Kings lock De Wee joins English clubEaling Trailfinders have confirmed that they signed South African Bobby de Wee from the Southern Kings.Rugby 365 Shared .
More positive Covid-19 cases for French clubFrench rugby high-flyers La Rochelle will face a further period of isolation following the latest round of Covid-19 testing.Rugby 365 Shared .
The 'very quick turn of events' that revived Aiden McGeady's career at SunderlandMcGeady is back in the Sunderland team after a loan spell at Charlton Athletic last season.The 42 Shared .
England to pick from 28-man squads for Six NationsEngland will only be able to select squads of 28 players for this year's Six Nations after an agreement was reached due to Covid-19 concerns.Planet Rugby Shared .
Referee JP Doyle reacts to hilarious moment red card was dished out after bizarre celebrationReferee JP Doyle has reacted to that hilarious referee lifting incident in the PROD2 this past weekend, which comedically resulted in a red card.Rugbydump Shared .
JASON McATEERJason McAteer joins Ger to preview Sunday's top of the table tussle between Liverpool and Manchester United.Off The Ball Shared .
Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over LeinsterAaron Sexton scored two tries from fullback, while captain David McCann was superb for Ulster.The 42 Shared .
Red acting sus. #ShortsJamie Cudmore was caught acting sus as Canada took on France in the World Cup.World Rugby Shared .
UK records 55,761 new cases of COVID-19, 3.2 million people now vaccinatedBritain recorded 55,761 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, an increase on the 48,682 cases recorded the previous day, with the number of people receiving a first dose of the vaccination rising to 3.2 million, according to government data.Reuters Shared .
Jonny Wilkinson's iconic performance that ripped Ireland apart in 2002Back in 2002 Jonny Wilkinson demonstrated his world class skillset with a scintillating performance against Ireland in the Six Nations at Twickenham.Rugbydump Shared .
Saracens' England players ready for Six Nations despite lack of game-time, says Mark McCallSaracens' England contingent will be able to "hit the ground running" in the Six Nations despite a lack of game-time, says Sarries boss Mark McCall.BBC Sport Shared .
Friday Night RacingDarragh O'Keefe joins Ger and Johnny for this week's Friday Night Racing.Off The Ball Shared .
Will the Waratahs taste Super Rugby success in 2021?It's been a tough couple of years for the NSW Waratahs. The team performed poorly under coach Darryl Gibson, who left in 2019 after an underwhelming couple of years with the former All Black at the helm.The Roar Shared .
Boost for Ireland players as Connacht's Pro14 clash with Ospreys gets new dateIt was then rescheduled for 13 February, but competition organisers have today announced that the game has been moved to 24 January at the Sportsground.Â.The 42 Shared .
Pro14: Ospreys and Connacht set new league dateOspreys and Connacht bring forward their rearranged Pro14 match in Galway to 24 January.BBC Sport Shared .
3 months on from 'the worst day of my career,' what's changed for Man United and Solskjaer?After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.The 42 Shared .
Golf star Angel Cabrera arrested in Rio for extradition to ArgentinaOfficials in his homeland are said to have charged him with assault, theft, illegal intimidation and repeated disrespect to authorities.The 42 Shared .
Bernard Laporte offers encouraging Six Nations updateFrench Rugby Federation president and World Rugby vice-chairman Bernard Laporte gives positive news on the upcoming Six Nations Championship.Planet Rugby Shared .
Heineken Champions Cup rivals clash in TOP 14High-flying Heineken Champions Cup pool stage rivals clash this weekend in France as ASM Saturday, with 2020.European Professional Club Rugby Shared .
Pro14: Scarlets and Cardiff Blues derby brought forwardScarlets and Cardiff Blues will face each other for the second time in a fortnight by bringing forward their Pro14 match to 22 January.BBC Sport Shared .
Incredible Commitment and Athleticism from Simmonds!See extended highlights of one our favourite passages of play this week as Sam Simmonds shows his amazing speed to prevent a stunning Bristol Bears try for the impressive Harry Randall.Premiership Rugby Shared .
Bernard Laporte says Six Nations will take placeFRF president says Covid-19 testing will be expanded for tournament to go ahead.The Irish Times Shared .
Sale Sharks announce appointment of former captain and England international Alex Sanderson to replace Steve Diamond as director of rugby after SaraceSale Sharks announce appointment of former captain and England international Alex Sanderson to replace Steve Diamond as director of rugby after Saracens agree to release him from his contract.Mail Online Shared .
All-Star defender Barrett becomes latest long-serving Mayo stalwart to retireWhile others had been confined to bench roles in recent times, 33-year-old Barrett was a defensive mainstay right up to the close of the 2020 season where his final appearance of 85 â and his 47th championship outing â came in Decemberâs All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin.The 42 Shared .
Sean O'Brien hails Iain Henderson's importance to IrelandThe former Leinster flanker has played with Henderson plenty of times for Ireland and toured with the Ulsterman in 2017 with the British and Irish Lions.Pundit Arena Shared .
Britain must prove to be successful for any EU return, says ex-PM BlairBritain will have to prove itself to be a successful nation after Brexit if it ever wants to return to the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Friday, calling for strong leadership to make the country's voice heard.Reuters Shared .
Scottish court upholds Libyan Lockerbie bomber's convictionA Scottish court rejected on Friday an appeal to overturn the conviction of a now-deceased Libyan man found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing which killed 270 people.Reuters Shared .
One England international named in Saracens squadSaracens have named their team to face Ealing in their opening game of the Trailfinders Challenge Cup, with Billy Vunipola in the line-up.Planet Rugby Shared .
Interview: The future of SA SchoolsIn an exclusive interview with seasoned rugby writer Wim van der Berg, SA Schools Rugby Union.Rugby 365 Shared .
Kings Cross Steelers a "We have been an exemplar for the changes in society"Kings Cross Steelers - founding chairman Robert Hayward reflects on the Steelers' vast influence ahead of a new film about the world's first gay rugby club.Rugby World Shared .
Liverpool vs Man UnitedGer Gilroy and Enda Coll look ahead to all the #PremierLeague fixtures coming up this weekend.Off The Ball Shared .
Minor tweaks needed to retain crown says WhiteWallabies scrumhalf Nic White believes the Brumbies only need to make minor tweaks to challenge for back-to-back Super RugbyAU crowns.Rugby 365 Shared .
Wayne Rooney retires from football after being named permanent Derby bossRooney stepped up to the plate in the wake of Phillip Cocuâs departure in late 2020, and was supported by former Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, Liam Rosenior and Justin Walker.The 42 Shared .
