Rugby

11:52 AM GMT Former England captain Chris Robshaw will leave Harlequins at the end of the season after 16 years at the club, the forward announced on Monday. The 33-year-old, who has been linked to a move overseas, was left out of England’s 2019 World Cup squad and earned the last of his 66 caps
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10:37 AM GMT Australian captain Sharni Williams says their side’s wet weather win against France to claim bronze at the Sydney Sevens went a way to proving their mettle after their collapse against Canada earlier in the day. Tries to Ellia Green and Demi Haynes in the first and second minute were all Australia needed
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5:38 PM GMT France winger Damian Penaud has been ruled out of Sunday’s Six Nations clash against England with a calf injury, French media reported on Saturday. French radio station RMC said Penaud picked up the injury during the captain’s run on Saturday. 1 Related They added he had been replaced in the starting XV
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2:05 PM GMT New France coach Fabien Galthie has named two uncapped players — Anthony Bouthier and Mohamed Haouas — for France’s Six Nations opening game against England on Sunday. Galthie has largely trusted the more experienced players on his side with Bouthier and Haouas the only two of 19 uncapped players in the squad
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11:19 AM GMT Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has made 10 changes to the team that lost to Japan in the Rugby World Cup for their Six Nations opener against Ireland. Edinburgh’s Nick Haining will make his Test debut while Ali Price and Sean Maitland replace the recently retired Greig Laidlaw and Tommy Seymour. TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT
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3:52 PM GMT ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Saracens interim chief executive Edward Griffiths has resigned after less than a month in the role, the Gallagher Premiership have announced. Griffiths had re-signed as chief executive on a one-year contract, having previously left in 2015, after Nigel Wray retired earlier this month. 1
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10:29 PM GMT Sam Bruce Close ESPN Associate Editor Sam was brought up on long drives and the dusty fields of north-west New South Wales, where he developed his love of rugby from an early age. He joined ESPNscrum after a five-year stint heading up Fox Sports Australia’s digital rugby coverage. Brittany Mitchell Close ESPN
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12:10 AM GMT In the shortest lead up to a Super Rugby season ever, season 25 kicks off in January with a full round of matches played from Friday night all the way through to Sunday morning. 2020 introduces earlier kick off times across the New Zealand conference and Australia conference, but the structure of
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