Competitive sport in England gets green light for Monday restart

After a near three-month shutdown, elite competitive sport in England can resume from Monday behind closed doors provided strict conditions are met, the government said on Saturday.

May 31, 2020, 09:49 AM IST

World Cup-winning rugby star Springbok Chester Williams dies aged 49

The death of the jinking winger, who scored 14 tries in 27 appearances for the Springboks, including four in a single test, comes just weeks before the World Cup kicks off in Japan. 

Sep 07, 2019, 12:23 PM IST

Japan has a 'beer problem' to deal with before hosting Rugby World Cup

How much beer is enough? That is what Japan is wondering as it gets set to welcome over 400,000 fans for the Rugby World Cup in September.

May 08, 2019, 17:49 PM IST

Michael Leitch: From 'the foreign kid' to captain of Japan's national rugby team

Now 30, Leitch is a Japanese citizen and the face of Japanese rugby. As captain of the national team, he`ll lead the Brave Blossoms when Japan hosts the Rugby World Cup in September and October.

Apr 25, 2019, 18:30 PM IST

Sports in India has changed in last 5 years: Rahul Bose

With more and more businessmen investing in sports academies under the Corporate Social Responsibility, things were expected to only get better, he noted. 

Nov 28, 2018, 22:15 PM IST

CBI busts gang that disguised minors as rugby players to smuggle them abroad

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), with the help of Interpol, busted a major human trafficking racket that smuggled minor children to foreign countries on Wednesday. 

Jan 03, 2018, 21:11 PM IST

Australian athletes detained in Rio Olympics 2016 for tampering with IDs

They were taken before a judge and let off in return for payment of 10,000 reais (US$3,120)fines.

Aug 20, 2016, 20:49 PM IST

Rio Olympics 2016: With no cricket at Games, here's what Sachin Tendulkar was watching on Day 1

Like rugby, the elite level of cricket is largely populated by a handful of former British colonies and the game is widely perceived as unfathomable by many outside that heartland.

Aug 07, 2016, 10:51 AM IST

RugbyL: Super League results

Super League result.

Mar 04, 2016, 03:38 AM IST

Don't mind sledging​ Virat Kohli to win match: AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers said that his forays into other sports have helped him mould into the cricketer that he is today.

Nov 12, 2015, 17:47 PM IST

Black Caps won`t top All Blacks, says Brendon McCullum

New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum accepted even the rare achievement of beating England in a Test match was unlikely to see his side supplant the mighty All Blacks in the nation`s sporting affections.

Jun 03, 2015, 07:20 AM IST

Prince Harry talks rugby, presses noses in New Zealand

Britain's Prince Harry arrived in New Zealand on Saturday for a weeklong visit and was soon talking about the country's prowess in rugby, pressing noses with indigenous Maori leaders, and laughing off marriage proposals.

May 09, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

It may not be all white on the night for England

England may be forced to launch their home rugby World Cup bid at Twickenham deprived of the chance of playing in their time-honoured white kit.

May 08, 2015, 03:13 AM IST

New Zealand's World Cup showing has brought masses back to cricket: Geoff Allott

Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott says the national team's performance in the World Cup has brought the "lost fans" back to the game, reinforcing cricket as the number one summer sport in the country.

Mar 27, 2015, 18:02 PM IST

RugbyU: Frenzied Six Nations sends out World Cup warning

The frenzied finale to the Six Nations that saw Ireland defend their title on an unprecedented day of 27 tries in three games comes as a timely reminder to the southern hemisphere giants ahead of this year`s Rugby World Cup.

Mar 23, 2015, 07:18 AM IST

McGregor thrilled by dominant Dragons

Paul McGregor can`t wait for the domestic season to start after his St George Illawarra Dragons saw off the challenge of Warrington Wolves in the World Club Series opener.

Feb 21, 2015, 07:11 AM IST

Match-fixing scrutiny for All Black Tests

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said Thursday it had contracted a specialist monitoring service to ensure match-fixing does not taint All Blacks, Super 15 or domestic rugby matches.

Feb 19, 2015, 10:52 AM IST

England fight back to beat Wales in Six Nations thriller

England bagged early World Cup bragging rights by clawing back a 10-point deficit to claim a thrilling 21-16 victory over Wales in the opening match of the Six Nations on Friday.

Feb 07, 2015, 04:52 AM IST

England`s Lawes to miss Six Nations openers - club

 England lock Courtney Lawes is set to miss the first few weeks of the upcoming Six Nations Championship because of an ankle injury, the Northampton second row`s club coach Jim Mallinder said Sunday.

Jan 19, 2015, 02:44 AM IST