Rugby

A Western Force team could be back in action by as early as April after RugbyWA was handed back the franchise’s licence and intellectual property. RugbyWA came out of voluntary administration on Friday after Rugby Australia waived a legal debt of more than $1 million. RA spent about $1.7 million in legal costs after RugbyWA
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It is unlikely that David Strettle will be knocking on doors in Hendon when he returns to Saracens with Clermont Sunday. Had he done so following either of his two Aviva Premiership-winning campaigns with the north London club, though, the winger doubts it would have elicited much excitement. Strettle, 34, arrives back at Allianz Park
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5:08 PM GMT ESPN staff The Champions Cup returns with some mouthwatering clashes, but injuries from the recent autumn internationals have had an impact. ESPN brings you the latest team news ahead of the weekend’s round three action. FRIDAY Glasgow Warriors vs. Montpeller Scotstoun Stadium, 7:45 p.m. Scotland centre Huw Jones will make his Glasgow
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Andrew Forrest’s hopes of launching the Indo Pacific Rugby Championship in 2019 have hit a roadblock, with Rugby Australia still refusing to give the competition its permanent endorsement. Forrest’s team, which includes former Western Force skipper Matt Hodgson, has been in negotiations with the governing body for months. The IPRC needs to be endorsed by
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London Irish captain David Paice has received a five-week ban following his red card against Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership. Paice, 34, was sent off just before half-time in Saturday’s 39-15 defeat for dangerous charging and making contact with the head of opposing skipper Willi Heinz. Paice appeared before an independent disciplinary panel Wednesday —
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