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From The42 World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’ Warning

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

From TheJournal.ie 'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak Covid-19 This post contains videos

'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews blamed the continuing rise in cases on people flouting stay-at-home orders.

From TheJournal.ie Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far Covid-19

Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far

Thirteen deaths and 723 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Victoria State alone.

From The42 Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup Campaign

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup

Australia are the current favourites to host the tournament.

From TheJournal.ie Australia hits record daily increase with 501 new Covid-19 cases New Cases

Australia hits record daily increase with 501 new Covid-19 cases

Most of the cases were reported in Victoria state.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge Pubs

Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Three pubs were closed after being linked to outbreaks or failing to comply with social distancing requirements.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country Melbourne

Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country

Australia closed its international borders to all but returning citizens and permanent residents in late March, but a quota on numbers is in place.

From TheJournal.ie World snowboarding champion Alex Pullin dies while spearfishing in Australia Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin

World snowboarding champion Alex Pullin dies while spearfishing in Australia

“His enthusiasm was infectious and his impact on Olympic sport can’t be overstated.”

From TheJournal.ie Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown Lockdown

Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown

Australia yesterday confirmed a further 134 infections in the past 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases Covid-19

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases

Australia will also effectively seal off the wider state of Victoria from the rest of the country.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike Clusters

Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike

Victoria – home to more than 6.6 million people – announced a record 127 new cases today.

From TheJournal.ie South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases Africa

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

From TheJournal.ie Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown England

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown

Non-essential shops will be closed from today as Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks to shift focus to the recovery from the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stop it, it's ridiculous': Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop virus panic buying Charmin' Behaviour

'Stop it, it's ridiculous': Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop virus panic buying

Prime Minister Scott Morrison scolded those who were panic buying.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide Pandemic

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to deploy 1,000 troops to Melbourne virus outbreak Coronavirus

Australia to deploy 1,000 troops to Melbourne virus outbreak

Victoria state has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, recording almost 150 new infections over the past week.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns Coronavirus

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.

From The42 Wallaby Kurtley Beale released from Waratahs contract Racing Chance

Wallaby Kurtley Beale released from Waratahs contract

Beale is headed for Racing 92 earlier than planned.

From The42 Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test Red Handed

Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test

The AFL has banned contact training for large groups while Tyrone’s McKenna is coming under huge scrutiny.

From The42 Ex-Wallabies boss Cheika plays down link with English club Gloucester On The Market

Ex-Wallabies boss Cheika plays down link with English club Gloucester

The former Leinster head coach is currently a consultant for rugby league’s Sydney Roosters.

From TheJournal.ie Australian state of Victoria rolls back on easing restrictions as Covid-19 cases begin to rise again BALANCING ACT

Australian state of Victoria rolls back on easing restrictions as Covid-19 cases begin to rise again

Victoria’s premier said he was ‘frustrated’ and ‘disappointed’ at the increase, although relatively small, in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Australia under 'malicious' cyber attacks from state actor Cyber Attack

Australia under 'malicious' cyber attacks from state actor

Suspicions immediately fell on Beijing, which has recently slapped trade sanctions on Australian products.

From The42 Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board Down Under

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board

Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.

From The42 Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure Home

Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure

The 27-year-old spent two seasons with the western province.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media No Thanks

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Australia is set to unveil plans to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue they earn from news featured in their services.

From The42 A newspaper ad, a move from Cork to Australia and winning Group 1 races during Covid-19 crisis Johnny Allen

A newspaper ad, a move from Cork to Australia and winning Group 1 races during Covid-19 crisis

Jockey Johnny Allen on his journey from Cork to winning high-profile races in Australia.

From TheJournal.ie Crowds of up to 10,000 set to be allowed into Australian sports stadiums next month Easing Restrictions

Crowds of up to 10,000 set to be allowed into Australian sports stadiums next month

The news comes as New Zealand prepares to welcome back fans at its Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament.

From The42 Australia's Super Rugby competition confirmed for 3 July kick-off Coronavirus

Australia's Super Rugby competition confirmed for 3 July kick-off

Innovation and ‘a new brand of rugby’ has been promised by Rugby Australia CEO Rob Clarke.

From The42 The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia Interview

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.

From The42 Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise Behind Closed Doors

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.

From TheJournal.ie Family of Irish teenager who fell to his death in Australia ask for candles to be lit in his memory Cian English

Family of Irish teenager who fell to his death in Australia ask for candles to be lit in his memory

Cian English (19) died while trying to flee a group of armed robbers, police have alleged

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 cluster discovered on cargo ship at Australian west coast port Australia

Covid-19 cluster discovered on cargo ship at Australian west coast port

Six of 48 crew members from the Al Kuwait tested positive for the virus.

From The42 IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia Covid-19

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia

To no great surprise, the two games against the Wallabies which were scheduled for July have been pulled.

From The42 Western Force set to return as Australia plans for rugby restart in July Plan B

Western Force set to return as Australia plans for rugby restart in July

Sanzaar suspended Super Rugby in mid-March after the coronavirus pandemic closed international borders.

From TheJournal.ie 'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases Coronavirus

'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases

Cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand and Australia remain low.

From TheJournal.ie Five people taken to hospital after stabbing spree in Australian shopping centre Pilbara

Five people taken to hospital after stabbing spree in Australian shopping centre

Police said the suspect was shot dead after tasers failed to subdue him.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real Factcheck

Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real

The false message originated in Australia but is being widely shared here.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to Irish woman who died in Australia crash on Sunday Rosanna Neff

Tributes paid to Irish woman who died in Australia crash on Sunday

Rosanna Neff (33) was from Dublin and had been living in Australia prior to her death.

From TheJournal.ie Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Thousands of patients will be recruited across the two countries.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue Digital Platforms

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

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