Rugby Union Today: Hot and Not, and Finn Russell hopes

RUGBY UNION TODAY: HOT AND NOT, AND FINN RUSSELL HOPES

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we delved into the big talking points from the past seven days in our weekly round-up. What's...

Lewis Thiede to depart Bristol

LEWIS THIEDE TO DEPART BRISTOL

Premiership side Bristol Bears have announced that tighthead prop Lewis Thiede will leave the West Countrymen when his contract finishes. The...

 
 
 
Stalwart Jackson Wray the latest to commit to Saracens

STALWART JACKSON WRAY THE LATEST TO COMMIT TO SARACENS

Back-row Jackson Wray, who has spent his entire professional career at Saracens, has become the latest player to pledge his future...

Who's hot and who's not!

WHO'S HOT AND WHO'S NOT!

It's time for our Monday wrap of who has their name in lights and who is making the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past...

 
 
 

BIRTHDAY QUIZ: SPRINGBOKS CENTRE ANDRE ESTERHUIZEN

As it is Andre Esterhuizen's birthday, who turned 26 on Monday, here's a 10-question quiz on the South Africa and Sharks inside centre. Good...

NEW ZEALAND CANCELS LOWER LEAGUE PROVINCIAL RUGBY

New Zealand Rugby have cancelled all provincial representative rugby competitions below the Mitre 10 Cup and Farah Palmer Cup tournaments. The...

 
 
 
England's Top 10 players

ENGLAND'S TOP 10 PLAYERS

With the game taking a break due to the coronavirus crisis, it gives us the chance to reflect on some of the greats England have produced...

Sunday Social: Lockdowns, isolation & social distancing

SUNDAY SOCIAL: LOCKDOWNS, ISOLATION & SOCIAL DISTANCING

It is time for Planet Rugby's Sunday Social, your quirky recap of the serious and not so serious talking points from the past week's...

 
 
 
Dan Biggar backs Wayne Pivac's style of play to pay off

DAN BIGGAR BACKS WAYNE PIVAC'S STYLE OF PLAY TO PAY OFF

Wales and Northampton fly-half Dan Biggar is confident his country's head coach, Wayne Pivac, will help the team to play more attractive...

ITALY CANCELS 2019/20 SEASON DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Italian Federation have announced that they have decided to cancel the 2019/2020 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. All...

 
 
 

PRINCIPALITY STADIUM TO BE USED AS NHS FIELD HOSPITAL

The Principality Stadium in Cardiff will be converted into a temporary hospital providing around 2,000 additional beds to support the...

‘Championship stint could refresh us' - Billy Vunipola

‘CHAMPIONSHIP STINT COULD REFRESH US' - BILLY VUNIPOLA

England and Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola sees a season spent in the Championship as a chance to refresh for the disgraced Premiership...

 
 
 

‘ALL BLACKS' JULY TESTS UNLIKELY TO GO AHEAD' - IAN FOSTER

New Zealand coach Ian Foster has conceded that his team's July Tests against Wales and Scotland are likely to be scrapped due to the...

RUGBY UNION TODAY: FEATURES AND CHEIKA QUOTES

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we look back at some great teams and important games in a couple of interesting features. What's...

 
 
 

GREATEST TEST SIDES: AUSTRALIA 1999-01

With rugby around the world taking an indefinite break due to the coronavirus, we take a look at the best ever Test teams to have graced...

Premiership players given legal advice over pay cuts

PREMIERSHIP PLAYERS GIVEN LEGAL ADVICE OVER PAY CUTS

Every Premiership player has received legal guidance on how to contest the league-wide 25 per cent pay cuts implemented due to the...

 
 
 

ON THIS DAY: RUGBY UNION'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL

Rugby union's first international match took place on March 27, 1871 in Edinburgh as Scotland took on England in what became one of...

Saracens lock George Kruis backs 25 per cent pay cut

SARACENS LOCK GEORGE KRUIS BACKS 25 PER CENT PAY CUT

Saracens second-row George Kruis believes that taking a 25 per cent pay cut is “reasonable” as the Premiership clubs look to keep financially...

 
 
 

RUGBY UNION TODAY: ENGLAND'S EXCEPTIONAL SIDE

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we look back to the outstanding England team that dominated the sport in the early part...

FORMER ENGLAND STAR ALEX CORBISIERO REVEALS CANCER BATTLE

Former England loosehead prop Alex Corbisiero has revealed that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in November last year. The...

 
 
 



Jack Grealish: Aston Villa ace 'deeply embarrassed' after coronavirus...

Jack Grealish: Aston Villa ace 'deeply embarrassed' after coronavirus lockdown incident

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has issued an apology after breaking self-isolation during the coronavirus crisis and has said he is 'deeply embarrassed'. Read more ...

Horror as family including two children found dead at home

Horror as family including two children found dead at home

A MURDER investigation has been launched in Sussex after a family of four were found dead at their home. Read more ...

EastEnders spoilers: Phil Mitchell jailed as he hands himself into police...

EastEnders spoilers: Phil Mitchell jailed as he hands himself into police for the boat crash

What's this? Phil Mitchell with a conscience in EastEnders? After returning from being in hiding in the wake of the boat crash, Phil has seen first hand how awful Sharon is... Read more ...

New York City police will force people off crowded subway cars to enforce...

New York City police will force people off crowded subway cars to enforce social distancing, even as trains fill to the brim with essential workers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday the police will enforce social distancing on subways. Some trains have been crowded, commuters said, as essential workers are... Read more ...

Prince Charles out of self-isolation in Scotland after catching coronavirus

Prince Charles out of self-isolation in Scotland after catching coronavirus

The Prince of Wales was self-isolating at his Birkhall home. Read more ...

Next COVID-19 hotspots 'will be hit hard with resources going to NY'

Next COVID-19 hotspots 'will be hit hard with resources going to NY'

New York has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in America with 66,000 of the country's 150,000. The next hotspots may be Louisiana, Florida and California. Read more ...

Prince William wants to RETURN to the NHS as an air ambulance pilot

Prince William wants to RETURN to the NHS as an air ambulance pilot

Prince William wants to return to the NHS as an air ambulance pilot to do his bit in the fight against coronavirus. Read more ...

Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson's chief adviser, self-isolating with...

Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson's chief adviser, self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms

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FA warned by non-league clubs they could face legal action in letter after...

FA warned by non-league clubs they could face legal action in letter after deciding to void season

The Football Association have been warned they may face legal action from non-league clubs unless they reconsider their decision to void the season. Read more ...

Meghan Markle reaction: How Meghan and Harry responded to Donald Trump dig

Meghan Markle reaction: How Meghan and Harry responded to Donald Trump dig

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry hit back at President Donald Trump after he made it clear the US Government would not cover their security costs. Here is how the Sussexes responded. Read more ...