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  • Australia gives green light to sabbaticals

    Australia gives green light to sabbaticals

    28 Aug 2014 02:31

    Australian rugby Thursday gave the green light to one-year sabbaticals for top internationals, easing strict eligibility rules in a bid to halt a drift of talent overseas.The change was approved by the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) board

  • Clermont set to feel full force of Aussie star Mowen

    Clermont set to feel full force of Aussie star Mowen

    28 Aug 2014 00:31

    Former Australia captain Ben Mowen looks set to be given his Top 14 debut by Montpellier coach Fabien Galthie in the crowd pleasing away clash with unbeaten Clermont on Friday.Mowen, who announced in January that after just three months

  • All Black coach defends Sonny Bill rule change

    All Black coach defends Sonny Bill rule change

    27 Aug 2014 01:16

    New Zealand coach Steve Hansen on Wednesday defended special treatment given to code-swapper Sonny Bill Williams, saying it was needed to ensure he is ready to join the All Blacks' World Cup defence next year.Williams, who is returning t

  • Jones joins Cardiff after snubbing Ospreys

    Jones joins Cardiff after snubbing Ospreys

    19 Aug 2014 15:16

    Cardiff Blues confirmed the signing of Wales prop Adam Jones on Tuesday, after he rejected the offer of a new contract from their regional rival

  • Wallabies unchanged for Eden Park assault

    Wallabies unchanged for Eden Park assault

    19 Aug 2014 03:01

    Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie named an unchanged line-up Tuesday for this week's return clash with the All Blacks after ending the world champio

  • IRB vow to do everything to grow women's rugby

    IRB vow to do everything to grow women's rugby

    18 Aug 2014 10:01

    World rugby union's governing body, the IRB, has vowed to do 'everything' to grow the women's game in the wake of a highly successful World Cup

  • Australia Test star Boyd out for season with depression

    Australia Test star Boyd out for season with depression

    14 Aug 2014 06:46

    Australia Test back Darius Boyd has completed treatment for depression but will not play for the Newcastle Knights in the NRL again this season,

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  • Castres sign Tuatara-Morrison on three-month deal

    Castres sign Tuatara-Morrison on three-month deal

    26 Aug 2014 11:46

    French Top 14 side Castres have parachuted in Australia back Chris Tuatara-Morrison on a three month deal as cover for injured former All Black Sitiveni Sivivatu."It was important to shore up the squad in the centre quickly following Siv

  • England get extra home comfort at 2015 World Cup

    England get extra home comfort at 2015 World Cup

    26 Aug 2014 09:16

    Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage as they bid to win the 2015 World Cup after it was announced Tuesday they would be at their regular training base for most of the event.The Pennyhill Park hotel in Bagshot, sou

  • New Zealand Rugby bans fireworks after mishap

    New Zealand Rugby bans fireworks after mishap

    25 Aug 2014 03:46

    New Zealand rugby chiefs on Monday suspended all pre-match fireworks as authorities investigate an accident before last weekend's All Blacks-Wallabies Test that left three people injured.New Zealand fan Cecilia Wang was hospitalised with

  • McGregor gets Dragons coach job for next three seasons

    McGregor gets Dragons coach job for next three seasons

    22 Aug 2014 09:01

    Former captain Paul McGregor has been appointed the head coach of the St George Illawarra Dragons for the next three National Rugby League seasons, the club said on Friday.McGregor, who was the interim head coach of the Dragons following

  • Spotlight on ref as All Blacks, Wallabies clash

    Spotlight on ref as All Blacks, Wallabies clash

    22 Aug 2014 07:46

    The All Blacks and Wallabies sought pre-match talks with referee Romain Poite on Friday as they try to avoid giving away penalties in their highly anticipated return Rugby Championship Test.With both sides smarting from last week's 12-12

  • Salta weather forecast lifts Pumas, Springboks

    Salta weather forecast lifts Pumas, Springboks

    22 Aug 2014 01:01

    Argentina and South Africa have been cheered by the weather forecast as they prepare for a Rugby Championship second-round match in provincial city Salta Saturday.It is expected to be clear and warm at the 20,000-seat Estadio Padre Ernes

  • Moon rises above Leeds' Cup history

    Moon rises above Leeds' Cup history

    22 Aug 2014 00:46

    Leeds go into the Challenge Cup final against Yorkshire rivals Castleford at Wembley on Saturday desperate to end a 15-year hoodoo but for Joel Moon history means nothing.The Australian former New Zealand Warriors centre is in only his s

  • Ref admitted Test blunders, says All Blacks coach

    Ref admitted Test blunders, says All Blacks coach

    21 Aug 2014 02:46

    All Blacks coach Steve Hansen Thursday said referee Jaco Peyper admitted a series of blunders during last week's record-denying Test draw with Australia -- but added it was no excuse for his team's poor performance.Coach Steve Hansen, wh

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