friday, with the under-reporting due to a lack of testing in some countries for the highly contagious respiratory disease.


Australia PM Morrison announces $973 million package for childcare sector

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday said the country's childcare sector will get A$1.6 billion (784.62 million pounds) over the next three months from taxpayer subsidies in a package that would make childcare in the country free.


Potential bidders for 2027 Asian Cup get more time

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Nations considering bids to host the 2027 Asian Cup have been given an extra three months to lodge expressions of interest due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Thursday.