UK estimated range for R number narrows, still above oneThe estimated range of the UK COVID-19 reproduction "R" number narrowed to 1.2-1.3, the department of health said on Friday, similar to the range of 1.0-1.4 reported last week.Reuters Shared .
Rooney ends playing career to become Derby managerFormer Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, regarded as one of the best English players of his generation, has called time on his illustrious playing career after being named on Friday as manager of second-tier side Derby County.Reuters Shared .
Jonny Wilkinson is the inspiration behind the British NFL star looking to shock Patrick Mahomes' Kansas City CCleveland Browns punter Jamie Gillan has a mammoth task of trying to defeat mega-star quarter-back Patrick Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.The Sun Shared .
Simon Zebo on Israel Folau: "I just have no time for him whatsoever"Racing 92 back Simon Zebo hasn't taken kindly to speculation linking Israel Folau with a move to the Top 14 for next season.Pundit Arena Shared .
Ashton's last-second try earns dramatic draw in 2017Heineken Champions Cup leading try-scorer Chris Ashton scored a dramatic late try for European champions Saracens to earn a draw against Scarlets in their.European Professional Club Rugby Shared .
Brighton receive O'Hora bid as Irish youngster impresses out on loanThe former Bohemians player made a temporary move to League One side MK Dons in August.The 42 Shared .
Sale Sharks appoint Alex Sanderson as director of rugby after trophy-laden Saracens spellSALE SHARKS have lured Alex Sanderson back to the club after a star-studded coaching career at Saracens.The Sun Shared .
Japan to launch 'the world's best' new three-tier leagueThe Japan Rugby Football Union will launch a three-tier professional league from January 2022 in a bid to raise the domestic game to a new level.Rugby 365 Shared .
Leone Nakarawa returns to Glasgow 23 for derby clashThree players are set to make their club debuts this weekend, while Leone Nakarawa returns, as Glasgow Warriors face Edinburgh in the 1872 Cup.Planet Rugby Shared .
Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La RochelleThe clubâs training centre was first closed after registering 15 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.The 42 Shared .
'My life was changed by homeless kids in Calcutta': Forced to retire from rugby at just 27 following a long-term hip injury, Jordan Turner-Hall has be'My life was changed by homeless kids in Calcutta': Forced to retire from rugby at just 27 following a long-term hip injury, Jordan Turner-Hall has been given a new outlook on life.Mail Online Shared .
British travel ban is "absurd", Portuguese foreign minister saysBritain's decision to suspend flights from Portugal because of concerns about a new coronavirus strain in Brazil is "absurd", Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said.Reuters Shared .
Travel ban over Brazilian variant precautionary, UK transport minister saysA Brazilian variant of the coronavirus is significant enough to justify stopping flights from South America as a precaution, British transport minister Grant Shapps said on Friday.Reuters Shared .
Crappy QuizCrappy Quiz is back for its first 2021 outing - it's Ger Gilroy vs Adrian Barry vs Tommy Rooney.Off The Ball Shared .
Chris Ashton hits out at Premiership Rugby and says: "We need game time and need to keep playing"CHRIS ASHTON hit out at Premiership Rugby for refusing to fill the two-week gap left by Europe being scrapped.The Sun Shared .
CONFIRMED: Sale Sharks reveal Diamond's replacementSale Sharks announced the appointment of former club captain Alex Sanderson as Director of Rugby.Rugby 365 Shared .
Sale Sharks: Alex Sanderson appointed director of rugbySale Sharks appoint former England flanker and Saracens forwards and defence coach Alex Sanderson as director of rugby.BBC Sport Shared .
Billy Vunipola set to start as Saracens kick off pre-season with Trailfinders Challenge CupBilly Vunipola will start for Saracens in their opening game of the pre-season Trailfinders Challenge Cup at Ealing on Saturday.Evening Standard Shared .
Sale Sharks confirm Steve Diamond replacementSale Sharks have announced the appointment of former club captain Alex Sanderson as Director of Rugby.Ruck Shared .
Saracens agree to release Alex Sanderson to become new Sale Sharks DoRSale Sharks formally announce appointment of former captain Sanderson as their director of rugby with immediate effect.The Rugby Paper Shared .
Alex Sanderson returns to Sale as director of rugbySale Sharks have appointed Alex Sanderson as their director of rugby to end the former England's flanker's long association with Saracens.Planet Rugby Shared .
Weekend BingoOTBAM is brought to you live every morning with Gillette - # you downloaded the brand new OTB SPORTS app?Off The Ball Shared .
Dominguez kicking masterclass in 2001 finalAs part of the celebrations of a quarter of a century of rugby in what is now the Heineken Champions Cup, EPCR and Official Partner Tissot continue to give you the chance to vote on the best drop goal since the competition began in 1995.European Professional Club Rugby Shared .
Video of the Week: An 1872 Cup classicIt's that time again for Planet Rugby's Video of the Week, bringing you standout footage you may like.Planet Rugby Shared .
Cash-strapped Australia want to host mini World CupCash-strapped Rugby Australia has thrown up the prospect of hosting a mini World Cup during July for the Southern Hemisphere rugby-starved fans.Rugby 365 Shared .
OTB AM01:05 - Kickoff - All-Star debate with Adrian and Eoin. 14:30 - Phil Egan with the latest sports news 25:00 - Alan Quinlan on rugby and Kyle Sinckler 47:00 - Sports Pages.Off The Ball Shared .
UK Supreme Court hands businesses victory in COVID-19 insurance rulingThe UK Supreme Court ruled on Friday that thousands of businesses should be insured for some losses amassed after a national lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic in a test case that pitched the markets regulator against major insurers.Reuters Shared .
Roux: Proposed broadcast format will ruin SA RugbySA Rugby's future could be in serious danger predicts Chief Executive Jurie Roux.Rugby 365 Shared .
'I wasn't that happy at the Waratahs'Wallabies loosehead Tom Robertson admits that he needed a fresh start after signing for the Western Force from the Waratahs.Planet Rugby Shared .
Phil ThompsonLiverpool Legend Phil Thompson joined OTB AM to look ahead to Sunday's top of the table clash between Liverpool and Manchester United.Off The Ball Shared .
Niemann bids to banish playoff blues with fast start at Sony OpenIreland's Seamus Power well down the field in Hawaii after a level-par opening round.The 42 Shared .
John Terry to help England's Rugby League World Cup prepHead coach Shaun Wayne reveals Aston Villa assistant will work with team during 2021.The Irish Times Shared .
'That was our Eamonn Ryan, one in a million'Rena Buckley joined OTB AM to pay tribute to legendary Cork manager Eamonn Ryan who lead the Rebels to 10 is live every morning from 7:30 am, with thanks to Gillette.Off The Ball Shared .
