Rugby

Harlequins vs Exeter result: Quins stun Chiefs with last-gasp penalty try

A last-gasp penalty try gave Harlequins a dramatic bonus-point victory over table toppers Exeter that breathed new life into their Gallagher Premiership season. Joe Simmonds’ one-man masterclass, including two tries, three penalties and three conversions, had looked like enough for the Chiefs in a topsy-turvy encounter at the Stoop. But Quins battered the line at the death as they chased a first league win in over a month and were

England can cope with any Six Nations coronavirus disruptions, says Jamie George

Jamie George insists England’s aborted World Cup match against France has prepared them to cope with any disruption caused by the spread of coronavirus. Ireland’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Italy on Saturday week has been postponed on the grounds of public health, placing England’s climax to the tournament in Rome on March 14 in doubt. A number of towns in northern Italy are in lock-down as part of a mounting

Cats coach floats 25m penalty for AFLW as costly 50m penalties mount

Geelong's AFLW coach Paul Hood wants the 50-metre penalty retained for the women's competition despite figures showing the huge impact it has on scoring in AFLW games. The rate of goals kicked directly after a 50-metre penalty in the first four rounds of the 2020 season has doubled that of the men's competition in 2019. Cats coach Paul Hood has floated the idea of a 25-metre penalty to be awarded

Six Nations chiefs meet in Paris to discuss growing threat of coronavirus crisis

Six Nations chiefs will meet in Paris today to discuss the coronavirus crisis and its growing impact on the championship. Concern has been heightened by the decision of the French government to ban all indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people. The same emergency cabinet meeting cancelled yesterday’s Paris Half Marathon and the city’s annual agricultural fair – but Ligue 1 football matches went ahead. The championship has already lost

Suns take biggest AFL slice

The Gold Coast Suns last year received the biggest slice of the AFL distribution, with the expansion club earning $27 million from the league. Fellow expansion club GWS are yet to declare how much they have received, but the Suns' slice of the total AFL distribution is expected to be biggest of all clubs. Gold Coast received the most funding from the AFL last year.Credit:AAP The Suns reported an overall

Powerhouse England centre Manu Tuilagi is out to check the Welsh

‘If I’m white, I’ll attack… I’m pretty much the same on the pitch!’: Manu Tuilagi reveals he’s become ‘obsessed’ with CHESS since the World Cup, but admits England team-mate Jonny May is ‘the grandmaster’  The England players have formed a chess league in camp at Pennyhill Park  Jonny May is providing the main competition for the powerhouse centre  Tuilagi could be reunited in the centre with Henry Slade against Wales Manu

Jamie George insists England can handle any coronavirus disruption

Jamie George says ­England’s response to their World Cup campaign being blown off-course by a typhoon has convinced them they can handle any coronavirus ­disruption. The decision by the Irish ­government to postpone ­Ireland’s home Six Nations ­fixture against Italy on Saturday week increases the likelihood of the plug being pulled on ­England’s match in Italy seven days later. The chances of that happening have not been helped by several

‘Special’ Israel Folau silences the boos in first game on English soil

Catalans boss Steve McNamara has hailed Israel Folau’s contribution after he helped the French team to a last-gasp 34-29 victory at Hull. The 30-year-old Australian was the centre of attention in what was his first English Super League appearance in England since signing a 12-month contract with Catalans after he was sacked by Rugby Australia last May for making homophobic comments on social media. Watch the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership

Why Latrell is already on track to become a bigger deal than GI

Latrell Mitchell has made such an immediate impression at South Sydney he is already on track to become an even bigger deal than fan favourite Greg Inglis. South Sydney boss Shane Richardson was heavily involved in luring Inglis and Mitchell to the Redfern club, and has been blown away by how quickly their latest rockstar signing has been embraced. Latrell Mitchell needed less than a minute to set up a