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  • Error-afflicted Chiefs still too good for Cheetahs

    Error-afflicted Chiefs still too good for Cheetahs

    28 Mar 2015 06:16

    A much-improved scrum in the second half steered an ill-disciplined Waikato Chiefs to a 37-27 win over the Central Cheetahs in Hamilton on Saturday.The Chiefs, the most penalised team in the competition, avoided the pitfall of fatigue th

  • NZ take first step to defending Hong Kong sevens title

    NZ take first step to defending Hong Kong sevens title

    27 Mar 2015 13:46

    Defending champions New Zealand strode past Scotland as the Hong Kong Sevens kicked off on Friday evening, with competition fierce for an Olympic place.The All Blacks took a 26-7 victory in front of a packed Hong Kong Stadium in their fi

  • Lions win third game on Australasian road trip

    Lions win third game on Australasian road trip

    27 Mar 2015 11:46

    Quade Cooper had a drop goal attempt charged down as South Africa's Golden Lions clung on for their third win in Brisbane on Friday, on their Australasian Super Rugby road trip.Former Wallaby fly-half Cooper, returning from a broken coll

  • Sexton could return for Irish against France

    Sexton could return for Irish against France

    06 Feb 2015 17:16

    Irish fly-half Jonathan Sexton could be fit enough to face France in the Six Nations after being sidelined since November to recover from a seri

  • Ex-Wallaby captain Pocock escapes conviction for protest

    Ex-Wallaby captain Pocock escapes conviction for protest

    04 Feb 2015 04:46

    Former Wallabies skipper David Pocock escaped conviction on Wednesday over a protest against an Australian coal mine in which he locked himself

  • Mas not yet ready to park the bus for good

    Mas not yet ready to park the bus for good

    04 Feb 2015 02:01

    Grizzled prop Nicolas Mas may be the grand old man of the French scrum but the player nicknamed the 'bus' is not yet ready to admit he has reach

  • Campese looks to follow family lead in England

    Campese looks to follow family lead in England

    04 Feb 2015 02:01

    Australia's David Campese enjoyed plenty of success in England, including winning the Rugby Union World Cup in 1991, and now the Wallaby great's

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  • Atkins to replace fellow Aussie Mumm at Exeter

    Atkins to replace fellow Aussie Mumm at Exeter

    26 Mar 2015 10:31

    Exeter have recruited Australian lock Ollie Atkins from Edinburgh to plug the gap left by his departing compatriot Dean Mumm, the English Premiership club announced on Thursday.Atkins, 26 and a Scotland A international, has agreed a two-

  • Cricket win gives NZ boost for Hong Kong Sevens

    Cricket win gives NZ boost for Hong Kong Sevens

    26 Mar 2015 03:31

    Defending champions New Zealand will go into the Hong Kong Sevens Friday with an extra spring in their step after the Black Caps' stunning victory in the cricket World Cup semi-finals.Veteran New Zealand sevens coach Gordon Tietjens said

  • Hurricanes safe on top as Super shake-up looms

    Hurricanes safe on top as Super shake-up looms

    26 Mar 2015 02:46

    The Wellington Hurricanes are poised to open up a huge lead in the Super 15 competition this weekend, despite resting a galaxy of stars when they tackle the struggling Melbourne Rebels.But there is the prospect of a shake-up in the chasi

  • Tigers looks to regain their bite against Hull

    Tigers looks to regain their bite against Hull

    25 Mar 2015 01:46

    After last season's historic achievements it has been a tough start to 2015 for Castleford but winger Justin Carney is confident the new-look Tigers can be even better than the previous incarnation.Castleford finished fourth in the 2014

  • Michalak added to Toulon's European squad

    Michalak added to Toulon's European squad

    24 Mar 2015 14:31

    France international half-back Frederic Michalak has been added to reigning champions Toulon's European Rugby Champions Cup squad ahead of April's quarter-finals, organisers said Tuesday.Teams are allowed to add three additional player

  • Newcastle sign Scotland prop Welsh

    Newcastle sign Scotland prop Welsh

    24 Mar 2015 12:31

    Newcastle have signed Scotland loosehead prop Jon Welsh from Glasgow on a two-year contract beginning next season, the English Premiership club announced on Tuesday.Welsh, 28, has been capped four times by Scotland and was a member of th

  • Messam escapes punishment on tackle charge

    Messam escapes punishment on tackle charge

    24 Mar 2015 09:01

    Waikato Chiefs flanker Liam Messam escaped punishment Tuesday after a citation for a dangerous tackle in a weekend Super 15 match was downgraded to a lesser charge of unsportsmanlike conduct.The All Blacks player was called before the SA

  • Shark Steyn cleared of dangerous play

    Shark Steyn cleared of dangerous play

    23 Mar 2015 14:16

    Coastal Sharks star Francois Steyn was cleared of dangerous play Monday after being sent off in a weekend Super 15 match.The South Africa centre got a first-half red card in Durban after fly-half Aaron Cruden from New Zealand team Waikat

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