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

Match Report - Hull 29 - 34 Catalans

Catalans Dragons snatched a last-gasp 34-29 victory at Hull FC as Israel Folau made his first Super League appearance in England. Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia last May for making anti-LGBT+ comments on social media, made a try-scoring debut for Catalans during their 36-18 home victory against Castleford last month but struggled to make an impact at the KCOM Stadium. Hull ran in 24 unanswered points either side

Alun Wyn Jones backs Wayne Pivac in defiant message

‘You have to graft… change is the most difficult thing’: Alun Wyn Jones backs Wayne Pivac in defiant message as Wales captain looks to prevent three defeats on the spin ahead of blockbuster showdown with England Wales travel to Twickenham next week to take on England in the Six Nations  The 2019 champions have lost their last two games and tension is growing  Under Warren Gatland, the Welsh side never

AFL well-placed for any coronavirus shock: McLachlan

The AFL has only "limited exposure" to the coronavirus and is well-placed to weather any economic shocks from the spread of the disease, according to AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan. McLachlan suggested that, as a domestic game played within this country, the coronavirus posed fewer business risks for the AFL than sports that were more international. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.Credit:AAP His views follow fears that the Olympic Games in Tokyo –