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Rugby - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Sam Burgess accuses ex-coach Mike Ford of trying to 'sabotage' Stuart Lancaster as England boss

Burgess called Ford a ‘snake’ as he opened up about England’s dreadful 2015 World Cup campaign.

Carter confirms shock return to Super Rugby

The legendary fly-half has signed a deal with the Auckland Blues at the age of 38.

'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'

Former Springboks wing Bryan Habana is excited about the 2021 Lions series.

Rugby - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

All Blacks legend Dan Carter in line for Super Rugby return

According to several media outlets, the 38-year-old has agreed a short-term deal to play for the Blues.

Italy international receives prestigious award for voluntary work in fight against Covid-19

‘This recognition fills me with pride,’ said Maxime Mbanda.

'What Munster are getting is two World Cup-winning, world-class players'

Bryan Habana is a huge fan of Munster boss Johann van Graan.

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad

Niall Murray, Sean Masterson, Conor Dean, Colm Reilly, Peter Sullivan and Jordan Duggan have earned pro contracts.

Rugby - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Ex-Ireland player Humphreys to leave role with Gloucester after six seasons

The Ulster European Cup winner will leave his position as Director of Rugby at the end of June.

English Premiership rugby clubs given green light to return to training

Clubs will have to satisfy a number of criteria to make the step.

Ex-Ireland captain Anderson retiring from role with Ulster academy

The 65-year-old won 27 caps for Ireland during his playing days.

Red-carded players to be replaced after 20 minutes in Kiwi Super Rugby

The new competition will feature a golden point system and a renewed focus on the breakdown.

Quiz: Do you know which European rugby clubs these jerseys belong to?

We’re testing your knowledge with a random sample of shirts from the past couple of decades.

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'

In this extract from his autobiography, former Ireland captain Rory Best looks back on a humbling defeat to England.

Rugby - Monday 1 June, 2020

Sunwolves exit Super Rugby as bid to join Australia league fails

The decision ends a nearly five-year run in Super Rugby for the Japanese club.

Covid-19 safety officer among IRFU recommendations in return to club rugby roadmap

There are four stages on the roadmap.

'King Carlos' - Kiwi out-half Spencer was the greatest maverick of them all

The All Blacks and Blues out-half thrilled fans with his audacious, creative play.

Rugby - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Ex-Wales and Lions coach Howley reveals loss of his sister led to gambling problems

The 49-year-old was sent home from the 2019 World Cup and handed a nine-month suspension from sport.

Rugby - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Scotland boss Townsend hopes for more summer rugby from streamlined season

The head coach is behind the prospect overhauling Test windows.

Another few links to 2016 glory slip away from Connacht

Niyi Adeolokun, Eoin McKeon and Tom McCartney were huge figures in the province’s greatest day.

South Africa and UK ramping up return to sport

Professional sport has been given an amber light to proceed in South Africa, though contact sports will have to lay out detailed plans to maintain player safety.

Quiz: Can you name these Irish rugby players from the 90s?

You’ve spotted Simon Geoghegan, now see how you fare with the rest.

'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'

Ireland and Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale says the lockdown has been a blessing in disguise for him.

Rugby - Friday 29 May, 2020

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht

The trio represented the province over 320 times between them, with Adeolokun earning an Irish cap in 2016.

Major League Rugby team 'named after a premium cocktail' launched in LA

Aussie coaches Darren Coleman and Stephen Hoiles have been signed up.

Rugby - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.

An orange card and no choke tackles - World Rugby's Covid-19 law trials

The law trials are optional and unions are free to pick-and-chose or completely ignore them.

England international Isiekwe the latest to leave Saracens on season-long loan

Several Sarries players have left temporarily as the club drops into the Championship.

World Rugby rejects post-virus international cup fund-raiser plan

A former English Rugby CEO floated the prospect of a 16-team invitational tournament to be held in England and Ireland.

Rugby - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over'

Mark Best spent two years on a development contract with Ulster but never got a senior debut.

Toulouse players become latest in Top 14 to agree to pay cuts for next season

The 20-time French champions’ current squad will take a hit of up to 15% on their salaries in 2020/21.

‘It was wonderful being in that room because history was made’

Former GAA President Sean Kelly lifts the lid on the politics involved in opening up Croke Park to soccer and rugby.

'I wouldn't have been a name that leapt off the page for Irish fans'

Will Addison recently signed a new two-year deal to keep him with Ulster.

Saracens bring in Wales scrum-half Aled Davies on a three-year deal

The club will play in the second tier of English rugby next season due to their salary cap infringements.

Return of Western Force confirmed for Aussie-based Super Rugby tournament

It is still not clear if Japan’s Sunwolves will feature.

Rugby - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Munster prop Brian Scott forced into premature retirement

The former Ireland U20 international has had a two-year battle with injury.

Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

Sportswriting chat, GAA icons, a coaching masterclass and another journey through space and time.

Rugby - Monday 25 May, 2020

How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable'

The Munster playmaker is the ideal man to act as a second playmaker in the backline.

'If players refuse to take a pay cut then they will lose credibility'

Eddie O’Sullivan says ‘rugby’s financial model has been a catastrophe’ but he believes the IRFU will survive this crisis.