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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# 2021

All time
# Coronavirus
Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'
The British Prime Minister said today that the previous regime of restrictions did not do enough to tackle the virus.
# tourist
'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.
# options open
No formal discussions yet as Wales boss Pivac says 2021 Six Nations could be delayed
Tournament organisers are considering all options amidst serious financial worries within the sport.
# Signed Up
Dublin duo to return to Melbourne for 2021 season due to 'unfinished business'
Sinead Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy are heading back to Melbourne.
# fixture decongestion
GPA will reportedly propose shortened inter-county season with July climax
The GAA’s Fixture Calendar Review Task Force is due to meet this month and RTÉ report that the GPA will submit plans for a 23-week inter-county season.
# Options
Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.
# 2021
Malahide-based Euro T20 Slam pushed back again
‘Even if it takes until the third time of asking, we still very much believe,’ Cricket Ireland’s Warren Deutrom said of the luckless project.
Former world champion Alonso set for F1 return three years after walking away
The 38-year-old Spaniard will make his comeback with Renault in 2021.
# Calendar
SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered
South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.
# bring it on
'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'
Former Springboks wing Bryan Habana is excited about the 2021 Lions series.
# 2021
'We can't postpone it again': Olympic official preparing for problematic Games
John Coates hopes that plans can be put in place if the pandemic is contained by October.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads choose their midfields and back threes.
# tax liability
Workers on wage subsidy scheme will have to pay tax back on it
Revenue says, generally, people won’t be hit by big tax bills next year.
# 2021 vision
No decision made on rearranged Euro 2020 name as Uefa apologise for 'tweet sent by mistake'
The European football body said earlier that Euro 2020 would keep its name despite being played in 2021.
# GMac
Graeme McDowell to host the Irish Open in 2020 and 2021
The former US Open winner succeeds Paul McGinley.
# Tourists
2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks
Rassie Erasmus wants the Boks to become a consistent force between now and then.
# gats
Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021
The Wales boss was proud of his side’s effort in their World Cup semi-final defeat to the Springboks.
# New Era
Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand
This change will be applied to their Sevens World Cup competitions as well.
# Deja Vu
Warren Gatland set for 2021 Lions role - report
A British newspaper says the board hoped to agree terms with the experienced New Zealander within a month.