Venter: Sales Sharks' appointment will be a 'brilliant' choiceFormer Saracens boss Brendan Venter believes Alex Sanderson, who is set to be named Sale Sharks' new director of rugby, is a "brilliant" choice and uniquely equipped to get the best out of the club's 11 strong contingent of South African players.Rugby 365 Shared .
Jets look to Saleh to turn their fortunes around after a miserable 2020THE NEW YORK Jets are poised to hire San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their new head coach, a report said, replacing Adam Gase who was let go at the end of a dismal 2020 NFL season.The 42 Shared .
Ireland captain McCabe and Arsenal team-mates apologise for controversial Dubai travelsARSENAL WOMENâS BOSS Joe Montemurro has spoken of the disappointment at the club with regard to some of their players â one of those Ireland captain Katie McCabe â recently travelling to Dubai.The 42 Shared .
Why are female sports being hit so-much harder by COVID-19?Sports writer Kathleen McNamee joined OTB AM to talk about the different treatment of male and female sports during the latest wave of COVID-19.Off The Ball Shared .
Cats legend Paul Murphy announces retirement from inter-county gameThe Kilkenny defender made the announcement on social media this morning after a career that saw him win four All-Ireland titles, four Leinster titles, four All-Stars and three National Leagues.The 42 Shared .
Alan Quinlan: Carbery comeback?Alan Quinlan joined this morning's OTB AM. #OTBAM is live every morning from 7:30 am, with thanks to Gillette - #MadeOfWhatMatters.Rugby on Off The Ball Shared .
Scotland hooker delighted by Duncan Weir returnScotland and Glasgow hooker George Turner admits he has been lifted by the impending return of Duncan Weir to the Warriors after a tough season.Planet Rugby Shared .
Six Nations appoints Director of RugbySix Nations Rugby today announced the appointment of Julie Paterson as Director of Rugby.Rugby 365 Shared .
Sharks will 'gladly accept' KolisiSiya Kolisi's playing future has been under the spotlight ever since the Sharks' partnership with MVM Holdings was officially unveiled.Rugby 365 Shared .
'Everyone starts from scratch'Sarah Rowe, Aishling Moloney and Aishling Sheridan are facing into new set-ups in Mayo, Tipperary and Cavan respectively.The 42 Shared .
AstraZeneca lung cancer drug gets nod for new dosing regimen in EU, UKReuters) - AstraZeneca Plc said on Friday its cancer drug Imfinzi had been approved in Europe and Britain for a spaced-out regimen in a common type of lung cancer to help reduce the frequency of hospital visits while continuing treatment.Reuters Shared .
'I wasn't happy at the Waratahs'Wallabies prop Tom Robertson concedes he was unhappy at the NSW Waratahs last year, and has described his move to the Western Force as like a breath of fresh air.Rugby 365 Shared .
Mayo trio to contest Young Footballer of the Year award as nominees revealedOisÃn Mullin, Eoghan McLaughlin and Tommy Conroy are in the running for the honour after enjoying breakthrough seasons for James Horanâs Mayo team.The 42 Shared .
Gallagher Premiership 2021-22 complete list of transfersGallagher Premiership 2021-22 complete list of transfers as clubs begin their recruitment drive ahead of next season.Ruck Shared .
Former Bulls lock eyes Springboks call-upSouth African lock Ryno Pieterse said he is happy the rollercoaster experience of his first few months at Castres is over ahead of travelling to fellow Top 14 strugglers Montpellier on Sunday.Rugby 365 Shared .
UK economy pushed into reverse by November lockdownBritain's economy shrank in November for the first time since the initial COVID-19 lockdown last spring, hit by a tightening of social-distancing rules.Reuters Shared .
Dublin duo and Mayo attacking star to battle it out for the 2020 Footballer of the Year awardNeither Castleknockâs Kilkenny or Ballintubberâs OâConnor have won this award before with OâConnor previously winning the Young Footballer of the Year accolade in 2011 and 2012.The 42 Shared .
UK economy shrinks but might avoid double-dip recessionBritain's economy shrank in November as it went into a new lockdown, but the decline was smaller than expected as businesses adjusted to social distancing and schools remained open, making a double-dip recession less likely.Reuters Shared .
13 for Dublin and 12 from Mayo as 10 counties feature in 2020 All-Star football nominationsCavan, Tipperary, Donegal, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Armagh and Kerry also have nominees.The 42 Shared .
5 Players photographed in shirts they'd never play inWe take a look at several players who never actually played a game in the shirts they posed in for the cameras.Ruck Shared .
Sergio Parisse dream team is absolutely CLASS!In a matchday programme in 2018, Italy and Toulon Number 8 Sergio Parisse selected his sensational dream team of opponents and teammates.Ruck Shared .
Jiffy leaves Brian O'Driscoll out of his all-time Lions backlineDual code legend Jonathan Davies has taken on the daunting task of picking his greatest Lions backline, and he's ruffled some feather by leaving out Brian O'Driscoll.Ruck Shared .
Lions legend Willie John McBride blasts potential 'home tour'Legendary British and Irish Lions captain Willie John McBride has banded a potential home series as a 'disgrace' after fans launched a petition against it.Ruck Shared .
UK economy to take at least two years to return to pre-COVID-19 levelIt will take more than two years for Britain's economy to recover to its pre-COVID-19 level, a Reuters poll found, but the Bank of England was still expected to keep rates steady until at least 2024 and to avoid negative borrowing costs.Reuters Shared .
NFL Boom RookiesWell you asked for it once, so now you've got it twice! This week, Doyle and Bungard are joined by Josh Wye from the Punt Return Podcast to bring you the SECONDepisode of NFL Boom Rookies.NRL Boom Rookies Shared .
Car insurance premiums in Britain fall 6% in fourth-quarterReuters) - The cost of a comprehensive motor insurance policy in Britain fell for a fourth straight quarter, with the latest quarter recording a 6% decline, pushed down by coronavirus-led lockdown measures and subsequent claims, a survey showed on Friday.Reuters Shared .
Marcus Rashford says Jose Mourinho helped him become spot-kick ‘savvy'MARCUS RASHFORD has revealed how a talk from former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho helped him become more âsavvyâ in the penalty area.The 42 Shared .
Brian O'Driscoll on his Six Nations selection, Paul O'Connell's new role, and rugby's 2021 landscapeIntroducing 'OTB Rugby' - the home of Rugby from Off The Ball and OTB Sport, where you'll hear the voices of Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara, Stuart Lancaster, Keith Wood, Alan Quinlan, Stuart Barnes, Andy Dunne and many more for the most comprehensive audio channel for Rugby that you're going to get anywhere.Rugby on Off The Ball Shared .
