World Cup-winning eighthman Duane Vermeulen, who recently arrived back in South Africa from Japan, delivered a special message to all Italian citizens affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
South Africa-born forward Johan Meyer talks to MARIETTE ADAMS about the drastic changes to life in his adopted country, Italy, which has been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.
World Rugby have confirmed that the U20 Championships set to be held in northern Italy has been cancelled after meeting with the Italian Rugby Federation.
England’s Six Nations match against Italy on 14 March will reportedly be postponed after an emergency meeting of the tournament chiefs.
The IRFU has decided to postpone next weekend’s Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The two PRO14 matches scheduled to take place in Italy this coming weekend have been postponed because of the threat posed by the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak.
France climbed to fifth in the World Rugby rankings following their 27-23 win over Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
Captain Stuart Hogg played an influential role to help Scotland claim a hard-fought 17-0 win over Italy in Rome on Saturday.
England remain well-placed to spoil Ireland’s Triple Crown party and challenge France for the Six Nations title, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Ireland climbed to fourth in the World Rugby rankings following their 24-14 win over Wales in Dublin on Saturday.