"I have no regrets making that call, but yes, I would love to stay on. I really feel attached to the team and it is an honour to have this role as the coach of Australia. I take it with a lot of pride and a lot of honour. But, like I said, I made my call and have to stand by what I said." … [Read more...] about Michael Cheika quits as Australia head coach after crashing out of Rugby World Cup
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“Les had to fight tremendously hard for the game and for the immigrants, like my parents, who came to Australia with nothing for a better life,” she said. “They were able to establish an identity through Les and through the game and within the country – so, I’m glad.” … [Read more...] about SBS presenter Lucy Zelić hits back at abuse for World Cup pronunciation
The fear, which turned out to be well founded, was that competition would hasten the end of amateurism and risk the game being run by those who did not have its best interests at heart. As Davies said, the IRFB then had three functions, which were carried out at its yearly meeting, often held in a gentleman’s club: the laws of the game, a framework for international fixtures and the maintenance of the game’s amateur status “with which they were becoming increasingly preoccupied”. … [Read more...] about Rugby should look at 1987 World Cup and take another leap into unknown
MLR ended its third season after just five rounds, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and amid rumours of financial problems. The Colorado Raptors, a foundation team, have withdrawn. A project in Hawaii backed by a group of ex-All Blacks will not play in 2021 as planned. Missing a payment deadline, the Hawaii operation questioned the league’s financial health and ability to survive Covid-19. … [Read more...] about USA Rugby announces steps towards World Cup bid, backed by MLR owners
Many more are keeping up to date with sporting events via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and to appeal to these audiences, sports tournaments will have to keep an eye on esports and continue to diversify and innovate in their use of these channels. The recent Fifa Women’s World Cup was a good example, with several teams and star players running busy social media feeds throughout the competition, sharing video and interacting with fans. Megan Rapinoe drew huge global attention to the event with her personality and media presence. She is a truly modern sports star: an outspoken digital native with something to say other than: “I’m over the moon, the lads have done great.” … [Read more...] about What can traditional sports learn from the Fortnite World Cup?