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# sabbatical - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Pandemic-imposed time-out a world away from rugby's successful sabbaticals

Richie McCaw is one of a few high-profile rugby players to sit out six months to prolong his career. Covid-19 provides no such certainty for the current crop.

# sabbatical - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby

The 31-year-old tweeted that she is training for her emergency medicine qualification in Wales.

# sabbatical - Sunday 16 June, 2019

41-year-old Buffon considers taking year off after rejecting PSG offer

The veteran goalkeeper has revealed his reasons for turning down an ‘attractive offer’ of another 12 months in France.

# sabbatical - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Allegri to prioritise personal life and take a year away from football

The Italian was forced out of Turin after pressure mounted on his position following failure in the Champions League quarter-finals against Ajax

# sabbatical - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'I love the land, I love the people and I’m optimistic for what Zimbabwe can become'

David Pocock showed no ill effects on his return to Test rugby against Ireland last weekend.

# sabbatical - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Ben Smith to take sabbatical from All Blacks for rest of the year

A clause in his contract allows the fullback to step away from the international team like Richie McCaw and Dan Carter have done previously.

# sabbatical - Monday 1 June, 2015

Rest easy, Brendan - Jurgen Klopp won't be taking over at Liverpool any time soon

The in-demand manager wants to recharge his batteries.

# sabbatical - Monday 6 October, 2014

Michael Phelps is taking (another) break from swimming

Is this the end of his era?

# sabbatical - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

All Blacks' Carter to return from sabbatical with local club Southbridge

The 32-year-old will play 40 minutes in the Luisetti Seeds Division One play-off match against Glenmark.

# sabbatical - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Pep would leap at the chance to coach Brazil, reveals loose-lipped confidant

For goodness’ sake, the man just wants to relax with his family in New York.

# sabbatical - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From Bishop John McAreavey takes break for "personal renewal" Sabbatical

Bishop John McAreavey takes break for "personal renewal"

The Bishop is the uncle to John McAreavey, whose wife Michaela was murdered while on honeymoon in Mauritius in January 2011.

# sabbatical - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Eric Elwood: If I won Euromillions I'd sign Richie McCaw myself

The Connacht coach would love to draft in the All Black captain but admits he may have to find a blank cheque.

# sabbatical - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Reports: Eric Elwood to step down as Connacht coach

The western province are said to be on the hunt for a new head coach.