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  • Wallabies escape maelstrom for European tour

    Wallabies escape maelstrom for European tour

    24 Oct 2014 06:16

    The Wallabies left Friday for a five-match European tour, relishing the chance to escape the dramas and turmoil that have swamped Australian rugby.Fly-half Bernard Foley said the goal was a restorative, rare European clean sweep to expun

  • Weakened Kangaroos face Four Nations test of supremacy

    Weakened Kangaroos face Four Nations test of supremacy

    24 Oct 2014 03:31

    New Zealand and England have their best chance to end injury-hit Australia's international dominance in the Four Nations tournament kicking off on Saturday.The Kangaroos, the World Cup and Four Nations holders, have been weakened by the

  • Waratahs inspire ball-in-hand Golden Lions

    Waratahs inspire ball-in-hand Golden Lions

    24 Oct 2014 01:16

    Golden Lions will draw inspiration from Super 15 champions New South Wales Waratahs when they face Western Province Saturday in the South African Currie Cup final.The Sydney outfit became southern hemisphere champions for the first time

  • Wilkinson admits he'd 'had enough' of rugby

    Wilkinson admits he'd 'had enough' of rugby

    16 Oct 2014 13:16

    Jonny Wilkinson has revealed that he retired at the end of last season because he'd simply had enough of the training needed to be a top level r

  • All Blacks wary of besieged Wallabies

    All Blacks wary of besieged Wallabies

    16 Oct 2014 06:01

    The All Blacks are fearing a backlash from the beleaguered Wallabies in this weekend's final Bledisloe Cup Test, coach Steve Hansen said on Thur

  • Welsh stars keen to return home, says Gatland

    Welsh stars keen to return home, says Gatland

    14 Oct 2014 18:46

    Some of the Welsh rugby stars who flocked to France for far bigger pay packets are keen to return home, claimed Wales coach Warren Gatland on Tu

  • Cooper back on bench for embattled Wallabies

    Cooper back on bench for embattled Wallabies

    14 Oct 2014 03:46

    Mercurial fly-half Quade Cooper was among the reserves named Tuesday for the embattled Wallabies with Adam Ashley-Cooper chosen for his 100th Te

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  • Dusautoir hopes Toulouse bubble doesn't burst against Bath

    Dusautoir hopes Toulouse bubble doesn't burst against Bath

    23 Oct 2014 00:46

    France captain Thierry Dusautoir's contract with Toulouse terminates at the end of the season and the club skipper is hoping his eight-year spell there climaxes with another European Cup trophy.The Ivory Coast-born flanker -- who turns 3

  • Rokoduguni gets England call as Robshaw retains captaincy

    Rokoduguni gets England call as Robshaw retains captaincy

    22 Oct 2014 13:16

    Bath's Fijian-born British Army solider Semesa Rokoduguni was one of three uncapped players included in the England squad named by coach Stuart Lancaster on Wednesday for next month's internationals at Twickenham.The dashing wing forced

  • Waratahs hero Cheika takes charge at wounded Wallabies

    Waratahs hero Cheika takes charge at wounded Wallabies

    22 Oct 2014 05:46

    No-nonsense coach Michael Cheika took over at the Wallabies on Wednesday vowing to rally the shell-shocked side after the stunning walkout of Ewen McKenzie.The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) heaped praise on the 47-year-old at a press conf

  • Dusautoir hopes to crown career with World Cup

    Dusautoir hopes to crown career with World Cup

    22 Oct 2014 00:31

    Captaining France to their first ever World Cup trophy in England next year would set the seal on flanker Thierry Dusautoir's stellar career he said on Tuesday.The Ivory Coast-born Toulouse star -- who turns 33 in November --- has not en

  • Singapore slung as Maori All Blacks scrap game over pitch

    Singapore slung as Maori All Blacks scrap game over pitch

    21 Oct 2014 07:31

    Singapore's new National Stadium suffered fresh embarrassment Tuesday when the Maori All Blacks scrapped their November 15 match against Asia Pacific Dragons over the poor state of its pitch.New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) officials said

  • Cheika agrees to coach Wallabies - report

    Cheika agrees to coach Wallabies - report

    20 Oct 2014 06:31

    Super Rugby-winning coach Michael Cheika has agreed to take charge of the Wallabies after the shock resignation of Ewen McKenzie and is negotiating the details, a report said on Monday.McKenzie dropped his bombshell shortly after New Zea

  • Kiwis slam Aussie juniors' haka response

    Kiwis slam Aussie juniors' haka response

    20 Oct 2014 06:31

    New Zealand rugby league bosses have criticised Australia's "disrespectful" response to the traditional haka pre-match challenge after it almost sparked an all-in brawl at a junior international in Auckland.The Junior Kangaroos linked ar

  • Ten newcomers in Kangaroos' Four Nations squad

    Ten newcomers in Kangaroos' Four Nations squad

    14 Oct 2014 02:16

    Newcastle teenager Sione Mata'utia and South Sydney grand final heroes Alex Johnston and Dylan Walker were among 10 newcomers named in Australia's 24-man squad Tuesday for this month's Four Nations rugby league tournament.The Kangaroos h

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