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  • Racing Metro's Dumoulin reveals Cecillon is father

    Racing Metro's Dumoulin reveals Cecillon is father

    30 Jan 2015 10:01

    Racing Metro's French international centre Alexandre Dumoulin has revealed he is the biological son of former France captain Marc Cecillon, who was jailed for murdering his wife.The 25-year-old Dumoulin revealed the news in French newspa

  • Italy replace injured Geldenhuys with Fuser

    Italy replace injured Geldenhuys with Fuser

    29 Jan 2015 14:16

    Benetton Treviso second row forward Marco Fuser has been called up for Italy's opening two tests of the upcoming Six Nations tournament following the withdrawal of Quintin Geldenhuys, it was announced Thursday.South African-born lock Gel

  • Burgess named in England Saxons team

    Burgess named in England Saxons team

    29 Jan 2015 14:01

    Rugby league convert Sam Burgess will make his international debut on Friday after being named in the second-string England Saxons team to face the Irish Wolfhounds in Cork.Burgess will partner Elliot Daly at centre and Saxons coach Jon

  • McCaw out as Carter, SBW reborn in the USA

    McCaw out as Carter, SBW reborn in the USA

    30 Oct 2014 06:01

    The All Blacks recalled star fly-half Dan Carter and code-hopping star Sonny Bill Williams Thursday but dropped captain Richie McCaw in a makesh

  • Williams a 'talented' mercenary, says ex-Blacks coach

    Williams a 'talented' mercenary, says ex-Blacks coach

    23 Oct 2014 05:31

    Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains on Thursday labelled code-hopping rugby star Sonny Bill Williams a mercenary, albeit a supremely talented o

  • Uncapped five in Cheika's first Wallaby squad

    Uncapped five in Cheika's first Wallaby squad

    22 Oct 2014 03:46

    New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika included five debutants in his first squad unveiled Wednesday for the November Tests in England, France, Irel

  • Deans backs Cheika to fill Wallabies hot seat

    Deans backs Cheika to fill Wallabies hot seat

    22 Oct 2014 00:31

    Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans on Wednesday endorsed Michael Cheika to take over the Australia job, saying the New South Wales mentor could

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  • England lock Parling signs for Exeter

    England lock Parling signs for Exeter

    29 Jan 2015 10:46

    England lock Geoff Parling will join Exeter from English Premiership rivals Leicester on a two-year contract at the end of the season, the Chiefs announced on Thursday.Parling, 31, has spent six years at Leicester, during which time he h

  • Former All Black Leonard joins Ospreys

    Former All Black Leonard joins Ospreys

    29 Jan 2015 10:31

    Former New Zealand international scrum-half Brendon Leonard has joined the Ospreys from Italian side Zebre on a three-year contract, the Welsh Celtic League club revealed on Thursday.The 29-year-old, who won 13 caps for the All Blacks, w

  • Police hold Toulon's Armitage as Chiocci cleared over fight

    Police hold Toulon's Armitage as Chiocci cleared over fight

    29 Jan 2015 10:01

    Toulon prop Xavier Chiocci has been released from police custody while flanker Steffon Armitage continued to be questioned on Thursday over a fight with another man last month, judicial sources said.Armitage, last season's European playe

  • Schmidt success no surprise to Cotter

    Schmidt success no surprise to Cotter

    29 Jan 2015 02:01

    Scotland coach Vern Cotter has said the success of his one-time protege Joe Schmidt was no surprise to him.Cotter is now preparing for his first Six Nations Championship and his presence means that 50 percent of the head coaches involved

  • Proud Parisse confident of Italy revival

    Proud Parisse confident of Italy revival

    29 Jan 2015 01:46

    Italy captain Sergio Parisse expects his side to more than justify their place in the forthcoming Six Nations Championship following a lacklustre campaign last year.Since becoming the 'sixth' nation in 2000, Italy have repeatedly found t

  • Toulon turn focus from Europe to Bayonne

    Toulon turn focus from Europe to Bayonne

    29 Jan 2015 01:46

    Toulon return to Top 14 action against Bayonne this weekend fresh from qualifying for the European Champions Cup but missing a host of players who have received international call-ups for the Six Nations.The defending champions currently

  • Wallabies sign up Horne, McMahon for two more years

    Wallabies sign up Horne, McMahon for two more years

    29 Jan 2015 01:01

    Australia, facing a star player exodus post-World Cup, have signed two-year contract extensions with 20-year-old back-row forward Sean McMahon and winger Rob Horne, who had been linked with a big money move to Europe.Both men will now re

  • Knee ligament damage for Italy lock Geldenhuys

    Knee ligament damage for Italy lock Geldenhuys

    28 Jan 2015 16:16

    Italy could be without Quintin Geldenhuys for their Six Nations Opener against Ireland after the Zebre lock suffered a knee ligament injury in training, it was announced Wednesday.The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) said the South African

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