The league’s top two ranked nations have cited “player welfare and safety” during the coronavirus pandemic as compelling reasons to delay the event until next year.
Coronavirus has killed more than 2.47 million people and infected over 111.9 million globally. Here are virus-related developments for February 22:
The sacking comes after revelations that the players had made racist comments on social media between 2011 and 2013.
England climb to the top of the northern hemisphere's showcase rugby tournament with a 34-5 win away to Italy during the second of the day's three games.
The world champions are withdrawing two weeks before kick-off, citing player welfare concerns and logistical difficulties after Covid-19 made it harder for international players to travel.
England has a chance to win the championship after organizers released dates for the four remaining matches postponed since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The sport’s governing body said Former England captain Bill Beaumont won by 28 votes to 23 against Agustin Pichot , the former Argentina scrumhalf who served as Beaumont's vice chairman since 2016.
England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) last month confirmed the end of the 2019-20 season for all league, cup and county rugby due to Covid-19 but the English Premiership was excluded.
France, who lost wing Vincent Rattez through injury, were always in control having beaten England 24-17 in a spectacular opener, but they will need to up their game again when they visit defending champions Wales in two weeks' time.
The switch would mark the fourth code-switch in Sonny Bill Williams' career, setting him to become the highest-paid player in either of rugby's two codes.
The last time England beat the All Blacks was in 2012, but both teams have changed and evolved their tactics since then.
The Japanese Grand Prix's entire Saturday track programme has been cancelled as powerful Typhoon Hagibis bears down on the Suzuka circuit. Two Rugby World Cup matches scheduled for the same day were also cancelled.
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