Rugby

2:09 PM GMT South Africa hooker Schalk Brits announced his retirement from all forms of rugby on Wednesday, the second time the 38-year-old has brought down the curtain on his career. Brits retired in May 2018 after leaving Saracens but was lured back by Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus and helped them lift the Rugby World
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10:35 PM GMT ESPN staff New Zealand’s five Super Rugby franchises have unveiled their squads for the 2020 Super Rugby season, which kicks off on Jan. 31. Check out the full lists below. BLUES Forwards: Kurt Eklund, Ray Niuia, James Parsons, Alex Hodgman, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Sione Mafileo, Marcel Renata, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti,
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8:14 AM GMT Beauden Barrett’s name was up in lights as usual when New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams unveiled their squads for 2020 but mystery still surrounds how much the Blues will see of the star playmaker. There was an air of predictability around the five squad announcements at an event in Auckland on Tuesday,
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7:36 AM BST Cheslin Kolbe has recovered from an ankle injury sustained against Italy to be named in South Africa’s starting XV for their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against tournament hosts Japan on Sunday. The speedy right winger, who scored two tries against Italy, missed the Springboks’ final Pool B match against Canada as a
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9:20 AM BST Former Junior Wallabies captain and ex-Waratahs outside back Andrew Kellaway has signed with the Melbourne Rebels for the 2020 Super Rugby season. The 24-year-old will arrive for pre-season training in November after a recent spell with the Northampton Saints (England) and Counties Manukau (New Zealand) looking to add to his 25 Super
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8:38 AM BST England will host four Test matches at Twickenham Stadium in autumn 2020, with Australia, New Zealand and Argentina set to make the trip to London for the Quilter Internationals. Eddie Jones’ squad will kick off its campaign against New Zealand on Nov. 7 before meeting Argentina — whom they defeated in the
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