Rugby

10:57 AM BST ESPN staff Rugby Australia and Football Australia are investigating allegations of misbehavior from athletes on the flight home from the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Australian Olympic Committee was made aware of incidents involving the men’s rugby sevens team and the Olyroos on the Japan Airlines flight on July 30. It’s believed the
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2:58 PM BST British & Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has been cleared of biting a South African opponent in Saturday’s second test, World Rugby announced on Tuesday. Sinckler appeared before a hearing via video conference on Tuesday and denied that he had committed any foul play. 1 Related Sinckler was cited “for an act
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12:00 PM BST The British & Irish Lions have made six changes for their series decider against South Africa on Saturday. With the series poised at 1-1, the two teams face off in Cape Town to decide who takes the 2021 tour. 1 Related Josh Adams, Liam Williams, Bundee Aki, Ali Price, Ken Owens and
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2:13 PM BST Warren Gatland said he was disappointed the British & Irish Lions had been called out by World Rugby over alleged comments about match officials in the test series against South Africa that has been overshadowed by off-field complaints. South Africa Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has been called to a misconduct hearing
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8:12 PM BST South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus have been called to a misconduct hearing after his hour-long video critique of the match officials following the first test loss to the British & Irish Lions, World Rugby said on Monday. The global governing body has expressed concern that “individuals from both teams have
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11:51 AM BST British & Irish Lions fullback Stuart Hogg has denied he bit rival Willie le Roux on the arm during Saturday’s 27-9 defeat to South Africa after accusations surfaced on social media following the match. A scuffle involving most of the players on the pitch took place in an ill-tempered first half, leading
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7:19 PM BST South Africa’s backs Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am scored second half tries as the Springboks beat the British & Irish Lions 27-9 to win Saturday’s second test at the Cape Town Stadium and level the series. Handre Pollard added five penalties and a conversion for a 17-point contribution while the Lions’ points
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6:29 PM BST South Africa assistant Mzwandile Stick accused British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland of “destroying the dignity of the series” following his reported fury at the appointment of Marius Jonker as Television Match Official (TMO) for the first test. South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has been under fire for an
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10:25 AM BST Rugby Australia has criticised what it termed the abuse of referee Nic Berry by South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus following the first test between the Springboks and British & Irish Lions in Cape Town. Erasmus used 26 clips in an hour-long video critique of the match officials’ performance in Saturday’s
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1:24 PM BST South Africa’s director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, posted an hour-long video on Twitter on Thursday airing his grievances over the refereeing in the first test of the British & Irish Lions tour, before saying he would “step away” for the last two tests. The Boks and Lions have each repeatedly voiced their
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4:12 AM BST Fiji defeated New Zealand 27-12 to claim the gold medal in the Olympic Rugby Sevens at the Tokyo Stadium on Wednesday, retaining the title they won in Rio de Janeiro five years ago. Argentina earned the bronze medal with a 17-12 victory over Britain, sparking wild scenes of celebration from the South
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