Saracens in talks about selling a major stake to US investment firmMSD Capital are understood to have proposed buying a stake in the club rather than lending money, which has been their preferred model in football.Mail Online Shared .
British government will not reduce worker rights post-Brexit, business secretary saysReuters) - The British government will not lower standards on workers' rights, its business secretary said on Twitter on Thursday, in response to a Financial Times report on plans to shake up EU labour regulations as part of a post-Brexit overhaul.Reuters Shared .
Ireland international James McClean suspended with immediate effect after alleged Covid-19 breachIRELAND INTERNATIONAL James McClean has been suspended by Championship club Stoke City with immediate effect, it has been confirmed.The 42 Shared .
UK records 1,248 new COVID-19 deaths, down from record levelBritain reported 1,248 new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Thursday, down from a record high of more than 1,500 seen the previous day.Reuters Shared .
Support for ‘incredible human' Sol Bamba after cancer diagnosisCARDIFF MANAGER Neil Harris has recalled the âvery emotionalâ scenes at the clubâs training ground when Sol Bamba revealed he had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.The 42 Shared .
Chris Latham steps down as Utah Warriors coachThe 45-year-old former Wallabies fullback has cited personal reasons for his departure. He will be replaced in an initial interim capacity by former US Eagles prop Shawn Pittman, who was Forwards Coach in the 2020 season.Americas Rugby News Shared .
Liverpool v Man United preview w/ Ben ThornleyNathan Murphy is joined on the line by former Manchester United player Ben Thornley as we look ahead to the top of the table clash between Liverpool and Manchester United this Sunday.Off The Ball Shared .
Premiership Rugby refuses to rule out extending break amid 'serious concerns'Premiership Rugby has refused to rule out extending its mid-season break beyond two weeks with league officials revealing they will hold talks with the government before fixtures resume.The Guardian Shared .
UK regulator refuses to approve mass COVID-19 testing at England schoolsReuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to regularly test school children for the coronavirus is in disarray after the health regulator told the government it was not authorising the daily use of rapid tests for schools in England, The Guardian reported on Thursday.Reuters Shared .
Entain in talks to appoint Jette Nygaard-Andersen as CEO: Sky NewsReuters) - Ladbrokes owner Entain Plc is in advanced talks to appoint Jette Nygaard-Andersen as its next chief executive, Sky News reported on Thursday, citing people close to the company.Reuters Shared .
Sam Allardyce: I can't promise players won't hug if they scorePremier League managers and captains are attending virtual meetings to discuss new protocols over goal celebrations.The 42 Shared .
FULL MATCHA full match replay of the All Blacks first test against England in 2008.All Blacks Shared .
San Diego grabs top Canadian prospect Michael SmithThe San Diego Legion have snapped up one of Canada's top loose forward prospects for the 2021 Major League Rugby season.Americas Rugby News Shared .
UK set to step up coronavirus vaccinations: FTReuters) - Britain is set to step up coronavirus vaccinations with 500,000 doses a day by next week, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing a Scottish government document.Reuters Shared .
UK to step up coronavirus vaccinations: FTReuters) - Britain is set to step up coronavirus vaccinations with 500,000 doses a day by next week, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing a Scottish government document.Reuters Shared .
After just 3 senior appearances, Chelsea's longest-serving player leaves clubLUCAS PIAZON has signed for Braga in Portugal, after amassing seven loan stints in his 10 years as a Chelsea player.The 42 Shared .
'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'The U20 Six Nations has been postponed until later this year and while touching on that understandable decision, the latest episode ofÂ The42 Rugby Weekly podcast also involved a discussion about how the pandemic is affecting the next wave of prospective professional players, all of whom have missed out on the chance to impress on the pitch.Â.The 42 Shared .
Houston signs Zebre winger Paula BalekanaThe Houston SaberCats have announced the signing of winger Paula Balekana for the 2021 Major League Rugby season.Americas Rugby News Shared .
JOHN GILESNathan Murphy is joined by Leeds and Ireland legend John Giles as we look at all the biggest #PremierLeague stories from the week.Off The Ball Shared .
Piers Morgan picks his top 5 England playersGood Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has picked his all-time greatest World and Lions XVs - an said that it's impossible to argue with his selection.Ruck Shared .
Brian O'DriscollBrian O'Driscoll joined Off The Ball where he ran through some of the big stories in the world or rugby including the Lions Tour and its significance, the appointement of Paul O'Connell to the Ireland coaching team and how home schooling is going with a newborn baby in the house while attempting dry #TeamOfUs.Off The Ball Shared .
Remaining Euro group matches scrappedThe final two rounds of group matches in the European Champions and Challenge Cups will be cancelled, with both tournaments now moving straight into the knockout phase, the chief executive of England's Premiership Rugby said Thursday.Rugby 365 Shared .
"He was like a father figure"Nathan Murphy and Richie McCormack on the line for Thursday's Newsround as we run through the day's sports headlines.Off The Ball Shared .
Hard to enforce ban on players hugging, says Chelsea's LampardChelsea manager Frank Lampard defended his players on Thursday amid a growing debate about teams celebrating goals with hugs and high-fives while the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic.Reuters Shared .
Taylor Krumrei signs Seawolves extensionTaylor Krumrei will play a fourth season with the Seattle Seawolves. The 28-year-old has re-signed for the 2021 Major League Rugby campaign, joining Brad Tucker and FP Pelser as returning locks.Americas Rugby News Shared .
Former senior Petrofac exec pleads guilty to three further bribery offencesReuters) - Former senior Petrofac Ltd executive David Lufkin pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday to three further bribery offences in relation to oil deals in United Arab Emirates , Britain's Serious Fraud Office said in a statement.Reuters Shared .
Shell-Exxon aims at $2.5 billion in Dutch subsidies for carbon storageA consortium that includes oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil has requested a total of 2.1 billion euros in subsidies for a project to store CO2 gasses in empty Dutch gas fields in the North Sea, the Dutch Economy ministry said on Thursday.Reuters Shared .
Rugby Union Today: European pool stages cancelledAnother busy day in the rugby union game as Premiership Rugby confirmed that there will be no more pool matches in this season's Champions Cup.Planet Rugby Shared .
UK records 48,682 new cases of COVID-19 on ThursdayBritain recorded 48,682 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, a slight increase on the previous day, Public Health England said on Twitter.Reuters Shared .
Striker Wright fails to impress on trial at Kilmarnock after leaving BohemiansThe Englishman scored a total of 16 goals for Keith Long's side and was named in the PFAI Team of the Year in 2020.The 42 Shared .
