The angry anti-vaccination activist wife of a rugby ace has lashed out at the compulsory flu shots being given to players in Australia, citing "corruption" and claiming that many players feel their human rights are being violated.
The days of huge numbers flocking to watch sport seem a distant memory now, but we might only just be seeing the effects of crowds congregating at stadiums and arenas a few weeks ago. Here are five events that ran the risk.
It is often said that rugby is a hooligan's game played by gentleman but whoever coined that particular phrase probably wasn't talking about England's Joe Marler, after a particularly eye-watering video went viral on social media.
World Rugby, the governing body of rugby union, is set to introduce "rugby-specific" rules for transgender players which are set to run against the policies previously announced by the International Olympic Committee.
The remarkable run of the Japanese team in the Rugby World Cup has been one of the big stories of the tournament, and fans are going crazy trying to get their hands on the now-famous red and white hooped jerseys.