England v Barbarians: Thirteen Barbarians players charged by RFU after coronavirus protocol breached (BBC)

BBC: England v Barbarians: Thirteen Barbarians players charged by RFU after coronavirus protocol breached. “Thirteen unnamed Barbarians players have been charged by the Rugby Football Union after Sunday’s game against England was cancelled because of coronavirus protocol breaches. Players face a range of charges including ‘individual breaches of the protocols’ and ‘providing false statements during an investigation’, the RFU said.

Phys .org: Study points to ‘unintended consequences’ of heavy data surveillance in rugby

Phys .org: Study points to ‘unintended consequences’ of heavy data surveillance in rugby. “A ‘Big Brother’ data culture in rugby driven by performance management threatens to create heightened distrust, anxiety and insecurity among players, according to a new study. The qualitative research, based on interviews with 10 players, coaches and analysts at an English Premiership club, suggests that data culture in the professional game can have unintended negative consequences on team morale.”