Brian O'Driscoll chooses his Six Nations Squad starting XVNathan Murphy is joined on the line by former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll as he selects his Ireland squad for the upcoming Six Nations.Off The Ball Shared .
"The dark forces against Stephen Kenny have not gone away"Journalist David Sneyd joined the Football Show on Off The Ball where he chatted about Alan Kelly and Damien Duff leaving the Republic of Ireland coaching setup.Off The Ball Shared .
Welsh Rugby Union Podcast 02, 2021.We focus on Wales women, an international heading for the Ospreys next season and one of the rising stars in this week's Welsh Rugby Union Podcast.Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast Shared .
Ings to miss Southampton's trip to Leicester but nearing return following Covid isolation periodThe Saints have had no further positive tests since the striker was confirmed to have the virus.The 42 Shared .
Greatest rugby sides: Chiefs 2012-13We take a look at the best ever teams to have graced the sport from years gone by and today we delve into the Chiefs side that won two Super Rugby titles.Planet Rugby Shared .
Joey Carbery can see light at the end of a long recovery tunnelIreland outhalf is nearing a return to action for Munster; Ulster A take on Leinster A.The Irish Times Shared .
UK bans arrivals from South America over Brazil coronavirus variantBritain will ban arrivals from South American countries and Portugal because of concerns over a new Brazilian variant of the coronavirus, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday.Reuters Shared .
Cancellations mean Leinster and Munster set to go straight to knockout rugbyThe remaining games in the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup group stage have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.The 42 Shared .
Remaining Champions Cup pool matches cancelledEurope's final two rounds of group matches will be cancelled with the Champions and Challenge Cups moving straight into the knockout phase, Premiership Rugby has confirmed.Planet Rugby Shared .
The LONGEST drop goals in Rugby World Cup HistoryThe drop goal is one of the most satisfying skills seen on the rugby pitch.World Rugby Shared .
Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup pool matches will not be rearrangedThe final two rounds of European pool matches that were postponed earlier this week will not be rearranged, Premiership Rugby confirms.BBC Sport Shared .
Sanita PuspureNathan Murphy is joined on the line by Irish Rower Sanita Puspure as we look ahead to this year's Olympics and how big an impact the pandemic has had on her preparations.Off The Ball Shared .
Liam Williams to miss the start of Six Nations after banWales fullback Liam Williams will miss the start Six Nations after being given a three-match ban for his red card against Cardiff Blues.Ruck Shared .
Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' footballHow much players get paid has been a talking point for many years now, since professionalism kicked into another gear at the start of the 2010s.Rugbydump Shared .
Ollivon targets silverware for FranceIn 2020 France fell just short in both the Guinness Six Nations and the Autumn Nations Cup, having to settle for runners-up spots in both competitions.6 Nations Rugby Shared .
Additional independent person sought to help examine documents seized from FAISome 280,000 files were seized by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement as part of its criminal investigation into certain matters at the FAI.The 42 Shared .
Rugby Rant: Give props their due in World Rugby awardsIt's time the bigger blokes got some kudos from the game's governing body when it comes to the World Rugby Awards, writes Russ Petty.Rugby World Shared .
Worcester co-owner: Our budget is on the A£7m salary cap limitJason Whittingham says there is a 'misconception' over Worcester's spending and their lowly position in the Premiership.The Rugby Paper Shared .
Ulster give starts to Hyde and Doak for tomorrow's 'A' game against LeinsterULSTER HAVE NAMED their âAâ team to face Leinster âAâ tomorrow afternoon at Kingspan Stadium.The 42 Shared .
Wales hit by Williams ban for Six Nations openerLiam Williams will miss Wales's Six Nations opener against Ireland next month after receiving a three-game ban for his red card in Scarlets' Pro14 loss to Cardiff Blues.Rugby 365 Shared .
No jab, no job? UK plumbing firm exploring vaccine rules for staffA firm of London plumbers is looking at changing its employment contracts to include a requirement for workers to have a COVID-19 vaccine, its founder said on Thursday, though he added that no one would get fired for refusing to have the shot.Reuters Shared .
Joey Carbery: 'It is a year since I played but hopefully things can change soon'It has been pretty tough; but I am blessed to have the support team around me, it is never nice being injured but hopefully things can change soon, â Carbery said in an interview with Munster Rugbyâs official website.The 42 Shared .
Liam Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against IrelandLions star banned for three games after red card in Scarlets defeat to Cardiff Blues.The Irish Times Shared .
O'Gara kicks off Tissot 10 drop goals with Munster match-winnerAs part of the celebrations of a quarter of a century of rugby in what is now the Heineken Champions Cup, EPCR and Official Partner Tissot have come together to create a new strand of online content that gives you the chance to select the best try, place kick and drop goal since the tournament started in 1995.European Professional Club Rugby Shared .
Round 6 Extended HIGHLIGHTSWatch extended highlights of Round 6 from the Gallagher Premiership 2020/21, including Bath v Wasps, Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors, Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester, Exeter Chiefs v Bristol Bears and Harlequins v London Irish.Premiership Rugby Shared .
'A legend in his own lifetime'The iconic Cork GAA figure steered the Rebel County's ladies footballers to 10 All-Irelands in 11 years.The 42 Shared .
Thomas Gallo signs long-term extension with BenettonThomas Gallo is to remain in the Pro 14. The Argentine prop has signed a three-year-deal with Benetton.Americas Rugby News Shared .
Pandemic's impact on Ireland's talent line, Friend's future, Benetton's fall and cheek towards refsBernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey start to look forward to Munster-Leinster, the silver lining in the pandemic's latest attack on the rugby calendar.The42 Rugby Weekly Shared .
Top League start of season delayed due to coronavirusThe opening fixtures of the Top League pushed back until early or mid-February by the Japan Rugby Football Union due to a coronavirus outbreak.Rugby World Shared .
Liam Williams suspended despite on field protestationsLiam Williams will be out of action for Wales' opening Six Nations fixture after he was today suspended for the red card he received in Scarlets' PRO 14 match against the Cardiff Blues.Rugbydump Shared .
Families of former football and rugby players launch dementia charityThe family of Nobby Stiles have become ambassadors for a new charity launched by the families of former football and rugby players who have been diagnosed with dementia.The Guardian Shared .
London must be 'clear eyed' about prospects for EU accessThe City of London may remain largely cut off from the European Union's financial markets, industry officials warned on Thursday, saying a future co-operation agreement won't automatically unlock access.Reuters Shared .
Ban rules Liam Williams out of Six Nations openerLiam Williams will miss Wales' opening Six Nations clash after being given a three-game ban for his red card in the Scarlets' PRO14 derby defeat by Cardiff Blues.Planet Rugby Shared .
