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Friday, July 3, 2020

Premiership Rugby clubs can return to contact training on Monday in “significant milestone” towards the league’s planned resumption on August 15.

The Rugby Football Union is undertaking a review into the “historical context” of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – a favourite song among England supporters which has roots in American slavery.

Lord Myners has warned rugby union players it would be “foolhardy” to feel they need to go on strike after his review prompted clubs to announce a substantial cut to the salary cap from next season.

Premiership rugby stars could go on strike over contractual issues arising from the league’s expected confirmation of a reduction of next season’s salary cap by up to 25 per cent.

RFU chief Bill Sweeney has pointed to the success of rugby league to show that union could work as a summer sport.

Romford & Gidea Park have announced their first two signings for the 2020-21 season.

Premiership Rugby has announced its plan to resume the Gallagher Premiership season on August 15.

England’s three-match Ashes series with Australia has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The European Tour will resume in July with a run of six tournaments over six weeks in the UK, but the Dutch Grand Prix has been put back until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Rugby Football Union chief executive Francis Baron believes a ‘Coronavirus Cup of World Rugby’ next summer could significantly ease the economic hardship facing the global game because of the pandemic.

The summer’s rugby union international schedule, including England’s tour of Japan, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney has described the prospect of the sport being postponed into 2021 as “catastrophic”.

Sports leaders will spell out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic at a parliamentary session next week.

Old Cooperians have begun their preparations for the 2020-21 London Three campaign with a key signing.

Romford & Gidea Park head coach Jordan Wigham admits his side being relegated without having the chance to complete the season is “a hard one to take”.

Final rugby tables revealed

Friday, April 3, 2020

The RFU has revealed the final placings for the 2019/20 rugby season, which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Following the early end of the 2019/20 rugby season in England due to the coronavirus pandemic, the RFU is announcing final league positions.

As with all sports, English rugby union has been brought to a halt by the coronavirus crisis, offering the opportunity to reflect on some of the greats the nation has produced down the years.

Upminster’s director of rugby Scott Murphy admits it is “disappointing” that his side will not be able to play their remaining games but accepts the decision to stop the season.

Romford & Gidea Park head coach Jordan Wigham has called on rugby clubs to accept the decision that is made on how the season will be ended.

All league rugby beneath the Gallagher Premiership has been brought to an end for the 2019-20 season, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

Old Cooperians’ director of rugby Andy Yarrow admits the break in action could not have come at a worse time for his side but accepts that people’s wellbeing must come first.

Following government advice today, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level.

Old Cooperians put Barking to the sword in a one-sided victory in London Three Essex at St Mary’s Lane on Saturday.

Romford & Gidea Park head coach Jordan Wigham praised the “work rate and desire” of his side despite a narrow 32-29 away defeat at Diss on Saturday.

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