Archive for the ‘Sports/Rugby’ Category

New Zealand rugby says it supports decision to nix Hamilton, Sydney events in 2021

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

New Zealand Rugby says its supports the decision to cancel the Hamilton and Sydney legs of the Sevens World Series in January because of uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wolfpack looking for new ownership with rugby club in limbo

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Majority owner David Argyle plans to step away from the Toronto Wolfpack with the transatlantic rugby league team, currently in limbo, entertaining new ownership offers.

Pair of World Rugby 7s events scrapped due to pandemic

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

World Rugby has scrapped the combined men's and women's events in Dubai and Cape Town, the first two rounds of next season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, due to the global pandemic.

Toronto Wolfpack pull out of remainder of rugby’s Super League season

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Toronto Wolfpack won't be taking the pitch when the Super League season resumes Aug. 2, citing "unexpected and overwhelming financial challenges" due to the global pandemic.

Super League working with Wolfpack over visa issue for imports

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Rugby league authorities say they are working with the Toronto Wolfpack to resolve a visa issue that could derail the transatlantic team's attempt to resume play in England this summer. The team is slated to resume Super League play on Aug. 2.

Rugby Canada cancels player payments due to virus, will require financial assistance

Friday, May 15th, 2020
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Citing financial pressures due to the global pandemic, Rugby Canada has cancelled "training support payments" for its centralized men's and women's players as of May 1.

Rugby Canada suspends ‘all sanctioned activities’ until at least April 10

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Rugby Canada has joined its hockey and soccer counterparts in suspending "all sanctioned rugby activities nationally" until at least April 10 due to COVID-19.

Wolfpack end losing streak with win over Huddersfield in Challenge Cup

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Gareth O'Brien kicked 10 points to help the Toronto Wolfpack bounce back from six straight Super League losses with a dominant 18-0 victory Wednesday over the Huddersfield Giants in the fifth round of the Coral Challenge Cup.

Bronze medal win thrills Vancouver fans at Canada 7s series

Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Team Canada provided thrills, heartbreak, and eventually a bronze medal at the HSBC Canada Sevens Rugby tournament.

Canada loses heartbreaker to Australia in Vancouver 7s semifinals

Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Canada gave up a pair of tries less than 30 seconds apart, then were denied a last-minute scoring chance in a loss to Australia during Sunday's semifinal at the HSBC Canada Sevens Rugby tournament in Vancouver.