Sharks coach gives squad update after COVID outbreakSharks head coach Sean Everitt has answered some questions concerning the readiness of his squad,.Rugby 365 Shared .
Liam Williams banned for three games and will miss Wales' Six Nations openerThe Scarlets wing was given a red card for a high tackle on Shane Lewis-Hughes in the Welsh derby with Cardiff Blues.The Rugby Paper Shared .
Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspensionWALES INTERNATIONAL LIAM Williams will miss his sideâs Six Nations opener against Ireland on 7 February in Cardiff after being handed a three-game ban for a dangerous clearout.The 42 Shared .
Jamie Ritchie signs record deal to enter top 8 highest-paid British and Irish playersWe look at eight of the highest-paid British players in world rugby and where Jamie Ritchie, who today extended his deal with Edinburgh, ranks.Ruck Shared .
All-Ireland senior winner joins new Cork minor football managementDonncha OâConnor comes on board as selector, while appointments have also been announced for the Rebels' minor hurling management team.The 42 Shared .
Liam Williams: Scarlets wing suspended for Wales' Six Nations opener against IrelandLiam Williams will miss Wales' opening Six Nations game after being given a three-match ban for his red card in Scarlets' loss to Cardiff Blues.BBC Sport Shared .
Ireland great hails lock Iain HendersonFormer Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien believes that Ulster second-row Iain Henderson has all the qualities to become a world-class player.Planet Rugby Shared .
Heated Bridgerton debate, The Sopranos' second life, a Netflix sleeper-hitDo you have any Lockdown 3.0 show is live every morning from 7:30 am, with thanks to Gillette.Off The Ball Shared .
2G1C Presents My Club: Talking West Coast with Ian MeadowsAs part of the 2G1C's Summer Edition, Charlie chats to Ian Meadows about the West Coast Eagles.2 Guys 1 Cup AFL Podcast Shared .
Record 4.5 million people on English hospital waiting lists in NovemberA record 4.5 million people in England were awaiting non-urgent hospital treatment in November and the number waiting for more than a year has soared, figures showed, underscoring the pressures on hospitals swamped by the COVID-19 crisis.Reuters Shared .
Ireland's 2021 second row Depth Chart with Malcolm O'KellyMalcolm O'Kelly joined OTB AM this morning to offer his thoughts on Ireland's second row options ahead of the Six Nations.Rugby on Off The Ball Shared .
Premier League footballers branded 'brainless' for breaching Covid-19 protocols to celebrate goalsManchester City and Fulham players crowded together after scoring in their respective matches on Wednesday night, in spite of reminders from the Premier League to strictly observe protocols on the avoidance of unnecessary contact amid a worsening of the pandemic.The 42 Shared .
Man United's title aspirations set for Anfield acid testThere have been a few false dawns but there is growing belief that Manchester United are on the cusp of reclaiming their place as the pre-eminent force in English football.Reuters Shared .
'Thank you for the memories'The St Brigidâs forward calls time on his career after 12 years of service with Dublin, winning 11 Leinster titles along with his All-Ireland medals.The 42 Shared .
Paris La Defense Arena opens with European classic in 2018Racing 92 edged a pulsating first ever Heineken Champions Cup match at the Paris La Défense Arena on this day three years ago as they saw off Munster.European Professional Club Rugby Shared .
UK says it can overcome post-Brexit fishing "teething" woes, minister saysBritain believes it can resolve the post-Brexit "teething issues" that prevented Scottish fishermen from exporting goods to the European Union because of customs delays, food minister George Eustice said on Thursday.Reuters Shared .
Premier 15s put on hold by the RFU amid rising Covid-19 cases in EnglandRounds 11 and 12 likely to be rescheduled with time to spare with Women's Six Nations delayed until the summer.The Rugby Paper Shared .
Hughton's Forest make approach to end Duffy's torrid spell in Celtic a reportCHRIS HUGHTONâS Nottingham Forest have made an approach to Brighton over signing Shane Duffy according to a report in the Scottish Sun.The 42 Shared .
Edinburgh secure Jamie Ritchie on new contract as 'future Scotland captain' signs record dealScotland back-row Jamie Ritchie has become the latest big name to commit his future to Edinburgh Rugby after signing a club record deal.The Scotsman Shared .
Scottish Rugby Referees: Mike Adamson and Hollie DavidsonHosts Al Kellock, Chris Paterson and Rachel Malcolm catch up with Scottish Rugby referee's Mike Adamson and Hollie Davidson for our first podcast of 2021.The Official Scottish Rugby Podcast Shared .
Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie signings longest contract in Edinburgh's historyThe 26-cap Scotland forward has joined Hamish Watson in signing lengthy contract extensions at Edinburgh.The Rugby Paper Shared .
Rene Crabos, the Napoleon of rugby, pioneered France's enduring flairCentre won only 17 caps but was the architect of the attacking style that came to symbolise Les Bleus after the first world war.The Guardian Shared .
Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next seasonFriend joined Connacht on a three-year contract in 2018, taking over from Kieran Keane after the Kiwiâs unhappy time in charge, and has proven to be hugely popular with the provinceâs players and supporters.The 42 Shared .
Bulls a different beast under Jake WhiteAfter finishing on top of the Currie Cup standings, Jake White reflected on how far his team has come since he took over.Rugby 365 Shared .
Second postponement in a week for Aston Villa as Everton match falls victim to Covid-19Newcastleâs game against Villa will now take place on January 23, during the FA Cup fourth-round weekend.The 42 Shared .
Jamie Ritchie inks longest deal in Edinburgh's historyScotland flanker Jamie Ritchie has signed a new long-term contract at PRO14 side Edinburgh, joining Hamish Watson in extending his stay.Planet Rugby Shared .
Jamie Ritchie: Scotland back row signs 'longest-ever' Edinburgh contractScotland flanker Jamie Ritchie extends his stay with Edinburgh by signing what the club say is the "longest contract" in their history.BBC Sport Shared .
Toby Booth signals interest in Scarlets No.8 Jac MorganAs reported in The Rugby Paper last Sunday, the Ospreys want to bring the former Wales U20 skipper to the Liberty Stadium.The Rugby Paper Shared .
The 5 best rugby players in the world 2021 have been named&We run the rule over the 5 best rugby players in the world 2021 - from England lock Maro Itoje to France playmaker Antoine Dupont.Ruck Shared .
NFL season goes into overdriveOTBAM is live every morning from 7:30 am, with thanks to Gillette. # you downloaded the brand new OTB SPORTS app?Off The Ball Shared .
Powerhouse number eight wanted by ToulonPowerhouse Cornell du Preez has been linked with a huge move to three-time European champions Toulon this summer.Ruck Shared .
