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(Reuters) - Rugby Australia Chairman Hamish McLennan said they were open to hosting a "mini World Cup" during the Southern Hemisphere winter to keep the international calendar going amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japan Rugby Football Union said on Friday it will launch a three-tier professional league from January 2022 in a bid to raise the domestic game to a new level, though the changes fell short of the dramatic shake-up some had been calling for.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will temporarily suspend exemptions allowing foreign athletes to train in the country ahead of the Summer Olympics, Kyodo News reported, as it closes its borders to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases just six months before the Games.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A punishing test series that has exacted a heavy toll on both sides draws to a fitting climax in Brisbane where a humbled Australia will aim to crush an ailing Indian side at their Gabba fortress.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Spinner Nathan Lyon will be pinching himself when he dons the baggy green cap of Australia and joins the 100-test club for the fourth and final match against India at the Gabba on Friday.
PETALING JAYA: Independent shuttler Liew Daren (pic) is faced with a logistical nightmare but he will not let it affect his preparation for the first-round battle against Danish world No. 3 Anders Antonsen at the Yonex Thailand Open today.The 33-year-old has been informed by Malaysia Airlines (MAS) that his return flight to Kuala Lumpur on Jan 22 has been cancelled, leaving him to ponder on the next-best alternative to get home.
(Reuters) - European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is awaiting a decision from the French government on whether its clubs will be allowed to participate in the remaining Champions Cup and Challenge Cup fixtures this month, British media reported on Friday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Brisbane will go into three days of strict lockdown later on Friday as the government tries to contain a more contagious variant of COVID-19, raising more doubts about the Gabba hosting next week's fourth cricket test between Australia and India.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Scaling the world's second-highest peak, K2, in winter is one of the last great feats in mountaineering -- and despite what some see as a lack of experience, 28-year-old Pole Magdalena Gorzkowska wants to be the first to do it.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - KL Rahul's hopes of featuring in the test series against Australia were snuffed out on Tuesday when the India batsman was ruled out of the last two matches with a wrist injury.