French duo lead the way in Challenge Cup offloadsDespite neither Castres Olympique nor Pau currently sitting in the European Rugby Challenge Cup knockout stage qualification places, they both boast.European Professional Club Rugby Shared .
Scottish nationalists set for record majority, boosting independence pushScottish nationalists are on course to win a record majority in elections for Scotland's devolved parliament that would start a new push for independence, an opinion poll published on Thursday showed.Reuters Shared .
'That Tiger Woods moment changed my life'It was a pleasure to have Steve Scott on OTB AM and to hear about his experience of going toe-to-toe with a young Tiger Woods at the United States Amateur is brought to you live every morning with Gillette - # you downloaded the brand new OTB SPORTS app?Off The Ball Shared .
Ireland's 2021 second row Depth Chart with Malcolm O'KellyOTBAM is brought to you live every morning with Gillette - # you downloaded the brand new OTB SPORTS app?Off The Ball Shared .
Positive injury news for Wales captain Alun Wyn JonesOspreys head coach Toby Booth has said his second-row and Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is recovering well from injury ahead of the Six Nations.Planet Rugby Shared .
Audacious James Harden trade makes Brooklyn the best team in the NBAOTBAM is brought to you live every morning with Gillette - # you downloaded the brand new OTB SPORTS app?Off The Ball Shared .
Scotland lock itching to return after disrupted comebackScotland and Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist is looking forward to his first game back since October when they face Glasgow Warriors in the PRO14.Planet Rugby Shared .
TottenhamOTBAM is brought to you live every morning with Gillette - # you downloaded the brand new OTB SPORTS app?Off The Ball Shared .
US Olympic gold medalist charged over Capitol riot by Trump supportersKeller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered the huge Rotunda hall of the Capitol after violent protesters broke through police lines and forced their way in.The 42 Shared .
Hong Kong emigration to Britain could mean $36 billion capital outflowHong Kong residents leaving the city to move to Britain could trigger capital outflows of HK$280 billion this year from the Asian financial centre, a new report published by Bank of America said.Reuters Shared .
Wales' captain making good progress after knee injuryRecord-breaking Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is making good progress in his recovery from a knee injury ahead of next month's start of the Six Nations, according to his Ospreys coach Toby Booth.Rugby 365 Shared .
Virus forces Super Rugby trial cancellationThe Super Rugby AU trial between the Waratahs and Brumbies in Bowral later this month has been cancelled, as coronavirus again threatens to disrupt the home-and-away season.Rugby 365 Shared .
Rob Baxter accepts Premiership break, European decisionExeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter has said "the Covid situation has to take precedence" after Premiership Rugby called a two-week halt to games.Planet Rugby Shared .
Exeter to make most of two-week Premiership voidExeter director of rugby Rob Baxter wants the English and European champions to make the most of an unexpected two-week break despite wanting to fill the gap with Premiership fixtures.Rugby 365 Shared .
Giannis earns 20th triple-double in win over Pistons while Lakers extend winning streak to fourMeanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Charlotte Hornets while the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks.The 42 Shared .
Wind turbine maker Vestas to cut 220 jobs in Denmark and UKWind turbine maker Vestas will lay off 220 employees, primarily in Denmark and the UK, as part of the integration of onshore and offshore operations, the company said on Thursday.Reuters Shared .
Los Pumas star backs out of Force dealThe Western Force's Argentine contingent has been cut by one after star hooker Julian Montoya was forced to renege on his contract.Rugby 365 Shared .
Taylor Wimpey says 2020 oper profit to meet expectationsReuters) - Britain's third-biggest homebuilder Taylor Wimpey on Thursday estimated annual operating profit in line with market expectations as demand rebounded towards the end of last year, and said it expects to hand out a final dividend for 2020.Reuters Shared .
UK power utility Centrica expects 2020 net debt down 10%British utility Centrica's closing net debt last year is expected to be about 2.8 billion pounds , a reduction of more than 10% on the year, the company said in a trading update on Thursday.Reuters Shared .
Covid-19: Japan puts their Top League on holdJapan's Top League rugby was put on hold after scores of players tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest setback for sport in the country just six months before the Tokyo Olympics.Rugby 365 Shared .
Primark-owner warns of 1 billion stg sales hit from lockdownsPrimark-owner AB Foods warned that the loss of sales from store closures could rise to over 1 billion pounds , with lockdowns in its main UK market and elsewhere in Europe shutting about 76% of its retail selling space.Reuters Shared .
Britain's Tesco matches rivals with Christmas sales surgeTesco, Britain's biggest retailer, on Thursday followed rivals in reporting buoyant Christmas trading, as pandemic restrictions meant people splashed out on celebrations at home.Reuters Shared .
'There will be more respect for points'While facing the same opposition in back-to-back matches may have its advantages in terms of preparation, Van Rooyen insisted the challenge would be no less daunting than if they were to face a different side.Rugby 365 Shared .
Podcast: Episode 139Cammy, Iain and John look at the recent signings for Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as the continuing impact of coronavirus on the fixture list.Scottish Rugby Shared .
Mike Sosene-Feagai re-signs with Old GloryOld Glory DC have re-signed US Eagles hooker Mike Sosene-Feagai for the 2021 Major League Rugby season.Americas Rugby News Shared .
Negative COVID-19 test rule before arriving in England pushed back to MondayReuters) - A pre-departure COVID-19 test rule for passengers entering England will come into effect from Monday instead of this week, transport minister Grant Shapps said in a tweet late on Wednesday.Reuters Shared .
UK housing market boom starts to fade, survey showsA boom in Britain's housing market has started to fade, dampened by new COVID-19 lockdowns and the coming expiry of a temporary tax cut for buyers, a survey showed on Thursday.Reuters Shared .
COVID-19 infection gives some immunity for at least five months, UK study findsPeople who have had COVID-19 are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five months but there is evidence that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, a UK study of healthcare workers has found.Reuters Shared .
London resilient at top of European tech investment table despite COVIDLondon retained its position as the top European destination for tech venture capital in 2020, with levels near the record amount of the year before despite the impact of COVID-19, according to research by Dealroom.co and London and Partners.Reuters Shared .
Pharmacies join UK's mass COVID-19 vaccination rolloutPharmacies in Britain will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccination on Thursday, the government said, as it seeks to accelerate the rollout of shots to millions of people a week to meet an ambitious delivery target.Reuters Shared .
Steelers: How anti-gay row inspired rugby filmA new documentary shows the world's first gay rugby club challenging conventional perceptions.BBC Sport Shared .
Rugby Matters: Lions must be touring underdogs to surviveTHE fate of the 2021 Lions has caused much heated debate this week with the options seemingly ranging from cancel for a year, cancel until 2025 or stage a unique home series in Britain and Ireland of three Test matches and perhaps the already scheduled warm-up game against Japan.The Rugby Paper Shared .
Dai Young ticks all the boxesPeter Jackson looks at the abrupt exit of Cardiff Blues and the mishandling of a situation prior to making the apt appointment of Dai Young.The Rugby Paper Shared .
Superkids keep Dan Robson on his toes at WaspsInfluential Wasps No.9 Robson discusses the emergence of Will Porter and Ben Vellacott keeping him on his toes, and his return for England.The Rugby Paper Shared .
Attwood's choice: His kids or rugbySingle parent Dave Attwood opens up on the difficulty of providing childcare while maintaining his rugby career at Bristol Bears.The Rugby Paper Shared .
Cunningham looks to former Carlow coach Poacher to bolster Roscommon backroom teamROSCOMMON FOOTBALL MANAGER Anthony Cunningham has added Steven Poacher to his backroom team for 2021.The 42 Shared .
Bayern dumped out of German Cup, Barca prevail, and Neymar returns as Poch's PSG lift silverwareDisappointed Bayern Munich 'keeper Manuel Neuer. Source: R7043 firo Sportphoto / Selim Sudheimer.The 42 Shared .
21-year-old rescues Juve in extra-time to join Napoli, Inter, Milan in Italian Cup quartersTunisian midfielder Hamza Rafia came off the bench to book the Old Lady's place in the quarter-finals of the competition.The 42 Shared .
Women's Six Nations 2021 tournament postponed until springA schedule for the Women's Six Nations is said to be released by the end of January.The Independent Shared .
Kyle Sinckler will MISS England's Six Nations clash against Scotland after picking up two-week banSinckler appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel after being cited for the incident which took place in Bristol's Gallagher Premiership victory over Exeter on Saturday.Mail Online Shared .
139: Rebound ExOn this week's podcast Cammy, John and Iain discuss the latest postponements as a result of cornovirus and get stuck in to the latest comings and goings at Glasgow and Edinburgh.The Scottish Rugby Podcast Shared .
Harden joining Durant and Kyrie at Brooklyn Nets after blockbuster 4-team NBA tradeThe Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers were also involved in the trade.The 42 Shared .
5 celebrities who absolutely LOVE the British and Irish LionsHere are some of the most famous people on the planet who have enjoyed heading overseas with the British and Irish Lions.Ruck Shared .
Damien DelaneyJoe Molloy is joined by former Crystal Palace and Ireland defender Damien Delaney as we look at all things #PremierLeague.Off The Ball Shared .
Rob Baxter: Exeter face challenge to retain European Champions Cup says bossExeter boss Rob Baxter says they face a tough challenge to defend the Champions Cup after two rounds of games were suspended.BBC Sport Shared .
Six Nations 2021: Kyle Sinckler to be banned for England's opener vs Scotland after domestic rugby shutdownKYLE SINCKLER will miss England's Six Nations opener against Scotland after being slapped with a two-week ban.The Sun Shared .
'It's taken too long to get to this point'The French Rugby Federation 's decision to stop all its club teams from playing European Champions and Challenge Cup matches due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the biggest talking points of 2021 so far.Rugbydump Shared .
Cobh Ramblers announce plans to field women's team again after lengthy absenceCOBH RAMBLERS FC has announced that the club will field a senior womenâs team once again, with plans in place to compete in the Womenâs National League in 2022.The 42 Shared .
Whisper it, but could 2021 be Brian Cody's last season in charge of Kilkenny?The 11-time All-Ireland winner was ratified for his 23rd campaign in charge this week, but there are murmurs of discontent on Noreside.The 42 Shared .
Five senior Harlequins players linked with shock exitsHere, we look at five Harlequins stars who in recent weeks have been linked with shock departures from the Stoop in recent weeks.Ruck Shared .
Rugby United New York sign New Zealand RWC winner Andy EllisThe All Black bins a wealth of experience to Major League Rugby. He played over 150 games of Super Rugby for the Crusaders and 28 caps for New Zealand.Americas Rugby News Shared .
Casey bids Bohs farewell as he opts to take his career to CaliforniaThe 23-year-old former Ireland youth international has joined Sacramento Republic in the USL Championship.The 42 Shared .
'We played the boys' U17 minor team last year and she was unbelievable in those games'Kilkenny manager Brian Dowling pays tribute to Anne Dalton following her retirement from inter-county camogie.The 42 Shared .
'Clearly it was a mistake''Things havenât gone the way we wanted to and the outcome is clearly very regrettable,' says Peter Lawwell.The 42 Shared .
La Rochelle's Covid outbreak and what Paul O'Connell brings to IrelandJoe Molloy chats with former Ireland player and La Rochelle Head Coach Ronan O'Gara as we discuss outbreak of COVID-19 in the La Rochelle camp, the suspension of the Champions Cup, and the appointment of Paul O'Connell as Ireland forwards coach.Rugby on Off The Ball Shared .
The Top 5 Games Called On Triple MThe Top 5 Games Called On Triple M - #4 Round 10 Roosters v Raiders To keep you entertained during the NRL off-season, we are looking back at some of the standout moments from Triple M Footy in 2020.The Saturday Triple M NRL Catch Up Shared .
Ronan O'GaraJoe Molloy chats with former Ireland player and La Rochelle Head Coach Ronan O'Gara as we discuss the suspension of the Champions Cup, we look at the Six Nations and whether that will go ahead this year and the appointment of Paul O'Connell as Ireland forwards coach.Off The Ball Shared .
THE NEWSROUNDJoe Molloy, Nathan Murphy and Richie McCormack on the line as we run through the biggest sports stories of the day.Off The Ball Shared .
The Six Nations paywall, fixture chaos and Andy Farrell's Ireland pecking orderOn this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Ruaidhri O'Connor to go over all the latest rugby news and look ahead to Andy Farrell's Six Nations squad announcement.The Left Wing Shared .
UK looking at ways to protect itself against Brazilian COVID-19 variant, says PM JohnsonPrime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the government was looking at ways to stop a variant of the novel coronavirus found in Brazil from entering Britain.Reuters Shared .
'The US Open bought me my first house'Legendary golfer Laura Davies joined Off The Ball on Wednesday where she spoke to Joe Molloy about her extraordinary career, unusual technique, competitiveness when playing for money and the evolution of the women's golf game.Off The Ball Shared .
Preston boss expresses delight after Ireland midfielder signs long-term dealClub captain Alan Browne has committed himself to the Championship outfit until the summer of 2024.The 42 Shared .